Saturday, May 19, 2018

Let's Celebrate Party Animal

Hello! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

I would like to share at Cute Card Thursday where the challenge is "The Great Outdoors"

What I used:
images on front - SU "Happy Camper," CTMH "April Word Puzzle" and "Camper Crazy"
sentiment on front - Paper Smooches
trees inside - SU "Happy Camper"
sentiments - CTMH "Just to Say..." D1629 and Jaded Blossoms "Party Animal"
patterned paper - Bo Bunny "Camp-a-lot" 6x6

Friday, May 18, 2018

Celebrate Cupcake

Happy Friday!
The challenge over at Shopping our Stash is "for the kids". Here is my card. Even the image was literally from the stash as it was in the "coloured images" pile from long ago. I love how it turned out though.

And a peek at the envelope - LOVE decorating my envelopes!

Thanks for visiting!

Shanna :)

What I used:
image - Stamping Bella
die cut sentiment - Stampin Up Celebrate You Thinlits
envelope - CTMH - "Happy Mail" - one of my all time favourites!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!

 Hello and Happy Mother's Day! I love decorating my envelopes to mail, so thought I 'd share this one. CTMH's "Happy Mail" is one of my faves for decorating envelopes.

 Here is a shot of my Mama with my baby brother and I circa 1979. Isn't she a beauty?

 Here she is again with my youngest in 2008. My boys sure love their Nanny!

And with my eldest in 2008.

Building a snowman in 2009

 And with my nephew at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park in 2017

I would like to share my card at:

Heart to Heart - Mother's Day

Thanks for visiting!

Shanna :)

I used:
CTMH "Over the Rainbow" and "Happy Mail"
sentiment - CTMH "Holiday Tags"
inks: Tulip. Sunflower, Sunset, Lagoon
MFT stitched rectangle dies

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Super Hero Birthday

I have a fun birthday card to share today. It came together quickly thanks to this fun chipboard Spiderman.

I would like to share at:

Crazy 4 Challenges - Super Hero

Make My Monday - wet or dry embossing

Enjoy your day!
Shanna :)

Monday, April 30, 2018

Live in the Sunshine

 I've been busy in my scrap room - we have lots of family birthdays in the spring!

I just realized I forgot to photograph the inside - this is my Mom's Birthday card. This quote seemed more fun for the front than the standard Happy Birthday since it fit with the theme.

I would like to share again at Inspired By - Time to Garden

And at Seize the Birthday - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Thinking of You

Today I have a card with a spring feel. I used the current sketch at Freshly Made as well as Laurel's Garden theme at Inspired By. I used to have a fabulous pair of red and white polka dot rubber boots that I wore gardening on the mucky days. They were so much fun!

 A peek at the inside - the verse says:
In every walk with nature one receives far more than one seeks. - John Muir

Unfortunately, the light was a bit too low when I took my photos! I had to make it work, but I notice that the washi tape I used looks like a different colour on one side of my image - oh well - it is the same tape, but the lighting definitely wasn't working for me.

I would like to share at:
Freshly Made Sketches - I rotated the sketch


Inspired By - Time to Garden

Thanks for stopping by!

What I used:
papers: Echo Park - So Happy Together
image: Stamping Bella
sentiments - CTMH

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Santa's Little Helpers

Today I have a layout to share at Shopping Our Stash where the theme is - Mythical or Magical. My boys enjoyed helping to wrap gifts and pretending to be elves. They were so small here!

Journalling: Wesley enjoyed telling Daddy about him and Cameron wrapping gifts at Auntie Krista's house. "I was the "bower," we were being elves!"

I used some Thickers that had apparently been hanging around just to be used on this layout, since the green matched my Bo Bunny paper perfectly!

Here's hoping you are enjoying your weekend!

Shanna :)

Friday, April 27, 2018

The sound of the bag pipes

When I saw Laurel's prompt for Mindful Monday over at Seabrook Designs, I knew I had to find time to play along.
This week's prompt was: sound. Before long, I was thinking about the haunting, yet profoundly beautiful, sound of the bag pipes, and my page started to take shape. It felt great to dig through my supplies and create a page - it had been way too long! I am going to start a brand new 8.5 x 11 album for this type of scrapping!

Journalling says: The 1st time I remember hearing the bagpipes was on a family road trip to BC. We were admiring the scenery at Lake Louise when someone started to play. I was 17, and falling in love with the mountains. The sound will always remind me of travel and exploring new places.
On an (extended family) RV trip in 2011, we happened upon the Highland Games in Eldon, PEI. 

Hidden behind the family photo (apparently I had lots to write) on a tag: Cam participated in long jump and Gerry placed 2nd in the caber toss & got his photo in the local paper! There were, of course, several Pipe Bands - one is pictured here. What a wonderful welcome to PEI! That was August 6, 2011

Journalling: In Februray 2013, we headed to the Rockies because I was presenting at a conference in Banff! Skiing was the highlight! I was thrilled to return to Lake Louise & experience the views on skis! Blue/yellow dot bottom right is Cam

 The family photo was taken at Peggy's Cove later on the same RV trip to the East Coast in 2011. Oooh, they were so little! And now, almost 7 years later, both my boys are taller than me and at least as tall as their Dad!!! I feel so small these days!

 I would like to share at Mindful Monday where the prompt is: sound

And at Inspirational where the prompt is: play

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Weekend!

Shanna :)

What I used:
CTMH stamps: Photogenic, A Melody, Sweet Music
Stampin' Up - On Film Framelits Dies
Bo Bunny letter stickers
papers: Authentique, Simple Stories, My Mind's Eye (plaid)
Scrapbook and Cards Today Celebrate Canada Set
various stickers