Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Want To Win A Christmas Clock Kit?

Christmas Clock
Place an order for R150 or more at www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za between 1 Dec 2011 & 12 Dec 2011, & you will be entered into the draw to win a Christmas Clock kit.


The winner will be announced on the 13th of December 2011.


Good Luck!!!



Sketch 11-30-11 I Love You Just Becousin

Here is this weeks sketch from Let's Scrap.


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Today is my last day as a design team member over at Let's Scrap!!! I can't believe how quick these 4 months went, but I had loads of fun being part of this amazing team. To see who the new design team members are click here...


Here is my take on the sketch


11-30-11


All products can be found at www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za


 


Thanks for looking :)



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Gift Ideas For The Men

Clocks


Division Money Box


Paper & Pen Holder


Solitare
All these products & more can be found at www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za under category "Gift Ideas"


 


Thanks for looking :)




Precious Baby Sheep - Single Page

Precious Baby
These are my new babies, Popeye & Olive. I got them on Monday morning (21 Nov 2011) & they are now 12 days old.


I used Simple Stories Baby Steps double sided papers & card-stock stickers for this layout. These products can be found here...


 


Thanks for looking :)



Sunday, November 27, 2011

Business Card Holder

Business Card Holder No2
I have made 5 more of these business card holders - Christmas gifts for some of the ladies in town. The paper flower tutorial can be found here & the wooden business card holders can be found here...


I covered the front & back of the business card holder with patterned paper using double sided tape. Glue the business card holder together & then give it a coat of varnish. When dry add your flower/embellishment.


 


Thanks for looking :)



Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Magic Of Oz - Tin & Box

My Tin


T1


T2


T3
My Box


TMOF1


TMOF2


I have been holding onto The Magic of Oz Papers for far to long now!! So I decided to used them for my tin & box.


I'm also trying decide if these should be Christmas gifts for... or should I keep them????


 


Thanks for looking :)



Friday, November 25, 2011

Paper Tearing - Something for the Kitchen Class

Using this technique can make the world of difference to your layouts & beyond the pages projects. Paper tearing works well on nearly any type of project and brings a rustic and homemade look to them. Use paper tearing when you want an old or antique feel to your projects or to add some extra dimension to a flat project.


Tearing will have varying effects on different types of paper. The direction that you tear will affect the way your paper tearing looks. The speed that you tear your paper can also make a difference in the end result.


Mom wanted something to fill a gap on the kitchen wall & this is what I came up with.


For the Kitchen


I got a large wooden fork, knife & spoon – used my Antique Rust Kit to give them the antiqued look. I then got hubby to cut out 3 large wooden boards, covered them with scraps of paper (tearing) & once dry gave the boards a coat of varnish.  Then using heavy duty double sided tape we stuck the knife, fork & spoon to the boards, and then stuck the boards to the wall.


I love paper tearing and it' a great way to get rid of all those scraps!


Class Info


Date: 3 Dec 2011


Time: 9.30 to 1pm


Loaction: Hartbeesfontein, Klerksdorp


For more info please email shoestringscrapbooking@shellseeker.co.za


 


Thanks for looking :)



Thursday, November 24, 2011

Christmas Cards

Here are a couple more of the Christmas Cards I have made using last years scraps, AC card-stock & some chipboard goodies.


Xmas Card No4


Xmas Card No5
Go check out www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za for great Christmas embellishment packs - perfect for your Christmas cards or layouts.


 


Thanks for looking :)



Wednesday, November 23, 2011

It's Your Day!!! Sketch 11-23-11

Here is my take on this weeks sketch from Let's Scrap


11-23-11


Products used: AC card-stock (apricot), Simple Stories 'Happy Day' double sided papers, "Happy Day" Vertical Journaling Blocks, 'Happy Day' card-stock stickers & E Line paper flowers.  All products can be found at www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za


The journaling blocks worked perfectly for the mini album I added to my layout for all the extra pictures


Mini Album

Shanice turned 11 on the 7th of November, but we had her party on Saturday the 5th. When we stayed in JHB we never had parties at home we would take her and a couple of friends out for the day. This year we decided that it's time for a birthday bash at home. She thoroughly enjoyed her day & got spoilt rotten.


Instead of a birthday cake I decided to get cute little cupcakes. I found a shop in Klerksdorp that makes the most beautiful cupcakes & their prices are great. So if you are in Klerksdorp or surrounding areas & are looking for gorgeous tasty cupcakes contact EWR Cake Designs 082 796 3444 or 018 468 5368


 


Thanks for looking :)



Handmade Christmas: Glittered Christmas Bauble Ornament Tutorial

On Saturday I found the Glittered Christmas Bauble Ornament Tutorial @ Random Creativity. I loved this idea & decided to give it a try.


I have gone with green & red glitter. Here is what mine look like


B1


 


B2
I still have to added words to each bauble & I have run out of ribbon :(


 


Thanks for looking :)


 


 


 



Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Altered Frame & Vintage Book Paper Flower Tutorial

Frame
I found this frame at the Charity shop in Melville for R5. I gave it a coat of paint, then varnished it & added a flower. There are so many bargains at the Charity shops, but unfortunately I still have not found one in Klerksdorp.


Paper Flowers
On Saturday I came across the blog Sincerely Yours & this is where I found the Vintage Book Paper Flower tutorial.


 


Thanks for looking :)



Christmas Ornaments & Boxes

Christmas Ornament 1
This is what you get out of the 12 x 12 sheet - Ornament Boxes. I have added a small gift to each of the gift boxes & the other ornaments I'm using as gift tags.


To see the Christmas ornaments we have in stock visit www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za


 


Thanks for looking :)


 


 



Monday, November 21, 2011

You're Absolutely Perfect

You're absolutely perfect
I finished this layout last week & all products can be found at www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za


I'm working on all sorts of Christmas projects, but with my new babies I'm not getting round to finishing them. Hopefully I will get them done during nap time!!!


 


Thanks for looking :)


 



Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wide Open Spaces - Sketch 11-16-11

Wide Open Spaces
This is my take on this weeks card sketch from Let's Scrap. I just love the "Simple Stories" patterned papers & card-stock stickers.  


 All products used can be found at www.shoesstringscrapbooking.co.za


 


Thanks for looking :)



Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas Cards

Happy Holidays


Christmas Card No1


Christmas Card no3
I used scraps of paper, AC card-stock  & some of the new Christmas embellishments that we got in stock a couple of weeks ago for my Christmas cards.


I still have a few more cards to make & will share them with you soon.


Products can be found at www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za


 


Thanks for looking :)


 


 



Thursday, November 17, 2011

Card Sketch 11-16-11

Here is this weeks sketch from Let's Scrap


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This is my take on the card sketch.


11-16-11
All products used can be found at www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za


 


Thanks for looking :)



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Addicted 2 Scrapping - Design Team

I got an email last week  to say that I have been chosen to be part of the design team @ Addicted 2 Scrapping!!! Yay - this is so exciting!!!!


These are the new design team members over at Addicted 2 Scrapping



  1. Andrea Reese 

  2. Gina Torres

  3. Sue Down

  4. Canica Van-Loggerenberg

  5. Sharon Littrell 

  6. Sandy Hubbard 

  7. La'Diva 


The Design Team Projects for November have been posted!!! So stop by & have a look.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/215798118492926/#!/pages/Addicted-2-Scrapping/229841087072700


 


Thanks for looking :)



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas Decorations - Step by Step

I thought this was a fun & easy project for the kids.


Decor 1
What you are going to need - Polystyrene balls, serviettes or fabric, ribbon, embellishments, double sided tape, craft glue, needle & cotton.


You are going to place the polystyrene ball in the centre of the serviette & then close it up. Gathering all 4 corners to the top  of the ball


Step 1


Step 2
Then use an elastic band to keep it in place


Step 2.1
You are then going to cut a piece of ribbon to wrap around the elastic band using double sided tape


Step 3.2


Now use the embellishments you have chosen to decorate


Step 4
Then use a needle & cotton to create a loop at the back of the decoration


Step 5
You can get really creative using fabric & all sorts to spice up these Christmas decorations!!


Finished Decor
Products can be found at www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za


 


Thanks for looking :)







Friday, November 11, 2011

Friends - Done by Shanice

Friends
This is one of Shanice's layouts that I thought I'd share with you. She needed a little help putting it together.


All products can be found at www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za


 


Thanks for looking :)


 



Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Stock @

www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za


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- Filigree's


- Heart Buckles


- Christmas Trees


- Snowmen


- Merry Christmas


- Off Set Frames


- Barbwire Borders


- Polkadot Hearts


- Floral Flourishes


 



Wednesday, November 2, 2011