Saturday, May 22, 2021

Almost a year !

Hello at least !

 It has been almost a year since my last post, and I'm so sorry I didn't write during this time...
Last year, we made a tough decision to go back to France, me and my daughter first, for educational purpose, so I left all my scrapbook stuff behind me. I packed everything, and at the end of the year my husband was able to join us, so our house was moved from Houston to the South of France with a late arrival end of January...
Since then I didn't have much to organize my scraproom, as I had a whole house to fit in an already furnished house, even now I just have a corner on my desk to create. But for the birthday of my oldest daughter, I wanted to create a card, so I reached out for some papers, stamp and Copics, and here is the result !

Papers are Recollections brand, stamp is a Gorjuss girl by DoCrafts, and markers are Copics. The design is not very intricate, I had to keep it simple because most of my stuff are still in boxes and my desk is cramped... Take a look :

I have now more time to organize all this (between my teenager daughter, husband, two dogs, and my psychologist/hypnotizer activities...), so I will soon (I hope) post new projects on this blog !

Thank you for stopping by today, I promise it will not be a year before I post the new one !
Have a great day !

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Black n' Roses birthday card

Hello !

One last card before flying to France ! This is a birthday card with a lot of fussy cutting !

I made the envelope and the base of the card with papers from the Jet Black stack by DCWV.
I stamped and embossed the roses (Stampendous) with gold embossing powder. And I colored them with my Copic markers.

I stamped the flower bouquet twice, masking the first stamp with paper to overlap the other one.
I also had the perfect stamp matching the black paper for the sentiment !

I will have to shop a little to make some craft in France, so you will have the opportunity to see beautiful French collections ...

Thanks for stopping by and see you in a while...
Take care !

Monday, June 22, 2020

Cards for Kindness part 3

Hello everyone !

This is my third round of cards I made for the Cards for Kindness initiative by You can see the other there : round 1 and round 2.

This batch is made only with papers from the Happy Day stack by DCWV. The only addition to the paper is one happy birthday stamp for this card ;

Of course, I did some fussy cutting for the flowers, doilies and bows...

On the next, I used a edge scissors...

Those cards are pretty simple and quick to make. When you choose a paper pad, be sure to find some journaling cards or cutable elements in it so you will not have to buy some embellishments to complete your projects...

As I will soon travel to France, I think I'm done with cards for now. But be sure I will share with you my others if I'm making more before my departure.

You will find all the informations about Card for Kindness on this page.

Wish you a creative day !
See ya !

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Halloween layout

Hello there !

Today I'm sharing with you a layout made with a picture of me and my husband. That is a rare thing...because I'm the one taking picture...This one was taken on a cruise during Halloween week :

The papers came from an Halloween pad by Teresa Collins.  I was not a double sided paper, so I just used two different sheets for the teared paper.
I also cut the center frame with the skull from one of the sheet.

There are many embellishments on this layout... Metal flowers or doilies or leaves, stamped flowers, black bling, buttons, paper flowers...

I also stamped under the embellishments and distress almost everything with black distress ink. The metal embellishments and some of the flowers were paint in black or orange with Impasto paints by Prima, after applying a layer a gesso on them.

I do not have many pictures from Halloween to scrap, so I still have pretty old papers from like 15 years ago... But those are gorgeous !

I know it's not Halloween season (yet), but I'm trying to scrap all the picture I printed this year... and still trying to use my old stash ! I hope you like the result !

See you soon for another project...

Monday, June 1, 2020

Cards for Kindness - Part 2

Hi everyone !

Four more cards made for the Cards for Kindness initiative with another bright paper pad...

Those are paper only cards, made with the Coral and Navy stack by DCWV.

I did few hand cut for flowers and tags, but also use dies for two sentiments.

The thank you came from an old set by Sizzix, and the hello from a word dies set by Tim Holtz.

Such satisfying to use those pretty pad for a cause ! Let's see if I can make few more before sending everything...

See you soon for another project !
And take care...

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Birthday layout

Hello !

Back with a new layout with no mixed media involved ! Can you believe it ?

I cut the red frame out of a DCWV Christmas paper, used my Cricut for the big doilie (Mother's day cartridge) and Spellbinders dies for the leaves.

The blue ornated paper is from a Christmas pad too. The tiny phrases from a Tim Holtz Talk stickers book. Nothing new on this layout !

Next time I will show you few more cards I made to send to for their Cards for Kindness initiative I talked you about previously...

See you soon then !

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Cards for Kindness

Hello there !

Remember the cards I made to thanks people during stay-at-home order ? Well, reach a new level in cards sharing with the Cards for Kindness™ initiative !
You can send a minimum of 10 cards with different themes, and will distribute them to cancer foundations, hospitals, shelters, retirement homes, children's homes and other organizations in need to be use by nurses, doctors, staff members, counselors, parents and volunteers who add handwritten messages of encouragement and love before giving them to patients, children and other people in need.

So I will send a bunch of them, and here are some of those that I made yesterday :

I used a lovely but retired paper pad by Recollections (Flora Festival) along with few retired border punches and dies. The rest is fussy cutting...

I loved these bright colors and the metallic accents !

They mostly need A2 handmade cads with matching envelope. You can read about this initiative on their website.

I will make few more before sending my package... It's a great way to spread kindness !

Have a wonderful day, and see you soon...