Monday, January 23, 2012

Some challenges for Scraptures

Hi there again!

I've been busy this weekend doing some challenges for the Scraptures on line January crop.  Here is some of what I've done:

This one was 16 candles challenge - had to be a birthday LO

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Getting Creative!

Hi there!

It has been a long time coming!  But today, I took the time while Brad was away in London and the boys were in school to get a bit crafty!  Here is what I've done:

Birthday Pie

based on pagemaps sketch p. 44 SCT magazine fall 2011
materials used:  pp - bobunny "enchanted"; ribbon, buttons & floss - unknown; letter stickers - doodlebug & Kaiser craft; rikrak - maya road; thread - ikea

and here's a closeup:

Building Memories

based on pagemaps sketch Nov. 2011 sct/pagemaps calendar 2011
materilas used:  cardstock - american crafts & staples; punch - ek success; pp & stickers - bo bunny "midnight frost " line; buttons - button jar; floss - we r memory keepers; thread - ikea; trim - maya road; font - teletype adhesive - beacons & scrapbook adhesives

and here is a closeup:

Up to Snow Good 

based on sct/pagemaps 2011 calendar sketch "bonus sketches" section
materials used:  cardstock - american crafts & staples; pp and stickers - bobunny "midnight frost" collection; thread - ikea; font - teletype; foam squares - moments in time; sparkly snowflakes - unknown; stamp - smash; ink - ranger distress "broken china"; boarder punch - ek success

and a close up:

We're in the middle of a snow squal right now.  I'm expecting the boys home from school in about 1/2 hour.  I'm going to go and tackle shovelling the driveway while I wait for them.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

You Are My Sunshine

Hi there! 

Here's a layout I've done!  (it has been quite a while since I've done a layout...probably way before Christmas) is based on a couple of challenges.
1.  The Paper Variety challenge is to make a fan embelishment on your project.  I did "fan" flowers.

2.  Creative Scrappers put out this sketch:

3.  The Scrapping Nook is having their January on-line crop right now!  The theme is OLD vs NEW.  One of the challenges is to use something new to me.  The paper from Echo Park's "times and seasons" arrived at my door on Friday, so that is my newest scrappy purchase.

Here is my layout:

 I turned the sketch on its side.
supplies used:  pp, stickers - Echo park "times and seasons"; buttons - my button jar; ribbon - unknown; thread - guttermann; distresser - tim holtz; adhesive - beacons & scrapbook adhesives 

and here is a closeup of my homemade fan flower:


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Optimist Crop Day

The Wiarton District Optimist Club (the club I'm a part of) is hosting an all day (9am - 9pm) crop day in Wiarton.  The date:  Saturday March 31, 2012.  The cost is $40.00  for your 5 feet of personal cropping space, coffee, tea, snacks all day, lunch, supper and some terriffic raffle prizes!  I have already confirmed two FANTASTIC prizes!!!! One from Scrapbook and Cards Today and one from Karen's Creations. 
Come on out and support a wonderful service organization.  All money raised will go to youth activities in the community of Wiarton.  Just send me a message HERE  if you have any questions, wish to donate a prize or wish to book your spot!  


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

new year, new challenges!

The Paper Variety is once again doing a year of challenges.  They've changed it up a bit, and putting out two challenges a month:  on the 1st and the 15th of each month.  This is the current challenge:

I then went ahead and used Creative Scrappers sketch #189 for my first calendar page for 2013!

and this is what I came up with:

materials used:  bobunny pp; bazzill & staples cardstock; unknown buttons, floss and rikrak; kaiser kraft tiny alpha stickers; we r memory keepers sew ez tool; beacons adhesive

a close up showing my "pop of colour" - it is rose, and the photos do not show it well. 
I will be adding a photo once a photo has been printed!


Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy birthday to me!

Today is my 37th birthday.  We celebrated by going out for lunch at Kettles and they served me a piece of cherry pie with a candle in it, and sang.  We then headed over to Leons to look at sofas.  Bought one.  They'll be delivering on Saturday.  Got the groceries and home.  Have had a low-key day ever since.