He Said She Said

I was making a card today and, because for some reason I cannot seem to be able to print on only half a sheet of paper, I made another page for my art journal too to print along with the card. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Am I the only one who tries to cover the most surface possible when printing one sheet of paper? ๐Ÿ™‚

Paper from Orchid Elixir, Painted Grunge Papers, Chipper Chatter: Verbs, Vintage Paper Lace by Studio Tangie
Fonts: Dead secretary, SociaL AnimaL, Badaboom BB

Red River Paper polar matte
Glossy accents
Glue dots

And in case this page made you wonder – yes, I did have a good weekend – eventually. ๐Ÿ™‚
The worst part of my weekend was having to wake up early this morning (a holiday!) to drive DH to the train station. Oh well. I stopped at AC Moore’s on my way back home to buy some flowers and brads. ๐Ÿ˜‰

As of now, my blog has widened to fit images 600 pixels wide. It was about time! ๐Ÿ™‚

Something New

I was RAKed by Sylvie of Sausan Designs with a very lovely kit of hers, Hip!, so I finally took the plunge after drooling for months over the many creative art journal pages in the galleries all over digiland, and started my very own art journal. Of course it’s my interpretation, so it’s not over packed with stuff, but I really, really love these pages!

Hip! by Sausan Designs
Fonts: Eutemia I, Pea Summer Funkyness, Rebekah’s Birthday, the King & Queen font, Pea Stacy’s Doodle script and Le bain au milieu de la fin d’aprรจs-midi vers 17:49

Physical supplies:
Printed on Polar Matte by Red River Paper
Glossy accents used on the flower
Ranger Tim Holtz distress ink

Yes, I did my first hand stitching on a project ever, and I love how it turned out! (it took me forever though ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) You can’t really tell from the picture but there’s glossy accents on the flower. There’s also a half-face of mine blended in the bottom right hand corner, not sure if you can see it. ๐Ÿ™‚
I used a notebook with pages of about 4″ – fairly small so you can’t fill the page with tiny details, but it’s so cute!
And here’s the second page:

Hip! and newsletter freebie by Sausan Designs
Font: Pea Olson

Physical supplies:
Printed on Polar Matte by Red River Paper
Ranger Tim Holtz distress ink

The orange color on this page is not digi – it’s distress ink mixed with water. So cool!

I’m so excited about this new project! ๐Ÿ™‚

In the Garden

There’s one kit in Mari Koegelenberg’s guest store at Miss Tiina’s that I haven’t shown you yet, and let me tell you: it’s a good one!

The papers in this kit are amazing!! And like her whole store at Miss Tiina’s, this kit is 50% off for the rest of the month!
I used it to scrap a page about my mom’s visit (this is day 9, and no, I haven’t scrapped days 2-8 yet, but I thought this kit was just perfect for this pic! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ):

In the Garden by Mari Koegelenberg Creations
Photo action by Pioneer Woman

Have a nice weekend!

A Few Challenges

I am (slowly) scrapping my mom’s visit. Here’s another part of her first day:

Template by wm[squared] designs Shopaholic mini and add-on by Plum Dumpling Designs
Kraft paper from Background Essentials by Jennifer Barrette
Stitches from Stitch Me Up: Combo by Chelle’s Creations
Photo actions by Pioneer Woman and Totally Rad
Font: CK mini

I did this for the Tuesday Template challenge at ScrapMatters. I rarely use templates, but I really liked using this one!

I also made a card for today’s It’s in the Cards challenge and I really LOVE how my card turned out!

Template by Julie (Juliemomof4)
Kiss That Frog by Britt-ish Designs and DeCrow Designs
Font: CK mini
Red River Paper polar matte
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress ink Peeled Paint
Ranger Cotton Candy Stickles
Glue dots
BBP strass adhesifs

And here’s a detail of the froggie and all the stickles:

I also entered this for a contest going on at Tim Holtz‘s blog. That man is such an inspiration! I’ve been expanding my techniques (and supplies too, LOL!) ever since I found his blog back in December.

