Thursday, September 30, 2010

Terrifically Thrilling Thursday at Just Imagine / Kreaxions

This week my posts included using my favs.
The circle cutter and the BUTTERFLY PUNCHES #901 @ #604
Starting with a center circle, then using the positioning parts
to punch out the butterfly inside circle border.
The out side corners on the card
used the adapter piece C.
On the layout I used scallopped edge scissors.
On both I punched the butterflies and stickled the wings.
Prima pearls accented both.
On the layout the borders were layers of paper,
lace and ribbon. The cluster of flowers was
put together with ribbon tied in a bow.
I added machine stitching on the layout and
cricut cut 2 colour titling.
These were so much fun to make.. hope you love them
as much as I loved making them.
Hope you have a scrappy day.. see you again
next Thursday when I get to share again with you.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Meljen's Design Challenge #26

This challenge was to use Autumn colours.
How appropriate with the time of
season and the leaves changing...
how beautiful.
I made the card in tri shutter style and
the cute little tag. Both used
the front Fall digi image which was one of the
fabulous cute freebies.. be sure to
check it out... such
amazing digis, great inspiration
and fun challenges.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Just Imagine/Kreaxions Punches

is my weekly posting.
This week I did some early Christmas cards.
This first one I used the positioning parts and
Kreaxions Punch #906 from inside the
cut out circle made with the
Kreaxions circle cutter of course.
All the cut outs allowed for a background
of bright red which made the design just
pop of the page.. and the pop up tree was
perfect for the centre.
I added some stickers, ribbon and gel dots.
On this card I used the star plate pattern.
The red one I left plain for staggered background..
and the yellow one I used the Kreaxions Punch # 902.
The flowers around the outer edge are from
the punch outs.
I used some stickers, stickles, and
doodled with the white pen.
These cards were fun and easy with Kreaxions.
Hope you have a scrappy day and I
look forward to seeing you again
next Thursday.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I Love Double Page Layouts

I love double page layouts.. so here
is page 2 for the one just below..
These colourings were so soft and
perfect with the photo... lots of cut outs
and pop ups.. stickles, stitching, rubons,
dew drops and the sparkled butterfly.
Very special memories..
gramma and the grandkids... so precious.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

My Sketch World 1 Hour Sketch Challenge

Fun was had by all.
Lucy's fabulous sketch make for some
fabulous LO's.
The only hint was to have a 5x7" photo
ready..... do you know how much stress there
is to do a LO in and hour but it was fun.
Check everyones beautiful in the MSW Gallery.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Meljen's Design Challenge #25

Meljen's Challenge
was a recipe .. ribbon, flowers and brads.
And this is their super cute digi image too.
This card just made special notation on Meljen's Blog..
when this happens it is so exciting.
I must be honest my cards have improved
so much over the last couple of months.
All this started with my new found love of digital
images and copics.

Green Goddess Creations

blog Candy
Be sure to check this out...
just to simple to have a chance at this.

Practical Scrappers

was this sketch.
It was a perfect opportunity to do the
2nd page of a double for friends
daughters Wedding.
Lots of sparkles... soft and elegant..
white lace, silver trim and bows.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pattie's Creations Design Challenge

has announced it's Dt and I am on it.
I have been making cards and thought
it would be fun to join a great team
to inspire and be inspired.
Our first official challenge will be in October so
mark you calendar, pop on over and join us.
Can't wait to work with these amazing ladies
and get to know them better.
Thanks to Pattie for this opportunity.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Meljen's Design Back to School Challenge

Meljen's Design Back to School Challenge
This card was fun ... not only is
Meljen's apple just the cutest.
I custom drew all the arts on the
black cardstock with the white gel pen.
It was fun making my own accents.
Banners are so in right now also.
This cute card just received Meljen's
special notation ... one of the favs for the week.
What a great honour.

Monday, September 13, 2010

OMG I've Been Busy

OMG I have been busy.
Thought I'd share these with you today.
I do love making double page layouts
and normally the more photos the better.
Rushed for time so when I have a minute I'll
come back and add some details.
In the mean time hopefully
I will have inspired someone.
Hope you have a great day.

Friday, September 10, 2010

My Sketch World September Layout Challenges

Ann's Challenge was to share photo
of you and someone special to you.
For this one I used some of
the Florida Photos of the March 2010
family visit. We had a great time while
the family and of course the
grandkids were there.
Swimming, beach, Vero Beach Resort
Character Breakfast.. lots of fun.

Lisa's Challenge was to use Rub ons.
She had some great ideas on how to use them.
The right side of this double pager has
3 rubons...
These super cute xmas photos were perfect for this.
Kim's Challenge for school resuming
was to use the Primary Colours
Red Royal and Yellow.
I had the Grandkids and their friends
for New Years EVE ..pop corn, movie and sleep over.
And the New Years day .. a day in the snow.
These photos looked great
on these fun bright colours.
Ginni's Use Your Stash had a fun
points sytem with it... it entailed every
challenge from the month.
Ginni's challenge is the right side of this double.
Sue's Quote Challenge was to use
"Life is an Adventure"
I had these amazing photos of
the grandkids and our adventure
to the Pet Store...
it made into a fabulous double
page layout.
As you can see my favourite is
still doubles.
of September at My Sketch World
Be sure to check them out...
and join us.
Lots of amazing projects fulling the
gallery daily.

My Sketch World... Scrap Your Story Challenge

This is page 2 of double.....
The PRE Challenge for Scrap Your Story Challenge
was to check out what happened in the year
you were born... here is the LINK we used
to get that info.

I wish I may, I wish I might
is the Scrap Your Story Challenge for
Sept. 1st
When I was young... I wished to be
a Majorette and twirl baton.
Started out with a trial year which
proved that I could do it,
took it seriously and practiced.
Also proved that I was good at it.
From there I joined a studio where
I moved up quickly. I spent 11 years
twirling competitive, solo, duets,
Jr. Corp and Team and
Sr. Colour Guard.
I taught for 10 years, groups,
solos and the Woodstock Corp.
It was an amazing part of my youth
and I have fond and happy memories.

My Sketch World..-- Cup Cards to Go Contest

be sure to check it out... Join us in the fun.

Lucy of My Sketch World is the
amazing Sketch Designer who
supplied the above sketch for
the contest this month.

This is my submission for the contest.
Used what I thought was vintage digi image which I
copic coloured.
Then I added vintage papers, ripped and
distressed and inked paper, some mesh,
some vintage lace, dew drop accents and
some white doodling.

My Sketch World September Card Challenges

Amy's Card Challenge was
to use 3 or more circles on your card.
I used the background digi image as 1
and added 2 more.

This is another card for Suzann's Challenge.
This one has 3 edges of
scissor cut edging.

Suzann's Card Challenge was to
use anything but a straight edge card..
this on has scallop punched edge on 4 sides
with ribbon accents.
Lots of fabulous new Challenges.
Be sure to check them out at My Sketch World.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Just Imagine Kreaxions Punches Blog Hop

We are all so excited to have our 1st ever Blog Hop
at Just Imagine.. with Kreaxions Punches.. that
we thought we'd spead the word.
Mark your calendars and hope you can join
us for the fun.
More to follow at later date.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Scrap A Little

Helen at Scrap A Little posted her September sketch.
I had fun playing with this one.
This layout reminds me of the many summer days
when I watched the grandkids. We'd go to the park for lunch,
feed the animals, walk around the block
and we ate lots of popsicles together.

My Sketch World is jumping into September

My Sketch World didn't waste any time
jumping into September.. the new DT
has already posted amazing challenges.
The above LO is Malin's challenge to use WHITE ONLY
plus silver .... I had the perfect photos for this one..
a wedding of course... what else is more elegant.
The coloured flowers is an actual photo of the
centre pieces on the tables.
Lucy's Colour Palett Challenge was to use the
colour below to make a card.
Lots of fun.. used the cute copic coloured digi image
and ripped, inked and mounted it
on distressed background.
Accents includes bling, flowers, ribbons, stitching
and border punching.

This is Katie's Challenge .. to use either
a tape measure or ribbon.
I didn't have a paper with a tape measure on it
so I drew it on myself.
I still used ribbon to accent, metal domes,
a sticker and the cute copic coloured image.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Sketch World and Party Time Tuesday

Challenge for today is to make a Birthday card
and add some brads.. because then we can enter
it into the challenge over at Party Time Tuesday
where she is a new DT member.
I am learning quickly how to multi
task and submit to more than one challenge.
I used some sparkly mesh, a copic coloured digi, some layering,
some doodling and a clear sentiment.. OH and the brads....

Paper Medallion Flower #4 Video Tutorial

The Paper Medallion Flowers are used on this layout
for accents.... when you make your own you can
colour match with whatever papers and colours you like.
Here is the card from the video. I used the Paper Medallion Flower #4
to pop the little penquin on as an accent on this card.

The medallions are very versitile.
How many uses can you find for it.
I challenge you to leave a comment, join and follow me
and make some medallions to share with me on
either a card, layout or altered project.
Then be sure to use the inlinz below to link to your blog.
Oct 1 I will random draw for a RAK from me.
Hope you will play along.

Scrap Street Magazine

went live today with the piece

on Scrap A Little with Helen Croft

and the design team... (that includes me)

Here is the link.. this is so exciting

and hope you will check it out.
Everyone submitted a Layout to share with you.