Friday, February 24, 2012

Thickers focus weekend....

Head over to RED EARTH Scrapping this weekend- not only for some inspiration.... BUT also for some bargains... 40% of Thickers all weekend, (and 20% off everything else).

So here is my blog post with some ideas for using your thickers.... I have an addiction.... big time... wait till you hear HOW MANY packets I currently own.... LOL!


IDEAS: Overlap your thickers
Use the punctuation bits as embellishments...

Try this sketch too... while you are at it!


IDEA: I put crackle Accent (ranger) over the foam thickers for something different!
Check out the RAINBOW WISHES kit from Handmade HALO that I used on this page!

IDEA: Thickers as a MASK, with misting
Thickers as the border

{AND OMG.... Thickers heaven! this was during my trip to CHA in January last year}

IDEA: Thickers as a MONOGRAM... NOTE: this is the layout example for our current February Mystery BOX Challenge... still a few days to join our challenge! DO IT!

THANKS everyone.... Have a great Thickery(??) weekend!



Thursday, February 23, 2012

Kraft it up February challenge...

Hi everyone....

I finished Kraft it up's challenge this month : Kraft + LOVE + PINK... easy?

Here is my page:

Last weekend I did a card class by the amazing and very clever Jane Clark.  She showed how to put chipboard shapes under canvas.... so I stole her idea for this page! I put chipboard HEARTS under the tissue paper. Then on these hearts came the layers:
* pink paint
* white script stamp, with white edges
* Ranger Crackle Accents
* Smooch Ink painted on top.

Paper: Kraft cardstock and white tissue paper
Letters: Lilybee, carolee creations and thickers
Embellishments: paper roses, raffia ribbon, pearls, crystal beads from a broken bracelet, Mr Huey white mist, Resin flowers from HANDMADE HALO, machine stitching, tulle,
October Afternoon sticker

Close up of the hearts...............................

Thanks for looking today!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Daring you to Scrap FEB challenge, with my Halo goodies!

Hi everyone,

I created this layout using some of my beautiful Handmade Halo goodies and to meet the challenge over at Daring you to scrap. This month you had to create a layout inspired by a song.  I decide to use a photo of my friends wedding, so i asked her what her wedding song was.... which was "Crazy Love by Aaron Neville"- I googled the lyrics and found a line in the song that was just perfect for the layout and photo.

Papers: Black cardstock, Prima, Making memories, My girl paperie, Gltiz design paper
Letters: lilybee, Jillibean soup
Stickers: Crate, Cosmo Cricket, 7 Gypsie
(couldn't believe it when I found a sticker with "Crazy Love" on it! I'm so arsey like that!)
Embellishments: HALO flowers,  HALO resin,  HALO charmsHALO pebbles, Green tara roses, Scrap fx chipboard hearts, birch string pearls, machine stitching.

Hope you are all having a happy, love-filled day! mwah!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentines Day Cards for Handmade Halo

Hi everyone....

Get ready.... yes it's CARDS, from me..... I don't usually "do" cards.... I hope my good friends (and card-making experts - Liz Weber and Corinne Harrison) are impressed!

All made with these exclusive Pretty Little Studio papers- LOVE NOTES,,,....available at Handmade Halo

Plus resin rose, glass heart pebble - just some of the wonderful unique treasures you'll find over at Halo...

Now.... I just have to figure out WHO to give them to....


Sunday, February 5, 2012


FINALLY getting around to sharing these pages!!!!

Every year I struggle for nice and meaningful gifts for the grandparents (we have 4 sets)...

So at the end of last year I created an 8.5X11 page - one for each month of the year.  I tried to keep relevant photos - so MAY had a photo of Abby cos it's her birthday that month. 

I then took photos of each layout and used SNAPFISH to make a calendar- got 4 calendars printed and that's what each set of grandparents got.  Far easier than make minialbums, individual calendars, etc. etc (which i've done before).

Here's the 12 months....


The formula was pretty simple - white cardstock, paper scraps, letters, flowers and other embellishments. I did all 12 layouts in one night (3 hours).

Now I put the layouts into the album and I plan to JOURNAL a summary of events for that month for 2011, so that the pages have an additional purpose.

I'm so happy with how it turned out and I'll definitely do this again this year!

Thanks for looking.


What's new at Handmade Halo....????

Hi everyone,

Here's a layout I whacked together last night....

An old photo of me with some school buddies...
Papers: Fancy Pants
Letters: Lilybee
Embellishments:  HANDMADE HALO goodies - charms, resin and check out the handmade flowers - lace flower and Bombe creme (gorgeous!)

And here's the best bit about designing for Halo.... every single time I see Corinne she loads me up with awesome goodies (think unique brass charms, resin in the best assortment of colours, the cutest tags and tickets from Pretty Little Studio), as well her own handmade creations.  Corinne works hard to come up with NEW ideas and NEW designs all the time (I'm not sure if she sleeps)- all for us!

So you don't miss out on these amazing creations, make sure you join our facebook page and LIKE us, so you get regular updates.

And even better, add the Handmade Halo website to your bookmark list and check in regularly.... because there is always new stuff going up all the time!



Thursday, February 2, 2012

Beyond the Door this FEBRUARY

The creative team continue to inspire us each month with their creations over at Beyond the Door....

My contribution this month was this fun page....

Black cardstock, with some paper strips. Black and white houndstooth from PLS available at HALO.
Embellishments: tissue paper, MME brads, twine, Purple Pumpkin clouds and tickets,
Lil Something cog and button.
Letters: basic grey, october afternoon, lilybee.


Hope you can join us in this challenge this month,.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

FEBRUARY at 123 Challenge

WOW, I'm excited about this post....

This month over at 123 challenge.... RED EARTH is a sponsor..... so representing RES, I got to play along as a guest this month!

Here's the challenge:

the word/s are: FRESH or FREE
the colour: FUSCHIA
the technique: FRAYING or FRILLS

and here is my page....

Paper: Crate Random, Pink paislee
Embellishments: pearls, seed beads, silver key charm, MME die cuts and brads, Precocious Paper twisted flower, wire heart, Hambly rub on, Fancy Pants acetate bracket.
Letters: Thickers, Basic Grey, making memories, cosmo cricket tiny words, lilybee

 A CLOSE UP.....
You can see the detail of the frayed muslin and my hand-stitching......

Head over there and see all the amazing samples from the talented creative team!

Thanks! Amanda