Monday, August 30, 2010


Hello everyone! I got to play with Upsy Daisy's Avalanche papers lately and was able to create two layouts. I thought that even though they are winter papers, they are very versatile enough to be used on boy pages!

My first layout is my entry to Journaling Junkie's Challenge 86: What Comforts You?. You can find the details of this layout on my blog HERE.

UDD Supplies Used: Papers: #AVA011. Adrenaline, #AVA012. Extreme, #AVA013. Grind, #AVA014. Powder, #AVA015. Summit, #AVA016. Wipeout, Fabric Brads: #EMB007. Walk in the Park, Stamps: #UDD209. Girl friends.

My second layout used the sketch for the month that you can find HERE. I also took inspiration on the strip that you can find on the #AVA013. Grind paper.

UDD Supplies Used: Papers: #AVA011. Adrenaline, #AVA012. Extreme, #AVA013. Grind, #AVA014. Powder, #AVA015. Summit, #AVA016. Wipeout, Fabric Brads: #EMB007. Walk in the Park.

I cut them out as strips and adhered them with pop dots for added dimension.

Hope you like what I shared with you today! Until next time!!!

Have fun creating,


Monday, August 23, 2010

The new lines...

I'm sure you've drooled...I mean "seen" the new lines from Upsy Daisy Designs. Aren't they fabulous?!

Here's some projects I made with them...

Birthday duo

This page features the new Avalanche line. If you see this line, you'd think masculine page or snowy themed layouts....but not I....I was inspired to use it for a birthday page because of the happy birthday block from one of the papers in the line.

I used my favorite stamp- the shaped journaling block stamp from the My guy collection.

added some Upsy Daisy designs letter rubons onto cardstock and then adhered with pop up dots for more dimension.

this cute block was the inspiration for the page. Added some fabric brads to finish off the page.

and then I used Kim's wonderful sketch to jumpstart these two cards featuring the new Home Sweet Home line...

Hearts can build card

I'm still inlove with the quote strips from the Upsy Daisy designs papers. It made my sentiment a breeze to make. I also added some ribbon that Upsy Daisy Designs are now offering. Plus a brad from the Enchanted line.

I handcut the house image from pattern paper.

Home is where the Heart is card

I used strips of papers and some ribbons here. Another handcut sentiment from one of the papers in the line.

I created a subtle image of leaves in the white background using glimmer mist and a die cut shape.

handcut a heart from the same paper line and finished it off with a flower and a brad from the See Ya Later Alligator line.

thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Home Sweet Home!

Have you seen those gorgeous little "Home" themed cards and wrapping papers that have been put out for Christmas this year? They look like they straight out of a children's storybook and I am in seriously in love with them. It made me think about how I could achieve the same look using the new Upsy Daisy range of "HOME SWEET HOME" papers.

Here's a couple of Step by Step pictures with instructions on how to create a paper pieced Picket Fence to embellish your page - perfect for pages about your home, a friend's new house, the family pet or - like I have done, a new baby.

How to create your own Picket Fence!

You need:

plain cardstock or thick paper
metal ruler
exacto knife and scissors

Measure out your cardstock at 1cm widths - you need about 20 - 30 picket fence palings, depending on how long you want your fence. Each fence paling also needs to be 8cm tall

Either use your exacto knife or a pair of scissors to cut each fence paling up into the cardstock.

Use your scissors to snip the tips off the fences at an angle.
Add some puffy mounting tape to the back of each fence paling.

Adhere your fence to your layout over the top of two thin strips of paper (to act as the back fence rungs).

And here is the finished layout - celebrating the safe arrival of my god-daughter Sophia :).
I have also created this card using the fence paling idea - this would be great to use for someone you know who is moving into a new home:

Have fun and happy creating everyone!
Lots of love from Australia,
Sarah xx

Monday, August 9, 2010

Slip Sliding with the new "Avalanche" papers from UDD!

One of the things I love about the new "Avalanche" line by Upsy Daisy Designs is that it is so versatile. Sure, there is a snowflake paper, but there are also great stripes, plaids, and patterns! It's really about scrapping an adventure....

We visited Texas this summer to spend time with my two sisters, their children, and my parents. We went to a steak house (of course!) and what did we find? A big SLIDE! The kids were thrilled. I edited a lot of the pictures in Photoshop so I could put all of our kids on the slide at the same time. Hope you have fun looking at my results!

UDD Products Used: Avalanche Papers, rub-ons, and ribbon.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Monthly Sketch - August 2010

Welcome to August - I hope you are enjoying your summer, even though the days are already getting shorter.
Then again, that gives us more time to spend in the craft room, right?

If you need something to kick start your mojo, why not have a look at this months' sketch and the DT Examples (you can enlarge the view of each image by clicking onto it). We were all very excited to get creative with the new lines AVALANCHE and HOME SWEET HOME.

I fancied using the winter-based papers from AVALANCHE first, probably because it is so hot here that I could do with a little cooling down :)

UDD Products used:
#AVA015. Summit; #AVA014. Powder; #AVA012. Extreme

ANDREA shows us that papers with a winter theme are perfect for any season with this fun layout of her son (I whole heartedly agree with Logan's love for jelly beans, by the way)
UDD Products used:

TRACEY chose to use papers from HOME SWEET HOME and did she not do amazing? Fantastic layering and the tree is such a fun element.
UDD Products used:

SANDI also used HOME SWEET HOME to create this gorgeous layout focussing on family. Isn't the title fabulous?

UDD Products used:
#UDD124. Classy Brown Alpha Rub Ons

GRACE also made use of the HOME SWEET HOME line and created a wonderful set of cards based on the sketch. Aren't they just fabulous?

We hope we were able to inspire you with our take on this months' sketch. Why not play along with us and link us to your take on the sketch in the comments section? We would love you see what you create and leave you some love.

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