Saturday, December 31, 2011

A beautiful sketch from Page maps....and with Christmas that has just passed, I couldn't resist. Matthew and Emily had two favorite toys they opened for Christmas. One from Mom and Dad, the other from Santa....I guess we all did well in picking the right gift!!!
Thanks for giving me the inspiration. Although I did not have little clothes pin, I used Christmas colour brads, and instead of the admit tickets, I substitued stockings.....The clothes lines, I sewed, and this really makes the page jump in my opinion.....

Christmas Eve Exchanging Gifts.

A sketch from Sketchy Thursday that inspired me to complete a Christmas page of Matthew and Emily exchanging their gifts.Thanks for allowing me to play along!

We never did this, but now that you are older, Christmas Eve is a perfect night to exchange gifts with each other. You both knew exactly what the other would like.....and your smiles were priceless.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Again, another great sketch from SKETCHY thursday...thank you!!!!
I loved these pictures of Emily at the SkatePark....oh so natural!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pagemaps sketch contest.

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year....I love all the pumpkins and the colours that come with it! This layout gave me inspiration for some old photos I had! Thank you pagemaps.....

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pagemaps Contest, LIVELY

This is my take On the PAGEMAPS contest for this week. I had fun with this and knew exactly which pictures I was going to use! These pictures of Emily were while she was on a field trip. and were taken right after lunch.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Paradise, Beach Bum

I love the Sketcy Thursday Blogspot and the challenges that they provide! As soon as I saw the sketch below, I knew exactly what picture, paper and theme I was going for! The Beach Bum line from Fancy Pants was great, and thank you to for getting me the paper....THanks to all for helping me create this great layout!!!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

PAGEMAPS Card design

When I saw this card design, I knew of the perfect paper, and the perfect card to make. Not seeing a good friend in a while, this was a beautiful design that I could put together to say hello. thank you for the great inspiration, and the opportunity to play along :)

PLAY with Sketchy Thursday

8.11 sketch challenge
I love SKETCHY THURSDAY sketches and blog. I have been following and trying to get the weekly challenge completed. Even if not done by the Wednesday, I know that I can get a layout done with the superb sketches they post. This sketch is no exception. I loved the fun layout, and thought it perfect for my son blowing bubbles. The Seasons' paper from Crate was perfect. Hope you like it as much as I loved creating it.....the stitching helped to pull the layout together!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I am loving the Sketchy Thursday Blog! I have been trying to look at it weekly, and try to make a layout based on their sketch. It isn't just about the great prizes, it is about getting great pages done!!!! I used this week's sketch to produce this layout of Emily in Senior Kindergarten!!!!

I altered the sketch a little, turning it around, and placing it on an angle. I also used the Basic Grey Recess collection which works well with school pictures. Can't wait to add this page to her school book......

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Thank you Sketchy Thursday for this inspiration. I had so much fun working with it, my Season's paper from Crate, and my summer pictures from a while ago.......

I love the way the lettering from Echo park, comes together with this paper, creatining a whimsical feeling

Sunday, July 31, 2011

I loved this sketch so much, and loved that I could incorparate two pictures that I loved!!!! The seasons collecton from Crate Paper was perfect for the layout!!!1

Sunday, July 3, 2011

I love playing along with pagemaps. This layout asked for 4 small pics, but I couldn't resist on the 5x7 fall picture of Emily that I tool. I love the way it turned out! and love the crate paper that I used. Perfect colours for a perfect picture.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What an awesome day

Here is another page of Matthew. He had so much fun helping dad with the fence last summer...what a better way to capture the moment!

Here is Emily Trying Sushi with chopsticks. Unlike Matthew, Emily struggled a bit with them.

But it really doesn't matter how we eat the sushi. It tastes yummy either way.......and definately something that we loved to have every now and than!

Sunday, June 12, 2011


  I love all the sketches and the ideas on pagemaps. Not only do the sketches bring me inspiration, they allow me to get away, and begin to show my creativity. When I saw this sketch, I knew the exact pictures that I wanted to use! Emily loves her gymnastics, and at a very young age, started to practice her Cartwheels in the yard! The pix I used, helps to show the sequence of a cartwheel, and how the body rotates. The paper from Echo Park, Summer Days helped to bring the page to life. I also HAD TO USE Emily's favorite colour purple as the background. The sun was brought to life by a button in the middle, and to frame the page, I used stitching.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Champions Day

I love PAGEMAPS, their sketches and contests! I had SOO MUCH fun doing this layout! What a great layout to display the CHAMPIONS IN MY EYES!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I love to create a layout with sketches.....this one is no exception! I found the perfect pictures of Emily skipping rocks during the summer of 2009. 'Lime Rickey' paper from Basic Grey made for the perfect paper to add a little extra something to this layout.
2.24 sketch challenge

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

yet another sketch!

How I love to be inspired from GREAT sketches...this has been ONE OF MY Favorites yet!!!! The pictures of my baby doll fit perfectly, and the BLISS collection from Crate Paper was PERFECT! A special touch with my own hand stitching, and pearls around the face, and on the add some elegance. I hope you like it!

Sketch Challenge

Here is my take to a great sketch. I love using sketches to get my juices flowing, and this one definately did that!!!! Loved the composition, and what i could do with...