A fresh new year brings with it exciting new opportunities and endless possibilities.
I have recently been enjoying the weekly layout, card and sketch challenges online at
"Scrapbook Fantasies" and also at "My Creative Slice" . I find these are a great way to challenge yourself when you begin to run out of creative ideas. If you are into scrapbooking or would like to start, pop over and check them out and have a go. They are so much fun and you get to check out what other Scrapbookers create as well. There are also lots of bonus prizes on offer too.
My lovely friend Alicia, owner of Scrapbook Fantasies recently invited me to join her Design Team. Which involves creating Scrapbook Layouts and Cardmaking with new paper collections. I gratefully accepted the invitation and I couldn't wait to get started. Make sure you check out the other talented design team members Alicia , Mar, Candy and Paula's lovely work also.
The first range that I got to work with is the Kaisercraft Suga Pop Collection which is being released in February 2013. The colours are lovely to work with and the gorgeous owls (who doesn't love owls) birds, hearts, egg/oval shapes and flowery patterns make it work well with many different photos and themes.
Perfect for Valentines Day, Easter, Baby, Feminine and surprisingly Masculine style layouts and cards.
I think it's also the first time I've used Kaisercardstock which I found to have a lovely soft texture which was great to machine stitch on.
These are the following layouts that I created using the Kaisercraft Suga Pop range.
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Also the 6" x 6" cards I created using the same range.
I love how the the kits are coordinated and ready to go. All you need to do is find the perfect photo and play around with it until it all falls into place. Also great to use if you are just starting out scrapbooking, short of time or overwhelmed when choosing papers from the huge range to compliment your photos.
The January Monthly Page Competition Kit.
The black bow was made by ripping the lovely black tulle ribbon flower to pieces. Yes I know very delicate work here. I also used a circle/bubbles template, texture paste, yellow mist and turquoise ink,black ink, machine stitching,butterfly punch. I also loved the challenge of using floral papers to make my baby boy layout work.
This kit contains a generous amount of cardstock and patterned papers and I managed to make two cards.
The birdcage is made using the Kaisercraft birdcage template and texture paste. Then rubbing pine cone and gold ink pads over the top lightly. The flowers have all been fussy cut and layered using thick double sided tape.
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