Thursday, 8 June 2017

Baby Boy


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Hey everyone. Here's my take on this month's tic tac toe challenge at Scrap Our Stash. The photos were the first ones taken of my new grandson. Thrilled to bits to have him to kiss and cuddle. I will admit I had some trouble with this challenge. I finally decided on the top row: color red, buttons and ribbon. The pattern paper, stickers and ephemera were from Photo Play's 'About a Little Boy' collection. This line is so cute!! I absolutely love it. This layout was also inspired from a layout seen on Pinterest from Sweet Shoppe Designs. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Hello


Hey everyone. Here's my take on Creative Scrapper's sketch #306 and the recipe challenge at The Studio Challenges. I used pattern paper and collectables from Kaiser Craft's 'Indigo Skies' collection. What a beautiful line!! I absolutely love all the blue tones. For the recipe challenge, you were to use as many items on the list as possible. I used the following:

Paint: gesso (hope this counts)
Hand sewing: X's along the edge
Fussy cutting: flower cluster and butterfly
A frame: Navy frame around layout
Buttons

I did not use any pink. Below are some close ups and the sketch. If you are looking for any inspiration, be sure to check out both of these blogs. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle







Monday, 29 May 2017

Love You


Hey everyone. Here's a layout I created for Stuck?!Sketches May 15th sketch and the color palette challenge at The Studio Challenges. The color palette was pink, orange, yellow, beige and green. I also added blue. The pattern paper, ephemera, flair and chipboard stickers were all from Cocoa Vanilla Studio's 'Wild at Heart' collection. This line is SO pretty!! Below are some close ups, the challenge and the sketch. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle






Be Different


Hey everyone. Here's my take on Stuck?!Sketches May 1st sketch, as well as the May challenge at Clique Kits. I used pattern paper and embellishments from the February Bee You kit from Clique Kits. The challenge for May was to use gold on your layout. Using Heidi Swapp's gold color shine, I splattered some spray around the page. Using the straw end from the nozzle, I also colored the inside of the flowers. I must say baby Finn makes quite the cute subject!!! Below are some close ups and the sketch. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




Friday, 26 May 2017

Happy Mothers Day


Hey everyone. Happy Belated Mother's Day!!! Here's my take on Scrap Our Stash's May sketch and word challenge. When I saw the sketch and the word chosen for the challenge I decided to scrap photos of my daughter's first Mother's Day. To say we are thrilled with the new addition is an understatement!! For the word challenge I used the following:

M: metal (brads)
O: orange
T: Tim Holtz (distress inks)
H: hearts, Heidi Swapp (color shine)
E: enamel dots
R: Recollections (cardstock)





I used Simple Stories 'Posh' collection for this layout. The hearts and flowers were fussy cut from pattern paper. 





Be sure to check out the SOS blog for a ton of inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.


Michelle


Friday, 12 May 2017

Explore


Hey everyone. Time for another reveal at Scrap Our Stash. This one is for the May Tic Tac Toe Challenge. The photos are of my niece and her boyfriend exploring in Cavendish, PEI. All papers, diecuts, buttons and stickers were from Bobunny's 'Take a Hike' collection. I decided to change things up a bit , so instead of using watercolors on the background, I applied Bobunny glitter paste through one of their stickable stencils. Love how it turned out!!! For the challenge I followed the vertical column on the right: tab, paperclip and feather. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Make sure to check out the SOS blog for lots of inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Just Chillin'


Hey everyone. Here's my take on Creative Scrapper's April sketch #305. The photos are of my daughter and her big black horse Hugo. The pattern papers, ephemera and enamel dots were from Simple Stories' 'Winter Wonderland' collection. Love this line. The colors are so soft and pretty. Perfect for outdoor winter photo shoots. The large snowflake, wreath and flower cluster were fussy cut from the journal cards in the collection. Below are some close ups and the sketch. There are a ton of gorgeous layouts on the CS blog so make sure to have a peek. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Scrap Our Stash April Sketch/Word Challenge


Hey everyone. Here's my take on the April sketch/word challenge at Scrap Our Stash. The photos are from my daughter's trip to Bermuda. I used pattern paper, pocket pieces and ephemera from the Simple Stories 'You Are Here' collection. For the word portion of the challenge I used the following:

F: Flair button
L: Lined paper (background)
O: Orange
W: Watercolor (distress ink used on the background)
E: Ephemera
R: Ranger (dylusions ink spray

Below are some close ups and the challenge. Make sure to check out the SOS blog for some other interpretations of the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




April Sketch Challenge - WORD: FLOWER

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Scrap Our Stash April Tic Tac Toe Challenge



Hey everyone. Time for another Scrap Our Stash reveal. This is for the April Tic Tac Toe Challenge. The photo is a selfie my niece took last summer. Beautiful!!! The lilies were made from Heartfelt Creations' stamps and dies. The pattern paper was also from Heartfelt.



The chipboard hearts, lattice and title were from Creative Embellishments. For the lattice and title, I first colored them with black distress ink. Once dry I painted on some clear Wink of Stella for a very cool look.


For the challenge, I used the vertical column on the left: border punch, stitching and the color yellow. Make sure to have a look at the SOS blog if you are in need of some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!!

Michelle

April Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

All Bundled Up


Hey everyone. Here's my take on Stuck?!Sketches March 15th sketch. I used Carta Bella's 'Warm & Cozy' pattern paper. For the background I stamped some circles using distress ink and a styrofoam cup. I then splattered some distress stain around. Finally I applied some modeling paste with a Tim Holtz snowflake stencil. Turned out rather well.


The cute little wood veneer snowflakes were from Studio Calico and the buttons were from my stash. Lots of stitching to finish things off.  Have a look at the SS blog as there is always a lot of inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle