Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yeah Me!

I have some super exciting news to share with you all. Yesterday I received my issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine featuring two of my layouts in it! This is my first time being published and I can now cross one thing off my Bucket List lol. I submitted several layouts for their last call and the magazine chose three of my layouts! Two for their Fall issue and one for their website which is undergoing several new updates beginning this Fall as well. I love CSM and have a subscription and look forward to each issue. Above is a photo of me with Katharina Doyle, Co-founder of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine. My friend Izzy took this photo of us at Creative Expo last year. I only wish I could share my issue with my mom. She did know that I was going to be published though as I found out May 23rd and she was so very excited for me. Thank you mom for all your inspiration! I love you!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mission 24 and Summertime Scrappin...

For Mission 24 this week over at Mission to Create, the five concepts we were to use in our layout were, gingham patterned paper, the colour purple, make a banner, pop dot your photos and stitching. I used 4 of the 5 concepts in mine. I had to pull out some old photos of Emily to use though. She's almost 2 years old in these photos. I'm in the mood to scrap with bright and fun colours these days so I thought to myself, hey, there's no rules to having to stick to current photos! Even though I've probably scrapped these photos before in 2000, my style has totally changed and the new lines that keep coming out are just too irresistible to pass up! I love some of the "cutesy" die cuts that are available these days but for some reason always feel that a lot of the  Sassafras and October Afternoon lines are more suited for younger layouts. Guess this is another "box" I might have to break out of one of these days too! lol Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Echo Park & More Bo Bunny Yummies

I based this layout on another fabulous sketch of Kristine Davidson. I love her sketches and really enjoy having a "jumping off" point to motivate me to create. Kristine designed this sketch for a super yummy give-away over at Scrap-tures so check it out! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

More Yummy Bo Bunny

Ok, I'm loving this new line of Bo Bunny, Petal Pushers. The fun whimsical design just makes me smile :) You can find these yummy papers and embellies to play with over at Yolanda's little shoppe, Tiny Seed here.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Another Sketch from Creative Scrappers - #118

This is such a fun line to play with. I love the bright crochet flowers don't you? After having a great week in Alberta with my best bud Daph, I wanted to do a layout of the two of us. Here we are above. I based my layout on a great sketch over at Creative Scrappers. Be sure to check them out! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Spoiler Alert - Scrapaholic's Circle Journals...

If you're in the Scrapaholic's Circle Journal swap, you might want to skip this post if you want to keep it a surprise. Below are four more CJ layouts I've had the pleasure of working on. The first one is my uber talented friend Jo's CJ. Her topic is "Lies Your Mother Told You". I'm including a photo of the adorable sign in page she did of cute little aprons we got to decorate. Aren't they cute?!

This second CJ is for my friend Carrie. Her topic is "For the Record". This was a fun topic and I had to choose carefully which topics I would reveal about myself. Some you just would not want to know! lol

This third CJ is for my friend Diane. What a great theme this was too! I would love a CJ with all my friend's favourite restaurants. We were to include a menu of our favourite restaurant as well if we were able to. Hands down mine is the Sala Thai! I'm a big fan of Thai food. I can't take credit for all of this cute layout as Diane was a doll and had most of the pages already done for us. We were to just add a few embellishments and either a photo or some journalling.  Thanks Diane!

And lastly this fourth CJ layout is for my friend Karen's book. Her topic is all about what we collect. For years I've been collecting charms for my Pandora bracelet so I decided to do a layout of these.

I'm loving the Circle Journal rotation. There are 12 of us in this round so each CJ is challenging and fun to work on! I can't wait to see what everyone has done for mine! Thanks for stopping by!