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Baby Mine…

February is the month of love.  We celebrate love in all its forms and shapes…..one of those is the love a mother has for her child!

I had wanted to have a child for a long time, so when I found out that I was pregnant with my son, my heart began to overflow with love…before he was even born!  I didn’t even know I could love someone so much that I had never met!

This week at Use Your Stuff, we are being inspired by a love song!  The love song that I chose was called Baby Mine by Bette Midler from the Beaches Soundtrack – one of my all time favorite movies!  In the movie, that song is playing as one of the main characters is getting ready for the birth of her baby and they are decorating the nursery…I new I wanted to use it for the inspiration for my layout.

My favorite line is:

                          Baby mine, don’t you cry.
                          Baby mine, dry your eyes.
                          Rest your head close to my heart,
                          Never to part, baby of mine.

 
The pictures in this layout were taken about a week before my son was born and then about a week after…it felt like I was waiting forever, but oh was he worth it!  He is still one of the things that I love the absolute most in this world!
 
I hope you will join us on the blog today and see how the other ladies were inspired this week.
 
 
 
Cards · Design Team

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.

 

Cards · Design Team

Happy Mother’s Day

I know that most scrappers will be celebrating NSD in one form or another this weekend.  I know I will be.  I’m off to my annual crop being sponsored by Sandy over at  Scrapshotz all day Saturday with my friends and cannot wait!

We do have a challenge for you at Creative Corner Challenges this week, perhaps something to work on while you are celebrating.  It’s all about the special women in our lives, on their special day…it could be a mom, stepmom, grandma, favorite aunt or that one lady in your life that was like a mom to you.  We want to see your Mother’s Day projects this week.

The DT has some lovely projects for you.  Here’s mine.  I found the idea for this on pinterest weeks ago and really loved the simple style but enjoyed how it could be used for any type of card.  I just used some scrap DP from my box , but it allowed me to bring out the vellum which is something that I hadn’t used in awhile.  I stamped on it for the strip and the sentiment.  I cut the flowers out with a punch and then just ran over them with a tool to make the edges curl.

I hope you enjoy it and I hope you will play along with us.

 

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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!

Cards · Design Team

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.

Design Team · Layouts

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!