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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!

Staying Creative

I saw this video several months ago & came across it again today.  Kinda’ a fun reminder for those slow creative times.  It’s from To-Fu Designs …

29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE from TO-FU on Vimeo.

The Graduate

Scrappy Sunday time at Paper Craft Planet.  Kim drew up a simply beautiful template & I had to give a go at it.

Here’s the template:

Here’s my go with it:

Elements are from Betsy Tuma, Carina Gardner, Emarta (all from 2 peas in a bucket) & the Graduation hat, the Mortar Board … I made up in about 5 minutes, after I realized I didn’t own any graduation elements.  Yep, gotta love those classes in Photoshop & Illustrator! LOL

If you’d like the png of the Graduation Hat … here ya go!  Mortar Board

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!

Scraplifting

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!


Flowered Digi Paper: Free!

This is a photo of my backyard with some fun filter action!  Enjoy.  If you’d like to download with Dimensions 3872px x 2592px (12 x 8 inches) (RGB) 2.2 MB: download it here.

Have a Blessed Easter!

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.

Digital Scrapbooking: Stitched with Love

This weeks Scrappy Sunday template inspired me to get back into scrapping!  So simple & elegant.  Be sure to check it out over at Paper Craft Planet!

Here’s the template:

And here’s my take on it, (using Lily Papers from KTeague & an element from Erica Hernandez Haphazard) with a photo of my MIL.  Grandma amazed me.  She sewed 3 quilts in the week of her visit.

Be sure to play along over at Paper Craft Planet & if you enter THIS WEEK and you could win a gift certificate to Ella Publishing which is good for $10 off a purchase of $10 or more (must all be used in a single purchase). Everyone who plays along gets a discount code for 10% a single purchase.

Have fun!

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)


scrappy0810c

scrappy0810b


scrappy0810d

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)