Monday, January 26, 2015

Can you say three legged downward facing dog?

I was looking though my 2001 photo album and found 2 photos from Lila's preschool taken at some kind of mommy and me activity. Not sure what exactly it was but we are on the mats, doing something that resembles yoga.

Yoga is on my mind recently, because few weeks ago I joined yoga studio and I have to admit it is not going so well. At least it helped me to come up with the title.

I used My Scraps & More Sketch #97 and Crate Paper "Oh Darling" collection with some DCWV papers thrown in a mix.

Supplies: patterned paper (Crate Paper, DCWV),  letter stickers (WRMK), big brush markers (Faber Castell), wood frames (Freckled Fawn), label stickers (Teresa Collins), metal dots (Heidi Grace), stamp (Heidi Swapp), heart punch (Fiskars), glimmer mist (Tattered Angels), Silhouette Cameo


I painted the wooden frames with Faber Castell markers and misted them with Glimmer Mist.



I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut the title and stamped few arrows under it.

Thanks for stopping by today. We are waiting for the blizzard to hit. The schools are cancelled for tomorrow. I hope to sneak some scrapping time! Stay warm!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

First grade

I have a new post on Love My Tapes blog. I love this picture of my little boy on the first day of school and so glad that I got to scrap it and put it in his album.

I used 4 different washi tapes and Bella Blvd "Midterm" papers.

Supplies: patterned paper (Bella Blvd), cardstock (American Crafts), washi tapes (Love My Tapes), label stirckers (Teressa Collins), letter stickers (American Crafts), glimmer mist (Tatered Angles), paint markers (Faber Castell), gel pen (WRMK), Sharpie


I used blue sharpie to add color to the washi tape stars. I already had a bunch of small stars punched out of the shipping tags. I misted them first with Burnt Red glimmer mist and than colored with the PITT Big Brush marker in Deep Scarlet Red. After it was all dry I doodled a star shape with a gel marker.


I have some good news for all washi tape lovers. You can buy the tapes that I used and many many others including lace and fabric tapes and fabulous adhesive at brand new Love My Tapes etsy shop. You can get free shipping in January with $25 purchase. You can never have too much washi tape, right?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Card from the East

While cleaning up my desk desk after making the last two layouts I decided to use the scraps from "The Far East" stack to make a card. I used the January DCWV sketch


I added the gold Teresa Collins letter stickers and few sequins from my stash to compliment the foils accents of the paper. The punched border was made with Martha Stewart punch.


P.S. I would love to know what the Chinese characters mean. Anyone?

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunbathing beauties - Scrappy Hands layers challenge

Happy Sunday my dear blog readers!

Today I am sharing another layout with pictures from out visit to the Japanese Gardens in IL. I made this layout for the Scrappy Hands Layers challenge and as in my last layout I used layers and layers of pretty paper from "The Far East" paper stack.

Supplies: patterned paper (DCVW), pearls, washi tape (Bo Bunny), metal clip (Maya Road), gold leafing pen (Krylon), vinyl (Oracal), Silhouette Cameo


I wanted to use the camera clip but I didn't like that fact that it is silver. Gold leafing pen to the rescue! I colored the clip to match the gold foil accents of the paper and the gold vinyl title.


I did some fussy cutting and finished with the page with pearls and a piece of washi tape that holds the paper clip in place.

Check what other DT members made for this challenge and share your take with us!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Japanese Gardens - DCVW January sketch challenge

This past summer we made a road trip to Wisconsin to visit friends. When I plan a long drive I always like to plan stops and do some sightseeing. Let's just say that my planned stops were not met with much enthusiasm. I gave Ella a guidebook and told her that she can plan our trip back,

She chose to visit the Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, IL. We arrived there after rainy morning and just before a very stormy afternoon but we still got about an hour of sunny weather and were able to explore the gardens.

I have few layouts planned with the pictures from our visit and here is the first. I used the January sketch from the DCVW blog and "The Far East" stack. I did a lot of layering and didn't use any embellishments. The pictures and the beautiful papers with foil accents do all the talking here.

Supplies: patterned paper (DCVW), washi tape (Love My Tapes), border punch (Fiskars)


I added a punched border to one of the photo mats and added gold washi tape border to the other.


I plan to do a companion page with other pictures from the so I left that one without a title.

"The Far East" paper stack is very pretty, I can see myself using every single paper, I just wish it would come with translation :)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Basket of my own

I have a new post up on Love My Tapes blog. This time I am weaving fabric tapes to make a background for the pictures from the basket weaving workshop I did two weeks ago.


I enjoyed it so much, I feel the new hobby is sneaking up on me!


In addition to lovely fabric tapes I used a bunch of old chipboard letters and stickers from my stash.


I added a journaling card from one of my Project Life kits that don't get much use lately.

What do you think? Should I pick up basket weaving? What is your second favorite hobby?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

My Heart Belongs to You - Scrappy Hands layers challenge

Is it Sunday again? The first full week of January went too fast for me. I tried new yoga place, took girls to have their eyes checked, went to the College planning session at the high school (what?? college??) and spent some time checking the new CHA releases. I had fun making my wish list, hope to get one or two new releases to play .

Meanwhile I pulled out some very very old papers from Cloud 9 and made a layout with Eli's pictures from last February. I used lots and lots of layers since I made it for Scrappy Hands layers challenge.
Supplies: patterned paper (Cloud 9), enamel hearts (Teresa Collins), Miss Kate Cuttables cut file, vinyl, Silhouette Cameo


The title is a cut file from Miss Kate Cuttables and I cut i in vinyl - so much easier than the paper.


I cut out few hearts from the patterned paper and added them with foam tape and also sprinkled few enamel heart shapes.

Check the gorgeous work of other DT members and share your takes right here.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Love notes from my son

Hello Sunday!
Today the Scrappy Hands Design team shares another take on the "Squares" challenge. Last week I made a New Year card and today I am sharing a layout. I don't remember when last time I made a layout without any pictures but I really wanted to save these sweet love motes from Eli and decided that they deserve a separate layout.


I used few patterned papers from Teresa Collins "Save the date" collection and added miscellaneous scraps from my stash.


The last note has my name on the back so instead of gluing it down I used photo corners.
The title and the black hearts are cut from vinyl with Silhouette Cameo.

Check the great projects that other DT members shared right here.

The first Monday of 2015 is right around the corner. Hope it is going to be a great one.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Scrap It Girl January Challenge - Snowflakes

Hello my dear blog readers! We made it to 2015!

While I am still working on my 2015 goals and resolutions that I plan to share later, I am happy to share my first layout of 2015 made for the Scrap It Girl January challenge.

The challenge is "snowflakes" and since we are having a snowless winter here in NJ (not complaining) I went back to the last year that had plenty of snow.


I made a simple collage in Picasa and printed it on my home printer. I used some old Bo Bunny papers, rubons (didn't use these in ages) and stickers.



I printed the journaling and added a frame cut out of Jenni Bowlin journaling card.

More rubons, stickers, and Martha Stewart vellum sticker.

Stop by the Scrap It Girl blog to see more snowflake inspiration and share your take with us.

P.S. Did you blog about your 2015 goals? Were you inspired by anyone's else goals? Please share! I need more inspiration!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Love My Tapes - a layout and a card

Before 2014 comes to an end I want to share my last two DT projects for Love My Tapes.

I made a sparkly layout with handcut washi tape hearts that I stitched to the page.


I used the new "Studio Gold" collection by Teresa Collins. So pretty! More details on Love My Tapes blog right here.

Supplies: patterned paper, chipbaord, letter stickers (Teresa Collins). washi tape (Love My Tapes)


I used Love My Tapes lace tape (and bunch of paper scraps) to make this monochromatic card.


Find more details and a little tutorial right here.