Monday, October 31, 2011

My Scraps and More.. sketch challenge #11 on blog

My Scraps and More Blog posts a sketch on Thursdays and I just found that out so thought I'd join in the fun and play along. Definitely having some fun with the Grandkids school photos. Used some paint on the background to look more like a chalk board and doodled on it with gel pen.


OMG 25 layouts since Oct 25th .. I was on fire!!!

So my friend Lisa is DT at My Scraps and More and I thought it would be fun to play along with her.... but I didn't have time until Oct 25th... and would you believe I am all caught up... 25 layouts to date and maybe only 1 more bonus sketch yet to go when it gets posted. These additional pages will be amazing additions to my family albums which are part of my xmas gifts to the family.
Now I am only posting the finished layouts without the sketches BUT when you like what you see be sure to stop over at My Scraps and More .. see what amazing sketches Tammi and the DT supplied for this fun Sketch - A - Thon .. THANKS EVERYONE. ( and I acknowledge the sketches used to be from DT My Scraps and More.I work with double page layouts for those that haven't followed me before... so I make an effort to multi task with challenges and get doubles out of challenges by joining them where possible.

The humming birds at the cottage are amazing to watch. I take photos of them whenever I get the chance. When it's super quiet they allow me to get really close for these great shots.

This is a single until I get the time to find a sketch and do the other half.... OMG xmas will be here soon enough... and the snow.

This was a double page layout sketch so was right in my comfort zone... used some really funny pictures of myself doing a online crop. Had to put up the tripod and learn how to set the autotimer so I could take pictures of myself .. I am not the subject in too many of my layouts. I usually am the one taking the photos. This was the game Photo Hunt.. and I randomly won this part of the crop from Scrapping Turtle.. my favourite local scrappy store.

Family and friends in Florida.. spending time at the beach.

I haven't done too many school portrait pages yet .. so I thought I'd work on them. Have a few different years to do on each of the kids. If you notice on lots of my pages .. I leave journaling spot and tags empty.. it's because I would like the parents to take the time to add their imput on the pages.

Pages with different age groups are so fun. Seeing their faces as they grow and the expressions is priceless.

Babies are just too cute and make for the most fabulous images on layouts.

I make sure to share photos of the Gramma's with the kids so they have many memories when we are gone.. not very many grandkids even know their great grandmothers. My grand kids did so these are precious pages.

The cottage is our favourite summer hide away... so you will see lots of pages saving these precious memories... for every year.

Friends are those who make your daily life so special and plan to do more pages to share with them too.

OMG they grow up so fast. I love saving so many of the fun occasions at all different ages.
You will note I don't scrap in any order.. I just go with the flow... they can be ordered in the albums when they are all done.. which I don't see happening any too soon.

These four layouts are for a baby album for a gift therefore minus any photos.. the baby is due around Dec 21st.. sure hope the mom gets great photos to add to it.

The 25th photo was in a previous posting. Sure hope you enjoyed these because I enjoyed sharing them with you.

So in doing the many layouts above I used some techniques and items.. be sure to take note for your scrapping of all the things available to you when scrapping.
Paint, misting, layering, hand stitching, pop ups, fussy cutting, punching, stamping, doodling, distressing, inking, blocking, clustering and making tags.
and using products...
copic colouring chipboard, twine tied around things, glossy accenting paper titles, twine, metal accents, stickers, buttons, brads and bling.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Terrifically Thrilling Thursday and xmas punches

Hi everyone.. thought it would be fun to scrap a xmas theme page with non traditional colours and papers.
I however did use the Kreaxions Punches that are xmas designed. The Kreaxions Punch poinsettia #914 fussy border I punched from both sides.. the 2nd side being centred between the punch on the other side.
I then punched a strip with the new snowflake Kreaxions Punch #312 with insert A. All the fall away snowflakes were used to accent the chipboard frame.

Over at My Scraps and More the October sketch Crop is going on so I used the sketch below by Janelle on the layout above.
Hope you enjoyed the non traditional paper layout for a themed holiday page. I am sure you will have great fun trying this technique too... Hope you have a great day...


Monday, October 24, 2011

Martha Stewart Coffin Boxes

These adorable Coffin Boxes from Martha Stewart were a part of the crop at Scrapping Turtle this past weekend. I am sure you would love to make them too.. so here is my finished boxes and the links to the patterns to make them.

Sure hope you have fun making them too...


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Just Imagine Creations .. New Punch and Cookin' Up Creations

This cute layout missing a photo is for a gift for a dear friend. The Challenge at Cookin' Up Creations was to use the sketch (which was for a card) and the twist was to use stamps on it. I used lots of stamps, bling, a tag and 3 D stickers. This week at Just Imagine Crafts I chose to showcase the same new punch as last week in the border... It is the Kreaxions Punch #309. The designs pops out through the background colour. Something so quick and easy looks so amazing and perfect with these papers and is a fabulous accent. It is easy to use punches on cards.. BUT I love using them on layouts. I hope by showcasing all the punches on my layouts I encourage you to get your punches out for all your layouts too.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Sketchy Saturday at Cookin' Up Creations

Sketchy Saturday at Cookin' Up Creations uses my sketch and we are celebrating music, songs, singers this month. So using my sketch and and the title "On This Day" sung by David Pomeranz.. I did the layout below.. lots of fun layers, great borders, rubons, stickers, stitching and inking.

The left side of my double you have seen before but I incorporated it into my challenge this month. The song My LOVE was sung by Paul McCartney and Petula Clark.

Sorry the LOVE side of the double is our for publication...

Here is my finished double page. I also used this right side as my Inspiration for Sunday at Just Imagine Creations using the Kreaxions Punch #309.. one of the newest punches ..(in the border)

David Pomeranz... and the song "On This Day"

I challenge you to use my sketch .. win a ballot for a random draw to a RAK from me.
You have until the end of November 17, 2011 to submit your entry. Use inlinkz and link from your blog please.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Inspirational Sunday at Just Imagine Creations and Sketchy Saturday at Cookin' Up Creations

Hi.. sorry I missed you Thursday at Just Imagine Creations.. but I was traveling so I am grabbing the free Sunday to share with you. These amazing new Kreaxions Punches are fabulous. Here is a layout using a Song Title... On This Day sung by David Pomeranz.
The matted border is punched with Kreaxions Punch #309.. it was perfect. I used my sketch below for this one. You can find out all the details at Cookin' Up Creations in the Blue Plate Specials under Sketchy Saturdays.... Oct 15.. with me.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Scrapbook Challenges

Using Sketch #269 by Emilia at Scrapbook Challenges I did the above layout. Florida beach time is fun... so I wanted it bright and fun. I turned things sideways to accommodate my photos, matted the photos to pop them off the floral print, used Bazill borders, added some brads, titling and tag accent.Every Monday a new sketch goes up.. be sure to visit and see what the DT do with it.. and be sure to share your creation with us.


Terrifically Thrilling Thursday using punched borders with beadsJust Imagine


Hi, I am celebrating .. I just received my newest punches and had to try them right away. It wasn't enough time to play with them so I just did something easy but pretty. I used the new Kreaxions Punch #312 for a full border which I backed with red to pop the punch, I then sewed beads into the centre of the punched snowflakes and added stickles to the little snowflakes.

The fall away pieces I used to break up the circle photos and patterned paper circles. Added stickles to these also.


The close up shows just how pretty the beads are on a punched border.

Thanks for visiting today.. hope to see you everyday. Everyone is having so much fun with the newest of the Kreaxions Punches... hugs Bev