Saturday, May 29, 2010

As seen in Canadian Scrapbooker

Hi All!

a while ago i was asked to participate in the cover challenge for the summer issue of Canadian Scrapbooker, unfortunately i didn't make the cover but i did make it as one of the runner-ups.  You can find  my layout on the first page after the table of contents.  sorry i would give you the exact page numbers but i haven't gotten my free copy yet and my subscription just ran out.

so here's the layout i made for the cover.

cs: bazzill, doodlebug
pp: Jillibean Soup
ribbon: Maya Road
stamp: Stamping Bella
ink: Memento, copic (R59 on letter stickers to darken them), glimmer mist (lime and denim), zig marker
letters: Doodlebug, Rose Moka
other: Fiskars upper crest punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch

isn't this little guy cute!

I also have two other layouts that were published in this issue... much older ones but i guess they were what they were looking for.

this was for a call for pictures with different views. It was also made while i was on the Just Cre8 DT with i believe the april or the may kit in 2008, don't remember the exact month.

And this is one of my favorites.  I never thought it would get picked up because there's not much work involved in making it, but the picture is just stunning, isn't it?  my hubby took it with his underwater camera when he went cenote diving in Playa Del Carmen, are you wondering where i was?  well i was back at the dive shop getting my certification, too bad i haven't had a chance to go diving since... hopefully soon.

oh yeah i almost forgot to tell you.... i was asked to try out for the fall cover challenge and they picked my layout to be published, i don't know yet if it's gonna be for the cover or as a finalist so i guess we'll have to wait and see. cross your fingers x x

updated: If you have this issue in your hands, you can see my layout on page 8,33 and 109! Three of my super talented friends are also in this issue: JJ (p.130), Erin (p.34) and Claude (p.45).

thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 28, 2010

PWCO Friends and Family blog hop!

Hi and welcome to the second blog hop for PaperWorks Co.  What's so special about this one?  well it's not only the DT but many of the PWCO friends too!
If you arrived here from Jenny L's blog then you're on the right track, if not you should start the hop at the PWCO main blog.  

Here's the list of all the hop participants:

Bella  -----you are here

 for what I have created for this hop.  I couldn't decide which stamp to use so i used a whole bunch!  I used this old box of Elastoplast SOS burn patches as my base; because i thought it would be perfect to hold some small, simple notecards.  

What's in it?
cs: bazzill, prism
pp: ? i chose 1 out of my 5 pizza boxes of papers and randomly picked this one, it's really old and i don't remember who it's from...sorry
stamp: Little Loud Stamps for PWCO-Jacob's table for two, Standing beneath a tree, Sweets from Charlotte, Jacob and the Reindeer, Jacob's cookies for Santa
ink/markers: Memento, Copics

Copics used:
Jacob's table for two: E00, E02, E33, E37, C3, C5, C7, BV0000, BV23, BV29, Y11,Y38 
Standing beneath a tree: E00, E02, E37, E47, E71, E77, YG06, YG11, Y17, Y21, Y28, Y38, BG01, BG05, BG09, YR04, YR07
Sweets from Charlotte: E00, E02, E37, E71, E77, YR20, Y21, Y28, BG01, BG0000, BG05, BG09, BG10,YG06, YG11, C1, C3, R00, R02, R29
Jacob and the Reindeer: E00,E02,E31, E33, E37, E51, E71, E77, R00, R02, R17, R29, R59, BG45, BG49 
Jacob's cookies for Santa: E00, E02, E08, E31, E33, E37, E47, R17, R29, R59, YR23, YR31, YR68

Thanks for stopping by, in order to continue the hop you should now be visiting Sheena's blog, have fun on the rest of the hop!  for all those who will leave a comment i will randomly pick someone and  send you a goodie!  Also Peggy will be picking some random commenters from the participants blogs to win the following prizes (1 set per person)

How great is that!?!  now get hopping! 


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wednesday PWCO free for all

Well, it's the end of my term with Paperworks Co.  It was a blast and i adored working for Peggy, she's fantastic!  But don't worry i'm not saying goodbye, i'll be staying on for another term!!! Yay!  
So, for this term's final "official DT" assignment at PWCO I altered some metal water bottles for my boys. 
i found these great metal water bottles at Walmart for only 7$ each.  I used some Staz-On ink and two different stamp collection to differenciate each bottle, i also used a Sharpie to add some bubbles on the blue bottle and some grass on the green one. 
stamp: Aqua Amigos -Tommy the Turtle, Ollie the Octopus and Wallie the whale
ink: StazOn
other: metal water bottle, sharpie marker

stamps: Safari friends - Lucas the lion, Gordie the giraffe, Zoie the zebra
ink: StazOn
other: metal water bottle, sharpie marker

Check back on May 28th for the friend's and family PWCO blog hop
that will be the "unofficial" assignment :)
thanks for stopping by, 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I realized that i never posted this.  This is what i had made my mom for X-mas 2009.  i bought a paper macher box at Omer DeSerres, it's like Michaels, and covered it with some of my favorite Cosmo Cricket papers.  I also bought a pack of blank cards with their envelops that fit perfectly in the box and decorated the cards with some paper scraps and some stamped images i had received from a swap i'd done on split coast stampers.  Since i didn't have the names and company names of the stamps i couldn't use them for cards that i would've submitted for publication so i used them for this project, they were perfect because i wanted different kind of images for different occasions.

i love this "heidi" image from TGF stamps

this one is my favorite card of the bunch, i love this Penny Black stamp with the poppies and butterflies

oh yeah and this is the tag i mage for her package, loosely bases on Tim Holtz's 12 tags of X-mas.  I stamped this little gorjuss girl on some vellum and colored her with my copics on the reverse side since copics and Staz On don't mix! 

Oh and just a little reminder that Paperworks Co. is having a blog hop on May 28th

thanks for stopping by, 

Monday, May 24, 2010

canvases up for sale!

Here are three canvases that i made that are up for sale in my shop.  If you wish to purchase more than one, please convo me and i will make up a package deal for the canvases and the shipping.

Just a side note - all three canvases are the same colors, they were all made the same day with the same paints.
to purchase "smile"
click here

to purchase "giggle"
click here

to purchase "cherish" 
click here

thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happy Spring

here's this week's free for all for PWCO.  i used one of the v-day stamps called "standing beneath a tree"  I have seen the pointillism technique on the web lately and i wanted to try it, i love the way it turned out, what do you think?

what's in it?
cs: Bazzill, Prism smooth, doodlebug
pp: MME
stamp: PWCO-Little loud stamp-standing beneath a tree
ink/marker: memento, copic multiliner, copic (B00, BG01, BG05, BG09, BG93, R17, RV02, RV04, YG03, YG11, YG91, YG95, G02, Y21, Y28, Y38, R00, E02, E49, E57, E71, E77)
other: liquid pearls

thanks for stopping by,

Friday, May 14, 2010

Stamping Bellarific friday

This week's challenge was to use the following color combo:  celery green, pink and chocolate brown (yum!)

I used one of Stamping Bella's new stamps from Mo Manning; Jill is two.  If you go on Mo's website this little one is part of a group of 4 terrible two's images (they are to die for!)

what's in it?
cs: doodlebug
pp: SEI, MME
digi: TLC creations (saying)
stamp: Stamping Bella - Jill is two
ink/marker: memento, copics
buttons: Imaginisce
other: nestabilities, EK success border punch

copics used:

to purchase this card click HERE

thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, May 13, 2010

PWCO Free for All

this month i'm doing the Free for All on wednesdays, this just means that i can do what i want.

here i created just a little pull out notecard  to brighten someones day.  Not sure who i'll send this too yet.

what's in it?
cs: Bazzill, Prism
pp: SEI
stamp: PWCO-RAM- Puddles of fun
ink/marker: versacolor, memento, copics
other: Scenic Route rub-ons, EK success border punch

copics used:

here's the other
what's in it?
cs: bazzill, prism, doodlebug, core'dinations
pp: Basic Grey
stamp: PWCO-RAM-surprise cheer
ink/marker: memento, copics
other: Martha Stewart border punch, pop dots, kaiser craft pearl

copics used:

thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Being a mom...

Thanks Mel for sharing, it's such a special video that i have to post it to.

Happy Mother's day to all!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

winner of my blog candy!

here's the list of my followers and those who left me a comment answering my question.

1. gayle3131
2. calie
3. Christine marshall
4. crystal
5. anzouya
6. Melissa
7. Alyssa S
8. jodi
9. marie b
10. gocanucksgo
11. sheng
12. choc312002 (F)
13. shengvang (f)
14. lisa Thompson (f)
15. Alyssa s (f)
16. mizzchristine (f)
17. wilfreda (f)
18. Rachael speirs (F)
19. brooke (F)
20. Christina h (F)
21. Katherine (F)
22. anzouya (F)
23. meaghan (F)
24. hearthandmade (F)
25. michelle perkette (F)
26. mandy deitering (F)
27. frarin (F)
28. m comme maman (F)
29. paperworks co (F)
30. Stephanie (F)
31. jenny (F)
32. Kathy (F)
33. leelou (F)
34. joy n jesus (F)
35. jennine (F)
36. cindyS (F)
37. Juliana (F)
38. josee (F)
39. erin (F)
40. Melissa (F)
41. Nathalie-tchoubi (F)
42. eliane (F)
43. gocanucksgo (F)
44. tysmom11(F)
45. cndn stamper(F)
46. craft-kristy (F)
47. gayle3131(F)
48. erin (F) no picture
49. skling (F)
50. info (F)

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CNDN STAMPER  you are a winner!!!!
please email (igagnon76 at hotmail dot com) me to give me your address so that i can send you your goodies.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Boutique Tchoubi is now live!

I'm sending a huge shout out to my friend Nathalie, also known as Tchoubi.

Today is the grand opening of her Etsy shop.   I am so glad to have gotten to know her, our sons are the same age and will start school together in the fall and we have some of the same interests which is great and she has helped me out countless times lately (it helps that we live 2 min by foot from each other).  I am happy to call her my friend.

please go check out her shop she is super talented.  Also she regularly has projects and tutorials on her blog: Tchoubi:: petites histoires creatives

I will have a permanent link to her shop in my sidebar along with my other friend JJ's shop; Threading Lightly.  she makes camera straps using really nice materials such as Basic Grey and Cosmo Cricket and she's also a wiz at crocheting and makes gorgeous crochet flowers.

Have a great day!

updated:  I'll be back later today to announce the winner of my blog candy from the PWCO blog hop!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

special order, Mo's challenge and PWCO card kit

I got another order for some cards, yay!
The first is a card for her brother's birthday, he coaches kid at baseball during the summer so she wanted a baseball theme. The image is from Mo's digital pencil, isn't it great!

cs: prism, doodlebug, Staples (card base)
stamp: Impression Obsession (canvas backround), digi image from Mo's digital pencil
ink/markers: Tim Holtz Distress ink (wild honey), copics (C1, C3, E00, E02, E31, E33, E35, E37, R02, R29, R59, YG11, B00, W1, W3), copic black multiliner
letter: Carolee's Creations
other: pop dots, corner punch

and the second is for Mother's Day.

cs: bazzill, doodlebug, Prism
pp: Jellibean Soup, October Afternoon
image: digi image from TLC creations
font from computer: Freebooter Script
ink/markers: versacolor, copics
other: smooche, Martha Stewart border punch

This one is my last card with the April papercard kit at PWCO and in honor of Peggy's birthday i made her this lovely cupcake using one of our newest stamps from the wonderful Rachelle Ann Miller.
cs: prism, staples (card base)
pp: MME
stamp: PWCO-RAM birthday parade
ink/markers: memento, copics
other: button (BG), silver elastic, liquid pearls (white and pink), cupcake template is an image from digital Prairie Fairy.

thanks for stopping by and happy NSD!