Friday, January 31, 2014

123 Challenge for January....

123 Challenge is always one of my favourite challenges of the month.... Leaving this one to the last minute to get in, I know. That's because I couldn't get this page quite right. I even pulled it apart at one stage and started again (eek - I don't like doing that!). But I love this photo of Jessie and wanted the page to be right! ;)

The challenge was:




So here is my page:
Small title: in MME stickers "Living Life to its Fullest"
Papers: Bazzill, Basic Grey.
Embellishments: Prima feathers, Studio Calico feathers, Heidi Swapp stickers and vellum, Fancy Pants vellum, paper roses, sequins.

Thanks for stopping by today!



Sunday, January 26, 2014

Scrap Around the World... January

Well, I have been eyeing off the challenges at Scrap Around the World since it started! Finally I had time this holidays to give it a go.

This challenge blog has such a fantastic design team (from all over the world) and some amazing prizes each month. Each month there is a mood board to inspire our pages.

Here is the January Mood Board:

Made me think.. beach, white wash, blues...

So I created this page. Had this photo of my 3 little girls sitting together at the beach during one of our recent holiday beach trips (Thank you Canon Selphy for instant photo printing!).

Papers: MME, Crate Paper, Basic Grey.
Embellishments: paper roses, twine, sequins, buttons, brads, some old Magic Mesh, cream muslin, resin, silver charm, felt cloud, wood veneer from APOCD, Studio Calico and Authentique mini-word stickers, October Afternoon letter stickers,  2Crafty chipboard word, lace

So happy I joined this challenge! Can't wait to see what else they have lined up for us this year!


Kraft It Up! January

Hi all,

Here is my take on the Sketch challenge at Kraft It Up this month. Use a Sketch, plus at KIU you needed to include: washi (strip at top and in cluster), summer theme photo (Olivia + pool jumping!) and numbers (title  "1,2, 3 JUMP!")

Kraft paper background.
Papers by Crate Paper and American Crafts Dear Lizzy.
My usual clusters of embellishments, including: Flutterby Designs flair, Studio Calico cork arrows, stars and feathers, Heidi Swapp vellum and diecuts, buttons, brads, resin, ribbon, tickets, studio calico and MME mini-word stickers, Kraft tag.
Letters: Thickers, October Afternoon.

This was the original sketch, I stayed pretty close to it in the end. A nice easy sketch to work with really, which is always fab!

Another month nearly at its end, 2014 has started!


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My entries to Scrapbooking Masters 2013

For the first time in 2013 I decided to have a go at entering the "Scrapbooking Masters" competition run by Scrapbooking Memories magazine- I have always wanted to but never made time, until one quiet Sunday I woke up and decided to do it. Only left myself a week to get the 4 projects entered- ha! Nothing like working under pressure!

Anyway, Top 10 scrappers from around Australia are chosen. I didn't win but I am pleased I had a go at it! And I was so pleased to see some of my FAVOURITE Scrapbookers named this year (Raquel, Sophie, Natalie and Chantal)... can't wait to see loads more of their work in the MAG this year.

Anyway, now it is all done and done, I thought I could share my entries... You'll find a photo of the project as well as my explanation and material lists (which had to be provided with the entry).



Project Name: On this Day

About this project: This single page is a perfect example of my style – lots of patterned paper and clusters of interesting and well-balanced embellishments. And even though we have been married for over 13 years and I have been scrapbooking for over 12 years, I had never scrapbooked our wedding day! So scrapping this photo of my husband was inspiring, and reminded me why I love him so much. That’s what I love about scrapbooking! AND that’s why I rarely scrapbook in chronological order, preferring to scrap OLD and then NEW photos out of order. I just enjoy every memory attached to every photo, and I love remembering it all as I create the page!

Material List:

Papers: Fancy Pants, Echo Park.

Letters: October Afternoon, Studio Calico.

Embellishments: Freckled Fawn Wood chips, Studio Calico Wood chips, Finding nana badge, Greatest View badge, Green Tara paper roses, Pebbles black tag, Jillybean Soup canvas scalloped circle, Cosmo Cricket stickers, sequins, twine.
2. 2014 CALENDAR

Project name: 2014 Journey
About this project: Making a calendar for the Master’s competition seemed daunting and a real challenge. But then one day I woke up inspired… I remembered some old things hidden away in my stash – The board book, which I had bought from a second-hand scrapbook swap day and some month clips I had bought at an Office Depot in Los Angeles. I love digging deep into my well-organised stash and finding such treasures… So from that moment, the calendar came together so easily(with the help of washi tape of course!).  There is nothing like that creative buzz and flow! When completed, I was so pleased with the simple yet effective design of my calendar.
Material List:
Urban Lily Secret Keeper Board Book, Months printed on Vellum paper, Office Depot month clips, washi tape, Delish badge, Freckled Fawn enamel dew drops.
Letters: American Craft Thickers, October Afternoon, Fancy pants, Motex embossed tape.
Stickers: Cosmo Cricket, Little Yellow Bicycle, October Afternoon, Basic Grey, My Minds Eye, Studio Calico, Simple Stories, Collected&Co, American Crafts, Crate Paper.
Project name: Disco Bunny
About this project: Multi-media backgrounds are outside my usual style….. I don’t usually do “messy”. However, I was lucky enough in 2013 to go to a retreat with some amazing women who do this style really well. So, inspired by them and our time together, I got messy with gesso, washi and mists! The tulle on the background provides fantastic texture and I loved using bright colours and sequins. It is very rewarding to sit back and look at your latest creation, especially one that has made you step outside your comfort zone! Maybe I can do “messy” after all… as long as I get to clean up quickly afterwards!
Materials List:
Background created with: 12X12 Canvas, Tulle, Gesso, Washi tape, Mister Huey Mists & Smooch Spritz, Mister Huey Masks; Glitz Designs roller stamps, Versamark inks, Claudine Hellmuth gloss medium
Letters: American Craft Thickers; Simple Stories
Embellishments: Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Cosmo Cricket stickers, Simple Stories stickers, Studio Calico diecut, {scrApthis!} felt, A Piece of Cake Designs Flair, Greatest View badge, My Little Bit of Whimsy fimo buttons, Basic Grey acetate arrow, velum envelope, neon tag, twine, buttons, sequins, dew drops, resin flower, silver glitter tape.
Project name: Everyday Journey
About this project: Totally inspired by these cool Instagram photos, this layout records some moments of everyday life here at the Hartmann house! I love to stop and detail the journey! Scrapbooking, for me, has always been about recording the big and the little, the important and the trivial, the fun and the special… all those moments in my life. After over 12 years of scrapbooking, I have loved the journey, watching my style change and my stash grow; but mostly I have loved sitting and sharing the memories made in the pages, with my family. Moments in our lives, recorded and documented!
Materials List:
Papers: Making memories, Crate Paper, Echo Park, Lillybee Designs
Letters: American Craft Thickers, Simple Stories
Stickers: My Minds Eye, October Afternoon, Crate Paper, Simple Stories, Studio Calico
Embellishments: Button&Badges Days of the Week badges, Fancy Pants buttons & chipboard accents, Freckled Fawn wood chip, Studio Calico bow, {scrApthis!} diecuts, Fancy Pants circular Filter papers, Hambly Studio transparency tags, Freckled Fawn enamel dew drops, Green Tara paper roses, twine, washi tape, handstitching.
There you go... I like to be able to share my entries with you all anyway!
And this year I am making one major change.... commit to entering immediately and give myself plenty of time to think, plan and create my projects.
Have a great night!