Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Daddy's Walk

This layout was created using a mix of papers from Momenta and ColorBok. The Velum butterfly is from K&Company, the flowers are handmade the bling is unknown.  I created the border using Kreaxions punch #919 with insert A.  I love how versatile these punches are and how you can get so many different looks from just one punch.


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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Just Imagine/Kreaxions Blog Hop

Welcome to the Just Imagine/Kreaxions Blog Hop. So Happy you stopped by. We are sharing 3 days of all things Spring.

See our unique "4 in 1 punches" and our amazing Circle cutter that will cut up to a 10" circle on the smallest of surfaces.




For my project I decided to do this Photo Frame. I started with a plain wooden picture frame, which I coated with gesso and then painted with a bright yellow paint. Then I cut white cardstock to fit the frame, and used the Kreaxions punch # 309 with insert A to punch around the inside of the frame. I then glued that cardstock to the frame. Next I used Basic Grey's Nook and Pantry paper and punch #309 without an insert and punched a border, then using just the negative part of the border I glued that to the frame to edge it. Then I added a few flowers and some ribbon to finish of this beautiful frame.



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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Journey Card

For my post on the Just Imagine/Kreaxions blog today I created this cute card using Kreaxions Punch #910 with insert C to create the corners, I also used my Kreaxions Circle cutter for the circles.



Monday, April 7, 2014

Daddy's Little Girl and Blog Hop

     I did double duty with this layout.  First of all it was a sketch challenge from Scrap Much and I also used it for Linda's April Butterfly Challenge at Scrap, Paper, Scissors.
 
     Here is the sketch from Scrap Much.  I normally don't do double page layouts but I really loved this sketch.


     For this layout I used Graphic45 papers. The vellum butterflies are from K&Company. The buttons are from the Dollar Store. I used a white Jelly Roll pen to create the  butterfly trails.



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Friday, April 4, 2014

I am still scrapping!

     I may be doubled over with pain half the time but yes, I am still scrapping.  It really doesn't matter because no matter what I do, I can't get comfortable, so I may as well scrap.  I sure hope they get off their tushes and get all the tests booked soon so I can find out what is causing the pain.  Tonight I had tacos for supper and it took almost 4 hours for the pain to subside. Last time it was a peanut butter sandwich and a handful or potato chips that caused pain for an entire afternoon.  I am not liking this pain, it makes sitting so hard to do, lying down is just downright uncomfortable no matter which way you lie.
    But on to the scrapping, the only thing I do love LOL

     I am sorry but with so much pain controlling me I haven't been keeping track of what I have used for these layouts.. I have scrapped with only one thing in mind.. DISTRACTION!  Keep my mind from the pain as much as possible.


For this one I did use a paper piecing for the little kite.

I handmade the flowers on this layout.



I am slowly working away on the Wedding album. I am happy to say that so far she is very happy with all that I have done on it.


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Cute little Gift Box.

Today for the Just Imagine/Kreaxions blog I have created a cute little gift box.

here is a close up view.

In this view you can see how magnificient these punches really are.  I used Kreaxions Punch 910 to create this little box and it is so intricate.The top part is the punched part, the bottom is the negative part and the center is the little punched out pieces.   You can't help but love the versatility of these punches.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Almost There!

     Yes, I am almost at 50 layouts for the month of March, just two more to go but I don't think I will make it.  I have completed 6 so far today.  Two of those are a double pager.

     Let's start with that one.  I used Basic Grey's Serenade paper.  My Kreaxion's Circle cutter came in handy while creating these layouts and I used a Fiskar's edge punch as well. The cardstock stickers are from Karen Foster while I used my Cricut Expression and the Sure Cuts a Lot program to cut the Title with the Brush Script font.



To create Sweet Pea. I used paper from Pebbles, flowers from the Dollarama, Butterflies from K&Company and the bling is from KaiserCraft.


He's all boy and no mistake about it. I used Cosmos Cricket Joy Ride papers, chipboard from Little Yellow Bicycle and I created the faux stitching with my Pitt Artist black pen.


Nothing like starting young to play Basket Ball. I started with papers from Imaginisce, I used die cuts from the same line. The Alphas are from Bella Blvd and I used my Pitt Artist black pen for the faux stitching.


Paper came from the Paper Loft's Every Day Life. The die cuts are from Imaginisce, the button's are from the Dollar Store and the ribbon is unknown.


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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Scrap Scrap Scrap!!

     Yes, that is what I do.  There is nothing more relaxing and fun then taking a photo and then placing it on a page to display it in a beautiful way.  I really love what I do and to be able to do that for someone who really likes what you are doing for them is so very gratifying.

   For this first one I used paper from Studio75's Sweet Home collection. I took a TCW stencil and sprayed the background with Lindy's Starburst Bachelor Button Blue mist, I also used the same mist on Jelli Bean Soup's alphas. I used punches from both Martha Stewart and Recollections for my edges.  Flowers from Petaloo, Prima and some unknown were added to the page. I stuck a bit of bling from Basic Grey on the center of the large flower. A rub-on from Pink Paisley seemed to be just the thing for the bottom right corner of the photo. A bit of unknown ribbon tucked behind the photo and some faux stitching with a black Pitt Artist Pen was all that was needed to complete this beautiful layout.



This next layout was such a fun one to do. I rarely do layouts with multiple photos but I had all these photos of Skylar playing on the playground and I didn't want to pick just one or two. So a multiple layout was in order.  I choose KaiserCraft's Seaside collection for this one.  Mainly because I only had a little bit of it left over and because this layout only needed a little bit. Both the Baker's Twine and Clothespin are Recollections. The 3D stickers are from My Mind's Eye and I used a white Jelly Roll pen to write around the border and to do the faux stitching.



This little boy is so darned adorable and such a sweet topic to scrap.  I used papers from Little Yellow Bicycle's Fern Forest for this adorable page.  Once again I used a TCW stencil (I love their stencils) and this time I used Liquitex's Coarse texture gel on the background for added texture. I sprayed the stars with Goosebump's shimmer texture spray and adhered them with Pop Dots. The fibers are unknown. The sticker is from Karen Foster and I cut the title with my Cricut and the Stone cartridge.



I love this photo of Skylar with this grandfather. Bob looks so happy to be down on the floor with him. I wanted to make sure that photo was the focal point of the layout.  I used papers from Imaginisce for this layout. The cardstock stickers are from the same line. I used two different punches, one from Ek Success and Kreaxions Punch #919.  The doily is from the Dollaram and the fiber is unknown.


Yes, I finally found a couple of photos of Brayden in the mix of photos that she brought me, and delight of delights, it was his baby picture!!! :)  Everything on this layout is from Crate's Little Boy Blue collection.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Busy busy busy

     Yes I have been a busy little bee, scrapping to my heart's content. I can honestly say that my mojo has returned and I think maybe it brought someone else's with it.  I have been scrapping on the average of one and a half layouts per day all month.  So far I have finished 40 layouts. Not to mention my projects and cards.  I am quite pleased with myself. LOL

     Now I  have to admit these layouts are not the fancy loaded kind that I have been doing in the past but there is a reason for that, I just can't afford to do those layouts anymore.  Also, I have decided that they really don't fit in the albums properly and once they are placed in the albums, they just don't look so good because they become flattened.   They are fine if  you are going to be displaying them on a wall or whatever but they are just not for albums.

     I have also been trying to keep track of what I use in these layouts because I have been applying to different DT's and I know they like it when you list the matterials you have used.  I admit that sometimes I get so carried away with what I am doing that I forget to keep track but I am slowly learning and it is starting to come to me more and more as I do it.

     For this layout I used the last bits of paper I had left over from Basic Grey's Oliver line. The canvas banner is from Studios Poppies and Peonies. The ribbon, ribbon slide, chippies, and metal embellie are all unknown. The flower and butterfly are K&Company.  The alphas are Recollections.

     I love the way this one turned out.  The photo is so precious. I used Crate's Little Boy Blue collection on this layout. Everything is from that collection.

     For this layout I used Basic Grey's Serenade line, I love love love this line of papers.  I used a combination of flowers, Petaloo and Prima. Both the bling and the chippie are from the Dollar store. The metal embellies are from Momenta.  The doily was in a RAK that I received.


For this layout, once again I used the lovely Basic Grey's Serenade papers, I used a Martha Stewart edge punch and Momenta chipboard embellishments.


This layout is one of my favourites I think. I love the beautiful FabScraps paper. A mixture of Prima and Dollar store flowers with a few unknown stickers.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Family

I am up on the Just Imagine/Kreaxions blog again today and I am showcasing Punch 309 today. For this gorgeous Family layout I have used the super duper Circle cutter to cut a circle and then used the A stencil and Punch 309 without an insert to create the beautiful doily.  I used the same punch and once again without an insert to create the border, I used the negative part to give it a layered look. I used the punch once again with insert B to punch the corners of my rectangle pieces.  So much can be done with these very versatile punches, so many different looks from one punch.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Gotta Love Scrapping Kids

     I know I really love it when I am scrapping the little ones.  My mind wanders back to when my daughter was small and how precious she was.. not that she isn't precious now but she doesn't live with me now and she she isn't wandering around now saying those cute little things or doing those little things that always made me laugh.

     I have so many photos of these children to scrap that I am going to be remembering my daughter for a long time to come and therefore I am going to be enjoying my scrapping for a long time.

This first layout of Skylar with his two younger Siblings, Leah and Brayden is just too sweet. It makes me wonder if having only the one child was a wise choice.  Yeah, it was, I would never have been able to handle more than one.. heck I couldn't even handle just the one.

I had some fun with this one but alas I didn't keep very good track of what I was using... Me Bad!!What I do know, I used some Pink Paisley, some Echo Park, a little Basic Grey,and I also used a TCW stencil with Liquitex natural sand for texture. I also used a die to cut my banner.



For this next one I couldn't help think how Skylar looked so darn cute all decked out in a Fireman's outfit and how Janet never thought of being anything but a teacher. Even her second year of College she was still studying to be a teacher. Before the third year though we convinced her that that was not her niche. From the time she was 9 years old, she was into computers. She just had a thing with them, it was like she was born to them. Nothing about them escaped her tiny little mind. At nine years old she told a salesman at a Sear's store that he was going to have a "syntax error", he told her he knew what he was doing, yet he DID have a syntax error. She is now 40 years old and has never had to look for a job, it has always been headhunters looking for her. Yeah, she is very comfortable in her computer "niche".

I give you "To the Rescue".
For this layout I used Basic Grey's Serenade papers. The alphas are also from the same line. I used Momenta's Die Cuts. To cut the large background I used my Cricut Expression with the Storybook cartridge. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch for the little border. I also used a TCW's stencil with Liquidtex molding paste for some extra texture. The faux stitching was done with a Pitt Artist Black pen. To Attach the alphas I used Tombow glue.


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Monday, March 24, 2014

Some Wedding layouts and others

     I can't believe it!!  I just counted and I have done 30 layouts so far this month and I still have 7 days to go.  I am quite pleased with myself.  I am so blessed that Tammy brought me all her photos so I have lots to scrap and quite a choice to choose from so there is no getting bored doing the same thing all the time.

     I am also very happy that Boston Fanatics have their sketch marathon going on and I have mega sketches to choose from for my layouts because I am lost without a sketch to start with.  Okay so these are not in the order in which I did them.. at least I don't think they are LOL

    For this sketch I used Forever in Time's Rocket's and Sprockets Bleep Borp paper, also Recollections Rocket's and Sprockets paper. Both collections I have had in my stash forever. The alphas are Heidi Swapp. All the embellies were fussy cut from the paper. I used a White Gelly Roll pen for the faux stitching and to outline around the alphas. This was sketch #91.


     I didn't use a sketch for this one. I used Momenta papers, Fancy Pants bigboard Chipboard, Ranger Black Sparkle embossing powder, Jolee's Boutique embellishments, Heidi Swapp alphas and Recollections flowers.



     This one was sketch #86. I chose papers from ColorBok and Momenta after I gave my cardstock some misting with Lindy's mist using a stencil from Layer's of Color. I used my Cricut Expression and the Wedding Cartridge to cut my flowers and Michael's bling for the centers. The bit of lace is unknown and I topped it all of with a bit of stickles for some sparkle. I also used some diecuts from Momenta. The faux stitching was done with a Pitt Artist Medium Black pen.



     Sketch #82 was the perfect sketch for this layout even though it was a card sketch :)  I used paper from MME's Boy Crazy, also the title is from the same line. I used a Fiskar's punch for the edge.  The chipboard is from Little Yellow Bicycle.



I used sketch #90 for this one. Love love love this sketch. I kinda stuck to it too cause I really liked it LOL
I used Momenta and ColorBok papers for this layout. I cut the black flower with the Cricut and the Wedding cartridge,the title was also cut with the cricut and the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, the white flowers were cut with a Sizzix die. I used Michael's bling for the center of the flowers. The swirls and the rings are Momenta diecuts. I also used a Viva Pearl Pen in liquid white on the title.

That's it for me for day.. I'm off to do some more scrapping.
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Saturday, March 22, 2014

I've been having some fun.

     Indeed I have.  I have been just scrapping away here.  I have my DT work all caught up for a while so I decided to play with some of the sketches from Boston Scrap Fanatics.  They have posted over 80 sketches so far this month and you know me, I LOVE sketches.

     This one was for sketch #88.
     For this layout I used a mix of papers, Crate's Story Teller, KaiserCraft's Up, Up and Away, and MME's The Sweetest Thing and I used a Recollections edge punch and a die to cut the gears. I used my Cricut Expressions to cut the title

     This one was for sketch #77.
     For this layout I used paper and embellishments by Momenta. The two larger flowers were cut with a Sizzix die. For the faux stitching I used a gelly roll pen.


     This one was for sketch #80.
     For this layout I used paper from Echo Park's - That's My Boy.  I used my super duper Kreaxions circle cutter.  I also used some Blended Fiber paste and a stencil on the background for a bit of texture.  I drew the rocket on a piece of paper and then cut it out of the patterned paper, then I glued it to chipboard. I adhered it with pop dots.


     This one was for sketch #54.
     For this layout I used paper from MME.  I used my super duper Kreaxions circle cutter. I also used Kreaxions punch #910 with Stencil A. The brads are unknown. The title and faux stitching were done with a white Gelly Roll pen.


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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

For this yummy treat bag, I used a Kraft lunch bag to start. I used the Kreaxions Circle cutter and Punch #910 with Stencil B and positioning parts. I also used some K& Company Die Cuts. This bag was easy and fun to make and is such a pretty item to give to anyone as a little gift.


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