Free Fall Layout

Hello on this blizzardy and treacherous Friday! The snow seems to have stopped falling for now, but my husband is still out there working, and I’m worried about him! Well…worried about him driving in these poor conditions. No one should be out there, for any reason.

This was what my street looked like before I got out there to shovel. It’s deceiving- it’s wet and heavy snow, and it’s made driving conditions in the north part of the province very tricky!

This is my last airshow layout! I was able to snap a few pictures of the airplanes doing their thing during the show. It was impressive to watch!

I used a mixture of CTMH and Recollections papers to create my layout, and you’ll notice I even snuck in a bit of washi tape for a cute little border! I haven’t used my washi in quite awhile. It felt good!

Lastly, I used a Carta Bella journal card and Echo Park (I think?!) balloon sticker for embellishing the top left corner. I raided my button stash, and added some of my grandma Murray’s old buttons for a small cluster also on the left page.

On the right page, I adhered a couple more journal cards, a button and a cricut die cut to complete it. 

This sketch inspired today’s layout spread.

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.

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.

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. 

Special Guests Layout

Good morning, friends.

Today, I’m sharing a double page layout that I created a couple months’ ago. I’m so grateful I had a stockpile of projects to share with you throughout the summer months, because my beloved crafty time suffered while my kids were home. I didn’t get to play at all! I’m going through withdrawals 😣

Tomorrow is the big day- back to school. Bring on my introverted me time! 

Truth be told- all my projects, even though they may be new to you when I post them here, are at least two months old. The date stamp on the picture of my layout below is June 6. Crazy, right?! 

Fun fact: the last time I scrapbooked was July 26. I don’t know how I managed to scrapbook with my kids around, but I did it! So, I suppose my above statement is an overstatement. It felt like the entire summer, when only half of it became torture without my crafty time. 

Alright, moving on. I was inspired by a Free Sketch Friday sketch created by Scrapbook Generation. I used a mixture of scrap papers out of my stash (CTMH and Recollections), and I used a sheet of the gorgeous CTMH cardstock Peacock for the background. 

I cut the banner and title using my cricut, and embellished using stamps, stickers and paper scraps from my stash. 

Endless Summer

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing this double page layout I created using this sketch from over at Sketch Support. 

I cut the title, pineapple and image behind it with my cricut, as well as the lime on the left page. The flamingos and leaves were stamped using CTMH ink and stamps. 

CTMH Monday

Welcome to Monday, which means it’s another day devoted to CTMH! These layouts were all created using various CTMH products; the last layouts was created mixing a couple PML decks of cards. 

Also, on a completely unrelated note, happy 4th of July to my American friends and readers. Enjoy your holiday!

Thanks for joining me today! 

A Thousand Wishes

Good morning! It’s a quiet house today- my kids are away for the weekend, visiting with their grandparents. I can breathe! 

Happy 149th birthday, Canada!

I created this double page layout for another challenge over at Scrapbook Generation last month (or slightly longer ago, now); I’ve actually got another layout on the go that’s using this same exact sketch. It’s sitting on my desk as I type this. It’ll likely be another month (sorry!) before you get to see it, though. Oddly enough, there are some parallels between this one and the one on my desk. And, it’s not the paper. Lol! The one on my desk is about airplanes, and in this one, my kids and husband are running around just like airplanes. 

The challenge, when I created this spread, was to complete a layout using this sketch. Isn’t it lovely? I had fun with the patterned paper mats in the background. I used CTMH Happy Times almost exclusively here, with the exception of a couple different CTMH stamps and my cricut for some die cutting. I may have snuck some CTMH Taste of Summer in there, too. 

Thanks for joining me today. I hope this spread- or the sketch- inspires you to create today!

Happy Birthday

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Today’s layout is also from the twins’ cousins’ first birthday party. I created my layout using a Basic Grey sketch that I found on Pinterest.

I used a mixture of CTMH Urban and Scaredy Cat papers. Scrap papers out of my scrap pile also made sneak appearances here.

To embellish, I cut the lion and monkey- as well as the title- with my cricut. If you look closely, you’ll see lions, monkeys and other safari animals in their highchairs and other pieces of furniture!

Pool Party

This week is just whizzing by, isn’t it?

I have another layout to share today- a double page birthday themed layout. It wasn’t my twins’ birthday, but their cousins’. Two of their cousins are twins, just like mine are! The only difference is they’re a year younger!

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Some of the games at the party included this kiddie pool full of rubber ducks and little fishing rods.  It was one of the twins’ most favorite activities at their cousins’ birthday party! The bouncy house was the next favorite.

I used a mixture of products from a variety of manufacturers; most of my embellishments were cut with my cricut. The little journaling card on the right page is Echo Park. CTMH also made a sneak appearance with a bit of stamping.

Thanks for dropping by! See you again soon!