Monday, September 30, 2013

Happy Monday :)

Hello!!!  I am back from a lovely week at our holiday house.  Still another week of school holidays though :)  The boys are quietly playing so thought I would drop by with some shares.
Here is my last creation for my guest spot at Sassy Scrappers.  Thanks Olga for having me and allowing me to play with some gorgeous goodies from the store! 
I really enjoyed playing with the Glitz collection Sunshine In my Soul.  Anything Glitz atm will do me, really enjoying the brand :)
"Hello.  I Love You"
 Just some closeups.
  I used lots of Shimmerz aswell including the new Dazzlerz in Dreamsicle.

I really like the touch of black in this one.  Just a little bit of stamping and some washi tape and it just pops against the teal, orange and yellow.

Sequins and Enamel dots..................

My giveaway is still active for a few more hours can find all the details here and I will draw a winner for this prize in the next couple of days :)

While I am here, I thought I would also share one of my creations from the current issue of Paperhaus.   Lots of Shabbiness here!


Loads of Shimmerz once again.
I found this old rubon and thought it went well!

 Minimal flowers here............see I can do it sometimes :)

A bit of rope for added texture and some of Ingvild's Resin and Junkyard Findings.


Lots of little details here, buttons and thread.

Okay, that is it for today.  More to share soon :)
Hugs xo

Friday, September 20, 2013

Sassy and Aussie shares

Hello!!!  Just thought I would drop by with a couple of shares.........
The first one is for my guest spot at Sassy Scrappers.  Still using the Glitz collection Sunshine in my Soul I created this page.  Can you believe I actually created with a touch of brown??  But I think it looks fantastic teamed with the blues!!

You can find my post here on the Sassy Blog to find out what products I used.

The Sassy Scrappers blog hop is still active and there is still time to be in the running for some fantastic prizes.  You can find my post here which will give you all the details plus a photo of my giveaway.  Tomorrow on the Sassy blog my final creation will be shared :)  Let me tell you it is completely different to this one!!!

The second layout I have to share today has been shared on the Aussie blog.  Each week they are holding a reader's challenge and this particular week was all about using Washi Tapes.  I used the collection Cut and Paste "Adorbs" by My Minds Eye.


This is Kobi and I at our little Mothers Day morning tea at Kindy back in May.

I really love the fun colours in this collection, it's really sweet, just like my little man :)

I made this simple washi tape banner.  Just attach to string and adhere with foam tape to your page.

Thankyou for visiting!  So grateful for 2 weeks holiday now with my family.......woo hoo for sleep ins, beautiful weather, the Movies and NO packed lunches :)
Hugs xo

Monday, September 16, 2013

Paperhaus Fall Splendor Blog Hop - Last Day

Hey, hey!!!  I am back on the very last day of the Paperhaus Fall Splendor event.  I hope you have had a chance to be inspired by this beautiful issue along with all the inspiration at each stop :)  There have been some fantastic prizes along the way!
Welcome to the Fall Splendor Blog Hop with PaperHaus! We are celebrating the release of the new FALL edition of PaperHaus Magazine but also celebrating the 1 year anniversary of PaperHaus Magazine! We are excited to be part of this amazing celebration! Click below for the magazine link!


 The Fall Splendor event is filled with inspiration from Paper...Haus and our blog, so make sure you click through every blog for inspiration! Also comment on every blog to get a chance to win an amazing daily prize! We hope you enjoy this blog hop remember the Fall Splendor Blog Hop runs from September 1st to the 15th so plenty of time to be inspired!
Today, Day 15, is super short and sweet with a fantastic giveaway!!!!
Stacey Young - You are here <<<<<
Janene from the Scrapbook Diaries is giving away this fantastic kit from the very talented Kasia Krzyminska. 


And this is the layout Kasia will teach you.  How awesome is it?
  Thankyou so much for your previous comments and every comment you leave me, for that matter, I truly appreciate it.  I absolutely love scrapbooking and I am so happy you like my creations too.  I love sharing my work with you all and I think you can all see my love for this craft :) :) 
I have another layout to share today.  I never realised it at the time but after having my floral arrangement and chipboard clock in place it became apparent to me that my embellishments actually formed the shape of a heart.  Can you see it???  I added some texture paste to the top right side of my photo to finish the effect of the heart!  I wish I could say that the heart was intentional.......but I am so happy with how it turned out.  I think if I intended to create the heart shape, it probably wouldn't of turned out like this.....funny how things happen!  It's a sign......they do have my heart!!!!

I used lots of gorgeous Shimmerz here.  I really love this colour combo.  This is how I started out my background.  Using one of my favourite Prima masks and texture paste.  I used Shimmerz Spritz in the colours Carribean Sunset, Sea Foam and Treasured Hyme along with some Vibez in Egg Noggin'.
A little stamping aswell.

Plus some more details for you.  Ahhhh, sequins and Say It In Crystals, any enamel dot will do, love adding these to my projects!

After adding my embellishments I will always add more Shimmerz to my project, painting around those embellies and adding flicks of mist.

I have been so busy creating lately, I'll be back to share more might just get sick of me :)
Thanks for visiting xo

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Welcome to the Paperhaus Fall Splendor Bloghop

Welcome to the Fall Splendor Blog Hop with PaperHaus! We are celebrating the release of the new FALL edition of PaperHaus Magazine but also celebrating the 1 year anniversary of PaperHaus Magazine! We are excited to be part of this amazing celebration!

This issue is yet again beautiful and filled with wonderful inspiration. 

Click below for the magazine link!


