Thursday, January 17, 2013

Welcome back Tracy!

Well....lots has been going on here, and apparently I haven't written anything for quite some time (how embarrassing).  I've been full time at Georgian College, and I guess this was one of the things I've let go, and to be totally honest, I haven't missed all that much.  I am very excited to be here today though, and may come by from time to time to post some of my creations, as I cannot seem to upload on the Scrapping Nook's Gallery.  For January's on-line crop, the users of the forums were asked to go into the "challeng archives" and pick a challenge, do a sample and then post.  I will be posting my samples here first. 

The challenge I chose was from June 2012, and Grandma Dee presented it to us - show us a LO with people playing outside, and for bonus marks, show movement ont he page itself.

Well - I've tried to show the snowflakes sort of like it is snowing and my boys are having a blast on the snow hill down the street from where we live.

...and now for some reason, I can't upload a photo from my computer to here either!  GEESH!!!  I'll try another way...


Friday, July 27, 2012

More summer photos of 2012

Here are some more photos for the Scrapping Nook's summer photo challenge:

5.  Ice cream & popsicles
Here is Ethan trying to keep up to the melting icecream from Holyrood General Store.  It was about 35 degrees that day. (and he chose blue bubble gum!)

90.  Welcome to....sign
Noah and Ethan beside the church sign where Uncle Mark works

7.  Out door activity
Ethan swabbing the deck at Discovery Harbour

60.  Something pink
Ethan collecting pink balloons at Sydney's 3rd birthday party

94.  you in your favourite summer outfit
Here we are at Discovery Harbour - don't we look dashing?!
taken by Noah

22.  Focus on the eyes
Noah at one of the ice cream trail stops in Huron-Kinlos

I hope you've enjoyed these - there will be more throughout the summer.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

NOOK's summer photo challenge

Well!  We're half way through the summer, both boys are at camp, so I thought it might be a good idea to get this project going.

Here are the rules:

Nook Summer Photography Challenge

How to play
 Set up your own thread in this forum with your name or alias in the title.
 Copy & paste the complete list of challenges into your thread.
 When you link a photo to your thread, simply edit your first post & insert the link. Then add an extra post in your thread so we know you have posted new pic’s.

The rules
 Contest runs from 12:01AM Friday, June 1st to 11:59PM Saturday, September 15th, EST.
 All photos entered must be taken in the timeframe of the contest.
 All photos entered must be taken by the Nook member (or by members of their family). No professional photos, please (unless, of course, you are a professional photographer!)
 One entry per challenge, please.
 Photos must be linked directly from an online server like PhotoBucket, but to qualify for prizes, photo MUST be linked to your thread.

The prizes
 There will be prizes awarded at the end of the contest.
o Most challenges completed (top 3): Ties will be determined by a random draw of all tied participants.
 Number of prizes will be determined by how many entries are received.

I have a few other ideas up my sleeve... so stay tuned... :-)

So let's get uploading!!!

53.  Centred photograph
 Ethan enjoying some BenTaghn

3.  From a low angle
 Pa, Grandma, Noah & Ethan do the icecream tour in Holyrood, ON

96.  Fun summer transportation
 the now annual race at the gocart place near Kincardine with Grandma, Pa, Noah & Ethan

27.  family vacation
 Grandma & boys playing cards before breakfast while camping

63. Solitude
 Noah chillaxin by the campfire

83. a scene to remember

88. Laundry hanging on the line

1. self portrait
Ethan, having fun with the camera

26. fireworks
Canada Day in Wiarton

70. Canada Day celebrations
Noah & Ethan waiting for the fire works to begin

81. kids playing with water
boys at the Wiarton Splash pad

92. relaxing
boys waiting to go to splash pad

66. Doodling
Noah using his doodle book while camping (Ethan took photo)

13. Amusement park rides
Ethan at Story Book Park, Owen Sound

68. Outdoor band/concert/street musician
The JK class preforming in the pavallian at Story Book Park

17. outdoor sports
Ethan's team

17. Outdoor sports
Noah the goal keeper

71. family celebrations
Noah's 7th birthday

73. Something broken
big flat tire

29. Something you made
father's day present

18. Something up close
dew droplet on a plant in our flower garden


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

NSD Blog hop winner

Just for leaving a comment - Dot, you won a RAK - email me your Canada Post address, and I'll get you that in the mail right away!  Congratulations ~ and thanks for leaving such a nice comment:

Dot said...
Interesting size for a LO. Great sketch so I'll have to get busy.
May 5, 2012 2:14 PM

To respond to your comment, yes that is an interesting size.  Optimist International produced that size of a scrapbook for their clubs to document a years worth of activities long before scrapbooking became such a popular activity with all the bells and whistles (and standard 12x12 sizes)...I'm trying to get that changed within the Midwestern Ontario District, but it won't happen this year!  So for my year as president, this is what I've got to work with. 


Sunday, May 6, 2012

NSD...The day after

Thank you to all of you who took part in yesterdays Scrap~tures blog hop!  If you didn't - please go to THIS POST and be sure to leave a comment, and on Tuesday I will draw for a RAK out of those comments.

As well as the blog hop, I spent yesterday with a few of my scrappy friends (about 40 or so) at the Karen's Creation's National Scrapbook Day 9-9 crop.  It was held at the Sauble Beach Community Centre.  And as always, the time flew by way to fast.  We laughed a lot, ate tremendous food, and actually scrapbooked a little bit!  Here are some of the things I made while there:

Happy birthday card
card sketch by Karen Lancaster; cardstock-american crafts and bazzill; ribbon and stamp - unknown; ink - ranger; embossing folder - tim holtz; die cut - provo craft cricut; technique - dry embossing with ink from NSD mini crop challenge #16 The Scrapping Nook

sketch - from NSD mini crop challenge #6 The Scrapping Nook; pp-bobunny; sew esay tool & floss - we R memory keepers; thread - ikea; cricut cartridge - provo craft "designers calendar" mini crochet doilie - kaiser craft; ribbon - unknown 

Optimist scrapbook fundraiser
double sketch, tickets and film strip-Karen Lancaster; pp-cosmo cricket; cardstock-staples, bazzill; thread-ikea; ribbon-unknown; pen-american crafts; ink-ranger; pop dots

a close up:

I hope you enjoyed National Scrapbook Day 2012.  I sure did!  And I'm looking forward to next year.


Saturday, May 5, 2012

NSD is today!!!

Welcome to the Scraptures

National Scrapbooking Day

2012 Blog Hop!

To take part, all you need to do is visit each of the blogs in the order given. If you came from Chelle, you are on the right track!  If you joined me just because, please start at the beginning at the Scrap~tures blog, and work your way back to me!  We are sure that you will be inspired by what you will see. Our design team has been hard at work! Leave a comment on all 5 blogs and then return to the Scrap~tures blog and post a comment that you have completed the blog hop. Choose any design team members take on the sketch that inspires you & scrap-lift it. Post it on our Facebook page in the album provided, in our gallery or on your own blog and add it to the Linky party below by Monday, May 7 at 7 pm for a chance to win a prize!

Here is the sketch from Creative Scrappers:

and here is my take on it:
This LO is for the Wiarton District Optimist Club scrapbook.  The dimensions are I enlongated the sketch and used an oval instead of a circle, I think I pulled it off.
Materials used:  bo bunnypp, my computer for the circle, american crafts chipboard letter stickers and pen, ikea thread, unknon lace, ranger liquid pearls

I will draw for a RAK for anyone who tries this sketch and links it to my comments section - good luck!

Your next stop is:  Laurie


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Two more days...

That is right!  In just two more days, Scrap~tures kit club is having a blog hop! 

I hope you can join is going to be great fun!