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  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.


Friday, 24 July 2020


It's late in the month but there's still a few day left to participate in the July Scrap-Our-Stash challenge.

Here's what we had to work on:

I struggled to get a layout done for this one.  I wanted to scrapbook but my mojo didn't want to.  It took watching quite a few RTS (Record The Story) videos on YouTube to get me back on track.

I ended up choosing the word "HAPPY".
Hearts, Alphabet stamp set, Polka-dots, Pattern papers, Yellow.

My grand-daughter, Coraline had been asking her mom to get her hair cut for quite some time. She was really happy when her mom finally said "yes". 👩


That's it for now. I hope you can find a bit of time to join the challenges here at Scrap-Our-Stash. I love seeing everyone's take on the challenges.

Until next time, À la prochaine,


Sunday, 14 June 2020

Violet at 8

I'm back with another fun challenge at Scrap our Stash
This time around we have a recipe to follow.

And here's what I came up with:

5 different pattern papers : background, black with diamond shapes, green stripes, pink floral, and teal/pink floral for the tag.
4 embellishments : flowers, flair, ribbon, epoxy heart.
3 word title : Violet at 8
2 types of alpha : Basic Grey and Creative memories stickers.
1 photo : my grand-daughter Violet

Close-up shots

I've "spiced up" my layout by adding some cut files from the Silhouette shop, a little doggie stamp, coloured and fussy cut, a StampinUp buckle on the ribbon, and two pre-printed phrases on the tag that say - Favorite things -  Right now. 

I recently did a layout of my grand-daughter, Rosalie at 7. I plan on making similar layouts for my other two grand-children. 

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

À la prochaine, Until next time,
Jacynthe 😊