Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sink or Swim!

I have a quick post today for you. This picture is of myself, my siblings and cousins on summer vacation. The photo is from about 1962. I can't tell by the "Life Jackets" whether we were to Sink or Swim!

And some closeups.....

Product list - Papers by Authentique, Graphic 45 and October Afternoon. Stickers by Graphic 45, flag by Pebbles, Metal Keys by Momenta. Twine from my stash.

I was inspired by The Paper Girls Challenge #60 - Old Time Photos and

I was inspired by Paper Issues -Mix Tape Challenge which is to use a mix of different collections on one layout.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Happy Birthday - Best Mom Ever!

Yesterday was my Mom's 86th birthday. I would like to share the card I made for her.....

I used the sketch from Mojo Monday 355 Card Sketch Challenge for inspiration.

I was also inpired by the EYE Challenge #2: A Plethora of Patterns - to use patterned papers.

And the colour challenge at Colour Q Challenges Challenge #251.

Products used papers by Simple Stories - Hey Mom & Hemp by Hemptique

Happy Birthday to the BEST Mom Ever!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pitcher Perfect

Today I would like to share a layout celebrating my Mom's Birthday from a couple of years ago! It was an extremely hot day and the little ones were not very willing to have their picture taken!!!

I choose Bo-Bunny papers and stickers for my layout.....the lemons really suited the sour little!!!

Here are some closeups!!!

It was an extremely Hot, Hot, Hot day!!!

I used the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy - July Week 2 for inspiration. I flipped the photo section on the sketch.

I was also inspired by Paper Issues - Getting the Scoop on the Sweet Days of Summer.....nothing says summer like a Summer Family Celebration.

And Rachelle's Challenge at Sketches4All to use Yellow on a project.

Stay cool and enjoy family time this summer!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Froggers - ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday DT Reveal

Wow...the month is just flying by and it is time for me to share my second Design Team layout for the month of July with you for ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday....

The boys were over for a quick visit one Saturday after T-ball and Nana caught a frog for them to hold....needless to say....they loved it....all three of them!

I fussy cut the flowers and stars from the Bo Bunny Papers. The frog buttons are from Dress It Up. The buttons in the centre of the flowers are from my stash with Hemp by Hemptique.

I cut the frog from B is for Boys Cricut cartridge and the title were letter stickers from the same line of Bo Bunny papers that I placed on red AC cardstock and then fussy cut around the letters to layer up my title.

I hand cut the tags from Fancy Pants Corrugated Paper and more Bo Bunny and added the Reinforcements from CTG Brands and Hemp by Hemptique. I added a few Michael's rhinestones to the arrow sticker and a few pop dots to finish things up! Everything is on a background of AC Cardstock.

Here is Laura's fabulous sketch...

Be sure to link up your projects before July 29th for a chance at a randomnly drawn prize.

I was also inspired by the challenge at Paper Issues which is Getting the Scoop on the Sweet Days of Summer....Boys and that says summer!

And by Child's Play Challenges - Classic Toy - Cooties...I was inspired by the colours and boys and their love of frogs (similar to bugs)!

Keep enjoying the summer!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Happy Anniversary Card

Today I would like to share an Anniversary Card I recently made....

I used some Jillibean Soup - Happy Camper Stew papers and stickers, October Afternoon Mini Market Alphas, Craft Medley sequins and Paper Studio card & envelope.

My inspiration came from the Card Sketch #29 from Sketch N Scrap.

And the July Color Spot from Let's Capture Our Memories - I was inspired by the summery colours.

Happy Anniversary and  keep crafty!

Summer Fun - Stuck July 15th DT Reveal

It is time again for another Stuck?! Sketches Design Team Reveal...

I used the Cartoon feature on my camera to take these shots. The colours came out perfect for the Joint Challenge that we are having with The Studio Challenge.

Here are some closeups. I made the rosette for this embellie cluster.

And a fun tag from a sticker to create my title.

And a closeup of paint splatters to mimic the splashing water!!!!!

Product List - Bo Bunny paper & stickers, AC Cardstock, Bella Blvd Flags, Doodlebug Design shaped buttons, Dress It Up - Sew Cute Flip Flops and Pebbles - Jewel Candy Dots and twine from my stash.

Here is Laura's fabulous sketch....

And the colours from the joint challenge with The Studio Challenge...

Be sure to play along and link your layout up with both challenges by July 29th for chances to win some fabulous prizes!

Enjoy the sunshine!

Friday, July 11, 2014


Here is part two for today featuring Booster Day for T-Ball....

Mason is just as proud as his brother to show off his medal!

And some closeups... 

Product List - Papers by Websters Pages, Jillibean Soup & AC Amy Tangerine, MME chipboard, Tim Holtz Tiny Tackers & Metal Clip Camera by Maya Road.

Once again I used the sketch from Canadian Scrapbooker - Sketchy Challenge and Kewl Beans - I liked it so much I had to use it for both Grandson's layouts!!! I just turned the strips of paper on a different angle for this layout. I think they will look awesome in the album side by side!

I also was inspired by Let's Capture Our Memories July Color Spot.

And Sketches4all Stacy H-W July Stash Challenge - Anything Goes!

Stay crafty!

Saturday In The Park

Today I would like to share two layouts that I created from photos taken of our Grandson's on Booster Day for baseball!

Aiden was so proud to show of his medal!

And some closeup shots....

Product List - Paper by Websters Pages & Jillibean Soup, October Afternoon lettering, Maya Road wood veneer camera, Tim Holtz Tiny Tackers and recycled package backing (cork look die cut).

I used the sketch from Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge and Kewl Beans...

I was also inspired by the Color Me Scrappy CMS Challenge #65...

And Sketches4all - Cheryl's challenge - Anything Goes!

Stay tuned for part 2....

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fortissimo - ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday July 4th DT Reveal

Today I would like to share my layout for the ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday July 4th DT Reveal. Since it is the Friday following July 1st - Canada's birthday, I wanted to do another Canadian themed layout.

These pictures were taken a few years ago when we had the pleasure of seeing Fortissimo - The Band of the Ceremonial Guard on the grounds of the Parliment Building in Ottawa! It was a fabulous sight and pleasure to the ears!

Here are some closeups....

I wanted to keep my embellishing fairly simple to not take away from the photos.

Products used - Paper by MME & Fancy Pants. I cut my tag from Pebbles Inc Journal Card. The banner is Heidi Swapp and I colored it with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Marashino Cherry. Embellishments - Canada Button by Dress It Up, Bakers Twine by WeR Memory Keepers, Maple Leaf  by Mistables by Mister Hueys and the brads are from my stash. Lettering by MME - Dear Santa and Authentique - Petite Type Square.

Here is Laura's fabulous two page sketch....

Be sure to link up your layouts before the end of July for a chance at a prize!

I also was inspired by Lasting Memories Layout Challenges - LM #196 - Bannerific to use a banner on my layout.

And.....Red Carpet Studio #73 to create a patriotic themed project.

Stay crafty!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

First Canada Day Celebration - Stuck July 1st DT Reveal

Happy Canada Day everyone! Time for a new Design Team Reveal from Stuck?! Sketches.

Today I would like to share a layout that I created with pictures of our Grandson on his very first Canada Day. Papa, Auntie Sara & I had the pleasure of taking him to the Port Dover Canada Day Parade when he was just 4 months old. He slept through all of the noisy floats and bands and celebrating crowds.

Here is my layout...

Isn't he just adorable in his little Canada Day shirt?

And some detail shots....

I stitched around all of my triangles with the sewing machine.

My product list includes papers by Crate Paper, October Afternoon, Basic Grey & vellum by DCWV, bingo chips by Crate Paper, Wed button by Studio Calico, Film Strip & Tiny Tackers by Tim Holtz, wood veneer arrow by Teresa Collins, Maple Leafs Mistables by Mister Huey's, Thickers, Alphabet Stickers by Recollection and the buttons are from my stash.

Here is the fabulous sketch that Laura created.

Be sure to play along this month for a chance at two fabulous prizes from our sponsors.
A $20 gift certificate from Creative Emellishments & a kit of the month from ScrapMuch?

We are also teaming up with Frosted Designs to use die cuts. I used a heart die to cut the heart from vellum, so be sure to link up your layout on their blog as well. You can find all the info here.

I was also inspired by the Challenge at Catherine & Cathy Create which is to show you National Pride!

And Red Carpet Studio #73 to create a patriotic themed project.

Remember to put on your Red & White and celebrate this wonderful country that we are so fortunate to live in. HAPPY CANADA DAY everyone!!!