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We hope to share lots of projects, new products, ideas and inspiration with you.

MME All is Bright Christmas Album

Written by Kristy on . Posted in Christmas/Seasonal

Hi everyone,

It is coming up to Christmas so quickly!  I can't believe it is not that long til December.  This year I want to record a bit more of our holiday traditions and what December is like in my little family (My husband and I have 3 children).  To get myself a bit more organised this year I have already made up a basic mini album using a Little Yellow Bicycle Album kit and a MME All is Bright 6x6 paper pad.  I showed this briefly in the video I made about some of the new products in store in the post What's new in November.  I have kept all the pieces of the pad I didn't use and plan to use some of the bits and pieces for embellishing the album.  

The cover of the album was made using a Prima Stencil and I painted over the stencil with white gesso.  I left this to dry and the sprayed the cover with glimmermist.  To create the inside pages, I sprayed glimmermist onto my kraft mat and used the mist like a paint.  I only painted the surfaces that wouldn't end up covered by the patterned paper.  If you have any questions, or want to know any more details about this project please leave a comment and then check back for the reply.

Thanks for stopping by,




A Big Hello

Written by Stef on . Posted in Blog

Hi Everyone,

We just wanted to say a big hello to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Albany Show.  We had a great time meeting new people and saying hello to the people we already know.  We hope to see you in store soon and will be posting new projects on the blog this week.  Our blog is still under development so we will be be adding more links and will be adding a few more features, including the ability to subscribe to receive blog posts via email.

Thanks for visiting our new blog.


Copic Marker

Written by Stef on . Posted in Cards

It’s Kristy here for my first post on Stef’s new blog.  For anyone who knows me a little they know that copic markers are one of my favourite things, along with photography and chocolate! So it is fitting that my first post would be to give a bit of information about getting started with copic markers.
Here is a card to give you an idea of the effect you can get when colouring with copic markers.

Firstly you need the right type of ink.  As Copic markers are alcohol based they can interact with some of the inks of some stamp pads eg stazon ink, so the best ink for stamping when you want to colour with copics is Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  You can get Memento inks in different colours also.  I sometimes stamp in a brown ink, depending on what kind of look I am wanting to create...

What's New in November

Written by Stef on . Posted in Blog


 Hi Everyone,

There are lots of new products at Southern Stationery and so we thought we would share a few.  It is the beginning of the month so we have the 2 new Kaisercraft ranges (Pickled Pear and Merry & Bright) as well as the new collection that is basically like a Calendar kit.  The new Emboss-It Dabbers from Ranger have come in and Kristy plans to do a video demonstrating how to use this great new product soon.  We have re-stocked the Memory Box Dies and Copic Markers.  

If you haven’t heard, the Seasonal Ranges of the Distress Inks by Tim Holtz have now become a permanent part of the Distress Ink line.  So if you love Distress Inks and like some brighter colours then these will definitely interest you.  We could keep going on as we get new stock all the time but we will stop there.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stef and the girls from Southern Stationey.

Pickled Pear Layout

Written by Stef on . Posted in Scrapbook Layouts

Today I am back with a layout using the brand new Pickled Pear Collection by Kaisercraft.  I loved this background paper when I saw it and knew I wanted to make a layout using it.  I took this photo a month or so ago and even though it isn’t your picture perfect portrait it still makes me smile.  The layout uses lots of the collectables, some prima flowers, some letter tiles from Kaisercraft and the black letter stickers are by Prima.  I also did a bit for stamping using the stamps which are also part of the collection.  Everything came together relatively quickly, which is always good, as sometimes I can take ages to put everything all together!

Supplies: Patterned Papers – Pickled Pear Collection by Kaisercraft, Pickled Pear Collectables, Pickled Pear Stamps, Versafine Onyx Black,  Prima Flowers, Prima Alphabet stickers, Kaisercraft alphabet stickers.

Just Because

Written by Stef on . Posted in Cards

Hi Everyone,

Today’s card features the lovely Indigo Bleu papers by Pink Paiselee and the Flamboyant stamp by Penny Black.  The stamp was coloured directly with distress markers and stamped onto specialty stamping paper.  I pierced the holes using the Tim Holtz Design Ruler to add some visual interest to the card and assembled the card as shown in the photograph.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment if you have any questions about this card.


Supplies: Indigo Bleu Papers by Pink Paislee, Speciality Stamping Paper, Flamboyant Stamp by Penny Black, Bazzil card – Java, Tape by Bella Boulevard, Sentiment stamp by Hero Arts