Monday, 22 March 2010


Hello! Here I am back again. Life is busy as per usual and finding time to update sometimes just doesn't take priority. But I am here now so lets get on with it! Here are the other couple of layouts that I finished for the shop the other week. Both using new My Minds Eye ranges. The first one here uses the Quite Contrary range and more specifically the "That's My Boy" collection. As usual these are fun to play with and the set of embellishments that go with the papers are so easy to use. I especially loved the journaling stickers that came with the set. This next one uses the Black and Red ranges from the Lush collections.Very nice, that pretty much sums up these collections! Full of rich flocked papers, gorgeous ribbons, bling and great alphabets you can't go wrong! I kept this page simple due to the "classic" feel of the black and white and loved the result. I have also managed to find time to do a page just for me! I decided to have a bit of a play outside my usual style (ok it still smacks of my typical style, but it is a little different, honest!). I decided to create a scene on the page and use my photos in the scene. I have even tucked one of my photos in between layers! Both the scalloped layers are on foam tape to create two "steps" in the scenery. Anyway, I am not sure if it will come up really well in the photo, but I had fun creating it and love the result and that is all that matters in the end! I also got to use up some of my October Afternoon papers (new collections coming so I need to make room!) and some of my large collection of flowers and pearls! Not to mention my vast array of alphabets too! Well that about sums it up from me for now. Take care and catch you soon. Katie

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Slice class pictures

Thought I would put up the whole picture from the Slice class I took back in Feb. In the class we created a layout and a card with idea of getting everyone to not just look at the shapes you cut as one dimensional but think outside the square at the non-obvious ways to use them. It ended up being a successful class and I am now coming up with another one! I used these cards: Wedding, Basics 2, Noteworthy, Studio Essentials and I think Basics 1. Then lots of layering, inking, rub-ons, gems and kindy glitz or dimensional magic!

Monday, 8 March 2010

Out of the Hat - March

Well, I have finished my layout for the Out of the Hat blog and posted it up over there. I had fund with this one. As I have been playing with distressing inks for some upcoming classes at Scrapbook City I thought I could use these techniques on some calico for the "use fabric" requirement of the challenge. I ended up cutting some tags out of the calico and then distressed them and stamped flourishes onto them. I was quite happy with how they turned out and they became a nice design feature without being overwhelming. I have also finished a layout using new My Minds Eye Quite Contrary and almost finished a MME Lush one too, so I will be back soon to update with those. Catch you later!

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

New CHA stuff starting to arrive!

Well, the Winter CHA 2010 stuff has started to arrive and I am having all kinds of fun with new product to play with! Also I can share the Kaiser Craft creations since they have been officially posted now. You can see the KC post here. It is still pretty amazing to see myself and my work up over there. So, we were asked to create a layout and a card for each of the Devonshire and La Di Da collections, which I did and since then I have created another layout with each collection and I am sure there will be more as I have so much left! The paper pads are just perfect for cards too.
The Devonshire collection
La Di Da Collection
The Devonshire layout and card are now up at Scrapbook City on display if you live locally and would like to see them in real life. Here are the other two pages I created using these collections. Both are so easy to use and have lots of themes they can go with too. As for the other new product I have been playing with... I have "for the first time" I might add, played with some Sassafrass Lass (Nerdy Bird) and Websters Pages (Garden Gala) and had a bit of fun too. I have never been really drawn to these manufacturers before and was just a little apprehensive when I got these home. But after a lot of thinking and procrastinating I came up with a couple of pages that I am quite pleased with, and I am quite taken with the Nerdy Bird range!
Websters Pages - Garden Gala Sassafrass Lass - Nerdy Bird
Aside from these pages, I have been playing with some 7 Gypsies. This is another manufacturer that I have not used much of and another one I am starting to love! This is another page with the monthly summary photo collage, or in this case two months. Slowly but surely I am getting through last year! Sitting on my desk I now have some new My Minds Eye Lush (in black and red, just divine!) and a collection from the Quite Contrary range, Little Boy Blue - That's My Boy. I have printed photos and now I just have to get there with some time to spare! Also the new criteria is up over at the Out of the Hat Challenge blog. This month this is what you need to include:
1. Include fabric 2. Include flowers of three different sizes 3. Include chipboard
All should be relatively easy to do, I think! I just need to drop into Spotlight to get some "specific" fabric for something that I have in mind. I just hope it comes together the way I have it in my mind! Catch you next time.