Friday, February 28, 2014

Katie's Day - GDT Scrapmuch? Sketch-y Friday

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be the Guest Designer once again for Scrapmuch? This wonderful group of ladies have helped me develop my style over the last 4 years.

Here is my layout.....

I created this double layout with photos from my daughter's friend's wedding. Sara was on of the bridesmaids in the wedding. The photos were just fabulous to work with, and the girl's dresses matched the new Authentique line of papers.

I inked around the wooden heart that I got as a gift from a dear friend for Christmas with Powder Puff Chalking Ink, and cut the leafy swirl with a thin die. I added some gold Zazz with a stencil on my background.

I cut out some fabric flower clusters from a Petaloo ribbon and added to my hearts for some detail.
The metal keys and lock are one of my favorite embellishment (Martha Stewart).
Lettering is Thickers.

And here is Laura's Sketch.....

Be sure to link up with Scrapmuch? Sketch-y Friday, there is a new sketch every Friday.

Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Love You This Much GG

Today I would like to share a layout that I created with Valentine papers, but it is a Christmas layout!

The pictures were taken Christmas Day with my Mom playing Santa. Everyone has to get their picture taken with her before they can open their gift. This has been a long standing tradition in our family. The two pictures are with my grandsons and GG.

And some closeup shots.....

I used the sketch from Let's Capture Our Memories Sketch #58 Sketch This Out."Sketch This Out!" feature - one sketch, one set of products, three designs. The sketch is one of the talent Laura Whitaker's!

I would also like to submit this to My Mind's Eye February Challenge. The challenge is to use one of their collections to showcase "All you need is love".

I used the new Cupids Arrow No.14 collection of papers and stickers and embellies from my Scrapmuch? February Kit Club kit which you can find the info here. I also used some MME washi tape.

Have a scrapping good day!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Lil' Swinger!

I have another layout to share with you today. I am using the February 15th sketch from Boy's Rule Scrapbook Kits - Extreme Challenge - Sketch Style.... you can find the info here.

For this layout I used a photo taken last year on Canada Day! After going to the zoo, we went to a local park so the boys could play!

Here is my layout.....

I added the sunburst on my background with a Heidi Swapp stencil and paint.

 I created these pinwheels!

I used a mini paper bag to insert my journaling tag.

And here is the sketch from Boy's Rule.....

Product List
Papers by Recollections, Fancy Pants & October Afternoon

Have a crafty day!


Good Morning Canada.....we won Gold this morning in the Men's Hockey. I think most of Canada was up at 7 a.m. to watch the game!

On this lovely sunny day, I would like to share a layout that shows total HAPPINESS. Last summer we attended a Community Appreciation Day thanks to the Burford Agricultural Society. They presented a Monster Truck show. At this show they had lots of tractors on display that everyone could climb and sit on. Our Grandsons were in heaven. To make it even better....some were ORANGE!!!

For this layout I used the January 15th sketch from BOYS RULE Scrapbooking Kits - Extreme Challenge. You can find all the info here.

Can't you just see the delight on his little face?
Here are some closeups....

I added stitching, twine and brads.

I ordered some new dies recently....I just love these little gears....perfect for a tractor page!

And here is the sketch.....

I turned the sketch on it's side!

Products used - My Mind's Eye & Basic Grey -Hey Boy paper and embellies.

I am also entering this at Creative Embellishments, I used the word Happiness and was inspired by the bright orange O that I used over and over with the gears!

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Card

Today I would like to share a Happy Birthday Card that I have created using the colours from Scrapmuch? February Colour Challenge.

Here is my card....

I used Authentique paper and Paper Studio cards & envelopes.

Here are the colours for February....

Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, February 15, 2014


Well we have made it to mid February....hopefully we will be see signs of spring soon!!! It has been a long,  extremely cold, snowy winter here in Southern Ontario.

Today for the February 15th Design Team reveal at Stuck?!, I would like to share a Summery layout that I created with photos from July 1st, 2013. We went to a small local zoo to celebrate Canada Day! Our grandsons loved the petting zoo part the most. My layout shows them feeding the goats!

And some closeups shots.....

I used Simple Storied - Daily Grind paper and embellishments that were from my January Kit from Scrapmuch? and decorative tape by My Mind's Eye.

And here is Laura's awesome sketch... I turned it for my layout....

Be sure to play along and link up your sketch before February 26 to win one of the fabulous prizes from the sponsors!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Today I have another seasonal layout to share....and the season is Love with Valentine's Day just around the corner. This layout features a picture of my daughter and her boyfriend taken around Christmas.

And some closeup details....

There is a fun challenge at Scrap Our Stash for February called SWAK!

And the challenge is to create a layout with Red AND/OR Pink (50% of layout) with the following stash items: 
S. - Stitching (machine, hand or faux), W. - Washi Tape
A. - Arrow, K. - Kraft paper/embellishment

I used the following Red Paper by Fancy Pants (it is a dark red, but showed up maroon in the photo) and red Thickers. I machine stitched some accents; I used Chalk Studio Washi tape by MME; I cut an arrow out of co-ordinating paper and my Kraft paper item is a mini bag by Canvas Corp. Other items used by Cosmo Cricket, Making Memories and Recollections, Martha Stewart.

I would also like to submit this to The Paper Girls Challenge Challenge #49 Love Your Love
and Red Carpet Studios RCS#63 Love Actually - My Children
and Off the Rails Scrapbooking Use a photo or memorabilia of a Loved one - My daughter
and Paper Wings Production - Anything Goes
And Craft Hoarders Anonymus - Challenge #1 What's Your Style

Have a scrapping good day!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

So Much Scrappy Fun

It has been another very snowy day in Southern Ontario....but we are all home safely, so I thought I would share another layout! My inspiration came from Sketches in Thyme Challenges #122.

Here is my layout....

This photo was taken at our first Scrapfest experience. We had a blast!

Materials - Paper by Pebbles; Embellies - Basic Grey, Bo Bunny, & My Mind's Eye. The title was loot from a Scrapmuch? crop.

And here is the sketch....

Stay warm and have a scrappy night!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


For this post, I created a layout of our dog, Molly when she was about 8 months old. I used a sketch from Scrap & Music Sketch #20 & Ho Hey by the Lumineers. The word from the lyrics I choose for my layout is BELONG.....

Here is my layout....

With some closeup shots....

And here is the sketch.....

Product List - Paper - Three Bugs in a Rug & American Crafts; Embellies - Venus, American Crafts, Studio 112, Heidi Swapp, Rcollections & Paper Addict.

I really enjoyed this challenge....great idea!
Have a crafty day!