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.

 

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!  

School Days are Here Again!

So.  It’s getting to be September.  Riley will be starting full day kindergarten, which is crazy!  It seems like yesterday he was just a baby!

Our challenge at Red Carpet Studio is to create a project based on the movie Billy Madison.

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So the challenge this week is to create a project using some “back to school’ supplies.  It can be actual supplies, or things like ink, paint, stamps, coloring… Here is my project for you.. a little walk down memory lane for me.   I went old school and used a lot of UHU glue on this one..LOL  It’s a bit hard to tell but I also did some inking, and my journaling is in plain ol’ black pen :)

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The rest of the DT has some wonderful projects for you and we hope you will play along with us!

 

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!