Thursday, July 31, 2008

CPS #75

Using AC Romance collection pps , ribbon ,crystal stickles, pop dots

Cupcakes have been hot in the stamping world & hasn't been widely seen on pps in SB I dare say ! So I had to grab a couple of papers in this AC Romance line - I was thinking birthday cards for teenage girls mainly ! & I would add the age ( & use up some of those AC Thickers numbers eventually ! ) when we use the card !

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

2 sketches 4 you - Laura Sketch 5

Using New AC Moda Bella collection , Flair adhesive button , AC Puffy & Vinyl shapes, ribbon

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sketch This #60 - Lil Davis Designs

I felt eyelets would make a comeback of sorts this year but haven't jumped on the bandwagon till now . And while I was at it , I also unearthed some Scrapworks Hugs from 3 years ago ! Never used till now !
A little more of my fave die cut flavor of the moment from Lil Davis Designs , CBX Eclectique Journalin spot , MM Mini Shimmer alphas

Monday, July 28, 2008

So Sketchy - Bring a Smile to a Child !

For a card challenge with a difference :
create a MINIMUM of ONE card using the sketches for the SCT's "Bring a Smile to a Child" campaign. Must be birthday themed.
Ally will also do a random draw for a couple of prizes for those taking part in this challenge .
& after creating your cards your may of course donate them by sending to :
"Bring a Smile to a Child"c/o Scrapbook & Cards Today139 Church St.Markham, ON
L3P 2M2
Canada .

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Another Sketch Site for Inspo - Creatively Yours

More Sketch sites from Canada to explore :
Try out the latest card or layout sketch by Noella or even take part in their DT call !

SEI Poppy card using Card Sketch #9

other supplies : Kaiser Craft bling , One Heart One Mind Rub On , AC Thickers

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Bazzill Basics - Dotted Swiss Cardstock, Pom Poms , Tulle etc

So little heard about Bazzill Basics these days ?

I was happy to learn of their swiss dotted CS - & textured like the Cuttlebug embossing but on 12x12 !!!) as I thought & the colors are different from the Bo Bunny Double Dotted series which are very bright !

Finally pom pom trims are going to be more affordable soon & in a better size than what one can find at haderdashery sections ( ours here can cost a whooping US$ 10 + per yard compared to US$0.75 that Maya Road said they would retail theirs for ! )

& perhaps Bazzill is going to make tulle more than sought after when they hit the stores by the yard ! woohoo !

see here on their website .

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Di Hickman's card sketch July #3

Supplies : Sandylion Licorice collection pps, WRMK White Out Dimensional tags , Sakura Aqua Glaze pEN

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

2 sketches 4 you - Kazan Sketch 5

Supplies : Heather Bailey FreshCut Collection - pp, journaling tag , chipboard shapes; Doodlebug Design Swiss Dot pp, ATB Large Brad, K &Co sticker
I heard on the CHA Summer 2008 grapevine that Bazzill will produce Swiss Dotted cardstock ( with dotted texture !!! )

Sketch This #59

Supplies : Karen Foster Stickers , Chatterbox Eclectique stickers & brad, Lil Davis Castaway Die Cut CS, Jenni Bowlin Journaling tickets, May Arts Velvet Ribbon .
So many die cut cardstocks out there , so little time to use them all !
Lil Davis Designs are my latest acquisitions .

Monday, July 21, 2008

Random chaos 24

this weeks challenge if you decide to take it is:
-handwritten journaling
-2 or more journaling cards, spots, etc. ( esty, martha stewart, heidi swapp---etc)
-stickers of some sort.
Inspired by the MM sewing challenge ( which has very clear instructions on how to sew on your layouts ) , I decided to put some of my large DMC thread collection to some use & was so happy that there was very little left of the Jewel Effects thread by the time I finished sewing around the scalloped CS !
Also tried using some scalloped mesh here behind the MM CS.

had some fun adding some pearl stamens( think that's what they're called ) to my hand cut blossom !

