Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Building Towers - LCOM #52 (layout 415)

Another fabulous sketch from Let's Capture our Memories by Melissa Williams:

And my take:

This was such a fun layout to create. I had a couple of Lego brand papers but wanted to add some texture so I dry embossed different coloured papers with my cuttlebug and Tim Holtz folder to create "lego like" blocks.

Supplies used:
Lego scrapbook kit
tim holtz embossing folder
indian corn glimmer mist
making memories eyelets

thank you for stopping by and hope you play along at Let's Capture our Memories (there are still a few hours left in December): http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.ca/2013/12/lcom-sketch-52-reveal.html

back from holidays and back to scrapping, Smurfin' Around - LCOM #51 (layout 414)

I am back from holidays. We drove to Vancouver Island to visit my family. It was definitely a slow drive (a 9 hour stretch took us 12.5 hours) and we did 80km most of the way (rather than the 100km posted) as the roads were so terrible.

Before I left I figured I was done scrapping for the year since I thought unpacking would take up lots of time; fortnuately I was completely spoiled with scrapbooking stuff for Christmas which motivated me to unpack quicker (stayed up late a couple of nights) so I could scrap with my new supplies :)

The first layout I did when I came home is Let's Capture our Memories Sketch #51 which is actually a card sketch but I turned it into layout. Here is the sketch:

And here is my take:

These pictures were taken last summer when my son and I went down to visit my mom. Her sister, Ayrma was also down from Yellowknife to visit and we stopped at McDonalds for lunch before our flight.

Supplies used:
papers: GCD studios (indian summer)
tags: unknown dollar store
twine: american craft
ink: distress ink (weathered wood)
banner: heidi swapp
stickers: heidi swapp

thank you for stopping by, and hope you can come play at LCOM: http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.ca/2013/12/lcom-sketch-51-reveal.html

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Baby's First Step - LCOM Sketch #50 & December WW1 (banana) (layout 413)

Wow cannot believe how productive I was today!!!!

This is another layout that I did that actually fit into two challenges. The first is Let's Capture our Memories sketch #50 by Melissa Williams:

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I was going to make it into a layout (it is designed as a card); however, when I saw the lace I had the perfect lace in my stash that I have been wanting to use since I got it (almost a year ago) but never found the right layout for it. When I pulled the ribbon I immediately thought of the pictures my sister-in-law just sent me of my niece taking her first indepent steps using her walker. As I was pulling supplies to create the layout, I found myself moving towards yellows and then realized that this layout would fit in perfectly with this month's White with 1 challenge:


This is what I created:

supplies used:
paper: american crafts cardstock (white), momenta
frame: unknown
ribbons: unknown (been in my stash forever)
shoes: jollee (baby's 1st steps)
sticker: k&company, unknown
rub-on: 7 gypsies (baby cakes)
mists: tattered angels (yellow sun)
paint: american art (yellow)
jewels: unknown dollar store

thank you for stopping in, hope you can play along at LCOM: http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.ca/2013/12/lcom-sketch-50-reveal.html

and WW1: http://whitewith1.blogspot.ca/

family xmas pics - LCOM December Colour Spot (layout 412)

Colour challenges are always hard for me, probably because I am so used to using only 2 or 3 colours/shades on a layout so when I have to use 5 or 6 I get a little overwhelmed; however, this month's colour challenge at Let's Capture our Memories didn't freak me out as much (probably because it's Christmas colours nd they match the new DCWV stack I just got perfectly!!!)

Here is this month's colour spot:

And here is my take:

journalling reads: whenever I am home, I always take as many pictures as I can. While we were home for Christmas we got dressed up and went for dinner at the Little Bavaria then to my grandparents for dessert adn photos. December 28 2012.

Supplies used:
paper: DCWV (jolly whimsy stack)
flowers: recollection
die-cuts: k&company
string: american craft twine
alphas: thickers (foam red)
ink: distress ink pads (evergreen bough, frayed burlap)

thank you for stoping by, hope you play along at Let's Capture our Memories: http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.ca/2013/12/december-color-spot.html

Christmas Eve Party 2012 - LCOM #49 (layout 411)

another fabulous sketch by the very talented Melissa Williams:

And my take:

Supplies used:
paper: dcwv (winter holiday stack)
alphas: thickers (limeade)
die-cuts: k&company
flowers: recollections
bulbs: belvedere
inks: distress ink pads (evergreen bough, aged mahogany)

Thank you for stopping by and hope you can play along with sketch #49: http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.ca/2013/12/lcom-sketch-49-reveal.html

Holiday Hugs - LCOM #48, FWAB December Challenge (layout 410)

I was actually able to combine a couple of challenges this month (which actually works out pretty well since it's the middle of December and I leave for holidays in less than a week).

