Monday, May 31, 2010

He Said She Said

I was making a card today and, because for some reason I cannot seem to be able to print on only half a sheet of paper, I made another page for my art journal too to print along with the card. ;) Am I the only one who tries to cover the most surface possible when printing one sheet of paper? :)

Paper from Orchid Elixir, Painted Grunge Papers, Chipper Chatter: Verbs, Vintage Paper Lace by Studio Tangie
Fonts: Dead secretary, SociaL AnimaL, Badaboom BB

Red River Paper polar matte
Glossy accents
Glue dots

And in case this page made you wonder - yes, I did have a good weekend - eventually. :)
The worst part of my weekend was having to wake up early this morning (a holiday!) to drive DH to the train station. Oh well. I stopped at AC Moore's on my way back home to buy some flowers and brads. ;)

As of now, my blog has widened to fit images 600 pixels wide. It was about time! :)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Something New

I was RAKed by Sylvie of Sausan Designs with a very lovely kit of hers, Hip!, so I finally took the plunge after drooling for months over the many creative art journal pages in the galleries all over digiland, and started my very own art journal. Of course it's my interpretation, so it's not over packed with stuff, but I really, really love these pages!

Hip! by Sausan Designs
Fonts: Eutemia I, Pea Summer Funkyness, Rebekah's Birthday, the King & Queen font, Pea Stacy's Doodle script and Le bain au milieu de la fin d'après-midi vers 17:49

Physical supplies:
Printed on Polar Matte by Red River Paper
Glossy accents used on the flower
Ranger Tim Holtz distress ink

Yes, I did my first hand stitching on a project ever, and I love how it turned out! (it took me forever though ;) ) You can't really tell from the picture but there's glossy accents on the flower. There's also a half-face of mine blended in the bottom right hand corner, not sure if you can see it. :)
I used a notebook with pages of about 4" - fairly small so you can't fill the page with tiny details, but it's so cute!
And here's the second page:

Hip! and newsletter freebie by Sausan Designs
Font: Pea Olson

Physical supplies:
Printed on Polar Matte by Red River Paper
Ranger Tim Holtz distress ink

The orange color on this page is not digi - it's distress ink mixed with water. So cool!

I'm so excited about this new project! :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

In the Garden

There's one kit in Mari Koegelenberg's guest store at Miss Tiina's that I haven't shown you yet, and let me tell you: it's a good one!

The papers in this kit are amazing!! And like her whole store at Miss Tiina's, this kit is 50% off for the rest of the month!
I used it to scrap a page about my mom's visit (this is day 9, and no, I haven't scrapped days 2-8 yet, but I thought this kit was just perfect for this pic! ;) ):

In the Garden by Mari Koegelenberg Creations
Photo action by Pioneer Woman

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Few Challenges

I am (slowly) scrapping my mom's visit. Here's another part of her first day:

Template by wm[squared] designs Shopaholic mini and add-on by Plum Dumpling Designs
Kraft paper from Background Essentials by Jennifer Barrette
Stitches from Stitch Me Up: Combo by Chelle's Creations
Photo actions by Pioneer Woman and Totally Rad
Font: CK mini

I did this for the Tuesday Template challenge at ScrapMatters. I rarely use templates, but I really liked using this one!

I also made a card for today's It's in the Cards challenge and I really LOVE how my card turned out!

Template by Julie (Juliemomof4)
Kiss That Frog by Britt-ish Designs and DeCrow Designs
Font: CK mini
Red River Paper polar matte
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress ink Peeled Paint
Ranger Cotton Candy Stickles
Glue dots
BBP strass adhesifs

And here's a detail of the froggie and all the stickles:

I also entered this for a contest going on at Tim Holtz's blog. That man is such an inspiration! I've been expanding my techniques (and supplies too, LOL!) ever since I found his blog back in December.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Loving Purple Right Now!

Mari Koegelenberg has another, gorgeous kit at Miss Tiina's (she's guesting there this month) - and it's 50% off as is her whole store there!!

I am loving purple lately - and I bought this lovely t-shirt on the recent shopping spree with my mom:

Calypso and alpha (recolored) from I Luv U by Mari Koegelenberg Creations
Font: DJB Jennifer Script 1
Photo actions by Totally Rad

Love it!

So, today is my 3rd wedding anniversary, but sadly DH is out of town and I'm having a super-busy week at work - cannot wait for it to be over!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Animal Mobile

Happy Saturday! I'm here to share my project for the May ScrapMatters newsletter. This was so much fun to make! However, taking a picture of the completed project was not fun at all: I didn't have enough light, and all the animals kept moving around! Ugh! Here's the best shot I could get:

Giraffe and bird from Animal Kingdom by Britt-ish Designs
Frog from Kiss That Frog by Britt-ish Designs and DeCrow Designs
Turtle and seagull from Fish Are Friends by Britt-ish Designs
Bunny: shape from Sunshine and Daffodils (elements) by Sahlin Studio, paper from Animal Kingdom by Britt-ish Designs and pompom from Easter Salutations by Britt-ish Designs and Studio Tangie
Fish from More Fish Friends by Britt-ish Designs
Elephant from Land of Fantasy by Britt-ish Designs and Sahlin Studio

I used several kits by Britt-ish Designs to find the adorable animals for my project.

It looks so much better in person. When I finished it, DH said it turned out much better than he expected (ha, thanks for the vote of confidence!). I'll take that as a compliment, anyway. :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sweet & Simple kit

This month's Sweet and Simple kit by Gina Marie Huff was put in the store late, but let me tell you: it was worth the wait! It is so huge and fabulous!

I used it to start scrapping my mom's visit, and I really love how these pages have turned out! ;)

Sweet and Simple kit #5 papers, elements and alpha by Gina Marie Huff
Fonts: Century Gothic, CK Mini

Template by Roadside Designs
Sweet and Simple kit #5 papers, elements and alpha by Gina Marie Huff
Font: CK Mini
Photo actions by My Four Hens Photography

Sweet and Simple kit #5 papers, elements and alpha by Gina Marie Huff
Font: CK Mini
Photo actions by My Four Hens Photography

Yes, we has snow on Mother's Day! It was only a dusting. We had really poor weather when my mom was here, it was pretty cold! Oh well, we had a great time anyway! :)
I have a lot more pictures to scrap about her visit, so be prepared to see them soon! :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

What's Cooking?

Mari Koegelenberg has an adorable new kit out today - and with a husband who is a great cook, I couldn't be happier to have this kit! ;)

The papers in this kit are stunning!!!!! She also has a great set of printables - perfect to make a recipe book!

Check out the great examples Mari posted on her blog - these printables are fantastic!

And the best news is that they're both 30% off today and tomorrow!
Here's a page I did with this lovely kit:

What's Cooking by Mari Koegelenberg Creations
Gel action by Atomic Cupcake
Photo actions by My Four Hens Photography
Fonts: Pea Olson, Le bain au milieu de la fin d'après-midi vers 17:49

On a personal note, my mom's visit ended Monday, so I'm back to my usual routine - and some scrapping  too! ;) I've been scrapping a few pages about her visit and I'll post them here tomorrow. :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Mari Koegelenberg has a collab with Nicole of Sugarplum Paperie out today and I'm totally in love with it!!!

I love the colors and all those pretty elements!!
I am on a scrapping break (my mom is visiting so I don't have any scrapping time) but I know I'll be using this kit as soon as she leaves - it's perfect for a mom&me page!
The kit is 30% off right now, so grab it quick! ;)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!
I am very happy that my mom is actually visiting right now and spending Mother's Day together is just an added bonus!

Here's my Mother's Day Card (featured in the April ScrapMatters newsletter):

Happy Go Lucky by Jennifer Barrette

If you aren't signed up for the newsletter yet, you can do it here!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

An EZ Kit (or 2..)

Are you all scrapped out after iNSD? I hope not! ;) Stop by at ScrapMatters for an iNSD after-party! There are some fun games planned!

Erica Zane has a new kit out and it's goooorgeous!

Here's my page with it (I did it for today's Saturday Special challenge on blending):

Lean and Green and EZ Date Spots by Erica Zane

And here's another page I did with another kit of hers that I love:

I did this for yesterday's Roadmap to Scrap challenge:

EZ Breezy and Paint splat from EZ Elegance by Erica Zane
Font: SS Whimsy
Photo action by My Four Hens Photography

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Queen of Scrap 2010

Keep scrolling for the ScrapMatters iNSD blog train!

I don't know if you've noticed (so many games and contests going on for iNSD!) but the Queen of Scrap competition has started at ScrapMatters! It's seriously the craziest and funniest contest ever. And the best way to get many LOs done during the month of May.

I loved so much playing last year and earning a Princess crown, that even though I cannot run for the title since I'm on the CT, I still want to play along and post my pages with the contestants.
So if you haven't signed up yet, check out the QOS section in the forum and come join us! ;)
And since the 40% sale is still on today and tomorrow, it's the perfect time to stock up on some great kits to use this month. ;)

OK, now I have 2 more pages to show you done using Jennifer Barrette's gorgeous iNSD grab bag (only available until tomorrow, then all the items will be unpacked and sold separately!).

