Music Lover

Happy hump day!

It isn’t often I scrapbook anything about myself. It’s equally as important as scrapbooking my kids and family. My kids and grandkids should know who I am, too!

When I saw SG’s challenge to create a layout recording 17 of your favorite _______ (blank), I knew songs would be a great option.

(I love a heckuva lot more songs than just the 17 I chose, but it’s a good starting place).  😃

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I absolutely LOVED this layout concept.

You know why?

I used up some (of a myriad) letter stickers in my stash to create the numbers and song titles on my layout. For variety, I also wrote by hand some of the titles, too.

I also used up more (of my ever-expanding) stash of paper scraps to create the grid. There’s a mix of CTMH, SU, MME and Carta Bella. 

How does this layout inspire you? I challenge you to create a layout about your favorites- music, food, quotes, travel destinations…I’d love to see how you are inspired!

I’ll be back again real soon! Thanks for visiting!

Hello There, Sunshine

Happy Tuesday! How was your Easter break? Ours, in between the craziness of driving all over, was actually quiet and uneventful. My father in law was over for dinner, and a dear friend of ours dropped in on his way through town. Other than that, we laid low. It was quite nice.

I’m looking forward to a couple days to  chill out.  Alone. I haven’t scrapped in a few days and I’m going through withdrawals.

Must. Play.

Now.

Today, I have another layout to share with you. This layout was another submission to SG’s St. Patricks Day crop fun. This was supposed to be a monochromatic color scheme, but try as I might, it just wouldn’t come together.

Until I threw a tiny bit of white, blue and yellow into the mix.

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I used bits and pieces from a Jillibean Soup collection, as well as a Dollar Store doily in the background. The patterned papers are all K&Co.

Thanks for dropping in and spending time with me. I’ll see you again real soon!

CTMH Blossom Enjoy Life

Hello dear friends. I’m dropping in quickly to share another project with you. I’m home for part of today, then I’ll be on the road again. Life should return to normal for a couple days, then I’ll be on the move again- this time to pick up my kids.

Who I miss already! It’s been only two days! Thank goodness they’re only gone for a few days. I might go crazy if it was any longer.

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I began this layout by spraying HS mists in the background and layered the patterned paper on top once it was dry. I cut the pennants using scrap CTMH papers- the photo mats are also CTMH (Blossom).

The title was cut using my cricut and layered over miscellaneous washi tape from my stash.

Please join me again soon for more layout inspiration.

SG Challenge Layout

Phew! Another week begins today! Are you ready?

I’ll be away again either late tomorrow or early Tuesday for the night. My Oma’s funeral is Tuesday. I’ll catch you again soon after that!

I wanted to share another layout with you today. Again, it’s a double page spread, which was inspired by a sketch over st Scrapbook Generation. It was a challenge in their St. Patricks Day crop a few weeks ago.

Here’s how it inspired me:

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I used a mixture of scraps from my scrap box and journaling cards from miscellaneous paper kits from MME.

The floral background was cut with my cricut and the background was created using HS mists.

Thanks for dropping by and spending time with me! I’ll be back again real soon! 

CTMH Our Story Double Page LO

I’m back again today to share more scrappy goodness with you, even though I am not at home. This post- and tomorrows- were pre-scheduled. We left mid morning on Friday to meet my in laws halfway between here and Oyen so that the twins can visit their grandparents for a few days over Easter break.

Today, I have another layout to share with you. This one is actually a double page spread- made using some CTMH PML cards.

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As you can see, I used CTMH Our Story PML cards to embellish this spread, as well as Beloved Bouquet stamped flowers. All the papers here are K&Co.

Thanks for joining me today! I’ll be back again real soon!

Way to Go! Skating Card

Hi everyone!  I’m back again today with a special card I made Wednesday for our friends’ figure skating showcase yesterday.

But first! Oh my gosh!  Guess what just arrived?! I wasn’t expecting it until the 31st!

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My pictures! !!

Guess what I’ll be doing this afternoon?! 😂

OK. Now that I’ve got my excitement out the way–back to the card I’m going to show you.

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My inspiration came from a card I found on Pinterest. Instead of a drum set silhouette, I found a figure skater silhouette on Google. I printed her out, trimmed the paper to size, then stamped directly on top.

I used SU Gorgeous Grunge in CTMH Basic Black, Sweet Leaf and Thistle inks. Lastly, I cut Way to Go with my cricut.

You’ll find my inspiration card here.

I hope our friend likes her card! (She’s 9…I thought it was perfect for a tween!!)

See you again real soon!

CTMH Fast & Furious

Hello dear friends! We are officially on spring break! Woop! I have kiddos laundry to finish and packing to get started- we hit the road Friday and will be back sometime Saturday. 

We’ll be back in Edmonton on Tuesday for Oma’s funeral. It’s going to be a busy weekend and start to the week!

