Friday, December 24, 2010
to all my online blogger friends......
may you be surrounded by the ones you love....
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
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:)
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Just poppin in quick to say happy thanks giving
to my blog buddies
south of the border...
Have a safe and happy holiday.
Posted by Brenda Benoit at 8:58 AM
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Since I have my cricut I dont think much about hand cutting patterns
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.
oh my nick name is BooBoo
so im calling him Boo Bear
Monday, November 15, 2010
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
and to boot she is a very supportive sweetie...
Thursday, November 4, 2010
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
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.
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..
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I just wanted to share today a few 3D paper flowers that I made....
Hope you likey....
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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
note...i used glossy accents instead
Monday, October 25, 2010
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
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.....
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I am kinda in a design slump....
Here is a basic layout...about me..
the night owl..permanent night Nurse....
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Hey cricut lovers,
check out the new cricut /bug magazine..I cant wait to see what its all about...
looks very cool
Friday, October 8, 2010
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
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...
Saturday, September 18, 2010
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
I'll be checking in on all of you...see you all in a few weeks..
Posted by Brenda Benoit at 10:44 PM
Friday, September 10, 2010
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..
Posted by Brenda Benoit at 5:32 PM
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Long time no post..sorry...life has been keeping me
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..
but loving it..
fall is my fav time of year but it can
Posted by Brenda Benoit at 8:57 PM