Archive | May 2012

“Project 365 Update!”

I haven’t been around much, as been pretty busy with life! Things seem to always get in the way of me catching up in blog land!

I am way behind with my Project 365 which is a bit annoying but can’t be helped! I have been playing with my new Nikon camera my boys bought me for my birthday and I am still taking lots of pics! I am scraping pages that are going into the album but I wanted a quicker way to put something together!

I was searching through some stuff the other day and came across a pack of Jumbo Playing Cards. Of course I have decided to make a mini album from them! This is what I have come up with!

The cards are a good size for wallet sized photos and I just covered them with some of my Stampin’ Up! designer Series Papers.

I used my Zutter to distress the edges, and while doing this our poor dog hid up in the bedroom! It is a tad noisy, but it so quick and fabulous!

I am doing a 52 Week mini of the highlights of our weeks in 2012! Much more manageable for me at the moment! I am mainly doing it with SU products a few other bits thrown in! 🙂

TFL 🙂 Kerri x

“My Humble Beginings!”

It seems like forever since I have scraped! Maybe not quite but I needed some time out! Last night the boys were out for dinner so I decided to join Heather and the girls at Home and Scrapped for our Monthly Step By Step!! It is so much fun working on a layout with the girls and catching up with them all! I can’t see them but it is just like being there with them!!

I think my layout title says it all!  These photos I wanted to scrap to show how much things have changed since I started Scraping in 2000. There weren’t any scrap shops around and I started off like many others by having a CM party!! Shortly after that the Scrapbook craze hit Australia and hasn’t stopped!!

I had a small scrap space, no computer and minimal supplies!

Now it is never-ending and I know I have been soo lucky to be able to buy what I have wanted, and now as an SU Demo a whole new wonderful world has opened up to me and yes, I am still adding to my scrap stash! lol!!!

TFL 🙂 Kerri x

“Some Flowers!”

I have a Stampin’ Up! workshop on Wednesday and I am going to teach my group of ladies how to create some paper flower embellishments.  We will be using DSP, card-stock and some punches!

These flowers are fairly easy to create and make it budget friendly to add flowers to your pages! I love all the flowers on the market but not the price of them!!

As Stampin’ Up! has such a great range of Designer Series Papers and wonderful punches it’s quite easy!!

I have made some of my Grunge Flowers with the Scallop Punch and some Lollipops withe a Circle Punch! I have also used the Triple Doiley Punch and also made a few Rolled Roses by hand!  The larger ones are made with some strips of DSP grunged up and I made a Folded Flower also known as a Medallion!!

I made these from my scrap stash but the girls will be using our gorgeous Well Worn DSP to create a Heritage Style page! 🙂

TFL 🙂 Kerri x

“Book Of Me Album!”

I have been working on the cover for my BOM and I have finished it!! I decided to go a bit arty and use a few altering techniques!

I layered pattern paper, then tissue paper, added a mask and glimmer mist, stamped, distressed, inked, and layered some other pattern papers!! I also used ribbon, lace, doily, flowers etc!!! This pic Pam took of me yesterday and I thought it would be better printed in black and white!!

Well, I am happy with my ‘arty’ effort on my cover and am looking forward now to getting started with Mary’s prompts over at The Boxx and seeing what the other girls come up with! 🙂

TFL 🙂 Kerri xx

“May DT Challenge!”

May already and I do not know where the year is going!!  A busy month with mother’s Day, my birthday thrown in and I have 3 Workshops as well!!! 🙂

A new month means a whole new lot of challenges from our DT at http://www.challengeheaven.ning.com   The girls have out done themselves again!

When I was pondering mine I was looking at my stash of scraps that I never seem to use and I thought ok I am going to base my challenge on that! 🙂  So  my challenge for you this month is to create a layout using scraps of pp and cut them into strips! Then create a border like I have done or a background!!

These are some photos of Pam and I went we went to the flower show in Melbourne!  I cut the strips and used my SU eyelet border punch on them. Then I layered them up the side added my pics and embellished with some flowers I made!!

Would love you to have a go at my challenge and if you enter you may win the $10 Voucher from Scrapaddix!!!  Your layouts needs to be in the gallery at Challenge Heaven by 5pm, 31/5 to be in the draw!!!

Have fun!!!

TFL 🙂 Kerri x