Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bottle You Up (Scrapbooking)

I was so inspired by Glitter Girl's adventure #62.  She challenged us to create a page that mixes product from several collections or manufacturers.  So, I pulled out my papers.  I started with that increadible floral paper from Crate Paper and used the colours from that to find my other papers.  They included the yellow paper from Lawn Fawn, the dark pink from My Minds Eye, the blue and grey paper from Lilly Bee (which didn't make the final cut but was replaced by a blue paper from BasicGrey), and the light pink gingham (which I do not know the manufacturer since this sheet was sent to me from a friend).  I had also pulled some green vellum but didn't end up using it.
Next, I looked for some embellishments and pulled some from the new Lucky Charm collection (American Crafts).  I am pointing to one of the mason jars but ended up using the other yellow one wiht the heart in it. 
Also used some of these cut apart journaling tags form Amy Tangerine's Yes Please collection. 

I picked an assortment of letters and ended up using the light pink from BasicGrey and the small turquoise from Lilly Bee. 

Here is my final page.  So much fun pulling it together.  And it was featured on the scrapbooking site: My Scrapbooking Art site that you can see HERE.  The post was about the mason jar trend ... guess this layout fits right in!

Here is a close up of the title and the cluster of embellishments.

Thanks for dropping by for a visit.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Nana and Papa (scrapbooking)

Today's layout is very special.  It is a layout that includes pictures of my brother and his wife with their first grandchild.  It is so precious for me to see!  I really struggle to call him "papa" but having fun with it since he is quite a bit older than I am! 
I am adding this layout to Glitter Girls challenge (at 2peas) to create a page using the things you are drawn to.  Well, any of you who know me know that I am totally addicted to beautiful designer paper.  I have so much of it!  Recently I purchased the new Yes, Please (Amy Tangerine for American Crafts), Lucky Charm (Dear Lizzy for American Crafts) and Maggie Holmes paper (by Crate Paper) paper packs and I am determined to use them and not hoard them like I usually do with my favourite papers.
So, here is a layout made with the first page from Yes, Please.  Look at all that colour!  Delish!!
Here is a close up of the butterflies - orange with a layer of vellum over top. And you can see the splatters of the orange twinkling H2Os that I added as well. More yum!

Thanks for dropping by!  Enjoy your day!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

My Buddy (scrapbooking)

Hello!  I have a new scrapbook page to share with you today! 
This page came together for a challenge from 2 peas.  Dear Lizzy challenged us to use a painted ombre technique.  If ombre is new to you, it means "dark to light" and is very popular right now in the scrapbooking world.  I love it! 
For my ombre, I pulled out my twinkling H2Os.  Love them.  I used watercolour paper and cut it into 4 strips.  Painted the colours being sure to make them dark at one end and light at the other.  This became the bottom portion of my layout.
Then I added my 3 black and white photos (isn't he the cutest!) and a whole bunch of black and white embellishments!  I really like that swirly flourish at the bottome - it is from the For the Record sticker sheet (Lilly Bee). 

 Why don't you give ombre a try?!  Either use one of the many products already out there with this effect (papers, stickers, tags, brads, etc.)... or create your own like I did!  If you do, I'd love to see it!  Leave me a link.
Thanks for dropping by,

Friday, March 8, 2013

So Damn Lucky (Scrapbook)

Another scrapbook page.  It is, obviously, about playing cards.  Love this background paper from Graphic 45.   Those are real little mini cards that I 'aged' by using alcohol inks.  Had to use those because the cards have that glossy coating.
All the suite shapes are stamped (small set from Studio g) and cut out. 
Fun, fun, fun!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Ski Bum Adventure (Scrapbook)

This page was started out by spraying some glitter mist over a home-made chevron mask onto this cloud backgroud paper.   The end results wer cool.  It even got published on THIS site
The page features my husband and son on their ski day.  I had planned to go too, but was sick.  I really like the colours - the blues, greens and a touch of pale orange. 
Thanks for dropping in.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

My 2peas Winnings!

Gotta love free stuff!  I won this awesome package from 2peas.  It was for participating in the CHA social.  I won for challenge #2.  Can hardly belive it .. I rarely win anything!
I am going to have FUN!!
Thanks 2peas!!

Downhill Tubing Fun (Scrapbooking)

Welcome back!  Here is another layout created based on Shimelle's Sketch 6
It was a perfect sketch for this event where I had a number of photos I wanted to include.
Remember how I am trying to not spend money but use what I have.  Well, I am always so tempted to purchase all the great labels that different companies sell.  But I don't and instead, I created my own labels that you see here using my circle and rectangle stamps from Papertrey Ink. 
This was a lot of fun to create! 
Thanks for visiting my small piece of the www

Chocolate Chips & Bacon (Scrapbooking)

Hello.  Using another one of Shimelle's sketches (sketch 5) as a starting poing in my scrapping.  This one was quite difficult for me and has taken me a while to finish.
As you can see, I stayed very true to the sketch.  I used this Basic Grey paper and because it is so busy (the browns) I decided to keep the rest fairly clean and simple.
The layout started with me making this ampersand. I love it! 
I also have another layout ready to post and will do that next.
Have a great sunday fully of scrappy goodness!!