Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer is Here!!!

 I thought I better post just to let you know that for the next couple of months my posts may be even more sporadic than they already are!! Codie is working out at camp again this summer, so the kids and I will be enjoying the sunshine at the beach (: I will try to post once and a while when I am home but it will all depend on how much laundry and grocery shopping I will need to get done ):

 Here is another Close To My Heart WOTG layout I did with my group a couple of months ago. To be quite honest I wasn't a big fan of this kit at first but once I worked with it I fell in love!! The paper works with so many different themes and those little canvas buttons are great to stamp on!! It took me a bit to find some pics that would work with the workshop but I had fun searching through my old pictures!! I found these cute ones of Azelyn on her tricycle at camp last summer. Her dress matched the Mayberry paper perfectly.
 All products used for this layout are CTMH.

 Have a great summer everyone!! and I promise I will try to catch up on your blogs when I am home!!!

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thank You Very Much!!

 OK so I am one of the worst procrastinators!! I took my niece down south on the March break to look at Universities. Along the way we stayed with some of my Mom's friends who were nice enough to let us bunk with them. I wanted to make them Thank You cards because I thought they deserved ones made with love (: Well here we are, over 3 months later and I just finished one of the cards I was supposed to make ): I've had the images coloured for about a month even!!!
 Anyway, for this card I used the Mojo Monday sketch for this week, and added stitching so I could enter it in the Basic Grey challenge too!! I tried out my new Sew Easy but I'm sorry it wasn't so easy for me!!! If anyone has any pointers for being successful with it please pass them on!!! I ended up using my Tim Holtz ruler and paper piercer this time! The adorable little mouse is a Whipper Snapper stamp and the bt is Basic Grey's Sweet Threads (I love it!!). I also used MME twine, CTMH sentiment (inside), cs and ink, dollar store bling, a LOTV stamp, spellbinder and SU punch. I coloured the image in with my copics.

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Catchin' Worms- Scrap & Stamp Challenge

 This week our challenge Scrap & Stamp is SUMMER FUN!! That's an easy one for me because I have a tonne of pics from our summers!! Hopefully you have some summer pics kicking around so you can join us! Just remember to use a stamp somewhere on your page. Click on the link above to check out what the other DT created (:

 These pics are from a day we went fishing out at camp (Lake Manitou on Manitoulin Island). The kids don't always like fishing with their Dad because he usually goes downrigging (you just keep going and going and going...) but this time we went for something other than Lake Trout so the kids got to use worms and cast and stuff. Lee got Azelyn all set up with her hook and worm and casted it out. She then reeled it in, with no fish. I was expecting her to be disappointed but instead she yelled "look!! look!! I caught a worm!!" She thought it was the best thing in the world (:

 I found (thanks Roxy!!) this fabulous sketch from Sketches in Thyme so I can enter it in their June collection (: Products are MME and BG paper, CTMH cs, liquid glass, ink, and stamps (the little worm is from Wonderful Charms, and the 100% Girl is from Just for Girls). I used a SU circle punch for the border, Thickers letters and the star is Tim Holtz grungeboard.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011


 This is the card I gave my Dad for Father's Day. My FILs was similar, but I didn't get a pic. The image is LOTV, and the paper is MME. I used my copics to colour this cute little guy. You will have to keep in mind that this was coloured under camper lights and I only had minimal supplies to put it together. I of course left this to the last minute and ended up having to finish it at camp ): I figured it was for a man and he wouldn't notice the imperfections a crafting woman might (:
 Once again I had started this to enter CPS sketch challenge and missed the deadline ): but I am entering it in Card for Men challenge- stars

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Live Today & Fun

 I have had some of my CTMH WOTG layouts done for awhile and have just finally got around to taking some pics. These are the layouts for the Lucky workshop. I absolutely love this paper, I think it goes with just about any pics. All products used are CTMH. The stamp used on the titles is Rustic Alphabet. I realized after taking the pictures of the layouts that I forgot to journal first ): I will be sure to add it before putting them in the album.

 The pics are of my oldest who is 16, with his baby sister who is 4. (my biggest baby and my smallest baby)
They usually get along OK, but lately Codie has been getting fed up with "the princess" always getting her way (when Daddy's around) or sucking when she doesn't (when Daddy's not around). The day these pics were taken though, they were having a good time together. Codie was being a nice big brother taking his sister for a quad ride, and Azelyn was being a little goofball (: You likely can't see it but in one of the small pics she was trying to lick him! My favourite pics are the 2 big ones on the second page,where he is helping her off the quad and where she is looking up at him.

I'm off to camp tomorrow, so have a good weekend and I will check out your blogs when I get back (:

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Baby Blues- SSS Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone!!! This weeks challenge at Scrap & Stamp Saturday is the feature the men in your life. I have had this baby pic of my Dad kicking around for a bit, just begging to be scrapped, so I thought it would be perfect for this challenge (: It will be a part of his Father's Day gift. I started an album for my parents a while ago and try to add to it every once and a while. This isn't the original picture but I think it scanned fairly well for its age?!

The paper, ric rac and letters are all MME (Lush and Fine & Dandy), the little Bingo card is Jenni Bowlin, cs, chipboard and little clip are all CTMH. I also used a couple of CTMH background stamps on the "S" and the white cs.

I'm off on a Girls Weekend (my little cousin is getting marries this summer) but I will catch up on your blogs when I get back (:

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