Saturday, 26 March 2011


I seldom do bright papers but this photo of my granddaughter in her brightly coloured jumper chair just didn't seem to go with anything else. I tried to do a page without any flowers for something different. I was inspired to do some lacing from a blog site I was looking at called moments of tranquility. She really does some awesome work. I am doing more and more stitching on my work. I used to sew many years ago and still have my old machine. I find I like the look of the stitching. I am also really enjoying using my punches and used a deep punch as well as a round the page punch, a corner punch and a butterfly punch for this page. The title I cut out of a patterned paper and inked it and stitched it down. It says she will fill our lives with sunshine (and she does) and hence the title of this page. I used a doily and some crystals. I often cut the crystal swirls into pieces and I did that in this l/o. I finished it off with some stickles. Thanks for taking a peek at my blog. Please leave a comment if you have a minute as I often wonder if anyone reads this.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Such a Fun Little Guy

This was one of those l/o's that just went together quite readily. I found a flower tutorial on "such a pretty mess" and gave it a try. They weren't "girly" flowers so I decided to scrap this great photo I got a Christmas time. I used  an EK punches for the frames. The lace I bought at a fabric store and the ribbon I recycled. It was packaging. The leaves are another punch. As you can tell I like using punches. I find them very handy and like the clean shapes. The title I cut with my cricut. I did some sewing distressing and lots of inking. I used some chalk inks in a couple of colours. My favourite ink colours are almost always chestnut roan and pinecone but I used some other colours on this as well.  The metal looking dots are dimensional pearls in mushroom colour.  The bee and dragonfly were in a clearance package at michaels. They ended up working on a couple of layouts and I wish I had bought a few more. I sprayed the chipboard swirl and the flowers with some gold glimmer mist. Thanks for having a peek at my site. 

A Big Deal

I've been visiting other blogs and have been neglecting my own. As I might be the only one viewing my blog it seems kind of silly to keep it up to date but just in case here is another entry. This picture is of my granddaughter when she was about a month old. I always like pink and green together and when I found this paper it just seemed to fit in with the big event and all the excitement a new baby brings to a family. I found the great embelly at Michaels and cut it into two different pieces for the l/o. I made a circle frame from a martha stuart punch. The butterfly is a ms stamp that I stamped on two pp and one vellum and fussy cut. I then layered them and stickled the top one. The ribbon flowers are from walmart. I used a different ms punch for the background pink paper and sewed the green and pp together for some detailing and layered it all on a piece of brown cardstock. The pins are just to keep it in a shadowbox and I should have removed them before taking the photo. I bought a new camera so I am hoping to take better pictures of my l/o's soon. Our new baby is certainly a big deal to us.  Thanks for taking a look and please leave a comment if you have a minute. 

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Daughters are Precious

Hello and thanks for stopping by. I have been trying to use up some of my stash so there are a lot of different items on this page. The paper I used for the background had a big green saying at the top that didn't seem to match the nice soft swirls and pinks so I cut it out in a V shape. I used scalloped scissors to trim the edges and then inked them and wet them and curled them a bit with my fingers. I learned this on a tutorial on Such a Pretty Mess. She called it ruffled edge I think. The butterfly is one of those feather ones from the dollar store. The centres were a bright garish green so I painted them brown. I think they are much prettier that way and the brown matched the page. I made the decorative circle under the bottom photo with a MS corner punch. The tutorial is on Swirly Doos. The flowers are from my stash and most are Prima. The crystals are also from my stash and the little purple flowers are from Walmart in the ribbon section. The turquoise heart I cut with my cricit. The heart border on the top photo is a friscars border punch. The clear saying is another item from my stash and the crystal "Precious" is from Michaels. The photos are of my daughter and my granddaughter when they were over for a visit recently. Gotta run she is here to visit grandma again. Thanks for stopping by.