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!