Thursday, 24 January 2013

Curtis Part Quatre and final

This is a friends page for them.  The picture on the left is the left over piece from the last page.  The color worked perfectly so I added it to this page.  I did a bunch of heat embossing with words and flourishes, added bling and finally used my pendant spellbinders die! 

 I loved this project because I was able to do anything creatively that I wanted!

Well... hope you enjoyed those 4 pages.  Curtis mentioned he is hooked and looking forward to more pages in the future, so I am you'll see more of this happy couple.

Nicole G

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Curtis Part Trois!

Here is the third page for Curtis's girlfriends xmas present. 

I used embellishments, that unfortunately to me cannot seem to find again, Tim Holtz Flourishes, game pieces, and spellbinders for this page.  The game pieces are the where Curtis' and Angie names are.  I layered them with purple paper, embossed with flourishes, gold leafed the edges and their names and added a fun corner accent.  I used Labels 7 to create a distressed book at the bottom.  Inside is the very special story from this trip.  This way they could still put the page in view of people without everyone seeing what was inside.  The key on the book is a symbol from their trip as they were in BC for a wedding and keys with people's names were on them to seat people. He didn't have the original so I got my own key.  The flourish was painted and then added some microbeads for some texture.  And the coolest part of this page is the background picture.  That is actually a picture he took while they were on their trip.  I enlarged it and voila! It's the perfect background. 

Thanks for stopping in and checking out this page.

Nicole G

Monday, 14 January 2013

Birthday Wishes

I did this very bright card today.  I used my birthday embossing folder (which rarely gets any use) and used my cricut to cut out balloons.   I made this card using an old sketch from A Die for a Sketch.

I used Saturated Canary's Ava for the image.  On the balloons I used smooch top coat and then clear appliqué for some extra shine and dimension. 

Isn't she just so sweet? 

Thanks for stopping in today.

Nicole G

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Curtis Part Deux

As mentioned before I am showing you Curtis's scrap pages for his girlfriend for xmas.  This is page 2!

This is when they are at his cabin with friends and family this past Thanksgiving.

I stitched the pictures on for a woodsy feel.  All the leaves except for the green ones are real.  I added some clear applique to given them some durability.   I used a grass punch at the bottom of the page.  The  "tree" is actually a rose branch that I had dried long time ago.  I stuck it to the page with a glue gun and some wire for stability.  The "leaves" on the tree were made with my new favorite die called Lorelai by Memory Box.  I painted them with green crackle paint from Tim Holtz.  The paper came from Michael's in a woodsy pack.  I like how if you look at the page further away it looks like the maple leaf is floating in the water! 

Hope you liked today page,

Nicole G

Monday, 7 January 2013


In this card I used the following Make it Colorful's images: Lonely Island, Alvilda the pirate and the beach and merged them using Inkscape .  I then found the perfect shell embellishment and painted it blue with a coating of pearlized paint.  The coloring was done with my favorite markers, copics.  The fun ribbon/cord in the background was picked up Micheals and I had always "planned" on using it, but never got around to it.

I hope you liked todays' fun card.

Nicole G

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Curtis Part Un

Throughout this month I am going to showcase the 4 scrap pages I was asked to make for a friend.  He wanted something special for his girlfriend for their first Christmas.  Isn't that just so sweet?  The worlds around the page is the list of songs that played at their first concert.  The picture is from Brewsters, their first date. The distressed blue sheet is from their first game of golf.    I added some embossing to sort of match his shirt on the page and I like how it worked out.  Dried wheat (yes I have dried wheat in my stash) was added as it's part of Brewsters image and both Curtis and Angie are from Saskatchewan.

I took this picture a little early as I didn't notice when I took it that I did not glue down the music notes below the jounal entry... so just picture it being straight for me... okay? LOL.

Hope you like todays creation,

Nicole G