Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Building Blocks

This layout was for June's layout tag over at Skrap 'n Chat.  There are so many of those little moments photos that I want to scrap and these were two of those photos.  A has been having lots of fun building with Legos so I wanted to snap some photos of that.  I decided that I'd like to try different stuff - especially that stitched border around the page.  Not sure if it's my favourite but I do like it for this page.

I used Heather Roselli's "Busy Little Boys" digi kit for this layout.

Since we'll be travelling in the next few days, you won't be getting many updates from here for a while.  But hopefully I can still manage to get some stuff done!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I'm so not a card maker but I've decided that I need to try.  I just don't find it natural and coming up with ideas for them is really tough.  However, I've had a few things where I needed cards so I decided to sit down and really focus.

This one is what D got for Father's Day.  Very simple but it works.  The stamped message and the rounded corners are what make this card for me.  And I painted the edge of the card and then inked the edge of the message mat.

Little A's birthday was yesterday so I needed to make a birthday card for him.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do for it, so I kept it simple with a strip and the border strips and a few buttons.  I used old letter stickers and painted them brown to go with the card.

For K's birthday card, I wasn't sure what to do so once again, I kept it simple.  I cut out the flower block from some patterned paper that I had in my stash and added a pink gem.  I put them on a couple strips and done!

And the best thing?  I used scraps for all of these cards.  Woo hoo!

My favourite card is this one that I did for our anniversary back in May.  I did do it on time but hadn't taken a picture of it!  lol  I really like how it all came together - the circular card, the colours, the flower, the stitching on the title mat, the little stamped birdie.

So, what I'm starting to realize is that for me to be able to do cards and actually semi-enjoy it, I need to keep it simple.  I can't overthink it and I just need to keep the fancy stuff to a minimum.  Maybe one day I can start doing fancier ones but at least I've come to terms with what my card style is and can work with it.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Daddy & Me

In celebration of our little boy's birthday today, I thought I'd post this layout that I did of Daddy and A on his first hike.  A very simple page but I didn't think it needed anything else.

Since this page was about Daddy and A, I got Daddy to do the journalling.  Not only is it in his handwriting, it's his feelings about their relationship.  I really think that we need to do this.  Get your significant other's or children's opinion or feelings on things and add them to your scrapbook pages once in a while.  and if you can get them to write the journalling, even better!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


There's a really cool children's museum in Santiago called the MIM (Museo Interactivo Mirador).  Most of it was for older kids but there was a whole area for the little ones and even the babies had a great time.    I used primary colours for the first time and I really like the look of it!  I wanted to go with the ring theme so I cut out the rings along the bottom as a border, the brads and the stitched circles on the red border.  I wasn't sure what to do with the trapped space below the title but my good friends at Club CK gave me the idea of journalling strips and I love it now!

I love foam adhesive - just adds the perfect dimension to embellies and alphas.

Another idea from friends at Club CK - putting a few brads along the edge of one of the rings.  Love it!

My favourite part of this layout is the stitched border.  It took me forever to do but I love the look of it!