The Maple Leaf

I’m a day late with this post.  Sorry about that.  Lots of home stuff to deal with.  Our new challenge is up at Use Your Stuff and we are talking food and drink.  This is a great easy challenge to play along in.

I created this fun layout about a trip to the Maple Leaf Pub in London England.  A great place for Canadians to hang out and get a little taste of home!

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I  used some Hot Off the Press DP that I have had for pretty much forever for this layout.  The journal card is from Sn@p and there are a couple types of leaves, some punched ones using some bits of left over cardstock which I then stamped with a script as well as some paper ones that I picked up at Michaels.  I also added in just a few brads as well.  I hope you like it and will come and play along with us.

 

Entered into these challenges:

Craft Room Challenge: Seasonal Colors

Going Grey with Scrap Creations: Fall

Make it Monday: Diecuts/Punches

Crafting for all Seasons: The colors of fall

Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

Jellypark Challenges: Autumn/Fall

Love to Scrap: Anything Goes

Creative Inspirations: Autumn colors

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Williams Tribute-RCS challenge

It was a sad day when Robin Williams left this earth.  My comedic hero and the only person who could really make me laugh so hard I could pee and cry at the same time!  I was so sad to hear that he had died.  I honestly think we will never see a comedic genius like his again and the world has lost such a tender soul.  We could all use more laughter in our lives and to see such a candle extinguished makes my heart sad.

At Red Carpet Studio this week we are paying tribute to Robin, by challenging you to be inspired by the man or his movies/television career.

 

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We want to see you projects that had a Robin influence on you.  He had such a full career that there are so many to draw your inspiration from.

I chose Happy Feet for my inspiration.  A wonderful film that I enjoy watching with my son and always puts a song in my heart and a smile on my face.

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I always thought that this penguin from the Creative Critters cartridge was kinda cute.  After I cut him out, I just outlined him a bit with some broken lines to make him stand out more.  The DP is just from my stash and I added some crackle accents to the balloons for a little added texture.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.  I hope you like it and I do hope you will play along with us this week.

 

For Unto You

A child is born……………..

 

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a post that wasn’t for a DT assignment.  I’ve been using a lot of sketches lately for my projects and I got my email this am that Tuesday Morning Sketches  has a new sketch up.

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So here’s what I made.

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The DP is from MME (Lost and Found Christmas).  I had this glitter paper that I’ve been hoarding forever to use with the stars.  The image is from my stash.  I’ve had it forever and I’m trying to use them up this season.  I colored the image with my Copics.  I hope you like it.

Entered into these challenges:

City Crafter Challenge Blog: Diagonals

Paper Take Weekly: Punches (the stars are my Epiphany Crafts star punch)

Always Something Creative: Children

One Crazy Stamper: Halloween/Christmas

Love to Scrap: Anything Goes

My Craft Creations: Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

Preschool

Hello, hello hello! Monday already?  Challenge day at Use Your Stuff, but you knew that right?? :)

Back to school is in full swing now and so that is this week’s Challenge!  We want to see some of your wonderful BTS creations.

I am happy to be getting back into layouts again.  I had forgotten how much I missed doing them.  My project this week is a layout using a Sketch from Creative Scrappers.  I have one of her AWESOME sketchbooks (Volume 1)  that I got a couple of years ago and is my go to, when I need to get started.  The sketches on her site are fabulous and such a variety!

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Everything is from my stash…..The DP is from October Afternoon & Fancy Pants.  I also used a bunch of bits and bobs from my stash and the wooden stars I just inked up with some ink for color.  The crayon diecut is from Simply Charmed.  The lettering is thickers.  I hope you enjoy it and play along with us at UYS this week.

A Simple Thanks

Now that little man is in school and I’ve got some extra time, I am hoping that I can get crafty again.  It feels like I’ve not done much lately.

Border punches.  We probably all have a bunch but just don’t use them that much.  I love them, and I don’t use them that much. LOL

That is our theme at Use Your Stuff this week.  Break out the border punches.  The more you use the more fun you will have!

I only used one for this card, but my idea was to keep it simple.

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I used the Serene Silhouette stamp set from Stampin Up for this card.  I’ve not used it in awhile. I did some generation stamping for this one and I loved how it turned out.  A technique I’ve not used in awhile.   The sentiment is also from stamping up and the ribbon I picked up in a ribbon grab bag at a Scrap Shotz crop so not sure which manufacturer it is.  The bling is from the  $$ store.

I hope you like it and please stop by the blog and play along with us.

Monster Truckin!

Good Morning!  It’s a nice Sunday here in Calgary but fall is in the air…sigh.

Our new challenge is up at Red Carpet Studio for you this morning.  Our Theme is based on one of the few movies I’ve not yet seen (yes, there are 1 or 2 :)  )

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Let’s create some sport themed projects this time around!   We even have a sponsor this week…My Scraps and More 

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Here is my project this week.  We are not really a sports oriented house hold.  Little man doesn’t really play any organized sports, so the closest we get is MONSTER TRUCKS!  He loves his monster trucks!

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I hope you like the layout and don’t forget to play along with us this week!  

Creative Blogger Blog Hop!

A big thank you to my friend Rosie from the Scrap Shotz board who nominated me as a Creative Blogger and  for asking me to join this hop!  Have you seen her blog?  No?  Check it out here. The lady has some talent!!!

So the purpose of this blog hop is to introduce you to some blogs and creative individuals that you may not have known about or had the chance to see before.  The biggest thing is to inspire you…to get those creative juices flowing!

So I’ve been asked to answer a few questions about how I create…..bwwaahhhhaaaa as if there is a method to the madness…..:)

 

1.What am I working on?

Right now I am working on making Christmas cards and tags to sell at a couple of upcoming craft fairs as well as my DT projects.

2.How does my work differ from others of its genre?

 I don’t know if it does really.  I think that everyone is unique in how they create and that is the great thing about it.  You can find similarities in bodies of work, but ultimately, because everyone is different so is how we create. 

3.Why do I create what I do?

I never thought of myself as a creative person really.  I just enjoy making layouts and cards and tags.  It is a stress releaser for me for one thing.  With a part time job and an active 5 year old, it’s nice to just have some ME time and this gives it to me. For my layouts, I want the future generations to meet, understand and take pride in where they come from.  I want to do it in a way that is more than a photograph but a visual story that is pleasing to look at.

4.How does my creative process work?

As I said before I don’t have a lot of method to my madness.  For my cards and tags, I find that I am inspired by other people and spend a lot of time on Pinterest!  Oh the creativity that is on there.  I also buy magazines looking for new ideas and techniques to try!  

For my layouts, I often start with a sketch that I like (again thank you blogs and Pinterest!).  Then I pick out some photos that I want to play with and then comes the paper and embellishments.  Although I sometimes use paper and embellishments from one particular line, I tend to mix and match more often than not.  It’s a challenge to find something from one line that works with something from another.  I try to add at least a couple sentences of journaling to each layout. Sometimes I have more to say about the pictures than others.  I would say 90% of the time I will hand journal, however, I do love to write it out on the computer and print it off as well.  There are just so many cute fonts out there!

It is now time for me to nominate other people that I have found inspired and who’s work I admire.

Check out Cathy’s blog.  I love seeing her cards and tags pop up on my FB feed each day.

And Mel’s as well!  She has some wonderful projects!

 

Check out blogs!  Be inspired!  Leave me a link with your blog so that I can come visit you and see how you create!

Thanks for stopping by!