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.....

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer continues

I'm back! We all survived our driving half way across Canada road trip and I've managed to find a little scrappy time again.

Scrapbookin' Adventures posted a new challenge while I was away, but luckily they run for two weeks so I still had time to get an entry in. The challenge is a card sketch.
Photo: Time for our next challenge ....

CHALLENGE #13: sketch

Everyone loves a sketch right?!  Well, this week we're throwing something different your way ... a card sketch!!  This doesn't mean you have to make a card ... it can be a layout too!  Use your imagination and creativity; expand the sketch, add photos, etc.

The deadline to post your card or layout is 9pm on Sunday, July 27.  Everyone is welcome to participate, full rules and guidelines can be found under 'Notes'.  Everyone who posts a project will get their name entered into the draw for a prize pack ... and remember, the more people who enter the bigger the prize is, so tell your crafty friends!

We can't wait to see your take on this sketch!

Bianca :)

This would make a very pretty card but I decided to remain focused on my scrapbooks so I turned it into a layout.

I decided to combine it with the July sketch from Canadian Scrapbooker which is pretty much exactly how I planned to turn the card sketch into a layout. I have never combined sketch challenges before, so hopefully I'm not breaking any laws.

July 2014 Sketch

 I just rotated the sketch to match the card sketch moved the title and embellies to suit my layout.

The title may seem a little odd, but those are the words that run through my head every time I see these pictures. I'll have to give the sketch a try as a card to.



Bella Blvd - Snapshot (camera) paper & Lucky Starz sticker
Amy Tan - Plus 1 (black) paper
Doodlebug alphas
YNS - enamel dots
October Afternoon - enamel heart

Friday, July 4, 2014

Summer Vacation

Summer started 2 weeks earlier than expected this year due to a teacher's strike, so we are full on into 'entertain the kids so they don't drive you crazy(ier)' season. I managed to sneak in a quick crafting session this afternoon, but I won't be doing anything for the next 2 weeks, except filling in my summer journal with lots of notes.

This layout is for the new Scrapbookin' Adventures challenge that was posted today. It is a super simple one, just a summer theme. I used a mix of Bella Blvd papers, Thickers, Webster's Pages alphas and an AC cork sticker.

Hopefully this won't be my only layout for the month of July, but we'll see how it goes!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Diaper Trike

I thought it would be fun to share a non-paper craft I made with my mom today.
She is going to be a baby shower and saw this cute idea online. And she found a couple of easy to follow tutorials too. I don't have the links, but I'm sure if you did a search they would be easy enough to find (tip: use one that uses a round cake pan to form the wheels).

This turned out soooo much cuter than I thought it would! And we came up with the idea for using a facecloth for a bow on the front. I think it so much cuter than a ribbon bow (or the one that had nothing). We also covered a tp tube with a face cloth to hide where the receive blanket joined between the back tires. I guess the blankets we used were not as long theirs.

If you have any questions about how we did it or what we used, please ask!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Canadian Scrapbooker June Sketch

This layout use the June sketch from Canadian Scrapbooker and challenge #10 from Scrapbookin' Adventures. The challenge this week is to use just 5 products: patterned paper; alpha stickers; wood veneer; flower and ink.

The sketch:
                                     June 2014 Sketch
My layout:

I'm wishing I had used a bolder alpha for the title now, but it's still pretty cute.

Bella Blvd ~ papers
Thickers ~ cork
Studio Calico ~ wood veneer shapes
white and gold ink (on wood pieces)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Interview with a Toddler

Don't you just love it when a project just falls into your lap! Scrapbookin' Adventures newest facebook challenge is to interview someone and create a layout about it. Lucky for me, I just happened to have "interviewed" my son last summer but had yet to do anything with the info.

This was so much fun! I'm going to have to remember to do another interview with the same questions next month and see what has changed!

American Crafts - 'Daydreamer' paper; cork stars; puffy hearts; enamel dots
Studio Calico - cork circles; cork chevrons
MME - enamel dots
Lawn Fawn - flair
Doodlebug - alphas

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Pop-up Birthday card, part 2

Here is the second pop-up card I made last week. This is actually the very first pop-up card that I have made, but I couldn't share it until after the birthday.

This card took a lot longer than the second one to make. I pulled out my Big Shot and cut out flowers and butterflies to go on it. And also the panel with Happy Birthday on it.

I really do love how this one turned out. It's not quite how I pictured it but I am still very happy with it!

And of course a matching envelope. I added the leftover die cut butterflies to it too.

I used a sheet of blue and cream cardstock plus papers from the  Lily Bee Design "Pinwheel" collection.