Monday, 11 January 2016

Thank You~

This will be my very last post here at www.ScrappyChick101.blogspot.ca and I thought I would use that last post to share some more very exciting news!

As some of you out there already know, I love to write and draw. This often plays a part in my papercrafting world. I fell in love with drawing and playing with my own writing from so early on I cannot even remember.
So when I was asked to be a Tombow Brand Ambassador, well I couldn't pass that up!
So in my future posts (on my new blog), you will be seeing a lot more in the writing and doodling department. So stay tuned for those tutorials, exploring new products and techniques! I am so excited to be able to share that part of me, with you.


With that said, I would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to all of you that follow religiously with what I'm doing in my crafty life, and to those that pop by from time to time.
It's every time you stop by the blog, every "Like", every "Tweet", every "Share" and every comment that keeps me doing what I love to do.
I love creating, I love sharing and I love teaching others to love this crazy crafty life. I would so LOVE for you to continue following and crafting along with me at my new bloggy home.


So PLEASE, find me there and follow!


As always, Thank You for stopping by!

Shine Bright & Gramercy Road~

Hey, thanks for stopping by!
Today I am sharing 2 layouts that I had created almost a couple of months ago.

The first layout features a photo from last year. Our amazingly talented Margaret and her tuba at her final band concert of the year at her junior high school.


This layout features a great collection of patterned papers and embellishments, the Shine Bright Collection from Kaisercraft.
Nothing shines brighter than a tuba in a photo :)




My second layout features a photo that makes me smile.
The memories of being together with family that I adore. We attended a wedding in my "summer home town" of Smiths Falls, Ontario. The photo is of my hubby Sean, beautiful Zoe and my fabulous cousin Teresa that I don't get to see often enough...but miss her great sense of humour!


This layout is created using patterned papers and embellishments from Gossamer Blue, the Gramercy Road collection.



Thank you so much for stopping by!
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Autumn Leaves~

Today I am doing a quick share of a layout that I created for a recent class here in Truro.
I created the layout using patterned paper and embellishments from the Reflections Fall collection from Echo Park.
I love the classic fall tones in this collection, making it easy to coordinate with so many of your autumn photos. I chose to work with this little cutie! Photos that were taken just this past Thanksgiving weekend.


I cut the leaves by hand from 2" strips of patterned papers.


By using pop dots on some of the leaves, it adds so much pretty dimension.


Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my Autumn Leaves layout.

My Creative Scrapbook: December Sketch Reveal~

Today is My Creative Scrapbook's December Sketch Reveal!
This is the layout that I created based on this month's sketch. I used December's Main kit.


Main Kit:
My Mind's Eye- Christmas on Market Street Vellum, Patterned Paper, Journal Cards, Cardstock Stickers and Mixed Bag
PhotoPlay- Dear Santa Patterned Paper
Echo Park- The Story of Christmas Patterned Paper
Carta Bella- Christmas Time Flair and Decorative Brads
Petaloo Velvet Poinsettias

 Ribbon

Here is the sketch that my layout was based on.



I used Ivory Burlap String from May Arts Ribbon to hang the tags to create a banner.


A throwback to Christmas 1984. My brother and I in front of the Christmas tree with our favourite toys. I spy my Care Bear and Tom has his Star Wars toy.


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you play along and get crafty with this great sketch too!


My Creative Scrapbook is now currently accepting new members!
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Sketch Contest Reminder:
The deadline for submitting your sketch contest layouts is the 14th of every month. Don't miss out on your chance to win the fabulous prize package. The details can be found on our sketch blog at:

We are now on Instagram!
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Sketches in Thyme December Reveal~

It is time for another Sketches in Thyme reveal!!
I have been so happy to be a part of the Sketches in Thyme Creative Team, however this is my last post with them.
So here is my layout created based on December's Week 3 sketch.


This layout is created using patterned paper and embellishments from Close To My Heart.
The large flower is by Prima.
Here is the sketch that I based my layout on.



I created this layout using photos that are special to me. My brother and I on his wedding day. On the other side a photo of the bride, Megan and I.



Thank you for stopping by, and be sure to stop by and follow along with more sketch inspiration at Sketches in Thyme.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

End of the Line Layouts~

This is a post simply dedicated to sharing some layouts.
When I have product left over, I will often create a layout kit or two to use up the rest of the goodies. So here are my most recent kits created, all of which have been sold and gone. But may inspire none the less!



Above, used a fun and bright Amy Tangerine collection and May Arts Ribbon.


Another fall themed layout featuring Simple Stories.



Bright and fun layout featuring the Imaginisce, Happy Traveler collection.


Sweet and pretty papers from Echo Park.




 A pretty winter layout featuring the Altitude collection from Bo Bunny.


Fun and funky Basic Grey.

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out this bulk layout share!

Monday, 14 December 2015

Craft Hack #374~

Tell me if you can relate?

I am in a Love/Hate relationship with my Glue Gun.
I use it in so much in my crafty life.

BUT....
I can't stand it when, you are in the middle of an ongoing project. Picking it up and setting it down over and over again. It gets tangled or just topples over. Sometimes onto another part of your project. 
Not acceptable!
Often with the small glue guns especially if the cord gets twisted it will fall over if not placed perfectly.

Well, I am here today to help you out!


I have been doing this for a while with all of my smaller glue guns. Here's what you need....your glue gun, and a large button. Yup, it's just that simple.


I big glob of hot glue on that big old button and stick it to that ALWAYS too narrow base. Voila, a much more stable glue gun, that will be much harder to tip over in the heat of crafting!


You're welcome!
Thanks for stopping by!

My Creative Scrapbook: December Reveal #3~


It's time to showcase my last 3 layouts I created using December's Creative kit.
This kit is a mix of really great classic Christmas patterned paper and embellishments.


Creative Kit:
PhotoPlay- Dear Santa Patterned Paper and Cardstock Stickers
Echo Park- The Story of Christmas Patterned Paper and Ephemera
Prima- A Victorian Christmas Poinsettias
My Mind's Eye- Cozy Christmas Flair and Glitter Letters
Ribbon


These Prima Poinsettias are stunning!


I saw this "Dear Santa" patterned paper and instantly knew I wanted to scrapbook this photo of our crazy pooch with Santa. I thought it would be cute and funny.


Santa had JUST given her a treat and she was chewing it as the photo was taken....making it look like she was smiling!


I mixed in a few great stickers that suited the layout.


This kit came with a fabulous selection of letter stickers, I thought I would mix them with my handwriting for a really fun look.


My third and final layout, I wanted to just be fun. Creating gifts using the different patterned paper.


The pretty ribbon, looks great on all of the little presents.




Thanks so much for stopping by!

My Creative Scrapbook is now currently accepting new members!
Subscription information can be found here:

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Sketch Contest Reminder:
The deadline for submitting your sketch contest layouts is the 14th of every month. Don't miss out on your chance to win the fabulous prize package. The details can be found on our sketch blog at:

We are now on Instagram!
@MyCreativeScrapbookOfficial

Monday, 7 December 2015

My Creative Scrapbook: December Reveal #2~

Today is my second reveal day with My Creative Scrapbook.
December's kits are all beautiful and Christmas themed. There is just something about Christmas patterned paper, I cannot resist!

These 2 layouts are both created with the December Main kit.


Main Kit:
My Mind's Eye- Christmas on Market Street Vellum, Patterned Paper, Journal Cards, Cardstock Stickers and Mixed Bag
PhotoPlay- Dear Santa Patterned Paper
Echo Park- The Story of Christmas Patterned Paper
Carta Bella- Christmas Time Flair and Decorative Brads
Petaloo Velvet Poinsettias
 Ribbon


I used 3 sizes of circle punches to create this layered look.
Then I mixed in the different die cuts and embellishments.



This second layout features all of the snowy patterned papers and embellishments for a more wintery layout.






My Creative Scrapbook is now currently accepting new members!
Subscription information can be found here:

We would love it if you would follow us on Facebook:

Sketch Contest Reminder:
The deadline for submitting your sketch contest layouts is the 14th of every month. Don't miss out on your chance to win the fabulous prize package. The details can be found on our sketch blog at:

We are now on Instagram!

@MyCreativeScrapbookOfficial