Tuesday, 19 February 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, 16 February 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, 9 February 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.