Saturday, August 30, 2008

Placing Blame 2

First I would like to say sorry I've been missing in action. We received some news(good) last week that shook my world for a bit. I needed some time to figure out what we were going to do.

Now on to the blame placing. It is Tessa's fault again. I saw the cute little clips on her blog and knew I had to do them for the kid's teachers, and EAs. I also added a little tin because they were just too adorable to not add.

So the clips and the little strawberry on the outside of the tin are scratch 'n sniff. They smelled sooooo yummy while I was making them. I used sugar free jello and glossy glaze embossing powder. This doesn't leave a smooth embossed look to it though.

The only real problem I could find is doing this while you have a two year old in the house. I could not quite get her to understand that they were pretend cherries. She kept telling me how yummy they were. I kept telling her she couldn't eat them because they weren't real. So evidently my two year old thought they were scratch 'n taste. I had to remake a few clips and redo a tin, and then I found this evidence later.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

My In-laws

The Scrapping Out Loud challenge of the week was to use fabric. With all the moving and cleaning happening in this house, I just weeded out a whole bunch of my fabric. So I went upstairs and found some of my MILs fabric. I thought if I was using her fabric then I should try and do a page with her kids in it.

This picture was taken at my BILs funeral(not the same bil funeral as the other one, just behind in scrapping.....). I couldn't believe we got everyone in the shot and it didn't turn out too badly. There are a couple of the kids in there so I'm just pretending that they aren't there.

The sketch is from Sisterhood of Scrap the sketch Saturday. I used scallop notes instead of a circle, again. Urban West rub-ons, brads from GinaK.

Also, it looks crooked in the picture but not crooked when I look at it on my desk......can't figure that one out.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

In this moment

First thank you to MzPenny for the title because I was stuck.stuck.stuck.

Challenge #5 from Deanne's blogoversary is a sketch challenge. Oh how I love sketches. I'm still trying to get Chez's first year all scrapped up. This was a difficult picture for me. My sil took this picture of Chez and I as soon as we walked in the door to wait for her husband's funeral.

I used Spring Break paper, more chipboard letters. I hid my journaling under the orange paper background, you can see it poking out.

Hold RD

Finished another blogoversary challenge! If things go right today, I'll get another one done as well. This challenge was to do the Sisterhood of scrap challenge. Use chocolate chip paper and a pastel colour/s.

I only had two sheets of Chocolate chip left, and I needed two of this layout, so I did use close to cocoa as well, I hope that's ok. I also used bashful blue paper from the prints pack. Found some chipboard letters, covered them in craft bashful blue ink, and chipboard shapes.

I like no buy months because I always find things I have forgotten about. I don't like no buy months because I am now out of chocolate chip, bashful blue, barely banana, sage shadow, and more mustard cs.

Friday, August 15, 2008

See the Beauty

I'm still doing the blogoversary, and the next challenge was to the Song Lyrics "Just the Two of Us." as the title. Now it didn't have to be Just the Two of Us but the title of the page has to be in the song lyrics.

This is a picture of the first pansy I saw in the spring time. It was growing in my garden before we dug the garden up to plant my veggies. I thought it was really pretty and especially in the spring after a long Saskatchewan winter, it was a beautiful sight to see.

I used my prints paper in both close to cocoa and almost amethyst. My retired hodgepodge hardware and SAB rub-ons for decorations.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Actual Cards

I know I've mentioned that I'm not a big card maker. Deanne's second blogoversary challenge was to use a provided sketch and make 3 different occasions cards from it.

For the baby card, I used my sab rub-ons, instead of ribbon, and Buggies & Booties stamp set. For the Christmas card, I used Perfect Presentation, and Holidays and Wishes. For the note card I used a rak.

When I do card challenges, whenever possible, I try and do a Christmas card. I alsways do the Christmas Card Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month we do 10 Christmas cards and then by the time you go to send them out, you're either already done or you have a good start on them. So I did 10 of the Christmas card so I can add it to my challenge cards.

I love getting raks. I love opening my mail and finding them there. I love looking at how they were made and just looking at them. I do not love throwing them out or storing them. I think I have come up with a solution. I take a picture of them, so I always have them then, I keep them, until I can find a place to either use them in my scrapbooks or use a part to make another card with it.

This rak was given to me from Cheri, I love the stamp and scalloped circle. I knew I had to use it sometime, and it was just perfect for this sketch.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Koivu's Turn

Deanne, who is an amazing scrapper, is having her blogoversary. She is giving challenges out for a chance to get a rak from her. The first challenge was given on 08-08-08 and we were to use either 0, or 8, or both somewhere prominently in the layout.

