Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas
 to all my online blogger friends......
may you be surrounded by the ones you love....
hugs
Brenda

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tear bear # 3





Just a quick post,
tear bear try # 3
pink this time
crazy busy with work and
holiday preps
to craft much,
hugs
Brenda

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tear bear #2 and My Christmas tree


Hi everyone,
I've kinda been MIA,sorry.between working 5
12 hour night shifts and
holiday preparations it leaves very little Me time...
I just wanted to share my 2nd attempt at making
my own  tear bear patterns and my
christmas tree picture.I put it up a bit early .
I did it while I had a day off to do it:)
Hugs
Brenda

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanks Giving

Just poppin in quick to say happy thanks giving
 to my blog buddies
south of the border...
Have a safe and happy holiday.
hugs
Brenda

Sunday, November 21, 2010

my tear bears( Boo bear)

Hi guys,
Since I have my cricut I dont think much about hand cutting patterns
 but
I've been seeing so many very cute tear bears on layouts .
I thought I'd try to make my own patterns .I did a few here
is the first one.A bit big .I'll have to play with sizes later on.
hugs
Brenda
oh my nick name is BooBoo
so im calling him Boo Bear

Monday, November 15, 2010

Scrap'n Tote Cricut Storage Giveaway!

Hey guys
Jamie over at Bits of paper has a fab give away
a scrap'n' tote ..cool right...
since I have 80+ carts I sure hope I win lol...
but you can have a chance as well
go check it out
also while you are there check out the mad skills this girlie has
wow weee,,,
and to boot she is a very supportive sweetie...

http://jamielanedesigns.blogspot.com/

hugs
Brenda

Thursday, November 4, 2010

my first tutorial..a pretty flower

Hi everyone,
today I am doing my first EVER online tutorial...
so bare with me :)
yesterday I posted a cute pic of 2 types of flowers
that I made.This is the tutorial for the purple one....
all you need is a
daisy punch,
glue or glue dots,
2 colors of cardstock (Thick cardstock is best,,,thin stuff rips)
and some water (in a mister works best)
Here we go.........
Using a daisy punch,
Punch out 5 coloured flowers and 1 green flower for the leaves...



Using your mini mister filled with water/ or spray bottle. Spray a SMALL
amount of water in the center area of the flower.


With your fingers work the water from the center to the edge of each petal....only a small amount is to be used...to much will tear paper...so easy does it....


Place the petal to be worked on onto a foam craft mat, old mouse pad....something soft and has some give...very important step

With the rounded end of a pen or embossing tool rub the petals from petal edge into the center .Do each petal until they curl upward...


With the end of the pen or embossing tool rub the center area of the flower in circular motions until it curves/cups...


Using your fingers form the flower into a small ball with the petals curled in toward the center.Do all 5 coloured flowers like this.


Take the green "leaves” flower and with your fingers bend each petal in half lengthwise

So that the petals form leaf shapes



Once you have all 5 flowers done...loosen each up a bit then assemble .alternate/stagger the petals.


I glue them between layers with Aleene's fast grab tacky glue...it works very fast...so you need to as well



Once all 5 layers are in place ,glue on the very back your  leaf/green flower...



Fluff up as needed...

Ta da you did it...not so hard is it....

(I first saw this tutorial online at www.scrapjackie.com/br ...this is my version of that tutorial using my words and photos)

I hope you have fun making your own....
Please let me know what you think of the tutorial .It is my first one and I need feedback on anything that needed to be done differently..
hugs
Brenda

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

3D paper flowers

Hi everyone,
I just wanted to share today a few 3D paper flowers that I made....
Hope you likey....
hugs
Brenda


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

tutorials used at scrap retreat ( links)

Hey guys,
I had a fab weekend at the scrap retreat.I'd like to thank my blog friends for
their great tutorials.I used a few in my classes on the weekend and I want
to add their links here to give them credit...
these amazing bloggers have many more tips so go check them out
thanks again for sharing everyone
Hugs
Brenda


http://mycreativescrapbook.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=1743&st=0

http://tutorialstoshare.blogspot.com/2010/07/tim-holtz-grundge-paper-flower-using.html


http://angelicascrappenings.blogspot.com/2010/05/layered-flower-tutorial.html

http://angelicascrappenings.blogspot.com/2009/06/pearl-swirls-tutorial.html

http://scrapbookchallenges.ning.com/page/carnation-flowers

http://heartsandhugz.blogspot.com/2010/08/making-your-own-scrolls.html
note...i used glossy accents instead


http://www.craftcritique.com/2009/04/ranger-ink-liquid-pearls.html

http://moncton.flyerland.ca/search_results.php?q=michaels

http://www.sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog/2544/the-magic-of-pearl-ex/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CricutCheatSheet/

http://www.mypinkstamper.com/2008/12/all-my-cricut-series-videos.html

Monday, October 25, 2010

christmas cards from weekend scrap retreat

Hi guys,
I am back from a scrap retreat that I helped put on at my
sister-in-law Barb's.She has opened her own store in
Blackville,N.B.
I taught classes for the first time...
Thanks to my blog friends tutorials ,,,
I'll list the links soon to the classes I did...
I didnt scrap much myself ...with helping
others at the retreat.... but did get 2 cards done
here they are.....


