Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sketch Challenge

This is the sketch over at Magistical Memories for the March Guest Designer Challenge. I love that it uses so many photos. I was able to use lots of pictures from my daughter's 2nd birthday. That was over 29 years ago! YIKES!!!

Oh Amy what a little cutie you were! Look at that smile!

PP,Stickers,Chipboard:Cosmo Cricket
Ink:Tim Holtz
Star chipboard:Magistical Memories
machine stitching

I'm also entering this page over at Sketches in Thyme for their open sketch challenge.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

We interrupt your regular programming.... tell you my exciting news!

See my new blinkie on the left hand side?
I am now on the Design Team for Scrapbook Star.
I'm so excited to be part of a Canadian kit club. It's based out of Quebec.

Dominique the owner was so sweet to actually call me and invite me to be part of the team.
Scrapbook Star is a wonderful online store and I will be getting a kit every other month to design with and on the alternate months I will be creating with items from the store.
Scrapbook Star also has a very friendly message board so I hope you will come and join us there just to chit chat or be inspired by everyone there.
My first kit has gone postal and I can hardly wait for it to arrive! I'm sure it will be gorgeous.
So stay tuned because Feb.15th the DT's creations will be showcased.

Layouts using Sassafras Lass

I was looking through my gallery of layouts for pages using Sassafras Lass and realized that some of them are my most favourite layouts ever!

Thought I would share some of them with you today....sort of a Sassafras tribute if you will! Hope you enjoy it!


3 Years Old

Birthday Girls


Say Cheese

Oh Canada Eh?

Surprise Shower


Meeting Pooh


Thanks for letting me share!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

My last Twisted Sketch

I'm feeling a little sad today because I have decided to hang up my DT hat at Twisted Sketches.
Anam has been so great to work with and I hesitate to use that word because it has not been work at all! It's been lots of fun!
I'm sure that I will still be using the sketches because they are awesome!
Thanks Anam for everything. You Rock!! Good luck to the new design team.

Please check out Twisted Sketch #086. Here is my take on it.

This photo shows how I used the Diamond Glaze on the berries to make them glossy.

PP:October Afternoon
Mist:Tattered angels
Punches:C.M., Fiskars, EK
Ink:Tim Holtz
Diamond Glaze:Judikins

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Want some blog candy?

If you want a chance to win this go check out Cheryl's blog.
You have til the end of the month. Good luck!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


I forgot to post my layout for Twisted Sketch #084.
It was of course another great sketch by Anam. Make sure you go check it out and to see what the "twist" is.
Here is my take on it. I had fun doing the hand stitching. One of my favourite techniques!

PP:Bo Bunny
DMC floss
Dies:Tim Holtz, Provocraft

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Playing along at Sketchy Thursdays

This layout was just chosen as a favourite at Sketchy Thursdays! WooHoo!!

In between shoveling all the snow that we got overnight and today I got a chance to play with the sketch from Sketchy Thursdays.

It was perfect for getting a couple more photos from my Mom's party scrapped. I think I will be using this sketch again!

Ink:Tim Holtz
Stickers:Making Memories
Machine stitching

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I'm Excited Today!!

I'm excited because I was asked to be a guest designer for Frosted Designs today! They are very nice over there and have some great challenges. Make sure you pay them a visit. Tell them Janet sent you. :)
Here is the link so you can see the sketch and all the other takes on it.

Punches-M.S. & EK Success
Ritzy Ditzy Glitz-PK Glitz
Flowers-Prima & Maya Road
Lace-A Million Memories
Frosted Design sketch

Monday, January 10, 2011

Isn't She Sweet?

I got a chance to play with some copics and also a card sketch from My Minds Eye and came up with this cute little Valentines Day card.

Isn't she just too adorable? I'm new at colouring with Copics so please don't be too critical. :)

I'll have to decide who I want to send it to.

Stamps:Impression Obsession & unk
Punches:M.S. & EK Success

Inchie Any One?

I've never made an "inchie" before. Have you?

I found the challenge here at Ellen Hutson's Classroom. If you want to know what an inchie is or play along go check it out.

Here is my very first attempt at an inchie card.

Cardstock:Bazzill & SU
PP:Heidi Swapp
Puinches:M.S. & C.M.

Happy Day!

I was going through some old photos and found some of my daughter's 4th birthday party.
My goodness that was over 27 years ago! Boy does this bring back memories.

The January sketch over at Scrap A Little was perfect for my pictures. Thanks Helen!

I also used the challenge over at ScrapFit to complete my layout. It's Workout #35 Go check it out. It's a great challenge. I won't tell you what it have to find out for yourself. HaHa!!!

PP:Junkitz (very old scraps)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2 challenges = 1 card

I had a chance to make a card today using 2 different challenges.
Over at Sketches in Thyme it is "Tuesday Takes" day so I used the sketch that they have posted right here. Make sure that you check it out and play along.

The other challenge that I used for this card is from over at Frosted Designs with their Fabulous Friday Challenge
The challenge was to use a quote. I hope you get a chance play along.

Here is the card that I made.

Ink:Memento,Tim Holtz
Spellbinders Impressabilities
Stamp:Kollette Hall

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Twisted Sketch #082

Have you seen the new sketch over at Twisted Sketches?
It's another great one. I used it to design another page for my parents calendar.
It's a page about my nephew Matthew. Here it is:

PP - 7 Gypsies,Scrap Within Reach,Jillibean Soup
Cardstock - Bazzill
Ink - Tim Holtz
Punch - EK Success
Tag - 7 Gypsies
Sticker - Cosmo Cricket
Alphas - Jillibean Soup
Can you guess what the "twist" is? Go check out the sketch and I hope you have time to play along.