Loving Purple Right Now!

Mari Koegelenberg has another, gorgeous kit at Miss Tiina’s (she’s guesting there this month) – and it’s 50% off as is her whole store there!!

I am loving purple lately – and I bought this lovely t-shirt on the recent shopping spree with my mom:

Calypso and alpha (recolored) from I Luv U by Mari Koegelenberg Creations
Font: DJB Jennifer Script 1
Photo actions by Totally Rad

Love it!

So, today is my 3rd wedding anniversary, but sadly DH is out of town and I’m having a super-busy week at work – cannot wait for it to be over!

Animal Mobile

Happy Saturday! I’m here to share my project for the May ScrapMatters newsletter. This was so much fun to make! However, taking a picture of the completed project was not fun at all: I didn’t have enough light, and all the animals kept moving around! Ugh! Here’s the best shot I could get:

Giraffe and bird from Animal Kingdom by Britt-ish Designs
Frog from Kiss That Frog by Britt-ish Designs and DeCrow Designs
Turtle and seagull from Fish Are Friends by Britt-ish Designs
Bunny: shape from Sunshine and Daffodils (elements) by Sahlin Studio, paper from Animal Kingdom by Britt-ish Designs and pompom from Easter Salutations by Britt-ish Designs and Studio Tangie
Fish from More Fish Friends by Britt-ish Designs
Elephant from Land of Fantasy by Britt-ish Designs and Sahlin Studio

I used several kits by Britt-ish Designs to find the adorable animals for my project.

It looks so much better in person. When I finished it, DH said it turned out much better than he expected (ha, thanks for the vote of confidence!). I’ll take that as a compliment, anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet & Simple kit

This month’s Sweet and Simple kit by Gina Marie Huff was put in the store late, but let me tell you: it was worth the wait! It is so huge and fabulous!

I used it to start scrapping my mom’s visit, and I really love how these pages have turned out! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sweet and Simple kit #5 papers, elements and alpha by Gina Marie Huff
Fonts: Century Gothic, CK Mini

Template by Roadside Designs
Sweet and Simple kit #5 papers, elements and alpha by Gina Marie Huff
Font: CK Mini
Photo actions by My Four Hens Photography

Sweet and Simple kit #5 papers, elements and alpha by Gina Marie Huff
Font: CK Mini
Photo actions by My Four Hens Photography

Yes, we has snow on Mother’s Day! It was only a dusting. We had really poor weather when my mom was here, it was pretty cold! Oh well, we had a great time anyway! ๐Ÿ™‚
I have a lot more pictures to scrap about her visit, so be prepared to see them soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

What’s Cooking?

Mari Koegelenberg has an adorable new kit out today – and with a husband who is a great cook, I couldn’t be happier to have this kit! ๐Ÿ˜‰

The papers in this kit are stunning!!!!! She also has a great set of printables – perfect to make a recipe book!

Check out the great examples Mari posted on her blog – these printables are fantastic!

And the best news is that they’re both 30% off today and tomorrow!
Here’s a page I did with this lovely kit:

What’s Cooking by Mari Koegelenberg Creations
Gel action by Atomic Cupcake
Photo actions by My Four Hens Photography
Fonts: Pea Olson, Le bain au milieu de la fin d’aprรจs-midi vers 17:49

On a personal note, my mom’s visit ended Monday, so I’m back to my usual routine – and some scrapping  too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve been scrapping a few pages about her visit and I’ll post them here tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚


Mari Koegelenberg has a collab with Nicole of Sugarplum Paperie out today and I’m totally in love with it!!!

I love the colors and all those pretty elements!!
I am on a scrapping break (my mom is visiting so I don’t have any scrapping time) but I know I’ll be using this kit as soon as she leaves – it’s perfect for a mom&me page!
The kit is 30% off right now, so grab it quick! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!
I am very happy that my mom is actually visiting right now and spending Mother’s Day together is just an added bonus!

Here’s my Mother’s Day Card (featured in the April ScrapMatters newsletter):

Happy Go Lucky by Jennifer Barrette

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