Tuesday, February 26, 2013

double challenge

Hi again, found a doable double challenge that I thought I would work with for a birthday card.  On the color my heart color dare we are challenged to use this colour combination of Buttercup, Honey and Sunset, what a springy choice.  On the OLW128 (One Layer Wednesday) challenge we are to make a feminine birthday card.
Here is my creation: 

I used the challenge colours and some new and old Close to my Heart stamp sets.

Stamp sets used: 
B1419 - Joyful Birthday
B1418 - Love Doily - I rock 'n' rolled this with the two yellows a bit hard to see in the photo, but I do love that effect
D1306 - Treasure Life - one of the first stamp sets I purchased and still love.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tag! You're it!

This past week the challenge on the heart2heart was to make a tag.  Now tags are not my thing, I don't usually make them or even think about them.  They look lovely and cute on other web sites/blogs when I see them, but not on my radar of a thing to make.  Also this past week I set up my new Cricut machine and downloaded the Cricut craftroom after watching this video: 

I found another spot that showed me how to set up the craftroom on my windows 8 laptop in the settings of the program.  So now to play.... what should I try to make....
Well, I am also attempting to make a Project Life album this year and am very behind....   and just starting week 2.  After watching the video and seeing how easy it was to insert text into something and cut it out, I made this tag:

I choose the tag from the Cricut Art Philosophy collection, available exclusively from Close to my Heart on page 40 of the booklet.  Then I decided to layer on the text on top and place it where I wanted it to be cut out, I sized to to fit on the digital mat in the program to fill a 4 x 6 space and cut.
  To give it some character I sponged lagoon, pear and gypsy inks on the tag as well as stamping some flourishes from the retired You & Me stamp set in chocolate.  I then layered the tag onto some dessert sand cardstock that I had stamped with a background stamp from the retired You Are... stamp set also in chocolate.
To finish the tag off I sponged the same ink colours onto our color ready seam binding and tied it on.  I am very pleased with the results of this tag and may now consider doing more like this for my Project Life album.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Canadian Consultants February Blog hop

Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring a 2 page layout. This is the first Blog Hop for us where we have featured just scrapbook layouts. We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at mycreationswithmichelle. If you came from "Nicola" of timelesscottagenb then you are in the right place!

Our youngest grandson is Opa's boy, he may look for me when he comes over but always has a huge smile and runs to his Opa. In June I took a series of photos of him just learning how to roll over and sit by himself. The first page is of him with his Opa wearing one of Opa's hats, he just loves to wear them. I also was happy to see that his shorts matched with the plaid in the paper perfectly, so happy to play with paper.
I used the second layout from the Later Sk8r Workshop on the Go, it can be found in the Imagine book and he layout is called Monologue that I rotated to fit my photos better. The title was cut with our Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge in pear and the name and date were stamped in Outdoor Denim with the Trinity stamp set.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is " Joanne " of "jagsscrapincorner ".
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, My creations with Michelle, as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own scrapbook layouts using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in March when we will be featuring our new 5x7 Hinged Display Tray.

Friday, February 8, 2013

H2H Home Decor

 This months first challenge on the heart2heartchallenges is home decor.  Well I read that and thought not my style I don't really do home decor with my scrapbooking.  As I pondered this some more I though duh!!! I frame my scrap pages to share and show in my home.  So here is one of my home decor projects, this hangs in our en-suite so I see it every morning when I get up, it reminds me that spring is coming and of God's awesome creation!

These are a Studio J layout that I had finished awhile ago, but still love seeing the photos of some of our amazing tulips.  Studio J is so easy to work with and you can personalize it so much, great fun to see your photos printed in such high quality and range of sizes.  Enjoy!