Saturday, October 13, 2012

Little Lion Man

Good Morning! 

I just wanted to share a quick layout I made using Creative Scrappers Sketch 228

These pictures are of my middle son Caleb on his first Halloween! He was soooo stinkin cute I can't even stand it! He still is very cute! I think it's a survival mechanism ;) cause if he wasn't so cute some times I think it might not go so well for him! lol

I used the MME Halloween collection (I can't remember the name of it) and some older Halloween papers I had that I fussy cut the bats from. I also used my new Tim Holtz strip die for the circle strips. The background paper is from Simple Stories.

Thanks for stopping by! I've got a super busy day of yard work, hockey and a pot luck out in Big Lake tonight! I hope to get some crafty time in tonight too!



Friday, October 12, 2012

Seriously Creative Challenge: Photo Inspiration

Good Morning all you crafty peeps! It's time for another Seriously Creative Challenge!! This one is a fabulous fall ombre photo inspiration! You can take the colours, the pumpkins, the ombre technique or all of it and make card, layout or project and link it up to win a 10$ gift certificate plus another surprise gift!
Also, head on over to the Creative Accents Blog to enter to win some blog candy! 

I made an ombre background with a mistable resist paper from Heidi Swapp and some Distress re-inkers and Mister Hueys.

I used this fun little felt camera/heart that I won with my Page Maps goodies in the many embellies, so little time!

I tucked my journaling in this fun little kraft envelope I got from Creative Accents. I just added a piece of text paper on the front to jazz it up a bit :)

I used this fun sketch from Creative Scrappers and I flipped it to fit this picture.

I'm also entering this layout in the challenge over at Red Carpet Studio: Child's Play

I love the inspiration over at CSI: color, stories, inspiration and that is where I got a lot of inspiration for this layout! I used the prompts for Case File #40

Well there you have it! I hope you play along with our fun fall photo inspiration!!

Happy Scrapping!! And have a great weekend!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Me go Cule?

Good Morning Bloggers! I had a nice surprise in the mail today...I actually received a scrappy prize that I won! I have the worst luck with getting things lost in the mail...I'm not kidding you, about 50% of the time the prizes that I win show up...maybe not even that often! So it was a nice surprise when the mail showed up this morning with some yummy Claudine Hellmuth goodies!! I can't even remember where I won them from, so I'm sorry for not giving props, but Thank You!!!

This is one of the layouts I made at the Autumn Masquerade crop: I only got 2 2 days...I usually spend most of my time chatting, and shopping! lol This layout is totally out of my comfort zone! I'm not that great at clustering and flowers and all that pretty stuff, but I thought this picture totally went with that rustic clustery vibe :)

I used this sketch from Boys Rule.

The close ups turned out better than the big one...I have a hard time getting a good shot of light coloured layouts.
I used the new Tim Holtz brick strip die. I'm kina in love with it :) I also used the new Ranger metalic Distress stains on the lock and awesome are they?! I think they're my new favourite thing!!

The title is not a type-o, it says "Me Go Cule?" Kieran is the youngest of my boys and the only one not in "cule" and every time I take Caleb or Ethan to school he says "Me go Cule?!" The picture was taken outside of Caleb's preschool on the first day. He was kinda sad that he didn't get to go. He will definitely be ready to go next year!

Here's a close up of my clustery corner :) 

I'm going to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp challenge: Die cuts/punches, and Ranger is having a contest  to use distress inks, and since I use them in every single layout I do, that wasn't hard! Also Simon Says Stamp and Show's challenge is: "Rustification"

Well, I'm off! I have to go get an xray on my foot! It's been messed up for 3 weeks now! Please pray for a resolution! I hope it's not broken, but if it is, then at least I can fix it! I just want to know what's wrong so it can heal and I can start exercising again!!

Have a great day! It's a beautiful one here!



Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fabulous Doilies

Scroll down for my Graphicat Sketch Challenge!!

Happy Friday everyone!! It certainly is for me! My husband is away at school for 6 weeks and he comes home on the weekends. Usually I don't care weather it's the weekend or not, because he works a weird 7 on 7 off schedule, but for this 6 weeks I will definitely be sayin TGIF! lol And this Friday is particularly great because I get to take a break from the kids this weekend and go croppin!! Wooohooo!! I'm so excited!!

Anyway, this week's Fabulous Friday Challenge over at Frosted Designs is Doilies!! You can make anything to play along as long as it's got a doily on it somewhere! This weeks' sponsor is Graphic 45!!! Wooohooo! LOVE G45! Be sure to go over there and show them some love from you Fabulous Frosted Designs Fans!

Here's the card I made for this challenge:

It was just a quick one that used some leftover hexagons from my layout that I just made, a misted doilie and a sticker from the Echo Park Everyday Ecclectic collection (the papers are from that too) and some Studio Calico papers too :)

There you have it! Have a great weekend! I know I will!!



A Graphicat Layout?!

Good afternoon bloggers! I can't believe it's already been almost 2 weeks since my last post! Hockey, school and the gym has been kicking my butt and I have had NO TIME for crafty things! It's really sad actually! But I am going to a weekend crop this Friday night and Saturday all day, and I am sooooo looking forward to it!! 

This post is extremely late!! It was supposed to be up on Monday, but better late than never I guess!! It's time for another Graphicat Sketch!! Loved this one, because it was soooo easy to make into a layout! I just haven't been feelin the card love these days! My mojo has been severely lacking! I think because I've just been so stinkin busy!! 

Anyway, I made this layout of Caleb on his first day of Preschool. How freakin cute is this kid?! I can't even stand it!! Most times it's a good thing, because although he's really cute...he's kinda bad too!! lol 

 And some close ups:

You'll definitely want to head over to Graphicat Sketches to play along this month, because EVERYONE WINS!! Yay!!! So get on over there and get sketchy with us!! I'm off to go pack up my stuff for the weekend!!