Sunday, October 16, 2011

Half way through...

Wow can you believe it's already October 16th? Where did the time go to? I haven't even finished scrapping my summer photos and soon we'll be doing Halloween layouts! The weather has cooled down quite a bit, at least in the evening. We're in a nice stretch of sunny weather right now which is great as I'm trying to get my gardens all cleaned out for the winter - which I'm about half way through so far. Plus we're also trying to dig out the side of our yard to put in some more parking so we can get our camper and boat onto more level ground to make it easier to get the camper on and off the pick up truck. It's suppose to stay sunny until at least next Friday so we'll keep our fingers crossed, after all this is BC and the weather can change in 5 minutes, lol.

In bertween all this I have managed to do a couple more layouts and a card. This first layout and card were made using the May Limited Edition kit from My Creative Scrapbook. I just love this Pink Paislee "Butterfly Garden" collection with it's pretty papers and die cuts, pop up clear butterflies and rub-ons. It's just so versatile. This is a photo of my daughter giving her friend "attitude" when she was taking her picture last year. I just thought it was a funny one do to a layout with. I kept the layout fairly simple, added some pretty Prima flowers that came in the kit and the green satin ribbon from the kit  which I stitched down the middle and then pulled the stitching to get it to gather up. Did some distressing on the papers and added my title and here is how it turned out.

On this card I used the same Pink Paislee papers that I distressed and layered. I used one of the rub-ons for the angel/fairy in the top right corner and a pretty Prima flower. I found this saying somewhere on the web and I thought it would be great for an all occasion  card, so I printed that out using my Paint Shop Pro program. I had this pretty white lace in my stash which I added and then put some pretty pink pearls across it and up in the right corner by the fairy and then added a bit of gesso to the bottom which I used some Tim Holtz tattered rose distress  ink on after the gesso dried. I was pleased with the way it turned out - I'd love to hear your comments on any of my work!

I did this last layout of a [photo of one of my fish I caught in the summer when my DH and I were out fishing. I've really only fished on a lake before as my parents had a cottage on the Okanagon Lake in the interior of BC which is where we spent our summers. I would go out fishing with my Dad for Kokanee (a small land locked salmon) which were not really that big. So now that we've moved up here to Campbell River on Vancouver Island and we have our own boat I get to go out fishing on the ocean. I haven't fished for salmon yet but we go jigging for Cod , halibut etc. and since I like white fish this works out great for fish and chips, lol. This is one of the biggest fish I had ever caught (which is really no where near the size that my DH and step-daughter have caught) but to me it was big and it gave us a good dinner of fish and chips that night, so I was quite happy, lol.

I thought these Websters "Spring Market" collection of papers from MCS March LE kit would go perfect with my photo. I did some fussy cutting of the flowers in the left bottom corner, the "fresh fish" sign and the Farmers Market sign and popped them up with foam for a 3D look. I took some of the blue ribbon from the kit and pleated that using some tape and added a small satin flower from the kit and then this pretty fabric flower from Websters and the chipboard buttons from the same collection. So here is how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by and having a peek at my work. I hope everyone has a great week!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all of my Canadian friends I'd like to wish you all a "Happy Thanksgiving" this weekend and remember - Don't eat to much turkey or there will be no room for Pumpkin pie, lol.

I decided I should start using up some more of my left over kits from MCS, this is from their LE kit in Oct 2010. You can get so many layouts done with each of the kits, Pam definitely does not scrimp on the kits you get! This is photo of my grand children going back for their first day of school this year. These are papers from Webster's "Your Life Beautiful" paper line last year. I cut out the letters for the word "School" and the owl, backpack, globe and school from the "Learn Your ABC's paper and popped them up with foam. the layers I've cut from the "Learn Your ABC's", "A Sweet Stop" and "Playtime". Also used some of the trim from this line and the stickers. Of course I just had to add some pretty flowers from Prima! Other than the fact that my photo is a little blurry and there's a big white spot in the photo from my flash I think the layout turned out not to bad. Thanks for stopping by and having a peek, have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

An aniversary!!

So 13 years ago today that I had my surgery for my breast cancer and I'm still going strong! I can't believe it's been that long ago already. I've had a few other types of cancer in those 13 years but those were all good after surgeries so this was the big one and I'm very happy today.

I did manage to get another layout done that I started yesterday. This was based off of the August sketch from My Creative Scrapbook, which you can see below. I did a lot of machine stitching on the layers here because the colors are so soft I thought they would stand out a bit more. You'll have to ignore the spot on the photo from my camera flash. The papers are some more from The Scrap Cake, I did a little bit of fussy cutting of some of the circle and flowers from the paper. The butterfly I made myself cutting up one of my white flowers so that I had two pieces, each with two petals on them. I colored them blue using my Tim Holtz "Blue Jean" distress ink pad then glued the two pieces together in the middle and for the body I actually cut the stem off of one of my tiny folded satin roses, so the bigger part of the stem was the body then the thin part I bent to make the antennas. I then used some of my stickles glitter "Eucalyptus" color and outlined the wings and put a couple of strips down the middle of each petal. It doesn't look as good in the picture as it does in real life - oh well I'll blame my camera, lol. Of course the flowers are from Prima and the red rose chippy is from one of my scrap  kits from MCS. The title was cut on my Cricut machine. Anyway, thanks for stopping by and having a peek and remember I always love to hear your comments! Have a great week!