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Alicia McNamara Beyond the Page Home Decor Indigo Skies

Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Beyond the Page and Video

April 21, 2017

Hello Kaisercraft Friends,

I know you are all loving the new Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Collection, it is such a versatile collection that can be used to scrap the boys or the girls.  Today I am sharing a Photo Frame with photos of my nieces and nephew from a photo shoot they had taken a few years ago now.  This is a present for my sister for her birthday.  Because she has three children these photos were a perfect fit for the Three Panel Frame.

Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Photo Frame by Alicia McNamara

I started with a Beyond The Page 3 Piece Panel Frame by Kaisercraft and the beautiful Indigo Skies Collection.

I filmed a Process Video of how I made this frame.

Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Photo Frame by Alicia McNamara

I used one of Kaisercraft’s new 6×6 Templates – Abstract Triangles to add some texture to the frame.

I also added some background stamping with my all time favourite stamp CS257 Background Script.

You can see in the video how I just ink up little bits of this stamp for the effect of a few words stamped here and there on the frame.

Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Photo Frame by Alicia McNamara

I tied the frame together with some Kaisercraft blue Organza Ribbon.

Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Photo Frame by Alicia McNamara

I fussy-cut some of the beautiful butterflies to decorate the frame.  I love butterflies as an embellishment.  I popped a little Kaisercraft Decorative Die vine (DD516) underneath the butterflies to fill in the gaps.

Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Photo Frame by Alicia McNamara

I added a little bit of navy sewing thread and a couple Kaisercraft white Mini Paper Blooms.

Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Photo Frame by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products:

SB2427 Three Piece Panel | P2286 Chambray | P2287 Shibori | P2289 Misty | PP1018 Paper Pad | CT880 Collectables | F644 Mini Blooms – Coconut | KM106 Kaiser Mist – Denim | KM101 Kaiser Mist – Charcoal | KC001 Kaiser Colour – White | IT440 6×6 Designer Template – Abstract Triangle | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | CS257 Background Stamp – Script | IP719 Ink Pad – Black | DD516 Decorative Die – Vines | Other: Navy Sewing Thread | Impasto|

I hope you like the frame and enjoy the process video.  Leave me a comment or a question below.

I currently have a beautiful Kaisercraft Giveaway happening on my blog if you would like to pop over for a visit!

Alicia

xxoo

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Alicia McNamara Mini Album

Wildflower Mini Album with Alicia

March 6, 2017

Hello Kaisercrafters!

Alicia here with you, and today I am sharing a Mini Album I have made with the gorgeous new Wildflower collection.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

It has been awhile since I have made a Mini Album Project and because this collection is so beautiful I felt inspired to create one!

 Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

I started with a Kaisercraft Chipboard Album and painted it black.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Then I began decorating with the gorgeous Wildflower papers.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

I chose some photos to fill my album.  You could really use any photos with these papers.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

I simply printed mine out in black and white to  coordinate them with the papers.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

On some pages in my album I chose not use a photo, I used a quote instead.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

 The photos I used are some of my two gorgeous nieces taken about seven years ago.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

There are lots of lovely positive quotes to use in the Wildflower collection.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

And the pastel colours are so pretty!

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

This collection is full of butterflies and flowers…and what isn’t there to love about butterflies and flowers?

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

This collections goes perfectly with Kaisercraft’s Glitter Card Stock too.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

I added some more quotes in with the Kaisercraft Sticker Sheets.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Finally onto the last page.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

I kept the Back Cover very simple.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Now for a few close-ups of the pretty details…

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

 Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Well, I hope you enjoyed my Mini – Album! I stayed up many hours into the night when everyone in my house was fast asleep, to create it.  Trust me when I say you will LOVE this collection!  It’s fun, bright, modern and arty.  I’ve loved creating with it.  Leave me a comment below to let me know what you think.

