Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Stampin Royalty Challenge #191

Welcome to Wednesday and another challenge from Stampin' Royalty.
This week our challenge is fairly simple.
The Shape of Things...
Circles, circles, and more circles.
I pulled out all my circle punches and went to work.  I've seen tons of pages and cards done with the Silhouette machine, and I was really tempted to dust mine off and get to work, but then I pulled out the punches and was really happy with what I came up with.  So I pulled out some of my new In colour Card Stock and mounted up those circles to make this card.
The background is Coastal Cabana.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso from the Kindness Matters stamp set.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Colour Q Challenge #204

Wow, 204 challenges.  It just hit me, how many challenges I have been a part of.  When I see combos like this week, I realize just how much I LOVE colour combo challenges.  Although these are all very  bright colours, I knew I wanted to scrap these photos from a recent Friday night in my local neighbourhood.  Although the colours don't match completely, I really think they compliment the bright colours of the clothing in the pictures.  I used to edit the photos to make them look like Instagram edited photos.   The title and the date were printed out from My Digital Studio and the long journaling is from a set of pocket pages from Me and My Big Ideas.
I live in the Community of North Vancouver, which is a suburb of the city of Vancouver.  In my neighbourhood, which is a small part of the district of North Vancouver, there are many neighbourhood events which are perfect for people with younger children.  Although Vancouver is one of the larger cities in Canada, and the city core is only a 10 minute drive away,  North Vancouver feels like a whole new world.  If you saw any photos of the Winter Olympics in 2010, then you'd realize how close the North Shore (north and west Vancouver) are from the city centre. 
The photos above are of my friend Kirsta, her daughter and my kids.  Every Friday night in the summer months there is live music.  People bring chairs, eat from the local eateries, and listen to the music for a few hours.  The children dance, and dance, and dance.  It's a ton of fun.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Colour Q Challenge #203

I couldn't believe it when I saw this week's colours.  The colours in these photos of my son were perfect for this challenge.  The bugs were part of a Shrinky Dink package from Little Yellow Bicycle.  I made a few of them, and shrunk them and really didn't like the way they shrunk, so these ones are not shrunk.  I just coloured them to match the challenge and then cut them out and attached them to white cardstock and cut them out again.  This way they show up nicely against the patterned background - like that little bumble bee.  The stamped sentiments are from Close to My Heart, and the title stickers are from Basic Grey.  The woodgrain stickers and the cute little bugs are from Little Yellow Bicycle and the rest is all Stampin' Up!  Don't forget to hop on over to the Colour Q and check out all the samples from the Design Team.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Happy 10th

Here's a quick card I whipped up for my brother's 10th anniversary party.
The paper is from American Crafts, the embellishment is from Basic Grey and everything else is from Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #189

This week we have a photo inspiration challenge for you.
I came up with the card above.

I drew the colours from the photos, especially the pillow in the lower right. 
I used my hexagon embossing folder and used a brayer to add on Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  I really wanted to get a clear white outline on those hexagons.  I created the flower with retired waffle paper and Daffodil Delight ink.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Colour Q Challenge #202

Well, I'm not a big fan of this colour combo this week at Colour Q.  But I do love a challenge.  I immediately decided to scrap these photos of my kids at Granville Island, because the waterslide is such a vibrant yellow.  I used the sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy this week as well.  BTW, I was pleasantly surprised when I stopped by and saw that they had chosen to spotlight my page from last week.  Thanks Ladies.
For this page I used a variety of kits from Pixels and Co.


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Time to Party

Here's a little card I whipped up using the paper from the SN@P simple stories and the Pocket Pages from Me and My Big Ideas.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

More Moxie Fab

Here's a cute little card I made using Photoshop and a printer.  It's for the Trendy Triangle Challenge for Moxie Fab World.   I also added it to the triangle challenge over at SWAT.   I made the background using a template for PSE.  I brought the cupcake image into My Digital Studio and added the candles and sentiment from the Stampin' Up! images in MDS.

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #188

Welcome to Wednesday and another challenge over at Stampin' Royalty.  This week the challenge is to use up your small scraps.  So I pulled out a tons of DSP and went to work scrapping this adorable photo of my nephew.  Don't forget to hop on over to Stampin' Royalty to join in the fun!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Colour Q Challenge #201

Wow, has it really been over 200 challenges for Colour Q?   Time sure flies.
This week I used the palette from Colour Q with the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy to scrap some recent photos of my daughter.  I also used the "This Year" kit from Pixels and Co.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Moxie Fab Triangle Challenge

I decided to enter the triangle challenge over at Moxie Fab World.
I also entered this into the triangle challenge over at SWAT.
I used the In Stitches template and scrapped some photos from my Nephew's birthday BBQ.
And the Feelin' Peppy Kit from Pixels and Co.
Here's the jpeg I created with PSE11.
I printed it out on photo paper. 

Then I pulled these elements into photoshop and printed them out as well.

Then I carefully cut them all out and popped them up to create a hybrid page.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Stampin Royalty Challenge #187

This week at Stampin Royalty we have a winter challenge for you.  Show us some projects for
Christmas in July