Thursday, September 21, 2017

Celebrate

Good Morning, and welcome to the first day of Fall. I would like to share a layout I created for my Mom's birthday party...


And some closeups...


I used a Paper Issues Freebie Cut File - Tropical Florals Wreath.


I was inspired by the Single Sketch at Stick It Down.



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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Two Great Sketches = One Awesome Double Layout

Happy Hump Day everyone...we are half way through the work week...Woo Hoo! I for one cannot wait until Friday.
For today, I would like to share with you how Two Great Sketches = One Awesome Double Layout!!!
Here we go...


Our youngest Grandson knew he wanted to try climbing the rock wall as soon as he saw it. And to the top he went with very little coaxing!!!

Here are some closeups...



I was inspired by the Clique Kits Sketch for September.


And now for the second sketch...


Here he is on the way down....zip line style!!!

And some closeups....



For side two, I was inspired by Leslie's amazing sketch from 


Put them together....


I loved how the two sketches had linear parts to their design. Perfect for my arrow paper one side to show Up and the other side Down.

And there you have it...an Awesome Double Layout!
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Happy - Creative Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge

It is another hot September day...summer is hanging on just wonderfully! The weather man says we will have these above average temperatures for the rest of the week...Woo Hoo!!!

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


I had the privilege to compete for the summer issue of Creative Scrapbooker and to top that, I got the cover. This photo is from the first time that we saw it on a store shelf. My husband was a sweetie and took my picture. I was so very HAPPY!!!

Here are some closeups...




I wanted to use similar papers and colouring in my layout as I used on the cover layout, so I broke open my stash of Jillibean Soup papers and die cuts. I added a couple of wood veneer pieces from my stash, Pink Paislee artisan frames and Thickers. I used a freebie cut file from Paper Issues.

And what a perfect way to add this to my memories but to be inspired by a Creative Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge.


Thanks Again Creative Scrapbooker...you know how to make a girl Happy!


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Sunday, September 17, 2017

First Day - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Good Morning Friends, and a beautiful Sunday morning it is. We have been enjoying the beautiful last days of summer with hot temperatures. A wonderful way to ease into Fall.

It is time for the latest Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Design Team Reveal. We are continuing with the theme of "All About Patterns" and today's challenge is Plaid. Use a plaid paper somewhere on your layout.

Here is my layout...


Aren't they just the cutest? This was the first day of school last year. They were really into wearing bow ties after being the ring bearers in their aunt's wedding.

Here are some closeups...




Product List: Lucky 7 Factory (Made in Canada) paper, Simple Stories - So Rad paper and chipboard, Cuts2Luv tin pin, October Afternoon alpha and the clips are from my stash.

Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories Blog and check out the rest of the team's creations. We would love to see how you are inspired by this challenge.


Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Summer

Good Saturday morning everyone...and a beautiful one it is.

I have a layout to share with you this morning....


Here is my hubby trying out a new beach chair that we bought. A chair that requires no pump, you just swirl it around and it fills up with air.

Here are some closeups...




I was inspired by the Make It Monday Sketch No. 91 from The Memory Nest.



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Friday, September 15, 2017

FAVOURITE - Stuck?! Sketches DT Reveal and Blog Hop

The middle of September is upon us already and it is time for the latest Stuck ?! Sketches Design Team Reveal.

Here is my layout...


I took this photo of three of my Favourite guys while waiting in line for a ride at the Paris Night Market. It was a beautiful day and very, very sunny. I was so thrilled to see how well this photo turned out as it was so sunny, I couldn't even see what I was taking a picture of.

Here are some closeups...





Product List - Elles Studio papers, Echo Park stickers, Your Next Emellie - gumdrops, Cuts2Luv tin pins, wood veneer, washi & clip are from my stash.

And now for Laura's sketch...





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Sunday, September 10, 2017

THE FLOWERS - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Good Sunday morning everyone, A fabulous one I might add as it is my birthday!!!

It is time for the latest Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Design Team reveal. We are continuing with the theme of "All About Patterns" and today's challenge is Floral. Use floral paper on your layout.

Here is my layout...


What better subject to use floral paper with than flowers....Wedding flowers.
We used a florist from our village for our daughter's wedding. The designer invited us over to have a look at the flowers the day before the wedding. They were absolutely beautiful!!!

Here is each page closer up....



My daughter wanted a Rustic look for the centerpieces. I have many antique wooden boxes, so the florist placed the flowers in Mason jars and then in the boxes. They were stunning.

Here are some closeups...


A couple of little flower clusters for embellishing.


I added a journalling tag inside of a clear bag for private thoughts.


The heart circle in the background is a Freebie Silhouette cut file from Juliana Micheals

I was inspired by the double sketch from Stick It Down. It was just perfect for my many photos.

Product List: Pink Paislee paper & Artisan Words, Crate Paper - Little You paper, American Tag Co. tag, Fancy Pants alpha, Prima flowers, Nuvo Jewel Drops, Ribbon Boutique - organza ribbon, Aria ribbon and some of the flowers are from my stash.

Be sure to visit the Lasting Memories Blog to check out what the rest of the Design Team created. You have until the end of September to show us your floral paper designs.


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Sunday, September 3, 2017

TODAY - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges - DT Reveal

Happy Sunday everyone, we are right in the middle of a Long Weekend and it is a beautiful one. It is time for the latest Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Design Team Reveal. We are continuing with the theme for September of "All About Patterns" and today's challenge is "Stripes" - use some striped paper on your layout.

Here is my layout...


My husband snapped this photo of my sister and I at my Mom's birthday party. We were strolling around my yard looking at the gardens.

Here are some closeups...




I was inspired by the Citrus Twist Kits sketch.


Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories Blog to check out the rest of the teams creations. We would love to see what you create with striped papers.


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