 The Fall Splendor event is filled with inspiration from PaperHaus and our blog, so make sure you click through every blog for inspiration! Also comment on every blog to get a chance to win an amazing daily prize! We hope you enjoy this blog hop remember the Fall Splendor Blog Hop runs from September 1st to the 15th so plenty of time to be inspired!

Here is the list of hops for today, day 11 :

Eila Sandberg
Jodie Baune
Stacey Young - YOU ARE HERE <<<<<
Trina McClune

You will find the awesome daily prize up next on Trina's blog :)  Happy hopping!!

While I am here I thought I would share with you a new "fall" (we don't call it fall here, so it sounds weird to's just Autumn) creation.

We had some beautiful family shots taken a few months back by local photographer, Jabbi Photography.  I was so happy with the way they turned out!



I have used a load of gorgeous Prima, lots of Shimmerz and a few other bits and pieces.  A used a Prima mask with texture paste for the background.   A little bit of stamping and some inking around the page.  How adorable is the deer?  I think it's Bambi and I cut it off the back of an old golden book!!

Some resin and Junkyard Findings.

I also used a few Webster's pages Perfect Accents!  Love these embellishments.

I love the colours I used here, some of my faves :)

Enjoy the hop, enjoy the new Paperhaus issue!!!!
Hugs xo

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sassy Scrappers Guest Designer

Hello!!  I am just popping by tonight with my first Guest Designer post for Sassy Scrappers.  The post went live on their blog over the weekend and you can find it here.  You will also find the great online store and the products I used for this creation.
I found this quote on Pinterest, thought it was the cutest and just had to use it :)  I used Glitz collection Sunshine in my Soul. 
"Little Boys"

Just a couple of closeups.........

Thought I would add my tutorial here aswell that I shared on their blog.

Okay now let me share my creative process with you (I apologise in advance for the not so good photography, by the time I completed the layout it was night time). 
Step 1.  Taking the Rays Paper as my background I used a piece of cardboard to scrape some Gesso down the page.  I kept the direction of my strokes with the direction of the sun rays. 
Step 2.  Using the lid off one of my Shimmerz bottles I dipped into the Lemon Drop Dazzlers and added some circles to the page.  I then used a paint brush to add a little Gesso and Lemon Drop to the centre of the circles.

Step 3.  Take the lid off the Shimmerz product, Before Dawn Vibez, and using the nozzle flick the Vibez onto your page.

Step 4.  Taking your stencil to the page, scrape some texture paste to random areas of the page.

Step 5.  Spray the Shimmerz Vibez in Before Dawn to those stencilled areas allowing the mist to run down the page.
Step 6.  Using the Gritty Graphite Texturez stencil a few single dots randomly to the page.

Step 7.  Apply the photo mat.  Cut 2 pieces of coordinating paper to sit underneath your photo, allowing the edges to be seen once the photo is placed down.  Tear a piece of calico and fray the edges with your fingers leaving the threads attached.  Make a circle with a piece of string and adhere it to the top of the calico.

Step 8.  Now that your photo mat is in place, you can adhere your photo.
Step 9.  Using florist vine, create a circular shape and place it around the subjects in your photo.  Arrange a few flowers around the florist vine.

Step 10.  Grab a small piece of bubble wrap and paint with turquoise paint.  Stencil the bubbles to your page.
Step 11.  Add the teal flower to match in with the paint.  At the top of the photo a Hambly banner was added to coordinate with the banners in the paper print.

Step 12.  With a small paintbrush apply a small amount of Gesso to the flowers and the florist vine.
Step 13.  Adhere some accent stickers to your page using foam tape.  Here I have added the frame, hello word, washi pieces, arrows and the heart.  Attach the bow at the top of the page along with the flair button on the banner.
Step 14.  Create the title on the right hand side of the layout using the alphabet sticker sheet.
Step 15.  Using the Gummy Berry Blue Dazzlerz paint,  apply this with a small paintbrush underneath some of the embellishments.  This really adds depth to your page.

Step 16.  Covering the photo add some more Shimmerz flicks in Before Dawn Vibez.  Keep the flicks close to your embellishments.  Stamp the hot air balloon with black ink under the flower cluster and at the top of the page.
Step 17.  Apply a small amount of Coal Shimmerz under your title and under the floral arrangement.  This creates a shadow effect on your page once again adding lots of depth.

Step 18.  Lastly adhere a few yellow enamel dots to the page.


The Sassy Scrapper blog hop is still continuing through to the end of the month.  You can find my giveaway and all the blog hop info here :)
I hope you have had a lovely weekend, back to the weekly routine tomorrow!!!  Only 2 weeks of school and then we are holidays again....woo hoo, can't wait :) :)
Hugs xo

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Chalkboard Trend

So what does everyone think about the Chalkboard trend???  I think I really love it!!!!  I created this page for the Aussie Scrap Source blog using the Teresa Collins collection "Memorabilia".  Teresa Collins got it spot on with this trend :)
The best thing about this trend is the majority of it is black and white so you can throw any colour you like in with it!!
"Love this Time"

I absolutely loved the 12 x 12 paper featuring all of the frames.   I cut out several of them and layered them around my photo.   I also popped in some purple, orange and turquoise flowers.  The stamp set from this collection featured a hot air balloon, I couldn't help but add a few to this page!

Lots of cute Enamel Dots and Shimmerz flickers.  Plus a little glitter, everyone loves glitter right?

Some masking, washi tape and lots of Shimmerz!

The chipboard is lovely in this collection too :)
I also created a little card using the same collection.  I think the black and white with a touch of mint is really quite elegant.

Thankyou for all of your lovely comments on the Sassy Scrappers blog hop post :)  Still plenty of time to leave me a comment before I draw the winner of my prize!!!  I can't wait to share some more creations with you soon.
Hugs xo