Saturday, December 28, 2013


I absolutely LOVE the bright fresh colours in the Bella Blvd Christmas Countdown collection!!!  I created this layout for a challenge on the Bella Blvd blog:  we were to use the quote "Don't be afraid; Just Believe" Mark 5:36" to inspire our pages.  You can check it out on the Bella Blvd blog HERE.

I found this note that my daughter wrote to Santa last year when I dug out the Christmas supplies!  I knew I wanted to include it on a page!  She is so sweet….she didn't write to ask for anything…just to let Santa know that she loves him.  Sweet girl.

The die cuts in this collection are amazing…I love how easy it makes scrapbooking!  So perfect for my simple style - I really want to focus on telling the story and not have to spend too much time on my pages!  Bella Blvd is amazing for this!  I seriously could use that "Christmas Love" heart on so many different pages!!

And those stars….love the stars!

We are still enjoying the magic of the holiday in my house!  It sure will be hard to go back to the school/work routine!!!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  I hope you are enjoying your time with your families!  Our Christmas was pretty quiet this year…just me and these two beautiful girls!  I am loving being home and spending so much time with them!

I used Teresa Collins Santa's List for this layout!  Here is a close-up so you can see all those fabulous embellishments in this collection:

I definitely LOVE those sequins!!!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Cards - Teresa Collins Santa's List

Christmas is quickly approaching….4 more days!!!!  It always seems to arrive much faster than expected :-)

Today I have a few cards to share that were recently on the Teresa Collins Design Team Blog.  I used the Santa's List Collection on all of them.

I am absolutely smitten with the sequins in this collection!  For my first card I filled up a treat bag with sequins and layered that overtop of a few of the patterned papers in the collection.  Next, I added the joy sticker, button and snowflake die cut.  I just love the look of the sequins in behind!

I kept this next one pretty simple (easy to mass produce…wink wink).   I just love the bold red in this collection!

I had fun on this last card and decided to push myself outside of my comfort zone!  I am normally quite "linear" in my designs but this time, I decided to play with circles!   The mix of die cuts and stickers makes this so quick and easy.  The enamel dots are just the right touch!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

MCS December Reveal

December is definitely one of my favourite months and what makes it even better is this fabulous kit from My Creative Scrapbook!  It is filled with gorgeous Crate goodness :-)

Here are my pages with this months kit:

I love the pictures of my girls having fun in the snow…hard to get outside this past week…it has been FREEZING.  Tonight it is -45 degrees Celsius with the windchill…BRRRRR!!!

If you would like to pick up a kit for yourself to scrap all your Christmas/Wintery pics …check out the Creative Kit or one of the others kits over at My Creative Scrapbook!

Saturday, November 30, 2013


I am feeling quite proud of myself lately for making an effort to get BEHIND the camera every now and then!  These photos were taken with my self timer!

I used the Family Stories collection from Teresa Collins.  Teresa's lines have the BEST embellishments and always seem to include things that I want to say…love that!

Hope you are getting in your pictures!!!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Webster's Pages Christmas Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the Webster's Pages Christmas Card Blog Hop!  Oh yeah…Christmas will be here before you know it!!!  If you have arrived by chance and want to start this hop from the beginning, head over the Webster's Pages blog HERE.  If you have been hopping should have arrived from the amazing Kay's Blog!

Today I have a couple of cards to share using the It's Christmas collection!

I made these cards for the lovely Iris and that is the next blog for you to hop to.  Head over to Iris's blog HERE.

Be sure to leave comments along the way as there will be prizes scattered all around…they could be anywhere!  Comment on every blog to increase your chances to win!  Winners will be announced on Friday the 22nd.

Happy Hopping!!!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Bella Blvd & Kerri Bradford Team Up

I am SO very excited to be part of the Bella Blvd and Kerri Bradford team up!  If you own a die cut machine, you have probably heard of Kerri…she designs the most beautiful shapes!  This past week, some of the Bella Blvd design team members teamed up with Kerri Bradford and I was so lucky to join in on the fun!

Hearts are one of my FAVORITE elements to use on my pages so I immediately fell in love with Kerri's Heart Backgrounds and it paired perfectly with Bella Blvd's Kiss Me collection! I love the look of a touch of patterned paper showing through background paper and Kiss Me has so many fun patterns to mix in! I didn't need to journal on this page since the title "I love you ALWAYS" is exactly what I wanted to say! So many of my smiles truly begin with my sweet girl…she is as funny as she is adorable!

