Thursday, December 29, 2011

Scrap That, Girlie Grunge and Bella Creations

Hello everyone, all the best in the new year 2012!  December was a great month for creative challenge from my favorite web blogs.  Scrap That had a beautiful sketch designed by Robin S which worked wonderfully for my oversize photo, Girlie Grunge provided a challenge with a material list and Bella Creations added the sparkle to my layout with a freelance misting challenge........
Misted (DSD smooch spritz candle glow color)  in the top left with the Prima Brick mask I received from sweet bella Margie.   Materials include  Donna Salazar Antiquities paper collection , Smooch Spritz candle glow color,  Corrugated cardboard gears, misting using brick mask with candle glow color. Doily, cheese cloth, glitter, walnut stickles, self-adhesive jewels, blackbird color and inks.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bella Creations

Ladies, Bella Creations had this beautiful Santa image, Lets Scrap posted a classic sketch and Scrap That gave us a challenge to reflect Santa at his . G45 papers really complemented this Vintage Santa and the sketch really showcased the image.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dec 1, 2011 Tag Days Begin

Inspiration from Tim Holtz, I made this Tag  using G45 Le Cirque Collection pattern paper for the Scrap That Red and Green Challenge.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Eclectic shabby chic grunge

Enjoy the journey.  I have entered a new phase of discovery into the world of grunge techniques.  I plan to experiment a bit in this style.  Thanks to all for great inspiration.
Donna Salazar Antiquities collection, stanza stamp, smooch spritz.  Dusty Attic chipboard, Prima mask, BoBunny \urban stamp, cheese cloth, paint, modelling paste, eclectic treasure, hemp lacing, guitar strings, corrugated cardboard, embossing powder,

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Scrap That! October Challenge

Scrap That sells beautiful kits, check them out.  Here is the Afternoon Tea Webster's Pages kit for my layout titled, Cake at the Dock!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cardz TV

Here is my card for the Challenge # 93  Think Pink!!  I used the Happy \hauntings Cricut cartridge for the shoe.

Cricut 360 Halloween Challenge

Here is my spooky Halloween card for the Cricut 360 Blog Challenge. 

Inspired by Jo, DT member of Cricut 360. 
Jo’s blog can be found here

I used the Sophisticated cartridge to make my spider.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Basic Grey weekly challenge

3 photo's, 3 patterned papers and 3 brads.
Oliver greyson  Oliver element stickers  Oliver poka dots/red reverse pattern paper
Max & whiskers glazed brads
Pyrus background paper
Tim Holtz gear dies

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


My son is in a band and this is one of the titles of the bands songs...."All Ways the Same" slight slant!  Actually the bands name is   "Slightly Left"  check them out on facebook, You Tube, CD released.   
BG Lauderdale paper collection, sun rays & sun glow.
Dusty Attic chicken wire panel DA0177, BG decorative paper clips and CricutCartridge guitar
Donna Salazar stamp-Stanza
So, Scrap That has a challenge where you use a title of a song in your layout.  My title is
All Ways the Same. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

CRICUT 360º - Challenge # 1

Here is Cricut's 1st challenge which is the beginning of a great year of fun weekly challenges.  My invitation is for a Bridal Shower.  Join in the fun and become a follower of Cricut 360 blog and facebook.   
Wall Decor & More, shoes; Storeybook flourish, Cindy Loo square frame & Circular frame

Friday, June 24, 2011

Petaloo's Color Me Crazy Challenge

June is color me crazy month at Petaloo. Check it out, there are 3 categories you can create and submit a creative artistic entry. Check it out here, due date is July 15th. Here is my entry for the Altered project.
I have turned a wooden framed artist canvas into a shadow box.
Painted with gesso and modelling paste. Misted with Tsuineko Cherry Blossom mist.

Petaloo Color M Crazy Wild Rose flowers, misted with Tsuineko sheer shimmer spritz copper and Cherry Blossom Walnut Ink.  Glue Dots Adhesive's, minis.

Hand wrapped vine using \petaloo Floral Embelishments, Velvet Hydrangeas. I took the Hydrangeas apart and wrapped them with green florist tape and added the Sizzix # 656064 branch set leaf to create this lovely vine. The florist tape was painted with gesso.

Zva Creative crystals pink.
Graphic 45-Once upon a time paper collection.
String of pearls
Glue Dots Adhesive

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bobunny Friday Challenge

Bobunny promotes creativity by having a Friday Challenge. This weeks challenge is to use a piece of fabric, such as a piece of clothing as inspiration. Here is my inspiration a frilly piece of lingerie with a corset lacing feel to it.

I have choosen to use the Bobunny Time \piece collection of papers. The handmade lily flowers are made from the moments pp. The green cardstock vine has been cut using the Sizzix #656064 leaves set. I love how the timepiece cut outs have worked well with this layout, capturing the theme of the layout of my mother when she was 16 years old.

Check out my post below which complements this layout of Love.

Lets Scrap May Sketch

Lets scrap celebrated National Scrapbook Day all month long. How much fun is that for all of us scrappy ladies? Here is my interpretation of one of the sketch challenges. This is the BoBunny Time piece collection which has beautiful jewel tones mixed with soft brown tones that look great with the splash of white in the designs.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bobunny sketch challenge

Here is my creation using the Bobunny sketch challenge posted on their blog.

Materials List: Gabrielle paper collection, paradise flowers, pearls, martha steward border punches, bazzill CS and lace.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Dusty Attic April sketch

Here is my interpretation of the DA sketch for the month of April.

This is an interpretation of my mon's shelf in her bedroom, with pictures of her husband to be. Echo \park paper, tulle. DA mini chipboard frames, string of pearls, clipart victorian vase.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lets scrap final layout

This is my final layout assignment for Lets Scrap. I had a great 3month assignment. The sketch for his layout is here. Stop by lets scrap and join the sketch club.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Creative Scrappers

At I found sketch layout #150 which i designed my creation of my grandmother for this challenge. I used Webster papers.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Lets Scrap-challenge 92

Lets scrap gave members a challenge within the forum challenge 92 to create Vintage Shabby Chic. So of course I ran to the web for ideals. I believe I have found my happy place right now in this area of vintage shabby chic. So here is my card for the challenge.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lets Scrap

Here are a couple of layouts that I created using a sketch designed by Cheri O'neil of the Lets Scrap Sketch site.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Scrap That Canada's Best Kit "Club"

Check it out, Scrap That has a DT challenge for all to try. Design a LO or card only using 2 colors. Here is my card, which I am giving a bride to be for her bridal shower this summer.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lets Scrap

Here is a creative layout I did for the Lets Scrap sketch site. You can see the layout at the Learning Factory.
Materials list: Echo Park, for the record paper collection

Monday, March 28, 2011

Dusty Attic March Sketch Challenge

Here is my creative layout using the Dusty Attic sketch for a photo swap at ScrapThat Canadian Kit Club.
Materials List:
DA 0305 Tribal Design #1, Echo Park, For the Record paper collection, BoBunny timepiece clear stamp #ST809, Bazzill jewels, blackbird, Ranger Distress Stickles, Walnut Stain, 26 gauge colored wire, black, white & black bazzill cardstock. Black acrylic paint. Transparency flourish.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Learning Factory Layout

Here is a layout using the Graphic 45 paper collection. Be sure to check out the Learning Factory website at

They have new paper collections in stock, so stop into the store.

Sketch designed by Cheri O'neil from Lets Scrap.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Card Challenge Tuesday 22-2-2011 @ Bo Bunny

And here is my creative take on the sketch.

Materials List: BoBunny Midnight frost collection, paradise flowers, Martha Stewart butterfly and garden trellis punch, creme tack, fibre and liquid pearls.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Mr. Sub Shootout-Toronto

Here is a Joseph Curtis, Maple Leaf Goalie LO that I did for a friend. Materials List: Bobunny with transparencies. A Pencil line sketch.
I personally love to get autograph's, getting upclose and personal.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Lets Scrap

Here is one of my favorite bright splash of color layouts that I did for Lets Scrap this week. My pictures are from my January trip to Costa Rica. Everything is super sized.
Here is the sketch challenge this week

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Graphic 45 design

Well, graphic 45 has caught my eye this winter and it just seems I can't get enough of this paper. Here is another layout I did featuring the technique of printing onto transparencies with inking and painting.
Check out they have some good stuff happening.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Graphic 45 papers-Learning Factory

My first creative layout for the Learning Factory-Scrapbooks in Brantford. Come on in and pick out some Graphic 45 papers. Sketch by Cheri \O'Neil of Lets Scrap,

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Graphic 45 designs

Here is one layout that I did around christmas time that I never had a chance to post, since i was in Costa Rica Jan 1. Love the texture of G45.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Scrap That Canada's Best Kit "Club"

The Scrap That! Design Team is having a friendly team competition between the design team members. So, I am on Vicky's Team, since she was the first one I found making the announcement of the playground adventure. I give credit to the other team member, as I found her first in the big world wide web and she brought me to Scrap That. (i don't want her to feel poorly of me for gathering at the other end of the play ground with Vicky) on this occassion. Really enjoy everyone at Scrap That.... So get over to Vicky's blogspot and VOTE for my game leader.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Enjoying the Adventure

The year 2011 is going to be a fun adventure year which I hope to enjoy right into 2012. I have been on a huge learning curve since Jan 1st and it does not appear to be changing any time soon. So, hang on and enjoy the ride with me. I have been creating fun layouts for Lets Scrap and would like to share some of my creations with you.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Design Team for Learning Factory Scrapbooks

The Year 2011 is starting out with a new journey for me. I happy to announce that I will be on the Design Team for the Learning Factory for 6 months beginning
March 1st. Please stop into the Learning Factory in Brantford and see all the designs that the DT members have created with the great products that the store carries for all of you artistic creators. There are beautiful kits and classes available for all those interested in preserving their photo's and memories.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lets Scrap Design Team

I'm am so happy to announce that I will be a brand new member of the Let's Scrap Design Team! Let's Scrap is one of the challenge sites I belong to that gives you sketches and fun challenges to promote talent within the papercraft industry. The year 2011 will be a fun time for my creative artistic passion of scrapbooking. I hope you will join me in celebrating my adventure with Lets Scrap.

Monday, January 24, 2011

January's Prima Product Pick and Palette!

check it out at prima