Friday, November 11, 2011

He's gonna be a Heartbreaker :)

Hello Blog Land! It's Remembrance Day here in Canada, and I know other countries have their own version of this holiday today as well. It's a day to stop and remember all those soldiers who fought  for our freedom, and those brave soldiers who are currently enlisted. I know I take it for granted sometimes, but when I stop and think about all the rights and freedoms that we enjoy today, I am so grateful for those men and women who risked their lives so that we could live ours! We took the kids to the Remembrance Day Ceremony this afternoon and they got to see all the soldiers, cadets and veterans. It was pretty cool to teach Ethan about the reasons why we observe this holiday. 

Here's a layout that I created about my "little middle" and his super caa-ute smile! These photos were taken last year at our Church's Father's Day picnic.

I used the super fun Coredinations gear paper. When I sanded it, I found even more embossed layers that I didn't even know existed!  I thought the Tim Holtz Gears would go perfectly with this paper too. I cut them with acetate and used some alcohol inks and distress stickles on them.

I cut the hearts with more of Tim's dies, and embossed them with the Sizzix brick folder. I painted them, then added some glimmer glam on top of them and smeared them around. I really like the effect it gave them!

I'm entering this layout in the challenge over at Frosted Designs. They're challenge is "embossing".

Well, that's it for tonight. I'm cropping tomorrow, so I've gotta go pack up my stuff....that's the one thing I don't like about scrapping somewhere else...I could easily become a hermit scrapper if I was a little more lazy and a little less social. lol

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Graphicat Sketch Challenge

Good Morning Bloggers!! It's time for another fabulous sketch from Graphicat Sketches! Are you ready to get sketchy and get some of those Christmas cards done? Now it doesn't have to be a Christmas card, it doesn't even have to be a card, but if you want to play along, it does have to be based on this sketch, which rocks, so it won't be hard!

See?! How fun is this?!  I flipped the sketch for my card...and *gasp* I made a Christmas card!! I must admit, it wasn't easy for me, as I'm not big on making Christmas cards, but I suffered through it, and I must say, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

Pretty cute eh? The image and sentiment are both new releases from Graphicat Designs. I just loooove this cute little snowman!
Most of the papers are from the Prima North Country line...LOOOVE IT!! The music paper is just from my stash, and the die cut paper is the Kraft Core...soooo amazing! One thing I learned when die cutting and sanding this awesome paper is that you should always sand first! lol now most of you are probably going *DUH!!* but, well, it was late ok?! lol And on another note, for those of you who think that you don't need the Adirondack Paint do! I always thought I would never buy them, because I can just use acrylic paint...and that is true for a lot of things, but they work soooo amazingly for distressing edges with that little sponge! I used my white dauber on the die cut flourish and I love how it looks like snow :) I used perfect pearls and water to paint the edges of the frame.

Well, there you have it! You have until the end of the month to play along with us and you could win some digis from Graphicat Designs!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Creative Accents Sketch Challenge

Good Morning Bloggers!! It's that time again, the beginning of the month when all the fun new challenges come out! This month Creative Accents Challenges has a fab sketch for you to play with! 

I love that this sketch is so open for interpretation and works perfectly for a card or a layout! I did a layout for this sketch. I've been making so many cards lately, I've been just itching to scrapbook!! So here's what I made:

I'm so happy with how it turned out! I can't take credit for the title though, I saw it on another fabulous scrapbooker's blog: D's Paper Studio. If you want some inspiration, definitely check her out...she's pretty awesome :)

I cut these leaves and acorns with my trusty Tim Holtz dies out of canvas, then I mixed Glossy Accents and Perfect Pearls together and painted it on. I really like the way they turned out! 

I did the same with this cute little TH pumpkin die. I wasn't even going to add the pumpkin, but then I die cut the flourishes and put them down and it reminded me of the curly pumpkin vine thingies, so I decided to make a little pumpkin to go with seems fitting doesn't it? lol

You have until the end of the month to create a card or layout with this sketch and link it up here for a chance at a prize to be announced later!