Thursday, August 17, 2017

August 2016 - Project Life Style Cards

Good Morning...the sun is just coming up!

Today I would like to share a couple of Project Life Style cards with you...


I was inspired by the sketch at Sketches In Thyme Project Life Style sketch #82.


I used this as part of a 4X6 card for my project.


And here is another....


This one was inspired by sketch #83 from Sketches In Thyme Project Life Style.


Here is my complete page showcasing these two cards....


Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

He Dreams Of Being A Storm Chaser!

Good evening everyone! I have a layout to share with you tonight.


Since the beginning of time our Grandson has been intrigued with weather. He can tell you A LOT of information about storm systems, especially thunder, lightning and tornadoes. He has dreamed of becoming a storm chaser. You can just imagine his delight when he noticed this man in the top photo with a vest on that said - "Storm Chaser". I wish we could have been there, but we have heard the story and my "daughter-in-law" shared these photos.

Here are a couple of closeups....


I added a pocket with a tag with personal journalling for this little man to inspire to follow his dreams.


I cut the title with my Silhouette.

I was inspired by the lastest Make It Monday sketch at The Memory Nest.


I was also inspired by the challenge at Use Your Stuff - Challenge #275 - For The Love of Children - to create a project about children. What better thoughts for our children then to follow their dreams.


Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Love - Stuck?! Sketches DT Reveal

It is already the middle of the month...August is just flying by! It is time for the August 15th Stuck?! Sketches Design Team reveal.

Here is my layout...


Back to a Wedding layout....staring one of the Ringbearers.

Here are some closeups...


The wedding rings is a Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons freebie Silhouette cut file.


I created my flowers with die cuts and my Cuddlebug. Lots of fun!!!


Product List: Crate Paper - Little You, Fancy Pants - Trend Setter - Fashion, DoveCraft - Floral Muse, Kaisercraft - Pearls and Pink Paislee - Artisan Elements.

Here is Laura's lovely sketch...


Be sure to stop by the Stuck?! Sketches Blog to check out the rest of the design team's creations as there are some beautiful ones. Then link your up before the 27th of August for a chance at a fabulous prize from one of the sponsors.


Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

AT THE ZOO - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Happy Sunday morning everyone, time for the lastest Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Design Team reveal. We are continuing with the theme of "All About Animals" and today's challenge is At the Zoo (lion, zebra, monkey, peacock etc...).

Here is my layout...


We always have family adventures to celebrate our Nation's birthday. A couple of years ago we went to the Brantford Twim Valley Zoo. It is a local zoo with big adventures!!!

Here is each side close up...


I added my journalling around the sun burst design. All the animals were fabulous. The Lion however did not like my son. Whenever he was around the Lion was growling, hissing and just generally miserable. It was kind of scary!!! Other than that the animals are well cared for and very happy in their surroundings!


And a closeup...


I added a little cluster of of die cuts and stickers.

Product List: 
Crate Paper - Peppermint collection for the background paper, DCWV - Safari Chic Stack paper and die cuts and stickers, Momenta Velvet Alphas, Hemptique Hemp Cord, Tim Holtz tiny attachers and the brads are from my stash.

Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories Blog to check out the rest of the design team's creations. We would love to see how you are inspired by this challenge, so be sure to link your creation up before the 26th of August.

I was inspired by the August 1st Let's Scrap sketch.



Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Hello - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Happy Sunday morning, we are right in the middle of a Civic Long Weekend here in Canada. The weather has been beautiful! It is time for the newest Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Design Team Reveal. We are continuing with the theme of All About Animals for August and today's challenge is In the house (dogs, cats, rabbit, hamster, turtles etc...).

Here is my layout...

Gizmo is one of our two cats. He is a very large boy and quite lazy...this is his usual stance. My "daughter-in-law" took these photos and sent them to me...just as I was about to start this challenge. Purrfect!!!

Here are some closeups...



Product List - Simple Stories - Life in colour paper and stickers.

Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories Blog and check out what the rest of the team created. Then link yours up before August 26th.


Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Discover - Stuck?! Sketches DT Reveal

Good morning everyone, it is the 1st day of August and time for the newest Stuck?! Sketches Design Team Reveal.

Here is my layout...


While site seeing in Ottawa we came across the Oscar Peterson statue. The boys loved crawling inside of the piano for a photo opportunity!

Here are some closeups....


I loved the teal colour on the one paper, so I added a few other pops of the colour throughout my layout.



I cut a slit in the background paper so that the music note paper clip floated above the title.

Product List: Kaisercraft - Sears & Son Collection paper, Lucky 7 Factory (Made in Canada) paper, Cosmo Cricket tag, Zva Creative pearls, Recollections music paper clip, brads & glitter paper, MME buttons, Heidi Swapp epoxy title and the circle paper clip is from my stash.

Here is Laura's fabulous sketch...


Be sure to stop by the Stuck?! Sketches blog to check out the rest of the design team's creations. Then be sure to link yours up before the 27th of August for a chance at a fabulous prize from one of our generous sponsors.


Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

AT THE FAIR - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Good Sunday morning everyone. We are heading home from the cottage today but first I have we have a new Theme and challenge for you today at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges. We are starting our theme for August a little early and it is - All About Animals. Today's challenge is - On the farm - include a farm animal on your layout (cow, horse, sheep, pig, chicken, etc...) - it can be in the photo, sticker/embellishment, or on the paper.

Here is my Design Team reveal...


Here some of the gang are posing with a cow at the Burford Fair last year. This cow is interactive. You can acutally try your hand at milking this lovely girl.

Here are some closeups...




Everything on my layout is October Afternoon - Farm Girl.

I was inspired by the sketch from Sketch N Scrap


Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories Blog and check out the rest of the team's designs. Link yours up before the end of August.


Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Ottawa 2016 Mini Album - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Good Sunday Morning everyone...and it is a wonderful one. It is time for the last challenge of the month for Lasting Memories Layout Challenges. We are continuing with the theme of Summer Adventures. Today's challenge is - Go on a Scrappy Adventure - document a layout in a size outside your normal use. Show us your mini-album, travelers notebook, custom pocket page, etc!

I choose to create a mini album....my first....


I created an accordian style mini album and I was inspired by the following tutorials:
Tara at Citrus Twist Kits and Stephanie Bryan. Their step by step instructions were very easy to follow!


For the title page, I used a project life type card and added my title. I sewed over the alphas to insure they stay in place.




By using a pocket folder, it gave space for a couple of extra photos. I used a upcycled clothing tag to mount my photos on.







Product List: MME - follow your heart background paper, Pinkfresh Life Noted Printed Cards, Fancy Pants alpha, The Paper Studio tas, DCWV envelope, Elle's Studio -Live Laugh Love wood veneer, Me  & My Big Ideas - Mambi stickers & Puffy stickers and the washi is from my stash.

This was a great stash buster using up paper, PL cards, washi, stickers, wood veneer etc.... PLUS I used a total of 16 photos! Gotta love stash busting!!!

Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories Blog to check out the rest of the teams creations. You have until the end of the month to play along with this month's challenges.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!