Tuesday, August 16, 2011


You heard me right....KISS! That's the next theme for the online crop at APOS! In case you didn't know we have an online crop each month over at A PILE OF SCRAP forums. They are always so much fun and this one will be just as fun as the others. This time Megan is hosting it. I am super excited since we don't have any plans this weekend so I will have lots of time to scrap!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I love doing girly projects!

I have wanted to make a door plaque for my kids for quite some time now. I purchased a couple of canvases a while back and finally decided to sit down and create. I belong to a monthly kit club through Scrapping Great Deals and when I saw some of the papers from one of their kits I knew they were perfect for what I wanted to do. I am pretty sure I mixed and matched from a couple of the kits but I am not positive.

The base patterned paper is from the Hello Luscious line by Basic Grey (Raspberry Syrup), the flowers and butterfly are made with the Chanteause line by Kaisercraft. I used iridescent gold glimmer mist on the flowers and also over the whole background paper I used Distress Crackle paint in clear Rock candy.

Now while editing my photos I noticed one of the kids dropped some food on it. I guess that will teach me not to leave my stuff on the dining room table. Oh well...my daughter still loves it and I had lots of fun making it!

Close up of my flowers. You can't really tell but there is glimmer mist on them.

Close up of the crackle paint I used.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer :)

Yes you heard that right....RUDOLPH! I know it's not quite Christmas but I am having fun making some of my Christmas cards. Hopefully before I know it they will be done and all I will need to do is mail them out come December. So if you are like me and want to get a head start on your Christmas cards head on over to the APOS! forum.

Kelsey, a fellow inspiration team member from APOS! proposed we make a card that was inspired by a Christmas song. Right away Rudolph popped into my head and I knew what I wanted to do. In December of last year I found some templates from myscrapchick.com and I couldn't pass up this cute one of a reindeer. I just love this as a card! I will be making a few more of these cards for sure.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Crop circle time!

The last Friday of every month the APOS! forum hosted a crop circle. It was like a recipe challenge for scrapbooking. The person hosting lists 5 things that need to be included in your layout. We had taken a bit of a break from doing this challenge but Tammy brought it back for the end of July. Check out the challenge over at the forum and while you are there check out some of the other challenges going on. Her inspiration came from the holiday New Brunswick Day.

Here are the 5 things we needed to include in our layout.

1. 1 photo
2. 4 of one thing on your layout
3. the colour black
4. the colour purple
5. Use both french and english on your layout.

Here is my layout. I scraplifted it from the April 2009 Scrapbook Etc magazine.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Pile of Sketches!

Princesspea (from APOS! forum) aka Vicki has started a new sketch blog. The first sketch is fantastic!! So if you love working from sketches be sure to go and check out the new blog.

I can't wait to use this sketch and plan on spending the weekend scrapping. Stay tuned for hopefully lots of new layouts and perhaps a card or two from the Christmas in July challenge over at APOS!