samedi 30 juillet 2011

I have a thing for twine!

Hello good people! Here's a confession: I do have a thing for twine lately! Since I've finally got my hands on some of that product, I want to incorporate it in almost everything! And of course, I have a thing for sketches, especially when it comes to scrapping many pictures at a time. So when I saw that sketch by Donna Jannuzzi on Ella's blog, I knew I could finally attack those Zoo pics! Here's the sketch:

Every time we go to the zoo this happens: I take zillions of pictures and never have the courage to do anything with them. And I know why! For this layout it took me something like two hours to select, crop and print those pics (with me knowing the size they had to be). And I won't even mention trimming! But fortunately I will learn something in the process and next time I'll find my courage to tackle the subject of multiple photos events.

Enough of the talk, here's my take on the sketch that I had to stretch a little! :) I told you, many pictures! In order to fit a good part of them on those pages I mirrored the sketch, altered some pictures sizes and embellished it all...

Page 1:

Page 2:

The only animal stamp set I have is the one by Artemio, a belgium company.
As for the title I went with this cool alphabet set by myStamp Box that's called Royal Flush. With a little background touch of Back to the Basics set.

One more close up:

Thanks for sticking with me that long. And thanks Donna for your fantastic and inspiring sketches!

dimanche 24 juillet 2011

Project 12 - June

Hello there! Is anyone there? :) I'm still here waiting for our vacation to start and trying to occupy kids as well as I can. And I scrap from time to time. As you know (since I've mentioned it a couple of times already) I'm behind with my layouts. Project 12 is no exception. Month of May is not done and here's July almost over! But please welcome my version of June according to Becky's sketch:

So, what did we do in June? We started the month with two pic-nics in one day: at noon with our family in a forest, in the evening with our neighbours in the garden. Then, the huge event of the month - we went with my husband to Poland to liquidate ma Mom's apartment which at the same time is (was?) my home. Not easy to leave kids with my in-laws and do such a thing... A layout about it is yet to come :) Then, my son had two events that marked the end of the school year before the first serious one - he starts school in the end of August!

Page one - as you can see those two pictures here are in fact one picture split in two.

Page two - I did a faux stitching all around the layout using myStamp Box stamp set Repeat after me. Just love how it works! But I've also included some real stitching on the patterned paper, leaves and frame.

As I was missing space for one pic, I hid it under the top one making a hinge with a brad.

As I've mentioned in the previous post, I brought from my Mom's house some old sewing patterns. And I keep on having fun with them! I thought it was only logical to include some of them on the layout since I'm talking about our trip to Poland.

Here's another detail showing the frame I made from cardstock. Such a fun way to add some more dimension!

Hope you're not too bored with so many pictures! I'm for sure glad this layout exists! On to the next one! :)

jeudi 21 juillet 2011

And here comes another one!

Hi sweet people! So here's another sketch. This one is by myStamp Box DT coordinator, Allison Cope. It was a card sketch challenge for me:

Here's my card. I used Repeat after Me set which contains that cool zig-zag stitch stamp. The sentiment comes from Small Greetings set - I love that simple font! For the background I used a piece of Core'dinations cardstock. And here's a big shout-out to my friend Isha who embossed all those cardstock pieces for me! Thanks!

Supplies: cardstock Core'dinations; stamps myStamp Box; inks Ranger and Tsukineko; embossing powder Artemio; eyelets Doddlebug; vintage paper

Did you notice those vintage sewing paper rosettes? Well, that paper comes from my Mom's closet. She kept all those old magazines and now it makes my scrapbooking happiness. More of those coming soon... For more interpretations of that sketch, please visit myStamp Box blog.

And speaking of Isha, we could finally meet last Saturday, after a year of "seeing" each other on the net, talking on the phone... We both live in Switzerland but 2 1/2 hrs drive away. Not very practical for an stamping afternoon... But this will come hopefully one day! For now, both our families met and chatted and had fun for and hour or so... Here's a pic of two of us, happy together on our couch! :)

To many happy meetings!

mardi 19 juillet 2011

A new sketch

Hi there! Lately, I've been MIA or so it seems. But I'm still here, trying to keep up (my head out of water most of the time :))

Sooooo, I've almost forgot about Ella's sketch series. I don't know how come but that's the truth! Fortunately, when I've run across them again, it sparkled and I was at work. Here's the first of July's two sketches:

And here's my version. We were at the Zoo the other day and I was astonished to see that my son (who usually is - or was! - very careful and not much into climbing, jumping etc.) suddenly goes onto that swinging thing all by himself! I guess that's the benefit of a year of gym we went to together... The title says "Smart" (at least that's what my dictionary tells me)...

Supplies: cardstock Bazzil Basics; PP BG; stamps myStamp Box; dye inks Ranger; alphas and eyelet AC; twine MME; stapler

I've popped up this one last picture for some dimension and in order to enhance the effect of suspension. Used myStamp Box Snapshot set which was perfect for this layout!

I guess that's it for tonight. Have a good one!

vendredi 15 juillet 2011

Lazy Summer Days

Hello there! How was your day at the pool? :) Ready for some leg-stretching? Well, it's HERE if you feel like it! Have a nice one!

jeudi 7 juillet 2011

Embellish Magazine's Rainbow challenge, take 2

Hi again! In fact I wanted to post this about two days ago but well, life got involved. :) But here we go! Back to the rainbow challenge over at Embellish! I'm not sure if I'm right but I sense a trend in there. Or is it only me to see rainbows everywhere? Here are two examples. I saw this one on neighbors balcony:

And then also in my own crafty supplies - my stock of felt! Yum!!!

And here comes my project. I've already used this idea on a card once but wasn't very happy with it. I feel a bit better with this version but it surely could be improved.

Supplies: white cardstock; music stamp HA; dye inks Ranger; twine My Mind's Eye; buttons

OK, that's for tonight. Thanks for visiting! :)

lundi 4 juillet 2011

Embellish Magazine's Rainbow challenge

Hello folks! In fact, is there anyone reading me yet? With me not visiting and not commenting almost anywhere, I know you must have all get discouraged to come here. I'm really sorry about this! Hopefully one day I'll be able again to see all the wonderful things you all do. For the moment I'm trying to keep up with life, my assignments and throwing in a challenge from time to time. Like this absolutely irresistible Embellish Magazine Rainbow challenge. Here's the announcement:

And here's my card. I made it using a simple flower from Funky Flowers set by myStamp Box and a sentiment from Mention it! set (which is among my favorites). I've added some gems to give those flowers life and some twine just for pleasure. :)

Supplies: white cardstock; stamps myStamp Box; dye inks Ranger; gems HA; twine My Mind's Eye

I'm feeling very inspired by rainbows right now. So stay tuned for some more soon! :)

P.S. I've also entered this card into Gallery Idol competition, more for fun than anything else...