Do what you what you do!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I Love My Boys!

 Okay, no secret there!!  But it is actually the title of the project I am offering for my next class at Scrappin' Great Deals!!

A word album, limited edition as there only 4 kits available!!  I actually made this album last July using the July 2010 Scrapbooking Kit from Scrappin' Great Deals.  I was able to put 4 kits together so that I could offer it as a class at some point and here we are!  Some pics of the inside:

We will be using hot glue to make the "splats" and dots, using smooch paint on the chipboard, punching, stamping, distressing, fussy cutting.  It will be a very full day, LOTS of fun!!  Details on the class:

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 10am to 5pm
Price:  $60.00 plus taxes
Snacks & Drinks will be served (You might want to pack a lunch!!)

You will need to bring the following:
Scissors or Exacto-Knife & cutting mat
Hot Glue Gun that uses mini-glue sticks
Pictures - at least 8 - 4x6,  2 - wallet size
Liquid Adhesive like Tombow Mono Multi
Fast Drying Liquid Adhesive like Zip Dry
All other materials will be provided by SGD's

Hope you can make it!!  Have a fantastic day!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

How about a little sneak peak??

I am just packing up Scrappin' Great Deals July Scrapbooking Kit!!  Who wants a little peak at all's its scrappy goodness??!!!

How yummy are those colours!?!!  I can't wait to start doing something with it...and by the looks of it that won't be until next week!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Poppy Love!

I love my poppies, if only they would stand up straight!  If only I could remember to stake them before they flower! Ah well, I love my poppies!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Canvas for Anna!

 With the last of the paper in the June Scrapbooking Kit from Scrappin' Great Deals, I put together this canvas for my niece Anna.  It is her 4th birthday this weekend and I thought she would like something special for her room.

Firstly I painted the canvas a gorgeous turquoise blue using some Golden Acrylic Paint, then I attached the Sassafras paper to it using Mat Medium mixed with a little of the paint.  Then I started spraying with Glimmer Mist, some bubblegum pink, some marshmallow, some turquoise, until I got the look I wanted.  I cut out a butterfly border using Martha Stewart's Deep Butterfly Border Punch, the butterflies I cut out of a second strip I punched out.  They were punched out of some of the Pink Paislee paper.  LOVE that paper!!

I traced out the letters from a stencil, hand cut them out, and painted on some Rock Candy Crackle Paint.  The flowers were all made using the 3-D flower die from Sizzix, the paper is Basic Grey and MME.  The pearls inside were from my stash, both Prima & Kaiser.

A close up:

Lastly I splattered around some Glimmer Glaze, added a heart I cut out in the corner and voila!  Done!!

Hope she likes it!  Have a fantastic day, and thanks for dropping by!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Laughter, Water & Rainbows

It's amazing how much fun two boys can have in a sprinkler!  The water was absolutely freezing, as you can tell by the shocked expressions on their faces but that didn't stop them from going back for more!! 

Fun times!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Have a look a these!!

Hello everyone!! Hope your day is going well.  I am totally enjoying the weather today, way better than the heat and humidity of the last three days!!  I could take days like today all year round!!

I have a fantastic kit to show you today.  Scrappin' Great Deals June Scrapbooking Kit.  It is spring inspired, lots of blues, greens and pinks, butterflies, flowers, & flourishes.  But don't think it is totally frilly and feminine!!  You can do so much more with this kit, including going masculine/boyish as you will see!  Here is this kit, along with some close ups:

Tons of double sided patterned paper by MME, Echo Park, Basic Grey, Pink Paislee, Creative Imaginations and Sassafras; co-ordinating Bazzill cardstock; oodles of embellishments from MME, Jillibean Soup, and Prima; and a ton of cardstock die-cuts.

Here is my first layout - EVERYDAY MOMENTS:

I used a couple Tim Holtz Sizzix Gear Dies to make the border and the loose gears; did some masking, some embossing, some stamping,  some colouring with my pencil crayons on a Whiff of Joy stamped image, lots of distressing - and I love those new button blossoms from Jillibean Soup!! My "Everyday" title was cut out from the Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge, and the "Moments" is included in the kit.

My second layout - BLOOM:

Much more flowery!  See how versatile this kit is!  I have been seeing so many layouts using a grid pattern and just had to try it out!  So I cut up a sheet of the Pink Paislee paper, distressed every edge, inked it up and put it back together.  I also made my own flowers using the Sizzix 3-d flower die, and I put the MME brads in the centre of each.  I started layering the flowers, brads, flourishes, and Jillibean Soup Butterfly Pins, and it needed something more.  So I got out one of my new Magenta stamps, stamped it a couple of times on the back of the Basic Grey paper in vintage photo distress ink, cut the images out, and added them to my layers.  Then I cut out some green leaves from a Sizzix die and some butterflies from a Cricut cartridge ( I think it was Walk In My Garden??), and my titles were also cut from the Cricut. I added some dots using Glimmer Glaze (love that stuff!!). And there you go!

So if you have read the store blog (here), you know Sheila had a bit of a tumble and is still recovering from that. (She is fine!) This means the kits are a bit delayed and will be available for sale later today or tomorrow.  Keep an eye out on the store's blog as well for Sheila's layouts.  You don't want to miss them, they are incredible!!

Thanks for looking, have a fabulous day!!