Sunday, February 8, 2015

What about January?

Well it seems I skipped right over posting January's challenge for Challenge YOUrself! Maybe not the best way to start a new year lol!

The January challenge is based on a concept developed by Ali Edwards, where you chose a single word to carry through with you in the coming year.

 Sounds easy enough? Yes and no. Choosing that single word to represent your goals and wishes for the entire year can be very hard. Although the challenge itself is now closed, it's not too late to choose your own word for the next 10 months.

Find out more, and see wsome great examples on the Challenge YOUrself blog here.

My page is here. I'm not going to go into detail about my word, as it means so many different things to me, on different levels.

I used the same paint application technique on this one, as I did on my February challenge. Fast and easy- you just apply a thin layer of paint to a piece of cellophane, and then lay the cellophane paint down on the paper and rub it. It's easy to see where the paint will go so you can control the exact placement. It looks wild and unplanned, but with this method, there are few unwanted surprises.

The hearts are made with pen and a heart template, and accented with dots made with a Viva Decor paper pen.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

A February Challenge

February is already here ( can you believe it?!) and with it comes a brand new challenge from Challenge YOUrself.

I have never been in, or scrapbooked so many photos of myself before joining the team! I realize more and more with every challenge that having my voice in journaling on pages about my kids is great, but passing down information about who I am is also important to them figuring out who they are, and where they come from.

This month's challenge is a beautiful colour challenge, with a journaling prompt. Click here to check it out !

Here is my unusually pink and flowery page for the challenge:

Cardstock: BazzillBasics Paper, Prism
Acrylic Paint: Montana Paint markers, Paper Artsy Chalk Acrylic
Flowers: Prima Marketing, American Crafts
Stamps: Blockwallah
Letters: American Crafts
Gold Spray: Heidi Swapp
melted Hama beads
shrink plastic bunny

Sunday, December 7, 2014

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas...

Today we went tree hunting at our local farm. Funny how we have made that place a regular stop for most of our holiday traditions. Summer berries on St. Jean Baptiste Holiday, Apples in the fall,  pumpkins for Halloween, and a tree for Christmas. We've certainly gotten our money's worth from the annual family passes.

This month at Scrap YOUrself challenge blog, we're all about those little family traditions we all hold so dear. Stop by and have a look at the beautiful creations from the design team.

We unwrap new jammies and stories Christmas Eve as do many families. Not only do the new pajamas make for nice Christmas photos that night and next morning, We love winding up the excitement of the night with some quiet time reading together before bed. I know that sooner than later, those little boys will be too big to fit on my lap, and The Gingerbread Pirates and other loved stories will be a faded memory.

Take the time to scrap your present or past Christmas traditions this month, and be sure to include yourself in the photos, so those memories can be passed on.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Affirmations- Challenge YOUrself #11 October challenge

This month, it's all about scrapping positive affirmations at Challenge YOUrself. The team has once again done a great job at providing a ton of inspiration. Head over to check out the pages. we'd love to have you join us, and link up your pages! This month's prize is a Swag Bag from from Paper Issues!

 It's been hectic around here lately to say the least. Always something new popping up to keep us on our toes. Despite the broken collarbone Parker suffered a few weeks ago, the black swollen eye that Ethan acquired just before school photos, the challenges of (not) potty training Rowan, who wants to figure it all out on his own with the bathroom door closed, and the sheer exhaustion and test of patience that only a very mobile,very curious and very tall toddler can bring ( did I mention he can reach more than halfway up the counter, and has a thing for coffee cups?).

The more crazy things get, the more I find myself being fully aware in the calm moments. Grabbing an extra hug and kiss from my ever growing 3 year old who is looking forward to being 16 so he can drive a red car with flames. Cherishing the rare quiet moments in the rocking chair when my 18 month old wakes me in the night.  I'm stopping to look at the colours of the leaves on the ground, cranking up the radio and enjoying a classical piece, or an alternative classic.

I'm finding the beauty in everyday.

Paper: Lawn Fawn ( Sweater Weather)
Montana Acrylic Markers
Letters: American Crafts, Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup
Embellishments: Studio Calico, Maya Road, Lawn Fawn, Blue Fern Studios

have a good one,