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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Stampin' Up! 12x12 Scrapbooking Layouts using the 2016 Holiday Catalogue Products.

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Today some of my Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some fun and fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new Holiday Catalogue available now until 3rd January 2017. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!


You have come to my blog from the very talented Rachel Woollard. Blogs are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

I have decided to show you a double Christmas 12x12" scrapbooking layout to show you how many of the Holiday Catalogue products can also be used in Scrapbooking (double click for a closer look). I LOVE Christmas and love when it's time to decorate the house and tree each year. I like to capture bits and pieces which get added to the collection each year and how the house looks. Just looking at this layout makes me excited for this years Christmas. I can't wait to add the new ornaments I bought in Paris to the tree this year!

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Here's a closer look at each page individually. I have used the Presents and Pinecones Designer Series Paper and Washi Tape for my layout, and my base cardstock is the coordinating Mint Macaron from the 2015-17 InColour 12x12 cardstock pack.

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Here's a few little details of my layout. I created my own little photo descriptions on my computer as strip journaling. A bit of coiled Gold bakers twine (from the Bakers Twine Trio Pack in the Holiday Catalogue). Love the weight of this twine - perfect for using in this way. That's one of the stamped greetings from the Star of Light stamp set stamped and sitting over the twine. You can also catch a glimpse of one of the die cut Christmas words from the Christmas Greetings thinlits which I have used to embellish my page. I'm a big fan of using words on pages as they really set the scene for the emotion I hope my page conveys,

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

The greetings in the Star of Light stamp set are perfect for using on a Christmas scrapbooking layout. I stamped them in coordinating Mint Macaron ink and attached using the Presents and Pinecones Washi tape. I have used the Washi tape in lots of other places as well. It coordinates perfectly with the DSP and colours (which is why I LOVE scrapbooking with Stampin' Up! products) and I find it's great to fill spaces and create flow through the layout. This is especially important in double page layouts.

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

The Starlight Thinlit dies which coordinate with the Star of Light Stamp set make fabulous embellishments. I have cut this one using Copper foil cardstock and a layer of Vellum. The piece in the middle is a White Perfect Accents shape, coloured with a bronze Sharpie. Looks great with the Copper Foil I think.

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I'm a fan of using coordinating colour enamel shapes to highlight journaling strips. Love you can get these packs of enamel shapes in our colour groups. I'm always reaching for them.

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I did my title on the computer. It's easy to find the RGB codes for our Stampin' Up! colours using a Google search, and that's how I often print my titles for scrapbook pages if I'm not stamping them.

Stampin Up Scrapbooking 12x12 layout using 2016 Holiday Catalogue products Star of Liht bundle, Presents and Pinecones DSP and Washi tape, Christmas Greetings thinlits. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

I hope this has given you some ideas for getting some memories down on paper today. Scrapbooking is such a rewarding hobby and I have been doing it for over 14 years now and so grateful to have so many fabulous family memories captured.

Now it's time to move onto the next Art With Heart team member blog. Next up is Judy May. You will love Judy's fabulous creations and attention to detail. 

Art With Heart Stampin Up Team Australia. Claire Daly.

If you get lost anywhere along the line, or find a broken link, here's a full list of who is participating so you can get started again.

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

Thanks for hopping with the Art With Heart team girls today. 

Claire


Stampin' Up! 12x12 layout using Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

Today I have a traditional scrapbooking layout for you using Stampin' Up! 2016 Holiday Catalogue products. As soon as the Holiday Catalogue comes out, I always feel like scrapbooking for some reason. Not sure why that could be, maybe getting all nostalgic, or remembering last years Christmas stories that I want to record? Whatever it is I hope the feeling continues and I get more memories down on paper.

Here's today's layout. This story is going to be about how my son loves to make Xmas treats each year, and how he always takes a plate of what he's made over to our elderly neighbour. 

Stampin Up scrapbooking layout using Candy Cane Lane DSP from 2016 Holiday Catalogue. 12x12 Layout by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I've used the Stampin' Up! Candy Cane Lane Designer Series paper, which is a lovely combination of Real Red, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso with white. I've used Kraft cardstock for the base and added in some Mint Macaron for some highlight colour.

Stampin Up scrapbooking layout using Candy Cane Lane DSP from 2016 Holiday Catalogue. 12x12 Layout by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This is a pretty easy layout to duplicate for any occasion. Here are the measurements:

  • Base cardstock is 12x12"
  • Each patterned paper square is 3x3"
  • Each of the smaller cardstock squares behind the photos is 3 x 3" with the photos 2&5/8 x 2&5/8" square.
  • The journalling piece in the right bottom corner is 3" x 6&1/8"

Stampin Up scrapbooking layout using Candy Cane Lane DSP from 2016 Holiday Catalogue. 12x12 Layout by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For the embellishments I have used punched circles, cut out shapes from Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper and enamel shapes. The word strips are from a past Stampin' Up! Project Life kit, and the letters were from my rather large lettering stash.

Stampin Up scrapbooking layout using Candy Cane Lane DSP from 2016 Holiday Catalogue. 12x12 Layout by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up scrapbooking layout using Candy Cane Lane DSP from 2016 Holiday Catalogue. 12x12 Layout by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This page has reminded me how much I still LOVE doing 12x12 traditional scrapbook pages. Looking forward to doing some more for you really soon!

Thanks for visiting today, hope to see you back here soon,

Claire

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Art With Heart Team Blog Hop: Memory Keeping

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Welcome to my Art With Heart Team Blog Hop for November. This month some of the girls are focusing on Memory Keeping (Scrapbooking/Project Life). We all take photos right? Well, capturing every day moments is so special and we need to document these to cherish. We are all passionate about memory keeping and we want to continue to inspire each other, and you, as we move forward in 2016!

First up I have a traditional scrapbook page of a favourite photo from last Christmas. I have used the Words of Truth stamp set on this page, along with the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper

Stampin Up Scrapbook Page 2015 Claire Daly Australia. Using Words of Truth stamp set and Everyday Chic DSP.

 

I have white embossed the title (be sure to use the embossing buddy when embossing white on black). Then I stamped the other phrases from the set and used them as journalling. For some additional journalling I downloaded a free typewriter font, and used that on a spare journalling card. I've also added an antique brad and a spare wooden heart I had leftover from a card kit.

Stampin Up Scrapbook Page 2015 Claire Daly Australia. Using Words of Truth stamp set and Everyday Chic DSP.

 

You will LOVE the Words of Truth stamp set by Stampin' Up!. Just use the title or item number 139397 in the search box in  my online store (red button top right column).

Words of Truth Stamp Set by Stampin Up

 

I also have another page to show you form the Project Life New York album I am working on. The Project Life by Stampin' Up! Let's Get Away Card Collection is awesome for travel pages!

Project Life by Stampin Up Let's Get Away Travel page New York by Claire Daly

I love how easy it is to tell your story as you go with Project Life. Just pop in the journalling cards and write away. I also use punches to cut out bits of other cards to add additional bits and pieces to the cards sometimes (such as the punched out world shape centre top.

Here is a closer look at the Project Life by Stampin' Up! Card Collection, Accessory Pack and coordinating stamp set. All of these can be purchased in my online store (red button top right) under the Project Life section.

Stampin Up Project Life Travel Lets get away cards

Stampin Up Project Life Travel Lets Get Away Accessory Kit

Stampin Up Project Life Travel Lets Get Away stamp set

 

Now it's time to see what the other girls in the blog hop are up to. Next in line we have Alisha Watson.

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If you get lost at any stage, here are the list of today's participants:

  1. Claire Daly
  2. Alisha Watson
  3. Ros Davidson
  4. Tina Gillespie
  5. Kathryn Ruddick
  6. Kate Morgan

 

Have a great day and see you back here soon.

Claire.

 


Project Life Happy Times by Stampin' Up!

Today is our monthly blog hop with the MKPLSU (Memory Keeping with Project Life Stampin' Up! Facebook Group) Design Team. This month we are using the new Happy Times Card Kit and matching Accessory Pack from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Happy Times Project Life by Stampin' Up! Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

It's a lovely card collection which is great for family photos, everyday photos and as I have done here Convention photos! The colours from South Pacific Convention matched beautifully with the cards. Here's a look at the products (link to individual products in the online store at end of post):

Happy Times bundle

Here's a closer look at each of my pages:

Stampin Up Project Life Happy Times Claire Daly www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Happy Times 3

Happy Times 4

You can check out what some other Demonstrators around the world have done with the Stampin' Up! Happy Times Project Life set here: 

Tina Gillespie, Australia 

Elizabeth Richards Peterson, USA

Julie Kettlewell, UK

Constanze Wirtz, Germany 

Kate Denyer, UK

Janet Morrow-Wakeland, USA

For a closer look at the Happy Times Project Life Stampin Up supplies, click on the links at the bottom of this post.

Have a great week. and thanks for pooping by today,

Claire

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Project Life Stampin' Up!: New Moments Like This Kit Blog Hop

Hello there. Something a little bit different for you today, Project Life memory keeping with the Memory Keeping with Project Life Stampin' Up! (MKPLSU) Design Team girls around the world.

Moments Like This is one of the great new card kits (with matching accessories and stamp set) in the 2015/16 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. The colours are a very on trend Gold Foil, white, black, Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder.

My sister was kind enough to wear a watermelon coloured jacket to our recent family reunion on my Perth holiday, which made these photos perfect to scrap with this kit. Thanks, sis!

Project Life Stampin Up Moments Like This by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Project Life Stampin Up Moments Like This by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Project Life Stampin Up Moments Like This by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

I had fun choosing the cards and using the accessory pack to customise some of the cards using the trendy stickers and sequins. My title, and a couple of the phrases (I had to include "family is everything" as I say that all the time to my boys) and strip journaling were done using my computer. Really happy how these pages turned out.

Project Life Stampin Up Moments Like This by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Project Life Stampin Up Moments Like This by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Project Life Stampin Up Moments Like This by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

For the title, I also added some stamping, by using the matching stamp set to stamp the day of the week in Mint Macaron. I also added some cardstock to this card. One of the great benefits of using Stampin' Up! cards is the catalogue tells you which of our cardstock colours perfectly match the card sets.

Project Life Stampin Up Moments Like This by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Here's a quick look a the Moments Like These Products. You can view any of these in the online store by clicking the links a the end of my post.

Project Life Moments Like This Stampin Up

Project Life Moments Like This Accessories Stampin Up

Moments Like This stamp set Project Life Stampin Up

Now it's time to visit the other lovely MKPLSU Design Team girls around the world and see what they have been creating with this lovely Project Life set.

Julie Kettlewell, UK

Constanze Wirtz, Germany 

Elizabeth Richards Peterson, USA

Kate Denyer, UK

Delys Cram - New Zealand

Janet Morrow-Wakeland, USA

  

I hope you have enjoyed today's memory keeping project. See you again soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Project Life Gratitude Page with some PL Stampin' friends

I have something a little different for you today: a Project Life style scrapbook page celebrating Gratitude. This is our monthly challenge over on the Memory Keeping with Project Life Stampin' Up! Facebook Group (MKPLSU), and I have some lovely Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends from around the world participating, and you can visit them too.

Stampin Up Project Life Page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia

Scrapbooking is very much about journalling to me, and with a subject as close to my heart as being thankful, there was no stopping me! I decided to make the three 4x6 pockets journalling blocks and just journaled until they were full. That gave me room for 55 things. I stamped some of my individual thank you stamps in Smoky Slate over the top of the journalling, and mounted the journalling on cardstock to match the Everyday Adventure Card Collection. I also popped some In Color sequins into the journalling pockets and sealed the tops of those pockets using clear labels from the office store, so the sequins dont fall out. Sequins are great to add some interest to journalling pockets because you can move them around and still read the journalling! The rest of the pockets were filled with stamping, and quotes I love about being thankful and happy.

Stampin Up Project Life Page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia

For these two pocket cars I started with blank grid cards. The stamps are all from Stampin' Up!'s Gratitude for Days stamp set (see links below) which is a photopolymer set and easy to place exactly where you want. On the top left of the photo card that is a combination of 2 stamps in the set, but I love how they work together. On the right hand side I have stamped 'gratitude' onto washi tape to highlight the word (used Stazon). The rest of the title was made with my dymo, which I haven't used for ages, but is good to mix things up a bit! 

Stampin Up Project Life Page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia

The two base cards here are from Stampin' Up!'s Everyday Adventure Card Collection. I've just added some patterned paper to the card on the left and some washi tape, rhinestones and a favourite Winnie the Pooh quote on the right hand card. On several of the cards I have hand-drawn a border using my project life journalling pens.

Stampin Up Project Life Page by Claire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia

These are two more base cards from the Everyday Adventure set, with a couple of my favourite printable quotes from Pintrest. You can check out all the supplies I have used in this months page, using the links below my signature. If there is anything you like, you can either buy directly in the online store or I am happy to take orders by email and phone too.

I have lots of talented demo friends creating a gratitude page as part of the MKPLSU Design Team Challenge. You can visit their blogs here:

Delys Cram - New Zealand

Julie Kettlewell - UK

Constanze Wirtz - Germany

Tina Gillespie - South Australia

Janet Morrow Wakeland - USA

Kim Holterman - Netherlands

Kimberly VanDiepen - USA

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you get the opportunity to get stuck into some memory keeping this week. 

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See you back here again soon,

Claire

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Project Life by Stampin' Up! available in Australia from today!

Woohoo - a selected range of Project Life by Stampin' Up! goodies are now available to buy in my online shop. The full collection will be available on July 1st when the new catalogue launches. Project Life is a great way to get those digital prints out of your memory card into an album quickly so that your family can enjoy them.

Project Life by Stampin' Up! available in Australia from today! Claire daly Stampin Up Demo Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I have put together some samples for you and links to the items available from today. I have two ways you can learn lots more about using Project Life by Stampin' Up! and putting a variety of types of albums together.

  • I have a Project Life Hostess of the month club. Get a free catalogue, 3 free projects a month and earn $50 product of your choice the month you are hostess. Details HERE.
  • All my customers who purchase Project Life from me, can access my customer only project Life Facebook Page where I will be posting lots of extra pages and tips. All you need to do is purchase some of the products from me (you don't have to be in a club, but club members are of course included too) and I'll invite you in by email.

Here is a quick page I have completed with just the variety pack of page protectors, the Everyday Adventure card kit and the journaling pens. Very quick and easy. You could make LOTS of pages with just these supplies and the simple tricks I will be showing my customers to make their own cards and customise with Stampin' Up!'s awesome colour coordination.

Project Life by Stampin' Up! available in Australia from today! Claire daly Stampin Up Demo Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Here's another page I have made, adding a few other punched bits and pieces. My fave punches to use with Project Life are the Chevron Border Punch and the Bitty banner Punch. Links to both are at the end of the post.

Project Life by Stampin' Up! available in Australia from today! Claire daly Stampin Up Demo Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

If you like your corners rounded, we also have the Project Life punch, and the Framelits to use with your BigShot or other die cutting machine. here's a 6x8 page I did just using ne 6x4 photo, some DSP, a stamped grid card and an embellishment from my stash. (The 6x8 page protector and album will be available frm July 1st).

Project Life by Stampin Up. Page by Claire Daly, Stampin' up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Project Life by Stampin' Up! available in Australia from today! Claire daly Stampin Up Demo Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Here's a link to the individual products available from today in my online Stampin' Up! store.  We have lots more products coming on July 1st, including additional card ranges and accessory packs, 12x12 and 6x8 albums and the 6x8 page protectors. If you have any questions about products, contact me at anytime.

Looking forward to bringing you lots more Project Life by Stampin'up!


My Digital Studio (MDS) Scrapbooking catch up.

This is just a catch up post, as when I was sorting through my My Digital Studio (MDS) folder today, I found a few layouts I realized I haven't blogged. I like to mix it up with my scrapbooking. Some paper layouts, some hybrid and some digital. I used to use Photoshop, but since Stampin' Up! released My Digital Studio in Australia in March, and I realised how intutive and powerful the program was, I have been using that. 

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My Project 27-001

Managers Reception 2013-001

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Stampin' Up! Mini Album using Mini Memories Simply Created Album Kit ....

It's been a while (as you will see in the photos!) but recently I made a mini album of memories from my 40th birthday using the Mini Memories Simply Created Album Kit in the Stampin'  Up! Occasions catalogue.

The kit is so gorgeous - lovely colours (Calypso Coral, Crisp Canteloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Summer Starfruit, Real Red) coordinated with natural kraft colour and some natural insert pages. Here is are some of my album pages. First the cover:

1 Cover

 

There are a few printed pages, as well as more neutral and natural kraft pages. 

Blog 1

 

This page shows the doily and printed kraft bag that is part of the kit. I added the lace and sequin trim.

 

Blog 5

 

There are also some printed vellum pages.

Blog 2

I stamped some die cut top note shapes for extra journalling spaces.

Blog 4

Blog 3

I hope you like this little peek at my 40th birthday album. I really love this cute mini album kit and have already purchased another one for another project. It's just $23.95 and you can buy it online HERE or by email.

Mini Memories Kit Contents

 

 Mini album kit 1

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Claire

 


Stampin' Up! Scrapbooking with Sweet Sorbet Saleabration DSP

Something a little bit different for you today. A scrapbook page of my big boy over 11 years ago when he was just 8 months old. Love those curls!

Sweet Sorbet Stampin Up! Scrapbooking

I've use the Stampin' Up! Sweet Sorbet DSP, which is the pack of twelve 12x12" sheets you can choose FREE with a $90 order during our Saleabration promotion which goes from today until March 31st. Here's a couple of close up photos. I did some stamping under the die cut letter, and also as a title.

