Friday, April 27, 2012

Scrapbook Stamp Society Blog Hop

April 27th-Lil Boys, Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails- ( I am on a scrappy weekend so this may by posted too early to hop with.. but do check back when all is a go because some amazing digis and creative use of them)

Welcome to Scrapbook Stamp Society's weekly blog hop.

Come back every Friday to see fun and inspiring ideas.
As always, Everybody is a winner with Scrapbook Stamp Society.

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We have a challenge going on now until the end of April.
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Start here:
Lia -
Kim -
Lisa -

Today I am sharing a Digi called soccer kid by Morgan Fitzsimons.
I am not doing a card.. that is so standard with digis. I really love using them on layouts especially when they theme perfectly into a page.
Following the theme boys this digi is amazing on my GS's soccer page.
I copic coloured with all the gray and black tones because his team wore black and white. It also pops off the kraft paper background.
The background also is stamped and paint daubed for the rustic look.

Cute flags were made, twine added, fun metal accent, brads, corrugated accent along with a fun sticker accent and title. Chevrons are such a big thing right now so I cut and doodled on them for an accent.  I love using the white Signo pen for doodling and journaling.

Sure hope you enjoyed the blog hop and the fabulous digis we had to share with you. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

NEXT UP IS:   Lia -

 I am also using this page for Ann's hexagon challenge at My Sketch World... this is my new hexagon stamp I just purchased from Scrapping Turtle. It adds great depth and texture to my page.
I am also sharing this with Scrap Scene WIP MONDAY.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Terrifically Thrilling Thursday

Just Imagine Crafts is the supplier of Kreaxions Punches.. 
and the fabulous Kreaxions Circle Cutter.
I use these items almost daily in one way or another.
 This great page was inspired by a few things. Memorable Seasons Challenge with Sally is 
to use 3 punches, 3 layers and 3 colours. So I used Kreaxions Punches #904, #913, #917
And I had fun doing the double coloured circle using the Kreaxions Circle Cutter.
The outer ring in a 2nd colour pops perfectly.
The fun sketch used is from My Scraps and More dated April 20th.
All put together it is perfect .. my colours are red, blue and yellow with lots of layers. 

 Here is the up close view of the 3 punched areas on page. Lately I love
matting them for pop and  I also outlined some 
of the punches with black Staedtler pen to accent them even more.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Scrapbook Stamp Society .. amazing digis

Scrapbook Stamp Society has amazing digitals regularly.
 This week I worked with this cute digi "Emily Rainy Day" by Heather Valentin....
Lil Ragamuffins Collection. 
 I copic coloured the digi and used Spellbinder Nestibilities to frame it.
 I then used mega layered of colour to pop it.
 A fun Kreaxions Punch #304 border, a ribbon accent
behind sentiment and the fun brads.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Let's Get Sketchy

Today is Sketch day at Let's Get Sketchy. They have amazing 
sketches every Monday for you to share your finished creations
with us in a link and a weekly fav and top 3.. would love to see you play along.

This fun sketch is from Tabitha

 I used digital on this on today. I also expanded the 
single photo into a collage of four fabulous 
photos from our trip to Quebec City where we
spent time with friends from Ken's place of employment.


Cookin Up Creations Scraplift and My Sketch World Challenge

Hi .. Well this is the 2 kiddles that stayed with us for a week while parents
vacationed. It was fun having young ones in the house with squeals of laughter.
Making daily lunches, driving back and forth from school, after school sports and 
regular activities kept us very busy. Weekend sleepover with cousin and friends 
topped the week off and today all is quiet again.
This page is from when they were however younger too.. now they are  older than this and doing
pages when they were younger brings back fond memories.

This is a scraplift from Cookin Up Creations from Kimberly. 
It was amazing fun to use and lift.. thanks.
I then added the elements of a My Sketch World Challenge from Joan to use texture
on the page. I use layered felt flowers and also added depth with 
the  matted punching in the banner (using Kreaxions Punch #303) and border.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Terrifically Thrilling Thursday

Good Morning.. I have been enjoying the Grandkids this week because parents are
off on a vacation. Making lunches, driving to school, planning suppers and after school sports is the core of my time. Scrappy time will have to wait until next week.
Welcome to Just Imagine Crafts and the Kreaxions Punches and Circle Cutter.
I have a layout using banners and punches to share today.
I have done these before but today I draw attention to the fact that banners and borders can
be any size. They can drape across the whole page, extent off to one side
or even look like a base to a central photo. ....
and there can be more than one on a page.
On this page I used Kreaxions Punch # 303 and also the fall away piece.
The trick is to punch a full strip, splice between each punch almost through
so you can bend and arch it to fit your page.
On this page I used soft colouring because of the old 1924 photo (Nana is the baby in this one) and it is very special to us.
Hope you have a great day and maybe even a scrappy one...........


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Designed to Color - magazine reveal is up

I submitted to Designed to Color and made their
online publication which went live today.
I submitted for the sketch application.

here is the link... page 29

My Card used Momenta products and Kreaxions Punch #309...
What a great opportunity to showcase their product when i am on their DT.
below is the sketch i followed


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Terrifically Thrilling Thursday

Sorry about the photo.. had to take this at night.. will hopefully replace it
tomorrow with some sunshine.. if it shows it's face.
So welcome to Thursday. With Easter past and the on look of
summer I was inspired to make a fun summer card.. full of fun bright
colours, a popping frame for a too cute pair of flip flops,
a touch of doodling, and some
fun Robin's Nest dew drops to represent water... and a cute sentiment ....
the card came together inside a circular ring.... using the Kreaxions Circle Cutter.
I used Kreaxions Punch #913 with inserts C on the corners...
and full punch on the inside circle... all of this
matted with pink to match the sandals.
Sure hope you have a great day .. with a touch of scrappyness too... Bev DT


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Rubon Resist Tutorial with My Sketch World

Hi everyone.. it's Bev here again.. I am thrilled to be staying on
as the Tutorial Designer at My Sketch World.
I never really know if what I share with you is new or old but
if I have never tried it .. I go with it and hope I can share something
that will interest you and prompt you to try it.

Today is RUBON as a RESIST.
The above photo has 2 rubons on a piece of cardstock. The
fabulous bird and the sentiment.

Now I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

You then take paper towel and daub off the paint
on top of the rubon. Notice how the bright white is popping off the paper.

I matted this circle and this is an accent and title to my layout page.

I used the April My Sketch World sketch from Lucy to
make my page. I love the finished page .. and especially
love the look of the rubon resist accent as part of the page.
It was perfect touch and was a great part of using the circular part of the sketch.

I used Momenta product on this page and I am going to share this with
Scrap Scene WIP this week. Also used Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches on
this. Kreaxions Punch #303, star template and fall away pieces.
Supply List:
Papers: Momenta PA2253, PA 2254(need to check this one)
Cardstock: Momenta PA 0658, DCWV
Tag: Momenta PA 2395
Punch: Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions #303, Martha Stewart
Template: Star from Kreaxions
Pen: Signo
Rubon: MME
Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angel
Ink: Colorbox
Other: brads

Here is a close up the finished accents piece with all the trims on it.

Now below I thought I'd share the 2nd Rubon Resist that I tried.
This one I am using on a card.

I used the frame and bird rubon to start with.

On this one I sprayed with 3 colours and very heavy in one spot.

Using the same process I daubed with paper towel to take
off the excess ink that is on the rubon.
The white part is especially popping again.

This is the piece when the daubing was complete.
The frame and bird definitely are defined again.

Here is my finished card using the same process.
I really like the look of this. What and easy and amazing
technique to use with so many of those rubons we all have.
I used cardstock pieces and applied the finished accent to my projects.
It also would work directly on the background of a page or card but you
would have to have an idea exactly where to place it first.
My method just allowed a bit more easy of placement.
Sure hope you liked this today .. be sure to stop by My Sketch World
and share your project with us using this method.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Just Imagine Crafts and Momenta


Hi and good morning.. moving just a bit slow this morning.. and today is GS and DH birthday today. Today I am posting at Just Imagine Crafts where I boast about Kreaxions Circle Cutter and their amazing Punches.

I have been making a few more cards again... but I have never made a shaker card and thought it would be fun. I used the plastic section of a purchased embellishments and cut it to size to tape and glue down.. found some beads and a frame that fit around it to cover the tape and glue it took to hold down the plastic piece. I placed it on the background and it was too dull and rectangular shaped so I found accent paper and punched the edges with Kreaxions #913 and matted it so the punch popped through. It was the outer fussy edge however that made the difference for eye appeal.


This is the inside of the card already for the sentiment or verse..


The close up shows the Punched edge and matting that popped the shaker off the page.

I also take advantage of being on the Momenta D-Lite Team and used Momenta product today.
Supply List:
Paper: Momenta PA #0658, PK #2447
Stickers: Momenta PK #2447
Beads: Craft
Punch: Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions #913

Hope you have and great day and see you again soon.. Bev DT


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy Birthday using Momenta

So tomorrow marks the day my only grandson has his birthday
which he also shares with his grandpa. They tease about
who should have a party and who should be recognized for the day.
GS says it's mine now
and DH says but I've had it longer.
They really are too funny about it... we all get a chuckle out of it.
Tonight we are doing supper out to celebrate so this is the card I made for him.
(will do DH's later or tomorrow)
He is a hockey player and his # is 11 and he is 11 tomorrow.. so this
skate photo was draw by GS's dad (my son) back in 1996 and I use
it for guys hockey cards and layouts. I thought this would be a great keepsake for GS.

Supply List:
Paper: Momenta PA 2252, PA 2253
CS: American Crafters
Base card/envelope: ANW Crestwood Inc.
Stickers: Momenta ST 4490
Image: Tony Code
Tag: Tim Holtz
Metal: Beyond Beautiful
Pen: Staedtler
Other: embroidery floss, brads


Monday, April 2, 2012

Let's Get Sketchy

This fun birthday layout celebrates 7 years. Time goes by so quickly. This page uses super
fun bright papers and a great cluster, used inking and the bling is perfect. I really like the large shaped background with the holes... top it with some colourful polka dots and cute photos.
The title has a coat of glossy accents and I was able to use my sewing machine
after months of not having one in Florida.. really love stitching even if
it's with a match and blend colour.

This fun sketch is just one of our Monday sketches from
Let's Get Sketchy. If you'd like to play along and link
your project to share with us .. see the blog.


Sunday, April 1, 2012

My Sketch World Blog Hop

Welcome to My Sketch World Blog Hop!

Sketches, sketches oh I love sketches. Well let me tell you how excited I am to tell you that today I get to show off incredibly talented designers for our next term. We will have another blog hop on April 15th to reveal the card sketch and get to know our other designers.

Join us now on our blog hop!

Here’s the skinny on how it works. Stop by each designers blog to see what fantabulous creations they’ve made using My Sketch World April 1st sketch and get to know to them. Be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the way, we are going to draw at random from all the comments left on all 9 blogs (this includes this MSW blog posting), will receive a $20 GC to store!

All comments must be made by midnight PST on April 2nd. Tune into this blog on April 3rd to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

So without further adieu here’s the line up:

MSW Blog
Joan Borgelt
Ann Jobes
Malin Rimby
Kristin Perez
Kathleen Hernandez
Toni Archer
Ginni Gass
Darcy Lagrandeur

Back to MSW Blog

Hello my name is Bev Code. I am so excited to part of the team as Tutorial Video Designer. I have been following Lucy and My Sketch World since Sept 2009, in Jan. 2010 I was GDT and I have been with her and the members of My Sketch World as DT since Feb. 2010 and love it. This is my home away from home where i share my creations using friends and family in my photos. My husband, 2 boys and families (my 4 grand kids) all support my addiction to scrapping and know that they will have memories to share with those to follow in the pages that I create for them. Sure hope you'll join us .. can't wait to see what you'll create and share with us too.

Here is the April 1st sketch from My Sketch World
Here is my example using the sketch:

I used a photo from 1924 when Nana was just the baby in the carriage. These old photos are so precious as part of our heritage.

Thanks for being here and now its time to head to MSW Blog