Thursday, July 17, 2014

Things I Like In 2014

I apologize for the wonky look of this blog post, Blogger hates me today...

Hello everyone! My pals Erin and JJ are on the DT for this cool challenge blog called Challenge YOUrself. It's a scrapbooking blog that challenges you to create layouts with YOU in the photo! Great concept, right? We tend to forget about ourselves. I promised my friends I'd take part in the challenges :)

This month, they have a colour challenge. Here's the awesome colour combo: 

And here is my interpretation. I was hoping the plum would show up more (splatters), but it still works.
Thank you so much for dropping by!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

16 March 2011

Hello again everyone! Today, I'm sharing a very simple layout that I absolutely love. That picture of Zoey when she was barely 10 days-old is awww-inducing, isn't it? I can't believe I hadn't scrapbooked it yet!

I started with sketch #401 from Scrapbook Challenges, turned it on it's side, and reduced the quantity of squares. I was going to use 9 squares, but as I was going through my stash (I'm trying to use up what I have before I buy anything else!), I found this old Jillibean Soup kraft journaling tag that I absolutely wanted to use. So I made it work.

Papers, button, and sticker: My Mind's Eye
Journaling tag: Jillibean Soup
Tag: Maya Road
Numbers: American Crafts
Border sticker: Basic Grey
Twine: The Twinery

Monday, July 14, 2014


Good afternoon everybody! 

Today, I'm sharing this layout with you. The picture is from last year. The girls were so proud of this castle they collaborated on!

I started with the July sketch from The Memory Nest. Leslie from TMN has been a loyal commentor on my blog and I appreciate every single one of her comments! I'm glad to finally be participating in one of her challenges!

I also joined in the "Let's Go Shopping" challenge over at Scrap Our Stash. They offered a list of scrap items from which I had to choose 5+ and use them on my layout. Here is what I chose: 

-washi tape (I especially love how it looks on the wood veneer embellishment)
-striped paper (all papers here are Imaginisce)
-dimentional sticker
-wood veneer
-die-cut (sunshine, matted and pop dotted)
-rub-on (butterflies)

It was nice to make a small dent in my stash!

Friday, July 11, 2014

28 Weeks, You Say?

Good morning everyone! For my layout today, I used pictures from years ago when I was pregnant with Zoey. The one of Kira makes me chuckle every time, I had to get it on paper.

I used an old Rouge de Garance paper as my background. The lines and turquoise colour were already there; the rest are rub-ons and stamps. 

I liked the challenge over at Once Upon a Sketch. There was a sketch as well as a journaling theme: numbers. Simple enough- choose a number and center your journaling around that. Here's the end result:

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Emiant et autres mots

Good afternoon everybody! Today is a special post for me because I'm introducing new flair from my awesome pal Isabelle. It worked perfectly for this layout.

In case you didn't know, my family is bilingual (french/english). These are a few of the adorably-wrong words my daughter says at three years old.

I used the June sketch from My Creative Sketches. I'm too much of a perfectionist, the triangles took forever to measure and cut out! But I like the end result.

Papers are Elle's Studio. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

You Know How to Have Fun

Hello everybody! Today I'm sharing a fun layout I made with Scrapbook Circle 's June kit, Hello There. I love the background paper with the hexagons!

The kit came with a pack of  BasicGrey die-cuts and transparencies. For some reason, I don't use these types of embellishments very much. One here and there, but surely not enough to buy a whole pack. So I thought it would be wasted on me. When I saw the challenge over at Child's Play Challenges, I knew what to do. The challenge is to be inspired by the classic game Colorforms. The toy I linked seems to be vinyl; the one I had when I was little was felt. It was random shapes that you'd place on a board to create a scene.

When I saw the challenge, I was inspired to use the different-shaped die-cuts on my layout. And I used a LOT! I'm really, really happy how this turned out. Thanks for having a look!

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Minecraft Tears

I'm so happy I finally got these pictures on a page! Sean had been wanting this Lego Minecraft set for a few years, and he burst into happy tears when his uncles gave it to him this past Christmas. My brother, being the awesome emotional guy that he is, burst into tears as well when he saw that reaction. It was touching, sweet, and funny all at the same time. I loved witnessing it!

I am linking back to two challenge blogs who gave me the inspiration for this page.

First, there is Three or Mor3. Other than using 3+ pictures, we had to use frames. I used these awesome polaroid chipboard frames from Creative Embellishments. I sprayed them with Dylusions sprays in Postbox Red.

I am also linking to Sketch n' Scrap for sketch #60.

Papers and stickers: Bella Blvd.