Saturday, January 29, 2011

Here's hoping for more snow....

Another storm is on it's way! I hope it's a good one, I am still waiting to have a snow day and to take pictures of a snowman. I have so few pictures of the kids playing outside, some of it because we haven't had much snow and some of it because I'm too darn lazy to put my coat on and go out there...LOL.

One of the challenges at Scraptures last weekend was to create a layout, photograph and post it within an hour...yea I think I'm still twitching....LOL I'm a slow scrapper for sure.....this is what I came up with for the challenge.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

You know when you get half way through a scrapbook kit and wish you had another piece of pattern paper that you just used on a previous layout? Yes, I do this, and in this layout I really wanted another piece so I tried to make one that resembled (beacause you know you can't get it exactly the same) but if you can make something that you like then it's all good.

I took the yellow piece of card stock and inked the edges, I took bubble wrap and stamped the corners...then it was too dark! NOOOOO! so I sprayed it with yellow maya mist and tada! done....and I'm pleased. The backgroud page is the card stock that I altered and the two other pieces are the glitz pattern papers that I cut vertically so I could have both awesome patterns in my layout. This is Scraptures January Kit...loved it!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Scrap-tures Blog Hop

Welcome to Scrap~tures Birthday Celebration blog hop!!
Thanks so much for joining us and we hope that you gain lots of inspiration and continue to hop with us!!

Scrap~tures turned one this month so the theme for this hop is BIRTHDAYS!!!!!

If you just happened by this blog and didn't realize a blog hop was taking
place, please go back to Scrap~tures start the Hop. You won't
want to miss all the inspiration from our team....... or the chance to win a prize :-)

I made formal wear for cupcakes! The pinwheel flower is a perfect embellishment for a cupcake so I created this one with the Martha Stewart boarder punch and a one of her butterfly punches. The strip of paper is 12x1.5 and scored every 1/4 inch and then folded. Glue down the center piece with strong glue is it naturally wants to pop out. I used a straw to go into the cupcake and cut out a cup cake holder in the matching paper (ki memories)

This blog hop will run from today, January 21st – January 23. We will be
drawing for winner February 1st, along with all the other draws.

Follow along in our blog hop! Your next stop is Kelly's blog

Friday, January 14, 2011

Two layouts in far.

It's kind of crocked...sorry about that....I used the kit from Scrap-tures to create this and a SCAL file for the chandelier First Christmas layout in a long time....don't fancy Christmas layouts for some reason, but one every 3 years is good.

Monday, January 10, 2011

More Scrap-tures cards

With only scraps left in my card kit I created this with the Martha Stewart butterfly punch, I like the variety of colours in the paper.

More scraps, canvas and sewing.

Spellbinders scallop squares and a hand made flower...lightly mist the paper with water to make it plyable, make it much easier to shape.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Scraptures Project

Here is the project I made for the 8th anniversary challenge at Scrap-tures. I used last years release of BoBunny's winter collection...very fun colour combo. The large die cut snow fakes are a punch by Marvy purchased from Michaels, the clear acrylic snowflakes are purchased from Avon (yes that is weird) and the blue ones are a gift from Chelle at Scrap-tures (so pretty) The wood (hence the 8th anniversary gift) shadow box frame is from Dollarama and painted white. Paper strips were added to frame the wood and then embellished.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A sneak of my project for Scraptures..

Here is just a little peak at what I have created for Scrap-tures Anniversary Challenge happening this month. On the 6th anniversary the traditional gift is wood....can't say any more...check out the blog on the 6th of January for the reveal. :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas Photos...

Dressed up and ready to go....she's says "mom, my boots and my coat are the same!" She thought it was neet to have matching clothes...LOL Josh and Jason staying warm by the fire..
Time for a ride...thanks Uncle Mike!

Impressed 8 year old ....

Such a cute picture of DJ!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Welcome to a brand new year!

Welcome to a brand new year!

January 2011 is a special month here at Scrap~tures – we’re one year old! Thanks to your support and participation we’ve had a great first year and want to show our gratitude by celebrating all month long with games, prizes, a blog hop, AVATAR challenges and lots of inspiration and fun!!

We have been working hard behind the scenes to provide inspirational challenges, based on “traditional” anniversary gift lists, that will run all month long. For every challenge that you complete (and post in the particular challenge thread AND note in your “birthday book” (master challenge list thread) you can count a candle! Yes, that’s right, for every challenge you complete, you can take the little candle blinkie to put in your siggie line! How fun (and cute) is that? (and that's the answer to "why all the candles?"

AND!! if that isn’t enough, we’re going to have an ANNIVERSARY CROP the weekend of January 21, 22 and 23 so mark your calendars and invite your friends! The crop challenges will start with an early bird challenge (you’ll love it, I guarantee it ;-) ) on Friday at noon and go all weekend long.

The crop will give you many opportunities to gather more candles for your birthday book. Not to worry though, at the end of the month, we’ll give you some time to “catch your breath” and catch up with more candles if you want!!

Why all the candles??? Because, February 1, we will announce our Anniversary Prize Winners! Yes plural!! There will be a grand prize and two runner-up prizes. Denise will be announcing how you can be eligible for the prizes so stay tuned and in the meantime, collect those candles!

Come to the party and be ready to meet some “old” friends of ours who are celebrating with us this month and some of you will be surprised I'm sure by "who" you see....

Questions? Fire away or get out your adhesive and be ready to play the winter blahs away!! Let’s get going! Your first inspirational challenge is already posted in the team member forum! Go for it and let’s see what you’ve got.

Your first January AVATAR challenge is to change up from Christmas to fireworks and other celebratory images! Let's see you get your PARTY ON!! :-)

NOTE: We realize that we’ve used the words ANNIVERSARY and BIRTHDAY inter-changeably in this letter, but just know that whatever you call it, it’s all going to be FUN!