Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Using up Scraps

I'm trying to use up all my scraps lately as I have way too much and it's cluttering my brain as well as my creative space!

I thought I would share my creations - Mum and Dad will take these and more with them on their trip up to Darwin in their bus to sell to the travellers they meet along the way!

I pulled out the left over bits from a class sample that I made for last month using the Echo Park Little Girl Range.

I mostly had Journalling Cards left over so I pulled out my folder of scraps and this is what I came up with.

A paper scrap organisation tip I have it to cut up a selection of large paper scraps into card fronts - 14cm x 10cm and keep them handy so you can rumage through them when you have smaller scraps to use on quick cards!

This is super old Stampin Up paper - It's been hanging around for ages so I'm glad to be using it finally!

The ribbon ruffles add some dimension!

I love love love these lolly pop flowers, they are just scraps of paper punched using nesting punches or nestability circles and your cuttlebug, stacked and stapled with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher! These ones I've crumpled a little bit for some dimension.

These ones I've left flat for a cleaner look.

Just some left over flowers and a brad on top of a journalling block which has been layered with a couple of bits of cardstock.

I've used the star motif on the journalling tag and copied it by adding a larger chipboard star as the focal point!

Nice and easy - Just because it is a journalling tag doesn't mean you have to write on it - Break the rules sometimes! It's fun!

Lots of layering and another ribbon ruffle.

Buttons and string - Simple and oh sew cute!

Thanks for stopping by my blog - Hope you like it!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter...

I hope you all had a fabulous Easter and Anzac Day Long Weekend!
I've had a great time. I've been wanting to do this printers tray from 7Gypsies for ages now for display in store and today I finally got to it. I bought these Papers from the Be Mine collection from Echo Park ages ago with intention to use them for the photos I took at my good friend Rachael's wedding which was in April 2010! So after a year I have finally got around to it and here is the finished result!

(The saying is "Love is like a butterfly, it settles upon you when you least expect it")
I love it and I've made a vow with myself after trying to organise my scraps that after I complete a project I will make as many cards as I can with the left overs before I start another project.

I made these 10 cards with the left overs from the Printers Tray and I am more than happy with the results.

Edges are inked with Black Soot Distress Ink and the ribbon is Vandross Organza in Black.

Love the bird cage! with the escapee on top! Cheeky in an elegant way!

These little heart mirrors are by Twiddlybits! I've had them for ages and not really known what to do with them so I'm so happy I found a use for them and I'm really happy with the result! I think I will have to buy some more.

I used Black Cordinations with a pink core - I just sanded the edges to get a pink border! How easy is that!

I couldn't possible have made 10 cards without using my favourite Monarch Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart!

Love this saying by Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous! Also used vintage linen thread that I got from a junk shop! I actually bought it for the wooden reel but the thread is beautiful! Bonus!

I have a ton of chipboard bits and these 2 bracketty type frames were perfect to add a little bit of interest!

This one is a tattered angels chipboard mistable frame - I spritzed it with Raven Glimmermist and then sanded the top layer back as the chipboard has an embossed image it came up beautifully.

Again with the cute mirror hearts - I also love this ribbon ruffling lately - So easy and so effective.

Love this Fleur de Leis! and the Tim Holtz Film Strip is perfect.

This is a beautiful range from Echo Park - Come in a pick some up from Pages 2 Scrap for your next crafting project!

Thanks for stopping by


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Friday Night Classes at Pages 2 Scrap

Hi there, I thought I would drop in and let you all know that I will be teaching 2 classes this Friday night at Pages 2 Scrap and I would love to see you there.

The 1st is a 1 hour class where we will make 3 cards using a technique called faux tile.

3 Quick Cards Class
Friday 15th April 5pm - 6pm
$20 (including Kit)

It is so much fun and you will go home with 3 beautiful and unique cards.

Here is a sneek peek.

The next class is a Copic project where knowledge of how to blend is essential. We will be colouring a Stamp from the La La Land Marci Range which is oh so cute.

Copic Project Class
Friday 15th April 5pm - 6pm
$30 including kit
(you will need to supply your own markers)

If you have basic Copic skills come along and book into this class.

Here is a sneek peak

It starts at 7pm and goes for 2 hours.

Call Pages 2 Scrap now on 1300 664 228 to secure your place

Thanks for Stopping By Bec

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Big Change for Bec...

