Thursday, February 28, 2013

Happy Easter - Aud Sentiments

Hi there,

There is  a fun new challenge up on the Aud Sentiments clog today!  We are challenging you to create a card with a Spring or Easter theme.  Our sponsor is Prairie Fairy Designs, who will be offering a prize to the winner!

The DT got to play with one of their sweet images, too!   They are super cute, so I know you will want to play along for your chance to win.  Have a look at what I created.....

Now it's your turn. This challenge will run until Tuesday, March 12th.  Why don't you hop on over to the Aud Sentiments site to see what the rest of the team has created, and play along for your change to win a prize!

Thanks for visiting!

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Heart-fold Flower Tutorial - ScrapMuch?


I am on a bit of a flower craze here, so I have another flower tutorial up on the ScrapMuch? blog today!

First up you will need to punch or die cut 7 to 9 hearts.  The number you will need depends on the size of heart that you use and the size of flower that you end up with,  Keep in mind that the flower's finished size will be 2 times the length of your hearts.  For my flower I am using 8 hearts that measure 1.25" high and 1.25" wide.  You can play with these measurements to suit your project.
 Next up punch or cut a scrap piece of paper smaller than your flower will be.
 Cover this circle with adhesive ( I apologize for the glitter in my adhesive, I was working with glitter paper prior to creating this tutorial).
 Fold your hearts in half, lengthwise.
 And arrange them onto your adhesive covered circle, like so.
 This last step is  optional, but I love it.  Insert a pop dot into each "petal" to give your flower some dimension.
 This is what it looks like on a card, cute and simple right1
A little close up, hope you like it!

Thanks for visiting!

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Monday, February 25, 2013

10 things to do with Washi tape TutorialL - Boys Rule

Hi there!

I have a little tutorial up on the Boy's Rule blog today, and thought I would share it here, too.  Seeing as Washi is so popular, and we all love it AND it came in the Boy's Rule kit this month, I thought I would share a few things that you can do with Washi.  Here are 10 or my favourites.....

Highlight a title.

Adhere your photos.

In lieu of patterned paper.

Ruffle it.
Wrap a tea light candle.
Punch it.
Make little flag embellishments.

Frame a photo or embellishment.
Tear it or cut it.
Thanks for visiting!  Don't forget to pop by the  Boy's Rule blog often, as there is always something inspiring and fun going on there.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Legoland - Creative Scrappers - October Afternoon


 This is my last official post for Creative Scrappers,  and I am a little sad.   I have loved being on this team, the sketches are inspiring and I love what I have been creating.  This team was a personal dream, one that I didn't think I would achieve, but I am so glad that I took the plunge and submitted a DT app.  Now, 3 months later, my term is up.  I would have loved to apply for another term. but Kristine has decided to put the blog on hold while she explores other interest.  I for one really hopes she starts back up in the fall!

Anyway,  here is my latest.....

This layout was super hard to photograph... I just couldn't get the weather conditions quite right.  anyway,  I used some October Afternoon papers to document these pics of our little guy at Disney.

 I love the mini bottle caps, wood stars and Mr. Huey's.
 Oh, and these wood bubbles from Studio Calico are so cool!

 I love my Silhouette for so many reasons, but especially for creating titles!
 And this is this week's fabulous sketch by Heather Leopard!

 now it's your turn, why don't you pop over to Creative Scrappers and see what the rest of Team A has created.... and stick around to play along, for your chance at winning this month's prize!

Thanks for visiting!

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My Heart Pops for You - Whimsie Doodles

Hi there!

I have one last sweetheart card up on the Whimsie Doodles blog today.  I love this cute image called "My heart pops for you".  Just because it was launched over the Valentine season, don't discount it for other lovey-dovey occasions like anniversaries.  Or you can change the sentiment to use it for any occasion, such as.... "Just popping by to say Happy Birthday'!

I kept my card base pretty simple, but added this great polka dot ribbon to help my reds pop, ha!

You can find this cutie and more great digis in the Whimsie Doodles Store!
Also don't forget to pop into the Whimsie Doodles blog daily to see what the rest of the DT is creating!
Thanks for visiting!

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Spring Pubs - Canadian Scrapbooker


 Have you received your Spring Issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine yet?  I got mine in the mail this week and it is chock full of inspiration!  I recognized so many names and styles as I perused it.  It was a great way to enjoy a cup of tea!

I was so fortunate (and thrilled) to have 3 projects published in this issue, have a peek....

Created for Let's Get Sketchy May 2012

Created with Creative Scrappers Sketch 233

Created for Made Especially for You June 2012

It is such a thrill for me to see my layouts / cards in a magazine... a little bit of surreal dream come true every time!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Canada Eh? - Boys Rule - Fancy Pants


Happy Friday to you all!  I have a layout to share with you that I created for Boys Rule, as there is a challenge going on over there today!  The challenge is add stitching to your project.

I love the way this stitching in black adds a bold touch to my layout.

 I couldn't resist adding a layered flower cut form the pattern paper to my layout, it is so fun and whimsical.
I cut my frame in half so that I could layer it under my pattern papers and make it appear a little larger than it was.

Why don't you play along?  Link up with us at  Boy's Rule if you do, and don't forget to pop over there to see what some of the other designers created with this sketch!

Thanks for visiting !

Sketch-y Friday - ScrapMuch?

Hi all!

I have a new sketch up on the ScrapMuch? blog today... so I am sharing it here too!

 It's the last one that will be on the ScrapMuch? blog for the month, so don't forget to play along and link up!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Always - Let's Get Sketchy


I had a little time to create last night, but I was feeling lazy (lol) so I curled up on the couch with my laptop and a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy and created this digi layout.

  These papers elements are partially from 'The Lilypad' and 'Persnickety Prints'.  It was fun to hone some of my digi skills, I learned one thing new and thee are a couple of others that I am working on.

Thanks for visiting!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Living the Life - Boys Rule - Fancy Pants


I have a new project up on the  Boy's Rule blog today, utilizing  some more of this month's fabulous kit.....

 I am loving using this vibrant collection to scrap my boys,  it is great for summery, fun photos.

 These Silhouette cut files created by Dani, were sent out to every kit club member and they are fabulous - just the perfect accent to my page!

 Frames, chevron and twine - oh my.
 You can see a hint of one of the great print and cut elements designed by Laura-Lee for the members as well... and some Washi flags, why not!

There is always something fun and inspiring going on at the Boy's Rule blog so you should stop by and check it out!

Thanks for visiting!

Notched Flower Tutorial - ScrapMuch?

Hi there!

I have a fun flower tutorial up on the Scrapmuch? blog today, it is pretty simple to create, why not give it a try?

First up, just to let you know that I created mine out of felt, but you can follow the exact same steps to create one with some pretty patterned papers or cardstock.

You will need a few different sized circles, you can punch, die cut or hand cut them... whatever your preference is will be just fine.  You can add as many layers as you want to. Though, I wouldn't suggest any fewer than three.
Now punch a circle from a scrap piece of cardstock and mark it in 5 places fairly evenly around the circumference.
 Lay this template onto one of your circles and cut notches into your circle at each mark

 Now repeat with the other circles.
 Stack them all up, offsetting the notches.
Secure the layers with a button or brad, or anything else that you love.
Voila, it takes only minutes to make a custom coordinated flower for your project.

Thanks for visiting!

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