Thursday, 26 June 2014

Fall Frolic - Stuck?! Sketches June 15 (layout 210)

Another fabulous sketch by the uber talented Laura Whitaker over at Stuck?! Sketches:

I kept pretty much with the sketch as i wanted the pictures to tell the story:

Supplies used:
paper: stampin' up (cardstock), Creative Imaginations (acorns), bo bunny (trail mix)
border: bazzill basics
spray: tattered angels (pinecone)
bling: flourish with a bling
flowers: petaloo, recollection
bingo card: simple storeis (take a hike)

Thank you for stopping by, hope you can play along this month at Stuck?! Sketches:

All Boy - ScrapMuch? June 20th (layout 209)

I was so excited when i saw this week's reveal because I saw file folders!!!!! (I know little things excited me) But the reason for my excitment is that a couple of weeks ago I was watching a how-to video on we r memory keepers envelope maker (which i've had since december and never used - - i know embarassing but the reason i never used it is because i never knew how to use it hence the video). But while I was watching the video it showed how you can make file folders with it (i know exciting right perfect for hidden journalling). Anyways so I saw file folders and actually opened my envelope maker to make file folders for this layout (so thank you for this sketch because if not it probably would've sat on my shelf for another 6 months).  This wonderful sketch that made me so giddy and excited is by Laura Whitaker:

Because this sketch made me happy, i needed photos that made me just as happy and I immediately thought of these pictures that I took of my son last month while he and our cat were playing together (they are seriously the best of friends and do everything together). I was changing the laundry and heard my son laughing uncontrollably and when i came into the living room he is laying on his blanket and the cat is above him and they are playing together, it was too cute i just had to snap a picture.

Supplies used:
paper: DCWV (summer dream)
we r memory keepers envelope punch (hooray)
punch: recollection
stickers/title/border: close to my heart
ink: distress paint (festive berries, chipped sapphire)

Thank you for stopping by and for your wonderful heartfelt comments, i truly do appreciate the time you spend, hope you can play along this month at ScrapMuch?:

Jamberry Easter - ScrapMuch? June 13 (layout 208)

I know I'm a couple of weeks behind but with renos and the wedding album I finished last week I just haven't had time to scrap for myself; however, today I was able to scrap for the majority of the day (one good point of my son waking up at 6am and all he wants to do is play independently). This week's sketch is by Laura Whitaker, which by the way if you have never worked with one of her sketches, you really should, they are so versatile and fun to play with!!!!

And my take:

Supplies used:
I cut a piece of cardboard with my circle cutter then pealed away the top layer (to expose the corrugated cardboard) then I painted it with Tim Holtz distress paint (spun sugar)
papers: martha stewart (vintage girl), teresa collins (save the date bouquet), paper pizazz (embossed hearts)
banner: heidi swapp (clear pop
flowers: dollar store
paperclip: doodlebug design (cute clip)
alphas: close to my heart
embellishment: doodlebug design (jellishments easter)

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

Thank you - LCOM #77 card

Although I really should be starting on Christmas cards (you know Christmas is less than 6 months away) but needed to make a thank you card for something i received in the mail this week and this Let's Capture Our Memories card sketch by page maps was so super cute I just couldn't resist:

My take:

Supplies used:
paper: DCWV (summer dream stack)
card: recollection
ribbon: ospray
flower: dollar store, kaisercraft
stamp: stampin' up
ink: tim holtz distress ink (peacock feathers)

Thank you for stopping by and for your wonderful comments (they make my day). Hope you can play along this month at LCOM:

Happy Birthday - LCOM #76 card

Ok I will be the first to admit that this week's Let's Capture Our Memories pagedraft card sketch intimidated me. However when i went back to it a couple of days later i was completely inspired (probably because I am going to my cousin's daughter party in two days and had to make her a card).

Here is the card sketch:

Here is my take:

I really like this card, I tried to make it more "grown up" because she's 5 now and apparently no longer a baby (tear). 

Supplies used:
paper: DCWV (celebration stack)
flowers: recollections, dollar store
leaves: unknown (had them forever in my stash)
number: doodlebug design (simple alpha)
stamp: stampin' up
ink: tim holtz distress ink (black soot)

Thank you for stopping by, hope you play along this month at Let's Capture Our Memories:

Candy Time - LCOM #76 (layout 207)

This week's Let's Capture Our Memories sketch is by pagedrafts, I like working with their sketches because they are so busy and force me to use up my stash (yay for my horders anonymous classes).

here is this week's sketch:

And my take:

As soon as i saw the sketch i thought of the pinata from my son's birthday last year, the kids were so excited to see a pinata and were even more excited that they could all pull a string to help open it. And to ensure everyone got the same amount of candy, i pre-made baggies with the same amount of candy/treats in it and everyone got one bag (even the adults)!!

Supplies used:
paper: DCWV (celebration stack)
alphas: doodlebug, pebbles
die-cuts: k&company (sesame street)
bling: dollar store
journalling: authentique (diction)
wood veneers: teresa collins (hello my name is)
paint: tim holtz distress paint (mowed lawn)

thank you for stopping by, you have until the end of the month to play along for a great prize:

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Backyard BBQ inspired wedding scrapbook (layout 187-206)

My cousin, David, is getting married next month and for their gift I made them a wedding scrapbook so when they get their photos back they can add them in. I took inspiration from their invitation (which I scrapped as the 1st page in the album). I am so happy with the way this turned out and hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Supplies used:
paper: american tradition design (elegant wedding), pebbles (seen & noted)
journaling cards: simple stories (homespun)
punches: martha stewart (heart), recollections (circle)
stickers: forever in time
ink: frayed burlap
alphas: pebbles (abc), karen foster
flowers: the little red ones i acutally got from a baby shower years ago, Jolee
chipboard flowers: misted with tattered angels (red punch), bazzill basics (hawaiian flower)
washi & pearl: dollar store
brads: unknown been in my stash forever
die-cuts: basic grey

thank you so much for stopping by, i really appreciate the love you share :)

Thursday, 12 June 2014

happy easter - ScrapMuch June Colour Challenge (layout 185-186)

Last month I never got around to it but this month the colours were too fabulous to not pass up:

Here is my take:

sorry for the terrible photo, it's so dark and dreary here today

Supplies used:
paper: echo park (dots & stripes emerald small dot), simple stories (snap teal dot), my mind's eye (find your wings zig zag), studio calico (sundrifter pocahontas), authentique (promise)
embellishments: doodlebug design (chunky brads, jellishments easter), be & my big idea (bunnies rhinestones), karen foster (happy easter stickers), bling unknown

thank you for stopping by and hope you can play this month at ScrapMuch?:

Autumn (layout 184)

Boys will be Boys - Canadian Scrapbooker June Sketchy Challnege (layout 183)

Another month means another fabulous sketch by the uber talented Sue Sykes:
June 2014 Sketch

Here is my take:

Journaling reads: I wanted to get some pictures of Kyle in the leaves before the weather turned too cold (here only half the leaves fall then it starts to snow then the rest of the leaves fall) so there is no point in raking leaves in the fall because you just have to do it again in the spring (or whenever the snow decides to melt). It was quite cold in October so the one day it was sunny I bundled Kyle up and we went outside. My parents were here for a visit (as it was almost his birthday) so they also came outside with us. We grabbed the rake and raked the leaves into a pile and then put Kyle in the pile of leaves. He threw the leaves around for a couple of minutes then thought it would be more fun to have a leaf fight with grandpa. Grandpa also taught him how to rake up the leaves but Kyle again thought it was more fun to rake the leaves at grandpa rather than into a pile. The two of them then managed to rake the leaves into a pile, only to jump into them and throw the leaves everywhere. I gave up the idea of having “perfect” fall pictures and instead just started snapping away while my dad and son played . . . I think these pictures turned out much better. It was really nice seeing my dad laugh so hard. Unfortunately, we couldn’t stay outside too long as it was getting much too cold and we were all shivering.
October 9, 2013
Our front yard, Muriel Lake, Alberta

Supplies used: 
paper: Harmonie (bella bohemia baroque, rosettes)
title: creative imaginations 
chipboard: a2z scraplets
paint: tim holtz distress paint (vintage photo)
embellishments: we r memory keepers, k&company

Thank you for stopping by and hope you can play along this month at Canadian Scrapbooker sketchy challenge:

Sunday, 8 June 2014

one more layout from this weekend (layout 182)

Supplies used:
paper: dcwv (summer dream)
mask: tim holtz layering stencil (bulap)
sticker: k&company
journaling card: imaginisce (endless summer)
stitching stencil: stampin' up
title: unknown

Summer Vacation???? - ScrapMuch Sketch-y Friday June 6 (layout 180-181)

Here is this week's ScrapMuch sketch-y friday sketch by the very talented Laura Whitaker:

I am a huge 2-page sketch and this one is no exception, it was such a fun sketch to play with and can be altered so many ways!!! I took the circle and turned it into a pie chart, changed the title so it hugged the circle, and added journaling but besides that i pretty much stayed true to the sketch:

Supplies used:
paper: dcwv (summer dream)
alphas: thickers (foil sentiment, dear lizzy splendid, goodness chipboard, serenade puffy letter)
flowers: unknown
journaling card: studio calico

thank you for stopping by and hope you can play along this month at Scrap Much?:

grandpa's work - Stuck?! Sketches June 1st challenge (layout 179)

June 1st Stuck?! Sketches revealed their newest sketch but as I was working on a baby album wasn't able to scrap until this weekend. Their June 1st sketch is by Laura Whitaker:

This was such a fun sketch to play with but needed to alter it so that I could fit 3 pictures. This sketch is in my favorites and I will definitely be using it again:

Supplies used: 
papers: dcwv (summer dream)
sewing: seweasy, dmc floss
alphas: thickers (foil sentiment)
embellishment: prima (chipboard), crate paper (boys rule ephemera pack)

thank you for stopping by and your wonderful comments, hope you can play along at Stuck?!:

Hello Baby - LCOM #75 card

I usually don't make cards but since I just finished a baby album for my husband's co-worker and he is giving it to her tomorrow I thought it would be nice to have a matching card to go with it so I used Let's Capture Our Memories card sketch this week to make a baby card. Here is this week's sketch by Laura Whitaker:

And my take on the card:

Supplies used:
paper: paper salon (glad rags tic tac toe), DCWV (nana's nursery), DCWV (summer dream)
ink: tim holtz distress pad (black soot)
sticker: unknown
stamp: stampin' up (teeny tiny wishes)

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

Rest time - LCOM #75 (layout 178)

Another Saturday which means a new sketch from Let's Capture our Memories. This week's sketch is from Laura Whitaker:

Here is my take:

This was such a fun sketch to play with!!!!

Supplies used:
Papers: DCWV (summer dream stack)
alpha: thickers (foil sentiment)
flowers: kaisercraft, unknown
die-cuts: recollections
ink: tim holtz distress pad (weathered wood)

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

Saturday, 7 June 2014

...and away we GO... - DCWV June stack-a-holic challenge (layout 177)

Another month means another DCWV stack-a-holic challenge:

A couple of weeks ago when we went camping for may long weekend I went to a scrapbooking store in Sherwood Park (Scrapbook Memories & More) and they had a garage sale/consignment sale. I got so many goodies but my favorite find was finding DCWV's Summer Dream Stack (with no pages missing for $4). I absolutely love this stack because it has nice bright bold patterns just perfect for summer layouts (and i always seem to take so many pictures during the summer so am ALWAYS on the lookout for fun summer papers). So when I saw this sketch i just knew i wanted to use my new stack:

This was such a fun sketch to play with!!!!!

Papers: DCWV (summer dream stack)
spinner: little yellow bicyle
stitiching: sew easy with flourish head and hand-stitiched with dmc floss
glitter: martha stewart (fine glitter)
frame: fancy pants (be loved)
word: jillibean soup (yellow happy)
word: fancy pants (nautical ephemera)
paint: distress paint (salty ocean)
pearls: kaisercraft

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

Baby Album (layout 157-176)

Last week, my husband called me from work and asked if I could make one of his co-workers a baby album. His co-worker had seen me put my scrapbooking scraps on freecycle and asked my husband if I was getting out of scrapping (he was quite concerned). I explained how my scrap container was getting out of control so i went through my scraps and was going to donate it to a local non-profit organization. He then went on to explain how his co-worker wanted to get into scrapbooking and how she hasn't put any of her baby's photos into an album (her baby is now 16 months). My husband asked her if she would like me to make her a baby album - she was super excited. After becoming her friend on facebook and conversations back and forth about theme/colours this is what i came up with: