Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Scrapbowl tag book

A Fiskateer friend asked me about the little tag book I made for the Scrapbowl and I realized that I didn't post the photos of the finished book. I used Fiskars USX and the frame template to cut several frames from colored cardstock. During the event I asked the celebs to sign the tags and later I added the pictures to the other sides of the tag.

Here is the tag with Shimelle's autograph.
And here is the other side of the same tag.

The frame template is one of my favorites! I need to thank Amy, fiskateer 1050 for the original idea. She made a cute travel minialbum using the frame shape. Her minialbum inspired me to use it for my tag book

The good, the bad and the ugly

Lots of good things to share!

My downloadable lesson for Fiskars is up!

I am totally excited about it. It was a lot of work to decide what's is the best way to showcase the technique I was using and keep in mind that I need to give instructions. It definitely changed the way I usually approach the layout. Great experience for me!
Here are some more pictures that were not included in the lesson. They show the use of USX template on top of the texture plate.

This layout was made for the Oh Scrap e-magazine founded by talented Debbie Buckland. The theme was Vision of Fabric. Before saying goodbye to my bathing robe I took the lace off and used it on a layout. The cream and red flowers are pieces of the same lace painted with acrylic paint.

And finally, I finished the huge project I was busy with - two heritage albums for my friend. Here is a sneak peak from album 1:

and album 2:

I will put a slideshow of all pages in few days.

The school is over in 3 days, we will have friends visiting from Maryland and I am far to be ready! That's bad!

Wet basements (we had only minimal damage), sewage in people homes, closed roads and that

That's just plain ugly! This year the weather is full of surprises....

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Fiskars corner-border punch

The new punches are on my list of favorite tools! Tomorrow I am going to demo them at my LSS. I made few samples to show what you can do.

This card is made layering 4x4, 3x3 and 2x2 punched squares. Heidi Grace Midnight Kisses paper and stickles.

Layout with framed picture. All products are from Jenni Bowlin kits.

The next demo will by Sunday. I will be showing the USX tool - still need to make samples for that!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


This one was made for my Fiskateer friend that is recovering from the surgery. I saw the card idea on the HeroArts blog and had fun putting it together. The stamps are from CTMH.

The next three cards are just few birthday cards I made for kids friends. Simple but cute! And great use of scraps. The butterfly wings are made using Fiskars squeeze punches.

This card was made as a store sample. Fiskars corner-border punch and USX.

The last one was a sample for the Certified Fiskars Demonstrators training.

It is June!

I can't believe how fast the summer had sneaked up on me. 10 more days the school will be over and the summer craziness will begin. I'd better be ready LOL

My blog was so lonely in May, just 2 posts. I'll try to do better this month. I have a lot of ideas for this blog, hope to work on some of them this summer :)

Meanwhile, here are some photos of my little princess. She went to a dress-up birthday party and came back with an impressive hair-do. I pulled out more than 30 clips from her hair next morning LOL

I did a lot of scrapping last month, not everything I can share yet. Here is a lo I did using May Fiskars sketch. The photos are 3 years old when Miss L was just 6.5. She had an adorable smile. She still has :) Most of the products are from Heidi Grace Only Time collection. I had some older HG daisy rub-ons that worked perfectly. The chipboard letters are by Heidi Swapp. Fiskars border bunch, of course. I believe I am addicted to them LOL

I am demoing the fiskars border-corner punch this Friday at my LSS. Of course I made few new projects to show. I will be taking few pictures later today and will post them today and tomorrow.