>> Saturday, November 17, 2012

I have two cards to share with you today, both of which are made from the Nantucket line, by Paper Paislee, though they're such different cards you'd hardly know they came from the same paper pack! I have been enjoying this line so much, its incredibly versatile and so easy to match other products from my stash too.

Thanks for stopping by!


Rebecca : Scrappin Patch Pink Paislee

>> Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hello again! I am back with some more inspiration for you in this chilly October! Here in Canada we have just celebrated our thanksgiving and Autumn over. Winter is right around the corner! I cannot help but envy those of you in New Zealand, I understand the weather is getting colder for you, but warmer! I might just have to swing by there one of these winters to escape the snow and ice, and of course I would have to visit my favourite scrap booking store while I was at it! There are so many goodies there, I am not sure where I would start filling my basket, so its a good thing Adrienne gets to choose, and look at the gorgeous product she sent me to work with!

The papers are from the Pink Paislee Nantucket line, such a versatile line and perfect for my little project. I paired it with some goodies from my stash, but mostly embellishments that were included in my DT kit.

Hope this inspires you to create something beautiful! 



{Rebecca} DYSU : Warm Colours

>> Thursday, October 4, 2012

A few months back DYSU had a cool colours challenge, and now that fall is in full swing its time for a warm colours challenge! I built this card a little backwards, starting with the rooster and building the rest of the card around him.

Thanks for peeking in and don't forget to check out the rest of the design teams work, there is some wonderful inspiration up on the DYSU blog.


{Rebecca} The Good Old Days

>> Monday, October 1, 2012

Its the beginning of a new month and that means it time for a new challenge at Scrappin Patch. With the arrival of my little girl, I took quite a few weeks off from my regular duties on my DT commitments, but I'm right back into the swing of things with this fun sketch!

I took a few liberties (as always!) and created a fun layout using photos from a family trip we took last year.


{Rebecca} Catered Crop : Knot Now

>> Friday, September 21, 2012

Another few weeks have flown by and I honestly can't tell you if I'm thrilled, or disappointing the Sofia seems to be growing just as quickly as time keeps passing. I'm pretty sure that at this rate she will be walking by the time she's 9 months old as she has already mastered sleeping through the night, smiling, holding her head up, and just generally falling into a routine and she's not even 6 weeks old. However, I'm not going to complain about any of these things, even though it means she's quickly leaving the newborn stage behind, though it does mean she's already not the itty bitty baby she once was.

Oh the hardships of life :)

Of course, with the passage of time that means its time for for another Catered Crop challenge! I had a lot of fun with this one (I always do!) : Know Now.

My Minds Eye Honey Cake and Lime Twist Paper
Lilly Belle Paperie Ribbon

Be sure to hop over to the Catered Crop blog for full details on how to play along! You have until the 30th of September.

Challenges : 


{Rebecca} Catered Crop : In the Pink

>> Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The blog has been a little quite as of late, but for a very good reason. With a new baby girl to love, I've certainly spent a lot less time crafting and more time adjusting to our wonderful (albiet busy!) new life. I'm trying to get a little more consistent with some of my DT commitments especially, but its really hard when there's this cutey pie distracting me!

I did manage to create a card for this weeks Catered Crop Challenge : In the Pink, even with Miss Adorable looking on. When it comes to crafting, I'm not really a pink person, but with the fantastic kit that our sponsor, Lilly Belle's Paperie, it wasn't hard to create something for this challenge.

Shopping at Lilly Belle's Paperie and Textiles is like shopping in a up-town boutique, but with low-down prices. Laura Evangeline has curated some fabulous hard-to-find papers, textiles and embellishments in her Etsy shop and she's organized them all beautifully by color.  So, yes, you can pick up all the pink you need for our challenge right here. "Like" her on Facebook for updates and specials too.

One randomly chosen player will win a $25.00 gift certificate. And, everyone is a winner for this challenge.

Laura is offering you all a 15% discount in her shop, valid only until our challenge ends, September 15!

Head over to Catered Crop for all the details for this challenge and for more terrific inspiration from the rest of the design team!


