Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Jillibean Soup | Art from the Heart...

Hello Friends! This was one of my favourite projects created for Jillibean Soup last month.  It is a simple display board where I can clip my youngest son's endless supply of hand drawn/painted/made artwork! *grin*
The process is simple.  If you know my style by now, you know I don't like to over complicate things! All you need to create this board for yourself is the burlap frame (found over at Jillibean Soup), a bulldog clip, Happy Hues paint and a soft brush. I am using Amiable Aqua paint from the Jillibean Soup Happy Hues collection. Don't forget to have a hot glue gun handy too!

Firstly I started by sourcing the top middle of my burlap pin board. Once I found the correct spot, I hot glued my bulldog clip into place.

Next I removed any stickers and poured the paint directly onto the frame.  Using the soft brush, I followed the grain of the frame to paint the top only.  Feel free to paint your frame entirely.  I liked having the inside and outside edges raw.

After the paint dries, add a wire word to the top of your frame and using Jillibean Soup beanboard alphas, create the phrase "Art from the Heart" along the bottom.

See.  Easy Peasy.  Now all you have to do is hang the frame and add some homemade artwork. Or it could even work for school certificates, notes or a place to jot down reminders!  I love how versatile this project can be!

Thanks for joining me here today.  Don't forget to head on over to the Jillibean Soup blog to check out some other fabulous projects..x


art work by: Cameron Allinson.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jillibean Soup | Cards...

Hey there! Just popping in briefly today as it's time to share my Jillibean Soup cards for the month!  This month I've created two monotone cards in red and orange!  I also had the chance to play with some of the Happy Hues paints! Such fun!
products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Jillibean Soup (Soup Staples II); other - Jillibean Soup: happy hues (red), clear stamps (Summer Red Raspberry), pea pod parts.
"Let's Celebrate"
products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Jillibean Soup (Soup Staples II); other - Jillibean Soup: clear stamps (birthday), party playground - cake toppers, Mini Placemat; Hero Arts ombre ink.
Thanks for visiting.  Come back tomorrow to check out my "Art from the Heart" project that was created using more Jillibean Soup...x

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Week 18...

Hey there friends! Up on the Sassy blog today I am sharing my Project Life weekly spread.

I hope you come on over for a visit..x

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sassy Scrapper | Poject Life Week 17...

Hi there!  Up on the Sassy Scrappers blog today I am sharing my Project Life spread | Week 17.

I hope you will come on by for a visit...x

Friday, June 19, 2015

Bella Blvd | Campout...

Hello Friends!  I have another Bella Blvd layout to share today.  This week my challenge was to create a page using the fabulous Campout collection.  Not really a challenge for me as I had tonnes of photos to choose from.  But I did add my own twist.  I wanted to create a layout that would represent an "Under The Stars" theme..
"Cobb & Co"
products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Bella Blvd (Campout); alpha - Bella Blvd (Campout); other - Bella Blvd: chipboard icons, word strips.
Cobb & Co is one of our favourite camping grounds and I was completely inspired to create this layout from the Campout Borders patterned paper.  The quote on my page "We didn't realise we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun" is the exact sentiment we feel after every visit to this special place.
The tents (also from the Campout Borders paper) represent each of the families that we call our collective camping fam. By layering these images on top of the Under the Stars patterned paper, I have created the look I was hoping for.
If you would like to see more detail, please head on over to the Bella Blvd blog.  Thanks for visiting with me today...x

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jot Magazine | Issue 10..

Hello lovely friends! By now I'm sure you've all had a chance to check out JOT Magazine's latest issue.  If not you can find it right here...
Today I wanted to share my Project Life spread in Issue 10, part of which made the front cover!!
"PL2015 | Weeks 11&12"

These weeks were all about my adventure at the Escape 2 Create retreat!  It was here that I met so many of the gorgeous Jot Girl Design Team!  How could I not grab a group photo while so many of us were together and under the same roof?!! That's the one that ended up on the cover of Issue 10.
"page 1"
"page 2"

I had so many photos to share that many were condensed into several photo collages.

The lovely Heidi Swapp generously sponsored us with some of her product, so I was more than happy to add extra layers to my pockets. 

This was the first time I have been invited to teach. I had such a great time meeting amazing and talented people, I don't know why I initially hesitated when asked!  Thank goodness I came to my senses and just said "yes!".
Chantalle McDaniel, Kim Price & Fiona Paltridge were also asked to teach.  Chantalle and I have known each other in real life for some time and I was super excited to learn she would be joining me.  Kim and I have worked together online before but have never met IRL, so meeting her and Fiona for the first time was a complete joy!!!
Amanda Hall and Meredith Treloar are true masters when it comes to organising such an amazing event!  The details, the friendship they offer and commitment to the retreat truly blew me away!   Not to mention the space we were "playing" in and the food... OMGosh! The. Food!!!
I was very fortunate to organise and travel with Chantalle.  Our adventure together started almost immediately and the laughs didn't stop! 

On our arrival to Port Lincoln we were given a tour of this gorgeous fishing & farming town before settling into our accommodation and starting to organise our classes.


Fiona's class was up first.  I'm glad it wasn't me.  I was such a nervous wreck, just waiting for my turn!!  Miss Mixed Media (!) pushed me so far outside my comfort zone that I ended up creating a layout that I never thought would be included in my clean & simple repertoire! And it was a 12x12!
"Fiona's Class"
After finishing up with this LO it was my turn to step up and show my way of scrapping.  This was such a weird concept to me.  These ladies are already phenomenal scrappers, surely they really didn't need me there!  Everyone put me at ease very quickly though and as soon as I ditched the microphone and just started having conversations with the class, the nerves eventually left.
I taught those who did my class, how to create three different LOs from one kit.  I was amazed each time someone came to me with a fourth or fifth LO!  These lovely ladies kept on creating and I hope they've fallen in love with Bella BLVD as much I have. 
The following morning, Kim took to the spotlight.  Her class was equally enthralling to Fiona's!  Her techniques are amazing and I learnt so much! The torn layers and more of that messy stuff found it's way onto my page!
"Kim's Class"

Chantalle was lucky last in the class teaching roundup. Her interactive ideas are mind blowing!  She is so very clever and I loved every detail of her step by step.  This LO includes an intricate hidden journaling feature! LOVE it!
"Chantalle's Class"
After all the nerves bit the dust, it seemed like next to no time before we were heading home.  We were still excited and a little bit of craziness was hanging over our heads!
Flying into Adelaide with a bit of a wait between connecting flights, gave Chantalle and I a chance to catch up with our dear friend Kerryn.  It was such a lovely reunion, even though it was way too short!
Eventually we made it back home to our families.
I was excited to share with them all about my new friends, the wonderful things I had seen while I was away and how freaking cold it was compared to tropical Brisbane! LOL!!

 So, thank you for the memories girls!  I had an absolute blast!!!
(photo credit: Amanda's Mum!)
(photo credit: Tiff Firth)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Tutorial...

Hey Friends!  Want to play along with me over at Sassy Scrapper? Today I am sharing my ideas and techniques on how to catch up on your creative process.  Even if you are several weeks behind.  As long as you've continued to snap photos each week, catching up with PL2015 shouldn't be a problem with a few, simple organisational tricks!
"Week 16"
I hope you are keen to check out these ideas! And I hope to see you over at Sassy.  Thanks for visiting..x