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I’m a flower girl

Yep, just can’t stop using them, whether they are paper, ribbon, fabric, lace, whatever…just love them although I do want to try doing some soft-looking pages with other products besides flowers.

Idea 85: Ink the lace.

Idea 86: Use the pearls like fairy dust or sprinkles.

One from the Websters Pages Lullaby range using Prima & kaiser flowers.

Idea 87: Decorate the felt lace with pearls.

Psst!….Have you heard? Prima are on the hunt for a new DT!  Just imagine how many talented scrappers are going to apply! Its going to be tough to get in……

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A new DT and a new kit.

Happy easter everyone! Wow, well I have made my first 2 Design Team layouts for the new website www.whataboutme.ning.com – all about scrapping for yourself – something that I just don’t do and need to be encouraged so I was motivated to join this site.  Aside from that, been having fun scrapping, seeing as the kids are all sick and I’m house-bound atm.

First cab off the rank, a Websters page (of course) LOL. My favourite company.

Idea 74: Make a 3-layered flower from leaf petal shapes (& I made the leaves/branch too).

The paper from Cosmo Cricket Material girl was just perfect for this one.

Idea 75: Cover the border of the cardstock with paper then spray Glimmermist over the centre, then stitch around the edge of the spray to make a border. I also sprayed the flowers with Glimmermist just a little.

Idea 75: Di-sect the flowers to make them stretch further and get different sizes.

Idea 76: Sand the journalling tag to get a whiter background and match the page better.

This next layout, I kept simple because the Sassafrass Lass Cherry Delicious stickers are so busy.

Idea 77: Cut a cardstock circle out then stitch it to the page to create a neutral background to a potentially busy page.

And here’s my DT kit for this month.

Prima STRAWBERRY KISSES and Maya Road trim/lace.

Little Yellow Bicycle CLOTHESLINE papers and chipboard sticker words.

BG Kioshi (oops – forgot to photograph these before I used then).

Bo Bunny MAMMA RAZZI.

I used the PRIMA for my STEP X STEP at Annas this month – here’s a little sneaky. Keep watching the Annas blog over the next few weeks for full instructions.

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What about me?

POST EDIT: I’m on the new Design Team! YAY!

That’s the name of the new blog www.whataboutme2010.blogspot.com/. Its an inspirational/challenge blog for scrappers who find it hard to scrap about themselves.  Its big launch is on April 3rd.  Here’s the  layout I have made for the first  challenge and the owner is also looking for 2 more DT members – its not too late to try out….

Idea 66: Handstitching in a zigzag pattern on the top & bottom border

Idea 67: Use glimmermist and spattering together to make a soft background.

Idea 68: Make some of the title letters 3D and some flat, overlaying each other.

I also got a few layouts done from my Annas Craft Cupboard DT kit. This fisrt one uses Sassafrass Lass Cherry Delicious.

Idea 69: Use the Maya Road ruffle trim for the flower centres by rolling it up and gluing it.

Idea 70: Paint a section of the background white for journalling on.

This next one I did a while ago for a feature on Annas Craft Cupboard of the new MME kits – this one was called ‘Beautiful’.

Idea 71: Cut out all the little detail pieces and make a flower arrangement from them.

Idea 72: Cut the photo into a slender and rounded shape – slimline.

I also had enough left to make these 2 cards.

Idea 73: make a box flower.

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Some MORE exciting news…

Yes, the Design Team at Annas Craft Cupboard has been invited to feature in a 2-page spread in Scrapbooking Memories magazine   They are SUCH talented girls….

Anyway, keep your eyes out for it in a future issue.

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October DT pack

Well Anna’s got me really busy this month (which of course I love), except this month I’m a little slower than usual because its THAT time of year again… Yes, our 1400 peach & nectarine trees all need picking and packing to get to market. (I’d rather be scrapping!)

Here’s the DT pack she sent me – its chock-a-block full of stunners…

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Crate Paper BLISS (and some of the COTTAGE chipboard & stickers).

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MME Abbey Road/OOH LA LA

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and Kaiser/LILAC AVENUE.

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Sketch competitions for September

Here’s a tiny sneak peak of a layout I’ve done for Anna’s craft cupboard using the new MME Abbey Road HOW FORTUNATE kit.  I’m so happy with the way it turned out too. Stay tuned to Anna’s blog…. (she doing a showcase on Abbey Road!)

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Annas Craft cupboard has a new sketch designer in Wendy Smith and here’s her first one:

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Also here’s the new pieces from Puzzle sketches (it’s a really good one too):

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Oh and by the way, anyone needing 2010 calendar printable template (including small size) to make Calendar Christmas presents this year (which i spent ages looking for online), I’ll save you a heap of time.  They are here.

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Now don’t laugh….

Well I only just finished the last page design, using up the last of my DT kit for July, when 10 minutes later, my August kit walked in the door (lol).  Talk about timing!   Not that I really mind (snigger).

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– a typical straight-lines ‘me-style’ page.

 

Love you notes

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This one uses the October Afternoon Ducks in a row stickers and I inked the whole page.

 

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A real challenge using this Fancy Pants Kraft cut diecut.

 

AND FINALLY….

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…my favourite.  Not my usual style but I LOVE it. I think I’ve finally cracked the ‘Fran code’ as I like to call it.  Fran Tynan is so clever at putting awkward size photos together in a group.  I think I’ve worked out that as long as you group them, then encase them with patterned paper – it works.  Thx for the inspiration Fran.

 

AND NOW FOR MY NEXT DT KIT…

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Some beautiful October Afternoon DAYDREAM and love those AC thickers.

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3 Bugs in a rug SIMPLE PLEASURES and MME BLOOM & GROW – yum yum!

 

AUGUST SKETCH CHALLENGE from Anna’s Craft Cupboard.

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Might give this a go with some of the DT kit stuff.

 

TOP 50 RANKING

 Ouuuw, I’m so thrilled to have jumped up the rankings to 165 in less than a week after re-registering.  A big THANKYOU and a hug to everyone for visiting.  Truly – I’m amazed at so many visits so soon – its very humbling.  There are plenty of more talented scrappers out there than me, but I’m grateful (& excited)  just the same.

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