Friday, November 27, 2009

You Shine

Took a few days off from scrapbooking and my house is now clean, I have been cooking and baking, started Christmas shopping and have begun a new book! But clean houses are overrated and scrapbooking is SO much fun so my "break" is over:-)

I had fun with this layout - I made my own glittery star embellishments and now the sparkles are turning up EVERYWHERE!!! I also broke out the paint again. Click on the layout to see anything bigger or to read the journaling.

I had a heck of a time with the basic grey pearls coming from the star - that is SO NOT it's original shape. It got all tangled up on me, more than once, and I had to piece it together again. Anyone have any great suggestions for how not to get them all tangled up??

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Star Album Tutorial

I did this tutorial for JuJu Bees Scrapbook Corner. I make these star albums every year for stocking stuffers for family and friends:-) They are super easy and fun to make!

If you have never made one before, here is one way to make them:

Step 1: Cut seven 4 x 12 pieces of cardstock (mine is red)
Step 2: From these strips, cut at 5.5 inches. You will now have seven pieces of 5.5 and seven pieces of 6.5 inch pieces.
Step 3: Cut four 4x12 strips of cardstock (mine is white). Then cut these in half at 6 inches.
Step 4: You will now have all of your pieces to make this album.
Step 5: Fold all of the pieces in half.
Step 6: Put adhesive on the biggest piece and the medium piece on the outside edge only.
Step 7: Adhere them together - edges only - with the smallest piece on the inside.
Step 8: Continue to do this with all of your pieces.
Step 9: Time for finishing touches! Adhere some patterned paper over a piece of chipboard (I used a cut up cereal box). Adhere a piece of ribbon to the front and back of your book and then place your covers over top.
Step 10: Your star book is complete! Add embellishments as desired!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

ipod touch

This girl of mine is OBSESSED with her Daddy's ipod touch. She LOVES to play the games on it and her favourite is the one she is showing in the picture, where she gets to dress up the girl in outfits and choose accessories and a pet for her. I feel bad for her Daddy though, now when he comes home it is "hi daddy, can I have the ipod?" instead of her usual excitement to see is all about the!

I did this layout for a challenge over at A Million Memories to scrap a photo that you just took. Speaking of A Million Memories, I am thrilled to have been chosen as the December Guest Designer!! Hooray!! Check it out here. They have amazing kits over there and a fabulous community of scrappers:-)

I also included acrylic paint in this layout, which is the challenge going on right now over at Practical Scrappers. I used the paint to edge my cardboard heart and the edges of my patterned paper circles!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Peace on Earth Card

Well it is a gorgeous, sunny day here and it does not even feel close to Christmas yet but here I am working away on Christmas cards and other Christmas projects!!! This card works for the Crazy 4 Challenges - this week's challenge is to use acetate. I used the cute little acetate snowflakes by Heidi Swapp. Everything else is Close to my Heart.

Off to enjoy the sunshine out for a walk with my dogs!! Enjoy your day!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

JuJu Bees November Kit Reveal

I LOVE, LOVE this kit!!! You NEED to get one:-) Here is what I did with it and you really should go and check out JuJu Bees Scrapbook Corner to see the details of the kit and the fabulous creations the other DT gals came up with!!

I won!

So excited! I won the Page Maps Kit Creations contest found here!!!! Yippeee!!! I LOVE the sketches from Page Maps!!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Friends Award

I received this award the other day from the fabulous Haley G - she is the sweetest and you can check her blog out here. Thanks Haley!! :-)

And here is what the award stands for:
This award is bestowed onto blogs that are exceedingly charming. These bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes cut, even more friendships are propagated.

Now it is my turn to pass this one to five of my blogging buddies! These ladies are all so sweet and so friendly! Here they are, in no particular order:

3. Jane

Monday, November 9, 2009

Ju Ju Bees November Kit Sneak Peek

I am so excited about Ju Ju Bees November Kit! It is AMAZING!! Here is a sneak peek of what I did with it:-)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy Place Layout - using Page Maps Sketch

The sketches from Page Maps are THE BEST!! Right now there is a contest going on using this sketch, so I thought I would play along. I had so much fun doing this layout! Click on my layout to see it bigger and to read the journaling.

Felt - Close to my Heart
All paper - Close to my Heart
Stamps - Close to my Heart
Embroidery Floss - Close to my Heart
Title - jillibean soup
Brads - Bo Bunny
Clouds - imaginisce
Journaling Paper - Making Memories

I also thought I would show you how I made my flowers with a few stamps and tissue paper:) For my first step, I stamped a flower onto cardstock and cut it out. I am using this as my template. I then traced it out onto four layers of tissue paper and cut this out. I then stamped a background stamp onto each layer. Finally I poked a hole through the center of them all and adhered them together with a brad. Voila, the tissue paper flower is now ready for my project! Fun! Hope you try it!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

CPS Sketch #40

Finally I have some artwork I can share!! I have been working away with my November kit from JuJu Bees Scrapbook Corner and it is another fantastic kit!! But I can't show you yet...

Here is a card I did using this week's sketch from Card Positioning Systems. I thought I would get into making Christmas cards now that Halloween is over but nope, more butterflies. Longing for Spring I guess and winter hasn't officially even started...YIKES!!

All product is from Close to my Heart!