Saturday, August 29, 2009


I am so excited that I just have to share with you. Last week I received an email from Allison Cope at Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine and Blog about a layout I submitted. And guess what?? My layout is the reader's submisson entry for this week.
I have to admit I was a little stumped by the layout at first. I wanted to showcase the beautiful colour of the water and the persistant stone throwing that was going on. The way the sunset cast a shadow on the children's faces but I love the imperfection of the photos. At first I wanted to machine stitch the circles but that didn't work and I rapidly scrapped that idea. I dug out my water colour pencils and went for it. Drawing circles to mimic the water ripples and highlighting them with washed out paint. Thanks for looking and let me know what you think

Sorry the scan is so dark but even the rescan is this dark. I think I will have to play with my settings again (I am about to find another use for my eyelet setting mallot)

Products Used:  patterned paper, Scenic Route, American Crafts, BasicGrey; buttons, Buttons Galore; alphabet stickers, Scenic Route; ink, Ranger; pen, Zig Writer; ric rak, May Arts; water colour pencils, Staeditler, Design.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009


Have you ever had a day when you are so stressed out that you think you might cry. Well yesterday was one of those days. People in the house sick and cranky and me trying to stay away from them. I have always found that crafting has a way of relaxing me more than anything else. Ed says it makes me truely happy.
I have, for quite some time now, been working on a scrapbook for my brother and his wife. It is all about my little niece. This page is the result of hiding away in my office yesterday. I think it turned out great. Isn't she sweet? Thanks for looking and let me know what you think. Kimberly
Products used: October Afternoon Cherry Hill line, Making Memories letters, Basic Grey Letters, Diamond Stickles, Doodlebug Sew East Rubons & a black marker.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Of course summer is a great time of year but fall is my favourite. As I have been trying (not as hard as I should) to complete all of last year's layouts, I am beginning to see a pattern. I take a huge amount of photos in the fall, a lot at Christmas and it gets less until the fall hits again. Out of all the school, Thanksgiving, birthday and Halloween layouts ~ so far 6 doubles & 8 singles ~ here is my favourite fall layout so far. We are heading out for a short vacation - picking up kids from camp & grandparents and hopefully I will be able to get some great SUMMER photos. Keeping up on this blogging thing is harder than it looks but I am finding it enjoyable. I hope you are enjoying my posts and work. Thanks for looking. Kimberly

Products Used:Please note that I used Walnut ink to make lettering a darker colour. Bazzill Cardstock ~ Bitter Chocolate, Core'Dinations ~ Olive, Kaiser ~ What A Hoot ~ Wise, Tim Holtz ~ Walnut & Antique Photo Distress Ink, Pink Paislee ~ Captivating Chipboard Alpha, We R Memory Keeper ~ Antique Brass Hardware, Zig Writer ~ Chocolate, Prima ~ Forever Flowers Mulberry Ivy Leaves, October Afternoon ~ Weathervine Stickers, Gazebo, Jillibean Soup ~ Twine ~ Kraft & Brown, Creative Cafe ~ Velvet Ric Rac, Studio G letter stamps

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