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Tuesday Tip: Doodling

June 21, 2011

LG here with this weeks Tuesday Tip!

We often doodle on our layouts to create special effects. We do some doodled scallops, stitching, and frames. With the subtle and soft design of the Pink Gelato line, I decided to try something new by doodling the outline of the patterns to add depth.

“Fairy” layout by LG Belarmino

By simply following the outline of the patterns using a black pen, you can personalize the design of your patterned papers.

Materials Used:
Pink Gelato Watermelon pp (P679), Honey Dew pp (P684), Paper Pad (PP845), Printed Chipboard (CB129), Sticker Sheet (SS104), Rub ons | Colour (RB922); Wood Flourishes. Others: Chalk, alpha and sticker banner


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Velvet crush

June 13, 2011

Hi Everyone!  And welcome to a new week of blogging featuring “Velvet Ensemble” and “Pink Gelato”.

This week Vicki, Lady Grace and Leanne are working together to bring you fun and fresh ideas.  Today is all about our little crush on Velvet Ensemble…

Leanne says “This collection is perfect for all of those photos (and we know you have them!) of your miniature stars on stage.  Think of all those school plays and pageants you can now scrap!!!

My daughter has been studying ballet for quite some time now, and every now and then, I get the opportunity to sneak into her lesson and take photos.  I love these open days and I am so glad I have scrapped about my daughter’s passion.

“Ballerina in Training” by Leanne Allinson:  The Velvet Ensemble – performance (p675), 6.5″ paper pad (pp844); journal tags (jt620); sticker sheet (ss103); grosgrain ribbon – lovely (ri605); paper flowers – burgundy (f611); ink – sepia (ip709), black (ip707); rhinestones – black (sb777); mini alphas – black and white (ma501).  Other – tulle, black pen, machine stitching, star punch, foam tape.

The paper flower has been created from the 6.5″ paper pad and reminds me of a ballerina’s tutu.  I have even managed to sneak some tulle onto my layout as well!”


Vicki says the “Velvet Ensemble” range is truly timeless and so elegant it can fit so many occasions.

It is just perfect for those treasured moments like this one I found in my stash.  I am always behind the camera so to find this photo in my collection was like striking gold!

I have used the “costume” paper as the base for this layout of my little girl and I.

The colours of the range were just perfect for the black and white photo and complemented well with a lace doily, paper flowers and pearls.”

Layout: “Mummys Little Girl”

By: Vicki Morris

Materials list: Kaisercraft –Velvet Ensemble – Costume, Kaisercraft –Velvet Ensemble – Stage Show, Kaisercraft –Velvet Ensemble – Sticker Sheet, Kaisercraft – Wooden Flourishes – Hanging Plaque, Kaisercraft – Paper Blooms, Kaisercraft Crochet DoiliesLace(Cream),  Kaisercraft – Organza Ribbon, Kaisercraft – Pearl Strips (Champagne), Kaisercraft – Lace Pack (Cream), Black and Brown Ink, Misc keys and String.


LG says “the color combination, texture and patterns of this collection is amazing. You can use black and white photos, colored or sepia. Here I scrapped a photo of my niece while she was playing.

The scallop circle illusion was created by doing a masking technique with a chalk.

Layout: “Acting”

By: LG Belarmino

Materials list: Kaisercraft –Velvet Ensemble – patterned papers: Matinee, Interval, Opera, and Performance; Paper Pad and Sticker Sheet.

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Card Making

Colourful cards

May 20, 2011

Good day ladies! Camilla, LG and Lesley here sharing a few cards that we made using the Chapter One collection.

Camilla: I just love the blues and greens of the Chapter One collection. Add black and white and you have such great colour combos.

Card “Grattis” – Camilla Ekman: Chapter One Paper Pad (PP843); Mini Alphas – Black & White (MA501)

Other: Flower, leaves

Card “Tack” – Camilla Ekman: Chapter One Paper Pad (PP843); Alpha Stickers – Sea Breeze (AS220); Journal Tags – Chapter One (JT619)

Other: Flower, leaves

LG: Getting tired of standard sized cards? Make it fun and tryout different sizes or even shapes! The fun thing about making your own cards is having the freedom to be creative.  Inspired by the vine-like design, I made a vertical card with a measurement of 3.5″x7″.  With this size, I was able to portray movement in my card, butterflies flying upward. Try it out!

Card by LG Belarmino: Chapter One patterned papers Motivate (P670), Paper Pad (PP843), and Coloured Rubons (RB920). Others: butterfly punches and black cardstock.

Lesley: Chapter One is such a gorgeous collection. I made a simple Mothers Day card for my mum. I also created another card using a resist technique. I stamped onto cardstock with white paint using the fabulous clear stamps from this collection. I then used distress ink to ink over the cardstock and image. When I was finished I used a damp paper towel to wipe the ink from the white paint revealing the orignal stamped image.

 Mothers Day Card by Lesley Cooper

Materials Used: Paper Pad (PP843); Mini Clear Stamp Mother (CS915), Script (CS752); Ink (IP717); Other: distress stain, bird punch, scallop punch

Card by Lesley Cooper

Materials Used: Paper Pad (PP843); Rub Ons (RB920); Sticker Sheet (SS102); Clear Stamps (CS777); Other: staz on, white paint, distress ink, cardstock

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Life. Live.

May 19, 2011

Camilla and LG here to share with you more of Chapter One collection!

Camilla: I am so enjoying spending time with my family, watching my children and their cousins having so much fun together. The joy of family!!! Here are some pictures of one of my nieces.

Layout “Life.Live.” – Camilla Ekman: Chapter One papers: Motivate (P670), Beginning (P666), Encourage (P669); Chapter One Sticker Sheet (SS102); Journal Tags – Chapter One (JT619); Rubons – Chapter One (RB920); Printed Chipboard – Chapter One (CB127); Black Flourish (PL510); Paper Blooms – Sage (F632)

Other: flowers and leaves

LG: Opposite Australia’s weather, it is summer here in the Philippines. Most days are really hot and bathing in the backyard is what me and my daughter enjoys most. What I love with this collection is the colours, it was able to capture this summer moment.

Layout “Summer Fever” – LG Belarmino: Chapter One papers: Afresh (P665), Reflect (P669); Chapter One Sticker Sheet (SS102);  Rubons – Chapter One (RB920); Printed Chipboard – Chapter One (CB127); Black Flourish (PL510); Paper Blooms – Sea Breeze (F631), Olive (F633), and Sage (F632); Chapter One Paper Pad (PP843); Alphabet Stickers (A220 and A218); Kaisercraft Black Rubons.

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Monkeying around with Party Animals

May 18, 2011

Hi Lesley, Camilla and LG here with Party Animal layouts.

Lesley: This collection is so cute with all the different animals. When I saw the monkey I knew I wanted to a layout of Simon and his love of climbing. This boy will climb anything. He has no fear. I have to admit it terrifies me sometimes! At least at Clip n Climb the walls are made for climbing and there is safety harnesses.

To create the banner I stamped onto transparency and cut out around the image. I then cut out some of the diamonds from the patterned paper and cut them in half. I adhered them to the back of the transparency with some glossy accents.

“Climb” by Lesley Cooper

Material List: Party Animals Collection Patterned Paper Yippee (P658), Celebrate (P659), Woo-hoo (P663); Paper Pad (PP842); Clear Stamps (CS776); Rub Ons (RB919); Alpha Stickers (AS226); Other: cardstock, transparency, ink, date stamp, foam tape.

Camilla: This layout is very different from what I usually scrap, but I found the small animals so cute…

Layout “Busunge” – Camilla Ekman: Party Animals papers: Hooray (P662), Jive (P661), Yippee (P658); Party Animals Sticker Sheet (SS101); Rubons – Party Animals (RB919); Printed Chipboard – Party Animals (CB126); Alpha Stickers – Black (AS226)

Other: border punch

LG: What a fun collection to work with! With all the animals and the bright colours, it is perfect for documenting fun memories of your children.

Layout “Silly” – LG Belarmino: Party Animals papers: Celebrate (P659), Jive (P661), Yipee (P658), Diecut (PS146) Chuckle (PS147); Party Animal Paper Pad (PP842);Party Animals Sticker Sheet (SS101); Kaisercraft Acrylic Paints

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