Friday, August 31, 2012

Saturday Sketch #4 August 2012

For this Saturday Sketch I've used the Timeless Collection from Kaisercraft . It is based on this sketch:

This was a GREAT sketch ... I really liked the format! But if the truth were to be told about the REAL inspiration for this layout I would have to confess that I had just been at a Craft Fair where I made 3 exciting purchases ... 
The first was the Martha Stauart round the page punch you can see here, the second was the Tim Holtz die cut plate that cut all the flowers and leaf embellishments on this page and the last was a simple tool that makes tying the perfect bow a breeze... so as you can see this whole page was totally driven by my over whelming need to play with my new toys LOL
I LOVE scrapbooking!
Smiles from Kel.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sear & Son Fathers Day Gift

I just thought I would pop by with a very quick gift idea using the Sears & Son Collection and a memo frame. These memo frames actually came with a 2009 calendar attached, but I've tossed the calendar and poped in a memo pad instead ... something that will be much more useful for my husband! I've got the memo frame on sale for $2.00 each so this is a great little inexpensive gift idea for Fathers Day!
Even kids could knock up a gift like this one for dad in no time at all , just paint and stick embellishments on ... too easy!
I hope you have all enjoyed pulling together something special for the men in your lives!
Cheers from Kel.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sat. Sketch Aug #3 2012

So this week I'm sticking with the Sears & Son Collection for the Sketch ... I also added in a bit of paper from the Hunt & Gather Collection just to give it that 'bush' feel since I was doing this funny photo of the kids in a giant ceramic snake. You can't see it very well from the photos but the title above the snake and kids in the photo says ... 'Get Closer' ... and thats where my title for the page ties in!
Here is the sketch it was based on...

Thanks so much for visiting folks...
Cheers from Kel.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sears and Son Layout

Today I'm sharing another layout with the Sears & Son Collection. I'm really enjoying being able to get though some of my mountains of boy photos!! LOL

This time I was challenged to use a 'steam punk' theme ... something difficult for one so in love with all things shabby chic... but I gave it my best hit and put all the cogs I could on the page in the spirit of true steam punk style. Truthfully it's not really as grungy as true steam punk would dictate, but it's a pretty good marriage of steam punk and MY style! 

The acetate clocks were the easiest part of the whole page, Kaisercraft have a whole sheet of them consisting of different size clocks so all you have to do is cut them out and stick them in where ever you want ... too easy! 

With the chipboard wood flourishes I spray painted them with mat black paint and then embossed with clear crystals over the top of that to give them that shiny look.

Finally I have more of those cute little playing cards scattered about the place ... what do they represent? what are they about? whats make them so popular at the moment? Who knows ... but I like them, I think they are so cute I've used them on every project I've done for the last two weeks!! LOL

Anyway, thanks for looking, I hope you have a very creative day yourself!
Smiles from Kel.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sears and Son Cards

Today I'm here to share some simple Sears & Son cards ... with Fathers day just around the corner Kaisercraft have done a great job bringing us a collection thats both earthy and classic but also really easy to work with. I didn't have a lot time on my hands when I made these cards but all it took was one piece of double sided paper, the matching sticker sheet and a few buttons...

Thus proving that card making can be easy, affordable AND FUN!
Some other good ideas for elements in this sticker sheet is to use the ties as banners and the moustaches cut in half as birds. 

I hope you are all busy out there knocking up some cards for the special men in your lives for this Fathers Day... good luck with it all.
Cheers from Kel.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Class with Melissa Kennedy...

While I was down in Melbourne last month I had the privilege of doing a class with the fabulous Melissa Kennedy from Kaisercraft and this is the layout we created with the Sears & Son Collection.
I came home with most of it finished and then added a few bits and pieces as I tend to do ... like the acetate clocks - they were a add in after the fact!

This new mens range is really earthy and gentle, it's great to play with and will suit and kind of vintage or heritage themes a person might want to work with.

On a personal note ... I can fully vouch that the handsome man in these photos really is the greatest dad ever!! LOL
Have a great day.
Smiles from Kel.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sat. Sketch #2 Aug 2012

What an excellent sketch Kaisercraft put this week! Here I have used the Sears and Son collection to follow this sketch:

Sears and Son is a strong male collection, but I just couldn't resist the challenge to do a layout with a girly feel using these earthy papers... the birds you can see are made from the moustaches found in the die cut pack and the banners are actually ties from the sticker sheet!
Have a great day...
Smiles from Kel.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

More Save the Date Cards

Just a few more cards using the Save the Date collection from Kaisercraft ... I'm loving the gender neutral  nature of this collection. You could give these cards to either a boy or a girl and I find layouts are the same also. I really like that quality in a paper collection - versatility!
Have a great day.... smiles from Kel.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sat. Sketch #1 Aug 2012

What an awesome sketch to kick August off with ... I've used more of the 'Save the Date' collection for this challenge and am having a ball digging out all the kids old birthday photos to use with this fun range. 
I've mostly stuck with the die cuts from the collectables pack and some of the cute little epoxy stickers as well. I'm really loving the way this collection will bend itself to either girl or boy pages ... I like that kind of flexibility in my papers!

Anyway, here is the sketch that this layout is based on...

Friday, August 3, 2012

Save The Date Cards...

Just a couple of Happy Birthday cards today using the Save the Date collection ... of course this collection just SCREAMS Birthday Cards!! LOL
Here I've used some of the papers and elements out of the collectables pack and a few rhinestones for bling ... nice, easy and effective!
Thanks for dropping by for a look...
Smiles from Kel.


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Save the Date Layout

I'm really excited today to introduce the Save the Date collection from Kaisercraft .... this is an AWESOME bunch of papers and matching embellishments... and probably Kaisercraft's biggest collection yet! 

So as the name suggests this one is all about the PARTY .... birthday, celebration, wedding, anything you like really ( although it would have to be a pretty funky wedding if  you using these invites and coordinates LOL).

 Being the proud owner of 6 gorgeous kiddies I must tell you I have more birthday photos hanging about the place than you can poke a stick at ! 
And I'm no scrapbook snob ... 
I'm not waiting until I find the perfect colour to match the shirt in my birthday photos ... NO WAY!
It's quite an easy formula these days for me...

Birthday Photos + Party Papers = Easy, Hassle Free Layouts!! LOL

So yeah, as you can imagine I'm quite chuffed at the new collection ... I can't thank Kaisercraft enough for making my job that much easier! [smiles and rolls eyes!!]

Have a great day ... smiles from Kel.