Friday, 22 July 2016

you're always there for me | #tgifc65


ohhhh, just can't get enough of the Lots of Love stamp set from Stampin' Up!

I mean, really? How cute is that unlikely pair: an elephant & a mouse.

This week the TGIF Challenge Blog Design team is bringing you a "cut it up" challenge.  This means using die cuts or cutting out images.  


Again, I watercoloured the elephant and mouse using my aqua painters and the Stampin' Write markers.  If you look closely you can see that the elephant is two toned.  I coloured the whole elephant sky blue initially then I used the heat gun to dry it.  Over top of the blue, I coloured patches of smoky sky.  This gave it a two toned look.

Give it up for the heat gun!! :)


Happy Friday!
Cathy

Friday, 15 July 2016

Hello Summer Project Life | #tgifc64


It's time to celebrate Summer!
It's hard to believe but Summer has only just arrived in Newfoundland, Canada.  People are wearing shorts today and its only 19 degrees Celsius!

Make sure to play along with the TGIF theme challenge this week!

Cathy


Thursday, 14 July 2016

Foxy Friends | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine


Life went a little topsy turvy and I am not in my craft room as much as I'd like.

A couple weeks ago I was featured in the Creative Scrapbooker blog giving you a peek into a couple projects you can make using the Foxy Friends bundle by Stampin' Up!



Make sure to drop by their blog to check it out!

Cathy



Saturday, 2 July 2016

Every Summer Has a Story | Simple Scrapper


These pictures bring back memories from a year ago.

As many of you know, I scrapbook chronologically using both pocket pages and traditional layouts.  To make it work, I pick out what I want to scrapbook traditionally. After that, any pictures that are left must go in pocket pages. Usually that means, they will be placed in a "month in review" page such as the one above.

To understand more about my process, check out this post on Simple Scrapper.

There's no theme. No rhyme or reason to any of this. I am jumping brands and supplies.  With that said, I am known to try my best to use what's on my desk rather than move to get something else.

Do you have any tricks like mine? I'd love to here your tips!

Note: In order to get access to the sketch and story starters used to create this sketch, you must be a member of the Simple Scrapper community led by Jennifer Wilson.  I can assure you its worth it. Contact me if you would like more information!

Cathy

The Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper provides skills and shortcuts to help you simplify and find more meaning in your memory keeping. 

Friday, 1 July 2016

thank you, friend | #tgifc62


It's a whirlwind.

I can hardly keep up.

Life has been up and down.  I haven't had much me time to create.  But I managed to make a quick card from one of the new Hostess stamp sets by Stampin' Up! for the TGIF challenge this week.  This 3"x3" card is watercolored and simple... Just my style.


Happy Canada Day!
Happy Fourth of July... which happens to be my Jane's 6th birthday!

Enjoy the summer holidays!
Cathy

Friday, 24 June 2016

Weather Together | #tgifc61


Hi everyone!

So glad you dropped by because this is one of my favourite monthly challenges at TGIF Challenge Blog.  I love being inspired by others and its nice to 'force' each other to do that.


This month I am inspired by a challenged named Jen Guarino on #tgifc59.  I loved how she entered the sketch challenge - this time, I did the same!

Weather Together is such a beautiful set.  The font is lovely and the hand drawn images are lovely.


I've been so busy that I haven't had much time to create or play with my new product since my unboxing. Using the new product felt so nice - I can't wait to get back to it.  But it will have to wait until this mini vacation is over.

Until then, play along with us! Did we inspire you this month?
Cathy


Thursday, 23 June 2016

You Rock | Fancy Friday


It's a theme.

An 80s theme.

Ouch.


I really thought the 80s theme this month would be quite easy.  Being born in 1981, it wasn't completely out of my jurisdiction.  Words like "welcome to the jungle", slouchy socks, Hangin' Tough, purple eyeshadows, etc - I also saw triangles and lightning bolts.

But guess what?

I couldn't turn that inspiration into anything at all.  All I saw was this photo taken eight years ago at an Eighties party that I hosted.  My sister is wearing a dress, that I pretty much adore... but I am wearing.. well.. something awful.


Moving on from that terrible photo.


I pictured colour blocking with some triangles.  While, I played with a card, I played around making a tag.  This is something I tend to do a lot.  I use my scraps as I go.


I still don't like these projects too much but I think its because a) the 80s style just isn't fitting with my clean style lately and b) black and pink is too loud for me.


Now don't forget that you have until the end of the month to win the Watercolour Wishes card kit at the Creative Scrapbooker blog - so check that out ASAP!


Now - go check out Connie.  She will blow your mind!! (Maybe she has lightning bolts?)


PS. You Rock.