Wednesday, September 21, 2011

30 day Photo Challenge update

Here is my latest update with photos taken for the 30-day photo challenge:
Day 15 - my shoes (my favourite ones!)

Day 16 - What I Ate - Veggie Burger at Union Street Cafe (sorry, I guess I could have taken it before I started eating it! )
Day 17 - On the shelf

Day 18 - In my bag - scrapping' supplies of course!!

Day 19 - Where I slept
Still having lots of fun with this challenge, trying to think outside the box but not having much luck with that!!  Are you playing along?  Let me know so I can come check out your pictures!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Layout # 33 Multi-challenge!

I have not had a vehicle for the last two weeks, so have had lots of time to play in my scrapbook room.  I have also had lots of time to visit other blogs and have been keeping a list of some of the challenges posted on those blogs.  When I visited Scrap It With A Song's blog and the challenge was Coldplay's "Fix You", the lyrics inspired me to scrapbook this photo taken last summer of my brother and his daughter.  Then I visited Scrapbook & Cards' blog and Summer Fullerton has a colour challenge that fit perfectly with this photo as well!  (

Scrapbooker's Anonymous has a challenge to use anything that starts with "B" and one for using chipboard on your layout.

I've used a patterned cardstock base from Quick Quotes Paper - Khaki Collection and matted the photo with yellow, cream, and khaki.  The title is Basic Grey "Sweet" chipboard letters and the flowers are from Bazill bling and paper flower packs.  The "Love" bingo image is from Maya Road Mini Bingo Singelton Acrylic Stamp set and the Jewel flowers are also from Maya Road.   I used a brad in the center of the flowers and the ticket is from Tim Holtz's Ticket Tags.  Epoxy heart sticker is from the dollar store and the yarn was from my stash. 

I love the way this turned out....thanks to the challenges!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

30 day Photo Challenge

Today I have a few more photos to share, plus I will show you what I've been doing with all these photos!  Jim and I visited Gaspereau Winery (of course we had to sample and buy a couple of bottles for our wine rack!) 
Up Close - Grapes at Gaspereau Vineyards
Cape Blomidon (near Wolfville) is a beautiful spot.  
From a Distance - Cape Blomidon
My mother and I attended a Dahlia show - who knew there were so many varieties!!! They sold bunches of these beautiful blossoms after the show and I got the last bunch!
Flowers - Dahlia Show entries

When I started this challenge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do to "scrapbook" my photos.  A few years ago, I had read an article about using everyday items in scrapbooks.  One of the items featured was these:

So I've been "collecting" them ever since....I snagged a few when I was at the CTMH convention in Washington last year, a few from coffee shops in Fargo, ND, some in Winnipeg, MB, and a couple here in Nova Scotia.  Needless to say, I had quite a little stack building up, so I decided to make a mini-album with them.  First, I cut them all in to two pieces, then I sanded all the edges with my Distress-It-All (I just had to have one thanks to Tracy & Louise!) and then I misted every one with all my favourite colours!
Lots of fun, and these are the perfect size for each daily photo.  I still have some work to do, but you get the general idea!

Off to take a picture of "my shoes"!!  Thanks to everyone who have left comments - it's so nice to get feedback and kind words! Thank you!

Monday, September 12, 2011

30 day Photo Challenge & Layout # 32

Hope everyone had a great weekend, although yesterday was a day of reflection for most of us.  Most of us remember exactly where we were 10 years ago yesterday and the events of that day will be etched on our hearts forever.
I spent part of the weekend re-organizing my paper stash in my craft room. I had put stuff in drawers and boxes for the move and hadn't had a chance to go through everything. I couldn't find things and was getting frustrated. Why is it that we spend so much time organizing and so little time creating sometimes? It's all good now - and one of my pictures today will prove it!

Faceless Self Portrait
OK, so the self portrait is a cheater - I didn't take this, my husband did, but I like this picture and wanted to use it. 
Something I Made

Something Fun - In My Scrappin' Room!!!!
 I have also been trying to be more organized about some of the challenges that are out there.  I follow lots of blogs and see so many different ones and think "I can do that!" and then go on to the next blog....then later in the week, I can't remember where I saw the challenge I wanted to do! UGHHH!  So now, as I see them I am copying & pasting the details into a Word document titled Sept. Challenges so I can keep track of them all!  So far it's working...I've got one done.  This layout has lots of chipboard pieces on it which is the criteria for the challenge at Scrapbookers Anonymous, plus it is another towards my 2011 goal!  Don't you just love those little chipboad cars from Maya Road??  There is CTMH dimensional element chipboard from the Miracle kit on there as well, and chipboard pieces from Deja Views "Timeless" collection.  In total, 7 pieces of chipboard.

Friday, September 9, 2011

30 day Photo Challenge + Candy!

OK, so here are a few more for the photo challenge:
Childhood Memory - my Mom read to us from these books every night!

Something new!!

Something new too!!

 Now, the next category was technology and I have a little story about these pictures.  Don't get me wrong, I love technology, when it works!! Last night though, we had "issues" in our house!!  First we lost the Internet (although we supposedly still had an Internet connection!):
So my husband re-booted our router and it still was out.  After a few minutes, it just seemed to fix itself though.  With that little crisis over with, off to phone my Mom I went, only to discover that we now had no phone!!!

I had taken some photos of my son playing with his Playstation Move, but this was waaayy more entertaining!  (or frustrating in my case!!!)

And here's a little bonus for of my fellow CTMH sistahs is giving away some candy on her blog....go check it out!

Monday, September 5, 2011

30 day Photo Challenge Week 1 pics

Self Portrait
What I was wearing  

Favourite colour
Someone I love
I have a plan......

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Photo Challenge!

I'm a little late posting this, but I think it's still OK to play catch-up if you wanted to join in on this.  One of my scrappy friends, a very talented gal from MB has issued this challenge on her blog and I am playing along....wanna join us?  Leave Kim a comment to add your name to the list. 

I will post my photos along the way, and I think I have an idea how I want to put them together!  I may have trouble with day 3 though - there is not a cloud in the sky today!!!  Hmmmm

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Layouts 27-31 2011 Challenge - *Studio J*

I have had my Studio J membership for almost a year now and have really not had much time to play! I had to place at least one order before my membership ran out - RIGHT?! So these layouts were created over the past two evenings, spent about 1 or so each night and voila!, I have 5 beautiful layouts on their way to me as we speak! Each layout took me progressively less time to complete and it really is quite addictive. Now, don't go thinking that I am giving up the traditional scrapbooking 'cause that will never happen. But I do like to have the option of doing layouts like this when I am feeling behind in my scrapbooking, or for a gift. Christmas (I know, it's kinda early to be bringing up that!) is coming and if you have family far away, being able to post the JPegs on a blog or Facebook is a wonderful option too. Anyway, I had a great couple of evenings creating these pages....hope you like them!