Sunday, June 7, 2015

Gonna Riiide the Dinotaur twain...


My baby is a big fan of Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train show. We recently got matching bedding with dinosaurs on it for the beds in #3's room. Every morning and afternoon, he yells "dinataur bed!"  And insists on climbing in. The best part is when he sings the Dinosaur Train Theme song with the words "dinataur bed, dinataur bed...gonna wide...the Dina-Taur bed!"

We were lucky to find a couple of dusty dead battery interactive toys last week at our local Toys r us (even if they were french only). 
He loved them, but kept pointing at The picture of the orange T. rex on the box. 
"Buddy mama! Look Buddy!".

I knew what I had to do.
So last night, hook in hand, I got to work.

I found a pattern in Etsy, but it wasn't quite right, and sadly didn't seem available for purchase. So I challenged myself to figure it out. 

I hope he likes him!

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.