Thursday, August 29, 2013

Messy Metal with Tess

G'day from Australia! Tess here. We have a beautiful spring day for one of our last of winter.

I though I would quickly stop past and throw my bit in on the Metal Challenge. I hope you have gained some inspiration from the DT so far on how to use all of those bits and pieces that we all have laying around.
I have gone with a grunge look on this page (which I will let you know is very much out of my comfort zone). I knew exactly what photo I wanted to use and which metal, but the real challenge for me was how to make it look something like the idea I had in my head.
On the Other Side

Bring on a little bit of patients and lots of mediums to layer. I am spending a lot of time experimenting with new ideas at the moment and realised that worst case, I would have to throw this piece of cardstock in the bin and start again.
I have used a combination of mists, distress inks, H2Os and stamping to get this effect.
For the metal, I have used a few Tim Holtz Metal Mini Cogs as they were perfect for the feel of the page. There is nothing special about these. They have purely been positioned and stuck down. And you have to love a good flair button placed in there too!
Thanks for calling past. Check out the other gorgeous pages and have a go yourself. Don't forget to take a pic and upload it for us to see. You might just find yourself kicking back with us as a guest DT!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Heavy Metal

Good morning! Khristen here with more from our latest challenge, which is to use metal on your page. The sky's the limit with this one, so many scrapbook embellishments made of metal!

Now, when I was thinking about what I was going to do for my layout, I had grand ideas of metal all over the place...and then I sat down. Isn't it funny how things can take a completely different direction when we start cutting that paper? Here's my layout:

 This is an old, old pic of the girls on their first day of school, 2nd grade and Kindergarten. I turned to the Fancypants Off To School Collection for this one, leftovers from a Scraptastic kit. the metal elements are random...MM paper clips and a repurposed ball chain (hubby knows I hoard these things, and when he comes across one of them he'll stick it in my stash for me. What a great guy!) :) All embellishments are Fancypants Off To School.
 Next to the ball chain, I decided to add some black onyx Liquid Pearls in the shape of a heart and dots. The red square piece: I found it in the kit bag, a piece I punched squares out of ages I cut it out of the larger 12x12 paper and used it as an interesting frame-y element. Love it!

Don't forget to play along, link up your layout/card/altered item featuring metal elements in the sidebar!



Sunday, August 18, 2013

Metal Mania!

Hey XoXo-ers!

Kimmy here with challenge 2 this month: use metal elements on your page or card!
There are tons of metal products out there: flair, book plates, stick pins, buttons, flowers, photo corners, metallic paints & mists...the list goes on

Here's my 2nd project this month. In Toronto last summer there was a project where they had pianos out on the streets that were artistically decorated and anyone could come up and play them. I happened to be hanging out with a piano teacher, so I convinced her to play Josh Groban music on every one we found! (It didn't take much convincing!)

Metal used on this project: flair (Studio Calico & Bossy Joscie) key, keyhole, & photo corners (Tim Holtz). Other products came from a recent Cocoa Daisy Kit.

Your Challenge: choose some fun metal products to enhance your project & share it here with us!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Thanks from Australia

Hi Lovely XOXO Scrapbooking Followers, Its Tess here saying Thanks from Australia. We hope you are ready for some really awesome challenges and we can't wait to see what you do with them.

I purchased a few packs of MAMBI cards on my recent trip to the USA (only for them to arrive in Australia about 2 weeks later). I love these and wanted to do something with them rather than Project Life. I also fed my Washi Tape addiction with a couple of trips to Michaels, so thought it best that I use them too.

You can never have too many thank you cards laying around the house, so thought I would make a set. Really simple design, but I think it works!!

Thanks for following us and thanks for checking back today. Don't forget to upload your take on the 'Thank You Note' Challenge to be in the running for the Guest Design Team position.

p.s XOXO

Saturday, August 10, 2013

You Are Loved

Welcome to our new blog home! 

This month's theme is 

I find I need these cards the most, so this was a super easy one for me!

Made these with some Basic Grey papers & Ali Edward's stamps,
for some very special people who did a lovely thing for me.

I'm a huge fan of Josh Groban & the kids at my school
(ALL 300 of them in grades 3-5)  learned to sing one of his song
"You Are Loved" for my birthday at our school concert.
The student who did the solo was in my 4th grade class the previous year.
It was such a special gift, one I will always remember!
  I made these thank you cards for the soloist & our awesome music teacher. 

    Scraplift these or other thank you cards posted on the blog this month 
&  be sure to share your creations with us! 

                                                                      ~ Kimmy ~

Monday, August 5, 2013

Thank You Cards

With School getting ready to start! I wanted to share 2 cards I had made for my daughter's teacher and guitar instructor.

Used some of my stash of vellum quotes and eyelets.

Used SMASH tape, Cricut cut images and layered sentiment.

The school year is coming soon! Enjoy!