Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Gimme Some Sugar and Sunny Thoughts

This awesome sketch by PageMaps is featured on the Scrapbook & Cards Today's the February Blog Challenge so I decided to play along. 

It's been a while since I've used a PageMaps sketch or 
CardMaps sketch but this one caught my eye!

Seeing as we're working with Close To My Heart's 
Gimme Some Sugar paper collection this month in my Page Club classes...I wanted to get creative with the co-ordinating cardmaking stamp and thin cut bundle...

I had so much fun with that sketch that I went back to the PageMaps site and found this one from January!

One of my favourite sentiments from this month's Stamp of the Month 'Sunny Thoughts' is this one below...I fussy cut out a couple flowers from the Gimme Some Sugar collection as I've run out of the bits from the Complements package!

I absolutely LOVE the new Cork Shapes that work with this line...and the scallop thin cuts gave me just enough of the Tangerine cardstock.

Supplies Used:

X7228D - Gimme Some Sugar paper pack
Z4153 - Gimme Some Sugar Cork Shapes
Z4156 - Gimme Some Sugar Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts
Z3348 - Thin Cuts - Scallop Border
Z3318 - Thin Cuts - Basic Circles
ShinHan Twin Touch marker - YR24
Z4144 - Peacock-stitched Ribbon
Enchantment Fundamentals paper pack


Thursday, February 15, 2018

New Let's Scrap Sketch!

This is what we call a blast from the past...

We dug into the Let's Scrap Sketches Blog archives for this one but you can have some fun with photo layouts as the right page could lend itself to multiple photos!

I've been too busy travelling in January and February to get into my creative space but that doesn't mean you can't play along! 

While we're at it, here's the February 1st sketch we's a fantastic sketch for multiple photos and a great way to use up your scraps!

I think I see a layout featuring some of my recent cruise the flags and the pockets...perfect for hidden journalling or when you just can't decide which photos to use!

Hopefully you have a chance to play along with these sketches this month...if you link up your creation to our Let's Scrap Sketches Blog, you have a chance to win a little something.


Monday, January 15, 2018

New sketch with Let's Scrap Sketches!

I hope you have time to play along with us this time...another great sketch by Michelle!


Monday, January 1, 2018


Wishing you loads of good times and happy memories for 2018...I hope you have fun documenting your life this year :) 

New Sketch with Let's Scrap Sketches!

Check it out! Michelle has created another great one...

I have been playing with the new Carta Bella 'Cabin Fever' line and thought this layout would be perfect for our upcoming trip to Big White Resort...seeing as we will be in the snow!

I know there will be several photos taken of our adventures in the snow...

Super simple and super fast...why don't you play along with us!?!!


Friday, December 15, 2017

Only a couple more days before the peak of Christmas activities happen in this household!

I do love the lights and traditions of Christmas...not the mall but definitely all the things I get to do during the month!

Another great sketch from Mich and Let's Scrap Sketches...hopefully you'll have some time to create this month...

I am almost done scrapbooking LAST Christmas...pretty exciting to be up to date on one year of Christmas LOL

This is 'A Perfect Christmas' paper collection from Echo the black in these papers.

Love the ephemera pack and brads that came with this paper collection!

I got to dig into my stash with this one...LOVE my wood veneer bits...especially in alphabet mode!

Head on over to the Let's Scrap Sketches Blog to see what the other Design Team created with this sketch!


Friday, December 1, 2017

Hello December !

Are you all ready for the busiest time of the year?!!!  I think I am, but almost always I am's a denial thing.

Check out this great sketch from Let's Scrap Sketches for the 1st of the month...

You will see this paper collection again later this month as I'm working on completing 2016 Christmas before we celebrate 2017 Christmas LOL!

Poor colour day, it's dark and rainy and not so good for taking photos!

'A Perfect Christmas' by Echo Park...I like it !

 This paper collection seems to work out perfectly with all of our Christmas Sweaters :)

Head on over to Let's Scrap Sketches to see what the other Design Team created and to play along with us!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Yup! November 15th means a new sketch from Let's Scrap Sketches!

I'm not sure about you, but I have a handful of these pre-cut 12x12 die sheets...this sketch looks like the perfect spot to get using them!

These Close To My Heart Block Alphabet thin cuts are my new best friend! No more looking for the right niumber of vowels...just cut your own title from the paper collection you're playing with.

I hope you have a chance this time to play along with this sketch...if you'd like to be entered into the draw at Let's Scrap Sketches...head on over to the blog to upload your layout!

Check out what the other Design Team ladies have created too :)

Products Used:


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November 1st means a new sketch for you and me!

This sketch is a throw back to 2015 but it's still awesome so let's do it again, ok?!!!

Let's Scrap Sketches wants you to play along too! Create and post your link on the Blog to be entered into a draw! Remember your layout doesn't have to be an exact match! Let the sketch get you started and we will see what you come up with :)

This layout I decided to work with the Page Club kit from Cherry Lane Scrapbook Shoppe that I design for...

This is about the time I scrapbook the previous year's Christmas photos!!! I improvised a little once again with this sketch...I LOVED the octagon shapes but it wasn't happening with this I recreated the basic photo arrangement and banner along the bottom.

This is the Echo Park 'A Perfect Christmas' collection...I really love these traditional colours and our dinner last year with all our Christmas sweaters worked perfectly too.<3 font="">

These 4x6 and 3x4 cards are a great way to add a 'title' to your page.

Layer stickers to add dimension, pop them up with foam tape...any amount of jute twine is a must for me!

I decided to have white borders around my photos on this layout as I wanted to tie in the white that was in the paper and the stickers.

Thanks for stopping in today!

Make sure you head on over to the Let's Scrap Sketches Blog to see what the other Design Team created with this never know what will trigger your creative spark!

Products Used:

Echo Park 'A Perfect Christmas'
black card stock
red jute twine


Sunday, October 15, 2017

It's the 15th of October already! Sheesh this month is going by faster than September did!!!

Lucky for you and me though...we have a new sketch to inspire you from Let's Scrap Sketches :)

So I started with this sketch, but once again I ended up somewhere completely different!!! 

Remember that everything is an inspiration or influence when you are creating and that you should enjoy the process and see where your creative time takes you...don't worry so much on everything being exact but instead let the inspiration spark your creativity :)

I'm using Falling for You from Close To My Heart...links at the end of the me some FALL! (remember to click the images to get a close up look)

So the history about these photos goes back to when 
my son was first born. 

I used to get his sisters to give him a smooch on both cheeks for a photo...they used to think it was cute and Matthew used to as well.

Currently, Matthew no longer lets me get the shot I used surprise seeing as he's almost 20! Maybe someday in the future he will think it's cute again LOL

I liked the idea of text running the length on the layout and will likely try this technique again...I used the September SOTM (stamp of the month) from CTMH, Feel So Blessed, to stamp the 'so thankful' sentiment...I LOVED that stamp.

All stickers and compliments were from the Falling for You Complements pack...great value.

Products Used:

X7223B - Falling for You paper pack 
X7223C - Falling for You Complements
Z4030 - White & Bronze Twine
Z4029 - Bronze Sequins
Asst. CTMH cardstock

Check out my link for more CTMH products

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 1st already!

Another fun sketch too...I started with this sketch but as you can see...once inspired, you usually just drift into a completed layout...which isn't a bad thing LOL

Make sure to head on over to the Let's Scrap Sketches Blog to see what the other Design Team have created.

Working with some leftover bits and paper from this month's Page Club Kit and some photos of my recent long weekend getaway into the interior...forest fire smoke wasn't going to keep us from enjoying the outdoors :)

I have to say I love the colours of this Simple Stories 'Cabin Fever' paper collection.

The jute burlap and mini staples pair nicely too!
Have fun creating along with us this month.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Welcome back! 

It's the 15th of the month which means another sketch from 

Looks like fun right?!!

This sketch was perfect for my Australian trip and a handful of photos from our beach visits up the Gold Coast.

This was a CTMH paper collection from last catalog called 'No Worries' and we definitely had none of those when we visited Australia! It reminded me of Vancouver in so many ways!

So many great embellishments in this collection and I loved playing with the Burlap Ribbon too.

So glad you popped over for a visit...make sure you follow the links to the other Design Team members on the blog to check out their creations in detail through their blogs!

 We love to have visitors...and we love it when 
you play along with us.


Friday, September 1, 2017

Good Morning! and Happy September 1st to all of you!

I am going to treat this month as a fresh start with this blog of mine...I REALLY need to get back into the journalling, uploading and sharing that I originally wanted from this Blog for all my Creative peeps out there :)

So let's start this month off with a new sketch from Let's Scrap and look at our Design Team's creations.

Michelle has created another fun sketch...remember you can always click on the images to get a larger look at details :)

I feel like it's been forever since I've created for just me so I was excited to jump in this month :) Getting one more layout in the book from my trip to Thailand in March this year!

Here's the two pages together, I cut the large globe from my Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge 'Flower Market' and set it to 'fill page' which was perfect!

I had left overs from a Page Club kit using the Photo Play 'Boarding Pass' line.

LOVE these American Crafts word thickers...a must have in every scrapbookers' stash LOL

A few Ephemera bits and leftover sequins from my recent 'No Worries' Page Club using CTMH product :)

Oh and check out the CTMH burlap ribbon.

I hope you have a chance to play along with us at Let's Scrap Sketches...head on over there to see what the other Design Team ladies created!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Happy June 1st!!!

Yes, I am as amazed as you are that we are entering June 2017...where oh where has the year gone already !!!

BUT, with a new month comes a couple new sketches to imspire you so here you go:

Lots of spots for photos, journalling cards, flip name it.

I just happened to have some embellishments that look like they were made for this sketch !

The cans were fussy cut from the paper but the tags and banners along the top were from the Ephemera pack that was available with this collection :)

This was a trip I went on with my man to Ucluelet, BC in was all about enjoying the beauty of the area...nature, forest trails, the ocean and of course yummy food at the local restaurants and brewery :)

I played with the CTMH Ink Blot stamp set too...

Head on over to the Let's Scrap Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team did this time...remember to play along too <3 font="">



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and I ask that you don't copy or re-create any of the artwork posted on here for submissions to contests, publication or profit. But feel free to "lift" for your own personal use, all I ask is that you give credit where credit is due! Thanks.