Saturday, April 22, 2017

Mixed media scrapbook page

This is the first time I've used mixed media on my scrapbook layout.  I was inspired by Evi, from Life with Evi's youtube channel.  I have to say I love the look of mixed media, (thanks to Evi and Kati), but I have been terrified to try.  This picture has already been scrapped in one of my other albums so I figured I would give it a try. The embellishments are pretty simple, they came from a chipboard collection I received at the Crop and Create in Cornwall a year or two ago.  I used water colour paint from Michaels.  The pattern paper is from 3 different 6 x 6 packs I had lying around.  I used my typecast typewriter by WRMC.  I also used my Cricut to cut the word Bro's.  I used Gesso on the white paper and then just splattered paint, drying the paper between each colour.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Happy anniversary card

This is the card I made for my parents anniversary this year. The card was made using stampin up ups a daisy stampset,  I used one colour of ink and I stamped off to make the two-tone affect the card was very simple I  just added some pattern card stock to the base added some dollar store ribbon and stamped the sentiment which was from a Inkadoo stampset.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Birthday Cake Card

This card was another card I made for a co-worker who celebrated a birthday last week.  The scallop border was from Art Philosophy, and the legs for the cake stand came from Stretch your Imagination, (I used the slice feature to get just the legs and not the rest of the image. I then just make rectangles and used a corner rounder to round the corners of the cake pieces.  The sentiment came from Stampin Up.  The papers used were from an old 6 x 6 paper pack.  Sequins and jewels were from the dollar store.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Nifty Fifty Birthday

Well April is a busy month at work.  I had 3 people having birthdays.
The last birthday was for my former boss, he changed positions in the corporation but still works out of my office.  I don't know about you but I have such a hard time with male cards.  I went on a youtube hunt for inspiration and found a card by Edna Marie.  The link to her video is below.

This was simple to make.  I used stampin up black card stock, and then the rest of the paper was from recollections.  I used a stampset from the dollar store for the sentiments on the card.  I have to say I am quite impressed, I paid $2.00 for this set, and I love it. Ink was from My Pink Stamper.

The card base is 7 X 4.75 (I messed up on the measurements).  For the musical notes I covered them in glossy accents.

Here is the video

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Easter treat boxes.

Hi Everyone,

Wow its been over a month since I've posted anything.  I have a ton of photo's to make and post.  Since Easter is next week I thought I'd start with some of the Easter things I've been making.

The first up is the Fry box.  For this box I used the Tags Bags Boxes and More 2 cartridge.  From basic shapes I used the circle and created a circle and the ovals.  I also used from Art Philosophy the scalloped circle for the bunny tail, I cut the leaves from creative bug.  I stamped the box with stampin up hardwood stamp in soft suede. I inked the edges of all the bunny pieces with soft suede and then added two layers of glitter glue to the tail.

I used flowers from the dollar store and some brads.

My children did find this size of box to be too small, so I did create the treat box in a bigger size.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Granddaughters Birthday

This is another card from my Stampin Up workshop with Janice Wardrop.  I originally wondered who I would give this card to as I didn't think I would use it, but this is the perfect card for my 7 year old granddaughter.  This card was quick and a lot of fun to put together.

Friday, February 24, 2017

For you Card -- Stampin Up

Here is a card we made at a workshop with Janice Wardrop.
I didn't think I would like this stampset when I saw it in the book but I really like this card.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Wedding Album -- page 24

Here is the final page of the Wedding Album.  I have to say I ran out of steam on this album, not because of the amount of work to complete it, but because the couple is no longer together.  Even though they are separated, the grandmother still wanted the album for her granddaughter.  I chose a black and white picture and a simple picture of a flower.  I embellished with one of the cutouts from one of the paper packs I was using and the sandal was a card from the wedding shower.
I gave the album to the grandmother who loves it, unfortunately it is too painful for her daughter to look at.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wedding Album -- page 23

Nearing the end, only one more page after this page.  I through this page in as the album had one more page that I wanted to be the final page.  I just chose a paper background and stuck the picture down.  I embellished with sequence and the me and you banner that came from the Flea Market chipboard package.
I will post the final page tomorrow.

Wedding Album -- page 22

Page 22 of the wedding album was all about the photo booth.  It was simple, just a few cricut cuts, I used the bow tie, glasses and cat face from Party Photo Props, the speech bubble came from gypsy wanderings.
I used Thickers for the title and the camera came from a chipboard package called Flea Market from crate paper.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wedding Album -- page 20 & 21

Page 20 & 21 are pocket pages.  The bride gave me some items she wanted to keep with the album.  I decided I would make pocket pages for these items.  I decorated with some lace at the top of the page and I used some vines from Creative Memories.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wedding Album -- page 18 & 19

Page 18 and 19 are just candid shots from the wedding reception.  I used a tear ruler to try and simulate sand on the beach.  the embellishments came from a paper pack I was working with.  The stickers for the title were creative memories stickers.

