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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Our Guest Design Team Member this month is.... Sharon Dalton... and sharing a Step by step Layout!


My name is Sharon Dalton and I have been scrapping for the best part of 8yrs.
I have always been an avid photographer and I found that scrapbooking allowed
me to create family heirlooms with all these beautiful photos I had been taking.

Through Scrapbooking I have met the most wonderful women through the world wide web, and these girls are so much inspiration to me…..So many talented women out there.

My style is very straight up and down and neat and tidy….I don’t very often step out of my style, but when I do I really like the LO’s that I do. But I like my photos to tell the story and these LO’s show that just with a few different pp’s and cardstock and few embellishments you can create beautiful pages. And  I love any pp’s with butterflies and these were just perfect for me to work with. Thanks for such beautiful kit Tan.

My Scrapbooking blog is  CreativeMe68 http://creativeme68sharondalton.blogspot.com/

My Photography blog is The Focus Is On You




Over the next couple of weeks Shazz will show us how she has used these amazing goodies together!...


Here is Sharons First layout to share with you all....


Believe In Me

Products




Instructions
Cut a 4 ¼” x  out of Flutter Stripe adhere this to the Coredinations Blue Lightning on the left hand side of the page leaving about 2” gap

Cut a 2 ½” x 10” Stripe of Coredinations Lime to fit 3 wallet sized photos 

Now add your 3 mounted wallet sized photos to you LO

Now add your 6 x 4 photo to you LO
 Now grab a dinner plate and “lightly” score with a stylus/pencil to form a circle around your LO


Now cut at least 15-20 butterflies from the leftover Flutter Stripe for around your circle 

 Now cut at least 15-20 butterflies from the leftover Flutter Stripe, pop dot them around circle then where you have gaps you can add flowers or even more butterflies.  Using a white pen doodle dots around the circle. I have made the butterfly on the bottom left hand side of my 6x4 appear as if it is flying by simply cutting around the wings and lifting them up

 Add bling to the centre of the flowers, add bling to your photos and add the title to your page


Add square bling to the corner of your 6x4 photo,  add your title using the Teal Bella Chipboard Alphabet font and any quotes you wish to add


Here is the completed LO


Thankyou Shazz, this is adorable and I hope to see you all scrapping about you and we would love to see your work in our gallery www.scrapncraftwitht.com.au/gallery 


HAVE A WONDERFUL WINTERS DAY
luv tanXx

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tim Holtz distress inks by Lisa Kamphuis.....

Okay - so  dont tell my husband I am in love with another man....and his name is Tim Holtz.....how   can you NOT love  his amazing products and his  amazing talent ...and he wears  some SERIOUSLY  cool tshirts...
One of the products I LOVE   are his distress inks.  They come  in the most fabulous colours and I am growing a nice collection of them so I thought I  would   give  you some ideas on how to use them.


You will need








1. Take the book page and lay out



2. Use a separate sponge for each ink and apply colour in a random fashion until the page is covered and you are happy.....





3. Now ready for use as a background or to stamp on



You can  now use this for cards, ATCS  or  layouts......
Distress inks  available HERE


Thankyou Lisa for this very cool idea and sharing it with us all.! 

We would love to see what you all have a go and please feel free to share it in the gallery  www.scrapncraftwitht.com.au/gallery

Have a wonderful Tuesday
luv tanXx

Monday, June 28, 2010

THE THOUGHT BEHIND THE PROCESS

Competitions - what fun!

 I hope that you are all having fun with the challenges in the Embellish it comp. There have been so many fantastic projects created as well as the fantastic challenges to spark your creative energy. Good luck to you all!

The layout I am sharing today was created for A2Z Scraplets. I used one of the flourishes that were available in the extensive range and the friends arrows pack.


I have a lot of underwater photos of my two peeps, they like taking kooky pictures of themselves, so they are a little out of focus or heads are cut off, but in my eyes they are great shots and captures the essence of them both and how much fun they have together. So armed with this shot I set out to create a layout.

I chose red bazzill for my background as it works extremely well with aqua & lime. I used some Basic Grey printed paper to help tie in with the colors of the paper ribbon that was picked out. Paper ribbon is so versatile and can be used in so many ways. Tanyah has a large variety of colours in the shop to wet your appetite. I have used 4 different colours here and just torn them at differing lengths and sewn each one on to the page.
I next added my photo by sewing it onto the layout. The flourish was painted in black, its shape reminded me of a splash of water and suited this appllication perfectly. The words were then painted aqua and I added some pen lines to help make the words stand out. I also added a Basic Grey rub on with jewels to the friend arrow.When it was all completed I added more bling to the flourish to help accentuate it.

I hope you find a little inspiration from this layout and if you have not used paper ribbon or some large chipboard flourishes you will give them a go next time you set yourself up to scrap.

ciao
tracey

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday Scrapping Stimulus...

It's Saturday, and that must mean it's stimulus time!

Today's quote is something I really need to keep in mind...

"As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every minute of time."
~ Mason

Hmmmm..... Maybe I should get off this computer............. LOL

Kylie

Friday, June 25, 2010

Embellish This - Week 3 - Have fun with this one!

Congratulations to those who are still moving on in the comp. If your name wasn't up then you have been eliminated. BUT please remember.... this is really really important.....

• KEEP GOING WITH THE CHALLENGES.... place them in the gallery provided at www.scrapncraftwitht.com.au/gallery
• This will mean you keep your 10% discount in the shop and..
• you stay in the running to win one of 2 prizes at the end of the nine weeks.

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HERE IS THIS WEEKS CHALLENGE, which is done by Ingeborg .... She lives in the Netherlands, where Summer has started earlier this week. This picture was taken on their family holiday in Thailand exactly one year ago today. Ingeborg created some beaded thongs out of felt as her embellishment.

She also created some more flowers out of felt and she used beads in the centre of the flowers. She doodled a frame and a palm tree (which was painted with water colour pencils). The bling can be found on the journaling block and the handstitching is done on the right side (the dark brown swirl border).

This week's challenge is for you to also create something ( a layout or an OTP) using the following five points:

1. hand stitching
2. felt
3. beads
4. bling / rhinestones
5. doodling

Let me clarify the criteria; those five 'things' mentioned above (hand stitching, felt, beads, bling / rhinestones and doodling) have to appear on the layout/ project somewhere, BUT you have to create a handmade embellishment too (using one or more of those five points as mentioned above).

For example: the handmade thongs have felt and beads and a bit of handstitching. The handmade flowers have beads and felt too. You can also choose to create an embellishment using bling and beads and doodling for example. Does this make sense?

Here are some close ups for you of what Ingeborg has created:

Have fun with this one! Enjoy!

Luv Tan & Team xx

Winner for Week 2 - Well done to everyone!

The gallery is looking amazing and thank you for taking the time to comment and see what these talented ladies are creating!. www.scrapncraftwitht.com.au/gallery



IMPORTANT......PLEASE REMEMBER!!!!
If you have been eliminated from this round DONT GIVE UP! keep going, place in the challenged section in the gallery, so you can still go for the running of 2 prizes at the end of the 9 weeks.


If you didn't get to do the challenge this week your welcome to have a go and place your work in the challenge section of the gallery! It is all about trying things you wouldn't normally do and stretch yourself and ablilities to acheive your very best. At the end of the day if your happy with it, than thats all that matters!




WINNER FOR WEEK 2 is.....


......drum roll.................



CONGRATS TO................. Sueat17. Sue Smith... YAYAYAY!....



  you will receive a $20 voucher to spend very soon coming your way via email....


enjoy!....


The people who are continuing on with the comp for WEEK 2 are...


  • Amanda7
  • Annie
  • Anthea
  • belynda
  • blondone
  • Diane
  • Goddessjodi
  • Kath parker
  • Kirsten
  • kirstiem
  • Lauren.
  • Leish
  • Lexie
  • malinda
  • MichelleW
  • mum2-3
  • Pauly
  • qldscrapper
  • Rachwa
  • sharms
  • silvercat
  • Tiff
  • Vintagej
  • xoxAlyssaxox
  • sueat17
 Well done girls and look out for your challenge at midday today
have fun
luv tanXx

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Flocking Powders - what is it and how to use it

Flocking powder is made up of masses of tiny fibers. The flocking powder adheres to an adhesive or sticky surface such as glue or an adhesive powder teamed with pigment inks or a product such as VersaMark. Flocking powder only adheres to a sticky surface and so it can be used to emphasize or highlight design elements. s. Flocking powder is very light and a little goes a long way.Flocking powder is sold in small tubs which are similar in size to embossing powder. You can find them in store HERE


How is Flocking Powder Used?:

There are many different ways that flocking powder can be added to rubber stamping projects. One of the easiest ways of using flock is to simply add glue to the surface of a project and pour flocking powder over the top. Other ways of using flocking powder to create a velvet texture on rubber stamping projects includes using a glue pad and rubber stamps. Glue pads are similar to ink pads, however instead of containing ink they contain glue. A rubber stamp is used to stamp an image in glue onto a page and this can be covered with flock. The fibers will adhere to the sticky glue.

Using Flocking Powder with Double Sided Tape or Stickers:

A quick and convenient alternative to using glues is to use double-sided tape or stickers. To use double-sided tape simply cut this to the right shape and size (or try using a punch to cut a shape) and attach this to the surface of a rubber stamping project. Remove the protective paper and cover this with flocking powder. Stickers are a convenient way of adding flocked shapes to projects. Use a self adhesive sticker and carefully remove it from its protective backing, pour flocking powder over the exposed adhesive surface and use glue to attach the sticker to a project.

Here is a layout where I have covered the lampost with the flocking powder




Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Step by Step Layout using the BoBunny Gypsy range by Karen Jarman.

We have so many people email me and come into the shop asking how to use transparencys... This layout Lexie (karen) has designed is another fantastic way of doing this and to add that WOW look! I love how it has been placed under the photo rather than over the top as I have mainly used them in the past!... fantastic idea lexie and thankyou!

Layout 2
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Directions
This LO is all about layers!
1        Roughly Distress the edges of Patterned Paper
2        Round out Gypsy Henna top right hand side (yellow)

3        Adhere Patterned paper
4        Place transparency
5        Tuck cut out from 12 inch Gypsy Cut out under the bottom of photo
6        Adhere photo halfway over the transparency
7        Tuck the flower stem under photo and glue in place
8        Place title as shown


Thankyou Lexie for sharing such a beautifully project and and hope our readers feel inspired to give this go!
Enjoy your Wednesday!
Luv tanXx

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Extreme Glitter @ Scrap N Craft with T

We have a NEW product that we are getting in very soon and is on order. It is very cool for, Off the page, decorating your titles and adding texture to your projects/layouts.

It is called EXTREME GLITTER, have you heard of it before? What do you think of it if you have used it already? we would love to know.

It is made by Plaid and comes in 11 different fashionable colours for you all to enjoy.

  • CLICK HERE for step by step projects by Plaid using extreme glitter paint.
  • CLICK HERE for a varity of video's step by steps to enjoy! by Plaid using the extreme glitter paint.
WE HAVE THESE UP FOR PRE-ORDER.... CHECK IT OUT here!!!!

We hope to have these in stock within a week! so be quick to grab yours!.. 

hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!
take care
luv tanXx

Monday, June 21, 2010

It's all black and white...

Well done to those of you who have finished your Round II entries, and I must say... the  gallery is looking fabulous!
And speaking of fabulous... who has seen the latest black and white range from Imaginsice? 'To Love & Cherish' is the most divine collection of papers, stamps and embellishments and is just perfect for all things romantic!
Tanyah will be stocking the shelves very soon with this wonderful line of products, so be on the look out!
To make this set of cards I used the cutest little Imaginsice 'Snag em' flower stamp, and teamed it up with yellow card stock to give them a vibrant yet stylish look!
I just love the patterned paper I used on this candle, it is my favourite of the entire 'To Love & Cherish' line, and it has the most gorgeous sheen on one side. And guess how I stuck down the pearls on the mirror base? Yep, I used the latest and greatest little tool that will be in-store soon - the i-rock by Imaginisce (but more about that later)!
The black and white is gorgous on its own but don't be afraid to add some hints of another colour that will really 'pop' right off the page and make such a bold statement. I have made a row of roses using Core'dination card stock in varying hues of yellow for that WOW factor across the page!
So keep an eye out for 'To Love & Cherish' in the shop and I will be back again soon with an update on the i-rock!
Happy Scrapping!
Melinda

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday Scrapping Stimulus...

Welcome to yet another Saturday. The first day of what will hopefully a wonderfully creative weekend. At least for me - as I now have a scrap area all set up in my new house!

Today's quote is one that I'm planning on using some time soon - something we probably all think about as we scrapbook, but have never put into words...

"A picture is poem without words."
~ Confucius

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Kylie

Friday, June 18, 2010

Congratulations to those who are still moving on in the comp.
If your name wasn't up then you have been eliminated.

BUT please remember.... this is really really important.....

  • KEEP GOING WITH THE CHALLENGES.... place them in the gallery provided at www.scrapncraftwitht.com.au/gallery

  • This will mean you keep your 10% discount inthe shop and..

  • you stay in the running to win one of 2 prizes at the end of the nine weeks.

This week's challenge is set by Kylie Abel.

The challenge is to create something using:

  • cool colours

  • paint

  • some kind of title/lettering (handwritten/printed/alphas)

  • at least one flower and

  • an inventive hybrid embellishment.

We're guessing right now there are a lot of you sitting staring at your screen scared to death! But a "hybrid" embellishment isn't as scary as it sounds. Hybrid is basically just something that starts off on your computer, which you print out and put on your traditional project in some way. It can be a digital paper that you may have downloaded, a frame printed on transparancy, or even using your computer's fonts to create your journaling on a page.

We want you to be inventive with your hybrid element though... Come up with something as original as you can, something that is yours, something you can't buy in your local scrapbooking shop!

In Kylie's example, the butterflies she has used originally started out as a colouring-in page she found on Google Images. She made them smaller and printed them multiple times on a printable transparancy. Then she cut them out and adhered them to the frame with Glossy Accents.

We hope you enjoy working with this week's challenge!
Look forward in seeing your work in the gallery!


Luv Tan & My Design Team Xx

Embellish it Competition - Week 1... who is going to the next round..?????

Thankyou everyone for your support and wonderful work in the gallery. I know we are all short of time and have lots in our days and weeks.


Your work is amazing and I love seeing what you all come up with. Thankyou EVERYONE that commented in the gallery too. I am sure you all enjoyed seeing people leaving some lovin about your work.


PLEASE REMEMBER!!!!
If you have been eliminated from this round DONT GIVE UP! keep going, place in the challenged section in the gallery, so you can still go for the running of 2 prizes at the end of the 9 weeks.


If you didn't get to do the challenge this week your welcome to have a go and place your work in the challenge section of the gallery! It is all about trying things you wouldn't normally do and stretch yourself and ablilities to acheive your very best. At the end of the day if your happy with it, than thats all that matters!




WINNER FOR WEEK 1 is.....


......drum roll.................



CONGRATS TO.................SUE SMITH!.... YAYAYAY!....



Sue you will receive a $20 voucher to spend very soon coming your way via email....


enjoy!....


The people who are continuing on with the comp for WEEK 2 are...


  • Nightwolf
  • belynda
  • Annie
  • Tiff
  • pinkscrapper
  • Vintagej
  • Anthea
  • Goddessjodi
  • MichelleW
  • Kirsten
  • Pauly
  • qldscrapper
  • sharms
  • Rachwa
  • Lexie
  • kath parker
  • mum2-3
  • Leish
  • kirstiem
  • Lauren.
  • Ness
  • blondone
  • malinda
  • silvercat
  • Amanda73
  • Diane
  • xoxAlyssaxox
 Remember same rules as last week!....
  • Challenge will go up at 12pm today
  • Your projects/layouts will need to be in by midnight wednesay next week.
  • HAVE FUN!...


Thankyou for being part of the comp it is wonderful to see so much tallent out their having fun!
Have a wonderful Friday
Luv Tan & My Design Team Xx


PS. I haven't had a chance to photograph my layout, it is on display at the shop if you are local and want to pop in and have a peek. I will try and remember to take my camera to work today and get it up for you!   xx

Thursday, June 17, 2010

'Sweet individual' a step-by-step layout by Ingeborg Dijkstra

We have two boys and a daughter and since I *LOVE* girly stuff, I tend to make more layouts about our daughter than about my boys. But ... I am trying to scrap our boys more and more (and still sneak in 'girly bits' - just don't tell them, okay) ... This layout is an example of a 'boyish' layout with girly elements in it. And guess what? Rick, our son featured in this layout, loves this page! So it is ... a win-win situation!

Materials:
  • patterned paper 'Rhapsody' (Bella, Kindred Spirit)
  • patterned paper 'Nonsense' (WeRMemoryKeepers)
  • 'Adore' Card black (Jenni Bowlin)
  • Layered Chipboard 'Nonsense' (WeRMemoryKeepers)
  • stamps 'Slight Alterations' (Tim Holtz)
  • a page from an ordinary note book
  • a tag from a pair of jeans
I stamped around the border of the patterned paper to make the paper a bit rough and grungy.

I put the 'Adore Card' on an angle behind the patterned paper. I like the strong deep brown colour on the card, which helps to make it more 'boyish'.

I created a title using the layered chipboard from WeRMemory Keepers. I also used an arrow to point to my 'sweet individual' son Rick. This chipboard is adhesive and so easy to use. I also like how it has glitter elements and colours on it:
I cut thin strips of the 'Nonsense' patterned paper. Instead of adhering the strips flat and directly to the paper, I used staples and folded the strips to create a bit more dimension. I used a part of a page from a notebook to write my journaling.
I used a tag from a pair of jeans I bought for the boys recently to have a 'one of a kind' embellishment. I used staples and some folds (like I did with the paper strips at the top) to adhere the tag to the layout. I finished with a chipboard bird from the 'Nonsense Chipboard' set.
This is the finished layout:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Classes @ Scrap N Craft with T

In-store classes are up and running at Scrap N Craft with T .

Next week's class is...


















In our 'All Sewn Up' class we will show you how to incorporate different sewing techniques into your projects.
This is a hands-on class for all skill levels.
All you need to do is bring your needle and thread, we will supply the rest.
We will have plenty of examples on show to give you the inspiration you need to create your own stitched masterpieces.




When:      Tuesday, 22nd June 2010
                 10:30am - 12:00   
Where:     Scrap N Craft with T store
                 47 Northcott Cres., Alstonville
                 Wollongbar Industrial Estate
Cost:         $15
Contact:   0458217911

 *Please note: all classes must be pre-paid and booked before the event.


Hope to see you there! 

Cards using the Bo bunny Gypsy Range by Karen Jarmin


For those who are doing the Embellish it competition at www.scrapncraftwitht.com.au. You all have till midnight tonight to have your projects in the gallery http://www.scrapncraftwitht.com.au/gallery. If ANYONE is having trouble in the gallery for any reason at all. Don't give up send me an email  with your login details, password, your image, title and details or your project at admin@scrapncraftwitht.com.au and I will do my absolute best to help you.

Today Karen has designed some step by step cards for you to create easily and has used up her scraps for both cards.
For You 

I took advantage of the 12 inch Gypsy Cut out to make a card with a different edge!
Products


Directions
1        Using the Cut out piece I was able to determine the size of the card
2        Cut and fold card
3        Cut scraps to match the card size
4        Adhered to card, the horizontal strip adhered with dimensional squares
5        Place ChelleBean Design Flower and title as shown 

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Card - Happy Birthday





Products
Directions
1                 Cut and fold card
2                 Adhere Brown Mesh across the middle of card
3                 Adhere squares I used dimensional adhesive squares and decided to turn on of the squares to the shape of a diamond
4                 Place sentiment below the mesh









If you would like this collection CLICK HERE to be directed to SCRAP N CRAFT WITH T

Thankyou Karen for these lovely cards!...

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday  
take care
luv tanXx

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jillibean soup layout - summertime beauty

Summertime Beauty – Jillibean soup papers




1. Use the green cardstock as your base

2. Use the white leaf as a mask and glimmermist or smooch or ink random leaves around the top , right side and bottom of page

3. Use the “brown rice” paper and cut to 7 inches by 7 inches. I have used a corner rounder and then inked the edges in black ink.

4. Take green Red peppers paper and cut to 1 and a half inches x 11 inches and ink both sides.

5. Take ribbon , attach adhesive tape and run along bottom of photo . I have scrunched it as I have gone

6. Take 3 inches x 7 inches of the birdhouse paper and trim corners and ink edges.

7. Attach photo overlapping the birdhouse paper.

8. Cut out a small birdhouse and attach on some leaves at bottom right side of photo

9. Add some flowers and a title and any journalling