Monday, July 16, 2018

Use your Stuff challenge # 321 - Birthday

Hey everyone! A fun challenge for you this week!  It's all about celebrating the birthdays!  Show us how you celebrate the big day!
(more pix on blog)
I went literally BIRTHday with this birth and baby record book in neutral bright colours
 as a gift for my nephew and niece-in-law who are expecting.
Used up lots of older but still cute baby stash!
I featured pictures of my nephew on his 4th birthday that was a "Paw Patrol" themed party.

I used a photo of my granddaughter Emma's 11th birthday.  She is turning 17 this November!!

I used pictures from Waylon's Birthday last year, his cake moment

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Highlights #320 ► Mood Board

Wow, so many beautiful entries this week!

I loved seeing your awesome creations, so hard to choose the prettiest, but here they are in alphabetical order:



Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Crafting ♥

Monday, July 9, 2018

Highlights for Challenge #319 - Monochromatic

Beautiful uses of colours in this week's challenge. You guys are making it so hard to pick just a few!
but here are a few in chronological order:

This gorgeous yellow sunburst and adorable image and sentiment
CC Elephant (1 of 1).jpg

For this beautiful one that says everything about friendship!

17 Denisescrappt (Ger)
With a LAYOUT!! so nice to see

Thanks again for all your lovely entries and please scroll down to check out this week's challenge.

#320 - Mood Board

Hi Peeps!

Majo here. 
It's my turn this week to challenge you to create anything you want, it just has to be based on this mood board:

You can choose the colours, the texture, the pictures, whatever is convenient for you.

I can hardly wait to see what you come up with!

A little inspiration for you are my Artist Trading Coins based on the colours of the board ....

Take a look at all the beautiful creations by my teamies ....

I was inspired by the colour scheme and the glass stones.

Amanda Crow

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Heather R

The colors from this week's mood board remind me of my daughter's school colors and so I was inspired to scrapbook a photo of her in her Colorguard jersey...


I was inspired by the colors and the cup of coffee in the bottom right corner.

For this challenge, I was inspired by the coffee cup and the color scheme.  Here is the planner spread I came up with based on the challenge.


I have done a pocket page spread for this moodboard to try and capture all the colours in the challenge. I will post a video up later this week for this spread, so keep an eye out on the facebook group or my channel. 

Happy Crafting ♥

Monday, July 2, 2018

Challenge #319 - Monochromatic

Welcome to a new challenge today!   This time around we're looking for monochromatic projects that Use Your Stuff!  This is a great challenge to use up different shades of a color that you have a lot of in your stash... or showcase a favourite colour, or whatever way you are inspired !

I chose royal blue with neutrals grey and black to frame this pic of 3 of the gk's,
and turned my photo to black and white to offset their different colour clothing.

I went with a color I don't normally work with - Pink.  I decided to use up the last little bits in my SCT Sampler pack from January!  Details are on my blog!

I chose the color PINK and used an older photo of my granddaughter, Emma celebrating her birthday in 2005.  It's hard to believe that she will be turning 17 this November.  I printed the photo in black and white because I thought a B&W pic would go with the monochromatic theme better.

I chose the color GREEN for this project to highlight the pictures of my dog playing with two frogs who took up temporary residence in my pool.

Mine is in the color Green too. Highlighting pictures of the new snow.

OK your turn, show us your monochrome creations!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Highlights for Challenge #318

Hello, hello! Happy Sunday to you! Thank you so much to those of you that played along with our mood board challenge last week! All of your projects were beautiful!

Here are the Top 3 - in no particular order:

Congratulations, everyone! Be sure to grab your "featured" button from the right sidebar!

Thanks again to everyone for playing along with our mood board challenge. We will be back tomorrow with a new challenge for you!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Challenge #318 - Mood Board

Hello, everyone! Lori here with this week's challenge. This week we have a fabulous mood board to inspire you:

There are so many things to take inspiration from - the colors, banners, triangles, stars, fruit, donuts, stripes, teacups, circles...the possibilities are endless!

Here is a look at what the design team has created:

I was inspired by the colors and the overall party feel of the mood board.


I was inspired by the first quote and the buttons!

The colours were the first thing that caught my eye with this moodboard, and those with some of the images made me immediately think of birthdays and all the bright, fun colours and patterns of a birthday celebration. Check out my scrappy blog for some more up close photos and details. 

The Impossible quote immediately made me think of my daughter when she was at the end of her 8th grade year and decided to try out for the high school colorguard/winterguard team.  I wasn't even sure she would make it through tryouts and now she is entering her senior year and this will be her 3rd year as a say I am immensely proud of her is an understatement...

I chose to use the colors as inspiration for my card.  

How will the mood board inspire you? We would love to see what you create!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Inspired by a Song Highlights

Judging by the sheer amount of entries into our Inspired by a Song  challenge,
 songs and music  are very inspirational and relatable to a lot of people!
Thanks so much for all your beautiful entries and for making it very very hard
to choose a just a few to highlight....
 But here they are in chronological order.

10. Dawn:  this adorable baby card  (inspired by Baby Giraffes by Baby Genius)

13. Jane Willis  the gorgeous simplicity of this, and iconic Beatles title

19. Manuela  cute animals, sentiment and lovely colours! (Inspired by Somewhere over the rainbow)

...and an extra shout-out to Hazel for all those gorgeous Christmas cards~ Christmas music is obviously a treasure trove of inspiration!

And don't forget to come back tomorrow and check out our brand new challenge.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Challenges #317: Inspired by a Song

Hi and thanks for joining us to check out and hopefully play along with our new challenge!  and it is.... Create a project that is inspired by a song title, line, or is the theme of the project (ie concert, etc)
Post your project with the linky below.
Perfect timing for me  as I have just been to see Journey and Def Leppard in concert.
Have loved them both for over 30 years! (yes showing my age haha!)

For this project, I was inspired by the Van Halen song, "Jump."  So I decided to feature a picture of my girls jumping into my pool at the start of their summer break when they were little.

For this challenge I used a song title from my all time favorite group, Fleetwood Mac.  My darling hubby and I have been married for 30 years as of June 11, 2018 and I will never stop loving him!


I would say probably 85% of my scrapbook layouts are inspired by a song! I am constantly using lyrics, titles, etc for my layouts! For this one of my pregnant with my first child in 2012 I used the lyrics "pretty smile" from Carrie Underwood's song Cry Pretty as my subtitle.

I created my title with a little help from Coldplay and their song Rainy Day.  

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Highlights #316 - Magical

Thank you to all of you who shared your magical inspired projects this week!

A couple of highlights to share....

Don't forget to grab your badge!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Challenge #316 - Magical

Hey guys!  Heather this week's challenge has a bit of a "magical"theme...and anyone who knows me, knows that means I am going to do a Disney layout!  Of course you can do anything you like...Harry Potter, wizards, unicorns, mermaids...whatever is magical to you!

I ended up doing some hidden journaling on my layout because I had a very specific story I wanted to tell and wanted to make sure I had enough room.  You can read more about that on my blog as well as find a little more "magical" inspiration ;)

For now here is my layout and some magical inspiration from the Design Team as well!

This is my favourite magical place - Disney World! 


Our first visit to Disney was definitely magical! These were two of the first things we saw.

I have created a card using a magical unicorn.

For this challenge, I created a 4 x 6 mixed media page for my art journal featuring a hand colored image of Princess Tiana with fairy wings.