Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Cutest Video Hop Ever!!

Hello everyone!!

Arielle, Maya and I are so happy to be participating in the 2nd Annual Cutest Video Hop Ever! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Emily from Art From The Heart who invited us to join in the fun!! ūüėė

We hope you have as much fun watching us craft with our kids, as much as we enjoyed creating these projects to share with you.

All of the artists' YouTube links are below. Please remember that comments here on the blog, while greatly appreciated, are not eligible for the giveaways below. You must leave your comments on YouTube. The more you comment, the higher your chances of winning.

Isn't it amazing to share a passion with our kids??! We hope that this hop will inspire you to start crafting with your little ones as well. The craft doesn't have to be perfect. All that matter is that it's a fun time spent together.

In our video you'll see three cards that we have made with the cute stamp set Simon Hurley sent us! You'll also see how we integrate crafting to our busy daily life, even when we're on the road, which we often are!

We're incredibly grateful to Ranger Ink and Simon Hurley for sending Simon Hurley create products to us.

Thank you so much to all of the wonderful individuals and companies who have donated over 30 prizes for this fun event! The winners will be randomly chosen from all comments left on each of our videos. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on April 17, 2019 and winners will be announced on Emily's blog on April 24, 2019.

Ranger Ink, 2 Simon Hurley create. Goodie Bags
Jennifer McGuire Ink, 3 Share Handmade Kindness Goodie Bags
Catherine Pooler Designs, 2 ink pads per video
Simon Says Stamp, $50 gift certificate
Avery Elle, $50 gift certificate
Studio Katia, 2 x $25 gift certificates
Winnie & Walter, $50 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh, $30 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson, $25 gift certificate
Hero Arts, $25 gift certificate
My Favorite Things, $25 gift certificate
Newton’s Nook Designs, $25 gift certificate
Paper Smooches, $25 gift certificate
The Stamp Market, $25 gift certificate
Waffle Flower, $25 gift certificate

Have fun on the hop and don't forget to comment!! Good luck! 

Marie-Pierre, Arielle and Maya xox

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Get it Scrapped - a layout


it's been a while!
As I am preparing for the Cutest video hop ever (come back tomorrow to see this go live and have a chance to win one of over 30 wonderful prizes!!!) I thought I'd share with you the last layouts I made for Get It Scrapped:

The first assignment was to create a scrapbook page about what I love scrapbooking most. I chose: scrapbooking about myself. Now, I realize that this may sound a little self centered, but it isn't really. What I love most is scrapbooking about when I was a kid. I have so many good memories that I want to record, either for me to look at later on, or for my kids, as they might want to know how life was like when their mom was little.

The layout I'm going to show you is very special to me as it includes a piece of newspaper I appeared in as I won a story writing contest. I have carried this piece of ephemera with me forever now, in all our crazy moves (!!) and I decided it was time to give it a home in one of my albums.

As you can see, I have the Christmas story I won the contest with on this, and also a picture of me when I went to pick up my price. I didn't think I needed another photo of me at that time. The newspaper article does the job! I did add journaling though to explain the page to the viewer.

I decided to go with this busy background because I loved the rich dark color, the vintage feel of it,  and also all the Christmas song titles which to me made it look like a newspaper... My thinking was that my actual newspaper clipping was very bland. Although it's a little bit busy for the eye, I find that it makes the drab newspaper article pop out.

I used lots of Christmas die cuts to guide the viewer's eye toward what they needed to look at. Here the little bird is looking straight at the story.

This little owl is perched on the photo.

And that cute Santa and mice lead you to the sparkly title which, although it's sparkly, doesn't jump out of the page to get your attention.

I typed the journaling using my own handwriting and cutout strips of journaling. I used hot glue to adhere it forming waves and giving movement to that part of the page.

Here are more die cuts to frame the journaling. Notice how I sat the die cuts on that strips of gold paper? I added red stitches to reinforce the bottom line.

More die cuts directing the viewer's eye.

I also played with foam tape to create dimension.

Here I added the foam tape only at the bottom of the die cut.

You will find all the die cuts and elements you see on this layout at

I hope you enjoyed this layout!!
It was a really fun one to make!

Don't forget to come back here tomorrow so that I can guide you over to the Video Hop and lots of fun prizes to win!! :)