Monday, December 29, 2008

Hope, Love & Faith for the New Year

Very pleased with the range of papercrafting projects I did this year
but My favourite creation of all for 2008 -
 is this handmade flap album
 for a very inspirational scrapper pal :

Here's wishing all of us a better year ahead in 2009 ! 

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. 

Marcel Proust

 Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

Denis Waitley

Doubt sees the obstacles
faith sees the way.
Doubt sees the darkest night
Faith sees the day.
Doubt dreads to take a step
Faith soars on high.
Doubt questions 'who believes?'
Faith answers, 'I.'

Author Unknown

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays !

Happy Holidays & a Blessed Christmas time ahead, bloggers ! 
& Here's to more fun creative times too ! ;-) 

Di Hickman's Card sketch Dec #1 

supply list : Dream Street pp , CI epoxy sticker, Autumn Leaves brads , Bazzill Christmas ribbon

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Di Hickman's card sketch Dec #3

Supplies: Bo Bunny patterned paper and cardstock sticker , CI epoxy sticker , Bazzill Christmas ribbon , Autumn Leaves ribbon . 

Monday, December 15, 2008

Fancy Pants Splendid

After making a load of Christmas pressies I had to take a break ! 
Nothing like the new Fancy Pants Splendid line for a welcomed diversion 
 to make some Valentine's Day cards instead . 

Love the rich red, blue & pink color palette. 

I added Glossy Accents to various parts of the cute animals
 like eyes , teeth etc to add some highlights

Friday, December 12, 2008

Create My Keepsake Winter DT Call

This is such a fun DT call unlike any other . You are asked to create your own kit using certain guidelines & then create 2 projects at least with the kit . Nothing like a fun new challenge to get one creating away !

So here goes my kit & 3 projects .

My kit contents as follows :
Bazzill Dotted Swiss – Deep Sea
Core’Dinations Color Core Cardstock – In the Pink
Core’Dinations Color Core Cardstock - Mango
Patterned Paper:
American Crafts Teen Life Prom Date
American Crafts Teen Talent Show
American Crafts Teen Driver’s Ed
American Crafts Teen Passing Notes
American Crafts Teen Pep Rally
American Crafts Teen Drama Club
Creative Imaginations Light Teal Doily
1 Letter Sized Sheet of Corrugated Black Cardboard

Embellishments :
American Crafts Glitter Letter Stickers – Tiara – Black
American Crafts Glitter Shape Stickers – Tiara Accents – Aqua
American Crafts – Remarks Sticker Book - Transparent Accents - Awesome

Kaiser Scrapbook - Rub On - All Girl

Glitz Design
Frosting – Smile
Frosting – 12” Green strips
Roller Doodles Curls
Pink Alpha Glitter Cardstock Stickers
Die Cuts With A View – Sweet Dessert – Pop –Up stickers
Heidi Swapp XL Photo Corners Black Swirl – 2 pcs
Prima Marketing Inc Journaling Note Spots- Peaches – 5 pcs
Creative Imaginations -Bloom Journaling Frames - 5 pcs
Me & My Big Ideas Bubble Words Icons – 12 pcs
Prima Flowers –Lollipops Blue Sugar
1 yard Bazzill Pom Pom trim – Fussy
1 yard May Arts Ribbon

I edged this layout with some Tattered Rose Crackled Paint for a fun touch here .
She's our oldest niece in the family .
Journaling reads : "Marysa , it took a lot of slow to grow & now you're 16 ! "

for this layout , I used Glossy Accents on parts of the journaling spots for some highlights .
Here the journaling reads :
"Goodbye to dolls, tea sets and bows,
Hello to makeup, telephones & beaus ! "

Here are our youngest nieces & nephew taking some pics as we were leaving Ben & Jerry's not too long ago.
Alas we forgot to take pictures of the yummy ice cream that we had that day !
Some of the journaling recalls the flavors that we tried :
Around the whirled : Choc Chip Cookie , Cheesecake Brownie , Mint Chocolate , Sweet Cream & cookies ( you get the idea ! LOL ! )
To use the black corugated cardboard a little differently -
I simply cut little bits of them for photo corners .
Lots of glitter & dimension on this layout - lots of cut out whirls to frame the pics & I used 4 different colors of stickles on various embellies . I also cut out some stars from the patterned paper & raised them on pop dots .
The glitter on these aqua Tiara thickers is just sooo yummy ! Love them to bits !
Had a tonne of fun creating these !!!
definitely there are leftovers for at least 3 more projects or more !

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Melissa Frances Christmas kit

I got a lot out of this - an envelope gift album , a tin album , an a few

 Christmas cards in various sizes . 

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Origami Gift Box - Scrappers Save Christmas

Over at the Scrapping Outback - Week 4 Christmas project - was to create a Christmas Gift box - origami style .

I used a sequin trim for a ribbon band , with a Maya Road chipboard which has been painted red & then crackle accented, Making Memories Christmas flowers , Q&Co christmas brads. I used BG Wassail pp for the cover.

You can check out this You-tube vide to make it :

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Cosmo Cricket 6x12"gift album

I have never used much Cosmo Cricket before but I liked these papers for the recipient I had in mind & loved how vintage grungy it turned out effortlessly ! 

Monday, December 01, 2008

Sent with Love - Envelope mini album

Class by Catrine over at Bad Girls' Kits . 

I made use of  6x9" envelopes & went to town with the new Tim Holtz Flourish Mask with some Walnut Distress Ink . I loved how the masking technique worked so well with the BG Blitzen papers. It will be hard for me to want to give this away as originally envisioned. 

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thank you , Susan & Mariska !

Heartfelt thanks to Susan for thinking of me for this award : 

"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY -nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! 

& Mariska for this one : 

The rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the Award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs for the Award.
Here are the blogs I'm giving both of these  Awards  to :

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving ! Thankful for You !

Even though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here ,
we want to take this time to remember
all our American friends
as they enter this time of yearly celebration !

Wishing everyone over in America a blessed Thanksgiving !

pic credit : from Chuck Pierce's newsletter

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New findings - Tim Holtz Masks

Had to try out the new Tim Holtz Distress Stickles & Idea-ology Masks .
I stickled the Magistical Memories' Fancy Frame in red & gold.
& inked some Timeworks masks in Walnut Distress Ink.
I forsee lots of fun with these Tim Holtz's masks !
check out his video on how to use them if you haven't !

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Altered Prima Box

I first painted this Prima packaging with red metallic paint & then sprayed it with Copper Maya Mist . I like this white Jenni Bowlin chipboard as it is & didn't do naything to it .
Inside the box I used one pc of mini paper from the Red & Black line .
& I also recycled from the mini bingo card packaging ( adore , faith , grow ).

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Merry Memories - 6x12"album

So pleased with the number of online Christmas resources this year that I found .

This one's from the Bad Girls'Kits 2008 Christmas Workshop with a whooping 22 wonderful ideas to choose from !
This is a class by Cari Fennel.
The original idea uses a Prima 6x12"clear Build a Page album , which I wasn't about to find one yet , so I made do with using a Hambly transparency for the cover & the OA Good Cheer line for the insides.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

He said... she said ...

""So you think we can dance ?""

My DD at her kindergarden graduation concert in 2001 at 6 years old.

Potty people brings to mind He Said ...She said ... or love /relationships kind of topic.

I found this old pic of my DD , & never scrapped much her kindy days if ever, so I had a go here .

I was so tickled by this Sandylion sticker of potty people decided to use the Magistical Memories' Potty People on top of the stickers - the chipboard was inked & I added a Glitz Design metallic pink flourish on the female chippie following the design on the sticker.

other supplies : Sandylion patterned paper , caption stickers , Creative Imagination Journaling spot , Glitz Design rub ons .

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sketch This 75 - Jenni Bowlin - Red/Black Line

This week's sketch was just perfect to try out the Jenni Bowlin Red/Black Line -

I used a mix of new & old pps here , the stars are leftover JB stickers 

New Calendar card , journaling spot

* Heidi Swapp Velvel floral & leaf

One of my top fave sketches of the year - you can use it so many ways - 

& you can add as many fave pattern papers in when you can't  decide which you like most to use  ! 

flip it , rotate it etc ! 

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Marie Antoinette Award

“The Real Person Award”

Here are the rules:

you get the award-give credit to the one who passed it to you and award it to 7 other bloggy friends that you feel are real in who they are.

I am so amazed to receive this award ! ;-)
Mucho thanks to Audrey for thinking of me ! You rock , girlie !

& I happily pass this award on to :


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Papertake weekly challenge - Let it snow

Using Di Hickman's Nov card sketch #3 , Heidi Swapp's Winterfresh line & MM Rouge Paperie Shimmer stickers

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My first canvas/shadowbox project

Align Center

Bought this canvas 2 years ago & finally have a good idea to use it ! lol !

Instructions by Lucy Edson over at Bad Girls' pre-Christmas workshop class.

The original idea is to use 2 5x5'canvas taped together so that they can open etc .

Since I only had one pc of this rectangular canvas & I wasnt going to go look for more
I just used up what I have on hand.

The backside of the canvas became a shadowbox making use of the niche already there !
A very fun & quick project to try for sure !

The canvas side was covered with a piece of 1930s vintage magazine page & then I used the AL chipboard snowflakes as a mask & glimmer misted with Jazz Blue & Snow Angel although the pearlescent shimmer is lost here .

Also used up a Magistical Memories folk star , Anna Griffin dimensional stickers , crystal shreds.

Monday, November 17, 2008

card-a-li-cious challenge 6

this weeks challenge is to use AT LEAST 3 circles on your card

this weeks challenge is to use AT LEAST 3 circles on your card.
This is a gift bag & card set made using instructions from Scrapping Outback's Scrappers Help Save Christmas weekly challenges .

The sheet music is part of the gift card/box template from Scrapping Outback that we can print out .

You can also find sheet music in the current October Afternoon Good Cheer line as well. 

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Time flies when you're having fun !

My third & final project submission for the Magistical Memories 2nd Round Chipboard Artist call.
Will definitely be creating more little projects like cards etc with the remaining chippies leftover !
I used the Fancy Frame again & 2 of the Flutterby-s .
Can't beat crackled effect to add to the vintage look.
I discovered & edited myself into a vintage book !