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“To always remind me of home” Compass Tattoo.

Compass

Compass

Kraft + June Challenge

This month Kraft + challenge is to use just one colour with Kraft card stock. So I decided to use the Bombay Sunset papers from Kaisercraft and I have used the Aqua/Green. Here is the layout. The photo was taken of my daughter’s new compass tattoo and she told me that no matter where she journeys in this world, “it will always remind her of where home is”

This is my finished layout.

Compass

If you wish to purchase these beautiful papers you can find them here.

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Breathtaking

Breathtaking

Breathtaking

Paint Swatch Challenge for Kraft+

 You had to use paint samples to create your layout.

Here is my take on the challenge. Breathtaking.

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Kaisercraft October Challenge

Hello
Today I would like to share my take on the Kaisercraft Challenge for October.
I have used the combination
3 patterned papers, mist, clear stamp & white background
I just love the pastel tones of this collection.

 I have misted and stamped the background and used texture paste from colour blast to stencil the honeycomb.
The script stamp is clear stamp from Prima.

I have fussy cut the butterflies from the Mademoiselle Flutter paper
I’ve added some Kaisercraft Bling/Rhinstones to decorate their bodies.

This is the finished layout.
I hope you find some time in your day to
Dream * Create * Inspire
Happy Crafting
JD
xx
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Scrapmatts DT Member Announcement

Hello All
 I am excited to announce that I am a new Design Team member for Scrapmatts.
I am so excited to be joining the team and look forward to sharing my projects with you all and showcasing all the beautiful goodies from Scrapmatts.
I want to say a huge thank you to Sofie & Andrew for allowing me to share my creations using their amazing products.

My first project I would like to share with you is my Design Team Canvas.
This will be featured on their wall at all upcoming Craft and Trade shows.
To create the base I used the Tyre Track Stencil & the Circle Stains Stencil.

To add colour I used Dylusions and Kaisercraft Sprays.
 I have also used the Assorted Words, Star String Circles, Dragonflies and Bubbles chipboard. 
This is the finished piece.
The other project I would like to share with you is a mixed media layout

On the background of this page I have again used the Circle Stains stencil.

The colour is Tangerine Dream coloured paste from Colour Blast

 

Also used on the layout is the beautiful Leaf Spray chipboard

I have coloured it with Pinecone and Gold ink.
To add some more depth to the layout I wanted to frame my photo.
This is where the Retro Squares worked perfectly. I have coloured them with the gold ink.

To finish off the layout I wanted to use some words that described
how I was feeling the day I took this photo.
The Assorted words – CB6106 were perfect.

The word Beautiful came from Scrap Words – CB1241

You can find all these wonderful products at Scrapmatts

Products used :

Circle Stain Stencil

 Tyre Track Stencil

 Dragonflies

 Leaf Spray

 Retro Squares 01

 Scrap Words 27

String Circle Stars

 Assorted Words 24

I hope you have found some inspiration and like what you see and you can find me here 

Please stop by and check out the other wonderful DT members on the Scrapmatts Blog here
Til next time
Dream*Create*Inspire
JD
xx
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Life Canvas

“DON’T DREAM YOUR LIFE, LIVE YOUR DREAM”

 

Photo courtesy of Scrapbooking Memories Magazine
Welcome Again
I hope this evening/day finds you well.
I am sitting here rugged up as it’s Winter here in Australia and unfortunately my reverse cycle unit has gone on the blink, so no heating at the moment and I’m freezing. 
If I took a picture right now, it would not be very attractive but I’m sure you would all find it very amusing. 
This blog post today is a little tutorial on a canvas that I recently had published in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine. 
Vol 17 
Issue 12 
Pg 81
When I received an email from Vanessa to say they would like to put it in the magazine, I couldn’t believe it. I was so overwhelmed that they would think that it was magazine worthy, let alone a full page submission with a tutorial. 
It had always been a bit of a bucket list item to be published. 
So lets get started.
You will need the following:
Canvas (any size)
Cardstock – White (to stamp wings)
Kaszazz Wing Stamp & Metal Charms
 Tim Holtz Cogs & Metal Charms
 Dusty Attic Chipboard & Paint
Kaisercraft Word Stickers & flowers
Twiddleybitz Chipboard
Dymo  labeller
Acetate
Gauze
Gesso
StazOn ink
Ranger Perfect Medium & Embossing Powder
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist
Adirondack paint dabber – White
Alcohol Markers
Heat Gun
Helmar 450 Glue
Scrap Dots

                                                                                                             
Method:
1. Mix gesso with your chosen paint colours to create the base; brush this over your canvas. Paint chipboard vines with the leftover paint. Place gauze randomly on top of the wet paint. 
Set aside to dry or heat seat.
 2. Stamp the wings onto some scrap white cardstock. Using StazOn ink stamp the acetate with the wing stamp. Colour the acetate lightly with alcohol markers. Emboss a chipboard bodice with white embossing powder and then heat set. Wrap and affix gauze around the piece to create the skirt. Layer your embellishments randomly and use scrap dots to create height.
3. To finish off the canvas, use a white paint dabber to swipe over the embellishments (as seen in the pic to the right), canvas, flowers and chipboard to give a white wash effect.
Lightly spray the canvas with Old Lace Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
 
Create a quote with a Dymo labeller and word stickers.