{Rebecca} Catered Crop : No Stress to Distress & vintage freebie

>> Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I ran across this adorable vintage tag download a few months ago and knew I wanted to use it when the Quickfire Challenge at Catered Crop was announced. Feel free to download it to your computer and use it on your own project! Click the link for a higher resolution file. 

"No Stress to Distress" was a perfect excuse to pull out the inks and just generally have fun with tearing and ripping and all around making things look a little more grungy, great fun!

My Minds Eye Paper
Prima Paper
Recolelctions Paper
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Vintage rick-rack, ribbon, buttons, dictionary paper

I know you are going to love playing along with this challenge, there are some fantastic sponsors and Linda will be showcasing the rest of the teams projects on Saturday, you don't want to miss that reveal!


{Rebecca} DYSU : Buttons

>> Thursday, August 16, 2012

Just popping in quickly to share my card for Do You Stack Up?'s 85th challenge, Buttons! I kept it fairly simple with the buttons really being the only embellishments that the card needed in addition to a few layers of cardstock. We're off in a few days to BC for my little brother's wedding! Time moves so quickly. Last year at this time I was preparing for my own wedding and now here we are, parents and soon to celebrate our first anniversary ...

My Minds Eye Honey Cake Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
Vintage Buttons

Be sure to swing by and take a look at what the rest of the girls have created for your inspiration!



{Rebecca} DYSU : Anything with 4 Legs

>> Thursday, August 9, 2012

I'm a big animal lover, not obsessive or anything, but I do love my having a score or so of furry beings around. I've joked in the past that if I had my way, I would open up a petting zoo as an excuse to have one of every kind of animal imaginable. Knowing my weakness, my husband has (wisely) set forth the rule that currently I'm only allowed to have animals if they serve a purpose. If he didn't, I think I would have bought out our local pet shop :)

Our current challenge from Do You Stack Up? is to create a card inspired by, for, or with 4 legged animal friends. I was thrilled to be able to work with Bugaboo Stamps for this challenge using thier adorable turtle digi image. He turned out to be exactly what my card for my 5 year old brother in law needed. I coloured him with pencil crayons and accented differant parts of the shell and hat with glitter, though its not coming through to well in the photos.

Bugaboo Turtle Digi
My Minds Eye Paper, tag, brad
Misc stickers, ribbon, buttons
Starbucks coffee sleeve

Thanks for looking and be sure to take a peak at the Do You Stack Up? challenge blog. Along with Bugaboo Stamps, The Paper Shelter, and Birdie Brown have offered some terrific prizes to the winners of our challenge. Of course, even if you don't find time to participate in the challenge, its worth hopping over just to see what the other design team members have created. There are some projects there that will knock your socks off!


{Sarah} Catered Crop: White Pages

>> Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I've never really gotten into the whole CAS thing when it comes to my paper crafting.  It is definitely a look that I admire and appreciate, but I like "stuff" too much and can't seem to help piling it on my pages.   However, when I saw this week's Recipe Swap over at the Catered Crop, I knew that it was a good time to try something a little bit different. 

I've had these images pinned to my Pinterest board for quite a while.  I love the simplicity of the white on white, and I am a huge fan of typographic art.  Unfortunately, with 4 little kids in the house, white is not a color I use very frequently in my decor.

However, I've always thought that these canvases would translate very well as a card. 

Supplies Used: American Crafts Cardstock & Ribbon

At first I was going to use Thickers (painted white) on a white cardstock background to achieve the look I was going for, but I couldn't find quite the right font in my stash.  Then I remembered that, (thanks to my wonderful husband) I have a Silhouette Cameo!!! and can cut out any shape that I want.  I simply created my graphic, mounted the words with foam adhesive for a bit of dimension and slipped a piece of ribbon in behind the words.  I originally intended to keep the whole card completely white, but it looked a little bit...boring... so I added just a touch of purple cardstock.  I finished it all off with a spray of glimmer mist, but I don't think that really shows up in the picture. 

Now head on over to the Catered Crop to check out all the details of this week's White Pages Recipe Swap!


{Rebecca} Catered Crop White Pages Quickfire Challenge

>> Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Its time for another Recipe Exchange over at Catered Crop and let me tell you, this one was a challenge for me! White Pages, highlighting mainly well....the colour white. I'm not really a white person. I love color and patterns, textures, and basically anything besides just plain white. Case in point, there isn't a white wall in my house, every single wall is painted.

But I persisted and in the end was able to to create something that I'm rather happy with. I wasn't able to stick quite entirely with just white, so I compromised, but kept it simple with the addition of kraft paper.

White and Kraft paper from Stash
Starbucks cup liners
Vintage ribbons and buttons

Be sure to check out Sarah's project as well in a few days and the other gorgeous creations that I know the other ladies are cooking up. You still have almost 2 weeks to enter the challenge and I'm looking forward to see what you come up with.

Challenges :


{Rebecca} DYSU : Polkadots!

>> Thursday, August 2, 2012

What a fun challenge we have over at Do You Stack Up this week! Polkadots! Seriously, how can you go wrong with a challenge like that? The challenge wasn't in creating something with polkadots, but in deciding which of my polkadot papers to actually use. I finally settled on some My Minds Eye that I had recently acquired, and paired it with a fun transparency from the Abbey Road collection.

I made this card for Papa (husbands grandfather) and at the time I had no idea they had once traveled across North America in a green VW van. My husband thought I had done it on purpose, but it was really just a neat coincidence. Papa of course, loved it!

Just like every week there are some fun prizes to be won on the DYSU blog, be sure to stop in and check out all the fun goodies that the girls have lined up for you.

Challenges : 


{Rebecca} Love is always in Season

>> Wednesday, August 1, 2012

How gorgeous is this sketch from Once Upon a Sketch? I've been looking around for layout challenges for a while that could help get the mojo flowing and I have to say that I think I found what I'm looking for. The site is gorgeous and all the wonderful inspiration from the design team is almost overwhelming! Thanks ladies for the kick start!

I also used this inspiration board from Berry71Bleu for some added inspiration. There's a few little butterflies scattered throughout the page. Somehow I am finding it very difficult to leave them off any project that I do!

I started with some pretty pastel colours and just allowed the page to grow from there. I love how I ended up having all the right shades of turqoise, even though I didn't think I had any in my stash! The new American Crafts Knock Out punches have been getting a work out over here, but they're just so much fun!

Prima Paper, flower, ribbon
Vintage Buttons, ribbon, dictionary paper
American Crafts Knock Out Punch
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Crate Paper Chipboard



{Rebecca} DYSU : For a Friend

>> Tuesday, July 31, 2012

This post is a bit late, but we only had Internet installed at the house two nights ago and I had forgotten to post this the last time I took the computer into town. Thus a late post :)

When I received my image from Floppy Latte Designs for this challenge, I knew I wanted to do something a little bit differant that your standard "colour the stamp", especially since this card is going to a very crafty, soon to be 9 year old. My little siblings love colouring and I thought it would be a fun, interactive way for them to enjoy the card a little bit more if I left the image blank for them to colour in. The card goes in the mail in a few days, hopefully my idea is a success!

My Minds Eye Paper, Button
American Crafts Thickers
Misc Rick Rack and floss

The deadline for this challenge has ended, but that doesn't mean you can't stop by the blog anyways. The rest of the design team came up with some gorgeous cards that will provide all sorts of wonderful inspiration and I know there's a new challenge to be posted soon, and its one you don't want to miss!

Challenges : 


{Rebecca} Catered Crop : Washi Up, Doc

>> Monday, July 30, 2012

Very quick post to share my project for Washi Up, Doc? our newest challenge at Catered Crop. This challenge was so much fun, especially since our wonderful DT team leader sent us all free Washi Tape from our Sponsor to work with. Thanks Linda!

I couldn't just create one project for this fun challenge, so created a page and a card using left over scraps and trying to be sure I incorporated the same sort of elements.

October Afternoon Paper
American Crafts Thickers and Knock Out Punch
Scrabble Tiles
Sassafrass Lass Sticker
Cosmo Cricket Cloud Chipboard
Vintage Floss, buttons, and ribbon
Chickydoodle Washi Tape


The End =)



{Sarah} Catered Crop: Washi Tape

>> Saturday, July 28, 2012

I freely admit to everyone (except my husband), that half of my love for scrapbooking is the excuse it gives me to shop for supplies.  I am such a sucker for pretty little packages, so of course I have jumped right on the washi tape bandwagon.  There are so many gorgeous designs to choose from, and as more and more manufactures are creating decorative tape to coordinate with their lines... well, let's just say there is way too much temptation out there!