I’m back again today with another layout. This layout was created as part of a challenge at scrapbook generation awhile back. The challenge was to create a layout using red and tan (colors).

As always, I began with a sketch for inspiration. My inspiration came from none other than the talented Laura Whitaker.

Here’s my take of her sketch:

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I began with a 6×6 Heidi Swapp hexagon stencil and some mists. I layered red, gold and brown washi tape  across the page, then layered red and beige patterned paper on top of that. My photo (4×4 inches) will be layered atop the chocolate patterned paper.

For the stamped portions of my layout, I used CTMH Fast and Furious; some of the washi is also CTMH.

I hope you enjoyed today’s layout! I’ll be back again soon with a special custom card that I whipped up yesterday for our friends’ figure skating showcase today.

See you again real soon!

At Peace

Hello friends!

Well, the phone call I’d been waiting for finally came late Monday afternoon. My Oma passed away peacefully at 4 pm.

I still haven’t heard from my mom, but I imagine I’ll get the details I’m waiting on soon enough.

I’m certain my Oma visited briefly this afternoon. I heard a grandfather clock chime and I wasn’t at home. (Grandfather clocks and my Oma were synonymous, in my mind. Also iced tea and lemon cake. Mmm.)

I’m not sad, really. Oh, I should say grieving. Of course I’m sad she’s no longer here. I’m at peace with the entire situation. I’m glad she’s no longer in pain and no longer anxious. I could see it still in her last days. Her movements and certain mannerisms seemed to indicate she was struggling with something.

I’m just so relieved she’s in a better place. That struggle is finally over. She’s now reunited with her sisters- along with Opa, uncle Rudy and the aunt/uncle I never met (that died in infancy). Her quick wit and feisty spirit will be sorely missed here, but celebrated over in heaven.

Rest easy, Oma. Our loss is heavens gain.

Till we meet again.

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The future is now. I finally understand.

#future

Favorite

Oh boy, my kids are ready for a break. From school. One of my daughters has been dawdling a lot in the recent past. Getting out of bed isn’t the issue; it’s getting breakfast eaten and her clothes put on. It’s never been a fight until time change a few weeks ago. Urrgh!

How does a layout sound today? I’m feeling it, so that’s what you’re getting. 😉

So, I may have mentioned in the recent past, that I’ve been waiting on pictures from Apple to arrive in my mailbox. Sadly, I’m still waiting. It appears they’re lost in limbo somewhere. On the bright side, they’re kindly expediting a copy of my order right to my door step. 

Two thumbs up for excellent customer service!

My layouts from here on in will be shown “kit style”, meaning that I’ve been scrapbooking without pictures to add to my layouts for nearly a month. Yikes. You’ll notice, in each layout from now until an undetermined date, where the pictures should be will be matted with cardstock. Just so you know.

It also tells you how much I’ve got stockpiled to share with you! I add a little bit more on a daily basis. So, grab a coffee and get cozy!

I began with another beautiful sketch by Laura Whitaker. I turned it 90° and went to town. Here’s what I made using it:

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I used a mixture of Jillibean Soup papers, as well as some Echo Park. I cut the title, hearts and milk glass with my cricut, then pieced them together. I also sprayed mists in the background for an extra layer.

My daughters love Dairyland banana flavored milk; I snapped a picture of the bottle, so I could (one day) scrapbook it. I can now check that off my to do list!

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed today’s layout. I do create scrapbook albums- by commission- for those that are interested. Layout and card kits available, too. More details will follow shortly!

I’ll be back again real soon!

HarMOMica

Happy Monday!

As it turned out, I made a flying trip into Edmonton on Thursday afternoon. My grandmother had taken a turn for the worst, and we weren’t expecting her to live through the weekend.  Happily, she’s still here, but I’m expecting that dreaded phone call any time.

I spent the night Thursday and a good portion of Friday with my extended family and Oma (Dutch for grandma), but had to come back home home to look after my other obligations. I’m sad I had to leave, but I’m glad I had the chance to say So Long before it was too late.

If I disappear unexpectedly for a few days in the near future, that’ll be why.

On a brighter note, I have another layout to share! Once again, I began with a sketch for Scrap Much? by Laura Whitaker. 

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My younger twin used to call this harmonica (which belonged to one of her grandfathers) harmomica.  Of course, it was a moment that needed to be recorded in my scrapbook album 😃

I began this layout by spritzing blue and yellow mists on the layout base, then layered random patterned papers and a large cricut die cut over top.  The circles and title were also cut with my cricut.

Also, CTMH has a new stamp that’s currently available. It’s only available until March 31, and is eligible for purchase as part of stampaganza!

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This fun stamp set is $21.25 CAD and perfect for all your exotic vacation photos. Find it- and many more stamps- on my website. View it any time, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Thanks for dropping in and spending time with me! See you again real soon!