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Friday, 31 August 2012

Mixed Media Canvas

Hi Ladies I received the wonderful cakewalk collection by October Afternoon from the Scrapbooking Cafe and I didnt have any birthday party pictures ready to print or use so I jumped back onto the Mixed Media wagon and created this canvas. I LOVE the way it turned out. I used lots of supplies from Kristy's store :)

Have you tried mixed media yet? It really is very easy and very forgiving if you make any mistakes.

I layered the background with tissue paper and then painted with liquitex paints. 

Here is a close up of the fence I hand cut each piece with bazzill cardstock.

Supplies Used, Canvas 8 x10, October Afternoon Cakewalk Collection, Liquitex Paints, Rub Ons, Faber Castell Big Pitt Pens, Staz On, Various Stamps. 

Thanks for visiting :)

Thursday, 30 August 2012

What's Up?

Hello!  Happy Thursday!  It's Anita here from http://craftygrldesigns.blogspot.com/   Today I have a card to share!  I paired a Memory Box die, Honeyblossom Spring with  a Basic Grey 6 by 6 pad, What's Up!  

I die cut the Honeyblossom bloom die from red bazzill cardstock, I used a piece of the pp from the What's Up pad and distressed the edges with a distress tool and pumice stone distress ink by ranger.  The sentiment is by Hero Arts it's actually Hello handsome but I love the Hello so much I cut it apart (no worries I can put it back together on the block to use it together if I want!)  Added some twine and a button!

That's it for me!  One more day until the long weekend!  Hope you have something fun planned!  :>

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

NYC - the mini

HI there! Dani here today to show that even an "office line" can work for many different projects, even travel mini-albums! :)

Yes, yes! I have used my most beloved October Afternoon - 9 to 5 (I really do love that line!) to create my entire mini-album for my trip to the Big Apple! And I think it looks so cool...

Here is one of the pages inside, sorry I tried to take more pictures, but the pages don't open flat (and my finger is NOT part of the mini, believe me).

One thing that I truly love about this project is the biding.. I found this super clever, super simple, super cute way to bind your books somewhere on the internet and I knew I had to use it to my next mini, just 2 holes in all pages (hello crop-a-dile) an elastic band and a paperclip! Brilliant! (And it holds very well!!!!)

I hope you have enjoyed a peek into my mini. I sure had lots of fun creating it...

Thanks for stopping by!

Dani Donner

Monday, 27 August 2012

30 minutes...

can you believe it! I made this card from start to finish in about 30 minutes! That is a major achievement for me because usually I hum and ha and fuss over my cards, but this one just came together.
I had a heck of a time trying to edit my phots of this card, the colors kept going all weird on me...I think it is because this line is very muted and has a grey tone to all the colors and my photo editing software kept wanting to make it 'brighter'. Someone more talented at photo editing than I probably could have done a much better job...but anyways...
I used the grey tape from My Minds Eye's Ginger collection and put a few strips across some white cardstock to make it look like patterned paper.

I hope you like!

Scrapbooking Cafe Supplies used:
Butterfly Punch-Martha Stewart
Decorative tape-My Minds Eye Ginger
Patterned Papers-My Minds Eye Nostalgia
Grey Bakers Twine-Sew Easy Bakers Twine Neutrals

Other Supplies used:
sentiment sticker-MME
chipboard circle
pink buttons
white lace trim

Just a quick post from me today, I hope you have a great week and I'll see you back here next Monday.
Scrap Circus

Friday, 24 August 2012

Sweet Day

Hi ladies, Its Zoe here again today with a post featuring Echo Park Sweet Day... I love these papers lots of the recent trends like the hexagons, air balloons and clouds, I can never get enough of the hexagons!!! Love them... who would have known that hexagons would take off, I mixed my hexagons in the paper with a hexagon background I found from the Silhouette store, I have finally unpacked my Silhouette from my big move and now wonder why I didnt do it sooner... I like to cut out a few designs in one go and incorporate them into my layouts as I go, I would be too lazy to cut for each and every layout I do!!!

Supplies used- Echo Park Sweet Day, White Bazzill Cardstock, Silhouette Cameo, Prima Flowers.

I love the designs of the element stickers in this kit. Layer them up with foam squares or dots for added dimension.

Here is a better close up shot of the hexagon background I then used a few of the little cut out hexagons as embellishments too.
Thanks so much for visiting today. Have a wonderful crafty filled weekend.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Summer Cards!

Hello!  Happy Thursday!  It's Anita from http://www.craftygrldesigns.blogspot.ca/ and today I have some summery cards to share with you!  I used the perfect summery and fun paper Hello Summer by Echo Park!  Summer is my favorite season and we are currently squeezing out the most fun we can have these last few weeks before school starts!

I cut strips out of leftover sheets from the Hello Summer pad, it's a great way to use the leftovers!  Used a set by Lawn Fawn Flutter By (Scrapbooking online is actually getting Lawn Fawn stamps soon!)  

For this card I focused on using only a sentiment stamp and the rest of the elements of the card from the pad of paper.  I fussy cut the flowers from one of the papers and popped them up with dimensional adhesive (foam squares) to add dimension.  I used a sentiment from Hero Arts.  And another patterned paper from the pad.  

Hope you've enjoyed my summery fun cards today!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Thanks - quick card

Hi, everyone! Dani here to share with you a SUPER DUPER quick card I made. There are some products that are created to make your life easier, the sticker sheets are one of them! I had to create a thank you card and had just a few minutes to do, so... What do you do when you start to panic? Breath inside a paper bag? Hummm, that's a good advice... But in my case I turn to my cute Simple Stories stickers! So, with o further ado, here is the card:

I mixed a lot of different lines here, but they worked very well together. And you will understand why I love the Simple Stories stickers so much with that detail shot:

They are "pop up ready"! Yes, same flowers in the sheet, perfect for layering... Score!!!

Supplies list:

Fancy Pants - Country Boutique
Simple Stories - Summer Fresh
American Crafts - Shoreline Blue Alpha stickers
Queen & Co. - Twinkle Goosebumps

Thanks for stopping by!

Dani Donner

Monday, 20 August 2012


Welcome to a new week! Becky here with a little card inspiration for you today. Last week I shared a layout using the Cakewalk line from October Afternoon. If you missed it you can check it out HERE. And today I have a card to share.

Now the 'A' sides of the Cakewalk line are definitely birthday themed, but the great thing about October Afternoon (and many other manufactures as well) is that the 'B' sides of their papers coordinate, but do not have a specific theme. My card today uses 'B' side papers so that you can see you can use the Cakewalk line to make something that is NOT birthday related.

Here is my card...
and a little close-up.

I hope you are inspired to look more closely at a collection and see past it's main theme and imagine all the other possibilities it holds!
Have a great week :)

Friday, 17 August 2012

Tutu Princess

Hi Ladies today I am sharing with you a layout with Prima papers... I just received this week the new Prima lines from Kristy and I just LOVED this Tea Thyme one I had to jump into it right away.

If you love romantic papers and shabby chic then this collection is for you, there are lots of sweet flower patterns to cut out and little labels that you can layer too. I went overboard with my embellishments :) I have recently moved and I am finding things I really never thought I had so its like a surprise each time I go rummaging into a new box!!

Supplies Used: Prima A4 Paper Pad Tea Thyme, Basic Grey Alpha, Prima Flowers and Wood pieces, Pan Pastels, Ribbon, Lace and Pearls from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Loving Birds

Hello!  Happy Thursday!  It's Anita from http://craftygrldesigns.blogspot.com/ Hope your week has been great!  Today I have a pretty romantic card to share using the perched bird die by Memory Box and My Mind's Eye's Indie Chic Saffron's!  

I used a paper from the Indie Chic Pad that was mostly white with a bit of beige and grey texture.  I used to find myself wondering with what to do with these "solid" white pieces but I love the texture they have!  I stamped on it with Antique Linen ink by Ranger the lattice background by Hero Arts and in Pumice Stone ink by ranger I stamped the old letter writing.  Scrapbooking Cafe has lots of Tim Holtz Ranger inks here  Than I die cut the birds to reverse the image I just flipped the bird and cut it from the other side.  I distressed the edges with a distress tool.  Stamped I love You and I made my own pink lace by spraying it with Tattered Angels mist!

That's it from me!  Hope you've been inspired today!  Happy crafting and see you next week!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Cut, Colour,Foiled!

Hi everyone, happy hump day!! Today I have just one card to show you using one of my most favorite paper collections called Lost & Found Blush by My Mind's Eye.  I was almost afraid to use it the paper was so pretty then I went out on  limb and distressed and stained it to give it a more vintage look and I'm glad I took the plunge.  The ink I used is a Distress Ink by Ranger called Vintage Photo.
To make the flowers I die cut paper using Spellbinders Blossom dies, used the edge of my scissors to distress, inked then squished them in my hand to crumple them.  Glue the centers and embellish with a brad and poof a flower!!

Once the card was assembled I thought it might be neat if I could add foils to this girl's hair.  So keeping my fingers crossed and cutting tiny strips of tin foil I began "foiling" her hair.  Here's the result
Have a great day!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Great Wolf

Hi, everyone! Dani here to share with you my greatest passion at the moment: mists and anything ink/paint/watercolor related! I have to say that this more artsy trend in scrapbooking got a hold of my heart... *sigh* I just love the look and the texture added to all those techniques, so... I created a LO using ALL-OF-THEM! :D

For Mothers day this year we got to take the whole family to Great Wolf in Niagara Falls! We had so much and the weather helped! A warm day in May allowed us take a picture outside! In T-shirts, people!! The boys want to go back for their birthdays, lol!

Anyway, here is the page:

I have misted and added a thin layer of white paint to mute the colour a little bit. For teh title, I used my water colors on some American Crafts fabric thickers, creating an Ombré effect (cool, huh!).

Some detail shots:

Supply list:

Bazzil - Salted Dotted Swiss in White
Studio Calico - Mister Huey's in Boss Lady
October Aternoon - Cakewalk buttons and Paper
American Crafts - Amy Tan leaf
Basic Grey - PB&J 6x6 papers

Thanks or stopping by!

Dani Donner

Monday, 13 August 2012

it's time to celebrate 5!!!

Hello friends! Welcome to a new week. I hope you had a fun and relaxing weekend. As you are reading this I am on the road with my family to BC's Okanagan region for the next week! I am super excited to have this time away and I look forward to sharing my scrapbooked adventures with you when we get home!

Today I have a bright, fun, cheery layout to share with you. I used the Cakewalk Collection from October Afternoon to try to catch up on some of my daughters past birthday photos. Today we celebrate her 5th birthday! (5 years or so late, lol)
 I created a fun and interactive confetti pocket on this layout. I used various sized punches to punch out a punch of circles and then used my sewing machine to stitch around a piece of vellum trapping the confetti inside.
I have been seeing confetti and confetti pockets a lot in galleries lately and I wanted to give it a try. It is really fun and I love how it turned out! I hope you'll give it a try.

Have a great week!

Friday, 10 August 2012

I Am Obsessed With Scrapbooking

Hello Scrapbooking Cafe fans.... Its Friday YAYY which means I have the whole weekend to play with paper and paints :) I received an Awesome parcel from Kristy this week with October Afternoon, Echo Park, Authentique, Prima and Crate Paper collections!!!

Today I decided to play and share with you the new Echo Park collection pack called Everyday Eclectic... This is a MUST HAVE!!! Seriously I loved playing with this kit and the layout made itself.

I also played a little with my Crafters Workshop templates and Pan Pastels and then tried out the goosebumps spray this is a super cool medium :)

Have a happy scrappy weekend :)

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Masculine Lorelai Leaf Card!

Hello!  Happy Thursday to you!  It's Anita from http://craftygrldesigns.blogspot.com/ And I am happy to be here today!  Today I have a masculine card to share with you.  Masculine cards don't seem to be anyone's favorite to make but I don't mind them at all!  I used a Poppy Stamps die Lorelai Leaf which I think is a great die for any kind of cards!  But I couldn't resist making a masculine card with it, I mean leaves are green and green is a masculine color right?  Do you like my reasoning?  LOL

I die cut the leaf with green bazzill cardstock.  I love the look of canvas (and I think it looks masculine too) and stamped the Hero Arts Newspaper Background onto it with vintage photo by ranger ink.  Distressed with edges with ink and pulled some strings out too.  I love this Hello Handsome sentiment, it's so masculine!  Added some twine by Dooblebug and some buttons!  Quite happy with how this card turned out!  Am I the only one who feels a sense of accomplishment when you make a great masculine card?  

Products used:

Hero Arts Newspaper Background
Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments

I also wanted to share that Scrapbooking Cafe Online can now order Lawn Fawn Stamps!  I love Lawn Fawn and happen to have a few of there sets already so I thought I would share a few of my cards I've made with them!  Please contact Scrapbooking cafe online with what you would like to preorder from Lawn Fawn and she will bring in what you want!

