Thursday, March 31, 2011

Baby Teeth

You are going to love this one - make sure you read the whole story. I made this framed 12x12 for a co-worker husband. She was saying how he goes on and on about the baby, kisses all around, naps on the couch together and lots of cuddling. Now Jayda's teeth have been falling out and daddy has been collecting them in a little jar. Apparently he's been going on and on about doing something to display these teeth so of course I say scrapbooking!! So I put together this beautiful 12x12 with lots of girly bling. The background page is sprayed with glimmer mist and cut out on the glittery swirls to tuck the layers into. I added some prima flowers with pearly bling and of course the acid free memory box which was wrapped with some black lace and flat pearls that I got at Hobby Lobby on a cross border shopping trip.

Isn't this layout beautiful?! Something you would love to display on your wall or bedside table as my co-worker assumed it would be. Cause here's the kicker for you - JAYDA IS A DOG!! Yes you heard it here the baby is a dog, the real baby hasn't been born yet, yes my co-worker is pregnant but the dog is number 1 in her husbands eyes. And guess where the framed doggy teeth are?? Well the only picture of the happy couple that they had displayed on an end table in the living room has been replaced with the 12x12 along with a photo of the super cute Jayda and her 6 little teeth.

You gotta love it!

Happy Stamping!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spectacular View

March's technique challenge over at Paper Secrets is using stencils with your mists. Which I have never done!! Can you imagine, I had never used glimmer mist with a stencil. So I took out my homemade glimmer spray and a diecut Basic Grey sheet and went to work.
I had this super cool Paintables paper that I have been hoarding for a while - yes hoarding - that I thought would be absolutely perfect. So I went to town on the spraying until I used up all my spray - lol - they are just tiny bottles that I put together one at a time. All the black images are actually pre-printed on the page with all the swirls and the clock. I found the stickers at the dollar store, they just jumped out and said "buy me". And then I added some bling swirls for more glitter. Even the letters are glitter.
Now I'm going to tell you a secret. The only things on this page that didn't come from the dollar store are the paper and the pictures. I know - it's amazing what you can get at Dollar Giant. I did add a little bit of Tim Holtz distress inks on the edge of the 12x12 to antique it a little.

I'm really enjoying the challenges at Paper Secrets! And I hope you are enjoying my projects.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Paper Secrets March Challenge

I joined Paper Secrets - woohoo!!

I'm now part of a forum group and they have some super awesome challenges every month. It's great motivation to get some stuff done. This 12x12 layout was from their scraplift challenge. I chose a layout from the gallery and made it my own. You'll have to go there to check it out.

Paper Secrets

I also made a repurposed file folder that I'll show you tomorrow with some instructions on how I did it.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, March 18, 2011

March Break Project

So I had told myself that this march break I was going to finish the growth charts that I had planned on making for my kids quite some time ago. All that I had started was picking out the patterned paper and cutting down the chipboard. So of course I had a long way to go.
Well, today is friday and guess what?? After being sick again!! taking the kids to the states for an overnight shopping trip and just cleaning up the house in general I've finally "partially" finished Madison's. Now I say partially finished because I still need to cut tags to go into all the pockets and of course add pictures or journaling.

This project is from one of my favorite blogs to staulk. Following the Paper Trail. Laura has some of the coolest ideas and this one is one of my absolute favorites. The album or growth chart is held together with a measuring tape, so that you can put it up on the wall and measure your kids as they grow or put all your memories of your kids growing up if they already are.

At the side of each page is a pocket which will have tags with ribbon hanging off of them. The bottom has charms which Madison picked. A rhinestone heart and a soccer ball, because she loves soccer.

The paper clips on the measuring tape can be used to point out important occassions or just for decoration.

This was really fun. Jonathan's pockets are done, just need to attach them with the measuring tape and do all the embellishing.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Yucky Sicky.

I feel so bad because it's March and I haven't posted anything yet but between studying for my insurance course and now being sick I just can't get anything done. I have tons of stuff running through my head, tons of ideas.

Even though I'm sick I still have to go to work - booo - and last week I had a business trip to Elmira. I had some time to waste before I had to be in Kitchener for dinner so I took that opportunity to run into one of my favorite stores - The Scrapping Turtle. And to my surprise I found a new stamp that I don't have. Bossy by Mo Manning from Stamping Bella. I can't wait to ink her up and make a super awesome card.

Stay tunned I will be back :-)

Happy Stamping!