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April 5, 2014

Kellie Stamps/ScrAp This Blog Hop

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Happy Saturday everyone and welcome to all the lovely peeps traveling the blog hop trail. It is absolutely no secret at all that I love both Kellie Stamps and ScrAp This! Products – Exhibit A and Exhibit B, so I was absolutely over the moon when I was asked to be a part of this hop. Today, I am showing off a brand new scrap page.

I love this spread. It is jam-packed with my favorite things. Shall we take a closer look?

First off you can’t go past Angus’ beautiful metallic pieces. You have seen me use these before and I guarantee this will not be the last either. Agnus puts so much love and attention in to all the ScrAp This! pieces – just look at the metallic stitching down the feather. Perfection!

I’ve also got a thing for velvet ribbon right now. It’s just so soft and strokable. The papers are from a Studio Calico Sugar Rush Kit and add ons. I think I bought nearly every add on that month because it was all just so pretty. The Cotton Candy embellishment is from The Pier diecuts – another collection I have been hoarding, but I knew from the beginning it was made for this layout.

For my page I chose to do a stamped title. I had 2 reasons for this – 1. I hate doing titles. I always find it really hard. 2. I am really hoping if I have done a good enough job, Kellie will give me this stamp in the wood mounted edition, when it’s released. It will also be released as an acrylic, as part of the UGH set … but it wouldn’t hurt to have a wood mounted one too, right? You know just in case of accidents.

The mistable stars are really old Studio Calico stock. I tried to find them somewhere online for you all, but I had no luck. The silver spotted vellum is a new love by Ruby Rock-It. Aussie’s can pick it up at any Lincraft.

Finally we get to the heart of the page and my favorite thing of all. My gorgeous god-daughter. The point of the page was to celebrate the great things we do together that I just would not get to do if she was not around – like a trip to the fairy park. Also you may note that more Kellie stamps, ScrAp This! and The Pier diecuts slipped in too.

Just incase you are wondering, the watercolour background is made with watered down Mr Hueys mists, but that tutorial will have to wait for another day. How about we talk about prizes instead?

For you chance to win either a currently unreleased Love Life wood mounted stamp from Kellie Stamps or a set of metallic pieces from ScrAp This! Simply leave a comment on each blog in the hop to go in the draw to win!

You have until 8th Tuesday and winner/s will be announced shortly after on the Kellie Stamps blog.

Thanks so much for visiting. Your next stop is the love Sue from The Making Table.

Kellie – http://kelliewinnell.typepad.com/blog/
Agnus – http://a-place-in-my-dreams.blogspot.com.au/
Karyn – http://karynscraftingobsession.blogspot.com.au/
Aimee – http://www.betwixtandbetween.com.au/ (You are here)
Sue – http://themakingtable.blogspot.com.au/

Aimee xx

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March 12, 2014

Project Life Week 10 2014

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So, have you ever had a spread that even though you have the most brilliant idea in the world – it still doesn’t seem to come together. Yeah. That was me this week.

Week 10 has sat on my table since Monday last week. It didn’t look anything like this until yesterday. Originally it was bottle brush green, denim, mustard and black. Oh, you should have seen it. There was a ton of amazing hand stitching… it was so beautiful… until it all came together and all of a sudden it wasn’t anymore.

For a week I tried to make it work. Moving, shuffling, altering and then walking away. It wasn’t until yesterday when my latest order from Life Love Paper arrived that I finally admitted defeat.

The irony of it all is that I have wanted to do a neon spread for forever and a day as well, but in the past they have never come together either. It really did all boil down to getting this in the mail and having the enough inspiration to scrap the original plan and try again.

As you can see the papers this week are super bright and busy, so embellishment had to be scaled back. I used only two stamps this week: the arrows from Kellie Stamps Cozy Set (which by the way is my favorite set of hers so far) and the ‘Why Hello There’ by Kelly Purkey. The KP stamp adds a lovely texture that ties in so well with Tina Azmus’s quote card in the bottom left corner.

I’d love to say that my week number and dates were a conscious decision when I was scaling back, but that would be a lie. I forgot to add a week number. It wasn’t until I went to photo the spread that I noticed it was missing and it was a case of finding somewhere it would fit.

I rarely do over pocket details. It’s not because I don’t like the way they look or because anybody is rough with my albums. It’s just that you are reading the blog of an habitual klutz. I’m really not kidding – this girl had 3 stitches in her left butt cheek after she got up to answer the door and sat down on the couch forgetting the fiskar sheers had been beside her on said couch (On a side note I don’t use those shears anymore and I bet that’s a tale you won’t on any other blog). Anyway the point is that I fear I will some how damage the embellishment and I won’t be able to replace it, but in this case I have been super lucky to be hooked up with the owner of Scrap This – The maker of the beautiful silver embellishments on this spread.

Oh look there is another one of Angus’ creations. Just kidding, I knew it was there, I was the one who put it there. This bit is a little special to me. “Hello Love” is the exact emotion I feel when I see the photo next to Shanna’s heart card (freebie can be found here). My ever so charming husband gets up later than I do. I often get up around 6, but I spend the next 3 hours reading, creating, catching up on house work, etc. He gets up at around 9 and always makes us both breakfast. I love this ritual so much. It’s just one of those simple moments in life when your heart swells with appreciation, you know?

Big fan of my split washi idea too. The aqua washi and the neon pink are genuine MT tape. I’d love to hook you up, but I bought them from an etsy dealer in Japan years ago. The dealer has since closed their store. Probably a good thing since I now own more than 200, but if you know of someone feel free to leave a link below. The yellow strip washi on my journaling card is from freckled fawn.

I did mention all my papers this week are Tina’s didn’t I? I’m sure I did. This neon ampersand was from her beautiful Christmas Set (Sadly long sold out). The pic next to it is of a new recipe we have been bingeing on this week – Ice cream Sunday with Butterscotch Sauce and Candied Almonds. You can bet your bottom dollar I wrote the cookbook and page number on the back just incase I ever forget how much we love it.

Hard to believe that the Sunday was not my favorite part of the week. It is without a doubt the fact that Autumn has finally arrived in my little corner of the world. I don’t sleep well when it’s hot and then all of a sudden this week I have needed a jumper after 10pm! That fact alone is totally worth celebrating. This card is a photo I took while watering the garden one night. I overlaid Kelly Purkey Alphas, it’s got a lot of comments on Instagram and Facebook. I was thinking about turning it in to a digital freebie – what do you think?

Well that just about wraps it up for this week. Any questions leave them below and I will do my best to answer them and always just click on any of the images to get a better look.

Aimee xx

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February 27, 2014

Project Life Week 9 2014

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Gosh, it feels good to have my creative groove back – even if it is in pink.

I never set out to do pink spreads. It’s just not my colour, but at the end of the week when all the photos had been collected, pink was the colour I had in spades.

Despite my seriously blinged out week number, you will notice I am still trying to keep things pretty simple.

I intentionally choose to use gold and green as my accent colours because here in Australia we are in the last hurrah of summer. I really wanted the layout to have a bright sunny feel before the weather begins to chill and my photos take on a different theme.

Journaling was kept simple again this week, but rather than digitally journal on to photos I decided to try out my typewriter on vellum. They aren’t glued down so they are pretty easy to lift up in you want a better look at the photo, but this does mean the strips move around a little. I like the soft effect that it creates.

I am going to be really sad when I run out of these numbers. I am having a hell of a lot of fun experimenting with them, but unfortunately Freckled Fawn does not sell them separately. They were part of their December Oh Deer Me kit. You can read more about my gold leaf experience here.

Speaking of gold, I am super in love with these gold accents being made here in Australia by Scrap This! These triangles are just the beginning of a fantastic range that is just about to hit Agnus’s shop and I am not afraid to admit – I’ve preorder a set of all the gold and silver ranges.

Kellie also has brand new stamp sets arriving in store today. These cute little vines are part of the cozy set, which in my opinion really make these cards. The alpha is from Elle’s Studio, the paper is Basic Grey and the bad stitching is all me.

I am finally getting a hang of stamping on photos and the double stamp. I would also like to thank Kellie personally for including this stamp in the cozy set because frankly I really kicked myself for not buying the kit from Studio Calico months ago, which sported a similar stamp, but you know how it goes – it’s a little hard to justify a kit price when all you want is just one stamp.

ARRHHH Me! This really should not have been included, but if you knew how rare it was for me to do housework, you would understand why it was worth documenting. Also note the amazing gold spot washi and Kellie’s cozy stamp.

My Project Life had two cool features this week. The first being the embellishment of this photo. This photo is of my husband holding the hail from the storm on Tuesday but no matter how hard I tried I could not manage to digitally edit it so that the hail standout without the photo looking fake. It was just a sheer coincidence that I happen to be playing around with the camera chipboard from the Jelly Bean Add On. It occurred to me that I could “frame” the hail. My husband is not a huge fan of the pink camera, but I love it.

The other is something a little bit special. You may remember late last week I shared this freebie. Well, because it was my first freebie I included a picture of all four cards in my album, but I still wanted to use the card for its original purpose, which was to talk about our chicken. So I had this brilliant idea to turn it into a tag. The gold vellum hexagons arrived from Studio Calico the exact same day I started this spread, it just seem so perfect for a chicken story that I decided to make a stitched vellum pocket. I am really happy with how it all turned out.

I really hope you have enjoyed this peak in to my Project Life album. Please if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

Aimee xx

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January 1, 2014

Kellie Stamps Blog Hop!

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Happy New Year! Welcome to another exciting year here on Betwixt and Between. Boy are we kicking it off with a bang. I am a little intimated knowing that most of you have come from the incomparable Natalie’s blog. Nat is one hard act to follow, but I’ll do my best. My one little word this year is ‘push’ and a big part of that is pushing myself to try new things. So today I’m showing you a scrapbook page – a concept that is very foreign to this Project Lifer.
20140101-104453.jpg I am very excited to play one of Kellie’s exquisite new wood mounted stamps. Love my job, love my job, love my job! I also used my favourite food shot mini set.
20140101-110113.jpg Here is a closer look at some of the details: 20140101-110621.jpg20140101-110639.jpg20140101-110652.jpg I have to admit I’m a surprised at how well it turned out considering it is made up of scraps and my sewing machine has a mind of its own. The off white paper are actually book pages. I used the glitz roller stamp on book pages to make the typed flags. Here’s  to trying new things! (more…)

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