Monday, August 30, 2010

A Perfect Match

It's time again for another great Sketchabilities sketch. Check out the blog for amazing inspiration.

Here's the sketch:

Here's my take:

Studio Calico's kit

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Just poppin' in quickly with a little update. I need to get back outside to enjoy this weather!

Basic Grey's "Oliver" & Kraft cardstock

Completed for Scrap Dare #4

Saturday Night

So, tonight is one of the few nights that's absolutely gorgeous - and I'm spending it inside blogging. What gives? The weekend is calling for cool, rainy weather, so I really should be basking in the sun. Oh well, next summer.. right?! ;P So, while we're on the topic of weekends and Saturday nights, what do you have planned for this weekend?

And here's just another random layout. Enjoy!

This page was done for the current "Favorite Day" challenge over at the "These Are a Few of My Favorite Things" blog =)

My Mind's Eye "So Sophie", Pink Paislee ribbon, Jenni Bowling butterflies, Basic Grey bling and Cosmo Cricket alphas

Monday, August 23, 2010

SOS - August Challenge

This month's challenge over at Scrap Our Stash is to use flowers on your page. I love adding flowers on to my layouts, and lately I have been making a lot of them. They're definitely easy and cheaper than going out and purchasing some. Here's my layout and to make the flower I just used 2 circle punches (different sizes) and a brad (or in my case, an American Crafts button). For the base of the flower I used a 2.5" punch and for the petals I used a 2 1/8" punch.

And, here's a close-up of the flower:

Basic Grey's "Olivia" patterned papers, Prima pearls & American Crafts Thickers

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Escape to a Pizzeria

I decided to stay home this weekend instead of going to the lake. The weather has been pretty crappy this summer, so I was hoping that I wouldn't be missing out on chilling in the boat and instead I'd be able to get things done around the house (which includes scrapping, of course!). Ever since I began working full time, I feel like I have zero time for myself. How you working mothers do it is beyond me!

This layout was created using the sketch at MPTH

Making Memories "Panorama", Bazzill Cardstock and American Crafts Thickers

Saturday, August 21, 2010

On Vacation

If you have visited my blog more than a couple of times, you've probably noticed that I love to use sketches. Heck, I'm even on a great sketch design team. I just find that sketches get the juices flowing, especially when you're not feeling very creative. Here's a layout that I completed for the Sketchy Thursdays GDT sketch for September. Wish me luck, and feel free to head to the website to vote for me =)

Echo Park's "Sweet Summertime", American Crafts "Delight" Thickers and Bazzill Cardstock

Friday, August 20, 2010

Yay, I've been featured!

First, I get news that I'm being published in the Decemeber issue of "Canadian Scrapbooker", and now I'm being featured on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog. The layout they chose was this one of my little man, Brodie.

I definitely feel honored, and I cannot wait to see what comes next!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Imaginisce Sketch

First off, I want to say how much I absolutely love the B-Day Bash collection from Imaginisce. It's so fun and the embellies are to die for! Also, I incorporated the August sketch that's on the Imaginisce blog. The sketch was created by the uber amazing Sarah de Guzman. I seriously visit her blog daily for inspiration, funny stories and adorable photos of her pups.

Imaginisce's "B-Day Bash" collection, American Crafts Thickers and Bazzill cardstock

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sketchabilities - Sketch # 22

It's that time again! Sketch # 22 was released over at the Sketchabilities blog, and here it is:

And here's my interpretation:

If you're in a bit of a creative slump, using a sketch is a great way to get those juices flowing, so come and play along!

October Afternoon and Bella Blvd

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Love Blooms

It's been super rainy and overcast here, so I haven't been able to get any photos of my layouts. It's a bit of a PITA (I wish I had a scanner I could figure out, LOL), but it'll do for now. One day I'll buy a good scanner (any recommendations?)!

Basic Grey's "Olivia" patterned papers, Nikki Sivils brads, American Crafts Thickers, American Crafts "Dear Lizzy" rose ribbon and Bazzill cardstock

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Life's a Beach

I'm finally scrapping some recent summer pictures. And by recent, I mean from a little over a month ago. But, I don't think it gets more recent than that for me! These photos are from our family reunion. It's nice to finally have photos of my little cousins to scrap, because I've been itchin' to use all the cute papers!

This page was created using this month's Page Maps sketch.

Studio Calico's July kit, Bella Blvd chipboard and paper and stickers from Crate Paper