Hugs Brenda



Sunday, October 17, 2010

Night owl layout

I am kinda in a design slump....
Here is a basic layout...about me..
the night owl..permanent night Nurse....

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Disney's Mickey Mouse layout

Hey guys,
just a quick basic Disney layout with Mickey Mouse.
used the cricut Mickey carts for this one...
Hugs Brenda

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Bug magazine YAY

Hey cricut lovers,
check out the new cricut /bug magazine..I cant wait to see what its all about...
http://cricutmagazine.com/

looks very cool
hugs
Brenda

Friday, October 8, 2010

New scrap space

Hey everyone.......
       Well our son is all moved out...it feels really odd..I've tried to
make a positive out of it by moving my scraproom to the basement.
We have a modest 3 bedroom bungalow with  a partially renovated
basement.our son had a fourth room down stairs..
I've taken out the rec room and turned it into the scraproom....
a work still in progress....some pics below ...
I had just a small 9x12 room upstairs so now I can actually have
friends over to crop yay..lots of work yet to be done but here is the starting
pics...
also in the last 2 weeks my father in law has been in the hospital diagnosed
 with bowel cancer..had  bowel removed and a colostomy /poop bag
put on which he is not dealing well with..who would..
The hospital is 2 1/2 hrs away ...so long drives...
(he had it 30 yrs ago had surgery then  and again 18 yrs ago...
so very luck in reality to still be here all this time --now 84)..
It's been a rough few weeks but he has been lucky because they got it all
and he is recovering...prayers do get answered....
so no new crafts.... but new scrap space pics instead...
big hugs to all...
have a great thanks giving weekend to all my canadian friends...
Brenda





Saturday, September 18, 2010

Ill be away from the blog for a bit

Hey guys,
I hope everyone has  been doing well.I havent been on much sorrry.
It has been very busy this summer. Now my son is moving into his
 own apartment.I'll be busy getting him set up etc...It is still near
us so empty nest wont hit me to badly I am hoping.He is our one
 and only.
I'll be checking in on all of you...see you all in a few weeks..
Big hugs
Brenda

Friday, September 10, 2010

Advice needed

Hi guys,
well I need your advice,my sister -in-law is planning a scrap weekend
and wants me to teach some classes.I have never done this before.
The group will be of mixed skill levels.I need ideas on what to teach..
my ideas so far are
---grunge flowers..different types
---different functions on the cricut expression for newbies..
any suggestions...HELP!!!
thanks
Hugs
Brenda

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thanksgiving card

Hey everyone,
Long time no post..sorry...life has been keeping me
 very busy..
It is odd not having to go school supply shopping
for the first time ...our school year starts the first
day after labour day...I know some of your
 kids are already back....
   Our thanksgiving is in Oct verses Nov so I made
a quick card getting into fall mode...its supposed to
be 26-30 here on saturday and sunday..
crazy...
but loving it..
fall is my fav time of year but it can

 wait a bit yet..


Hugs
Brenda

Sunday, August 15, 2010

What have I been up to???

B-day
































 Well ladies I am still around.Sorry I have not posted
 any crafts in the last month
but our summer is so short and as I work night shifts
 I miss alot of the nice days
sleeping through them...I have kept busy with my
birthday,our 20th wedding
 aniversay,our day trips to Fundy national park,
the international kite  festival ,
(France,England,Haiti,New Zealand  etc...)
Acadian festival  in Dieppe and our
 sons 18th birthday...whew
see why no time to craft...
Here are a few
of the pics from the
above events....
I hope you all have been having fun
 in the sun as we have been..
hugs
Brenda


FundyUS

20th anniversay flowers

Why I love WDW

Why I love WDW
Animal Kingdom

4th of July

4th of July
Magic kingdom

Cinderella's Castle

Cinderella's Castle
Magic kingdom

Epcot

Epcot
France (my hubby)

Hollywood studios(MGM)

Hollywood studios(MGM)
Rockin Rollercoaster

Hollywood Studios(MGM)

Hollywood Studios(MGM)
backstage tour

Chef Mickey's

Chef Mickey's
My three favorite boys

Meeting PLUTO

Meeting PLUTO
a kid again :)

A Royal Kiss

A Royal Kiss
Sleeping Beauty's "Gift" to my son Chris

What a bunch of Characters

disney women making silly faces
disney comments and graphics

My fur baby

My fur baby
Neo

(I am published in/may+july 2010) In A scrap ezine

making cards mag-UK

making cards mag-UK
I am published in dec 2009

wowzio

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