Saturday, February 27, 2010

February Mystery Kit

What a beautiful kit for this month's Mystery Kit at the Scrapping Turtle!!! I had fun with this one. At first I found it a challenge to figure out what to do with the paper flowers, but then inspiration hit me. I folded them and cut them into snowflakes (remember how we fold paper to make paper snowflakes, well that is what I did with the paper flowers). I also decided to cut the big snowflake paper in half and only use half of it on my layout. I used my QK Supermarket font to cut the title out of two different papers, then layered it. I used the punch out portions from the big snowflake to make the smaller snowflake for matting the close up of Sammy.

Unfortunately the photo doesn't capture the shimmer of the snowflake paper or the bling cardstock. It has been snowing quite a bit here so the days are rather gloomy.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Pass The Turtle Egg

The reveal is now up on the Scrapping Turtle forum for Pass The Turtle Egg. We played a type of telephone tag game using a card as our starting point. My fellow Turtles did a fabulous job with the cards they created.

Here is my card:

I embossed using a Cuttlebug folder, chalked it, then added some punched hearts and a heart stamp from Stampin' Up.

The sign up is up for our March Pass The Turtle Shell. I hope you will drop by the Scrapping Turtle and join us :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Stampin' Up Creations

I am delighted that my dear friend Denise is a Stampin' Up demonstrator. My Mom and I have been enjoying taking card classes with Denise and belonging to her Stamper's Club. We've created beautiful and adorable cards with her. I don't have all of them photographed, but here are some of the ones I haven't shared yet.

Snowman Thank You card:

Gift Card Holder:

Valentine's Treat Cup Cards:

I have more Stampin' Up creations to share as soon as I get some photos taken of them. This afternoon Mom and I are heading to my dear friend Ria's for her Stampin' Up workshop. I'm looking forward to seeing what beautiful creation we will be making today.

Check out Denise's Stampin' Up blog here. She'd be thrilled if you wanted to book a workshop, sign up for one of her classes or place an order.

Thanks Denise :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Pass The Turtle Shell

For the last few months I have been leading a fun game on the Scrapping Turtle forum called Pass the Turtle Shell. It is like playing tag or the game telephone, but using a layout as a starting point. I've been selecting a layout each month from our fabulous gallery. The chosen layout is then sent to the first person on each team. That person scraplifts it and sends their completed layout back to me. I then pass the new layout on to the next person on the team. When the teams are all finished we have a big reveal so that everyone can see how the layouts changed from person to person. It's a lot of fun!!!!

I've been participating every month that we've played so far. Here are the layouts I completed.

November 2009:

December 2009:

January 2010:

This month I changed it up a bit and we are playing Pass the Turtle Egg. Instead of a layout, we are passing a card. I can't share my card with you yet, as we are still in the middle of playing.

We'd love to have you join us. Drop by the Scrapping Turtle forum and check out the next round of Pass the Turtle Shell :) Coming soon!!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

February Reveal

Today was Reveal day at the Scrapping Turtle. I had the pleasure of working with Piggy Tales 5 Little Ducks collection. I love this line!!!! In addition to double sided papers, there are rub ons and adhesive chipboard to accompany the line.

For my Reveal I created three layouts and two treat baskets.

Splish Splash:

A Whale of a Day:

5 Stars:

Treat Baskets: Thanks to Chic' N Scratch for the tutorial on how to make these baskets.

Please stop by the Scrapping Turtle forum to see the fabulous projects created by the other members of the Design Team for this month.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Save The World For Me

This week is Mellissa's layout challenge at the Scrapping Turtle. She challenged us to use both a colour and a black and white photo on our layout.

I used the adorable Woodland Whimsy line from TPC Studios to create my layout. I handcut several of the pieces and also used some of the embellishments that came with this line. The ribbon between the two owls says "Save The World For Me", which is the title of this layout. I adore these photos of Sammy taken last spring.

Please stop by the Scrapping Turtle forum to see the other creations for this challenge.

Monday, February 8, 2010

You Are My Sunshine

I created this layout using TPC Studios Woodland Whimsy line -- it is a super adorable line with lots of cute little critters. I haven't used the hedgehogs yet -- saving those for just the right layout LOL. I love this paper line.

In addition to using the fabulous papers, I also used ribbon and dome stickers from this line. I used my Quickutz Chick-A-Dee font for the title.

Journaling reads: "Watching Sara and Sammy together fills my heart with joy. They are devoted to each other. The love they have for each other fills my days with sunshine."

Photos were taken May 23, 2009. Boy did Sam ever have a lot of hair LOL.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

American Crafts Glitter Cardstock

This month's Product of the Month at Scrapping Turtle is a sparkly and shiny one!!!! It's American Crafts Glitter Cardstock!!!!! I loved working with this cardstock. It is very sturdy, cuts well on my Quickutz Revolution (and the Epic too), and very little of the glitter actually comes off onto you (sorry Marissa) or your tools. It comes in a variety of beautiful colours and each sheet is 12x12.

I created a layout using a lot of the glitter cardstock and my Quickutz Clouds, Grass, Flowers and Leaves die, as well as my Katie font. I am sharing two photos of the layout. The first is using a flash so that you can see the sparkle of the cardstock better. The second was taken outside using natural light.

For the month of February American Crafts Glitter Cardstock is on sale at the Scrapping Turtle. Don't forget to pick some up for your scrapping fun!!!! And don't forget to check out the projects created by my fellow DT members using this wonderful product. They are posted on the forum.

Monday, February 1, 2010

February Sneak Peek

Happy February 1st!!!! It is Sneak Peek day at the Scrapping Turtle so we are able to show off what we are working with this month!!!

This month is Piggy Tales month -- the Design Team is working with three different lines from Piggy Tales. My line is the adorable 5 Little Ducks -- cute papers, rub ons, and adhesive chipboard!!!! I love these papers!!!!!

For my sneak peek I used the "One Day" paper with all of the lilypads as my background. I added some waves using my Quickutz Waves border dies. The photos are mounted on handmade lily pads, as well as the "Far Away" and "Play" papers. I added some Quickutz frogs and some dragonfly brads. The title is cut from American Crafts glitter cardstock using my Quickutz Relax font.

The photos were taken in 2008 at Storybook Gardens. Sara had a great time that day -- as did we!!!

Thanks for looking!!!! Stop by the Scrapping Turtle forum to see the fabulous Sneak Peeks created by my team members!!!!