Jun 30, 2009

Silly Boys - FOR SURE!

What a bunch of silly boys. I think however, they might have been put up to it for the sake of the picture! My sister, the photographer likes to use lots of props and then gets her subjects to do CRAZY things. I think the craziest one I did was to get down to (next to) nothing for a pregnancy shot! NO ONE will ever see those pictures, but they were totally tasteful, only the belly really showing.

The layout above is the outcome of a challenge from The Scrapping Turtle in cute St. Jacob's Ontario. Every month, they have a Mystery Kit Challenge, where you buy a kit for $8.99 (guessing), and you have no idea what's in it. You have to use a bit of everything and upload it to the gallery. What a neat idea! I also happened to adore the contents of the kit.

Bye for now.

Jun 27, 2009

Vacation is Here!!!

That means more play time for me! We did have a busy Saturday with a ballet recital, gymnastics, playing in the sprinkler, filling our little pool in the back, and yet, I still had time to play too. I still have to clean up my mess, but for now, I would love to share what I made over the last couple of days and today with my goodie box from Lisa's Scrap Shack.

Grocery List Clipboard:
I love this project! I used Bo Bunny papers, and lots of glue, and sealed it with 3 coats of spray sealer. In real life, it has a shiny gloss to it. If my husband thinks it's an OK idea, I think I'll hook this on a nail in the kitchen.

Supplies available at Lisa's Scrap Shack
Bo Bunny Patterned Papers - Calypso
Fiskars Punch - Treading Water
Red Cardstock
Dew Drop Inks

Spray Sealer
Dymo Label Maker
Clipboard (Dollarama)

Card and Gift Card Box:
I am calling this my Baby Animals Duo, card and gift card box. I had a lot of fun with this one. I took a used gift box and just covered it with the new Imaginisce papers - Wild Thing. I think I will do more of these little sets, it does help use up scraps! Waste not want not. :)
Supplies Available at Lisa's Scrap Shack
Sentiment Stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms (Kim Hughes Collection)
Twill & Trim

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Jun 25, 2009

Lisa's Scrap Shack Challenge #3

We celebrated Father's Day this year with my Dad and my husband, along with my celebrating my sister's year long educational leave to Australia. She leaves today for teacher's college!

The challenge for Lisa's was to create a Father's Day page with an focus on stamping. I pulled out my Cherry Arte Impressions Calendar to make the calendar, the criss cross stitches (made with an x, and the line to create a little frame in the bottom corner. The DADS was stamped with an older Making Memories foam stamp set that was one of my first scrapbooking purchases! EVER!

I adore these new Jillibean Soup papers! What fun! Most of the colourful cut outs are Jillibean Soup. I pulled out my Distress Inks for this one too.

Oh and look at that cute caterpillar feltie from Sassafras Lass! Those felties are so sweet!

Supplies from Lisa's Scrap Shack:

Cherry Arte Stamp Set
Bo Bunny Paper -Calypso Cut Out Sheet
Jillibean Soup Papers - Cream of Mushroom (Morel Kraft, Shittake), Minestrone (Olive Oil)
Sassafrass Lass Felties

Jun 16, 2009

Lisa's Wedding and My Deer

My friend Lisa got married this past weekend and this was my favourite photo, a moment during the wedding where there was something funny happening. I can't remember what, but Lisa couldn't help flashing us all her gorgeous smile. She was a BEAUTIFUL bride. That person beside her is her wonderful husband Sam. Congrats guys!

And now for some paper crafts. Below is a card I made while at the Crop for the Cure earlier this June. I picked up the deer Snag' Em stamp by Imaginisce at Lisa's Scrap Shack.

Paper: Prima
Stamp: Imaginisce
Markers: Copic
Ribbon: American Crafts
Ink: Memento Ink by Tsukineko
Flowers: Prima
Brads: Making Memories
Sticker: Basic Grey
Dies: Spellbinders

Jun 11, 2009

Lisa's Scrap Shack Challenge #2

Good morning folks!

Lisa from Lisa's Scrap Shack handed us girls on the design team a new challenge and here it is!

Challenge 2 : Its all in the color: Create a Monochromatic project.
Seems like an easy project, but this one was so hard for me! I found it very hard to stick to one colour scheme. You may notice I cheated a tiny little bit by adding some patterned paper that has a dab of pink in it. Forgive me - I couldn't help myself.

Supplies from Lisa's:

Flowers: Petaloo Box Blends - Blue and Teal (green flowers)

Paper: We R Memory Keepers - Tiffany's

Paper: Prima (Mommy & Me)

Paper: Fancy Pants (Whimsy)

Rub-ons: We R Memory Keepers - Rub On’s - Tiffany’s Color

Jun 9, 2009

Dream My Little One....

I just adore this image by Sugar Nellie, she is just so sweet and reminds me of my little girl. With stamped images, we are so lucky that we can change up the colour to suit our card, the patterned paper, and the mood. My little girl below is dreaming. :)

Copic Markers can be found at Lisa's Scrap Shack, $3.99 for the Ciao and $5.99 for the sketch.

TIP: To get that nice surrounding shadow, use a Copic 000 marker (very light shade) and then go over the edges with the blender pen. It will eat away at the light colour and make the shadow varied.


Paper and Brads: Basic Grey
Markers: Copic
Ribbon: Misc.
Dies: Spellbinders (Lisa's Scrap Shack)

Jun 3, 2009

Angel Anya

It has been a while since I last posted, but I have an excuse! I was in sunny Los Angeles...but mainly for work. I was able to visit Hollywood and Universal Studios which was pretty cool. If I ever went back to California, I would probably go to San Francisco and then drive south. :) Downtown LA is really lacking in personality, but the metro system is awesome, so easy to get around, and for a $1.25 one way!!! Love that.

Back to cards and colouring and all that fun stuff. Here is a card I made for fun, just to use this cute stamp from the Greeting Farm (Angel Anya). Isn't she adorable! I drew the cloud myself - I know - I'm such a talented illustrator!
Have a great day!