Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Me Again

Well everybody, much has been happening this week.  Sunday/Monday saw Nichole (aka minialbumscrapper) hold her Tags U-stream class.  However U-stream was not co-operating and after numerous stops and starts we decided to re-schedule at another date......So please stay tuned for the new dates and times.

We also announced the winner of our 6x6 Wall Art Challenge....and we have Lisa Black guest designing for us for the month of April.   Lisa did an amazing job on her Wall Art....please go check it out!!  You can find it here Mini Album Scraps and also over  on her brand new blog The Scrappin' Mommy

I also managed to do some creating this week YAAAAAAAAAAAAY.:D
Got some of my swaps done and dusted....packaged and posted!! \:d/ What a nice feeling that was....So look out Shar and Christina some parcels are heading your way.

Here are some of my creations from the last week.

A couple of my birdhouse designs.  I am not sure what to call them.  They are to big for a tag....and maybe a little small for a wall hanging....I'll let you decide!! ;)

I am now including a pocket on the back with some tags and notes for the recipients,

Both of these birdhouses were created using K & Company collections.  If I recall correctly they are Life's Journey and the Ancestry pad.   Love K & Company !!

My latest paper obsession is these Marie Antionette style paper shoes.... I am really loving them.  I first saw these at Teri Lynn Heinz blog Artful Affirmations where I downloaded her pattern or template and decided to try my hand at making one.  I have adapted Teri's pattern somewhat to fit my creativity and scrappiness.

I added a smaller inner sole or lining; enlarged the back heel panel so that it comes a little higher and I also enlarged the top toe piece.  It now forms a deeper pocket allowing a place to hide a tag; small charm or gift.    My heel is different too,  as I cover a soda bottle cap or lid with paper and then hot glued it to the sole of the shoe.  These are very addictive and I am totally loving how they are turning out.   Thank you so much Teri for sharing such an awesome project with us all. :x

Below are some more pics!! Again I have used K & Company papers.  They are the Madeline collection and the leftovers from the Ancestry Pad.

Last, but not least is my Corset tag.   I am loving these almost as much as I am loving those shoes!!  These tags a super quick to make and here is one I created this week using some paper scraps from years gone by!!  This is a little naughty but ...oh.... so.... nice!!  I really love how it turned out....just a little bit cheeky!! ;;)  The template is available in my template tab above.  Please feel free to go grab....just link it back to me....I would love to see what you create!!  

I used a plain piece of white chipboard.  Inked up the edges a little with Tim Holtz Tea dye ink to give it a skin tone.  Then covered it with the paper.  I used two different sorts, plain black and a pattern piece of red and black stripes; some eyelets and black ribbon.  One small red paper rose on the front.  I only glued the back of the corset around the edges so that I could create a pocket for a tag.  This way you can really personalise these little corsets to giveaway to friends and family.....OR even as invitations to a girls only night or maybe a hens party!!

Well sorry for the epic post readers.  This week has been another busy one both here and over at Mini Album Scraps.  We are presently organising a schedule for Ustream and hopefully we will soon have weekly shows for you all.  If you have any ideas for these please stop by and let us know......we want to bring shows that YOU want to see!!

Hoo-roo for now peoples and don't forget to stop by Mini Album Scraps to see all the new and exciting swaps we have happening for the coming month!!



  1. The birdhouses are so SWEET, and I LOVE the shoes! I've been wanting to try making them myself, and have just NOT found the time to yet.. "One of these days!"... Love that you made a pocket out of the corset tag too! A BIG THANK YOU for sharing how to make one! ~tina

  2. I love those shoes it's a pity they don't make those to fit us LOL.
    Totally love the birdhouse great Job.
    the corset tag is amazing I had made one of these in a mini album way to cute.
    hugs mariana

  3. I love your bird houses!! lol. And your awesome shoes they are really pretty. Since blogger I have met so many awesome people all thanks to you kimi!! xxxx

  4. Aaah Kimi ... you made those awesome shoes!! I have the pattern for a long time, but never had the courage to start making one. Maybe ... maybe there is a ustream class ... ?? :-p.
    Love all your creations. I wish I had more time. Not even finished my mini, booohooo :-). TTYS my FAF!


  5. Hi what a fab blog you have loving your templates and cool ideas.

  6. Oh my gosh I just love these shoes!!! These are fantastic!!! You are so creative. Thanks for sharing. I'm now your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by and visit my blogs sometime.

  7. Who knew you were so talented? I am blown away.

  8. Thank you for stopping by my new blog! I watched Beansieleigh's video yesterday and saw all the wonderful things you made her! You are amazing, I love your work! :)

  9. Hi Kimibee---thanks sooo much for stopping by my blog. I'm super glad you did because now I found you and your awesome blog!
    I started out in mixed media 9 years ago, and remember making these shoes (I made Halloween ones! lol)
    Big Cricky Hugs to You Ms. TALENTED!
    K Andrew

  10. What great things you make! I love your wall hanging tags. Very beautiful.