Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A close second ...

So yesterday I showed you one of my favorite layouts ... well this one is coming in a close 2nd right now. Yup it's chalked full of Jillibean Soup but hey I design for her what do you expect. By the way if you like how I use Jillibean don't forget to check out the Jillibean Soup Blog we have a fabulous design team and lots of ideas to share.

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Jillibean Soup Patterned Papers/Sprouts/Corrugated Alphas/Corrugated Shapes/Twine/Stickers, Mrs. Grossman's Ribbon, American Crafts alpha stickers, Basic Grey Brad, misc corner rounder, Stampin' Up scallop punch, and font Arial Narrow downloaded from the internet)

I created a shamrock from 3 coiled rosette flowers and some green Jillibean twine/yarn. I hope the look translates the way I saw it in my head. I hope you have enjoyed my current favorites cause they could be replaced any day now. Have a happy wednesday :)

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My favorite layout right now ...

Seriously I think this is my favorite layout right now. Shall I list all the reasons this is at the top of my list ...

  1. Funny Photos that crack me up

  2. I got down and dirty and really creative with the sprouts it was totally FUN ... LOVE IT

  3. How can you not love the bed head monster with the wild hair made from the Jillibean Bakers Twine ... it was the last part I added to the layout and it made it complete

  4. Cool use of color ... I am a color freak and I really dig the pop of pink and blue paired with the neon yellow

  5. Played with some of my new actions I download totally FUN :)

  6. Managed to do a layout without lining all the photos up in a row YIPPEE

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(Supplied Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper/Sprouts/Corrugated Shapes/Corrugated Alphas/Stickers/Bakers Twine, Cosmo Cricket deorative brads, misc gemstones, Basic Grey Brads, misc corner rounder, and Font Bohemian Typewriter downloaded from the internet)

Please tell me where exactly the year has gone because I am not quite sure. Can you believe it's the last day in November. I should be out shopping but it's rather dreary today so I am going to hole up in my scrap room and be crafty. Have a happy tuesday :)

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Best photo from the holiday weekend

Forget the turkey, forget Black Friday shopping, and just go wine tasting ... nuf said. :)

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

my Creative Bucket List

Last week I posted a challenge over at the Scrapbooking & Cards Today blog about challenging yourself to step out of your creative comfort zone. I had a list of "out of the box" things I wanted to try. I took my original list (which you can see here) and expanded it I am now calling it my creative bucket list ...

  • Work with over-sized photos

  • Go hybrid - use brushes to spice up cardstock/photos or add text to photo

  • Play with misting

  • Hand Journaling (YIKES this just scares me to death)

  • Layer more embellishments

  • Play with text

  • Use my Pink Paislee House of 3 papers

  • Incorporate more stamping on my layouts

  • Use Vellum

  • Alter something

  • Take more photos (especially this time of year)

  • Sew an Apron

  • Clean out at least 5 things from my scrap supplies

  • Embossing

  • Sew a festive table runner and if I am feeling adventurous make a tree skirt too

  • Play with my I-Topper

  • Work on my hall entry photo project and fabric covered mats

  • Take some cool location photos of the kids

  • Make some the hair clips for Corinne inspired by the ones Laura Vegas made (you can check them out here)

  • Create a recipe album

The first item I decided to tackle on my list was playing with the Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology papers. I got my taste of these papers when I went to Scrapfest back in September. I admit I didn't get these papers when I first saw them. Check out what you can do with these papers ...

Here's the layout I made with the paper.

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper Pink Paislee & Cosmo Cricket, buttons from Fancy Pants, Stickers from Cosmo Cricket, kraft envelope Maya Road, Brad from Basic Grey, misc gemstones, Stampin Up Scallop Punch, misc corner rounder, misc DMC white floss, and Font Arial Narrow downloaded from the internet)

When I finished the layout I promptly went on-line and ordered more of the House of 3 papers. The possibilities are endless and after just a little taste I knew I needed more. For any of you out there interested in these papers and what they can do check out this really great video from Pink Paislee.

Have a happy Wednesday and a wonderful Thanksgiving ...

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Really no school for this ...


... I will qualify this by saying the photo was taken around noon. The light dusting of snow which was a frozen sheet of ice at 7 am was pretty benign by the afternoon even though it was 29 degrees. Insert huge eye-roll ...

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Out of Sync

I am out of sync. Sometimes I get off and I have the hardest time getting back into the groove. I am doing my best to get back on track.

On my list of to do's is to pick a winner of the Scrapbooking & Cards Today calendar. I really wish I could give each person who left me a comment a copy.

And the lucky winner is ... Heather V. Congratulations Heather look from an email from me.

I like to remind myself getting back in sync just takes baby steps. Thanks for being patient and sticking with me.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Scrapbooking & Cards Today Calendar announcement and Giveway

Can you believe it's November. Seriously I can't. I keep thinking where did the last 10 months go. Today I wanted you let you know about a fun new project we have been working on over at Scrapbooking & Cards Today. Available today for pre-order from Scrapbooking & Cards Today/Pagemaps is a 2011 Calendar. This great calendar will be shipping in December, it retails for just $9.95 and a portion of the proceeds from the sales will go to the Canadian & American Breast Cancer Society. Act now the calendar is in limited release and once it's gone it's gone. Here's a little sneak ... each calendar page will feature a sketch, layout and a tip.


So guess what I get to give a copy of this great new project away to one of my fabulous blog readers. So if you have taken the time to stop by today please leave a comment to win your very own copy of the our new calendar. Entries for this giveaway will be accepted til the end of the week. Check back Friday too see if you have won. Have a happy Monday coming down from your Halloween sugar high.

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PS...sorry for the user error on the links I think I got them fixed :)