Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Shimelle Inspires me!

I have been in love with the Glitter Girl Video Series over at Twopeasinabucket.com, which of course led me to www.shimelle.com.

Shimelle has a series of blog posts on page Starting Points, I finally decided to get these photos of our New Years Getaway to Tofino scrapbooked as they were to be my first pages in my 2012 Album..... and I need to start a 2013 Album!

Here are the blog posts that inspired me to get these pages completed!

Scrapbook Starting Points - subtle patterned backgrounds

Scrapbooking Starting Points - stormy-new-zealand-seas/
you can see that this one was totally the inspiration to get these photos scrapbooked!

Thanks Shimelle - I love your blog and video series the Adventures of Glitter Girl!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Love working with Sketches

I have had a chance to play a little this week in the evenings. I picked out a few sketches from several sites that I follow/like on Facebook, one I worked on this week, the others I pulled papers and photos and placed them on my "ready to scrap" pile.

Here are the ones that I did get a chance to complete this week with lots of leftovers and pieces from my Cocoa Daisy kits.

Feb Sketch with Cocoa Daisy

I also finally worked on 2 other sketches that I have had set aside on the "ready to scrap" pile for quite sometime....

Fall Double the Fun Sketch with Canadian Scrapbooker

A sketch and page that I kept from the Aug/Sept 2009 Issue of Scrapbooks Etc. Magazine, I still miss that they don't do printed issues...

It was a good week for scrappy getaways during the evening in the loft!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Its been awhile!

Its been awhile since I enjoyed some downtime in the loft. I have various unfinished projects laying around waiting for me to finish them, and somehow I have lost my Mojo with those. My 2012 December Daily is laying in a big pile on the table with all the remaining photos calling to me, I stopped at Dec 19th... so 11 days to finish but not this weekend. I decided to develop a new photo from just last Sunday and also felt like working with some photos from last new years trip to Tofino.

I have been enjoying the "Two Peas in a Bucket" video series 213 in 2013. I was immediately draw to the video on Jan 14th. 213-in-2013-love-her

I decided to use this photo that I took with my phone at dinner last Sunday. I love the way it turned out!

That was my Friday night layout that I completed, my Saturday morning always includes surfing my favorite scrapbooking sites for inspiration. This morning as I was enjoying the chatter at Cocoa Daisy
I noticed that one of the daisies invited everyone to checkout a new challenge blog. Shop Your Stash Challenge Blog

The challenge was to:
Use the LPS Sketch #1
use an unused/unopened stamp,
 a technique that scares you, 
2 or more accent pieces that you have been hoarding.

Here's mine!

I used an old BG paper from my Oct 2011 Cocoa Daisy kit.
A very "hoarded" piece of flocked SU paper
Prima - "Say it in Crystals" rhinestones that I think I've had for at least 6 or 7 years 
as well as some dollar store transparencies that are just as old! 
Used that eye dropper with some Prima mist... scary! 

I used an unopened stamp in the "Love Pizza Nights" LO but no room left for stamping on this LO.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A weekend of Cocoa Daisy Lifts and Inspiration

I was lucky enough to start off my week by chatting with one of the Design Team Members about a challenge that needed a little inspiration boost. Lisa posted the challenge with Cocoa Daisy and not only used my idea but used one of my layouts that I made during the Cocoa Daisy Midway Fall Crop.

Later in the week Lisa also posted the Fall "Lift me Up" challenge and had so many daisies wanting to play this time she made teams... and the first team to complete wins. Well those of you who know me know how much I like a good race! I was selected to go first for team Pink, I was handed my assignment and started Team Pink hot off the line.... we are currently still in the lead :)
I cant post my layout this week but will when its posted on the Cocoa Daisy site.

That jumpstarted a good week of scrapbooking for me, did the "Lift me Up" LO Thursday night, then worked on the Cocoa Daisy November Sketch Challenge Friday night. This will be a framed gift for my friend Danine who made me, my 2 sisters and mom Vintage Aprons out of my Great Grandmothers  linens.

I managed to also spend some time Saturday night and Sunday in the loft :) These were inspired by all the great layouts in the Cocoa Daisy gallery right now! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Cocoa Daisy Midway Fall Crop

I really enjoyed the playing along, taking the classes and the challenges over at the Cocoa Daisy crop. Sean and the boys let me spend alot of time in my loft the last 2 weekends and here is all the challenges that I participated in....

Challenge #2 was a technique challenge with Guest Designer Danielle Flanders, Chevrons are still a current trend in scrapbooking - this was a challenge to use them on a layout, Danielle uses a square punch and then cuts the square in half to make her chevrons!

I used my photo corner punch and a sketch that I found on Pinterest!

Challenge #3 was a Music Inspired Challenge - Choose an album cover for inspiration, use the artwork, title or lyrics on your LO, you must also use a title from a song as a title for your LO.

I selected Shania Twain's UP album cover... because it was white, simple & clean - and because our wedding video was to "Forever and for Always"... but if you read the journalling it was about the song that I remember being played while those photos were taken by the wedding photographer :)

Challenge #5 - A Sketch Challenge - I love using sketches when I scrapbook... I knew exactly what photo I was using when I saw this sketch!

The circle rings represent the holes in the ice (for ice fishing) I used embossing powder to make the rings with a versamark pen, then used Mica (from the CD store) that I bought quite sometime ago and had never tried... but Christine has some in there and it will come in handy for Christmas and Winter embellishments :) The background is a really old piece of My minds eye paper that worked perfectly because it looks like fishing net!

Challenge #11 - ATC Cards - I have never made these but have always loved seeing these little pieces of art made by other scrapbookers

I used my Websters Pages stash for this one! Made one for my friend Danine and one for Sean to give Lena at the end of their little holiday to Greece.

Challenge #12 was a color palette challenge, Christine selected 5 Palettes to choose from...

Challenge #13 was a technique challenge - you needed to grab a brayer some ink and make a circle star burst.... I chose some photos from a holiday that I have been wanting to get on paper for quite some time!

I was also inspired by the show's table menu!

Challenge #14 was to make a mess on your page! 

Challenge #15 Round and Round challenge - for this challenge we were supposed to use as many circles as possible!
I also used a Basic Grey Sketch and paper for this one... and a few more photos from our night at the Cirque on the NCL Epic - Fun!

Thanks for looking at all my Cocoa Daisy inspired layouts!

Monday, October 8, 2012

October Sketch with Cocoa Daisy

This was so fun to document. 
We started a new Christmas tradition when we moved in 2010. Barney, the family polar bear, was placed on the wall in the family room.... when mom & dad Ivens moved to Saskatchewan they felt it was time to let Barney have a new home.... so Sean and I were the new caretakers of the Ivens family Polar Bear :). We had him cleaned and he needed a little dental work as well as a manicure... lol. Once that was all completed we were also in the midst of a move to a new home.... and so the story goes....

I used the Cocoa Daisy October Sketch as my inspiration for this special story.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Just for Fun!

This is one of the challenges that I look forward to participating each month over at Cocoa Daisy... sometimes there are little "twists" in the challenge but this month there wasn't... just to use my Aug and September CD kits.


Here is my entry! It sat on the table for almost 2 weeks... just too busy to get back to put the finishing touches and title on it until late last night....

I also did this one today... ran away from the kids and company for a little "me" time in the playroom!