Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Graphic 45 Blog Featuring Live Laugh Love Layout

Hello Everyone
Graphic 45 have just done a blog post to kick off National Craft month featuring 10 great tips.
 Make sure you go have a peek to get a few new ideas. This is their blog http://g45papers.typepad.com/
As one of their tips they have featured my Live Laugh Love layout to encourage layering and mixing their paper ranges. Such an honour!
I have used this page for a photo of my four beautiful daughters, taken at my youngest daughters wedding but it will suit any photo or event where laughter and love happens.
I used papers from three different collections, along with lots of amazing chipboard from Imaginarium Designs.
I have even made kits for this beautiful layout and they can be purchased from the website of Seriously Scrapbooking http://www.seriouslyscrapbooking.net.au/.
Thanks so much for looking.

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Dream is a wish your Heart Makes

Hello Everyone
Graphic 45 have one of my layouts on their blog today.
My daughter Kate got married last year and out of all the wedding photo's taken, this is my favourite.
So I wanted a very special layout for this beautiful photo.
I decided to limit my colours to only two-black and cream. The layout worked out so well, that I taught it at Seriously Scrapbooking and they will be selling it in a kit for me on their website.
I would like to share with you, just how the layout  all came together.
If you follow my blog or just like my work, you will know that I like to mix my Graphic 45 Collections and this layout is a perfect example of this.
For the foundation of my page, I used a print from the "Couture" collection, called Style. The background is black with cream dress pattern outlines on it. I added a cream mat to my second Graphic 45 print from "Raining Cats & Dogs" called Pitter-Patter. It has a black background and really lovely umbrellas and rain splashes in cream. Then I added some black mats along with some cream mats to break it up. The next layer of paper is from Raining Cats & Dogs, called Playful Pals. It is a black background with cream spots.
The last two papers are favourite of mine. The print I used for the photo mat is from "Couture" and is called Style, I used it as my foundation, but for the photo mat I turned it over and used the other side. Be careful when you use it as it plays havoc with your eyes!
For the title background print I used one from "Halloween in Wonderland" called Jabberwocky.
Imaginarium Designs had the perfect title for my layout
A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes and it really fits the photo of Kate and Johnny.
I had found a lovely large key at Seriously Scrapbooking and layered it on top of a few paper flowers from Green Tara. Some ribbons and photo corners were all I needed to add to finish my page.
Well it is getting late here in Australia and I am teaching Graphic 45 cards tomorrow, if I get time later in the afternoon I may add some more to my post. If not then please enjoy.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Couture Book is here! and the Craft Cruise is now available.

Hello everyone.
 I have a lot to tell you all so lets start with the Couture book. As some of you may have seen it was published in the new year issue of Scrapbooking Memories.

I made my Couture book last year after discovering the witty quotes of Mae West, which many of my ladies along with my self can relate to. If I may say so myself it is quite a book. I taught it as a class last year and many women who have seen it since have been asking to make it so I am finally putting kits together for anyone who can't do a class with me. I have always loved Graphic 45 papers as you all know! The papers really lend themselves to projects like this and the Couture range is one of the best with so many beautiful images for me to use and such attractive colours.

My couture book consists of  a lovely chipboard laden cover, two pop down pages on the inside of the front and back covers, two single pages and four beautiful double pages. The Couture collection showcases style and fashion which lends itself to feminine pages with an overall classy feeling. No book would be complete with out flaps and pockets so there are plenty providing lots of photo space with a selection of witty Mae West quotes to finish off the project.

The instructions are almost complete and kits should be ready soon. Seriously Scrapbooking has the book kits available for pre-order on their website Seriously Scrapbooking (this link will take you directly to the book) with an expected shipping date of early February.  For the Main Seriously Scrapbooking webpage click here.

The Graphic 45 Christmas book in my last post is going well with many happy ladies who are enjoying the project, there are still kits available for those who are still thinking about making it.

Next up is the "By The Sea Book & Box" part one of which was also published in the new year issue of Scrapbooking Memories. Part two will be published in their next issue and hopefully kits will be available then.

Now for the really big news that lots of you have been asking me about.

2016 South Pacific Craft Cruise
The cruise I have been talking about for so long has finally opened for bookings. A company called Celebrity Cruises has decided to provide a variety of  craft activities aboard alongside the many other attractions. For those of you who are not aware, I am privileged to be one of the teachers aboard the Celebrity Solstice (pictured above) for their 8 night South Pacific Cruise in April 2016.

I am including a handful of photos of the ship in this post all of which I borrowed from the  Celebrity Cruises website. This ship seems to have everything and there are plenty more photos on their website to "ooh and ahh" over so take a look.

 Please be aware that to participate in the craft activities you need to book through the Needlework Cruises Website as they are the company arranging my classes. They have a detailed website showing all the information about the crafts being taught on board which can be viewed by clicking this link. Follow the link and choose the 2016 Patchwork, Quilting and Paper Crafts Cruise (not the 2016 Embroidery and Craft Cruise). Unfortunately my projects are a little hard to see in the close up photos they have provided so I have included photos here as well.
 I will be teaching several projects. The first is a pocket style album with a beautiful box to store it in. It is holiday/travel themed so you can make the project on the cruise then quickly and easily slip in all your cruise photos at home when they are printed. Fortunately with Imaginarium Designs at my disposal I am able to create some wonderful things, the box for this project for instance. I have made this box many times for many of my books and it just adds the finishing touch.

My second and third projects are layouts to a tropical holiday theme well suited to a South Pacific Cruise. They are made using a similar concept and papers but one has a slightly feminine twist and the other would better suit a male photograph. Here is a sneak peak:

My fourth and fifth projects again are similar. I have for a few years now been selling patchwork pieces kits online and the concept was so popular I have created two sets for the cruise.
One is in shabby tones of white and pink (the set shown right is not the exact set to be made, the set on board will be similar) and the other is a travel themed set. Patchwork pieces as they are called are a set of mini squares each with charms, flowers, chipboard and other pieces which when put together in a frame, (included on the cruise) with photos scattered between, looks extremely effective.
 So I hope to hear that some of you have booked in, I know a few of you have just been itching to join me, and now you can. I look forwards to seeing some of you on board. Please let me know if you will be joining me in 2016. So excited to be asked and a special thanks to Needlework Cruises for inviting me to be one of their tutors.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

It is finally here - My 12 Days of Christmas pop up Book

Hello Everyone.
I have finally finished the instructions for my 12 Days of Christmas Book. This was a book I made last year for Christmas.
 As soon as I saw Graphic 45's 12 days of Christmas collection, I knew I wanted to make a pop out book. For a pop out book you need lots of images you can cut out and make pop. This collection has 6 pages full of beautiful images. My scissors worked overtime, cutting and snipping out all the beautiful pieces. It took me about 6 hours to design and make the book. I don't plan my books, but rather just start cutting and creating. I did about 4 workshops - teaching this very special book.
Once it was shown on Graphic 45's blog I started receiving emails from people wanting to know how I made it. So about 3 months ago I decided to write instructions for it.   It has taken weeks and weeks to get all the photo's and the step by step instructions done. I have had to make two books. One for all the photo's and the second one checking the instructions. I still love this book and it is my best book to date. The pop up's work so well - thanks to Graphic 45's amazing papers. I was hoping to get it done in time for anyone wanting to make it in time for Christmas, but it just took too long to do.
Seriously Scrapbooking is selling this kit for me at their online store.
Just click on Jane Tregenza's Kits and you will see it there. They only have about 50 kits for sale.
The instructions for this project is 20 pages long, it's nearly a book on making the book! So the instructions are on a CD, this means you can see it on a computer and enlarge each page to see the step by steps better. Please let Seriously Scrapbooking know if you want a printed copy rather than a cd.

 There are 6 pop up pages and you can look at it as a book by turning each page and pulling the flap at the bottom of each page down. Or you can stand the book up and pull it out and have it as a display piece to put out at Christmas time. I have designed it so you can place a photo on the back of the pages. I suggest that you take a photo of everyone who spends Christmas day with you for the next 7 years. This is sure to become a family treasure and something that everyone will enjoy looking at it.
So now I can start working on the next book. I have a book going on line every month for the next 4, so stay in touch to find out what they will be.
May you all have a wonderful time with family and friends over the holiday season. Special thoughts for those who will  be alone at this special time.
with hugs to you all

