December 28, 2012

SOUS Challenge - Deer Diecut

Happy Holidays!!

The Stuck On U Sketches Diecut Challenge asked us to use a "deer" diecut. I knew this was a perfect embellishment to go with my Christmas photo from a few years ago.

Papers: My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, Lilybee, Bazzill, Neenah; Stickers: Echo Park, My Minds Eye; Diecuts: Cricut & SCAL: Unknown SVG of reindeer, Kerri Bradford title; Cricut Carts: Plantin Schoolbook, Going Places; Punches: Martha Stewart, EK Success, McGill; Unknown Vellum, Magenta Mesh paper, Unknown rhinestones & ribbon

I cut the reindeer from an old SVG file. I can't find the source, (sorry), but I know there are loads of deer/reindeer cuts out there. Then I stamped and embossed a snowflake on the diecut and decorated him with a punched wreath. I cut the title from a Kerri Bradford file. I love her stuff! I cut it with Neenah cardstock and I tell ya it cut like buttah on the Cricut! I cut the title three times and then glued them together. With such a delicate font, layering the cut gives it more depth. I thought the kraft cardstock was a bit too pale, so I inked it with some vintage photo distress and now I think it looks a little bit like wood. I love a happy accident!

I did lots of layering under the photo using different types of mediums: papers, vellum and mesh.

I want to thank everyone who visits my blog and those who leave such lovely comments. They mean the world to me.

Merry Christmas everyone and have a wonderful New Year!



December 13, 2012

SOUS - Toy Diecut Challenge

For my first challenge on the Stuck On U Sketches blog, we had to use a die-cut of a toy. Well, since my kids are older and all my "toy" layouts were done years ago, it had me stumped for quite a while. But, then Nick came to my rescue when I asked him to prepare a Christmas list for me. Instead of presenting me with a real list, he gave me this silly one. And as with most 15 year old boy humour, it was totally inappropriate!

Papers: Echo Park, Crate Paper, Bo, Bunny, Bazzill Basics; Stickers: Echo Park, Fancy Pants; Die Cuts: Cricut (Indie Art, Fabulous Finds), Fancy Pants, Elle's Studio, My Mind's Eye; Stickers: Fancy Pants, Echo Park; Brads: Teresa Collins; Misc: Paperclips, Distress Ink

Some of my favourite "wants" were:

- Love
- a pair of socks that doesn't have maggoty holes
- a day my parents don't drink so I can see who they are without being drunk
- keys to the house so I don't have to sleep outside on nights you guys forget about me
- something besides bread and water for dinner for once

Oh how I long for the day when his wishlist was full of toys!

It's hard to see, but I raised the file tab with popdots and tucked his original list inside for safe keeping.

If you want to check out more pages using toy diecuts be sure to stop by

Thanks for looking!


November 26, 2012

The Four Month Challenge and Stuck On U Sketches!

Hello everyone!

I am so sorry to have abandoned my blog for so long. Life has taken a weird turn for us, here. In order for my son to play rep hockey, we had to move to a neighbouring town for a few months. It's been a bit hectic and stressful, so the crafting mojo had left the building for a few weeks.

Now that things have started to settle down, I am starting to bring my stash over to the new condo. I am going to try to be creative with the supplies I have room for. It's going to be like a four month long challenge!

And I am so excited to announce that I have been invited to be on the Stuck On U Sketches Design Team! I will be part of the Die Cut team and I can't wait to get started. It'll be the excuse I need to use my Cricut more often. Be sure to check it out weekly as they have sketch challenges, card challenges and die cut challenges.

Have a great week!


October 15, 2012

Learn Something New Everyday

Happy Monday!

I have just a quick post, today because I am in the middle of a creative wave and I don't want it to end!

Every September, Shimelle Laine does a class called "Learn Something New Everyday". This is my second year participating, but I am ridiculously behind. Last year I did this mini album and I liked it, but I wanted to do more of an art journal this year. Which sounded like a good idea at the time, but it is a lot more work!!

I wanted to try techniques from some of my favourite art journaling videos (Christy Tomlinson, Donna Downey and Tim Holtz) and I also just did scrapbook type entries.

So, I still have about 10 days left to do in the album, but these are my favourites, so far.

I have to say that I'm having a lot of fun just playing with all my ink, paints and sprays. I haven't really done this kind of art in a while and it's feeling really good. I might just have to keep an art journal going all year round!

Thanks for looking!

Your kind comments always bring a smile to my heart and I appreciate every one!


October 1, 2012

Sunny Days

Happy Monday!

Can you believe that it's October 1st, today? Where did September go?

I haven't been doing much traditional scrapping lately. I was busy doing Shimelle Laine's "Learn Something New Everyday" class. I'm a bit behind (no surprise there), but I will post some pages when I am done.

But last night and this morning, I had the itch to do a real layout. So, I pulled more of my "Perfect Collection" pages and did this one in no time at all. I had the general setup done last night, and then I saw the Canadian Scrapbooker October Sketch and everything just fell into place after that.

I LOVE it!! Those of you who scrap will understand what I mean. I have loved lots of my pages over the years. But, every now and then, I'll make a page that just makes me so happy! And this one is it. I love the colours, I love the doodling and I LOVE the subject matter! And I love that it only took me two hours to complete!

Papers: Amy Tangerine by American Crafts, Bazzil Basics; Alphas: American Crafts, October Afternoon, Lily Bee Design, Echo Park, Crate Paper; Die Cuts: Fancy Pants Designs, Cricut (Going Places cartridge); Stapler, Unknown date stamp

Thanks for looking!



September 24, 2012

Can't Blog, Right Now.....

I'm on a roll creating art! 


Happy Monday and I hope to be back later this week to show you what I made in this chaos. LOL!


September 17, 2012


Happy Monday!

I have had this Bruno Mars song in my brain to use on a layout of Julia since I first heard it. But, I just couldn't find the right photo.

Then, Julia posted this self portrait on her Facebook page and it all came together for me. And I think the cut-out technique with my Cricut may be my new favourite technique! It looks very cool in real life.

Papers: Bazzill Basics, American Crafts, Echo Park, My Minds Eye; Stickers: Echo Park, My Minds Eye; Chipboard: My Minds Eye; Punch: EK Success; Brad My Minds Eye; Misc: Rhinestones, Doilies

I kept this page fairly simple so that the focus would be on Julia. And I love how the Everyday Eclectic and The Sweetest Thing lines worked so well together.

BTW, the page is straight in real life. Not sure why it looks crooked on here. ;)

Thanks for looking!


September 10, 2012

Perfect Collection

Happy Monday!

I'm very sorry I haven't posted in a while. I took a bit of a break from blogging due to vacation. But, that didn't mean I took a break from scrapping!

On the Labour Day long weekend, my husband and son were away at a hockey camp and that gave me the opportunity to get busy with a class I purchased. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know I love Shimelle Laine's work. And her Perfect Collection video from True Scrap 3 is no exception!  I purchased the class a while ago, but I didn't really know what collection to use.

Then, one day I was in Winners and came upon Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook line. And while I was fondling the collection that night, I mean admiring the papers, :) it came to me that the collection would work beautifully with all my Canal Days Parade photos. I have only scrapped a couple years worth (2001 and 2002) but I always meant to make a theme album with all my other photos.

So I set to work following Shimelle's instructions and in one afternoon, created the pages in the photo below.

That's thirteen pages in an afternoon! So, all that was needed were some photos, journaling and a few embellishments.  And on Saturday afternoon of the long weekend, I created the following pages. All of them using the Amy Tangerine line, Thickers, stickers, Cricut, punches and lots and lots of Stickles!


I am so proud of myself! I have gone on four day scrapping retreats and gotten less done!  The pages are bit wild for my usual style, but I think it suits the tacky parade floats and costumes. HA!
I still have a few blank pages to use and I may have to make a few extras because I won't have enough for all my photos, but I've made a very good start to this album. And I want to make a few extra blanks to keep in the album for future years.
If you are interested in Shimelle's class, you can purchase it on her blog or at True Scrap
And if there's a  particular product you would like information on, please let me know.


August 20, 2012

Thinking outside the box....

Happy Monday!

I had a very good scrappy week! My CHA prizes came in from Two Peas in a Bucket. I was so lucky to win two prizes; one for the Elle's Studio video comments and one for chatting with Wilna Furstenburg. Then, I found out that Canadian Scrapbooker is going to publish another one of my layouts. And it's a page that has a lot of special meaning for me, so that's even more of a bonus.

Here are pics of the goodies I won. I received all the Elle's Studio goodies shown in the video.

And here is the chat prize. Look at all that My Mind's Eye goodness!!!

I don't win prizes of any kind very often, so this was pretty exciting! So, I got to work using some of the Elle's Studio pretties, right away.

I love the new trend of using cut-outs on the background page. So, I challenged myself to give it a go. And I am so happy with the results. I also challenged myself to go through my older photos and pick from those. When I came upon this photo, I remembered that I had a plan for the journaling, but do you think I could remember what it was??  I think it had something to do with Nick's eyelashes, but I can't tell you that for sure. *sigh*  After staring at the picture for a while, the premise for the page just came together.  In the end, this probably makes for a better story than my boy's eyelashes. They are still pretty spectacular, but now that he's 15, he probably thinks this story is less embarrassing. ;)

Papers: Bazzill Basics, October Afternoon; Stickers & Alphas: October Afternoon, Echo Park; Journaling cards & diecuts: Elle's Studio; Buttons: Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye; Misc: My Mind's Eye washi tape, floss, Studio Calico & Tattered Angels mists; 7 Gypsies stamps

I made the chevron cutout using my Expression and SCAL. It's just the "greater than symbol" (I know that has a proper name, but I can't remember it!) and I just copied and pasted it down the sheet. It was super easy! I'll be doing this technique again. Probably with a title next time.

Thanks for looking!


August 13, 2012

2nd Year Bantams

Happy Monday!

Just a quick layout for you, this week. I'm still plugging away at hockey photos. I only have one layout left for this year. Just in time for the new season to begin in a couple weeks!

I'm getting pretty sick of using orange for Nick's hockey pages. To say orange isn't my favourite colour, would be an understatement. So, for this page, I just ignored it and went with the blues, greens and reds of the Echo Park Times and Seasons collection.

Lots of layering, but basically a very simple page. And eventually, I'm going to have to do a page without banners, but I love them so!!

Papers: DCWV, My Minds Eye, Echo Park; Diecuts & Stickers: Echo Park, Stamping Station; Alphas: Crate Paper, EK Success, Cricut (Base Camp); Misc: Floss, Vintage Buttons, machine sewing, staples

Thanks for looking!


August 7, 2012

Photos from Julia's iPhone

Happy Tuesday!

Once in a while, I like to go through Julia's iPhone photos. She has inherited my love of photography and she gets some pretty cool shots! I think they are very telling of how Julia spends her time. ;)

So, with her permission, I downloaded a bunch of her pics and did a page with them.

I'm still having a love affair with Lily Bee Design products. They are just so easy to use and I love the bright colours. And even though doilies have been a scrapbooking trend for quite some time, I only just bought a pack a few weeks ago. I LOVE them! Why am I always late following trends??

Papers: Bazzill Basics, Lily Bee Design, Echo Park; Embellishments: My Minds Eye brads, Tim Holtz filmstrip, October Afternoon Diecut; WeRMemory Keepers twine; Martha Stewart punch; Alphas: American Crafts Thickers, Lily Bee Design, Basic Grey

I matted the photos on a piece of paper torn from an old photo album that I had in my stash. It's an old-style scrapbook, that I used for a travel album and these where extra pages. So I pulled them out to use on other work.

Thanks for looking!


July 30, 2012

Hello Summer

Happy Monday!

Hope you are enjoying your summer. It's half over, can you believe it? Time just marches on faster and faster every day.

This page took me all week, but I am really happy with the results. The sun burst was a bit time consuming but I love it!

Paper: Bazzill Basics, Mustard Moon, Basic Grey, Magenta, K&Company; Embellishments: October Afternoon Stickers & Alphas, K&Company washi tape, staples: Stamps: American Crafts Date Stamp, Fancy Pants, Close to My Heart, Stampendous; Kerri Bradford digital diecut file and photo board

I made the sunburst by drawing it onto a piece of computer paper, first. When I was finally happy with the size of each of the rays (no one ever accused me of being an artist! Ha!), I numbered each ray and then cut it out to make pattern pieces. I then traced each pattern piece onto the pieces of patterned paper and cut them out. I was especially pleased that every piece of patterned paper is a scrap!  When I liked the placement of everything, I distressed the edges and then sewed them onto the cardstock.

Like I said, time consuming, but I think oh so worth it! Of course, I messed up and sewed the sun on before printing my journaling, so I fixed that by printing it onto a transparency. Worked like a charm!

Thanks for looking!


July 23, 2012

All about Julia!

Happy Monday!

This week, I scrapped about my girl, Julia. After all these hockey pages I've done, I needed to do some pretty scrapping! ;) And as luck would have it, 2Peas had CHA challenges this week to help me along. I was only able to get two of the challenges done, but here they are.

First up was the colour challenge. We had to use yellow-orange, gray and teal.  Oh how I love these colours! And the Lily Bee Buttercup collection is full of yellow-orange, gray and teal. *sigh*  I did find the teal paper in the collection too blue, so I swapped it out for the teal chevron in their Head over Heels collection. I love it when companies make collections work together.  An added bonus is that very old journaling card. I thought the heading worked perfectly for the subject of this page.

Papers & Stickers: Lily Bee Design; Diecuts & Punches: Tim Holtz Sizzix Die, Fiskars Punch, Martha Stewart Punch; Alphas: My Minds Eye, Cricut/SCAL; Misc: Teresa Collins gem brads, We R Memory Keepers twine, rhinestones, stapler, paper clip

The other challenge I completed was the Christmas in July. But, I doubled up my challenges and also used this week's Glitter Girl challenge to use a challenging paper from your stash.

I am so happy to use this old Basic Grey paper. It  sat in my stash for years because I couldn't figure out how to use it and I didn't want to cut it up. It was just too pretty! And now  all that is left of this collection are a few scraps of paper, a couple stickers and some alphas. What a good feeling!

If you've never seen Glitter Girl videos, you need to check them out here. It will change the way you scrapbook. I know it has for me.

Papers: Basic Grey, Bazzill Basics; Alphas: Lily Bee Designs, Basic Grey, Thickers; Misc: twine, Echo Park camera

Thanks so much for looking!


July 16, 2012

This One Time, At Provincials...

Happy Monday!

In keeping with the hockey theme I have going, I thought I better get this page down, soon. It's about what the parents did during the week of Provincials.  The parents on this team are a fun bunch and we had a ball!  There were lots of late nights and many laughs. And perhaps a drink... or two!

Nick posted this photo of me in my hockey jersey to Facebook and it got more attention than he could have predicted. If you look carefully, one of the dads looks like he's licking my head. The Facebook comments to that photo went on for a week! So, I had Nick do a screenshot for me and I included everyone's hilarious comments on the page.

I wanted to keep this page simple because there was so much journaling. And since I didn't have room to add my husbands badge on the other layout about Provincials, I just added it here. Luckily, it matches the Facebook page.  ;)

Papers: My Minds Eye, Bazzill Basics; Embellishments: My Minds Eye, Teresa Collins Brad; Alphas: Lilybee Design, Echo Park; Stamp: Studio Calico; Misc. Rhinestones,

And here is a card I made for my aunt and uncle's 49th wedding anniversary. It's lovely, isn't it?  Too bad I got all the way to my parent's house before I realized that I left it on my desk. So, they haven't seen it yet. *sigh*

Papers: My Mind's Eye, Neenah; Diecuts: Tim Holtz; Stamp: Kaisercraft; Misc: Jute, vintage buttons, dollar store doily

Thanks for looking!


July 9, 2012

Bantam Provinicals

Happy Monday, scrappers!

I haven't much to share today. It's been a busy couple of weeks driving my daughter back and forth to work, staining the deck and trying to squeeze in some summer fun.

It took me two weeks to get this page done in 5 minute intervals. ;)  I'm hoping to do a bit more scrapping this week, but now that the sun is here, I'm not making any promises.

Here's ANOTHER hockey page. I'm starting to get sick of these, now. But, I only have a few more to get done. I want to get all the journaling in while it's still sort of fresh in my memory.

There's lots of stamping here. Stars and arrows are getting tiresome, so I thought I'd use phrases and words to go with the very old Rusty Pickle paper that I used.

Papers: DCWV, Rusty Pickle, Echo Park, Embellishments: October Afternoon, Teresa Collins, Stamps: Ali Edwards (Technique Tuesday, Tim Holtz, Studio G, Alphas: Prima Marketing, Scenic Route, Echo Park, Lily Bee Designs, Gelatins; Punches/Scissors: EK Success, Fiskars

That's all I have today. If you want to find me, I hope that this is where we'll be.

Thanks for looking!


June 25, 2012

Rainy Days and Mondays.....

always get me down! 

OK. Not always, but on this very rainy and stormy day, after a very rainy and stormy weekend, this song seems applicable!

But, not one to sit around and mope, I spent the morning finishing this page. It's based on the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge which you can find here.

When I saw this sketch, I knew I had the perfect photo and elements to go with it. The pointsettas are leftovers from my Christmas cards. For some reason when I made them, I thought I needed 75. Ummmm. I needed 45. (smacking forehead softly). The flowers are made by embossing the Hero Arts/Basic Grey outline stamp in white on watercolour paper, then colouring them in with Tim Holtz Distress stains and spraying with Glimmer Mist. You can't see the glimmer in this photo, but in real life it is so pretty!

I used the elements on the sketch by "squishing" them to the left side of the page, and I put the title on the flowers to condense everything together. I like that the flowers hid the table legs and my too short table cloth. ;)

Papers: Fancy Pants Design, Basic Grey, Watercolour paper; Stamps: Hero Arts/Basic Grey, My Stamp Box, My Minds Eye, EK Success; Alphas: LilyBee Designs, American Crafts Thickers; Misc: Tim Holtz Distress Inks & Stains, My Minds Eye Pins & Button, Glimmer Mist, Ranger Stickles, Stampin Up embossing powder

June is a busy birthday month, and here are a couple that I made. This one is an example of turning a mishap into something wonderful. I was trying to adhere the button on the butterfly using Glossy Accents, but the nozzle was plugged. I gave it that one extra squeeze and the thing exploded everywhere!! So, I spread it out on the butterfly to give it that lovely glossy effect. Very lovely in real life. The bottom of the card is made with scraps cut at an angle and adhered. A great way to use up those small pieces!

Papers: Echo Park, Bazzil Basics; Diecuts: Cuttlebug and Martha Stewart punches: Misc: Vintage button, We R Memory Keepers floss; Prima Marketing rhinestone, ribbon, Hero Arts Stamp, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Festive Berries)

This card was so quick! The little journaling spot is printed on the paper, so all I had to do was stamp a sentiment on it. Love that!

Papers: My Minds Eye; Stamp: KaiserCraft; Prima Marketing Flower, Unknown pearls and twine, Glimmer Mist

And just for kicks, here are the Carpenters!

Well, I'm off to see where I can use 26 leftover pointsettas. Maybe I'll challenge myself to use them in a non-Christmasy way. ;)

Thanks so much for looking!


June 18, 2012

I Can't Wait to See Where This Goes

Happy Monday!

The premise for this page has been circling in my head for quite some time, now. My son is at a cross-roads in hockey and I just wanted to get all the emotions down on paper. But, I didn't really want the whole world to see it, so I decided to do hidden journaling.

I'm a little bit sad that this is the last of my Bo Bunny Mamarazzi paper. I think I have one sheet left, but this line was one of my absolute favorites and I've loved every page made with it.

Papers: Bo Bunny, Dream Street, Bazzill Basics; Die Cut, Brads: Bo Bunny; Stamps: My Minds Eye, Sassafrass; Punches: Martha Stewart, McGill; Jenni Bowlin/Fiskars; Alphas: Bo Bunny, Lilybee Designs, Crate Paper, Websters Pages, October Afternoon, Prima Market, Making Memories; Misc: Tim Holtz tag, distress ink, Dymo label maker, photo corners

Here is the inside of the journaling card.  It's just a card that flips open. I'll cut a slit in the page protector so that we can open it, but the journaling will be protected. The tag under the photo is from Little Yellow Bicycle.

And here is the card I made for my husband for Father's Day. It's just a quick and simple card made with Echo Park's Times and Seasons line. I must be in a dark place, because suddenly I'm inking everything in black. ;)

Papers: Echo Park, My Minds Eye; Stickers: Echo Park, October Afternoon, Bo Bunny; Stamp: Kaisercraft; Misc: My Minds Eye felt diecut, twine, Fiskars decorative scissors

Thanks for looking!


June 4, 2012

Baby You Can Drive My Car

Happy Monday, everyone!

I just love it when a page falls together! This page took me only two hours. I so wish I could be productive like that all the time! Especially, when I have a very special event subject. Usually, those special photos cause me a lot of anxiety, which in turn, makes the creative mojo come to screeching halt.

This is my daughter's first driving lesson after getting her learner's permit. I took the photo with Instagram on my iPhone and I just love it!

I used Echo Parks This&That Graceful line. Oh how I love these papers! There is a little bit of Charming thrown in there, too. I love how both lines coordinate. I think it's these pretty papers that took the focus off the special photo and I was just able to play.

Paper, Diecuts & Stickers: Echo Park; Car die-cut: Cricut "Going Places";
Alphas: Thickers, Echo Park, Pink Paislee, Studio Calico, Brad: My Mind's Eye

And here is a page that unfortunately took me much longer to create. I started it during the Two Peas  NSD Colour Challenge. That was a month ago. *sigh* It just wouldn't come together, for me. I like it now, but I was getting pretty tired of working on it. 

I cut the hexagon detail using a Kerri Bradford digital diecut and my Cricut and SCAL. I love Kerri's stuff and it cut like a dream on my Cricut, even though it's a pretty small cut.

Papers: Bazzill Basics, Basic Grey; Alphas, Echo Park, Reminisce, Pink Paislee;
Embellishments: My Minds Eye, October Afternoon, Echo Park;

And speaking of Cricut, here is a sign I made for a parade float for our annual town festival this past weekend. For the last 12 years, my group of friends enters a parade float. We put a lot of work into it and I received many compliments on my sign. It's made with SCAL and various digital diecut files. We have such a blast, together and I'm happy to report that we won Best Overall! ;)

The paper is a bit warped because it poured rain the whole parade, but I can attest that the colours of the Bazzill cardstock never ran and even though the poster board deteriorated, and the glue let go, the cardstock actually held up quite well! Good to know for archival purposes, I think.

Thanks for looking!


May 28, 2012

Us Together

Happy Monday!

It's been a busy couple of weeks around here (as usual). We have been immersed in hockey camps and tryouts for my son, but now we have a much anticipated six week break. Then in July, we start the whirlwind all over again, travelling to more hockey camps and tryouts. This is an important time for Nick and our whole family is kind of holding our breath to see where this ends up. I really must scrap this important story, but it's hard to wrap my brain around all the possibilities, hopes and fears.

In the meantime, I've been able to scrap in 10 minute intervals, here and there. This is when sketches or starting points are a life saver.  When I saw Shimelle's starting point I knew it would be perfect for this photo strip that has been sitting on my desk for a couple of years.

This layout is straight in real life, but for some reason, every photo I took made the page look crooked. ;)

Papers: Lily Bee Design, Chatterbox; Stickers: Lily Bee Design, October Afternoon; Diecuts: Jenni Bowlin, My Minds Eye; Alpha Stickers, Thickers; Miscellaneous: Micheals brand photo corners, WeRMemory Keepers baker's twine, My Mind's Eye brads, K & Company gems, Martha Stewart punch

I love the little banner under the title! The LilyBee sticker sheet has LOTS of banner stickers on it. I used 18 on my page, and I still have 21 left! I put dimensional adhesive under the top layer of stickers to give it more oomph.

And while I had the LilyBee kit out, I made this simple birthday card for my friend. I used some older stickers and diecuts. You know that I love mixing old and new! :)

Papers: Lily Bee Design; Stickers & Diecuts: American Crafts, Sandylion, Colorbok; Bakers Twine: WeRMemory Keepers; Punch: Fiskars Threading Water; Stamp: Kaiser Craft

Thanks for looking!


May 14, 2012

Did Someone Say Hockey Photos?

Happy Belated Mother's Day to all the moms out there! I hope you had a wonderful day whether it was just relaxing at home or busy with friends and family.

At our house, the gift I most wanted was to just spend the day in my scraproom.... alone. ;) Well, the alone part never happened. (I should install a revolving door in the that room.) But, I did manage to scrap the day away until dinner (chinese takeout) and then we went for a long family walk. The perfect Mother's Day!

Here are the pages I made yesterday. It's pretty sad that I scrapped for 8 hours and this is all that I accomplished. I am the slowest scrapper EVER!

I continued to work on the National Scrapbook Day Challenges from Two Peas in a Bucket. This first one was the Confetti Challenge. Sorry about the lighting. It looks much better in real  life. ;)

Paper: Colorbok, Lilybee Designs, Karen Foster; Diecuts: Little Yellow Bicycle; Brads: Stamping Station; Alphas: Scenic Route, American Crafts Thickers; Stamps: Making Memories, Fancy Pants; Unknown Sequins

This page was for the Bright Colours Challenge. I know it's not that bright, but for one of my hockey pages, it is. For some reason, I always think they have to be distressed and grungy. Must be to make the page look "hockey player tough". LOL!

Paper: My Minds Eye, Colorbok; Diecut: Little Yellow Bicycle; Colorbok; Stickers: Stamping Station; Alphas: My Minds Eye, American Crafts Thickers, Cricut/SCAL; Unknown chipboard stars

And here is the Mother's Day card I made for my mommy. I found this very old Mustard Moon paper (anyone remember them?) that is a newspaper collage about sewing and homemaking. ;) It was a perfect match to the button card from Echo Park. Just love mixing old and new!

Papers: Echo Park, Mustard Moon,; Buttons: Fancy Pants Design; Punch: Martha Steward; Stamp: KaiserCraft; Unknown floss, fibre and lace

Welcome to the new followers and thanks for all the kind comments. They always make my day!


May 7, 2012

And with that.... it's FINISHED!!

I can hardly believe it, but I finally finished my vacation album!! My goal was to finish it before the anniversary of our trip and I missed it by a couple of months, but it's close enough.

It was National Scrapbook Day this past weekend and for the first time in seven years, I celebrated it at home.... alone. :(  And I had to work. I will not be exaggerating when I say I was feeling pretty sorry for myself here on Saturday  night. But, I found some NSD challenges on Two Peas in a Bucket and got to work.

I'm not going to list the supplies that I used for each page, because it will take too long. Most of it is Fancy Pants, Bo Bunny and Graphic 45. I knew that I was winding down and I tried to get as much product used as possible. If you would like to know who makes a particular product, just drop  me a line and I can let you know.

Now, to be fair, I didn't do all these pages on the weekend; these were done last week:

And these are the pages I did this weekend for NSD at 2P's.

Here's use a polaroid on a page challenge: 

This next page isn't my favourite. The challenge was to use a chevron and I like that element, but the rest just seems blah. Whatever. I do like the booklet I made for my extra photos. These are the photos that I didn't think were scrap worthy, so I stuck them together in a little booklet and am calling it done! ;)

Now where are those hockey photos?