Some Vancouver LOs!!

Good evening! I spent a lot of the weekend scrapping, yay! On Saturday I went to an all day crop and only finished about 6 los, but I was okay with that because I really liked them! Yesterday, after I unpacked everything, I made a few more los. This first one is using this week's sketch challenge on Let's Scrap:
I used some new dp and accents by My Mind's Eye called "Little Boy Blue". Those cute vintage animal flash cards are from an Etsy site called "Pretty Little Studio".

Next up is a lo using this week's sketch from Inspired Sketches. I used dp and chipboard from Cosmo Cricket's "Nutmeg" line. I cut the bear from the Cricut cartridge "Give a Hoot". These are photos from the top of Grouse Mountain where they have a bear habitat. The bears come in and out of their homes, and here we were lucky enough to get up close and personal with them!

Here is a close-up of the little cutie!
Last, is a baby lo about a beluga! LOL, I felt kinda funny pulling out soft pink colors and baby papers for this animal lo, but it worked! A few months before we visited the Vancouver Aquarium, a beluga gave birth to this little baby. We got to go into a special habitat where the baby and mother spend their time bonding together over the first few months of the baby's life. No flash photography was allowed, and you had to be extremely quite to not disturb mother and baby.
I used dp by Jenni Bowlin, and Making Memories (Vintage Findings). I pleated the lace and sewed it down to the paper to create the border. The heart and "Beluga" letters were cut from the Cricut, and the pink "baby" letters are Doodlebug stickers. The journaling block is a new Tim Holtz die cut from the Big Shot.

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Sweet Sunshine, Sweet Memories, Sweet Friends

Good Evening! Here are a few los I made between yesterday and today. The first is using the latest sketch from Sketch Inspiration, along with some Vancouver photos and the Scarlet Lime March kit. Love this Cosmo Cricket "Material Girl" line!

Next up, I pulled out my new "Dear Lizzy" papers and embellies and got to work! This line screams FUN to me, so I grabbed a photo of Joan and I and had some fun! It just so happened that this month's Studio Calico went very well with the "Dear Lizzy" and featured some of the line as well. I used a sketch from The Scrappiest for the lo. The cloud in the upper corner says "Sweet Sunshine", so I went with the title "Sweet Sunshine, Sweet Memories, Sweet Friend".

Here is a close-up of the embellie card, which features a SU! stamp (the scooter), a Dear Lizzy chipboard fence, and Dear Lizzy sticker.
And lastly, I made these flower out of ribbon, by stitching up the side of the ribbon and pulling the threads together and tying them. I put a Dear Lizzy brad in the center, and then ruffled the flower around it.

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Shower Gifts

Hi! I wish I had time to scrap tonight because I am in the mood for it, but I have to babysit George tonight in about an hour. Sometimes things just don't work out! I'll share with you the rest of the gifts I made for Christine for the bridal shower this past weekend. First up is this card set and matching box. The pattern for the box was found on Splitcoast Stampers, and I used Unity Stamps to decorate the outside lid.

These are the cards I made to go inside:

Each features a birdie stamp from Hero Arts and sentiment stamp from SU!. Each card has the same design, but different patterned paper.
My final gift was the card (because really the card is like a gift, right?) I used this adorable SU! image from a mini catalog a few years ago, as well as BG "Porcelain" paper. The bride was stamped in Craft Chocolate Chip ink and then covered in clear EP and embossed. I cut the roses out of the BG paper, and the leaves from a Sizzlit die with my Big Shot.
Here is the inside:
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Home Grown

Hi! Christine's bridal shower was yesterday, and it was a success! She was surprised and wasn't expecting it! Today our family went over to help sort out the gifts, and then tonight I was able to get some scrappy time in (which hasn't happened in almost 2 weeks!).

I made this lo tonight using Scrap for a Cure's March Kit called "Strawberry Fields". My lo follows a sketch from their website which was designed for this month. These are pictures of my Mom and I next to a large wine barrel at Four Sister's Winery, which we visited this past fall for some wine tasting.

I cut the grapes from a Sizzix Sizzlit die cut (which was meant to be a cherry, but with purple paper I transformed it). I also cut the watering can from the Circut with the "Walk in my Garden" cartridge. Both are on a pretty glimmer misted (or Shimmerz) doily which was included in the kit already glammed up! Here are some close-ups of each:

I'll be back later in the week to share the rest of the shower gifts that I made for Christine. Have a great start of your week tomorrow!


Newlywed Banner!

I haven't had much scrappy time this week, but instead a lot more personal things going on. However, I had no school on Monday because the town water main burst and there was no water (funny because most of NJ had too much water over the weekend), so I was able to work on this wedding gift for my brother and his fiance. The bridal shower is this weekend, and I wanted to give a gift in addition to the bridal party's gift. This is part 1: a fabric banner! First, I have to say the photos do not do it justice because it was cloudy and rainy still on Monday and they are a bit dark, but it is soooo pretty in real life!

To make, I used wonder-under and ironed it onto the fabric, and then ran that through my Big Shot with the SU! banner die cut. I then stitched around the inside of the banner with a straight stitch (on the sewing machine). I used some In-Color grosgrain polka dot ribbon from SU! to connect the banner, and all I did was pin the ribbon to each banner and then run it through my sewing machine to adhere them together with a zig zag stitch. I then embellished the front by making these cute fabric flowers and then cutting the letters from my Big Shot out of chipboard and paper.

The whole process really only took me 1 and 1/2 hours! Here is a close-up of each letter: (RHC, for Robby, Heyrich (our last name), Christine)
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Tying Up Some Loose Ends

Hello! It's been a busy week and weekend, but I was finally able to finish some things tonight. First off, I had a lo sitting on my desk since last Tuesday that just needed some finishing touches (done!). Then I made a little gift for someone special (shh...it's a secret!). Finally, I am posting my lo for last week's Sketch Inspiration challenge. I never got to uploading it in time for the awesome Noel Mignon prize, but I thought it was worth sharing here! I used a picture from Vancouver with my Mom and Grandma, and supplies from the brand new March Paper Poppy kit. It featured lots of goodies from Jenni Bowlin (so springy!), and other little doo-dads.
I cut my bird and his wing from some felt included with the kit on my Big Shot. I love that the Big Shot lets you create your own felt accents! Too cute!


Imaginisce Sketch Challenge for March

I made this fun lo yesterday for the March sketch challenge on the Imaginisce Blog. I loved that the sketch called for 3 photos, and I found these that matched this paper so well! These photos are from last June when my family helped me celebrate my birthday a few days early (we were in Key West on the actual day). The make the paper "ribbon curls" I cut a 1/4" piece of paper and then wrapped it around a pencil. I kind of smooshed down the curls so that they would lay flatter (I knew my album would really never close if I left them 3-D, and I already have a huge problem with that! LOL!). I used my I-top to make the cupcake brads.
Here is a close-up:
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Another Studio Calico!

I am in love with my Studio Calico kit (sorry, meant to say OUR Studio Calico kit, since I share it with my Mom, lol). I used the latest sketch from Creative Scrappers to make this lo yesterday, with supplies from the February Studio Calico "Baker's Dozen" and add-on kits. This is a photo from last March at my brother's engagement party. That BG lace paper is so pretty; this was the first time I used it. I cut it apart to conserve it, and to stretch it a bit so that I could use it on other los too!

Here is a close-up of the flowers I made with a SU! punch, which I rolled the edges of with a pencil to give some depth. I topped it with a cute BG chipboard heart from the "Sugar Rush" collection.
Have a super evening!


Vancouver View

This sure has been a scrappy weekend for me! I made a few more los today for a some different challenges, but I've missed my daylight time frame to take pictures (nighttime picture-page taking just doesn't always come out great!), so I'll have to share them tomorrow. This is a lo I made Friday night following this month's sketch on Inspired Blueprints (#43). I flipped the sketch for the second page in order to stretch it to a 2 page lo. These photos are from Prospect Point in Stanley Park, where there is a gorgeous view of the mountains surrounding Vancouver. I used one of my all time favorite scrapping lines, "Early Bird" by Cosmo Cricket. I mixed in some Little Yellow Bicycle paper as well (the patterned yellow), and combined some flowers and twine with the Early Bird chipboard. The title letters are both new letter stickers and chipboard letter stickers from Cosmo Cricket. My Mom used this sketch for some Halloween photos, and she used the Making Memories word fetti stickers to add captions to her photos. I loved the idea, so I copied it, using the "Great Escape" word fetti line for my photos.

Here is close-up of the left side:

And here is the right side:
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Love Digs Deep Roots

Here's another lo I wanted to share, and I am sooooo excited about this one! I think it's one of my most favorite's that I've done in awhile! So let me start explaining things here...most supplies are from Jenni Bowlin, but also some Melody Ross by GCD Studios, and Jillibean Soup. For the fabulous medallion on the side, I used a Crafter's Workshop template, which I put down on the brown cardstock, and then glimmer misted over it with Candy Red Apple Glimmer Mist, and lifted the template up. I have NEVER had such a great impression before! Usually ink seeps under or I drop the template as I pick it up, and ruin a part, but this one came out so awesome! I loved it so much that I knew I couldn't cover it up, so I based most of the lo on the right side.

I came up with that cute title all by myself (am I proud or what?! lol). I thought with the tree roots and my g-parents have been together for like 55 years or so, and the title just popped in my head! I made that cute flower too following a tutorial from the Pink Paislee blog.

Here is a close-up of the left side:

Secret Garden

Here is another lo I made today using the Studio Calico February kit. These are some more pictures from the Vancouver gardens. This lo follows this week's sketch challenge on Let's Scrap as well. It's kind of hard to see, but between all the little photos I added stitching to make a grid-like pattern.
I used an adorable new Martha Stewart spring border punch with these little chickies for my accent here:

And here is a close-up of the fun tag, which I also punched with the Martha Stewart border punch:

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Sunny Patch

Hello! I made this lo today using a sketch from Creative Scrappers (#93). The photos are from our vacation last summer to Vancouver/Alaska. These pics were taken in Stanley Park in Vancouver, in their beautiful gardens. For the lo, I used the February kit (and add-ons) from Studio Calico called "Baker's Dozen". I loved this patterned paper with the doily banners, and luckily enough, the kit came with a matching stamp set, which I stamped and cut out to layer for my title. I made the turquoise ribbon flowers by punching a circle and then twisting ribbon and laying it down. I covered the inside seams with a Prima bauble.
Here is a close-up of the flower and banner:
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