Friday, November 19, 2010

DT @

I love, love, LOVE the products at Lots of inky, blingy goodness - and some pretty cool charms as well. So when I saw that they are having a DT call, I just HAD to give it a shot. Here are my submissions:

Scenes from a Jammie Day features flowers, charms and glimmer mist from my2angels, as well as some thickers and gorgeous Kaisercraft paper. The chipboard element is from

Scenes from Rehearal (apparently, I'm on a "scenes" kick) features plain card stock that I got my ink on with! Used lots of Ranger Distress Inks, stamps and masks and their alcohol inks to brass up the charms. The flowers, charms and inks are available at

Thought I'd throw in a card for good measure. All the paper is from the Kaisercraft Christmas 6x6 Paper Pad - then inked and distressed with Ranger products. Chipboard from 2Crafty.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Way cool - SBC Card Sketch Challenge

Ok, I'm geeking out a little bit because I have figured out how to post directly to my blog from Picasa... which means it's WAY easier to post these items.

This is a card that I made for Scrapbook City's latest challenge. I just realized that it is almost 100% Kaisercraft product - all the paper is from a 6x6 paper pad and the bling and rubons are also Kaisercraft. The beige cardstock is from who knows where (!) and I used a bronze coloured Versacolor ink pad for edges. Oh - and of course, I Glimmer Misted the background papers, but unfortunately, it doesn't show up well in photos.

Now, on to the layout challenge!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Always Love Me a GIVEAWAY!

Stumbled upon another fabulous blog candy giveaway:

 Samantha ( is giving away a fabulous looking mixed bag of yummies.  Check out her blog and follow the instructions and this stuff could be yours!  (Although, honestly, I'm hoping it will be mine.)


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Scrapbook City & Kaisercraft

I'm early this time!  I found some time this weekend to work on the latest Scrapbook City challenges.  I also thought I'd combine challenges again, so I used the Kaisercraft "Mix it up" Newsletter challenge for my layout.

SBC is holding a colour challenge this time - lots of brights - which totally go against my typical mojo.  So, I pulled up the Kaisercraft newsletter and found the following criteria:
  • Stripes
  • 2 photos
  • Photo frame/frame
  • Flower
So here's what I came up with:
It's not too fancy, but seems to satisfy all the criteria.  Going to have to work on my ability to WOW when I'm outside my comfort zone....

My card is simple too - again, find it really challenging to work with brights.  My own design on a Kaisercraft gate fold card:

So, time to check out some other challenges, but fingers crossed as always for these random draws :D


Friday, October 8, 2010

Get Picky!

Just discovered another new challenge blog (like I needed ANOTHER one to follow;D) and thought I'd share -   partly to expose my tiny band of followers to a new challenge, and partly to enter the draw for a pretty RAK!

Here's the RAK:

Check out and tell them I sent ya!  :D


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Take that, Patterson! =D Scrapbook City BLING Layout Entry

How great is it when a harmless challenge turns into a *friendly* rivalry?!?  I felt the need to ensure I posted this layout tonight since my wonderful friend (who shall remain nameless!) decided to compete head on with me for the Scrapbook City Card Blog Challenge...   (Of course, since it's a random draw, I actually have a shot at winning!)

So here's my BLING layout:

This one can also be used for this month's A2Z Scraplets - AND I ACTUALLY INCLUDED A SCRAPLET THIS TIME!!! =D  Without realizing it, I could have also entered it in the Artastic Challenge Blog, but missed the cut off... Funny how I managed to meet those criteria without even trying - must have been on my brain.

As for the criteria for THIS challenge - needed to use bling - and did I ever?  Kaisercraft bling Pearl strands on the ribbon, Glimmer Mist on the background pages, Distress Stickles and Smooches on the flowers (a little tough to see in the photo), Gold Smooch on the Scraplet, and of course, a bling arrow from Kaisercraft.  The best part?  I got to use my COPIC markers to COLOUR MY BLING!  I didn't have any brown bling flourishes, so I pulled out some clear Prima Say it in Crystals and my brown COPIC marker and coloured it in.  Voila! 

I also really love this photo.  It was an impromptu shot of my boy saying goodbye to his cat the day before we came back to AUS after a brief visit home.   The look on his face breaks my heart.  The kids miss their furry babies so much when we are overseas.  We are all looking forward to reuniting with them when we move back to Canuckia...

Cheers!  =D

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Scrapbook City BLING Card Blog

Finally - I challenge I can TRULY sink my teeth into :D.  BLING!  

As those who actually pay attention to what I do, I use a lot of bling on my layouts... It's rare for me to do a project without bling... or ink.  Hence my newly pronounced personal style - BLINGKING!

Anyway, the card I created for the latest Scrapbook City card blog is created predominantly from Kaisercraft's Hippy Girl line.  I just won this package and was instantly inspired to start using it.  I used Kindy Glitz, Glimmer Mists (2 kinds), glittered pattern paper, bling shapes, bling rhinestones...  I think you get the picture... I incorporated a far amount of bling in one little card.

Time to see if I can squeeze out a BLING layout for the Scrapbook City Blog layout challenge... Then it's time to PACK IT ALL UP as we head out for their semi-annual retreat tomorrow.  So excited!

Thanks for looking!