Monday, June 28, 2010

TWO new Summer Challenges

are on at Sisterhood of Scrap!

Here is where you can find the first one. It's called... "The SOS Ultimate Summer Challenge!" Wait til you see what's involved!

And... there is yet another summer challenge goin' on right NOW at the fab SOS site.

Here is where you can find the second one. It's called... "The Sisterhood Summer Sizzlin' Challenge!"
Thanks to wonderful SOS moderator Helen Hollinger for arranging these!!!!!!!!!!!

Please do come visit us at the Sisterhood of Scrap Forum... you will need to register once for the site, but that just keeps the spammers out.

Fun for everyone!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Memories of our "15th Anniversary Jaunt"


For my June "Recipe Challenge" on the Savvy 'n Sassy Forum

Journaling reads: " ~Anniversary Jaunt~ I really love to take pics of old buildings and the details that make them so unique."                 

*Please note that LO is based upon a Sketch by Becky Fleck in Vol 4 issue 12 Basic Grey Newsletter, Dec '07 "Basic Sketch."

* 1 generous "handful" of solid colour~ YELLOW Bazzill cardstock: Lilypond
* Additional small touches of solid colour~ to taste GREY CS: elephant and ORANGE CS- unkn.
* 2 heaping "cups" of pattern~ Orange patt Crate Paper (Lillian Collection) Enchanted; Cream/grey white/blk dot patt: Cherry Arte Classic Coffee-Polka Creme CA094
* 3 to 5 embellies "sprinkled" on the surface~ "Crafts" Decorative Butterfly (Dollarama #02-0200891), 2 handmade flowers (see June 15 SnS Blog Tutorial), 1 vintage button (TY Helen H.), 1 yellow rose/flower "Paper Decoration" (Dollarama #02-3005214)
* Top with 2 different laces, ribbons, or trims, or a combination thereof 1- Deep rust mini ric-rac [SnS]; 2- 3/8" yellow grosgrain; 3- 1.5 " turquoise organza [tiny giftwrap scrap]
*  Add more "spices" as you see fit~ Zigzag machine stitching in "Esprit" thread melon colour CA02776; Versamagic ink in Toffee; BasicGrey lettering for title; 3 long pieces of pp: striped, circular pattern and tiny gold trees (All Crate Paper "Little Sprout Collection").
*  Merangue Sparkle hi-jell Gel Roller pen in orange for doodling/date/hand-written journaling.


LO is based upon a "Basic Sketch" by Becky Fleck from a past Basic Grey online newsletter. I have the newsletter but Vol number is not listed on it.


* GREY CS: Bazzill, elephant
* ORANGE CS- unkn.
* Pale orange background pp: CTMH (TY Helen H!)
* Yellow 3/8" gograin ribbon: SNS store
* Dark rust ricrac: SNS store (ends frayed using a straight pin)
* VersaFine Pigment Ink: VFS 52- Toffee
* Orange patt Crate Paper (Lillian Collection) Enchanted
* 2 vintage buttons (TY Helen H.)
* 1.5 " turquoise organza [tiny giftwrap scrap] - cut in half and used as a "leaf"
* Leaves: Jolee's
* Flowers:  Essentials No. 9 item # 5399 866 Essentials Shabby Chic; item # 539733 Essential Flights of Fancy.
* Metal Brads: unkn.
* Sparkly "jewel" brad: Dollarama
* Zigzag machine stitching in "Esprit" thread melon colour CA02776
* BasicGrey lettering for title
* Merangue Sparkle hi-jell Gel Roller pen in orange for doodling/date/hand-written journaling


Vintage (1948) Ford Tractor
 Tremont World's Fair; in tiny Tremont NS

* Bazzill CS (Yam?)
* Journaling font: Teletype (bolded)
* Black ink: Ink it up! dye ink
* pp: Sandylion Designs 2002 "Tree Bark" #RMSCB73
* Naugayde Eyelet Trim- Atlantic Fabrics
* Mini ric rac: Savvy n Sassy store
* Title Lettering & brackets: unknown
* Vintage Tractor embellie: "John Deere" pp by Creative Imaginations- #8213 Heritage Green Imprint
* Square pp behind photos lower left: ?  possibly from BasicGrey's Offbeat Collection?
* Floral Medallion: Paper Trunk "Batik" pp scrap
* Corner Shaper: CM

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vote for your FAVE animal shelter! They could win!

Please vote for your FAVE animal shelter! They could WIN!

Winning will benefit the care of the animals. 

To all our ANNAPOLIS VALLEY folks and friends: we voted for the shelter that says it is in Wolfville, NS. Be aware that that's their mailing addy- that is indeed the SPCA in Waterville- the Care Centre where we adopted Misty and where Kate and I volunteer when we can.  WONDERFUL PLACE~

Be sure to VOTE for your favourite!! You can vote daily!

Look for this symbol in the sidebar, CLICK it and it will take you to the spot where you always click daily  click to help the animals.

IMPORTANT: After clicking that, look directly above where you just clicked. You will see a long slim rectangle that mentions the ALL STAR CHALLENGE. 

 THAT"S the link to the contest! Click that! . Vote daily!! 

This is MISTY, adopted from the Valley Care Centre!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tutorial posted!

 I just posted a tutorial on how to create Handmade scallop-circle flowers!

Easy and fun! Go check it out on the Savvy n sassy Blog~ Be sure to let me know what you think!   


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Calling all freebie lovers! 10 more!

1. FREE! Pink Peacock Paperie's FREE printable jam labels are on the Intimate Weddings Blog. Gorgeous!

2. FREE! HP Botanical notes: 8 to choose from and print- gorgeous!

3. FREE! Download of  happy-faced suns or flowers (or Sunflowers?) by tortagialla HERE!

4. FREE! Download of an adorable Birthday ("Bird-day") card from toragialla! GO HERE!

5.FREE! Cupcake lines from the Lovely Paper blog!  GO HERE!

6. FREE! Adorable Flower Bear digi stamp image over at Beccy's Place! GO HERE!

7. FREE! "Mixed Tapes" you can print & do Retro-tags with! Cart before the horse: great site! GO HERE!

8.  FREE! Printable feathers (PDF) from Little Sightings Blog. 

9. FREE! Flower pot- TY Deanne for the heads-up! This is a  D2D (Designed to Delight) digi stamp  from Delightful Inspiration's Blog. GO HERE!

10. FREE! Clock Faces from Tortagialla: a PDF. GO HERE!

Have fun everyone! If you use any of the freebies, maybe pop by the artist's site and say thanks! I imagine they'd be happy to hear from you!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Just found out the good news that ...

a LO of Daniel (AKA Dan-Dan Houdini-Man) will be published in Scrapbook News and Review in the June 20 issue! LOL! Fun!

Makes my DAY! Daniel is so excited!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

More Freebies!

1. FREE! Idea and pattern for a Ribbon Card Holder from Cheeky Magpie! Go HERE.

2. FREE! Holiday Quotes and Tags by Brian Tippett at Scrap'n Fonts! Go HERE.

3. FREE! Wordart Tags with String, w/ a slightly roughed up look. Go to acloset, HERE.

4. FREE! Easy pattern for cross stitchers for the "Shou" symbol for 'Longevity'. Go to acloset HERE.

5. FREE! Set of simple decoration shapes to download, print, cut & write journaling onto. Go HERE.

6. FREE! (Fun) tutorial from Design*Sponge on making wall pegs from vintage thread spools! Go HERE.

7. FREE! An e-class taught by Debbie Hodge: "Where scrapbooking ideas come from" @ Get it Scrapped!

8. FREE! FOUR educational scrappy videos about Core'dinations Cardstock! Go HERE. All are on the same page. Topics of these videos are:

A]  Core'dinations Color Core Cardstock
B]  Antiquing Tutorial- Core'dinations
C]  Tearing Tutorial- Core'dinations
D]  Sanding Tutorial- Core'dinations

9.  FREE! Scrap Tutor is now FREE to ALL! Wahoooo!  2 volumes... see the info HERE.  Tell everyone!

10. FREE! FIVE classes at Big Picture Scrapbooking! So much fun! Check 'em out HERE. Then... enjoy!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

More freebies to share!!

1. FREE! Here is a Freebie Image from Karen's Doodles! Isn't it SWEET!!? Here is the Blog.

2. FREEBIES! Sign up for a monthly newsletter (1) and free tips (2) at Simple Scrappers right HERE  & gain access to their huge vault of free digital scrapbooking supplies.  I love their stuff although I am a traditional/hybrid scrapper!!

3. FREE! June 2010 Creativity Prompts you can print out and be inspired by! AWESOME!

4. FREE! Beautiful Labels you can print in full colour are featured at Little Sightings Blog, found on Scrapscene on Saturday- Thanks Angie!

5. FREE! Beautiful Sepia-Toned roses blog background from the Background Fairy.

6. FREE! 2 Beautiful Templates that can be downloaded, (I use them like sketches)  created by  Lisa Jo at Tiger Lily's Digis! Scroll down a bit.

7. FREE! A logo for Lost's "Dharma Project" HERE on Faye Marie's blog!! LOL Fun!

8. FREE! Savvy n' Sassy has 101 uses for Ribbon all conveniently listed HERE!!

9. FREE! Studio Calico has a wonderful tutorial on using PAINT to create backgrounds! I love the blue circles... you?

10. FREE! How about some beautiful vintage Mermaid graphics from the Graphics Fairy? Look HEREHERE and HERE (she is in full colour!)  

Enjoy! Thanks to the wonderful folks who provided these freebies!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Reveal Day at Savvy n Sassy!

"One Fine Day"

What can I tell you ? The June Ribbon Kit from Savvy n Sassy, pictured above, is such a phenomenal value... no word of a lie,  I am STILL using up ribbon and trim from it, even after creating the layouts and projects below!

Run, don't walk to the Savvy n Sassy store! Here is the LINK to the "One Fine Day" June 2010 Ribbon Kit!

Here are my projects, ready to share with you! 

Project #1 is a layout.

It features a photograph of Kate and her big Hanovarian-Thoroughbred  horse Grace, taken in March by Danique Fisher of Century Classic Photography. Layout showcases black organza ribbon, large turquoise ric rac and turquoise picot trim from the June Savvy n Sassy Ribbon Kit. .

Close-up views:

Li'l Davis Designs chipboard, turquoise ink,  Glossy Accents, Daisy Bucket patterned papers, Heidi Swapp gel blossoms, a HS ghost clock, die cut flower (by Creatively-Green) and glass beads (TY Mom) are featured above.

 Below, I used a Provo Craft vellum Dragonfly, a vellum quote (source unkn.)  a CM Corner shaper, ink, and a Sizzlit Architectural Accent corner decoration.

Below I used a Karen Foster metal brad, mini brads, swirls cut from Sizzilit Architectural Accents and an oval tag cut with a Sizzlit die.

Project #2 is a Copic Notebook.

It features Pink Paislee paper and title lettering, DMC Floss,  June SnS kit ribbon, pom-pom trim, Sizzlit tags, beads,  3-D medallion flowers, and bright colours!

This is where I store my papers and tips about using Copic brand markers! I belong to the new Copic Club at Savvy n' Sassy and am learning aaaaaaallll about using the "Copics."  Ann and Lisa are helping me and the other Club Members out, though. Be sure to check it out HERE.

This notebook  has given me a place to stash all that great information!!  Yep- I'm a "Learning Junkie" right to the end!  

 "Copic Tips Notebook"

Close-up views:

 Project #3 is another  layout.

It features photos from the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Cloud 9 Design patterned paper (Finley's Estate) , Bazzill cardstock,  some  of my  writing, ink, machine stitching,  June SnS Kit ric rac and picot lace trim,  as well as beads, brads, and Prima flowers.

Journaling reads:

We took a jaunt through

favourite parts of the Annapolis Valley

the weekend of our 15th Wedding


On the way to Kingsport, this old barn

caught our attention.

Rough, weather-worn shingles

Peeling paint
Coloured panes in dusty windows

Handmade slatted wooden doors

Rusty hinges

Gaps where critters had sought refuge

Pathways overgrown by thick grass

A few flagstones still peeking through.

Immeasurable rough-hewn beauty...

August 2007

Title lettering is by BasicGrey. Many of the flowers were created by hand using an EK Success scallop circle punch as the base. Leaves: Jolees.

Project #4 is another layout.

It incorporates some "Happy Mail" my cousin Susan and her husband Chris sent us. These are darling photos of their 3 kids at Easter, 2009.

The Savvy n Sassy June kit's black pearlized-edged ric rac, black pom-pom trim, and black organza ribbon were used here in creating the "flowers."

The squished medallion flower w/ pink button centre was one I learned to create from Andrea Wiebe, with thanks to her for the freebie tutorial!!

Additionally, I used a Uniball Signo Gel Pen in white to add some doodling interest to the page.
Black floral paper (Dollarama ) was fussy-cut to create more floral interest.
TY to my friend Lois in BC for the gorgeus butterfly. Uniball Signo Gel pen in white was used for the butterfly trail. Title lettering: Carolee's Creations

Project #5 is a set of 8 mini notecards.  

The cards are varied, simple and crisp. They measure about 3.5 x 3.5" and feature a few embellishments that work well with the beauty of the Savvy n Sassy June 2010 Ribbon Kit.

 Note cards #1 and 2

These feature: red gros grain ribbon and black organza ribbon

 Note card #3

Black organza ribbon, fancy ric rac

 Note card #4

Black organza ribbon, fancy ric rac

 Note card #5

Black organza ribbon

Note card #6

Red grosgrain ribbon

Note card #7

Turquoise picot trim and black organza ribbon

Detailed view:

Note card #8

Black organza ribbon

 Hope you enjoyed looking at these creations as much as I enjoyed crafting them for the June Kit reveal. So much fun!

Be sure to get a June 2010 "Savvy n Sassy" Ribbon Kit before they're sold out: These will go FAST!  

Have a super week!


16 more scrap-related FREEBIES!!!!!!!

1. Free Butterfly SB papers and tags from Hub pages

2. Recipe Themed 2010 Calendar pages from Cottage Industrialist :

and the remainder: July-Dec calendars:

3. The following 3 freebies are also from Cottage Industrialist~
Pirate party invitations:

Pirate ship TY cards:

Pirate ship flags/bunting:
4. Free Vintage Ladies’ Home Journal images from Stampington:

5. Free Vintage wall coverings (pp) from Stampington:

6. FREE from Ewenme printables: darling tags!

7. FREE Printable e-cards for any occasion:

8. FREE seed packet template from the Modish blog by Maddy Susser:
and 2 beautiful FREE seed packets:

9. FREE Garden-related fun items and a FREE notecard as well! Modish Blog:

10. FREE Bold flower card from E.M. Papers on the Modish Blog!

11. FREE Printable beach party, luau and BBQ Invitations from Hub Pages:

12. FREE Printable Spring is in the Air to-do list by Stephanie Fizer on the Modish blog:

13. FREE fun, making beautiful photo albums online that u can easily email or print out etc… and share! ! Smilebox: I HIGHLY recommend this. Fast and FREE but I love it so much, I upgraded.
 I LOVE this site!!!!!

14. Free Garden Seed packets by Blue tricycle on the Modish blog:

15. FREE Beach SB’ing printable ecuts (scroll down a bit):

16. FREE e-book from Lemon and Raspberry~ Better photography in 3 easy steps!

 Enjoy! Be sure to leave a comment when you use any of the freebies listed, so the generous freebie-hosts will know you stopped in! I'd love to hear what you think of this batch too! I'd also love it if you could become a "Follower" of my Blog. 

Thanks a million! Chat soon I hope...

Have a wunnerful day! ~