Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summer is keeping us busy!

I can't believe we are almost at the end of July. The kids and I have been keeping ourselves very busy (more so for my sanity). Lots of fun happening here and next week we are taking them camping for 2 nights. We have never gone camping with them before and they are super excited. We leave in a week and I am already planning what we will eat and making lists of what we need to bring with us (always the planner I am!)

In my scrappy life I seem to have hit a wall and there is no mojo here. I always seem to go through these ruts. One thing that always helps me is to head on over to the APOS! forum to check out the weekly challenges that are going on.

The inspiration challenge this week is from Kelsey. She challenged us to do a layout about someone/something we are thankful for. She also wanted to see some journaling and use something we have had in our stash for a while. Go here to check out her layout and don't forget to come back here later on this week and I will post what I came up with for the challenge.

Diana came up with a fantastic Christmas in July card challenge. Her neverending card is amazing! I have never heard of this kind of card but I know I will be trying it out soon. Don't forget to go check out her card here.

And one last thing. Meg is putting together an All about Me album over the next several months. It will focus on what you are instead of what you like. This is also on my scrappy to do list (boy is my list getting long ). Meg's first couple of pages are fantastic!! Here is a link

Well I think that is all for now.

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Inspiration time!

This week I had the pleasure of coming up with a challenge on the APOS! forum. I recently purchased a new sewing machine and was inspired by it. Now I didn't use it on my layout I opted instead to hand sew everything but I plan on using my new machine in the near future to create a few things. That is the great part about stitching on your layouts if you don't have a sewing machine there is still a ton of things that can be done by hand.

When looking around the internet I found lots of inspiration but there was one site that
I just loved. I used a sketch from them. It is called Sketch Support.

Now onto my layout. I hand drew the scallop border at the bottom and then punched holes then hand stitched. I stitched around my stars and part of my titl
e. Lastly I stitched around one of the background papers. I used
the Snow Day paper by Crate paper. I loved that I didn't have to use it for a winter layout. The paper is really versatile.

And don't forget the online crop that starts tonight at 6 pm (NB time). The theme is games and I can't wait to see what Tammy has for us.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

APOS! Online crop

Starting this Friday July 15th A PILE OF SCRAP forum will be having an online crop. This time Tammy will be the host. I hope to see you on the forum playing along. There will be a bingo game and another new game that Tammy has come up with. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us!!

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, July 11, 2011

APOS! Blog hop winner

We have a winner.....Brandy!!! Thank you to everyone for playing along. I hope you enjoyed the blog hop and perhaps there may be another one in the future.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


This layout was inspired by a challenge that Michelle did a couple weeks ago at APOS! We were to use a summer black and white or sepia photo and use psychadelic colours. I decided to use the Summer Days paper by Echo park (love the bright colours!). I took the photo of my niece on Canada Day (July 1st). I used black to mat my patterned paper (just loving this look right now)

Here is a close up of one of the flowers I made with the paper. Just loved how they turned out. I got the instructions from the Scrap a Little blog. Here is the link to the instructions.

Monday, July 4, 2011

APOS! Blog hop

Welcome to the APOS! blog hop!

If you arrived here from the Facebook page then you are on the right track. If you’ve arrived here by accident,then go here APOS! Facebook page discussion to start at the beginning. Not a facebook user no problem.. below is the listing to help you get back on track!
I think you’re really going to enjoy seeing what each of the APOS! inspiration Team have come up with using their chosen products.
To participate in the blog hop (and maybe win some candy) is so easy! Visit each inspiration team member’s blog and leave a comment. You will get one entry into a draw for some pretty amazing blog candy just for visiting and leaving a comment at each Inspiration Team Member’s blog. Adding yourself as a follower to any of the team members or 'liking' APOS! on facebook, another entry for each is yours!

Do you want to know what you’re hopping for? This is what you are playing for... a small something from each of the design teams choice of papers/products. So that will be an item from the following lines:

Tim Holtz, MME, Fancy Pants, BoBunny, Imaginisce and Cosmo Cricket!!
So with all that being said now on to what I have done.
We were all given this sketch to work with and the paper line I chose was Lime Twist (Fly a Kite) by My Minds Eye. The sketch can be found at Scrapbook.com and is in IcePanthress's gallery. The colours in the Lime Twist paper just screamed summer to me and to add an extra pop I decided to matte the patterned paper in black. (we had a challenge a few weeks back by Tammy to matte all our paper in black). I paper pieced the tent that is on the bottom and the title is done using the Dear Lizzy line of Thickers

Now hop on over to Michelle's blog and check out her awesome layout. As promised here is the listing for the inspiration team in case you get lost


Friday, July 1, 2011

Christmas in July

We thought it would be fun over at APOS! to have a Christmas in July card challenge. Each week an Inspiration team member will post a new challenge to create a Christmas card. For each card posted the girls will recieve a ballot to win a little prize from me. Today was the first post and I picked the challenge of creating a card with non christmas colours. Hop on over to the forum and join in on the fun we would love to see you!