Monday, June 29, 2009

It's a Pink Pink World

So, you may have noticed that this month our Designers highlighted Dads and all things masculine.
You may have also noticed that they showed you various ways to incorporate "pink" into your predominantly "male" layouts and projects.

For my page, I went pink as well, and in addition I also used a lacy border punch to edge the Upsy Daisy papers.
The papers are from the "Bebe'" line, and I used the "Inspire, Dream, Create" rub-ons from upsy Daisy as well.

I used a dark, solid coloured cardstock as a base, so while the papers, colours and border appears traditionally feminine, the dark cardstock lends it the masculine effect which grounds the entire page.

So, if you've been inspired by our creations and have a pinky male LO to share with us, please link us to your creations right here...:)

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Monday, June 22, 2009

pink can be masculine, too

hello everyone! i just wanted to talk about how versatile the circle of friends line is for both masculine and feminine projects. here i did a layout about my husband with our kids. i love how it turned out. the pink and oranges are just the right colors accents that my photo needed.

i would love to see how you would use a feminine line on a masculine project.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Masculine Layouts and Cards

As the date for Father's Day approaches, why not try to create something for that special father in your life?

I have created a series of cards for my DH who has Father's Day, his birthday and our anniversary all rolled into one fortnight - lucky thing!

Well, with the new release of MAN ABOUT TOWN II I have used the first series of MAN ABOUT TOWN to create cards that have a masculine design as well as colour scheme.

However, these colours don't need to be used as exclusively masculine themed projects - in the LO below I have used the Man About Town papers in a LO that I hope looks more heritage than masculine. This LO is for my brother who is celebrating his first Father's day - a picture of his daughter without all the tizzy bling and flowers Here are some Tips and ideas to use when you are creating with the Man About Town range:

Tip Number One:

Use a flourishy stamp and some Timber Brown StazOn Ink to create a lovely freehand border.
Tip Number Two:

Using your co-ordinated Man About Town brads, create some journaling strips and use your brads as "dot points" at the start of each strip - and why not add a little Stickles to the inside to make them pop?

Tip Number Three:

Use your Man About Town rub ons to create a custom title - rub on a large design from the Man About Town sheet onto a white sheet of card. Cut out around the design and mount off the surface of your LO with some mounting tape for some added dimension.

So there you go - plenty to think about for Father's Day and some juicy ideas for you to try.
Have fun and happy scrapping!
Sares x

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Contest Winners!!

Hello happy scrappers!! We were thrilled with the blog response to our contest that we ran in conjuction with the Spring issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today. There were almost two hundred entries so we decided to draw two winners!!!

The lucky winners were Stampin Cathy and Bebe Caddy!!

Thanks to all those who entered and stay tuned....our new paper releases are coming soon!

Monday, June 1, 2009

June Projects - Kim S

Good morning and welcome to the first day of June.
Can you believe we are calling half-time on 2009 already....crazy!

Today I have a few projects to share with you and I would like to start with a very summery themed card.

** If you wish to see any images larger, please click directly onto them **

For this card, I have used the following Upsy Daisy Designs Products:

>> #UDD0137. Scrumptious <<
>> #UDD0136. Sweet <<
>> #UDD0133. Delectable <<
>> #UDD192. Butterfly Wishes <<

Have you cast your eyes over the wonderful >> BRADS << and >> RUB
ONS << yet? If not, you should really go and check them out because they are truly divine.

The following layout showcases just how effective the placement of a single brad and rub on can be, to bring the whole design of the page together. See how I raised the "Hopelessly Devoted" Rub on to add some depth? And the single brad at the bottom right hand side just pulls the page together - without it there would have been a big blank spot.

Upsy Daisy Designs Products used:

#UDD0178. Kent <<
>> #UDD0184. Poetry <<
>> #EMB004. Man About Town <<
#UDD187. Man About Town <<

And last, but by no means least - with Father's Day around the corner, what about a little
something you can create for Dad, which is quickly done but very personalized? I decided to make a candy bar wrapper from some scraps. It should not take you longer than 5 - 10 minutes to create a wrapper like this. Oh and as a side note - I have used four different paper lines for this project: Man About Town, Circle Of Friends, Vroom and Tweet. It shows just how perfect all lines work together, and that you don't have to specifically use masculine papers to create a gift for Dad.

Upsy Daisy Designs Products used:

#UDD0174. Carter <<
#UDD0168. Ella Bella <<
#UDD0141. Steer this way <<
#UDD0131. Harmony <<
#EMB004. Man About Town <<

Thank you for stopping by and happy creating.