Thursday, February 11, 2010

more lovey dovey work

This is My Creative Scrapbook's Limited Edition kit for February. These Limited Edition kits are always a pleasure to work with. They are always loaded with so many goodies and this one is no exception with some wonderful things like Maya Road kraft envies, Pink Paislee and Fancy Pants paper and of course, PRIMA!

Love Bites: (Doesn't that title just make you burst into singing Def Leppard? LOL) Leave it to my nephew, Mr. Ben, to EAT the photo props :) I have since added journaling to the little space below the photo. Thanks to my new acquisition of red Maya Mist, the trim and the flower on this layout are now red. The trim was originally white/beige and the flower was a pale pink-ish colour.

Little Mama: Larissa tells me that she wants to be a Mommy when she grows up ...awww. It's no surprise though. If you saw how well she takes care of her stuffies (like Blush, the pink dog in this photo) you would see that it's a well chosen path for her. The care she puts into her teddies is amazing...signing to them, cleaning them, feeding them, lots of cuddles and lullabies at night...a great little mama indeed.

Teddy Bear Love: And yet another layout about Larissa's love for her teddy bears. I was doing a little Valentines Day photoshoot with Larissa and her cousin and they wanted their favourite stuffies (favourites of the day that is) to join in on the photoshoot. Let me introduce you to: Blush, the pink dog and George, the curious monkey ;) The trim that comes with this kit is white/beige but a little bit of red Maya Mist did the wonders for changing it to a colour that worked better for my layouts.

And of course, some more altered jars. Are you getting sick of my jars yet? People are always asking me what on earth I do with these ? Some of them stay in my craft room. Larissa claims some... she has one filled with loonies and toonies in her bedroom. I use them in my kitchen, livingroom and hall as little decorations. Sometimes I gift them or sell them at a charity auction. They are always made from jars that I recycle around the kitchen...


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The story of hugs & kisses... a mini album

I am really excited to show you this little heart shaped mini album that I made for My Creative Scrapbook using their album kit. This kit is just full of all kinds of goodies that are perfect for making a mini album. It was during this project that I discovered my love for Maya Mist. The trim that is around the front page of the album used to be lime green and with a just a light application of Maya Mist, it became this beautiful red. (I did learn however, if you are in a rush for your lace trim to dry and you decide to use your heat gun to speed up the process - do not set the lace trim on the blanket on your lap when heating it....or you will burn a whole in your blanket LOL! )

And I have to mention that this kit came with a bottle of pink STICKLES! I love fact, I used the entire bottle on this album.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

oh la love!

I love Valentines Day! I love making Valentines with Larissa, baking heart shaped cookies and doing some fun little V-day photoshoots as well. I really enjoyed working with the MCS kits this month (well, really, I love it every month!) This is My Creative Scrapbook's main kit for February. Here's a peek at what my fellow DT members have been doing with the MCS February kits. I have had a lot of people asking me about how to get their hands on these

Cheek to Cheek: Most of the photos that I used for the February kit are from a fun little photo shoot with Larissa & her cousin. I barely had to bribe them at all....well, except for the big heart shaped lollipop that you will see in the mini album post. They did want to include their favourite teddy bears in some of the photos though.

Just the 2 of us: I am IN LOVE with MAYA MIST! The colours are rich and deep and it doesn't take total saturation to achieve the look you want. I used red maya mist here and some masking with the Making Memories acrylic hearts that came with the kit.

Family: This is me with my brothers, sisters and parents last summer.

And yet another altered jar for my project... a recycled pickle jar actually :)

Stay tuned for more lovey dovey projects during the coming week!