Friday, May 27, 2011

Still Sew Sweet

These are pages I made a few months ago.  They are part of a set of 4 which I plan to put up in my new scrap room.  Click here to see the other two which I posted a while ago.
I used up my Sweet Stitches DSP, Fabric Designer Brads, and Designer Big Buttons. I coloured the chipboard with coordinating ink. I used a few glimmer brads, and Ice Cream Parlour buttons from Sale-a-bration. The buttons were 'stitched' using thin slices of paper. The orange stitching was made with a needle and some embroidery thread that I found in my stash. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Stampin Royalty Challenge #73

This week we have a fabulous sketch challenge over at Stampin' Royalty.  Hop on over to see the fabulous samples from the Design Team.   I was excited to get to this card because I finally had a chance to break open my sneak peek Paisley Prints DSP from the upcoming 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! catty.  I love, love, love the colours in this paper.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Not Quite Navy when I coloured in the stamped image.  I used the Birthday Bliss Stamp Set and cut out the label and mounted it on an oval punched out from Whisper White cardstock, with the Wide Oval Punch.  I popped it up on dimensionals.  I used whisper white satin ribbon for the bow and addd a cherry cobbler button to finish it off.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Connor Turns 5 with Colour Q 86

This week we have a great challenge over at Colour Q.  Hop on over and check out the fabulous samples from the Design Team. 
How do you successfully create a multiple photo layout.  I used the nine photo template in My Digital Studio, and then deleted one of the middle photos and moved them around so create a balanced layout.  I started with Early Espresso background paper and then added the Alphabet Letterpress in So Saffron.  Then I reduced the opacity so that it's barely visible.  I decided to add some DSP for the background, so I used the Notable Calendar Designer Paper.  Connor's name was spelled out with the Broadsheet Alphabet Stamp Brush set.  I also added ribbon, pearls, and stitching to finish it all up.

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Quick Card

Here's a quick card I whipped up using the hostess set Birthday Bakery.  I pulled out some retired Wild Wasabi DSP for the background.  The tag image was stamped in Staz-On on Watercolour Paper.  Then I used Stampin' Write Markers and an Aquapainter to colour in the image.  I punched out Daffodil Delight cardstock with the small tag punch and adhered the image to it.  I added some Very Vanilla Grosgrain  and then popped the whole thing up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Soft Subtles and a Sketch

Today I had the day off!  It was a nice quiet day with no children and no hubby. I did a bit of unpacking and then decided to sit down in my new craft room and create.  This is what I came up with.  I used the sketch from this week's Pals Paper Arts, and I used the colours from Just Add Ink.  I also submitted this into the butterflies challenge at Less Is More.

I dusted off a set I haven't used in a while - Fabulous Friend.  I stamped the butterfly and the frame in each colour and then carefully cut them out.  I folded the butterflies and attached them in the middle.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Stampin Royalty Challenge #72

Please forgive me for bragging.  But I really do think they are the cutest kids in the world.  This week at Stampin' Royalty we have a recipe challenge.  We'd love to see your projects featuring birds to celebrate Spring.  My page was made using the recently retired Botanical Gazette paper which has this page that features these two cute robins.  The blue eggs are a real giveaway.  The letters are from the Broadsheet Alphabet letter brush set.  I created the title with My Digital Studio and printed it out.  Then I cut it out and attached it to the page.  The bees, butterflies and birdcage were stamped out on very vanilla and then cut out and popped up on dimensionals.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sew Suite Mother's Day Swap

This fantastic swap was MY FAVOURITE swap from Vancouver Regionals.   It was made by Kim Lee.  Check out her blog
I love how the image was stamped on vellum to create a two toned look.  Below you can see the image when I lifted the vellum up.  This card is went to go to my Mother In Law from my hubby.  Thanks Kim for designing such a fabulous card.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Stampin Royalty Challenge #71

This week at Stampin' Royalty we have a theme challenge.  In honour of the past mother's day, we'd like a project featuring Mom's.  Anything from a Mother's Day card, to a scrapbook page, or any other papercrafting or digital project would be fabulous to see.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Colour Q Challenge #84

This week at Colour Q we have a fabulous colour combo yet again.  I just love the earthy tones in this combo.  I decided to use the photos from my recent trip to Palm Springs.  I also used some new dowloads from Stampin' Up! that are available in the latest Summer Mini.  Hop on over to Colour Q to check out the fabulous samples from the Design Team.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Vancouver Swaps!

This cute little swap is from Vancouver Regionals - wow did I get fabulous swaps.  Unfortunately this swap does not have a name on the back so I can't credit the creator.  I know it uses the Build a Blossom set and coordinating punch.  The large Scallop circle die for the Big Shot and the First Edition DSP.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

It's the first challenge of the month, which means its a colour challenge over at Stampin' Royalty.    Check out the fabulous creations by the design team. 
For this page, I pulled out some photos of my daughter.  Most of the challenge colours are in the photos, so I went from there.  I used my digital studio, and some new digital papers and stamp brushes from the latest Summer Mini. 
The Fun Stuff:
1.  Colours - Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry
2.  Stamp Brushes - Fabulous Florets, Sunset Serenade
3.  Designer Paper - Beyond the Garden
4.  Accessories - Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon, Circle Punch, Square Punch

Monday, May 2, 2011

We all reach up high...

OK, I know that I'm scrapping waaaaayyyyy too many photos of Teagan in her toddler dance class, but I just can't get enough of those adorable little girls all in their little tutu's.  Lately, Teagan has decided to 'assert her indepence' like the good tough Viking that she is and has started refusing to participate.  So I had to include a photo of her sitting while the rest of the girls participated.  The poem on the right is the words to a song that Miss Marnie (the instructor) sings with them every week.  It's just tooooo stinkin' cute.  Last week, I actually had to join in the class and dance with her to get her to participate.  It wasn't a pretty sight - I'm a hockey player, not a ballerina remember?