November 15, 2010

Just hanging around!

Posted in 6 x 6 Scrapbook layouts tagged , , , , at 6:20 pm by bejewelledcreations

It’s been so long since I completed a scrap page – I have LOTS of un-completed pages and I can’t even count how many ‘stacks’ of photos, papers and embellishments that are simply lying on my scrap desk waiting for me to do something with them. LOL. However, here is one that I DID complete and it was super quick.

Life is a Matter of Moments. Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up!

I’ve used the very bright and funky Melon Mambo as my base page, with a Pink Pirouette Top Note shape (gently sponged with Melon Mambo around the edges). I’ve used Early Espresso as a feature strip with a scallop Trim border and then finished it off witha layered paper daisy that has been embossed in the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. The leaves are from Stampin’ Up! also. The stamped saying is from the Elements of Style stamp set, punched out with the Modern Label punch.

I was telling my friend Maria a little while ago that I was just going to “do it” and start scrapping…. sorry Maria, I haven’t gotten around to it yet. Why is it so hard to get on with scrapbooking? Does anyone have any tricks to get things moving along a little bit quicker and easier? Will it always be so hard to dedicate time to scrapping?

Thanks for visiting.

January 21, 2009

Continuing my “Scribble This” addiction…

Posted in 6 x 6 Scrapbook layouts tagged , , at 3:04 pm by bejewelledcreations

When I made ~> this <~ card a few days ago, I knew I had to try to make a scrapbook page with the similar idea… so, I played around, and came up with this:

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and its facing page…

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The flash has picked up the shine from the Glossy White cardstock – which is *SO* pretty!!

Originally, I was only going to use black and Regal Rose cardstock and ribbon (the same as the card), however when I was looking at it and deciding where to put things, it needed…. I don’t know…. something. I decided to add another colour to lift it slightly, and chose Apricot Appeal. I don’t think I’ve used Apricot Appeal before, EVER!

Supplies:

Cardstock: Textured basic black, basic black, Regal Rose, Glossy White

Ink: Basic Gray, Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal

Accessories: Regal Rose Grossgrain ribbon, scallop edge punch, matt pack, blender pens, dazzling diamonds glitter, 2 way glue pen, Rhinestone brads, dimensionals Die-cut stickers (Simply Scrappin’ kit)

PLEASE NOTE: If you haven’t tried colouring with Blender Pens on Glossy White – you’re MISSING OUT!!! Oh WOW! The Blender Pens run so smoothly over the Glossy White and never break down the cardstock like can sometimes happen on normal cardstock if you go over the same area too much. The Blender Pens colour in so easily and you can add depth by going over an area again to darken it. *SWEET*.

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I pricked holes in the scallop edge of the black cardstock matting to match the dots of the Scribble This stamps, and added glitter to the main flowers only. I’ve put a Rhinestone brad in the centre of the large flowers (yes, I know they’re purple, but they “go“, you know?) and used die-cut stickers from the Crew Kids Girl Simply Scrappin’ Kit to finish the pages off.

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Tee hee – sorry for posting so many pictures – but I just loved making these pages and I’m really taken with this colour combo. *Le sigh* I know that I don’t have nay photos in the pages yet, I’m thinking of using black and white photos so that they don’t distract from the flowers, what do you think?

January 20, 2009

In-Colour Scrapping.

Posted in 6 x 6 Scrapbook layouts tagged , , , at 9:00 am by bejewelledcreations

Woah! I’m very surprised at how much scrapbooking I’ve been doing lately. *insert surprised expression here!* O_o

Anyway, I thought I’d play around with the In Colour family as it won’t be available soon (and-I-have-tonnes-of-In-Colour-cardstock-to-use-up!)…

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Products used: Soft Sky textured C/S, Soft Sky double stitched ribbon, Groovy Guava C/S, Wild Wasabi C/S, Chocolate Chip C/S, Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper, Vintage Brads, Antique Brass Jumbo eyelets, Crop-A-dile, Chocolate Chip Ink,  Live Your Dream stamp set, Whisper White C/S and Corner Rounder, scallop square and Scallop Edge punches.

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To create the stamped flowers on the right hand side, I coloured with Chocolate Chip Marker,  only the flowers of the 3-flower stamp from Live Your Dream and repeatedly stamped down the side. I forgot to press harder on the first few images to compensate for the textured cardstock, so the topmost flowers are fainter.

🙂

January 19, 2009

Wheels in scrapbooking.

Posted in 6 x 6 Scrapbook layouts at 1:52 pm by bejewelledcreations

I often struggle with thinking of other ways to use Stampin’ Up!’s wheels on scrapbook pages (apart from wheeling it along the bottom or side of a page etc…) and decided to play with a regular wheel to see what I could come up with.

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I used a Perfect Plum ink cartridge in the regular handle and rolled Perfectly Pretty in diagonal lines all over an A4 piece of Pale Plum C/S. I then cut strips to the desired lengths to use in these two pages. The colours used here are; Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Old Olive.

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 (Oh goodness! You can see how wonky my cutting was of the saying on this page – LOL – Ooops!)

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I love this colour combo – it’s so pretty. Funnily enough, I chose the Perfect Plum ink cartridge with my Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit and I’ve barely touched it until now. And now…. I LOVE IT! *laughs*.

I don’t know why I  haven’t been using the wheels as much as I could be, but I think I will from now on! I’ve also recently got some jumbo ink cartridges that fit the Jumbo Wheels, and I’ve been having fun playing with them. It certainly makes life a LOT easier to know that you don’t have to re-ink between rolls – and you can get even inking of the whole image… I’m LOVING them!  

Anyway, enjoy the scrapbook pages. 🙂

January 12, 2009

Sweet Boy

Posted in 6 x 6 Scrapbook layouts tagged at 3:33 pm by bejewelledcreations

I’m continuing to experiment with scrapbook pages – and I’m slowly feeling as though I’m ‘getting it’. I know there are some beautiful pages out there with amazing embellishments and features – there’s NO WAY I can come close to their level of expertise  (I still have trouble deciding where to put everything!) But I feel that by keeping my layouts simple I’m able to come up with something I’m (usually LOL) happy with.

Here is a SUPER simple page I made for a photo of my son wearing fairy wings – yes “Real men wear Fairy Wings”. *grins*.

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Cardstock: Textured Going Grey, Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue

Ink: VersaMark

Stamps: Wanted

Accessories:  Star punch, large star punch, Crew Kids Boy Simply Scrappin’ Kit.

I’m still have trouble with Titles though. I guess it’s hard with 6×6 layouts but there must be a knack to fitting Titles on the pages, although I’m yet to discover it! If anyone has any tricks to adding titles to 6×6 pages, I’d be glad to hear them. Thanks!

Embrace Life scrapbook page (6×6)

Posted in 6 x 6 Scrapbook layouts tagged , at 2:58 pm by bejewelledcreations

Here’s the second page that I’ve made to compliment the Scribble This scrapbook page in the previous post – it’s with different stamp sets but the colours are similar and the feel of it is basically the same.

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Cardstock:  River Rock, Ruby Red, Whisper White

Papers: Ginger Blossom Designer Series Paper

Ink: VersaMark, Chocolate Chip and Ruby Red.

Accessories; Matt Pack, Antique Brass brads, Scallop Edge punch, Dimensionals.

I LOVE playing with these colours. So, you can see the colours are very close to the previous scrapbook page (Scribble This), the only difference is that I’ve used Ruby Red C/S and ink with the above page instead of Purely Pomegranate C/S and ink with the other one.

🙂

January 9, 2009

Scribble This scrapbook page (6×6)

Posted in 6 x 6 Scrapbook layouts tagged , , at 4:37 pm by bejewelledcreations

I’d like to share with you a scrapbook page that I used recently at a Workshop – I love the simplicity of it.

This is one of my favourite photos of my daughter – she’d been playing dress-ups and was wearing a circlet that I’d made years ago (when I was considering making wedding circlets and tiaras – oh the things I’ve tried!!) and it just looks so pretty on her. And who would have known that the colours matched Stampin’ Up!’s Purely Pomegranate and Ruby Red?!

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Materials:

Stamp sets;  Scribble This, Embrace Life, Scribble Jumbo Wheel

Cardstock;  Textured Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White.

Ink;  Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, VersaMark.

Accessories;  2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Blender Pens, Dimensionals.

Chocolate Chip textured cardstock is the base and I have cut a smaller piece of River Rock to layer on top – the photo shows this is more yellowy than in real life (*note to self: take photographs during the day!*), but it actually looks okay this way too (LOL).

I used VersaMark and rolled the Scribble jumbo Wheel diagonally across the River Rock cardstock. Ink the large doodle from Scribble This in Chocolate Chip and stamp it in the bottom corner. Cut a piece of Purely Pomegranate cardstock to 4×4″ and adhere this to the River Rock CS in the upper right area. On a seperate piece of Whisper White CS, stamp the large flower in Chocolate Chip and use a Blender Pen to pick up colour from the Purely Pomegranate ink pad to colour the flower. I made one edge appear darker than the other and let the ‘stroke lines’ of the Blender Pen remain fairly obvious (I like it this way). Cut around the flower and add Glitter. Adhere this to your page over the bottom left corner of the Purely Pomegranate 4×4 CS with Dimensionals.  Stamp “Embrace Life” on the lower area and you’re done! I love this quick layout and it looks great in 6×6.

Enjoy!

September 30, 2008

6×6 Scrapbook Layouts

Posted in 6 x 6 Scrapbook layouts tagged , at 12:17 pm by bejewelledcreations

Oh my goodness! I’m having so much fun playing around with 6×6 scrapbook layouts! I’ve never tried ths smaller size before, but what a joy! Usually I struggle with completing a traditional 12×12 page, but this is so much more fun! I completed 5 pages in such a short amount of time, and they co-ordinate so well. And the best thing is that I can focus on the PHOTOS! That’s one of the issues I’ve had with scrapbooking; so much time and energy is spent on making the page pretty (or perfect) that the attention is taken off the photos, and that’s what we want to SEE! Photos and the people in them! This way, the photo is the main attraction and the stamps or embellishments are just that – “embellishments” – not the focal point.

I’ve scrapbooked some photos of my children at the Medieval Fair that we went to in May. See what you think – I’d be interested how you feel about them. :o)

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

 

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

Paper: Holiday Harmony (Spring Mini)

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red

Stamp Sets: Perfect Princess

Inks: Close to Cocoa, Real Red

Acessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-way Glue pen.

 

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

 

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

 

Paper: Holiday Harmony (Spring Mini)

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red

Stamp Sets: Illuminations

Inks: Not Quite Navy

Acessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-way Glue pen (DCWV Once Upon a Time embellishments)

 

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

Watching the fighting in the Main Arena! Men (and women) were dressed in heavy armour and battled in front of the crowd – they didn’t hold back! They hit each other VERY hard!!

Paper: Holiday Harmony (Spring Mini)

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy

Stamp Sets: Illuminations, So Swirly Jumbo Wheel

Inks: Real Red

Acessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-way Glue pen

 

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

Laura had *SO* much fun grinding the grain to make flour the way they did in the Medieval times – it was her favourite activity! It was very hard to drag her away, and she loved asking questions about how it all worked, and listening to the man at the stall. Fascinating really.
Paper: Holiday Harmony (Spring Mini)
Stamp Sets: Perfect Princess, Perfectly Pretty Regular Wheel
Inks: Real Red

Acessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-way Glue pen

 

 

Images © 1990-2008

Images © 1990-2008

 

These Knights were ferrocious! My goodness, did they hit each other with such force! It was thrilling to watch and often quite amusing as some knights did a comical ‘death scene’. The children were fascinated by all the action, as was I!

Paper: Brocade Background
Stamp Sets: So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Inks: Close to Cocoa
Acessories: DCWV Once Upon a Time sticky ribbon

 

I love going to the Medieval Fairs – there’s always lots to see and of course, Laura loves to get dressed up in her Medieval dress that I made her. Next year I might even wear a gown myself!