Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last post of 2011

I'm still unsure how the past year has flown by so quickly, but it seems the older you get the faster they seem to go. I just wanted to take the opportunity to wish you all a wonderful New Year, and hope all your wishes come true in 2012.  I'll leave you with my last project made with the December little boy kit from Boys Rule Scrapbook kits. I had this story jotted down on a piece of scrap paper since summer of last year. I thought I'd better make a quick page before I threw it out by accident. It felt amazing to use up every last sticker from the sticker sheets to make the fun border around the page. I added some of the fun Jillibean Twine that was also in the kit, and used the Doodlebug Design Inc. stickers with a few from my stash. I love how the Hopscotch font blends so well with others.


If you are scrapbooking boys, big or little, you should really check out the kits available! I've never subscribed to a kit club before, because I was afraid of how much feminine product I'd receive and never be able to use. This might just be the answer. 

Have a safe and happy New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2011

I'm enjoying the tail end of our Christmas holidays. With the boys out of preschool, and the hubby home until after the new year, things are still pretty busy, and crafty time is at an all time low. Not having creative time is made even more frustrating by the unused pile of scrappy supplies my boys spoiled me with for Christmas and my birthday.

The New Year is fast approaching, and i'm throwing a few ideas for crafting related resolutions around in my head. If I ever decide on one, I'll let you know. I'm also open to hear if anyone else has some cool resolutions that'll help use up supplies, curb spending or boost creativity.

On that note, I'll leave you with a simple layout of my sweeties, and one of our new furry love. Life with 3 boys under 5, and a gargantuan puppy has it's crazy moments, but I can't help feeling totally blessed to be leading this life.

Momenta PA-2331 12 x 12 Premium Paper Pad
Momenta ST-3270 Mini Puffy Icon Stickers
Momenta NC-1266 Card Pack
Momenta NC-1267 Card Pack
Momenta ST-1988 Metallic Silver Alphabet Stickers
Momenta ST-2042 Metallic Red Alphabet Stickers
Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Ranger Distress Stickles ( Picket Fence)
Ranger Distress Ink ( Walnut Stain)
Studio Calico Mister Huey's Color Mist (Calico White)
Jo-Ann Craft Essentials Ink (red, white)
Fancy Pants stamps (snowflakes)
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Sizzix Die (Tree, Pine Medium)

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
PP: Lily Bee Design
Fancy Pants Felt
American Crafts Flowers, letters
Karen Foster Paper Floss
Queen& Co Candy dots
Viva Decor Pearl Pen
Silver jewelry wire
Doodlebug design Inc. brads, floss
Washi Tape ( Omer de Serres)
Tim Holtz mini staples, Distress Ink
Dollarama ribbon flowers.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More Boys Rule...

Here's my second layout made using the December Little Boy Kit from Boys Rule Scrapbooking. There are 3 packs of K&Co stickers from the Spaghetti line in this kit. I used the Embossed stickers as journaling prompts, and the Grand Sdhesions and Mini Accents as images to embellish the responses. The Jillibean Soup Beanstalks Bakers Twine was a fun way to separate each response. 

Although I usually like my fonts very even and classic, I have to admit the whimsy of the Doodlebug Design Inc. Hopscotch Font works perfectly with these papers. ( after doing 3 layouts, I needed to supplement with a few letters from another Doodlebug font in the same hue, but the beauty is you'd never know!)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

5 years ago today!

Please excuse the 5 year old layout, I was very new to scrapbooking at the time, and my only saving grace was that it was based on a sketch by the very talented Ann Kosten. 

This was the day I became a Mom. A roller coaster of emotion. One of the defining moments of my life...but if you're a mom, you know what I'm talking about. I can't believe it's been 5 years since I held this tiny baby in my arms for the first time; and if the layout wasn't so darn dated, I would have thought it was only yesterday!

Happy Birthday Little Bear!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Boys Rule!

If you know how much I love bright fun papers, you'll understand how happy I was to be working with the little boy December kit as a guest designer for Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits. This kit is bright and has super cute  images perfect for toddlers right through to young school age children. With 3  boys under 5, this kit is perfect for multiple pages of my guys. If you're looking for some great boy themed kits, I suggest you check these out, but hurry, the big boy kit for December has already sold out!

Here's my first page; check back for more creations using this fun kit!

(Boys Rule December-little boy kit)
PP: K&Co Spaghetti Collection
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
Stickers: K&Co Spaghetti- Mini Ornaments, Icon Grand Adhesions, Embossed Stickers
Letter Stickers: Doodlebug Design Inc.-Hopscotch
Twine: Jillibean Soup BeanStalks

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Something Fishy!

Today is my turn again posting a project for the Momenta blog.  I decided to alter another bit of toy packaging, this time a wooden box from a package of Melissa and Doug dinosaur magnets. We love Melissa and Doug toys, but the fact that the boxes don't have lids, makes no sense to me, and it seems like such a waste to throw them out.

Now Parker has an aquarium for his room, and there's no water to worry about !

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
One Fine Day  5"x7" Cardstock Pad (PA-2337).
One Fine Day Puffy Flourishes ( ST-4147)
Beach Fun Layered Puffy Stickers ( ST-2114).
Pure Bubbles and Bling Stickers ( ST-1740)
Buttons- lots of em!
acrylic sheet
Diamond Glaze, Glue Dots, StixII foam squares

In case you missed it, the last packaging I altered was this: 


You can check out the details Here

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, November 21, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like...

...time to start the Christmas crafts! I would usually wait until at least the 1st of December to break out anything Christmas related ( maybe that's why I'm always so rushed by the 25th!).  We are starting our Christmas Holiday Schedule over at Practical Scrappers, and today we're all about Christmas cards.
Here's my contribution, made with an absolutely adorable Digital Stamp from La La Land Crafts. I did a combination of Copic coloring, and paper piecing using The Great Outdoors Collection from Momenta.

I added a bit of Tim Holtz Distress Ink in the new Seasonal colours of Evergreen Bough, and Iced Spruce (YUM), a sentiment stamp from Studio G, chipboard snowflakes from American Crafts, mini pompoms from the Dollarama, all on a 6 x 6 card base made from Bazzill cardstock.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Design Team Call!

It's been a year already! Momenta is looking for a new design team! If you are interested in working with a great team, love big boxes of goodies delivered to your door, and the freedom to design with the products that fit your style- Check out the call!

Monday, November 7, 2011

A bit of everything and anything

I'm not scrapping much these days, and I miss it horribly. Things are just a bit too hectic around here for me to get much time alone in my scraproom. I think it all started about 3 weeks ago when the flu bug hit our house. The last victims are slowly on the mend and back to school this week. In addition to the sick household, I received some bad news last week about my 6 1/2 year old cat Edgar.  I took him in for a routine check-up, and his vaccines which were long overdue, in preparation for the arrival of our new puppy next week-end. The vet checked him over and asked me if we could hold off on the shots, and do some blood tests instead. Long story short, Edgar has cysts all over his kidneys, and is having chronic renal failure. He's now on medications, and a special diet to help, but the prognosis isn't good. I'll hopefully know more after our next vet visit on Wednesday, when we get a look at his kidneys to see how bad the situation is. Poor kitty, here I was thinking that the drive to the vet's office was the most stress he was going to have before the puppy arrives, and now we don't even know how long he's going to be with us.

On a brighter note, I have a new page done for My Momenta featuring some of their fun puffy stickers. Who can't use a bit of glittery puffiness to brighten their day?

Oh and here's one I forgot to share. It was posted on Halloween for Momenta as well. Have I ever mentioned how much I love googley eyes?

And now that My friend Claude has posted her layout from our First annual Mad Hatter Day Crop, I think it's safe to go ahead and post mine. I invited the girls over for a special crop on 10/6 (also the hat size tucked into on the Mad Hatter's  hat band). We had tea instead of our usual Lattes, cupcakes, a few nonsensical rules, and a surprise paper swap where we each had to bring 3 pieces of patterned paper that somehow matched what we were wearing. We each ended up with one of each others papers, and had to make a layout with photos we took and a few extra goodies.

All I can say is thank goodness for double sided papers, and for understanding friends who willingly put up with my hairbrained schemes, even when it means cutting into papers they were intending for another purpose.

