Thursday, December 29, 2011

Manilla Folder Vintage Pockets

These were made in a class I recently attended here in Nelson (NZ), run by a local lady Suzanne Van De Geest.  We upcycled manilla folders.  Quite a cool idea.  I like the colour palatte and the design could be adapted for the guys in our lives.

I love the tag feature with the teeny tiny chipboard key.  Managed to source a pack of them (Dusty Attic).  yah.

Hope you enjoyed your Christmas folks.  We were in Christchurch and were a little unnerved by the aftershocks.  Not used to the quakes that they are experiencing down there.  Now we're back home and there's flood/slip warnings for some parts of our city/area.  Our poor little country is having a bit of a rough time.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Teacher gifts

Got organised this year and made these little gift pockets for the boys' preschool and kindy teachers.

The pocket die is an awesome newish one from Papertrey Ink.  It was a bit of a fiddle getting it through my cuttlebug in the beginning but we got there in the end.  They are all unique.  2 pockets have been machine stitched together to make the bag.  I used pps from my stash (mostly) - that feels good. LOL. 

 In each bag were post-it note holders, embellished with PTI stamps, a pen and a bookmark decorated by the boys.

Hope this finds you relaxed and organised.
Blessings. S.

Monday, December 19, 2011

A little piece of Christmas

 I was inspired by a 7 gypsies post for my wrapping this year.  Love the simplicity of the brown paper, doilies and baker's twine.

 Most of my tags have PTI stamps and die cut images.  {love}

 Decorated spools were inspired by Collections Elements.  The medium spools are Maya Road, purchased from Scrap Box NZ.

Last of all a little angel ornament, inspired by Melissa Phillips for Paper Trey Ink. 

Have a Merry Christmas friends...may or may not make it back as it is the silly season after all.  {hugs}. xoxo  Sally.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Reach for the Sky

First up above is a kiddie card...  The stamp set (containing the balloon basket) is from Stampin' Up and is designed for treat cups.  I think it works well with a circle punch though.  A bit of misting for the background.

 Next up- my wee men in a sweet embrace.  This is a rarity.  LOVE the 'random' range from Crate paper.  It really is a bit on the random side LOL.

 I think that the fussy cutting around the butterflies made a nice feature for the bottom trim.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Couple of Layouts

 First up is a layout I completed a while back.  It was a Tarisota Style Studio one from '10 by Rachel Tucker (LOVE her work- blog link on right RTscraps).  From memory I adapted it to suit the materials I had.  The pic is from when I took Ol to Welly to stay with my brother. 

 Below was a bonus layout that Lyn Jordan inspired using the Echo Park range we had left from our 5 layout workshop.  THE END OF THE WORLD was when James used to have his face wiped or sometimes when he was getting dressed.  Now it's when he's getting his hair cut at the hairdressers which is STRESSFUL to say the least.

Bye for now.  S.