Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Our Online Crop!!! An invitation...

Hey everybody! Newsflash!!!

Be certain that you hop on over to Scrapbooker's Club House this week!

We're having a week long, ONLINE crop! Here's how to find us. We're a click away!

Link: Scrapbooker's Club House

We began this fun-filled week on Monday with lots of fun challenges, make 'n takes and chatty friends. There are prizes too! Our theme is "Croppin' through the Year!" Each month of the year and the number associated with it were used to create fun scrappy challenges from your SBCH Design Team Members.

I posted TWO challenges today. Please stop by and see what YOU can create! Here are the two challenges, check 'em out!~

March challenge: http://www.scrapbookersclubhouse.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6704

April challenge: http://www.scrapbookersclubhouse.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6705

Tomorrow (Wed., Jan 30) I'll be posting a fun Make 'n Take class. You'll be able to use up some scraps and have fun in the process! Come visit us! You'll love SBCH.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Tags for Gift-Bags!

Made these folded and flat tags with SCRAPS! I am so excited! :)

A lot of it is from the Cloud 9 Designs "Chocolate Chalet" SBCH February Kit. Link: http://www.scrapbookersclubhouse.com/oscommerce/catalog/index.php?cPath=65&osCsid=c68472c8632c799019bec6a22d66cf08

What a generous Kit! You know, I STILL have some left and will be using up EVERY last BIT of it!! It's sooo gorgeous. I especially loved the striped paper.... LOL, me and my stripes... You will ADORE this kit.

The tags each have eyelets so they can be attached to gift bags with ribbon or raffia.

I did a LOT of doodling on these. What a beautiful effect.

That doodling was actually all done with the January SBCH Kit's white Signo Uniball Pen http://www.scrapbookersclubhouse.com/oscommerce/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1&products_id=4386 and with a black American Crafts Slickwriter I got at SBCH. http://www.scrapbookersclubhouse.com/oscommerce/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=3897

Thanks for checking out the newest of my creations!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

NEW creations!

All of these creations were made with the "Chocolate Chalet" February Kit from Scrapbooker's Club House.

By the way we're having an online crop party at Scrapbooker's Club House this coming week, so pls feel free to join us! There will be games and prizes and fun!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

BIG NEWS! "Croppin' through the Year" online Crop Party is COMING!!!

Scrapbooker's Club House is having a "Cropping Through The Year" ONLINE Crop Party!!!
Everyone, please mark your calendars, 'cause starting on January 28th we're kicking off another week-long online crop!!!! The very first week-long crop over at SBCH was such a hit, there's going to be ANOTHER! And it's coming up really SOON!!

You crop in the comfort of your own home, "WITH" us!! That's right, the SBCH site will be putting up lots of exciting challenges, "make n’ takes," and classes. There will even be scrapbooking-related games planned to get everyones inspiration kicked into MEGA high-gear. Making and sharing creations is so much fun!

Be sure that you complete as many challenges as you can. The more you complete, the more chances you'll have to WIN!

Scrapbooker’s Club House as well as the Design Team Members will provide prizes which will be drawn at the end of the crop.

Please join us and crop crop crop!!! We'd adore SEEING YOU THERE!~

Cards, Cards, Cards!!

Here are some cards made with the fabulous and versatile SBCH February 2008 Cloud 9 Designs kit.Hope you like them!

Altered Box project

Altered Box (Done with SBCH February Cloud 9 Designs 2008 Kit)
** = from SBCH February 2008 Chocolate Chalet Cloud 9 Designs Kit
<< = from SBCH store
Pop-top box from travel wipes; WalMart
Pale Mauve 3/8" satin ribbon: Home Sweet Home; So-Facile Canada
Blue ribbon: All My Memories Expressions decorative ribbon~Jean jacket blue (TY Sherry)
Letter "A" is from Cloud 9 Designs Chocolate Chalet Collection: Alphabet stickers
Queen & Co. Kissy Fit Fab Flowers: black, fuschia & pastel glazed flowers from Kit **
Center of flowers~ Coppery Brad: American Traditional Designs
Small flower in center: "Got Flowers?" Prima vintage <<
Patterned Paper: Razzberry Heaven #12-72886 Chocolate Chalet Collection Cloud 9 Designs**
Mod Podge: Plaid <<
Ink: Ink it up! Black 1027-01
1/2" paintbrush for podge
Tsukineko sponge dauber <<
MM Ribbon Glue <<
Mini-Glue Dots <<


Noah and the Tulips/Brothers 2006

Noah and the Tulips and Brothers (done with pp from SBCH February Kit: Cloud 9 Designs) Also done for Nicole's January Vertical Journaling Challenge

** = from FEBRUARY SBCH Cloud 9 Designs "Chocolate Chalet" KIT
<< = from SBCH store

Cardstock: Bazzill GULF <<
Brown CS: Java**
Striped pp: Chocolate Supreme #12-72882, CHOCOLATE CHALET, Cloud 9 Design **
Brown circles pp: Chocolate Heaven #12-72887, CHOCOLATE CHALET, Cloud 9 Design **
Pen: Uniball signo- white**
Lettering (On page of just Noah): BasicGrey LIK 569: Lilykate lettering sheet <<
Lettering("Brothers"): Cloud 9 Designs Cardstock Alphabet Stickers (Chocolate Chalet Collection) #12-72918**
Ink: Ink it up! Black #1072-01

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Big Honkin' Newsflash!!

