Friday, June 25, 2010

So Exposed - Crop Suey Challenge

This was a tough challenge for me. Crop Suey's challenge is a good one - scrap a bad picture. It could be a blurry photo or a bad hair day. I have been working on my album and a big part of my life has been struggling with self-image issues. I know that I don't have a weight issue but in my mind I do. I have never loved my body and slowly I am starting to feel more comfortable with it. I couldn't find a blurry picture as we tend to delete those (bad habit of my photographer hubby). So I found a picture of myself from Costa Rica in 2006 that I thought I had hid but for some reason resurfaced so I had to do it.

For the month of June Crop Suey is being sponsored by this fantastic etsy artist

and I got these super cute little roses to play with. I backed the rose with some pattern paper to add a little dimension to them.

Make sure to hop on over to Crop Suey to play along as everyone gets a chance to win some wonderful goodies from Blackscrap. You have until July 9th to play along so make sure to dig out those bad pictures and create a project with them.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Have to share

I love to blog surf. We don't have tv so hopping from blog to blog is my tv zone out time. On Scrap Tiffany's blog last week there was a link to this FANTASTIC blog that I must just share with you. You HAVE to check out Christine Middlecamp's blog! She just finished up a series of 16 (yup I said 16!!!) tutorials of these FABULOUS Embellished Paper Doily projects! Make sure you check it out.... Here are a few pics of her AWESOME work!

Have you gone yet??? What are you waiting for???? Go check it out... ;) Make sure to stop by Friday as I am posting my latest project for Crop Suey's next challenge! Have a great week!

PS. Our family raised a total of $5200 for my son's Walk to Cure Diabetes!!! We raised just under 10% of the whole Peterborough, ON Walk!!! So the bar is set to $10,000 for next year. Make sure to keep checking my blog as I am thinking of some fun ways to raise some money - and that included making and selling little goodies for your pages!! Keep posted.... :)

Bye for now,

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Scrap Tiffany Blog Hop Winner!

I have a winner of this cute little set made from recycled elements from a Jenni Bowlin wholesale catalogue. I used random generator but couldn't get a picture of it so you will have to trust me that this draw was done randomly ;)

The winner is Janelle! Here's her comment:

Janelle said...

Think the elements with the butterflies were my favorite, they are adorable! I like to use all my different beads i use for jewellery to make shaker boxes, ribbons from gifts and I LOVE using buttons (clothes, handmade, sticker)

June 6, 2010 3:49 AM

So Janelle - please email me with your address and I will send the package off this week!

Thanks to all who stopped by and left your comments!


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Scrap Tiffany Blog Hop!

Scrap Tiffany's REcycle Blog Hop is finally here! I knew the instance I saw the post on Scrap Tiffany that this is one Blog Hop I HAD to take part. My middle name is 'REcycle!!!'

I always love coming up with neat little ways to recycle items into fabulous elements for my projects. If you happen to stop here first make sure to start your Blog Hop at and follow the links from there.

Ok... what did I do? Well I had some old scrap catalogues and some packaging that I had kept from Jenni Bowlin and Melissa Frances. So I just love the Jenni Bowlin catalogue as it was cute little pictures of all her fabulous bingo cards, journaling spots, samples of paper and they are all printed on cardstock! The Melissa Frances catalogue is a glossy one but still had lots of samples of all her beautiful papers. So on a good TV night (Vampire Diaries) I grabbed my catalogues, scissors, my ultimate favourite Martha Stewart butterfly punch, my circle and scalloped punches and I go to town. I punch, cut and punch some more. Then, when I have a little container full I create little embellishments for futur use. I try to colour cordinate them with either scraps of ribbon or other little elements that I keep (as I keep EVERYTHING!). I just love to put together little kits for futur projects with all items coordinating... So here are some samples....

House was made with a scrap square from catalogue and some corrugated cardboard painted white. Lots of stiches, some Jenni Bowlin pieces (HOME, tickets, journaling spot, two centre pattern papers).

The frames were made from corugated cardboard from a box and the little elements were all from Jenni Bowlin catalogue. Little paint, glitter and stiching with the machine...

These two pieces were made from the Jenni Bowlin catalogue (HOME, blue small journaling spots, the big black journaling spot, butterflies, and pattern paper on bottom element)

Every month I am so lucky to get the Basic Grey Page of the Month kit and I just love BG packaging. I always carefully take my buttons, brads or other elements out of package and keep the packaging for journaling tags, etc. To the Kioshi line is too cute. Used it on my last project for Crop Suey and thought I could use it to make a cute journaling block. So I cut out some of the details that had the text and then also used another package (same pattern) and cut them into different sizes for my next project. I glued them randomly and then stiched the grid over the scraps of paper. On the journaling spot I also used some punched out details from my Melissa Frances catalogue and some Jenni Bowlin pieces too.

Ok... Do you want to win this little kit (below)???? All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what is your favourite recycled element that you have made and make sure that you come back here to see who won on Sunday as it could be you!

So are you ready to check out the next talented lady??
Make sure to go check out Rebecca's Blog - she is very talented and does have two of the cutest little ones that are in alot of her amazing projects!

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE FUN!!