Monday, December 27, 2010

Harmonie Blog Candy

If you want a chance at some awesome Harmonie goodies please check it out right here.

Blog Alert!

Hop on over to LeeAnnes blog to this post for a chance to win an awesome heat gun by American Crafts. Make sure you read her list of fours's a hoot!
Good luck!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Can you believe it???

Yes I'm posting again!!! I made a page about my Dad to put into my parents calendar.
To create it I used the Creative Scrappers Sketch #134. Check it out here.

Cardstock - Bazzill & Bo Bunny
PP & Stickers - Bo Bunny
Glossy Accents - Ranger
Punch - Fiskars
Ink - ColorBox
Machine stitching

Another Calendar page done

I'm sharing another page that will go into my parents calendar that I am giving them for Christmas.
It's quite simple since I can't make them too bulky
I used a sketch from Sketches in Thyme. Check it out here.
This is my son-in-law Mario.

Punch - Martha Stewart
Crystals - Prima
Stickers - Collage Press

Orange You Cute

I played along with another sketch challenge over at Frosted Designs. Go check it out here.
You should really spend some time over there. It's so friendly and all the challenges are awesome!
With the sketch I made this layout of my nephew Brandon. It will be one of the pages in the calendar for my parents.

Cardstock - Bazzill, Creative Imaginations
PP - Dream Street
Punch - SU
Buttons - unk

Can I Go to School Too?

Cardstock - A.C.
PP - We R Memory Keepers
Stickers - We R Memory Keepers and Pink Paislee
Chalk - Colorbox
Punch - EK Success
Stickles & Perfect Pearls - Ranger

Have you seen the sketch challenge at Artful Delight? If not check it out. There is still time to play along.
I made this page about my Grandnephew Evan. He wishes he could stay at school with his brother. Maybe next year!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Flamingo 5

I'd like to share my project that came out of the Flamingo 5. Each person was given 5 items from the Flamingo Scraps store and asked to create something with them.
The items are:
1 and 2. Two sheets pf Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co. patterned paper
3. Garnet elines
4. Gunmetal stickles
5. Grab bag with blue primas, red primas, blue lace and a Maya Road Star stickpin

I had a 7 Gypsies tray in my stash begging to be altered so here is my project. I love how it turned out!

From Flamingo Scraps: Flamingo Five items
Other Supplies: Making Memories Vintage findings; Teresa Collins Blingage; Ribbon from Savvy n Sassy; Prima Pebbles

Make sure you stop by this post and see what the other awesome creations are.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Twisted Sketch #080

Have you seen the new sketch over at Twisted Sketches? Go check it out and see what the "twist" is.

The sketch really came in handy for creating another page to add to my niece's calendar for Christmas.

This is Ryan playing ball hockey. He certainly wasn't one of the go-getters on the team but he had lots of fun and that's what counts.

Cardstock - Core'dinations
PP - Fancy Pants, Scenic route
Transparency & Rubons - Fancy Pants
Punch - EK Success
Brads - unk
Stickers - Sass & C.M.
Stars - MM

Sketch Along Tuesdays

I thought I would play along with the sketch at Frosted Designs this week.

I made my layout quite clean and simple since it will be one of the pages in a calendar that I am making for my niece and her DH for Christmas.

It's about my grandnephew Evan at his brother's birthday party trying to hit the pinata.

PP & stickers - Sassafras
Ribbon - SnS
Cardstock - SU
Stickers - A.C.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Flamingo Scraps

I am so thrilled to be a guest DT over at Flamingo Scraps! My first post is up right here so please go check it out.

You are going to fall in love with Flamingo Scraps just like I have!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Amy's Room

Before the kids went back to school in September I made a point of going to see the room where my daughter Amy teaches a room full of Grade 5 students.
It was great to have a visual of where she spends her working day.

The new sketch at Twisted Sketches was perfect for creating a layout using the photos
that I took of Amy in her class.
Go check out the new sketch which is #078 and see what the "twist" is.

Cardstock - Bazzill
PP - Cosmo Cricket
Punch - M.S.
Stickers - A.C.
Journal Card - Sass
Journal Tag - M.M.
Gelly Roll Pen - Sakura
Felt Flowers - unk

Monday, November 22, 2010

Spiderman Rules!

I thought I would play with the sketch at Sketchy Thursdays this week. It caught my interest right away!
Here is my take on it. My grandnephew wanted a Spiderman theme for his birthday party. He came dressed for the part!

