Thursday, 19 January 2017

Lay it Out Thursday with Imelda - Scrapbook Process #8 *Happy as a Sparkle

Hi Everyone! 

Things have been quite busy here since the hubby and I are traveling to Jamaica for a destination wedding this week! 💕 Can't wait to relax and enjoy some time in the sun with friends. Canada is having some typical winter weather, Tuesday school buses were even cancelled.

I am entering the Stuck? Sketches challenge for January. You can see the challenge here. I was super inspired by not only the sketch but all the featured layouts created by the design team and the featured layouts. 

Here is the sketch. 

I chose to scrapbook some photos of my daughter and I. We were out for lunch at a local Mexican restaurant.  yum!!!

I used mostly the November 2014 Studio Calico Kit 'Park Ave' and other elements from my stash. The inspiration for the layout, other than the photos, were the coloured transparency pieces. I loved the mix of pink and purple and I really loved the chipboard diamonds with the touches of gold. 

The inspiration for the title comes directly from my daughter. It is actually a something she said that stuck with me and absolutely personifies her personality and positivity. We were hanging out one day and she was in an exceptionally good mood. She was acting quite silly and so I asked her what was up.  She proceeded to answer "I'm just so happy. I'm happy as a sparkle!" Since then, I have wanted to use this as a title for a layout of her sweet happy face! 

Loved the soft touch of lace, stitching and tulle. The pink, purple and gold contrasted against the black and white, I think, worked beautifully!

I had so much fun creating this layout and hope that you will check out the process video. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit! Hope you enjoy the video and subscribe to our channel. 
Have a great weekend! 

xo Imelda

Monday, 9 January 2017

Make It Monday With Linda - Card Process #3 *Reach For the Stars


I hope everyone is have a great start to the week! I know I am, the kids are back in SCHOOL!!!!!
The weekend was a little busy but low key which was nice. My daughter got a cold and we have been snuggling. So this card that I have made is a super simple and did not take very long... there wasn't very much to this card but I liked how it was simple and came together very well.
Please let me know your thoughts, or if you make a card please share it with us!!!

 What I used are:
*Blue cardstock
*Light baby blue carstock
*Embelishment gems
*Reach for the stars - Rub On

You can view the process here! Hope you enjoy!

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Sunday, 1 January 2017

Make it Monday With Imelda - Scrapbook Process #7 *4 Feet

Hi Everyone! 
Hope everyone had a very wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!! We had so much fun filled with family and laughter, just the way it should be! 💕

This new year, I am hoping to take some big steps in my life. In Canada it is becoming increasingly difficult to become a teacher, I have been applying for about 3 years. First you must work as an Occasional Teacher, (OT) then you must work as a Long Term Occasional, then, and only then can you get an interview for a permanent position.  For the past two years I have been working as an Educational Assistant and taking courses to expand my teaching skills. I was finally able to land an interview in November 2016 for the OT list. I am hoping to hear back soon.  Fingers crossed!

I have also made it my goal, to by the end of the year join a Design Team. I am in the process of applying to some and waiting for the DT call for others. Fingers crossed again!  This month I have been invited to be a Guest Designer over at Do-Al(l) Kreatives. The theme for the month is "New". We were asked to simply create a project that showcases something new about us. I chose to focus on our new dog and here is what I was able to come up with.☺. You can view the process video Here

I used mostly the Studio Calico December 2015 kit (yes I'm a hoarder and finally caved). I really loved the "hello" paper and am currently really enjoying the colour teal and mint! I especially love the contrast with pink! The title came from a quote I found on Pinterest, I used the grey alphas from the kit.

Other than the kit, I used some My Mind's Eye small phrases stickers in teal and pink, a small SMASH flag clip, which so appropriate for this layout and my journalling, was slightly chewed up by our new dog. I also used some Michaels enamel dots, white tissue paper, Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in Cherry Pink, and some Teal Colour mist from a previous Studio Calico Kit.

My journalling reads: 
We inherited you from Uncle Jake over Easter dinner 2016. We were told you were very well behaved. They weren't completely wrong, but they weren't completely right either. Over the next few days we would discover your love of eating the kids' stuffed toys, with particular attention given to the eyes.  Since then however, you have learned so much. We have grown to love our perfectly imperfect little guy. You still enjoy chewing up anything left within your reach, remote controls included, but we absolutely love you. All your cuteness and love you have for us makes it all worth it.  December 2016

To type my journalling I used an old typewriter that I purchased online. In Canada we have an app called VarageSale - which essentially is a virtual garage sale. I really lucked out, since I got it before the Typecast typewriters became as popular as they are now. 

Please check out the other beautiful projects by the Do-Al(l) Kreatives Design Team for January. Hope you find some inspiration among all the beautiful projects. 

I wish you all a very happy start to this new year. 

xo Imelda