Monday, December 19, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Anyway, I can't believe it's December 5th already!!! And that means it's time for another Challenge at Creative Accents! We've made it a really easy one this month...specially if you're getting any Christmas cards or layouts done...You've guessed it:
Friday, November 11, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Hello Bloggers!! I am soooooo excited that Kraftin Kimmie is giving us scrappy girls a chance to be a guest designer in December and all we have to do is make a card with our favourite Kraftin Kimmie stamp! Now, that may seem easy, however I have so many favs that it was pretty hard to narrow them down! I chose to ink up Patsy. I love her big hair and her fun musical dress! I also used sentiments from Fanny and Danny (I just noticed that they’re names rhyme! hehe). I like how the sentiments that come with the stamps can be used with a few different images sometimes…it stretches out my stamping budget…haha anyone who knows me knows that budget is almost a foreign word for me! I can justify ANY crafty purchase!! Need a reason to buy something? just call me, I’ll give you a few ;) Anyhoo…on to my card:
I am just starting to learn how to colour in black and white, and I must say that I’m lovin’ it!! I thought this image would be perfect to do a monochromatic black and white image with the papers to match as it’s kind of a 50’s image and it goes hand in hand with that era :) I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out! I’ve gotta tell you though, that this is my first time doing a monochromatic card, (which just happens to be the challenge over at the Kraftin Kimmie Challege blog this week!) and I definitely found it challenging! But I love a good challenge!
Here’s a close up:
It’s hard to see it in the picture, but I put a little Glossy Accents on her sunglasses to make them shine ;)
The cut off for this guest DT call is October 31st (I’m cuttin er a little close I know!!) but I would absolutely LOVE to be a Krafty Guest! So….Pick Me! Pick Me!! lol ;)
Supplies Used: DP: Crate, Echo Park, Basic Grey. Cardstock: Quickutz, American Crafts , CTMH. Ribbon: May Arts. Bling: Dollorama. Doilie: Wilton, Glossy Accents, random buttons, Markers: Copics.
Oh, and I used a fab sketch from Sketch Saturday that I flipped on it’s side.
1 more sleep till Halloween and me and my DH’s 7th wedding anniversary!! Wooohooo!!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a krafty night ;)
Friday, October 28, 2011
Hello Bloggers!! I can’t believe it’s been over 3 weeks since my last post!! Life has totally gotten in the way of the blog…not to mention technical difficulties as well. My laptop was on the blink, so I took it to a friend of mine, who got rid of 17 viruses!! Isn’t that crazy?! and that’s all while my Telus internet security was “scanning” for viruses every day and coming up “clean” HAA! So, anyway, he fixed it all up, I got it back and the next day my son knocked it off the side of my couch and it broke!! So long story short, I am now blogging on a new laptop! I thought that I would have soooo much time to scrap since my husband was going away to school and I would have my nights to myself, but so far, it hasn’t really turned out that way…but I have had some time…I went to a crop held by Creative Accents a couple weeks ago, and I made my first easel card! I know it’s not a crazy awesome feat, but I was quite proud of it, and I’m really happy with how it turned out!
I just LOOOVE this Mad Hatter stamp from Tickled Pink Stamps (which you can get at my girl Cheri’s store Graphicat Designs) and as soon as Cheri got them in, I got mine and I have been dying to ink it up ever since! I knew that it would go perfectly with the Tea Set from Graphicat Designs…and I was right! All the DP is from Graphic 45 and I coloured this fab little Mad Man with my Copics. I used Cheri’s sketch from Graphicat Sketches which you still have time to play along with, so head on over there, check it out, and get creating!!
PS: 4 more sleeps till Halloween!!! WOOOHOOOO!!!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
But there is something that's going to cheer me up a little...this kick ass sketch from Graphicat Sketches!!
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Graphicat Designs is a fabulous new stamp company that specializes in sarcastic and witty sentiments and trust me they’re hilarious!! They are the only Canadian retailer for Tickled Pink Stamps, Simply Betty Stamps, and Glo Skulls, which makes me a happy little scrapper! I was lucky enough to get to check out the website ahead of time, and it’s awesome!! It’s got all kinds of crafty goodness including a brand new blog, card gallery and events page…and of course the most important part…THE SHOPPING CART!! LOL!!
Speaking of shopping cart, Graphicat Designs is offering FREE SHIPPING this week until September 26th, so you better get yer little butts over there and do some serious shopping!! I know I’m going to!!
This is the card I made using one of Graphicat Designs fabulous digis. I just loooove this one!! It’s totally true though isn’t it?? You can’t be evil with fab shoes right?! lol I used a white glo skull over the spider web shoe buckle…It was a tough decision to make because I really love that shoe buckle as it is, but I really love those glo skulls too and I wanted it on my card, sooo there it is!
I added a little glossy accents on her shoe to show off the shine, and I used black stickles over the spider webs in the corner. The whole image is coloured with Copics…I’m slooowly getting more confident with those fabulous markers!!
