Friday, August 29, 2014

Family Love

One more post for today and then off to enjoy the long weekend.

Here is another layout from my Mom's 86th Birthday Party. This time with our youngest son and his lovely family!!!

And some closeups....

I used DCWV - Honey Chic Stack papers.

The title are Petals & Possibilities scrap metal word and Heidi Swapp vellum title.

Other items used MME Washi tape, Bella Blvd flag, Paper Studio Gemstone camera and Recollections - Vellum camera and my Sew Stamper.

I was inspired by Let's Get Sketchy August Week 2 sketch by Laura Whittaker.

And by Sketches4All to use vellum on a layout!

Have a super long weekend! Stay crafty!

Beach Baby

I have a quick post today with a photo of our daughter in 1991 at the beach.....

She is just so darned cute!!!

I won these Pretty Little Studio - Sand Castle Collection & MME -Cut & Paste papers at a recent crop....and as soon as I say them I knew what picture I was going to use them for.
I added stickers and chipboard from Echo Park - Splash and a Perfect Summer and a heart paper clip from Paper Studio.

I used the August Week 3 sketch from Let's Get Sketchy for inspiration.

I was also inspired by Pat's OLW (one little word) challenge at Sketches4All and the word is Sunshine!

Enjoy the long weekend everyone!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Birthday #7

I just completed this layout in time as Birthday #8 is next week....just a little behind eh?

Last year I made cupcakes for Aiden's 7th Birthday with Lightning McQueen decorations! He loved them!!!

I added a banner to my layout that I fussy cut from the Carta Bella - It's A Celebration paper. The twine was from my stash. I placed Basic Grey painted brads to hang the banner.

The stickers are from the same line. The heart clip is Paper Studio

I added some American Crafts ribbon around the photo.

The little party hat sticker called out for me to place it on Aiden's!!!

The background crackle effect paper is from Tapestry. I used my Sew Stamper to give the effect of stitching.

Here is the sketch from Let's Capture Our Memories Sketch #84 that I used for inspiration.

We are coming up to the last long weekend of the summer! Stay crafty!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ScrapMuch?! Featured Technique-Alpha Sticker Overload

I am thrilled to be featured over at ScrapMuch? today with a technique that I posted a couple of weeks ago. Here is the layout that I created....

Here is the link to the original post on my blog. 

Be sure to check it out over at ScrapMuch?! Thanks for the honour ladies!

Stay Crafty!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wild At Heart

Happy Sunday everyone!

I have a layout to share today from the Burford Agricultural Society Family Day. They had a motorcycle stunt group perform and because like most other days this summer, it was raining lightly so the track was wet. Both performers wiped out, so the show was cut short. The boys stood in line after to get an autograph...their first autograph signing. They were very excited. When they got their turn, the first thing Mason asked was....are you okay? It was so adorable!!!

And some closeups...

The title is chipboard piece from Fab Scraps that I painted first with Craftsmart Acrylic Paint (dark yellow) and then oversprayed with Mister Huey's Amarillo Taxi.

Products used - Papers & Stickers Bo Bunny - Lemonade Stand, Tiny Tackers by Tim Holtz, EK Tools - Fastenater large staples, MME Washi tape, wood veneer hand - Basic Grey - Hipster and button and paper clip from my stash.

I used the sketch from Sketch N Scrap Sketch #62 as inspiration...

I was also inspired by the Summer Challenge at S.W.A.T. Drill #38.

Stay scrappy and enjoy your overcast weekend!!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Alien Birthday Card

Today I have a little birthday card to share with you...

I used Bo Bunny papers and stickers and a Recollections card base.

I hope the little guy likes it!

Here is the sketch that I used from Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #31 for inspiration.

Stay crafty and have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, August 15, 2014

FAMILY - STUCK?! Sketches DT Reveal

Well it is the middle of August and time for another STUCK?! Sketch Design Team Reveal.

Here is my layout...

The photos in my layout were taken recently at my Mom's 86th Birthday party. All our children were home for the event, so it was a perfect time for a family photo. After 20 minutes of gathering everyone in one place, my neice snapped some shots. Although the photos are not perfect, it is hard to get everyone to look at the same time, hard to get the dog to face the right way....and to keep the characters from not put their fingers in silly places. The important part is that we were all together and we have these photos to cherish forever.

Here are some closeups....

