Saturday, May 31, 2014

Right now- Let's Capture Our Memories sketch #74

It's Saturday again! Time to reveal a new sketch at LCOM. It's #74 and it's a keeper- so much fun. It's by Vicki Saulnier and leaves loads of room for creativity. And with AurĂ©lie's inspiring post on masks and inks, I proudly made a mess on this one. I have been holding on to some masks for some time. Glad I finally got a chance to use them...

And here's what I came up with this time-

This was made with loads of Simple Stories Urban Traveler collection. I used some My Favorite Things stamps by Laina Lamb (thanks Nicole Harper...). I used Studio Calico wood veneers, mask and cork embellishment, Stampin' Up ink and a Tim Holtz mask.  I used some Basic Grey hexagon enamel dots, a Jillibean Soup vinyl button and corrugated star and some unknown washi.

The layout is all about DS#1's love for bikes, trying to imitate Mom & Dad's bike-over-your-head pose in triumph when we climb another mountain (or a molehill). His bike is a bit heavy though... hee hee... It just nice to see him try...

Happy creating!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Second post in 1 day... wow.

This is a layout I made for Creative Scrappers Birthday Bash! Happy 6th anniversary to Kristine and the wonderful team from Creative Scrappers!!! (I'm glad we had the whole month of May to work on this... hee hee.. finally nice outside!)

This is DS#2 when he was 18 months old... Our surprise blue-eyed boy. It was such a shock to me to see he was going to keep those baby blues, as DS#1's eyes are a dark chocolate brown. He was in a dreamy state, thinking of toys and playing? He sure seems deep in reflexion...

The journaling translates to "During a weekend away to visit Grammy and Grampy, I couldn't keep myself from taking this wonderful photo of your darling face and big blue eyes. I wish you never-ending dreams and the furious need to make some of them come true. Jacques Brel"

More details:

Another view:

This was made with the Macho Nacho Soup collection from who else: Jillibean Soup! TFL!

Well, now that the snow is finally gone...

I can finally post this Christmas layout! I couldn't bear to look at anything white and fluffy for awhile, like a lot of people I know... and so I'm finally getting around to posting this layout of our first 5 km race as a family. The race was at our local Running Room, profits went to the Salvation Army. DS#1 ran with me and the stroller, DS#2 ran ahead with his Dad, not wanting to miss anything, and DS#3 cried most of the race, having spilled some water on his lap. Who wants to be wet in a jogging stroller? But the medals were awesome, the nicest ones yet I think. They were at least top 5!

I might have used every bit of this Jillibean Soup collection. And to think I almost didn't get it at first because it was too "pink". But I love how this turned out, the teal, pink and red are a great combo. So bright and merry...and this is such a great family memory to preserve.

Thanks for looking, I love reading your comments- Hope you have a great long weekend and a bit of scrappy time.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

LCOM's reveal #72!

Happy Victoria Day, Patriot's Day or first long weekend of summer, however you want to call it!!

Here in Canada, it's a long weekend, and it's finally pretty nice outside, a perfect time to enjoy outdoorsy weather and make some new memories to scrap...

Here's my sketch for reveal 72 at Let's Capture Our Memories.

It's a Pagemaps sketch. I love it- it was so inspiring, I pretty much stuck to the sketch, keeping a lot of the elements similar. This layout is about a day trip we took to a National Park nearby. It was a beautiful fall day, and we all said: Let's go!

And here is what I came up with:

It'a pretty much all Basic Grey goodies, mostly Carte Postale, perfect for a travelling layout. I added the metallic Maya Road clip and twine, the Studio Calico wood veneers, the vellum stamped leaf and lots of Basic Grey embellies. The journaling is all about a day trip to the Park, a picnic, sunshine and smiles.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 03, 2014

NSD and Let's Capture Our Memories Reveal #70!

It's reveal day again at LCOM! And it's National Scrapbooking Day!!!

Are you going to do something scrappy today? I hope you'll let yourself get inspired by our reveal and this great sketch by Laura Whitaker. It took me all of 15 minutes to look at it, choose papers, a photo, and start scrapping! It's so easy! Love this sketch! ... and I'm rather pleased at how the layout turned out! I hope you have an amazing scrappy day!!!

I used Echo Park's All About A Boy collection, with several embellies: clip by Maya Road, washi and enamel dots by My Mind's Eye, flair by Evalicious, stamps by American Crafts and Jillibean Soup, chipboard by Basic Grey.  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Published in the Let's Get Sketchy's Get Inspired Issue 3!!!

I'm really happy to tell you 3 of my layouts have been chosen to be featured in the Let's Get Sketchy Get Inspired Magazine Issue 3!!!  So excited!!

My first layouts are part of the Manufacturer's section, this time around, they featured Echo Park Papers. I love Echo Park! They have understood the needs of Mom's with boys, and have great, colourful, fun, bright papers. I love them! Here I used the Winter Park and Wintertime collections. This was part of a DT reveal at Let's Capture Our Memories, our LSS. My first layout is on page 72:

My second layout is on page 73- a layout created for the Paper Camellia February sketch challenge featuring DS#3 a few days after his first haircut at 3 1/2 months old. His hair was in his eyes, he had a mullet. Something had to be done! Our barber's youngest client ever...

My third layout is my favorite- DS#3 just grinning! I had a good time with this great collection from Fancy Pants Design. The Good Life is such a colourful collection. I love it all. I made use of the packaging with the horizontal stripe on top. I love to stitch on layouts. This was submitted in the Black Background section. Although hubby feels it's darker than my usual (it is), I feel it makes the picture pop and gives stunning results.

A few details:

My favorite element is the hidden journaling pocket, made with vellum. I stamped on it to give it appeal. I laid on some chevron border stamps before sewing the red border. The red stamp makes it stand out. I saw this on the American Crafts blog and thought it looked cool.

Journaling reads: My favorite moments are everyday moments, the ones with no expectations, when we see the joy and zest you have for life, with a lopsided grin on your face. We are seeing you discover, explore, grow. We love you to pieces, xoxox Mom

It's on page 108. Photo credit: Laure Handfield. Sketch by Kristine Davidson at Creative Scrappers.