Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Flower Swap

OHHH this was fun!  I am participating in my first ever flower swap run by Elysia at  She matched me up with a partner Amy Yingling at  I am new at this so I was a bit nervous, yikes!  Anyway put the flowers in the mail today I hope she likes what i made... Here they are:

made with cricut

I dyed the white zipper trim to get the other colour!

This is my new signature piece!

ha fuzzy trim I love it, i bought alot of this gotta love a sale!

There are two of these

made with cricut 

I did not make a box to put them in, i was pressed for time, sorry Amy, but I did make more than the 12 that were required!  I have to say this was all really fun and I will for sure to this again.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What can you do with leftovers?

I had a ton of scraps leftover form the Boys Rule May kit.  I decided to make something fun for my son who needed a lil'bit of encouragement to want to do homework!  I enjoyed working on the Boys Rule kit as a Guest Designer the gals over there are very talented bunch and have a great line of stuff for boys!  Be sure to check them out.
I pasted the snips of paper onto the wooden pencil holder from the dollar store with deco-page and sponge brush.  Once all the pieces were in place I covered the whole thing with deco-page for protection....this was going to belong to a 7 year old right!

Then I added some boy-bling and a little love note! So muchy Mom!

Carter said "Wow Mom thanks, now I can do homework in my room at my desk"  he was very excited to hopefully my little plan worked!  and it looks cute too!

Friday, May 25, 2012

BoysRule May 25th Sketch

It was really fun being a Guest Designer for BoysRule Here is what I came up with for the May 25th sketch

Thursday, May 24, 2012

More fun with Zipper

I love this little butterfly!  I had some leftover zipper strip and I am not much of one to keep bits a pieces laying around I like to use it all up!  This was made quite simply with some hot glue and zipper strip cut into 2-1/2 and 3-1/2 inch pieces.  I added some pins for a antennae and ribbon for a tail!  Perfect little butterfly to go with all the pretty flowers for the last post!
Happy Scrappin!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Scrapn with Flair

Embellishment Idea Binder!

Oh wow this is exciting this is my first post for Scrapn’ With Flair!  I am even a bit nervous…wow!  Anyway nice to meet everyone I am a new member of the fabulous design team.   The team has all been diligently working away on some fun stuff with the FABulous June kits but I cannot share that with you yet!  Shhhh!
I attended Scrapfest in Kitchener, ON and took an Embellishment class taught by Caroline Lau.  Caroline is the the co-founder of Maya Road, and I just love everything they touch!  In Caroline’s class we created an embellishment idea binder using Maya Road products.  The binder came with 6 pieces of chip-board but we only used 4 (both sides) for the class.  Using the two leftover pieces of chipboard, the snips of leftover supplies and a touch of inspiration from Caroline, the following pieces are what I came up with!
.Side view of the binder
Above is a side view of the binder, it is made of acrylic and stands on its own, the pages are made of chip-board so they are sturdy and easy to work on.
If you have ever worked with zipper strips, then you will know they are a ton of fun, if not I highly recommend it!  Basically you use hot glue and a round piece of chip-board approximately 1″ to 2″in diameter, the larger the circle the larger your zipper flower will be.   You make a small spiral at the end and pince it with your fingers (this will be your centre of the flower) then hot glue that to your chip-board.  Then continue to wrap the zipper around the centre gluing it every 1/2 inch.  When you have completely covered your chipboard you tuck the end under and done!  So easy!  Watch your fingers on the glue…ouch!  I mounted this to a crouched flower and then to kraft shape.  Added some vintage pins….love those and done!
For this page I used some leftover vintage measuring tape and created this flower in a very similar way as I created the zipper flower ( seriously ouch on the hot glue tho, be careful!).  Then I added some other fun stuff I picked up at Scrapfest!  I coloured the “xoxo” chip-board with Smouch accent paint and also drew the heart on the wood shape in the paint as well.  Then I added liquid glass to the letters (ha – make your own epoxy’s WOW) The best part is that with the metallic shine of the Smouch paint the liquid glass ( or diamond glaze…. tomato – tamato) really makes it shine!!
And now it gets crazy…I decided to create another flower using the same basic technique as with the measuring tape flower, this time with burlap.  The burlap looked a little yucky in the centre so I wrapped a wood shape in burlap to create a burlap button and placed it in the centre.  Sooo much fun making embellishments, but I still had one more page so…
I had been saving bread tags (just one of those weird things you think you might need when crafting) so off to my stash!  I arranged them and hot glued them down…um ouch! I added a button and a Maya Road flower, and some ribbon to complete the look.  I like this one the best!
Until next time… Happy Scrappin!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Momma Love

I made these cards for my Mom and my partners Mom, there is just something
really special about a Mother's Day card, don't you think?

I used some neat tricks I learned from Vicki Boutin when I took one of her classes at Crop&Create in Markham, in January.  In this class we learned a ton of great techniques including what you see here, slamping on inked cloth and that supper cute crate paper flower!  Vicki is a great teacher, if you get the chance to take her class I highly recommend it! Using some of the leftover supplies from what we created in class I created this card for my Mom, she was at the class with me so could really appreciate it.  Paper used here is Authentique as well as the tags, the brads are BoBunny and stamps from Close to My Heart!

Here is a close up of the flower!  

This card was for my new Mom-IL and she loves sheep!  I found this stamp at local king rubber stamps!  So cute!  I know she would love them, I also used Basic Grey paper and letter stickers and CTMH cardstock for the base.  

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sweet design for Challenge #4

I really loved this colour palette.  I had the perfect photos from our strawberry picking adventure last summer to put with it.  Check out the other design teams work at this challenge due date is May 31st, and the prize to win is so lovely, be sure to click the link above and check it out and play along!  

I used Echo Park This & That it has such great summer colours! I added a small slice of Authentique, some Basic Grey stickers, BoBunny brads and Close to My Heat acrylic stamps and ink

I picked up these banners at scrapfest in Kitchener in April and sprayed them with ink, they curled up a bit so I had to tug on them a bit but I love the weathered look as well.

Also found this canvas flower and prayed it too, so cute!

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Big Game!

I was invited to Guest Design for BoysRule Scrapbook Kits for the month of May and I just love the kit, It features Echo Park This&That for Boys (the full kit) including two sheets of stickers and a number of fun extras, including designer tape, bakers twine, a ton of co-ordinating buttons, a zipper vinyl stars and some other crazy goodies.  

Here is the Sketch

And this is the page I created

Be sure to check out the Boys Rule Kits to learn more, the next layout will be up May 24

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Announcing My Retreat for Fall 2012

Here is two samples of the Digital Class that I taught at the last retreat in March 2012
Advanced Digital

Beginner/Advanced Digital

Monday, May 7, 2012

Special Boy

Can you tell I love this little man?  Well I do so much.  I am so proud of every accomplishment he makes, lately there has been so many!  He rode is bike for the first time yesterday and tied his own shoes just last week...WOW those events for a later scrapbook page but for today his Kindergarten Graduation!
I have to tell you I made this entirely of scraps of paper left over from the other pages I had created with my Pink Paisley Indigo Bleu pieces (some papers, tags and stickers) I picked up at Scrapfest! I even used the back of the sticker packaging on this page, yay recycling!

I also added some American Crafts Thickers and brads for some pop and shine!

And finally a flower, I made this out of a doily, I had seen some other scrapper's using doilies lately and I had some in my stash.  I wasn't excited about just putting them on the page, so I crunched it up and wow it looked like a!  Well then it needed sparkle so I sprayed it with some shiny mist! FUN! Then I added a Maya Road pin to go with the star theme.  Very happy with the end result!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

My Little Star

This was such a special day, Cater is finished Kindergarten, WOW I cannot believe how fast time flies!
I made this page with Pink Paisley Indigo Bleu line; papers, stickers and sparkly tags.  I added some other  goodies, Bazzill cardstock base, American Crafts Thickers and brads, Maya Road pins, tin and rose ribbon and October Afternoon crochet ribbon.
This Maya Road tin with a clear face is perfect to showcase a cutie smile!

I am loving clusters and Maya Road makes great stuff for clusters!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Challenge #3 for CMS

This is the pretty!

This is my design for the page challenge #3, I really enjoyed using a variety of materials on this page.  I used the Authentique - Loyal paper, CTMH pompom ribbon, American Crafts Thickers and brads, Basic Grey felt flower, Tag from Pink Paisley and October Afternoon crochet ribbon.
Be sure to check out the site and play along lots of fun prizes to win!

 I am really into using cardboard right now (this cardboard came from the packaging on my new BBQ) I tore up the pieces into scraps to add to my stash!  Yaye recycling!  It needed something more so I added some shine by painting it with pearl paint, but to kept the rustic look, I tore up the sides a bit!