Thursday, June 21, 2012

"Fun in the Sun" summer / beach scrapbook page with Ruby Rock-it

This summery page features the Ruby Rock-it “Nostalgia” collection.  Some of the papers have a sewing vibe, so I love to add stitching when using these papers.  I used a bright yellow cardstock from the Sugar Candy collection – perfect for a summery beach page.

The kraft tags from the Fundamentals match perfectly with the kraft colours in some of the Nostalgia papers.  I used this one for my journaling spot, and then cut a red one from the patterned papers, to go with it.

I added a few strips of paper, along with one of the border stickers for a little more colour.

A 2” punch is just the right size for the spools on the patterned paper, and I took advantage of that here. The top one has been lifted using Liquid Scrap Dots.

Thanks for visiting!

Supplies (Ruby Rock-it):
Sugar Candy glittered cardstock - Lemon Drop
Nostalgia patterned cardstock “Tokens"
Nostalgia patterned cardstock “Tickets"
Nostalgia patterned cardstock “Quilt"
Nostalgia patterned cardstock “Collage"
Nostalgia border stickers
Nostalgia letters and phrase stickers
Fundamentals chipboard alphabet - Kraft
Fundamentals tags - Kraft
Premium Craft Glue

Other Supplies:
Ink – Ranger Distress Stain, StazOn
Marker – Faber-Castell PITT pen

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"Wonder" - scrapbook layout with washi tapes - Love My Tapes

For this page I started out with a grid, inspired by the checks in this Love My Tapes purple washi tape.  I added more washi tape and some patterned paper inside the ‘squares’.

I covered a couple of small chipboard shapes with one of the washi tapes.

These flower were made from the fabric tapes  - I adhered them to cardstock, then die cut the flower shapes.

Thanks for visiting!

Supplies (Love My Tapes):

Washi tapes - Purple gingham, leaves, mint grid
Fabric tapes -sophie, madison

Other Supplies:
PP – Basic Grey, Pink Paislee resist paper
Letters – Basic Grey
Paper flower – Prima
Chipboard – Maya Road
White pen – Marvy Uchida
Ink - StazOn
Other – brads, Tattered Angels glimmer mist used on the resist paper

Friday, June 15, 2012

Helmar Father's Day Blog Hop (with a little Ruby Rock-it, too)

Welcome to the Helmar Happy Fathers Day Hop. Today we are so excited to share with you a variety of fantastic masculine projects. We've put our Helmar arsenal to good use and want to share with you some inspiration for those last minute Fathers Day gifts.

If you have been following along, you should have hopped here from Lisa Wilkinson's blog . If not, hop on back to the Helmar Blog and enjoy. Make sure to leave comments along the way, because we will have prizes up for grabs. And if the Man in your life is super lucky, We may even send him a Helmar prize pack too.

My project is a Father's Day card for my hubby, and features papers from the Ruby Rock-it "Keepsake" line.  All the papers were put together with Helmar Acid Free Glue.

These fun chipboard ties and chocolate brown tag are from the Fundamentals line.  I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry on the chipboard and ribbon.

Helmar Adhesives:
Professional Acid Free Glue
450 Quick Dry Adhesive

Other Supplies (Ruby Rock-it):
Keepsake cardstock - "Embossed"
Keepsake cardstock - "Stripe"
Keepsake cardstock - "Emblem"
Keepsake ribbon
Fundamentals alphabet stickers - kraft
Fundamentals tags - chocolate
Fundamentals chipboard accents - kraft

Thanks so much for stopping by. Now hop on over to Cindy Royal's blog where you are sure to find more Fathers Day inspiration. If you get lost along the way, below you will find the links for the order of the hop.

Helmar blog
Lisa Wilkinson
JJ Sobey  <--- you are here
Cindy Royal  <--- Next stop on the tour
Vicky Alberto
Cheryl Walker
Amy Lassiter
Rae Cooper
Jen Erickson
Katie Nolan Denham
Carisa Zglobicki
Michelle Wallace
Julie Tucker-Wolek
Erika Taylor

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Love sketches?

There are 4 current calls on at  Let’s Capture These Sketches (LCTS)!!!
  • Card Sketch Designer
  • Card Designer
  • Sketch Designer
  • Layout designer
If you love creating  or working with sketches, then this team is for you!!!

check out all the details at Let's Capture These Sketches

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"Drippage" - ice cream cones and Green Tara

When Scrapbook Centrale asked me to make a store sample with these yummy Authentique papers, I knew right away which flowers I wanted to use.  The colours are perfect with these new sakura flowers from Green Tara:

I can't get enough of these white velvet leaves - so feminine!  They come wired, so I curled the end for a little added 'greenery', ahem...   You can also see some of the Pleated Organza and loop trim in this close-up.

This Organza Butterfly on Wire trim is a nice touch of whimsy.  I like that it's lightly wired - makes it easy to make it sit exactly the way you want.

 The tag was one of my 'playing around with supplies' tags, and ended up working well with the colours here.

Still have 'magic mesh' in my stash?  Um, yeah, and gonna use it too!  I like the texture, but I tend to forget I have it.

Supplies (Green Tara):
flowers - Sakura coral (XF9221Cor), Sakura lime (XF9221Li), Sakura lilac (XF9221L)
leaves - Velvet leaves white (XL266WhP)
ribbon - 25mm Pleated Organza ivory (RB316Iv)
trims -  7mm loop trim olive (RBDAOl), 25mm Organza Butterfly on Wire - off white (RB6764OW)

Other supplies:
PP, stickers, letters - Authentique
marker - Faber-Castell PITT pen
gesso - Liquitex
stamp - Kaisercraft
ink - StazOn
other - Magic Mesh, office supply tag, and random mists and stamps that were on the tag

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Teacher thank you card - Ruby Rock-it

This card is a thank you for my son's teacher.  She's been a complete jewel, worth her weight in gold.  I felt a royal theme would be appropriate, and used the Ruby Rock-it "Vintedge" collection for the card.
The crown is from the Bling collection, of course.

Thanks for visiting!

Supplies (Ruby Rock-it):
Vintedge cardstock - "Glam"
Vintedge cardstock - "Rachet"
Vintedge cardstock - "Time"
Vintedge cardstock stickers (letters)
Vintedge border stickers
Sugar Candy cardstock - "Toffee Apple"
Bella! Bling crowns - clear

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Be Still - Art Journal page, playing with colour

I haven't shared any art journaling here for a while.  Most of my journaling is a little too personal (or there's cussing...) so I don't share all of it here, but this page was more about playing with colour and paint.  :)   I decided to try one of the colour palette challenges over at The Color Room (this is palette #113).

I may or may not have an addiction to stencils...

Supplies - um... not sure how complete this list is - not really in the habit of tracking supplies when I play with paint...
PP - Kaisercraft, Lucky 7 Factory, Hambly
acrylic paint - Decoart, Amsterdam
stamps - Unity, Tim Holtz
stencils - The Crafters Workshop, Prima, Artist Cellar, Dylusions
rub-ons - Fancy Pants, Doodlebug
flowers - Prima (finally found a use for those "got flowers" bottles, ha!)
water-soluble wax pastel - Caran d'Ache
other - office tag, pretty sure there's some Dylusions in there somewhere, random die cut papers...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Twelve - tween birthday layout, with Love My Tapes

With all the washi tape love that's been going around lately, my Love My Tapes fabric and lace tapes have been feeling neglected, so I used a bunch of them for this page.

To create the background for my photos, I lined up several strips of the fabric tapes to get wider patterns.  You can either do this carefully and line up the pattern, but I kinda like the random look to emphasize they are separate pieces.

I alternated strips of the lace tape - I like the mix of textures and shades.

The brown polka dot pattern is from one of the self-adhesive fabric sheets - you want to grab one of these while they are still in the store - I love these.

The fabric and lace didn't need to be stitched in place, but these older letter stickers needed a little extra help, so I stitched right across them.  Why not?  :)

Supplies (Love My Tapes):
Fabric sheet - brown polka dot (FS022)
Fabric tapes- Sophie (FT003), Madison (FT005)
Lace tapes - 13mm beige (LT2002), 12mm brown (LT8024)

Other supplies:
PP, rub-ons - Basic Grey
flowers - Prima
letters - Rose Moka
buttons - Autumn Leaves
marker - Faber-Castell PITT pen

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Love My Tapes Father's Day Blog Hop

The Love My Tapes Design Team welcomes you to a fun Father's Day Blog Hop! The DT Members have used a variety of Love My Tapes products for you to get inspired; you will be amazed by all the wonderful creations!

If you came from Kathy's blog, then you're right where you should be. If not, please go to the Love My Tapes blog where you will find the list of participants.

My card features 3 of the new washi tapes:

With a little bit of the older fabric sheets (I still love this faux suede):

Tapes used:
- black loop (#916)
- measure tape (#618)
- grid (#909)

Additional supplies:
PP - 7 gypsies, My Mind's Eye
letters - Authentique
other - book paper, raw chipboard

Now hop on over to Giovana'a blog for more inspiration! Don't forget to leave a comment while hopping along, one random commenter will win a fabulous Love My Tapes Prize that includes: 1 lace tape, 1 fabric tape, and 3 washi tapes

And also you can find us on Facebook :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 1, 2012

"Bowling" - scrapbook layout with Green Tara Flowers, and Helmar to hold it all together.

The June challenge over at the Helmar blog is a colour-scheme challenge.  Check it out for more details - it would be fun to have you play along!   Would you believe these are all Christmas papers?  They certainly fit the challenge.

Of course, I headed straight for my Green Tara flowers and trims to embellish the page - and found these beauties (Damask 8cm Fabric and Organza Flower Aqua, Heirloom 6.5cm Silk and Organza Flowers Dusky Pink, and Grey Blue):

You can also see a couple of the white Velvet Leaves, and the cream Spray nestled in with the larger flowers.

I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry on all the flowers, trims and embellishments.  It has the strength to hold without needing gobs of glue that will show on things like this wire clip and the white Lattice ribbon.  I tucked a few of the white petals around the paper layers as well.

Have you seen the '"Organza Butterfly on Wire" trims yet?  They are fun and playful, and some of the colours would totally work on 'boy' pages, too!

And the story:

Supplies (Helmar):
450 Quick Dry
Acid Free Glue

Supplies (Green Tara):
Flowers - Damask 8cm Fabric and Organza Flower Aqua (XF9225Aq), Heirloom 6.5cm Silk and Organza Flowers Dusky Pink (XF9213DP), Heirloom 6.5cm Silk and Organza Flowers Grey Blue (XF9213GB), mixed petals White (P22Wh), Flower Sprays Cream (PFSTC)
Leaves - Velvet Leaves 3cm White (XL266Wh)
Ribbon - 25mm Lattice White (RB6735Wh)
Trim - 25mm "Organza Butterfly on Wire" Crimson (RB6764Cr)

Other Supplies:
PP - Fancy Pants, Prima Marketing
letters - American Crafts
wire dress form - Maya Road
marker - Faber-Castell