Monday, February 24, 2014

Robin's Nest for February and Regency Collection

This month at Robin's Nest
we are boasting about the Regency collection 
and it is on sale for 20% off the rest of the month
and Cathedral Specialty paper.
and also Heartfelt Creations is the cross promotion for the month. 

In the close ups you can view some of the details and accents that make this page.
I used Gini's Design accents, Kreaxions punched border, some brads,white gel pen doodled
stitching and white dew drops.

This close up shows the fabulous Robin's Nest Khaki Green Glitter Letters
 and also the fun heart sticker

This close up highlights fabulous fun chipboard accents... and some with doodling added
or some ink coloured... also a metal accent with chain.

this section highlights the Heartfelt Creations cross promotion Stamp for the month. 
Up next is a fun card.
This card features  the Heartfelt Creations cross promotion Stamp. 
The border is punched using the tonic studio punch.
I used Robin's Nest Paper:Getaway Leaves Glitter Cardstock,
Heartfelt Creations Stamp: Summer Season Precut (below)

and we all need some sympathy cards so here is one I'd like to share.
Lots of layers using Robin's Nest Papers: Gold Glitter Paisley Cardstock,
 Other accents: Reddy Creative Card Stickers, Gini's Design Doily, SRM sticker sentiment
Thanks for popping in.. be sure to check daily what the DT is creating with this amazing products..
 lots of inspiring and creative projects.


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Cookin Up Creations .. and sketchy Saturday

 Welcome to Sketchy Saturday at Cookin Up Creations.
We are still celebrating February with "Love is in the Air". With that in mind use the sketch, some love theme and added twist is to use a frame somewhere. 
Here is my sample page... I added a doodled frame behind the right photo.

You have all month to play along to create a LO, 2 cards or 4 ATC or altered item using the challenge requirements. I would love if you would join us.. I would love to see what you create using my sketch.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sketch N Scrap GDT for February Cards

I am super excited to be back with my 2nd post with Sketch N Scrap
 as February Card Guest Designer. 
Using the great sketches below to start with... 
I went digging into my stash of Valentines paper and accents which 
worked out perfectly for this Valentines card.
Some fabulous paper from Robin's Nest, doily from Gini's Design
and fun stickers too.
Lots of fun layers and monochromatic colours.

 Be sure to visit and see what everyone is doing with this sketch to inspire you.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Doilys are so easy with Kreaxions Products


Hi and how are you today? At Just Imagine Crafts today I am still working on a Christmas page.. and on this one today I am using a doily I created using Kreaxions Products. You can purchase the standard white store bought doily, cut the snowflake like doily, even stamp a doily looking accent BUT OMG look how easy it is to make your own and you get to use any of the Kreaxions punches and can also change it up by starting with a circle marked off with the stencils for punch spots or use the star template to follow for punching. This process also allows you to adjust the size required with ease and also the colours.
I used the star stencil and punch # 913 and with the circular shape I used punch #923
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Here is my finished page using the star stencil with punch #913 to make my homemade doily.
I am sure there are also so many uses for doilys in your creative world.. and these are so easy to make.
Thanks for visiting today.. be sure to visit Just Imagine Crafts often when other DT share so many creative and fun ideas using Kreaxions products.


Let's Get Sketchy

Another fabulous sketch from Let's Get Sketchy was used to create the fun Disney page above.
Lots of fun layers, cute clustered accents and stickers to complete the page.
Be sure to visit the LGS Blog and be inspired by all the DT and their samples using the sketch.


Saturday, February 15, 2014

SWAT drill #26 and lots of LOVE

SWAT for today..
Drill# 26 THEME LOVE
Using the theme love I created this page of our family celebrations...
these are always my favourite time spent with family usually over a
family meal, relax time and of course I always love to get the camera
out and pester them to smile nice .....

I love using lots of photos on  a page...and then adding accents... some clustered flowers, with stickles accents, fun burlap bow, some pearls... also some brads and twine to finish it off.
Thanks for visiting.. come again.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Altered Item into a Shaker

SWAT   today has my post sharing an altered item that
 I changed into a shaker which are so much fun.
Here is a photo of the Jillibean Soup Packaging for the corrugated shapes.
 It is perfect to make a shaker. The plastic dome is perfect but also today 
I am using the background shaped piece. 

Carefully take apart with as little ripping as possible.

I decorated the background packaging of the Jillibean Soup. 

Add the beads to the clear plastic .. I found this the easiest way. 
This way you can add the glue to the edge and flip the other piece on top
 centred within reason with a quick slide to centre it if necessary.

Loved the sports theme on this one.. it will make a great guy card,
 birthday card or just for fun project.
Cover the back side and add the sentiments.

It was so much fun I made another one which I totally papered
 covering the whole background first. I then added some cute accents, 
a banner and a sentiment. After using the same process to add the beads 
I added an accent on the outside to finish it off. 

Hope you enjoyed this today. Take inventory of your packaging of some
 of your scrappy items. How many more of them come in this type of packaging. 
Some of those small kids toys come in plastic domes also. 
Save them and make some of these cute shakers.


Monday, February 10, 2014

February at the Robin's Nest and Heartfelt Creations

This month at Robin's Nest we are boasting about the Regency collection 
and also Heartfelt Creations is the cross promotion for the month.
The title is Robin's Nest Khaki Green Glitter Letters.

In the close ups you can view some of the details and accents that make this page.
Amazing Tear Drops to form the lacy flowers prepunched with Martha Stewart punch
and fabulous Ace of Diamond Dew Drops to form the other fun flowers.

This side boasts the title, washi tape and paper corner, chipboard flourish, dew drop flower 
and pennant base accents in the base layer. Also another Ionic Studio punched border.

and next up is a fun card.....

Using Baroque Specialty Paper,  matting is the flip side of Red Lion Cardstock
and some fun accents like Starform stickers, Gini's Design Doily, SRM sticker sentiment 
 and amazing Ace of Diamond Dew Drops.


Supply List:
Robin's Nest: Regency Collection
Other: stickers, doily, sentiment, washi tape
Punches: Martha Stewart and Ionic Studio


Thanks for popping in.. be sure to check daily what the DT is creating with this amazing products..
 lots of inspiring and creative projects.
Watch for my 2nd post later this month.. thanks


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Just Imagine February DT Reveal

When we share a Just Imagine Crafts/ Kreaxions DT reveal for the month we have a collection of themes to work from. Today the list is: Valentines, Love and Family... great choices with Valentines Day just around the corner.
Using very old photos (sorry for the dark colour..) they are precious memories. I made a family page remembering our 1st family home and also times with grandpa. The boys called Grandpa "Howdy" and that's how he greeted them when he say them. Both are loving memories that needed to be documented.  I used  Kreaxions punch #913 and throw away border and the circle cutter too.

Up close shows the circular photo with circular ring accent and the fab punched border that pops... fun ink rolled wavy circles make a great accent. I use stamp image from Heartfelt Creations stamps and the stars accents are inked from Creative Embellishments.

Lots of fun accents.. scrabble type letters, fun cluster with tag, twine, chipboard button and stickers.
Be sure to visit the blog where the rest of the DT shared and reveal 
more amazing uses of the Kreaxions Products.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Before and After

Hi .. today I thought i'd share a before and after. All of us walk away from a page when it's just OK and want to give some thought to making it better. It was originally a black n white with one colour themed page.. it was just OK so I had to redo and add more. ..  as I had just received a shipment of Creative Embellishments that were calling my name to use them.. so below is the altered page after changing it up and adding the CE embellishments... OMG really love it now... so what do you think?


Friday, February 7, 2014

Cookin Up Creations - 4th Annual MAD ABOUT SKETCHES

Welcome to Focus Friday at Cookin Up Creations... and also to our celebrate of our 4th Annual MAD ABOUT SKETCHES in March. During the month of March, we will be working with skethces that have been provided to us by the very talented Susan Stringfellow. Also each of us received a small package of flair buttons to work with which are so generously donated by Julie at the Joyful Moose etsy store.
Using the sketch... I challenge you also to focus on using a cluster.
 My fun floral and wood accent are a perfect cluster for this page.
Many thanks to our sponsor.. below is my card of buttons and the vintage looking ones were a great addition to my old photo page of my mom and dad before they were married.
You have all month to play along by sharing a LO, 2 cards, 4 ATC's or a altered project.. using the sketch and a cluster. I  would  love to see you join us and share your project.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Scrap N Sketch February Card Sketch Guest Designer

I am super excited to be Sketch N Scrap February Card. Guest Designer. I was given fabulous sketches to start with... be sure to visit and see what everyone is doing with this sketch to inspire you. Amazing layers, shapes and great accents made it so easy to create this cute fun Valentines Day card.
Be sure to visit the blog and see what everyone has created to share with you using the great sketch.