Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Break

Well folks, that time of year is upon us and ScrapArt by Pris is taking a Christmas break! Wishing you all a safe, happy Christmas season and a wonderful New Year!
See you all in 2011!

Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Winter Inspiration

I thought I would share another "Winter" layout that I did. Unlike the last layout, this is done in very warm and non-typical winter colours... but I think the contrast is neat! It makes winter seem a little less cold and gloomy!

What have you been inspired with throughout the winter months?? Link those layouts over at Lasting Memories!

Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Challenge #19- Winter Theme

What is more wintery than shoveling off roofs and going to Ice festivals?? Nothing!
Again I used my favourite paper pack from Creative Memories, "Make A Wish!" I also used Creative Memories snowman and snowflake stickers, and of course my lovely cricut to cut out the title for this lovely winter themed page!! What do you think when someone says "winter?" Link your layouts over at Lasting Memories and check out what the Design Team came up with!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Challenge #18- Christmas Inspiration Photo

This week's challenge at Lasting Memories is to create a layout Christmas inspiration. These pictures are from last year at my parents house in Tumbler Ridge. I love these pictures... because you can see all the boys working in the kitchen! :) I did this layout in typical cold colours to depict winter...I used the awesome "Make a Wish" paper pack from Creative Memories... love it!
What does Christmas Inspiration mean to you??? Link your layout at Lasting Memories so we can all see! 
Happy Scrappin' !

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Challenge #17- Layers & 3D Effect

This week's challenge was to use layers and 3D. On the below layout, you will see that I used several matting layers on my photos, as well as pop-dotted some pictures and the two word/title bars.
What can you do with layers and 3D? Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team came up with over at Lasting Memories, and link your layouts!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Challenge #16- Recycled Items

Recycle It!! Yay, I love to recycle and I loved this challenge. I used photos from my cousin's wedding this summer and I recycled all of the ribbons and flowers from the reception. Yay!
It is easy and fun to recycle.. try and link your layouts at Lasting Memories!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

More Fun with the Cricut!

I couldn't rest with only having shown you ONE layout using my cricut... so here are some more I have been pumping out!!
This first layout is some more pictures from our Saskatchewan trip this summer. I just love the layered effect of the cricut letters...
This next one might be my new favourite layout! I love how 'uderwatery' and blue it is! I had some 'water' paper that worked perfect for this! And the "Life's A Beach" cricut font was obviously perfect! What a fun day! We enjoyed the float so much we did it twice that day!

This last layout is pictures from when Hubby's cousin got engaged. We were comissioned to secretly take picture from afar... very fun!
I used the "Storybook" cartridge to cut out the 'bubble' (what are those things called again??) and then cut out arouns the cut out, to make another 'outline'. I also used the 'Storybook' cartridge to cut out the saying "A Wish Came True". I think this page suits the event quite well! Congrats Jen & Jaime!

What have you scrapped lately using a cricut, or any other cutting machine?? Link your layouts at Lasting Memories... but hurry! You only have until this Saturday to link your "Cricut" layouts!

Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Challenge #15- Use Your Cricut

This week's callenge at Lasting Memories was to use your cricut...oh  my gosh! How could I choose between all of the layouts I have done lately using my cricut!! I use it on almost every page, and I love tham all!
My husband took these gorgeous sunset pictures while he was out at work in late June. I wanted to feature them on a page, but I didn't want to take away from the natural beauty of the pictures. I finally decided on this super simple layout...
This particular font is called "Caligraphy"! Stunning! I used a swirly thing from the "Storybook" cartridge...another of my favourites!
Simple, clean, breathtaking. What more can you ask for in a layout?

What have you made with your cricut (or any other custom cutting systems)?? Let us see your creations by linking your layouts over at Lasting Memories!!
Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I love to PUNCH!!

I just couldn't stop punching!!! Here is another one of my favourite "Punch" pages!
For this layout I used my trusty Creative Memories "circle" punch. 
I took a strip of paper and punched random circles, layered it on top of pink paper and then used the cricut to print matching letters.
 I then used the punched out circles (plus a few more) to create a wavy border on the opposing page.
Of course I HAD to use my cricut... to make these lovely coordinating flowers! 
 A perfect little girl page! I hope this has inspired you to use your PUNCHES! And remember, you have until this Saturday to link your "punch It Out" layouts at Lasting Memories! 

Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Challenge #14- "Punch" It Out

This week's challenge at Lasting Memories is to "Punch" It Out!
I absolutely LOVE how this layout turned out!! This is the cover page for my second 2010 album. This year I decided to put a calendar page into my scrapbook for each month. I still need to fill in the events on this one...
I punched out each individual square with my Creative Memories one inch square punch in matching Creative Memories Leaf paper. I then Chalked around EACH square. What a great rustic/autumn look!! I then stuck all of the squares together and vuala, a beautiful, custom calendar page with a nice fall look!

I LOVE the look of the chalking around the adges of the paper!

It is just that easy to createa beautiful calendar page using a simple punch! What have you punched out lately? Let us see it by linking to the Lasting Memories challenge!
Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy 18th Birthday Kandy!

My little sister-in-law turns 18 today! Holy Macaroni!! That means we have NO MORE children in our family!! YIKES!!

I made her this funky little card...
 I love the buttons!!! (Thanks Karen!)
I used double sided paper I bought at Costco last year in a value pack (gotta love Costco!), and Creative Memories stickers, as well as a couple buttons I got in a little surprise package from Karen at Lasting Memories. Easy, easy, easy card... and I like how it turned out!
Happy Birthday Girly!
Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Challenge #13- Sewing

This week's Challenge at Lasting Memories was to "SEW" on our layouts. This is a technique I love, but rarely do. Mostly because I have limited space so I never have my sewing machine out at the same time as my scrapping. Anyway... this was a fun challenge! These are some pictures from a big family get together in Saskatchewan this summer... what a bunch of cuties!
I used and zig-zag stitch and sewed around the title words:
Down the first page as a "border":
And around a feature piece of paper with the words "cute as can be":
And there you have it... an adorable page with some very simple and fast "sewing" embelishments.
Do you sew on your pages? Do you want to? Show us your work at Lasting Memories!!
You have until this coming Saturday to link your layout for the "sewing" challenge!

Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, October 29, 2010

"Wig Out" Day!

The crew at the office... today is "Wig Out" Day!!
Don't forget to enter your "Flip Flap" layouts at Lasting Memories! You only have until TOMORROW to enter!!
Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Challenge #12: Flip Flaps & Page Protectors

Challenge #12
Guess where I am??? On my bi-annual SCRAPBOOKING RETREAT!!! I look forward to my fall and spring retreats all year...and this year should be amazingly-super-de-duper fun because my sister-in-law, cousin and Aunt are all coming! (Although my best-friend and partner-in-craft could not make this one because she has a new baby!). I am sure we are having a blast and getting LOTS scrapped!

Anyway... on to the challenge!
I had never even heard of a "flip flap" until I became a member of the Lasting Memories Design Team. I happened to get a promotional package from Close To My Heart in the Spring and there were these strange little picture sized page protectors that I didn't know what to do with. When Karen suggested a "flip flap" challenge I thought she was crazy...then I remembered those little things.
These added so much to my page, not to mention I was able to add 4 MORE pictures to my layout without it looking stuffed and overcrowded!
Want to know how they work? Read on!

During the Christmas holidays we held a surprise book-signing and book-reading to celebrate my Mother's latest novel "And the Beat Goes On." I chose to use these pictures because I had a few extra shots that I wanted to fit onto the page, but didn't seem to have room. A flip-flap was the perfect solution!
For this layout, I began by picking my pictures and colours and came up with a basic layout.
Then I chose the pictures to be used in the "flip-flaps" and layered them several times. You will need to leave one side "un-stuck" so that you can insert the flip-flap like so:
Attach your flip-flaps. You will end up with 3 pictures that take up the space of ONE on your layout!
I didn't only put pictures in the flip-flaps... I used some memorabilia and a beautiful sticker poem I found called "She Who Believes in Herself."
I used my "Paper Doll Dress Up" Cricut cartridge to make a city-scape and a pterodactyl. "Dream Big" and "Extra Extra!" are Creative Memories stickers.
The toughest part about useing the flip-flaps is making sure that they will be accessible even once your page protectors are in place. Because I use Creative Memories pages, this was not very hard. They are side-loading, and therefore if you position the flip-flaps right against the edge of the page, there is no need to create a hole for them to go through.
Carefully slide your pages into the protectors, leaving the flip-flap open until the page protector is in place.
And there you have it... a great page with some extra pizzaz!
Flip-Flaps CLOSED
Flip-Flaps OPEN:
Have you ever used flip-flaps?? I'd love to see what you have come up with! Link your "Flip-Flap" layouts over at Lasting Memories...and be sure to have until Saturday for this challenge!!
Happy Scrappin!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Challenge #11: Handmade Flowers

 Here we are on Challenge #11 at the Lasting Memories Layout Challenge Blog
This week's theme is " Handmade Flowers."
To make my flowers, I used my Cricut and the "George & Basic Shapes" cartridge and cut out two different flowers in several sizes.
 I then took a sponge and some 'Close to My Heart' ink to the flowers, giving them a distressed look.
 Then...crumple, crumple, squich, squash! Make them look like real petals by adding some dimension...
Now carefully unfold the squished flowers!
 Attach them together using a brad and tada! A beautiful handmade flower!!
 I used my lovely new flowers on a layout I have been working on for a "pre-wedding" book for one of my Hubby's cousins who just got married.

Hope you enjoyed learning how to make flowers! It is super fast and easy, so give it a whirl and then let me know how it went!
Don't forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team came up with at Lasting Memories!
Happy Scrappin'!