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!

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Mom to the Rescue Layout

TGIF!

It’s going to be a cool and rainy day today, so how about a layout to remind us of the warmer days?!

Laura Whitaker inspired this layout, but as you can see, I took it in my own direction.

First, I layered washi tape on my white Daisy cardstock, then placed photo mats on top of that. I placed the title above and below the photo mats and threw a couple stickers to help promote my theme: pudding pops!

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I hope the weather turns around soon, but I hear it’s going to be chilly right through the weekend. Insert sad face 🙁

Thanks for dropping in! I’ll be back again real soon!

Create Your Own Sunshine

Good morning, dear friends. I thought I’d drop in while husband is at the shop trying to scrounge up work for the day.

One of the easiest and most fun layout designs to play with is a grid design. I find the linear design and clean lines really appeal to me, so when I come across a good grid design, I jump on it.

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In ways, this layout is a sister layout to my Classy and Fabulous page. In this one, both my daughters have their sunglasses on- inside the house. They’re also both wearing bright, cheery and summery clothes. In essence, they’ve really created their own sunshine (hence the title).

I used very little CTMH on this page, opting instead to use EP and MME to help drive home the sunshine theme. The sun and checklist you see were stamped with various CTMH stamp sets (and inks), while the title, glasses and tab were cut with my cricut.

I added some bling to the glasses by adhering clear rhinestones to the corners, giving them a retro/vintage vibe.

As always, I began my creative journey using a sketch I found online. How do you start your creative process?  Do you search for inspiration first, or do you use your own brain power?

Enjoy your Thursday.  I’ll be back again real soon with more layouts!

Off To The Races

Ever have a day where you want to be solitary, but not alone?

That’s my day today. Hubs is gone again for the night (working), and I really wish he wasn’t. 

Such is life, I guess.

At least tomorrow I’ll be on the road again. I’ll be gone all day picking up my kids. He’ll be home when we get home.

I have another layout to share with you today. I began this layout using a sketch by Laura Whitaker. I replaced the last photo mat with a tag- which was another challenge I participated in for SG’s St Patty’s day crop a few weeks back.

Here’s how it inspired me.

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The challenge, which produced part of this layout, was to scrap lift a tag from one of SG’s sketches. I went my own direction with it, so it would fit the story of my layout better.

The pictures that belong to this lo (layout) are of my twins running around with their stick unicorn toy.

I used EP papers and HS mists in the background and to color the tag. I cut the horse with my cricut then pieced him together, and used the CTMH Handwritten alpha  stamp set to create the title.

Please stop in again, I’ll be back real soon!

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! 

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!

Best Day

Happy hump day, friends! I’m just dropping by with a quick post.

I’m sharing another layout I created using sketches over at Scrapbook Generation.  This one was posted on January 15 for Free Sketch Friday.

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And here’s what I created using it:

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As you can see, I flipped the sketch around and made it my own.

I used a mixture of 6×6 papers as well as CTMH stamps (Woodland Romance and Ballet Safari). How cute is the giraffe in the top left?! I stamped it using Staz-On ink, then colored it in with my Shin Han markers once it was dry.

She needed a purple tutu in homage of my youngest twin- it’s her favorite color.

Thanks for stopping by!

CTMH Seaside Congratulations

Good evening! I’m back again today to share a card I made for my neighbor, who had a baby late December 28th (or early, I guess, depending on how you look at the time.)

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Once again, I lifted a card I found on Pinterest. You can visit my Pinterest here.
I used up CTMH Seaside scraps (both the A and B side of the patterned paper), and some EP patterned paper. I matted it with Recollections kraft cardstock, and embellished using Pathfinding compliments and CTMH Glitter paper.
I’ll be back again soon to share CTMH news and specials for this month. Don’t miss out!

CTMH Saffron Be Thankful Layout

Hello friends! Welcome to December!  Our elf, Snowflake joined us today but my kids don’t know it yet. She left thrm some oreos and hot chocolate (k-cups) to snack on when they come in from playing outside. Do you participate in this tradition?

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I just had to scrapbook this picture of little miss A. It was the morning of her second birthday party (A few days prior to her actual birthdate) and we were preparing for a huge bash. In the pic, she was waiting patiently for her breakfast.

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I layered some Jillibean Soup,  EP and CTMH cardstock papers, as well as created the title using corkboard letters I found at the dollarama. I cut the pumpkin with my cricut and layered thanksgiving stickers on top of it.
I hope you join me again soon for another layout!
If you like CTMH products and are interested in learning more about the products, please visit me on Facebook or visit my CTMH website. During the month of December, there are fun contests, sales and giveaways happening- check them out! Notably, this week ONLY is CTMH’s CYBER WEEK sale. Nearly 40 card making and gift making products are marked up to 25% off, INCLUDING the Artfully Sent Cricut collection, which is exclusive to CTMH. Don’t miss out on all the fab deals!