Friday, September 26, 2014

Practical Scrappers Blog Hop

Hello friends! Happy Friday!  You should have arrived here from Cheryl's blog at but if not you can start at the beginning. See the list below.

Today is the last Friday of the month and I am thrilled to be joining the group at Practical Scrappers and Scrapping our Stash Blog Hop!!!  For this month the theme is "anything goes" and I pulled out some papers that I have had for a while.... Carta Bella - It's a Celebration and created a Birthday Card for my Grandson.

There are so many great elements to this paper for birthday celebrations. The ribbon is American Crafts and I cut the letter with Sizzix - Cherish dies.

Now hop on over to Laura's blog at and see what she created!!!

Here is the full list of the blog hop.....

Thanks for stopping by, I would love to hear your comments and for you to become a follower of my blog! Enjoy the hop and Stay Crafty!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Waiting for the Bus!

School has been in for a couple of weeks now and the boys are smiling every day!

Today I am sharing a layout from the first day of school at the bus stop...such anticipation on their little faces....thanks to my "daughter-in-law" for emailing me the pics at work!!!

And some closeups....

I used Fancy Pants - Off to School paper and embellies. Twine - Darice, Arrows - MME Necessities and the paper clip is from my stash.

I was inspired by the Let's Get Sketchy - September Week 1 sketch. I knew as soon as I say this sketch I wanted to use the photos of the boys waiting for the bus!

I was also inspired by Scrap Our Stash Challenge #18, I used List A - ruled paper and List B - Pencil, Paper Clip, Alpha, Apple and Rulers.

And I was inspired by ScrapStuffz Inspired by Challenges - all the bright colours and school supplies.

Stay Crafty!!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tulips for Penny - ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Week 3 DT Reveal

Happy Friday everyone and that means it is time for my second ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Design Team reveal for the month of September.

Here is my layout....

Last fall we planted a Memorial Tree for my husband's Father and Step Mom. We also had our three children plant tulip bulbs for Penny. In the spring they put on such a fabulous show of colour. We knew Jerry & Penny were smiling down on us!

I layered up butterflies and fussy cut flowers from the American Crafts - Dear Lizzy - Neopolitan papers. They match the colours of the tulips beautifully. I fastened the tulips together with Tim Holtz Tiny Tackers. The bling is from Zva Creative. Buttons and twine from my stash.

And a couple more closeup shots.

And here is Laura's lovely sketch.

Be sure to play along and if you are interested in joining our Design Team, just add DT to your submission. 

Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

ScrapMuch? Design Team Call!!!

ScrapMuch? is having a design team call.This has been an amazing team to be a part of and if you like working with sketches, you should consider applying. Here are the requirements and you can visit the ScrapMuch? blog HERE for more information:

  • create 2 layouts per month, using the sketches provided
  • post our badge on your blog (yes you must be a blogger)
  • become a member of our private Facebook group (this is how we communicate as a team)
  • submit your layouts to us by the designated due dates
  • post the ScrapMuch? sketch and your layout, along with a link to the ScrapMuch? blog on your blog  on the day of our reveal (Fridays)
  • share your blog posts on your Facebook page
  • comment on entries, as assigned
  • you do not need to be exclusive to ScrapMuch?, you can belong to one other sketch DT or unlimited other DT's, however you may not belong to any other scrapbook store DT's
  • you must be loyal and committed to promoting ScrapMuch?
This call is open to scrappers in Canada and the U.S., you do not need to have Design Team experience to apply, all applications will be considered.  The term will run for 6 months, from November 1st, 2014 until April 30, 2015.  No compensation is provided.

To apply, create a layout using one of our September 2014 sketches.  Link it up using our Inlinkz tool, adding DT call after your name.  Yes, you will also be entered into our monthly prize draw! We will be sure to visit your blog and leave you some love.  We will contact all those we are interested in during the first week of October, at which time we may ask for more information

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Maid of Honour

This afternoon, I would like to share a layout I created with the sketch from Two Scrapbook Friends Sketch and Crafty challenge.
Here is my layout....

My daughter recently was Maid of Honour for her best friend. The picture shows Sara performing her Maid of Honour duties at a bridal shower.

I used October Afternoon - Farm Girl papers and stickers (they matched Sara's blouse perfectly), the Noted: piece is from Evalicious, wood veneer camera is Maya Road and the Large red camera is from Project Life - Honey Edition.

Here is the sketch and the crafty challenge was to use a camera....I used two!

Have a great day!

Burford Fair - Get Inspired Magazine - Mood Board Challenge

I am back today with my layout for the Get Inspired Magazine - Mood Board Challenge.

I have a fun layout from the 2012 Burford Fair to share....

The boys loved the rides, the games and the

Product list - My Minds Eye, Jillibean Soup papers, and Simple Stories papers and stickers, Burlap Ribbon by the Paper Studio, American Crafts Element buttons, Epiphany scallop circle, Darice hemp twine and Authentique alphas.

Here is the Get Inspired Mood Board....

You have until October 1 to play along.

Stay crafty!!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Birthday Party - Get Inspired Magazine - Issue 5 Sketch Challenge

Today I would like to share the layout that I have created for Let's Get Inspired - Issue 5 sketch challenge.

I choose to use a photo from my Mom's 86th Birthday Party.

And some closeups....

I fussy cut the border at the top from the Fancy Pants ME-ology paper and added pearl stickers from Michaels.

I painted the ScrapMatts chipboard with acrylic paint and layered it up with Fancy Pants embellies and Prima bling.

I used my We R Memory Keepers sew stamper to create my background circle. The XOXO and hearts were just perfect.

My title was created with Petals & Possibilities scrap metal word and Heidi Swapp stickers.

Here is the sketch....

You have until October 1st to submit your layout.

I was also inspired by Beyond Grey Challenges to use the colour palette and a chipboard item.

And Paper Issues - Anything Goes.

Stay crafty!!!

Fabulous Fun! Stuck? Sketches September 15 DT Reveal

The month of September is just flying by....already time for the September 15th Stuck? Sketches Design Team reveal. This has been a fun filled month long celebration of the one year Anniversary of Stuck? Sketches!

Here is my layout....

Our boys sure had some enjoyable time in the pool back in July! Brought back many great memories!

Here are some closeup shots.....

I fussy cut the heart shapes from a template and added some Prima bling, key clips and metal key by Michaels.

The vellum camera is from recollections and the sequin are from Art Minds.
The star paper - Paper Salon and the rest is Teresa Collins. The title is from Heidi Swapp.

Here is Laura's fabulous sketch....

Be sure to load up your entries by the end of September and stop by regularly to join in the Anniversary Celebration!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Happy Anniversary Card for my Big Brother

Today I would like to share a Anniversary Card that I made for my big brother and his wife. They will be celebrating their anniversary this week. It is always easy to remember their anniversary as they got married the day after my 11th birthday!!

I choose to use some brand new Autumn papers by Carta Bella..I just love this line! Thanks to the special people who gave these as a special thank you (more about that in a latter post).
Other products used are October Afternoon Alphas, American Crafts ribbon and Recollection Card & Envelope.

I was inspired by the sketch at Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #33.

And the lovely fall colour spot from Let's Capture Our Memories.

And by Amusing Challenges to use ribbon or twine.

Happy Anniversary Big Brother and Edith! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Pool Memories - ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday DT Reveal

WOW!!! September already!!! Where did the summer go? Today I would like to share my Design Team Reveal for ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday September Week 1. What better way to celebrate the summer coming to close but with a Pool layout. And since it is Sketchy Friday Week 1 it is a double page layout!

Here is my double layout....

Here is one page at a time....

The boys....of all ages really enjoyed themselves in the pool on Grandma's/GG's birthday!!!

Here are some closeups...

The papers are American Crafts - Amy Tangerine. With Elle's Studio - Bits & Pieces and Echo Park Stickers. 

The paper clips are from Paper Studio, star buttons from Doodlebug Design Inc and the Scrap Metal Word Title is from Petals & Possibilities. The twine is from my stash.

Here is Laura's wonderful sketch....

I just loved how many photos were on this sketch....way to go Laura!!!

Be sure to stop by the ScrapMuch? blog and play along for your chance at a fabulous prize!

I was also inspired by Paper Issues - Anything Goes.

Stay crafty!!!