Wedding Album -- page 17

Here is page 17, it matches page 16. the title comes from an old creative memories wedding kit.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Wedding Album -- page 16

This is page 16 of the Wedding Album.  Very simple I used silver striped cardstock as the background and layered it with black then silver again to mount the photo.  I used some flowers from my stash and some embellishments I had.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Butterfly Birthday

Here is a card I made for a co-worker's upcoming birthday.  The cut for the card came from Martha Stewart, Elegant cake art, and was cut at 2.7" in width, I cut two of the top layers and I added Wink of Stella to it.  They layout for the card is from Cardz Tv, and this was a challenge this week to make a card using one of the birthday sketches.

Wedding Album -- Page 15

Page 15 is a continuation of page 14, the The title from page 14 was thickers, love the gold crinkle.  The paper on these two pages all came from the same paper pack but sorry I don't remember the name.  The Promise and the Love came from the same paper pack.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Wedding Album -- Page 14

This is Page 14 of the Wedding Album.  Very simple it is titled Family and centers around the Bride and Groom and their Daughter.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Wedding Album -- Page 13

Page 13 is the cutting of the cake.  I fussy cute the rest of the flowers that were on Page 12, then I simply added the photo, the washi tape and cut the title from the Simply Charmed cartridge.

Wedding Album -- page 12

Page 12 is the cake cutting.  I kept this simple again, I fussy cut a flower from a scrapbook pad, I just loved the flower on the page and wanted to use it, but I didn't want the whole page.  The cake was cut from the Tie the Knot cartridge.  Other than that the only other embellishment was washie tape.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Wedding Album -- Page 11

Page 11 was introducing the Husband and Wife.  I again embellished with the heart doily.  I kept it very simple with just the title Mr & Mrs cut from the Tie the Knot cricut cartridge, and an embellishment from the paper pack I used on the last two pages.

Wedding Album -- page 10

Page 10 was all about the Kiss, the Heart cut came from the cricut cartridge Home Decor and the Kiss cut came from Tie the Knot.  I just welded letters together for "the".  I embellished with a heart doily and a card for the bride to Journal on.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Spinner Birthday Card

Here is a card I made for a co-workers birthday.  This co-worker had recently suffered a concussion during a hockey game when he tripped and flew into the boards head first.
He is also a Sens fan, so of course I had to make it a Montreal Puck (a piece of chocolate, that I stuck between the hockey sticks).
The sticks were cut on my cricut, and the ice surface was drawn with markers on my Expression2, I used CTMH texture tools to create scuffs on the rink boards.  I love the interactive card, they always scared me, but they are really very simple.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Owl Valentines card

I watched a video this morning where spyrorocks346 was making a valentines card from a Lori Whitlock cut file.  I really liked the design so I decided to give the design a try with cut files from cricut.  Quite a few cartridges were used to make this card.
The card is a 5.5 x 5.5, the pattern paper I used was printed on my Imagine, I used the Mr. Frosty cartridge and the candycane hearts, I cut the owls from Create a Critter two and welded the base to a rectangle from basic shapes, the hearts were from basic shapes and I welded them to two squares, the branch was cut from Give a Hoot, the Love border was cut from Gypsy Wandering, and the I Love you was from Tags Bags Boxes and more.
Thanks to spyrocks346 and Lori Whitlock for your inspiration for this card.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wedding Album -- page 9

This was the second page in the double page layout that went with page 8, the embellishments again are simple, this came from Auntie Em's scrapbooking store in Cornwall, which i purchased at the crop and create in cornwall this past September.  I failed to mention that on pages 8 and 9 I also used some washi tape that I purchased from Michaels.

Wedding Album -- page 8

This page was very simple, embellishments came from a Crop and Create weekend I attended in Cornwall Ontario 2 years ago.  The rings came from a 3d sticker pack from the dollar store.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wedding Album -- page 7

this is the second part of the double page layout with page 6, again I used part of the brides dress as an embellishment running down the page, I used the word LOVE from the cricut cartridge Tie the Knot.

Wedding Album -- page 6

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Wedding Album -- page 5

Page 4 is part of the double layout for page 4, I used an old CM cut for the Wedding Party, and one of the cuts for the paper pack I was using.

Wedding Album -- page 4

This is page 4 of the Wedding Album.
The page was simple, I used tone on tone paper and some woven ribbon.  I used a violet for the mat to match the bridesmaids dresses.  I kept it simple with just one butterfly and a tag for the bride to journal in.
This page was dedicated to the wedding party.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Wedding Album -- page 3

Here is the third page of the Wedding Album.  Man I hate the fact that I don't remember what cartridges the images came from,  I believe this was from the Sweetheart Album.

Wedding Album - page 2

The Bride,

For the wedding shower I had given the bride the scrapbook and told her my gift to her was the album and that I would complete the album for her.  I put a Bride and Groom page in the book with no photo's.  Here is the bride page.  Inspiration for this page came from youtube faithabigaledesigns.

I used the Wedding cartridge on this layout.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wedding Album -- page 1

The last week of September I started working on my neighbours daughter's wedding album.  I haven't wanted to post any of the pages because I was afraid she might see them.  Last weekend I finished the album and so now I can post the pictures.