Monday, July 27, 2009

Scrapbook Dreams Mid-month Motivation

Shell has challenged us to use budget jewelery items in some way and this is what I have come up with:

Cork and plastic Koru pendant from the $2 shop, stamped paper left here by Shell.
Silver butterfly inked with black came from a budget earing.

Patterned paper over-stamped and the edges inked with distress ink. The lips were defined with dimensional product and the metal embellishment is part of a budget earing.

This was a stamp I bought off trademe and coloured with water colour pencils.
The silver embellishment was an earing from a budget shop that had the most hideous plastic disks hanging off it, lol
I whipped them off and secured the hoop with brads.

Other members' examples can be seen here, in the Scrapbook Dreams Gallery

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Good Laika

A shameless plug for Ricky's band:

and the (un)official signing at the "celebrity" lunch (Consisting of Ricky, Mum, my sister Lesley, and me) last Sunday, lol.

A great meal at the Southern Cross Hotel in Wellington followed by some retail therapy at Erica's work, Global Fabrics.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Play Time

This card was made for a friend in Chicago:

This card was made for my 2nd Cousin Ricky and the very lovely Erica, for their engagement:

This was a card made for fun with bargin finds:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Budget Buffet

Here is a slideshow of photo's from the Budget Buffet Class.

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And a shot to show you what it was all about - What could you do with these items?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A visit from Shell

What an awesome time we have had! Shell drove down from Rotorua on Thursday and cleverly managed to arrive just as dinner was ready, lol.

Friday was catch up and fluffing round, leading to a Budget Buffet class that I took. This was my very first scrapbooking-related teaching and it went really well. I was very comfortable and those attending were so receptive! It was great fun.

On Saturday Shell took two classes. The morning class was the now infamous "Don't Stress, Distress" class that teaches heaps of techniques with distress inks. The afternoon session was a more involved "Thinking Inking" classes that taught the application of the techniques learned in the morning session.

So, at the end of it all, participants had both the how and the what to do with it, under their belt. We received great feedback so that was awesome!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Stamps of the Month - June 09

Scrapbook Dreams has started offering a fantastic Stamp of the Month in the shop. I had a ball with the June set. They are red rubber stamps that come in an A5 unmounted sheet (already foam backed). All I had to do was cut them out , peel the backing and pop them onto my block. Then I was all set to play.

This was a fun card to make. I think it is known as a swing card. I topped the stamped image with paper flowers for added dimension.

This stamp is just perfect for ATC's. I have a "thing" for clocks right now too.

Here, I altered a notebook from the $2 shop, adding some liquid diamention over parts of the stamped images.

These cards also use portions of the Heidi Swap Invisibilities Borders paper. This paper is so cool! It's heaps of fun watching the patterns appear as you ink over them. I used Ranger Distress inks on these samples.

These stamps are a great investment - I can see that I will get so much use out of them.

I have ordered the July set so will post my playtime results with these too.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Scrapbook Dreams July Challenge

This month, it was my turn to set the challenge at Scrapbook Dreams
I chose to run with using a quote from Dr Seuss. It has got the girls thinking and pretty keen. The July Gallery is looking great already. Head on over there to see what has been uploaded so far.

This my layout - I wish, I wish, To Be A Fish.