Saturday, March 19, 2011

I Cherish This Time

Well I managed to get another layout done using the Feb LE Kit from MCS. It amazes me how many layouts you can do with each of these kits. For the photo in this layout I took it into my Paint Shop Pro program and did a soft focus effect on the photo. It looks really nice but for some reason in this photo of the layout it just seems to make it look like the photo is blurry - it isn't really blurry when you see it in person, lol.

I love this Prima vine that came with the kit and trying to figure out what layout I could use it on and I thought it went perfect with this one. I have a real bad habit sometimes of having beautiful papers and embellishments that I think are so pretty I hate to use them or cut them up to add to layouts. Why I do this I have no idea as it seems so silly to have these things just sitting in my storage not being used when they could add so much to the layouts. I know, a little weird isn't it? LOL  

This photo is of my granddaughter and I when I went over to the mainland last summer to bring them back up to our place for their usual 3 week visit we have in the summer with them every year. We have a lot of fun when they are visiting, we usually go camping for a week out of that time and the other couple of weeks we spend going to the lake everyday or down to the ocean beach collecting sea treasures that wash up on shore or seeing how many little crabs the kids can catch. Of course they are always disappointed when I tell them they have to let them go before we go home, lol. Anyways, here's the layout. TFL and have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Another one for the Heritage album

I love the Feb LE kit from MCS so much so I did another layout for my heritage album using this paper. These are a couple of photos of my sisters and I when we were kids living in Alert Bay, BC. This paper was so pretty I really didn't want to cover it up very much so what I did was scanned the paper (only because I didn't have two sheets of this one) and then I did a bunch of fussy cutting of the two bottom corners and popped them up with foam for a 3D look, I also did the two fairies at the top of the page and the bird with the ribbon and popped them up with foam also. Then I took some pretty peach colored ribbon I had and sort of followed the ribbon on the paper. It still needed a little something else so I used some Stickles glitter to do all the fairies wings. We had these really pretty peach ribbon roses in the kit so I placed a few around the bottom of the layout and also used some of the pretty leaf ribbon around the bottom of the layout. I'm really quite pleased at how it turned out, what do you think? Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will leave some love!

What a great day yesterday!

Well the good news fairies must have been shining down on me yesterday. After getting my exciting email from the magazine in the morning I decided to go poking around our local thrift/antique shops in town. I was so happy I found this really cool bird cage (not antique, more of a decorative one) that I can alter and decorate. Also found some cool little things that I can use in one of those Tim Holtz configuration boxes that I want to do and also a really old camera from about 1940 or so to just have in my scrap room for decoration. I was so happy coming in the house with all my little treasures I found and walked into my kitchen and found this beautiful bouquet of roses from my DH. He must have popped in for a quick sandwich between deliveries. Such a nice surprise - I love things like this that are just for no reason, that are just because. Anyway thought I would show them off to you. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Just got an email this morning that my latest layout (shown below) that I did on my Mum & Dad's photo is going to be published in the UK's "Scrapbook Magazine" in their "Letters" section. I feel very honored even if it is only the "Letters" page. I think they liked the story behind the layout of my Mum being an English War Bride. Wish my parents were here to see this!

Well I have tons of "real life" stuff to get done (that always interrupts my scrapping life, lol) but I wanted to pop in and share this with you. Have a great day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Beginning of a new week

Another Monday almost over and March is half over - where does the time go? Well today I finally managed to get some scrappy play time with my Feb LE kit from MCS. This kit is beautiful with all of the Graphic 45 Once upon a Springtime collection - cute little fairies, flowers, tags and of course no kit would be complete with out some gorgeous Prima flowers

 The name of these papers went just perfect with this photo of my Mum and Dad when they were dating. My Dad was in the Canadian Airforce during the war and my Grandparents owned a pub in England which is where my Dad met my Mum which was in spring of 1946. They only dated for 3 months and my Dad was getting sent back to Canada and he proposed to my Mum and she said yes and they were married on June 3, 1946. My Dad left to go back to Canada and my Mum followed a month later. I've never seen 2 people more in love than the two of them, if my Mum hadn't passed away from cancer at age 61 they would have still been together. At least I know they are together now and that makes me happy. Oh dear, getting myself all teary eyed here, sorry. I really liked the way this layout turned out. TFL

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Heritage album

Well I finally got back to doing a few layouts of old family photos for my heritage album that I am doing for my kids. I started this album about 4 years ago, not long after I got into scrapping. I can't believe how much my style has changed - gone from super boring ('cause I had no idea how to scrap) to scrapping some pretty cool looking layouts. I owe a lot of this improvement to all of the wonderful ladies at MCS and others with the layouts and tutorials they share on their blogs.

Anyway here are a couple of the new layouts I did for this album and then one of my daughter for a layout challenge at MCS for March. The first layout are photos of my Dad ranging from age 4 to 20 and the second layout is a photo of my Granny (my Dad's Mum). I hope you like them, I'd love to hear your comments!  

Prima's new product Pick for March

Wow, have you been over to Prima's blog this month yet? You really do need to see these beautiful new Prima goodies, they are gorgeous! Prima's Product Picks for March are filled with lots of lucky leprechaun greens! Who knew green could look so GOOD!
Just look at these gorgeous NEW products:
  • Butterflies
  • Arco Iris Flowers
  • Deshire Flowers
  • Lovely Leaves
  • Delightful Day Flowers
  • Raffia Flowers
  • Champagne Roses
  • Crystal and Lace borders
  • Trinkets
  • Cabachon Flowers
  • Lace
  • and DeSoie Flowers
You can find the Prima Blog here, just click on this link: Prima Blog
Prima is also having a give away on their blog so check it out!

Here's a peek at these goodies.

I have got a couple of new layouts done which I will post later. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Finally some play time...

It's so nice to work in an organized scrap room for  change. I finally  managed to get some scrappy time and get two new layouts down which seemed to go a lot easier knowing where things are in my room. I'm still using product from my November Limited Edition kit from MCS and still have lots of goodies left to use for other layouts. 

This first layout was done using Basic Grey's Curio line of papers. I did a lot of distressing on all the layers - I really like Basic Grey papers for this, they just always seem perfect for the distressed look when doing a layout. These are my grandchildren and they had been at a friend's birthday party where they had face painting before they went for this ride - which explains why they have stuff all over their faces, so it's not some strange disease they have, lol.

This next one is a photo of my daughter when we were up at Mount Washington, here on Vancouver Island, for Christmas back in December of 2007. As soon as I saw this photo I knew it would be perfect for these Bo Bunny "Snowy Serenade" papers  I had from last year. Bo Bunny has a new line for this year called "Midnight Frost" that is along these same lines with the blue colors - I just love these papers, they are so great for winter layouts.TFL and I hope everyone is having a great week!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Scrap Room all finished...

Wow, it seems like forever since I've actually scrapped any pictures as we've been working on installing new laminate flooring and painting etc. I so happy it's finally all done so I can actually get back to scrapping. I love the new color and flooring. I got a great deal from Michael's on two 6 cube shelving units at 40% off. I also used some Cricut Vinyl for the first time to do sayings and words on the walls and I must say I really like that stuff and will be using it a lot more often. Anyways here are a few photos of what the room looks like now. TFL