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Stars and Stripes…

Hi everyone!

For today’s challenge over at The Studio Challenges we are asking you to use stars and stripes on your layout.

And since I’ve been using these challenges to catch up on my scrapbooking, my stars and stripes are all about Christmas! LOL!

I mostly used the My Minds Eye “Winterberry” collection on this layout with a mix of letters from October Afternoon and Simple Stories. Some of the stickers and 1 piece of paper are from the older Simple Stories “Sub Zero” collection.

The stripes are in the plaid pattern and in behind the pictures and I have 1 star dotting my letter “i” in the word “Glimpses”.  This is a far stretch, I know, but that’s a nice thing about challenges, you can use them as a jumping off point! 😀

So head on over to The Studio Challenges and see what the rest of the design team came up with.

I’m sure you’ll be inspired!

Happy scrapping!

Diana

 

It’s Tic Tac Toe time…

Hi there.

Today over at The Studio Challenges we’re playing “Tic Tac Toe”.

Pick your row and use those items on your layout.

Here’s the layout I created.

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I found these pictures of Mathieu and Connor from Halloween a few years back I hadn’t scrapbooked yet, so I just had to use them!

For my layout, I used the Bella Blvd. “Sweet & Spooky” collection I purchased from Scrapbook Nerd.  I also used old Bella Blvd. washi tape, Simple Stories enamel dots and Jillibean Soup Alpha Beans.

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My title was created using a mix of black foam letters and letters cut from some black foam words.  The letters “i”, “s” and “h” were cut from the word “this”, and the letter “e” from the word “the”.

So, head on over to The Studio Challenges to see what row I used and check out what the other members of the design team came up with. I’m sure you’ll be inspired. 😀

Happy scrapping!

Diana

Week 12…

Hello everyone.

Today I’m sharing my week 12 layout for the “52 Favourites” challenge over at Paper Issues {Friends & Fans}.  I combined it with a scraplift challenge they were having too.  I wasn’t looking at the layout when I was doing it, and was creating from memory, but my memory wasn’t very good and it didn’t turn out at all like what I was lifting! LOL!!

I used some Simple Stories SN@P! Basics patterned paper and an older sheet of Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper for my background.

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The stickers and letters are from Jillibean Soup and Crate Paper and the wooden house is from Creative Embellishments.

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After completing this page, I realized I have scrapbooked the same colours pretty much for my last few layouts and that my layouts are all starting to look very much the same!

I think I’m stuck in a rut!! 😦 Time to change things up – do a little more scraplifting, follow more sketches!  I have a bad habit of not looking at anything when I scrapbook and I think that leads to me creating essentially the same layout time and time again!

The next challenge coming up at The Studio Challenges is a sketch, so hopefully my layout will look fresh!!

Anyway, it’s Friday today, so enjoy your weekend and here’s hoping you get a chance to be a little bit creative!

Diana

Week 6…

Hello everyone!

Today I’m sharing with you layout #6 of my “52 Favourites”.

For this layout, I played along with the “Take 5” challenge over on the Paper Issues Friends & Fans facebook page.  They give you a list of items to choose from for your layout and you have to include 5.  From the items on the list, I picked red, pink, the word “love”, a heart and polka dots.

I really enjoy this challenge so I’m glad I got the chance to play along.  Want to check it out? Just click here and ask to join the group (if you’re not already a member!).

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I used papers from Kaisercraft “Hide & Seek” collection I purchased from Scrapbook Nerd.  I also used Jillibean Soup foam words, and Simple Stories chipboard pieces from their “Life in Color” collection.

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I popped up some of my embellishments to create a bit more dimension.  Also, I didn’t have all the letters I needed in the font I wanted to use, so my “n”  in the word “in” is an upside down small “u”, my “m” in the word “mug” is an upside down small “w”, and my “u” in mug is a capital “U” cut down.

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My first Design Team reveal is this Sunday for The Studio Challenges, so stay tuned to see what I created!

Happy scrapping.

Diana

Grade 8 Graduation…

Hey there!

I just wanted to share with you quickly a layout I made of Mathieu’s grade 8 graduation.

He looked like he came right out of the 50’s so I wanted my layout to have that vibe too.  I went with black and white with a pop of mustard yellow.

DSCN8449The patterned paper is Simple Stories “Lil’ Dude”.  I added an old piece of alphabet flair from Gossamer Blue and some black enamel dots from Echo Park.  The letters are Simple Stories and Jillibean Soup.dscn8452I purposely put the last picture of Mathieu on an angle to create a bit of a photo focal point.dscn8453I have some exciting news to share with you also, so stay tuned!  I can’t reveal it just yet but hopefully in the next week! 😀

Happy scrapping!

Diana

 

A little shopping…

Hello everyone!

I was thinking last week, if I’m participating in a challenge that requires me to scrapbook 1 layout a week, I’d better buy some new stuff!! 😉

So, last Thursday night while my husband and son went to the movies, I ordered some goodies from Paper Issues. This is what happens when you leave me alone!

But then a couple of days ago, along comes a coupon in my inbox for 15% off any purchase at Scrapbook Nerd! Well, I’m not one to let a coupon go to waste! LOL! So I placed an order with them too!

Now I’m sitting here impatiently waiting on 2 orders to come in.  I’ve been scrapbooking quite a bit lately trying to use up my old stash because I need to make room for all the  new things coming in.

Here are a couple of layouts I’ve completed using up my older stash:DSCN8374I used up the last of my Simple Stories “Cabin Fever” collection on this layout.  The colours of these papers worked perfectly for this photo.DSCN8365And for this layout, I used up the last of my Crate Paper “Boys Rule” collection which I think came out about 5 years ago!

I was lucky to be able to come home from work early today so I’m going to go and start on another page for the “52 Favourites” challenge.  Remember, you can join in the challenge at any time! It’s really fun…and challenging!

Happy scrapping!

Diana

 

Hello!

Hello everyone!

I’m so excited to have a scrapbooking blog again.  I haven’t been doing as much scrapbooking as I’ve wanted to in the last little while but have decided this year I was going to get at it again.

To start it off, I want to share a layout I created for a “52 Favourites” challenge over at Paper Issues.  It challenges you to document one favourite thing from your week EVERY WEEK! I thought this was the perfect challenge to get my back into it!  This layout is for week 3.

DSCN8391I used some old Heidi Swapp “September Skies” papers for this layout and embellishments from Simple Stories “Life in Colour”.  I’m stashbusting and using up items from older collections to make way for new stuff coming in soon!! 😀dscn8393dscn8395I journaled around the edges of the layout creating my border bringing all the elements together.  Whenever I journal, I always write everything out in pencil first and then write over top with my marker.  This way I know the journaling fits in the space.  I erase the pencil once I know the ink is dry.dscn8397If you would like to join in on the “52 Favourites” challenge, then you’ll need to become a member of the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook page.  You can do that by clicking here!

Happy scrapping!

Diana