Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bugaboo Stamps Contest at JADS!

A chance to have SEVEN wonderful new Bugaboo stamps to play with?

Yep!! You can enter to WIN!

Go to the JADS Challenge Blog, HERE... follow the directions, and enter your creation!

This week, we have an Art inspiration piece up on the JADS CHALLENGE BLOG.... and here is the layout I created, taking my inspiration from the gorgeous colours!

Hope you like it!
"Scruff Bucket"- A layout for the JADS Challenge Blog
"Scruff Bucket" is the joking term our family uses for very unkempt people, or someone who is unshaven or has messy hair! We cannot help but think of "Humphrey" the Bactrian Camel at Oaklawn Farm Zoo in Aylesford , NS as a "Scruff Bucket" in the Spring when he is so rough and scruffy--  shedding the coat he grew against the winter's cold! LOL We love him anyway, though! He is a CUTE scruff bucket!!!!


Cardstock: Close to My Heart- Colonial White 
Patterned papers: Close to My Heart "Zippidee" Collection
Zebra and Giraffe faces: Accord Publishing- SB'ing calendar
Inks: Close to My Heart Desert Sand and Chocolate
Machine stitching
FYI Stamp: Fontwerks
Numbers: Flair
Title lettering: Collage Press
Flowers: Dollarama
Buttons: various, from my stash
Pen: CM- fine tipped black

Remember to check out the JADS Challenge Blog, HERE. Be sure to join in for a chance to win some awesome Bugaboo digi stamps! They have the most wonderful designs!! :o) Have a GREAT day everyone!


A great CONTEST at JADS!!

This layout, which I call "Rough Scruffy Camel"  was done for March 1: a sample for an awesome Blog Challenge CONTEST at JADS!!  It's created from a  very unusual sketch... come see!

YEP; it's true. We have a contest going on at JADS! Join in right now -  for a chance to win  7 images from Bugaboo Stamps, our March Sponsor at JADS!  

"Rough Scruffy Camel" a Layout created as a sample for the JADS March 1-31, 2011 Challenge
Our JADS CHALLENGE BLOG  HERE  contains the Sketch I used for this LO.

Create YOUR LO from that sketch and send it  in to the addy on the Challenge Blog. You'll be entered in the draw for 7 images from Bugaboo Stamps!!  So easy- peasy! See you there!


Friday, March 25, 2011

My FIRST Copic Project!

I understand why my friends Ann S. and Lisa I., both Copic Certified Designers, say that colouring with these markers is addictive! LOL

Here is my very first colouring, EVER, with my brand new Copics. The image was stamped for me by Ann. She is such a sweetie! (Thanks Ann!)  Now here you go... 

"Hi" Card
 This card was created for a Challenge posted by Mel over at the Jean's Art Dolls Forum. You can find it right HERE. 

If you haven't yet registered at JADS, go ahead and do it. Then Jean just needs to approve your reg'n... this is just to keep the looney spammers out! 


Patterned Paper: From "Magnifique" Collection by Close to My Heart (CTMH)  
Stamped image- Magnolia
Copic Markers  purchased thru the Copic Club at Savvy n Sassy  
Flowers: Prima
Brads: BasicGrey

Have a wunnerful day everyone!  Sure hope you like the card! I really had fun with it.

Card made with a darling Bugaboo Digital Stamp!

"Ava" Stamp by Bugaboo ~ "Smiles" card by Ali

Hi Everyone!!

I've created a card with a stamp from the March sponsor at Jean's Art Dolls: Bugaboo Stamps!

Isn't "Ava" darling? I just love her.

I added a rub-on from Daisy D's that said "Smiles"... and used this as a "Get Well" card for the wife of one of Pete's co-workers. She was recovering from surgery and is now almost 100% well, I am happy to report.

This image was coloured with Merengue Hi-Jell Sparklers gel roller pens (1.0mm tip).The added sparkle was provided by use of some Stickles. Prima flowers and brads from BasicGrey completed the card. Pink cardstock is from Bazzill.

Go have a peek at the Bugaboo line-up of digital stamps- I am SURE you'll be as smitten as I was while browsing the store!!

Want a chance to WIN some Bugaboo Digital Stamps? SEVEN of them?? We4ll, enter the Challenge over at the JADS CHALLENGE BLOG!!  
And... the JADS Design Team Members used the Bugaboo digital stamps we were given to full effect...

