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The weekend is drawing nearer, and my anticipation/excitement for the weekend is mounting. I’m in the home stretch now!!

It’s crop weekend at camp He Ho Ha. I’ve looked forward to this weekend for a long time. Of course, the weather is going to stink, but I half expected it. I’m hitting the road. Isn’t stuff like this supposed to happen when you’ve made plans?

I’m hoping to have lots more projects to share with you. More projects like this:

My kids! (Not necessarily projects of them being ill). It’s life, but it’s no fun. *Pouty face*

My poor girl woke up with pink eye in the photos above. I kept her home from school and booked an appointment with the doctor for her. It wasn’t a fun experience for her. Neither was her allergic reactions and bout of eczema. This poor girl hasn’t had a lot of luck where her health is concerned. She’s tough, though, and always bounces back.

I used up my very last sheet of Cats & Bats patterned paper, as well as a portion of the coordinating zip strip. The title was cut using my cricut, but the circle and band aid at the bottom were all stamped. As you can see. The subtitle is also stamped.

Embellishments were kept to a minimum so that the pictures could tell the story. I honestly feel as though this layout is whole without it. Do you ever feel that way about your layouts?

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Way to Go! Layout

It’s been a looong time since I scrapbooked using Picture My Life cards. The sketch that inspired this layout also inspired the usage of journaling cards.

I’m loving that the tones in the one card pairs so perfectly with the Stargazer paper. There’s some Sorbet and Blossom (maybe also Pixie) in there. The Lagoon in the smaller journaling card also coordinates really nicely. I chose to trim it down and layer it on top of the larger one. They both come from (now) retired PML packs.

I snapped photos of the twins’ first ever report cards. I’m glad I did, because in years since, report cards no longer come home from their school- we have the privilege of viewing them online and printing them ourselves. It’s not quite the same. I prefer the good old days. They might not be the prettiest pictures to look at, but they’re still a memory worth documenting.

Do you still scrapbook your ‘ugly’ pictures?

Field Trip

Hello everyone! I’ve got a couple other layouts to share with you, using the super cute Stargazer. I feel bad that I haven’t used the A side of the paper more. I plan to, but not many of my pictures work with it 😞

So, to make the best of the situation, I’m sticking with the B side for the time being. In this case, it worked well to highlight our field trip to the RCMP (police) station.

I picked up the colours in the RCMP logo, and carried it through the rest of my design. I used goldrush for the title and embellishing. I also used some of the Stargazer Complements to embellish my page. You’ll notice them along the left hand side of the page.

(Is it just me, or does the background remind you of vintage Pepsi commercials or the Pepsi logo?)

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Olaf

I have one last layout to share with you this morning. I used up more of the delicious Chelsea Gardens paper to create it.

There is a bit of blue stitching on Olaf’s foot in the picture, and I wanted to pull that colour into the rest of the page. Chelsea Gardens could do just that.

I found these adorable Scottish terriers on my Cricut, and used them to create a border near the bottom of the page. I added a moustache for a bit of fun. Lastly, I cut the circle, Olaf’s name and the bone all with my Cricut.

So simple and super cute.

Freddie has a love-hate relationship with his Olaf’s that just kills us. He brings him to bed and loves on him until it’s time to sleep. You should hear the whining that comes out of him 😃 We love it!

Hopefully I’ll be back soon with more creativity to share with you!

Fine & Dandy

Dropping in quickly to share yet another layout with you!

Once a year, I get the privilege to spend the weekend with my friends and scrap from sun up until sun down. It’s the one weekend per year that I look forward to. I snapped this selfie while I was waiting around in the parking lot to find out where we were supposed to be staying and playing. (It changes slightly from year to year).

I mixed Stargazer with Beary Christmas again. If you have coral shimmer trim, did you know it coordinates perfectly with the Beary Christmas paper, as well. The colour very closely resembles Poppy, which is the colour ink I used to stamp the flowers.

I’m hoping to find time to join you again tomorrow. I have one more layout to share with you. Until then, enjoy your day!

Oh My Stars

Here in my neck of the woods, it’s Family day. We were going to go out to watch a movie, but no one was interested in getting ready to go. So, we enjoyed a relaxing day at home. I got to play some more. Yay!

I got this stamp set- the Gimme Some Sugar scrapbooking stamp set- as a gift from my upline. Looking through the catalog, I didn’t think I’d get much use out of it, but I’ve proven myself wrong! It worked well on this layout, and another I hope to share tomorrow with you.

I mixed Stargazer with our (now) retired Beary Christmas Paper. Honestly, I think they were meant to be paired together. It’s a perfect match! I played up the ‘Shining Star’ portion of my daughters school award by making the title ‘oh my stars’ and stamping stars around it. It’s hard to see, but the little word bubble says, ‘are you kitten me’? So stinking cute. 😊

By the way, how great does Pacifica cardstock look with all that papery yumminess? It’s s nice change from using a Glacier all the time!

Hey Y’all

Hello friends, just wanted to share a layout with you that I created.

Pretty in Pink is in full force still, and I’m trying to create projects with that in mind. Believe it or not, this layout was made entirely of scraps I already had on hand. Look at all that pretty pink! It’s perfect for a pic of Bella with her best puppy friend Freddie. 😃

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(I just ordered the raspberry ink, re-inker and cardstock. Can we say yummy?! It’s intense, just like the feelings you have for your significant other. Seriously.)

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