Thursday, September 26, 2013

Family room in the 70s

This 70s room was set up at the Canadian War Museum.  My daughter thought it was just so lame.  My husband and I enjoyed the flashback from our childhood.  I used the ribbon to add some texture to the page.  I used my punch to cut the circles out of some patterned paper that I had.   
This sketch is from Stuck Sketches?! from September 15th.  To see this sketch head over to Stuck Sketches to see all the details for this sketch challenge.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sketch 363 from Scrapbook Challenges

Hello, and thanks for stopping by.  I have a new LO that I created of my son bungee jumping last fall.  It was his first time and he enjoyed it.  I was able to use 3 different photos to show a little of his time jumping up and down.  For this LO I simply used white cardstock for the background and then added some fancy lace paper for a border at the top, some washi tape, some paper flags that came in a kit with buttons and lastly the ribbon across my photos.

To see this sketch go to Scrapbook Challenges for all the details of how to enter their challenge.  Then get outside and enjoy the nice weather that we have this fall.

Sunday, September 22, 2013


In the photos below my son poses with some of the display at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Canada.  This is the second time we visited this museum.  He was younger than and he now has a different appreciation of all that is on display there.  I used the September 1st sketch from Stuck Sketches.
I used mostly scraps to create this LO.  While looking for some paper to cut the circle out of I found this shiny piece of silver paper that I had already cut a circle out of.  I decided to use this instead of an actual circle.  Then I added some other paper scraps, some wood embellishments, a title, and it was done.

To see this sketch and others click here.  Go ahead and give it a try.  You can even enter it on their site and possibly win a prize.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Diefunbunker ---Sketch 362 at Scrapbook Challenges

The latest sketch at Scrapbook Challenges is out.  It is here.


 I used my photo from our trip to Ottawa.  We visited Diefunbunker, a Cold War Museum, about 10 minutes from Ottawa.  It was originally built between 1959-61 to house Canadian leaders during a nuclear attack. Everything in the building is of that era--desks, nurses station, phone etc. It was a very cool museum for me in that it brought back memories of what things looked like when I was little (for me that was the 60s and 70s).

I used some of my double sided paper to create the squares for my LO.  I knew the colors would go together.  I sewed around my page and added a few circles.  I then added some ribbon to give my page some dimension. 
If you would like to give this sketch a try click here to get all the information.  Stop over to SBC to see the added challenges with this sketch.  They are to use washi tape or make this into a double page spread.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look at what I have been creating!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Summer is over .............what have I accomplished?

Plenty of scrapbook pages, that is what I accomplished this summer.  I created over 65 LOs.  Being a librarian at an elementary school gives me my summers off to do as I choose.  Mostly I chose to spend time working in my scrap room.  I did read over 15 books, sent time with my friends and family, and watched more tv than I should have.  Many of my LOs can be seen at my Scrapbook Challenges gallery.  I am on the DT there and we had lots of challenges this summer.
Their most recent challenge is Sketch 360 and a color challenge.
I created my LO of my daughter, who has not wanted her photo taken lately.  I have been taking it anyway!  So here she is with her hands over her face.
To see this challenge, get all the details, and join us at Scrapbook Challenges go here.