Saturday, May 28, 2011

Paper Marbling

This week over at APOS! it was my turn to have a tutorial. I wanted to show the girls how they can use liquid pearls in other ways besides straight from the bottle. I came across a great technique using shaving cream and liquid pearls to create a marble effect. For the tutorial head on over to APOS! and I will show you how I did it. As well I also used my mini mister and the liquid pearls to make them more of a liquid so I could paint my flowers to have the colours match my paper I made. The marbling was so easy my daughter was able to do it as well.

Here is the card I made using the marbling technique. It was so much fun I can't wait to use this technique on a layout.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

APOS! Online crop

Well it is time again for the monthly online crop. It will be happening this weekend - May 27th-29th. Diana will be hosting it this month and has lots of fun in store for us. So head on over right now and pick out your bingo words so you can play along. She hasn't revealed the theme yet but I bet you will be able to make a guess based on the list of bingo words.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Inspiration challenge time again!

It's Friday so you know what that means! Head on over to the APOS! forum and check out the challenge for this week. This week it will be Megan inspiring us. I can't wait to find out what she has in store for us!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Guess where I am right now

That's right - New York City!!! The hubby and I decided to have a mini vacation just the two of us for our 8th anniversary. We wanted to go someplace different. He has never been and it has been a very long time since I have been there. We are driving there and then will spend 3 days enjoying the city and hopefully taking in a broadway show. So until I get back there will be no more layouts posted. Once I get back though I have lots of crafting I need to get done so stay tuned for some more layouts. And of course lots of New York photos :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Inspiration challenge

There was another challenge over at APOS! to inspire us all to create. This time Michelle gave us the inspiration. She picked a George Strait song I Saw God today. I was inspired by this line in the song "stood there for a minute takin' the sky Lost in that sunset". I have had a picture of a sunset from our family vacation to New Brunswick since last August. I have wanted to do a layout with it and this was the inspiration I needed.

I used paper by Basic Grey and liquid pearls for my circle accent. The brads came from the same line of Basic Grey Hello Luscious. I scraplifted my layout from PrincessPea, one of the ladies from APOS! forum.

Monday, May 16, 2011

APOS! Scrapper of the Month

Kelsey (one of the APOS! inspiration team members) had the suggestion to bring back Scrapper of the Month. Each month on the 15th she is going to reveal who is scrapper of the month. At the beginning of the month she sends a message to the person selected for that month and asks several questions. Then on the 15th Kelsey reveals who it is along with her questions and some of her favourite layouts. What a great way to showcase the amazing talent there is over on the forums!

So I encourage you to head on over to the forums and check it out. Here is a direct link to the first Scrapper of the month!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

APOS! Inspiration Challenge

Last week I posted about the first Inspiration challenge over at APOS! Tammy used the Royal wedding as her inspiration and challenged us to create a layout (or layouts) with the Something Borrowed, Something New, Something old and Something Blue saying. Click here to take you right to the challenge. And don't forget to share your work!

Something borrowed - we were to scraplift a layout from the APOS! gallery ( I picked a layout by Jennypooh624)
Something New - my chipboard button
Something Old - floss I have had forever
Something blue - well you can tell what is blue :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

10 Things Tuesday

It's been a while since I did this and a great friend started up again on her blog so I decided I would play along. This week it is my top 10 favourite movies. These are in no particular order.

1. Pretty Woman - I loved that it was a modern twist on every girls fairy tale. Also I love Julia Roberts as an actress.

2. The Harry Potter movies - I clumped these together as I love them all! All the detail that goes into them, the imagination. I think they are just brilliant!

3. Transformers - I think I have seen this movie about 30 times and I will never get bored with it. I was not a big Transformers fan as as child but from the first time I watched this movie at the theatre I was hooked!

4. Finding Nemo - Who wouldn't love a Disney movie. Dory is the best!

5. The Wizard of Oz - What can I say it is a classic! I can't wait to show this movie to my daughter.

6. A Bugs Life - What a wonderful story of standing up to bullies. Heimlich (the catapillar) is my favourite character. Love him!

7. The Hangover - What can I say other than I need a good laugh every once and a while and this movie does exactly that. I can't wait for the 2nd one to come out

8. What Woman Want - Brilliant movie! If only all men could read our minds. LOL

9. The Lion King - The music is fantastic and I love the story. So by now can you tell I am a Disney fan. LOL

10. Monsters, Inc. - What can I say the child in me loves to watch the animated movies. And in doing research for this post I found out there will be a Monsters, Inc 2....can't wait!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Today had to be the best Mothers Day yet! I got breakfast in bed, showered with gifts (including beautiful homemade ones) and I finished it off with enjoying a nice dinner with my own Mom. The weather was beautiful and my kids were the cutest ever! I feel blessed each and every day to be married to my wonderful family and having two children who make me laugh, cry and smile. Now all I need to do is plan a Father's Day that is just as great!

I even managed to create a card for my Mom for Mothers Day. I used the Basic Grey Hello Luscious line. What a beautiful line!

Friday, May 6, 2011

APOS! Inspiration Challenge

The new team is officially now hard at work over at APOS! Tammy has issued the first challenge over at the forum and I think everyone should go check it out and show us what you got! I love where she got the inspiration for the challenge (The Royal Wedding) and I can't wait to get started on my layout. Click here to take you right to the challenge. And be sure to come check out my blog later on this weekend for my take on the challenge.

Until next time Happy Scrapping to you all!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My first all day crop!

Back in April I attended my first all day crop. I spent a couple of days getting stuff ready and as I wasn't sure what I should take and what I would leave at home. I had a blast and I hope I can make some more time to do more crops. The one I attended was a fundraiser for my children's school. I managed to get 3 layouts done in the 8 hours I was there. I of course did some talking and some shopping as well.

My first layout was a scraplift from the April 2011 Scrapbooks Etc magazine. I also found the instructions to do the large flower on the layout. It took me a bit of fiddling with the paper but I finally got it where I was happy with the outcome. I took a closeup picture of the flower.
This layout was inspired by a sketch from the Got Sketch blog by Valerie Salmon. As soon as I saw the sketch I knew what photos I wanted to use. I was able to use my scraps and kraft cardstock and embellished the scallop border with some of my I rock bling.
Lastly I used a sketch from the Scrapbooks Etc magazine for this layout. These pictures were taken last fall of the 2 men in my life playing with my son's new remote control cars. I used paper Echo Parks Little Boy line. It was just so perfect for the pictures.

Until next time Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Where does the time go?

Back in February my daughter turned 7. When thinking about what we would do for her party I came across a local company that sends out princesses, spiderman, and Demi Lovato look alikes. As soon as I told her she could have a Camp Rock party there was no going back. I ordered a Rock Princess cricut cartridge to make the invitations, party favour bags and banner and as soon as it arrived Sydney and I started working on everything. She was so excited to help me and I absolutely loved how everything turned out.

So I am finally getting around to posting pictures of everything that we did.

The invitation. I used my cuttlebug embossing folders and used one of the cuts from the Rock Princess cartridge.

The party favour bags. I used the Font from the Rock princess cartridge. It is too adorable with the hearts in it.

Lastly the banner. Again the font is from the Rock Princess Cartridge and I have shown a close-up so you can see that I embossed the letters.