Monday, June 27, 2011

June Sketches at Practical Scrappers

I'm a bit late posting this, but with so many things to do over the holidays and weekend here, plus getting ready for DD's birthday party next month, I have lost track of time! Here are my LO's for this month's fabulous sketches at Practical Scrappers. The first one is based on Pia's sketch. I love, love, love, those circles, and it took me very little to put this LO together.

I've been trying to include as many of DD's words and phrases in her LO's as possible. She's learning to say things the right way and losing more and more of her cute words, so I want to record them now. This one is called "PASTICANDO", which is her way of saying "PRACTICANDO" (PRACTISING). Ever since she saw an episode of Angelina Ballerina about the importance of practising and rehearsing, she's been a fan of the word. And whenever she wants to learn something, you will see her practising for hours!

The second LO, based on Jannike's fabulous sketch, shows another of DD's favourite phrases: "LO IMPORTANTE ES QUERERSE" (ALL THAT MATTERS IS LOVE). Every time something breaks or you have a problem, she comes and says that phrase to you, and of course, you just forget about anything else! 

You can see other takes on this sketches and the sketches for July hereComing back soon with a list of supplies!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tuesday Trigger

I've been looking for something different these days. I've only been doing DT projects for some time, and I was feeling a bit in a rut. Nothing like a couple of projects that have nothing to do with DT duties to get the mojo flowing again. I found the perfect projects at Moxie Fab World, because they are really different from my DT challenges. And they are absolutely inspiring. This week's Tuesday Trigger is this:

It made me want to start working at that very minute! And this is what I came up with:

A little book for travel notes. From the trigger I took the colours, the patterns (polka dots and the stripey ribbon that shouted at me from the rack saying: "don't I look like the bottom fabric?) and the ribbon strips. 

I've had this stamp from Studio Calico for some time and never used it, though I love it, so this was my chance! Doesn't it look gorgeous?

If you feel inspired by this trigger, too, you have time to play until next Sunday (June 26th).

List of supplies:
Notebook: Maped
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Crate Paper, Lily Bee Design
Markers: Copic
Ribbon: American Crafts, Martha Stewart
Stamp: Studio Calico
Glitter: Martha Stewart
Smash Pad: K&Company
Alphabet Stickers: October afternoon
Glue: Glue Glider Pro, Making Memories Ribbon Glue
Ink: Jenni Bowlin
Travel words stamp: 7 Gypsies

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pop dots

Today's feature at Practical Scrappers is pop dots. I decided to use some of the 5 & Dime collection paper from October Afternoon before it became too cute to use. I sometimes get these beautiful papers and if I leave them on the wall mount for too long, and look at them too many times, I end up not using them because I never find the perfect project for that beautiful paper. I think that happens to lots of us, but I'm determined not to let it happen again if I can. So when I get some paper I love, I use that one first. And I LOVE this collection!!!
I used paper from the Campfire collection for the background, and it coordinates perfectly.

I cut circles from the fabulous Root Beer Barrels paper, inked them and mounted them on pop dots. Then, I cut some extra figures from other papers and mounted them on top of some of the circles. For the sentiment, I used mini alpha stickers and a yummy Melissa Frances frame. Love the frame's delicate touch!

List of supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: October Afternoon
Mini alphabet stickers: not sure, came in a kit
Frame: Melissa Frances
Glue: Glue Glider Pro
Ink: Jenni Bowlin
Pop dots

Monday, June 20, 2011

I'm SEW excited challenge!

This has been a very long weekend for us. DH was off work on Friday, and today, Monday, is also a holiday - Labour day, I think. This means little scrapbooking for me. On Friday we had lots of errands to run, on Saturday we travelled to the south of the island to see the mud volcanoes, and some other great places (so many pics, I'll never ever get to scrap half of them!!!!), and yesterday we had friends over to celebrate Father's day with a BBQ and swimming pool afternoon. Not that I'm complaining, I've had a great weekend, but I have had a sketch and pics printed since Thursday and only finished it this morning! I started working with Sketch Inspiration's sketch 224, and printed three photos for my sister's wedding album. They are photos of the dresses she tried on but didn't finally choose, and I loved the idea of including them in the album. I had bought a dress sticker especially for this page, but once I saw the photos, I knew I couldn't give them a formal look, so I had to look for something different. Then I saw the challenge at Moxie Fab World, to include sewing icons in a project, and I knew that would be just right for my page. So here is the final result, a little hard to photograph as the paper is very thin and the humidity outside makes it so soft it was hard to set it straight for the photo.

For the mannequin, I used the shape from an old Bo-bunny chipboard sheet as a stencil and painted it with acrylic. I wanted to give some texture to the acrylic, so I played a little with the paintbrush. 

The other icons are from a set of charms at the Silhouette store. I printed one on cardstock and added paint and rose trim, I used one as a stencil to paint with acrylic on the paper, and I cut the other two in shrink plastic, though I didn't shrink it. I also stitched some swirls like the sketch showed.

I woke up in a very scrappy mood today, so I hope I can continue working on some of my DT projects for this week (DD and DH are in the pool right now, so that should give me some time!). I need to work on a Wordworld pinata for DD's birthday in the afternoon!!!

List of supplies:
Patterned paper: JBS Mercantile
Acrylic Dabber: Jenni Bowlin
Sewing Charms: Silhouette
Cardstock: Bazzill
Embroidery Floss: assorted
Pen: Staedtler
Trim: assorted
Pearl moons: assorted
Chipboard Alphabet: American Crafts

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cute, cute clouds!

The rainy season is back here in Trinidad (though it rained almost every day during the dry season!!!!) and the clouds are all over us. I'm still amazed at this tropical weather, so I don't complain about it (let's see what I think after the rainy season, in October). My card for this week's sketch at Let's Scrap reflects the cloudy weather and the feeling of happiness it gives me:

List of supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: s.e.i.
Clouds and Kite: s.e.i.
Sentiment sticker: Pebbles
Twine: assorted
Rhinestones: assorted
Glue: Glue Glider Pro

Pages using lots of blue

Practical Scrappers is featuring projects using lots of blue today. I looked through my sister's wedding pics to find those I could use with that colour and I found some pics that were taken with her friends while she was waiting for the ceremony to begin. The note reads: "Waiting is easier when you are in good company".

I got to use my new and gorgeous butterfly corner punch that arrived in the mail while I was away, together with 5 other yummy punches. I also made pattern paper flowers. Pattern paper is one of my favourite materials at the moment, so when I saw the circles in the patterned paper I decided to place these flowers on top. I made them with pattern paper circles of three different sizes and a brad, and then crinkled the paper. 

Another page added to the album, a lot more to come!!!! If you want to see lots of other projects using blue, check Practical Scrappers today.

List of supplies:
Patterned paper: Bo Bunny
Pattern paper: Assorted
Brads: My Mind's Eye
Border stickers: Crate Paper
Butterflies: Assorted
Corner Punch: Martha Stewart
Die Cut: My Mind's Eye
Tag: Assorted Tags 
Journalling Sticker: Road Show
Glue: Glue Glider Pro
Pen: Staedtler

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I'm back!!!

I'm back, we've taken a couple of weeks away from home to relax and enjoy lots of family time together. Now, I'm just trying to catch up with lots of scrapbooking stuff I'm behind with, plus the washing and the tidying-up (just taking things from the suitcases took me the whole day yesterday!!!!). DD has finished her school year, so she needs me to give her some playing time as well! I can't wait to scrap, though, so I'll be posting something soon.
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