It's yummy oh so yummy

30 August 2011

The August Hip kit is up on the blog. Oh, Can't wait to get my hands on it. A scrap girl like me can NEVER have enough Amy Tangerine, Jillibean Soup and Echo Park goodies. LOOK AT IT!


Now who wants this kit. ME ME ME!!!!

A sketch and some cards

29 August 2011

When I started scrapbooking I always used sketches. They made me feel at ease and as a novice they were the perfect learning curve. Even now after 7 years of scrapping I still love a great sketch but I use them as starting point and can get a little carried away. Over at the NOOK JC made this sketch for the 15-31 sketch challenge. It inspired me and this is what I came up with. I used the OH SO WONDERFUL Scrapbooknook August kit. 
J'ai toujours utilisé les sketchs. Au début je les suivais à la lettre mais maintenant j'ose m'éloigner plus pour avoir une page qui me ressemble. Voici une page faite à partir d'un sketch proposé par JC sur le forum du SCRAPBOOKNOOK. J'ai utilisé leur kit d'août!

Over at the nook we also had a card swap. This was my first time but it was so much fun. We got paired up and had to send a card kit to the each other and then create. My partner was Miranda Wedekind. 
Here's what I got and what I made. Thanks Miranda.


27 August 2011

Well, I can finally reveal this week's inspiration board over at CCG. I does seem a little frightening but I LOVE it and really like the way my layout turned out. This week's designer challenge was a recipe. Go over to the CCG site and discover what the other DT girls have come up with. You will not believe your eyes. 
Enfin je peux vous montrer le combo 206  de CCG. Cette semaine-ci le défi était en forme d'éléments imposés. J'ai adoré la faire! 
Explanation concerning the designer challenge which was a recipe: 
Wood: I used my wood embossing plate and embossed straight onto my page by placing it below my page and going over it with my bone folder.
Ledge:The ribbon to create a horizontal line, the ribbon is also the striped element!
Transparency: I layered vellum paper under my picture.
Title in caps: TUNE

Then as I always do at the moment I added some thread to soften the lines and create movement.
Many people ask me how I get it to hold on my page. Well I staple it down, there,  where I know I will be covering it and then I use my hot glue gun to adhere the rest.

Oh and I have some good news. One of my layouts got the HONOURABLE MENTION over on the MYMINDSEYE blog and I get to choose one collection. Now that was hard!  Then I was lucky on the Basic Grey blog and was randomly picked to choose one of the new lines. Lots of scrapping in sight!!!
Et puis, j'ai eu le HONOURABLE MENTION prix sur le blog de My Mind's eye pour cette page. Et j'ai donc pu choisir une de leur collection. Sur le nouveau blog de Basic Grey mon nom a été choisi parmi plus de 450 et j'ai aussi pu choisir une de leur nouvelle collection. Beaucoup de scrap en vu! 

Have a lovely Saturday. And for those who are having to face Irene, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope she will calm done and pass without leaving any damage.
Passez un bon samedi.

And ...

26 August 2011

I thought I would be able to post inspiration board 206 from ColorCombosGalore but it's not up yet. Might have something to do with Irene. So instead of that I decided to show some of my latest photos. As you will see I have been playing around with them a bit. 
Pas de combo de CCG pour le moment donc je vous montre des photos! Retouchées certes mais j'adore ça! 
Daddy time

Robin and his bike and me trying different shooting angles.

Have a lovely weekend!

Scrapbooknook Vitual crop 2

25 August 2011

Well, I haven't shown everything from last weekend's crop. I really had a ball and love everything I made, which is unusual as I am my WORST critic. Tomorrow will be dedicated to ColorcombosGalore and their next inspiration board. It's a stunning one and I love my layout. 
Je n'ai pas encore tout montrer de la crop en ligne du weekend dernier. J'ai adoré et j'aime ce que j'ai fait ce qui est rare car je suis très dur avec moi-même. Demain sera consacré à ColorCombosGalore avec le nouveau combo et challenge qui est splendide!

Want more

22 August 2011

I've got loads of layouts just waiting to be shown. Today it's HIP time with my July layouts and mini. I've got lots of scrapping to do so I'll keep it short.
J'ai beaucoup de pages à vous montrer mais aujourd'hui ce sont mes pages et mon mini faits avec le kit de Juillet de HIP2BSQUARE. 

This mini was made using a folding technique I picked up in a French scrapbooking magazine: ESPRIT SCRAPBOOKING. The article was written by Agnès Massina.
L'idée de ce mini vient du Esprit Scrapbooking n°22, article de Agnès Massina.

Scrapbook nook Virtual Crop

21 August 2011

So far it has been a great weekend. Oodles of sun, lots of walks and I have been scrapping. Mostly at night or nap time but the creative juices are flowing thanks to the VC crop over at the scrapbooknook. THEME: SHAKESPEARE. And I am having so much fun. I won't be doing all 16 challenges just those that inspire me. (And I should also get started on my AC projects! My sketch book is full, but I dare not cut those pretty papers!) Now just to show you how much fun I am having here the first series of layouts and cards! 
Ce weekend se passe à merveille! Du soleil, des promenandes, des batailles d'eau et du scrap (essentiellement le soir et pendant l'heure du siete!) Ce weekend est aussi la crop virtuelle sur SCRAPBOOKNOOK et je m'amuse! Il y a 16 challenges! Et voici les pages et cartes que j'ai déjà faites.

For this last layout we were asked to lift someone and I chose Anabelle. If you want to see her page click here

Well that's that for now. Hope to show you some more tomorrow and then I've got my Hip July layouts lined up. Happy Sunday!

Home decoration

18 August 2011

In May I went to the CS Avenue forum crop. My sweet friend grenouillette came up with the most WONDERFUL project. I forgot to blog about it. I love it to bits. Tweeked it a bit to match my taste but the idea is all hers!!! 
Thank you for all you sweet comments about the AC DT. 
En mai c'était la crop du CS Avenue et grenouillette avait proposé un home déco très original que j'ai terminé le jour même mais je ne l'ai pas encore montré. J'adore ce projet qui a une place dans notre salon! 
Encore un grand merci pour vos gentils commentaires!

The most fabulous news!!!!!

15 August 2011

Yes, I can finally reveal I made the American Crafts Design Team. I'm thrilled, excited and still think I'm dreaming. The kids thought I was going mad as I was doing a happy dance all day on Saturday. I even asked my husband to pinch me several times. AC is my favourite manufacturer and to be on the DT is a dream come true. And to top it all some scrappy friends are part of the team too. Congrats Pam and Cindy!
Je peux enfin vous révéler que je fais partie de l'équipe créative de American Crafts. Je n'y croyais pas vraiment et quand j'ai vu le mail j'ai sauté de joie. Je me réjouis de travailler avec eux! 

2010-2011 Contributing Design Team!  6a00d8357de06869e201543334ad0c970c-500wi
Cindy Stevens – from New Brunswick, Canada
Lilith Eeckles – from Bertogne, Belgium
Michelle Clement – from British Columbia, Canada
Piradee Talvanna – from Singapore
Revlie Schuit – from Roelofarendsveen, The Netherlands
Shimelle Laine – from London, England

Amy Heller – from Newtown, CT
Cindy Tobey – from Kentwood, MI
Corrie Jones – from Dallas, GA
Heidi Sonboul – from Torrance, CA
Jamie Harper – from Phoenix, AZ
Jenny Chesnick – from Brooklyn, MD
Leah Farquharson – from Lauderhill, FL
Leslie Ashe – from Fort Worth, TX
Mandy Koeppen – from Hastings, MI
Melissa Mann – from Pensacola, FL
Paige Evans – from South Pasadena, CA
Pamella Brown – from Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Rahel Menig  – from Gilroy, CA
Suzy Plantamura – from Laguna Niguel, C

Look at all those awesome scrappers. Can't wait to get started.
See ya soon with some more layouts.

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