Archive | July, 2008

Bossy Scrapper

29 Jul

I hosted the Bossy Scrapper Challenge on Sunday night at Scrapbooking by Design

These are the instructions I gave everyone over the course of about 90 minutes.

Find one 12×12 sheet of cardstock to use as a background
Select a co-ordinating piece of cardstock and cut a 5″ round circle out of it. Set aside.

Select 3 co-ordinating patterned papers. From patterned paper #1 cut a rectangle measuring 7.5″ high by 4″ wide.Label on back, #1. Set aside. From patterned paper #2 cut a rectangle measuring 4″ high by 7.5″ wide.Label on back, #2. Set aside. From patterned paper #3 cut a rectangle measuring 6″ high by 4″ wide.Label on back,#3. Set aside.

Find 2 photos & crop if necessary. The larger photo is 4″ wide by 6″ high and the smaller photo is 2″ wide by 3″ high. Set aside.Ink the circle, rectangles & photos if desired.

Place circle in upper left corner leaving a 1″ gap from the left edge & a 1/4″ gap from the top edge of cardstock.Adhere to cardstock.

Place rectangle #1, 2″ down & 2″ to the right from the upper left corner of the background cardstock.( you will be overlapping the circle) Adhere.

Place rectangle #2,overlapping rectangle #1, leaving a 1/2″ gap on the left and bottom. Adhere.

Place rectangle #3, overlapping rectangle #2, leaving a 1/4″ gap on the left and bottom. Tilt rectangle slightly to the left. Adhere.

Place photo #1(large photo) on rectangle #3, leaving a 3/4″ gap on the left side and a 1/4″ gap at the top. Do not tilt photo. Adhere.

Find 2 pieces of ribbon, one is 11″ long and 1″ wide and the 2nd piece is 10″ long and 3/4″ wide.
Place the 11″ ribbon horizontally¬† 1/4″ from the left edge of the cardstock and 1/4″ from the bottom edge of the photo. Adhere. Place the 10″ ribbon horizontally 1″ from the left edge of the cardstock, overlapping the 11″ ribbon so that only 1/2″ of the bottom ribbon is visible. Adhere.

Place photo#2, 2 1/2″ from the right edge of the cardstock, 3 1/2″ from the bottom edge of the cardstock. (photo overlaps photo #1 & rectangle #2) Adhere.

Find a 1x 1/2″ embellishment (heart, star, flower etc), 3x 1″ flowers & 3 buttons or brads.
Place large embellishment on ribbons at right edge of rectangle #2 (this embellishment will overlap the small photo) Adhere.
Attach buttons or brads to flowers. Place flower #1 on ribbons, with centre of flower on top of left edge of rectangle #1. Place remaining flowers on ribbon between flower #1 and small photo. Adhere.

Place journalling to the right of large photo and above rectangle #2. Place a short title on background cardstock below rectangle #2 and small photo.

This was my version of the Bossy Scrappers layout using Krystal’s new collab kit with Amy Sumrall

– ooh la la

Using another wonderful kit by Krystal – A collab with Misty Cato called Sunkissed

Kiwi Challenges

23 Jul

Since joining the Sketchbook I have been joining in on more local challenges, one being Kiwi Jack Me Up and the other being The Bossy Scrapper held at Scrapbooking by Design on a Sunday night at 8pm. This Sunday come & join me while I am the “Bossy Scrapper” (Don’t worry, you will be able to participate if you paper scrap too!)

More CT Layouts

23 Jul

I can hardly keep up with Krystal at this rate!! I’m already working with 2 more of her fab kits now plus hopefully a hybrid album using My Piano Kit.

Layout for Paper Pesto’s Sketch Challenge

My Piano Room

21 Jul

Remember the Sneak Peak I put at the end of my last post??? Well My Piano Room has arrived at Faith Sisters & Polka Dot Potato

Meredith has also created a great Cosmo Cricket Jack Album also available at FS & PDP. I haven’t had time to play with that yet but hopefully if I have won the Cosmo Cricket Blackboard Jack Album on Trade Me tonight I will use it.

Last but by no means least, Krystal has also designed a My Piano Room Add On Kit for free available on her blog.

CT Layouts

6 Jul

Yesterday at a crop day I managed to get 3 layouts done including one for the Sketchbook’s Friday Night Challenge

Krystal has a new kit coming out next week – here is a sneak peek.

I have started creating layouts etc but can’t show you anything until it is out mid next week at Faith Sisters & Polka Dot Potato