30 December 2013

Stuck on U Sketches Project Life Add 3 Label strips

Hi Everyone. Here is my page for Stuck on U sketches Project Life Team. The challenge is to add 3 label strips. I made my strips and added lace at the bottom.  My Week is from Dec 8-14, 2013. My label strips say Love These Days.  My pages are more traditional scrapbook style right now. These pages are for my December daily and they all coordinate. I use events during the week and those moments that I reflected on.  
I used MME Christmas Collection on these pages.  I try not to make it too difficult or daunting.  I make my pages in advance and add pictures later.

Here is a recap of this week.
Dec 8, 2013. We watched Asher and he took a nap while watching Football.
Dec 9, 2013 Still working on the tree.  Jacey and Robert Finals at school. Karrah had a Project for her friend Robert at school it was due today.
Dec 10, 2013  Rob brought me home a Tims Coffee. Highlight of my day.
Dec 11, 2013 My swap arrived from the scrap Beach.  I tucked it away for Christmas.
December 12, 2013 My order arrived. Lots of Yummy Goodies. Karrah's Friend Robert loved the present.
December 13. 2013 Jacey and I ran away to Ottawa to do some Christmas shopping after I had tires fixed at dealership.  Great day.  I also took a pic of Motley sleeping in Havocs bed.
December 14, 2013 More shopping and ended our day with Asher.

I hope you find time to play at Stuck on U sketches.  The Challenges can help you stay motivated with your project life.

29 December 2013

RCS #60 "New Years Eve"

I hope everyone was had a wonderful Holiday Season.  A new Challenge is up on the Red Carpet Studio Blog and the challenge is to Create a Project using something "New" 

Here is my page and I used paper from Inkido and Kaisercraft from this season and from my December kit at Cest Magnificent.  I also picked up a wooden frame at Micheals and was lucky enough to get all the embellishments in a Christmas Swap at The Scrap Beach.  I saved all the items and opened them on Christmas morning.  Wish I could give credit to those in the swap who sent these wonderful items but I put everything in a basket right away I even used one of the paper bags.  So I don't remember who belongs to what.  I also received the picture from my sister for Christmas.  I also remembered this page was due after things had settled down.   I 
  Winner will receive 3 yards of ribbon of their choice from our Sponsor Sparkly Sweet.

20 December 2013

Grandma's Treasures.

We have a Blizzard on the last day before Christmas Vacation.  No Snow Days for the kids but perfect day for scrapping.  I used a sketch from Stuck Sketches. and also used some elements to be able to enter this page at Frosted Designs. 

I used a 12 x 12 by Jodie Lee the delight collection. I punched around the page with a MS punch. I folded a scrap from the A4 paper pad and some crocheted lace from my stash.  I found some blooms from recollections, petaloo, WOC, and a couple I made myself.

The elements I added to be eligible for the Frosted Designs challenge incude.  Cream coloured- paper, flowers,  Paper bag is behind picture and serves as a journal card envelope.  Roses I used Cream coloured, Pink and cranberry,  I also added a blue sash and bow on the picture.

This page will also be shared at Berry 71 bleu.
The elements I used are the creams and pinks.  I was also drawn to the word Joy and simple Pleasures. My Mom had pet  names for all her Grand kids from Treasure, Sweetheart, Darling, Joy, Sunshine, Jewel, Princess, Prince and Buttercup. Asher is our little LOVE but he is the King of our Universe.   I miss my mother especially around the Holidays and getting pictures of all the Grandchildren was often a present to her.

16 December 2013

Love To Scrap Challenge #20 " How Sketchy is that"

We have a new challenge at Love To scrap.  We are using a sketch from Starry Nights Studio sketch 6.  So this sketch must be used.

Here is my card using Flower Angel. I followed the sketch and used this beautiful angel image. I also used copics to colour the image. Some lace and gems from my stash.
Our sponsor for this challenge is
5 images will be awarded to the winner.

Stuck on U Sketches Project Life Tabbed Card

Happy Monday Morning.  I have a Design Team 2 Pager for SOUS Project Life Team. The Challenge is to add a Tabbed card.  Mine is on page 2.  I Make my PL pages a little more traditional scrapbooking style. I have tons of embellishments so I try to use what I can. So I can buy more of course.  These pages are also part of my December Daily Album. I use 12 x 12 page protectors. Mostly so I can add my embellishments easier.  I tend to make my pages in advance and go back and add pictures. I keep a calendar of events so I refresh my memory.  With a large Family I find it kind of hard to pick the pictures we have so much going on.  It was also hard to take a good picture of my pages. The sun has not been very friendly. I used MME Lost and Found xmas collection.
 I hope you find some time to create this holiday Season. Please join us for the challenge at Stuck on U Sketches. 

