Thursday, March 22, 2012

March sketch contest at My Creative Scrapbook

Another sketch contest underway at My Creative Scrapbook on their sketch blog. The sketch is another great one from Kim Keane. I got my order from Websters the other day so I've been dying to get in there and make something and this sketch was just perfect and with the photo I wanted to use the "Hollywood Vogue" collection went perfect with it! I love the light mauve color on the background paper "Shine a Light" that I used. 

I had some mauve hydrangea petals in my stash so I went about spraying them with water and then twisting the petals and let them dry. Once they were dry I layered the different size petals together to make my flowers. I love this look, I think it looks so much prettier than just plain old petals laying flat. The cream hydrangea petals I had in my stash also and the edges of them had a mauve color to them so I did the same thing with a couple of those. I also had the little teal rose buds in my stash and the other couple of teal ones which added a nice touch to my flower cluster. Of course I couldn't resist adding one of my peacock feathers to the layout and of course a pretty Prima flourish. I cut one of the little pearl butterflies from the flourish and added it up by the left top corner of the photo. Well actually I did that to two of the butterflies from the flourish but I had already taken the photo of the layout and was to lazy to take another one - I know bad girl, lol. I also had the pretty purple glitter letters in my stash so I used them for my title. I dyed my two white paper doilies with some teal ink that I had which I think looked good against the darker teal paper that I layered them on. I was quite happy at how it turned out. So here's the finished layout, hope you like it! TFL 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Websters Shipping Party Continues!!

So have you been over to Websters this week to partake in all of the fun? If you haven't you still have another chance today.Today you can enter to win Journaling Cards, Fabric Tickets, Alphas and Fabric Ribbon in the new collection of your choice! How's that for awesome!? So get Facebooking, Blogging, and Tweeting - it could be yours! Here's the link: Websters Pages
Have a great day all!

Day Three At Websters Shipping Party!

Today Websters is giving away a great prize - your choice of any one of their new collections! Who wouldn't want to win that - I know I sure would!! Pop on over to Websters blog and check it out. Here's the link: "Websters Blog"  Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Websters is having a party!!

Yes you heard right - Websters Pages is having a "Shipping Party" all this week on their blog to celebrate all their new lines going out of their warehouse this week! Everyday they are having a giveaway of some of their gorgeous products, so stop by and leave a comment - you never know, you could be a lucky winner! Here's the link: Websters Pages

Sunday, March 11, 2012

My Shabby/Chic Funky side...

Well I think that's what you would call it, lol. My daughter's friend, who is becoming a photographer, keeps getting my daughter to do photo shoots with her to add to her portfolio. My daughter always gets all done up for these shoots and I absolutely love the photo's her friend takes. Make's me think my daughter has lost her calling and should become a model, lol. As soon as I saw these two photos I just knew I had to scrap them and immediately knew the kind of layout I wanted to do and these new papers from Bo Bunny's "Weekend Market" collection, Graphic45's "Olde Curiosity Shoppe" and TPC Studio's "Memory Lane" were a perfect choice! I love it when I can find papers from different manufacturers and they work so well together.

I did quite a bit of distressing and inking on the "Moments in Time" piece of paper. I used Tim Holtz Distress ink in four different colors - tumbled glass, peeled paint, bundled sage and brushed corduroy all over different areas of the paper. On the Graphic45 paper I cut out the corner that had the clocks, shelving and old fashioned boot and peacock feather on it. I did some fussy cutting around the boot, feathers and flourishes on the right side of this piece. You can't really see it that well in the photo, since I added one of the real peacock feathers that I bought on eBay to the layout, but when you look at it in person you can. I also added these pretty Prima roses and flourish bling to the bottom right corner.

On the bottom left I took one of the latches from the Tim Holtz grunge board I had and painted it with some Crackle Paint in vintage photo and attached it with some little metal brads. I used a Tim Holtz's ornate plate and printed the word "Beauty" off on my computer on some cardstock which I used some distress vintage photo ink on the edges of it before adding it to the plate. I also had this pretty white vintage look lace that I used some vintage photo distress ink on and put that behind the photo and that just seemed to finish the layout perfectly.  So here's the finished layout, I hope you like it as much as I do - and please leave a comment and let me know.
 On this next layout I used the Bo Bunny and Graphic45 papers again. I didn't really do any distressing on these papers but I did do a little bit of fussy cutting on the Graphic45 piece of the lady with the key on her back just around the bottom corner of her skirt. I also cut out the "Olde Curiosity Shoppe" sign from the paper to put on the bottom of the layout and popped it up with some foam squares. The old key and key lock I had in my stash. I took one of the flourishes from Tim Holtz grunge board and painted it with "Picket Fence" crackle paint and then used a bit of vintage photo distress ink around the edges of the flourish.  

In my stash I have some of the plain flowers in different sizes that you can apply your own color to and I took one of the large ones to color. I took some vintage photo distress ink to color it with and once it dried I folded it in half and used a small glue dot to hold together. I then painted it with a thin coat of some "Diamond" stickles using a small paint brush to give it a bit of sparkle. I layered this underneath the other Prima flowers that I had on the corner of the photo. The saying "A Natural Flair" I cut out of the Graphic45 paper and popped it up with foam squares.  The two cards with the old fashion dressed women were in my stash and I believe they are from one of the old Graphic45's papers. If anyone knows for sure please leave me a message in the comments section. I had this little strip of gold trim in my stash and it really wasn't big enough for using on any of my other layouts but it just happened to be a perfect size to put down the side of the paper with the woman on it.  See, I knew there was a reason for not throwing it out, lol. I added one of Prima's pretty butterflies to the layout and that just seemed to finish it off perfectly. So here's the finished layout, please let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week! 


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Time to Spring Forward!

Well the weather outside isn't very spring like today - crazy winds and rain again. But never the less we have to remember when we go to bed tonight to change the clocks ahead by 1 hour. It sucks that you lose an hours sleep but it's good because it will stay light longer - Yeah!  I love when Spring and Summer comes and you get to be outside longer enjoying the sun shine. I'm one of those people that when it's dark I figure I should be in bed sleeping, lol. All I can say is "SPRING - Bring it on!!"

Well as my sister said "It was only a  matter of time" until it happened. What you say?  Time to do a layout on one of my daily routines. My daily trip to Starbucks to get my "Frapachino" fix - not one of the coffee flavored ones (yuck - I hate coffee) just the chocolate cream based ones. I won't even tell you how much chocolate is in it - but lets just say if I stopped going to Starbucks everyday for one of these I could probably lose about 10 lbs, lol.

I decided to do this layout with some of the papers I had in my stash from the Scrap Cake, their Spring Awakening" collection. I did a bit of fussy cutting of the flowers from one of the papers and popped them up with foam. Then I took one of the blue papers and did some punching on that one to frame my delicious drink (I know I'm sad, lol), and just a strip of the stripped type of paper from the collection behind that and notched it out at either end.. After looking at the paper for a bit I decided to cut out some squares from a couple of the other papers and place them down the side of the page to make kind of a diamond row in the plaid - I think it looked kind of cute and I added some little pink satin roses on the blue squares. I added some Prima flowers and some other little satin roses to one of the fussy cut flowers, added a bow of light mint green organza ribbon.  I added one of the coffee sleeves to the layout. I've had these little tiny blue flowers in my stash like forever and I thought they would be perfect to just kind of dot them around the layout and it just gave the layout that little something extra.  So here it is....the "Great Frapachino" layout! 

I'm thinking I can hear my daughter now saying "Mum, you need to get a life!" - hey when you get to my age it's the little things that make me happy, lol. I still have a couple of other layouts to post but I think I'll do that later or probably more like tomorrow. So have a great evening all and TFL!


Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Friday Everyone!

Well it seems I have quite a few layouts that I've done but haven't posted yet. I really don't know where the days go to - it seems like one minute it's Monday and all of a sudden it's Friday again. This never happened when I was working outside the home, it seemed like forever before the weekend would come, lol. 

We finally got some snow here last week. I was so happy because I've been dieing to use these Bo Bunny "Snowfall" papers again. We only got about 5 or 6 cms but it was such wet snow it just made all the tree branches hang down from all the weight of it. In this layout below you can see how the poor branches on my laurel hedge are almost touching the ground. Normally I can't see any of my neighbors homes because our hedge is so high, but not that day. These pics are looking out to our side yard and backyard. These Bo Bunny papers are just so pretty you really don't have to do a lot to dress them up. On this one I took a duplicate piece of the "Words"paper and cut out the "Snowfall" word from it and popped that up with foam on the other piece. Then I cut a circle out of the "Wintertime" paper and laid that down and before taping it down I took a couple of narrow strips from some of the other papers from this line and punched one side with my snowflake punch and also a couple of strips from Little Yellow Bicycle's "Snowy Window" paper and did the same thing and layered them off one side and the top of the circle. I also used the LYB blue paper to mat my photo's. I cut out a couple of snow flakes with my Cricut machine and popped them up on the page with foam dots, added a few small Prima flowers and some glittery foam snowflakes I had in my stash and that was it - not a whole lot of things but you really don't have to with these papers and they still come out so pretty! So here's the finished product. Remember you can click on the pic to see a larger version of the layout and then just hit your back button to return to this page.
 My son was up at Whistler Mountain (where they had the 2010 Olympics) a couple of weekends ago with his girlfriend to go snowmobiling. So of course I had to snag this photo of him so I could do another layout with the Bo Bunny paper, lol. This is my scrap lift of Angelica's (Swirlydoos) "Mystical Winter" layout.I had to improvise here and there as Angelic was using the kit from Swirlydoos and I was just using goodies from my own stash as I haven't started buying the Swirlydoos kits yet but I don't think it turned out to bad. I did a lot of layering and distressing of the papers and a view little "peek a boo" spots where I put some punched paper popping out underneath the rolled edges of the brown background sheet. I think Angelica's layout was awesome and I really enjoyed lifting her layout here. Here's my finiahed piece.

Well I think I'll post the other layouts that I have done tomorrow - don't want to go overboard and bore you to death here, lol. Remember I love to hear your comments! Have a great evening all!

Update on Ribbom Carousel prize

So I'm on Facebook yesterday just reading through all the posts of friends and I come across Canadian Scrapboooker's post and they were announcing the winners for the contest that I posted about the other day. So there I am reading and lo and behold there's my name! To say I was surprised was an understatement - I mean I never win anything and this was my second time of winning something in less than week. I didn't win the top prize of this ribbon rack but I did receive a years free subscription to Canadian Scrapbooker - which is awesome! So thank you Canadian Scrapbooker mag!

Last week I joined UStream video so I could watch the Prima show every Thursday and join in on the chat as the demonstration was going on. Apparently at the end of each show/class they give away a prize (no idea what the prize is) and guess what...I was the name chosen! So that was my first win and the free subscription was my second. So you know how they always say things happen in three's? I figured I should go buy a lottery ticket, so that's just what I did. ;-)  Well when I was at the grocery store this morning I figured I'd check my ticket for the 649 lotto draw last night. Okay all of a sudden I hear the music from the machine that comes on when there's a winning ticket - so I won...a big $10, lol. I should have specified to the Loto God's that I wanted to win the big one - oh well at least I won something and I still have another ticket for tomorrow's Loto Max which I believe is up to $40 Million.

Well I best get off to bed now, I just had to share the news. I've got some new layouts that I did to post ere so I'll try and get that done tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!