Tuesday, July 27, 2010

They've Done It Again

Yup!! Sass has ANOTHER new line that I love. It's called Count Me In!!!!

The moment I laid eyes on it I said "this is perfect for Sara's first day of school photos". Don't ask me why -- we haven't even picked out what she is going to wear on her first day yet, but that is what this line said to me.

Love it!!! Way to go Sass!!!

Can't wait to see what they introduce next :)

Mix and Mend

I love Sassafras Lass!! It is one of my must haves whenever I find it. It is always such a fun paper line and I adore it. But this time they've really done it. They've shocked me with something I totally didn't expect. The newest Sass line is .... well ....

I'm not really sure how to put this into words ...

Umm ...

Quite possibly ...

Most likely ...

My most ...


I am head over heels in love with Mix and Mend!!!! I can't wait to add it to my collection!!!! I love love love it!!!! Woo hoo!!!!

Check it out on their blog -- introducing Mix and Mend...and a fun way to win it!:!!! Sass as you've never seen it before :) Love it!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Folding Technique Card

This week on the Scrapping Turtle forum Tracey is challenging us to step outside of our box and try a new technique or product. Perfect timing!!! On Saturday I attended a crop hosted by my friend Noel (thanks Noel!!!!) and had a fabulous time with a wonderful group of ladies. Noel shared some cards that she'd created recently and I gave this one a try. Thanks to my friend Shirley for showing me how wonderfully easy this card is.

I had a great time at the crop and I was somewhat productive too :) I made two cards (I'll try to share the other one soon) and put together three double page layouts. The best part was just being with such friendly folks and having an enjoyable day!!!

Thanks to Noel, Janet, both Lori's, Shirley, Emma, Monica, Diane, Mavis and Noel's daughter for a fabulous day (I hope I didn't miss anyone) :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

June Mystery Kit

In June I attended my first Crop For The Cure. This is a fabulous day crop organized by my dear friend Tracey and her family in support of raising money to fight breast cancer. It was an incredible day and I can't wait for next year's crop :) I spent the day with some very dear and fabulous friends, including Tracey, and took a wonderful layout class taught by my friend Lori from the Scrapping Turtle. Tracey's sister Amanda Stratton was there to take incredible photos of us all -- she took the fabulous photo featured on the layout below. If you are looking for a photographer give her a shout -- you won't be disappointed.

The Scrapping Turtle offered a special Crop For The Cure mystery kit, which was also the store Mystery Kit for June. This is the layout that I created and I was thrilled to win the Mystery Kit contest.

I love this photo of myself with four of my very dear friends - Lori, Lisa, Marissa and Ria.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fussy Cutting

I have a folder of things that I've created and haven't yet shared. I thought it was time for me to get them out of the folder and onto the blog.

This was created for a challenge from Anne Marie from the previous Scrapping Turtle Design Team. I used the Junior line from American Crafts for this layout about Sara and Sam in their "rocket ship".

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Recipe for a Layout

This week I have a layout challenge posted on the Scrapping Turtle forum. I gave an ingredient list of scrappy items needed to create a layout.

Base ingredients (these are the must haves):
1. Cardstock
2. Patterned Paper
3. Stitching (any type, can be already stitched or done by you)
4. Flowers (minimum of two)
5. Packaging from some type of scrappy item
6. Bling
Mix the above ingredients together into a pleasing arrangement. Add adhesive. Season (embellish with other items not on the list) as needed or desired.
Serve and enjoy :)

The patterned paper I selected already fulfilled a couple of the ingredients -- patterned paper, flowers and stitching. That was a lucky break LOL I used cardstock to mat my photo and my journaling block. I used a section of Prima packaging for my journaling block and added bling to the centres of each of the flowers.

The photo on my layout was taken in June 2009 by the extremely talented Kim Munro.

Please visit the Scrapping Turtle to see what the other DT members created and to post your layout using this recipe.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July Reveal

It's Reveal Day on the Scrapping Turtle forum!!! This month I've been playing with the Family Heritage Collection from Adorn It (Carolee's Creations). It was a great line for both heritage and non-heritage photos alike.

Here is what I created with it:

"Pure Happiness" was my Sneak Peek for the beginning of the month. These are recent photos of the children and the line worked fabulously with them.

"Mother" showcases a photo of my brother and I with our Mom on Mother's Day. I used the Quickutz Nesting Flowers dies on this layout -- they are highlighted in Quickutz Korner this month over at the Scrapping Turtle.

"Grandmother" showcases a photo of my Grandma and Great Grandma with the grandchildren. This is one of my heritage photos, although it isn't that old in the grand scheme of things.

"A Family ... " highlights a photo of my Daddy, myself and my brothers taken when I was a baby. I love this photo!!! My Daddy had the most amazing smile :)

I hope you will visit the Scrapping Turtle forum to see what the rest of the Design Team created this month. Fabulous projects!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Vicki's Card Sketch challenge

Vicki posted a fabulous card sketch in the Scrapping Turtle forum. I used it to create this sympathy card for my Uncle. Now I need to get it sent off in the mail.

Fabulous sketch Vicki!!!! I hope everyone will visit the forum to see what the other DT members created with this sketch.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Pass The Turtle Shell

One of the things I look forward to each month is the Pass The Turtle Shell game on the Scrapping Turtle forum. I started this as a fun little game and it has taken off in leaps and bounds. I have regular players every month, new players joining, and others who play as often as they are able. I love how popular it is and hope to continue running it for a long long time. Not only do I enjoy seeing all of the fabulous layouts that are created by each participant, I love playing along. I have so much fun with these layouts.

Here is my Turtle Shell layout from June. I used the Basic Grey Granola line for this one. The photo was taken of myself and my sister-in-law on Mother's Day. Although we are sisters through marriage, we truly are heart sisters. There was an instant connection when we met that has only grown stronger over the years.

I also discovered two previous Turtle Shell layouts that I haven't shared here yet. I'm not sure right now which months they are for. I hope you enjoy them :)

Little Man uses some Pebbles papers that I got at the Scrapping Turtle Auction.

A mixture of Reminisce and Best Creations makes this fun layout of Sammy and his construction toys.

Monday, July 5, 2010

July Product Highlight

This month the Scrapping Turtle is highlighting a new service they are providing. They are now offering the ability to die cut 12 x 12 " cardstock and patterned paper in a variety of fabulous shapes. The Design Team showcased some of the available shapes for our July Product Highlight. You can see our creations here in the forum or on the blog.

I love die cut shaped papers so I'm really excited about this service. I can't wait to try out all of the different shapes that they have available. I think this is a great idea and I'm so glad that they now have it available.

I used my die cut paper as a background for this layout showcasing Sara playing in the water park at Hershey Park last September. I cut my patterned paper to fit the design of the background die cut to maintain the design.

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Tanya's Layout Sketch

Goodness!!! I need to clean the dust bunnies and cobwebs off this blog and get posting. I've been a lazy blogger the last few weeks. Whoops :( I have so much I need to post and need a day to get things updated.

This week on the Scrapping Turtle forum Tanya has posted a fabulous layout sketch. You can find the thread with the sketch here. I had a lot of fun working with this sketch and have to admit that my layout rather took on a life of it's own. I was quite flexible with the sketch LOL.

I used Bo Bunny's Block Party line for this layout of Sammy looking out the window at Niagara Falls, Ontario last July. He was in awe of how high up we were and everything he could see.

Thanks for looking!!!