Thursday, June 30, 2011

First camp fire at home!!

We received a fire bowl for our birthday this year from my in-laws and got to use it tonight.  So relaxing and so much fun.  One last minute trip to the grocery store to get Marshmallows and the kids had a ball roasting them with the neighbors while the adults had a drink.  The weather event cooperated, no rain fell on our party and we even got to see several rainbows.  I have a feeling this birthday gift will be used a lot this summer. 

And it's with the smell of bug spray and smoke still clinging to me that I finished this layout.  I dedicate it to some dear friends who are in the process of moving even farther away!  Good luck!!  We miss you!

From LCTS using Basic Grey.  Teh butterfly is CTMH lucky chipboard.  The pearls and ribbon are also CTMH

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer vacation, week 1

We went last weekend for a long overdue visit to my in-laws in Caraquet.  Although the weather was cold and soggy, the girls still had fun playing with their cousins in Pepere's new huge garage renamed "the play area" for the weekend.  Even Pepere and Papa had fun playing with their remote control machines.  It was great to just relaxe for a weekend, disconnect and catch up on what's going on with friends and family.  We also had the chance to attend a launch party.  A very dear friend of ours and owner of the  Acadie-Broue microbrewery decided to launch his new beer in his hometown of Maisonnette.  If you're ever in the Moncton area, be sure to visit the Laundromat bar for your chance to taste it.  So in all, a great start to summer.  Now, what to do for the long weekend??  for sure, I must put some time aside to scrapbook! 

I did not get to do much scrapbooking but I did manage to find a couple hours last night while watching So you think you can dance Canada to complete this one :

I used Basic Grey paper, CTMH ribbon and cardstock.  The pink floweres were made with CTMH ric rac ribbon, and the White flower and scrunched ribbon border were made using ribbon and using the "ruched" technique.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Yay! summer vacation is here!

Well, it's here, Summer vacation.  My daughter brought home a very nice report card, and we are done with classes, including swim class and gymnastics for the summer.  We will be enjoying a nice deserved break. 
You would think that now that my daughter can sleep in later, since usually we have to pry her out of bed each morning to catch the bus, she would sleep in later.  In fact, she's up way before the alarm.  Why is that???  You think if I made her think we have an early appointment the next day she would sleep in longer....  I might just experiment with that idea, lol
Despite a busy week, I got to do a couple more LCOM layout challenges.  Here they are :

Day 10 - All tied up! - I had to Tie something up on my layout.  I had started this layout a long time ago, i added the ribbon, the stickers, the title and the pearls and bling

Day 12- Layer it up - The challenge was to layer paper, embellishments and journaling cards- I used EchoPark Summer Days kit

Day 15- Use only stuff from your stash- not allowed to open any new packages of anything.  This one was tough, I used paper that I had received with a Tinkerbell album I purchased 4 years ago.  I also used Creative Scrappers sketch #162

Day 6 - Create a layout using lyrics of a song - I was inspired by a song my Dad wrote to my and my sister a long time ago.  He now sings it to my girls.  I love the final product
Day 16- use only new stuff- I used Echo Park kit Playground along with a new package of CTMH red waxy flax

Well, off to watch Tangle with the girls who are still in their pajamas in the middle of the afternoon!  Gotta love summer vacation!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Solstice

Summer is here!!  And like a little friend told me last week, someone needs to fix the sun. lol.  It seems to be hiding.  I won't wish for warmer weather though.  I might just jinx us into a heat wave.  Don't get me wrong, I like summer, I just tend to like autumn and cooler weather better.

I complete a few more challenges this weekend from LCOM's 28 days of summer.  Here they are :

Challenge : create a layout of yourself using a black and white picture of yourself dating at least 15 years.

Challenge : Create a layout with the title 'Remember when', must have bling and an old embellishment from your scrap inventory - Here is the cover page for my Wedding scrapbook - took me almost 10 years to make, lol

LCOM layout of the month kit.  Star Wars Weekend at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Next challenges are to create a layout with a number in the title, a layout using lyrics from a song, and a layout using twine or ribbon to tie something up on the layout.  Should be fun, why don't you join us??

Friday, June 17, 2011

only 5 days of school left!!

Good morning!

For those that don't know me (and for those that do too i guess),  I'm somewhat of a procrastinator.  I always intend to make things in advance, but most of the time, I find myself doing the task the night before like creating kits for my workshops the night before.  Anyway, I wanted to create something for my daughter's school teachers.  I though I would do it over the weekend so she could give it to them the last week, like we usually do.  Then I find out that one of the teachers won't be there net week!  Yikes!!!  Thankfully, I found a card kit I had bought a while back, I made 12 cards (6 for each) and then created a little box to carry them in.  I really like how they turned out.  Hope they like them!

I completed another challenge this week.  The challenge was called Two by two.  We had to create a page using 2 pattern paper, 2 flowers, 2 blings, 2 journaling spots, 2 pictures and 2 of something else else.  Here is what I came up with.  

I'm also excited that one of my layouts was chosen layout of the day on the Lets Capture Our memories Forum! Here is the layout :

Now off to make father's day cards, a full 2 days in advance!!  lol

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Forum Challenge


I was recently introduced to LCOM by scapbooking friends.  I participated at a couple of their crops in the last couple months and I had a blast. I have now discovered their forum and I think what looks like a new addiction has started!  It all started when I posted my "Pret pour le d├ęcolage" layout on their gallery since I had purchased the paper kit from them.  On my birthday, Monday, my layout was selected Layout of the Day!  what a confidence booster!  I'll have to post more!  I also discored their "online Crop" tab in the forum with challenges.  I submitted my first one.  Hope I win!!!  :)  The challenge was to create a layout about a gift you received that you were excited about.  Here is my entry along with a couple Disney layout I completed:
Mon cadeau unique - What do you give a bilogist who's passion is insects for her birthday??  how about a suprise trip to Quebec to buy specimens to add to her collection.  -- I used CTMH Wings collection for this layout

Belle - Another layout I did from my Disney trip.  At the Princess dinner.
Remember this paper kit??  It's been retired for a couple years now, but matches perfectly with Micky Mouse!!

Thanks for viewing, got to go complete another challenge!!  :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011


I just realized that I am going to need a HUGE album to fit all the Disney layouts I want to make.  A friend was browsing through my Disney trip album so far and she said, Wow you're almost done!!  And I'm thinking "but I have so much more wonderful memories that I want to scrapbook!  I'm not close to done yet!"  I'm having a blast reliving the memories of our trip.   I attended an LCOM crop on the weekend and I got to complete loads of layouts.  The atmosphere was great and the creative vibes were flowing. I had purchased the CTMH Fanfare Workshop on the Go kit because I knew that Disney pictures would look good in them, but I was pleasantly surprised at how versatile this kit was.   Take a look!
The Electrical parade at Magic Kingdom -CTMH Fanfare paper, CTMH buttonsand a couple Disney stickers

Move it, Shake it, Celebrate it! parade at Magic Kingdom - CTMH Fanfare paper with a couple of Disney stickers and chipboard elements

Swimming at the hotel pool.  CTMH Fanfare paper and I added Echo Park Stickers

The hotel we stayed at - Staybridge Suites LBV- also CTMH fanfare paper  
Now back to work, I've got more memories to scrapbook!!!  see you soon!