Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Guest Designer at Sketch~n~Scrap!!

I was thrilled when I was asked a few months ago to be a guest designer on this awesome blog. It came at the perfect time as I have really been lacking in my mojo since the summer. I THINK about scrapping and crafting a LOT but have not put it into action that much. I love working with sketches and this sketch was no exception!!

I love the simplicity of it yet it has so many possibilities. As soon as I saw the snowflakes I knew I would be breaking out my snowflake die! I have a thing for snowflakes- you may see them again ;)

The pictures I used are of my daughter Kate, who is now 17!!!! Oh where does the time go??? She was such a chubby little thing and now she is tall and beautiful. This was her first Christmas- she was 7 months old and of course fascinated with the tree ornaments. 

All the papers I used are by MAMBI, which is not a brand I normally use, but it was left over from a Christmas craft last year and thought it was great for this layout. 

I had super fun doing this layout and have my next one almost completed. Thanks so much to the girls at Sketch-n-Scrap for having me, and I hope to be around more often. 

Have a scraptastic day!!!😊


Friday, October 31, 2014

It's been too long......

since I have posted, but my mojo left me at the end of June and it is only now SLOWLY coming back. I began to worry that it never would! I did a couple of small things over the summer, only because they were prior commitments lol

So, this is the first thing I did because I wanted to! It's for the tag challenge at Catherine and Cathy Create- the most awesomest blog :)

The bats, fence, tree are die cuts that I cut at my friends house one day- not sure what company made it. The "Boo" is cut from a piece of Tim Holtz Coredinations paper and sanded over. And I had a bag of various sized googly eyes that I thought I would finally use. I glittered the bats with some glitter glue for added interest, and a bit of inking on various parts made it look pretty good I think.

And aren't those little treat bags adorable?

Happy Halloween everybody!!!! Have a spooktacular day!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bakery Shop......

is the theme for the tag challenge this month at Catherine and Cathy Create. Your project has to include anything edible. As I have only 1 stamp of anything edible, well, here it is lol. I love this Stampin'Up birthday cake stamp- it's so simple and elegant. I stamped it with a VersaMark stamp pad first, then a Color Box stamp in gold and then embossed it with iridescent embossing powder. The Happy Birthday sentiment is also from Stampin'Up's Remembering Your Birthday stamp set. I just love the font. I stamped it in the same gold ink. I threw on a few pink pearl dots, a Prima flower and a little lace at the bottom to fancy it up. The background is a cool watercolor look paper from Crate Paper. I like how it turned out

Long overdue update......

 So I went to my first weekend scrapbook retreat on the 23rd of May. I didn't want to come home lol. I enjoyed it SO much!! What a wonderful group of ladies. We scrapped all day and all night, had a laugh, had a drink, ate lots of food, played games, made new friends, it was wonderful!! I really hope I get to go again in the fall. I was really pleased that I got 14 layouts done while I was there. The majority of them I cannot share right now because it is for an album I am doing as a surprise. I can share one layout- one of myself and my daughter, and it happens to be my favorite one of the weekend.

I used Graphic 45 papers from the Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection, all the flowers are Prima. The birdcage is embossed with a beautiful white shabby chic embossing powder from Stampendous that one of my friends at the retreat let me use. Unfortunately you can't see it very well in the picture.

I also took a couple of classes at the retreat. One class was to make two layouts. I cannot share the other just yet. The layouts used Bella Blvd materials. The class was held by the awesome Deidre Edison Clarke - for you fellow Newfoundlanders, she has a scrapbook shop that you can find by looking up Scrappy Dee's at the Floral Boutique on Facebook. And she does orders by email too! She can get you just about anything! She is also the awesome hostess of the scrapbook retreat that I attended. She holds them at the beautiful Riverwood Inn in Springdale three times a year. A LOT of work goes into hosting one of these and she does a fantastic job!!! I was thoroughly impressed and look forward to my one.

This picture is my son and his girlfriend- aren't they adorable?? :)

The other class was my favorite. It was so much fun! It was a mixed media class which is right up my alley, and we made art cards using a bunch of different techniques. The wonderful Rhea Skomorowski taught the class- she is awesomely talented. You really should go have a look at her blog ReAson. I put all of my art cards on a canvas to hang in my craft room so I cab look at them because they are so pretty! 

Aren't they cool??!! My favorites are "be brave", "art journey" and "what is possible in art becomes thinkable in life".

I only have a few pictures from the retreat, and here they are. I was held at the Riverwood Inn - I can't say enough good things about that place- beautiful!!

Can't wait to do it all again someday!!

Friday, May 23, 2014

I am a "Scrapper in the City"....

My scrapbook friend, Stephanie Ho, has featured me on her blog. Her "Scrapper in the City", a monthly series, features a scrapbooker whose work she admires, and she has an informal Q&A. SHE admires ME- that is extremely flattering to me because I think her work is absolutely stunning!!! Be sure to check out all of her other posts to get a look at her beautiful layouts and cards. Stephanie's work is bright and fresh- it makes me happy just looking at it!! It's so fun! She is the queen of layering and using different patterned papers together. Just go look at it already :)

Thank you so much Stephanie for featuring me this month- it was fun!!

Oh, one more thing- check out her awesome shop, she has the most darling things!!

Stay scrappy my friends!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Starlight, Star Bright.....

I love this challenge over at Catherine and Cathy Create. As soon as I read it I thought of the star stamp collection I have by Sarah Hurley. The hanging stars and the sentiment are both part of the set. I saw a post that Cathy has made on a private scrapbook group that we are both part of, were she showed pictures of the Prima doll stamps by Julie Nutting, and I happen to own 6 of them, and then the idea for this stamp popped into my head. I think of it as a girl at her high school graduation dance and the stars are part of the decorations hanging from the ceiling. I used papers and the flower stamp from Prima's Stationer's Desk collection - I just adore that collection! Even the crystal jewel is part of that. The small flower is also Prima. Her dress is cut from papers from the collection too. Her hair and shoes are colored with Copic markers. The stars were stamped with a clear Versamark pad and then embossed with silver American Crafts Zing! metallic embossing powder- I just looove this stuff!!

Have a look over at Catherine and Cathy Create and see all the amazing creations by the designers this month- very inspiring!!!

Happy National Scrapbook Day!!!!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ooh La La......

When I read the about the tag challenge at Catherine and Cathy Create, this poodle stamp came right to mind- mostly because it's the only animal stamp that I have haha. Then, when I thought of what to put on the tag, the Ooh La La was the first thing I thought of- you know, French poodles, Paris, you get the idea! If I had an Eiffel Tower I would have added that too. I knew that I wanted it all pink for some reason, even though there is no such thing as a pink poodle ;) The frame background I cut with my Big Shot using the Spellbinders Floral Ovals die, and I brushed it with Stampin'Up ink in Pink Pirouette. The Happy Birthday sentiment is also Stampin'Up's "Remembering Your Birthday" stamp set. I decided to stage the photo to make it look a little prettier :) You can't tell from the picture put the poodle is embossed with Tsukineko Iridescent embossing powder- it looks purdy!!!

Have a scraptastic day my friends!!