Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Gorgeous Color!

I love the papers that I used on this layout. They have such amazing colors and are really easy to use. The Sienna Paper from the Urban Lily girl collection made a wonderful background and I loved the saying used on it. I also used the Petite paper from the Mayella Collection for some contrast behind my photo. I added an Urban Lily butterfly rubon for a little embellie cluster, some ribbon and brads, and some flowers, and my layout was complete! With such beautiful papers to work with it's not hard to do!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Layout by Petra

Today I have a layout with some of my scrappy friends I got together with this supper for a scrappy chatty day.
On the photo Me, CamillaE, Zarah/Zarischka och Helena/Willea... These are all very talented Swedish scrappers ♥♥♥

Urban Lily - Mayella Impish ULP325, Mooch Hyperactive ULP535, Urban Cut Accents ULP340, Photo Crads Polka Dot ULP542, EverydayLily Sushi Stripe ULP332, Mooch Gossip ULP533.
other: Twine, CS, Distress stain, alphas.
Merry Christmas to you all ♥

Monday, December 19, 2011

a mini by Eli

Today I have to share a little mini:
For the structure, I bent over the pages of a Secret Keeper Cardstock and I have sewn on 3 sides and the center, so as to create pockets in which thread the tags. First, I ran the center seam, which is hidden under the paper and after the sides, which remain in sight.

I soiled all the edges with green paint and then I decorated.

Materials list:
Urban Lily
Secret Keeper Cardstock
Memory Photocards Posh
Memory Photocards Swirl
Mini Book B/W

Othes supplies
Bella BLVD Stickers
Martha Stewart border punch
Adirondack Acrylic Paint

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Beautiful and Sweet

Have you ever been tight on time but wanted to create a great layout? Urban Lily Papers allow you to create gorgeous layouts in record time. Have a look:

I created this layout using the Happy Everything Collection: Beautiful & Celebrate
and some mists as well as washi tape and voila a super quick and easy page. I think it took me a total of 30 minutes including my journaling.
I have been limited on time these days but still like to get a bit of scrapbooking in, this is the perfect way to achieve that.

Andrea MAcDonald
Blog: Andrea's Metta

Urban Lily Paper- Happy Everything Clooection: Beautiful & Celebrate
Glimmer Mists- Polka Dot Pink
Washi Tape
Prima Flowers
Pop Dots

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Climbing monkeys...

... I have them... every day in the elevator at Kindergarden.

Urban Lily Everyday Lily Linen ULP 333
Wellpapp, blommor, glitter från YouDo
Twine, staples

Bye /Petra

Monday, December 5, 2011

Thinking about Christmas...

I have prepared an easy card. I used one of the Secret Keeper Windows, the star one, and scraps of papers Mayella Colletion: Petite and Sassy. On the Sassy one, I stamped a Christmas greeting, a stripe, to show under the window, and by cutting the circles of the Petite one, I prepared a little tree.
Very quick!

Of course I did a LO too! I can't live without them!
I choosed a winter theme:
I used, as background, the Pure paper. With a scrap of  Gossip, I did a tag, and I have combined them with ATC cards. As embellishment I have choosed the circle Secret Keeper Windows and recycled materials.
Some details:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Can we talk Christmas?

Andrea MacDonald with you here today and I think it's time we talk Christmas. I live far away from my family so our Christmas is pretty quiet but I do go all out and deck the halls.
This year I wanted to make some decorations that showcase how fast my girls are growing up. What better way than to use the Urban Lily Secret Keeper Windows!
Have a look:
There are many different ways to decorate these lovely windows and I wanted to show you one of them.
I first stamped an image on my secret keeper and heat embossed it.

Next I used some Glimmer Mist in a lovely Brick Red.
Once dry, I grabbed some Ranger Stickles and made little dots all the way around. Punched a hole at the top with my Crop A Dile and added a ribbon so they can be hung on the tree.
Next, you can add a picture of your choice.
It was so much fun playing around with paints and glitter to make these great decorations.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed these fun ways of using those awesome Urban Lily Secret Keeper Widows.

Andrea MacDonald

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pretty in Pink!

I love the beautiful shade of pink on the Urban Lily Pink Flamingo paper and thought it would be a wonderful background for a photo I had of my neice. I also cut out some black flowers from the Lala Looliloo paper. To give it some dimension I added a pink paislee overlay and some buttons. And the finishing touch was this great pink chipboard circle from Urban Lily!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gift Card Holders

Happy Sunday! It's Janet here today.
I don't know about you but I always seem to purchase at least one gift card for Christmas so
I decided to make a couple of gift card holders this year.

I whipped these 2 up very quickly but you could of course embellish them more elaborately if you wish to

Here are the insides.

I used Blizzard and Snowflake from the Oh So Merry Collection.
You can make 2 gift cards from just one sheet of paper. How awesome is that!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Quick Cards!!!

Making cards are so addicting! You can't really make just one.......! Today, I will share with you a quick and simple cards I made using some lovely UL papers!!! You can never have too much "thank you" cards , actually I have tons of it, but it's always put in to use :) . 

Until next time!!!  Adora!!


So who is missing summer now that the weather is cold and snow is around the corner (at least here in Sweden)?
I am so I made this page:

Urban Lily - Gossip Mooch, Pure - Mayella
Other : mist, thickers , Cardstock, border punch

Come visit my blog /Petra

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Colorful Fun

This is a photo of my youngest daughter picking some late season dandelions.  This is one of her favorite things to do.  This paper is so pretty that I didn't want to cover it up.   I did add a few little details, but even though this layout is simple in creation, it is bold in visual beauty.  For this layout I used:

Happy Everything Collection: Beautiful & Celebrate
Urban Cut:  Alphabet & Mini Book
 I cute these cute little butterflies from the Celebrate paper and added some liquid pearls for the body.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving to all my USA friends!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

2 LOs by Eli

Hello gurls! Today it's my turn to use the wonderful products Urban Lily! I did 2 pages: you know, LOs are my favorite...

Page 1: about school

Some details:
- the flowered corner:

- title and journaling:

- the border and the stamp:

Urban Lily supplies:
Sushi stripe
Memory photocards
Secret keeper windows
Sushi dots
Other supllies
Acrilic paint white
Round punch
Stamp Making Memories
Alphabets: Pink Paislee, Kaiser Kraft, Adornit
Stickers and Rub-ons: October Afternoon
Glimmer mist
Brown marker
Flowers mask Prima

Page 2: a little idea to use the remaining of a alphabeth

Some details:
- the title:

- the butterflies:

Urban Lily supplies:
Other supllies
Round punch
Alphabet: American Craft
Glimmer mist
Black marker

See you soon.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Is it Christmas time?

Hi everyone. I know many of you think I'm crazy talking about Christmas, especially since the USA hasn't even had Thanksgiving yet. Well, today I was taking my daughter to an appointment when we encountered SNOW!!!! I know most of you would say well I had snow last month already but where I live we just don't get snow very often. So seeing that white stuff made me get into Christmas mode.
I don't normally make all of my Christmas cards just because I have way too many to make. However there are a select group that do get a special home made one.

This year I decided to go easy and clean. I used the gorgeous Mayella Petite from Urban Lily and a border punch for the tree
and for the wreath I used a Martha Stewart punch and Tim Holtz stamp.
I really love using non-themed papers for special themes such as Christmas. What will you be creating for Christmas?

Andrea MacDonald