Monday, April 27, 2009


Here's my DT layout for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks' Sketch #17 by Julie Bonner. My PC's crashed so I actually had to re-upload the photos from my camera and crop them using a different editing tool, so hopefully they turn out okay!

I used papers from Basic Grey's Bittersweet and Porcelain Collections and K & Company's Life's Journey Collection for this layout, and added some musical elements to it as it is, after all, titled "Violin". The title for the layout, by the way, was inspired by the book of the same name by Anne Rice.

Here's the beautiful sketch that inspired this layout:

And this week's prize? This gorgeous kit from The Mosy Scrapper:

So go check out the 52 Sketches blog!

Materials used in my layout:
Patterned Papers - Basic Grey's Bittersweet Collection - Lipstick Red, Raspberry Cream; Basic Grey's Porcelain Collection - Empress Cream; K & Company's Life's Journey Collection - Music
Chipboards - Maya Road
Flowers - Prima
Brads - Basic Grey's Porcelain Collection
Music Note Brads - Hot Off The Press
Lace - Daiso
Alphas - Basic Grey, Prima
Others - Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Tattered Rose, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap, Ranger Ice Stickles in Crystal Ice

Friday, April 24, 2009

Creative Escape 2009 "Works Of Heart"

I'm so excited! Donna Downey, Tia Bennett, and Kah-Mei Smith are in town and will be teaching classes all day tomorrow, as part of the Creative Escape event organised by Laines Papeterie. And I've managed to book a spot for myself at this special event. I've been looking forward to this since last month, and now the day's finally here. Can't wait!

52 Sketches 52 Weeks - Sketch # 17 Sneak Peek

A sneak peek of my layout for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks, for this weekend's reveal. Don't forget to keep an eye out for this beautiful sketch!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


So here it is - my first layout for 52 sketches 52 weeks, based on a lovely sketch by the talented Julie Bonner!

I mixed papers and embellishments from AdornIt, K & Company's Amy Butler Collection and GCD Studios, and added stickles, gems and fabrics for a variety of textures.

It's not so visible here, but I also applied the stickles to the flowers on the fabric tag. And I managed to use my Fiskars Circle Border Punch for this layout too!

So here's a look at the sketch:

And here's a look at the prize you can win for this week, sponsored by Life Preservers:

So what are you waiting for? Come join the fun over at 52 sketches 52 weeks!

Materials used in my layout:
Patterned Papers - AdornIt Carolee's Creations - Aged Line Black; K & Company - Amy Butler Lotus Tea Box Collection; and GCD Studios - Notre Dame - Paris Nights Collection
Cardstock - Core'dinations - Black
Fabric Tag - K & Company - Amy Butler Lotus Tea Box Fabric Tags
Gem Flourishes - Prima Say It In Crystals
Title Alphas - American Crafts Thickers - Patchwork Fabric Letter Stickers in Black
Border Punch - Fiskars Circle Border Punch - Ring Around The Rosey
Others - Ranger Ice Stickles in Crystal Ice; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot; EK Success 3D Foam Dots; Ribbon

Sunday, April 19, 2009

52 Sketches Sneak Peak

Here's a sneak peak of my very first layout for 52 sketches 52 weeks. It's for Sketch #16, which will be revealed shortly, so keep an eye out for it!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Young Fashionista

So here it is - Challenge 10 at Butterfly Crafts. The challenge is to create a layout about what fashion means to you, whether it be favourite fashions from a period of time, a favourite designer or maybe even a fashion disaster!

I chose to do this layout of my younger daughter who I call a "Young Fashionista" for her keen fashion sense. Even at such a young age, she is very particular about her dressing, and everything she wears has to be fully coordinated! Never too young to start I guess!

I used papers from Heidi Swapp and DCWV for this layout, and added some Hambly transparencies as well as a cute little chipboard clothes stand from Riff Raff Designs, which I decorated with patterned paper and gems.

I also added stickles to the butterfly cut-outs for some shimmer and texture.

I had fun with this challenge, and I'm sure you will too. So flutter on by to Butterfly Crafts and join in the fun! The winner will get a chance of becoming the May guest designer AND also receive a gorgeous kit from Scrapbook Star! Ooh!

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Heidi Swapp - Lovely Grid, Free; DCWV's All Dressed Up Collection - All The Rage
Transparencies - Hambly Screen Prints - Vintage Patchwork in Pink
Chipboard Clothes Stand - Riff Raff Designs
Title Alphas - American Crafts Fabric Chipboard Thickers - By The Yard in Bubblegum
Gems - Prima Say It In Crystals
Others - Ranger Ice Stickles in Crystal Ice, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot, Lace

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"Friends" Floral Hanging Keepsake

Here's something I did for some of my older DD's close friends, and which we gave out during her recent birthday celebrations in lieu of the usual goody bag. The girls may not all be in the same school next year (in fact, two have already changed schools), so she wanted them to have something to remember her and each other by. These keepsakes aren't quite complete as we will be printing some photos we took during the party, to be given to the girls to stick onto the three little flowers hanging at the bottom. Fun! And here's the back view of this particular piece:

Here are the rest of the keepsakes:

Materials used:
Floral Hanging - KaiserScrapbook Beyond The Page - Floral Hanging Keepsake
Patterned Papers - K & Company's Wild Saffron Collection
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Chipboard Alphas - American Crafts Thickers (Various Designs and Colours)
Flowers - Prima
Gem Swirls - Prima Say It In Crystals (Various Colours)
Flower Gems - Special Effects
Brads - Making Memories Clear Crystal Brads
Ribbons - Creation Station
Others - Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Various Colours)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Butterfly Crafts Sneak Peek

Here's a little sneak peek of my layout for Butterfly Crafts this week. The reveal will be on the 15th of April, so stay tuned!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Faces Of You

I did this layout for my older DD as she approaches her 12th birthday next week, and her last year as a "tween".

I used K & Co's Madeline Specialty Papers and added some hidden journaling behind the little squares, which resemble little "windows" held down by the photo turns.

I used rub-ons and did some stamping for the insides of the journaling cards, which I made using Bazzill cardstock.

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - K & Company's Madeline Specialty Paper Pack
Cardstocks - Bazzill Basics, Bazzill Bling
Flower - Prima Belle Fleur
Butterfly - K & Company Amy Butler Lotus Tea Box Floral Grand Adhesions
Flourishes - Prima Say It In Pearls - Black, Prima Say It In Crystals - Black
3D Word Stickers - K & Company Classic K Margo Mix Grand Adhesions
Title Alphas - American Crafts Thickers - Platforms Chipboard Letter Stickers in Red
Photo Turns - 7Gypsies Photo Turns with Brads - Red
Rub-Ons - Kaiser Flourish Journals
Stamps - Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection, Fontwerks Flutter By Karen Russell Clear Stamps, Basic Grey Aviary Clear Stamps
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot, Versa Fine in Onyx Black, American Crafts Slick Writer in Black Fine
Others - Ranger Ice Stickles in Crystal Ice, EK Success 3D Foam Dots