Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Butchart - Sketchabilities


It's a new reveal today at Sketchabilities!! When I saw the flowers, I knew I was going to love this one, lol. I had a stash of Authentique and decided it would suit my photos of Butchart Gardens, I wanted something earthy yet girly, lol. So this is me, just hanging out in the gardens, sipping my coffee. It was a fabulous day and it's one of my favorites spots on the island to visit. I did some inking, some misting and for the third photo I took a little envelope and did some stamping and inking ( then covered most of it up). The hardest part was what to do with all those little flowers..I needed centers, lol. Ohhh yeahhh.... ummm I had some stickles that I have never used, lol. Perfect for the flowers. I just took my time with this one and played around. I really am happy how it turned out. I'm off and running so I hope to see you all over at Sketchabilities!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Supplies: Authentique Lively Collection/ "Vivacious", ""Flutter", "Bright" Patterned Papers, Prima Flowers, Bo Bunny Blush Daisy flowers, Glimmer Mist Coffee Shop & Partridge in a Pear Tree, Distress Ink: Victorian Velvet, Forest Moss, Walnut, Tea Dye, Prima Resist Canvas leaves, Melissa Frances Banker's Envelopes.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Let's Get Sketchy - ScrapLift Week - True Blue

 My scraplift of Bev!!!
Bev's Layout

Morning!!  It's MONDAY!! And that means a new fun challenge at Let's Get Sketchy. When we have a month like October that has Five Mondays, our fabulous coordinator Brenshevia has to come up with a fun challenge! Well today it is a scraplift challenge. How fun is that?? We were each assigned one of our fellow design team members to scraplift.  My scraplift buddy is Bev. She not only did a fabulous layout..but she also did the sketch for that week! It was so hard to pick just one of her layouts to do...she is so talented!

This layout is of my scrap buddy Gabriella. Wow..we have known each other since elementary school. We both moved, got married and lost contact for a long time. One day..I find out that she and her family live about a block from my house. We re-connected, I got her hooked on scrapping...and the rest is history. We text, we do coffee, we scrap, we SHOP, and this is where the photo was taken, a scrapbook store, lol. So this one is for you Gabe!! Love ya Girlfriend!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Supplies: Authentique Genuine Collection Patterned Paper: Natural,Dependable, Forever. Elements, Cardstock Stickers, Prima Resist Canvas flowers

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Memories Are Stitched With Love

 Today at Bo Bunny we are featuring "hand stitching" projects. I have never hand stitched on a layout before, I always use my sewing machine, so this was a learning experience for me. Once I got started I couldn't stop. I started with the banner, then stitched the photo frame. Hmm..maybe just a little more? Carried on with some stitching on the banners, then added some leaves to the flowers. I was out of control but having so much fun. Here are some close ups of my first stitching attempt!
 Trying a few different stitches
 I traced a stencil onto the paper, then used a push pin to make tiny holes. Way easier than trying to pierce the paper with a needle. 
Had some fun with some "x's" and a adding leaves to the flowers.
So much fun! I think I will be trying to perfect my stitches on a few more layouts!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Serenade, Pendant, Garden, Promenade,Stripe/Serenade
Cut Outs: Serenade
Stickers: Dimensional Stickers, Combo Stickers/Serenade
Chipboard: Layered Chipboard/ Serenade
Blossoms: Buttercup Daisy, Wildberry Zinnia

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

More She Art

Title: "Love This"

Hi Girls!! I'm sure you know by now, but I'm in LOVE with my "She Art" class. I'm learning so many new techniques and having SO much fun! I was pretty excited that I made my own clothes this time and even made a bird house. An artist I am not, but I'm learning. It's just so amazing what you can do with paint and bubble wrap, lol. I used some scraps from my Authentique collections and just sat back and got creative. That's what it's all about, no "rights" or "wrongs"...just plain FUN! Thanks so much everyone for your sweet comments and support in this journey I am on. I really appreciate it.



Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Playing with "She Art"


Title: "Love Your Life"

Morning Friends! I wanted to share my second "She Art" Girl I made with you. Gosh I LOVE doing this. The creative freedom I feel is incredible. These are projects that I'm doing "just for me". I'm loving playing with all these news mediums. Just last week I had no idea what a Pitt Pen was, or a Gelato. Those were foreign words to me. With a little (well a lot) of help from my very sweet friend Kelly, I now am learning about all these new wonderful things. I was up until 2am playing around with my rub-ons (yeah remember those) and my new paints and pens. Now... I have to find a place to put all these new projects!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Friday, October 19, 2012

Bo Bunny - I'm Thankful For Your Smile


Today at Bo Bunny our assignment is called "Field Trip Friday". It's all about stepping out of your box and either scrapping about something you don't normally do, or try something you don't normally do. I thought long and hard about this assignment. I came up with two things. I don't do alot of journaling on my layouts, so I made myself a promise to journal more. I do have to say, with my new printer it's easy (after a few hours of practice) to be able to journal right on my layouts. The other thing I don't normally do is use more than one photo, so for this layout I chose two of Ashley on our "Buck Lake Photo Shoot" day. I swear this girl should model!!! I had so much fun playing with the Apple Cider collection. I even fussy cut some of the pumpkins and apples and used some pop dots to lift them off my page. I love the rich wonderful fall colors, and Fall  is my favorite season, so I'm guessing your going to see alot of this line, lol.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Orchard, Bounty,Autumn, Pumpkin Patch, Journey/ Apple Cider
Cardstock: Double Dot Decaf Vintage
Stickers: Giving Thanks Cardstock Stickers
Noteworthy: Apple Cider
Chipboard: Apple Cider Layered Chipboard Stickers
Flowers: Clover Dahlia, Buttercup Pansy, Harvest Orange Daisy


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My Very First She Art Girl

Title: "One Day At A Time"

Morning Everyone! I'm so excited to share my very first "She Art" Girl. After starting my mixed media class at my local scrapbook store, I of course jumped on Pinterest to search for Art Journals. I kept seeing these beautiful girls and I just had to find out HOW to make one! I came upon Christy Tomlinson's "She Art" class and signed up right away. This is what I made after following along with the tutorials. I was so scared to start, I'm not an artist. I can't draw to save my life, lol. This was soooo much fun! I loved painting, smearing, spraying, stamping, coloring and cutting! I can't wait to start the next tutorial to see what I'm going to learn next!!! Have a great scrappy day my friends!


Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Monday, October 15, 2012

A Time For Giving Thanks


Yeah for Mondays!! I say it all the time, but I love seeing what the girls at Let's Get Sketchy have done with the sketch. We've added a few new members to our team and they are rocking out these challenges! For this one I grabbed the new Bo Bunny Apple Cider Collection and those fun hay bale photos and got to work! I keep teasing Ashley I'm going to have a whole album of her soon, lol. Thank goodness she loves scrapbooking and her Mom would love to have some layouts of her. Be careful what you wish for..I'm wondering if she knows just how many layouts I can do, lol. I hope to see some of you at Let's Get Sketchy this week!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Harvest, Pumpkin Patch,Apple Cider, Stripe,Journey
Stickers: Giving Thanks
Flowers: Harvest Orange Zinnia
Brads: Apple Cider

The Golden Days of Fall - Sketchabilities


Morning Scrappy Peeps!! Today is another sketch reveal at Sketchabilities. I so look forward to working with Karan's sketches, she so fabulous!! I'm also just loving this new fall line from Bo Bunny. My favorite season is fall, so I can't wait to dig into those deep rich colours. One day at the cabin we decided to do a photo shoot. Ryan, Ashley and I went for a walk to the fields where there were these gigantic hay bales. The kids had so much fun climbing on them and hamming it up for the camera. Ryan has become quite the budding photographer, he took some amazing shots of Ashley that day. I've got them all saved to do a mini!! I hope you can pop by Sketchabilities and play along with us.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Supplies: Bo Bunny Apple Cider Collection; "Stripe","Afternoon", "Autumn", "Orchard", "Combo Stickers", "Cardstock Stickers", "Layered Chipboard", "Buttons", "Stamps", "Harvest Orange Daisy Flowers", Wilton Doilies, Ink's  & Mists

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Redo and Redecorate

I just had to share this story with you. Last night I was telling my husband and son that I need more scrappy space. My husband says "maybe you should just re-organize a bit" ( That's his way of saying your messy). My son says "why delay the inevitable?". He knows me well, lol. So we leave it at that and off I go for coffee with my sister. When I came home an hour and a half later..the whole house was re-organized! My scrap room was moved, I now have a piano room, and the boys still have their sectional and t.v. for Sunday football games. Win, win!! I really think they were trying to clean up and get rid of all the dog toys and crates (which are now in my new scrap room).  I got more space, but I got the puppies and all their toys too!!! So here are some before and after photos!!!

 This is the "Bonus Room" before. It's called a Bonus Room because it's a room over the garage. It was the boys "media room"
 Now it's my new scrappy room!
 Getting organized!
 See what I mean...the dogs couch, crates, toys and bones, lol
 The family room off the kitchen BEFORE! See the dog toys? lol
 The boys "new" media room ( How come they get the fireplace?)
 My scrap room while they were packing my "stuff" lol
My new piano reading room!

The boys are quite the decorators now aren't they? I'm so blessed that they support my scrapbook habit. They said they gave up their room because they are gone all day and I actually "live" in the house, since I'm home so much. I'm thankful, I'm blessed and I love my new space. Now... to fill up those empty spaces!!! Have a great weekend everyone, we are off to the cabin for one last "hurrah" before the snow flies! See you all on Monday!





Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Blog Hop Winner!


Ok...are you READY?  Drum roll please............
The winner of my prize pack is Michelle !!! Congrats Michelle. Please just send me your mailing info to scrappyhappymom@hotmail.com and I will have your prized mailed out to you. 
Thanks to everyone who played along. Hope you had fun on the HOP!


Michelle said...
Hi Lynn! Its me all the way from Nfld! Awesome job on the cards! happy world cardmaking day!Thanks for the chanc e at such a great prize! Hugs, Michelle
October 7, 2012 6:45 PM
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Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bo Bunny - Detour Mini Album

For the Bo Bunny Blog Hop...Please scroll down!


Morning Scrappy Friends! Today at Bo Bunny my Detour Mini Album is being featured!! I just love this little album. I think it's the first time I made an album before I had the pictures. The Detour Collection was just so much fun to work with. The mini album has pre-printed pages which takes the guess work out of what to choose for a background. Using the cutouts ,the chipboard pieces, stickers and the noteworthy cut outs made it a breeze. I even tried a new technique..Crackle Paint..oh yeah! I crackled the whole album. It gave it a real vintage feel. This album is a gift for my husband. He loves his "man album" and I just love that every time I pick up this album, I remember our trip to the island. It was the best vacation full of beautiful memories. So here it is.........


This is the cover!
Ohh, this is ME! Having a fabulous morning at Butchart Gardens.
Out whale watching we saw all these sea lions and walrus's. So cool to see them in the wild.
Just taking a break and enjoying the view.
We went to a wine festival and got to visit a few wineries. We spent the afternoon enjoying a bottle of white sitting under a huge tree! If only every afternoon could be like that one.
It was fun to see all the different grapes that they use to make wine.
My sweet hubby Clint who finally relented and let me snap his photo!
My favorite memory! Feeding the seal with the kids at the wharf. 
Zanatta Vineyard..We had a tour with the owner. Gosh there is alot that goes into making a bottle of wine.
We met and spent two beautiful nights with our new friend Maureen Washington, who is a Jazz Singer! She even sang me "Come Away"... 
Our last day just hanging out at the wharf waiting to catch our plane, hoping it was delayed, lol

Just a note that it's the last day to enter the Bo Bunny World Card Making Day Blog Hop! So many yummy prizes to be won!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Arrows, Destination,Boarding Pass, Dots,Detour, Recalculating,Icons/ Detour
Stickers: Detour Combo Stickers, Home Sweet Hotel Cardstock Stickers, Without A Map Cardstock Stickers
Noteworthy: Detour
Cut Outs: Detour Quotes
Chipboard: Detour layered Chipboard, Detour 12x12 Chipboard
Trinkets: Detour
Brads: Detour
Mini Album : Detour
Other Supplies: Magic Mesh, Distress Crackle Paint, CTMH Enjoy Life Stamps


Monday, October 8, 2012

Bo Bunny Blog Hop

For my new post, please scroll down! 






Welcome to the Bo Bunny World Card Day Blog Hop! You should have hopped over here from the oh so talented Sarah's blog,
 (If you get lost just hop on back to Bo Bunny for the complete list.)

Since it's World Card Making Day, I would like to share a few cards I've made using a few of the different collections from Bo Bunny. The first one is made with the Apple Cider collection, just perfect since our Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend. The next is one I made up using the Little Miss collection. I love the soft vintage colors, just a perfect card for a girlfriend I know loves Tea! The last one is from the Rejoice Collection, and wouldn't you know it..the collection has a card kit, so it was an easy one to do. ! I played with it a bit and added something extra. 








Now I know your looking for your letter...and mine is 

Remember, in order to play, just visit all the blogs, unscramble the word and head back over to Bo Bunny!


Your next stop on the hop is Carin, who is such a sweetie and an amazingly talented designer. Have fun on the HOP!


Now for a little something extra!!! This is a little something that I put together to say thank you to You!
It's the "Snowfall" collection from Bo Bunny! There is some yummy chipboard, stickers, patterned paper and a mini album! Everything you need to make a fun winter project (not that I want to think about winter yet). So all you have to do is become a follower of my blog, and leave me a comment telling me where you live! ( I love to meet scrappers from around the globe). You have until Oct 9th at 9 pm (MST) to enter! The winner will be announced on the Bo Bunny blog on Wednesday Oct 10th.  for the main prize and make sure to check back here to see if you have won the Snowfall mini prize pack!

Here is the list in case you've lost your way! 
4.  Tara Orr
10.  Romy Veul
(You will then unscramble the letters you've collected and head back to the Bo Bunny Blog, click on the 'Email' icon in the right column of the blog and send them the answer)

Supplies by Bo Bunny
Patterned Paper: Autumn, Stripe, Orchard/ Apple Cider
Flowers: Harvest Orange Bouquet, Natural Earth Zinnia/ Bo Bunny
Brads: Apple Cider
Stickers: Giving Thanks Cardstock Stickers
Chipboard: Apple Cider
Lace: Harvest Orange Lace


Two For Tea
Supplies by Bo Bunny
Patterned Paper: Jaquoya, Alice/ Little Miss
Flowers: Blush Dahlia
Stckers: Little Miss Combo Stickers
Lace: Blush Lace


Rejoice
Supplies by Bo Bunny
Rejoice Card Kit, Combo Stickers, Petals, Buttons






Thursday, October 4, 2012

Look What's Happening this Saturday!!

This Saturday is "World Card Making Day" and Bo Bunny is hosting a Blog Hop! It starts Saturday and you will have until Tuesday to hop along. There are some fun prizes and I'm going to have a little Bo Bunny prize pack for you to win too! Hope you can Hop Along with us!! Have a great day everyone!




Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Monday, October 1, 2012

Bo Bunny & Breast Cancer Awareness


Ok Girls..are you ready for this??? Bo Bunny is giving away a totally fabulous pink purse every Monday for the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness. All you have to do is head on over to our blog, leave a comment about how you stay aware, or how staying aware has helped a friend in the fight against breast cancer. I'm soooo in love with this!!! See you over at Bo Bunny.






Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Trick or Treat

Happy Fall!!! I can't believe it's October 1st already...where did summer go? I do love fall..the crisp mornings, the bright sun and the falling leaves. It's my favorite time of year! Our challenge this month at Unique Crafters is Halloween!!! I just know you girls have some Halloween papers hanging around your studios, lol. A card, a layout, a home decor project..anything you feel like creating! For this one I used some of my Authentique that I had bought and did a card! I'm trying to build my card 'stash'. Hope to see you there!
Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Isla Quinn - Let's Get Sketchy


I LOVE Mondays! It's time to see what our girls at Let's Get Sketchy have created with the new sketch. I love all the different styles and the way everyone interprets a sketch. For this one I chose to scrap the Thank You card my niece gave me. It had such an adorable photo of Isla, and all the info about her birth! The layout started off just fine. Then I had one of those "it needs something more" moments..hmmm...So I got out the punches and got to work. Well..let's just say the corners didn't quite work out, lol..Hence the tearing and the bows at the top and bottom. I should have just told you all I meant to do it, lol. I think in the end it still looks quite pretty..and Isla steals the whole layout anyways, lol. I don't see much else besides that cute little girl. So I'm off to check out the other design team layouts...hope you can join me!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Supplies: Bo Bunny "Little Miss Collection", Lizzie, Brenna, Little Miss, Jaquoya.  Serenity "Love",Flowers: Bo Bunny Blossoms " Blush Daisy", Blush Zinnia, Plum Purple Daisy. Tim Holtz Distress Ink " Walnut", Bo Bunny Purple Lace

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