Monday, May 31, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Whitewash Core'dinations cardstock. The clouds were cut from the white side of the cardstock and inked blue around the edges. You can just barely see the amazing texture on the front side of this collection. To create the dunes, I tore the cardstock revealing the green core. And then for the grass stalks, I tore some small strips and twisted them so that you can see both colors.
magenta Core Essentials. I embossed it with Cuttlebug's fleur de lis embossing folder and then lightly sanded the surface to reveal the white core.
Core'dinations Gemstone cardstock. I thought the pearlescent finish was just perfect for my waves. They are embossed with Cuttlebug's circles folder. Very splashlike, don't ya think?
Core'dinations has a huge collection of cardstocks in multiple colors and finishes. It is heavy duty and has so many possibilities. You can see many more amazing ways to use this product at Imaginisce's blog HERE and the Core'dinations blog HERE. And....both manufacturers are having GIVEAWAYS! Don't miss out on the goodies.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
As you can see, Janet gave me some wonderful paper this month! Green at Heart by Basic Grey. LOVE it! In addition to the paper, I got the coordinating sticker sheet, a strip of Prima Bloomers, a Pink Paislee Artisan Element frame, and some Bo Bunny brads. Loved it all!
For my Pink Paislee artisan frame, I doused it with Ranger Ink's Alcohol Ink. It just soaked it up and turned into a deep copper color. So rich. I made those flowers: one from punched scallops layered on top of each other and the other from punched circles attached to the back of a button.
Two more of my handmade flowers clustered together with some of the coordinating stickers. How cute are those little critters? I also added in some Pink Paislee Bella brads that I had left over from another project. Janet has those in the store, too.
I used my Making Memories Slice Animal Crackers cartridge to cut this butterfly. I used one of the coordinating Basic Grey sticker stackers for its center. And then I used about half a tin of Bo Bunny brads for its trail
Hope all those Treasured Memories girls had a great meeting! And I can't wait to see all their fabulous layouts (hint! hint!). Mine is going to be all boxed up and sent off to the store this week, so Janet can put it on the wall.
And if you haven't signed up for the Treasured Memories Rayne Forest crop, Janet still has a few spots left. You can find all the details as well as online sign-up HERE. See you there!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Trish Harwick - USA
Renata Moni - Brazil
Suzanne Torr - England
Myia Manghum - USA
Yuka Hino - Japan
Jenn DiPaolo - Canada
Annelie Maddock - New Zealand
Julia Stainton - Canada
Avina Lim - Australia
Edith Ezanno - Canada
Susan Goetter - USA
Aphra Bolyer - USA
Annette Lose - Australia
Jennifer Shaw - Canada
Kerryn Lawson - Australia
Helena Johansson - Sweden
Tanya Tahir - Australia
Stephanie Hart - Canada
Kaori Watanabe - Japan
Marielle LeBlanc - Canada
Wati Basri - Singapore
Patti McCarthy - Canada
Nicole Nowosad - Canada
July Gaceta - Philippines
Jill Sarginson - Canada
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
HERE by Friday, May 21st at midnight CST telling me what part of this kit makes you the most happy and you will win an American Crafts Memory Marker in your choice of Chestnut or Charcoal. You can see them in the store HERE.
Have a great day!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Spring Fest Egg Hunt: Here's my little cutie posing for the camera after a rowdy egg hunt down at the neighbor's house. This "Enjoy Life" collection is an oldie (Spring 2009) but a goodie. And I was thrilled to finally get to use it. The colors and whimsical spring flowers were just perfect for my Easter layout.
Well, as you can see, I did a lot of fussy cutting. I loved the flowers and really wanted to layer them. I added in some neutrals, book paper and corrugated cardboard (Yes, from the Starbuck's coffee collar!). My little butterfly trails are just loops of embroidery floss held down with tiny glue dots. Lots of fun!
Thanks for stopping in today! Still working on the Paper Poppy sneaks, so I hope you'll stop back by soon to see them. Let me just say zebra print and bright vintage papers. Eeeek!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I love all the soft, feminie colors and botanical patterns. In fact, one of the papers is called "Botanical." It is from that sheet that I cut all the flowers you see. Then I stacked and layered and pop-dotted them to give the card some dimension. I added a little hand-stitching and paper curling to really make it come to life.
My favorite part, though, is the finished inside. I like to add a journaling spot to the inside, so my family can write a little note to the recipient. To finish it off, I added a few more of the flowers . . . you just can't have enough of those.
Now, if I can just find the perfect gift, I'll be all set! ;)
See you soon!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Just Singing in the Swing: My little guy loves his backyard swing. He is content to just sit there and talk and sing to himself and enjoy our little slice of nature.
The background is Sky's the Limit "Follow the Cloud." I cut out some of the clouds, adorned them with a tied button, and popped them up as embellishments. LOVE them! The paper strips were cut straight from two sheets of paper, "Love Birds" and "Get the Camera."
The sun was cut from Enjoy Life "Slow Motion." I chalked the edges and outlined it to make it really pop. The tree, bird, and birdhouse are die cuts from the Whooooo Loves You? line. Don't you love those oversized die cuts? To give them a little dimension, I added some buttons and brads.
Since I didn't have any fabulous My Little Shoebox chipboard alphas (*sniff*sniff*), I added the next best thing--some American Crafts Thickers chipboard alphas in mustard.
Thanks for stopping by today! I have all kinds of scrappy stuff up my sleeve to share in the next couple of weeks . . . Treasured Memories May Layout, more My Little Shoebox, and Paper Poppy sneaks. Hope to see you soon!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Dipping Eggs: My two sons had such a great time dying Easter eggs. They actually sat still, were patient, shared (*gasp* I know...gotta record that!), and even smiled for the camera. Gold star day, ladies!
I learned a great little trick from my friend Frances. She outlines and backs just about everything that goes on her layout. That's why all her embellishments just pop off the page. Beautiful! I backed all the chipboard pieces with navy cardstock. Without it, they just didn't really show up. But now, I think they make such a grand statement.
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back soon with some Paper Poppy sneaks.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I covered the chipboard parenthesis with one of the patterns and grounded my title with the lined pattern. I also sanded the Core'dinations cardstock to reveal the alphas.
Here you can see more chipboard (house and tree). I used the wood paper as shingles and a planter box on the little house. I cut up the Prima fern and flower bouquet to create bushes and flowers for the planter box. The house and tree trunk are covered with more Core'dinations, lightly sanded to show the red core. The fruit on the tree was created with biscuits and Kaisercraft blue bling. And I used the amazing Treasured Memories trinket as the smoke coming out of the chimney. That's the most beautiful smoke ever!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Aren't those colors delicious? I had such a good time mixing and matching all the different My Little Shoebox lines that I've been able to get my hands on. Pure bliss, I tell ya!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Catchin Waves: My oldest son bought a $2.00 inflatable ring with handles and rode waves on it for hours each day. He loved every minute of it. Pure joy on his face. I took about fifty photos of just that one event and these are the best of the bunch. I love the water splashing against the floatie and the cool sun shades.
I decided that I wanted to make a large paper piecing (or two) for this layout, so I used the coral colored paper to create a starfish. To imitate its little suckers, I added some coral bling. (Can you tell that I can't WAIT to get my hands on the i-Rock tool?) To give the page a little movement, I added some sea weed and cute puffy sticker fish. And I was super excited to get to finally use the Me and My Big Ideas glittered alphas that I got at Michael's about two years ago. Don't they match perfectly? Love it when my stash comes in handy.
Splash Pad: My husband took my kids to the splash pad in our local city park. He knew that I wouldn't want to miss the chance to scrapbook such a fun time, so he took about 75 photos for me. I was most fascinated by these three pictures of the water tower.
Best Fishes Birthday Card: My sweet little red-headed baby boy turns three today, so I made him a silly little card that he will love.
My water splashes were cut from a sheet of Gemstone Core'dinations blue cardstock that I embossed with my Cuttlebug bubbles folder.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll be back soon with my Treasured Memories layout and later this month with more Splash Dance. Hope to see you then!