Wednesday, 29 October 2014

walk with familly - back porch memories october challenge (layout 343)

My last layout to share with you tonight is one I created for Back Porch memories.

And my take:
I am completely love with this layout, it turned out so much nicer than i thought it would!!!!

Supplies used:
paper: authentique (artistic, medley, energy)
flourish: making memories (blue)
ribbon: ospray, maya road
chipboard circle: harmonie, painted with adirondack (juniper)
jewels: unknown
alphas: thickers (bam: cascade)

thank you so much for stopping by and for your comments it really means a lot that you stop and share the love. hope you can play along this month with back porch memories:

dinner - scrap our stash challenge (layout 342)

I cam across Scrap our stash challenge blog this month and was inspired by this month's challenge. It is a sketch and colour challenge. Now as you  may (or may not) know, I am not a fan of colour challenges. . .however, they made it so easy because they gave us a whole bunch of colour options to use!!!! so much fun :)

I was inspired by the colours, not as a fall layout but rather a summer layout. Here is my take:

Supplies used:
paper: DCWV (melon twist stack)
flowers: recollections
ink: tim holtz distress stain (seedless preserves, broken china), lindy's stamp gang starburst (tibetan poppy teal)
alphas: doodlebug design (loopy lou: blue jean)

thank you so much for stopping by and for your wonderful comments, hope you can all play along this month with Scrap Our Stash:

red riding hood house - LCOM #93 (layout 341)

the next layout i did was for Let's Capture Our Memories (LCOM) #93, a sketch by Ana Castro:

I loved this  sketch and how whimsical and magical it felt so i thought it would be perfect to scrap another Enchanted Forest layout:
Supplies used:
papers: bo bunny (enchanted garden: romance, faeries, spellbound)
ink: lindy's stamp gang starburst (cranberry mist burgandy)
flowers: recollection, dollar store
washi tape: dollar store
alphas: doodlebug design (hopscotch bubble gum)
other: bo bunny (enchanted garden: note worthy), jewels (dollar store), brads (unknown have had in my stash for a while)

Thank you for stopping by and for your wonderful comments, hope you can play along this month at LCOM:

Caught - LCOM #92 (layout 340)

The first sketch this month for Let's Capture Our Memories (LCOM) is from pagemaps:

Here is my take, I scrapped a photo taken of me this past summer when we went to the enchanted forest:

Supplies used:
paper: stampin up (cardstock), bo bunny (enchanted garden: fairies, magic, fantasy)
stitched circles are hand stitched using we r memory keepers sew easy circle tool
chipboard circles (harmonie) are painted with tim holtz victorian velvet
other: tim holtz distress stain (peacock feather), bo bunny (enchanted garden: noteworthy), forever in time (sequins)

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your wonderful comments, hope you can play along this month at LCOM:

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

A little dirt never hurt - ScrapMuch? Oct 3 (layout 338-339)

When i first saw this sketch I knew that i wanted to scrap these photos of my son playing in the dirt!!! Here is ScrapMuch? October 3rd sketch:

And my take:

Supplies used:
Papers: bo bunny (on the go: argyle, go truck, scooter)
ink/paint: distress ink (weathered wood, wild honey, frayed burlap), distress paint (antique linen, vintage photo), distress crackle paint (brushed corduroy), tattered angels (pinecone)
Other: jenni bowlin (mini bingo cards black), my mind's eye (tiny word sticker, curious - title), jillibean soup (yellow happy & spicy social soup die-cuts), dusty attic (gears), studio calico (enamel dots), bo bunny (detour noteworthy), harmonie (recycled chipboard precut shape), a2z (chipboard: a little dirt never hurt)

thank you so much for stopping by, this was such a fun layout to create and I am so super happy with the way it turned out!!! hope you can play along this month with scrapmuch?

Happy Camper - Stuck?! October 15 (layout 337)

Here is the 2nd sketch this month from Stuck?! sketches:

I decided to do another layout for my grandpa's album but did a camping layout since the different shades of hexagons in the sketch reminded me of the different weather you get while camping!!! Here is my take:
papers: DCWV (lemonello stack)
hexagons are cut with my cuttlebug and the sizzix 1.25mm die
stickers: jolee's boutique (camp)
washi tape: dollar store
title: dollar store

Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you can play along this month with Stuck?! Sketches:

Relax: my fishing rod - LCOM #94 (layout 336)

this sketch by vicki von richter was so fun to play with!!!!

to make the sketch work with my photo, i flipped it. i misted the background with lindy's stampgang starburst freaky franken lime then cut and layered DCWV limonello stack. I cut heidi swapp (color resist banner) and then stained them with tim holtz distress stain (broken china and mowed lawn). I then added the alphas (thickers: sylist, charcoal gray). i then added stickers and layout complete. here is my take:

Thank you for stopping by, hope you can play along this month with Let's Capture our Memories:

Fishing Buddies - ScrapMuch? October 17 sketch (layout 335)

I cannot believe that i finally found my mojo this afternoon, between the crazy month it's been so far (and it's not even over yet). I get that it is only October but since I make 90% of our Christmas gifts I have to start early and always start with the albums that way if i am short on photos then i can work on getting more of them while I work on other gifts :)

When i saw this sketch I immediately thought of the photo of my grandpa and dad showing off their fish and had an idea of where I wanted to go with it but once i started working on it, the layout took a completely different way. Here is Scrapmuch? sketch:


And here is my take:

I am using the same stack for the entire album, DCWV (limoncello stack). The embellies on this layout i have had for awhile. The bear and bugs my mom gave me a couple of years ago as she found them at a yard sale. The tree came from my cousin who's friend gave them to her (cause she knew her cousin scrapbooked) and the title I bought a couple of years ago. So the only thing that is new here is the paper stack (even the picture is 20 years old!!!).

Thank you for stopping by, hope you can play along with scrapmuch? this month:

ski x-country - scrapmuch? october 10 sketch (layout 334)

hello everyone, i do not know where this month has gone. I got to scrapping today and got a couple more layouts done for my grandpa's album. i used october 10th sketch from scrapmuch? as inspiration:

Supplies used:
paper: limoncello stack
ribbon: martha stewart (snowflace)
alphas: doodlebug (loopy lou: blue jean)
other: glossy accents, die-cuts (recollection)

Thank you for stopping by and hope you can play along this month with ScrapMuch?:

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Land of Oz - Let's Get Sketchy Week 2 (layout 333)

here is Let's Get Sketchy October Week 2 sketch:

And here is my take:

This was a very fun but very time consuming layout as each of the background squares were punched individually. I then glued and measured, then misted with Lindy's stamp gang starburst (cranberry mist burgandy). Each of the layers i ribbed and put together. I decided to go with a mosaic feel to the page to immitate the yellow brick road. These photos were taken at the Enchanted Forest in British columbia this past summer.

papers: bo bunny (enchanted garden: fantasy, magic, pixies, romance, spellbound)
other: flowers (prima, dollar store), brad (unknown), bo bunny (enchanted garden: ephemera pack)

Thank you for stopping by, hope you can play along this month with let's get sketchy:

Selfie: pretty girl - Canadian Scrapbooker October Sketchy Challenge (layout 332)

Here is this month's Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Challenge Sketch by the wonderful Sue Sykes:

October 2014 sketch

Here is my take:

Supplies used:
stamping up and bazzill basics cardstock, recollection patterned paper
ribbon: ospray
pearls: dollar store
title: a2z scraplets, painted with distress paint (spun sugar) and misted with lindy's stamp gang starburst (salt water taffy)
alphas: doodlebug design (shin-dig bon bon)
flower: flourish with a bling
die: couture creations (emporium tag

I am so happy with the way this turned out, this is not normally a colour palette that i work with but since the photos were so close up of my niece that I thought it may work and I am so happy it did.

hope you can play along this month with Canadian Scrapbooker:

love you (layout 331)

I created the following layout based on Stuck?! Sketch October 1st challenge (I flipped it 90 degrees):

At first this sketch completely stumped me but then i went through my pictures (took a while since i have about 200 pictures to scrap) and then i came across this little jewel of a picture of my son and I snuggling on our first camping trip in our new trailer.  It just so happened that the day I picked out the photo to use, Paper Crafter's Corner came out with their Magazine Monday Week 73 inspiration and I knew as soon as i saw it i knew what i wanted to do:
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 73 Inspiration Piece (image)

I stamped the background stars with mustard seed and then heat embossed them with martha stewart gold embossing powder. I added the extra stars to make the layout shimmer and misted the background with lindy's starburst tibetan poppy blue to  make it look like a starry night. My son and I always have story time before bed so as soon as i saw the PCC inspiration I knew this was the way i wanted to go.

Thank you for stopping by and for your wonderful comments :)

hope you can play along this month at Stuck?!

And Paper Crafter's Corner:

lovely - Paper Secrets October 1

I started this layout a couple of days ago and finally got it finished!!! I used Paper Secrets sketch by Kelly Holifield:

Here is my take:

My TRICK is:
T - triangles
R - ribbon
I - ink
C - crate paper
K - kraft

supplies used:
paper: american tradtional designs (elegant wedding earthtones), crate paper (oh darling: dollhouse)
ribbon: making memories
flowers/pearls: dollar store
ink: lindy's stamp gang starburst (freaky franken lime)
other: we r memory keepers (enamel shapes, cool & sew easy template), american craft (mulberry ephemera), arrow paperclip (scrapbook store)

Thank you for stopping by and hope you can play along this month at Paper Secrets:

Thursday, 23 October 2014

I just love this kid - October FWAB (layout 328-329)

this month Flourish With a Bling challenge was to create a project that depicts a celebration. I chose to scrap my son playing in puddles. We live up north where we get 5-6 months of snow so our spring/summer/fall is very short!!! Our spring was very wet and after raining for two weeks, it finally cleared up enough that we were able to go outside and play in puddles (this is definitely something to celebrate!!!!).

Papers: DCWV (summer dream stack, printed cork stack)
washi tape: dollar store
banner: heidi swapp (inked with lindy's stamp gang rudolf red nose, tim holtz distress stain crushed olive & mowed lawn)
embellies: american craft twine, basic grey (max & whiskers pieces), doodlebug design (sew easy), studio calico (enamel dots), fancy pants (be different ephemera)
umbrella: a2z scraplet stained with tim holtz (mowed lawn), painted with tim holtz distress paint (mowed lawn) and sprayed with lindy's stamp gang starburst (sea foam green)
title: 2crafty (i just love this kid) painted with tim holtz distress paint (vintage photo and festive berries)

Thank you for stopping by, hope you can play along this month at Flourish with a bling:

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Adorable Hug (layout 327)

I have to say that after three weeks of party planning and family it feels so good to get back to scrapping!!! I created the following layout:

I was inspired by GrandDiva's Creative Corner's October Sketch:

Scrappy Friends word challenge (i used adorable in my title):

And Rochelle Spear's Tic Tac Toe challenge (i went vertical and used 4+ patterned papers, orange, and die cut):

I am so loving the way this layout turned out, it is so bright and vibrant and although i used typical fall colours, the picture was actually taken in june 2012. The papers are from DCWV, stamping up, bella bvld, basic grey, and echo park. The flowers are recollections and petaloo, other supplies are we r memory keepers (enamels, sew easy), recollections (alphas), and bo bunny (noteworthy).

Thank you for stopping by, hope you can play along this month with these very fun challenges and hope you challenge yourself a bit more and see if you can play along in all THREE challenges with a single layout!!!

GrandDiva's Creative Corner Sketch challenge;

Scrappy friends word challenge:

and Rochelle Spears tic-tac-toe challenge:

Yum in my tum - DCWV October stack-a-holic challenge (layout 326)

I am super excited to share this month's take on Die Cuts With a View's challenge with you because I used my newest DCWV stack (melon twist). When I first saw the stack I thought I would probably make girl layouts with it but nope - first layout using the stack and I scrap my son!!!! Anyways here is this month's inspiration:

and here is my take:

I fussy cut the flowers and added some sequins and mists. I absolutely love this layout and am so happy with the way it turned out!!!!

hope you can play along this month at DCWV:

A Cat in the Hat Birthday - Kyle is 3!!!!

October 11th we celebrated Kyle's 3rd birthday. I started prepping weeks ahead of schedule so the week of I could focus on food and visiting with my parents who flew up for the occasion.

Things I did beforehand:

- Kyle and I went to the store and he picked out items he wanted in his pinata. I then divided the candy equally into 50 baggies (most were put in the pinata, the others in a bowl). I made enough packages so each child gets two baggies and each adult gets one baggy. After attending multiple parties where the pinata is a free-for-all and kids scrambling (some injuries) and more than one child crying because he/she got more than he/she did. I decided on the baggy idea that way every child gets the same amount.

- one day while playing playdough, Kyle found a star cookie cutter and went and got his pinata to show me that the two were the same and then he asked for star cookies. I asked him what color he wanted his stars - red red. So that afternoon I made cookies and froze them, the next day i iced and added sugar glitter to them and they went back to the freezer until his birthday.

finished stars (before they went into the freezer):

I couldn't find a thing 1 and thing 2 cut-out so I made my own:

The night before we made icing for the cake and cupcakes (kyle was our official taste-tester):
the morning of (i got up very early since we had to be at the hall for 10 to decorate), I made  cat in the hat pizzas (refridgerated bun dough):

 Kyle was a super big help:

pizzas ready for oven (the small one is kyle's as he wanted to eat now)

snuggling with his cat before we got ready to go:

Food at the party:

Finished cut-out

Bounce house was a huge hit!!!


I couldn't find a cat in the hat "hat" so i made my own using a canada day hat (took off the maple leave and glue gunned a strip of red felt)

The Cake/Cupcakes: