Monday, 16 October 2017

Scrappy Sunday at the Kitchen Table!

Well Sean headed south for the week leaving me home alone for 
Saturday evening and all day Sunday! 
Oh I so needed that!

Managed to get my November Design Team layouts done for Stuck?! Sketches 
and work on a my submissions list for Creative Scrapbooker

And although I can't share any of these with you today 
I can tell you that they all include some Memorabilia. 
I love collecting and saving little bits and pieces
and then including them on my layouts.

Some Canadian Tire "Canada 150" Money

Clothing Tag off David's Carhartt work pants

Clothing Tag off my new Orage Ski Pants

Event Ticket Stub

Hope you had some time to play with your 
Scrappy Supplies this weekend

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Life in Colour with Stuck?! Sketches

Happy Sunday Scrappy Peeps!
Its time for the mid month sketch challenge over at Stuck?! Sketches

Here is Laura's sketch for October 15th,

 And here is my finished Design Team Layout!

I sure hope you all have a little time this week to play along
We have two great sponsors for this challenge;

I did use some of Lindys Starburst Spray in
Dark Chocolate Truffle on my layout!

Hope you join us and make sure you follow us
along on Facebook and Instagram for the Design Team Inspiration!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Super Excited! My Stuck?! Sketches Debut!

I'm Super Excited that I have been asked to be part of the
New Design Team over at Stuck?! Sketches
As you all know I love to use a sketch
for inspiring a starting point for my layouts.

Here is the Oct 1 Challenge Reveal
The Sponsors this month are;
a $30 Gift Certificate to Scrapbook Circle online shop!
Wycinanka Themed Prize Pack!

Here is the October 1 Sketch

Since I was so excited to be joining the Design Team
I was inspired to do two layouts that will sit in my
album facing each other, somewhat like a
two page layout, but they are from different days
but of our favourite road trip stop,
Twin Falls Gorge Territorial Park
We generally drive a few times each year between Yellowknife & Edmonton,
the park is located 75km north of the Alberta and Northwest Territories Border
and we always stop to stretch our legs and enjoy the views of the falls.

32-metre-high Alexandra Falls

and then a few kilometres away
3 tiered Louis Falls

The water is tea stained in colour and flows fast.
This year the water level is low,
its really fun to stand behind the falls on a
year when the water level is much higher.

Hope you enjoyed my take on the sketch and our favourite NWT Road Trip stop,
we look forward to your takes on the October 1 Sketch
don't forget to link it up for your chance to win one of the
monthly giveaways!

Sunday, 10 September 2017

CS Sketchy Challenge Catch Up!

The summer has kept us busy getting settled into 
full time living in Yellowknife and finishing construction on our Tiny Cabin... 
which had an expansion last weekend which I will save for another post.

I managed to squeeze in some time to scrapbook last night and 
completed these two layouts using the 
Sketchy Challenge at Creative Scrapbooker

Using the June Sketch and a June photo!

The Fish Tale
One evening back in June, our two VP's were up for meetings
 in YK and we decided to take them to the cabin for dinner. 
Kara brought her son, 5 year old Nathaniel.
After dinner Sean decided to do a little fishing
while us ladies talked shop and did the dishes.
on the second cast Nathaniel landed a fish,
Sean decided to video tape his struggle,
I loved listening to the coaching and encouragement,
and it was so cute how Nathaniel kept telling Sean
he was to little and needed Sean to help him because
 it was too hard to reel the big fish in.
Luckily we heard Sean call us ladies 
and we got to the shore in time to take a few photos.
It was the first time Nathaniel caught his own fish!

These photo were sitting on the "Pile to Scrap" 
for quite some time, had papers and embellishments 
already chosen so it came together quite quickly
with the July Sketch.

Hopefully I will find another night soon to catch up
on the August and September CS Sketchy Challenge!

Sunday, 27 August 2017

August Sketches with Stuck?! Sketches

Managed to squeeze in a Saturday Evening/Sunday Morning of 
Scrapbooking on the boardroom table at the office! 
I made a big mess pulling out all my stash to make these pages
 but it finally felt good to get some scrappy time, it was just too short.

Here are my layouts
Based on the August 1st Challenge

This one came together easily with a 
photo that should have been scrapbooked long ago!

I'm really please with both of them and hope I don't have to
wait this long to scrapbook again! 

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Creative Scrapbooker 2017 Fall Issue

What a beautiful cover the Fall 2017 Issue has.... Gotta love the plaid!
I am so blessed to be a part of the magazine,
I had two layouts selected for this issue!

This one was a special fishing trip that Sean did with the boys last September. 
The fishing is Spectacular - as is the Aurora in September!

Thursday, 8 June 2017

On the Move

Well this is going to be a challenging next two years for my scrapbooking passion, 
I will be without a creative spot to retreat too. 
Some significant changes with Sean's business, 
we have sold our home & office in Edmonton...
With plans to build our retirement dream home in the mountains one day... 
for now, we will be living up north full time and will simplify the business back to one office in Yellowknife. Some bonuses for us will be, not looking after two homes & offices... just a small condo and a cozy tiny cabin on the lake.
Life should be a little less busy? And simpler we hope. 
I have put more then 2/3 of my scrapbooking studio into long term,
unaccessible storage,
a small pile in storage with a vehicle in Edmonton
 so I can scrapbook on the go when visiting friends and family
 as well as a small amount basics in Yellowknife. 
It will be different to scrapbook for an afternoon at the kitchen table instead of 
photos, paper and embellishments out on my pile to scrap,
several embellishments and tools
waiting for an evening or weekend to cocoon!

Here is my first dose of scrappy time, I spent a few days at my parents farm
 and took over the kitchen table while I visited with them for a few days!
Here are a few of my favourites,

Hockey Playoff Layout!

Recent Memories from my 50th Birthday Trip to Europe