Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kaiser Craft Design Team Application

Below you will find 8 different projects all created for my 2011 Design Team application.
 I've also named the ranges that the projects were created from.
Thanks for Looking :)

1) Chapter One Lay Out

2) Chapter One Large Round Mirror

3) Chanteuse Lay Out

4) Chanteuse Photo Display

5) Nan's Favourite All purpose Box ( Made as a recipe box)

6) English Rose & Timeless Lay Out

7) Dancing Jewel Purse and cards.

8) And something a bit different ... This Childs top was decorated using Kaiser Craft stamps, a KC lace doillie, KCmini crochet flowers, KC lace, KC ribbons and KC buttons.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

An Album in an Afternoon?

OK.... so for my 100th post I'm going to get excited!!

I'm proud to announce my latest set of classes .... An entire 16 page Album in One 5 hour class session!

IT CANNOT BE DONE!!! I hear you all cry .... but I have PROOF that it CAN BE DONE!! 

A couple of weeks ago I sat some very lovely Guinea Pigs down ( all with varing levels of kills and experience in scrapbooking) and gave this idea a go ....AND IT WORKED!!!! They all walked away 5 hours latter ( and a half hour off for lunch and breaks) with a complete 16 page Album that they only had to add their photos to!

It was so exciting ... I have 2 'Albums In An Afternoon' classes that I'm offering now .... a mothers day themed one made using the Chanteuse Paper collection and the other one I'm posting below called 'Life's A Beach', which was made using the Seaside paper collection.

These photos are of the finished pages right before I stuck a heap of black and white photos into it from my summer holidays. One lady stuck all colour photos in it from her grand kids summer holidays, and it looked even better.

So with out further ado .... here it is!


What I'm aiming to teach in these clases is that you can scrapbook on a budget and with a limited time frame in mind ... it's a real break down in the anatomy of a scrapbook page, and repetition means that people really get to practice simple principles over and over, so much so that they can continue on with this themed album, long after the class has ended, creating many more pages using the same processes over and over again. This is a real skill that can be taught and most certainly can be learnt! Not every page can be a work of art ... sometimes you just need to get on with your albums ... or even make albums for others that they can pop their own photos into.
I LOVE this process ... 
I hope I become rich and famous for it one day .... maybe I should copy right the phrase 'Album In An Afternoon' ?!!!  Bhahahahahahahahah
Smiles from Kel.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Lullaby Gifts

I made these two little hanging name plaques as new baby gifts from the Lullaby paper collection. Actually all I used in the end was paper from one paper pad and some ribbon .... how economical is that! These little hanging plaques make the perfect gift, you can prepare them ahead of time and just add the name once a baby has been born! There was LOTS of left overs on the paper pack to make matching cards with too !!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Walk in the Park.... With the Chanteuse collection!

I have made this little Park scene out of the Kaisercraft photo display BTP project. I've used lots of Wood flourishes that I covered in opal embossing enamel and a few of their lovely little paper blooms as well. The paper collection that I used here is the Chanteuse range. I'm thrilled with how the whole thing turned out ... it's actually quite an efficient use of space, getting three gorgeous photos into what would effectively be the space of one free standing frame!
I really like the way it adds to the story of the day and sets a back drop for the whole event.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Chanteuse layout

I created this layout using the Chanteuse Paper collection and as many of the matching embellishments as I could stick on there ... it was so much fun to do!! I printed the photo in sepia on canvas paper to give the whole thing a bit of a shabby sheek look to it.  Oddly enough, what I think REALLY makes this page work though are the wood flourish birds .... it's my opinion that wood flourishes improve every page they are added to!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lullaby Frame and Card

Well let me start by saying that this paper collection must have been made just for me!
This new collection is called 'Lullaby' and entails all thing baby and beautiful! Pinks and Blues, soft swirls and flourishes .... oh I LOVE it all!! With 6 beautiful babies of my own to scrap I'm pretty sure I'll use this collection no end!
Here I have created a bracket frame and matching card that could be given as matching gifts ... that is my little Daisy's photo in there ... so in this instance, it's a gift I'm giving myself!! LOL