Saturday, October 29, 2016

Boys Rule

I got another layout for one of my calendar gifts done by using the sketch challenge at The Studio Challenge.

I used some items from my stash again along with some goodies from the Crate Paper Boys Rule collection.


See you soon!

Mouse and Me

My Grandson Luca turned 1 in August and his birthday party was Mickey Mouse themed. He LOVES Mickey.

The Magical Adventure collection by Echo Park was perfect to scrap some photos with!

I also used the awesome October Sketch at Creative Scrappers for inspiration.

I am also entering this layout in Paper Issues Take 5 challenge and the October challenge at Clique Kits.


So glad that you stopped by to take a look!

Go Jays Go!!

Yes we were Blue Jay proud here in St.Catharines and they had a new fan....my grandson Luca! He was so cute in his Blue Jay outfit!!

I used the great sketch at Scrap the Boys to get this layout done. I dug through my stash to find some red white and blue papers and embellishments.

I will also be entering this in the Take 5 challenge at Paper Issues and the October challenge at Clique Kits.


Thanks for stopping by again!

XOXO

A couple of weekends ago I got to go to my favourite retreat and was able to get some layouts scrapped for my Christmas calendar gifts.

This one is of my daughter and her son and puppy. I used a variety of items from my stash. Have to use things up...right?

I did use the October 1st sketch from Stuck?! to get me motivated.

I also entered this in the October challenge at Clique Kits.


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Clique Kits June Pep Rally

Good Morning and welcome to the Clique Kits June Pep Rally!! You should be coming from the "other" Janet's blog...lol but if you just happened to stumble upon this blog share I will post a list of all the people participating today at the end of this post so you can be truly inspired.

The other exciting thing is the reveal of the July kit!! EEK!!


I used some of the Elle's Studio papers from the 6x6 papers to layer behind my photo along with some of the Fancy Pants corrugated paper


I machine stitched 2 triangles of one of the 12 x 12 papers to opposite corners of my layout.


The exclusive floral paper is so gorgeous!! I fussy cut some of the flowers out and tucked them around my photo. I added wood veneer and a dusting of the sequins. Here is a little close-up.


Here is the full layout.

Enjoy visiting all the blogs listed below. I know that you will be inspired!!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Clique Kits

I am the guest Designer for the month of June over at the Clique Kits blog and I have a post up today.

I hope you will pop over and say Hi!!

Here are a couple sneak peeks.






Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Clique Kits May Pep Rally



Hi there and welcome!  I am joining some of the DT and members of Clique Kits to share some projects that we have created using the May kit  "Northern Lights". It's always fun to see all the different projects created from the same kit.
The beautiful Kit features Fancy Pants Atwell collection and Basic Grey's Urban Luxe collection.


I had a lot of fun creating my layout. I used a BG paper as my background and the strips at the top and bottom are also BG. The green photo mat is Fancy Pants paper.

I used a cut file from Just Nick to anchor my photo and embellishments. The cut file was backed with BG paper and I added messy stitching for some added texture.

The whole design of my layout was based on a sketch from Creative Scrappers.. I'm so glad they are back!!

Here are a couple of closeups.



Here is the list of everyone on the blog share today. Come hop along and check out all the fabulous projects!! Don't forget to comment along the way for your chance in winning a May kit of your very own!


I am also entering my layout in the Take 5 Challenge at Paper Issues.





Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sparkle and Shine Challenge #29

Morning everyone!!

Last weekend I was at my home away from home....Memories Manor in Michigan so I had some extra time to create a layout for the latest challenge at Sparkle and Shine Challenge..

For this challenge we are sponsored by the amazing Create A Smile Stamps! The winner of our challenge will receive a $25 gift card to the online store and will be asked to be our Guest Designer for next month.  Very cool...right?

Here is our photo inspiration for today.

I was inspired by the beautiful flowers so made sure that flowers made an appearance onto my layout. Not a problem at all...lol! 
The Happy Place collection by Fancy Pants was perfect for this challenge.

For Christmas my youngest son bought my Mom a huge bag of Smarties and I captured this photo of her hanging onto them so nobody else could grab them!! Too funny!

