Saturday, August 23, 2014

C'est Magnifique Kit August challenge

Hello everyone !

I've been away from my blog lately for some good and not so good reasons : kids, family, road trip, and robbery (they break into my home...). I'm still pretty busy until the second week of September (remodeling work, gardening and school), but I did manage to create a layout for the C'est Magnifique Kit blog :

Materials :

My well-loved K&Company papers, Prima Marketing stencils, coffee bean spray ink by Inkadinkado, vintage photo distress ink by Tim Holtz, I Am Roses flowers and leaves, Dylusions white ink spray, Maya Road twine, Sticko alpha stickers, and a plaster key I just find yesterday in a closing store.

I can't wait for August to be finished... We are remodeing our attic to have a gameroom and a SCRAPROOM ! I was creating on the kitchen or on the floor since 2 months now, and am really sick of it. I will show you picture of this new room soon...

Have a nice day !

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Feeling Sketchy card challenge #99

Hi !

Time for another Feeling Sketchy card challenge ! :

I use a sheet of flowers and leaves by My Little Shoebox and American Crafts paper :

Our wonderful sponsors for August are 


Molossi - $30 chipboard and bling package


$20 Voucher

Have fun with this sketch and don't forget to upload your card to win these prizes !

Friday, August 15, 2014

Color-Me-Scrappy challenge #68

Hello !

This new CMS challenge is all about summer ! The twist is to include something representing summer for you. Take a look at the color board :

For me, summer means France, because even if I am French, I didn't leave in my country for several years, and our family was going back every summer to our French home. But most of it, summer means mountains, the French Alps, where we go each time we could. So my summer layout will feature a picture of one of my daughter, running in the mountain meadow. 

Can you ear the music of "The little house in the prairie" ? That's what this picture make me think about.
What do we have in this layout ? 2 sheets of Recollections papers, Copics markers and Liquid Pearls. Text is print white over brown strip and cut in a shape of banners. I add a little bit of vintage distress ink on the back (Tim Holtz).
Of course, I had to cut every flowers and every leaves, colored them one by one, before re-arranging them on the dotted paper. Took me forever...

Scrapbook Generations has generously offered a $50 gift certificate to one of our winner, so come and play on the CMS blog !

On the road again...

On Monday, I was on a road trip to Bretagne to see friends from Houston before they leave again for another country. We had a perfect day by the sea and I want to share with you some pictures of a beautiful shore :

It was a huge tide, so the sea was very low and all the boats were on the floor.

I love all these colors. what a great day we had !

See you soon for more pictures, of a day in Parc Asterix two after this stop in Bretagne...

Sunday, August 10, 2014

August Prima BAP sketch

I did bring some Prima products with me in France, and decided to play with the new BAP sketch :

BAP Jennifersketch

I used papers from the Stationer's desk collection, bamboo stencil by Prima with modeling paste, Cartographer flowers, the new Prima leaves die and Stationer's desk wood embellishments, plus Tim Holtz vintage photo ink, Sticko stickers for the title and glass micro beads in gold for the swirls.

here are some close-ups...

I hope you like it...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A day in Provence...

On Monday, we take a tour in one of the most beautiful village in France : Les Baux de Provence. It's a small village on the top of a cliff, with a Middle Age castle and a fantastic view. I have few pictures for you :

We also went to the "Klimt and Vienne" exhibition inside the "Carrieres de Lumiere", an old white limestone mine converted into an art gallery. 
My broken toe screamed at the end the afternoon, but it was a great day !

Summer is not a good time for scrapbooking : too hot, many friends and family visiting, children constantly at home... but I will show you something soon...

Have a wonderful day !

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Feeling Sketchy layout challenge #98

Hello !

I know it's summer, and it's too hot to do anything... But it's not an excuse for not scrapbooking ! Here is a sketch from the Feeling Sketchy blog to motivate you. And if you're not motivated enough, there a sponsored prize at the end of the month... You can win prizes from Molossi & Scrap Boutique this month, so grab your stash and play !

OK, I cheat a little bit on this one : I made it when the weather was still cold (yeah, in May, it's cold in Scotland...).

Here are the supplies I used : Adornit gray paper, K&Company and Recollections purple paper, purple distress ink by Tim Holtz, Sakura white gel pen, Recollections twine, washi tapes by We R Memories Keepers and My Mind's Eye, Cricut Expression with a title from the Beyond Birthday cartridge.

Have fun playing with the sketch !

Saturday, August 2, 2014

August Scrap-Lifting challenge

Another beautiful layout made by Lisa Nazario-Gregory for our lift inspiration of July :

Flowers, bright colors and butterflies.. So for me ! Here is my layout :

Recollections and My Mind's Eye papers, MME stickers, Prima Marketing and I Am Roses flowers, Cricut for the branches, title and die cut, Maya Road pink lace, Sizzix dies, Martha Stewart border punch set, and metal butterflies from Istanbul, like the picture...

Take a look a the Scrap-Lifting blog for some inspiration and upload your layout to enter to win the monthly prize !

Friday, August 1, 2014

Color-Me-Scrappy challenge 67

That was a real challenge for me to put all these colors together !

But I finally did it :

papers : Sprinkles&Laces by Bella blvd, Que Sera Sera by K&Company, The Goods by American Crafts, c.d.g
washi tapes : We R Memory Keepers, Doddlebugs design Inc.
pen : PITT artist pen by Faber-Castell
acrylic stamps : Menhdi borders by Inkadinkado, Autumn Leaves
acrylic paint : DecoArt
chalk : Prima Marketing
stencil : Tim holtz
chipboard (as template) : Tin Types by Prima Marketing
white gesso : Pro Art
ink : Petal Point by Colorbox, Mix Media Inx by Donna Salazaar
white gel pen : Sakura
modeling paste : Reeves

After painting the background paper with gesso, I add the yellow washi tape and draw some lines on the edges. I mixed the modeling paste with paint to obtain a salmon color, and used it with the stencil in several places. I added stripes of chaled paper and washi vertically, and stamped with blue ink the line with spikes pattern. I stamp the heart with pink ink on one side
I made spot of blue paint with a toothbrush.
I cut 4 rectangles of paper in different sizes, crushed them, and chalked them with blue and pink before placing them on the layout.
The journaling is written in white first and overwritten in dark blue.
I used chipboard number to draw the title, and added some lines to it.

This month we have a new sponsor :

They are offering a $50 certificate to the winner ! So grab your stash and create !

Feeling Sketchy Card Challenge #97

Hello everyone !

Another sketch from Feeling Sketchy to play with :

And my own lecture of it :

I used a Basic Grey paper for the background, Webster's Pages paper and ribbon, and Martha Stewart alpha stamps with Vintage photo distress ink by Tim Holtz.

Come play with us to win great prizes from Molossi ($30 chipboard and bling package) and ScrapBoutique ($20 voucher) this month !