'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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Art with Heart October Team Blog Hop: Patterned Paper

Today it's time for out Art with Heart team monthly blog hop. 

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Tonight the Art with Heart team girls are sharing some wonderful ideas to inspire you with our Designer Series Papers. This month is the start of the new Stampin’ Up! year and we have a special promotion on our Designer Series Paper, buy 3 get 1 FREE for the month of October and there is no limit!

Today I am showcasing the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, which is just beautiful. I have made a card and a double page scrapbook layout using the papers. Lets start with the card.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper and Painted Harvest stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

The sunflower paper is probably my favourite sheet in the 12 double sided paper pack. I love the colours in it, and it coordinates well with the Painted Harvest stamp set. I have used the three leaf stamp (coordinates with the new Leaf Punch too) for some extra foliage. My other flower is just cut from the patterned paper. My greeting is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set and is stamped on Early Espresso onto a Very Vanilla circle cut from the Stitched Shape Framelit.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper and Painted Harvest stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

This picture shows some additional texture I added with the burlap ribbon and gold mini sequin trim.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper and Painted Harvest stamp set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

Next up we have the double 12x12 traditional scrapbook page. This paper is amazing for nature photos and as it has the colours of the sky and plants and flowers in it. Some of the papers in this pack are definitely great for base pages as well, then you have all the other coordinating papers to embellish (I just used a total of three of the patterns in this page).

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper scrapbook page by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

This was a memory I definitely wanted to record. Our first visit back to Marysville since the town was wiped out and many people died in the 2009 bushfires. It was great to see the town was rebuilding and to see the beautiful statue in the park about new beginnings.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper scrapbook page by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Harvest paper scrapbook page by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

 

Now it's time to visit the blog of the lovely and clever Andrea Roberts. I know you will just love what Andrea has in store for you.

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The blog hop is full circle, so if you get lost anywhere, you can use this list to get back on the hop.

  1. Rachel Woollard
    2. Tina Gillespie
    3. Claire Daly
    4. Andrea Roberts
    5. Kimberly Hern
    6. Catherine Proctor
    7. Caroline Manwaring
    8. Monika O’Neill
    9. Rebecca Jacovou
    10. Ros Davidson
    11. Kate Morgan
    12. Rachel Palmieri

 

Thanks for visiting today. Have a happy day,

Claire


Art with Heart Stampin' Up! Team August Blog Hop: Holiday Catalogue Inspiration

16387394_10154010975516735_4953759083653002070_nTonight some of the Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some fun and fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new Holiday Catalogue available on 1st September until 2nd January 2018. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!

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I wanted to show you some ways I have used the Merry Little Christmas Memories and More pocket scrapbook card pack from the Holiday Catalogue. This is a pack of 72 double sided pocket scrapbook cards (52 3x4" and 20 6x4"). The pack also includes 2 sticker sheets and 4 acetate overlay cards, all for just $17.50. The colours are Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, kraft, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive and Whisper White. 

First up, I have used them in some traditional pocket scrapbooking, The sticker sheets are great for adding extra embellishment to photos (I love using words especially) and the colours are great for Christmas photos.

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You can also use the cards in 12 x 12 scrapbook layouts, either as journaling cards, or also as embellishments by cutting up the bits you need. I have used a card for the title, journaling and also the Lemon Lime Twist patterned circle top right on this layout. I've also used some of the beautiful Merry Music Designer Series Paper.

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Finally, I have used one of the 3x4 cards on a Christmas card. I really liked this card with the multicolour baubles and it was easy to coordinate the cardstock and embellishment colours. 

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I've also used a couple of other Holiday Catalogue products on this card, including the Foil Snowflakes and Year of Cheer Embellishments.

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Now it's time to visit my lovely team member Ros Davidson to see the fabulous Holiday Catalogue creations she has put together for us.

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The blog hop goes full circle, so if you get lost anywhere, just pick up using the list below.

  1. Alisha Watson
    2. Claire Daly
    3. Ros Davidson
    4. Judy May
    5. Monika O'Neill
    6. Rebecca Jacovou
    7. Rachel Palmieri
    8. Kate Morgan 
    9. Caroline Manwaring
    10. Catherine Proctor
    11. Tina Gillespie
    12. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
    13. Rachel Woollard
    14. Sharon Davern
    15. Kimberly Hern

 

Thanks for following our team blog hop today. See you back here again soon,

Claire


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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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