Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My NON-Design Team project

Good morning all.  I hope everyone had a fantastic long Easter weekend?  Personally, I think my kidlets did alright by the Easter Bunny.  I was quite busy sewing for most of the weekend.  I was able to finish another dress for my dd.  This one is a pattern by Pink Fig, called The Lily Top. I have a pic, but I'll have to post it later.  For all my fellow sewers out there, I recommend checking them out.  They have some great, and easy, patterns out there for girls.  The master plan behind all of this sewing is so that I can get some cutsie outfits for pics for scrapbooking.  See...there's always a master plan <insert menacing cackle here>.  

I did start on a new project, however.  I thought I'd start another altered item, this time the clock by Kaisercraft
I am using the BEAUTIFUL papers from the Madeline collection by Prima.  Here is a sampling:

Parsley Place - Madeline Collection Item# 842390

Spring Tide - Madeline Collection Item# 842475

Madeline - Madeline Collection Item# 842376

Parkway - Madeline Collection Item# 842420

I'm mixing it up at bit so that it doesn't look too flowery.  The papers are quite busy, but Prima has balanced them out on the other side.  I'm only at the gluing stage right now.  It may be a few days before I get back at it.  We're in for some crummy weather here for the next week or so; that perhaps will give me some time to pick away at it. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

What have I been up to?

So glad you asked.  Well, I've been trying to get the weather to cooperate so that I can get out shooting, but it's been so cold.  This time last year it was up to 20 degrees (Celsius).  But it's barely reaching 5 lately.  BRRR.  So, instead I've been sewing.  It's another crafty thing that I like to do.  I know that I started this as a scrapping blog, but since I DO do other things, why not share them too, right?  Last week I purchased a pattern from etsy, from Snazziedrawers, her Ma Cherie dress pattern.  I've purchased things from her before.  She does some exquisite flower and headband patterns.  Sent all via PDF.  The other dress I made was from the blog The Cottage Home.  It's a free printable pattern, and it's simple to do.

Here's the one from The Cottage Home.  The fabric is from the dollar bin at Fabricville.

The second is the Snazziedrawers pattern, made of Dupioni Silk.
And here is my dd posing.  I used Florabella Actions, Luxe II Swoon.
I promise I will get more scrapping done.  I'm sorta awaiting further instruction for my DT project with MCS.  Perhaps I'm subconsciously saving everything up for that.  I DO have another project that I'm going to start soon.  I will try post that later this weekend!  Happy Easter all!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I love Dusty Attic

Thanks to Vicky Alberto, I was able to make a recent purchase of some very splendid Dusty Attic products.  I cannot wait to start using them  Here's a peek of what I purchased:

 I realize that my photo doesn't do any justice to the spectacular items.  But I posted it just the same.  I will certainly be making some more in the future.  Thanks Vicky!

So, what else have I been up to?  Well, unfortunately not a whole lot.  As I said in my previous post, I've been on a bit of a hiatus.  I needed to recharge the batteries so that I can get the best out of my scrapping.  I also have been running out of photos.  Thankfully there was some nice weather this past weekend, and I was able to take some more pictures.  Also, my recent honour of being selected as a member of the My Creative Scrapbook Guest Design Team has helped a lot too.  I have a few ideas on the go for my altered project that I'll be required to do for the month I do my DT work.  Here's a sneak peek:

I can't wait until I can get started.  All I'm waiting for is my kit, and word on what month I'll be the GDT.   In the mean time I'm going to take advantage of every sunny weekend to get shooting.  To be honest, photography is my first passion.  But I need much more practice.  Until next time....

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Without further ado...

I promised to make the announcement of some big news.  Well, I was one of the 12 gals selected to be a Guest Design Team member for My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club!  Totally exciting for me!  This is the sort of lucky break I've wanted so much!  So I'll be busy coming up soon.  I have to await some more instructions on what month I'll be featured.  But I've already got some ideas up my sleeve for the altered project.  Can't wait.  I'll keep you all posted.  I've been on a bit if a hiatus so that I can recharge my batteries....I'll definitely be back soon though.  TTFN!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Need some help....

I realize that asking this question is like asking "Do you know Dave from Toronto?" (humour for my Canuck friends) but I am looking for a picture of an altered box that was on a blog I saw several weeks ago...I just can't remember the blog.  It was so pretty.  I remember it used Tim Holtz curio knobs, and foundations.  I remember it was blue, or had blue in it...and there was a detailed description.  I remember that there was dusty attic used too.  I know that this was a "recent" post, within the last couple of months.  If any of my followers have some ideas, please let me know.  Thanks!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Big News!!!

I got some great news last night...but I am going to keep you all in suspense, at least for a couple of days.  Stay tuned...