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.
 
 
 

No Lion, I love you

Happy Friday…day before Valentine’s Day!  Tammy here with another fun image for you.  I picked this No Lion, I love you from the store because I thought it would make an adorable Valentine’s Day card!  I love the store example which is in pink and red (perfect for Valentine’s) but I needed mine to match my DP so I went with some yellow.

The flowers are from Walmart and the little pearl dots were in my stash.  I colored him with my Copics and the DP is from My Mind’s Eye. I just cut the hearts out using some of the left over paper.  I added just a bit of glossy accents on his heart as well.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to check out this adorable image in the store here. 

The Pound Puppies.

I can’t even remember the last time I did a layout with the dogs.  I think it is when I first started scrapping, the early years.  So I had to re-purpose the photos from an early layout that I just didn’t like to make for this one.

Our challenge at Use Your Stuff this week is Pets/Animals.  It’s ok if you don’t have any pets, you can create a project that is pet related.

Take a look at my pound puppies…Tonka (the bijon) is 14 and Pickles (the pug) is 12 but you would never guess it.  These two, who are the best of friends are as frisky as you can imagine.  They run around the house all the time and are just as loud as they ever were. :)

Join us this week on the blog and play along in our challenge.

All of my DP is from my stash (oh I had to dig for my animal themed paper let me tell you!) but I based the layout on Sue Sykes’ October sketchy challenge over at Canadian Scrapbooker! 

Here is the sketch!

 

 
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And then my layout!

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Thanks for stopping by!

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.

 

Everything’s Coming up Cherries

Hello all!  We have another wonderful challenge for you at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Our theme is FOOD AND DRINK!  Something I am sure a lot of us will be partaking of over the holidays.

 

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I decided to do a bit of a shaped card.  I just used one of my spellbinders through my cuttlebug to cut it out.  The paper is from my stash box.  I cut out the cherries using my Hello Kitty cartridge.  I really don’t use this one enough.  I added a little sentiment with a small stamp in my miscellaneous box and just a bit of twine to finish it off.  I am sending this one out for a swap on swap-bot so I decided to stick with layers and not a lot of embellishments for easy mailing.

Make sure you stop by the blog today and see what fabulous projects the DT has for you this week.  Please play along.  We cannot wait to see what you create this week.

1st Birthday Presents

Ahh another Tuesday has crept up already.  We are having more rain here in Calgary…nothing like the levels of flooding we’ve had but still enough to put a bit of a damper on the Stampede this year.  My thoughts and prayers go out to Toronto right now as they experience what we have been going through.. and NO! You cannot have Mayor Nenshi! :)

Use it Tuesday introduced you to our new DT for the term and today we are debuting their first DT projects.  Some of the faces are familiar, others are brand new so make sure you stop by and welcome them.  While you are there, you should enter this week’s birthday challenge! Everyone is always creating a birthday something…tag, layout, card, present….it’s a great challenge to enter!

I have a layout for you this week.  Another one of my favorite subject ..Riley of course.  It’s crazy that I am still working on his first birthday since he turned 4 last week!! Yikes!

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The DP is from my stash.  I think it came in a swag bag for a crop I did years ago.  I cut out the 1st and birthday using my cricut cartridges that don’t seem to see enough play time these days.  Should really work on that!  The charms are from my stash as well as the chipboard letters for PRESENTS….even the photos are old as they are from Riley’s first birthday!

I hope you will play along with us this week, and don’t forget to welcome the new DT :)

 

happy craftin!

Pretty in Pink

Happy Friday! So glad for the weekend.  It’s a long weekend here in Canada but since I’m working and DH is on call, it’s not really a celebration for us.

It does mean that we are celebrating a new challenge at Creative Corner Challenges this week.  Our challenge for you~ Inspired by a Song~.  This is one of my favorite challenges…..I chose a song that is also one of my favorite movies as well PRETTY IN PINK

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I’m such a sucker for 80’s flicks!

Here is the card that I created for the challenge this week.

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DP-stash (no idea who it is by as I’ve been trying to use up stray pieces)

Image: our wonderful sponsor Bugaboo! 

Ink & Stickles: Tim Holtz (both are spun sugar)

Die: spellbinders

Ribbon: from my stash

Eyelets: from my stash

Make sure you stop by the blog and play along as well as check out the other great creations this week.

entered into these challenges:

Sparkles Forum Challenge: monochromatic

The Craft Garden (recipe: use 4 of the suggestions…I used ribbon, patterned paper, the color pink and white background)

The Stamp Spot: monthly challenge is Feminine Creations

Crafting for all Seasons: Think Pink

Crafts & Me: use a digi