from tin can to flower vase with Anna Griffin embossing folders.

this week over at The Wholesaler i created this fun altered flower vase using a dog food tin can. i used the new Anna Griffin embossing folders which is absolutely amazing in every way. I have been an Anna Griffin fan for years and had the privilege to meet her in 2004 and do some classes with her. so happy that she has ventured into this side of our creative hobby - making her designs and classy elements available to us. oh...and if you see her dies....have a seat - hoping they hot our shores soon.
in the meantime you can head on over to The Wholesalers' blog to read how i created this project and see a full list of requirements needed.
i lvoe the shimmer it has - using some inks to create the amazing look.
and had so much fun taking photos of the beautiful roses i found....
wishing you a beautiful long weekend here in South Africa, and wherever you are be an original.
have a creative week!

scrap africa washi tape and twine challenge.

welcome to another challenge at scrap Africa! it was an easy one...but boy did it take me a long time to get it done - it was too funny! i started off with a few layout ideas since i so love washi tape and have a fair share of it in my stash, but just couldn't get it together! so finally i created this card and loved it. it just worked and came together! how big is your washi stash? do i need to know?
love me some twine in pretty colours  -so versatile and functional too!
i used a big variety of washi tapes in blues - love the one with the butterflies on!
the sentiment is from a Teresa Collins sheet of paper from her Memorabilia range. *love
hope you are having a wonderful week. please head on over to scrap Africa and play along to win some awesome prizes!

Couture Creations 3in1 sets.

Convenience and creativity go hand in hand and with today’s time being a luxury it makes sense. So when Couture Creations released their new 3in1 sets of embossing folders, die-cuts and stamps it made so much sense. Creatively these sets are perfect for creating beautiful cards and elements for your scrapbook layouts in a single setting without having so search for things that match each other.
Butterfly card
I used the scroll pattern stamp and stamped the image in black Versafine onto smooth white cardstock. I then used the embossing folder to emboss the image and add some dimension to it. To add colour to the black and white stamped image I used a combination of greens and pink ink pads and a small paint brush to paint directly onto the image. A small strip of patterned paper, buttons and washi tape finish off the background. As a focal point I added die-cut the butterfly three times in different scraps of paper and layered them on top of each other.

Stand by me
I love using bits and pieces on my projects so the Pattern embossing folder set is sure to be a firm favourite. For this card I used one of the wide border stamp and then embossed it using the matching embossing folder to add some texture. The beautiful rosette stamps was stamped onto pink patterned paper and cut out and finished off with some buttons. The stamped sentiment is part of the stamps and included in the sets so it makes it extra convenient having everything at hand.

Beauty of love
For this card I used a plain piece of white cardstock and added some Mister Huey inks to add colour randomly. Once the ink was dry I ran the cardstock through the Cuttlebug using the Pattern embossing folder. The embossing folder was inked with a matching turquoise ink pad before embossing the cardstock and the ink transferred onto the cardstock leaving light blue shading. The ink highlighted the embossing even more. A stamped rosette on pink paper was matted onto a white cardstock circle. A stamped sentiment from the same set is used to finish of the card.

These cards are so easy to make simply because I had everything at hand in one easy set. These 3in1 sets are sure to be a firm favourite in my stash – easy and convenient with exquisite designs.
Products used
Couture Creations Dream Boat 3-in-1 Set - Floral (Embossing Folder, Cutting Die & Clear Stamp) [ADCO 723403]
Couture Creations Dream Boat 3-in-1 Set - Pattern (Embossing Folder, Cutting Die & Clear Stamp) [ADCO 723404]
Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad - New Sprout [TMD-704]
Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad - Cottage Ivy [TMD-701]
Family Stories Double Sided Paper – Family [TC FS1007]
Mister Huey's Colour Mist - Pretty Pink [AC 331083]
Mister Huey's Colour Mist – Sunset [AC 331048]
Mister Huey's Colour Mist - Water Cooler (Aqua) [AC 331019]
Vintage Bliss 6x6 Paper Pad [SS 3001]
Versafine Ink Pad - Onyx Black [TVF-82]

Nuts about sketches.

