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Friday, March 16, 2012

Sharing some Magnolia cards

It's no secret that I love the Magnolia stamps - especially the Tilda's.   I am really hoping that one of my local retailers will start bringing them in soon.  As much as I love a good deal buying on Kijiji or Ebay - but I want to keep my local Scrapbooking Stores in business. On that note - here is a few samples that I picked up recently - however they are not new.

I've started to change my style of doing cards, let me know what you think?  All images have been coloured with my copic markers.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A little Paradise in my life ...

Sharing two layouts I did with the Paradise collection from Little Yellow Bicycle.  I just adore teal green and dark pink together.  Toss in some chocolate brown and well that is the best colour combination on the planet!  I also love the texture of LYB cardstock, it looks like linen on top, and it is THICK it distresses very well.
Tree Hugger


Supply list:

Patterned paper - Little Yellow Bicycle - Paradise collection
Cardstock - Bo Bunny double dot; Bazzil basics
Flowers - LYB; Prima, Webster's Pages, hand made (pink roses)
Trim and accessories - Webster's Pages (lace), We R Memory Keepers (twine, eyelet), Bo Bunny (trinket), Dollarama (bling), Prima (pebbles)
Punches - Martha Stewart

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 9, 2012

A little Cock-A-Doodle-doo for you!

Kaisercraft has come out with a very different collection in their Cock-a-doodle-doo line, very down on the farm and country.  You would think that me living in the rural place that I do I would have tones of farm photos?  Instead I took the 'little piggy' idea and ran with it and scrapped a photo of my daughter's feet that we had done when she was only a few months old.  I love this photo and it was perfect for what I had in mind ... although I know this is totally NOT what Tina was looking for when she provided me with Kaisercraft's farm papers.  Don't worry Tina, I will do another layout with a farm photo on it for you.
This Little Piggy

For this layout I wanted to keep it soft and girly but keep the focus on the piggy and of course the play on words with my daughter's toes.  I copped a circle in half and added some gathered boarder punch around the edge to look like a lace doily.  I love that banners are back (or did they ever really go out of style?) so I used some VERY old paper from my stash that matched perfectly with the colours I had going on here for the scalloped edge around the banners.  I used some houndstooth paper from the Jillibean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder collection if you can believe that! And look at that, I even fussy cut the cute little piggy - and stuck on a two-holed button to pop up his nose.

Keep your eye on this blog as I will be doing another layout with some actual farm photos from a trip we made to Quebec to visit a friend's organic farm two summers ago.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

More Little Yellow Bicycle Winter Twig

Crisp blue, cool steely grey, a hint of mossy green and a dash of chocolate brown accent.  The Winter Twig collection from Little Yellow Bicycle is great to work with.  I have always loved the canvas like texture to LYB papers.  I did however pair this winter paper with photos of my son that were not taken in the winter at all, they were in fact taken in the hottest week in September, but the colour in his shirt really went well with this paper - who says you have to have winter photos on a winter paper? 
Little One

I kept a very horizontal look to this very simple layout and added a title that I cut with my Cricut (Calligraphy Collection) and distressed with some Ranger Distressing Inks (vintage photo & gathered twigs)  Two of my handmade flowers top off this layout and of course some Prima leaves tucked in there.  I am SO not afraid to put flowers on my boy layouts - not even a little!


I used Ranger Distress Stain in Picket Fences to tone down the beautiful pine cone paper so that I could journal on it. I altered the colour on the button to my liking by using my copic markers and giving it a textured look. My favorite chipboard letters from Basic Grey (Piper in Milk Chocolate Chip - and had I known they would discontinue making them I would have bought 50 packages!!!)  I made my own flowers as usual - two different styles; and if you are interested in learning some of my flower techniques I suggest that you sign up for my flower making class that I will be giving at Tina's Scrapbooking Creations on April 25th.  I supply all the materials and show you how to make 5 different flowers to add to your layouts, cards and altered projects, all for the amazing low cost of $20!

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