Friday, July 31, 2015

SPRING BLOSSOMS - ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday DT Reveal

Happy Friday Everyone! That means it is time for the ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Design Team Reveal.

Here is my layout...

I took these adorable photos of Justin and his boys back in May. This shrub was blooming so beautifully, I just had to snap their photos. It was actually spitting rain, but the photos turned out perfectly. It shows how they all are blossoming!

Here is a closeup of each page....

And some detail shots - this one showing one of my favourite embellies to make!

For the title I used two different alphas as I didn't have enough of just one. I think it turned out well with the mixture.

I popped the top of the butterfly's wings to add some depth.

Here is Laura's fabulous sketch! This is one of my favourite double sketches!!! It went together so smoothly!

Product List - Background Paper - Adorn It, Echo Park - Jenni Bowlin - Studio paper and stickers, October Afternoon Alphas, K & Co rhinestores and the buttons are from my stash.

Be sure to stop by to see the rest of the ScrapMuch? Design Team's creations and then link yours up by the 29th of August for a chance at a fabulous prize!

Thanks for stopping by and for my friends in Canada have a wonderful long weekend! Stay Crafty!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Soup Spotted

I just have a quick share for you today. One of my layouts was on the 

I was away on vacation and very excited when I saw the post that my layout was included in the 
Soup Spotting. Here is my layout....

You can check out my original post HERE. Thanks Again Jillibean Soup - I am honoured!!!

Stay Crafty!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Minion Movie

A couple of weeks ago we had the pleasure to experience the new Minion Movie on the opening weekend with our Son, "Daughter-In-Law" and two Grandsons....we had a BLAST!!!!

We started the day off with the boy's booster day for 3-Pitch, then to Mc D's for a quick lunch and then off to the matinee movie showing. Here is my layout.....

Since we had decided to see the movie in 3D, Papa just had to go and buy the boys the Minion 3D googles....are they just the funniest?

Here is each page closeup.....

This fun Minion was a gift a couple of years back from my scrappy friend, Laura and I knew this layout would be the perfect place to use it. You can make your own with Laura Whitaker's fabulous freebie cut file that you can find here.

The Minions below are fussy cut from a bandaid package which I layered over a punched heart and one of our movie tickets.

The other little Minions are from that quick lunch that I told you about. I fussy cut them from the Nugget Kid's meal box....I think they are the perfect embellie for the hearts that I made from punches.

On this cluster I added the lettering 3D. This was the first 3D movie that my husband & I had experienced.

I used a WeR Memory Keeper Sew Stamper to make my XOXOXO circles and layered Thickers over another one of the movie tickets.

I was inspired by the double sketch for July from Stick It Down - it suited my photos just perfectly!

Product list - Amy Tangerine - Hello Doily stitched paper, My Mind's Eye papers, Thickers, WeR Memory Keepers - Sew Stamper and square clips from my stash.

I would like to thank Ashley for taking these AWESOME photos and sharing with me....without them we couldn't relive these moments over and over!!! XOXOXO

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

Happy Friday everyone and time for Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop. The hop is being held one week early this month. The idea behind this hop is to dig into that stash of papers that you have been hoarding  saving for over one year. 

You should have arrived here from Wendy's Blog....if not the full list is at the bottom of this post.

Well I think these papers have been with me for about 4 years. Here is my layout....

This photo was taken of my grandson just minutes after he was born.

Here are some closeups.

My favouite stamp on the background.

For this cluster I took apart the layered up MME decorative brads and used the pieces that matched my layout best and I switched out the yellow brad for this teal one.

My hidden journalling tag.

Product list - MME paper and embellishments, The Paper Studio tag, Canvas Corp Mini Bag, Pink Paislee photo tab, Bo Bunny chipboard clock, Michaels key clip, Little Yellow Bicycle Stick Pin, Ruby Rock-It chipboard buttons and Petals & Possibilities scrap metal word.

I just love how different companies products all match up so beautifully!!

Now continue on with the fun and head over to Suzanna's Blog to see her fabulous creation!
And in case you get lost along the way, here is the complete list!!

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Bargain Hunters - ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday DT Reveal

Happy Friday everyone! It has been a fabulous week for me as I am on vacation...and even better than that...I still have two more weeks...Woo Hoo!! Now on to the ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Design Team Reveal.

Here is my layout....

This photo was taken at the end of Day One at ScrapFest in Kitchener this past Spring. I had so much fun with my sister and good friends. I was lucky enough to return the next day with my daughter and "daughter-in-law"!

Here are some closeups....

I made my own flowers and leaf clusters with circle punches, stickers, buttons & twine.

I love making these flowers.

Product list - Papers & Stickers- Echo Park - Photo Freedom, Fox Run doily, Basic Grey Rub-Ons & Rhinestones, Hemptique hemp, Thickers and the buttons are from my stash.

Here is Laura's wonderful sketch. I flipped the sketch as I thought is suited my photo better....

Be sure to stop by and see the rest of TEAM A's creations and stop back and link up your layouts by July 29th for a chance at a wonderful prize.

Happy Friday and Stay Crafty!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Love You Papa! Stuck?! Sketches July 15th DT Reveal

WOW!!! The middle of July is here already...the year is just zipping by! Time for the Stuck?! Sketches July 15th Design Team reveal.

Here is my layout....

This layout came together so easily and quickly. This fabulous paper line by Lucky 7 Factory (Made in Canada) were just meant to be used for this sketch. The background paper had all he perfect elements in the perfect spots.

Here are some closeups....

I layered up two Real Wood tags by the American Tag Company with Hemptique hemp held down with Tim Holtz Tiny Attachers, a star clip by The Paper Studio and the Date chipboard is MME.

This cluster shows Momenta Wood Embellishments & MME button.

I cut the arrow design from Fancy Pants Corrugated paper and layered it up with another clip from The Paper Studio and a "Rad" October Afternoon Tin Pin. The title is Amy Tangerine Thickers and Thickers.

Mason loves to tell Papa,-Love You and for Papa's birthday was no exception.

Here is Laura's awesome sketch.....

Be sure to stop by to see the rest of the Stuck?! Sketches team's creations and link up your layouts by July 29th for a chance at some fabulous prizes from the generous sponsors.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

You Are My Sunshine

Well it is a hot, humid, rainy day here what better time to share a SUNSHINE layout!

Here Mason & I are snuggling at the end of our fun day at a water park last summer. It had started to cool down, so we are snuggling to warm up.

Here are some closeups....

The title is a free cut file from 17 Turtles.

I had two pieces of this Jillibean Soup paper so I fuzzy cut out the orange and yellow sun bursts and popped them up with some foam tape and then machine stitched some of the other sun bursts.

All of the products I used are Jillibean Soup except the word Awesome which is MME and the buttons, brad and twine are from my stash.

I was inspired by the sketch from My Scraps & More Sketches #209.

I was also inspired by the challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge to use the word Awesome somewhere on your creation.

Although it is a rainy day on vacation, that is still better than any day at work!!

Stay Crafty!!!

Happy 40th Anniversary Card

I have another quick card post for you today....Our BESTIES celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary on the weekend. Here is the card that I made for them.....

Inside the door that opens it says 40th (strange that I didn't take a photo of that).

I used pieces of AC Cardstock, MME papers and October Afternoon alphas.

My Bestie called so happy yesterday after receiving the card in the mail. She gave me so much thanks and praise, but the Silhouette cut files deserves all the praise!

I am entering this in the challenge at Silhouette Challenges #27 - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - SOS # 210 - Paper Piecing

the inspiration challenge at House of Cards - I was inspired by the colours.

Once Again I would like to wish a Very Happy 40th Anniversary to our Besties!!! XOXOXO

Stay Crafty!!!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Fabulous Fez

Today I have a special layout to share of a very special Kitty....

Fez was my daughter's kitty that she got when she graduated from Grade 8 from her oldest brother. She didn't go anywhere without this cat.....which if where his Fabulous personality came from. He was such a Lovie!!!

Here are some closeups....

I made one of my favourite embellishments and layered it up with some Michael's metal embellishments.

The title is made from Heidi Swapp and Thickers over a Dazzle It feather. The papers are all Teresa Collins - Hello Life, and the photo strip washi is from my stash.

I used the Week 1 sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.

I was also inspired by the challenge at Archi-Scraps - Pet Challenge.

It is really hot today....stay cool and Crafty!!!!