So i recently had the privilege of being included into the Nuts about sketches design team.i love how real Shawn's sketches are  - hand drawn! sometimes all we need is to go back in time and live a little with some realness. life has become so plastic and filled with i-phones and i-pads and no one really communicates by talking to each other. people talk at others and gossip and technology seems to be the order of the day. so this is so refreshing...
this weeks sketch is a single - and i am not a singles kinda of girl - i can if i really set my mind to it, but i much rather prefer the big open space called a double page layout. having said that i love how this one turned out - and i give all the credit to the sketch!
some stamped wording and textures along the side of the page for detail
beautiful "blackboard" stickers and papers - perfection!
and some hand sewing to top it all off
so hop on over to Nuts about sketches and see what the other girls created, and play along with us. be back soon - thanks for stopping by!

Sketch 361 at Scrapbook challenges.

it's Monday somewhere in the world and time for another sketch over at Scrapbook Challenge. This week is a double page sketch and one that i love...because i could use my scraps and papers i love so much. i used mostly Kaisercraft papers with some Simple Stories thrown into the mix. here is the sketch that the talented Chanell gave us to work with - all created from a print she pulled of Pintrest - she is amazing when it comes to making things digi!
pops of colour, ink, stamping and lots of patterned papers - all the things i love and enjoy so much!
for my title i combined stamping with perfect pearls - love!
some washi tape peeking out from underneath the paper strips and hexagons.
inking and stamping with some of the new kaisercraft stamps - so versatile and fun!
hop on over to Scrapbook Challenges and see what the other design team members came up with - such amazing inspiration - and play along why don't you?
wishing you a creatively wonderful week filled with blessings! i type i am listening and looking at the 30 odd guinea-fowl roaming around not even 10 meters from my front door - so blessed!

Project Life week 33.

Hello everyone! jip another week of being MIA - i have been in the studio for 7 days solid photographing for a magazine - and i and some studio lights *gasp* photographing for a magazine! and so another dream comes true - another bucket list thingie can be crossed off - not permanently but just as it finally happened. off course i am not happy with all the shots but there are some that just made me all warm and fuzzy inside! i love what i do!
but in the meantime - here is week 33 of PL. i combined some PL cards with some home printed and designed cards and then some patterned papers by Basic grey and Simple Stories.
i am not an orange kind of girl but somehow it has grown on me in PL. it seems there are a lot of oranges in the kits. the nice thing is that you can go as colourful as you want and mix and match to your hearts content!
in the meantime i am trying to catch up on life. i have also ticked off another lesson learned in life - hopefully! just say it, never mind what they think, just say it - because as i learned yesterday if you don't you will pay a lot more in the end if you don't!
wishing you a wonderfully creative weekend! may it be colourful and joyful either way. be back on monday with more shares and more layouts!

Teresa Collins *love* at The Wholesaler and Scrap Africa.

Hello everyone...sorry for being missing in action for a while. it seems that August is always such a busy month and with that i lost a bit of blogging time (ok time everywhere it seems). the house is a mess, the work area is a mess, i am behind on washing and so many other things it seems.but i did manage to play with the amazing new Teresa Collins Family Stories this past week. First up is a new Scrap Africa sketch so pleas head on over and play along with us
i had fun creating with inks and the washi tape in this range - so many little things to add details to your layouts.

and then there was this layout i made for The Wholesaler - you can visit their blog here to find out what i had so say about this amazing range of papers - this all while Teresa Collins is in South Africa visiting and teaching our shores. such a lucky girl - but i am unlucky to not attend her classes. maybe sometime soon in America!
i used a combination of the papers and cut out elements to spread the colour around my layout which i totally love. i am so in love with the beautiful soft pink combined with orange of all colours and that amazingly soft blue and delicate turquoise - pure perfection.
i used a recent stamp i found to create a paper pieced flower - and am so in love with the look. i am not a huge fan of paper piecing but have had the perfect flower visualized in my head for this for ages and when i found it i was over the moon. it worked so well with this paper range as well! pure bliss.
ahh and the simple sticky note - well she did it! turned something so simple and functional into something playful and fun and scrapbookingy.
i also added a few Ali Edwards' stamped words, pearls, diamante and brads to finish off my layout. i hope you will hop on over to The Wholesaler and see what other beautiful products are currently available! a well designed range of paper and embellishments has gotten me back into being excited about new papers after a rather long dry spell waiting for the new releases to land here in SA.
wishing you a wonderfully creative week - i have about 2 more days of 6 days left in the studio photographing.....well you will just have to wait a bit longer. let me just say i am giddy with excitement and have rekindles my love for publishing and photography, and am so thankful to God for this opportunity and privilege! have a stunning week!

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