Sunday, August 29, 2010

Afternoon Delights with Kiki Art

Every year we go to Saskatchewan to visit with my Mom. My girls love love love it! Why? They can ride their bikes anywhere. My Mom spoils them rotten. They swim every day. My Mom spoils them rotten. They play mini golf, go to the old fashioned ice cream parlour, hang from the top rung of the monkey bars and just all around soak up the sun. My Mom spoils them rotten. And they just explore for hours outside. Did I mention that my Mom, their grandma, spoils them??????

Here is a layout that captures our afternoon of exploring the market gardens of a former class mate.

Supplies:  Kiki Art (pattern papers, chipboard heart); American Crafts (Slick writer for stitching, alphas); house, sun and grass designs are my own.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Capturing the Fickle Pre-Teen Years

Madison is my oldest. When she is happy and sweet, she is amazing! When is grouchy and moody, out! Do you have days like that? Well, my life isn't perfect and here is a layout that captures one of my life's imperfections. :-)

Supplies:  Urban Lily (pattern papers), BasicGrey (alphas); Tattered Angels (glimmer mist); chipboard parentheses (source unknown); Glitz Designs (large black gems); BasicGrey (small black gem strips)

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Cards

I rarely make cards but the Kiki Art Hot Air Balloon pattern papers inspired me to make some fun birthday cards!

Check these out!

Supplies:  Kiki Art (pattern papers); Black River Designs (sentiment rub on); EK Success (pen for stitching)

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pomme *Heart*

Danielle, my youngest, has rarely met a fruit that she didn't love but I swear her absolute tried and true favorite is the apple or as she refers to it in her french accent, "pomme." I love hearing her little accent!

Below is a layout created with some absolutely delicious Urban Lily papers showcasing her love of the apple. I cannot even begin to tell you how many pictures I have of Danielle eating an apple or drooling over an apple or dreaming of an apple! LOL

Supplies:  Urban Lily (pattern papers); BasicGrey (alphas, chipboard heart ); Tattered Angels glimmer mist; Gems (source unknown), American Crafts (brads); Making Memories (glittered chipboard photo corner)

If your local scrapbook store is not carrying Urban Lily papers, please contact Becky at Scrap-tastic, Becky is awesome to deal with and has super customer service. Tell her Virginia sent you!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


I love summer! My girls love summer, every single aspect of it! They love the sun, the freedom to run barefoot through the grass, shorts and the ... playground! The playground is the one place where squeals and shrieks do not always mean trouble!

Here is a layout using some yummy American Crafts. This is my daughter absolutely loving the playground at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort on July 1, 2007. Yeah, the picture is kinda old  -  I am just not a chronological scrapper, just one that scraps whatever is on my desk at the moment!

Supplies: Americna Crafts (pattern papers, flair badge, chipboard label), Heidi Swapp (large alphas on title); Making Memories (mini alphas)

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

We're Going on a Fairy Hunt!

Danielle and I love reading the book, "We're going on a lion hunt.." And you can't really say the title without some lyrical movement in your voice, can you??? One day after reading the book, we went for a walk. Instead of the usual, "We're going for a walk Mommy..." she said, "Mommy, we're going on a fairy hunt!" LOL Our neighbours have the most adorable shed in their backyard. Every single time we go by the shed, Danielle says, "I wonder if the fairies are home today." She then knocks on the door to see if anyone is there. I love this routine of hers and hope she keeps her imagination and dreams for a long long time to come.

Here is my layout capturing our Fairy Hunt.

Supplies:  SEI (pattern papers and chipboard accents); EK Success border punch; American Crafts (alphas); ribbon (source unknown)

Of course a close-up on how incredibly beautiful these papers are and my lilting title!

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Valerie Salmon Sketch #102

Those of you that know me, know that I am a huge fan of Valerie Salmon and her blog, Got Sketch? And I have also been lucky enough to be contributor for her sketches from time to time. I love being a contributor because her sketches are awesome and I always end up making 2 or more layouts with the sketches.

Here are my contributions to Sketch #102.

Supplies: The Girl's Paperie (pattern papers); Heidi Swapp (alphas); Kiki Art (chipboard heart); Prima (butterflies cut from pattern paper); 7gypsies (journal spot); EK Success (pink and black pen for journaling and outlining); VersaMagic Liquid Chalk (lightly inked edges)

Supplies: The Girl's Paperie (pattern paper); American Crafts (alphas); Urban Swank (chipboard circle); Chatterbox (brads); Prima (butterflies cut from pattern paper); Maya Road (ticket); BasicGrey (black gem lines)

I have to  tell you that I am in love with The Girl's Paperie papers. Gosh, they are heavy, feminine, subtle and ... absolutely gorgeous!

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Kiki Art Design Team Call

Ladies and Gents - I wanted to share with you that Kiki Art is having a Design Team call. It is hard to believe that my term is almost up - where did the 6 months go??? I love the Kiki Art product; Kiki gives you an insanely generous amount of product to work with; Kiki and the rest of the team is easy to work with; and Kiki Art is an up and coming manufacturer (watch out Scrapbooking World!) - be an integral part of a growing, innovative Canadian company!!!

Here are the details:

The time has finally arrived! We are thrilled to announce the Kiki Art 2010 – 2011 Design Team call for this upcoming winter/spring! We are looking for talented and committed designers who love to create with bright and fun products. To apply, please email your application entitled Kiki Art DT Call to with the following information:

1. A little bit about yourself. When did you start scrapbooking? How would you define your style? Are you on any other design teams? Have you been published before? Why would you make a great addition to our team? Please note that previous design team experience is not required. Be sure to include your first and last name, city/state/country, and your email address.

2. A link to your online gallery and/or blog so that we may get a general feel of your work. If you have a scrapbook resume, please feel free to send it in your application.

3. A scan or photograph of three (3) scrapbook layouts, one (1) card, and one (1) other project that displays your style. We would love to see projects that use Kiki Art products, but all applications will be considered.

All applications must be received by August 23rd.

Those invited to join the team will be notified via email, and the new team will be announced on the blog in early September.

New design team members will serve for six (6) months beginning in September 2010. Designers will be required to create a minimum of three (3) projects each month, participate on the design team forum, promote Kiki Art, etc. Designers will receive all products needed to complete their assignments, and compensation of published work will be negotiated.

If you have any questions regarding the DT call, please direct them to Sarah at Good luck to all those that apply, and we look forward to seeing all of your applications!

Go for it!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Push It!

Here is a fun layout I created of my daughter at her Grade 2 Sports Day...yes, I know that the picture is 2+ years old...but I just needed the perfect papers! LOL

Supplies:  My Minds Eye (pattern paper, die cuts); Basic Grey (brads); American Crafts (alphas, pen for journaling)

My message to her was to not be content with her first try. If given a second or third or fourth chance, to push herself to better the previous attempt...not only in sports but in life.

Not sure what to do with the parentheses die cuts? I like to bracket my title or journalling.

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