Friday, December 17, 2010

Another Sketch Challenge at Let's Scrap

Wow, ok so it has been a few days since I have posted. I have had a sick baby girl, who is on the way to recovery! Not sure from what, just a high fever, which always scares me when you get into the high numbers. But after three sleepless nights she is feeling much better.

Is everyone ready for Santa yet? Well, this is my card for this weeks challenge at Let's Scrap. I had these pics taken of the kids, and they did not turn out well at all. We did a second session that turned out amazing, but I don't get those until next week. Isn't that always the way, you get the kids dressed, managed not to get puke or spit up on the clothes, and they look just miserable! You should see the other pic, Kayleigh is crying, I couldn't help it, I bought a copy of it! So on the second set of pics, I had no expectations, Tyler's hair was standing up straight with static, in his regular clothes, kayleigh in her Santa suit, but boy did I get smiles that day! The key, don't go in with any expectations, and you cannot help but be pleasantly surprised!
Kayleigh's flower in her hair I made with some leftover ribbon. Cute eh?

This card we did as part of the challenge, but will not be what I am sending out this year. I had better get cracking!!
More Echo Park paper!

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, December 9, 2010

All the Stockings Were Hung....on the ATC Frame?

Here is another project I just finished! I love using the Echo Park Papers, and this is using the Merry Christmas traditional, I love it! I am using the other Christmas line too, "Everybody Loves Christmas" but for my December Daily.

I used an ATC frame from 7gypsies, some chipboard embellishments (I think cosmo cricket bare naked) that I covered with the pattered paper from the Merry Christmas line, a bit of bakers twine, my Irock for a little bling, some acrylic snowflakes that I colored with my copics, then added the bling with my Irock to coordinate and then the Merry Christmas pattern paper, sticker embellishments, letters, basically the whole line. Oh yeah, you cant forget ribbon! I am not sure where I bought this ribbon from though. My stockings I cut using my cricut, then I used glossy accent at the top, then sprinkled with glitter. I will be adding some more pictures to this frame as this Christmas gets closer, my daughters first visit with Santa, putting up our Christmas tree, my son helping decorating...he is so excited this year! This year is so special because it will be my daughters first Christmas, so as we celebrate another first, I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New Sketch at Let's Scrap!

Here is the new sketch at Let's Scrap. Head on over and check out the rest of the design teams layouts!

I stitched the flower and around the pic by hand, and I used some older Making Memories papers, and ofcourse my Irock!

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cute Video...

Ok, this video was cute, and you have to be a scrapbooker to find this funny!

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Monday, December 6, 2010

December Daily - Day 5

Wow, Day 5. Very cold here, and there was a really bad accident as we headed home from shopping. The kids and I had to do a major detour to get home. Even in 4 wheel drive the truck was sliding where the road was sheer ice. That was a perfect time for the kids to have a nice long nap, and I enjoyed my yummy chai latte from Starbucks as we were driving very treat for today! Anyways, we are all home safe and sound and here is day 5! I snapped this picture this am, it is so cold with the wind blowing, and I think the pic says it all! I used an Ali Edwards overlay and added my journaling ontop of the pic, and recoloured the overlay and journaling.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

December Daily Days 2, 3 &4!

Ok, so I have had to go digital to keep up. I bought these great digital layouts at Jessica created by Crystal Wilkerson, and they are on sale this weekend. If you are ever thinking about going digital, you should check out the classes Jessica offers, amazing, you will learn alot, at your own pace.
So I used three templates I purchased by Crystal, and I resized to 6x6. Then I printed and embellished with some ribbon and number tags by Elle Studio, the Merry tag is from Ormolu at etsy, snowflake ribbon is from etsy and ofcourse I had to glam it up with my Irock. Paper is from Echo Park Paper, and the brown and blue polka dot is October Afternoon. I glimmer misted the black cardstock background with Tattered Angels marshmallow!