So I have been happily accumulating a little stash of pretty washi tapes...and trying to come up with creative ideas for how to actually use it.  That is why I was so excited to see this week's recipe swap over at the Catered Crop - Washis Up.  

Supplies used - October Afternoon patterned paper, alphabet stickers,
 label stickers, American Crafts cardstock & thickers, Basic Grey glazed brads,
 Carolee's Creations mini alpha stickers, Studio Calico die-cut stickers

Linda put together a fabulous inspiration board of ways to use washi tape, but in the end, I used my tape in a really basic way on this layout.  One of my favorite things about washi tape is that in addition to being pretty and decorative, it is also functional - as adhesive (that is wonderfully re-positionable!)

And if you need, or want, to add to your own washi tape collection, make sure you link up an entry to this week's challenge because one lucky winner will be receiving a $25 gift certificate from Chickydoddle!


{Rebecca} Scrappin Patch : OTP inspiration

>> Monday, July 16, 2012

This is my last post for a few weeks as I'm taking a a little bit of a break for a rather important event in our lives :) Our little one is due in about 3 weeks, and with having just moved house we decided a few weeks off from my scrapbooking room (the husband has literally locked the door so I'm not tempted ... ) so I could concentrate on the next few weeks. Needless to say we are extremely excited to meet our little one!

For my this post I have two projects I wanted to share, both using up the bits and pieces that I've collected from the gorgeous kits that I have been sent. My first project is a dolled up jar full of preserves. I love the idea of giving home made food gifts and love finding fun ways to dress it up. These papers from Prima were the touch I needed.

 and to go with it .... a card made from the this and that. Do you ever have paper that you can't remember who its made by? After my initial projects made from this kit, these pieces found their way into my scrap stash and I completely lost track of what they were. I do know though, that you can find the exact papers in the Scrappin Patch store. Maybe you should head on over there and do a little detective work. I'd love it if someone came back with some information :)

Thank you so much for being part of my adventure. 


Catered Crop: Ruffles {Sarah}

>> Friday, July 13, 2012

I was pretty excited when I saw what was on the menu for this week's Catered Crop Recipe Swap - Ruffles!  I have a bit of a ruffle obsession at the moment and have tons of pins on my Pinterest boards of projects that include ruffles.

When I set out to make my project for this challenge, I fully intended to go completely overboard on the ruffles - since it is a sweet sixteen card for a girly girl, I figured I could get away with making it ridiculously frilly and over-the-top.  But as I was playing with the papers and ribbons I just could not get it to work together the way I had envisioned. In the end, I only used one ruffle along the edge. 

Supplies: Echo Park "Sweet Day" patterned papers & alpha stickers, 
American Crafts cardstock, unknown ruffled ribbon.

Since my card didn't quite satisfy my ruffle craving for the day, I decided to actually accomplish something that I saw on Pinterest and made (I think the technical term is "refashioned") this for the birthday girl -

I think it turned out rather well - it fits me nicely, so if the birthday girl doesn't like it I will happily take it back!


DYSU #80 : Cool Colours

>> Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ok, I admit it. When challenge #80 was announced at DYSU, I had to ask for some clarification on what "cool" colours meant. I was informed that while I could interpret it how I want, probably the best explanation was for blues, greens, browns, whites, and maybe purples. At first I was thinking cool being "awesome" which would have made my card somewhere more in the lines of orange and reds, good thing I asked :)

How would you interpret cool colours?

This is *now* how I interpret cool colours :)

October Afternoon Paper
Cosmo Cricket Paper
Recollections Stamp
American Crafts chipboard
Vintage buttons and floss

Well by this time we should be all settled into the new place, but I think I am going to make use of my pre-schedule option on the blog anyways. Its one less thing to think about amidst all the boxes that still need sorting.

Be sure to check out the Do You Stack Up blog for a full list of sponsors and some wonderful inspiration from the rest of the design team.