Friday, December 31, 2010

January Kit Preview Day

Pixie Dust Paperie

January Kit Preview

My Funky Valentine

It's almost January, and that means new Pixie Dust Paperie kit
January Kit is a special one, especially to our dear Pixie Lauren, if you are here often, you should already know by now how brilliant she is as a crafter, and how she could make you laugh in every single blog post she had. 

Pixie Dust Paperie January Kit "MY FUNKY VALENTINE" was put together by Pixie Lauren, you will love and be amazed by her selection just like I do, I promised......

Here are just some teaser......

Be back tomorrow for our Designer Day

Day 1 - Lauren Bergold
Day 2 - Jessy Christopher
Day 3 - Zielonooka
Day 4 - Lori Hairston

I would like to thank Lauren, for her effort, her time, and her love she puts into 
Thanks Lauren, you are a sweet Pixie, and a great team mate!

Pixie December Challenge
You still have time to enter Pixie December Sketch Challenge and stand a chance to win Pixie October Kit "Fall in Love"
click HERE for details and to link your entry


Thursday, December 30, 2010

multi-layered floral card by lauren bergold

being more of a card-maker than a scrapbooker, i am sometimes a bit stumped by an utterly gorgeous piece of 12x12 paper, such as this one from prima, which is featured in the december pixie dust paperie kit:

look at how beautifully balanced that is: the gorgeous painted florals and soft white swirls encompass the entire edge...there's no one portion that doesn't work perfectly as part of the entire sheet! it'd nearly be a sin to cut into that thing, wouldn't it? on the other hand, it's extremely difficult to mail 12x12 greeting cards! :)

...what to do...what to do...

the only solution seems to be to fussy-cut *ALL* the flowery bits, and re-assemble them into one much smaller, much more concentrated card; but no one's THAT CRAZY!

except *ME* obviously!!!!! :) :) :)

the shot above is from sort of a funny angle, but i wanted to show how i've very lightly inked the edges, and popped each individual floral section onto at least one layer-- (sometimes 2 or 3!) --of foam tape before overlapping it with anything else, so that there is plenty of dimension between the in a real garden! i've slipped in a few doilies cut from the packaging of the paper & crocheted flowers in the kit, as well, because that's the thing about prima products: even the PACKAGING is too pretty to throw away!

ok, yeah, i admit it: this is waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much scissor-action for an ORDINARY card, but one of my dearest friends, who was a bridesmaid in my wedding 25 years ago (!!!), is turning 50 this year...and that's the sort of thing for which one really ought to pull out all the stops, don't you think?! ♥♥♥

Kirsty's Note -

Pixie December Challenge

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"Happy Destination" Layout by Jessy Christopher

I love to travel since young and I had the opportunity to travel with my parents on the ship for a year when I was about a year old. My dad was a ship Captain back then. I wish I ccould remember where I have been and experienced but I was too young back then. There are photos of me staying in the ship and I was glad that my parents managed to capture those precious memories.

I am glad that my other half enjoys traveling too. The best part... we even have travel buddies. They introduced us to many beautiful beaches and we fell in love with all the islands we visited since last year. This year, we visited Redang Island last June and we loved that island alot - beautiful sea and powdery white sand.

In this layout, all I did was to enhance the MME Lost & Found paper that acted as my background by adding some interesting details.

1. I used the Prima Journaling card (Nov Kit - Snow Shoe) as the photo mat.
2. Cut the doily from the Prima flower packaging.
3. Added the "Destination" card by Tattered Angels.
4. Finally, just embellish the layout with Prima flowers that is in the Dec kit.

See the glittery triangle border? I peeled them out from the bottom of the MME glittered alpha to make them as borders here in this layout. Cool huh?

What do you do with the strip of manufacturer's info at the bottom of each patterned paper? I used them as my journaling strip. Another way to recycle!!

A very simple layout and I hope you will grab a kit for yourself today!!

Xoxo Jessy

Kirsty's Note -
I love how you used every bits of the Pixie Kit to make this lovely layout, Jessy!

Pixie Dust Paperie December Challenge
The Sketch
The Prize - Pixie Dust Paperie October Kit 

Link your entry HERE!
(Challenge ends Jan 5, 2011)


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

savor the journey card by lauren bergold

i think i'm probably the first person to combine december's pixie dust paperie kit with harley davidson motorcyles, but maybe i won't be the last, because i think this card came out rather well:
i ♥love♥ the pack of travel-themed tattered angels bingo boards that came in this month's kit; so much so, that when my sister-in-law sent along this photo of her hubby with his early birthday present, i knew i had the start of something good!
i printed the picture, carefully trimmed my b-i-l from the background, and raised the image on foam tape. i added some purple highlights to a bingo board and one of the calling cards with glimmer mist from the kit. i layered a few mats, and made my own photo corners & diecut flourishes with papers from the kit. ok, yes, i did cheat VERY SLIGHTLY by bringing in a little bit of thin crafter's sheet metal (you can also flatten out regular SODA CANS!) which i embellished with cuttlebug's "diamond pane" embossing folder...but the effect is soooooo darned cool, i'm hoping pixie-in-chief kirsty vittetoe will forgive me! :)

and there you have it: proof of the super-versatility of pixie dust kits...AND...a completely customized birthday card for my one-of-a-kind brother-in-law!

Kirsty's Note -
Brilliant creation! I love this masculine card, once again, you have showcased how versatile the Pixie Kit can be, great job Pixie Lauren!

Pixie December Challenge
The Sketch
The Prize
Pixie Dust Paperie October Kit "Fall in Love'

Click HERE for details and to link your entry
You have till Jan 5, 2011 to play along with the December Challenge


Monday, December 27, 2010


Hello all
It's me miss Z:)

When I first saw this paper I knew immediately that I would use it to do an elegant and feminine notebook. And here it is. I did not add so many decorations because the paper itself is very decorative.

Greetings from Poland:)




Sunday, December 26, 2010

Je t'aime by Lori Hairston

I love tags!  They just make a package that much more special.  It's amazing how a great tag can take a brown paper bag to the next level.  I realized as I was taking this photo that the packaging I used to create this tag is actually from the November kit.  I must have mixed it in with all the November stuff!  But everything else is the December kit.  I love these crochet flowers.  They are so dressy! 
 I can't say enough about the MME papers.  They are just fabulous! 
 One of the fun things about this tag besides the background being "trash", is that the top is "trash" too!  I used the piece that is perforated that comes off the bottom of the paper and then stapled my sentiment to it.  Je t'aime!


Saturday, December 25, 2010

"Alia & Jessy" Layout by Jessy Christopher

I'm thankful that my boss, Alia & I have such wonderful relationship. I consider her more of my good friend rather than boss. That way I can speak out or approach her better. She has been the sweetest person I have ever known and that is rare to find a good boss :)

Guess what, our Chief Pixie is another great lady boss! She has pampered her team with awesome choices in her kit and we're grateful for her too! Thanks Kirsty. Hugs!

I made these pretty roses out of yellow cardstock and misted them with the glimmer mist!

I love the Prima alpha (Nov kit) because of its funky lettering!

Don't you love those pink pom-poms? They are so pretty that I couldn't resist to use them in this layout. What better way to express your thoughts in journaling form, something you can look back again and treasure those sweet moments!

Xoxo Jessy


Friday, December 24, 2010

Smile - LO


Today I want to show you the LO with full of joy photo taken on the day of my 30th birthday, on the picture is my and my daughter. In the year of my 30th birthday she celebrated her 3rd birthday, that's why the numbers 30 and 3.

Today is Christmas Eve everyone in Poland is waiting impatiently for this special day. In Poland we begin the celebration today. People prepare dishes and bake cakes, which are special for this occasion. Total number of the dishes should by 12 like the number of apostles.
In the morning people decorate Christmas tree. In the afternoon we prepare the evening table with one additional cover for "unexpected guest". We dress up festively and wait for the first star on the sky, which is the symbol of the Jesus birth in Bethlehem. First star is also the signal to start the evening meal. We are sharing the holy wafer. During the supper we try every dish according to this custom it should ensure the happiness throughout the whole next year. We talk and sing Christmas carols, after dinner we open gifts.
At night people go to the church for the midnight mass.

Now I want to send you those smiling faces in my project with the wishes of joy, love, warmth and magical holidays spent with family atmosphere.
Merry Christmas Everyone!



Kirsty's Note -
Thank You Miss Z, such wonderful layout with pretty faces.....
To you and your family ...
Have a Magical Christmas!!!
Thanks for sharing your christmas tradition over at Poland!

Pixie December Sketch Challenge
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Prize for the challenge is Pixie Dust Paperie October Kit
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Merry Christmas to all!!!!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Guy Card by Lori Hairston

Okay, guy cards can be kind of hard.  But, I seem to make a lot of them.  I do all the birthday cards at work and there are a lot of guys.  And I have several women who routinely special order cards for their husbands and sons.  I needed to make a birthday card and was looking through the fabulous December kit, when inspiration struck! 
 I aged one of the Tattered Angels cards and built the rest of the card around it. 
 The paper on the left side is actually a Christmas paper, but worked great here!  Hey, I just realized the paper on the right is the backside of a Christmas paper.  Very versatile! 
 There's a card of buttons that comes in this kit and the large brown one was perfect for this card.  This card is for a friend's son...think he'll like it? 

Kirsty's Note -
Fabulous masculine card Lori! I too love how versatile these papers are, it can be use on a christmas project and when the season is over, you can use it on anything else, how cool is that!
All papers and yummy embellishments are from Pixie Dust Paperie December Kit, grab yours now at The Pixie Shop!

Pixie December Sketch Challenge
Here's the sketch

You can see the DT sample, details and link your entry HERE!
The prize is Pixie Dust Paperie October Kit "Fall in Love"

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Princess for a day ~ Princess card and Princess layout

It is Princess for a Day here at The Pixie Blog
We have not just one, but two princess projects to show you

First to go
Glittery Princess Card by Lauren Bergold

how gorgeous is the lost & found "princess" paper in the december pixie dust paperie kit? it's's got swirls...and a pretty banner... you could easily make a fabulous layout adding nothing but a few photos, but that didn't stop me from piling on some extra touches of my own for a super-special, super-embellished card:

i love the "fleurs de prima" in the kit; the packet has plain and patterned paper blooms as well as crocheted ones! each is wonderful all by itself, but i couldn't resist stacking them and adding a fancy my mind's eye button. i punched some butterflies, and finally added a couple of hand-stitched flourishes to the glittery ones on the paper. i had a maya road mini chipboard crown leftover from october's kit, "fall in love" so i painted, inked and glittered it for a finishing touch.

and here we have a card for a ♥PRINCESSS♥ of course!!! :)

Thank you Lauren, such a beautiful creation!
Next is my (kirsty) 
Piano Princess layout

Grab your December Kit now at The Pixie Shop!

Pixie December Challenge
December is Sketch challenge
Prize - Pixie Dust Paperie October Kit "Fall in Love"
Click HERE for details or to link your entry