My last Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft post

Wow what a blast it has been being part of the crew at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft.  I have adored playing with the products, getting my mixed media on and sharing my creations with everyone.  Today sadly is my last post as part of the guest design team.

Here is the layout with video I created as my last project.  
  I had fun playing with lots of their products mixing and matching as intended teamed up with some Tinby Designs Metallic melts, Spellbinders 'Birds on a wire' die cuts, 2Crafty chipboard, Bazzill cardstock and Kaisercraft Mister Fox collection papers.  Head on over to the blog post HERE for my video on how it came together, sit back and enjoy watching!

CSI Case file No 123

It has been a while but I just couldn't go past this case file from CSI.  I have always loved their challenges I think because they definitely challenge you at a higher level.  This one sure did that, but in the main I love that it challenged me to document a pretty important part of our life 'the story of our relationship'  I found another wedding photo not yet scrapped and it couldn't have been more perfect... funny how that happens sometimes!

Here is the layout I created:
Here also is the challenge I was working to:
I solved the case with a mixed media background, jewels in the form of glitter, stamping (was on the background I started with) and mistable elements (lots of spraying going on in this one)

I also wrote a story in the form of a fairytale.

Here is a video showing how the layout came together:
 I had so much fun creating this and being challenged by the case file.  I also love that it inspired me to document how the two of us met which I hadn't yet done :)

I'll leave you with some more detail pictures so you can get up nice and close with the layout

I used some of my favourite products in creating this layout:
Tinby Designs Metallic Melts in Patina
Spellbiners Flutter tree die set and the Blooms Four set
The Crafter's Workshop window screen stencil - a long time favourite.  
Faber-Castel Design Memory Craft Gelatos, papercrafter crayons and whipped Spackle
Imagine Crafts irRESISTibles

You can see how I used them in the video, so be sure to head on over and check it out :)

Also to let you know if you don't already, I will be teaching a mixed media layout at the Papercraft and Scrapbook Expo in Brisbane June 7-9.  I think there is a spot available on the Saturday and a couple on the Monday after I opened some more spots after previously selling out so quick.  Unfortunately due to room size no futher spots will be opened once sold out.

                   ‘Love this’ mixed media layout with Beck Beattie 


 Check out more details of where else I teaching here

Have a great day and I hope you get a chance to get creative!

Spellbinders June Jamboree and published work share

New die release is around the corner for Spellbinders and they will be celebrating this as a June Jamboree!  How exciting!  I am totally even more excited as I am going to be taking part in the sharing of inspiring projects for you to create for yourself!

In the mean time I thought I would share a couple of layouts that were recently published in Scrapbook and Beyond Magazine in the US.

This first was published a little while ago but I'm a bit behind on sharing my published work so stay tuned for more.

This layout is in the current Issue of Scrapbooking and beyond and I must say I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

I was SO THRILLED to have my work featured in there!  You can even order this magazine from anywhere in the world... can't wait to get my hands on my copy!

Hope to have some more of my published work up REAL soon!

'Labelling' photos with Spellbinders dies

Today I have a project up on the spellbinders Blog using 'label' dies in a different way than it's exact intended use.  I really enjoyed creating this layout from my boy's recent 3rd birthday party.  Hope you enjoy it too!

To create this layout I have used the following dies:

Here is a sneak, and head on over to the blog HERE to see the full post including step by step on how to create this layout

Have some fun creating and I hope I have inspired you to use your dies in a different way today

Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo Brisbane June 7-9

The Expo is only 2 weeks away and  I'm getting REALLY excited with everyone that has supported my classes in abundance (even had to open more spots as they sold out so quickly).

I wanted to let everyone know that I will also be doing demos for Faber-Castell Australia on using Gelatos, which lots of you know I love using so so much!  Come past the stand in the morning and in the afternoon to say hi, learn some techniques and see gelatos in action.

I also wanted to take some time to share my dear friend and design team member Heather McMahon's class.  She is teaching a free style class where you get to learn LOADS of techniques and also individualise your page a little while having numerous layout examples to work from.  Definitely a must do class!

Here is a sneak of her class:

You can book on-line here

Our new kit AND WEBSITE is here!!!

Head on over to the website  to purchase kits and other fun products!  As a launch special I am offering 10% off and free shipping for orders over $50.  Just enter the code launch at the cart to receive your discount.

Now for this month's kit release we have a super fun kit!

This kit features some cool less consumable product and filled with LOADS of techniques to learn!  All teamed up with Simple Stories and Echo Park papers.  Aside from the pattern paper there is Cardstock, full set of Chipbord alphas, a s-e-i Tumble dye spray (a hot new product) punchinella, the prettiest flowers, My Minds Eye enamel dots, sequins, loom bands, buttons and also some ribbon being used in a really creative way!   As you can see this kit is jam packed with product for you to learn and get creative with!   

Spellbinders dies have been used in the creation of the layouts, and whilst not included in the kit, are very easily adapted patterns for those that do not own a die cutting machine.  Dies can be purchased with your kit, so advise if you are interested in these when ordering.  Dies used in this kit are the the doilies set and also the nestabilities hexagons.

You will learn lots of different ways to create interesting backgrounds with the product in the kit.   THREE videos to help you nail all the techniques for each layout that don't have a view by date - you get to watch them forever if you wish!   

Kits are still $39 + Postage with LOADS of value for you money, as it is like doing 3 classes - all in the comfort of your own home!

Here is some more information for those wanting a to know little more information about our kits.

They are self-paced class kits to complete in the comfort of your own home or with a group of friends

Each month there will be LOADS of added inspiration with one of the designers creating 3 layouts of their own style with the kit, and to not leave it there the other two ladies will be sharing some added techniques using the product in the kit, so you can learn more and more!

Each premier kit comes with:
  • Video AND  instructions to complete the three layouts
  • Feature a many techniques with product to be used well after the life of the kit.  (With all of our kits you will have plenty of product and knowledge to add to future projects)
  • Photos of each project including close up detail pictures
  • All the product needed to complete the project with a list of additional basic items used such as ink/ paints/gesso/texture paste you will need out of your supplies.
The kits focus on how to use various products teamed up with some pretty paper to compliment them, so there is always less or non-consumable products in our kits, to not only help you complete some beautiful projects, learn many techniques and ways of using the different product as well as taking them well beyond the kit projects.

Kits are $39 + postage and come out monthly

To order visit our website 

Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $135 and includes 3 kits at 5% off and postage for all 3 kits (they are released monthly).  As a member you also get ‘insider’ info on what is coming up in the next kit – sometimes even a pic!  You are also guaranteed the kits which do sometimes sell out VERY quickly.  If you are interested in membership, you need to pay the membership fee by the 30th of the month prior.  So to commence in June (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 30th May.

Current Kit stocks:

Check out our website for up to date information in kits available.  You can search for kits only by heading to the 'Products' page and selecting 'kits' from the search bar on the left.