'I am' - a traditional scrapbooking layout using (mostly) Stampin' Up! products.

Lately, scrapbooking has been loudly calling me again. I dabble / have dabbled in pocket pages, but my heart belongs to traditional 12 x 12 pages.  

My eldest son snapped this photo of me earlier in the year, and it seemed the perfect photo to get a little grungy with inks and textures. 

 

Stampin' Up! traditional layout using texture paste, Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's the process (I should have used Gesso to seal the page which would have prevented the warping. I was out, so I went head, but will do that next time. It's flattened out fine now though). Bolded words refer to products which are linked to my online store at the end of the page.

  • My base cardstock is Smoky Slate 12x12 Stampin' Up! cardstock.. This one must have been left over from a couple of years ago as it is textured. We have the smooth now which would be fine to use too.
  • I pencilled in approximately where I wanted my picture to go, and then used Silver Embossing Paste with the Palette Knives and brick mask in the Pattern Party Decorative masks. I wasn't particularly worried to get it flat and didn't even fully cover the mask, as I wanted a grungy, random effect with the bricks.
  • I left that to completely dry, and then randomly applied Jet Black Stazon ink direct from the ink pad to dirty the brick texture up a bit.
  • My 5x7" photo is on a mat of Berry Burst A4 cardstock. I've used some of the Pick a Pattern Washi Tape (love the versatility of varying widths of tape in this 5 roll set) to frame the picture at the top and bottom.
  • I've stamped some of the great textures in Timeless Textures stamp set in various spots on my page (I used Memento Black stamped off once). This set is really versatile for scraobooking. Other embellishments  are some Mint Macaron brads (from the Basics Brads set) and Berry Burst punched arrowheads from a retired punch.
  • My title was made using some letters in my stash, as I really wanted to pick up the blue in the photo and they were perfect.

Before I get onto my journaling, here are some close ups.

Stampin' Up! traditional layout using texture paste, Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Stampin' Up! traditional layout using texture paste, Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Then this one (which makes me want to jump into the screen and push that wash tape down properly!).

Stampin' Up! traditional layout using texture paste, Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the Timeless Textures stamp set and the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.

Timeless Textures

Pattern Party

This all about me page was just about random journalling about who I am, right now. That's not a number or a measurement. Everyone needs to do this kind of journaling. It's so good for the soul. Even if it's just scribbled onto the back of a cafe napkin, just for your eyes. I think all about me pages are one of my favourite types of pages. I used the very cool Swirly Frames stamo set (PERFECT for scrapbooking and great for cards too) for my circular journaling piece. My actual journaling was a compination of my own handwriting (using the Journalling Pens), with the occasional stamped (in Memento Black) word from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. 

Stampin' Up! traditional layout using texture paste, Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at those two stamp sets. (links below my signature).

Swirly Frames

Thoughtful banners

I hope you have enjoyed this little peek into my scrapbooking process and favourite products. Hope you get to record some memories of your own soon.

See you back here again tomorrow night,

Claire

 

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Traditional 12x12 Stampin Up Layout using Urban Underground Designer Series Paper Pack

Remember when I used to scrapbook. Me too! I love it and miss it. So I did a 12x12 page, my favourite kind of Scrapbooking. The colours in this gorgeous Urban Underground Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!'s 2017 Occasions Catalogue are perfect for black and white photos. This photo of our new rescue cat Teddy isn't technically black and white, but close enough due to his colouring.

Stampin Up 12x12 scrapbooking layout using Urban Underground Designer Series Paper from Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

This was a super simple layout! Just a 5x7 photo, a few strips of the coordinated paper nd a journaling block. I did the small 'the story of' on my typewriter. The letters were from my scrapbook stash. The Stampin' Up! colours in this awesome Urban Underground paper are Basic Black, Basic Gray, Delightful Dijon, Silver and Whisper White.

Stampin Up 12x12 scrapbooking layout using Urban Underground Designer Series Paper from Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the paper and the coordinating embellishments. You can see each item in my Online Stampin' Up! Store by clicking the links at the end of this post.

Stampin Up Urban Underground 12x12 paper from Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Available in my online store in Australia.

Stampin Up Urban Underground Washi from Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Available in my online store in Australia.

Stampin Up Urban Underground embellishments from Occasions 2017 Catalogue. Available in my online store in Australia.

Thanks for stopping by today, see you tomorrow.

Claire

 

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Giveaway of Hello December Project Life card kit and accessory pack over on my Facebook Page

Hey there lovely friends.

I've put together  a video showing all those different ways I used the Stampin' Up! 2016 Hello December Project Life gift cards and accessory pack.

 

There's also a giveaway of the Card and Accessory pack over on my business Facebook page. I will draw just after 8pm Melbourne (AEDT) time December 1st. Head over to my Facebook Page  to get all the details.

It's Occasions and Saleabration catalogue pre-order time tomorrow! Yeah! This means if you join up from tomorrow you can also choose these items in your starter kit. Here's all the details about joining with me.

I'll be sending out the catalogues to all my regular customers around the 9th December.

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Enjoy!

Claire


Art With Heart Team Blog Hop: It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas

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Today some of my fabulous Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls have created some amazing Christmas projects to inspire you with the theme, It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We have tags, gift bags, teacher gift ideas, decorations and many more fun projects to create this holiday season.

I chose some gift wrapping options as my projects for this blog hop. First up I have some cute gift tags I made using the 2" x 2" cards in Project Life Hello December Accessory Kit (on special, along with the matching card kit until 11.50pm AEST Monday November 28th this week for 30% off). I love the colours in these and can't wait to see how great they looked on my Christmas gifts under the tree. To make these, I just cut pieces of  cardstock 6cm x 12cm and scored in the centre. Easy peasy!

Stampin Up Project Life Hello December gift cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop

The stars and the tree embellishments are included in the accessory pack. I just coloured the tree with a Bronze Sharpie for some added interest (bit obsessed with the copper look this year).

Stampin Up Project Life Hello December gift cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop

 

Stampin Up Project Life Hello December gift cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop

 

Next up I have a small quick and easy gift idea which fits 3 Lindt chocolate balls in perfectly. These little Christmas favors would be great for the Christmas table, co-workers, social group members and more. You can buy the clear boxes in packs of 16 for just $13.25 (Item 141699 Clear Tiny Treat Boxes) so they are very economical. I just cut three pieces of DSP 9.5cm x 4.5cm and scored in half and placed in the base and up the side on 3 sides (leaving the front side open). I then just attached a belly band of coordinating DSP and made a bow using the Bow Builder Punch. 

Stampin Up Clear Tiny Treat boxes using Bow Builder Punch. Fots 3 Lindt balls. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop

 

My final project is a decorated gift box (I recycled one of the boxes I received charms in at OnStage). I love Poinsettias. They remind me of my grandmother. The Festive Flower punch (10% off in this week's Online Extravaganza sale) has all the bits for this flower (and there's a video showing you how to use it on the Stampin' Up! You Tube channel). If you want to stamp the leaf and flower veins, the Reason for the Season stamp set is the coordinating set.

Stampin Up Poinsettia bo using Festive Flower Punch. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for Art with Heart Team Bog Hop
 

 Now it's time to check out some more festive creations. Next on the list is Mary Kelly. Enjoy!

 

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

  1. Rebecca Jacovou
  2. Ros Davidson
  3. Kathryn Ruddick
  4. Kate Morgan
  5. Rachel Palmieri
  6. Claire Daly (you are here)
  7. Mary Kelly
  8. Monika O'Neill
  9. Tina Gillespie
  10. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  11. Catherine Proctor
  12. Judy May

 

 


Barcelona Project Life Album using Stampin' Up! Hello Lovely Card Collection & Accessory Pack

Hello friends. Today I have some Memory Keeping for you :)

Earlier this year my family and I were lucky enough to spend a week in Barcelona ahead of the Stampin' Up! Mediterranean Incentive Trip. I have to say Barcelona was never on my bucket list, but wow, what an amazing City! So vibrant and cultural and colourful. I loved it!

I started Stampin' Up! as a Scrapbooker, and memory keeping has been a huge part of my Stampin' Up! journey. I love using stamps in my memory keeping, and the colour coordination Stampin' Up! offers is fabulous for scrapbookers. I also love the pocket scrapbooking trend, so was excited when Stampin' Up! partnered with Becky Higgins to release an official suite of Project Life products.

I have used the Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection and accessory pack on this album, along with lots of memorabilia from my trip and a few word / quote stickers (you will notice I use these LOTS in memory keeping and I have a big stash!).

Here's a look at some pages of my album. For the cover page I just did a 12x12" layout and then clipped some travel documents on the back. The quote top left was from one of the pillow gifts we got on the Stampin' Up! trip. I really loved this quote. The cover page is going to cover both the Barcelona portion as well as the cruise portion of my trip, hence why we have the itinerary on the reverse.

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's some of the pages (I completed 35 pages including the 2 cover pages). I loved all the beautiful plants and flowers in Barcelona. The balconies were beautiful and La Ramblas had so many flower, plant and seed stalls.

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I ended up with lots of food pictures as food is a huge part of the journey in Spain!

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's some close up peeks at some of the elements on my pages.

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Barcelona Travel album featuring Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin Up. By Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you have enjoyed this peek inside my Barcelona Project Life album. I'll be starting on some European port photos soon, so stay tuned!

Claire

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