Friday, August 09, 2013

Guest Designer {Samantha}

Welcome to the blog today :) -- It's time for our August Guest Designer to make an appearance -- Welcome Samantha Klaebe!!

"Hi there, my name is Samantha Klaebe. I live in Adelaide, South Australia with my wonderful husband, Adrian, and gorgeous soon to be one-year-old boy, Liam. We also have a furbaby - a very playful, energetic, loving and intelligent (though at times a little on the dopey side) Golden Retriever-cross-Labrador.

These three are the light of my life, inspiration and driving force behind many of my creations. I started my scrapbooking journey in 2003 when my husband and I moved to Brisbane, Queensland, for work. I needed a hobby and discovered a scrapbooking shop close by to where we were living.

From there, I started creating calendars and Christmas cards which over the years has evolved into a full-blown passion - some may call it an obsession. I now create invitations, cards, scrapbook pages, artist trading cards, mixed media and wall art. Anything really!

Over the past 12 months I've been able to build on my scrapbooking/craft skills after taking a year off from working as a registered nurse to be a stay-at-home mum. During this time I have created a blog called “my little paper world” ( and branched out into the scrapbooking community. I am beyond thrilled to have been asked by Viva Las VagaStamps to be a guest designer and cannot wait to share my work with you.

Products Used:

o Kaisercard – Grey
o White Card Stock - Bazzill
o Pink Card Stock - Bazzill
o Pattern Paper (from my stash of paper scraps)
o Embossing Folder – Cricut Happy Birthday / Darice - Chevron
o Distressing Tool
o Silouette Cameo (though it’s easy enough to cut these with your paper trimmer)
o Double sided tape
o Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
o VersaMark & White Embossing Powder
o Heat Gun
o Stamp-a-ma-jig
o VLVS Happy Birthday Sentiment (wood mounted)

*tip - post it notes make for fantasic masks.

I started with white cardstock cut 12x10cm. I then stamped VLVS Happy Birthday in the centre of the cardstock. Using my stamp-a-ma-jig I then filled in around the initial stamped imaged (using a masked technique to avoid stamping over the already stamped sentiment).

I then cut the stamped cardstock to fit pre-cut tags that I cut from my silhouette machine (9.5cmx6.5cm). I distressed the edges. I then glued this to some patterned paper and distress the edges again.

Next I embossed the tag using my cuttlebug. I stuck it all together and created a very simple tag that as you can see was used immediately as August/September seem to be the months where everyone I know has their birthday.

With the second tag I used the same method, except I used VersaMark and White embossing powder on pink cardstock.


by belle said...

Lovely tags!!

Sandra Strait said...

Beautiful tags!

herminesplace said...

Looks awesome

April said...

Wow!! I'm off looking for my heat gun!! Nice!! :)

Tamara D said...

Love these tags!