Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Joy Christmas Card

I am starting to get into the Christmas spirit. This week I will haul the Christmas tree up from the basement and start the decorating process.  Usually Amanda is the one that helps me decorate the house but she has a place of her own now.

I have also been playing around with some new products we have at the store.  I used a stamp and embossing folder set from Sizzix/Hero Arts to create this Christmas card.  We used it in a demo/make 'n take.  It was really popular and all the folders sold out.


I used white ink to stamp the snowflakes and then lined them up in the embossing folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  I added some iridescent bling to the center of some of the snowflakes and adhered some red/white bakers twine around the edge of the kraft cardstock.


The letters were cut out on my Silhouette.  I love how thin they are and they cut beautifully.  I made a strip and placed the letters and added a twine bow with a bling center.


I love how clean and simple this card it, but it have a great impact.  Thanks for looking :)


Monday, November 19, 2012

X-treme Fun!

Happy Monday everyone! I am happy to say that I am back to do another post (less than a week since my last one)! Hopefully I can keep this up and get back into a routine of posting and scrapbooking.

Today I am sharing a layout that I did using a sketch by Laura Whitaker. You can find the sketch I used here!  These photos were taken a couple of summers ago at a cottage we rented.  The boys had brought a slingshot with them and used a couple of pop cans as targets.  This provided hours of fun.


I used my Silhouette to create the 'x' and the word 'fun'.  I added some wooden letters from Pink Paislee for the rest of my title.  I also created the large circle on my Silhouette and added some hand stitching with brown floss.


I used the Simple Stories Awesome collection and there were lots of little elements on the papers that I cut out and added pop dots and stitching to accent.  I also added a row of brads too.


The stickers that went with this collection were perfect so I couldn't resist adding some of them.


I thank Laura for an awesome sketch to work with and I am happy to add another layout to the cottage album.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Mud Stops Here!

Today, I have something really special to share with you.  Earlier this summer a dear friend of mine passed away.  She was a truly amazing woman, wife and mom!  I miss her terribly.  Her husband had added me on Facebook (that is how he kept everyone up-to-date with her condition) and I noticed some photos from an outing they had recently taken.  The photos really touched me.  It was wonderful to see her children smiling and laughing, even though they had just lost their mother.

It bothered me that these photos would go 'unscrapbooked', so I decided I would do it, and one day, when the time is right, I will pass this layout on to her family to add to the scrapbooks that she had started.

Here are Spencer and Kourtney participating is their first Dirty Dash!


I used my Silhouette to create this title, which is perfect for this layout.  I added some splats of brown mist, and even smudged a few to make it look realistic.


Joanne (my BFF) suggested that I add some chevrons as an accent and tie in the red in the title.  I really like how they turned out and what the added to the layout.


I also added some paper splats to really bring in the mud theme.


I am very pleased with how this page turned out and can't wait to give it to them.  I will continue to watch for more photos and make more layouts to pass on the the family.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Kitchener Rangers Opening Night!

I know it has been a while since I posted something on my blog. Things have been very busy for me with my dad in the hospital, the fall retreat at the store and everyday family life. This past weekend I had the opportunity to go away and scrapbook for the weekend. It was amazing. I managed to complete 4 double-page layouts, 1 single page layout and 8 cards (from a class).

Today I am going to share a layout I did using a photo I took at the 'home opening' Ranger game. I took the photo on my iPhone and used an app to change it black & white and add some affects to it. I developed it in a 5x7 and it turned out perfectly.


The 'hockey' letters are cut out of one of the papers I used and I popped them up using foam adhesive.


I kept the ticket stubs from the game and cut them apart to use as embellishments for my layout.  This part shows the date and the fact that it was the home opener!


This part shows the time and the team we played against.


I used some new mistable stars from Studio Calico and sprayed them with black and silver Mr Huey mists.  I popped some of them up with foam adhesive.


I had a great time at this game and will always remember it.  I plan on documenting many more hockey memories from this years season.