Saturday, 29 March 2014

More March Layouts (layout 74-76)

Memories - LCOM sketch 64 (layout 73)

This sketch from Let's Capture our memories is from Laura Whitaker. I really enjoy her sketches as she adds layers (which I often have trouble with).

And here is my take (another page for my grandparents album):

I changed the sketch up a bit as I only had one photo and wanted the sketch to work with my papers.

Supplies used:
paper: DCWV (primrose stack)
inks: distress ink (peacock feathers, frayed burlap)
flower: prima (giselle mermaid, princess - rags to riches)
journalling block: SEI (julliette accents)
glitter: recollections

thank you for stopping by, hope you can play along this month at Let's Capture our memories:

Children - LCOM sketch 65 (layout 72)

Brand new sketch over at Let's Capture out memories, this time from the very talented Becky Fleck at PageMaps:

Here is my take:

This is another page in the album I am making my grandparents.

paper: dcwv (cardstock - white, primrose stack)
doily: dollar store, i misted it with Lindy's stamp gang starburst (sea grass green)
punch: creative memories (postage stamp)
flower: prima (princess - rags to riches)
twine: american craft
glitter: martha stewart (blue saphire)
other: sei (mother of pearl)

hope you an play along (you have until the end of the month):

Busy Crop Weekend (layout 64-71)

Last weekend I went on my very first cropping weekend; although it was cut short and I couldn't go sunday since my husband had to go into edmonton to pick up our new toy hauler trailer. I was scared to go because this is the first time I have been away from my son for such a long period of time and consider myself fairly shy and didn't know anyone (which was scary in itself).

I was very productive though since i packed kits ahead of time so all I had to do was pick out which layout I wanted to do and pull out that kit. I found this was the best way to do things since my sketch, embellies, paper, etc was all in the kit so all i had to do was put it together. I don't know about you but i find the most time-consuming part of scrapbooking is picking out pictures and then finding paper and embellies to go with it. So I spent the monday, tuesday and wednesday before my crop putting 12 kits together (i went through 10 but I also made another three layouts I hadn't planned on for the different challenges they had through the weekend).

Crop challenges:

Challenge 2: cooking (layout 64)

Challenge 2: getting ready for vacation (layout 65)

Challenge 3: a time where you were challenged (layout 66)

Layouts I did at the crop:





Monday, 24 March 2014

I think you are awesome - FWAB march challenge (layout 63)

I find colour challenges so hard because i can never seem to get it together and make the colours look nice together; however, I was so inspired by this month's Flourish With A Bling colour board that I knew I wanted to challenge myself and create something beautiful.

Here is the inspiration:

And here is my take:

Supplies used:
Flourish with a bling: Jasmine Puffy (lilac), Pearls (turquoise)
paper: DCWV (blossom song stack)
flowers: recollections, prima
buttons & straw: unknown
doily & washi tape: dollar store
inks: tattered angels (pop rocks, turquoise blue), perfect pearls (turquoise)
stickers: me & my big ideas (she)
chipboard: bazzill basics
wood: teresa collings (hello my name is)
brads: doddlebug design
frame: fancy pants designs (be loved photo frames)

I absolutely LOVE the way this turned out, I love my niece and this layout is just as beautiful as she is.

Hope you can play along this month:

I love spending everyday with you - LCOM #62 (layout 62)

Let's capture our memories #62, is a wonderful fun sketch by Becky Fleck at Pagemaps:

And this is my take:

This was such a fun sketch to play with, and as such used this fun picture of my son running around at my cousin's wedding last summer.

Supplies used:
title: my mind's eye (everyday)
papers: bella blvd (text me), teresa collins (save the date bouquet), recollections, dcwv cardstock
washi tape: dollar store
twine: american craft
tag: tim holtz (layering stencil dot fade), home-made modeling paste, misted with Lindy's stamp gang (starburst freaky franken-lime)
words: crate paper (boys rule - ephemera pack)
eyelet: unknown

hope you can play along this month at Let's Capture our memories:

Together Forever - LCOM #63 (layout 61)

Here is another fabulous sketch by Kimberly Figures for Let's Capture our Memories:

And here is my take:

Supplies used:
papers: recollections
fourishes: making memories (silver)
words: heidi swapp (black & white)
alphas & flowers: dollar store
brad: unknown
chipboard: recollection
other: creative memories shape cutter

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

I Love You - DCWV March stackaholic challenge (layotu #60)

Here is this month's stack-a-holic challenge:

Here is my take:

I used the primrose stack, which is a new stack I found at Micheals. I am making my grandma an album for her birthday and this is the first page I made.

Other supplies:
ink: tattered angels (creme de rouge)
pearls: flourish with a bling (copper)
paint: deco art
punch: ek success
title: fancy pants designs
embellishments: kaisercraft (porcelain rose collectables), teresa collins (daily stories wood)

thank you for stopping by and hope you can play along this month at DCWV:

Auntie Erin - Scrap Around the World March Mood Board Challenge (layout 59)

Scrap around the world is becoming my go-to when i need inspiration from a mood board, they are just so fun to work with and they are so pretty!!!!

