31 December 2012

Sketchabilities # 82

Here is a sketch for Sketchabilities. 
Here is my page. Using Bobunny Powder Mountain.  Prima Flowers.  It was a group shot of the 9 grandchildren and My youngest Cherish. Prima Blooms were added and some gesso to streak the page and banner.

Creative Scrappers # 240

Trying to get to a couple challenges before New years eve festivities begin. Family Game night for us. 
My nieces and Nephews.  I used Pion Silent night and Tattered angels snowflake mask with molding paste. Recollections flower with prima, petaloo and wild orchid craft blooms. 

23 December 2012

SOUS Dec sketch Christmas Magic

I did not plan on doing this page until after the holidays but found a Pic of my Mother and all of the sudden the page was complete. I used Bobunny Powder Mountain and an old Creative memories stencil and molding paste. I remember this Christmas well. My father had back surgery and ended up addicted to Morphine. My mother was not working at the time and our Christmas was kinda thin.  My Mom relied on help from community support and Christmas organizations to help provide presents.  When we arrived at my Grandmothers for lunch my Dad asked my Grandma to get Lou's present.  I believe she was shocked to get such a beautiful present. Of course she did not think she deserved it but my father assured her things would get better and next Christmas would not be like this one. As a kid I had not noticed how poor we actually were my mother hid it well and she made sure my sister and I did not go without. My father recovered and My Mother found Full time employment and a place to call her own.  I have all this written on the back of the page.  Because if you don't know the story she looks kinda upset.  She was just holding back her tears.  Tears of joy I like to believe.


21 December 2012

Dec Cest Magnifique Sketch

I was not sure if I could get to this but stole some time and worked on the sketch this evening.  Using  CM kit I used a picture of Asher shortly after he was born.  The Pion papers are so beautiful.  I Love working with them.

18 December 2012

Sketchabilities #81

Feels real good to be scrapping.  I tried a couple more sketches.  Here is a page for sketchabilities.  My Nephew Asher and several poses of him in his Santa suit.  I journalled event on back of page.  Used some Glitz and Kand Company and Prima blooms.

17 December 2012

Stuck on you Sketches December page

I have some pages to post. Here is my LO for SOUS .  I was working with Nutcracker Sweet from G45.   Made it a pull out page.

December Paper Mixing bowl Guest Designer

I have some good news to share. I am now a Design Team Member at the Paper Mixing Bowl.  I have not been able to update my blog but now am starting to catch up and play with paper again.  I was a Guest Designer in December and here is my page.  The page also won a LO of the week at Scrapthat.  PMB-Dec2012-RecipeCard.jpg    I used BoBunny Papers Brick mask, Wild Orchid roses and bling.  The pic is from 2010.

4 November 2012

Cest Magnifique November sketch.

I was watching my Nephew today and while he napped I put this together and well it actually took me all day to complete. I followed the sketch and used November Kit and some of my stash.

1 November 2012

Main Course Guest Designer Nov 2012

I was fortunate enough to have My August Page at Paper mixingbowl chosen as Main course and that allowed me to "Play designer" At Paper Mixing Bowl for November.  I was given the sketch and the recipe and my page is now revealed with the design team pages.

  I had so much fun creating this page. My Nephew Asher made it easy.  The Title St. Lawrence Legacy is something I feel I am passing on to the next generation in our family. We are raised on the river and don't take it for granted. We have a cabin and bring the kids out as often as possible during the summer. I added my first handmade dreamcatcher and laced sweetgrass around it. The journal card has the story of our legacy on it.  The picture behind the dreamcatcher is the beach the kids swim at.  The Chubby Cheeks belong to Asher. I mixed a prima vine with Manor House and Kaisercraft blooms.  7 dots paper Wonderland with a mist swirl and vintage lace along the side.

28 October 2012

SOUS Oct 26 Sketch Double Double

I worked on the sketch today. I had all my pieces together but had trouble finding a picture.  So I used a Disney Castle pic.  I used a DCWV halloween print and a DA frame the part you would normally throw away. I kept it and painted it black.  Framed my page perfectly.  The embellishments were in my goodie bag from the Halloween crop I attended yesterday. The broom was wrapped on a black licorace. I took it apart and added it to a pencil.  Stood it straight up. The big bloom was a tattered flower in felt. I added a couple roses and a glittery bird. I also used a prima brick mask and texture paste. So here is the sketch followed by my creation.

14 October 2012

Creative Scrappers #229 Operation Trick or treat

I was able to create today. I followed sketch.  I used red,black and red. Here is the sketch. followed by my page.

Stuck on U sketches Oct 12 Halloween Greetings

Was able to create this page today using the sketch.  I used G45 Happy Haunting Pattern paper.  I also used ribbon from ribbon carousel kit club.  Prima flowers and Homemade lace floers with Jolee centers.  I also distressed a Dusty Attic Chippy. The inside part that was holding together a frame. My daughter Jacey at 18m trick or treatin with my sister Julie and BF John.

13 October 2012

Motley Crew Papermixing Bowl Oct Challenge

I am resting from my Florida Vacation. I had started this page before I left for my trip and added the finishing touches tonight. I was able to Fussy cut the web and Donna salazar steampunk images.  I also misted gears I made a DA circle frame a Gear and added burlap lace , feathers and black blooms. Journalling is on the gear. This is our crew heading to Mickey's not so scary Halloween party in 2010. We went this year too.

1 October 2012

Creative Scrappers #227 Best Friends

I am trying to scrap as often as I can but there just does not seem enough time in a day.  I started this and could not wait to get it done.  I used Prima Fairy belle Collection. A Damask template and molding paste. Prima, Green tara, Petaloo blooms. Doily butterflies and some tulle.  I love the look of lacing and really did not want to cover it up.  The laces hold the small pics perfectly. 

30 September 2012

Mandatory Family Outing SOUS

I was able to pull another page together for Stuck on U sketches. I turned this one to accomodate a panoramic pic. This summer at the cabin with all the kids. Asher's first Labor Day celebration.   It is a Mandatory Family Outing "MFO" Kids had a wonderful weekend and can't think of another way to end the summer.

 Sorry caught a little glare there. I used MME Follow your heart paper. Variety of punches, Prima and dollar store blooms. Picket fence from one of my kits.

TCR #130 Graduate

I have a page I submitted at the color room.  I have been trying to keep up over there but sometimes get too busy.  I used Megs garden Papers, Doilies and a variety of blooms.  I love the colors and they lifted my spirit.  My DD Taylene and I at her grade 6 graduation. I put grade 8 but was wrong.  Taylene corrected me and I have made the change on the original. 

23 September 2012

Goop Sketchabilities #75

Almost forgot to post this. Here is the sketch followed by my page.

Halloween is favorite time of the year. With Harvest and Thanksgiving Carving the pumpkin and making Pumpkin Pie with Dad is a treat.

Love Stuck on U Sketches

Here is the sketch.

Here is my page. Using lakehouse collection. I used a crafters workshop mask and Texture Paste. Lightly colored doilies and layered blooms and circles.  My DD Karrah Halloween 2010.

22 September 2012

Moment in time

Made from scratch. I followed a tutorial by Kelly Foster at Flying Unicorn.  With a couple modifications.  I layered doilies on the cardstock and then added 3masks. Gears bricks and chicken wire.  Covered that with Cottoncandy Pink, A blue and a green mist.  I used lakehouse odds and ends and My DD school dance pics.  manor house flowers and Wild orchid lace.  DA frame.

20 September 2012

Creative Scrappers #225

Lakehouse  Prima mask and molding paste. with my own roses.  My DD Cherish.

Creative Scrappers #224

I had the opportunity to go to a 4H Scrap camp this past weekend and was able to work on several pages. Here I used reflection papers. I followed the sketch and added some Prima and ZVA blooms. Letters are from Prima.  My DH with our daughter Taylene. 

9 September 2012

Mother's Touch CM Challenge

Using mostly Sept Kit. I used Huntington garden papers and added a mist to the Green Tara bloom. and some Prima flowers. The pic is my mom helping me with my veil. I have scrapped the pic before. It is one of my favorites. The sketch had a dress form in it so It reminded me of this pic. The dress form used is from Dusty attic. The lace is from my daughters party dress. I have a couple more pieces saved for special pages. The journalling is on the tag behind pic. The front has the details of the day and the back has more of what I felt about that moment and how badly I miss my Mom.

King Me Paper Mixing Bowl

I have to admit it has taken me severall days to come up with a plan for this page.  I studied the DT pages and found a picture I could work with. My Chosen son Aaron and my daughter Jacey playing Giant Checkers at the cabin. daughter Serena watching them. I used MME paper from the lost and found collection and went with a crown theme. I journalled around the bottom. I also stitched around the page and used checker game pieces went with main color yellow and paint splatters were added. I also added distress stickles, Prima flowers and a Melissa Frances Crown Broach.

25 August 2012

turning one scrapfit sketch # 74

My little cousin Hadley turned one August 11, 2012.  Her mom sent picture invitations out and I used some of those pics for this page.  I used Lakehouse paper and a prima brick mask and molding paste. I also added a couple squirts of pink mist.  Recollection blooms, doilies and Webster's Pages letters.

19 August 2012

Creative Scrappers #222 Cherish

I love this sketch and love this Collection. Tea thyme by Prima.  I used paper and journal boxes to complete the sketch.  I made a faux polaroid and used Wild orchid mini roses to create the heart. I also added a Dusty Attic word and some ribbon roses.

Stuck on U sketches Aug 17 Sketch challenge

We had a family reunion this past weekend and My Aunt Faith gave me a 5 x 7 of my Mom and their brother Clifford.  They were 16 and 17 yrs old and it was Easter. My Grandmother had made all her girls dresses and the boys were also in their Sunday Best. I still have to get copies of the group pics that were taken.    I used Melissa Frances paper, trim and Prima Resins.. Seven Gypsies mini letters and Manor House and wild orchid flowers.