Monday, November 29, 2010


I'm so excited as I type this blog post, as it is my VERY first post as a Upsy Daisy DT member. Ohh how very honored I am. Yipppeee, okay on with the scrappy creation! :)
 For this LO, I used the Vogue line, which I fell in love with on first sight. It's so versitile, and the colours are so rich and useable! I snapped this pic of my DD while we were away this summer and just knew I had to scrap it, I was just waiting for the right paper combo to go along with it, and it came to me when I saw these papers. I love how the blues and greens mix with the ocean colours of the photo.
UD products used :#VO012. Chic,  #VO011. Catwalk, #VO012. Chic , #VO014. Fashionista,#VO015. Runway, #VO016. Strike a Pose, #BRD313. Vogue square brads, #UDD124. Classy Brown - Alpha (8x8)

So, there you have it, my very first post...Have a wonderful last few days of Novemeber!

                                                                      ~ Melissa xoxo

Monday, November 22, 2010

Be There or Be Square!

Hi! My name is Jacquelin Green and I am one of the newest Daisies! I am so excited to join the team and happy to share a layout with you in my first blog post!

Living on the West Coast of Canada, we don't get a lot of snow, so when it does come we need to appreciate it and make the best of it! I captured my daughter making a snowfriend out of the tiniest amount of snow that fell this past weekend and the photos were a perfect match for the Upsy Daisy's Avalanche line!

UDD Product used: AVA012 Extreme; AVA013 Grind; AVA014 Powder; BRD315 Brads

Avalanche is a very versatile line - great for pages about boys, men, sports - but I love it for the SNOW! The rich colours are great for cards and holiday layouts, too!

I loved working with the square brads in this collection. There are so many uses for brads, especially these square ones! Their slightly larger size makes a great border or design - I used mine layered with a felt border and a lattice punched piece to draw attention to the photo and add interest:Brads can also be used for titles ( just add rub on letters!), to hang another embellishment on using a piece of any fibre, to form a photo mat or frame, to outline journaling or as a bullet for your journaling, to create a checkerboard pattern or a harlequin pattern ( think clown collar!) - the list is really endless!

I hope you all will find some inspiration today from my little project - and that you are ready to add your own unique style and ideas to the Avalanche collection!

Happy Day everyone!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Step by step project with Marielle

Hello to all of you, my name is Marielle and this is my first blog post for Upsy Daisy Design and I'm so happy to be here !!! (So sorry for being a day late bad :(  , I was home yesterday with my feverish little boy ! )
First , I'm going to share with you my take on the November sketch.

Supplies are from the See Ya Later Alligator collection and the brads from the Avalanche collection.
And now instructions on how to make a fun little gift box using the Home Sweet Home collection. I love the colors in this collection.

Start with a small craft supply box (I got mine at a dollar store).

Measure the top of your box and cut two pieces of pattern papers and round off corners as shown. I did some machine stitching on the outside edges ( because I love to sew on everything LOL!!) 
Cut two strips of coordinating papers and glue to bottom .
Hand cut a few of the flowers,branches,leaves and houses to use as embellishments.
Make gift tag using your favorite mini alphas. I used pop dots to adhere many of the embellishments.

and finally fill your box with some goodies. I chose this lovely smelling potpourri but you could fill it with candy,chocolate,bath beads or even scrapbooking supplies . This little box will be a gift for my mom for her great hospitality over the Christmas holiday !!
Thanks so much for visiting the blog today !

Monday, November 8, 2010


Hello everyone!!!! This is JANIS blogging once again for Upsy Daisy!!!! Today I'm going to showcase two projects which use Upsy Daisy Brads!!!


I got to play with Avalanche papers for the November Monthly Sketch which you can see here. While I "borrowed" #MT2-015. Tyler from the Man About Town II Collection (for the circle cut-outs), this is really an Avalanche number!

UDD Products Used:
Avalanche: #AVA011. Adrenaline, #AVA012. Extreme, #AVA013. Grind, #AVA014. Powder, #AVA015. Summit, #AVA016. Wipeout, Man About Town II: #MT2-015. Tyler, Brads: #BRD313. Vogue, #EMB007. Walk in the Park, Ribbons: #RIB403. Vogue Ribbon, Rub-Ons: #UDD194. Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Clear Stamps: #UDD208. Chic Bebe, #UDD210. My Guy, #UDD209. Girl friends.

