Thursday, February 28, 2008

Using my new Cuttlebug folders

On Alicia's blog, she linked to this fabulous gallery of cards made with the CB embossing folders: Heart Prints. After seeing these wonderful cards, I decided to try one out for myself.

I just love the multi embossed look with the score lines.... Fantastic idea!!! So here's my version of the multi embossed card and another card using the new dots embossing folder. I used my old Fiskars grey cutter and an embossing stylus to make the score lines but next time I'll try my Crafter's Companion envelope tool to give a deeper score line.

White and green card supplies: DCWV card base, flower embellishment from Dollarama, Tin Box creations sentiment stamp

Owl card supplies: Memory Block papers, Just Johanna owl stamp, Hero Arts tree stamp, Tin Box sentiment, offray ribbon

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Yes, MORE cupcake cards :)

Well as you know, I'm totally obsessed with my new Hero Arts Cupcake stamps LOL!

My local stamping store (The Ink Spot) had a Hero Arts demo day/card exchange last week and these are the cards I made for the card swap. You had to use all Hero Arts stamps so I used my beloved cupcakes and some border stamps I had.

I also used my Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder on a few of the cards and the papers are from the ancient Rob and Bob slab from Michaels.

Thanks for bearing with me for another cupcake post :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

At the Park....a new paper technique

I'm not a huge fan of striped patterned paper so I'm always looking for new ways to make it work on my projects.

With my March DT kit from Scrapbooker's Club House I got two different striped papers to worth with, both from the Sonburn collection.

For this layout I decided to try out a new technique to alter my paper for my project. I took some Kelly Panacci flower stamps and stamped in black ink on the bright striped paper. I was really pleased with the look and it worked really well with the other chalkboard doodle paper that came with the kit.

So if you have some papers you don't like too much or need a little change, get out those stamps and see what you can do.

Monday, February 25, 2008

I'm always excited to learn new stamping techniques

I learned yet another awesome stamping technique last weekend at a stamping make and take day at the Ink Spot. We did this card using Tsukineko Kaleidacolor Ink Pads and a brayer and then added some of the new Hero Arts stamps.

You ink up a brayer using the multicoloured ink pad and then roll the inked brayer over the background glossy paper. A torn paper mask is used to ink only part of the cardstock. Then the black images were stamped over top and then matted onto the card.

I just LOVE the way this card turned out and I'll definitely be making more cards using this technique. You have to be careful not to smudge the black ink like I did on my card LOL!

Scrapbooker's Club House is looking for a new DT

Well, I can't believe how quickly my DT term has gone at Scrapbooker's Club House and it's time for the new DT search to begin.

If you're interested, the information on the call can be found here.

Be sure to stop by the forums and gallery and show us what you got! Good luck.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

If you want a REALLY labour intensive project...try out the Prima Paintables

This week's challenge for Scraptivity's Scrap Away Your Winter Blues Contest was to use colouring on your layout.

I decided it would be a great opportunity to try out the Prima Paintables paper I picked up a while ago.

I used water colour pencils to colour the paper and then added some Stickles for shimmer (it's hard to see on the photo). Then I coloured in some of my latest obsession Hero Arts cupcake stamps (with Gamesol and Prismacolour pencils) and added them to the center portion of the layout.

So my thoughts on the paintables....I enjoyed the painting aspect but it took a VERY long time. It's hard to control the colours so I had to paint first and then decide what to do with it. So basically I can't say I'd ever do a layout with these papers again. I do still have a few left but I think I'll use them on cards. At least it won't be hard to match up the colours and you won't have to colour the entire 12 x 12 sheet at once.
Supplies: Prima Paintables Amaretto paper, Memory Block II patterned paper (from Costco), Stickles, water colour pencils, Hero Arts cupcake stamps, Prismacolour pencils, Gamesol, MM mini letters, Fancy Pants Felt, Dollerama foam stickers, rhinestones

Friday, February 22, 2008

It's almost March!

And that mean's the next issue of Sheetload of Cards will be coming out! This month we were provided a sketch by the one and only Becky Fleck and some wonderful stamps from GG Designs.

Be sure to check out the issue on the 1st!! There are some sneak peeks up on the Sheetload site if you want to get a taste of the next issue.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Cutting challenge layout

The week 5 challenge for Scraptivity's Scrap Away Your Winter Blues contest was to create a layout using a creative cutting technique with your patterned papers.

