Saturday, June 21, 2008

Life in Pictures

Here is another 3D flower layout. I stamped these calla lilly stamps (PSX) in black ink with brass embossing powder. I painted the leaves with watercolours and the flowers are painted with Radiant Pearls. For those of you how are no familiar with Radiant Pearls, they are like a shimmery paint and they will dry by themselves in about 24 hours or you can emboss them. I used clear detail embossing powder over them. Then I cut out each flower and leaf and layered them until the layered using hot glue to give added dimension. The chipboard circle is covered in criss-crossed sheer ribbon. The "my life in pictures' stamp is stamped on acetate with Staz-on ink and backed with a piece of K&Co pattern paper. The yellow butterfly & journaling spot are K&Co Wild Safron collection (a personal fav of mine). The swirl stamps are by Autumn Leaves and are also stamped on acetate with Staz-on and then cut out. The green pattern papers are Fancy Pants (sweet pea - Claire). This picture is little Larissa sitting on tree stump in my sisters backyard. It's hard to get a picture when she is smiling and still has her eyes open.

Friday, June 20, 2008


This is another 3D flower layout... the flowers are stamped, embossed and painted with watercolours and iridescent paint. They are layered with hot glue to give them dimension. There are drops of glossy accents on the flowers & in the centers as well as Kaiser pearls in the centers of the flowers. Basic Grey stamp, Heidi Swapp Chipboard, Rubber Stampede stamp, Kaiser pearls, K&Co fabric swatch, Me&My Big Ideas & Prima pattern paper, Creative Cafe word strip. The flowers have glitter glue (Stickles) along the edges, glossy accents drops and pearl centers.

Journaling: Larissa, as I watch you go about your day, I cannot but continuously thank God for bringing you to us. You have brought us so much happiness. Always know how much you are loved...everyday. Spring '08

Published x 3

WOOT WOOT!! Canadian Scrapbooker has accepted three of my layouts for their Fall '08 magazine. My sister, Jocelyne also has two layouts being published in the same issue along with a photograph of her sweet Benjamin dressed up as a lion for Halloween. We are both thrilled to have our layouts published together!!!! The layouts are already sent to Alberta for photographing so now we just need to wait patiently for September 1, the release date!!! Here are some sneak peaks of what will be published :)

I am published!

It was pretty exciting back in February to learn that I would have a layout published in Canadian Scrapbooker, summer '08 magazine!!! I signed over the copyright and shipped out my layout in a pizza box. I was so nervous that the magazine would come out and my layout wouldn't be in it..... oh we didn't think it was good enough in real life...there wasn't enough room in the magazine, sorry we had to bump you... I kept dreaming up all these ways that it could go wrong. Well, I have the magazine in my hands now (two copies actually!) WOOT WOOT!!! I'm pretty sure that I am the first scrapbooker from PEI to have a layout published in Canadian Scrapbooker. Here's the layout they published. "Canadian Kids" Larissa, Keaton & Khristian during Canada Day celebrations, Summer '07 in Georgetown, PEI.