Wednesday, January 30, 2008

{14 and luv'n it!

The expressions on these photos say it all...I did this layout when we went on a brief scrapping trip recently. Since then, the camera went missing in action and voila!!! I found it today of all days! I am just so thrilled to have found it and quickly posted while I have it. :)
I cannot remember the last time I made a layout...maybe in August (yikes!)I had challenged myself to use items I have been hoarding! (oops, do you all do that too?)
The paper you see was given to me by Rachael and I won the vinyl Thickers from the S.A.V.E. stores 12 days of Christmas! woo-hoo!

materials used: Covenant Garden line by Tinkering Ink, Felt embellishment by tinkering Ink, Black vinyl Thickers, Ribbon from Michaels, various primas and coloured Heidi Swap flower, buttons.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

C'est la Vie

Thoroughly enjoy colouring these gals from Rubber Romance and paired them with sentiments from another great company called My Favourite Things...I recieved these for Christmas!!! I finally had some time to ink them and finish two cards.

I coloured her in with Prisma pencils and gamsol, paper pieced her pillows...I used the Designer mats from K&Co.

Materials used: Rubber Romance gal, MFT Meet me at the Cafe,Scallop Punch, corner rounder, Mini Brads from Queen & Co. Black Stazon ink.

Good Friends...

Another image I recieved for Christmas! This reminds me of a fun friend who is a doggie diva...She is so much fun and so is her little dog. Sooo, this card is spoken for already "at the right time".

I paper pieced the hat and her matching pants. I coloured her skin with prisma pencils and gamsol. (technique on SCS) I need to practice watercolouring the background some the meantime, here's the finished card.

Materials used: Rubber Romance Retro Robin, MFT Say Charge, Basic Grey PP, Ballet Blue CS, Scallop punch, Ticket corner punch, mini brads, Black Stazon ink

Card in progress...

There are times in my world...these are the "types of work in progress" you see laying on my desk (for days...shhh)

Lately, I have spent most of my time with my elderly father who is staying with me for a few weeks. There is alot of wisdom to glean just spending time with someone who has lived as long as he has. :) How precious he is to me!

Secondly, I am a homeschool mom and we are approaching the end of our second term so "we" have spent alot of time studying. (my DD has some learning challenges, hence the choice to homeschool) But oh the lessons this mom has learned in the process. :)

Friday, January 11, 2008

Friendship Ginger Blossom

Yet another Blossom project! This paper is gorgeous! This was actually paired with the bathsalt project...I revamped and combined the instructions of the chapstick teabag holder(s) on the FAB site SCS...made this to hold a teabag and a honey stir stick. So adorable.

I used our awesome jumbo eyelets to hold the ribbon in place for closure. The scallop circle punch is always a fun addition!

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bath Salts...

Been saving these bottles for some time and finally got to use them! I filled these with homemade bathsalts and added some pretty paper, stamps and ribbon and turned out pretty cute for gift giving.

Top view...

oh the versatility of Frapp bottles...(Starbucks are you listening?) LOL...I filled mine with homemade bathsalts and added a chipboard tag for fun gift giving!

Ginger Blossoms DSP is so pretty and matches our Embrace life set. For this project I used the Time well spent set that SU! gave all their demos in December!!!

This was fun to make!

Close Up Tag...

Covering a chipboard tag with DSP is quick and easy! Used the flower from Time well spent and coloured it in with markers and blender pen. Added a bit of bling in the centre using our rhinestones. :=)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Embrace Life...2008

Happy New Year!!! I have not posted for a month...alas, it is the new year and who couldn't resist a timely card that says it all...Embrace Life!

This is one of our new sets from the brand new catalogue which matches our new Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom. Love the fresh new colours of Groovy Guava, River Rock and the classic Ruby Red.

Materials: Embrace Life set, Ginger Blossom DSP, Naturals CS and Groovy Guava CS, mellow Moss ink pad, Basic Brown ink, Cameo Coral and More Mustard Markers with Blender Pen, Stickles. Word window Punch and Coluzzle circle cutter.

Close Up view

Here you have a closeup view of the coloured flowers! Using the SU Markers and my blender pen...I was able to achieve a semi-version of the now infamous Copic markers.
LOL. I need alot of practice. I couldn't resist adding some stickles for a little bling.


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