Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A combo challenge..

Christa from the DT at TSF issued a St. Patrick's day menu challenge.  She gave a list of things and we were required to choose at least 4 things off the menu.  A few days later she gave us what the items meant scrapbook wise.  On my project I needed to have a charm, the colour gray, yarn or wool, glimmer mist and foam.  My charm says happy and it's above the flowers that I used glimmer mist on for the first time.  The background is gray bo bunny double dot and I kind of cheated on the foam, I used a foam pop dot for one of the flowers.  All in all I am very happy with what I created for this challenge.  I used the GDT layout sketch from skethcy thursdays for this as well.  I'm actually going to submit it.  I'm too chicken to see what the crazy talented ladies have submitted, if I did look, I'm sure I would not submit!!  Anyway, just throwing my work around the net and seeing what happens :)

Here is my layout along with the fab sketch.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Just because paper is on sale,

does not mean I have to buy it.  I need to keep reminding myself of that when I'm shopping for supplies!  I bought this paper because it was on sale.  What was I thinking?  Then I decided to use it on this weeks Sketchy Thursdays blog challenge.  The paper patterns are kind of kitcheny and considering two of the pictures had food in them, I just went with it.  I'm not in love with it, but I like more every time I look at it.  I can't help but remember her getting into something almost every time I had to put Aubie down for her nap, or took a shower, or went pee, or...well you get the picture.  OcĂ©ane is in her own world and marches to her own drummer.  And every time she gets in trouble she looks at you with those big, beautiful eyes and says, "I'll never do it again."  In my head I always say, "until the next time."  Anyway, here are some pictures of her and her mischievous ways.

And as always, the fabulous sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

It's Sew Easy!

It really is!  We R Memory Keepers come up with the perfect tool for me to combine my two craft loves!  I love to scrapbook and I love to cross stitch.  They have a handy little tool called the "sew easy" and it has removable heads so you can do different stitches.  I finally used it on a layout with the blue attachment and I love the look of it. 

first layout in a long time, not using a sketch.

Now I just have to find the other attachments I bought so I can do more.  There is a neat snowflake one that I'm pretty sure I have too!!!!

Aubie is going to be in that brown plaid outfit soon, and I can't wait!  I love it!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Back in May we had pictures done in Victoria Park to support infertility awareness.  I was glad to support a great cause, but let's face it, the photo shoot is what drew me to the day.  It was Portraits in the Park, and I'm sure that I could fill up a full day based on all the people who tell me they want to participate this year alone!  I've been wanting to scrap this picture for the each girl's album, but wanted to find the perfect line to do so.  I found it!  We R Memory Keepers has this line called Family Keepsake, and it is the right papers for this photo.  I used the same photo in all three layouts...each on the same background sheet and then the rest is different!  I started off with ideas from the sketch books by Allison Davis.

Now the hard part is deciding which girl gets which I let them pick?  hahahaha!!!

Page Maps sketch

I seem to be all about the sketches now!  I loved this one the minute I saw it.  In fact, I even knew the photo and the paper line I wanted to use.  I did the layout today at TSF.

My take, using the hot chocolate line.  It matched perfectly with Laura's snowsuit (that O is now wearing, and there's lots left over for pics of her in it!)

And here's the sketch:

Thanks for takin' a peek!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I won!!!!!!!!

From Feb 1st to the 20th I participated in the sketch-a-thon over at My Sketch World.  Our creations had to be in their gallery by March 3rd.  There were some fabulous prizes and I won one!  I won the January kit from Birds of a Feather.  It has a retail value of $35.00.  It's full of yummy scrap goodness! 

Here is a picture of what I will be receiving.  I can't wait!

Cosmo Cricket “Circa 1934” Collection

Double-sided Patterned Papers:

2 Sheets “Ginger”
2 Sheets “Chaplin”
2 Sheets “Bette”
1 package 12x12 “Ready Set Chip” self-adhesive chipboard pieces

Jenni Bowlin Studios “Family Tree” Collection

1 Sheet “Aunt Charlotte”
1 Sheet “Aunt Grace”

Jenni Bowlin Studios

1 Sheet Cardstock Alpha Stickers – Black Ledger
1 Sheet Numbered Die-cut Label paper
1 Acrylic Paint Dabber – Fountain Pen

Prima Marketing, Inc.

1 “Voila” Felt Swirly frame
1 package “Say It In Pearls” Corner - black

Maya Road

1 package Trinket Ruffle Blossoms – Cream & Golden Yellow
2 ft Grosgrain Pleated Ribbon - black

Cascata Textured Cardstock

2 Sheets - Tobacco
2 Sheets - Black

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Laura's layout and altered frame!

I posted a while ago, that Laura completed her first layout.  I kept forgetting to take a picture of it.  However, she altered her first item today so when I took a picture of that, I dug out her layout.  She has a little bit of everything on her layout, but look at her face, she's so proud of it!

She is always asking to scrap, so I'm sure there will be a lot more of her work to share.  I hope when she's older, she looks back at this first layout with pride.  It's busy, but it's cute.

She's even asked that we do scrapbooking for her birthday in May.  I've mentioned it in passing to the ladies at Two Scrapbook Friends and I am going to get more details soon, so I can get it planned.  I still can't believe in 86 (she asked) days I will have a six year old.  Lots sure has happened in that six years!!

Today Dan took O out for groceries so that Laura and I could do her new project.  She found it in a scrap magazine and showed it to me.  I had some frames from Micheal's lying around, so I let her at it.  She told me she was going to pick the "most beautifulest paper ever." 

I told her that maybe she could give it to her teacher at the end of the year as her thank you gift.  She said that I could make the other one and give it to her. 

On her layout, I gave her an 8x8 sheet and other than poking holes for the eyelets, she did it all herself.

On the frame, she did the gluing, punching of flowers, button selection and most of the filing all herself.  I did the cutting and the filing of the inside corners.  She did another great job!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

2nd last Thursday off.

I got to spend it with a scrappy friend, Jo!  It's not often that our schedules permit a little mid-week crop, but it was fun and I got 3 layouts accomplished.  We both did the Two Scrapbook Friends March product challenge and the March 3rd Sketchy Thursdays sketch.

I used an old (2008) page maps sketch for our trip to Wings of Paradise way back in 2008!  Look at baby O!!
I should really take a picture of this with a camera instead of my phone!  I photoshopped some of the pics in because of glare on them from the lights!

I finally got the February sketch challenge done for TSF as well!  Here's pictures from 2007 at our friend's 2nd birthday party.

The girls are going to be 6 this year so this is really old...bout time I scrapped them!

That's it, thanks for looking!

Sketchy Thursdays - 3:03 sketch

It's that time of the week again, they've released the weekly sketch!  I used the March Product Challenge package from Two Scrapbook Friends to complete the sketch.  I rotated the sketch this time, as per normal for me!

Here it is.

Here is the sketch, which you can find on the Sketchy Thursdays blog.

Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Little Red Wagon - Challenge 70

I thought I could handle this one :)  The challenge from Rosanne is to create a card with only a sentiment, no image on it.  So here it is.  I made a card for my brother.  Now I just have to remember to mail it!