Supplies : Doodlebug Design Flocked CS , MM Scalloped CS , Heather Bailey Fresh Cut Collection , Heidi Swapp Journaling Spot, AC thickers, based on a sketch by Shawna .

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Triple the Sketch - Special CHA Sketch

Supplies : Lil Davis Castaway collection - die cut CS , flowers, felt shapes ; Chatterbox Eclectique alphas, icon , brads; Chatterbox artsyliciousFine Lacquered Paper in Alabaster; Paper Salon Sticker, Pink Paislee die cut pp,

Saturday, July 19, 2008

More CHA Summer 2008 Buzz

Off Flickr : Check out over 400 pics of CHA on Shopping Diva's photostream!!!
KI Memories doesn't seem to have a tonne of new releases , especially with Love, Elsie taking a break from this Summer CHA .

However they are still raising a notch with their new lace cardstocks -
adding glitter to the oomph factor !

Check out the DT layouts on the KI blog for CHA !

Pink Paislee has a short vide of Day 1 at CHA .

Check out Craft Critique's Fave pics of Day 1 -
October Afternoon's Night Line collection seems to be a little different from what they've released so far .

Friday, July 18, 2008

CHA Summer 2008 Fever !

Based on actual booth pics taken so far :
Making Memories --- will have a monochromatic line in 4 different colors called Paperie

SEI --- will have 7 new paper lines - Oasis , Alpine Frost , Black Orchid , Windsor , Glitzmas !!expect more metallic foiling, shimmer ,flock , some in very rich Autumn colors , spot embossing etc & new WORD albums !!!
Creative Cafe ---has the cuuuutest puffy butterflies around !
Creative Imaginations - has a tonne of new lines ( thankfully they are not all releasing at the same time - some in October etc )
For little boys -- a LEGO City line !!!

More Die Cut cardstocks in new shapes from various product lines ( Art Warehouse , more lace cardstock , die cut CS with doily like lace - yummms !!! etc )
My top fave still remains Pink Paislee at the moment
( the most innovative to me
it just shows you don't need every color of the rainbow in the new fonts !!!)
Least fave - Basic Grey -
they no longer surprise with each new release .
Beautiful designs nevertheless.
My most underrated brand - Crate Paper .
Check out their cursive fonts -each of the 3 lines have their own !!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Di Hickman's card sketch July #3

Supply List : DCWV Nana's Kids CS, 3 Bugs in A Rug Celebrate sticker

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sketch This #58 - Chatterbox / Creative Cafe

Supplies : Creative Cafe Die Cut CS , Chatterbox Eclectique Journaling spot, Icons , & alpha sticker; Chatterbox Chocolate Artylicious Chipboard Alphas, Sakura Aquaglaze pen.

The photo with the blue tint was also pop dotted. 

I've just discovered doing partial tinting of pics & am having lots of fun trying out all kind of effects on less than perfect photos. I pixellated the background of the other pic has I didn't like the hair salon background so much & discovered this new effect . 

Using a little of all my current fave things ! lol. including the packaging .

2 sketches 4 you - Laura Sketch 4

Making more Pink Paislee Spring Fling cards .
The above using 2 Sketches 4 You Laura's sketch this week .
Check out the Paper Popsicle's kit prize for the winning card this week !

Monday, July 14, 2008

So Sketchy ! July Sketch #27

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Here's another sketch blog to discover - new layout & card sketches to try every month & a fabulous new design team to check out !
Using mostly Heather Bailey except for the KI Lace CS & Kaiser Pearls .
The Bird Die Cut is a peek-a- boo journaling spot where you can write .

Saturday, July 12, 2008

A first time scrap project by a 14 year old !

This is a 9x14" layout that my 14 year old niece created for
her school art project last weekend .
All the photo & paper flower cutouts were mainly done by her
with a little help from her 13 year old cousin.
Glitz Design Sublime papers for the background ( supplied by me )
otherwise the Pink Paislee & Heather Bailey embellies are hers .
She has good taste !
Design pointers from me but otherwise she executed everything .
Features a few hidden journaling tags to write about her BIG family
& more index pics in a little accordion album at the corner .

I wonder what her art teacher's gonna say .

Friday, July 11, 2008

Di Hickman's card sketch July #2

Supply List : Core'Dinations CS, Heidi Grace pp , Glitz Design eye candy chipboard stickers , Dejaviews Wonderful Words sticker

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Surprize ! Sur-prize ! This layout is going to CHA Chicago !!!

What an awesome surprise for me at 12 midnite our time here last nite !!!!!!!!
This layout gets to go to CHA Chicago & be seen from next week !
In no small part due to massive mouse click power - FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD - not just from tiny Singapore ! hey hey ! I've just realised today !!!
I have so many web angels to thank & am forever indebted to for this !!!
The kindness of total strangers will never cease to amaze me
& there are too many to even begin to name here ...
Truly each & every vote counted ! Precious !!!!!
Heartfelt thanks to each & everyone of you who voted for me !!!
You can count on my vote too for a future similar situation !
Having gone thru' this & living to tell !!!!LOL !
Using Glitz Design Sublime Strawberry & Wacky Stripe pattern papers as the starting point.
Worked in some new KI Bloom Frosty Lace CS - Twirl White ( no one makes lace CS like KI ! ) , AC Thickers Shoebox , MM Noteworthy 2 shimmer alphas , Some Doodlebug Design Boutique Brads .
Added some journaling out the the Glitz Design eye candy feathered friend's mouth : "My pics do not capture well how sweet you really are ! "
Couldn't resist adding a RIO Bazzill Edge.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Sketch This #57

Janelle's sketch layouts are amongst my top faves to work with .
Just makes creating a breeze !
& don't forget to check out this week's DT awesome samples!
Do give them a go if you haven't already !
Supplies : MM 12x12 Die Cut Stamp , MM Animal Crackers Jack journaling sticker, AC Thickers LAX , Fontwerks Stamps , Prima Voila Art Felt Die Cut , Chatterbox bling, DCWV chipboard .
I used the number 0 instead of an o in the title - since number alphas hardly get used in my stash .

Monday, July 07, 2008

Pink Paislee Spring Fling Card creations for ScrapCity GDT

I couldn't wait to cut into my GDT kit for Scrapcity .
It had , to my delight, Pink Paislee Spring Fling papers in it, which I've yet to create with
( I only had 2 sheets of PP alphas before this )
& so I went a little bird happy with whatever I had on hand.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Creative Scrappers' Guest Designer for Sketch #7

Based on a Becky Fleck sketch

Papers used : Creative Imaginations Bloom CS , SEI Poppy pp , Hambly transparency , Core'Dinations CS .
Other supplies : Prima Whispered Words Flocked Alphas
Check out Deanne's( the other featured Guest Designer - & Sisterhood of Scrap fame ! ) & the DT's wonderful layouts too !
Creative Scrappers is on the lookout for more weekly Guest Designers .
If you would like an opportunity, do join in their current sketch contest !
There's always something to inspire you over there - from their weekly sketch challenges for layouts & cards to contests !

Friday, July 04, 2008

As seen In Scrapstreet Jul '08 issue

Check out this month's issue with some new features on journaling , finding new inspiration or discovering more about design !

Celebrating the Red, White & Blue still :

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Happy 4th of July ! - TTS #14

Happy 4th of July to all our American friends !

Wishing you a Fourth of July
filled with moments to cherish !
And so using the latest sketch over at TTS , my take using red,white & blue ! lol

using mainly SEI Poppy line -
lots of metallic & pearl finishing in this one

My Sketch World June Card Sketch #2

Supplies : CI epoxy stickers, Prima pp , Bazzill Just the Edge , Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, VersaMagic Ink , MM brads

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Sketch This #56

Everything used is from the Heather Bailey Freshcut line except for the Heidi Swapp mirror heart , Autumn Leaves Cute World button & pom pom trim .

I also added cotton candy liquid pearl & stickles to the felt & pp , glitter glue for added texture. Love that heart shaped mirror ! I added a HB rub on to it as well .