Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day by Virginia Wong

This weeks' challenge is Father's Day. In looking through my projects and photos, I realized an error that I will correct immediately! There are oodles of photos of my girls and what we do but very few of my husband. However we "see" him in their activities as he is one of their biggest supporters.

Last year we gifted him with this mini album. It was a beautiful tribute to him and what he means to the girls.

Supplies:  Urban Lily (mini album); American Crafts (alphas)

This year we have a collage in the works - I unfortunately cannot post it yet as the girls are STILL working on it!

I hope you celebrate Fatherhood with love and joy in your home this weekend!


Monday, June 13, 2011

Father's Day by Cari Locken

Hi there!

Just wanted to share with you a card that I made for Father's Day. I love that we have a day set aside to celebrate & remember our Dads.
I love my Dad so much and he has been my biggest supportive since I was young. He's tender, strong and wise. I play piano and went through all the Royal Conservatory grades. After I finished an exam, then waited for my grade to come back my Dad would take me out on a date. Just the 2 of us! I loved those times so much as it made me feel so special.

Anyways, here's a card that I made for my Dad.

I stamped the sentiment using Black Stazon ink onto a transparency. I used an oval punch at the lower right corner of my card. I then cut it out into a square shape and adhered it to the inside of my card. I then adhered a scalloped oval punch (after punching out the inside) around the oval cut-out edges.
Supplies used: Core'dinations cardstock, Fiskars Border punch, EK Success (oval and scalloped oval punches), ribbon (Making Memories), Stamp (myStampBOX), transparency, StazOn Ink (black)

Happy Father's Day!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Outdoor Activities by Virginia Wong

Today's challenge is Outdoor Activities. We love the outdoors! In Calgary, our winters are ummmm....long. Rather than stay inside for 10 months of the year, we are outside and have learned to dress accordingly. And when the warm weather comes, we live outside for all hours of the day!

Here are some of my favorite layouts of our outdoor escapades!

Supplies:  Bazzill (cardstock); We R MemoryKeepers (pattern paper); Heidi Swapp (alphas); ribbon (source unknown); Versamagic (chalk ink)

Supplies:  Close to my Heart (cardstock); Echo Park (pattern paper, alphas, die cut stickers, journal spots); BoBunny (snowflake stickers); We R MemoryKeepers (corner rounder)

Supplies:  Close To My Heart (cardstock); American Crafts (pattern paper, chipboard label, badge); Making Memories (mini alphas); Heidi Swapp (large alpha)

Thanks for letting me share!

Outdoor Activities by Cari Locken

Hi everyone!!

Ah, I'm just loving this beautiful weather that we've been having lately. And it makes me think of all the different outdoor activities that we do ... from bike riding, hiking, playing in the park, swimming, camping, walking at the beach, etc.

I've created a few layouts that fit with this theme. Hope you enjoy looking at that and I hope that you find some inspiration to create layouts about the activities that you love to do outdoors.

"Take a Hike"
Supplies used: Imaginisce (papers, die-cuts, chipboard, Glam Rocks), Core'dinations cardstock, EK Success border punch & photo corner punch, circle punches

"Outdoor Fun"
Supplies used: Imaginisce (papers, die-cuts, chipboard, Glam Rocks), Core'dinations cardstock, EK Success border punch & photo corner punch, circle punches

"Greatest Show Ever"
Supplies used: Imaginisce (papers, die-cut, Glam Rocks, chipboard), Core'dinations cardstock, Fiskars border punch, Cricut machine (used to cut scallop circle), corner rounded punch (EK Success)

"Simple Pleasures"
Supplies used: Core'dinations cardstock, Imaginisce (papers, stickers, rub-ons, ribbon, flowers), Basic Grey chipboard alphas, Fiskars border punch

Supplies used: Imaginisce (papers, die-cuts, Glam Rocks), Core'dinations cardstock, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Fiksars Border punch, EK Success label punch

"Great Outdoors"
Supplies used: Imaginisce (papers, die-cuts, chipboard, Glam Rocks), Core'dinations cardstock, Cuttlebug embossing folder, EK Success label punch, Divine Twine

"H2O .... Pure Bliss"
Supplies used: Paper Trunk (papers & alpha stickers), Core'dinations cardstock, EK Success label punch, Fiskars border punch

Thanks for stopping by and hope you're inspired to create pages about those outdoor activities that you love to take part in (or just watch!)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Scraplift Challenge by Susan Tutt

Good evening Ladies!  Todays challenge is to scraplift someone who inspires you.  There are many talented scrapbookers who I admire but one of my favorites is Tara Anderson.  I love her style and all of the details that she includes in her projects.  This is the layout that I created using one of Tara's as my inspiration.

I love her use of mixed media.

I hope this encourages you to scraplift someone who inspires you.  Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Daily Life Challenge by Susan Tutt

The challenge for today is "Daily Life".  This was a fun one for me becuase in January we switched to an i-mac computer which is equiped with a photo booth app.  My middle daughter loves it and everyday she takes a picture of herself before she leaves for school.  I love looking through them to see all of her expressions...they're hilarious!  The layout I created showcases some of my favorite poses.

 I had to add the crown, because she is a princess and she makes sure we know it everyday!

Couldn't resist using the princess from my stash.

It is so fun to document the things in our everyday life.  Life changes so fast that these little moments are soon forgotten.  Create a layout or project documenting your everyday! Be sure to link us to your work, we would love to see what you come up with!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sketches, Sketches, Sketches by Virginia Wong

Firstly my apologies that my blog post is late. Last week, blogger was down and then the week started and well, life went awry!!! Nonetheless, here I am now...

The challenge was to use sketches and show my interpretation of the sketch. One of my favorite sketch artists is Valerie Salmon of Got Sketch? She has the most amazing sketches. They are uber versatile and SO easy to interpret.

For example, this sketch of hers led me to create the following layout. Sometimes, I create multiple layouts of a sketch. When I put all the layouts into an album, no one is going to notice that the layout was inspired by the same sketch.

Supplies:  Bazzill (cardstock); Echo Park (pattern paper, die cut elements, stickers, alphas); Heidi Swapp (large number 5); American Crafts (pen for journaling)

Thanks for letting me share!