Tuesday, 30 September 2008

October Challenge at "Inspire Me"

I'm excited to be hosting the October Challenge for Webster's Pages "Inspire Me" site. Hope you can join me for this fun challenge. The idea is to scrap about a favorite or memorable object and embellish your page with cut-out patterns. You can check the details of the challenge HERE
The winner will get a Websters Pages collection pack of their choice! See you at the site!

Materials used for this layout: Webster's Pages papers; Prima Felt Gate, pebbles, flowers, and Say It In Crystals; Digital elements on photo from Primahybrid.com (designed by Trish Jones and Weeds and Wildflowers Design).

Wednesday, 24 September 2008


It's Teacher's Day on September 26 and I think we should all try to show some appreciation and love to all the wonderful teachers ... especially those who take that extra bit of time to help out our Children. My daughter has been blessed with two wonderful teachers who have been so very patient and kind with her. So along with a small gift for them, I also made two notebooks for Teacher Au and Teacher Factor. I hope they will like it.

This was made using scraps of cardstock (for the pages), a couple of Prima papers (the other one does not show here), Prima Glittered Transparency, Prima Flowers and Swirls. Of course bound using my new favorite tool - the Zutter Bind-It-All.

By the way, the first picture is also a sneak peek for the Badgirls kit for October! Loved this one. My favorite so far!


Thursday, 18 September 2008

I love the new papers from Prima! It's so different from the previous release. This one has papers from the "Pulse" and "Makes Me Happy" line. Everything else is by Prima too.

And here is one layout I made for Scrap-N-Crop's September kit.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Using up your rub-ons...

If you love rub-ons then I'm sure that you have had the usual problem of ending up with some that stuck to the plastic backing already because it has not been used for a long time. Well, I have had that problem and I realized I had to start using my rub-ons soon. So for this PRIMA layout, I made a page with no patterned paper but just used all rub-ons to create the design. It sure was fun! You should try it too....

Multi-Layered Transparencies...

Here is another addiction of mine... transparencies!! I love that you can layer so many, yet keep the page from looking so heavy. This new paper release from WEBSTERS PAGES went so well with my Hambly, MME, and Making Memories transparencies...

An October Afternoon Album done in one afternoon...
I love the new chipboard album of OCTOBER AFTERNOON. It came with lined and scalloped pages. I simply adhered the pages over the patterned papers from the new "Hometown" line, added some embellishments, applied rub-ons over the journaling pages, and I was done!

Monday, 1 September 2008


I love the fun and bright colors of the paper. The pattern from the "Everyday (HI)" line of American Crafts was also very useful in allowing me to record my daughter's monologue.
Additional materials: AC felt embellishments and Ribbon, Hambly Overlay, Shaped cardstock and AC paper (black polka), Junkitz mini felt flowers

I cut out the pattern from the AC paper to create waves. Journaling was written around the white border of the photo using the AC Slick Writer in purple.
Additional Materials: AC paper (green and white checkered), AC thickers, Jeni Bowlin Ticket
For the challenge this month, Dena suggested we lift a member's layout.
My inspiration for my layout was Elizabeth R's beautiful layout....

I was drawn to the photo, the way it took center stage, and the way it was so beautifully framed by her embellishments and well planned design. Elizabeth always makes beautiful pages and this one is no exception. It's probably my favorite so far among her gorgeous work.

"Silly Doctor"
My daughter finally got over her fear of doctors. Here she is trying to act like her pediatrician and ending up looking very silly.
Additional Materials: AC paper (flower and stripes), Creative Imagination Stickers (word strips)

"C.E.O. In Training"
I used the patterns from the AC paper to create paper clip and paper pin embellishments.
Additional Materials: AC paper (green scallop, flowers, and brown photo mat), Maya Road (sheer office tabs), Prima Flowers, Tim Holtz Grunge Elements, MM Mini Letter stickers, Stampers Anonymous (number ledger stamp)