Friday, August 17, 2012

Mr. Cool Shades!

Happy Friday All,
I am just back in town today from a business trip all this week. It was a nice break from the regular work routine, but no crafting in the evenings! How boring!

I will show you a layout I finished awhile ago. My son loved sunglasses when he was little. This layout is of him showing off a new pair that he recieved as a Easter gift.

I love Mitch in bright colors and this red fleece was one of his favorites.

I did a lot of cutting for this page. I enjoy fussing cutting. It is relaxing and I just let my mind wander! I also used an edger to cut the pattern on the inner page. I used a page slightly larger with the edge design and then spritzed it with blue shimmer paint for the background page.

For each picture of Mitch I cut him out and matted them on dark navy cardstock. I think it makes the pictures show much better.

Tonight and tomorrow I am at a Scrapbooking/Crafting club at my friends house. There are seven in attendance. It is a guaranteed recipie for laughter and creativity!

Have a nice weekend yourself!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

The Shabby Tea Room #126 - Soft Neutrals, Birthday Card

Good Day To You ALL,
Today I thought I would join in at The Shabby Tea Room #126 - Soft Neutrals. I have not entered in ages and the birthday card I made for a dear girlfriend fit the bill. I began with Kraft paper in a square card shape with a beautiful scalloped fold-over flap. I ran some 'brown bag' ink over a cuttlebug folder and then embossed the front panel of the card.

I found a vintage postcard on 'Graphics Fairy', - what a great site this is! I cut some cream/rose patterned paper with an edge punch (ek) and a swirl punch (Tim Holtz) to add in behind the postcard. Then I tied some jute string around the postcard.

I used my Spellbinders to cut out the petals and then folded and inked them to create the beautiful rose and bud. I also added some liquid glass (not quite dry in my photo) for dew drop effects.

I found some buttons to glue on and some pink fibre to use to make a wrap-around closure. Of course, you can't forget the lace - the final touch of vintage goodness!

I hope you are all having a creative day. Stop by to say hello anytime!

Friday, August 03, 2012

Up, Up, & Away! Packing for a Trip to Grandmas

Good day all!
After a long spring/summer in my garden (and trying to plan a renovation of our Master Bathroom) I am returning to "crafting land". I have been scrapbooking in the background, I never really stop that . . . but I have not posted anything here for you to see. So over the next couple of weeks I will try to bring you up-to-date on all my projects.

Today I have a fun page with my son when he was about 8 months old. He always thought he was so funny, and would make himself laugh with his little games and antics. Here I was trying to pack to go to your grandparents house, running around like crazy! Then I turned around and you had got yourself into the suitcase. I started to laugh -  you thought you were so clever!

I ran to get the camera and caught you!

The background paper is this beautiful paper with flocked pattern in teal. How gorgeous!

I hand cut out, stamped and inked the photo negative stripe border for the action shoots. This navy linen paper is so dark I thought it would really highlight the photos.

Of course I had to add flowers and some fun ribbon and trim. And a postcard with the journalled story.

Another one done for the album!
Have a great day.