Sunday, January 31, 2010

February design team reveal for TSF

This month's design team kit had all kinds of snowy goodness from Fancy Pants. There were so many papers (hooray for double sided!) that the possibilities were truly endless. The kit had a sticker sheet, 2 large diecuts, pom pom ribbon, snowflake brads, a snowman Cricut diecut, blue flowers and buttons. So much to work with and many of the papers would work for non-snow layouts too.

Like last month's kit I had so much left over after creating my layouts that I came up with 4 cards and really could have kept going.

This little snowman card was the leftover half of a diecut sheet. I chopped down the Cricut snowman and added some buttons for the nose and well...buttons, lol. Googly eyes brought him to life. I used blue stickles on the band of his hat and here and there on the snow flakes. I cut out the 'brrrr' from one of the stickers provided. Inside I added a stamped sentiment, another sticker and a tiny touch of bling.

Playing up the snow theme and Valentine's day I did the 'I love u snow much card' in about five minutes! I used some red BoBunny dotted paper, matted one of the stickers on some white card stock, added some letter stickers and a snowflake from my stash. A little glitter on the heart and some pom pom ribbon finished it off.

Another super fast card using some odds and ends. I faux stitched the outside and added a Bella bauble (love that these just came in more colours to TSF) to add some sparkle to a simple card.

What I loved about this kit was how many colours there were to work with. Pinks, blues, reds, greens and even oranges. Even though the paper was snowflakes I went with a bright citrus theme for a Spring feel. I added the white buttons and ribbon from my stash.

For the "Got Snow?" layout I used a white/blue grid paper as my background which is a great way to get that popular 'white space' feel without it being all white. I added a felt snowflake border, some Karen Foster sparkly brads and the "how cool is this?" tag from My little yellow bicycle.

Here's my friend's daughter Mia, making her first snowman on Christmas Eve last year. I had to steal these pics when I saw what a perfect match her pink snow suit was to the papers. I added some pearls and bling and a piece of a laser cut snowflake sheet. I used a punch to make some coordinating snowflakes to place around the photos.

Lots of layers!

Can you think of a better title for this super sweet shot of my friend Darcy's daughters, Laura and Oceane?

I cut out the blue paper on the Cricut then put it on white with pink scalloped strips. I then added some strips of paper and a border punched pink strip.

The title is from Scrap f/x which I dipped in glue then added some pink sparkly Doodlebug sugar and covered in Glossy Accents ( I really do use GA all the time!). I took the plain brads and dipped them in glue and then in glamour dust. Lots of glitter going on here! I popped up the title to really make it stand out.

For the snowflake, I painted it white then, while the paint was still tacky, I sprinkled it with glamour dust and covered in Glossy Accents. I added a Zva pink swirl and a little button to reflect the feeling of the photo.

Once again I had a great time working with the kit and pushing myself outside of my comfort zone (as in I worked with Pink again!!!).

Please take a moment and go check out the gallery at TSF and see what all the other designers have come up with. If you feel inspired, the design team kits are on sale at TSF.

Thanks for taking a look!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

what's that...another post??

Well what I said about the challenges getting you moving on your scrapbooking worked for me! I just whipped up this layout for Regan's weekly layout challenge to 'scrap a photo that's at least 5 years old'. This is a pic of Wyatt when he was just getting into the saucer, around 5 mos which means it JUST fit into this category!

I bought some of the new Bella Blvd papers last week and thought they would be perfect!

I can't wait to see what next week's challenge is!

Monday, January 25, 2010

I've been a bad blogger!

I just realized it's been quite a while since I last posted anything, bad me. I've been busy working on kits, samples and design team layouts for Two Scrapbook Friends which means I've been scrapbooking like crazy but can't show you any of it!!

There are lots of fun things happening over on the forum including challenges and special posts on gallery submissions and using certain products. It just might be the thing to get your mojo going if you're off to a slow start this year.

I'm also dreaming about being at CHA which is the Craft/Hobby 'tradeshow' happening in California right now. I can't imagine how overwhelming and fun it must be to be shopping to fill a store with all the latest goodies. I can't wait to get my hands on the new products when they start flowing into the store. Check out the forum for some great sneak peaks.

And, just because, here's a little sneak of my next design team reveal:

Hope 2010 is going great for you so far!

Friday, January 8, 2010

In a Pickle...

I was sorting through my holiday photos trying to decide which to print and then fixing them. I came across these pics of Holden eating a pickle at the Christmas dinner table and had to share them. There is a funny little anecdote that goes along with them. Holden's aunt was fishing one out of a jar for him a while back and he asked what was taking so long. She said she was "looking for one with his name on it" Well now every time he asks for a pickle he specifically asks for one with "his name on it" then tries to find the letters to his name on the pickles.

Another example of just how literal he is: At our friend Jessica's house this past summer we were eating jelly beans before we left. When it was time to leave we all walked out front of her house and she was carrying the bowl of beans with her. She asked him if he "wanted one for the road". He carefully selected a big red one and promptly threw it onto the street. We all burst out laughing and he looked like he was going to cry.
Don't worry, we gave him more jelly beans.
I think it's hilarious how kids interpret things don't you?

Monday, January 4, 2010

something new and exciting...

One of my favourite things is chipboard covered in glimmer mist and Tattered Angels has come up with a new cool way to cover it! Check it out at http//

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year's crop at TSF

Despite the fact that my head felt like a football I attended the New Year's crop at TSF yesterday. I wasn't optomistic about getting much done but did in fact finish 2 double pages and almost finished a single too! I'm not able to show you both doubles here as one has mysteriously disappeared (you just might see it show up as a kit at TSF in the not too distant future!).
On this layout I used the new Origins from Basic Grey. There are so many amazing prints and of course my favourite, double sided pages! When I was distressing the edges of the brown paper I put a huge rip in it...we've all been there right? Well I went with it and did some intentional tearing around the paper. I added some bella dots (love these!) to the flowers and glimmer mist to the kaisercraft letters. I added some green floss stitiching and some raffia tied to the torn paper.

Had some scraps left that worked perfectly for mother-in-laws birthday card!

While there I made another layout for my friend's baby gift. I'm having a lot of fun working on it and it's an easy project to bring with me to crops. I cut out the animal/flower print from a 12X12 sheet and spread it across the double page. I added brads as flower centers and a few rub on stitches, flowers and words.

I spent this afternoon sorting through things in my scraproom and I'm hoping that being really organized will inspire me. I'll be surprised if it last a week!