Monday, April 30, 2012

Challenge #113 - Sketch

Back again for another week over at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog.

This week we were given yet another fantastic sketch by Colleen Spangler.  I love Colleen's sketches because they are so versatile.  I had no trouble taking this from a "card" sketch to a scrapbook sketch.

So.. here is what I came up with... 

These pictures take me so far back.  We had only had the boys a month and were out camping for the first time as a "family".  I was SHOCKED when they told me they had NEVER had a S'more!  Really?!  Seriously?!  I thought they were kidding at first - but they really had never had the honour of eating the most amazing camping treat!  The boys look so young - it is hard to believe that we are fast approaching five years together!

Products Used:
Patterned Paper, Title, Smores - Imaginisce - Happy Camper
Cardstock - Brown - Bazzill, Blue - American Crafts
Twine and Buttons - from my stash

I was going to cut my pictures into circles - but my circle cutters seem to have taken a walk and I just didn't have the patience to try and cut them on my Cricut - I think I need to find a tutorial on how to cut photos with the Cricut.

Head over to the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog and enter your creation for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Critter Sketch Challenge Blog - Challenge #111 - Fairies

Ok..  this week threw me..  over at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog for challenge #111 - we were given the theme of Fairies..  yes..  Fairies.  Well, if you follow my blog, you will know by now that first of all I'm more of a scrapbooker than a card maker, and second of all I have teenage boys.  So..  not a lot of use for fairies.  I tried... and tried.. even went to the local scrapbook store to find something.. but alas I came up empty handed. My sister said "hey.. isn't Tinkerbelle a fairy?" ..  yes she is - but we didn't see her in Disneyland... so I couldn't even scrap those pages.

So..  I've done something I never thought I would do.  I am reposting something from way back.  I have always loved this card - and it is still in my stash because I just haven't found the right person to give it to.  I figure one of the boys will eventually give it to a girlfriend! Tee hee!

Please forgive me... I will do my best to never, ever repeat again.  Sorry!

So.. while I was typing this up I thought.. heck.. since I am repeating..  I might as well share this..  I guess we did see Tinkerbelle..  but not until we got home.
This is one of my favourite layouts.. even though I didn't create it..  I am grateful that my boys have this layout in their books.  Michelle had created these pages for a swap - and then it turned out that we would be in Disneyland at the same time - so we met up had a quick visit and then headed off for fun.

Head on over to the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog - and show us your fairy creations!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Critter Challenge 109 - Stars

Welcome back to another week at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog.

This week we were asked to include Stars in our design.

So..  here is my hockey star... my oldest, Brayden - at a hockey tournament.

Product Used - All patterned paper and embellishments are from Bella Blvd's Making the Team Collection.
White and Black Cardstock - American Crafts

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