Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Just Adorable

Good Afternoon everyone, it is a lovely warm Spring afternoon here is Southern Ontario. We have had rain showers off and on all day and they are calling for thunderstorms. April showers bring May flowers!!!

I have a Spring layout to share with you today....


Aren't they just adorable. This photo was taken last Spring when our Crabapple tree was in full bloom.

Here are some closeups...


I made my title with Thickers and Rub-ons and I stitched over top of both. I added my journaling to one of the tags and then covered it with a decorative vellum tag. I added some more Rub-Ons to the bottom tag.


Machine stitching adds wonderful accents and texture.


I covered this chipboard arrow with a piece of the cardstock.

Product List: AC Cardstock, American Crafts - Hello Sunshine paper & tags, Whisper Graphics tag, Recollections tag and button brads, MME Rub-On, Fancy Pants Rub-On, Thickers, and the chipboard arrow and other brads are from my stash.


I was inspired by the Citrus Twist Kit Sketch from 4_9. 


And by the following challenges:
 Scrap Our Stash Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I used the bottom row - Yellow, Rub-Ons and Thickers.


 Use Your Stuff Challenge to use eyelets and brads
 and
Archi-scraps to use stitching.



Monday, April 17, 2017

Decisions....Decisions...Decisions!!!

Happy Easter Monday everyone, I am one of the lucky ones and I have today off too. It has been a fabulous four day long weekend spent with family. Today I am able to get in some scrapping time. I probably should be outside working in my gardens, but I overdid it and my knees are telling me to just sit down for a bit.

Today I would like to share a layout with you which explains how I overdid it....


A few weeks ago while preparing to paint our dining room which is partially paneled in 1960's paneling, I thought I would peek behind the paneling and see what was underneath. Low and behold, the original outside wall of our house (the dining room was an addition sometime in the 60's). Beautiful shiplap boarding....what a fabulous 100+ year old treasure. I was very excited....my husband not so much. So we decided to tackle half of the room at a time as about 25 years ago we made our dining room larger by taking down a wall, which we had to leave an exposed beam across the center as it is a supporting wall.

My next job was to decide on a paint colour for the other walls. I went to our local hardware store and picked up a selection of grey paint chips....who knew there would be so many???


I added a bit of texture to the background with a crackle stencil and Ranger Texture Paste.


My paint chips were the perfect addition to my layout. I circled the colour that I choose and added the name for possible future reference. When all done I added some paint splatters....much like I was covered in while painting the ceiling.


Product List: AC Cardstock kraft paper, Cosmo Cricket alpha, Doodlebug Design Inc. alpha, Basic Grey alpha, and chipboard kraft alpha from Target. The few little paper scraps that I used are from my stash.

The challenge this month at Kraft+ - Swatch it Up!!!


So now you know how I overdid it. Working with knees that I have been told are 15+ years older than the rest of me...I'd say I did pretty good. Stay tuned for phase 2!!!


Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all get to spend some quality time with family today. But first it is time for another Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Design Team Reveal. We are continuing with the theme for April of "Spring" and today's challenge is to create a layout with Eggs, Chicks or Bunnies. I choose all three.

Here is my layout...

These photos are from last year's Easter Egg hunt. We have tried the community egg hunts but last year decided we would just host our own. Everyone really enjoyed it.

Below is each page closer up...



And a few closeups....


I fussy cut some of the flowers from the paper collection to create my cluster adding in Eggs, bunnies and chicks.




Product List: Pebbles paper, Crate paper chipboard and the bunnies and enamel dots are from my stash. I also cut the paper leaving on the product strip because I loved the design and for the other page I cut it from the bottom and glued it on the top.

Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories Blog to check out the rest of the teams designs and then link your up before the end of the month.

I was also inspired by the challenge at Pixels and Paper Challenge Blog - Easter.


Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty and Happy Easter!!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Lovely - Stuck?! Sketches April 15th DT Reveal

Time is really moving along as it is already the 15th of the month which means it is time for the latest Stuck?! Sketches Design Team Reveal.

Here is my layout....


Here is our beautiful daughter and her Besties on her wedding day. Photo courtesy of Luxarte Studios.

Here are some closeups....


I added some stamping to the background paper and for the title I painted the chipboard with acrylic paint and then brushed on  metallic watercolour paint to give it some shimmer.


Washi tape arrows point to the delicate little flower cluster.


I added some clear dew drops from my stash.


Another flower cluster at the bottom to balance the layout.

Product List: Teresa Collins - Collectors Edition background paper and Summer collection butons, Dovecraft - Floral Muse paper, Prima flowers, Aria ribbon, Recollections crochet flower and stickers, Pink Paislee Artisan  Elements, Heidi Swapp washi, Creative Embellishments chipboard title and the twine, dew drops embellies and some on the flowers are from my stash.

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


Be sure to stop by the Stuck?! Sketches blog to check out the rest of the design teams creations and remember to link yours up by the 29th of April for a chance at some fabulous prizes.

I was also inspired by the colour challenge at The Paper Girls Challenge.




Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Spring Treasures - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Happy Sunday everyone, time for the latest Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Design Team Reveal. We are continuing with the "Spring Theme" and today's challenge is to use the word Spring in your title or journaling.

Here is my layout....


These photos were taken last Spring while Mason explored the yard and found treasures.

Here are some closeups...



I overlapped the letters for the word "treasures" as it was very large. I love how it turned out!!!


Product List: AC Cardstock, Pebbles - Family Ties paper, Fresh Goods dimensional stickers and Happy Go Lucky embossed stickers, Thickers - Rootbeer Float vinyl letters, Basic Grey chipboard sticker letters, Designed by U - U Brands square paper clip, Fancy Pants tin pin and Recollections - Boho stickers.

Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories Blog to check out the rest of the design teams creations and then get busy and link yours up before the end of April.

I was also inspired by the sketch at My Creative Sketches.

and also the challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge - Easter or Spring.


Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

These Are For You Nana! Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Happy Sunday Morning, time for the newest Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Design Team Reveal. It is a new month and that means a new theme for Lasting Memories. April's theme will of course be "Spring"! This week's challenge is flowers (photos or papers).

Here is my layout....


These photos are from last spring when Mason picked a bouquet of flowers from our yard for me! What a sweet little man!!!

Here are some closeups...


I cut up several flower dimensional stickers and made it into a cluster with the same colours as Mason's bouquet.


Product List: AC Cardstock, Pebbles - Walnut Grove papers, Happy Go Lucky embossed stickers and Fresh Goods - dimensional stickers, Queen & Co. rhinestones, Fancy Pants rub-ons and the yellow pearls are from my stash. 

Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories Blog and check out the rest of the design teams creations and then get busy creating and link up before the end of April.

I was also inspired by the following challenges:
 The Studio Challenges - patterned paper half
and Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge - Easter or Spring.


Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Mr & Mrs - Stuck?! Sketches DT Reveal

Happy April Fool's Day everyone....I am very excited to share with you today that I am once again on the Stuck?! Sketches Design Team. Laura contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I would like to rejoin the team...no hesitation on my part! After being away for one year, I am so happy to be creating with Laura's sketches once again.

Here is my layout....


A lovely photo of the happy Bride & Groom. Photo courtesy of Luxarte Studios.

Here are some closeups...



Flower cluster tops off the embellishing. The background heart is from The Cut Shoppe.


Product List: Fab Scraps background paper, Recollections Vellum paper, AC Cardstock, Teresa Collins paper, Pink Paislee - Bella Rouge Flower, Love Nicole paper flowers, MME Necessities metal hearts and the metal leaf and clip are from my stash.

Here is Laura's amazing sketch....


Be sure to stop by the Stuck?! Sketches Blog to check out the rest of the design teams creations and then get creative and link up yours by April 29th for a chance at a fabulous prize from one of the generous sponsors.


Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!




Sunday, March 26, 2017

Happy Birthday - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Welcome back, I hope you are enjoying your weekend. It is time for another Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Design Team reveal. It is the last "Birthday" challenge of the month. Today's challenge is to use "5 different patterned papers" on your birthday layout.

Here is my layout....


Our grandson opening presents from G.G.

Here are some closeups....


I added some water colour paint splatters to the background.



Product List: AC Cardstock, MME - Hip Hooray paper and stickers, Simple Stories - Let's Party stickers, Recollection button brads, MME Jubliee chipboard.

Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories Blog and check out the rest of the Design Team's layouts. Link yours up by the end of the month for a chance at a prize donated by me!!!




Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!