Monday, March 30, 2015

Amy Tangerine "Stitched"

I took a quick trip to my LSS over the weekend.  It is easy to shop while feeling inspired and in a scrappy kind of mood.  I love that they are selling this amazing twine by the meter.

I picked up this Prima flower too and have to agree with Sian's idea that it is time for a Prima flower revival.

And because I can't ever seem to leave the shop without more paper, I came home with a stash of Amy Tan's collection, "Stitched".  It didn't take me long to cut into it.

So I am now the proud owner of a VW Beetle.  Of course it had to be yellow.  ;)  It is super fun to drive and I am hoping that it will motivate me to get behind the wheel more often and gain back a bit of driving confidence.

Here's the sketch I used from Sketchabilities.  I found it on Lynette's blog and loved it.


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Scrapping the Little People

I have two more LO's to share.  First up is my last page of my summer album, featuring Thomas!  I love these photos.  Thomas used to insist that his full name was "Thomas Blue", not "Thomas White".  Too funny, but I think it might have something to due with the fact that he loves everything blue.

Inspiration for this LO came from a video that Shimelle did.  You can see it here.

Now for a blast from the past with this old photograph of my girlies back in 1993.  They were so cute!  I'm still using my kit from my LSS.  It was enjoyable to use products from four different collections that all seemed to compliment each other in some way.  I also love how a kit gets a person using some products that they might not choose for themselves.  I can't remember the last time I used a Prima flower but I quite like the look here.

I didn't use a sketch here.  A pile of scraps on my desk were the seedling of inspiration.


Friday, March 27, 2015

Still Scrapping

I'm still spending time in the studio scrapping away.  It feels so good to have some scrappy mojo going on.  It must have something to do with the energy that comes with the onset of Spring.   Today's pages are all about Tom.  I'm nearing the end of my summer album finally.  I'm on to using a kit made at my LSS by my favourite designer there, Nadine.  It had four collections mixed into it.  I was really drawn to the Teresa Collins collection "Nine & Co.".  I also had a paper pack of the collection which provided me with lots of selection.

First LO:

I used this old sketch from Twisted Sketches.  I used this sketch once before and still love the simplicity of it.

Second LO:

Here's the sketch I used by Susan Stringfellow.

Well, that's all for today.  I'll be back soon to share my last page of the album.  Yay!  Completion!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Inspired By Shimelle

Shimelle has been posting pages to her blog again and they are inspiring me to scrap.  I got two pages done with Crate's "Notes and Things" line.  These pages are for my summer album and will coordinate well with other pages done using Shimelle's first collection.

Here's the first LO inspired by this creation by Shimelle.   When I saw this sheep it amazed me to think that this is the source of all of that beautiful yarn I admire at the good yarn shop.  LOL

Next I scrapped my favourite photo of the girls.  I'm happy to have it recorded in my scrapbook.  Here's Shimelle's page that I used for inspiration.  I don't think that I will ever get tired of banners and butterflies.

I think I have enough of the collection left for just one more page.


Monday, March 23, 2015

"Save the Date" Mini Album

It's safe to say that I spent the entire weekend scrapping.  It felt great to be back in the studio and my Teresa Collins "Save the Date" collection has been reduced to just a few tiny scraps.  As much as mini albums are not my comfort zone,  I had a lot of fun creating this once I got going.

I have kept the cover of the album very simple.  The twine and tag can be easily taken off so that the album can be stored simply in a bookcase.  The photos are of Diane and Eric's trip to Europe, last fall.  I only had 14 photos so it left me with lots of space for embellishing.  As this is a gift for Eric's mother, Merle, I have not written anything in it.  Instead there is ample space for Merle to record her own thoughts as well as some hidden pockets for journaling.

You may have noticed on the "Mr. & Mrs." page that Diane and Eric have set their wedding date for next January.  It will be fun to have a winter wedding,  just hopefully not -30c fun.  Other exciting news in the life that they are building together, they are building a house!  Here's were it is at as of last weekend.  

Okay, now I need to head downstairs and clean off my desk and vacuum my floor.  It's a disaster down there.  ;)


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