Sunday, 30 September 2012

A Moment of Peace - Green Tara

This has become a fave photo of myself... I look as happy as I felt.  Relaxed, refreshed, finding a moment of peace on some church steps while running around a very busy city!  The photo was taken on my iPhone and edited with picFX app, if you love camera apps, check that one out.  But what's even cooler... Harvey Norman's now print square format photos!  I'm not sure how long they've been doing that for but it was new to me and I was so excited to have a square pic to use!

So anyways... sorry I had to share and got off track, but now onto the really good stuff - Green Tara yummies!!

All my favourites all in a cluster {yeah I know, there's lots of favourites}!  Heirloom flowers, satin Swarovski Crystal flowers, cherry blossoms, roses, lace.. sigh, we really are spoiled for choice!

Oooh and a new favourite... look at that silver 'bling' trim!  Stunning, but would you believe it's actually just plastic, certainly had me looking twice.  It's brilliant, being plastic means its so easy to work with but it's not heavy on your page.

More pretty closeups... the new 4cm Heirloom flowers are so sweet.

The Swarovski Crystal centres add the perfect amount of sparkle...

Green Tara yummies used:

Heirloom 6.5cm Silk and Organza Flower - White XF9213Wh
Heirloom 4cm Silk and Organza Flower - White XF9317Wh
Heirloom 4cm Silk and Organza Flower - Dusky Pink XF9317DP
2cm Roses - White FDR006Wh
Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centers 2cm - Pale Pink SDPPS
Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centers 3cm - Pale Pink SDPPL
Cherry Blossoms - White FLC22Wh
Lace 8.5cm OffWhite L2898OW
Lace 1.2cm OffWhite L2923OW
10mm Wave Silver Diamante Trim - RBY25

Other Products used:

Patterned Paper:
DCWV Olde World Stack

Dusty Attic Baroque Frame, Square
Dusty Attic Words

Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx - Chiffon, Peaches, Black, Wisteria

Martha Stewart - Embroidery, Cherish

Collections Butterflies
Paper Doily
Dymo Label Maker

Meeting my BFF - Green Tara

Meeting my BFF

I'm such a lucky girl... I finally got to meet one of my BFF's {beautiful fabulous friends}!  I talk to Natasha every single day, thank goodness for modern technology... but living a world apart means we'd never actually met, now we have and it just makes me love her all the more.

One thing we stupidly didn't do was get millions of photos together, but we did get a few and this is one of my favourites. 

I used some lovely soft papers from Pion Design and found a wondrous assortment of matching Green Tara flowers for it.

I have used the beautiful Velvet Rose, sweet Sakura and my favourite, Heirloom, which also now comes in a 4cm size!!

Added some lovely scrolly Dusty Attic chipboard...

I used some of the new tulle to tie some bows to soften the clusters.  This tulle is so soft and fine, perfect for bow making!

One of the new 4cm Heirloom flowers, they are so cute!!

I love the Green Tara Lace range... I have tucked some in under the paper edge and used this fabuous one below as a feature strip.

Green Tara goodies used:

Heirloom 6.5cm Silk and Organza Flower - Pale Pink XF9213PPH
Heirloom 4cm Silk and Organza Flower - Pale Pink XF9317PP 
Heirloom 4cm Silk and Organza Flower - White XF9317Wh
Sakura 5cm Silk and Pearl Flower - Lilac XF9221L
Velvet Rose 8cm Velvet Flower - Dusky Pink XF9217DP
White 3.8cm Lace - L2868W
White 2.4cm Lace - L2912W
100mm White Tulle - RB163Wh

Other products:

Patterned Paper:
Pion Design Studio of Memories

Dusty Attic Decorative Flourish Set
Dusty Attic Vintage Frame
Dusty Attic Bookman ABC Set

ZVA Creative Swirls

Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx - Wisteria, Pewter

Martha Stewart - Lace Flourish, Embroidery

Clearsnap Fairy Dust Glitter - Sugar Shimmer
Clearsnap Glue Gloss
Metal Embellishments
Dymo Label Maker


Saturday, 29 September 2012

[she's all] Aglow - Donna Salazar Designs

Hi everyone, today I have a layout I created for my team-mate Jessy to share with you all.  I was so excited to be given this photo from her, she's so adorable with her baby belly.

I have used layers and layers of papers here all either distressed, punched or both.  Botanique, Spring in Bloom and Antiquities all mixed in with each other, and they mix so well - another delight of Donna's paper ranges, they are easily mixed and matched!

