Tuesday, May 31, 2016

EGG HUNT 2016 - ScrapMuch? Kit

Hi there!

One last post to show you an AMAZING
ScrapMuch? Project kit
This double page layout kit is from last year (2015) and is
sold out
(so cute - it didn't last long)
But they have so many more to chose from!!
Every year, here in Muskoka, The Nutty Chocolatier offers the town an egg hunt.  
It's divided into age groups and there are 25,000 
chocolate eggs to be gathered -
with a Golden egg for the ultimate prize.
My Little loves to find frozen eggs
(we always have snow for Easter)
and then head home for a chocolate fondue

Here are some close-ups: 
Left side

Right side
 Silhouette cut file title and I added the year
 - as we do this every year!
How stinkin' cute is this bunny in the basket
I embossed my flowers and added some Bling
and more embellishing to balance out the other side
Laura and the girls have some really cute kits to share!!
My Little didn't even try for the golden egg,
he just wanted to get home and fondue!

Of course, I made it my own but really kept true the kit!
It's so cute!

Hop over and shop at ScrapMuch? 
They are offering:

We'll see you around and Thank you for stopping by
~ Danie ~

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Dying 4 EGGS - ScrapMuch? Design Team Farewell

Hi there!

It is that time to share 
my last 
take on the
very LAST sketch over at ScrapMuch?
dying 4 eggs
My Little LOVES to dye eggs!  Each year he tries to be a little
more creative and change things up.
This year we found an empty nest and had to use it.
We had one "wounded" egg so we created hats and such for the other
survivors LOL

Here are some close-ups:
 cut file title on Easter grass, I used fringe scissors, fussy cut each piece on an angel and then inked and curled each blade of grass. 
Love the effect.
 silhouette bunny cut file tucked behind my photos,
adding a little matte pink enamel dot nose.
here I machine stitched my ric-rac and used my Fuse tool to 
create a little pocket "captured"
the view finder I embellished with a heart
enamel dot and glitter!

Here is Laura's 250th and final sketch:
Here is my final farewell to an amazing team!  
From our AMAZING Sketch Designer and Lead (Laura)
to the awesome owners at ScrapMuch?
Of course the very diversified but oh so talented Design Team!
{{hugs}} to each and every one of you, past and present xo
I started my journey with ScrapMuch?, growing and defining my craft, 
now, today I am retiring my ScrapMuch? DT with them
Thank you!
- you'll see me around blog world!!
I am truly blessed being part of this team, seeing all of the amazing entries
come in month after month but
now on to a new chapter.

Thank you for stopping by
~ Danie ~

Friday, May 20, 2016

Smile {I am} - my LASTING MEMORIES Tuesday FEATURE

Hi there!!!

I have some exciting NEWS!!

I am FEATURED over at 

Well you all have certainly found our challenges for the layouts are rolling in!!  Love it!!  Want to share a few for your inspiration!!  Congratulations Ladies... you all have been featured... so grab that badge on our left side bar and display proudly.

You all have until end of the day May 27th to get in on all the fun here at Lasting Memories.  The 3 challenges going on thus far are listed on our right sidebar.  It's all about the photos this month.  Easy peasy!!

Chance to earn a GDT spot, Top 3 and a PRIZE!!  Get Scrappin'!!

I am so thrilled for the FEATURE

Thank you LM Team

Thank YOU for stopping by
~ Danie ~

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Smile - Stuck?! Sketches DT Reveal - May 15th

Hi there!

We are officially half way through May
today I am sharing my latest
Design Team 
Look at that vintage photo!!
For my third birthday, my parents took me to Niagara Falls.
A hot summer day in August, 1975.
Baby pictures of me are rare, so when 
my mom shared this one, I had to scrap it!
An entire page with a mix of lines from one company
- that is a first for me!

Here are some close ups: 
 My Mind's Eye acrylic title Smile
It's perfect for this page
I LOVE flamingos!!  When I saw this MME
My Mind's Eye acrylic shapes
I HAD to have them
Flamingos and gold = MINE!!!
Layers of My Mind's Eye accent this picture perfectly.
MMY flair SHINE and MMY enamel gold dots

Here is Laura's sketch:
Stuck?! Sketches! May 15
Need more inspiration?  Hop over the Stuck?! BLOG
and be inspired by the entire TEAM
Remember to LINK UP before the end of May for your chance to WIN
an amazing prize from one of our
very generous sponsors

I was also inspired by 
Lasting Memories  #292 - Vintage Photos
Dig out those Black & White, Sepia, Old or Current photos for this one!!

