Welcome to 2014,
Happy New Year to everyone, I hope you all celebrated well and are looking forward to a wonderful year ahead.
Today I would like to introduce our Guest Design Team member for January.
About Me: I'm mother to Damon (16) and Mark (13) and wife to my husband Paul. We live in Western Australia.
My Scrapping Life: I truly love scrapbooking. It just suits me perfectly. I started my first scrapbook in primary school in which I used to paste memorabilia. I still have it but unfortunately it is falling apart. I started scrapbooking again in February 2003 after going to a Creative Memories home class. I basically taught myself for six months. Then I decided that I wanted to teach others as a job. I joined Creative Memories and was a consultant for 4 1/2 years. I love creating layouts, cards and off the page projects.
Your Scrapping Style, Favourite Products and Techniques: I enjoy trying different techniques although my style is mostly clean and simple. I have always believed a layout should enhance the photos and I always include journalling to tell the story behind the photos. Paper is my favourite scrapping product.
My Inspiration: I draw inspiration from the photos themselves, from products that come to mind as I look at them. I've also had ideas from video clips, people's clothing, advertisements, magazines and websites. I'm also inspired to share my designs with others so that they may be tempted to pull out their own scrapbooking kit and create pages. I blog at www.daleys-dailies.blogspot.com.
My Scrapbooking Philosophy: I love to scrapbook. It is my favourite hobby but I don't just do it for fun. I believe in keeping a history of my family life for my husband and I to look at in the future. I get satisfaction from knowing that my grandchildren will know their family background and information and that will create in them a sense of belonging.
This months challenge set by Dale is
Create a page using at least 3 elements from the list below
- · add a banner title
- · use layers of patterned paper
- · ink the edges of all patterned papers
- · use a die-cut cluster
- · add rhinestones
- · add an embellished tag
- · use a journal box
- · use a Kaisercraft patterned paper as your base
- · scraplift the design (treat it like a sketch)
Here is Dale's Layout using the following products:
Kaisercraft Confetti collection
· patterned papers - Wonderful, Dance, Cheerful and Witty
· sticker sheet
Prima Mini Me pink flowers
Basic pearls - plum
green brad, green resin flower, green embroidery floss
Zig pen - violet
Versa Ink - olive
StazOn - cherry pink
Dale has created lots of projects with the Kit that I sent her, some beautiful cards
Card 1 - Happy
Kaisercraft Confetti: Cheerful paper, Collectables die-cuts Versa ink - olive Foam dots Adorn it Random mini ABCs
Card 2 - Yay!
Kaisercraft Confetti: Dance, Best Day and Celebrate paper; sticker sheet Stazon Cherry pink ink
Card 3 - Life
Kaisercraft Confetti: Entertain paper, sticker sheet, collectibles die-cut Versa ink - olive resin flower
And another Layout
papers: Dance, Enetertain, Best Day, Wonderful and Fun Times (most instances I've used both sides), plus sticker sheet
Twiddleybitz - Circle Doyle #2 painted with glimmer glaze
Beary Patch Sticker letters in Funky Curl - Razzle Beary
Thanks Dale for all your inspiration, I hope you all can take some time to join in our January Challenge, closing date is the 30th of Jan, email your entries to Jo and check them out in the Gallery.
I look forward to sharing our work in 2014,