Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Two for one Tuesday?

It's seems like forever that I've been waiting for my guest month designing with Ruby Rock-it; probably because I've been so eager to share my creations with you! This collection was a huge stretch for me, but I am so pleased with the results! Here's my favorite, but you'll need to visit Ruby Rock-it to see everything.

Bazzill Basics Paper
Pearls, Cardstock Stickers, glitter Die Cut, lace trim, title sticker and patterned papers all from Ruby Rock-it August Moon Collection
Tim Holtz Distress Ink 
Martha Stewart punches

I'm also up on the Momenta Blog today, with a fun gift wrap idea:

I don't think I have a split personality... and if I did, what are the chances we both scrapbooked? :)
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 28, 2012

and the winner is...

...to be announced shortly! Voting has started for the last round of LCOM's Scrapping with the stars! I'm up against 2 wonderful ladies, and from the looks of the final projects, it's going to be a tight race! Our final challenge was to alter an item using no patterned paper. We were allowed to make our own pp of course, and had to incorporate a handmade flower.

I had been contemplating how I was going to do this printer's tray for some time. I knew I wanted to use it to display some of the treasures I found inside my Grandmother's sewing machine table, and this was the perfect opportunity.

 I used vintage fabrics, needle cases, wooden spools, buttons and button cards, photocopied needle cases, spool tops and other packaging. I was so happy that I got my hands on some Helmar glues just in time to stick the tricky stuff on. Liquid Scrap Dots aren't only were they great for creating dimension on the spool caps; they also work wonders on heavier uneven objects like the metal bobbins.

 Only the bit of coloured carstock, and lace weren't sewing drawer finds. The flowers were made by gathering some trims ( really the best way to feature them anyway).

The SWTS challenge was loads of fun, and well organized. If you are looking for fun challenges, and a friendly forum, the next big challenge should be coming shortly over at LCOM. Come and join us!

Wish me luck,

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

'Shhh... Be vewy vewy quiet. I'm hunting wabbits.'

Tonight's reveal of Scrapping with the Stars Challenge #9 is underway on the LCOM forum.  I thought I'd share my layout here with you, but you really should come and join us and check out all the contestants. There will be a double elimination this week, and then the last three will duke it out! Loads of fun!
The challenge was to use a large 5x7 photo, or multiples that would cover the same area.  We had to use at least 3 flowers, a flourish of some sort, at least one button, ribbon or trim, a die cut ( chipboard or cardstock) and have a one word title.

I used papers from the new American Crafts Amy Tan, Sketchbook collection. I love these so much! You probably can't even tell where I added my own watercoloring with Caran D'ache. Some of it is pre-printed, and some is the real deal. I cut strips of the chevron ribbon to work as leaves behind my flowers, and accented the stamped flourish with a black Pearl Pen by Viva Decor, and added doodles around my title letters...Now about those wabbits...

I love rabbits, and seem to be collecting various bunny punches, stickers and stamps at a surprising rate. Because they make me so happy, and sneaking them onto scrapbook pages seems like a random playful thing I'd have fun doing, that's exactly what is happening. I can't promise that EVERY page will have a bunny, but many will. If you feel like it, and you spot a bunny on any of my pages, let me know in the comments that you found one.

pp: American Crafts
Stamps: Fancy Pants, Lawn Fawn
Ink: Staz On, Caran D'ache Neocolor, Tim Holtz Distress Stain
Ribbon: Green Tara
Flowers: Prima, Blue Hills Studio, Making Memories, Hero Arts
Chipboard: Fancy Pants
buttons: Crate Paper and misc.
Viva Decor Pearl Pen
letters: Ki Memories

Happy Hunting, 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sketch Day!

The newest sketch from Let's Capture These Sketches is up on the blog! a fun and bubbly one this week by Natalie Roy.

Here's how I interpreted it:
I love when I get to break out the girly colours, I get so enthusiastic that I think I overdo it. I have to find the occasion to play with girly stuff more, so I can gain some composure!
check out the other beautiful takes on the sketch!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

More Scrapping with the Stars

Tonight, is reveal night for challenge #8 of LCOM's Scrapping with the stars, and I'm happy to say I've managed to keep playing up until now. If you're looking for a fun place to meet other scrapbookers, or to learn more about scrapbooking, I would totally suggest you join the forum there. Everyone is lots of fun! Here's my page for last week's Challenge #7.

We had to
Use patterned paper as the background
Have only ONE photo
Use die cuts somewhere on the page
Use glitter somewhere on the page
Have some journalling (hidden, handwritten, typed, etc)

Lots of October Afternoon goodies on this one, some Stickles, and Stamps from American Crafts, Pink Paislee and Stampendous. Smaller letters from Echo Park.

Did you know LCOM has a sketch blog too? Let's Capture these Sketches posts a new card sketch and layout sketch weekly.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

All About the Boys

I can't get enough of challenges, I've said it before, but it definitely helps me to choose an area of focus when I'm inundated with a million photos I want to work with and a zillion choices of product to use. 
So I signed up for Scrapping with the Stars with the ladies over on the LCOM forum. We're 7 challenges in so far, and I have 7 new pages to show for it! hopefully I can hang in there longer without being eliminated so I can get more done!

Challenge # 4 from Michelle Gallant. For this one I used a bunch of scrap papers from my trimmer drawer, the challenge was to use 
-one 4x6 photo
-neutral hues
-flowers and bling
-only patterned paper
 -and to mat EVERYTHING in black

Craziness I tell you!! I love the look of the black matting, but it requires way too much prep work for my liking. I'll save this kind of thing for when I've got lots of patience for cutting, and lots of thinking to do.
Paper: Echo Park, My Mind's Eye, Graphic 45, KI Memories, Scrapbook Walls?
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
flowers: Prima
bling: Zva Creative, Doodlebug design Inc, Basic Grey

This one was for Challenge #3 from Heather. Right up my alley with the exception of the journaling tag, so I focused on that. My dimension comes from several tags that are pop dotted, although you can't tell very well from this photo.

-Bright colours
-“Boy” embellishments. No flowers or bling. 
-Pattern paper background
-Handwritten journaling on journaling card/tag or label stickers
-Something with dimension (not just flat on the page)
-Title with more than one size of font

journaling tags /stickers: Jillibean Soup, Creative Cafe and Luxe Designs
paper: Fancy Pants, Bella Blvd.
letters: Reminisce,Heidi Swapp?
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper

 I'll be back this week to share a few more from the challenge, and to let you know if I'm going to be around to do challenge #8...