Friday, September 19, 2014

Upcoming my2angels Kits and Classes

Upcoming my2angels Kits and Classes

Boys & their Toys (single layout kit)

With the Retreat out of the way, my fingers were itching to get back into creating. For our first Kit this month I got down and dirty in a green and grungy way.  There's a bit of splishing and splashing on this one, along with some sizzling silver embossing.  The vivid green of the mat really makes the photo pop - and for this reason I think the Kit works best with a black and white photo (a colour photo that includes some bright green would also look great).

Each Kit contains all the materials needed to complete the layout. Special inclusions are the bottles of home-made "mowed lawn" and "black soot" mists, as well as embossed/inka gold chipboard letters, acetate cog template, assorted chipboard, Gesso, silver charms and my2angels boy ribbon.

Kit cost is $30.00 plus postage ($7.20). 

Suits 6x4 size landscape photo, though you could adjust the layout to suit a portrait photo.

From your own stash you will need some simple basic supplies: your usual adhesives, staples & stapler, plus a permanent black ink eg Stazon Jet Black.

Instructions will be emailed to you at the time the Kit is posted.

Green Brother (double layout)

 Get all green and krafty with this double layout for boys (big or little). Time for a little stamping and misting fun on a 'simple yet effective' masculine layout. Like most boys, it's a little disorganised and a lot messy - and I promise, a whole heap of fun.

Each Kit contains all the materials needed to complete the layout. Special inclusions are the bottles of home-made "mowed lawn" and "vintage photo" mists, sample pot of Old Gold Ferro, as well as assorted chipboard, various elements for layering and bronze charms.

Suits 6x4 size landscape photo and a selection of smaller photos (for page 2); though you could adjust the layout to suit a portrait photo and/or other photo sizes.  For the opposite page I used 2 "3x4" portrait photos and 1 "3x4"landscape photo.

Instructions will be emailed to you at the time the Kit is posted.

Kit cost is $37.95 plus postage ($7.20). 

From your own stash you will need some basic supplies: your usual adhesives, a stapler (we will supply the brown staples to match the colour theme), brown ink (eg Pinecone or Jumbo Java) and a background texture stamp (I used Kaisercraft triangles).

Optional - sewing machine - if you want to stitch a border like I did. (You can cheat though and mark it in pen if you want.)
BONUS OFFER -  purchase both masculine kits for $60 plus postage ($9.00).  


MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the following classes
 instore at my2angels

The Perfect Beach (layout class at my2angels)

Sunday 12th October - (Change of date as previously advised in newsletter)
1pm till approximately 3.30pm

Time for some summer fun. Shhh - I know it's only spring, but now's the time to get last summer's beach photos done before the kids have time to get to the beach for this summer's photos. See - there is method to my madness!!!!

Loads of creative technique fun with this layout. Learn to create your own 3-D sandcastle embellishment from a bit of spare cardboard. Splash around a bit of gesso here and there, layer in some mesh, mist it all over with some home-made Mist and pop on the odd water bubble or silver beach charm. Sun, sand and messy texture paste fun - what more could you want?

At $25.00 for the class - including all materials - you won't get a better way to spend your crafty day. We throw in the giggles and gossip for free. Just bring your usual adhesives and basic tools.

Sunday 26th October 11am - 1pm
$25.00 includes all products and materials

Sunday 26th October 1pm-3pm
 $35.00 includes all products and materials

Bookings are essential for instore classes and a deposit of $10.00 per class is required to book your space.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Charmed Life, Exploding Box Card.

Hi Everyone, Jen here!!

I thought I'd jump on the exploding box bandwagon!  AND since Tracy has the most gorgeous Charmed Life Kits - I thought I'd combine the two :)  Cameron turns 14 in October so I'm getting in nice and early!!  I love the Charmed life colour kits as they're so versatile! I could have just as easily made the blue kit into a "Frozen" themed Exploding Box Card!

I started with Tracy's Charmed Life Blue kit.  Since it has 4 x 2x3" cards - that was my side panels half done for me! I cut 2 of the 4x6" cards in half to create another 4 side panels and then had to decide which 4 for the outside and which 4 for the inside!! I then chose a few stamps, a couple of relevant charms and a "14" in chipboard (which I 'painted' with aquamarine Inka Gold), and die cut "Happy Birthday" from some matching dark blue cardstock.

I decorated a couple of the cards with the extra charms, stamped my greetings, wrote my message, and stuck my '14' on :).  I created a template for the box and for the lid and then cut them from white cardstock.  I distressed the edges and inked them with midnight blue stazon ink.

For the lid 'card' I cut one of the remaining 4x6 Charmed Life cards down to fit and stamped "Happy Birthday" then I added the blue bead charm.

I adhered all the cards to the box base and lid with double sided tape and put a plain dark blue square on the inside centre base.  For the 'gift' I've included 14 columbines and a rolled up $100 note in the blue bag - but shhh don't tell him!!

Closed Box...

Project Life Scrapbooking

 Take the lid off and...

