Saturday, March 29, 2014

Why Fit In?

Good Afternoon my crafty peeps! We're home today having a pajama craft/game day today because we're all a bit under the weather. I can definitely tell you I am ready for spring!! I think I might protest for sure if we get any more snow!

This weekend the wonderful ladies over at Scrapbook Nerd are hosting a Dr Seuss inspired crop! Did you know that if he was still alive he would have celebrated his 110th birthday this month!! That was why we decided to crop in honor of this fabulous author!

I made this layout last night to play along with Michelle's challenge to use all or part of this quote on your layout or card: 

"Why Fit in When You Were Born to Stand Out?" -Dr. Seuss

I thought this quote would be perfect to document my funky new haircut!

I used my fabulous Daylight Savings Scrapbook and Mixed Media Kits from Paper Bakery for this layout. I'm totally loving the Amy Tangerine Plus One collection, so I had to use the Thickers to go with the patterned paper (even though they weren't in the kit!)

I was inspired by the March Sketch from Life.Paper.Scrapbook.

               The small grey alphabets are from the February Umbrella Rain Scrapbook Kit, and the white paint splatter is from the February Umbrella Rain Mixed Media Kit. I LOOOVE how that paint splatters!! It's amazing stuff!!

I had some extra mist left over after misting the piece of canvas that came in the Daylight Savings kit, so I sprayed a shipping tag  with water and then sopped up the Dylusions mist with it. After I dried it, I used the "art is in me" exclusive stamp from Paper Bakery and some grey ink and randomly stamped it all over. ***TIP*** When I'm doing something like that and I want it to look really random, I never put my stamp on a block. This way I can kind of bend it and shape it when I'm putting it on my surface and it doesn't come out looking like a square design on my stamp. 

When I misted the canvas I made sure I got it nice and wet first and that way I can get a more even look because the Dylusions mist reacts with water so it wicks out and blends. I sooooo love these mists! 

There's still lots of time to play along with us at Scrapbook Nerd!! You will have until next Friday to link up your challenge entries to be eligible to win some shop credit!! Who doesn't want to win a gift certificate to buy scrappy stuff?! I know I do!! 

Well, I'm off to clean my house (somebody has to do it!) I'm hoping to get some more challenges in tonight, so stay tuned and I'll post them here!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Be Blessed!

Friday, March 28, 2014

The More That You Read, The More Things You Will Know ...

It's started everyone!!!! I can't wait to get my crop on this weekend with the wonderful gals over at Scrapbook Nerd!! I'm so excited about this crop because it's themed after one of my absolute favourite authors: Dr. Seuss!! I LOVE his books and so do my boys! 

That's what my challenge for the crop is based on...reading...we love to read in our house and I am big on sharing our love of reading early early early in our boys lives! My challenge to you is to scrap about your favourite book, your kids favourite books, pictures of you reading, or your kids reading! 

This is the layout I made about Caleb "reading" (he can't read yet) to Linden. 

I decided to play along with Elle's Studio for this layout too and I used their fabulous sketch!

I really hope you join us this weekend for our Dr. Seuss crop!! It's going to be so much fun, with prizes to be won and inspiration by the tonne!! (Did you see what I did there?! With the Seussical rhyme?! hehe)

Pop over to Scrapbook Nerd now and if you haven't already, register in the forum to see the rest of the Nerd's challenges and play along!
Can't wait to see you there!!


Monday, March 24, 2014

Playing with Fancy Pants

Good Morning Bloggers!! 

I wanted to pop in to show you the projects I created this month with the goodies the fabulous ladies over at Scrapbook Nerd gave me to play with. 

This month they gave me the Fancy Pants collection "Collecting Moments". I really love the vintage vibe of this collection. They have some really fun retro embellishments!

I've been really into 8.5x11 layouts lately. I love how quickly they come together. I knew that these photos of Ethan would be perfect for this paper and I was right! Love how they go together :)

My second layout is also of Ethan. This picture was taken when we went on a sleigh ride this winter. I just love how it shows off his freckles...they're my favourite!  I am totally in love with the Amy Tangerine Phrase Thickers! I think I might need to get another pack of them! They're almost gone!

This was another photo from our sleigh ride. This picture of Kieran just makes me melt! I love that kid so much! 

I also put together a couple cards with this collection. I love the frames and die cut pieces! The flair pack is perfect for embellishments for cards too! 

I almost forgot! The Nerds are hosting another online crop starting this weekend! It's going to be a ton of fun because it's inspired by one of my favourite authors....DR. SEUSS!! There's going to be Seuss inspired challenges and games and lots of prizes to be won, so don't forget to stop over and register in the forum so you can play along! You're not going to want to miss this!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Scrap & Music Sketch #24

Hola Bloggers!!
 I wanted to pop in today and share Sketch #24 from Scrap & Music! Sadly, it's my last reveal for Scrap & Music. I've had a lot of fun being a part of their design team, but I'm finding 4 kids and 3 design teams is just too much!! lol So, I didn't reapply for the next term on the team. I can't wait to see who is on the new DT though! They're such a talented group of ladies!!

Ok, onto the sketch!

Isn't it a fab sketch?! The song we're playing with this time is Jack Johnson's Better Together. Love this song!

Here's my layout that I made for the reveal: I'm really loving the Crate Paper Boy's Rule line and most of this layout is made with this line. 

I hope you play along with us! Be sure to stop by the Scrap & Music blog for some SERIOUS inspiration!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me some love!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Teeny Gamer

 Hey bloggers! I got a little time to play last night and I couldn't wait to play with the fabulous new Crate Paper line, Boys Rule! It's a huuuge favourite of mine, and one I know I can use over and over again!! I also wanted to play along with the Creative Scrappers Sketch #264:

 This sketch is so fun and funky, I had a blast playing around with it! I snapped this photo in January when I came into the living room and he had managed to open and turn on Ethan's DS and he was staring at it ever so intently! I thought it was such a cute picture because it totally looks like he's already into gaming! His Uncle Brian would be proud!! lol

I used the whole line of Boys Rule for this layout. The only things that aren't from Crate are the wood veneer triangles (SC), the washi (I wante to say it's MME, but I could be wrong!), the red and white enamel dot thingies (can't remember what they're called sorry!!), and the black gesso (Claudine Hellmuth).

I cut a square, and a rectangle out of my base paper and backed it with the star vellum paper. I am sooooo loving the printed vellum paper!!

 Well, I'm off for a walk with Ethan and Linden while the littles are in preschool!! 


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Spring Canvas (and a tutorial)

 Hi all my beautiful crafty peeps!! I hope you're having a fabulous weekend so far!! I am trying desperately to catch up on my housework, and failing miserably, so I thought I'd pop into my blog and show you a canvas I created for the Paper Bakery

I absolutely LOVE the Umbrella Rain Mixed Media Kit! It's so full of wonderful spring things, it's very refreshing when I'm dying for spring to be here!

I put up a tutorial on the Paper Bakery Blog for how I created this canvas, so be sure to stop by and check it out!

I am soooo looking forward to spring weather and I think it's pretty much here, but I think what I'm actually looking forward to is the muck and yuck to be somewhat dried up too...I am NOT liking all this mud coming into my house and attaching itself to my kids!! They like it though, so I guess it can stay for a while!!

Well, I'm off to finish the monumental job of cleaning my house! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Someone Like You

Good Morning Bloggers! 

It's that time again for another amazing sketch by Ana Castro at Scrap & Music! This time our song is Adele's "Someone Like You". You can check out the lyrics here.

This time I kinda played a bit with the lyrics...I added some then added some that weren' I'm not sure if that's allowed or not...but I did it ;) I'm kind of a rebel like that! haha!

I used the lyrics "Don't Forget"

But then I really wanted to add "these moments" in there too because it really captured what I wanted this layout to be about. The journaling starts with the title. It says "Don't Forget" the special bond you two have with each other. I pray this stays with you your whole lives." Ethan and Kieran have always had a very special bond and I love how they are with each other. This picture portrays that bond beautifully and I wanted to make sure to get it scrapped right away!

I absolutely LOVE the new Lemon Lush line from Studio Calico and I've been wanting to use it ever since I got my hands on it! I was very happy to get a chance to use it on this layout!

 I'm also finally getting some of that delicious Plus One collection!! I seriously want to squeal when I look at it! It is my ABSOLUTE favourite line yet! I love it!! I'm waiting on the rest of it to come in and I am getting impatient!! lol

I stayed pretty close to the sketch this time, but this sketch is so amazing, it does all the work for you! I do hope you play along with us this time! Be sure to stop by the Scrap & Music blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous creations!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Monday, March 3, 2014

New Sketch up at Paper Bakery!!

Good Morning my crafty peeps! There is a new sketch up at the Paper Bakery blog and you can win a 10 dollar store credit just for getting crafty with us!!

Isn't it a fun sketch?! 

Here's what I made with it:

I used my Paper Bakery Umbrella Rain Scrapbook kit for this layout. I love that wood veneer frame! It actually has a cute little laser cut bow on the left hand side of it, but I thought it was a little too girly for a layout of my son (even though I've used pink butterlies, flowers and hearts! lol I just thought the bow might just be putting it over the edge I guess!!) Not to worry, I just put one of the fabulous flair buttons over top of it (did I mention that this month's kit comes with a WHOLE PACK OF FLAIR?! Whaaaaaa?! I know right?! craziness!) and then the bow is gone! 

As someone who is kind of obsessed with butterflies, I was super excited to see this exclusive stencil in the scrapbook kit this month! I absolutely LOVE it!

I also used the exclusive cut files for March on this layout too! Loving those flowers!

Those cute epoxy hearts aren't from the kit, but they can be found at the shop.

The only other products that I used that weren't from my stash are the wood veneer hearts (studio calico).

I hope you join us and play along with this sketch! You have until March 15th to link it up on the blog!

Happy Scrapping!!