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There’s this Boy….



Good morning! I’m stopping by the blog today to share a layout I created on the weekend at the cottage. Life has gotten much busier for me over the past five months, since I started my new career as a Travel Agent, in addition to looking after children in my home full time, and being a fulltime Mom and wife to my own family. It has been great, but I’m finding it harder and harder to find time to do some of my leisure activities/hobbies, such as scrapbooking! So when we decided to head to the cottage for the weekend this past weekend, but Saturday’s forecast was saying rain, I thought, “Aha!” I’ll take my scrapbooking stuff and work on some pages!”. Which is what I did.

So here is one page that I did. I was anxious to work with this new paper pack I received in the mail, it was called Jack and Jill designed by Lori Whitlock for Echo Park, a fave of mine. This is the Jack collection, which as you would guess, is for boys. I just took a photo of Dylan that I liked and went with it. I love the orange and blue colour combo.

DSC_1065In addition to the papers and stickers in the Jack collection, I used a few enamel dots from my stash, a paper frame from Michael’s, some coordinating cardstock, buttons from my stash and foam dots to raise up the picture. Here’s a little closer look at some of the elements of the page.

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Logan – Indian Summer Layout


Sorry for the hiatus once again in my blogging, my travel business has taken over my life!! It’s a good thing though, busy busy. Havin’ lots of fun and making money doing it though, so that’s good.

Today I’m stopping by the blog with yet another layout using Indian Summer by We R Memory Keepers. This collection I actually ordered online from http://www.scrapbooks.com. It was from last Fall. This one showcases a picture of my son Logan! Indian Summer is one of my all time favourite paper lines I think I’ve ever used.

The layout of this page is completely and utterly copied and/or inspired by my friend, the fabulous Tracy McLennon. You can see all her beautiful, fabulous crafty work here www.scrappychick101.blogspot.ca. You should really check her out. Really.

Well here’s what I created:


I used items from the paper line, a beige doily that came from Michael’s, some enamel dots from my stash, cardstock, and some wooden stars and hearts, from my stash. Not sure who made them as they were out of their package. Love them though, very cute!

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Well thanks for looking! Hopefully after spending this coming weekend creating with some great ladies, Tracy included, at the Gadget Girls Spring Mega Crop in Truro I’ll have some great new layouts to share in the coming weeks! So stay tuned!!

Never too Late


This morning on the blog I thought I’d share a layout. My nephew Joshua is the star of this layout. I created this layout with the Times and Seasons pack from Echo Park. I liked the dark masculine colours for fall and for a boy. Here is what I came up with:


To complete this layout as you can see I also used some navy and cream cardstock, the wooden leaf which I love, from The Cutting Garden in Halifax, NS, enamel dots, some buttons from my stash, liquid pearls, and burlap pieces, a star and a heart. I love the sentiment on the journaling box too…..Never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream. It’s never too late to live your best life. Here’s a closer look:

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today, have a great day! Only ten day still Christmas!! Busy busy time in this household!

My Two Handsome Sons



Well, this morning I’m continuing with the theme of Fall layouts, as they are among my very most favorite to do. Although most of the leaves are gone from the trees here now, it still feels like fall….although winter is just around the corner. So to celebrate fall for just a few more days I’m sharing a picture of my boys that I took, scrapbooked in a beautiful paper collection from last year by Echo Park, called Reflections of Fall.

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In addition to the paper and embellishments provided by Echo Park I used some brown ink, some copper liquid pearls, a leaf from Michael’s, and a brad from Bo Bunny. That’s about it! I was inspired by a sketch from Sketchibilities, #126. Here it is here:

Well thanks for looking and have a great fall day!

A Boy’s Adventure



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:




 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.

So Very Thankful for You


On this beautiful fall afternoon I thought it only appropriate to share a fall layout. Fall pictures are my favorite to scrap. Fall layouts rock! I created this layout this past weekend at my crop. I used mostly elements of the Reflections of Fall collection released last year by Echo Park, designed by Lori Whitlock. The leaf paper is of unknown origin, I found it in my “fall” patterned paper folder, the white flower is from Micheal’s, and the off white cotton ribbon is just from my stash.  The autumn coloured rhinestones are from Bo Bunny. I also used coordinating cardstock, and all edges are inked in pearlescent chocolate. The inspiration for this layout came from my friend Tracy McLennon. Here is her layout that I roughly followed:


You can see more of her fabulous work here.

And here is my layout (my handsome son Logan is the subject!):




Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Gone Fishing



I was at a sale on the weekend where I picked up this older package of Echo Park paper. I was immediately drawn to it for it’s cheery nature, bright colours and bold patterns. It’s right up my alley. It just makes me smile. We do a lot of outdoorsy activities in this family and spend a great deal of time in the summer at our cottage and having campfires etc…..so I had a myriad of possibilities in my head as to what I would use it for. Yesterday afternoon I had a little bit of time so I sat down at my kitchen table and pulled together this layout of Logan fishing one afternoon. Everything I used was from the package except for some cardstock, a few enamel dots, and a couple cork and burlap pieces. Everything is inked in pearlescent chocolate as well. After I completed it I put it up on my everyday display in my dining room for all to see. It is fishing season after all! I love having something seasonal (and recent) up in my everyday display. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!