Monday, March 29, 2010

Creative Challenge #50

We are winding down from a busy weekend & Monday here at our household. It is time for bedtimes to return to normal. Have dinner at home, then have baths & jammies - you know the normal routine. I actually didn't take many photos this weekend even though we did so much with friends & family. I tried to be in the moment as they were coming along instead of trying to get that perfect photo. Anyone else get like this every once in awhile?

Today i bring you some prompts. I hope this list of requirements for a page spark your creativity on your next page. Don't forget to link us up!

• At least 8 squares or rectangles filled with paper or photos
• Flower with a brad, button or screw in the centre
• Piece of cardboard
• A monogram

Here is the page i created using this list. Hard to believe my baby girl is so close to being a year old already. She is such a sweet girl & we are so lucky to have her as part of our family.

- kayleigh

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Copy Cat Challenge #50

Okay, so I just got back from swimming lessons with Addison and she is fast asleep. Just enough time to give you guys another wonderful Copy Cat Challenge. Today I found this awesome layout by Paula and I knew I had to lift it. I love the large circle and the colours just pop. I can't wait to see what you guys come up with. Don't forget to link us to your page in the comments field. I'll post everyone's pages next week. Happy Scrapping! - Tara

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Photo A Day: Part 6

Hello. How is everyone? It's midweek and soon the weekend will be here :) Last weekend was rainy & cold. I'm hoping this weekend will be sunny and not too cool. I need to get in my gardens. Since we moved I'm not sure whats growing in there :) Here are a few photos from my Photo A Day. - Tara

Friday, March 19, 2010

Creative Challenge #49

Hello - it's Kayleigh! Hope everyone is enjoying some sunshine weather in your neck of the woods. We have had some awesome weather these days with 15+ highs. (Snow is no longer welcome here!) We have battled some sickness here at the Wiles household this past week & are all thankfully feeling better. Thank goodness, its really no fun when both parents are sick & both kids are under the weather as well.

Today i bring you some inspiration from my own gallery, i had fun gathering up pages that i did ages ago & one i did just for this challenge. So your challenge is simple: Create a title out of a stamped alphabet. You can try playing with the blending modes & opacity to make the texture of the paper show through or you could leave them solid for a 'thick paint' look as well.

This is the page i created for this challenge. I am working through some older photo sets that i have been avoided because of the number of them. Count 'em up girls there are 11 photos on this page! Love this new tall alpha by Katie on this page.

On this page below i used the stamped alpha to it's full opacity.

On this page i added a stroke to the outside of the alpha & then added a shadow to make it look more like a sticker.

On this page i played with different colours to add more interest to the title ... pretty sure i changed the blending mode as well.

Sigh ... Can't wait to get to the beach this year ...

Hope you are feeling a little inspired by this little challenge & link us to your masterpiece! Thank you for reading along! - kayleigh

Take a look ...

Take a look at the fabulous pages from the last Copy Cat Challenge #49. I love seeing everyone pages. It nice to see everyone's take. Thanks! Check back next week for an all new Copy Cat. Have a great weekend. -Tara

Layout by Echogirl:

Layout by Gabi:

Layout by Crystalbella77:

Layout by Mungerre:

Layout by Kim:

Layout by Heidi2008:

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Gallery Inspiration

Good morning everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend. It was very windy and rainy here, but that was okay, sometimes you need a weekend indoors. Today I'm bring you seven layouts to spark your creative mojo. Hope you have a great week- Tara

This first layout is by Wendymorton: Love all the circle embellishments and the adorable photo.

This next layout is by Deenaw: Love the colours and the photo is BEAUTIFUL, just like her design.

This layout is by Eshter_a: her layout is so cool. Love how I can watch her grow through the years. Love the colour treatment on her photos. Might have to steal this idea :)

This layout is by readstoomuch: Love the design and the colour scheme is PERFECT! Love pink and brown together. And those photos are toooo CUTE!

This layout is by 1girl1boy: Love the monochromic feel with the pop of colour. The tinting on the photo is GREAT!

This layout is by GemmaC: Love the orange & brown together, it really POPS! The design and the accents are PERFECT!

This layout is by Kelleanne: Love the orange and the funky background. Okay I love everything :)

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Copy Cat Challenge #49

I had to lift this page of Tara's when i saw it - i loved the design, the bit of brushwork, the journaling in between the blocks, the texture of the background, the little screws holding down the photo. OK everything about it! I like the idea of showcasing one special photo. (Especially after i have just completed a bunch of multi photo pages, 9 out of 12 have 7 or more photos!)

Please join me in lifting our very own Tara!

Here is my lift:

- kayleigh

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Where to find . . .

If you're looking to buy any of Vinnie Pearce wonderful designs you can now find them at Two Peas in a Bucket. Vinnie started selling her designs there as of February. Here is one of her newest releases. Happy Scrapping! - Tara

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Creative Challenge #48

This time around i challenge you to create a rectangular photo block. You can mix up the spots with paper & photos for visual interest or even integrate your journaling or title work into the grouping. Have a look at the examples below for some more inspiration.

Love this example by Amber - the circle on the right side of the grouping adds a nice interest. (Plus this page is a template by Pattie Knox!)

This rectangular grouping has lots of visual interest. I love the mix Renee created of paper & photos with the little details added here & there.

Katrina completed this page is 30 minutes from one of Cassie's chats! WTG girl! I love the series of photos placed behind the frame.

This page by michelleL incorporates lots of paper & then allows the focus on her special photo. Such a fun, playful page.

This page by Paula has such a nice balance to it, the pink paper in the background nicely shows off the grouping of photos. Beautifully done!

Here is the page i created based on this challenge. I had lots of photos to use (which i always find overwhelming!) I originally started this page making it two pages, but i changed my mind & put the two groupings together onto one page to create the tight grouping.

- kayleigh

A Photo A Day: February

It's sunny and nice out! I'm loving it even though I'm inside cleaning : ) It just feels like SPRING! Here are my favorite photos for the month of February. I'm so HAPPY I'm doing the Photo a Day. It is so well worth it and now it doesn't even seem like work, I automatically pick up the camera and take pictures. I would love to see your favorite photo to date. Please link me up in the comments field. Have a GREAT weekend! - Tara

Addison in her first bathing suit getting ready for swimming lessons.

I love watching Addison sleep.

A fun photo of us in the snow making our first snowman.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

We will miss you Bonnie ...

Our fellow Creative Team member Bonnie has suddenly passed away. The news still doesn't seem real & we are all in complete shock. She just began a new lease on life with love, beautiful grandchildren & the opportunity to enjoy her recent retirement. She has left her family a legacy with the pages that she has created. Please take a few minutes & visit her gallery. Such a strong reminder to all of us as scrappers that what we are doing by capturing our thoughts & feelings on pages is such a treasure to the ones around us once we pass on not just art.

Please click on the team page she created below to be directed to her gallery.

You can also visit this thread at Designer Digitals to leave some words: We have lost a very dear friend.

Now go hug the ones you love & tell them you love them too.
- kayleigh

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gallery Inspiration-All About Me

I'm loving it today. It's nice and sunny out and it feels a little like SPRING! I can't wait to wear my flip flops :) I'm counting the days. Today's Gallery Inspiration is all about AAM pages. At Designer Digitals they have challenges every other week to get you creating all about me pages. Check out their blog for the newest challenge HERE. Here are 10 fabulous pages to get you inspired to start scrapping about yourself. We never like scrapping about ourselves but if we don't who will. Plus some day your kids are going to love reading all about their Moms and Dads. To see more pages check at the All About Me Gallery at Designer Digitals. Happy Scrapping! - Tara

Layout by Brittany

Layout by Crystal

Layout by Jana

Layout by Jen

Layout by Kchris

Layout by Carollee

Layout by Sarah

Layout by Michelle

Layout by Amy

Layout by Missybaby

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Creative Challenge #47

Well, the Olympics are over. What am I going to watch now :( I have to congratulate all the athletes especially the Canadians. 14 GOLDS! WOW! The most by any one country in Winter Olympic history. That's amazing. I'm so proud to be Canadian.

Today I'm bringing you another Creative Challenge. I was so inspired by Kayleigh's last week and so missed doing those types of challenges. Those types of challenges is why Kayleigh and I started doing the blog in the first place. We hope you join in and link us to your layout in the comments field. I will post all layouts next week. Have a great week everyone :) - Tara

• Textured Paper
• One Photo
• Doodle, Loopy or Scribble Brushes
• Vellum Piece
• Monogram

I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with. Here is my page.

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