Project Life Scrapbooking

This is the lid with all the 'outside' of the box...

Project Life Scrapbooking

I do hope you like Cameron's Charmed Exploding Box card, they're super easy to make as Tracy does most of the hard work for you before you even buy the Charmed Life Kit!
And they're so very effective!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Scrapping Sports layouts

Scrapping Sports Layouts

We all have them right?  I have hundreds and really need to get them scrapped before I forget what years etc they are and BEOFRE my pile of photos get any bigger!

Let' s start off with my main layout

Starting with white cardstock, apply texture paste or gesso down the centre

Mount your photo with cardboard, then cover with acid free cardstock (this will raise the photo, which is obviously the main focal point, and the cardstock will add a barrier between photo and the non-acid free card).  On the back of the card I added some netting which I had coloured with Glimmer Mist and Distress Ink


Placing some scrap paper the size of my photos on the cardstock, as a guide for my next step.  Using some old stickers (we all have them right?) I stuck them down the side of where my photo will be for my title.   Next I sprayed with various colours of Blue Glimmer Mist


 While I had the glimmer mist, I used the "tube" from the pump spray and run it down the sides of my cardstock for a border.

Add some circles to your layout using the lid of your distress paint.  First dabbing paint on lid, then onto layout

I also used Distress Ink in the same manner as above.


Gently removing the stickers, when the layout was near dry.  It made it easier if they were still damp to remove.  Once layout was fully dry, I drew the outline of my letters with blue pen


Added a few white roses and blue roses, just because! 
and lastly, one of our netball hoop Charms

 and finished!  One down, so many more to go!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

It's Spring at my2angels

With the start of September, we see that magical and brief period of time in Queensland that comes between the chill of winter and the HOT of summer. Yeah - that's right - it's SPRING. That whole week of warm - not HOT - days that we get to celebrate new life, watch flowers bloom and otherwise enjoy outside with out needing an ice bucket.

To help you scrap this wonderful time of year (and because we are a sucker for flower charms) we are releasing our 'In the Garden' Charm Kit. Just like your spring garden, it's chock full of floral prettiness. There's a sun to make it all grow, a watering can to keep everything green and a selection of pretty flowers (plus the tree - because the tree is just stunning) all in a row.
And all 7 charms are available for a 'blooming' fantastic $3.50.
Sigh - I kill myself sometimes. Shouldn't do this after a glass of wine or two.

'In the Garden' Charm Kit

Of course every garden needs a bird or two - so check out some of our bird and birdcage charms in the store available here .

Spring is also a time for getting out pretty sundresses and big, big hats. Our Vintage Stick Pins are great for scrapping or keeping a Shabby Chic straw hat on your head. They make nice lapel decorations as well. Measuring 7cm in height, you can have the whole set of 5 for just $5.99.
Vintage Stick Pins 

And because I just can't help myself - we have some
cute little flower pins measuring just 3.8cm in height.
Buy the set of 3 for just $3.50.

At that price you could afford a whole bunch!!
(there's that glass of wine talking again)

Consisting of 4 charms, a handmade "believe" embellishment, stars, a jar of "Fairy Dust" and a Fairy Die Cut - this kit will delight every fairy lover (whether big or small).

Pack twice as much life into your scrapping days with the my2angels 50% off Charmed Life sale. For a short time only – all Charmed Life packs are a huge 50% off. Now you can be twice as quick at half the price! Just pop on your photos, add your journaling and DONE! Stocks are limited – so get in quick before you miss out. 

From this to that in minutes

Like SPRING - some of our new stock will only be here briefly - so get in quick before it sells out.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Cluster away!

Hi, it's Geli.
If you scrap a formal photo, all you really need is a nice cluster (or two or three). Let me show you how easy it is to cluster away! 

 That's my sisters and I. This layout was inspired by a class kit by Cathy Cafun.

Take a fairly plain background. Something with some small designs around the edges is perfect. Trim it to 11x11" and distress the edges. Add a little colour in the middle, where the photo will sit, with glimmer mists etc. Doesn't even have to look great at this stage. Let it dry.

Mat it on a plain background paper or cardstock. Add some ripped strips of printed tape to the edges. 

 Stamp around the photo area with a background stamp. Find lots and lots of them to choose from in the Kaisercraft stamp section here
 Mat your photo on a mat 1" bigger (5x7" for a 4x6" photo) and gather some embellies for your cluster. Start off by hot-glue-gunning some metal leaves... 
...and add flowers in different sizes. 

 Don't go crazy with colours, it will look more classy tone-in-tone. 
I stuck to blues and sea greens to bring out our blue eyes. We don't look much alike, but that's one thing we 3 sisters have in common.
What does every big cluster need? A mini counter cluster or two to balance it out. Think of a visual triangle and add something small in 2 other places. It can be a title, single flower or small embelly in the same colour. 
This is what I used to create my cluster layout:
1 large rose, a tulle flower from my stash, 1 bronze leaf

If the flowers or bronze leaves are a little too bright for you, brush some gesso over them, as I have done on some flowers.