Thursday, December 31, 2009
Go ahead, 'mouse around', drag them back + forth, click to enlarge + click again if you want to watch!
Have fun, + on behalf of the team + Lisa + Scott, thanks for coming by + watching the videos we create for you! + Here's to a fantastic new year with our expanded design team - it's going to be fab!
Happy New Year!
My scrapbooking consists mainly of creating layouts, but in the latter part of this year, I began creating a lot of cards and discovered that I enjoy card making too.
Here are a couple of my LO's to show you my style. I create mainly using cardstock as my background paper, and clustering elements in the centre of the page, or off to the side. It's been truely awesome, and a whole lot of fun, to see how my style has evolved to what it is now, and I often have people tell me that they recognize my creations because of my scrapping style.
So...enough about me....here's the best part...check out these peeks from the JAN kit from BMS!
This kit is called, "Hugs and Kisses" and let me tell you...it is YUMMY!!!!
It will be available in the Blue Moon Scrapbooking Store on JAN 3rd!!!
Looks interesting, hey???
Stay tuned next week as we show you our actual projects using the Jan kits! You don't want to miss that!
And, while you're waiting, check out my blog: Scrap 'N Doodle to see some of my other work! And check back here tomorrow for another DT intro!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I have also been having fun with my BlueMoon kit! Here are some sneaks!
Monday, December 28, 2009
One of my favorite types of pictures to take is the everyday kind. Which include children's artwork and handwritten notes.
Today layout is called, Dear Santa...
P.S. I wanted to mention that the new Design Team will be popping in all week with intro's. Make sure you stop by each day to get to know them and see some amazing peeks from their upcoming January kit! Oh, and with the new Design Team, we will be hosting monthly challenges so make sure you check back to hear more about those!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Using Maya Road's Christmas tree album + Basic Grey's chipboard stickers + Pink Paislee's superb clear stickers + Christmas pps made this project an absolute snap!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I've created a sumptuous album for my MIL, ready for her to add her favourite Christmas photos + memories [shhh, don't tell her!!] using Maya Road's Christmas tree album + Basic Grey's chipboard stickers + Pink Paislee's absolutely stunning clear stickers + Christmas pps.
Here's a look @ what I created
Now, I have a video to share, but my PC + I are experiencing some 'pre-Christmas tension'... I'm hoping we will again be on speaking terms very shortly! So, I'm afraid I won't be sharing with you till tomorrow. But, that's part + parcel with Christmas, isn't it? The waiting + wondering!! :}
Monday, December 21, 2009
I used some distress stickles on the Prima Holiday Lights Branch to bring out the berries. By cutting the branch up, I ended up with 3 pieces (use metal snips for this so you don't ruin your sissors). This piece was embellished with a Prima Poinsettia, included in the kit.
Here's a close-up of the berries.
In the kit they are 25 of these really cool numbered cards. They would be perfect for a mini book, journaling blocks or just an embellishment. I used mine as journaling blocks and embellished them.
In the kit is a gold piece of Hambly Studios clear screenprint transparency. I cut mine into pieces and used them as a background. Here's a close-up of the bottom of the page.
On this layout, I used some Prima Bling (which I purchased from the store).
Wishing you the best Holiday Season!!!!!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Christmas in my house is always a co-ordinated affair! When I was first married, I went mad for the traditional colour schemes - I still remember our first Christmas - I bought the most massive (faux!) tree we could afford + covered it with glorious gold + red baubles, fairy lights + luscious, fat, gold tinsel! + for good measure, a number of red wired ribbon bows!!!
After a few years I went all radical + tried a royal blue + silver colour scheme... not too bad...
Then, after a number of years of faithful service, the tree just wasn't 'fluffing up' the way it used to, + thus was relegated to the charity bin. So, an opportunity to really get radical & try some less conventional things! We spray painted a big bare branch silver & decorated it with white fairy lights + the most gorgeous set of pastel, lightly glittered glass baubles I've ever found (in my price range, that is!!).
Were we now live, we have no trees, so no branches to transform, instead I sourced some 'sticks' from a florist & tied them in bundles & created a type of espaliered stick tree, which we then decorate with 2 sets of decorations - 1 set I made using some Bazzill Bling in cream + pale blue. I cut diffent sized circles + hearts & tied them with ribbon. The other set is a collection of the most gorgeous rusty metal bells, stars & hearts. As I reread this, it sounds quite awful... but trust me, it's great!!
Anyhoo, the reason for that long, self-indulgent recounting of Christmases past, is to introduce my project - paper baubles using Pink Paislee's Christmas range in a lovely blue + rusty brown colour pallette. It's just perfect for my Christmas, + I hope you'll be inspired to try it yourself!
You can find this gorgeous Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co Paper here.
I'd love to hear your Christmas colour stories! Leave a comment - we love them! ;]
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Today I bring you a new way to decorate your 7 Gpysies photo carousel. For this video I created tags to display, and the great thing is, you can use them on your tree as ornaments or give them away as gift tags, too! I used my Slice machine and the Misletoe cartridge to create lots of fun shapes for my tags. I hope you enjoy the video!
The Slice machine
Slice cartridge: Misletoe
Misletoe Christmas paper
Tim Holtz distress ink (fired brick, vintage photo, peeled paint)
Tim Holtz blending tool
Cardboard and chipboard
Christmas colored buttons, jewels, and ribbon
Small jingle bells
The 7 Gypsies photo carousel is also great for displaying any Christmas cards you recieve. I hope you all have a fabulous holiday season!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Early Bird Paper Collection by: Cosmo Cricket
Early Bird Cardstock Stickers by: Cosmo Cricket
Walnust Stain Distress Ink Pad By: Ranger's Tim Holtz
Monday, December 14, 2009
My kit for December is called Christmas Jewels, available right now in the store! I have created 3 layouts which I'll share each Monday for the next 2 weeks. Then in January, this blog gonna be rockin' with inspiration/challenges/techniques day after day from BlueMoon's new Design Team! Once again, a big congrat's to them!
My layout is called "and the stockings were hung..."
After looking though my Christmas pictures, I came across this one. I thought if I enlarged it-I could add the 3-d stockings. I cut and stitched till I came up with 3 stockings...
Here's a close-up. I enjoyed making these one of a kind embellishments for my page.
Here are a couple tags I cut and embellished. The Making Memories paper is so pretty and it's flocked, love that detailing on it. The Maya Road Sequin Ribbon is really cool, it's the first time I ever used it. It's easy to cut and won't fall apart (I was afraid if I cut it all the sequin's would fall off, but they don't.)
I used some of the packing from Bo-Bunny-it was perfect for my page. Can you tell what I used? Probably not, so I'll share, it is the Santa on the bottom and the greenery around my journaling. So keep the packaging, there's lots of great stuff on it to use.
Have a great week and I'll be back next Monday!