Oct 20, 2011

A 1st for me...

Do you enjoy card challenges? 
I know I do and not too long ago I found the company Lawn Fawn. They produce adorable stamp sets that are versatile and often accompanied by "punny" sayings. It wasn't long after purchasing my 1st set that I found a site called Lawnscaping Challenge dedicated to bimonthly challenges using Lawn Fawn stamps. It's good fun; you should definitely check it out.  
For the Challenge #20 Paper Piecing was the name of the game.  If you can believe it I have never used paper piecing on a stamping project. Hence the title of today's post "a 1st for me". After waking this morning in the wee hours I finally gave up the battle on trying to get back to sleep at 3am and crept into my craft room to have a little fun.  The card below is final product.

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Oct 19, 2011

This little man makes me laugh!

One of my favourite things about scrapbooking is recording the everyday moments.  I feel the little things are what all add up to give us an overall feeling of contentment.  
This particular layout captures my nephew and I playing together last Halloween right before he left to go trick or treating with his brother.  One of the joys in life is hearing babies, toddlers and kids laugh.

I tucked the journaling on card in a pocket behind the photos.  It reads: 
M loves to be tossed around and I love the joy and giggles it brings. 
Halloween 2010 visiting R and M before they went out trick or treating.

One last thing, can I get a HOLY COW!! (heehee) as I finally completed a scrapbook layout after months and months of having no mojo.  I'm still on the card-making bandwagon though.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Oct 15, 2011

Which Witch is Which?

This cute little witch is a digi stamp courtesy of Your Next Stamp a company I recently found at my LSS.  I have a couple of their stamps that I love.  They are cling rubber in the funkiest purple colour & they're a Canadian company, which is a bonus.  I decided to play along with the current YNSC #53 - Halloween challenge and made this card. 
As this week's theme over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge is Halloween/Goth and the Basic Grey challenge is Autumn/Fall/Halloween I am entering this card in these challenges as well.

We are planning a very low-key weekend as the previous weekend included an out of town wedding, Thanksgiving & my hubby's birthday.  It was a fun but very tiring weekend.   ;-)
Thanks for looking! 

Products used: Basic Grey 6x6 Origins Paper Pad, Echo Park Wicked Potions PP, Neenah White Cardstock, YNS Digi Stamp, American Crafts Enchanted PP, Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, American Crafts Apricot Zing, Penny Black Spooky Collection Stamp, Twine - Twinery, Black Inkssentials Enamel Accents, Black Soot Distress Ink, Ranger Stickles, Taylored Expressions Twinkles Crystals

Oct 3, 2011

In Honour of World Card Making Day

I was busy card making this weekend as Oct 1 (aka World Card Making Day) fell on Saturday. I will share a few of my card creations below.
I was also fortunate to attend The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival put on by the great folks from the magazine publication Canadian Scrapbooker.  I went with both my mom & younger sister.  The Carnival took up most of my Saturday & Sunday as there was shopping/displays from local vendors plus a make & take bar.  
There was also a 2 day crop event that you had to preregister for. I think I may give it a try next year.  In all the time I have been paper crafting I've never been to a crop.  It will make a great goal for this upcoming year.  
Without further ado I present 3 of my cards...
*Please note this 1st card is my entry into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week where "Anything Goes".

The close-up shot.

My 1st card ever using the Glitter Ritz product. I love the outcome but I will warn you there was glitter all over me, my table, the floor and my dog ;-)
My 2nd attempt with the Glitter Ritz... much cleaner this time I'm happy to say.

Below are the products I used for each card:
1. Happy Birthday
Taylored Expressions - Belated Birthday Stand Out
Basic Grey - Life of the Party 6X6 Paper Pad
Copic Sketch Markers ~ Basic Grey Brads American Crafts Zing (Chestnut) ~ Distress Ink (Broken China) ~ Diamond Glaze ~ Pop Dots (dimensional adhesive)
2. Happy
Basic Grey - Eva 6X6 Paper Pad & Kioshi 6X6 Paper Pad
Recollections Kraft Cardstock KI Scribbles -Glitter Borders Elizabeth Craft Designs - Peel-Off Sticker
Glitter Ritz Sookwang Tape Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen
3. Flower
Basic Grey - Kioshi 6X6 Paper Pad
Color Mates - Light Terrific Teal Cardstock
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Peel-Off Sticker Glitter Ritz ~Sookwang Tape Distress Stickles (Spiced Marmalade) Distress Ink (Pumice Stone)
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