Welcome!

My name is Bronwyn and I am so glad you have stopped by for a visit. I hope you find joy and inspiration in everything you see here. I live with my family in a new, builder-grade townhome in a small city, even though my dream home would be a century old farmhouse in the countryside. Daily I strive to add warmth, "age," and character to our little home. I love to knit, crochet, sew, decorate, bake and go thrift shopping. These are all a wonderful release after my three small children are off to bed each evening. Thankfully, I have a patient and understanding husband, Kevin, who allows me to bring all kinds of crazy things into our home in the the name of "creativity."

Saturday, April 23, 2011

My Girl & Me

I recently applied to be part of The Scrapping Bug's Design Team again. As part of the application I had to create a challenge and make a layout to go with it.

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My Challenge was to create a project that had "recessed" elements. I do a lot of "pop-dotting" to RAISE parts of my pages, but I had never really tried the opposite.

Here is my example:


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Do you see the recessed areas? The cut-out circles create another dimension - that way, the shadows created become another design element.

Do you like?

By the way, I am on the Design Team again. Busy with this month's kit. I can't wait to post my new creations!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Layouts for my Little Lady

I am a girly-girl.

Pink is my favourite colour.

I love flowers and ruffles.

But, I have 2 sons and 1 daughter.

Though I love my boys dearly, 2 out of 3 layouts I create need to be masculine and usually contain trucks, plaid, stars and dinosaurs. : )

So when I get the chance, I love to do pages about my little lady - with pink, flowers, glitter, rhinestones, ruffles. My love for the feminine goes full power and I come up with this:

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Thanks for checking me out!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Snow Day!

It is rare that we have "Snow Days" in Halton. In fact, in my 11 year teaching career I think we have 4 in total. This is tough on a girl who grew up in the snow-belt of Southwestern Ontario where we had snow days pretty much once a week during the winter! The family took full advantage of the mid week "holiday" this past January. Photobucket We baked, we coloured, we decorated and read. And of course, we hit the drifts in the front yard - rolling in the snow until our fingers and toes were numb from the cold! (All products by Echo Park, except chipboard title - Maya Road)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays and "So Tweet"

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Just a quick post before my family and I head out to pick new hardwood for our home.

I managed to get this one-page layout done during the 45 minutes my youngest slept this afternoon.

I used very old Imaginisce papers and embellishments that I have had in my stash for ages!.