Friday, July 30, 2010

Sneak Peek - Snobby Walrus August Kit

How about a little sneak of the August Kit from Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts? It debuts August 1 - you won't want to miss what the team has created with this summery kit!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Make a Wish

I love the Gypsy collection by Bo Bunny. Such great depth in the designs - I adore visual texture. A great thing about this collection is that it works well for both boy and girl pages - always a plus for me!

Such great stickers with this collection - the flourishes don't have to look girlie unless you want them to. And the grungy rub-ons - a favorite of mine.

I added curls of paper around the page to give it a more festive / party look.

I've had this Bo Bunny barbed-wire stamp for a while, and I keep coming back to it, because it's perfect on 'boy' pages!

I used another Bo Bunny stamp around the page to add a little more detail.

PP, stamps, journaling card, letters, jewels, brads, stickers - Bo Bunny
ink - Ranger, StazOn
gel pens - Uniball Signo

Monday, July 26, 2010

Upcycling - LCOM Card Challenges

This week's card challenge, over at the Let's Capture Our Memories blog, is all about upcycling. We were to use something on our cards that would normally have been tossed in the recycle bin or garbage can.

I'd been saving some of these Prima packages for a project like this - they are too pretty to toss. I included 3 different ones here, actually. The flowers are cut from Bo Bunny patterned papers.

The swirly transparent designs are from a package of hair clips. I guess it worked out well I needed new ones this week! I punched the butterflies from the remainder of the Prima Marketing flower package, and added some distress stickles for a little shine.

CS, PP - Bo Bunny
letters - Pink Paislee
dew drops - Stamping Bella
washi tape - 7 gypsies
distress stickles, ink - Ranger
other - packaging from Prima flowers, packaging from hair clips

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Something a little different

This is where my secret doll-collecting habit becomes not-so-secret. Yup - I collect fashion dolls. This doll is 16" (1/4 scale), and boy did I have fun dressing her!

When I saw the "Peacock Lane" collection from Bo Bunny, I immediately knew I wanted to create a train with the peacock feathers. The rest of the dress required a little more thinking, but here's the end result.

Everything in this doll outfit (minus the cameo) is from the Bo Bunny "Peacock Lane" collection.

You guessed it - this is made of paper.

The 'lace' of her ascot is made from Bo Bunny flowers. I used the same technique for her 'lace' cuffs.

Draping the peplum was tricky, but worth the effort:

Yes - I really put part of this through the sewing machine - it was the only thing strong enough to hold the pleats.

I adore the colours in this collection - if this was fabric, I would have gone full scale!

Her bustle was fun to make. I used fussy cuts from the patterned paper, mixed with stamped images (also from the "Peacock Lane" collection) stamped on transparency, to get a floating effect.

The centre is highlighted with a Bo Bunny flower and jewel.

PP, flowers, jewels, stamps - Bo Bunny
ink - Ranger, StazOn
blank transparency - 3M
adhesive - a lot of GLUE DOTS!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wake Up!

I had a project I made with leftover supplies from my Mon Scrapbook spring DT kit, and I wanted to share it. I love these papers from Mémento.

The pearls were all white, but I coloured them with a Copic marker, to match my page. The flowers are from the Prima "Innocence" collection. I applied glimmer mist with a paintbrush, so that I could control the look.

The flourishes are Prima Stamps, which I used on a transparency, to make them easier to apply to my page.

The cut-off strips on this paper collection have mini-letters printed on them - what a great idea!

Matérials / Supplies:
papier / paper - Mémento (charmante petite 1, charmante petite 2, charmante petite 3, charmante petite journaling,
lettres / letters - American Crafts
fleurs / flowers - Prima Marketing
perls / pearls - Prima Marketing, Kaisercraft
etamps / stamps - Prima Marketing
encre / ink - StazOn, Distress
glimmer mist - Tattered Angels
stylo / markers - Copic, Staedtler

Monday, July 19, 2010

Use Your Stash - LCOM Card Challenges

This week over at the "Let's Capture Our Memories" blog, the card team is offering 2 challenges - yup - it's another 'power week'. You can choose to do one challenge, both challenges, or combine them. I chose to do the "Use Your Stash" challenge. Everything on my card is at least a year old, some much older. The letters are the only exception, and they are 6 months old. I hope you'll come join us at the LCOM blog - you don't want to miss what the rest of the team has created!

PP - Bo Bunny
trim - Creative Imaginations
letters - Kaisercraft
glimmer mist - Tattered Angels
liquid pearls, ink - Ranger

Friday, July 16, 2010

Cards - July kit

I made a few cards using the July kit from Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts. It's a great way to use up scraps, and it's handy to have a few extra cards on hand.

For this card I fussy cut the strawberries and added them with pop-dots. The flourishes were created with liquid pearls.

I used one of the Sassafrass Lass cut-off strips for the border on this card. I love that you can use these instead of just tossing them in the recycle bin.

I was happy to finally find a use for this cute little button that had been in my stash.

August sneak peeks should be available soon, so watch for those. And don't forget - once July is over, the July kits will be retired - if you've been interested in a kit, don't wait!

