Monday, 31 August 2015

Cousins layout

Happy Monday!
Are your kiddies (if you have any)  back in school yet??
My youngest one starts Kindergarten this afternoon, 
she is then off tomorrow, and then
full days the rest of the week. 
It is formatted like this to
slowly integrate the kids
into Kindergarten.
The class was divided into 2 groups--
April is in group B, so
it is the afternoon for her!

She is uber excited!!

I was able to get some crafting done this weekend!
Yay Me!
I had an old photo of myself with my cousins
that I had been wanting to scrapbook for
quite some time now.
I stayed with the muted 
tones of the photo onto my layout.
I used basic grey's Hey Girl and Hey Boy
papers for the the mat behind the photo.
The cardstock is from DCWV.
The enamel letters are something from my stash
from many, many moons ago.
Various die cuts from Teresa Collins, Crate paper.
Title letters are from
Amy Tangerine ('Cousins'), Jillibean Soup ('friends').
The chipboard ampersand is from Crate Paper.
Black arrow is from Heidi Swapp, 
yellow chipboard is from Crate paper.
The brads are from Basic Grey, Making Memories.

After I finished my layout, 
I realized it was eligible for a challenge!!

Thanks for joining me today!
Have a great day!
Be safe. Get crafty!
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Saturday, 29 August 2015

Daddy's Little Girl

Happy Saturday folks!!
What a week!
I don't know about you all, 
but this week has a been a headache, 
physically and emotionally.
Anyways, onwards, right!
This week sees a new challenge over on the
Hiding In My Craft Room!!

This week, HIMCR #214 - Freestyle!
And the sponsor:
 Sami Stamps!
  The giveaway is a $12 Gift Certificate to Sami Stamps!

I adore their stamps so much!

The Design Team were able to choose
an image, and I chose
this one:
Here is what I came up with:

I think that image worked with my pictures, and page.
I am slowly getting more and 
more confident in sharing my 
PL pages! :)

So, that is it for me for now!
We're getting ready to do some retail shopping
for my little sidekick!
She is starting Kindergarten on Monday.
So, today, shoes, water bottle, Thermos, 
and her request, glue dots.
Yeah, Glue Dots!!
She loves glue dots--
thankfully, he knows how to use 
them properly !! lol
(I am hoping to convince hubby to stop
in Home Sense and Winners--
check out for some crafty goodies!
After the week I have had--actually 2--
need a little pick me up!)

Until next time!

Be safe. get crafty!
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Saturday, 22 August 2015

Time to Party!

Happy Saturday!
What a week!

Today sees us with a new challenge over on  

HIMCR #213 - Any Holiday!

And the sponsor?
 Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

The giveaway is 3 digital images from
 Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps winner's choice!

The design team were given a choice of some images, 
and I work with such an adorable one,
that my sidekick (aka daughter!)
HAD to help me! lol

Papers are from October Afternoon Sidewalk collection.
That turtle was colored with Prismacolor pencils, 
with the assistance of my sidekick.
The balloons are die cut from a Cuttlebug die plate,
balloon papers are from stash.
The sentiments are from Simple Stories Birthday stickers.

Well, that is it for me for today!
We are leaving shortly for a road trip
to see my son who is in college.
So, until next time, my friends, 
Be safe! get crafty!
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Friday, 21 August 2015

Cards by April


Back again--this time with my sidekick!
She loves to craft!!
That makes me so happy--another
crafting person in the house !!
(Although I don't think my hubby will
appreciate it too much--more scrappy purchases)
But it's all good!
April is starting school in a few days, 
and, in my experience, with school, 
there are always birthdays and parties
and such.
So, I talked to April about this, 
and we (more like HER!) 
created some cards--
to be prepared, you know?
She loves to give cards!
 She used die cuts from Fancy Pants Desing 'True Friends' collection.
No joke, friends, she did this one herself!!!
I don't know about you, but I am
impressed, and quite proud of her!!
For this one, she looked for a jar die cut, which thankfully I had
received from my pocket page pal, and she chose a 'hello'
die cut from a swap I had participated a while back.
Flowers and puffy stickers are from stash.
She has a good eye! (I could be bias, though!) :D

This is one I whipped up together.
I used a coffee stain stencil, with
TH Distress inks.
The polka dot ribbon (adhesive) is from
a swap, and the coffee
cup is a die cut from my PP pal!
The stamped sentiment is from Prima.
She would like to enter these cards into a challenge:

Did you know??
Hiding In My Craft Room
is celebrating 6 years!!!

So, that is it for us!
Be safe. Get crafty!
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Foodie In Training

Happy Friday!!
How was your week??
My week could have been good, 
with missing my son, and darn techno
My son (one of them) has left for college on Saturday past, 
and to be honest, it has been a rough
transition for us all, especially his twin, 
who will also be leaving us for
another college in a bit.
Well, one way
to distract myself is to play
in my craft room.
I created some layouts.
I used a collection that I had
bought a few months back.
It's October Afternoon's Saturday Mornings.
I must say, I am a sucker for OA products.

Of course, my subject for my layout is one
of my darling children.
This one is of April, around 10 months ago.
I used bits and pieces from the line--whch I thought
worked wonderfully for my picture.
April helped me chose which to use--she's my sidekick, you know!

I am entering this layout into the following challenge:
Hiding In My Craft Room #212d-Die Cuts

Who by the way are celebrating their 6th Anniversary!!
And are having some fun over there with challenges !!
Check them out:

Well, that is it for me for now! 
Will be back soon!
Be safe. Get crafty!

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Saturday, 15 August 2015

HIMCR #212d -Die Cuts!

Welcome to the 
fourth and final challenge 
Hiding In My Craft Room's
6th Anniversary!!

The final challenge is:

HIMCR #212d - Use Die Cuts!

Use die cuts from a machine, 
dies, punches, cut outs.....
Get the picture? :)

There are 2 sponsors for this challenge:

Di's Digi Stamps 

Crafter's Companion

The giveaway from Crafter's Companion are these great die pictured!

Aren't those prizes awesome????
And here is what I came up with:
 I had received that monkey in a die swap I participated a while back.
isn't he the cutest??
I used papers from Basic Grey hey Boy! 
(perfect collection for my little monkey!)
and the die cut 'Hooray!' is from
Fancy Pants Designs 'True Friend'.

Super easy, Super Fun!
Remember, all
challenges featured today will
end next Saturday!
So link up, so we can see!
Have a great day!
Be safe! Get crafty!

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HIMCR #212c--Happy Birthday

Howdy do, folks!

We are on our third challenge of the day!
Our third challenge is

HIMCR #212c--Happy Birthday!! 

 Fitting, isn't it?? :)

Our sponsor is

Graciellie Design!
(have you seen some of her stuff?? wow) 

 The giveaway is a digital stamp set!!

The DT were given some
 images to use, and I
was so attracted to theses gorgeous doilies!
So, I chose them!

Then, I wasn't sure how I would use them!
Figures, right? :)

I wanted to keep it simple--
and I came up with this:
 I embellished the doilies with
some Stickles, after I
painfully fussy cut the doilies--ugh! :)
(it's for a good cause, right?)
So, that is my card! 
 Simple---well--not really--
once everything was ready, it was! 
Until next time--really soon!

Be safe! Get crafty!

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HIMCR #212b--Back to School

Hi again!
Our second challenge of the day 
to celebrate is
 HIMCR #212b - Back to School!
Our sponsor is the ever delightful 
Digital Delights!
The giveaway is a $10 gift certificate to Digital Delights!
There are some uber cute images there!

The DT were given some images to play with, 
and I choose a teacher's rule image.
 I made this pretty much for my daughter!
She loves to play school with her stuffies, 
(and me!)
So, when I saw this, I thought it would be cute
for her classroom!
I colored the image with TH Distress Inks, 
and backed it on 
MME Lost & Found paper (tan)
DCWV red cardstock, 
stickers trim are from Crate Paper, 
and Pink Paislee.
The 2 decorative  stickers were in
my stash from many a moons ago!

So, that is it for me for now!

Hope to see some creations from you--
Back to school!
Have a great day!
See you in a bit!

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HIMCR #212a--Let's Scrapbook!

Happy Saturday folks!
I hope you are all well!

It's a big celebration over here in blogland!

Hiding In My Craft Room is celebrating it's birthday!!
6 years!!


Now that is a reason to celebrate, right?
So, our awesome leader, Laurie, 
has organized some challenges to 
help celebrate!

Our first challenge is a scrapbook page!
 HIMCR #212a - Let's Scrapbook!!
And our sponsor is
 The giveaway is a Cricut Space Part Cartridge!

Easy peasy--scrapbooking a page is my love! :)
I had used DCWV Safari Chic papers, 
which went beautifully with our pictures
of our adventure at Parc Omega.

I also used the sketch from DCWV for the
monthly Stackaholic challenge!

I really like this stack--I actually found it at
a thrift store for a song!

A few sheets were missing, 
but everything else was still in tact!

So, that is it for me for now!

Be sure to check back often today!
Lots of fun to be had!
Be sure to play along,
we'll have loads of fun!

Be safe. Get crafty!

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Saturday, 8 August 2015

HIMCR #211 - Super Scraps Saturday with Birthdays!

Hello folks!
New Saturday, new challenge over on the 
And to be honest, this is one of my
favorite challenges!!
HIMCR #211 - Super Scraps Saturday
Use those scraps!
And the sponsor?
The ever so awesome leader of ours, 
Laurie from Hiding In My Craft Room!!

I made 2 cards with my scraps.
2 birthday cards for my sons, 
who turned 17 yesterday!!
Shut the front door!!!
It is kind of surreal for me. lol

Very simple, but effective!
I don't know about you all, but I struggle with 
making masculine cards. oye!

but challenge done!
That is it for me for now!
be sure to stop in next week!!
HUGE celebration going on!!

Until next time!
Be safe! Get crafty!

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Sunday, 2 August 2015

August Blog Hop GIU

Happy Sunday!
I hope you are enjoying this
glorious weekend!

A couple of weeks ago, Maria, from Unity, 
contacted me to find out if I was available to blog
hop with the other girls from May and June.


So, I sent my response, and shortly afterwards, 
I received my stamp to work with
for the scheduled hop.
As soon I saw the stamp, 
which I open at the mailbox 
(couldn't wait to get home!!)
ideas were swimming in my head!!
I received the beautiful
Grace Girl, created by Angie Blom.

 Grace Girl

Here is what I created:

I used papers from Simple Stories Harvest line, 
gold embossed paper from DCWV, 
my leaf punch from EK Success.
She is colored with a variety of watercolors
from Prima and Derwent.
She also has a bit of Stickles.

I really enjoyed coloring her!
So, don't forget to hop along, 
and leave comments on all the GIU girls blogs.
You just might be the lucky winner to
 receive a prize pack from Unity!!
Here is the list:

Tara Sell
Angela Walters
Sheena Brooks
Laura Turcotte
Brittany Morgan
Renee Moran
Jen Gerwig-Dively
Lucinde van Ballegooijen
Maria Levine

That is all for me for now!!
Have an amazing day!
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Saturday, 1 August 2015

HIMCR #210--Life is better with Friends

Happy Saturday!
August 1---already??

Time is sure flying by!
I sure wish it would slow down a bit!

Today is the start of a new challenge over on the

HIMCR #210 - Tempting Red Crumb Cake

A color challenge--woot!
And this week's sponsor is 
the ever adorable 

Giveaway is 2 images from 2Cute Ink!
The DT were given a choice of some uber
cute images---seriously cute!

Here is what I made, with 
the colors red, brown and turquoise
in mind.
I did not have Stampin' Up colors, 
so I improvised! :)
I used my trusty Prismacolors, 
and le voila!

I adore these images!!!
I used papers from Becky Higgins
Project Life Adventure 6x6 pad.
The sentiment sticker is from 
Fancy Pants Designs
True Friend collection, 
as is the button.
Very simple!

So, that is it for me for now.
Hope to see some creativity
from you all !!
Be safe. Get crafty!

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