Yep, we moved again! That makes 27 moves for me in my 37 years of life - perhaps I should open my own moving company now I'm sure my experience now qualifies me for professional status.
I made the decision to start up a before and after school dayhome so we needed some more space, thus the move.
We've been in the new place (same neighbourhood, only 4 blocks closer to the school) for almost two weeks now and still wading thru boxes. I know it's a process but I am really sick of moving boxes! And at the rate we are going with unpacking in between kids activities and work . . . we should be unpacked by Christmas . . . maybe!
Anyhow, I will be back posting again soon - got me a scrap room again so I have found time to make a few things ;-)
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
I don't often do home decor with paper crafts, but when I saw this wooden wall hanging by Adorn It arrive in the store I KNEW I had to do a class with it! Well this past Friday was the class, and this is what we all created:
We used Bo Bunny's Somewhere In Time paper, I just love the blues, browns and gold tones together!
Thank you to all the lovely ladies who joined me for this class, it was a real blast crafting with you!! You are all super talented :-)
One of the flowers we used to decorate this wall hanging is a handmade one, and my favourite to make. Here is a quick little photo tutorial on how to make them:
Choose two to three different sized circle or scallop circle punches.
Using your pattern paper scraps punch two or three different sized circles - all the same pattern or different, does not matter.
Mist the three circles with a bit of water so they are damp but not wet.
The water makes the paper more malleable, and you are going to crumple each circle, separately, into a ball.
Then flatten them out.
Stack them as desired, pierce a hole in the center and secure with a brad.
Lift and crumple each separate layer into the center . . .
so you end up with a "bud" like so . . .
then carefully pull down each layer and shape as desired.
Ink up the edges for a distressed, more dimensional look.
As the paper dries the flower hardens and keeps it's shape.
Ta da! That's it, easy, peasey!
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Last weekend I did another multi-layout class at Scrap Addicts, and it was another great day of scrapping! This class is a big hit because it allows each scrapper to choose their own papers to work with. I love seeing how different each layout looks just with different papers - very inspiring! Looks like this will be a regular class at Scrap Addicts too, so if you are local be sure to join us!
Last Scrap-A-Pack class was 10 single layouts using 10 random sketches I liked off Pinterest. This time we did five double page layouts using Scrapbook Generations Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 6&8. Each book has 30 double page sketches in it - love these books! Check out Scrap Addicts online store to get a copy.
I used Simple Stories "Hello Summer" collection for my pages - LOVE the bright colours and woodgrain mix! Here are my layouts:
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the last bit of summer and make some great memories!
Monday, August 18, 2014
Just finished the Canadian Scrapbookers August 2014 Sketchy Challenge and thought I would share. I used all Bella Blvd. product except the enamel dots are by Doodlebug Designs. Love the Max collection for my little man :-)
I used my white Signo gel pen to outline a few of the words on the pattern paper, really made the background pattern pop I think!
Thanks for stopping by, and if you'd like to get in on the sketchy fun at Canadian Scrapbooker click HERE!
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Now for the stuff I CAN do, paper! I wanted to share with you a workshop I did a couple months back for Scrap Addicts, called Scrap-A-Pack. I used one paper back by Bella Blvd., "Family Forever", with 13 to 15 sheets of cardstock and created 10 single page layouts. I embellished with the stickers that came in the paper pack as well as Bella Blvd. die cuts, twine, enamel dots, buttons, black ink and a black pen. I also used a sketch or layout off Pinterest as inspiration.
I went for a square theme so I could use some of my newly printed Instagram photos, and I really love how they all turned out. The class was a big hit too and I'm currently working on the next one, which will be 5 double page layouts - so stay tuned! That class is in August and I'll try to post them before I pack up my computer for the move.
Here is Layout #1:
For this layout I used a sketch from Life.Paper.Scrapbook. I loved the grid pattern and I think the faux stitching I did with my black Pitt pen was the perfect finishing touch to make all the beautiful patterns stand out. Those three cuties in the photo are my two kiddos and my youngest nephew on the day we finally met him :-) And I used the Rhonna Designs App for the designs and words on the photo.
Oh, my goofy boy!! Love these photos of Tyler, they are so him. Went all about the layers on this layout inspired by a Creative Scrappers sketch. Had been wanting to try the diagonal strips look too and gave it a go on the top and bottom of this page. I was happy with how it turned out :-)
This layout was inspired by another sketch by Creative Scrappers, sticking to my grid pattern theme.
I had just purchased my black pitt pens before doing these layouts, and I have to say, I loved adding some doodling here and there with them!
This layout, starring my beautiful girl, Jessica trying out curly hair, was inspired by a layout by Lisa Diskinson for Bella Blvd on June 10, 2013. I loved the diagonal grid!
Like the title on this one? Got creative and used an upside down "Y" for an "h" and a backwards 3 for an "e". Have you ever done this? Great way to get a few more words out of your letter sheet!
This layout was inspired by a Got Sketch? sketch.
When I saw this layout on Pinterest by one of my favourite scrapbookers, Sherri Funk, I knew I had to lift it! Thanks for the inspiration, Sherri :-) Visit Sherri and see her post with this layout (May 2, 2014) on her blog, www.faithandscraphappiness.blogspot.ca
For this layout I used another sketch by Got Sketch?
This layout was inspired by both this Got Sketch? sketch as well as a layout by Becki Adams for Bella Blvd. Becki is another favourite scrapooker for me, her work always amazes me! You can visit her HERE to see her amazing work for yourself :-)
Great way to embellish low cost is to use your scraps. On this layout I used little scraps of paper to make banners and pinwheels - aren't those pinwheels cute?!
I used a Page Drafts sketch for this one. I LOVE Page Drafts sketches and wish I had time to use more of them - Emma Stafrace is genius in my opinion :-)
Here I was inspired by this great sketch by the almighty Page Maps. LOVED the idea of the double polaroid look!
And there you have it, 10 single page layouts from one paper pack! I only wish I had remembered to take a photo of the paper that was left over - cuz it was next to nothing! I truly maximized the use of all my paper and cardstock :-) Stay tuned next month for the 5 double page layouts - I'll be using Simple Stories "Good Day Sunshine" and sketches from Scrapbook Generation.