Wednesday, April 30

Cool Kid

This boy and his cat crack me up... they are like two peas in a pod! Lucky has the perfect personality for a rambunctious fella like Rohan!  

Rohan has very good cat manners; he is very gentle with Lucky and doesn't tease or annoy him intentionally.  All he wants is a snuggle, and even then he doesn't push too much.  However, he is still only 6 after all, and little boys can play LOUD!  When Lucky has had enough, he just goes upstairs to his quiet place to recharge.

This paper and embellies were all part of a past Studio Calico kit... and I have to admit, I love the concept, but I really struggled with this beautiful graphic design paper. 

Sometimes I think I'm just in a scrapbook rut, in that when something is outside of my wheelhouse I can't figure out which direction to take.  Sure, I got the layout done... but I feel like I haven't "wowed" myself in a long time.  You know that feeling when you are finished a layout and you can't wait to show someone else because you are just so thrilled with it?!  Yeah, I haven't really had that lately. 

I'm sure it will pass... I probably just need to find more time in my Scrapbook space and work out those creative blocks.



Thanks for stopping by!
Steph

Monday, April 28

Cat In the Hat

I've been collecting Blythe dolls this past year, and one of the trendy items to outfit your doll with are these beautiful critter hats by Sweet Days.  When Ingrid posted this pink cat hat I just had to have it!

It was just by chance that one day when I was sorting through my Blythe hats, and poor Ralphie was sleeping on my desk, that I noticed the hat would probably fit him.  Well, it's safe to say that Blythe doll heads are about the same size as a Persian Cat's head!  haha! 

Since that day, whenever I receive a new Blythe hat, Ralphie has a little photoshoot with it first.  I have to schedule them just after a nap while he's still groggy, but I don't think he minds much anyway ;-) 


I dug out one of my favorite kits for this layout: Studio Calico Sugar Rush  (They still have some of the SC patterned paper left)

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great week!
Steph

Sunday, April 27

Creative Scrappers Sketch 267

Here is my take on yet another fabulous Creative Scrappers Sketch!  I really enjoyed working with this two photo layout.  I struggled a bit with the color combo since the photos have such a bold background, but all in all I think it worked out well :-) 

These Photobooth photos are one of my absolute favorite things about a S&CT Crop and Create!  The floral backgrounds are always the same, so the only way to really tell which photo was taken at which crop is by our clothes!  (Ahem... I've been known to wear shirts to the crop that match the photobooth LOL)




Thanks for stopping by my blog, and be sure to visit the Creative Scrappers Blog to link up your take on this week's sketch for a chance to win a prize from this month's sponsor Scraptastic Kit Club!

Also, CS is having a DT Call so while you're linking up your layouts on the blog, why not apply to be a part of this wonderful team!

Cheers,
Steph

Friday, April 25

Creative Scrappers - Birthday Bash

Welcome to the Creative Scrappers Blog Hop!
 
Creative Scrappers is celebrating 6 years of Creating with Sketches and we’re so excited to share 12 new sketches for you today and some inspiring layouts as well.

 

We’ll be giving away a few prizes so be sure to play along and check back on Saturday night April 26th to see if you’re the lucky winner!

Here are the different ways you can play along:

1. Like Creative Scrappers on Facebook
2. Comment on our
blog or on Facebook page
3. Help Spread the news!

Here is a copy of my sketch created by Kristine Davidson:
 
And here is the project that I created with photos of my sister's Birthday last year!






I loved working with this sketch because of all the mix of patterned papers I had to use.  The different layers and stitching really helped me get the texture I was in the mood to create. 

Please join us in celebrating this wonderful milestone for Create Scrappers!!! 

Here is the Blog Hop Order
 
Stephanie Hart (<-You are Here)
Tara Elias

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Head on over to the Creative Scrappers blog and download our sketches from today's birthday bash blog hop! We have tons of giveaways on our facebook page today thanks to our our awesome blog hop sponsors : 
Creative Scrappers, Let's Capture Our Memories,  Paper Camellia, Creative Embellishments, My Scraps & More, Scrapbook & Cards Today, Simple Stories, Jillibean Soup, Pinkfresh Studio, Davida Stafford - CTMH, Paper Issues, My Creative Scrapbook

Thank you for playing along today and helping us celebrate 6 years of awesome sketches and layouts!  Check in Sunday with us for more layouts using Sketch 267.
 
Please visit Tara's Blog to continue the Blog Hop!



Tuesday, April 1

LCOM's Monthly Color Spot Challenge!

I was thrilled when Isabelle from Let's Capture Our Memories contacted me to participate in their monthly Color Spot Challenge!  I loved the inspiration board and digging through my Maggie Holmes collection seemed like a perfect fit!
 
Here is my layout of our Ralphie!  I can't get enough of those crazy ears!


 
 
Here is the lovely Inspiration board!
http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.ca/

Be sure to check out the LCOM shop, they have added lots of new Winter CHA goodies lately! 

Have a great week!
Steph
xo