Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Handmade Dress #2

Here is the second dress that I recently finished. It is from the same pattern I used in the first dress I made. The only difference is that I added a Peter Pan collar using this tutorial. I also went down a size smaller and omitted the pockets.
The good part is that I didn't have to buy anything as all materials came from my stash.
I also added a "handmade" label just for fun.
More dresses coming up soon.

Until next time...

Sunday, 25 May 2014

may papertrey blog hop: aqua and melon

It's the time of the month again...  Papertrey Ink blog hop.  This month's challenge is a colour challenge using two of my favourites, aqua and melon.  Here is  the inspiration photo...

And here is my card...

It had been months since I bought the scribbled circles and this is the first time I am using it.  And now I remember why I love this set so much from the time I first saw it.  It is fun, playful and makes such a statement on cards.  

Aside from that, I also used Papertrey's Leave It Be set and the diagonals cover plate.  I did not yet put a sentiment.  Maybe I will leave it without a sentiment outside and just put one inside.

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!


Friday, 23 May 2014

Happy Birthday Irma!

We love you,

Aimee, Bebsy, and Virna

  1. Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one. ― C.S. Lewis

pwp #7: today was fabulous

So lately, we have been setting up our schedule based on my DD's extra curricular activities.  Saturdays are usually off limits because that is one of the days when she trains for gymnastics.  Little did I know that her gymnastics will also require us to be at competitions at 7 in the morning, lol.

Here is a layout I made of her first ODP (Ontario Development Program) competition.  It was a fantastic experience for our little gymnast and her eager parents.  Needless to say, lots of photos were taken and hence this layout....

I used Papertrey's Building Blocks set and Simple Stories' word stickers.

I am linking this to Leigh Penner's Pages with Papertrey challenge here which is to use a PTI sentiment on your layout.  Building Blocks is my current favourite sentiment set for both cards and layouts (so you will likely see it again here, lol).

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

easter layout

I am back for a quick post to share an Easter layout.  We went to the cottage for that long weekend with some friends.  One of the highlights of that trip was the photo shoot on Easter Sunday where the grown ups were faced with the challenge of getting our girls smile for the camera.  We had 2 babies with us less than one year old and you can imagine the effort it took us to have all 4 girls smiling at the same time.

For now, I will be sharing our family's photos from the shoot.

I used Papertrey's Garden Grace for the flowers at the corner and lots of Simple Stories square journal cards (love those!).  The "Say Cheese" sticker is a transparent sticker from Simple Stories as well.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, 10 May 2014

bring your own sunshine

Here is part 2 of my Spring Break layout.  Again, I followed my tried and tested formula of white background, grid style and some embellishments scattered here and there.

Here it is...

the layout is actually straight... it's my photography skills that's the problem, lol
I used Papertrey's Label Basics and Fabulous Frames stamp sets and Ali Edwards' Just Awesome and Fun Flair sets.  The journal cards are from Simple Stories and Project life. 

Happy Mother's Day in advance to all the moms out there.  We are out this weekend celebrating my day at my DD's favourite waterpark (she can make any day all about her but I don't really mind, lol). 

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, 8 May 2014

pwp #30: lakeridge

I  have a layout to share of how we spent part of our spring break last March.  It was all about skiing (and learning how to) this winter so a good portion of my DD's break was spent on our favourite ski resort at Lakeridge.  We tried two other resorts last season and Lakeridge was hands down our favourite as it was beginner and kid friendly.

Here it is... This layout pretty much represents my scrapbooking style-- white background, grid style and embellishment clusters. I made several layouts over the weekend and they all somehow have the same look and feel which I love.

I am loving Simple Stories' Charmed Life collection which I used on this layout.  I love its colours and it fits well with the colour scheme of the page. I also used Papertrey's Headline Alphabet dies and Calendar Basics stamp.

I am linking this to Leigh Penner's Pages with Papertrey challenge here which is to use a heart that is not pink or red on a layout.  The round "life is wonderful" embellishment is one of my favourites of the collection and I love that the heart was a non traditional blue colour.

Thanks for stopping by!



Monday, 5 May 2014

pwp #26: puppy love

I made another layout using Papertrey's Feb Monthly Moments journal cards.  This has one of my favourite colour combos so I will be using this lots.

Here it is... It is one of those everyday moments that I would like to make more of.

 Aside from the journal cards, I also used PTI's Headline and Modern Alphabet dies and Banner Builder die collection. The "Document This" banner sticker is from Simple Stories.

Close up of the journaling...

 Since I have 3 photos here and I also had 3 spots where I have hearts, I am linking this to Leigh Penner's Pages with Papertrey challenge here which is to use three of something on your layout.

Thanks for stopping by! 

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