Monday, October 23, 2017

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Double Layout Class


Hello Crafty Friends,

Ann Mealin from Queensland Scrapbooking Retreats asked me to teach a class at her Mount Tamborine Weekend.  I prepared a Layout using Kaisercraft's Rose Avenue Collection.  This was the first Layout I made - a Double Page Multi-Photo Layout.  I made this with my friend's photos as a gift birthday for her.  This Layout is glued down the middle and made for a frame, not to be cut-up and placed in an album.  




After some thought I realised most people at the class may prefer to have a split down the middle of the Layout so they can fit it in an album so I made another layout with four photos.


With this Layout you could really use a variety of sized photographs.  

I kept the ladies very busy during this three hour class.  There was lots of fussy cutting, die cutting and using texture paste with a stencil.  Some of the ladies hadn't used texture paste before so that was a new technique.  I think some were new to fussy cutting as well.  It was such a fun time up at Mount Tamborine...it was a rainy day and just perfect for crafting.  I made some lovely new friends and was lucky to catch up with some old friends as well.

On another note...I'm thinking of a name change for my Blog.  It seems "Time to Create" is in use elsewhere.  I would love some suggestions if you have any...

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album


Hello Crafty Friends,

Do you ever have a few memorable photos that you think deserve a special Album? Do you ever create or decorate Mini Albums? Mini Albums are perfect for showcasing little collections of photographs.  Today I am sharing how to make a Small Polaroid Mini Album for four photos using Kaisercraft's Rose Avenue Collection.  I filmed the process for making this Album so you can see exactly how it came together.

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

Being a Mum of two precious boys I don't have a lot of pink girly photographs in my personal collection or a lot of pink girly things in my home.  Even though I am a girly-girl at heart, most of my photos have blue-t-shirts, caps, balls and boys toys in them.  Luckily I do have friends that have little girls and I do happen to have some friends that are very talented at hosting amazing birthday parties.
When one of my friend's said her little girl's first birthday party was going to be a ballerina theme I did get a little bit excited.  Especially as this particular friend is an amazing cook as well and I certainly wasn't disappointed! The party was gorgeous and the food just blew me away.  My friend hand-made everything (including the cake) and I took lots of photographs on the day of all the lovely pink, ballerina food.  All of this meant that I had a collection of yummy pink party food photographs and I thought they deserved a special place in a Mini Album.

Rose Avenue Collection


The Rose Avenue Collection is perfect for scrapping those girly-girl photos.  It is filled with Shabby Chic gorgeousness - roses, butterflies and lots of pretty pastel colours.  For this Mini Album I chose to use Kaisercraft's Small Polaroid Album.  It is just the right design for whipping up a quick Mini Album to showcase four special photographs.  I used one 12x12 Paper for this project and one page from the Paper Pad.

How I made the Album

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

To begin with I inked the chipboard album in Pink ink.  Then I used paint and texture paste to paint over the top of the pink ink through this template to create a textured pattern on the chipboard album.I'm a big fan of swirls and flourishes...there is something that I love about them...and this new Template from Kaisercraft SWIRL FLOURISH is just divine.


Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

I adhered my photographs onto 12x12 Paper WOOD PANELS and then it was just a simple matter of gluing the photo and the frame together.

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

Once the pages of the Album were assembled I was up to the decorating part.  I used a variety of Mini Paper Blooms, Fussy-cut Roses, Wooden Flourishes, Flourish Die Cuts and Cheese Cloth scraps to decorate each page.  Here is the Process Video that shows exactly how I made the Album:


This Mini Album will be the perfect gift for my friend....I hope she likes it : )

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

  Kaisercraft Products:

P2409 Wood Panels | PP1030 Paper Pad | IP725 Ink Pad - Petal Pink | FL600 Garden Flourish Pack | 6x6 Designer Template - Swirl Flourish | DD757 Decorative Die - Large Flourishes | KC013 Kaiser Colour - Dusty Pink Paint | F658 Mini Paper Blooms - Dusty Pink | F657 Mini Paper Blooms - Fairy Floss | F644 Mini Paper Blooms - Coconut | GC104 Glitter Card Stock - Crystal | M008 Album Rings - Silver | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | Other: Texture Paste | Cheese Cloth | 
What are your thoughts?  Do you like to make Mini Albums?  Are you loving the new Rose Avenue Collection?

Let me know in the comments.

Happy Crafting : )
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Layouts

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Shabby Chic Layout by Alicia McNamara

The task over at Kaisercraft today was to create a Shabby Chic Layout with Rose Avenue.  This should have been an easy task for me but I have to be honest and say I struggled.  I have no idea why...it just didnt come easily.

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Shabby Chic Layout by Alicia McNamara
This was the second layout I created with a photo from my Mum's garden.  She has a beautiful garden and this was a photo Ben took a few years ago.

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Shabby Chic Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: P2407 Courtyard | P2408 Rose Window | P2410 Terrace | P2411 Suite | P2412 Irreplaceable | P2413 Chalet | P2414 Homestead | SS349 Sticker Sheet | CT892 Collectables | ST9267 Sticker Sheet - Love | CD135 Card Stock - Cherry | Other: Cheese Cloth | Lace |

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Double Layout by Alicia McNamara

This was the first Layout I made which I was originally going to use and then changed my mind.  I cant decide if I like or not.  I was experimenting a bit with the whole multi-photo, double layout design.

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Double Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Double Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Double Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: P2406 Patio | P2407 Courtyard | P2410 Terrace | SS349 Sticker Sheet | CT892 Collectables | F630 Paper Blooms - Iceberg | F640 Paper Blooms - Fairy Floss | FL599 Flourish Pack - Be You | IT906 12x12 Template - Floral Lace | CS258 Background Majestic Butterfly | IP719 Ink Pad - Black | DD757 Decorative Die - Large Flourishes | SB718 Pearls - Bliss | KC013 Kaisercolour - Dusty Pink Paint | OtherL Texture Paste | Cheese Cloth |

What are your thoughts, which layout do you like the best?

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Kaisercraft October Blog Challenge

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Layout by Alicia McNamara

This month for the Kaisercraft Challenge you can create any papercraft project you like using the below mood board as inspiration. You may recognise these designs from their gorgeous new Mint Wishes range!


 1. Feel free to enter as many times as you like!
 2. Your creation must feature at least 80% Kaisercraft products.
 3. You may use any current or previous release Kaisercraft paper collection.
 4. Link your finished project by creating a blog post on your personal blog or Facebook page, copy the link and add your name and link to the comments section on the Kaisercraft blog. Alternatively, you can post your entry directly to their Facebook wall or send it via email to sales@kaisercraft.com.au.

Entries close Saturday 31st October at 11.59pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time, UTC +11)
You could be one of two lucky winners to receive a Kaisercraft goodie pack.
Winners will be announced Friday 10th November 2017.
Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Layout by Alicia McNamara

I had lots of fun creating this Christmassy layout for the challenge.

Kaisercraft Products: P2397 Frosted | P2404 Silver | SS348 Sticker Sheet | CT891 Collectables | IT452 Love and Peach 6x6 Designer Template | Kc001 Kaiser Colour - White Paint | CD162 Card Stock - Sea Breeze | EM405 Paper Doilies | 

 I cant wait to see what you create!  Thanks for stopping by : ) 

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Layout with Instructions

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Layout by Alicia McNamara
Hello Crafty Friends,

The October Collections for Kaisercraft are just delicious! This is a Layout I have made using Mint Wishes.  I scrapbooked a cute little photo of my niece from nearly ten years ago! How time flies.

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Layout by Alicia McNamara

In case you would like to re-create the Layout I have included instructions...It is a nice easy one to make.

Instructions:

Adhere PS502 GINGERBREAD COOKIE DIE CUT to center of P2401 CABIN  (Reverse). 

Cut P2404 SHIVER into a variety of rectangles.  Position these as layers horizontally and vertically onto base page of Layout. 

Cut Gingham paper from Paper Pad to mount photo on top of.  Secure with mounting tape in centre of layers.

Fussy cut a small cluster of flowers from P2397 FROSTED and add to top of the layers.  Add some collectables into the mix of layers along with a tag from back of the Paper Pad with a bow tied in organza ribbon.  Decorate with a Coconut Paper Bloom.

Ink “trees” and “Merry Christmas” wooden flourishes with Island Ink and add to page.  Embellish with Ice Green Pearls.

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: P2401 Cabin | PS502 Gingerbread Cookie Die Cut | P2404 Shiver | P2397 Frosted | PP1029 Paper Pad | CT891 Collectables | FL610 Flourish Pack – Jolly Christmas | IP726 Ink Pad – Island | F627 Paper Blooms – Coconut | SB784 Pearls – Ice Green | BRB606 Organza Ribbon |

Mint Wishes is the last Christmas Collection by Kaisercraft for 2017.  I love the colour scheme and the clean, modern designs.

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day : )
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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Kaisercraft Give Away!!

Do you love free crafty stuff and giveaways?  It's always nice to get a little Happy Mail posted out to you!! This is my current give away - the beautiful Lilac Whisper Collection.  I'll be posting this out to somebody soon...It could be you if you sign up to my newsletter.  Simply fill out the form below and I can add you to my list.  I'd love to have you walk this crafty journey with me : )  
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Kaisercraft Christmas Edition Tags

Kaisercraft Christmas Edition Tags by Alicia McNamara

Hello Crafty Friends,

The job today over at the Kaisercraft Blog was to make Christmas Tags.  I do love to see how many layers and texture I can get onto a little tag lol! So this is what I came up with.

Kaisercraft Christmas Edition Tags by Alicia McNamara

The best thing about the Christmas Edition Collection is that you can use the back and white colour scheme and add in any colour you desire.  For this set of tags I chose to add in warm golden tones.

TKaisercraft Christmas Edition Tags by Alicia McNamara

I really have had fun playing with this collection.  Thank you for stopping by.

Kaisercraft Christmas Edition Tags by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: PP1027 Paper Pad | CT889 Collectables | FL606 Flourish Pack - Fancy Christmas | KM111 Kaiser Mist - White | DD452 Decorative Die - Christmas Lamp Post | DD454 Decorative Die - Holly Pieces | F628 Paper Blooms - Honey | DD705 Decorative Die - Swirl Flourish | GC101 Glitter Card Stock - Midnight | RS404 Rhinestones - Champagne | SB700 Rhinestones - Silver | IT019 Mini Template - Fancy Stars | KC051 Metallic Silver Kaiser Colour Paint | BRB 606 Organza Ribbon | Other: Sparklets | Cheese Cloth | Foil Silver Card Stock | Impasto |
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