Tuesday, March 29, 2016

March Break Fun - Belated!!

I never did get around to posting our March Break Fun -
 now to get the pictures printed so I can scrap them.

We Bowled!





Followed by a Snack



Headed to Party City 



Then Toys R Us 


A quick stop at Gap


Topped off with a few science experiments



And that was all in 1 day!!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Paper Player PP228 Challenge

 here is a little bit one a different card challenge sketch 
from over at Paper Players 
you can check them out here : thepaperplayers.blogspot

here is their sketch 

here is what I came up with 


I had a bunch of longer envelopes so i have been trying to make cards to fit them - 
kinda fun - kinda a pain but hey!
I put a bit of glossy on her cherry - I like when something is glossy or glittered on the card.


MFT Card Challenge

Stumbled onto a new blog today - 
watched a great video on how to use the stamps you have in different ways - 
was great - check it out here :MFT Tutorial Video

Anyway,
Here is the card sketch 


Not really loving mine - it is not enough of a variant for me 
- to literal & the image could be smaller - 
oh well - it's done ....

Easter Fun

You are never to old to have an Easter Egg Hunt!

The kids have one every year & Scott reminded me that 
this will be the last year Garett will be home for one - 
so there were more eggs to find than usual!








Here's a throw back - Taylor & Garett 10 years ago & the kids now!

Later Alex & I got our craft on!
We were making window clings for his room, 
we will post them when they are ready - 
he didn't want photos.




Hope you all got to enjoy your family for Easter!



Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sketch N Scrap Throw back Thursday

I was supposed to be cleaning up my desk when I realized
that the Sketch N Scrap throw back Thursday sketch &
the Stuck Sketch were very similar.
So of course I got of track & started a layout!

I have been looking at the sketches & breaking them down into
basic elements / design features.

This allows me, still use the sketch but make it all my own.

Here is the sketch from Sketch n Scrap 
You can check out their site here: http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.ca/



I needed 3 pictures, a back ground mat, 3 fish tail strips, layered strips, 
and groups of embellishments with a title.

Here is what I came up with : 



as you can see I have a row of three pictures, 
I have three fish tails, 
I have layered strips ( the scalloped trim was too much), 
I have groups of embellishments,  
a tag tucked under & a title in a banner.

Not an exact match but my version!







How does everyone get stellar Christmas morning photos,
my kids don't where matching pajamas, 
they don't do their hair before pictures, but they are so precious to me.

I had a few more pictures so I created a second layout for Christmas Eve.

 Every Christmas Eve we got to my in-laws to open gifts 
then we have dinner at one of the Aunt / Uncles houses.

The top right is in in-laws with all their grand kids, 
below is my daughter with the only other girl, 
her cousin Madison , and lastly My daughter with her grandfather, 
who has been pretty sick there last few years.




I can't believe I did Christmas for this year Already!!  

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Easter Treats for the Class

I had to finish them earlier in the week as this week was super busy,
but the treats for the kids at School are done.

I printed them out so I had to be extra careful colouring.

Then my thought was that peeps have a shimmer to them, 
so out came the glitter! LOL 

and voila the kids have little treats.

I know a special friend who will love the peep! 
Maybe I should make her one with real peeps!!




Hope you all have an most Blessed Easter!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Sketch n Scrap Sketch #101

the Sketch n Scrap just keep coming over at Sketch n Scrap 
check it out here Sketch n Scrap

Here is the 101st Sketch 
March 15th layout 

Here is my layout 




If you have seen the past week or so of my posts - you will have seen 
the other 3 pages of this 4 page layout.  I love how you use a kit to knock 
out several layouts & feel like you are using up the stash!!

Because my layouts are 8.5 x 8.5 only 2 pics would fit nicely!

oh yeah - pics were from 2.5 years ago, but they are now DONE!!!

Hope you all are accomplishing as well!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sketch n Scrap Throwback Thursday #3

Well over at Sketch N Scrap they have a bunch of stuff going on 
as they have put their 100th sketch up.  
As you recall when they had their Birthday Month I did most of them as well!

Imagine what I could get done if they posted this much every Month!!

Check it out here Sketch n Scrap

here is the Throw back Thursday Sketch#3


I actually did this one when it came out!!

Here is my most recent layout with it 






I flipped the sketch again - really loving the fact that I am gathering the basic design pieces / 
layers and then rearrange ( flip) them to what best suits the images...

I have a page two for the next challenge ... Stay tuned!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch # 70

I completed a few cards yesterday
and Yes they were from a sketch challenge of course
You can check it out here:

Here is the Sketch 

Here is my Card: 


Hope you are all having a great time Preparing for this Great & Wonderful Weekend!