Thursday, December 31, 2015

Take Off Layout

I thought I could get this layout done by the time the linky closed, but I was 30 seconds too late. Oh well. At least I got to tinker with it a bit longer and get a better picture.
I used a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap.
Paper & Tags - Pink Paislee: Atlas
Title - Belle Blvd: Simply Spring
Subtitle - Glitz: 77
Airplane - Dollarama
Arrow Punch - Stampin' Up
White Paint - Mr. Huey's
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Happiest Season Layout - DT Sketches in Thyme

There are some great sketches this month at Sketches in Thyme. I chose to do sketch 175 by Brenda.

Here is the sketch:

I used a kit from Fancy Pants: Oh Deer. The ribbon is Studio Calico and the title is Mambi. I used a white American Crafts marker for the writing.
Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Story Goes Like This Layout

This was a tricky challenge but now that I'm done, I really like how it turned out. I joined the Scrappy Friends challenge.

The sketch was from GrandDiva's Creative Corner.

The colours are from Creating with Paper and More. The only colour I didn't use was the second from the top.
The Tic Tac Toe challenge is at Rochelle Spears. I went down the right side with a tag, thread and handmade flowers.

I am also entering this project into the Scrap Our Stash Challenge #33. I used the following:
D - DCWV paper ("Story Goes Like This" image)
I - Ink marker (flower around hole on tag)
E - Embroidery thread
C - Craft Smith paper
U - Ultra fine pen for journaling, letter U in title
T - Tag
S - Stickers
Background Paper - Fancy Pants: Me-ology
Papers - Craft Smith: Tea Party, DCWV: Snapshot Stack & Violet Leaf Stack, MME: Just Sayin'
Gold Stickers - MME: Niche
Gold Paint - DecoArt
Embroidery Thread
Handmade Flowers
Gold Ink - American Crafts metallic marker
Black Ink - Ultra fine pen
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 28, 2015

The Future Is Bright Layout

I just love this cute little picture of my daughter. I decided to use the mood board at Scrap Around the World to inspire a layout.

I was inspired to use the words as my title. I chose a picture of my daughter when she was 7 months old as her entire future is ahead of her and she is "bright" in every sense of the word. I love the colours and included them in the layout. I also had a mason jar die cut and macaroon chipboard that matched the board. I used circles like the champagne flutes and used some leaves that matched the shapes in the first image. And of course flowers!

I'm also entering the challenge at Clique Kits which is Anything Goes.
Papers - American Crafts: Amy Tangerine
Embellishments - MME: Now & Then - Mildred
Flowers - Prima
Stencil - Bo Bunny: Whimsy
Texture Paste - Ranger
Paint - Deco Art: Splendid Gold
Gold Ink - American Crafts: Metallic Ink Marker
Letters - Basic Grey: Mellow
Doily - Michael's
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Jenny Layout

I really like the sketch for the Stack-a-holic Challenge this month at DCWV. I chose to scrap the picture my sister-in-law sent me after we sent her some fun mail.

Here is the sketch:
I used the Jolly Whimsy Stack and a page from the Home for Christmas Stack for the background. The ornaments are Mambi Chips. I did a blanket stitch around the triangles. Holy time consuming! However, I could've just stitched the visible spots to save time. I used a plastic mesh to space out my stitches and three strands of embroidery thread.
I'm also entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Clique Kits.
There is also a December Holiday theme at Paper Issues: Owl I Want For Christmas.
Finally, I am entering the challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge. The requirement is to scrap a memory of Christmas past with some journaling.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

My Little Butterfly Layout - DT Picture This!

I picked up some more work lately which has really taken away from my scrap time but I used some of my extra cash for new supplies! See how everything works out?! I used some of those new supplies on this layout for Picture This! The challenge is to use 1 photo + green + butterfly + flower cluster. My green is more of a teal but there are a few true green gems in there.

