Friday, October 20, 2017

Happy Halloween and October

What fun I had creating this super fun Pumpkin Layout!!!!  And it was created for a very special reason.  I am back as a designer with the Paper Girls Challenge Blog!!!!  This group of amazing talented girls is so special to me.  I was lucky enough to meet them through an online scrapbooking site and I love them all dearly.  And I am super excited to be back creating with this incredible group.  Check them out when you can, you will find a ton of talent, challenges, and inspiration.  This last challenge was call Pumpkin Spice.  At the risk of being sent  packing I must admit the I have never really gotten into the Pumpkin Spice rage.  So I wasn't sure what to create.  But then I got to thinking that my granddaughters bring lots of spunk and spice into my life!!!!  So I figured I should create a layout that included one of them.  And this picture of my sweet Taylor was just perfect.  Her sister Blake was The Little Mermaid so she became the most adorable Sebastian that I have ever seen!!!!  

Since moving to a smaller home, I have decided that before I can buy any new paper I have to start using up a lot of my large hoard.  So I went searching for the perfect collection to use with this picture.  And this Bella Blvd. Hello Autumn Collection was just perfect.  I love all the bright colours and the addition of some blue's as well.  

The pumpkin and leaves are from Silhouette. I cut a pumpkin in a deep orange sheet of Bazzill cardstock and a cream colour.  I then painted the cream one with watercolours, and layered them on my back round paper.   So much fun!!!!!   I also used the watercolours to splatter some of the paint on the background.

I just love this layout!!!  Fall is my favourite season and the colours on this layout turned out beautifully!!!!  I added a doilie, and some leaves and flowers I fussy cut from one of the patterned papers.  And then 2 flair buttons from Doodlebug with a little bit of twine behind them.

Here are a few close up photo's.

The dimension from those gorgeous leaves is so pretty.

Thanks for stopping in and taking a look.  

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Wild Whispers Inc and CATS CATS CATS

I'm not sure what is going on with me of late but every week there seems to be another disaster in my life LOL!!!   Things were finally settling down after my move, when I had a serious encounter with a cat in my new neighbourhood!!!  My cats and I were minding our own business when this grey kitty decided to jump onto my screen patio door!!!  He shocked the pants off me and my cats!!!  There he was hanging and caught on my screen.  I slowly opened the door, trying to be reassuring and kind, and gave him a little scratch behind the ear. He rubbed against my hand all calm, so I held him and unlocked his claws.  Seconds later my smart ass kitty Atlas decided to hiss at him, sending him into a psycho attack tiger!!!!  Before I knew it he was clamped to my right hand.......teeth sunk into my thumb and claws wrapped around my arm digging in with all of his strength!!  It happened so fast I was in total shock.  I shook to release him, and he thankfully took off running.  He was no worse for wear, but I was left with horrible injuries.  Looking on google I learned that cat bites can be incredibly dangerous.  So off to the hospital I went.  After IV antibiotics, and some pain meds I thought I was in the clear.  No Such luck. A few days later it got worse and after seeing my doctor I was sent back to the ER.  A week later, and days and days of IV antibiotics and meds for swelling I can finally feel my hand again LOL!!!!

Yup that's my ugly paw 2 days ago.  Look out for killer attack cats......they can do some nasty damage!!!!

Somewhere in the past week I totally lost a day and thought today was the last day of September!!  Wow all these days back and forth to the ER have caused havoc!!!!

Anyways what I wanted to share with you all today is a layout I created using products from an amazing Canadian company that I discovered while at the Canadian Scrapbook Carnival. Who could not fall in love with these gorgeous products!!!!  And best of all they really cater to the Canadian within.  Lots of whimsical outdoor woodsy themed products.  So I picked up a few Collections and products to create with.

OMG I can't get enough of these beauties!!!!!!  The wood veneer and the stamp set are just to die for!!!  And the quality of their products are top notch.  I can't say enough about how wonderful they are.  So go check them will NOT be disappointed!!!!

This is the first layout that I have created with Wild Whisper products.

This picture collage of my granddaughters on a scavenger hunt were perfect for this collection.
I did a lot of fussy cutting, including the word ADVENTURE!!!

I can't wait to share more creations using Wild Whisper Designs
Thanks for dropping by!!!

Happy October Friends!!!!!!

Oh my goodness what a hectic life I have led in the past few months!!!!   I don't even know where to start explaining all the changes.   After living in my home for the past 29 years, it was finally time to move and get my new life started.   It was difficult and I really thought that I would have a hard time making this move.  But by the time everything was said and done I was actually more relieved than sad.  I am in my new home now, and even though it is probably not my forever home, I feel settled and comfortable.  As many of us crafters know, thinking about packing and moving an entire craft room strikes fear and terror in our hearts LOL. I moved to a much smaller home and no longer have my large beautiful studio.  But all is well and I still have a beautiful space to create.

Right after my move I attended the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival.  I look forward to this amazing event every year and this year I took my oldest granddaughter Blake as a gift for her birthday.  She LOVED it!!!!!  And I look forward to taking her again next year. 

The cutest scrappers at the crop!!!
Blake and Kaja

I also managed to get my creative juices flowing and created a few layouts!!!! Yeah!!!!

This if the first layout I created. I love this photo so much!!! My middle granddaughter Taylor and my niece Denae's sweet little guy Gabe were enjoying some bonding time at a family reunion a few years ago!!

Lots of mixed media going on in this layout.  Also a Silhouette cut file that I backed with paper. With the move I don't have my supply lists available, but I will share as soon as I find them <3

This layout came about after I purchased some Dina Wakely Acrylic Paint (colours : Turquoise, Magenta, and Lime) at the crop.
I decided to just play around with it on some textured white cardstock. The next morning, I punched out a bunch of circles, and this layout then fell together pretty darn fast!!!!  
The only thing I added after that was a Doilie from Doodlebug, Enamel Dots, a couple chipboard pieces, a couple tiny butterfly from Doodlebug, and an Acrylic Title from Bella Blvd.
This turned out to be such a fun layout. I just LOVE it!!!!!

Thanks Creative Scrapbooker for another amazing Carnival!!!! I am already looking forward to next year