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The Hockey Sweater

Paper Craft Planet’s Scrappy Sunday, has some great templates right now to motivate your scrapbooking.  I couldn’t help myself and made a page of my Malcolm.

I prefer 8 1/2 x 11″ layouts, so I adapted the layout a bit.

Now, if you haven’t heard of the story by Roch Carrier, it’s called the Sweater & it’s a favourite book around here!

July Scrapbooking Freebies

So I loved the idea from Paper Craft Planet’s Scrappy Sunday scrapbooking the beginning of July.

Canada Day, July 1st, baby!

This idea (of lining up a row of photos) was inspired from Pink Paislee.

PCP’s Tips included:

  • Use color to reinforce your theme.  (hello, Canadian Flag!)
  • Texture adds interest.  I tried to give it a “Soldered” look (& also some fun textures added in the pattern from Graphire (from design freebies called antique art collection) for the swirly design on the filler pattern)

So here is what I drew.

A Red Maple Leaf.

For my friends South of the 49th parallel, here are some stars you can use in lieu of Maple Leaves.

In Blue.

In Red.

In White.

Don’t forget your journaling!

Here’s some blocks for you to add some copy.

Have fun!

Scrapbooking handwriting

At Paper Craft Planet, this week’s Scrappy Sunday Challenge, from Kim Burmeister, is Work Smarter, Not Harder (week 4).

While having my coffee this morning & I found this list that my 11 DD left about. It made laugh so hard. This maybe one of the few pages I haven’t put a photo of a person in.  Scrapbooking my DD’s handwriting personalizes the page all the much more.

The Quick Page, a freebie from Dianne Rigdon, isn’t really a page, it’s two 5×7 quick cards, but I put 2 together :D

Thanks, Kim, for the motivation to add another page to the album!


Here was a quick challenge from PaperCraftPlanet’s Scappy Sunday folks.

Week 1: challenge –> Scraplifting

I chose to scraplift a beautiful page from the Scrapbooking Guru, Ali Edwards.  Ali had a traditional scrapbook page, which she stitched on the number & I went with a digital adaptation.

I still much prefers her layout; however I loved the idea of scrapping the grown ups in the family & a snapshot of us.  I took these photos with my iPhone on our  way to church yesterday.

The zig zag paper & dotted number I made & the freebie elements are from Chrissy (chrissyw_febfreebie_rec) and the antiques, another freebie, from Graphirehere.

Here’s a 4×5 of the numbers or you can download a free 9×11 .png (300dpi) set of numbers here.

Here’s a small version of my zig zags, for a 12″ 300 dpi band, you can download it here!

Easter Joy Digi Scrapbook Element

Just having some fun with a Clarendon Font & Pea Bhea’s Words Font; a Text decoration inspired by oneTut’s and I think that’s about all.

Have a Blessed Easter.  The kids are super excited and should be interesting to control their sugar filled bodies at Service on Sunday.

Have fun with these png’s.

August Scrappy!

Well, I fulfilled the promise I made to myself to get this month’s Scrappy Sunday Challenge done early.   Paper Craft Planet’s Jen Tapler provided all of the layered layouts, but you could also work in traditional paper scrapbooking too!  Give it a go, what do you have to loose.  For those who complete all four layouts & put them in the gallery, there’s a a $25 gift certificate to Sweet Shoppe Designs!

scrappy0810a (turned on it’s side)




Thanks for the fun inspiration, Jen!

Used Kits from:

scrappy b
Erica Hernandez (Time Marches on)
Jen Lessinger (Fall in Faded Orange)
Chris Ford (Future Rock Star)

scrappy c
Mary Ann Wise (Watercolour)
Kristina Werner (sentiment cloud)
Kate Teague (Damask)

scrappy d
Collies Corner (Fall Pickins)

scrappy a
Rhonna Farrer (Vellum)
Rhonna Farrer (Pink October)
Rhonna Farrer (Blue Title)
Vinnie Pearce (Dream)
Libby Weifenbach (alpha sliders)

Reading about Hermes …

This is my middle son, Malcolm.  It is near impossible to get a straight on photo of him, so I improvise with the photos a bit.

I used the pen tool for the dotted lines & had some fun with these papers & elements from Crystal Wilkerson.


Some more plucking at the July Scrappy Sunday Sketches from Paper Craft Planet.  I suppose I should have played with the Channel Mixer to change the pics to B/W, but it was just so Emma-Sian to have the multi colours, I kept them as is!  Hard to believe my oldest baby is 11.

Papers:  Crystal Wilkerson.

wearing Red

Just plugging away at Paper Craft Planet’s Scrappy Sundays.  Be sure to check it out & have some fun with either traditional or digi layouts!

My Man

Paper Craft Planet’s Scrappy Sunday Group provided this template & I thought I’d share my go with it.  We’ve had a rough week with our car, it’s been in the shop 3 times for different things breaking on it.  Sigh.  We just gotta make it last for a while longer, ya know?  Anyways, I was a bit bummed about it and when I feel like that it helps me to think of all the blessings in my life, so this is just one of them.

The elements are a mix from Betsy Tuma & KTeague.  The papers I made using free swatches (editable repeating patterns) from a fabulous site called Pattern Cooler, defining them as a brush in photoshop and then stamping it.

Here’s the template (June 2010 Layered Templates Download by Jen Tapler and Connie Prince):