Friday, February 25, 2011

CCG 181

Title: Everyday
Materials: Patterned papers - Sassafras Lass; Cardstock - Bazzill; Die-cuts - Daisy Ds;  Flower & Bling - Prima; Butterflies - Jenni Bowlin; Twine - The Twinery; Pen - American Crafts; Misc - Doily Lace; lace; Punch - Martha Stewart; Ink - Tsukineko
Journaling: Bianca @ 5 yrs; Sept. 3, 2010

Here's my Lo for Color Combos Galore Challenge 181. I love the soft colors and how my LO turned out. But what I really love most is that I was finally able to use these Sassafras Lass papers  sitting in my stash since 2009, I think.
So please do join us for this week's beautiful color challenge!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Furry Friend

For this week's Pebbles Inc. blog posts, we were asked to scraplift a LO from one of our co-DTs. I chose a LO by Jennifer Yates featuring the Cats & Dogs line. I love Jennifer's scrapping style...always fresh and fun and happy...

Title: Furry Friend
Journaling: Bianca with one of her furry Webkinz friends. 072010
Pebbles Supplies Used: Cats & Dogs Cat-i-tude (751046), Cats & Dogs Sassy Cat (751049), Cats & Dogs Kitty Condo (751050), New Arrival Girl She's Here (751055), New Arrival Girl Sweet Moments (751056), Charming Glitter ABC Stickers (732000), Twitterpated Journal Stickers (732003), New Arrival Girl 12" Border Stickers (732024), Cats & Dogs Tags (743701), Green Glitter Candy Dots (744215); Other supplies used: Thickers (American Crafts), Pen (American Crafts), Punches (EK Success, Fiskars)

For this LO, I particularly loved how she used circles to create a border and made my version using one of the Pebbles border stickers. I love how the papers perfectly matched my photo, right down to Bianca's beaded bracelet! You can view Jennifer's original LO in the Pebbles blog here. Thanks for a great idea Jennifer!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Candy Man

Title: The Candy Man
Materials: Cardstock - DCWV; Patterned papers, buttons, stickers - Nikki Sivils; Pen - American Crafts; Punch - EK Success
Journaling: Luis isn't much of a candy-eater. except when it comes to lollipops...he just can't say "No!". Easter 2010

Here's a LO using Nikki Sivils "Something for Everyone" collection. I love the soft blue colors in this collection! Luis is growing up so fast, I don't even notice it until I take a look at his pictures...soon my little boy is going to be a little man...sniff, sniff...

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tiara Girls

I made this LO for Color Combos Galore Challenge #177 only to find out that what looked like a dark purple on my screen was supposed to be black. But I still love how this LO turned-out. It's not my usual style, since it has very little bits of patterned paper but it is refreshing to go shabby chic every now and's a great way to use up my stash too!

My little girls love to do anything crafty...wonder where they got that from?...and saw these DIY tiaras in one of their craft books...they immediately insisted on making them...who would've thought tin foil tiaras could be so cool???

Title: Tiara Girls
Materials: Cardstock - Wassau; Patterned papers - Graphic 45, Sasafras Lass; Trim - Webster's Pages; Chipboard - Dusty Attic; Paint - Making Memories; MIst - Tattered Angels; Transparency - Hambly; Flower - Prima; Metal Alpha and tiles - Joann; Journal diecut - Daisy Ds; misc lace and heart charm; pen - American Crafts; punch - Martha Stewart; ink - Tsukineko; rub-on - 7 Gypsies; pompom lace - Fancy Pants
Journaling: Nadya & Bianca loved the aluminum foil tiaras that Yaya Jen helped them make. Jan 3, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

CCG 180

Here's my LO for this week's challenge at Color Combos Galore.  This was another not so easy challenge for me since I rarely use just these colors -- I would normally add a yellow or orange for a little more pop...

Title: Getting Ready to Party
Materials: Cardstock - Wassau, Bazzill; Patterned papers - Love Elsie, October Afternoon' Journaling Paper - October Afternoon; Journal sticker - 7 Gypsies; Small Alpha Stickers - Jenni Bowlin; Chipboard Alpha - American Crafts; Chipboard Circle - KI Memories; Pen - American Crafts; Ribbon - Maya Road; Mist - Tattered Angels; Misc Baker's twine, staples; Punch - EK Success
Journaling: Bianca wanted some curls, just like mommy's! Dec. 24, 2008

You have until Friday next week to send in your submission for this challenge!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Scrap FIT Workout #38

Our challenge for Workout #38 is to scrap the winter blues away with a bright and cheery color palette of green-yellow-orange-red-white....not that we have winter over here, but the weather has been dreary as well with unexpected rains in the off season so it was really nice to do a sunshiny LO.
Title: Perfect Getaway
Materials: Cardstock, foam and chipboard letters, pen, rub-ons - American Crafts; Patterned papers - Sassfras Lass, KI Memories, Bella Blvd; Sticker - Bella Blvd; Ink - Tsukineko

You can use any shade of the colors mentioned and you have until February 28th to link your entry to our Mr. Linky here for this Workout.  You also have time to join in on Workout #37 Dream A Little Dream.  Winners from both Workout 37 & 38 will be anounced on March 1st. You could be the lucky winner of a great kit from Lucky Girl Crafts or a FITkit from ScrapFIT

Saturday, February 12, 2011

It's Almost V-Day!

In celebration of Valentine's Day tomorrow, Color Combos Galore features a very fitting palette this week.
It is very rare for me to use colors that are these bold so, as usual, I rely on simplicity of design to create maximum impact. I am so glad I found these KI Memories sheers in my stash...I forgot I even had them...And this photo is another one that I've been meaning to scrap but just hadn't had time to do before now...

Title: ABC of Love
Materials: Cardstock - Wassau, American Crafts; Sheers - KI Memories; Foam Letters - American Crafts; Tiny Alpha - Making Memories; misc floss

You have until this Friday to participate in this week's challenge...go and create one for your love now! I hope you all spend tomorrow with someone you love!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Summer in the Big Apple

Here's a long over-due LO from our trip to New York last summer. We're lucky that my 2 sisters share a huge (by NY standards) apartment and they let us stay with them for a week...I have a feeling though that the invite is only open if we have the kids with us...
It's funny though, because if you ask my kids what they love most about NY, they will tell you that it's the apartment -- they got so tired of all the walking to the subway and back (it's 5 blocks to 57th and Lexington) -- they were excited to go out each morning but were more excited to get back home asap where the doting aunts would let them watch TV, play games on their laptops and let them eat whatever they want.
Title: Summer in the Big Apple
Materials: Cardstock- DCWV, American Crafts; Patterned Paper- Nikki Sivils; Making Memories Slice machine; Foam alpha - American Crafts; Buttons - Nikki Sivils; Small alpha stickers - Nikki Sivils
Journaling: We spent a week in New York and can't wait to get back. May 2010

This LO uses the new Summer line from Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker which has a really fun color palette...I hear all of Nikki's new lines have sold out and she has had to re-print already...woohoo!!! I also followed a sketch from Sketches for Scrapbooking by Allison Davis and Debbie Sanders.
The apples were the last things I cut from my Slice machine before it unceremoniously died on me -- not really, but started cutting really weird shapes and the Making Memories Customer Service says since it's past the warranty period I would have to pay $19.99 for check-up on top of shipping it to the US and then an unknown amount if it is fixable...tsk tsk. So I will have to do a "big think" on this one as I have almost 30 design cards, but am not keen on investing in another MM machine if it only lasts 2 years...what to do, what to do....and I did love my Slice machine to bits until this all happened...

Friday, February 4, 2011

CCG 178

Here's my LO for Color Combos Galore #178 using Niki Sivils Scrapbooker's brand new "Summer" line.

Title: Smile
Materials: Patterned papers - Nikki Sivils; Rub-ons, pen, flair buttons - American Crafts; Misc rickrack, baker's twine, foam tape

This week's color scheme is so sweet it's almost sinful so please do try your hand at it!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Make A Wish

Here's my 1st LO for Scrapfit Challenge blog. For Workout #37, we were asked to scrap about our dreams or goals. It took me forever to think of what mine is...and shallow as it may be...the only thing that I really, truly want right now (because I am already so blessed to have everything else) is to lose weight!

Title: Make A Wish
Materials: Cardstock - Wassau; Patterned papers - Sassafras Lass, American Crafts; Die-cuts - Daisy Ds; Mist - Tattered Angels; Number Stickers - October Afternoon; Pen - American Crafts; Dymo label maker; Misc lace

If you've barely made a dent in your scrapbooking goals for 2011, this is a great challenge to start with. I hope you can join us here and you have until the end of this month to submit your LO.