Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Flying a Kite!

One afternoon at the end of June was a perfect kite flying day! Kite flying has never been an activity I've done a lot of but we were given a kite in May and the kids were wanting to try it out. After a few tense moments trying to put together the very cool pirate ship kite we were ready. I'm happy to say the flying was a success! The kite flew, we didn't hit a power line or a tree and we got it back down in one piece. Thank you Simon for sharing one of your kites with us!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cards – Birthday cards

I made these cards for a card workshop I taught the last week of April – in between packing and cleaning! I used a CTMH layout and Lucy paper. I wanted to teach ink distressing and focus on stamping. We stamped the title and the images – either flowers or the cupcake and ice cream cone and then coloured them in with ink and the watercolor brush or blending pen. I also wanted to show how you can make a feminine card or masculine card with the same pieces of patterned paper  – just my using the reverse side of the double-sided cardstock-weight patterned paper!

Stamp set "Card Word Puzzle" coloured in with blush ink and a waterbrush

On this card I used the Lucy glittery rub-ons to show how they work and that you could use them to make a card with little or no stamping.

Stamp set: "Look Who's..." coloured in with blending pen and ink

We embellished with pearls, sparkles, clear or bling buttons! I love to see the beautiful cards people in my classes create with the same supplies. I wish I could show you all the variations. Next time I'll take try to remember to take my camera with me and then post pictures of everyone else's creations!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Noelle's Birthday Party

Noelle celebrated her birthday early in Toronto but I didn't have time to share these super cute pictures of her party so here they are now!

Turning 7 with a gummy topped angel food cake.

Super cute matching dresses from Noelle's friend!


Having fun at Woodbine's Fantasy Fair indoor amusement park for the afternoon.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Scrapbook layout – Sweet Little One and Computer Journaling Tip

Another layout about Jeremy's determination and mechanical interests! I used retired  Zippidee paper from CTMH (still available through Studio J though!), rub-ons from Making Memories, and chipboard stars from a variety of companies. I stamped the stitching lines around the journaling block and the strips of patterned paper with a retired stamp set “All Stitched Up.”

Do you like computer journaling but hate using a new piece of 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper every time you do?

Here are my steps to my favourite way to add computer journaling to my layouts:
1)Cut the journaling piece the size you want
2) Make a text box in your word processing program the same size as your journaling piece
3) Type your journaling and size to fit the box
4) Print out your journaling on computer paper or scrap paper
5) Adhere your journaling piece on top of the box on the computer paper with removable adhesive
6) Put your paper back into the printer so it will print right on top of your journaling piece
7) Remove the lines on your text box in your word processing program
8) Print again

Voila! You have your jouraling right on your journaling piece without having to cut up an entire piece of 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock!