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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Life Is A Party

You have to admit it's fun getting dressed up once in a while and going to a great party.


It had been a number of years since I'd last attended an employee party. What a great time it turned out to be. I was accompanied by best friends and my daughter. It was wonderful to see people I hadn't bumped into for quite a while.


Maybe I won't leave it so long to attend another gala.



 I followed along with the Stick It Down sketch by using a template of frames. I chose stars to complement the decorations at the party. Other than making some of the stars different colours to give the page some shine, it didn't take a lot of embellishing.


Double Page Sketch

The sketch is the March double page layout from Stick It Down. There's are also a single page and card layout to play along with too. Be sure to post your finished product on the Stick It Down blog and maybe it will be you we next see as a featured designer.


Card Sketch

Single Page Sketch

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Chillax

CHILLAX: Urban Dictionary (Intransitive Verb)

1. To chill and relax simultaneously.
2. To loosen or reduce the level of stress by employing a more relaxed and groovy outlook.

and I think to add to that:

3. Something you should do every day while on vacation.

And that's just what we did.


The layout is based on the February 1st sketch from Stuck?!
Simple and easy, just like "chillaxing" should be.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Dominoes

Another of the many fun things I like about our cottage  vacation is "Domino Night". It's a monthly tradition with my girlfriends and we have never seen any reason why someone's vacation should interrupt our schedule.


The girls travel to where I am vacationing. They come prepared to stay the night so that we can enjoy ourselves. The day involves sitting in floating chairs on the lake, a great dinner and dominoes. Well there is the wine to take into account as well. :)



I thought I'd carry the theme of the dominoes we are all holding in the photo and do the whole layout in black and white.  The layer under the photo is actually what was left of the white paper after cutting out the dominoes. Thanks Danie for that great up cycling idea. I didn't add a title because it was pretty obvious what the title would be.


My jumping off spot for Dominoes was the February 15th Stuck?! sketch by Laura Whitaker. At first glance it may not seem so, but I swear most of the elements in the sketch can be found in my layout.

Enjoy!





Monday, 6 February 2017

CanIne go fishing too?

What could be more fun for a 6 month old border collie that the space and freedom of a lake to race around on?
 
Little Remmi went for her first ice fishing day with Mommy and Daddy and found the experience so much fun. She ran and ran. She watched over the fishing holes, posed with Mommy when she caught a fish and even kissed a lake trout. You have wonder what goes on in the mind of a dog.


By the time Remmi got home there wasn't an ounce of energy left in her.



The inspiration for this layout is from Stick It Down. It's February's double-page sketch on it's blog. The sketch encouraged me to use different size photos.
Stick It Down also has a card sketch and a single page sketch on their blog.
Maybe you can do all three this month?
It's fun to participate.
You may become next month's featured artist.
Single Page Sketch

Greeting Card Sketch

Monday, 9 January 2017

Girl's Day Out

I am so fortunate to have been the one to host Ellie's first Girl's Day Out.

We started our day travelling an hour to Orillia where we had our McDonald's lunch. Ellie was thrilled to find Gidget in her Kid's Meal box because one of our plans for the day was to see the movie The Secret Life of Pets.


After lunch it was off the park where she and Erica explored every climbing, swinging and playing apparatus there was.


The finale was the movie. Not only was it Ellie's first movie theatre visit but her first 3D movie. She took the 3D in stride reaching out on occasion murmuring 'kitty', 'come kitty'. So close to her did they seem that she thought she could reach out and touch them.


I have two favourite pictures of that day. The first is at the start of my first page showing Ellie all excited for her first girl's day out. The second is at the end of the second page with the little Sweetie sound asleep after her big adventure. It seemed a good beginning and end for my double-page layout.



The inspiration for this layout is from Stick It Down. It's January's double-page sketch on it's blog. The sketch worked perfectly for a sequence of photos. Using a sequence was important for my layout because I wanted to detail our day step-by-step.



Stick It Down also has a card sketch and a single page sketch on their blog.
Maybe you can do all three this month?
It's fun to participate.
You may become next month's featured artist.
Single Page Sketch
Card Sketch
ENJOY GETTING YOUR CREATIVE ON!