Wednesday, April 29, 2009

i did what most scrappers do....

...and did some much needed scrapbooking late last night when I couldn't sleep! I suppose I had brain overload from school and couldn't let my studies go, so my brain was still on overdrive! So I did some creating. Aaaaah, nothing like sorting through papers + embellishments and rummaging through the stash of goodness! I love it...heehee, don't we all!
Loving me some sassafras!

and this one for my DS' scrapbook...a photo from last year! Birthday photos are so precious to scrap aren't they, and boy have I got a ton to catch up on! Lol, I suppose I'm not the only one!! And with our eldest daughter turning the big 13 tomorrow, I'll have a ton more!

would love to see what you've be
would love to see what you've been up too!

Monday, April 27, 2009

a lil' sweet discovery

One of Jorjy's mini books I made for her a while ago! It was in one of my old cropping bags! Dang...I seriously thought I'd lost it. It was so nice to go through it and talk to her about it again. This time being w/ her being a bit older (and me too LOL) she understood better all the lil' details I wrote in it. She has since slipped it into her backpack to show her nana tomorrow! Sweetie. But I did photograph some of the pages for you to see:-) This book is so bulky, the pages are chipboard...choc full of embellies. Isn't that just the way though. Giggle.
painted some chipboard thickers and added a handmade birdie tag to the front cover....

...Elsie c/board buttons + pp, polka fabric, MM trim + alpha and MM frame....

...handcut felt edge, Elsie alphas + c/board buttons, BG pp, white signo pen....

....Elsie pp, handmade felt flower, MM c/board alphas + frame, owlie button.

P.S Something n e w instore today! Woot!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

nice to G R E E T you!

here are three of the seven I've made for a lil' (but sweet) swap I'm having:-) Woot. I have to swap two each but I got so happy making cards (my first love) that I made seven! So, it could be these ones or one of the others! giggles...can never have enough handmade cards in case I'm thinkin'.
"Enjoy"....materials: AC cardstock, Pink Paislee alphas, old book paper, vintage button, ink, embroidery floss + cardboard. Love the cloud paper background too. From American Crafts of course:-)

"just because"...materials: AC patterned paper, AC rub-ons, Sassafras chipboard sticker, Kaisercraft pearls, scraps + clear button w/ bookpaper backing. Handmade manila folder envie. I love making my own envelopes! Its so fun:-)

"you are a star, forever shining"....materials: AC cardstock, felt star, emb. floss, Hero Arts basic lowercase stamps, AC rub-on phrase, Kawaii papers (from RK+P) and ink. Annnd of course a lil' kraft envie!

Hope these inspire ya!
thanks for visiting sweet friends:-)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

making things is always....

so much fun when you get time! This weekend I am going to make some more things, but here's what I finished off today...just relaxin' and listening to some tunes!
A lil canvas! this is only like 4"x6" its the size of a photograph! I used my spesh technique of stringing buttons and securing the buttons down! I love this idea:-) Also so C O O L on cards and the like!

{materials: canvas, teal paint, buttons, love Elsie ribbon, HG heart pin, Doodlebug rub-ons, puff paint, felt + some index prints}.

Annnnd this card-turned-art print/hanging! I began making it as part of this card swap that I'm in, and it began to look all wrong to me the more I kept adding on to it! Have you ever had one of those times when this happens? Surely, I'm not the only one LOL!! Anyways, I think it turned out okay...I really do love this paper range from American Crafts...actually I love everything AC..and their cardstock range! Y

The colours are delish and bright. A nice change.

{materials: American Craft accent thickers, alpha thickers, cardstock, patterned paper. Also, used embroidery floss + old book page}.
Yes, I love the distressed look...still!
happy weekend. Make some thing.

Monday, April 13, 2009

happy E A S T E R!

Its been ever so nice having a blog break! I have been around though, in the cyberworld checkin' out all your wonderful bloggy happiness!
ooI've been also busy b/c I've gone back to school! That's right, I've decided to upgrade my brain power and skills and do a course! I love it soooo much...I have the coolest peers in my class..and I'm so happy that I'm NOT the oldest, which I thought I might be (LOL)! Really, even though it is full seems to go so fast! Yes, I really do enjoy it so.
99Anyhoo, hope you're all having/have had a relaxing Easter holiday too! And recovering from all that chocolate I know you've eaten:) Mmmmm, who's is this creme egg sitting here?
Oh, and here's a sneak from the shop! Paperie Kawaii is kit number nineteen! Love Kawaii stationery, so c u t e!!

ooooh, and stay tuned to The Creative Type! We'll be announcing a winner soon for prompt #14: using the @ symbol! And another fantastic prompt coming up too!! Yes, it is so fun being apart of a Creative Team.