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Sunday, June 29

A new Heartfelt Creations project.

This week I have made up a cute little mini painters tray that I picked up at the Brisbane craft expo a few weeks back. I have incorporated the sweet little birdcage stamp from the Arianna Blooms collection along with some Arianna Blooms flowers. I especially love the little flourish die from the Arianna Lace die set. It makes a perfect embellishment for flower clusters,.

Make sure you go over to the blog and watch Emma Lou's latest video for some amazing flower making inspiration. 

Sunday, June 22

Creative Cards | Alicia Barry

Today I have a few cards to show you using the Bella! Fundamentals decoupage packs. I have to admit that I was a little stumped by these when I first saw them. While I thought the designs were cute, I didn't think they necessarily fir my style, so it taken me a little while to use them, but now that I have I am really liking them. I think part of the reason, is that I like to make things myself from scratch, but I have been so busy with projects, that I have actually been really glad to be able to out together some cute cards, without having to spend ages fussy cutting first, and then adding stickles once finished. I hope you like them too. 

I have used Fusion papers for my base, and created a couple of basic fancy fold cards.  I have also used some labels created from preferred partner Spellbinders. 

This fold is really easy, it is just a regular 4x6 in card, with the front folded back on itself, then the label overlaps to the back.

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Wednesday, June 18

Heartfelt Wednesday with Arianna Blooms

I've had a massive week of deadlines, and somehow the week has snuck by without me sharing my work, so today I have a double up to share showcasing the new release Arianna Blooms. This is a super pretty collection with gorgeous delicate dies.

Make sure you check out Emma Lou's video posted last week on the Heartfelt Creations blog. It has some great tips and techniques on flower shaping.

I've used the snowflake die to create a pretty border on this one.

As always, be sure to check the blog for more amazing projects.

Saturday, June 7

And another week gone!

The weeks seem to be going by faster and faster. Here's a project I had on the Heartfelt Creations blog this week.

How sweet is the little ark stamp... and I really like the flower dies that come with this collection. They have such great detail.

The whole design team have done a wonderful job again this week. Make sure you take a good look at all their amazing projects. 

Monday, June 2

June Ruby Rock-It Blog Hop

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Hello Ruby Rock-it Fans!  Welcome to our June blog hop - we are featuring our beautiful Bella! Year In Review and our awesome Fundamentals Cards!   Here's the order of the hop, and please start here on our NEW SITE & blog: - See more at: 

You are here>>>>>Alicia Barry

Here's a look at our fabulous prize...it's our gorgeous Bella! Year In Review collection!

Year in review Sneak Peek

Here's a little something I have been working on. It's kind of a cross between a card and an ornament. It folds flat, and has plenty of room on the back for a greeting. It has been made with the Year in Review collection that you could win in this very blog hop. 

To make this, I began with a square imprint card. I turned it upside down, folded it forward and created some mountain folds before adhering a Spellbinders frame to the front. The frame is lined in a piece of plastic recycled from some Bella! 3D stickers. You can see the imprinted pattern through the window of the card. 

  To be eligible for this beauty...please leave a comment starting on our blog, and then leave a comment on each of our designer's blogs!  

 Comments will close on June 6th at 11:59pm PST, and we will announce our winner the following week!   

Thank you for hopping along with us!   Your next stop along the way is Jenifer Cowles

In case you haven't heard, our beautiful NEW home can be found right HERE! 

Wednesday, May 28

Special Occasions with Ruby Rock-It

If you haven't checked out the Ruby Rock-It/ Some Odd Girl Stamps combined blog hop yet, make sure you head to this post:
Blog hop post

You have until Saturday night to enter. Meanwhile I have some other new work up on the Ruby Rock-It blog to share...

This month for my Ruby Rock-It assignment I have been asked to work on our "Special Occasion" theme. This is where we get to focus on a particular even going on around us, and show a way to showcase that in our crafting. Obvious, this month being Mother's Day both here in Australia as well as in the States, this was the perfect event to commemorate.

I hardly ever seem to end up in the camera shot with all of my kids, so being Mother's Day I requested we take some shots especially. Can you believe that this was only the second or third shot we took. I am so lucky to have very photogenic children. I really love this precious photo..so much in fact that you may notice I used it on a Memory Maze layout as well. I couldn't resist.

So, I found this small plastic gumball machine at the local thrift store. I had been wanting to make one of these for ages, so it was a great find. I'm so happy with the way this turned out. I'm thinking I may take it to work to sit on my desk.

I have used used the apricot colours from the Oriental Chic range, along with the blue flowers that match, along with some additional birds from one of the Fundamentals decoupage papers.

From the side

A close up of the flower embellishments with a 3D bird sticker.

The photo and inside of the ball.

 From the other side

Ruby Rock It materials
Oriental Chic paper collection
Oriental Chic 3D stickers
Oriental Chic florals
Fundamentals decoupage Pack
Arcadia Trim

Spellbinders S4-379 Decorative lables one, S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
Fiskars Good Times Quotes Stamps

Monday, May 26

Some Odd Girl and Ruby Rock-It Blog hop

WELCOME, friends! We're SO excited you've joined us for a fun and fabulous BLOG HOP featuring Ruby Rock-it and our friends, Some Odd Girl!
Our designers have all gathered together to bring you a fun event that incorporates both Ruby Rock-it and Some Odd Girl products into our creations, and we are READY TO ROCK-IT! Can you handle the excitement? :)
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Let's do it!
You can hop NOW through Saturday, May 31st at midnight Eastern, and there are PRIZES to be won! Oh yes, there are prizes... Two lucky winners will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Some Odd Girl store, as well as this fabulous kit, the "Bella! Year in Review" collection from Ruby Rock-it:
Year in review Sneak Peek
All along the hop, you'll see inspiration from the Odd Girls and the Ruby Rock-it Creative Team, and all you have to do to be eligible to win one of the two prizes is leave a comment at each stop along the hop.
You should have arrived from Suzanne's blog, but if not, you can CLICK HERE to get started at the beginning! You'll wrap up at the Ruby Rock-it blog, but you have many stops in between!

Here's a little card I made combining the best of both Some Odd Girl Stamps and Ruby Rock-It with some Fairy Magic and some Heritage papers.

The Ruby Rock-it Creative Team had a lot of fun working with Some Odd Girl stamps for our creations! Leave your comment below, and from here, you're going to head on over and visit Stephanie! In case you're bouncing around at your own leisure, here's the full hop list...
WHEW! SO much to see along the 21 different stops! Have fun, happy hopping, and thank you so much for joining us! Our hop winners will be announced at the main blogs on Monday, June 2nd… GOOD LUCK!

Saturday, May 24

Sweet Lullaby with Heartfelt Creations

This week on the Heartfelt Creations blog I have a baby layout to share. This is when Amelie was just a couple of hours old.

I did some work to the patterned paper base before starting this layout. I tore out a feature section, and added some ink and some texture paste through a stencil.

The filagree section here is the base of the baby carriage die, plus a few matching flowers of course.

I've used a new Spellbinder fancy doe as a photo matt and made the booties from the die set which have been embossed in pink.

This week I really love Karan Gerber's baby gift bag. It's so sweet, and really shows off the new stamps.

Wednesday, May 21

Celebrating Mothers with Memory Maze.

This week I have had some new projects shared on the Memory Maze blog. This month we were asked to cover the theme of Mothers, in line with Mother's Day not so long ago. You can see the Memory Maze blog for more details on how I altered the chipboard.  Here's what I came up with.

I have used a photo taken of me with my babies on Mother's Day. Sadly we don't have many of us, and even fewer with Michael in there as well. Really need to do something about it.

This first one is using a 12x12 piece as a background. I have done this before and loved it, so I couldn't wait to try again with a different design.

Next up, is a layout of my little princess and I.

Finally I have a layout featuring my little girl. This layout was created for a project kit available at www.acrafterspassion.com who stock lots of Memory Maze products in Rockhampton Qld. 

Thursday, May 15

Sweet, sweet baby collection | Heartfelt Creations.

Today I have a quick little share for you using the gorgeous new collection from Heartfelt Creations called Sweet Lullaby. This is one of the sweetest little baby collections I have seen in a while, and the dies are just perfect. It took me about half a second to figure out what I wanted to make once I saw this set. They say great minds think alike, and it was funny to see some of the other designers had the same idea, but even so we each came up with a project with our own style.

Sweet Lullaby Die: click to enlarge

Did you notice the perfect little flower dies in this set. So cute!

Make sure you go and see the blog of course for more gorgeous projects, including a sweet, sweet card by Penny O'Dell. See those little booties. How awesome do they look!