December 26, 2013

CSM Photoprompt - SOUS Diecut Challenge *Snowflake*

Hello there!

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season! This week's Stuck On U Sketches diecut challenge is to use a snowflake.

And as luck would have it, I started doing the Canadian Scrapbooker Instagram Challenge to take a photo a day for all of December. So, I combined the two challenges and made my own "December Daily" mini album and decorated it with lots of snowflakes.

I used some leftover supplies from my Christmas cards and some 3x4 journaling cards that had been sitting in my stash for a while now.  The supplies are too many to list, but the main manufacturers are Echo Park, Fancy Pants, Cosmo Cricket, SEI and Elle Studios. The snowflake diecut is from the Going Places cartridge.


This is my first "December Daily" type of album and it's been a lot of fun! The Canadian Scrapbooker photo prompts have been great! Of course, I'm not finished with the album yet, since the month isn't over, but I have kept up so I hope to finish. I don't always have a great track record for that. HA! 

Be sure to check out all the beautiful photos on Instagram at #csmphotoprompt  And if you want to see the rest of my photos, my username is scrapbookdiva1966.

And now it's your turn! We'd love to see what you can create by uploading your project using a snowflake diecut over at the Stuck On U Sketches Blog.

Merry Christmas and all the best to you in 2014!

Thanks for looking,

December 12, 2013

Snowman Love - SOUS Diecut Challenge *Ornament*

Hi there!

This week's Stuck On U Sketches diecut challenge was to use an ornament.

I collect snowmen and my house is FULL of them at this time of year. I didn't want a diecut snowman to overshadow my photos, so a Christmas ornament was a perfect choice.

Papers: Echo Park, Basic Grey, American Crafts Pow Glitter; Diecuts: Lori Whitlock, Always in My Heart font; Punches: McGill, Martha Stewart; Miscellaneous: Tattered Angels mist, metallic thread machine stitching, unknown metallic string, Fancy Pants alpha stickers
I got the inspiration for this layout from the December Sketchy Challenge from Canadian Scrapper Magazine. I just so happened to have a bunch of paper scraps on my desk leftover from creating my Christmas cards. When I saw the sketch, I knew that this would be the perfect solution to use them up, rather than toss them. This turned out to be a quick and easy page.
So, now it's your turn! I know it's difficult to find time to scrap at this time of year, but for me, it helps keep me sane. Even if it's only for 15 minutes, it's nice to do something just for me!  So, why not join us and create a page with a diecut ornament and share it on the SOUS blog? We'd love to see it.
Thanks for looking!

December 5, 2013

Explore Victoria, BC

Hi there!

I actually scrapped something other than for Stuck On U Sketches! I recently took a trip to Victoria, BC for a work conference and I wanted to get the story down before I forgot the details.

I just love the October Afternoon "Travel Girl" line. And this little girl sticker was perfect for this page!  And I'm so proud of myself that I didn't hoard her. I actually put her on a page! This is a sign of personal growth, I think.

Papers: Bazzill Basics; October Afternoon, Fancy Pants Designs; Embellishments: October Afternoon, Fancy Pants;
Stamps: Jillibean Soup; Cutfiles: Kerri Bradford Designs, Two Peas in a Bucket, Pacifico Font; Fiskars border punch;

I created the photostrips in Photoshop so that I could get more photos on my page. I used my Cricut and SCAL to cut numbers from a Kerri Bradford cutting file for Project Life and it worked perfectly to mark my photos to my journaling. As you can see, I had a lot to say. HA!

I had a lot of ephemera (maps, brochures, etc) that I collected, so I placed an old manila envelope behind the patterned paper to create a pocket to hold it all. I cut it to fit and adhered it to the navy cardstock and the map paper. Now I can just tuck in the maps, etc. without losing anything too far down.

Thanks for looking!