jeudi 31 mars 2011

Summer envy

Hello again! I'm back with a layout full of stamps and cut pictures! :) Yeah, I know, I'm not objective. But what would you say seeing those two on a hot Summer afternoon with their ice sticks and dressed in nothing but their pampers/undies? And it became a habit... The title says "A small naked" in Polish, a word easily used for small kids.

I stamped and cut out all the clouds from "Wishing you Sunshine" set by myStamp Box. The sun was made on watercolor paper, white embossed, inked with dye inks and sprayed with pearlized water. Love the shimmer!

Supplies: cardstock Bazzil; watercolor paper Canson; stickers AC; stamps myStamp Box; inks Ranger and Tsukineko; embossing powder Artoz; Perfect Pearls powder Ranger; button HA; twine

Now, I had a sketch for that layout made shortly after the pics were taken and it was in my sketch book ever since. But one day I had a totally different idea and here we are! Maybe it was an effect of a very warm month of March? Now I have Summer envies!!! See you tomorrow for the blog hop!

mardi 29 mars 2011

Second thoughts

Hi there! I admit, lately I've been having second thoughts. About envelopes, that is! And all this because of Hero Arts monthly challenge since it's about Birthdays, Layered Backgrounds AND Stamped Envelopes! But who said that those envelopes were to be sent out?! Well, I thought so... And here we come. Please welcome an envelope aka paper lantern. Can you see that there's candle burning inside?...

I took my pictures quite early in the morning and well, they're not perfect...

Here's the inside pic...

Once this one was made, I thought about transforming the envelope into a bag for a small gift. And if you offer a candle, well, that's a two in one shot, if you ask me...

On both envelopes you can see some linen ribbon, found it in a nearby store and am quite happy with it. Very easy to stamp on!

And since I was going for texture on this one, I even braided the handles out of natural twine.

Supplies for both envelopes: stamps and felt flower HA; dye inks and Stickles: Ranger; embossing powder Artoz; watermark ink: Tsukineko; cardstock: Bazzil Basics; butterfly punch: Martha Stewart; border punch: Fiskars; linen ribbon, stapler

Thanks for visiting and see you soon!

jeudi 24 mars 2011

Project 12 - February

Hello! I'm back with the second installment of Project 12. Here's the sketch by Becky Fleck for the month of February:

And here's my take on it. It all started with a piece of patterned paper by Imaginisce, B-day Bash that I received from Two Peas after winning a challenge last year. I loved the colors and since we celebrated my son's birthday, it was perfect. But I didn't want to hide that paper under pictures. So, I just took colors from it, the three strips with "happy birthday" and this great springy sticker.

I also worked with myStamp Box stamps to create backgrounds on cardstock under pictures. I embossed all images with clear embossing powder and I love the effect!

As on the January layout, I used SRM Stickers with the month's definition.

Here are some details:

Thanks for looking! You may join in the fun of your own Project 12, more info on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog. See you soon!

mercredi 23 mars 2011

Coming soon!

Hi there! It's coming soon! The New DT introduction blog hop! Join us on Friday 1st April on myStamp Box blog. We're all excited about it so mark your calendars to see lots of inspiring work. See you soon!

mardi 22 mars 2011

How 'bout a little stroll?

Hello everyone! Today I have this project featured on the myStamp Box blog. But that's not all! It's a joint post with Eva! To learn more, please click HERE! Have a nice visit! :)

vendredi 18 mars 2011

By numbers

Hello! Another week comes to an end, a week that put to test my patience at numerous times. A test that I failed quite often... Want an example? This morning our boy put a plastic card (like a credit card) into the CD drive of our Mac... Well, whatever, the weekend's here and hopefully I'll be in a better shape to start the new week!

However, I've managed to put together the following layout that was on my mind for let's say like 6 months or so. After seeing it you might ask, what took me so long! Well, I don't know either!!! But I'm so glad it's finally done! I've got others waiting!!!

The layout is about my son's fast growing feet. They were growing so fast that we went directly from number 23 to 25! Till last Summer we could change his slippers every 2-3 months. That's why they're not used on the picture. BUT!!! Something strange happened - when I started planning this layout, his feet stopped growing! And this last pair of slippers is well worn now...

That little red elephant comes with each pair of slippers, I kept one for my layout.

I can also share a card with you, a card that was rejected from the recent PC call. I tried my hand at the color combo. I do like that card and how it came along. At least I can participate in the "rejection blog hop" started by Amber. Come and join in the fun! And see you soon! :)

Matériel: cdc Migros, Bazzil Basics; stamps and buttonHA; inks Ranger, Tsukineko; gems amuse; ribbon, twine

vendredi 11 mars 2011

Give it a try!

Hi there everyone! On Wednesday I watched a video by Shari Carroll with a new stamping technique. If you're interested, it's HERE. And I had to try this! Here's the result:

Matériel: cartdstock Migros; watercolor paper Canson; stamps and pearl HA; inks Ranger; Clearsnap and Tsukineko; embossing powder Artemio; vintage lace and twine; border punch Fiskars

There's still place for improvement. Thanks for looking!

mardi 8 mars 2011

Give me a lift

Hello! Not much is going on this blog lately... But I'm trying to be better organized with all that goes on in my life. Some budgetary cuts have to be made, time-wise speaking. One of those is that I've noticed that not many French only speaking people stop by my blog. So for now it's gonna be English only...
The other thing is that my last year album is very much not up to date. The question is: how to catch up? Well, I have some ideas for some layouts and for some, not at all! And the best thing in such a case is to lift someone. Today way Jody Wenke's turn. :) I just loved her layouts from this post and decided to give it a try. The result? A quickly-made-I-like-it-tons layout! Hope it's OK with you Jody! YOu know I admire your talents a TON!!! So, here it is, with pics of my son taken last December at the gym show we took part in.

Thanks for stopping by today! See you soon!

jeudi 3 mars 2011

A l'envers / Upside down

Hello! Aujourd'hui je fais le guide! D'abord vers le blog de myStamp Box où j'ai un projet avec un pas-à-pas dont voici un petit bout:

Hello! Today I'm playing the role of a tour guide. First, please visit the myStamp Box blog where I have a project with a step by step instructions. Here's a peek:

Mais je ne vais pas vous envoyer vous balader tout de suite. Je vous montre encore deux cartes que j'ai faites dernièrement autour de la même idée.

But before you go, here are two cards I made recently using the same idea, sort of.

Matériel: cardstock: Bazzil et Migros; tampons HA; encres Ranger et Tsukineko; perfo de bordure Fiskars; rubans, button, machine à coudre

Si vous voulez voir comment quelqu'un de bien plus doué utilise la même idée, cliquez par ICI. Bonne promenade!

If you want to see how someone well more talented than me uses the same idea, then click HERE. Have a nice stroll!