Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Mojo Monday Challenge #330

I have not always been a big cardmaker, but lately I am finding it fun to pick a challenge and then create something based on the challenge.  There are so many Card Challenge Blogs out there, but I am loving Mojo Monday, which provides a sketch each Monday.  It is a great way to get some cards made and challenge myself a bit, especially when my mojo is a no go!!

Here is the sketch from this week's challenge:

And here is my card!

A lovey card for my Valentine - made from leftover Christmas paper!  Gotta love using up leftover pieces!

The dies are from the Cricut  Artbooking Cartridge.

You can check out the Mojo Monday Challenge Blog at www.mojomonday.blogspot.com.

Give it a try - a challenge blog is a great way to find your mojo, or just get some projects completed!

Happy Day!

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Project Life 2.0

Last year I started doing more scrapping in the style of Project Life.  Using those adorable 3x4 and 4x6 cards made getting pages done quick and easy!  Not to mention helping me to get through the sheer quantity of photos that a camerasaurus ( my son's word!) like myself takes!

But what else can you do with those cards?  CTMH has a new line of fun cards called Picture My Life that come a number of different styles.  I chose the Surf's Up collection, because I have a ton of summer/ beach/lake photos that need attention.  But I also wanted to use the cards on my regular layouts as well.

Here is a layout I did using primarily cards, a 9x9 piece of patterned paper, and cardstock.

It was fun, fast and easy!  I also used my Cricut, which more and more is becoming a staple in layout design.

Here is the Picture My Life pack I used:

And three other available sets:  (There are 8 in total)

Have you tried this style of scrapping?  What do you think?  Enquiring minds want to know!  Leave a comment and let me know if you would try it, or how you are already incorporating it into your scrapbooking!

Happy Day!

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Hexagon Love

I love the current honeycomb trend!  Those lovely 6 sided shapes that are like honeycomb are very versatile and fun to play with!  With the new CTMH Idea Book coming out on February 1, I thought I would share a sneak peek of one of the new paper packs, Skylark, along with a new stamp set called Honeycomb.

This actually uses only one  full piece of double sided patterned paper, a piece of card stock (plus a 4 x 6 photo mat) and then a few hexagons cut from coordinating patterns.  The rest of the hexagons are stamped to give a variety of patterns in various colours.  I used the Artbooking Cricut cartridge to cut all those hexagons - I LOVE that it coordinated with many stamp sets, making it very useful and user friendly!

Aside from the fussy cutting - not my favourite, I will confess - it was quick and easy to put this together.  I am loving the new stuff coming out and enjoying playing around with my new toys!!

More sneak peeks to come over the next couple of weeks - stay tuned!

Happy Day!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

A Little Bit of Chicken Love. . .

Last May we had three lovely hens ( or so we thought) join our family, courtesy of the Reynolds School Backyard Chicken Program.  The chickens are a great addition to our family, however making sure we actually had three hens took a few tries and a couple of trade ins.  Let's just say the neighbours were not as thrilled as us when the roosters ( not hens!) began to sing!  It is a myth that roosters crow only at daybreak - they noisy things crow all day and night!  So after a few attempts, we ended up with Neyba ( named after a child Hannah met in Ecuador), Princess Leia Josh's pick) and Detective Olivia Benson ( chosen by Emily who apparently watches too much TV!)

In honour of the chickens made with the Babycakes Collection from CTMH- a layout all about Chicken Love. . .

PS - we are still waiting for them to lay eggs. . .

Happy Day!

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Bald is Beautiful!

In September my awesome son #1 shaved his head to raise money for Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock - a big local fundraiser to help kids with cancer.  His school, Reynolds Secondary, raised over
$100 000 this year for the cause, and head shaves are a big part of it.  Ben himself raised $1400 - so proud that he took the initiative to do this, especially as a freshman!!  Here is a layout o celebrate his accomplishment!

And an embellishment close up:

I am loving having time to scrapbook again!  Hope you are finding a few moments, too!!

Happy Day!

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

It's National Papercrafting Month!!!

Yippee!   And Happy 2014!  Lots of reasons to celebrate!  I am always excited by the possibilities that a a new year brings, and I am extra excited about some cool new stuff from Close to My Heart, including a great new kit just for this month!

With a purchase of just $35, you can get the awesome Cloud Nine Kit for only $15!  It includes enough supplies to make 10 cards - 2 each of 5 designs.  The kit includes a full size roll of sparkly teal ribbon, a roll of washi tape, and a regular size package of embellishments, as well as a full stamp set!

Cloud Nine Card Kit Contents
1 – My Acrylix™ Cloud Nine Stamp Set (D-size)
1 – Cloud Nine B&T Duos™ Paper
1 – Lagoon Cardstock Sheet
1 – Honey Cardstock Sheet
1 – 9" ยต 9½" White Daisy Die-Cuts Sheet
1 Roll – Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape†
1 Roll – Teal Shimmer Trim†
1 Package – Durables Triangle Studs†
10 – Card Bases & Envelopes
1 – Instructional Brochure
Featured colors: Lagoon, Sunset, Honey,
 White Daisy
†new product in Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book

Lots of fun and easy for even the most beginner of beginners!!  Check out the video below for all the details!

To purchase your kit for just $15, simply spend $35 ( easy to do - lots of fun stuff!) You can click the shopping link and check out my website from the button on the sidebar.

Tomorrow I will have a layout made from the kit - for those who are not cardmakers!!

Happy Day!