Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Spring! / Coolibah Digital Scrapbooking

Happy Spring everyone!  Late last year, my hubby and I decided to give "part-time" gardening a try with the idea of keeping it simple, keeping it manageable, keeping it FUN while giving us something for both of us to work on.  So we got these "fool-proof" bulbs at Costco and followed the directions, set up our sprinklers and added miracle gro to it from time to time :).  To our outmost surprise, early this month we got flowers!  Bright yellow daffodils just sprung up! :)  We are still waiting for our tullips but they look like they are coming along... we think.

I took a few pics with my iPhone the last few months and we were so amazed at our happy flowers, that I wanted to scrapbook them.  I decided to give digital scrapbooking a go, I don't do that as often as I would like.  There is this cool app for the iPhone called Coolibah that allows me to take my iPhone pictures and scrap them right on the device.  The app is about $5 and they have about 10 free kits and you can purchase additional kits for .99 cents.  You can try out the app for free though and see if it is for you; I was hooked after seeing some of the creations when I purchased it back in Sept.(see their Coolibah flickr album here).  I really love it, a great way to pass the time.  You can then save the layout to a picture (jpg) with the option of saving it as a high resolution (printing quality) or just iPhone quality.  Just a nice way to do some simple scrabooking on the go and enjoy the results!  So far, I have printed a nice 4x6 and framed it.

Here is a layout with my hubby holding on to the miracle soil that was going to give us flowers! :)

Here is the layout of our happy yellow daffodils, nicely sprung!

The iPhone app takes a bit of getting use to, but once you get the hang of it, well it is addictive!  Great time making these layout, and I hope to do some more to capture FUN moments.

Sunny hellos, thanks for stopping by!

Coolibah iPhone App
Coolibah Happy Garden (free) Kit

Thursday, March 11, 2010

March Month Scrapbook Calendar Page

Below is this month calendar page using BasicGrey 2010 Calenar Kit. Really like the color and pattern paper used in this layout; nice combination of retro and vintage.  I used my Cricut Home Accents to add a whimsical butterfly with a trail of flourish to the corner of the photo - it gives the layout dimension and a fun touch!

The photo is of last year's bday party where my hubby lovingly placed that party hat on my head and I wore it practically all evening despite myself! :)   Ah, memories! :)

Really do love and appreciate the rubon quote:
"Getting there isn't half the fun...
it's all the fun"
                             - Robert Townsend
Thanks for stopping by and have a good one today!

BasicGrey 2010 Calendar Kit
butterfly- cut at 5''using Cricut Home Accent cartridge
J's pink button

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Elegant Bday Card

Last month my hubby's grandma celebrated 90 blessed years; strong and healthy we celebrated her - 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren later, we are lucky to know her.  I wanted to create an elegant card to go with the fabulous party the family had planned for her.  I worked on this card and I was really happy with the result; but between Valentines day hussle, getting her gift mailed on time and getting my husband to sign the inside, I simply forgot to take a picture.  Instead I shipped it and realize too late that I didn't have a picture to blog about :(.  So I ask my mother in law to please take a picture.  Instead, my mother in law sent us a picture that grandma took herself.  Not the best looking picture :) but it's special, she also send us a really touching thank you note written in calligraphy --- how cool is that???

Here is the card:

I used DCWV Once Upon A Time pattern paper that had silver swirls for the card base.  I then used DCWV yellowish gold, pewter and rose shimmer paper along with Paper Company silver shimmer paper to coordinate and contrast .  For the leafy rectagular frame, I used my Cricut Storybook cartridge and dress it up with gems and Martha Stewart butterfly punch. I also used Martha Stewart big border punch to add a touch of whimsy.  To achieve a more elegant look, I had a bit too much fun with white and yellow Darice gems.

This card turned out exactly how I wanted; and I'm so tickled she liked it! Thanks for stopping by!

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