Friday, 21 March 2014

Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator

 Just before Christmas last year I made the descision to become an Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator. I have been using the products for a few years now and just love using them.

I created a couple of cards that I would like to share with you. All the products used to make these cards are Stampin' Up products. If you would like to know more please leave me a comment.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome. Thank you for visiting and I hope you have fun on the blog journey. This hop will take you to many wonderful and talented designer's blogs.

Now for the all important part, what you have to do to play along. Each of the designers have chosen their favourite embellishments. You need to create a layout, card or mixed media project using four of those embellishments. Once you have created your project you will need to link it to the

Within the post on your blog you will need to highlight which four embellishments you have used and the designers whose favourite embellishment it is.

3. Deena Otway -
4. Erin Manz Reed -
5. Diana Rivero Gonzalez -
6. Carol Theng -
7. Gayle Gordon -
8. Fiona Paltridge -
9. Felicity Wilson -
10. Sue Plumb -
11. Rose Andrew -
12. Jelissa Mei -
13. Wendy O'Keeffe -
14. Catie Kennedy -

Would you like to know what my favourite embellishment is? I will share my layout that I have create and then tell you.

My favourite embellishments are buttons. I don't think it is an obsession but it could be close I have 5 huge jars of them. For this layout I used wooded buttons that I sanded to take the varnish off and then coloured them with Dylusion - Melted Chocolate.

Off The Rails Scrapbooking is lucky enough to have Graphic 45 as the sponsor of the hop.

Graphic 45 i an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company. We offer vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant colour, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appreal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.

To be in the running for the Graphic 45 prize you must follow Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog and all of the designers blogs. Please leave a message on each of the blogs so that we know you have been for a visit.

Thank you for hopping along with us, cannot wait to see your finished design.

Happy Creating

Sunday, 9 March 2014

It's All About Bling

I have struggled lately, well since Christmas to find my creative side. Two and a half months is a long time and to only have created a couple of pieces, it makes me a little sad and to have a lot of doubt in myself and my journey.

The current challenge at Off The Rails Scrapbooking is all about Bling. So the piece I created was something for me. I can hang it on the wall in my creative space and look at it and believe.

If you would like to see more from the Design Team at Off The Rails Scrapbboking then please visit the blog as they have all worked so hard and created some amazing pieces.

The sponsor for the challenge is Close To My Heart, would love for you to pop over and say Hi, either at their Etsy store or facebook page, links below.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Background stamps

Have you ever been looking for the right background stamp and just could not find it well why not create it yourself. All it takes is for you to let your imagination loose and use what ever you can find. If you want to see the full tutorial please head on over to   Off The Rails Scrapbooking.

The photo above can use see those annoying thin stringy bits of glue well I have a little secret that I am going to tell you of how to get rid of them.

Once your hot glue is dry blast them with your heat gun and they melt away like magic, see the after photo below. No stringy bits.

So after this success I got to thinking what else do I have in this room of mine that I can create another background stamp with. I opened up my cupboard and one of my huge jars of buttons caught my eye (I have 5 jars of button, it's not an obsession really it's not).

I decided that I was going to use two different coloured inks on my buttons and this is the result that I got.

All these ideas are buzzing around my head now. 

Next time you are looking for a background stamp why not try and create one of your own. 
Happy Creating