Saturday, December 14, 2013

CCC#019 Tags Challenge: Red & Green

Hello, hello, anybody there?
My blog has been quiet lately.
 I went back to work. 
I've also been trying to keep up with the bustle of the season. 

This month's tag challenge at Catherine and Cathy Create is red, white, and green is an easy one to play along this month. Be sure to upload your project for this month's challenges. 

I used my sewing machine to stitch some
crinkled seam binding to form a darling little tree! 
Have a wonderful holiday season! 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

CCC #016: December 2013 Challenge

Hey All!
It's time for more challenges at!

(anything Christmas)

As you may have noticed, I make Christmas 'stuff' all year long, it's just more fun in December!

This wine tag started as a failed card. Yep, garbage.
Not really garbage, but I did swear I messed it up and put it in a pile of stamped images that needed a second look.
Now I adore the look.

I stamped the coloured part of the tree on watercolour paper after misting the ink with water while still on stamp.
Did it again.
Then sprayed more water.
Still unhappy with how it didn't look like the version in my head I set it aside.

After a while I stamped the outline and added the background colours, it made me smile again.

The rest of the tag seriously came together by grabbing a few pieces in my hand and liking the random grouping it made. saying it again, gotta love the tag a bag accessories!
This is likely how it will be displayed this season.
Too cute to part with ;)

Be sure to head on over and try this month's challenge for yourself!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

CCC November

Hey all! 
Time is getting near for your challenge entries to be linked at

There's a prize!!!!!!!
A good one!!!!

Maybe I can send an extra goody to a commenter from my blog who links up for November at in one of three challenges, then pop back here to let me know you played along. 

Too busy? 
Already have a lot of projects due by Saturday?

Fudge a bit, use the challenges as a way to kick start mojo and get two with one stone kinda thing. 

Looking forward to what everyone creates!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Last of my Puzzle Pieces!

Here is a look of the last few I have completed.
 I will share my completed puzzle when I receive all the swap pieces.



Friday, November 22, 2013

November MME Sketch and Crop Circles SBD

Hey All!
Keeping up with my challenges challenge,
 I am submitting my take on this Sketch by
 Ronda Palazzari for My Mind's Eye:
Ronda Palazzari MME November Sketch
Want to link up yours too? Click HERE
Here Goes!!!
I used my "Time for Tea" Glittered Paper
Aaaaaaaannnnnnddddddddddddd here is this month's Same But Different. We all get the same supplies and create something out of them. Its great to see all the different looks.
Warren will no doubt tell me the success of this layout is because of him.
Ah that humble hubby of mine lol!
Please excuse the horrible phone edit.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

More puzzle swap photos

Thought I'd share more of the pieces I have completed for the puzzle swap with the ladies in Crop Circles.
Seems there's a theme I really like ;)


Monday, November 18, 2013

November "It's Sketchy" Challenge

Hi All,
I decided to enter the November "It's Sketchy" Challenge at Canadian Scrapbooker, here goes...

It's more from the family photo shoot. Trying to do this year's photos different from last year, maybe I should put them in an album eventually.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

CCC #015: November 2013 Tags Challenge

CCC #015: November 2013 Tags Challenge  - Stripes
Have I told you how much I adore the Tag a Bag kit from Stampin' Up?
They make for quick and cute little tags. 
They are my "go to" when I need an inspiration for my CCC projects.
The stripes on the grey were perfect for today's tag!
Added some ruffle ribbon, and punches.
Perfect gift tag!
Now head on over to to participate in this month's challenges.


Saturday, November 9, 2013

December Daily Official sneak #3

Up today on the December Daily edition
are a few of my mini glassine envelopes.
They have to be my favorite part
 of the book (before pictures of course)! 


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

December Daily Official sneak #2

Once again I'm showing more of my December Daily.

Up today are my memorabilia envelopes.

 I wanted to give them a similar look.
Have you started yours yet?
Post a link in comments if you have, I'd love to see!
Still more to show another time.
What's that last one?!
Why a vellum textured piece covered in glitter!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My family and the Sketchbook365 Nov. Sketch

I decided to start entering more challenges to keep me crafty. 

The first one up is my layout based on this one by Yana Smakula as the November Sketchbook 365 challenge.

The fall family photo shoot is still at the top of my photo stack, and I couldn't wait to do this pic of my hubby and kids.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

December Daily Official sneak #1

Hi Everyone!
I know I promised to keep up with December Daily this year,
I'm working on it!
Here's a little snippet of what is on the cover and inside.

Work in progress.
Stay tuned for more DD sneaks!

Friday, November 1, 2013

CCC #013: November 2013 Challenge - Play with triangles

New month of challenges over at!

And let me tell ya, this month's challenge was a doozy for me!

Play with Triangles they said.

Very good.

I sketched up a full sheet of ideas and plans.
Then I sat down with my stamps and got to work.
I wanted a Remembrance Day theme.

My final piece, which I am really pleased with, want even on my sketch sheet.
Funny how that works.

"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working" Pablo Picasso.

How true. 
Sometimes you just need to sit with your favourite supplies and play.
And enter it at

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fall Family Photos #2

Today's glimpse into our Christmas Card Fall Photos is Missy B.
Oh My.
She's growing up super fast.
That's what babies do.


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fall Family Photos #1

Hi Everyone!
Its Christmas Card Photo time of year for the Skomorowski Family again!
Every year we take our own card photos, and I love to scrapbook them as soon as I get printed because, well I just LOVE my family!
Those kids are too stinkin' adorable!!!
Today's layouts are the group shots of the four of us,
and D & B monkeying around.
I used the paper kit from the retreat I just attended because I am trying to use my new stuff ASAP, before it's 10 years old and being donated to a school.
Use it now, while I still love it.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Boss Cards

I was asked to create a few Boss cards.
Hubby had just surprised me with this fabulous embossing folder and I couldn't wait to use it.
So I made some double embossed Boss cards :)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Puzzle swap pieces

The crafty ladies in Crop Circles have hosted a Puzzle piece swap.


I have been having fun decorating the little pieces, and getting the completed ones back.

Here's a few I have done so far:

Thanks for stopping by!