Monday, September 29, 2008

More scrapbook pages

A digital page completed using Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Creator

I changed all photos to black & white in order to emphasize the lack of colour in the winter landscape. I then opened the colour of Alex's coat and crazy carpet to draw attention to the focal picture.

A goofy layout of the boys acting up. I used a combination of circle punches & rub-ons.

This layout took forever as it was difficult to find decent instructions on how to embed the photos inside the letter frames. I'm really happy with the result. The layout was finished off with animal stickers to lend depth.

A traditional layout

Another traditional layout. I love the Elmo paper!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tis the season ... to make Christmas cards

OK, it's only September, but everyone who crafts knows that one has to get a headstart on the seasons to ensure everything is ready in time. With that in mind, I started trying out ideas for Christmas cards. My cuttlebug is on loan right now so I stuck to paper & stamps for these first attempts. They aren't spectacular but I'm fond of the white & green card. I am absolutely in love with the Fluffles stamp. I may have to buy more in the line!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Scrap Pink

Jacqui and I had a blast at the Clipper Street all-day "Scrap Pink". In support of breast cancer research, we spent the day scrapbooking, card-making, and shopping. Just a couple of photos showing how much fun we had:

The happy scrappers:

Over 40 women with all their associated supplies made for a crowded but productive room.

One of the highlights of the day was the Make & Take. Melissa Frances, Creative Director, Carolyn Peeler led us through the creation of this beautiful matchbook album. I have no idea what photos I will use for it but I'm sure something will come to mind soon enough.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I love glitter

Jacqui and I have decided to take some craft classes for fun - the first choice was All About Glitter at Clipper Street. I'm not normally a glitter person (and what type of person is that?) but I am completely in love with this technique! Here are a couple of cards that I made during the class using the ultra-fine glitter and some masking techniques. Follow this link to a great tutorial -

This first card uses a simple mask created with a circle punch. The colours are alot more vivid in person.

This card is my favorite although the picture didn't work out great. I love the unusual colour choices and the way the images pop when the light hits them.

This is the first card we created - it isn't particularly exciting but nice enough for a first try. I laid down a strip of adhesive, cut out my images on a similarly sized piece of white cardstock, then laid the cardstock over the adhesive. The glitter was then added to the images and then rubbed in using my finger to create a velvety texture.