Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I would like to thank Shazz Pratten, and my local Design Team Members - Nicky Amber and Sarah Rickard for all your hard work and suport in helping me get the shop looking so lovely! *mwah*!!!
I would like to thank my Design Team they are working hard on samples which we don't have in the shop right now but will have soon!...
We would love to see your work in our shop, please pop in a layout we can display. We will only have them up for one week and change them over as new layouts arrive to keep our back wall interesting and fun.
Tuesday 9.30 – 2.00pm
Wednesday 9.30 – 2.00pm
Thursday 9.30 – 2.00pm
Friday 10.00 – 1.00pm
1.30 – 9.30pm
This is our FREE CROP night/TECHNIQUE night… come and join in our fun and learn lots of fun ways of creating.
Saturday 10.00 – 3.00pm – 1st sat month – this is subject to change and more Saturdays could be open if in demand.
Sunday - CLOSED
ADDRESS: 47 Northcott Cres, Alstonville 2477. (Wollongbar Industrial Estate)
You’re welcome to come anytime during opening hours if we don’t have a class on to scrap for FREE.
If your creating something and using our tools to excess their will be a fee.
If you would like to teach some classes please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for enquires. Or phone us on 0458217911
We have in store specials and a free gift for every purchase this week.
COME AND SEE US TODAY if your local! you won't be disappointed....
by Alison Callcott
Kaiser Peachy Keen Collection …
* patterned paper: Neat, Kosher, Dandy, and Super
* embellishment pack
* rub-ons (colour)
* die cut elements
* 6” paper pad
* digi printables
* magazine ‘ freebies’
Kaiser Pearls – Chocolate
Kaiser rub ons – Experience
QuicKutz Leafy Vine 12” die
VersaMagic Jumbo Java chalk inkpad
Tips and Techniques
When ephemera are equally as important as the photo, include both. In this instance the ephemera for this LO was a letter from my great-great-great uncle and aunt to my grandparents on the loss of their son “Little Lennie” when he was but a young infant. All my life I grew up knowing of my uncle, “Little Lennie”, however it wasn’t until I discovered this letter to my grandparents whilst scouring around doing the family history that it all became quite real for me. To scrap this photo on its own would not have told the full story. However to include a scanned copy of the original letter would have taken over the LO. The solution was to type the letter and print it on an inkjet transparency. This way the letter would not take over the LO and although not clearly legible in some parts, the primary points of interest in the letter could be read. As an added bonus I printed a complete copy of the letter and adhered it to the reverse of the LO. Dare I admit it LOL? The family historian in me wouldn’t allow me to do anything else!
Ordinarily we might block patterned paper on plain cardstock for contrast. Why not have a go at doing the reverse and block subtle patterned paper or plain cardstock on busy patterned paper. It really helps the bulk of your LO to ‘pop’ off the page.
Gone are the days when almost every LO we created had large, bulky, oft times chipboard, titles. If you have the space, go for it! However if your LO is already busy and comprises a lot of layering, try using smaller alphas (in this instance rub-ons) for your title.
When working with transparencies, remember the varying elements of your LO can be placed either behind or in front of the transparency. Using a mixture of both as I have done on this LO will help to create a beautifully ‘blended’ result.
Have a wonderful day
Thanks for stopping by
Monday, April 26, 2010
I have a lot of beautiful Punches that I probably do not use enough. Lately I have found that I am using them more and more and not just for card making but for my layouts.
In your scrapping lifetime you will own at least one - my first was a medium corner rounder punch, I now have the whole set, along with shapes, animals and the very popular border punches that have been gracing the market.
The layout below is titled Free Spirit. I took the photo of my daughter on an angle and thought to myself 'how on earth was I going to scrap this' - I love the photo, it was just that it was a peculiar angle... but once the layout was finished i was really happy with the outcome.
A lot of 'scrap rules' tell you not to put your photo in the center of your page... but having the photo on the angle has helped balance the layout. I wanted to use something nice and bright to make my layout stand out and to compliment the background paper so I picked some Bazzill Bling cardstock to co-ordinate with the daughter printed paper.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Maz and your welcome to check out more of her work HERE! your layout is wonderful Maz . I love your use of ribbon and your title looks unreal! Thankyou for sharing, we hope to see more of your work in our gallery.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
We will be able to cater for classes much better and do so so many fun things we have planed....
I firstly would like to apologise to anyone who have placed orders this week. With packing and unpacking boxes it has been just about almost impossible to find what you have ordered. We will for sure have all your orders packed and send off to you Tuesday the 27 April no matter what.
Firstly I would love to thank Shazz Pratten for everything you have done, your truely amazing and I really couldn't have done it without you.
Here is Shazz taking out our first load of goodies...
Here is our empty shop before the boxes move in!..
Today we made huge progress even though it didn't seem like it. I had Nicky Amber and Shazz Pratten and my Katie all day and Sarah Rickard for a couple of hours. Thanks heaps Sar for bring out another load of goodies for me that couldn't fit in my car.xxx These girls are truely amazing and work extreamly hard..*mwah* my friends.xoxo
Today I think i accomplished a fair bit on my own. I also had delivered the divider at the back to seperate from my class area, I think i need another one but it will have to wait for when i get some more $$$$. I had no idea how expencive setting up a shop was... man alive!...
And I can't forget to mention I got my new phone today! yayayaya! only now i have to learn how to drive it and that is the tricky part...lol!
This was one huge day! Thank you to Shazz Pratten and Nicky Amber for all your hard work, you truely worked extreamly hard and we acheived so so much thank you *mwah*. Nicky and I also stayed back last night till 10pm sorting out lots of goodies... hard work and thank you !
Today... DAY 5 and 2 more to go before opening...
I am going to be back their againg sorting out the last bits and peices before we start making the shop looking gorgeous with my DT samples and lots more!...
Sorry for the long post and hope you have had a good laugh and now you know where we have been all week!...
I will try and update you all in a couple of days...
Please pop in and say hi and checkout what we have acheived... please remember their will still be lots of Design Team samples yet to come for I have them working hard atm.
You can find us at.... 47 Northcott Cres Alstonville (wollongbah industrial estate).
Friday, April 23, 2010
And so, with much sadness, I say farewell to the Design Team Position that I've had with Tanyah at Scrap 'n' Craft with T since October 2008. I've had a great time and I can't thank Tanyah enough for her wonderful friendship - this won't change at all - as well as the friendships that I made with the girls who are part of the DT and also so many of Scrap n Craft with T's customers.
I look forward to dropping by every now and then and seeing all the amazing creations that the Design Team are constantly making and also saying hello to everyone who has supported me during my time with Tanyah.
I wish Tanyah all the best with the opening of her new and beautiful store - I'm sure you will have so many fantastic things planned.
I made this layout about a book I read recently. The title of the book is: 'Beautiful in God's eyes' by Elizabeth George. The book is about a chapter of the Bible; Proverbs 31. For as long as I can remember I have been challenged by that part, since it always tend to make me feel inferior (in my eyes the woman described in that part seemed like a mega super woman)! Reading Elizabeth's book changed my perspective and I am so grateful for that! I added a picture of myself with a smile on my face, since I truly am happier after reading that book!
In the last few years I have started to make layouts about books that are special to me. I love reading and I think it is important to let our children and future generations know about who we are, what we believe, what we like etc. Too many times I create layouts about my children, my husband, friends, holidays, but I encourage you to create more layouts about yourself too!
Anyway ... here is a list of materials that I have used for this layout:
- Green patterned paper 'Moss' (Green at Heart collection, Basic Grey)
- Patterned paper 'Recycle' and 'Pea' (Green at Heart collection, Basic Grey)
- Coloured Chipboard Stickers (Green at Heart collection, Basic Grey)
- Die Cut shapes 'Pieces' (Green at Heart collection, Basic Grey)
- Journaling Set 'Writer's Block' (Green at Heart collection, Basic Grey)
- Corner Rounder Punch
- buttons, thread, glue, ink
Using another piece of scallop cardstock, I traced the shape on the back of the pink patterned paper.I cut it out and stuck it onto the green paper.
I decided to use one of the die cut shapes to create my title. The words 'note to self' were already printed on it, so all I had to do was add the rest in my own handwriting. I used a small sticker strip to stick from left to right. The stem and petals of the flower were made with the chipboard stickers. I used the journaling block for the additional text. This journaling block is like a
note pad and has quite a few pages.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
This is probably my favourite journalling technique and I have a list of favourite quotes that I keep handy and jot down any quotes or poems that I come across that I think I could use in my projects.
Here are a few projects that have quotes or poems as the journalling focus.
This doesn't have to be limited to your layouts - try it out on your cards as well. Here are a couple of super-simple cards - all I have used is a piece of scrap paper (with some sewing around the edge) and the quote.
Why not try this technique in your next layout or try making a card with the quote on the outside instead of the inside.
Remember we would love to see your creations in our gallery.