Tuesday, October 29, 2013

He's Fourteen Today!

Wow!  It was only yesterday that you were starting grade one and now you are in grade nine and turning into a handsome young man.

6 months old to 10 years.


Twelve Years Old
Now a teenager 
Grandma's 75th Birthday
Summer Vacation 2013
Clayton and his big brother Brandon

Almost as tall as his big brother

Never too old for fun

It's only a matter of time until you will be all grown up like your brother and sister so I cherish these times.  Happy fourteenth birthday Clayton!  May you have many more!

Monday, October 28, 2013

50,000 Views Giveaway Winner Announcement!!!

Woo hoo!  Thanks to each and every one of you that are a follower of my blog and for all the new followers.  I appreciate it very much!

Today I am announcing the winner of the Paper Issues $20 Gift Certificate from Paper Issues as I have now reached over 50,000 views!

  and the winner is:

Ann Jobes

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List Randomizer

There were 37 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Ann Jobes
  2. Jenni Calma
  3. Happy (Gloria Nunn)
  4. Hailey Gummerson
  5. Angela
  6. SmilynStef
  7. Denise Luscan
  8. Lynn
  9. Arismom aka Lynda
  10. Vicki
  11. Lisa P.
  12. Sandy Lewis
  13. Laura Whitaker
  14. Tasha
  15. Sharon G.
  16. Alison Day
  17. Miyake
  18. Kailash
  19. Sandy Ross
  20. Donna Wood
  21. April W
  22. Brenda Ragsdale
  23. Marcia Dehn-Nix
  24. Nicole McNamara
  25. Lori
  26. Funky Finds
  27. Kelly Jean
  28. Wendypooh
  29. Scrapbook Lynne
  30. Phei Chee
  31. Sharmon Savoie
  32. Pam
  33. Kelly G
  34. Lanette
  35. Michelle
  36. Cathy Sanders
  37. Suzy
Congratulations Ann!  Thanks everyone for entering!  Have a great day!

Creative Scrappers Sketch #254

Happy Monday!

Creative Scrappers always has amazing sketches and I thought I would use Sketch #254 created by Jenny Evans and play along.

I thought I would scrapbook this handsome little guy who is a friend of the family.

Little Man
Cardstock - American Crafts
Chipboard Letters - American Crafts
Chipboard Pumpkin - Creative Embellishments
Cork Arrow Embellishments - Fancy Pants Designs
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz
Distress Paint - Tim Holtz
Distress Stains - Tim Holtz
Mini Letter Stickers - October Afternoon
Mists - Heidi Swapp, October Afternoon
Patterned Papers - October Afternoon, Fancy Pants Designs
Pen - Marvy Uchida
Stencil - The Crafter's Workshop
Stickers - October Afternoon
Twine - Unknown
Wood Stamps - Prima Marketing
Photo - Rockwood Photography
Here are some more closeups.  I am loving the chipboard embellishments from Creative Embellishments.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine October Sketchy Challenge

Hello scrappy friends!  As I am writing this blog post, there is a snow storm in my area and I am enjoying the coziness with the fireplace.   One thing that I know for sure, is that it's perfect weather  for scrapbooking and that's what I  did this past weekend.  

Every month at Canadian Scrapbooker, there is a sketch challenge.  For October's Sketchy Challenge, Sue Sykes,  designed the sketch and I got busy creating a layout of this adorable pair.  Hanna likes to wink at the moment and this brother and sister team look so adorable in their Fall clothes.  Here's the sketch.

Here is what I came up with.

Wink Wink
Cardstock - American Crafts
Chipboard Letters - American Crafts
Chipboard Pumpkin - Creative Embellishments
Corrugated Shapes - Maya Road
Distress Stain and Paints - Tim Holtz
Embellishments - Elsies
Kraft Doily - Maya Road
Letter Stickers and Labels - October Afternoon
Mists - October Afternoon Sprinklers
Patterned Paper - October Afternoon
Pearls - Prima
Pen - Marvy Uchida
Sewing Machine Stitching
Twine - Unknown

Photo courtesy of Rockwood Photography

The background is misted with several October Afternoon Sprinklers and I also misted the chipboard letters for the title with mists too.

I am loving the wood embellishments at the moment and placed a few of these cute little birds on the page as well as some corrugated shapes wrapped with twine to give more texture and interest to the layout.
 Finally I used some paint and stain and tinted the chipboard pumpkin shape and added some twine
Well there you have it.  A Fall page of these two cuties that are my daughter's niece and nephew.  I love scrapping them.  They always make me smile.

There is still time to participate in the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine October Sketchy Challenge.  The deadline to upload your layout is October 31.  Here is the link.

Have an awesome day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Furry Friend

Today I am sharing a layout that I created for Kreaxion Punches.

I wanted to give the outside corners of the background paper more interest and direct the eyes towards the photos.  

 I used Kreaxions 4 In 1 Punch #307 with Insert C to create this design.
Kreaxions 4 In 1 Punch With Insert C
I love the Kreaxions punches and the versatility.  This punch and many more Kreaxions 4 In 1 Punches can be found in the online store.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Let's Celebrate Card

Happy Sunday!   Today I am sharing a card that I created for Thanksgiving.


I used the Kreaxions 4 In 1 Punch #307 with Insert A to punch the tulip design on the base of the card and on the corner of the stamped sentiment

Kreaxions 307-1

and I also used Kreaxions 4 In 1 Punch #311 Insert B to punch the four corners of the plaid patterned paper.

JI Kreax 311

Both of these punches can be found in the online store here
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

50,000 Views Giveaway


Hello friends!  I hope you are having a fantastic weekend.  Today I wanted to let you know of a special milestone.  My blog will soon have 50,000 views and I'm pretty excited about that so I thought it would be a great idea to have you celebrate it with me.

I am offering a nice little prize from my friends at Paper Issues.

If you haven't shopped at Paper Issues, now is your time because it's amazing!  So here are the details:

1.  Become a follower of my blog
2.  Comment on this post by telling me what you would buy at Paper Issues if you win
3.  Please make sure you add your email or blog link so I can contact you.

This will be a random draw.  As soon as my blog reaches 50,000 views, I will do the draw.

Thank you and good luck to all!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Practical Scrappers Halloween Layout

I hope you are having a good week.  Happy Friday!  Today I am sharing a Halloween layout that I created of these adorable kiddos for Practical Scrappers.  I used some papers from the Bella Blvd. Trick Or Treat Collection and lots of embellishments from my stash.  I love the cute owl paper in this collection.

Too Cute To Spook
Adhesive - 3L, Scotch
Diecut Leaf - Silhouette America
Embellishment (cork arrow) - Fancy Pants Designs
Embossing Powder - Stampendous
Flair Button - The Paper Bakery
Journal Tags - Maya Road
Letter Stickers - Bella Blvd., October Afternoon
Patterned Papers - Bella Blvd. (Trick Or Treat, Daily Chevies)
Rotating Stamp - American Crafts
Wood Embellishments - Studio Calico
Machine Stitching
Photo Courtesy Of Rockwood Photography

I machine stitched through some of the letter stickers in the title.

For the twine heart, I placed a bead of glue in the shape of a heart and adhered the twine with a little wood embellishment in the middle.

I found this great little twine that had the halloween colors and wrapped twine around the cork arrow.

Flair buttons are so popular right now and I love using them on many of my layouts. The leaf was cut with my Cameo and then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

These cuties are my daughter's niece and nephew and I smile when I see them.
There are lots more layouts and cards at Practical Scrappers to check out and don't forget that Paper Issues is having a giveaway on their blog.  You can check it out here.   Have a great day!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Moments Of Fall

It's another Sunday and today I am sharing a layout with you that I created celebrating Fall.  Around my neck of the woods, the leaves are falling and it is beautiful but bittersweet because winter is just around the corner and I can't say that I am looking forward to it.  Maybe because I have always lived where the winters can be very cold and snowy.

Moments Of Fall

Adhesive - Helmar, Scotch
Brad - GCD Studios
Cardstock - Recollections
Chipboard Letters - American Crafts
Circle Cutter - Kreaxions
Cork Arrow Sticker - Fancy Pants Designs
Diecuts - Silhouette America Designs #50096, #21368
Embossing Powder - Stampendous
Flair Button - The Paper Bakery
Ink - Versamark
Mini Letter Stickers -  Authentique
Mists - Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Mustard, Peach)
Patterned Papers (We R Memory Keepers - Country Livin' Collection
Ribbon - May Arts
Pen - Marvy Uchida
Punch - Kreaxions 4 In 1 Punch #312
Twine - Unknown
Machine Stitching
Silhouette Cameo
I cut all the leaves with my Silhouette Cameo and then inked them up with some Versamark Ink and then heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.  I cut out some circles with my Kreaxions Circle Cutter and also punched some little designs with my Kreaxions 4 In 1 Punch #312 to give some extra dimension.  Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists are my go to mists for most of my layouts these days and for this layout I mixed some Peach and Mustard together to achieve a nice peachy shade and then splattered it on my page.  For the photos I cut our some polaroid frames that I cut with my Cameo and also machine stitched around the frames for more interest as well as the paper strips on the top and bottom of my layout.  Here are some more closeups of my layout and of the amazing Circle Cutter and 4 in 1 Punch #312.

 Did I mention that I love Kreaxions products and that they are so fun to use?

The Circle Cutter by Kreaxions as well as the 4 in 1 Kreaxions Punch #312 can be purchased here in the online store.

Thanks for stopping by!