Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Twisted Tuesday Challenge #76 - Rose for my Sweetie

Hello Blog world!

A wonderful Mother's day was had here in my neck of the woods!  I got breakfast in bed, a chance to go for a run, an hour (or so) to listen to my audiobook while I stretched and did some yoga and had a yummy yoghurt parfait with strawberries and dark chocolate chips eaten on the back porch swing in the sunshine.  Hubby and the kids hung out in the backyard and took care of some gardening with the grandparents.

I hope those of you who celebrated Mother's Day this past weekend had a special day as well!

On the creative front, another challenge is up and running over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges: Challenge #76

Challenge: Use a rose on your creation
Twist: Use a sweetheart theme (Make a creation with your Sweetheart in mind: Spouse, adorable, child/grandchild, etc)

Here is what my grey matter concocted:
patterned paper: K&Company; date card: 7 Gypsies; plastic tags: Making Memories; rose dies: Sizzix; letter dies: Quickutz; chipboard letters: unknown

This layout was based on a sketch from Page Maps: June 2013

I also based it on the colour scheme over at Color Me Scrappy:

When I took this picture of C3 and her Nonna a couple weeks ago I was taken aback by how beautiful my Mama (in-law) looked (moreso than usual of course).  Love it!  I couldn't wait to scrapbook this photo and this challenge was just right for it (since the "rose" part of this challenge also comes in Nonna's name).  My girls are so very blessed to have such AMAZING grandparents (on both sides!!) who would do anything for them and who love my girls to the moon and back (a hundred times over!).  

I hope I have inspired you to take on this challenge!  I look forward to seeing your creations!

I'd like to submit this to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: M (for mother)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Spring Flowers
Scrap it Girl: Mothers or Mother Nature
Colour Me Scrappy: DT Challenge (N=Nonna, E=inked Edges, W=washi tape)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, 10 May 2014

123 Get Scrappy-May Challenge!

Hey Everyone!

Back for another DT Inspiration from 123 Get Scrappy.  Congrats to our April Winner: Fiona who made an absolutely stunning, texture filled beauty of a layout!  Well deserved winning as well as for all the Top 3!  Great job to you all!  Be sure to check out their links to admire and comment!  New month means new bingo board up and running over at 123 Get Scrappy!  LOVE LOVE LOVE the versatility and inspiration and each and every one of these boards!  I hope you all will join in the fun! Here's my take on this month's challenge:
patterned paper: MME; chipboard pieces: KC&Co; butterfly punch: Martha Stewart; letter stickers: Memory Makers; text stamp:Hero Arts; butterfly stencil: Crafters Workshop; compass stamp: Kaisercraft

Here is the board:
Here is the inspiration sketch for the layout.  

I used the first row: no flowers-more than 4 pictures-rectangle shapes.

This pictures were taken a couple years ago on our Disney Cruise.  Absolutely an amazing time!  
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think and I hope to return the favour when you linkup your creation for this month's challenge!  Don't forget to head on over to the other DT members' blogs too to check out and comment on their creations!  Can't wait to see what you create!

I would like to submit this to the following blogs:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Five (I used 5 pictures in my layout!)
Kreative Koncepts: Challenge #25

Thanks soooo much for stopping by!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Spring Flowers...WHERE ARE YOU?!?!

Hey Everyone,

I'm done.  SOOOO DONE!  Can't stand this cold anymore!  The buds are on the trees and the greenery is trying to peek through the ground but it's oh so cold I don't blame the foliage for being hesitant on emerging!  I've dealt with colds after strep throat after tummy flu after pink eye after fevers for the last 3 weeks between myself and the kidlets and I just want the warmth to come already!  Maybe this birthday card for my mom will spark some sunny, warmer weather!  PLEASE!

The background stamp is from Hero Arts, The die cut leaves are from Cheery Lynn Designs, the paper is from WeRMemory Keepers, sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

I based this off of Hero Arts Sketch#3

I would like to submit this to the following challenges:
Hero Arts: May Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Spring Flowers
Sister Act Anything Goes Card Challenge: #55

Thanks for stopping by....and if you live in a place where it's warm...please send some warm vibes this way!