Friday, January 21, 2011

Scrapbook Express December DT work and Silhouette giveaway!

It is time to share what I did for Scrapbook Express in December.
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics), patterned paper (Making Memories), flowers (Petaloo), flower die and diecut machine (Quikutz), border corner punch (Fiskars), corner squeeze punch (Fiskars), stamp (Papertrey Ink)

Supplies: patterned paper (American Crafts), stickers (American Crafts), border corner punch (Fiskars), smooch ink (Clearsnap), pen (American Crafts), letter stickers (Doddlebug)

Supplies: patterned paper (My Mind's Eye, Crafting Jewish Style), chipboard letters (Heidi Swapp), letter stickers (Sassafras Lass, Doddlebug), circle stickers (Crafting Jewish Style), brads (My Mind's Eye), ribbon, charm, twine, pin (unknown)

Supplies: cardstock(unknown), patterned paper (Making Memories, We R Memory Keepers), embossed stickers (We R Memory Keepers), letter stickers (Doodlebug), faux eyelets (Jo-Ann), tag (Basic Grey)

I am really enjoying being part of the DT and just being part of the Scrapbook Express community. I met wonderful people there that are friendly, fun and keep my creative juice flowing! And don't forget the store! Heather has awesome prices on everything and always has sales. I really need to restrain myself when I order products for my DT projects. I would love to see some of you joining and participating in our challenges!

Right now, Scrapbook Express is hosting a Silhouette giveaway on Facebook. Here all the details:

Join the Scrapbook Express Event on Facebook!

Silhouette Give-away

Where: Scrapbook Express
When: Monday, February 28 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Scrapbook Express fan? Get a friend to like our page and mention you in a comment and you will receive an additional entry in our Silhouette Give-away!! We will randomly choose a winner from our Facebook Scrapbook Express Fans.

Isn't it awesome?

Tuesday Trio: new cards and blog candy

It was a while since I posted my Tuesday Trio DT work. The first card was based on sketch 48 and the challenge was to make a circle card with vintage feel. Vintage is not really my thing but I did my best. I used several die-cuts by K&Co that I got from Michael's few weeks ago. Looks vintage to me :)
Supplies: patterned paper (Kaiser Craft), die-cuts (K&Company), lace (unknown), jewel (Heidi Swapp), ink (Ranger)

The next card is based on sketch 49. Here the challenge was to use sewing.

Supplies: felt (Creative Imaginations), die-cuts (circle - Daisy D, sentiment - K&Company), chipboard heart (Heidi Grace), ribbon (unknown)

The next card is based on sketch 50 and again the challenge was "vintage". I really like how this card turned out! Maybe because I was using my new doily die. The flowers are from the same packet of vintage die-cuts from Michael's.

Supplies: patterned paper (Kaiser Craft), die-cuts (K&Company), pearls (Zva Creative), ink (Ranger), dies (Doily - My Favorite Things, label - Quickutz), stamp (American Crafts)

You can still play along! This challenge will be open till January 29th, 4pm CST. Link up your creations here

The last card for Tuesday Trio is based on sketch 51 that was posted today. The challenge today is to add a hidden sentiment to the card. I used my new Quickutz (I actually should say Lifestyle Crafts) hearts border die, the same I used on my white Winter 1972 layout. The border has 5 hearts, I cut 2 hearts, folded them and secured with a ribbon and brad. Like a mini card. The heart opens to reveal a sentiment.

Supplies: cardstock (unknown), die (Lifestyle Crafts), border punch (Fiskars), chipboard heart (Heidi Grace), letter stickers (Making Memories), butterflies (Jenni Bowlin), ribbon (unknown), brad (unknown)

If you want to play along, you can link up your creations (it doesn't have to be cards) here. It will be open till February 5th, 4pm CST.

Now to the exciting news - Tuesday Trio is hosting a giveaway to celebrate one year anniversary of the blog! You can read all about it here. Scroll down to the end of the post and don't let the strange symbols scare you away. The blog is bilingual and each Hebrew paragraph is followed by English.

This is all for today!

P.S. I talked with my mom about the Winter layout and she told me that it is probably winter of 1973-1974. Now it makes sense. I probably look more like 2 years old than 1 year old. So I replaced the number sticker and now it is called Winter 1973

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Winter Wonderland

It feels like winter here in Wisconsin. We had few snowy days and we were promised very cold temperatures for the weekend. In the middle of January I can't really complain about winter, only embrace it. One way of doing it is taking wintery pictures and looking back at the old ones.
The January Divas monthly challenge at Scrapbook Express is called Winter Wonderland - it calls for all white layout. It also asks to use something on the layout for each letter of the word "winter". You can read all details here

After going through my white supplies, ordering more white supplies, changing my mind 5 times I finally picked a picture. It is the original picture of little me and my mom probably from December 1972 or January 1973. I didn't want to put anything on top of the picture so I grouped all my embellishments around it.

Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill, Core'dinations), dies and diecut machine (Quickutz), photo corner punch (EK Success), distressed crackle paint (Ranger), buttons (Doodlebug), jewels (Doodlebug), letter stickers (Doddlebug), border punch (Martha Stewart), ribbon (Chatterbox), felt border (Yellow Little Bicycle), matte accents (Ranger)

There is still time to join! The contest is open till January 31st. The winner will receive $25 gift certificate to the Scrapbook Express store. Great prize if you ask me!

Here is something completely different. I used this sketch from My Mind's Eye blog to make this layout of Ella holding a huge icicle. The papers and the diecuts are from MME "My Colorful Christmas" collection.

Supplies: patterned paper (MME), diecuts (MME), letter stickers (Doddlebug), distress ink (Ranger), jewels (Doddlebug), chipboard corners (DCWV), ribbon (unknown), circle punch (Fiskars)

I seriously need to take pictures of Eli in the snow. If only he would agree to wear snowboots and mittens....

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New card and more about Sketches2Scrapbook

I love playing with new scrapbooking goodies! Few days ago I received my order from My Favorite Things (I won their facebook prize drawing!). I ordered 2 stamp sets and this awesome Dainty Doily die! (I can't give you a link because it is sold out right now). I already made 3 cards using it. I made this sweet card for one little girl that is turning 1 this month. I cut 2 sizes of felt circles and sewed them together adding few beads in the center. All papers came from my scrap drawers.

Supplies: dies (Doily - My Favorite Things, flower pot, label - Quickutz), stamp (PaperTrey Ink)

I can't share my other 2 cards yet but I can finally share 2 layouts I did for Sketches2Scrapbook iPhone app.

Suppplies: cardstock (Core'dinations), patterned paper (American Crafts), journaling sticker (Heidi Grace), letters (blue - The Paper Studio, chipboard - Heidi Grace), stamps (Fiskars)
Based on the sketch from Sketches2Scrapbook

Supplies: patterned paper (blue with words - Heidi Grace, words (Sandy Lion), blue polka dot (Heidi Grace), flourish sticker (K&Company), chipboard stickers (K&Company), journaling tag (K&Company), dimensional flower stickers (K&Company), pens (Sakura), border punch (Fiskars), circle template and cutting tool (Fiskars)
Based on the sketch from Sketches2Scrapbook

I loaded the app on Lila's iPod and spent some time playing with it. It didn't disappoint! It has so many search options! It would be perfect to have at the crops. Think about having more than 100 terrific sketches with examples in your hand. It is getting even better - new release is already in progress ;-) For those of you with other smart phones - stay tuned! There will be a version for you also.

Monday, January 10, 2011

2010 Top 15 layouts

Happy New Year my dear blog readers!

Yes, I know it is already January 10th, but today if the first time I sit down to update my blog in 2011 and my first opportunity to wish you a great 2011.

Looking back to 2010, we had an eventful December: holiday celebrations, play performances, new IPod touch, ice skating competition (first place!), a trip to Wisconsin Dells and a birthday.

During the last week of December I enjoyed reading all posts by the bloggers that showed their top 10 creations. I decided to do the same. My records show (yes, I keep records) that in 2010 I made 111 layouts and 45 cards. I couldn't narrow down my layouts to top 10 and ended up with 15. I don't know if they are top 15 but they are certainly my favorites. Some of them use my favorite techniques, so use cool new product but most of them I love because they bring special memories. I linked each layout to the original blog post with more details and the supplies.

I didn't blog about this layout yet. I made it for Scrapbook Express progressive challenge last month.

I realized that I never posted this layout on my blog. It is one of the rare layouts with a picture of me. Lila took the picture holding the camera and I decided that it is scrap worthy.


(I am proud to say that Nic Howard liked this layout and used it in end of class presentation)

The last project is not a layout but actually 2 almost identical albums, 30 8x8 layouts each that I made for the team coaches. I don't want to share the pictures of the girls so I posted only few sneak peaks here It was very time consuming project but I think it turned out great.

This is officially my longest post. If you are still here - thank you! I really appreciate that!

I still have lots of things I want to share but it will have to wait till later.
Hope 2011 is treating you well!