Saturday, December 31, 2011

Authentique - Blissful

Beautiful paper, this stuff

These are for my January kit from the Learning Factory

The vintage pics are my brother, grandma Flasko and me!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas G45 tag + 6x6 album pages

Just a few simple things I made for friends over at Inspire, Swap, Chat.

The paper is all G45, and the stamps are Stampin'Up and Inkadinkado. The ink is Ranger and Versafine. The pointsetties are from the $ store.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bo Bunny EtCetera

I love this paper from BoBunny - it features that vintage-y, distressed feel that I love so much, and the heaviness of the paper makes it so nice to craft with.

These are the two scrapbook pages that I made with my November designer kit from the Learning Factory.

I used my EK Success Lattice punch for the trim, and threaded different ribbons through the centre.

Lately, I have been experimenting with different ribbon techniques, and love the look of folded ribbon.

The stamps are from Stampin' Up and TPC Studio. The ink is all Ranger, and the stickles are too. I applied them in a flourish pattern.

The bling flourish was provided with the kit. The chipboard is from my stash, but, sorry I don't know the manufacturer. I think (?) it is L'il Davis, but I can't be sure.

These two pages use three photographs each! That's way more than I usually scrap with, but I am really happy with the matching lay puts.

thanks to Joanne at the learning Factory!


The Learning Factory - November Kit

These are all the cards I made with my November Kit from the Learning Factory. The patterned paper is all from BoBunny EtCetera line, and all the card stock is from Bazzill.

The stamps are all Stampin' Up, and the ink is all from Ranger.

The flowers are from Petaloo, and the ribbon was in the it.

I love distress, and pretty much there is at least a tiny bit of distress on each card.

I tried sewing with my machine on the "Faith" card, and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!

thanks to Joanne for the chance to be a designer.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Hallowe'en Tag

I brayered the background on this one and used Inkadinkado and SU stamps Love the sentiment?

WCMD Challenges

These cards were all for challenges over at Inspire Swap Chat on WCMD weekend!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I am a designer at Learning Factory!~

I've been dying to put these up here!

These are the cards, lo's, and tags that I made for the Learning Factory as designer . My six month stint starts today on WCMD!

The paper in the kit was all G45. I paired it with SU & MFT stamps, and made all the embellies myself.

The rosettes are easy with my scor-pal, but you could use whatever scoring tool you have. Scor every quarter inch, fold like an accordian, glue the two ends so you have a circle, and press the tube into a flat shape over a sticky circle. I add a drop of hot glue to hold it secure. Cover the glue with an embellished circle , and Voila - a perfect rosette!

The paper flowers are just rolled paper! Cut a circle, and then turn it into a sprial by cutting round and round, , and twist tightly at the end of a pencil, glue it all down to the end piece with hot glue. Oh, start at the outside of the circle.

The ribbon rosettes are easy too! Take a length of ribbon about 6 inches, and stuch along one edge, gather it loosely by pulling on the thread. It will start to circle on itself, then sew the two ends loosely. Attach to another sticky circle around the edge, and then cover the middle with an embellished circle/ Easy Peasy!

Both pics on the layouts are me, one cica 1970, and the other at my University Convocation on June 13, 1989!

The website for Learning Facotry is here.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A few cards for school (TOY Fund)

I volunteered to make the cards for the TOY Fund (Thinking of You) at school this year.

We donate $ and when someone is sick or suffers a loss or has a baby or gets married we send a small gift.

I hope everyone likes them!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

I'm a designer!

I just picked up my kit for my first month as a designer at my LSS "The Learning Factory"

Their web site is here. They are not an online store, but if you ever pass through Brantford, be sure to stop in!

The kit is G45 "An ABC Primer", and I couldn't be more happy about that first choice for me.

When my pages go up in the store I will post them here.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Round or Square mojo - Shabby chic!

This is pretty much the last mojo for the summer that I will be able to complete during the day - back to school next week :(

Almost all of the paper here is from Michael's (their bins at the front - the background paper is a desktop calender , and the two squares are re purposed little cards).

I used a $ store stencil & lots of Tim Holtz ink, and my cuttlebug for the die cut wings & Fleur de lis. The ribbon is from dollar tree and the flower is from Len's. 'Best Wishes' is an outline sticker.

The sketch is MOJO 206, and can be found here.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Card Pattern 130 - Another "shabby" card

This is my entry for Card Patterns 130, although I used this l/o on an earlier Christmas card, too!

The paper is from Websters, and Scrapbook Essentials. The sticker is too! The butterfly is cut out from a wine label!, and I made the stick pin.

The pattern can be found here.

Christmas Challenge Using Card Patterns 130

The paper is G45, the stamps and ink are SU, and my cuttlebug. I added a doily, and some vintage music sheet on the chipboard. The pattern is from Card Patterns, and can be found here.

