Friday, February 20, 2009

Ric Rac svg

I have been making a few design elements for scrapbook layouts lately. I started with ric rac thinking it would be easy but it really wasn't. I am thrilled with how it turned out though. I had to create a grid over my design in Inkscape in order to have each 'wave' the same height and length. I am sure there is a way to adjust the grid already present on Inkscape but I don't know how, if you do please let me know. I have used the ric rac on a layout that I will be teaching next week.

I imported this into SCAL at 1 inch. It looks like real ric rac!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Another Wedding card

I ended up making a very similar wedding card for the second card. This week I have been a bit ill with tonsilitis and this has seriously affected my creativity. I feel in need of a break but I am in the midst of two very busy weeks. I quite like the white on white for this card. Again it is the cake off the Wild Card cartridge, cut at 5.25inches, the flowers are Kaisercraft and they have been spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in irridescent gold. I inked the edges of the cake an two of the flowers with a magenta chalk pad.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Wild Card Wedding Cake

I was asked by a friend to make a couple of wedding cards. I didn't want to simply duplicate the last card I made, I prefer to make each card an original. I decided to use the Wild Card Cartridge and I am really happy with how this turned out. I cut it at 5.25inches and I inked the edges using a stipling brush and a chalk inkpad. The flowers are 3 layered paper flowers from Lu Lus Scrapbooking and the bling is Heidi Swapp. I love the look of the flowers but didn't want to go over board and so I only added the four, it was very tempting to just keep adding them. Now to work on the second card.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Not a Valentine

I managed to get a bit of creating done today. With tomorrow being Feb 14 it would be easy to claim this as a Valentine's card but we don't really do Valentine's Day and it really is just coincidence that I have been playing around with a heart. I plan to have this as one of my make and take projects at February and March Scrapping Away events.

The hearts were all cut using the Cricut and SCAL The paper is My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus "darling" polka dot/brown

Thursday, February 12, 2009


It is my school swimming carnival today, I don't work Thursdays though and taking my two girls to the pool with nearly a thousand teens just wasn't appealing. I did however make a mascot on my Cricut for Clark House. Our mascot is a Cougar and I searched the net for one and then spend about an hour altering it in Inkscape. I am really happy with how it turned out.

If you'd like the file you can get it here

Sunday, February 8, 2009

All Day Crop

We had an amazing all day scrapbooking event yesterday at Scrapping Away.I must say though I am exhausted today! The temperatures soared outside to unprecedented levels - the mercury tipping 48C. The air conditioner battled bravely but was no match for 11 scrapbookers in 48C heat. However, a great time was had by all, there were challenges, laughs, bingo, a lot of new pages completed and some UFOs, there was even a baby born - thankfully not to any of the scrappers! Congratulations to Martine's sister Diana on the birth of Jade.

The colour challenge layouts were stunning and I am kicking myself for not getting photos of them. The competition was fierce, well done Sally on taking line honours.

As I couldn't get to sleep until 2am due to the heat I planned out next All Day Scrap Challenges! I am really looking forward to these too.

On the topic of scrap days, the Wagga list is coming together but there are still places available. So if you are in Holbrook, Cootamundra, Narrandera, or any other town near Wagga, (or even if you are in Wagga) come join us for some scrapbooking fun on Feb 28th. Email me for details.