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:

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:

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:

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:

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 :)

Deck the Halls - LCOM Sketch #44

A fabulous card sketch from Kimberly Figures:

Here is my take:

I used recollection paper, stickers i have had in my stash for probably 10 years and the house if K&company :)

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

More Christmas gifts - paper quilts

I started making paper quilts a couple of years ago when I came across a pattern and made one for my parents living room (they had just finished renovating their living room and could not find an accent piece for their wall so mom asked me to make one for her and she proudly displays it above her fireplace).

Last year I made a whole bunch of paper quilts for Christmas gifts for my friends. When my family found out that my friends had received them they all put in requests for their paper quilt. I told them that they had to wait and "perhaps" they would get one for Christmas next year (wink wink).

This one is made with Me and My big ideas specialty cardstock I got last December. The sparkle is from Martha Stewart essentials paper pad (neutrals):

These two used DCWV First Noel stack and the martha stewart neutral stack:

thanks for stopping by :)

Christmas Gift making has begun - Advent Calendar

My sister-in-law loves opening presents so i thought what would be better than an advent calendar that I fill with her favorite things??

I used Karen Foster's Advent Calendar and covered it with Me & My Big Ideas specialty cardstock.

I finished it off by adding some recollection tree embellishments and some dollar store bling. This was so fun to make and I am very happy with the end result. I have started filling it and am still searching for more goodies and then I can officially call this project finished :)

Friday, 8 November 2013

Laugh everyday - Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine November Sketchy Challenge (layout 386)

another fabulous sketch by Sue Sykes:
November 2013 Sketch
and my take, this is probably my favorite layout i have done in a while because it was just so much fun to make!!!!

Supplies used:
template: The Crafter's Workshop (12x12 Paradise)
modeling paste: homemade recipe
paper: Harmonie (cachemire et soie) 
Little Yellow Bicycle Stick Pins (cork hearts)
Little Yellow Bicycle Journaling Cards (acorn hollow)
Little Yellow Bicycle Paper Crafting Kit (acorn hollow)
Distress ink (mustard seed)

Jillibean Soup (yellow happy wise word)
My Mind's Eye (tiny word stickers, remarkable)
Dylusions (pure sunshine)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (apple)
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist (indian corn)
star: recollections 

thank you for stopping by :)

hope you play along this month:

flowers (layout 385)

my husband bought me flowers for our second anniversary. I saved the ribbon and used it to scrap the picture i took of the flowers (i also saved the flowers but dried them and am going to use them for poppori)

Supplies used:
Paper: American Crafts Cardstock (brights), the other papers have been in my stash for probably 8 years so no idea who they are from
flowers: recollections & Harmonie
flourish: dollar store
leaves: prima wooden icons (leaves & flowers)
ink: tattered angels glimmer mist (moss)

thank you for stopping by :)

Some exciting news :)

I am super excited to announce that today my scrap space is being featured on Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine's blog:

Thanks for stopping by and hope you get a chance to check out my scrapping space!!!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Cookie Toss Fun - Simple Sketches #9 (layout 384)

Another fabulous fun sketch from Simple Sketches:

Here is my take:

I took plain white cardstock and then sprayed teal paint and then spritzed Tattered Angels glimmer mist (creme de chocolate). I then cut circles and cut strips and layered. Washi tape, flourishes and Cookie Monster embellies finish off this layout :)

Supplies used:
paint: art deco (teal)
ink: tattered angels (creme de chocolate)
paper: american craft cardstock (white), recollections, unknown
washi tape: dollar store
flourish: making memories (teal)
alphas: doddlebug design
embellies: ek success (sesame street)

thank you for stopping by, hope you come and play at simple sketches:

Couple of more layouts to share (layout 380-383)

Outgrown my playpen - CS Sketch 255 & WW1 (layout 379)

Another shout out to The Everyday Scrapbooker who introduced me to Creative Scrappers. I have been following them for a couple of months but this is my first go at one of their sketches. It is sketch 255 and this is the sketch:

Creative scrappers had a twist with this sketch which was to match it with White. . .with1 (blueberry). For those who are not familiar with WW1, they are fabulous to challenge you to use white with only 1 other colour. I am actually a huge fan of WW1 because one of my favorite techniques to use when scrapbooking is using monochrome so I definitely took this as a challenge and this is what I came up with:

To create this layout I used some home-made modeling paste over The Crafter's Workshop Kasbah template and then sprayed tattered angels glimmer mist in sapphire over it. I then layered co-ordinating blueberry shades of paper with a matted photo. I used the glimmer mist (sapphire) on the thickers diy but did two coats to make it a bit deeper.

Supplies used:
Paper: american craft cardstock, pink paislee, unknown
washi tape: unknown dollar store
alphas: thickers
ink: tattered angels (sapphire)
embellies: bo bunny blast off brads, jolee (layered metal), unknown buttons, unknown bling
template: TCW (kasbah)

thank you for stopping by :)

hope you have a great day!!!!

Home for the Holidays - November's DCWV stack-a-holic challenge (layout 378)

When I saw this month's sketch inspiration for DCWV's stack-a-holic challenge I immediately thought of Christmas because of the long strips in the back reminded me Christmas presents so I got out my Winter Holiday Stack and got to work. Here is this month's inspiration:

Here is my take:

I just love the way this came out!!!!

Supplies used:
Paper: DCWV winter holiday stack & printed christmas matstack
ink: distress ink (evergreen bough)
ribbon: maya road & harmonie
stickers: recollections & jolee's boutique

thank you for stopping by, hope you also play along this month:

I have been busy - - hair flowers !!!!

so I have been busy the last couple of weeks hence why i have been away but I am back and have a bunch of updates. A while back I made a bunch of hair flowers for my niece:





My friend Rachel loved them so much that I made her some halloween ones:




I got so much positive feedback from Rachel's halloween flowers and Sadie (my niece's flowers) that my girlfriends requested some for their girls. So I made Christmas ones for Erin and Adrian's little ones as well as some Christmas ones for Rachel: