Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday events at Lila's

If your local here's a great idea for how to get some great gifts made in a hurry tomorrow!  You'll home with what you make plus the know how to make more on your own!

Join Lila and a few of her Designers (Elisa, Michelle and Tricia) for a day of Holiday Themed Make N Takes all Day Wednesday December 14th.  No need to call or sign up just come on in and join in the fun.  Please read each Make N Take as some of the designers can only be in the store for a few hours.  All supplies will be provided for you.  We look forward to seeing each of you at Lila's this Wednesday December 14th. 
Holiday Tags Make N Take
Join Lila from 10am-5:30pm December 14th
to create some fun and simple Gift Tags.
3 for $1.00

Christmas Ornaments Make N Take
Join Elisa from 10am-5:30pm Wednesday December 14th
 to create this gorgeous Ornament.
Paper and Dangles will vary.
1 for $4.00
3 for $10.00

Mini Album Make N Take
Join Tricia from 10:30am-2:30pm on Wednesday December 14th
to create this gorgeous Mini Album
1 for $10.00

Christmas Tree Make N Take
Join Michelle from 10am-11:30, 1pm-3pm and 4pm-6pm
 Wednesday December 14th to create this gorgeous and fun tree.
Paper will vary.
1 for $4.00

We hope to see you at the Event. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Let's Scrap! Design team layout

I've been so anxious to share this layout!  I created for my submission to the DT at Let's Scrap and I was invited to the team!  It's a group of fabulous, super friendly and energetic ladies that make up the team.  Every week we work to put together a bunch of samples for the sketch of the week and there's also lots of chatter and prizes for the challenges!  (Inspiration of the week, Question of the week etc.)  Please take a minute to check Lets Scrap out!

This layout is of pictures taken last August when my friend and I took our kids to my mom's cabin near Mt Baker.  We spent a lot of time just hanging out at the river doing what you do when one is hanging out at the river - build rock walls, catch fish in cups, or bare hands, and just explore.

Thanks so much for checking out my blog!  Comments are always welcome!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

More Bo Bunny

I really had a good time playing working with the Bo Bunny Elegance line.  And I even did a 
layout! :)  
All supplies are Bo Bunny unless otherwise noted.

Rub on lettering - Creative imaginations, Ribbon - from my stash, Ink - Colorbox, 

I made this embellishment with tulle, a ribbon "circle" from Floral Embellishments, and the charm from Bo Bunny

This hair pretty was made with tulle, ribbon and a Bo Bunny Charm.  It was all stitched otgether with thread and then hot glued to a metal alligator clip (I don't know the source for the clip)

Thanks so much for taking the time to look at my work.  I'd love it if you would please leave a comment.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bo Bunny Elegance

So between the last week being filled with sickies (V and me), and me getting a crazy desire to clean/organize/purge my scraproom I haven't done a whole lot of scrapping.  I did make the time to work with this Bo Bunny line, Elegance, in black and white with touches of black glitter.  I think it's meant to be a wedding line but it's very versatile.  As you can see I didn't do anything wedding with it!  I'll show more pics in my next post!

I made this embellishment with giant rick rack and a giant gem from Bo Bunny.  The flower is glued to the "latch" which folds over from the other side.  I used velcro as the purse closure.

These fabulous large flowers are from Floral Embellishments.

Tanks for looking!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bella Blvd Christmas

I love bold patterned papers and I'm sure that's why I was drawn to the Bella Blvd Christmas line.  And not only to I love the bold, clean designs here but I love that the papers are not strictly red and green for Christmas - there is blue and pink too!  (Could easily be used for non Christmas LOs!)  Add to that my recently acquire irock and I was one happy scrapper this week!

Patterned Paper - Bella Blvd
Cardstock - Bazzill, Coredinations
Bling - Imaginesce (irock), BoBunny
Stickers - Reminisce
Border Punches - EK succcess, Fiskars
Lettering - Reminisce
Ribbon - from my stash
Sparkle Dots - unknown
Glitter - Martha Stewart
Die Cut - Spellbinders
Star punch - EK Success
Other - wooden spool, bamboo skewer

Thanks so much for taking a peek at my work!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Exciting DT News

This is just a quick post at the end of a crazy busy weekend to let you know that I found out late Friday night that I had been offered a spot on the Let's Scrap Design Team for December through March.  I'm so excited!  If you're not familiar with Let's Scrap it is a fabulous website for scrapbookers (and card makers) that helps to get the creative juices flowing!  It's all about sketches!  Every week there is a new sketch!  They have a library (printable too) off all the past sketches and the gallery rocks with ways to work with these sketches!  As soon as I have permission I'll post my LO I submitted for my application!

Friday, November 18, 2011


OK, this is definitely not for every 8 year old girl, but my son has a dear friend for whom this is perfect!  In between scrapping I've been sewing like a mad woman to create Felt Zombies for Gracy.  Gracy is like any other girl her age who isn't so much into Barbie, but prefers Monster High dolls (think Barbie but with names like Lagoona Blue and Frankie Stein - and the looks to match!).  She appreciates things like zombies and werewolves.  When we we in the local craft store and my son saw a book on how to make Felt Zombies he knew exactly what Gracy NEEDED for her birthday.  And thus, the Zombies were born.

Each takes anywhere from an hour to 2.5 to make.  I enlarged the patterns to about 150% so each is about 4 inches tall.  They're all straight forward and for the most part pretty simple to make.  Although, getting some of the exact beads and findings can prove difficult.  Just be creative and flexible and it'll be great!

And as everyone knows if you have pet zombies, you need a coffin to keep them in...right?  Of course.  So now we rope in my husband.  Dad comes up with plans and now Dad and Son are busy in the garage creating the perfect coffin - but not just for the zombies.  Dad realized that Gracy's Monster High dolls would be very happy to have a coffin to sleep in and share with some Felt Zombies.  So the coffin is re-sized so it will be roomy enough for everyone, complete with latch and handle.

The party is tonight and I'm absolutely bursting with anticipation!  I'll try to get some photos of the birthday girl to share!  I'll let you take a look now at what she's getting:

 The Perfect Gift!

Thanks for taking a look at my Zombies!  
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Reminisce Family Pride

Here's a couple of projects I created with Reminisce's Family Pride line.  Don't get fooled by the zoo theme - this paper is perfect for baby/toddler pics and family pics!
All patterned paper and stickers - Reminisce Family Pride
Cardstock - Bazzill, Cordinations
Lettering - Thickers, Paper Studio
Felt Title - Queen & co.
Buttons - Basic Grey
Giraffe print was cut freehand

Thursday, November 10, 2011

More challenges!

Another challenge I took on this past weekend at Dixie Pieces online birthday crop was ScrapeeKim's challenge to create a card using exactly 4 buttons.  

Reminisce Family Pride, plastic dew drops, Basic Grey, Bazzill

We R Memory Keepers, SEI, Amuse, Lasting Impressions, Bazzill, 
(Flowers and ribbon from my stash)

Thanks so much for taking the time to look at my blog.  Comments are always appreciated.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Numbers challenge

This weekend was crazy busy for us.  (We had three family birthdays, one being a 70th celebration.)  And of course that's when one of my favourite scrappy sites, Dixie Pieces, had an online crop.  I had to miss out on a lot of that fun but they have some fantastic challenges up.  (FYI - the challenges run to Nov. 13th so you can still get in on the fun!)  The first challenge I tackled was from Kim Holmes and required a number on a card. 
 Supplies: patterned paper - Creative Imaginations,
stamps - MM
ink - SU
brads - Basic Grey
cardstock- Coredinations, Bazzill
Other- Judikins, pop dots

 Cardstock - Bazzill
Stamps - Gelatins, Stamping Bella
Embossing powder - ranger
inks - colorbox, memories, Versamark
Cuttlebug embossing folder
plastic dew drops (unknown)
markers - Copic

I'll be posting more of the challenges I completed this week.  Now to get down to getting more completed!  Thanks for taking a look and please join me in taking on a challenge or two!

Monday, November 7, 2011

2 of a kind

I completed this LO for an October challenge (vintage photo) on Dixie Pieces using a sketch from Let's Scrap.  The vintage photo I used is of my little sister who passed away when she was 12.  Her picture is on the bottom.  The photo on the top is my daughter, taken at almost the same age.  I think it is an absolute gift how much my daughter looks like my sister, but it is a little creepy sometimes.

Sorry, the colours are a little off.  It seemed I couldn't get them quite right no matter when or how I tried to take the pictures.  IRL they are slightly softer and the "orange" flower is actually pink.

Supplies - flowers- Prima, from my stash; Flourishes - Cricut; Dew Drops (plastic) - unknown, patterened paper and sticker letters - Echo Park (little girl)

Thanks so much for taking a peek at my work!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My first posting at Let's Scrap

I was recently introduced to Let's Scrap by Kristine Ponte and was very pleased with what I found!  I arrived just in time to take advantage of an October challenge for those who have never posted to Let's Scrap.  All I had to do was create a LO with a sketch (not any from Oct 2011) and post it to the gallery.  So that's what I did.  I hope you like it!

Here's the link to the sketch - Lets Scrap
Supplies - Cricut, Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, Target (ribbons), Making Memories, Thickers

Thanks so much for peeking at my blog!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween!  I really love Halloween!  My stash of scrappy supplies for Halloween is far larger than for any other time of the year.  And that means I have tonnes of supplies and ideas for projects that I just never seem to have the time for.  This year I dug deep and pulled out a wood set from Carolee's Creations, from about 3 years ago I think.  I found the perfect paper and went to work.  And of course, my kids love it, but I think that has more do to with the lollipops than anything else.

Supplies - Paint - Apple Barrel, Plaid; Papers - Basic Grey Eerie; Lettering- Thickers; Eyes - SEI monsters; Metallic Rub On - Craf-T.

Thanks for taking the time to look.  Comments are always welcome!  
(If you have any problems leaving a comment would you please email me at danger(underscore)72(at)hotmail(dot)com )

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall is definitely here!

Here I've used Best Creations Hello Fall Line to frame some of my fall pictures.  The glitter papers are really fun and all this was made from three sheets of it!

Sorry about the colour on this photo. After many attempts to get better colour I gave up.  IRL it is more orange and less pink.
Brads - Basic Grey
Paper flower - supplies unknown
Ink - Versamark

Brads - Basic Grey
Lettering - Thickers
Other - Nestabilities,  Cuttlebug embossing folder

Cuttlebug embossing folder

Thanks for taking the time to take a gander at my blog!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Best Creations Halloween

 Another fun line from Best Creations that makes pages and cards quick and easy! 
All Patterned Paper - Best Creations
All Cardstock -Bazzill, Coredinations
Buttons and Brads - Basic Grey, except bat button - Doodlebug
Rick Rack - from my stash
Glitter paper - Petersen Arne
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Trick or Treat word sticker - Making Memories


Thanks for taking the time to look!  Comments are always welcomed.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Love me some scary Fancy Pants!

I LOVE Halloween!  But if you looked in my scrapbooks you'd never know that!  You'd probably think I'm not really that into Halloween by the lack of Halloween pages.  So over the last few weeks I've been working on rectifying that.  I have a stack of photos I am working hard to get onto pages.  Here's a selection of pages and cards I created from the Fancy Pants October 31 line.  Love it!!!  Might be all the purple - but I definitely love it.

All supplies are Fancy Pants unless noted. (Cardstock is Coredinations and Bazzill)

Apologies for the foggy looking photo on the right hand side.  There's actually a transparency over it and I have yet to figure out how to accurately photograph that.

Bling spider Web - Basic Grey, Orange Rhinestone swirls - Zva Creative
Halloween word stickers - Making Memories, Fence border- SEI, Lettering - Thickers

Glitter letters - Thickers, Black sparkle velvet ribbon- Making Memories, Glitter Paper - Petersen Arne
 Rhinestones - The Paper Company
Velvet ribbon - Making Memories
Glitter Paper - Petersen Arne

This card was hand cut (eyeballed!) around the die cut in the middle.
Rhinestones - The Paper Company , Glitter Paper - Petersen Arne, Ribbon - making Memories

Thanks so much for looking!