>> Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The papers are from the Pink Paislee Nantucket line, such a versatile line and perfect for my little project. I paired it with some goodies from my stash, but mostly embellishments that were included in my DT kit.
- The Paper Players : Framed
- Case this Sketch : Sketch (I used the sketch for each little pendant!)
- CAS-ual Fridays : Over the edge
>> Thursday, October 4, 2012
Thanks for peeking in and don't forget to check out the rest of the design teams work, there is some wonderful inspiration up on the DYSU blog.
>> Monday, October 1, 2012
I took a few liberties (as always!) and created a fun layout using photos from a family trip we took last year.
>> Friday, September 21, 2012
Oh the hardships of life :)
Of course, with the passage of time that means its time for for another Catered Crop challenge! I had a lot of fun with this one (I always do!) : Know Now.
My Minds Eye Honey Cake and Lime Twist Paper
Be sure to hop over to the Catered Crop blog for full details on how to play along! You have until the 30th of September.
>> Wednesday, September 5, 2012
I did manage to create a card for this weeks Catered Crop Challenge : In the Pink, even with Miss Adorable looking on. When it comes to crafting, I'm not really a pink person, but with the fantastic kit that our sponsor, Lilly Belle's Paperie, it wasn't hard to create something for this challenge.
Shopping at Lilly Belle's Paperie and Textiles is like shopping in a up-town boutique, but with low-down prices. Laura Evangeline has curated some fabulous hard-to-find papers, textiles and embellishments in her Etsy shop and she's organized them all beautifully by color. So, yes, you can pick up all the pink you need for our challenge right here. "Like" her on Facebook for updates and specials too.
One randomly chosen player will win a $25.00 gift certificate. And, everyone is a winner for this challenge.
Laura is offering you all a 15% discount in her shop, valid only until our challenge ends, September 15!
Head over to Catered Crop for all the details for this challenge and for more terrific inspiration from the rest of the design team!
>> Tuesday, August 21, 2012
"No Stress to Distress" was a perfect excuse to pull out the inks and just generally have fun with tearing and ripping and all around making things look a little more grungy, great fun!
>> Thursday, August 16, 2012
>> Thursday, August 9, 2012
Our current challenge from Do You Stack Up? is to create a card inspired by, for, or with 4 legged animal friends. I was thrilled to be able to work with Bugaboo Stamps for this challenge using thier adorable turtle digi image. He turned out to be exactly what my card for my 5 year old brother in law needed. I coloured him with pencil crayons and accented differant parts of the shell and hat with glitter, though its not coming through to well in the photos.
>> Wednesday, August 8, 2012
>> Tuesday, August 7, 2012
But I persisted and in the end was able to to create something that I'm rather happy with. I wasn't able to stick quite entirely with just white, so I compromised, but kept it simple with the addition of kraft paper.
>> Thursday, August 2, 2012
I made this card for Papa (husbands grandfather) and at the time I had no idea they had once traveled across North America in a green VW van. My husband thought I had done it on purpose, but it was really just a neat coincidence. Papa of course, loved it!
Just like every week there are some fun prizes to be won on the DYSU blog, be sure to stop in and check out all the fun goodies that the girls have lined up for you.
- Case Study : Signature Style
- Freshly Made Sketches : Sketch 46
- Paper Issues : A Flair for the Eclectic
- The Paper Players : Tic Tac Toe (punches, masculine, favorite colour)
>> Wednesday, August 1, 2012
I started with some pretty pastel colours and just allowed the page to grow from there. I love how I ended up having all the right shades of turqoise, even though I didn't think I had any in my stash! The new American Crafts Knock Out punches have been getting a work out over here, but they're just so much fun!
>> Tuesday, July 31, 2012
When I received my image from Floppy Latte Designs for this challenge, I knew I wanted to do something a little bit differant that your standard "colour the stamp", especially since this card is going to a very crafty, soon to be 9 year old. My little siblings love colouring and I thought it would be a fun, interactive way for them to enjoy the card a little bit more if I left the image blank for them to colour in. The card goes in the mail in a few days, hopefully my idea is a success!
>> Monday, July 30, 2012
I couldn't just create one project for this fun challenge, so created a page and a card using left over scraps and trying to be sure I incorporated the same sort of elements.
>> Saturday, July 28, 2012
I freely admit to everyone (except my husband), that half of my love for scrapbooking is the excuse it gives me to shop for supplies. I am such a sucker for pretty little packages, so of course I have jumped right on the washi tape bandwagon. There are so many gorgeous designs to choose from, and as more and more manufactures are creating decorative tape to coordinate with their lines... well, let's just say there is way too much temptation out there!
So I have been happily accumulating a little stash of pretty washi tapes...and trying to come up with creative ideas for how to actually use it. That is why I was so excited to see this week's recipe swap over at the Catered Crop - Washis Up.
Linda put together a fabulous inspiration board of ways to use washi tape, but in the end, I used my tape in a really basic way on this layout. One of my favorite things about washi tape is that in addition to being pretty and decorative, it is also functional - as adhesive (that is wonderfully re-positionable!)
And if you need, or want, to add to your own washi tape collection, make sure you link up an entry to this week's challenge because one lucky winner will be receiving a $25 gift certificate from Chickydoddle!
>> Monday, July 16, 2012
For my this post I have two projects I wanted to share, both using up the bits and pieces that I've collected from the gorgeous kits that I have been sent. My first project is a dolled up jar full of preserves. I love the idea of giving home made food gifts and love finding fun ways to dress it up. These papers from Prima were the touch I needed.
>> Friday, July 13, 2012
I was pretty excited when I saw what was on the menu for this week's Catered Crop Recipe Swap - Ruffles! I have a bit of a ruffle obsession at the moment and have tons of pins on my Pinterest boards of projects that include ruffles.
When I set out to make my project for this challenge, I fully intended to go completely overboard on the ruffles - since it is a sweet sixteen card for a girly girl, I figured I could get away with making it ridiculously frilly and over-the-top. But as I was playing with the papers and ribbons I just could not get it to work together the way I had envisioned. In the end, I only used one ruffle along the edge.
>> Thursday, July 12, 2012
October Afternoon Paper
Well by this time we should be all settled into the new place, but I think I am going to make use of my pre-schedule option on the blog anyways. Its one less thing to think about amidst all the boxes that still need sorting.
Be sure to check out the Do You Stack Up blog for a full list of sponsors and some wonderful inspiration from the rest of the design team.