Friday, October 30, 2009

I won!!!

Recently I participated in a kit challenge on one of my scrappy forums. We had to create 2 layouts and then our name would be put in for a draw to win a winter themed scrappy kit. Well I won!!! I can't wait to get my papers and embellishments. I will be picking them up on November 20th when I go stay with my good friend that was holding the challenge.

The first challenge was to scrap something that is a fall activity that my family does each year. I figured what better time then to scrap the pictures from our annual trip to "Boo in the Park" at Storybook Gardens. The kids love to get dressed up and do all of the activities they have planned. I had so much fun doing this page. I love the halloween paper from Bo bunny called Boo Crew.

The second challenge was to create a layout following a sketch but we had to use fall colours in our layout. I decided to scrap pictures from our trip to African Lion Safari in 2008. You can't really tell but I used Glimmer mist on the "W"s in the title. I am LOVING glimmer mist!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Halloween Joke book

I made a little Halloween joke book for my daughter last week. She absolutely loves it! It was super easy to make that I also made one for my nieces. I found the instructions on the 52 sketches...52 weeks website. There are so many cute things you could do with this little book.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Embellishment challenge

It is challenge week again for me and once again I had the task of coming up with an embellishment challenge. I decided I wanted to do something with flowers and came up with the idea of challenging everyone to make their own paper flowers. I love how mine turned out. It is also a great way to use up your scraps of paper. My whole layout was done with leftovers from a previous months design team papers. I found the idea for the flower here.

Don't forget to check out the other challenges for this week.

My layout

Closeup of my flower with some stickles added to make it glitter!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Star album instructions

So I have had a few people ask me how I made the album and if there were any instructions online for it. Well I am happy to say they are online and I thought I would let everyone know where I found them.

This website has great instructions. With the help from a scrappy friend (Thanks Carol!) I changed the size to 4x12, 4x10 and 4x8. You can use any mix of cardstock, patterned paper or just simply one or the other. I also went onto youtube and did a search for star album instructions. I found a series of them that walks you through all of the steps. If you scroll down to related videos you will see the rest of the steps.

So if you decide to make a star album don't forget to let me know and show me pictures. I would love to see what you create!

Monday, October 5, 2009

September DT reveal

The big reveal happened yesterday over at APOS and all of the ladies did a great job. This month we were given the Calypso paper by Bobunny. I absolutely love this paper! We were also given invisible paper by Heidi Swapp, a Tim holtz mask, background stamp by prima, and my minds eye rub ons. The Bobunny paper was the main part of the kit so I concentrated on that. I didn't get a chance to use the other things but I can't wait to use them on an upcoming layout. Our challenge this month was do to something other than a 12 x 12 layout or an altered item. As soon as I heard this I knew what I wanted to do. A star album! I have been wanting to try one for quite some time now but just couldn't get the courage up to try one for fear I would mess it up. Well let me say what an awesome book they are and it was so easy to do!

Don't forget to check out the other design team girls blogs. Valerie, Candace and Cori-lyn all did AWESOME canvases. Cheryl did some great 6x12 layouts and a circle one and Vicki did some great 8.5 x 11 layouts.

My cover for the album. I got out the flowers from one of the paper, used faux stitching and a rub on for the title.
A view of the top of the album.

All of the pages inside the book.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Embellishment challenge!

This week I had the embellishment challenge over at APOS. I wanted to do something that would get the girls over there thinking. I decided to have them embellish flowers. You can do things like use glitter mist, stickles, doodle on them, stamp on them...the ideas are endless.

So to check out my layout head on over to the APOS forum. While you are there check out the colour challenge by Candace and the product challenge by Vicki.