November 26, 2010

Happy Faces of Christmas-SOUS reveal

I've gotten into the Christmas Spirit..LOL  I've been dying to get all of my kids' Christmas pictures scrapped and I think this is only the third xmas layout I have made.. need to get cracking! These photos were taken a long time ago, maybe back about 8 years or so.. 
My boys were always in their underwear, so I appologize for that..LOL

Here are a few close ups of the layout:

The gingerbread men were so much fun to make..Some tan paper, Paper Doll Dress up cartridge, some chalks and a white gel pen.. The heart cookies were cut using George and Basic Shapes and the circles are a punch. The mistletoe is from Stretch Your imagination and the xmas lights are from Christmas Cheer.
Titles are cut from Plantin Schoolbook and Christmas Noel

well, that about does it for me for today.. I've been busy this week and now, to start on a xmas mini album I've been dying to make...LOL  Hope to have it posted soon..
Hope everyone has a great and creative weekend..

November 24, 2010

Big Black Friday Sale going on over at Generations Crafting..

Did I hear you ask about Black Friday? I thought I did! What good is Black Friday without a screaming deal? So, you want a really good deal for Black Friday? You've got it! Spend a minimum of $25 and get the Bo Bunny - Sticker Grab Bag for only $1! Spend a minimum of $50 and get the Bo Bunny - Paper and Embellishment Grab Bag for only $5! Want them both? Sure! Just spend $50 minimum and get both for only $6! Here's how:

To get the Bo Bunny Sticker Grab Bag for only $1 on Black Friday: Load up you r cart with a minimum of $25 worth of goodies, add the Bo Bunny Sticker Grab Bag to your cart and enter coupon code: BLKFRI1 during checkout!

To get the Bo Bunny Paper & Embellishment Grab Bag for only $5 on Black Friday: Load up your cart with a minimum of $50 worth of goodies, add the Bo Bunny Paper & Embellishment Grab Bag to your cart and enter coupon code: BLKFRI5 during checkout!

To get the Bo Bunny Sticker Grab Bag AND the Paper & Embellishment Grab Bag for only $6 on Black Friday: Load up your cart with a minimum of $50 worth of goodies, add BOTH Grab Bags to your cart and enter coupon code: BLKFRI6 during checkout!

Remember: you MUST spend the minimum (see above) in order to get the di scount on the grab bags. Also, you MUST add the grab bag(s) to your cart or the coupon code will not work. Coupons for Grab Bags are good on Black Friday - Friday, November 26 - ONLY!! You have until 11:59pm or while supplies last!
We will be closed Thursday, November 25 through Sunday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Shipping will resume Monday, November 29. Please be patient with us while we catch up on shipping.
Have a wonderful and joyful Thanksgiving holiday and don't forget to count your blessings!
Happy Crafting!
The Generations Crafting Team
Floren, Dave, Lori, Jeanette, Jasmine & Ericka

November 23, 2010

Girly Girl Mini Album-GC design team

About a week ago I received this awesome Basic Grey paper set Marjolaine from Floren over at Generations Crafting and at first I wasn't sure what to make with them, cause the colors were so not me...LOL
But, I have really gotten into making all these mini albums and I thought to try a different envelope mini and I got the inspiration from a lovely lady on YouTube known as Marion from APieceOfCraftDotCom.. clicking her name will take you to the tutorial video on YouTube..
This was really a quick and easy little mini, the front cover measures 4 1/4" by 4 1/4".. It only took me two days to get it started and finished.. It was so much fun!!

Here are some pictures of the inside of the mini in order:

I used a piece of transparency on the bottom of the left page, inked it and then added a flower and bling.
The right side has a pull out tage and a small tag for journaling.

On the left I added a flip open photo mat and the right side is a transparency sheet, that I cut down to match the other pages.. added some stamped images on it and then a photo mat and flower.
 this is the same page as above, but just the picture mat is flipped open.

flip the page and we have the other side to the transparency, with another photo mat and some ribbon and buttons attached.. The other side has a small photo tag in the pocket.
On the left is just a photo mat, but then on the right we have a tabbed chipboard piece that I have cut down to size, added a pocket and tag.. with some rub-on words and phrases..
Photo mats and tags.
rub on words and some more tags.
  Here i used some run-on "friends" phrases and some of the elements from BG stack

On the left we have a three fold photo mat that I added ribbon to, to help keep it closed and added some rub-on words.. other side is a photo mat and pull out tag.
and finally the last page: another photo mat on the left and then a pull out tag and pocket on the right..

Whew! thats a lot of pages...LOL
I added a one transparency page in there and then I had made a flea market find while vising Florida las summer.. someone was selling a BG Tin re-fill for only $.99, which had some tabbed cardstock in there.. well, I took one and cut it down to size.. fit in perfect..
I had so much fun making this little mini and I can't wait to fill it with photos of my daughter..
and now for supplies Used:

Green and light blue business size envelopes
chipboard (covers)
binder rings
cardstock:  blues and greens
Prima flowers
Prima bling
buttons and brads

Thank you ladies all so much for stopping by and taking a look.. I hope you get a minute to stop Generations Crafting and check out the project Gallery by clicking HERE.. their are some great talent to get you all inspired..LOL
Have a great and creative week everyone..

November 19, 2010

Midnight Frost Mini album-GenerationsCrafting DT

We love our scrapbook papers right? and we all have our favorite makers right?..Well, I have to say that I'm really loving the Bo Bunny paper lines they have come out with lately and how lucky am I to have such a wonderful lady as Floren over at Generations Crafting that has indulged me with these fab papers. 
I've been able to create lots of great winter stuff with them and when I seen the 6x6 stack, I knew I HAD to make a mini with it and with 36 sheets, I was actually able to make the stocking garland with them as well..LOL
Here are some photos of the mini album (these have gotten so addicting to make..LOL)
they are in order as you flip the pages:
Here is the front cover.. its glittered white papers for the background, I made my own blue flowers  and the leaves with my cricut and the white flowers are Primas, along with the pearl drops.. buttons and some blingedy bling bling bling..LOL

Once again, I made the background paper for this page myself, same method as the reindeer layout, only I used a snowflake stamp, embossing ink, clear embossing powder and Tim Holtz Broken China Distress ink.

Bo Bunny papes for the background, Marquee and small hanging tag cut with my cricut and so is the word art "Winter Fun!". The big photo mat tags are hand made and circles I used my Fiskars circle punch. Oh! and some snowflake brads..LOL

Once again,Bo Bunny papers, hand made pocket and tags. Tabs I designed and cut using my cricut. I also  used some of the chipboard elements that BB-Midnight Frost has.. Added a Tim Holtz journaling tag, but then it seemed like it was just out of place...LOL

Other side of the page.. going with the same look, only I made a big photos pocket for this side, which you can see the big photo mat sliding out on the right hand side..

Flipping the page and then we are once again using the BB papers and chipboard elements.. Added a lot of computer generated journaling/word art through out the mini.. Little winter quotes..

Then the last page.. the little folder on the left hand side has 4 hidden photo mats inside and then I added three large tags to the pocket on the right.. ribbon from my stash and some crochet lace..
I also did a lot of faux stitching with a fine tip black marker through out this layout, it was very time consuming, but I really love the look of it..

I tried taking really good pictures of the mini, but gloomy days and dark eveings aren't the best for taking photos in...LOL even with a flash!!  Click on the photo to be able to view it bigger, that should help viewing all the detail..
So, that does it for me for this Friday.. I had so much fun creating this little winter Mini and I'm hopeing to get some photos developed here real soon so I can fill it up...LOL
Hope you ladies get a chance to stop by Generations Crafting and see all the wonderful things Floren has up for grabs and be on the look out for some great specials coming out soon...
Thank you all so very much for looking and I hope you have a very creative weekend..

November 16, 2010

Winter Stocking Garland-DT for Generations Crafting

Do I really have to tell you how much fun these were to decorate or does the picture say it all?? LOL
I want to get another one and get a Christmas garland made.. I still have time..LOL
These are really pretty big in size, 6" wide and 8" tall.. and you dont' have to stay within the lines when you embellish it..LOL 
This is the before picture:
(the set comes with 5, 2 piece stockings that are super easy to decorate and embellish)
I used Bo Bunnies new Midnight Frost papers, I actually ended up using the 6x6 stack, which was pretty cool, being that the prints on the papers are smaller and can be easier visible on the stocking.. BUT!! its not wide enough to cover the whole boot, so I added the heal and toe patches.. Which I would of done anyway..

and then for a few close ups:

 These are really sparkley, but the lighting is so bad in Finland this time of year.  No matter what I tried, I could not get the sparkle on the photos  :(

 The white snow flakes on the purple paper I made using a snow flake stamp, embossing ink, white embossing powder, which I then heat set it with my heat gun.

This is one of the tags I made, it measures 2.5" x 4", I stamped it using a snowflake stamp, embossing ink, white embossing powder and then heat set with my heat gun.. then inked the edges using Tim Holtz distress inks: Broken China and Faded Jeans.

Supplies Used:

Ribbon: light blue, white and white lace

Hand made tags: 4"x 2.5"
Tim Holtz Distress Inks:  Broken China and Faded Jeans

Tim Holtz Embossing ink
Clear and White embossing Powder
Heat gun
Snow flake stamp

Black pen for faux stitching
distress tool

Color Box Cat's eye : Brown/rust ink

Cricut Cartridges:

Winter Woodland:
Snowman, mittens and scarf


Joys of the Season:

Winter Frolic:
Word Art: Winter, Frosty and Warmth & Joy

 Plantin Schoolbook:
Title: DAYS

I'm hopeing I haven't forgotten anything off of the supplies list..
This was so much fun to make and I think you would have so much fun putting one of these together.. I have added links to all the supplies I received from Generations Crafting on the supply list.. just click the item thats highlighted in pink and it will take you straight where you wanna go...LOL
and while you're there, dont' forget to join the monthly contest.. Floren ALWAYS has great give-a-ways..
Thank you all so much for looking and I hope you all have a great and creative week..

November 15, 2010

Autum Mini Album Swap- got my album!!!

So, OMG!!! I got the Album last week that Beatriz had made me in the swap that SOUS had for fall...
The album is BEAUTIFUL and she put a lot of heart into doubt!! Now, my biggest obsticle is to find good enough photos to put into it..LOL
but before I get ahead of myself here are some photos of the album..

The cover is absolutely stunning, love the over sized flower and the the bling.. and I can't get over the binding, how utterly clever is that?..holy cow!! need to try that one in the future.. psssst! I need Beatriz to teach me how first..LOL

and for some mouth watering close ups..LOL

There are 12 double pages all together, I just took photos of a few..  I love all of the little tags she has made and all the bling..

Well, ladies.. I can't express my gratitude over this mini album, other than THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart Beatriz and hope to swap with you again in the not so far future..LOL
Thank you all so much for looking and do stop by SOUS by clicking HERE, to see all other wonderful minis that all of these talented ladies that joined the swap have created for each other..

November 12, 2010

Reindeer Crossing-Layout for SOUS reveal&DT -GC

If T.G.I.F stands for "Thank God its Friday!", does S.H.I.T stand for "So Happy Its Tuesday!"??..LOL
Seen that today and thought it was hilarious.. I'm happy everyday!!
BUT!! Fridays do have their advantages and this Friday is another reveal over SOUS..
and who wouldn't be happy about that?..LOL
I'm so excited cause I actually got to play with my cricut, which I haven't really had much time to do in a while..
and since I'm going to be busy helpign out my sister-in-law this week by creating some cute stuff for her Craft fair sale, I was able to use this new Midnight Frost line from Bo Bunny, which was very generously donated to me by Generations Crafting.. When I seen these papers, I fell instantely in love with them..
But before I talk your ears off, let me get to the layout:

The background paper is actually White cardstock that I actually stamped with embossing ink, used clear embossing powder and then heat set it with my heat gun, after that I inked it with Tim Holtz distress inks: Broken china and then Faded Jeans.. I love it!! 
and for some close ups:

The title from WinterFrolic Cartridge and the reindeer is from the Christmas cartridge

I cut the marquee using the storybook cartridge and the sleigh is off of the Christmas cartridge
and the journaling is computer generated..

close up of the sleigh and flowers

close up of the flowers, leaves and snowflakes which are little foam covered
Holdiay Dazzlers by Petaloo which I also bought from Generations Crafting and I also added some frosted lace Stickle to the ends of all the flowers.

and finally a close up of the actual reindeer..LOL

supplies used:

Papers by:
Bo Bunny Midnight Frost
Cardstock: light blue, white and burgundy
Glitter cardstock: white

Snowflakes: Holiday Dazzlers by Petaloo
Flowers: by Prima
White fabric leaves : by Prima
Pearl centers : by Prima
Stickles: Frosted Lace
Liquid Pearl: white
White croched lace 
Flourish stamp
embossing ink
Clear Embossing powder
heat gun

Tim Holtz Distress Inks:
Faded Jeans and Broken china
*Cricut Cartridges:
George and Basic Shapes: big circle
Winter Frolic: Title "Reindeer Crossing!"
Storybook "journaling Marquee!"
Christmas/Noes: Sleigh and reindeer"
Flourish: Cindy Loo

Wow!! that sure seemed like a long list...LOL  This layout took a few days to complete, but I wouldn't of had it any other way.. I absolutely love how everything found its rightful place..  :O)
Thank you ladies all so much for looking and do stop by SOUS to see what all of the other design team members have created and also Generations Crafting.. Come and join in on the drawing for this month..
Hope everyone has a great and creative weekend..

November 10, 2010

Christmas is in my heart-DT layout

Good Wednesday afternoon to you ladies..
Its another Design Team layout for me for this week and I had a blast going throught these Christmas Past papers by Graphic45.. They come with so many beautiful prints and the soft colors are just amazing.. I don't like the IN YOUR face colors anyway...LOL

This was pretty quick and easy really..At first, I wasn't really sure where I was going with it, but then I found these stunning flowers by Prima and a light bulb went on in my head (ding!)...LOL
Here are a few close ups of the layout:
My Amber when she was 2 years old, Santa man is my Best Friends dad..but don't tell Amber I told you so..LOL

The journal tag came with the Christmas Past papers.. I had a hard time choosing which one I wanted to use, cause they were all just so fab..

and close up of the flowers, the title is also from the papers line.. I just fussy cut it and inked the edges, then pop dotted it to the layout..

For supplies used:
Graphic45 Christmas Past papers
Black Cardstock: Base
Prima Flowers
Poinsettias and leaves: Making Memories
yellow brads: centers of poinsettias
Martha Stewart edge punch
leaf ribbon
Edge distress tool
Distress ink

Thank you ladies so much for looking and do stop by Generations Crafting for great deals and some wonderful give-a-ways..

November 3, 2010

Very first Artist Printers Tray

Last summer when the hubby and I went to Florida to visit friends and family, I was lucky enough to find one of these 7-gypsies artist printers trays at a local scrapbook store and bought one immediately.. It was too big to fit in my suitcase (cause of all the other scrapbooking supplies I had stocked up on..LOL) and so I had to ship it over here to Finland.. 5 excrusiating weeks later and I finally received it..
Floren at Generations crafting knew how much I had fallen in love with Basic Grey Capella line and she was kind enough to donate the 6x6 stack so I could create something with it.. knowing how much I love making minis, I have plans on using it for that as well, but only needed a few sheets to fill the tray..

before I yap too much, I want to share a few close ups of the tray:

For Supplies Used:

7-Gypsies Artist tray-black
Basic Grey Capella line 6x6 papers
Prima roses
Prima say with pearls
Martha Stewart edge punch
strings of pearls
 Hand made tags
computer journaling

Cricut expression
Cricut Cartridges:
Plantin Schoolbook: heart
Songbird: Title "Pieces of my!"

rub on words
and stickers

Another project finished..LOL
Thank you all so much for looking ..
Hope you have a great and creative rest of the week..