Here is March's inspiration:

And here is my take:

I took inspiration from the Cherry Blossom tree (delicate, little, only for a little bit of time). I chose to scrap a picture of my friend holding our friend's daughter the day she was born. Babies are babies for such a short period of time and so tiny and delicate (like a cherry blossom). I added the doily because I wanted to layer everything (like the dress). I also painted the background with paint, mist and sprays (paintbrush).

I am so happy with the way this layout came together, it is just so soft and pretty and captures the moment perfectly.

Supplies used:
paper: martha stewart (vintage girl)
doily: unknown
flowers: prima (princess), unknown
leaves: prima (white), unknown
ribbon: offray, american craft twine
inks: distress ink (spun sugar), Lindy's starburst (cape cod coral, salt water taffy, clam bake beige)
bling: flourish with a bling (pearl - copper, chloe-pink)
mask: the crafter's workshop (paradise)

thank you for stopping by and hope you can play along this month at scrap around the world:

The Great Outdoors: Family Reunion - CS #263 (layout #58)

I find Creative Scrappers sketches so much fun to work with, they are so versatile and I also seem to create the cutest layouts with their sketches.

Here is sketch #263:

And here is my take:

Supplies used:
papers: DCWV, bazill basics, bo bunny (camp-a-lot)
embellishments: bo bunny (camp-a-lot noteworthy), recolections, brads (unknown)
inks: Distress Ink (frayed burlap & forest moss)

hope you can play along:

Sunday, 16 March 2014

I will love you FOREVER and a day - March WW1 & A2Z Scraplet Challenge (layout 57)

This month White With 1 (WW1) and A2Z scraplets have teamed up!!!! Such exciting news since I absolutely love both!!!! March's WW1 is latte which is by far one of my most favorite colours to work with (mostly because i have a boy and I usually work with it).

Here is my take:

Supplies used:
paper: American Crafts (white cardstock), Bo Bunny (camp-a-lot dot)
paint: deco art (soft suede), painter's palette (tan)
ink: tattered angels (creme de chocolate)
mask: A2Z Scraplet (brick)
glitter: martha stewart (fine white)
journalling block: Bo Bunny (smoochable noteworthy)
title: My Mind's Eye (lost & found 2 sunshine)
stamp: amy tangerine
embossing powder: stampedous (opaque white)
tag: kaisercraft
brads & bling: unknown

Thank you for stopping by, I had so much fun creating this layout. This was the first layout I did after I finally finished a baby album (which took me two weeks to finish) so by the time it was time to create with my own pictures again I was so excited to jump in and get dirty!!!!

Hope you play along at White with 1:

And with A2Z scraplets:

Some more layouts this month (layout 54-56)

I am feeling so much better and as a result have been scrapping (I have been feeling the itch to get back to it). I have been working on layouts all this week and this weekend I focused more on monochrome layouts.

Summer (a nice two pager) (layout 52-53)

Baby album (Iayout 32-51) with matching card

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Get Well Soon - LCOM #61 (card)

About a month and a half ago at a family fun event, a friend of mine fell from an indoor rock climbing wall. She was rushed to hospital and since then has had three surgeries. As a community we decided to make meals for the family to help them out. I signed up for this week and made them a pork alfredo lasagna (made us one too - - so yummy) and decided I would make her a get well card to go along with the meal.

I used Let's Capture Our Memories Sketch #61 card sketch by Laura Whitaker:

And here is my take:

I changed it up a bit since I wanted a bright and cheery card (wanted her to smile) and because my sentiment is also bright I needed to put it on cardstock so it would stick out.

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

Saturday, 1 March 2014

I swear woman. . . - Canadian Scrapbook March Sketchy Challenge (layout 31)

Another fabulous sketch by Sue Sykes:
Mar 2014 Sketch

I was so inspired by this sketch that i got started right away and came up with this:

I took this picture over Christmas holidays at my parents annual Christmas Eve party. Natalie had a little too much to drink and Shane was trying to take her cup away, but as i snapped the picture it looked like he was going to slap her. So then it turned into a big joke that Natalie was so drunk that she had to be man handled to calm down (yes we had a lot of fun that night).

I turned the sketch so it would fit my picture :)

supplies used:
paper: DCWV (evergreen stack)
inks: distress pad (black soot), lindy's (lime)
border: k&company (glitter adhesive borders)
ribbon: recollections
journalling card: lilybeedesigns
brads: bo bunny (gold and silver brads)
bling/buttons/eyelets: unknown
other: heidi swapp (ephemera)

thank you for stopping by and hope you come and play this month:

Sheep on the road - LCOM #61 (layout 30)

Another fabulous sketch by Laura Whitaker:

And my take:

I just love the way this turned out!!!! I actually scrapped this photo a while ago as part of a 2-page layout documenting our road trip but I wanted to do another one for my son's album so he'll know how much I love him.

supplies used:
paper: dcwv (cardstock brights), k&company (ocean solid mat pad & actopus to zelephant)
alphas: 7 dots studio
washi tape: unknown
flourish: zva creative
inks: distress pads (spiced marmalade & frayed burlap), distress stain (peeled paint), tattered angles (pinecone)
chipboard: prima (craftsman)
flowers: harmonie

thank you for stopping by and hope you play along this month at Let's Capture our Memories: