May 24, 2008

Making Memories Noteworthy

Finally found the time to scrap over yesterday and today...obviously I'm in spring garden mode. Making Memories "Noteworthy" collection was fun to play with (love the color combinations!) and really love the metal signage I used on the cards.
Recently I was inspired by my student who hauled me along corsage shopping. I love the clusters of flowers and the different colors and textures florists use in their creations. I felt like a florist assembling little bouquets...Thinking about corsages also reminded me of the millinery on vintage hats. In any event, these little notecards were the result!
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Show & Share Challenge - Stamping!

Stamping on your scrapbook pages!
Let's see what you gals have done or come up with! Titles - Backgrounds - On Photos - Ink - Paint...
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May 19, 2008

Canvas Art for another sister:)

When I took the canvas art challenge a couple of weeks ago, I really enjoyed it. My sister Gena received her canvas art for her birthday, only a couple of days late. My other sister, Tricia, posted to the PPDT blog her request for one next year (clever woman). Well, she is too kind. At the time of her post I was weeks late getting a present to her for her birthday! So...she gave me some suggestions for her quote and the colors, and Ta is Canvas Art #2. Again, thanks to Donna Downey for the inspiration, and the wonderful Doodlebug letters for the "masks" during the painting process. These are fun and easy...and both sisters liked them!!
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Adornit It!

I had a lot of fun playing with this line from Carolee's Creations. I love the colors! They are fun, bright and very summery. The top picture I inked the edges with brown ink, added a strip of ribbon, a strip of patterned papper, a strip of cream paper, mounted the photo, added some flowers and bling I came up with "Beautiful". The second project is 4 cards that I made from the lines coordinating stickers. The third is half patterned paper half bazzil with a strip of the bazzil wavy die cut to seperate the two. I challenged myself to use only what Karen provided in my packet and besides a few buttons and bling I was able to do that. All items used on these layouts are avaliable in the Moscow store.

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May 18, 2008

New KI - Sew much fun!

I had alot of fun with this page! The fabric "paper" inspired me to get my sewing machine out! It's been awhile since I have sewn on a page! I used my circle punch to make the scalloped edge - it's a fast and simple way to make a border.

Fast and simple cards - the fabric paper is super versatile to use on or off the adhesive backing!
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May 14, 2008

First day of kindergarten...

I had fun today playing with these papers....the patterned paper is Junkitz and the laser-cut number paper is from KI (both from the Pullman store). It's hard to believe that "K's" kindergarten year is almost over---I know I've said this before, but she is growing up WAY too fast!!
My scanner always cuts off the bottom of my layouts. :0(
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May 12, 2008

Monster Collage!

Hello Friends,
The monster is finally finished. Or at least mostly finished. It was fun, but it sure took awhile! I found this jumbo 16-piece puzzle at the thrift store and finally decided to make a collage of Maia's second trip to Seattle. Now all I have to do is mount it on foamcore (thanks for the suggestion Anita!) and find a frame. I used the "Sugared" line (in the Moscow Store) from Basic Grey, along with coordinating Bazzill.

The most time consuming part was cutting out the pictures/pieces, and sanding and inking the edges so they all fit smoothly together. I used Tim Holtz for the distressing, ribbons from Paper Pals, and paint/diamond glaze on the chipboard letters.

I love finding inexpensive things to decorate at thrift stores! Check out Palouse Treasures in Pullman, and the Salvation Army and Goodwill in Moscow for some great finds.

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Canvas Challenge Part II

This is my mom's Mother's Day gift. I took a 9x13 canvas, painted my kids hand prints with making memories paint, added a scallop circle, some buttons, glitter paint, and a poem about being a mom and here is the final project! She loved it and it took no time at all; under 30 minutes without drying time.
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May 8, 2008

A 7Gypsies & Bazzill Wedding

These are pictures of my dear friend, Tracey. I've yet to scrapbook her wedding pics, so I thought I'd use design team products to do so. Most prominently featured are 7gypsies 97% Complete Journal Stickers. There's bazzill cardstock as well as bazzill chipboards swirls that I covered with Burgandy Stickles. There's a piece of Hambly transparency. And lots of luscious velvety ribbon by May Arts.
Stay tuned for what else I do with the Hambly transparency and remaining 7gypsies stickers. Hint: just because they're in the Paper Pals wedding section doesn't mean that you have to use them for that purpose...

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May 6, 2008

Thanks London! My Canvas Challenge.....

This is my Canvas Challenge Project. Thanks London, I had a great time. This is for my sister. The paint and stamps are from Making Memories and the stickers are 7 Gypsies, I also used the scallop chipboard circles for the smaller stickers and painted the edges to match. The saying above the big S sticker is a quote that says "A sister is a forever Friend". This is a great way to creat home decor. I had a blast!
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May 4, 2008

About A Boy...

I had such a good time playing with these new papers from "Fancy Pants Designs." The collection is called "About A Boy." The colors are bright, cheerful and go perfectly with the pictures of this adorable little guy! (No prejudice on this Nana's part!!) :0)
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