Thursday, June 27, 2013

New Elemets Papers from Meg's Garden

Hi everyone, today I'd like to share a layout of some pictures of my daughter and niece when they were on their trip through London and Europe last summer. As soon as I saw the new Elements papers and tags from Meg’s Garden I knew they would be perfect for the pictures of them in Paris. I printed the pictures out in sepia colors to go along with the paper colors better.

I used some background paper from my stash and then cut out the “Paris” tag and a blank tag from the “Vintage Ornate Tags” sheet and I then printed the date and names out onto the blank tag. I double matted the photos with a light and dark brown cardstock. I cut a piece approximately 4x6 from the “Vintage French Writing” paper which I inked over with some Vintage photo distress ink. I also cut out a strip from the “French Cinema” paper and one of the clocks from the “Old World Time” sheet. I distressed all my papers and tags etc with my distress tool and with distress ink and layered them as shown.

I wanted to use this beautiful organza lace flower and leaves from Meg’s Garden on the layout and also a few small cream colored Prima flowers from my stash along with some small die cut leaves as well as a tiny handmade rosebud that I put between the torn paper. To finish the layout off I printed off a graphic of the Eiffel tower and used some pop dots on it for a 3D look. TFL!

Meg’s Garden Products Used
Papers – 1036 Vintage Ornate Tags
               1034 Vintage French Writing
               1038 The French Cinema
                2063 Old World Time
Organza Lace Flower, lavender, cream & green

Other products Used
Small Prima cream flowers
Vintage photo distress ink
Handmade rosebud
Eiffel Tower graphic
Die cut leaves
Light & dark brown cardstock

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Quick Fathers Day Card

Just a quick card I did for my husband for Father’s Day which could basically be used for any occasion by just changing the sentiment on the banner. The bottom two layers are papers from my stash, one which just happened to have gears on it so it went perfect with the clock from the “Old World Time” sheet. I cut a piece of paper from the “Vintage Map” sheet which I thought was appropriate since my husband is a truck driver and is always on the road doing deliveries. I added some gears from my stash and a bit of burlap I had and you have a great masculine card! TFL!

Meg’s Garden Products Used
1035 Vintage Map paper
1037 Old World Time

Other products Used
Miscellaneous background papers
Metal gears
Vintage photo distress ink 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Quick Birthday card

Hi all, just a quick card that I made for my sister for her birthday. I used the “Blue Paradise” paper from Meg’s Garden for this card. For my card base I used a light mauve piece of cardstock cut to 10” x 7”, so when folded in half would give you a 5” x 7” card. I then cut a darker purple piece of cardstock cut to 4¾” to 6¾” for my second layer. My third layer was cut (4½ x 6½) from the center of the blue paradise papers which has a faint print of a man and woman on it. I didn’t do any distressing of my papers as I usually do as I wanted it to have cleaner lines to it.

I then cut out the sentiment and the gate using my Cricut machine and placed and glued them down where I wanted them on the card. I don’t know about you but I love fussing cutting the papers from Meg’s Garden, which is what I did with the flowers from the same Blue Paradise papers. It’s rather hard to see in this photo for some reason but I have popped up the flowers with foam pop dots for a 3D look. I also printed and cut out the butterfly graphic and covered it with glossy accents. Once it was dry I glued it down onto the card but just in the center so I could bend the wings up. That’s it, so simple but looks so pretty with these beautiful papers from Meg’s Garden! TFL!'

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Design Team Call

To all "Australian" paper craft artists, Meg's Garden is having a Design Team Call! Meg is looking for a few awesome Australian paper craft artists who can showcase the Meg's Garden products!!

If you LOVE papers and lots of embellishments and use them to create layouts, cards and off the page projects, then show us what you love to do!! Meg is looking for talented artists who inspire others to create.

What is expected of a Meg's Garden/Designs Galore Design Team Member?

The ability to showcase Meg's Garden products!
The ability to take good photos or scans of projects!

The Details:
Design Team is for 6 months from 1st July 2013 - 31 December 2013
Create a minimum of 1 layout/project per month posting on both your blog and Meg's Garden blog - dates will be given when team is picked.
Promote Meg's Garden/Designs Galore by posting the above layouts/projects on other online galleries and blogs with working links to the blog.

For further details please email

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Secret Garden

I was surfing around the internet the other week and I came across this really cute little garden that someone had made using a hollowed out book and they called it "The Secret Garden". I remembered how I liked reading that book. Of course being a scrapbooker the first thing I thought was "I could make that with scrapbooking goodies". So that's exactly what I did and here is my "Secret Garden"!
The chair I got off of eBay, the door knocker I got from Home Hardware, the door I made from Popsicle sticks, the small blue & white rosebuds I made myself, fencing, moss, and rocks are from the $Store, papers from Graphic45 and K&Co, key, larger flowers and greenery is from my stash. If you'd like to check out the real one I used as inspiration you can check it out