Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spellbinders Explore Beyond- International Flair

I am privileged and excited to be part of the 
2013 Spellbinders Explore Beyond Team
as an International Blog Ambassador. 
Here in Australia we will be celebrating 
Mothers Day on May 12th. 
What do you give grandparents and great-grandparents 
when they want for nothing?
You give them memories!
This Mini Photo Book is made entirely of Spellbinders Dies.
Using my favourite go to cutting machine:
The covers were made using the third smallest size of:
I then embossed it using:
The two frames were cut from:
The sentiment is by:
JustRite Royal Antique Labels One CL-03840
Ink: Tsukineko Black Tuxedo Me-00-900 Fade Resistant Dye 
and cut with Just Rite custom dies:
Flowers and pearls are by KaiserCraft.
Xyron 5" Creative Station


Assembling the signature pages with the inside frame cut out of Antique Frames and Accents.
Papers are from Kaisercraft Elegance Collection
The photos slide out and are attached to the Antique Frames.
The signature pages were cut with the second smallest:
and folded into thirds. 
The blue piece was cut from the third smallest:
The ribbon buckle was cut from:

 The photo frames slide back into their pockets.

Card-stock made by Bazzill


  All the pages were held together with the middle cut-out of the Spellbinders Antique Frames and Accents, folded in half and glued together. I try not to waste anything and reuse/recycle.

Edited 29 April 2013: I was asked what the whole album weighed, with 10 photos inside it weighs 70grams or 154ounce, great weight if you are thinking of posting it overseas



Footnote: I had such a great time making this album. I looked through each photo and the memories of how wonderful and privileged it is to be a Mother encased me and made my heart warm and reminded me that I have so much love to give to my two girls. xoxoxo

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Wedding Shoes

I'm fascinated by Wedding Shoes so why not make your own.
The shoe template was designed by Laura Kirste Campbell
Xyron 5" Creative Station to adhere
Lace and flowers are from Green Tara 

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Easter Mother's Day Photo Card

I'm abit late for Easter but this Spellbinders Die reminds me of Easter
Made another of my Photo cards using my girl's photos.
 Emma above and Keira below 

Using my Grand Calibur machine and Spellbinders Dies:
Nestabilities Majestic Elements: Opulent Ovals S5-160
Shapeabilities : Antique Frame and Accents S5-083  by Samantha Walker

Ink: Tsukineko Black Tuxedo Me-00-900 Fade resistant dye ink
Xyron 5" Creative Station was used to adhere the intricate dies.
Flowers and  leaves from Green Tara 

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Mothers Day Photo Card

Following on from my Mother's Day themed Cards...
you don't have to wait for Christmas to give photo memories to your Mum or Grandma-that's 9 months away!
I love creating photo memory gifts for the older generation
they want for nothing material but they love photos.
The following Spellbinder's Dies were used on the Grand Calibur:
Grand Nestabilities: Grand Labels Four LF-190
Shapeabilities: Ribbon Buckles S4-362 and
Antique Frame and Accents S5-083 by Samantha Walker
Nestabilities: Labels Twenty S5-026

JustRite Custom Dies: Antique Labels One Dies JB-03830
Blue Cardstock by Bazzill
Designer paper by Kaisercraft Secret Admirer Collection P1002/Sweetheart
Pearls by Kaisercraft SB783 Teal 
Stamp by Kaisercraft Botanical Odyssey CS861 
Ink by Tsukineko-Black Tuxedo ME-000-900 Fade resistant dye ink
Lace by Green Tara
Xyron 5" Creative Station to adhere 
The cutie that stars on this card is my youngest daughter Emma, photographed 20 years ago.

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Monday, April 08, 2013

Mothers Day Card

 Mother's Day is just around the corner, are you ready? I love themed cards, it makes one think about who we are making the card for and the memories that it evokes. Usually around Mother's Day I think of my two girls and without them I would not be a mother (and a proud one at that) and enjoy all the goodness that comes with that privilege.
 This card was made using Bazzill white, lime and pink cardstock. Kaisercraft Secret Admirer Collection P1002 Sweetheart, I love their new papers, also used their pearls. Stamps by JustRite Botanical Medallions & Banners CR-03705. Ribbon and mother stamp by SU. 
Ink by Tsukineko Black Tuxedo-ME-000-900 fade resistant dye ink.
Xyron 5" Creative Station to adhere



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