Tag Archive | Define your Life

Life Definitions scrapbook layout

This is the third layout for my step-Nan’s 90th album. 

I loved putting this layout together because each page has a theme based on the photo.  The spotty page is all spotty theme because all the ladies in the photo have spotty dresses on.  And the second theme is obvious, because there is snow in the photo!

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For the spotty theme, I used Parisian Breeze DSP for the base page, as well as for the thick Baja Breeze strip.  I’ve stamped the heart from Priceless and cut it out and stuck it above “DJs”.  The “DJs” was stamped from Defining Alphabet and cut out and layered over squares punched from Stampin’ Up!’s square punches.  The ladies in the photo love to shop at David Jones … hence, the “DJs”.

There is a strip of Baja Breeze 1″ wide grosgrain across the page and the stamped “R” is from Defining Alphabet, which has the definition for “Remember” next to it, stamped from Life Definitions (also known as Define Your Life).

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The base for this layout is from Ski Slope DSP.  The “SNOW” has been stamped from Lovely Letters Alphabet and then cut out and layered over punched out squares from Stampin’ Up!’s square punches.  Again, the stamped “F” is from Defining Alphabet, which has the definition for “Favourite” next to it, stamped from Life Definitions.

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And these are the layouts with photos on them …

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It’s hard to see the spotty dresses with my night-time photography 😦

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Thanks for looking 🙂

Never Ending Christmas card

One of the reasons I joined Stampin’ Up! was to be a part of a team filled with great ideas. To me, this card is the epitome of sharing great ideas. Last week, one of my team leaders, Jayne Mercer, ran monthly training for her group. This was one of the cards she shared with everyone there. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make that training. Yet, one of my team members, Michele, was able to go and she dropped by my house on the way home and showed me her card. Well, this card took me back to being a little girl! How cool it is to keep folding it over and over again!

And so, again, the beauty of being in Jayne’s team was that I could log on to her special team Forum and within a day Jayne had shared a video tutorial with all her team members on how to make this card. I am one lucky person to be a member of such a team! Thank you, Jayne, for sharing your talent! You can see Jayne’s talent here.

I must apologise for the poor photography … my camera is on it’s way out!

This was the front of my never-ending card …

The next side …

The next side …

And the last side …

I’ve used my favourite Christmas stamp sets, Season of Joy and the Snowflake Spot to decorate the card. I’ve also used the definition “wish” from Life Definitions. It’s a great stamp, that one! The colours I’ve used are Old Olive, Real Read, Night of Navy, Purely Pomegranate and Soft Sky. The Dazzling Diamonds I’ve used and the paper piercing isn’t too obvious in the photographs. Sorry!

Thanks for looking!

My Sydney Regional swap

Phew!  I’ve had a great day, despite the poor weather, at the Stampin’ Up! Sydney Regional training in Darling Harbour today.  One of the many fun things we do at training are “swaps”.  This means we make a stack of cards and we “swap” them with each other.  When you look at someone else’s swap you suddenly find out new ways to use stamps or a particular stamp set you had never thought of before.  It’s great fun!

This was my swap …

On the back of each swap we put our “recipe” for creating the swap card.  My recipe looked like this:

Project Recipe

Stamp Sets: Life Definitions (112528); Floral (108811); Everyday Flexible Phrases (108785)

Ink: Purely Pomegranate (109011)

Paper: Purely Pomegranate (111853); Purely Pomegranate Textured (108694); Whisper White (106549); River Rock Textured (108694)

Accessories: Round Tab punch (108340); Matt Pack (105826); Satin Ribbon (109863), White Taffeta ribbon (109070), Styled Silver Hodgepodge (111325), Silver eyelet (105319), Crop-A-Dile (108362)

Thank you to everyone who swapped with me!  I hope you liked my swap.

Thanks for looking!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day for Sunday. I hope all the lovely mums out there enjoy their day and are spoilt well!

At my technique class the other night for Mother’s Day I had a few sample cards that my ladies could choose from. So, no one walked away with the same card that night. There were quite a few different cards! But, importantly, everyone had a turn at embossing and using my new crop-a-dile. We embossed the background paper, the En Francais back stamp, and we embossed on vellum paper the flowers using Petal Prints. And we had eyelets to set everywhere!

This card below used Dazzling Diamonds and Heat & Stick powder for the En Francais background stamp – everyone chose to use the Dazzling Diamonds!! How can you avoid that gorgeous sparkle, heh?! Everyone was able to personalise their card because they could choose their words from Life Definitions or Everyday Flexible Phrases. So many combinations to choose from! One popular stamp combination was used on this card … “Birthday Wish” …

The main word definition was stamped over the flowers from Boho Backgrounds (stamped off). Gosh, I love Boho Backgrounds!!

This last card below I made at the end of the night and it was simplier (I was a bit tired by then!)

Which card do you like best?

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