Sunday, November 28, 2010

Envious Challange...

Ok so I am always multi tasking.....when I was doing my TC submission, I was also using a collage from NVS  for a challange  ....this is the collage we were working with..
And here is my take on it....

Thanks for having another challenge, keep them coming...J

Monday, November 22, 2010

Good news, not so good news....

Well, I didn't manage to get on the TC design team....oh well.  I was very happy to make it as far as I did, better luck next time!!  Best wishes to everyone who made it! 

So the good news, today I got my 5th Anniversary Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.  Not only is it the 5th Birthday for the magazine I got to participate in this edition.  I was asked to be in Passport to Creativity.  So there is a short bio, interview and some of my creations in the mag...whoohoo thanks CS for asking me to participate.  If you get a chance pick up the mag and check it out...oh once again HAPPY BIRTHDAY CS! 

Here are the three layouts that are featured in the magazine... all three are some of my favourite layouts as of late.  Well got to run...enjoy and hope everyone is keeping well.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Insert faint here......

This is what I woke up to this morning....(scroll down around mid list)

after doing the happy dance around the living room, I felt like fainting...

now dancing again and hoping that I am not in a dream....

wish me luck! 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Jetpens Project 2!

A very simple card made with a product from Jetpens.  They are Japanese paper flowers.  This is what they look like before use...

And after.....

See that fine blue line around the edge?  that was made with this pen, man is it ever fine tipped....if your one of those people that line fine line pens, check out the wide variety of pens at JETPENS.  I think I fell in love with this pen.  Pilot HI Tech C Gel Pen, .40.  Nice and fine, but if you like finer, they have it in .25 as well..

That's all for now....take care everyone....J

Only two weeks to go till CS is out!

I can not two weeks or so Winter Canadian Scrapbooker will be on the shelves. I am so excited to see it.  Not only is it the 5th Anniversary of the magazine, I was able to do a special spot in the magazine as well.  And I am none the less excited to see it. Keep an eye out for it....

Monday, November 8, 2010

Can anyone see a pattern forming here???

.....cross you fingers for me...I would love to be on the Teresa Collins DT....i love the paper and all the stuff she has...I got some more on Monday when I was on a little trip to I love blingage!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

My Scrapbook Nook Kit

I decided a while back to start getting the monthly kit from My Scrapbook Nook.  I love them.  Here is my first creation with part of the kit and some of my stuff added to it.  I really have to carve out some time to play more with it....cause there is another one on its way and it is even more wonderful....hope everyone is having a wonderful fall...keep coming back I have about 3 more layouts to post in the next day or so...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

First Project with my JETPENS package

Over the next few weeks I will be posting a few projects I made with some items that were sent to me from Jetpens.  You should check out their site, so many great products that can be used in scrapbooking, card making and altered items.  They specialize in pens and Japanese stationary supplies, but have so many other items as well that can be incorporated into your artwork.

I made this card and went all out using various techniques and tools!  The card base was done with my Cuttlebug and an embossing folder.  I used my favourite stamp, the koi and water from Kodomo Inc, on this card.  The image was stamped on this wonderful paper I stumbled on this weekend, called Superstock from Canadian Scrapbooker.  I wish I had a picture for can ordered directly from CS comes 36 pages of 130 lb white and is the best paper to ink, spray, paint, colour on.....doesn't warp or get the darn cardstock going for stamping, inks, painting...

I coloured the water in with a blue Copic and the fish with orange and green Tombow markers.  Covered the fish in glossy accents to make it shiny like it is in the water.

I use these scissors to cut the fish out, they are nice and sharp and good a sturdy.  Seem to work on a lot of types of materials, including ribbon.  I find that my Cutterbee's are great for paper, but when it come to ribbon, not so much.

I also used these scissors to make the white background with fringe edge.  The combination of the thick paper and the scissors made an interesting fringe, which curled stiffly to one side.  These are the coolest scissors to use, 7 blades in all. 

My good friend Catherine, from Scrapbook and Cards Today gave me one of these little babies to test drive while I was at the Creative Festival this weekend.  I love it, need I say more, anything to do with bling I love....I have to run out now and get some more of the Hot Rocks and Glam Rocks for more projects.  The glam rocks are adhered to the water for a little sparkle. 

Well keep coming back, I have the next card completed just have to do a write up this weekend.

Head on over to Jetpens and checkout their great selection!