Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Big Giveaway at Canadian Scrapbooker & Ribbon Carousel!!

Okay you have to stop by Canadian Scrapbooker's blog here: CS Blog and Ribbon Carousel's blog here: RC Blog for two chances to win this awesome prize pictured at the top - imagine having this awesome carousel to hold all your ribbons in your own scrappy place! I know I would and I've entered so pop on over and do the same thing - you can't win unless you try! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cute & Vintage Photos

Don't you just love looking at photos of babies and young kids. My friends cute little niece is just so photogenic (unlike me, lol) and she had taken this cute photo of Lucy and I just had to scrap it for her scrapbook. Little ones expressions are just so adorable and this one is definitely adorable! I think these papers from My Minds Eye "Follow Your Heart" collection just went perfect with this photo. The yellow in the papers seemed to draw out the yellow in her shirt perfectly. I did a bit of punching with a heart punch on some of the paper and layered and distressed it. On the top part with the tear I used a small white doily which I added some "Broken China" Distress ink to behind the tear and then placed a pretty yellow distressed Prima rose to it. The other flowers are all Prima ones except for the teal one with the light blue center, I made this using the water distressed technique and added the little tiny Prima blue rosebud to the center. I cut out a couple of kites to match the kites in the paper and popped them up with foam. On one of them I used some rub on's to show Lucy's age at the time when the photo was taken. After placing and before gluing everything down I felt the layout still needed something. So after playing with it a bit I printed out a smaller B&W version of the photo and framed it with some green glittered chipboard that I had, and a little bit of bling and that seemed to just finish the layout off perfectly. 

I love old vintage/heritage photos and like to collect some of the freebie ones I have found on the internet. Still trying to keep to my plan of using up papers from my stash I thought these three pretty vintage ones I had would go perfectly with these papers I had leftover from my Nov 2010 LE kit from "My Creative Scrapbook". The idea I had in mind for this layout, I thought, would go great with the February Sketch challenge at My Creative Sketches. I'd really love to win the sketch challenge as the prize for this month is a nice bunch of Prima goodies - now who wouldn't want to win Prima goodness, lol! I didn't stray to far off of the sketch and I had done a bunch of fussy cutting of some flowers from one of the papers from this kit so they worked out perfectly for me to use on this layout. I used this big yellow Prima Flower for the bottom right corner and some Prima bling across the center of my ribbon and I cut the title out with my Cricut machine. I was quite pleased at how it all turned out when I was finished. So here is my finished project. Thanks for stopping by and having a peek!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition

Well they say you'll never know unless you try, you can read from the title of this post, I'm trying out for the 2012 Design Team for Graphic 45.  The following are some of my projects that I have created that, I hope, will show the type of layouts I am able to create.



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll keep your fingers crossed for me! :-)


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Well I hope everyone is enjoying their day today! I just thought I'd pop in between the goings on today to post a new layout I did of this funny photo of my daughter that her friend took while they were shopping last week. As soon as I saw it I new had to post it. Usually when I'm doing layouts it sometimes takes me a little bit to come up with just the right title for it, not this time though, it came to me right away - "Incognito"! All of the papers and goodies are still from my June 2011 LE Kit from My Creative Scrapbook - and I can't believe I still have lots more of this kit to use up still! I did a little bit of fussy cutting of the small green flowers and the strip down the left side of the layout and some distressing on the layers. I think it came together quite well (she says after patting her own back, lol). Thanks for stopping by and have a great Valentines evening!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Yeah, the weekend is here!

Well I don't know where my heads been at. I thought I was more or less up to date on posting some of my layouts but I guess not since I have four of them to post today, lol I guess I was to busy checking out everyone else's work on their blogs and doing blog hops, I forgot all about mine.

When I was down visiting my friend in Portland her sister asked me if I could do a scrapbook for her on little Lucy (her granddaughter in my earlier 2 layouts). I got a few photos of her to start with so these following two layouts are for this scrapbook.

Finally at the end of January we got a snowfall of sorts (all of about 3 inches) so I could finally use some more of my Bo Bunny Snowfall collection. I am totally in love with these papers, they are just so yummy!! Luckily I took a photo of the snow through the sliding glass door in my scrap room out to the sundeck while it was snowing as it started rainy later in the evening and washed it all away. That's the kind of snowfall I like, lol. I made the flowers myself out of the same papers and cut the title on my Cricut machine.

This last layout I did last night for a challenge over at My Creative Scrapbook. We had to scrap a photo of ourselves and incorporate 3 hearts and 2 handmade flowers into the layout. I really had to dig through my photo's to find one of me that looked somewhat decent. I hate my picture being taken because they all look so terrible. I figured I good use that fact in my layout to use one of the hearts I had to have in the layout. I cut the title and sub title out on my Cricut after taking it into the Cricut Design Studio to weld the letters together. The pink flowers I made using hydrangea petals that I had and misting them with water and twisting the petals, let them dry and then layered three together. The teal ones I made using an SVG file I made so I could cut it on my Cricut along with the swirly thingy around the photo. I used my June 2011 LE Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This kit contained papers and embellishments from the Crate Paper "Portrait Collection" which worked out perfectly for this layout. I still of tons of stuff left in this kit to make more layouts - Pam really packs these kits full of so many goodies! Anyway here's the layout, I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Happy Monday!!

I know, you're all saying "Since when are Mondays happy?" - lol. Well today has been absolutely gorgeous here in Campbell River, Beautiful blue skies, not a cloud insight - I even managed to get a head start on all of my spring cleaning by taking all my blinds down in the kitchen and taking them outside to wash and hanging up to dry and then all hung back up - I'm feeling pretty good about that. I just love it when I can get back outside when the weather gets nicer like this - bring on Spring I say!

Another great thing about today is I found out that Websters is doing another give away on their blog. This time they are giving away the whole "Everyday Poetry" collection, including paper, flowers trim, bling and embellishments! Now wouldn't that be a great collection to win? All you have to do is pop over to Websters blog and leave a comment about this new collection. Here is a link to their blog: Websters Blog Below is a picture of the collection, you can click on the picture to see a larger view of the kit. Have a great week everyone!