Friday, December 12, 2014

G45 Christmas Star Decoration

Hello Everyone.
Graphic 45 has been showcasing some wonderful Christmas gifts, tags and decorations ideas as part of their lead up to Christmas. I was asked to do a Christmas tree decoration and decided to do a Christmas star. I've used one of Graphic 45's tags as the foundation. You can use the back of the tag to add a favourite photo.

it is quite easy to make and I've created a Snap guide with the instructions so you can see how I made it.
Check out How">http://snp.gd/hbn7n4">How to Make a Graphic 45 Christmas Decoration
by Jane Tregenza on Snapguide.
I have been very busy teaching Graphic 45 classes and have sent lots of projects to Graphic 45, so I should be able to show them here soon. Also have put more layouts and my shabby patchwork on line in kits at Seriously Scrapbookings website.
I hope to get the 12 Days of Christmas Book on line there for anyone wanting to order it in a kit next week. I know it's a bit late for Christmas, but it would be a great holiday project for anyone wanting to make it.
I am off to teach a Christmas page today to a group of lovely ladies.
PS - Please leave  me a comment and I will choose one of you to receive my Christmas Star Project!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Shabby Patchwork Pieces With Graphic 45

Hello Everyone
So happy to be finally be able to share this huge project with you. It has been months in the planning and putting together and now it is ready. I have been doing patchwork pieces for years and have been often asked for one in lighter colours. So this is it - once I saw Graphic 45's Botanical Tea collection, I knew this collection was the papers to use for this special project.  I have done this piece for Kate - my youngest daughter' and themed it for her wedding. It has about 48 decorative squares and 31 photo squares. I have used Imaginarium Designs Chipboard and sprayed them white along with lots of lovely charms. I have done it as kits, so if you want to make one you can. I have it available at Seriously Scrapbooking. You can buy it as a 6 part kit or purchase the whole project in one kit. Each kit come with it's own set of instructions, flowers, chipboard, ribbons, charms and quotes. The chipboard and charms are already sprayed white for you and the papers are pre-cut, although some trimming is required.  You will need to buy a frame from Ikea and a white backing board from a picture framer to finish the project. You will also need your own adhesives and foam tape along with your own ink pads.
The first 5 kits are $30 each and the 6th one is $40, or the total kit is $185. Seriously Scrapbooking only charges $10 for postage per order (with in Australia) and post all over Australia. They can also post to the rest of the world.

To purchase kits visit Seriously Scrapbooking.
or ring their store and pay over the phone - 08 8277 1298.
I have another book nearly ready for a December release. It will be the 12 days of Christmas pop out book. So make sure you don't miss out.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Graphic 45 Blog Post

Hello Everyone.

Graphic 45 are actually showing my Botanical Tea layout today so if you were wondering why it hasn't been on their blog it's because I had the wrong week. Click here to view their blog.

I have been to Perth for a wedding and am home for a couple of weeks before heading off to Brisbane to teach at an event for Artdeco Creations. I am doing 6 classes over two days and finally finished my projects over the long weekend. Hope to share them soon, lots of cards, tags and a shadow box.
All using Graphic 45 and Imaginarium Designs chipboard - my two favourite companies.

The layout Graphic 45 are sharing today, is one of my favourites. Its a photo of my third daughter Leah taken years ago when she was about 2 1/2 years old. I used papers from Botanical Tea and the colours and designs are just perfect for this very cute photo. The thing I love about Graphic 45's papers is the fact that you can cut them and just use little elements from the papers, layer them and keep adding more until you are happy.
Well I am off to teach some Christmas Cards using Graphic 45's "Twas the Night Before Christmas".
Will share them later.
By the way - the above layout is available as a kit from Seriously Scrapbooking for anyone wanting to make one the same.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Just too much is going on at the moment!

Hello Everyone
I am needing another me! as so much is happening at the moment. I keep running out of time, so my blog is a bit neglected at the moment. I have just good intentions and am hopping the October Long Weekend gives me a chance to catch up again.
So what's happening.
I spent the day with some wonderful ladies from Alice in Paperland  in Sydney in September. Click here to see Alice's website! I think they all enjoyed themselves, as an hour into the class, they were asking when I was coming back to teach again.

I am now officially a Scrapbooking Cruise Ship Tutor. I have been chosen to teach on a South Pacific  cruise, along with some of Australia's finest Scrapbooking teachers. Once I have the go ahead I will put a link here for you to book if you would like to join me.

I am also teaching at Art Deco in October and hopefully lots of store owners and teachers will be attending. The idea is that they do my class then on teach it in their own stores. You can check with your local scrapbooking store to see if they are attending.

Graphic 45 are showing one of my layouts on their blog today. G45 Blog Its one I did using Botanical Tea and shows a photo of one of my daughters, taken years ago. I love this collection with its soft colours and beautiful images. I am planning to do a whole album with this collection, So you will be seeing more of my work using it.

I used a few of the papers in layers: "Botanical Tea", "Sweet Chamomile", "Flora" and "Herbal Infusions" and cut lots of bits and pieces out of: "Hello Friend", "Botanical Tea" and "Flora".
A chipboard window frame (IDS0081) and title (similar to IDP0093) from Imaginarium Designs all helped to create a very pretty layout to suit baby, child or wedding. Kits can be purchased here.

Well I am off to a family get together for a few days, which will be fun catching up with my husbands relations.
I am teaching my daughter how to do posts, so she can put some more tutorials of my work on here for me.
Hugs to you all

Friday, August 15, 2014

An "Erie Tale" Wedding Layout

Hello Everyone
Graphic 45 is sharing one of mine and Clare's projects today. As Ambassador I get to make a project with every new collection Graphic 45 release. I always struggle with their Halloween collections as Halloween is not something we celebrate in Australia, but it is gaining ground. We can now buy lots of bits and pieces for Halloween and lots of my friends are now getting into the spirt of this festival. As we didn’t 'do' Halloween when my kids were small, I don’t have any photo’s of them dressed up as ghosts or goblins. It is always a bit of a challenge to do projects and layouts with Graphic 45 wonderful Halloween collections. I always love their collections because of the colours and images. So for me it’s a case of using it but hiding the 'Halloween' bits. So here is my first take on a Graphic 45 'An Eerie Tale' Wedding layout.
First I started with a black cardstock to give me a nice strong border for my layout. Next I cut a sheet of 'Fanciful Fable' . It has owls on it, but you can’t really see them. I then added another black cardstock and a piece of 'Wicked Whimsey'.
From a sheet of 'Enchantment' I cut two different borders to make frames on my layout – one I adhered to the 'Fanciful Fable' and the other to 'Wicked Whimsey'. I added another piece of 'Enchantment' and did a triple matt for my photo using two black cardstocks and a piece of 'Fanciful Fable'. Near the bottom I added a border from my piece of 'Wicked Whimsey' and layered strips on top to hide the Halloween words.
To finish the page, I added a black chipboard window and shutters from Imaginarium Designs. I added flowers and metal charms to my window. I love metal embellishments, so I added four filigree corners to my layout. I also wanted to add a bit more orange so I added orange brads to the corners of my 'Wicked Whimsey'. A lovely saying, beautiful photo and a chipboard title all go to make this a classic wedding
 Now for another bit of the "Women in our Family" Book.
this is for the first page in our book.
   Page One:
You will need pieces from the following papers
Graphic 45 Print Papers
2x Timeless Memoir     1x Moment in Time    1x Lasting Impressions   1x Ageless Beauty
1x Afternoon Tea    1x Fashion Plates     1x Focal Point    1x Picture Perfect
Black cardstock. Key and Brads, flowers and leaves.
3L photo corners.
For this book you will need an Imaginarium Designs 10 inch x 10 1/2 inch chipboard book. You don’t need it at the moment. You can work on all your pages, add photos then place them into your chipboard book in the order you want rather than the order I have made them.
You will need to take the chipboard book apart and paint a small bit around each edge of your chipboard pages with black paint as each of our print pages are a little bit smaller.
 Each of our print paper pages are going to be 9 ¾ x 9 ¾ inches. Once your pages are finished and you have worked out in which order you want them to go, you can adhere them to the chipboard pages. You will have a bit of black showing all the way around.
Instructions for page one.

You need to cut your two pieces of Timeless Memories to 9 ¾ inches x 9 ¾ inches.
From your sheet of Ageless Beauty, cut the three postage stamps out from the front first.