Published page in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine. Photo credit: Scrapbooking Memories  
I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and I welcome your comments below.
You can also find me on the following sites:
Well time to go put my cold feet on hubby and cuddle up. 
Until next time, stay safe & warm or enjoy the sunshine depending on where you are.
Keep the Faith
JD
xoxo

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Off the Wall – MY GUY

 Hello again
Time to share my latest design team project using the Off the Wall Collection from Kaisercraft.

Now if you know me, then you will know that this definitely is my kind of paper range.
 
When I was given this paper range to design with it screamed Grunge !!
To design this page I used the Game Play 12×12 for the background
I then brushed the paper with white gesso, to give a white wash effect.
I then used my circle stencil to add some texture in the bottom left corner and top right corner.
I have used up leftover strips of paper and bar codes for the design behind my photo’s.
To embellish I have used the collectables and sticker sheet.

I loved the little Polaroid frame. I have foam mounted it over my photo and wrapped some twine and attached with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

 The very handsome man is my hubby.
This photo was taken on the day he picked up his glasses.
He had tried to convince himself that he didn’t need glasses and that they wouldn’t suit him, so I took the picture to show him that he looked fine with his new specks.
For this particular embellishment, I had used the collectable with My Guy. 
So I used the back of the pop out from the frame and stamped the My Guy onto it and punched it out using my circle punch. 
I really love when a page comes together. 
Even my hubby was impressed. He said he never looked so good!!
Love ya babe
xoxo
Products used for this page
Kaisercraft – Off the Wall Collection Papers, Collectables, Sticker Sheet and Stamp Set
Gesso
Circle Stencil
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Twine
Designed for Made with Memories 
2015
Keep the Faith
JD
xx

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Grand Canyon – Bo Bunny Souvenir

 Good Morning/Evening All

I thought I would share one of my latest design team projects for Made with Memories. 

One of my favourite scrapbooking companies is Bo Bunny. 
I love their products and designs. So this range was no exception.
This is the Souvenir Range

 This page was inspired by a design I seen on Pinterest.
I loved the Noteworthy pack and the chipboard embellishments.
I also included my ticket stubs from the Grand Canyon tour.

 With this page I had a large photo that I wanted to use to showcase the scenery of the Grand Canyon.
It worked well with the paper range.
I love to cluster my embellishments and use as many as I can on my layouts to minimise my leftover stash.

 With this layout I wanted to use up my leftover stash of papers. 
The photo’s are from a collage I had printed.
I wanted a page to show the many places we visited on our road trip of America.
The titles were created with my electronic Dymo labeling machine.
I used glimmer mist to spritz the background.

 As you can see I was able to layer many of the papers, stickers and embellishments.
 I wanted to feature the major attractions in each state that we visited.

This layout features a lot of photos, as I wanted to use as many as I could for this attraction.
These photos are from our Maids of the Mist tour of Niagara Falls. It was amazing.

The centre photo was taken from a calendar I had made with my pictures.
I wanted to centre it between the two pages and again showcase the beautiful scenery.
I have used Dusty Attic ABC Mini letters for the title. Inked in Pinecone.
I have used Kaisercraft stamps on the background.
I was able to used more of the Noteworthy Embellishments, chipboard and stickers.

I was able to get 3 double layouts from the papers I purchased. 
I am really pleased with how they all came together.
They will now be placed in my USA album and hopefully I am able to complete the album in the very near future.
Products Used
Kraft Cardstock
Kaisercraft Stamps
Bo Bunny Souvenir Papers
Bo Bunny Noteworthy Pack
Bo Bunny Souvenir Sticker Sheet
Dusty Attic Letters
Brown Glimmer mist
Pinecone Ink
Dymo Labeling Machine
Designed for Made with Memories
2014
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and please leave me a comment. I welcome your feedback.
Keep the Faith
JD
xx

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Repurposed Stamp Block

Hi There

I completed this project a little while ago but I hadn’t put it on my blog, so I thought I would share it with you.
I was recently sorting my stamp collection and took all my stamps from my wood mounted blocks and turned them into cling back, so they can be used on acrylic blocks.
So I had these wood blocks left over and didn’t want to throw them out, but didn’t know what to do with them.
  I wanted to repurposed them in some way and this was the end result.
I cleaned the block to remove the sticky from it and then I covered the block in some travel themed washi tape, I then took some clock embellishments and glued them to the front of the block with glossy accents.
I then used some little glass bottles and stuck them to the top of the block, placed some photo pin holders into the cork tops and took a piece of printed paper with the word journey on it and rolled it up and placed inside the clear bottle, to give me a message in a bottle effect.


