Sunday, May 30, 2010

Freebie ephemera!!

Look at these cool vintage ticket stubs, free from!





Closeup of bead details and "fussy cutting"

Please note: LO created for Jennifer's Challege at Savvy 'n Sassy Forum: "Altered personality," to ALTER your ribbon in some way on a layout!

1.5" Wide organza ribbon laced thru punched holes, altered w/ glass beads in 2 colours

Wide organza ribbon: unkn
Turq & red beads: "Crafts"~ Dollarama #02-300327
Hole punch: Darice
Yellow ric-rac: Wright's
pp: Bo Bunny Flower Child Collection~ item #12F829, & #12FP881
Pen: AC Slickwriter in Blue
Journal block: MME Laundry Line Coastal "Celebrate" chipboard item # LL1014
Rectangular chipboard upper (r)- " " "
Brads: Stemma by Masterpiece Studios, item #7020176: "Sports Mini Brads"
Glossy Accents
Dye Ink: Ink it up! by Darice turquoise
Buttons: Unknown and gifts from friend Helen: TY!
"Gift" word: K&Co Blue awning chipboard~ TY Maggi!
EK Success Scallop Circle Punch
Cutterbee scissors for fussy cutting
Pritt Glue stick

Thanks for looking everyone!


"Alive" ~Layout inspired by Chief Dan George's poetry and our local scenery

And my Heart Soars
The beauty of the trees,
the softness of the air,
the fragrance of the grass,
speaks to me.

The summit of the mountain,
the thunder of the sky,
the rhythm of the sea,
speaks to me.

The faintness of the stars,
the freshness of the morning,
the dew drop on the flower,
speaks to me.

The strength of fire,
the taste of salmon,
the trail of the sun,
And the life that never goes away,
They speak to me.
And my heart soars.

~Chief Dan George

LO created  for Holly’s Savvy n Sassy May Challenge: Use a ribbon tied embellishment

Font: Flair
Title lettering: Pink Paislee Fascinating
Ink: Turquoise Ink it up! by Darice
Pp: Kaisercraft Esperance P114- Summer Breeze
Scallop edged striped pp: Bo Bunny’s Mama-razzi Collection
Border Punch: EK Success Threading water
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type (cream) TT582- words and lettering
Stained Glass Owl: Frenchy’s odds ‘n ends bin
Turquoise dotted pp: Bo Bunny’s Back to Backs- Tis the Season Treasure item # 12 TST446
Turquoise organza ribbon: salvaged from a gift
Dotted grosgrain ribbon: freebie from Rhea… TY! (Savvy n Sassy)
Green/orange/yellow striped grosgrain: Make it Special
Buttons: Vintage (TY Helen) and from Frenchy’s, Wilmot, NS
Turquoise chipboard rectangle: Laundry Line Coastal “Celebrate” item # LL1014
Smooch Pearlized accent ink: Moonlight
“Treasures” Sticker: Three Bugs in a Rug cardstock Chit Chat diecut stickers: item Jov-170
Lge Glue Dots
MM Ribbon Glue
Pritt Glue Stick


Saturday, May 29, 2010

What was it?

"What was it?"
These are pics from an old "shed" near Berwick, NS, on Hwy #1, "the Old highway"... here in the Annapolis Valley of NS. I always wondered what it was.
These pics were taken the day of our photo-taking and sight-seeing "jaunt" thru the Annapolis Valley to commemorate our 15th wedding Annivesary.

Used Sketch #36-10 at Sketches: Creatively Yours for this LO.


Anniversary jaunt 2007- near Berwick
What was it? Garage? Carriage House? Service station?
Dismantled 2009...

Bazzill Cardstock: Skyline
Plain background paper: reverse of Art Deco "Zap" by Cactus Pink
pp: Daisy d's- Charles Street Roses Parchment #15132
pp under title: Crate Paper- Hampton Collection "Sailing" #11126
All ribbon: Savvy n Sassy "Boys 'n Dirt" Ribbon Kit~  April 2009
Lettering: Chatterbox
"Imagine" clear sticker: Sticko, Phrase Cafe
Thread: Koban
Adhesives: MM Ribbon Glue
Ink: Versafine- Toffee
Pritt Glue Stick
Crocheted flower: SnS
Scruffy posies: handmade
Buttons: All from Frenchy's
Chipboard bracket: K&Co Blue Awning collection (TY Maggi!)
"07" Imagination Project "Yesterday's Alphabets" stickers. #BS24072

Thanks for looking!


New Sketch....

is up over at Sketches: Creatively Yours! Come see! Here is the link...
It's a pretty challenging sketch- go  have a look-see!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

60 Scrappy FREEBIES!!!!

I know you ALL love freebies, right?

As a treat,  I have compiled a list of places you can find a whole bunch of scrapbook-related freebies. Some came from the gals at Sisterhood of Scrap, some came from ScrapScene's links, some came from Craft Gossip's links, and some were from my own files.


