Tuesday, 2 September 2014

A weekend with " So Right Now"

Helloooo..

Well I am dropping in with a rather quick share of a layout I made for the Fancy Pants August Sketch Challenge. 

I received a fun little 6 x 6 paper pad from Fancy Pants in my goodie bag while I was at Camp Mojo and thought it would be perfect for their sketch.. 

I wanted to play around a little more when making this layout , so went for a more mixed media/ grungy type feel as I had both of my boys in the photos. I added lots of layering, different mediums and lots of colour which I love doing so much!! 


So right now layout - By Bernii Miller



I also used a an older Fancy Pants wooden title that I have been holding onto for the right layout!! I was orginally going to back my layout to another coloured card stock , but found that it was taking away from the layout itself.. and that is never a god thing :-/


So right now layout - By Bernii Miller

Journalling on a layout is so important to me. That is why I do what I do. To tell the story and to capture moments. This time I captured is certainly one of those times I do not want to forget! 


So right now layout - By Bernii Miller

I loved this collection " Be Different" from Fancy Pants and am already trying to think of different ways to use up the 6 x6 paper pad!!


Till next time 

Much love 
Bernii cc



Saturday, 30 August 2014

A weekend with " Beach Fun

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You all know how much I LOVE Heidi Swapp.. and how much I LOVE to create with her beautiful products!! Well I LOVE it even more when I am totally creatively drained and in a slump and TA DA.. Heidi Swapp has these free classes as such on her My Craft Channel site. They are so awesome to watch and I recommend it to anyone! Heidi does so many different techniques and ideas - all while using her 

Well when I saw the " My Favourite Things - Summer Mini" I knew I had a spare file folder kit tucked away here and the perfect summer beach photos that I wanted to create a mini album with. So I tagged along with the video and created the mini with Heidi's step by step instructions!! 


I then took the constructed album and some embellies with me to my retreat weekend and started to play. And this is what I came up with.. I am so pleased with this album and itching to make some more file folders...

So grab a cuppa as this post is quite photo heavy.. 


 I sprinkled glitter bows through out the album , which I made with the Maggie Holmes die set and some $2  shop glitter paper. 





I made some "flowers" using my Martha Stewart circle punch and added in some cut wedges..


I just love these photo stacks!1 They are so fun and I love treating each flip as a new "layout" to decorate. 

Then below is the album pages that are created within the black and white striped file folder. 


I love the graphic prints mixed in with gorgeous pink, soft florals.



The plastic acetate embellishments are prefect to layer over photos without it distracting too much from the photo itself..



A little while back Heidi Swapp had a "Selfie" week on her blog and she was super kind enough to share a free Selfie cut title in her handwriting.. So I added that title to this album and just drew a black fine tip pen through the middle of it to help make it stand out.



Then lastly I had to add one last glitter bow just for good measure..lol.. I swear I could just add them all over the place. I really have to restrain myself..


So if you have never been to Heidi Swapp's My Craft Channel I highly recommend you make the time to do so . She is so passionate and inspiring I promise you , you will want to play and make pretty stuff right away..


Thanks so much for stopping by and I love reading your comments. 

Till next time 

Much love 

Bernii xx






Friday, 29 August 2014

A weekend with " Hello Sunshine"

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Well I had time ( actually made time) to sit and play with the Scrappy Canary August sketch challenge this month! I LOVED this sketch and knew the papers I wanted to use right away!! 

While I was away at Camp Mojo I took a class with Sherry Mendoza and our kit contained the new and adorable Studio Calico Brighton Pier 6x6 paper pad!! It is adorable.. full of cute clouds, plump pears and gorgeous graphic patterns in a contrasting pinks, blacks and greens.. delish..


Hello Sunshine layout by Bernii Miller



As you can see the sketch called for paper all along the right hand side of the paper and I instantly knew that I wanted to use up the 6x6 paper pad trying to use up as much of the different patterns as possible, with out it becoming to over powering..

Hello Sunshine layout by Bernii Miller

I also managed to sneak on their a glitter bow I made.. I am obsessed with them at the moment..

And here is the full layout.. I am so happy with how it turned out and how easily it all came together..

Hello Sunshine layout by Bernii Miller

We would love to have you come over to the Scrappy Canary blog and play along with the sketch challenge this month.. you have a couple of more days to enter..

Till next time 

Much love 

Bernii xx



Thursday, 28 August 2014

A weekend with " Camp Mojo layout"

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Well I have been busy scrapping up a storm of late and I LOVE it!! I am finally starting to finish off some scrappy projects that have been laying around ( I will share those soon) and doing this is finally freeing up my mind.. I always had that nagging feeling to finish of those project before starting new ones, but then new product arrives.. and well.... you know the rest lol..

But on the weekend I managed to make a really fast and simple layout using the ACT ( Artist Trading Cards) that I was apart of at Camp Mojo!! The lovely Jen Hall had organised the swap and it was my first time taking part!! When I saw the cards I received I was instantly drawn to the bright mixed media type layouts and new I wanted to make a grid style layout to scrap  picture of me with Ruth and Tarrah from the Scrap Canary Team..



I used Posca white tip pen, that the lovely Nat from Scrapbooking From Scratch recommended I use.. and um WOW I love it!! I am so over buying white pens, that run dry as I am mid drawing, or are completely done and dusted after a couple of uses!! This pen is the opposite!! So awesome to write and draw with.



The chipboard " Camp Mojo" title that we received as a gift was perfect for this layout.. I just painted it with gesso and then wanted the whole title to be bright yellow.. But the nozzle became clogged so I only managed to spray the centre of the title.. I actually really liked it so left it as is! 


I also added in a glitter bow that I made using the Maggie Holmes die , and some glitter sheets that I picked up from the $2 shop. I managed to grab a heap of colours so have made a heap of them.. ready to use at any time. 

 I need to now work out what I will do with the rest of the trading cards.. I think I may make a Memory File, using some Heidi Swapp goodiesso I can flick through and admire them all!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I LOVE reading your comments....

Till next time 

Much love
Bernii xx



Wednesday, 27 August 2014

A weekend with "Workspace Wednesday"

Helllooo..

Just  little share of what has been on my desk lately!! 


I have been madly using my Maggie Holmes bow die , with glitter paper and creating up a storm!! I have a ton of these pre made and ready to use.. I love them so much!!

Till next time 

Much love 
Bernii xx

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

A weekend with " Chickaniddy Mini Album"

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I have been in a total mini book maia at the moment and I am really enjoying the process of making them from scratch!! I learnt to make this back to back technique from the Heidi Swapp blog and am totally hooked!! 

For this mini I used the Chickaniddy - Twirly Girl collection  for a soft and feminine mini album about my little girl Abigail..  The album itself is only 5 pages thick, but I managed to get a ton of photos in here and I am really happy with how it turned out!! 

So grab a cuppa and enjoy ...

Abgail - 2011 album by Bernii Miller

I used some Wilna Furstenberg cut files , rosette die and custom made flair for the cover . I was so spoilt when Michelle from The Stamp Spot sent me a handful of flair to match this collection! she is awesome.

Abgail - 2011 album by Bernii Miller

I used random photos from 2011 of Abigail that weren't really of any importance ( story wise) to create a single layout about. So instead I 

Abgail - 2011 album by Bernii Miller

I had a couple of extra photos of Abby and I being silly, so created a pocket inside the page so that I could slip in a tag with the extra photos on it. I also added some extra journalling to the back of the card! 


Abgail - 2011 album by Bernii Miller

With this spread I cut down one of the pages as I only had a 3 x 4 photo ! So instead of trying to fill the space - I made my real estate smaller to suit me . I also fussy cut the sweet pink roses from the paper pack and sprinkled them through out the album.. I jut love them ♥ 

Abgail - 2011 album by Bernii Miller

I am trying hard to use up tools that I already have in my scrap room, and using my punches more is certainly one of those tools I need to use more!! So to create the little circle " flowers" I used a circle punch, creased it in half and snipped into the folds to cut out little wedges..Then I added a little sequin to the centre and ta da! 

Abgail - 2011 album by Bernii Miller

I also backed some of the little circle flowers, with a larger circle flower made out of vellum..


Abgail - 2011 album by Bernii Miller

This page below is by far my favourite in the whole album!! All the pink, velum, cut files and sequins put my head in an awesome scrappy spin!!lol.. 

Abgail - 2011 album by Bernii Miller

This is the last page of the album, and I actually went back after this photo and added more journalling under the photo as it looked a little incomplete to me!! 

Abgail - 2011 album by Bernii Miller

Overall I am so happy with how this album turned out and love how many photos I can fit in them!! I am certainly planning on make a heap more ... so watch this space :)

Abgail - 2011 album by Bernii Miller

Till next time 

Much love 
Bernii xx










Sunday, 24 August 2014

A weekend with " Creative Scrappers - # 276 Sketch reveal"

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Well it is that time again to reveal another fun sketch over on the Creative Scrappers blog. This week is a little different as we teamed up with the fabulous Ashley Horton who owns and runs The Cut Shoppe .. We were asked to use a few of Ashley's files and I choose the "Travelin' On" and the " The Counting Stars" files.. 



This weeks reveal sketch was super fun and I squished all my sketch to the centre of the layout to suit my style a little more..




Aussie Gal - layout by Bernii Miller

 I also used my June Scrappy Canary main kit to complete the layout! The kit is full of gorgeous rich colours and it complemented my black and white photos so well! I especially love the MME woodgrain paper and the boken paper.. totally swoon worthy! 


Aussie Gal - layout by Bernii Miller

And here are the kit contents that I used.. 


Make sure that you head on over to the Creative Scrappers blog to check out the other awesome creative DT's members take on this sketch!! 

Aussie Gal - layout by Bernii Miller



The Details: 
 We still have our Sponsor PinkFresh Studio with sketches 274-275 due by August 31st so don't forget those ;-) For Sketch 276 Ashley from The Cut Shoppe will be offering a 20$ prize to her shoppe to one lucky winner who participates with sketch 276 and submits it by August 31st. 


Thanks so much for stopping by

Till next time
Much love 
Bernii xx