Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lucky 7

I was challenged to use seven manufacturers - no more, no less - for the Lucky 7 challenge at The Scrapping Nook. I used Basic Grey, Color Box, Sandylion, DCWV, The Paper Company, Me & My Big Ideas, and Zig. I adore this photo of Sara taking her 'friends' for a ride on the fire truck. I think she loves Sam's fire truck as much as he does.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Two More Layouts

I've completed two more layouts for the IceCROPades crop at The Scrapping Nook

"I Hope You Dance" is for the Sing With Me challenge. We had to use the lyrics to the song "I Hope You Dance" by LeeAnn Womack. For my layout the lyrics are printed on the photo mat.

"Believe" is for the Full Stop challenge. We had to use at least two different types of punctuation on a layout. I used brackets and an exclamation point. This layout was based on a sketch by Allison Cope (who creates amazing sketches) that was posted on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog. I used it as an opportunity to do a layout about my word for 2009.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another Layout for a Challenge

One of this week's challenges at The Scrapping Nook was to create a layout using the word Embrace. I created Gammy's Embrace using My Little Yellow Bicycle Love Letters, Bazzill cardstock, some Stickles, and American Crafts Thickers. 
I love the relationship between my Mom and my daughter. It is so delightful to watch. Their love for each other is wonderful and they have so much fun together.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Fab Friday Frenzy Online Crop Part 2

Whew!!!! It took me most of the weekend, but I managed to finish all twenty of the challenges at The Scrapping Nook for the Fab Friday Frenzy online crop.

It's All Mine was for the 1 to 10 challenge: I had to use 10 different things on the layout in the applicable quantities. I used:
1 ink
2 photo mats
3 different patterned papers
4 photo corners
5 stickers
6 photos
7 acrylic butterflies
8 buttons
9 brads
10 letters in the title

For the Image challenge I created the XOX card. I am not happy with this card. It looked much better in my brain LOL. The image was a very nice photo of the doors to Massey Hall. I apologize for the fact that my card doesn't do justice to the nice photo.

I like the card I made for Ad challenge # 1 better. I used the basic design of the ad to create this card.

The second Ad challenge reminded me of one of the wond
erful Sassafras Lass papers. So I used one of the Serendipity line to create Li'l Picasso.

Zehnders Splash Village was created for the Layout Less Than $5.00 challenge. The patterned paper was on sale this weekend and was only 25 cents. The cardstock was only 67 cents. The only other consumable I used was Glossy Accents. Definitely under $5.00.

Sadly I created another grim little card for the Win, Lose and DRAW challenge. I think this one definitely falls into the lose category. I'm going to try hard to lose it as soon as possible. I can't draw to begin with, so why I thought I could draw late at night I'll never know.

We were given a nice quote for the Quote challenge, so I used it on It's Me! I'm 3! Much better than that card up above LOL.

Scrapping With The Oldies required us to use at least three items that are at least two years old. I found three papers and used them on this card. The flower is cut from one of the papers.

What's Up Sam? is for the Single and Loving It challenge. I had to use only one manufacturer, so I used my favourite Basic Grey line Archaic. Love this photo of Sam.

How The Years Go By was created for the Regis I'd Like To Use A Lifeline challenge. I can't believe my beautiful girl is three already!!! Look how much she has grown!!!!
The Colour Your World challenge required us to use the colours in the Prima Dude line. I happened to have some of that line so I used a bunch of it on {Dude!}. Love Sam's expression!!!!

The card I created for the IceCROPades challenge is created with:
Image Tree stamps
Evergreen ink
Orange paper and ink
Embossing folder
Sanding and Stickles
The For The Love of Karen T challenge was all about the embellishments. Karen T. creates beautiful layouts with tons of embellishments. I don't think I did her justice with my Merry & Bright layout, but I tried.

How Tweet was created for the Bare Necessities challenge. We were only allowed to use one piece of cardstock and one piece of patterned paper, plus a title. I cut all the branches, leaves and birds from the patterned paper to create the look I wanted. I love this photo of Sam!!!!

We were required to use our scraps for the Just Scrap It challenge. These papers are the same Prima Dude papers that were used for the {Dude!} layout above, except that I used the reverse side of all but one of them. Makes a pretty nice card.

