Monday, March 29, 2010

A challenge for you AND a giveaway!

Over the weekend I put together a challenge for Scrapbook & Cards Today. You can check out all the details of the challenge over at the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog. Only here can you win a prize though for participating. Keep on reading....
I also prepared a project for Scrapbook & Cards Today that will appear on Wednesday, March 31, so be sure to stop by twice this week at least.

Here is my challenge in a nutshell:

Step 1: Pick one of the new Becky Fleck sketches that were published in the spring issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today. To view them all, visit Scrapbook & Cards Today.

Step 2: Visit Colour Lovers and pick one of their colour palettes to be the basis of your layout.

Step 3: Root through your stash and gather up the supplies that you have that fall into the colour palette that you've picked. Start with your cardstock and/or patterned paper and go from there. Remember, black and white are easy to add in since they truly aren't colours and you can always work with shades in your colour palette as well.
Step 4: Create! Be sure to share with me what you've whipped up on this blog entry. Link an image of your layout in the Mr. Linky section below. That way you have a chance to win a pretty cool prize too.

Now, here's what I whipped up based on this Becky Fleck sketch and the "Happy Easter 2008 by candycrack" Colour Lover's colour palette:

Happy Easter 2008 Colour Palette by candycrack

Supplies: Core’dinations cardstock (Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions, Vintage and Core Essentials), Jillibean Soup kraft paper, journaling sprouts, corrugated alpha and cardstock letter stickers, Sizzix dies (border strips, leaves and branch) and Big Shot, Stampin’ Up! border punch, Jenni Bowlin chipboard butterfly, Making Memories sanding block, Basic Grey Precision File Set, ProvoCraft/Cuttlebug die (small butterfly), Queen & Company pearls, Tsukineko ink, Technique Tuesday stamp, 3L layering tape, 3M Quick Dry glue, Font: Mason, other: sewing machine and brown thread.

Here's how you can win!!!

Between now and Friday, April 9th, at 10pm EST you need to link me up to your creation. It must be based on one of Becky Fleck's sketches that are posted over at Scrapbook & Cards Today and it must be based on a colour palette that you found over at Colour Lovers. There's nothing random about how the winner will be picked...I am going to pick the one that I love the most.

You can win:

-one Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock Swatch Book (very handy when matching colours for a project)

-one package of Trifecta (60 sheets of Core'dinations Black Magic, Vintage and Essentials cardstock)

-one package of Jillibean Soup Core Impressions (20 sheets of pre-embossed cardstock that matches up with Jillibean Soup products nicely!)

-AND (as if that wasn't enough) one year's subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine (four issues...delivered to your home...rather than you having to push and shove your way into your LSS to get your copy)

Simply post a link to your project in the Mr. Linky thingy-ma-jiggy below and you are in to win!

*NOTE* If you would like to have a peek at the projects that have been linked so far, click on "Mister Linky" and the links will appear.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

It's here! It's here!

The spring issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today came out. My friend, Kimber, did an awesome job with the cover layout. I also have a layout in there on page 47:

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper, button, calendar sprout, twine, cardstock stickers and kraft paper, Quickutz diecut (bird, birdhouse, branch), Sizzix diecut (ric rac) and texture plate, Making Memories sanding block, 3L layering tape, Tsukineko ink, Cricut/ProvoCraft diecut letters (new), Font: Mason. This layout is based on a sketch by Becky Fleck for Scrapbook & Cards Today.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

ScrapFest make and take madness

ScrapFest is coming up quick! April 16 and 17 in Kitchener, ON. I will be there on the Friday night and the Saturday. Sometime during those two days I will be offering three make and takes for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine...for FREE! Each make and take is limited to 20 participants so once I know the time slots I will let you all know. I believe it's a first come, first serve basis with no "sign-ups" ahead of time. Here is a link to the third make and take from a previous blog entry and here are the other two. The first one is a bookmark and the second is a card. I hope you can join me.

Supplies: Core'dination cardstock (Core Impressions Jillibean Soup Collection), Jillibean Soup kraft paper, My Mind's Eye diecuts, EK Success punch (clouds/half a flower), 3L layering tape and Making Memories sanding block.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Core Impressions Jillibean Soup Collection), Jillibean Soup kraft paper and twine, My Mind's Eye patterned paper and diecut, American Crafts brad, Hot Off the Press "Little Birdies" template, Creative Memories oval cutter, We R' Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Making Memories sanding block and 3L layering tape.

Right now I am in Greensburg, PA, at the Art-Tech's Crop Around the Clock. Good times, people....good times!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Traffic jam

When I was a kid I had braces on my teeth. I basically had the equivalent of a traffic jam of teeth coming in from every direction. The dentist actually had to tow away four teeth before my braces went on in order to make room.
Like mother, like son.
I am now preparing my son for the world of braces. He still has a few years to go before the braces will go on but we want him ready and enthusiastic about the process.
So, I created this layout. I will also show him a photo of my teeth at the same age.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Core Impressions Jillibean Soup collection), Jillibean Soup printed kraft paper, kraft paper, cardstock stickers, corrugated alphas, and twine, Brother labeller and tape, Stampin' Up binder punch, EK Success small circle punch, Creative Memories circle cutter, We R' Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, 3L layering taper, and Making Memories sanding block.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Family day memories

On Monday, February 15, 2010, in Ontario we celebrated Family Day. For the past two years now we have gotten together with good friends, shared good food, played some games and laughed a lot! Here's a double pager that I made to remember that day. It's based on the February sketch by Becky Fleck for Project 12 over at Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Core Impressions - Jillibean Soup Collection), Jillibean Soup patterned paper, kraft, cardstock stickers, corrugated alphas, twine, stamps, calendar sprouts, Tsukineko ink, Cricut/Opposites Attract cartridge, 3L layering tape, Creative Memories circle cutter, Making Memories sanding block, EK Success marker, Font: Mason.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ema's first poem

ScrapFest bound

So, who is heading to ScrapFest on April 16 and 17, 2010? It's held in Kitchener, ON, and I will be there on both the Friday and Saturday.
On the Friday night I will be teaching a make and take for All About Scrapbooks & More.
On the Saturday I will be teaching this make and take for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. As soon as I know the time I will post it here as it's only a class for 20.
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Core Impressions - Jillibean Soup Collection), Jillibean Soup patterned paper, cardstock stickers, kraft paper and twine, Queen & Co. brad, We R' Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Making Memoires sanding block, Hot Off the Press "Little Birdies" template, Creative Memories circle cutting system, 3L layering tape.