May 13, 2009

Making Some Vintage Style Jewelry

Here is a little bit of what I've been up to. I went on a bead kick a while back and I had the urge to pull out the tools and "fix" a necklace I had made before and wasn't happy with. It is so EASY to make your own jewelry! It always looked so hard, but it's really not. Some of the stuff I've made I would not wear, but I would actually wear this one.

Beads and Chain: Blue Moon Beads

May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Today, I woke up to a wonderful homemade breakfast care of my special husband and children. But this is quite usual, as my hubby likes to take care of us in this way. I am one lucky woman.

To all the other mothers out there, Happy Mother's Day!

I am sharing a layout I created about me! What a surprise....I don't think I've ever really done this or done it well. First off, I have a hard time finding an image of myself....I am the camera person in my house, so there are plenty of images of everyone else, none of me. This picture was taken last year at ScrapFest during a class with Jenn Star.

This layout also came out of a challenge given to the Lisa's Scrap Shack Team.


Design a project that represents you. Use colors and patterns that express your personality and express you best.

I hope that what you see in this layout can give you some insight into who I am, not only by the journaling, but the messy, layered, distressed elements presented. My favourite colours are throughout, blue, chocolate brown and pink.


Paper: Bo-Bunny - Love Shack - Funky

Paper: Fancy Pants - Delight - Thoughtful

Paper: WRMK - Tiffany's

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

Flowers: Prima - Artful Collage - Raphael

Rub-ons: WRMK - Rub On’s - Tiffany’s Color

Markers: Copic

Bye for now. :)

May 4, 2009

Hello....My First Stamping Bella

At ScrapFest this year, I was so happy to find some Stamping Bella stamps that I have been admiring for some time. Here is my first Stamping Bella card! It is called Happy Neighborhood. I pulled out my Copics to make it all nice and colourful. :)
Stamps - Stamping Bella (Happy Neighborhood), Sentiment from Cornish Heritage Farms (hello - Kim Hughes)
Markers - Copic
Corner Rounder Punch
From Lisa's Scrap Shack:
Well...I am off to attend to Mom duties. Have a wonderful beginning to the week.

May 2, 2009

A Box Came This Week....

....from Lisa's Scrap Shack. This time, there were extra goodies for me to play with c/o Lisa which was exciting. I played with this adorable Prima Marketing Inc. paper to make a quick and easy card for a friend.

Imagine, a card using only one little stamp! How easy! This paper lends itself well to a card that creates a cute scene just by cutting a strip.

Supplies from Lisa's Scrap Shack:

Paper: Prima Marketing (My Mommy and Me), WRMK (Blue)

The card below also came together quite nicely by using a rub-on ice cream cone for the main focus. And it looks so yummy! I went around the edges with a light blue Copic marker, then again with the blender pen to make the edges softer.Supplies from Lisa's Scrap Shack:

Paper: WRMK (Tiffany)
Rub-ons: Imaginisce (Summer Lovin)
Markers: Copic
Cardstock: Core'dinations Whitewash

Hope everyone enjoyed their Saturday!