Thursday, September 01, 2016

A trip to NYC

It that time again, time for a new reveal and sketch challenge at Creative Scrappers- sketch 298 is up on the Creative Scrappers blog and it's a fun one. I love the circle and the opportunity for multiple photos. This is a layout about a trip to NYC, fun times to see landmarks, and run in Central Park. We have been there a few times and always try to get a run in Central Park done. I love to go up to the Plaza, just to get that Home Alone vibe, or even Eloise at the Plaza... I once saw Lenny Kravitz getting out of a cab. There are just so many people and things to see. We have barely scratched the surface, and I can't wait to go back and spend a bit more time away from the conference Hubby attends, to bike ride in Brooklyn, or even visit Staten Island. We only see the statue from afar.

Here's the sketch:

and here is my take:

I used some My Mind's Eye Market Street Nob Hill collection and some wonderful flair badges from Cuts 2 Luv. I saw the NYC themed ones and just knew what layout to make.

Go check out the blog, and enter your take on the challenge for some great badges from Cuts 2 Luv!!

Monday, August 01, 2016

Creative scrappers sketch 297

Summer is ON!! And I love it! The beach, the heat, the road trips, the camping... Love it all! A recent road trip to my grand-father's town for his birthday left me some idle hands time during the drive, and so I got inspired and hand stitched like I never have before. 

This is a photo of our kids and our camping buddies at a waterpark last year. Amazing fun. They play so well together. We watched them hold hands while we were making our way to the lunch area. So fun... We had tons of fun and especially loved the wave pool. The kids had a blast. This oversized Adirondack chair for photos is just icing on the cake.

For August, Creative Scrappers teamed up with The Cut Shoppe with Ashley Horton. This is our fun sketch:

We could choose any cut file from Ashley's online boutique, The Cut Shoppe. Ohhhh, the choices!! So hard as I love so many of them! I finally settled for a swirly one called Spinning Spirals and went to work... I chose some papers that could fit nicely as a colourful background. I flipped my photo added embellishments and voilĂ :

I love this bokeh paper from Simple Stories Summer Vibe. Most of these papers came from the 6x6 paper pad. I was saving this up for a special occasion... It's just so soft and captures the colourful bathing suits...

I admit the stitching was a bit ambitious, but that road trip served more than one purpose. And the conversation with hubby while stitching was way better than me sitting there reading of surfing the web...

Friday, July 01, 2016

Creative Scrappers sketch 296 and free cutfile!

Happy Canada Day everyone!! Family gatherings, BBQ, fireworks and awesome weather! I hope you all have fun!!

It's a great day for a reveal!!

Sketch 296 is up on the Creative Scrappers blog and we have a new sponsor!! It's Just Nick Studio and owner Nicole Nowosad has generously donated a free cutfile for the challenge. Deadline is July 31st- details and free cut file coupon on the Creative Scrappers Blog!

Here's the fun sketch:

Here's the free cut file:

And here is my take on it:

We were visiting the village at the ski resort and the boys decided to goof off in front of the Inukshuk. When I was a kid, there was an old Heritage Canada add on television where the Inuit were explaining the reason behind the building of these Inukshuk- "To let the people know we were here..." Oh how we use the phrase everytime we see one...

   It was a lot of fun to let the lettering from this fun paper peek through the cut file. The papers are by Simple Stories. After making 4 full pocket pages about this mini vacation, I was able to make a layout, and there are a few more pages to be made from this mini kit.

I hope you have a great Canada Day and find a moment to join us and participate in this fun challenge!