Wednesday, March 31, 2010

All You Need

Another wonderful round of Pass The Turtle Shell has come to an end on the Scrapping Turtle forum. I really enjoy hosting and participating in this each month. This month we started with a fabulous layout by my dear friend Lori. It was a single page layout, but my team all created double page layouts.

Last year I started a tradition with Sara. On Valentine's Day she is allowed to put on my wedding dress and pose for pictures. She is quite taken with weddings and wedding dresses, so she loves doing this. I used some of the photos we took this year for my Turtle Shell layout.

Please visit the Scrapping Turtle forum to see the wonderful layouts created for March's Pass The Turtle Shell. While you are there, be sure to sign up for April's Turtle Shell so we can see your wonderful work.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Folded Card Challenge

This week is my week for issuing a card challenge at the Scrapping Turtle. My challenge is to create a card incorporating some creative folding -- the folding can be part of the structure of the card or it can be part of an embellishment you make for the card.

I was inspired by an apron card created by Betsy Veldman and created this pink apron for my card. I also made the base a tri fold card.

Thanks for looking! I hope you will visit the Scrapping Turtle forum to see what the ladies have created for this challenge.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Scrapping Turtle Product of the Month

This month the featured product at the Scrapping Turtle are the Sakura Pigma Micron pens. I love these pens! They come in a variety of colours and have fine tips that are perfect for journaling, doodling, accenting or for using in templates.

To showcase these fabulous pens, I created a canvas with one of my favourite sayings. The background was created using a variety of mist colours. I then stamped the saying in the centre. I used a template to add the butterflies in the corners using my Sakura Pigma Micron pens, then added a bit of doodling. The paper butterflies were cut from a paper (I believe it was DCWV) and are actually glittery. The photo doesn't capture how sparkly and pretty this canvas turned out. It is really one of my most favourite altered projects.

For the rest of this month, the pens are on sale at the Scrapping Turtle. They carry black, blue black, burgundy, fresh green, hunter green, royal blue and sepia. I hope you will stop in and pick some up -- they are wonderful pens and easy to work with.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cards from Sketches

One of the wonderful things about sketches is that you can find them for more than just sketches. There are also many sketches available to help you create beautiful cards. One of our weekly challenges on the Scrapping Turtle forum is a card sketch.

The following cards were made from sketches from PageMaps, which is a fabulous resource for sketches.

This card is based on a sketch by Lucy Chesna.

This is the most recent card sketch, as posted by Brenda, our Guest Design Team member for March .

Please visit our forum to see what the rest of the DT did with the same sketches, as well as many others.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Layouts From Sketches

I really enjoy using sketches in my scrapbooking, especially when I need a bit of an inspirational boost. Sometimes I use the sketch basically as it is, sometimes I make subtle changes, and sometimes I change it so much that it looks completely different. Even though I don't use them as often as I used to, I find sketches to be a great resource.

All of the layouts I am sharing today were created based on a sketch. They were either for one of the weekly DT challenges at the Scrapping Turtle or for the online sketch crop that we hosted.

First is a sketch that I created myself (I don't have a drawing program so I had to create it by hand) and the layout I created to accompany it. I had fun creating the sketch :) I used some fabulous Jillibean Soup for my layout of Sammy trying out Sara's keyboard.

The following layouts were created based on sketches, but I forgot to save the sketch information. The first was for the online sketch crop that we had on the Scrapping Turtle forum, while the other two were for the weekly DT challenges.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Some Recent Mystery Kit Challenge Layouts

I've been tidying up my folders on my computer and realized that I have quite a few projects that I've created over the last several months and haven't shared yet. I thought it was about time that I posted them here. Today I'm starting with a couple of layouts created from the monthly Mystery Kits at the Scrapping Turtle.

Each month a kit is created using a variety of fabulous scrappy supplies. We have no idea what is in the kit until after we buy it, which is where the "mystery" comes in LOL. Anyone who purchases the kits then has the challenge of creating a layout using at least some of everything that is in the kit.

Here are two that I've created in recent months and I don't think I've shared yet.

Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

March Turtle Reveal

I'm a few days late sharing this, but here it is at last - my March DT reveal for the Scrapping Turtle!!

This month I had the pleasure of playing with the new Three Bugs in a Rug Animal Stackers paper line. This line is so cute :) The
papers are double sided, and there are cut outs, die cut shapes and stickers to go with the line.

My first layout is a single from Sammy's first birthday party. We had a Halloween theme and all of the children wore their Halloween costumes. The photos are of Sara and Sammy in their costumes. The border for the circle was created using the Quickutz Cupcake Liner (thanks to Mellissa for the idea).

We were lucky enough to visit the Strong Museum of Play in New York state last year. This double layout showcases the fun train that Sara and Sammy rode on at the museum. I used my Quickutz Cloud, Ladder and Fence dies on this layout.

This double layout commemorates Sammy's first tentative steps. I remember that day like it was just yesterday. What an exciting day it was!! The scalloped border was created using my Quickutz Scallop border die.

I also created two cards with this line. The elephant and the lion were created using Quickutz dies.

I hope you will visit the Scrapping Turtle forum Turtle Soup to see the wonderful creations made by my fellow Design Team members.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Turtle Sketch Challenge

This week on the Scrapping Turtle forum Anne Marie has brought us a sketch challenge. I rotated the sketch and created "Hush". I am currently going through all of my scrapbook papers to see if there are any I'm willing to part with, so I opted to use some older papers from my stash for this layout.

Please visit us on the forum to see what the rest of the Design Team created with the sketch and to see Anne Marie's fabulous sketch.

Monday, March 1, 2010

March Sneak Peek

This month I am working with the adorable Three Bugs in a Rug Animal Stackers collection. The papers are so cute!!! They are double sided and there are matching die cut shapes and stickers. I'm so excited about this line -- it is fabulous!!!!

Today is Sneak Peek day at the Scrapping Turtle. So here is my first layout using this line.

Our Little Monkey showcases Sammy when he was just over a year old. He continues to be our curious little monkey, always getting into places and things that you wouldn't expect him to. To create the layout I used the following Animal Stackers papers: Big Top, Zoo Animals, Welcome To The Jungle, and Monkey' N Around. I also used some stickers and die cut shapes. The journal box is a Luxe To Die For Jotter -- pre-made journaling boxes that are super easy to use on your layouts.

I hope you will visit the Scrapping Turtle to check out the fabulous layouts created by my fellow DT members and the fantastic lines they are working with.