Check HERE at the JADS CHALLENGE BLOG and HERE in the JADS GALLERY to see what Jean's Art Dolls have created with these fun stamps!!

 Catch you on the "flip-side!"


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

NEW Paper Collections at CTMH!

I have something tempting to tell you about this morning!!!!

Anyone who knows me KNOWS that I am a paper junkie! Welll.......

I'd like to share the news that  Close to My Heart has EIGHT new paper Collections JUST released ---  in the Spring-Summer catalogue!

Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff!

The new CTMH  paper Collections are:
and... Lucky!

I invite all my friends, current and future Canadian CTMH customers to visit and shop in your "comfort seat"-- from home! Please pop by my Close to My Heart website and have a peek.


The site is completely secure for ordering and you can enjoy the convenience of having your order delivered right to your door.

My current CTMH customers have been very pleased with the CTMH service that they have received. I'd be honoured if you would shop with me.

Thanks for checking out all the yummy eye candy-- including the paper Collections mentioned above... in the new CTMH Catalogue! Have fun.... scrap lots!

Chat soon!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kate and Mitty~ 2010

Mitty and Kate 2010 

 Sketch by DT Member Charlotte (one of Jean's Art Dolls). This was done for the JADS Sketch for March 3, 2011, located HERE.Thanks for having a peek! 

Supplies: Cardstock: Close to My Heart #1273 Desert Sand
Patterned papers: MME, the Garden Party Collection by Zoe Pern (2008) "My Sunshine" Paper Kit #GP 1024
Scissors for fussy cutting: Cutterbee and CTMH
Cat's Meow Sticker by Pebbles Inc. Item # 50505 "Cat"
Lettering by BasicGrey
Lettering coated in Glossy Accents by Ranger
Lg Floral chipboard shape- Magistical Memories :"Sensational Dot Flower"
Acrylic Paint: Ceramcoat by Delta- Persimmon #02480
Sheer ribbon: Dept Store
Hole punch: Darice
Pen: Creative Memories
Close to My Heart: Desert Sand Z-2118
Versamagic Chalk ink in Gingerbread
Memento Dye Ink Dew Drop- in Potter's Clay
Felt turquoise flowers: Atlantic Fabrics
Yellow grosgrain ribbon: Savvy n Sassy
Peach grosgrain ribbon: Savvy n Sassy
MM Ribbon Glue

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Rough Scruffy Camel

"Rough Scruffy Camel" Day 28
 Based on the JADS Blog Sketch Challenge from March 1, 2011. Link: HERE

I used this Challenge to complete Day #28 of my Lain Ehmann e-course, too. (Sorry I am jumping around some on the last bit of that one.) Here is where you can sign up for this self-paced course: Sign up HERE

Brown CS (photo mat): Close to My Heart

All papers from Piggy Tales "Gingerbread Man" Collection.

Ink: Memento Dew Drop- Potter's Clay

Font: Tunga

Lettering: Piggy Tales Chipboard and Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type

Fussy cutting done with Cutterbee scissors

Buttons: My stash

Adhesives: Glue dots, Make it Special Photo splits , Pritt Glue Stick

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Proud of You!

 LO "Proud of You!" - Out for publication by SNR

LO #34 in 2011
Done for Day 30 of Lain Ehmann's self-paced "Find your Style from A to Z" e-course. Link to the e-course sign up area is HERE. 
Sketch for this LO came from a challenge on the JADS Forum, from Michelle S., DT Coordinator. Click here for the CHALLENGE.


BoBunny's "Mamarazzi" Collection patterned papers
Flowers: all Prima
Lg Brads: BasicGrey
Buttons: From my stash, TY to friend Helen H. & my Mom's Stitchery Group friends in NB
Charcoal grosgrain ribbon cut on angle to resemble "leaves"- Savvy n Sassy
"P" Monogram: BasicGrey "Scarlet's Letter" mini-monograms scr-814
Other lettering: Pink Paislee "Fashion Script" in black
Inks: Close to my Heart & Versamagic chalk inks
Cardstock for journaling: Bazzill- scrap
Journaling font: Stewardson
Glue Dots- 3 sizes

Journaling reads:

Grade 8: Done!

Bryan, I was so proud to
have my photo taken with
you on the evening of your
Grade 8 “Semi-Formal.”
You looked so grown up in
the charcoal shirt and black jacket!
That big smile was probably saying
how excited you were about heading
to high school in the Fall.

Were does the time go?
Proud of you!

Bryan, almost 15
Pineridge Middle School
Grade 8 Semi-Formal Dance
June 2010


Sunday, March 6, 2011

New DT Post!

You all know how I love my scrappin'!!

Well, as of a few days ago, I was honoured to begin working at Jean's Art Dolls (JADS) as a Designer!

Click here to access the JADS Blog. Lots of fun challenges & eye candy!
Here is the JADS Forum.  You'll need to register. That's just to keep the spammers out!) Friendly and Fun place.

The sponsor for March at JADS is Bugaboo Stamps
Check them out, and enjoy- their stamps are fun and fab!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

New Layouts!

I am still working on my Lain Ehmann e-course, what a fantastic experience this has been! Here are some new LOs...

"Kate & Grace- Summer 2010" LO #32 in 2011, Day 26 

Supply Info:
TY Lois for the Butterfly & to another SOS member (Cindy, I think) for the pretty horse motifs & pp!

TY to Helen over at SOS and my Mom's stitchery group friends for many of the buttons. :o)
Pp: Crate Paper, "Taylor" and "Kate" Collections (2006).
Chipboard flower: Bazzill Chips- painted with Decoart acrylics
Narrow beige grosgrain ribbon: SNS
Giant brown ric-rac: SNS
Fuzzy butterfly body made with a yarn scrap
This LO includes one of my signature "Button Clusters."

 "Hat and Headphones" LO #31 in 2011, Day 25
Noah, you love using the computer. In early 2010, we got headphones that we hoped to use as a learning tool. You put them on & walked around! When we hooked them up to the speakers, it was fine! One morning, after helping you get ready for school, I found you sitting at the computer, wearing the headphones OVER your hat! What a moment. I RAN for the camera. You are just so precious. Love you…
Noah: Winter 2010, Grade 1
Hat made by Grandma
Journaling by Mom, Feb. 2011

Please note: The fact that Noah was fine with the headphones (as noted in the journaling) was a HUGE relief and interesting to us as he was/is very auditory sensitive and defensive due to his Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is bothered by many noises and sounds, so the fact that he tried the headphones himself and seemed to like them was AWESOME! :)
Supply info:
Pps-“Snips and Snails” Collection by Three Bugs in A Rug
         "Jovial" Collection: Three Bugs in A Rug
Large “H” Monogram: Jovial Monograms, item # jov-158
“a, t” lettering Alpha Pals: Champion Block Color Set 1, Item #4125 American Crafts
“eadphones” lettering- BasicGrey Eerie alphabet stickers, item #eer-1920
“&” symbol BasicGrey Fruitcake letters FRU-612
Journaling Font: Century Gothic
CS: Bazzill textured
Blue CS: Unkn smooth
Ink: Darice Ink it Up! Navy Blue
Ink: CTMH Desert Sand

"Cool Out Time" LO #30 in 2011, Day 24

Supply info:
Lots of "fussy cutting" here. I love doing that.
Crate Paper: Pink Plum Collection
Fussy-cutting done with Cutterbee scissors
Stickles: Rose, Diamond
Lettering: BasicGrey
Ink: CTMH Desert Sand
Pen: Black fine tipped- CM
See how BIG Grace is compard to the two ponies? (She is far right.)

Journaling reads:
Summer 2010 ~ Kate, Katelynn and Taylor "cool out" the horses in the cross-country field.
~Rohan Wood Stables  
"Goodness Gracious"  LO #29  in 2011, Day 23
Supply Info:
I pretty much let the paper be my "embellie" here.
I cut out the fun flowers from a sheet of the patt paper (pp). I used 3 sizes of patterns. LOVE THIS PAPER! This is all Crate Paper, their "Season" Collection. I ADORE this stuff!  My first time using this collection. LOVE the weight and "feel" of it.

Ecru-coloured lace: Dollarama 
Font: Tabitha

Lettering: Chatterbox and K&Co (chipboard)
This is Miss Kate, in Summer 2010, on Grace. Her show name is "Goodness Gracious!" (Thus the words on the LO title.)

Journaling reads:

Ride and learn
Kate and Grace spend a lot of time working together- every minute riding teaches them both skill and patience. Coach Alissa says Grace has great potential and that with consistent training, Kate will get her to where she needs to be. We are so lucky to have Alissa’s teaching and coaching guidance!!
Summer 2010
Rohan Wood Stables