Saturday, August 27, 2011

Magenta Sketch Challenge #24

This month's Magenta Sketch Challenge #24 features a classic card design.  You can find all the details over at the Magenta blog.

Here is my take:

Supplies: patterned paper, corrugated buttons (Magenta), wht cardstock (Bazzill), craft cardstock, stamp & ink (CTMH), punches (Fiskars, Stampin' Up)

I cut out different strips from the patterned paper from both sides and I used the corrugated buttons as a mini frame to highlight the fussy cut butterflies.  I inked all the edges to make define everything and make it pop.

Be sure to get in on this sketch.  You need only use at least 1 Magenta item in order to participate and then you have a chance to win more.  If your LSS doesn't carry Magenta, they have an online store too. 


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Nook Virtual Crop Challenge

I am not a fast scrapper and thus having limited time to scrap this past weekend, I got this layout done after the end of the crop.  For me the scrapping is an expercise in speed or getting layouts and cards done, it is for creative process and art.  I will slowly pick away at a few of the other great challenges over the next bit that I readily had ideas and photos for.

Here is LG's Challenge #1. She chose to make a sketch the inspiration.

Here is my take on it:

Supplies: cardstock, patterned papers, cardstock stickers, liquid glass, stamp, ink, liquid glass (CTMH), pen (Signo), jewels (SandyLion)

The photo is of Hadley... the newest addition to the extended family.  Thanks Carol for letting me scrap your cutie!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

MME Challenge #26

Totally inspired by the Elizabethian attire from The Nook's Shakespearean Crop so for this month's MME Sketch Challenge #26, I used the So Sophie collection from MME. 

Supplies: patterned papers, dimensional sticker, vinyl sticker (MME), punch (Recollections), dressform cardboard (Pink Paislee), lace, pearls (Prima, Dollarama), glitter foam letters (American Crafts), glitter mini letters (Making Memories), flowers (Petaloo), ink (CTMH)

This photo was a candid shot that I got before my daughter noticed I had the camera when she was fishing at the cottage.  She had such a model sort of pose and when I was reviewing my pictures of that day, this photo struck me as her looking soooo much older than 11 years old.  The journaling says it all... if this is 11, I am a bit afraid of what 16 will look like!

Lots of distressing, inking, crumpling, punching and layers.


Friday, August 19, 2011

Nook Virtual Crop

It is not too late to get in on the action!  Check out the Nook's Shakespeare inspired weekend crop:


Come play, have fun, get inspired!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

It's official!!!

I am part of the Magenta design team! Today it is official over at Magenta.  So stoked to be apart of it and a Canadian company to boot!  They have some really neat products and since I am a lover of stamping and chipboard, I am so looking forward to this adventure.


Monday, August 15, 2011

A little Magenta Style

I had a chance to get to Barrie and my LSS Scraps of Joy before I travelled to southern Ontario.  I picked up a few Magenta products while I was there.  I like to support the brick and mortar stores as I want them to continue to exist because nothing beats being able to see products in person.  Which is why I support LSS stores when I can.  Needless to say, I also scrapbook store shopped during my vacation.  While I was away, I got to do a little scrapping and here is what I was inspired to create with the Magenta stuff and some photos of my daughter clowning around and making faces...

Supplies: patterned paper, fabric and cork (Magenta), chipboard letters (BasicGrey), fabric letters (American Crafts), stamps (CTMH & Clear Dollar Stamps), Tiim Holtz Distress Ink (Rangers), twine (Jillibean Soup), leaf pins (Maya Road), pen (Steadtler)

For this one, I used a fall themed patterned paper, fabric as a photo matte and I stamped and fussy cut acorns of various sizes, to highlight my nutty theme.

Supplies: patterned paper, chipboard and photo corner stickers (Magenta), blk cardstock (Bazzill), wht cardstock,blk ink & chalk (CTMH), org. ink & butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), glimmer mist (Tattered Angels), glitter (Doodlebug), chipboard letters (BasicGrey), foam glitter letters (American Crafts), border punch (EK Success), jewels and flower sequins (Dollarama), pen (Creative Memories)

This one was a lot of fun.  I sprayed, inked, glittered and chalked the chipboard flowers.  I used the Peel Off photo corner stickers to create the pink flower centres by connecting the four straight edges in the centres.  Some fussy cutting, use of punches and lots of black edging make this layout pop.

With these layouts, I finally scrapped some of my photo stash showing some of her silly side.  Love the fun results and more importantly, so does Alex!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Introducing "The Colour Suite"


There are still a few days to take part in the new monthly colour challenge over at Scrapbook and Cards Today.  Called The Colour Suite it is hosted by scrapbooker extraordinaire Summer Fullerton. You have until their August 15th reveal to enter for July's wonderful colour scheme.



Sunday, August 7, 2011

Yah Baby!

It has been a nutty week.  Some out of the ordinary family chaos and as some of you know, I am dealing with my cell phone being thrown out at my local grocery store.  I kid you not! So receiving some happy emails definitely lifts a girl's spirits.  On Thursday, I received an encouraging email that I had made it to the second level of a selection process.  Fingers still crossed for that one. But the one that has me beaming from ear to ear is the email I just received from Jackie Ludlage requesting a layout for the Winter edition of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.  Doing my happy dance!