Happy crafting,

Alicia : )

Kaisercraft Products: PK556 Paper Pack | PS483 Floral – Gloss | SS335 Sticker Sheet | CS285 Clear Stamps | PP1016 Paper Pad | CT878 Collectables | FL597 Flourish Pack – Bloom | IP727 Ink Pad – Lagoon | IP731 Ink Pad – Berry | IP719 Ink Pad – Black | CS257 Background Stamp – Script | CS258 Background Stamp – Majestic Butterfly | ST928 Clear Stickers – Life | SB2396 ME Album Cover | M009 Silver Album Rings | DD368 Decorative Die – Square Vintage Frame | DD745 Decorative Die – Fishing Net | DD519 Decorative Die – Vines | DD757 Decorative Die – Large Flourishes | DD755 Decorative Die – Lace Borders |BRB606 Organza Ribbon | SB702 Rhinestomes – Hot Pink | RS402 Rhinestones – Island Lagoon | RS406 Sparklets – Ebony | RS415 Sparklets – Princess | RS418 Sparklets – Sea Breeze | KM117 Kaiser Mist – Apple | KM105 Kaiser Mist – Turquoise | KM120 Kaiser Mist – Wisteria | KM110 Kaiser Mist – Pink | KC031 Kaisercolour Paint – Black | PT226 Glitter Tape – Steel | PT212 Printed Tape – Arrows Black | Other: Black Sewing Thread | Black Ribbon |

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Alicia McNamara Card Making Colouring Gel Pens KaiserColour Product Highlight Tuesday Tutorials Videos

Coloured Valentine’s Day Cards ~ Tuesday Tutorial and Video

February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day Kaisercrafters! I’m sending lots of love out to you today : ) and I’m also sharing a Video Tutorial on how to make an easy Valentine’s Day card using Gel Pens and a Kaisercraft Post Card Book! So if you need a Valentines Card or an “anything card”, and you love to colour, this post is especially for you xx

Kaisercraft Gel Pens

Have you seen the gorgeous Kaisercraft Gel Pens? These pens can be purchased in the complete set of 48 pens and include 12 Glitter Pens, 12 Metallic Pens, 12 Neon Pens and 12 Pastel Pens.  With the Kaisercraft Gel Pens you can really achieve the colours you desire in a card.

Maybe you like lots of bright, neon colours like in this card…

Kaisercraft Indian Summer Card by Alicia McNamara

Or perhaps you prefer more of the pastel hues like in these two cards…

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

To make these three cards I used pages from three of the Kaiser Colour Post Card Books.

Kaisercraft Post Card Colouring Book

Kaisercraft Post Card Colouring Book

Kaisercraft Post Card Colouring Book

These books measure approximately 4 x 6 inches and the pages easily tear out of the book so they are perfect for the front cover of a card.

Watch my Video Tutorial below to see exactly how I make my card : )

You can see my first Colouring Video and all my other Kaisercraft Videos here.

 

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

How to Make the Cards

Step One: Colour your chosen image.

Step Two: Adhere your image to a base card.

Step Three: Add a ribbon or some Rhinestones if desired

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

There is no hard thinking required to make these cards.  No fussing over elements, sketches or anything that requires strenuous creativity!  Its a very simple process that consists of some relaxed colouring time and then a little bit of card stock and double-sided tape or glue to put your card together.

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

Why not spread the love this Valentine’s Day with a beautifully coloured card.  Or get the kids onto it, they will be entertained for a couple of hours!

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

Be sure to let me know here if you make a card like this, or just complete some colouring.  I would love to see your work.

Happy Valentine’s Day,

Alicia : )

Kaisercraft Products: CL101 Gel Pens Pack 24 | CL104 Gel Pens Pack 48 | CL593 Postcard Book – Words to Inspire | CL592 Postcard Book – Mystic Treasures | CL591 Postcard Book – Indian Summer | CL590 Post Card Book – Free Spirit | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | SB709 Rhinestones – Yellow | SB702 Rhinestones – Hot Pink |

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Alicia McNamara Scrapbooking layout Ubud Dreams Videos

Ubud Dreams ~ Be Happy ~ Process Video by Alicia

January 11, 2017

Kaisercraft Ubud Dreams Layout by Alicia McNamara

Hello Kaisercrafters!

Today I am sharing a “Be Happy” Layout full of the beautiful aqua colours in the new Ubud Dreams Collection.

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Kaisercraft Ubud Dreams Layout by Alicia McNamara

I’m scrapping a little photo from a couple of years ago of my son, Nicky and I.  I thought the colours in this photo suited the colours in the collection.

Kaisercraft Ubud Dreams Layout by Alicia McNamara

I filmed a process video of how I made the layout too so you can see all the details!

I included lots of layers and different textures in this layout, stamping, paper layers, wooden flourishes, paper blooms, rhinestones, cheesecloth and some splashes of paint.  It was fun to get creative with the different mediums.

Kaisercraft Ubud Dreams Layout by Alicia McNamara

The Ubud Dreams Collection is one of my all-time favourite Kaisercraft collections.  If you love shades of aqua and blues this is definitely a collection for you!

Kaisercraft Ubud Dreams Layout by Alicia McNamara

Here is the list of all the products I used for your convenience:

Kaisercraft Products: P2237 Citra | P2232 Mantra | PP1013 Paper Pad | SS330 Sticker Sheet | CT873 Collectables | CS280 Clear Stamps | IP727 Ink Pad – Lagoon | IP719 Ink Pad – Black | FL593 Flourish Pack – Feathers | F631 Paper Blooms – Sea Breeze | RS465 Rhinestones Decorative – Island Lagoon | LDB1059 Natural Twine | CS257 Background Stamp – Script | KC044 Kaisercolour – Spearmint | KC001 Kaisercolour – White | KC020 Kaisercolour – Coastal Blue | Other: Cheesecloth | 

Thanks for stopping in to check out my Layout and watch my Video! I hope it has given you a little inspiration for today : )

Alicia xxoo

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Gel Pens Layouts NEW Product P.S I Love You Videos

“Sweet” P.S I Love You Layout with Video by Alicia

December 1, 2016

Hello Kaisercrafters,

Alicia here with you again and today I am sharing a Layout and Process Video using the gorgeous new P.S I Love You Collection.

Kaisercraft P.S I Love You Layout by Alicia McNamara

This is the Layout I made and below is the video of how I made it…

Kaisercraft P.S I Love You Layout by Alicia McNamara

This collection is such a pretty one…I’m a big fan of the colours grey and pink, they go so well together.  These papers really are a joy to create with.

Kaisercraft P.S I Love You Layout by Alicia McNamara

All of these little scrappy bits of paper were actually off cuts from other layouts and cards I have already made with this collection.  I didn’t cut anything specifically for this layout I just used scraps!  Scraps are perfect for building layers behind a photo.

Kaisercraft P.S I Love You Layout by Alicia McNamara

The Collectables in this collection worked so well with the scrappy layers.

Kaisercraft P.S I Love You Layout by Alicia McNamara

I painted the wooden butterfly with some white paint to match it in to the collection.

Kaisercraft P.S I Love You Layout by Alicia McNamara

The silver gel pen and splats of paint give a very subtle detail to the background paper.

Kaisercraft Products: P2206 Courtship | P2212 Valentines | PP1010 Paper Pad | CT870 Collectables | SS327 Sticker Sheet | IP725 Ink Pad – Petal Pink | SB786 Pearls | FL590 Flourish Pack – Love | KC001 Kaisercolour – White | KC038 Kaisercolour – Pretty Pink | IT921 Designer Template- Mini Mix | CL101 Kaisercolour Gel Pens | F640 Paper Blooms – Fairy Floss | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | Other: White Sewing Thread |

I hope you enjoyed this Layout and Blog Post.  Thanks for reading and watching my video.  Feel free to leave a comment.

Happy Crafting,

Alicia xxoo

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