Little Scraps of Paper


JAI #200 Inspiration Challenge…WOW!

Wow.. its Just Add Inks #200 challenge and what a milestone. I’m proud to have been involved from the beginning!

Recently we also had our 500th liker on our facebook page and our 800th blog follower. They both have got RAKs from Trish and Myself and the next hundred ..we will do the same, so like and follow JAI and you might win!

So this week its an inspiration photo for our 200th challenge. This photo could be in my backyard or reminds me of our farm any day actually! The lovely Nikki Spencer has come up with this gorgeous pic.

PicMonkeyCollage4I was intent on using the new Springtime Hello stamp set in our new Occasions Catalogue for this challenge and came up with a tag for a box I made for a RAK I am giving out from my Business Facebook Page. I used Summer starfruit, white, wild wasabi and black for my inspiration.

IMG_6284-001…inside is a mini album but not in these colours ..wanna see?

okay here it is ..the RAK recipient can add their photos as desired.

I love to make my own mini albums and will be adding this to my free tutorials at some stage (just have to find the blasted video camera lol)

So hope you come and play with our 200th Challenge this week at Just Add Ink. Check out what the other Design Team have done here!

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Just Add Ink Blog Hop

Yay..Just Add Ink Challenges are back for 2014 and we are starting the year off with a blog hop!

You have just come from Christine Blains blog where she has done the most wonderful of cards with the circle framelit thinlets. My fave colour combo too!PicMonkeyCollage

Our challenge is to use either the envelope punch board or the circle or label framelits for you design.

Here is what I came up with using the envelope punch board to make my inside folders.IMG_6221-001 This little project is for my Mum and there are a few little cards and envelopes all stamped up with the gorgeous Sale a bration stamp set, Petal Parade. Ive added some sentiments and some dimensionals in an extra envelope so she can just pop them on a little card depending on what she needs. The outside is coaster board (which I love, love, lurve!) with the Sale a bration DSP (Sweet Sorbet). IMG_6222-001This little card set easily fits 6 cards and envelopes.  Ill have a tutorial up next week for this over in my free tutorial page so check back then!

IMG_6229-001And onto the next stop along the way.. to the lovely and talented Jodene


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Just Add Ink year in review!

While our challenges are in hiatus until the 17th of January, we thought wed give you a year in review and our favourite card for the year.

Here is my one which was a sketch by Mae

IMG_4677-001IMG_4675-001I love to make grid cards ..just a bit tricky if you haven’t numbered them before you cut them up coz it takes forever to puzzle it out if you don’t hehehe!

Do Check out the other Design Team favourites here


Just Add the date -scrapbooking challenge

This month for our scrapbooking challenge, Im challenging you to just add the date! It can be a feature or as a supporting text on your LO.

I often put dates on my LOs because I have albums and albums of LOs ..and I dont scrap photos in chronological order. A few of my earlier LOs..Im going ‘What year was that?’

So here is my LO. This is an emboss resist LO with re inkers and water. I used a mask with my versamark and a dauber to apply it..then I sprinkled over my white embossing powder.  The Chipboard ..I think is from Twiddlybitz and unsure of the make of the title rubon.. I love the toon town stickers ..they are by Lillybee Designs.  The Date is added in MDS. Delys scrap #24I actually printed it onto a window sheet and adhered it under the photo..and then I wasnt happy with the look so I have edited it to brush out the edges (cheat! lol)

Hope you can play along with us at Just Add Ink. You can see what Ruthy and Tina have done here




JAI 194- Just Add Santa

Where has November gone? Im not ready for Christmas yet are you?

Well this weeks challenge is sort of getting me there with Kims Just Add Santa Challenge.

Heres what I came up with using a tutorial from Pootles ( Sam Donald)

IMG_6170-002Ive been dying to use the little bow clips since I got them ..but just couldnt bear to use them until now. This is the first of many Im making today for my Team Christmas Luncheon on Sunday.

Have to work in my day job and in my Farm job too so it will be a late night tonight and tomorrow night to get them all done (26) ..wish me luck!

Check out what the other girls have done here



JAI 190- Just Add Masking

I’m all in a rush this morning and cant find anything to take with me to a stamp camp this weekend where I’m teaching! I wish I was more organised in my scrap room so I could just pick it up and pack it lol ..obviously I’m not one of those sorts!

Anyway enough rabbiting on …here is my card for this weeks challenge over at Just Add Ink.

IMG_6131-001The masking Ive done here is Santa behind the tree so I masked off the tree and then stamped with the Santa. I haven’t quite finished with this card as I’m putting our sons name up the top to go along with a mini album for Christmas …here’s a sneak peek of that. Cant show the whole thing as I’m teaching this album at my upcoming Extravaganzas this month! IMG_6134-001This was my first attempt at masking for awhile so it was a bit hit and miss! lol

Do go and check out what the other girls have done here and hope you play along with us this week.

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JAI Scrap #23 Just Add Me

Its not often you get a chance to scrap about yourself so this challenge with us this month at Just Add Ink will certainly help get you another page completed!

Heres mine

IMG_6125-001I did put some hidden journalling behind the photo on this one.

Heres a closeup



Stamps I used on this Layout were..Gorgeous Grunge, Off the Grid, Notable Notations, Tape it, Morning Post Numbers (frame) and For My Family (retired). The chipboard is non SU. I love the new candy dots ..just give extra dimension to the page! The paper is from Soho Subway.

Hope you come and play along with us this month ..check out what the other girls have done here




JAI 188 Just add Grunge

This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink   courtesy of Paula is to Just Add Grunge…um well I actually had trouble with this challenge but then I had this lightbulb moment and my card was done in 15 minutes! Love how this card turned out and reminds me of celestial night skys or the Northern Lights.

Any here it is

IMG_6101-002This technique is called Gesso resist and is a lot of fun to do. Ive been teaching this technique in my scrapbooking classes lately and is a real wow and a lot of fun to do.

IMG_6104-001My Daughter has already snaffled it for her friend for Christmas..might make some more up! The colours I used was Cherry cobbler, Primrose Petals and Bermuda Bay. I stamped over the top with silver encore ink and the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. The greeting is from a hostess set called Warmth and Wonder (Holiday Mini).

So check out what the other girls on the Design Team have done here.




JAI #186 Inspiration time!

This week at Just Add Ink we have an inspiration challenge. Here is the photo to get your inpiration from.acf9f8a91ee7bae3fbe270a323be9ce7

I did a couple of projects for this firstly I made a wreath using the pansy punch and used the bow that die!  The polystyrene ring I got from a discount store here in Whakatane and my Edgecumbe class made this last Saturday. Time consuming but oh so enjoyable to make!


Then I mistakenly shared it on a facebook group Im on so I had to make another project. Heres what I came up with ..

IMG_6066-002My Kawerau Class will be making these cards this weekend. The box is easy to put together as its a decorative window gift box from our Holiday mini Catalogue. Ive used the Wonderful Wreath set for the topper. The art work was inspired by a set of three cards on splitcoaststampers here


Hope you can play along this week. Check out what the rest of the Just Add Ink design team have come up with using this challenge photo here


JAI Scrapbooking Challenge #22

Hi ..been awol sorry ..couldn’t get into my blog for a couple of weeks ..was just put into the too hard basket until I had time to figure it out!

So Ive missed out on a couple of JAI challenges ..oops ..will update these shortly but first…

This months Just Add Ink Scrapbooking Challenge is a sketch done by me! Yeah! Managed to have a play in MDS and came up with this.

MyProject37001 and heres the LO I came up with using our beautiful Daughters’ photo of her Year 12 Ball.  IMG_6053-002


Super pleased how this the ribbon matched her ball dress so perfectly!

So, I hope you can play along with us with our scrapbooking challenge this month. Ive kept it simple so lots of you can have a go!

Check out what the other girls have done here


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