Friday, March 16, 2012

Sizzix Vagabond Gauge Keys and V2 Stickers

During CHA Tim Holtz announced that Sizzix would be bringing out a set of Gauge Keys and second series stickers for the Vagabond machine.  
When I got up this morning it was up, and they are LIMITED, so I got my son to snap this quick picture of me in my craft room with my Vagabond.  
I would have loved more time to get a shot of it in a better setting, but they could run out before that!  So my Vagabond is located in my class room, in Warragul Victoria, Australia.
Warragul is a smallish farming town located about 1 1/2 hours from Melbourne.
If you have a vagabond, get over quick to the Sizzix blog.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Scrap the Boys March - Life is Good

 This layout was created today for Scrap the Boys' March Challenge, which was to use 'Life is good' as your title, use the colour red some where and to include some hand written journalling.

I have had these photos that I snapped when picking up Ethan from school one night on my phone.  He was playing happily with his trains, he had sneaked to school, this is Ethan in heaven!!

I have used:
*Bo Bunny On the Go - Gears and Choo Choo Papers.
*Blue, Red and Green Cardstock.
*Kaiser On the Move - Propel Paper.
*Prima Alphas.
*Versa Color Ink - Atlantic.
*Fancy Pants Rough and Tough - Boy Pictures Transparency.
*Faded Jeans Distress Stickles.
*Journal Pen.

I hope you like it!

CSI #9

 This was a super quick layout created for CSI Case File #9.
It needed to be a quickie because I only had hours left to get it uploaded before the deadline and I had to go to the airport on Sunday morning to pick up Leonie.  
I had already picked and printed the photos.  These 4 photos are the only ones I have from our visit to the ACMI 'Tim Burton' expo in Melbourne 2010, as you where not allowed to use a camera inside the expo.  So these few things where outside and I snapped them, plus I had the postcard brought their.  Not much to scrap with!!!
I am really happy with the result, it's not my usual, but it suits Tim!

I have used all 5 scheme colours. 
From the 'evidence' list I have used: 'Stripped Pattern' (in the background paper behind the two photos), 'Bird Accent' (the felt bird near the first photo) and 'Mesh' (the aqua near the last photo and the aqua and black with the title).
From the 'testimony' I have used 'Definition' in my hidden journalling.  I have written the first few lines about Tim Burton from Wikipedia and then written about the Expo (this is located under the postcard).

I have used:
*Core'dinations Black Cardstock.
*Bratz Nail Polish (my daughters!!  Used for the splatters, as I never had any scrap products to suit!)
*Stapler and Staples.
*Black Mesh and Lace (from gloves from a costume last year!)
*Grungeboard Skull and Heart.
*Kaiser Mini Alpha - Black.
*Paper Scraps.
*Bo Bunny Aqua Mesh and Pen.
*Navy Ink.
*Faded Denim Distress Stickles.
*Navy Ribbon.
*Silk Sting.
*Making Memories Felt Bird.
*Postcard and Badge from Expo.

Scrappy Sketches #9

 I have finally almost caught up with Heather's Scrappy Sketches.  This layout was created for sketch #9, it used 'twinchies' and I had so much fun making the purple themed ones!

I have used:
*Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden - Flower Blooms Paper.
*Core'dinations - Forget Me Knot Cardstock.
*Bazzill Dotted Swiss - Berry Pretty.
*Variety of paper and cardstock scraps.
*Kaiser 13th Hour - Midnight Paper.
*Vintage Lace.
*Purple Pumpkin Spotted Button.
*Maya Road Rubons.
*Purple Netting (from a bunch of flowers I received for our anniversary)
*Stitched Grosgrain.
*Maya Road Flower Buckle.
*Assorted Blingology Grosgrain.
*Lime Tree Creations Crochet Heart.
*Crafty Koala Flower.
*Paper Flowers.
*Assorted ribbons.
*Butterfly Button.
*Dress It Up Buttons.
*Charm Key.
*KindyGlitz - Crystalina.
*Purple Bling.
*Fabrico Peony Purple Ink.
*Unknown Chipboard Alpha.
*Journal Pen.

I hope you like it!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Scrappy Sketches #8

 Another layout for Heather's Scrappy Sketches, sketch #8.  This layout is going to be the 'companion' page to the last sketch, hence why I have used the same colours and papers.

