Friday, September 21, 2012

Fabulous Friday-trying my hand at an art journal :)

Good Morning all you crafty peeps!! I hope you're having a great Friday! I am so super busy today, this post has to be super quick!! I just started my very first art journal and I am in love :) I looove all the inky, painty, create what you feel goodness!! 

This week's Fabulous Friday Challenge over at Frosted Designs is TRIANGLES!!! Super easy challenge!! I used a Jenny Bowlin banner punch to make these fun triangles and I thought they would be so fun as a cute flower! This journal entry is all about just starting to "art journal" and how I love it!

Here are some close ups:

There you have it! I really hope you play along with us this week!! And do go and see all the fabulous DT inspiration over at Frosted Designs!!

I've gotta run!! Have a great weekend!!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Black Cats Welcome Here

Mornin Bloggers! I'm starting to get into Halloween here! I just love it! Fall is my favourite time of year, and ever since I was a kid, Halloween has been my absolute favourite holiday! I love the costumes and all things creepy! It's getting to look a lot like Halloween over at the Graphicat Designs store too! Cheri's got some new creepy, spooky and ever sarcastic new Halloween digis and this is one of them! I had a hard time deciding which one to do...but I finally decided that the "Black Cats" one was the winner this time. I just love the font and that cat with the moon wrapped around his tail is perfect! 

Oh, I almost forgot! It's time for another sketch too! I was so excited about the new digis I just about forgot to show you the new sketch! lol

It's a fun one isn't it :)

Isn't this a fun new digi? You can go get all of them here. So go do it! lol

I'm entering this card into the following challenges: Use it Tuesday: Anything Goes: I used some hoarded tape from like 3 years ago, and the bat rub ons are from the basic grey halloween collection from a few years back too!
Scrap-Creations: Pick 3: Glitter, Embossing, Die Cutting (tree and fence)
Raise the Bar: I believe I can fly (anything with wings)
Docerela Creations:  Anything Goes

I hope you can get your crafty mojo on and get sketchy with us! Link it up here to win a fab prize!

Have a great day!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Holy Pumpkins Batman!

Good Afternoon! I'm having a totally lazy Saturday...nursing myself back to health...this cold I have has been totally kicking my butt! I pray it's gone soon!

I made this layout for our challenge over at Seriously Creative Challenges

To play along, you must create a project that includes a book print/ text pattern and at least one textural or dimensional (non paper) element. Perfect for those back to school or fall layouts!

I made this layout based on another awesome Boys Rule sketch.

I am now officially in the Fall scrapbooking phase of the, but I'm not into using traditional fall products...go figure :) This layout is really bugging me actually...because I glued it all down, then realized the stinkin chevron pattern is vertical!!! arrrggg!! You can tell I'm sick eh?! Oh well, not much I can do about it now...short of starting over again...which I am NOT going to

 I used a couple fab new stamp sets from Studio Calico/Hero Arts. I just love this alpha stamp! It's got an outline alpha stamp and a solid! So many different options with that one! The second new one is another Studio Calico/ Hero Arts stamp that I stamped onto some Claudine Hellmuth sticky backed canvas. It's a cute little banner that says "My Happy Place" lovin it :)

 The banners are from the Basic Grey "clippings" collection, and so is some of the patterned paper. 

The leaves were die cut with my Tim Holtz movers and shapers leaf dies. 

And the "Batman" letters are from Jillybean Soup

I really hope you can play along with us this month at Seriously Creative Challenges and challenge yourself to  play with some different textures! They can be super fun and add some great dimension and interest to your layouts!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wanna Ride?

Good Morning! I'm sitting here drinking my coffee that I made with a piece of paper towel as a filter because I forgot to buy filters I can tell you that it makes some pretty strong java!! 

In case any of you were wondering how the "Tour de Cariboo" went, I made it 65km!!! I was pretty proud of myself because I'd only ever rode 36kms before and that was no hills...the route for the Tour has a loooot of hills and I rode up every single one of them until I couldn't go any longer! Next year I'm doing the whole thing. I figure if I can do 65 with hardly any training, then 75 with a year of riding under my belt will be totally doable! Not to mention that I really hope to be a lot lighter next year too!

Anyway, I wanted to show you a super quick layout I did the other night using one of the August sketches from Boys Rule.

I know this sketch only has 2 pictures, but I really wanted to add that adorable picture of Ethan up close in the wagon, so I added it with my title.

There's a lot of fabulous space for journaling in this sketch, but the patterned paper made it difficult for journaling to be very legible, so I thought I would do my journaling with teeny alpha stickers and it showed up really well!

I'm still working at using up my August Counterfeit kit, and this polka dot paper was my last full 12x12 now I think I'm going to work on making Septembers :)

Well I'm off to clean my house!! I swear it never ends does it?! 

Have a great day!


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Finally!!!! I missed my precious technology!!

Howdy Y'all!! You might be wondering why you haven't heard from me recently. Well, my modem decided it didn't like to work anymore, and so I had to wait for a replacement in the mail...over the long weekend...
Needless to say, I've been having some harsh techno-withdrawls!

I'm just going to post quickly tonight though, because it's way past my bedtime, and I'm doing a 75km bike race tomorrow!!! Please pray that I don't die!! lol I am not sure that I'm going to do the whole thing, but I'm really going to try!! We're doing it in a relay, but I start first, so I'm just going to go until I can't anymore...ya never know, I could get all the way ;)

This layout is of my cute little adorable cowboy Caleb at the Canada Day Parade. So adorable!! I finally got to use my Tim Holtz alphabet die that I bought ages ago!! I looooove that it will cut chipboard!! I can make my own "thickers" now! haha

I'm pretty happy with how this layout turned out, and it was finished really quickly too! I finally just decided that although it is artistic and I really love making great layouts, the main reason I do this is for memory keeping, so I have made myself not overthink layouts anymore and I get them done waaaay faster!! 

I used yet another fabulous sketch from Boys Rule for this layout :)

All of these yummy products I used were from my August Counterfeit Kit.
I'm also entering this into the challenge over at Scrapfit: Workout 75 is "Trendy Twine" I soooo love twine :)
and also into the challenge over at Anything But a Card: Anything goes! (as long as it's not a card! lol)

Well, there you have it ladies and gentlemen! Wish me luck on the Tour de Cariboo!! Pray I am alive tomorrow night!!