Wednesday, 31 May 2017

La La Land

Here we are in June already. Where did May go?

I am really pleased to have been added to the talented group of ladies on the design team at  I've been thinking of giving it a go for a while now, and decided to try it out for the 6 months term. Thank you Debbi. ♥

If you haven't played yet, why not give the challenge a try. The rules are simple;

*Use all 5 colours. Neutrals such as black, white, and kraft (tan) are allowed.
*Choose at least 3 items for the Evidence list as your embellishments.
*Choose one (or more) of the prompts from the Testimony list to write your journaling.

It's that easy.

Debbi posts new challenges on the 1st, and on the 15th, of every month.
You'll be challenged and surprised at how beautiful your layouts will turn out.

Ready to play ?

Here's the challenge for the month of June.

I have to admit, when I saw the colours and the Superhero theme I thought, "Oh, oh...".  Royal blue has got to be one of my least favorite colours. I had none of it in my stash. A trip to Michael's fixed that. I did, however, know exactly what my layout would be about, and it had nothing to do with superheros.

Here's how I solved the case:

The colours Royal Blue, Turquoise, Bright Buttery Yellow, White, and Primary Red are all there.

From the Evidence list: Stripes, Twine, StarburstsStars and tiny Hearts.

I chose the Inspiration Words, Super, Awesome and Wow, as a kickstart to my journaling. Those words clearly represent the way I feel about La La Land.

I would say that the journaling is the most important part of my layout. If you haven't seen La La Land, and plan on seeing it, you might want to skip the journaling as it contains spoilers.

A few up close details:

And there you have it. I enjoyed working on my very first Design Team assignment, and hope you'll find something that inspires you to join us.
I'm leaving you with the movie trailer for this magical movie. Enjoy !
Jacynthe ☺

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Look at that hair !

Hello ladies,
I thought I would combine two challenges in one layout this month. The first is Case File 229 at CSI, and the second is the Tic-Tac-Toe board at Scrap Our Stash.

Here they are:

And here is my layout
From the Tic-Tac-Toe board I chose the left column Journal card, The Colour Yellow, and 3+Pattern Paper.


For the CSI Case File, I incorporated the five colours: Turquoise, White, Lemon Yellow, Pale Blue, and Grey.

The Evidence include:
- Plain cardstock
- Flowers
- Word/phrase stickers

For the Testimony I wrote my journaling in a loopy cursive.

The translated journaling reads;
"Look at that hair !"
It's no wonder that is what most people say when they see Coraline. Not all two year old little girls have such long hair.


I hope you can take inspiration from all of the beautiful layouts posted on both sites.

Thank you for taking the time to look at mine.

Jacynthe ☺

Friday, 21 April 2017

CSI Case 227 - Lovable

We have a beautiful case file over at this month. Here it is:

Here is how I solved the case:

The colours; Pale yellow, Orange, Light cream, Pale olive green and Dark walnut brown are all there.

From the Evidence list I used: Floral pattern, stripes, something fuzzy, animals, flowers, fabric, and a circular element.

On this close-up you can see that I used some white mulberry paper for my fuzzy item. I've had that small piece in my stash forever. I really like the soft effect if creates. The circular element was cut with my Silhouette. The twill tape (also ancient) counts as the fabric evidence and the stamped owl counts as the animal.

And lastly the journaling, which describes my grand-daughter Rosalie's lovable disposition, was written inside a frame.

She's funny, not one bit shy, loves telling stories and making us laugh. She'll have no problem fitting in once she starts kindergarten in September.

That's it for now.

Hope you'll join us for an upcoming CSI challenge. I always love seeing everyone's take on the challenge.

'Til next time,
Jacynthe  ☺

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

SMILE - Bash It Challenge Round 2

Hello ladies,
For this week's Bash It Challenge at 2Peas Refugees, Crystal suggested the items below;

At least one PAPER : A piece of Basic Grey floral paper that has been in my stash for a long time.

At least one Item you can use repeatedly (stamp, ink, mist, stencil, dies, something NON CONSUMABLE): Stamps and ink.

At least one CONSUMABLE (meaning once you put it on the page it is gone) (i.e stickers, alphas, enamel dots/shapes, twine, ribbon etc): Flowers

Something you have not used in at least 3 months: a Martha Stewart small flower punch and a Stampin'Up stamp set.

