Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Little Snow Buddy

  When we woke in the morning last Saturday we were suprised to find large white flakes coming down.  My daughter rushed outside to make the first snowman of the season.  The snow didn't last long and most of it melted before it hit the ground, but she managed to collect enough to make this mini snowman.
   Basic Grey's Jovial Collection was perfect for scrappin' these photos with these adorable little snowman and the rich deep reds that complemented her 2010 Olympic mittens.  I ordered the brads and cardstock embellishments, but none of the snowmen woolies that came with the collection so I decided to paper piece this little guy.
   I cut multiple snowflakes in each size and layered them together to add volume and dimension.  And what would be a layout without a little glitter!!  The sketch I used for inspiration was from Stuck On You Sketches

I have a few more projects in the works and hopefully will have them up before the end of the week.  Thanks for stopping by, and I love reading all your comments so thank you to those who do :O)


Patterned Paper - Basic Grey: Jovial, Cartridges - Winter Woodlands (snowflakes and title) & Graphically Speaking (title), Glitter - Martha Stewart, Font - Prestige Elite Std
Snowflake digital brushes were downloaded free from unknown site (too long ago!)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Playing with a friend

  A friend of mine has recently returned to Scrapbooking and was looking for a way to get started as she's been away for about 6 years!! My how things have changed! She'd never seen Chipboard, Glitter, Flocking, the abundance of Patterned Papers, Stitching on paper, Embossing.........just to name a few.  So I had to come up with a layout for us to do using a few techniques and products from my scraproom.  I didn't want to overwhelm her, but I think she left here with a new shopping list.
  Green by My Little Shoebox lent itself perfectly to these bright coloured photos of Felicity and Isabelle playing at the school playground.  I love their brightly coloured images and those snails are just too cute.  We used pop dots under some of the layers to add dimension.
  I have had this Flocking for quite some time but have never used it, so this was the perfect opportunity to try it together.  I found it rather messy like glitter and some of it was clumpy.  It dried darker in some spots, but I think the overall effect is kind of neat.  We used basic white elmer's glue to adhear it, but not sure if another adhesive would have been better.  If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them!
We added a little Tim Holtz Distressed Stickles to each of the large mushroom accents just cause I love a little sparkle on the page.  We also did a little sewing as we stitched down the two layers of ribbon on the side.
  It was so much fun coming up with the project and then spending the morning crafting with my friend Christina, I'm sure we will be planning another scrapday soon.


Flocking - Sudiog Fresh Flocking, Chipboard Letters - EK Success, Glitter - Ranger Distressed Stickles: Broken China and Worn Lipstick, Patterned Paper - My Little ShoeBox: Green, Ribbon - Stampin' Up, Cricut Cart - Accent Essentials, Sketch - Jana Eubank

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sweet Summer and a giveaway

  With all the crazyness that's been going on here, it's taken me a week to complete this layout using the gorgeous Ava line by GCD Studios sent to me by the talented Juliana Michaels.  I love all the flocking and foil in this line not to mention the beautiful colour pallet that lends itself perfectly to all my summer pics.
  I fussycut the butterflys and then hand stitched with the embroidery floss following the swirl pattern in the paper. A couple of pop dots will keep those wings up even when squished by my sheet protector.
 The journaling seemed to blend in with the background, so a little outlining added the pop it needed to stand out.  I can't wait to start playing with the rest of these papers that is if Isabelle will allow it as she is most demanding as of late.  Oh well....15 minutes here and there and eventually I manage to get it finished LOL!

Now on to that giveaway!!  Samantha is having a fantastic Imanginisce over on her Blog so please be sure to stop by and check it out as you could win all this:

Font - Post Note, Cricut Cart - Ashlyn's Alphabet, Patterned Paper - GCD Studios AVA by Melody Ross, Cardstock - unknown, Embroidery Floss - unknown

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Last Minute Birthday Invites

  It was Felicity's Belated Birthday Party this weekend and only a couple of days before I decided to make her some party invitations using the leftover scraps of black from a project I'm currently working on and her favorite colour purple of course.  I used the Wild Card Cricut cart and Zoo Balloo to cut the title and all the spiders, bats, and headstones as well as the grass edging (on the cupcakes below).  A white gel pen was used for the wobbly webs.
  The inside of the invitation was made in Adobe Photoshop Elements using an unkown free stamp for the background. I added a little purple bat which had a little Ranger stickles glitter on it.
  I spotted this tutorial over at the Cosmo Cricket blog and decided to whip up these little goodie bags.  The little bat is a rubber stamp from Stampin Up as is the Orange Grosgrain Ribbon

  We decked the house out for Halloween as that was what she wanted for this years party theme.  Her girlfriends thought it was awsome!  They met at the pool for a swim and then came back here for cake, games, and opening gifts.

  The house felt rather crowded with 12 kids (including my own) and we enjoyed the peace and quiet when the last went home.  Uncle Dave and Rachelle showed up for a late dinner from there trip accross Canada to make a perfect birthday ending.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

  The crazyness of september is finally winding down as we enter mid October as school is now underway, kids winter activities have been sorted out, and our newest member of the family has started the Strong Start program.  Ahhh.....I may finally have time to get back to my favorite activity....SCRAPBOOKING!!
  But enough of all that! I wanted to post a few photos I took of the kids on a beautiful October morning as my mother has been complaining that she hasn't seen any recent ones.  Most of these were taken in my backyard with  the exception of the long grass which was taken at the mouth of a trail nearby.

  Felicity has been bugging me for some time to colour her hair purple after her friend had blond streaks.  It turned out pretty cute, but will most definitely be a one time deal as I happen to love her natural chocolate coloured hair.  She squeeled and complained as I pulled her hair through a cap (just like her mother!).  The colour is temporary and will wash out over time as it was designed for kids.

  Kieth and I had a lovely walk down to Morfee Lake on his last days off.  The colour was still quite spectacular so we took a couple of quick photos using my timer and a conveniently located picnic table.  It was so warm that day we couldn't help but spend the entire day outside.

  On the way home from work, Kieths truck was attacked by a Moose.  He had come to a complete stop to let the moose cross in front of him when the moose decide to shoulder check him after being blinded by his headlights.  Thank goodness niether Kieth nor the moose was injured.

  I do have a couple of LO's I've been working on as well as a Christmas project and hope to get them posted in the next couple of days.  I hope to be posting a little more regular now that everything's a little more settled around here.   HAPPY THANKSGIVING