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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Introducing Guest Designer Bernii Miller

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Hi there Bernii Miller here with you today as a Guest Designer using the gorgeous new dies , embossing folders and brand new paper collection " Vintage Rose Garden" collection for Couture Creations. 

First here is a little about me ..

I am a passionate memory keeper and love it in all forms from scrapbooking, project life through to journaling. There really is nothing more satisfying when my two little children hand me items and ask me to "scrap' it for them. They too can see hoe special it is that mummy creates treasured items for them to pull out and look at over and over again. And they do!! 

I started scrapbooking 10 years ago, and actually stopped scrapping about 2 years after I started. I became really bored with the same old same old products that were out there and found it quite uninspiring. That is till I found the huge community of scrapbookers on the internet and came across Becky Higgins, Heidi Swapp and Elizabeth Kartchner when they were just starting out. I bought and bought and bought so many supplies but they still sat there and collected dust.. It wasn't till the start of last year when I woke one morning and my husband asked me why I was not following my crafting dreams and passions more. I guess being a mother to two small children kinda gets in the way of that. So it was at that moment that I decided to get back into my scrapbooking full throttle instead of it always sitting in the wings and trying to find the time to play. Now I make the time. 

It has taken over my life now .. In a good way. I am always dreaming up ways to make layouts or mini albums and making sure I am always trying to capture both the special and not so special moments in my families lives .
I have been incredibly lucky to be named  a Scrapbooking Memories Master for 2014 ( a long time dream of mine ) and am on the Design Team for BoBunny, Blitsy.com and Scrappy Canary kits.  As much as Scrapbooking is recording memories for me , it also an outlet for me to be creative so I love to experiment, layer and add loads of product that makes me happy..
 


 Hellooooo...



Well today I have an exciting share for you :) 

A little while ago I discovered and delved more into the world of metal dies. I have now been scrapbooking for 10 years and have NEVER owned a manual cutting machine or die ,up until about 3 months ago.. Sad but true.. lol.. I bought a cutting machine about a year ago, but have only used it a handful of times as it is such a muck around for me to set it up and use!! 

So when my dear friend li from the Scrap N Patch gave me her old Cuttlebug ( bless her)  to play with I was totally hooked right away!! I LOVE the fact that I can create something in a matter of seconds and not half an hour like it was taking me on the other machine. 

So long story short , I have been having a blast creating with my Cuttlebug and lots of my new Couture Creations dies and embossing folders.. I have been busy posting these on my Instagram feed and had the lovely Kerrie from Couture Creations contact me and ask if I would be interested in doing a guest post.. Sooo here I am today sharing with you my first guest post for Couture Creations using some of their new dies, embossing folders and their brand new paper range "Vintage Rose Garden" .


A Moment in time layout by Bernii Miller for Couture Creations using  the new Vintage Garden Collection.

This layout was really so fun to create and I knew right away that I wanted to scrap this photo of Abby and myself.. it is one of those photos that makes me smile everytime I look at it so I wanted to create something a little extra with it , as I want to display it in the family rook for all to see. 

I based my layout on using the Splendour die from the Treasures collection and knew right away that I wanted to create a ruffle look. So once I cut the die , I snipped a cut through it and folded the paper till I achieved the "rufflieness" that I was after. 

A Moment in time layout by Bernii Miller for Couture Creations using  the new Vintage Garden Collection.

From there I built my page. I used water colour and the new BoBunny stickable stencils to create the background look. I then used the "Big Rose Aline" paper mainly to fussy cut out the sweet flower clusters. Then to add some extra sparkle I roughly traced over the flowers with some Glitzin' Glamour in Crystalina ... I LOVE that glitter glue!! 

A Moment in time layout by Bernii Miller for Couture Creations using  the new Vintage Garden Collection.

The "Roses & Butterflies" paper also caught my eye and I fussy cut the little butterflies to add to the layout.. I then added more dimension to the flowers by propping under some older  paper flowers. I simply folded them in half and then wedged them under the fussy cut flowers. 

A Moment in time layout by Bernii Miller for Couture Creations using  the new Vintage Garden Collection.


Of course I scattered lots of Ivy and Aurora Vine dies through the flower clusters. Once I cut out the vines though , I used the Asian Wave embossing folder over the top to help add some contrast and dimension.  

A Moment in time layout by Bernii Miller for Couture Creations using  the new Vintage Garden Collection.

Well I had a total blast playing around with all the pretty dies , paper and embossing folders from Couture Creations .

 I hope I have been able to inspire you to play with some Couture  Creations and I have listed below the goodies that I used.. Please if you have any questions leave them in the comments and I will be sure to respond..

Thanks so much for stopping by 

Much love 

Till next time 
Bernii xx 


Couture Creations Supplies Used:
Couture Creations: Vintage Rose Garden Patterned Paper ; 
Couture Creations Dies: 
Couture Creations Embossing Folder: 







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