If you have not had a chance to visit Edinburgh, Scotland – you need to put it on your list! It is the most amazing of places. There is so much history, so many wonderful things to see, and just the best sights to see. In Strachan sister style, we embraced the amazing historical Edinburgh Castle with our usual silliness. When in a jail, act like jailbirds …


Supplies used: Die Cuts With a View (DCWV) Timeless Type Stack; Tsukineko Versa Magic Multi Surface Chalk Ink (Jumbo Java); Tsukineko Versa Magic Multi Surface Chalk Ink (Midnight Black); Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue; Tim Holtz Idea-ology File Tabs; Bazzill Basics Paper Textured Cardstock (Lagoon); American Crafts Textured Cardstock (White); Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grunge Blocks; Heidi Swapp Specialty Card Stock and Mesh (coloured black with Tsukineko Staz OnSolvent Ink (jet black))

The sketch used to create the layout was from the always impressive ScrapMuch? team. I love a layout with more than one photo – too many one photo layouts make for really big scrapbooks and I only have so many shelves!  ;)   This 2 photo layout is from Sketchy-Friday Team B at ScrapMuch?

4 April 10 2015 - ScrapMuchPop over to ScrapMuch? and play along with this challenge.


The Lion and Unicorn

The lion and unicorn represent the United Kingdom. The lion represents the England and the unicorn Scotland, and both are in the Royal Coat of Arms of United Kingdom. By extension, these same interested animals also appear in our (Canada’s) coat of arms. Seemed only fitting they deserved a place in our Scotland scrapbooks!

The sketch is based on the great challenge this month from Stuck?! Sketches; they have a way of creating sketches that allow you such freedom to tuck and embellish your page to your heart’s content. This way of scrapbooking … laying down the major elements and then tucking and adding all manner of fun stuff in and around … is my favourite way to scrap!

Here is the Stuck?! Sketches April 15-2015 challenge sketch:

4 April 15 2015 - Stuck

Here is my take on the sketch with the lion and unicorn – oh and me and my sister too:



Supplies: Tsukineko Versa Magic Multi Surface Chalk Ink (Midnight Black); Tim Holtz Ideaology Fasteners Mini Paper Clips; Stampin’ Up! Neutral Candy Dots; Close to My Heart Waxy Flax (Black); Tsukineko Staz OnSolvent Ink (jet black); 7 Gypsies (retired collection Postale: Alphabet Stickers Postale, Postale Collection: 12×12 Lettre, Postale Collection: Index Cards); Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack Vellum Expedition; Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon; and a wooden diecut and metal brads from our local dollar store


Thanks Stuck?! Sketches for another great sketch.


One Little Word® – The Vision


  Welcome to the second One Little Word Blog Hop! (Thanks to Nikki for all the organizing!) Tell me about your vision for yourself. What does future you look like? What does she think? What does she want? What does she need? What does she do, day to day, without fail? How does she interact […]

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Full Circle Moments

Kelly Rae Roberts Shine

I want to tell you a story …. During one of the most challenging, tiring, saddening (maddening?) months of my life, I found myself looking everywhere for something, anything to help me feel temporarily better. My kids and I were away from home for almost five weeks, without our anchor. My husband keeps us all […]

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