The challenge is for Faith's weekly challenge to make a vintage Christmas card over at Inspire , Swap , Chat.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Altered Desk Organizer

This is for the August Graphic45 challenge over at Inspire, Swap, Chat.

The pp is all Graphic45, and the chipboard 'k' and gems and flower are all from the $store.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


This is for the latest mojo sketch, and can be found here.

The pp is Tim Holtz, and Pink Paislee, the ribbon, button, and image are all from my stash, the border is Martha Stewart, and my nesties. I covered a piece of BG chipboard with vintage music sheet, and added a healthy dose of acrylic paint. The chipboard butterfly is K-Ology.

thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Other cards based on CardPatterns

Just some fun using the same sketch as Card Patterns 129.

The Autumn card is for the weekly challenge over at Inspire Swap Chat.

The paper is BG, and the stamps are SU.

The middle card features a Verve stamp.

thanks for looking!


Card Patterns 129

I was super excited to see on Monday morning that I had been chosen as a "Super Six" at Card Patterns - woohoo! The blog is here.

I think I'm gonna like this challenge blog - the los are excellent, and the entries are so good to look at!

Here is this week's entry - BG paper, Flourishes stamps, copics, memento. and lots of spellbinders. The ribbon is Chatterbox, and the pearls are Scrapbook Essentials.

thanks for looking!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Card Patterns 128

I just discovered a new challenge blog yesterday - Card Patterns - quite by accident! The blog is here.

The pp and cs are Scrapbook Essentials, the flower, trim, and ribbon are from my stash. The butterfly is from a wine label ;} and the glass button is K-Ology. The chipboard is BG, and I covered it with vintage music sheet. I used quite a bit of MM Manila acrylic paint.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Distressed Technique

The pp is DaisyD, the ephemera, and the pic are from ,y collection, MM paint, Jolees frame coated with Rock Candy Stickles, and the metal tag was a gift from a swap. The buttons are also unknown, and I used Ranger crackle paint from Tim Holtz on the heart, which I hand cut. The definition phrase was cut from a piece of paper that I think I got from the dollar store, and I have no idea of the manufacturer.

Learning Factory is having a contest

The Learning Factory is having a contest, and this is my entry. I'm having trouble posting it to their site.

The pp is Tim Holts, and DCWV, the stamps are all Tim Holtz Visual Artistry, and the ink is all Ranger. I used a couple of Tim Holtz/ Sizzix folders, and I made the flowerd myself by melting some satin ribbon.

Another Challenge Card

The pp is Pink Paislee again, the stamp is Inkadinkado, the little gems are acrylic buttons I found for using in water vases, and the ribbon and lace I found at a used clothing shop.

Challenge card for Inspire Swap Chat

The pp is Pink Paislee, and the the stamp is TPC. Everything else is from my stash the buttons, the binding and the stick pin I made myself

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mojo 204

This is for Mojo 204. The sketch is here.

The pp is MME, the stamps are SU, and I brayered the background

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mojo 203

The pp is DCWV, the stamp is Inkadinkado, the ribbon is from my stash, and I used my MS punch. I made the embellie myself!

The sketch can be found here.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Mojo 202

I just made it in time for MOJO 202. The sketch is here.

The cs is assorted, and the pp is BoBunny. The stamps are Prairie Rubber, and SU, and I've coloured the image with my Prismas.

The pearls are some wedding doodads. I used a Cuttlebug cut & emboss for the shells.

Thanks to Julie for a sketch that was a tough one!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

a Card Contest over at ISC

thanks to Jenny over at Inspire Swap Chat for such a cute little card kit!


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Case Study # 50

The white cs is from Staples, and the coloured cs is Bazzill, the stamp is Verve. I used my EK Success punches for the border and the leaves, and my nesties for the label. The ink is SU.

This is for my sister who just lost her husband - thoughts and prayers to her young family.

The sketch is from CASE study - this was the perfect design for a sympathy card, and could not have come at a better time. The sketch is here.

Mojo 201 - A birthday card for Sam

This is for my nephew Sam who turns two in August.

The stamps are all SU, and the cs is Colorbook and SU.

The buttons and ribbon are from my stash.

The sketch is mojo, and can be found here.

Thanks to Julie at Vereve for another great sketch.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Case Study Challenge #49

I hadn't had a chance to particpate in CASE STUDY CHALLENGE in awhile, but I just love that cards there. The inspiration can be found here.

The stamps are SU, as well as the ink. The flower and the ribbon are both just cheapies from the dollar store, and I used my nesties.

thanks for taking a look!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Swap cards for mojo 200

These are for a swap at Inspire Swap Chat, and I have followed the mojo 200 sketch again.

The stamp is Rachelle Anne Miller. and the pp is MME, the buttons are BG, and it is coloured with my copics.

A prototype for a Bonbonierrie

Someone at work asked me to create a 'bonbonierrie for a wedding giveaway. This is a bar of Lavender soap wrapped up for the ladies