We were given a very specific recipe for the Stash "Stew" challenge - 1 sheet of cardstock, 3 styles of patterned paper, 5 brads, 11 buttons, 1 piece of ribbon, 2 different fonts (one of mine is Heather's Handwriting lol), and a splash of glitter/stickles/bling. I thought the new Basic Grey Bittersweet line was perfect for this wonderful picture of Sara and her Gammy.

The final challenge was the A Year To Remember challenge. We were required to scrapbook about the highlights and/or lowlights of 2008. I created this layout with a short summary of our year by month.

So after a whirlwind weekend that included a birthday party for Sara and three days of not feeling well, I completed all 20 challenges. I'm quite proud of myself for achieving that. Now to get to work on the regular challenges for the IceCROPades!!!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Fab Friday Frenzy Online Crop

The Scrapping Nook is holding an online crop this weekend in connection with the IceCROPades. There are a whole bunch of challenges posted in the forum --- all of which are absolutely awesome!!!! I'm trying to get as many done as possible. Here are my first three.

Right Now was for the Wish You Were "Hear" challenge. We had to do a layout about what we could hear at this moment. At the time the TV was showing Chain Reaction while my hubby was snoring away.

Funny Girl was for the A Bit "Sketchy" challenge. I used my QuicKutz Revolution and my new vine die for this layout. I love how it turned out!!!!!

Samster was completed for the 5 in 1 challenge. We had to used five photos on a single page layout. I was inspired by a layout created by Barb Wong and shared on the Scrapbooks and Cards today blog for this one. The stars were punched out and covered with Glossy Accents.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

It's a Challenge

I finally finished all of the challenges posted this week at The Scrapping Nook for the IceCROPades online crop. Here are the layouts I did this week.

Our Haven was for the In The Still of the Night challenge. I created a layout about our beautiful bed. I used coloured pencils and  Stickles to highlight the flower.

Pick Me was for the Tara Tara Bo Bara scraplift challenge. I added Stickles to the flowers and letters, and used Liquid Pearls on the circle. The photo is of Sara at the apple orchard last fall.
Sweet Joy was for the Ad challenge. I was inspired to try to recreate the one ad as a type of frame around my photo. It was a lot of measuring and cutting, but I think it was well worth it. The photo was taken yesterday.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Winter Wonder Online Crop

I had a pretty busy weekend so I wasn't able to participate in the Winter Wonder Online Crop at The Scrapping Bug the way I would have liked to. I love their online crops!!!! The ladies on the Design Team are so talented and have great ideas. I have a list of challenges I hope to get done in the near future. I did manage to get three of the challenges done, as well as a couple of games. I had fun and look forward to the next one!!!

The first challenge I completed was the Bright and Cheery challenge. We were to scrap a Spring or Summer photo with bright cheery colours. I came up with Spring Beauty, a layout of the beautiful iris that grew beside our driveway last Spring. I stamped the flourishes then added Black Diamond Stickles to them.

The second challenge I did was the Card Sketch challenge. We were given a great sketch to work from and I created my card. I used October Afternoon papers and a cute stamp set from Prima. I actually really like this card.

The final challenge that I completed before the deadline was the Embrace challenge. We were required to use the word 'embrace', add some bling and use one tag. I used this beautiful diecut paper and bracket overlay from My Little Yellow Bicycle, some Prima bling and a tag I punched out. I stamped it with a Studio G stamp, then used my Gelly Roll clear star pen on it and to trace the title letters (Pink Paisley). I even outlined the overlay with Glossy Accents.

Thank you to the awesome ladies on the Scrapping Bug Design Team for a great crop!!!!

By the way, if you are interested in a really fun year long scrapping challenge, check out The Scrapping Bug's Page of the Month Kit Program. Each month they will offer a great two page layout kit packed full of embellishments in a type of Book of Me format. It's a great way to scrap some meaningful pages about yourself. Check it out!!! I'm pretty excited about it myself!!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to our beautiful sweet girl!!!! Can't believe our sweet princess is three already!!! Where did that time go??
Love you baby!!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Scrapping Turtle Creations

I've had so much fun this week hanging out with the wonderful ladies from The Scrapping Turtle. Hannah, Lori, Teresa, Kim and Bev have really treated us well this week (then again, they always do). There have been six 12 x 12 layout pages as make and takes. 

