Friday, August 22, 2014

La, La, La Love You Layout

Happy day friends!  Today I am sharing my design team layout for The Cut Shoppe

I had a lot of fun creating this layout of my daughter and used two cut files from The Cut Shoppe.  For the background, I cut out the design on white card stock and used the negative piece and backed it with papers from The Simple Stories Homespun Collection.  I also cut the title on black card stock and backed it onto some patterned paper to make it stand out against the busy background paper.  Finally, I fussy cut some flowers and added some stickers and enamel hearts.



Here are some closeups of my layout:





I used the  La La La Love You Cut File from The Cut Shoppe



and also the Lots Of Love 12 X12 Cut File from The Cut Shoppe



There are many, many more designs in the store so be sure to check them all out here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day! Hugs and Smiles.

Very Humbled!

Hello friends!  Happy Friday!  Today I wanted to share some happy news and I am extremely honoured to be published in Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine once again.  I have a layout on page 123 of the 2014 Fall Issue.


I received a copy in my mailbox today and have already read the entire issue.  There are so many ladies that I know that have been published as well.  For my layout, I created a mixed media layout and used drywall tape for texture on my layout.  I took the photos of this adorable deer eating outside my parent's kitchen window.  This little girl was so sweet and so tame that my dad actually hand fed it. It looks like it was smiling in the top photo. Hahaha.


Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine is published in print four times a year and the gals from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine are a fun, talented bunch.  They are always looking for new submissions from Canadians and if you would like to subscribe to this amazing magazine, then click here and sign up.  It doesn't matter where you live.  They mail it anywhere in the world or there is also an app for your mobile device.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy your day!

Monday, August 18, 2014

My Winner Of The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop Is...



Hello friends!  I hope you had a great weekend and did something that you love.  Today I wanted to announce my winner of The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop that was going on all last weekend.  The winner of the Going In Circles Cut File is:

 Carolina Salazar!
Congratulations Carolina!!!

Carolina, could you please email me your email address to scrapnut@shaw.ca so I can send you the digital cut file prize.  Thanks!

Oh, and to all the blog hoppers who commented on all the designers on the hop and The Cut Shoppe Blog, do check and see if you are a winner.  The official list of all the winners will be posted on The Cut Shoppe Blog on Thursday, August 21.

Thanks to everyone that hopped!  Have a great day!




Saturday, August 16, 2014

My Creative Sketches August Sketch And Reveal


Please go here for The Cut Shoppe's Blog Hop.

Hello friends!  Are you ready for a new sketch to get the scrappy juices flowing? Today at My Creative Sketches it is the August Sketch Reveal and the My Creative Scrapbook Design Team and the My Creative Sketches Design Team have created some amazing layouts once again.  

For my layout, I wanted to create a layout of my daughter, son-in-law and their fur baby on their first big road trip with their new motorhome to beautiful Vancouver Island where they had a great vacation exploring the Pacific Ocean and all it has to offer.


and here are some more detailed closeups





Liz Chidester designed this fabulous sketch and I love this multi photo sketch.


Now it's your turn to play along and upload your layout on this fabulous sketch here for a chance to win a fabulous prize from My Creative Scrapbook.  Have you seen all the monthly kits?  There is a kit for everyone.  Check them all out here.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!


Friday, August 15, 2014

Stuck?! Sketches August 15 Sketch & Reveal

Hello everyone!  If you are looking for the blog hop, kindly go here.

Today is reveal day at Stuck?! Sketches for the August 15 sketch.

Recently I visited my older children and their spouses, who live a few hours away.  I snapped these photos of my daughter and printed them in the 2X3 size. I also rotated the sketch by turning it to the right.  For the patterned papers and stickers,  I used Bella Blvd. Scattered Sprinkles Collection as well as some stickers and a crochet heart.  I also added some heart enamel dots.


Here is some closeups of my layout






Here is the sketch.  I love this sketch and it's perfect for multi photo layouts.



There is an awesome giveaway and you have a chance to win a kit from 



Also, from today until August 29, Paper Issues is offering a 20% discount using the code STUCK in the online store here.

Be sure to link up your layout for this wonderful sketch at Stuck?! Sketches for a chance to win.  You have until August 29, 2014  to link up your creation.  All the details are here.

Also, there is something exciting coming to Stuck?! Sketches in September…


Thanks for stopping by and have a creative week!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Some Exciting News!



Hello friends!  Happy Thursday!  If you are hopping along on the blog hop, kindly go here

I have some exciting news to share that I have been keeping to myself for a few weeks.  I was asked to be a new design team member at Creative Embellishments!

If you aren't familiar with Creative Embellishments, they are an online store that creates and sells amazing embellishments for mixed media, scrapbooking and paper crafts.  I love their rubber stamps, flair, wood embellishments and chipboard and can't wait to work with all their yummy products.  Check out the store here.

The official design team announcement can be found on the Creative Embellishments blog here.  My term will begin in October.

I hope you will check it out.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful, creative day!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Cut Shoppe August 14 Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by! You should arrived here from the lovely Danielle's blog, but if you get lost along the way, you can find the blog hop list below.

Allie Stewart -  http://www.magicalmesses.com/
Annelie Maddock - http://swewi.wordpress.com/
Michelle Whorwood -  http://harbourgal.wordpress.com/

For my layout I created a selfie layout of my health journey so far.  I used the Selfie word in The Cut Shoppe as well as the Going In Circles Cut Files. 

For the patterned papers and stickers, I used the Scattered Sprinkles Collection by Bella Blvd as well as a scalloped punch and some sequins.  Here are some more closeups








For my layout, I used the Selfie word from this set of Cut Shoppe Files:





and these:

I am giving away the Going In Circles Set of cut files from the Cut Shoppe to one lucky winner who comments on my blog.  Please be sure and add your email address to your comment below so that I can notify the winner of my prize on Monday, August 18.

Also, each designer is giving away one cut file on their Blog, to a lucky commenter and one winner will be chosen from The Cut Shoppe Blog to receive a $15 Shopping Spree to the Shop!  The Hop will close at midnight on Sunday, August 17th, and winners will be announced on Thursday, August 21st. 

Now it's time to hop over to the talented Michelle's blog to see her layout.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!