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“A Month of Creativity!”

Over @ http://homeandscrapped.ning.com/ the lovely Heather has created a class for us to get us creating! Each day of Feb she posts a different challenge for us to get us motivated! πŸ™‚ I am a bit behind as my life has interrupted me this week, but managed the first task yesterday! πŸ™‚

Day one is to create a layout based on her example and have a go at some stamping! Of course this is right up my alley! πŸ™‚

006-001I used all Stampin’ Up! products for this as I had the Simply Stocking Stamp set and matching punch and hadn’t had a chance to use it yet! I stamped on a piece of Whisper White Card stock in Gumball Green, Cherry cobbler and Kiwi Kiss inks and cut it into sections, then layered on the Gumball Green cs.

I Used Cherry cobbler 12×12 as the base and used the Stocking Punch to punch the little stockings!! I wasn’t sure about this set when it first came came out, but I love it now!! πŸ™‚

Some photos of the boys and I Xmas 2012! πŸ™‚ I decided to create a double layout, using 4 photos and print them black and white as I knew the colors would be nice and bright! πŸ™‚

006-003This is a bit of a closie of the stocking banner I made and finished it off with some yummy Glimmer Brads! And the title is stamped with the Noteable alphabet!

Ok now to get on to the next challenge! πŸ™‚

TFL πŸ™‚ Kerri x

“Feb Challenge & A Tutorial! “

The end of January, where did it go! Welcome February πŸ™‚

I am lucky enough this month to be a Guest Designer @ http://homeandscrapped.ning.com/Β Β  I really enjoyed my four months last yr as a DT and getting an extra month is a bonus!Β  My challenge for you is to create a layout using some decorative tape; home-made or bought πŸ™‚

As you all know by now I am a Washi Tape-aholic! I can’t get enough of the stuff! πŸ™‚ Even though the rolls of gorgeous tape are not expensive, it is always nice to be able to save a few pennies on scrap supplies! That is why I have done this tutorial for you on how to make your own ‘washi tape’ πŸ™‚

You don’t need many supplies to make some tape and you probably have them in your stash! πŸ™‚

Supplies needed!

Masking Tape

Non stick craft mat or baking paper

paint, Stazon ink, mists, stamps, mod podge

acetate sheet or a page protector for storing your tape πŸ™‚

Step 1.Β  Tear strips of tape off your roll and apply them to your clothes to make them low tack.Β  This is so the tape wont tear your paper or card-stock if you need to lift and re-apply on a layout or card. πŸ™‚ Then lay several strips of tape across your mat to use πŸ™‚

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Step 2.Β Β There are a few ways I decorated the tape! a) Stamp directly onto it with Stazon as this dries quickly. b) Paint your tape with, or mist then stamp over it.Β  You will need to use a heat gun if you mist and use dye inks. c) Apply Mod Podge over strip and adhere pattern paper! d) Use Crackle paint and watch the crackle appear!Β  e) Apply glue along the strip and add some glitter. f) Stamp with a versamark pad, apply emboss powder and heat πŸ™‚Β  Just use your imagination! πŸ™‚

007-001On these pieces I stamped with Black Stazon and adhered a strip of Vintage music sheet! πŸ™‚

Step 3. Get to it and have fun creating your own tapes to match your projects and enjoy!! πŸ™‚

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As you can see after the strips dried I lifted them from my craft mat and adhered them to the page protector to use on my layout! πŸ™‚ You can also cut up pieces of toilet roll holder and wrap the tape around to store.

Step 4. When you can stop making this addictive stuff I would love to see what you came up with and see it on your layout! πŸ™‚

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And this is what I came up with πŸ™‚ I masked the background with a Hexie mask, embossed some pp with a folder and sanded it back, added my photos, made the banner using washi.Β  Using strips of the washi I made, (the black grunge and the blue cogs), I put them at the bottom and top of the photos and made the flowers.

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A close up of the flowers I made by punching a circle of card-stock and the adding the tape ruffled around the circle and securing with a brad. πŸ™‚ Really easy to make as your tape is already tacky and you don’t have to worry about messy glue. πŸ™‚

Well, I hope you feel inspired to have a go at my challenge and have some creative fun!

TFL πŸ™‚ Kerri x

“WANTED!” – Design Team Members!

Do you love scraping, and love a good challenge? Well if that is you then this is an opportunityΒ  for you! πŸ™‚

Over at http://homeandscrapped.ning.com/ ourΒ  lovely ‘boss lady’, Heather Waldron is looking for a couple of keen girls for our DT from Feb – May 2013!

It is not a hard job, but is very rewarding! We have a lovely supportive and friendly forum and Heather works hard to make it a great place for all our members! πŸ™‚

I have just completed 4 months with Heather, and a couple of the girls and have a ball! It is so rewarding to create a challenge and to see how other scrapers interpret it! I have been a member for 3 years and it is a great place to just chat, learn and make new friends!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Even though I have only met a couple of girls IRL you feel like part of the family.:)

If you are interested, below is a list of duties for the position and how you need to apply! πŸ™‚

I am looking for a new Creative Design Team for Home and Scrapped for the first half of 2013.Β 

The H&S Creative Design Team will:

*Β liaiseΒ with me and the other team members about challenges

* design and create one challenge page per month

* design and create one challenge per Cyber Crop (every alternate month)

* participate fully in the forum discussions and challenges

* create at least one tutorial during their term of office

* get to know the community of members through the forum and the chat box

* promote Home and Scrapped in the wider scrapping community through their blog and other social networks

* just generally hang around Home enjoying life whenever possible πŸ™‚ Β 

The team will be chosen by merit from members who are financial contributors to Home and Scrapped – one of the perks of being a contributing member.Β 

Really, it’s not arduous and I would LOVE you to have a go – we all have something wonderful to contribute, whatever our style or experience. You can apply whether you are an old member or new, whether you’ve been on the DT before, whether you think you can manage or not. I will consider all appropriate applications.Β 

So, if you think you can commit yourself for four easy and very pleasant months, please message me privately and I will send you a challenge to complete. If you want to have a go but aren’t yet a financial member, go become one, LOL! πŸ˜‰ Get your expression of interest in asap, because the new term starts on Feb 1st and we all know how fast time flits by!Β 

Good luck, looking forward to hearing from you

What could be more fun than hanging around with like-minded girls, scraping of course, making new friends and learning lots of new things! πŸ™‚

If you wold like to apply hop on over, & join us!! πŸ™‚

You really do feel like ‘you are At Home‘ πŸ™‚

TFL πŸ™‚ Kerri x