‘Fish Friends’ for Jess Crafts Digitals

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Hello there, I am herefor the last time today for Jess Craft Digitals with their ‘Fish Friends’ digital stamp set.  This is such a cool set, available in store at https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/470774237/fish-friends-digital-stamp-set-fish?ref=shop_home_active_10 for around $4!! You get all of these images plus a stack of sentiments also….such great value!

As you can see I have mirrored some of the images and changed the sizes of various characters to suit the size of the card I am working on.  Images are coloured wirh Touch Five markers.

There are many digital images available at the Jess Crafts etsy store – address to get your immediate digital downloads are https://www.etsy.com/shop/JessCraftsShop?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=20669545.

Lets take a closer look at the background…

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The background was created using Brushos.  If you’ve read over some of my other blog posts, you will know that I LOVE brushos!  As stated on the Brusho Crystal Colour website, Brusho Crystal Colours are amazingly versatile watercolor ink crystals that can be used in a myriad of different ways. Incredibly vivid, vibrant, and brilliant, they open up a world of possibilities for painters, mixed media artists, and crafters of every level, from student to professional.

Totally intermixable, Brusho Crystal Colours can be used on paper, canvas, or even wood. Sprinkle them directly on a wet substrate and watch intriguing organic patterns appear almost like magic. Or sprinkle Brusho Colours on a wet brush, painting knife, or texture tool to create a variety of gorgeous effects. You can dissolve them in water and apply them with a spray bottle, or add them to wax paste or gel mediums for body.

This was simply done with spraying the page with water and sprinkling the Brusho on to it.  I sprayed some more water on it until I was happy with the look, then left it to dry.

Thanks for joining me and be sure to check out the Jess Crafts Digitals blog for many more ideas on how to use these awesome digital stamps….it can be found at http://jesscraftsdigitals.blogspot.com.au/.  A big thankyou to Jess Gertsner for having me on her design team!

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‘Hoppy Mothers Day’ for Sunsational Stamps

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Hello friends, I am here today with another gorgeous digital stamp set from Sunsational Stamps.  This ‘Hoppy set’ is available to purchase online at http://sunsationalstamps.com/product/hoppy-set/.

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As you can see above, it is a chock full set with three cute bunnies and a number of sentiments and embellishments for your card making or paper craft projects.  A versatile set too – suitable for many occassions – Easter, Mothers Day, Fathers Day and birthdays just to name a few.

The background of this card uses a gelli print that I did some time ago – I like to mono print a number of backgrounds and then use them as I see fit at the time – they could be used for a card, planner page or scrapbook layout.  Whilst it’s tricky to see in the photo, the shine of the metallic paints in this piece is just lovely. Let’s take a closer look…

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The bunny and flowers were coloured using Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens.  I am still learning to colour with these but like the watercoloured look they provide.  The sentiment ‘Hoppy Mothers Day’ was coloured using these pens also.  Let’s take one last close up look at that cute bunny….

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Thanks again for joining me and I hope you will pop on over to the Sunsational Stamps online shop at http://sunsationalstamps.com/shop/ and blog at http://sunsationalstamps.com/blog/  to see the amazing work by the Design Team – such a talented bunch! Until next time….

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Scrapper’s Delights Planner Front Cover

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Hello crafty friends, today I am showcasing the Front Cover for my 2017 Basic Planner Kit for Scrapper’s Delights.  All of the Planners available on line can be seen at http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=213&zenid=f30f119f4ee909a12318d175d191a940. The Scrapper’s Delights Youtube channel also gives a fantastic run down of the elements of the planner and what is included, so be sure to check that out at https://www.youtube.com/user/ScrappersDelights/videos.

This front cover page comes as part of the Basic Planner Kit. I have decorated it using various colours of Distress Inks.  I then stamped on the ‘2017’ and ‘SARAH’ in blank ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

The gorgeous image used on this page is part of thr Fruity Babies collection. This is collection can be purchased online at http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=89_186 – this is the Watermelon babie. Isn’t she just so sweet!

I hope you enjoyed this and if you’re thinking about giving a Planner a go, this Basic Planner Kit is just perfect for getting started…..until next time!

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‘Dreams’ and ‘Happiness’ for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking

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Hello friends, today I am up on the Shop and Crop Scrapbooking blog with two layouts using the amazing Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Collection.  Please visit the blog for more details on how I created these layouts – blog is https://shopancrop.blogspot.com.au/.

Here’s a close up of the gorgeous colours and sentiments for this layout;

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This is the second layout ‘Happiness’….dedicated to the love my husband has for his car. The versatility of this Kaisercraft collection is fantastic – gender neutral despite the blue tones and the emphemera and sentiments are so positive and encouraging, they could be used for many types of layouts.

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Be sure to check out the amazing Design Team for Shop and Crop. Until next time….

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Easter Babies Planner Page for Scrapper’s Delights Planner Design Team

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Hello crafty friends, I am absolutely so excited and delighted to have been offered a position in the Scrapper’s Delights Planner Design team! A big thankyou to Janice for having me on the team.  I can see already the enormous amount of creative talent on the team, so be sure to keep an eye out for many more inspiration planner pages to come!

