Thursday, 28 February 2013

Lori Whitlock Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog!!! Today I'm taking part in Lori Whitlock's Creative Team blog hop. If you are coming from Lisa's blog, you are in the right place. If you've just stumbled upon my post, then I'd love it if you'd start at the beginning, HERE.

The most difficult part of scrapbooking for me is choosing a layout design. So imagine my excitement when Lori released layout templates in svg format - which means I can cut the templates out using my Silhouette Cameo! There are various templates to choose from in her shop and the only difficulty is deciding which paper and photos to use.

I used the Four Seasons Spring Layout template and Lori's Patriotic Picnic collection available at Jessica Sprague.

This is a double page layout, but the template can be used to only make a single page layout as well.

I cut the flowers using different colour cardstock, layered it to give it a more 3-dimensional look and added pop-dots behind each flower.

Supplies used:

- Paper and elements: Patriotic Picnic Collection
- Circle background: 12x12 Circle

Here's your chance to win a $20 gift coupon to Lori Whitlock's shop. All you have to do to stand a chance to win this prize is return to Lori's blog and leave a comment about your favourite project in this blog hop. Good luck!

Here's the blog hop line-up, in case you got lost along the way:
Roelien van den Berg -  - YOU ARE HERE

Thank you for stopping by and try using these layout templates - it will completely change the way you scrapbook!!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 25 January 2013

Mini folder

I am a huge fan of Heidi Swapp's new memory file concept - you can fit so many photos in one layout. I thought I will create my own memory file with Lori Whitlock's file folders using my Cameo to cut the folder.

Lori will also be releasing a new digital paper collection over at Jessica Sprague today and there are 5 different colours to choose from - these papers are gorgeous!

This layout was super easy to assemble and the most difficult part was choosing my photos to use in the folder.

Supplies used:
- File Folder
- Geometric lace background
- You make me smile title
- Arrow strip border
- Paper clips
- Polaroid frame
- Chevron border
- Banner and flags
- 3x4 life cards

Happy crafting!

Friday, 11 January 2013

First Projects for 2013

I started a brand new work week on Wednesday - at least my week was only 3 days long! A good start to 2013!!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I recently joined the Jenni Bownlin Digital Creative Team. I decided to be brave and for my first project create a mix media project with Jenni's latest digital collection - Family Tree. This collection is available at Jessica Sprague.

I started off by printing two sheets of the paper using my colour printer and adhering these two sheets to my canvas using mod podge.
Once this dried, I added some acrylic paint and stamped around the edges to add some texture to the canvas. I printed the journaling tags on my colour printer and adhered it using mod podge. I painted two doilies with acrylic paint to add a vintage feel to this project. The banners and butterflies were cut out using my Silhouette Cameo and this was also adhered with mod podge.


In addition, I have another project to share with you today - a Valentines Card created with Lori Whitlock's latest collection - Kiss Me. I printed the paper and elements on my colour printer and the cute heart life card is from the Silhouette Online Store. This collection is perfect for all your Valentines Day projects.
Happy crafting!