Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thinking of You!

I am back with a quick card post! I created this card with the leftover pieces from a couple of layouts that I have created. I was given an awesome tip at the last ScrapMuch? Retreat. After finishing a layout and before you clean up the papers....create a card! AWESOME idea!

Here is the card I created....

I used Teresa Collins paper & die cuts, AC Cardstock & Pure Color Expressions Organdy Ribbon.

I used the sketch from Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge sketch #378.

Try out this tip.....

Stay Crafty!!!


Well it is New Year's Eve Day!!!! How will you be celebrating? We will be ringing in the New Year with our Grandsons that are coming over for a sleepover! We will have a blast!

I have a layout to share with you that I titled HAPPY! Seems appropriate for many reasons!

This picture makes me HAPPY every time that I look at it (actually it makes me giggle). I am the dozy looking one in the middle, with my sisters on either side. I don't know what the occasion is for this photo. I think it is taken at a Grandparent's house, but I am not sure of that either. I asked my Mom and she does not recall am going to guess that I am about 3 years old and that makes my sisters 8 & 9. The occasion could be our curly hairdos???? Brenda looks especially proud! LOL!!!

Here are some closeup shots. Everything I used is Teresa Collins product (except the crochet cotton - which I purchased at a thrift store). This package of paper & die cuts was the loot from the ScrapMuch? Fall Retreat....isn't it amazing?

Here is the sketch that I used......

Stick It Down Tuesday Challenge is to pick a sketch from their archives and create a layout! Check it out there are lots of sketches to choose from....what a great idea for a challenge!

From my curly family to yours.....Have a safe and Happy New Year's Eve! Play safe!
Stay Crafty!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Totally Rad!

I have another layout to share with you today. I created this layout with the Cut File 003 from Paper Issues : Die Cutting Saturday.

Here is my layout....

This photo just makes me giggle....the look on my husband's face is just silly! I think they will have to try a little harder if they want to be gangsters! Thank goodness!!

I used AC Cardstock and scraps of Simple Stories and stickers from the Say Cheese line and Thickers.

Here is a picture of the Cut File 003 available over at Paper Issues.

Stay Crafty!

Dec 25.....Siblings

It is wonderful to be on vacation and have some time to do some scrapping just for fun! I am really enjoying this creative time!

This morning I would like to share a layout I created of our two youngest children on Christmas Day.
I used the sketch from Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge.

Here is my layout....

Such a lovely photo of two of our wonderful children!

And here are a couple of closeups....

Everything is from Simple Stories except for the paper tape from Recollections and the Alphas from Doodlebug Design Inc.

And here is the sketch by Sue Sykes...

I am also entering this on Sue's blog - Kewl Beans 
and Paper Issues - Making It Merry!

Thanks for stopping by....Stay Crafty!!!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Laughing All The Way!

I have another post to share today for the other sketch over at Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits.

Every year I have taken pictures of our Grandsons with Santa Hats and our Christmas stuffies!

Here is my layout...

They had so much fun....especially Mason who was striking a pose in the top right photo....what a little ham!

And here are some detail shots....

Product List - AC Cardstock, Simple Stories paper, die cuts and stickers, Star clip from The Paper Addict, Fabric Tag - Recollections and the twine, button and bling were from my stash.

Here is the sketch by the talented Laura Whitaker....

I was also inspired by Paper Issues - Making It Merry.

Thanks for stopping by....stay crafty!

Christmas Joy

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas....ours was extra special at the Ross household....more on that at a later date.

Today I would like to share a layout I created using a sketch from Boy's Rule Scrapbook Kits.
This photo was taken on Christmas Day at my sister's house. The four boys are her two Grandsons in the center with my two Grandson on either side. They were four little giggle pusses while we were trying to take a photo!

Aren't they just adorable?

I cut the Christmas with AC Cardstock and my Cameo. The corrugated tape is from
 Little B.

The tag is from a shirt that my husband bought and the little wood veneer camera is
 Maya Road.

All the papers, die cuts and stickers are Simple Stories. The wood veneer tab and star are Studio Calico. And the staples are Tim Holtz Tiny Tackers.

Here is the sketch from Boy's Rule.

I was also inspired by Paper Issues - Making It Merry!

Stay Crafty!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Merry Christmas - Advent Calendar

Today I would like to share with you an Advent Calendar that I created this past fall.

Here it is on display in our living room!

This was a very time consuming project but I loved every moment (well maybe not the sanding part) that I put into it. This Kaisercraft Advent Calendar came as a kit....a flat kit. Every piece needed to be broken apart and assembled. First the pressed wood pieces were taken apart, assembled & glued (this is where the sanding was involved).
Then the little card board by one. One Sunday morning I set out to do this when our Grandsons were over for a "sleepover". As I assembled the boxes, Mason was happy to glue things together beside me. A couple of weeks later when they were over for another "sleepover", again on the Sunday morning, I started covering the little boxes completely as I didn't like just the front covered. Again Mason was happy to craft beside me asking is every little scrap that I cut off,- can I have that piece? And he glued and glued his creation together. It's too bad I didn't take pictures of his creations!

I used many scrap pieces of paper from many different collections....MME, Teresa Collins, Bo Bunny to name a few.

After all the boxes were assembled and placed in the calendar, so that no two papers were touching, I covered the outside, the back and the inner shadow box portion!

I then decorated each little box with embellies and numbers. I chose to have the numbers consecutively in a clockwise fashion.

Here is a list of embellies - Dear Lizzy dimensional stickers, Me & My Big Ideas stickers, K & Company Pillow Stickers, Forever In Time stickers, Veneer trees by Studio Calico. The numbers are Heidi Swapp, Thickers and Making Memories.

I then added a photo of our Grandsons from a few years ago to the shadow box. I plan to change up the photo as the years pass.....maybe there will be more grandbabies in the future to add to the Advent Calendar!

I filled the boxes with some yummy chocolate goodies!

I am submitting this to the following challenges....

Beyond Grey Challenges #64 and the challenge is  Make a project using COLOURS of Christmas(green, red, white, black) OR a Christmas/New year wish related SENTIMENT.
·         You MUST use SPARKLES/GLITTERS onto your projects that should be very clearly visible.
(Several of the doors sparkle, ie 6,7,12, 21, 22)
Shopping Our Stash Red Alert.
Catherine & Cathy Create #052 - Home for the Holidays - A home decor challenge.
Use Your Stuff Challenge #166 - Anything Goes
Off the Rails Scrapbooking mood board - I was inspired by the colours and the overall Christmas theme of the mood board.

and last but not least....

From our family to yours.....Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Baby It's Cold Outside - Stuck?! Sketches December 15th DT Reveal

I know it is a couple days early for the December 15th Stuck?! Sketches Design Team Reveal, but we are partnering with Scrap Around The World for this reveal and their reveal goes live today!

I chose pictures taken last February on Family Day! We went tobogganing with our family and got some awesome photos to scrap.

Here is my layout....

Not too often am I in photos, so this is the perfect photos for my title. As Baby It was cold outside!!!

Here are some closeups....

I used my Stamping Up Circle Stamp and Tim Holtz Ink for the circles and fussy cut some of the owls from the adorable Echo Park papers.

A few  Echo Park stickers, Making Memories Alpha and stars along with Glitter Thickers finish it off!

Here is Laura's beautiful sketch....

Here is the Scrap Around The World mood board...

I was inspired by the snow and the I used the saying as my title! The colours shown in the crochet afghan are pretty close to my paper choices as well.

Stuck?! Sketches is offering two amazing prizes for this challenge.
Big Picture Classes is offering a $30.00 gift certificate to one lucky participant, in order to win this prize you must play along with both our sketch and the Scrap Around the World mood board, when linking up put SATW after your name so we know to include you in the draw.
My Scraps and More is giving away a $15.00 gift certificate, and anyone that plays along with the Stuck?! Sketches December 15 2014 sketch challenge is entered into the draw for this prize!
Be sure to play along and link up your creations before December 29th.

I was also inspired by the challenge at Challenge Yourself and the theme is traditions. Since Family Day became a holiday in Ontario, we have always gotten together with our children and planned an activity...last year it was tobogganing. 
****I was featured with this layout, the day I posted it! Thanks Challenge Yourself! ****

Stay Crafty!!!

Ross Family Christmas - ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Team A - DT Reveal

Well it has rolled around to the end of another work week! Woo Hoo! And time for ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Team A Design Team Reveal.

I have another Christmas layout to share with you.....

Every year we have a special Christmas tradition....Ross Family Christmas! A day when just the Ross' gather for our Christmas celebration. Last year 2/3 of our children made it home for the celebration. It was a very memorable day as just as everyone arrived, the electricity went out after a major ice storm....and stayed off for most of the day. It came on in time to prepare supper and just as we sat down to eat, off it went again. We learned that we didn't need electricity to celebrate the special times with special people.

Here are a couple of title that I created after a Silhouette class with the talented Laura Whittaker at a recent ScrapMuch? retreat.

Hearts cut from Craft Smith burlap, Star clip from Paper Studio, Momenta metal button and gems from my stash.

Here is Laura's fabulous sketch....

Paper used - AC Cardstock & Teresa Collins.

Be sure to link up your layouts before the 29th of December for a chance at an awesome prize.

I was also inspired by the challenge at Frosted Designs to create a Christmas layout without the traditional red & green. I used silver, gold and burgandy.

Stay Crafty!!!