Tuesday, 25 November 2014

family - LCOM #97 (layout 363)

This week's Let's Capture Our Memories sketch is by Laura Whitaker:

Here is my take (i flipped it 90 degrees):

Supplies used:
paper: bazzill basics (cardstock), my mind's eye (now and then: smile regards)
flowers: kaiserscrapbook (blue 5cm), dollar store
ink/paint: distress paint (salty ocean), tim holtz distress stain (seedless preserves, broken china), lindy's stamp gang starburst (tibetan poppy teal, sweet violet purple teal, cranberry mist burgundy)
other: arrows (recollection), flourish (bazzill basics chipboard), pearls (flourish with a bling: mango), doily (dollar store), brads (my mind's eye now and then), tags (recollections), title (jillibean soup: yellow happ)
sewing: handstitched stampin up shapes

Thank you for stopping by and hope you can play along this month at Let's Capture Our Memories: http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.ca/2014/11/lcom-sketch-97-reveal.html

Live every moment - Let's get Sketchy November Week #2 (layout 362)

Another week and another fabulous sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy:

And my take. . .now this sketch may look familiar to you because I used it a couple weeks ago when I created a Christmas eve layout but here it is again so I did it a little differently this time and flipped it and only used one photo:

Supplies used:
paper: bazzill basics (cardstock), my mind's eye (now and then: good times, happenings, smile)
inks: tim holtz distress pad (weathered wood, evergreen bough), lindy's stamp gang (gregarious grey)
other: washi tape (dollar store), my mind's eye (now and then: mixed bag, brads), we r memory keepers (envelope punch)

Thank you for stoping by, hope you can play along this month at Let's Get Sketchy: http://nblo.gs/11qq43

Play Like No one is watching - Let's Get Sketchy Week #1 (layout 361)

November's week 1 sketch for Let's Get Sketchy:

Here is my take:

Supplies used:
paper: bazzill basics (cardstock), my mind's eye (now and then: happenings, smile, dapper)
alphas: thickers (rockabye: leaf, treasure: glitter)
flowers: prima (small road trip), dollar store
other: florish with a bling (pearls, mango), my mind's eye (now and then: brads, mixed bag, ribbon), lily bee journaling cards (buttercup)
ink: tim holtz distress pad (evergreen bough)

Thank you for stopping by, hope you can play along this month at Let's Get Sketchy: http://nblo.gs/11qq43

Flip Me Nana ** - Let's Get Sketchy November Week 3 (layout 360)

This week's Let's Get Sketchy sketch:

My take on the sketch:

Supplies used:
papers: bazill basics (cardstock), my mind's eye (now and then: smile, smart, bloom)
inks: lindy's stamp gang starburst (freaky franken lime), tim holtz distress pad (evergreen bough)
other: my mind's eye (now and then: brads, mixed bag, journal card)

thank you for stopping by, hope you can play along this month at Let's Get Sketchy: http://nblo.gs/11qq43

Can't Say No - LCOM #98 (layout 359)

Another sketch from Let's Capture Our Memories, this one from pagedrafts:

Here is my take:
Supplies used:
paper: stampin up (cardstock), my mind's eye (now and then: smile, smart)
ribbon: my mind's eye
alphas: thickers (treasure: glitter)
other: my mind's eye (now and then: brads "boys"; with you [mixed bag]; flair "boys"), lily bee design (buttercup journaling cards), tim holtz layering stencil (dot fade), texture paste

Thank you for stopping by and for your wonderful comments, hope you can play along this month with LCOM: http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.ca/2014/11/lcom-sketch-98-reveal.html

Cook Out - FWAB November challenge (layout 357-358)

this month Flourish with a bling has a fun summer challenge, that's the challenge, create a layout that is a summer layout that has atleast one Flourish with a bling (FWAB) product. Here is my take:

Supplies used:
papers: stampin up (cardstock), bo bunny (hello sunshine: breezy, sweetness, stripe), echo park (summer bliss 6x6 paper pad)
embellishments: fancy pants (nautical ephemera pack), jolee's (cook out), bo bunny (camp-a-lot noteworthy)
punch: recollections
FWAB: taylah's toadstools

Thank you for stopping by and hope you can play along this month at Flourish with a Bling: http://www.flourishwithabling.com.au/blog/november-challenge-summer-days-by-tracey-fowler/

Friday, 21 November 2014

Thank you - LCOM #97 card

A couple of weeks ago my son had to do a gymnastics cookie dough fundraiser. Since most of our friends are also in gymnastics and our family is far away our pool of people who would buy was quite small so i took to local buy and sells on facebook advertising the fundraiser and i had a couple of ladies make orders. This week the cookie dough came in so i decided that i would make thank you cards for them and then have my son (who's three) draw them a picture of him at gymnastics (he drew circles in the card because he was rolling - - something he has learned how to do in gymnastics).

I took inspiration from Let's Capture Our Memories #97 card sketch by Laura Whitaker:

Here is my take:

The card is recollections (my husband bought me a couple of huge bulk buys cards one day when he went to the city for work). I sprayed Lindy's Stamp gang starburst (tibetan poppy teal) directly on the card. I then cut Fancy Pants (as you wish: this and that), the circle is the back of the paper using recollections circle punch. The tag is authentique (crush) which i stamped stampin' up tiny sentiments thank you in tim holtz distress pad (black soot). The flower is from my cousin's wedding a couple of years ago which she used to decorate the tables, where the smaller glitter flower is from the dollar store.

Thanks for stopping by and for your wonderful comments, hope you can play along this month at LCOM: http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.ca/2014/11/lcom-sketch-97-reveal.html

This Kiss - ScrapMuch?! November 21st DT reveal (layout 356)

Good morning!! I am up a little early this morning as we are in a freezing rain warning and I got up with my husband when he came back home after having two tumbles in the driveway trying to get to his truck (needless to say he isn't going to work this morning).

It is Friday which means another amazing sketch over at ScrapMuch?

Here is my take:
This is another photo of my cousin's wedding this past summer (one of the photos my new cousin jenn sent me since I forgot my camera).

To create the background, i used doodlebug design alphas and put them on the cardstock. I took some white cardstock and then used gelatos in white, gold, green and blue to create layers. I then spritzed it and used a paintbrush and went back and forth over the gelatos starting from the top. Once it dried I used tweezers to remove the alphas.

To create the heart: I took a piece of dcwv (white embossed cardstock 6x6) and cut it with creative memories cutters. I then misted it with lindy's stamp gang starburst (whale watch blue). I wasn't completely happy with the way the mist went on so i took my tim holtz blender and working in a circular motion blended it (so much better now)

Other supplies:
papers: recollections
twine: american crafts
banner: heidi swapp (color magic banner design), tim holtz distress stain (broken china)
flowers: prima (annalee small), pearls (forever in time)
other: we r memory keepers (enamel shapes cool)

Thank you for stopping by and hope you can play along this month at ScrapMuch? http://nblo.gs/11wCg0

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Explore - PCC Magazine Monday Week 76 (layout 354-355)

Cannot believe that another week has passed, this week has flown by mostly because I have been battling a cold; however, while my son naps I try and do some scrapping time to get my mind off being sick but wasn't able to stand for long as I would have a coughing fit and then well that was the end of scrappy time). I was able to get this two-page layout done this done - - granted it took me three days. I created the following layout for Paper Crafter's Corner Magazine Monday week 76, here is this week's inspiration:
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 76 Inspiration Piece (image)

Here is my take, I was inpired by the colours and the idea of travel. Now although the layout is not technically about a vacation we took, it is about modes of transportation that Kyle played in/on for Canada Day at the local museum:

Supplies used:
paper: stampin' up, authentique
stickers: close to my heart
ribbon: ospray
flowers: forever in time
journaling block: bo bunny (serenade: noteworthy)

Thank you for stopping by and hope you can play along this week (you have until tomorrow to submit your entry): http://papercrafterscorner.com/blog/papercrafting-challenge-magazine-mondays-week-76/

Surf's Up! - Stuck?! Sketches November 1 (layout 353)

Next up tonight is a layout I created for Stuck?! Sketches November 1st challenge, a sketch by Laura Whitaker:

Here is my take (kept it similar to the sketch except added a journaling block):

Supplies used:
papers: stampin' up cardstock, bo bunny (hello sunshine: delight, breezy)
washi tape: forever in time
title: tpc studio (just beachy)
flashcard: pretty little studio (sand castle)
other: bo bunny (noteworthy: barefoot & bliss), journalling (authentique: petite diction, radiant), stickers (close to my heart)

Thank you for stopping by and for your wonerful comments, hope you can play along this month with Stuck?! sketches (ps. they are also having a guest designer call so you never know unless you play along!!!!): http://nblo.gs/113b0p

Here comes the sun - LCOM Colour Spot (layout 352)

Next up tonight is a layout I created based on Let's Capture Our Memories (LCOM) November Colour Spot:

This was such a fun happy bright colour palatte that i decided to go with a summer layout and went with a photo of me and my son with my parents (sorry for the poor picture it was so dark and dreary outside today i wasn't able to take a clear picture - - will try and take a better one tomorrow):

Supplies used:
paper: authentique (radiant)
inks: distress paint (salty ocean), perfect pearls mists (turquoise)
other: authentique (radiant: components), pierre belvedere (stickers)

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments, hope you can play along this month with Let's Capture Our Memories: http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.ca/2014/11/lcom-november-color-spot.html

life is simple when you simply live - DCWV challenge (layout 351)

Next up is layout I created for Die Cuts With a View November stack-a-holic challenge. This month is a sketch by sketch savvy:

Here is my take:

I love the way this layout turned out, i think it is just so super cute and such a great summer layout.

Supplies used:
paper: dcwv (melon twist)
inks: distress stain (picked raspberry), distress pad (picked raspberry, evergreen bough)
flower: K&company (marcella marmalade)
wood: teresa collins (daily stories)
stamp: studio calico
sewing: we r memory keepers (sew easy circle tool), stampin' up (occasions paper piercing)
pearls: forever in time

thank you for stopping by, hope you can play along this month with Die Cuts With a View: http://dcwvinc.blogspot.ca/2014/11/november-stack-holic-challenge-is-here.html

Jingle All the Way - Crossover Challenge (layout 350)

Hello, another Christmas layout to share. This time I created a layout for Child's Play and Pixels & Paper crossover challenges. I used a pagemaps sketch to scrap a picture my cousin and his family sent me last year in their Christmas card:

The colour inspiration came from Pixels & Paper challenge:

Child's Play has a recipe challenge:
gold (ribbon)
animal (reindeer & dog in photo)
something older than 1 year (ribbon I've had for about two years and the border is about three years old)
3 patterned papers (bg tree paper, green paper, tartan paper)
bling (green paper has shimmer to it, i also added some yellow bling to mimic stars that the reindeers are dancing through)

Supplies used:
paper: dcwv (evergreen stack, scalloped stack)
other: fiskars (border punch snowscape); border (recollections); jolee's boutique (reindeer); ospray (ribbon, gold); bo bunny (silver and gold brad); flourish with a bling (mango pearl)

thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments, hope you can play along this month :)

Tis the season - "Get Inspired" Holiday Challenge (layout 349)

**I am finally feeling a bit better so am able to upload this layout; however, since the weather was dark and stormy outside  I was not able to take a clear clean picture so I will have to update that (hopefully tomorrow will bring better weather) **

up is a yummy festive layout that I created for Let's Get Sketchy "Get Inspired" Holiday Challenge. In our family, food plays a huge part of my parents annual Christmas Eve party. Nowalthough the pictures look pretty mellow they aren't because everyone has some sort of food in their mouth (hehehe love food). Here is my layout - Tis the season:

I used the mood board and the sketch as my inspiration:

Supplies used:
papers: dcwv (evergreen stack)
inks: lindy's stampgang starburst (glory of the seas gold), distress ink (black soot), distress paint (festive berries)
flowers: bazzill basics (paper flowers: poinsettas and holly leaves), prima (small road trip)
other: pins (little yellow bicycle: christmas stick pins), paperclip & jewels (forever in time), brads (misc christmas brads), wood veneer (studio calico), sticker (dollar store), stamp (inkadinkaclings: folk holidays expressions), washi tape (queen and company: micro dot christmas), ribbon (recollection)

Thank you for stopping by :)

Lobster - November Scrappy Friends Challenge (layout 348)

Hello everyone, back again, this time with a fun layout "Lobster" of my family and I's yearly tradition of going to red lobster:

This layout was made for the scrappy friends challenges. First up is Rochelle's tic-tac-toe:

I went with the lower line of journal card (authentique: radiant), 4+ patterned papers (bo bunny apple cider 6x6 paper pad), and buttons (recollection, unknown)

For Grand Diva's Creative Corner Sketch Challenge, I only did a single page and did the right side:

And Kelly's color challenge, I thought the colours were perfect since shrimp-feast always seems to happen in the fall:

Other supplies used:
alphas: recollection
flowers: bo bunny (apple cider), petaloo (orange daisy)
bling: zva creative (crystals orange), studio calico (dots)
inks: distress ink (frayed burlap), tattered angels (pinecone)
other: sew easy (circle tool), flourish (forever in time), floss (dmc), pen (sharpie)

Hope you can play along this month with the Scrappy friends challenges:

Rochelle's tic-tac-toe: http://nblo.gs/113ZrP
Kelly's color challenge: http://www.creatingwithpaperandmore.blogspot.ca/2014/11/november-color-challenge-october-winners.html
Grand Diva's Creative Corner Sketch: http://granddivasscrappyplace.blogspot.ca/2014/11/november-sketch-challenge-and-october.html

Thank you for stopping by and your wonderful comments, hope you have a wonderful day :)

A day to remember - Once upon a sketch (layout 347)

Good news on the home from, I am finally starting to feel better that I am actually able to sit upright and update my blog with all the layouts I have been working on this week. First up is my entry for Once Upon a Sketch's november Challenge:

I was inspired by the simplicity and beauty of the sketch and decided to sketch a picture from my cousin's wedding this past summer (journaling is hidden behind the photo):

I decided to go with a simple black and white layout because i really wanted the picture to shine. There was so much love that day and i really wanted that to shine through.

Supplies used:
papers: color blok
flowers: recollection, forever in time
other: gesso, ranger (texture paste), tim holtz (layering stencil: dot fade), lindy's stamp gang (midnight rendezvous raven), authentique (crush components), pearls (forever in time)

Thank you for stopping by, hope you can play along this month at Once Upon A Sketch: http://nblo.gs/112TpR

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Parade Loot - LCOM #96 (layout 346)

Let's Capture Our Memories #96 is a sketch by Ana Castro, although when i first saw the sketch i immediately thought card but when i sat down to work on it I decided layout. Here is the sketch:

here is my take:

Supplies used:
paper: authentique (shimmer, tradition, energy, native)
alphas: doodlebug design (shin-dig: ladybug)
inks: lindy's stamp gang starburst (rudolph nose red), tim holtz distress pad (weathered wood)
other: ribbon (recollection), bazzill chips (flourishes)

thank you for stopping by, hope you can play along this month at LCOM: http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.ca/2014/11/lcom-sketch-96-reveal.html

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Perseverance (layout 345)

this week has been a rough week with sickness, for three weeks my husband has been sick (viral so no antibiotics) but this week my son started to get it and last night he had it full board (hence why i'm updating this morning).

Yesterday morning while my son was relaxing on the couch watching Cars (favorite movie watches it atleast once a day) I got to go play and created the following layout:

I created this layout based on Sue Sykes sketch for November's Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy challenge:
November 2014 Sketch
And based my colours based on PaperCrafter's Corner Magazine Monday Week 75:
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 75 Inspiration Piece (image)

I was inspired by the magazine with the ombre background (which I made using gelatos, water and a paint brush) and the fall colours (using bo bunny apple cider paper and autumn song noteworthy). Other supplies used were recollections (alphas) and we r memory  keepers (enamel shapes warm).

I am quite happy with the way this turned out and although the photos were not taken in the fall it works since they work with the colour of the bike and there are still leaves on the ground since winter hit much too soon last year so was not able to rake them all up.

I am also sharing a picture of my wrap-around porch (which I'm not going to lie is a major reason we bought our house) it is larger on the one side that we have enough room for our extra large patio table and is perfect for entertaining summer parties and guests:

I have some more excitement to share!!! A couple of weeks ago I entered a contest with PaperCrafter's Corner and I won the Authentique prize pack. I am happy to say that it came in the mail yesterday and the wonderful people at Authentique were so sorry that they mailed my prize late that they added some extra goodies (items on left side of photo) as an apology. I cannot wait to start playing with them; however, I think my favorite part is they added a package of their 8x10 ready to frame radiant prints and I cannot wait to get a frame and hang one in my son's room and when we move into the new house (whenever that may be) the others will hang in his playroom!!! Thank you to Authentique and PCC!!!! 

You still have until tomorrow (sunday) to submit your entries for this week's Magazine Monday: http://papercrafterscorner.com/blog/papercrafting-challenge-magazine-mondays-week-75/

Friday, 7 November 2014

Pit Stop - ScrapMuch? Design Team Reveal (layout 344)

I am so happy to share my very first design team layout with you for ScrapMuch?

Here is November 7th sketch:

Here is my take!!!

Supplies used:
papers: bo bunny (on the go: argyle, trucks, cut outs)
alphas: doodlebug design (shin-dig blue jean)
stickers: unknown
inks: tim holtz distress ink (weathered wood)
other; seweasy (piercing mat, starter kit), dmc floss, stampin' up piercing template

thank you for stopping in and hope you can play along with ScrapMuch? you have until November 30th to link up your entries for a chance to win a great prize!!! http://nblo.gs/11czqt