I took sketch #48 by Isabelle:

Instead of the flags, I made stockings (to go along with the Christmas themed layout), but for the most part stayed true to the sketch.

Flourish with a Bling's December challenge was to:
1. create a Christmas themed project (layout, card OTP etc) - created a layout
2. Include a Christmas tree somewhere (It can be in the photo, on paper, an embellishment etc) - on the paper
3. Include at least one Flourish with a Bling item.  - used pearls in chocolate

Here is my creation:

Supplies used:
papers: DCWV jolly whimsy stack
letters: doodlebug design 
ink: distress ink pads (picked raspberry & evergreen bough)
pearls: FWAB (chocolate)

thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, 13 December 2013

Cherish the Moment - A2Z Scraplets December Challenge

When I saw this month's challenge mood board, not going to lie it kinda scared me. But the more I looked at it, the more the pictures made me happy and I thought about happy things and I thought about the idea that was in my head for my mom's Christmas present. Back in the summer I took a picture of my parents with both of their grandchildren (my son and my brother's daughter). I decided to take that picture, and make it an 8x10 and turn it into a scrapbook on canvas layout.

Before I show you my creation, this is December's inspiration:

Here is what I did:

To create the background, I tore up a piece of Authentique (sweetness - grace) paper and modge podged them to the corners.

Next I used Ranger Ink Emboss it dabber (clear) over TCW kasbah and then sprinkled Marthat Steward Bronze embossing powder over the emboss it. Then tapped it off and repeated it before using my heat gun.

Next I used my homemade texture paste (1/2 cup baking soda, 2 tbs glue, 2 tsp white paint, little water) over Tim Holtz harlequin stencil and then dried with a heat gun. I also used the texture paste with TCW (confetti x 2) and dried with a heat gun.

I then misted the background with tattered angels (cupid, creme de rouge, sugar maple) and Lindy's starburst (lime). I then dabbed over the entire canvas with a papertowel  and put the heat gun lightly over.

I then matted the photo with American Craft cardstock 12x12 (brights) and adherd it with modge podge.

The title I used A2Z's Cherish this moment and misted it with tattered angels (twinkle yellow, sun sisters, patima and indian corn).

The flowers are from my local scrapbook store.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you can play this month at A2Z: http://a2zscraplets.blogspot.ca/2013/12/december-mood-board-challenge.html

Christmas Sled

Another fabulous home-made Christmas present. This time I made my uncle Hal a sled with his address which he can hang on his door:

I used DCWV's new Christmas stack Jolly Whimsy
The bulbs are bazzill chipboard, misted with tattered angels (jazzy blue), the wooden letters are misted with tattered angels (indian corn). Cannot wait to give this to him :)

Some more December layouts (layouts 402-409)

I cannot believe that it is already December 13. . .where did this month go. Between the terrible weather, getting ready for Christmas and my son being sick for the last month I am finding this month has just flown by.

These are a couple of layouts I have done this month:

Layout 402-403 (I had all these photos of kyle eating his first foods but didn't really want to make a layout of each photo so decided to make them all on one layout - - love this layout and the DCWV baby boy papers)

Layout 404 (another NICU photo) 

Layout 405 (a rare layout when I am actually the subject of the page as I really don't like my photo being taken)

Layout 406-407 (pictures of kyle's party guests at his 2nd birthday)

Layout 408 (mommy's little helper)

Layout 409 (snuggles. . .this layout completes all the NICU pictures being scrapped!!!!)

How to take down a dead branch Schreurs style - Simple Sketches #6 (layout 400 & 401)

Another fabulous sketch from Simple Sketches:

As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew it would be perfect for the pictures we took over the summer at our family camping trip of the guys taking down a dead branch:

Due to the mulitiple photos I had, I turned it into a two-pager.

Supplies used:
papers: pebbles (family ties); karen foster (family reunion)
alphas: karen foster (funky black); echo park (happy camper)
paint: deco art

thank you for stopping by and hope you play along at simple sketches: http://simplesketches.blogspot.ca/2013/10/simple-sketches-6.html

Milk Coma - December Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Challenge (layout 399)

I love Sue Syke's sketches, they are so versatile and so fun to work with. This is this month's sketch:

And here is my take:
Supplies used:
bazzill chipboard (paisley)
tattered angels: sapphire
papers: DCWV cardstock, DCWV baby boy stack
distress ink: frayed burlap, weathered wood
alphas: thickers (puff matte)
american craft twine
recollection border (baby boy)
making memories baby boy journalling card
k&company stickers

thank you for stopping by and hope you can play along this month: http://canadianscrapbooker.ca/sketchy/showphoto.php?photo=786&title=dec2013sketch&cat=528

Saturday, 30 November 2013

some more christmas cards - LCOM Sketch 47

here is another beautiful Let's Capture Our Memories sketch, this time by the very talented Kimberly Figures:

Since I was still needing to finish off my Christmas cards, I used the sketch as a card and created two cards (one horizontally, one vertically):

For both cards I used Recollection paper, K&Company die-cuts, and unknown sticker sentiment. Thank you for stopping by, hope you play along: http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.ca/2013/11/lcom-sketch-47-reveal.html

Fall - LCOM Sketch #46 (layout 398)

another fabulous sketch by Let's Capture Our Memories, this time by Kimberly Figures:

Here is my take:

I am so happy the way this layout turned out and the best part was that all the circles were from my scraps (love using up my scraps!!!)

Paper: American Crafts Cardstock (brights), DCWV (heartfelt stack), Recollections (seasons stack), Momenta
Little Yellow Bicycle (feels like home journalling cards)
simple stories take a hike bingo card
ink: distress ink (spiced marmalade & frayed burlap)

thank for stopping by and hope you play along at LCOM: http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.ca/2013/11/lcom-sketch-46-reveal.html

At the Park - A2Z Scraplets November Recipe Challenge (layout 397)

I got a bunch of new A2Z Scraplets in the mail this week from winning the October challenge so I was very excited to start playing with them so worked all morning to get this finished for this month's recipe challenge.

The recipe "ingredients" are:
- the colour red
-material or felt
-sewing, (machine, hand, or faux)
-more than 1 photo
-paint or mist
-an A2Z scraplet. Show us how you love to use them

This is what I came up with:

Colour red: the kite in the title as well as the arrows and borders
Material or felt: the arrow above the photo is felt
Sewing: I hand sewed around the felt arrow
More than 1 photo: check used two :)
Paint or mist: splattered DecoArt Glamour Dust (ultra fine glitter paint in ice crystal) along the bottom; I also misted the doilies and chipboard arrow
A2Z scraplet: used at the park as my title

Supplies used: 
paper: WeR memory keepers (autumn), Lilybeedesign (charcoal); Doodlebug Design 
creative memories shape cutters
mists: tatered angels (dragonfly, jazz blue, indian corn)
ink: distress ink (pumice stone, aged mahogany)
american craft twine
glitter, bling & button (dollar store)
bazzill basics chipboard arrow
paint: decoart glamour dust (ice crystal)
title: A2Z scraplet

thank you for looking, there is still a little bit of time to play along: http://a2zscraplets.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/november-challenge.html

Thursday, 28 November 2013

A surprise hair flower clip holder

A couple of weeks ago at play group, one of the other moms wanted to know where she could go to order a hair clip holder, we told her about the places that make them but they were already booked up for Christmas, that idea wouldn't work. We tried explaining how to make one but she said she didn't have a creative bone in her body so I went home and made one for her. Unfortunately because my son has been sick, i have been unable to go to play group and give it to her, but hopefully will see her soon and give it to her :)

Mixed Media Canvas "Love this moment"

I took a course at my local scrapbook store (Scrapbook Lounge, Cold Lake) this week and created this beautiful mixed media canvas using Lindy products (love it). I was actually going to make this for my mom (using a different picture) but when my mom found out that I was going to a course she wanted to know all about it and then of course wanted to see what I made so instead of making one for my mom, I made it for my grandma :)

Saturday, 23 November 2013

November 23 2013 Simple Sketches Guest Designer!!!!! (layouts 395-396)

A couple of weeks ago, Simple Sketches put a call out for guest designers and I literally jumped at the opportunity to apply (never thinking that I would actually get picked). Much to my surprise, I received an email inviting me to participate as a guest designer. I was so excited that I got started right away. This is the sketch I was given:

This is what I created:

I had so much fun with this sketch that I made another one:

To be honest, I'm not sure which one is my favorite I love them both!!! :)

Hope you play along over at Simple Sketches: http://simplesketches.blogspot.ca/2013/11/simple-sketches-13.html

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Christmas Cards

In July I made a goal with myself that it would be very neat if i could make and send out all my christmas cards this year (which is a huge feat since I make all our Christmas gifts and have 72 cards we mail out). Well I am very proud to say but the last of the cards are done!!!!! Here are a couple of samples:

More november layouts (layouts 387-394)






Pin the Nose on Elmo - LCOM Sketch #45 (layout 386)

This is another wonderful sketch by Melissa Williams:

As soon as I saw this sketch I knew it would be perfect for the pin he nose on elmo game we played at my son's second birthday because I had so many pictures and wanted to capture it all on one page.

This was such a fun layout to make :)