Thursday, November 28, 2013

Layout for Marion Smith Designs using Nirvana once again !

Hi everyone!! I hope this post finds you well. 

Today I am sharing a layout I created with the Nirvana collection. 


Here are the papers from the Nirvana collection I used

Make sure to visit the Marion Smith Designs blog HERE, where you will find more inspiration from the other DT members and updates on new products. 

Bye for now :)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A mixed media card for Manor House Creations!

Hi everyone.. boy it has been a while since I have blogged "live".. These days, the majority of my posts are pre scheduled about a month in advance. This is the only way I know how to cope and to make sure that I have worked well in advance on DT projects that should life become crazy (how much more crazier I have no idea!LOL) then I at least have time to work on things . I confess, I am not a last minute kinda person! 

Everything is going really well.. Sofia is 6 months along and we have started solid food :) Fun days for an OCD clean freak like me when pumpkin ends up EVERYWHERE but her mouth lol

The older girls are going really well too. Maria finishes Year 1 in about 3 weeks, while we only have a couple of months left before Ioanna starts big school in late January .. this will be hard for me. Very hard. 

As for me, all is well. Well.. "well" is relative isnt it? If by well we mean healthy, alive, and grateful for everything we have then..yes I am doing extremely well. 

Is it hard with 3 kids? You bet! There is no waking moment when they don't ask for something! Not because they are naughty children.. not even close. But its because they ARE children and having children and raising GOOD children is HARD work , all day, every single day. 

Would I change anything? Not one little bit.. there are MANY hard days. But when I look at Sofia, and then I look at my eldest Maria and realise how quickly time goes.. well.. it all becomes clearer. Do I say to myself "I CANT DO THIS ONE MORE DAY?".. heck yes! Every day.. Then, I am back again the next morning doing it all over again LOL! I just want a day off.. ok, maybe a week would do it but i just want a little time off to maybe shower at an appropriate time, and drink ONE coffee ONE day without being asked "mummy, mummy, mummy what are are having? Can I have some? " LOL! And just to think that 1 of the 3 kids doesnt even talk yet LOL!

This is life yes? 

Anyway, I am so proud of this next card I am posting here today. I have been playing around with some mixed media and stencils etc lately and I love how the background turned out here. 

I used some subtle flowers from Manor House Creations, as well as one of their frames and words. 

Manor House Creations Products:
 Believe paper – Dreams come true
Ornate frame – Gothic white
 Flowers – Letters from Paris
Flexible words – Love black.

Thanks for dropping by today and letting me vent.. I feel better now :) 

Till next time my friends :) 


Thursday, November 21, 2013

My last share for Scraps Of Elegance!

As I mentioned earlier in the month, this is my last month at Scraps Of Elegance and today I am sharing my last layout with the current kit. 

This is November's "Thankful"
Scraps of Elegance November 2013 monthly kit

And here is my page..

I recently enrolled in an online class with a couple of scrappy friends, and one of the tutorials was by the very talented Kasia Krzyminska , who among other things used some paper squares and colour mediums to build her background. I really liked the look of that and decided to give it a go here. I used a contrasting paper from the same collection and my paper trimmer to cut out some squares and overlapped them on my background before going over them with a black pen and gesso and make them stand out. 

Materials List (from the main kit and add ons)
Paper: Crate Paper: Close Knit Collection:  Abode, Togetherness
Mists: Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabio Mist - Summer Lovin Sun, Tbird Turquoise and Tears On My Pillow Tangerine
Resin: Webster's Pages - Family Traditions Perfect Accents Resin Accessories
Flowers: Prima- Lil Missy Flowers, Prima -Florella Mulberry Paper Leaves, Prima : Layla Flowers
Trim: Webster's Pages -Heart Lace 
Word Stickers: Webster's Pages - Family Traditions

From My STash
Stencil: Prima Marketing 12x12 Stencil - Checker
Gesso and Gel medium
Kaisercraft and Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz stamps

If you like the look of this kit and the add ons you can purchase all of it HERE (where available) 

You will find the Scraps of Elegance website HERE and the forum with many active participants and lots of challenges HERE or their store HERETo purchase or subscribe to these kits please go HERE. 

Have a great day everyone :)  Thanks for dropping by :) 

Find ME HERE...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A layout for Donna Salazar Designs!

Hey everyone. Dropping in today to share with you this layout I created for Donna Salazar Designs. 

Please drop by the blog HERE and Donna's YouTube Channel HERE for some amazing inspiration. 


Yes that is my baby girl there, and yes I admit this page turned out a little more masculine and grungy than I had anticipated! But I was dying to use the just released Want2Scrap Donna Salazar Designs 8x10 Alphabet Stencil 

Alphabet Stencil - 8x10

I have used it here on my background paper (GCD Studios Donna Salazar Designs Natural Beauty collection) together with thick Gesso and Donna's Mix'd Media Inx in Vintage
Image 1

One of the things I was really wanting to also use is the Spellbinders Donna Salazar Designs Sprightly Sprockets Die . I have 3 girls right??? How could I use something so masculine? Ah ha! But I do love a challenge and I soooo wanted to use these on a girl layout. 

Sprightly Sprockets

And to add more colour to the background, I used Clearsnap Donna Salazar Designs Smooch Spritz set! 

Materials List
GCD Studios Donna Salazar Designs Natural Beauty collection
GCD Studios Donna Salazar Designs Mix'd Media Stax II

Want2Scrap Donna Salazar Designs 8x10 Alphabet Stencil




Kaisercraft Grid Stamp
Prima Marketing Flowers
Crate Paper Gold resin flowers
I hope you like my layout :) 'till next time , its bye for now!

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

13arts for CSI#98

Hello everyone!

This month 13arts is sponsoring Color Stories Inspiration and so the Design Team was invited to play along with some of their challenges. 

This is how I solved the case:

Evidence: clock, book pages, frames
Testimony: Write journalling in the form of a bed time story "Once Upon A time.."

Materials List
Paper: 13arts Faces of Spring collection
Stickers and Die Cuts: 13arts Faces Of Spring collection
Ink: 13arts Ink - black
Gesso: 13arts
Paint: 13arts Matte Yellow
Flowers: Manor House Creations
Clock: Prima Marketing
Magicals: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Stencil: Frog Dog Studio 
Frames: Frog Dog Studio
Embossing Paste: Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste.

Visit the 13arts store HERE
These papers are available in Australia at Scrappy Capers HERE

Check out the 13arts blog HERE

Thanks for dropping by today! See you next time :))

Thursday, November 14, 2013

13arts November challenge!

Here is an art journal page for 13arts November challenge using the gorgeous Ayeeda paints and gesso and the sticker sheet from the Face Of Spring collection

 All the materials I have used here are available at the 13arts store HERE

Here is my art journal page..It is about a life after kids. About sacrificing a lot for the ones I love. About not missing a life of designer shoes and bags at all ! LOL!

I used the beautiful paints on my background here. I sprayed lots of water and let it all run . I then went over it with a baby wipe to help it all blend in together. 

Remember the online shop is HERE and to check your stockists for your country go HERE

These papers are available in Australia at Scrappy Capers HERE

Check out the 13arts blog HERE

Thanks for dropping by today! See you next time :))