March SMS Blog Hop

You should have arrived here from Doris’s blog.

16819510_10212736178665967_5282542133602413961_oIt’s March!! How did that even happen?? If you have been following me for awhile you will know that means I have one month left until my daughter is due. Craziness I tell you!

This month we are doing a really fun swap with creative embellishments. I was so excited to receive my goodies from Nicolle and they were the perfect fit for my style of scrapping (thanks from a little organizing from Jody).

I wanted to keep things pretty simple with this layout as the frame I chose was so delicate I didn’t want it to get lost. So I simply did a little hand stitching on the pattern paper I chose and then some small embellishments with the floral paper. To help the Circle Vine Frame stand out I painted it with white acrylic paint and then added a little clear shimmer paint to help make is extra sparkly. Then I added the new sequins “Spring Fever” from the SMS shop!layouts3-10

All in all I had so much fun playing with the new releases from Jody and adding them with this fun frame just helped complete my layout.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your hop! You are now on your way to see Maggi’s Blog


Feb 2017 Layout Share

Total Layout Completed:13

1. SMS February Blog Hop: You can see my blog post here:

This was the sketch we took inspiration from:c0d0fe9a2d6c5ac3469b58db46ec42db

Here is my take:layouts3

2. SMS Trendy Tuesday mixed with Paper Issues Working Title:

This months working title challenge over on PI was to use a heart icon within your title. See the Process Video here:layouts3

3. Obsessed Series Episode 24 mixed with Paper Issues Fab 5 Tuesday

Here is the Feb Fab 5 Challenge over on Paper Issues:16472999_1558812154133551_8615731631911695670_n

And here is my layout we are still using Dear Lizzy Saturday Collection: Process Video Here:dsc05583

4. Lift & Sketch Episode 29

Here is the sketch we were working from:15841185_10211326006056656_382054987_n

And here is my take: Process Video Here:dsc05599

5. Scrappy Challenges- Use one themed paper on another themed topic

I used Summer and Valentines products on a Christmas layout:dsc05585

6. Trendy Tuesday-Had to do a love layout for Valentines Day!layouts3-8

7. Be Inspired & Use it Up along with PI Mood Board Challenge

Here is the mood board I was being inspired by:16425734_10211100264575922_8563836786523699858_n

And here is my layout! dsc05590

8. Scrapliftable- New Series I am doing with Lea Rhea

This is the layout we scraplifted from:img_20170220_065642_871

And here is my take: dsc05607

9. Trendy Tuesday and Paper Issues February Sketch:

Here is the sketch from Paper Issues:16508220_10154953879624254_328525576293454452_n

And here is my layout:layouts3-9

10. Obsessed Episode Using Bingo Card

Here is the bingo we worked with:16790658_435157753496855_1414459611_n

And here is my layout: You can see the Process Video Here:dsc05606

11. Lift & Sketch Episode 30 and 4/99 layout series

This week we lifted from Kelly Barron:15841522_10154861936357392_1037443347_n

Here is my take: You can see the Process Video Here:dsc05625

12. Victoria Marie FB Valentines Day Challenge:

This month Victoria challenged everyone to create a layout about something we love and then we also had to add at least three things from a list she provided.  I went with mixed media, three hearts and acrylic shapes. It was a fun challenge but mostly what I learned from this layout is that I am very slow when I scrap at night. It took me over three hours to create and normally I would complete something like this in about an hour/ hour and a half tops.dsc05622

13. Trendy Tuesday- Feb 28, 2016 mixed with Feb Crafty Channel Surf Challenge and layout 5/99 in my 99 layout series.

I joined a new FB group this month called the Crafty Channel Surf and there was a challenge to scraplift from a fellow you-tuber we admire. So I thought it would be fun to scraplift from Crafty Megan with this awesome layout I have been dying to do for awhile now. It is even included in my 99 layout challenge.

Here is Megan’s Original Layout:298d98dd3cca588cc125ed9fa05f17ad

And here is my take: You can see the Process Video here.layouts3-12

And there you have it! I had fun creating this month and it’s always fun looking back on what I made as well. Hope you enjoyed taking a look too! I did not get the chance to blog much this month but I hope to do a little better in March.



SMS Feb Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

You should have hopped here from the oh so fab Lisa Kingston’s blog. As I am sure you can tell we are doing a really fun product swap this month with Accent Scrapbooking. The badges are amazing and I was so excited to create a layout with one!  As a fun twist we also decided as a team that it would be fun to include a sketch again for this month. Of course who do you go to when picking a sketch… Laura Whitaker of course!c0d0fe9a2d6c5ac3469b58db46ec42db

So with my main goals set I got creating!

I will be honest and say this layout was a little tricky. I have not been feeling all to great lately (hello third trimester) and I have found my scrappy mojo to be lacking a little. So when I was able to complete this layout and be in love with it I was so pleased with myself.layouts3

Do you see where I placed that badge??? Isn’t it the perfect spot to cover up an ugly part of a photo!! I also grab my all time favourite Birds of a Feather Felties from the SMS shop. Along with one of the new I Cork U hearts that were part of the huge release from last month. My final touch was to add a fun pop of yellow down at the bottom with the Let’s Be Mermaids sequins pack.

All in all this was a fun layout to create even if it took me four days to do so. I loved following the sketch and I loved the beautiful badges we got to play with.

You are now off to see Sarah McClellan, enjoy the rest of the hop!