This month has been a blur, and on the last day I am squeaking in my September Sketchy Challenge for Canadian Scrapbooker magazine.
Here is Sue Sykes‘ wonderful sketch:
I used the RSVP collection from Basic Grey, including the sticker sheets.
The butterflies were cut using this pretty Spellbinders die set:
I added Crystal Stickles to make them sparkly.
The sparkly leaves were created with Hampton Art green glitter and new Designer Shapes from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
My layout doesn’t really look much like September, does it? That is because I went to Phoenix, Arizona, for 5 days with my dear friend, Michelle Marks, a couple weeks ago.
We visited the beautiful Desert Botanical Gardens and were delighted to walk around and see so many incredible desert landscapes and vegetation. This is where I took the photos of the cactus flowers on my layout.
I never knew that cactus could be so pretty!
Our other memorable part of this trip was visiting the Grand Canyon. This was Michelle’s first time here and my second.
Words cannot describe the breathtaking panorama of this wonder of the world.
Along with lots of shopping and sunshine, this was a fantastic, relaxing getaway.
I definitely needed some down time with the two Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals taking place in September too.
|My cropping cowgirls: Michelle, Roni and Sandra|
I taught a “Double the Fun” layout class in both Edmonton and Calgary and had a great time meeting lots of wonderful scrappers.
|My Calgary class|
Of course, it’s always tons of fun to hang out with the Canadian Scrapbooker team.
|Katharina Doyle and Connie Nichol|
Never a dull moment with this bunch!
|Jackie and Madeline Ludlage|
|Jayme Loge and Cathie Allan|
So good bye September, it’s been a blast! Next up…the October Sketchy challenge! Hope you play along and upload your layout to the Sketchy gallery….click HERE to check it out.