I have used:
*Core'dinations Cream of Wheat Cardstock.
*Kaiser Hey Birdie - Skedaddle and Unknown Papers.
*Prima Sweet Fairy Paper Scraps.
*Purple Pumpkin Flower.
*Purple Pumpkin Baker's Twine.
*Lime Tree Creations Crochet Flowers.
*Nestabilities - Borderabilities die.
*Blingology Grosgrain - Willow.
*Kaiser Pearls - Pewter.
*Basic Grey Nook & Pantry Aplha Stickers.
*Green Tara Flower.
*Webster's Story Teller - Country Estate Alphas.
*Journal Pen.

I hope you like it!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Scrappy Sketches #7

 Another layout created for Scrappy Sketches, this one is sketch #7.  
Even though I have a craft room almost set up, I sat on the couch and scrapped while watching DVD's!

I have used:
*SEI Park Buddies - Puppy Tails Paper.
*Kaiser Hey Birdie - Skedaddle, Unknown Paper and Wing It Papers.
*Paper Doily.
*Glimmer Glam - Hay Ride.
*Purple Pumpkin Flower.
*Pink Paislee - Fashion Script Light Pink Alpha.
*Heidi Swap Chipboard Alpha.
*Unknown Rubon Flourishes.

I hope you like it!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

CSI Case File #8

This layout was created for CSI Case File #8.
I have used all 5 'Scheme' colours. From the  'Evidence' list I have used glass/transparent elements (under the blue/yellow flower there is some die cut flower shapes, cut with my big shot  machine made from plastic packaging that had glitter through it from my daughter's pj's!), some thing that sparkles (Prima flower center n the cluster, plus Glimmer Glam on the alphas) and a solid background colour.  From the 'Testimony' list I have used the inspiration word 'Indulge' for the title and also my journalling about the resort lifestyle in Fiji.
 I have used:
*Core'dinations Aegean Cardstock.
*Kaiser These Days - Ancestry, History and Reunion Papers.
*Sizzix Flower Dies.
*Big Shot and Accessories.
*Clear with Glitter Plastic Packaging.
*Blue flower from bath product packaging brought in Fiji that got destroyed by customs, but at least I could keep the flower! 
*Lime Tree Creations Flower.
*Kaiser Pearl - Mango.
*Kaiser Mini Bloom - Sea Breeze.
*Prima Buttons.
*Kaiser These Days - Sticker Sheet.
*Prima Flower Market - Printery.
*Clock from Prima Packaging.
*Making Memories Flowers.
*Flourish from Thailand.
*Tim Holtz Grungeboard Alpha - Swirl.
*Glimmer Glam - Island Spring.
*Prima Alpha Stickers.
*Spica Pen - Sand.
*Kaiser Cardstock - Latte.
*Journal Pen

I hope you like it!

Scrappy Sketches #6

 This layout was the last layout I was working on while on retreat, but either coming home from the retreat or during the move, it has ended up with a mark on the top left corner.
This layout was for Heather's Scrappy Sketches blog, sketch number 6!

I have used:
*Bazzill Swiss Dot - Clover Cardstock.
*Core'dinations - Rose Embroidery Cardstock.
*Pink Silk Crush Cardstock.
*Webster's Pages Country Estate - Calm Moments Paper.
*Tattered Angels Tag.
*Purple Pumpkin Flower.
*Kaiser Hey Birdie Rubons.
*Kaiser Hey Birdie Die Cuts.
*Prima Alphas.
*Kindy Glitz - Crystalina.
*Maya Road Chipboard Border.
*Glimmer Mist - Bauble Light Green.
*Paper Flower.
*Vintage Button.
*Heart Buttons.
*Prima Essential Flowers.
*Dimensional Magic.
*Journal Pen.

I hope you like it!

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Color Room #99

 After two hectic weeks I finally got to scrapbook in my newly (almost) set up scrap space!  I am enjoying scrapping at home again, it's great because I don't have to share the study with James, but we are close enough to chat if we want too!!
*sorry the photo is slightly blurry - early morning photo!
This layout was created quickly and simply last night for The Color Room, as the new palette is due to go up this morning (and I have missed enough)!

I have used:
*SEI - Chalk Paper.
*Kaiser Class of '87 - Assembly Paper.
*SEI Kaboom - Blue Boom Paper.
*Bo Bunny Blast Off! - Orbit Paper.
*Pink Paislee - Unknown Scrap Paper.
*Charms Creation - Handmade Star.
*Kaiser On the Move - Unknown Paper Scrap.
*Shipping Tag.
*Glimmer Mist - Sapphire and Sea Glass.
*Distress Inks - Rusty Hinge, Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire.
*Purple Pumpkin - Red Baker's Twine.
*Maya Road - Sunshine Buttons.
*Kaiser Pearls - Red.
*Unknown Chipboard Alphabet.
*Kaiser Mini Alpha Stickers - Cherry Red.

I hope you like it!