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Another Layout on a Lets Scrap Sketch

Ok, I need to finish day 2 and 3 of my December Daily, but I needed to clean my scrapbook room ...I couldnt find a single spot to work! So as I cleaned I found a couple of layouts that have been hanging around not finished. You know the ones that you get part way through and you cant finish them...there is something you dont like about them but just cant figure out what that is! I think the pics would have been better in b&w, but didnt want to reprint!
Head over to Lets Scrap for more sketches and inspiration!

Have a great weekend!
thanks for looking,

Two Friends Challenge - My Layout...finally!

Ok, so here is my layout finally. Sorry Lorena, I kept looking at my layout and didnt like it, then I changed the size of the photo, and it looked more in proportion to without anymore delays here is my layout on our sketch!!!

Check out Lorena's layout she did with the sketch on her blog!!!

And ofcourse we have to thank Becky Fleck for her amazing sketch as our inspiration! The December Page Maps are up for you to check out!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December Daily - Day 1

Well, here goes nothing, I am attempting to complete my December Daily this year! Ali Edwards has some more great blog posts today and free downloads. I did my journaling on a mini page and put a picture on the backside of it.
For my main picture I used an Ali Edwards overlay, so simple to throw over top of your picture in photoshop. Also my journaling mini page is an overlay that I just added text to.
The paper and embleli's are a mix of different products. Paper is Echo Park Paper - Everybody Loves Christmas line. The bling on the pages, is my Irock tool, I am loving this heat sets the stones on your page, or anything for that matter!
Tree Pin is Maya Road, Home bingo card is Jenni Bowlin, the number one journal embeli on page 2 is Elles Studio, the ho ho ho chip board embli is making memories. The snowflake brad I am not sure, that was something I saw at staples years ago and bought them.

I am seeing some playtime in the snow today...maybe the subject for page 2!
Have a great day,
Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A new Sketch at Let's Scrap

Hop on over to ....Lets Scrap to check out this weeks sketch.

I couldnt wait to scrap some pics I took this weekend at the Santa Claus Parade. So sweet! I used the Echo Park Paper line, Everybody Love Christmas! The journal tags are Elles Studio

Before the parade, my friend and neighbor Anne had her famous cookie exchange, and this year was no exception...think pink was the theme, and Kayleigh and I even put some pink in our hair! Nothing too extreme, but my pink is still washing out! After the cookie exchange, we headed to our local parade, which I love because it is at much fun. Then it was back to Stew and Anne's house for the party. They out did themselves again this year, and we had santa visit...the kids were so excited when santa and his reindeers footsteps were on the roof. Ty surprised me and sat on Santa, and so did Kayleigh without screeming! Thank you again Anne and Stew for such a fun night...!

Well it is December 1st and the first day of my December daily...lets see how far I go with it this year!!!! I will post once I have a few days complete! Today starts with the opening of the advent calendar from Nana to Tyler!

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Friday, November 26, 2010


Imagine my excitement when I read this in my inbox this am!

Congratulations! I would like to request one of your fabulous designs to be published in our upcoming Spring issue of the Canadian Scrapbooker magazine that will be released March 1 2011.

Stay tuned when the issue comes out, I will be so excited to share with you my layout that was selected!!!!

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, November 20, 2010

This Weeks Challenges at Let's Scrap!

So this week at Let's Scrap there are some awesome new sketches. This weeks was a card sketch, and here is my take on it!
I used the new Echo Park Paper Merry Christmas.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Two Friends - Page Maps Challenge!

Lorena and I are facing off! We are are complete opposites when it comes to our scrapbooking, even as far as companies and paper lines we like...I can guarentee if I love it she doesn't...its pretty funny!

So our challenge is to use this sketch from Becky Flecks November Pagemaps:

Lorena has hers posted already on her blog, and I will be working on my layout tonight and will hopefully finish and post tomorrow! If you want to join in, just email me a pic of your layout and we will post on our blogs!
Check out Lorena's Blog to see her take on the sketch!:

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, November 14, 2010

This Weeks Challenges at Let's Scrap!

A couple of challenges at Let's Scrap that you will want to check out....
The first is the weekly challenge...
Here is the sketch and my take on it...Hop on over the check it out and submit yours!

Here is what I used:
Papers: Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus Paper and banner under title is the border embelishment from Hocus Pocus collection.
Girls Paperie for the 2 skeleton embeli's with the tulle.
Title is from Cricut Mini Monsters Cartridge cut at 3inches.
Clear Witch embeli at bottom is Martha stewart,
Other skeletons, owl and spiders etc were from K&co.
Pumpkins from Sandylion
Bottom border was cut from We R Memory Keepers Heebie Jeebies Ghostly paper.

The next is the design team challenge #76...this one was harder for me, not my colours, but it is good to be challenged and I ended up with a layout that I really like! I just need to add the journaling and put it in Kayleighs album.

Here is what I used:
Rubon: October afternoon thriftshop
Paper: October aftetrnoon -Thrift Shop, Farm Fresh & hometown
Jenni Bowlin Bingo Card,
Cricut Title from Designer Elements Cartridge sprayed with Tattered angels glimmer mist- petina
Yellow Prima Flower
Butterfly - cut from felt
Button and flower embelishment is from
Pin from my hubbys Bubcha's sewing collection of things I was given.
Martha Stewart Border punch for my yellow border.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Jessica Sprague has another Free Class!

Check out Jessica's site and sign up for another free class.
I did a photoshop course on Jessica's site, and it was awesome. I was creating digital layouts in no time. I found photo shop was not one of those programs I could just play and learn, I needed some help!
The great thing is for her free classes you do not have to use photo shop. They are usually hybrid classes where you would get PDF's to print out and use for the project.

Check it out:

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Challenge 75 @ Let's Scrap

Debby has come up with a great challenge from the Design team over at
So here is my take on the challenge, and the sketch I based it on. I had so much fun doing it, and I was able to turn 8's and 9's into all the letter a's that I needed, and use up some stash in the process!

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This one: Use your sticker stash on a Let's Scrap sketch!

How many sheets of letter stickers do you have lying around that you don't use anymore simply because you're out of the 'a', 'y' or 'e'? I know have quite a few.

This my my challenge: Try to use the left overs and see if you can make it into the letter you need. The 'w' most of the times can be used as a 'm', simply turn it upside down. The 'u' can be a 'n', the 'q' a 'b', a 'p' becomes a 'd' (only lower case). The upper case 'Q' can be easily transformed into an 'O' by cutting of those little extensions. An 'i' can be made out of almost any letter. The 'y' can be made out of a 'x', just cut the right bottom leg of.
By looking at your letters you can probably see some more possibilities.

Besides that you can also combine different types of stickers in a title, or use one uppercase letter when you're out of lower case. You can also replace missing letters by stamps or die-cut letters.

My challenge for you: Try to make a layout based on a Let's Scrap sketch with the tips I gave you. I can not wait to see what you all come up with. Enjoy! Don't forget to tag your LO with 'challenge75' (no space)

Next week Saturday (11-12) my DS is going to draw a name and the winner will receive a prize. You have time to upload your layout until Friday the 11th of November.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Challenge 74

So I decided this week to get in gear and get a quick layout done. So I was checking out Pats Challenge this week over at, and she made it very easy for us!
For this week's challenge I want to keep it as easy as 1-2-3 so
(at least) 1. patterned paper, (at least) 2. different embellishments and (at least) 3. pictures. The only other rule is to use a Let's Sketch sketch.

So I used sketch: 5-12-10 for some pics we took on our tacky tourist weekend in Niagara Falls not too long ago!
Thanks for looking,

New Challenge over at Lets Scrap

This week my first layouts as part of the Lets Scrap design team are now on the Lets Scrap site. This is an amazing site where the focus is using sketches and creating your take on the sketches. The site has lots of challenges, and is great!

Here is the sketch, and my take on it. Hop on over to join us at Lets Scrap

Thanks for looking,