Monday, February 29, 2016

Ready, Set, Panda Layout - DT Sketches In Thyme

My sister-in-law threw an awesome panda party for my nephew. This was the chopstick race. It was hilarious watching them wear their masks and try to run while pinching a marshmallow. I made this layout for the Smash Up at Sketches In Thyme.

I smashed together Rochelle's sketch and then used the border from Shawn's sketch.

Doodlebug: Spring & Color Wheel
Pink Paper - Echo Park: Summer Days
Black Letters - Doodlebug: Jack & Jill
Pink Letters, small butterfly & caption - Bella Blvd

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Snake Layout

My mother-in-law bought this snake game for the grandkids to play at her house. They love it because you have to balance them or else they fall all over the place.

I used this sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap. I love how simple it is and I was able to get this done fairly quickly which never happens for me.

I dug deep in the stash for this one which makes it even more satisfying. I layered two different sets of Bella Blvd letters. Love how their letters work together like that. I used a flourish from an animal set as a stencil and used paper that matched my layout. I inked the sides and stamped them with dots. My daughter really wanted a button on the "e" so it looked like snake eyes:)
Solid papers - Recollections: Basic Bold
Background paper - Bo Bunny: Marrakesh Palace
Letters - Bella Blvd: Whatever Is Lovely & Valentina
Stamp - Stampin' Up
Green Ink
Buttons & Tag - the stash
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Meghan's Wedding Layout

This was one of the best weddings I have ever attended. My cousin was so beautiful, the weather was perfect (a huge risk around here) and every speech was hilarious. I'm so happy for her and glad I got at least one picture.

I was inspired by this sketch at Let's Get Sketchy. I've had this hanging on my 'to do' board all month so I'm glad I got a chance to get my project on paper.
I'm also including this layout in the Paper Issues: Pinspire Me challenge on their Facebook page. Of course my page has a picture of a couple dancing! Plus a few hearts and flowers.

Paper - Jen Hadfield: Cottage Living
Letters - American Crafts Thickers: Beautiful #79
Paint - Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Abandoned Coral
Gold - Deco Art Splendid Gold Paint
Thread, wire & ribbon - Dollarama

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Best Friends Layout

These two are the real deal. I could listen to them giggle all day.

I used this fun sketch from Stick It Down.

My Mind's Eye: My Girl
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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Play Together Layout

Another layout completed at the crop. Just love this picture.

I used a sketch from the Midweek Mojo at Scrapbook Steals.

Paper - Pink Paislee: Hello Sunshine
Die Cuts - MME: Collectible
Butterfly Punch - ek Success
Title - Dollarama
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Today With You Layout

I went to my first crop this weekend and got so much done. This was the make and take. One piece of paper and then I added embellishments.

Paper - Creative Memories: Bright Paper Pack
Title - Amy Tangerine: Stitched
Matting - Pink Paislee: Hello Sunshine
Stickers - MME: Collectible

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Happy 5th Birthday Layout

I can't believe my little one is 5! We had a lovely family party and a family member managed to get this shot of the action. I love the colours in this picture and I'm glad I had some matching Bo Bunny papers to go with their sketch.

This sketch is so unique, I really wanted to play with it. It is for the challenge at Bo Bunny.

There is also an Anything Goes challenge at Clique Kits this month.
It was so fun to play with some new techniques. I used a toilet paper tube, water bottle cap and texture paste lid to make the circles. And I've now watched enough tutorials to realize splatters are much easier to make with the spray tube in the bottle of paint rather than a brush.
Paper - Bo Bunny: You're Invited & Sweet Life
Embellishments - Bo Bunny: You're Invited Ephemera
Letters - Bo Bunny: Sweet Life
Paint - Heidi Swapp Color Shine: Raspberry
Embroidery thread
Buttons from stash 
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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Lego Safari Layout

We had such a fabulous time at LEGOLAND this summer. It was busy and hot but not as crazy as Disney. The rides were perfect for my daughter and the Lego creations were amazing. I insisted on doing the safari ride not realizing it is a two minute ride after an hour wait. We took all sorts of pictures which is a good thing as the ride is so quick you can barely remember it! I'll have to scrap some of those pictures on another page.

I used the sketch from Scrapbook Steals Midweek Mojo: Lily #2.

There is also an Anything Goes challenge at Clique Kits.

I'm also joining the Take 5 Challenge at Paper Issues in their Facebook Group. I used patterned paper, arrow, foam squares, tag and sticker.
Fancy Pants: Me-ology Kit
Animals - Recollections and Sassafras Fuzzy Friends
Letters - Thickers: Pyjamas

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Always In My Heart Layout

I'm loving these Simple Sets by Simple Stories. There are so many "heart" challenges right now it only made sense to dig into the Heart Set.

I used the sketch from My Creative Sketches.
There is also an Anything Goes challenge at Clique Kits this month.
At Shimelle the challenge is to use hearts in a layout.
At The Paper Girls there is a Valentine/Love challenge #97.
There is also a Showered With Love challenge at Paper Issues in their Facebook group.
Simple Stories: Heart
Ribbon & Thread - Dollarama
Scallop Scissors
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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Believe Layout

Everything is pink and hearts with Valentine's around the corner so I had to dig into my new Simple Stories Simple Set: Hope. I won this set so it seems a little strange to use it for a purpose other than to encourage someone with breast cancer. But thank goodness I don't know anyone in this situation. I'm glad I could still make use of the kit. (PS - my plan was not to put the blue stickers on the left side but I dropped a pen on my layout and it made a mark. I couldn't get rid of it so I tried to decorate it with the supplies I had left - blah).

I was inspired by the Scrappy Friend's challenges. The sketch is from GrandDiva's Creative Corner.
The subject of the layout came from Creating With Paper and More. I used the hearts, flowers and love theme. The colours of this kit also matched the pink and grey from the colour palette. I almost made my title "Believe in Love" but I like the look of just one word.
The final challenge is to choose a polaroid frame or chipboard frame. I used the polaroid frame. This is at Rochelle Spears's site.
Paper, banner, title & date - Simple Stories: Hope
2 Red Heart Stickers - Bella Blvd: Fresh Market
Heart and Star Stickers - Simple Stories: diy word stickers
Flowers - Prima & Recollections
Frame - DCWV: Snapshot Stack
Pearls - Michael's
Brads - the stash
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Lucky Star Layout

I was so excited yesterday to receive a prize I won during all the CHA giveaways. I won the three new Simple Sets from Simple Stories. They are so lovely I had to dig into them today. I used the "Heart" Simple Set. This set is actually meant to remember someone who has passed but I (thank goodness) don't have any pictures that fit that situation. There is enough in each set to stray a bit from their themes. This picture is of my daughter at my brother's wedding.

I used the sketch from the Mid-Week Mojo Challenge (Lily #1) at Scrapbook Steals.

I'm also entering the Paper Issues: Showered With Love challenge. It is being held in their Facebook group.
Simple Stories: Heart
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Graduation Layout

Here are some pics of my daughter's preschool graduation. It was so cute and I love that proud smile.

I used a sketch from this month's stackaholic challenge at DCWV.
I was inspired to use a blue colour scheme because challenge #278 this week at Lasting Memories is to use blue. Here is the inspiration picture.
Paper Issues also has a fun Take 5 Challenge on their Facebook page. I used the colour red, patterned paper, an arrow, a sticker and paint.

Paper - DCWV: Marquee Stack
Embellishments - Bella Blvd: Tiny Tots
Numbers - Bella Blvd: Lucky Starz
Sequins - Recollections
Paint - Tim Holtz: Fossilized Amber, Craft Smith: Bright Red, Green
Ranger Mini Misters
Circle punch

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