Friday, 9 December 2016

Little Moment-My Creative Scrapbook LE Kit October

My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club always has the most amazing Limited Edition kits. I have been a member since 2007 and I have loved every single kit I have received!! October's kit featured the new papers from 49 & Market Botanical Heirloom.
 These papers were the perfect match for this photo of my granddaughter Isla when she was just little blowing bubbles on her great grandmother's deck.
 I used a stencil and did some masking around the page using Shimmerz Paints DazzelerZ in Dreamsicle. I also did some heat embossing and stamping for added interest on the page. I used the adorable little chippies from Scrapiniec.

I love fussy cutting and had a riot with these papers!! The graphics on these papers are awesome!! 
I wanted to simulate the bubbles flowing off the page so I used a Prima mask and some snowflake paste to try and add some sparkle! Again a little chippie from Scrapiniec.
 The adorable flair is from Cuts2Luv! I have many more papers to use up and can't wait to dig back into them!! If you are looking for a great kit club I highly recommend My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club!!

That's a wrap for today! I hope to see you soon! 
All the best! :)

Gifts made with love-More Than Words Dec Challenge DT

This month at More Than Words we have a very special challenge that focuses on Tradition. It's the time of year when traditions come into play the most during the holidays. We were asked to scrap about a tradition we celebrated  in our homes. Mine is cookies!! 
Every year at Christmas time I spend a full week and I mean morning until well morning baking. Often times I would still be baking away at 3am!! I make cookie tins for all my family members and friends. Each tin has a variety of cookies, truffles and fudge in them all homemade! It's a lot of work but well worth the reactions I get when I hand them out!
 On our projects we were to include something homemade. I needed a pink poinsettia so I made one using the Tim Holtz poinsettia die. I also wanted to add some texture to the page in the form of snowflakes but I don't own a snowflake stencil so I made one! I simply die cut a bunch of snowflakes out and used the negative paper that was left over as my stencil. As Gabi says easy peasy!
 Up close look at my snowflakes.
 I used Kaisercrafts Silver Bells papers for this layout. I simply used the sticker sheet to make my title.
 Well that's it for now. I have a ton of things to do! I haven't even started my Christmas preparations. First i need to deep clean the house ugh :( Stay tuned for more to come!
Take care and All the best! :)

Friday, 2 December 2016

Honey Bunny

This month at 7 Dots Studios their Nov/Dec challenge is about moments. Although I may take thousands of photos of my grandchildren (literally) there are a handful that stand out in my mind as absolute favorites! This is one such photo. I call this the Marilyn Monroe moment for my granddaughter Lilly when she was just a tot!

 This is the challenge board this month at 7 Dots.

 Lilly will be ten in January and of all the photos I have taken of this sweetheart this is my favorite. She had just come off the slide in the park and when she saw me with my camera she stopped and smiled. A random moment in time that I will cherish forever. I am so grateful that I have these moments to remember. Children just grow so fast it's a blur, I try to make every moment with them count.
I love the new Cotton Candy line from 7 Dots Studio it's so much fun to play with! The colors are gorgeous and all the matching goodies (stamps, chippies, flairs) are awesome!! I had fun stamping and layering all the papers.
I used the star stencil from Cotton Candy and the stencil from the new Writers Block line. I kind of went a little nuts with masking and stamping! Couldn't help myself lol. This line definitely brings out the child in you.
I treated the chippies with some Nuvo Crystal Drops in teal. The flair was another perfect embellishment. Flowers are from Blue Fern studios and Prima. The octagon mask is also from the Cotton Candy line. 
I decided to treat myself to everything in this line and I am so glad I did. I can see myself using it time and again!! Love the funky stamps seen here! Thank-you 7 Dots for coming out with such an awesome line!! 
I treasure every moment I have with my grandchildren. This one was just one of those "perfect" ones! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you soon!!
All the best! :)