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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It's Time for some Sneak Peaks!!

Well May has just zoomed by!!  How does that happen!!??  At least we finally have some nice weather, although I could do without a humidex advisory in May!!  Canadians, we always have to complain about the weather!!  Ah well! 

I have a couple of sneak peaks for you!  Scrappin' Great Deals is releasing it's June Scrapbooking Kit tomorrow and here are some glimpses of the two layouts I created with it:

It is a very versatile kit this month, with the potential for both feminine and masculine layouts.  Can't wait to show them all!!  And Sheila this month, wow.  She can do more layouts with these kits, she uses every scrap, every last embellishment.  It is so fun and so inspiring working with her!!!  Loving it!  

See you tomorrow for the full reveal!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Blog Hop!!

Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is releasing their new MAY stamps! 

As you’ve seen over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have AMAZING new stamps for you to play with this month!  This month we are introducing a NEW line of stamps from the wonderful Cheryl Alger!  We have some SPORTY GIRLS from the talented Annie Rodrigue!  There are some more adorable Dress Up Kids from Steven Leary and we have a super fun new set of Scripture Quotes for you as well!!

You will get to see most of the new images while you sit back and enjoy our Krafty Hop!  You’ll see all the Krafty Girls, as well as some very special Krafty Guests along the way!! If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog!  As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of stamps from the new release!!  And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!  

Thanks for Hopping In!!!  You should have arrived here from the incredible Carole's blog!

Here is my layout (yes, no cards here, or very few!!), featuring one of this month's Krafty Quotes, a scripture phrase from I Corinthians:

I used some fabulous text paper from October Afternoon, the words worked perfectly with what I wanted to convey about my boys.  I used a Tim Holtz mask with some brown cordoruy distress ink to create the title, then trimmed around it and popped it up on the page.  I painted some areas, glimmer misted, distressed and tore up the paper edges.  Maya Road has incredible chipboard packages, and the hearts and love words came in a set. I cut out the stars from some Fancy Pants ribbon, and used some Prima pearls scattered around.  The close up of the quote:

The quote was stamped on a shipping tag in Archival Ink, and the edges were inked up and the tag layered over a couple others.  

I love seeing my two guys so happy together.  Sure they fight and drive me crazy but then they hug and make up, and it brings tears to my eyes.  Brothers.  Love them so.  :)

Your next stop on the hop is the Moonlight Whispers creator herself....ANNIE!!  So in love with her work!!

Thanks again for popping in, and remember to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

It's a Krafty Quotes Peak Day!!

Here we are again for another fantastic peak at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps new line of Krafty Quotes!!  Four new Scripture Sentiments in this set, perfect for card making or as I prefer, scrapbooking!!!  Here is my first layout for this release, featuring a quote from Proverbs:

I went Prima wild on this layout, using the new canvas mistables, bling, masks!!  Love Prima these days.  I cut out the flowers, leaves and flourishes from the canvas, sprayed with several colours of Glimmer Mist, left them to dry, then I masked my Bazzill cardstock, inking around the mask with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I stamped a few butterflies using a Unity stamp, some musical notes using a Cornish Heritage stamp, and distressed the edges of the paper.  I attached it all together, adding some new Kaiser Craft paper flowers that just matched my colours perfectly!!  I love it when things all come together!  Lastly I tucked in some Prima lace & rhinestones, and made some raffia loops as well for here & there.

Here is a close up of the quote, stamped in Brushed Cordoruy Distress Ink:

Lastly, I added the title, using some white Thickers that I also inked in Brushed Cordoruy.  I might add some journalling at a later date but maybe not.   I really love how it looks right now!!  Maybe I'll do up a matching layout for a two page spread??!

So that is it for me today.  Make sure you pop by the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog to see the list of the Krafty Girls who are participating today!!  You will see some incredible creations!! 

*** you want to win this new set of Scripture Quotes??? Well, you can! Just leave some love on all the blogs today featuring Krafty Peeks and you could win! Hop on over to the Challenge Blog to see the list of links to our Krafty Girls and Guests and be sure to comment on each never know who'll have the prize!!!

Thanks for dropping by and have a terrific day!!  I will see you again on Sunday for the full release and Blog Hop!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Checking In!!

Wow, almost a week since I posted last!!  It's a busy time of the year, things are finally picking up at work (the landscaping work that is!!) now that the sun is shining, and hopefully the rain's have stopped.  People are finally getting out and deciding what they want to do in their gardens.  I even managed some weeding & edging last Sunday!

Last Saturday was National Scrapbooking Day and at Scrappin' Great Deals we had an amazing free event for their customers.  Kim, Rose & I prepared this layout as a make n take:

Everyone played with Prima masks, glimmer mists, distress inks, border punches, stamps, ribbon, bling.....  It was a good day!!

A couple of weeks ago it was Easter, and I have finally gotten around to unloading the photos from my camera!  Here are my boys colouring up their eggs:

And our ever vigilant cat, guarding the eggs!!

Lastly, here are our two "Easter" Bunnies, having some exercise, or really just trying to avoid the kids!!

So that's it for today!!  I am working on a couple layouts for Kraftin' Kimmie's Stamps!  Her May releases will be revealed this week.  I will have a peak for you on Thursday and Sunday!!

Till then, have a great day!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

National Scrapbooking Day!!

Come out and celebrate 
with the Divas at 

Saturday, May 7, 2011
10:00am - 2:00pm


Play with paper, flowers, masks, mists, bling...!!!!

Just bring a 4x6 picture of yourself and we will show you how FABULOUS you are!!!

Snacks, Door Prizes!!  

Come get crafty with us!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

SGD's May Scrapbooking Kit Reveal!!

Well, we have had the April showers...bring on the May flowers!!!

Scrappin' Great Deals has another amazing scrapbooking kit for you this month, if I do say so myself!!  Its theme....Timeless Treasures.  Here is the kit:

A couple of close ups showing the embellishments:


The kit features designer paper by BoBunny- the amazing Timepiece line, Kaiser Crafts' Chanteuce collection, Prima, and Glitz Designs.  Tim Holtz is well represented as well with a length of film strip, brads, clock face, game spinner, and memo holders; Prima flowers and pebbles; Kaiser Craft lace; journal cards by Kaiser & Websters, Bazzill brads and Pink Paislee Artisan Elements!  Timeless Treasures indeed!!

I actually managed to finish 3 layouts on Saturday!!!  Amazing, for those who know me! Here is layout number one...Coffee Time:

 A lot of distressing, I used a Tim Holtz Mask to create the timepiece in the corner, I fussy cut out the clocks from one sheet of the BoBunny paper.  I used some Rock Candy on the faces of the clocks to age them a bit, give them some texture.  Then I used some new texturizing spray called Goosebumps, on the background.  LOVE IT!!! It spatters and pools, dries quickly.  Totally cool.    I got all creative with my coffee cup too,  inked up the bottom of it and stamped it around the page along with the spatter stamp by Tim Holtz.  I used the mask on the tag as well, lots of layers with the film strip, paper layers.  Really happy with this one!!

Layout number two...Mother: 

It is Mother's Day next weekend, and this kit went so well with a very recent picture of my Mom:

 I used a Martha Stewart Punch for the butterflies (they weren't included in the kit), inked them up with some Marmalade Distress Ink, then went over it in Gold Twinkling H20s.  I did the same with the Pink Paislee Artisan Elements. LOVE how they turned out:

Just the right amount of shine.  I scrunched up the Kaiser lace, used the Prima flowers and pebbles, scattered some stickles around.  And the stamp sentiment I picked up at the last Garage Sale!!  Thanks Vender #27!! 

Last layout....Cherished:

The new Kaiser Craft Chanteuse line was just perfect to showcase these three ladies: 

I misted the green background paper with some Glimmer Mist, layered the background on a couple of sheets of cardstock and inked around the matted photo. I love using patterned paper to create my own embellishments for my layouts.  I spent a couple of hours making these rosettes (by Tim Holtz die helping out!!):

I then tucked in some bling around the rosettes.  The bling was cut out of the incredible Mother's Day BONUS gift that Sheila is including in this months kit..for the monthly subscribers only!!  Congrats ladies!! 

Make sure you pop by the store blog to see Sheila's fantastic creations. They will be posted tomorrow, and the kit will be available to purchase tomorrow as well.  Remember it is Limited Edition, meaning when it is gone, it is gone!!  

Have a fabulous night everyone!!