Friday, 27 May 2011

Lovers Mini Scrapbook

G'day everyone!

Over the last two nights, instead of doing my economics assignment (which is due on Monday and I have over 1700 words still to write... and then there are other assignments to be done too), I made a mini!
It was inspired by Laura's (from following the paper trail: tutorial found Snip and Fold Mini Album.

Mine is a present I want to give to my boyfriend. We've been together for over two years and I wanted to create something that was cute and had some of my favourite photos in it of us too from special points.

This mini was so easy to make - the main bulk of it is made from one A4 sheet of paper. REALLY easy. See the tutorial above for more info.

This is also the first time I've tried using tags! It was fun. Might do it again some day.

So... the pictures!

The cover... pretty blank, not much to it... but I love the pattern on it! Just made from card stock.

An example of the tags. So one side is a photo of Terry and I (with a stamp underneath) and on the back is some journaling (another cute little stamp - this is another one from my favourite red dot shop!)

What the inside looks like.

I LOVE THIS BUTTERFLY STAMP! I have a lot of fun aging the paper too.

So the next thing I am thinking of doing (once I do my assignments for uni) is experiment with distressing ink - since so many scrappers go on about it... and try some embossing too. Looks cool.

See you for now!

- Kirilee

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Spreading the scrapbooking love

A little something from Once Upon A... Sketch:
Hello there!

How would you like to win one of these? 

The absolutely gorgeous May kit from My Scrapbook Nook??

Once Upon A ..Sketch is giving one, right now!!

All you need to do is this..

1. Follow the Once Upon A ...Sketch Blog
2. Copy this exact information and post about this on your blog, together with the May kit picture and a link back to Once Upon A Sketch
3. Make sure you also post the information about the current offer at the Nook listed below. 
3. Link your post using the Link Tool at the bottom of this post!

That is it! You have until the end of the current challenge, which is midnight May 31st, Australian Eastern Standard Time. I will draw a random winner soon after.

My Scrapbook Nook is offering a wonderful offer for a limited time only!Sign up for 6 months and receive the May kit for free......great deal! 

Or Sign up for 12months and get the 13th kit free!!!!!!!!!

  Kits value between $31- $34 – Yours for only $29.50. This way we ensure that you receive a fully loaded kit each month. We will also offer combined shipping with any add-ons or goodies from the store you need.

Tell a friend and if they sign up email us at and give us your friends name and we will give you a $5.00 store credit. Good only while supplies last.

Go for it!

Dot's (belated birthday card)

G'day all!

I just wanted to share with you this card I made last night. I am super proud of it because I feel like it is a lot more interesting to look at than the last card I created for Mum.
This one is for my friend Dot who I think is a very fun and fun loving individual... so I tried to make a card to match how I see her :) What do you think?

The front cover. Finally got to use my patterned scissors my boyfriend bought me! I love the butterfly and lettering... from Red Dot again. I swear, I'm buying them out of stuff.

Flutter flutter!

Inside the card. I used the same patterned paper from the front page. And easy to write on.

Matching envelope!

Now ladies (and gents) it is up to you to let me know if you have any suggestions or general feedback!


Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Mum's birthday card

G'day everyone!

So I wanted to share with you some photos of a quick, cute card I made for my mum's birthday. It is the first card I've done for a couple of years, so it is pretty simple.

The card from the front-ish. Mum loves dogs, so when I saw this embellishment as a pack of 2 for a $1, I couldn't resist. I love red dot - have some crazy cute scrapbooking stuff. Shame it is quite random in its stock.

Another view of the doggy. The lace print is my favourite stamp. It is part of a four clear stick on stamp set... some pretties!

Simple with lots of space to write a personal message

 The lace stamp again but this time with another stamp I love but don't get to use too often. It is part of a pretty nifty set I bought from red dot again... I think the set of 3 cost me $2... and it is brilliant!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

First post & First from Scratch Scrapbook!

G'day everyone!

Welcome to my very first post! I'm very excited because I used to have a livejournal ages ago, just where I could journal a bit about everything, and I miss it. But I just felt like I needed something with a bit more direction. So I thought, why not a blog about my arts and crafts loves?

So, the very first thing I would like to share with you is my newest scrapbook that I created from my friend Olivia. Now I had never made a scrapbook from scratch, so this was an experiment in itself. I decided to keep it simple and for the first time, really try to stick to a colour theme. So I tried sticking to Grey/Silver, Yellow/Gold, & Purples (Purple is Olivia's favourite colour :)).

There is something else I should tell you. The pages are made from plastic bags. I saw this cool tutorial by Laura from following the paper trail (Youtube video: How to turn plastic bags into scrapbooking pages & Blog Spot: Following the Paper Trail) that made me really excited. So I gave it a crack, and I love how much texture each page had. Seriously, if you love scrapbooking, you have to try it. I would love to do another one of these at some point and make a scrapbook out of completely recycle-able items.

So without further hesistation... the scrapbook! It is all about Olivia and some of the characters she has played on stage. With each photo I've included a Shakespearean piece of text that has something to do with the character she was playing or the play she was in. (She is very passionate about Shakespeare :)).

The Front (& Back) Cover

A sample page... photo, Shakespearean text, flowers...

See how much texture the pages have? MUCH LOVE!

Probably one of my two favourite quotes... and also a close up of a page... look at that texture!

So that is me for now. I have a card I made for my mum's birthday that I plan on telling you about later. Other than that, if you know Olivia - don't tell her about the scrapbook. I just wanted to share it with everyone except her. She'll be getting it soon enough :P

((I also made a video about this scrapbook - but it isn't so great :) - Video of some Australian talking....))

See you all later!
- Kirilee