This is the layout I came up with. Everything on the page (other than the light blue damask background) was hand cut and arranged on the page. I even trimmed some KI lace paper to make it look like a strip of lace. I'm quite pleased at the overall mid Eastern/princess-y look of the layout.

Supplies: Papers are Daisy D's girlfriend collection and KI lace paper, lots of Stickles, chipboard alphabet from the dollar store, stickers are Daisy D's, chipboard crown is TH Grungeboard, rhinestones

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Hey cupcake!

I decided to try out my new Hero Arts cupcake stamps this weekend and this is my first card. I used some scraps of American Crafts Play papers. I added some Stickles to the scallops and stamped and cut out the cupcakes. I coloured the cupcakes with my Prismacolor pencils and Gamesol.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Senior K layout

I think this is my favourite layout that I created with the March SBCH kit. All of the papers used in the layout are from Sonburn Designs.

I used the notebook type paper for the background and used my Stampin' Up notebook punch on the side. I added some black cardstock behind it so that the edging showed up. Then I also used the notebook punch on the floral chalk board paper.

Supply list:
Stamps: Junkitz School Days stamps
Chipboard Buttons: Sonburn
Rubons: Sonburn
Foam letters: Dollarama
Large chipboard K: dollarstore
Mini Crayon shaker sticker: Pebbles Inc.
Dymo labels

Friday, February 15, 2008

It's February 15th.....that means it's REVEAL day!

The March kit at Scrapbooker's Club House contains lots of goodies from Sonburn Designs (papers, rub ons and chipboard buttons). This kit is perfect for school photos and has lots of fun and bright colours. In addition, the technique/tool is the Tim Holtz really NEED this amazing tool! I'll post the close-ups of the projects with full product list in the next few posts as well as a review of the ruler :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I think I need a second job!

Well CHA is officially over but the sneak peeks are up and WOW, there is some seriously cool stuff on my wish list. Let me tell you, that list is very long! I'm hoping my work bonus is good this March or I'm going to need a second job LOL!

My "must haves" include but are not limited to: ALL the new Basic Grey and Scenic Route collections, Pink Paislee stuff, Creative Imaginations stuff, Making Memories new lines and um....oh there's just too much to list LOL!

Here's a few links to some amazing peeks if you haven't seen them already:

What's on YOUR list?

Monday, February 11, 2008

I'm wild for Wild Saffron

Here are a few more cards I created with the K and Co. Wild Saffron line.

Happy Birthday card supplies: Stampin Up notebook punch, MM brads, May Arts ribbon, stamp is Perfectly Clear. Be Happy card: Studio G stamp, Prima and American Crafts flowers, grossgrain ribbon. Make a Wish card: Stamps: Hero arts and K and Co., May arts ribbons

Sunday, February 10, 2008

It's been a productive weekend!

Well, I've been scrapping up a storm this weekend but you can't see any of my stuff until Feb. 15th (reveal day for the awesome March Scrapbooker's Club House kit). But here's a little peek to tease you :)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I won!

Each week Inque Boutique picks a project from their gallery (created using their awesome stamps) to be the "winning" project of the week.

This week, they picked my round card from the post below. So lucky me, I get to pick out $50 worth of Inque Boutique stamps (whooo hooo!).

On the card I won with, I used their NEW clear flourish stamps. If you haven't tried them out yet, the stamps are great quality and amazing value to boot!

Their web site also has lots of great stamping projects to inspire you so check it out sometime.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

And here's my take on the card sketches

Two posts down you will see the two card sketches I did for this month's card challenge at Scrapbooker's Club House.

These are my two takes on the sketch. For both cards I used the gorgeous K and Co. Wild Saffron papers.

Friday, February 1, 2008

February's Sheetload of Cards creation

This is the sample card I did for February's Sheet Load of cards e-zine. Be sure to check out this month's issue here.
For this card I used the new MME Valentine's papers. The stickers are from Dollerama, the stamps are Studio G.

It's February and time for a new challenge!

Wow, where did January go?

This month I am hosting the card challenge at Scrapbooker's Club House.

For this challenge I have created TWO card sketches for the challenge. The first one is a normal rectangular design and the second a circle. Draw whatever inspiration you wish from these sketches whether it be the design, the shape or whatever you like. I hope you like them! The round card was creating using a freebie kit from Two Peas (by Anne Langpap) and a free tag from unknown artist.

Be sure to stop by the forums at SBCH and post your interpretation of these sketches and I'll share mine later!: