First sketch of the New Year…

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Happy New Year everyone!! Welcome to 2015!!!

Sketch #105 is up over at Let’s Capture Our Memories and we were asked to create a layout that was about resolutions, celebrations, or reflections – whatever the New Year meant to us.

Well, I’m really looking forward to this year because after about 3 years of struggling financially due to first my husband’s open heart surgery and then an illness that almost took his life, we are finally back on track and my husband is feeling great!!  It was a long hard road, but we made it!!

Here’s the sketch we were asked to use.  It’s by the super talented Isabelle Perreault Doucette – the owner of Let’s Capture Our Memories.

#105 - Dec. 28, 2014 - New Year

And here’s my interpretation:

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The papers I used are Basic Grey and I purchased them in the LCOM store.  The wooden veneer word is Heidi Swapp and the letters are a mix of Bella Blvd. and Jillibean Soup.

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The die cut flowers are from the Fancy Pants “True Friend” collection and the wooden stars are from Creative Embellishments. Oh, and I added a little sticker clock from October Afternoon from one of their older collections – “Milk Money”.

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So head on over to see what the rest of the design team came up with and then make sure you play along! There is a $10 gift certificate up for grabs that you can use in the store!

Happy scrapping!

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A look back at 2014…

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Hello everyone and Happy New Year!!!

I thought I would take some time today and reflect on all the projects I created last year.

I went through them all and selected 14 of my most favourite of 2014!

Here they are:

I’m hoping to get some scrappy time in today.  I haven’t really scrapped for about a week and I’m feeling a little antsy!! ;-)

I hope your 2015 is super creative!!

Happy Scrapping!

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“Making it Merry” at Paper Issues…

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Hello there!

Today I’m sharing with you a layout I created to link up over at Paper Issues for their current linky party!!

The theme is “Making it Merry” and their sponsor is Gossamer Blue!  I bought a whole bunch of Gossamer Blue product a while back from the Paper Issues store and just fell in LOVE with the company!

And since I always seem to enter layouts I’ve already created, this time I wanted to create a new one!

I came across this adorable picture of my son and decided I would scrapbook it using my new Fancy Pants “Oh Deer” papers and embellishments I also bought from the Paper Issues store!! :-D

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I used letters from Bella Blvd. AND Jillibean Soup so the colour was a little different. So to hide the fact that the colour didn’t match, I added Stickles to the letters so you couldn’t tell!

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I fussy cut out the ornaments and added them to the top of the layout popping one up for dimension.

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The other products I used on this layout are enamel dots from Gossamer Blue and my Epiphany Crafts Chevron tool.

So head on over to Paper Issues and check out what the criteria is for this party.  You can submit layouts that you’ve already created OR create something new!!

Remember, you can’t win the awesome Gossamer Blue prize if you don’t play along!!

Happy scrapping!

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Merry Christmas to me…

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Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a great Christmas!!

My husband really surprised me and got me the BEST present ever!!! A LIGHT BOX!!

I was getting very frustrated at times trying to find somewhere in the house where I could take pictures of my layouts where the light would be evenly distributed…if there even was any light at all!  Now I don’t have to worry!

I retook pictures of some layouts where the light was obviously NOT evenly distributed to make some comparisons and I’m really happy with the results!

The photo on the left is without the light box.  Notice how the picture is brighter in the top right hand corner than the rest of the photo?  And you can see glare on the round embellishments.  The photo on the right is WITH the light box and you’ll notice the even light and no glare!

Here is another example:

Again the photo on the left is without the light box and the photo on the right is WITH the light box.  The photo taken WITH the light box is so much better.  The light is even and the colours are more true.

Needless to say, I’m thrilled with my new toy!!

Well I’m off to do some scrapbooking.  I have some assignments due and some challenges to enter!!  Hope you’re getting you’re creative on today too!!

Happy scrapping!

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A sketch challenge over at LCOM…

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Good morning everyone!

There’s a new sketch challenge over at Let’s Capture Our Memories.

We were supposed to create a Christmas layout to inspire you the week before Christmas, but I think I missed that email!! LOL!! My layout is anything BUT Christmas!! At least I used green and most of the patterned paper is from Bella Blvd.‘s “Christmas Cheer” collection!!

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I used some pretty big letters for my title and I didn’t have a lot of room, so I overlapped the “a” onto the “m” so that it would fit!

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The cute bear sticker is from an older Echo Park collection.

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So head on over to the blog and check out what the rest of the design team came up with!! Their layouts are much more Christmasy!! LOL!

Then make sure you play along! You can win a gift certificate to the LCOM store!!

Happy scrapping!

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Playing with Bella…

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Hi there! How is everyone’s day going? This is the last day of school before my son is home for 2 weeks for Christmas holidays so I’m sitting in silence, enjoying my coffee and eating some yummy goodies I picked up from a local bakery yesterday.

For the last few days I’ve been working on design team projects but actually got a chance to create a few NON design team projects.  This doesn’t happen too often so it’s nice when it does!!

Both my son and husband dressed up as Zombies this past Halloween and I got a great picture of them before they headed out.  Bella Blvd.’s “Halloween Magic” collection was just perfect for the picture.

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I’m in love with the skull and crossbones papers and the chipboard Frankenstein!!

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I even incorporated a few pieces of scrap papers from Bella’s “Sprinkles” collection and “Christmas Cheer” collection.

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And at the top of the page, I popped up a fussy cut skull and crossbones for some added dimension.

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On another note, I was thrilled to see I was featured in the Fan Feature Friday over at Paper Issues again!!

I have been featured quite a few times now since I’ve started hanging out on their blog and am quite flattered they have noticed my work.  It really is a great place to go for inspiration and challenges and I highly recommend them!! The girls who run it are super sweet and they carry great stuff in their store!

So if you haven’t had a chance yet to check them out yet, why don’t you head over now and get inspired???

Happy scrapping!

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It’s Winter over at Epiphany Crafts…

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Hello everyone!

I hope you’re having a great day!!

I’m up on the Epiphany Crafts blog today so why don’t you head on over and check out my fun, wintery layout?

Since I had no current winter photos due to the lack of snow where I live, I found some darling photos of my son’s first winter and scrapbooked those!

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One of the ways I used my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25, was to make the letter “O” for the word “Rosy”!

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To find out how you can make your own customized embellishments (and get your hands on some cool tools), head over to the blog today!

Happy scrapping!

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Products used on this layout:

  • patterned paper/stickers/letters/chipboard – Bella Blvd. – Christmas Cheer collection
  • tools – Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 15 and Round 14
  • adhesive – Tombow MONO Multi
  • pen – white gel pen