Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Have a Prima Birthday!

I really enjoy working with the Prima paper. Everything about it is absolutely beautiful. I wanted to make a really special Birthday card for a very special friend. Something that took a little longer than the usual quick cut and paste (even though I have a box full of ready made cards I always end up making another quick one the night - or minute - before!!).

The distressed edge adds to the rustic feel and the ribbon gives the whole card a little softness. The flower was a perfect match and the little charm says "Made with Love" - isn't it too gorgeous! The diamond glaze draws the eye to the angel on the paper and the butterfly highlighted is just enough to make it pop. A few pearls and beads round of the front of the card perfectly.
The envelope needed to make a statement as well as this was a major part of the presentation of the gift. I simple stamped a few images in different colours and shades purple and teal and added some pearls to the flower centres. A charm added to the flower made the perfect accent.
The cut-offs were to beautiful to waste and two quick tags were just the thing! I added these later to presents wrapped in purple and green tissue paper and they looked stunning!Hope you have true friends that appreciate you for who you are and celebrate life with you every chance you get!!

Happy scrappin'

Monday, August 23, 2010

I fell in love....

No-no, don't get me wrong, I'm still addicted to my lovely hubby :) I'm just loving the Martha Stewart around the edge punches!! I didn't want too much on this LO but still wanted to add some detail to draw the eye in. The gorgeous edge definitely does the trick. The punches are so easy to use and after only a few mishaps with the alignment it works like a charm! (I do think the problem was more on the operator side:)

I used it as a border punch at the bottom of the photo and added a antique book page to mat the photo. A few rub-ons and the page is done. I must admit it is very plain but I really love the overall effect and the antique finish of the title rub-on is just the cherry on the cake.

FYI - the little one sucking on mom's finger is my brother - I was a lot cuter :-P

Happy scrappin'

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I just looove it when I hop onto a blog that inspires me and gets met going with new ideas and projects I want to try out!!

Hop over to Tracie's blog for some lovely inspiration and some freebies up for grabs!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Many moons ago.....

Decisions, decisions, decisions........we have to make them constantly, daily, weekly, monthly! Sometimes it just makes life easier to use a range like this Kaisercraft range where all the thinking and deciding has been done for you!! Everything matches - paper, stamps, rub-ons, embellishments, die-cut (already cut!!) - EVERYTHING! So yes..... I admit, I sometimes grab all the goodies that go together for the days I don't feel like mixing and matching and have a few minutes (always adding up be be a few HOURS:) to do a page.

The cutie pie in the front of the photo is .. yes, you guessed it.... ME! Even if I have to say so myself - isn't it adorable!! I was about 4years old with my brother and Ouma and Oupa (granny and granddad). I think grandpa would have made a good pirate with that beard! (he only had it a few months - drove my mom mad:)
Grab a few papers and get scrappin' ladies ........hard to believe but Christmas is once again around the corner - it is time to start planning what you want to make your family this year round (and if they whirl their eyes in their sockets because they get a gorgeous homemade scrapbook gift ......next year they go on my naughty list ;-0
Happy scrappin'

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tea Party!

Oi, this brings back memories of childhood! Playing tea party with cold water tea, milk and sugar! I think I had at least a gallon a week! Now I see the same trend in my little girl. This was playing at Ouma and the photo immediately brought a smile to my face.

I used the flowers on the paper to add dimension to the layout. I carefully cut each petal with a craft knife (yip, it took a long time!!) and gave them a lift with 3D foam squares. A little bit of dimensional glaze and each flower is a embellishment on it's own. I had a sheet of rub-ons (at least 7 years old!) that was absolutely perfect for a border of words, a title and even a few elements in-between the flowers and stems.
Hope you have fond childhood memories to cherish - if not, there's no time like the present to start creating your own!!
Happy scrappin'

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Christmas in July!

Oh yes, I'm still busy scrapping the Christmas photies! Sure I'm not the only one:)

I love having photos printed - and the problem is this............ I LOVE to scrap the latest developed photos! The memories are still fresh and they are so funky (and full of drool as a flip through them a thousand times!) - the older photos immediately take a back seat. I've made peace with this and do not even attempt to scrap cronologically any more. I scrap what I want, when I want and what inspires me at the time. If I buy beautiful baby paper I'll get those 40 000 baby pictures out of the photo box and scrap away - if it is a photo that inspires me I'll go through the (at least) 80 000 sheets of paper until something totally bowls me over - then I dive into my stash (and with stash I mean STASH!!!) of embellishments to find matching goodies - just to find 10 other things I like with some other paper or some other photos or cards or sketch or ribbon or brad or or or or .........................................

It is seriously addictive circle - and I totally LOOOOOOOVE it! It makes me happy and it makes me smile - and THAT is what scrapbooking is all about!

Scrap what you love, when you want to (they can always stack the other 125 000 photos in a standard album when you are not around any more:) - most importantly - enjoy every second!

Happy scrappin'