Lucky Me

Well, one of my favorite holidays will be coming up soon.  Yep, St. Patrick’s day…love me the green!! :)

It kinda ties in with our new challenge at Red Carpet Studio this week.  Our theme is The Lucky One

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the challenge is to create a project a project that signifies Luck…maybe it’s St. Patrick’s day related, or something that is lucky to you or you feel lucky to have.  Even just something green. :)

For me, I always feel that I am truly lucky and blessed to have my son.  I had a miscarriage before him, and thought for sure that I would never have another child and lo and behold, luck was on my side, or providence, God’s grace or whatever you believe…I was blessed with the most amazing little man.

Here is a layout from one our first trips to Cuba with little guy…he was small enough to fit in the suitcase (not that he travelled to Cuba that way! :) )

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The DP is from Cloud 9 which I think is called Travel.  All the embellishments and journal stickers are from my stash.  I’ve had them so long I don’t remember anymore where they came from :)

I hope you like the layout and please play along with us this week.  We can’t wait to see what you create!

The Journey

Happy Monday!  I’m hosting this week’s challenge at Use Your Stuff.  Anyone that knows me, knows that travelling is one of my passions.  I totally love it and that is this week’s theme.  For my project, I’ve been doing a lot of ATC’s for swap-bot, so I created some travel themed ones for the challenge.

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I created these mostly with just bits and bobs from my scrap box.  That is the perfect thing about ATC’s.  It just uses up those little bits.  I hope you like them and be sure to stop by the blog to see the great layouts the ladies did this week.  Some wonderful visited cities!

And The Winner is….

Hey everyone!  It’s soon to be Oscar time. Did you know that the late Shirley Temple Black names the statue?  She said it looked like her uncle Oscar :)

Our challenge for you this week at Red Carpet Studio is to incorporate the theme of the Academy Awards into your project….is it the color gold, or perhaps a trophy that you won?  Is one of your favorite stars this year’s nominee.  So many possibilities.    Our DT has created some great projects for you this week so make sure you check out the blog.

As for me, I was inspired by the color gold.  I don’t use it a lot on my projects but I do love gold glitter paper!  It is so fun and just adds some pop to my projects.  I decided to create an anniversary card for a friend.

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Since it is going to be mailed, I wanted to keep it simple.  As well, I am working on my CAS cards so this fit perfectly.  I used just some basic cardstock colors and an anniversary stamp that I’ve had for awhile.  It’s definitely my go to stamp for anniversary cards.  Just a block of gold glitter paper to set it off.  I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to play along with us this week.

A little bit

That is the theme of this week’s challenge at Creative Corner Challenges.  We are challenging you to use up those little bits and bobs you may have on your table and around your scrap space from other projects.  The odd embellishment, so bits of DP, ribbon, a lone button etc.

We are being sponsored by Scribbles Designs this week and here are some cards that I created just with whatever I had laying around on my table.

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Here you go!

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I hope you like them and hope you will play along with us.  Stop by the blog and show us what you create this week.

Love

Hey everyone!  It’s family day here in Alberta.  Just spending time with the family.    Our new challenge is up at Use Your Stuff.  Our challenge is to use Hearts on your project.  This is such an easy challenge I am sure!

So in honor of our challenge and of family day here in Alberta, I created this layout of me and my brothers.  One of my brothers lives in BC so it’s hard for the 3 of us to get to get together.  Those time are few and far between.  This one was taken about 5 years ago.

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I just used some scraps from my stash to create this.    The wooden hearts, flower and the wooden butterflies I covered over with my smooch spritz.  The flowers, button and the Love die cut were also from my stash.  I also added some bling for a bit of sparkle.

Just a simple layout today but I hope you like it.  Blue and pink for boys and a girl :)

Make sure you stop by the blog to check out the rest of the projects from the DT and to play along with us this week.  We would really like to see what you create!

We’ll always have Paris

Ahhh gay Paree…..one of my favorite cities in the world to visit.  I’ve only been there once but would really love to go again.

Our challenge at Use Your Stuff this week is to create a project that represents Our Wonderful World.  It could be a city that you like, or wish to visit.  A culture that you are into.. something that represents this world that we live in.

As I mentioned, I love Paris.  I love to travel period.

I created this fun card for you using my G45 Curtain Call line.  I also added some bits and bobs from my stash like the ribbon, flower and pearls.  This is the first time that I have used it and I was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest (what? yr suprised??)  I hope you like it and I hope you will play along with us on the blog.  The DT has created some really great projects for you this week.

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Love is in the Air

With Valentine’s day coming up so soon, you had to know that I would be posting another Love project.

Our challenge is up at Red Carpet Studio this week.  One of my favorite movies……LOVE ACTUALLY  is our theme!  We would like to see a project about love, something that you love, a place you love, something that you love to do, oh the love choices are endless for interpretation!

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This week we are lucky to be sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls! 

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I’ve got a tag for you today.  I love to play with layers and techniques so I thought this would be fun.  I got this from a make and take class I did at a scrapbook convention one year.  I just loved playing with different mediums  and making them all come together.

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There is some stamping and inking and modge podge (oh who doesn’t love MP).  I really love that mesh overlay.  I don’t play with mesh nearly enough.  Paper images and some pearls and lace for that vintage feel.  I wanted to give it some pop of color so I added some diecut hearts from my stash.  Just a lovely vintage Parisian feel to this.

I hope you will play along with us at RCS this week for a chance to win a great prize from our sponsor!  Show us what you love!!!