Saturday, October 01, 2016

October Reveal at Creative Scrappers!!

This month's challenge at Creative Scrappers is lots of fun, although it took a bit more effort for me to get 4 pictures on a layout...We're still somewhat in back to school mode here, and so first day of school pictures seemed appropriate. This month's sponsor is Cocoa Vanilla, a lovely paper company all the way from Australia. The collections were not easily available where I live, so I decided to get something done using their cut files. The collections have a soft feel to them. I decided to go with some Simple Stories Life in Color as I felt it softened up my pictures, but also like that they are not specifically back to school pictures....

Here is the sketch:

And here is my version:

It's a new school year and they are ready for grades 1, 3 and 5! I just love these cute flowers and love how the cut files complements them. I hope you enjoy this amazing Saturday...

Happy weekend!

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...