Monday, November 17, 2014

Bella Blvd. November Newsletter

Hello friends! Just wanted to let you know that Bella Blvd. "Bella Buzz" is now live and ready to be downloaded.  There is lots of inspiration and a giveaway.  I have a layout of my daughter in this newsletter and was so honoured that Bella Blvd. spotted my layout and asked if they could include it in their newsletter.  You can sign up for the Bella Buzz newsletters and receive it by email so that you don't miss an issue. The link to sign up is here.

Here is the link to the November 2014 Bella Buzz:

Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Remembrance Day Layout

Hello friends! Happy Sunday!  Today I wanted to share a layout I created for Remembrance Day.

I wanted to honour all the men and women who have sacrificed to keep my country,  Canada free. Freedom is something I never take for granted.

A few years back, I photographed a Red Poppy in a friend's back yard and this is what inspired me to create this layout.

I began with a piece of white card stock and added some clear gesso and then added some blue acrylic paint.  I applied some modelling paste to a stencil to give it more texture.

I used my Silhouette Cameo with the Flower Power Cut File from The Cut Shoppe and cut out the flower background on some red card stock and took my scissors and carefully cut a few of the flowers as I wanted to only use about four of them on my layout.

 I added some red watercolour paint below some of the flower petals and in random areas and then added some black paint splatters.

Next I cut my title on my Cameo on some black card stock and then adhered the papers, flowers, flair, tags, and twine. Finally I added some zig zag stitching with my sewing machine below the title.

I journaled on the journaling card and voila! It is completed.  This layout was inspired by a sketch I saw this morning at Creative Scrappers.

I rotated the sketch like so...

This felt special to creae this layout and it made me proud to be Canadian.  I hope you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for stopping by!

My Creative Sketches November Sketch

Hello friends! Happy Saturday! Today is the November Sketch and design team reveal at My Creative Sketches and this sketch was a little challenging for me.

I decided to cut a design with my Silhouette Cameo and back it with some patterned papers from the Fancy Pants Designs Me-ology Collection.  I then machine stitched around the design.  This layout is close to my heart because it is about my journey.

As always, Pam always has a wonderful prize from My Creative Scrapbook so be sure and link up. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Stuck?! Sketches November 15 Sketch And Reveal

Happy Saturday! Today it's the Stuck?! Sketches November 15 Sketch Reveal and I can't reiterate how much I LOVE working with Laura Whitaker's sketches. She is the queen of sketches!  This sketch was fun to work with.

Here is what I created with the sketch.  My youngest son and his visit to Santa and Mrs. Claus when he was 3 years old.

For my layout, I used the Merry Little Christmas Collection by Fancy Pants Designs for the patterned papers, corrugated paper and stickers.  For the chipboard title from Creative Embellishments, I heat embossed the words with black embossing powder that has a fleck of sparkle, and I painted and stained the wood veneer snowflakes (also from Creative Embellishments) to coordinate with the layout.  I also added some hand stitching with gold embroidery floss. Finally I added some mist splatters and some chalkboard flair from A Flair For Buttons. 

I hope you are inspired to create with the sketch.  If you link up at at Stuck?! Sketches for the November 15 sketch, you have a chance to win a $25 gift card from Creative Embellishments

 as well as a $15 gift card from Freckled Fawn

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Bella Buzz Newsletter Coming Monday!

Hello friends! Today I must admit is a rough day for me.  My younger brother passed away suddenly eight years ago today and he was only 38 years old.  He was happily married and had such a cute little family.  His daughter was only 4 and his son 2.  He came down with some sort of infection and four days later he passed away.  Antibiotics didn't save him.  Honestly, some years are more difficult than others and I have tried to be there as much as I can for my parents.  I miss my brother dearly, but I cannot imagine what it must be like to lose a husband or a child.

I don't usually share my private life too much and keep my posts mostly about scrapbooking, but realize that many of us grieve and I realize that it is so important to not take loved ones for granted and to tell them often that you love them.  I suppose I am keeping it real.

Now onto some happy news.  I have a layout that will be in The Bella Buzz November 2014 Newsletter that will be online November 17!  This is very exciting for me and I hope you will share in my excitement and check it out on Monday.  I will post a link on my blog when it goes live.  It should be jam packed with lots of information and inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend and I hope you do something you love and be sure to check back Monday!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

All Boy Layout

Hello friends! Happy Thursday! Today I am sharing a layout I created for Creative Embellishments.

For my layout, I wanted to create a masculine layout of this handsome little guy using lots of stars as my main design element.  I painted the Stars In My Universe Frame with several acrylic paints that coordinated with the star patterned paper.

For the background, I used the Grunge Stars Stamp with some black archival ink to give the background some texture.  I also used my electronic die cutting machine to cut some stars from silver foil paper.

Finally, I finished my layout with some stickers, letter stickers and a flair button.  I used the Max Collection by Bella Blvd. for the patterned papers and stickers and a flair button by A Flair For Buttons.  The silver foil paper from Fancy Pants Designs was cut on the Cameo.  I used a cut file for the stars from The Cut Shoppe and cut it apart.

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Layout Published In Create Magazine!

Hello blog followers! Today I have some exciting news to share with you.  I have the layout below published in the November 2014 Issue Of Scrapbook Generations Create Magazine!  

Fancy Pants Designs is one of my favorite scrapbook paper companies and this layout is created with the Everyday Circus Collection. My layout is on Page 230. There is lots more inspiration so be sure and check out the entire issue here.  Congratulations to all the scrapbookers in this issue.  There are several names that I recognize.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day!