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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tam's Beach Layout

Hi everyone, Tam here.  I'm sharing my second layout that I created on the weekend.

This layout was one of those that come out of a big whoopsie!

I had quickly grabbed some Distress Ink, pulled off the top, and was ready to start splodging on the page with the sponge tip....but what I didn't notice was that the entire lid had come off, and paint poured onto my cardstock - a pretty big blob.  Aaargh!  I quickly grabbed a scrapey thing (aka an old credit card) and smeared the paint around a little.  And I loved the results!
I impatiently waited for it to dry because suddenly I had a total new plan for the layout.  I loved the new direction it took me in.
So don't ever think that you have 'stuffed' your layout.....often my favourite layouts come from 'fixing' mistakes - it pushes me out of my comfort zone!  In this instance I think I may just have discovered a new technique, that knowing me I will probably do to death on my layouts.....haha 

Here's the result:
out for publication
And a close up.....

out for publication

I love the photo, taken of my beautiful girl on a recent trip with special friends to Carrickalinga.  Really beautiful beaches down that way, and we have a wonderful couple of days relaxing and unwinding.  

Deer and Fawn Designs Products used:
Bo Bunny Misc Me Boardwalk 6x6 Paper Pad
Bo Bunny Misc Me Boardwalk Journal Contents
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Serendipity Watercolor Words
American Crafts Shimelle True Stories Ephemera
Paper Doily

Sunday, July 26, 2015


Yes everyone, hold onto your hats, I actually scrapped!  It's been a while.....sometimes life just takes over.  With school holidays and then back to school stuff, it's been a little tricky to squeeze some 'me' time in.  And boy did I need it!

So yesterday I made the time and I scrapped 3 layouts!! Woohoo!! Go me!

I'll start with sharing one today and I'll share the rest over the next few days..... (mainly cause I'm itching to get back in my scrap room and not photograph and blog!)

This one is a photo I took last weekend.  We went to visit my step-dad and my favourite uncle was there too.  I snapped this shot of him and my boy and I love it.


I love how it turned out. It's a bit crooked but that's my photography, not the layout.  I love the metal/boyish feel with the splashes of red. I enjoyed getting a bit grungy with the stamping, and I loved adding those Micro Beads......although I think there's as many on my floor as on my page!

Here's a bit of a close up

Well I'll be back soon to share some more.....
Luv Tam

Deer and Fawn Products used:
Bo Bunny Misc Me Boardwalk Journal Contents
Bo Bunny Misc Me Boardwalk 6x6 paper pad
American Crafts Shimelle True Stories Ephemera
Kaiser Chevron Stamp
Dina Wakley Gesso - White
Finnabair Micro Beads - Bronze
American Crafts Shimelle True Stories Wood Borders
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Black Magic

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NEW!!!! ..... Kaiser Craft ...

Hi Guys

The awesome Deb sent me some very yummy NEW Kaiser Craft goodies this month to play with. I will admit at first look I was like .. " What is she thinking?" ...  " I don't have a BABY!!, my kiddies are all GROWN" ... But as I looked at the papers, I realised I could have a little fun with this.
This layout shows you the even "themed" papers & stickers can work with anything you like.

I also got a chance to finally play with my AWESOME & oh so YUMMY Dylusions Paints ... Yes you read that right .. the new paints, I finally have them in my hot little hands .....

12 x 12 Layout
By Connie Hatch

1. NEW ... Kaiser Craft Goodies!
2. I have chosen my papers & images.

3. Yummy Dylusions Paints, Prima stencil
taped down.
4. I toned down the Bubblegum & Squeezed Orange 
                                                                    using the White Linen,  using the blending tool to get the 
                                                                  paint though the stencil.

5. With the excess paint, I used it one a page
in my Art Journal for a future entry!



Thanks for stopping by! Any questions about today's project please leave a comment!

See you ...

Connie ... xxx


Kaiser Craft - Hello Baby - 3x4 Journal Cards
Kaiser Craft - Hello Baby - 4x6 Journal Cards
Kaiser Craft - Little One - 6x6 Paper Pad
Kaiser Craft - Little One - Sticker Sheet - Girl
Dylusions Paints - Bubble Gum Pink
Dylusions Paints - Squeezed Orange
Dylusions Paints - White Linen
Tim Holtz - Blendning Tool - Round Small
Prima Stencil
Vintage Book Paper
Pins from stash

Friday, July 10, 2015

Another week of Tam's Project Life

Well I'm pleased to share another Project Life spread with you all.  I'm loving how quickly I've been churning them out lately!!

This week included Mothers Day.  I got some beautiful cards/letters from my kids for Mothers day, and these are definitely the things I want to keep forever, so putting them into my Project Life Album is a perfect solution.  I use sleeves from a 6x8 Album - I like that they are a different size and create a point of interest.  I also do this to keep the kids school reports and any notes or things I want to remember that don't fit in the standard pockets.
It's lovely to flip through my albums and come across these little memories.

The left hand side:

The right hand side:
You will notice that I have tucked a letter from my daughter into one of the pockets. I often do this too, I like to include things with my kids writing on them, little pictures etc.

And here's the added insert which contains the cards from the kids:

And that's it....another week caught up on....only 6 more to go!!
Have a  lovely weekend

Deer and Fawn Designs Products used:
Simple Stories Snap I Am Cards
Simple Stories Snap I Am Bits and Pieces
Simple Stories Snap I Am Sentiment Stickers

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Art Journal - STARS ...

Hi Guys!

Hope everyone is enjoying the school holidays! ... My sweet darling daughter Jorja is driving me NUTS! ... She is 9 going on 19, & thinks she know EVERYTHING! ... ARHHHH ... Crazy crazy.

Last night I had a HUGE urge to play with my paints. My awesome Ceramcoat paints! ... They are really easy paints to use, I just LOVE finger painting with them & getting all messy. The best thing ... is they are super cheap ( only like $2.50 each! ) & available over on the Deer & Fawn website!
I had already decided I didn't want to do  a "girl". I started to think about Van Gogh and his amazing art & his famous " STARRY STARRY NIGHT " painting, which I LOVE & went from there!

" Go Out & Paint The STARS "
Art Journal
by Connie Hatch

Using the Ceramcoat Paints, I finger painted my background
so it looked like a night sky.
I also fingered painted hills & grass.
Using my black Pitt Pen, I started to add some Tangles
on the grass.

Taking a sheet of watercolour paper, I sprayed two sheets
withe Dylusions Ink Sprays.
I then hand drew a wonky house & tree & cut
the shapes out using my sprayed watercolour paper.

Finishing off, I tangled on the tree & house, stamped out
a flower. Using a fan brush I watered down
some yellow & white paint, then flick it over
my sky to mimic the stars.
Added my title, & she is all finished!


Sorry about the photos! Not much light ... :)

Thanks for stopping bye!

See you Later...



Black Pitt Pen
Dylusions Stamp Set 
Letter Stickers from my Stash

Saturday, July 4, 2015

July Challenge!!!

Hi Guys!

Here is my project for the awesome July Challenge that the wonderful Tammy has set for us this month!
What a fantastic idea! ... Love it!.... Here is the details for the challenge ........

Create a layout/art journal page or card using something that starts with 
each letter of the word FAWN.

The Prize ...... 

Little One Prize Pack featuring:
10 - 12x12 Double Sided papers
2 - 12x12 Sticker Sheets
6x4 Captured Moments Cards
3x4 Captured Moments Cards
6.5x6.5 Paper Pad

Here is my example:

F - Foliage, A - Alpha's, W - Watercolour, N - Netting

" Autumn Fun "
Layout by
Connie Hatch

To begin with I stuck down a Autumn Leaf that I had collected some time ago ( YES ... i have a stash of dried Autumn Leaves .. not weird ) onto a white 12x12 card stock using glue!
Next I covered the Autumn Leaf with Gel Medium and a piece of tissue paper, waited overnight for it to dry & painted clear Gesso over the top.

Using Watercolour I started to bend a selection of orange's & yellow over my Autumn Leaf, unitl I got my desired affect.


I hope you all have fun doing this challenge! ... I had a BALL playing with a new technique!

See you ...

Connie ... xxx

Friday, July 3, 2015

Project Life Inspiration - create flap inserts

Hi everyone!
Tam here, thought I'd quickly pop in with another Project Life Spread, and bring you some inspiration for the upcoming weekend.
The left side:
And the right:
This week was a big one - lots on, and as a result I had excess photos - too many!  When this happens I like to make a little flip style pocket. It's really easy to do and allows me to add in all my photos.  I just stick some photos back to back (ensuring the back one is upside down, so that when the flap lifts, its the right way up), and then attach to the project life card using a strip of washi on both the outside and the inside.  So quick!  An instant 'lift the flap'.  For this trick to work, you need to use a pocket that opens from either the top (like in my photo below) or from the side.

The top photo flap then sits on the outside of your plastic pocket, and can be lifted and read without needing to remove anything from the sleeve.  Very handy!
Why not give it a try?

Happy creating!! And Happy FriYAY!

Deer and Fawn Products used:
Simple Stories Snap I Am Cards
Simple Stories Snap I Am Bits and Pieces
Simple Stories Snap Life Documented Word Strip Stickers
Simple Stories Snap I am - Sentiments Stickers

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Announcing Deer and Fawn's July Challenge

Hi all, Tammy here, just popping in to announce this month's challenge at Deer and Fawn Designs....
Oooooh I'm excited about this one......

Create a layout/art journal page or card using something that starts with each letter of the word FAWN.

I've had a little play and this is what I came up with. Hope it inspires you. I have used the following:

F - Feathers
A - Arrows
W - Washi
N - Note paper
I really enjoyed doing this one and hunting through my stash on the search for items.

Here's a close up:

I really hope you join in this month, and link your entry on the Deer and Fawn Blog. We just love seeing what you create, and if you are in a bit of a creative rut, doing a challenge is always a great way of unblocking this.  Plus Debbie is generously offering a pack full of all the gorgeous NEW Kaisercraft Little One goodies....
10 - 12x12 Double Sided papers
2 - 12x12 Sticker Sheets
6x4 Captured Moments Cards
3x4 Captured Moments Cards
6.5x6.5 Paper Pad

Looking forward to seeing your creations.

I'll be back....(hehehe)

Deer and Fawn Products used:
Heidi Swapp Color Magic Die Cut Resists
Washi Tape
Pretty Little Studio Die Cut Feathers
Heidi Swapp Color Shine
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Serendipity Watercolor words