Sunday, May 30, 2010

May Mystery Kit

Each month the Scrapping Turtle puts together a Mystery Kit. This month it contained some yummy goodies from KikiArt, including a roll of the fabulous Fun Tape.

Here is my layout:

The photos were taken at my second cousin's birthday party. Sara wanted to smell the flowers, but didn't realize that if she pulled up on them they would come right out of the planter. She didn't know what to do when she ended up with the whole flower hanging from her hand. Luckily it came out root and all so we were able to replant it without any worries.

Thanks for looking!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Online Crop and Other Challenges

There are lots of great challenges over at the Scrapping Turtle forum right now. The new D.T. is hosting our first online crop "Cruising Into Summer" this weekend and we're having a blast. Please join us on Saturday May 29th for another great day of our online crop :)

I have four challenges and one game posted for the online crop. I had fun creating my projects for them.

1. I challenged everyone to create a shaped layout or card -- it could be any shape, except for a regular straight edged square or rectangle. I used a die cut patterned paper that has scalloped edges for my layout.

2. My H2O challenge is all about water -- water has to be represented in some form or another whether it is in the photo, the paper, the title, the embellishments, etcetera.

3. For a twist I shared a CardMaps card sketch from and challenged everyone to use it to create a layout. The journaling on my layout reads: "I've learned to cherish these moments, the simple often taken for granted moments. The simple act of taking a walk with my children is something I can't do very often so I cherish being able to do it in Toronto."

4. I challenged everyone to create a card using a layout sketch from I used the Fancy Pants About A Girl line to create my card.

I also have a few other recent challenges to share.

Shelley posted two sketch challenges for us this month. One was for a layout and the other for a card. Here are the projects I created, both of which I made while attending the National Scrapbook Day crop at the Scrapping Turtle:

Tanya's layout challenge on the forum challenged us to create a two page layout using six or more photos. I used some more of my Fancy Pants About A Girl line to create my layout for this challenge.

I also posted the reveal for May's Pass The Turtle Shell. It's a fabulous reveal and I hope you will visit the forum to check it out. I love doing this every month and I love how excited the participants are for it every month. I hope you will join us for it in June.

Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cruising Into Summer

Please join the Scrapping Turtle Design Team for a fun online crop May 28th and 29th. We have great challenges, fun games, and the chance to win a great prize from the Scrapping Turtle. We set sail from the forum at 6 p.m. on May 28th. See you there!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

May DT Reveal

This month on the Scrapping Turtle Design Team I worked with the beautiful About A Girl line from Fancy Pants. Love this line!!! I had a lot of fun working with it.

This is Sara doing her own unique interpretation of Lady Gaga. I used three different Quickutz fonts on this layout -- Sugar Sweet, Banana Split and Holiday.

I used a section of the transparency from the line on this fun layout of Sara on Easter morning. I also used my Quickutz Epic 6 Exclusive die, Eyelet Edges, and Scallops border.

I was delighted that I could make some of the papers work for my little man too and I created this layout of sweet Sammy. I used my Quickutz Zelda font and Beads border.

My friend Denise and I found some utensil holders at IKEA during a recent shopping trip. We both thought they would make a great holder for pens and things. I altered mine with the About A Girl line and my Quickutz Flowers border.

Thanks for looking!!! Please visit the Scrapping Turtle to see the gorgeous projects created by my fellow Design Team members.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May Product of the Month

Scrapping Turtle's featured Product of the Month for May are the fabulous Fun Tapes from KikiArt. KikiArt is a fun company that you may have seen at Scrapfest if you were lucky enough to have attended. They have great products and you can find a wonderful assortment of them at the Scrapping Turtle.

I used the Antologia Amor fun tape on this anniversary card. They are super easy to use and glide on very smoothly.

There are several different styles of the Fun Tape. Check out the details and the projects created by my fellow Design Team members on the blog here.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Big News!!!

I am back for a second term on the Scrapping Turtle Design Team!!!! Woo hoo!!!! I am so excited!! I had a blast during my first term and worked with some phenomenal ladies. Now I'm blessed enough to have been asked back for a second term to work with a new group of super talented ladies. Congratulations to my fellow Design Team members -- Shelley, Vicki, Tanya and Lizzie!!! I'm thrilled to be on the team with you :)

This month we are working with Fancy Pants papers. I love Fancy Pants and the newest releases are fabulous. I was given the About A Girl line -- love it!!! The papers are sooooo pretty!!! Here is my sneak peek for May -- Beauty Blooms From Within. The photo was taken in our hotel room in Toronto when we went to see King Tut in April. Sara loves staying in a hotel because it is such a treat.

Our first challenge of the new term was a card challenge. Lizzie challenged us to use a pinwheel on a card. Here is what I came up with. The pinwheel actually turns so that it goes with the sentiment. I made it at the National Scrapbook Day crop at the Scrapping Turtle on Saturday.

Stay tuned for the Product of the Month project :)