*3 digis will be given away to one lucky commenter on each of the blogs in the hop!! So don’t forget to leave us some love, you never know, you might be the lucky winner!!
*There is a Grand prize drawing from all hop participants for a $25 Gift Certificate to the store!!!
Your next stop on the hop is the ever so talented Nicole! Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out Graphicat Designs you won’t be disappointed!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Hello Blog Land!! I’ve been seriously behind on my blog lately! Back to school has definitely kicked my butt, and we also had company for 4 or 5 days (and they slept in my scrap room, so totally no time for scrappin lately!) But we had such a great time catching up with hubby’s lifelong best friend and his family! They have a brand new little 3 month old baby and I was in heaven playing with him! He totally made me think that I’m not done having babies yet!
Anyhoo, it’s Thursday, so you know what that means! Another fab sketch from Sketches In Thyme!! I am soooo lovin this one!!
I love how many pics you can fit into this sketch, or if you just want to use one, you could totally use some fun embellies on the side!! The versatility of this sketch rocks!!
Sorry for the horrible picture. I tried to get my photo done in daylight today, but I ran out of time and before I knew it, it was dark…so flash I went and tried not to shine on my photos!
I channelled my inner Tim Holtz for this layout and made some super fun and grungy tags! I put a few different colors of distress ink on my splat matt and sprayed some water on it to make droplets. Then I smushed the tags onto them to see what happened, dried them with my heat gun, stamped them with my (autographed Tim Holtz stamp set hehehe) and this is how they turned out! Pretty sweet eh?! I must say that I’m pretty happy with the way this layout turned out! Now it’s your turn!! Take this sketch and run with it and see what you come up with!! You have until the end of the month and our sponsor this month is Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker!!!
Also, don’t forget to head over to Creative Accents Challenges and join our 1,2,3 challenge!!
Monday, September 5, 2011
Well, enough about that, it’s time for another sketch challenge from Graphicat Sketches! Now normally we would be showing you another fabulous sketch that Cheri has created, but she’s soooo busy getting all her awesome stamps made into rubber and getting her new website up and running that she hasn’t had time to, so this month it’s ANYTHING GOES!! So, as long as you use a sketch for your creation, you can link it up HERE by the end of the month for a chance to win some of her fab digis!!
For this layout I used a sketch from The Scrappiest:
and here’s what I did with it:
The sentiment is from Graphicat Designs, and I just love it!! The first time I saw this I knew I wanted to use it to make a layout of my middle son, Caleb. Not at all because he’s evil, he’s actually a very sweet boy, but he is a bit of a challenge, because he does things like opening a can of tuna on my carpet, or getting his head stuck in our door because he tried to escape when we had the chain latched (so he couldn’t just run outside whenever he pleased). He actually squirmed his whole body outside, but got his head stuck. I came to see what was wrong when he started crying and found him like that. So I had to kinda twist his body a bit and try to get his body inside again, because I couldn’t close the door to unlatch the chain! lol Like I said, he’s a challenge. :) And he’s also got the best “stink eye” I’ve ever seen. That’s why I knew that this sentiment would be perfect for this picture of him!
I used smootch to colour the “half evil” on the sentiment and I painted the edge of a glass to “stamp” the rings on the layout. One thing I found was that smearing distress stain over the embossed gears gave it kind of a wood grain look. I kinda like it :)
I also wanted to make sure that when he gets older and sees this layout that he knows that it was all in fun, so I added some sappy journaling to it as well to redeem myself for the sassy sentiment! lol
Well, there you have it! I hope you play along with us this month. And stay tuned, there will be some fantastic things coming up closer to the end of the month with Graphicat Designs!! Trust me, it’ll be worth the wait!!
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Can you believe it’s already September?! The summer went by so fast it’s crazy!! But, with September, comes another fun challenge from Creative Accents!! This months we have a 1, 2, 3 challenge:
How fun is that?! So get out your papers, embellishments and ribbon and join in the fun with us!! My card will not be up at the store as I’m sending it away to a little girl named Olivia who would be starting kindergarten, but has just undergone surgery for a brain tumor. You can read more about her story HERE. She got a couple emails from friends when she went into the hospital and it made her day, so imagine how much it will brighten her cute little spirits when she receives tons of cards from all over the world!! So if this tugs at your heart strings like it did mine, please make her a card!! Here’s mine:
I used a little more than 2 embellishments, but I just couldn’t help myself!! It’s a totally fun challenge this month and I hope you all play along!!
I used a sketch from Twisted Sketches for this card. You can see the sketch Here.
Well, I’m off to bed. I’ve only got a couple more days until school starts, so I have to try to get my butt into bed a little sooner than 1am these days so I can start getting used to getting up at 6! Yikes! I’m sooooo not a morning person!! lol And to add insult to injury, Ethan’s school starts 15 minutes earlier this year…it doesn’t seem like much, but I had a hard enough time getting him to school on time when it started at 8:25!! Now it’s starting at 8:10! I told Ethan that he’s just going to be late for school every day! He informed me that I’m not allowed to do that! lol So I guess I have to just get my butt in gear and possibly get a few more alarm clocks! hehehe ;)
Sunday, August 28, 2011
(2nd post today, for Janet's Birthday Blog Hop scroll down!!)
