Thursday, July 29, 2010

Prize Winning Garden Layout

I think I'm starting to get the hang of combining challenges from the different groups I belong to.  This weeks Design Team challenge over at Let's Scrap was to do a layout about gardening and we were to use at least one of these colors green, yellow or red.  Also this week on Let's Scrap Cheri gave us another fantastic sketch to work with.  So I decided to combine the sketch and the DT challenge together.  
I was also able to enter the layout in the group Sketchesforyou. Stacy has a stash challenge going on that you are to use brads. Last but not least I was able to enter it in the group Pages In Time where my good friend Denise has a distressing challenge going on and Barbara has a pretty punch challenge.  So I think I did pretty good for combining 5 challenges onto one layout. 
Here is the great sketch that Cheri gave us this week.

and here is my layout.

I couldn't find any pictures of my own garden for Tammy's Garden themed layout but have been wanting to scrap these wonderful vintage photo's of my Aunt Phyllis at age 14.  She had planted the garden for a contest being held by the Horticultural Socity's annual junior Garden Plot Competition.  There were 68 entries and she ended up winning first place. 
My Aunt Phyllis is the only one left from my Mom's family.  I just love going over to visit with her and hear her stories of Mom and her siblings growing up.  She is the one who has given me so many of the old pictures and stories I use in my heritage layouts.  She is a wonderful lady and holds a very special place in my heart.
I hope everyone is having a great week and Happy Scrapping.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Blog Buddy Award

Thank you so much Carolina for giving me the Blog Buddy Award.   I love following Carolina's blog Scrapping Nomad.  She always has interesting layouts and cards and is a super sweet lady who is always quick to help out a fellow scrapper.  Make sure to pop over and check out her blog.

Here is the cute award she sent me

I am to pass the award on to 3 blogging buddies.  It is so hard to just pick 3 from the list of fantastic blogs I visit each day. I decided to pass it on to 3 of the newer blogs I have started following.

1. SabrinaScrapbook -
2. Cyndi's Treasures -
3. Scrap With Stacy -

Please be sure to visit these very talanted ladies, you won't be sorry you did.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I've Been Scrapping Like Crazy

I have been working on some challenges for three different groups I belong to and luckly was able to combine some of them. 
First I did a couple of cards using Kimmy's Card Sketch over at Let's Scrap and I entered both of them into this weeks challenge there.  Both of the cards were also entered into Marie's Card challenge at Pages In Time, and the blue one was entered into Barbara's punch challenge there and Stacy's Monocromatic challenge over at Sketches For You.

The last project is a layout I did of my Son and his Fiance. 

I did this one using this months sketch over at Sketches For You and I entered it in Fia's sketch challenge and also Stacy's Monocromatic challenge. I also entered it in the pretty punch challenge over at Pages In Time . The blue background came punched like that but I did use my two new Martha Stewart heart punches on it. 
If you really enjoy scrapping, using sketches and challenges then you should join one, two or even three of these groups, I know you won't be disappointed if you do.
Until next time, Happy Scrapping.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

I'm A New Design Team Member On Let's Scrap

If you have been following my blog you know that I just love doing layouts using the sketches and challenges from the fantastic group Let's Scrap.  A couple of weeks ago I applied for a postion on their Design Team and this morning I got word from Cheri that I had been picked as one of the team.  I am so excited about being picked.  I have been having so much fun with the great ladies in this group and I've done more scrapping since joining in April then I have in the past 2 years.  If you love to use sketches and do challenges you should come over and join the group, you won't be sorry you did.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Artful Delight Is Having Another Amazing Give Away

Yesturday I posted about the two Cosmo Cricket Kits that  Leeanne, from Artful Delight's was giving away.  Will today she is at it again.  She has an amazing assortment of scrapping goodies to give away to 2 scrappers.  So head right over and find out what you need to do to enter.  Here is a picture of what she has to give away.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Check Out This Great Blog Candy

Leanne over at Artful Delights is giving away some fantastic blog candy this week.  Three people will each recieve Cosmo Cricket, Material Girl Crafting Kits.  Later in the week she is having an even bigger give away, so hop on over and check out her blog you don't want to miss out.  Her is a look at the Cosmo Cricket Kit.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Genuine Boy

I had so much fun with Cheri's sketch that I just had to do another layout using it.  If you want to see the sketch you can check my previous post, or why don't you head over to Let's Scrap and join us for all the fun.

Here is the layout I finished today. I used the Creative Imaginations paper and stickers. Of course the pictures are of my precious Grandson Jacob.  I switched things around a bit in the sketch so that the two layouts wouldn't look to much alike in design.

So until next time Happy Scrapping.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Play Dinosaurs

This week over at Let's Scrap, Cheri had an amazing sketch for us to do. 

Don't you just love it. 
Also at Let's Scrap Caroline had a very interesting challenge for us.  It was to do a layout or card with a shaker box on it.  I have always wanted to make one but just never got around to figuring out how to do it. Caroline gave us some examples and some links to some great tutorials so I had no excuse not to give it a try. So I figured I would kill two birds with one stone.  I used Cheri's fantastic sketch and Carolines great challenge and put them together to make this layout.

The pictures are of my sweet Grandson Jacob who just turned 14 months.  Katie, his Mom, just started back to work so he came to play with me for the day.  He had so much fun playing around with his dinosaurs.  I had this really cute Creative Imaginations Dinosaur paper and stickers so thought it would be perfect for the pictures.  I also had a felt dinosaur so decided to turn him into the shaker box.  What fun I had with this layout.
Well back to scrapping, hope you are all having a great week and Happy Scrapping.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Vancouver Aquarium

I just loved the sketch that Cheri O'Neill did last Wednesday for the Lets Scrap sketch of the week. 

I really liked that it had room for many pictures and I was excited to get to use a film strip in a layout.  Unfortionatly, I had a lot of trouble cutting the film strip with my cricut and ended up wasting a lot of cardstock and still didn't get the film strip to work so had to give up on it. But I did the layout anyway for the sketch challenge.  I also entered it into Andrea's July Color Combo Challenge over at Pages In Time.  One of the color combo's was to use blue, orange and white.

The pictures were taken at the Vancouver Aquarium when we visted my son and his family out in British Columbia last year.  Just after paying for our tickets a guide had us pose for a picure.  Of course having just come in from outside my hubby and my glasses were still tinted so we look like were wearing sunglasses. LOL Also we didn't notice that my little Grandson Jacob, who was just 8 days old, had nodded off while the picture was done so we couldn't see is precious little face.  So the large picture didn't turn out the best but I decided to buy it anyway for the memory of a great day with my family.
The heat and humidity have finally hit here in Ontario and the last couple of days have been unbearble so makes it kind of hard to scrap.  I can't take the heat of my scraproom but if I put the fan on it blow's my paper and embellishments all over the place.  I don't want to complain to much because we had an awful cold and rainy June but I do think it could cool off a little bit.
Hope you are keeping cool where you are and Happy Scrapping.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Moments in Time

It's not usual for me to post a one page layout but wanted to share this heritage page I did.  I recently joined the group Pages in Time  and have been enjoying joining in on their challenges and discussions.  This past week I decided to give their Thursday sketch challenge a try along with making some  ribbon flowers  from a tutorial they had shared in one of their discussions groups.
The layout is for my heritage album and I hope to make another page to go with it very soon.  The picture is of my Grandmother Lilian (Milns) Harrison and my her first child, my father Frank Harrison.  The pictures were take the year of my father's birth 1916.  I used Basic Greys Cappella line. 

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  Happy Scrapping.