Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Charmed Life Projects

Now if you aren't keen on the whole photo pocket style of scrapping here are a few other suggestions

A Birthday Card made in 5 minutes with our Directional Grunge Orange Card
Pop onto a card, heat emboss your title and you are set to go

Project Life Scrapbooking

and how about what Marie has done!  She has added a Black and White mini pick to her son's wedding mini album

Project Life Scrapbooking

or a Mother's Day by Laraine using one of the cards from our Mini Picks Pink Charmed Life.

Pretty and very quick by adding the card to an embossed background and ta da

I will be back soon with my example of how I intend to your our Charmed Life packs, a 12x12 layout to match our Black and White Directional Grunge Kits.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Latest release - "A Charmed Life"

I have to admit - when I first saw Project Life - I was not impressed at all.  Probably because I didn't see a way that I could get my hands inky and messy and it was all sooooooo flat. But then I sat back and looked at the mountain of 1001 photos I still have to scrap and realised that it 'ain't such a bad idea' after all  - BUT - I need to do it in my own way!

Like most of us - most photo 'shoots' of mine will have a main photo or a favourite and then an assortment of  100 other shots taken at the same time. Christmas and Birthdays are a perfect example,  so......

 I worked out that I can do my arty farty, messy layouts using my main photo/s and on the page opposite I can do my version of "project life". One of the things I realised while researching PL is that it just doesn't appeal to me because it is generally in primary and bright colours only. I don't see much in the grunge or shabby chic styles that I like.

Each card set will include 1 blank co-coordinating cardstock and/or pattern paper card - this will allow you to include either a larger size photo (6 x 4) or a journaling card. Inking and distressing of card edges has already been done - your embellishing is all there - all you need to do is stick the photos on and journal away ...

These kits are all handmade and thus may vary slightly to the photos shown on our website, due to the individual nature of each card.

First kits hot off the press are as follows (with more to come)...

Pink Bouquet


Vintage Notes

Project Life Scrapbooking

Pink Papillion

Project Life Scrapbooking

Project Life Scrapbooking

Floral Classique

Project Life Scrapbooking

Project Life Scrapbooking

Rustic Frames

Project Life Scrapbooking

Project Life Scrapbooking

First Boys Collection
Directional Grunge

Available in 5 colours - with  3 embellished cards and 1 blank 
Mini Kit - 3 mini embellished cards and 1 blank

 Bright boy colours and lots of messy grunge. What more could you ask for from the first boy themed 'Charmed Life' range? You'll want them all they're so cool.

Project Life Scrapbooking

Project Life Scrapbooking

Project Life Scrapbooking

And also introducing our ...

Mini LOVE Picks
Set of 4 "3x4" cards

Black and White

Project Life Scrapbooking

Red and Black

Project Life Scrapbooking

Project Life Scrapbooking

Pink and White

Project Life Scrapbooking

To order your premade embellished Charmed Life packs, pop over here to our new store section "Charmed Life".

Project Life Scrapbooking

Thursday, April 17, 2014

My latest project - sneak peeks at "A Charmed Life"

Do you have a mountain of photos to scrap and not enough time to scrap them one at a time? 
Do you find it hard to create layouts using more than one photo? 
Do you wish you liked "project life" more, but just can't bring yourself to do it?

Then you might be in the same boat I'm in. I wanted so much to like the 'project life' materials - but they're just not me. So I sat down one night to work out what I did like about it and what it was that was stopping me. Once I had that sorted out - I started on my own version of 'project life' - one that had the grunge, shabby chic and mixed media that I love to use.
So here are some sneak peeks of "A Charmed Life" - the arty-farty, lumpy-bumpy, shabby chic and grungy version of 'project life' that I hope you will like as much as I do.

They are all ready for you to just add your own photos and journalling (and any other bits you may like) to personalise your projects with. The hardest part will be deciding what photos to use.

Tell me what would you like us to create for you.
Do you have a theme or scrapping style you would like to see us work with?  Or perhaps as a monthly subscription kit

 The first full collection will be released mid/late next week.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Brisbane Scrapbooking Expo Class Details

I am so excited to be teaching at the Brisbane Scrapbooking Expo in June this year ... with my Graffiti meets Grunge layout ! 

We will be getting messy and creating a mixed media
12" x 12" layout that will appeal to any important tween or teen male in your life.

 Starting with a cardboard base, create your layout by applying layers of texture paste and mists, together with metal charms and other textured materials. 

Celebrate a favourite male relative or friend in your life with this contemporary and cool layout.

Here are a few sneak peak close ups!

 Bookings are now being taken here http://scrapbookexpo.com.au/scrapbook/?page_id=9210

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bling it on!

Hi, it's Geli. I would like to share a tutorial how to make some pretty things to wear using rhinestone chains from my2angels.

Jazzy 20ies headband

Things you will need:

♥ cotton lace 
♥ pink velvet ribbon 
(other colours available: deep pinklight blueblack, all on sale!)
♥ silver rhinestone chain 
(also looks great in gold)
(look for other shapes here)
♥ a plastic headband 
♥ a fluffy feather
♥ heat gun
(click on the links to find all the materials I used)

Mark the point on the headband where you want your buckle to sit with a permanent marker. Mine is off centre, where Leah parts her hair.
Glue the lace on the headband up to this point and glue the velvet ribbon on top. 

 Thread on the buckle and glue the rest of the ribbons down. 

 Glue the rhinestone chain on either side of the buckle and glue the ends to the end of the headband. Leave it hanging lose. It is best to try this on before you cut.

 Neaten the ends of the headband by glueing a piece of lace around them.

 Embellish the buckle with a feather and a charm. 


Rhinestone Bangle

You'll have some rhinestone chain left, so it's time to make a matching bangle!

Things you will need:

♥ silver rhinestone chain 
(also looks great in gold)
♥ a plain bangle
(find them super cheap at second hand stores)
♥ satin ribbon 3mm wide
♥ heat gun

 Cut a long piece of satin ribbon, about as long as your outstretched arms. Put some hot glue on the inside of the bangle and wind the ribbon around the bangle. Because the glue will cool very quickly on the metal, you can only do 1cm at the time. Be patient!

 Go all the way around the bangle and keep any remaining ribbon hanging. 
I went for perfection, but failed miserably. I decided it doesn't matter, it will get covered.

 Glue on the rhinestone chain with a small hot glue dot under each rhinestone. Don't worry about the glue strings, we'll get rid of them later.

 Wind the remaining ribbon around the rhinestone chain, always between each rhinestone. Again, work in short sections and use just a little glue on the inside of the bangle. If you run out of ribbon, attach a new piece with hot glue.

 Now come back the other way, giving you a nice criss-cross pattern. 

If you still have stringy glue bits, you can melt them away by pointing the heat gun at them for a few seconds.
 Neaten the end with a little bow. 

Wear it with pride!

I must have taken too long, the pink princess dress was off by then and we're back to comfy shorts and T-shirts...

Cheers, Geli