Friday, July 30, 2010

More Kiki Art Goodness Coming!

Can you really ever have too many Christmas themed papers? I did not think so! LOL The Kiki Art Christmas papers are like no other. Here they are...

The whimsical characters make me smile and Christmas is filled with smiles! Don't these images make you want to spend Christmas in Hawaii??? Hmmm...that is actually a good idea!

That's all the sneaks I have for the 2010 CHA Summer for now! Please help me spread the word on this fantastic Canadian company!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Kiki Art Sneak Peeks!! (More to come!)

So what did you think of Party Animal??? I know, I love it too!

But wait until you see the sneaks for Firefighter and Friends!

This line really speaks to me! Firstly, there are not alot of boy paper lines out there that are not baby-ish, cutesy or heritage/vintage. I don't have boys but I have nephews and I would like love to find complementary papers for their photos. I love these because they are whimsical, vibrant and fun!!!

As well, it is versatile. I know I harp on versatility but being able to use my supplies for a variety of photos/events is important to me. I can see dress-up, Halloween and school field trip photos as starters.

Let me know what you think! Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Kiki Art Sneak Peeks!!

I am back! Well, I never left but the last 2 weeks of driving to and fro between summer camps has been tiring! Between drop off and pick up, I had envisioned clearing off my list of errands, working out, visiting with friends, purging the house and so on...but all that happened was finishing the errands, the occassional work out and cleaning! Why does time just slip away so quickly???

Well that doesn't matter now??? I have a whole swack of Kiki Art Sneak Peeks for you this week! So let me kick the week off with sneak of Party Animal.

Well, what do you think? Adorable or what?

What impresses me so much about Kiki Art is the versatility of the papers? These papers would be a match made in Heaven for pictures that are pet related, birthdays and parties (of course), zoo outings, field trips...I could go on and on...

Let your local scrapbook store know that you would love some Kiki Art papers!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Simply Radiant with Kiki Art

If you have not heard of Kiki Art, google it or go here. Their papers are vibrant, bold and colourful - just the way I like it! As well, what you can't see from the photos is the ability to "feel" the texture on the papers. These papers have foil and flocking and glitter; they are absolutely gorgeous!

One of the recent challenges from the Kiki Art blog was to create a card or layout based on the sketch provided. Here is my interpretation of the sketch.

Supplies:  Kiki Art (pattern paper, chipboard heart); American Crafts (alpha); Kaisercraft (gems); Heidi Swapp (flower); twine (source unknown)

Thanks for letting me share...also watch this blog for some Kiki Art CHA 2010 Summer Sneak Peeks!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

More Nikki Sivils

As promised, here is the project I created with the Nikki Sivils paper. A story about this necklace...Danielle had a similar "princess" necklace that she was wearing around the house. On one of her twirls, she caught the necklace in her wand...and you guessed it! It broke and shattered everywhere! So I decided to make her another necklace...but I am definitely not a beader!

As well, I find it very hard to find Nikki Sivils papers in Calgary so I bought up whatever I could. If you know me, you know that I am a very paper heavy scrapper. And when it came time to make the project, I panicked a bit because I had very little paper left. So I really need to thank Danielle for breaking her necklace or I would not have made these paper beads and flowers! LOL

Here is the necklace...

She still loves it!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Nikki Sivils News

Awhile back, I submitted an application to the Nikki Sivils Design Team call. While I didn't make the team, I received a lovely note from Susan saying that I was close...and would I like to be a Guest Designer? Would I??? Of course!!!! Those Nikki Sivils papers are SO me! I love the bold colours, vibrant designs and the whimsical images...I love love love all of it!

I'd like to share a couple of projects from my submission.

One of the submission requirements was to create a layout about yourself. I have never done this before. Truthfully, I always thought it was a bit self-centred but after creating it, I realized how important it is to have a layout about yourself. When the girls see this layout, they read every single word on the page. I am more than just "Mom" to them; I am a real person! Not sure if you can see the dimension on this page but the trees, clouds and bird are all popped up. I am really happy with this page.

And here is one of Danielle. She loved that song titled, "I'm Supergirl!" And when I see these pictures I definitely see her being my Supergirl!

Here is a side view of the Supergirl layout too!

I love how the crown adds a touch of humour and whimsy to the layout and pictures. That wit is SO Danielle!

Thanks for dropping by! I'll share my project in tomorrow's post.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Danielle!

Today, my baby girl, Danielle is 6 years old! This birthday is a tough one for me. Danielle isn't a baby anymore, that much I have accepted. And she isn't a toddler either; ok, I can accept that too! But a grade schooler??? What happened?

While Danielle is excited to be starting Grade 1 in the fall, I haven't truly grasped this nugget of information yet. I will miss our mornings together...slowly enjoying our breakfast, doing a craft, reading a book and going for a walk. But she is definitely ready!

Happy Birthday Sweetie Pie!

With much love from Mommy! xoxoxoxo

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Valerie Salmon Sketch #100

When Lynn and Val asked me to contribute to Sketch #100, I jumped at the opportunity. Not only are Val's sketches awesome but Lynn and Val are FANTASTIC to work with!

Here is my interpretation of the sketch:

Supplies:  Basic Grey (pattern papers, alphas, cardstock stickers, chipboard); coluzzle; American Crafts (pen for journaling), gems (source unknown)

Thanks for dropping by! And please drop by Val's blog, Got Sketch for some inspiration.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Belated Happy Canada Day!

We have spent the last week in Fairmont enjoying the sunshine, the beautiful amenities and the joyous times as a family. One of the special moments we had was spent at the Canada Day celebrations at the Fairmont Ski Hill. It was also a fundraiser for the local Lions Club chapter - I really like the Lions Club for all they do.

The girls thoroughly enjoyed the rock climbing. Danielle was quite a surprise to me, climbing 2/3 of the way to the top. Madison has taken a rock climbing class but scared herself about 8 feet off the ground. Then she was off to try the archery. Here they are on the rock climbing wall. (I am taking a photography class right now with Wendy Schulz so I hope to be learning lots and seeing amazing improvements in my photography!)

Unfortunately the line for the face painting was too long so we went off to explore the fire engine and play a few other games. What I thought was a nice gesture was the ski hill had a giant white and red (strawberry) cake for everyone in attendance. It was delicious!

Happy Canada Day everyone! And to my American friends, Happy July 4th!