Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Swirlydoos Card Round Robin!

Hello all! Thought I would post my card that I did for the card RR over at Swirlydoos. This is my entry for Team 2, week 2. Not totally pleased with it, for some reason my brain as gone on vacation without me again, lol. Anyway here it is....
We are taking sign ups for the April 2014 Round Robin right now, if you'd like to join in. You don't have to be a Swirlydoos member to play and it's a lot of fun. I'm hosting the April Card challenge and the winner will receive a RAK from me, so hope you'll all join in, the link can be found here: April Card RR

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Longing for Summer...

So our weather has started to warm up finally, which makes me want summer to get here all that much more. So what better way to make me feel good than to scrap a summer layout, so here it is!
 So for my background paper I used the "Sandy Shore" paper from the Websters Yacht Club collection. I then took a duplicate piece of this paper and fussy cut the flower cluster from the bottom left corner of the paper and then added them to the other piece of background paper popped up with foam to the same left corner. I also did the same thing with the bottom right corner of the background paper. The top right corner of the paper was done using a corner piece of the 12x12 Designer Vellum paper from the Yacht Club collection. 

The  sailboat was cut from the "Celebration Bay" paper along with the small light house. I popped both of these with foam dots. All of the words that I've laid on the background were cut out from the "Boardwalk" paper. The netting on the bottom is actual fish net that I bought from a local supplier of fishing equipment. I bought a huge piece of this fish net for about $3.00 a few years ago and still have tons of it! In the netting I have a few tiny hermit crab shells. The small sand dollar is an actual real sand dollar and the small blue anchor is from my stash. The three photos I took of my grandchildren in the summer as they were walking out to one of the big rocks out on the beach that we go to when we want to look for sea treasures. The twine I've used around the photos is from my stash, I find it reminds me of fishing line so I thought it would look good around the photos. Thanks for stopping by and I would love to feel your comments on my layout. Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Snowing still..........

Okay so we had a huge dump of snow the other weekend, Feb 22-24, over the three days we got about 13 or 14 inches! That is crazy snow for us here in southern British Columbia. Then the weather warmed up a lot and the snow was all melting from the roads & sidewalks and then what happens...we wake up to snow again yesterday here in Campbell River. Okay seriously? It's March 2nd and we get snow, this  morning the same thing...very unusual for this time of the year. Luckily it was melting on the roads so that was okay but I'm sending a letter of compliant to Mother Nature, when is spring coming!!

So with all this snow I figured I may as well start scrapping some more Christmas photos. These are a couple of photos of my son carving his "turkey masterpiece" on Christmas Day. For my background paper I used the Kaisercraft "Bellsnickle" paper from their St Nicholas collection and distressed all the edges. I cut the matching Christmas balls from the "Noel Baba" sheet from the same collection and used foam pop dots and layered them over top of the ones on the background paper and used some pretty gold trim to "hang" them from. I then cut the "Christmas Memories" banner piece from the Kaisercraft "Twelve Days" paper and pop it up with foam pop dots.

I then cut out the "Family" tag from the Bo Bunny Silver & Gold collection "Christmas Red" paper and the "Sugar Plum Shoppe" piece from the Bo Bunny Silver & Gold "Gift Shops" paper and distressed these and laid them down as shown in the photo. I matted my two photos with some deep red cardstock and laid them down on the layout. To finish the layout off I used a holly sprig and small red flower and attached them as shown. I hope you like the finished project and I would love to hear your comments! TFL!