Sunday, February 27, 2011

Challenge: 1 ribbon, 2 patterned papers, 3 flowers, 4 bling

I did this layout for the blog hop and it was just after DS Joram turned ten! I can not believe he is already this big! It seems like yesterday when he was born. Well, I guess every mom has that. These pics were taken after his birthday party where we made Sock Monkeys! He had 6 girls over (he NEVER invited a boy in all those years, there are always the same girls) and they all made a monkey. I had them prepared so it would not take days and they all turned out well.

The challenge was to use 1 piece of ribbon, 2 different patterned papers, 3 flowers and 4 bling. This is what I came up with;

CS: Bazzill

Sheer: Maya Road
Stickers: American Crafts, October Afternoon
Brads: Queen & Co, Zva Creative, Bo Bunny
Rub-ons: Daisy D's
Stamp: Making Memories
Border punch: EK Success
Misc: bling, date stamp, trim, bakers twine, sewing machine, doilie, staples

Fun detail about the rub-ons: They are Christmas rub-ons! That just all happens because I am using up my stash! And I must admit, it is hard not to buy any supplies but it also feels good to use up all that I have. And trust me; I can still make pages for years with all the supplies I own.

For all of you: Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday.

It is raining cats and dogs here, our dishwasher passed away and I need to iron! Want to trade?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Another texture layout!

In my last post I was talking about this great challenge DT member Kathy posted over at Let's Scrap. Well, I really got into it and did another one. I have scrapped this photo before but I had another print and since I love this photo I thought it would not hurt ot scrpa it again. The pic was taken in Tuscany, Italy in 2007 on the estate we were staying. The little lake was filled with fish and toads. Loved hearing the concert of the toads early in the morning and when it got dark. We had such a good time there!

I splashed ink on the cardstock with a paintbrush and dripped seal wax on it. Used a piece of fringed burlap as a mat and made my own seal. Too bad the text on the seal is hard to read. It says: Official, accept no other. Even though this is not my regular style I love how it turned out!

Rub-ons: Basic Grey
Metal tag: K & Company
Brads: Doodlebug
Seal wax / seal: 7Gypsies
Ink: Stazon, Ranger
Misc: Burlap, mesh, sewing machine, cork

For all of you: It is almost weekend! Enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Scrapping with texture, Let's Scrap challenge

During the blog hop, our design team at Let's Scrap did not post any challenges. Which was more than understandable because with 15 challenges going on at the blog hop we all had enough to do. This past Friday was the first 'regular' challenge after the hop and it was Kathy's turn to come up with a good challenge. Well, she did! She came up with this awesome challenge and it was all about texture! Remember those days where mesh was THE thing to have? And when scrapping with fabric was the HOT thing? I even bought a book about scrapping with fabric. If you want to see the complete challenge and want to join: Hop over to Let's Scrap!
This is what I came up with: The picture was taken around Christmas 1972 and my DH and his brother are on there together with their grandmother. I always love to see pics of my DH in his little sailor suit.

And since I am also taking the Let's Scrap our Stash challnge: I only used stuff from my stash (which will probably last me for five years, LOL)

CS: Core'dinations, Bazzill

Transparency: Creative Imaginations
Stickers: Basic Grey
Misc: Bakers twine, pom pom trim, staples, cork, sewing machine, embroidery thread, currogated cardboard

I made the cork flowers myself. I had so much fun doing this challenge. It made me going out of my comfort zone. Thanks Kathy!
For all of you: Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Scrapped a first birthday and blog hop winner announced!

It seems like forever since I updated my blog. The Let's Scrap blog hop has taken a lot more time (and energy) than we thought and now that it is over there's a bit more time for other things like scrapping and other fun stuff!
The blog hop was a tremendous success and there were so many participants. The designteam came up with the most amazing challenges. We got so many new members and the gallery was rocking. I even got to finish all 15 challenges on the blogs. The only thing I did not finish was Kathy's word scramble. There were 25 words and I did not get more than 8 unscrambled. Isn't that horrible?????? Guess I can say I am not so good at word scramble games!
I had 50 people participating in my challenge so there were a lot of rusty dusty eyelets used. It was great to see all the ideas people came up with to use eyelets. Even though they seem very outdated, non of the layouts or cards that were made for this challenge looked outdated. I used the random number generator to pick a winner for my challenge. The winner is Rachelle! She made a really cool layout with eyelets. Congrats Rachelle, your prize is on its way!

There is lots of activity going on at Let's Scrap. The two new challenge groups we started are a great success and you can still join them. One group is the 'Let's Scrap our Stash' group where you are challenged to use only your stash while scrapping. I finished the month of January without buying anything new!
The second group we started is the '100 layouts in 2011' group. Basically the goal is to reach your scrapping goal in 2011. Some of us scrap 200 LO's in a year and some only 50, but the challenge is to reach your personal goal. I am set for a 100 layouts for 2011, and so far so good, I have finished 16!
And trust me, there's more fun to come at Let's Scrap!

The first layout after the blog hop was one with pics from DD Jintes first birthday. I can not believe she is over 18 months already. We celebrated her birthday a little early because we would be in Canada for her birthday. So it was not really her birthday but there we tons of people, gifts and a dairy, egg and nut free cake (got to love those allergies!)

I scrapped this with papers that I loved because of the design but I always think that papers that have an entire image on it as a design are so hard to use. I could not scan this layout because of its bulkiness so I had to take a pic. But with hardly any daylight out there I had to use the falsh. :( This is what I came up with:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: Prima Marketing
Button: Bazzill
Misc: Sewing machine, ribbon

I made the flower from crepe paper. I thought the color matched the patterned paper perfectly.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Let's Scrap Hoppy New Year Blog Hop: Resolution #12


If you came here from Wendy's blog you are in the right spot! If you are willing to join the blog hop: First make sure that you are a member of Let's Scrap (you'll need the sketches to be in the draw for a price) and then start of at Betty Anne's blog for Resolution #1.

And if my blog is not the one you are supposed to be on: Here's a list with all the resolutions and the blogs that belong with it.

Resolution #1: Betty Anne
Resolution #2: Kristin
Resolution #3: Beth
Resolution #4: Cori
Resolution #5: Carolina
Resolution #6: Roulien
Resolution #7: Kristie
Resolution #8: Bev
Resolution #9: Mandy
Resolution #10: Megan
Resolution #11: Wendy
Resolution #12: Debby - You are here!
Resolution #13: Dawn
Resolution #14: Tracy
Resolution #15: Amy

So let's get ready! Welcome! Let's Scrap is one of the friendliest scrapbook communities there is on this little planet called earth and I am so glad you decided to join us for our Hoppy New Year Blog Hop!

The Let’s Scrap Hoppy New Year Blog Hop starts Friday, Jan.14, 2011 and runs until 11:59 pm central time on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. That’s right, it runs for a whole month. Because it is the New Year we thought it would be fun to name the challenges Resolutions rather then Challenge #1,Challenge #2 etc.

There are 15 Design team members, Contributing Design Team members and Administrators from Let’s Scrap hosting the blog hop. They will each have a Resolution (challenge) for you to do and a prize that you can win. Also one ofthe members of the group who doesn’t have a blog is posting a couple of great challenges in the Let’s Scrap Forum and there will be in depth rules and other important information posted in the forum also so make sure to check it all out.

Not only do you have a chance to win a prize for each challenge you enter but if you complete and post an entry for EVERY challenge along the blog hop, by February14, 2011 you're name will be entered into a random drawing for a wonderful prize supplied by Cosmo Cricket
On every blog in the hop you must become a follower and leave a little love (a comment) for the host.
Okay, are you ready to continue the Let's Scrap...hop? Here is the 12th Resolution (challenge).

Resolution #12

Remember those times where you had tons of eyelets on your pages? I think every corner of every picture on my layouts had an eyelet in those times. They were (and still are) a reasonably inexpensive supply and very versatile to use. Then someone (the one who knows will get an extra draw for the prize!) thought of using brads for scrapbooking and somehow the eyelet went out of our sight. The brad is still there in many different forms and shapes, colors and textures but the eyelets are in my cupboard getting dusty and rusty (thank goodness they don't really rust!)

So my resolution (challenge) is going to be this one: Get the dustbuster out of there, dust those eyelets off (and maybe scrape the rust away here and there, LOL) and get going!
I made this card using a Let's Scrap sketch and used 10 (TEN) eyelets. And then I can say (Ooooh, I am so modest today!) it looks pretty cool and nothing dusty or rusty!
You can use this techinque using different shapes, on a layout, over top of a picture or even to accentuate a part of a picture.

I have two other examples for the 'different' use of eyelets. Again: Nothing dusty or rusty. On the first layout I used the eyelet to put my thread through and attached it to the back. I think it is a very nice finish for thread ends. You can also use this technique for ribbon.

The second one is less visible but the effect is just as good. I used eyelets to emphasize the pattern in the paper. At first sight you won't even see the eyelets, but the effect is just as good.

Well, I hope I gave you enough inspiration to start smashing a dent in that eyelet stash! Read the following rules for Resolution #12 and then: Go scrapping!

Specific Resolution #12 Rules: (for the general Hoppy New Years Blog Hop rules go HERE)

Be sure that the layout or card you choose for this eyelet resolution is based on a Let's Scrap sketch: the tag line will have either the date of the sketch, like 2-12-10, or a number preceded by LS, like LS120, or a name, like letsscrap#4. If there is nothing in the tag line, it is probably not a Let's Scrap Sketch!

Leave me a comment on this post with the link to your finished card or layout in the Let's Scrap gallery.To do this go to the page where layout or card is posted on Let's Scrap , highlight the information in the URL bar (or you may call it location bar or address bar, the one all the way up top) Make sure you highlight all of it. Then right click and hit copy. Go to my comment section, click where you want it in the comment section. Right click and hit paste. It should put the link to your layout in the Let's Scrap gallery. If you need help just send me a message in Let’s Scrap.

You must tag your layout correctly in order for it to be entered into the challenge. For my challenge, I scraplifted a layout that used sketch 9-1-10. So my tag would be: Resolution#12, 9-1-10. NO space between Resolution and #1, separated by a comma and then the sketch name/number with no space either. So you will have two tags, one for your sketch and one for my resolution.

Did you know you can find an entire year of sketches in one click? Here's 2009, 2010 and 2011.

On Feb. 15th, I will randomly select one person who completed Resolution#12 to receive this great prize

Thanks for playing along and I hope you had fun!
Okay, now it's time to hop on over to the next stop on the Let's Scrap Hoppy New Year Blog Hop: Dawn
 Enjoy the rest of the hop and see you all again at Let's Scrap (or here at my blog or maybe at yours)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Whatta mighty good man

The other day I was scrapping another one of the Resolutions for the Let's Scrap blog hop and I scrapped a photo of my DH Richard. But for the life of it I could not figure out a title. I made two more layouts of him last week and my title imagination was just gone. I had no idea. So I went downstairs with the layout, all finished but the title, and showed it to Richard, asked him what the title must be. He looked at it and started singing: Whatta man, whatta man, what a mighty good men. I told him he was not much of a help and went upstairs again. But I DID use the title he said I should use. The photograph was taken when we were on vacation in Croatia last May.

CS: Bazzill

PP: 7Gypsies, Daisy D's, Junkitz
Sheer hearts: Heidi Swapp
Glitter glue: Ranger Stickles
Heart border: Bazzill
Misc: Sewing machine.

The title was  partly cut with my Silhouette Machine and partly printed.
For all of you: Have a great and Scrappy weekend!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Scrap a Banner

One of the challenges (Resolutions at the Let's Scrap blog hop was to use a banner in your LO. Not too hard you can say. Well, I was doing this LO and made a banner to use and at the end (LO was done) I forgot the banner! Well, found a spot for it and it worked out fine. This is a pic of DH Richard coaching his hockey team made by a professional photographer a couple of weeks ago. Always makes me proud when I look at him like that (He is a tough ##%$#% coach!)
This became a layout with lots of dimensions and goodies. 

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned paper: Paperloft, 7Gypsies
Tags: My Minds Eye, Jenni Bowlin Studio, Making Memories, Melissa Frances
Rub-ons: Daisy D's
Brads: Karen Foster
Eyelets: Making Memories
Measuring tape: Little Yellow Bicycle
Misc: Currogated cardboard, pins, sewing machine, star, ribbon

The word 'coach' and the banner were cut with the Silhouette.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! I hope to finish my last two Resolutions and thne I am done all 15!