Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A little pastel today......

Hi lovely blog readers!  I have a few shares for you today:)  First up is a new Shimmerz creation.  I have had this Pretty Little Studio Sand Castle collection for a little while and so glad I got to use it finally!  It is sooooo cute and the colours are delightful!  Here are the Shimmerz products I used to compliment this collection:
Coloringz in Heidi Ho Blue and No Yoking
Vibez in Jeni B Bleu
Spritz in Sapphire and Mango Madness
Blingz in Under the Sea
Shimmerz in Candlelight and Tickle Me Turquoise
"Enjoy the Little Things"

This is how my background started out..........used the lid off a bottle and dunked it in my pot :)

I used a couple of different pots along with some bigger gesso circles.

Here are some detailed shots:

I love getting messy with Shimmerz, it really doesn't matter if you get it on your photo :)

I also have another 2 creation using the Scraps of Elegance October kit "Dreams of You".  I would love to thank Lisa again for having me as guest designer this month.  I truly enjoyed it and the kit was just awesome !!!!
"Love and Giggles"

Closies :

Lastly a super cute card I whipped up aswell using the papers and some left over embellies from the kit!

So we had a lovely weekend away, although the kidlets got a little sick!  I blame this crazy weather, one minute it's cold the next it is boiling hot!  I haven't even looked at my photos from the weekend, hopefully something nice will come out of them once edited :)  Came home to do washing and the washing machine blows up.......arrrgh, always something isn't it !!!!!  We also had cuddles of our friends newborn baby....awwww, cluck cluck, there I go again!!!!  Anyway, I should get off here and do something while it's peaceful, hubby is out and the boys are sound asleep!
I hope you enjoyed my creations today!  I will be closing my blog candy tomorrow, so if you haven't entered and would like to here is the link :)
Thanks for visiting, hugs xo

Thursday, October 18, 2012

March Calendar......

Aussie Scrap Source are continuing on with their calendar sketch challenges.  I am up this week with "March".  It worked perfect for me being Cooper's birthday month.  So I grabbed a picture from his 5th birthday this year plus the Echo Park Everyday Eclectic collection and this is what I came up with.
Some closeups for you too :)

I just love the sketch Suz created from my layout.......super funky right?

And here is the April Sketch.  Check out the blog for more inspiration !
That's it for today, having a little getaway this weekend so see you next week with some new piccies hopefully :) Thanks for dropping by !
Hugs, Stace x

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pink Paislee Portfolio :)

Hello!!!  Hello!  I have a new Pink Paislee layout to share with you today:)   Using the new Portfolio collection I created a beachy layout.....who would of thought with this collection!  But I really loved the muted tones of this collection and thought it would work perfectly. 

I also added in some of the new Artisan collection too.  Love the words:)

Lots of Ephemera and layered details:

I really loved the Photo Frames and the Photo Tabs also, very cute and easy to use.


The dimension in my layout :

If you haven't seen my blog Candy or you would like to comment to be in the running here is the link BLOG CANDY
I'm also waving to now over 600 followers......I was just at 500 before my giveaway, where have you all come from.  That's amazing, thankyou and I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it:):)  I only wish I could read the comments not in English, can I translate it somewhere on here??? 
Another 10 days before I will close my candy! 
Thankyou for visiting.
I hope you all have a beautiful day xo

Aussie Scrap Source Reader Challenge


build a calendar: january & february

It seems crazy, but the end of the year isn’t that far off (there’s less than 100 days til Christmas!) and we’re starting to think about next year. We’ve challenged our design team to design a calendar, and we want to inspire and help you to create your own calendar as well. This could be to hang in your own home, or make as a gift for a scrappy friend or a fabulous christmas present for a relative or proud grandparent.
So, each week for the next six weeks, we’re going to post layouts designed by our team for two months of 2013, along with a sketch to help you create your own page for each month. To tie the pages together, we’ve used Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core cardstock as the base of each layout, but apart from that our design team has been free to use whatever Aussie product they like on their page.
At the end of the six weeks, we’ll show you how to tie the whole thing together to create a fabulous hanging calendar.
We’d love you to join in our calendar challenge, using the sketches created by our design team. You don’t need to use the same products as our pages, but if we show them on the blog we would prefer to product to be from Aussie Scrap Source suppliers.
As each of our design team members has their own special style, it will enable you to explore a wealth of different sketches and techniques. Anyone who creates all 12 pages for their calendar and sends us images to share by the due date each week will receive a fabulous prize pack from us to start off the new scrapping year in style!
So – get scrapping and email them to us at aussiedt(at)iinet(dot)net(dot)au. We’ll need pics of your own January and February pages by next Wednesday 17th October.
We can’t wait to see how you interpret the sketches and showcase what you create!
January Sketch

February Sketch
So have fun !!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Scraps of Elegance Guest Designer

Hi everyone, this month I am lucky enough to be Guest Designer at Scraps of Elegence Kits.  The kit this month called "Dreams of You".  I have created 2 layouts so far and hope to have some more creations to share soon from this beautiful kit.  You can find all the details here along with more beautiful creations made from the October kit by the Design Team.
"Adore My Little Man"

These two layouts couldn't be any different from each other in terms of colours, it's amazing what you can create from this kit. 
"The Best Big Brother"

Such a mixure here of Prima, Glitz, MME and Websters Pages.  All beautiful and mix perfectly together.

Thankyou so much for dropping by, hope you have a wonderful week.
Hugs  xo

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A mixed bag today :)

 Happy Thursday everyone, hope you are having a wonderful day and if you are like us....enjoying the school holidays.
I have so many creations to share with you today :)  I have been a busy girl!!! 
I will start with Prima, first up is the Oct BAP.  I absolutely loved this sketch by DT gal Brit.  She did such a great job with this sketch, I wish I knew how to create sketches on the computer........but as you know, I am hopeless with this thing......oh, oh, did you notice my new header???  That's as good as my computer skills get, just cropped and edited one of my!!!!  Anyway back to is the sketch...

Here is my take on the sketch......
If you notice I haven't used 1 flower on here!  Can you believe it, trust me I put one on then took it back off deciding it just didn't need it!!!!  I wanted to keep in with the arty feel of the sketch so decided to scrap some pics of Mason having his first good go at finger painting!  I actually quite like how it turned out....something a little differnt from me :)
"Shhh!  Genius at Work"

Love the Junkyard Findings light bulbs.......

I used the vibrant Firefly collection and added some paint splatters to match both the sketch and my photos :)

My next Prima project was for the feature using the Vintage Trinkets.  I have used lots of them throughout this mini album I created.  All the photos were from a couple of weekends ago when we had a weekend away at the beach.  I don't generally create mini albums but had this idea in my head and just went with it.  I then finished my project and tried to close my mini album and then I was reminded why I don't create them!!!!!!!!!!  Everything I create is so full of texture it makes it hard for me to do a mini!

Lots of shabby texture and some Vintage Trinkets hanging from the side, I also added some shells to one of them :)

Thankful for this Vintage clasp Prima released two (?) years ago, I have had it sitting in my room for a while and was just what I needed to get my mini to stay together :)

So here are my inside pages now:

I really loved creating this and I really love seeing all those gorgeous mini albums floating around the web and on Pinterest, I would like to start making more, I just need to learn to put my foam tape away when I create!!!
Here is a Prima card I made. 
"Special Wishes"

My gosh, I really struggle with cards, just the starting point, I never know where to start.  I get there in the end but trust me, I do struggle with them!!  Maybe it's the size, I don't know but they just don't come together as easy as a layout for me. 

Next up is a Shimmerz canvas I created as a gift. 
Lots of girly colours used here. 
Coloringz in Pink Stiletto, Heidi Ho Blue and No Yoking
Spritz in Ruby and Mango Madness
Shimmerz in Magenta
Pearlz in Pretty in Pink

The buterflies were so easy to make, I just cut out some calico the shape of a butterfly and frayed the edges a little.  I also cut 2 other butterflies with paper and layered them, with the calico one on top.  I adhered them all together via the centre and applied a little stamping to the calico before giving them a dose of Shimmerz !

For the letter 'a' I used a another simple technique.  I applied gesso to the whole letter with my finger (along with some more stamping)  and then taking the lid off my Shimmerz I flicked it on randomly to the letter letting the 2 colours blend in together.

Now to some exciting scrappy news :):)  I am now one of the newest Design Team members of Aussie Scrap Source !!!  I was so excited to receive an email from them, it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up.  I have been a long time stalker of the blog and so happy to be able to design with those other awesome girls along with some awesome products :)
Here are my first 2 layouts.  A highs and lows feature.  This first layout featuring October Afternoon Woodland Park.  Super fun collection to play with!
"It's Always A Good Time"

My second layout being my lows layout is about our Bradie Bear.  She passed away back in March.  She was 12 and a half, creating this brought back lots of memories especially those of her passing.  This time using the MME Sweetest Thing collection.
"RIP Bradie Bear"

So there you have it, if you got this far and take the time to leave me a comment, I would love to know which project you liked the most :):)
While I am here I just want to thank you all for enjoying my blog candy and hopping on board for your chance to win.  I really appreciate all of those sweet comments left for me.  There is still plenty more time before my candy is drawn so check out my post below.
Hope you have a creative week.....hugs xoxo