Saturday, April 28, 2012

A new Helmar DT post

Today I have a new post which has gone live on the Helmar DT Blog.  Check it out here for all the details.

I have created this cute layout of Toby and I on a recent weekend away.  I used the Kaisercraft 'Fine and Sunny' range which I just loved working with.  So much that I also created 3 cards with the range as well.  But you'll have to head on over to the Helmar Blog to check out the cards.  I have also detailed some steps on creating the layout.

I'll be participating in a blog hop to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day next week, so make sure you stop by to see what I have been up to and to win a prize.  There is quite a number on this hop all of us with a give away - so make sure you mark your calendar.

In the mean time...


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Helmar Design Team - another Term & overdue published work shares!

Well what can I say, pretty stuck for words in making the Helmar Design team once again!  I have been on the team a year now, and feel so fortunate to be given the opportunity to share my passion for scrapping and Helmar products with people all around the world via this avenue.  It is a fantastic team to be part of and I feel blessed for where I find myself.

There are SO many talented ladies who form the Design team for the next 6 months. And Here they are:

Amy Lynne Lassiter
Carisa Zglobicki
Cheryl Boglioli
Cindy Royal
Grace Lauer
Jamie Cripps
Jen Erickson
Jennifer Evans
JJ Sobey
Julie Tucker-Wolek
Liz Chidester
Martha Richardson
Melanie Forbes
Michelle Wallace
Rae Cooper
Sandie Edwards
Susan Weckesser
Vicky Alberto
Lydell Quin- Our Helmar Challenge and Sketch Artist
Erin Morehouse - Our May Guest Designer
Lisa Wilkinson - Our June Guest Designer
Katie Nolan-Denhan - Our July Guest Designer
Kate Vickers -Our August Guest Designer
Cheryl Walker - Our September Guest Designer
Erika Taylor- Design Team Coordinator
Also Jessica Morales will be doing some amazing videos for us on a regular basis and we wanted to give her a shout out too.
Check out the blog daily for inspiration, challenges and giveaways!

Published work I can now share.  These were all published in Australian Scrapbook Ideas 

Tempting Texture 3 layout feature and article

Sticky Situation 3 layout feature and article 

All of the features contain step-by-steps for Each layout and an article on the given topic.  You can order past issues or subscriptions of the magazine online here

Thursday, April 5, 2012

hmmm so probably about time for a post...

Ok so truth has it I am sticking to my plans for 2012 and taking time to enjoy it and create memories.  The weather had been quite beautiful up until the last month and is now getting a little more unpredictable.  So that means I am starting to get some new scrapping done.  I have just finished a new commission for Australian Scrapbook Ideas which will feature 4 new layouts and and article I can't share yet.  However, I do have some that are due to be able to be posted on my blog, so stay tuned for some new posts coming up!

Given the reduction in my design teams it has allowed me some time to create with no deadline, structure, parameters or specific product.  SO I created these two layouts last week.  One is a bit of a part two to my Helmar Sketch challenge (soon to go live) and the second is one that is done with some new papers I purchased and was dying to play with.  

This first one I made using one of my favourite ranges that I keep going back to because I just LOVE the paper!  It is by Echo Park and is called 'Little boy' it was one of their 2010 releases, so a little old, but you may be lucky to get your hands on it somewhere!

This layout is of photos that were taken on one of our recent weekends away.

 This second layout I created using the new BoBunny 'On the Go' range.  I can't say it is one of my favourite layouts or the best photos, but I captured what is important on this one, to the point that Austin liked when he saw it and said 'slipped over' and when I asked what he was doing in the photos he said 'jumping in muddy puddles' this was nearly 3 months ago, so I am happy he remembers and although he couldn't read the journalling, I know he will be able to when he is older!  

Here is a detail of the mud I created by mixing some impasto and dark brown paint.  I just LOVE the texture in it!  I created each of the circles and splotches on my craft sheet and then transpose them onto my layout with a little Helmar 450 Quick Dry

Well I hope you enjoyed me taking the time to share some of my recent work as well as my exciting new business news.  Promise to get posting more often including some overdue magazine shares as well as more about the business as it develops.