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Friday, February 27, 2009

Flirty Fridays - For the little ones

You know you're really wishing for spring, when...

I made this with Easter in mind, I'm over a month early! *lol* It was made as something for the younger ones in our lives. It's simple and cute and they can carry stuff in it. Of course I was thinking easter eggs, but hey, any smallish items will do!

I used what I had and it happened to be last years Imaginisce summer line called a shore thing, this year they have another great line called Summer Cool which would work just as well. These papers are super nice and a great deal to boot!

A single sheet of double sided paper is all you need to make the purse/bag part of it, folded to make a cone with a flap that is folded over at the front. I folded it in about 7 inches from one corner and eyeballed it from there. Sorry ladies, I don't have anything more specific than that :-( It can all be held together with either double sided tape or mounting squares.

You can use the Summer Cool Ribbon a la mode for the handle if you want something to match. I just punched in a hole on either side of the cone to thread the ribbon through and finished it off with a single knot.

The Seaside Mix - Petal Pops work great for the flowers! For a little bling on your you can use Imaginisce Fairest of Them All - Fairy Dust Brads, anything will a little sparkle or shine will do just fine!

I used my edging scissors on the flap and inked it to finish it off nicely. I think when the time comes around for easter egg hunts this will be going to a particular 7 year old that I know that will get a kick out of it. I think it even matches her room!

Enjoy and wishing you happy springtime thoughts, even if they are early!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Dream A Little Dream! ~ Jackie's Creations

First of all I have to admit I am so excited to post my first Design Team creations! I am honoured to be a member of the Posh Design Team, and would like to thank Nini for this wonderful opportunity!

I also urge you to join our Interactive Community, it is a really friendly group of ladies that are super talented!

I was very happy to get my first kit from Posh Designs Scrapbook Store! It was bursting with so many scrapbooking goodies, it was exciting to open the box and see it all! Now I am going to share some of the layouts I made using the fabulous Design Team kit I received.

This first layout is of my daughter and I.

The gorgeous base piece of cardstock is Fancy Pants - Daydreams - Envision. I covered the base piece of cardstock with a stunning transparency overlay Fancy Pants - Daydreams -A little Dream. I stapled in various spots around the edges to atache the cardstock and the overlay together. I thought it gave the layout a fun look.

What I love about these transparencies is you don’t need a distressor to give the edges a cool look! I just curled and bent them by hand, I love the finished look. I then folded the top right corner and added a button. I also added a button in the middle of the flower on the transparency using a glue dot.

For the title I used the We R Memory Keepers - White-Out - Nonsense - Color Rub-Ons. They are such fun rub ons, and come with so many designs I just love them!

I distressed the edges of my photo and matted it on a pink piece of cardstock. I adhered the photo to my layout, using my tape runner. I did not glue the right side of my photo to the layout because I wanted to use it as a pocket to hide a journaling spot. I used a plain piece of lined card stock as a journaling tag.

The stunning flower is from Imagisce - Rainbow Blooms. Shimmer and shine these flowers are beautiful! I added a fabric covered brad to the center. And to finish it off I used my paper piercer to pierce flourishes, and added some bling around the photo.

This second layout is about my Grandmother.
The base piece of cardstock is Fancy Pants - Daydreams - Dream. I just love the look of this paper it is so pretty.

I then cut a 3 x 11 piece of gray cardstock and trimmed the edges with decorative scissors. I covered the cardstock with the gorgeous KaiserCraft Fozz Felt Flower Power Fushia!

Then I added buttons, brads and small green felt flowers and circles to the felt. The green flowers and cirlces are Making Memories - Felt Alpha Stickers - Green. I also used these fun fuzzy felt stickers to make the title on this layout. I then attached the finished felt and cardstock strip to the layout using a tape runner.

I added fun flower rubons from Fancy Pants - Daydreams Collection. Okay I have to admit I was not one to use rubons often…but I am now! I love this line of rub ons. They are really cute and you get so many fun designs it is such a great value!

The little journaling spot and the word memories are We R Memory Keepers - White-Out - Nonsense - Color Rub-Ons. If you have any questions about these projects please feel free to contact me.
Happy Scrapping!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Flirty Fridays - Wedding Dress Alterations LO

For those of you who don't know, my "alter ego" is The Pink Bride. I am getting married in just 99 days (finally down to double digits, and I must admit I am kinda freeking out!) You might ask what the heck that has to do with scrapbooking, but trust me I am getting there......

Once I saw the beautiful paper that Nini sent me in my DT kit, I knew exactly what I wanted to use it for! I decided to use some of the pictures of my wedding dress being altered and turn them into a LO. Here's what I came up with......

I used a plain pale pink cardstock for the background (this was paper actually left over from our wedding invitations). I cut a 2" piece of the "Simplicity" paper from Fancy Pants for the bottom of each page. These were tore at the top and then inked with Sazon Timber Brown ink. My main picture (on the left page, it's a full length shot of my dress with pins in the bottom) was matted in the fushia card stock in a 4.5" x 6.5. The corners were rounded, and it was inked with the same Sazon ink. It was then re-matted in the purple card stock in a 5" x 7", corners were rounded it was inked as well. I also used 2 of the "tags" from the "Titles and Tags" sheet from the same "Simplicity" collection. Each flower was inked, and they were attached together with a small dark blue brad. I used glue dots to attach the flowers to the LO, and my glue runner to attach the pictures, the journaling, and the bottom paper. My journaling block is 2.5" x 3" in the purple card stock. Again I rounded the corners and inked the edges. (I have a thing for rounding corners and inking!) I also added some rhinestones that I had laying arround in my scrapbook box just to add a bit of "bling" to the LO.

For the right page, I had pictures of the bottom in it's hemming stages (it still had the safety pins in), and a close up of the breathtaking beading that adornes the top of my dress. These 2 pictures were cut from a 4 x 6 to a 4" x 4.5". They were matted with the same colours as the main picture, except this time my mats were 4.5" x 5" in the pink, and 5" x 5.5" in the purple. All corners were rounded, and inked. The two small journaling areas were cut to 1" x 3", corners again rounded and inked. I used my white pen to journal on the purple paper as it showed up much nicer than my favorite black pen. I again added rhinestones to just help add a little bit of bling, and bring out some of the sparkle in the dress.

I can hardly wait for the next 99 days to fly by so I can put on my beautiful princess dress and go and marry my prince charming!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

KaiserCrafts Beyond the Pages MDF Storage Box

Hi everyone! It's the McSmitty Girl here again and I am so excited to show you my 'box'. Okay well it is not just any sort of box; it's a memory box I made for my son Cole. Using Kaiser Craft Beyond the Page All Purpose Box.

Here are my instructions in creating this box:

When I received this box it was a blank canvas and I immediately thought, 'Paint'! So I used Making Memories Paint - Navy for the exterior and Bordeaux for the interior. I put 2 coats of each paint on all sides of the wood. The set of papers I chose for this project was taken from the DCVW new collection 'Animal Crackers'. This paper pack is awesome and so darn cute especially with the glitter!

Once my papers and ribbons were selected; I matched up the two sides of the box together, chose a different set of paper and ribbons for the front of the box and lastly another set for the top of the box. Glued all the papers and ribbons prior to assembling the box together. Once that was complete, I placed Kaisercraft Rhinestone Star Frame in Black and then cut the name Cole using my Cricut Base Camp cartridge at 1-3/4". On the inside I placed a journalling tag from Daisy D's and dedicated the box to my son. That's it! How simple was that.

*Ribbons used were from Doodlebug, Bo Bunny, American Crafts.

My little sister

Being a DT member has it's perks :-) One of which is the DT kit that gets sent out to it's members.

I had decided that to honour my sister, I would make a LO focusing on her. The timing couldn't be more appropriate. This week she has to go in to have a kidney biopsy as they are unsure as to what's wrong with them, following that she'll be scheduled for a lung biopsy. It breaks my heart for her to have to go through this. She's developementally challenged and doesn't understand fully what is going on when she goes into the hospital.

I'll actually be leaving the city/province tomorrow afternoon, to go home to be with her and my dad. They need all the support they can get and I'd rather be there with them, then worrying my butt off here (600 or so kms away!).

So on Friday, I won't be around for Flirty Fridays. Maybe one of the other ladies will take over for me for the day OR they might post something completely different. You'll have to stop by to find out, even I don't know what's going to happen.

Take care everyone!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tuesday's with McSmitty Girl - Baby Shower Card & Wedding Layout using Cricut

Hi everyone,
here are my creations for this month's DT posting. The materials used are from well known brands such as Kaiser Craft, Crate Paper and Prima! All projects were created from materials in this month's DT Kit (except where noted). Everything was perfectly coordinated and there was plenty of product to go around! The main tool used was my Cricut (that's no surprise - check out Posh Designs Interactive Community and go to 'My Page' to see why).

I created this layout titled "Love is kind... Love never ends" as a dedication to my Wedding Day. I was nervous to create such an important LO. Perhaps I was scared that I would 'ruin' my pictures and therefore the overall project. But after seeing the cardstock papers in this kit (all from Kaiser Craft); I was inspired. Below are my step by step instructions on creating this LO.

Using Kaiser Crafts Patterned Papers from their Reminiscing Collection, I used "My Love" design and trim med out .25" all around to fit onto 12x12 background cardstock for weight and 'to ground' the various patterns used in this LO. I also used Cricut's Home Decor Cartridge to cut the floral

My first cut was the flower-1 image using the shadowed feature with the Fit to Page mode. The second cut was the Normal feature cutting at 11" which was the size of the Fit to Page mode from the previous image. I then nested and glued the images together and then cut them in half and placed each piece onto the side of the page (one on the left and vice-versa, to make it appear as one but also give continuity to my double page layout).

I arranged my pictures. all cut the same size and exact shape using my Coluzzle for balance. For the title I used the Cricut Stone Script cartridge cutting all the letters at 1-1/4". Lastly, I journalled and embellished for finish.

*Other materials used: Solid cardstock: Stampin
Up, Journalling Pen: Sharpie

For my second project I made a Card, Envelope and Tag Set using the New Arrival Cricut Cartridge. My Dear MIL and I are invited to a Baby Shower in March and they are having a boy! For these items I wanted to see if I could use just 2 pieces of cardstock because I wanted everything to coordinate. Well to my surprise, I did with healthy scrap left over! Here are my instructions for the items created here. All materials used are from the DT Kit.

For the card I used Kaiser Crafts "Treasure" Patterned Paper again, from their Reminiscing line. Using the Cricut I cut the card at 6" using the Real Dial Size mode. I then cut out the "mommy" and "mommy-s" images at 3-3/4". I colored in the parts for added dimension, nested the glued the images onto the card. I embellished using Crate Paper's Mia Collection Rub-Ons and Cosmo Cricket's "Drop me a Note" Cardstock Stickers. (On sale for only 1.99$)

Now, for the envelope, using the Cricut I cut envelope-2 at 6", scored and folded the card accordingly ensuring the pattern was on the inside! I used Kaiser Crafts "Recollect" patterned paper. I then glued "It's a Boy" (positive image from tag created) onto the back. Lastly, I placed a chipboard piece to ensure proper closure!

If there are any questions related to this project especially related to the Cricut functionality used for these projects, please let me know. I'd love to hear from you!

Posh Designs Blog Candy Giveaway and the Winners are...

Congratulations to our 3 lucky winners of Posh Designs Sweet Blog Candy Giveaway... Here are our random numbers for this draw:

2, 8 and 11 (we will be contacting you shortly)

Prospero's Daughter
Anonymous (hi hi hi...) ~ trishy75(at)hotmail(dot)com
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Friday, February 13, 2009

Flirty Fridays - Valentine's gift box

Because I may not be around tomorrow, I will wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day, one day early!

My project for this week will actually be part of my Valentine's gift to my special someone :-)

I had fun with this one, it's simple, adorable and oh so practical.

When closed it makes a 5 sided "box" that I intend to use for a flower. I took a full page of cardstock, the one I chose was from the Taj Mahal paper pack, gorgeous and perfect for this item. I folded it so it was in 7 segments all the same size. It worked out to be about 1.7 inches per segment. The top segment was cut so that it created a triangular flap. The next segment down had two holes punched into it for the ribbon to go through.

