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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Hi, I'm a retired Home Ec teacher. I'm married and have 2 grown children. A son and a married daughter with a grandson and twins (boy and girl). As well as being an avid scrapbooker and card maker, I love to quilt and belong to Cariboo Calico Quilters group as well as the Gold Rush Grannies group. This group is part of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign which raises money to send to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to raise money to help Grandmothers in Africa raise their grandchildren that have been orphaned by aids. My other interests are cooking and baking as well as reading.