Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Natahsa's Awesome Giveaways

My friend Natahsa Navanjo Aquierre has opened her own little scrappy shop and to celebrate is having some AWESOME giveaways!   Head on over to Natasha's blog and check out her beautiful blog and links to her awesome giveaways! Dusty Attic, pion papers...oh my! Lots of gorgeous stuff! Check out her shop HERE. Toodles!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Hi everyone and a great big Happy Mother's day to all you mothers out there! I hope you all had a lovely day ! I did...cooking dinner, doing laundry, basically doing Mom things LOL. But I did receive lovely presents from my kiddos! A beautiful picture frame with the quote " All because two people fell in love..." on it, a new WEB CAM { cuz Kelly misses me and wants to start skyping...great... more dang technology that I'm gonna have to conquer! sigh.......} and a Crunchie bar { Chelsea assures me that we are starting our diet TOMORROW! } and my dear hubby gave me a beautiful bouquet of tulips...so pretty! Also went to my MIL's house for supper along with all the rest of Rob's siblings who were in town...thanks for springing for the Kentucky Fried chicken Elizabeth....no mom was harmed in the preparation of this meal heehee.

I actually had a chance to squeeze in a few minutes of scrapping today and FINALLY finished a baby LO of Scott that I've been picking at for the whole week! I had done a cute baby LO of Chelsea a couple of weeks ago using G45's Little Darlings pps...remember this one?

Well it seemed only fair to do one of Scott as a baby. I had been playing with Bo Bunny Country Garden  and as that was still spread all over my scrap table, I decided to just go with it. Funny enough though...they both ended up with a lot of yellow in them and I think will look quite cute next to each other in my album!

I know its a boy LO but I couldn't help myself and snuck in a few handmade flowers...what a terrible mother! LOL But I did try and balance it by adding the rocking horse. I cut the horse with my Cricut using the Heritage cartridge { as were the swirls behind the flowers}. I coated it with a layer of Diamond Glaze and left it to dry overnight. The diamond glaze layer essentially turns it into an epoxy-like sticker. Here's a close up.

I used a lot of different punches on this LO: Martha Stewart rose leaf , MS punch around the page set { called Eyelet lace}, both a 1 1/2" and a 1" circle punch from Fiskars for the flowers,and an EK Success punch for the flower centers . But my fave punch that I used on this LO was the adorable banner punch  for the title. This little cutie is from Stampin' Up . I purchased it from my friend Kathy. Check out her blog with a link to her Stampin' Up site. Here's a close up.

I added some cute little 1/8" navy eyelets to the banner corners to thread my twine through. Can't believe that I am so late jumping on the eyelet bandwagon. This scrapping staple has been around forever but I've never bothered to use them till lately! Weird eh?

Well that's about it for tonight...think I'll take my Crunchie bar and sneak off to the scrap room and squeeze in a little scrappy ME time before I hit the bunk. Happy Mother's Day . Toodles!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Time for a new Sketchy Challenge!{and a quick little tut!}

Hi everyone! Happy Belated National Scrapbooking Day { oops...I was too busy trying to do all the challenges at Scrapbook.com to do my own posting!}. I managed to get a couple done but didn't win any prizes { boohoo}. Congrats to all the lucky ladies who did win the awesome prize packs that Scrapbook.com was offering!

Well it's time for another Sketchy Challenge  over at Canadian Scrapbooker . Check out this fun sketch by Jill Sarginson!

 And here's my take on it!

I used Country Garden papers by Bo Bunny. They are so fresh and spring like....perfect for this challenge in my humble opinion. The cute little bees were made using a stamp from Local King Rubber Stamp . It's called "Busy Bees". If you look closely at the little sticks on my seed packets you can see another great background stamp by them called "Bark".Here's a close up of the bees.

It was a little tricky to cut out but so worth it in the end. It was attached using a popdot which gave the impression of the bees flying over the LO. I also painted the wings with a little bit of Stickles to give it a little sparkle.

I was especially pleased with how my sun turned out.

Here's a quick little tutorial on how I made it.

Supplies: Country Garden "Dots" paper { or any yellow paper}
               1.5" circle punch { mine is Fiskars}
               Dusty Durango ink from Stampin' Up
               small scissors

I started by  punching a circle from the yellow paper. I then cut a 2" strip from the Country gardens Dots pp { the yellow is the backside of it}. Using a loose wavey line I cut triangles from side to side from the 2" strip. Don't worry about it being perfect...it just adds to the relaxed look of it. I used about 16 "sunbeams" for my sun. You can always cut extra if you need them.

Now ink all edges with the Dusty Durango ink. As you can see by the last triangle in the next photo , I also inked the back side of the points. This is so that the orange shows when you curl over some of the tips after assembling your sun.

Next adhere the sun under the edge of the photo mat... make sure that you only use adhesive in the center of the circle. You'll need the edges to be free so that you can tuck in the individual sunbeams!

Now begin to tuck in the individual sunbeams. I layed them side by side and then added a second layer over the first, making sure to overlap the joins. Use  a bamboo stick or other round object to roll over a couple of the sunbeam tips and you're done!

That's it for today. I really hope you all got lots accomplished during this national scrapbooking weekend{ yah RIGHT! Like we need any excuse to scrap right? } LOL
Thanks for dropping by and happy scrapping! Toodles!