Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Stuck?! Sketches: June 15th 2016 Sketch and Reveal

Hello, hello! It's reveal day over at Stuck?! Sketches! And Laura Whitaker has done it again by creating a sketch super fun to work with. Here's the sketch:


And here's what I created with it:


Used TONS of Simple Stories' on this one. As soon as I saw the SN@P! Cat collection, I knew I wanted to scrap photos of our dear cat, Caillou. The background piece, photo mat and strips are from the Simple Stories' We Are... Family Simple Basics Kit. The colors match the cat collection perfectly! I then layered odds and ends of the SN@P! Cat collection's insta squares and pieces, stickers, and 3X4 cards. I also added a Maya Road cat clip (C-U-T-E!), a Studio Calico wood veneer piece, a strip of Stampin' Up cardstock for my journaling, a torn piece of corrugated paper from a random box I had at home, and some stitching using a Close-to-My-Heart stitching template with some DMC floss. I also stapled a metal arrow embellishment from my sister's stash (thanks, Ginette!) using the Tim Holtz mini stapler. However, I have no idea who made that arrow! But it's oh, so perfect for this layout - it reminds me of a fishbone! Photo by Philippe Dumas. This layout is now hanging in our living room. Love it!

Want to see what the other design team members came up with? Hop along right over here and be prepared to be inspired! And when you link your own design based on today's sketch over on the Stuck? Sketches blog, you'll get the chance to win some fabulous scrappy loot from these amazing sponsors: Evalicious and Scrapmatts. YAY!

Happy scrapping!

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Stuck?! Sketches: June 1st 2016 Sketch and Reveal

WOW! Another month come and gone! It's JUNE! I really love this month as it's full of celebrations! Why not start celebrating right now with a brand new Laura Whitaker sketch revealed this morning over at Stuck?! Sketches? Here it is:


And here's my take on it:


Here we have a dear friend of ours with his eldest daughter after an impromptu make-up session. Just love how it turned out à la football (hence, the title!). Used TONS of Basic Grey's Aurora collection on this layout - patterned papers, alphas, stickers, chipboard, a pocket and a flair. Set on a piece patterned paper from Basic Grey What's Up collection, I also used some Shimmerz Dazzlerz with a Heidi Swapp stencil/mask, and added some American Crafts alphas, Prima flowes, May Arts ribbon, Stampin' Up cardstock (and scallop boarder punch!), and stiching using a Crafter's Workshop template and some DMC floss.

Want to see what the other design team members came up with? Hop along right over here and be prepared to be inspired! And when you link your own design based on today's sketch over on the Stuck? Sketches blog, you'll get the chance to win some fabulous scrappy loot from these amazing sponsors: A2Z Scraplets and ScrapMuch?. YAY!

Happy scrapping!

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Stuck?! Sketches: May 15th 2016 Sketch and Reveal

Hello, everyone! Here we are at the May mid-month mark already. WOW! But happily, that means that it's time for another Stuck?! Sketches reveal and a new Laura Whitaker sketch. YAY! Here is the sketch:


L-O-V-E  that sketch!! Isn't it amazing? And here's what I created with it:


I had to work quite a bit to find a collection that matched the color of the hat Éloïse was wearing in that photo. Now, usually, when that happens, I would have opted to use a black and white version of the pic, but I R-E-A-L-L-Y wanted to use that photograph in color. I don't know. It just makes the exuberance of the memory that more exciting - the first time she sat in the stroller to go pick-up her brother at the bus stop without clipping the car seat onto the stroller!

I found all the pinkiest collections I had in my stash. Never imagined that there were so many shades of pink to choose from! ;) But as soon as I lay the photo onto My Mind's Eye's Cut & Paste-Adorbs collection, I knew I had found the match. I used 12X12 and 6X6 patterned papers, a button, as well as layered stickers from that collection. I also added pieces of Fancy Pants, Echo Park, and Basic Grey patterned papers. There's also part of a Jillibean Soup Placemat, Stampin' Up cardstock, alphas by My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey, a Heidi Swapp wood veneer title piece, random baker's twine and a button from my stash, and hand-stitching using a Bazzill Basics stitching template and DMC floss. But my favorite elements of this layout have to be those three Studio Calico transparent butterflies on there... Do you see them? Those are actually masks I've had in my stash since, get this, 2011. And no, I've never used them as they are intended. Not even once. I figured since I've never used them as masks that I was better off using them as embellishments! ;)

And there you have it! Want to see what the other design team members came up with? Hop along right over here and be prepared to be inspired! And when you link your own design based on today's sketch over on the Stuck? Sketches blog, you'll get the chance to win some fabulous scrappy loot from these amazing sponsors: Evalicious and Creative Embellishments. YAY!

Happy scrapping!

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Stuck?! Sketches: May 1st 2016 Sketch and Reveal

Hello, everyone! It's reveal day over at Stuck?! Sketches and Laura Whitaker has another awesome sketch for us all to play with. Here it is:


And here's what I did with it:

Used TONS of Basic Grey Highline on this layout - patterned papers (in both 12X12 and 6X6), acetate frames, and chipboard piece. Also added an American Crafts title sticker and odds and ends of a transparency piece, some Fancy Pants stickers and a bit of corrugated cardstock cut with a Stampin' Up die, Magenta mesh, Basic Grey alphas, Stampin' Up cardstock, a Prima butterfly clip, some random buttons and flowers, and finally, stitching done using a Close to My Heart stitching template with some DMC floss.

Want to see what the other design team members came up with? Hop along right over here and be prepared to be inspired! And when you link your own design based on today's sketch over on the Stuck? Sketches blog, you'll get the chance to win some fabulous scrappy loot from these amazing sponsors: ScrapMuch? and Wycinanka. YAY!

Happy scrapping!

Friday, 15 April 2016

Stuck?! Sketches: April 15th 2016 Sketch and Reveal

Hello, hello! It's reveal day over at Stuck?! Sketches! YAY! Laura Whitaker really knocked it out of the ball park with this fabulous sketch:


L-O-V-E this sketch!! And here's what I came up with:


Since Basic Grey has announced that it won't be producing scrapbooking products anymore, I've been on a BG binge. Not that I want to use up my stuff - quite the contrary - but just because I want to smell the paper, feel the textures and believe that they are still around! ;) Do you recognize the BG collection on this layout? Patterned papers, banner... It's an oldie... c. 2012... Soleil! I'm also super happy with that scripted background. It's totally inspired by Missy Whidden - using a Crafter's Workshop stencil, I scraped some Shimmerz' Dazzlerz in Coral Me Crazy over it. Love the effect! I also used some Crate chipboard stickers, a Heidi Swapp wood veneer title piece (that I painted with a clear Wink of Stella marker to give it a bit of sparkle), a Maya Road banner clip, Magenta mesh, buttons from my stash, Stampin' Up vellum and cardstock, a strand of baker's twine, and my ever-so-faithful Bazzill Basics stitching template and some good ol' DMC floss.

Want to see what the other design team members came up with? Hop along right over here and be prepared to be inspired! And when you link your own design based on today's sketch over on the Stuck? Sketches blog, you'll get the chance to win some fabulous scrappy loot from these amazing sponsors: Lindy's and Scrapmatts. YAY!

Happy scrapping!

Friday, 1 April 2016

Stuck?! Sketches: April 1st 2016 Sketch and Reveal

Hello, hello! WOW! It's been a L-O-N-G time since I've blogged about anything. But I'm back! I've lately been graciously welcomed me back to the Stuck?! Sketches team and I'm super excited to restart creating with Laura Whitaker's sketches on a regular basis. YAY! So, without any further adieu, here is Laura 's April 1st sketch:


And here's what I did with it:


I used tons of Basic Grey's Herbs & Honey collection on this one (patterned papers, decorative bags and brads). The color palette was SO perfect to bring out the tones in my photos. And yes, I fussy-cut all of those flowers from some of the patterned papers. It's relaxing - it truly is. ;)  I also added some Fancy Pants alphas, a Heidi Swapp wood veneer word, a Frecked Fawn wood veneer piece, Crate Paper rubons, Stampin' Up buttons (and that green one, I have no clue where it came from!), American Crafts glitter paper, Hemptique fibers, Basic Grey brads, and some Stampin' Up vellum and cardstock. Instead of adding journaling below the title, I opted to hide it behind that tag - it just makes the photots pop even more.

Want to see what the other design team members came up with? Hop along right over here and be prepared to be inspired! And when you link your own design based on today's sketch over on the Stuck? Sketches blog, you'll get the chance to win some fabulous scrappy loot from the amazing sponsors: DCWV and ScrapMuch? A Scrapbook Paradise. YAY!

Happy scrapping!

Friday, 8 January 2016

Smile - Scrapping for the fun of it!

Hello, everyone! I've been so busy blogging on other blogs that my own little space here is getting a tad rustic indeed. Well, I took a bit of time this week to scrap just for the fun of it. YAY! Here is what I came up with using the absolutely beautiful Cedar Lane collection by Pink Paislee:


This photo of my kids is one of my favourites - ever! Taken by a friend of mine, Philippe Dumas, it just depicts how much they can enjoy being together just being kids. I am so happy to have found a hobby that can make such special photos come to life even more.

Happy scrapping!