Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Prima Inspiration with Robbi

I know I am jumping out of turn ..... but I wanted to share with you some layouts I have created for 2 classes I run down here last weekend.

There was 14 Ladies in Dunedin on Saturday and 12 Ladies in Balclutha on Sunday, so a full weekend of scrapping....


Goodies Used were-
Prima - Botanical - Beloved
Kaisercraft - Chanteuse - Vivo
Tim Holtz - Mini Bird Cage and Bird Die
Tim Holtz - Hardware Findings Die
Collections Elements - Butterflies
Bazzill - Cinnabar
Handmade flowers using Tim Holtz - Tattered Florals Die
Misc Paper Roses

And this is the 2nd Layout


Goodies Used for this Layout were:-

Prima - Madeline - Pistachio
Bazzil - Teal
Tim Holtz - Hardware Findings Die
Graphic 45 - Once upon a springtime postcard
Handmade embellieshments - envelope, tag, flowers
MIsc - Flowers, lace, trinket pin and metal butterfly, doilie, book paper

and here is a photo of one very happy scrapper (Peewee) who was at the Balclutha class

and I'm sure shes happier than she looks!

NOTE If anyone would like to come to a class either in Dunedin or in Balclutha please PM me and I will sort you with the date of the next classes.

Thank You to "Tanya Watson" for her inspiration for the 1st layout, it was a nice easy layout for the Ladies to get their heads around before tacking the harder "Memories" one

Happi Scrappin
Robbi :HUGS:

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Wednesday Inspiration with Hannah

Hi girls,

It's time to post some more inspiration, and today I want to share 2 layouts featuring Crate Paper "School Spirit". These papers are obviously fantastic for school layouts, but they are very versatile and can be used for other themes as well (as you will see).

In this first layout, I teamed some of the School Spirit papers with Kraft cardstock and Prima autumn leaves to scrap this photo of Tyler at the "Amazing Maze in Maize" last Easter. I cut the "Geometry" paper into coloured blocks - the colours were perfect! In keeping with our "Along the Lines" theme for the month of May, I've used a black journalling pen to doodle a fun & easy lined border around the edge of my page.


Products used:
Crate Paper School Spirit "Geometry"
Crate Paper School Spirit "Grade Card"
Kraft cardstock
Prima "Say it in Pearls" black fern
American Craft Thickers "Bones"
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Alphas
Prima autumn leaves
Prima flowers
journalling pen

Here I've used the School Spirit papers to scrap more of those school photos! I wanted to capture how much Ethan has changed over the last 5 years, so I used a photo from each school year to show the transition. I cut out numbers from the "Chalkboard" paper to represent each year. I utilised the grid paper to keep with the "Along the Lines" theme, and also added strips or "lines" of overlapping patterned papers and tape across the middle of the page.


Products used:
Crate Paper School Spirit "Grade Card"
Crate Paper School Spirit "Study Hall"
Crate Paper School Spirit "Chalkboard"
Basic Grey Basics "Kraft Poll"
Sassafrass Lass Me Likey "Refreshed"
Heidi Swapp tape
old book page
misc. buttons and charm
My Minds Eye Life Stories "Team" journal card
Prima Alphabet Stickers "Tan"
journalling pen
corner punch

*** EXTRA, EXTRA! ***

Yesterday a few of you were talking about challenges and how you couldn't wait for the June ones (next week), so I am offering a little "extra" challenge. Hopefully you've been inspired by these layouts, so I'm challenging anybody who wants to play along to create a layout based on this post. You can scraplift one of my layouts, use one as a "sketch", use the same colour palette, take inspiration from the titles, or create your own "recipe" based on some of the ingredients I have used.

Upload to this folder in the gallery: http://scrappinpatch.co.nz/coppermine/t ... ?album=418

I will offer a small RAK, and I will randomly draw a winner on Sunday afternoon.

Happy scrapping! :-)

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Tim Holtz- New Products

You may have seen that Adrienne has recently uploaded some of Tim's new goodies to the shop
I have been lucky enough to have a play with some of them and have created these layouts for you....

this 1st one is of the lovely Delilah, who is definately the apple of her Mum and Dads eye


in this layout i have used this die:-

Tim Holtz - Mover/shaper - magnetic Mini Bird and Birdcage

and along with these other goodies:-
Kaisercraft - Flowers - Coconut
Kaisercraft - Flowers - Pink
Prima - Jack and Jill - Sugar Skies paper
Prima - Vine

I have not used these 3 following words but used the "DREAM" one instead, these are just to show the ones that are available at present in the shop.
Tim Holtz - Mover/Shaper - Friends
Tim Holtz - Mover/Shaper - Imagine
Tim Holtz - Mover/Shaper - Journey

and another Layout - This one was used for Tanya's Sketch challenge


and some of the goodies used in this one were:-

Tim Holtz - Hardware Findings
Tim Holtz - Mover/Shapers - Magnetic - Bird and Birdcage

along with
Kaisercraft - Paper Blooms - Olive
Pink Paisley - Butterfly Garden - Nature Sanctuary

Thanks for looking at these layouts I hope they might give you a little inspiration on different ways to use the products, but keep watch for more of Tim Goodies to appear in the shop.....

Robbi :P3:

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Step by Step - Altering a Picture Frame

Hi everyone,

I had some cute 5 x 3.5 inches white photo frames that I inherited from my sister. They had a couple of chips in the wood but I thought they would be a perfect size to do a little project for Taylor's room.

These were the frames in their original state. I quite liked the cute little trees that came with them!! Shame they had to go.


First I prepped the outside of the frames by giving them a little sand with a piece of sandpaper - mostly to smooth out the little chips to give a more even finish. Next I gave them a small sponge of white paint to ensure that the glimmermist would stick a bit better to the white frames. You could use white gesso which is a primer for this job but white paint works just as well if you have it lying around. The misting may have worked without this step but I wanted to ensure the mist would run as little as possible. After painting the frames, I used a piece of scrap paper and placed it over the glass to protect it from the treatment I was about to give the frame!


Next, it got a bit messy. I decided I wanted to use my Prima leaves mask as it is just DEVINE!! so I held it onto the frame and sprayed away. I was a bit impatient but I would recommend waiting for the mist to dry a bit before moving on to the other sides of the frame. This was the result...


Once all the sides were done and dry (I used my heat tool to help speed up the process here), I added Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paint to the frame to antique it a bit.


I then went and created two little picture layouts. The first one is placed under the glass. I used a piece of my left over Prima to create the 5 x 3.5" background, added a cute mat for the photo, some Cosmo Cricket Butterflies and my MS Doily Punch. The second one I created on top of the glass as I wanted it to be more dimensional.

Products used: Prima Fairy Flora, Prima Alphas, Dusty Attic Chipboard Fence, Prima Butterfly, Cosmo Cricket Butterflies, Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paint, Misc Buttons, Mini Alphas, Pink Glimmermist Prima Leaves Mask

Sunday, 1 May 2011

May 1st - Fort nightly challenge

Hi Ladies,

Welcome to the first challenge for May 2011. The theme this month is "Along the Lines", so think lines on your pages, stripes, lots of horizontal, diagonal, vertical lines on your pages.

Remember that there are 3 challenges per month- the sketch challenge, todays recipe challenge- and on the 15th the third challenge-

Remember to be in to win the gorgeous RAK from Adrienne at Scrappin Patch you need to enter at least 2 of the 3 challenges and you also get the chance to shine in the SPOTLIGHT. You will be interviewed by Hannah and your interview and examples of your creations will be posted on the forum so that we can all get to know you and your fabulous work.

Okay the recipe for this month is

1 patterned paper that must have lines on it- it can be striped or journalling lines- you could paint lines whatever you like
Ink or Glimmermist
Journalling tag using lines

Easy peasy this month! I am looking forward to seeing your creations in the gallery...

Here is my example layout


Products Used

Prima Reflections Collection- Meadowlark
Reflections Journal Notecards
Reflections Journal Stickers
Prima - Alphabets- Brown
Prima Flowers- Reflections
Kaisercraft Chipboard Gates
Pinecone Ink
Kaisercraft Crochet Doily


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