Saturday, October 11, 2014

Canadian Scrapbooker - October Sketch

Back again with the October sketch from Canadian Scrapbooker. And it is another great sketch that was fun to use! I am also entering this one in the UmWow Studio anything goes challenge.

                                  October 2014 sketch

Love how this turned out!!


Bella Blvd - Summer Squeeze papers; Snapshots papers; Daily Chevvies paper
Simple Stories - DIY Boutique typeset alphas
American Crafts - thickers
UmWow Studio - star and confetti star chipboard

Friday, October 10, 2014

Canadian Scrapbooker - September

Better late than never, right?! I finally got to the September sketch from Canadian Scrapbooker! And I love how it turned out!

                                            September 2014 Sketch

And a close up so you can see the glitter on the title!

I'm really happy with how this one turned out! Such a fun sketch!


Echo Park - Happy Halloween collection
K & Co - Spooktacular alphas
Doodlebug - ghost brads

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Little Red

I keep saying that I am going to get back into scrapping but it just keeps on not happening. I think this time may be the time though. I did 3 layouts yesterday! The one I am sharing today is for the Scrapbookin' Adventures facebook challenge. The new challenge is an easy one: use a fall theme. I love scrapping fall photos and I have lots of those to catch up on! I also used the sketch from their last challenge (that I didn't get done).

It's pretty clean and simple, but I love the mix of patterns.


Basic Grey - Paper Cottage paper
Echo Park - Homemade mini collection paper
American Crafts - thickers
MME - Lost & Found enamel dots

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Is summer over yet???

Falling behind my summer goals again! I need these kids of mine to get back to school so I can get back on track here. The joys of a teacher's strike. School ended 2 weeks early and so far is going on 1 week into the new school year....

But I do have a couple of things to share today. One is super exciting! Who has picked up a copy of the fall Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine? Recognize anything in there???

That's right!!! Page 45 has a back to school layout from me! Seriously SO exciting! This is (obviously) my first time being published.

The second thing is a card I made with my sister for a wedding she is attending this weekend. We used a sketch from Card Maps 4.

I love the hexagons and colours on this card. We even added a few on the inside.

Now hopefully this dispute is settled soon and I can have my sanity and crafty time back!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Canadian Scrapbooker August Sketch

Back again with the August sketch from Canadian Scrapbooker. For this layout I did things a little differently than I normally do. I knew I really wanted to use the Solstice papers from Pink Paislee so I had to find a picture that worked with them. My eldest daughter has just finished a week of sailing camp so I looked through those photos and then added a vintage filter to it before printing.

The sketch:

August 2014 Sketch
My layout:

I love the title on top of the photo like that! I just wish I had started the journaling up one line. Ah well.

Pink Paislee - Solstice - papers & puffy stickers
Enamel dots - YNS, MME & Recollections

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Come Sail Away

Well I sure have not been doing as much scrapping as I would like to this summer! I'm just trying to keep up with the challenges that I like to do now. This is the most recent challenge from Scrapbookin' Adventures. This challenge was to scraplift a past challenge entry. I chose an Easter layout from the Spring themed challenge. I won't post the original here since it's not mine, but if you are curious you will find it here.

My layout:

It was fun to pull out a bunch of newer summer product from my stash and one of my favorite photos from last summer!


Echo Park - Walking on Sunshine - paper and stickers
Simple Stories - DIY Boutique Burlap stickers & tiny type alphas
Thickers - Amy Tan

Friday, July 25, 2014

Summer Crop & Create Kit

I received my Summer Crop & Create Kit from Scrapbook & Cards Today, last month and I finally had a chance to sit down and make something with it! I like to use the layout sketches provided with the kit to make some quick and easy layouts. But this time I decided to switch up a few of the papers to make it more "me." I purchased the kit last summer as well and made the layouts as instructed but when I see them in my album I am not thrilled with some of the colour choices (so much red and yellow).

This one was supposed to have a very red cardstock as the background and the strip of paper airplanes was supposed to be other side of the paper which was more a paper airplane blueprint. Everything else I kept the same! It really is a fun layout!

I hope to get a the double layout done next but will be changing some colours again. Too much yellow.....