1. FREE Vintage lemonade labels  These came from J. Bartyn.... Click  HERE.

2. FREE Vintage Limoncello label. This came from Click HERE.

3. FREE PDF journaling tags  TY Scrapscene. These came from Tortagialla, on this Blog.

4. FREE Handwritten sentiments from Karla Dudley. Click HERE

5. FREE Printable vintage bird and butterfly sheet: from ecogreencrafts blog. Click HERE.

6. FREE Motherhood word art from Scrapnfonts. Click HERE.

7. FREE Printable Mini Spring banner from Scrapbook Trends magazine, right HERE.

8. FREE Vintage ladies' silhouettes at KLDesign: click HERE.

9. FREE envelopes and cards to print out: from Foralfy. Click  HERE.

10. FREE from Stampington & Company, gorgeous vintage postage! Click HERE.

11. FREE Doodled labels (two) from Tiffany Doodles, click HERE.

12. FREE Velvet Flower from Tiffany Doodles. Click HERE.

13. FREE Day Lily flower from Tiffany Doodles. Click HERE

14. FREE Birthday Greetings printable from Shimelle Laine (@ site). Click HERE.

15. FREE Peeps Treat Bag Topper (TY Helen!) from eighteen25 blog.  (TY Helen!) Click HERE.

16. FREE Mod Flowers from Peekaboo Studios. Click HERE.

17. FREE fonts at twopeasinabucket. (TY Stephanie!) Click HERE.

18. FREE Valentine greetings from the Rubber Punkin. Click HERE.

19. FREE Mother and Child Digital Stamp @ "Digital Two for Tuesday." Click HERE.

20. FREE Lemonade labels (TY to Angie ScrapScene) from iDIY: Click HERE.

21. FREE Get Organized Now "Idea Pack" from Maria Garcia (really good tips!) Click HERE.

22. FREE excellent "Get Organized Now" WEEKLY e-zine NEWSLETTER! Click HERE.

23. FREE e-class with Debbie Hodge at "Get it scrapped!" Click HERE for more info!

24. FREE butterflies, leaves, paisleys, arrows, flourishes, brackets, "Photo mounting tabs," a library pocket, and some paper piecings from Click RIGHT HERE for the goodies.

25. FREE- Oodles of awesome Scrappy Sketches by Jen Caputo: Click HERE.

26. FREE "Simply Scrapbooking Now!" Newletter. Click HERE. Lots of freebies when u sign up too!

27. FREE True Type Fonts from Fonts2U: Click HERE.

28. FREE Fonts for download from Click HERE.

29. FREE Printable 2010 calendar   from "Call me crafty Al" blog. Click HERE.

30. FREE Printable Baby Tiger tag... so bright and cute! Click HERE.

31. FREE Printable Christmas Gift Tags from Cathy Zielske. Click HERE.

32. FREE "Lyla" image at Robyn's Fetish Blog. (TY Deanne!) Click HERE.

33. FREE Sweet vase and flowers digital images from Cocoa Studio: Click HERE.

34. FREE Fall and Thanksgiving Printable papers: 4 sets! Click HERE.

35. FREE Vintage images (smaller colourful labels) on Flickr from Nancy Beaumiller. Click HERE.

36. FREE Vintage images (more labels) on Flickr from Nancy Beaumiller. Click HERE.

37. FREE Vintage labels on Flickr from Nancy Beaumiller. Click HERE.

38. FREE "Cute Kitty" digital image designed by Gina Rahman at "Your Special Delivery." Click HERE.

39. FREE Box of chocolates digital image at "Your Special Delivery." Click HERE  &; then scroll down.

40. FREE Journaling Strips printable. These are so cheery & handy! Click HERE.

41. FREE "Wrappers" (ie: for chocolate bars!)- A bright and spunky printable. Click HERE.

42. FREE Journaling Blocks and Corners, very classy, from  Hewlett Packard. Click HERE.

43. FREE Christmas Tags by Crystal Jeffrey Riegel, ed., Scrapbook & Cards Today Mag: Click HERE.

44. FREE Elegant Lady stair-stepper card: from Craftsuprint, by Amanda McGee. Click HERE.

45. FREE creepy tombstones template AND  Halloween project, Cheeky Magpie Blog. Click HERE.

46. FREE Sweet Birdie Template designed by Janna Wilson for Scarlet Lime. Click HERE.

47. FREE Birthday Tags deigned by Janna Wilson ("Got Crafts?" site) Click HERE.

48. FREE Vintage postcards of children from Art e-zine. (TY Helen!) Click HERE.

49. FREE Fonts from Digital Design Essentials. Click HERE.

50. FREE Recipe cards to print at Creature Comforts. Click HERE.

51. FREE Vintage images of cowboys and cowgirls from Art e-zine. (TY Helen!)_Click HERE.

52. FREE Custom Brochure Designer from Hewlett Packard, for sml businesses: Click HERE.

53. FREE Tag Templates from "Scrapbook Scrapbook." Click HERE.

54. FREE 20 Paper pieced flower patterns from Click HERE.

55. FREE Library Card printables (in 4 colours) from Shimelle Laine at twopeas. Click HERE.

56. FREE Ephemera (vintage images) from Art e-zine. (TY Helen!)  Click HERE.

57. FREE Templates galore! From Mirkwood Designs (TY Deanne!)  Click HERE.

58. FREE Templates   (TY Deanne!) from jersgirl's Template site. Click HERE.

59. FREE Raggedy Ann style digital images. (TY Deanne!) Click HERE.

60. FREE Library Pocket Template by Rebecca Ludens at Click HERE.

More to come!!!!


Saturday, May 15, 2010

How to make "scruffy posies!"

Do you want to learn how to make fun "Scruffy Posies" like this one, for your scrapbooking or cardmaking???

Well, I have an easy and fun  tutorial up on the Savvy N Sassy Blog!

Yes: it uses up the denim fabric from old jeans!

Come see!  LINK

Be sure to let me know what you think and show me any posies you create! You can leave me a link here or on the SnS blog and I will go visit you to see what you've created!

Most of all, enjoy the SnS tutorial, and have fun!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My May Ribbon Kit Creations!

I am soooo excited today because I am going to share creations using the Savvy n Sassy May Ribbon Kit ! 
Oh, I have been fit to BURST! 
I absolutely LOVED this kit! I got some very special photos made into layouts with it.  
OK, let's get going! The latest ribbon kit is called "May Showers." It's a steal of a deal, too!  Be sure to have a peek at it HERE.

Here are my creations, complete with all the info related to supplies & tools used.

~ Kate & Grace 2010~
Photo Credits: Danique Fisher~ Century Classic Photography

Detail view:
Twill pleated irregularly using sewing machine stitching (Guterman thread)

All ribbon & trim is from the SNS "May Showers" Ribbon Kit
Background CS: Bazzill- Helsinki
Photo mat CS: Bazzill- Malt
Corner Rounder: CM
ALL pp's: "Infuse" Collection- BasicGrey
Title lettering: Make it Special- sanded and inked
Dye Inks: Inkadinkado (blk) Versafine (Toffee)
"Together" Rub-On: Kelly Panacci
Glass Seedbeads #1546- John Bead Corp. Ltd
Glossy Accents (used to adhere seed beads singly and in groups [ie: flower centres])
Glue Dots
MM Ribbon glue
Trim stitched w/ Guterman thread, using "Domestic" sewing machine
Patt paper atop trim at bottom of pg: "Infuse" Collection- BasicGrey
Glass Seed beads #1546- John Bead Corp. Ltd
Buttons: my collection
Flowers: handmade w/ EK Success Scallop Punch from Stella Ruby patt paper by BasicGrey
"Smooch" Pearlized accent ink: Gold Lame

"Under Saddle- '07"
~ Kate & Oakley~
All trim is from the SNS "May Showers" Ribbon Kit  
Background Cardstock: Bazzill
Pp's: Moda by Daisy d's
PP floral cut outs- centre of page: from Bo Bunny patterned paper
Title lettering: BasicGrey
Cardstock number stickers: Flair- "Take a number" (brown)
Dye Ink: Versafine (Toffee)
Black fine tip pen: AC Pigment pro 0.3mm
Buttons: my collection
Glue Dots
MM Ribbon glue
Flowers: all handmade, w/ EK Success Scallop Punch
PP used for flowers & leaves: MME- "Out and About" Collection; BasicGrey- "Stella Ruby" Collection; Daisy d's- various "Moda" Collection papers
Matte Mod-podge

"Perfect Pair"
~Kate & Grace 2010~

Photo Credits: Danique Fisher~ Century Classic Photography


Ribbons and trim ALL SNS "May Showers" Ribbon Kit
Quote: Quote Garden site
Title lettering- Sultry Collection- BasicGrey
Background pp: Sultry Collection- BasicGrey
Dk brown floral: Sultry Collection- BasicGrey
Pale rose photo mat: Sultry Collection- BasicGrey
Wavy floral (horizontal) paper accent upper right side: Infuse Collection- BasicGrey
Wavy brown paper accent (vertical): Infuse Collection- BasicGrey
Fussy cut flowers: Sultry Collection- BasicGrey
Cream & lt brown floral: Out & About Collection- MME
Numbers: Flair "Take a number" (brown) cardstock stickers
Ranger Stickles: Crysta
Dye inks- Inkadinkado (blk), Versafine (toffee)
Horseshoe shaped button with pearl centre: found in Zellers button bag!!
Adhesives: Make it Special photo splits, Glue dots, Pritt Glue Stick
Ribbon adhered with MM Ribbon Glue

Thanks for stopping by everyone! Hope you liked what you saw today! If you happen to be able to leave a comment, it will make my week!! (Teehee) :) Or, you can email me at  pete ali @eastlink .ca (with no spaces, of course,)  and I will add your words & name to the Comment section. Have a SUPER day and upcoming week!
((HUGZ)) for all who need them...