Monday, November 29, 2010

Time to Share Them!

Well I didn't make the Creative Memories team but at least I tried.  I was one of 10 ladies cut in the final round.  Of the 27 women who made the team, an amazing 9 girls made it from the Nook.  Congratulations to all!  I look forward to seeing the team's projects.

Here are my favourites from those that I made.  Enjoy!



Friday, November 19, 2010

Creative Memories Design Team Finals

So today was the finalist deadline.  I have had such cloudy and/or rainy/sleety weather this week that my project photos were not so great but then today mother nature shined down in my area.  I had great natural light so a much better photo taking opportunity.  I ended up rephotographing everything to best display my work.

I have been scrapping up a storm with the products that were provided.  I love how this paper collection and embellishments practically scrapped themselves.  I had some great photos I hadn't scrapped yet that went perfectly with the line.  I made a batch of cards too. In total I made four layouts (2 single 12 x 12s and 2 double page 12 x 12s), 6 cards and one pillow box mini gift.  I am really pleased with all my projects and even if I do not make the team, I got some fabulous layouts and cards done.  I can't wait to show them off but I do not know when I can.  Now I am anxiously awaiting the DT announcement on the 29th.  Keepin' my fingers crossed!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Watch out for Mama-razzi!

Today I am finally getting around to sharing my published layouts from October.   First up is a layout made with Bo Bunny's Mama-razzi collection. 

Supplies: patterned paper, die cut, cardstock stickers and strips, chipboard stickers (BoBunny), pen (Staedtler), foam number (Dollarama), ink (StazOn)
It was the perfect paper and embellishments for this photo of my daughter.

Techniques: fussy cut subtitle comment from patterned paper, cut circle border strip in half to look like lace loops above scallop strip, layered chipboard elements

I had already pre-printed the photo in a 5x7 size and it was sitting in my "to-be scrapped" photo box.  The good thing I find about having pre-printed and sized photos already on hand is that when inspiration strikes, I am able to take advantage of it without delay.  This layout appeared in the October Scrap Street Magazine edition in an article entitled "Scrapping Big" about large photo use by Nicole Martel.

Next is an oldie but a goodie.  It is a layout that I originally made for Simple Scrapbook Magazine's "So You Think You Can Stamp?" Contest in 2008.

For a full tutorial on how to make this layout, including the cool transparency technique I came up with for the Spellbound title, check out my article in Magazine.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Do you add-to?

I made this layout during Nook U for Mahlin's Art Class.  The assignment was to create a layout using two painting mediums. I chose to Glimmer Mist the background's star rays and to paint the chipboard star.

While I liked it as is, after seeing it posted at My Scrapbook Nook, I knew that I wanted to add to it before posting it to my blog.  So here is the "add to" version.

As you can see, I needed to add a few more stars which created a visual triangle and repeated some colour element details that fit nicely as well as I decided to trim the overhanging edges of the star.

Here are a few other layouts that I felt compelled in the past months to "add to" them prior to placing them in their albums.

1. Water Pixie: There was too much space between the left photo and top of journaling area that bothered me and just didn’t sit right so I added a fussy cut damask piece.


2. Absolutely Absorbed: I added black lace in the space as I found the title cluster & photos had too much space between them.


3. Fedora Fashion:  I had always intended to add the paper pieced fedora near the title to make a visual triangle with the other two Fedora’s but I did not have the supplies needed to make it at the cottage.


I equate it to cooking. Sometimes you have to add stuff to adjust the flavour. They're all much better now and I can happily live with them. They just needed that little something.

Have you ever done an Add-to?


Monday, November 1, 2010

Prima October BAP

I did it! I finally got around to scrapping an older photo or should I say younger photo of my daughter.  I did not get into scrapbooking until she was around 5 years old so I have lots of baby and toddler photos to work with.  I have started to sort and gather those that I would like to scrap so that I have many to draw from when inspiration hits.  Sunday night was one of those nights when... wham... it hits you and all comes together.  I looked at the sketch...

... I looked at what Prima papers I had in my stash and (pop) a photograph came to mind and then from there I gathered the other embellishments that I thought I would like to use.

Supply list can be found Here

I love how I used the Raspberry Tea Collection and picked up the mauve of the papers and all the colours of my daughter's sweater. I loved that sweater!  There are many a picture with her in it!

I had originally intended to stitch with floss, to give the artisan shape background piece, but then the doilies came to mind and the colour and texture was perfect.  Once I started this layout, I could not stop.  The pieces just kept coming together and I am loving the results!  I hope you enjoy it too.