Sweet Sorbet Layout Josh close up 1

 I cut various size flags in different patterns of DSP using Framelit Dies and the Banner Punch (another Saleabration freebie). These were adhered under the photo.

Sweet Sorbet Layout Josh close up 2

I tied Soft Sky seam binding ribbon around the photo, together with gold bakers twine which is a new product in the Occasions Seasonal Catalogue. I also tied a scrap of crochet trim into the knot for a bit of extra texture.

Sweet Sorbet Layout Josh close up 3

 

To View the New Occasions Catalogue products online, just click HERE or on the image below. If you would like to get a copy in the mail (and a copy of the Saleabration catalogue too) just contact me.

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Thanks for spending some time on my blog today. I'll see you back here again soon,

Claire


Scrapbooking and Mini Album with the Thinlits Card Dies

The Stampin' Up! Thinits Card Dies were released in Australia this week. We all know they make snazzy cards, but did you know you can make mini albums and scrapbook page elements with these too? Here's some projects I did for Stampin' Up! and the Scrapbooking Memories blog with a travel theme. 

First up a 12x12 page with hidden journalling and photos:

scrapbooking thinlits card dies

SM layout 1

and here it is open, showing the hidden sections (the bit clipped down, and the pull tab on the right hand side):

SM layout 4

Next up, a photo mini album. Just love how this turned out! 

SM mini album 1a

All the extra little bits and pieces that go with the Thinlits dies are perfect for inside the album too.

Thinlits Card Dies mini album
Thinlits Card Dies Mini Album
I got the dimension in the custom alphabet, by cutting the letters out (using the Typeset Alphabet Die in my Bigshot) in chipboard first, and then in the coordinating cardstock and adhering them together. That way you can have custom chipboard letters in all the Stampin' Up! colours.

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Finally, a matching card! 

Thinlits card dies stampin up
If you would like to recreate these projects, here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies I have used. You can purchase them by email, or in my online store. If you are making your first purchase in my online store, make sure you tick 'allow demonstrator to contact me' when you set up your profile. That way I can pass on all my cool customer only benefits!

Thinlits Card Dies

  Thinlits pic

I Am Me Designer Series Paper Pack (12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double sided 12x12 designs)

I am me DSP

Around The World Stamp Set  (images coordinate with the images in the Designer Series Paper)

Around The World

Typeset Alpha Die for your BigShot or other die cutting machine

Typeset Bigz Die

Hope you have lots of fun with these projects. See you back bere again soon,

Claire 

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First Convention Page ....

Each year I do some digital layouts of Convention. You can view past Conventions here. I like to focus on the people I spend time with, the team shots and the little things which make Convention special to me. 

Here's my first page for 2013 Convention. I love these grainy, less than perfect selfies I took which some favourite people I caught up with on the steps before a general session, along with a picture of my dear friend Sharon who was attending her first Convention.

Convention Friends Selfies 600 x 600

To create this page, and for the other Convention pages I will do, I have used the digital This and That kit. I love the colours and distressed look of these papers and embellishments. You can check it out here in my online store.

This and That Digital Kit
I hope to get some more pages from Convention done soon.  

Have a great weekend,

Claire


My Digital Studio (MDS): Working with DSP Patterned Paper Layers

Hi everyone. Having more fun playing with My Digital Studio, learning as I go.I have had questions from my customers about how to do some things in MDS, so I have started some simple 'how to' videos as I learn and discover things myself. Hopefully this will be helpful to someone else too. I don't think I will ever go 100% digital but I love how quick and easy (and mess free!) these layouts can be!

The first thing I wanted to learn was to how to layer and manipulate patterned paper layers, as I use this style a lot in my layouts. Here is the layout I created.

My Digital Studio layout
I have used the gorgeous Springtime Vintage digital paper pack, which you can buy in the Stampin' Up! Online Store for just $5.50. Isn't it lovely? Perfect for so many styles of layouts. I also used one of the many free DSP packs that comes with the package. 

Springtime Vintage

If you would like to learn a little about resizing, altering and layering patterned papers without them pixelating, this short video might help you. 

 

If you would like to have a play around with MDS, you can download a free 30 day trial in the unload store here. It comes with free elements to play with, and if you buy the program for $24.95 (which you can do anytime, before or after downloading the free trial) you have heaps more elements included as well. It's awesome value!

Hope you have lots of fun! See you back here soon with more paper and digital creations,

Claire 

 


Saying goodbye to the Watercolour Crayons ....

Stampin' Up! made the announcement today that due to some changes with the supplier, they have decided to retire the Watercolour Wonder Crayons and Watercolour Pencils. These items will only be available until current stocks are sold out.

The Watercolour Pencils are just one set of 24, but the Watercolour Wonder Crayons are available in the colour sets, for $29.95 each.

Wc crayons

They are fabulous to colour with, you jut dab your Aquapainter or Blender pen directly onto the crayon tip and colour away. Here's a favourite layout I did lots of years ago, with all the colouring done using the Watercolour Crayons and an Aquapainter. I love the softer effect it gives.

Life LO
If you want to grab some before they sell out, email me, or head over to the online store.

Be back soon with some pretty things to show. 

Claire


Trying out some My Digital Studio Scrapbooking ....

I've been having fun getting to know the new My Digital Studio scrapbooking program that was released in Australia this week. Here are my first two pages I have been able to come up with.

My Digital Studio MDS Scrapbooking Stampin Up
My Digital Studio MDS Scrapbooking Stampin Up
The program is available as a 30 Day free trial download and then will cost just $24.95. Both the trial and buy it versions contain lots of great elements and templates to help you get started. There ar lots more yummy things in my online store though, starting at a low $1.50.

If you have any questions about using MDS, just let me know and I  would be happy to help. Just email me. Iam also offering one on one in person instruction from mid April at my house in Melbourne with a minimum purchase.

Have fun playing with MDS,

Claire

 


Stampin' Up! Scrapbooking with World Spectacular DSP ........

It was the colours that first attracted me to this lovely DSP when I saw it in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Then I had a closer look and realized what a versatile DSP it was. Great for scrapbooking but also male and kids cards. The DSP was perfect for this focus page of my Melbourne Show photos.

Melbourne show layout

A few other elements I have used on this page:

  • The Chevron DSP is from Sunshine and Sprinkles in the Seasonal Catalogue
  • The flags are hand-cut from a combination of the two DSPs and secured onto some linen thread wrapped around some Island Indigo Polka Dot Brads.
  • The Ticket Duo punch has been combined with the That's the Ticket stamp set for some extra elements on the banner and journalling block.

I really enjoyed this page. There will definitely be some more pages coming soon.

Hope you are having a happy and creative week. It has finally (touch wood) cooled down in Melbourne after our record breaking heatwave. Myself, the family, Oscar the dog, my garden and air conditioner are all giving a huge sigh of relief. Bring on autumn I say !

Claire

 


A Stampin' Up! Layout ....

Just a quick post for you today to share this layout of Sam. A couple of years ago we bought him a Skimmer board on holidays and he has had a go each year, but this year he really got the hang of it and spent hours and hours doing it. At one stage Paul had random kids from the beach sitting in a row next to him while they lined up to have a go too.

I took these 3 shots with the action mode on my Canon 60D and they really tell the story I think.

stampin up scrapbooking

I have just cut some circles from Everyday Enchantment and Cheerful Treat DSP, and some random embellishments form my stash. A quick and easy page.

What story would you like to record for your family this week? Get out those papers and tell the story!

Claire xx


A special Saleabration layout ...

I really loved this photo of my husband Paul and I that Josh took on New Years Eve. We are in a good place right now and I think this photo shows that, so Iwanted to make a special layout using the Everyday Enchantment Saleabration papers. I have also used the Fresh Vintage stamp set (another free Saleabration item you can choose with a $100 order) and you can also see a couple of the matching brads from the Everyday Enchantment ribbon and brad Saleabration pack.

2 Us wm

More about this photo and layout. Just reflections really. It takes a lot of giving and taking to make a marriage work and there have been times where the stress of us all trying to adjust and work through lifes challenges (and there were some big ones with IVF, losing my Dad and brother and then working through getting Josh diagnosed and help for his sensory issues) had us both going a little nuts. Right now though it feels like we have learnt so much from those challenges and we are working great as a team and each have a much deeper appreciation of each other and what we need to be happy. Life is good.

I had a couple of single girlfriends come and join us for a few days at the beach when we were away last week (lots of pics and layouts coming!) and they reminded me how lucky I am to have such a lovely husband that does so much for us all. Often it's just the little things like today when I was getting ready for work, he sensed I was running a little late so while I was in the shower he took my car down and filled it with petrol so I wouldn't have to and cooled the car down for me. Made me happy (I did say it's the little things!).

Stay tuned for some more Paul layouts coming up!