I just love these little metal clips, the camera by Maya Road and the light bulb by The Paper Studio. 

The wood veneer camera and photo frame are also Maya Road. The film strip and tiny tackers are from Tim Holtz.

Other products used are paper by Echo Park & WeR Memory Keeps, tags by Crate Paper and wood veneer title by Simple Stories.

And here is Laura's fabulous sketch. I choose to only use 4 photos rather than that no one was cut out of the photos....

Be sure to link up your layouts by Friday, August 29th for your chance at a fabulous prize from one of our sponsors.

Stay crafty!!!

Hello Today - ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday DT Reveal

Happy Friday is time for another ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Design Team reveal.

Here is my layout....

Here is my Mom trying to blow out her candles for her 86th Birthday.

Here is a closeup of the journalling tag that I tucked under the third photo to tell the story. 

And some other closeups....

The title is from Heidi Swapp embellishments.

Product list - DCWV papers, brads by Recollections, journal tag by Basic Grey and the paper bag by The Paper Studio.

Here is Laura's sketch....

Be sure to play along and link up your layout by August 29th at midnight for a chance at a fabulous prize.

I was also inspired by Three or More Challenge to use three or more photos and pockets or envelopes.

And Sketches4All August challenge - anything birthdays.

Thanks for stopping by....have a wonderful weekend!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

We Love Summer

Summer time is a great time for photos and this layout says just that....

The anticipation of going in the pool!!!

And a closeup....

I love making rosettes (which I think everyone knows!). All the papers are Jillibean Soup. The title was loot from a ScrapMuch? crop. The Enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye.

Here is the sketch from Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge for August and Kewl Beans....

Keep enjoying the summer!

Friday, August 8, 2014


Happy Friday everyone! Woo Hoo! It's the weekend!

I have a fun layout to share with you today...

Mason loves tractors...especially orange ones!

I stamped the background with a music note stamp. Around the edge of my background and on the edges of the light background paper, I used WeR Memory Keepers Sew Stamper faux stitches.
Here are some closeups

Product list - Paper - AC Cardstock & Jillibean Soup - Spicy Social Soup, brad by American Crafts Elements, Good Times Wood Veneer by Elle's Studio and buttons & turny thing (technical term eh? lol) on the dial shown above from my stash.

I used the August Sketch from Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits...

I was inspired by Catherine & Cathy Create CCC#040 - InstaLove (inspired by social media)

and to use button at The Studio Challenge on a layout

and the color challenge at Color Me Scrappy Challenge #67 and here is the challenge, I used the colours and I #LoveU2...

Enjoy your weekend everyone! Stay crafty!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Say Cheese!

I have a different kind of a post to share is a little bit of a step by step.

I was interested in joining in on a challenge at Exhaust Your Excess - EYE #4 I'd like to buy a Vowel. The challenge is to use up all those bits and pieces of different lettering. So I thought I would give it a try.

First I gathered up my lettering.....

Then I arranged them on my background paper for the layout I wanted to create....

Next I applied some craft paint...

In different layers. I applied a couple of coats of the beige with a foam brush to cover up the variety of colourful lettering.

Next I dabbed yellow, blue & green on randomly with a baby wipe.

I also added some Adirondak Brights - Alcohol Ink in Citrus & Sailboat Blue randomly.

Then I finished the rest of my layout once I had my background work completed.

This picture was taken after the boy's swimming lessons at the Wayne Gretzky Centre in Brantford, Ontario. Last fall these beautiful lifesize bronze statues were unveiled with the grand reopening of the renovated centre. Aren't they fabulous! Life size statues of Walter, Wayne (as a young boy) and Phylis Gretzky. What a fabulous memorial to Brantford's most famous family.

Here are some closeups of the details...

I used the August Week 1 Sketch from Let's Get Sketchy for inspiration.

I was also inspired by the challenge at Paper Issues which is called Mix Tape, and the challenge is to use a mix of different products.

Here is my product list:
Assorted Thickers lettering, Colorblok Alphabet Stickers, AC Cardstock, Authentique - Curiosity Collection, Adirondak Brights Alcohol Ink, Craft Smart Acrylic Paint, Basic Grey Library Pockets, Tickets from K & Company, Wood Cameras from Maya Road, Wood Veneer by Studio Calico, Buttons from MME and Stick Pin from Little Yellow Bicycle.

Check out these blogs to join in on the fun!
Stay craftly!