Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Welcome Baby Card

Here is a little welcome baby card I made, using the Earth Love Mini Deck by Cosmo Cricket.
I paper pieced the little boat and water, and cut the cloud out of one of the patterned papers.
Jewels on the flower centers and some diamond glaze on the flags make the card shine, and the white stitching around the card brightened it up a bit and gave it a nice finished look.
This is a really simple design that you can recreate easily with any paper you have!

Thanks for having a look at my blog today!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010



Here is a layout I made using another older picture of Eliyah that turned up when cleaning out the Mamad the other day. I love the way her eyes look so green in the photo, next to her green shirt.
I used October Afternoon Fly a Kite papers, on Kraft cardstock, and followed a sketch by Sketchy Thursdays.

Technique Tip:
I don't tend to spend a lot of money on ready made embellishments, that I may or may not find a layout for one day. So when I need something for a specific theme, I usually have to make it myself somehow. For this layout, I handmade the popsicle using two scraps of patterned paper, and then to add some shine, I covered the whole thing with Diamond Glaze. I stuck it on some foam tape to give it even more dimension, and I was done!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


As I was looking through my album, I saw this layout that I made recently using some papers from K and Co. and forgot to post here. Again, I kept this layout very simple, with just some layered patterned paper, some journaling strips I printed from Word, and a couple of Prima flowers. The colors in the photo were pretty blah, so out they went, and that was that!

As for the story behind the picture, it makes me laugh so hard! Eliyah likes to skype with Granny, Savta, and Tali, but she needs her privacy! So, sometimes, if there is too much going on in the living room, she unplugs the laptop and takes it to her room and gets all cozy in her bed to have her converstion. I can only imagine what she will be like as a teenager....

Thechnique Tip:
I got this idea from Ingrid. To get that fun curly decorative edge strip I used under the photo, you cut a strip of paper, and snip along the edge half-way through. Then you curl up each segment. Easy!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Draw New Things

So here is a layout I made using Basic Grey Green at Heart papers.
I kept this one really simple, and spent most of my time making those flowers while listening to music....
I also used an old Cuttlebug alphabet for part of the title, which I haven't done in ages. It's time to put those things to use that have been neglected for too long! Use it or sell it is now my motto.

Onto the picture. I had to basically stand on my head to get a picture of Nili at the coloring table drawing, as the table sits against the wall in a corner, but that look on her face was too precious to miss. She was so proud as she showed me that she can now draw flowers. They are beautiful, long stemmed, whimsical, rainbow colored things that just make me smile. The amazing thing is that the day before this picture was taken, she couldn't do it. I mean she didn't know how to draw a flower. Then, the next day, she suddenly decided that yes, she can draw a flower... and she did it! It is absolutely amazing to watch her learn and develop like this, right before my very eyes!

Technique tip: To help fill in the background a bit, I used a couple of die cut scalloped circles as a stencil, and traced around them with my black pen. I hesitated before doing this, as one false move could ruin the whole layout, but I think I'm satisfied.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Here's a layout I made using Basic Grey Basics and Urban Prairie papers.

Thechnique Tip: To create the overlay of the butterfly, I stamped onto acetate and cut it out. Easy. Make sure to use Stazon, or a similar ink that can be used on slick surfaces for this technique.