Archive for August, 2007

August GDT Winner!

A big CONGRATULATIONS goes to Sylvia Tomala!  Sylvia’s layout ‘Down The Aisle’, was the winner of this months Guest DT contest.  We look forward to working with you Sylvia, and seeing more of your creations!

Another shout out goes to Amanda!   Amanda is the winner of the rak I was offering up for this months contest! Congratulations girl, and I hope you will enjoy your goodies!

How can you get in on future Guest Design Team contests?  Well, you can check it all out in our Contest Connection forum!  We look forward to seeing your creations, and good luck!  

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I have to say I love this kit so much now I want to buy the Zany Zinnia paper kit as well!

My 2nd project was an altered composition book.  I have done these many times but love doing them so much I continue to make them.  This one is for me to use to put all my prayer requests, notes, etc. from a small group Bible study that my hubby & I are now in on Monday nights.  I used some of my Basic Grey Oh Baby Girl stash for the paper.  Which matches perfectly with this set of ribbon/lace!


Next on my long list of things I had wanted to do was a page for my BOM (book of me for any scrapping newbies).  A few years ago my beautiful daughter, Valerie, saved her money so she could buy me a pair of really good athletic shoes.  I am the ultimate tightwad when it comes to shoes & shop mainly at Walmart & Payless.  To this day I look at that pair of shoes (now pretty dirty & worn out) & think of how much love she put into that purchase & how I felt when I opened her gift on Christmas Eve.  Those years were very hard years.  My daughter had been diagnosed with several mental illnesses (no one ever could decide on which one was correct) and due to all of her troubles she had to spend several years in & out of group homes.  Ultimately she left our home when she was 16 to live in Wisconsin & it was very painful for me as her mom to let her go.  I knew she’d be coming back all grown up.  Sure enough at the age of 18 she was released back into our home.  We then moved back to Kansas where she met her hubby & she is now all grown up & married.  Anyway, these shoes just bring back a flood of poignant memories for me.  Some sad, mostly bittersweet.


as to the actual layout, I had an unused Crate Paper Seaweed kit.  I used that for this page & used Making Memories glitter letters adding glitter to them.  (if anyone has any tips on how to take good pictures of layouts using the color blue I’d love to hear it because everytime I do a layout with primarily light blues or greens it winds up washing out the entire photo of the layout.)

Thank you for looking!

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Laugh and be happy!

What a great sentiment!! 🙂 Stamps used are from Great Impressions, paper by Cosmo Cricket and ribbons used are the red satin edged organza and also the turquoise sky lace from the July Tropical Breeze kit.
I applied a bit of glitter to the ribbon by attaching the blue lace to the red organza using sticky tape, the tape shows through the holes in the lace and if you dump glitter on top  it will stick in those spots, just pat down and then shakes off the extra glitter!


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Mojo Helper

Sometimes, when I’ve lost my mojo, a little make n take is all I need to get the creativity flowing again.  You can find out how to do this little make n take here.


This project features ribbon from the July ZZ#2 Tropical Breeze Kit.

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Making a visit


Making a visit!


O how I love this kit! You can make such different things with it. I’ve made 2 layouts and the minibook and have so much to play with yet!



While Hans and Regina are away with the canoe, Emil and I got a visit on the little beach from those 2 beautiful swans.

Or….. are we on visit at there normal sleeping place??

On of the canoe man has a baguette with him. Emil can feed that to the swans. They come very close. Even so close that I let Emil do a few steps back.

Emil isn’t afraid for the swans, but he has a appropriate respect for them.

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I finished some cards with this kit. On the green card I used Bazzil card stock, a Heidi Swap black sticker, the SNS black lace and some bling and voila…a simple, easy elegant card. On the second orange card I used glitter on glue dots for another bling element!

The little purple butterfly card started with some blank butterfly cards that were sent to me from Impree Rubber stamps after I entered a card contest. They look so pretty with the purple SNS ribbon from this kit!

Finally, I created a lyout of my mom and her dear friend Jean and I used more bling and the black lace ribbon!

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Dawn in Holland

 Last Friday I had the honor to meet Dawn Inskip at a workshop over here in the Netherlands. I know Dawn from online and love to read her blog.

It was so nice to meet her in real live and I had a very good time. Laughed like I did almost never before….

To thank her I made her a little book with some pics I took at the workshop. Can’t show you everything yet, cause Dawn haven’t received it yet.

Used materials:

PP: KI Memories- Love Elsie; Flower: Heidi Swapp, Technique Tuesday scalloped circle; Buttons: Autumn leaves- Rhonna Farrer French twist; Quickutz letters: Ginger; Ribbon: ZZ August #1 – Flower Shoppe (provided by SNS)

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In the Provence (France) the lavender is the product you see the most.

I love seeing ánd smelling the fields full with lavender.

But…. I didn’t like when the had just cute the lavender and you drove behind a car filled with it. It was just an overkill…..

When we came all the fields were full, but when we left after 3 weeks, almost all the fields were gone…


Used materials:

CS: Bazill (white and purple); PP: KI Memories- Love Elsie, Deja Views- Fruit Juice; Buttons: Autumn leaves -Rhonna Farrer, French twist; Flowers: Heidi Swapp, chipboard Maya road; Stamps: Autumn leaves- Swirls; Embroidery floss; Ribbon: ZZ August – Flower Shoppe (provided by SNS)

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This beautiful swan I saw on my vacation.

Journaling reads:

While Hans and Regina where canoeïng on the Verdon, Emil and I were waiting for them in the sun. We had a great time, especialy as we get a visit from 2 swans.
Emil feeds them bread and I make a lot of pics!

Used materials: KI Memories- Earthrings; Bazill CS; KI Memories- Just married; Buttons: Autumn leaves Mod; Stamp: Autumn leaves swirls; Embroderie floss; Ribbon: Savvy N Sassy- ZZ July – Tropical Breeze Kit

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SnS July Savvy Kit

I am soooo super late with this… *guilty* Still have a few more things to do, but here is another page with this awesome kit 🙂

Tried something new here, very different layout for me, sketched it out while putting Owen to bed, I think I kinda like it, he was such a cutie 😉


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