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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Anxiously Waiting for Christmas...

Created December 8th, 2006

* KI Memories Joyful line~ patterned papers (Joyful Sentiment, Joyful Twinkle, Joyful Multi Stripe)~ Joyful bobbins (little knotted ribbons in the pointsettias)~ Joyful icicles~ Joyful color lab rhinestone flowers~ Joyful chipboard letters~ Joyful Red Hot Cookie Cutter alpha stickers* Making Memories pointsettias


Created December 1st, 2006

This is for this week's challenges (sketch, muted colors, photo groupings/gatherings, vacation photos and 1-word title with rare font). I used my Québec City Vacation pictures from last October when Martin brought me to Québec. It was soooooooooo romantic!!!
I decided to incorporate all 5 challenges into 1 2-page layout again this time ~ Becky's sketch, Muted Cosmo Cricket papers/colors, 1- word title with font used for the 1st time, Vacation photos and photo groupings on both layouts/pages
For this layout, I used:* Cosmo Cricket~ Wanted Kissin' Kate (background)~ Wanted Calamity Jane (green -fleur de lys)* Bazzill Cardstock (cajun)* Magistical Memories chipboard fleur de lys (3 sizes)* Making Memories Scrapbook Colors (manila and nutmeg)~ shading on cardstock title and on the chipboard fleurs de lys* Sakura Pigma micron #08 black pen* Pish Posh Fleur de Lys twill* Fleur de Lys brad (unknown)* Font - Palamino Linotype

Spooky?...I don't think so!

Created November 30th, 2006

Here is my layout for the November "Scrapbook your Halloween Pictures" Challenge.
This was so much fun!!! I knew I needed this Halloween stuff from KI Memories when I saw it ~ it's sooooooooo cute and colorful. That's why I decided to change my picture to Black & White, because Kennedy's Beanie Baby costume didn't match the papers hehehehe :)
I used:* KI Memories Cardstock~ Haunted Webs (background)* KI Memories Patterned Papers~ Haunted Multi Stripe~ Haunted Pin Dot~ Haunted Magic~ Haunted Spirits* KI Memories Chip Chatter letters (traced onto Patterned Paper and raised with Pop-Up Dots)* KI Memories cardstock stickers - Haunted essentials* KI Memories cardstock letters stickers - Hazard Cookie Cutter* Sakura white Gelly Roll pen

Kennedy's ABC tin

Created November 28th, 2006

Here is Kennedy's little ABC tin. I used :* Christina Cole patterned papers* Basic Grey monograms (to trace)* Bazzill Bitty Blossoms (orange flower)* Prima Forever Flowers (red flower)* Making Memories flower brad* Chatterbox orange ribbon (around the top of the tin)* Offray orange satin ribbon (on the handle)* American Craft black marker
I used a pack of flash cards (Upper and Lower alphabet in one pack) and cut out the pictures, the index (letter and picture) and also the letters and just attached them onto white cardstock mini-files (that I made). Then I glued it down to colored cardstockI kept the cards simple, since I didn't want them to be over-stimulated!!!

Pieces of my Life

Created November 25th, 2006

I incorporated 5 challenges into this layout (color, sketch, word, journaling strips and 1-3 photos) The quote is from ALI EDWARDS - it reads "A life artist is simply someone who captures life through photos, words, etc,... and then creates something with those pieces of life that they captured"...I also added journaling under the sepia photo

I used :* Bazzil cardstock (lime green, turquoise and black)* AtoZ patterned papers by Kate Teague* Scenic Route black chipboard alphas* Petaloo lime green flowers* Bazzill Bitty Blossoms - turquoise* Heidi Swapp chipboard clock* KI Memories Joyful color lab (green rhinestone stars, clear rhinestone flower)* Ric rac (turquoise and lime green)* American Crafts black sarah script alphabet stickers* Sakura white Gelly Roll pen* Sakura Pigma Micron #05 black pen

Full of Emotion

Created November 17th, 2006

This one is for the BOM Challenge (online crop) ~ A layout about myself
I used:* Scenic Route Paper Co.~ Capetown Table Bay Floral (white/black circle background and the red floral - reverse side)~ Capetown Multi Stars (turquoise/blue circles)* Scenic Route white chipboard alphas* Offray turquoise ribbon (from a swap/rak from Deej )* Bazzill Bitty Blossoms* Heart charm (unknown)* Heidi Swapp journaling spots - ledger* Sakura Pigma micron #05 black pen* Tim Holtz Ranger Distressing ink - black soot* pink button (unknown)


Created November 17th, 2006

This is my layout for the Ribbon Challenge (online crop). Been wanting to scrapbook this photo for sooooo long, so this was the perfect time to do it!

I used :* We R' Memory Keepers ribbons - Urban Window Collection* We R' Memory Keepers Urban Window Collection pp~ Boho Chic Hobo Hip (background and rust color)~ Boho Chic Sweetened Spice (dark brown - around photo)* Basic Grey jumbo bookplates - white rectangle* Heidi Swapp chipboard clock* 7Gypsies black arrow photo turn* 7Gypsies 97% complete "prescription" tag* Scenic Route white chipboard alphas* Sakura Pigma micron #05 black pen

Dandelion Dreams

Created November 11th, 2006

Online Crop Challenge #2 ~ Using:
* swirls and flourishes
* brads
* something folded over
* hole punch

This was an awesome challenge!!!~ I used the Basic Grey pp (Urban Couture - Gabardine) with the swirls and flourishes on it~ I folded over a corner of the photo~ I used Making Memories rhinestone brads on the prima flowers~ I used my hole punch (two different sizes) to punch holes on certain flourishes (burgundy cardstock is showing through)

Fall 2006

Created on November 11th, 2006

A layout inspired by Ingrid's Sketchez (on TwoPeas)
* KI Memories Grateful tablecloth (orange cardstock)* KI Memories Grateful tree farm (trees)* Junkitz alphas (Autumn)* American Crafts metal words (leaf)* All My Memories metal leaf* Offray orange ribbon* Prima fall leaves* Staples* Staz-on timber brown ink* Bazzill cardstock (chocolate brown)* Sakura pigma micron sepia pen #05* Making Memories velvet alphas -chocolate

Jennifer... 1975~1995

Created February 11th, 2005

Here is a very special layout. My best friend Jennifer died when she was only 19 years old. Here is a tribute to her :)

I love you Jen!!!

Happy 2nd Anniversary Mini-Album

Created October 30th, 2006 (on our Anniversary Day)

This little album by Simple Scrapbooks is the BEST!!!! All you do, is write 10 things you love about your husband, then you gather the pictures and start scrapbooking ~ It so easy!!! I hope he loves it !!!

Goofy Faces

Created October 21st, 2006

I did this layout for Ali's 4th Challenge from AEzine (Photo Gatherings challenge). I had taken this photo of me with my Nikon - 16-continuous shots and I loved the way it turned out, so I decided to use it for this challenge. Even though the Photo Gathering had to be done in Photoshop, I thought outside the box and used this photo instead of my Photo Collage that I did the other day ~ that one still needs tweaking ehhehe :)

I used:* ledger papers (unknown)* Hambly Studios paper "Vintage Circle Wallpaper" (peach ink on Bronze Metallic paper)* Bazzill Basics carstock* 7 Gypsies gaffer tape (numbers)* 7 Gypsies black arrow photo turns* Making Memories brads* Prima flowers (Dark Red/Burgundy)* Cricut "George" font for the title letters* Stampin' Up stamps ("Genuine Articles" set - Unique and Certified circle)* Heidi Swapp chipboard brown clock* Offray brown satin ribbon* Sakura pigma micron #08 and #03 black pens

A Pirate's Life for Me

Created October 14th, 2006

This is a scraplift from Paula (from the Wholesalers), but I added the stickers and charms too. I loved the idea of cutting up the "treasure map" paper to make it look like a map on the layout!!!

The picture is from Kylan's 8th birthday party :)

I used:* Karen Foster Patterned paper~ pirate tapestry (burgundy/grey/blue stripes)~ treasure map (map/islands)~ pirate collage (black background)* Karen Foster pirate charms (treasure chest, anchor and sword)* Karen Foster pirate stickers* Offray burgundy grosgrain ribbon* Pop-up dots* Sakura white gelly roll pen

Little Angel

Created October 14th, 2006

This layout is based on a layout by Vicki Boutin - I took the sketch and made it my own. I also decided to put this under the "Everything old is New Again" DT Challenge for October. I used deco scissors on the photo (right side) and also used punches for the little pink flowers.I've scrapbooked this photo before, but I just had to use the feather wings I found at the Dollar store, so I knew this photo would be perfect for this.

I used:* Bazzill cardstock - java* Basic Grey Lily Kate patterned papers~ posey (pink)~ chenille (flowers)~ chocolate (brown background)* Making Memories "boho round" jigsaw chipboard alphabets (covered with Bazzill)* Sakura micron pigma #05 sepia pen* Feather wing (dollar store)* Daisy Trim (Wal-mart)* Flower die-cuts (punches)* Prima "Forever" pink flowers* Staz-on Timber Brown ink

*** the little pink flower in her hair, is placed on a sunflower (in the picture)

So Many Pumpkins...

Created October 7th, 2006

This was so much fun!!! Those sketches are just amazing!!! (Ingrid's Sketchez on TwoPeas) I'll definately have to try a few more!

For this layout I used:* KI Memories patterned papers~ Extreme tilted (stripes)~ Grateful wheat (orange circles and wheat)~ Driven Cubic (yellow)~ Driven Tailgate (brown)* Sakura Pigma micron #08 black pen* Sakura Soufflé orange pen

This Month - Sept. '06

Created October 7th, 2006

For this challenge, I incorporated two different challenges. I did the scraps challenge for CM, but also tied it into Ali Edwards' week two challenge for her online newsletter "AEzine". It was a challenge to do a layout called "This month" and you had to describe what you did in the month of Sept - for all of your family members (using creative journaling; bullet list, short form,...)It was soooooooo much fun using my scraps too ~ something I haven't done in a while!!! Thanks for the great challenge Tania & Ali :)
For this layout I used:* Bazzill cardstock* Making Memories black distressing ink* Making Memories distresser (edges of the patterned papers)* Making Memories Mixed Black rubons* American Crafts milani stickers (colored with black marker)* Stampin' Up date stamp (months)* KI Memories pp (dots)* Rob & Bob pp (orange flowers)* American Crafts pp (cirlcles)* Scenic Route (stripes)* Sakura Pigma black #08 and #05 pens


Created October 7th, 2006

I decided to scraplift a Québec Scrapbooking Artist that I have always admired. I find many of her layouts in the "Scrap et Style" scrapbooking Magazine and she was also one of our DT Members on CM last year. She's a fabulous artist!!!Her name is Marie-Ève Bélanger and I scraplifted her "Curiosité" layout.
For this layout, I used:* Bazzill cardstock * Basic Grey "Oh Baby! Boy" patterned papers~ Preston (floral)~ Buttercup (yellow)~ Blue Bonnet (light blue)~ Peapod (green)~ Larkspur (dark blue)* Prima rennaissance flowers (yellow and blue)* American Crafts ribbon* Making Memories pewter flower charm* Making Memories pewter mini circle brads* Sakura Pigma black #08 pen

Your Little Tooshie

Created September 30th, 2006

OMG I just loved the adds that NancyG picked for her Ad Challenge...the NIKE Butt Ads eheheheh :) I took the butt one and used the circles, and the butt photo and went from there....with Kennedy's little tooshie ehehhehehe :)
I used:* We R Memory Keepers patterned paper (dark orange and circles)* Bazzill cardstock* Prima flowers (red and orange)* MM pewter circle brads * Stampin' Up "Genuine Articles" stamps* Tim Holtz Distress ink - soot black* white vellum* Sakura Pigma micron #08 black pen

Why are you so Angry?

Created September 30th, 2006

This challenge was about using imperfect photo... I loved this photo of Kylan, but why I got it back, I saw that the foliage behind him was perfectly in focus, but that he was all blurry But I still love the picture!
I used :* We R' Memory Makers patterned papers* We R' Memory Makers chipboard letters* Lil' David black monograms* clip (unknown)* screw brad (unknown)* Sakura Pigma micron #08 black pen

I hope...

Created September 26th, 2006

Here is a scraplift that I did of Melissa's/Emmettsmommy's "I hope..." Layout ~ I just loved it so much I knew I had to use it for my scraplift challenge layout Thanks Melissa!!!

I changed a few things - vertical pictures, 2 ric-racs, 3 buttons, photo corners and a little paper clip embellie.

Potty Time Princess

Created September 26th, 2006

Hehehehhehehe I just had to use these felt flowers with that picture ~ they kinda match her little necklace that she's wearing!!!I used :Odds-n-Ends* felt* DMC floss* buttons* rhinestones* greeting card (Hallmark)

I used the greeting card for the journaling!

Rachael Ray

Created September 26th, 2006

I love her show!!! So I decided to use the sketch layout and do one about Rachael Ray....I went through her site and found all of the "R" words that describe her and I also took some pictures from the website too This was so much fun!!!!

I used: * bazzill cardstock * Sandylion patterned papers (stripes and circles under vellum)* Junkitz photo turnz (yellow and red)* Junkits washerz (orange - it says "It's all relative" on it)* Heidi Swapp florals (yellow)* Red Button (unknown)* DMC floss (yellow)* Offray organza ribbon (yellow)* white vellum* Sakura Pigma micron #08 black pen* Sakura White jelly roll pen

Our Wedding Album

Created July 31st, 2005 (took me 2 weeks to work on this album)
I decided on an 8x8 album ~ Chatterbox Denim. I also used 3-4 different Chatterbox paper lines/rooms to do our album :)

There is a title/journaling page like this one between every layout - describing the layout and pictures/event.

Here is a little enveloppe that I created to add a picture CD of our wedding pictures

My life is Complete (card) - DT Assignment

Created August 31st, 2006

Assignment #2
I made a tag to put into the top of the card. It slides into the circle (that I cut with the x-acto knife.I made the tag out of cardstock, painted it and then attached the ribbon and the HS chipboard circle on with the rhinestone brad. I wrote the journaling and added the MM enamel charm and the dymo word. I then inked the whole tag.
* Bazzill cardstock - blossom* K & Company Neopolitan Lotsa Dots Flat Paper* Making Memories rhinestone brads* American Crafts ribbon* Heidi Swapp Chipboard circle burgundy (covered with pink K& Company paper)* Making Memories poolside chipboard alpha "i"* Dymo labeler* Sakura Pigma Micron Marker #05 sepia* Making Memories charmed enamel "imagine"* Staz-on ink -Timber Brown* Making Memories paints (manilla, nutmeg and spotlight)* chipboard tag by me

Kennedy's Color Tin - DT Assignment

Created August 31st, 2006
Here is the little band-aid tin with the topper

The color swatches that I made with Disney Paint Chips (from Home Depot). I added BOBARBO
rubons for the color words in French, English and Swedish - the 3 languages in our household.

Assignment #2 - Page elements (topper/tag)
For this tin, I decided to make the topper using some of the embellishments. I used the WRMK square snaps and the enamal heart. I used a MM poolside chipboard alpha, painted the K and raised it with pop-up dots. I then attached the snaps onto the chipboard, added some organza ribbon and placed the heart on top I made little color swatches from Disney Paint Chips and I used BOBARBO rubons to add the English, French & Swedish color words on them. I then got them laminated at Staples and I attached them with a bead chain. They fit perfectly inside the little band-aid tin!
* Provocraft band-aid tin* Making Memories charmed enamel "heart"* Offray organza pink ribbon* American Crafts ribbon (pink and orange polka dots)* Making Memories poolside chipboard alpha "K"* Making Memories paint (spotlight and dusk)* We R' Memory Keepers extra-large square snaps - racy real* Sakura Pigma Micron Marker #05 black* Bazzill cardstock - blossom
Paint Chips
* Disney paint chips (from Home Depot)* BOBARBO alpha net rubons* ball chain* lamination (from Staples)