Thursday, 29 November 2012

My Scraps & More - Sketch 3

Here's the sketch form My Scraps & More:

This one came together SO easily! Mind the glare... I used a transparency and those are hard to photograph!

Scrapmuch? - Nov 21 sketch

This sketch was PERFECT for one of my take 12 challenge pages.

To fit in my 12 photos, I had to turn it into a 2 pager:

It was a fun page! I got to use the new cricut cartridge I just got on a black Friday steal at Michaels!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

My Scraps & More - Sketch 2

Here is sketch 2:

Here is my LO:

Scrapmuch? - November Sketches

Here's the Nov 2 sketch. Hopefully you can see how I was inspired by the sketch even though it looks a lot different!!
My page:

The Nov 9 sketch:
My Page:

Monday, 5 November 2012

Scrappin' n' Happy - November Challenge

This is my submission for the November challenge on scrappy friend Kerys' blog.

The one above (also my submission for the Scrapbook Steal Mid-Week Mojo Coral #7), uses the colour palate she challenged us with.
This one is for her bonus prize. Had to use a sketch, something metal (brads), chevrons, and a journal pocket.

My Scraps & More - Sketch 1

YAY! A new sketch site! Here is my take on their first sketch.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Amethyst layouts

Here are all the layouts I completed for the 10 week "Amethyst" series at I REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY want to win the grand prize...

Amethyst 1 - "Deception Pass"

Products used: My Mind's Eye "So Sophie Graceful", Amy Tangerine Thickers

Amethyst 2 - "O Canada"

Products used: My Mind's Eye "Haunted", Stampin' Up (dot and grid printed paper), Echo Park "Little Boy" (striped paper), Bazzil white scallop border, svg maple leaf cut with cricut.

Amethyst 3 - "Our Alaskan Cruise"

Products used: Stampin' Up navy dot paper, Fancy Pants blue swirl paper, and light blue paper, Echo Park "Splash" wave and red scallop, handmade flags, american crafts thickers and mini mark rub-ons.

Amethyst 4 - "Manning Park" (excuse the fuzzy pic)

Products used: American crafts "Campy Trails" and thickers.

Amethyst 5 "This Boy"

Products used: Fancy Pants "Rough and Tough, michaels card stock, Cosmo cricut tiny type, Stampin' Up ink.

Amethyst 6 - "Happy Un-Birthday"

Products used: American crafts thickers, Michaels camo paper and card stock, 2nd hand store stars, handmade black tank tracks.

Amethyst 7a - "Fun in the Pool"

Products used: really old blue solid paper, Stampin' Up yellow card stock, Echo Park "Splash".

Amethyst 7b - "Handsome Boys"

Products used: My Mind's Eye "Lost & Found - Boy", Stampin' Up card stock and ink, American crafts thickers and mini marks rub-ons, Costco orange paper, DMC floss.

Amethyst 8 - "The Roth Family"

Products Used: Basic Grey white printed paper, My Mind's Eye "Signature Christmas", Echo park "Winter Park" stickers, We R Memory Keepers Sew easy floss, Stampin' Up CS and ink.

Amethyst 9 - "SOLD"

Products Used: Authentique "Splendid" and "Blissful", Micheals CS, Stampin' Up ink.

Amethyst 10 - "10 Year Anniversary"

Products used: Authentique "Uncommon" papers, Echo Park "Be Mine" and "Yours Truly", home dyed twine (Easter Egg dye), stampin' Up ink.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Garnet 10 - Scrapbook Steals

This is my take on the Scrapbook Steals sketch Garnet 10. Now since I've done all ten in this series (as usual), I am entered to win a big prize! This time it is a "Cinch" tool, which binds small books together. I've always wanted one of these, so am REALLY wanting to pick me!!!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Scrapbook Steals - Garnet #9

My favourite shopping place for scrapbook supplies is With deals as good as these, I don't know how scrapbook stores stay in business!

I stumbled across Scrapbook Steals when a friend of mine "liked" it on Facebook in August of 2010. They have an amazing sketch designer/scrapbook artist (the wonderful Kristy Lee) who does a weekly sketch on Wednesday. I've done ALL of her sketches, and I think there's been about 82 so far.

Each group of 10 sketches is named after a gem. Finish all 10 and you're entered to win in an extra prize!

This is the most recent one, Garnet #9

This one was perfect for a "challenge" I'm doing this year. You take 12 photos on the 12th day for 12 months in the year 2012. It made me scrapbook about the "boring" ordinary day, but I have a feeling that this is the kind of thing I'll be happy to have documented 20 years down the road.

"Ordinary Day"

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Sketch Inspiration - #306

Finished this one just in the nick of time. I really REALLY liked the prize offered this time, and turns out I even liked the sketch!

The sketch:

My interpretation:

I love blue and brown, and I love portrait pages!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Paper Girls Challenge Blog - Challenge 1

A few scrappy friends of mine started a scrapbooking challenge blog. My children challenge my energy, life in general challenges my physicality, so why not challenge my creativity once I have an hour to myself in the evening. Chores can wait...right?

It's exciting to me that I am following a scrapbook site right from the beginning! Their first challenge was a sketch challenge. They post a drawing like this:

...and you turn it into something like this:

See the resemblance? It doesn't have to be EXACTLY the same, it just has to INSPIRE you to create your work of art.

This is my favourite way of scrapbooking. Most of you know that when the kids come into your life, the brain cells leave your life. Sketches take most of the logistic thinking out of scrapbooking and just lets your creativity take over (and also makes the process quicker)!

Hope the Paper Girls have a successful run in their blogeer (blog career?) and I look forward to their bi-weekly challenges!

Return to the Blog World

Before I had kids, I used to blog a lot on The Roth Spot. I had time for it. Now I find that in my spare time, I'd rather be scrapbooking, so my creative writing went by the wayside. Truth be told, I don't even know how to log into my old blog to update it! It has been 2 years since I've even looked at it, after all.

So here I am, starting a new one, that will mostly be artwork from my ethical addiction...scrapbooking. I enter lots of contests, and it will mainly be a way of having all my work in the same place. I hope to occasionally tell a story of crazy life with 2 boys, as my life should I say it...entertaining...

So here goes. Welcome to my Ethical Addiction!