Archive for July, 2011

School Uniform Layout

Good morning, well the first week of the school holidays are nearly over and I have to say with having my 9 year old niece here, it has gone quite smoothly. She just dotes on Bradley and loves to help him out, which means I don’t have to run every time he calls. Next week the kids and I are off to Hamilton for the week to spend some time with my family and best of all we are off to my best friends house to scrap for a couple of nights. Nikki lives nearly three and a half hours away so we don’t get to scrap together very often, and nearly always one of the kids get sick when we do organise something. Fingers crossed nothing stops us this time.

For todays post I have a scrapbook page I made using the Owl Punch rose technique. It’s a simple page and that’s the way I wanted to keep it, since it is of my daughter for the first time in her School Uniform. I added the flower to give the page some bling.

Here is my layout:

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Don’t you just love the socks, I didn’t even think about her feet when I took the photos. I have a second page I am doing to complete this layout of Caitlyn in Her pants and jacket as well. (sorry about the flash on the page)

Close up of the flower:

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This rose tends to stick out a bit so as it was drying I pushed the rose flatter, and it sits on the page better.

These are not Stampin Up papers but the Tangerine Tango Cardstock (flower) matched perfectly with the orange in the paper.

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Owl Punch Rose

Good evening,

I have just finished teaching my first ever on-line class over at Crafters Anonymous. Tonight I taught how to make a rose using your owl punch. It is a simple but very effective flower. For my sample I have used this weeks sketch challenge over at Clean and Simple. Sketch number #149

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

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close up of flower:

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As you can see I have used the Presto Patterns cardstock. I thought it added a nice touch but without taking too much away from the rose.

Stamps
  • Occasional Quotes
Card Stock
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Presto Patterns DSP
  • Whisper White
Inks
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Basic Black
Extra
  • Dimensionals
  • Owl punch
  • Large Scallop Punch
  • Word Window Punch
  • Sponging

If you would like to have a class to learn this technique let me know, I would love to teach you it.

Come back tomorrow as I have a fantastic scrapbook page to share using this rose as well.

Family Scrapbook Page

Good evening, I have had a rather busy day today , it started with team training this morning at Jacques house followed by a great afternoon scrapbooking with a lovely friend Dionne. Its getting rather late here, but since I managed to complete two single scrapbook pages and just about one double page (I just need to add the title and journaling tomorrow) I thought I should quickly blog one of them.

This is a photo of my Family, My loving and very caring husband, Nick. Then its me and on the bottom are my two gorgeous children Caitlyn (4) and Bradley (1). I didn’t want too much on this page so it wouldn’t take away just how special this photo is to me, so I have used the speciality papers called Presto Patterns DSP, and sponged the edges in Crumb Cake. For the strip of card stock I have used Basic Black, Brocade Blue (retired) and Real Red. I have also used the Real Red on the photo corners to bring in the colours (a big thanks to Dionne for that idea). We decided it didn’t need a heading as the page spoke for itself, so I added the date instead.

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And a close up of the Presto Patterns Paper, you can not see the design until you add colour:

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Happy Mail from Ustamp Swap

Good Morning,

as I said in my last post I received this wonderful parcel in the post all the way from America. My swap sisters name is Rosemarrie Gonzalez and this is her blog go check it out, www.rosiescreativecottage.com.

She has used all new product from the latest catalogue released in America, as you know our new one is due on September 1st. I can’t wait to get that border punch here. Well a big thank you to Rosemarrie for the lovely gifts I adore them.

And without a further ado here are the photos:

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And the extra little gift she added, isn’t it sweet:

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Top Pick on Try Stampin’ on Tuesday

Good afternoon, this is just a quick email to say I made top pick this week at try stampin’ on Tuesday. I haven’t played along for a while so it was pretty cool to get straight back into things. Here is my card that I made for it, I know these cards are not ones you want to give out, but they are handy to have on hand just in case:

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this weeks sketch is up and is different to the normal ones that CherylAnn normally uses, but it looks like fun so I hope to find some time later in the week to give it a go, here is the link, http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2011/07/challenge-23.html

And a quick look this weeks sketch:

have a go and don’t forget to post up your card on the blog site.

I got some happy mail yesterday from America, (I don’t receive a lot of craft mail so it was fantastic to get my Ustamp swap). I will share that with you later, in the mean time  had better go outside and wait for the school bus.

Clean and Simple #148

Good Evening,

Here is the second card I made on Sunday, it is for this weeks sketch challenge at Clean and Simple. I have used a ribbon flower that my sister Sharna showed me how to make. I have also used my new stamp set called Bring on the Cake.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card, as you can see I have flipped the image to the Left had side as this card opens side ways not up and down:

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Close Up of Flower, You heat the ribbon till it starts melting and this is the effect you get:

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And the inside, its great to be able to use one stamp set for the whole card:

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Stamps
  • Thanks for Caring
Card Stock
  • Jolly Holiday DSP
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Very Vanilla
Inks
  • Cherry Cobbler
Extra
  • Dimensionals
  • Ribbon
  • 1 3/4 Circle Punch
  • Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die
  • Basic Pearls

Try Stampin on Tuesday #22

Good evening,

I managed to have a couple of hours out today and make a few cards, the first one I made is for this weeks Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch, it feels like a very long time since I have had the chance to participate in one of these.

For my card I have used the stamp set called Thanks for Caring, it is a beautiful set and can be used for much more than sympathy cards. Since I am trying to put a box of cards together to sell at my gym I thought I should add a few of these in there. It’s a card you never want to use, but then when you need one you have none around.

Here is the sketch:

And here my card, as you can see I have added the butterflies instead of the greeting as it’s in my main image:

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close Up, you can’t see to well in the photo but I have sponged around the circle in Baja Breeze:

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And the inside:

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Stamps
  • Thanks for Caring
Card Stock
  • DSP Patterns Stack
  • Bravo Burgundy
  • Basic Black
  • Whisper White
Inks
  • Bravo Burgundy
  • Baja Breeze
Extra
  • Dimensionals
  • Sponging
  • Scallop Border Punch
  • Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die
  • Basic Pearls

Check back tomorrow for the card I have made for this weeks Clean and Simple Sketch.


About Me

Hi my name is Narelle Hoggard and I live in Auckland, New Zealand. I am married to a wonderful and very supportive man Nick and together we have two gorgeous children, Caitlyn and Bradley. I love to scrap and make cards, I find it very relaxing at the end of the day to create a page or a card.

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