Monday, April 26, 2021

# 421 Inspired by a Book


Welcome to Monday and this week's fun new challenge!

Our challenge is INSPIRED BY A BOOK
It can be a title, a character, a theme, a book cover, whatever inspires you by a certain book.
Let's look at what the DT has created to help you along!

Helen - as soon as I saw this image, it reminded me of the book 'All Creatures Great and Small' by James Herriot.  It looks just like a scene from an old fashioned country show!

My slimline card is based on the book Alice's Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - GAIL

Julene has made a layout about her visit to Green Gables on Prince Edward Island.

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Monday, April 12, 2021

#420 Spring/Easter

 Good Morning everyone!

Here is the new challenge for your enjoyment!  Our theme is Spring/Easter  (now I know Easter is done, but if you still feel like making some projects that have that feel to them, go right ahead!)

Check out what the DT has made magic with for you this go round!


For this project, I decided to dip into my Easter picture archives and feature a pic of my girls visiting with the Easter Bunny.


Hamlet's 1st Elote
9 days after the 1st day of Spring
The sun rays in the first photo, the green, pink and yellow color combo + the flower and sun embellishments makes me think Spring!

12x12 Traditinal Paper layout


Can't wait to see how you celebrate spring with us!

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Monday, March 29, 2021

#419 Mood Board

 Hi Everyone.

We have a fun mood board challenge for you today.  If you aren't familiar with a mood board, all you have to do is look at the photos, find something that inspires you and use that to create your project.  It could be a color, a design or an icon or even a combination of things.  There is lots of fun things to see in this...bees, stars, balloons, books, hearts, flowers, script. 

Here is what the DT has created for you.

Helen - from the mood board I used the colours, balloons, hearts and script paper.  From my stash I used some paper, ribbon and card that I've had for a long time!

I was inspired by the colors of the board and the bee photo
12x12 Traditional Paper layout


I was inspired by the bee and the colours of the yellows and blues.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Double Trouble Collab Winner

 Hi Everyone!

Sorry a bit late in getting this out to you.

Congratulations to #29 Kards by Kristen who is our random winner!!!

Kristen please contact me at to claim your prize.  Please but Collab Winner in your subject line for me!

Again, thanks so much to everyone who played was so much fun to see your great creations!

Monday, March 15, 2021

#418 - Enamel Dots

Thank you so much everyone for playing along in our collab with Double Trouble and to the whole Double Trouble team for having us share their challenge!  I will post our highlights and winner later today.

On to this week's challenge!  ENAMEL DOTS!
We would like to see some enamel dots on your projects this week, and yes Nueovo Drops are fine as well...if you are anything like me you have a ton of them!  Don't forget that enamel dots can be in shapes as well and they are good too!


The DT has some great projects to get you started!


I love enamel dots!

I sprinkle them on just about every layout I create.
I even have a subscription to a monthly kit that includes a set of enamel shapes each month.

Here I used 3 sparkly emerald green enamel dots on my 6x8 Traditional Paper Layout documenting a moment of utter bliss for our pet mini-pig Hamlet; belly scratches!

For the challenge, I used Nuvo drops to create enamel dots to accent my florals on my memory spread. 


We look forward to seeing all your dotty projects this week!  Don't forget to link up below!  

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Monday, March 1, 2021

#417 A Double Trouble Collaboration

 Hey everyone! We are once again excited to be partnering with the Double Trouble Blog for this month's first challenge!

Our challenge on the UYS blog is to use a Tartan or Plaid/Checks on your project! 

 This is going to go so well with the Double Trouble blog!  They are all about the green and the tartans/plaids this challenge so once you enter ours, go over and enter theirs as well!  Click here to go there! :)

I am also going to offer a small prize to one lucky winner that plays along with  BOTH challenges!  Just comment below that you played in both and you will be entered into the draw. This draw is open internationally.  As I have a limited number of entries allowed for this inlinkz  you may only enter 1x for the challenge. 

Let's check ( :) ) out the DT projects for you this week!


Plaid paper goes well on a boy layout.

I decided to make something masculine using a piece of checked/tartan paper from Stampin' Up and my favourite birthday die from Uniko:

For my project, I featured a picture of my daughter & her friends wearing matching tartan plaid PJ bottoms during a sleepover.

**please note that if all the link ups are full (I  only have 100 total) please leave your link in the comments and you can qualify for the giveaway!***

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Monday, February 15, 2021

#416 It's My Favorite.....

 For this fun challenge we want to see what your favorite could be a favorite sketch, embellishment, tool, color etc....Let us know in your post which of your favorites you used.

Here are some favorites of the DT


I like using green on layouts,especially the soft mint and teal colours.

On this layout I used red flowers as contrast.

I love the colour BLUE. 

It's not secret that I love Disney and so scrapping Disney is my absolute favorite thing...and then throw in a little Star Wars and it is perfection! 


One of my favourite techniques, especially when using patterned papers, is outlining around the edges with black to make the pages pop! And of course, one of my favourite topics to scrap - my kids!

I've used my (current!) favourite stamp set, stamping which is my favourite card making technique, my favourite colour combination (red and brown) and my favourite colouring medium (Promarkers).

This spread is all of my favorites.  It's my favorite medium (planners), in my favorite color (pink) and has my favorite set of stickers on it (my custom sorority stickers).  I love this so much!


Our Mini-Pig Hamlet is one of my favorite subjects to scrap
6x8 Traditional Paper Layout

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Monday, February 1, 2021

Highlights #414

We were so happy to see so many of you find some old stuff in your stash to play along with us on this last challenge.  I bet it felt good to use up some stuff hanging around!

In no particular order, here are the top 3 random winners for this challenge as chosen by my son ...LOL

#13 Billie A

#27 Lisa Lynn

Congratulations Ladies! Don't forget to grab your badge from the sidebar.  Everyone make sure you check out the post for our new challenge here!

#415 Hearts

 Oh here we are into February now!  The month of love...**sigh**  

Our challenge for you is to create a project that has HEARTS into it. It could be the focal point or the embellishment but we should be able to distinctly see the hearts in your project.

Let's check out the DT projects for this fun challenge!


I made this wedding card, or it could be anniversary card by tracing around a heart template then overlaying them on the background.

My daughter took this picture of my dog sporting some cool heart shaped sunglasses over the summer.  I thought he would be the perfect subject matter for a heart themed challenge.

I have used up some heart patterned paper from Stampin' Up that has been in my stash for quite a while along with a new stamp set that I've been wanting to try out.  Rather than a traditional Valentine card, I've made a birthday card.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

#413 Highlights

 Thanks so much everyone for the great entries highlighting  your new product!  It was great to see what you had!  Here are our highlights in no particular order:

#23 Vicki

#46 Joyce

#53 Sidan

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Monday, January 18, 2021

#414 Out with the Old

Welcome everyone!  Last challenge we talked about the new.  Today we are working with the old!  Our challenge for you for the next two weeks is to create a project using your scraps or left over bits from previous projects...just look on your table and see what you have to work with, I'm sure there is a lot more than you think!

The DT has some amazing projects to get you started!


I used scraps of paper leftover from my last layout to make this border. 


I used some left over patterned paper to create the background for my card:

Heather R.

I have been working on a project that I started back in 1999 and been hoarding Christmas paper ever since...especially anything with Santa.  I had to tape together the scraps of my Santa paper to make a piece large enough to fit this 8x8 page.  I was able to get a couple more pages completed which you can view on my blog...


My project includes a 2020 Wood Veneer that I purchased at the beginning of 2020, and was intended for the first page in my Project Life Album, but had misplaced.
Instead I'm using it for the last page in my album.
6x12 Traditional Pocket Page 


I used some scraps from a baby layout to make a baby card.

It is no secret that I have a massive sticker stash, many of which contain only a few stickers left on a page.  I created next weeks spread with little bits from 5 sheets of stickers, including bits from 2 floral pages. You can see my empty sticker sheets. 

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

#411 & #412 Highlights

 Hey everyone! I'm a bit late with the highlights posts so please forgive me.  Thanks so much for all of you who play along with us each month.....some of you have been with us forever and others are new to us...we love you all and are so glad you are here.

Here are the highlights for the last 2 challenges in no particular order:

#411 Highlights:

#16 Epie

#412 Highlights (there were so many entries for this one, I decided to do 6!)

#34 Claudia

#58 IluvScrapping2

#1 Sidan

#8 Pinky

Please grab your badge from the sidebar.  Again, there were just so many fabulous projects for this challenge.  Thanks again all of you for playing along with us!