Just a quick post...

and my last one for February!  It's hard to believe that it's March 1st on Tuesday and still cold and snowing!!  It's been snowing for two days and the temperature has dropped again.  I'm so glad that I have this hobby to keep me busy.  I've been scrapbooking with summer, garden and flower photos to get my mind off this awful weather.  Here's another layout I've done with The Little Black Dress February kit.
The photos are of my mother-in-law's garden.  She can make anything grow!
I was going to make some rosette flowers, but instead used the folded paper around my circle.  I stitched around the circle first before I adhered the accordion folded paper behind it.
I also made a birthday card with leftover paper. I used a Martha Stewart punch on the purple paper and my Slice for the happy birthday, scalloped ovals and flower.

Here's my layout for the March Urban Scrapbook  kit.  Our technique this month is all about punches.  The layouts will be up at the store on Tuesday, so come and check them out!  The paper and embellishments in the kit are from Little Yellow Bicycle.

I punched out the edge of my paper before I made my rosette flower with the Martha Stewart Crown punch.  The blue border was punched out with a border punch on both sides.  It ended up being about an inch wide.  There were two rows of small holes so I placed the thin ribbon in the middle and laced the twine across.  This photo is from when we lived on Vancouver Island.  There were lots of trails around so on hot days, I would call my friend and tell her to pack a lunch and we would head off with our kids to hike in the cool shade of the huge trees.  The kids had such a great time, as you can see by this photo, and have great memories!

That's all for now, have a great week!  And for all of you here in Edmonton, keep warm!

This month...

seems to be flying by for me! (that's my excuse for not posting in awhile!)  I have managed to get a few projects done from the February kit for The Little Black Dress Kit Club.  It's called Patterns of Class and here's a photo of everything in the kit.

The butterfly paper from GCD was one of my favorites, and this is what I did with some of it:

I thought of making a paper flower bouquet, but after looking at all the butterflies, I decided to do this.  For the box I used an empty japanese tea box, which I had saved because it was a nice heavy cardboard.  It already had a nice yellow rim on top so this paper from Crate was perfect for covering it.  I used the turquoise ribbon and felt flower from my kit to decorate it.  I then cut a block of florist foam for the inside.  I attached wire to my cut out butterflies with a hot glue gun and stuck them in the foam.  I cut up some white tissue with my Martha Stewart fringe scissors and crumpled it for the filling on top.  Right now it's sitting on my desk, so when I look at it, I forget about this cold and all the snow we have here.

How can you tell, I'm anxious for spring and summer!  A photo of an Allium from my mother-in-law's garden.  I cut out some of the tags and the title using my Slice and the lock and key is cut from a Tim Holtz die. With the lock and key, I cut out several using book pages and layered them with the patterned paper on top.  I then wet the edges, curling them up and then inked.  This close-up photo isn't that great but you can see what I mean.  My hand stitching was done using my We R Memory Keepers stitching tool.  This tool is so easy to use!  I know there are a lot of scrapbookers waiting for it to come in at the store, but unfortunately it won't be until the end of March.  They are releasing some new pattern attachments, which I am looking forward to using.

I found these old photo booth photos in a box the other day,  so I had to scrapbook them.  I don't even remember when the kids posed for these!  I wish we had done this more, they are so funny to look at, now that the kids are grown up.  It's funny to see what faces they made, when given a limited time to pose.  I wasn't sure how I was going to use the pompoms on a string (Glitz) that were in the kit.  One fell of the end, so I used it as the center of my pinwheel flower(cut from my Slice), and I tied the string around the photo and paper.  The cards were cut out from a piece of Crate paper, the little brown birds are Studio Calico rub-ons.

That's all I've managed to get done, I'm in the middle of another layout, so hopefully I can finish that tonight.  I really want to get these projects done, I have some wonderful new Prima product that came home with me today and I can hardly wait to use it.  Urban also got in some really cool vintage pocket watch pieces and watch parts in today.  I feel another configuration box idea coming!!  At least this cold weather is great scrapbooking weather!
Take care and have a great weekend!

I think I'm addicted....

to Martha Stewart punches.  I love her "Around the Page" punch sets and I have just purchased one of her "All Over the Page" punches.  These punches come in two pieces; the base, which goes under your paper, and the top piece.  The two snap together with magnets when the notched sides match, and you press down to punch.

I purchased the butterfly punch and used it on this layout.

I adhered "Glitz Love Nest" patterned paper underneath the negative spaces.  The background paper is from Pink Paislee's Anthology line which I inked and misted.

The flower and leaves were cut out from the Love Nest paper, as well as the rosette center.  The "beautiful" sticker is from KI Memories (it was black but I used Sequin Stickles and went over it). The heart journaling spot is from Girl's Paperie.  It's hard to believe that beautiful baby girl of mine will be 29 next week!
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

A few Valentine projects...

that I have been working on.  I don't usually make a lot of things for Valentine's Day, but after seeing what Linda Albrecht made, I just had to make this heart like the beautiful one she made.  The photo isn't that great, it's been pretty gloomy here lately.  Love the garland she made too, I might have to try that next.  I have lots of old patterns, I might as well use them up, seeing as how the only sewing I seem to be doing is on paper!

I used Making Memories "Je t'adore" paper for this and the embellishments are from the "Je t'adore" embellishment box.

Which I used the box  and made this...

My box didn't have the scalloped part on the bottom though, which made it easier to cover.  There was a lid with plastic in the middle, which I took off and then I covered the edge with Tim Holtz tissue tape.  After covering the inside and embellishing, I put the lid back on and taped it to the base at the back.  I then covered the sides and back of the box.  I adhered the ribbon and buckle(which was included in the kit) around the edges.  I haven't decided whether I want to put a ribbon through the center at the top so I can hang it.  That cute little lazar cut heart is wood and it's from Kaiser.
I decided to make another tissue paper garland like the one I made for Halloween.  It's so easy with Martha Stewart fringe scissors!

That's all for me today, I'm working tomorrow and you never heard this from me, but.... Graphic45 is coming in!!  Love their two new lines, Le Cirque and Curtain Call; Graphic45 never disappoints me!
Have a great Wednesday!

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