Thursday, October 28, 2010

One of those days...

Hello all! It's been kind of a crappy day around here... no real reason, just too many kids! ROFL! I guess we all have those days, eh? Tomorrow is a new day with no temper tantrums in it... yet! :)
So, to look on the bright side... 10 positive things....

*I spent part of the day with my beautiful niece and had a wonderful time!
*I decided to dress up for our Oct 31st carnival at the church and got a cool funky costume!
*At this moment... all 5 children are sleeping... bliss!
*It seems that all 5 children just might be over all the major sickness!
*I get to go to bed early tonight!
*I am really hoping to spend tomorrow evening creating!
*I bought Seth and Jasmine's birthday gifts today! They both have bday's in Nov!
*I got to have an iced cap today! Ahhhh...
*I .... I.... Ummm... I'm lost... I'll have to settle for 8 positive things! :)

I do have a new layout to show you though! I really love how it turned out! I love when I do a page just for me... using products that I love! So often I do design work... and it's just so amazing to do something just because i want to! So here is my latest page...

Lil' Dancer
I will add my detail shots tomorrow... I see that I forgot to edit them! :)
Isn't that paper gorgeous? It's my first time creating with Girls Paperie papers... but it won't be my last! They are simply gorgeous! And how about those ZVA Creative pearl flourishes? GORGEOUS! Yeah... I sent it in for their design team search! A girl has to dream, right? What a dream come true THAT would be!! Wish me luck!! :)
Anyway, I really should sign off if I'm going to get to bed early like I am hoping! :) But I wanted to share this page... because it makes me happy... I love it! :) It's very much all of the things I love about scrapbooking! :) shaped papers, fussy cutting, stitching, distressing, chipboard, swirls, flowers, pearls, butterflies... Ahhhh... it just doesn't get much better than this! And of course, it's all held together with my favorite Helmar adhesives...
There... I knew I'd feel better after blogging! :)
Until next time... Happy Scrapping!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Helmar Makes Me HAPPY!

WHOOT! I have the awesome opportunity to be on the Helmar 2010-2011 Design team!! Another term! YEAH!!! Check out the amazing talent on this list...

I created a layout for Helmar this week using the gorgeous Queen Bee line from Pink Paislee. This line is to DIE for!!! Check it out!
When You're Happy...
This page is of my second youngest child. He can be the happiest little guy... but he's having some issues with Mommy since his baby brother came along in May... :( Breaks my heart!!
Here are some detail shots for ya!!

Thanks for stopping by! For some details as to what Helmar Products I used or how i created this page, please stop by the Helmar USA Design Team Blog!
Until Next Time... Happy Scrapping!

Supplies: Pink Paislee Papers and alpha, Websters Pages Trim, Prima flower centers, Recollections brads, Ranger Liquid Pearls, Clearsnap Ink, Martha Stewart border punches, Ranger Dimensional pearls, Helmar Adhesives(specifics above)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Helmar Blog Hop Winners!!!

Wowzers! Wasn't that the most amazing blog hop EVER! Talk about talent!?!?

And guess what? There were over 100 comments, so I will be choosing 2 winners today! WHOOT! Way to go!!

Alrightie... here we go... winner #1 is.....

# 23!!!
Blogger Vicki said...

Your layout is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

11:51 AM

And winner #2 is.....


mbchoj said...

That is an awesome layout. I am a new follower/\
mbchoj at aol dot com

8:26 PM

CONGRATULATIONS GIRLS!!! Please email me at tinamcdonald(at)xplornet(dot)ca with your email address Vicki! I will get these out in the mail soon and let you know when, ok? Thanks everyone for playing along!!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Helmar Halloween Howler Hop!!

Hello there! Welcome to the 1st Annual Helmar Halloween Howler Hop. If you have been following along you should have hopped here from Pamela's blog. If you've just started out, Hop on back to the Helmar Blog to see some great Halloween and Fall projects. Make sure to leave some love along the way for your chance to win BIG! There are some AMAZING prize packages to be won! You will NOT want to miss out!
Now, On with the show!!
Today I have a layout to share with you. I am not much of a Halloween kinda gal, though looking at all of the AMAZING projects my Helmar Hotties created sure is inspiring! Instead, I chose to share a fall themed project with you.
This past weekend we celebrated THANKSGIVING here in Canada! I have SO much to be grateful for, that I could not pass up the opportunity to create a project with this in mind!
Here are a few detail shots to give you a feel for the dimension on this page! There are 7 layers of paper on here! SO much fun!!!
In creating this page, I used 2 Helmar products... Premium Craft Glue and Helmar Gemstone glue!
Everything on this page was adhered using the Premium Craft Glue! The papers, the chipboard, the lace, the ribbon, buttons, my journaling strips... EVERYTHING!!! This glue does it ALL! It dries clear and has a FANTASTIC hold! Seriously... I'll never use any other adhesive for the bulk of my page! I'm so THANKFUL for Helmar's Premium Craft Glue!! :)
Now, I also used some Gemstone glue... can you guess where I used it? Yes, you got it! On my little apple tree!!! Here's a quick tutorial using Gemstone glue to make your own apple tree!!

You will need:
Helmar Gemstone Glue
Maya Road chipboard tree (or other tree)
Red Glitter
Large toothpick or wooden skewer
Glimmer mist or paint
1. Paint tree green trunk/branches brown.
2.Using toothpick, dip small dabs of gemstone glue randomly over green part of the tree. These do not have to be all the same size.
3. Sprinkle with LOTS of red glitter over a piece of scrap paper. Let sit for just a second or 2.
4. Shake off glitter and tap several times to get off the excess. Let sit until dry... approx 5 minutes. Then you should be able to brush off the extra sprinkles of glitter without smearing your "apples"!
5. Add the tree trunk and branches using the Premium Craft Glue! Your Apple tree looks good enough to eat! :)
Thank you SO much for stopping by! As a special THANK YOU to you, I'm offering up a goodie filled RAK of my own to give away! How do you win? Just become a follower of my blog (Those already following are also entered) and leave a comment! Then you will be entered to win! I have stamps, flowers, stickers, paper and lots more for one lucky follower! And hey... if I get 100 comments or more, I'll add a second RAK... so what'cha waitin for!?!?
Now... don't dilly dally! It's time to head on over to the next blog! The amazingly talented Eva Dobilas! Click on the arrow below to go directly to her blog!
Happy Hopping!!! and Happy Halloween!!
Please excuse the darker photo's... it's been a rainy 3 days here... :)


Photo Hop

Friday, October 15, 2010

Baby Baby!

Hello My friends! It's been too long!! We celebrated Thanksgiving this past weekend here in Canada, so HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of my Canadian readers!!
Today I have a mini album to share with you using the LAYERED ANTIQUE MINI ALBUM from Magistical Memories!
I LOVE that it is layered... I LOVE that there are only 3 pages... I LOVE the shape!!! I LOVE how it turned out! I LOVE this baby...I just LOVE this mini!!

BABY Layered Antique Book

This album is of my now 5 month old baby boy. He is #5 for me... and my last baby! (At least it should be! ) I wanted to create an album to show a few of my favorite newborn shots of him... and this worked perfectly!
To create the album, I sprayed each chipboard page with Helmar's V2 Velum Adhesive! It made this project SO easy and it has fantastic hold! Then I layed the paper over it, pressed it down, then cut it out using a craft knife! I then sanded the edges and inked them! Easy Peasy! And with only 3 pages, it didn't take me forever! Just one day! That's My Kind of mini!!
MME Patterned paper, Maya Road sheer birdies, Girls Paperie flower, ZVA crystle swirl, American Crafts Brads, Pink Paislee rubon, Basic Grey pearls, Jolies (crochet flower), Jillibean soup corrogated alpha, Martha Stewart border punches, Helmar V2 Vellum Adhesive, Helmar Premium craft glue, Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive runner, Magistical Memories Layered Antique book

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Scribble Scrabble designs

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by!! I have 3 projects to share with you today!!!

I believe I mentioned in a previous post that I had the awesome opportunity to be guest designing for Scribble Scrabble for Sept! Let me just say how much I fell in LOVE with these papers!!!! The designs and patterns are perfect for my style... let me share my projects with you!!

#1. Cool Dude
For this page I used the Bric-A-Brac collection. I just loved how these colors and patterns went together!! I added some Magistical Memories chipboard for my title piece and a little chippie potty man as well! :)
#2. Our Day
For my second layout, I used the Nana's Trunk collection! Now this paper looks nothing like nana's trunk to me! I ADORE this collection! The colors are so vivid and fun!!
I loved all the fussy cutting possibilities here! They fit perfectly with my simple page design and helped me to finish this page just right!! I also dug out my sewing machine... glad i did!! :)This page is about our yearly shopping trip to buy school stuff... book bags, clothes, lunch boxes... all those goodies! This was DS's first year of school, so it made it an extra special day!

#3. Just a Simple Girl
This last page was created using the Simply Stylish collection. OMW I loved the colors on here! I'm a classic black white and red kinda gal! This collection was created for me!! It should be called Tina's collection! LOL!!!Again, lots of fussy cutting opportunities on here! It took some time, but i'm so glad i did it... I'm thrilled with how it turned out! I used Helmar's liquid scrap dots under my fussy cutting. It is awesome for adding just the tiniest bit of dimension!! Love it!

And here is the first page that I created using Scribble Scrabble...

Whew... that was a big post! :) Thanks so much for sticking around and checking out my work!! I am so pleased you took the time! don't forget to say HI so I know you were here! :) Then I can stop by your blog for some lovin' too! :)

Still have more goodies that I havent' shared yet, can you believe it?? :)
So, until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Scrap Within Reach Sketch!

Hello everyone! i have SO many new projects to share... but i will start with this one for now! I'll be back later with some more!! Here's a quick post...

I haven't used a sketch in ages to create a page! So, This month I decided to play along with the sketch challenge at SCRAP WITHIN REACH! Isn't this a fun sketch? Here is the page I created with the Afternoon Tea line from them!
The Sister You Never Had
This is my daughter and my great neice... there are just over 2 years between them, but they get along so well!!
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be bacl later with more!!
Until Then, Happy Scrapping!!