Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Oh Deer, Oh Deer, Oh Deer Layout

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a layout I created for Creative Embellishments of this cutie that I photographed eating outside my parents kitchen window.

I used the lovely Snowflakes Stamp for my background and heat embossed it with some gold embossing powder to give it some sparkle.  I also heat embossed the Snowflake Wood Veneers with some gold embossing powder.

I am in love with the Reindeer Chipboard and dabbed them with some Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabbers in Espresso and Pitch Black and once they were dry, I lightly sprinkled some gold embossing powder and heat embossed them to give them some extra pizzazz.

I used the Fancy Pants Oh Deer Collection of patterned papers, frames and stickers and also a cute little flair button from A Flair For Buttons.  I was inspired by a sketch designed by Allison Davis.

I hope I have inspired you to create a winter layout.  The Reindeer Chipboard, Snowflake Wood Veneers and the Snowflake Rubber Texture Stamp are all available in the Creative Embellishments Store as well as hundreds of other amazing items.  Thanks for stopping by!

Featured Layout At Creative Scrappers

 Hello friends! I wanted to wish my American friends a very happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you have a wonderful holiday full of love, family and food.  As I am Canadian, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October.

Today I was very flattered to see that my layout was featured over at Creative Scrappers.  Thank you Becky Springer for choosing my layout.

I was inspired by the  Creative Scrappers Sketch #282 which I turned upside down.

Here is the sketch right side up

I loved the sketch and had to play along.  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My Layouts Published In Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Winter 2014 Issue

Hello friends! It's been a week since I have posted anything on my blog and I thought I would share two layouts of mine that are published in the Winter 2014 issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.

This should be arriving to subscribers now and also should be on magazine stands in Canada very soon.  I have seen it at Safeway, Shopper's Drug Marts, First Canadian Superstores, Chapters and Walmart before so if you aren't a subscriber, they can be found at these stores but even better would be to subscribe to this lovely magazine.  It is subscribed to worldwide and is the only printed scrapbooking magazine in Canada.

I am so excited to have two layouts published in this magazine.  The first is this one on Page 51

Hairstyles Then & Now
Cardstock - American Crafts
Diecuts - Silhouette America, The Cut Shoppe
Flair - A Flair For Buttons
Patterned Paper - Burlap And Bouquets - Fancy Pants Designs
Stickers - Fancy Pants Designs
Twine - Lawn Fawn
and the second one is on Page 108

T'is The Season To Be Jolly
Chipboard - Studio Calico
Diecuts - Silhouette America
Patterned papers - Believe Collection by Heidi Swapp
Wood Embellishments - Studio  Calico
Machine Stitching

It never gets old being published in print.  This will be my 8th consecutive issue being published in this fantastic magazine.  There are so many designers that I recognize and a few new ladies that I'm sure are just as excited as I was when they saw their first publication.

Thanks for stopping by and here is a link to Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bella Blvd. November Newsletter

Hello friends! Just wanted to let you know that Bella Blvd. "Bella Buzz" is now live and ready to be downloaded.  There is lots of inspiration and a giveaway.  I have a layout of my daughter in this newsletter and was so honoured that Bella Blvd. spotted my layout and asked if they could include it in their newsletter.  You can sign up for the Bella Buzz newsletters and receive it by email so that you don't miss an issue. The link to sign up is here.

Here is the link to the November 2014 Bella Buzz:

Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Remembrance Day Layout

Hello friends! Happy Sunday!  Today I wanted to share a layout I created for Remembrance Day.

I wanted to honour all the men and women who have sacrificed to keep my country,  Canada free. Freedom is something I never take for granted.

A few years back, I photographed a Red Poppy in a friend's back yard and this is what inspired me to create this layout.

I began with a piece of white card stock and added some clear gesso and then added some blue acrylic paint.  I applied some modelling paste to a stencil to give it more texture.

I used my Silhouette Cameo with the Flower Power Cut File from The Cut Shoppe and cut out the flower background on some red card stock and took my scissors and carefully cut a few of the flowers as I wanted to only use about four of them on my layout.

 I added some red watercolour paint below some of the flower petals and in random areas and then added some black paint splatters.

Next I cut my title on my Cameo on some black card stock and then adhered the papers, flowers, flair, tags, and twine. Finally I added some zig zag stitching with my sewing machine below the title.

I journaled on the journaling card and voila! It is completed.  This layout was inspired by a sketch I saw this morning at Creative Scrappers.

I rotated the sketch like so...

This felt special to creae this layout and it made me proud to be Canadian.  I hope you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for stopping by!

My Creative Sketches November Sketch

Hello friends! Happy Saturday! Today is the November Sketch and design team reveal at My Creative Sketches and this sketch was a little challenging for me.

I decided to cut a design with my Silhouette Cameo and back it with some patterned papers from the Fancy Pants Designs Me-ology Collection.  I then machine stitched around the design.  This layout is close to my heart because it is about my journey.

As always, Pam always has a wonderful prize from My Creative Scrapbook so be sure and link up. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Stuck?! Sketches November 15 Sketch And Reveal

Happy Saturday! Today it's the Stuck?! Sketches November 15 Sketch Reveal and I can't reiterate how much I LOVE working with Laura Whitaker's sketches. She is the queen of sketches!  This sketch was fun to work with.

Here is what I created with the sketch.  My youngest son and his visit to Santa and Mrs. Claus when he was 3 years old.

For my layout, I used the Merry Little Christmas Collection by Fancy Pants Designs for the patterned papers, corrugated paper and stickers.  For the chipboard title from Creative Embellishments, I heat embossed the words with black embossing powder that has a fleck of sparkle, and I painted and stained the wood veneer snowflakes (also from Creative Embellishments) to coordinate with the layout.  I also added some hand stitching with gold embroidery floss. Finally I added some mist splatters and some chalkboard flair from A Flair For Buttons. 

I hope you are inspired to create with the sketch.  If you link up at at Stuck?! Sketches for the November 15 sketch, you have a chance to win a $25 gift card from Creative Embellishments

 as well as a $15 gift card from Freckled Fawn

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!