Monday, September 30, 2013

The Paper Girls Challenge Blog Hop

Welcome to Fall Ya'll and the Beautiful Golden Days of Autumn!!!!

It's the last Monday of September and we could not let it pass by without a treat for our followers.  The Paper Girls have put together an amazing blog hop with a ton of inspiration.  Also, The Paper Girls would like to introduce some new designers they have added to their team.  And I am honoured to be one of the newbies!!!  When asked to join, I didn't even wait a second to answer......I love their blog, their challenges and the best scrappy friends a girl could ever have!!!!  So I hope you join in and hop will find many beautiful projects that are "Fall Decor" themed!!

Here is my project!!

I am not the best at doing projects and getting all messy, but I have always wanted to do a canvas.  I have had 8 of them sitting my closet for 6 months and done nothing with them!!!  So, one evening at midnight I decided to confront my fear.  I found a piece of paper that had all of the colours I wanted, sanded the edges and glued it down with Mod Podge.  Then I covered the top with Mod Podge to seal it.  After it was dry I just started playing with paints and inks and stamps and stencils and rub-ons. Then I added the photo and twine and embellishments until it was just the way I wanted it!!  It will be a perfect house warming gift for my son-in-law and my daughter when they move into their new home they are building!!

Paint-Martha Stewart
Paper-Bo-Bunny & Amy Tangerine
Ink-Tim Holtz Distress and Staz On
Wood Plaque-Prima
Twine-Marshals Fabrics
Wood embellishments-Prima & Recollections
Stencil Template-The Crafters Workshop
Mod Podge

Here is the line up of talented designers
After me, (Cathryn) head on over to the one of my favourite scrappers, Becci.  She is so talented and when I need some inspiration I turn to her beautiful work!!

How would you like to win a gift card from Scrapbook Pal?
I'm sure you are thinking, what do I have to do to participate and win that card? 

You get an entry for commenting on each of the blog posts, "Like" The Paper Girls Challenge on Facebook, and become a follower of our blog.  All are required for an entry.  You will see some fabulous projects and be inspired to create something for your own home!!!
I am also having my own give-a-way!!!  A bag of "Fall Themed" collections and scrappy goodness.  All you have to do is to become a follower of my blog.  If you are already a follower, please mention that in your comment!  Good Luck!!

You will have until Sunday October 6, 2013 at 11:59pm MST to comment.  We will announce the winner on Wednesday October 9, 2013 at 9:00am MST.  International readers are welcome to play along but currently we are only shipping prize packs to the US and Canada due to shipping costs!

THANKS for hopping!!!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

It's a New Day!!!!!

Wow......I can't believe it has been so long since I last did a blog post!!!!!!  The last 6 months of my life have been so incredibly hectic and full of twists and turns.  There are days when I just really want to crawl in a hole......and days of complete joy!!  Without my amazing kids in my life, my sweet loving beautiful 2 granddaughters and some pretty special friends, I think I would be crawling in that hole daily.  

My other issue of late has been that I had TOTALLY lost my creative mojo :(  I am lucky enough to be surrounded by tons of new and beautiful scrapbook supplies and the harder I tried to create......the less imagination I could find.  The photo that I finally used to created today has been sitting on my desk for about 5 months!!!!!!  I was truly beginning to think my scrapbooking days were over.....for good!!!!

But today I felt a teeny little spark......just a teeny one.  I grabbed the latest Scrapbook Steals sketch......and just did something without really thinking about it.  Definitely not a favourite layout.......but a start in the right direction.  Thank heavens for Scrapbook Steals and their weekly sketches.  If you are ever in a rut and need some inspiration they are the BEST place to go.

So this is this weeks MWM  Aquamarine #9

And this is my take on the sketch

After I was finished I was a little worried that I had strayed a bit from the sketch........but it is your inspiration that counts.  And if not for that beautiful sketch I would still be starring at that picture on my desk for another 6 months :)

Here are a few close up pictures.

Pink Paislee Snow Day Collection
Additional paper : KaiserCraaft Base Coat Collection and Prima Marketing Sweet Fairy Collection
Inks : Tim Holtz Distress
Letters : AC Thickers white sprinkles and Rockabye baby blue
Embellishments : Pink Paislee Snow Day Collection
Twine : fabric store find

Hope you enjoy and I hope you pop back in soon.  I am a little over run with supplies and I think in the next week or so,  it is time to have a few give-a-ways!!!  So check back soon for your chance to win!!!!!

Thanks for stopping in!!!!!