Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Treats

Happy Belated Easter Everyone!  Boy it's been so hectic here that I can't believe it's already scratch that...I can't believe it's already almost MAY!  3 days left of these "April Showers"..."May Flowers" better be around the corner and well worth the wait!  Anyways, I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend with family and friends, we sure did.  Here's a quick run down of our weekend...Friday we were at my in-laws' house for dinner (which is about half an hour away), Saturday we were at my parents' house (an hour away), Sunday we were back at my in-laws', and Monday we were back at my parents'.  Yep...we were literally all over the place this weekend!

Here's a look at what I prepared for my kids' for their classes...luckily I was a little prepared and had this done a couple of weeks before.  Ok fine, it wasn't my borrowed the punch from my upline's upline and had to give it back so I HAD to get it all punched out, and once that was done I couldn't just leave the pieces laying around...3 pieces per basket x 70 kids =  A LOT of pieces!

I used the Petal Card Punch to punch out the shape and used three to assemble the basket.  I then punched out a small hole on both sides and used a wired string to create the handle.  These cute little baskets perfectly fit one chocolate coin and two eggs.  Here's a few more angles...

Cardstock: various retired colours
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Pacific Point
Accessories: Petal Card Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Window Punch, Sticky Strip, wired string

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I am completely loving this's a great tool to whip up layouts and play around with.  Mind you, I am not a fan of digital scrapbooking which means that these pages will probably never see ink, but I will try things out and recreate them.  In my opinion, a scrapbook is meant to have layers...real 3D layers with embellishments and handwritten journalling...but that doesn't mean that I won't play around with My Digital Studio.  It's great when you don't know where to start.  This way you can come up with a complete scrapbook or page, then go out and get all the things you need, cuz who am I kidding?!  This hobby can take a load out of your pocketbook.  So now instead of ordering by the page, I can compile my list and have it all here in front of me, especially since when I'm on a roll I just hate to not have that extra little something that completes the page.  Anyways, enough of my's what I created.

These photos were taken when we went away for Family Day long weekend.  We stayed at Bayview Wildwood Resort and absolutely loved it.  They had activities for all the kids, and that's a dilemna for us since they are in different age groups, and the best part is all the meals were included which means it was a vacation even for Mommy!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

MDS Layout

I know, I know, I'm late again!  I'm soooo sorry...again, lol.  Life is completely hectic right now but I thought I'd hop on and share on MDS (My Digital Studio) layout I just did.  I will be doing a similar layout on Monday at my first Scrap Club meeting.  I still need to learn a few things about the program, but I think this page turned out rather nicely if I do say so myself. 

I promise I will share pictures from my OSW workshop as well as a few other things once life slows down.  In the meantime, I hope everyone is keeping well and enjoying the beautiful weather we've been having!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

March Stamp Camp Technique

Hello Fellow Stampers...what a change from last week!  I can't believe that in my last post I said that the weather was so beautiful and now it's as grey and dreary as...well, let's just say it's really blah out!  Perfect day to be crafting though.

So last month I taught the ladies in my club the Reflection Technique.  I love the effect this has and how simple it really is to do with very few extra supplies.

I inked the tree image from 'Lovely As A Tree' in black StazOn ink and stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I then inked the stamp again and stamped that onto a piece of acetate.  Then I quickly turned over and aligned the piece of acetate with the already stamped image.  When the image was where I liked it, I rubbed the piece of acetate, transferring the image onto the cardstock.  Using sponge daubers, I then sponged my sun and background.  Dazzling Diamonds was the finishing touch as the snow on the ground.

Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Basic Black
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree
Inks: Black StazOn, Bashful Blue, So Saffron
Accessories: acetate, dazzling diamonds, glue pen

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