Be Yourself is the make and take page from Saturday. Lots of wonderful stamping, pretty papers and some Stickles on this one. I just had to use this photo of Sara on a Be Yourself layout.

Yesterday there was also a special treat for a specially selected group of Scrapping Turtle customers. We were treated to some special treats and a wonderful class taught by Lori of a mini book that she designed. I had a great time doing this project and love the end result. I haven't added my photos yet, but will eventually. I think this project is so beautiful!!!! 

A HUGE thank you to the wonderful ladies of The Scrapping Turtle!!!! You've made this Scraphopper very happy indeed!!! You're awesome!!!!

I'm looking forward to the auction this afternoon!!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Friday's Make and Take From The Scrapping Turtle

Here is the layout I created at The Scrapping Turtle for their week long anniversary celebration of make and takes - this one was completed on Friday. I added some Stickles to it for a bit of bling.  As soon as I saw the word Imagination I knew I had to use this photo of Sara. Isn't it wonderful how two year olds choose to dress themselves? Sara has an obsession with her swimsuit, as well as dressing herself up in interesting outfits. She spreads her Dora blanket out on the floor and calls it her swimming pool. While my little girl is running around the house pretending it is summer, I am bundled up in several layers against the cold. This photo was taken on December 30th and I was freezing!!!! I wonder if Sara will think about 'swimming' in the house when she is older and wonder what we ever did with the pool.

Oh, and last night when the pizza delivery man came to the door Gary pulled the door open telling Sara to get back into the pool. The poor man is probably wondering how we have a swimming pool in a house of this size. LOL!!! 

Thursday's Make and Take

Here is Thursday's Make and Take from The Scrapping Turtle. I love all the sparkle from the Stickles. Sara really enjoyed the part that day.

Heather Needs

This fun little challenge was posted on a forum I belong to. Go to your favourite search engine and type in your first name and the word needs. Then search. Here's what mine came up with:

  1. Heather needs a rest (what else is new?)
  2. Heather needs men .... now!!!! (I could use the help to move a piano and to do the basement, anything else and Gary might go crazy)
  3. Heather needs two therapists (well okay ... but not all the time!!!!)
  4. Heather needs to grow up (but I don't want to ... and you can't make me!!!!)
  5. Heather needs her bucket (I have no idea why)
  6. Heather needs something to be more satisifed (hmmmmm)
  7. Heather needs a childhood (I had one, but it could be improved upon so bring it on!!!)
  8. Heather £10000 a day (oh yes!!!! starting today!!!!!)
  9. Heather needs a Cloudland partner (no idea what that is, but it had something to do with a dance)
  10. Heather needs to start wearing a brassiere (ummm I've been wearing one most of my life it seems, what else would this torture device be that I wear every day?)
Go ahead and give it a try!!! It's fun!!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Two More

Vroom was completed for a scraplifting challenge in the IceCROPades crop at The Scrapping Nook. The inspirational layout can be found here. I cut the road using my QuicKutz Revolution. I hand cut the cars and arrows, then added Glossy Accents to the arrows and Stickles to the cars.

3.2.1 Fun was the make and take for Wednesday at The Scrapping Turtle. I'm having a lot of fun visiting the wonderful Turtle ladies each day and completing these make and takes. I'm really looking forward to seeing what they come up with next.

A Challenge Layout and A Make and Take

I am currently taking the Techniques 101 class at WeScrap. It's actually my second time taking it, but the first time I didn't have time to do the techniques the way I wanted to. Each week there are several techniques explained in each lesson. This week's techniques included using Glossy Accents and paint. I applied these techniques on the snowflakes. I painted them white, then added a coat of Glossy Accents.

I used them on this winter layout that is for a challenge at The Scrapping Nook as part of the IceCROPades online crop they are hosting. The challenge was to use the wonderful quote by Verna M. Kelly. I chose to scrap these photos of Sara with her first snowman of 2009.

Yesterday I completed another great Make and Take at The Scrapping Turtle. The papers are from Scenic Route and we used a stencil as well as the Revolution on this one. I love the photo of my wonderful family. 

I have the layout finished from the QuicKutz Anonymous class I missed on Saturday with the exception of the photos. I will post it as soon as I add the photos.