Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Scrap Our Stash - August Sketch

Hello friends!  Today is my day to reveal my layout for Scrap Our Stash that I created from the fabulous sketch by our own talented Brenda Ragsdale!  I just love her sketches and find them easy and fun to work with.  

August 15 Sketch - Scrap Our Stash
 The sketch also had a little challenge to create a layout with a twist to include a game piece from our stash so I used a bingo card embellishment and cut a spinner with my Cameo.  I recently purchased the new collection "Well Played" by Carta Bella and it worked perfect for this layout of my family playing Scattergories.  I also love flair buttons and have a little addiction with them as well as wood veneer shapes.  Here are some photos:

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you are inspired to create your very own layout with the sketch and a game piece and uplink it to Scrap Our Stash by August 29 to be eligible for a prize.

Have a creative day!

Practical Scrappers Ten Things - Staples

Happy Tuesday!

Today I am sharing an idea to use staples on your creative projects.  On my art journal page, I handmade a photo corner and stapled it to the photo.  The purpose was to adhere it but also to give it texture.

Staples can be used to adhere and embellish.  For more ideas to use staples on your projects, you can check out what some of the other ladies created on the Practical Scrappers blog.

I hope I have inspired you to use those staples in different ways.

Have a great day!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Canadian Scrapbooker August Sketchy Challenge

Hello and happy Monday!

I hope all of my scrappy friends had a chance to create this past weekend.  I know a lot of scrapbookers take a break in the summer but autumn is just around the corner and the kids are going back to school so I know a lot of you out there will be taking out those papers and embellishments once again.

I love sketches and love taking part in sketchy challenges when my design team assignments are completed.  I try to enter the sketchy challenge at Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine as often as I can.  Here is one I created with the awesome sketch by Sue Sykes for the August 2013 Sketchy Challenge.

This photo has a special place in my heart because it was a "lightbulb" moment when I captured this photo and it won second place in a local newspaper's weekly photo contest.

Here are some more detailed photos.  I am loving the washi tape, flair buttons and wood veneer embellishment craze at the moment.  The papers and stickers are from October Afternoon's Travel Girl Collection.

Here is Sue Sykes's sketch that inspired me:

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Hello friends!  Today I am announcing the winner of my giveaway for the Practical Scrappers/Paper Secrets Blog Hop for August 23-25 and the winner is:

Lisa Peeples

Lisa, please email me at scrapnut@shaw.ca to claim your prize.  Congratulations!!

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  10. Kenya Guard
  11. Brenda Ragsdale
  12. Wendy Robinson
  13. Rochelle Spears
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  20. Allison Day
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Saturday, August 24, 2013


Hello scrappy friends!  If you are here for the Practical Scrappers/Paper Secrets Blog Hop please go here or scroll down to the post below this post.

I am honoured and excited to share my layout that was published in the 2013 Fall Issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.

My layout is on page 136 which will be in newstands all across Canada September 1.

For this layout I created from a sketch for design team work at Scrapbook Challenges.  I love sunflowers.  This particular layout I created with the Sugar Hill Collection by Farmhouse Paper Company. My Silhouette Cameo was used to cut the wheat behind the title and also the border at the bottom of the layout.  The background was created using a scoring board and some walnut stain that I spritzed all over the white card stock.

Thank you for letting me share my layout and my good news.  I would urge all my Canadian scrappy friends to submit your work to Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine. Don't be shy!

Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine is a printed magazine that is published four times a year by Canadians and for Canadians, but that doesn't mean that you can't subscribe to this awesome magazine if you are international.  Canadian Scrapbooker welcomes international subscribers as well.  If you are wanting to subscribe digitally or have one come to your door, click here.

Have a wonderful day and hopefully you have time to do what you love!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Practical Scrappers/Paper Secrets Blog Hop

Welcome to the Practical Scrappers/Paper Secrets Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the talented Kerri Yarus's blog but if you get lost along the way, you can start at the Practical Scrappers blog.  For this blog hop, we are featuring the Ten Things Team from Practical Scrappers as well as members from the Design Team at Paper Secrets. Our topic for this hop is a fun, trendy one that will definitely catch your attention: wood! There is a  prize pack of assorted wood embellishments to give away and you can get all the details on that below, but first here's the list for the hop!
Practical Scrappers - If you get lost along the way, start back here
Lee-Anne Thornton - That's me!

For my layout, I created a mixed media layout and I gathered some popsicle sticks and cut them to look like a picket fence and then used some Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Weathered Wood to give them the shabby look.

I also used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a wave background to use as a stencil to create my "waves" and lots of Prima flowers and Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists.  Here are some more detailed photos:

Want a chance  to win this wonderful prize from Paper Secrets?

 Then this is what you need to do. You can do one or all of the following:
1) Be a follower here at Practical Scrappers
2) Be a follower at the Paper Secrets Blog
5) Leave us a comment here telling us which of those you did :)

You have until 11:59 pm CST on August 25, 2013 to enter.  The winner will be announced next week.
I am also giving away this:

But you must:

Become a follower of my blog
leave a comment by August 25 at 11:59 MST and I will randomly draw a winner and announce it next week!  Thanks for stopping by and next on the hop is the talented Leslii Wagner!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Practical Scrappers August Sketch

Hello scrappy friends!  Today I have an awesome sketch to share with you created by Liz Chidester for  the August Sketch at Practical Scrappers.  I love sketches and this one was perfect for scrapping that special photo of my parents for their 55th wedding anniversary.  Wow!  What a milestone!  I chose some papers and some die cuts  from the new We R Memories Country Livin' Collection and also some stamps, mist, sequins, and tons of different embellishments to finish the layout.  Here are a few photos:

Here is the lovely sketch:

Practical Scrappers August Challenge

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today and have some time out of your busy day to create.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Scrap Our Stash - August 1 Challenge

Hello!  Today I would like to share my layout for design team work at Scrap Our Stash.  The challenge was to create a summer layout with three purchased die cuts.

I created this layout with the "Pretty Party" Collection by Crate Paper. I love the feminine vintage feel to this collection and thought it would be the perfect papers for this photo of a pink bicycle and a basket of flowers that is outside my local scrapbook store.  The chipboard die cuts are from the same collection.

Patterned Paper - Crate Paper (Pretty Party)
Camera Paper Clip - Prima
Chipboard Die Cuts  - Crate Paper (Pretty Party)
Flair Button - The Paper Bakery
Letter Stickers - Crate Paper (Pretty Party)
Mists - Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Mustard, Primrose)
Pen - Marvy Uchida Reminisce (Black)
Wood Veneer Shapes - Studio Calico

Here are a few closeups:

We would love for you to play along with the challenge.  You can upload your creation and link it up here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Practical Scrappers Ten Things - Paint

Hello friends!

Today at Practical Scrappers the The Ten Things Team are sharing several ideas on using paint on a layout.

On my layout, I created a frame along the outside edge with a large wood stamp and some acrylic paint and distress paint from Tim Holtz

I embraced imperfection and used paint dabbers and "inked" up my stamps and went for it.  I used three different colors and alternated.  I then machine stitched around the inside edge of the paint border.

here are some more closeups

Why don't you give it a try.  It's lots of fun.  Thanks for stopping by!