Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy Anniversary

8 years ago today my sweet daughter Amy married Mario and we couldn't have picked a better son-in-law ourselves.

It so hard to believe that 8 years have already passed by.

Here is the card that I made for the 2 of them.

From the LYB "Swoon" collection I used:
6x6 paper pack
Stick Pins
Paper flower kit
Clear Cuts
Chipboard shapes
Stamp: myStampBOX (Mention It)
Embossing powder:Recollections
Punch: EK, Recollections
Pearls: Recollections

Here is a peak at the inside.

Isn't that little musical note punch adorable? I found it in the $1.50 bin at Michaels.

All the Little Yellow Bicycle product comes from Cord Scrapbook Studio and the stamp sentiment is from myStampBOX.

I also used the Mojo Monday sketch #240 as my inspiration.

Happy Anniversary Amy and Mario! Love you both so much. :)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Cup of Tea?

Do you like to paper piece? I really enjoy it and I just think that it gave my card a little extra something. KWIM?

Stamp: myStampBOX (Special Teas)
Cardstock: American Craft
PP: Echo Park
Ink: Tim Holtz, Memento
Misc: Spica pen

The tea cup in the Special Teas collection was perfect for this technique.

Here is a little closeup.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cord and Authentique

Have I told you about my love for the Carefree collection by Authentique? Well if I haven't let me tell you now......I LOVE IT!!!

I received this collection from Cord Scrapbook Studio to play with and it is awesome!!! One of my favourite things about it is the colour......Tangerine Tango.....the Pantone 2012 colour of the year. Of course all of the papers are just so beautiful.

I've been wanting to get this photo of  a friend of mine, Joyce and her husband Peter scrapped and finally the perfect collection graced my scrap table.

 Supplies Used:
 Carefree Paper: Easygoing, Jovial, Calm, Relaxed, Radiant                                                           
 Carefree Element Stickers                                                                                                                            Pearls:B.G. & Recollections
  Mister Huey's Mist                                                                                                                               Martha Stewart Punch
 American Crafts Cardstock

 Here are a few closeups.

It was fun being able to fussy cut out all the flowers and butterflies to use as my embellishments and adding a bit of misting with the Mr. Huey mists.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Happy Birthday

I have a card to share with you today that I made with the Saturdays collection from Little Yellow Bicycle that I received from Tickle Trunk Memories.

If you want to recreate this card at home you can follow my instructions right here.

The sentiment was made using myStampBOX  stamps.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Are You Ready to Swoon?

Little Yellow Bicycle put together a gorgeous black and white collection called Swoon and I had the pleasure of getting some from Cord Scrapbook Studio.

It's perfect for photos from a prom, wedding, graduation or anything a bit more formal.

I have a dear girlfriend Sharon that got married for the first time just 7 years ago. She waited for her soul-mate Art. I'm so happy that she is so happy!!
When looking for photos to use with this collection I saw Sharon the bride smiling up at me so it just had to be scrapped!

Supplies Used:
Swoon Paper: Eternal Circles   
Swoon Clear Cut Shapes   
Swoon Journaling Cards   
Swoon Paper Flower Kit   
Swoon Stick Pins   
Swoon Chipboard Shapes   
Swoon 6x6 Deco Edge Cardstock   
Swoon 6x6 Paper Pad   
American Crafts Cardstock
Fiskars Punch
Making Memories Brads
Silhouette Cameo   
Hand Stitching & Sewing Machine

 Here is a closeup of some of the awesome flowers in the Paper flower kit. I made some of my own flowers using my Cameo, a flower punch and the black paper from the 6x6 pad.

I adore those little heart stick pins!!

Head over to this post and you will be "swooning" over the projects my fellow DT members created.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Tickle Trunk Memories

Have you got your May kit yet? I sure hope so!
Here is a little view of what's in it.

Just click right here to order yours and stay tuned because I will be sharing my projects made with this kit soon.

Tag - You're It!

Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms out there. Hope you have a wonderful day doing what you love most...or doing nothing at all. That would be a treat too!

I have a tag to share with you today that I made with the Saturdays collection from Little Yellow Bicycle that I received from Tickle Trunk Memories.

Everything except the ribbon is from this collection. I really love the Clear Cut pieces! I used the bicycle and the flowers on the top left corner.

Did you notice that there is a pocket on my tag? Here I will show you.

So on this tag in the pocket you can writhe your little note to the lucky receiver of the tag.

If you want step by step instructions on how to make the tag and also see some more tags from my fellow DT just click right here.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thinking of You

I have some more projects using the Country Garden Collection from Bo Bunny that I received from Cord Scrapbook Studio.

I was able to make a couple of cards very quickly using the die cuts and stickers.

Cardstock: SU, Prism
PP: Bo Bunny
Diecut: Bo Bunny
Button: Bo Bunny
Twine: Jillibean
Stamp: MyStampBOX (straightforward)
Ink: Tim Holtz
Pearls: BG
Misc: Versamark, Cuttlebug, Embossing Powder

I used a myStampBOX  stamp to create my sentiment right on top of a diecut.

I did a little handstitching on the diecut that I used as the focal point of the next card. I think it turned out so soft and pretty. Those little Jillibean alpha stickers are perfect for card makers!!

Cardstock: SU
PP: Bo Bunny
Button: Bo Bunny
Die Cut: Bo Bunny
Stickers: Jillibean
Misc: Seam binding, DMC floss, Gelly roll pen, pop dots

Here is a close up of my handstitching and the shimmer that I added to the butterfly with the gelly roll pen.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

60 Years Later

I was given Bo Bunny's Country Garden to work with as part of my DT duties with Cord Scrapbook Studio.

It was perfect to use with this photo of my parents at their 60th wedding anniversary party.

Supplies Used:
    Country Garden Paper: Almanac,
                        Weathered, Charm
    Country Garden Buttons    Country Garden Noteworthy    Pink Paislee Stickers
    Martha Stewart Punches
    Ink: Tim Holtz, Colorbox
    TIm Holtz Alterations Die (Flowers)
    Machine Stitching

Do you like those flowers? I had fun making those with some of the patterned paper and the Tim Holtz alteration die.
Here is a closeup.

 I'll be sharing 2 cards I made with this collection soon.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

It's Saturday!

Well actually it's only Wednesday. Sorry if I got you all excited! LOL!

What I would like to do is share the rest of my projects for Cord Scrapbook Studio using the Saturdays collection from Little Yellow Bicycle.

First off is a page I made using an old photo of my 2 boys riding a tricycle together.

 Supplies Used:
    Saturdays Paper: Saturday Collage, Lose Yourself, Enjoy the Ride, Well-Worn Wood, Vintage Bliss
    Saturdays Fresh Verse Cardstock Stickers
    Saturdays Felt & Burlap Flowers 
   Saturdays Chipboard Shapes
    Saturdays Favorite Pieces Cardstock Stickers
   Saturdays Dimensional Stickers 
    Saturdays 5 Things Envelopes
    Saturdays Tear Out Ticket & Journaling Card Book
    Saturdays Paper Flower Kit
    Pearsl: Kaiser
    Ink:Tim Holtz
    Uniball Signo  Pen
    Sewing Machine

Here are a couple of closeups.

Next is a layout of my Grandnephew Ryan.

Supplies Used:
      Saturdays Paper: Blue Reverie, Vintage Bliss/Pattern Play
      Saturdays Decorative Edge Cardstock
      Saturdays Favorite Pieces Cardstock Stickers
      Saturdays Fresh Verse Cardstock Stickers
      Saturdays Dimensional Stickers
      Saturdays Chipboard Shapes
      Saturdays Tear Out Ticket & Journaling Card Book
      Saturdays Paper Flower Kit
      Spray Mist: Tattered Angels & Mister Huey's
      Jillibean Soup Baker's Twine

Here are a couple of closeups.

Thanks for letting me share!

Playing Along

This week I played along with The Deconstructed Sketch #50. They have an awesome prize up for grabs!

Cardstock: SU
Stamp: Stampendous
Washi Tape: Bazzill, Queen & Co.
Ink: Colorbox
Pearl: K&Co.
Misc: Nestabilities, Uniball Signo

I made little banners out of strips of pp. Love banners!
I placed strips of washi tape onto cardstock and then cut my butterfly shapes out of it using Nestabilities.

I tell you I am hooked on the Washi tape! Are you??

Thursday, May 3, 2012

This is How I Roll

One of my duties in April for Cord Scrapbook Studio was to find a sketch and create a layout with the Simple Stories Awesome collection using the sketch.

Here is what I came up with. This is my nephew Matthew and his motorcycle. I have to be honest and say that I'm so glad that my boys have never wanted to ride one. I'd be a nervous wreck! EEK!

Supplies Used:
 Awesome Paper: 100% Boy, Totally Cool, Boys Rock, So Random                                               Awesome Paper Elements: Flash Cards, Journal Card Elements #2                                                
 Awesome Fundamental and Expressions Cardstock Stickers
 Awesome Transparency Overlay (exclusive to Collection Kit)
    Ticket Stamp: Imaginisce
    Ink: Colorbox, Tim Holtz
    Twine: Jillibean Soup
    Punch: Fiskars
    Pearls: Recollections
    Sketch: Becky Fleck

Here are some closeups. The transparency was perfect to put over the photo and the ticket stamp was just the right thing to use to create all those handmade tickets!

Hop on over to Cord Scrapbook Studio to see what sketch I used.