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.