Sunday, February 24, 2013

Thursday practice - PageMaps sketch

And here is another layout based on a sketch - this time by Becky Fleck.

 Supplies: patterned paper, stamps, label stickers, brads (My Mind's Eye), letter stickers (Recollections - black, Simple Stories - red), mist (Tattered Angles), pearls (Melissa Frances), markers (Faber-Castell), liquid pearls (Ranger Ink)

I love taking pictures of Lila skating but I have to admit that I have a hard time coming up with the titles for the skating layouts.
I used a mix of My Mind's Eye papers from different collections.

The small doilies were stamped with My Mind's Eye stamp using Faber-Castell big brush markers. The small heart is by Heidi Swapp.

I splattered two colors of Glimmer Mist in the opposite corners of the layout.

The small dots are made with liquid pearls - love this stuff!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pancakes for breakfast - LYB sketch

More sketches! This one is from the Little Yellow Bicycle blog. I found three pictures of my cutie and gathered the very last scraps from the "Saturdays" collection. I even threw one paper scrap from the "Twig" collection to the mix.

Supplies: patterned paper, sticker, paper flowers, brads, canvas letters (Little Yellow Bicycle), washi tape (Love My Tapes), white pen (Uniball Signo), Silhouette Cameo

It was so much fun playing with the paper flower kit and trying different combinations. I used new canvas letters from the "Naturals" collection to spell pancakes.

I cut the frame, the hearts and the "breakfast" tag with my Cameo. The framed is popped up with dimensional adhesive. 

I adhered one of the cardstock stickers to the patterned paper and cut around the edge.

I finished with doodling around the edges of the layout and around the edges of two popped hearts.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Playing with sketches

Finally I found made some time for plain old scrapbooking, not the Project Life type. I made two layouts! Actually three, but I will share the third one tomorrow. The first one is based on the Bo Bunny sketch and uses Bo Bunny Love Letters collection with some products from the original Mama-razzi collection (can't wait to get my hands on the Mama-razzi2!)

Supplies: patterned paper (Bo Bunny), jewels and pearls (Bo Bunny), chipboard (Bo Bunny), gelatos and marker (Faber-Castell), title cut file (Samantha Walker), Silhouette Cameo, doily, staples

I used Samantha Walker "My Little Charmer" cut file for the title. I cut it from white watercolor paper and colored with gelatos going for the tie-dye effect. I did the same with small sunburst embellishments.

I added two chipboard corners and an arrow to bring more attention to the picture itself and to my eye-rolling charmer.

The second layout is based on Shimelle''s sketch. I used papers from Amy Tan, thickers and Simple Stories letter stickers. Lots of layers and sewing here.

Supplies: patterned paper (Amy Tangerine), letter thickers (American Crafts), letter stickers (Simple Stories), smooch ink (Clearsnap), liquid pearls (Ranger), markers (Faber-Castell), metal dots (Heidi Grace)

I cut out the flowers from the vellum sheet and randomly colored some parts with Faber-Castell markers. 

The small dots are made with liquid pearls.

I decided to use the cheer for the title. In the first part each letter is pronounced separately - G-0, 0-D, L-U-C-K, good luck, to you, in every way.

Now back to catch up on Project Life!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Doily card tutorial

I am on Samantha Walker blog today, sharing how I made this simple doily card. 

There is just something about coloring and paper piecing that makes me happy.

Supplies: Silhouette Cameo, Samantha Walker cut file, markers (Faber-Castell), enamel dot (MME), jewel (Bo Bunny)
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Samantha Walker Creative Team February Blog Hop

Welcome to the Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop! This month's theme is Love.
You should have arrived here from Susie's blog.

If this is your first stop, be sure to head over to Samantha Walker's blog to start at the beginning!

This month one lucky winner will receive  Saddle Up Cottons fabric bundle

AND be sure to look extra closely at Step #4 to learn how you can get this FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file:
To enter, just leave a comment on Samantha's blog by Sunday, 02/17 at 11:59pm MDTThe winner will be announced on Samantha's Facebook page on Monday, February 18th. 

For additional entries:
1. Receive an additional entry for commenting on each of the other blogs in the blog hop.

2. Go here and follow Samantha Walker's blog 

3. Follow her on Facebook

4. Sign up for an e-mail subscription to Samantha's blog and you will automatically receive a link to a free SVG cutting file that you can download and use on your personal electronic cutter. If you are already a subscriber, just enter in your information in the secure form on Samantha's blog!  The free files will be e-mailed early next week!

To receive the additional entries and get the free files, mention in your comment on Samantha's blog that you have done so! 

And now let me show you what I made!

