Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Birthday Bash

Well I have been slow to upload lately, so it's time to play catch up! All of these creations are using the Birthday Bash line by Imaginisce from Tina's Scrapbooking Creations found HERE. This line is sooooo cute!!

And a 2 pager: left side
right side:
both sides together:
Hopefully I will be back tomorrow with some more new stuff!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

December Art Freckles Kit Creations

I always love Christmas scrapbooking so I look forward to the new Christmas paper lines each year. The December Art Freckles Tinsel Town kit is just beautiful! You can find it right HERE. With beautiful 2 sided heavy weight Teresa Collins paper, ribbon and chipboard, bells, leaves tinsel and more, the kit is packed with Christmas fun!

Here are my creations with the kit:

Merry Christmas Card ~ used my Cricut for the card and deer shape.

Season's Greetings Card ~ used my Cricut for the sentiment.

Merry Christmas Card ~ a little vintagey

Joy Card ~ used my Cricut for the deer here as well.

Peace Layout ~ used my Cricut for the "peace"

Noel Layout ~ the "noel" is a dollar store wooden decoration

Our Family Christmas 2009 Printer's Tray ~ the printer's tray is by 7 Gypsies. It was so fun to do!

I hope you have enjoyed my creations as much as I enjoyed the kit!! You can check out the other design team creations with the kit right HERE. There are just a few kits left, so get yours while you can! Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Hostess Gifts Blog Hop

Art Freckles is having a "Holiday Hostess Gifts blog hop" today! You should have arrived her directly from the Art Freckles blog HERE. You'll be able to hop from my blog to the other Design Team blogs for some great holiday hostess gift ideas. 'Tis the season for holiday parties!!

My hostess gift idea is a stamped tile coaster.

First gather your supplies: Stazon ink, stamps, 4x4 tiles (from a home improvement store, they are very cheap), felt circles for under furniture (small) and some markers. I used Copics.

Clean your tile with a damp cloth and dry. Stamp your image on the tile with Stazon. It is a little tricky to get a great impression without slipping, as the tiles are very smooth.

Here are my 2 tiles:

Allow ink to dry for a few hours or overnight. Then carefully colour in your images with markers. I found with the Copics even though the ink was dry it still blended with the markers. I used Stazon to ink around the edges of the tile as well.

Once you are done colouring, bake your tile in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes to heat set.

When your tiles have cooled add some felt circles under the bottom side of the tile and you are done!

Here are my 2 finished tile coasters:

Your next stop on the blog hop is Stephanie's blog right HERE. In case you get lost...after Stephanie it will be Shannon's BLOG, then Jamie's BLOG.

Have fun hopping!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Art Freckles December Kit!

Well it's December 5th, so that means the December kits are revealed at Art Freckles!!

The December Tinsel Town kit features YUMMY Teresa Collins Christmas paper, ribbon and chipboard, as well as leaves, tinsel, bells and more!! If you are ready to do some Christmas scrapbooking, this is the kit for you! I'll be posting my creations with the kit soon!

The December card kit features the October Afternoon Thrift Shop line, Maya Road mini tickets (too cute), leaves, flowers, trim, charms, butterflies and more! I can't wait to dive into mine!!

You can check out the Design Team gallery with creations from both kits (to be added over the next few days) right HERE.

And more Art Freckles news!! On Wednesday, December 8th Art Freckles and the Design Team will be having a blog hop! The theme will be Hostess Gifts, great ideas to bring as thank you gifts when you go to celebrate this holiday season! Don't miss it!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Art Freckles November Kit Creations

The November Art Freckles Orchard Treasures kit is just perfect for Fall, apple picking and that is just what I used it for!

You Are The Apple of My Eye Card ~ I used my Cricut for the sentiment.

You're a Hoot Card ~ I used my Cricut for the sentiment on this one also.

Apple Picking ~ The apple embellishments were perfect for this layout of my daughter and niece apple picking last month.

One Fall Day ~ My daughter and niece again, this time they were waling through the Fall leaves in the Gatineau Hills.

Autumn ~ I used a couple of My Little Yellow Bicycle transparencies with the kit for this layout of my 2 kids and my 2 nieces at the orchard.

There are lots more projects with the kit in the Design Team gallery right HERE. If you have lots of Fall pics, this kit is for you! And even if you don't with the fabulous vintage trim, kraft die cuts, owl punchouts, apple embellishments and can do lots with this kit!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Using Some Sketches

I finally got around to doing the October and November Art Freckles sketch challenges. I used a cute Echo Park line for all of them.

October Card Sketch ~ this one is from PageMaps.

November Card Sketch ~ this one is from Mojo Monday.

November Layout Sketch ~ this one is from Pagemaps also.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Lift

The October Art Freckles scraplift tag challenge was a lot of fun and we had a LOT of participants! Here was my lift. You can check out all the different layouts right HERE. There is a November/December scraplift tag challenge going on right now, and there are still spots available!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

WRMK Cards

I decided it was time to use up a few old paper lines. These WRMK lines are a few years old...and I made 5 cards with them. I still love these lines, definitely oldies but goodies!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas is Coming!

We had snow before Halloween and Christmas is in the air now! Lots of cards and tags and gifts to make before the big day!! Here are some Christmas creations I made for Tina's Scrapbooking Creations.

They are all using the Imaginisce Cottage Christmas line you can find right HERE. The papers are delish and there are glossy bits on some of them!

I started working on Christmas cards last weekend and I have a Christmas craft sale in 2 weeks, so there will be lots more Christmas projects coming! Tis the season!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Art Freckles November Kits!!

It's the 5th, which means it's release day for the Art Freckles November kit! And big news starting this month...there is a card kit too! They are both fabulous, of course!!

The Orchard Treasures kit features paper from Lily Bee designs, some gorgeous lace, fabulous apple embellishments, kraft die cuts and more! Perfect for all those fall pics. You can check it out right HERE.
The November Card Kit is perfect for Christmas! It has Bo Bunny and Lily Bee papers, LilyBee Christmas Town stickers, Teresa Collins stars, satin ribbon, vintage trim, and lots more!! I ordered one for myself already! You can check it out right HERE.
And Art Freckles has a new member of the Design Team! Stephanie Zito will be designing with the card kits each month. You can check out her blog HERE.

The weather has been so crappy here lately I haven't been able to take pics of my layouts with the November kit...hopefully tomorrow!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

More Fall Goodies

Here are a couple more Fall creations I did for Tina's Scrapbooking Creations. I have used every last bit of the 3 Fall lines she gave me. They have all been soooo yummy!!

Fall Blessings Card
This card uses the Bella Blvd. One Fall Day line. It is one of my favourites!!

The Corn Maze
This layout uses the One Fall Day line as well as some of the Crate Paper School Spirit line.

I have started working with the Christmas Imaginisce line...I'll be posting some creations soon!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Art Freckles Fall Blog Hop

It is a fun filled Fall Blog Hop today with Art Freckles!! It is a busy 2 year anniversary celebration month at Art Freckles and the forum is full of contests/challenges and fun. Check it out HERE.

Here is my Fall project using the Art Freckles October Monster's Ball kit that you can find HERE. I used a Doodlebug house and the Monster's Ball kit to make this Halloween house. It took a while, but I love how it turned out!!

Love that hanging spider bell from the kit!
I used the Fiskar's threading water punch to do all the layers on my roof and the trim.
I cut out some monsters from the paper to peek out the windows.

Your next stop on the blog hop will be Joanne's blog right HERE.

There are 8 blogs on the blog hop, including mine and the Art Freckles blog. Don't miss any of the fabulous Fall Art Freckles creations! Here are links to the rest of the blogs in the Blog Hop in case you get lost (in order):

Art Freckles Blog

My Blog

Joanne's Blog

Jill's Blog

Krystle's Blog

Jamie's Blog

Kayla's Blog

Shannon's Blog