Here is my very first planner layout for them….hope you like it.  Scrapper’s Delights have a fantastic online store that be viewed by clicking this link – http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cpath=89.  The Scrapper’s Delights Facebook page is also a worthwhile stop at https://www.facebook.com/scrappers.delights/.

This layout was created using the Basic Planner Kit in an A5 size.  I wont pretend to be an expert in it yet, though I am having mountains of fun getting to print and put together the components of the kit – it has so much content – cover pages, dividers, tabs, including days of the week, numbers, space filler pieces, to-do lists, goal sheets, note templates, birthday / gift lists and much more!!!  All the Planner details (available in two sizes) can be located at http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=213.

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Each month I will be demonstrating a new technique for creating the background of the planner pages – this month it is distress inks.  I just adore the colours of the distress inks and the good ole ‘packaging’ technique – or ‘smoosching’ technique as I like to call it.  You basicially put some of your distress ink on to a piece of plastic packaging, spritz it with a little water and turn it over on to your page and ‘smoosch’ it all over.  Be sure to dry in between layers though so the colours dont mix in to a muddy colour. I love the way it looks on the page, so keep an eye out for my front page and April cover page with more of this technique shown.

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I will be using my planner primarily to help me keep track of my Design Team projects and due dates etc so you will see these included in the planner pages.  I also like to add a photo or two to my layouts (mainly of my two boys) to remind me of my loved ones or to correspond with events that occurred during that week. I have used a Heidi Swapp stamp from my stash to add some more interest as well as coloured some of the filler pieces from the Basic Planner Kit with Big Brush markers.

On this layout, the two digital stamps used from the Scrapper’s Delights online store are Easter Babies 1 and the Easter Basket digi. Both can be purchased online at http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=easter&x=0&y=0.

Lets take a closer look at those gorgeous digital images coloured with Touch Five markers;

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Thanks so much for stopping by – I hope you enjoyed this planner layout and I look forward bringing you the next one very soon! You can check out the Scrapper’s Delights YouTube channel to see more of how to use the planners at https://www.youtube.com/user/ScrappersDelights/videos

Until next time….

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‘Our Boys’ for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking

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Hello scrappy friends, I am here today for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking with two pocket pages using this months Kaisercraft kit. What an amazing kit…the papers, sticker sheet and emphemera pack is just delightful.  This Kit subscription can be purchased in store by clicking https://www.shopandcrop.com.au/collections/shop-and-crop-kit-subscriptions/products/kaisercraftkitsubscription-6monthminimum?lshst=collection. This Kaisercraft kit features the Indigo Skies Collection. The two layouts I have created for you today are a continuation of each other – the main focus being to scrap photos of my two boys at around the same ages and doing similar things. The letter thickers are from the We R Memory Keepers High Five collection – available at https://www.shopandcrop.com.au/products/highfivethickers-wermemorykeepers. Lets take a closer look at some of those embellishments.

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The second layout goes over the page with more pics of my boys….let’s take a look at these lil cuties. The emphemera pieces really compliment the photos and the wonderful, deep tones of blues within the paper range. The Shop and Crop online store has many options for pocket scrapbooking, with a wide range of manufacturers and other products suitable for this style of scrapping.  Click https://www.shopandcrop.com.au/search?q=pocket to explore the range – available now!

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The great thing about pocket scrapbooking, as you will see, you can make this as embellished or as simple as you like. I have simply cut the patterned paper to the size of the 2×2 pockets and left some squares unembellished.  Others have emphemera adhered to add a little more interest. For the larger pockets with two photos, I have simply used 3×4 photos and stuck them together. This is a nice way to do a side by side shot, as was the intention in these layouts. With a kit like this, the papers really highlight themselves – from the denim look paper to the beautiful butterflies.  We also have a third son – a baby boy, Blake Samuel, that was stillborn at 21 weeks – I like to think the butterflies bring some of his memory to the pages.

Here are some close ups…

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I hope you have enjoyed these pocket pages. Be sure to check out the amazing design team inspiration on the Shop and Crop blog at http://shopancrop.blogspot.com/.  Until next time….

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‘Panda with Cup’ for Little Blue Button Stamps

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Hi there stamping buddies!  Sarah here for Little Blue Button Stamps with this gorgeous ‘Panda with Cup’ digital stamp.  It can be purchased in store at http://lbbstamps.com/product/panda-with-cup-digital-stamp-scrapbooking-and-cardmaking/.  I enjoyed playing around with this stamp – as you can see, taking a mirror of the image and enlarging one – that’s just one the benefits of digital stamps!

The background of this card is a gelli print on white cardstock that I did some ago with Dylusions paints – making texture within the print primarily using bubble wrap. I used two stitched circle dies to cut an opening in the base and add a smaller circle base for the pandas. The pandas were coloured using Touch Five markers.

The sentiment is from a Stampin Up! set called ‘Suite sayings’ – it is white embossed on to the card front. Let’s take a closer look at the gorgeous panda…

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Be sure to go and have a look at the Little Blue Buttons Stamps blog by clicking at http://lbbstamps.blogspot.com.au/ to see the amazing design team work and the April new releases – Hatter Sophie and Fishing Sophie. Until next time….

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