Thursday, November 25, 2010

December Crop Suey Challenge Sneak

Are you ready for another Crop Suey challenge? Dec 5 is the day to mark your calendar to go check it out and see the new challenge and to see the amazing projects that the design team created.

Here's a little sneak of my project....

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

You & Me

I finally did a page just for me. Love this one! THis picture was taken on my 35th birthday. Just love this pic of my son Parker and I.

Noticing that I am using alot of teal/blue in my pages lately..... must be my fav  colour :)

Used some scraps from some BG kits. Thanks for looking. (sorry for not so great pics.... the colours really do pop)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ribbon Tape Tutorial and Ribbon Storage

If you haven't checked out my tutorial at Crop Suey here it is:
For my post I decided to do a little tutorial on fabric tape. I thought that since the lucky winner of this month's challenge will receive a huge selection of beautiful ribbon from May Arts that I would do a little tutorial on using your ribbon! I have been seeing so many beautiful fabric tape out there and have been having a hard time finding some in my local stores so I decided to try my hand at making my own. I am showing you a very super easy peasy method and I will link a few other great tutorials for a few other methods.

Supplies Needed:
* ribbon/fabric (dig in your left over stash as this is a great way to use them up)
* a Xyron sticker maker
* scissors
* bone folder (optional but it really helps)

Step 1: Cut strips of fabric or ribbon that will fit in your sticker maker (mine is the 1.5" wide)

Step 2: Place your ribbon/fabric strips into your Xyron and pull the sticker roll out and tear your fabric sticker out

Step 3: Using your bone folder or finger rub the sticker and peel the clear top sticker off

Step 4: Voila! Use it on your projects! Easy peasy!!

Here are a few links to a few different techniques
The Red Thread

How do you all organize your ribbons? I know the lucky winner of this month's challenge will be finding herself (or himself) in a pickle as what to do with all that ribbon so I thought I would share how I organize mine (since I have soooo much!).

I have tried many different ways and this way works the best for me. Sorry picture isn't very pretty.

What you will need:
* some kind of rack - I bought mine at Dollarama so super cheap!
* binder rings
* safety pins
* ribbon
* big ziplock bag
* binder clip
* hair straightner or iron

Step 1: organize your ribbon by colour (if you want) and take them off the spool if they are on one.

Step 2: If the piece was shorter than 1' I put them in the ziplock bag and if it was longer I ironed it (using my hair straightner :) Note: for the ziplock bag just open the binder ring and loop on the handle of the binder clip and clip onto ziplock.

Step 3: If they are super long, fold in half a few times and use the safety pin to pin them together or just pin the end if it's not too long

Step 4: put all like colours on one binder ring and hang.

I really love this idea as all my ribbon are sorted by colour which help and they are not wrinkled and stay wrinkle free. And all my little bits and pieces go in the bag.

Hope you enjoyed this post and will be inspired to try one of these techniques and use them on an up-coming project *wink*.

Bye for now!! Happy Creating!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Crop Suey Tutorial - Fabric Tape & Ribbon Storage

Make sure to hop on over to Crop Suey for my Fabric Tape and Ribbon Storage tutorial! So excited! And if you haven't played along yet in Crop Suey's challenge make sure to do so ASAP as you have until TODAY to play along!!! So quick - get creating and upload your comment!

Happy Creating!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hippity Hop Blog Hop is HERE!!!!

The Blog Hop is finally here! I am so excited! Crop Suey has teamed up with 4 other challenge blogs to bring you an awesome blog hop! Of course, Crop Suey is offering a RAK so make sure you become a follower and leave a comment :)

So make sure to Hop on over to Crop Suey to get this party started. So, essentially, you will receive 1 piece of the recipe at each blog and then you will take the 5 ingredients and create your project - Here is my layout for this super crazy blog hop!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Crop Suey's November Challenge is UP!!!!

SOOOOOO Excited! The first Crop Suey challenge is up and it was a fun one!

We challenge you to use at least 3 out of the following 5 items on your scrappy project/layout/card or whatever you choose to do!

*white cardstock

Be sure to link your lo up in the comments section of Crop Suey  to be eligible to win the prize from our fabulous sponsor May Arts! You have until midnight EST on November 20th to play along! Here are some pictures of the beautiful ribbon that you can win. Did I mention that you would win 30-3' pieces? That is a wopping 90' of ribbon!!!! All who submit a layout have a chance to win so make sure to play along!

This is my layout. I chose white cardstock, stamping, and ink/mist& paint.

Make sure to check out the other fabulous entries by the DT!

Also make sure to check often as there are some great tutorals coming up and a blog post by me!
Have a great day!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Countdown to the NEW Crop Suey!

4 days!! 4 days!!! Yipeee! 4 days until the first Crop Suey challenge is up! As you may remember if you follow my blog that Crop Suey has been taken over by Mia and she asked me to help her out and we have come up with an awesome team of designers and some amazing challenges that will keep you creating!!

Here's a sneak peak of my layout! And make sure to jump on over to Crop Suey to check out the first challenge sponsor May Arts! You WANT to play along on this one to win this huge prize!

Also, as promised I would post the winner of my Halloween detash RAK. I only had two ladies participate and the winner is........ Arlene! Please email me and I will send you your package

4 days!!!

Have a great night - I am going in my space to create something!