Sunday, 27 September 2009

newspaper flower

This card is a bit taller than a standard size. It is about 7x4 inches. I love trying new sizes and I rarely mail cards so I don't bother worrying about an envelope. The paper flower is a combination of techniques, some I have made up and some I have seen elsewhere (try LeahJohanna's vBlog #38) To make the leaves I cut out the shape, put them through my crimper, inked them and distressed the edges, then bent them.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Camping 09 - Road Trip

I used a few snapshots on this page. These photos really share what this camping trip was all about for us. The truck was packed super full, driving there was pretty awesome and that tiny little tent - 4 people squshed in there.
I made the film strip using the Zutter Bind-it-all punch. The camera diecut was cut using the Going Places cartridge for the Cricut. Love that one!
I love this cosmo cricket paper but I do not remember the collection it is from. this happens to me alot :(

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Camping 09 - toilet

This layout involves alot of humour comming from some crazy friends. Please prepare yourself :)
When we were camping we found the outhouses rather unbearable. And by this I mean that they had the sort of stench that made you gag. Although I dont think the camp owners would be pleased to see this, we did infact build our own toilet in the woods. It wasnt far from our camp site and as you can see we even made a tarp shelter. We could close it so that there was more privacy.
In the biggest photo you can see the role of toilet paper hanging on a twig. Pretty cute! The little ladies bathroom girl was cut using the Going Places cartridge for the Cricut machine. Im pretty sure they mean "going" as in traveling, not as in bathroom... HAHAHA!
The main background paper is from Basic Grey but sadly I do not know the collection.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Fun Gift Set

So we are now halfway through the month of September and it is still HOT outside! On the one hand, I really want to wear my fall clothes but of course I still appreciate the weather. I was feeling inprired to do somthing extra creative so I decided to make a gift bag. I designed this pattern and made the actual bag part too!
I punched tiny holes in the top of the bag to add the handles. A trick I like to use for the stuffing is to run it through my paper crimper and then send it through the shredder. So easy!
I stamped the border thing (don't know what to call that) using my Office Policy set from Collage Press. A very versatile set.
Here is the little card that goes with the bag. It was very easy to throw together using scraps from the bag.
Supply List:
  • ink- black, ruby red, creamy caramel
  • paper- cranberry (books are fun), black, white, Hometown: Norm's News (October Afternoon), Grunge (Kaiser Scrapbook)
  • stamps- Office Policy (Collage Press)
  • other- hemp, crimper, shredder

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Camping 09 - food

All you people who like multi-photo layouts are gonna LOVE this! I dont think I have ever done a page with so many pictures. It came together surprisingly fast once I figured out how I was going to arrange them all. I journaled on a few old olive stips of paper, hand cut the bracket shape and added another film strip border. I just discoverd there is a film strip sizzix die! I might have to buy that sometime.
The little fork and knife from the Cricut going places cartridge is a cut touch. I painted the black paper blue to match the arrow.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

VIDEO! tour my scraproom!

So, after alot of issues, annoying rants and struggling I have finally managed to upload my video to my blog! YAY! If you would rather watch on youtube or would like to check out my youtube profile, please visit me at (hopefully that link works!)

I really enjoy all the feedback I get from youtube so I will definately be making more videos. If you have any ideas please let me know! I might do a tutorial or somthing else soon.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Camping 09 - blaze new tails

Here is another camping layout! There are plenty more to come. Sorry about the quick post but I am off to school very soon.
I LOVE these film strip borders! Using them on everything lately... maybe I will do a tutorial!

I recently posted my scrap room tour on Youtube! Hopefully I will figure out how to get it on blogger. In the meantime, try searching my username "staybeautiful84" to find my video on Youtube.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Camping 09

This is a very fun layout about a summer camping trip. It was easy to put together because the BG pattern paper did all the work.The brown flourish you see was cut using the cricut machine. I used a creative memories punch to make the mini film strip border thing.
I love this picture because I am with my friends and we all happen to be wearing matching outfits! No, we are not creepy, this was unplanned. :)

These letters are from october afternoon and I used them on pretty much all my camp pages. (I have lots more to share! YAY)

This long weekend my friends and I are going up to Edmonton AB to West Ed Mall! SHOPPING! yay! Of course I will be home in time to watch the Stampeders/Eskimos labour day classic on monday! woot! go Stamps go!

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Suddenly I See

I started grade 11 today! I was really not looking forward to going back but I sure was glad to see alot of people. I think it will be a great year despite weird teachers, hard classes and boring material. This scrapbook page could be taken very metaphorically but seriously, I just picked this song to go with the eye photo because of it's title: Suddenly I See. The journaling is all sony lyrics.
This layout was super simple but I really love it! I'm into film strips right now. I have used tiny ones as borders and ones like this with photos. See that adorable scallop edge with the birdies? it is the edge off some Sassafras paper!

I love, love, love these letters by basic grey. I like that the chipboard core is white (so very easy to sponge or leave blank) and also they are self adhesive. What is even better is that there are 8, yes 8 "e"s in the package! I use alot of words with "e"s it seems so this makes me very happy!