Friday, September 20, 2013


Well, summer is over, school is back in, and it's time to get back on track for all things inside...  I've been SO longing to do some crafting and creating for months now, but time flies by so fast and with some unexpected, but much needed and appreciated, house renovations, I could not physically get into my craft room even if I wanted to!  And oh, how I wanted to!  But we've got a new floor in, have been enjoying football season for the first time (GO HILLTOPPERS!) and had a good summer all around.

With that being said, I was looking for some inspiration a couple of nights ago when I did manage to get into my room, clean off a space on the table and pull out some of the new goodies that I have collected over the summer.  Where do I go for inspiration when starting on a new page?  Why, to my favorite magazine and blogs of course!  Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine always gets me off to a good start with their Sketchy Challenge each month so I printed off a copy of this month's sketch and my creative side started to churn up ideas.
Sept 2013 Sketchy Challenge

 I then checked out the blog of Susan K. Weckesser,  My Sweet Earth.  I was introduced to Susan's line of products last winter on our Crop and Cruise Hawaii trip and loved it immediately!  And digging through my stash, I found I still had some that gave me the final push to my creative process I needed.  She has a monthly challenge, Create to Live, on her blog and when I saw it for this month, I knew that "HAPPINESS" was something I could definitely scrap about!  And the photo and color theme made me immediately know the photos I would scrap about.

With talk on Facebook of snow in various parts of the province, promises of frost hitting us tonight, the first official day of fall happening on Sunday and the cooler air hitting me as I opened the door this morning, my thoughts naturally turned to.... SPRING!!!  Not one to be looking forward to -30 mornings, scraping the windshield, shovelling the sidewalk, walking the dog through the snow banks (it's our first winter with the dog. I'm thinking treadmill training will be the way to go!), and all the cold that comes with winter in Canada, I would rather just keep thinking of my favorite time of the year and the impending happiness that naturally comes with Spring.  So this is the page I came up with...

I started with the flowers from Susie Bee Studios (Susan K. Weckesser) "Bouquet" line, then added paper from "Pebbles", "My Little Yellow Bicycle", letters from "Glitz" and "Bo Bunny", rub-ons from "Fancy Pants" and flowers made myself by melting craft beads in my oven. (thanks to Pinterest for the idea!). 
Hope you enjoy and tune back next Friday for another update from me, my family and my craft room!