Thursday, October 16, 2008

So I've been busy these last few days working on November layouts for The Scrappin Kats. Absolutely love the kits, and can't wait to share them with you. The sketches are awesome as well. Did manage to do one layout with the October kit this week. It's a really simple layout; and was nice'n'quick to put together:

Thursday, October 9, 2008


I'm on a design team! I was accepted at Scrappin Kats as a part of their design team. I'm so excited! I literally whooped with excitement when I found out and scared poor Mike in the next room.

Here is my second round challenge as part of the selection process:

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Owl card

I loved the cards on the Pink Paislee's blog for WCMD. I especially loved Davinie Fiero's card, particularly the pleat detail. I was inspired to make a card using this pleat idea.

Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock; Pink Paislee & K&Co patterened paper; Pink Paislee Rubon

Saturday, October 4, 2008

WCMD card

Supplies: Bazzill & Coredination cardstock; See D's stamp; Fiskars threading water punch.

Just a quick post to show my WCMD creation. Simple card using the DT challenge colour scheme and two of my current trends: 1) stitching and 2) Fiskars threading water punch.

I've managed to make one card this morning, and hoping to get another one or two done this arvo and tonight.

Last night I completed my layout for the final round of the Design Team comp at Scrappin Kats. The challenge was a great one:

1. White, Yellow and Turquiose cardstock - can be any shades of those colour families - you can cut this in any way and use for journalling spots, shapes - this will not be considered an embellishment. No patterned paper is allowed.
2. Hand or machine stitching
3. 3 photos (any size)
4. A title - completely your choice of type, colour, texture
5. Must contain expressive journalling (not just date and who it is) - you can cut your cardstock to create your journalling spot/tag.
6. 2 types of embellishments of your choice (you can use multiples of each type) (eg: flowers and brads) (does not include patterned paper)

This whole challenge was right up my alley. I'm all about machine stitching right now (as you know); I love expressive journalling; and I don't often over embellish, so sticking to only two wasn't too hard. The biggest challenge was using yellow - it's a colour I don't often use too much on my pages. I'm really happy with the resulting layout. Don't want to give too much away until the judging, but here's a little sneak peak.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I am loving these holidays. Mike's been busy with uni work, so I've been creating virtually non stop for the last few days. It's been so relaxing. Yesterday I had a sewing lesson - just covering my machine basics. The shop does dressmaker's lessons, so I'm thinking of giving that a go.

Monday's creation:

Kat kindly sent me some of the new AC travel line papers. I love these - and was almost too afraid to cut into them. This layout was done for the lyrical challenge posted (by moi) at Scrappin Kats. I based it on the song "(I'd go the) Whole Wide World" by Wreckless Eric (made famous by the Monkees). I know this song from Stranger than Fiction. It suited the subject of this layout perfectly, as did the papers.

Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock; new AC travel line patterned papers (thanks Kat!); AC thickers; foam tape; zig writer

Tuesday's creation:

This was the first layout I've done with machine stitching. It doesn't show up as well as I'd like it to in the photo, but believe me, I went a little stitching mad. It was a take on the third and final Sept sketch at Scrappin Kats. I changed it up quite a bit, the biggest change being from a 8.5x11 to a 6x12.

Supplies: Coredinations CS; Making memories and Creative memories patterned paper; Kaiser rubons; AC thickers

I also used my brand spankin' new Fiskars threading waters punch which I love, love, love! I can see myself using this on a lot of projects.