Happy birthday card

There are times when you just need to quickly whip up a card. In these cases simple is best. 

Totally the easiest card with only a base (14.8cm x 10.5cm) of co-coordinating cardstock and a layer of whisper white (13.8cm x 9.5cm).

Quickly stamped using in-colours because I know they co-ordinate.

Of course you have to start with the lightest colour top and bottom with the darker of the top in the middle.  

Add a few diamontes and you have a stunning but effective card in a few minutes.

Dragonflies

I’ve always been a lover of dragonflies. I have a necklace I bought while in Byron Bay one weekend which features a dragonfly and this necklace always draws attention.

My mother-in-laws birthday was back in February and of course I had to make her a handmade card.  I am always so time poor but obviously I wanted a quick but beautiful card to give her.

This card uses very basic supplies. One stampset, the coordinating dies, one piece of thick whisper white and 4 ink pads.

Stay tuned for the video to come.

Mother’s Day cards

 I have so many cards I have photographed and not uploaded. My goal for the next 6 months is to upload them. These cards feature retired products

I was inspired by a post I saw where someone had created a black and white background using a flower centre. In all honesty, even though this set is one of my most used sets, this is the first time I have ever used the flower centre. Now remember when you’re creating a background you nees to ensure the images also go off the page. If you don’t the background looks broken up and un-natural.

The rest of the card is fairly self explanatory.

This next card was created using Blended Bloom. Oh, my goodness what a beautiful stamp.

I love tone on tone and that’s why Stampin’Up! are just brilliant. Wisteria Wonder goes so well with Elegant Eggplant and when you stamp with Elegant Eggplant onto Elegant Eggplant cardstock it is simply stunning.

My most used embossing folder is Decorative Dots and it’s retired too but guess what? There are some equally beautiful and versatile embossing folders that have come in so have no fear.

ESAD blog hop- favourites 

Thanks for the wonderful creations you shared Linda Whalley.

Is it even possible to have favourites? This catalogue has some amazing products.

I am always one for a scrapbooking page or two. That’s what I usually do on these hops. I rarely post photos of my cards even though I hold at least 2 classes a month. I should make sure I do that.

As many of you know I love pocket scrapbooking and am an admin to a large facebook group. Of course using the new Memories and More I had to create a few layouts. Let me know what you think.

These two pocket pages were using the Perfect Days Memories and More set. I love to use anything with and black and white base. It makes it so easy to use. So much more versatile.

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This side is of page is the Louvre. I used a a more colourful selection of cards. You will see on the reverse side there are cards from the same kit however I have used black and white only so they would match my photos of Notre Dame.

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With a few embellishments these can be stunning pages but of course you can ALWAYS just use the cards as is. No need for embellishments.

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What do you think? Would you like to pocket scrapbooking for your memories?

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The few embellishments.

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For this page I used the Designer Series Paper Coffee Break to create a page about our trip to Europe last year. These photos are from our first day adventuring around Paris. Coffee was a must and these papers were perfect for this page.

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I fussy cut the cups, coffee pots and plunger from paper in the set. I like the way I was able to create some beautiful embellishment clusters using this paper. I don’t mind fussy cutting. It is a mindless task and easy to complete when you want to craft but are a little bit tired or lost for direction.

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I hope you enjoyed all my creations.

 

Here is a full list of blog participants. Please make sure you leave some comments as you hop around.

If you’d like to know a little bit more about ESAD please comment below.

 

Here is a list of all blog hop participants:

  1. Josie Dean
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Carolina Evans
  4. Kim Oliver
  5. Sandra Mastello
  6. Lou Kitzelman
  7. Kelly Kent
  8. Cheryl Algie
  9. Rebecca Scurr
  10. Sharon Dalton
  11. Leonie Schroder
  12. Monique Fielder
  13. Courtenay Heuston
  14. Terri Hawke
  15. Barbara Williams
  16. Kristel Rimmer
  17. Maree McIntosh
  18. Kathryn Ruddick
  19. Rosalie Desmond
  20. Linda Whalley
  21. Amity Knight – that’s me
  22. Peta Stephen
  23. Megan Lenske
  24. Richelle Fletcher
  25. Carly Middleton

Monday Memories – Today

Monday Memories is back. My goal is to post a layout from the weekend every Monday. Who is going to help keep me accountable?

