<![CDATA[bluepondbee - blog]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:47:44 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Documenting December 2015]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 04:53:56 GMThttp://bluepondbee.weebly.com/blog/documenting-december-2015Once again I will be doing a December album, documenting December daily in a mini album. The concept of December Daily is from Ali Edwards (to find out more about this and Ali's blog posts on December Daily click here) and this is the third year of doing such an album. It is also the second year I have been lucky enough to be on the design team for The Stamp Spot (Michelle and her homemade kits, stamping and scrapbooking store can be found here).
Michelle has put together another amazing Christmas kit, overflowing with papers, stickers, tabs, washi, wood veneers, enamel dots and heaps more scrapping goodies that are more than enough to complete this years album. In fact I have so much over from last years kit I may also tackle a project I have been thinking about for a while with all the 'leftovers' from this year and last year (that is a composite album of Christmases from 2000-2012 - the years I haven't done any sort of Christmas album)
Anyhow back to this year! The 2015 kit has a selection of papers - both patterned, plain and glitter, cork, gold foil and printed acetate in differing sizes - 6x8, 4x6, 3x8, 3x4 and 4x4.

As you can see there is a heap of papers here.
More of the smaller 3x4 cards, die cuts, tabs, stickers, stars, tags and embellished vellum cards.
The rest of the kit. Large white glitter 25, gold numbers, white cardstock Christmas words and shapes, doilies, alpha stickers and words, twine, handmade flairs by Michelle, washi tapes, pens and pencil, stars, sequins, enamel dots, bells, wood veneers and a 'Merry Christmas' stamp.
Once again I will be using a red 6x8 faux leather album from Simple Stories. I have used these the last 2 years as well.
There really is so much in the kit this year and I'm really looking forward to getting a start on my foundation pages to be ready for when December comes around.
I set up an area all ready for my December album. It is somewhat portable but I do plan on putting the album together each night, at my desk/craft area after printing photos for the day, at home with my Epson Picturemate (best thing I have ever bought I think!)
Study/craft area set up. Above on the shelf are things to use throughout the album as well. In the large plastic container to the left is last years December kit from The Stamp Spot plus other Christmassy type stash I have. Next to that is my collection of glitters, sequins and beads that I hope to use in confetti pockets and the like in my album. Behind the box with this years kits is a basket full of tool and stamp stuff. This year I bought a Fuse tool so I'm hoping to have some fun with that this year. Next to the basket is my collection of stamps - many of them from Ali Edwards. Above on the shelf to the right are two of the December Daily mini kits I bought from Ali Edwards and also my stash of differing configuration page protectors for my album.
So there you have it. My Christmas craft area all set up and ready to go. I will be back soon sharing some of my foundation pages with you.

For more inspiration why not stop by these blogs.

Ali Edwards - http://aliedwards.com/blog

Michelle Hunter (The Stamp Spot) - ​http://www.thestampspot.typepad.com/

Beck Holder - ​http://beckholder.weebly.com/

Bernii Miller - http://weekendatberniis.blogspot.com.au/

Melinda Sweetman - ​http://melindasweetman.blogspot.com.au/

Renae - ​http://theredwren.com/

Thanks for stopping by and having a look xo
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<![CDATA[Spot Sale at The Stamp Spot]]>Wed, 08 Apr 2015 01:01:03 GMThttp://bluepondbee.weebly.com/blog/spot-sale-at-the-stamp-spot

A spot sale happening today at The Stamp Spot Wednesday 8th April from 10am for 24 hours !! Spend $30 and get $7 off. Spend $50 and receive $15 !! No other discounts apply.

www.thestampspot.com.au

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<![CDATA[12x12 layouts using Amy Tangerine 'Stitched' collection]]>Tue, 17 Mar 2015 06:28:47 GMThttp://bluepondbee.weebly.com/blog/12x12-layouts-using-amy-tangerine-stitched-collection

Hi again. Long time between posts but I have a couple of 12x12 pages I was wanting to share. I used the Stitched collection from Amy Tangerine for American Crafts. This collection is so pretty and has a huge range of embellishments as well.

This one is an old (!) photo of myself and hubby before we were married. To the AT Stitched papers and elements I added in the White doily, some enamel dots, arrow paperclip and the 'hello' wood veneer.

This next one would have to be one of my favourite photos of my husband and son. Taken whilst we were sailing up the Queensland coast in 2005. Again just added a red doily and the little gold circle heart to the beautiful Stitched papers.

This last one is another taken whilst sailing in 2005. I've added the Captured wood frame, flair, arrow and some enamel dots.

The Stitched collection by Amy Tangerine is just beautiful. As always there are stamps, diecuts, stickers, rub-ons etc in this range. One of my favourite all time collections.

The Stamp Spot has 25% of the Amt Tangerine Stitched collection until March 22nd.

www.thestampspot.com.au

Thanks for dropping by.

Til next time xo

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<![CDATA[December daily completed]]>Wed, 07 Jan 2015 03:19:16 GMThttp://bluepondbee.weebly.com/blog/december-daily-completed

Just thought I would do a post with all my pages from my DD all in one.

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<![CDATA[Day 25. December Daily]]>Sat, 27 Dec 2014 06:05:13 GMThttp://bluepondbee.weebly.com/blog/day-25-december-daily

Christmas Day. Hubby was working a day shift today so my son and I went there for Christmas lunch - roast pork, chicken and roast veggies with my trifle for dessert. As we had opened presents last night is was pretty low key and when we got home the son was onto his Xbox and his new games.

Left side. Left pocket is from Teresa Collins design, a wood veneer star (Studio Calico) and journalling. The right pocket is a teal chevron transparency with a 'Happy Place' teal spot from my stash.

Fun 4x6 card. In the Stamp Spot kit Michelle included a piece of balsa wood. I decided to stamp onto it - stamp is one from my stash, an older Stampin Up one. Added some alphas from Teresa Collins, coloured Rudolphs nose in red and added Glossy Accents to it. A Rudolph flair from my stash and all done.

Right side. Top right pocket is a card that came in the kit from the Stamp Spot. The writing was initially white - I embossed the writing with red Zing. The date card was also in the kit from TSS. Our Christmas Day photo of the three of us at the fire station.

Date card - this gorgeous embossed teal card is from TSS kit. I added The wood veneer number from Freckled Fawn, some twine with a tag attached with the number 14 in alphas on it. The word stickers are from Teresa Collins design Tinsel and Co collection. The day is stamped on white cardstock usin Ali Edwards stamp and black Stazon.

Both pages how they sit in my album.

All complete.

With Christmas Day done that also is the end of my December Daily album. I have absolutely loved doing this album this year and would like to thank Michelle from The Stamp Spot for having me as one of her Documenting December design team members. I have really enjoyed being a part of her team and following her and the other design team members along this awesome journey.

I hope everyone who has visited my blog has enjoyed December Daily as much I have. I thank you for dropping by and looking and commenting.

Looking forward to my next Ali Edwards adventure with the class One Little Word.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.


You can find me on Instagram as @bluepondbee, Pinterest as Beth Patfull @gpirate and I will also be linking up to Ali Edwards December Daily posts on her blog.

This year I am on the design team for The Stamp Spot for documenting our December memories with many other talented members. Stop by these other great blog posts on December Daily:

Michelle Hunter http://www.thestampspot.typepad.com

Tanya Watson http://photosandcrafts.wordpress.com/

Stacey-Lee Collis http://www.getonwithitalready.me

Beck Holder http://beckholder.weebly.com

Melinda Sweetman http://www.melindasweetman.blogspot.com

Amanda Horne http://www.scrapping-our-blessed-life.com/

Bernii Miller http://weekendatberniis.blogspot.com.au

Gabrielle Ingerson http://mostlysunshineandrainbows.blogspot.com.au/

Kirsteen Young http://lifeinthecraftlanek.blogspot.co.uk/

Amanda Miller http://mypladventure.blogspot.com.au

Amy Tangerine http://www.amytangerine.com/blog


December Daily® is a December mini-album project initiated by Ali Edwards that documents the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The simple goal is to capture the spirit of December via one story per day.


Beth xo





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<![CDATA[Day 24. December Daily]]>Sat, 27 Dec 2014 05:41:37 GMThttp://bluepondbee.weebly.com/blog/day-24-december-daily

Worked night duty on Tuesday night then hubby was back to work on a day shift after his holidays. Bought the fresh raspberries (quite hard to find around here) I slept until midday then made the trifles!! Set the table for our Christmas Eve dinner, picked hubby up from work then dinner and presents.

First pages of day 24.

Left side. Pictures of bonbons and table. Card in bottom right corner is from Studio Calico PL kit.

Date card - from Teresa Collins designs. Added some gold ribbon, a Freckled Fawn number wood veneer, some wood veneer stars and stamped the day (not very well though !) with black Stazon. Stamp from Ali Edwards.

Right side - photo of our individual trifles. Teal diagonal striped card from TSS kit with a gold glitter star from one of Heidi Swapp project life kits. The bottom 4x6 cards is one of my favourites.

For this I just added gold glitter cardstock to a white dotted teal card. I hand stitched (thanks Amy Tangerine!) the Christmas tree which I drew freehand. Added a red sequin to the top of the tree. The photo is one of my son and I getting our reflection in the Christmas baubles which I had for decoration on our table. Love how cool the photo looks.

Close up of this card.

Second pages of Day 24 Sorry about te bad photo. My album is bulging and pages on the left side are very bulky.

Left side I addedanother glitter star from Heidi Swapp PL kit onto a 3x4 piece of vellum with embossed gold stars along the bottom (from the Stamp Spot kit) and placed it on top of a white and teal stars card from Teresa Collins design. The reindeer transparency was from the Stamp Spot kit also and the larger 4x6 transparency from Studio Calico.

Studio Calico transparency.

Got our Christmas photo !! Used the Timer Cam app to take this photo - after much jumping and licking by Axel I finally got this. Love this photo. Added the TOGETHER wood veneer (from a Heidi Swapp PL kit). Love how it turned out.

'Together' wood veneer.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.


You can find me on Instagram as @bluepondbee, Pinterest as Beth Patfull @gpirate and I will also be linking up to Ali Edwards December Daily posts on her blog.

This year I am on the design team for The Stamp Spot for documenting our December memories with many other talented members. Stop by these other great blog posts on December Daily:

Michelle Hunter http://www.thestampspot.typepad.com

Tanya Watson http://photosandcrafts.wordpress.com/

Stacey-Lee Collis http://www.getonwithitalready.me

Beck Holder http://beckholder.weebly.com

Melinda Sweetman http://www.melindasweetman.blogspot.com

Amanda Horne http://www.scrapping-our-blessed-life.com/

Bernii Miller http://weekendatberniis.blogspot.com.au

Gabrielle Ingerson http://mostlysunshineandrainbows.blogspot.com.au/

Kirsteen Young http://lifeinthecraftlanek.blogspot.co.uk/

Amanda Miller http://mypladventure.blogspot.com.au

Amy Tangerine http://www.amytangerine.com/blog


December Daily® is a December mini-album project initiated by Ali Edwards that documents the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The simple goal is to capture the spirit of December via one story per day.


Beth xo





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<![CDATA[Day 23. December Daily]]>Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:21:04 GMThttp://bluepondbee.weebly.com/blog/day-23-december-daily

Today was filled with last minute shopping as hubby is back to work tomorrow and I'm working night shift tonight so not keen on tackling the food shopping by myself on Chrismas Eve with very little sleep.

After the shopping hubby and I made these Tim Tam balls !! So easy and ultra yummy. The picture has a wood veneer and chipboard star from Studio Calico.

I also started on my trifles I'm going to make for Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch at the Fire Station. White chocolate ganache, marscarpone and raspberry trifle (one of Donna Hay's recipe). I'm making 6 mini ones in glasses for the three of us (two serves each!) and a huge one for Christmas Day. I made this for the first time last year and we all just adored it. So much more practical (in summer in Queensland) and delicious than plum puddings.

I printed the writing onto the photo using my own font (from Jessica Sprague website a few years ago) and added the Freckled Fawn letter wood veneers.

Date card is from Teresa Collins with a wood veneer frame. A little strip of gold star washi and enamel dots along the bottom of the frame. Teal numbers are once again coated with Glossy Accents. Day stamp from Ali Edwards stamped with black Stazon.

Completed page in my album.

Simple and done.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.


You can find me on Instagram as @bluepondbee, Pinterest as Beth Patfull @gpirate and I will also be linking up to Ali Edwards December Daily posts on her blog.

This year I am on the design team for The Stamp Spot for documenting our December memories with many other talented members. Stop by these other great blog posts on December Daily:

Michelle Hunter http://www.thestampspot.typepad.com

Tanya Watson http://photosandcrafts.wordpress.com/

Stacey-Lee Collis http://www.getonwithitalready.me

Beck Holder http://beckholder.weebly.com

Melinda Sweetman http://www.melindasweetman.blogspot.com

Amanda Horne http://www.scrapping-our-blessed-life.com/

Bernii Miller http://weekendatberniis.blogspot.com.au

Gabrielle Ingerson http://mostlysunshineandrainbows.blogspot.com.au/

Kirsteen Young http://lifeinthecraftlanek.blogspot.co.uk/

Amanda Miller http://mypladventure.blogspot.com.au

Amy Tangerine http://www.amytangerine.com/blog


December Daily® is a December mini-album project initiated by Ali Edwards that documents the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The simple goal is to capture the spirit of December via one story per day.


Beth xo





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<![CDATA[Day 22. December Daily]]>Thu, 25 Dec 2014 05:08:43 GMThttp://bluepondbee.weebly.com/blog/day-22-december-daily

Quick page today with photos of hubby and son with the Instax.

One thing I am so pleased about this year is having done all the prep work prior to the start of December. I have changed things up from how the album was all laid out initially but it has been such a time saver to just flick through and pick the cards I'm wanting to use on a particular day.

Completed page as it sits in my album.

Date card - Teresa Collins card with Freckled Fawn wood veneer number backed with teal glitter cardstock. Day stamp in black Stazon - stamp from Ali Edwards.

Filler card. This card with pocket was in the kit from The Stamp Spot. I added the gold tag with alphas on it and some wood veneers.

Wood veneer banner from Studio Calico.

Sequin pocket. This is a 4x4 flip flap pocket from Sn@p. I added sequins, left over teal cardstock pieces and some glitter cardstock and some wood veneers.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.


You can find me on Instagram as @bluepondbee, Pinterest as Beth Patfull @gpirate and I will also be linking up to Ali Edwards December Daily posts on her blog.

This year I am on the design team for The Stamp Spot for documenting our December memories with many other talented members. Stop by these other great blog posts on December Daily:

Michelle Hunter http://www.thestampspot.typepad.com

Tanya Watson http://photosandcrafts.wordpress.com/

Stacey-Lee Collis http://www.getonwithitalready.me

Beck Holder http://beckholder.weebly.com

Melinda Sweetman http://www.melindasweetman.blogspot.com

Amanda Horne http://www.scrapping-our-blessed-life.com/

Bernii Miller http://weekendatberniis.blogspot.com.au

Gabrielle Ingerson http://mostlysunshineandrainbows.blogspot.com.au/

Kirsteen Young http://lifeinthecraftlanek.blogspot.co.uk/

Amanda Miller http://mypladventure.blogspot.com.au

Amy Tangerine http://www.amytangerine.com/blog


December Daily® is a December mini-album project initiated by Ali Edwards that documents the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The simple goal is to capture the spirit of December via one story per day.