Thank you for stopping by
~ Danie ~

Friday, May 13, 2016

always brothers - ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday May 13th

Hi there

Friday the 13th
Today, truly is a REVEAL
I am sharing a 
very moving photo my friend shared with me.
I haven't stopped thinking about this photo since 
I set my eyes on it - I had to document it!
[She hasn't seen this page completed]
Here is my
Sketch-y Friday 
always brothers
Wow!  Look at this photo...this one talks to you but yet calms you,
while warming that smile on your heart.
This one had to tell a story!
Life isn't always black and white
Sometimes a little colour gives us that voice

Here are some close ups:
 I mixed the title using Heidi Swapp stickers and 
silhouette cut file
always brothers
 I tucked a large cog /wheel behind the photo, as we're always thinking
and planning
it's a crazy world
Added a button with layers and tied a bow to hold it all together
[I left the journal tag for Anne to complete]
splatters of Mister Huey's
as life may not always fall exactly as planned 
some added stitching 
"hand-in-hand" we're doing this together
I added a box of Stickles around the photo
"we all need a lil'sparkle in our journey"
 I purposely left the last strip of BoBunny paper to be read:
love you  wonderful  thanks  happyday  love  hello beautiful
because in the end
we're always brothers

Here is your super FUN sketch by Laura:
ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday
 Hop over to the ScrapMuch? Blog
and get inspired with TEAM A
join in and remember to link up

Anne, Happy Mother's Day!  You truly are one lucky lady
that Alex chose you as his mama, mentor and advocator

If you would like to know more about Anne's story

{{Hugs}} to Anne and all you Mommy's 
may you find light and shine bright
like a diamond
Thank you for stopping by
~ Danie ~

Monday, May 9, 2016

Merci - Sketch n'Scrap #72

Hi there!

I was invited and selected to
volunteer to help on my Littles' 
class trip last Friday
(great start to Mommy's Day weekend)

I am sending in this card
to say:

I mixed in some Stampin'UP, My Mind's Eye and Tape Works washi
(I chose this one as it's transparent over the fun paper)

Our trip started at the Logging Museum
studying simple machines.
Algonquin Park still has SNOW and a ton of mud!
It was a sunny day but still about 11 degrees cooler
than back in town.
[what an 1.5 hour drive can change!!]
We finished the day at the bogs =
wet, stinky grade two'ers
but so much FUN!!!

I was inspired by Heather's card sketch:
Sketch n'Scrap #72
P.S.  I missed the link up but had to share!

Thank you for stopping by
~ Danie ~

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Southern Girls - TOP 5

Hi there!!
Popping in to share some EXCITING NEWS!!!
I have been chosen 

over at

 #8 -Danie
Fabulous L/O with great use of patterned paper, 
so much to admire here without swamping the focal photo.
p.s. i LOVE u

Thank you - yeah!!!
~ Danie ~

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Baby Stanley ANNOUNCEMENT!! I'm lovin' it

Hi there!!

My eldest niece and her husband found out
they are EXPECTING!!

I was able to help out
in my crafty way!!
Baby Stanley Announcement
They met working at 
got married last July,
and now growing their family!

I picked up a McDonald's kids meal,
altered it
using Fancy Pants mini alphas and 
a mix of Thickers
FUN right!?

Here are their announcement photos:

Kid Stanley Happy Meal

So exciting and can't wait!!
I of course, receive a NEW TITLE in November
Great Dantie
- doesn't that sound spoiling fun!!!
Courtney gave me that name when she was little, as
you know most speech from littles' are backwards
Auntie Danielle
became Dantie 
LOVED it from the minute I heard it!!

Congratulations guys can't wait!!

Thank you for stopping by
~ Danie ~

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Christmas Kitty - Stuck?! Sketches! DT May 1st

Hi there!
and Happy May!!
Officially May 1st today (WoW!)
and that means some new
Stuck?! Sketches - May 1st
This is Chispa, our adopted rescue. 
He has these huge blue eyes that cried for us to take home.
He was so scared and started licking the snow off of
our snow brush - we new we did the right thing!!
Strangely enough, I am not a cat person.
We always had cats growing up but
none were mine.

Here are some close ups:
 Mix font title; Simple Stories word sticker Christmas 
and a wooden veneer kitty (altered)
Look at those eyes!!
HOHOHO Simple Stories word sticker,
and a matching bulb tied with bakers twine
Last Fall, I was blessed to attend one of
Laura's make-n-take technique tag
I added some bling and adjusted the placement of
the berries,
it was the perfect splash of colouring for my page

Here is Laura's inspiring Sketch:
May 1st

You'll sure to be inspired by the entire Stuck?! Sketches TEAM, so hop over to the BLOG 
Remember to LINK UP before the end of May for your chance to WIN a wonderful prize from one of the generous sponsors.

Thank you for stopping by
~ Danie ~