I had this picture of Koivu's first day at school, Waneeke dropped him off and showed him the ropes. I used chipboard letters and covered them in craft ink, as well as the primary colours simply scrappin kit.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


First I have to say the shortened version of Scrapping Out Loud has me giggling a little.

When we went through my mom's stuff, she had a button box. I added my buttons to it and
then because I didn't think 1000+ buttons were enough, I bought a few more bags. I'm not exactly sure how much sewing I thought I'd be getting done. So when SOL announced the challenge for the week, I knew I had enough accessories.

I used the I'm Here (Boy) simply scrapping kit, some buttons from my button box, the die cut machine at the lss, and my bashful blue stripped ribbon.

Friday, August 8, 2008

At School

I love wild wasabi. I love soft sky. I love certainly celery. Put them together and you get Totally Random's 5th Challenge. I combined challenges with this one and I also did the Inspiration Found challenge on SCS. So this is a scraplift of Trish O'Brien's page.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Christmas Concert

Totally random challenge #4 was to use song lyrics as journalling. I had actually read this challenge when it was originally posted but I didn't do it at the time. I knew what it was that I wanted to do but I just couldn't get it together in my mind enough to get it done.

A few weeks before Waneeke's Christmas concert we were giving the lyrics to the songs she was going to be singing so we could help her. I kept the page because I knew then that I was going to use them somewhere on the page.

I love the holiday harmony paper but I am running out of purely pom cardstock and the beautiful, beautiful, beautiful purely pom satin ribbon. I used Always Artichoke to mat my pictures and as the colour of the journalling and the colour in the title. And then I used my glitter splatter technique(empty bottle of Tombow liquid multi, and squeeze hard and fast, it sort of splatters glue across the paper and then add glitter).

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Sweetest Thing

Challenge #3 for Totally Random was to use only Cardstock, no printed paper. This was a huge challenge for me, I love my printed paper. Usually, I start with my pictures, pick my printed paper and then go to find a sketch that will work with both. So I thought about it for awhile and knowing that I do not have a die cut machine(yay Big Shot) I was going to have to think of something.

Here's what I did have that made my just cardstock look better. I had scallop circle notes, and the die cut flowers. I also had the 5 petal flower punch from SU. I figured with all of that, and the ad that jumped out at me in my old Scrapbooks Etc magazine I could come up with something. My only issue was, I had to find a picture, a single picture that was not landscape.

This is an old picture of my oldest daughter and it isn't very good but it was a disposable camera so I'll take what I could get.

The page, super cute.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Last Day

This is the second challenge from Totally Random, the challenge was to use some dry embossing on your page. I don't have an embosser yet (yay for the Big Shot) but Shay was kind enough to rak me some embossed sheets. I started with that sheet and worked my layout around it. I sort of used Sally's sketch for this week but took some huge liberties with it.

I thought the clips from the Hodgepodge hardware went really well with the embossing design.

If you haven't checked out Scrapping Out Loud's challenge for the week, you really should. It is a button challenge, and we all know how many buttons some of us have around. Great time to use them

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Good Dreams


BIG SHOT!!!!!!!!!

Did I mention AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Ok here's my excitement, SU! is coming out with a die cutting machine. I really wanted one but I was waiting until after convention. Actually, I was hoping they would have announced a die cutting machine, instead of the Design Elements but now I can have both! The best part, the absolute best part? There are going to be SU! exclusive designs! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

I'm waiting on pins and needles for my new catty, and I can hardly wait to order from it.

Ok onto the not as good stuff but the reason for the blog.

When I took the last week off of scrapping, I was checking out some of the challenges around. Totally Random is having a catch up challenge. I am really enjoying it because I have never done any of the challenges. So this is the challenge for week 1.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Jump Rope Mania

Last night I had my night off at the lss. I decided to do the challenge for Scrapping Out Loud while I was there. The challenge there this week was to use punches on your page. I love SU! punches because they are quiet punches and very easy to use. I often use punches. I had just right layout sitting there waiting for me to get started on.
I used the die cut machine at the store for the title. I really need to look into getting myself one I can use at home. I used the arrow punch from SU!.

p.s. I just re read the rules(insert the whole rolling eyes here) and I did the layout wrong because I also used ribbon, sorry. (and I'm linking anyway ;) )