Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thank you Heartfelt Creations

A couple of months ago I was so blessed by Heart Felt Creations...I won their whole monthly line for leaving a comment on their blog. I was so pumped and then came vacation, Halloween and now Thanksgiving...can you believe I'm so horrible that I hadn't made a thank you card yet with the beautiful stamp set/ and nesties they sent me.  So tonight my project was to make a long overdue card. 

These are the challenges this card qualifies for:
2Sketches4you : Sketch
Flower Soft : Thank you
Stamp Something : Thank you
A Spoon Full of Sugar : Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly: Cut it out
Alota : Christmas
Crafty Catz: Christmas
Crafty Creations: Christmas

Thursday, November 25, 2010


This is a layout I created using My Mind's Eye new Christmas Line " Dear Santa".  I cut multiple snowflakes using my good ole Cricut and then folded and layered to create a 3-d snowflake.  I then used Diamond Dust to the edges of the paper, snowflakes and some of the embellishments to add that snowy sparkle.  I adore the picture I used for this layout.  It's of my husband and our youngest son several winters ago...and I thought it was so cool the way the snow really shows up in the picture.  It looks like it was some type of effect I added using the computer, but it isn't.  This was the actual picture.

Close up of 3-d Snowflakes

Diamond Dust added to Chipboard Letters
I hope everyone is having a blessed Thanksgiving and are getting to be with loved ones....don't eat to much turkey :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Exploring Websters Pages

I've loved Webster's Pages Paper for some time, but just it's just been one of those lines you tend to save instead of breaking it out and using it.  So with the journey I'm on to really explore my scrapbooking skills, I is the time to use that paper up...and so I've started.  This is the first layout I've done using Webster's Pages and I love it.  Once you get past the whole...don't cover up anything beautiful...then you'll find you have a wonderful creation with lots of layers.
Detail of Layered Ribbon and Handmade Flowers
This layout qualifies for the anything goes challenge over at Beary Scraps.

Monday, November 22, 2010

For My Friend...Pavlo

This is a layout I did for a friend of the family...Pavlo.  He is such a wonderful person and moved here from the Ukraine several years ago with his wife, brother and children in tow.  Recently his mother passed away and he and his brothers flew back home to attend the funeral.  It really struck me how difficult it would be to loose your parents and be a world away.  I'm so blessed that I can drive down the road and be at my Mom's in five minutes.  So I started thinking what could I do for them...I was going to bake something, but their wives are some of the best bakers you would ever want to not such a great idea.  A card just didn't seem enough since I hold them in such high regard...and then I thought I would make a memory scrapbook page that I could frame and they could hang up in their shop...a reminder of their sweet mother who raised such strong Godly men.  So this is what I presented them with and I think they loved it. 

I used some of the Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology and Tim Holtz Distress inks as the base page.  Then I water distressed...something new I'm so LOVING...Prisma flowers were used around the picture...OH and I did use the new Photoshop Elements 9 to do a little doctoring to the picture.  Really this is just layers upon layers with paper, sewing, flowers, embellishments and more than anything LOVE.  I truly have been so blessed as of late by SwirlyDoo's, they have inspired me to really take my scrapping to a new level and I believe it shows.  Many of the products I used you can pick up at Swirlydoos and do be sure to check out their gallery also.