Sunday, December 22, 2013

Season's Greetings xo

Hello!  Just popping by with probably my last share for the year.....a Christmas layout I made using loads of yummy Shimmerz.  It's only 3 more sleeps and Santa will be excited, I don't know who is more excited, the kids or myself :) 
Here are the collection of Shimmerz products I used on my layout:
Spritz in 4 leaf Clover and Rock-a-fella Blue
Vibez in Holly Jolly
Dimensionz in Green Thumb
Dazzlerz in Spun Sugar
Blingz in Hi Ho Silver
Shimmerz in Ultra Marine
"It's Beginning to Feel a lot Like Christmas"

Some details......I have used some chipboard from 2 Crafty and gorgeous Prima flowers.
I used a Prima mask here, sprayed the Rock-a-fella Blue Spritz.  I wanted the bricks to pop out more so I just went back over the Spritz (after it had dried) with the stencil and modelling paste.

I applied the Blingz in Hi Ho Silver to the stars and snow flakes.
I sprayed the accent with the Spritz to change the colour of it to match the rest of the layout.

I snapped the resin piece in half and used on the top and bottom of the layout.

I used some 2 Crafty chipboard pieces which I covered in Dazzlerz Sugar Spun and then traced my finger on the legs of the reindeer with the Hi Ho Silver Blingz.

One last detailed shot.

I would love to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, stay safe wherever you are!!!!  Thanking you all for your support and kind words throughout the year, it really makes me so happy that you drop by and enjoy seeing my creations!!! 
I will see you in 2014......hugs xoxoxo

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas inspiration and a new DT!!!

Hi lovely blog followers and friends!!!  I have my Christmas holiday album to share with you today!  I made this using a Kaisercraft clear album along with loads of Shimmerz and Christmas collection papers by Heidi Swapp and Webster's Pages Allison Kreft.    I used some gorgeous Chippies from 2 Crafty and some Prima Resin.
I didn't do a complete December daily, I just don't have the time to fill it so instead I have just made it a holiday album for all of those special days and events we have through December.

Here is the front cover without the pages behind it:)  I like these Christmas colours for a change for me...I always shy away from red!!!

Here are a few of the pages on the inside..................

This is my last page and the other clear end to my album.  I love how the Shimmerz sat on this clear board.  It kind of looks like a Christmas Bauble!!! 

Closeups of the front cover...........

2 Crafty Reindeer and flourish.

Here is the Shimmerz colour palette I used for this Mini Album:

I also want to share with you my Christmas layout I created for the newest issue of Paperhaus.  I created this using the Paperhues for the winter issue.  You can find the link here for more inspiration!!
"Cutest Little Elf"

I love this layout......I used lots of Crate Paper along with some pretty Prima flowers.  Loads of layers as usual :)

Some cute little flags by October Afternoon.  Easy enough to make yourself though with a toothpick and paper!

I used a circle stencil underneath with lots of yummy Shimmerz colours.

The mint accent frame is by Webster's Pages.

 In other scrappy news, I have a new Design Team announcement!!!  You may have noticed I have been using a lot of 2 Crafty chipboard lately......well I have been asked to join the design team for 2014.  Super excited to be playing with all of these gorgeous chippy products!  You can find all of the details and team members HERE
I am really looking forward to my time with 2 Crafty :)
Before I go I would love to share this pic of my gorgeous 3!!  We had a little Christmas shoot yesterday and here is one of my faves :)  Melt my heart they do!


Okay, that is me for today......have a lovely week with Christmas preparations xo

Friday, December 13, 2013

Scrapbook Diaries - Happy Love

Hi there scrappy friends, I am pleased to announce my second kit for the Scrapbook Diaries called "Happy Love" featuring the gorgeous new (hard to find, I'm told) Prima collection "The Optimist"!!!  A dark background is always different for me but this layout just bursts with colour and all things fun and beautiful!
You can find the details here at the Scrapbook Diaries blog.
"Happy Love"

Some detailed always the kit comes with a video step x step tutorial to create this sweet Prima creation. 

This is the basic kit contents which you can find here along with other options for purchase.  The kit is jam packed and there is always more product to create an extra layout.

Thankyou for stopping by, I hope you get the chance to come create with me at the Scrapbook Diaries!  Any questions you may have, please don't hesitate to ask :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Welcome to the Paperhaus Winter Frolic Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Winter Frolic 12 Days Of Christmas Blog Hop! We are celebrating the release of the Winter Issue of PaperHaus Magazine but also inspiring you each day with wonderful holiday projects, giveaways and inspiration! Our blog hop will run from December 1st to December 12th! Be sure to stop each day and leave a comment each day to win some fabulous prizes by our lovely sponsors! Don't forget to check out the Winter Issue for additional inspiration, holiday cheer and some amazing projects from our contributing team! 
Here is the link for this beautiful, inspiring, festive issue:

Here are the list of blogs to visit on day 4 of the hop:
  • Stacey Young <<<<  You are here

  • While we are in the festive spirit I would love to share another Christmas layout with you.  This time I used the new Christmas collections from Heidi Swapp and Webster's pages Allison Kreft Designs. 

    I am not much of a scrapper with red, so I think using subtle amounts of it on Christmas layouts agrees with me!  I really like this one, even threw the darker green in there too which is also a different colour for me to use.  I used the Shimmerz Blingz colour in Winter Green to match the papers out of these collections.


    Some closeups..........loads of layers and distressed edges!


    A Crate Paper bow layered with a vellum bow and flair button!

    A little gold thread!

    I used some black Shimmerz on the Transparency too, love how that turned out, I didn't do anything but apply a dribble of it with a paintbrush and it just dried this way.
    Your next stop today is Umwowstudio where you will find a super yummy giveaway!!!!
    Thankyou so much for hopping along today, I hope you have enjoyed the Winter Issue of Paperhaus and are enjoying all of the fun and inspiration.........still more to come over the next week or so!!
    Not long now until the Jolly man comes!!!  Excited :) :)

    Monday, December 2, 2013

    Hey Hey!!!

    Hello!  Well they say when it rains, it pours........well it certainly did at Kobi's birthday party.  It is definitely one we will remember.  Long story short, beautiful day until we started setting up for the party out at the gardens....thunder, no, it's okay, we think it will just pass.  Well it didn't, every one arrived, everyone got soaked (I mean it bucketed down), jumping castle collapsed, food went sogg
    y, and after a while we decided to pack up and go home!  We went back home, about 15 mins later the sun shines!!!!  The main thing was the cake survived the trip :)  Just our luck!!! Oh well, next years a pool party!!!!
    So this little guy is now getting ready to be a big preppie boy next year.  He actually had a cry tonight because he wanted to read just like Cooper, he really tries, he knows a lot of books by memory.  I think he is going to flourish next year at big school!!!  You drive me up the wall some days (LOL) but my gosh I Love you so much sweet boy xoxo
    Okay, so wanting to share a couple of creative things today too!!!!
      The first one is a DT creation for Shimmerz. 
    Of course this is what I get these days when I ask for a selfie with the boys, lots of giggles and cheekiness!!!!  Yes, they are my little treasures :)
    I have used the following products:
    Dimensionz in Streets of Gold and Green Thumb
    Dazzlerz in Sour Apply
    Spritz in Mango Madness and 4 Leaf Clover
    Shimmerz in Key Lime and Apricot
    "Mummy's Treasures"

    I have also used another of those 2 Crafty feathers..........oh they are gorgeous!  I have applied Dazzlerz in Sour Apple to it.

    I applied some Shimmerz to the resin feathers to add a little more colour.  I also did this with the light bulb.......I just love how the Shimmerz products take to these embellishments!  Some cool effects!

    I actually started this layout by applying texture paste to a feather stencil.  I then applied the Spritz and lifted up the page, that is how I got the dribble effect underneath.  But of course, me being me, my feather background is almost completely unseen........part of the process I always say :)

    I just love the Dazzlerz colour in Sour Apple.  It just makes a layout 'pop'!!!!  I have used it under and around some of my embellishments.

    Lots of Prima pretties, Heidi Swapp and Crate papers!

    Here you can find the Shimmerz Store and don't forget to mention my name at checkout to receive your free bottle of the New Dimensionz :)


    The super gorgeous Winter Issue of Paperhaus is now up and live!  Here is the link :
    It's full of beautiful inspiration for the festive season. Grab a cuppa and check it out!!!


    While I am here thought I would share this quick creation I whipped up.  Have I told you I'm a little addicted to feathers lately ;)
    I used mostly Glitz Wild and Free here!  Of course lots of Shimmerz too.
    "Love the Look"

    Here are some detailed shots for you :)

    That's it for my creations today............more to share soon!
    So, is anyone else way behind like me and still thinking of doing a December Daily (it's not too late right) ???  I'm thinking I might just create a mini album and just document particular days.....not everyday!! 
    Anyways, best get off here, gazillion things to do!
    Have a great week xoxo

    Friday, November 22, 2013

    New stuff to share :)

    Hello!  I am stopping by with a new Shimmerz creation today.  This was my first time using the new Dimensionz products and I must say, they are soooo cool!!!  So so easy to use aswell!!
    Here is my list of Shimmerz used on this layout:
    Dimensionz in Orange U Pretty, Streets of Gold and Blue Lagoon
    Texturez in Patina
    Spritz in Treasured Hyme
    Vibez in Egg Noggin, Jeni B Bleu and Before Dawn
    Absolutely love this layout and how it turned out not to mention how much fun it was to make :)  I was also inspired by Prima BAP for November in which I followed the sketch.....yes it is in!!!!
    "Love This"

    Lots of yummy Prima flowers here, some new, some old :)

    Absolutely love the new resins!  Just gorgeous!  I have also used one of the new brick pathway stencils....awesome effect from this one :)

    Look at those gorgeous new Dimensionz, love these colours!

    I did a little stamping on this one aswell.  The black contrast really adds a lot of depth to this page.

    My next project I wanted to share today is a Mini Album I made for baby Sianne.  My BFF's little girl is turning 1!!  The theme of her party is cupcakes so I just had to make the cover a cupcake for her.  I used the new Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Flea Market along with some older Crate papers. 
     "1 - Mini Album"

    I love the clips in the Maggie Holmes collections, I have been dying to use them and all of these other pretty, girly things!!

    I filled her album with pictures and little facts and firsts!
    I used a little bit of Hambly too!

     Just a few pages to share with you.  You get the idea :)

    In other scrappy news, I am thrilled to share that I will be apart of the Once Upon a Sketch design team for 2014!!!  Thankyou Nadia, this is going to be fun :)
    You can find the announcement here with the huge international lineup!!

    I have been so busy this week!  Firstly meeting this wonderful lady :)  Limor Webber came to my local scrapstore Scrapbook Fantasies as a part of her Prima World Tour.  Her class was just fantastic and I learned about different mediums (other than my usual, it was great!!!
    Super sweet lady she is!
    As for the rest of the week I have been getting organised for a certain little boys 5th birthday celebrations!!!!  Gee whiz time flies!!
    Okay, must go, thanks for stopping by!
    Have a great weekend xo