Thursday, March 31, 2011

Club Got Sketch #1

I've posted the pre-sketch for the class in an earlier post....and I think you'll agree that Val's sketches are amazingly versatile. Here is my interpretation of Sketch #1 for Club Got Sketch; again, another equally versatile sketch. Oh the options are endless.

My interpretation is a rotation of posted sketch.

Supplies:  Bazzill (swiss dots cardstock); BoBunny (pattern paper, chipboard elements, rubs, gems); American Crafts (alphas); October Afternoon (year); Cosmo Cricket (phrases); EK Success (border punch); stitching (Scrap Shotz mini kit)

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Inspired Scrapper - Love Challenge

In February, The Inspired Scrapper hosted a Love challenge. I had to think about how I would tackle this challenge. I mean, it would be easy to scrap about who I loved and what I loved and so on. Being somewhat obstinate, I wanted to take a fresh approach to the challenge; I just wasn't' exactly sure what "fresh approach" it was yet! LOL

After pondering the challenge, I decided to look through my pictures for some inspiration. Well, lo and behold, look at the picture I found! Isn't it just perfect for the challenge? That's what I thought too! My little Danielle has always been a very thoughtful, caring and joyous child. She has also always been somewhat protective of me. If I am having a difficult day, Danielle will go out of her way to do something special for me or say something extra sweet to cheer me up. When I ask her "Why?" she does these things, she almost always answers, "Oh Mommy, actually, it's just love." Isn't that just the cutest answer??

Here is my layout:

Supplies:  Close to my Heart (yardstick); BasicGrey (pattern paper, journal spot, canvas tag, alphas, jewelled paper clips); Versamagic (chalk ink); American Crafts (pen for journaling)

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

China Doll

These pictures were the result of an impromptu photo shoot. On this September day, I think it was September 24, 2010 (?) Danielle and I were deciding what to wear for Photo Day. Danielle is SO proud to be half Chinese and my Mom, or more affectionally known as Pau Pau, wanted to wear this dress. Who am I to argue? Especially with an imp who has mischievious eyes????

Supplies:  Close to my Heart (cardstock); My Little Shoebox (pattern paper, cardstock stickers, glitter alphas); stitching

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Yes, A Card!

If you follow this blog, you know that I rarely make cards - I feel card challenged! But I recently picked up some My Little Shoebox and I was inspired to make a card with the leftovers.

Supplies:  Close to my Heart (cardstock); My Little Shoebox (pattern paper, die cut stickers); Cosmo Cricket (mini alphas); EK Success (corner punch)

I must say that the quality of the My Little Shoebox papers are FANTASTIC! I love that the paper is sturdy, doesn't crumble when you mist it, and the die cut stickers are like thick cardstock! I have recently discovered this manufacturer and it is ON my list of favorites!

Do you like My Little Shoebox? What are your favorite lines?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Club Got Sketch

Have you ever taken an online class? Online classes are SO convenient as you get to work at your own pace at whatever time you want. As well, some classes let you take the class WHEN you find the time - that is BIG for a busy Mom like me! So, what could be more nourishing for the soul than a scrapbooking class??? or a photography class????

Well, give Valerie Salmon Club Got Sketch class a whirl. Here is my interpretation of the pre-class sketch!

Supplies:  Close to my Heart (cardstock); My Little Shoebox (pattern papers, glitter alphas, die cut stickers, border strips); Tim Holtz (die); American Crafts (pen for stitching); Prima (butterfly)

And here a couple of close-up shots

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Crop4Kids 2011

What are you doing tomorrow??? I hope you will join me for some More Copics at Lake Bonvista Recreation Centre. Help me support this fantastic charity.

I hope to see you tomorrow!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Got Sketch #112

Here is another sketch interpretation from the uber talented Valerie Salmon. This layout tells about the unexpected and oh so appreciated birthday wish and visit from Uncle P!

Supplies:  Bazzill (pink scallop cardstock); Echo Park (pattern papers, die cut journal spot, cardstock stickers, alpha stickers); Heidi Swapp (large number 5); American Crafts (pen)

Here is a few close-ups - don't you just love pop-dots???

The Echo Park banners are THE best!

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Water, Water, Water!

Usually in March or April, I start getting tired of winter. Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike winter but I like to experience 4 distinct seasons not a long winter and 3 very short other seasons!!!

So for the recent Scrap Shotz online crop, I was inspired by The Littlest Mermaid movie. Not only is it a perennial favorite in this house but it also makes me feel that warmer weather is just around the corner. If there is one thing my girls (and I) love, it is water! We could definitely live by the water!

Here is my water inspired layout!

Supplies:  Sassafras (pattern papers); Urban Lily (chipboard sentiment); Heidi Swapp (large alphas); Maya Road (chipboard #2); Tattered Angels (glimmer mist); American Crafts (chipboard label and flowers); BoBunny (gems); Versamagic (chalk ink); EK Success (postage stamp border punch); stitching

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Need a REALLY Quick Gift???

Do you have hard to buy for people on your list? Do you break out into hives when their birthday rolls around? Well, here is a fasssssssssst, cute and thoughtful gift you can make and give.

This project was for my Fast and Furious challenge at the recent Scrap Shotz online crop. It was Photo Tile Coasters. The finished project looks like this...

And this is how you make the photo tile coasters.

First select the photos you would like on your tiles. This is the most time consuming part (I swear!) Resize your photos to fit on the files and do a test print on some paper.

Then print the pictures onto tissue paper. Trim the tissue paper image to the size of the tile.

Apply some Mod Podge to the tile. Layer the tissue paper image on top of the Mod Podge. Apply another coat of Mod Podge to the tissue paper image. The Mod Podge will dry clear.

Let dry. Spray with acrylic sealer to water proof the coaster. I also added some cork to the bottom of my tile. Furniture felt pads work equally well.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

A Gift of Cards

I personally love handmade gifts! One of my challenges at the recent Scrap Shotz online crop was to make a card purse. I chose to make mine using the luscious Graphic45 papers. Here is my project -

Supplies:  Graphic45 (pattern papers, alphas, flowers, tickets, labels); ribbon - source unknown; Close to my Heart (cardstock)

There was alot of scraps leftover so I decided to make some extra cards - now who could not use a few extra cards????

*Yeah, there were alot of scraps left!!!***

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Are You Scrapping???

So are you scrapping this weekend??? Why don't you join me at Scrap Shotz? They are having an online crop with a theme titled "A Night at the Oscars!" So put on your ball gown and stilettos and take a walk down the red carpet!

Here is one of the projects I created for my Littlest Mermaid challenge.

Supplies:  Sassafras (pattern papers); American Crafts (chipboard label, flowers); Heidi Swapp (large alphas); Urban Lily (chipboard circle sentiment); BoBunny (gems); Tattered Angels (glimmer mist); Maya Road (chipboard #2); Ek Success border punch; stitching

I have lots of Sassafras papers and I love them! They are all so darn beautiful...and it is often hard for me to make the first cut; hence the reason why I have 4 IRIS containers filled with pattern papers too beautiful to cut! LOl But I am committed to making a change in 2011...yup, I'm cutting into those papers! Enough is enough!

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Got Sketch? #110

Here is Got Sketch? #110's interpretation! As I have gushed about in previous posts, I love love love Valerie Salmon's sketches. The versatility is amazing and #110 is no exception. 

These pictures were taken on a Snow Day last year. The snow was heavily falling. It was wet; the flakes were huge and it was perfect for making snow angels and snowmen. That is exactly what Danielle and her friend Payton did...make snow angels and enjoy the snow that only two 5-year olds can do! Here is a snapshot of that very special day!

Supplies:  Close to my Heart (grey cardstock); SEI (pattern papers, alphas, die cut journal spot); KI Memories (snowflake lace paper); Provocraft (Cuttlebug Snowflake die); Tattered Angels (glimmer mist); Prima (pearls, gem flourishes); American Crafts (pen for journaling); Versamagic (chalk ink); stitching

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