Cake Rules!

As you read this, I am actually out camping in BC for a much needed holiday with my family :)

Our new challenge is up and running this week at Red Carpet Studio.  Based on one of my favorite movies of all time (no one makes movies like John Hughes did :( )

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The challenge is to create a project with a birthday theme to it.  Surely an easy one this time around!  Here is what I have for you today.  Another fun layout of my favorite kiddo Riley on his first birthday!

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For this layout I actually used the sketch provided by Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine’s monthly sketch challenge (which this month is provided by the ever talented Sue Sykes!).  I rotated the sketch for this layout.

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A fun sketch!  I used some Kaisercraft and October Afternoon DP for this one.  I love all those decorative brads which worked perfectly for this layout (from MME).  The rest of my embellishments were from Michael’s, the $ store and my stash :)  I hope you will play along with our challenge on the Blog and don’t forget to try the sketch yourself and play upload to the CS blog!

At the Beach

Sorry.  I’m a day behind in posting this.  Our new challenge is up and running at Use Your Stuff this week.  Still celebrating summer our theme is At the Beach…we’re looking to see your fun beach-y projects.

Here’s a layout I did of Riley’s first time at the beach when we went to Cuba.  He tried to eat it. :)  Needless to say, we spent the rest of the time at the pool.  LOL

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Don’t forget to hop over to the blog and play along with us.  We can’t wait to see you!

 

Kindness

Hello everyone! There’s a new challenge up at Use Your Stuff this week.  Our theme is Leaves!  Now that it is summer here, it’s nice to see the leaves green and bright on the trees!

For the challenge, I decided to go with an ATC.  I found some cute leaf paper and added a heat embossed sentiment.  The butterflies are a glittered chipboard that I bought at M’s.  I hope you like it and hope you will play along with us this week.

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Monster Jam fun

So last year we took Riley to his first Monster Jam..oh did that boy have fun! He was in monster truck heaven.  He brought his Gravedigger monster truck to be signed by the drivers, which looked soooo small compared to the real Gravedigger :)

I thought I would use some of those pictures for a fun layout for Renee’s chipboard/wood veneer challenge at Use Your Stuff this week.  I’m sure we all have tonz of these in our stashes, I know I do!  I just can’t get enough of them actually.  So make sure you play along with us for this week’s challenge!

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Canuck Day!

Hey there!  Well it is a long weekend here in Canada.  July 1st is our Canada Day!  Everyone is getting ready for backyard barbecues, block parties and lots of fun!  Our challenge this week at Red Carpet Studio ties in with the festivities in both Canada and the USA coming up.  It’s all about being patriotic.

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Using this film as inspiration, we would love to see your projects about patriotism….the DT has come up with some great projects for you to check out.  As for me, here’s what I have for you!

20140628_151353I found this digital image online and I loved that it picked out phrases that represents a lot of Canada, us as a country and from our national anthem.  Of course hockey is in there! (I am sooo not a hockey fan).  I also did it in the traditional red and white national color and believe it or not, I actually found some maple leaf ribbon that had been waiting and waiting to be used.  I hope you like it and we look forward to your projects in our challenge this week.

 

Fun with Gelatos

So our new challenge at Use Your Stuff this week is all about texture.  What better way to show texture than working with gelatos, gesso and modelling paste.  Such was the things our make and take were made of recently at a Scrapshotz crop.

We made this wicked card!  I love the colors and that paste and stencil just made some awesome texture on this card.  I thought those pink butterflies cut out with the sizzix just perfectly made this card.

 

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The gelatos were a lot of fun to play with and such fun bold colors.  I may have to get me some!

In the mean time, make sure you stop by the blog today and join in this week’s TEXTURE challenge.  The DT has got some great inspiration for you this week.

 

 

Your Funny Face!

Ahh Monday!  Back to the grind after a wonderful weekend away at our farm.  Our new DT member Anne has a new challenge for you this week at Use Your Stuff.  So easy, you have to play along.  All you have to do is use some patterned paper!  You can do that right!

Here’s a layout of Riley using some old CTMH paper that I’ve had since I think I started scrappin’ years ago.  I think it is called Superstar.  I love the boy colors!

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I had a few scraps of some sheets from a previous project and they were perfect to highlight as banners on the main page.  I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog.  We would love to see what you create!

Viva Las Vegas

Ahhh another new challenge at Red Carpet Studio this week.  A fun one to be sure.  We are basing it on a classic!  National Lampoon’s Vacation!  Ahh the Griswold’s on vacation….

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The challenge is to create a project with a vacation/trip theme!  For me, my vacation hotspot (besides Cuba) is VEGAS BABY!

Every two years my BFF and I head down to Vegas just the two of us.  We relax, have some much needed ME time and just be silly and crazy (but not tooo crazy).

This picture was from our trip last year!

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Vegas really is my happy place and one of my favorite vacation spots~! Come play along with us on the blog and let us know where your vacation happy place is.

Follow Your Bliss

Our challenge at Use Your Stuff this week is all about the rule of 3….whatever you put into your project, we want you to do in groups of three, 2 brads, 3 DP’s 3 pieces of cardstock etc….

For this project I have a cute little bookmark for you!  For my rule of 3, I used 3 stamps, & 3 embellishments.  I love how this turned out and I hope you do to.  Please play along with us over on the blog this week. :)

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Thank you for your Service

It’s the long weekend here in Canada.  Almost my entire house is sick.  Yuk!

Our new challenge is up at Red Carpet Studio this week.

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The theme is to create a Memorial Day (for our US friends) project….perhaps it is something that you do over the long weekend, like picnics & fireworks, camping…is it the theme of brotherhood and family, or do you have a special someone that serves in the armed forces.  We want to see what you create.

 

As well, we have a wonderful sponsor, BUGABOO STAMPS!

 

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As a Canadian,  I am given many rights and privileges that would not be possible without those that serve in our armed forces.  For that I extend my most humblest and sincerest thanks and admiration.  Without you I could not be a free me.  For my project this week, I have chose to honor those who serve.


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Now of course I did it in Red and White ;)  The image is Bugaboo’s Kidlet Army which I think is just adorable.  I used my Taylored Expressions die for the white background.  The red star behind the image is a Spellbinders.  The Stars and sentiment are from Stampin Up.  I hope you enjoy the card and please come by the blog and play along for a chance to win.

Have a wonderful long weekend everyone!