Thursday, March 28, 2013

Crop and Create challenges

I have a few more layouts to share with you, both inspired by Crop and Create challenges that were presented to us.  I love scrapbooking challenges.  They always inspire me and give me a starting point to create my project. 

The first challenge was to create something interactive.  I was amazed at the entries for this challenge.  They were all so different and some were so creative.  I had the perfect pictures to create my interactive layout.
I'm always amazed at how my girls are so very different from each other.  It became even more apparent at our dinner at Cinderella's castle.  One came in with her Princess Merida dress complete with tiara, the other in shorts, t-shirt and hoody getting the nickname 'princess Casual' from our waiter.  One ordered chicken and rice, the other one steak and fries.  The funniest example was one their 'decorate your own' ice cream were presented, one just dumped all the fudge, sprinkles, candies on top, while the other one carefully placed the decorations one by one.  I just had to take a picture!  Here is the finished product using some Crate Paper and sliding journaling tags. 

One other challenge was called 'Something old, new, borrowed and cool'.  We were also presented with a sketch to inspire up.  For my new, I used some my newly purchased Simple Stories 24\7 collection.  For my old, I used a buckle, and metal flower and a tab I had in the bottom of my embellishment box.  For the borrowed, I used some of Cecile Lavoie's ribbon.  She had losts to chose from :).  And finally for cool- I ruffled my ribbon under the title with glue dots, I framed the picture block with twine and added lots of pictures of us posing in front of the Art of Animation statues.  another layout to add to my Disney album.

I actually won a prize for this last layout!

I would like to thank again Crop and Create and Scrapbook and Cards Today for coming to Moncton and putting together such a wonderful event.  Can't wait for the next one!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Let's get inspired!

The perfect way to end an amazing weekend at Crop and Create was to take Kelly Goree's Let's get inspired class.  I love her and I love her style.  She is such a fun, sweet person.  I had the opportunity to have dinner with her just before the class and she is delightful, so nice and so easy to talk to.  I hope I get to see her and take some of her classes again.  We made 3 gorgeous layouts and like my other classes I took over the weekend, it was easy to just add the pictures and it was complete.

We used some gorgeous Basic Gray, Bo bunny and WR Memory Keepers to create this two page layout. The flowers were created using four scallop circles that we scrunched together and secured in the middle with a brad.  The colors were perfect to showcase my Animal Kingdom pictures.
For the second layout, we used WR Memory Keepers paper.  All I had to do to finish the layout was add this adorable picture of my daughters with Chip and Dale. 
Meeting the chipmunks was a highlight of my oldest daughter's trip. When she presented her autograph book to the chipmunks, they made a big fuss about how they loved the drawing she had made of them.  They not only autographed it, but Dale drew a curly haired representing her.  It was so cute! Here is the inside of her autograph book.

Here is my cover page for my Disney album.  The colors were perfect!  What more can I say, I love it!  This Fancy Pants collection just screams Disney.  

I still have more to show you!  Can you believe it?  It was a very productive weekend to say the least.
Tune in tomorrow! :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My Mind's Eye Pattern Play

Saturday morning at Crop and Create started out on the perfect note with my Pattern Play class.  What a great way to get motivated and start bright and early with an 8AM class.  This class was put together by Mind Mind's Eye' Sean Edgar.  Unfortunalty, he was unable to attend the event but we had an amazing stand in teacher in Vicki Boutin.  The class kit was overflowing with My Mind's Eye goodies.  I had so many embellishments left over, can't wait to us them on more layouts.

Don't you just love this sunny layout!  It was perfect for these pictures of my daughter envoying her two favorite rides at Disney : Test Track and Big Thunder Railroad.  She is a true adrenaline junkie, the faster it goes, the better she likes it... as long as it's not in the dark.

You are never too old for a Hug!  Here's me and my oldest daughter getting hugs from some of the Disney characters.
And here's the last layout we created in this class.  I am so lucky to have found these amazing ladies.  They are the best neighbors a girl could ask for. 
The best part of these layouts was that is was so easy to just add a picture or two and it was complete.  Thank you My Mind's Eye, Sean Edgar for putting together the class and Vicki Boutin for guiding us through it!  
Don't forget to tune in tomorrow for another reveal!  :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Moncton Crop and Create 2013

What an amazing time I just had at Crop and Create here in Moncton over the weekend!  A room full of ladies sharing the same passion for scrapbooking, a team of fantastic, fun and talented teachers, so much scrapbooking goodies, what more could we ask for?  It was just what I needed to get inspired and create, to get my mojo running again.

I was not only able to attend 3 wonderful classes, I came home with all the layouts completed with pictures and everything!  Want to see?

My first class was Friday night with Vicki Boutin.  I love her!  She's so fun and full of life. We made 2 double page layouts while learning new techniques.  We did paper fringing, masking and stamping using stamps and paper cups to make circles and paper piecing using products from My Mind's Eye, Webster's pages, Doodlebug Designs and Hero Arts.  I changed it up a bit from her original layout adding Thickers to make a title and using the other side of some of the paper she used.  It was so much fun and I got to start adding layouts to my Disney album! How exciting is that!

The first layout features pictures from one of my highlight of our Disney trip, our diner at the Be our Guest restaurant.  We were so overwhelmed by the decor that we actually forgot to take pictures!  Entering the ballroom, seeing the snow falling on the mountains in the huge windows, the music and the gorgeous chandeliers under the painted ceiling left us in awe.  The food was the best we had all week.  It is definitely on top of our list to do for our next Disney trip.
The next two features pictures from our our hotel.  Art of Animation Resort was simply perfect.  We loved all the the little details that made this resort magical.  We stayed in the Little Mermaid wing where everything is scaled to Sebastian's point of vu, so Ariel, is 3 stories high!  Our room was decorated in mermaid theme- see bottom carpet, Ariel's grotto shower, Octopus hooks for our jackets, shell shaped chairs and bed.  It's just too bad that the weather was too cold to take advantage of the pool.

Come by again tomorrow to show you what we made in my Pattern Play class.  Wednesday I'll show you my completed layouts from the Let's get Inspired class by Kelly Goree and Thursday I'll show you the other layouts I made using the challenges we were given.  It was truly an inspirational and very productive weekend! 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Disney withdrawals

We're back from our vacation at Disney and as expected we had a blast.  It was not as warm as we had hoped, and my park visiting was cut short by one day due to sickness, but in spite of that we had so much fun that we are already planing our next trip.  I loved staying on Disney property and the Art of Animation resort was simply amazing.  My photos have been sent to be developed, so expect to see some layout posted in this site next week.

In the meantime I have a couple layouts to show you.  The fist one was for my assignment with LCOM using sketch no 11.  The sketch was originally intended as a card sketch, but I made a 12X12 scrapbook layout with it.  I found this picture while cleaning my scrapdesk.  I have no idea what it was doing out since this picture is 9 years old.  It's of my oldest daughter's baptism and she's being held by her great-grandmother who passed away a few years later.  Kaisercraft and Webster's pages paper were used and I embelished with Thickers, and lots of Prima flowers.

The second layout features my youngest daughter having her hair cut.  She donated her ponytail to Beautiful Lengths, an organization that makes wigs for women suffering from cancer and other diseases.  It was her idea and I was so proud that she went through with it.  I find her so cute with her new hairstyle!  I used Bo Bunny's new Country Chic along with some Webster's pages adding some kaiserkraft and CTMh bling as well as Prima, CTMH and Recollection blooms

 So like I said, hopefully I'll have loads of layout to show you next week as I'll be attending Crop and Create in Moncton.  Can't wait, it's going to be so much fun!