Then turn the paper over and cut 6 strips from the back of the sheet. Each piece needs to be about an inch wide. It is important that the pattern on each piece matches. I have inked the edges of all my print papers with a little bit of Tim Holtz Vintage Distress Inks.
For the left page and right page borders:
 You need to put a small piece of tape in the middle of each border and adhere three pieces around the edge of each page. Each piece should fit onto the pages. Use the outer edge of the pages as a guide. You need three pieces of border for each page. The borders need to be at the top and bottom of the page and the left edge of your left page, the right side of your right page.  Each piece should hang off the page in the corners.

 To mitre the corners, you need to place a ruler from the inside corner of the strips across to the outer point where the borders cross over each other. With a pencil draw a line. Use a pair of scissors and cut the top strip only along the pencil line.
Trim off the excess piece of the bottom border along the edge of the top border. Put a small piece of tape under the mitred corner and adhere it to the bottom border. Repeat on the other corner. Carefully lift the whole piece off. Put tape on the three border pieces and carefully adhere them back down onto your page. Doesn’t worry if it comes apart you can put them back on one at a time.



 Cut your sheet of “Afternoon Tea” to 6 inches high and 12 inches wide. Then cut it into two pieces. One needs to be 5 ½ x 6 inches and the other needs to be 4 ½ x 6 inches. Cut your piece of lace border to match.
You need to adhere the 5 ½ piece onto your left page about ½ down from the bottom of your top border. It needs to be right on the right edge of your page. Butt your piece of lace border under it.
Cut a piece of black cardstock to 3 5/8 inches x 7 ¼ inches. Cut a piece of “Focal Point” print paper to 3 4/8 x 7 1/8 inches and adhere it to the black cardstock. Add it to your page with 4 photo corners. It needs to go over your spot piece and fit inside your borders. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4x 6 inches. Add a photo and adhere it to your page.
Right page:
Adhere your piece of 4 ½ inch wide piece of  “Afternoon Tea” to the left edge of your right page. It needs to line up with the piece on the left page. Add one photo corner to the top right corner only. Butt your second piece of black and cream lace border to your right page.
 You now need to make your pocket. Once it is finished you can adhere it to your right page.

The Pocket:
I used a 7 gypsy’s pocket. Cut a piece of “Moment in Time” 4 7/8 inches wide x   5 7/8 inches high. Trim the top of your print paper piece to match the pocket. Don’t adhere it to your pocket until you have finished decorating the front. Cut a piece from your “Lasting Impressions” you need a strip of the left over bits of your “Timeless Memoir”, it needs to be 7 inches long and about an inch wide. Adhere it across the front of your pocket and leave the ends hanging off.
Choose one of the squares from your sheet of “Fashion Plate” and mat it onto a piece of your black cardstock and add it to your “Moment in Time” piece. Use a large key. I snapped mine in half to make it longer.
Make a hole each side of the two key pieces. Use a fine ribbon to tie the two pieces of your key onto your “Moment in Time” piece each side of your key shaft. You need to leave a gap in the middle, large enough to fit your flower in. You will need to take your flower apart and remove the stamens.
 Use a pearl brad to adhere your flower to your “Moment in Time” print. Ink an Imaginarium  Designs chipboard clock black. Add it to your “Moment in Time” piece on top of your “Timeless Memoir” border strip and to the left of the bottom of your key. Add two small forget-me-not flowers with gold brads. Add two leaves over your clock. Now you have the front finished. Adhere it to your pocket. Wrap the two pink ends of your borders around to the back of your pocket.
 Adhere the finished pocket to your page. It needs to go in the bottom right corner of page about a ¼ inch in from the right side and ¼ inch up from the bottom.

From your sheet of “Fashion Plate” cut out the largest lady image with a little bit of cream around the edges. Add your large lady image to your right page with foam tape. Glue the hand and feet down onto your pocket.

 Tag 1
Cut a black cardstock piece to 4 ½ x 6 inches. Trim the corners off. Cut a piece of picture perfect 4 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches. Trim the corners to match your cardstock tag and adhere the two pieces together. Cut a piece of Focal Point print paper to 3 ¼ x 4 ¼ inches and adhere it to your tag in the middle and add three photo corners. Add the three stamps from “Ageless Beauty”. Punch out two circles from some of your scraps. Adhere one to the top of your tag front and back. Punch a hole in the middle and tie some ribbons.

Tag 2
Cut a black cardstock piece to 4 ½ x 6 inches. Trim the corners off. Cut a piece of “Focal Point” 4 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches. Trim the corners to match your cardstock tag and adhere the two pieces together.
Cut a piece of Moment in Time I used one of the sixxiz dies to cut a shape. Add it to the middle of your tag. Punch out two circles from some of your scraps. Adhere one to the top of your tag front and back. Punch a hole in the middle and tie some ribbons.
The pocket can be used to add more photos to your page, along with your journaling. I have designed the page with space along side the photo of the left page for more information and a title/name.
To purchase more of my kits visit Seriously Scrapbooking – on line store
If you need help completing your kit, please email me,
Or ring me at Seriously Scrapbooking 08 82771298
Ok, well that's me for this week, I have some cards to share, but am flat out getting ready for our All Day Scrap next week. I have 86 Ladies joining me at Seriously Scrapbooking for a fun filled day.
thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Teaching In Sydney

Hello Everyone
Very excited to be teaching in Sydney for the 1st time - at the end of August. Alice in Paperland has invited me to teach at their Sydney Store.

I have two workshops planned. The first one is a layout. This is a favourite of mine, using lots of chipboard from Imaginarium Designs and metal bits and pieces. You will learn how to make a frame using paper, and create metal loaded balloon embellishments. A really fun work shop, you will even being using embossing powders and spray mists to create your own amazing page.

For my other class, I will be sharing some tricks on making pop up cards. We will be making two cards using papers from Graphic 45's "By the Sea" collection.
It is going to be a fun filled day, full on but fun. So make sure you  book in early as spots are limited. You can ring their Sydney Store on 02 96381523 to find out more or  book in.
If you are attending, you need to have a good night sleep and your weekbix for brekkie.
I love teaching and sharing my passion for Graphic 45 with everyone. I can't wait to see you all.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Graphic 45 and 3L Adhesive Blog Hop

Hello Everyone
Time to get in touch again, so much has been happening and all very very exciting, but I can't share it all with you just yet. But I do have some news I can share.

First up - Graphic 45 and 3L Scrapbook Adhesive are having a blog hop. I was on Graphic 45 and 3L Scrapbooking Adhesives designs team at the same time and I remember the blog hop being great fun.  There is also giveaways on Graphic 45's blog and 3L's blog as well. I have add the links for you so you can check it out. To enter just visit the blogs and follow the instructions. Graphic 45 and  3L have all the links you need to their design team members taking part each day. Remember everyday there will be another group of designers who are sharing their projects.
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Graphic 45's Blog
Both Graphic and Scrapbook Adhesives are world leaders in scrapbooking and have amazing designs team who dream up the most inspiring projects and share them with you.

Next up: Another couple of my favourite companies have teamed up.
Imaginarium Designs and Couture Creations are also doing a Blog Hop with giveaways.

You need to check this blog hop out as well, Imaginarium Designs is the chipboard company of my choice and I love all the designs and the quality of the chipboard. Couture Creations is another Aussie company who make lots of amazing products. I have the links for you here.
Imaginarium Designs
If you have not checked out Imaginarium Designs blog then please do, they have an amazing design team from all over the world and their design teams work is mind blowing.
Couture Creations
Remember you will need to check out each day to see what is happening and increase your chances of winning.
So make a cup of tea or coffee and take the time to visit, leave comments and go into the draw to win some wonderful prizes.

Now for something else.
I am going to share one of my favourite projects here on my blog over the next few weeks.
This was a project I did for Australian Scrapbook Ideas last year. I sold kits for it at
Seriously Scrapbooking and it was a huge hit, with everyone who made it loving it so much. I can't get all the papers anymore and we have run out of kits, so I am going to share it here and you can make it using some of Graphic 45's newer paper collections.
So starting today, I am going to share the instructions for making the cover. I used a Imaginarium Designs chipboard book. All the chipboard used in this project is from Imaginarium Designs, who also created a box for me to decorate and keep my book safe.

  So a  bit about the book.
 This book is for the women in my family. I am starting with my Great Great Grandmothers, then my Great Grandmothers, Grandmothers, Mother and myself. I am also doing pages for my girls. This is  going  to be the pefect keepsake book, full of memories and photos along with ephemera. The book is full of pockets and flaps with lots of lovely layouts. You can adapt the pages and easily turn them into 12 x12 inch layouts. 
Materials used
Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Collection:
Ladies Diary, Garden Stroll, Delicate Detail, Picture Perfect, Moment in Time.
Black Cardstock
Miss Rose and Sister Violet Flowers
Vandoros Ribobns.
Versa colour inks in Cinnamon and Laurel leaf
Tim Holtz Distress inks in Vintage photo and Peeled Paint.
Adhesives and a hot glue gun.
Imaginarium Designs: IDS006 Chipboard Shapes-Clock face  3 inch, IDFL0009 flourishes-Kerri flourish,IDT0011 Tinies –Brackets on oval frame short, IDFL0002 Flourish Oval, Imaginarium Designs -Frame and assorted words.
I will be using Graphic 45 papers from “A Ladies Diary” and chipboard from Imaginarium Designs.
For your cover of your chipboard book, I have designed it so you can make the whole cover then add it to the front of your chipboard book once you have finished. You don’t need your chipboard book just yet. You can make all the pages, add photos and place the pages into your chipboard book in the order you want them rather than the order I have made them.
You need to cut all your papers and ink around the edges. I have used Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Photo to ink all my edges.
You need to cut your sheet of “Delicate Details” to 9 ¾ inches x 9 ¾ inches. Ink around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Vintage photo ink.  You are to use the spot side. From your sheet of “Garden Stroll cut a square 8 ½ inches x 8 ½ inches. Put adhesive all over the back of this square and adhere it to the middle of your 9 ¾ inch x 9 ¾ inch square.
Paint or spray your frame black and glue it over the top of your “Garden stroll” square. You need to be able to tuck some lace under your frame about an inch up from the bottom of the inside of your frame. So don’t put any glue on the back of that part of your frame.  Make sure you get it on straight. The frame is about the same size as your square of Delicate Details print paper, so there is not much room for error.
 Cut a rectangle of “Moment in Time”  4 inches x 6 ½ inches and adhere it to your “Garden Stroll” It needs to go on about 1 inch down from the top of the inside of your frame and about ½ inch in from the inside left edge of your frame. Add a photo corner to the top left corner of your print paper.
Cut a piece of black cardstock to 3 ½ x 7 ¼ inches. Cut a piece of “Picture Perfect” print paper to 3 ¼ inches x 7 inches and adhere it to the black cardstock. Add it to your “Garden Stroll”. It needs to go over the top of the right edge of your “Moment in Time” piece. It should fit inside your frame with the same amount of print showing all the way around.
From your sheet of a “Ladies Diary” print paper. Cut out the large lady image. Leave a little bit of cream showing all the way around.  Cut out the image of the rose which is in the square. Adhere it to your “Picture Perfect” rectangle. You can place it on a slight angle if you wish.
 Place some tape across the middle of your cover. You will be putting your lace on top of it. It needs to be about an inch up from the bottom inside of your fame. Tuck the ends under your fame and add some more glue. Using foam tape/squares, adhere your large lady image to your cover.

Now it is time to ink your chipboard pieces. Ink your 3 inch clock pink. I used a versa cube Cinnamon. For the Kerri flourish, you will need to ink it with peeled paint distress ink. Add some more ink in a lighter shade around the edges. I used a versa cube in Laurel leaf.  Add a bit of glitter to the flourish. Use the wires from each flower and twist them together to form a posy. Tie some tulle in a bow to the wire stems. Trim the ends back. Tie a bow in some ribbon and use a glue gun to adhere it to the tulle bow.  Glue your clock down in the corner of your frame. Glue the Kerri flourish on top of your clock.  Use a glue gun and adhere the flower posy to your cover.

Ink your chipboard flourish oval with a versa cube in Laurel leaf. Add some glitter to the flourish.
Spray/paint the words “women” and “family” in black
Ink your chipboard words, “The”, “in” and “Out” in Tim Holtz Distress vintage photo ink pad. Ink your oval frame in Vintage photo. Glue your inked chipboard oval flourish down to your cover.  Glue the small oval frame on top of the flourish.  Add your chipboard words “The women in our Family”
Thanks so much.
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