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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Happy Father's Day

Wow I cant believe that it's been a week since I last posted and to be honest I cant say I have been very productive either. 

The week has been filled with packing extra kits of my I Scream page for Memory Square and running around with the girls @ exams.  I thank God exams are almost over but then "sniff sniff" Shannon, my eldest is leaving on Europe Tour with her school (where are the days going to Cape Town on school tour was huge) - oh I forgot, those where the days when I was her age.... LOL how time has changed.

Well yesterday I got to spend the day with my DADDY and MOMMY.  What an awesome day we had, together my my husband and youngest daughter we went to Harrie's Pancake in Cullinan and had the amost amazing Pancakes "Yummy", after that we did some tea garden hopping send some time @ Kitty Aerodrome as my DADDY loves watching planes take off and land, so yes my day yesterday was spent with my amazing DADDY who I love so much so DADDY 'HAPPY FATHER'S DAY'.

Our Family - My brother is USA
With it being Father's Day, I though I would share this layout I did with another amazing DADDY, my brother who lives in America.  I must say the time I spent visiting them almost 2 years ago now, I was truly amazed at what an awesome daddy my brother is.

As my gift to you here are the notes for this layout, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


Photo sizes: 1 of 7 x 5.5” Landscape, 1 of 5.5 x 3.5” Landscape, 1 of 3.5 x 5.5” Portrait, 2 of 2” square, 3 of 3.25 x 2.25” Landscape, 1 of 7.5 x 5.5” Landscape, 2 of 3.5 x 6.25” Portrait
Product needed: 2 background {Barn Door} patterned papers, 2 black cardstock, 2 die-cut sheets {banners & die cuts}, 4 other patterned papers {2 x Charlotte & 2 x Trellis}, 1 metal latch, 6 brads, 1 pearl, 1 large bling, ribbon

Tools required: Stapler, Cricut machine “Black letter font” 1” “OUR” & “1.5” “Family”, sanding block, trimmer, paper piercer, glue {double sided tape, glossy accents}
Left Hand page:-
File folder vertical booklet:
1.    Cut 4 pieces from the “Charlotte” {Cream} measuring – 4.5 x 2.5”, 4.5 x 3.5”, 4.5 x 4.5”, 4.5 x 5.5” – Sand edges
        Cut 4 pieces from the “Black” cardstock measuring – 4.5 x 2 5/8”, 4.5 x 3 5/8”, 4.5 x 4 5/8”
2.    Stick the black to the back of the cream so that a small section of the black is showing @ the top.
3.    Now stick the pieces one at a time using double sided tape on the left & right hand sides as well as the bottom {make sure you only you a narrow double sided tape}.
4.    Stick this to the background paper +- 5/8” from the left and ¼” from the top.
5.    Punch out the file folders that measure +- 3 5/8 x 3” including the tab.
6.    Stick the photos 3 ¼ x 2 ¼” onto the file folders and slip into the vertical booklet.
7.    Decorate the front as per the original layout.
1.                   Cut the black cardstock 8 ¾ x 6 ¾”
2.                   Cut “Charlotte” {Cream} paper measuring – 8 ½ x 6 ½”  - Sand edges
3.                   Stick this to the black cardstock and score +- 3/8” from the left hand side and stick this to the background patterned paper +- ¼” from the left & ¼” from the bottom.
4.                   Cut the following sizes from the “Trellis” patterned paper for the booklet –  8 x 6” {Use this on the top of the booklet by stick this flush with the scored section on the left which should leave an even border of the “Cream” paper all round – Photo 7 x 5 ½”, raise the die-cut “Premium Lifestyle forever” die-cut in the bottom left hand corner on top of the photo & 3 smaller banner in the top right hand corner under the photo
Second piece measures – 8 ½ x 6 ¾” {Use this on the inside left of the booklet – ONLY ONCE YOU HAVE SECURED THE LATCH WITH BRADS AS THIS PAPER HIDES THE BACK OF THE BRADS} – Photo’s 3 ½ x 6 ¼” Portrait x 2.  The latch is attached in the middle of the booklet on the right hand side.
Third piece measure – 8 x 6” {Use this piece on the inside right – sticking this to the background paper lining up the bottom with the bottom of the flap – Photo 7 ½ x 5 ½” Landscape {ONLY STICK THIS FLATE ONCE YOU HAVE USED 3 OF THE BANNER @ THE BOTTOM RIGHT UNDER THE LATCH – SEE ORIGINAL  LAYOUT FOR PLACEMENT}
Right hand page:-
1.                   Cut 2 rectangles from the “Charlotte” patterned paper {Cream} measuring 6 ½ x 4 ½” – Sand edges
2.                   Cut 2 rectangles from the black cardstock measuring 4 x 6” and stick on top of the {Cream} paper
3.                   Photo’s 5 ½ x 3 ½” one landscape & one Portrait.  Stick this on top of the Cream & Black cardstock.  The Landscape photo is stuck +- ¼” from the left hand side & 3/8” from the bottom. 
4.                   Staple the “Me & You” ticket on top of the photo flush with the left of the photo mats towards the top.
5.                   Stick the Portrait photo’s matted +- 3/8” from the right hand side & 3/8” from the bottom

Bunting {Banner across left and right hand page}:-
Tip:  I find it easier to secure the two back ground pattern papers together on the back before trying to place the “bunting” and then cut it afterwards.
1.                   Punch out all the long banners and all the triangle flags as well as the ticket “good time admit one”, “100 % sweet” and the “Clock – matted on black cardstock”
2.                   Layer the banners & triangle flags in a semi-circle along the top of the background paper, 1 have 2 of the large banner on the left hand side & 3 on the right hand side.  I placed them so the top end just touch each other and then I stuck the triangle flags over the join so the triangle flag is in between. 
3.                   I stapled the “good time” ticket to the top of the 2nd long banner.
4.                   Now using “glossy accents” along the top edge of the entire banner stick the ribbon along the top so it looks like the bunting is hanging off the ribbon.
5.                   Stick the “100 % sweet” die-cut to the 4th long banner toward the bottom…stick it flat
6.                   Stick the “matted clock” die-cut to the 1st long banner towards the banner and use a flat back pearl to the centre of the clock.
7.                   Now cut the following pieces to create the photo mats of the 2 photos that are 2” square.
2 x Cream – 2 ¾” square – sand edges           
2 x Black cardstock – 2 ½” square
2 x Trellis – 2 ¼” square
2 x Photo – 2” square – sand edges
Stick the pieces one on top of the other then raise on foam squares.  The one gets stuck on the 3rd long banner towards the bottom & the second one gets stuck on the 5th long banner mid way also raised on foam squares.
1.                   Cut the heading on the cricut or similar the alphabet used is “Blackletter” – the word “OUR” is cut @ 1” and the word “Family” is cut @ 1 ½”.
See the original layout for placement.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Fun time creating

Good evening ladies, trust you have had a blessed weekend like I have.  Really busy but so amazing.  Friday night I spent quality time with my hubby "who I love to the moon and back" then onto Saturday teaching my Smile Big layout to amazing ladies {thank you to everyone who supported me - it really means the world to me}....need I say any more than my weekend was jam packed and it never ended there.

Today I was able to sit down an scrap a layout using the New Kaiser Craft "True Romance" collection for my class in July....snippets of the layout below as a teaser but the notes are available for purchase if you feel you want to scrap the layout now.  {Maybe just maybe I will pack it in a kit - stock permitting}

Enjoy the coming week and to all those parents with kids writing prayers go out to you all.  May your kids all have the mind of Christ and that they don't stress too much.

Happy Scrapping

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Boy layout for Crop Day @ Beautiful Scrapbooks

Shew, but it is chilly this morning....however I am hoping that this will warm you up.

As mentioned on my post last night, 3 of the pages are on view @ Beautiful Scrapbooks well actually all 4 of the pages are on view @ Beautiful Scrapbooks.

I must say, Steph has blow her layout out the water, they are amazing so if you had any doubt on if you should book do yourself a favour and BOOK now as all the pages are fun and exciting.

Here are little teazers for my boy layout
Snippet of {Fun} this is Epic layout left hand page

Snippet of {Fun} this is Epic layout right hand page

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Busy Busy "BEE"

Well I just cant believe how the time flies, and it's been almost a week since I last updated my blog.  Just so you know I haven't been doing nothing, I have been rather busy scrapping up a storm preparing pages for my next {ALL DAY CROP} together with Steph @ Beautiful Scrapbooks.

Date: 29 June 2013
Time: 9 - 3 / 4 (to be confirmed)
Book by calling (011) 425-4817 or email

We will be doing 4 double page layouts using the amazing new My Minds Eye releases.
2 Boy layouts and 2 Girl layouts.

3 of the page are already on view @ Beautiful Scrapbooks and space is limited, so book now as you will be really disappointed if you don't.

Here is a snippet of my girl layout
Snippet from left hand page

Snippet from the right hand page
Snippets from the boy layout will be up soon {tomorrow} if my wheels don't fall off as well as snippets from our latest kit "Picture Perfect" by Amber & I.

Oh before I leave for some much needed sleep, a little birdie told me that more kits will be joining our already amazing kits @ Beautiful Scrapbooks:
{On a roll - Hamster kit},{Read me a story-Cat in the hat}, {School days}....just unpacked {Teddy Bear Picnic}

Till next time, happy scrapping ladies