Monday, April 28, 2014

National Scrapbooking Day with We R Memory Keepers!

Good morning! This coming Saturday is an exciting one for scrapbookers--it's National Scrapbooking Day! And We R Memory Keepers is bringing you some inspiration early to get your creative mojo flowing for this weekend.  You should have arrived here by way of the talented Shannon Morgan, but if you get off track, no worries, the full list of hop participants is listed at the end of this post.
For my hop project, I chose We R Memory Keepers Game Day to showcase this picture of my soccer-loving son. We're right in the middle of soccer season, and this boy genuinely loves the game.  My hubby took this picture of him last season, and I've been waiting for the perfect collection to use to document it.  I love that Game Day has great muted colors that represent a few different sports.

I added some machine stitching around the edges of the papers for some added detail, and popped up some of the embossed stickers with foam squares.

This journaling card is from Game Day's Albums Made Easy set--I love using Albums Made Easy cards as journaling spots on layouts. They match perfectly, and have an extra bit of detail, too! I love how that WRMK washi matches the soccer ball pattern.

Be sure to check out all of the WONDERFUL inspiration you'll see at the other hop stops, and comment along the way for the chance to win some AWESOME WRMK prizes.  Thanks for stopping by, and Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Full list of hop participants:
We R Memory Keepers -
Traci Penrod -
Shannon Morgan -
Jennifer McDermott -
Amanda Johnson –
Aly Dosdall -
Pam Bray -
Rebecca Fellows -

Friday, April 4, 2014

April Bog Hop with Kiwi Lane Designs!

Good morning!  And welcome to the Kiwi Lane April Blog Hop!  You should have come here from the fabulous Catherine Povec's blog.  If you get lost along the way, just head back to Kiwi Lane's blog for the hop order. And be sure to comment along the way--one lucky blog participant will win a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane store JUST for commenting.  The hop goes until 11:59 MDT on Sunday, April 6, and the winner of the gift certificate will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, April 10th.

Did you know that April is Superhero Month?  Well, it is, and I don't know about you, but I've got three superhero-lovin' boys in this house.  When I received the Wacky designer templates I'd  be using for this blog hop, I knew that I wanted to make something for my son that used that fun spikey template.  I thought about making one continuous blurb with the spiky template and turning it into one of those BAM! or POW!  bubbles a la the original Batman series.  Since we're redoing his bedroom, I decided a throw pillow would be fun!

To create the pillow, I sewed around some white scrap fabric to make the actual pillow.  Then I ironed on some fusible interfacing to the back of my red and white polka dot fabric, and then placing the template on the fabric, I traced around it, then flipped it over and traced around it again, so it made one big spiky circle.  Then I grabbed my fabric scissors (not my paper scissors!!) and cut it all out!  I ironed it onto the white background, and then fired up the Silhouette to make the "BAM!".  I cut out the sentiment on a scrap of blue heat transfer vinyl, and ironed it on top of the red and white polkas, then stuffed and sewed shut. And, BAM! there you have it---a superhero throw pillow!

You now get the privilege of stopping by Kristy Lee's blog.  Tell her I said hi!