Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween 2012!

Just a couple highlight pics from earlier today...all the inspiration for scrapbooking that I ever need! :)

Saying goodbye isn't easy to do...

Especially when you're saying goodbye to a wonderful company like Scrapmatts. I have been with them for 2 years - since November 2010, and I have enjoyed every moment of getting to create with their gorgeous laser-cut chipboard designs. Sophie (whom I actually got to meet last this past April!) and Andrew are the sweetest, most generous owners and Angella is a wonderfully talented DT coordinator. The DT is such a great group, so it's definitely sad to say goodbye, even though I know I'll see everyone around in cyberspace. Over the past 2 years, I uploaded nearly 200 photos to my Ning gallery there, and I think that's a great take-away from this experience that I will be able to hold onto forever. Here are just a few favorites :) They go in order from oldest to newest:

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Saturated Canary card

I recently discovered really gorgeous new stamps - Saturated Canary. They sell digi stamps in the shop, but you can also purchase rubber stamps at some stores. I bought three from 7 Kids College they are:

Super cute, right?? I also found some freebies to use in the meantime, and created a card for the challenge on the Saturated Canary blog (you can find the challenge HERE). I colored her up with Copics, as usual. Since it was a really fun color challenge, I got to use my 6x6 Prima "Craftsman" paper pad. I stitched on the two mats, and added some Prima flowers, Prima pearl flourishes, and a couple old K & Company metal embellies from my stash. The gorgeous laser-cut chipboard clock is by Scrapmatts.

And here is the inside of the card:

If you want to hear me ramble a little bit about the card and my new stamp purchase, I made a video for my YouTube channel:

Friday, October 19, 2012

Something sweet...

Just a quick LO about DD to document her love of that space dots ice cream. I used "Persnickety" line by Lily Bee, which I had a lot of left over from last month, when the Punky Sprouts DT had an exchange with them. Also, I used Punky Sprouts canvas banner and the really cute flair is by Josie. I heat embossed the die-cut leaves with Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder in "Olive" and the brown color spray is also by them.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Using the Clicut!

I really love fussy cutting, and my detail scissors are my best friend. However, there are definitely times when they just don't cut it (lol). I love the Clicut for spaces that are enclosed, where scissors can't go - inside letters, in circles, etc.

I also love how using the Clicut can alter the gorgeous Imaginisce die-cuts and give them a more elegant touch.You can use the Clicut to trim off some of the white and add more detail to your die-cuts, as I did here.

By the way, I will be sending this card along with my other Christmas cards to Share-a-Card charity - check out this blog post for more info.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

My first Sweet Nothings project!

Today, I'm sharing my very first Sweet Nothing DT project. I made a card using the brand new "Say Cheese Sophie", available as a Digi stamp at the Sweet Nothings store. I thought her oversized 80's sweater was too cute not to color :) I colored her with Copic markers on X-Press IT white paper. The patterned paper is My Mind's Eye "On The Bright Side". The silk flower and bling flourish corner are both by Flourish With A Bling and the white doily is from Punky Sprouts. I hope you guys like her! She was really fun to work with. I also finished off the inside.

Here is the inside:

And here is another view in direct sunlight - you can see the pretty corner flourish a little bit better here:

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Boardwalk Princess

I have another layout to share, using My Mind's EYe "Miss Caroline" papers, Flourish With A Bling pearl flourish in mango, and a Scrapmatts laser-cut chipboard frame that I colored black. This is Morgan on the boardwalk this summer: