Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Eve 2012

I had a nice relaxing weekend including some scrapbook time. I've been feeling very festive so I decided to tackle some pictures from last Christmas. My tendency is to create single page layouts but there was no way I could get all these pictures on one layout so I busted out the two pager! Echo Park made this layout come together so quickly and exactly as I imagined it.

 A few close up shots of my layout:

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Stickers: Echo Park and Scenic Route, Punch: American Crafts

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Getting Some Layouts Done!

When I started my holidays this week, I had so many plans. I knew I wouldn't get them all done but I still had them. I was going to clean out my spare room, purge some old clothes (and donate them to a charity), scrapbook, wrap Christmas presents, etc. I was a woman with a plan.

Well, I was right; I wasn't going to get it all done. However, I did get some scrapbooking done and it feels so good. It seems I haven't had a lot of time lately for my hobby but the truth is, you make time for what's important so I'm vowing to myself to MAKE time!

Along with adding some journaling to a stack of layouts I did a while ago, I scrapped a whole new page using Sketch 155 from Got Sketch! It worked perfectly with some photos I had sitting on my desk and had just been sort of pushing around but getting nowhere with.

I have three more days left of my holidays....and I definitely plan on getting more scrapbooking done!

Cardstock: Stampin' Up!, Patterned Paper: Three Bugs in a Rug, Stickers: Snap Studio, Title: Silhouette

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Scraplifted Layout

I was super excited that not even five minutes after sending my scraplifted layout to Scrapbook & Cards Today, I received an email asking if they could feature it on their blog today.

I originally saw this layout by Summer Fullerton in the Fall issue of Scrapbook & Cards. My mojo has definitely been lacking lately so I knew that I had to scraplift it.

I used different papers and a few less photos but I'm really pleased with how it turned out.


Supplies: My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper, Snap Studio Stickers, We R Memory Keepers Stickers, Pink Paislee Stickers, Silhouette Studio DieCut, Doodlebug Twine, American Crafts Punch, Papertrey Ink Stamp, Sandylion Stamp, Creative Cafe Rub-Ons

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Lazy Sunday Layout

I love lazy Sundays; sleeping in and enjoying my coffee with my feet up with some of my favourite
songs playing. Today was definitely one of those lazy Sundays. Mason is at his dad's house this weekend and I'm sick so my plan today was to have no plans and just be lazy. Read when I want to, nap when I want to, shower when I want to, etc.

Having lazy Sunday meant I got to get a little scrappy time in so I finished off a layout I started a couple weeks ago from Mason's birthday and his favourite visitor, his Miss Stephie.

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye, Die Cuts: Imaginisce and Jillibean Soup, Twine: Doodlebug Designs, Stamps: Unity Stamp Co, Ink: Stampin' Up!, Sticker: Jillibean Soup

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I'm baaaaaack!

I'm baaaaack! It's been a long time since I blogged and that's because it's been a long time since I've been feeling creative and actually scrapbooked. I'm excited to say I've got my mojo back and I'm creating again. I'm hoping to keep up with my blog and maybe even get back into the world of submitting again!

So here's a couple things I've worked on lately....

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Title: Silhouette, Stickers: Echo Park, Paper: Echo Park, Die Cut: Elle Studio, Chipboard Clouds: Studio Calico

This one is a scraplift of a layout I saw in Creating Keepsakes by Piradee Talvanna.

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Stickers: Echo Park, Punches: Stampin' Up! and American Crafts

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sketch Support Giveaway Winners

Time to announce the winners of the two sketch layout books. Congratulations to:

Make sure to email me your mailing address at ccnymeyer@gmail.com

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sketch Support Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Welcome to the Sketch Support Blog Hop! If you've just started at my blog, make sure to go back to Sketch Support and start there to find out how you can win!

I'm also giving away two Sketch Support Sketch books to two lucky people today so make sure to leave a comment on this post and I will pick two winners on Monday.

For today's Blog Hop we've all created something based on this sketch! Have fun checking out everyone's different results by stopping at everyone's blogs today.

Part of our Blog Hop today is a "Get to Know You" for the Sketch Support team so here are my answers:

How long have you been scrapbooking?

I've been scrapbooking since 2003. I had just gotten married and wanted somewhere special for my wedding pictures when a friend turned me on to scrapbooking.

Why did you start scrapbooking?

I had just gotten married and wanted somewhere special for my wedding pictures when a friend turned me on to scrapbooking.

What is your favorite time of day to scrapbook?

My favourite time to scrapbook is anytime, LOL, but I usually don't get time until after my son goes to bed.

How often do you scrapbook?

I try to scrapbook a little bit every day but the truth is probably only a couple times a week.

Where do you scrapbook/what does your space look like?

I have a room in my basement that is a scrap room/office/storage room. I'd show it to you but it's a disaster!

When I'm not scrapbooking you can find me...

I'm always on the floor playing with my son. I think when he was born I became a big kid again myself.

What is your favorite thing about using sketches?

I love sketches because they can jump start creativity. Sometimes you just don't have that mojo flowing and you just need a little inspiration to get you going. It also allows you to think outside of the box.

What is your favorite sketch from Sketch Support?

 Your next stop on today's Blog Hop is Katrina!!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sketch Support Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my friend Shannon today. She is turning 29 today (really she's turning 32 but she's telling everyone 29, shhhhhh!).

I made this card for April's card sketch at Sketch Support. When I first saw it, I was thinking "how the heck am I going to make this card" because it's so out of the box for me but in true Allison Davis style, she takes me out of my comfort zone and into something new I love!

Here's the original sketch which you can download from Sketch Support along with all the other great sketches:

Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup; Punch: Fiskars;Stamp: Papertrey Ink; Ink: Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Just Like Dad

It's not often I get an opportunity to have my picture taken with my Dad so when I do, I jump right on it. My sister took this photo of Dad & I at Christmas and I love how it turned out. I ended up printing it out in a 5x7 so it could take center stage on a layout. When I saw this month's single page sketch, I went straight for this photo. I love how the strips look; it allows you to use many different patterns without overwhelming your page. Please stop by the Sketch Support site to download this and other great sketches.

Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill Basics and American Crafts; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon; Die Cuts: Silhouette; Chipboard: Crate Paper; Stickers: Jillibean Soup, 7 Gypsies, and Sassafras Lass; Journaling Tag: Jenni Bowlin; Buttons: Unknown; Stitching Template: Stampin' Up!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sketch Support Add-On Flags

Happy Friday! I'm so behind on my blogging and I have no excuse. I had 9 days off work but the weather here has been amazing so I've been busy outside with my little guy enjoying the sunshine. This week on Sketch Support, the following flag add-on is being featured by the design team.

I created this layout using the flags and it was so much fun, I think I'll definitely do this again!

Here's a little close up of my flag embellishments!

There are so many creative takes on this week's sketch so be sure to stop by Sketch Support for all the inspiration!

Supplies - Cardstock: Crate Paper; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories; Letter Stickers:October Afternoon; Stickers and Diecuts: Jillibean Soup

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Thanks a Million

I've been having a super week so far with my little guy. It's March Break and I took the week as holidays so I could spend it with Mason. We've been having so much fun playing outside and going to the park since the weather has been gorgeous.

While he's napping, I've been scrapping so I finally got to break in some of my new Stampin' Up! product. I'm really lovin' this colour combo of Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and Basic Grey.

The stamps I used are from the Word Play set and the Wood Grain background:
The Melon Mambo paper is from the Brights Designer Series Paper collection:

Supplies - All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

FREE Product Offer

From now until March 31st, all qualifying Stampin' Up! orders placed through me (not on my website) will receive a FREE GIFT!

Place a minimum order of $50.00 before taxes and shipping and receive a FREE BOX OF MINI GLUE DOTS...

....or place a minimum order of $100.00 before taxes and shipping and receive a FREE 8 1/2 x 11 CARDSTOCK pack or FREE CLASSIC INK PAD of your choice.

This offer is only good until March 31st which also happens to be the end of Sale-a-bration!

Contact me at ccnymeyer@gmail.com or through my Stampin' Up! Website!