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Friday, March 29, 2013

Clean up your room !

No, I was not taking to my kids, but to myself ! My scraproom was so mess up, I had to jump over stuffs on the floor to gain access to my desk... Enough was enough and I decided to clean up this morning, before leaving for a short Easter vacation in NYC.
I'm so happy to have my room back to normal, I had to share it with you !



Call it Spring cleaning if you want, the sure thing is it's not gonna last until Summer. It will be a mess again after our Spring break...

I'm leaving very early tomorrow, I wish you a happy Easter in advance.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New publication for a new magazine

Today the first free and on-line edition of Life.Paper.Scrapbook is launched, and I gladly announce you that you can find one of my layout on page 73. Here is a sneek peak :


The other good news is you can also see one of my mini in the new Cricut Idea Book : Mini albums (p41-43) ! I'm so proud to finally see my work published ! It's just the beginning, you gonna see more of me in the next few months in some of the Cricut books or magazines...

Life is good.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Thank you card

You remember last week end I was in Indian Wells for a tennis tournament ? It was more than great. So great, I let a part of me there. In fact, I let my medications, and it's a part of me because without my thyroid medications, I'm not myself. So when I found out on Monday, I called the hotel and they said they gonna send them to me. And they did. I received them Thursday ! I'm so thankful they did, I'm gonna send them back a card.


I use a blank white card, brown dot Making Memories paper embossed with a Tim Holtz Alterations folder and inked, few Prima flowers with pearls and bling, Recollections journaling with DCVW quote sticker, and a ribbon found at Costco. I also ink the front edges of the card with distress pink ink by Tim Holtz.

Thanks again to La Quinta Resort for such a good customer service.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Friendship card

I have play these days with some flocking powder by Martha Stewart, and I have used it on this card :

 
I stamped few flowers with a clear stamp set by Autumn Leaves and filled the petals with glue to adhere the flocking. I cut the flowers on the right side, then stamp the same pattern inside the card. few crystals, a sentiment from an "one dollar stamp" from Michaels, et voila !
 
I don't know if you can see the flocking on this picture, but I like the effect. I like it so much I'm not sure I'm gonna send this card... Will you ?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Indian Wells 2013

If you are a tennis addict, you know what the title is about. I'm not, but my hubby is. So my Christmas gift to him was a day ticket to see the semi-finals there. Perfect idea in fact, because it means I will go with him for a week end without kids !

But before taking about the tournament, I have to tell you I'm in love with the hotel. Hubby use his bonus point from previous travel to reserve a room in La Quinta Resort & Club and it was perfect ! Take a look :


 
our bungalow...

 
 
The air smelled of citrus, it's quiet and the view is wonderful. Now about the tennis part. We had good tickets, so I was able to take good pictures too...


 
Djokovic

 
Nadal

 
Del Potro

 
the russian winners of the double (Vesnina/Makarova)

 
the winning Bryan brothers
 
I have a tons of pictures from the games, now I just have to put them in a mini...
The week end is over, I have to get back to my shores. But it means also getting back in my scraproom ! See you tomorrow for a card.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Travel anyone ?

I got a lot of travels in my mind lately, so it's reflected in my work. I bought a pack of Colorbok card from a dollar store few days ago, and as I have an hour ahead of me yesterday night, I made this card of it.


I used a Inkadinkado rubber stamp for the background, Recollections tags, blue glitter, Making Memories alpha stickers, some leftover Christmas ribbon, and the pinkish card.

Wanna travel ?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Envelopes book by Melissa Frances

I did have finally some times to finish the album from the Melissa Frances Scrapbook Expo class ! It was a two hours workshop, but we didn't have enough time to finish the book.
Here is the workshop's description from the Scrapbook Expo, Grapevine Tx website :

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Memories Envelope Book
Melissa Frances
Taught by Kim Garner
Difficulty Rating:
(Intermediate)
     
This Melissa Frances designed mini album is jam packed with techniques and hidden pockets to be discovered. You will leave with a beautiful 8 paged album embellished and ready for your photo's. The neutral pallet of browns and creams compliments the Kraft album and works perfect for those that love to distress. You will also be working with our new Memory accents and some of our vintage inspired stickers for that timeless feel. In this workshop you can follow exactly as designed or feel free to go on your own as we have provided lots of extra elements. We provide full color instructions and an exclusive Melissa Frances tote to carry your album home.

  • What products will be highlighted: Kraft envelope album, memory accents, Melissa Frances stickers
  • What will I learn or complete: Envelope 8 page album
  • What do I need to bring: Please bring glue for paper to paper and ribbons to paper, foam dots, scissors, trimmer, cropodile or hole punch, and your favorite decorative scissors. Folding tool and distress ink optional.
  • What techniques will I learn or use: distressing and folding techniques


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    Here is what's look like once done :

     
     
    We have only made 3 pages in class, so I had to finish by myself the rest. I almost follow the instructions, it's just a little bit different from the original.

     
    I've distress all the envelopes, tags, stickers...with the Tea Dye distress ink by Tim holtz.
     
    
     
     I din't follow exactly the instructions sheet for these two pages.

    

     

     


     
     
     
     
     
    I still have plenty of stickers and cardstock die-cuts left to add more embellishments to this book. I even have 3 full paper sheets untouched !
     
    I don't plan to put pictures on this one soon, but if I will it will be some pictures of one of our trip in France, maybe in a castel or old village, and I will use sepia colors.
     
     
    I have enjoy making this album, and I plan to make one of my own with K&Company envelopes I bought few months ago at Marshalls.
     
    I hope you like it...