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 night...so 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!

Thanks for looking,

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!: www.scrapingcorner.blogspot.com

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 shopevalicious.com
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:


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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Challenge 75 @ Let's Scrap

Debby has come up with a great challenge from the Design team over at http://www.letsscrap.ning.com/
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!

Thanks for looking,

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 www.letsscrap.ning.com, 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,