If you’ve hopped on over here from Aussie Scrap Source, welcome! I’m a huge fan of ASS – all the information and inspiration their talented team provides daily really helps jumpstart my creative muse. If you’ve never been there, have a visit! I’m sure you’ll be wow-ed! Today, their blog is featuring a few of my projects which utilize Sizzix Bigz dies! So show me some love and go have a look-see!
If you’re curious about what I’ve been up to – well, a whole lotta scrappin’! It’s been a busy month cardwise for family members and friends and so getting them done became one of those, “Well, let me just use my fav stamp and make a bunch,” moments. You know what I’m talkin’ about! I do adore this graphic Hampton Art stamp!
Actually, I made this card after reading Aussie Scrap Source’s post on Repetition, repeating the stamp across the card front but also noticing that when I chose not to repeat the color on a single bloom, it drew the eye upward towards my sentiment!
Although my love of papercrafting began with a card, in the last several months, I’ve moved into layouts with nice momentum and am very much enjoying the large 12×12 format! My most recent project uses Sizzix Bigz all over the darn place!
For both of these elements, I upcycled chipboard from various boxes I would have thrown out, and the pieces cut like butter with Bigz! I loved this moment depicted and was pleased that I could combine Sizzix, some of my fav papers and scatter my favorite buttons to amplify the feeling of joy and elation from the photo.
This was the first time that I had ever gotten up into this position. But right after the shot was taken, I quite ungracefully flopped over onto my bum haha! So it really was only, “a moment!” A very brief moment. Isn’t that camera stamp adorable, btw?!!!
I’m often asked what my style is. At least with layouts, I think the style totally depends on the photograph (Card-wise, it totally depends on the recipient). For example, this layout below was the subject of a recent post.
Totally different. Given the precious moment it depicts, I decided to go vintage/nostalgic with a ton of Prima and embellishments I made by hand. You can find out how I made the bronzed embellishments here. Can you see the collar that my crazy Pupusa is wearing in the photo? That was made with felt and a Sizzix Bigz die, too and is shown in close-up at Aussie Scrap Source!!! Pupusa always steals the show haha! These dies really are so strong and versatile that I wish I could have all the Bigz dies that exist haha!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and I hope you’ll visit often! It’s a huge honor to have my work showcased on your site, Aussie Scrap Source! Much gratitude!!!