Thursday, August 25, 2011

Makes Waves Challenge!

This week is my turn to host the challenge at Burlap & Buttercups. Since the August kit is still all about summer, my challenge is to "make waves" on your LO using paper, fabric or whatever else you can think of.

Hpe you can join us for this challenge for a chance to win a prize from Burlap & Buttercups!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

My Lil Monster

Here's another one of the new collections from Nikki Sivils....My Lil Monster. I think it's adorable and so perfect for these Halloween pics of Luis wearing a werewolf costume!

Title: My Lil Monster
Materials: Patterned papers, stickers, die-cuts, flag - Nikki Sivils; Rub-ons - Kaiser Craft; Pen - American Crafts; Twine - The Twinery
Journaling: Luis thinks he looks like he was eaten by the wolf in this outfit! Halloween 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pencil Lines 250

Here's my LO for Pencil Lines Sketch 250. This sketch called for a 5x7 photo, and while I would normally use any size photo I want to use for a sketch, I'm glad I decided to go through my 5x7 photo box and found this insanely adorable and unbelievably unscrapped photo!

Title: So Loved
Materials: Patterned papers - Crate Paper, Making Memories; Die-cuts: Crate Paper, Making Memories, American Crafts; Flair buttons - American Crafts; Jewels - Making Memories; Alphabets - American Crafts; Ribbons - Pebbles Inc; Twine - The Twinery; Fabric - Maisy Mo Designs; 
Journaling: Everybody agrees that Bianca is the cutest baby in the world! Oct 2007

Check out the inspiring sketch by Anna and the work of my co-DT here and I hope you're able to join us this week.

Last one for Pebbles...

Here's my last project as DT member of was a great year and Pebbles products are so awesome to play with.  This week we were asked to focus on brads and I think the Pebbles brads are so pretty that they can be used for off the page items like these hair accessories.

Adorable, right? Tahnks so much to Lynn and Pebbles for the opportunity to work with an awesome team!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

New Nikki Sivils...

Here are some LOs featuring the new collections from Nikki Sivils...

This 1st LO uses Get Well Soon...

This next one uses School is Cool...

And here's another one using You're a Hoot and Pencil Lines Sketch 248.

Go check out Nikki's new lines and I'm sure you'll have as much fun playing wit them as I did!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pebbles "In Stitches" LO

This week on Pebbles, Inc, we are focusing on "stitches"! I love the effect of sewing in my LOs -- machine, hand or faux!

I so enjoyed playing with this LO...seems to me that so long as there are circles, it's almost a guarantee that my page will turn out to be FUN! On this page I used the Ever After line from Pebbles Inc.

Check out the other work by my co-DT here!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Burlap & Buttercups August Kit and LOs

Oh, you will love this latest kit from Burlap and Buttercups filled with yummy goodies!!!

12x12" Double-Sided Patterned Paper (1 sheet each):
  • Simple Stories - Simple Pleasures, Hello Sunshine, 100% Summer Fun
  • Lily Bee Design - Villa, Sun Soaked
  • Pebbles - Dandy, Ticked Pink, Thanks a Bunch
  • Fancy Pants Designs - Cards, High Tide, Sand Dollar
  • Bella BLVD Sophisticates - Banana
  • Bazzill Cardstock (1 sheet each): Ruby Red, Parakeet, Sea Salt, Straw, Kraft

  • Simple Stories Fundamentals cardstock stickers
  • Bella BLVD Sophisticates alphas, Mustard & Apricot
  • 1 package Little Yellow Bicycle canvas stickers, Words; 2 Little Yellow Bicycle 6x6" decorative edge paper, assorted styles; 2 Little Yellow Bicycle canvas borders, assorted styles
  • Partial package Cosmo Cricket Bling Bling, Salt Air
  • 6 white Kaisercraft paper flowers, assorted sizes
  • 3 Pebbles fabric-covered brads, 2 Pebbles layered felt embellishments, assorted styles, Pebbles Floral Lane alphas, brown
  • 2 Prima Whisper Flowers

  • 1 yard each May Arts scalloped trim, pink; and solid wrinkled ribbon, ivory

And here's the add-on kit:
  • Pink Paislee Cushies alphas, Meringue
  • Cosmo Cricket Odds & Ends cardstock stickers
  • 1 package InkadinkaClings, butterflies
  • 18" yellow plaid ruffle, May Arts
  • 1 bottle Ranger alcohol ink, Juniper

And finally, here are my 3 LOs made using the main kit and the add-on.

This first one turned out better than I thought considering that the photos were taken using only my iTouch. "Storm" from Kopi Tiam is Bianca's favorite cold dessert and is what she usually asks for when she earns a treat for herself. And she won't even share it with anyone, not even me, as she can finish the whole thing all by herself!

Title: Sweet Summer
Journaling: Bianca & her favorite "Storm" from Kopi Tiam. Summer 2011

This next LO uses photos taken from our last trip to Boracay. To do the butterflies, I stamped with Versamark on a 3M transparency that can be heat embossed, and embossed with black embossing powder. Then I stained the back with alcohol ink and cut them out. I also layered 3 different sizes of the white Prima flowers, inked them while layered and then scrunched each layer for some dimension.

Title: Beach Day
Journaling: Boracay. is. our. favorite. beach. ever. 

This next LO again uses a photo from Boracay in 2009. This was the day before we were scheduled to leave and the kids had gotten really tanned after 3 days under the sun! This LO was a lot of fun to put together and I love how the kit had the exact colors I needed to match the photo.

Title: Happy Memories
Date: 12/31/2009

So hurry and get your own August kit before it rans out at Burlap & Buttercups!

Monday, August 1, 2011

CCG Blog Hop Winner

and my winner is...Peachy Alfelor!!! Please send me a PM so we can discuss how you can get your prize! Thanks to all for joining!