Thursday, December 30, 2010

Creative Scrapper #133

Here is a layout of a snowboarding day we had at our beautiful mountain resort, Sun Peaks.  I am hoping to get a lot more boarding in during the new year.

I used Creative Scrapper Sketch #133 as inspiration.

These "Scary Cute" flowers are leftover from another layout and worked great for this one.
Here's the sketch I used.
Featured Materials:
Scary Cute - Flowers

Also, check out me winter blog candy here!

Hope everyone enjoys there new years festivities.  See you in 2011!!! 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tea Ceremony

After my husband and I got married my in laws wanted to have a traditional Chinese tea ceremony with a little twist.  Instead of me serving them tea to be welcomed into the family they served me.  My husbands mom also gave me a beautiful necklace that her mom had bought her when she got married.

I based this layout the the Creative Scrapper Sketch 134.  I loved creating the background from the patterned rectangle patterns.

Here is the sketch I used to inspire this layout.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Scrappiest Sketch Challenge

This layout was inspired by The Scrappiest Sketch 93.  The sketch uses three elements, however because my pictures were horizontal I thought it would look better with four.

The photos were from us sledding behind a truck after chopping our Christmas trees down...I know, I know...that is a lot of Canadian redneck fun!

I love the soft blue journal block with the bow.  It adds a little touch of Christmas.

Here is the sketch it was based on.

Featured Materials:
Scraping Supplies - Journal block

Use coupon coupon code THX2011 for a 15% off discount at this shop.

Also, check out me winter blog candy here!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Winter Blog Candy!!!!!!

Nothing says Christmas like candy!!!  Here is my latest blog candy...I'm giving a lucky someone a present to perk them up in the middle of the long post Christmas winter.  There are some great items to scrapbook all your winter fun with.  Here they are!

Here are some great winter themed stamps from the Etsy shop SheilaOx.

This snowflake collection is from Scraping Supplies.  See projects I've done with items from this shop here, here and here.

I love these handmade flowers from the Scary Cute shop!  See them used here and some more flowers are used here.

Finally a couple of titles as a little extra gift from me!

All these can be yours and there are two chances to win.
1) Be a follower and leave me a comment on this post.
2) Post about this candy for a second chance to win.  Be sure to leave me a SECOND comment with them URL if you do this.

You have until January 31st, 2011 to enter.

Also, many of these shops are offering discounts to my blog readers.  Check out my side bar or some of the posts I've linked to for details.

Good luck to you all.  Thanks for following and be sure to spread the word.

Monday, December 20, 2010

I Love These "Scraping Supplies"

Today I am featuring another awesome Etsy shop called...

It's run by a great lady named Lacey and is filled with tons of great items including, punches, stamps, and beautiful embellishment.  They're all great brands at great prices plus free shipping to the US and a $5 flat rate free for international shipping...really awesome right!!!  Check out the Scraping Supplies shop!

On top of all that she has two great deals going on...

TODAY ONLY get 20% to 25% off everything except handmade items (prices shown reflect discount).

For all my blog readers Lacey has also given a 15% discount.  Just use coupon code THX2011 in the coupon code field to receive your 15% discount.

Here are a few things I've made with items from the Scraping Supplies shop so far.  More to come soon!

Tree Hunt 
These photos are of us and another couple out in the bush hunting for our first Christmas tree!  So much fun...definitely a tradition we want to do every year.

This paper punch is from Scraping Supplies and has become my new favourite scrapbook tool.

Staff Christmas Party
This page is of my Christmas staff party this year.  I love my co-worker and had an awesome time cutting a rug with them. 
Again with that border punch...told you it was a favourite.

This Li-mo-vember party was held by a friend who owns a limo company.  He had us all picked up and brought to the fun moustache themed party to celebrate the end of "Movember".

I painted this chipboard with the Tim Holtz Crackle Paint I got from Scraping Supplies.  Love the effect!

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Little Too Much Fun

This layout is of a wild night out with some friends.  It's actually two pages but the other is a little less wholesome so it won't be posted on the blog...Definitely a good night with good friends.

The funny thing about being such a young scrapbooker is that when I go to crops most people are scrapbooking their kids or grand kids...I'm scrapbooking nights out at the bar...That being said I just spent my Friday night finishing a whole stack of layouts so I'm not really that wild.

Tomorrow is sledding and a Christmas party/cookie exchange...glad I have so many holiday events this year cause I'm making good use of my Christmas themed paper.

Have an awesome weekend and see you with more posts on Monday!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Our First Tree!

Since I just got married to my husband in August and we didn't live together before hand this is our first year decorating our own tree for Christmas.  We cut in down in the forest so its not quite perfect but that's party what we lave about it.

When I originally wrote this post I did not mention that I used the Creative Scrapper Sketch #132 because I thought I missed their deadline.  I just checked their blog and as it turns out I'm just losing my mind...there is still another 2 weeks to enter for this sketch!  Here it the sketch I used.  I stretched it out to make it a two pager.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Couple More Christmas Cards

Here are a couple more Christmas cards I made.  I am happy to say I think I'm done for the year.  It's a great feeling to accomplish things!

I used a boarder punch and stamp from  Scraping Supplies and some more of those stunning flowers from Scary CuteBoth these Esty shop are willing to reimburse 10% back to my blog readers.  For Scraping Supplies use the coupon code READ in the comment box; for Scary Cute just mention my blog in the comment box.

I love how these flowers make simple projects seem so much more special.  Also, this is the first border punch I've owned and I'm having so much fun playing with it and creating layers.

Featured Materials:
Scary Cute - Flowers
Scrapy Supplies - Angel Stamp, Border Punch

There will me more again tomorrow.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Oldies but Goodies

I can't believe I haven't posted in over a week!!!  On the bright side I got lots of scrapping in over the weekend so I should have a lot more posts this week including another sponsour feature, some fun Christmas layouts, and (depending on what comes in the mail) hopefully my next blog candy!!!

These layouts were made before I started my blog but for the sake of over compensating for last week's blog silence I thought I'd post them.

This Is Me

Hillside Winery

I promise there will be another post tomorrow.  Have a happy Monday!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tis the Season

Here are a couple more Christmas cards I've made recently.  It's nice that this is almost checked off my to do list for the up are tags!
I loved using this great border punch!

They are simple but look great and were quick and easy to make...which is ideal when you have to make a whole stack!

Featured Materials:
Scraping Supplies - Christmas Stamps & Border Punch

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

At The Beach

I know everyone is in the Christmas craft making zone but my head is still at the beach.  Here is another layout from Mexico.  It's a bunch of beach photos taken over the course of our honeymoon. I ordered that beachy woven background off esty and thought it was a great addition to the page.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Some "Scary Cute" Creations

Today I am featuring a great little Etsy shop called ...

It is run by Chelsey who has her Scary Cute blog here.

The shop is filled with all sorts of beautiful handmade flowers...they can be pins, clips, headbands, and even scrapbook pieces.  Click here to visit the scary cute shop!

Also, Chelsey has been generous enough to offer a 10% discount for all my blog followers.  All you have to do is mention my blog in the comment box during purchase and she will refund 10% back to you.  

Have fun shopping!...I definitely did!!!  Here are a couple things I made with her flowers.

Here is a page of my hubby and I about to drop backwards into the water for our first scuba much fun!

I love how these flowers accent the page.

This layout was inspired by Sketch #129 at the Creative Scrappers blog.

Christmas Card
Here is my first Christmas card of the season.  It's nice to know I've at least got a start on this since Christmas is right around the corner...also started my Christmas shopping today so things are getting done!

I really loved the deep red color of these flowers.  Perfect for the holiday season!
This card is designed for this weeks Bo Bunny card sketch challenge which is posted on the Bo Bunny blog.

So that is it for today.  I have already started on more so look out for the Christmas cards and Scary Cute creations coming.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Jump Into Fall

Here is another fun fall layout from my weekend trip to Victoria.  I love these photos we took.  Definitely the benefit of having a DSLR; my old point and shoot couldn't have captured this so perfectly.

While in Victoria we ran across a private little scrapbook shop where I bought these two Graphic 45 papers and a bunch more fun stuff you'll be seeing used soon.

I really love the painted chipboard leaf flourishes.

I've submitted this page for this week's challenge over at Let's Capture These Sketches.  Hope everyone enjoys their Friday.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Having Fun With Fall

I love this photo series my husband took of me in Victoria this weekend.  So often I'm the one behind the me vain but I really like being included in the pictures so I had a lot of fun taking and scrapping these pictures.

This pile of leaves was huge!  We also have some photos of us jumping into them which I'm excited to do a page for.

Also, I've entered this layout in Scrapbooking Competitions' November Sketch Challenge as well as listed it as one of my favourite layouts in Crop Suey's bonus challenge.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Two More From Mexico

Swimming with the Dolphins
Here is a new layout of our swimming with the dolphin pictures in Mexico.  I've been working on this layout for a while but finally got the stuff in to complete it.  I paid a lot of money for these photos so I'm glad I got a couple pages out of them.

 This is another page I did a while back.  I enjoyed it because I only printed 4x6 photos so it was super easy.  After a night out at the Coco Bongo and an all inclusive bar my hubby was finally in the mood to take statue pictures with me.  I'm really in love with the pictures.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jump! - A Sassy Lil' Sketch

This is the second submission I have for this month's Sassy Lil' Sketch.  I loved the design and think it could be used in so many different ways.

My photos are us jumping in the rain forest.  We were visiting Rio Secreto National Park in Mexico, on our way to explore their underground rivers.  I loved the photos and think this page sketch displays them perfectly.

I'm on my way to Victoria for the long weekend but will have more Mexico pages to post on Monday!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

O'Keefe Ranch

Here is a page of my husband and I visiting a heritage park called O'Keefe Ranch.  We had always talked about having a day trip there and finally went last fall when we were looking fo wedding venues...since I haven't had time to scrapbook in almost a year I'm finally getting around to making the page.

 Since it's a heritage park with a farm and an old mansion I had a ton of fun using a bunch a vintage pieces on this page.

I've entered this page in the challenge over at Let's Capture These Sketches.  Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!