Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Christmas in July

Seeing everyone's challenges and blog posts I was inspired to do my own layout celebrating Christmas.  This photo was one that I was saving for "the right layout" and I think I've found it here.  I'm really pleased with the outcome of this layout and hope you too enjoy it.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Over The Moon For You

Here is another layout that was designed for my friends baby.  Yes, the baby is now two months old, and yes, I'm still plugging away at this album....hope you enjoy!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Looking Back

I decided to do something a little different with two layouts I just completed.  I chose photos of the past and present and put them together.  It was a lot of fun to create and live those memories again.  I hope you enjoy!

This page that I created features me....which in itself is a rare occurance.  When I was eight I saved all the money I could to buy this talking doll Cricket.  I loved her like a best friend and took very good care of her.  As I got older I kept her to pass on to my daughters but ended up having two sons so I decided to sell her at a yard sale we were hosting.  The cutest little girl saw her and it was love at first sight.  I knew she was the one to love my Cricket doll the way I had.  Little did I know the day I sold her that a new Cricut would come into my life that I loved every bit as much!!!

This layout features a father and son duo.  The baby on the left is my little brother enjoying his first birthday cake.  He's the only sibling that I have and is five years younger than I am so I remember this birthday pretty well.  Two years ago my little brother made me an Auntie (which is one of my favourite titles!) and the baby on the right is my sweet nephew enjoying his first birthday.  I love that I have these two photos and could put them together in this layout!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Thinking of You Card

Here's a card that I lifted from a fellow scrapper on http://www.scrapbook.com/ - moniqueb1972 was her user name.  Anyhow, this is my attempt at the card which pales in comparison to hers but I'm happy with it all the same!  I'm loving the handmade embellishments that I've been making lately!

I'm going to give this to my Aunt who just had knee replacement surgery so I'm hoping this cheers her up a little!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Birthday Card

This is a big week at my house.  My youngest son turns 10 tomorrow and my oldest son turns 13 on Friday.  I just can't seem to comprehend where the last 13 years have gone too.....it sure does fly by!

Here is the card that I made for their birthday (I made two the same).  It has a slide out message on the right side of the card where you pull the ribbon out....it is also the required colours for a challenge I am participating in so I'll be submitting it!

I should mention that I found this card in the Scrapbooks Etc. magazine Aug 2011 issue....I varied it slightly but basically the same concept.  I'm new to card making and not too sure how I feel about it yet....my heart is definitely in my scrapbook pages.......

I hope you enjoy and may you have a fantastic week!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Another layout using flowers for boys

I'm struggling with the use of flowers on boys pages but considering that I have two sons and one nephew I thought I should work on how I can incorporate flowers on their pages.  The first one I did of Nathan on the gyroscope seems a bit "girly" to me and most of the ladies on Scrapbook.com seem to agree.  Here is my next attempt.  Do you think it works for a boy page???

Friday, July 1, 2011

Craft Nook Challenge #3

For those of you following along, yes, I missed challenge #2 but I was away in Ottawa.  For this challenge the ladies of the Craft Nook wanted us to use teal, yellow, orange and white plus we had to use a border punch.  Here's what I came up with.......

Now, as you may notice these pictures are of my nine year old son so I hope he gets over all the flowers and pink on his page! 

I used a HUGE assortment of techniques and mediums....I have ribbon, buttons, felt and chipboard....paint, ink and UTEE.  I used two different border punches - the ribbon threader along the bottom and the one on the bottom of the picture mat to the right.  I did some accordian paper folding for the flower base on the bottom left and some spirelli (not sure how to spell this one!) for the flower on the top right.

I also did something that I RARELY do.  I glued down my elements as I went along.......I just kept building until I thought it was complete.