Supplies (from July Snobby Walrus kit):
PP - Graphic 45, Sassafrass Lass, Mark's Paper Company, Webster's Pages
chipboard buttons, journaling tag, cardstock letters - Jenni Bowlin
chipboard letters - American Crafts
trim - May Arts

Other Supplies:
letters - Cosmo Cricket
flower - Prima Marketing
ticket - Jenni Bowlin
liquid pearls, ink - Ranger
other - twine, paperclip, button

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cards for Kids - LCOM Card Challenges

This week's Card challenge over at Let's Capture Our Memories is to create a card for a kid. It was a good challenge for me, as I find I've gotten into a pattern of making cards only for adults, and I have a number of nieces & nephews with upcoming birthdays!

I used one of the new Bo Bunny journaling notes for the bottom of the card, and added Glossy Accents and Distress Stickles (in "Rock Candy") to a number of elements on the card for a little more shine & sparkle. The nice opaque black lines were created with a Uniball Signo gel pen.

A little bling to dot the 'i' dresses up the thickers in the title.

Don't forget to surf on over to LCOM to see what the rest of the team has created, and perhaps join in with your own take on the challenge.

CS, PP, journaling tag, chipboard, ribbon, sticker, jewel - Bo Bunny
(have I mentioned how much I love Bo Bunny?)
fabric covered chipboard letters - American Crafts
ink, distress stickles, glossy accents - Ranger
black pen - Uniball Signo

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

... I'm a Clown

This is my third layout featuring the July Kit from Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts. (Yeah, these pictures might be a little familiar... this is another case of me scrapping the same photos a second time, to give a copy to my mother - Hi Mom!)

So, this month's kit included a tube of loose glitter from Pink Paislee, much to the amusement of my scrappy pals. You see, I have glitter issues. It's not that I don't like the look (au contraire), it's that working with it makes my skin crawl. I can't stand having it on my hands (and inevitably on my face and in my eyes. If you're reading this Sam - yes - I got it in my eyes. Again.)

But this colour was such a nice blue, I put on my big girl pants and tried to make nice with the glitter. Using Glossy Accents as a glue, I changed the colour of the chipboard letters in my title...

and added some sparkle to the circle in the die cut paper:

These chipboard buttons from Jenni Bowlin made great embellishments for a boy page.

Supplies (from July Snobby Walrus kit):
PP - Pink Paislee, Jenni Bowlin, Crate Paper
chipboard letters - American Crafts
small letters, journal tag, chipboard buttons - Jenni Bowlin
brads - Upsy Daisy
glitter - Pink Paislee
mist - Smooch Spritz

Other supplies:
pins - Fancy Pants, Making Memories
ink, glossy accents - Ranger
marker - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner
other - twine

Monday, July 5, 2010

Chipboard, Patterned Paper & Embossing - LCOM Card Challenge

Over at Let's Capture Our Memories, this week's card challenge was a 'recipe challenge'. We had to use at least 3 patterned papers, embossing (heat or dry) and chipboard.

I stamped the background with Versamark ink, and embossing with a light brown embossing powder (that smelled like a latte - how cool is that?!). My patterned papers actually come from 3 different Bo Bunny collections (love Bo Bunny), and the chipboard shape is also from Bo Bunny. I added a cork flourish (I used a Tim Holtz die for the shape).

Don't forget to surf on over to LCOM to see what the rest of the team has created, and perhaps join in with your own take on the challenge.

PP, CS, chipboard shape - Bo Bunny
letters - Pink Paislee
stamp - Prima Marketing
ink - Versamark, Ranger
embossing powder - Gelatins
other - staples, brads, cork

Saturday, July 3, 2010

That Can't be Comfortable?!

This is my second layout for the Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts July kit. Can you believe - Sassafrass Lass and Webster's Pages together? And it works!

I don't normally use a lot of Sassafrass Lass, but I have to say - I love the cut off strips on these papers. They become perfect little border strips & accents on your page.

I just love the Prima flowers that came in this kit - I used the whole package (on 2 pages) without even blinking.

The story behind the photos. I still can't get over the fact that she fell asleep like that. And she didn't let go of the chair!

Supplies (from Snobby Walrus July Kit):
PP - American Crafts, Sassafrass Lass, Websters Pages (I KNOW!)
letters - American Crafts, Jenni Bowlin
flowers - Prima Marketing
spray - Smooch Spritz

Other Supplies:
spray - Tattered Angels Chalkboard
marker - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner
ink - Ranger

Thursday, July 1, 2010

When You've Gotta Nap...

Today the new July kit from Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts has it's reveal on their site. Don't forget to head on over to see what the rest of the team has created.

This month's kit includes an awesome flocked transparency from Fancy Pants. I love that shade of blue.

I trimmed some of the flowers from the May Arts sheer ribbon, and mixed them in with the Prima flowers.

I wanted some flourishes on this page, so I made my own using liquid pearls. I had kept the backing from some Prima crystal flourishes, and used it to trace out the shape of the swirls, making it very easy to get a smooth design.

Supplies (from Snobby Walrus July Kit):
PP - Glitz Designs, Sassafrass Lass, Jenni Bowlin
flocked transparency - Fancy Pants
chipboard letters - American Crafts
flowers - Prima Marketing, May Arts trim
journal tag - Jenni Bowlin

Other Supplies:
brown trim - Maya Road
small letters - Cosmo Cricket
liquid pearls - Ranger
ink - Ranger, StazOn
pens - Uniball Signo, Staedtler Triplus Fineliner