Happy Monday everyone!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Learning from the big boys

Another everyday moment recorded. I know one day in the not so far away future, I'm going to miss watching the boys play together. I love now that Rowan is starting to be able to move around and stand sturdily enough that he can get into whatever the older 2 are doing. I really dislike the yelling and pushing that sometimes follows, but they are pretty gentle for the most part, and are learning to keep the small toys in their rooms where they will be safe from "baby slobber", and eventually the dog when she arrives.

I used a fabulous Sketch by Evgenia Petzer from the Pencil Lines Blog. 
Sketch #256 

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
PP: 4 Heures 37
Washi Tape: Studio Calico
Letters: American Crafts
Bakers' twine: Doodlebug Design Inc.
Mini Staples: Tim Holtz
Rub-on: American Crafts
cork tile
Bread tag
scrap ribbon

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The name game.


This page was about a month in the making- no joke. I printed the photos not long after I took them, and they sat...and sat...and sat until I was rummaging through my papers one day and pulled out some old Dreamstreet papers thinking " will I ever use these?- how about now!" then I did the distressing and stuck the photos down and the whole thing sat again for a couple of weeks this time. The whole time, we are making each other crazy throwing out and rejecting each other's name choices for a dog. The cutest was Parker who exclaimed one morning at snack: " I know!" we can call the puppy Bumblebee..."then he said "NAwwwww" to tell me he was teasing, then suddenly he lit up like a lightbulb and said "let's call the puppy Raisintoast!" He was so proud of himself, I didn't have the heart to tell him it was too silly. Speaking of silliness,  Ethan for weeks kept asking f we could just call the puppy "Puppy" and then he decided Sweetie was his favorite. For the record, I was ok with Sweetie, Mark not so much.

 So the whole page evolved from a page about how excited the boys were to get all the puppy "stuff", and became about our quest for a name. you cam tell by the photos anyway how excited they were to try out her things.

Paper: Dreamstreet
letter stickers: Basic Grey,Jillibean Soup, Fancy Pants, Studio Calico, Bella Blvd.
Tim Holtz Mini staples
Viva Decor Pearl Pens
pen: pilot

Our final choice in the end is Ruby, I'll share a photo soon!


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Down on the farm

Thanks to the layout I just finished for the Pencil Lines sketch this week, I now have this song stuck in my head. The last theme before fall and Thanksgiving at the boys preschool was the farm, and this is one of the songs they sung.  
PP: Basic Grey
Stickers: October Afternoon, American Crafts
Paper Thread: Karen Foster
Buttons: Crate Paper
Mini Staples: Tim Holtz
pen: Staedtler triplus fineliner

I wonder how many days this one will be with me before my brain switches to the Sleeping Bunnies? ( don't say I didn't warn you that this was catchy!)


Just Like Grandad

Around this time 3 years ago, my Father-in-law passed away from cancer. A few weeks earlier, he had used his last bit of strength to fly from Chicago to Montreal to meet his second grandson for the first and last time. I wasn't conscious of the coincidence of timing when I printed this photo tonight to do a page, but I'm happy I finally documented this little anecdote, and am missing him even more now.


The design is based on a sketch by Anna Bjorklund for the Pencil lines blog.

I used two gorgeous sheets of paper from Studio Calico, and a tonne of stamps from Hero Arts, Tattered Angels, Prima Marketing, MME, and Memory Essentials. Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Staz On, Ranger Distress Crackle Paint, Adirondack Paint Dabber, Goosebumps Texture Spray. Copic Marker, Copic Multiliner, Omer De Serres Washi tape, Webster's Pages letter stickers and Basic Grey letter stickers.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wandering aimlessly?

I'm guessing I'm on the verge of another swing in my scrapbooking style. not sure where I'm going this time, or if I'll ever get back to a consistent look. Just take a look at my last few pages, and see why I say I'm all over the place again. 

This one was a page I did for our Frugal Finds Challenge over at Practical Scrappers. Kerri had challenged Christine and I to use food colouring. I decided to make my own glitter glue, using up what was left in the kids' white glue bottle, adding green and blue food colouring, and some fine green glitter.  I had fun experimenting, and squirting out swirls and flourishes onto my splat mat, hoping they would be usable once dry. They peeled of nicely, and the final colour reminded me so much of melted cotton candy that I knew exactly what photos to look to for inspiration. throw in a bunch of odds and ends from my scrappy "junk" drawer, and voila!

This one is fun, but that diamond pattern is a bit hard on the eyes. Very clean and graphic for me, it feels like it's been ages since I placed a photo straight on a page. 

So this one ended up pretty straight too, but I'm not in love with the big space between my title words. I don't know why I insisted on keeping that large felt "you" , after not being able to make it work well. Perhaps because of how cute it looked with one of my handmade polymer acorns in the center of the "O".
I'm anxious to figure out where this transition is bringing me. It would be nice to have some layouts that I really love soon, but I know that my Mojo is just working through something lately, and it'll all come together soon.
I'll be sure to share once it does :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

PP ban.

It's no secret that I love green, so it won't be a surprise either if I tell you this layout came together very quickly last night either. I pulled out a bunch of green scraps, and a few do dads lying around, including the photo which I had printed weeks ago. At first, I struggled to not add even a teensy bit of patterned paper, but really, with all the tools and techniques available to me, I didn't need it afterall.

Check out the Awesome projects done for today's Challenge me Tuesday over at Practical Scrappers.
I also have a painting featured over at Momenta today, and it's a bit out of character for me. Check it out to find out why.

Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Card Making Day Hop!!


To celebrate World Card Making Day, we are hosting a blog hop with our amazing design team in hopes of inspiring your creativity with our fabulous products!

To participate, all you have to do is leave a comment on each of the 16 blogs on the hop (a complete list is below). The deadline for commenting is 11:59 EST, Sunday October 2nd. Five winners will be chosen by on Monday, October 3rd and will be announced right here on the My Momenta blog! Each winner will be receiving one of our five boxed card kits…

Each Card Kit contains 12 Cards and envelopes. Assorted stickers, cardstock borders and gems!

We are even tossing in a BONUS entry! Simply head over to our facebook page after the blog hop, like us if you haven't already, and tell us that you blogged hopped with us! Don't forget to leave a comment on the Momenta blog letting us know you have completed the hop!

I had fun designing fast simple cards using Card Packs ( NC-1279), NC-1278  with  Cardstock (PA-2370) and Sticker Kit (ST-4826) from the Let's Party Collection.

The letters on this one are from the 12 x 12 Brights Diecut Pad ( PA-2393). I added texture and dimension to them by dry embossing them with a stylus. It instantly adds extra character!

We hope that you have lots of fun and enjoy the wonderful creations from our Design Team!

Blog Hop Line Up --
•Start: Momenta (
•Abigail Prado (
•Aymee Gandy (
•Carrie Walz (
•Christine Meyer (
•Cristal Hobbs (
•Erin Morehouse ( You are Here
•Jamie Cripps ( Go here Next!
•Joanna Bandelin (
•Jodi Wilton (
•Kristine Berc (
•Linda Abadie (
•Monika Wright (
•Sherri Thompson (
•Bonus Entry: Tell us you hopped along on our Facebook page! (
•End: Momenta (

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I wasn't supposed to but...

I borrowed Ethan's silly bands to do a scrapbook page. I asked permission to borrow them a few weeks ago and he said "No mama, they're gonna get all yucky..." It took me two weeks to find the darn things. Ethan couldn't tell me where they were, and had me checking our games closet over and over. I thought my four year old had gotten sly, and just conveniently forgot where they were- turns out daddy confiscated them for some reason and had stashed them in his closet amongst the sweaters...
It was fun, and definitely worth it- plus all the glimmer mists washed off fine!

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
Patterned Paper: Tim Holtz, Echo Park
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (Inchworm, Fairway, Candy Apple, Pomegranate, Alaskan Salmon, Cornflower Daze)
Stamps: Clear Art Stamps
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink, Memento
letters: Bella Blvd, Glitz
die-cut: Scenic Route
flower: Prima Marketing
Brads: Doodlebug Design Inc, Basic Grey
Viva Decor Pens
Chipboard: Bo Bunny

SSSHHHH....Don't tell Ethan.

Monday, September 19, 2011


My little man has a cute little quirk of sticking out his tongue to the side. It lasted about a week or so, and I think it was teething related, but oh how cute! I'm sure I'll be doing a page devoted to the quirk, but I captured it in one of these bath photos I used on a page for Momenta.

Who could resist all those little ducks? Definitely not me!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Authentique Giveaway!

Hurry over to Practical Scrappers to see how you could be entered in a draw to win some goodies from Authentique!
Today's post features some great pages made with their products!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

colour challenge

Last week, Practical Scrappers Challenge Me Tuesday was a colour challenge. I took my own bait, and created this:

I loved these papers when I saw them, even though they aren't my usual style. Actually nothing about this page is my usual style- heck, that's not even my photography! Gotta change things up every so often.

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
PP: Authentique Blissful collection
Flowers: Prima Marketing
Gems: Zva Creative, Prima Marketing
Washi tape: Omer De Serres
Brads: Basic Grey
Letters: American Crafts
Mini Staples: Tim Holtz
Stamp & Ink: Memory Essentials
Journaling stickers: Authentique
Photo: Magenta Studio

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Getting messy

I'm always up for trying a new technique, and getting a bit messy. This month's Focus On Techniques challenge at Practical Scrappers was no exception. The technique we were tackling we're calling "double" embossing. The original technique is to cover your base paper with Versamark, or an embossing ink, and then with an embossing powder. Once heated, then dry emboss using an embossing folder, and sand to distress.

You know me, I can't follow the rules. ( Well I can, but it's just not as much fun!)
So I dry embossed first, hit the high areas with Top Boss, and then sprinkled on the embossing powder. Once heated, I used Glimmer mists, and a bit of Inca Gold by Viva Decor to distress the background. Definitely lots of fun, and worth playing with again!

Have a great week-end!

Friday, September 9, 2011


I loved these photos of Parker after I caught him sneaking marshmallows. But try as I might, I couldn't seem to find any paper in my overfilled drawer that worked the way I wanted. I decided to take a look through a very "girly" collection of papers from Momenta, and voila- a very grey layout with a punch of colour! Check it out on the Momenta site!

ST-4765 Free to Be Me Puffy Flourish
ST-4777 Medium Puffy Zebra Alphabet Stickers
PA-2390 Black and White 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock Pad

other materials:
Pilot Rollerball pen
Viva Decor Pearl Pens ( Black & Turquoise)
Sizzix Die ( Doll Body)
EK Success Punch

Thursday, August 25, 2011

La La Land Crafts for Kids Contest

My boys (Ethan age 4 and Parker age 2) love it when I clear a space for them in my craft room and break out the punches and craft supplies. They've recently taken to stamping, and I keep tins of small stamps at hand just for them ( oh ok- sometimes I use them too). They even have a bin full of their own ink, and know how to clean the stamps when they are done. I've come to learn though there is one crafty technique they love more than stamping; they love to cut up paper. Armed with scissors, punches and a paper crimper, all I hear is cut, cut, cut ( they are boys after all).

I had stamped Star Boy Luka upon request for Ethan, and Fireman Luka for my Fireman crazed Parker so that they could make birthday bookmarks for a contest over at the new La-La Land Crafts for Kids blog. This is all we had to show for it: 

 by Ethan age 4 ( and 3/4)

by Parker age 2 ( and 3/4)

Not only that, they didn't even stick around long enough to help me clean up!

Oh well, I guess they take after me after all.

Monday, August 22, 2011


You know me, I love a challenge, so when I stumbled across a new blog called "Another freaking scrappy challenge" I had to check them out. I think I would have liked to try out for this design team, but it seems like recent projects and deadlines had me focused on other things.
Here's a age I've done based on their very first sketch challenge:

The challenge was to create a layout based on the sketch provided, and to document something funny.
My personal challenge was to dig in to some fun Fancy Pants product that's been neglected far too long.


I've been collecting Ethanisms and Parkerisms for some time now. Those cute little things my boys say as they are gaining new vocabulary, mispronouncing words and just being plain cute. I'll post them on Facebook as daily status updates, jot them into my notes on my phone, record them as a voice memo, or grab a nearby notebook. I  don't manage to get them all written down, as live is crazy with 3 boys. but the ones I do are worth so much to me.

This layout I did using Momenta papers and embellishments, and you can see all the details on the Momenta blog
My favorite parts are the orange elephant ( a perfect specimen for my son who loves both the colour orange and elephants) and the Fancy Pants felt borders with the tickets tucked into them.

Monday, August 8, 2011

And the winners are...

