Friday, September 30, 2011

Nikki Sivils September Challenge

This month's challenge at Nikki Sivils is to create a LO in a size that you don't normally work with....and everyone knows I am strictly a 12x12 girl so this one was a nice change for me. I started out with an 8x10 canvas and somehow found myself going out of the to speak...but at least, it's not quite 12x12 so it still fits the challenge :)

Title: Laughter
Materials: Cardstock - Wassau; Patterned Papers, Letter and Journaling Stickers, Diecuts - Nikki Sivils; Pen - American Crafts; Ink - Clearsnap

So, we want YOU to play along!!  Just make a layout following the guidelines for "Scrap a Size You Do Not Normally Scrap" and use at least 75% Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker products.  It does not matter if it is an older or newer collection, we just want to see them!

Leave a link to your blog post or gallery here with a picture of your completed challenge entry by October 29th.  We will pick one winner and announce them on October 30th, when we announce the next challenge. The winner will get to pick one of the new collections kits of their choosing!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Color Combos Galore 210

Here's my LO for Color Combos Galore 210.  I was initially hesitant to work on this combo as browns are not really my thing, but I love how this LO turned out. I also love that I was able to use a lot of stuff from my stash that has been there for a while.

Title: Hug
Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts; Patterned papers - American Crafts, Sassafras Lass; Chipboard - Dusty Attic (frame); Maya Road (key), Heidi Swapp (clock); Dimensional stickers - Making Memories; Journal Card - Tim Holts; Stamp - Fiskars; Mask - Heidi Swapp; Mist - Tattered Angels; Ink - American Crafts; Felt Alpha -American Crafts; Acrylic Paint - Fol Arts; Embossing Powder - Rainger; Pen - American Crafts; misc lace; Border Punch - Martha Stewart

Here's the color combo for this week...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Echo Park Class LOs

Here are the LOs I made for the Echo Park Summer Days and Country Drive class I taught with April Lim last Sept. 17.
Thanks to everyone who attended the class...hope you learned a thing or two from me...

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pencil Lines 252

Here's my LO for Pencil Lines Sketch 252...used Nikki Sivils' new "Get Well Soon" how versatile it is even for "ouchless" LOs!

Title: Captured Joy
Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts; Patterned papers - Nikki Sivils; Rub-Ons - Lily Bee; Mist - Tattered Angels; Mask - Prima; Stamps - Glitz, Tim Holtz; Punch - Martha Stewart; Pen - American Crafts; Fiber - misc

Check out the sketch here.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Manor House Creations Giveaway!!!

Check out Manor House Creations flowers here...

All you have to do is get your store to make an order, email us telling us which store you requested our flowers at  & we will send 6 extra packs for you to collect next time you order from, or visit, that store.

This offer is open to anyone in Australia and our international customers as well.

(please note: this offer is open to stores that make their first order from 13/09/11, not to existing customers).

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I'm a Dottess!!!

Geez what a big surprise this is...I sent in my application on a whim and am so happy that I was chosen to be part of the Glue Dots DT!

I am so looking forward to this new "job"and I am so happy to be joining this awesome team:

Monday, September 5, 2011

Spam Love!

The August challenge for Nikki Sivils had us doing a LO on a subject that we don't normally scrap about, using the School is Cool collection.  For my LO, I decided to scrap about my family's favorite food for breakfast (or anytime, for that matter)...Spam...yes, the one in the can:)
I know this is weird for most Americans but in places where the US Forces were stationed, particularly during World War II, Spam has become a staple food as they were part of the rations -- like in Japan, Hawaii, Guam, and the Philippines.
My husband, who grew up in Minnesota where Spam is made (and yes, ate Spam because he is Filipino) tells me that his American best friend asked him once incredulously "How can you eat that???".  Even my American sister-in-law who has been married to my husband's brother for 20 years, had never eaten Spam and asked me "What is it, anyway?"  Too funny, especially when I've seen people (myself included) buy it by the case when it goes on sale here! 
Well, here in my house, we get our Spam fix at least once a month....maybe even more, and so finally, it has gotten the attention it deserves....a LO of its own...
Title: We Love Spam
Materials: Cardstock - Wassau, DCWV; Patterned papers, diecuts, stickers - Nikki Sivils; Vinyl Alpha - American Crafts; Pen - American Crafts
Journaling: Spam is, hands-down, our family's favorite breakfast food, be it sugared, sticks or plain goes so well with garlic rice!!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Burlap & Buttercups Sept Kit

Oh you will love this month's kit from Burlap & usual, so much stuff to play with.

Here's the main kit...

 and the add-on kit...

Here are the 3 LOs I've created so far...

The 1st LO uses pictures of Nadya from her Recognition Day...she got 3 certificates...yipee!

...and some details shots...

This next LO features Bianca wearing Luis' out-grown race car driver adorable!

And this 3rd LO features both my girls playing around before their ballet class starts.

I loved the effect of the rub-ons here...

Hope you can check out the kit and join us for our weekly blog challenges!!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Woot woot! Manor House Creations DT!

I am so happy  to announce that I was chosen to be part of the Manor House Creations 2011 Design Team!!!  Manor House Creations is a fairly new scrapbook manufacturer of flowers and papers based in Australia.  Here's the list of the whole happy to be working with many familiar names and faces...

Monika Martinson - Sweden
Linda Lanes - Australia
Melinda Thompson - Australia
Morag Cutts - UK
Ria Mojica - Philippines
Lene Neby - Norway
Yukiko Ochi - Japan
Jeni O'Connor - Australia/Canada
Joanne Bain - Australia
Nerrida Mitchell - Australia

Class Educators:
Mahlin Ellegaard - Sweden (Media & Video)
Gerry Van Gent - Netherlands (Layers & embellishing)
Rae Cooper - Australia (Altered Projects)
Delaina Burns - USA (Video)

Can't wait to to start playing with Manor House Creations!