Monday, January 16, 2017

Challenge #247 - 3+ 6x6 papers

Hi! Tina here hosting this week's challenge :) I am challenging you to get out those 6X6 paper pads and use at least 3 papers from the 6X6 paper pad and create with it!  Lots of inspiration out there on using it :) My layout was inspired by a Shimelle sketch. Here is what I created:

I used 3 coordinating papers for Die Cut With a View's The Juniper Berry Stack for my design background on my layout. I love to use 6X6 papers for layering on layouts and for card fronts too.You can see more of the layout and the sketch I used over at my blog.

Lets see what my DT sisters came up with to inspire you

I took 4 coordinating ones from a My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad
and made a 12x12 background page. 
I love the little  6x6 pads,  because I can buy them online more
economically than locally,and being up in Canada they ship  for much less
than the bulkier 12x12 size.

I used 4 plus 6X6 sheets. 
 I used the sun twice to piece together the rays and the scraps for the journal strips

So...I took a little creative license with this, only because I had a 4x6 and a 6x6 paper pad in the kit I used to create the layout. So, in the end, I used 2 of the 4x6 sheets and 1 of the 6x6 sheets to layer under the photo. Love that I was able to use a few more sheets of paper from my stash!


I used 6x6 papers from two different paper pads - Amy Tan's "Yes Please" and Basic Grey's "B-side". My layout was inspired by a Kristine Davidson sketch.  For full details, please see my BLOG.


I used three sheets of paper from a paper pad by My Minds Eye to create so dimension in this layout. This was part of a tour of a distillery in Nova Scotia.

I used four different papers from the Stampin' Up Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper to make this Iowa Hawkeye A2 card calendar for my sweet daughter Abby!  I have directions  on my blog.

I love using 6x6 paper pads to fill in the pieces of a cut file. Rough cutting each piece and then gluing to the back creates a fun background design with ease. Add some mixed media and a few simple embellishments and I just love the final product! 

We look forward to seeing what you create with this fun challenge :)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Highlights #246 - OH CANADA

Some BEAUTIFUL work and great interpretations for this challenge.  Thank you so much for playing along. 

I hope you get a chance to visit Canada this year and partake in our many 150th anniversary celebrations across the country.

Here are my favourites in no particular order.


Monday, January 9, 2017

Challenge #246 - Oh Canada

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope 2017 is your best year ever.

Hello, Gail here. In 2017, Canada turns 150 years old and we're going to be partying all year long!  So I'm asking everyone to do something that reminds them of Canada.

For example:
If you live here or have ever visited, a layout with photos of Canada.
Use our flag like a sketch for a card.

Use the colours RED and WHITE

Use any of the symbols of Canada on your project, like:
  • The beaver
  • Moose
  • Hockey
  • Maple Leaf
  • Poutine (LOL)
  • Winter (although, contrary to popular belief, that is only ONE of our four seasons)
  • Politeness
  • etc. etc.

The sky's the limit.

Here are my projects.

First a card showing leaves and a beaver.

And next a two page layout with some views of Niagara Falls from the Skylon Tower.

To see more close-ups and a list of products, go to my blog.

Love this!  There are so many beautiful places to visit in Canada,
and  one of my favourites was the gorgeous area in Alberta, Banff and Lake Louise.
Pictures don't do it justice.
If you have never, I highly recommend you come visit us!

Apart from the red and white colors of the Canadian flag, I have used its characteristic maple leaf.


I decided to go for the Canadian Wilderness on my card.

For me Canada is beauty and adventure at the same time. I decided to create a card to invite you to take a ride in motorcycle for the amazing routes of Canada. You can visit the entire country and enjoy the ride!

So with this prompt, I thought of red and winter....oh Christmas....So I kind of used the flag a little to inspire the background. I even used a wood veneer Christmas tree, pine tree...Canada...woods....LoL!!

I live in Canada but definitely have not seen all of it yet. One of my favourite places to visit is the Maritimes. It is so calm, quiet and peaceful! This layout is of one of the distilleries we visited in Nova Scotia a few years ago.


For this weeks challenge, I chose to use the colors Red and White as the basis of my planner spread.  I also used a quote by Wayne Gretsky as an inspirational block on my spread since Saturday is a 5K race day for me.

Happy Scrapping!!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Merry Christmas

Hello Everyone! Merry Christmas from the whole design team! We want to take this time to thank you for playing along with us each week as we challenge you to use your stash! 

 We hope that your holiday season is filled with love and laughter and that you are surrounded by those that you love most. The Design Team is taking time off to spend the holidays with their families! We will be back to inspire you on January 9th with our first challenge of the New Year!

In the meantime, please feel free to link up whatever projects you happen to be working on! We would love to see them!

Some of the design team will be keeping their blogs active with creative projects and posts through the rest of the year. So if you need some inspiration, Visit the Design Team and check out what they are up to in their creative space. I'm sure they'd love you to become a FOLLOWER of their blog too.


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Highlights from Challenge #245 Let It Snow

Hi, everyone! Janis here from Pause Dream Enjoy. We loved seeing all of your SNOWY projects! Oh my gosh. You guys ROCKED it! I live in Alaska, and it's been snowing off and on. Of course when it does snow, it's so cold that it just stays and piles up with each new time it snows until we have our spring melt. It's so pretty. But I'm getting off course here. Want to see some SNOWY projects that really jumped out at me this last challenge? Here you go!

Click on their name and blog name to see more details about their projects. I'm sure they would love it if you became a FOLLOWER of their blog too!

Thank you all so much for joining us in our Let It Snow challenge. I wish I could highlight everyone's entry. It was so hard to narrow it down! We will be back in January 2017 with a new challenge. Some of the design team will be keeping their blogs active with creative projects and posts through the rest of the year. So if you need some inspiration, Visit the Design Team and check out what they are up to in their creative space. I'm sure they'd love you to become a FOLLOWER of their blog too.

 Enjoy your Christmas! Big Hugs, everyone!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Challenge # 245 - Let It Snow

Hi, everyone! Janis here from Pause Dream Enjoy, and it's my turn to host the challenge! The theme I chose is "Let It Snow." I love snow! Make any type of project you'd like with some snow on it, and come link up with us!

Here is my project...


This is a tri-fold card with lots of snow! Find more details on my blog post HERE.

snowflakes, snowy scenes etc,  I  think I covered all the bases with this page!

There is a process video that goes with this layout as well if you want to check it out

A snowman Christmas card.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Highlights Challenge #244 - Layers

As usual there were so many fabulous entries this week! 
We are so lucky to have so many of you joining us each week and
 sharing your beautiful creations with us! 
Here are a few that especially caught my eye.





Congrats ladies! Don't forget to grab your badge!

Thanks again to everyone who played along with us this week!
Please stop by tomorrow to see our newest challenge!