Thursday, August 26, 2010

Some new creations~!

"Treat Bags"

Treat Bags for Noah's 8th Birthday Party were so much fun to make in the "Zoo" theme!!
Ric -rac and ribbon: Savvy n Sassy

 "Making Tags"
All the details about Noah's treat bags are on this page!
 "Brown Irises"

"Brown Irises" layout captures the visual delight of the garden
Thanks for visiting!! Love to hear what you think of all the fun things in this new post! xoxox Have a super day!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Teaching 20 online Tutorials per year~ My goal

I have a goal of teaching 20 online Tutorials per year.
Here is where I will keep track:

1. Using Seed Beads in your scrapbooking - SNS Blog Aug 15, 2010

2. Easy Scallop-Circle Flowers- SNS Blog June 15, 2010

3. How to Make "Scruffy Posies" - SNS Blog May 15, 2010

4. Scrappy Flowers from Patterned paper!- Scrap n Share Blog- April 29, 2010

5. Scrap n Share Blog:
Decorating a Kraft bag: transform into a Victorian Gift Bag- Dec 5, 2009

6. Decorating a Kraft bag: transform into a Boho style Gift Bag- Dec 5, 2009

7. How to make fun Egg Carton Flowers! - Dec 5, 2009

These are a combined tutorial, but for 3 different items.

8. How to make Big Fun Flowers out of a Baby's Sun Hat!- Feb 4, 2010

9. Asian Beauty Vase (A Basic chat on how-to)- Feb 14, 2010

10. Dual-Use Card Caddy- Nov 14, 2009
This is the link to the blog. I cannot get the actual link to work so go to the Blog thru this link, scroll down, hit "OLDER POSTS" and when that comes up, scroll down to reach the FIRST post ever on that Blog. There is the Dual-Use Card Caddy Tutorial! TY!


Monday, August 9, 2010

Two Cards!

Card for Dad/Opa/Doug's Birthday on August 11
Made this card for my Dad-in-law, Doug, who is a really great guy. Happy Birthday Dad/Opa/Doug!

This card below was made super-quick for Daniel's friend Peyton. He went to her birthday party on Sunday. It was a pool party at the Outdoor Pool on base, and he had a BALL!

Simple Card for Peyton's 10th Birthday

Both of these cards sport really fun giant turquoise ric-rac from the August 2010 Savvy n Sassy Summer Adventures Kit! It's a super deal, and is available HERE- get yours... before it's Sold Out!

Opa's card also boasts mini cedar-coloured ricrac, brown satin edged organza & some loopy brown trim... these all came from the Savvy n Sassy store too.

Thanks for visaiting today!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

My cousin's kiddos!

OK, I admit it: I am a photo nut, Yep, true blue!

I LOVE it when people send us pictures in the mail! I consider them a fun and thoughtful gift. I always save them, and sometimes have the chance to scrapbook these precious gifts!

The photo  below is of my cousin's kiddos, "D. and J."

I received this photo at Christmas 2007. I have wanted to "scrap it" for a long  time!
Aren't they cute? (Their little faces are smudged for internet safety reasons.)

Thanks to my cousin Darcie and her spouse Harold for the pictures!

Sketch inspiration for this layout came from Annmaree K, [AUS] from the Sisterhood of Scrap Summer Sketchbook Challenge. Thanks Annmaree!

D and J- Darcie and Harold's kids in a Christmas Card photo, 2007
I had the pleasure of using the double-sided papers from the Piggy Tales "Simple Simon" collection for this layout. I just love their beautiful papers, and they are a "green" company, so ALL the better!


Cardstock: "Bumblebee"- Bazzill
Dark teal-blue: "Adieu"  Item #468 Piggy Tales "Simple Simon" Collection
Floral: "Plums" Item #463 Piggy Tales "Simple Simon" Collection
Atoms: scrap from  Piggy Tales "Simple Simon" Collection
Pale yellow trees: scrap of Crate paper
Striped paper: Daisy Bucket "Playlist" Collection: "Synchronize"
Ink: Darice, Ink it up! Turquoise #1027-12
Title lettering and brackets: Pink Paislee, Fascination lettering

Flowers cut from "Plum" paper, using Cutterbee scissors and inkled, then mod-podged to add body/definition.

Teal & pale yellow ric-rac: from Savvy 'n Sassy August 2010 "Summer Adventures" Ribbon Kit.

Adhesives: MM Ribbon Glue, Pritt Glue Stick, Glue Dots, and Mod-Podge; photo splits from Dollarama

Enjoy! Thanks for visiting today! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Daniel turned 10 years old on Aug 4th!!

Daniel at 10 years- handsome!

Where animals live...

Please read. TY...
Where animals live...
Noah (8, with quite profound Autism) and Bryan (15) were playing. Noah had come over to Bry and said "Play with animals." The usual format of this game we "play" with Noah goes like this:
Bryan (or whomever) asks Noah the name of each animal as he holds it/them up from a HUGE bin of MANY animals. Noah names the animal(s). Sometimes he will say "BROWN" horse (etc...) -- adding a descriptor (... ie- adjective). This is wonderful as sometimes we don't ask for the descriptor and he gives it without a prompt. Language is such a challenge for Noah... and for many children with ASD. We do whatever we can to promote language use and development. this game is a fave of his. ANYWAY:
THEN Bry asks Noah what noise/sound the animal makes. Noah answers. This was the USUAL form of their game. Noah is very successful at this. This time, just for the heck of it, I told Bry to try asking Noah where the animals lived.

Bryan did so. Noah FLOORED us.

Here are his VERBATIM answers:

Seal- "in the Polar regions"

Giraffe- "on the savannah"

Dog-“in my house” OR “On the farm and in the house”

Polar bear- "in the Polar regions"

Duck- "on the river"

Donkey- "on the farm"

Lion- "on the savannah"

It's really cute: Sometimes Noah pronounces "the savannah" as "the sannannah."

We have NEVER taught him ANY of this in a formal way. As you know, Noah LOVES animals. He has likely picked this up from books, school or You Tube/PBS kids' shows. I do know that one book I bought him, in particular DOES say that lions live on the savannah. I recall that he likes this book a lot-- I used to read it to him at his request.

However, we have never formally taught him any of this.

Smart little AMAZING guy!!!!!!! He is taking it ALL in.


Creations with Savvy n Sassy Ribbon!

"Summer Adventures" Ribbon Kit- Savvy n Sassy

I had a blast this month making layouts with the August 2010 Savvy n Sassy Ribbon Kit. The kit this month is called "Summer Adventures" and it is chock-full of colourful goodness! Just look  at how beautiful it is!!

Here are my creations using this month's Ribbon Kit:

"Dream Daisies" [Both pages]
Detail showing ric-rac
Detail: Satin-edged organza

Page 1: Dream Daisies

Page 2: Dream Daisies [Front Garden]

Created with the "Summer Adventures" August 2010 Ribbon Kit from SNS
"Dream" 3-D Sticker: Time 4 Crafts
Glass Seed Beads~ Dollarama: item #02-3003237
Bead Adhesive: Glossy Accents, Ranger
"June" Ticket stub: TY to friend Shannon in NM
Lettering: BasicGrey- Stella Ruby alphabet stickers- # ste 769
White textured CS: Tantra
PP: All from the Ooh LaLa Collection by My Mind's Eye
Small bird: "The Vintage Moth" online freebie image
Scissors; Cutterbee
Trimmer: Fiskars
Adhesive for Ribbon: MM Ribbon Glue
Paper to paper adhesive: Pritt Glue Stick
Photo adhesive: Photo Splits- Dollarama
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic- Gingerbread
Ribbon and ric-rac: All August 2010 SNS Ribbon Kit

Sophie and Sam
Close-up view of detail
"Sophie and Sam": Created using the "Summer Adventures" August 2010 Ribbon Kit
Title Lettering- Sizzlit alpha: "Nouveau" font by Sizzix

CS: "Gumbo"- Bazzill
Pp: unknown (Possibly Fancy Pants?)
Decorative corners: Architectural Accent #4 Sizzlit by Sizzix
Flowers as follows:  
Silk- BoBunny
3-D yellow rose- "Paper Decorations" by Dollarama item # 02-3005214
Prima: Essentials No. 9- "Shabby Chic" #539986
Prima: Essentials 5- "Space Boy" #527860
Prima: Essentials 5-"Make me Happy" #527792
Prima: Floral Embellishment- "Artful Collage" #523800
Glass Seed Beads: Dollarama item # #02-3003237
All beads adhered with Ranger "Glossy Accents"
Brad: Recycled office item
Ink: Versamagic chalk ink in Gingerbread
Oval Tags: Sizzlit die and scraps
Leaves: Sizzlit die and scrap patterned papers
Fine Tipped pen: Black; CM
Vintage Buttons: from friend Helen H. (TY!) and from own collection
Clear background nature item stickers: PC- Bitty Stickers "Nature Works" #42-0784
Pale yellow ric-rac and satin-edged organza: August Ribbon Kit- SNS

Lillies: Visual delight
Corner detail

Close-up view of detail
Created with the "Summer Adventures" August 2010 Ribbon Kit
Teal Beaded butterfly~ Dollarama
Buttons: Vintage; RAK from friend Helen (TY!) and own collection
Flowers: MME, Prima and some cut from pp with Sizzix Sidekick using a Sizzlit die
Lettering: Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type, TT 582 (cream)
Visual Delight Lettering: Basic Grey's Stella Ruby
Yam textured CS: Bazzill
Peach CS: Unknown
Smooch Inks: Gold Lame and Moonlight
Pp: Pink Paislee,  3 Bugs in a Rug
Scissors; Cutterbee
Scallop Template: Dollarama
Ink: Versamagic- Gingerbread
Adhesive for Ribbon: MM Ribbon Glue
Paper to paper adhesive: Pritt Glue Stick
Photo adhesive: Photo Splits from Dollarama
Turquoise polka dot grosgrain & mini-dotted orange ribbon: August 2010 SNS Ribbon Kit

Astilbe: Front Garden
Detail: Tags and ribbon

 Detail: Medallion and bow

Turquoise CS: Bazzill

Pp: SEI "Poppy" Collection
Glass Seed Beads: Dollarama item #02-3003237
Glass beads: Fashion Glass
"Discover" stamp: 7 gypsies
"Explore" stamp: 7 gypsies
Circular medallion: MME: Laundry Line Coastal Collection (?)
Satin-edged organza ribbon : SNS August 2010 Ribbon Kit
Butterfly Punch: Regal Greetings and Gifts
Lettering: title- BasicGrey's "Perhaps" collection
Subtitle: Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type TT 578

The link for this wonderful ribbon kit, one last time, is:

Come back again and visit soon!

Some wedding cards!

I had an order for 4, and made 5, Wedding Cards. Here are 4 of them- can't find pic of #5.... LOL... enjoy!

These were SO much fun to create!

"Cherish Forever" ~Wedding Card #1

 Inside "Cherish Forever" Card

Wedding Card #2

 Close-up of flowers & glass beads on Wedding Card #2
Equine-themed Wedding Card ~ #3

 "Unite" ~Wedding Card #4

Pink satin edged organza ribbon from Savvy n Sassy store

 Thanks for visiting today!

Giveaway Alert!


Tanisha is having an awesome scrappy/crafty giveaway in celebration of her birthday! Check it out HERE!!!!!!

Happy Birthday Tanisha! ~