Monday, April 30, 2012

I’ve Been Driving for An Hour Just Talking To The Rain

Inspired by Kim’s challenge I made a canvas instead of a layout

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The white is just for the photo
I really wanted to make the “breathe” to stick out
So its bigger than the canvas base it is on

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I used papers from the May kits and these clouds from April

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cut some butterflies to add dimension, texture

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and movement

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I also used the Crafter’s Workshop Blazonry 6x6 Stencil (that comes with the May kit)
and a number stencil

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and layered up my dymo tape

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Played lots with the canvas
Adding layers and textures
Bliss!

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Building Your Dream Has To Start Now

Another challenge
Another page

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this page is for Lisa’s challenge

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I just love the Crafter’s workshop splats stencil
I used it lots and after seeing Louise Nelson’s video (for Jenni Bowlin) on splats
I was reminded of the technique and the bingo markers I had bought years ago

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I’ve now used the technique a few times and it fits in so well with the Graffiti Bridge kit

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

If The Band Slows Down We'll Yell For More

One of the great things about Cocoa Daisy is the supportive Design Team
And this shines through at crop time.
The team pulls together and shows support by creating layouts for various challenges that others host
I made a couple of support layouts and this is the first one

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It’s for Anja’s challenge

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and I used pieces from the May kit, along with bits from my stash

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I love that there are Crafter’s Workshop stencils in the kit
and I love that I can use moulding paste to add some texture and depth

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Did I mention that the Cocoa Daisy crop is loaded with inspiration?
I’m sure I would have, because… it is!!!

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Wild Geese That Fly With The Moon On Their Wings

The 2012 Spring Crop has officially started at Cocoa Daisy 
My first challenge has been posted
and here is the page I made for it

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Come on over and check out the challenge (and all the other things that are happening over the weekend)
But before you go here are some close ups

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I used the inspiring May kit “Graffiti Bridge”

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so many cool things in this kit!

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and the low down on all that is happening over the weekend at Cocoa Daisy

CD12 - Picnic In the Park Ad - REV

Hope to see you there!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Falling Leaves Drift By The Window

One last Scrapmatts page to share with you this month

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It’s simple
But so is it’s message

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I enjoyed misting up some white paper with some yellow Maya Road mist and some red Glimmer Mist
to create a background for the left over from the Leaves chipboard

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Really happy with how it turned out

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

We've Cried In The Darkness, We've Laughed In The Sun

Life certainly is all about circles
This week we’ve been sad with the news that Dave’s fabulous Great Aunt passed away after fighting cancer
Dave’s flying to Adelaide on Tuesday, with his Mum, for the funeral.
Then today we had joyous news that the newest Kruijver has arrived.
Dave’s youngest brother and our Sister In Law have just had a baby boy, as yet unnamed.
We hope to visit this new little man real soon!

I’ve another Scrapmatts layout to share with you

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It’s simple
but I like that

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I used a Ornate Frame 13

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added some vellum
and turned it into a window

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to hide the photo and journaling

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and I funneled the journaling out of my head and onto the page.
Thankful for that.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

One More Cup Of Coffee For The Road

A while ago I spied a freebie pdf file that Tina Aszmus had made and shared on her blog
I wrote to her and asked if I could convert the file to one I could use with the Silhouette Cameo 
she said yes *insert smiley face*
However it wasn’t as easy as I thought, to convert the file, so I needed some help
In steps the lovely Kim Watson
she converted the file and made it into something I could cut *insert smiley face*
I then used the cut text and used it as a stencil to create this page 

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love the splodgy text *insert smiley face*

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I used a Cocoa Daisy cup stamp with some heat embossing

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a Scrapmatts heart

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and the journaling (on a tag I also cut with the Silhouette)

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*insert another smiley face*

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

We've Got A Long Way To Go And A Short Time To Get There

Just finished uploading some things to the Scrapmatts gallery
Will share them all with you but I will start with just these two
This one is inspired by the April White With 1 challenge

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I used the leftovers from this page
Stuck them onto the white cardstock and then put gesso over the top to make them white

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I added some black + white = grey

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painted some Scrapmatts flourishes to make some exhaust fumes (!??!!!)

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and cut a ornate frame piece in half to create a photo corner

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and I typed up the journaling

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I also made this page

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just because I love kraft on kraft

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I used the cool packet of Assorted Words

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to help tell this story

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back later with some more scrapmatts inspired pages

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My Eyes Can Dimly See The Pattern Of My Life And The Puzzle That Is Me

This is my other new favourite layout

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I made it for the April pinterest challenge on the Cocoa Daisy blog

I made it using the cool hexagon stamp from Cocoa Daisy 

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I made it cutting up some of the pattern paper from the April kit

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I made it using alpha sticker are from my own stash
I made it because I love this picture and I love that the girls let me take it

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I made it and I am glad

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Monday, April 16, 2012

You Can Climb A Ladder Up To The Sun

Love the Kraft It Up challenge for April
It’s to use 3 other pieces of Kraft as well as the Kraft base.
I think it might be the prompt to overload the Kraft that I love?!
So here is what the prompt created

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Kraft coloured alphas

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Kraft cardstock on Kraft cardstock
Using my silhouette cameo to cut some numbers

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Corrugated cardboard is good Kraft

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and a brown paper bag scrap…
That’s almost as good as a brown paper bag!

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I used bits from a kit that I purchased from Tania, at Just Scrap and Stamp
this is what the kit looked like

Sweet Daffodil Embellishment Kit for Scrapbooking or Cardmaking

So you can see I still have quite a few bits left
I love the yellow and grey
and love it with the Kraft

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