Thursday, 28 March 2013

Life Paper Scrapbook - Issue 1

Life. Paper. Scrapbook is an Australian quarterly, online publication that is dedicated to showcasing designers from all around the world to inspire each other, explore current trends and techniques and most importantly to celebrate the love of scrapbooking and paper crafts. I am so thrilled to have one of my layouts included in the first issue of Life Paper Scrapbook (Autumn - Issue 1). There is a tremendous number of talented ladies from around the world to admire and be inspired by. You can download a free digital copy of this brilliant new magazine HERE. You can see my creation on page 75. What an honor to be among such pure talent. You must check this out. There are 100 pages of beauty to behold. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Rubber Stamping

I stamped onto transparency to add playful circles to this layout to emphasize the circle design on the tie. This is a less stressful way to include stamping since you can move the transparency until you are satisfied with its placement. I attached the pieces of transparency with brads and eyelets. Visit Practical Scrappers for more inspiration.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Cute as a Button

I embossed grey buttons to match my rainbow layout because I didn’t have a purple or white button in my stash. I embossed three layers to give a super shiny finish. Visit the ladies at Practical Scrappers to see what fresh and clever ways they used buttons.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013


Zippers are a fun addition to paper crafting projects.  The DT was challenged to incorporate a zipper in their card or layout.  I used a zipper to create a mock sweatshirt for a boy's birthday card. I used the sewing machine to add zig zag stitching detail to emphasize the zipper. I chose a zipper with a fun but bulky zip pull to add interest to the page. Washi tape was used to make some mini flags to finish off the card. Visit the girls at Practical Scrappers to see how they used zippers.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Using Vellum

Today, I used vellum to cover a large section of brightly striped background paper to mute the overpowering colours. My cheerful Halloween layout was then super embellished. Visit the ladies over at Practical Scrappers to see their unique ways to use vellum.