Tuesday, May 27, 2014

@ the zoo

Another fantastic double page sketch from Shelby at Stick it Down!


My take!


You have until June 2nd at 8PM EST to link up for you chance to be our next guest designer!

Also, I am so close to meeting my goal of having 50 projects complete before I can buy new paper!  This is #47 since January 1st when I started this self-challenge!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Liebster award!


I have been nominated by Lynn at Small Town Scrapbooker  and by Stephanie from Bits & Pieces (& Scraps) to participate in the Liebster Award!  Thank you ladies! How neat is this?

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less that 200 followers.  It is a way to bring attention to these blogs and build the blogging community.  The meaning of Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

It's easy!  Here are the rules:
  • Thanks the blogger who nominated you and answer the 10 questions he/she asks of you.
  • List 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) for the award and link to them in my post.
  • Ask these 10 bloggers 10 questions of your own.
  • Let the nominated bloggers know they have been nominated..
My 11 random facts:
  1. I am syndactyly.  Mine are the same as Ashton Kutcher's.
  2. I volunteer with the executive of the skate club my girls are a part of.
  3. I don't speak the language that my children are educated in.
  4. I love The Walking Dead.
  5. My husband and I are huge fans of the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and record it every night and watch it together.
  6. I would be happy to listen to Jason Statham read the phone book.
  7. My first job was telephone soliciting.  Sorry!
  8. I hate cooking.
  9. My favourite drink is diet coke.
  10. I love M&Ms but just the plain ones.
  11. I love the Biggs and Barr podcasts since I can't listen to their morning show.

As I was nominated by two fabulous ladies, I am picking 10 questions to answer from the 20 I was asked.  There will be some from Lynn and some from Stephanie. (I answered one extra, just for fun!)


1. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?  I would love to be able to blink and appear somewhere else. I could spend time with my BFF if this could happen!
2. Morning person or night owl?  Night owl!
3. What is under your bed? Nothing! We have a roomba and it fits under the bed so not even dust bunnies!
4. What do you scrap most? My kids.
5. How long have you been blogging? My first post was Wednesday, February 10, 2010.
6. What is your favourite season? Fall.
7. Do you believe in love at first sight? I hope so, I married him!
8. What is your favourite song? Good Riddance by Green Day.
9. What did you want to be when you grew up? A Marine Mammal Trainer.
10. How many times do you get to create in a month?  I'm pretty lucky and I do something crafty each day, either crocheting or scrapping.
11. How long have you been scrapping? Since my oldest was 18 months and she turns nine in two weeks. 

Here are the 10 blogs I chose to nominate:
My 10 questions for the above ladies:
  1. What brought you to the scrap world?
  2. What is your favourite embellishment?
  3. What is your least favourite new trend?
  4. What is the last movie you watched and would you recommend it?
  5. Do you enjoy reading?
  6. What languages can you speak?
  7. What is your favourite outdoor activity?
  8. Do you enjoy gardening?
  9. Are you an animal lover?
  10. How far do you live from your childhood home?
That's all I have, I hope you will participate if nominated!

Week 33 of Project Life: Stripes!

Come over and get STRIPEY at Stuck on U Sketches with the Project Life team!




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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sketch ~N~ Scrap #57: this is pure happiness

Another fabulous sketch from the ladies at Sketch ~N~ Scrap!





And don't forget about the 2nd birthday bash going on!  Come and play along in my CIRCLE challenge!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Blog Candy!!!

Let's Get Inspired 


This is the magazine's blog that is an extension of Let's Get Sketchy.  Go there and follow the instructions to be qualified to win!



Saturday, May 10, 2014

Everyday snapshots: Inspired by Sketch N Scrap

I love the 'inspired by' challenges at Sketch N Scrap, Lisa or Kelly find a DT layout they are inspired by and create a new sketch for us to play with.  

These photos are from the summer of 2011 and I just love how close my girls were and still are. There was only one towel out and instead of getting another one or taking turns, they chose to wrap up together in it.  Just look at the my middle girl's face in the bottom pic - pure love.




You have until May 31st to link up over at SNS, and make sure you check out all the Birthday Bash challenges happening all month long!  There are prizes!!!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Sketch N Scrap 2nd Birthday Bash! **Circles**

Welcome to my day of this fantastic 2nd birthday bash for Sketch N Scrap!

I have always loved circles on my layouts, especially stitched circles!  So circles were an easy pick for my challenge.  I'm challenging you to embrace my love of circles on your layout or card!

I didn't intend to use birthday photos, but these pics of my youngest turning 3 were perfect for the sketch I found in the Sketch N Scrap archives.


The sketch:

I have a small rak for anyone who plays along with my challenge and is a follower of Sketch N Scrap and mine! Just let me know in the comments below and I will pick a random winner at the end of the bash! (June 1)


The flowers are made by me!  I learned to crochet at Christmas and I have been obsessed ever since! I used one of my flowers on my layout too, with a brad stuck in the centre.

I hope you find time to play along with any (or all!) of the fantastic challenges over at Sketch N Scrap's 2nd birthday bash!

You can link up the circle challenge here until May 31st at 11pm EST.

I hope you play!


Monday, May 5, 2014

Week 32 of Project Life: Grid/Ledger

The papers in this Simple Stories collection is perfect for this weeks challenge of grids/ledger at Stuck On U Sketches!  I can't believe I am almost done with 2013! I am really enjoying this journey and my girls just love looking back through this book already.  I can't wait to show it to them when they are older!  I think there are a few blackmail photos in the album as well.........HAHAHAHA!!!



Since we are starting a new month we are excited to share
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Play in ANY May challenge here to be entered to win
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Thank you Paper Bakery for your generosity!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Life in Details PL: stitching!

This month's Life in Details project life challenge is near and dear to my heart!  It's STITCHING!!! I love to stitch on my layouts and anything I create. My husband is always telling me to buy a sewing machine but I really have no idea how to use one.  At all! So by hand it is.  I enjoy it, considering my love of cross stitch too!  I get to combine all my hobbies into one sometimes and that is fantastic!

So here is the card I stitched...



You have until May 14 at 8PM EST to link up and play.  Our prize is a future guest design spot in July!

Sketch N Scrap #56: I Love Fall

I finally got to scrap some of my favourite pictures from our little day trip last fall to the island here! It was such a gorgeous day and the girls had a great time! 

I used my cameo and glitter sketch pen to do the journalling.  It's a little off but I'm ok with that.  I did however get a time out for using glitter!  I am a self proclaimed blingophobe so glitter is not allowed, but when I ran out of ink in my sketch pen all the M store had were glitter pens.  I bit the bullet, glitter sketch pen is better than no sketch pen.  My bff has since saved me and mailed me some plain black ones for my birthday!


me in time out....
I hope you have time to play with this great sketch from Sketch N Scrap! See the prizes below!





We hope you will find time to play along with one or all of our challenges this month, because TWO lucky participants will be winning a prize this month....that's right we have TWO prizes instead of one this month to celebrate Sketch N Scrap turning TWO!!!  Our first prize sponsor is The Robin's Nest:
The Robin's Nest is a manufacturing company specializing in scrapbook paper, stickers, and our most favorite embellishment: Dew Drops.  We are a family owned business and have been creating fabulously elegant products since 1998.  We try to support the mom and pops stores, so you cannot find our products in any Big Box stores.  Buy Local.  If you do not have a local craft store, you can buy our products on our online shop: www.robinsnest-scrap.com.  We create to Inspire.  The Robin's Nest is offering a $15 gift certificate to one lucky participant!!!
Our next awesome sponsor is The Paper Bakery:
Paper Bakery is your one-stop kit shop for all of your paper crafting needs. Whether you are looking to finish some layouts, complete an album, fit scrapbooking into your busy life, or get messy with paints we are your answer.  We offer 4 different kit options at this time: Scrapbook Kit, Mixed Media Kit, Capture 365 Kit, and Project Kit. Even though all 4 of these kits are planned separately, all 4 of these kits coordinate with each other. Paper Bakery does this on purpose so you can mix and match kits!  Paper Bakery Kits will be fun for any type of crafter too! From beginner to advanced, a Paper Bakery kit will work for you!  Paper Bakery is offering up a $15 gift certificate to one lucky participant!!!

But remember you can't win if you don't play! 
Here are the details:
1. Make sure and link back to Sketch N Scrap in your blog post when sharing our sketch OR a layout or card based on our sketch.
2. Link your layout or card up by clicking on the Froggy link in the sidebar
NOTE: Don't forget to link to the direct post of this weeks challenge on your blog.  
Remember each submission will give you ONE entry into our monthly random draw for a chance to win one of our TWO May prizes!  Have fun, we can't wait to see what you create :o)
 So get  those layouts and cards started! International players are welcome to participate but are only eligible to win our prize should our sponsor choose to absorb the cost of overseas shipping.  Thank you for understanding. 
Link up your layout by May 31st at midnight CST!