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Monday, August 27, 2007


I recently made 10 cards using the scraps from my last two layouts. Here is glimpse at a few. My goal was to use scraps and do it quickly!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Small Wonder

Another layout of my sweet new niece, Kristyn. She is an absolute bundle of sweetness.

~*~ SNEAK PEEK ~*~

As those of you who read my blog know, I am very lucky to have not one but 4 of the greatest friends that a girl could ask for. Even better ... we are all scrapbookers! In yet another attempt to challenge eachother, we have agreed to complete the following challenge:

For the next 5 months, each person will take a turn developing 5 (sets of) duplicate photos which will be distributed amongst us. Each person (including the owner of the photos) must create a layout with those photos then return the layout to the owner of the photos on the deadline date. (follow that?) Due so some scheduling conflicts, the first two were combined with photos from both Stéphanie and myself being due at the end of September. Since I can't show you the layout until the big reveal, I will just say IT'S DONE! Yay! Here is a teaser of the photo I had to scrap.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Sweet Baby Love

"Connor was so happy to become a big brother. He smiles proud when he holds his sweet baby sister, Kristyn. And, even though he doesn't understand what he is feeling, the look in his eyes says it all."
I am happy with the way this layout turned out less the hand journalling. I lost access to my computer because my wonderful 15 year old niece was chatting away and, being the wonderful Aunt that I am, I could not and would not tear her away. (have you guessed that she is reading as I type??) so I sucked it up and used my dreaded penmenship. (shhhh - next time I kick her off!) TFL

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Kevin's cousin is getting married on Saturday. The images above are of the bonbonnaires/give-aways that I designed (and they help make, thankfully) as well as their wedding invitation. We did 190 invites/reply cards and 100 bonbonnaries. It was a very time consuming, tri-fold card. The photo is of the mock-up so it is a bit mangled but still gives a clear idea of what the card looks like. Also, the yellow and green cardstocked used on the actual invitations are different shades. Naturally, all of the relevant information has been photoshopped out.
The bonbonnaire reads "May your life be like a wildflower growing freeling in the beauty and joy of each new day."

The caption under the photo in the invite reads "Two lives, two hearts. Joined together in happiness, united forever in love."

Tonight I made a wedding card to give them. Stamps and cardstock are Stampin' Up with the exception of the stickles.

Congratulations Derek & Diane

Friday, August 17, 2007

Cosmo Cricket Cards

4 very fast and simple cards made using the scraps from my 'Brother' layout.


A layout of my brother, Chris. The photo was taken Thanksgiving 2006. He is 21 here and was outside playing soccer with our 3 year old cousin. I love this picture of him. I have few so the fact that he is smiling makes it even better. All details, names and dates are written on the back of the layout as I didn't want to add more to the page but wanted to ensure that (hopefully) generations to come would have accurate information.

Materials used:
Cosmo Cricket - Souvenir
Heidi Swapp chipboard strips & alphabet
Alcohol Inks - cranberry & slate
MM letter 'c'
Ribbon, buttons, safety pin
Becky Fleck sketch (March 2006)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Bath Time Fun

Close your eyes and visualize this ... bright, bold colours, buttons, bling, stickles, flowers, deco scissors and the above pictures (plus two not shown) all in Heidi Swapp's pink-with-white-circles file folder mini album. You will just have to trust and take my word for it -- I really did scrap!! All I have to say is fromage, baby. Trés cheesy! Definately not something I am going to eagerly post on my blog for all to see. :~)
I went completely out of my box on this one. No rhyme or reason. Simply by the seat of my pants. The handwriting went right on to the layout without printing in pencil first or caring about having my 'best' penmenship on there. (I rarely use my own handwriting for journalling and most definately not without using a ruler, pencil and eraser first).
One thing I have definately learned from this project ... I like my box and all that is it in. I like that I measure and cut and am precise. I like that I lay out most of the elements before gluing them to my page. I like that I can be mind-boggling anal about spacing and distance and like things to be perfectly symmetrical when they should be. I think that I will definately stay in my box for a long time to come.