Friday, August 23, 2013

Pink, Pink, Pink!

I have been creating like crazy again and I am loving every minute of it. My Mom's cousin had a little baby girl at the beginning of the year and I have been watching her adorable photos being uploaded on Facebook and we always talk about how adorable she is. My Grandma was in the store the other day and suggested that I create some layouts and then we can send them to her for her album. I am having so much fun with it so far!!

This is the first layout that I created! I used the Cut and Paste "Flair" line by My Minds Eye. The colour in the line worked awesome with her baby photos.

I used some clear buttons and put coloured paper behind it to customize them for the layout.

I used by water colours to do paint splats on my background..

I used my Silhouette machine to cut out some vellum hearts and then stitched down the center.

This is the second layout that I created of Grace. I used my Silhouette machine to cut out the heart portion of my background.

I used some of the enamel dots from the line to decorate parts of my layout.

I loaded my background into my Silhouette machine and cut out some important information about her birth and then put paper behind it so that it would stand out.

I used the dimensional stickers that came with the line. They are so adorable!

The next two layouts I created I used the My Mind Eye "Adorbs" line from Cut and Paste collection. 

I altered some of the dimensional stickers for this layout and they turned out great!

I added some washi tape to my page (one of my favourites)

This is the last layout I created of Grace lately. I used some paint on my ground to have some colours pop off of the background.

I used the new hexagon punch that just came into the store and my gosh are they nice!!

Last but not least I used the sticker sheet that comes with the line.

I have been having so much fun working with these adorable pictures of Grace! There will be more posted as I create them! Thanks Melissa for letting me scrapbook your little girl!:)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A New Beginning

It has been a while since I have posted anything personal on my blog so I thought it was time to sit down and fill everyone in. I have been living in our new house in Elora now for just over a month and I have to admit I love it here. I do really miss our old house sometimes but the experiences I have had here and the new things that are around us make up for some of the things that we left behind.  My mom and I have done alot of exploring since moved here in July.

About three times a week we try to get out on our bike to bike the trails just around the corner from our house. We have seen so many amazing things that we would have never seen at our old house in Waterloo.

The trails are between a bunch of farm land so we get to see lots of farm animals and all of the beautiful scenery to go along with it. At first on our bike rides I was so amazed that we could walk up to cows and sit on straw bails and do all of these cool things that we never got to experience in Waterloo.

One of my favourite things about living in Elora so far is how beautiful it is. Its so peaceful and it amazes me that all of this is just around the corner from where I live. When my mom and I go for our adventures we always talk about how much my Grandpa would have loved to experience this all with us.

He loved hiking so much so experiencing all of this without him was kind of hard at first but now it is a special time for my mom and I to think back about all of the things that my Grandpa really enjoyed doing.

We have had a bunch of close family and friends come out and experience some of these fun adventures with us and they always tell us we picked an awesome spot to live.

I have always been very close to my mom but since we have moved I have found I am even closer with her. We have alot more time to spend together and the time that we spend together now seems more valuable to me. I always told people my mom was my best friend but I honestly don't know what I would do without her.   We have so much fun when we are together. I am having a lot of fun exploring and decorating the new house with her as well.

Moving to Elora has been an eye opener for me. I have been learning a lot of different things about me and my family and meeting new people. I can't wait to see what other adventures are coming out way!

Stay tuned for the next update!:)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Use Paint

I had so much fun with last months crafty challenge I thought it would be fun to do August's as well! My challenge for you guys this time is to use paint! Christa introduced me to water paint at a crop and I have been hooked ever since. You can paint on your background, paint an embellishment, paint a project, etc.

This is the layout that I created based on the sketch. I used my water colours to create my background and it turned out awesome!

I also used my water colours to paint on my doily. It started out white and with just a little pop of colour completely changed the look of it!

I used some of Studio Calico's wood embellishments on my layout to finish it off. 

I also used one of my other favourite techniques on my layout which is journaling on my cameo! I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with for this months crafty challenge! Thanks for stopping by!