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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Paper Secrets - August card sketch #2


Here is the second of the August card sketches from the Paper Secrets blog. There is no twist with these sketches - just use the sketch to inspire you!
Here is the sketch:


I'd love to see you joining in this challenge and more over on the Paper Secrets blog :-)
See you over there!

Happy scrapping :-)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Paper Secrets - August 15th challenge


This is the second challenge for August over on the Paper Secrets blog
Remember - there is a twist to the challenges! 
Here is the sketch:


And the twist to this challenge is to use a 5 or more buttons!

I'd love to see you joining in the challenge for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Paper Secrets shop. 
See you over on the Paper Secrets blog!

Happy scrapping :-)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Artful Delight - What a catch!


My second layout of this month is using photographs from a trip to Mirror Lake last year. I used this month's sketch from Boys Rule:


and the scrapbooking kit:


I picked some of the plainer papers for the background - adding stitching and punching details for interest. The badge and big alphas are from the kit.


I also added the chalkboard banner pieces from the kit.


I would love to see you over on the Artful Delight blog, joining in with this month's challenge! There is a card sketch too!

Until next week......happy scrapping! :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Paper Secrets - August card sketch #1


Here is the first of August's card sketches from the Paper Secrets blog. There is no twist with these sketches - just use the sketch to inspire you!
Here is the sketch:


For my card, I used Pebbles 'Seen & noted' collection, Studio Calico 'hearts and arrows' wooden embellishments and red/white twine.


I'd love to see you joining in this challenge and more over on the Paper Secrets blog :-)
See you over there!

Happy scrapping :-)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Artful Delight - Eat my Bubbles!


My first layout of this month shows a photo of my daughter from the recent State finals. She was asked to swim in the 200m freestyle, the 200m medley and the 400m freestyle relays for her swimming club. We were so proud! She had a ball, and the girls placed really well. I used the Artful Delight sketch of the month:


and the scrapbooking kit:


I used a lace circle background piece which I cut using my silhouette and then added extra hand stitching for more bubbles.


I added a decorative bag behind the photograph for hidden journalling, along with a banner sticker and camera metal paper clip from the kit.


For the title, I used my Silhouette again - this is something that is said amongst all the swimmers at swim meets! 


I would love to see you over on the Artful Delight blog, joining in with this month's challenge! There is a card sketch too!

Until next week......happy scrapping! :)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Artful Delight August Scrapbook and Card kits


The August Scrapbook kit is such a great kit - a definite must for all those pictures you have snapped over the summer! Here is a picture of what is in the scrapbook kit:


And the card kit is almost the same too:


There is a mixture of Fancy Pants 'Memories Captured', Crate Paper 'The Pier', Pebbles 'Lakeside' and coordinating Bazzill cardstock. There are SO many fun embellishments in these kits too! 

Head on over to the Artful Delights blog for more details and to pick up your very own kit - it is well worth it! Check out this month's sketches and join in the challenge too! 

I'll be back on Saturday with my first scrapbook layout reveal using this very kit!

Until then......happy scrapping :-)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes!


Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Anything Goes'.

As always, we welcome your own interpretation.  
I used an image from Lori Boyd, along with papers from Echo Park's 'Everyday Eclectic' collection.



We are sponsored this week by Bunny Zoe's Crafts, a great prize as always! 

Hope you can join us!
Happy crafting :-)

Paper Secrets - August 1st challenge


This is the first challenge for August over on the Paper Secrets blog
Remember - there is a twist to the challenges! 
Here is the sketch:


And the twist to this challenge is to use word embellies (embellies with words/phrases done for you) 
I am currently taking a break from the Paper Secrets Design Team - this summer holidays is taking it's toll on my crafty time! I will hopefully be back on board soon. In the meantime, you can still find all of the Paper Secrets challenges on my blog too.

I'd love to see you joining in the challenge for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Paper Secrets shop. You have until August 14th, 11.59pm PST to get your entry in.
See you over on the Paper Secrets blog!

Happy scrapping :-)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Little Miss Trouble!


My last layout of this month uses a sketch from Pagemaps (Bo Bunny Anthem sketch contest):


and this month's scrapbooking kit:


Another awesome sketch from Pagemaps! The colors in my photo worked perfectly with the colors in the kit. I love the journalling cards and chipboard pieces. I added a little of my own twine and alpha stickers to the page - only because the black twine in the kit seemed a little harsh with the papers. I also used some of the ribbon as a border piece - white on white - subtle but effective!


I'm so loving these enamel dots which seem to be all the rage now. Finished off with a punched heart and chipboard button.


Don't forget the new kit reveal is coming out on the 1st - I haven't seen it yet either! I can't wait. Head on over to the Artful Delight blog for more details.

Until next week......happy scrapping! :)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Paper Secrets July card sketch #2


Here is the first of the new card sketches from the Paper Secrets blog. There is no twist with these sketches - just use the sketch to inspire you!
Here is the sketch:


For my card, I used Authentique's 'Carefree' collection along with a digital cutting file from 
birdscards.com (doily circles1)!


I'd love to see you joining in this challenge and others on the Paper Secrets blog :-)
See you over there!

Happy scrapping :-)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

You're my sweet Baby Girl


My second layout of this month uses a sketch from Pagemaps (Cocoa Daisy sketch contest):


and this month's scrapbooking kit:


I really liked the sketch and thought it would work perfectly for this photo. I used my Silhouette to cut the circles from the white background, and copied the stitching on the sketch (man - that took me a while to hand stitch!!) The title is cut from one of the journal cards along with some pink glitter alphas from my stash. I love the mix of pink and turquoise in the papers and elements in this kit.


The mesh ribbon in this months kit worked perfectly as a border strip, and gives added texture and dimension to the page. The buttons and chipboard dotted around just finish the page off!


I would love to see you over on the Artful Delight blog, joining in with this month's challenge! There is a card sketch too!

Until next week......happy scrapping! :)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Paper Secrets - July 15th challenge


This is the second challenge for July over on the Paper Secrets blog
Remember - there is a twist to the challenges! 
Here is the sketch:


And the twist to this challenge is to use a 'photo freedom' card (or 3x4 'project life' type card)!

I'd love to see you joining in the challenge for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Paper Secrets shop. 
See you over on the Paper Secrets blog!

Happy scrapping :-)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Artful Delight - A life full of giggles


My second layout of this month uses a sketch from Pagemaps (Spellbinders sketch contest):


and this month's scrapbooking kit:


I love these photos of my sister from my family's last visit to the US. She was SO happy! (and you get a very rare picture of me too!!) I used the doilies in the kit with added stitching, and I must say I loving these MME enamel dots! They are so much easier than using brads!


The title really did fit these photos perfectly - there were lots of smiles and laughter had by all!


I would love to see you over on the Artful Delight blog, joining in with this month's challenge! There is a card sketch too!

Until next week......happy scrapping! :)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Paper Secrets July card sketch #1


Here is the first of the new card sketches from the Paper Secrets blog. There is no twist with these sketches - just use the sketch to inspire you!
Here is the sketch:


For my card, I used Echo Park's 'Take Note' collection - I love this line for masculine cards!


I'd love to see you joining in this challenge and more over on the Paper Secrets blog :-)
See you over there!

Happy scrapping :-)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Artful Delight - Dream Big


My first layout of this month uses the sketch of the month:


and the scrapbooking kit:


I used a lace square background piece which I cut using my silhouette and then used the patterned papers and bingo cards to fill in the holes behind - it just gives it a little more interest and color to the page.


The title was cut from the patterned and solid cardstock in the kit - again using my silhouette.


Another bingo card and then a sentiment using the Color Box ink and Technique Tuesdays stamp in the kit.


I would love to see you over on the Artful Delight blog, joining in with this month's challenge! There is a card sketch too!

Until next week......happy scrapping! :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Artful Delight July Scrapbook and Card Kits


The July Scrapbook kit is such a great - a definite must for the little girls in your life! Here is a picture of what is in the scrapbook kit:


And the card kit is almost the same too:


There is a mixture of My Mind's Eye 'Kate & Co', Teresa Collins 'Summer Stories', Echo Park 'Here & Now' and coordinating Bazzill cardstock. There are SO many embellishments in these kits too! 

Head on over to the Artful Delights blog for more details and to pick up your very own kit - it is well worth it! Check out this month's sketches and join in the challenge too! 

I'll be back on Saturday with my first scrapbook layout reveal using this very kit!

Until then......happy scrapping :-)