Thursday, August 16, 2018

BE YOUR WONDERFUL SELF!

Hello my crafty friends!  I think it is fair to say that I am not normally a mermaid kinda gal,  but I am a colouring kinda gal, and the two have merged on this one card for you today!  I have also thrown in a technique called Ombre Gradient Embossing which Lauren, at Crafty Little Peach, featured a little while ago.  You can see her post HERE.  And here is my version!


Isn't she pretty?!!  It was kind of a happy accident how this card came about.  I was playing around with the Shimmery White Embossing Paste and the ombre effect on a full card front.  I just wasn't feeling the love when I had finished and it nearly ended up in the bin.  But all that sparkly goodness was just too lovely to waste.  I was really pleased with how it looked once I die cut the embossed card with the largest Stitched Circle die.


The rest of the card came together fairly quickly once I did that!  The die cut panel looks like sunshine dappled water.  Who wouldn't want to swim in that?!

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

LITTLE ELEPHANT MINI ALBUM


Welcome to the Stamp to Share blog hop!  If this is your first time joining us, welcome!  Stamp to Share is a monthly hop where Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the globe join together to feature one Stampin' Up! Bundle or suite to inspire you.  This month, we are featuring the Little Elephant Bundle.  This bundle has a great mix of images and sentiments and features a punch instead of dies, for you punch lovers out there!


I am stepping right outside of my comfort zone this month by using this adorable bundle in a mini album.  I am all set to become a Great Aunt for the first time at the end of August, so I had the perfect reason to make something giftable for Ma, Da and Baby!


This little album is reminiscent of the flip style photo albums we had when I was a child - a gazillion years ago - and can hold up to 15 photo's of your little cherub!  You could also adapt the pocket page to be another flip page too, thereby holding 30 photo's!


I decided on a pocket page and tab pull out so that our little angel's birth details can be added plus any notes the new parents may want to record.


Not only is the little elephant super cute and easy to punch out, there are two sizes to choose from!  Use one as I have or include both on your project.  This bundle also works well with the Twinkle Twinkle suite of products, which the Designer Series Paper I have used on the album cover comes from.

This album is a mash up of several I have seen on Pinterest and around the web, so I can't give credit to any one person for the original design.  I wanted to be able to create an album from an A4 sheet of card rather than a 12" x 12", as many are, so came up with my own measurements based on a few different albums.  Thanks to all for your inspiration and talent!

Next up on hop is my talented friend from the US, Amy Koenders!


Amy Koenders - USA
Cathy Caines - Canada
Moira McIlroy - France
Paula Dobson - New Zealand

All products used in these projects are listed below.  Click on the pictures below to shop 24/7!
If you live New Zealand, I would love to be your Demonstrator! When you shop Online with me, please use the current host code (in my side bar) and allow Demonstrator contact, so I can invite you to my exclusive VIP Facebook Group and thank you properly with the gift of a card when you place an order.