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Flutter Layout – You & Me

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I scrapbooked again, I scrapbooked again!! I took some time out of my busy schedule and I went in to my friend Renee’s two Saturdays ago and spent the day with her and our friend Tina scrapbooking in her living room. It was great fun. I managed to get three one page layouts done that day. This is one of them. I just LOVE the colours in this paper pack I used, Flutter by Fancy Pants Designs. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. I picked it up at My Stamping Studio in Windsor, Nova Scotia, a wonderful little paper craft shop if you ever get the chance to go.

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For inspiration, I totally used this (below) wonderful layout by my friend and fabulous scrapbooker Tracy McLennon. You can check out all her scrappy creations here. The blog post that features this layout and others can be found here: http://scrappychick101.blogspot.ca/2015/05/my-creative-scrapbook-may-reveal-day-2.html. Believe me you’ll be glad you looked her up. She’s amazing, and often a source of inspiration for me. Here’s her layout:

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In addition to the elements in the Flutter pack I bought, I used coordinating cardstock, a green doily from Michael’s (LOVE doilies right now), some enamel dots, some tickets (also LOVE them right now!!) , a strip of pink ribbon and some foam dots to pop up the title, all from my stash. Here’s how it looks:

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DSC_0708  I had fun scrapping these fun, bright summer pics from last summer. Maria and I were at Dollar Lake hanging out on a summer’s day with friends. What we do best!! Thanks for looking and have a great spring day!!DSC_0705 DSC_0704

 

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A Boy’s Adventure

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Today I’d like to share with you a double page, multi photo layout I did a few weeks ago at The Gadget Girls Crop. It features photos of my youngest son, Logan, and Cameron, the little boy I babysat full time for four years and love like one of my own. This particular day they were kayaking at the cottage and it was just such a beautiful, serene, wonderful sight to see, them enjoying the water together, laughing and exploring and having fun.

I used the paper collection called Strong from Authentique, from 2013. The colours were what drew me to this collection, I needed to tie into the orange and blue in the photographs, so this collection was perfect, as were the words in the package of embellishments and stickers.

Here’s what I came up with:

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 I also used some brads from my stash, coordinating cardstock, a scalloped circle punch, some buttons and a ribbon also from my stash, and brown ink. I particularly like the “tickets” that were part of the embellishment pack for this collection. Love, love, love them!

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Scrapbooking memories from the lake, where our family cottages, never loses it’s interest. I love doing them year after year. As the boys grow they start doing new things, so it’s always something new and interesting to scrap. Not to mention it usually has to do with nature and family, two things that in my books, go very well together.

Sole Sisters Race Weekend

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This past weekend I took part in the largest all women’s race in all of Canada, called Sole Sisters. It was their third annual race, which is a very successful fundraiser for an organization called Girls Gone Gazelle, a running initiative for girls ages 8-13 in Nova Scotia. It took place in Dartmouth, close to my home town. There were 3200 women all in their purple race t shirts, so it’s been said it was a “sea of purple” in Dartmouth that evening!! Here’s just a quick pic of a fraction of us at the starting line….

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It was only 5k so very doable for the average woman, such as myself. You could walk it or run it, or a combination thereof. The feeling at the race was one of acceptance, encouragement and empowerment, inclusiveness, health and wellness, and friendship and fun. There was no pressure, everyone could go at their own pace. It was a very fun and moving experience, first time I’ve ever competed or took part in such a thing. Life is so busy these days, women have a lot on their minds, everyone is struggling and under pressure to do everything “right” and juggle so many responsibilities, that it is so nice to leave all that behind and just accept each other without criticism or judgement, health wise or weight wise, or parenting, or relationship wise and just have some fun. Below, here I am with two of my very best friends before the race. I love these women dearly, they are both kind, loving mothers and friends, and great people who accept me for who I am (see note above about always trying to do everything right!! Ugh!!!). We have lots of fun together, have lots in common, our kids are great friends, and even get a little bit silly sometimes… 

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Here is our group photo prior to the race.

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What a great bunch of ladies all in all. So fun and lots of laughs.

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Above: Here we are after the race with our bling!

So before I depart for the day, and head out to the sunshine, I’ll share a quick simple layout I did at a crop a few weekends back, using Echo Park’s Summer Adventure pack. Living as near to the ocean as we do, as I’ve said before, there are so many wonderful opportunities to scrapbook using these nautical papers! I used the paper pack contents, a wooden anchor which I LOVE, brown ink, cardstock and few small pearls around my journaling box. Just a quick fun layout, simple and easy, but bright and colourful and cheery.

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Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Nautical Layout Reveal

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If you follow along on my blog regularly, you likely remember me posting about some new nautical papers I picked up earlier on in January, and how I was looking forward to doing something with them. Well, over the past  weekend at my spring crop with The Cutting Garden I completed a double page spread using some of those papers.

I used papers from The Anchored Collection by Authentique, navy and red cardstock, as well as a few buttons from my stash, ribbon from my stash, a heart punch, and twine from my friend Renee. All edges are inked in Pearlescent Chocolate as per usual. I am happy with the way this page turned out, truly nautical. I still have lots of seaside pictures left to do, and lots of nautical paper left too. But here’s a start! A few pictures of my family at the beach at the Sandy Point Lighthouse down at Grammie Higgens’ in Shelburne, a place we visit every summer.

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