Thanks for taking the time to have a read of my Heart & Soul blog. You are welcome to leave a comment & any tips about scrapbooking or anything at all really!
Happy Scrapping from Susan.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Good bye 2012

Keep a look out for new classes in2013. Have a go a challenging yourself to try something different. The above layout uses masks, pastes & mist inks to create a unique background. Check out the challenges that will on this blog in the coming year-I'm sure you will find something that you will like to try.
Here we go, the year is drawing to a close with new beginnings ahead of us. I wish that 2013 will be one of happiness and prosperity in all areas of our lives and that we can share this with those around us. Keep being creative and looking for moments when you can experience this everyday and not just in the crafts that you do. Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a very crafty, happy 2013. Keep a look out in tutorials (tab top of page) on how to make this frame for your layouts. Remember to take lots of happy snaps over this festive season to have a reason to keep on scrapbooking...not that we really need one! Take care and don't overindulge too much.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jolly good Season

    Well the tree is up, the cards are posted, the shopping is done and I could do with some "Christmas Cheer"! With the heat that has been around the last few days I think we will be having a COOL Christmas....cold punch, seafood, cold meats and salad....trifle, pavalova and rum balls.....then a sleep! Here's some of the decorations that we have made in our classes.....
The finished advent calendar with the "card tree" beside it. These are both Kaiser products with Kaiser papers used on them. The embellishments are a mixed assortment of Kaiser products and various others.

The decorated candle was made by adhering a strip of paper with double sided tape to the candle. The ribbon rose was taped to the bottom edge and gem strips were adhered to the top edge of the paper. When decorating candles like this it is imperative that you do not leave them unattended in case the decorations catch alight. The other thing you can do is to burn or cut the top center part of the candle out then put in a tea light candle or the battery operated tea light candle.

The base of this bon bon is a diecut shape and then it was decorated using patterned paper, velvet ribbon, organza and plain ribbon and a die cut stamped label. You can create your own from kits or templates.

This mini book was created from 1 sheet of paper that was cut and folded. I am in the middle of making the instructions and will hopefully have a tutorial up soon. It can be made in any theme with various embellishments.
Keep cool and Happy Scrapping....

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nearly December

  How are those Christmas preperations going. We decided to have an easy laid back Christmas this year- no hype, just relaxed celebrating.
These aren't traditional Christmas cards as we live by the beach so I wanted something with a "Beachy" theme and colour scheme.

A touch of blue to brighten up a traditional red/gold colour scheme.

Almost finished - a Kaiser advent calendar near completion. Christmas decorations are going up tomorrow!!
We have a good range of Christmas papers and embellishments as well as off the page projects in store. Come and have a look and make our free make & take Christmas card.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

42 days of Christmas

Well with only 42 days of Christmas to go everyone is getting in the Christmas spirit...or trying to ignore it all!!
These gift bags are quick to make and add a nice touch to your gift giving. The chocolate block wrapper can be made to suit the size of the block or box of chocolates you are giving. These are good for using up scrap pieces of paper and embellishments.

Here is an old fashioned Christmas image I found. I will share some others as I find them.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New chipboard from "2 Crafty" ...Christmas range plus other bits & pieces.
Chipboard is very versatile and comes in a huge range of letters, words, shapes and off the page items. It can be painted, inked, coloured in, dry embossed, embossed, stamped. Stickers and rub ons can be used on it and it can be layered with other products. You can use it as a mask and then use the piece on the layout as well.

Chipboard swirls were used as a mask on this background page with 2 different coloured mist sprays. The envelope in the bottom left corner was handmade then stamped and decorated with diecuts and ribbon. The tulle was also sprayed with mist inks to match in with the layout.
It's SALE TIME at Heart & Soul.  10% off stock (except cut ribbon & lace) for the month of NOVEMBER.   Come in and find some bargins for Christmas as gifts or for yourself.  Make some gifts yourself with our kits in cards and scrapbooking and off the page items.
CHRISTMAS GIVE AWAY........Spend $10 or more at one time through November and go into our draw for a Christmas Craft Hamper. Your name will go in the draw each time you spend this amount and there is no limit to how many times you can go in it. It will be drawn on Sunday 2nd December and you will be notified by phone.

