dimanche 18 novembre 2012

Brunch at the old place - sketch challenge for Freckled Fawn

So here is the story behind this page: it's Sunday morning and the boys have gone hunting for food (at the Asian market!) and have taken the family vehicle - there's nowhere I can go (yes, this is relevant information - bear with me...). Having lost my scrap mojo for about a week, a stumble upon a sketch challenge by Freckled Fawn: PERFECT!
The page I'm planning to make involves using my Cameo - not a problem! I fire it up, get my file ready, start cutting and... total disaster! The file won't cut, my mat is full of fragments of paper, I am so frustrated!
So I think it's my mat: I wash it up, crack open my new one and do another try: same problem!
Argh..... it's definitely the blade.
Now, if you remember the beginning of my story: there's nowhere I can go to buy a replacement blade right now - and I have to make this page right now. It's just nagging me at this point.
I step away from my machine before I do harm to it - I do love my machine (on most days); I was just not ready to part with my blade this soon.
After a cup of tea, I'm back - with a vengence! Back to the drawing board: let's do this the good old fashion way and give my Sizzix some loving - this machine NEVER disappoints! I have a star die with multiple sizes on one die. Perfect, this is what I'll use on 3 separate pieces of paper.
Et voila:
If you've seen the original, you'll notice I stuck to the layout pretty closely (remember? lost mojo?) - but this was fun, so much fun! I love the washi all around the layout and I was good: I stuck to the color scheme I had in mind.
Thank you, Doe :)

jeudi 24 mai 2012

Mini album with Studio Calico kit

I've had these beautiful pictures since last October and I was waiting for the right moment and the right papers/embellies to make a mini album. I used Studio Calico's May Kit. (I hope you like hexagons because this album is full of them!)
Grab a chair, a cup of coffee, this is a long post with lots of pics...

If you've made it this far, thanks for looking and leave me a comment :)

dimanche 29 avril 2012

MME Monthy Sketch

Here is this month's MME's sketch: http://mymindseye.typepad.com/blog/2012/04/april-sketch-challenge.html#comment-6a01053647c676970c016765e75a5c970b

I used various collections, some older, some new.... a fun page to make!

samedi 28 avril 2012

More pages...

I have been making so many pages that I forget which ones I've posted and which ones I haven't... not to mention the weather hasn't been cooperating, which makes it harder for me to take pictures of my pages in full sunlight...
but I have been having lots and lots of fun! here are some random pages I've made in the past week or so:

dimanche 22 avril 2012

Elle's Studio Thursday Sketch

This time, I didn't follow this sketch to the letter... instead of squares, I used round shapes.
The paper is MME. The patterns are so so cute. It's a theme I use a lot so I stocked up on it. Fun colors for summer, too!
Here is the link to the original sketch: http://ellesstudio.blogspot.com/2012/04/sketch-thursday-041912.html
and my interpretation:

The "pose" and "focus" stamps are French. Thang goodness they translate literally ;)

mercredi 18 avril 2012

Mini Prima

Un mini Prima pour ma mamoune!
Voila, cela fait des semaines qu'il est fini, il a ete emballe dans un paquet rempli de goodies pour ma maman et mon papa. C'etait l'anniversaire de "Minouche" la semaine derniere et cet album a enfin rejoint sa destination finale... ce qui veut dire que je peux enfin poster ces photos!
Un amalgame de photos de 2011 pour illustrer ce joli album/sac miste a fond!
Je vous laisse le decouvrir sous toutes ses coutures: