Saturday, October 30, 2010

Piles of Smiles

We had so much fun on Thanksgiving taking pictures outside at Mom's. The kids were goofing around the we got some great shots! When I found the challenge at paper variety I knew just the photo and paper I wanted to use. Fall is one of my favourite times of year and I love scrapbooking with the browns, yellows, oranges and reds. I've been trying to use my Slice more so I made the flowers using it. I also love to distress and scrunch things! And...just for my sister....can you find the mesh? lol.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Meadow

This is another photo from our trip to Waterton. When I found this meadow I jumped out of the suv and ran. I sang, danced and sat in the meadow. My darling husband saw this as a definite photo opportunity and grabbed the camera. It was a day I will always remember...a day in my meadow! I did this layout for a sketch challenge on my little sketch blook. Liz Qualman is such a talented artist and designer. I love her sketches! So thank you Liz!

This Old House

On one of our weekends at the cabin we took a drive so I could take pictures of old houses! I'm in love with old homes. These homes hold so much history. Who lived there? What was their life like? It's so fun to imagine what memories these homes hold. This layout was for a challenge on the scraproom blog.  We had to scraplift a layout from the gallery. I chose a beautiful layout by Jennifer Moore. So thank you Jennifer!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Guy

Now this is what I call a "double header". I found this sketch on creative scrappers which was created by the oh so talented Aphra Bolyer. Then I found an idea on scrap it with a song which asked you to use the song "My Guy". I thought....what a perfect opportunity to combine both ideas! So...this is my guy, and the song fits so perfectly. So thanks to both sites for keeping my creativity going!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hay Friends

This layout is for a sketch at Bobunny. I thought it was going to be an easy one when my sister called and said..."your gonna love the new sketch...it has alot of white space". I thought the sketch was amazing! I fiddled and fiddled for a few days with this...but I was finally happy with the end result. Bobunny is one of my favourite paper lines....so I did suggest to my sister that make a visit to the scrapbook store to pick up some more! I was excited to be able to use another photo of my new friends that I met on a drive in the country too. They came right to the fence ready to be fed and petted. I spent a few moments with them...but the memory will last a lifetime.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Beach Boy

This layout of Ryan being his silly self was for a challenge at sketchy thursdays for the November GDT Challenge. The challenge asked you to use something orange and something punched! Ohhh I'm starting to love working with bright colours so this was fun. Ryan is always giving me plenty to scrapbook because he loves being silly and just knows I see a "scrapbook moment" in the making.Wonder if he will play in the snow for some winter layouts? lol.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My day with horses

We were driving down the back roads at the cabin learning how to use our new camera. We spotted some horses hidden in the trees so we stopped. When we got out of the car they came up to the fence. They were so friendly and all they wanted was someone to feed and pet them. I felt so blessed to be able to spend a few moments with such beautiful animals. Thanks to the amazingly talented Karan Gerber at Sketchabilities, I had this beautiful sketch to work with. I will never forget my day with the horses.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hey Cupcake!

This was a really fun layout...I had my Basic Grey on my desk...I had a beautiful sketch from Sketchy Thursdays by my side....and a few minutes until I had to leave! This one is of my sister and I whose birthdays are three days apart so we always celebrate them together....she says we are "twins"...but we both know who is much much older, lol. Luv ya Sis ( cause I know your going to look at this).

Right Side Up & Upside Down

I was looking for another sketch challenge and I found such an awesome sketch at Pencil Lines that I couldn't wait to try. I had these photos of Ryan doing tricks on the sand at the lake and I grabbed some "max and whiskers" from Basic Grey and away I went. This was so much fun to do and really quick and easy. Hope everyone is having an awesome day!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Maybe Someday

We were walking down the Bow Trail on our weekend getaway when we came to a tunnel under the bridge. I thought the brick wall would make for some great photos. I wanted the layout to be simple and focus on the photo more than the elements. This was for a sketch at Creative Scrappers. I love doing their sketches, they are so easy to work with. This was a really reflective layout for me, and in some ways it was therapeutic. I can now see why people scrapbook the good and the tough times in life...as my sister told me....it's the journey. So I thank her for helping me on my journey...I love ya Sista! My journaling reads: It's been a tough journey these last six months of my life. I have learnt that I am a stronger woman than I thought I was. I'm yet to begin to understand why things happen the way they do, but I have to go on. One day I may look back and understand...but not today.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Boys will be Boys

This is a photo of Ryan on the motorbike and Chris on the quad down by the beach at our cabin. They are always goofing around and having fun. They are  brothers....and in just a few months it will be "official". Now Ryan has someone who knows what boys like...getting muddy, going fast, spinning doughnuts and blowing stuff out of a potato cannon! These are my boys...and I love them!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Paper Variety Week#4 Challenge

This photo had been sitting on my desk for a few days...then along came a challenge at The Paper Variety blog which asked you to scraplift one of the design teams layouts. When I saw Suzannes layout I knew that would fit my photo perfectly. I love using my mamarazzi line so it was an easy choice lol. So...thanks Suzanne for the inspiration! It's my very first submission to their site and I'm pretty excited to join the next challenge!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

ScrapRoom Challenge #40

Ryan and Shelby went to the park one night with the camera in hand to take some fall pictures. They took some awesome photos and I was pretty excited to start scrapping them. Of course I pulled out my favourite line of Basic Grey and got to work. I used a challenge on the Scrap Room blog which I loved. You had to use pot dots on your layout...so away I went. I think I used pop dots on everything, even the photos lol. Fall is my favourite time of year so I can't wait to start the next layout.

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