Thursday, July 31, 2008

Baby Zoey

A page I created about the birth of my niece Zoey. The scanned version really doesn't do the original any justice. The colour of the pink background looks different. You also can't see the glitter on the butterflies, which really adds to the layout!
Pink cardstock - Die Cuts with a View
Patterned paper - Chatterbox.
Journaling card - Cosmo Cricket
Rub-ons - Basic Grey.
Flowers - I think are Prima.
Title - printed in Word using Monotype Corsiva and handcut.
The butterflies were stamped with Certainly Celery and cut out using the butterfly from Priceless. They also have a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter on them.
The layout was created from a sketch on Scraptivity (see link to the scraplift challenge).

Sunday, July 27, 2008


A few cards that I made recently. The birthday ones I gave to my Mom for her birthday today. Happy Birthday Mom! The other two, I plan on sending out as thank you cards. There is a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers for a swing card (the pink "Birthday Wishes").

The other birthday card is pretty much an exact scraplift of another card I found in the gallery at Splitcoaststampers.

The "Thanks" card is based on sketch SC186 from Splitcoaststampers.

The "Thanks so Much" card is also based on a card I found in the gallery at Splitcoaststampers. It was my first try with a blender pen. Still not sure if I'm using it right, but I like how the card turned out.

The Latest!

At last, my latest page. It's based on a layout by Allison Davis that was featured in the April 2008 issue of Creating Keepsakes. I'm posting a picture of her layout as well. The patterned paper is K & Company. "Two" and "Children" are rub-ons from the Dollarama. "Beautiful" is the Emily font from Quickutz. The journaling strips was printed from Word using the Comic Sans font. The flower embellishments are also from the Dollarama. The picture of Hunter and Hope is from last year, if I recall correctly, we were on our way to a birthday party for Matthew (our friend's son). The journaling is from an e-mail from my Mom. The layout is a bit different for me, hardly using any patterened paper, just the strips at the bottom, but the journaling is what makes this page.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy Birthday

Wednesday I celebrated my ???th birthday! To be honest, I don't enjoy turning a year older, but this year it was worthwhile after receiving a beautiful scrapbook from my Mom. It is one of the nicest gifts I have ever received and I will treasure it always. Thanks Mom!

This is one of the pages from the book. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

An Easter Layout

Believe it or not, but this is the first Easter layout I have ever done. The patterned paper and cardstock stickers are Bo Bunny, cardstock is DCWV. The layout is based on a sketch from Basic Grey (see sketch). This layout is a little bit different from the layouts I typically create.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Here is my layout based on a sketch by Anam Stubbington in the Summer 2008 issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today (I've also posted a picture of the sketch). The patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket, the letter stickers are Making Memories. I really like how this turned out. I should point out that my scanner is not big enough to scan a 12x12 page, so I had to scan it in two parts and then "photo stitch" it together. That's why it looks uneven on either side of the layout.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Oakwood Inn

Here is a two page layout I completed last night. I still need to put the date somewhere but haven't decided how I want to do that yet. The cardstock is Die Cuts with a View. The patterned paper is Three Bugs in a Rug. The circles were all cut from the patterned paper (the front and reverse sides). Pictures are from our trip to Oakwood Inn last summer. I wish I was there right now!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Birthday Wishes

Here is a card I created based on a sketch on the Splitcoast Stampers website.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Canada Day pull out book

Happy Canada Day! Today we're headed to my cousin's house in Port Perry for our annual Canada Day BBQ. I made her this cute little Canada Day book as a thank you for hosting this event. I lifted the idea from a tutorial at Splicoast Stampers. Here is the link to the tutorial.