mercredi 31 août 2011

Sky is the limit

Hello! Are you always ready? Well, I'm not! But this time I had THE gift for a friend of mine, for her birthday. I have had this idea for a long time - a heat gun!!! :) But when it came to packing it, I realized I was short of some beautiful packaging paper. So I've went for some stamping on kraft. I have a huge roll of this basic packaging paper and I guess I don't use it enough. But here I was very glad to have it! Because white heat embossing looks just so good on it! Even more with that fun sentiment from myStamp Box! And those flowers, aren't they beautiful?

I've added also some simple stamping for a discret pattern and a flower made from an old zipper to jazz it up a bit.

I think I won't invest anymore in packaging paper but will stick to that sudden inspiration of mine. Because as far as kraft is concerned, sky is the limit!

Thanks for visiting!

vendredi 26 août 2011

Project 12 - July

***This is my second post today. For my DT Team up project, scroll down or click HERE. Thank you! :)***

Hi folks! I'm back as promised! :) This time I have my take on Project 12 - July to show you! Here's the sketch:

Now, before you start saying that it's not the right sketch, I'll interrupt. I know, it's the May sketch. But since I still haven't made my May layout I could do a little switch. Why? Because our July was so quiet, I didn't have enough pictures to fill the July sketch. Plus, the July sketch will be perfect for my May layout since there are so many pictures from that month.

Now, after all that long explanation here's my July layout. The very first one with a colorful background.
I've recently purchased some paper packs and wanted very much to use the Luscious one by Basic Grey. That ment cutting up papers and making a patchwork. To reinforce this effect, I stitched all pieces with zig-zag stitch.

Since my sewing machine was already out, I used it to sew all around both edges. That's one thing that unifies my Project 12 layouts.

Another one are SRM Stickers that I used for title and accents. They were not perfectly of the color I needed. However, they matched two pictures. And I guess that gives them the right to be on the layout after all...

OK, I'm off for good today. It would seem that the September issue of CARDS magazine is out. And I have one card in there! But I'll save it for another time once I've received the issue. Thanks to Tiffany for the reminder! :)

DT Team up Challenge

Hello! Today is a special day on myStamp Box blog. I've teamed up with Rebecca to make some layouts using one particular stamp set. Here's my project and a little close-up:

To see more about it as well as to admire what Rebecca has come up with, please click HERE. See you soon!

mercredi 24 août 2011

Another lift

Hello there! I can't believe time flies so fast! But well, we're truly occupied with my son's first days of school. And all other things of everyday life...
Recently I was in need of a card for out (great-)grand-mother who was diagnosed with cancer. And I've found a perfect card HERE. I love Shari's work! So I tried a lift with some different stamps and inks. Here's the result:

Supplies: pp Basic Grey; cardstock white, brown, kraft; stamps and pearls Hero Arts; inks Ranger; embossing powder Artemio; border punch Fiskars.

I won't be long tonight but I'll be back soon! :)

mercredi 17 août 2011

It's been a while... (plus DT call)

... since I've last invited you to visit myStamp Box blog. But today is the day when it's my turn to blog over there! Here's a little sneak peek to whet your appetite... :)

And since we're talking mSB, here's something that might interest you, a DT call!

ATTENTION all stampers and myStamp Box fans! We are looking for new Designers to join our team. If you are enthusiastic about our stamps, love to stamp, are a good team player, and know a thing or two about blogging, you are the right match for us! We are interested in designers with a variety of styles who can creatively showcase myStamp BOX designs in their layouts, cards, altered art and other projects. No previous design team experience is necessary. International applicants are welcome to apply. Our term is 6 months from October 1st, 2011 to March 31st, 2012. Team requirements:

* 4 projects per month
* 1 blog entry per month including good quality photos of a project and instructions/tutorial
* Upload all projects to the myStamp BOX website gallery and other online galleries
* Submit at least 2 projects per term for submission to print magazines of your choice
* Occasionally help with additional design opportunities - new stamp sets, classes, etc.
* make myStamp BOX the only stamping company you design for during this term

Team benefits:
* bio and picture on the website, with links to your blog
* a starter kit of stamp sets and additional stamp sets throughout your term
* other free scrapbooking supplies from product partners as they become available
* 30% discout on purchased myStamp BOX stamps during your term

Please include in your application:
* personal information (your name, address)
* a short paragraph about yourself and why you think you'd be a good fit for myStamp Box
* link to your blog and gallery
* 3-5 examples of your work showcasing your stamping ability and style.
This call ends Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Send your application to

myStamp BOX website:

We can't wait to hear from you!

lundi 15 août 2011

2 in 1

Hi there! After a week of vacation I'm back with a quick project I made on the night just before we left. It's a 2 in 1 project, namely a card and a mini album. I made it for my brother-in-law whose birthday we celebrated lately. Here's the front. I was inspired by this card by Cristina Kowalczyk. I used the thinest stamp from Repeat After Me set by myStamp Box. Then I pop-dotted the panel and put a string underneath that serves to hold the whole thing together.

Now, what's inside? Well, my BIL wanted his nephews and nieces as his b-day present but this is hard to offer in real! :) So, I went for the next best thing: pictures! Printed the best shots I have of them and sticked them to some stamped pages. That's how it looks open.

As I mentioned, I had VERY little time to make the album so I had to be creative with materials. I've chosen pre-made notecards, stamped them and simply stitched them together.
Here's a close up...

It seems that he liked it and I even have a request from my other BIL for something similar! I do have a really cool family-in-law! :)

Bye for today, I'll be back soon!

jeudi 4 août 2011

I have a thing... for Embellish!

Yes, it seems I quite often participate in their challenges. And here comes the next one!

I have quickly found a subject - my son and his dynamic kind of speaking - with his arms flying around each time he explains something. Then I took out some pp, sewn them together and voilà! I couldn't resist stamping here and there though... :) Chose myStamp Box stamps for the border and pennants which are clear embossed right under the title...

Here are the close ups:

So thanks Embellish for inspiring me to make some more layouts! :)