Friday, October 19, 2012

So much stuff, So little time!

Lots of Christmas goodies in store to be organised in the coming months to make cards and gifts and lovely things to decorate your home.
Kaiser Christmas goodies
Card kit available in packs of 1 or more.

 Homemade gifts and cards are always treasured so much more. If you are stuck for inspiration have a look in the magazines that are out at the moment. The have a lot of tutorials and hints on making Christmas cards and off the page items. As ususal the web is a huge source of ideas. A lot of Scrapbook shops have a Christmas club or are making Christmas items at the moment so check out your local store.
Have most of the hard work done for you and purchase kits for your layouts and cards. This will save you time and take the hard work out of trying to figure out what to make. They also make wonderful gifts for the crafty people in your life.
Enjoy the fun of the activities leading up to Christmas and don't let them stress you out too much!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wow this month has really gone fast! Sorry about not posting but I spent some time in Brisbane catching up with family and friends-all the important things in life....and they make good scrapbooking material!! LOL! This time of year is big on birthdays for us so expect to see more birthday layouts coming up. The next project in line is the birthday banner above so look out for OTP classes soon.  New Kaiser stock has arrived and I just love the "Sears & Sons" range. Next month's calendar & newsletter should be posted by the end of the week. Happy Scrapping.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Spring has Sprung

framed layered layout for a male

assorted fathers day/male cards
Since September is the month of "Fathers" we have some male orientated cards and layouts and not just the flowery ones we associate with Spring.....but we will have some more of those soon!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Catching Up

The winter colds and flu have been around our place so not a lot has been getting done but thankfully we're all on the mend. The good news is that Heart & Soul Scrapbooks is now on Facebook so you can keep up with what's happening and what's new! Please remember to like our page. We are preparing for the Spring months with new class layouts and some off the page projects-keep an eye out for sneak previews. Handmade embellishments are always so lovely so pop in and have a go at making some in our "Spring Blooms" class. Fathers day is just around the corner so cards and layouts are on the go in the next few weeks. It's time to spring clean all your craft supplies so empty out those cupboards, drawers, boxes, files, folders (you know I can go on & on here about where we stash stuff!!). See what you can use in different ways, find what you had forgotten you stashed away and use some of those tools that you only use ocassionally. There is bound to be some supplies that you don't like or need any more so consider donating them to schools or kids clubs or volunter groups that could find some enjoyment and fun with them.
creating your own spring garden

special cards for Fathers Day

spring beach days

Friday, July 13, 2012

What's New

New in store are some gorgeous FLOURISH WITH A BLING PRODUCTS! They come in many shapes, sizes and absolutely stunning colours. Here is a card sketch from their site to give you some inspiration for this week. FWAB can be used in card making, scrapbooking and any off the page projects as they are self adhesive.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Christmas In July

I know it's not really Christmas but a lot of people like any excuse for a party and will celebrate. Here are a couple of Christmas layouts. It could be a good time to catch up on any scrapbook pages from last Christmas that weren't completed yet. Or if you are really organised you can get started on this Christmas's cards!! A quick way to achieve this is to have a production line/mix and match system with the card, paper and embellishments. This takes the guess work out of trying to come up with a lot of different designs.
The poinsettia embellishments in these layouts were made by cutting out patterned paper, then layering the flowers and topping them with clear acrylic flowers from "Kutalicious" and these were coloured using alcohol inks.

Inspiration for July
Memory Maze

"Kutalicious" is a Queensland local company that produces acrylic embellishments. Their range includes words, shapes, numbers in clear, white, black or mirrored acrylic.
"Memory Maze" is also another local company specializing in chipboard of a very high quality. Heart & Soul stocks both these company's products so come and have a look at our range and how these products can be used in your cardmaking, layouts and crafts.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Things that make you go AHH!

Heart & Soul Scrapbooking Stuff
challenge yourself with this sketch

Have a look at the "Heartmade" page for some hand made goodies that can be used for scrapbooking, cardmaking and crafts in general. If you wish to purchase anything I can be contacted by email or phone(details on the sidebar).
This week's colour palette looks lovely and I am going to make the time to make a layout and I thought I would make a card as well!! Have fun and happy crafting.