Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Layout For The September Sketchy Challenge At Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine

Happy Saturday!  I hope you are having a great weekend so far.  I thought I would share a layout that I created today with the September 2014 Sketch over at Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.

It's no secret that I am very passionate about animals and I love photographing wildlife and animals almost as much as landscapes.  At my local zoo, there is an annual photography walkabout for adult amateur photographers and I attended one and plan to attend more.  The zoo is open for two hours before the public are admitted and it's a perfect time to get some photos of the animals feeding.  My favorite animal to photograph was the wild cats, especially the tiger cubs.


Here is the sketch designed by Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine's Sue Sykes.

For the sketch, I reversed it and printed my small photos as a collage in Turbo Collage and then die cut the square background on my Silhouette Cameo and then adhered the photos to the back of the square background.  I added a die cut for my title and die cut a zoo border.  The paper collection I created with is Indian Summer by We R Memory Keepers.  I love that it can be used for different themes other than Fall.  The leather look patterned paper looks rustic and I thought it was appropriate for a "wildlife feel". 

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Clique Kits And The Cut Shoppe Team Up Blog Hop

Welcome to the Clique Kits And The Cut Shoppe Team Up Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the talented Gina Lideros but if not, you can go to the very beginning which is Clique Kits.

Annelie Maddock -
Jody Speigelhoff -
Lee-Anne-Thornton - (That's me!)
Michelle Gallant -
Michelle Whorwood -

I was totally in love with the September Kit "Study Abroad" from Clique Kits that I was given to create with. Here are two layouts that I created with this amazing kit.  For the first layout, I used the Right On Target Cut File and cut out the design with my Silhouette Cameo.

For my second layout, I used the Think Less Live More Cut File and also the Just Sayin' Cut File with the kit.

Here are all the digital cut files that are included with the kit.

Clique Kits is giving away some awesome goodies from the Study Abroad September Kit so be sure and leave a comment on the Clique Kits Blog and also The Cut Shoppe will be doing a random draw of a $15 gift card to The Cut Shoppe so be sure and leave a comment on The Cut Shoppe Blog as well.  The winner of The Cut Shoppe gift card will be announced on Monday, September 22, 2014. There is also a 15% discount code: Code HOP17 to save 15% off of a $5 minimum purchase. Valid September 17-September 21.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed your visit.  Now please hop over to The Co-Founder and Creative Director of Clique Kits Gia Lau for some more inspiration.  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook Sketch For September

Hello scrappy friends!  It's been a little crazy around my home as my husband has had surgery and we are all getting used to the new routine.  Today is the reveal of the September sketch over at My Creative Scrapbook and here is my layout that I created with the lovely sketch designed by Liz Chidester.

 and here are some detailed closeups

My niece loves her horse and loves competing in rodeo events so I created this layout featuring her and one of her special accomplishments.  I used the Archived Collection from We R Memory Keepers and stayed true to the sketch.  

Here is the sketch 

I hope you find some time to play along with the sketch.  You have an entire month to upload your take on the sketch over at My Creative Sketches for a chance to win an amazing prize from My Creative Scrapbook.  Have a great day!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Stuck?! Sketches September 15 Sketch

Hello friends!

Today there is a new sketch up at Stuck?! Sketches and for this particular sketch, I decided to turn the sketch one turn to the left and also wanted to hold onto the last bit of summer and scrap a layout of my love for pedicures and how relaxing they are.

Finally, here is the sketch designed by Laura Whitaker, the owner of Stuck?! Sketches…

I hope you are inspired with the sketch to play along and upload your layout for the September 15 sketch at Stuck?! Sketches for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.  Also, come see what the entire design team created with the sketch.  It's always interesting how everyone creates something unique with the same sketch.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

You're The One For Me

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share a layout to celebrate my 15th wedding anniversary that my husband and I celebrated on September 5.

Here are some more closeups of my layout…

I put a mixed media spin on my layout and also used the "You're The Rock To My Roll" from the Printables Love Notes

and the heart border below from the Borderlines Too Cut Files 

and also the phrase "You're The One For Me" from the So In Love Cut File for my title that I separated after it was cut and adhered it to the top and bottom of my layout.

These are all available in The Cut Shoppe Store as well as many more and also there are new cut files added every Thursday.  So what are you waiting for? It's time to go shopping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Stuck?! Sketches September 1 Sketch

Hello friends! Can you believe it's September 1?  The summer went so fast and tomorrow my youngest son is going to be starting high school so it's going to be a new routine for our home.

Today I am sharing my layout for the September 1 sketch at Stuck?! Sketches and Scrapmatts was kind enough to supply the beautiful word tiles and chipboard for my layout.

I created my layout with the new Fancy Pants Designs "Burlap and Bouquets" Collection. I love the bright bold colors in this collection. Scrapmatts, a company from Australia, provided the amazing chipboard clock pieces and butterflies that you see on this layout as well as the black little word tiles on the photos.

To finish the layout, I heat embossed the chipboard butterflies with some gold and black embossing powders and painted the clock piece  chipboard items with some Tim Holtz Distress Paint.  The title was die cut using my Silhouette Cameo.  I also matted the photos with black Fancy Pants Corrugated Paper to give more texture and dimension.  I am loving their corrugated papers.

Now for everyone that wants to play along for an awesome prize at Stuck? Sketches, here is the sketch:

There is a huge celebration this month that is happening at Stuck?! Sketches.  It's the first anniversary since Laura Whitaker took over the challenge blog and I am honored to have been part of this awesome design team for the past year.  There is some extremely generous prizes from the sponsors so….

Now it's your turn to play along and link up your wonderful creation with the above sketch to Stuck?! Sketches for a chance to win a fabulous prize.  All the details are here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!