Sunday, August 16, 2009


Just completed another layout. After Matthew's trip to the zoo he was totally bagged. I had to do a follow up to use these pictures. This used the Basic Grey "Archaic" line of papers.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Oops! Pics accidently got deleted

Most recent quilting projects

These are just a few of my quilting projects - the most recently completed ones. A rather wild flannelette rag quilt, an Iris wallhanging made from hand painted fabrics I did at a workshop and did thread painting, and some border collie placemats. Opps, forgot about the totebag I just made too. Need to take a minute a photograph it.

San Diego Zoo

Just finished the double page layout. Really liked working with these papers from Basic Gray - Granola line. Used 4 layers of letters I cut using MM Slice and stacked them to give dimension and look like chipboard letters. Inked all edges with "pinecone" to blend it all. Even dirtied ribbon and inked buckle to have them blend better as well.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy "Wonderful" Birthday

My latest card creation using Penny Black's Wonderful stamp collection. I also used Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder and Happy Birthday mini embossing folder on the card. Spellbinder Nestabilities scalloped oval and plain oval were used to frame the stamped image which I hand coloured using copic markers. I also stamped and coloured an image on the inside of the card as well as on the envelope.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Hungry Ducks and Boys and Toys

Just finished the "Boys and Toys" layout using 3 Bugs in a Rug "Island" collection. The "Hungry Ducks" layout used Basic Grey's "Marakech line. Matthew loves to go and feed the ducks and have a Mommy and Me day and also loves to spend time with his Dad playing.
*click on image to enlarge

First Car and First Birthday

The "Learning to Drive" layout used a mishmash of different papers and the "First Birthday" used BoBunny's "It's My Party" collection. Remembered to do some

journaling on these.

*Remember - You can click on any image to enlarge.

Tree Climbing

This "Tree Climbing" double layout used Kaiser Craft "What A Hoot" papers. The "Crazy Hair Day" layout used the Basic Grey "Lime Rickey" collection. The wild and crazy paper seemed appropriate for the subject.

A few of my favourites

Love the way this layout came together. Enjoyed having the freedom to work with soft pastels and girly papers. Must work on getting some journaling done - not my forte so far. Again, love the effect of layering coordinating papers. I am learning to make note of what papers (companies) I am using, etc. and putting credits on the back of each layout.

This series of pictures of my grandson and his "girlfriend" were just crying out to be scrapbooked and because their is a girl in the picture it allowed me to use pink and flowers and bling freely.

I love this layout. I saw one similar in a shop and loved the idea of layering coordinating papers as a background. Loved it so much I tend to use the idea over and over again.

My grandson, Matthew, at 17 months.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Some more earlier layouts

This double layout was another class I took. I just happen to have some great snow photos from our house that colour wise fit beautifully into the layout. New technique I liked was using white StazOn ink on a clear transparency and then layered onto some cardstock. That gave it the look on something metalic. Also, liked the look of using a large capital of different font in the title and again using font reversal and hand cutting the title - bit fiddly this one.

Really enjoyed doing this layout. It was a class but allowed alot of leway in how page went together. The frame for the larger photo was kinda neat. It was a silver metallic paper with rub ons around the edge. I used photos from index prints for the one tag. Loved the leafy vellum paper. These were a few photos from my daughter's wedding.

First Attempts at Scrapbooking

Here are a few of my first layouts.

**Note: if you click on any of the images it will allow you a close up look

The purple "Cherish" layout was a class I took. I learned about using a computer font, reversing its direction and hand cutting a title. Also, about using definitions for journaling, using fibres and making use of a simple circle punch along with how to matt a photo. Learned alot from a simple layout.

The idea for the first Graduation layout was scraplifted from one I saw on display. The 'celebrate' background paper was hand stamped in 3 colours, learned how to tear paper, used pop ups and multi layering of matts to add more dimension. This was my daughter, Regan's, graduation from medical school.

The second Graduation layout (of her high school graduation) was a bit of a take off from the other layout. Looking back on it now, it seems so plain and simple.

The next two double layouts of a friend's birthday was from a class I took. It started out as a one page layout but I added on to create 4 pages so each of us from our "Lunch Bunch" was in it. Learned how to ink edges and love the effect, more tearing, matting, using brads, making tags. Always something new to learn.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Try Again

Must have goofed. Here I go again.

Mutiple photos

Thought I'd try and see if I can post more than 1 picture at a time.

Another Card

Hey, that was pretty easy. Think I'll try another.


My first attempt at adding a photo. Here goes.

Welcome to me

Gee whiz, by golly, I didn't know setting up a blog was this easy. This is my first posting - be patient with me, I'm a slow learner.