This has now been repurposed into a cute little photo holder.

Products used : Washi Tape
: Glossy Accents
: Glass Bottles
: Clock Embellishments
: Tim Holtz mini cogs.

Keep the Faith

Designed by Jodie Digney

xx

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Selfies!!! Portrait Simple Stories Album.

Hi There
I wanted to share a little project that I completed last year.
It was inspired by an article that I seen in a scrapbook magazine.
When my husband and I are out at a function or on holiday, I like to take pictures of us (selfies). Most of these pictures where taken on our holiday to the United States in 2012.

This is the front cover of my Simple Stories Album. I randomly stamped images over the cover and used paper scraps from my stash.

     On this page I used a range of embellishments from my stash.
Chipboard stickers, clock, tag, stamps, washi tape and my Dymo for the journaling.
On this page I created the little flag banner using stickers from Simple Stories. I mounted them on thin chipboard and then used twine to embellish.  

I am not fond of the pic on this page, as I took it at the wrong angle. Double chin alert!! With this page I used lots of cog and clock embellishments. The angel wings are from Kaszazz’s embellishment range. The tag is from a stationary supply shop. I found the calendar embellishments in Big W.

On this page, I stamped the background with a range of travel stamps I have in my collection. I love the frame ( looks like an old polaroid camera). The tag has some journaling on it. The bling is from Kaiser and I have used their flowers in the bottom corner to tie in with the floral headband I was wearing.

For the embellishments on this page I wanted to keep it simple. I used twine and the compass embellishment from Kaszazz. The twine was attached with the Tim Holtz tiny attacher. The button is Simple Stories. I also used the twine to highlight the month the photo was taken.

This is the back page of the album. It was given to my husband as a gift. I have used part of the Simple Stories paper for the journaling and washi tape for the background, along with some stamping. The letter stickers are from Kmart. Clock embellishment is Kaszazz.
I also wanted to give the album a little project life feel. I love that it comes with these pocket pages. Great for pictures and journaling. The compass embellishment is from Kaszazz.
Papers are Simple Stories.

The frame border on this page is a chipboard square. I covered it with striped washi tape. I have used washi tape for the background, added some stamps and used the calendar embellishment behind the frame. The angel wings are from Kaszazz.

This page has more use of cog embellishments. These are from Kaszazz. I have again stamped the background with travel stamps and used twine to attach the envelope embellishment.

With this page I used washi tape, Kaiser flowers, calendar embellishment and the photo frame. Simple Stories paper pad and stamps for the background.

With this page I have added some hessian. The brad’s are from Bo Bunny Zoology range. Chipboard film frame is from my stash.

On this page I have used the other half of the chipboard film strip. The cog embellishment is from Spotlight in their jewellery section. Paper clips & angel wings are from Kaszazz. The heart chipboard embellishment is from ScrapMatts. Papers Simple Stories.

The embellishment words on this page are from Teresa Collins world traveller range. The clock and compass are from Kaszazz.

To finish off the pages, I doodled around the edges of the page with my Memento pen.
I used Versa Pinecone Ink to ink the edges of my pages and the stamping.
I also used Memento Black ink for some of the stamping.
This project took a whole weekend to complete at scrap camp but I was so happy with it, because it really took me out of my comfort zone. All the pages were designed spontaneously. It sits pride of place in my craft room.
Items used in this project are from Simple Stories – Life Documented
Kaszazz Stamps and embellishments
Kaiser flowers and stamps
Teresa Collins – World Traveller range.
Kmart & Big W
Spotlight
Personal Stash
Designed by Jodie Digney
2013

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Repurposed Stamp Block

Hi There
I completed this project a little while ago but I hadn’t put it on my blog, so I thought I would share it with you.
I was recently sorting my stamp collection and took all my stamps from my wood mounted blocks and turned them into cling back, so they can be used on acrylic blocks.
So I had these wood blocks left over and didn’t want to throw them out, but didn’t know what to do with them.
  I wanted to repurposed them in some way and this was the end result. 
                                                                                                                                                                        
I cleaned the block to remove the sticky from it and then I  covered the block in some travel themed washi tape, I then took some clock embellishments and glued them to the front of the block with glossy accents.
I then used some little glass bottles and stuck them to the top of the block, placed some photo pin holders into the cork tops and took a piece of printed paper with the word journey on it and rolled it up and placed inside the clear bottle, to give me a message in a bottle effect.


This has now been repurposed into a cute little photo holder.

Products used : Washi Tape
                        : Glossy Accents
                        : Glass Bottles
                        : Clock Embellishments
                        : Tim Holtz mini cogs.

Designed by Jodie Digney
              2013