Sunday, March 18, 2018

Scrapbook Nerd

This was the first time I played along with some challenges at Scrapbook Nerd. Fellow Canadians this is an online Canadian scrapbook store. YAY!!!!

This layout was for a challenge to use flowers. There are flowers on the paper and a flower ephemera.
This is of my brother and sister-in-law getting a funny gift at Christmas.

This layout was for the challenge to use ephemera or die cuts. My Grandson Luca with a dinosaur he got for Christmas.

This layout of my son Jonathan will go into my Mom's 2019 calendar. The challenge was to use small embellishments like enamel dots.

I love this layout of my Grandson. The challenge was to used mixed media and I used mist.

Thanks Scrapbook Nerd for the challenges!

Monday, October 30, 2017

New layouts

I have a couple of new layouts to share that I made on a scrappy get away.

The first 2 layouts were created by using the sketch from Sketch N Scrap.

My Grandson up North playing in the lake.

Some fun pool time.
I loved this sketch soooo much that I had it use it more than!!

My next layout is a page about my Daughter and Grandson and their selfie. I used a sketch from Sketches In Thyme.

Thanks for stopping by! I should be sharing more layouts soon,

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Nom Nom Nom

My Gransdon loves his Nonno's pasta so I used the April sketch from April Lilli to document it. I love how it turned out!


Well it is time to dust off the cobwebs on my blog and post some layouts.

Back in April I participated in challenges for Paper Issues.
For the Pinspire Me challenge I created this layout of my Grandson Luca helping his Daddy cook up a little supper.

I also made a layout for the New Issue Monday challenge. My little Luca at the park.

The other challenge I participated in was the Take 5 Tuesday and I used a photo of Mario and Luca doing a bit of strumming on the guitar.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Welcoming the upcoming new addition to the family!!!

Today a group of card makers...quite a large group actually of over 60......are joining forces to wish Lesley and Corey Croghan HUGE congratulations on the upcoming birth of their little baby girl!! 

 How you ask? Well we have all made a baby card or some time of project and sent it off to Lesley and Corey and also have linked a blog post showing our projects in the form of a blog hop. I am so excited and honoured to be joining in this fun blog hop! 

I first "met" Lesley when she invited me to be a part of her challenge blog Seize the Birthday back in 2014. One of the sweetest persons to "work" (LOL) for.

Lesley I wish you and Corey all the best as you enter the greatest chapter of your lives!! Give that sweet girl...when she arrives...a snuggle for me!

Have fun and see all the other baby projects that are linked up onto Lori's blog right here.
A huge thanks to Lori for organizing this fun hop!

Monday, February 13, 2017


It was great to make some time for myself and get scrapping!!

To get a jump start I used the sketch challenge at My Creative Sketches. I also dug into my stash and used the Wildflower collection from We R Memory Keepers.

It was fun fussy cutting out some flowers to use as layers and also all those gorgeous butterflies!

The photo is of my daughter Amy and my adorable Grandson Luca.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Stash Busters!!

Not Ghost Busters......Stash Busters. Scrap stash that is and I have plenty of it so it was not hard at all to play along with this challenge at Paper Issues.

I dug WAAAAAYYY deep into my stash and used some goodies from a Little Yellow Bicycle collection called Twig from 2011 I believe.

This photo is of two of my sisters grandchildren.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sketchy Saturday

Playing along at Paper Issues with their Sketchy Saturday challenge.

I dug into some of my older stash for this one. Got to use it up people!!
This is a layout of my 2 Grand nephews on Ryan's birthday.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Best!!

It's time to start participating in some blog challenges. This layout was created for the challenge at Scrap The Boys. We are to use a boy only usual...and then to use numbers.

I snapped a photo of my Great Nephew Ryan at my Grandson's birthday party and for the numbers component of the challenge I used this great patterned paper just full of!

A little bit of layering, washi tape, mist splatters and the layout is done. Thanks Scrap the Boys for the challenge!

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 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!


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 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! 
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!! 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.