>> Friday, January 28, 2011
I can't remember the last time I made a scapbook page. Whenever I sit down to craft its always cards, so much so that the thought of doing a scrapbook page had become a little scary. Sarah does such beautiful work that I can't help but feel like that it is her 'domain' and I had better stick with cards. but .... we were talking the other night about how hobbies (like scrapbooking!) aren't about being the best or creating works of art all the time, its about preserving memories and having fun ... even when you know you aren't going to be the best. I was inspired to try again and here is my attempt. I don't know if this means I'll be scrapping a lot more in the future, but it does mean that I had a memory I wanted to preserve and I had lots of fun!
I machine stitched around the edges as well as distressed with my chocolate ink. The flowers are hand-made and I sprayed (lots!) of glimmer mist on the thickers to make them the colour I wanted. The colour they were originally did not quite match :-) The Rubons are from my (fast) decreasing supply of Chatterbox. If anyone knows where I could get some more I would be eternally grateful!
Can`t help feeling like it looks a lot like a card I just made . . . .
Graphic 45 patterned paper
>> Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I'm a day late, but still wanted to show you the newest sketch from ICS! What a fun sketch we had to work with this week. I loved how this card came turned out! Very simple, but combining some of my favourite elements. Vintage dictionary paper, buttons, stitching, distressing and .... simple!
>> Saturday, January 22, 2011
>> Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Another site that I went to for some inspiration is the brand new, and utterly adorable new blog: Do You Stack Up? This is only thier 2nd challenge, but how could I not play along when the challenge is "No Stress, Distress!" Of course I had to laugh a little, its more of a challenge for me "not" to distress a card, but I had fun playing along anyways!
I also used the very last 2S4Y sketch for this card.
>> Monday, January 17, 2011
My Mind's Eye patterned paper, pom-pom trim, journaling card
Quick little post to show the newest card abased on Dawns great sketch at ICsketches. As always there is loads of inspiration and fun prizes. Go check it out!
>> Friday, January 14, 2011
Graphic 45 patterned paper
>> Tuesday, January 11, 2011
This card isn't what I usually make, instead of the distressed look I put away my inks and used some bright papers. Oh what fun I had with it too! The Bo Bunny papers are ones that I have had for a while and were just the right colours to match my mood this week - very cheerful!
The design team at ICsketches has provided lots of inspiration for you this week, head over to the blog to see all the other great cards from the rest of the design team. Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and she is giving away 5 digital stamps to the winner of this week's sketch! What are you waiting for?
>> Monday, January 10, 2011
>> Friday, January 7, 2011
American Crafts cardstock, patterned paper, Thicker's accents, run-ons
>> Thursday, January 6, 2011
>> Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I'm thrilled to announce that I (Rebecca) am among the lucky ones chosen to be on the Inspirational Card Sketches newest design team! I am so honoured to be working along side some great designers and with wonderful sponsors as well. If you have never been to ICSketches, you really ought to check out the blog. I love working with the sketches and there are some great prizes to be won every week!
>> Saturday, January 1, 2011
The blog has been a little quiet over the Christmas holidays as Sarah and I have both been very busy! Isn't that how it always goes? Christmas has been wonderfully crazy and filled with family and friends which makes finding time to scrap a little harder these days, but that will change, very soon! This is just a super quick post to let you know that I made the design team over at Sassy Lil' Sketches. A blog not only for cardmaking, but scrapbook sketches too, you really need to stop by a visit! I'm so excited to be a part of this wonderful team. The other ladies are so talented and Cherie and Katie do such a great job with the site.