Hi Everyone, Long time no Blog!
My lame excuse is that I have recently been made redundant from my full time job which kind of sent me in a tailspin!
Don't get me wrong! It wasn't the worst thing in the world but somehow I fell into a Lazy Coma and have been doing not very much of anything productive since my last day which was now almost 3 weeks ago!

So, I have finally regained my motivation (slightly) and
I have a ton of classes lined up for April!

I am teaching 2 classes on Wednesday (which is technically today!), the first is at 10.30am for 2 hours and is a 3 quick layouts class using absolultey gorgeous and fun Echo Park Patterned Papers. This class is suitable for both beginners and seasoned scrapbookers. All you need to bring with you is your paper trimmer and some double sided tape! Oh! and of course a bundle of photos that you don't mind cropping! Also don't forget you can bring your USB drive and we can print your suitable photos right instore instantly - How awesome is that!

Here is a sneaky peak of the Samples I made!

If you would like to attend you can just turn up at 10.30am, but if you can please call Sue on 1300 664 228 after 9am to book your place.

If you like the look of this class but you are busy tomorrow,
I am teaching it again on Saturday the 16th of April at 2pm till 4pm.

Class fee including kit is $30

I am also teaching a Create with Cuttlebug Class tomorrow afternoon which is designed to show you what you can do with your cuttlebug machine. This class is also perfect for beginners but you will learn lots and have heaps of fun even if you have been using your Cuttlebug for years. You will go home with a sample booklet full of beautiful samples that you can either keep as a reference or use on your scrapbook layouts or cards.

This class starts at 1.30pm and finishes at 3.30pm

If you have your own Cuttlebug please bring it along with your
A plate
B plate x2
C plate if you have one

You can bring your own embossing folders and dies but they are not required.

Class fee including kit is $30

Please call Sue after 9am to book your place, bookings will be essential for this class as there are limited places available.

I hope to see you tomorrow but if not I hope to see you at another of my classes over the next few months.

Check out my Class Timetable on the sidebar and also mine and all the other fantastic teachers at Pages 2 Scrap.

Thanks for stopping by


Monday, March 7, 2011

Wedding Card...

I have a few friends getting married this year so I wanted to get started on some wedding cards... I like to do something a little bit more special than I normally would so this is one that I came up with.

I've used Kazzaz Papers and rub ons, Prima Flowers, Green Tara Butterflies and trim, Kaisercraft bling and Tattered Angels Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Wicked Wings!

We'll it's Sunday again and I have to say I like Sundays... They have no need to rush kinda feel to them.
I wanted to show you some cheeky little winged creations I made recently

This one was something similar to a an element from a class I attended with Collections Elements at SIA but I decided to have a play after seeing some of Sherry Mendoza's creations at a scrap night I attended. I used Collections Elements wings and dress form chipboard pieces, I covered the bodice with Kaisercraft flocked paper from the Gypsy Sisters collection. I then painted the wings with pearl Adirondack acrylic paint Dabber (I love these) and then I gave them 2 coats of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Tide Pool. While the wings were drying I wrapped some aqua tulle strip around the waist and used Bling to make a snake design to add some interest. I used large Zots to attach the wings to the body at the shoulder. I curved the wings to give a bit of dimension.
This could be used on a scrapbooking layout or on a card front or in a shadow box or even just as a little piece to give to a friend.

This one is a little creepy but I love it! The day I made this one - I was recovering from my operation and had just watched Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland so I may have been influenced slightly.

I used Tim Holtz Fanciful Flight Sizzix Die for the wings which I cut from scraps of cream cardstock and bookpaper for the inserts, I assembled them using glossy accents and gave them a coat of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Rustic. I also used a small bodice from Collections Elements and covered it in book paper and a coat of Glimmer Glam. I then added a head cut from a Dark Room Door Film Strip. Leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you liked my wicked wings


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Start your Copic Journey with me on Saturday 5th March

If you have been drawn to Copic coloured art and you have wondered about how much skill it takes to produce such amazing images? wonder no more, Copic 101 shows you simple blending techniques that give you stunning results. I will show you how to choose colours and images and also inks for stamping with Copic and also how to fix mistakes like colouring outside the lines :)
Come along and start your journey this Saturday from 2pm till 4pm Class Fee is $30 and you will also receive 2 Copic markers to start your collection or add to the ones you already have

I can't wait to see you there

Call Pages2Scrap on 1300 664 228 to secure your place