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!

Friday, 4 January 2013

Happy New Year!

It's time to say goodbye to 2012, hello 2013! Hope this new year will be blessed for each one of you - may all your dreams come true! 2012 has been a great year but I know that 2013 will be amazing!!

Speaking of 2013 being amazing...I was chosen to be part of Jenni Bowlin's Creative Team!!! How exciting!! I am a huge fan of Jenni's vintage style and can't wait to use her digital and traditional products to create projects.
I don't believe in new year's resolutions, but one thing I am hoping to achieve in 2013 is to have more blog posts. This will be an easy one to achieve I'm sure, seeing that I will be part of two new amazing Creative Teams (Lori Whitlock and Jenni Bowlin) I will be required to post my projects on a weekly basis. I'm really looking forward to sharing more of my projects, tips and techniques with everyone in this new year.

My first project for this new year was created with Lori's latest paper collection - Kiss Me. This is the perfect collection for Valentines Day!

This collection is available at Jessica Sprague.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Mini album

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends! In South Africa we spend the day outside in the sun and not cuddled up inside as most of you in the northern hemisphere do. I do wish i can experience a white Christmas once in my life - it must be so magical!?

I am so excited to announce that I will be part of Lori Whitlock's Creative Team from January 2013! Ever since I bought my Silhouette Cameo, I've been a huge fan of Lori Whitlock's cutting files in the Silhouette Online Store and I am so thrilled to be part of her amazing Creative Team!! Not only does she create the cutest cutting files, but she also designs scrapbooking products for Echo Park Paper and digital scrapbooking at Jessica Sprague, to name a few. She is such a talented artist!

I used the accordion fold binding mini album file to create this project. The paper is a digital collection from Jenni Bowlin Studio that I printed using my colour printer. I cut the files using my Silhouette Cameo and it was so fun and easy to assemble. The album measures approximately 7.5"x5.75"x1.5" upon completion. This is a great gift idea - the person that you giving this to can just add photos and journaling. 

The 3D flower is also one of Lori's cutting files that I cut with the Cameo.

Happy crafting!