Monday, September 1, 2014

Family Forever - Stuck?! Sketches Reveal and Celebration - Echo Park


I am super excited about the September 1st Stuck?! Sketches reveal, as it marks my first anniversary on this wonderful journey!  I am so thrilled every month by the number of wonderful scrappers that choose to play along with us at Stuck?! and I love checking out the amazing entries!

To celebrate our anniversary, we are having an amazing celebration.  You will not want to miss all the excitement going, on all month long.  We have so many wonderful sponsors for the first sketch of the month, as this marks the official anniversary date.  I hope you follow along and join in on the fun!

I'd like to share both the sketch and my take on it with you. First up, here is the sketch.

And here is my page.

Our lovely Elite and long term sponsor ScrapMatts sent each of our DT a lovely packet of goodies to use on our pages (thank you Sofie, you are so very generous and appreciated), The large clock piece, intricately cut butterflies and Scrapwords on my page can all be found in the ScrapMatts online store and you will love them, they are amazing to work with.  I added embossing powder to the clock and butterflies as well as ink to them and the Scrapwords.  I also used Echo Park papers and a collection of random embellishments that I thought complimented each other. 

Do you want to know who our celebration sponsors are?

 I was so humbled by the number of sponsors that wanted to be a part of this event, thank you to each and every one of you!

Amazing right!, You will not want to miss out on this challenge, I cannot wait to see what you create!


ScrapMuch? Reveal - Simple Stories

Hi there!

I am so excited to share my ScrapMuch? reveal today, I had to much fun with the "Hello Baby" collection from Simple Stories!  I pulled out a few of my favourite baby pictures of my three boys to create with.  It was nice to scrap them again in my current style ;)

Here are my designs:

This first layout, features my first born at about a 4 weeks old, I created a little Polaroid confetti pocket using a technique I learned from my scrappy friend Michelle.  I did add a few little wooden stars from my stash as I thought they went so nicely with this collection.

Here are a few close ups:

Next up is a page I created featuring a photo of my second boy, taken when he was about 6 months old.  I couldn't find a newborn photo of him that would scan nicely so I went with this one (these boys were born before digital time).

Here are a few close ups of this page:

This collection has so many amazing embellishments, from die cuts to chipboard and stickers.  I tried really, really hard but couldn't use them all ;)

And of course, I had to also do a page of my youngest boy.

This photo was taken about a week after our little Timmy arrived home.  I still remember getting the phone call that he was coming, just as if it were yesterday.

A few close ups:

 I actually stopped creating layouts here and went on to create an altered item and a card, which I will share below, but I really wanted to create a baby bath time layout so I went back to the drawing board.

I loved the colours in the floral paper but didn't want to use it whole hog so I designed this joined stars background cut file to use with this paper. I love the way it looks with this pattern and  the green wood grained background.

Here are some close ups:

As promised here is a look at the altered item, I used a little wooden box to create a little keepsake box for baby treasures.

And here is a little card, too:

Thank you so much for sticking with me in this super long post! And humoring me on my little journey down memory lane!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lakeside Memories - Boys Rule

Hi there!

I am up on the Boys Rule blog today, sharing my last page created with the fantastic July / August kit!

I had fun creating a monochromatic page and adding with some white washing with paint for a real beach side look.

Here are a few close up shots!

Some of the stickers from this kit have made really great titles!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tutorial for ScrapMuch?

Hi there!

Sorry I do not have a tutorial to share today with my friends at ScrapMuch?, I have treated myself to a week off both in July and August!  But my friend Sandy, is sharing one on my absence, on the ScrapMuch? blog and you will definitely want to check it out!   Here is a link for you.

Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Love Bug - The Doodle Garden

Hi friends!

I created this little shaped card for The Doodle Garden before Jennifer decided to close down her shop.  I thought it was too cute not to share.

Here is a close up of the image.

This card also features a gift cards holder, perfect to thank someone for giving you a helping hand!

I think you can find this cute digi here, for FREE on the The Doodle Garden blog for just a little while longer. 

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sketching for ScrapMuch?

Hi there!

I have a new sketch up on the ScrapMuch? blog, check it out....

I hope you will pop on over and see what the DT created and play along!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

LUV U 2 - Boys Rule - Bella Blvd

Hi there!

I am up on the Boys Rule blog today, sharing another page created with the fun July / August kit!

As you can see I have been playing with the  Bella blvd papers in the kit, I love the fresh bright colours!

Here are a few close up shots!

This kit is making me so happy!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Party Favour tutorial - ScrapMuch? - My Mind's Eye

Hi there!

As promised I am back with another little creation using the amazing My Mind's Eye Market Street collection.

I created this sweet little party favour box specifically so that I could use a border punch along the edges to fancy it up.  I thought they would make cute wedding or shower favours.

To help you out, I designed a printable for you.  This is 8.5 x 11 format and you can print it right onto the back of your paper and trim along the solid lines, and fold on the dotted lines.

I also created a Silhouette cut file for those that want it.  This is available in both the older version and the new version by clicking on the image below.

So once you have your box cut out in the method of your choice, go ahead and punch along the 4 outer edges, as shown.

Now assemble the box, tape style adhesive holds the best for this type of project, especially if it will be handled.  I like ScoreTape or Terrifically Tacky Tape, pretty much equally.

Add the tape to the flaps.

And adhere the edges together.

Now for the fun part, decorating!  I made a little wooden tag for mine.

Ta Da!

Thanks for visiting!