Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I'm a Copic giveway winner !

Nothing big, just a pink Copic Ciao, but hey, I win ! This company is smart, they put their catalog in the envelope. and now I want every single item on it...
Look what I received :

I also got a black sticker, and a example card. I wish I was a good drawer to participate in their next challenge to win the BIG package of Copic markers... Are you gonna try ?

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A card for Oklahoma

Few days ago I received an email from BoBunny, saying that they will give a $20 gift card with each card handmade and sent by the end of the month to Oklahoma families.
It was a busy week end, but I found some times yesterday to make one and I will send it today to BoBunny :

I'm not an American Citizen, but I live in this country and this tornado hit my heart. I cannot think about it without tears coming to my eyes.

If you have some times, please make and send a card quickly to BoBunny, they will give them to Oklahoma families. Here is the d├ętails :

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Still into parties...

Birthday this time, with a card made for the Sketch-n-Scrap birthday bash contest !

It looks simple with few elements used, but let me tell you how I did it. On a white blank note card, I stamped in the middle a flowers and butterflies pattern (Inkadinkado) with purple Colorbox ink. I stamped the same pattern on a purple paper (1/2' less than the blank note) and cut it off. Then I dry emboss it with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and place it on the top of the card with adhesive foam square. I add a cut stamped image (butterfly and sentiment) with smaller squares.

So happy wishes to Sketch-n-scrap. Please cross your fingers for me to win this challenge !

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Farewell my friend !

I told you I had some farewell parties this month. For Saturday's one, I created a souvenir for my friend, who's going back to France for few years. Even if we have share many playdates with our kids, school events, or birthday parties, I ended up with no pictures to scrap for her. But I really want to give her a piece of me, so I picked a great quote from one of my favorite writer, Paolo Coelho, and create a frame around it.

The quote means : "Who's used to travel knows there comes a time when he has to leave." And if you think it's difficult to leave, think about those who stays...

I used K&Company papers, flowers by Prima Marketing, Recollections and Making Memories, leaves by I am roses, and lace trims found at Hobby Lobby. I even add two small metal charms by Tim holtz, one fleur de lis and one star (for France and Texas). I used a digital image of a vintage postcard (you can find it on my board Printables on Pinterest here) and add some text on it before printing. I distress it with the Tim Holtz ink Vintage photo.

The week end is finally over, it's gonna be a lot more quiet. Maybe.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Birthday month

May is always a very busy month, filled with birthday parties, farewell parties (big expat community), end-of-the-year things at school... Yesterday was the dance party of my 12 years old daughter, and tomorrow will be one of my best friends birthday. So, I will show you today one of the card I was making these days.

I use a salmon scallop card, Sizzix background rub-ons, gel pens, black&white ribbon and chipboards given by an friend before moving back to France. It's an unusual birthday card, but it came to me like that, and I'm glad I finally used the chipboard.

I'm not done with cards this month, so you will probably see more soon.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

One Paper Nest Dolls challenge

I was crafty yesterday and able to do two cards. One of them is a pinky card made to fit the Paper Nest Dolls challenge of this month : anything with pearls. I don't tell you about the other, I'll try it for publication.

I used Recollections papers, an acrylic stamp by Flonz, Copic markers, pearls by Want-2-scrap, Recollections washi tape, decorative scissors, distress ink by Tim Holtz and a rub-on from the Paper Company.

I don't know if this card will please enough to be picked, but it was fun to make and I'm glad to share it with you.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bella Bvd warehouse box

I order one box a week ago, and it's already there ! That's a lot of papers, I wish I could have more embellishments, but it was a good deal... Look what's inside the box :

Papers, chipboard, flowers, buttons... you name it !
If you want to grab one, go to the Bella Bvd web site.

Now I only have 4 weeks left before my French summer, so many things to do with school ending, don't know if I will have time to play with it... or just store them !

Friday, May 10, 2013

Mask in and out

I know, I'm supposed to be in bed sleeping (it's past 12am), but these days I have so much to do during school time I don't have time to scrap or blog. And after school, homeworks, activities, dinner and hubby took what's left.

So before crawling into bed and sleeping like a stone, I will post this layout about a unusual ice skating place : on a boat (we were on a cruise). Not the best pictures from this trip (not me behind the camera, on the front for once), but I built this layout some times ago for a workshop about mask and different ways to use them.

I used a compass mask by Tim Holtz, white Colorbox ink, and ribbons with ATD and Thickers alpha stickers. You maybe can also see snowflakes stamps in the middle. I used the mask in two ways : as a mask with ink and as a template with white gel pen. Drawing a white gel pen square in the middle of the page makes the compass pop, and the center of the center looks brighter.

I have link this page to the ARTastic challenge about masks. Let's cross fingers for me to win.

Ok time to sleep before seeing dancing compasses...

Monday, May 6, 2013

Hey girl !

I hope you all have a great NSD this week end ! I wasn't able to scrap due to an awful migraine, but I always have hidden projects in my pocket, so I will be able to share one with you today !

I made this card with American craft paper and a Sizzix die, and decorate it with a lace ribbon, Thickers and stamps colored with Copic markers. The fan and flowers stamp is an Inkadinkado rubber stamp and the girl is an Flonz acrylic stamp.
I really really like the Flonz stamp. I bought two sheet of those acrylic stamps, both of them manga style. It fit perfectly my girly and late teen mood (I know you have one too).

I have already play with few of these stamps, I will show you the result soon. 

Happy week y'all !

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thinking vacations ?

I do. I have planned my next summer vacations, so I got time to think about past ones. One of our trip most appreciated by my daughters is our RV trip around Las Vegas. And I begun its scrapbook with a picture taken at the airport. As every kids, my daughters love to take picture of themselves climbing on almost everything. No exception made for the arrival at Las Vegas.

A Scrapbalities paper as background, Prima Marketing leaves and flowers and few others from China, Thickers alpha stickers, Heidi Swapp grey mat, and my Cricut for the journaling.

It really was a great trip. Can't wait for the next...