Anyhoo, there’s this lovely little blog called Counterfeit Kits and every month they give you this lovely kit for inspiration in making your own out of your stash…I’ve played along with them before, so those of you who read my blog may or may not have heard of them. Well, this month I didn’t get around to making up my counterfeit kit, but when I saw the sketch for their blog hop, I knew I had to do a layout with it. So the lovely ladies over at Counterfeit Kits were nice enough to let me in on the hop anyway!! Aren’t they sweet?!
Well, let’s get hopping shall we?! If you just wandered in here and want to start at the beginning of the hop, go here to begin!
So this is the sketch that we’ve been challenged to use this month. Isn’t it AWESOME?!?! It’s been soooo long since I’ve done a 2 page layout that it almost was a challenge! I so love the design of this sketch though! The fabulous ladies over at Sketch Support made this one just for us!!
Anyway, when I got to figuring out what photos I wanted to use, my brain kind of malfunctioned and I totally thought that my pictures were taken the right way, until I had picked all my papers, and even started cutting the paper, that’s when I realised that I had 3 4x6 length wise pictures and 1 4x6 vertical…so, I thought about finding different pictures…for about a second, then I decided to flip the sketch a little! So, here’s what I did with it: (click to enlarge)
I have to apologize for the quality of the picture, but my camera and I were arguing today, and I lost…
These pictures where taken at the Mother’s Day party that Ethan’s kindergarten teacher put on for us this Mother’s Day. We had so much fun! They did a play for us called “Are You My Mother?” based on a book where this bird falls out of his nest the day he is born and starts looking for his mother…he asks a cat, a dog, a cow etc until he finds his mom! It was ADORABLE!! We had lunch, made some crafts, and put together a puzzle, then they gave us a handmade pottery piece that the kids had made earlier in the year! I just love the school that Ethan goes to, they put so much effort into things!
Anyway, all of the papers are from Studio Calico, I cut the stars from my silhouette, the journaling tags on the side are We R Memory Keepers (I think) and the pleated ribbon and other journaling card are from Pink Paislee.
And even though I didn’t make up a kit this month, all the products that I used were older ones from my stash…I wanted to make sure that I kinda kept up with the reason for counterfeit kits…ya know, using up that stash!!
Well there ya have it! I hope you liked my take on the sketch, thank you so much for stopping by and now it’s time to head on over to Glinda's blog and see what fabulous creation she’s got for you!!
Thanks for hopping!! Have a great day!!
(I’ll also be entering this layout in the challenge over at Scrapbooker's Anonymous which is to use those journaling blocks!)
Speaking of using your stash, you still have a bit of time to enter the challenge at Creative Accents Challenges! We want you to dig out all those goodies you’ve been hoarding and USE THEM!! You could win a prize to add to that stash if you do!!
Well, it’s another one of our Seriously Creative DT members birthdays and we’ve got another hop to show off all the fab cards that we’ve made for our friend Janet!! Now Janet is going out for brunch with a bunch of crafty friends and I’m sorry i couldn’t make it, but I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!!! (sorry Janet, I scheduled my blog post for 8pm accidentally!! lol)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANET!!!
Here’s the card I made for her. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!
I got this Kraftin Kimmie stamp a while ago and I’ve been wanting to ink it up, and I thought that this was the perfect opportunity! I coloured her with my Copics and I think I did not too bad of a job if I do say so myself! lol
I used this sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday, I really like all the clean lines. It’s something totally not my usual thing, but it’s always nice to try something different eh?
Anyway, Janet, I hope you have an awesome day, you deserve it!! Now hop on over to the ever so fabulous Tanya's Blog and see what she’s got for ya!!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
I can’t believe that August is almost over! The summer has gone by so fast and it hardly seems like we even had much of a summer weather wise. I haven’t decided if I’m looking forward to school starting or not…I’m kinda liking the lazy mornings, and I’m realizing that more this week as we’ve had hockey school every morning this week. Which means I’ve had to get all the boys ready early every morning. The sad thing is that “early” this week is 10:30am, and I’m struggling with that, so I’m not sure how I’m going to get back in the habit of getting ready to have Ethan at school at 8:20am!!
Anyway, it’s time for Sketches in Thyme's Open Challenge, so all you have to do is find a fun sketch and create a layout with it to play along!
I used this sketch from Sweet Peach Crop Shop:
Here’s what I did with it:
I must say this is not my favourite layout. I think it’s because when I saw this awesome sketch I had such great plans for it, but when it came to creating it, my mojo went missing. But I’ve decided that life is too short to ponder a layout for too long, so here it is! lol
Well, I’m heading out now, I still have to make my husband’s lunch and it’s already 1am, so I hope you all have a great day and please play along with us at Sketches in Thyme!!