Monday, September 28, 2009

October's Video

With the October kit from I managed to feature two 12 x 12 layouts that take only minutes to make. Because I used the die cut sheet for the majority of the embelishments, the pages go together in a snap. Also, I made a cute Hallowe'en treat package with jelly beans. This treat bag is super easy to make too :) Hope you all enjoy it!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fall Watercolouring

Watercoloured cards look so pretty!! Fall pictures just seem to beg me to watercolour them! Here are three of my watercoloured cards. I've used an aqua painter & reinkers on all three of them. You always want to use watercolour paper with the aqua painter so that your paper doesn't curl up as it dries. To do the actual watercolouring, I brush the water from the aqua painter over the area I want to colour. Next I drop ink into the wells of my palet (or a plastic lid would work). I dip the aqua painter into the ink & touch it to the wet area of the paper. The ink will run throughout the water you've brushed there, colouring your picture.

This first card was my father-in-law's birthday card. The Lovely as a Tree set remains lovely no matter how long I've had it. I love the way the card fold had the circle cut in it.


Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Watercolour paper, Very Vanilla - paper; Brown StazOn - ink; Lovely As a Tree, All Holiday - stamp sets; Circle cutter, vintage brads, aqua painter, Old Olive reinker, More Mustard reinker, Pumpkin Pie reinker, Ruby Red reinker, Bashful Blue reinker - accessories;

This second card was my father's birthday card. The masking takes a little time but I like the scene I created.


Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Watercolour paper - paper; Brown StazOn, Chocolate Chip - ink; Autumn Harvest, Fun & Fast Notes - stamp sets; Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons, Earth Elements brads, Aqua painter, machine sewing, Pumpkin Pie reinker, More Mustard reinker, Garden Green reinker, Old Olive reinker, Ruby Red reinker, Chocolate Chip reinker, Really Rust reinker, Creamy Caramel reinker, Cool Caribbean reinker - accessories;

This final card really has little watercolouring on it but it was such a fun card. I used it for a little boy's birthday.


Kraft, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip - paper; Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Basic Black - ink; Bugs & Kisses, Sanded - stamp sets; Old Olive ribbon, circle cutter, crimper, aqua painter, Old Olive marker, Bashful Blue reinker, Chocolate Chip reinker - accessories;

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Finally, a Card!!

This little confection is for my friend's new baby. I've been having fun with texture lately. If you look closely at the photo you can sort of see the strip texture on the white background and the waffle weave on the pink strip. The white strip effect was made by gluing 1/4" strips of white onto a white background. The waffle weave was made by running the paper through the crimper in both directions.


Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White - paper; Close to Cocoa - ink; Fun & Fast Notes - Stamp set; VersaMarker, Stampin Pastels, sponge dauber, paper piercer, Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, Latte button, crimper, eyelet edge punch - accessories

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September Video

And here is the fabulous September kit from :) This video features two 12 x 12 layouts that are quite different. I loved making the pink page. With two little boys to scrapbook I rarely go whole hog on the pink thing! This picture is one of my favorites. It reminds me of all my good childhood memories. My mom hates this picture because she looks weird in it :)