Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Special moments with ______________.

Don't you just love the layouts that chronicle important moments of your life?  I know that there's a lot of emphasis on scrapping the "everyday", but some moments just can't be replaced.

Like this one, where I met my new niece last October.
Oh, little _________.
Based on Creative Scrappers Sketch #186 by Juliana Michaels

When your parents first named you, I thought they were crazy.  But honestly, I find ________ kinda catchy.

And you can bet there'll never be another one in your class.  You'll never have to be _________ A.  Just plain ol' ______________.

Yep.  Lucky ghost-girl.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


 My friend Leena got married last summer.  And wedding photos?  Means beautiful-shimmery-flowery-sparkly-scrappy goodness.
As in, so-shiny-I-can't-find-a-way-to-photograph-this-without-a-glare goodness.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Coral. Hmmm.

Remember when I mentioned that coral is a tough colour for me to scrap with?

Well, lo and behold, I have a top that photographs as coral.  Plus, I won a coral-based s.e.i. paper pack last year at a crop.

Add that to Creative Scrappers sketch #177 by Kristine Davidson, and you get:
 I'm thinking I can get used to this new colour palette.
And maybe I need to take more photos in that top.

Monday, March 19, 2012

I wanna be little again.

Here's a fun little layout of my niece and nephews at the park last summer.
What you don't see is that I wanted to name it "Not too big for the slide-rs".

No, I'm not jealous.

But I would have slid the heck outta that slide, I tell you what.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Rock in the Rain

Sometimes, Cliff and I get to do some pretty cool stuff with his work.

One of the highlights of last summer was the Rock-It festival.  All day.  In the rain.  Rockin' out.
Based on Sketch #184 by Kristine Davidson at Creative Scrappers
 Right on, man.

I mean, live music and I get to use that little black umbrella that's been in my stash for years?

It doesn't get any better than this.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Out of my comfort zone.

Sometimes, you just have to do something out of your comfort zone.  Don't you agree?

Speaking of which, here are the last two layouts that I finished at the crop in February.

First, here is my best friend's beautiful little girl, Kiele, and the thank-you card her Mommy gave me:
Based on a sketch by Kristin Davidson in "Creating with Sketches" (top of page 23)
and made from my February Counterfeit Kit!

The balance in that one is unusual for me.  It's almost-but-not-quite symmetrical.  But, that's why I love working with sketches.  Kristine Davidson is a creative-boundary-pusher-genius!

Here's another one that was a little out of my comfort zone.  This time, it was in the use of product.

Based on a sketch by Kristine Davidson in "Creating with Sketches" (bottom of page 23)
Theresa Collins?  Butter-cream yellow?  Paper with un-cover-upable vintagey goodness?
I've always loved them, but have never been sure how to scrap with them.  I think this begins my foray into wonderful new territory.

Also out of my comfort zone?  Skydiving and close-talkers.

But I think I'll stick to vintagey-goodness.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Thwarting would-be internet stalkers. Take that!

Here's a layout about my sister's beautiful growing family, made from my February Counterfeit Kit:
Based on a sketch by Kristine Davidson in "Creating with Sketches" (bottom of page 22)

I know you can't actually see them.  But trust me.  They're gorgeous.

(Also...happy birthday, Mom! xoxo)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Let's just keep this between us, shall we?

So, here's layout four of seven that I completed at the crop in February.  My beautiful ghost-sister and her beautiful ghost-daughter.  I think this is one of my favourite layouts to date:
Based on a gorgeous sketch by Kristine Davidson in "Creating with Sketches" (top of page 19)

Something I forgot to tell you about the crop is that, to prepare, I created a two giant kits based on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge's February challenge.  Multiple benefits of this process:
  • I was forced out of my comfort zone with colour (I rarely choose coral or peach, but it worked well here)
  • I had far less to cart with me to the crop, but still had plenty of supplies to choose from
  • I got to buy more stuff at the crop because "I didn't bring anything in yellow!"
That last one's just between you and me.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

I love this photo of Cliff and the dogs.  This is pretty much a standard scene at our house.
Based on Kristine Davidson's sketch in "Creating with Sketches" (top of page 24)
Maggie and Cliff wrestle-cuddling.  Molly supervising.
I'm loving those BG Bloomers with the handmade flower I won from Jen at Scrapping Daze!
Yep.  That's pretty much our life in a nut-shell.

PS:  This was another layout from my February Counterfeit Kit, just so you know.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


You know what's lucky about coming from a big family?

Your siblings will probably have kids that you get to scrapbook and who are stinkin' cute, too.
Based on Kristine Davidson's sketch in "Creating with Sketches" (bottom of page 11)
I mean, these colours would be kind of odd on a layout about Cliff and I, right?
Although, we are kind of juvenile.  I think I even have a picture of Cliff in a swing like that.