Monday, June 28, 2010

Celebrating Crate Paper

I was cropping with some friends at the beginning of May and to make packing light, I just brought the Brook and Paper Dolls collections with me. I had great fun with the playful die cuts and great stickers that came along with the kits. I absolutely love these yellow American Crafts Dear Lizzy Thickers. I think they go perfectly with the Brook collection. Crate Paper has an awesome DT call out right now for all you interested girls. I would totally be interested if I didn't have my hands full already! I was however really excited to stumble across this post on the Crate blog recently!!!

Bounce: Larissa enjoying her 'new to her' trampoline last fall. I was just waiting for some fun and playful pattern paper to go along with these photos and I was quite pleased at how well the Brook papers worked for this.
I spent a good amount of time fussy cutting that branch/twiggy thing from the pattern paper. I attached Kaisercraft pearls to some of the branches for a little added dimension.

There she goes: my big girl got herself all dressed up and ready to move away. She told me that she was off to the big city to get a job. She also told me that she was going to make her own lunch everyday and it was going to have popsicle in it and she was going to eat the popsicle first, before her healthy stuff :D

Pictou, NS: Every summer we make sure to get at least ferry ride back to PEI . We usually stop in Pictou on the way to take a walk around the waterfront front, check out the local tall ship, visit some merchants and most importantly, get an ice cream cone ;)

Thanks for visiting today!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

One Sweet Day

I created this sweet little mini album using My Creative Scrapbook's June Album kit. I had so much fun working with these products. The little wavy edge album is by Maya Road and the paper in this kit is from KI Memories. All these pictures are from an Easter celebration day that my sisters and I put on for our children. We made spring crafts, baked and decorated easter bunny cup cakes and played spring games. The children has a blast and ate way too much sugar!

When I make a mini album, I usually use a whole bottle of Stickles on it. I use the Stickles to decorate all the edge of my book as well as the embellishments and flowers on it. I often use it to accent the pattern on papers as well. I will usually do one side of all the pages and let them dry overnight and then come back in the morning and glitter up all the opposite sides. My most favourite stickles are Crystal, Stardust, Diamond, Cinnamon and Fruit Punch.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

my eyes are turning green

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I made this layout for Monochromatic Monday at Pink Paislee this week. I chose green for this monochromatic layout because I knew the title was going to have the word green in it and I thought it would be a nice little touch. I had a lot of fun mixing elements from both the Queen Bee and 365 Degrees lines.

I called this layout “My eyes are turning green”. Larissa has beautiful blue eyes. She was lucky enough to get those from her Daddy. Well, since Mommy has green eyes, she wants to have Mommy’s eyes and she keeps insisting that her eyes are going to turn green. When she eats broccoli she thinks the more she eats, the greener her eyes will turn. (I don’t say too much about that because I do want her to eat lots of broccoli!)


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Barbie Jeep

Larissa was gifted this Barbie Jeep from one of Jason’s coworkers who had daughters that outgrew it. She just loves it. It has a little stereo in it that plays little Barbie tunes and she drives it all over the yard, waving to us like she’s the Queen.

I had a lot of fun making this layout. I was inspired to create it when I was dismantling some old kits and came across some Bella Blvd goodies and huge page of fun and PINK supplies. To get the background, I used a piece Martha Stewart lace cardstock as a template and sprayed Glimmer Mist over it. I use transparencies to create layers. It was bit of a different use for transparencies than I a normally use. I have a new little detail that I am adding to my page.... from now on, all my buttons will have thread in them! I used to never thread them but then I did it for a recent sewing layout and I loved the extra little touch it added. Of course, then Cindy said she can't stand when buttons aren't threaded so that just convinced me it is the right thing to do!! My other new favourite thing is Ranger Liquid Pearls. I love to use them to accent fussy cuts, edges, flowers...just about anything that you would use Stickles on. I'm going to have to hunt down more of these little precious bottles becuase I know that I will be going through a lot of them!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

it's been a while!

Hey everyone, sorry for my long blogger absence. I have been a busy bee. I have oodles to share but have just been so busy that I haven't had much time to get online and keep with with sharing scrappy goodness.

I just have to show off this amazing June Limited Edition kit from My Creative Scrapbook. It is a beautiful mix of Girls Paperie and Prima....WOW!! I made four layouts with it and still have a ton of product left to play with. Check out what my fellow DT gals have created with it as well.

Adore: There is just something so cute about kids playing in laundry baskets don't you think?

This girl loves to colour: Oh boy, does she ever. She was playing in the park and then just plopped herself down on some grass and pulled out her colouring kit. I think Mama's crafts may influence her just a bit ;)

Lucky (to have you two) This is a photo of DH and Larissa playing Dora memory cards on a Sunday morning on the livingroom rug :)

I just love when Larissa folds her hands like this. I swear she was born this way...since day one she has clasped her hands together like that, especially when she is sleeping. She is being so sweet in this photo because she was actually begging for candy.... go figure eh? heehee

Stay tuned because there's lots more scrappiness to come over the next several days!