Thursday, September 27, 2018

Map on a map

Over at Soul Scrappers they have a challenge to use a MAP on your travel or holiday scrapbook layout.  Here is my take on the challenge - a clean and simple layout:
Before I left on holidays to the USA in May this year a friend gave me this sheet of paper and said 'you maybe able to use it'.
It has become my title page in my holiday scrapbook - I have added the year and coloured twine and sparkly enamels to show the states I visited this holiday.   In my stash I found an cabochon with a street map on it and used this to hide my twine.
There is only 6 states I have not visited in all my holidays to US - Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, and North and South Carolina.   I wonder if in years to come I have the opportunity to visit these as well.
Thank you for looking, and a quote I found"
"All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination." Earl Nightingale.
Margaret :)

Monday, September 17, 2018

Whimsical Serendipity

I made this layout and card for a challenge at our Kaszazz team weekend . 
I have used papers from Kaszazz Whimsical Forest (this was the challenge set to use papers from this range).  I have also embossed with texture paste Spring Flowers stencil, randomly stamped Serendipity Background stamp, and a chipboard word "Timeless" that I have coloured with Ranger Archival Ink.  The flowers I have made by using Scallop Circle punch and I handcut the leaves. 
All products are available from Kaszazz, leave a message and I am happy to provide all information about the products I have used.
Here are close ups of both items projects.  Classic pages.
Thank you for looking, Margaret :)

Good times are around every corner - so true.

Here are 2 layouts I created this weekend, slowing getting my holiday photos down on papers.
This layout of me in Mall of America, Minneapolis playing hide and seek with Crayola crayons!
I do not usually work in primary colours and I was inspired by a layout I saw in a Canadian magazine Scrapbook and Cards Fall 2017.  Thank you for the inspiration.
This photo of a friend Kathy and I when we visited Scrapbook Mega Meet in Novi, Michigan was inspired by a layout also found in the above magazine.  I used papers and embellishments that I purchased whilst there.  What may not be quickly obvious is that I machine sewed down all the squares or part there of.
Thank you for looking and keep on creating.
Margaret :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Vintage card

This card has a very vintage vibe to it but it is modern in its colouring - I hope.   Yesterday, a friend gave me a Stampin'Up! stamp set called Style Beautiful - it was vintage 2011.  So, I made this card and shared it with her.   The ladies in my Friday community group will be making it this week.
Inside - greeting from Darkroom Door everthing else from my stash.
My card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest, by Jessica Lamb in 2011, unfortunately she does not seem to have a current blog so I was unable to thank you for the inspiration. 
I hope you like.   Margaret :)

Friday, September 7, 2018

Spring has arrived and some cards

A miniature daffodil growing in my yard...after one of the hottest winter seasons on record and with most of New South Wales in drought a little bit of rain on Central Coast over the past few days.
Here are some cards I designed for my classes at local community centre. 
A clean and simple Christmas card that was a big hit.  Kaisercraft die in corner and Holly stamp from Kaszazz.  Greeting from my stash. Coloured with Alcohol markers.
Classic car.  With the exception of the cog die all product from Kaszazz. Once again, Alcohol markers for colouring in.
Inside of the card.
Thank you for looking.  I will share this weeks cards later. 
Cheers for now, Margaret :)


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