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A Journey of Memories

It is shaping up to be a nice week here! I think that summer really decided to step up and be present!  I’m loving the sunshine…

Which is why for my project for this week’s challenge at Penny’s, I wanted to use this cute little travel pig and some fun, bright, summery colors.

Our sponsors this week are BUGABOO STAMPS (4 free images for a lucky winner)

 

and CRAFTY SENTIMENTS (3 free images for a lucky winner)

 

For my project, I’m using this cute travel pig from Bugaboo!  I am using up the last scraps of the wicked paper I received and Crop & Create and Vicki Boutin’s class.  I’m just about down to the end now.  I used the Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch for this week.  I colored the pig with these AWESOME watercolor markers that I won recently from Creative Scrapbooker magazine and Sakura!  Oh they blend like buttah!  They are the KOI watercolor brush set!  Love them!  The sentiment are word stickers from Tim Holtz.  I hope you enjoy the card and don’t forget to play along with us at Penny’s! Be sure to stop by the blog and see what the rest of the team has for you this week!

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Cards · Design Team · Uncategorized

Thinking of you- With Sasayaki Glitter

Wednesday is here again!  It another new challenge week over at Penny’s Paper Crafting blog and we have another amazing sponsor this week!

SASAYAKI GLITTER!

The winner this week will get to pick 1 uncolored image!

My image this week is a gorgeous one called Sweet Lilly and you can find it in their Etsy shop here

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For this card I just used a sketch that I had found on Pinterest.  I’m just using up some scraps from a kit that I had received at Crop & Create for Vicki Boutin’s class.  I love these colors! I colored the image using my Copics and the sentiment is from Sweetly Framed stamp set from Stampin Up.

I hope you like it and please play along with us at Penny’s this week..as always, our challenge is anything goes and we would love to see what you are creating this week!

Design Team · Other stuff · Uncategorized

Use Your Stuff – Summer Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the SUMMER FUN blog hop at Use Your Stuff
Summer is just about here and the ladies of Use Your Stuff are excited and wanting to share some hot summer projects using our stash! We hope that these projects inspire you to create your own fun summer scrapping projects!
The Blog Hop will run from May 29th until June 4th. You have all week to hop along and see what we have created for you.
Hop along with us for a chance to win this great prize pack:
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Here are the rules for the hop
1. You must leave a comment on each Design Team members blog as well as the UYS blog
2. You have from May 29th until June 4th 8pm EST to enter. Winner will be announced on June 6th on the blog.
3. Create and link up your own summer project for an additional chance to win using the link on the blog.
4. International scrappers welcome.

 

Hi!  Welcome to my part in the UYS summer blog hop…you should have arrived from   Christine’s blog.  If you haven’t you can go back to the start of the hop on the UYS blog so you don’t forget anyone….all the links are at the bottom of this post too, just in case you get lost!

I love summer!  Here in Calgary, in my house anyway, summer means camping and a lot of time outdoors.  We have a lot of winter here in Canada..sometimes up to 8 or 9 months of it, so when that warm weather hits, you know we are outside!

Summer always makes me think of fun, bright colors. Everything seems so much more vibrant and alive!  So for my project, I wanted to share with you some embellishments that I made in a class I took at Crop & Create with Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine.   The class was hosted by one of my crafting idols Vicki Boutin!  We were using her new line of products from American Crafts and they are just so fun…there are stickers and water color stickers, die cuts, crayons and oh so much more!  These embellishments are made with fun, vibrant uses of color.  They give you the happy feeling inside and that’s what summer is all about!  Happy happy fun fun!! 🙂

We were learning to just have fun and create layers and textures to make some knock out embellishments.  Don’t throw away those scraps…instead, grab them along with some adhesive, some pop dots and whatever little bits and bobs you might have around and create some amazing embellishments while you binge watch your favorite shows!

 

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I hope you enjoy these and I hope you will create some of your own to use on some great layouts or cards. Now you are off to Majo’s blog  to see what great summer fun she has for you but the list is below just in case you lose your way!

 

Cards · Me Stuff · Uncategorized

I killed a kit!

When I was at crop & create a couple of weeks ago, I got a kit when I attended Vicki Boutin’s cluster class.  It was just a small kit, made up mostly of the Moonstruck collection from Pink Paislee.  I finally put that puppy to bed.

Besides the 3 layouts ( 1 Single & 1 double from the class) I managed to get in another single layout and 4 cards.  I probably could have stretched another one or two cards as I have a few die cuts and some of the rub-ons left and one 3.5 x 5 strip of paper! LOL However, I called it a day and figured I got the just of it. 🙂

I will be sharing the projects over the next week, so here is a card that I made, which I put together for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge this week.

MFT Sketch #327 #mftstamps

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I did add some extra sequins for my card just to bring in some more of that gold from the rub on at the top. The alphas came with the kit as well and they are American Crafts.

I hope you like it!

Entered into these challenges as well:

4 Crafty Chicks: Flowers

Craft Rocket Challenge: Inspired by a book or a movie (For the Roses by Julie Garwood – one of my faves)

Crafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes

In the Pink Challenge blog: Flower Power (& lots of pink)

Creative Fingers Challenges: Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack- Anything Goes

 

Design Team · Layouts · Uncategorized

UYS Challenge #257 Spring is in the Air!

Morning all!  I am fresh-ly back from an amazing weekend spent with the uber-talented ladies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine and their 2nd annual Crop & Create Calgary.  What an amazing time and the love and inspiration these ladies share with us is just incredible, not to mention their AMAZING sponsors!

Today for our Spring is in the Air Challenge on the Use Your Stuff blog I want to share a layout that I created over the weekend in Vicki Boutin’s Cluster’s, Bubbles and Layers, Oh My! Class.  In this class, Vicki walked us through some fun techniques for creating little clusters and adding dimension with layers and (your friend) foam dots!  We used an amazing kit of papers and embellishments from Pink Paislee’s Moonstruck collection.  This collection is not normally colors that I work with but after creating some amazing layouts I really do love it!

This is the single layout that we created and I thought that those beautiful fussy cut flowers are a perfect indicator of spring.  We used an awesome technique with black paint and dishsoap – blowing bubbles (so much fun!) that you can see on the white cardstock layer.

” more like a snow cone than a volcano”– Vicki Boutin

” Blossom to Awesome” – Vicki Boutin

This layout also used a bunch of rub ons from the collection (I had forgotten how much fun rub ons can be) as well as some of the ephemera pack!

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I hope you like the layout, and I hope you will play along with our challenge.  Be sure to click on the link attached to Vicki’s name above so that you can check out her artist page on FB where she will be highlighting some techniques, tutorials and just fun with her new Vicki Boutin Line with American Crafts! Woohoo! We got to see and play with some of  these at C&C and they are freaking fantastic!

Thanks for stopping by!

Other stuff · Uncategorized

Crop and Create – Calgary

So, as previously talked about in an earlier post, my friends and I attended the first ever (and much anticipated)  Crop and Create Calgary held by Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine.

Wow!  As this was the inagural event, we didn’t really know what to expect, only that it was supposed to be amazing.  We were not disappointed!  These ladies put on one hell of a party!

Despite the fact that some of their stuff didn’t arrive when it was supposed to  – “it was on the pallett”, Catherine and her team made sure that we were not lacking for anything even if it was for just a day.  It all arrived later that night just in time for the next day of fun!  There were laughs, there were smiles, chocolate,  there was a photo booth and more fun than you can shake a stick at! They had make and takes as well as classes, a couple of stores and really just everything you could want to have a fun cropping weekend away!  We were all given a lovely goodie bag with an entire kit  & instructions to make some amazing layouts, a few cards and enough left over to play some more.  There were also additional kits that you could buy and those went like hotcakes!  They had a wonderful door prize table made up of some of the greatest products you could ask for from from the biggest sponsors in the business.  I am happy to say that I was lucky enough to win a paper pack from Doodlebug that I will hopefully be cracking into sometime soon.

They gave us a wonderful lunch both and a ‘sweet’ evening dessert buffet.  The greatest thing they gave us though, was themselves…they were always available to answer questions, to talk with us, laugh with us, offer advice and share their stories, or just let us sit down and watch them work.  You couldn’t ask for a nicer bunch of ladies!

If you get a chance to attend a Crop and Create Event in your area – do so!  You honestly won’t be disappointed and you will have the time of your life.  I know I did.