Monday, December 30, 2013

Place in Time

Last month I attended my first SGD Scrapbooking Retreat and I LOVED IT. I picked up Graphic 45 Place in Time paper pack and decided I was going to make my photographers a calendar. They are are always so good to me. However, it would have seemed that I hit a dry spell after the retreat until I found Let's Get Sketchy, and now I have a little more inspiration to work with. My page is based on December Week 2. 

This paper set totally makes me think of Barb and Cheri. They are such a great team and so very creative. 

I matted all my pieces in black to make it pop. I layered the stamp and using my Fiskars paper edgers gave some definition. I have also included some of the other calendar pages. 

Almost done!! Have a great week.

Sparkle Twinkle Toes

The last week has been a difficult one for the kids. They miss Sparkle Twinkle Toes. That was the name of our Elf. Instead of giving the kids advent calendars this year, Dave and I decided to try Elf on the Shelf. What a great idea! Dave and I had lots of fun, and the kids loved waking in the morning to see where Sparkle had landed. When I saw the new line of BoBunny Elf Magic Collection I knew I needed it!!! One of my gifts from Dave was a little shopping spree at Scrappin' Great Deals! So .... I've decided to put together a little book of memories for the kids. 
My page is based from sketch of Week 4 from Let's Get Sketchy

Instead of using three pictures, I switched the sketch up. 

I decided to try a file folder style page, so that I can attach a few pictures on the inside. To help my 6 year old with her spelling and writing. I had her write mini stories of how Sparkle got into the places she did. I figured I could also attach some of these stories with the pictures. 

I love layers and pop up pieces. I inked all of my edges and the popped up the pictures and letters dimensional squares. 

Here are a few of Sparkles adventures.

Can't wait for next year! 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Life is a Beautiful Ride

Happy Thanksgiving! The weather is beautiful and this week I had the chance to get some scrap time in for me. It has been very busy with work, school, gym, and activities. I am also getting the chance to really play with my MME new line that I purchased at SGD. I am also starting to put together kits for my retreat. I love this collection and for the MME challenge could not decide on which one to post. So I have two pages to share. 

Both pages I used MME Chalk Studio and On the Bright Side.

The first page is about my youngest son Charlie going for his first bike ride. He was so excited but did not grasp the concept of peddling so it made an interesting adventure. Using my chicken fence (I think) background stamp with gesso, I loved inking all the edges of my layers. Flags, flags and more flags! I love the colour of this collection. And I had been holding on for it so long! Yes people I am a paper hoarder. I also used my cricut with my favourite cartridge. 

My second page is one of two work occasions that my kids love to attend. And that is the 3M Family Picnic. The company goes all out! Ice cream, bouncy castles, play sets, cotton candy, games, hot dogs and hamburgers. You name it and they have it. 

This page used lots of flags, misting with Studio Callico, inking and adding little odds and 

ends here and there.


Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Thank you for stopping by :) 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Signs

These pictures have to be my favourite. And I love the fall collection by BoBunny Autumn Song I have to give credit to my amazing husband that encourages me through all these picture and scrapbooking ideas. He helps me set the stage for it all. I based my layout of PageMaps sketch

I inked all my edges, letters and did some background stamping. Worked with lots of layers and pop ups and used my cricut flower shop cartridge to cut out the leaves. 

I love the fall colors and this collection was perfect for the start of school. 

The whole collection can be purchased at Scrappin Great Deals! Have a fabulous long weekend! 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Here is your moment to shine

It has been some time since I've posted and well it has been some time since I have scrapped. Around the time of my last blog post,  we just purchased our new home. So packing up the old place and moving to a new city, getting two kids ready for school and the implementation of a new system at work, I've been busy. Starting to settle in to our new home,  I unpacked my scrapbooking supplies last week. I also need to start getting ready for my weekend retreat with SGD! My plan is to make kits for the SGD retreat, and get the kids school books done. I fell in love with MME Chalk Studio! Perfect to create the kids school albums! What I love the most about the MME lines are the colours and the sayings found on the Chalk Studio. Here is a page I completed using the MME sketch as inspiration to capture Sophie's first day of school. I flipped the picture on the sketch and added the journalling at the bottom. 

I used three different collections for this page, Chalk Studio, Stella Rose & Collections. The brads are MME, the butterflies are from Studio Calico along with the mask used, tickets and pearl beads are left overs from my stash.  

I did some masking with Mr Hue spray and gold glimmer mist. Distressing with my zutter and tried to emboss my inked butterflies (this did not work for me so much but I tried). Sophie loves bright colors mostly pink so mixing the various collections worked well for me. 

Sophie starting grade one has been a big change for our family. She's a big girl now. And I have to let go a little trust that she will apply what I've taught her. She will always be my baby girl. 

Hope you are having a fabulous day! 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Grandma & her girl

It is not very often that I can get my Mom to stop and taking pictures. This is one of the rare few moments but these pictures are precious to me. 


Scrappin' Great Deals pre-ordered Pink Paislee Hope Chest Paper, Martha Steward punch, Dusty Attic vine, Tim Holtz mask & ink. Close to my Heart Artiste cartridge. Sketch is from Sketchabilities #91

Enjoy the long weekend. 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Learn Live Hope

Note to self must publish post to appear. I had the chance to spend time and craft (now) last weekend. 

I love getting out and crafting the day away. I got my hands on the new BoBunny C'est La Vie collection and decided to once again use pictures taken at Barb Weirs Photography. My layout is based on Sketchabilities Sketch #89. 

I love this collection and the soft themed papers. Yummy.
Using my TCW templates I did some masking with inks and mists. I layered behind my photo's and made the flowers with my CTMH cricut cartridge. Added a little bling and voila! 

The Butterfly punch by Martha Stewart is still my favorite and decorated the body with bling from my stash. 

Close up of my inking and template work. 

Hope you are having a fabulous day! Thanks for stopping by :) 

Sunday, April 21, 2013


This weekend I spent some time at Scrappin' Great Deals for their all day crop! I love getting together with the ladies and craftin' away. 

I based my layout on the below PageMaps's sketch. 

Now I should tell you that when I read my blogs I tend to copy the image into a document so that when I go cropping that I have some sketches handy on my tablet. Loved this sketch and only later when I was putting this together ... Saw that this was the MME contest. But what can you do when you have a great sketch right?!?!?!?

This is one of my favorite pictures of my kids. We had dress up day! I was taking picture after picture and the kids were giggling. Charlie left the fun and went and pulled out a book and decided it was time to read. All three settled down to look at the book. 

Using the new Pink Paisley Hope Chest Paper I layered cut tickets created with my Close to my Heart Cartridge. Lots of inking of the edges with my Tim Holtz Wild Honey ink. Distressing with my zutter and I did attempt to do some masking with a Prima mask. 

Close up of the masking and the tickets. 

I love the Wild Honey color. 

Thank you for stopping by! 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Fun

A few weeks ago my husband and I took our kids to get their pictures taken by Barb Weir Photography. She had amazing sets to choose from and live bunnies! We told the kids that they would be going to see the laughing girls as they have affectionately Barb & Cherie. They were thrilled and tickled pink to see live bunnies! My kids love animals so this was a real treat for them. Me, well next to watching my kids have a ball. I knew I was going to get some amazing pictures! 

SGD had another amazing paper sale and I couldn’t help getting my hands on some lovely paper!! I picked up the new Kaisercraft 75 cents collection. Along with the Tigerlilly collection, Madame Boutique collection & the Sweet Nothing Collection {I loved these collections so much I bought them all over again}. I also picked new TCW templates to play with! The result??? A very happy mommy! 

I am not big on titles of my pages but love hidden journaling.  But I could not help titling Charlie’s page Easter Fun based on Kaisercrafts March Saturday Sketch number 3. Using the 75 cents collection as my base I layered my papers behind Charlie’s bright and glowing picture. I inked my edges and used my new template for the vine design. Using my CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge cut out the flags. I tend to keep any sticker letter sheets and luckily had all the letters for my title. Sadly the manufacture was cut off so if anyone recognizes these letters let me know.

For Casey’s page I mixed most of the collections together and did some stamping and inking. But loved the idea of words throughout Saturday’s 1st sketch. Matting my backgrounds in black was to pop the images out. I think Casey’s eyes in this picture say it all but loved adding the extra text.

Sophie’s page was one of my favorites to create. I based it on Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch number 4. Soft layers and inking with my favorite color Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Wild Honey”.  Pulled out some of my Petalboo flowers with a few Prima flowers to contour my picture. Went through my stash and found a few odds and ends to embellish my page. I did some extra inking with Tattered Angels Patina.

What I love about the sketches and paper is even without a title the paper and pictures tell a story and capture the essence of my children perfectly.

Happy Easter