Saturday, 26 November 2011

Simple Boys Layout

Have you ever wanted to keep it simple, well this is my attempt at using a pack that I had and that is all!! No adding on, which for me was very hard. I overthink, everything. 
But not this time!!!

This page is based around a photo of my boy Jackson. He has this laugh that is amazing and totally cheeky, but very infectious. Because it was such a great photo I wanted to keep my layout nice and simple as to not take away from the picture.

I have used Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to give some dimension to the transparency cogs on this page. I have distressed the edge on the Navy Cardstock. I like to map out my page and if I put something in the right hand corner I will do it again in the left hand opposite corner. Just to keep my page balanced.

The Silver Cogs are a die cut paper, so easy and so effective. I have glued them down with Helmar Acid Free Glue. I used this same glue on eveything else on the page.
I finished off the page with some eyelets to add some metal and a metallic pen to box the page in with a frame. Here are some close-ups:

It is was fun to try and just use two colors on a page. Blue and Silver.
Once I lay everything on the page, the glueing is the fun bit.

Helmar Acid_Free

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget sometimes it is fun to Keep It Simple!
Time to get your Glue On!!

Renee xoxo

Friday, 18 November 2011


Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to show you a canvas that I worked on this week whilst watching Helmar Live on Ustream with Tracy Weinzapfel.

I have been watching this live show for about a month and a half now and I would have to say that it has become the highlight to my week.  I have watched Tracy make tags, heart canvases and this is what she made this week:

We watch and chat and play along.  I find myself totally inspired and feel like I have become a part of a larger scrapbooking family.  It really does mean the world to me as these gorgeous people just get me.  It is about making myself happy, and with two children at home life can become a little thankless.  As much I love my family, I still need some me time.

So I find myself at home on a Tuesday (Monday night in America), I get the kids lunch a little earlier and put them down for a nap.  And I just get to play and laugh and smile.

This is what I did this week, so totally inspired by Tracy!

I never in a million years would have imagined myself doing a canvas.  I am a scrapbook layout kind of girl.  But now I am thinking cards, stamps, canvas's, gifts the list of ideas is endless.  I am using watercolor crayons and charcoal pencils and loving every minute.

All because of my mentor Tracy and the Helmar Girls.
You all truly inspire me.
Very lucky to be a part of this amazing team!

Renee xoxo

P.S. Should I have music playing in the background and white dove's flying around the screen!!!  Bahaha

Monday, 14 November 2011

Father and Son

Hi There Eveyone,

Today I am going to show you a page I have put together for The Color Room.

I started off glueing the zip with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive because I wanted it to dry fast. I then tore into the page like the zip had just gone through it. Starting smaller so that I can tear a little more each time until I got it right. I then used the Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to glue the chipboard heading.

The cogs are a mixture of paint, raw chipboard and embossing using Opals. Remember with the opals you need to keep more on the chipboard as it is slightly thicker and you will need the coverage.The cogs are all glued using my personal favourite Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. I could play with this glue all day. ( Is it weird that I like the smell as well!!! LOL) This gave everything the dimension I was after, including my photo and the frame also.

I used Helmar Acid Free Glue to adhere the barb wire chipboard and the doily trim. With the quote I have used I sprayed Silver Glimmermist on some white A4 cardboard and then put it through my printer when it dried.

To finish this whole project I have gone round the whole page with the Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive and let the twine fall naturally on it to give it a wavy effect.
Here are some close-ups.


Once again I am just so honored to be part of this amazing Helmar Design Team and I cannot wait to create my next project.  My brain is swirling with so many ideas!


Thanks so much for coming by and checking this out! Time to get your glue on!!

Renee xoxo

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


Hello Everyone,

Such an exciting week in my life of scrapbooking!!  I have had a secret for a week and it nearly killed me to keep it quiet but I have been announced as part of the
Design Team for Helmar!!!!

Announcing the Helmar 2011-2012 Design Team!!!


We are pleased to announce our 2011-2012 Helmar Design Team!
  • Tracy Weinzapfel (Design Team Coordinator)
  • Erika Taylor
  • Jessica Diedrich
  • Jen Erickson
  • L. Grace Lauer
  • Connie Mercer
  • Carisa Czlobicki
  • Angie Blom
  • Karen Taylor
  • Martha Richardson
  • Cheryl Baglioli
  • Trudy Sjolander
  • Jennifer Evans
  • Carolyn King
  • Natasha Naranjo Aguirre
  • Lydell Quin
  • Beck Beattie
  • Michelle Wallace
  • Renee Aslette
  • Rae Cooper
  • Linda Baldock

OMG!!!  I cannot believe it.  So inspired by the people on this list and so grateful to Tracy for believing in me and allowing me to be a part of such a fabulous team!!  Looking forward to getting my glue on so stay tuned!!

I am now a Helmar Design Team Member!!

Happy Dancing Renee xoxoxo

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Let Me Hear You Say COWBOYS

Hey There,

First I must start by saying how lucky I am today!!  I won the Chip Chop Shop $50.00 worth of embellishments.  So excited I love everything that Leeann has for sale over there.  So pop on over and check it out.

This is my latest page for Scrap the Boys .  The November Challenge was to

We have recently had the AFL & NRL grand finals, the Rugby World Cup, the US Open etc so this month we want a layout of your boys or men showing their colours.
Please note that it does not have to be limited to footy or rugby, it can also include soccer, Touch Footy, Cricket, Tennis and sport that your child or hubby loves but you MUST make sure you have a photo of them in their colours!

Here is my page!

Let me tell you right now, it took me three days to hand stitch everything!! lol I have used some Doily Trims from the Chip Chop Shop and that gorgeous big yellow button is from their also.

Also, in my excitement I have been using Helmar Tiger Grip glue on everything, and this week I got my hands on Scrap Dots!  I don't know how I have lived without it!

Thanks for checking out my page!


Renee xo