Friday, 31 October 2014

Christmas Gift ideas - last installment

Happy Friday Sassy Friends!

Can you believe October is pretty much done and dusted?! Tonight is one of my favourite times of the year and I am super excited! But before I can get to all things spooky, let's chat Christmas gifts one more time. Hpw about making this festive banner for yourself or a friend using Simple Stories 'Cozy Christmas'.
Quick as a snap to put together and sure to impress with a built in photo frame!
I've started by selecting a couple of 6x4 favourites from a pack
of Sn@p cards. Some have been used to matt the gorgeous die cut cards
(which I have been hoarding!!)
Try alternating landscape and portrait formats to draw the eye in. Once you know which cards you are going to use, one can add all sorts of bits in between the cards. Try punching and threading shapes or adding mini banner (created by simply folding over a strip of paper!)
Next, I created a photo frame which remains open on one side,
so you can alternate the photo if you wish.

Put it together as follows:
Once the elements were decided upon, I went ahead and embellished with some chipboard stickers and bit and pieces. Bearing in mind, I celebrate Christmas in Summer, I have been mindful to not include too many of the snowy elements,
but if its cold where you are now - add as many as you like!
A flair badge, some acrylic shapes and a utterly adorable cookie cutter shape completes the embellishing. Once you are happy with the lot, you can punch your cards and add eyelets if you wish. Thread your treasures on some twine or ribbon and you are ready to go!

I hope you have enjoyed these posts as much as I have enjoyed putting them together! Thank you so much for visiting us today. For those of you ghostly ghouls on the streets tonight, have a fabulous time!

Till next week

Sassy Supplies used:

Cozy Christmas Deck The Halls Paper 12x12 Cozy Christmas Red Flurries/Stripes Paper 12x12 Cozy Christmas Cream Flurries/Stripes Paper 12x12 Cozy Christmas Sn@p Die Cut Cards Cozy Christmas Sn@p Cards Cozy Christmas Chipboard Stickers 
 Cozy Christmas Bits and Pieces Die Cuts  Tim Holtz - Tiny Attacher (stapler)Red Bakers Twine 2mtrsKaisercraft Forest Weave CardstockHello Today Clear Pop Stars

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Shabby chic Tag - Bobunny

hi everyone ,
this week i like to share a tag i created using the
 beautiful Bobunny  MADELEINE  collection

so here's how i created it

  i cut a tag shape from some white cardstock
cut a tag from Madeleine Songbirds patterned paper just a little smaller then my cardstock tag
so their is a little white edge all around
a stencil and texture paste let it dry
use another stencil and apply glitter paste
add some shimmerz to the edges of the cardstock tag and a few drips to the patterned paper tag
after they are dry glue and sew tag together
add distressing to the edges
and now you can decorate the tag with patterned papers ,embellishments,lace and flowers

 Product in the sassy store

Happy Crafting


Monday, 27 October 2014

Project Life | Week 40...

 Hello Project Life friends! Welcome to Week 40 | September 29 - October 5.
 This week I am playing with the gorgeous new Heidi Swapp collection, September Skies, which is now available in the shop.

 Week 40 was the second week of school holidays for us here in Queensland.  The weather has been warming up nicely and as is tradition now (three years in a row can be called a tradition, right?), we've taken the kids camping at this time of year.

They absolutely love the freedom of swimming, kayaking, bush walking, camp fires and star gazing. It takes them away from the trappings of technology to discover a reliability on their friends and their own creativity to prevent the rise of the dreaded boredom monster!! And besides, when we go camping, the kids tend to pull their weight a little more with helping out! Have you ever seen children more willing to wash the dishes when they are outside? No.  Me either!

This Project Life spread is definitely more photo heavy than what I usually pull together.  Sometimes I feel the photos can express more than what space I have available to write the words.  I have however, included the main details such as where we went and why.  And I definitely recorded how much busier it was at the camp ground this year than in previous years.
Where I have created space to play with the September Skies patterned paper, I've used pieces that relate back to being outdoors.  The title pocket card includes white space and a little bit of 'outer space' to recognise our camping under the stars experience.

I also love the arrow/compass paper piece found in the September Skies Ephemera Pieces.  I didn't want to lose this embellishment among a cluster of other pieces, so it has been highlighted on its own pocket card.

As mentioned before, the journaling is brief and to the point.  We've been to the same campsite so many times now, the owners have become good friends.  Everyone pretty much did their usual camping relaxation routines - something I have mentioned in previous PL spreads when we've been away.  I didn't feel the need to expand on every detail.  Just a few main points were jotted down.


On page two, I have really let the photos tell the story and tried to include images of the usual activities that occur.
The September Skies patterned paper mini pad, was a great source of inspiration.  Again I took inspiration from the star constellation paper, to convey the idea of star gazing and sitting around a fire at night.

To break up the photo heavy spread on this page, I trimmed two pieces of the patterned paper from the mini paper pad to 3"x4".  The green striped paper was then cut on the diagonal.  I wanted to suggest with these two pieces of patterned paper, that we were outside, both day and night during week 40.

To balance to the title card pocket, I have included a cluster of trimmed patterned paper with all the sayings that felt appropriate for this week. I love that the September Skies Word Strips and the ephemera pack could be layered together with the patterned paper so easily.

The Word Strip stickers were also a great addition to place directly onto my photos.  The stickers on the photo below help to share the story of "Design" (the pony's name) coming into our campsite as we were setting up! *grin*

But my favourite word strip is definitely the one below.  I love that it shouts out exactly what is going on in the photo!

I hope I have shared a little inspiration with you today when creating photo heavy spreads for PL.  Thanks for visiting..x 
September Skies Beautiful Bouquet Paper 12x12
September Skies Dusk Paper 12x12
September Skies 6x6 inch Paper Pad
September Skies Word Strips
September Skies Ephemera Pieces
Photo Freedom V2 Element Stickers
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