Thursday, March 31, 2016

My BFF Layout

My daughter had a playdate so I got to scrap all afternoon. Whoohoo!

I've been loving all the sketches this month at Sketch-N-Scrap. This one was on my to do list but I didn't think I would get to it before the deadline - but I did, and I love how it turned out!

I'm also playing along at The Paper Girls. Challenge #100 is all about "The Paper Girls" so I went with the friendship theme.
Lasting Memories is having an Oscar theme this month. I'm joining the Glitter and Glam week. I wasn't sure if I should do the "Black Tie Affair" since we are dressed so nicely but I like all the glitter on the page and how glammed up we are! (Zoom in to see the sparkly flowers!)
Paper - We R Memory Keepers: Madame Royale
Letters - Fancy Pants: Me-ology (large letters I used a black sharpie over the hot pink)
Embroidery thread
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Be Awesome Layout

Another rare layout of my husband and I. I can't wait for the lake this summer!

I was inspired by the challenge at Scrap Our Stash. I used graph paper (the white paper), hearts and ink.
I also chose my picture and the blue paper according to the challenge at Challenge Yourself.
The blue paper has chevrons.

Paper - Jen Hadfield: Cottage Living and DIY Home
Blue paper - Pink Paislee: Pen Pals
Stickers - Bella Blvd: Valentina
Doily - Dollarama
Black Ink
Blue twine

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Imagine Layout - Sketches In Thyme DT

Jenessa Franco at Sketches In Thyme has designed this great sketch. It was perfect for this picture and to practice my mixed media technics.

Here is the sketch:

Paper, Gems, Feather Stamp & Embellishments - Bo Bunny: Beautiful Dreamer
Title - Creative Embellishments
Flowers - Prima & Handmade
Gold Embellishments - American Crafts: Thickers Beautiful 79
Date - Fancy Pants: Me-ology
Splatter Stamp - Stampers Anonymous: Tim Holtz
Purple Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Victorian Velvet
Black Ink - Hampton Art
Dot Stamp - Stampin' Up
Gold Paint - Deco Art: Splendid Gold
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Gold Thread - Dollarama
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have time to participate in the challenge this week!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Bloom Layout

Can't wait for the weather to look like these pictures!

I was inspired by the Scrappy Friends challenge. Here is Brenda's sketch. I flipped most of the sketch so the people in my pictures faced the center.

For Rochelle's challenge I chose to use polka dots in the ribbon.
For Kelly's challenge I used the colours in the mood board and flowers.
Paper - DCWV: The Blue Citrus Stack
Ribbon - Michael's
Stickers - Bella Blvd: Just Add Colour
Black Ink (outlining)
Butterfly - the stash
Font - Silhouette Store: Paprika
Black card stock
Date - Recollections
Embroidery thread
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Saturday, March 26, 2016

I Am Happy Layout

This photo is from a family wedding in a tent on the farm. Pig roast, giant cauldrons of corn on the cob and near the end - pouring rain. Glad I got this pic and that the rain held off until the end.

I used a sketch from Scrapbook Steals Midweek Mojo Challenge: Lily #7.

Paper & Embellishments - Simple Stories: I Am
Ribbon - Bo Bunny: You're Invited Ephemera
Background paper - Bazzil Basics: Crystal Blue
Title - Simple Stories: diy words
Yellow paint - Tim Holtz: Fossilized Amber
White Paint - Liquitex Gesso
Gold Paint on title - DecoArt: Splendid Gold
Date stamp

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

I'm Peppa Pig Layout

My daughter loves the show Peppa Pig. I got her this necklace for Christmas with a Peppa on it. The best part of her watching the show is all the British English she is picking up. She started using it in her everyday speech which I found amusing. I remember one day she said, "Oh Mommy, you are so clever!". She cracks me up.

I used a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap. It is from their Throwback Thursday Challenge #2.

Paper - Elle's Studio: Love You More
Title - AC Thickers: Kitten
Subtitle - Lawn Fawn: Acorn Brown
Frame - Heidi Swapp
Red Paint - Craft Smart: Bright Red
Enamel Hearts/Clips/Arrow - MME Now & Then Izzy Smile, Necessities Reds, Jubilee Mint Julep
Sticker - Simple Stories: You & Me
Date - the stash
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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Legoland Layout

We had such a blast at LEGOLAND. It is perfect for a four-year-old.

This sketch is perfect for showcasing a bunch of photos that wouldn't be worthy of their own page but work great together. I used the layout at the Midweek Mojo Lily #6 Challenge at Scrapbook Steals. I made the lego brick cut file so if anyone wants to have it, I can send it by email. Just leave me a comment:)

Paper - Pink Paislee: Atlas
Letters - Fancy Pants: Hot Pink (coloured with black Sharpie)
Embellishments - Bella Blvd (5 different sets)
Cardstock - from the stash
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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Carpe Diem Layout

I ordered some Simple Stories stuff with a gift certificate I had and wanted to play with it right away. I also have some kid-free time so here is the result from this morning:

I love this sketch from Stuck?! Sketches. I stayed true to the sketch because why mess with a good thing?

I'm also participating in the Paper Issues weekend crop in their Facebook group. I'm entering the flower challenge with this one.

Background Paper - Recollections: Wood Grain
Center Papers - Simple Stories: Life In Color & Life Documented
Rik rak - Michael's
Green Ribbon - Studio Calico
Chipboard - Simple Stories: SNAP! Life Documented
Stickers - Simple Stories: SNAP! Carpe Diem
Flowers - Michael's
Yellow Paint - Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Fossilized Amber
Red Paint - Craft Smart: Bright Red
Tools - Creative Memories Corner Rounder & Martha Stewart Circle Cutter

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Love My Stuffies Layout

This stuffie tiger is so cute. Memère made him some pants and matching pajamas for my daughter. The best part is he make sounds when you squeeze him, including toots! He is a big hit with the four-year-old crowd.

I used the sketch in this month's DCWV Scrap-a-holic Challenge. I turned it sideways and drew on the stitching. I even managed to keep the title going the same direction as the sketch.

I'm also participating in the challenge at Simon Says Stamp. This month's theme is Cute and Cuddly. What isn't more cute and cuddly than stuffies?
Paper - DCWV: Kidlet Stack
Love Title - Amy Tangerine Thickers: Today
Date - Doodlebug: Jack and Jill Black
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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Good Times Layout

I love the look of cut backgrounds with paper pieced in. I'm so glad I finally got to try it out.

I used the sketch at the Midweek Mojo Challenge Lily #5b for inspiration.
I used a cut file from Just Nick called Crazy Daisy for the background and the Happy Times file from Juliana Michaels for the title.
Paper - American Crafts: My Girl
Green Background Paper - ki: Fancy Free Paper Pad
Title - Grey Cardstock from the stash
Cut Files - Just Nick Crazy Daisy & Juliana Michaels Happy Times
Embroidery Thread
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Friday, March 11, 2016

Lucky Us Layout

I love this picture of the cousins. They thought it was fun helping my daughter go down the slide.

Let's Get Sketchy has this awesome sketch this month and a cut file. I used both to put this together.

I'm also participating in the Anything Goes Challenge at Clique Kits.
There is also a challenge at Pinkfresh Studio this month where you need to add dimension to a project. I used dimensional stickers, Thickers and texture paste to accomplish this effect.
Paper - DCWV: Honey Chic Stack
Texture Paste - Ranger
Yellow colour - Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Fossilized Amber
Title - AC Amy Tangerine: Today
Gesso - Liquitex
Stencil - Teresa Collins: Signature Essentials
Black Watercolour
Stickers - Recollections Dimensional Stickers
Green words - Bella Blvd: Playdate
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Sweet Life Layout

I got a new camera for Christmas so I was taking pictures of everything trying to learn all the settings. I happened to get this decent picture of all the baking that my mother-in-law bakes herself. So yummy! I also love how I found some paper to match the tablecloth in the photo.

I used this month's sketch from My Creative Sketches.

I'm also playing along at Simon Says Stamp - A Bit O Green.
Paper - Recollections or DCWV (not sure): Christmas
Letters - American Crafts Thickers: Beautiful #79
Stampin' Up Tag Punch
Gems - Leeza Gibbons: Wishes & Dreams
Photo Corners - Dollarama
Cupcake Chipboard - DCWV: The Sweet Stack set
Embroidery Thread - the stash
Sticker at top - Wilton: Cupcake Combo
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Monday, March 7, 2016

Silly Kids Layout

I love these silly kiddos. I'm going to miss this age.

I used the sketch from the Midweek Mojo Challenge Lily #4.


I'm also entering the Rainbow Challenge #99 at The Paper Girls.

I am also joining the color challenge at Scrap Much? You need to use 4 of the colours below. I used all but the purple.

Paper - American Crafts: Hashtag Summer Memories
Blue Cardstock - the stash
Picture Stickers - Doodlebug: Flower Box
Word Stickers - Bella Blvd: Tiny Tots
Letters - Bella Blvd: Just Add Color
Date - Basic Grey: Olivia

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Tiger Time Layout

My friend Danielle Serceau took these amazing photos of my daughter dressed up for Halloween at the lake. Each picture she took was fabulous so I continue to scrap this topic because I want to use each picture.

I saw Bev Code's sketch at Let's Get Sketchy and knew right away I needed to use it. One of my goals is to get better at mixed media so I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.

The other exciting thing about this layout is that I used my new Silhouette Cameo!!! I got it for my birthday so I've been playing with it all weekend. I found an SVG of the tiger paws, converted it to jpeg and cut it. It was interesting trying to remove it from the sticky mat and onto my layout because those claws were so small they wanted to stick more to my fingers.
Paper - Recollections: Basics Bold
Texture Paste - Ranger: Tim Holtz
Stencil - Clear Scraps: Stones
Paint to tint paste - Artists Delight Acrylic
Stamp - Tim Holtz: Stampers Anonymous
Black Ink - Hampton Art
Letters - American Crafts: Pajamas Thickers
Leaves - Fiskars: Ferns Punch
Dots on Leaves - Stampin' Up Stamp
Green Ink
Embroidery Thread
Brads - from stash
Tiger Paws - black cardstock, Silhouette Cameo
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