Monday, January 25, 2010

Free and Organized!!!

Hello everyone. Today, I'm going to share three projects that I made using Enchanted and A Walk in the Park papers.

My 2010 Word: Free

This 2010, I decided that my operative word is FREE - - I figured I have to shake off those negative vibes and boundaries and just be trusting with His Grace. Here is what I came up with:

There were lots of not only handcutting but also rubbing-on actions here!!! Gotta love those butterflies from the Unwritten rub-on pack!!!

I topped my flower cut-outs with the Bebe Girl jewel brads. I loved that they instantly made my flowers regal looking.

I sooo loved how my layout turned out so I decided to make a card version of it.

Happy Birthday Card

I used the scraps of my layout in doing this one:

UDD Products Used: #ED012. Fantasy, #ED013. Magical, #ED014. Mystical, #ED015. Regal, #UDD210. My Guy clear stamp, #UDD188. Unwritten rub-on,#UDD189. Oh Happy Day, #EMB002. Bebe-Girl jewel brads.

Look closely, I just connected the half circle background. I was looking at the paper and thought, "Hey, they're of the same size, they should fit!". LOL.

So what's the difference between this card and the layout? Instead of using the My Guy clear stamp as a journaling spot, I used it as an additional layer on my card. The sentiment I used is from the Oh Happy Day rub-on pack, while the circle frame rub-on is from the Unwritten rub-on pack.

My Notebook Organizer

This month, we were challenged to create anything that will help us be better organized this 2010. I already knew right away what to create as I wanted to better manage my scrapping time: I created my own notebook organizer.

I used A Walk in the Park line here as I love the outdoor/earthy feel to it. The notebook organizer is simple to do, as I just used an old illustration board for the cover and a pack of 4"x4" colored paper (which costs a little over a USD1) for the fillers inside. The base/back cover of the notebook measures 8"x8", while the front cover uses two cut-outs: one measuring 5"x8" and the other one 3"x8". I basically just covered and embellished the covers using cut-outs from the A Walk in the Park papers, My Guy stamp, and Sweet Slumber Boy rub-ons.

This is how the inside looks like. It contains my monthly calendar (where I have listed all my deadlines for the particular month), sketches, ideas (those tips and techniques that I plan to incorporate in my future projects) , and notes (for the titling and journaling on my layouts). I didn't bother to use 3D elements in my inside covers as I wanted them flat for easier writing on the back pages. Again, I used cutouts from A Walk in the Park papers, My Guy stamp (can you tell that this is my most favorite UDD stamp? LOL) and Basic Brown Alpha rub-ons.

I hope these projects have inspired you to play with your Enchanted and A Walk in the Park papers. Have fun creating with them!


Sunday, January 24, 2010

January 2010

Project with a light vintage style. I used lots of stamps, emboss, distressing, pearls and blings.

True Friends. Enchanted Collection Documenting: #ED011. Charmed, #ED012. Fantasy, #ED013. Magical, #ED014. Mystical, #ED015. Regal. Fabric Brads: #EMB006. New Day and #EMB007. Walk in the Park Fabric Brads. Clear Stamps: #UDD208. Chic Bebe and #UDD210. My Guy

As School time is almost back I decided to make a cute gift for Paula's beloved teacher: Mrs. Kathy. The frame was made with white wall moist mixture, tiny carving tool and Perfect Pearls Natural -Rangers Ink.
UDD Enchanted: #ED011. Charmed, #ED015. Regal and punches; red cardstock; felt cut and pearls by Prima Flowers.

Love the Vroom Vroom collection and these papers were the first UDD ones to arrive at the Brazilian Market. I gave more movement to it, so it would look very much alike my daughter that never stops!
Cardboard Box. Vroom Collection Documenting: #UDD0142. Transportation, #UDD0138. We are Off, #UDD194. Planes, Trains and Automobiles Rub on Transfers. Others: carboard pieces, MM cork alphabet, clear buttons, music rub-ons, dimension clear glue, raw chipboard arrows.

About sharing, this Project was made by Juliana - JuGG a Brazilian designer and personal friend with "A Walk in the Park Collection". To see more of Juliana's beautiful works and style access:

Great Week to All of You!!!
xox Julia Saddi - from Brazil

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New CHA Releases

Hello Everyone

**We interrupt our regular broadcasting for this important announcement**

I always wanted to say

Teri and Nicole are frantically packing to leave for CHA this month. But they didn't want you to have to wait too long to see what "Upsy Daisy" has in store for you.

Without further ado, please feast your eyes on our 3 new releases:

I don't know about you, but the team and I are hard-pressed to pick a favourite among these gorgeous lines...

What's your favourite new "Upsy Daisy" release?
Let us know right here, and some lucky person may just win their favourite :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

2010 - A Big Year!

I knew it would be here sometime - the year I turn 40.... augh!!  At least my husband just turned 50 on New Year's Eve... :-).  I really wanted to do a layout about this "big year" in our ages.  We were married in 1996, when I was 26 and he was 36.  We looked so young then!

It's fun to look back at older photos during a milestone year like the number "2010".... there are so many layouts you could do that look back on 10, 20, or 30 years or more.

Don't forget to also make some great memories in 2010!

UDD Products used:
"Man About Town II" Patterned Papers
#UDD210. "My Guy" Stamp Set
#UDD209. "Girl Friends" Stamp Set (for the circle by the photos)
#EMB004. "Man About Town" Metal Brads

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year

Hi everyone. I feel so lucky that I'm the DT that gets to greet you guys a "happy New Year!" first. Gosh can you believe that we're in a new year, let alone a new decade?!

But with a new year comes that time were we all (admittingly or not) reflect on ourselves. What we've done, what we could've done and what we won't do. You know what I mean.... that big R word that everyone's throwing out there at this time every year. Yes I'm talking about RESOLUTIONS. So what will it be for you? The usual ones...... loose weight? save more? give more?

Well I've thought about mine and besides the "usual ones", I've also added that I will try to get back to writing more in my journal. Here's a page using some great Upsy Daisy products reflecting this goal of mine.

Unwritten. Documenting in 2010
pulled out for publication

I decided to go with the elegant papers of the Enchanted line. I love the monochromatic feel of the papers using all kinds of hues of lavender.

pulled out for publication

I love this rubon from the Unwritten pack. It summed up my goals in one fantastic phrase. I punched out some butterflies to add texture and movement to the page as well as add emphasis to the touchy sentimental journaling.

pulled out for publication

to make the picture of my many journals standout against the rest of the page, I matted it with black cardstock, added some photo corners and adhered it with some pop up dots. I added another butterfly to have a visual triangle on my page. I also used the My guy stamp to create the border on my page.

Another thing that people will be thinking about this month is organization. It seemed like we never ran out of things to put away or dates to forget. I have to be honest with you, that I am not that great with organization yet so I don't have any great tips to share that will change your life, but I do have a project that hopefully will spark something that will keep a part of your life in order, even if it's just for now......

Card Organizer

I used the great papers from the Cupcake line. I also used the frame stamp from the My Guy stamp collection and letter rubons from the Oodles of Doodles pack.

This was a recycled chocolate box that I got for Christmas. I love recycling things around the house. I covered all the sides with paper and added ribbon and a title block to finish the front.

I love making cards but somehow never had anywhere neat and "organized" place to put them. In this box, I was able to store some birthday cards that I whipped up recently. I love that this box will hold all my cards that I recently made and when I'm in need of a card to send to a love one, I know exactly where to go to get one. Gosh I love the idea of finding a "home" for everything.

So that's it. I hope I was able to inspire you with some ideas to jumpstart your creativity this year. Making goals or resolutions is always a great start for your year and making something pretty to remind you of that, might just be the little nudge that you need to keep your goals, whatever that might be!

Signing off for now,

Products used:
Unwritten. Documenting 2010 layout:
#ED011. Charmed
#ED012. Fantasy
#ED014. Mystical
#ED015. Regal
#ED013. Magical

#UDD210. My Guy
#UDD188. Unwritten

Card organizer:
#UDD0137. Scrumptious
#UDD0134. Delicious
#UDD0132. Icing on Top
#UDD0133. Delectable

#UDD210. My Guy
#UDD0082. Oodles of Doodles - Alphas