Thursday 31 October 2013

Colour pop happiness

Ohhhhhh the excitement is building for Make Stuff Pretty Down Under.... is there anyone else out there excited? because my family is starting to think I am losing the plot and they look at me like I have 2 heads or something. So that means I have to share this out in Cyber space and hopefully inspire you to play with some Heidi Swapp goodies.

"Sparkle always"
Heidi Swapp Colour pop pp & tag, arrow, serendipity insta frame, Buzz word,
Prima Flowers, Kaisercraft rhinestons, washi tape 

Monday 28 October 2013

Scrap the Boys fun.....

Oh my!!! something different this month I finally played along with Scrap the Boys.....

And its a colour combination that I would never normally go for Blue + Green, and I am so glad that I did. I have had this photo in the stash for a couple of years now just waiting for the perfect colours.....

"Adventure Time "
Bo Bunny Zip- a - doddle pp, stickers and tags

Friday 25 October 2013

Inspired Blueprints Sketch #107 Reveal

Good Morning... its another Friday and that means another share for Inspired Blueprints. An interesting fact since being on there design team, I have created 29 layouts this year just following the once a week sketch....

That's beyond great however I have been procrastinating and definitely putting off putting the layouts into the photo albums and this is not the only one. So how do you all get past that road block? I surely cant be the only one that puts this off?
And my interpretation.... ohhh just thought of something I do recall saying that I would stick to the sketch one day..... nearly getting there?

''Becoming more beautiful everyday"
Echo Park Beautiful life pp and twine


Saturday 19 October 2013

Time issues.....

I seem to sometimes have troubles with time management.... I always intend to enter may challenges each month then by the end of the month I haven't done near as much as I wanted... so do you have any tips? do you burn the midnight oil? do you do them all that the start of the month ? or do you leave them till the end? or is the key less challenges?

This layout was one of the many that I wanted to get done but only manage 2 instead of the 5.... it was for Scrapbook Savvy's last cyber crop.... Sketch Challenge....

Fancy Pants pp, Here and now stickers,
MME phrase stickers, Basic Grey wood veneers
UMWOW large flair. 

Friday 18 October 2013

Inspired Blueprints #106 Sketch Reveal

Agghhh can you believe its half way through October and I am sure I would be happier if I knew where aren't really that far off Christmas.... not that I don't love Christmas its just that I am not that organised this year for the event , must make it a propriety and start the laybys now so I don't get stuck.... But I am sure there's plenty of you more organised than me? right?

But enough of the Christmas talk, its Friday and that means another reveal for Inspired Blueprints, sketch #106. How did you like the new team? I am sure they will get your creative juices flowing....

As you can see I have flipped the sketch and shrunk the photos one day I promise you I will leave the sketch as is but I do love a challenge and love to change it up a bit.

Dylusions  mist, Prima Flowers, Washi tape
thread, Heidi Swapp buzz word.

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Its a once of year thing..... with Sawyers Place

Its just a once a year thing..... once in a blue moon you will see me scrap a photo of myself alone.... I am trying to be better even to the point where I am training the other half how to use my DSLR so I can have more photos of me, but I am sure I am not the only one that has this problem?

But that being said today  with this layout I bring you a new way to scrap in a hurry, its Sawyers Place Sticky paper, I love that you just peel the back off, stick and your half way there. It can be inked and painted on with a little help for some Gesso.

Sawyers Place; Sticky paper, Blue washi and teal and Peacock Flairs,
Prima Flowers, Maya Road Bingo chip,  Glimmer and Grunge flower Doily ,
Crafters workshop template and Die. and Dylusion mists.

Monday 14 October 2013

Blind scrapping?

Last week Scrapbook Savvy hosted a blind crop.... what's a blind crop you ask?
You have a list of instructions on how to create a layout but you don't know what it should look like till after the entry date has closed. I love this because everyone's entry always looks totally different.... and its the one time I actually bring out a ruler to complete a layout.
And here's the result..... do you have any other challenges out there that you know of that are a little bit different?

"take note "

Echo Park pp, UMWOW chipboard title, Basic grey sticker,
MME Enamel dots 

Saturday 12 October 2013

Beyond excited.... or is that just me?

So the count down begins for #makestuffprettydownunder I must say I am beyond excited, this is something that I have never done before.... my first class but what a great first class to take with Heidi Swapp and Kim Jeffress.

To get in a Heidi frame of mind I decided to have a play with some Colour shine and Colour Magic of one of the challenges over at Scrapbook Savvy's Octobers Cyber crop, this challenge was Teal + Black + Pink....

So who else is going to the Make Stuff Pretty Down Under? and are you as excited about it as me?

Heidi Swapp Colourshine, colour magic pp and tag,
Washi tape, Prima Flowers, Basic Grey mini Alphas

Wednesday 9 October 2013

Sawyers Place feeling the brights

You don't often see me do bright, bright layouts unless pattern paper has them in it, but I have been playing with my Dylusion mists lately .... I decided there was no point hoarding them if I use them I use them I can always get more, I have been that way a bit with my templates also, the reason I brought them in the first place was to save money on pattern papers cause you can re use over and over...

So biting the bullet I have been playing, some good enough to actually use as a layout base. This is one of those success stories.... so what's the one thing that you have been avoiding?

''My Heart and Soul"
Dylusion mists, Prima template,
Sawyers Place Matte Black and Ophelia Black script washi,
MME Chalk Board washi, A Piece of Cake Flair,
UMWOW Flair, Prima Leaves and enamel dots, Hambley Screen Transparency.


Monday 7 October 2013

Frosted Designs Blog Hop

Welcome to Frosted Designs blog hop.... starting the week of October 7th we are show casing some of the Design teams work and sharing with you so of the products that inspire us all.

*Things that you need to remember each of us will have a word don't forget to follow the list in order and take note of the word. 

Rikki Graziani - You are Here

This is using Frosted Designs ''Sea Breeze" Scrapbooking Kit

My favourite things are:
And of course a you need perfect.....


Now that you have the word follow the next one on the list.... thankyou for blog hopping this week and I hope you will become a follower of my blog :)If I get a few followers I will do a Random RAK giveaway


Sunday 6 October 2013

Sawyers Place

Its been awhile since I have shared anything from Sawyer's Place, I have been busy making Sawyers Place flair buttons.... and of course some layouts.

My favourite go to washi tape is the Grey Airmail, its so versatile it goes with everything boy/girl you can make it darker by laying other colours under it, I love it so much that I am on my second roll already....

''Wonder and Awe''
Sawyers Place Grey airmail, Soft grey Autumn Falls Collection Washi Tape,
and Everyday Flair. Mr Hueys mists,
Studio Calico veneers, Wow Speech bubble Veneer,
Heidi Swapp Star and Ghost Letters, Resin Flower,
AC paper clip.

Friday 4 October 2013

Inspired Blueprints #105 sketch reveal and new Design team

Its FRIDAY, FRIDAY, FRIDAY!!!  and it also marks the middle of the school holidays over here in the West. But the most important thing that happens today is the reveal  of the new Inspired Blueprints Design team well the emails have been sent so over the next week pop over to the blog to see the awesome creations from the new team.

Sawyers Place washi tapes; Ophelia and limited edition,
Prima Flowers, Kaisercraft resin and template, Glitz large rhinestone,
Heidi Swapp Buzzword, Dylusions mists, 


Thursday 3 October 2013

Fussy Cutting......

Hi Rikki here, so how do you like the first Frosted Designs Scrapbooking kit? "Sea Breeze"....
I am a little bit proud of it and did feel the pressure of creating a layout that showed of the kit, that being said today I would love to share with you one of many layouts that I no doubt will be doing with this kit.

By now you know on of  my favourite thing to do is fussy cutting, and the kit has the perfect piece in there for that...... One other thing I did discover is in the embellishment pack from Studio Calico they are like stickers all you have to do is peel off the backing and away you go.

 The glassine bags make a great holder for a tag to fancy it up a bit you can use
 one of your boarder punches.


Don't forget that these kits are limited, limited and once they are gone they are gone. So why don't you pop over to Frosted Design store today and grab on, before you miss out.....