Friday, May 28, 2010

Sympathy Card

I just found out yesterday that a friend of mine that I work with lost her husband.  I have no idea what the circumstances are, as I am not able to talk to her, so I wanted to make her a card to let her know I am thinking of her.

I used the flower from the George cartridge and the scrolls are from the Home Decor cartridge.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Another mini album

I really loved making Beatriz's black and white mini album, and wanted to try my hand at another one.  I am trying my best not to buy any more paper or cardstock this year, as I have so much of it.

The album I made for Beatriz used double sided patterned cardstock.  I only had a few sheets of double sided, so I thought I'd give it a go.  The papers were from a kit I got a while ago, and since I wasn't a big fan of the colours and design, I hadn't used them yet.

The covers and inside covers still need work, but I wanted to post it now before I go to bed.

So here it is, what do you think?  Leave a comment to let me know.
Front cover
Inside Cover
Page one (2 small tags and one big one)
Back of page one (One big tag)
Page two
Back of page two
Page three
Back of page three
Page four
Back of page four
Page five
Back of page five
Page six
Back of page six
Inside back cover
Back of book

Saturday, May 22, 2010

More sweet candy!

Jessica in Australia is celebrating the fact she is now a design team member for The Stamp Spot Online Store by giving away some pretty nice stuff.  Check out the link, follow the instructions on how to enter, and wait for the happy news! You have until June 9th.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cute Flowers

Go and check out Amy's blog.  She is giving away some gorgeous blog candy.  Just follower her or subscribe to her and leave link to your blog.  You have until May 31st.

April's Project 12

I have been busy making other paper crafts in the past month and my Project 12 completely left my mind.  The cut off date is the 20th I believe, so I quickly threw this one together.  I like the paper colour combination, I knew which photos I wanted to use, but when I put it together, it looked a bit lopsided and crowded!

Anyway here it is.  The photos are:
Frenchy, celebrating her 5th year in Canada at the Fox and Fiddle pub
A stall outside St. Lawrence Market on Easter Day
Smoke from a fire at my building
Dinner at the Hard Rock after watching Grease at the Canon Theatre
Beatriz at the Distillery District on Easter Day
The Black Jacks for the scavenger hunt at Nathan Philips Square

Monday, May 17, 2010

Colour Challenge

Over on Kristina's page she has a colour challenge.  This is mine:

Cards for Meredith

Meredith has been my trainer at the gym for 8 months now.  She is leaving and returning to PEI where she is from to do work, that is more in her field.

My gift to her is a box of all purpose cards.  I found the directions for this very easy box here.

I know she is going love them, I do!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Beatriz's Birthday Book

I spent a few days putting this book together for my good friend Beatriz.  I got the idea from Laura at Follow The Paper Trail.  She makes some incredible books.  I was watching her create an amazing book one night on Ustream, and when I saw the papers she was using I realized that I had some of the same ones.  So that gave me inspiration and I set to work at making my friend's book.
 Front Cover

Inside front cover.  I used my Cricut and the Home Decor cartridge for this page.
There are 2 small tags and one large one.  I used rub-ons here.  The pulls are pink plastic discs I found ages ago at the dollar store to which I added pink jewel brads.
Here you can see I have pulled the large tag out.  A photo will fit on the back of this tag.
This is the back of the first page.  This is a large tag where a photo can be added on the back side.
The 2nd page again has rub-ons.
Another tag at the back.
I love the paper I used in this book.  The pulls here are felt flowers that I found at the dollar store.
The back had this lovely design on the paper.
The 4th page has this green double sided paper and I used both black and white rub-ons.
This is the other side of that green paper, gorgeous.
The 5th page again has black rub-ons.  I also had some glass marbles that I used on a few pages.
I used a few plain white cardstock pieces so that it isn't too busy.
There is a transparency that says Giggle attached to this large tag.
The back of the last page.
The inside of the back cover, again I used my Cricut.
The back of the book.
You may have noticed that there is an empty hole in the middle of the binding, that is because I only had 2 binding rings that fit this book.  I didn't realize it was going to be this thick, so as soon as I get another one I will add it to the book, along with the ribbons that are waiting here!

The papers are from Luxe Designs and Rouge De Garance.  I got them in a kit way back in July 2007 from Scraptivity

Beatriz loved this book.  It is a very special book for a very special friend.