Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sneak Peek - Snobby Walrus July Kit

How about a little sneak peek for the Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts July kit? Full kit reveal on their site tomorrow!

Oh yeah - our Walrus Overlord (aka DT Coordinator Tracy) is having a Snobby Walrus RAK on her blog - how would you like to win a $25 gift certificate to spend on anything in the store? Yes - international scrappers are welcome to enter the draw - just hop on over to Tracy's blog and check out the details!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Red, White & Blue - LCOM Card Challenges

This week on the Let's Capture Our Memories blog, the card team challenge is to make a card featuring Red, White & Blue. Since it's a Canadian blog, with a lot of us Canucks on the team, we each made our own twists to the challenge. I went with a Thank You card. Some of the ladies did Canada Day cards, and of course some of the American ladies on the team did patriotic cards for July 4th. I hope you'll hop on over to see what the rest of the team created, and maybe jump in with your own take on 'Red, White & Blue'.

PP, stickers - Bo Bunny
felt, pins - Fancy Pants
crystal flourish - Zva Creative
stamps - Basic Grey
ink - Ranger
other - buttons

Friday, June 25, 2010

Water Art

I did this layout for a challenge over at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. This particular challenge involved stepping outside of your normal style. Since my style is 'usually' shabby, I was supposed to do 'Anything Goes' aka 'Freestyle'.

I addition to using a mask (Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens) for the Glimmer mist, I also used it with texture medium to get this very dimensional look below the photo. The Liquitex texture medium is great to work with because once it's dry, it's still a little flexible, meaning that it won't crack and fall off your page.

I added a little more texture medium in the top corner, along with some of the wire mesh and washi tape. To get the dark black ink splats I used alcohol ink, and just dropped it on my page from about 2 feet up.

Did a little doodling with a Uniball Signo pen - this time in black. These pens are so opaque; I've not found anything like them.

Yup - another shrink plastic gear. I love gears on boy pages.

I don't know if I achieved 'Freestyle', but I sure had fun playing with all these messy things!

CS - Bazzill
PP, letters - Rose Moka
glimmer mist, mask - Tattered Angels
texture medium - Liquitex "Stucco"
pins - Maya Road, Making Memories
alcohol ink - Ranger
washi tape - 7 gypsies
rain dots - Stamping Bella
buttons - Boutique Kimmieprout
game spinners - Tim Holtz
other - staples, wire mesh, shrink plastic, brads, paper-wrapped wire
pen - Uniball Signo

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cars at the Park

Have you had a chance to check out the new "Old World Cabbage Stew" collection from Jillibean Soup? Don't let the name fool you - these papers are full of happy colours, perfect for summer pages. I was happy to get this collection in my design team kit for Mon Scrapbook.

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There are lots of great little items on the sticker sheet, including mini-letters and journaling spots.

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I love the twine that comes with this collection - it's perfect for sewing on buttons, or some rustic stitches.

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The canvas flowers from Jillibean Soup are ideal for customizing. I tinted these with a light green glimmer mist.

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Matérials / Supplies
papier / paper - Jillibean Soup "Old World Cabbage Soup" (Brown Rice, Caraway Seeds, Diced Tomatoes, Head of Cabbage, Red Peppers, Spring Onions)
lettres / letters - Jillibean Soup autocollant / stickers, carton ondulé
autocollants /stickers - Jillibean Soup
journaling 'sprouts' - Jillibean Soup
ruban /ribbon, ficelle / twine - Jillibean Soup
fleurs / flowers - Jillibean Soup
attaches parisiennes - American Crafts
encre / ink - Distress
mist - Tsukineko "Walnut ink", Glimmer Mist
stylo / marker - Sakura Identi-pen
autres /other - boutons inconnu / unknown buttons

Monday, June 21, 2010

Transparency - LCOM Card Challenges

This week at the LCOM blog, there are two card challenges instead of one - you could go Monochromatic or Transparent, or both. I choose transparent, and this is the card that resulted.

The base of the card is a transparency which I embossed then inked with StazOn. I created the transparent gears with a die cutting machine and shrink plastic.

Don't forget to hop on over to Let's Capture Our Memories to see what the rest of the card team created, and to find out about this week's prizes for the challenges.

PP, stickers - Bo Bunny
letters - Kaisercraft
brads - Karen Foster
ink - Ranger, StazOn
other - transparency, shrink plastic, Tim Holtz Die, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Spring Painted Tote bag

I taught this tote bag class today at Scrapbook Centrale. I wanted to show it here, as I have mentioned it to a few people. As always, if you click on the photos you can get a larger view.

The main part of the bag was painted with Studio acrylic paint, which I watered down with tap water. It helps to get the paint flowing more readily, which allows you to a) make the paint go a lot further and b) get a more water colour look. It's also easier to get it into all the nooks and crannies. I didn't actually add water to the paint - I added water to the brush and the bag. Messy, but easy to do.

The flowers were created with grunge paper (grunge board is too thick for the dimensional flowers). I coloured them with Distress Ink, and sealed the ink with Multi Medium, making it water proof. Yup - this whole bag can go in the washing machine. The large dimensional flowers are attached with safety pins, because they would likely lose their shape in the washer. Everything else is sewed on.

The flat flowers were embossed with a cuttlebug folder, for a little added texture. I love texture.

I stamped a quote using StazOn ink. The large flower images were stamped with acrylic paint, using a Donna Downey foam stamp.

Once all these products are completely dry, the tote can be heat set in the dryer - just leave it in there for a full cycle. After that, it's safe to wash it by machine. I normally turn it inside out, and wash in cold water. It's fun to use our scrapbooking supplies on something other than scrap pages - I hope you will try it!

canvas tote bag
paints (tote) - Studio Acrylic Paint (by Ranger) in "Painterly Pink" and "Classic Teal"
paints (large stamps) - Adirondack Paint Dabber (by Ranger) in "Willow" and "White"
ink (quote stamp) - StazOn in "Jet Black"
ink (flowers/leaves) - Distress Ink (by Ranger) in "Worn Lipstick", "Wild Honey" and "Peeled Paint"
sealant on the flowers - Studio Multi Medium Matte (by Ranger)
adhesive on dimensional flowers - Ranger Glossy Accents
flowers & leaves all created with Tim Holtz Grunge Paper
buttons - Tim Holtz Idea-ology
embossing folders - by Cuttlebug
flower dies - by Tim Holtz for Sizzix
quote stamps - by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous
flower stamps - by Donna Downey for Prima Marketing

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I'm not a Monkey...

My son - who is apparently not a monkey, but a clown... (indeed you are!) Pretty hard to catch pictures of this kid lately - he's mostly just a blur.

Ever since I got my hands on this Mamarazzi line from Bo Bunny, I've been almost too scared to use it. I love it - and I don't want to run out! (Oh no - scrappers never think like that, do we? *wink*). Yeah - you've been there too - admit it.

These fimo embellishments from Kimmieprout are so nice to work with! (How cute is that skully boy?)

I think cork might become a new addiction - I love the look it gives to 'boy' pages. Of course, my obsession with these Tim Holtz washers and brads continues. To me, they are like the 'boy' equivalent of adding pearls to my pages - love them!

Of course - here's the story behind the title...

PP, rub-ons, stickers, large letters - Bo Bunny
small letters - Adornit
fimo buttons & skully - Boutique Kimmieprout
film strip, brads, washers - Tim Holz
ink - Ranger, StazOn
markers - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner, Sakura Identi-pen
other - cork, staples, Sizzix die by Tim Holtz

Monday, June 14, 2010

Anniversary Card - LCOM card challenges

This week's card challenge, at Let's Capture Our Memories, is to create a wedding or anniversary card. This is my take on the challenge. Hop on over to the LCOM blog to see what the rest of the team has created. Don't forget - we always want to see what you create based on the challenge - just leave us a link!

The small flowers on this card were created with Bo Bunny papers.

PP, CS, stamps, brad - Bo Bunny
lace, twine - May Arts
flower - Prima Marketing
letters - Kaisercraft
ink - StazOn

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Cards - June Kit

Here are a couple of cards that I created with the June kit from Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts. (I have one more, but it's for Father's Day, and he reads my blog, ha ha!)

Did you know that once the month is over, the June kits are no longer available? Yup - Snobby Walrus kits are only available for the month, then they are removed from the store! So if you like the kit - grab it while you can.

Supplies (from Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts June Kit):
PP - Graphic 45, 7 gypsies, Crate Paper, Mark's Paper Company, Glitz Designs
transparency - Hambly Screen Prints
rub-ons - Hambly Screen Prints, Crate Paper
chipboard letters - American Crafts
trim - May Arts

Other supplies:
small letters - Cosmo Cricket
ink - Ranger

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

So did I mention...

that I joined the Card Team at Let's Capture Our Memories? Oops... SURPRISE!

This week's challenge is to create a birthday card. Here's mine! Hop on over to the LCOM blog and see what the rest of the team has created. Don't forget to add your card to Mr. Linky while you're there - you could win a prize!

I just love this paper from Scrap Within Reach - it's awesome for boy themed pages and cards. I added a couple of Maya Road chipboard gears.

PP, rub-ons - Scrap Within Reach
chipboard - Maya Road
ink - Colorbox, Ranger

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


This month, for Mon Scrapbook, one of the collections I get to work with is "Printemps Gourmand" by Studio2Mers. I love all the visual texture in these papers. They are each like watercolour paintings, and beautiful all on their own, before you even add photos or embellishments. I'm so happy that Mon Scrapbook carries these collections - as they are very hard to find in North America!

I cut apart a larger Prima pearl flourish to place it around the page - a great way to make the pearls go a little further.

I fussy-cut this bird design from one of the papers, as it makes a striking embellishment on it's own.

I added pearls to the centres of these printed flowers.

Matérials / Supplies:
papier / paper - Studio2Mers "Printemps Gourmand" (1&2, 5&6, 9&10)
lettres / letters - American Crafts
fleurs / flowers - Prima Marketing (Lilliput Roses, mini roses)
perls / pearls - Prima Marketing
épingles / pins - Maya Road, Fancy Pants
encre / ink - Distress
stylo / marker - Staedtler

Monday, June 7, 2010

Winner for the LCOM blog hop

Hey Everyone - my winner from the LCOM blog hop is BAHGL. Please contact me for your flowers! kilroy (at) videotron (dot) ca

Sunday, June 6, 2010


This is my 3rd layout I created with the June Kit from Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts. Love that flocked damask paper from My Mind's Eye. It started out as just black & white, but I added some Glimmer Mist in "Pashmina"... and probably some other colour - I rarely stop at just one...

Love these layered Prima flowers. I had fun making a centre for this one with some of the Webster's ribbon and My Mind's Eye brad.

I love layering - does it show? ;) The Prima packaging was too nice to toss in the recycle bin, so it ended up here on my page. I also used one of the chipboard pages from the Cosmo Cricket mini-album in the kit. I outlined it in white for a little added definition. (Gotta love that Uniball Signo pen!).

Mmm - another shot of that Hambly Screen Prints transparency - love these!

And a few more brads to dress up the ribbon (as if it needed more attention, ha!).

Supplies (from Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts June Kit):
PP - My Mind's Eye, Glitz Designs, Mark's Paper Company
chipboard - Cosmo Cricket
transparency - Hambly Screen Prints
chipboard letters - American Crafts
journaling tag - Pink Paislee
flower - Prima Marketing
ribbon - Webster's Pages
brads - My Mind's Eye
other - Prima flower package

Other Supplies:
mist - Tattered Angels
ink - Ranger
white pen - Uniball Signo
marker - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner

Friday, June 4, 2010

Let's Capture Our Memories - 1st Anniversary Blog Hop

Wow - "Let's Capture Our Memories" is already 1 year old! When the old Paws On site & store closed down, Tanya, aka Tinkerbell, made sure that the gang wouldn't be scattered to the four winds. She started LCOM (as it's become know to the members) and the family has grown. They are a fun and friendly bunch, with a TOP NOTCH owner (Tanya), kick-ass DT, and always something going on. Plus, you never know what sort of shenanigans some of us might get up to on a Friday night (dueling ear-worms anyone?).

