Thursday, August 28, 2014

Practical Scrappers August Blog Hop

Hello friends! Happy Friday!  You should have arrived here from Kerri's blog but if not you can start at the beginning.

Today is also the last Friday of the month and that means it's the monthly use our stash blog hop at Practical Scrappers.  For this month the theme is "anything goes" and I pulled out some papers that have been in my stash for two years that I have been hoarding.  I love all of Fancy Pants Designs paper collections and I'm pretty sure I have most of their collections.  This one is the Trendsetter Collection.

For my layout I added some clear gesso to the white card stock and "painted" on some mist.  I love stars on masculine layouts so I thought I would add a star die cut background from The Cut Shoppe and add random pieces of patterned paper to the middle of each star.  I then added some mist splatters and some wood stars and some handwritten journaling and a flair button that I had in my stash.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and now it's time to hop over to Marcia's blog.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Last Week For The August Challenge!

I hope you all had a good weekend.  I just wanted to let you know that this is the last week to play along for the Cut It Out August Challenge at The Cut Shoppe.  The details for playing along are easy, and this month The Cut Shoppe has a little something extra...a Sketch for you to use created by Ashley Horton!

*Create a layout using AT LEAST ONE of the Cut Files, that can be purchased from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store, based on the following Sketch:

Once you have created your layout, link it up by using the linky tool on The Cut Shoppe's blog 
*Make sure you leave your link, by midnight CST on Sunday, August 31st.

One random Winner will be chosen to receive a $10 Shopping Spree to The Cut Shoppe!

I hope you will play along! Have a great day!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Cut Shoppe And Creative Scrappers Team Up Layout And Sketch

Happy Sunday everyone! Today the design team members from Creative Scrappers and The Cut Shoppe are teaming up and creating with the Creative Scrappers Sketch #276.

It has been a very long time since I have created a baby layout but the photo spoke to me of my eldest son holding my youngest son, his baby brother. They are 15 years apart in age. I had the perfect papers from the Webster's Pages Hello World Collection by Alison Kreft Designs.  I especially love the soft colors, the little onesies, the hot air balloons and the cute foxes in this collection. 

 Here are a few more closeups of my page

Creative Scrappers  has provided the Sketch #276

For the digital cut files, I used the Captured On Camera Cut Files for the word "click" and "smile" from The Cut Shoppe.

and some Love Notes Printables from The Cut Shoppe

Also, if you link up at Creative Scrappers from now until the end of August  using Sketch #276, there is a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from The Cut Shoppe.  How cool is that?  Lots of cut files to choose from.

The cut files and print and cut files are available in The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store and also many more designs so come and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day! Hugs and smiles!

Friday, August 22, 2014

La, La, La Love You Layout

Happy day friends!  Today I am sharing my design team layout for The Cut Shoppe

I had a lot of fun creating this layout of my daughter and used two cut files from The Cut Shoppe.  For the background, I cut out the design on white card stock and used the negative piece and backed it with papers from The Simple Stories Homespun Collection.  I also cut the title on black card stock and backed it onto some patterned paper to make it stand out against the busy background paper.  Finally, I fussy cut some flowers and added some stickers and enamel hearts.

Here are some closeups of my layout:

I used the  La La La Love You Cut File from The Cut Shoppe

and also the Lots Of Love 12 X12 Cut File from The Cut Shoppe

There are many, many more designs in the store so be sure to check them all out here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day! Hugs and Smiles.

Very Humbled!

Hello friends!  Happy Friday!  Today I wanted to share some happy news and I am extremely honoured to be published in Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine once again.  I have a layout on page 123 of the 2014 Fall Issue.

I received a copy in my mailbox today and have already read the entire issue.  There are so many ladies that I know that have been published as well.  For my layout, I created a mixed media layout and used drywall tape for texture on my layout.  I took the photos of this adorable deer eating outside my parent's kitchen window.  This little girl was so sweet and so tame that my dad actually hand fed it. It looks like it was smiling in the top photo. Hahaha.

Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine is published in print four times a year and the gals from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine are a fun, talented bunch.  They are always looking for new submissions from Canadians and if you would like to subscribe to this amazing magazine, then click here and sign up.  It doesn't matter where you live.  They mail it anywhere in the world or there is also an app for your mobile device.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy your day!

Monday, August 18, 2014

My Winner Of The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop Is...

Hello friends!  I hope you had a great weekend and did something that you love.  Today I wanted to announce my winner of The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop that was going on all last weekend.  The winner of the Going In Circles Cut File is:

 Carolina Salazar!
Congratulations Carolina!!!

Carolina, could you please email me your email address to so I can send you the digital cut file prize.  Thanks!

Oh, and to all the blog hoppers who commented on all the designers on the hop and The Cut Shoppe Blog, do check and see if you are a winner.  The official list of all the winners will be posted on The Cut Shoppe Blog on Thursday, August 21.

Thanks to everyone that hopped!  Have a great day!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

My Creative Sketches August Sketch And Reveal

Please go here for The Cut Shoppe's Blog Hop.

Hello friends!  Are you ready for a new sketch to get the scrappy juices flowing? Today at My Creative Sketches it is the August Sketch Reveal and the My Creative Scrapbook Design Team and the My Creative Sketches Design Team have created some amazing layouts once again.  

For my layout, I wanted to create a layout of my daughter, son-in-law and their fur baby on their first big road trip with their new motorhome to beautiful Vancouver Island where they had a great vacation exploring the Pacific Ocean and all it has to offer.

and here are some more detailed closeups

Liz Chidester designed this fabulous sketch and I love this multi photo sketch.

Now it's your turn to play along and upload your layout on this fabulous sketch here for a chance to win a fabulous prize from My Creative Scrapbook.  Have you seen all the monthly kits?  There is a kit for everyone.  Check them all out here.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Stuck?! Sketches August 15 Sketch & Reveal

Hello everyone!  If you are looking for the blog hop, kindly go here.

Today is reveal day at Stuck?! Sketches for the August 15 sketch.

Recently I visited my older children and their spouses, who live a few hours away.  I snapped these photos of my daughter and printed them in the 2X3 size. I also rotated the sketch by turning it to the right.  For the patterned papers and stickers,  I used Bella Blvd. Scattered Sprinkles Collection as well as some stickers and a crochet heart.  I also added some heart enamel dots.

Here is some closeups of my layout

Here is the sketch.  I love this sketch and it's perfect for multi photo layouts.

There is an awesome giveaway and you have a chance to win a kit from 

Also, from today until August 29, Paper Issues is offering a 20% discount using the code STUCK in the online store here.

Be sure to link up your layout for this wonderful sketch at Stuck?! Sketches for a chance to win.  You have until August 29, 2014  to link up your creation.  All the details are here.

Also, there is something exciting coming to Stuck?! Sketches in September…

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative week!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Some Exciting News!

Hello friends!  Happy Thursday!  If you are hopping along on the blog hop, kindly go here

I have some exciting news to share that I have been keeping to myself for a few weeks.  I was asked to be a new design team member at Creative Embellishments!

If you aren't familiar with Creative Embellishments, they are an online store that creates and sells amazing embellishments for mixed media, scrapbooking and paper crafts.  I love their rubber stamps, flair, wood embellishments and chipboard and can't wait to work with all their yummy products.  Check out the store here.

The official design team announcement can be found on the Creative Embellishments blog here.  My term will begin in October.

I hope you will check it out.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful, creative day!