Sunday, 2 September 2012

PMB September Challenge

I know I haven't been keeping up with my blogging but I am back on track with my PMB challenges.  Here is the September challenge:

And here is what I came up with.  Thanks for checking it out!

I cute the bats out myself and had fun making the baseball diamond border.

Supplies: Patterned paper - MME, Crate Paper, Cardstock - DCWV, Lettering - Scenic Route, Journalling card - MME, Marker - Close to my Heart.

Have a great long weekend!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Mixing Bowl August Challenge!

Ok ok, so I missed a month.  I am going to post that layout later but for now here is my August challenge:
And here is my layout:

I had a lot of fun with this layout.  I am not a big journaller so I just used a die cut quote.
Thanks for checking my layout out!

Supplies: MME, American Crafts, Prima, K&Company,DCWV, Close to My Heart, (Sun and Cloud stickers - unknown)

Friday, 1 June 2012

Mixing Bowl challenge #4

Here is my June challenge layout and the layout I came up with!

Here is what I came up with for my dad:

I had fun with the hidden journalling element on this page.  Something I have never done before with a page.

Supply list to be posted.

Thanks for checking it out!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

PMB Challenge #3

Hi everyone,
Sorry for the delay but here is the PMB #3 Challenge:

And this is what I came up with:
A picture of me and my mom!  That's right folks, I am in a dress for this one!  I love this picture of my mom and I!
More details:

I had a lot of fun with this challenge.  Thanks for checking it out!

Kraft, Pattern Paper: Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, MME, Journal Card: Fancy Pants, Marker: Close to my Heart, Flowers: Prima, Basic Grey, Rubons: MME, Stickers: Basic Grey, Buttons: Unknown, Thickers: American Crafts, Key: Tim Holtz, Ink: Color Box, Ribbon: American Crafts

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Mixing Bowl Challenge #2!

Hi Everyone,
Sorry, I guess I am a little behind on this one today but here is my work for the second Paper Mixing Bowl Challenge.  This is the recipe we had to use:

And these are the pages I came up with:

For my 12X12 album a page about my first set of adventures with Tyler:

Supplies used:
Brads: Basic Grey, Cardstock: DWV, Bazzil, Gems: Crafts - Dollarama, Journal Card: Bella Blvd., Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Fancy Pants, American Crafts, Chipboard: Scenic Route, PDQ, Letters: American Crafts- Thickers, Rubons: My Minds Eye, Royal and Langnickel, Studio Calico, Fancy Pants, K & Company, Ribbon: American Crafts, Stickers: "time together" - unknown, flowers - KI Memories

And I did a second page for my  8 1/2 X 11 album about me:

Supplies used:
Cardstock: DCWV, Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye, Bella Blvd, Flower: Recollections (Michaels), Thickers: American Crafts, Journal Marker: Close to my Heart, Stickers: Basic Grey, Rubon: My Minds Eye, daisyd's, Chipboard: PDQ

Friday, 30 March 2012

Paper bow tutorial!!

Alright, so I finally took the time to take photos of how I created the paper bow I posted at the start of the month.  It is really quite easy.  First off, you will need paper strips and adhesive, I used double sided tape.

To start, tape your strips into a circle (you can play around with the size):

Then place adhesive on a spot on the inside of the circle and squish the top down to the adhesive to form almost a little bow:

Place adhesive on the center of the bow you created and start to stack them together (I chose to stick them with the seams down so they are hidden) to look like this:

Once you have stacked them to a style of your liking then create a little topper.  I play around with this step to see what I can come up with.

And there you have it, your paper bow is complete!!  

Thanks for checking out my first ever tutorial!!!

Paper used: TCP Studio

Thursday, 1 March 2012

My new use of scraps

I know many people make flowers and bows but here is my take on making a bow.  I made it to go on my friend's birthday gift.  It was so easy and I plan to make more as an effort to use up my scraps.  I hate throwing away my scraps and this is a good way to use up all those little strips.  Someone suggested I do a tutorial so I will try and get that up in the next couple days/weeks.  Thanks for checking it out!

Paper is from Basic Grey, Scenie Route and Americal crafts.

Paper Mixing Bowl - Recipe 1

It is official, the first Paper Mixing Bowl recipe has been released!


This is the recipe we were given (above), and this is what I came up with:

I chose a camping layout and so I didn't want to go so whimsical with the design.  This is also a good spin to show you how to make the layout more masculine.  I didn't have paint so I used ink on the white cardstock which also counted as my distressing.  The theme was about something you wished for that happened.  I chose camping becuase it was something I have always loved doing and hadn't yet found someone who enjoyed it too.  Tyler and Remy are my camping buddies.  The journalling explains it, just a little hard to read.  Hope you like it and have fun trying out your own.

Cardstock: DCWV, Coredinations
Flourishes: BoBunny - chunky charms
Pattern paper: Cosmo Cricket - Want S'more
Border punch: EK Success
Letters: American Crafts - Thickers
Felt embellishments: Pebbles
Lace: MME - Stella Rose
Journal card: Bella BLVD - One Fine Day

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Valentine's Card

I know it is a little late but here is the Valentine's day card I made for Tyler:

I loved this line from We R Memory Keepers - Love struck.  I loved the die cut and felt you didn't have to put much more on to make the card pop.  I'll try to post my work before the holiday in the future.  :)

Pattern paper: We R Memory Keepers, Cloud 9 Design
Card Stock: DCWV
Ribbon: Michael's brand

Monday, 20 February 2012

Two Weeks until our FIRST Paper Mixing Bowl Challenge!

Only two weeks until the first challenge will be posted on The Paper Mixing Bowl! We are all SO excited for our first challenge and DT reveal! We hope you feel inpsired to play along!  Don't forget to check out the Etiquette page for the rules of play.

See you on March 1st!

Courtney :)

My first blog!

This is my first blog! Something new and exciting. I have started this blog to be part of a scrap booking challenge team but I think I will enjoy blogging.  A place to post things that interest me and perhaps milestones in my life.  This is the start, let's see what I can do!