Thursday, April 29, 2010

Rock star bride

Last weekend I got to attend the wedding ceremony for a friend of mine whom I teach with. It was a gorgeous service and I managed to snap a few...well...over 200 shots of the bride and groom on their big day.
Here's a layout that I made that was featured today over at the Jillibean Soup blog:

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Snowflake white), Jillibean Soup kraft paper, corrugated alphas, patterned paper and cardstock stickers, Quickutz letter dies (Disco - "Rock Star"), Stampin' Up! butterfly die (small ones), ProvoCraft butterfly die and embossing folder (large one), and border punch, Helmar layering tape, Font: Mason, other: sewing machine and thread.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Caardvarks and Core'dinations contest!

I wanted to take a moment and point out a really exciting contest over at Caardvarks. They have teamed up with Core'dinations for this:

THE PRIZE: You can be a part of the Core'dinations talented design team! The winner will receive a 3 month guest designer spot on the design team, and receive a generous variety of Core'dinations cardstock to work with.

THE CHALLENGE: Create a *new* monochromatic card and enter it via Mr. Linky at the end of this Caardvarks post by May 3rd at Midnight, PST.
Do not post your entry on my blog...unless you want to share a link with me to check it out over at Caardvarks.

So, be sure to head over to their blog to check out all the entries so far and the delicious creations the Caardvarks' DT has cooked up for inspiration.

Also, here's a little card inspiration that I cooked up for you:

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Core Impressions - Cosmo Cricket Collection), Jillibean Soup kraft paper, Cosmo Cricket patterned paper and chipboard, Technique Tuesday stamp, Tsukineko ink, Fiskars scalloped heart punch, Glue Dots, Making Memories sanding block, 3L layering tape, other: sewing machine and thread.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Canuckle head

My son reacts in the following manner when a camera is pointed at him:
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Core Impressions - Jillibean Soup Collection and Poinsettia red), Jillibean Soup patterned paper, kraft paper, corrugated alphas and shipping tag, Studio Calico letter stamps (canuckle), Hampton Art letter stamps (journaling), Making Memories paint and sanding block, EK Success leaf punch, 3L layering tape, Tsukineko ink and other: sewing machine and thread.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

And yet another make and take

I spent last weekend teaching some make and takes for my LSS and Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine at ScrapFest. My pal, Kimber, also flew in for the event and it was awesome to be able to hang out with her, Catherine (from S&CT) and Lisa Kisch. Kimber and I managed to sneak off to see the Bare Naked Ladies play in London at the JLC on Saturday night as well...and then see my pal, Matt Dewar, play with the B.A. Baracus Band at the Brass Door. It was beyond awesome!
I thought I would share the last of my make and takes for ScrapFest today. It was a bookmark that my friend and neighbour, Kimberly Colliss, and I helped people make for five hours straight. Yeah. Five hours.
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Chocolate Box, WhiteWash, Vintage, Core Impressions), Jillibean Soup kraft paper, Scenic Route grid paper, Quickutz letter dies (Diesel Grand), Cricut diecutting machine (clouds), Marvy Uchida punch (butterfly), Font: Mason, Making Memories sanding block, 3L layering tape.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dang, my fridge looks good!

Over the past few weeks I have been whipping up some projects that have all ended up on my fridge. First it was the shopping list (with matching recipe bookmarks) and today I can share the seasonal fridge magnets that got posted over on the Jillibean Soup blog.
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup kraft cardstock, patterned paper, canvas flowers, buttons and twine, Maya Road jumbo bottle caps (3" in diameter) and chipboard snowflake, Sizzix die (leaves) and Big Shot embossing machine, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Swiss Dots), Hampton Arts letter stamps, Tsukineko ink, Elmer's magnets, 3L layering tape and Glue Dots.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

And the winner is...

...Charlotte Dobson! Here's her winning layout:

Charlotte, first of all, I thought it was awesome that you found a Colour Lover's colour combo named Graduation Dress. Next, your interpretation of Becky Fleck's sketch was excellent. I love the Tulipe cut-outs and how you added dimension to this very classy layout. I hope you have it on display in your home. Also, I admire the fact that this was a photo that you were putting off scrapbooking for a while now. I always find it difficult to scrapbook a photo of fact...I can't remember the last time I have done that. You have also mastered the technique of using a scoring blade with Core'dinations to create frames. Y'all know how much I love a good Core'dinations' technique!

Finally, please drop by Charlotte's blog and read the story behind this layout. This mother of three returned to school and received her Educational Assistant Dipolma...with honours nonetheless! Good on ya, girl!

Thanks to all that participated. I was inspired by all your creations and I love how each one of you worked in a Colour Lover's colour palette and a Becky Fleck sketch from the spring issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today. You made it very difficult for me to I asked my husband to help me pick the winner this morning as well.

Congratulations, Charlotte! Please drop me an email ( as soon as possible with your mailing address.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

In less than 24 hours...

...I will be picking the winning layout for my Colour Lovers/Becky Fleck Challenge. Be sure to link me up with your project in the Mr. Linky section of my March 29th posting. You have until Friday, April 9th at 10pm EST.
In other news, last week the project below was posted over at Scrapbook & Cards Today with step-by-step instructions. It's a set of 7 recipe book bookmarks and a coordinating grocery shopping list that is magnetic. It helps you plan out a whole week of meals and then be able to find the recipes once you've purchased the groceries. It makes a great gift!

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock (Vanilla Cream), Jillibean Soup patterned paper, twine, stamps, journaling sprouts and kraft paper, Fiskars circle punch, Tsukineko ink, 3L layering tape, Glue Dots, EK Success corner rounder (small), Bind-It-All coil and binding machine and other: sewing machine and thread.