Monday, June 20, 2011

Crafty Paper Girl and SEM Rock!

I won the CUTE owl feltie from Crafty Paper Girl on the Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog hop!!! I am so excited! Check her out over at

or check out her Etsy shop (where I have purchased from in the past!) at

You won't be disappointed!!! Thanks Amanda!!! Now, if only the postal strike would end and she could mail it to me!!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 6.16 challenge

Here is my take on the sketch. TFL!

Scrapping Everyday Miracles June Challenge

Hi everyone! This challenge was just the thing for the photos that I took just outside of town the other night. The rays shooting up over the clouds just took our breath away. In fact Warren came rushing in the house and hollered "you've got to drive out of town and get a picture of the sunset!". So I pulled the two older kids out of bed and away we went! It was gorgeous - a real reminder of God's real presence in our everyday lives. We are so blessed to live on the prairies where the sunsets are so spectacular. We should never take them for granted!!! As for the scrapping twist, I misted this paper with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist 'Marshmallow' and some walnut ink antiquing solution. t's kind of hard to see it in the photos but I did it! I also used some stickers for the computer journaling part - the 'photos', 'day to remember' and 'date' stickers. Hope you like it! TFL!

Scrapping the Music Challenge

Hi there! While this is a great song - nothing in it really spoke to me on a deeper I just grabbed the phrase 'take a bath' out of it and did up these pics of S from the other night! TFL!!!

June Club Layouts...

Hi there! Here are the pics of the layouts that we worked on at club on Wednesday night. I was SO happy to see that people took the 'tree' layout and really made it their own! There was a lot of Free-stylin' going on!!

The second layout, using the Miracle paper pack was a bit more detailed. The cutting instructions are as follows: from the 1 extra sheet bamboo (2 sheets are going to be your background paper), cut 1 piece of 8x8 and 1 piece of 3 1/2 x 5. You will have 2 sheets of either garden green or crystal blue cardstock. Please plan your cuts before you do them or you might not have enough paper. You need 1 pice 8 1/4 x 8 1/4, 1 piece 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 and three piece that are 3 3/4 x 5 1/4. From one piece of patterend paper, cut 2 strips that are 4 x 12 each. Then cut various squares for the pinwheels. some size suggestions are 2 1/2 x 2 1/2, 2 x 2, or 1 1/2 x 1 1/2. You will cut on an angle 1/2 way into the centre of these sqares and then fold each alternating corner in to the centre and glue down with a glue dot. There is lots of extra patterned paper in this kit so don't worry about making a mistake on the pinwheels - you can always make new ones!

As for the title and the one accent flower on the journaling block, we stamped images with versamark, covered them with clear embossing powder, heated them and then inked a sponge and inked over the image. This is called resist embossing. I think that is all we did but if I think of something that we missed - I'll post it asap!
Thanks and I hope you enjoyed making these layouts! See you next month!!!