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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Still excited...

So after getting the email from Heartfelt Creations last night about making the semifinalist list for their design team I was so excited I couldn't sleep. So what does a scrapper do when she can't sleep? Scrap of course! 

I scrapped these two photos of my grand kids that I took when we were at the beach one day when they were visiting. I used Websters "Yacht Club" collection for this layout. I think I pretty much used every paper from this collection on this layout. I did a lot of fussy cutting - I just can't resist fussy cutting when it comes to Websters papers, they're all so gorgeous! I was quite pleased at how it turned out. I guess my scrapbooking mojo likes the late nights, lol. Anyway here's the finished product.
So I hope everyone has gone by Heartfelt Creations blog and placed your votes for your favorite semifinalist for the new design team - you have until October 17th to place your votes! Here's the link to their blog: Heartfelt Creations I'm still keeping everything I can cross, crossed - my poor eyes are getting really sore, lol!

Heartfelt Creations DT call

I'm very excited to tell you that I have been chosen as one of the semifinalists for "Heartfelt Creations" design team call and I'd like to share the three projects that I sent in with my application to Heartfelt Creations. The design team process is a little different....the semi-finalists have been chosen, but they are counting on people to vote for the finalists.  You must choose at least 5 of your favorites, and when you do, you are entered to win a $50 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate! 

This first layout is a few photos I took of my grandchildren while we were camping with our friends. Mikayla and Scott were watching our friends playing Mexican golf and I happened to glance over at them and they were standing there and Mikayla had her arms wrapped around Scott and he was holding onto her arms - they just looked so cute. Of course the minute they realized I was taking their picture they started acting all goofy, but that was okay I managed to get this one shot of them anyway, lol. So I hope that when they are young adults they'll be happy that I did get this photo of them. I used the Swirlydoos "Mon Doux" scrap kit for this layout. I did some distressing on the different papers and some fussy cutting of some of the papers, I was quite happy with the way it turned out.
This next layout is of my granddaughter taken in the late spring this year. She just started high school this September so this photo means a lot to me as she's just become a teenager but she is still my sweet little grand baby - I can hear her now groaning "Oh Gramma, I'm not a baby anymore!". I used the Websters "Hollywood Vogue" collection for this layout. I did some fussy cutting of some of the papers for this layout - I just love doing fussy cutting with Websters papers, they are all so pretty! I also did some handmade embellishments and flowers for the layout - I used a scallop punch in different sizes to put one of the ladies head silhouette's on which I used in the top right corner and made the two flowers which I used a bit of puffy paint on them. So here is how my layout turned out!
The last thing I wanted to share with you is an altered tissue box I did using Graphic 45's new "Song Bird" collection. I picked up this plain wooden tissue box at one of our local Dollar stores for $2.00 - don't you just love dollar store bargains? I love these papers - if I could I'd wall paper my bedroom with this paper, lol. I made all my own flowers for this project - I added stickles to some of the tiny rose buds and then puffy paint to some of the larger ones. I just think that the puffy paint adds a little something to the flowers. I also made the little fan that I have on the side with the flourish. I painted the flourish with some Tim Holtz distress crackle paint "Picket Fence". The two corner resin pieces are from Recollections and the pearl flourishes are actually one from Prima that I cut into two pieces, and the pearls all around the box are from a string of pearls I had in my stash. The pink butterfly is courtesy of Lisa at Swirlydoos, thanks Lisa! I added some glossy accents to it after cutting it out on the cardstock I printed it on to give it some depth. 

I hope you all like these projects and maybe give me a vote over at Heartfelts blog here: Heartfelt Creations"  I will be keeping all my fingers and toes crossed that I get chosen as one of the new design team members - have a great week!
 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Indian Summer

Well the weather is certainly making up for the crappy June we had here in BC. It's been gorgeous and sunny here (except for one kind of cloudy day, but still warm) with the temperatures up between 22 - 27 nearly everyday. So of course with the good sunny weather it means getting out in the yard and start to clean things up for the fall so I haven't got a whole lot of scrappy time in since the grand kids left.

I finally got started on a layout yesterday which I'm still playing around with - seems my mojo has gone off on vacation or something, lol. Oh well I'll just keep plugging away at it and hopefully I can finish it off today so I can actually post something new on my blog.

Oh one thing I did want to mention is that over on the "Swirlydoos Forum" my friend, Paulien van den Bosch, is going to be having Round Robin going on only for cards instead of layouts. It sounds like it's going to be lots of fun, you don't have to be buying the Swirlydoos kits to join in on this RR so pop on over and check it out here: "Cards, cards, cards" All of the members at Swirlydoos are so talented, I have learned so much from all of them since joining the group and we always love new members! Well I'm off to try and get my layout finished, I hope everyone has a good day!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A busy August...

I just realized it's been quite some time since I updated my blog. I had my grandchildren visiting for the month of August so I didn't get a lot of scrappy time in. I did get to work on a project for a Curio Cabinet using a pattern that I had purchased from Laura Denison at "Follow the Paper Trail". I don't know if you've ever been to her website but if you haven't you have to stop by and check out all of her great patterns she has for sale - she is a very talented lady! You can find her site here: Follow the Paper Trail You can either make this just as a trinket box with the drawer or you can make the drawer a mini album when you open it up. I chose to just have mine as a drawer. Remember you can click on the picture for a larger view, so here's my finished project... 
 I used a few Prima flowers on this project but most of them are ones that I made myself - the ones with the puffy paint on them. The butterflies I've used are from Lisa (starsailer) over at Swirlydoos, after I cut them out I covered them with glossy accents, I just love doing that with these butterflies, it just seems to give you a little more depth to your projects. I used Graphic 45's "A Ladies Diary" papers for this cabinet - I absolutely love this collection of papers! 

Here is a closeup of the cabinet with the front doors open. On the shelf I have a little shell that my granddaughter painted for me. I also took a small metal frame that I had in my stash and painted it with Picket fence crackle paint and cut out one of the ladies heads from the paper for the picture in the frame. There is also a tiny glass bottle with beads. The bottom part has a couple more flowers, a little bird and a small brass telephone I picked up at a second hand store. Hanging off the left side of the cabinet you can see one of Tim Holtz swivel clasps and chain holding a small heart and key I had in my stash. I've also added a couple of Lisa's butterflies that I've painted with glossy accents. On the shelf I have a little shell that my granddaughter painted for me. I also took a small metal frame that I had in my stash and painted it with Picket fence crackle paint and cut out one of the ladies heads from the paper for the picture in the frame. There is also a tiny glass bottle with beads. The bottom part has a couple more flowers, a little bird and a small brass telephone I picked up at a second hand store. Hanging off the left side of the cabinet you can see one of Tim Holtz swivel clasps and chain holding a small heart and key I had in my stash.  
This is the left side pf the trinket box. I cut out a dress form with my Cricut and then took some pink netting and gathered it for the waistline with some pink ribbon, there is also a small bottle with diamond dust in it. You can't see it very well but I used another one of Lisa's butterflies which I also covered in glossy accents.
This is the right side of the cabinet.The little wooden case with the wine bottles I picked up at one of our Dollar stores, tucked in behind that is a rose from my stash and beside the wine cabinet is an old clip on beaded earring from my stash.
Well I hope you liked this project and I hope you stop by Laura's website, I'm sure you'll find something you like. Have a great long weekend all and watch out for all the kids on the road on Tuesday as they head back to school!