Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Top 10 Blog Hop 2014

Hello and welcome to my post in the Top Ten blog hop!

As the year draws to a close I want to share with you my favourite 10 projects that were published in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine, as part of the sponsor projects we were commissioned to do as Masters. I still can't believe it has all come to an end, but the memories will last a lifetime.

Details of the hop are listed at the bottom of my post. There is an awesome prize to be won, so be sure to visit all the girls to maximise your chance of winning!

One of my first projects was this layout, using Flourish with a Bling stickers.
Flourish with a Bling project Volume 16 No. 8

The next two projects were for my first 'Mastering the Art' article. I chose to write about using the Silhouette Cameo machine, giving hints and tips to hopefully dispel some fears that it is a complicated piece of equipment.
Volume 16 No.10

 This fun mini about a summer holiday was created for the same article

A Carina Gardner cut file. Vol 16 No.10

This next layout must be one of my all-time favourites, ever. I'm not sure if it's the colour combo or that gorgeous bubba of mine, but I just love the way it turned out! I've used a WOW stencil three ways: with texture paste, with mist and as a stitching template.

Words or Whatever project. Volume 16 No.10

'Lovely Girl' was created for another article I wrote in the Silhouette series, this time focusing on the welding technique.

Volume 16 No.11

This layout, 'Family: Our story' is another one that I really love. Being an interactive page (which I really enjoy doing) it was difficult to see all the details in the magazine.

Volume 16 No.12
The booklet opens to reveal the story of how my DH and I went from being two dorky teenagers to having a beautiful family.

Living in tropical paradise, I really miss a true season change, but these rich colours were totally inspiring.
Bo Bunny project Volume 17 No. 3

This layout wasn't actually one of my commissioned projects for Masters, but it hasn't been on my blog yet so I thought I would include it now. Lots of Basic Grey goodies. I really like the concentrated amount of elements on the page.
'My Baby Boy' Volume 17 No.3

I so enjoyed working these fun dies and embossing folders from Couture Creations. The WRMK 'Inked Rose' collection I used is absolutely delish too!
Couture Creations project Volume 17 No.5

Now you'll have to excuse this last picture, as it was hastily snapped before I submitted it and now it's out of my hands for a class that I will be teaching locally next month!

Another interactive page, my journalling sits under the 'Joy' flap. The shaker box (top left) can also be opened to reveal the snow flake.


Prize: $75 Gift Certificate to Paper Issues!
How to Enter: You can get one entry for commenting on each blog in the hop. 
ie a maximum of 24 entries (no more than one comment per blog will be counted).  Entries will close on January 4th. The winner will be drawn from all the comments on the 5th, so be sure to check back here then.

If you're following the hop, you will be moving on to Christine's blog next!

If you're starting now, this is the full blog roll:

Juliana Michaels
Michele Kovack
Chantalle McDaniel   << you're here!
Christine Meyer
Mendi Yoshikawa
Kelly Holbrook
Laurel Seabrook
Katrina Hunt
Wendy Morris-Saponaro
Becki Adams
Suzanna Lee
Melissa Elsner
Monika Wright
Wendy Antenucci
Jen Matott
Marcia Dehn-Nix
Ashley N Newell
Kathy Skou
Linda Auclair
Kelly Jean
Monique Liedtke
Rhonda Van Ginkel
Jennifer Haggerty
Cathy Harper

Thanks for joining in the fun and good luck!

Friday, 26 December 2014

Done like a dinner!

Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy roundup to a fabulous year!

My album is looking swell over on the Sassy Scrappers blog today. Cover to cover, you will find everything you need to get yours done and dusted.

Till next time!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

December Days album

Lots of pics up on the Sassy blog today of my December Days album, which is coming along quite nicely. Looking a bit chubby though... might need to go easy on that foam tape ;)