Saturday, February 28, 2009

Blogging Break

I'm taking a bit of a break from technology for the moment as I prepare for my second-to-last exam. It's hard to do as I have a lot of scrapbooking and crafty projects sitting on my table.

On a sad note, the Pick of the Patch online store and message forum will be no more. There is a brick & mortar store in Coquitlam. The forum and layout gallery were very inspirational and the creative team rocked. I'll miss the online crops and my daily forum fixes.

More creative goodness in March.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Love Bites

Last year's Valentines' Day dinner. J was working. I was home alone. He wrapped up the lasagna, made sure that it was microwave ready and left a little note.

He always leaves notes like my lunch too. I love him.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Featured card

Take a look at the Pick of the Patch blog and you will see my card. It's the second one on the list.

I haven't had time for scrapbooking lately and I'm very behind on uploading my photos. :( My second-to-last exam is in three weeks and I guess now is the time to crack open the books. Yikes.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Crazy in Love

Beyonce's song, Crazy In Love, is one of our fave songs. I decided to create a mini-album using the song as a title.

This album is the winning entry for Making Memories with Scrapbooking's mini-album contest. The contest rules asked that we create a mini-album using the products provided. The only things I could add were cardstock/chipboard to make the album and binding materials. The prize was a gift certificate to their store.

I was so excited to get that phone call! That only means more shopping for me! :)

Valentine mini

How I created the album...

The album is 6 inches in height and 8 inches in width. The individual chipboard pages measure 4x6, 5x6, 6x6, 7x6 and 8x6. I added two acrylic pages, as well, which measured 6x6.

The chipboard pieces were painted brown along the edges. I wanted the chipboard to match the patterned paper.

Valentine mini

Next, I glued the pink ribbon pieces which were meant to act as page turners for the album. I then adhered the patterned paper provided in the contest kit. The paper was from My Mind's Eye.

I added some stamped flourishes, the additional ribbon, photos and journalling. The journalling is from Michael Buble's song You're Everything. Really sweet lyrics.

And here is the rest of the book...

Valentine mini 2 Valentine mini 3

Valentine mini 4 Valentine mini 5

Valentine mini 6 Valentine mini 7

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Love all around

Last month, I went to Colleen's and made some cute Valentine's cards and favours using all Stampin' Up! products.

Here's a look at what we made.

SU Love SU Love 1

The pull-out greeting is the sweetest thing! I never would have thought of that. I also love the colours Colleen chose for this card - a really nice combo.

The other thing we made that evening is this...

Valentine treat box

A goodie box, perfect for giving a special someone a few treats. The box did not take that long to assemble. The hardest part was choosing the paper! Now...what to fill it with?

Friday, February 13, 2009



I love cards with big embellishments! The big, bold, black flower was exactly what this card needed. I added some bling to the middle of the flower (of course!)

The patterned paper is from Basic Grey's discontinued sultry line and the letter stickers are American Crafts. The flower is by Bazzill Basics which I received in a kit that I purchased from Pick of the Patch.

Thursday, February 12, 2009



This is a card I made using scraps. I used mainly Basic Grey's (now discontinued) Sultry line. I love striped patterned paper and the chipboard. The scallop edge is from Bazzill Basics and was leftover from another project.

The card measures 4x4 and it's a great mini-card to give to a special someone.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I {Heart} You

I Heart you

A quick and cute Valentine's Day greeting. I made this card in a matter of minutes! Gotta love that.

This card measures 6 x 6. I used American Crafts patterned paper and letter stickers, an acrylic heart by Making Memories and cardstock from Bazzill Basics.

Thanks for looking. More lovey-dovey cards to come!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Tag Maps

I was asked to create two tags based on a sketch for the February edition of PageMaps.

Sketches are great ways to fire up your creative juices when you just don't have any clue where to start.

Take a look at my tags and the original sketch
here and see all the other inspiring works.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My first published layout!

I am so excited to share my first published layout with you.

This layout is published in an online e-zine called for their chocolate themed article. How could I resist creating a layout about chocolate?!?

The layout and article can be found here.

Thanks for looking!


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