Posted by: scrappininak | July 29, 2015

My Favorite

This is Splodge up a tree.  She was the runt of a litter, so tiny but with a huge heart and sense of adventure.  She once fought off a large intruding tomcat while our large male cowered in the bath tub!!

When I saw Shawn Mahr’s page I knew I just had to scraplift it – so many wonderful details.  This is how mine turned out.


Posted by: scrappininak | July 28, 2015

Scrappy Friends Challenges

I have a lot of fun creating summer pages – so colorful and there are so many perfect embellies. I always feel it lifts my spirit.  For this page I found a very old metal frame (Bazzill?).  I inked it blue metallic and decided to create a fun title block with it.  First I added some Crate Paper packaging as a back.ground then I stated adding stickers and diecuts and acrylic items and beads.  Love how it turned out..

This page was inspired by Brenda Ragsdale’s wonderful sketch.  As you can see I changed it up a bit !! Instead of one of the photos I substituted my title block.  Instead of two of the paper strips I substituted a row of stamping and two rows of washi.  That’s what I love about sketches – it’s a great starting point.


For Rochelle’s tictactoe challenge I used the bottom row: the stamping, glitter (on sticker letters) and striped paper



Posted by: scrappininak | July 27, 2015

Gone Fishin’

We spend a lot of our summer fishing – mainly halibut or salmon but we get a lot of rockfish, cod and sometimes an odd octopus.

.  The boat colors and SB accents really lent itself to a nautical theme for  Kelly’s challenge at 3 scrappy friends . – I used the navy, red , white and a little bit of pale blue



Posted by: scrappininak | July 24, 2015

D-lish Inspiration

Loved this inspiration board over at D-lish Scraps – gorgeous colors – perfect for this photo of Nathan relaxing on the boat, enjoying the serenity of the surroundings.  I was inspired by the photo viewer, multi-patterned banners, chevrons, the woodgrain. I rotated the sketch 90 degrees to the right



Posted by: scrappininak | July 23, 2015

Stash Busting

Every time I create a page I really try to incorporate old stuff along with the new.  This page has a VERY old chipboard word from Bazzill,old flowers, and old Bo Bunny paper.  Unusually, I created this page without first having picked out a photo.  Since its raining I wanted to make a colorful page.  Fortunately I found this photo of our family on the beach (note Nathan poking Dan or sprinkling sand on his face – oh well – real life).  I then just layered two frames over the single photo.

This page was inspired by the July 15th sketch at Stuck Sketches

7 July 15 2015 - Stuck


Posted by: scrappininak | July 23, 2015

Scrap Our Stash Challenge

The second challenge at Scrap Our Stash was a fun sketch by Emma Straface.  I decided to go neutral – using photos of my mum’s dog rolling in the fresh cut grass – simple pleasures !!  I added a layered banner under the bottom photo



Posted by: scrappininak | July 18, 2015

Boys Rule Sketch

I love the sketches over at Boys Rule.  This is the July sketch. I had this really fun photo of Nathan when he was younger in Maui – ready to go exploring the tide pools.

7 jULY 15 2015 - Boys Rule LWD


Posted by: scrappininak | July 18, 2015

Sharing a Card and Tag

Both these were published in the July issue of Scrapbook Generation’s CREATE magazine.  They were based on sketches and there are a ton of different interpretations and styles in this edition.

I don’t normally do tags but I love how this one turned out.  It is a pocket tag and holds gift cards for a movie and icecream.


I found these seed beads at Joanns and knew I had to have them – very fun for shaker cards.  Can’t get enough of those Jolee’s 3D crabs and starfish either


Posted by: scrappininak | July 17, 2015

Summer Has Been

And gone !!! Today is windy and wet – very stormy.  So today I thought I’d share with you a page I created for the July edition of Scrapbook Generation’s CREATE magazine.   Check it out to find lots more summer inspiration pages.

My page has a kind of retro feel.  I handcut the rainbow swirls from cardstock, added some masking and frames and of course a few Silhouette cutfiles.  Bananarama’s song – “It’s a cruel,cruel summer” kept running through my head – that’s where I got the title


Posted by: scrappininak | July 16, 2015


When it gets hot here in the summer we leave the sliding glass doors open to get a bit of a breeze.  Of course the cats then bring in entertainment!!  I was working at the computer when I suddenly became aware that the two cats and dog were circling a chair and staring intently underneath.  Of course it was a shrew.  Our resident shrew and bird catcher, dd Lauren, quickly got to work and captured it and removed from the house. Sometimes it has benefits.  Once, the shrew disappeared under the sofa and was nowhere to be seen.  As we searched under the cushions etc we did find a lot of rubbish which Lauren was assigned to clean out, then she vacuumed the floor under the sofa too but still no shrew.  We finally found it, still alive, under the rug.

Today, I’d like to share a page with you from the July edition of Scrapbook Generation’s CREATE magazine.  There are lots of inspiring suggestions for ways to use stencils in this edition


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