Anyway - as part of their anniversary celebrations, they are having an on-line crop this weekend, a Saturday night live chat with Liz Hicks from Tattered Angels, and a blog hop. The blog hop is not just DT - it's also a bunch of members of LCOM. I hope you will join us on the hop!

Here's the list:

Leave a comment, and be entered in a draw for a small blog candy (there will be several of these, in different colours):

Now - I can't just post without something to look at, can I? A few months back I participated in a tournament at LCOM. Here is one of the layouts I did. It was for the "Playful" challenge.

PP - Rose Moka
paper 'frills' - Doodlebug
letters - American Crafts Thickers
rub-ons - October Afternoon, Doodlebug, 7 gypsies, DCWV
buttons - Doodlebug, Buttons Galore
pins - Fancy Pants, Making Memories
ink - Ranger
mists - Tattered Angels
white pen - Uniball Signo

Don't forget to visit Amy's blog - the next stop on this blog hop!

PS - I hope you will come back and visit me here - I'm going to be doing some celebrating of my own - with a bigger Blog Candy (there might be Prima involved, I'm just sayin'...). The post will be up sometime next week!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Father of 2

This is my second layout using the June kit from Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts. These photos were from Father's Day 2009 - the smaller pictures show the personalities of my gang, that's for sure.

I really like the May Arts trim from this kit. I want it in every colour - such great texture, without being 'girly'.

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Yummy Prima flowers (you know I'm addicted to Prima, right?). These flowers come in layers, and you can take them apart and customize them. I removed the two largest layers, to make it better fit in this space. I added one of the My Mind's Eye brads to the centre.

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How can you not like Moustache rub-ons?? Thank you Hambly Screen Prints!

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I added the clear Distress Crackle paint to the time piece die cuts, as well as the chipboard letters.

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The cork flourishes were something I added (not in the kit, sorry!). I think I've found a new favorite item to add to my pages. I really love the cork!

Supplies (from Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts June Kit):
PP - Graphic 45, Jenni Bowlin
chipboard letters - American Crafts Thickers
die-cuts - Graphic 45
flower - Prima Marketing
trim - May Arts
brads - My Mind's Eye
rub-on - Hambly Screen Prints
Distress Crackle Paint - Ranger

Other Supplies:
PP - Upsy Daisy (from June Add-on Kit)
ink - Ranger
white pen - Uniball Signo
other - cork, staples

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Canadian Scrapbooker - Summer Issue

If you have this issue in your hands, you can see my layout on page 130! Three of my super talented friends are also in this issue: Isabelle, who had a run for the cover (p. 8, 33 and 109), Erin (p.34) and Claude (p.45).

(Thanks Claude for the page numbers - I haven't received my copy yet.)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

More of This

Here's my first project using the June Main Kit from Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts. (Don't forget to surf on over to Snobby Walrus and see what the rest of the team has created!).

This kit contains lots of fun elements, including some gorgeous Hambly products, such as the transparency shown in this shot:

as well as a jar of the new Tim Holtz Distress Crackle paint in "Rock Candy", which is clear - making it perfect to add to so many things!

This month's kit also includes a black chipboard mini-album from Cosmo Cricket. I used one of the pages from the album as a photo mat on this page.

Supplies (from Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts June Kit):
PP - Pink Paislee, 7 gypsies, Crate Paper
tranparency - Hambly Screenprints
die cuts - Crate Paper, Graphic 45, Pink Paislee
letters - American Crafts Thickers
chipboard page - Cosmo Cricket
rub-ons - Crate Paper
crackle paint (clear) - Ranger / Tim Holtz

Other Supplies:
mini-letters - Cosmo Cricket
glimmer mist - Tattered Angels (Tattered Leather)
ink - Ranger
marker - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner