Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Camera Shy

 My first time creating a layout for the Bash Your Scrapbook Stash challenge on Facebook. BYSS

I entered my layout for the sketch challenge #3.

My take on it.

I flipped the sketch to better suit my photos. The flower takes the place of one of the circles but is still a circular element. It took me a bit of time to figure out where to place my title letters. I wanted the small, circular stamped letters but they didn't look right on the large piece of pp over my photos. I'm happy with the placement of them now. That large metal butterfly has been in my stash forever. So glad I finally got to use it. 

It's really difficult to get a good photo of Maggie. As soon as she sees the camera, she tries to hide. 

That's it for now. 

À la prochaine, Until later.

Jacynthe 😊

Friday, 17 September 2021

4 sweet kids

 I'm back after a 6 months break from scrapbooking. I've rediscovered my love of sewing and it's been keeping me busy trying out new projects. But, my scrapbooking supplies were calling me back to either put them to use or get rid of them. Truth be told, I'd like to keep going at it a bit longer if I can. Thank goodness for challenges such as this one to give me a bit of motivation.

This month's sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap was perfect for me to scrap four recent photos of my four grand-kids. 

I adapted the sketch by placing the banner(s) underneath the circle, which was cut out with my Silhouette. The 3 flower grouping was moved to the top section, and my title was placed on a tag. I've added some embellishments and letter stickers that have been in my stash forever. 

I hope you like it. 

Thank you for dropping by. 

À la prochaine, Until next time,


Saturday, 27 March 2021

Sweet Dreams

 I'm back after a bit of a scrapbooking break to share a layout for the March Sketch challenge over at the Scrap-Our-Stash blog. 

Here is the fun sketch we get to play along with.

My layout:

I stayed fairly true to the sketch. We were also asked to use washi tape. Thank goodness I do not have a large collection of washi tapes because I struggle to incorporate it on my layouts. I simply used two small pieces to hold down my journaling block. 

A while back I gave myself the goal of using at least one stamp and one Silhouette cut file on every one of my layouts. On this layout the journaling Notes is from Stampin' Up, and the arrow and the leaf were cut with my Silhouette. I've also stopped buying scrapbooking supplies so everything on here is old stash. 

The photos are of my daughter's new puppy, Lucy. Do you think dogs dream? I'd like to think so. 

That's it for now. Thank you for stopping by.

À la prochaine, Until next time,


Tuesday, 24 November 2020

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 http://csichallenge.blogspot.com  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 ☺

Career Day 2020

 Can you believe November is almost over !  It seems like we've been in this pandemic forever and yet, time still flies by. Hope everyone is keeping sane. 

Here's the mid-month sketch:

My layout:

As usual, I veered off a bit from the original sketch and made it my own. 

For Career Day at school, Rosalie chose to be a teacher, and Coraline, an artist. I picked elements from both as embellishments; the library card, the flag, and the map pattern on the tag, to represent teaching, and the colour splats for the artist. 

The splats, skeleton leaf, and the title letters were cut files from the Silhouette store. The library card is a Stampin'Up stamp. 

Thank you for dropping by and having a look. 

Until next time, À la prochaine,


Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Changing & Growing

 I have a last minute entry to share for the Sketch - N- Scrap # 211 October challenge.

Here's the sketch:

My layout, using nothing but scraps of paper from previous layouts. (Yeah, me !)

Our pup, Rufus, has certainly grown and changed since we got him back in April. With his ears up straight, his shaggy hair, and his confident stance, he is the perfect little Cairn terrier. 

That's it for now. I hope to play along again soon.

À la prochaine, Until next time,


Friday, 25 September 2020

That Look

 Here I am posting a last minute layout for the mid-month sketch at Scrap Our Stash challenge.

The sketch:

My layout:

The challenge not only called for us to follow the sketch but we also had to use wood grain patterned paper and an animal embellishment. 

I used a piece of painted wood grain pattern placed behind the photos, as well as a little butterfly with a wood grain pattern. I replaced the paper circle and flower with a Silhouette cut file, added a flower grouping in the upper corner, and the journaling was placed where the title is on the sketch. 

The layout is of my daughter's dog, Quincy. She sits in front of us and gives us this look. We wish we knew what exactly she is thinking. 

That's it for now. Hope to be back again soon.

À la prochaine, Until next time.