Friday, January 30, 2009

Guitar Heroine

This is one of my favourite photos of my daughter. It was taken when she was 8 months old. One of my husbands favourite Playstation games is Guitar Hero. That is why this picture is dubbed my Guitar Heroine. I bought this paper (from Crate Paper) last year as I was sure that I would have some great Pics of my hubby, but once I snapped this one of Teagan, I knew that I had a layout in the making.

I have to say that I have been learning more and more about photo editing and the smaller of the 2 photos in this layout was completely overexposed but I managed to salvage it. You see, these 2 pictures were taken with my phone as we were over at a friend's house when this happened. I simply lay Teagan down on the floor, and gave her the toy guitar and this is how she held it - what a natural eh? What else can you expect when you have 2 music teachers for parents? I also strategically placed some embellishments over flaws in the picture (there was a stain on the carpet for example)

When my new stamps arrived from Stampin Up! today, I knew that I had to use the "A Little Somethin'" stamp set (level 2 hostess) The Lovey Dovey, and Rock Star sentiments were stamped in Blue Bayou ink on Close to Cocoa cardstock and cut out (my new punches arrive tomorrow and I just couldn't wait).

The guitar and Rock Star sentiments were cut out of another piece of DSP (not sure who makes it). I popped the title (Rock Star) up with Stampin' Dimensionals. The clear glitter is Dazzling Diamonds which was applied with my 2 way glue pen. The other glittery images are stickers from the dollar store.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Baby boy, baby boy

Here's another of my scrapbook pages from the baby book I most recently made using the Rock-a-Bye Boy Simply Scrappin' Kit. I used the Top Note die for the Big Shot for the sentiment. I used my scallop circle punch and the Nursery Necessities stampset. I also used my label punch.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Celebrate again.

Here is another page using the Best Ever simply scrappin' kit. The embellishments are all stickers form the kit except for the luggage tag which is made from a piece of Kiwi Kiss cardstock punched with the tag corner punch and my crop-a-dile. I added a piece of whisper white grosgrain ribbon. The top photo is of my son and his second cousin, the bottom photo is of my daughter.

Monday, January 26, 2009


Here are a few more pages from the baby boy scrapbook that I recently made. I used the Simply Scrappin' kit "Rock-a-Bye Boy". I also used some light green paper that came with the scrapbook I used which matched the paper perfectly. I used my scallop circle punches, nestabilities dies, and oval punches to make the embelishments combined with the stickers provided in the kit. I also stamped some images and journaling lines in the coordinating inks.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

He brings JOY to my life

This is my final 8x8 shadowbox of the season. I used the Ski Slope DSP, and my current favourite photo of my son and a few rub-ons from the Season of Cheer set and a bit of glitter (I LOVE glitter). The scallop circles are a punch and a Bigz die. The glitter was adhered with 2 way glue pen and the scallops were popped up with dimensionals. The ribbon is from Mike's.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Inspired by family

I made another 8x8 scrapbook page using the Holiday Happenings DSP. I'm soooooo sad to see this paper go. Anyway, I layered the paper and then used Kiwi Kiss ink to colour the label (which was a die cut from chipboard). Then I ran some Kiwi Kiss ribbon through it and adhered the sentiment which is die cut from metal, and I bought it at the dollar store. The photo is of my brother, my sister-in-law and my nephew.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I made this page using the Best Ever simply scrappin' kit. This I started with a 12x12 page of textured Baja Breeze cardstock. I cut a 3 inch strip of Riding Hood Red 12x12 and then used my scallop edge punch on one side. Next I cut a strip of the DSP from this kit and layered it on top of the RHRed. Most of the rest of the embellishments are from the kit except for the luggage tag which is made out of Kiwi Kiss cardstock using my crop-a-dile and tag corner punch. The pictures are from my Nephew's second birthday.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sweater Weather

Again this is a layout I did a few months back. I was inspired by the scandinavian sweater inspired patterns in the Ski Slope DSP. As I have mentioned before, scandinavian sweaters are a proud part of my heritage and so I've really found this DSP very inspirational. We had more snow over the past month then I've ever seen in Vancouver before. I found that these pictures of my children fit this layout so well. I also added a picture of myself and my buddy Trish. We go snowboarding every Tuesday night on Cypress Mountain and this picture was taken a few weeks ago, just before we hit the slopes. The letters are stamped from the Defining Alphabet and the other images were stamped from the Scandinavian Season stamp set (of course).

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Scandinavian Season

I finally put pictures in this layout that I posted several months ago. This is our Christmas Eve. I used the Scandinavian Season DSP, and the coordinating cardstock colours. The scallop circles are all from either SU punches or Big Shot dies. Most images were heat embossed in either clear or white embossing powder. The snowflakes were cut out using my cricut expressions.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

LOVE this!

Again I made another 8 x 8 scrapbook page for my shadowboxes and again I used the Holiday Happenings DSP. I used my big shot to die cut 2 top note dies and then mounted a picture of my daughter on it. The hearts are made of fabric, so I dyed a few of them to match the paper. (Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette) The chipboard letters come from the dollar store and I put glitter on them to jazz things up.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

She Makes Me Happy

I finally got my hands on the level 3 hostess set Holiday Happenings. I absolutely LOVE the DSP in this kit. In addition to the kit, I used Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze ink to colour some chipboard flowers. Then I added some rub ons from last year's Sale-a-Bration. I'm really sorry that I won't be able to simply purchase this paper by itself.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

He Makes My Life a Beautiful Thing.

I made this layout several months ago, and decided that it was perfect for some pictures of my son. I love the large picture of him in his Norwegian sweater. I used Urban Garden DSP and it's coordinating cardstock. The stamps are A Beautiful Thing, Define Your Life, and Defining Alphabet. My son is my first born and he transformed my life when he came along. Right now he's 2 years old and I can't wait to see what kind of a person he becomes as he grows up.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

In Sympathy

Here's a card I made for a colleague who recently lost a family member. I found these laser cut felt coasters at Michael's and used them as the basis for the card. I used Kiwi Kiss cardstock as the base and Perfect Plum cardstock to stamp the sentiment on. First I took the coaster and adhered it to a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Then I used some small silver brads as the flower centres. Next I attached some Whisper White grosgrain ribbon and then stamped and punched out the sentiments and added glitter to them. Then I used stampin dimensionals to attach the sentiments to the card.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

More Baby Boy Pages

Here's another of my scrapbook pages from the baby book I most recently made using the Rock-a-Bye Boy Simply Scrappin' Kit. I used the Scallop Envelope die for the Big Shot for the memory envelope for keepsakes. I used my scallop circle punch and the Nursery Necessities stampset. I also used my scallop oval Nestabilities and my oval punches.

Friday, January 2, 2009

So I've been really busy making a baby boy scrapbook for a friend of mine. I used the Rock-a-Bye Boy kit and the matching Nursery Necessities stampset. I also used my Big Shot dies and Nestabilities to cut out many of the shapes. I had a lot of fun making this book. Above are a few of the pages I made. The middle page is the first page in the scrapbook.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Concentrating on Scrapbooking

I've been busy working on more scrapbooking pages. I will be starting up a scrapbooking club in February, so I'll post more later with those details. This photo is a 2 page layout from last year's In Colours. I've added this layout to a scrapbook made for a baby boy.