Thursday, January 16, 2014

Top 13 of 2013

WOW.
I had GRAND plans about blogging last month and then I blinked and the month was GONE.
How did THAT happen?
I also had grand plans about my top 10 post.
And here it is the 16th of January. YIKES.
Better late than never, right?
These are my fave LOs and projects from 2013.
 
*Most were DT work for Hip Kit Club or Ruby Rock-it.
 








 
I also have a few non scrappy projects that I liked.
2013 was the year I started to like some of the cards I made.
Imagine! :)


 
This doily wreath got a lot of great feedback on Shimelle.com and then went on to be printed in the inaugural issue of Made In Paper.

 
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Happy Surfing :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Oh What Fun!

Today I have another LO from the November Hip kit.
I really like how the red and green washi tape  draw your eye down the side of the page.
Lots of white space, this is a bit on the simpler side but I still LOVE how it turned out.
 




Doily cut out from Vellum sheet in kit.
 
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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hello Santa

We went to check out the new Target store last week and happened to run into this fella at the mall.
There wasn't a huge line up and Little Man was keen on giving him his list.
This might be the first picture in EIGHT years where my child is smiling and not trying to jump off the nice man's lap. SCORE!! Definitely worth the $11 we shelled out for 2 4x6's ;)
 

Sometimes these chipboard letters don't stay put oncve they go into my albums, so I like to 'make sure' by adding some stitching - especially when I overlap them as I have here.



 
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I am off to deck the halls with my munchkin.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Me & Boo

This year my little guy asked me to dress up as a kitty cat to take him out trick or treating.
By the time I made it to the store, all I could find was bunny ears, so I improvised a bit.
He was dressed as a Plants vs. Zombies cone -head zombie (we snapped a selfie before heading out).
 
This is another of the un-fancy-dancy layouts that I have been doing. The most time consuming part was fussy-cutting the diamond paper. I love how it turned out though.




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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Grade 3 Picture

 
Hello & Happy Wednesday!
Today I have a new LO to share using the October Hip Kit.
 
The transparent embellishments and cork alphas are among two of my favourite elements in the kit.
As you can see, I have gone back to my stitching roots on this one.
 
To make the leaves, I lightly traced around one of my hand cuts & pierced through an extra leaf I had on hand to get the leaf's veins just right. I then pierced the perimeter and erased the pencil marks.
 




 
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As always, Happy Surfing :)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Working Girl

Since I started this LO, we got notice that our site was closing. BOO! :(
I think that may have been partially my reasoning for dragging my feet and printing my pics to finish this LO up. Who knows? While I am still a bit glum about losing a job that I thoroughly enjoy and am just starting to get better at, I have decided to be optimistic and believe that everything does happen for a reason and be thankful for the oppertunity and the wonderful friends I have made on this little journey.
 
 
I have to say that I love how this little project came together, I used the sunburst stencil and traced on the backside of my white cardstock, then cut and inked the edges. This felt too harsh (my inking skills still need soome work), so I layered a vellum sheet (again, traced & then cut) and went back to my scrappy roots and stitched it down. This really softened my edges and gave me a look I was happier with. It was halfway through this LO that I realized that I would never finish my projects if I put this much time into them all and decided to streamline my pages a bit. That being said, I am VERY happy that I I took the time to fiddle a bit more with this one as I love how pretty it turned out.


The letters in the kit were gettiing lost in all the prettiness here, so I added some of the woodgrain washi tape to them, trimmed and then lightly sanded the edge for a customized alpha. These stand out against the pattern papers MUCH better.




Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Grade 3!

I decided this month that as much as I LOVE adding layers and layers onto my pages, I just don't have the time anymore to spend 2-3 hrs per LO. I tried a bit of a less is more approach with this next page and it came together in about 30 mins. In all honesty, I did sketch it out first, that saved me the proces of moving stuff all over my page for an additional hour ;)
 
This LO will go down as an all time fave for me.
I love adding bright colours to my LOs and the graphic patterns add a bit of fun playfullness and really catch the eye. I also broke out my trusted ol' DYMO label maker. I just love that old dinosaur of a machine.
 


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HUGS & Happy Scrapping!