On the inside I used a piece of The Chocolate Box core'dinations cardstock with a co-ordinating colour to the outside of the box. I used chipboard letters to spell out "be mine" and placed them underneath the paper and sanded over the letters so they would show through with the core colour. I used one of the Bittersweet rub ons to add a little something to the inside of the box. I kept the inside simple as there will be a flower in there and I didn't want it to feel too busy. I inked the edges, both inside and out of the box to finish it off.

I used a round velcro tab under the flap to keep the box closed. Threaded a ribbon through the two holes that were punched and added a simple heart embellishment to the front. For something like this you can make it as simple or as detailed as you'd like.

The combinations are endless. I plan to use it for a flower, you could make it smaller and use it for something entirely different. It could be used as an invitation box instead of the usual invites that could get sent out. Now that I've actually made one and realise how simple they are, I think I'll be making more of them in the future.

Once again, Happy V-Day!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Flirty Fridays - It's coupon day!

Let's pretend we have a time machine and we've just gone back to yesterday, Feb. Friday the 6th, ok? *lol* I sometimes feel that's what my life is like, going back and forth between places and times. Oh wait, sorry that's the tv shows I watch. As you can see my Friday post is a day late, but here it is!

I think I've really been trying to come up with ideas that are outside the page to show you what else can be done with the amazing supplies available to us. This week I've made a coupon book, perfect for a loved one in your life.

You'll notice that it's pretty straight forward, a rectangular piece of cardstock with a patterned piece overtop of it to add some colour.

I've made a number of coupons that will be placed on the inside of the booklet. You can make as many as you want. I went with four to keep things simple. Use your computer to print up the coupons with whatever you think appropriate, the sky's the limit!

Use a hole punch or in my case my eyelet punch to make holes for the ribbon to go through. This is a handy way to keep the coupons together and inside the book. The outside front sleeve just slips behind the left front lip. You can keep this super simple or decorate it to your heart's content. I've inked the edges to give it a little extra something. I'm still new to inking so bear with me :-)

After it's all put together, tuck it in a loved one's pocket or slip it into their Valentine's Day card and wait for the coupons to be redeemed!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Valentine's Day Cupcake Cards/Boxes

My son and I always try to come up with something a little different for his valentine's at school. (he's really big on the holidays, and loves to do little "gifts" for his friends)
As I was surfing arround online I found these really adorable little Cupcake "boxes" and thought these might be really fun to create. So after making a mock up one and showing it off, kiddo decided these would be "perfect".

They are quite simple to make, (each one has taken just over 5 mins to make) they are more cutting than anything, but they are definately worth the effort. The "ingredients" are few for these little cupcakes: card stock, patterned paper, scisiors, hole punch, ribbon, paper scorer and of course I used ink on the edges.

I have the template saved on my computer, if you would like a copy of it, just email me and I will send it off to you (I can be reached via my profile).

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Posh Designs Blog Candy Giveaway! CLOSED

This month is all about love! And here at Posh Designs Scrapbook Store, we are giving away 3 complete collections of Pink Paislee’s Sweet Cakes line! Because we need to make room for all the fabulous new products that are coming in!

Wondering how you can get your hands on these sweet goodies?!

It’s simple all you have to do is post a link to this blog candy on your blog, or a link to Posh Designs Scrapbook Store: on your blog! Then leave a comment on this post, and spread the word!

Don’t have a blog… Don’t worry just spread the word, and leave a comment on this post and make sure it includes your email address! It’s that easy!

This contest is open to everyone! A winner will be drawn using random number generator. So go on spread the word, and you could be the winner of Posh Designs Sweet Blog Candy Giveaway!
This collection is so adorable from the ribbons to the rubons, it is too cute for words!

And an added bonus... You get two sheets of each gorgeous papers that are in the second photo!

So spread the word and you could be one of the three lucky winners to get these sweet goodies!

Be sure to leave your comment and/or link before February 16th, goodluck!


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