The World Smiles With You kit and Just Smile alpha from the NSD Grab Bag and Big Stamp Alpha by Jennifer Barrette
Font: Pea Madsen

Background essentials from the NSD Grab Bag, Happy Go Lucky and stitches from Dandelion Wishes by Jennifer Barrette
Screw from Galactic Alliance by Britt-ish Designs
Font: SS Whimsy

OK, that's all I have to show for now! ;) Have a nice day!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Grab the Grab Bags!!!

Keep scrolling for the ScrapMatters blog train!
ETA: Sale at ScrapMatters 40% extended until Thursday May 6!!

I hope everyone enjoyed this great iNSD weekend! I sure have, even though I wasn't feeling 100% well so I didn't get as much done as I wanted to. But still, I really enjoyed all the fun games, crazy sales and chats going on!
And there's more good news:

This is seriously THE BEST DEAL all over digi-land!

Also, the grab bags are for sale until Thursday, so if you haven't done so yet, I highly recommend you stock up on them fast, because they're all packed with fabulous products and they're such an amazing deal!
I played with 3 more grab bags this weekend, so I'm off to show you what I did.
First off, Jenn Barrette's grab bag. I only used one kit for now, but more pages are coming for sure because this bag is packed with goodies! Check out the detailed previews in the store!

When You Smile and Just Smile alpha from the NSD Grab Bag by Jenn Barrette

Then I also started playing with Sahlin Studio's grab bag and once again I haven't used all that's in here!

Green and pink papers from Sunshine and Daffodils (papers) by Sahlin Studio; Vintage Worn & Torn Papers, Embossed Frames and Everyday Wordart from Sahlin Studio (i)NSD '10 Grab Bag
Font: Pea Olson
Photo action by My Four Hens Photography

Finally, Erica Zane + Denise Beatty Original's grab bag is just stunning!! Check out the reveal in the previews in the store, but let me tell you: it has THREE (fabulous) alphas and for an alpha junkie like me this means total success! ;) I made 3 pages so far:

Lazy Days-E by Erica Zane from the ]EZ-DBO iNSD Grab Bag by Erica Zane and Denise Beatty Originals
Staple from What Say? by Erica Zane
Photo action by My Four Hens Photography

Lazy Days-E by Erica Zane from the EZ-DBO iNSD Grab Bag by Erica Zane and Denise Beatty Originals
Font: JH Kari font - Designs by Jeni Hopewell
Photo action by My Four Hens Photography

EZ Elegance by Erica Zane and Cut It Out alpha by Denise Beatty Originals from the EZ-DBO iNSD Grab Bag by Erica Zane and Denise Beatty Originals
Font: JH Kari font - Designs by Jeni Hopewell

Have a nice week!

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Keep scrolling for the ScrapMatters blog train!

I hope you're all enjoying this iNSD weekend! I haven't been feeling too well today, but I still spent some time browsing forums and galleries, playing games and shopping of course! ;)
I wanted to show you this adorable mini by Mari Koegelenberg because it's 50% off right now:

I looooved using it to make this page:

Celebrate by Mari Koegelenberg Creations

iNSD Blog Train!

Happy iNSD everyone and welcome to the next stop in the ScrapMatters blog train! I hope you enjoy all the festivities we planned at ScrapMatters - make sure to check out the special iNSD section in the forum to make sure you don't miss out on all the fun!

The iNSD mega-collab at SM this weekend is called Moments that Matter and the whole theme of our celebration is all about those moments in our lives that really matter. This kit is free if you spend $20 in the store and if you spend $30 you also get an amazing set of hybrid printables!

Before sharing my freebie, I wanted to share a little story with you. I don't know about you, but I have a hard time fitting in my scrapbooking hobby with my busy life; but scrapping my memories is so important to me that I'll never give it up. Still, my husband complains ofter of all my computer time... ;) Anyway, I made a hybrid mini album to celebrate our 10th dating anniversary last summer as a gift to my husband:

Gretchen, Date Stamped and Minnie Alpha by Britt-ish Designs

He liked it very much. But I didn't realize how much he really liked it until a few months later, when we were talking about gifts and I asked him what was the best gift he got from me in all the time we've been together. And of all the gifts I gave him through the years (and there were expensive ones and ones he really wished for like his piano!) but he said his favorite of all was the 10 years mini album. So make sure you scrap the big and little moments of your life. It really matters!

And here's the frame cluster I created for you with the Moments that Matter collab:

I hope you like it! :) Make sure to leave me a comment if you download! Thanks for your interest, this freebie has now expired!

Now it's time to keep riding the blog train! You should have arrived here from Tanya's blog and your next stop is Jenny's blog. If you're lost, check out the ScrapMatters blog. Have a great iNSD!