Monday, 30 September 2013

Let's Capture Our Memories: Sketch #39

Hello, again! I'm on a roll! :) No, but seriously, I just wanted to make sure I squeezed this post in before I hopefully go into labor (fingers crossed!). I used Let's Capture Our Memories' Sketch #39 by Melissa Williams:

And here is what I created:

I've had that Bo Bunny - On the Go collection for a couple of years now, and have never done anything with it. Once I found the collection in my stash and saw that piece of bold patterned paper, I thought to myself: "Hey! I could totally cut those circles out!!" It was like eating Tim Bits or Pringles chips - once I started, I couldn't stop! Hee!Hee! I also used some Studio Calico, Tattered Angels, Basic Grey, Heidi Swapp, Stampin' Up, DMC floss using a Bazzill Basics stitching template as well as some good ol' paper clips.

Happy scrapping... again!

Stuck?! Sketches: September 1st Sketch and Life. Paper. Scrapbook September Colour Challenge

Hello! Hope this first day of the typical work week has been good to you. I am still waiting for some sign that this baby is coming out (I'll be 40 weeks in two days!) so I have been busy scrapping up a storm as of late. As many of you know, I've always loved a good sketch, but I have absolutely fallen in love with colour challenges. And when I can mix the two together, it's truly a little piece of heaven. That's exactly what I've done with the Stuck?! Sketches' September 1st Sketch and the Life. Paper. Scrapbook. September Colour Challenge. Here they are:

And here is what I came up with:

There was a time not so very long ago when I would limit myself to one collection while doing a layout. These colour challenges have really made me think outside the box! On this particular layout, I used American Crafts, Making Memories, Bo Bunny and October Afternoon - and that's just the patterned paper!! I also added some Sizzix and Stampin' Up cardstock, Bella Blvd and October Afternoon alphas, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, DMC floss using a Crafter's Workshop stitching template and embellishments by Stampin' Up, Bottle Cap Inc., Webster's Pages,  as well as a variety of buttons. Woo!Hoo!

Oh! And the girls at Life. Paper. Scrapbook chose my layout as one of their top three layouts for the September colour challenge!!  Woo!Hoo! times two!!

Happy scrapping!

Monday, 23 September 2013

Creative Scrappers: Sketch #251

Hello, again! I've been feeling particularly scrappy since I attended the Let's Capture Our Memories Back 2 Croppin' crop this past weekend - just finished a layout using Creative Scrappers' Sketch #251 by Kristine Davidson. Here's the sketch:

And here's what I put together:

Lots of new My Mind's Eye - Cut & Paste/Charm on this one with some Crate Paper, Stampin' Up, Studio Calico, Tattered Angels, Basic Grey, October Afternoon, American Crafts, a Crafter's Workshop stenciling template, and DMC floss using some Crafter's Workshop and Bazzill Basics stitching templates. Those paper clippy circles? I received them as a gift at the crop from one of my favourite scrappy peeps. Cuteness!!

Oh! And look! Kristine was kind enough to feature this layout on the Creative Scrappers' blog! How exciting is that?!?

Happy scrapping!

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Let's Capture Our Memories: Sketch #36

Hello! Hello! I hope this Sunday has been very kind to you all. Just wanted to share a layout I recently made using this awesome sketch by Let's Capture Our Memories' owner, Isabelle Perreault Doucette:

And here is what I created:

I used a good ol' piece of Crate Paper patterned paper I had lying around from my very first days of scrapbooking as my background and added some My Mind's Eye, Pink Paislee, Studio Calico, Basic Grey, American Crafts, Tattered Angels, Liquitex Paste using some Crafter's Workshop and Heidi Swapp masks and some of my ever-so-faithful DMC floss using some Crafter's Workshop and Bazzill piercing stencils. And as for those buttons, I have had them here for so long that I have no idea where they come from!! ;)

Oh! And yes, that is my son, Louis-Olivier, literally flying a kite at the Dieppe Kite International held this past August. It wasn't enough to see the beautiful kites in the sky, he absolutely had to try to fly one, too! It is something he shares with his dad and I love to see them both working together to keep those flying creatures up in the sky!

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

SCRAPfriends' YummyScrap #16: Colour Palette Challenge

Happy weekend to all! Even if I have started my maternity leave a little early, there's just something about Saturday mornings that I love. Everyone is home, relaxed, cozy... I really love that.

On a scrappier note, as some of you know, I really enjoy doing colour challenges. And the group from host a colour challenge every month that I try to participate in as much as possible. The design team over there is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and the participants also produce some awesome projects. Here is the great colour combo they gave to us this month:

Now, I don't know if it's the colour combination or rather the blueberries that drew me in, but as soon as I saw this combo, I knew I wanted to pull out some scrappy supplies and go for it. And ta-da!

Here is my son, Louis-Olivier, playing a Star Wars boardgame my husband and I bought over ten years ago. We never could have imagined that we would eventually play this same game with our very own son - and bonus - it's actually an awesome way to practice additions and substractions!! Who knew!?! Using a Becky Fleck sketch for PageMaps, I mixed and matched some Heidi Swapp and October Afternoon patterned papers and embellishments, and sprinkled them with some Studio Calico, Evalicious, Close to My Heart, Prima, DMC, and American Crafts.

Head on over to this month's combo reveal over at You'll be blown away - I promise!

Happy scrapping!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Ode to Kelly Goree!

Hello, everyone! And here's to a great month of September ahead!! I thought I would start it all off with a special shout out to one of my favourite designers, Kelly Goree. An avid fan of Basic Grey, I first fell in love with Kelly Goree's designs when I joined the Basic Grey Page-of-the-Month program way back in 2009. Kelly's designs were often used and I immediately started recognizing not only her work in magazines and blogs, but also her children's faces - the subjects of most of her work. And what's even better is that I have met her twice at the Scrapbook & Cards Today's Crop & Create events in Moncton!! I am always a bit starstruck when I see her... Hee!Hee!

Recently, I was really stumped for a layout. I had one photo I LOVED, but place in my scrapbook for a double-page layout... what was I to do? After a few days of pondering on this, I started thinking of layouts I had done in the past and boom! It hit me!! One of the layouts I did that very first year of the Basic Grey Page-of-the-Month program, was a Kelly Goree design with the exact elements I was looking for! Now, there was a time when I would never have done two same layouts, but I have since learned that if it works, why not? Furthermore, the two designs are going to be in separate albums, the collections I used are totally different and I flipped the design to make the new one work better with the picture I had. Finally, I had a blast doing this layout again! Who could ask for anything more?!? :)

Here is the first layout I did way back in 2009, following Kelly's instructions in the Basic Grey Page-of-the-Month program (as you can see, my picture taking skills of layouts has improved somewhat since then! Hee!Hee!):

And here is the most recent one I created last week, based on the original design:

Isn't it neat? A special thanks to Kelly Goree for continuously being a go-to designer for me. If you want to see more of Kelly's work, head on over to her gallery and/or her blog. It'll totally be worth your time. And yes, I am still a Basic Grey Page-of-the-Month subscriber - five years in!!

Happy scrapping!