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UYS Challenge # 239 – Heritage

Ok, so it’s been awhile since I’ve posted on a challenge at UYS..ack!  Life does seem to feel busy and yet not….until it’s time for things like this and I have nothing prepared because I was doing so much other stuff!

Anyway, our challenge on the blog today is the theme Heritage…it could mean some old papers and supplies you have yet to use, or perhaps an old photo that you found, maybe it is some vintage looking ephemera that would look great on a card….what does it mean to you!

For me, I found some crazy old paper from over 20 years ago that I have been hoarding obvously!  So I finally decided to use it with some old pics from my 3rd trip to the UK back in 2000!

The British paper is so old I can’t even remember who makes it anymore!  The dots and stripes I believe is from Simple Stories…

The die cuts are from Miss Kate Cuttables, thickers for the alphas and then some internet fonts for the journalling.

Make sure you stop by the blog to play along with our challenge this week and to see what the other DT have created for you!

 

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Vacation Paradise

Happy Sunday everyone!  Another snowy day here in Calgary.  Yes, you read right.  Snow.. already spring and it is still snowing..  Ugh!  I will be so glad when spring will actually make an appearance.

In honor of the nice weather that is supposed to be here we have a new challenge for you at Red Carpet Studio this week.  Using the awesome movie (and my #2 favorite) Beaches….

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Spring having sprung, vacations being planned, & relaxing times on the horizon, create a project inspired by a beach.  Do you have vacation pictures that need scrapped?  Are you partial to beach colors?  We can’t see how you are inspired!

As many of you know, we regularly hit Cuba each year for our family vacation.  I decided to do a layout with that in mind.  On cold yukky days like this, I go back to those warm tropical breezes, the ocean and gorgeous beaches  that I love so much.

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I used an old cloud 9 set that I’ve had for a very very long time.  LOL.  It had co-ordinating embellishments which were perfect for this layout.  I hope you will stop by the blog and check out the great beach inspiration from the DT and play along with us.

Design Team · Layouts

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!

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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

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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Hello Summer blog hop!

Hey there! Welcome to my leg of the Hello Summer blog hop celebrating the first day of summer.  You should have arrived from Paula’s Blog.  if you are just starting here, head on over to Ashley’s blog where the fun starts and she also has not only the blog lineup but the list of great prizes that you can win as well.

 

I hope you are having fun so far and checking out all the great projects.  Honestly, I totally forgot that today was the first day of summer.  My days seem to blend in together! Summer always reminds me of the trips I took to Europe several years ago.  One of my favorite places was Rome.  I wandered the cobblestone streets for hours just soaking up the sun, culture and atmosphere of such an amazing city.  If I could, I would return in a heartbeat and experience it all over again!

This is the card I created for the hop today.

I received this image for a card challenge at my LSS and it just brought back all those European memories for me again.  When I looked at it, the first thing that came to mind was watercolor painting.  So I decided to color it with my watercolor pencils instead of my Copics this time.  The DP is so old in my stash that I don’t even remember the name of it.   I thought it was called Grandma’s Attic but I’m not sure.   The sentiment is one that is left over from the package that I won in a blog hop and is MME.  The flowers and ribbon are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope that your summer is amazing and that today is just the start! You are now off to visit Ellen and see what fun she has for you!

 

Entered into the following challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge Blog: Around the World (Travel)

Celebrate the Occasion: Welcome Summer

Paperminutes: Based on a Movie (Roman Holiday..I love this movie!)

Creative Monday’s –-Summer

Love To Create: Summer Fun