Here is my Recap of December 1-7, 2013
1- The family geared up to watch the mid season Finale of The Walking Dead. I took a pic right after the a show favourite was killed.
2. more cleaning and more decorating.
3. Snow Storm starting. Motley went out in his coat with Cherish
4. Cherish playing in snow.
5. Taylene had 4 wisdom teeth extracted.
6. Happy Birthday Julie. Rob's Work xmas party and Cookie making night.
7. Tarbell Family xmas party. Canvas painting, ornament making, Photo booth pictures and cookie candy exchange. Family from BC, Rochester, 6 Nations, were able to make it home.
New Baby for Clint and Kathy Baby Charlie was born Dec 3, 2013.

15 December 2013

Red Carpet Studio " The Grinch who stole Christmas

Hi Everyone. We have perfect weather for scrapbooking here in the North Country.  Winter storm has hit our area and the snow is piling up. I am sure the roads will be clear for school tomorrow but kids are hoping for a snow day.  The new Challenge up at Red Carpet Studio The theme is "The Grinch who stole Christmas and a sketch is provided for this challenge from Stuck Sketches.
                                                   Here is the sketch

                                                  Here is my page

I used Bo Bunny paper collection Silver and Gold. I added the layers and used a Spellbinders Christmas Tree Die.  This is my Family at a Photo shoot in front of my Mother's Home.  It is also the picture form our Christmas card this year.   I know the holiday season can be hectic for most so I hope you find some time to create and join the challenge.  Our Sponsor is The paper nest Dolls and a $25 gift certificate is the prize.  I hope you all have a Merry Christmas.

This page will also be in a challenge at Frosted Designs Silver and gold (on paper and embellishments)
The page will also be in Stuck Sketches Challenge.

12 December 2013

Times To Cherish Followers Please Read. I Need your Vote

Hey Bloggers. I have a favour to ask. I entered a LO at Let's Get Sketchy "Cover Girl Challenge" The winning page will be determined by a vote on the blog. I would appreciate your support (if you think my Layout should grace the cover.   I followed the sketch provided and a colour scheme.  I would love to see this little cutie on the cover of the Magazine.
Please go to the blog and check the circle next to the picture and go to the bottom and press vote.
Lets get Sketchy Cover girl challenge

Thanks for your support.

11 December 2013

Handmade Harbour Midweek Paper craft Party Merry Christmas

Holiday festivities are in full swing here in the North Country.  I have had a busy schedule and like to craft when I get the chance so I can relax and recharge.  Here are some tags that have found a home on my Christmas Tree.  I used the star Snowman image and used copics than ran the images through my cuttle bug. You can join the challenge at Handmade Harbour.

Here is a close up.

I hope your holiday season is not too hectic the fun is just beginning.  Have a Merry Christmas.

5 December 2013

Boy Meets Girl " Girls Turn" Use same pic more than once.

Hi Scrappers.  Here is my Design Team page for Boy Meets Girl. It is the girls turn and the challenge is to use the same picture more than once.   The Challenge will now run from The 5th of each month to the next 5th of each month. Giving scrappers an entire month to get pages submitted.  I found a Picture of my daughter Karrah when she was 4 years old.  She had started the Ketogenic Diet, Dec 4th 2004. In hopes of helping control her seizures.  We found of course it did and this was our first Christmas that Karrah stayed awake to open presents, play with her toys and not be bombarded with seizures.  We truly felt blessed.  I had ordered the paper from Cest Magnificent online store. I am sorry but can't remember manufacturer.  I added ribbon and blooms and wash tape. I also added an Battenburg Lace Angel.

I know December can be hectic. I hope you find some time to create.  In 2004 we were very lucky to feel like we were touched by an Angel.  Karrah went 5 years without a Seizure.  We still struggle but If she sticks to diet she has no seizure activity.  She is also medication free. 

I am also entering this page at Scrapping Everyday Miracles. Christmas Theme Challenge.

2 December 2013

Shape card For Love To Scrap Challenge Blog #19

Morning Scrappers. Here is a Shaped Easel Card for Love to Scrap Design Team.  I have to admit cards don't come easy for me. I can create a detailed layout in 1/2 an hour but it took me 2 days to create this card. 

I used Prima's Firefly paper. A mini Lucky 8 Punch. I coloured the Curly Sue  image with water-colour pencil crayons. I added a doily, Prima blooms, lace and recollection gem stickers. I hope you find some time to play at Love To Scrap the Christmas season is just beginning.  Have a Great day.

The prize is 3 images of your choice from Lacy Sunshine Stamps. Good Luck.

Stuck on U Sketches Project Life "Add a Scallop Circle"

Hi Scrapper's here is my first PL Post for Stuck on U sketches Project Life Design Team.  I hope I don't Disappoint you. I have so much paper and scrappy tools I try to use them as often as possible. The paper collection is from MME Christmas paper pad.  I added a scallop circle as a Title Date card and as a Journal card.  I love to Scrap. So I used a swirly snowflake punch from Martha Stewart and added some snowflakes and a couple roses to the pages.  This is also the beginning of my December Daily book.  The week of US Thanksgiving starts off our Christmas festivities.  

I hope you get some creative time during the holidays.  I know I look forward to crafting.  My kids are really excited to see the book develop and by next year I should have 52  Double layouts to let them enjoy.   Take a look at the Design Teams Creations and try out Project Life.  Full Challenge details are on the Stuck on U Sketches Blog.

Recap of my week.
This week was fun filled my Niece Aryanna turned Sweet 16, She had a party that we attended.
My Aunt Emily let us know that her Birthday is Nov 24 not 23rd we have always celebrated her Birthday on the 23rd and she said that she always celebrated with her cousin Millie but her Bday is the 24th. She has also finished all her Chemo Treatments and her hair is growing back.  She looks and feels good.
Family Night watching The Walking Dead. The Governor shows his true colours.
25-28th. We were gearing for a heavy snow but it never fell in our area.
 Nov 25, Asher came to visit. He had the flu Thursday and Friday poor little guy.  Visited again on Saturday.
 Nov 26 . Rob won a Thanksgiving basket filled with a complete dinner.
 Nov 27  Feryns Bday  her twin celebrates the 28th  John.
Nov 28  We also had The Hall Family celebrate Thanksgiving together and we had a who belongs to who and fun games.
We cut Motleys hair this week. Kids on break from Wed to Friday.
Nov 29. We went Black Friday Shopping late in the day missed the mad rush but had a man strip next to us at Urban Planet. They had to take ink tag off his shirt.
Nov 30. Saturday Cherish and I sat at the rec hall for an indoor lawn sale. We sold 4 full crates of Scrapbook paper.

1 December 2013

Dec 1 BMG Sketch

I cannot believe it is December 1st.  I am doing a december daily and today our tree goes up. a Family day that ends with the midseason finale of The Walking Dead.  We are fans. So before the mayhem here is my page for Boy Meets Girl . It's the Boys turn. We have a sketch and I chose a Christmas theme. Here is Asher at his Santa photo shoot.  You now a whole month to get your pages linked .
I used Nutcracker Sweet by G45 for my page. I fussy cut some of the images.  I used prima blooms. The big red flower was won in a kit not sure where it is from.  The Christmas season is here and I hope you take some time to relax and create.

27 November 2013

Midweek Paper Craft Party. Winter Fun

It is time for a new challenge at Handmade Harbour. Our Midweek Paper craft Party challenge is "Winter Fun". Here is a card for inspiration. It is a 6 x 6 card with a Snowman Family digi stamp.  Simple design. I used muted color background doily ricrac ribbon .

 Can't wait to see your Winter Fun Creations.

24 November 2013

Let's Get Sketchy Cover Girl Challenge

Hi Scrapper's. I was able to scrap today and created this page for Let's Get Sketchy Cover Girl Challenge.  I used these colors for inspiration

                                                   and followed the sketch provided.

Here is my page using MME All is bright collection.  I used 2 wallets of my nephew Asher.  I have to admit they maybe the last pics of him being so cooperative and amusing his mom as she took pictures.  He is not even 2 yet and tells us " No stop" and runs away. 

Red Carpet Studio Challenge # 58 Nutcracker

Morning Scrappers. I't my turn to host the challenge at Red Carpet Studio. The challenge is based on the Holiday Classic the Nutcracker. The challenge will be to add ribbon and lace to your projects. I love the story of the Nutcracker and as a child can remember wanting my toys to come alive and wondering if they did when I fell asleep.  

Our Sponsor for this challenge

My Creation for the challenge.

I made an exploding box with G45 Nutcracker Sweet collation. I used ribbons and lace on the project.

                                                                    Inside the box

I hope you find some time to Create with some ribbon and lace.   I am excited to host my first challenge at Red Carpet Studios and can't wait to visit your blog and see what you create.

18 November 2013

Love To Scrap Challenge Blog " Boyz Rule" Challenge 18

A new week  and the Boyz Rule at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog. The Challenge is to create a project with the boys in mind. A Masculine project.  I used a Dreamcatcher image from our sponsor and added it to my nephew's page.  I used Kaisercraft New arrivals collection.

The winner will receive 5  images from our sponsor for this challenge. I hope you get to play along. 

This page is also entered at Scrapper's Delight  Anything goes Challenge.
Added texture Burlap, color scheme for Color me scrappy

15 November 2013

Cherish "White with a pinch of Pink

Here is a Page I created this morning. I was sorting through pictures yesterday and found this pic of my daughter Cherish and her first and last day at dance class when she was 3 I believe. Her Sister Karrah finished the program but as soon as Cherish knew I had a couple pics. She said she was done and wanted to go home.

I started by painting a Corrugated 12 x 12 piece of cardboard.  I added lace and trims then cheesecloth and a mask with texture magic.  I folded a square doily and filled it with flowers and placed pic on top of it . I added Fairies from Fairybelle collection prima and WOC roses and a tulle bow.  

I will be submitting my page at Scrap Africa. 

Tussie Mussie for Give a Gift Challenge

I am starting to get around better and was able to get a project made not only for the challenge but for a swap I joined.  I made not only 1 but 22 Tussie Mussies.  This one I embellished a bit more than the others. I will be submitting this at Frosted Designs Challenge.
I started with an 8x8 piece of double sided card stock.  Made the cone and  started adding lace and ribbon and buttons and to keep with the Christmas theme added a Poinsettia.  I filled the Tussie Mussie with a Batten burg heart and angel.

BMG Girl page. Winter colours

A new Challenge is up at Boy Meets Girl Challenge blog.  It is the girls turn and the challenge is to use a wintery colour scheme no bright colours. I used a pic of my Aunt and one of her annual trips to the Ottawa Rideau Canal skate with her great nieces.  I remember as a child going on the trips with her and skating and drinking hot chocolate in one of the warm up and rest stations.  I used Authentique's Peaceful collection.  Greys, ivories, green, purple and blue.

 I hope you find time to create and link your page to the Boy Meets Girl Blog.

13 November 2013

Handmade Harbour "Christmas is coming"

A new Challenge is up at Handmade Harbour. Christmas is coming.  Here is my DT Page for inspiration.  I used a MMe Christmas pack from last year and distressed the pages. Used a Lucky 8 scallop punch a couple doilies a cut out for the journal card and I used a 2 digi  tags and the birds on the limb digi. Not sure of it's real name but all stamps can be found in the store HERE.

I added the bright flowers to match Asher's Santa out fit and really like the effect it created.  I hope you get some time to create and link up at the handmade Harbour Blog.  Paper Craft party. a new challenge every week. 

10 November 2013

Red Carpet Studio challenge #57 A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.

Good Morning Scrappers.  Melina is hosting the Challenge at Red Carpet Studio. The Challenge is " Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"  Create a food-themed project.  

The sponsor for this challenge is Your Next Stamp Set. 

Here is my tag for inspiration.  The Hall Family will be celebrating togethr this year.  My Husband is 1-8 children and we will be joining all the families at our local community centre for a Harvest feast. I made a tag as an invitation to the family members that I see.  I used some vegetable stickers and placed on cardstock and fussy cut and pop dotted them in some spots. I also added some small leaves.  I added a  sweetgrass wreath at the top and Hand wrote the info on a journal card.  I hope you find time to create during the pre-Christmas season. 

1 November 2013

Boy Meets girl AAB Fall Colors

Well another Halloween has passed and I must admit this on was kind of painful. I had surgery on Tuesday and I am just starting to get around. The kids had fun though.  The new Challenge on the blog Boy Meets Girl is fall Colors. I chose a pic of Asher from last Halloween I believe he had 3 outfits. I added some paper layers and some fall blooms. I used an older collection from Teresa Collins.   
I hope you get to create something for the challenge. I will leave some love on your blog if you do.

31 October 2013

Handmade Harbour. Mid week paper craft party. Having Fun.

Happy Halloween. Here is a tag I lifted from Angie Bloom. I met her at a Crop and create in Cornwall last Month. I used 2 of Wendy's Stamps on this tag.  The theme is having Fun. at Handmade Harbour

I used a stampin up paper and 2 different punches, I also used 2 washi tapes and some distress ink. I hope you find some time to create and add your link on the main blog.

28 October 2013

Red Carpet Studio. Hocus Pocus Challenge #56

Here is the new Challenge at Red Carpet Studio.  The Movie Playing is one of my all time favorites "Hocus Pocus"
I made several of these Treat bags for my daughters class. They are filled with Candy and Small toys. I used a DCWV stack and Teresa Collins papers and recollection paper tape.  Halloween is only a couple days away and I hope you have plenty of opportunity to make a Halloween Project for the Challenge.

Our Sponsor for this challenge