This was a layout done for LYNN'S FEBRUARY RESOLUTION CHALLENGE at SBCH. Here's the link to this FUN Challenge! What a hoot! (Or a honk??)

Please feel free to come on over and try it! :) What a great place to scrap and learn and share!


** = from FEBRUARY SBCH Cloud 9 Designs "Chocolate Chalet" KIT
<< = from SBCH store
Bazzill white **
Raspbery: Diva bling **
Lime green: Petty Cash bling **
Patterned Papers (pp's):
Striped pp: Chocolate Supreme #12-72882, CHOCOLATE CHALET, Cloud 9 Design **
Brown circles pp: Chocolate Heaven #12-72887, CHOCOLATE CHALET, Cloud 9 Design ** Raspberry circles pp: Razzberry Heaven #12-72886, CHOCOLATE CHALET, Cloud 9 Design**

Sheer acetate flowers~ pink: Feb Kit **
Brads in flower centres: American Traditional Designs- brights
White lace: unknown (TY Mom)
Dye Ink: Ink it up! Black: #1027-01
Numbers: BasicGrey LilyKate lettering sheet

More Chocolate Chalet @ SBCH!

SUPPLIES for "Laugh with me" Card:

** = February 2008 SBCH Kit

Raspberry CS: Bazzill "Diva bling" **
Striped pp: Chocolate Chalet~Chocolate Supreme #12-72882, Cloud 9 Design **
Acetate flowers: Feb Kit**
Laugh stamp: unknown
Dye ink: Ink it up! Black
Lge silver brad: American Traditional Designs
Floral Epoxy Brads: Chocolate Chalet~ Cloud 9 designs #12-73151 **
Brown pp: Chocolate Chalet~ Chocolate Heaven #12-72887, Cloud 9 Design **
Pink pp: Chocolate Chalet~ Razzberry Heaven #12-72886; Cloud 9 Design **
Tools: Zision Silent eyelet setter to punch brad holes (Provocraft)
American Crafts Slickwriter, fine black <<

"Projects" Notebook (done w/ SBCH February 2008 Cloud 9 designs Chocolate Chalet Kit!)

**= from SBCH February Kit

Notebook: Encore

Cardstock: Bazzill- Petty Cash (Lime)bling **

Striped pp: Cloud 9 Designs**

Lettering: Cloud 9 Designs**

Applique: from vintage top purchased at Frenchy's; Wilmot, NS


MM Ribbon Glue to adhere applique (avail at SBCH store)

The "Chocolate Chalet" at Scrapbooker's Club House!

An original project created with the awesome SBCH February kit "Chocolate Chalet" by Cloud 9 Designs. This is a totally yummy kit!
Here's the scoop on the project above...It's my newly created prototype of the "Weekly Menu Planner."
So exciting to be able to share it with you all!
My recipes for the week are clipped behind the write-on wipe-off surface area which was done with a transparency.
The recipes can be changed from week-to-week as can the written notes and the changing menu plan.
The days of the week remain static, so they are posted/adhered behind the transparency.
The top portion acts as a "folder." It's actually a repurposed cover from an old (unused) day-planner that was out of date. I sanded it to make the patt. paper adhere easily.
The recipes clipped inside the folder are 8 1/2 x11" sheets printed out from my own word-document recipe files. They're recipes that our entire family agrees upon (likes) and ones that we can use so that we ALL eat the same meal, with the exception of Noah (who is on a wheat and milk-free regime).
Every week will be a bit different to prevent boredom.
JUST LOVE the bright, cheerful and pretty February kit! (This is an original project idea. Hope you like it!)

Monday, January 14, 2008

Sneak Peeks are coming!!!!

The sneak peeks of the awesome Scrapbooker's Club House February Kit are due on the 15th of January! Stay tuned!

Yipppeee! There's some great stuff being unveiled, all made with this truly awesome kit.


Over on Scrapbooker's Club House a discussion was started having to do with choosing a word for 2008 (Ali Edwards talks about this in her blog. Link and her info on this challenge from 2007 is here: http://aliedwards.typepad.com/_a_/aezine_challenges/index.html ).

Here's the link to the SBCH discussions about the word each person chose for this new year, 2008...http://www.scrapbookersclubhouse.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=88654#88654

and here is my response...

I have decided that this year, my word is the verb "present. "


I want to be PRESENT, here, awake, really seeing and feeling everything that comes my way, weeding thru the quadrillion distractions to pinpoint the truly important things. I want to be present, to write everything down, take pictures of it, and later, feel it all over again... never forget it.

I want to take advantage of the intense focus & creativity that come to me when I am truly "present," undistracted, listening with my eyes, ears and heart.

Tall order.

But...moored in the good, safe harbour of the here and now, my heart feels always able to hope, has less fear of an uncertain future, is more able to "be" present and to share.

I want to be that open, that PRESENT... see all with fresh eyes, feel with an open mind & spirit, and always take advantage of the love and safety that I have been so blessed with.

I want to be PRESENT; nestled and roosted in a safe place- but present.

Present: That's my word for 2008.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Sophie and Sam

Here are my gorgeous niece and nephew, Sophie and Samuel.

Love these kids and their school pics and had to scrapbook them right away. Thanks Trish!

This page was done for a challenge posted over @ Scrapbooker's Club House by Jenn R. This was based upon a sketch Jenn made! You can see the challenge here: http://www.scrapbookersclubhouse.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6379&start=0
Supplies are as follows:
<<= from SB'ers Club House store

Patterned Papers:
Chatterbox Scrapbook Walls:
" Marigold # 24907 (printed & plain side)<<
" Olive Campus Flower #24308 (printed & plain side)<<
MME No.1 Out and About Collection: Green Circles, item # OA1002<<
Scrapworks Colors: Riviera Vibrato (rich yellow side only)
White Pioneer 12x12" CS: base for multi-patt paper page
Dye ink: Ink it up! Khaki green #1027-14
Rickrack: Gypsy Ribbon Collection~ BasicGrey rib-547
MagicScraps Two-Fold Fasteners "Thanksgiving" Item # MS1093-FS (TY Heather)
Brads: brass, "Make it Special (?)" Brads painted with Avon Color Last Nail Enamel in Rose Star (C) #353 (TY Sherry for the tip!)

White pen: Uniball Signo <<
MM Ribbon Glue <<
Zision Silent Setter (Holes for brads & fastener)
Glue Dots <<
Around the Block Antiquing Tool: brown ink <<
Unknown brand plastic template for scalloped edge on yellow paper (cut by hand)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Energy in a Moment

Here's the challenge I set out for all the SBCH gals this month. Come on over and give it a try! It's FUN!


"Energy in a Moment"

<<= From SBCH
Background PP: Rue 88 Iron Orchid Designs "Rendezvous" <<
Fleur-de-lis lower right hand-cut from Urban Couture pp: URB-360 Jacquard <<
Lettering BasicGrey Blush <<
Font: Book Antiqua
Journaling block & mat behind lower photo- BasicGrey Motifica collection<<
Mat behind journaling block, BasicGrey Recess: Biology REC-865
Buttons: various sources (local Frenchy's store; button bin)
Glue dots <<

Six Years on the Planet

Here's my creation in response to the awesome ad inspiration challenge that Cristin posted for us over at Scrapbooker's Club House. Here's where you can take part!~ http://www.scrapbookersclubhouse.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6384&start=0

The journaling reads as follows:
Six Years on the Planet
Six years with us, Daniel; time zooming by like the blur of a speeding meteorite! You’re our resident scientific expert on all things planet-related. You pore over books, study websites. You draw the solar system and ask Mom to make mobiles of the planets with you. You burst out with scientific trivia connected to moons, having a bearing on shooting stars, or relevant to the Milky Way. You are the authority on atmospheric types and planet nicknames. Space travel is a dream of yours… you long for a telescope to “play with” and you amaze friends with your endless vista of space-knowledge.

You go through life with the aid of your zoom-powered rocket boosters. At least I think you do… how ELSE could you move so quickly?

And “quick” you are: Quick to gain new knowledge and quick to share it with us. Quick to ask questions, quick to make us think. No wonder the time passed with such velocity! Boy, was it QUICK!!!!

Photos: August 2006
Cake by Greenwood Dairy Queen

<<= from SBCH store
Background CS: Bazzill; Cheddar <<
CS for journaling mat: Bazzill; Yam <<
CS for mat under number "6": Bazzill; Candyapple <<
"Green Circles" pp: item # OA1002 (from January SBCH kit) <<
"Circles" distressed pp: unknown
Diamond shapes pp: Scrapworks~ Riviera Vibrato
Rickrack: Basicgrey Gypsy ribbon collection rib-547<<
"2006" stickers: Flair << from (Jan SBCH kit)
Number "6": Chipboard by Heidi Swapp, "Washington Raw"
Number 6 was covered with pp by Basicgrey: Fusion Collection
Dye Ink: Ink it up!~ Khaki
Title font: Wild Ride (Free from dafont.com)
Journaling font: Shannon
Thread: Mettler~ Metrosene Art. #1171 (TY Mom)
MM Ribbon Glue<<
White sewing machine
Exacto knife