Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Graphic 45's online tutorial - page 7

Hello Everyone.
It's that time of the month again. Graphic 45 have posted the next page of my book on their blog. The full instructions are on their blog, along with links for the other 6 pages. This page is based on a layout I did for Graphic 45 a while ago. I liked it so much I have included it in my book. The butterflies just seem to be flying off the page.
You can download the full tutorial as a PDF on their website.
If you have been wanting to make one of my books, then this is your chance. The tutorials take forever to write and take the photo's. It's not something I will be doing again at this stage.
You can follow the instructions online or buy a kit at Seriously Scrapbooking. Each kit comes with all the chipboard inked or sprayed. Instructions are included (in colour). All you need to have is your own tape and glue. A brown ink pad is a must. Just click on the link below and it will take you to their website.
The other project I want to share with you all, is one I am doing with Scrapbook Creations. They are an Australian Magazine. The finished project is made up of 62 tags. The frame is from Ikea and is a 50cm x 50cm shadow box frame.  Each month I will be doing a tutorial for them. It will be on making 5 beautifully decorated tags. I will be using Graphic 45 papers from lots of their different collections.

The above photo is of the finished project. You will be making the 62 tags over 12 months.
This is the first set of tags, this collection is for babies. I have design a lovely set of tags using Graphic 45 papers and chipboard from Imaginarium Designs.
You will have some tags left over, so I will be doing a mini project for a tag each month as well. This month it is a matchbox keepsake set of draws. Scrapbook Creations have the mini project on their blog.
Seriously Scrapbooking is selling these kits online for me. You can also buy them from their store on Goodwood rd as well. Each kit includes all the chipboard, embelishments, instructions and papers, which are pre cut for you. All you need is tape, glue and inks + your own tools. The kit for the first set is $24.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Happy Australia Day Everyone

Hello Everyone
It's Australia Day today and Imaginarium Designs is taking part in a blog hop. Some of the Ladies on their design team are doing posts today showing their work.

I decided to share of the my projects I have been doing over the past few months and have not go around to showing on my blog. I have been doing some card classes in my store and been sharing these projects on 3L Scrapbooking Adhesives Blog. If you click on the link you will find them all there along with another 10 projects. I have done a lot of them as step by steps tutorials. So if you have the time, then visit their blog
3L Scrapbook Adhesive

The first two cards were ones I did using Graphic 45's Once a upon a Time Collection. I used the July Cut Apart sheets as there was a big of a beach theme. It was a very hot week in Adelaide over 40 and I needed a trip to the beach. Couldn't make it, so making beach cards seemed to be the next best thing.
I though this one would make a nice male card. I used Imaginarium Designs chipboard for my title which I sprayed black.
This was a card for Halloween. It has a shadow box frame around it. To do this I used lots of foam squares from 3L. I put a full tutorial for making this card on their blog. The chipboard tree is one from Imaginarium Designs.
This is a wedding card I made for a young couple I knew. I love the simplicity of this card. It was quite easy to make but looks so classy. I used one of Martha Stewart's border punches and managed to make it fit my card. 

This is a page I did for Josh. I had some photos of him on the mad hatters ride at Disneyland and used some of Graphic 45's Halloween in Wonderland papers to do this page. The clock, corners and title are all from Imaginarium Designs.
I know none of my projects are very Australian, but this time last year, I was on a plane flying to CHA with Josh. We left Australia on Australia Day, so I am feeling a bit sad that I am not going to the states again.
I do have some exciting new to share with you all.
I am teaching at the Melbourne Expo being held early March. I hope to set up a link on my page for this as you can book into my class now. I am only doing one class a day and it will be an altered art project.
I am also teaching at the Brisbane Expo being held June long weekend. I will be doing three classes a day there.
For those of you who have been doing my Patchwork pieces, have you caught up with the news that thought the magazine has finished publishing the monthly project. I am still teaching them in my store and Seriously Scrapbooking is still selling the kits online. Kit 13 was released this month with kit 14 due mid February.
Scrapbook Creations has asked me to do another project for them that will take all year. This time is it mini tags in a frame. I have designed 60 tags to go into a frame. The first kit in ready and Seriously Scrapbooking has it for sale online. Scrapbook Creations will be showing a photo of the finished project on their website in February and in their March Magazine. I have the finished project in the shop and am getting lots of comments.
I am also doing an all year project with Australian Scrapbook Ideas. It will be starting in their first magazine this year. Seriously Scrapbooking will also be selling kits of this project.
So if you like my work then this is your year to do one of my projects in a kit form. I don't like writing instructions so having to do two magazines along with my projects for Graphic 45 and 3L each month is a major feat for me and shows how much I like sharing my work with you all.
I have met so many lovely people doing my kits all over Australia and now over seas with quite a few Ladies in New Zealand, USA and the UK doing my projects by kit form.
Also have some very exciting news this week, but can't share just yet. Will let you know as soon as I can.
Well this is quite a long post for me.
Have a Happy and Safe Australia day
Aussie Aussie Aussie oi oi oi
thanks for stopping by
PS Just sent Graphic 45 the tutorial for page 7! Will be sharing it on my blog on Wednesday.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Sneak Peeks from Graphic 45

Graphic 45 are getting ready for CHA. This year I will not be attending, so wish I could be there but maybe next time.
Graphic 45 are going to start sharing images from their new collection 'Secret Garden" on their blog on Friday.
I have not seen this collection yet as my box is still coming from USA. Not sure when it will arrive but that this rate, it's going to be a struggle to make the projects for CHA and have time to send them back the USA by the time Graphic 45 need them. I have a very special project planned for this collection so I can't wait to get my hands on it.