All the paper is from the Bo Bunny: Sweet Life collection. The giant butterfly is a part of the paper on another sheet so I cut it out and pasted it to the dot sheet. The butterfly was also white so I used watercolours to paint it to match the butterfly on my daughter's face. I added some blue glitter glue. I blended some Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink around the picture so it would stand out.
Hope you are feeling inspired to play along!
I am also entering this layout in the Anything Goes challenge at Clique Kits.

Paper - Bo Bunny: Sweet Life
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Chipped Sapphire
Butterflies - Creative Embellishments
Letters (butterfly) - American Crafts 140 Emma
Letters (little) - Echo Park: For the Record 2
Letters (my) - Glitz: 77
Flowers & gems - the stash
Blue glitter glue
Watercolour paints
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Precious Layout - Picture This! Blog Hop

Hello everyone! I'm excited to be a part of my first blog hop!

Welcome to the Lets Get Sketchy/Picture This “My One Word” Blog Hop. You should have come from Brenda's blog. If you have stumbled across this by chance and want to play along then you can head back to the Let's Get Sketchy site to start at the beginning and to start collecting your challenge words. These words should be bold on each DT member’s blog. My words are "to make".

The word I chose for my project is “PRECIOUS”. This picture is of my daughter, niece and 2nd cousin. We have so many girl babies joining our family but they won't stay small for long so I'm glad I got a picture of them together. The large butterflies are punched and I used a gold marker to draw on them. Then I folded the wings around a pencil to give them some shape. The smaller butterflies I traced from a die cut that didn't match so I could have a variety of sizes.

Papers - Heidi Swapp
Title & Lattice - Creative Embellishments
Arrow - American Crafts: Gold Arrows #9
Paint - DecoArt: Splendid Gold
Gold Marker - American Crafts: Metallic Marker Gold
Flower - Michaels
Butterfly Punch - ek success
Distress Tool - Tim Holtz

Next up on the hop is Sue. Make sure you hop on over to her blog to check out the wonderful inspiration she has for you. Don’t forget, each team member has a word hidden somewhere on their page. Please grab all the words for your chance at an extra prize! My words are "to make".

Remember to play along in our hop challenge to win the wonderful prize from our sponsor, Creative Embellishments! I used some of their products in my project - I love their chipboard! If you get lost along the way, head on back over to Let’s Get Sketchy for the line up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Best Gift Is Family Layout - DT Picture This!

Having some scrappy withdrawal. Between picking up some more work, bronchitis, and birthday/Christmas prep, I've had no time to scrap. But I got this layout done for the December challenge at Picture This! The challenge is to use 3 photos + Christmas tree + frame Christmas colours. Hope you can join us in the fun!

I sprayed the page with some white paint but it is hard to see with the lighting. I kind of like the sparkles more than the paint. The paint also doesn't dry on this glitter paper so if anyone knows the trick to make it dry or seal it, pass it on!

I'm also entering this layout at the December challenge at Paper Issues: Owl I Want For Christmas.

Paper - Recollections: Fa la la la Stack
Borders - Ki Company
Buttons, string, gold cord, letters, sequins - the stash
Paint - Mr. Huey's White
Heart Punch - Martha Stewart

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 30, 2015

4 Little Monkeys Layout - Sketches in Thyme DT

Hello! Here is my first Smash Up layout for Sketches in Thyme. You can choose one, two, three or all four sketches to play with. I chose sketch #172. I made a sketch of all four sketches and was all ready to really smash them up, but then once my pictures and papers were chosen, I realized I was better off just sticking with the main elements of #172.

I'm also entering this layout in the Anything Goes challenge at Clique Kits.

Paper - We R Memory Keepers: White Out Collection - Nonsense
Tags & Upper Monkeys - Recollections Die Cuts
Lower Monkey - Sassafras: Fuzzy Friends Felties
Corners - Black Cardstock
Large Letters - Doodlebug: Jack & Jill Black
Small Letters - Making Memories
Number 4 - Dollarama
Embroidery Thread
Black Sharpie

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

I'm Lucky Layout - DT Picture This!

The second challenge at Picture This! this month is to use 1 photo + cardstock + gold.

I saw this sketch at Paper Issues: Sketchy Saturday and right away wanted to work with it.

I flipped the sketch around as my photo looked better on the other side. I wanted to use the frames in the paper stack but they were too small so I just drew one on with a gold gel pen and a stencil.
I'm also entering this layout in the anything goes challenge at Clique Kits.
Cardstock - sei: Corinne Raincloud
Papers - DCWV: Handy Dandy Stack
Letters - Thickers
Lucky Word - Simple Stories diy Stickers
Gold Chipboard - Heidi Swapp Foil Chipboard Shapes
Other Gold Embellishments - My Mind's Eye: Now & Then Mildred
Gold Paint: Deco Art
Gold Gel Pen
Fiskars Stencil For Frame
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Day Layout - DT Picture This!

This week at Picture This! the challenge is to use scraps + die cuts + buttons. Right away I went to my most used kits which complement each other well - Doodlebug: Flower Box and Bella Blvd: Playdate. They are basically just scraps now! I punched all the monotone papers with a Martha Stewart heart punch to make the rainbow. The black page is from Craft Smith. The die cut is the title. It is from MME: The Sweetest Thing collection. Obviously, I made a good dent in the button stash!

I am also submitting this layout to the challenge at Scrap Around the World. The mood board has so many beautiful colours I decided to use them all. I also really liked those hearts in the bottom picture.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tranquil Layout

I love this picture so much. It is the lake where my husband vacationed as a kid which is close to where we vacation now. The lake is never this calm and I can never take decent pictures with my phone. Everything just somehow worked out. I included some lyrics to one of my favourite songs.

I was inspired by the sketch at Scrap Our Stash #31. I love how simple it is - perfect for a tranquil page. The pink brads fit the requirement to include metal in the layout.

I also jumped into the challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge. This month you have to create a layout in an hour. This is definitely a challenge for me but it's so nice sometimes to just get a layout done quickly.

Yellow paper - DCWV: Blue Citrus Stack
Blue paper - Stampin' Up
Note paper - DCWV: Marquee Stack
Brads, flowers, letters, ribbon, stickers - my stash

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Love To Sing Layout

I went to take out the recycling one day and my daughter followed me with her microphone. She was mid-song and just kept on going. She set-up in the middle of the driveway and put on a show for the whole neighbourhood. Only problem was that it was very early in the morning and I don't think anyone was appreciating it!

I was inspired by the sketch at Stuck?! Sketches this month. I love those diagonal lines.

Paper - Pink Paislee: Hello Sunshine
Rainbow Sticker - Doodlebug: Flower Box
Pink Phrase Sticker - MME: The Sweetest Thing
Pink Letters - Bella Blvd: Sophisticates Piggy Punch High 5 Alphas
Notebook Punch - Stampin' Up
Stars, Cloud, Tag, String, Ribbon, Notes - from the stash
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Lake Trick or Treat Layout

A highlight of the last few summers has been the costume parade at the lake. My daughter has so much fun with the other kids coming up with a costume and then collecting candy.

I'm playing along in the Scrap-a-holic Challenge at DCWV. The sketch is as follows:

I was very grateful to receive a Spooky Delights Stack and wanted to play with it. I can't believe how similar some of my ideas were to the design team's in regards to paper choices so I guess that means I'm on the right track. The extra die cuts are from Imaginesense and the ribbon is from Michael's.
I am also playing along at the Clique Kits challenge which is Anything Goes this month.
Finally, I'm joining in the challenge at The Paper Girls which has a Halloween theme.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Halloween Layout

These little cuties just had to be scrapped. I love that my daughter wanted to be a tiger.

I am playing along at The Paper Girls this month with the theme of Halloween.

I'm also playing along at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Monster Mash. I included some photo bombing monsters.

Finally, I'm joining the Fan-atics challenge at Paper Issues. One interpretation of the challenge could be to link-up Halloween projects.

Everything is from the Doodlebug Monster Mania kit except the orange paper which is DCWV Spooky Delight and the title from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Tea For Two Layout

I'm entering the Scraptober Fest Challenge with this layout. It is a combo of four challenges. I started with the colour challenge, selected papers to go with the sketch, found a photo with me in it and then struggled to get the washi tape in there. I only have a few washi tapes so it was a challenge to make something work. I was pretty happy to get to dig into our vacation pictures too. To bad that teapot looks like it is balancing on my daughter's head!

Here is a summary of the challenges:

Here is the sketch:

I used all the colours in the colour combo:
Here is the link to the 2 different washi tapes. I used brown tape on the sides and polka dot tape across the tag on the top.

MME: Now & Then - Mildred and Dorothy
DCWV: Blue Citrus Stack
Fancy Pants: Hot Pink Letters
Fancy Pants: Me-ology Tea Cup Die Cut
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Dollarama Washi Tape
Doodlebug: Flower Box Washi Tape

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Loft Bed Layout

Last fall I built my daughter her loft bed. She loved that I painted it her favourite colours and that it had a fort underneath (yeah Ikea!). I also found an Ikea hack where the storage bins become stairs. I slept better at night knowing she didn't have to take the ladder down in the dark.

I used sketch #115 at My Scraps and More for inspiration. I wanted to try some new stuff/techniques so this was the perfect sketch. I used texture paste with a stencil and a distress tool for the first time.
Background Paper - Recollections
Arrow Papers - DCWV: Honey Chic Stack
Purple Paper - Fancy Pants: Dancing Girl
Pink Paper - Making Memories: Pink with White Glitter Dots
Letters - Basic Grey: Mellow Mauve
Glitter - Recollections: Neon Purple
Punch - Fiskars
Stencil - DCWV 12 x 12
Texture Paste - Ranger
Distressing - Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Buttons & Gems & Numbers - Dollarama
Embroidery Thread
Black Sharpie

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Love Makes The World Go Round Layout - DT Picture This!

This week Picture This! is hosting a fun challenge. It is to use 2 photos + polka dots + family. Trying to find two pictures of my family that kind of go together was near impossible. So I chose a family picture (with additional astronaut) from our trip to the Kennedy Space Centre this summer and one of me in front of the globe at the entrance.

This was also one of those layouts where the paper and embellishments you start with are not the same as the ones you end with. I scoured the stash to find space related items and found the title that matched the space and family theme. Then I found the map paper and my star stamp and I was set.
Black polka dots - Pebbles: basics
Map paper and arrows - DCWV: The Great Vacation Stack
Yellow paper frames - DCWV: The Homeroom Stack
Chipboard flourish and tag - Scrap Works: Magpie Collection
Title - DCWV: Vellum Quote Stack
Ric Rak - Echo Park: For The Record 2
Yellow cardstock
Black ink
Star stamp

I hope you've been inspired to play along! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fall Layout

I joined the Scrappy Friends challenges for this layout.

The sketch can be found at Grand Diva's Creative Corner.

The Tic Tac Toe challenge can be found at Rochelle Spears. I went down the middle with leaves, lots of brown and a date stamp in the middle on the right.
I used the shades of brown from the mood board at Creating with Paper and More. I think my yellow leaves also look like the feathers:)

I am also joining the Anything Goes challenge at Clique Kits.
Background Paper - Scrapworks: Canvas Collection Citrus Grove
Green Paper - Scenic Route Paper Co.: Harvest Small Daisies
Yellow Paper & Sparkly Brown - stash
Gold Paper - Dollarama
All other paper - ki Memories: 1930 Gradeful Multi Stripe
Fiskars punch for leaves
Tags/Stickers - October Afternoon: Apple Cider
Title - American Crafts #127
Bow - stash

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Practice Makes Perfect Layout

Nothing like getting layouts done at the last minute! I saw this sketch and thought of this magazine cover that was given to us by my daughter's soccer team photographer. It is so large I wasn't sure how I was going to scrap it but this worked really well. It was fun to do a two-pager for a change of pace.

The sketch is from Let's Scrap Sketches.

Black & white paper - DCWV: Honey Chic Stack
Red swirl paper - from the stash
All other papers - American Crafts: Hello, Sunshine
Title - DCWV: Quick Quotes Vellum
Stickers - Dollarama

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Autumn Layout

Today I scrapped a picture of my daughter shucking corn - one piece at a time.

I was inspired by the sketch at Sketchabilities.

I also love the mood board at Berry 71 Bleu. The challenge is to incorporate the colours orange, brown and gold with layers of leaves.
October 2015 Challenge

I'm also playing along with the Anything Goes challenge at Clique Kits.

Papers (not including background) - October Afternoon: Apple Cider
Yellow paint - Tim Holtz: Fossilized Amber
Gold paint - DecoArt: Splendid Gold
Daisies - Stampin' Up
Chipboard title and leaves: Creative Embellishments
Helpful sticker: MME: Collectable
Embroidery thread
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

White, Pink & Teal Wedding Layout - GD Scrap It With A Song

I'm happy to be guest designer for Scrap It With A Song this month. The song choice this month is "Relax, Take It Easy" or "White Wedding". I had a few pictures left from my brother's wedding so I chose White Wedding.

I love the colour scheme my sister-in-law chose for the wedding so I used it on the layout and then thought it was fun to include it in the title. The ceremony was in front of a giant window which was beautiful but terrible for my pictures. I chose to do a busier layout so the poor picture quality was less obvious.

Products used:
Background papers: Bo Bunny - a gift of love - Alissa Spunky & Alissa Love You
White paper: The Paper Company - Iced White
Heart Stickers: My Mind's Eye - Now & Then
Words: Authentique - Diction
Letters: Simple Stories - SNAP and Making Memories
Green string: Gimp
White string: embroidery floss
Flowers: Recollections and Michaels
Lace, pearls and black flowers : from the stash
Fiskars heart stencil
Black ink

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Note to Self Layout

Here is a picture of me riding one of my daughter's toys at the lake. Not sure who caught me doing this but it was the perfect size picture for this layout!

I'm loving this layout. Every time I walk past it I can see it sparkling. I was inspired by the sketch at Challenge Yourself #22.

I have also joined the challenge at Scrap Our Stash. The idea is to use an item for each letter in the word INKS. Here is my list:
I - ink (around tags)
N - notebook paper
K - knots (embroidery thread bows)
S - stars, sticker letters

There is also an Anything Goes challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp. I've linked this up to play along.
Paper - Pink Paislee: Hello Sunshine
Black letters - Echo Park: For the Record 2
Pink letters - Bella Blvd: Playdate kit
Frames - Heidi Swapp
Enamel Dots - MME: Now & Then - Dorothy
Grey on tags - Tim Holtz ink: Weathered Wood
Embroidery thread, stars, swirls: from the stash
Hole punch
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Smile Layout - Picture This! DT

I'm so excited to be a member of the design team at Picture This! This month the challenge is to use 3 pictures, chipboard and a stamp. I had a bunch of close-ups of my daughter at her 4th birthday party which were perfect for the layout I had in mind.

I used supplies from My Mind's Eye: My Girl. The large title, camera and photo corners are chipboard and I stamped the date on the bottom. I sketched out the boxes, cut and pasted the papers/photos and did a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine with grey thread. Then I added embellishments and brown embroidery thread.

I hope you will join us in the challenge this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Buddy the Elf Layout

I've had this sketch on my board all month but due to other commitments, I didn't have time until now to get it done. I love this sketch and am so happy I got to work with it before the challenge closed.
This is our kindness elf named Buddy. I found the idea for a kindness elf here. I sewed him according to a pattern I found here. Everyday before Christmas he would present my daughter with an idea to be kind. We had so much fun with Buddy. Hopefully, I will be able to post the calendar with all our kindness ideas and scenes.

The sketch is from My Scraps and More Sketches #113.

I am also playing along at Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes.
Red tree paper - Craft Smith: Christmasville
Yellow paper - Martha Stewart: Essentials
Stripe paper - Recollections: Fa La La La Paper Pad
Rik rak - K & Company: Very Merry Borders
Red letters - Doodlebug: 649 Ladybug/Candy Apple
Green letters - from the stash
Yellow thread
Scallop scissors
Punch bunch for splats
Thanks for stopping by!