Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Boo Crew and a Cutie Update

Can you believe my little man is almost 3 months old?! 
Time just goes by way too fast for this mama!! Part of me is sad that he's not a newborn anymore...the other part of me is looking forward to new stages and seasons in our life :)

Isn't he SOOOOO CUTE?!?!?! I kinda wanna eat him! ;)~

I love that he's starting to smile and coo! Now all he needs to do is learn how to nap and he will be perfect! Today I had to vacuum while holding him in my arms...oh, and he just woke up now! lol

Quickly now! I made this layout for the sketch over at Chic Tags. 

It's a hot mess of layers! lol I just got that Chic Tags stamp with the heart in the middle, so I wanted to use it on this layout. I used my Tim Holtz Distress Pens to colour the stamp so I could get a few colours on there. Then for one of them I used my large circle epiphany crafts thingy and made a little flair out of it. Then I made another one and punched the center out with the small circle epiphany crafts thingy...then I added a brad and a speech bubble to the one I punched out and made another embellie with that on the top part of my page! 

The word "crew" was orignally white, but I wanted it to stand out more so I used some Colour Shine and painted over the letters a bit to colour it up ;)

 I mixed some colour shine with modge podge and sponged through the Paper Bakery Stencil to create the arrows on the top and bottom of my photo.

I'm also going to link this up at Paper Issues for their "Halloween Hootenany"

Well, there you have it! I'm looking forward to Halloween this year (we're also having a Halloween party this weekend, so I will have a TON of pics to scrap!)

Gotta go get the baby...he didn't go back to sleep after all! lol

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Delightful Sketch :)

I have been so busy these days with swimming lessons and hockey and school, not to mention baby, but I am really trying to make sure I get in some scrapbooking here and there. I think it might just be what keeps me sane! lol So I decided to play along with Artful Delight and their fun sketch! I love a sketch that is super simple and leaves it open to interpretation!

I have so many pictures of Ethan on the swings at the park, because he just really loved it when he was really little! He still does, only now he can pump and doesn't need a push anymore...although he still likes it when we push him too!  I really liked this picture of him with his dad behind him giving him a big push, and I'm trying to not only scrap my most recent pictures, but get some of the old ones into albums too, so when I saw this sketch I thought this picture would be perfect for it!

I used a little bit of everything on this layout, some basic grey and pink paislee papers, some studio calico cork stickers and rub ons and some lawn fawn leaf confetti, some chic tags and a fun little "boy" flair that I got in my studio calico kit, but my favorite thing about this layout is that sentiment "Smiling's My Favorite" from a Mama Elephant stamp set. I saw that sentiment on another layout a while ago and I can't even remember which blog it was on, but as soon as I saw it I had to have it because it's my favorite line from the movie "Elf" I love it when he says "I love smiling. Smiling's my favorite" That whole movie is just awesome, so when I found out that sentiment existed I hunted it down right away and ordered it! The set actually has some really awesome pieces in it too, so it was a bonus!!

Here's a couple close ups: 

Well, I hope I've inspired you to get scrapping! I'm off to bed now :)



Monday, October 21, 2013

Zombie Eyes

Good Morning Bloggers! Just popping in quickly to show you another layout I made this weekend while playing along at the Scrapbook Nerd online crop! We had a lot of fun and were totally inspired! If you missed it, something tells me we might have something fun planned for November too! You'll just have to wait and see!!

I made this layout of my two middle boys from when our house was plagued by pink eye! I'm such a freak about eye things too! It was really hard for me to have this go through our house! My eyes were watering even doing this layout! 

Well I'm off to go clean my house! (story of my life!)



Saturday, October 19, 2013

Online Crop!!

Well I hope you're all having a great weekend so far! I just wanted to pop in quickly to show you the layout I just made while playing along over at Scrapbook Nerd's Online Crop! They're hosting a weekend crop "Inspired by Pinterest" and there's tons of inspiration and prizes so head on over there and play along with us!! 

I made this layout as part of Michelle's challenge to paint with mists. I didn't do any miraculous and funky technique, but I did paint my Heidi Swapp resist alphabet (school) with her new navy colour shine mist!

I also wanted to play along with Frosted Designs' Fabulous Friday Challenge to use Kraft, chipboard, and flair.

I'm making this quick because I want to get some scrapping in tonight and work on some more of those awesome "Inspired by Pinterest" layouts for the Nerd's Crop! Come and join us!! You have until tomorrow at midnight to link up your creations! What better way to spend a Sunday?! 



Saturday, October 12, 2013

Baby Wearin'

Happy Thanksgiving weekend for all my fellow Canadians! I hope you're deep in thought about all the blessings that we can all be thankful for!! I know I am!

For one, I'm thankful that I managed to find some time to play along with the new sketch over at Paper Bakery! They always have such fabulous sketches, and last time I played along, I won a 10 dollar gift certificate to their store!! WOOOHOOOO!! I always love enabling my crafty supply addiction!! lol 

Well, I'll stop babbling and show you the sketch and my creation! 

And here's what I was up until 2:30am playing around with last night! I know, I'm crazy! But I had coffee at 7pm last night and I was wired for sound! So I figured I might as well play while I can't sleep! I wanted to document the fact that Linden is a total mama's boy and loves to be "worn" everywhere we go! I never had these fabulous baby carriers with my other boys, and I really wish I would have, because I have 2 different ones and they're both amazing! At first before I had Linden I thought I was maybe going a little overkill buying two different carriers, but now I'm really glad I did! They're both total lifesavers! 

The title of my layout was inspired by Ashley Horton's layout that she has on her blog right now. I believe her paper is a die cut paper that is pre done with the word LOVE on it. I really loved how having most of the title popping up with some patterned paper underneath really gave the layout a little added dimension. So I grabbed out my trusty Cameo and cut out the word WEARIN' on the side. It took me some time to figure out how to do this so it wouldn't cut out the whole word, but I finally kind of figured it out. Now if you are reading this and you know of an easier way on the Silhouette Studio, please let me know! It wasn't super hard or anything, but I would welcome an easier way for sure! What I ended up doing was making the lines on the words perforated instead of solid, then after it was all cut out, I used my craft knife to cut out all the parts of the letters except the bottoms. Then I adhered some yellow patterned paper underneath it so you can see a little pop of colour in the right angles. After I cut it out, the word still was getting lost in the layout, so I used my Heidi Swapp Color Shine and my water pen and painted some green on the words just to make them pop.

I just got an 8 pack of sketch pens for my Cameo too, so I used the black one to sketch out these two concentric circles on my layout too! Loooove the sketch pens!!

I also used my Cameo to cut out the arrows along the top and bottom of my layout and backed them with some wide ombre washi tape. 

I definitely gave my Cameo some well deserved attention last night! The title and the arrow with the heart were also cut out with my little die cutting miracle worker ;)

Well, there you have it! I'm pretty sure I won't be staying up late tonight (I'm barely managing to keep my eyes open right now and it's only 4:30!!), but I did love getting a chance to play again!

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

iPhone post anyone?!

How cool is it that I'm blogging from my iPhone?! I just love the technology of cell phones these days! Remember when all there was for cell phones were those giant flip phones and we had to use the internet on our computers only?! Not to mention it was dial up! I sometimes wonder what I would do without the internet and the good old Google search! How did we learn things before? I forget! LOL

Anyway, on to my layout. In honour of National Card Making Day, I thought I'd do some scrap booking...since it's a rare thing for me to make a card ;) also, I really wanted to play along with the Paper Bakery sketch this time and I lost track of time and it's due tonight! So without further adieu, here's the sketch and my layout!! 

Isn't this a great sketch?!

And here's my layout:

And some close ups:

I'm really loving the MME Cut and Paste collections. And how cool are the new Tim Holtz stencils?! I just got three of them in some happy mail from Scrapbook Nerd, but I'm thinking I need all of them! LOL! Also all the new Heidi Swapp Color Shine mists! I just can't get enough of those lately!

Well, I should probably get off my phone and start making dinner...I'm still just floored that I'm actually posting this from my phone!! Hehehe

Hope you're having a creative weekend!