Thursday, March 20, 2014

Scrapping Our Stash - The Practical Scrappers Blog Hop

Welcome to the Practical Scrappers Blog Hop 
where we are Scrapping our Stash.

I dug in my stash to find a little bit of everything that tends to get forgotten. Old Chatterbox, old chipboard shapes, not-super-old-but-not-recent stickers. It was fun! 

Papers: Chatterbox Decorative Cardstock, My Mind's Eye (Lime Twist), Sassafras (Nerdy Bird)
Chipboard stars: Lil' Davis, Scrapworks
Stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle
Enamel dots: My Mind's Eye

We are not doing a giveaway on the main blog this month - but lots of our designers are - so make sure to check out each blog!   We have a smaller list this month so it shouldn't be hard to check out all the fun!

Practical Scrappers Blog Hop List

I made this layout for the Captured Candid challenge on Scrapbook Circle using a Laura Whitaker sketch from Let's Get Sketchy March Week 2 challenge.

Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.♥

Monday, March 10, 2014

Lucky You - Scrapbook Challenges GDT Sketch #384

Today marks my last day as Guest DT for Scrapbook Challenges. I had a great time and I will definitely take part in their future challenges!

This is my take on sketch #384, Lucky You:
Darn, forgot to add the date...

This is my daughter Zoey with my brother-in-law Pascal, her Godfather. He always lights up when she's around; I love seeing them together.

I used a prompt from Mojo Hunting. I dug out my journaling tags and used 2 of them on here. One to write on and one to embellish.

Papers: Authentic (Journey and Abroad)
Journaling tags: Jillibean Soup and unknown (I want to say Making Memories? Anyone?)
Cork shapes: Pink Paislee
Burlap buttons: Nikki Sivils
Letters: American Crafts and My Mind's Eye
Ink: Quick Quotes

Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.♥

Sunday, March 09, 2014

You Make Me Smile - Scrapbook Circle February Kit

If I'm not mistaken, I made 5 layouts with Scrapbook Circle's February kit. Although the colours threw me off a little bit at first (not because they weren't nice, but because it's much softer than what I am used to work with), I ended up loving it! The one thing I couldn't figure out how to use were those Maya Road DIY Arrow stickers. Then I saw DT member Jenni Calma's layout featuring the arrows and I was inspired!

The confetti on  Life. Paper. Scrapbook's February Mood Board inspired me to use the wooden embellishments and the enamel hearts scattered on my layout.

Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.♥

Saturday, March 01, 2014

S.W.A.T. Drill # 37: Mixed Media Madness

I'll be honest here: when I saw this week's challenge over at SWAT, I got worried. Mixed media is not my thing at all. I love what others make, but it's just not my cup of tea. After a day or two of thinking about, I decided to embrace it fully.

I took out a 6x12 canvas, acrylic paint, Dylusions mists, stamps, inks, Mod Podge, stencils, letters and finally, my running shoe!

Armed with an idea given to me by my friend Eliane, I came up with this:

I absolutely love it, and it inspires me daily to keep working hard!

Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.♥

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Practical Scrappers On Trend: Gold

I'll be honest with you, I didn't think I was going to take part in this Practical Scrappers challenge. Gold is simply not my thing. But then I received my Hello Today February kit from Scrapbook Circle and it came with a great sheet of gold on kraft specialty paper from Studio Calico.

So here I give you my layout, 31 Months:

Wondering why I came up with this title? I had this picture of my two oldest with their paternal grandfather from 2010. I loved it, but I didn't know what to say in my journaling. Then I read the daily prompt on Mojo Hunting, which was to use our number stickers. It inspired me to write about the time since he passed away in 2011.

I am entering this in the February 1st Challenge on the Stuck?! Sketches blog. Make sure you also check out my pal Eliane's take on the same sketch: Rébi cachée.

Papers: Studio Calico (Atlantic), Chickaniddy (Date Night), October Afternoon (Daily Flash Snapshots)
Tags: Scrapbook Circles printables, Scrapbook Circle Exclusive Tag Set, Elle's Studio
Stickers: Chickaniddy
Enamel hearts: Chickaniddy
Stamp: Scrapbook Circle
Letters: KI Memories, Chickaniddy, October Afternoon

Make sure you check out Practical Scrappers for other golden examples from the DT!
Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.♥

Monday, February 24, 2014

Scrapbook Challenges Guest DT - Sketch #382

Hello again! I'm here to share my take on sketch #382 for my guest spot over at Scrapbook Challenges.

I also used a prompt from my awesome friend Erin's blog, Mojo Hunting.  Here's a short blurb about it:
This is a simple blog, where each day there will be a new idea or product challenge to use in your papercrafting or scrapbooking.
In just a few words every day, she'll get you to use up some of your stash. Make sure to check it out! That day's prompt was to use lots of prepackaged die-cuts. I didn't use all that many, but it's a lot for me, lol!

Now back to sketch #382:

Here is my layout, Looking Back:

I rotated the sketch, obviously, but I think we can still see all the main components of it. I used the camera die-cut instead of an arrow because I just really wanted to use it here!

I used papers, flair, wooden hearts, enamel hearts, stickers, and printables from my Scrapbook Circle February kit. The die-cuts are from Simple Stories.

Papers: Studio Calico (Printshop), October Afternoon (Daily Flash Snapshots)
Flair: October Afternoon
Stickers: My & My Big Ideas, Chikaniddy
Enamel hearts:  Chikaniddy
Date tag: Scrapbook Circle exclusive tag set
Wooden hearts: Scrapbook Circle Heart Wood Confetti
Heart banner: Scrapbook Circle printable
Die-cuts: Simple Stories
Letters: American Crafts 

Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.♥

Monday, February 17, 2014

Scrapbook Challenges Guest DT - Sketch #381

Hello everyone! I was the lucky January winner over at Scrapbook Challenges and I was asked to be Guest DT for the next four challenges. Thank you so much!

Here's sketch #381:

And here is my take on it:

This is a great sketch to use up some of your scraps. After I chose these pictures of Zoey when she was 4 months old, I took out this Echo park collection, Here and Now, one of my favourites ever. I didn't cut into a new sheet at all, I only used the scraps I had. Awesome!

Make sure you check out today's post at Scrapbook Challenges to see the Design Team's take on the sketch!

Papers and stickers: Echo Park (Here and Now)
Background paper: Bella! (Kinda Krafty)

Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.♥