Thursday, August 27, 2009

Me and Canadian Scrapbooker.

I don't know about you but every time I'm expecting something in the mail it seems to take forever. So long infact that I forget about it. Then of course it shows up! Well that's what happend to me today, the scrapbook magazine "Canadian Scrapbooker" finally arrived and at first I couldn't figure out why a "catty" was in my mailbox then it clicked. Eeeeeeeek!

You may be wondering what's so exciting weeeellll awhile back Canadian Scrapbooker contacted me and asked if I'd like to be featured in their "Passport to Creativity"section of their magazine. OMG!!! Would I ever!!! .
I can not believe I'm featured here, this magazine of chalked full of talented Canadian Scrapbookers, and they picked me to be part of it??
Here are the the layouts featured. Thank you for stoping by my blog.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you have a very wonderful weekend.

ShortCuts Picnic Basket

Well it's another Thursday ShortCuts day. I made a little clear box from ShortCuts clear sheet.
Then using the basketweave technique to make the sides of a basket. I thought it might be cute to make a "picnic" basket type container and slipped a gift card and candy in it. I decorated the front with Whimsie Doodles School Digi stamps.

I thought it was only fitting to stuff the clear box with loose leaf paper. I just cut it into small strips and crinkled the paper.

Oh if you want to know how I made this here's a pictorial for you.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Bombshell Hybrid card

I found the cutest digitl kit the other day. It's called Flight of Fancy and it was only $2 at The Digi Chic! The first thing that caught my eye was the gorgeous cloud designer paper then the combination of colours in the kit. When I shop for a digital kit I always look for the paper first, then it's usually the elements that seal the deal for me. Yes my name is Melyssa and I'm a paper hoarder! It doesn't matter if it's paper from a store or digital paper, I have to have it all!! The worst part is I never actually use all the paper, I just seem to "collect" it.
Anyway I wanted this cloud paper to use in my cards. So I just print a 4.25x5.5" piece of this paper cut it out and use it in my card just like any other DP. Then I decided I needed a big'ol sun and printed the some of the yellow DP. I stamped the palm trees from Bombshell stamps "Hawiaiian girl" coloured and cut them out and well here's is the end result.
LOL I just realized digi paper is like my own private "paper on demand". The only "trip" I have to make to get more DP is through my computer!
Hawiaiian Girl stamps-Bombshell Stamps
Flight of Fancy digital kit-Digi Chic
Label punch-SU
Prisma Markers

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Zuttter my ShortCuts!

Well I'm a very lucky girl because I have a friend who has everything and she lets me borrow her things!! This week I wanted to make a little colouring book with a clear cover and back, so I borrowed my friends Zutter machine. I started by making a card box (template from The Cutting Cafe) and I used ShortCuts frosted sheet to make the box top. That way it's a little foggy as to what's inside the box. Next I printed the NoteCut 1 also from ShortCuts and used to as a journal box for the cover.
Now as for the colouring book inside I printed digital stamps from Whimsie Doodles and cut them into rectangles (about the size of a standard card). I also cut ShortCuts clear sheets the same size for the front and back covers of my book.
Put it through the Zutter and ta daaaa I have a mini customized book!

Here is what you'll find in this fun little box.

Frosted and Clear sheets-ShortCuts
NoteCut 1-ShortCuts
School things Digital stamps-Whimsie Doodles
Zutter and coils-Bind it All

Monday, August 17, 2009

Halloween Cards

I hate to see paper go to waste. Especially DP! So when I have a sheet or two that I really like I try to make the best of it and use it in as many cards as I can. Today I want to show you what you can do with 2 sheets of DP and cardstock. I used the new halloween digi stamps from Whimsie Doodles to make these samples.

Digital stamps used to make the above cards and candy box can be found at

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sweet Boy digital Page

I love scrapbooking digi style! I picked up this fabulous kit Strawberry Cafe from Sugarplum Paperie to make a layout. The cupcake is from the new digi stamp Yummy Doodles from Whimsie Doodles. I used the cupcake as my template to "cut out" the DP from the digi kit. Flattend the image and put a white stroke around the cupcake to make it look like a sticker.

Yummy Doodles-digi stamp from Whimsie Doodles

Thursday, August 13, 2009

It's ShortCuts Thursday!

This is the last week that ShortCuts and Whimsie Doodles pair up! So I made two cards using ShortCuts clear cards and Whimsie Doodles School Things digital stamps.

This card uses Thank you Teacher digital stamps

Fabulous clear cards are from ShortCuts
(don't forget the coupon code on the side bar for ShortCuts)
Digi stamps from Whimsie Doodles
(stop by Whimsie Doodles blog to learn how to win free digi stamps)
Designer Paper-imaginisce (Teacher's pet)
Here's the apple template I created for the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog and reused for the card above!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Eeeek spiders!!

I am sooooo afraid of spiders!!! That's why I go for the cute images. The spider in this digi stamp comes with his own web and sentiment. I made these cards using the same paper (reversed) and the same card size.

I used Stickles on the web and here's a close up. It looks like I flocked it!! LOL

Hanging Around digi stamp-Whimsie Doodles

Monday, August 10, 2009

A sneak of the week

Good morning, this week is pretty exciting! I'll have a sneak peek a day to show you from Whimsie Doodles new digi's. And Thurday I have 2 cards from ShortCuts to show.
Let's get started!
Head on over the Whimsie Doodles to see another card using this adorable Candy Monster digital stamp and a chance to win this image.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A peak at August and ShortCuts

August is going to be another fabulous month at ShortCuts!! Not only do we have intersite promotions with a couple great sites -Whimsie Doodles and Card Patterns Blog...

...we also welcome our August Guest Artist - Mandy!!

Make sure to keep checking back here, as well as the ShortCuts blog, for more inspiration!

Here is a card I made using Whimsie Doodles digi stamps and ShortCuts clear card. The card is based on a sketch for Sheetload of Cards. Every month they have a new sketch and new prize!

School things digi stamps-Whimsie Doodles
Clear card-ShortCuts

Whimsie Doodles and ShortCuts

I thought I'd try to use the Whimsie Doodles digital "stamps" to make a digital scrapbook page. I used the Sunny Day digital stamps as my template to cut out the digital paper. When I was happy with the that I then flattened the image and added a white stroke to make it look like a sticker. I also used the NoteCut 1 from ShortCuts to frame the layout.
This is some pics of DH, DS and our dog Mirra going for one of our usual walks.
Sunny Day digital stamps-Whimsie Doodles
NoteCut 1-ShortCuts
Digital paper-"Wild Sorbet" by Michelle Coleman

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

School days

I know it's not Sept yet but I've been school shopping already! Eeeek! Anyway I've been playing with the new digi stamp "School Things" from Whimsie Doodles.

Adding dew drops over the headlights of the bus gave it a little more dimension.

School Things digi stamps-Whimsie Doodles
Zig Zag Border punch-Martha Stewart

Monday, August 3, 2009

ShortCuts and Whimsie Doodles

Good morning everyone!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Today I get to tell you about a very exciting intersite challenge. ShortCuts and Whimsie Doodles are getting together to make some projects. Both the ShortCuts and Whimsie Doodles DT's are going to have some fabulous projects to show you.