Friday, August 31, 2012

Let's Capture These Sketches #147

Today is another sketch reveal over at Let's Capture These Sketches and I had fun with this sketch.  I don't use my mists very often, and it was time to take them out and try them with a mask from Prima.

This summer, we went to Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and if you love flowers, then you will find this a paradise on earth.  I love photographing flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!

If you would like to play along with us at Let's Capture These Sketches you can find the sketch here.  The team did a great job.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sizzlin' Summer Continues With Sketches #15 and #16

In Canada and the U.S. it has been a very hot summer and I have done more scrapbooking to beat the heat this summer than ever before.

There are two more layouts to share with you from our Sizzlin' Summer of Sketches over at Scrapbook Challenges.

Sweet Little Boy

You Will Always Be My Little Boy

Here are the awesome sketches.

SCSS #15

SCSS #16

I hope you enjoy the sketches.  Come join us on the forums at Scrapbook Challenges and join the fun!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #310

Here's another sketch and layout to share with you

Summertime Nails - SC Sketch #310

I am on a real bright paper kick at the moment and what screams summertime more than colorful toes.  I love getting pedicures in the summer and with the ombre' craze at the moment, I asked the nail technician if they could do it.  They had never done it at that salon before and had never heard of it.  They called me a "trendsetter" but if truth be told, I saw the idea on Pinterest.  Don't you just love Pinterest?

Here is the sketch that inpsired my layout:

SC Sketch #310

Isn't it a fun sketch?  Come check out more of our sketches and play along with all the challenges at Scrapbook Challenges.

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

On The Road Again...

Being a "Rock Chick" over at Scrap It With A Song makes it fun to sing and scrapbook.

This week we scrapped and sang to the tune "On The Road Again" by Willie Nelson.

On The Road Again
I used the "Happy Days" collection from Echo Park for this one of my husband and his car.

Come join us at Scrap It With A Song and play along.

Have a fun day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Three Layouts To Share

It has been a very hot summer and so I have done a lot of scrapping to keep cool.  Today is a little cooler and I am enjoying not having the fans on.  Here are three layouts to share for design team work over at Scrapbook Challenges.

I just got news a few weeks ago that my oldest son and my daughter-in-law are expecting their first child!  That means that I am going to be a grandma!  I am so excited and can't wait to start taking photos and scrapbooking this  big event.  It is a new chapter and it's going to be so fun.  Here is a layout I created to announce this:

First Time Grandma To Be

This layout was inspired by Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin' Summer Of Sketches #13.

I also created a summer layout on my youngest son and his friends of their recent visit to an amusement park in our area.

Calaway Park

This was also inspired by Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin' Summer of Sketches #12.  

I am on a roll and all of these are created with Echo Park papers.  They are one of my favourite paper companies.  I am sure that you have already noticed that. LOL.

Here is another layout I created with Echo Park's Summer Days Collection for Scrapbook Challenges design team work.  This is Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin' Summer Sketch #14.

New Do

You can find all the sketches over at Scrapbook Challenges and play along with us.  We love when you drop in and upload your creations to our gallery.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are inspired by my layouts and want to create.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sizzlin' Summer Of Sketches Continues....

There are two new sketches this week in our big August event over at Scrapbook Challenges.  Here they are:


as well as this sketch:


I created this with SCSS 12 Sketch

I did this layout from our day trip to Calaway Park last week.  I used Echo Parks "Summer Days" Collection.

To see what the design team members created with these sketches, go to the Scrapbook Challenges website.

Have a great Tuesday!

Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin' Summer Of Sketches - Week 2

August is moving right along and every weekday in August, Scrapbook Challenges have more sketches for you to have fun with.  This is in addition to our usual Monday sketch so lots of sketches to inpsire you all month long!



and here's my layout:


and here's mine:



So there you have the second week of sketches for August.  Have fun and we would love to see what you create with these sketches.  Upload them to the Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin's Summer Of Sketches designated thread and in the the gallery. 

Have an awesome week! 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #309

Mondays are so much better when there is a new sketch at Scrapbook Challenges.

I wanted to create a layout with the Bo Bunny "Enchanted" collection for our twelfth wedding anniversary.  

Living Our Happily Ever After

Here is the sketches for this week for your scrapping pleasure.

SC 309 - Single
SC 309 - Double

Aren't these sketches fun?  There's always a new sketch revealed every Monday so come and join us on the forums and in our gallery.  We would love to have you.

Have a great Monday!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Let's Capture These Sketches #145

Today there is a new reveal for sketch #145 at Let's Capture These Sketches and I think the ladies seriously outdid themselves once again.

Here is the sketch:

LCTM - Sketch #145

Here is mine.  I chose to get messy and use paints and do more of a mixed media layout.  I sure don't want to rush winter though.

Hometown Winter

Check out what the rest of Team A created this week here.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sizzlin Summer Scrabook Challenges Sketch #8

We are continuing our August fun over at Scrapbook Challenges. Every weekday during August, we will reveal a new sketch for your scrapbooking inspiration.

I wanted to create a layout of my mom and my son spending some quality time together. Grandparents are special.

Special Moments  

I used some papers from Teresa Collins Vintage Finds and made my own rosette with the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge for the Cricut.

Here is the sketch.  

SCSS - 8 

Would love for you to play along and upload to our Sizzlin' Summer of Sketches at Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #8.

Have a happy day!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #308

Woohoo!   Another sketch is revealed at Scrapbook Challenges and I absolutely loved this sketch designed by a newbie team member Lyvian.  Sometimes when a person creates, it just feels so good and this layout is one of them that I really had the warm and fuzzy feeling with.

Moments Captured
It's a layout on my daughter's nephew Quinn and her dog Elly.  I loved the photo the minute I saw it and had to scrap it.  I used Echo Park's This & That Charming Collection.  The colours really spoke to me.

Here are the sketches for this week:

SC Sketch #308 Single

and last but not least the double sketch

SC Sketch #308 Double

I love being part of this design team and it always keeps me inspired.  I hope it inspires you to be creative too.  Have a wonderful week!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Clean and Reuse Your Cricut Cutting Mat

I went to my local scrapbook store today and saw these wonderful products made by Crafter's Companion.    They are awesome!  Check out the video for yourself.  No more having to purchase Cricut mats everytime they lose their tackiness.  I think this will save me at least 25 mats or maybe even more.  It cost me around $20 for both the Stick Away and the Stick & Spray.

Scrap Time - Ep. 552 - Crafter's Companion Sprays from Mark Giles on Vimeo.

It always feels good saving some money and not having to throw away mats.   With all of us scrapbookers in the world that should save lots of space in the landfills so I feel I am doing my part for the environment.

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Scrap It With A Song

I am a "Rock Chick" over at Scrap It With A Song and this is my first layout as part of the team!

The song is Leaving On A Jet Plane by John Denver.  I created this layout on my youngest son when we went on vacation to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  We were waiting to get our plane home.   He loved his first tropical vacation, but is a real homebody and was looking forward to seeing his cat Asia.

Home Boy
I used the Toy Box Collection by Crate Paper for this layout and I loved the planes and cars in this collection.  Perfect for this challenge.

Come play along with us over at Scrap It With A Song and upload your layout on their blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin' Summer Of Sketches Week 1

We are having a blast over at Scrapbook Challenges.  For the month of August, we have a new sketch for every weekday.  These are above and beyond the Monday sketches.  Here are the first five sketches to get you inspired:




 Here is mine for Sketch #4

My layout for Sketch #4

and my layout for Sketch #5

My layout for Sketch #5

And there you have it.  The first five sketches.  Come play along with us and upload them in the designated forum thread over at Scrapbook Challenges and also to the gallery.

Have a scrappy day!

A Personal Layout

It's been a very hot summer and although I enjoy the nice weather, I can only stay outside for so long so when I'm trying to keep cool, I go and scrapbook.  I created this layout today.  There was a lot of fussy cutting and I enjoyed the relaxing process, but I mostly liked the words and it definitely speaks volumes on what I am at 50.  It reads "We have to keep evolving as people and keep it fresh.  Life has it's twists and turns and being comfortable in your own skin and loving yourself is the best way to get through life."

I spent a lot of time on this page and lots of layering and cutting.  I don't know if I like the end result or not.  I basically wanted to use up scraps from the last Webster's Pages layout that I did.  Oh well.  It's done and it was fun to create so I am happy with that.  Not every layout has to be a masterpiece.

Have a good day!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Layout On This Hot Summer Day

There's No Place Like Home 
I love home and it's no secret that I am very much a home person.  Home gives me a smile and I thought I would create a different layout from what I am used to creating. It has some fussy cutting and I got to try out my new Ribbons And Rosettes Cricut Cartridge. Yes, the rosette is a bit large, but I decided to use it anyways.  This was made from Webster's Pages Spring Market Collection and I thought it had that homemade feel to it.

Have a great day!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #307

It's another Monday and a new, beautiful sketch to play with.  Here is my take on the sketch:

SC Sketch #307

and here are the sketches

SC Sketch 307-1

SC 307-2

Have fun with these and play along.  You can upload it to the Scrapbook Challenges forum thread #307.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Let's Capture These Sketches #143

Let's Capture These Sketches has another sketch revealed and this one is by the lovely JJ.

Let's Capture These Sketches Sketch #143

here is my layout for the sketch

I Live To Create
The past year I have done some mixed media and really enjoy it.  These are some of the projects I have made so I wanted to document them.  It's a lot of fun to get messy with paint and other mediums.  Scrapbooking takes up most of my free time, but sometimes when I don't feel creative with scrapbooking, I like to take out the paint and try some She Art Girls or other canvases.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun playing along with the sketch.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Design Team Announcement

I really love my life and I am so excited to be part of this fun design team!  Come join us as we scrapbook to some great songs.  There is a Pop Gals team and a Rock Chicks team.  I am on the Rock Chicks team.  Yay Rock!

Here is the official announcement:

Come join us and have some fun!