Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Once Upon A... Sketch - June 15th challenge

I'm back again!

This time, I am playing along at Once Upon A ...Sketch for the first time. I am so glad I was able to find time to play. I loved this sketch and I knew right away I would used my recent university grad photos.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my layout:

Background paper Whisper White from Stampin' Up, patterned papers are all from Echo Park - For the Record and the embellishments are from Jolee's Boutique. I used my new banner punch from Stampin' Up to create the banner and strung Stampin' Up early expresso and white twine through the banner.

The journalling reads:
9 years of part-time course
Many essays and tests
A few very late nights
but I am a uWaterloo grad now!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Memories Manor...and Sketchy Thursday challenge

Hi there!

Just back from a wonderful weekend at Memories Manor with my sff's! As usual, we had an amazing time - wonderful hostesses, amazing food and an entire weekend to scrap, scrap, scrap. We had so much fun! Can't wait to do it again in November!

Here is a photo of my sff's in front of the manor.

And while I was there, I managed to complete a layout based on the 06.23 Sketchy Thursday's sketch.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my layout. I love how it turned out! I plan on making a second page to go with it.

The deets:

Paper: kraft paper, Bo bunny "Timeless" line, Bazill cardstock "red high heels", fancy pants designs "It's the little things" and Stampin' Up scraps.

Flowers: bazill basics flower with a prima flower layered on top, miscellaneous flower from my stash (cream flower) and a brown rik rak flower I made based on a tutorial list here on the Two Scrapbook Friends forum

The heart pin is jillibean soup; I can't remember what company made the red pin, but I bought it from my lss to use in my bouquet and the clear pin was also from my bouquet. The brads in the flowers are from Stampin' Up.

Friday, June 17, 2011


After 9 years of taking courses part-time, I am now a University of Waterloo graduate! I received my Bachelor of Arts degree at the Faculty of Arts convocation on June 16, 2011.

It still doesn't seem real!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sketchy Thursday's 6.9.11

I'm finally playing along again at Sketchy Thursday's after a 2 month hiatus. I've checked the sketch out every week, but hadn't been able to play along. It's good to be back and this week's sketch is awesome!

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take. As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew I was going to flip it, as I had these pictures in mind. I love, love, love these pics my sister snapped of my niece McKenna & I. We were hanging out on my mom's front step, having some serious girl talk. She is such a cutie!!

The deets:

Paper and Diecuts: Echo Park - "A walk in the park" (and one from "summertime"). I added pearls from Stampin' Up to the diecut butterfly.

Flowers: Pink ribbon baseflower using SU ribbon and a gluber (they're so cool!) with a flower from my stash topped with a SU button from the Brights collection.

Letters/Numbers: Merry Christmas alpha stickers from Echo Park

Pink border: Scallop border punch from SU

I also used my spellbinders die to cut the shape for the subtitle of the layout and a discontinued calendar set from SU to stamp the month of May.

Thanks for peekin'!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Little Red Wagon Challenge #84

This week's challenge at Little Red Wagon is to MIST IT!!

I have a handful of mists, but nothing that would match the colour scheme of this layout. So I improvised. I used a Stampin' Up ink refill mixed with a bit of water and glamour dust and then sprayed it on my layout. (And then I remembered I did have an olive glimmermist and used that to mist the q t letters). But I like how the makeshift mist turned out and will do this again for sure!

I used the April 2010 sketch from the forum at Two Scrapbook Friends.

Have a great day!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Playing along with Little Red Wagon

This week's challenge at Little Red Wagon - a sketch by Dee!

I used some kraft paper, echo park "walk in the park" paper and diecuts I've been hoarding, some new jillibean twine and a miscellaneous flower.

Thanks for peekin!