Sunday, May 25, 2014

Summer time sketch

hey everyone...
so I am still digging through all pictures to scrap about.. My baby and I went camping a lot when she was younger.  Here is a shot of us at the pool/splash pad in 2001


Another page for my daughters book to Cuba.
The bugs on the beach took some bites out of the girls and of course I need to scrapbook it!
I used my sewing machine and the little bugs with my cricut
The letters were also done with my cricut
Lovin those bugs!!
and challenges that inspired me:

YMCA fun

So I am trying this weekend to get a ton of pages done.  Yeah me!!!
Here is another page done - I think it was 7 pages... not as well as i would have liked but... ok :)

And the challenges that inspired me:

Love you baby girl

Hey everyone...
another LO inspired by challenges see them below
the feather stamp is from CTMH and i am loving it!
the photo is of my baby girl when she was only two...I am still going to journal... just not sure what I'll say yet
and some close ups... loving this embossed paper as well!!
challenges that inspired me:

The ones I love

Hey everyone...
I was able to get in some scrappy time and of course I was inspired by challenges listed below
The photo is of my mom who I lost when i was 18... I still miss her at 44
the title is from the song "just breath" Pearl Jam
and as promised the challenges that inspired me:

Monday, May 19, 2014

Japanese garden

Hey everyone...
so my page pic didn't turn out that well but I love this cricut cartridge that I have been using for the Japanese garden visit in Alberta - here is one of the pages with the pagoda cricut cartridge
and some close ups

Challenges that also inspired me: 

Travel the world

Oh my goodness... how did I ever survive before blogging...remember the old days when inspiration came from a magazine or from your head??  now... seriously there are so many challenges out there in bloggy land that this is all I need...thanks everyone!! Ok... the challenges that inspired this LO is listed below...
I am still working on my baby girl trip to Cuba
here are some close ups of the LO
and as promised the challenges that inspired me:
a bunch of challenges for National scrapbooking day but I don't remember them now

lmcb - embellish it

Hey everyone
Lasting memories had a new challenge up last Sunday "embellishments not normally used in scrapbooking" but I am a bit slow on getting my LO finished but I still wanted to do this challenge....  I have seen some people try to make their own enamel dot from pony beans and wanted to give it a go.    Here is my inspiration for you - using melted pony beads
And a close up of my melted pony beads
To make them melt I popped them into the over on parchment paper at 400 and watched.  I have heard some people complain about the smell but it wasn't strong at all 
Here is a close up of the two sides
And some more close ups of the melted pony beads

Challenges that inspired me:
Delightful sketches - hello sunshine
The squirrel and the fox - let's hear it for the girls

Sunday, May 18, 2014

PIO #20 Shabby Chic

Hey everyone!   Happy May 24 weekend!!!!   I am loving this beautiful long weekend weather.  Right now I am at a friends cottage, scrapping and enjoying some great company 

This week we have a new challenge at pile it on "Shabby Chic".  Now this is not my style but wow I have seen some beautiful pieces out there!!!  Hopefully you will join us!!  We are sponsored byPaper Sweeties ( A $20 GC woohoo. 

Here is my inspiration for you

LMCB - sketch

Hey everyone.  Lasting memories has a sketch challenge for you this week
Here is some inspiration from me
My photos are from 2010 at the Japanese garden in leithbridge Alberta 
It was so beautiful there!!!
And some close ups 
I hope you take some time this week to join us!

Other challenges that inspired me:
Charisma cardz- May flowers
Art impressions stamps - cute as a button
Bearlymine - flowers
A sprinkle of imagination -
Lia stampz -
Words to scrap by - bloom where you are planted
Sarah Hurley -atg
Sweet pea stamps -
Paula holfield crafts -

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Hey everyone
I am spending this lovely long weekend at a friends cottage scrapping and enjoying great company
Here is  the second page I made for a challenge.  I used the pagoda cart
And the challenges that inspired me:
Tuesday throw down - spring blossom
Fantabulous cricut - mom
Little scrap pieces- atg -
Creative scrapers Sketch -

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sketch n die

Hey everyone... so I thought that I had this ready for posting... arghhh guess what nope!!  sometimes I wonder where my brain is at???  oh well... here is the great sketch for the challenge at sketch and die
and my inspiration for you ...

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Embossing inking

Hey everyone
So I received an email every week from split oast stampers with new techniques and ideas. This week it was using your embossing folder to do an imprint I really love how it turned out!! Plus I did both sides of the folder so I also have the other print to use for another card!! 
And a close up
And of course the challenges that inspired me:
Sorry for the long links I use an app for blogger on my iPad 

Hiding in my craftroom - scraps-
Marks finest- use a punch -
Simon says -spring flowers-
Deep ocean -distressing
Sweet stamps- Mother's Day
Craft spot- Mother's Day or spring -
Crafty bloggers network- Pink with ribbon -
Exploring cricut - Mother's Day -
Bearly mine - Flowers-
Sketch and stash - sketch

Thursday, May 8, 2014

CTMH Brae-er Group Hop!!

Welcome to the CTMH Brae-er Group Hop!!
To celebrate National Scrapbooking Month we are having a scapbooking only blog hop!! 

and of course my inspiration for you.... 
loving the national scrapbooking month paper collection!! 

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here is some close ups...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sunday, May 4, 2014

NSD - challenges

hey everyone...

another Lo for me...
and some close ups
yes... my brother needed a hair cut! 
loved using my paper crinkler on this page
and challenges that I would like to enter this Lo into: