Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Scrap Shotz Kits

What a way to kick start the flu season??? Yup, I have a mild case of pneumonia so am laying low right now, scrapping and have lots to share in the next few days but wanted to let you know that I am doing fine! Antibiotics are a wonderful thing!

But I do want to share some wonderful kits that Scrap Shotz is offerring in October. First up is the monthly kit featuring SEI's Moravia. Gosh, this kit is luscious. Here it is!

And check out the card kit this month...how about some Indian Summer from Basic Grey????

Zip on over to Scrap Shotz - you will not be disappointed!

Thanks for dropping by! I'll have some scrappy stuff for you in the next few days when the antibiotics have kicked in!


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Blah, Blah, Blog!!!

There will be more blogging in my future! First off, some news...my Design Team term at Scrap Shotz has ended...and with every door that closes, another opens. Scrap Shotz has offered me a position as Blog Coordinator and a few other duties. As your Blog Hostess, I'll be sharing tips, techniques, product ideas, demos and so much more! I hope you'll join me on the Scrap Shotz blog and here on my blog!

And...after 3 weeks, we seem to have gotten into somewhat of a routine! LOL And that precious 2.5 hours when I am all alone in an eerily quiet house, I will have time to not only prep dinner, clean, do errands but actually do something for me! This upcoming week is my trial week! Wish me luck!

Here is my September Design Team challenge...it's titled..."And...in summary..." My challenge is all about using those extra, one-off or orphan photos that you have lying around and put together a layout. Below are my samples - I hope you like them!

Supplies: Basic Grey (pattern pappers, rubs), American Crafts (felt thickers, remarks alphas), corner rounder

Supplies: Basic Grey (pattern papers); American Crafts (vinyl thickers, remarks alphas, foam ladybug); felt flower (source unknown); journaling cardstock (source unknown); typewriter. Prima (flowers), Queen & Co (brads)

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Upsy Daisy Projects

This Candian Company, Upsy Daisy Designs, puts out some mighty fine papers. Here are a couple of layouts down with the Man About Town line. It was probably meant for masculine layouts but I just loved the colours and patterns for the layout of Danielle and I hope you will too!

Supplies: Bazzill (cardstock); Upsy Daisy Designs (pattern paper, ornamental brads); Fiskars border punch; Kaiser gems; Ameican Crafts (alpha); Spellbinders (label1)

And here is a quickie card. I love beautiful handmade cards but it takes me hours to put together a card. I don't know if I overthink it but layouts are done in an hour but cards...wow, I've got to practice on it some more!

Supplies: Close to my Heart (cardstock base); Upsy Daisy Designs (pattern papers); Fiskars border punch; Versamagic chalk ink; Spellbinders (star shape); Fancy Pants Designs (rubons)

Thanks for dropping by! I find it so hard to find Upsy Daisy products; do you? And don't you just love their stuff??? I know I do!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

September Reveal at Scrap Shotz - Part II

Here is the second part of my Scrap Shotz reveal with the September kit. Hope you like it!

First up, a layout titled, My Earth. Danielle loves being outside and really loves the outdoors. These are some fun pictures of Danielle as she made me a dandelion bouquet. And the bottle is an old olive oil bottle from Italy that Mom brought home.

I personally found Cosmo Cricket to be so versatile. After baby layouts and nature layouts, I found myself doing a vacation layout. And you know what? It worked! The cloud was fussy cut and sprayed liberally with Tattered Angels glimmer mist (I love that stuff!) We had a fabulous time in Fernie! (I love Freshies, the coffee shop - it is such a cool place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee...but we didn't stay for the leisurely sip as Danielle spilt her entire cup of hot chocolate! We were mortified and left shortly thereafter!) LOL

Man, the hard sell for a dog has begun in earnest and this layout is proof! Madison and Danielle were smitten with our friends miniature chihuahas. It was so cute to watch...but I am still not caving in! LOL

Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

September Reveal at Scrap Shotz - Part I

Check out this gem of a kit from Scrap Shotz! I swear every month, Sandy and Kathy outdo themselves!

And yes this beauty is indeed Cosmo Cricket's Earth Love. It was a wonderful kit and here are my projects!

This kit is really versatile - here it is used with some baby pictures of Danielle! The scallop paper was cut with a coluzzle following the pattern.

And a layout about the unpredictability of Calgary weather! LOL! It was supposed to be spring but Mother Nature surprised us yet again! The background cardstock was originally white but it was sprayed with Tattered Angels glimmer mist (Auburn) from the kit.

In the kit, we received a 12x12 sheet of grungeboard. Man, I love this stuff...you can do almost anything with it! Here I cut 2 strips of grungeboard and sprayed it with Tattered Angels glimmer mist (Jack o Lantern) first and then with a Tattered Angels glimmer screen, I sprayed it with Tattered Angels glimmer mist (Auburn). I love the look and the colour. Then I cut pieces of pattern paper and sewed it onto the grungeboard. Voila! Instant bookmarks!

Thanks for dropping by! I'll show part two in another day or so! The girls return to school has me signed up for alot of volunteering this week!


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Pg. 56

Intriguing title, eh? LOL Well, I am just so excited and honoured to share that Canadian Scrapbooker published my layout, "You've only just begun" in their recent fall issue. I am thrilled beyond thrilled and very very honoured to be included! (And I can also share that two more of my layouts have been picked up by Canadian Scrapbooker for their December 2009 issue too! I am so blessed!)

Here is my layout:

A close-up

Supplies: Scenic Route (pattern paper); KI Memories (lace paper); unknown cardstock; American Crafts (alpha stickers); Close to my Heart (ribbon); Fiskars (ribbon border punch); We R Memory Keepers (chipboard photo turn, label); Heidi Swapp (acrylic butterfly, foam letters); Prima (flowers); Basic Grey and Queen & Co (brads); Making Memories (flowers, buttons and glitter chipboard photo corner)

Now that we have survived the first week of school, I will be more regular at sharing some scrappy projects...and boy, do I ever have alot! It's all backing up here! LOL

Thanks for dropping by!