Urban Scrapbook monthly challenge...

kits will be on sale February 1st.  This month the kits are all about glitter! The design team has come up with some great creative ways to use it, so check out the layouts next week. Each kit has a jar of Craft & Glitz glitter, which is a very fine beautiful glitter.  Here's my layout!

Unfortunately the glitter doesn't show up as well in a photo.  I used it on the tulle, letters, and the hearts.  Included in each kit is a sheet of Sookwang adhesive, which I cut out my hearts with on my Slice.  If it doesn't cut all the way through, just repeat the cut twice.  Here's a tip I received from the owner of Craft & Glitz; after applying your glitter, rub the glittered area with your finger.  It will give your glitter a burnished effect!  My rosettes were edged with the Martha Stewart Crown border punch.  Love this punch!  It also punches little tiny holes across, which I have threaded embroidery floss through.  The papers in this kit are from Making Memories, which is my favorite Valentine's line.
I can't forget to mention my model here!  I'm always amazed at how well she poses, she will just sit there and not move, while I'm snapping away!  Could be, she knows there are always treats after!
Have a great weekend!

Sweet Bravery...

is the name of January's kit for The Little Black Dress Kit Club.  They were inspired with Melody Ross and her Brave Girls Daily Truths.  If you check out the Little Black Dress blog, there is a link where you can sign up to receive your own Daily Truth by email.  These daily truths are sent out to remind us just how brave, strong, and wonderful we are.  I love getting mine everyday, I think I'm going to put them all in a binder or journal.
Here's what I've done with my kit:
I love this Glitz yellow stripe paper and the brown dot paper is Pink Paislee.  I don't have tons of photos when the kids were little (it was before digital!) but there seems to be quite a few of my oldest son "reading" to his sister or brother.  It's always interesting to look at what he has chosen to read to them!  Cass looks pretty interested there, anything about fashion in National Geographic?
I cut out the fairy from the Webster's paper and the stack of books were cut out from the striped side, using my fall Slice cartridge.  I took a thin strip of the striped paper, sewed a basting stitch in the middle, wet the paper, and then gathered it quite tight.  It's hard to tell, not a great photo, but that's what is on top of the sparkly ribbon.

In this layout, I used the My Mind's Eye Lost and Found paper for the background.  The floral paper is Basic Grey's Curio line, which I cut  into a diecut shape.  The cards that were included in the kit, are from GCD and are designed by Melody Ross (Daily Truth's), and have great sayings on them.  These ones seemed to describe my daughter perfectly!  She just started her own clothing company and has been working so hard to make it successful.  I hope all her hard work pays off!

I think I'm being a brave girl here, just showing everyone a photo of my bald head!  I really felt these cards needed to be scrapbooked with this photo.  Journaling reads: 2010 - my year to be courageous. Cancer is a terrifying word, just thinking about it, fills you with panic.  Chemo and Radiation were just something I had to do, to put cancer behind me.  I may have lost a breast and all my hair, but I think I have gained a new attitude towards life.  My priorities have definitely changed.
I love these Pink Paislee papers, it was hard to pick which side to use!  I also used my new Martha Stewart "all over the page" butterfly punch.  This punch is going to be used a lot!  It is so easy to use.  There are two parts; one goes under the paper and the other on top, both snap together with magnets, you push down and your paper is punched out.
I also made two cards with the kit.

That's all I've managed to get done with the kit so far, I could get a couple more layouts yet.

For all you who are in the Edmonton area, be sure to check out the Ice Sculpture display on Whyte avenue.  We took my cousin there last week before she headed back to Brisbane, Australia.  Actually, we almost ran through the displays, it was so cold.  She was freezing, poor thing, not used to -32C weather, just the opposite +32C!  I'd like to go back, now that it has warmed up, and they have finished sculpting them, here's a couple of photos.

Have a great Tuesday!

It's give away time....

over at The Little Black Dress Kit Club blog! Or stop by their Facebook Page and leave a comment, there's  still some fabulous goodies to be won!   Their January's kit is called "Sweet Bravery" and it has some wonderful papers and embellishments.  Unfortunately, my kit was lost in the Christmas rush, and I just received it yesterday, so I will try and work on that right away!  I'm lovin' the Pink Paislee papers that are included!                            

In the meantime, here's a couple of "Color Room" layouts that I've done.
In this one, I've used paper and embellishments from Ruby Rock-It, an Australian company.
I hope they have some new lines at CHA, I really like their paper and alphabets.  The green frame is theirs too and is lazer-cut felt.  When we were in Sydney, Australia a couple of years ago, my cousin took us to the Sydney Zoo which is an amazing zoo.  This is the view we had when we were watching a bird show!  I also did the hand stitching using my new WRMK stitching tool.  I think you will be seeing lots of hand-stitching on my layouts in the future!
I used the sketch that was included for palette #39 on this layout, too.  They have great sketches for each palette, so if you need some inspiration, these are nice to use.
This layout is for the most recent palette, #40.

I used My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found papers & brads, Pink Paislee chipboard elements(which I embossed), Graphic 45 envelope & stamp paper, metal butterfly & flower from Making Memories, Basic Grey sticker letters and the flowers were made with old paper that I can't remember the name!  I love this old photo of my husband's grandparents, in the middle of a farmer's field.  They came to Canada as newlyweds and worked on farms to earn money.

That's all for today!  I was working on a few things for our Valentines' display at the store so I had better finish those up before I start on my kit projects.  With all this snow and cold weather we are having here, it's a good time to be scrapbooking!

Happy New Year!

I'm ready for a brand new year, time to put 2010 behind me and move on.  I've noticed in the scrapbook world, everyone is busy choosing their word for the year; at least those who follow Ali Edwards .  I was thinking about choosing a word to follow throughout this year, but I couldn't seem to settle on one.  A friend of mine sent me three ceramic words for Christmas, "Live, Laugh and Love" and these words just seem to fit in my life right now.  So, I think these will be my words for the year 2011.

I was spoiled by my husband this Christmas, he bought me a ScrapBox EZ View Desk!  It took two days of cleaning my room and shuffling things around to fit the desk in, but I love it!  I will take some photos and post them soon!  I still want to go through all my stuff, sort out everything and reorganize.

Here is my layout for Urban Scrapbook's January kit.  This year, every month the kit will be about using a different technique.  January's kit is about using glimmer mist so be sure to check out what the rest of the design team have done with the included mist!
I had "Frost" glimmer mist in my kit, which I masked the chipboard snowflakes in the kit, my Tim Holtz ribbon, the Pink Paislee elements, the journalling card, felt Queen & Co. snowflakes, and I painted a small amount on my American Crafts letters.  I also colored some of my ribbon with distress ink (red and green) by stamping the ink directly on my craft mat, spritzing with water and dragging the ribbon through it.  Love how vibrant the ribbon turns out!  I took this photo on Boxing Day, when we went for a walk (out at Lake Isle) and three deer ran across the road in front of us.  The same thing happened to me last year!

After I cleaned up my scrapbook room, I was inspired to create something yesterday.  I've been wanting to do something with my Tim Holtz "Configuration Box" for awhile, so I decided to work on it.  I covered all the edges with his tissue tape (love that stuff!) and decided to use Basic Grey's Curio paper and some of the embellishments.  Funny thing, the tape wasn't sticking as well as I wanted, and I was kind of stuck on how I wanted the boxes, so I decided to see if there were any ideas on the internet.  I couldn't find anything on Tim Holtz's blog using the boxes, and I saw only a couple of them made up on other sites; so I went back to work.  After dinner, I decided to check on some websites before I went back to my scrapbook room and there, on Tim's blog were two videos about using his boxes!  He must have read my mind! Lol!  He had some great tips, one of which was using Claudine Hellmeth's "Matte Multi-Medium to secure the tape better and use as a glue.  I never thought of using this, and I had a jar of this too!  Anyways, I went and fixed all the tape and used it to glue the paper, which worked really well!
I would highly recommend using this product, I even used it to glue on the metal legs, as Tim suggested and it held really well!  Here's my finished project:
I did something a little different with the side and back, not sure if I like it.  What do you think?
I had a bird theme going on here, this little black wire bird started it!

I took some of the boxes out, so my bird would fit and it wouldn't look as cluttered.  I had so much fun doing this, I think I might pick up a few more!
That's all for now, have a great week! 

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