Wednesday, October 30, 2013


My project life album has a title page! I was on a roll at the weekend retreat I attended and had 3 weeks completed and then bam! I didn't have the pictures for the next week!!! (a Selphy would have saved the day, and that was a not so subtle hint to my husband that I would REALLY love one under the tree this year!)

I moved on and decided that it was about time my album had a title page. My original intent was to have single photos of each family member, but that is really hard to do when you don't actually take the photo!

I found some left over Simple Stories paper and went with it. I think it is the first scrappy thing I have made without pictures. I kind of like it!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A new challenge blog!

I'm always looking for project life/sketch challenge blogs.  There is a new challenge site looking for their first design team and it's project life and sketches!  I know some of my friends only create double page layouts and that is one of the challenges on this site.

I can't wait to play along.

The blog is called Stick it Down.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Lasting Memories #163: Lots of journaling

Good morning blogland!  I am a little late in posting this week, as I was at a scrapbooking retreat all weekend.  Had a fantastic time, great food, great people, very little sleep!

I ended up completing 8 single page layouts and 3 weeks of my project life.  Now onto the challenge!

This week at Lasting Memories, we are asking you to show journaling on your layout.  You may wonder how my three little lines of journaling counts, but I struggle to even add that!

Thanks to my scrappy friend Joanne Burton for the sketch!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Stuck On U Sketches: Autumn Elements

When I first started out on this Project Life adventure, I was busy documenting my daily photos and creating my photo journal.

Then this challenge appeared at Stuck on U Sketches: Autumn Elements.  Wow!  I was stumped.  I was only on week 13 (please don't remind me that I am over 20 weeks behind!) and I was working on April 2-8. Hardly the time of year to be adding autumn elements to my spread.

So, once again,  I went outside of my comfort zone.  Instead of scrapping these pics of my daughter at a local conservation area, I went all project life!

Do you know something?  I love it!  It's very me, very CAS which I adore.

Cupcakes by Design #25: It's all about the shoes!

Meet my medium daughter.  That is how they refer to themselves, big - medium - small, not oldest - middle - youngest.  Anyway, meet my medium daughter, O.  She canNOT ever, nope never, just stand for a picture. She has to ham it up, and it makes for some interesting shots.  These ones of her in her Dorothy costume for Hallowe'en last year are just cute!

Here is my take on the sketch #25 from 2 Broke Girls!

I seem to have exhausted my supply of Hallowe'en paper, so I broke out some Echo Park - Hello Summer instead.  The colours are a pretty good match and give the fun feeling I was looking for!

Here is the sketch, come and play!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Week 12 of Project Life

It's my week to post over at Life in Details

This month we have a sketch to use on your spread.

Here is my completed spread using the sketch.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Lasting Memories #161: Use a black background

It's almost Hallowe'en, so we at Lasting Memories are asking you to use a black background on your layout this week.

To embrace the spirit of the season, I used pictures of my daughter and her 'Baterina' costume from last year.

I am linking up with the following sites I used for inspiration:
Paper Secrets:

Scrap Warriors Advanced Training: Fussy Cutting
Paper Issues: Hallowe'en

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Some surprising news!

I am currently on the creative team for Life in Details which is a challenge blog dedicated to Project Life and Smash Booking.  Today Michelle sent me a message asking if I would like to take over the blog as she didn't feel she could give it enough time.  I promised her to do my best and accepted.

I have given the blog a little face lift and am looking forward to this new challenge!

Our current challenge is to use this sketch and create a card for a PL spread or use it to inspire a new page in your Smash Book!

I really hope to see some new faces playing along in our 'just for fun' challenges.  We would love to have our creative teams' favourite project creator as a guest designer in future months.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Stuck On U Sketches is having a DT call!

Hi friends!
We are having another Design Team call! Woohoo!
We are looking at folks to join our- 

Project Life team (posting every other Monday).
Looking for around 5 folks to join us!

 Die Cut team (posting every other Friday).
Around 5 or so positions available!

Layout team (posting every other Friday).
We are only looking for ONE person! =)

Design Team responsibilities:
Posting on a schedule (it's up to you to be on time!)
Commenting on participants to challenges for the team you are on.
Posting projects on your personal blog on time.

We are asking for a 6 month commitment!
So please consider this when applying as drop outs mid term are difficult.

If you are interested in joining us please email the following info:

email to mrsbealash AT aol DOT com
(subject DESIGN TEAM)

1. Name
2. Best contact email
3. Which team/s you'd like to be on
4. Blog link
5. Any other social media link/galleries, etc
6. Why you'd like to be on our team!
7. 3 of your favorite projects that you've created.

Call closes Friday, October 25

We will be announcing our new teams the beginning of November
and new team will start in December!

We are so excited to come and visit you all and thank you
in advance for your interest in joining us!

Warmly, Leah and Nanne

Monday, October 7, 2013

Cupcakes by Design #23

It's sketch time again at 2 Broke Girls!  As usual, this is another fantastic sketch!  I used this picture of my oldest (now 8) and some great Fancy Pants paper.  

Come and play, you have until the end of the month!

Week 13 of Project Life: Stuck on U Sketches

I'm up to week 13 in my Project Life journey.  That makes me only 27 weeks behind.  I'm getting there, right?

This week at Stuck On U Sketches, we want to see a calendar find it's way onto your spread.  I dug into my stash and found an October Afternoon stamp set from 2007 that I have never used!  I can't believe I remembered I had it.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Lasting Memories #160: One Colour

I did not used to be a fan of the monochromatic layout.  However, each time I create one, I find it just a bit easier!

So, yes, this week at Lasting Memories, we are asking you to embrace your fear and create a monochromatic layout!  You can do it!  I know you can!

I used the October 1st sketch at Stuck?! for this layout.  Thanks to Laura and her DT for the inspiration!

Friday, October 4, 2013

2 Broke Girls Sketch-a-thon winner!

Congratulations to JoAnn!  She was my randomly chosen winner for being a follower and using my assigned sketch!

I love the colours and all the arrows. It's such a fun layout!  Thanks for playing along JoAnn!

I've contacted JoAnn and will get this to you ASAP!