Sunday, 27 May 2018


The month of May sure is flying is by. I thought I would play along with the challenges over at

Here are the challenges for the month of May;

My layout combines both challenges.

From the Golden Globe challenge, I scrapped my daughter's dog, Quincy, and added the little dog coloured stamp embellishment.

From the Blend-A-Sketch challenge, I used the circle element from the left-hand sketch . From the right-hand sketch, I was inspired by the  (4) pieces of pattern papers behind the photo. I went with (4) pieces of 6 x 6 paper pads papers to create the background of the layout instead of just behind the photo. I also used one horizontal photo as in the sketch.  The other requirement was to have veneer embellishments on the page. The only veneer pieces I have in my stash are little birds. You can see one of them above the photo.

The title letters are from my favorite set of letter stamps. The wreath circle and leaf cluster are cut files from the Silhouette store.

I stamped, coloured, and fussy cut the little dog embellishment.

"Dogs lives are too short. Their only fault, really" - Agnes Sligh Turnbull

The translated journaling reads:

Quincy is 10 yrs old. Her muzzle is greying. She's got lumps all over. She quickly tires when we go for walks. She cannot jump in the car without Daphné's help. It hurts me to see her that way. It's not easy watching our animals getting old. Everyone thinks their dog is the best dog in the world. Daphné certainly can say that of Quincy.

Here are some of the supplies I used from my stash to create my layout;

Recollection paper pads, Hero Arts letter stamps, Recollection envelopes, dollar store tags & twine, misc stamps and flowers.


I hope you like my page. I'm looking forward to the June challenges.

À la prochaine, Until next time,

Jacynthe ☺


Tuesday, 15 May 2018


It's time once again for the mid-month challenge at . The pink and yellow colour palette is so pretty it's impossible not to end up with a eye-pleasing layout.

Here's the inspiration photo:

And the list of clues to play along:

solid background
floral pattern
puffy stickers
tissue paper
book pages
gold elements
washi tape
vintage elements


Topic: Document something about reading.
Prompt Idea: Get inspired by a word at Sunday Scribblings
Presentation: Put your journaling on a label.
Writing Format: Write tips for something related to your topic.
Inspiration Words: style, hide, surprise

217.206.200 - light warm gray
254.179.186 – ballerina pink
211.76.80 – light cherry red
19.3.3 – black
238.198.129 – buttery yellow

The five colours are all there.

 Evidence: Stripes, Floral pattern, Flowers, Ribbon, Bling, Gold elements, and Washi tape.

 Testimony: Presentation - Put your journaling on a label.

I put my journaling on a tag instead of a label.

A few details:
 Striped butterfly, gold brad, floral pattern, flowers, and bling. The leaves were cut with my Silhouette.

 Ribbon, and journaling on a tag.

My grand-daughters, Rosalie and Violet, are cousins and best friends. I hope they remain close for a long time.

Here are some of the supplies I used to create my layout.  I love that Recollection paper pad bought at Michaels years ago. I have quite a few of these cheap paper pads. They are my go-to papers for practically all my layouts.

That's it. I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge. You might even want to try out for the Design Team.

Until next time, À la prochaine,

 Jacynthe ☺

Sunday, 15 April 2018

DREAM / REALITY - case file 252 DT

It's time for the mid-month challenge at

I decided to play along with the traditional clues.

I used the following suggested Colours; Yellow, Green, Grey, White, and Black. The shades vary somewhat.

Evidence; Stripes, Diamond pattern, Circles, Washi tape, Numbers, and Hearts.

Testimony ; Document something about your home. The journaling is on the back of my layout. I covered the 12 x 12 back with a piece of pattern paper I knew I would never use. The journaling was then printed on yellow paper. I stamped the corners.


A few details:

The grey flower is a cut file from the Silhouette store.

 Stripes, Diamond pattern and Hearts.

And finally, a close-up shot of our home.

I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge. I would love to see how YOU solve the case. You might even win a prize from one of your sponsors.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog, and for any comment you may care to leave.

Until next time, À la prochaine,

Jacynthe ☺

Sunday, 25 March 2018

CHIENS PERMIS (Dogs allowed)

Hello ladies,

I thought I'd try my hand at the Scrap-our-stash "Blend-A-Sketch" challenge.

 I love the idea of using elements from two completely different sketches and coming up with one layout.

 Here are the sketches...

...and here is my blended layout.

From the LH sketch:
* I placed a lighter coloured paper with a darker outer border.
* I used a doilie to represent the circle.
* I used a piece of fabric ric-rac.

From the RH sketch:
* I used a 4 x 6 photo.
* I used a strip of pp horizontaly across the page.
* I replicated the frame and flower grouping (on the bottom left corner, next to the smaller photo).

The challenge also called for us to use a FRAME. I have two on my layout.

Some close-up shots:


Finally the journaling:

We wouldn't think of leaving Félix behind when we go away for the week-end. Fortunately these days, many accommodations allow dogs to stay as guests. Félix was welcome at Bugaboo Cottages in Central Bedeque, PEI during a short visit in November.

The photos are from 2017.

Thank you for the fun challenge.

Until next time, À la prochaine,

Jacynthe ☺

Thank you ☺♥

Wednesday, 28 February 2018


A new case is up at

I solved the case the traditional way by using the five colours, items from the evidence, and choosing one of the prompts from the testimony.

I've had these photos sitting around for a few years. This case file was the perfect challenge to finally scrap them.

Off white, Celadon green, Kraft, Brownish black, and Crimson are all easy to identify.

Woodgrain background, Plaid, Banner, Woodland animal (rabbit), Metal (brads), and Twigs/branches (silhouette cut file, and bird stamp).

Document an outdoor memory.

I have given myself the goal of using my stamps, and my Silhouette, as much as possible. I cut the fancy branch, the title tab, and the leaves for the flower grouping, with my Silhouette, and used five different Stampin' Up stamps. Yeah me !

Close up of the details.

I used very little embellishments other than paper. The kraft flower was made with a punch from the left over paper I used to cut the fancy branch. The red flower was also punched from a small scrap of paper.
Bird and woodland animal stamps.

Finally, the journaling.

When the kids were smaller, we would often go get them to take them for a walk in the trail at the back of their home. They would run, jump, and love to play on the old hay wagon sitting in the field.

That's it. I hope I was able to inspire YOU to solve the case.

Thank you for any comment you may care to leave. I really appreciate you taking the time to do so.

À la prochaine, Until next time,

Jacynthe ☺

Friday, 2 February 2018

JE SUIS PRêTE - Ready to Go

A new case file is up at

I was inspired by the summery scene to scrapbook funny photos of my almost 3yr old grand-daughter, Coraline. Her mom had told her to get ready to go to town, which is what she did. She was quite proud of herself and of her "look", even if she seems confused as to what season it is. ☺


I used variations of the suggested colours as accents rather than as the main colours.

Floral pattern, Flowers, Hearts, Leaves, and Something fringy (fibers on tag).

Inspiration word LAUGH

I struggled with this challenge. It seems my mojo has done a disappearing act. I hope it comes back soon.

Until next time, À la prochaine,
Jacynthe ☺

Monday, 1 January 2018

ALLONS PATINER (Lets go skating) - Case File 245 DT

2018 ! Can you believe it!

A new year brings a new twist to the CSI challenge.
It allows for more of a freestyle take on the challenge. Take a look at the new and improved case file.

My layout is a combination of old and new rules. I kept the (5) Colours, although I varied them a bit, chose items from the list of Evidence, and chose a prompt from the Testimony.

Photo was found on Google images.

The five colours I picked from The Scene are:

Navy Blue: papers
White: Silhouette cut files (flourish & flowers), snowflake buttons, paint spatters
Light Blue: pattern paper, "fun" die-cut
Golden Yellow: Silhouette cut file (sign post), stamping ink, small hearts
Khaki Green: stamping ink (snowflakes)

Polka dots, Stars, Winter elements, Architectural element, Distressing

Document a winter activity

The translated journaling reads:

"It's been years since I've skated. I would like to change that. After Christmas I plan on getting some skates so that I can go skating with my grand-children on our frozen pond or at the municipal rink. I would love to rediscover the pleasure I had skating as a young child."

You can see how I used both my Silhouette and my stamps on this close-up.

...and my Silhouette to cut both the sign post and the title letters.

I've given myself some scrapbooking goals for 2018:
*Use my Silhouette as much as possible.
*Use at least (1) stamp of every layout.
*No spending except for glue.
*Stop comparing myself to others. I am not, and never will be, a mixed media artist.

I hope to see what YOU create this year. I would also love reading about your personal scrapbooking goals for 2018.

À la prochaine, Until next time,

Jacynthe ☺