Adventure Layout

Hello friends. I’ve got another layout to share with you today.

Finally, the last layout of our outing to the airshow in 2012. I used a mixture of CTMH and Recollections patterned papers, as well as ctmh stamps. The title was cut with my cricut, as was the banner it’s matted on. 

I was inspired by this double page layout sketch.

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Go. See. Do. Layout

Hi everyone! I’m dropping in with a layout today. I am finally done cleaning, organizing and purging my haven…There’s a ton that is getting recycled, and nearly as much that I’m hoping to sell. I’m keeping my fingers crossed on that one. Wish me luck!

Still in the 2012 airshow vein, I added a few miscellaneous pictures of everything else we saw and did while at the show. Miss A was awestruck by the giant balloon Smyl had at their booth (the local Ford auto dealer).

I created this layout using a mixture of CTMH papers and stamps, and I began with inspiration from this double page layout sketch from sketchsupport.com.

Haven Overhaul 

I’m interrupting my usual Monday programming for a little glimpse into my life today. 

I just needed to share- I’m so freaking proud of myself for getting down and dirty and  really organizing and purging my craft room. I’ve made enough room it’ll now be known as our craft room- my husband can move in and take up model airplanes, etc. too!

I’m not done yet, but I got a good chunk done today. It only took roughly 4.5 hours, lol.

Here’s a progress shot:

The filing cabinet in the corner has two totally empty drawers; I have one large sterilite container, and one small one that are completely empty and out of the office; I feel like my stuff is better organized- two bags of recycling have made it to the curb, and I have two separate piles of miscellaneous stuff, one to donate to a school or kids club, and one to be brought to the second hand store. 

There’s still a green sterilite drawer to go through that’s full of woodblock Stampin’ Up stamps, my own personal CTMH stamps that I don’t use, and a few other random CTMH products- all to be sold (or brought to the second hand store if that doesn’t happen). 

There’s lots to do still, but I got a lot done too!

Explore Layout

Hi all, I’m back again today sharing another layout from our day spent at the airshow a few years ago. 

There was a lot to see and do there, which was great for keeping the little entertained. Emergency services was there, the local car dealership, various military vehicles and helicopters to visit. Lots of fun was to be had!

I began this layout with a watercolored background and some stamping. The cardstock and patterned paper strips are scraps and I stamped the adorable little truck on scrap cardstock, then fussy cut it out. 

I created my title using a sticker I held on to for way too long. It works really well here, though, so it’s a blessing in disguise!

This layout sketch from Shimelle Laine was my inspiration. 

Hometown Heroes Layout

OMG! How many of you saw the typo in my title?! I’m SO sorry! LOL (Insert blush face here).

Happy Thursday morning, friends! The twins just asked me how many days are left until they get a day off- which is one, of course. From the living room, I could hear them squeal in delight. They’re looking forward to a day to sleep in, I think. Lol. Truth be told, me too. 

I have another layout to share today, of our afternoon at the Whitecourt airshow in 2012. The ephemera I used here has been occupying space in my stash for far too long, but happily they were perfect for this layout!

Once again, the title was cut using my cricut, and the cardstock base came from CTMH. I scattered stickers around the page and journalled directly on the cardstock to complete this project. 

This double page layout sketch inspired today’s spread. 

Surprise! Layout

Good morning! How does a layout sound today?

So, there’s a funny story behind this layout. At the time these pictures were taken, I didn’t know anyone on the bus with us- we were heading to the airshow in 2012. The only people I knew was my family, who was with me. 

When I sat down to scrap these pictures, I realized as I looked at them, that the woman’s arm in the top photo looked strangely familiar. So, I looked at the second picture, and realized the little boy looked like my friends’ son B. Since it was 2012, her youngest wouldn’t have been born yet (she was likely pregnant with him in these pictures), so it must have been a very young B (her middle child also has a name that starts with the letter B. Just so you’re not confused, lol).

I sent her a screenshot of the two photos, and we both had a good laugh over it. She was in my pictures even before we became besties! (Proof showing we’re kindred spirits).

The other little head in the same seat as hers is her eldest daughter, A. My mom and the toddler twins are in the seat directly behind hers in the bottom photo, and my husband and M are in the seat ahead of hers in the top photo). 

I created this layout by stamping the floral border along the lefthand side of the page using CTMH Pear ink. Next to it, I layered a 0.5 inch strip of patterned paper and layered the pictures next to that. 

I cut the title and arrows from scrap cardstock using my cricut, and adhered the title ontop of ephemera from Jillibean Soup. For extra flair, I adhered a button from my stash in the centre of the circle, and tied a small bow using scrap twine from my stash. 

To draw attention to the journaling, I watercolored the right hand portion of the page and wrote directly ontop of it once it was dry. I added a few other stamped and stickers odds and ends to complete this layout. 

This sketch was my layout inspiration.  

Shoestring Planner Tuesday 

Hello friends! 

I’m finally just getting my post up now. Groceries, then a massive migraine that’s still insisting on hanging around, sidelined me today. But, it’s better late than not at all!

Some big things happened last week- namely attending the gymnastics annual general meeting and applying for (and being accepted) as the secretary for the club! Pretty exciting stuff. We also spent the weekend in Edmonton, and began our Christmas shopping (somewhat). “Camping” actually turned into “glamping”- at my parents lol. 

Make it Monday

Hello friends! 

I am not a huge fan of seeds. I don’t often eat sunflower seeds or any others, for that matter. And, if I find them in bread (such as whole grain types), I flat out refuse to eat them. It grosses me out. The texture, the taste…no thanks.

There’s flaxseed in the recipe I’m sharing with you today. That wouldn’t generally be an issue, except for the feelings I have towards seeds that I outlined above. 

Having said that, I put my reservations aside and gave it a try. And, I’m happy to report that I don’t mind this recipe at all- and neither do my kids! Score!

Did you know flaxseed is very high in fibre? 3 TBSP of flaxseed equals 8 grams of fibre, or 32% of your total daily requirement for fibre intake. Hello?! (Facts straight from the nutritional info on the side of the package).

I found this Oatmeal Energy Bites recipe on Pinterest, which was originally pinned by @Hip2save. The pros for this recipe? It’s no bake, all natural ingredients (or can be), is full of fibre and protein and has chocolate in it for those of you that have a sweet tooth, like me. 
The only con? Waiting an hour for them to chill before you can eat them. I’d send them in my kids’ lunches if they weren’t in a nut aware school. I suppose I should make more, since I finished the last two last night. Pro: they make great bedtime snacks!