Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A refresher!

I know I know I know.....where I have I been right?  Well, full time work, two busy kids and my own stuff has been keeping me hopping. 

Recently, however, I have had some great opportunities to scrap and get my groove back....

Crop and create Winnipeg - love those ladies!

And the Brandon Scrapbookers Charity Convention - where we raised over $3000 to give to the Brandon general hospital renewal project!  I met some new and wonderful people!  Looking forward to next year!

Here are some lo  that I created over the last few weekends....

Monday, January 19, 2015

Well, well, well....

Yes, it's been a while...I've been super busy over the holidays, attending two craft shows, hosting three Christmas dinners with family and trying to recuperate from the nasty cold/flu season that seemed to hit everyone in Manitoba!

I did, however, manage to get a few things accomplished over that time...mostly sewing projects...but there are a few scrapbook items that I'd like to share today!

This is one of my sales before Christmas.  This experience has ben so great about learning and growing as a small crafter! 

Some custom capes I made for Christmas and birthday gifts....

And one of my favorite LO's that I created.  It was great to have the creative juices flowing and work with paper instead of fabric this time!

Have a great week!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Scrap & Play Challenge #14 - Lift a previous Lo by a DT Member

This was such a fun challenge for me!  We always are looking to other peoples work to get ideas and inspiration, but I have never actually "lifted" another LO before!  I used Amanda-Jayne Baldwins LO from the Scrap & Play Challenge #10.  She had a triangle that divided her page and I loved it!
I turned the LO and came up with this!  

This is a photo I took of my kids when we were doing their 5 year and 6 month was perfect :)

Take a run over to the Scrap & Play blog to play along with this challenge and link up your projects!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Scrap & Play Challenge #13 - Be Thankful

Here in Canada we celebrated our Thanksgiving in October, however each year this holiday reminds me of what is important in our lives.  This placemat by Jillybean Soup was the perfect fit for this challenge.  Here is my LO...

The challenge was to use items that start with all the letters in the word Thankful. - and it was hard let me tell you!

T - twine and thread 
H - hearts
A - arrows
N - negative space (placemat)
K - kisses (word)
F - frame, foam dots, flair
U - underlined words (stitched under each word)
L - love (word)

Link up your projects here for a chance to win a great prize from Bella Blvd - just in time for your halloween photos too!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Scrap & Play Challenge #12 - Spooky!

It's that time of year again where all the little ghosts and goblins come out to play and all the leaves are falling and turning such beautiful colors - it's my favorite above all other seasons for sure!  

The challenge for Scrap & Play #12 is to create something "Spooky".  It could be a layout, home decor, cards or even a few halloween party invitations! 

I decided to create a cute little wall decor or hanger for my front door...I still haven't decided where I like it best so right now it's decorating my old vintage typewriter in the living room!

I bought the thin wooden ghost for about 1.99 at Michaels and then painted it with white acrylic paint.  I then covered it in Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paint.  Once it dried, I used various colors of Tim Holtz distress ink to get down and dirty into those cracks left behind by the crackle paint.  I then used Forest Moss and Black Soot distress ink along with a few of his awesome stencils to create the spider web and dotted look throughout his body.  

I then used My Minds Eye Wicked line to layer various flowers, chipboard pieces and embelishments. The flowers and banners were cut with Tim Holtz dies.  I used some old green American Craft Thickers that I had lying around for the "Boo", using some Black Soot distress ink on the edges and then covering each letter with Glossy Accents by Ranger.

I'm happy with the way it turned out and look forward to finding that "perfect" spot to display it!!

Make sure to link up your projects for a chance to win a great prize from Bella Blvd this month!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Scrap & Play Challenge #11 - Sketch Time!

You all know how I love a good sketch to get my mojo going...and this was no different!  I enjoy changing things up a bit...putting a heart where a star may go or having one photo instead of where 3 may go...this was the case here!  Tammi provided this wonderful and inspiring sketch....

And this was my take on it....

I used one photo in the middle, making it black and white as there were so many colors involved in the pieces and elements that I choose.  I layered, layered and layered as much as I could and then did a bit of stitching and ink splats (yes that's the term :)) So far this could be one of my favourite layouts that I have created so far!

Link your projects up to the blog here for your chance to win a fabulous prize from our October sponsor, Bella Blvd!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

My Final Creative Scrappers Sketch Reveal

It's so bitter sweet for me as this is my last reveal for Creative Scrappers.  I have been on their design team for the past year working through three terms in a row....and I have loved every minute of it!  Working for Kristine has been such a blessing!

So here is the final sketch...
And here is my take on it.  I used some PL cards instead of four photos - thats what I love about sketches...they can be adapted to your own needs!!

Make sure to check out the blog for your chance to win and the rest of the DT's reveal - it's beautiful!