Cardstock: AC
PP, Ephemera, Stickers: Fancy Pants
Alphas: AC, 7 Paper
Sequins: PPP
Mist: Heidi Swapp
Ink: Memento
Other: twine

I sure hope you will play along!! Can't wait to see how you are inspired.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Sparkle and Shine Challenge # 28

Welcome back! It's time for a new challenge at Sparkle and Shine Challenge. We have a very pretty inspiration photo for you. Don't you just love those colours?



For this challenge we are sponsored by the amazing online store Right at Home!  The winner of our challenge will receive a $15 gift card to her store! Awesome!!!

Here is my take on the inspiration.


Cardstock: SU, A.C.
PP: Websters. Pink Paislee
Gems: Colorbok, Prima
Dies: WPlus9, MFT
Stamp: Wplus9
Other:embossing powder,sticker, twine, button, Versamark

I sure hope you will play along. Can't wait to see what you create!


Friday, April 1, 2016

Sparkle and Shine Challenge # 27

Hi there! It's time for another challenge at Sparkle and Shine Challenge. How can it be April already? ACK!!
The inspiration photo for this challenge is this pretty umbrella covered in polka dots.


We are being sponsored by Create A Smile.

I was really inspired by the fun coloured dots and made a festive card.

Cardstock:Wplus9, SU
Die: Mama Elephant
Stamp: Altenew
Ink: Versafine, Tim Holtz
Stencil: Studio Calico
Unk:clear embossing powder, sequins


Hope you play along!




Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sparkle and Shine Challenge # 26

Hello everyone! It's time for another challenge at Sparkle and Shine.  The photo inspiration today is this cute Easter themed wreath.


We are sponsored this challenge by the Right at Home store.


I was inspired by the wreath and the burlap and went with the Easter theme. I love the texture that the burlap adds and it was fun piecing the wreath together!

Cardstock: Neenah, Wplus9
Ribbon: Doodlebug
Die:Mamma Elephant, Wplus9
Ink: Versafine
Stamp: Wplus9
Sequins: PPP (Metallic Gold, Sparkling Clear)
Other: Wink of Stella, Copics, burlap


Hope you play along with us!!





Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Sparkle and Shine Challenge # 25

Can you believe that it's time for another challenge at Sparkle and Shine Challenge?  The photo challenge has you thinking of St. Patty's Day.


We are sponsored this week by Create a Smile.

For my card I had my first real attempt at water colouring. So don't be too critical....lol!! I know that I need a lot more  practice and better painting supplies. I was inspired by the green and the gold in the inspiration photo.

Cardstock: Ranger, SU
Stamp: SU
Paint: kit from Michaels
Mist: Heidi Swapp
Sequins: PPP (metallic gold)
Ink: Versamark
Embossing powder: Stampendous

Can't wait to see how you are inspired!

EDITED TO ADD: I am also entering my card in the challenge at Laura's Loft.



Monday, February 15, 2016

Sparkle and Shine Challenge # 24

Hi everyone! It's time for another challenge at Sparkle and Shine Challenge.

There is a very interesting photo inspiration for you, Hop over to the blog to check it out.

For this challenge we are sponsored by the amazing online store Right at Home!  The winner of our challenge will receive a $15 gift card to her store!

I was inspired by the chevron pattern in the photo so found some chevron patterned paper in my stash and also used a circle die cut with a chevron pattern.


Cardstock: SU, A.C.
PP: Crate
Ink:Versafine,SSS
Stamp: WPlus9
Jewels: Doodlebug, The Paper Studio
Unk: Sequins, flowers

Closeup for you.


Can't wait to see what you create!


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Valentine's Day

It's a very special Valentine's Day this year because it is my Grandson Luca's first time to celebrate it since he is just turning 7 months old.

I just had to make him a card of course and decided to play along with the challenge at Pretty Pink Posh while I was at it.
I used the card that Liz created as my inspiration.

The Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 3 die was used as the tag focal point along with Pink Blush, Pink Peonie and Sparkling Clear PPP sequins.

I am also entering my card in the Paper Issues Take 5 challenge.


Cardstock: SU
PP: MME
Stamp: Mama Elephant
Dies: PPP, Mama Elephant
Sequins: PPP
Punch: Fiskars
Ink: Versafine
Other: Twine, Copics, Wink Of Stella

Here is a closeup.


Monday, February 1, 2016

Sparkle and Shine Challenge # 23

Hi there and welcome back to my blog.

It's time for another challenge at Sparkle and Shine Challenge. We have a great inspiration photo for you. I'm not going to share it here. I want you to hop over to the blog and check it out and also all the fabulous creations by the rest of the DT.

This month our challenge is sponsored by the awesome Create A Smile Stamps. A $25 gift card...WOW!!!

I created a layout for this challenge using a photo of my brother and sister-in-law. We always tease both of them that I can NEVER seem to get a decent photo of them!!

I was inspired by the inspiration photo to use the love theme and my "bling" this month is the gorgeous gold foil doily and alphas.

PP, stickers, ribbon tag, doily, ephemera: Crate Paper
Ink, Die: Tim Holtz
 
Here are a couple of close-ups.


 
I  hope you get a chance to play along!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Sparkle and Shine Challenge #22

Hi everyone!

It's time for another challenge at Sparkle and Shine Challenge.

For this challenge, please use the photo inspiration below when creating your projects. You can create in any way you like as long as we can see the inspiration in your design. 


For this challenge we are sponsored by the online store Right at Home. The winner will receive a $15 gift card. Yay!!

 
 
Here is my card for the challenge. I love this stamp from Memory Box. I stamped it onto water colour paper and coloured it using distress inks and water colour crayons.
I added glitter with red stickles on the berries and spraying the whole thing with Perfect Pearls Mist.
 
 
Please check out the blog for challenge details and more inspiration from the DT!
 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Sparkle and Shine Challenge #21

Happy New Year everyone!!! I can't believe that it's 2016. Wow!!

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkle and Shine Challenge and we have a brand new sponsor. You have a chance to win a $25 gift card from....wait for it.....the fabulous Create a Smile!

I want you to go pop over to Sparkle and Shine to see what the inspiration photo is. Here is my card based on that photo.

Ink: Simon Says Stamp
Embossing powder: SU
Die: MFT
Glitter paper: Heidi Swapp
PP: Jen Hadfield (Pebbles)
Stamp, Cardstock: Wplus9
Enamel dots: MME
Other: Versamark, Vellum
 
Can't wait to see what you create!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hello Evan

DCWV had a sketch challenge for December so I put it to use to create a layout for my niece's calendar featuring her son Evan.

I used the Seaside Yacht collection from DCWV and the Hello Let's Chat cut file from The Cut Shoppe.

PP: DCWC
Cutfile: The Cut Shoppe
Enamel dots: MME, Paper Studio
Die cuts & Transparencies: Studio G, BG, Maggie Holmes
Other: washi tape, crochet twine

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Knee Deep

I made a layout of my grandnephews Ryan and Evan. Love this photo of them! Such a boy layout...right?

I used the December sketch at Stuck?!

PP: Simple Stories (So Rad)
Enamel Dots: Teresa Collins. MME
Punch: Martha Stewart
Stickers: AC (Amy Tan)
Unk: Doily

Monday, December 28, 2015

The Cut Shoppe

I am so excited to be a Guest Designer for Ashley today on  The Cut Shoppe blog!!!



There are so many fabulous cut files in the store that it was extremely difficult to decide which ones to use on my layout. In the end I chose the chevron tree in this cut file
 
and the word family from this cut file.
 
I enlarged the chevron tree and cut it out on the left side of my layout. I then backed each cut out row on the tree with patterned paper. I then added a variety of sequins, rhinestones, glittery enamel dots to decorate my tree. Fun...right?
 
The word family from Thankful Tidings was perfect to use in my title. It's all about getting together with family at Christmas.
 
Cardstock: AC
PP: The Paper Studio, Jillibean Soup
Stickers: Jillibean Soup, Bella Blvd, Heidi Swapp
Bling: Prima, MME, Recollections, Paper Studio
Cutfile: The Cut Shoppe
Other: wood veneer, machine stitiching
 
Here are a couple more close-ups.
 

 
Thank you Ashley for this opportunity and for your amazing cut-files!
Please go check out The Cut Shoppe everyone.