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