Wednesday, November 09, 2011

New Scrapbook Memory Kit for November 2011

Well, I thought it was time to finally post to my blog again. So it would warrant something exciting to talk about. How about a new kit?

Yes, that's right. On November 19th, I will be releasing a new scrapbook kit. It features SEI Silver Valley. I love SEI. Here are the pictures of the sample layouts.

Also this month you can participate in another great scrapbooking event. Ecole Mountainview and I are working together once again to bring you a fundraising crop for their PAC. It is November 19th, coincidentally the same day as the kit release. You can attend the crop or stop by to pick up your new kit.

As an added bonus, when you purchase this months kit you can get as many of the previous kits as you like for only $10 each. It's a great deal.

Happy Scrapbooking and see you all soon. Tracey

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

A Big Birthday Card

Ever need a card where tons of people can sign it? Well one of the girls at work was having a birthday and I needed a card for 30 people to put in their well wishes, so I created this baby. Actually my Silhouette created it and then I embellished it. I have I told you how much I love my Silhouette. It's pretty much the best toy I ever bought for my scrapbooking and card making.
This first picture is of it all together.

I wanted it to have swirly embossing and it wouldn't fit in my Cuttlebug, so I got creative. I finally found a use for my rolling pin. I don't bake so I might as well craft with it. I put the card in the embossing folder, placed that on a silicone pad (probably could have used a mouse pad) and then rolled really, really hard with the rolling pin. I have to do this twice since the card it so wide across the top. Then I chalked the top or "frosting swirls" all over. Then I stickled the swirls using "Frosted Lace" and added blue rhinestones.
The tag was cut using my Silhouette as well. I cut the banner twice once in black and then again in green, but before I cut the green I put the words "hey cupcake" in the banner to that they would be cut out and the black would show through. The cherry is part of the original cupcake. I just added a pearl where the highlight should be. Happy birthday is heat embossed.
The cupcake holder is where the real work began. I started by scoring lines to make it ripply (is that a word?) Then I took three colours of cardstock and used the Cuttlebug swiss dot folder on them. Once that was done it was time for my circle punches. I used four sizes and randomly punched each colour. All the dots in the top wave are the same size and I put rhinestones in the centre of each one, except the very middle one. I put a pearl there.

Well, there is another creation finished and given. I have a couple of swap cards to post next. I'll try not to be a stranger and post those fairly soon.

Until next time.


Monday, April 05, 2010

My First Mojo Monday

Mojo Monday 133

I am pretty pleased with myself. I have been following Mojo Monday for quite awhile and I finally decided that I was going to do one and post it. So here goes.....

This is the sketch.

And this is what I came up with. This was actually one of my It's all in the Cards kit. Unfortunately this one isn't available anymore, but I really liked it and it worked out well with Mojo 133. The pattern paper is by Basic Grey and Autumn Leaves. Of course I used Cuttlebug embossing folders, because I love them.

Anyway I hope you like this card and you really should check out Mojo Monday's. I think I am quickly becoming a fan. I know you will too.

And I promise to try and post more often.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Another Valentine's Day Card

I made this card for my Mom for Valentine's day. It's a simple card and is actually much more impressive in real life. This cute little fairy is from Paper Makeup stamps and I think she is just adorable. There are many wonderful stamps over at Paper Makeup and I think I am well on my way to collecting them all.
Anyway, back to the card. I rounded two of the corners and the base is on Bazzill Swiss Dot in Salt. My Mom loves Swiss Dot. I used water colour crayons on the Lauren in Love fairy and of course I added some sparkle to her wings. And yes, I cut the heart vine with my Silhouette. I also took a black Zig and drew in the hearts just to add a bit more definition. All in all the card didn't take a huge amount of time by card making standards. About an hour I think.

Check back tomorrow and you can see the roses I made and I'll give you the link to the directions so that you can make your own.

Oh, and the countdown is on we now have 11 days until the Ecole Kiti K'shan PAC fundraiser. Have you registered yet?


Monday, February 15, 2010

A Valentine Creation

Happy Monday! I know I'm a day late with posting a Valentine card, but since I was giving it to my daughter I thought that maybe she should see it before all of you. So let me tell you about the card a bit. First I don't know where I got the dancing bear stamp from. I have had it since I start scrapbooking and I turned it into a cling stamp and now I can't tell anything about it other than it is cute. And you can't tell from the picture, but she has stickles on the bodice and two of the tutu layers.
I am sure you all recognize the cut out shape being the negative space from a SU top note die. I put it on dimensionals and adhered it to the front of the card. Now the card has a shadow box appearance.

Once again I was playing with my silhouette. The background swirl and hanging hearts are one of the amazing downloads you can get for it. And finally I added a few pearls for a bit of fun.

I have two more Valentine creations to show you as the week goes on, so make sure you check back.


Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine Creations

Have I told you how much I love my Silhouette.  My daughter and I made some Valentines for her class. It was soooooo easy. I decided to use a Valentine treat box and ungroup it and take two of the layered hearts. I cut the colours (Bazzill Fussy and Glass Slipper)and then my daughter glued the layers back together. For a final touch she added a heart sticker to the center. Rather than adding candy we chose to add pink and red glitter pencils. It probaby took an hour to make and address the cards.

It wasn't a huge project and it really didn't take too long, but we completed it together and she was happy with the final product. I love being crafty with my little girl.  We hope you are inspired to do a simple Valentine's project with your little cuties.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

An Oldie, but a Goodie

Talk about taking a long time to post a picture. I made this card for Father's day 2009. All the products used were Making Memories Animal Crackers. I thought the sentiment of "king of the jungle" was pretty close to describing the atmosphere in my house some days. It's busy. It's crazy. And sometimes very loud and wild, most days I wouldn't have it any other way.

What I like best is although the line was designed more for baby boy's with a bit of creativity it works with other ideas. Check back again to see what else has been created.