Monday, 29 April 2013

My Sweet Earth: April Create to Live Challenge (layout 151)

If you are not already following Susan K Weckesser blog you really should go over and follow her (she is so creative!!!)

This months challenge ( is based on the following:

As with most of my pages, my son is my inspiration and this page is no exception. As soon as I saw this months inspiration I immediately thought of the time I spent in the NICU after my son was born (for those who do not know my son was born at 29 weeks (11 weeks premature). While we were in the NICU I spent most of my time dreaming and thinking of what the future holds. Although scrapping pictures of my son while he was in the NICU is very emotional, I think it is very important to document life (both the good and the hard).Anyways here is my page:

 I came across the following poem and added it as my journalling (Baby Song by Diane Woolley) as these words brought tears to my eyes because this is exactly how I felt and said these words while in the NICU:

At first you didn't lift your head; 
You didn't know to smile. 
The time before you knew my voice 
Seemed such a long, long while. 
I couldn't wait for you to roll, 
And then to sit and clap. 
And now you're off and crawling, 
Not helpless in my lap. 
Why didn't someone tell me 
How fast a baby grows, 
That every little baby stage 
Soon comes, but sooner goes. 
So I'll enjoy the fleeting time 
Before you learn to walk. 
and treasure every tiny noise 
Before you learn to talk. 
For soon you'll learn to walk, 
Then run, 
And talk and sing a song, 
And never be my babe again. 
The babe's forever gone. 
Little baby, take your time, 
For while you are tiny, you are mine.

Supplies used:
Paper: AC pastels cardstock
Stamp: stamping up stars roller with chocolate chip ink
stickers: thickers (red foam)
hearts: black paint

thank you for stopping by :)

Disney Princess Themed 3rd birthday Scrapbook (layouts 131-150)

A very dear friend of mines daughter is going to be three this month. I did not know what to get her but the last time I saw them (they live 5 hours from me) she hinted about how much she liked my work. So I thought i would surprise her with a scrapbook. I did it in Disney Princesses as that is the theme of the birthday party. 

Supplies used:
Paper: American Craft Pastel Cardstock, DCWV blossom stack, recollection cardstock
Letters: thickers and recollection
Ribbon & Stickers: unknown


132 & 133

134 & 135








Layouts 129&130



Thursday, 18 April 2013

My Creative Sketches - April Sketch (layout 128)

Hope you can play along (link found here: lHere is April's sketch:

Here is my take:

To create the background I sponged black paint on bubble wrap and then smoothed it over the grey paper.

Supplies used:
Paper: DCWV Haberdash & cardstock
Letters: thickers
Twine: american crafts (brown)
unknown flower

Thank you for stopping by :)

DCWV April Stack-a-holic Challenge (layout 127)

Here is this month's Die Cut With a View sketch:

Here is my take:

I used the all dolled up stack which (pleasantly) surprised me that I was able to do a boy sketch with that stack :)

The sparkle letters are making memories.
Photo corners, jewels, circle letters and flowers are unknown

Canadian Scrapbooker April Sketchy Challenge (layout 126)

I love Sue Sykes' sketches, they are always so unique and fun to work with and this month was no exception.

Here is this month's sketch:
Apr 2013 Sketch

Here is my take:

Supplies used:
Paper: creative imaginations
frame: little yellow bicycle (clear cuts-frams boys)
butterflies: harmonie (Canadian Content)
mist: tattered angels glitter mist (moss)
unknown flowers & ribbon 

Layouts 108-125