Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SMASH*ing October 2013!

Todays post has some SMASH pages from my 2013 Journal (I used the 365 SMASH* folio). We seemed to spend a lot of the month socialising with family and friends (It was school holidays after all!) and we treated ourselves to tickets to Cavalia - it was amazing!!

I've used heaps of stickers from old Amy Tangerine collections (my current motto is to use what I have before I buy more) I've also used a heap of my other staple goodies from my stash (chevron bags, tags, paper doilies, wood veneer, alphas, paper clips and enamel dots). 

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Crafty Hugs xx

Friday, April 25, 2014

SMASH*ing September 2013!

Yes, you have read the title correctly - I'm still catching up on blogging some SMASH pages from my 2013 Journal. A lot went on this month from Dad's birthday, to a year 7 exhibition, to lots of gardening!! I found it amazing that the underlying SMASH* pages suited our activities and photos perfectly :) 

I've used an older stamp set from Kellie Stamps on these pages - the You are the Best set from March 2013, I love all the banners in this set. I've also used a heap of my other staple goodies from my stash (chevron bags, tags, paper doilies, wood veneer, alphas, paper clips and enamel dots). 

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Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Show Day!

Although I did finish my "SMASH*ing 2013" journal (using the 365 SMASH* folio) I didnt get around to blogging much of it. So here is a page from September. We love going to our local Show's as they are called in Australia (I think they are referred to as Fairs in USA). My girls love going on all the amusement rides - not for me but I'm happy to watch and take photos :)
I've used lots of older stamps from Kellie Stamps on these pages - the Keen As Mustard and Favourite sets from 2013. I've also used a heap of other goodies from my stash. 

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Crafty Hugs xx

Monday, April 21, 2014

Back to School!

Recently I showed you a photo and scrapbook page of my eldest daughter on her first day at high school for this year, so I also had to do a page for my other daughter. She is in year 1 this year and her uniform is blue - thus the blue colourings for this page :)

I've misted and splattered with blue, green and purple Dylusions ink sprays to create this background. Then I've layered lots of KaiserCraft patterned papersand some paper doilies under my photo (using up all those old papers I've been hoarding!) 
Next was the fun part - embellishing with lots of D-lish Scraps yumminess! I've made my title using some black coloured wire. I've also added a cream Forget Me Not,white Resin Butterflya blue Viola, and blue Acrylic Splat Beads.
In this cluster at the bottom of the page I've I added a Ticket Tab, with the date stamped using a Pebbles roller date stamp, some  mini pegs, a white Cherry Blossoma white mini PVC doilie,a blue Resin Lilly, a rainbow flair, and a blue Moustache Bead.
In this cluster below the photo I've added a light blue Resin Heart, a white Daisy, blue polkadot buttonblue mini resin 2-toned daisya blue resin forget-me-notblue Lilly, blue Rhinestone, blue canvas Pick n Place Bow, arrow Freckled Fawn Paper Clip and a chevron Journal Spot. 

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Crafty hugs xx

Friday, April 18, 2014

Oh Yeah!

There are 5 stamp sets being released this month over at Kellie Stamps, woohoo! Today I'm showcasing stamps from the "UGH" set. There are 16 stamps in the set and I've used 8 on these pages. 

These are pages from February in my "SMASH*ing 2014" Journal (using the Tasty SMASH* folio). The pages already had a pattern with lots of little squares so it was perfect to frame many of the stamps as a background.
I've also used Amy Tangerine puffy stickers and diecuts; Dear Lizzie diecuts; Studio Calico speech bubble and bike wood veneers; a Prima wood veneer house; Freckled Fawn wood veneer birds; and a Typo 3D heart sticker.

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Crafty Hugs xx

Monday, April 14, 2014

I'm So Happy!

"I'm so Happy" .... Don't you just love that song, it always puts a smile on my face! Just like this cheeky little munchkin!

I love the background paper I've used here (from the Studio Calico Printshop collection). I bought a couple of single pages online and as soon as it arrived I had to order the entire paper pad!! I used some texture paste over a circles stencil direct on the background page then splattered some paints across the page.
Under my photo I've layered lots of papers from an older Amy Tangerine collection - I'm trying to use up all my older papers before I buy more! They coordinated quite well really!

then I added lots and lots of yummy D-lish Scraps embellishments. Many of the elements are from the Tropical Twist Just Add paper Kit - happy and bright just like the papers and photo :)
The flair, yellow resin butterfly, yellow forget me not, Happy wooden word, and large orange wild rose are all from the kit. I've also added a medium apricot Old Fashioned Rose and orange Cosmos Daisies.
I'm a huge fan of Freckled Fawn Wood Chips!! On this page I've used some hearts and emoticons from this range as well as neon enamel dew drops.

I've also used my Motex labeller and some yellow tape for part of my title. And I've added an "Oh Yeah" stamp from Kellie Stamps on the bottom of the photo.

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Crafty Hugs xx

Friday, April 11, 2014


Some more pages from my February 2014 - Valentines day (along with roses from daddy!) and a family get together!

My pages are relatively simple and I'm trying to use more handwritten journalling! 
On these pages I've showcased stamps from the Kellie Stamps March release Magical stamp set: "Love you"; and the wood mount stamps "You are absolutely amazing" and "Oh yeah". I've also used Amy Tangerine diecuts and puffy stickers; Dear Lizzie diecuts; Studio Calico camera wood veneers and ephemera, and Freckled Fawn heart, house and arrow wood veneer.

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Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

My Little Star!

I'm up to February in my "SMASH*ing 2014" journal. On this page I have some photos of my youngest daughter who wanted to do ballet. She went to 3 lessons then decided it was too boring and didnt want to go anymore lol!

Many people ask about my calendar - I just made it up myself in MS Word - very easy and you can resize as you need :)
On these pages I've showcased stamps from the Kellie Stamps March release Magical stamp set: "My Little Star", "magical", and the star. I've also used stamps from the soon to be released Favourite mini stamp set: "My Favourite", "sport", "toy", "Food", and "colour". I've also used Amy Tangerine diecuts, Dear Lizzie diecuts, Studio Calico ephemera and gold stars and hearts, and a Prima wood veneer house.

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Crafty Hugs xx

Monday, April 7, 2014

High School!

My daughter started high school this year - eek!!! Where has the time gone!

I went for a strong green influence on this page because that is the colour of her uniform. The background of the scrapbook page has been created by spraying and splattering Dylusions ink sprays (I just love their vibrant colours) - after gesso'ing the page first.

I've layered lots of patterned papers (KaiserCraft) under my photo and added some paper doilies as well. Then I've used lots and lots of yummy D-Lish Scraps embellishments.
I made the title using green coloured wire. Like I mentioned in a previous post, I first write a word on scrap paper then mould/bend the wire to match. Some letters are harder than others to get right but I say - dont worry if it is not perfect :)
I added some green Hand dyed muslin under the photo - I love the extra layer of dimension and texture it provides. I also added Metal flligree leaves, a green sequin bow; lime Tutu bloom a cream Forget Me Not, green Lilly, a green mini resin 2-toned daisy and I wrote my journalling on a chevron Journal Spot.
Above the photo I added another cream Forget Me Not, white Lilly, a blue Cherry Blossom and a Rhinestone heart.

In the bottom corner I also added a yellow Forget Me Not a green resin 2-toned daisy, green heart button, green cabachon Resin Flowerand a Ticket with the date stamped using a Pebbles roller date stamp.

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Crafty Hugs xx 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Kellie Stamps and {scrAp this!} Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Kellie Stamps and {scrAp this!} Blog Hop!

This hop is full of inspiration and there are prizes to be won so sit back and enjoy the ride.

If you have come from Agnus then you are right on track. If not you can go back to the start with Kellie.

I'm very excited to be part of this hop. I love using the stamps and embellishments from both these Australian businesses on my scrapbook and SMASH* pages.
For this hop I have 2 pages in my "Currently Me 2014" journal - weeks 10&11. I'm really enjoying putting together this journal all about me. I try and only spend about 30 mins on each page - keeping it simple and achievable!
The {scrAp this!} fuzzy felt embellishments are adorable - I even stamped on the yellow speech bubble with one of the new stamps from Kellie Stamps!
On my pages I also used many more of the stamps from the UGH stamp set - a new release from Kellie Stamps
Products I've used include: Kellie Stamps "Plant Lady", "Love Life", "We are odd and I love it", "Oh Yeah" and "This is my life"from the new UGH stamp set, "Like a boss" wood mount stamp, and "this happened ..." flair {scrAp this!} heart and speech bubble fuzzy felt embellishments; Stampin' Up! Epic Day This and That Journal, washi tape, designer series paper, stickers, whale paperclip and hexagon punch; Currently card (free digi download) from Kristin at Rukristin; Amy Tangerine puffy stickers; Freckled Fawn arrow and emoticon wood veneer; Studio Calico wood veneer.

We do have prizes, Yayy!!!

If you leave a comment on ALL of the posts in this hop you will go into the draw to win one of the NEW wood mount stamps from Kellie Stamps 
and some of the yummy {scrAp this!} embellishments
You have until Tuesday 8th April and a winner will be announced shortly after.

Next on the hop is Aimee where you will find more amazing inspiration.

Here is the hop list if you get lost

Karyn <-- you are here
Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx

Friday, April 4, 2014

Love Life!

There are quite a lot of yummy new April releases over at Kellie Stamps! 5 new stamp sets!! Today I'm showcasing some stamps from the "Ugh" set as well as some favourites from releases earlier this year!

This is another page from January in my "SMASH*ing 2014" Journal (using the Tasty SMASH* folio) - where again I've left the LH page blank.
On these pages I've used stamps from Kellie Stamps: "Love Life" and "You're pretty awesome" from the Ugh stamp set: "Like a boss" and "Oh yeah" wood mount stamps, and "Aussie sheila" and "Australia Day" from the Australia Day stamp set. I've also used Amy Tangerine puffy stickers; Studio Calico animal wood veneers and boy die cut; and a paperclip from my stash.

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Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Nom Nom!

Here is another page from January in my "SMASH*ing 2014" Journal (using the Tasty SMASH* folio). I actually left the LH page blank - just because I could :)
On these pages I've showcased stamps from the Kellie Stamps March release Cozy stamp set: "Nom Nom", "Rate this food", "nom nom nom", "where", "when", "what" and the arrows. I've also used Amy Tangerine puffy stickers, Studio Calico chevron wood veneers, and a Stampin' Up! arrow paperclip.

Thanks for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx