Monday, November 30, 2009

Mistletoe & Co.

This is Larissa last December just before we took her to see the Santa at the mall. She had drew him a picture and a card (her present to him). Almost everything here is from the Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co line with healthy dose of Kaisercraft pearls and a little strip of Little Yellow Bicycle poinsettia glitter lace cardstock.

These little stars are made with Mistletoe & Co. stamps.

I put a little pearl in each star on the die cut and then used white floss to stitch around the border.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Colours Enchanted

Here is another fall layout I did using some more Pink Paislee goodies. I also did this one at the crop a few weeks back (I was quite productive that day!) Most Pink Paislee paper is from their Amber Road Collection but the die cut along the right of the photo is a older piece.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Fall Beauty

This is a layout that I did at a crop a couple weeks back. It's a little bit of everything... background paper is Pink Paislee (Amber Road Collection), the little die cut and metal 'fall' are Making Memories, the cutouts are from Sassafras paper, shimmer leaves are Scrapworks and there are few more manufacturers tossed in there. This is a photo from a recent fall photoshoot with Missy.

This "Fall" is a metal word by Making Memories :)


Thursday, November 26, 2009

More Holiday Work

I've been digging into my Pink Paislee stash this past week. They have an upcoming DT call plus my Guest Design with them is coming up very shortly. I have been waiting a year for it to arrive! Here's a little "Holiday Wish" that I created using their Tinsel Town and Pop Fashion lines. I have to add the the 'wishes' as journaling when Larissa tells me her list :)


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Christmas Countdown has begun

Only one month to go until the big day! Christmas is my favourite time of year. I have lots of layouts, especially Christmas themed that I will be posting over the next week so stay tuned. For now, here is what I created with the LCOM December kit.

Our Joy: I had a couple of pre-Christmas photoshoots lately with Larissa so I could make lots of Christmas layouts. This Little Yellow Bicyle paper is really unique. The finish on it is slightly shiny and the paper is really thick.

I used glitter gold embossing powder on these Christmas bells.

Countdown: The little tiny Prima crystals on this layouts are my new favourite scrappy embellishment!

This little mini Christmas tree is made by Maya Road and comes in the kit. There is an extra sheet of plain chipboard in the package so I used it to cut out one more layer..the back layer with the trunk. I thought the album looked more finished with this layer.

After I made this album I couldn't find it anywhere..then I caught a glimpse of it in Larissa's toy wagon that she was pulling around. She never takes anything from my scrap room or craft supplies so I asked her why she had it. "well you made it for me didn't's mine right" :) Indeed I did make it for her so I had to explain that if she put it in with her toys it would get wrecked so it's new home in the basket with the rest of the mini albums.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Whoooo loves you?

Whoooo loves you? This is a layout done with BoBunny and October Afternoon papers. I made this layout at a recent crop. This is Larissa and one her favourite babies, Belle the pink horse.
There is lots of hand stitching on this one :)


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Santa House

It's hard to believe that Christmas is a mere 37 days away! I love Christmas. I am so excited about it. I have been working furiously in my craft room making cards, layouts, mini books, tags, jars, bulbs and much more. I will share some of my projects over the coming days. I also did a Christmas photoshoot with Larissa yesterday to prepare for the FOUR Christmas related scrapbook kits that will be arriving in my mailbox this week.

For now, here is a layout that I did quite a while back but never posted. This is Larissa with the Santa Claus from the mall. Last year was the first time we took her to see him. She was always terribly afraid of Mr. Claus before that. She referred to the mall as the Santa house for months after the visit..hence the title :)

The reindeer (Basic Grey) was naked chipboard. I painted it black and used black Martha Stewart glitter.

*little tip: use Ranger Glossy Accents to adhere your glitter. When it is dry, apply another light coat over the top to seal in your glitter so it doesn't get all over your pages.


Monday, November 16, 2009

little bits and pieces

Good Monday morning everyone. I have a few little things to share with you today. I would have scrapbook layouts to post except it's dark and deary here...not good photographing light at all.

Here is a card that I made for my SIL.

And a card I made for my new niece Anna. She is two weeks old today.

And here are some vintage-y jars that I made and sold at an auction for charity. The supplies for these jars are from the October limited edition kit from My Creative Scrapbook.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Now it's my turn to go plum crazy

Do not adjust your monitors! Yes, I have created yet another purple layout. I have to give 100% of the credit for this layout to the very talented Tracey Taylor!

This is what Tracey had to say about this sheet of Glitz Design Plum Crazy paper: "What a perfect name for a paper line, don't you think?? I was instantly drawn to this piece of paper the moment I saw it."

I have to say that was pretty much my exact OPPOSITE reaction when I saw this piece of paper. I do believe that I may have mumbled something to the effect of 'looks like something that was in a 10 cent clearance bin and I still would have left it there' LOL..all in good fun of course. Well, after some banter I marched up to the LCOM store (we were at a crop) and bought this piece of paper! And yes, I paid regular price..didn't even wait for it to go on in the clearance bin ;)

The next part of the story goes like this:

well well well... we all know about my purple issue... Tracey twisted my arm and made me buy that paper Sarcastic Ok, so maybe it wasn't quite like that.... but I totally felt I needed to do a plum crazy layout as a challenge to myself. I bought the paper at the crop. Today, posed Larissa in the kitchen and took her photo ... edited and printed in several sizes, went looking for the paper... CAN'T FIND IT ANYWHERE! It's very rare that I lose something scrappy. I have searched and searched and searched and it's nowhere to be found!!

So I figure only two possible things could have happened 1) I slept-walk during the night and burned paper out of fear from the plum craziness of it all or 2) Cindy totally swiped it.... she was sitting right next to me and and I swear that she was eyeing it up for herself. Sarcastic

I hope I solve the mystery soon!! I have this very large photo of Larissa that took forever and I wanna put it on a chair!!

After posting of the disappearance of my plum crazy paper, I had a flood of messages assuring me that I would not go without and threatening to send me more paper.

Well yesterday the story progressed: I was looking at scrappy stuff upstairs with one of my sisters. I have a dresser on the landing that has scrappy D-rings and other scrappy stuff kinda piled up. I accidentally knocked it over and *BOOM * CRASH * SMASH* Albums and pages went flying down my stairs! We gasped and went running. Sitting there all pretty on the stairs amongst the wreckage was MY PURPLE PAPER!!!! It once was lost but now it's found so I gotta me some purple scrapping to do!!

Last night I sat down and here is the layout that I made. I have to say that I am extremely pleased with how this layout turned out. It's refreshing and different...of course, that is because I have completely scraplifted Tracey on this. It amazes me that she is could look at this paper and come up with such a creative and amazing layout. Thank you Tracey!

Journaling reads: Once upon a time there was a beautiful little princess and one of her favourite things was having a...tea party.

If you are wondering who makes that amazing pearl bracket, that is a Zva Creative product. Here's a link to the Plum Crazy paper if you want to pick up a sheet for yourself!