Some close-ups for you: For my title, I used the "Boys will be boys" caption found in the #UDD194. Planes, Trains and Automobiles Rub-ons.

For this one, I rubbed my letters on my #AVA016. Wipeout paper first before I cut them out and adhered them on my square #BRD313. Vogue brads. I topped them with Ranger Industries' Glossy Accents for a glossy finish.


For my second project, I altered the Upsy Daisy brad holders as candy holders. My kids love these candy-coated chocolates, more so with this type of packaging!!! I used here papers from the See You Later Alligator Collection ( with the orange #UDD173. Sophie Love paper "borrowed" from the Circle of Friends Line).

UDD Products Used:
Papers: See You Later Alligator:
#SYLA012. Alphabet Soup, #SYLA013. Everglades, #SYLA004. Expedition, #SYLA015. Gators, #SYLA016. Marsh, Circle of Friends: #UDD173. Sophie Love, Brads: #EMB007. Walk in the Park, Ribbons: #RIB403. Vogue Ribbon, Clear Stamps: #UDD208. Chic Bebe, Other: UDD Brad Holders.

Some close-ups for you:

Hope I inspired you to take out your UDD papers and play with them!!! Have fun creating!!!


Monday, November 1, 2010

Monthly Sketch - November 2010

Good morning and welcome to another sketch here at the Daisy Diaries - this will be our penultimate sketch, as we look to mix things up a bit here, come 2011.

But until then, let's have a look at our November Sketch - as usual, take this blueprint as inspiration for your project and if you like to play along with us. Link us to your project in the comments section of this post so we can stop by and leave you some praise.

** click on any of the images to enlarge their view **

Our Designers were free to choose any of the paperline to create their projects this month and I decided to play some more with one of our latest releases AVALANCHE

UDD products used:
Papers#AVA012. Extreme, #AVA013. Grind, #AVA016. Wipeout, #AVA015. Summit

TRACEY made use of the fantastic VOGUE papers to create this fun layout of her daughter's 1st soccer season
UDD products used:
Papers#VO013. Diva, #VO014. Fashionista, #VO015. Runway, #VO016. Strike a Pose, #VO012. Chic

JULIA used HOME SWEET HOME and created this fabulous card from the sketch

UDD products used:
Papers#HSH012. Beach, #HSH014. Maddison St, #HSH015. Midland Ave, #HSH016. Rockland Rd, #HSH011. Alma

New Daisy girl KATARINA made use of BLOSSOM to showcase her beautiful daughter in this soft layout making perfect use of white space
UDD Products used:
Papers#BLO016. Spring is in the Air, #BLO012. Freshly Picked

Another Daisy debut from ROBYN showcases the HOME SWEET HOME line and we love how she used the handcut flowers from the #HSH011 Alma paper as subtle embellishments.
UDD Products used:
Papers: #HSH011. Alma, #HSH012. Beach, #HSH013. Cedar Cres, #HSH015. Midland Ave, #HSH014. Maddison St

We adore how SANDI  combined the  HOME SWEET HOME and A WALK IN THE PARK lines and layered them perfectly for this beautiful layout

UDD Products used:
Papers: #WP011. Beautiful, #WP015. Majestic, #WP016. Splendid, #HSH012. Beach, Rub Ons#UDD188. Unwritten, #UDD124. Classy Brown – Alpha, #UDD0079 Sweet Slumber Alphas, Brads#BRD311. Blossom Brads, Ribbons#RIB401. Blossom Ribbon

And another wonderful take on our sketch by new Daisy REBECCA, who used the HOME SWEET HOME line and added some wonderful little touches with embroidery floss
UDD Products used:

Papers: #HSH011. Alma, #HSH015. Midland Ave, #HSH013. Cedar Cres, #HSH014. Maddison St,  Brads#BRD316. Home Sweet Home Brads

GRACE made use of one of the Holiday lines, namely HOT CHOCOLATE for this yummy layout

UDD Products used:
Papers: #UDD0153. Frosted#UDD0155. Wintergreen,#UDD0150. Cinnamon Stick#UDD0152. Dash Away Brads#EMB007. Walk in the Park, Ribbon#RIB403. Vogue Ribbon

I hope that we have been able to inspire you to grab your Upsy Daisy Designs stash and start crafting. Don't forget to share with us what you create, we love to see your take on our sketch!