PP & Chipboard - Cosmo Cricket
Ink - Tim Holtz
Cardstock - WorldWin & Bazzill
Stickers - Unk
Punch - M.S.
Ribbon - SnS
Journal Spot - packaging from K&Co.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Come Take a Class

If you are local and would like to take my next class at my LSS (Scrapbook Central) I would love to have you.
Here is the info from the LSS newsletter:
Creating with Jan - on Tuesday, November 23rd.
Day class - 10.30am to 12.30am
Evening class - 6pm-8pm
Jan always has exciting layouts with interesting techniques, see attached
Cost: $20.00 plus hst. includes materials
You should bring your basic tool kit, any stickles that you have, plus 1 4x6 horizontal photo, altho you could use a vertical photo if necessary.
Jan also used, and if you have please bring in:
Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters distress ink
White embossing powder
White & Blue buttons
Distressing tool
If you don't have, don't worry.

I hope you can come!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

So Much History

Cardstock - Prism
PP & Stickers - B.G.
Punches - MS & EK Success
Pearls - Kaiser
Ink - Colorbox

If all the people in this photo could tell all the stories they know there would be so much History revealed.
It's a photo of my parents on their 60th wedding anniversary and my Aunts and Uncles on my Dads side.
My layout was created using the new sketch up at Twisted Sketches. Sketch #076. Make sure you pop over there to see the sketch and find out what the "twist" is. You will also want to check out the rest of the layouts by my fellow "sisters'.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Boys and Their Toys

It's Wednesday so a new sketch is up at Twisted Sketches. It's sketch #074.
I love these bright papers from Prima!
The little guy is my grandnephew having fun on a scooter.

PP - Prima
Embroidery thread - DMC
Buttons - Sass
Stickers: - A.C. & K&Co.
Ink - Memento
Journal Spots - Jillibean
Ticket - Unk
Journal card - Studio Calico
Glossy Accents
Dog - B.G.

Check out the sketch and the "twist" right here and see all the other layouts by my fellow Twisted Sisters.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Roundup Time!

It's the end of another month so it's roundup time over at Flamingo Scraps. What does that mean you ask? Well this is when the Guest Design Team (which I'm a part of) show their creations using products from the Flamingo Scraps store.
If you haven't checked out the store you better do that too. The girls have the coolest things!
So off you go and check out what my fabulous friends have made right here!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

2 Senoritas

One of the challenges during the crop at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking was to make a monochromatic layout.
I like the way mine turned out. It's my daughter and I in the Dominican.

Cardstock - Bazzill
PP - MME & Scenic Route
Punches - MS & EK Success
Journal spot - MME
Felt - Jenni Bowlin
Buttons & Machine stitching

A little card

I made this card during the SAS crop for the cure. I love the swiss dot embossing folder!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Soccer star in the Making

I wanted to share this layout about my grandnephew Ryan and his first year of playing soccer. His favourite part was being the goalie. I think it had something to do with the big gloves! LOL!
I made this during Scrap Attack Scrapbooking's Crop for the Cure.

PP - Pink Paislee
Paint - MM
Journal Spot - Maya Road and Scenic Route
Tags - Sassafras & Oct. Afternoon
Chipboard - K&Co.
Floss - DMC
Ink - Colorbox
Unk brad & felt

Friday, October 22, 2010

Off to Camp!

Not me but my grandnephew Ryan went to Kindergarten Camp this summer in preparation for the start of school this Fall.

The Twisted Sketch worked perfectly for my photos. Yes the sketch is up! It's sketch #072. Go check it out right here and see what the "twist" is this week. It's one of my favourite things! I hope you will play along.

Here is my layout.

PP - Best Creations Inc.
Chipboard & Buttons - Fancy Pants
Stickers - unk
Emb. floss - DMC
Ribbon - Bo Bunny & Fancy Pants
Journal Spot - JilliBean

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Cool Combo!

Imaginisce and Silhouette have gotten together to do a blog swap. Fun right?
Check out this link to see how you could win some cool prizes.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Creative Scrappers & Scrap Attack Scrapbooking

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking is having an online crop this weekend and the Pre-Crop challenge was to create a layout using Sketch #125 over at Creative Scrappers.
Here is my take on it.

PP & Chipboard - Cosmo Cricket
Gem stickers - MM
Die cuts - Scenic Route & MM
Felt - Chatterbox
Cardstock strip - Bazzill
uniball signo pen

Make sure you head over to Creative Scrappers to see the sketch and come on over to SAS to join in on the Pink Crop!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New Twisted Sketch

The new Twisted Sketch has been revealed. It's sketch #070 and Anam has come up with another great sketch and "twist". Go ahead and check it out and play along.
Here is my take on the sketch.

Cardstock - Bazzill
Ribbon - SavvynSassy
Flowers - Prima & Maya Road
Buttons - Autumn Leaves
Pin & Jewels - Prima
Journal Card - Maya Road
Rub-ons - Jenni Bowlin

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Flamingo Scraps is turning 2!

 Flamingo Scraps

Flamingo Scraps is one of my new favourite places! Susan and Suzanne are just the greatest. Check out their post below to see what awesome things are going on for their 2nd anniversary.

Clear your calendars! October is Flamingo Scraps Anniversary month - we are celebrating all month long and you are invited to join us!

Here's what's happening......

* At the store: A month long sale at Flamingo Scraps on selected items with discounts ranging from 10-70% off. Additionally, we are offering a $5 maximum shipping charge on all orders place between October 1st and 31st. We still offer Free Shipping on orders over $70*
* On Facebook: Every Monday, check the Flamingo Scraps Facebook page for Scavenger Hunts. Just follow the clues and post your answer for a chance to win prizes.
* Also on Facebook: We are still trying to get to the 500th Friend on Facebook! If we reach that goal by October 31st, we will randomly draw from our friends for a $25 gift certificate. You can help by suggesting our Facebook page to your paper crafting friends and asking them to "Like" us
* On our blog: Every Wednesday we will be asking some questions and receiving your comments. We will randomly draw from the commenters and award prizes. Detailed information on this below.
* Read our Newsletters: The 10th reader of every newsletter or postcard that we send out in October will receive Free Shipping on their next Flamingo Scraps order placed on or before December 31, 2010.
* On Halloween: Stay tuned for a special Halloween Treat from Flamingo Scraps! Look for more information on the October 27th Newsletter.

Follow that blog! Yes, you definitely want to be a Flamingo Scraps blog follower because we will be giving away some fabulous prizes for our anniversary! Every Wednesday in October will be a Prize blog. We will ask a question, you reply with a comment (by the deadline) and you are entered - it's that simple! What are the prizes you ask? Well.... we have a boatload of them! So many in fact that we will give away two or three every Wednesday! Pssst! a little Flamingo told me that one of the prizes is a Teresa Collins Stamp Machine!!!

Flamingo Scraps would not be possible without the extraordinary support of family and friends, especially our FABULOUS Design Team members, most especially Amanda (who cannot be thanked enough here!) who manages the Blog and Guest Design Team and has contributed so much in terms of ideas and the success of the business's social networking system. We are so blessed to be able to do something we love so much. It is hard work, even overwhelming at times, but then we remember how much fun we are having and everyone who has supported us over the last two years -- ESPECIALLY our incredible customers. Flamingo Scraps just wants to say THANK YOU!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Heart to Heart Card Drive

Please join Cammie in this wonderful card drive to honour the caregivers of those patients that have been afflicted with Alzheimers Disease.
I'm sure that on this World Card Making Day that you could make a card for this wonderful project.
Please check out this post on Cammie's blog to see the whole story and some rules if you would like a chance at some awesome prizes!

Here is the card that I will be sending to the Artman Home.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Flamingo Scraps

It's the end of September so it's time for the the first Guest Design Team member Roundup at Flamingo Scraps!
Make sure you check out this post and be prepared to be inspired.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Crate Contest

This is a contest that I gave a go over at ScrapAttackScrapbooking.
It's such a fun place to hang out with lots of challenges and inspiration. Come on over and join us!

Grab a box, a "crate" or even a drawer full of paper because we're kicking September off with a contest! We’d love to see what you are creating with using Crate Paper products so we hope you can join us for a little contest. Listed below are the details:

• Your layout or project must contain at least 75% Crate Paper products on it.
• Your entry must be new and made specifically for this contest. Layouts that have been previously made or used for other contests or challenges will be ineligible for this contest.
• 1 entry is allowed per person and this is open to US and International designers.
• Deadline for entry is midnight PST on September 30th, 2010 with a winner being announced within a week.
• For those that want an extra challenge – and an extra entry into the drawing – see if you can use the letters in CRATE when creating your layout. Each letter should represent the name of 1 item on your page. You can pick the items as long as they spell CRATE. (i.e. C=cardstock, R=ric rack, A=alphabet, etc.) The options are endless, just be creative.

Here is my entry. I pulled out some older Crate.

Cardstock,pp,tag & alphas - Crate
Chipboard - K&Co.
Ink - Tim Holtz
Stickers - Pink Paislee
Ribbon - Savvy n Sassy
Punch - M.S.
Embossing Folder - Provocraft
Machine stitching

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wonderful Mother

The new Twisted Sketch is up. It's #068. Here is my take on it.
I used photos of my sister and I with Mom on the day of their 60th wedding anniversary.

Journal Spot:Prima & unk
Stamps:SU & Creative Imaginations
Embossing Powder:P K Glitz

Can you guess what the "twist" is?
Make sure you head over to Twisted Sketches to see the sketch,the twist and all the projects by my fellow sisters".

Monday, September 20, 2010

Trees of Color

Trees of Color is the name of the September Ribbon Kit over at Savvy n Sassy. Here is a picture of it. Isn't it pretty?

I can now share my projects using this ribbon with you. All of my layouts are 8x8 pages created for the album that I made for my Mother for her 80th birthday.

This page is about my Mother being a baker and I listed some of the Mennonite goodies that she always made for us and still does actually.

PP - BG & Websters
Ribbon - SnS
Stickers - BG
Journal Spot - Jillibean
Pen - Uniball Signo
Liquid Pearls - Ranger

This page is a photo of my Mom with her parents and my Dad's parents.

PP - M.M.
Ribbon - SnS
Stickers - Collage Press
Pearls & flowers - Prima
Ink - SU
Copic marker & DMC embroidery floss

A baby picture of my Mom.

PP - Websters
Ribbon - SnS
Ephemera - Etcetera
Stickles - Ranger
Floradoodles - Petaloo
Cardstock - SU

Mom's 50th birthday party.

PP & stickers - BG
Ribbon - SnS
Stickles - Ranger
Pen - CM
Metal Dots - Colorbok
Ink - Colorbox
Punch - SU
Embossing Folder - Provocraft

PP, layered buttons, stickers - M.M.
Ribbon - SnS
Stickers - Pink Paislee
Cardstock - SU
Punch - Martha Stewart

A picture of my Mom from this past Mother's Day. I made the heart out of little ribbon bits.

Cardstock - SU
Ribbon - SnS
PP & Stickers - Bo Bunny
Punch - EK Success & CM
Gelly Roll Pen - Sakura
Ink - Colorbox
Nestabilities & Fiskar scissors

A little altered Pillow box.

PP, cardstock, bling & stickers - Bo Bunny
Ribbon - SnS
Stickles - Ranger
Stamp - Gel-a-tin
Punch - MS & Marvy
Ink - Colorbox
Stickers - K&Co.
Shapeabilities - Nestabilities

Well that's it for now but I know that you will be seeing some of the Oct. Savvy n Sassy ribbon kit on some more pages of my Mom's album.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Twisted Sketch #066

Hi everyone. I apologize for getting this up late this week but my blog was all wonky and I didn't know how to fix it but thanks to Heather I'm back in business!

So sketch #066 is up right here. It's another great one so make sure you go check it out. The twist this week is "fabric".

I chose to use some aida cloth from my very neglected cross-stitch supplies to make some flowers for my page.

Cardstock - Bazzill
PP - Sassafras
Punch - M.S.
Stickers - AC
Glimmermist - Tattered Angels
Tags - M.M. & Sass
Buttons & Butterfly - Chatterbox
aida cloth

Friday, August 27, 2010

What a Great Sketch!

The new sketch is up at Twisted Sketches. It's sketch #064. Go check it out right here and see the awesome sketch and find out what the "twist" is.
Here is my take on it. I rotated it 90 degrees to suit my photo.

Those little guys are my grandnephews. Aren't they cute?

Cardstock - Bazzill, SU
PP - Dreamstreet Papers
Stickers - American Craft
Chipboard - Magistical Memories
Stamp - Fiskars
Punch - SU
Rhinestones - Kaiser, Martha Stewart
Blossoms - Sassafras
Jewels - Maya Road
Brads - Bo Bunny
Ink - Colorbox
Versamark - Ranger
Ritzy Ditzy Glitz & Embossing Powder - P K Glitz
Unk felt & ticket

Friday, August 20, 2010

I'm So Excited

Guess who is one of the first ever Guest Design Team members for Flamingo Scraps?
It's going to be so much fun working with the rest of the team.
See who they are and the whole announcement right here.

Make sure you take a moment to check out the store. FLAMINGO SCRAPS features such brands as Prima Marketing, Pink Paislee, Maya Road, Webster's Pages, Tim Holtz and more! It's a unique shop dedicated to the hard to find and the finest to be found.

I hope you keep following the blog to see how Flamingo Scraps will inspire and excite you!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Twisted Sketch #062

I almost forgot to post this page.

My DD is thrilled(ya right) that I'm posting this. She was goofing around in our pool with her niece and I couldn't resist snapping some photos.
Go check out the sketch over at Twisted Sketches. The "twist" is smooth. I used smooth Prima pebbles on my page.

PP, flowers & Pebbles - Prima
Punch - MS
Chalk - Colorbox
Stickers - AC