I created a couple of roses to match the tones, using Donna's Rose Creations Die set from Spellbinders.  Then popped in some sweet paper and fabric flowers from Green Tara.

Some lovely lace... one was adhered to the page and then spritzed with CandleGlow and Tea Party Smooch Spritz to add texture while blending into the page and the other was left as is to add some contrast.

This bling flourish from Want to Scrap was the perfect colour for this layout.  I had to add a butterfly cut from a Spring in Bloom paper, I love butterflies!

The title was first painted white and then spritzed with CandleGlow and Tea Party Smooch Spritz and dried with a heat gun.  It was then coated with glue gloss and sprinkled with Sugar Shimmer Fairy Dust.  The glue gloss stick makes adding glue to just the right spot so easy!

I hope you like this Jessy, I really had the best fun creating it... it was one of those layouts that pretty much created itself, love those ones!

Here's a list of all the yummies I used:

Patterned Paper:
GCD Studios Botanique, Spring in Bloom, Antiquities

Dusty Attic Typewriter ABC Set

Green Tara Roses
Green Tara Heirloom 4cm Fabric Flowers

Want 2 Scrap Swirls Finesse - Brown Rhinestone

Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx - Truffle

Clearsnap Smooch Spritz - Candle Glow, Tea Party

Clearsnap Glue Gloss

Clearsnap Fairy Dust Glitter - Sugar Shimmer

Martha Stewart - Flourish Lace, Embroidery

Spellbinders Rose Creations

Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Green Tara Satin Edged Organza Ribbon
Green Tara Lace
Zutter Corrugated Board
DMC Thread
Dymo Label Maker

Friday, 28 September 2012

Yeah, sorry guys... I had to reinstate the word verication thingamebob on my comments because of all the spam that's coming through.  It's been ridiculous, and while blogger is wonderful and grabs it and throws it in the spam folder, I still see it and it annoys me!  

I love getting comments {it always makes my day}... but I hate getting excited only to find its some silly spammer!!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

[Such a Little] Cutie - Donna Salazar Designs

Hi everyone!  I have another layout to share using Donna's StoryBook papers... and I got to play with a baby photo!  This is my son Kel when he was just 9 months old, he was the cutest, cuddliest, happiest little boy... such a joy {then he grew up}!  Nah, joking... he still gives us such happiness!!

Okay... so the Story Book papers I have to admit were quite daunting for me when I first got my hands on them.  But I realised I am reaching for them every time I want to create a new layout and it's because of the fabulous texture images, cut outs, colours, hues that are perfectly 'Kel toned'... I LOVE them!!   This time I couldn't wait to cut out the "cotton ball" clouds, how CUTE are they.  I adore how Donna's playful style comes through so much in this range, you can't help but have fun creating with them.

I love {lotsa loving happening here today LOL}, Donna's Denim & Canvas Squares.  I know, 'go cut up a pair of jeans' you say... but these are thin enough to get through the Spellbinders dies with a few passes, some of my old jeans just won't cut through no matter how many times I put them through. 

Donna's Alpha's are super cute... perfect for the funky fun of the StoryBook range.  I have the Dies as well, but I like to alter the chipboard with Mix'd Media Inx.  For these ones I used Denim and Honey, randomly dabbed on and then lightly misted with water.  Then I dried them with the heat gun, forcing the water and ink to pool and create this marbled effect!

My very favourite fabric right now is loose weave gauze... it ties into the cutest little bows!

I have had this flower for a while... just waiting for the right layout to use it on.  It's cut with Donna's Rose Creations Die from Denim and Canvas.  I coated the fabric while flat with Strano Ribbon Stiff, added a little Caramel Latte Smooch Spritz, formed the flower shape and patiently waited for it to dry.

That's all I have to share today... until next time, take care and be true to you!

Mis xo

Products used:

Patterned Paper:
GCD Studios Storybook - Fairies, Argh, Fido

Dusty Attic Picket Fence, Small

Dusty in Bloom - Grassy Knoll, Smokey Blue
Paper Roses

Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx - Honey, Denim

Inkssentials Crackle Accents
White Acrylic Paint


Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Crochet Trim, Gauze, DMC Perle Embroidery Thread
Want2Scrap - 7x7 Denim, 7x7 Canvas
Kaiser Polaroid Frame

Scrapbook Adhesives - Crafty Power Tape, Crafty Foam Tape