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The purpose of this blog is to explore my development of scrapbooking techniques. I will also provide reviews of products when I find something great or something terrible, and will show off all the work I enter in challenges and contests. Please check out my Welcome note if this is your first visit.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Mini what? Mini album!!!

So I've started a mini album. First, I designed the pages on my Silhouette and cut them out of cereal boxes. Note: the big family size boxes are a little tougher than the regular size ones. Use those instead. I'm talking like the jumbo diabetes in a bag box of Reese's cereal. Seriously. That was the ultimate box. Or just use some stiff card if you have some :)

The album is about my trip to Nova Scotia in May (I know, I'm kinda working on something recent, how wierd!). The 6 pages I originally made for it were not enough, so I added some basic rectangle pages in this weekend to get it all to fit.

The first page I completed is of our first day driving from Halifax to Caledonia. We stopped in Mahone Bay where the picturesque three churches are. I was more interested in the mallards and hence this page was born:

I really played with the photos for this album in Picasa so I could bring some diversity. You will see what I mean as more and more of this album gets exposed.

The digi I used is from Eureka Stamps called Mallard (36601). I colored it with Copics and then did some sort of fussy cutting.

The entire album is done with papers from Momenta. I used both the Great Outdoors stack PA-0925 (for the Nature accent and the mat paper on this page) and then I used the new travel stack for covering each page. I absolutely love how well this all works together.

The second page I completed for the mini this weekend was for a challenge at the Two Scrapbook Friends forum. Jayne challenged us to use a Polaroid. I had used Picasa to make this cute little Polaroid, then I printed it out too big. My album is only 3" tall :(  So I re-made the Polaroid by hand:

These photos were taken in Peggy's Cove. The born to fish tag is from the Momenta pack mentioned above, and both other tags on this page and the top one are from Making Memories. Finally, the lobster sticker and starfish are from K&Co. I looked everywhere for lobster stickers... everyone has the crabs... who cares? lol. Finally we found them from K&Co and I have to say, they coordinate pretty well.

Thanks for visiting and get out there and make your own mini!

More Christmas Album

Here is another page completed for MIL's Christmas album. This one has room for two photos for her to add. I just used some Bo Bunny double dot, some American Crafts trim I think and a MME banner, plus some bling.

Then, the fabulous title is a digi from QKR Stamps called Joy.  

I colored the digi very simply with my Copics, and then added some red Festive Berries stickles and some Evergreen stickles. That wasn't enough so I added some Glossy Accents to jazz it up a bit.

This digi would also look great on a card as the whole front. It would be nice and simple.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 20, 2012

New DT and QKR Blog Hop!

Hi everyone, and thanks for popping by!

Just wanted to share with you that I have been accepted to the QKR Stamps DT! So excited to play with their goodies!

This week come hop with the new DT, and check out all our projects!

If you just jumped into the hop here, go back to the QKR blog and start at the beginning! If you came here from Tina then you are on the right track!!

Here is my project - a get well card destined for a boy :) Boys can be so tough to design for, but this was really easy peasy!

I used the Sick Bear digi for this one, and colored him up with my Copics. A bit of rick rack and some fabulous Momenta paper from my new fave PA-2328 and away you go!

Now head on over and visit Tracy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

June 5 for 5 at 2SF

So 2SF has this fun little challenge where a member of the DT sends you five items and you have to make a layout with the items.

Here are the five items... I received more of the patterned paper then that of the gingham, but you get the idea!

I instantly loved the combo... and then got scrapper's block!

Here is what I finally came up with:

I had THE hardest time finding pink paper to go with this!! I have no pink! So I added some MME paisley paper, some buttons from 2SF and some cute thickers... I think it turned out just fine!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

New DT and Blog Hop

Hi Everyone, and thanks for visiting!!

Just wanted to let you know I have joined a new design team - Eureka Stamps! Please hop along with us to meet all the new girls (and some previous ones) on the team, and see all our fabulous creations! You can start back at the Eureka Stamps blog if you just happened on us, otherwise you should have come from Tina's blog.

I am really excited about the chance to work with the Eureka line, the stamps are gorgeous, high quality stamps, in digi or real format as well. The digis print crisp and clean, and are fun to color in.

I wanted to share with you a Christmas in July post... I am making an 8x8 yearly Christmas album for the yearly photos. I am giving this to my MIL, hence why there isn't a real photo in it. The tags will all be loose so she can pick the page she wants for each year.

The digi I used as a focal on this page was Christmas Kitties. I absolutely love this one, the kitties are so cute and it was a ton of fun figuring out what colors to make them all. They are colored with Copics using lots of layers to give them texture and very little blender. To make the Siamese cat so light, I picked up a bit of E31 on my 0 marker and really blended that into the fur to make her just slightly off white.

Since I am the last one on the hop, please head back to Eureka Stamps and let us know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by, and please follow my blog for more fabulous works from Eureka!