The winners of the Card sets from this week-end's blog hop have been selected.
Just to let you know this was totally fair, as I selected numbers from 1-30 from

#18 Lynn
#28 Cozy Crop House

Cozy Crop House: Please e-mail me with your name and shipping address so I can get your cards out to you. Girlpaperscissors(at)

Lynn: I know where you live, I'll give you your cards when you come to visit your grandchildren next time, I'll specify who is eligible for these draws :)

Here's a quick one I did, playing with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam, Glimmer Glaze, ( on the Magenta Style Chipboard Bird), and a Viva Decor Pearl Pen.
(Other materials: MME papers, 3Bugs in a Rug Die cuts, Bella Blvd journaling block.)

Have a great day everyone!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Happy 2nd Anniversary Practical Scrappers!

Thanks for joining us for the Practical Scrappers Blog Hop.  We're sharing projects that relate to the number two since it's our second anniversary!  Today I'm sharing a project with you about my second son's second birthday. We often lovingly refer to him as "Thing 2". I've got a RAK to give out to TWO followers of my blog and Practical Scrappers' blog.  All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know you were here.  I'll be giving away 2 sets of 5 hand stamped cards and envelopes. 

Here's my project celebrating the number 2 :
Thanks for stopping by!  Hop on over to see  Jessica next!

  We have an extremely talented group of designers, I know you'll enjoy checking out their blogs.

Happy Scrapping,

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Where did that come from?

I've started to panic lately at the vast array of scrapbooking equipment and supplies that I own. Up until now, my organization system has kept me feeling in control of my addiction. I knew pretty much what I owned, and where it lived. Lately, I've noticed more and more product not fitting neatly into my methods. I'm loosing touch with what I have stashed away in the nooks and crannies. I have finally admitted that I may just have more stuff than I will ever be able to use in this lifetime.
Although I can honestly say I love 80-90 percent of the products I own, many of them are not in line with my usual whimsical style, and often get overlooked. Thank goodness I have friends who recognize my problem, and force help me to use up some things I normally wouldn't.
Here is a page created from a page kit assembled for me (from my own stash) by my buddies JJ and Claude:

I got to finally get some of my collection of Basic Grey into my trimmer, and use up the new buttons I've been hoarding. Best of all, I scrapped a photo that I would have kept putting off because it wasn't in line with the bright happy papers I'm usually knee deep in.

Oh! JJ? Claude? I only have one question...Where the heck did that tag come from? I has so much fun stamping and altering it, I want to know if I own more before I go out and buy some more...

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
PP: Basic Grey, Tim Holtz
Letters: Jillibean Soup
Washi Tape: Omer de Serres
Stamps: Memory Essentials, unknown
Buttons:Crate Paper
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink, Memento
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist ( Raven)
Tattered Angels Antique Key
Tim Holtz Mini Staples
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber ( Pebble)
Viva Decor Pearl Pens ( Chrome, Black)
Viva Decor Inca-Gold ( Hematite)
Pen: AC Precision Pen
graphite pencil

Monday, July 25, 2011

Funny Guy

Here's a page I designed for My Momenta, using my new favorite find, Design Your Own Stickers. I really love this shot of my usually serious boy being goofy.

ST-3956 Sticker Kit
PA-2330 Super Paper Pad
ST-4515 Design Your Own Sticker- Jennifer Upper Case
ST-1814 Crimped Glitter Black Alpha
ST-4074 One Fine Day Puffy Borders
Punches- Marvy Uchida, Martha Stewart
Bazzill White Cardstock

Friday, July 22, 2011

Popsicle sticks

I'm loving the challenges that Christine, Kerri and I are giving each other over at Practical Scrappers each month, using dollarstore finds. It seems as if each month, I regard the challenge item with dread, and by the end of it, I'm pleasantly surprised by what I was able to create. This time around, Kerri challenged us to use popsicle sticks. Not a very inventive use on my part, by I like the effect  I got on the wood of the craft sticks using Glimmer Mist, washi tape, and a texture stamp with ink. Believe it or not, once I stopped trying to weave the popsicle sticks together using embroidery floss, the whole page came together really fast using Momenta products and a Design Your own Sticker alphabet!

Momenta ST-4765 puffy flourishes
Momenta PA-2240 12 x 12 paper pad
Momenta ST-4722 Family Outing, layered stickers
Momenta ST-4517 DYO Alphabet Sticker
Craft sticks: Dollarama
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist, Alaskan Salmon, Marmalade
Memento Ink, Rich Cocoa
Stamp: Impression Obsession

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Design Your Own Sticker!

Those of you who know all about my scrapbooking passion, may have come to realize just how much I love fonts, and letter stickers. I have 2 large drawers full, in every shape size and colour, for fear that I might not have just the perfect one when I need it ( and because I can't pass up a pretty package at the scrapbook store).  I have recently discovered every alphabet loving scrapbooker's dream...Design your own Sticker by Momenta. Whether you stockpile out of sheer adoration, or are just starting out with limited supplies, who wouldn't love the option of always having the perfect letters for a layout or project at hand?
They are so easy to customize and print right from , or you can download the template for one of the myriad of styles, and D-I-Y using Photoshop or a similar application.

Did I mention Momenta is running a fabulous contest right now using the Design your own Sticker?
If you're looking to "enhance" your collection of scrapbook supplies, Momenta is offering a 250$ coupon for Momenta product, plus 100$ CASH to the winning participant! You've got nothing to lose! Design Your Own Sticker products are sold at locations such as Hobby Lobby, Omer de Serres, Zellers and  Walmart. If you can't find any near you, you can also e-mail social@momenta(dot)com, to get a free sample to participate with!! Hurry, Contest is open until August 24th!

Check it out here!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

I know how to do that!

I have a BFA. Before you try and google that and think I have some rare disease, it just means I have skills and knowledge that most of the "real world" don't  see as relevant. Bachelor of Fine Arts, in Studio Arts and Art History to be exact.  Some of my favorite courses in University were textile based technique classes. Printing and Dying techniques,  Fibers structures etc. Fibers structures is where I learned how to build things using techniques like coiling, embroidery, basketry, weaving, tapestry weaving, and so on.  Yeah I know, basket weaving in really!

So I had to chuckle a bit when I started this week's Focus on Techniques project for Practical Scrappers.  Having wrestled with approximately 20 open wire coat hangers and a ton of torn strips of rags in order to make an up-cyled shopping basket,  I found that a few strips of paper, and some cardstock were relatively easy to manage. So Mom and Dad, if you're wondering if all that time and money actually ever paid off...

The jury might still be out on that one!

Materials used: 
Momenta PA-0658 Primary Textured Cardstock 12 x 12
Momenta PA-2330 One Fine Day 12 x 12 Super Paper Pad
Momenta ST-2561 Pure- Polka Dot Puffy Alpha
Momenta ST-2600 Small Vibrant Chipboard Alpha
Momenta ST-3956  One Fine Day Sticker Kit
Bazzill Cardstock (white)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Quickest page ever...

This might be it, my fastest page ever, or maybe just the fastest to come together that I liked.
This week's challenge at Practical Scrappers was to use bingo cards or markers on a project.
I printed a photo, pulled out the only bingo style thing I owned ( stamps from Maya Road). The cork that I stamped on and papers that I used were all sitting out on my desk waiting to be put away ( I knew there was a reason I wasn't cleaning up!).
I even grabbed some Distress Ink and Glimmer Mist to give the newspaper print a bit of sparkle.

PP: Echo Park-For the Record
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Staz On
Stamps: Maya Road
Stickers: Echo Park- For The Record
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-Marshmallow
Cork: Karen Foster


From this:

To this:

It's been awhile since I've tackled an altered project, and this box has been hanging around forever waiting to be re-purposed. All it took was some fun papers and stickers from Momenta to inspire a cute set for Rowan's room. 

I am so planning on making a matching lampshade too.
Products used: 
Momenta ST-1650 Sticker Kit 
Momenta PA-1992 Super Paper Pad
Momenta PK-2150 Scrapbook Pad ( green cardstock)
Momenta ST-1740 Pur Bubbles and Bling Stickers
Judykins Diamond Glaze
Tim Holtz Fragments
Harmonie Acrylic Shape- Hearts
Green Tara Mini Tassel Ribbon- Blue
The Robin's Nest Large Dew Drops- Clear
Crayola Model Magic- White
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ( Riptide and Denim)
Washi Tape (Omer De Serres)
Crafter's Acrylic Paint