Saturday, January 25, 2014

Missed deadlines...Jillibean Soup fun!

Well, the story behind this layout is a bit funny. I was quite motivated to have this one done in response to not one, but two challenges! Enthusiastic much??

I just had the right papers to join in on the fun at Life.Paper.Scrapbook for their December color challenge. It was going to be fun! Then, I just had come across this great sketch from My Creative Scrapbook for their December sketch challenge. Perfect! It was all coming together.

Except life/work got in the way and I missed both deadlines! By about a day or so! But I had a great time creating this colorful Christmas layout with the Jillibean Soup Winter Tortellini collection and I rather like the result. Good memories for us.

This is a visit with Santa and Mrs Claus in December of 2012. The 2 older boys got some Legos (is there any better toy?) and the little one got an Oscar the Grouch garbage truck. The title is: "La liste des gentils"- it means of course The Nice List...

Here's the great sketch by My Creative Scrapbook:

Here's the fun color scheme, the December color challenge at Life.Paper.Scrapbook:

And here's my take:

So challenge accepted! but a bit late! better late than never- I still had a blast making this one. And someday, I'll have to explain that smirk on Mrs Claus' face... Hubby seems content enough... hee hee hee...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Creative Scrappers Sketch 259

This is a layout inspired by a most amazing sketch site. It is always brimming with ideas, inspiration, great sketches and wonderful scrappers who share their passion. I made this fall layout about a day trip to Fundy Park, at Thanksgiving this year. It was a beautiful October day. We hiked, walked 2 trails in the park, explored the camping grounds (ideas for next year) and started the day off with a great picnic. What a wonderful view. Next year, the boys will be bigger, and we might get more of that second trail done, with less carrying...  :)

I love this collection by Simple Stories. Harvest Lane is so versatile, so cheerful. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Let's capture our memories reveal- sketch #55

It's reveal day at Let's Capture Our Memories! It's another sketch by Becky Fleck at Pagemaps. As Aurélie says on the LCOM blog reveal, it's so versatile and a great way to use up some scraps!

For me, I used it as an opportunity to haul out some PINK. I think I made up another pink layout... it might have been in 2009...Lol... With a house full of boys, using pink for a layout is a bit of a stretch, but Valentine's day is always a fabulous excuse!

And here's my take on it: Petits Amours/ Little Sweethearts

All of this cute pink stuff is by American Crafts, the XOXO collection. I was lucky enough to win a random draw at last year's Crop & Create, held by Scrapbook & Cards Today.

Journaling translates to: The Valentine's day cookies were a big hit, certainly a tradition to uphold... We even made a cake with heart shaped sprinkles. Sprinkles are good on everything!

So, I guess... Who says pink is just for girls?

Monday, January 13, 2014

Top 13 of 2013

I've been scrapping since early 2007, a few months after the birth of my first son. I didn't go to any classes but some friends from work were having scrappy evenings and I went in, newborn in tow, and fell in love with the process, the "me" time, and the wonderful way to preserve our family memories. Another friend from work, Marielle,  became my mentor, and made me discover a ton of scrappy sites and then I was hooked for real!

I love when the boys gush, their cheeks reddening, happy to see themselves featured in a layout. I've had a few layouts published, and was lucky enough to be part of Creative Scrappers for a season. That was an amazing experience. I love all the new scrappy friends I made through that process. I look forward to applying again. This year, I'm a lucky part of the DT of my LSS- Let's Capture Our Memories. There's something new and inspiring every week- Come and check us out:

 Last year was a good one for me- I developped new skills and more confidence with scrapping. It takes less time (unless I'm watching Netflix while scrapping...hehehe). Also, I can't believe  that even if we're still relatively early in January, I've already made as many layouts as I had completed by March of 2013! I made more cards than last year, and I even made a personnalized frame for DH. Go scrappy 2014!!!

This year, I set a goal of completing 3 mini albums from a family trip, one for each kiddo.

So... not new to scrapbooking, but very new to hop on the blogging wagon... Here are my favorites from 2013...

 This is a LO of DS#3, made with delicious Simple Stories Harvest Lane. He's holding onto a leaf like he's found pure gold!

This one is of DS#1 for a Creative Scrappers DT assignment. It's made with the Fancy Pants Off To School collection- made for the DT assignment.

Another Creative Scrappers sketch- the May 2013 sketch challenge. Lots of Jillibean Soup here! DS#3 surfing the web, checking out Creative Scrappers' page and talking on the phone... cracks me up!

Disney memories at Castaway Cay- a great day at the beach. Echo Park- Paradise Beach. One of my favorites!

On the same Disney cruise trip, we got to go to the beach and the pool. Great February memories for us- we're usually in a few feet of snow! More Echo Park. Pagemaps sketch.

Recently made with My Mind's Eye- Cut & Paste collection. DS#3 when he was a wee one, smilin' away on a cloudy day... Creative Scrappers sketch.

Some team spirit is here with a layout for summer soccer- Jillibean Soup Gameday Chili...

Happy Day collection by Simple Stories- DS#1's 6th birthday- Lego Ninjago theme.

DS#2 just waiting around. Authentique Genuine papers, Creative Scrappers sketch- made for the DT assignment.

This is another Creative Scrappers inspired sketch- made with Echo Park goodies- the A Boy's Life collection. DS#1 at his 2nd Kids Of Steel triathlon.

"Have a magical day!" the delightful person at the end of a Disney phone call always says... This was a magical trip. I love this paper from Fancy Pants Design (The Good Life)- featured in Kristine Davidson's Creating With Sketches volume 2.

Another layout with The Good Life, all about DS#3's love of Grandma's soup- licking the bowl and all.

Another layout made with the wonderfull Harvest Lane by Simple Stories... I just love this collection. DS#2 climbing yet another tree, always in a tree somewhere...

Well that's all for 2013- now on to new adventures! Welcome 2014!!!

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

4 years old!

This is an old layout I tore apart a time or 2, couldn't get the right feel... It now looks much better. Hope you like it. We held DS#2's  4th birthday party at the local pool, with his friends. They're very tired and spent, with chlorine/salt water eyes... but who cares? They had fun!

Creative Scrappers sketch, lots of Jillibean soup and a My Little Bit of Whimsy button...

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Reveal #53 at LCOM

It's reveal day at LCOM! Sketch #53 is up for you to play along. Scrapbook & Cards Today's Cardmaps 3 is up for some lucky winner to grab... Come have fun and show us what you've created...

The sketch is from Becky Fleck at Pagemaps. Easy and versatile!

Here is my take on it :

This is a photo of my boys on a camping trip with their cousins to Nova Scotia. We visited Grand-Pré, the historic site protected by UNESCO and saw where our ancestors lived in the 1600s. I think what they loved most was the really old cat named Evangeline hanging out in the chapel. Poor cat, she needed a rest after our visit...  ;)

Come visit us at for some scrappy inspiration...

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Let's Capture Our Memories- January spot!

I was very pleased to be asked by my scrappy friend Isabelle to create the layout for the January color spot at LCOM. The prospect of an imposed color challenge was a bit daunting for me, but I had a lot of fun and have since done another color challenge layout, with another "on deck"! This is such a fun way  to mix it up and explore one's creativity! Thanks Isabelle for the feature and challenge!

This is what I created for her... It's not very wintery, but it's what got me inspired. 

All supplies were found in the adorable Crop & Create: Delivered fall 2013! Thanks Scrapbook & Cards Today for creating such a cool kit!!

Photo credit: Laure Handfield

Thanks for looking!