CTMH Gimme Some Sugar

I have some more artwork to share with you today. I’m excited to share it with you!

The featured paper packet at CTMH this month is Gimme Some Sugar. Have you seen it yet?

Pictured above is the entire scrapbook kit.

And here’s the coordinating scrapbook stamp set.

Until now, I’ve played only with the bulk paper from the packet. I’ve decided that I should show you the whole kit and caboodle. So, here’s what I’ve got, so far!

I have another layout in the works, but I’m not quite finished it yet. Stay tuned!

This picture of my daughter worked well with one of the journaling cards from the cut apart paper in the kit. She lost her tooth at school- while eating her lunch- and consequently swallowed it. She was terrified the tooth fairy wouldn’t visit, so she wrote a letter to her, with the help of her teacher.

I’m excited to share more with you from this kit! Hope to see you again soon!

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Get Better

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?

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?)

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!

Friends Always

Hello friends! I’m dropping in to share another two page layout with you!

I’m crushing hard on Gimme Some Sugar. I love the colour pairings, the pattern (the flowers are great for fussy cutting and using as embellishments. Did you know that?!); it’s bright, fresh and summery. I can almost smell summer with this paper. (The pictures enable me to hear the sounds from the event- rodeo- we were at, too. I love it).

This layout is the third instalment in my layout Buffet. It’s coming up on March 24, from 5-8 pm. Kids are welcome- childcare is free at Bugz & Beanerz on Wednesday evenings! If you’re in the area, treat yourself to an evening out!

Join me again tomorrow so I can share the last project we’ll be making. You won’t want to miss it!

Out of This World

Happy Wednesday. How did we get here so quickly? A minute ago it was Monday! I’m currently working on another project, but wanted to take a quick break to show you my latest layout.

How cute is this paper?! It’s called Stargazer, and it’s perfect for all your astronomy lovers, boys and science geeks! (My daughter is one of them). I tried tying horses and space together…how did I do? 😂

This was their first experience riding a horse, and I’m sure they’d tell you it was out of this world. Their minds were blown, and frequently ask when they can go again.

This is project two in my layout buffet. Stay tuned to see more. More is coming!

You’re Invited Make Waves Invitations

The twins’ birthday is coming up, so I’m between planning workshops and a few other miscellaneous projects, I made time to create their birthday invitations.

Simple and straight forward is best when you’re creating cards in bulk. They’ve also got to be cute, too, though. Can’t forget that.

They’re birthday invitations are perfect for them, because the paper I used is in their favorite colours. Have a look:

I used side B of the Make Waves Paper; it isn’t often I find patterned paper in purple, so this is perfect! Anyone else find this, too?

I also used the Make Waves Stamp scrapbooking set. Instead of using the gorgeous mermaid stamp (she’s really popular, I’ve noticed), I used the scallop and little starfish stamps.

On the reverse side, I included all the important information. I’ll mail these and send them to school with the twins the first week of February. I personally dislike getting invitations the week of or days before a birthday. Last minute does not work for me! I understand it happens, but I try to stay organized.

Holiday Break

Curious to know what I’ve been up to the last few days?

But first- how was your Christmas?

We had a nice Christmas, filled with family, a surprise guest and severely cold weather, making it a very cozy holiday. It was the best ever.

The surprise guest was my sister. We haven’t seen her since February. She almost didn’t come because road conditions were poor and forced her to turn around and go back home. But, she made it the next day. I didn’t know it until she was 20 minutes out.

My husband had the entire Christmas holiday off, so I didn’t actually get into my haven until Wednesday. And since then, I’ve just been prepping for workshops. It’s boring, but productive. 😊

I want to get it done now, so I can focus on my first love- my personal scrapbooking- before I start planning more events for 2018. I want to host another card buffet before the new Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog expires. I’m thinking that’ll be at the end of March- then I’ll have Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to think about! I’m excited for what 2018 has in store for me (as in my business!) it’s looking bright and promising!

I’ve also started thinking about the twins’ birthday, which is coming up fast! Time to start planning that, too!

Are you a current customer of mine? Are you part of my Insiders Club? If not, you should get on over there! I have something special happening right now for anyone born in the month of January. To be a part of it, send me a comment and I’ll get you hooked up! (If you’re born later in the year, hold tight. I’m coming for you, too).

CTMH ALittle Bit of Pun

It’s absolutely impossible to see in the first Layout, but I used one of the A Little Bit of Pun stamps as a background element in the top layout. I used Bashful as the background colour as far as the stamping is concerned, which is why it appears invisible. It’s very light in nature. By the way, I tried zooming in on the areas I stamped, but I still couldn’t see it. It is there, I promise, and it looks really cute. I used The ‘you’re one hip square’ stamp from the stamp set.

In the bottom layout, the stamp work is way easier to see. Using the bottom portion of the ‘I like you a whole watt’ stamp, I created a border by stamping repeatedly along the top portion of the photo/journal mat. I cut a scalloped oval with my Cricut, and stamped the entire image with Pewter and Crystal Blue Ink. The oval is inked with Glacier ink using a sponge dauber.

In both layouts, I paired the Fundamentals papers with the SOTM; Basics and Whimsy are showcased in both layouts.