Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Can't wait for June 1st!

Well, okay that is a bit mellow dramatic but I am really anxious for it's arrival. That is because it is the release for Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine's summer edition.  I am so excited to see my cover challenge layout and those of the other top 5.  I just received this in the mail yesterday as the sponsor product prize package from Savvy n'Sassy sent back with my layout and just had to share it. 

Such a generous package of scrappy goodness!  My daughter and I had fun opening it and marvelling at the items. The KaiserCraft's family tree is spectacular and will make a fabulous gift.  I will definitely have some fun with the adorable 3 Bugs in A Rug "Spread Your Wings" Caboodle kit. Perfect for the birdie lover in me!  And check out the gorgeous pile of coordinating trims.  Could a girl ask for more?!  I am smiling from ear to ear.  Thanks to both Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine and Savvy n'Sassy!

Now starts the eager daily stalking of my mailbox awaiting the magazine's arrival.  Now you know why...I  can't wait for June 1st!


Friday, May 20, 2011

MME Blog Card Sketch Challenge #23

This was a fun card sketch for May from My Mind's Eye blog challenge #23.  Here I flipped the sketch in my take:

Supplies: patterned paper and chipboard (My Mind's Eye), cardstock (Bazzill), marker (Sharpie), border punch (Fiskars, flower jewels (CTMH, glitter glue (Hampton Arts), pen (Staedtler)

Tons of MME Fine and Dandy pattern papers and chipboard layering, inking, faux stiching, border punching and a little bling to top off this cute little birdie card.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Prima Palette Cards

So I oowed and ahhed over the April Prima Palette in my last post but there is more to share.  While I was waiting for the Glimmer Mist to dry on the lace before adhering it to my layout, I decided to make some cards with the scraps.  Once I started it was hard to stop and I ended up using every single itty bitty scrap and some of my stash.  I totally was in the zone and lost track of time into the wee hours of the morning.  In all I ended up with 8 cards in a variety of sizes.

I made this birthday one for my sister-in-law's special day.

Then I made a bunch of thank you and a couple of congratulations cards.

As you can see, I was thoroughly inspired and I have Prima to thank for sparking this creative frenzy!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Prima April Colour Palette

Oh my! ... such luscious inspiration could be found in Prima's Picks for April.

I fell in love with not only the Prima Palette but also the design and whimsical feel of the Prima Picks photo.  It became my inspiration for this layout of my daughter's post performance dance photo from 2008.

Bits and pieces all bursting with fun and fresh colours and, of course, the requisite flowers, butterflies, and bling, were all part of the look I was going for with this one.

The ruffled lace technique under the photo was inspired by my friend Tanya's lace ruffle on her Nook April Inspiration Class layout. I just love the dimensional effect it gives along with the textured flock of the Prima teal-turquoise coloured patterned paper.

Some inking and creative stamping techniques, I rotated the edge of a damask stamp to create the border stamp brush effect, and some Glimmer Mist for a little sparkle on the orange butterflies completes the look.