Sunday, 13 November 2016

Feeling Christmas-y!

Its a cool rainy November day - which is better then a cold snowy day in November for Edmonton!
Sean is away travelling with David so I stayed in my Studio all day and played with scrappy stuff.

Here are the two sets of photos that came off the "Pile to Scrap" today :)

As a member of Mercy Tiaras 27daychallenge page on Facebook I try to make time to play along. Here is my layout for her November challenge,
2 photos, layout must have texture, 
use the color purple and showcase something funny or silly. 
A little tough to use purple in a Christmas layout but I did have an old Basic Grey collection called "Eskimo Kisses" and some Karen Foster Paper that included a deep purple in my stash.

This morning I had also been working on our company 
2017 Calendar & this years Christmas card photo selections. 
We had so much fun with AMS "Elf on the Shelf" Holly Day last Christmas that I had to do a layout with two of my favourite photos that I posted during her adventures with our staff last December. 
Sean had to fly to Inuvik for a couple days so he took her with him! 
Here are two of his photos,
one will be used for our company Christmas Card and the other for the month of December.

This layout was inspired by the November Sketch Challenge at Stuck Sketches

Hope you are getting some scrappy time this weekend!

Thursday, 20 October 2016

One Sketch - Two Layouts!

Love Laura's sketches this month at Stuck Sketches
Here are my layouts with the Oct 15th Sketch Challenge that she posted.
I love how they both turned out!

Friday, 14 October 2016

July Memories in October

It feels like we skipped Fall and moved from Summer to early Winter! It also feels like the perfect time to work with those Summer photos while the details are still fresh so that I don't struggle with the journaling. Here are a couple that I have finished of late...

I used the October 1 Stuck?! Sketches  challenge for this layout. 
At first I thought I would struggle with the sketch but I am so pleased with how it turned out!

I did struggle at first with this layout.
I really wanted to use the drink coasters that I saved
from our visit to the Brewery Restaurant. 
After walking away from it a couple nights
it eventually came together and I am also
pleased with the finished layout. A Fun Memory!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

FB Love Your Spouse Challenge

Last weekend one of my Hockey Mom friends challenged me on Facebook to do the "Love Your Spouse" Challenge. I managed to post 3 of the 7 challenge photos but then my work week went into overdrive. Glad that work week is behind me! I'm very proud of the work that was done by our team despite the very very long hours that were put in! Sean decided to help me out and did post one photo of us for me (he is still a hopeless romantic every once in awhile)... so I was short 3 photos for the challenge. This weekend I cocooned in the Studio on Saturday night and all day Sunday... 
I made 2 layouts with the FB challenge in mind!

The first layout came together quickly, the Stuck Sketches September 1 challenge with some very old paper collections from Fancy Pants and Basic Grey. 

This layout has been laying on the pile to scrap for way too long!
So glad to get this one finished :)

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

A weekend working with sketches!

I'm trying to keep up with the Creative Scrapbooker Monthly Sketchy Challenge but there doesn't seem to be any crafting hours in my days of late! 
Since I had the house to myself this weekend I was able to cocoon a little in the studio...

Here is a couple of the layouts that I completed!

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Yesterday as I was packing up my layouts that were chosen for the Winter Issue of Creative Scrapbooker, 
I decided to send Jackie and her team at CS a note of thanks.
This week Jackie has been posting a few videos with sneak peeks of all the layouts she is receiving for the Winter Issue..
I thought it might be fun to send her something she wasn't expecting besides my layouts!
I decided to make a photocopy of each of my layouts, cards and published photos starting with the Winter 2011 Issue.
As I poured over 5 years of CS issues I realized how fortunate I have been to have a little part in each of these magazines.
 I spent the entire evening flipping thru those issues, looking at all the little flags and post it notes that I still have on many pages and it really inspired me to spend the next few nights in the studio! 
Jackie, you also inspired me to do my own little sneak peek video and this is my first video ever on my blog!

Sunday, 5 June 2016

More Sketches and some Inspiration from Mercy Tiara!

This weekend I managed to enjoy quite a bit of Studio time, I managed to get 3 layouts done!

The first was this month's Creative Scrapbooker's June Sketchy Challenge
I have had these photos sitting on the "Pile to Scrap" along with the event tickets and the Silent Auction Brochure from the event. I turned the sketch so that the 3 photos were running across the lower half of the page in stead of vertically. Again this was a layout that really didn't require many embellishments.

Next I was inspired to use the June 2016 sketch on Creative Scrappers Blog
I started with placing the photos and tickets on the text patterned paper, then decided to include some Mixed media, the photos ended up in a different spot and the layout ended up being on an angle.
I was very pleased with this layout!

The last Layout was really inspired by a “Start Small” prompt from Find Your Mojo With Mercy Tiara, which is a series of You Tube videos over on the Scrapbook and Cards Today channel. 
She also has a Facebook Group that inspires me everyday! 
This month's FB Group Challenge is to "Express Yourself", scrapbook a photo of yourself and journal about your own thoughts and feelings rather than an event. 
So with both of those in mind I made this layout.