Flower power photo cards

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I have now got my handcrafted cards for sale at The Wool Shop NZ in Avalon, Lower Hutt, so I have been playing around with using my StoryBook Creator 4.0 to make use some of my flower photos and the Enchanted Digital Kit.  I have had these printed out and then using my tape runner I then mounted them on plain card stock to make the cards.  They have come out well I think. These are so easy to do and very economical to make individualised cards.  I have used flower photos as they are going to be sold, but any photo or image could be used.

I will put the instructions on my Digital Creations Page for your information.Flower card 2 Flower card 3 Flower card 4 Flower card 5 - Copy Flower card 6 - Copy Flower card 7 Flower card 8 - Copy Flower card 9 Flower card 10 Flower card

I hope this inspires you to think outside the box and use your StoryBook Creator 4.0 in different and inventive ways.  Feel free to leave comments about what you have created on this post.  I would love to see what other people are doing.

Happy Scrapping

Patricia

Reflections of flowers

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I have been having a break from digital scrapbooking and have gone back to traditional scrapbooking.  I have been working on putting my old flower photos in an album and for this I have been using the Reflections range from Creative Memories.  The colours from this palette (along with the green apple and cloud cardstock)  work really well with my flower photos –  especially as I tend towards pink flowers and the greens and blues complement this colour so well.  I use colour in the form of matting and background papers/cardstock to help highlight my photos.

Some of my photos were not great so I trimmed them down and I was then able to put 11 photos onto one page – see the second image down.  I love using the circle and oval cutters as well to create a different shape for my layout.    Scrapbook page of aquilegias Scrapbook page using 11 photos Scrapbook page Scrapbook pages of rose

Materials used:

Reflections Tone on Tone paper Pack

Reflections Paper Flowers

Reflections Storybox Photo Mats

Reflections Paper Ribbon

Enchanted Epoxy Stickers

Green apple card stock

Cloud card stock

Title Stickers – Simply Beautiful

12″ Rotary Trimmer – straight and wavy blades

Custom Cutting System – ovals

Precision Point Adhesive

Tape Runner

Jumbo Fancy Frame (unfortunately no longer available).

Border Maker – Twinkle Chain cartridge (unfortunately this cartridge is no longer available).

Happy Scrapping

Patricia

My calendar

Hello again.

Today I was thrilled to receive my calendar in the post and it has turned out beautiful.  It did not take long from order to delivery either, especially at this time of the year as well.  This month Creative Memories has a sale on calendars with 20% off so it is a great time to get them completed.

It is really important to not only organise, protect and save your photos, but actually bring your photos out into your life and share them with family and friends.  There are so many different options now from printing them off to put into quick albums, traditional scrapbook albums or in Everyday Displays to doing photo books, page prints, posters and calendars.  So make it your New Years resolution to get your photos sorted and start bringing them to life!

Here is a couple of examples of my pages:

My calendar My calendarHappy Scrapping.

Patricia

More Enchanted flowers

Welcome back

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year and are looking forward to achieving great things this year.

I am still working on my Enchanted Flowers album.  I love the Enchanted range as it highlights the flowers so well.  It is going to keep me going for quite some time.  There is a wide range of papers and embellishments to choose from.  I don’t have a great range of flowers in my garden so I am going to have to be quite creative with lots of rose photos so they don’t look the same!  I do love roses though so I am happy to have them there.  I will gradually build up the range of flowers in my garden as time, finances and health allow.

Anyway here is another two layouts and as usual I have included detailed instructions on how I have done these pages on my Digital Creations page.

All the best for 2013

Verbena Page Green succulent page

Flowers in my Garden

Welcome.

I have been really inspired on using the Enchanted Digital Kit for my flower photos that I have decided that I will do some page prints to put in the Enchanted Coverset.  Here are some my first pages to start of this album.

Busy Bees Flowers in my garden Pohutakawa magic Roses Queen of the FlowersThe Flowers in My Garden were inspired by a layout that I saw on Pinterest by Two Peas in a Bucket.  Unfortunately, it appears that that link is now unavailable.

As usual the instructions on how I have achieved these layouts are on my Digital Creations page.

I would like to take this opportunity of wishing everyone a happy,  healthy and prosperous New Year.

Happy Scrapping

Patricia

Enchanted Calendar

Hello there again

I have just been completing my first calendar using the CM Enchanted Digital Kit. The Enchanted Range is gorgeous and I find it difficult to put large photos or embellishments on the pages and cover up the beautiful papers, so I try to work around the backgrounds to enhance my photos.  The colours go well with the flower photos that I have used.

I have just got a new camera and have been enjoying learning how to do macro photography using flowers as my subject matters.  I love flowers, but I am not able to keep any in the house as I get bad hayfever.  Even taking photos can be difficult with my eyes streaming from the pollen.  But when you get an amazing photograph it is worth it!

I used to show roses but now only have two roses that we inherited with the house.  One of the roses is Josephine Bruce (I think) and I love photographing it as there are so many different colours that come out depending on the light and conditions.   In fact I walk past it every day to get the mail and the neighbours must think I am mad when I rush inside to get my camera out to take catch the roses in different light conditions.  And the bonus is that it is pink, which is my favourite colour.   I had to restrain myself to just using three images of this rose in this calendar.  The other rose is a deep red (I am not sure if it is Loving Memory) but I find red a much harder colour to photograph as the strong light washes out the colours, unlike the other rose which highlights yellows and pinks.  This is a work in progress to get this mastered.  Lots of trial and error coming up.

I don’t have a big garden so I just make do with what I have including the bindweed which is trying to take over my garden.  However, the bindweed flowers make beautiful images.  There is beauty all around us if we go searching for it, including the weeds.

My intention next year is to take photos every month of the flowers in bloom and then put them into a calendar so it is more seasonal.

Here are the pages and I have included instructions on how I have achieved these layouts on my Digital Creations page.  Please feel free to contact me if the instructions are not very clear or you would like further clarification of what I have done.

Happy Scrapping

Patricia

Enchanted Pohutakawa December 2013 Enchanted Magnolia November 2013 Enchanted Green Succulent October 2013 Enchanted Rose September 2013 Enchanted Bindweed Flower August 2013 Enchanted Succulents July 2013 Enchanted Bee on Rose June 2013 Enchanted Nasturtium May 2013 Enchanted Daisy April 2013 Enchanted Geranium March 2013 Enchanted Bee and Flower February 2013 January 2013