June 29, 2015

Mixed media: Party bags


In my studio I have been experimenting with simple ways to use fabric paint. I wanted to create something that was cute and that didn't involve a lot of supplies  or  a lot of time.
Now having 3 little children to take care of and no spotlight or lincraft in town, I wanted to create something I had stashed away that was collecting dust.

I used 3 supplies
Calico bags
Fabric paint

I decorated, very simple and quickly a few calico bags. I use these bags a lot. There great for when my son wants to give a little 'something' to his mates for a birthday or his school teacher to simple say 'thank you'.

1.First all I did was lay a dottie stencil on the bag.
2.Then I put a small amount of fabric paint on a baby wipe.
3.Then I simply wiped over the stencil with the baby wipe.

I did at first try to use a paint brush and dab it on, but it didn't give me the even layer of paint or affect I wanted as you can see, compared to the other 3 bags.

I think the baby wipe allows the paint to move smoothly because of the little moisture that comes from the baby wipe.

Something so simple, yet effective. Even better the kids can do it in the school holidays!

June 23, 2015

Project Life: Children album


Sharing today a couple more full page 6 x8 spreads in the children's Project life albums.

Another little spread I add in the album.

I created this cute little pocket that holds the boys memorable.


June 18, 2015

Project life: Children album


I want to show you a couple of pages that feature in my project life album. I have a standard project life album that showcases my weeks as a family. Then I also have a what I call a "highlight project life' album for my children. These albums are 6 x 8 inch, which show all those little moments that you want the children to remember. You know all those funny things they say, the candid photos, the blurry photos that still their story... if you get what I mean.

Anyways, in this album I also do a few little full page spreads with a photo that perhaps has more of a story to tell, or perhaps some personal journaling you want hidden. I want to show you today how I used my Shimmerz to add some sparkle to these full page 6 x 8 page spreads.

What is also great about adding shimmerz in, is the little pots can be easily taken in your travel bags along with your project life goodies. There small and really compact.


June 12, 2015

Project Life: Week 20 - Week 23

Just sharing my May spreads in my project life album.
Using the Studio Calico Project life kit.
{Week 20}
{Week 21}
{Week 22}
{Week 23}


June 10, 2015

Planners: Midori fabric covers


I have been seeing around the www and Instagram some really super cute beautiful midori notebooks. The fabric covers are so cute.
I decided to make a couple myself to go in my hot pink pocket size midori. They turned out so pretty.

I simply cut some calico fabric, choose my stencils and put some fabric paint on a baby wipe and wiped over the stencil.
Then I used some strong glue and adhered the calico to scrapbook paper.
Then I cut up some water colour paper  and stable it inside the cover.

Didn't they turn out great. :-)


June 9, 2015

Cards: For little boys


Today I have a few little boy cards I created using some shimmerz.

All I simply did for these cards is use a wet brush and splatter lots of shimmerz. It sure makes the card sparkle. After all, who doesn't want sparkle on their birthday.

For this next card, I used a fairly dry brush and ran around the edges of the paper to add a little deptha and then I used a wet brush for more paint splatters!

The last card I used Dazzelerz with a paint splatter to add depth around the edge of the card. I then add more splatters.


June 3, 2015

Tags: Welcome


I have been having a lot of fun playing with A Piece Cake Designs April cupcake kit which was full of "I am" collection from simple stories.

I made two really cute tags using mainly the stickers.


June 1, 2015

mini album: selfies


I have been sharing pages of this mini album over on my Instagram account. (link in my side bar).

I found the #myselfiescrapbook challenge in April and ended up having Noni in the middle of it. But I am so grateful that I got to documents about me before her birth, it will be lovely keepsake for her all about her Mummy just before her birth.

I used the insta 4 x4 inch albums. There pretty cute size and super fun to create in, even though that size was challenging for me. So its a vey simple mini album with the photos and journaling being my focus.


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