Friday, October 31, 2014

Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet, Give Me Something Good to Eat Please - ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Team A DT Reveal

Happy Hallowe'en everyone! Today I am sharing the first sketch of the month for November for ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Team A Design Team reveal. The first sketch is being revealed today because of how the calendar is lined up for the month.

Here is my layout.....

I managed to get another year of Hallowe'en from when my children were young. The photo on the left is from 1990, notice the TMNT pumpkin. The photos on the right are from 1991 with them in their costumes. Once again the TMNT influence....what goes around comes around! I made the clown and the Ninja Turtle costume. The Headless man was created by my husband and oldest son.

And some closeups...

Studio G banner title.

Each page closeups.....

I used Kraft Paper AC Cardstock, MME - Mischievous papers and chipboard and Flair Button.

Making Memories Rubons

Studio G Epoxy Brad and chipboard.

To accomplish the over scale title, I cut the rest of the title from DCW - Witches Brew and mounted it on Orange MME paper with October Afternoon Alpha.

And here is Laura's fabulous sketch.....

Be sure to play along and link up your creations before the end of November for your chance at a fabulous prize!

I was also inspired by Red Carpet Studio Challenge #81 - Haunted Mansion.

Stay Crafty and Happy Hallowe'en!!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Radical Gifts

I have another post for today. This time a birthday layout from our Grandson's 8th birthday party. Generally the boys have a hard time not "fake" smiling when you point a camera at them and say "Smile". That wasn't the case when all the presents were radical!

And some closeups.....

Product List - AC Cardstock, MME-Good Day Sunshine papers, Fancy Pants Alpha, Basic Grey - Radical wood veneer, Maya Road - Polaroid Camera wood veneer, Bo Bunny brads, Craft Medly sequins, Tim Holtz Tiny Tacker and clip and balloon button from my stash.

 I was inspired by the sketch from Scrap & Play Challenge 11. 

And the Bingo Card at Scrap Our Stash Challenge #19. I used the 2nd to bottom row, Polka Dot Paper, Polaroid (mine is a polaroid camera), wood veneer, sequin & stickers (Alpha - gifts).

And Off The Rails Scrapbooking with the following mood palette. I think Aiden's smiles are captured, along with most of the colours.

Have a wonderful weekend, I hope you fit in some creative time!

Our Nation's Capital

With the events that have taken place in Canada this week, I thought it was an appropriate time to share this layout. I created this layout as an entry for our local fall fair. The category was A Page Depicting A Historical Location. What is more historical to Canada than our beautiful Parliament Buildings in our Nation's Capital.....

I used Bo Bunny papers, rubons and brads, along with Authentique alphas, Thickers, Tim Holtz Tiny Tacker, texture medium and film strip.

I found the word parliament in an old dictionary and mounted it behind a tear in the top of my page. I stitched around the other edge of my layout with my sewing machine. The key clip is from Michaels.

Although I did not finish the layout on time I was inspired by the sketch from Canadian Scrapbooker and Kewl Beans.

I was also inspired by the following challenges:

Exhaust Your Excess EYE #15 Rubbed the Right way - to use Rubons
Frosted Designs - Get Messy with our Friday Challenge - to use mixed media products and
7 Dots Studio - to use Textures.

I also won a First Place Ribbon at the fair!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Grand Fun

Today I would like to share a layout that I created with a free cut file from Paper Issues for their new CUT IT OUT LINK PARTY. They provide you with a free cut file and you create a layout with fun is that?

Here is my layout....

I just love this cut file!!!!

And some closeups....

Product list - papers by Authentique, Core'dinations and Carta Bella (stickers too). Alphas by Basic Grey and the Sea Horse charm is from my stash.

Check out this fun challenge!
I was also inspired by the challenge at Paper Girl's Challenge #66 Anything Goes!

Stay Crafty!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014


I attended a crop yesterday and not only did I spend some quality time with family and friends, I got a lot accomplished. Here is one of the layouts I created....

This photo was taken last weekend at the Burford Fall Fair. This straw bale tractor was just outside the main gate and was perfect for photos.

Product List - Carta Bella & Basic Grey papers, Carta Bella stickers,  Alphas - Thickers & Basic Grey, Little Yellow Bicycle Stick Pin, American Crafts stickers, We R Memory Keepers Brads and Tim Holtz ink.

I was inspired by the Let's Get Sketchy October Week 1 sketch.

I was also inspired by the ScrapMuch?! Colour Challenge

And by ScrapStuffz challenge photo - to me the photo was about Autumn and the biggest part of our Fall is the Burford Fall Fair and Thanksgiving Weekend....and I am so thankful for my family!

Stay Crafty!!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

'Boo'-tiful - ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Team A Reveal

Happy Friday everyone....the week has just flown by and it is time again for another ScrapMuch Sketch-y Friday Team A Design Team Reveal.

For my layout I have scrapped another set of photos from when my children were young....this time Circa 1990.

I made all three of these costumes!!!! Justin looks so proud to be a Pirate! Sara is a little Mouse and Brodie a Clown!

Here are some closeups.....


Product List - MME - Mischievous paper, Petaloo Premier Doily, Alpha - October Afternoon, Key Clip - Michael's and the Pirate Flags - Making Memories.
And here is Laura's fabulous sketch.....I turned the photos to be upright.

Stop by and play along with ScrapMuch? before the end of the month for a chance to win a prize!

I was also inspired by the Exhaust Your Excess EYE #14 to use the doilies in your stash.

Stay Crafty!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

4 GENERATIONS - STUCK?! Sketches October 15th DT Reveal

WOW!!!! The middle of October already which means it is time for the October 15th Stuck?! Sketches Design Team Reveal.

Here is my layout.....

I like to take a picture once a year around my birthday with our Four Generations of family, my Mom, myself, my youngest son and his two boys. We are so lucky!!!

Here are some closeups.....

Hexagons cut from MME papers and inked with Tim Holtz ink.

MME Metallic Necessities. Hand stitching around the hexagons with Darice twine and Thickers.

Pink Paislee label stickers and 7 Gypsies Rub Ons.

Micheals metal embellishments, showing lots of layering around my photo.

Here is the sketch from the talented Laura....

I flipped the sketch as I felt is suited my photo better.

I also had the opportunity to use this layout as an entry in the Burford Fall Fair in the Scrapbooking section under the Family History category this past weekend. And I placed 3RD!!!

Be sure to link up your creations before the end of October for a chance to win a fabulous prize from one of the sponsors.

I was also inspired by Lasting Memories Challenge #212 Anything Goes!

Stay Crafty!!!