Friday, October 19, 2012

Throwing Out Your Frown

The gorgeous Emma Stafrace has given my blog a huge facelift.
If you are ever looking for someone to redesign your blog Emma is VERY VERY good at it!!
You can check out her blog designs here or she can make you something unique, like she’s done for me.
Go have a look and tell her I sent you.

This month the Scrapmatts team were given two challenges
The first was a sketch, from the lovely Anne Patterson
You can see the sketch, and play along, in the Scrapmatts forum

Here is my take on her sketch


I have been looking, for a while, for some of the Studio Calico wood veneer stars
Finally found some, everywhere seems out of stock, at Polka Dot Creative


I played with a Crafter’s Workshop stencil and texture paste
Love the Greatest View flair and this one was perfect for my page


and I also love LOVE Sasha Farina’s flair, also perfect for my page


I’ve had this Scrapmatts “DAD” plaque for a while now
and was excited to finally use it


to say something important


The other challenge, for the Design Team, was to create a page using Scrapmatts but using them in a “different way”
So I created this page


I cut up some Flourishes and Nested Shapes to create some moustaches


This week I received some of the VERY cool SODAlicious papers, I’d buy everything they make! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
I purchased them from the lovely Georiga Heald’s store Paper Stories


Another flair from Greatest View


and some journaling, along with some more playing with texture paste,
this time with the Hexagon stencil from Crafter’s Workshop


The tape is also new, from Glitz Design (also found at Paper Stories)
It’s a little different to washi tape, in that it is more paper like. I love the texture and how workable it is.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend
We are going to hunt down some new sneakers for 2 girls tomorrow
and Sunday afternoon will see one at a Choir performance.
They are just two of the weekend highlights for our household, how about you?


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  1. Helloooo Lovely!
    Love your new-look blog, great job Em!
    And your pages too:-) especially the Dad one, Fab use of the scrapmatt.

  2. Love your blog makeover (she is already working on mine) and All your designs are super fab. LOVE the mo LOL...

  3. Your blog really reflects YOU now! congrats!


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