Friday, January 29, 2010

Peace OUT !!! some Unity Love Bugging!!

Happy Friday!! I love Friends With Flair Fridays!!! Where did this week go.. not sure but I am glad it is Friday!! Today is the last day of My son's exams.. Grade 9 a first for so many things and this is one of them. It has been strange to have the kids home this week. Sydney was sick and Alex was home by 10:30 am everyday.. very strange!!
I had the funniest dream on Wednesday night..I couldn't get the image of the LOVE BUG out of my head.. I knew exactly what I wanted to achieve with this stamp. I wanted to do something groovy, so this morning I got to work on this card. I first inked the image on white cardstock.. then with some floral paper I cut strips of tiles out. inked them up and stuck them on top of the image.. I then stamped the image on top of the tiled area and cut out.. I think it was the look I was going for in my dream.. funny how that happens. Now here is my card.

Peace OUT!!

Now if you go to the Unity Blog Angela has a list of participants with ,I am more than sure some amazing projects to share.. Remember if you find the blinkie you have a chance to win 25 random stamps... oh I would so love to win this!!
Remember to come back here Monday we are having another H{ippity} Blog Hop and I have some great news to share with you all!!!

Have a Fabulous Weekend!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

H{ippity} Monday's

Lots of Ippity Goodness to share with you today, I hope you all had a great weekend, The weather is so strange here and still no snow.. not sure what is happening?
This past week I got alot of projects done and I have three here to show you. Today is H{ippity} Hop Monday's with all the gang at IPPITY, You will find alot of great Ippity projects as you hop around from blog to blog.. for the list just check out the Ippity Blog, and I am sure they will have another fantastic challenge for us to do as well. It is the place to be all week long they offer lots of amazing challenges, advice and best of all the Design Team are so very sweet.

Here is the card I did for this weeks challenge.

Live,Laugh, Love

I also managed to take on Eryn's That's How Thursday Mini album project.

Using the stamps from the Life's Little Moments Set.


You & I

Here is a small photo of me and my friend Chantal making these albums before we go pick up the kids from school, it was her first time doing anything like this and she so enjoyed it.

It was also Simply Scrapping Crafts first Sketchy Saturdays and this was the first of many Saturday Sketches.. I just had to use my Ippity Stamps here as well.

SSC Sketchy Saturdays. SSAT#1

Here is my layout ,using the stamps from the Life's Little Moments Set.. I love that set can you

You & I

Some of the details...

Happy H{ippity} Monday!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

{Ippity} Hopping!!.. Happy Monday

Last Monday if you saw the challenge on the Ippity Blog, we were to create a project using some glitz.. and I love me some glitter and bling.. so I decided to do another Valentines card using the Alphabetically Adorable set and the bracket from the Life's little Moments set.. I just love this paper from Scenic Route and I added some glitter on the letters and some pearl bling on the bracket.
The other project I wanted to do something totally different, seeing that my brother is getting married on Valentines day this year I wanted to do a money gift card and to spice it up I wanted to put it in this purse.. don't think my brother would like the purse thing but I know his Bride will love it. I got the template on Mel Stampz blog( I have her on my side bar if you want to check her out) I was with a friend this weekend and she had these stamps and I stamped the flower image out. It is the Because of you set and I think I so need this one really soon. If you go onto the {Ippity} Blog you will find a whole bunch of talented participants hopping along with me today.. go check out the awesome creations and see what challenge is up for today!!

I was lucky enough to have both of these featured on the {Ippity Blog on Sunday} Thanks Eva!!

XOXO.. Valentines card

Forever and Always.. card and purse.

Have a Happy Monday.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Thinking Summer... FWF

I guess with it being so cold outside I have summer on the brain!! I just love that time of the year and my favourite place to go is North Beach.. The sand is white and wonderful, not that stony sand we get here, close to where we live. The lake is clean and I can spend the whole day playing and in the water swimming. I am a beach bum at heart!! I don't care how dark I get and for me it only takes a half hour in sunshine to get really dark. My kids love going there as well, Sydney loves playing all day in the sand, she is not so much a water person at this age, the waves seem to scare her. I am sure that will change. This day we spent lounging with Cousins.. that came for a visit from Montreal. Here is Sydney and Jade sitting, soaking in the sun. I had to get down really low to capture these photo's. I wanted the sand and the background of that beautiful day.
Using four of the stamps from the December Scrapbooking/Collage Kit. I must say these kits are my favourite stamps , seeing that I do more layouts than cards and there is so much you can do with them. Right now Angela has the January Kit available and I really want that one as well...I love creating with these kits. The flowers just make me so happy..and you can view the tutorial here. My friend Calia does a great job and it is easy to follow, love these flowers!!

For more inspiration go check out the Unity Blog where you will find lots of great inspiration!!

Here is the layout!! Using a December Sketch from the So Sketchy blog.

Love... this day.

HA HA !!! I have the Blinkie.. if you play you know what to do!!
leave a comment and you will have a chance to win 25 Random Unity Stamps..
I will post the winner here and on the boards Saturday Morning!!

Unity Flair!

Lots of Details

Papers.. October Afternoons, daydreams
Stamps.. Unity December Scrapbooking KOM
Ink.....Unity and Martha Stewart.
Flowers... Hand made

A shout out to my friend Beth.. she is a great photographer and here is her blog.. I just love what she does with her photo's and layouts. Check her out!

Have a great weekend, Happy Friday!

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Heather said...
BEAUTIFUL layout and scrapbook design! LOVE the use of colors, kraft is my favorite and it really does go with EVERYTHING! Never thought to pair it up with turquoise, may have to steal this idea! LOL...

You are the comment winner .. My Friend with Flair!!
Contact Eryn.. .. thank you everyone for the wonderful comments.

Monday, January 11, 2010

I am Having a H{ipPity} HopPy Day!/ GS#20 !!

This is my first week participating in the H{ipPity} Monday Blog Hop!! I have been stalking the hop for a couple of weeks now and had to purchase these amazing stamps and play along!! I just love all the sets and can't wait to see what will be new in the coming weeks for CHA!!! You have to go check out the IPPITY Blog and see all the amazing talent they have over there, lots of great participants showing you what you can create with these stamps. The blog is full of wonderful information and fun things to see and read EVERYDAY. The Design team are so wonderful with what they come up with every week!! Everyday I learn something new it is refreshing!
I am so Happy about this first card that I made for the Challenge that Maria posted last Monday... Buttons.. gotta love using buttons!! Even better is that late last night when I got home.. I check out the IPPITY blog and had the surprise of my life!! I was one of the Featured Cards that Kelly choose...I swear if you saw me dancing around with happiness you would of thought I won the lotto!! Here it is!!

Welcome Home
Using the stamps from Simply Home Set.

I was also playing around and came across the Get Sketchy Blog and they had this great Sketch(#20) up and I had to participate in this as well..

Using the heart stamp from the Life's Little Moments set I made this yummy background with the flower(tutorial on post below) and placed a red heart beside the flower. I love how it turned out..

If you want to play along with these great stamps there is a list of wonderful IPPITY Chicks selling this product.. Check it out here.

Have a great day H{ippity} Hopping!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Being Crafty on a Sunday.. Flower Power.

Well honestly I am not bored.. just all last night I was thinking oh I would love some of these great newspaper flowers that are so hot now.. but you know I have put myself on a NO SPENDING BUDGET.. especially if I can figure out a way to make it myself. Guess what, I did!!
This is what I came up with.. don't they look good. I love them!!
It is really easy and you have some newspaper and a printer then you get the look even better on cardstock. scroll down for directions.

Newspaper Flowers

Here we go!!

First get a piece of newspaper with whatever you want..just lots of words, scan it into your computer, and print off on both sides of white cardstock.

Cut to size and place it on your sticky sheet of your Cricut Machine.. you can skip this step if you have 3 different sizes of a flower punch, I just don't have any flower punches so this is what I use ( thank you Roger... DH gave me this last year)

I used the Walk in the Garden Cartridge, did 6 flowers at 2", 6 flowers at 1.2" and 6 flowers at 1"... cut them and take them off your mat. I also inked them all in brown and black ink.

Cut all the 1.2" flowers from the center of one petal to the center of the flower.

With the 1" flower cut all like this.

with a good adhesive fold and put one petal on the other to form a cone like shape.

do the same with the 3 petal 1" flower

roll the 2 petal flower.. add adhesive to bond together.
Now start to build it.. the 2" at the bottom, use some tacky glue and place the cone shaped 1.2" flower now do the same with the 3 petal cone 1" flower and last the rolled 1" flower. set it dry and there you go instant Newspaper Flowers . I hope I explained this properly and if you have any questions just leave me a comment and I will get back to you all.

Here is the finished look!

Hope you all try this, it was tons of fun and I didn't have to go out and spend any money BONUS!!

Happy Sweet Sunday!!