Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Play Ball!

17 is Ready AND Waiting to Tag You Out at Home Plate
I LOVE this collection of patterned paper by SIMPLE STORIES - have been wanting to scrap these pictures of my oldest {adorable} nephew, Buck-O for some time now. 
Enjoy your day!

{Product Used:}
Simple Stories - Patterned Paper
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Jillibean Sticker Letters
Dymo Caption Maker
Vintage Blue Jays Charm

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Green Earth

Happy Earth Day, all! Hope you spend today REDUCING, REUSING and RECYCLING! Today I am posting an EARTH TONE layout for DT Reveal Day at  JUST IMAGINE CRAFTS

I used the Kreaxion's Circle Cutter to QUICKLY cut the rings that frame the pictures of my adorable {youngest} Nephew, Zood.  We had gone to Thompson's Orchards on a class trip {Sept.2012} - where we picked apples and learned all about the growth, harvesting and varieties of Apples! Zood LOVED it... I think mainly because the got to pick and EAT as many apples as he wanted... and trust me, the kid can eat - A LOT! {PLUS he got to take a BIG BAG of apples home with him!}
I stuck with different shades of GREENS AND BROWNS... and added that POP! of gorgeous APPLE RED {that counts as an Earth tone, right?}

STOP BY the JUST IMAGINE CRAFT BLOG to check out the OTHER DT Reveals!



Friday, 19 April 2013

Extreme Makeover - SCRAPBOOK Edition!

You know how it goes, you look through your finished Scrapbook Pages - and think - who made these, ugh. Well, when I get that feeling, I give the page a 'facelift'... sometimes a complete overhaul. Quite sometime ago, I had scrapped this 12x12 layout of my oldest, adorable nephew - BUCK-O.
{original layout}
 It was not a matter of liking or disliking this layout... it came down to size, the books that I have for my niece and two crazy nephews are 8.5x8.5 and 8x8 - I wanted this layout in his, but it wouldn't fit, so I decided on a re-do.  
 I wanted to keep the colour scheme, title and other bits and pieces the same {or similar}...So, as you can see, I made the sun a little 'brighter' and the title a little 'tighter'.  I kept the vintage, floral button, the metal ring and the same letters for the word WORLD.  I have condensed and hidden the journaling on that small tag and slightly cropped the picture.

So, do you every give your layouts a nip and tuck??


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Rain, Rain Go Away...

Mind you, if it stopped raining, I wouldn't be able to do nearly as much scrapping as I have been... so, I guess all of the rain has been a blessing in disguise!

Mother's Day is on its way, and goodness knows, if a certain Ma doesn't get a homemade card...she will NOT be impressed. So, I decided to take advantage of this rainy day and make her card.

{close up of 'see through' {inner punched} circle}
For this card I used my Kreaxion's Circle Cutter, paired with the stencil and positioning parts {to punch the inner circle} and Kreaxions 4in1 Punch {#305}.  It is quite easy to punch the inner circle...and the end result is fantastic. I didn't layer any paper behind, so you can see right through to top of the Easel Card.
I used the SAME PUNCH {#305} to create the border along the lower portion of the card, as well as, punch the bottom corners on the top {easel} portion.  There are SO MANY POSSIBILITIES with this ONE KREAXION'S PUNCH!
For a finishing touch I added some vintage flowers {brooches and earrings}, along with a twine bow and some sparkling BLING!
I'm sure my Ma will just love it! 

Thanks for stopping by - and have a GREAT WEDNESDAY!!

{Product Used:}
Crate Paper - Fourteen {all paper}
Kreaxion's Circle Cutter, Positioning Parts, Stencil B, 4in1 Punch 305
Tim Holtz for Sizzix - Heart Die
Twinery Twine - Pink/White
Vintage Flowers
Misc. Rhinestones
Lexmark Printer


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

After Spring Comes Summer!

I am so excited for summer to come... I am missing the heat {which is very unlike me...} Anyway, my missing summer has been reflecting in my most recent layouts - which always seem to be about moments in the warmer season... soon it will be here!

I made this layout using the KREAXION'S CIRCLE CUTTER - using that giant green circle to help the cardboard stencil numbers POP! off the page.  
Pictured are my Grandfather, Dad and Aunt - all hanging out at a cottage in Picton {1962}.  A quick, fun layout - complete with paint spatters, vintage film strip and fun captions {Dymo Caption Maker}!

Thanks for popping by and be sure to check out the NEW BLOG, So Very, Very {P}interesting 
where you can see fun PINNED projects actually being executed!
Stuff like this
 Plus MANY MORE to come!!!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Getting My Hands {a little} Dirty!

I LOVE playing around in the dirt outside, but although the sun is shining it is still a little chilly outside.  So, while I {not-so patiently} wait for the weather to warm up, I have been getting my hands dirty in my Scrappy Room!
So, I have been playing around with some paints and NEW stencils... and my KREAXION'S CIRCLE CUTTER! It's a bit messy, but I LOVE it!
{Paint Spatters and Hexagon Stencil - plus a lovely, vintage brooch!}

Thanks for stopping by!