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.....

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!