Beth xo





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<![CDATA[Day 21. December Daily]]>Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:29:35 GMThttp://bluepondbee.weebly.com/blog/day-21-december-daily

Today I caught up with my Brisbane friends and their families for lunch. Fish and chips on the bay. It was well overdue and as always great fun. The kids had a great time playing in the shallows and mud.

Date card - 3x4 vellum with JOY embossed in gold (from TSS kit). I backed it with a teal and white diagonal card. Added a red Zing embossed wood veneer number from Freckled Fawn and stamped the day in black Stazon.

The other pocket has a clear transparency with white writing from Studio Calico. I just added some Freckled Fawn washi tape, a cardstock piece with the CHEERS TO FRIENDS from Ali Edwards Week in the Life kit and stapled it to the card.

I decided to use a page protector with twelve 2x2 pockets as an insert. I added photos from the day, some digital stamps from my collection from Ali Edwards, some transparencies, wood veneer stars and stickers from Teresa Collins design. Really like how it turned out.

Front of insert.

Other side of insert.

Day 21 page.

As it sits in my album. Getting very full !!

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.


You can find me on Instagram as @bluepondbee, Pinterest as Beth Patfull @gpirate and I will also be linking up to Ali Edwards December Daily posts on her blog.

This year I am on the design team for The Stamp Spot for documenting our December memories with many other talented members. Stop by these other great blog posts on December Daily:

Michelle Hunter http://www.thestampspot.typepad.com

Tanya Watson http://photosandcrafts.wordpress.com/

Stacey-Lee Collis http://www.getonwithitalready.me

Beck Holder http://beckholder.weebly.com

Melinda Sweetman http://www.melindasweetman.blogspot.com

Amanda Horne http://www.scrapping-our-blessed-life.com/

Bernii Miller http://weekendatberniis.blogspot.com.au

Gabrielle Ingerson http://mostlysunshineandrainbows.blogspot.com.au/

Kirsteen Young http://lifeinthecraftlanek.blogspot.co.uk/

Amanda Miller http://mypladventure.blogspot.com.au

Amy Tangerine http://www.amytangerine.com/blog


December Daily® is a December mini-album project initiated by Ali Edwards that documents the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The simple goal is to capture the spirit of December via one story per day.


Beth xo





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<![CDATA[Day 20. December Daily]]>Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:29:57 GMThttp://bluepondbee.weebly.com/blog/day-20-december-daily

Work Christmas party. Slept the morning after my last night shift. Met up with some work mates around the corner from home and then onto the work party. Was a great night relaxing and laughing with work mates.

Date card - a clear transparency with a wood veneer number embossed with teal Zing. Day stamped on white card with black Stazon ink. This is the other side of the stars pocket from Day 19.

This pocket card was made with washi and glitter tape from The Stamp Spot kit and from my stash. Added the alphas from Teresa Collins.

Completed page (not the best quality photo - night need to upgrade my iPhone to a 6!!)

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.


You can find me on Instagram as @bluepondbee, Pinterest as Beth Patfull @gpirate and I will also be linking up to Ali Edwards December Daily posts on her blog.

This year I am on the design team for The Stamp Spot for documenting our December memories with many other talented members. Stop by these other great blog posts on December Daily:

Michelle Hunter http://www.thestampspot.typepad.com

Tanya Watson http://photosandcrafts.wordpress.com/

Stacey-Lee Collis http://www.getonwithitalready.me

Beck Holder http://beckholder.weebly.com

Melinda Sweetman http://www.melindasweetman.blogspot.com

Amanda Horne http://www.scrapping-our-blessed-life.com/

Bernii Miller http://weekendatberniis.blogspot.com.au

Gabrielle Ingerson http://mostlysunshineandrainbows.blogspot.com.au/

Kirsteen Young http://lifeinthecraftlanek.blogspot.co.uk/

Amanda Miller http://mypladventure.blogspot.com.au

Amy Tangerine http://www.amytangerine.com/blog


December Daily® is a December mini-album project initiated by Ali Edwards that documents the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The simple goal is to capture the spirit of December via one story per day.


Beth xo





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