American Crafts circles

29 September 2011

Yesterday I had my first post on the American Crafts blog. I made a layout and a card using the Daydreams collection which I love because of it's bright and fun summery colours. I was afraid to start scrapping my AC products and felt a little overwhelmed by them. So I just decided to look through the catalogue. And  finally I found my inspiration. The cover of the catalogue is so pretty with clusters of circles and I wanted to do the same. Lots of circles in clusters!
The card was a lot easier. So simple when you've got lovely stickers to work with!
Hier c'était mon premier poste sur American Crafts et voici ma page et carte. 

Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, Happy Day Paper (35600) – Daydreams, Sunny Day Paper (35608) – Daydreams, Wishful Day Paper (35610) – Daydreams, Joyful Day Paper (35603) - Daydreams, Friends (42228) – Remarks, Day Dreams Plastic Buttons (85573) – Elements, Smile (42227) – Remarks, Foam Dots (61709) – This to That
A lot of people asked me how I made those embossed circles. It's so easy! With a compass draw a circle on you page. Place an embossing folder underneath and rub over the circle with your bone folder. And voilà! You can use any kinds of shapes. Simple and I find it adds so much texture to a layout! 
Pour faire les cercles embossés rien de plus simple! Dessinez un circle sur votre page. Prenez une plaque à embosser et placez le en dessous du circle. Passez dessus avec un plioir et voilà, le tour est joué.

Supplies: White (71081) – Cardstock, Sunny Day Paper (35608) – Daydreams, Joyful Day Paper (35603) - Daydreams, White Ribbon (58475) – Premium ribbon, Smile (42227) – Remarks, Foam Dots (61709) – This to That


27 September 2011

Have you seen this :

The new line at American Crafts. Oh I LOVE it. Just made for scrapping my boys. Hop over to the AC blog and you might get to win some of it!
Et oui, une nouvelle collection chez American Crafts. Moi, j'adore!! Parfait pour scrapper mes quatres garçons! Si vous voulez gagner cette collection, allez faire un tour sur le blog de AC!!

Crate paper LOVE!!!!

25 September 2011

The September Scrapbooknook kit is soooooooooo gorgeous. I'm always afraid when I get crate paper because it doesn't seem quite my style but it is!!!!! I made this little mini book using a place mat I found for $0.50. I cut it to size and decorated it. It is simple but I really love it. I want to keep it but I'm going to give it to my sister as it is her daughter on the photos. 
Le kit de septembre de SCRAPBOOKNOOK est sublime!!! J'ai fait un mini tout simple pour ma soeur. J'adore le résultat. 


23 September 2011

This week has been really hectic and I haven't had that much time for scrapbooking. Last weekend I did manage to make these cute little note cards for a challenge at the Nook. I decided to go with a pink-blue theme.The September kit is soooo gorgeous, stuffed to the brim with Crate Paper (Random collection). Even got the Farmhouse collection as well, just couldn't resist! It's so easy to use those papers!!

Une semaine très chargée mais j'ai quand même trouvé un peu de temps pour scrapper. Voici des petites cartes faites pour un challenge sur le forum THE SCRAPBOOKNOOK.Ces cartes ont été faites avec le kit de septembre de THE SCRAPBOOKNOOK. Il est sublime, rempli de papiers de la marque CRATE PAPER (collection Random).

If you don't know the nook, go and have a look. It's a wonderful place!

Crop des Pois Rayés

Et oui, la date de 23 octobre s'approche à grand pas et il est temps pour un aperçu de mon projet. C'est un mini très facile, très clean selon moi avec beaucoup d'embossage à froid! Voici une photo et la liste du matériel!

Taille des photos (bordure blanche comprise)
3 photos 8.5 * 5.5 (paysage)
4 photos 6.5 * 6.5
1 photo 6*5 (paysage sans bordure blanche)
Matériel de base (massicot, tapis de découpe, colle …)
versafine noir
stazon Dove Grey (j'aurai le mien!)
tampons dans le thème de vos photos (chez moi, une sortie en été! )
perforatice bordure
si vous avez:
  • SCORING BOARD (planche pour marquer des plis)
  • cuttlebug ou autre (big shot, ....)
  • des planches à embosser (texture bois, swiss dots (petits pois))

Happy Birthday and a winner

21 September 2011

Didn't have the time to blog about it yesterday but my little Elouan turned two. He's the cheekiest boy ever and very smart. Loves copying his older brothers and wants to do everything all by himself. He is tiring and very demanding but oh so sweet. 2 years ago this cutie pie brightened my life even more. 
Je n'ai pas eu le temps hier mais mon petit bonhomme Elouan a fêté  ses deux ans hier! Comme le temps passe vite! 
Happy birthday Munchkin!
And now for my winner from the AC blog hop. Random chose :

And the winner is:

American Crafts Blog hop

17 September 2011

Hi there everybody. As promised some AC fun in the form of a blog hop. If this is your first stop , go to the American Crafts blog to start hopping. Did you see the prize? You should be coming from the talented Leslie Ashe.
Well, all DT members were asked to make a layout using all 5 new lines. 
Easy, yes and no. I started combining and said "this is easy" but then I saw I didn't have anything from the HOLLYDAY line. Can you spot it in my layout??? Leave me a comment on this post by Wednesday 21st September and I'll randomly pick a winner who will get this lot of embellishments from the Nightfall collection (leave a comment even if you don't spot the Hollyday product!!!) : 
 And here's my layout with a video showing how it was made from start to finish. Thanks so much for stopping by. 

 Products: Café Iris paper (35541) - Garden Café, Wanderlust paper (35548) - Amy Tangerine, Get around paper (35561) - Amy Tangerine, Fall leaves (35530) - Nightfall, Moonlit night paper (35510) - Nightfall, Goodness slate (53249) - Thickers, Amy letter stickers (42212) - Remarks books, Maple pineapple (53221) – Thickers, Love struck (59151) - stamps, Savor small (42210) – Remarks books, Basic adhesive chalk labels (42208) – Remarks, Friends (42228) – Remarks, Biscotti (72018) – Delights, Variety buttons (85558) – Elements.

 You're next stop is: MANDY KOEPPEN

Orange-blue-grey-red ...

16 September 2011

are definitely my favourite colours at the moment. I really jumped for joy when I saw this week's palette at ColorCombosGalore. Look at it!!!!!
Voici les couleurs de cette semaine et ce sont des couleurs que j'affectionne beaucoup. Regardez!
And here's my layout. I even made a video showing different techniques I used. It's part of one of the classes/tutorials at CCG.  I really had fun with this one. Don't forget to stop by tomorrow because there will be some FUN with American Crafts. See you tomorrow.

Click on the video and then on CCG209 in the top left hand corner to get a bigger image!

Nook September Inspiration challenge

10 September 2011

Carol hosted the inspiration challenge this month at the nook and it inspired me. Loved the colours and flowers. Even made a video showing how I made my layout! So what do you think?
Inspirée par une photo que Carol du Nook a utilisé dans son challenge Inspiration j'ai fait cette page! J'ai même filmé sa fabrication. Alors vous en pensez quoi?

Still have to figure out how to get a bigger image but double click on it and you'll be redirected to you tube!

Lots to show, and to tell !!!!

9 September 2011

First of all, inspiration board 208 is up over at ColorCombosGalore. At the moment I am really feeling inspired by colour combos. I really wanted to go for lots of colour but ended up using a white background and hints here and there. Used some Amy Tangerine stamps (adore them!), added some mist, thread, 6 pearls and voilà. My passion for photography as a layout.

D'abord je vous montre le combo de chez CCG de ce mois. Je voulais faire une page très colorée mais le résultat final se compose plutôt de touches de couleur.

Then some FANTASTIC NEWS. Against all odds and I was not expecting it at all, I made the SCRAPBOOKNOOK DT. I am really thrilled that I'll be working with some fantastic girls and there are so many scrappy friends on that list. Have a look:

Anna Sigga- Iceland
Carol Monson- USA
Danni Reid-USA
Deanna Misner- USA
Gina Rodgers-Australia
Hilde L Aaslund- Norway
Jaz Lee- Singapore
Jessy Christopher-Malaysia
Katarina Damm-Blomberg- Finland
Kim Moreno-USA (not Canada lol)
Leah Killian-USA
LG Belarmino- Phillipeans
Lilith Eeckels- Belgium
Lisa Kisch- Canada
Marinette LEFEVRE- France
Nicole Nowosad- Canada
Pamella Brown-USA
Shelleye McDaniel-USA
Stacey Michaud- USA
The nook is really one of the best places to be!

One of my layouts will also be published soon in a French scrapbooking magazine. My first!

And then probably what some of you have been waiting for: the tutorial. Yep! I don't buy my albums (might do now that I'm on the AC team and can get a discount) I make them. And it's pretty easy!
Here we go (hope you've got some time as this may take a while).
1. Material: 
Thick cardboard: 1 piece: 15½ '' by 13" , 1 piece 15'' by 13" and another 3" by 13"
Fabric to cover
Cardstock: 2 pieces 6" by 12" , 2 pieces 8½" by 12", and another 3" by 12".
decorative tape
double sided tape (I use the one they use for carpets).

2. Step by step instructions.
Lay the cardboard as shown in the photo and cover with double sided tape.
Leave a small gap between the pieces so that your covers will be able to move.

Lay your fabric over the tape and turn the whole thing round.
Fold the corners like so:
And add some more adhesive.
And fold again.
More adhesive:
Take the cardstock and cover. Start in the middle. Don't cover the lines where the covers bend with cardstock! To hide them I used some ribbon and decorative tape (used different ribbon from in the photo with the material!).
Next you need this: (don't know what is is called in French, English or Dutch) and 4 brads (not too small!)

Place it very close to the left hand side of the right cover and mark the spots where you will be putting the brads. Make 4 holes (I used small fine scissors) and add your brads. It will look like this from the back: 

Add some ribbon around to keep the layouts in place.
Here is one I made some time ago in dark blue with leftovers from my curtains!
 Sorry for the poor quality photos but with kiddos all over the place I had a hard time taking them and didn't get the time to adjust the settings of the camera.

Thanks for looking and if you have a question just leave it in the comments and I'll answer it! 
See ya tomorrow and I'll have a little something for you in store!

Finally ...

4 September 2011

I dared touch, tear and use my AC products. They are so pretty to look at but layouts and cards do not make themselves one their own! Here are two layouts I created for a PAGE KIT sold in the online store Scrapfuté. The kit comes with all the products (hand picked by ME!) and a PDF file with step-by-step instructions (mists, paints, stamps are not included and pdf is in FRENCH!!). I loved making them. 
Et oui, j'ai osé utilisé les superbes papiers de American Crafts. La collection Amy Tangerine est SUBLIME!! Voici les deux pages que j'ai crées pour un KIT PAGE en vente chez Scrapfuté. Le kit est accompagné d'un fichier PDF à télécharger avec le pas-à-pas. J'ai adoré faire ces deux pages. 

Products: Hanging out paper (35560)-Amy Tangerine, Work in progress paper (35546)-Amy Tangerine, The Good Life paper (35543)-Amy Tangerine, Hi Friend dimensional Stickers (42214)-Remarks.

 Products: Limeade(71505)-AC cardstock, Work in progress (35546)-Amy Tangerine, The good life (35543)-Amy Tangerine, Slate chipboard letter stickers (53249)-Thickers, Hi friend dimensional stickers (42214)-Remarks, The good life (35543)-Amy Tangerine, Scatter Sunshine (35554)-Amy Tangerine, Dimensional dots (61709)-Dimensional DOT/TABS.


2 September 2011

That's what it has been this week. I forget how tiring the first few school days are. It's Friday and I can say, I have some great classes and my students are fabulous (well most are!). I have so much to share and show so lets get started. First is the CCG inspiration board and my layout. LOVED those colours and this is one of my favourite layouts. There is also a class/tutorial (which I created) called FOCUS ON DETAIL over on the ColorCombosGalore forum!
Quelle semaine. Ah, la rentrée m'a épuisée mais je dois dire que j'ai des super chouettes classes et une horaire de rève! J'ai beaucoup de choses à vous montrer. D'abord le combo de chez CCG avec ma page. Une de mes préférées!

Then I made this planner using AMY TANGERINE products. Love it. I'll love using it through out this academic year!
Puis j'ai créé un journal de classe pour moi en utilisant les produits Amy Tangerine. Je l'adore! 

Products used: Kraft (714645)-AC Cardstock, Falling for you Fabric paper (35559)-Amy Tangerine, Get around paper (35561)-Amy Tangerine, Slate (Amy Tangerine) (53249)-Thickers, Amy Letter stickers (42212)-Remarks books, Hi friend dimensional stickers (42214)-Remarks, felt (57632)-ribbon,
Tomorrow I'll be showing you some more Amy Tangerine layouts! 
Have a happy and sunny Friday.

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