Creatively Me

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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 



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!



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

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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!

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Ad Inspired

We have an ad inspired challenge this week at Use Your Stuff.  The challenge is to pull what inspires you from this picture



So I pulled out some patterns and colors that really drew me in and used them for my card.


Make sure you stop by our blog to play along and see what the other DT found to inspire them for this challenge!














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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.



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 :)



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


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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!


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.


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!

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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



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


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Music Man

Welcome to Sunday in my world.  Not a lot going on although it is my nephew’s birthday so we are going to go help him celebrate.

Head on over to the Red Carpet Studio blog.  Our challenge this week is inspired by the movie Pitch Perfect (Love it!)


The challenge is to incorporate music into your project.  It could be a song title, some music DP or perhaps your favorite line.

Here’s mine of (of course) Riley

unnamed (5)Even as a baby he loved listening to music.  Now that he’s older he plays around a lot but when he was younger he would sit on Dad’s knee, listen to the music and play with the drum sticks.

Make sure you stop by the bog and check out the great projects this week and play along with us!



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Playing Catch up

Hey everyone!  I apologize for the delay in posting.  July is a busy month for me with my son’s birthday, my father in laws, as well as Stampede and then some much needed time away with my husband. :)

In case you haven’t stopped by yet, you need to pop over to Red Carpet Studio and check out the new challenge.  The DT has some great projects with our GROWN UPS CHALLENGE

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THE CHALLENGE:  Create a project that features “a kid at heart.”  Amusement parks, summertime fun, family get togethers…we can’t wait to see your inspiration!

This is literally a fun challenge and I hope that you will stop by and play along with us.  We can’t wait to see your ‘kid at heart’.  I don’t have a project for this challenge but the rest of the DT has some great ones that will make you smile and we hope will inspire you to let loose your inner child :)

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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.



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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