Thursday, April 28, 2011

My new embossing die!!

Well, I have just realised, that I am really into the pinks and blues, and pastels at the moment. I created this card to say thanks to a host! I don't often do these colours, and I love the result. I embossed the card with the new ROUND DANCE die, then coloured parts of the design in with my chalks-jewel tones. I die cut a scallop and placed a Kaszazz flower and button on top. It then needed a sentiment, and of course a little bling and ribbon. It would make a nice baby card too I thought. If you would like any more info on the products used or technique, let me know!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tim Holtz dies

Well I scored a couple of awesome dies when I subscribed to Scrapbook Creations Mag. I was only able to use the woodgrain one in my Ezy Press embossing machine. I teamed it up with some distress inki of course, and yet another vellum flower, and I am pretty happy with the result! This was a thank you card to one of my Hosts!

On my desk this week....

More lovely distressed projects. I have a few new Tim Holtz distress colours!MMMM. A friend gave me a lovely card blank with an embossed inpression and this is what I did with it! I ran the inkpads directly over the embossed design, then used the blending tool with 2 colours around the edges.I sprayed my Kaszazz flowers with Smooch spritz-vanilla, and popped some of the new buttons in the middle and a few on the card front. I then smeared some ice stickles over the embossed design and finished off with a sentiment and a little string!
I have also been reminded that Easter is nearly here so I have made a little tag, and will make a few more which I will attatch to small bags with eggs for the kids & friends!

Friday, April 15, 2011


I'm so thankful to the lovely Lynette who tagged me in the List of Fours and invited me to play too. Interesting!!!

Here are a few things you may not know ...

Four Shows you Watch!
1. Neighbours
2. Big Bang Theory
3. Friends
4. Everybody loves Raymond

Four things you are Passionate about!
1. My Family & friends
2. My Kaszazz Business
3. Crafting and Photography
4. Life

Four words/phrases you say alot!
1. Let's go guys, we're running late
2. Settle down
3. Where did the time go?
4. I'm tired!

Four things you have learnt about the past!
1. IT became the past very quickly!
2. I wouldn't change a thing
3. Life just makes you stronger
4. It's all part of the journey! Make it count!

Four places you would like to go!
1. Cape York
2. London for my Sister's Wedding
3. Canada
4. New Zealand

Four things you did yesterday!
1. Rang my new boss on my 3rd day of work to say I couldn't come in due to sick child.
2. Made a birthday card
3. Spoke to a client
4. Tried to have a nap with sick child-it didn't happen!

Four things you are looking forward to!
1. Holiday with our new camper trailer
2. Cooler weather
3. No more rain
4. Growing my Kaszazz business

Four things you love about spring!
1. Birds chirping
2. sunshine
3. Baby animals
4. Less humidity

Now 4 people to tag along!

Helen- although we don't see much of each other, we were destined to cross paths, and thankfully we manage to keep in touch through blogs, and craft!

Liss-My blog friend who I haven't visited for awhile, but is one very inspiring photographer & amazing Mum!

Dannielle- who's you tube videos have also been an inpiration to me and I'm sure many other consultants, great stuff Dannielle!

and Fiona another lovely Kaszazz consultant, who's blog is very eye catching & whom I may have to ask for a few blog tips!

Please go and check out all these talented and lovely ladies and share the blog land lovin!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My blog award!!!

I was so excited to find this wonderful award waiting for me when I checked my blog yesterday. It's from a fellow Kaszazz consultant, Kelly at Thanks Kelly, you made my day!!!

This award was created for bloggers who have fewer than 300 followers, but who put a lot of love and heart into their work. It's a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you want to share with others.

As a recipient of this award I must share the love and pay it forward by:
1. Creating a post where you blog about the Liebster award and reveal your 3 - 5 blog picks.
2. Let those people know you have chosen them.
3. Copy and paste the blog award onto your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will rally and show their crafty love back out to those you awarded.
5. Finally - Have Fun!!!!!!

Choosing only 3 - 5 worthy blogs isn't as easy it is should be - but I have finally choosen:

My wonderful Team Leader, Karen at

Karen has just had some lovely projects accepted by Kaszazz..

The very talented Simone at Check out Somone's fantastic you tube videos, I have been very inspired by them...

And Rachel at Rachels blog is looking great, go and check it out!

Go on and check them all out, very inspiring, thanks ladies to all of you for your inspiration!

Ezy Press and distressing

Well, this project has been a work in progress for the last few months and finally I got them finished a little while ago. I call them my EZY PRESS DISTRESSED & EMBOSSED MY GIRL TAGS.
I have used white card, the Ezy Press Miss you die, the Frame it circle & scallop dies, My Girl rub ons, Funky Blooms papers, punches,music stamp, plastic sheets & of course good old Tim Holtz distress inks. I die embossed the card first, then rubbed the Perfect medium ink pad over the embossed design & sprinkled with silver embossing powder. Using a small paint brush, I dusted off parts of the powder, but wanted a real shabby design. I am really happy with the end result! It all began from having a few of the pre-cut lace border pieces hanging around on my desk. I have submitted these, so fingers crossed!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Playing with distress inks again!!

Copyright Tania Ballestrin 2011

I am soo in love with my distress inks, blending tool and those gorgeous little vellum flowers I told you about a few posts ago. Look what I have come up with this time. I started with a blue card, Milled lavendar, Tea dye and Dried Marigold inks. I blended the edges and did some stamping with the Reasons, Seasons stamp and the tree fern stamp around the edges, in milled lavendar. Then, Idecided to get out the design adhesives and Designer foils. I am so happy with this result, I will be submitting this one! (Did I say how addicted I am to those little vellum flowers??? So easy to make!)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Frame it- Quick kits!

Check out the NEW Funky Forest Frame it kits from Kaszazz. Each kit gives you all the bits you need to make these two adorable frames.Plus, there's enough leftovers in there to create more beautiful projects.If you would like any more info. or to purchase something from the Kaszazz catalogue, please email me at
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