Thursday, April 29, 2010

Let's Play Hopscotch with Kiki Art!!!

Welcome to my first and KIKI ART's first Design Team Blog Hop... Kiki likes to call it a BLOG HOPSCOTCH; I love that name!!! :-)

When:  During National Scrapbook Day weekend, from Thursday, April 29th until Monday, May 3rd.

So do you wanna play??? Of course you do!!! :-)

You can start wherever you want, however, make sure to visit the blogs of all the talented design team members in English, French and Spanish to be eligible to win.

Each design team member was asked to select an organization that commits to helping others. Then, we created a project based on their organization featuring Kiki Art products. My organization is the Canadian Arthritis Society. As many of my closest friends and family know, I am challenged daily with Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is not a chronic disease of the elderly; it is a disease that affects the young and old.

As you hop from blog to blog, please take a moment to see each designer's cause. We also hope that you will be inspired by all of the gorgeous Kiki Art work. And importantly, we also hope you are inspired to do good by getting involved in an effort to create a better world through these organizations.

Now let's talk prizes...and there are 2 that are up for grabs...
For your chance to win a prize from the Kiki Art blog, leave a comment on the Kiki Art blog letting us know which one(s) was/were your favorite blog(s) during our blog hop and what organization was displayed on that blog. (Don't limit yourself! You can choose as many blogs as you want! But...don't forget to pick me!!!!!!!! hee hee)

• How to get a prize from a Kiki Art design team member blog?

To win a prize from each Kiki Art design team member, leave a comment on each of our blog posts. We will each pick a random winner from all the comments. The winner will be posted on Tuesday May 4, 2010. So leave me lots of comments because I am in a super generous mood! *wink* *wink*

Here is my's a boxed mini album with a "dove/bird" theme because The Arthritis Soceity is represented by the dove. This adorable mini album is perfect for the upcoming Mothers Day and Fathers Day gift.

Let the BLOG HOPSCOTCH begin!!! Get inspired and enjoy!

Here's the list of names and blog addresses for all three Kiki Art blogs (English, French, and Spanish):

English/Anglais/Ingles Team

Fleur Smith – BC, CANADA
Jillian Anger – ON, CANADA
Linda Shewchuk – SK, CANADA
Stephanie Hart – NS, CANADA
Tammy Lever – AB, CANADA
Virginia Wong – AB, CANADA ***This is ME!!!***
Ann-Katrin – NORWAY
Annika Bergquist – SWEDEN
Carole Stirrat – WA, USA
Einat Kessler – ISRAEL
Ellen Sosnoski – PA, USA
Katrina Hunt – MO, USA
Keely Yowler – KY, USA
Lynda Lindley – WA, USA
Meghan Epperly – FL, USA
Nicole Rixon – CA, USA
Sarah de Guzman – CA, USA
Sophia Allison – SOUTH AFRICA
Vivi Rahman – BRUNEI
KIKI - Arantza Izurrategui - QC, CANADA


Carolyn – USA & Panamá
Christine – USA
Dessy – MEXICO
Olgacle – COLOMBIA
Patty – MEXICO
Rebeca – ESPAÑA
Tere – USA & Mexico
Kiki Canada & Argentina


Annie – Québec, Canada
Kimmieprout – Québec, Canada
Ladybird – Québec, Canada
Loustic – Québec, Canada
Zamaline – Québec, Canada
Marie France - Québec, Canada
Karine - Québec, Canada
Kiki - Arantza Izurrategui - Québec, Canada

Have a wonderful National Scrapbooking Day! Thank you everyone for dropping by and visiting my blog!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Kiki Art Blog Hopscotch

Starting tomorrow is the Kiki Art Blog Hopscotch!

Check back tomorrow to see what I've done with Kiki Art products!

Keeping Track of Time!

Using the Photocards from Urban Lily, I created perpetual calendar. It will help me remember what day it is and lets me practice counting and the days of the week with my youngest.

The front and back covers are created by covering cereal box cardboard with pattern papers (all from Urban Lily). Then I decorated the photocards, one for the days of the week and one for the "tens" and one for the "ones" of the days in a month. All of the cards were bound together with the covers using the Bind-it-all.

Here is a close-up and side view of the calendar.

Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Inspired Scrapper - April Challenge

How about another challenge from The Inspired Scrapper? If you haven't heard of The Inspired Scrapper, you are in for a treat! The Inspired Scrapper is a challenge blog made of 100% Canadian girls. I am so honoured to be a part of this team. All the ladies are amazing, talented and nice!

My challenge this month was to interpret a sketch by the fabulous Becky Fleck. Here is my interpretation.

Supplies:  My Minds eye (pattern paper); Close to my Heart (cardstock, glitter); Heidi Swapp (acrylic butterfly); BasicGrey (chipboard alpha); Tattered Angels (glimmer mist)

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love. We all want to be loved. And of course I unconditionally love my children. What is so beautiful to see is the unconditional love my Mom, the girls' Grandma has for them. Now that is something I am so happy to have captured.

Supplies:  BasicGrey (pattern paper, die cut stickers, chipboard, alpha); Close to my Heart (brads)

Thanks for dropping by

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What Do I Like?

At 10 years old, sometimes it is hard for Mom to remember what you like this week or next week or last week! So here is a layout of my oldest at 10 yrs old.

Supplies:  Urban Lily (pattern papers); ric rac (Savvy n Sassy); Close to my Heart (gems, white cardstock); Tatered Angels (glimmer mist); American Crafts (Slick Writer)

To create the banner, I used my circle punch to cut circles from the Urban Lily paper. I folded the circles in half and wrapped them around the ric rac. The adhesive I used was from Helmar...I love their adhesives! If you haven't tried them...go get some because they are seriously awesome! And we all know I am an adhesive freak!!!!!

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Celebrating Easter

Have you ever participated in layout tag? It is a thrilling and fun game that involves scrapbooking. You must scraplift some element from the layout of the person in front of you. Here is my 2-pager Easter layout. (I rarely do 2-pagers now but I love this one and I could definitely see myself doing more 2-pagers!)

Supplies:  American Crafts (pattern paper); Bazzill (cardstock); Evalicious (felt conversation bubbles); Quickutz (alpha die cuts); Making Memories (mini alphas)

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Mini from Genuinely Jane Studios

Awhile back, I created this mini album for Genuinely Jane Studios (GJS). They are a great little company and offer high quality products. Their designs are adorable and adaptable to any themed mini album that you can think of.

My album is below. On the front page, I used some Heidi Swapp acrylic paint and added some crackle medium. Gosh, I love that stuff! It is just so amazing how the crackling works:-)

*Warning: Photo Heavy*

Supplies: Genuinely Jane Studios (front and back wooden covers); Ruby Rock It (papers, die cuts, gems); Copic (pen); Helmar adhesive; EK Success (scallop punch); We R Memory Keepers (front page images); American Crafts (epoxy bird); Making Memories (mini alphas on front cover)

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Sometimes, it seems that the second and subsequent children somehow get the short end of the stick when it comes to photos, videos, extra curricular activities and so on...I haven't completed very many pages in Danielle's first year (baby) album...well, let me be honest, I have only done a handful of pages whereas I have completed oodles and oodles of pages in Madison's first 4 years! LOL I found this birth day picture of Danielle and decided that when I do her baby album, I'll at least have an opening page! LOL

Supplies:  Bazzill (cardstock); Imaginesce (pattern paper, rubs); Kaiser (pearls); Prima (gem flourishes); unknown (calendar circle); ribbon  (Savvy n Sassy)

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

It's Official!! (with Urban Lily)

I can't tell you enough about how much I love the Urban Lily papers. Their versatility combined with the gorgeous patterns and colours continue to amaze me.

Here is a layout I created about Danielle's kindergarten school photos. I did not purchase the school photos because I did not feel they captured her beauty and spirit. Here are my pictures I took on the day and I am just so much more pleased with them.

Supplies:  Close to my Heart (cardstock); Urban Lily (pattern papers); pop dots; Heidi Swapp (chipboard alphas)

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Inspired Scrapper - March Challenge

Here is a layout that I created for the March Inspired Scrapper challenge.

The challenge was to create a layout using both colour and black and white photos. I loved the flexibility and versatility of this challenge. Of course you could use colour and black and white photos but the possibilities of using black and white papers with colour photos is rather intriguing, don't you think?

Supplies: BasicGrey (pattern papers, chipboard accents, alphas); Making Memories (chipboard parentheses); We R Memory Keepers (chomper); machine stitching