Saturday, 20 December 2014

A weekend with " Decemeber Daily"

Hellooo..

Well it is another December Daily update..

I am still totally crushing on the black and white photos teamed with all the gold :) 



December Daily album by Bernii Miller for the Stamp Spot.


I decided to add the hesion tag to the outside of the pocket protector as I love feeling the texture and have a little interactive element.  This was such a cute addition in the kit form The Stamp Spot


December Daily album by Bernii Miller for the Stamp Spot.

December Daily album by Bernii Miller for the Stamp Spot.
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These two pictures of my children with the lights around their necks are by far my favorite!! I am thinking I will re print this photos and frame them for all year around.. The little lights of my life lol.. 

December Daily album by Bernii Miller for the Stamp Spot.


Together the album is coming along beautifully!! The kit Michelle put together for The Stamp Spot is beyond gorgeous ♥ 


December Daily album by Bernii Miller for the Stamp Spot.


Thanks so much for stopping by and I will dropping by again to share some December Daily goodness with you :) 

Till next time 

Much love 
Bernii xx



Friday, 19 December 2014

A weekend with " Wild Storm + Open Scrapbooking Window = well you know what!! "

Helloooo..


Well yesterday we were hit by a storm here in the evening.. All day it was incredibly hot so I gathered up the kids, went to Target to buy a slip n slide and then headed into my sister in laws place to let all the kids play together to get some relief. 

They had a blast.. 

My gorgeous Niece Chloe.. She rides the slip n slide like pro!! 

My son Hunter just loving the ride!! 

My girl.. Abigail.. If you now abby then it would make sense why she is going down it this way :) 


My nephew Linc looking super cute ..

Then the clouds really started to roll in so it was literally a race to get home before the rain kicked in.. Well I got about half way home and it was pouring down rain , and it was literally raining side ways!! The wind was so gusty.. 




Then I realised I had left the window right above my Scrapbooking desk open.. 

Oh Lordy.. please have mercy on my scrap gods!! 

I was trying to not think about I was about to get home too !!

But I got home and saw this!! 





Yes I know I have a lot of stuff on my desk - but I need it all you know!!! 

I nearly slipped racing in there as the floor was just a pool of water also.. 

My desk was saturated!!!

....Sigh....

So what I learnt is that there is no point in hyperventilating as that really does not help..ha ha.. Instead I grabbed a beer from the fridge a heap of towels and took it as a sign to clean my desk and de clutter .. So I have tossed a heap of " stuff" from the desk and love how much better my space feels already with less clutter...

I have managed to kinda save the layouts on my desk.. They look a little warped but at least the photo and the journaling is still there.. 

So next time I need to make sure that I close the window when ever I leave the place especially in the summer time when storms are more likely to hit..


Thanks so much for stopping by.. 

Till next time 

Much love 
Bernii x




Wednesday, 17 December 2014

A weekend with " Week 18 - Scrappy Canary Kit"

Hellloooo there....

 Today I wanted share with you my Project Life spread with you using the latest December - Rainbow Connection Pocket Life kit from the Scrappy Canary store.... This kit is SO FUN!!! i shared this yesterday over on their blog :) 

Full of Heidi Swapp papers and teamed with the cutest Evalicious puffy stickers and many other little treasures!! The kit also came with a full packet of the Heidi Swapp color magic alphas...swoon....So I decided to use some of them just as is and coloured the others with my Colour Shine Inks.



Project life spread by Bernii Miller for Scrappy Canary using the December Rainbow Connection kit.


 To help keep the alphas in place I sewed through them . But just a tip.. wait till the alphas are fully dry as they become soft and a little weak when they are still damp and can move when sewn through.  I found that out the hard way!!  And I also noticed that the ink smears over the page and lifts off the alphas if they are not fully and completely dry..yikes..


Project life spread by Bernii Miller for Scrappy Canary using the December Rainbow Connection kit.



Again I used all the 6 x6 papers to create all the background papers in my layout. I love doing that as it adds so much colour. 
I also used my vintage typewriter for the first time to complete my Project Life spread and had fun figuring out how to use it. I learnt also this week to adhere the photos AFTER typing..lol.. I accidently ended up putting tiny marks in into one of the photos from trying to jam it through the typewriter roller..lol.. so lesson learnt. 


Project life spread by Bernii Miller for Scrappy Canary using the December Rainbow Connection kit.


Here are a few close up's for you to take a peek at. 
As you can see underneath the LV 5 title is all a little askew as I did not wait till the thickers were totally dry and they moved as I tried to sew them down..


Project life spread by Bernii Miller for Scrappy Canary using the December Rainbow Connection kit.




Project life spread by Bernii Miller for Scrappy Canary using the December Rainbow Connection kit.



Project life spread by Bernii Miller for Scrappy Canary using the December Rainbow Connection kit.



Dont forget if you would like a kit then make sure you head on over to HERE... The shop also has gorgeous add on kits that you can also add to these kits to get more milage out of them.. 

Till next time 

Much love 
Bernii xx

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

A weekend with " December Daily"

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Well I have another instalment of my December Daily album for you today using the STUNNING The Stamp Spot Documenting December kit.. 

If you read my first post HERE then you would know that this year I am doing different take with my album. I am sticking to all black and white photos and just sticking to the gold accents just from the kit!! 

I am LOVING what I have so far and love it even more that I can use less than perfect photos still in my album.  Take the photo of Hunter below. It is a quite a blurry shot , but having it in black and white has meant that the photo is still useable..

December Daily with Bernii Miller using the Stamp Spot Documented December Kit.

I created this little banner with the gold glitter card that was in the kit..  it was a leftover strip that I did not want to waste so I snipped it up and created this!! 

December Daily with Bernii Miller using the Stamp Spot Documented December Kit.



 I have also been use a white Posca pen to write directly onto some of my photos.I find that they are the best and run smoothly all the time. 

December Daily with Bernii Miller using the Stamp Spot Documented December Kit.


The next page also was pulled together really fast and I just LOVE it!! I have taken some photos of decorations around my house and I love the look of it in the black and white. I was really worried that it would look silly and lose is sassiness not being in colour, but I think in fact it does the opposite. It brings more attention to the details. 


December Daily with Bernii Miller using the Stamp Spot Documented December Kit.


I am using numerous alpha sets in this album , but I am totally addicted to the Sticko Gold Foil stickers.. They are so shiny and adhere so well!! AND they are really cheap from The Stamp Spot.. so a total win win. 


December Daily with Bernii Miller using the Stamp Spot Documented December Kit.


To create the card below , I just used up some of the washi strips from the kit into a chevron pattern. Super simple and a fast way to create an interesting background. 

December Daily with Bernii Miller using the Stamp Spot Documented December Kit.


Well thanks so much for stopping by today and e sure to check back often as I have managed to snap a few photos of my album as it is on progress :) 

Till next time 

Much love 
Bernii xx


Monday, 15 December 2014

A weekend with" Today is Right"

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Well the festive season is in full swing here in the Miller household- which means I  have had less time at the moment to sit down and get blogging!!  Luckily I have had snippets of time to sit as my desk and get some scrapping done!!

So today I wanted to share with you another layout that I create with the Amy Tangerine "Stitched" collection for the The Stamp Spot. I have loved playing with this collection so much and Michelle still has these available in the store HERE

I also made another two layouts with this same collection which you can see HERE and HERE


Today is right layout by Bernii Miller using Amy Tangerine Stitched collection for The Stamp Spot.



This layout is just full of left over pieces all layered together , that I had from the other two layouts that I created. 



Today is right layout by Bernii Miller using Amy Tangerine Stitched collection for The Stamp Spot.




I just adore the thickers that Amy designed and they are are a perfect match for her collection and I am trying to find any reason to use them in all my layouts lately..



Today is right layout by Bernii Miller using Amy Tangerine Stitched collection for The Stamp Spot.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have found some time to get crafty in this busy time of the year.. And please make sure that you check out the The Stamp Spot as Michelle is always stocking the store with the latest releases :) 

Till next time 
Much love 

Bernii xx

Friday, 5 December 2014

A weekend with " Fabulous at 6"

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Well I have another Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Master challenge to share with you today. This was our Couture Creations assignment and we were sent some of their newest dies.

I do not own a manual die cutting machine so this was all very new to me!! I was lucky enough that my local scrap store leant me their cuttlebug to use and to play with.. I even had to write down which plates go in which order etc as I really had no clue. 

I had fun playing around and trying something new for a change!! I used the BoBunny Enchanted Garden collection as I love the purples and the emeralds in the collection.. I mainly used the Retro Daisy die to create the flowers and finished off the flower with some glitter glue and by inking the edges a little darker then the cardstock I used.. 


Fabulous at 6 layout by Bernii Miler using Couture Creations dies and BoBunny Enchanted Garden Collection.


I also played around with my WOW Rose template to create watercolour flowers in the background to build my layout upon.


Fabulous at 6 layout by Bernii Miler using Couture Creations dies and BoBunny Enchanted Garden Collection.




Fabulous at 6 layout by Bernii Miler using Couture Creations dies and BoBunny Enchanted Garden Collection.




Fabulous at 6 layout by Bernii Miler using Couture Creations dies and BoBunny Enchanted Garden Collection.




Fabulous at 6 layout by Bernii Miler using Couture Creations dies and BoBunny Enchanted Garden Collection.


I had fun putting this layout together and found my new addiction - metal dies!! They are so fast and easy to use .. much faster for me then my portrait at this time.. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.. 

Till next time 

Much love 
Bernii xx

Thursday, 4 December 2014

A weekend with "December Daily Shenanigans"

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Well we have crept into that part of the year where if you love Christmas and you love scrapbooking, then you are most likely completing a December Daily album.. 

This year I am super excited to be apart of the Design Team for The Stamp Spot and their awesome Documented December kits. I was so lucky and totally inspired when the kit arrived on my door step!! 
So much gold and hand made pretties that I literally leafed over and over through all the goodies for a long time!! ohhing and aahhiiinggg over all the hard work Michelle has put into each and every piece in the kit. 

This year I have decided to approach my album a little different and keep it more simple so that the gold really stands out. To do this I am going to only have black and white photos and stick to using the gold, white and wood that is in the kit.I have teamed the kit with this gorgeous gold Teresa Collins album that I also picked up from The Stamp Spot HERE. I love this album and I am thinking that this will work better for me as I can still add larger elements as I go along. 


Bernii Miller December Daily album 2014 using The Stamp Spot - Document December kit.



Bernii Miller December Daily album 2014 using The Stamp Spot - Document December kit.



To add the "Miller" title to the doily, I backed the doily with a piece of white card stock, glued the thickers with glossy accents for extra hold and then when that was dry i ran it through my sewing machine. I then attached the whole doily to the front cover of the album.. 


Bernii Miller December Daily album 2014 using The Stamp Spot - Document December kit.


This is the inside of the album.
 A little spot for me to write my name and the year that I am completing the album. Or perhaps a little place for e to write a little sentiment I am still undecided on that.. 

I also altered one of the cards that came in the kit , already made. Michelle has really outdone herself with this kit and has carefully and loving made so many of the elements , like this sequin card below. That will save me so much time overall and will means I will have more time to document and record my memories, rather than faffing about. 


Bernii Miller December Daily album 2014 using The Stamp Spot - Document December kit.


 I am already loving ho this album feels and can't wait to show you my progress through this month using my kit... 

Bernii Miller December Daily album 2014 using The Stamp Spot - Document December kit.

Thanks so much for stopping by .

Till next time 

Much love 
Bernii xx