Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Aladdin

My son recently starred in a local production of Aladdin.  He was amazing as Aladdin and I was one proud Mama.  I took a lot of photos but wanted to scrap the few Instagram photos I had taken from the rehearsals and behind the scenes. 
 
 
I used the new Crate Paper Notes and Things collection and I was so inspired I really love how this page turned out.
 
 
I added a bunch of the chipboard frames and used layers and photos and embellishments to decorate each one.
 
 
I love the die cut tags that come with this collection and the Kraft with the mix of grey and pink and mint green - so pretty.

 
The group cast shot was a tough one to get.

 
Here he is riding his magic carpet with Jasmine.  I used a gold lamp I cut out with my Silhouette.

 
I loved getting to sneak into rehearsals to see how it was coming together.

 
I cut the Aladdin title with my Silhouette and glued it to a transparency to make it look like it was floating in the frame.

 
If you would like to watch my son perform here is a video of him.
 
 
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Cars Land

Usually when I order all the papers from a collection there is usually one or two that I don't use or can't seem to make work for me.  I got the Crate Paper Open Road collection and there was a patterned paper that had cars all over it.  I really thought I would have a tough time using it but when I thought about doing a Disney Cars Land layout with it it worked perfectly.

 
I also layered some 6x6 paper pad papers under the photos that were also car related.

 
This Fuel die cut was perfect - my kids were fueling up with the cute pylon cups you can get there (I couldn't resist buying them).

 
I added some of the fun borders to the top of each photo.  I love these.
 
 
I am so glad I tried to make this paper work I love the end result of this layout. 

 
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Good Life

I wanted to get some of the Scrapbook Nerd challenges done this week and I really loved the idea of Joys challenge which was to "Capture your day or a loved ones day in numbers" . Instead of a day I thought I would capture a year in numbers - my son's year at Studio West.

 
 
I used watercolors to make the hearts then outlined them in black and added some tidbits about his year.  5 classes, 3 company, 11 competitions, 3 1st places, 4 2nd place and 3 3rd places.

 
I added some other journaling and stats on the back of the layout as well.  He had such an amazing year and is looking forward to next year.
 
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Birthday Wishes

I couldn't believe the box of goodies I got from Me and My Big Ideas, I was so excited!  I knew immediately I wanted to make a mini album and I knew the 8x8 page kit would make a great base for a mini album. 

 
The 8x8 page kits have everything you need to make 8x8 pages including stickers and chipboard.  I folded the pages in half and glued them together, then I folded in the side to make the pages 4x6".  I scalloped the edges of the folded side and added the fun stickers and embellishments to the pages. 


I can't get enough of the new Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Butterfly 25! It is the perfect size to add to any project.

 
I also used the MAMBI clear stickers in this mini album, the gold stickers are beautiful.






I also added some fun MAMBI puffy arrow stickers.

 
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Whistler Road Trip

My friend and I (with the kids) went up to Whistler for a dance Competition.  We had so much fun singing in the car and enjoyed the drive.  I love road trips.

 
I used the Crate Paper Open Road collection, I can't get enough of these chipboard frames they are awesome.

 
I also love the journaling cards that came with this collection.

 
We had a great time in Whistler and I can't wait for the next road trip.
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Friday, August 22, 2014

Beach walk

My favorite place in the world is the beach - I love the sand and the waves crashing on the shore.  This summer we didn't go as often as I would have liked but we did get there a few times and walked along the shore.

 
I used a Paige Evans layout as inspiration for my layout I loved the strips of patterned paper and thought it would be a great way to use up my 6x6 paper pad.

 
I also have some Dear Lizzy foam letters I have been hoarding but thought it was time to use them.

 
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

More PL/365

More PL/365 pages done :)
 
 
Learning the finale dance for the recital, making coke slushees, fun candy - see the MoJo's anyone remember those? and some on stage rehearsals.

 
So we saw this video on Youtube (see below) on how you can turn a bottle of Coke into a slushee in your freezer.  I thought no way but after some experimentation it actually works - so cool.

 
 
For Linden's Stage Courtney (his teacher) made the most awesome props for the kids, cars for most of the kids but Linden got a video game machine.  He wanted to keep it so for now it's sitting in his room.

 
Mike playing with the kids, with the teacher strike here in BC we had to move up the year end assembly for school.  I am just glad after all the work I did people got to watch the video.  It was awesome and the kids sang along to all the songs.

 
Linden has definitely found his passion, he loves being up on stage and I love watching him.


 For Father's Day we made Dad some special pancakes in bed.

 
We celebrated Sophia's birthday by taking her out to Starbucks for some birthday treats.
 
 
A visit from Rhys (out of his room shocker), new Epiphany Craft punches, all dressed up to see Wicked.
 
 
I love these new punches can't wait to use them :)
 
 
Fist strawberries from the garden, more Buttons, my oldest son's computer set up and some really sad news.
 
 
I was really sad to learn that 2 Peas was closing.  It was the first place I uploaded a layout to share with people and one of the places I visited everyday for inspiration.  The Garden Girls were amazing and I will really miss going there for inspiration.

 
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