Sunday 29 March 2015

November 2014 Project Life | A Monthly Review

I am back with my Project Life monthly review pages.  This layout was made easy. I loved the boldness of the November title car.  I am not sure where the card came from but I am guessing it came from a Studio Calico Project Life kit that I snagged in their grab bag sales.  

I have been just loving yellow lately and so it was exactly what I was looking for.

I love the pictures of this layout because it really does show the everyday and yet some of the highlights of the month.  I used some flare and some foam stickers from the Freckeld Fawn Oh Deer Me embellishment kits; however, I used some label stickers behind them to really give them some "power".

You'll notice the left hand picture is of my family of 4 eating supper.  It was taken using my self timer.  This is something I want to do more.  It reminds how my son is always standing while he eats at this age... it also looks like he doing farting noises on his arm, which is completely normal at my house.

Because the photos didn't need any journalling, I didn't feel forced to do so.

The backside of this layout is documenting my son's birthday and showcasing how winter is starting.

The bottom right hand picture is just a different angle that I tried that day.  I love how it turned it.  I added a transparency over top the picture.

That's it for now!
Happy "Project Life-ing"


Saturday 28 March 2015

October 2014 Scrapbook | A Calendar Start

I am lucky to have a local scrapbooking store named The Paperie that puts off amazing classes by uber talented people.  One of those classes is put off by the amazing Sara Case-Strickland find her at

I took her yearlong class where by she gave out a blank calendar every month - we were free to be wild with it.  In my 2014 albums, I always start with the calendar page and also include some of my children's artwork on the opposite page.

This month I decided to do some journalling in each of the boxes because it really was a busy month!

If you're interested in seeing more of what I did with the blank calendar, pop me a note!

Have a great day!

Friday 27 March 2015

October 2014 Project Life | A Monthly Review

Things are changing around here.
I hope you welcome the fresh change.

I am going to start sharing some of my scrapbook pages so that I can help some of you out there that may be struggling to document in a chronological way.

Chronological scrapbooking is difficult and can really get discouraging because you never feel like you are "caught up".
Well, I am completely over the fact that I will never be caught.  Sometimes I do a current picture and other times I do an old picture.  Then I just pop the layout in the appropriate album. 
But that's a whole other dicussion.

For today, I want to show you my October 2014 Project Life style "monthly review". This means that I start each month of the year with at least one Project life style layout double sided.  These are the pictures that I won't do in a traditional layout.

It helps ease my mind that I don't have to scrapbook everything.  And also ensures that no story will be missed. Also, its easy. Or at least can be easy if you want it too.

I mixed pictures with and without borders.  I loved using the Simple Stories die cut arrows from their most recent Halloween collection.  There's also some flair from Freckled Fawn. Everything else is a mystery!

The journalling is not my favorite part because I don't love my handwriting every day.  However, its the most important part.  So it is what it is.

This layout does have a "flip flap" that shows a small vacation I went on to visit my friend Rhea! She's awesome so make sure you visit her on her blog ReAson.

Hope you enjoyed the layouts!
I'll be back soon to post more layouts that I've done recently.


Thursday 26 March 2015

You are my Superhero | Fancy Friday Masculine Cards

Yeah Fancy Friday!
This month, us past Stampin' Up! Artisans are featuring masculine cards. And we have a fun guest blogger whom we like to call KVD so make sure you go through the whole hop.

This kid seemed pretty impressed.
I thought I was clever too by stamping the black cityscape from the "Calling All Heroes" stamp set onto yellow cardstock... to give the effect of yellow windows.

But really I would have been smarter if I stamped it on whisper white paper and then colored in those windows.  It took several attempts.

Now you know how to be smarter.

So I made another one.

I never reinvented the wheel here.
I've seen ties, bowties, and tuxedos on plenty of Father's Day cards in the past.
But I felt like this one came out super classy and cool.
Just like Dad.

I truly love that you have dropped by.
I am going to be giving away some blog candy.
The Gift Card Framelit!
But you are going to have to work for it.
You have to leave a comment telling me what inspires you to create.

oh. me. right.
well, what inspires me to create is simple.
as soon as something sad or cool or "did my kid really do that" moment or whenever I get that "I am happy" feeling in my belly... I want to write it down and document it. I am not a writer and I don't want to be.  I don't want to be a photographer.  So what happened is scrapbooking. And memory keeping. And making pretty things. Which morphs into everything else.

Pretty things.
I just love pretty things.
Fancy things.

Cindy is always making incredibly fancy things.
I can't wait to see to what she has made! Keep hopping!

There's still time to join up for my Project Life by Mail PDF kit for April!!!  
Click below for all the details!

Wednesday 25 March 2015

My Paper Pumpkin: Folds, Punches & Fun - Project #3

I've been playing with the February My Paper Pumpkin kit and I kept holding it like an accordion.  My kids just had a little Easter shoot and I thought how nice would a little "photo wallet" be? I decided to stamp the background using the stamps from the kit.  

As you can tell I wasn't picky with how great of a stamper I was.
You shouldn't be picky either..
just sayin'.

I also pulled out some of the sentiments from previous kits.  I store all my MPP stamps in a basket so they are easy to grab. The sentiments worked perfect here.

And that's it!
Only problem is, once I was done I decided that I would rather keep this cute photo collage on my mantle.  Too bad relatives... its all mine!

This project was created for the My Paper Pumpkin Challenge blog! 
There's still time to join in the fun!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday 24 March 2015

Canadian Scrapbooker cover... Spring Edition!

In my absence from blogging, I've neglected to tell you a wee little secret I had!
Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine used my layout as their cover for their Spring edition! You can get this online or any local grocery store in Canada!

If you are wondering who the angel is, its not either of my babies but rather another gorgeous little one whose photograph was selected for the cover.  

When I had the photo in hand, the title came immediately.  From there I wanted to keep the layout soft and coordinate with the tones of the photos.  There's slight mixed media elements with some modelling paste and misting.  Just enough to keep it "light".

Make sure that you are following along with Canadian Scrapbooker on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and their blog!  I post there on the first Monday of every month.

Have a fabulous day!

Monday 23 March 2015

Hello?!? Anybody Home? And a little bit of My Paper Pumpkin

I haven't been a very good blogger.

And that's because I decided to crawl in a hole until all of our snow disappeared.

Wouldn't you?

There's no more room to put the snow.

I now just run it over with my car... usually not a good idea but I have a Jeep for a reason, right??

It's icy. It's rainy and cold with no Spring in sight.

Oh... and well, life happened.

I have lots of things to share with you so I'll do my best to get you up to speed.

First, I want to show you some of the lovely My Paper Pumpkin projects that I've been doing for the My Paper Pumpkin Challenge Blog.  This month the challenge is Fun Folds...
...and I've been playing with the stamps from the February kit and an envelope from a kit from sometime in the Fall of last year.

And here's another project I did with the February kit by cutting up the box! I just love those "watercolour" inspired shapes!

There's still lots of time to play along so join in the fun by the end of the month.

Have a great day and talk really soon.

Really soon.