Friday, February 26, 2010

design team

This month's design team kit featured all kinds of LOVE-liness from Pink Paislee. Reds, pinks and browns mixed with cool embellishments in fabulous patterns made this group loads of fun to play with!

I've seen many layouts lately that are more minimal with a little grouping up in the corner so I thought I would give one a try. Embrace the 'white' space! I made use of my new circle punches to add groupings around the photo. The title 'love' is chipboard covered in paper and then finished with Glossy Accents.

Thanks Jenny for lending me another photo!!

Here's my little devil...I mean angel. He seriously changes his mood every 3 seconds!

The kit included a fabric badge with a Valentine's message on it which didn't work with my theme but the colours DID work so I smooooshed it into a very abstract flower.
I added some Glossy Accents to the red heart and some buttons and brads from my stash.

For this layout of my friend's daughter Kate, I chose to place the die cut sheet off center and slightly off the page. I wanted to keep the focus on this adorable photo so I kept the patterns to a minimum and added a few choice embellishments. The red design is actually a transparent sticker and the heart is covered chipboard.

A simple little card using a rub on I won at the CHA crop.

Make sure to have a look at all the other talented designers' work this month over on the

Monday, February 22, 2010

beyond the page...

The last few days have been very creative! I attended the CHA crop at TSF Friday night and took advantage of the time to work on my design team layouts (have to wait one more week to see those!). It was fun to see some of the new lines coming in and of course it was great to win some of them too!
Saturday night I spent working on some store samples with new product which is always exciting.

At the CHA crop I won a paper pack of the new BoBunny line, Sophie. It had a lot of purple in it and I was wondering what I was going to do with it as it's usually not a colour I work with. I have been wanting to make one of the birdhouses that Regan did for a Friendzy Friday and figured these papers might work. Sunday afternoon I sat down and whipped this up.

Here's how it turned out (I still might add some pom pom ribbon around the roof):

I am so glad I got to put my new circle punch to good use!

The creativity kept right on rolling today. I bought some plain wooden letters when I was in the States to put on the boys' bedroom doors.

I used the Super Stud line (this name kills me lol!) from Bella Blvd and finished Wyatt's in a couple of hours. There was lots of sanding involved and I was so grateful for my Basic Grey file set. They made the job so much easier. If you work with a lot of chipboard I HIGHLY recommend picking this set up.

I'm off to the store to work on some more kits tomorrow so the creating will keep on rolling.
I gotta feeling it's going to be a crafty week for me..hope it's the same for you :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

shop,shop, shooooooooooooopppppppppppppppp!

Never, ever have I EVER shopped so much in such a short period of time. Hubby and I are away on a mini vacation in Niagara Falls, NY. It's a yearly thing and it's really the only time during the year that he likes to shop. We are shopping for about 7 hrs straight per day and we are pooped! There are still deals here, you just have to be prepared to look for them. Best score for me so far is probably a pair of brown boots for $10 and 12X12 frames (my scrapbooking buddies know what those are for!)that cost $2.99. Tomorrow will be more of a relaxation day with maybe a matinee and dinner at the Cracker Barrel and then it's back to reality late Monday. It's been great to spend some time together without constant little boy interruptions (although I am missing my boys).
Wanna know what I got hubby for Valentine's day? A 'Slap Chop' LOL! Every time he sees the commercial he says he wants one and I found one for $9 today so that is his gift. What a lucky guy, I know!
Anyhoo hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Saturday nights

The past few Saturday nights have been spent scrapping with a friend or two. Surprising what you can come up with at midnight after popcorn and brownies!

I did another transparency layout, this time it's a girly one. Check out these hilarious photos. Which one of these things doesn't belong here?!?!? I doodled the flower stems on the white cardstock under the transparency and then pop dotted the hand cut flowers on top.

It was totally nerve wracking to doodle but I did it!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend :)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

am I that transparent???

I've been working on some product samples for the store. I came home with some Fancy Pants transparencies and I wasn't really sure what to do with them. I've seen lots of different ones in the store but avoided them because well...I just wasn't that into them. I looked online to get a few ideas about how to use them then decided to just do my own thing. WELL now I am a complete convert. They add so much to a page and really give you a great place to start. You can layer paper under and over them, rub ons go on so smoothly and they look really cool! I have another one to work on tonight and I can't wait to get to it.

I layered the transparency over a patterned paper from the same line in a lighter colour to really make the designs on it stand out. It's hard to see in a pic but some of the strips of paper are under the sheet and some over. Two of the stars in the 'film strip' are under and the green one is pop dotted over. I used some rub ons on the twill tape, staples and brads. The bottom right jounalling spot is typed out on some kraft cardstock and put underneath except for the last strip which is stapled on top. If you would like a closer look it will be in the store soon.

If you've been a little unsure of what to do with these I really recommend picking one up. There are all kinds of them: girly, boys, baby.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friendzy Friday

Every Friday over on the Two Scrapbook Friends blog, a member of the design team shares a tip or technique to enhance your layouts and cards. For this week's Friendzy Friday I created a flower using a coffee filter, a stamp, ink and glimmer mist.