Friday, February 27, 2009

My Creative Scrapbook Lift the DT

My Creative Scrapbook is having a Lift their DT challenge 
until Mar 15th. 

I *heart* Gabrielle Pollaco's work 
so it was a good excuse 
to have the artistic licence
 to create in her style . lol ! 
& also to dive right into  using 
my new Prima stash. 

Using Prima's new Flirty Little Secrets patterned papers ( love this paper to bits !!! ) , new velvet cabbage rose on top of  an artistry floral, Black Say It in Pearls & corner crystals , petite vine & butterfly. 

Also AC Puffy Thickers Rainboots , Buttons Galore Timeless love buttons , GCD Flocked paper - Paris Nights Louve , Maya Road Vintage Trinket pins . 

This is one of my fave pics (taken 16 years ago during my outdoor  bridal photoshoot ) 
 & never scrapped before ! 

Thursday, February 26, 2009

DI Hickman's Feb card sketch #4

Supplies: DCWV ALL Dressed Up glittered cardstock, chipboard and brad, Core'dinations cardstock , Kelly Panacci Rub On Sentiment

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches #5

supplies : MM flower patch 6x6 pad, AC foam flowers , Kaiser pearls , Kelly Panacci Rub on , Bazzill cardstock 

There's a sweet  RAK to play for again this week . 
Do come over and have a browse, get inspired by the 
different card ideas by the  DT
& play along !

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Challenges 2 Challenge U

There's always a challenge available to get some mojo going . 
Did this layout for their hidden journaling challenge .


I handcut a tag from one of the SF Anthem - Wall of Fame paper- 
& used the back of the tag to write my journaling. 

Another pic from 2000 for the scrap album ! 

Photo was matted unto Jillibeansoup Cream of Mushroom Portobello 
kraft paper ( gotta love their product names !
& I did a bit of cutting around the giraffe on the right of the pic
 & raised parts of it on foam pads for some dimension. 

other supplies : CI Signature Line foam glittered alphas , Autumn Leaves Foo Fa La buttons , 
Sketch by Julie Bonner.

for Sassafras Lass papers !!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

As Seen on Sassafras Lass' blog

I love the idea of mixing the Jillibean Kraft papers 
with the new Sassafras Lass papers .

Digging out pics from 10 years ago now to see if I can scrap them with the new Sass ! 

Supplies : Sassafras Lass Jungle Bungle pps & cardstock stickers , Jillibean Fresh Mint Kraft paper, Creative Imaginations Glittered Foam Stickers - Signature Collection
 ( because we can never have enough fonts in every size or material !lol !  ) 

for Sassafras Lass papers !!!!

This layout can be seen over at Sassafras Lass' blog too.
Post them a link to your creations using their latest & greatest -
 they wanna see ! 

LOTD at CMK - 20 Feb '09

New Dream Street Lullaby Little Star pp , Sassafrass Lass Vintage Yummy cardstock stickers, pp & ribbon die cut paper , 
CI glittered alphas - Signature Line - fave font find of the week !!!, Maya Road Vintage pearl pin, Kaiser pearls & bling, Sketch This 78.

I didn't think I would like the latest Dream Street papers until I saw the Lullaby & MJ lines . 
(Their catalog pics certainly don't do them justice ! ) 
. Then some lightbulbs went off . ;-) 

DD at 3 years old - More than 10 yrs ago .

LOTD at CMK's gallery. 

P/s : Sassafras Lass Blog Candy alert : 

Thursday, February 19, 2009


this weeks challenge--make a 'friend' card using ribbon and the color green.

I wanted to try making some cards with Graphic 45 papers  for a change . 
& their latest Fashionista line with bold colors was perfect for this challenge. 

Totally inspired by my friend, Chris
- who is simply excellent at moving between styles easily - 
& this card was also based on ICS #2

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Inspirational card sketches #4

Supplies : MM Flower Patch 6x6 pad , Prima Say It with Crystals , Doodlebug frills , Kelly Panacci Rub On Sentiment

This week's sketch is a fun one with circles - a shape I rarely think of using on cards ! 
Loved working with this sketch.
I hope you give it a try too - 
do check out all the other fabulous DT cards for added ideas ! 

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

cps 103

Using New Bo Bunny It's My Party pp & cardstock sticker , Bazzill Swiss Dot cs & Just the Edge . 

Scrapping the Music #72

for Random Chaos 46 & Scrapping the Music Challenge #72 

"Life began when I saw your face, And I hear you laugh like a serenade "

This cutie boy is my little neighbour , Junior - an African Chinese !!! 

Jenni Bowlin Farmer's wife pp , die cut sticker label , Cosmo Cricket Lil Man stickers , new Bazzill Just the edges, Karen Foster's sparkle burst brad

Monday, February 16, 2009

52 sketches 52 weeks #7

This week's sketch was great for helping me 
cut into these new Cosmo Cricket Happily Ever After papers . 

This is our 16-year-old niece ( who's in the middle ) posing before attending her school prom night .

Using Cosmo Cricket's Happily Ever After pps & chipboard shapes, Jenni Bowlin pearl flowers & journaling sticker , Kaiser pearls

Sunday, February 15, 2009

As seen in Making Memories For You ezine - Feb 2009

You can also have a look at the entire e-zine here  or better yet - submit your work too for their calls. 

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Gettin' Sketchy - Feb 09 sketch

Finally trying out a sketch from this sketch challenge site
using a picture collage I created in Picasa - it's a lot of fun & so easy - 
just choose a couple of pics at least 3 - 
I've used four different ones here - all edited differently 
& then click away at the choice of collages you have ! 

Some happy new findings I've used : 
AC Rainboots Puffy stickers, 
Glitz Design Sparrow pps, 
Karen Foster Starburst crystal brad, 
Maya Road Vintage leaf pins , 
JB Rhinestone button 

The purple pom pom trim came from Bangkok ! 

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Di Hickman's Card Sketch Feb #2

Supplies :  WRMK Heart Attack patterned papers and chipboard accents, Bazzill swiss dot cardstock 

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


This week there's blog candy to play for over at ICS
A lucky winner will get a sweet collection of Prima flowers to add to your stash . 
Come over & check out the sketch & the DT's fabby creations . 

Supplies : WRMK Heart Attack. 

Monday, February 09, 2009

cps 102

I haven't made birthday cards in quite a while 
so moving on from V Day cards to Birthday Greetings . 

And this one below using Sketch this :77 

Patterned papers are MM Flower Patch . 

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Photo Tag

Tagged by the sweet & lovely Terrie

For this tag you have to open the 6th file and take out the 6th photo...
and explain the photo!!!

DD & DS - spies wannabes ! - at the Safari World theme park , taken Nov 2006 . 

Friday, February 06, 2009

Scrapbook Nook online crop

Lots of online crops going on this weekend I've noticed 

& I decided to try out a challenge or two over at My Scrapbook Nook 
to help me use up some new papers . Ack ! 


These are for their May GD challenge ( to be completed during the crop - deadline's Mon )- 
The challenge is to create a layout & co-ordinating tag & card. 

Just love the colors of this Girl Friday line. 

I've never been much of a CC fan before - 
but I did pick up almost 3 lines from  their CHA Winter releases  yesterday. 
( and the fact that I could get them at almost half the price certainly
 helped to seal the deal basically. ) 

There's some MM Flower Patch paper & embellies in there too . 

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Scrapping Outback's Feb Sketch Challenge

Scrapping Outback has one of the best sketch challenge's around - 
& Feb's was no exception . 
The sketch was great to try circular elements in a different way 
& the new Cosmo Cricket's Snorkel : Umbrella was perfect for the job here. 

Pics of my little neighbours - Junior & Jordan - theme park aeroplane ride. 

Junior is an African Chinese - can you tell ? ;-) 

Using Cosmo Cricker's Lil Man : Silly Sam pps , Corduroy Crackle paint , sketch by Julie Hill                                                                                                                                                                   

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

52sketches52weeks #5

Using the latest sketch over at 52sketches52weeks.

There's always time for good fun with ....Friends.

I wanted to scrap some really new pics ( taken 27 Jan ) for a change. 

MM Flower Patch Die Cut Scallop Flower , Butterfly Clip, clear dimensional flowers, layered buttons, shimmer alphas; MME Bloom & Grow pp, die cut tag & border, Magistical Memories'mini film strip .

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches #2

The first card sketch reveal is up & running over at 
Jump in and make you own card using the sketch.
We can't wait to see your eye candy using this week's fab sketch.

Supplies : DCWV Butterflies & Blossoms glittered cardstock & dimensional sticker , Kelly Panacci rub on sentiment, Doodlebug Paper Frill.

Monday, February 02, 2009

photo Tag

The rules being you show the fourth picture from the fourth file on your computer.
Thanks for a fun tag with a difference , Dawn

One of our cutest littlest nieces on the first day of Chinese New Year festivities 
( still ongoing here ! lol ) 

I'll be  a bore & skip the part where I tag four others . 

I believe .....

when you shoot for the moon , you just might land amongst the stars ! 

The 15- yr- old daughter of one of my oldest pals 
is participating in our local Campus Superstar contest ongoing now 
& Rachel's made it to the top 8 ! 

She is one spunky & sassy girl who will go far with her talents ! 

& we were amongst the live audience in the TV studio here 
to cheer her on !
woot ! woot ! 

Sunday, February 01, 2009

cps 101

Just a quick card with the latest CPS sketch 
Using MM's Flower Patch 6x6 pad .