Sunday, August 31, 2014

Flash Back Friday on Sunday | Birthday #12

Stephanie at Skyline Paperie blogged a flash back friday layout and
for the record I love the cool lime refresher.

In honour of emma's birthday I thought I'd join in.

This is the first layout in her baby scrapbook.
I remember it took me weeks upon weeks to complete.

Its emma at 6 hours old.

and here she is today exactly 12 years later.



Happy Birthday, love you :)




Saturday, August 30, 2014

Summer Reading

The two best books i read over the summer, well actually all year
are by Jan-Philipp Sendker.
 
and
 
 
I loved both of them.
The story reads like poetry.
The pace is slowed down and calming
almost like a heart beat.
So many little gems through out the story.
 
The first book starts with a daughter following her father
to his birthplace in Burma.
 
The second continues her story 10 years later. 
 
 
Definitely recommend both :)



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Another Check | Interview with kids

 
One thing I've wanted to do for a while is to do a fun
interview with the kids
and scrap the answers next to a photo in a layout.
 
 
So check it off my list!
 
 
Here are just a quick digital page mostly to write the answers down.
Hopefully, I will get the paper version of these pages done too :)
 
 





 
 
 
 
We all had fun doing these interviews. 
Sara and lauren were all about using the newly found old camcorder to record their answers.
Looking forward to doing these more regularly.
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Under MIckey's Hat | Hollywood Studios WDW

 
This was the one shot that DH wanted from Hollywood Studios WDW.  A pic under Mickey's Socerers Hat.

 
Supplies :  mis matched Basic Grey papers and stickers,  Tim Holtz tape, random brads
 
Our overall review of Hollywood Studios isn't great, but we did love a few things.
  • The character lunch at Hollywood and Vine.  Seeing Sofia the first and Doc McStuffins was great.  The food was actually very tasty too.
  • The Rock n' Roll Rollercoaster was thrilling.
  • Meeting characters in front of the hat was easy.  Loved seeing Daisy.
  • Seeing the American Idol Experience was entertaining.



And from Pinterest


good night :)
 
 



 

     
 
 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hooray!

Yeah!
Sara can ride her bike!
Independently and with confidence!
 
It was not smooth sailing having her learn to ride, but
now that she can its all forgotten.  (well almost)
 
There was a lot of whinning, and one frustrated mommy.
So I signed her up for Pedalhead private lessons.
and voila!  we have a rider !
 
This was a big goal of mine this summer and I'm happy to check it off.
 
 
 
This layout was again inspired by Exhaust your Excess.  This time the challenge was to use a bunch of different patterened papers.
I basically just pulled out the pink toned papers from the mess on my desk and cut out the arrows free hand.
The font is a new favourite of mine  Albemarle Swash.
 
 
 
 

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

~ Albert Einstein
 
 
 


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Photo Challenge In a Day

So I decided to spend my time while the kiddies were in their
yoga class being a bit more creative.
 
I found a July Photo a day challenge and decided to try to
find as many as I could in the 1 hour I had.
 
It started a bit slowly as the line-up at starbucks was long, so by the time I got back I only
had about 30 min. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And the best thing is the font :)
Albemarle Swash
Might just be my new favourite :)
 
 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wicked Game



Love this cover/mash up of Wicked Game by Carolina Wallace. 





Although nothing beats the original.




Sunday, July 27, 2014

Christmas in July

Another day another layout, yeah!
 
This one was also inspired by a challenge at Disneyscrappers. 
The challenge was to use red, green and gold on an christmas in the parks layout.
 
So this is my take on it.
The decorations in Carsland at Christmas as extra magical as they are themed perfectly for cars.
There are tire christmas trees, hubcap decorations and of course a santa hat for Mater. 
 
 
 
Supplies :  pp fancy pants, miscellaneous stamps and gold paper.
 
 
To cotinue the magical theme, I am happy to welcome to new babies into our extended family
Baby Daiya and Baby Aria.
 
 
Welcome!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Animal Kingdom



Look at that, another layout!
This time it was based on a sketch at Disney Scrappers.
 
The July sketch was the inspiration however once I printed out the pics
I realized the pics were too big to fit into the sketch as it was. 
So anyway, here is the finished layout.




The title is a pic from the entrance gate. 
 I love how the tags made it easy to include lots of pics on one page. 
 
 
and lets end off with a  lovely quote by Winnie the Pooh, it reminds me of summer...
 
"Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."
 
Winnie the Pooh
 
 


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hello?


Hello
Its been over 2 years since I've created a layout. 
I think its time I be more creative again, I feel better when I am creative.
(I know I said the exact same thing last year..but this time I actually have done something about it :))


DD#2 also wants her own room and we are thinking of giving her my craft room and moving the craft room into the spare bedroom. So I spent a bit of time in my craft room looking around, and there has been no clean-up or organizing, but there has been a bit of creating.

I started taking pictures again.
I played around in photoshop and OMG how quickly we forget even the simplest of things.


And thanks to Sue and her Exhaust your Excess challenge
I created a page!




Supplies: cardstock, stickers echo park, tabs Studio Oh
everything else I have no idea :)

The challenge was to use cardstock only and use five different techniques with the cardstock.  I think I only managed 4 techniques (emboss,ink,punch,computer print) but I'm happy I completed it :)


The next one shows dd #1 fractured thumb x-rays.  Its simple but its nice to have the pics and stories captured.



supplies :  pp Bo Bunny, stickers echo park






Heres to another creative day.