Friday, 20 March 2015

I'm Baaack!

   Hi there, I know I've been absent recently (think revolving door of colds and illness for the last 3 months) with the exception of my post for the Make It Crafty Blog Hop this month- but I'm ready to get back into things.

   A lot has been going on in the CTMH world, we're about to see the end of the Seasonal Expressions 1 cattie and the beginning of the Seasonal Expressions 2 cattie, on April 1st.  If there's anything in the SE1 marked by a little clock that you want, you have until the end of March to order, after that they are gone!!  Anything not marked with a little clock will continue to be available.

   I really think you'll like the  SE2 cattie.  It's got a couple of SUPER-cute papers, including a Boy ppk!!!!  Can you tell I'm a little excited by this?  While Blossom is a really nice paper and I know will be very versatile for both scrappin and card makin, I really LOVE the Jackson ppk!!  It's got blues and red- brown and blue-green and has a very masculine feel to it- and it's always hard to get a nice masculine ppk.  It just screams guys and camping and the cottage and outdoor pursuits.  I might have to redo my elder son's school photo- we had it taken w a forest background but I think it will really be set off  nicely by the Jackson colors and patterns.

   Speaking of my son's school photo, I have it already scrapped using the Chalk It Up ppk.  This is a layout I'd love to share with you in a class.  The class includes not only this layout but also one using the Seaside ppk- great for those Summer in the sun or beach picts (ribbon and Cricut cuts are included in the cost and Complements  and Picture My Life cards sets are available to order).  Dates and times- March 27, 28, 29 and April 10, 11 and 12- friday evenings, sat morning or afternoon and Sun morning or afternoon, your choice.  The cost for the 2- 2pg layouts is just $15.  I can send this out as a kit, but cost will be $15 + postage.  Please let me know asap if you're interested, I'm keeping it small, to just 4 per time slot. 

Here's picts of the layouts (I have pink paper covering my son's pict and his class photo, it's not part of the layout):
   Chalk It Up!


See ya soon and keep scrappin'! 

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Make it Crafty Blog Hop- Spring and Easter Creations

Hi there and Welcome to another

   This month we're revealing our Spring and Easter creations.  If you've come from Cyndy's  blog then you're in the right spot.  The Blog Hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost, you'll find a complete list here, with Julie, in The Scrap Zone.

   We hope this 'Hop' will inspire you and put a 'Spring' in your craftiness! - I love bunny humor!

   This month I've returned to what I love best- scrappin' with the flipflaps!   I've used the somewhat 'girlie' Hopscotch paper pack (found in the Seasonal Expressions 1 mini) in a not-so-girlie way to showcase my not-so-girlie boys by using one of the 'auxiliary' colors (Indian Corn Blue) listed on the Zip strip.  I think it tones down the ppk overall, while keeping the brightness of the colors.  I plan on using this layout for the pictures I will take this Easter coming, thus no pictures present.
   This layout was inspired by a sketch I saw amongst the Creating Keepsakes Bonus Sketches of Oct 2011 (found on Pintrest);  I've switched it up a little bit by adding the flaps and using the Picture My Life cards (as photo mats and journalling cards).

I hope you like it!  Here it is:
(Sorry for the glare off the flipflaps)

Here it is with the flaps open:

                                           For a total of 15 photos on a 2pg, 12x24 layout!!

   And here you can see even the journalling card is hiding more space for pictures!

   And here it is one last time:
(The dark choc bunny is MINE!)

List of Products used:
Hopscotch paper pack (expires at the end of March so get yours NOW!)
Indian Corn Blue cardstock
Hopscotch PML cards- a selection
Cricut Artfully sent- the chocolate bunny images
D1454- Sensational Season (retired)- the basket image
Shinhan Twin Touch alcohol markers (to color the basket)
E1027- Framework Alphabet (stamped in ICB, for the title)
C1528- Advent Calendar Workshop (stamped in ICB, for the date)
Flamingo and Aqua dots, for the bunnies' eyes
Brother Scan N Cut (to cut out the title and date)

   Well, I hope you've enjoyed hopping along with me, as much as I've enjoyed creating for you.  I don't mean to 'egg' you on but it's time for you to hippity 'Hop' along to Sue's and see just how her project will inspire you!

   Don't forget to come back May 15 for our next Hop, when we'll be showing off our Summer, Travel and Cottage creations!