I was looking for cute design for my marshmallow sticks and this "xo heart pocket card" from Samantha Walker Silhouette store caught my eye. I decided to use the small corner heart.

Marshmallow dipped in chocolate + sprinkles + straw to hold on + cute topper = adorable valentine treat 

That's how I modified the original design in order to use just the corner heart.

For each red heart I cut two white solid hearts. I stapled one solid heart to the straw and covered it with the second solid heart and red xo heart. 

That was fun to make and fun to eat. By changing the sprinkles and the topper design that can work for any holiday. I already have hew ideas.

Here is another fun project that I enjoyed making. It reminded me playing with paper dolls long long time ago.
I wanted to make something special for Eli's bus drivers. Two nice ladies drive him 3 days a week from one preschool to another and than back home. I wanted to show them that they are appreciated and Valentine's Day sounds like a great excuse. I bought a reusable coffee cup, starbucks gift card and a bag of hershey kisses. 

The candy went into the cup and I made a cute  gift card holder using Samantha Walker Valentine Cuties. I used "I give you my heart boy" design but I wanted to dress him in long pants so I "borrowed" the pants (and shoes) from "A hug and a heart boy".  I curved the bottom edge of his shirt to make it fit with the shape of the pants.

The gift card holder is a strip of folded 3x12 cardstock . I wrapped a piece of washi tape around the bottom flap to make sure it stays secure. 

I decided not to cut out the face features but instead I used colored pencils. The little boy on the card looks (almost) like Eli.  I will add a short message inside the card and Eli will sign his name.

I attached the card to the cup with pink twine. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you were inspired to try these or any other beautiful cut files from Samantha Walker Silhouette Store.
Click on the image below to head over to Claudia Harvey!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Project Life - Week 4

No inserts this week! I used the Seafoam core kit and papers and stickers from Amy Tangerine collection.

Ofir took few pictures of the deer that visited out backyard.  They were a little blurry so I added some post processing in Picasa. The green arrows are Fiskars squeeze punch.

We had really busy Thursday. I journaled about what we did on 4x6 journaling card from the kit.

Few special cards this week:

I am linking up with Project Life Tuesday over at the Mom Creative.

Project Life is a memory keeping system designed by Becky Higgins.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Project Life - Week 3

Weekly spread with the insert.

Weekly spread with the back side of the insert.

Flap that hides the "silly" picture from the drama club photo shoot.

This week I designed to mic in some stickers from the Sketchbook collection by Amy Tan. I think it will be a good addition to my album. I added four stickers to one of the title cards from the Seafoam kit to embellish the back side of the flap.

A little hand stitching.

Back side of the insert. I made the collage in Picasa and printed it as 8x10. The page protector is trimmed to the 8.5x10 size.

Little heart is hand cut from the American Crafts glitter tape.

I cut a vellum envelope with Silhouette to store the receipts from our visit to IKEA.

I wish I could say it takes me less time now. Not really! But I can say that I enjoy this project tremendously.

I am linking up with Project Life Tuesday over at the Mom Creative.

Project Life is a memory keeping system designed by Becky Higgins.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Scrap It Girl February challenge

New month and new challenge at Scrap It Girl! This month's challenge is to use fabric - Wool, Burlap, Canvas, Felt, Fabric, Fussy or soft stuff.. 

While getting ready to take on this challenge I also thought about the new challenge at the Israeli blog "Yotzot mehakavim" - yo-yo flowers. I love making yo-yo flowers, so I decided to make a big layered yo-yo flower for my layout. I reached into my "I may use it one day" bin and found this old scrunched tank top. The color was very similar to the peachy scarf that Lila is wearing in the picture and scrunched fabric gave nice and warm feel - perfect for these winter pictures.

I cut two circles from the fabric, made two yo-yo flowers and layered them adding Prima jeweled flower center.

Supplies: patterned paper, sticker, tag (Amy Tan for American Crafts), sequin (Doodlebug), flower center (Prima), chipboard (unknown), paint (Honig), glitter glaze (Lil' Davis), washi tape (Bella Blvd), tissue strips (Studio Calico), pearls (Melissa Frances), staples

The chipboard dress form and flourishes are pained with acrylic paint and covered with a nice layer of glitter glaze. I found a tube of pink glitter glaze in the basement. Yeah! I love this stuff!

I sewed the flower to the page to make sure it is laying as flat as possible. I have to admit that this is my first layout of 2013. Between making projects for Samantha Walker Creative Team and keeping up with my Project Life I don't have any time left for traditional scrapbooking. But that's ok! I love my first layout and hope for creative 2013.

Now let's see what you will make for the challenge! You can submit up to two projects. Don't forget to link back to the challenge! You can win a lovely prize!