Monday, February 29, 2016

Scrapping time :)

I took some time today to do something a little different for me, but something I want to spend more time doing. I managed to scrapbook, only one page, but one page done! To help with my inspiration I looked up some challenges and thought I would incorporate a few. I used the sketchy February-2016 from the Creative Scrapbooker magazine web site, it looks like this: 
The colours are from the colormyheartcolordare that challenges you to use a specific set of colours from the Close to my heart pallet, this weeks colours are: 
I spotted this blog challenge a while back to encourage you to make sure YOU make it to your scrapbook pages.

The challenge for February was to 
I have been choosing one little word for the past few years to encourage a focus for the year, my first was PLAY to remind me to Play with my grand children, then came HOPE and this year it is JOY. The photos in this layout all give me JOY, with two of my grand daughters, a joyful visit with my Mother after a stay in the hospital for her and one of my hubby and I. Amazing how many photos you now get of yourself with all of the new technology, you no longer have to be behind the camera but can get yourself into the photos!
I used the Close to my Heart cardstock and our Artbooking Cricut cartridge, the Joy is embossed with an iridescent embossing powder to give it some sparkle. The lagoon header is stamped with the leaves from the Botanical backgrounds (D1645), the lettering one little is from a retired stamp of the month S1201 Little Reminder; the Joy is also from a retired stamp of the month S1310 Scandinavian wishes, the word and 2013 are from the Keystroke upper case. If you are interested in any of these products please check out my shopping cart on the right.
There is still time for you to play and upload your creations to some of these challenges. Happy play time.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Cross Canada Hop - Cardstock creations.....

Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring Cardstock Creations.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at mycreationswithmichelle. If you came from Nicky Scott then you are in the right place!

It was my second grand daughters birthday on Feb. 1, she is a movie buff like her Opa (my hubby) and had requested $$ or gift cards to go to the theatres. So we usually give the grand children $$ so they can purchase something they would like to have or experience. It is always interesting to try to figure out how to give that type of gift and remain creative. Especially when they tell you they still have their card from the last few years. I had a brainstorm after looking through the cricut books that I have and made this:  
I used our Cricut Artiste cartridge and the movie page to cut all the pieces, stamped Happy birthday on a label in Thistle.


We placed the 'gift' in the bottom of the box and I crumpled up little pieces of white paper to resemble popcorn on top. The colours used are from a colormyheartcolordare, but did not get to making a blog post that week  in time, it is always fun to challenge yourself to a blog challenge and share your creations.


Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Krista Ritskes of simplycreating.ca.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, as she has the complete blog list. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Easter Creations.  So mark March 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.