Sunday, May 29, 2011

Scrapping Day at Younique

My friend Sandy and I spent a fabulous day at Younique Country Retreat near Fergus yesterday. We arrived not long after 9a.m. and after 2 trips to the car we were unloaded for the day.  The day was Sandy's gift to me for my birthday this month...what a great gift! We scrapped all morning in the company of 8 women who were staying the weekend, had a lovely lunch prepared by Chef Jeff and our hostess Heather, then returned to the scraproom for more scrapping. Dinner was delicious, but then it was right back to scrapping for a few more hours. I gave up at 11p.m., but felt ok about it because I had completed 6 double-page l/o's. I'm working on an album of my DD's godson...he is such a cutie and so expressive.

My Buddha Impression- I love this pic...he looks like a little laughing Buddha LOL

Peek-a-Boo - Cayden seems lost in his oversized hoodie.

Share - I think he was sharing a pickle with his mom...and he looks quite put out that she took the last bite!

All Wrapped Up - Cayden looks so cute in his towel wraps after his bath.

Teething - We can all feel for a baby that is teething..and the joy of seeing those first teeth

Cool Shades - "Mom, Can I tell you a secret? We look cool in our shades". (I ran out of the letter "s" so have to pick one up this week to finish the word.

Born to Be a Storyteller - The expressions on his face look like he's telling some fantastic tales

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May Scrapping projects

Well May has been a very busy month and I haven't had much time to add to my blog, so I'm playing catch-up now.

First, my Scrapping Turtle DT l/o for week 3 (technique-embossing) and week 4 (style-clustering). Both of these l/o feature papers by Best Creations "Let's Party", Bazill 1/2 borders, BoBunny chipboard and miscellaneous buttons and other embellishments.

This next l/o was for Scrapping Turtle's 5 rule challenge. Participants each suggest a rule and once 5 rules have been submitted you must design your l/o within the rules. The 5 Rules were:
1. Must contain the phrase "There is no greater gift than...." and you finish it with whatever word(s) you feel fit for you and your l/o.
2. Use 3 buttons on your l/o
3. Include a homemade paper flower
4. Must include journaling.
5. include one "blind" item - so an item that you just reach for in your's ok if you know it's a piece of patterned paper etc (based on how you organize may be hard to be totally "blind") - but for one of the items just close your eyes and take the plunge and see where it takes you! (My blind item was the red flower stickers from Basic Grey. It dictated the dramatic black and red BoBunny paper which had a touch of green writing on it which I picked up with the flower and journaling background.)

My last l/o was a special request from my DD. She loves this pic of her godson and suggested the title and the use of playing cards on the l/o. I thought the black trim looked like a garter and fit the tux l/o.

I also used some flowers that I made to decorate a wrapped birthday present that I did for a colleague at work. I decorated the present using hand painted paper from India, gold tulle and tissue paper...and a few gold and pink butterflies.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Age Is Just A Number

I can't believe another month has gone by and the first week of May is almost over. This week, the DT for the Scrapping Turtle revealed its Product of the Month (POTM) l/o challenge. The POTM are filter papers from Fancy Pants. These are very versatile embellishments. For my first layout, I sprayed my filter paper with Smooch (last month's POTM) and then stamped a design on top. This layout features Best Creations "Let's Party" papers, Fancy Pants filter paper flowers, Bazzil Basics Paper Half the Edge cardstock strips and misc buttons and letters.

The photo is of me with my two best girlfriends celebrating one of our birthdays (I won't say which one, nor which age goes with which lady LOL).

Catching Up

I have been neglecting my posting for a few weeks, so am just playing catch up now. The first pic below is of the l/o I did for the Scrapping Turtle's inspiration challenge. It features Nikki Sivils "We Are Family" paper, Maya Road embellishments and Smooch Spritz.