Monday, 28 November 2011

New Resin Flowers

Looking good enough to eat (but please don't!) kaisercraft have covered all the colours, so make room in your scrap space for the perfect embellishment! They are also great on hair clips!

RRP $6.99 per pack of 12 flowers.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

New Embellishments from Kaisercraft...

have you seen the new Wooden Flourish designs from Kaisercraft?
From ornate frames and beautiful scallop doillies these are sure to please!

There is also a special BTP Angel released specifically for that last minute Christmas Decoration!

Prices start from $2.99 per packet.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

On the Move....

As a complete contrast to Sweet Nothings, Kaisercrafts 2nd new release this month is "On the Move". This gorgeous range is full of vintage car and aeroplane elements that are so perfect for teenage boy projects. This is a theme that hasn't been done enough, so Kaiser has answered your calls to bring you this collection! Blues, reds and oranges effortlessly compliment each other throughout the papers and with so many cute little images of tyres and go-karts your bys in your life are in for a treat! (as quoted from the December workshop magazine)

Amber created this layout using the On the Move paper pad, some lettering, a sheet of card stock and the wheels of one of her boys trucks - she rolled it through the paint then "drove" it over her page.

And have a look at all the layouts and Cards Jenny created....

What do you think? I have been completly inspired to get my kit out and start creating, stamping, spraying and painting....

Friday, 25 November 2011

Introducing Sweet Nothings....

Hello Everyone!

*The Sweet nothings Collection is one of the prettiest, most romatic collections Kaisercraft has ever released. Flowing through this gorgeous range you will find beautiful cherubs, flowers, butterflies and birds. Sweet Nothings takes you away on a dream of soft pastel pinks, blues and greens that just blend so brilliantly together. Not only can this range be used for the obvious love and romance projects, you will want to scrap EVERYTHING with Sweet Nothings as it's just so beautiful!

Here are the layouts and cards that Amber and Jenny created:

Jenny created the above 2 layouts with only the paper pad from Sweet Nothings, some Kraft Cardstock, and some flowers and lettering from her own stash + she still had plenty of papers left over. and for those of us watching our pennies - each layout costs less than $7 to make!

Amber created the following 2 layouts:

All the flowers are handmade using left overs from the paper except for the little roses, the leaves are cut using left over papers and a die from Cheery Lynn (used with her cuttlebug).

I can't wait to start creating with this collection....

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Just a little update.....

Hello Everyone!

Sorry I haven't blogged much, we have been very busy planning and preparing for the coming months. We have a Wonderful holiday programme nearly ready for release. There is something for everyone and for kids all ages in there.

There is a great little Christmas Party planned, VIP club and lots of other great things. make sure you sign up for our newsletter on the website to be the first in the know.

I'm off to bed now - had a very full day of business training today, and another one tomorrow. Even though we were told a lot of what I already knew (but didn't do) I now have a few system ideas to put in place to achieve all that I want to in a more orderly way. Can't wait till Thursday to put my new found enthusiasm in place.

wishing you all a wonderful week and thank you to all those who joined in our Facebook Sale.


Monday, 14 November 2011

Madame Boutique Collection

I had trouble posting Jenny's photos  from the November kaiser collection of Madame Boutique, so today I am trying again :)

As usual the collection is made up of  12x12" papers, a paper pad, rub ons, specialty papers and sticker sheets as well as a set of stamps. Oh and Kaiser have also released some gorgeous die cut shapes that all coordinate, and also come with about 50 pieces in one bag, all for only $6.99 :) There is something in this collection for everyone.

 Jenny has shown us that collections that seems to be very feminine can in fact work well for boys/men's layouts as well.

All of the products used for the layouts below can be found in store or ordered on line.

Layout 1.

Layout 2

Layout 3

Layout 4

A pretty box  used to present cards as a gift

Look what you can do with those gorgeous die cuts, a card makers dream :)

Card collection and gift box.

Friday, 11 November 2011

I've Been Around the World

Scrapbooking is all about preserving memories, and a lot of memories have resurfaced while I have been busy scrapping with October Afternoon's Boarding Pass Collection.

Rather than scrapping more pages from our trip to Europe last year, I decided on the years I spent traveling by sea. I spent 5 years on 3 different cruise ships, working 5 months at a time 7 days a week 12+ hours a day.

We went to see the ballet in St Petersburg, Russia, went night clubbing in Havana, Cuba, swimming with Dolphins in Cozumel Mexico, went on a Gondola ride in Venice, visited the malibu brewery in Barbados, sailed on one of the yachts from the American Cup in St Maarten, and visited so many historical sites in Europe. (Rome, Pisa, Valencia, Venice, Livorno, Sweden, Norway, Nordkap, Finland, Southampton, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Dubrovnik and so much more!)

Unfortunatley as I was working on the ship for so long and visited many places every 2 weeks during a season I rarely had my camera with me as I always thought - next time.

Do you have many memories you would like to scrap but have no photos? What was / is your solution? I might need to order some icon landmark photos online....

Saturday, 5 November 2011

A great gift idea

Hi, it's Jen again. I made this cute little album for a friends wedding shower/hens night. The thought behind it was to have all of the guests there on the night write their pearls of wisdom about marriage or relationships down, to encourage the soon to be bride. It could be fun tips or serious tips :)

Marijke and I had a lovely lady come into the store and she let us play with some of her embossing folders and dies for the Cuttlebug and big shot die cutting machines.  You will be happy to know that after our "play," Marijke has now ordered a few different shapes, including the ones used for this project, for you to use in store at a small fee :)

1. This is the finished project, it is very plain and simple. One of the pages has been covered and stamped. There is also a cover made from clear plastic just to protect it a little more.

2. This little bird punch is soooo cute and added a little something to a plain page.

3. The finished result, all the pages were made from kraft card stock,  inked edges, a little bit of lace and ribbon and an album ring. And it is now a keepsake with advice from people the Bride cares about, so a lovely memory made.

This could also be used as a little mini album for photo's,  the possibilities are endless really, just let your imagination fly.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Introducing Madame Boutique

Sorry for the delay! I have been meaning to do this post since last week but I still needed to print a photo of my Grandmother to stick on the layout. Finally did it today so here are the projects we have made:

First up the 2 layouts I created.
Sorry about the flash on the photos - that's what you get when you take them at night! The photo is of my Oma on the day she turned 90 years old. She was given 90 red roses by my parents. All edges are distressed and papers are sewn on to the layout using gold thread.

Again sorry for the flash....I found the colours of madame Boutique where perfect for a men's layout so I used the papers that don't have any roses on it. Ths photo is of my father in 1962 in his favourite dressing gown - he still has it!
And here is the layout that Amber created using 2 full size sheets from madame Boutique as the background and the cut out doillies the rest of the layout was made using papers from the 6.25" paper pad.

And last but definately not least are all the items Jenny created using only 8 sheets of paper, 2 speciality papers, sticker sheet, die cuts and the rub on. She used every single last scrap of paper! That's a HUGE achievement in itself!!
 I have been trying to load up all the photos but the internet / computer is not co-operating so I will finish loading Jenny's projects tomorrow.