Riley’s First Birthday

Happy Rainy Tuesday….well it’s rainy here anyway.  It’s a brand new challenge at Use It Tuesday this week.  We are all about the guys and focusing on our masculine projects!  Whether you are making a card for that special guy, creating a layout of your favorite manly man or just using manly colors, we want to see it.  Don’t forget we also want to know what your stash-y items are as well.

Here is a layout of Riley’s first birthday.  I mainly used just some scraps for this one.  I have to admit, I’m loving my banner.  I cut it out using my cricut and then used some rub-ons for the letters.

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The stickers and the bling are from my stash as well, and the pictures themselves have been hainging around awhile as my son will be celebrating his 4th birthday next month! LOL

Make sure you stop by the blog and check out all the great projects we have for you this week!

entered into these challenges:

ABC Challenge: O is for Open (anything goes)

Ladybug Challenges: for the men in your life

Craft Your Passion: Father’s Day/Masculine


Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu: B is for….. (boy, birthday, banner)





Who’s the Cutie

So on the CanadianScrapSwapChat board, Rachel has started a new monthly challenge.  It’s called the Use Your Stash Kit Challenge.  The object is to make a kit using product you already have on hand and use it to create a variety of different projects.  So this is my part #1 the Layout!

I decided to crack open my Crate Paper Little Sprout set.  I have had this before Riley was born and he’s almost 3 now.  It was always my intention to use it to make layouts for his pictures I’ve just never gotten around to it…so this was the perfect time.  This was our sketch

And here is the layout I created from the kit that I put together

These are pics that were taken of Riley on his first trip to Cuba.  He is about 6 months old here.  I can’t help it..I think I have the cutest kid!.  I hope you enjoy this and if you want to, come join us on CanadianScrapSwapChat.  We are always looking for new members (free to sign up).  We have lots of challenges and prizes and lots of fun scrappy chat.  The board is open to Canadian residents only.  Let me know if you are interested and I’ll make sure you get in quickly 😉

And so the 12 days begin

Well scrappers, you know it’s ’tis the season when Tim Holtz starts his 12 Tags of Christmas! Here it  is Season 5 or is it 6..anyway…today is day 1.

So here is the tag that Tim came up with …I didn’t have a lot of what he did, but I was able to ‘improvise’ a lot and still come out with a great tag.  My only ugh is that I think I used a bit too much of the white paint/stickles on the greenery… My favorite part is the banner.  I didn’t have any music stamps so I found some vintage music sheets on the ‘net and printed it off onto some Kraft cardstock and then added some Vintage Photo DI to it.  A little distressing and voila!   Also didn’t have the pinecone die so I used one of my flower dies instead and I think it worked alright 🙂

Stay tuned tomorrow for the next one.  It goes live on Tim’s blog in a couple of hours but I’ll be asleep by then 🙂  Catch it in the morning…it’s like opening up my advent calendar each day 🙂