Using Flying by:

That's it from me today!  See you next Thursday!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Congrats Grad cards

I was so excited to see My Favorite Things Dynamics arrive in the store. The first thing I just had to have was the Die-namics By the Letter set. Of course I had to die cut all my scrap papers just to see the patterned alpha's.  Keeping the card plain and adding a couple 3D foam squares to make them pop.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Winter cards - Quick Tutorial

HI, everyone! You may all call me crazy, but all this heat is making me long for Winter... I know, I know, you are probably saying I must have something wrong in this Brazilian mind, but I had never seen snow until I moved to Canada 4 years ago, so to me and my family, the "white stuff" is still pretty awesome! :)

So, to scare away the heat and to get everyone ready for Winter I decided to share a fun Tutorial on how to create a silhouette card. Here we go:

1. Supplies:
Circle Punch - Fiskars
Square Punch
Ribbon Punch
Winter Stamp Set - Inkadinkadoo
Embossing Powder - Silver

2. Cut half a circle from the edge of your card using your circle punch

3. Cut a second circle, smaller than the first one and overlapping it as well.

4. Cut a third circle, overlapping with the second and smaller than it.

5. The 3 circles will form half of the body of the snowman.

6. Cut the hat by overlapping your square punch and the smallest circle.

7. You can see the silhouette forming.

8. Using the ribbon punch, cut the lid of the hat.

9. Adhere the buttons on the inside of the card.

10. Using your versamark, the Inkadinakadoo stamps and the embossing powder, add the sentiment and some snowflakes.

11. Here is a closer look on the card.

12. And here is the card ready!

Fun, isn't it? I love to play with my punches...

How about you? Are you already thinking about Christmas?

Thanks for stopping by!

Dani Donner

Monday, 6 August 2012

LIFE is pretty AMAZING!

Today is the first Monday in August, and for all my fellow Canadians that means HOLIDAY!!!! It is called BC day where I'm from, but whatever you call the August long weekend, I hope you call it FUN! We dropped our daughter off at summer camp yesterday. She will be there for the whole week! This is her first time going to camp and she was a little nervous but I KNOW she'll have a great time. She is attending the same summer camp that I went to as a kid so I filled her in on as much as I could remember from my time there. I can't wait till she gets back so I can scrapbook her adventure!

Anywho, back to the reason I'm here today. I have a layout to share with you. Last week Zoe shared her beautiful butterfly layout with you, and today I have a butterfly layout of my own. I made this layout for my daughter's album to celebrate these beautfiul photos of her first meeting with her new baby brother. The Graceful line from Echo Park couldn't have worked more perfectly for this layout. I love the sentiment on this chipboard embelishment in the center and ended up using it for the title of my layout. Life IS pretty amazing, and my daughter is having a pretty amazing LIFE experience in this moment.
 and here are a few close ups of the details.

Scrapbooking Cafe supplies used:
Monarch Butterfly punch-Martha Stewart
This & That Graceful Collection-Echo Park
Darla Butterfly Die-Memory Box Dies
Pink Twine-Doodlebug
Thin 3D foam adhesive-Scrapbook Adhesives
Mini Glue dots-Glue Dots
Tape runner-Scrapbook Adhesives
other supplies:
This & That Graceful 6x12 Chipboard-Echo Park
This & That Graceful Brads-Echo Park
paper doily-Little Yellow Bicycle
scalloped edge punch-EK Success
circle punch-EK Success
3-in-1 classic butterfly punch-Martha Stewart

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Head on over to Scrapbooking Cafe Online and check out all the NEW ITEMS and PRE ORDERS.
Have a great week :)
Scrap Circus

Friday, 3 August 2012

The Girl and the Strawberry

Hi SCafe fans I hope you are all having a wonderful day I have a long weekend and I cant wait to get scrapping. I created a 12x12 Scrapbook page today with a 6x6 paper pad... I wish I could afford to buy the 12x12 papers in EVERY collection but we all have a budget we need to stick to... so I thought what a great idea to show how we can buy the 6x6 but use them on a 12x12. the 6x6 pads are not only for the cardmakers :)
Products used. My Minds Eye Indie Chic Saffron, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in Thatched Roof & Timberline, Creative Workshop Brick Template, Liquitex Heavy Gesso, Kaisercraft Rub Ons & Glitz Design Alphas.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this post and are inspired to create something BIG with the smaller designs :)