Friday, August 29, 2014

Portrait Scrapbook Layout

I have today's post at The Scrapbook Blessings Club!

I would like to share with you some tips when doing a portrait scrapbook layout, using a large photograph.

This is my layout I would like to share with you today.



Products used in this project:
Roses - Enthaily.
My Stash - Black Cardstock, Chipboard Names, Small Blue Embellishments.
Centre Flower - Pinelands Cottage - 8cm Damask Fabric and Organza Flower.
Die Cuts - Kaisercraft Collectables Collection - "Remember Me".

I have entered this layout in the following challenges:
  1. 4 Krafty Girlz Anything Goes 6/09
  2. Sassy Studio Designs It's all about Love 5/09
  3. Brown Sugar Challenge Anything Goes 6/09
Tips to achieve this layout:
  1. Choose a black background - this will make your picture stand out.
  2. I lay the photograph off centre, so it becomes the focus of the layout.
  3. Matt several different sizes and colors of cardstock under the photograph.
  4. Pick your flowers and assemble them before gluing.
  5. Use a large flower for the centre of your flower cluster, then choose several different flowers and embellishments of varying sizes and different color tones to enhance your flower cluster.
  6. Choose just  a couple of word die cuts to complete your layout.
  7. Once you are a happy with how your layout looks, glue everything in place.
I hope you will join us at the  Scrapbook Blessings Club blog and be blessed by these tips!


Happy Crafting and have a blessed day!

Twisted Rectangular Easel Card

Here is my card for "The Besties 3D Deco Girls" third challenge for August, the Sketch Challenge. I hope you will join us in this challenge at My Besties 3D Deco Girls and join us for heaps of fun!

I just love my twisted easel cards but thought I would see if there were any different shaped ones out there in utube land and I found this one, I just love it as I like to work on large areas with my cards and this one worked out perfectly for the sketch challenge.

I hope you will join us and spread the word, there are fantastic prizes to be had and we just love to see all your new creations.

Sherri Ann Baldy's Decoupage sheets are available HERE!

Twisted Rectangular Easel Card


Close Up of Design Layout



Products used on this project:
Paper - Webster's Pages Your Life.
Image - Sherri Ann Baldy Decoupage Sheet.
Glossy Accents - Applied to Top Layer of image.
Flowers - Enthaily.
Come along and have some fun in our fortnightly challenge at My Besties 3D Deco Girls Challenge, this fortnight the theme is a sketch. So we can't wait to see your projects, everyone interprets a sketch differently.

It doesn't have to be a card as long as we can see you have used this sketch on your project!




Friday, August 22, 2014

My Birthday Treat Box

Come on over to "My Besties 3D Deco Girls Fortnightly Challenge" for August. Our theme this challenge is "Anything But A Card" We can't wait to see your beautiful creations. 

Only 1 week to go before we pick the lucky winners in this challenge. So let's see all those creations and we can't wait to see how creative you can be!

Come and visit us at My Besties 3D Deco Girls Challenge, you can get some of Sherri Ann Baldy's beautiful Decoupage Sheets from HERE!

Happy Birthday Treat Bag

Side View

Products used in this project:
Image - Sherri Ann Baldy Decoupage Sheet.
Glossy Accents - Applied one coat to top layer of image.
Kindy Glitz - Crystalina.
Flowers - Prima Collection.
Pearls - Kaisercraft.
Punch - Martha Stewart Checker Border Punch.
We would love to see you over at our challenge at My Besties 3D Deco Girls!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Criss Cross Card

I have today's post at the "Scrapbook Blessings Club".

This is my Criss Cross Card I made for the 
"Scrapbook Blessings Club" for our card fold technique today. I hope you will visit The Scrapbook Blessings Club and join their site. They have some wonderful techniques and ideas to share with you.

My Criss Cross Card!


Products used in this project:
Cardstock - The base of this card is made from 2 x 6" Cards.
Image - Sherri Ann Baldy Digi Stamp.
Copics - Image was colored with Copic Markers.
Sentiment - Sentiment on the card is from K&Company.
Flowers - Enthaily.
Pearls - Kaisercraft.
Zig Pen - Gold used to highlight flowers and earrings.
My Stash - Paper, Die Cut Shapes.
Copics:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E21, (E20, E22 - Used for Blush).
Hair - E11, E15.
Hat Bow - BV00, BV02, BV04.
Leaves - G000, G00, G02.
Hat - V05, V06, V09, V12, V15.
Flowers - Y000, Y02, Y06, RV34.

The link to the Sherri Ann Baldy Digi Stamp I have used can be found HERE!

I hope you  will join us at our blog at 
"The Scrapbook Blessings Club"and be blessed with this tutorial!

Ange's Treasures - Design Team Member


Happy Crafting and have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Classy Evening Bag

This is my project I made for "My Besties 3D Deco Girls", our theme for this challenge is "Anything But A Card!" 

I hope you will come and join us for this fun challenge, we can't wait to see what you create.

You can purchase Sherri Ann Baldy Decoupage Sheets HERE!

This is my Classy Evening Bag I made for this challenge, the tutorial for this Evening Bag can be found under my tutorial tab at the top of my page under the 
"OTHER TUTORIALS".

"My Bestie's" Evening Bag


Products used on this project:
Cardstock - Kaisercraft Specialty Paper .
Paper - Bella Black Fusion - Motif.
Image - Sherri Ann Baldy Decoupage Sheet.
Pearls and Rhinestones - Kaisercraft.
Flowers - Enthaily.
Glossy Accents - Applied to the top coat of the image.
I hope you will join us for this fun challenge "Anything But A Card"! over at My Besties 3D Deco Girls! We can't wait to see your amazing creations.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Candy Giveaway

Hi Everyone, this is Ange today, My followers are growing slowly and only need another 25 followers till I can select one of my fabulous followers to receive 2 of Sherri Ann Baldy fabulous dies.

This is open to everyone internationally!

I can't wait to draw another lucky winner, so please pass the word! Only 25 followers till I draw another luck follower winner.

Win these dies from Sherri Ann Baldy



All you have to do to go into the draw is join my blog and once I reach 250 followers I will do the draw! Good Luck!



Happy Crafting!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Easy Fold Card

This is an "Easy Fold Card" for My Besties 3D Deco Girls Challenge, "Glitter and Sparkle". Come and join us for all the fun at My Besties 3D Deco Girls Challenge.

You still have 1 week to enter this fabulous challenge, come and join us for all the fun!

Easy Fold Card-Card Closed

Card Open

Belly Band for Card - When Card is closed

Products used in this project:
Cardstock - Kaisercraft Coconut CD101.
Paper - Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings Coll. P768 You & Me.
Sentiment - K & Company.
Image - Sherri Ann Baldy Decoupage Sheet.
Glossy Accents - Applied to the top layer of image.
Flowers - Enthaily.
Kindy Glitz - Applied to Image and Flowers.
My Stash - Hat Pins.


Sherri Ann Baldy Decoupage Sheets can be found HERE!

Please join us for this fun challenge at My Besties 3D Deco Girls Challenge!


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Twisted Easel Card with Side Pocket

This is my Twisted Easel Card with a Side Pocket and Cluster of Flowers, I made this card for my Design Team over at "Meet at the Scrappers Corner". We would love you to join us for this month's challenge which is 
"Any Shape Card - Theme is Butterflies" with a "My Bestie Image" by Sherri Ann Baldy.

Twisted Easel Card using a "My Bestie" Image

Close up of Corner Pocket with Flower Cluster

Products used on this project:

Cardstock - Kaisercraft CD101 Coconut.
Paper - Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings Collection P769 With Love.
Image - Sherri Ann Baldy Digi Stamp.
Copics - Image has been colored using Copic markers.
Die Cuts - Kaisercraft Magic Happens.
Pearls - Kaisercraft SB789 Chino.
Flowers - Enthaily.
Stamp Sentiment - Stampin Up Set Vintage Verses.
My Stash - Butterflies, Lace, Silver Corners, Hat Pins and flower ribbon.
Copics:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E21, E20(Blush and Lips)
Hair - E50, E53, E57.
Bow and Top - R000, R00, R02, R05.
Pants - YR000, YR00, YR02.
Shoes - YR000, YR02, YR04, Y00, Y02, Y06, Y15.
Socks - R000, R00, R02. 
You can purchase one of Sherri Ann Baldy's digi stamps on line HERE!

I hope you will come on over to Meet at the Scrappers Corner  and join us for our monthly challenge, we would love to have you join us for a month of fun! 

Also, we have lots of tutorials and things to share on our facebook  page  Meet at the Scrappers Corner for Fun and Tutorials!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Getting to know ME!

My wonderful Design Team leader and friend Julie Gleeson invited me to play along with a BLOG HOP with a difference.

It's getting to know you blog!

Julie has been a wonderful support and encouragement to me with my journey on the My Besties Decoupage Girls Team and I have and am still loving every moment of it. Julie's creativity is absolutely awesome and I would love you to  Visit My Friend Julie  and leave some encouraging words and lovely comments for all the wonderful projects she has on her blog!

You will find a link to one of my talented friends and Design Team Member for Meet at the Scrappers Corner, Eleonora  at the bottom of this post. She will be posting on her blog next week on the 11th August.

What am I working on now?
Well that is a loaded question, as not a day goes by that I am not helping using my administration skills on one of the newly created Design Teams I am on, "Meet at the Scrappers Corner" or making a new creation for my other Design Teams. At present I am on 3 Design Teams which are My Besties 3D Deco GirlsScrapbook Blessings and Meet at the Scrappers Corner so I am always creating something new and I just love to share ideas and hopefully inspire others.

Here are some of my creations, I always have the links to my card tutorials at the top of this blog page under the card tutorial tab, you will also see a techniques and tips tabs as well. I am adding to these all the time, so please take the time to join my blog and visit regularly to see what I have added under the tutorial tabs.



How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I love creating things that are different, out of the box cards especially all different folds and I absolutely love my flower clusters. I like working out of my comfort zone and pushing my boundaries of creativity. I love all types of paper craft but I must say I absolutely love my cards, but find it a real challenge when someone approaches me for a special order. 

I would love to share with you a couple of special orders I have done, this is the first one a wedding box which was to hold 2 wine glasses for the happy couple.


This large frame I painted and decorated for a client to hold a precious keepsake photograph of her great grandmother who lived till she was 101, when asked to make things like this I truly feel blessed that they are entrusting me with something so special that is recording their family history.

Why do I create?
I purely create because I love to see the joy my creations bring to others, I love to inspire others by what they see I can do. It also is a natural medicine for me which is the main reason I began this journey in Paper craft.

How does your creating process work?
That is a hard question as it normally just comes to me as I work, I never plan the project from beginning to end before I start. If I am making a card I normally have the base card in my mind what I want to create then once I have done that the fun begins! 
Creativity sets in and sometimes I do find it hard to stop. 

With my orders from my clients they normally will request a color scheme and a budget they would like me to work to, I would then look at  the colors in paper, flowers, paint, sprays that they have requested and just begin to create. As a artist you tend to know when it is finished and you feel contented with the finished product.

How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
My Design Teams are my main inspiration and they push me to my boundaries and creativity which I never knew I had. I am always inspired by my Design Team members and love working in a team environment and learning from others. Not a week goes by that I don't learn something new. I have made some awesome friendships through my Design Teams and am always grateful for their friendship and encouragement when needed.

What is my signature style?
I always love to try something different, I'm known for my unusual designed cards and Scrapbook Layouts. I also have a wonderful father who is very creative also and makes  all my wonderful wood pieces I love to create into a project.

My Easel Drawer Card - my wonderful father made the drawer for me and I just decorated it, these have become very  popular with my clients and am working on a double drawer at the moment.

This is a little girl's bag that my father made for me to decorate, he is so clever!


If you'd like to visit an inspiring artist, check out my friend Eleonora Fonseca and Co-Design Team member with me at "Meet at the Scrappers Corner", Eleonora will be publishing her post for this blog hop next week 11th August, I’d love you to hop over and see all her inspiring works.


Eleonora Fonseca is a wonderful artist who has joined us at "The Meet the Scrappers Corner Design Team", where our very first Design Team projects will be posted on the 7th August. Eleonora lives in Brazil and has a wonderful creativity style and is very enthusiastic within her Design Team role. She is always willing to help and I'm sure we will all learn from her wonderful style that she brings to the team. 

 Visit Eleonora Fonseca and see all her wonderfully inspired projects!

I would love to take this moment to send a very special thank-you to all my followers that have taken the time to join my blog, as without you my blog wouldn't of grown so quickly as next month in August is my 1 year anniversary for this blog and I am so grateful for your continued support.

I also still have some beautiful candy to give away once I reach 250 followers. I have 2 of Sherri Ann Baldy's beautiful dies to one lucky follower. Once I reach 250 followers I will be choosing one lucky crafter by random generator. Please CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT ALL THE DETAILS FOR THE FREE CANDY once I reach my 250th follower - only need a few more followers so pass the word.

If you have persisted to the end of this long post, thank you so very much I would just love you to know how much you are appreciated in my crafting world!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Diamond Origami Fold Card

Here is my card for "The Besties 3D Deco Girls" first challenge for August, the Glitter and Sparkle Challenge. I hope you will join us in this challenge at My Besties 3D Deco Girls and join us for heaps of fun!

I have made this Diamond Origami Fold Card for our "Glitter and Sparkle" Challenge.


The link to this tutorial can be found under my card tutorial tab at the top of my blog page!

Products used on this card:
Paper - Kaisercraft Lady Rose Collection P1322 Evelyn.
Image - Sherri Ann Baldy Decoupage Sheet.
Glossy Accents - applied to the top layer of the image.
Kindy Glitz - Crystalina - applied to the image clothes and flowers.
Flowers - Enthaily.
Pearls - Kaisercraft.

You can find the Sherrie Ann Baldy image I have used in my project HERE!

Please join us in this fun challenge, using one of Sherri Ann Baldy Decoupage Images. Our challenge theme this fortnight is "Glitter and Sparkle" HERE!