Monday, 25 August 2014

ALS #IcebucketChallenge Accepted

Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to pop in to fill you all in on some important information.

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Sunday, 24 August 2014

SSS Kid's Vacation Challenge

Hey blog world!

My little C2 has been waiting for a kids challenge!  She was quite excited when Simon Says Stamp's Kids Vacation Challenge came along. It took a while for her to decide what she wanted to make her scrapbook layout on.  Once she figured that out she was unstoppable.  The 'make-a-layout-with-mommy' routine commenced.  She flipped through a binder I have full of sketches (mostly Page Maps) and she picked the one she wanted to do.  Then she went to my scrap paper drawers and picked out her patterned papers.  Once the bulk of that was done she added her embellies and boy was I quite impressed with what she wanted to have.  I'm pretty proud of her little creation and so is she!  (As my dad always says: "The coconut doesn't fall far from the coconut tree!")

Here's her creation.

Love her little Greeting Farm stamp and butterfly embellishments.  Not to mention the embossed baseball die-cute she aligned along the side.

Great job Miss C2!  Love ya!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

All Good Things....(*sniff*)

Hey Everyone,

This post is bittersweet.  I'm happy to announce that Twisted Tuesday Challenges has another fun challenge up and running.  But I'm very sad that it will be the last challenge for out little challenge blog (*WAHHHHHH!!!!!*).
I have been so very blessed to have been able to participate as a DT member.  Melina reached to out a passionate paper crafter with no DT experience and gave me a chance and I am forever grateful.  I LOVED the opportunity to (hopefully) inspire you out there and get those creative juices flowing.

As the great Albert Einstein put it:

Creativity is contagious...

I hope we have been able to help pass on the creativity.  I know I've enjoyed seeing your creations.  Never stop creating!

Challenge: Use Chevrons on your creation.
The Twist: Use ribbon

Here's my creation:
sentiment and jukebox stamp: Paper Smooches; embossing folder: Cuttlebug; Chevron die: Avery Elle

The funny thing about this card is that I literally made it out of scrap bits I found literally lying around my craft room which was all taken apart because we had windows replaced and everything in the house was turned upside down!  definitely some creativity was required to take what minimal stuff I had at my disposal and turn it into something worthy of the LAST Twisted Tuesday Challenge (*sniff*)
I love music and I've always love the idea of having an authentic Wurlitzer Jukebox grace my home.  I haven't got one yet but I'm still holding out for one!!

As well as the #67 colour scheme and twist over at Colour me Scrappy

Be sure to check out the other DT members over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges: 

They have some great inspiration to share.  Its been a pleasure being a part of a group of such talented  ladies!!  Don't forget to drop them a line or two as well!  We're all very sad to have to leave.  

I can't wait to see what you create!

I'd also like to submit this to the following blogs:
Paper Smooches SPARKS: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes
Sister Act Anything Goes Card Challenge: #70

Thanks so much for checking in!  

Sunday, 10 August 2014

A full year of Bingo Board Inspiration!

Hey Everyone!

Another challenge is up and running over at 123 Get Scrappy!  This month marks a whole YEAR of bingo board inspiration!  SOOOOOO happy to be a part of it!  So much inspiration and so much creativity sparked over the year!  Here's hoping for many more years of more of the same!  YAAAAAY!  I hope you all will join us and use the bingo board to create a fabulous layout!  I can't wait to see what you've created!

Here's my creation.

patterned papers: DCWV; date stamp, soccerball stamp: Technique Tuesday; letters: Making Memories; star embossing folder: Cuttlebug, image stamp: The Greeting Farm; grass edge punch: Fiskars, markers: Copics

I've been meaning to scrap these pictures for a while!  I refrained from deleting them from my phone as a reminder that I need to put this moment in a layout!  I love that my daughters love playing sports as much I do.  Although soccer ended up not being C1s favourite I always loved watching her play.  This was definitely one of my favourite games to have watched: "Delay of game due to pig on the field!".

I kept this layout pretty simple with the straight lines and patterned paper blocks.  (My engineering hubby would be very proud!).  It's a little hard to see but I added some glittery goodness to her hair band and jersey using a Wink of Stella glitter pen.  I also love the metallic sparkle of the gold paper I used to emboss the stars.  Co cool!

Here is the bingo board!  I used the diagonal: STARS-GRASS-STRIPES

Be sure to join in all the fun over at 123 Get Scrappy!!!!

I also used the #67 colour inspiration and twist over at ColorMeScrappy this month!

I would also like to submit this to the following blog:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make it Sparkle

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Twisted Tuesday Challenges: School Supplies and White Space

Hey Everyone,

Such a fun summer in my neck of the woods!  On the paper crafting goodness front, Twisted Tuesday Challenges has a new challenge up and running.

The Challenge: Include some sort of "school supply item(s)" in your creation.
The Twist: Leave a lot of white space on your creation

Here's my take:
Patterned paper: various scraps, MME; large pencil sticker: American Crafts; embossing folder: Sizzix; book stack/crayon stickers: Jolee's;  star frame stickers: Unknown; letter stickers: Making Memories; 

One of the things I LOVE about taking this time to stay at home and be there for my family is the opportunity I get to volunteer at my daughters' school.  I have the chance to read with them, see them with their friends, meet many of their school friends and teachers and contribute to their school environment.

I used a colour scheme (and challenge #67) from the folks over at Color Me Scrappy

I also used a sketch over at the Page Maps blog.

On the family front, I finally got a camping trip in this summer despite my hubby's propensity AGAINST camping.  Admittedly it was more of a "glamping" type of excursion as we weren't really roughing it...merely sleeping in a tent accompanied with the rest of the comforts of home: indoor plumbing, full kitchen facilities, a pool and a nearby lake to go canoeing in.  That's what you get when you camp with some friends on their parents' farm.  Good times!!!  (Even though we experienced a freak hail storm in the afternoon on the first day!  It was unlike anything I've ever experienced!)  Our tent didn't hold up so well after being pelted by the torrential rain and the subsequent hail.  Water leaked in and we were forced to sleep in the house the first night (hard life, I know!) :)
Anyways, the second night was much nicer and cool but definitely comfortable tent-sleeping weather.  the family had a great time!  Here's to more of the same!

I would also like to submit the layout to the following blogs:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Scrap it Girl: August Challenge: Arrows/Numbers (numbers on background embossing)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please be sure to check out the details of the Twisted Tuesday Challenge over at the blog and peruse the rest of the DT for some inspiration!  Hope to see your creations!
Thanks for stopping by!