Monday, February 28, 2011

Got Sketch? #109

Got Sketch? #109 was uber versatile. I modified the sketch slightly to accommodate my scrappy style and to show off the Echo Park pattern papers.

I have loved always loved this photo. The colours are vibrant and gorgeous and the photo is plain striking to me. Well, the Echo Park Wintertime papers could not be a more perfect match with my photo. (Incidentally these Echo Park papers were the December Scrap Shotz kit - delicious and yummy!)

Supplies:  Bazzill (cardstock); Echo Park (pattern papers, die cut phrases, journal spot, die cut stickers); BoBunny dimensional snowflake stickers); American Crafts (pen for journaling); Versamagic (chalk ink)

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

February Layout Tag at Scrap Shotz

I love layout tags; have you played? It's where you scraplift a card or layout and pass it on to the next person who scraplifts you. I am always amazed at the progression of the tags.

Here is my tag submission.

A few close-ups...

I adore this ribbon. When it is subtlety adorned with pearls, it is even more luscious...if that can be possible!

A close-up of the title...I love mixing and matching various mediums for my titles. Here I mixed the glitter alphas stickers from SEI with the chunkier BasicGrey chipboard alphas.

Here is a cross-sectional view of the layout. Although the ribbon appears chunky, it easily squishes flat, without adding bulk to your scrapbooks.

Supplies:  SEI (pattern paper, die cut stickers, alphas); BasicGrey (chipboard alphas); Prima (pearls); American Crafts (ribbon roses)

Did I mention how much I love love love the American Crafts ribbon roses??? The ribbon is so soft, so feminine, so beautiful and oh so versatile! (I have almost every colour *blush*)

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Got Sketch? #99

Some days I can't remember whether I am coming or going! Do you have days like that??? Well, I forgot I created this layout for Got Sketch? #99. Again, I loved the sketch SO much that I made 2 interpretations.

Interpretation #1 - my first reaction was to dig into the BoBunny mini kit from Scrap Shotz. (I totally loved it!!!)

Supplies:  Close to my Heart (cardstock); Bo Bunny (pattern paper, chipboard embellishments, die cut papers); BasicGrey (alphas); American Crafts (pen for journaling and stitching) - created using a Scrap Shotz mini kit. 

Here is my 2nd interpretation...


Supplies:  Bazzill (cardstock); Echo Park (pattern paper, stickers, alphas); Basic Grey (chipboard elements); American Crafts (pen for journaling)

ETA: I love love love Echo Park papers! Echo Park always includes a little something-something that takes its collections from awesome to outta-this-world! In this case, who doesn't love the banner? or the little hearts? or those cute alphas???? OK you get the picture, I have a *crush* on Echo Park!

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Clear Scraps Guest Design Project #3

I have had SUCH a WONDERFUL experience with Clear Scraps - they are a FANTASTIC company. Their products are top notch and the people are excellent to work with.

Here is my final project as their Guest Designer! I *heart* this camera mini album! Pairing it with the American Crafts Dear Lizzy line was a match made in Heaven!

I love the peek-a-book cover!

Supplies:  Clear Scraps (camera shaped mini album); American Crafts (Dear Lizzy pattern paper, cardstock dimensional stickers,  thickers alphas, slick writer for faux stitching); Making Memories (mini alphas); ribbon (source unknown)

Here are the inner pages...I used both sides of the album pages.

A side view of the filler pages - the Dear Lizzy stickers added the perfect dimension to the pages!

Here is another set of pages along with their side view.

Here is the album completely unassembled! Clear Scraps thinks of EVERYTHING - the album even comes with the binder rings!

Thank you Clear Scraps for giving the opportunity to be a Guest Designer!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

May you be surrounded by family and friends who love you and you love them today! To my blog readers, thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me comments - each one is read and so appreciated. I wish I was more blog savvy and knew how to reply to each of you. If you know, please let me know.

Love is everywhere and all around us! Remember this during the tough days and moments and rejoice during the joyous days!

Love you all!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Got Sketch? #106

I love love love Valerie Salmon sketches! Sketch #106 was no exception - in fact I loved it SO much that I created 2 interpretations!

Here is interpretation #1.

Supplies: Close to my Heart (cardstock); Fancy Pants (pattern paper, cardstock stickers, notebook paper); Maya Road (chipboard alphas); Glitz Designs (mini alphas); Melissa Frances (chipboard snowflakes); Tattered Angels (glimmer mist); Pink Paislee (glitter); Versamagic (chalk ink)

Some close-ups...

And interpretation #2...

Supplies:  Bazzill (cardstock); Fancy Pants (pattern paper, transparency, cardstock stickers, glitter alphas); Glitz Designs (mini alphas); Close to my Heart (twine); Pink Paislee (glitter); Versamagic (chalk ink)

Some close-ups...

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Inspired Scrapper - Unfinished Business

2011 has kicked off with a bang at The Inspired Scrapper. Jillian has tasked us with very CREATIVE and INSPIRING challenges. One of the challenges that hit home with me was completing some of those half finished projects. You know the ones where all that's left is a wee bit of journalling or a quippy title or a small accent in the corner, yeah, I am talking about those! If you are like me even in the slightest, you have several neatly piled up stored in a corner somewhere!

Well, let's just say this challenge had me putting the final touches on alot of projects. What surprised me the most is how my style has evolved over the years. Yes I said years because that is how old some of these unfinished projects are!

This Urban Lily folio lay devoid of journaling for at least a year. Finally I added the words and marked it complete!

I don't have permission to show the pictures of the other children on the website; hence the unusual photographs.

Supplies:  Urban Lily (folio, pattern papers, cardstock numbers and alphas); Heidi Swapp (chipboard alphas)

Here is another oldie but goodie!

Are you wondering if all the unfinished projects are completed? Well, almost! I have 3 more layouts requiring a title!!!

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Clear Scraps Guest Design Project #2

Awhile back, I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Clear Scraps. (I had applied for a Design Team position but didn't make it :-( I was close though :-) and had the privilege of using their products.) If you haven't used their products before, what are you waiting for??? To me, acrylic is just like paper and I treat it as such. What I love about the Clear Scraps acrylic products is that it can be inked easily (yes, easily!!!), embossed ('tis true) and it seems that any adhesive works like a charm on it!! 

Now onto my second project. I was wracking my brain trying to think of an attractive way to package some cookies I made for various hostess/thank you gifts to some special friends this past Christmas. Here is what a $1 item from the Dollar Store can look like after 30 minutes!!!

Here are the details on what I did...Using Urban Lily papers (Becky will set you up for some Urban Lily papers - they are utterly gorgeous with oh so unique designs!), I cut the panel to fit around the mini paint can. Then I spritzed it with some Pearl Tattered Angels glimmer mist; you all know I love the stuff, right? :-) Then I adhered the text from the Urban Lily paper to the Clear Scraps label piece. A bit of ribbon was the finishing touch...oh and the cookies too! Voila! Instant gift! I made 8 of these gems to giveaway and they were instant hits with the recipients!

And a close-up of the lid...

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Got Sketch?

I love being a Got Sketch girl! There is no lack of inspiration to scrap - I see a Valerie Salmon sketch and ideas start buzzing immediately! Most of the time, I whip up 2-3 layouts for the same sketch usually.

Here is my interpretation of Sketch #107.

Supplies:  Bazzill (cardstock); Close to my Heart (white cardstock); Jillibean Soup (pattern paper, journal spot); EK Success (circle punch); BasicGrey (chipboard alphas); Evalicious (felt heart accent); Bo Bunny (flowers); Versamagic (chalk ink)

Thanks for dropping by! I have lots to share!