Something that makes you SMILE : Our dog Félix

5 items of your choice : Buttons, Thickers, something Tim Holtz (stamp), Tags, Silhouette leaf die-cut.

I managed to make one layout from the items I had gathered using the suggested list.

The quote reads: If I had a dollar for every time you made me SMILE I would be a millionaire.  -Author unknown.
Look at that sweet face ♥
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave.
Bye for now. À la prochaine,

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Lady - Bash It challenge

⧫⧫⧫  If I had to describe myself,  the first thing I would definitely say is that I am an animal lover, especially dogs. Animals are often the subject of my scrapbook pages. Case in point, Lady. She's an 11yr old miniature goat whom we adopted last summer. My husband and I bought a small hobby farm three years ago. Since then, the animals and chickens have somehow multiplied. We now have three goats, two sheep, thirty-one hens, one rooster, a pair of bantam chicken, two barn cats, one house cat, and our dog Félix. They keep us busy that's for sure.

This month a new challenge popped up on called the Bash It challenge. We had to choose five old, and five new items from our stash and see how many layouts we could create. Here are the items I chose;

Old (some items have been in my stash for years) :

New (to me) :

And here is my first, and possibly only, layout using mostly the items from my old stash.

I'm so glad I finally used that busy piece of Basic Grey paper. It's been in my stash forever. The title letters were made with the set of clear alphabet stamp, only ever used once. The "guest of honor" flair seemed appropriate. The blue banner, blue journaling paper, and the greyish paper were all from the
6 x 6 pad I recently purchased.

Here you can see the metal brads and clip from the Stampin'Up Hodgepodge hardware kit.
Finally, the journaling.
Hope you like it. Thank you for dropping by.
Bye for now,
Jacynthe ♥

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

14 - February challenges

 I recently discovered a challenge blog called Scrap Our Stash. . They post two challenges monthly. I thought I would give the Tic-Tac-Toe board a try.
I chose the top line : The colour Red, Polka dot paper, and Tag. I killed two birds with one stone by making a tag out of a scrap of polka dotted paper.
I also played along with the February Stash and Bonus challenges at 2Peas Refugees.
From the Stash challenge I used: Something with text, Paper scraps, and heat Embossing.
From the Bonus challenge I used the colours of the mood board.

I decided to scrapbook a photo of our 14yr old Cairn terrier, Félix. We are so lucky that he is still with us. We can't even imagine our life without him.
You can easily see the mood board colours ( Off white, burnt orange, golden yellow, medium teal and navy ) in my choice of papers and embellishments. 
The SOS items; the colour red, polka dot paper, and tag, are also easy to find.
Here's a close-up of the details. I did some copper heat embossing on the navy cut-out in the background.
Thank you for taking a look at my layout. I appreciate you taking the time to do so. Your comments are always appreciated as well.
Bye for now. À la prochaine.
Jacynthe ♥

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Play mom & baby --- CSI case # 221 / January Stash Challenge

Hello all,
I can't believe it took me three weeks to finish my layout for CSI case # 221, and for the January Stash Challenge at 2 Peas.  I kept changing papers, couldn't quite place the flowers, and I didn't really know what to say in the journaling. If that wasn't bad enough, I had to replace a large piece of turquoise paper after everything was glued down because I dropped a big glob of brown paint on it trying to add a few splatters. I almost threw the whole thing out ! Thankfully I found another piece of turquoise patterned  paper in my stash. Turns out it's nicer than the one I had originally chosen. Go figure ☺.

Here's the CSI challenge:

The colours: pale yellow/ivory, turquoise, watermelon pink, yellow green, dark chocolate brown are all there.

From the Evidence list I have: tiny dots, grid pattern, string, different coloured letter (word) stickers, and leaves.

From the Testimony I chose to mix my handwriting with some letter stickers (on the hidden journaling card).

I also followed the sketch fairly closely.

For the January Stash Challenge at 2 Peas I chose three items from the list;
 * Something floral : the background frame border, and the washi tape.
* An unloved tool : my corner rounder, and 2 different Stampin'Up flower stamps. I haven't used those particular tools in quite a while. A shame really because I love the extra touch they give to my page.
* Your handwriting : on the hidden journaling card.

The photos of my grand-daughters were taken by their mom. I journaled about Rosalie's dream of being a mother and how much she takes good care of all of her "babies" which include her little sister, Coraline.

Thank you for stopping by and for any comment you may care to leave.

Have a great week,
Jacynthe ☺