Lavender Mint-berry Cream

Bree’s new kit is out and it’s GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check it out here:

It’s just full of goodies (there are 2 alphas..!) and the colors are beautiful!
Go snag it at ScrapMatters or Snapandscrap!
Happy Halloween to everyone! 🙂
I’ll have my usual work day.. Ugh, I even have to take a midterm!  :-S OK, it won’t be graded, I’m just being the guinea pig for the professor I’m TAing for, and the students will take the midterm on Monday. But still… :-/
I can’t wait for the weekend to arrive to play with Bree’s new kit! 😉

What a Day!

I scrapped one more LO!

I believe this is the last one I manage to do for the October challenges at ScrapMatters.
Overall, I’m happy with myself: I did 14 challenges (4 of which hybrid), for a total of 21 points.
Still, I’m sorry I didn’t have time to do some challenges..
We’ll see how next month goes! 🙂
I did this for a Tuesday Template challenge.


Template by Britt-ish Designs

Hoo-hoo-hoo by Karah Fredricks
Font: My Own Topher

Doing the mini-bucket with this kit made me want to use more of it! 🙂

My 1st Hybrid Project

As I anticipated a few days ago, I fell in love with a hybrid project done by Megan Turnridge to decorate some mini-buckets (you can find it in her blog here -she also has a template for the buckets! That’s what I used!).

It is really a cheap project! Here’s what I spent:
At Target: $1 for 2 3-inch buckets; $1 for 3 autumn ribbons;
at Michael’s: $1 for black ribbon; $0.58 for 2 sheets of felt (black and lime).
I already had Mod Podge, glue dots, and I printed on normal paper (I brushed it with Mod Podge since I love the glossy texture it gives).
For the Frankenbucket, I used a paper from Out of this World by Plantation Designs and Ziggle Scraps.
For the Fall Bucket, I used Hoo-hoo-hoo by Karah Fredricks and Holiday Sampler (Fall) by Shabby Princess and I prepared this:

And here are my creations!!!
Fall Bucket:

I *love* *love* *love* these little buckets!!!!!

Hybrid Wonder

I did another LO for the It’s In the Cards challenge at ScrapMatters (this is my 4th card) and I really cannot believe how well it turned out!!

I started with the digital design and produced this:


Template by Scrappy Kate

Whimsical Wonderland – collab kit by Nicole Seitler, Flergs, Amanda, Kristi, Shawn, Franziska, MGL scraps, Jaque, TrishH, Adrinae, Idzi, Amy&Lauren, Ellie Lash.

Then I started wondering what those squares had to do with Christmas.. Not much..
And I had the greatest idea: turn them into gift boxes!
So I bought some ribbon, and once I assembled my card, here’s what it looked like:
I printed the background (including the tree) on normal paper, and glued it with Mod Podge to a card. Then I brushed the tree with Mod Podge so it would contrast with the background.
Detail of gift boxes:
I printed the boxes on photo paper, wrapped the ribbon around them, and attached them with glue dots.
Detail of tree:
The trimmings for the tree were printed on normal paper, brushed with Mod Podge, and attached with glue dots.
I also attached a blue star like the one on the tree inside the card.
I seriously cannot believe I made this card!!!!! 😀

Snow and two LOs

Today we got snow here!!

And unlike last week, when we just had a few minutes of wet snow, this time it was the real thing!! I woke up to see white rooftops and bushes! It didn’t cover the street though.
Throughout the day, we’ve had some more snow showers, quite violent!

It looks like winter is getting here faster this year!
I did 2 LOs with Bree’s Fairtree Fairies and I love how they turned out!

These pages go with this one I did about the Butterfly Garden, always using this kit.

Another Hybrid Card

I’m really into hybrid now! Yesterday I did some shopping (DH was really nice about it: isn’t he just great?!?? 🙂 ) and hopefully soon I’ll start working on a new project..

But for now, I’m still working on cards.
I did another Christmas card for the hybrid card challenge at ScrapMatters. Here’s my digital version:
and here’s the actual card:
Inspired by Heather (hedderlee)

Whimsical Wonderland – collab kit by Nicole, Flergs, Amanda, Kristi, Shawn, Franziska, MGL scraps, Jaque, TrishH, Adriane, Idzi, Amy&Lauren, Ellie Lash.

It was really a huge challenge for me to cut it out! I’m not good with scissors, and the photo paper glued with Mod Podge to the card was really quite thick. But luckily I didn’t do any damage and actually the card turned out really, really well!!

Shadow Work

I scrapped a page about our picnic (it was only 2 weeks ago, but the weather has changed a lot since then: we had the first snowflakes! and now lots and lots of rain..) today.

I have a few more pretty pictures about it so I will do 1 or 2 more pages.
I did this one for the 10.07.08 Tuesday Template at ScrapMatters.
I worked a lot on the shadows. Up to now, I always used the preset drop shadows in Photoshop Elements, but from now on I decided to create the shadows from scratch for each elements. I think it really pays!


Template by Scrapmuss

Peace and Quiet by Britt-ish Designs and Andilynn Designs

Fonts: FG Bonnie’s, My Own Topher

My 1st Hybrid LO

Inspired by a challenge at Sugarplum Paperie, I just finished my first hybrid LO!
I did an 8.5×11 inches page on a recipe: I want to to a page for all our favorite recipes, and after I finished this one I must say it was easier than I feared!

So here’s what I did.
First, I planned the LO on the computer, and did this (click image to enlarge):

Glitzy Bits, Bleached Cardboard by Sugarplum Paperie

Alpha from Chilled Wine collab by mgl Scraps and Sugarplum Paperie
Font: My Own Topher

I printed the title, ingredients, garnishes and instructions on normal paper, cut them out and brushed a thin layer of glossy-lustre Mod Podge over them.
Then I printed the picture of the dish on glossy photo paper and cut it out.
I finally glued everything on a cardstock with Mod Podge and… tadaa:

(sorry the photo is awful!)
It turned out really really well!
I simply *love* the texture given by brushing the Mod Podge, and how it contrasts with the shiny photo:

So this really was easier than I thought, and now I have the first recipe for my cookbook!

Busy weekend and even busier week ahead!

It’s been a busy but very nice weekend: we had friends over for dinner on Friday, then spent most of the weekend around for concerts and museums.
It’s going to be a very busy week for me since I’m going at a conference (which starts at 8AM.. ugh! I’m NOT a morning person) for most of the week.

Anyway, today I managed to sneak in some time for scrap! 🙂
I did a LO for the Word Up! Challenge at ScrapMatters: we had to use an acrostic.

Ferntree Fairies – Scrap’it designs by Brianna Cox

Font: My Own Topher

Picture is from last week’s picnic at the lake (no need to worry, you’ll get more LOs about it).
I used Bree’s latest kit, Ferntree Fairies, because it has such a romantic feeling that I found it perfect for this picture.

Hybrid Fever

OK, so this weekend DH brought me shopping and I picked up some essential supplies for card making: Mod Podge, cards, cuttter, cutting mat, photo paper.

So I did another card for Christmas:


Template by Jaime Ward
Glam-o-rama paper pack by Britt-ish Designs

Elements from Away in a Manger by Raspberry Road Designs
And here’s the printed out+assembled version:
I also reprinted the card I did last week and I must say I love these cards!! Printing them on fancy paper does half the trick!