Another one of my goals is to use up my stash. You should see my scrap room. It is soooo full of supplies, paper especially. Let’s use it up.

This layout called Today was one of my favourite layouts of recent times. It was a lot of fun to do.

Just texture paste over a mask then dripping the re-inkers down the page.

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I love the little rhinestone details on this page.

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More close ups

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The awesome camera is coloured in with blendabilities. How good does it look?

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I loved that camera stamp and I can’t bring myself to ever get rid of it. Here’s to using your stash.

ESAD Blog hop Eastern Palace suite

Thanks for stopping by from Jessie‘s blog. Have you been inspired so far?

Ever see a product in a catalogue and thought, “What were they thinking? How could you use that?” This is one of those suites that the catalogue just doesn’t do it justice. Even the promotional material by Stampin’ Up! isn’t that inspiring BUT when you see samples by fellow demonstrators it is a set with limitless possibilities. Don’t you agree?

Of course I had to do a scrap page with this set. How could I not?

My initial thought with this set was to create a background with all the dies and of course I had to stamp the background and use these amazing sentiments for my page. Who else thought they screamed, “Scrap with me!”?

See how beautiful the layers of stamping and dies looks together?

A few pieces of the Eastern Palace Speciality DSP. I used a strip at the bottom and the top because I felt it finished it off. I fussy cut the flowers from the paper for some added interest and a strip of the same paper to ground my photo.

Of course some enamel shapes and the beautiful tassels from this suite.

Just add Alphabet Labeler and you’ve got a title and the date.

 

Blog Hop Participants:

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Nicole Wilson
  4. Kim Oliver
  5. Libby Dyson
  6. Cheryl Algie
  7. Peta Stephen
  8. Maree McIntosh
  9. Leonie Schroder
  10. Kristel Rimmer
  11. Jenny Hayward
  12. Narelle Fasulo
  13. Monique Fielder
  14. Ellen Woodbridge
  15. Rosalie Desmond
  16. Cathy Pinchbeck
  17. Juan Ambida
  18. Carly Middleton
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Jessie Holton
  21. Amity Knight that’s me
  22. Tanya Bell

 

Scrap creation

I love to create but lately I just haven’t had the mojo or I’ve had it at completely the wrong time, you know like when we’ve got some place to be or it’s late at night and I’m about to go to bed and I have to get up early. There is also the fact that it has been Christmas and New Year’s and my birthday and our wedding anniversary and the return of work and, and, and.

I’ve started my Friday night crafty gathering again in the hope that having a designated crafty time will make me do something even if it is just sorting out photos while I chat to my friends so if you’re local and free on a Friday night come along.

This is the last layout I created. Last year some time. It was meant to be part of a blog hop but I got sick and couldn’t finish my post. It was after that when I fell off the creative wagon. Here’s hoping I get back on it.

I used to create a lot of layouts using patterned paper backgrounds and I hadn’t done so in a long time. I was inspired by Shimelle who mainly creates with patterned paper backgrounds and I’ve followed her for years and loved all her work for a long, long time. Check her out and register for one of her online classes if you can. They are amazing.

These bright papers are available only during Sale-a-bration and are a free set of papers. For every  $90 you spend on product you recieve a free item from the sale-a-bration catalogue. Pretty cool right.

If I was a bit organised in my craft room I would have my sewing machine set up and I’d add a bit of stitching around the edge instead of the pen but I do love the way the pen outlines look.

This stampset is called Lift Me Up  and I love the versatility of this set and the coordinating dies, Up & Away. They are even bundled for 10% off. Pretty good.

I was also challenged by my husband to not create a round the border journaled layout as I am so fond of doing.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my page. Stay tuned for more of my travel album.