Monday, November 29, 2010

The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap

A while ago I signed up for the Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap and had lots of fun making a stitched creation.

I received my stitched postcard from Laura in New Mexico...thanks Laura! I love the clay turtle she made in this post!

This weekend I went to a Grand Ball and helped my Auntie at a craft sale and the weekend went by way too fast.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I made this card my stamping with black stazon onto a dried teabag, then I watercolored my flower. Inside it says "And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.”

I shared these images I created in Illustrator a while ago, but I just found a print shop that was competent in printing them out, so I made them into little notecards. I sorta love them.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

December Daily Foundation

This year I decided I wanted to play with a December Daily Album, and decided to get started on it last night when I saw this post on Ali Edward's blog. I used a hodgepodge of Christmas Music sheets, envelopes, acetate, Old Olive SU Cardstock. Most of my patterned papers came from Martha Stewart frosty gingerbread paper pad. I embossed a couple of my papers using a couple of cuttlebug embossing folders. I dont have a front cover yet, or really any design elements yet. I'm thinking I will add those as I go. I'm thinking paper clips and staples. And some sewing too of course.

I found this, and I love it. I want to remember to live life every day like this:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

#8 Scrapbook my travels

We'll I've decided to get on track with #8 from my 22 List; Scrapbook my travels. Last week I used Studio Calico's Sunday Sketch to start my Europe scrapbooking, and this week I used the Sunday Sketch to start my Fiji Scrapbooking. I'm all over the world, in my digital playtime I've been starting my Egypt Scrapbooking. Hopefully if I can play along often enough with the weekly sketches, that will keep me on track!

Journaling Reads:

"It was an overcast day on Plantation Island b the time our hotel inspections were done, but I headed down to the beach as soon as we were finished. The water was so calm and warm I couldn't resist going in for a swim. Some of the other girls and I swam out to a floating dock and jumped in to the warm water. It was one of my favorite beaches in Fiji. April 2010"

For the title I used the best free font website Love love love all the free fonts!

Anywho, thats it for now, have a great weekend!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

a card challenge

Hola. This weekend I wanted to play along with both the Color Cue challenge and the weekly sketch at Mojo Monday. I was planning to make two separate cards, but they came together in one. I dont love it, but I do love the background piece created by inking up my seashell impressabilites.

Thats all for today, thanks for visiting. Enjoy your extra hour this weekend!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Studio Calico Sketch

Happy Thursday! I've been doing so much stuff on the computer lately, I've been craving some good old fashioned scrapbooking. I have played along with the Sunday Sketch at Studio Calico.

I bought these White Frames from Ikea before I moved from Edmonton, and I've been trying to find the perfect thing to put in them since. I was thinking black and white travel pictures, but they just seemed so cluttered still.
During my Illustrator class I learned how to do a trace of my pictures, so I've traced three of my pictures from my most recent trip to Europe, and I'm pretty happy with them.