Kiss Me: Flutter, True Love, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits
Kerri Bradford Studio: 
Heart Backgrounds, February Fourteen

For this layout, I used Kerri's Happy collection. I had fun mixing a few Bella Blvd collections here and happiness is definitely my theme! I am super happy to finally be IN a page…I am not often behind the camera so I am making a concious effort to be in photos with my family! I love the sentiment, "you make me happy when skies are grey" and have often sang this to my girls!

Daily Chevies: Chevy Carrot, Chevy Oreo, Arrows pink; Trick or Treat: Spooky Town; Snapshots: Captions; Ciao Chip Elements: Hearts & Stars; Feathers: White; Button Market: Fruit Punch
Kerri Bradford Studio: 

Be sure to head over to the Bella Blvd blog HERE and enter to win a $25 gift certificate to Kerri Bradford Studio. You have until Sunday night to enter!  Good luck and be sure to check out the gorgeous projects Kerri's designers did HERE and all the amazing projects on the Bella Blvd blog too!  So much inspiration!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook Reveal

I am excited to share with you the November Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook.  Each month I am wowed by these kits...check it out:

I had so much fun working with this kit!  Here are my layouts:

This kit also screamed for cards to be made with all the fun sentiments available to use!  So I definitely wanted to make a couple of cards :-)

You should definitely swing by My Creative Scrapook to check out all the design team members work and if you would like to pick up a kit for yourself, you can do so HERE.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Love my Sweet Pig

This year at my daughter's school, every student brought home the book Charlotte's Webb to read as a family.  I absolutely love this program and enjoyed reading with my girls each night.  For one of their spirit days at school, the kids were encouraged to dress up as their favourite Charlotte's Webb character.    I made two Wilbur the Pig costumes for the girls but Madison ended up being sick that day :-(  Sienna was super excited to be a cute little pig…

I used Teresa Collin's Family Stories collection.  I just love the hints of pink from this collection to help make the pig pictures pop and the chipboard arrow was a perfect way to draw attention to that cute piggy tail!!

Here is a close up:

Hmmmm maybe I can be a pig for Halloween????

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Webster's Pages and CardMaker Blog Hop

Welcome to the Webster's Pages and CardMaker Blog Hop!!!  

You should have arrived here from Latisha Yoast's Blog.  If you have just stumbled across this hop...head over to the CardMaker Blog that is where all the FUN starts!

We are all creating projects using the Family Traditions collection from Webster's Pages.  I love the fall colours in this collection and the paperclips...oh my how I love the paperclips!  For my first card, I wanted the apple paperclip to shine so I had it front and centre!

I had fun with my next card cutting out the Y.O.U. from the paper and embellishing with the chipboard buttons!

Your next stop on the blog hop is the amazingly talented Stacey Michaud so head over to her blog HERE.

Have fun hopping and don't forget to leave comments on each blog so you are entered to win this collection!!!!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Creative Scrapbook Blog Hop!

Pam and the design team are thrilled to celebrate the reveal of the beautiful October kits with an inspiration-filled blog hop complete with PRIZES!

If you are hopping along with us, you should have arrived here from Angel's blog.  If you just happened to stop by here to check in on me, please head over to the My Creative Scrapbook blog and start the blog hop from there so that you don't miss out on any of the inspiration, prizes, and fun!

Be sure to leave comments as you hop along to each blog... your name could be drawn for one of the prizes!

This month, I worked with the Creative kit.  Here is a picture of the kit:

Here is what I created with this kit:

We are so excited about our kits and hope that you are, too.  For more information about any of the kits, or to reserve your kit, please visit

Before you go, remember to leave a comment and follow my blog to be eligible for the prize drawings!

Your next stop on the blog hop is Shell's blog HERE.

Happy World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day!  In honour of the day, Bella Blvd is posting two cards per hour for 12 hours straight!  Now that is a LOT of inspiration!  On the last post...there will be a GIVEAWAY.. and who doesn't love a giveaway?  Be sure to stop by the Bella Blvd Blog today to join in the fun!

Here is the card that I made:

I used dimension dots to really show that heart negative on the "love you the mostest" diecut:

I hope you have time to make some cards today or at least swing by the Bella Blvd blog to be inspired!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Introduced on Bella Blvd!

Today was my day to be introduced on the Bella Blvd Blog along with two other fabulous design team members - check out the post HERE.

These are two of my layouts that I made for my submission:


I was so lucky that I had some Bella Blvd papers from a previous kit from My Creative Scrapbook -- those kits are so jammed packed!  I ended up making 8 layouts/projects from one kit and STILL have stuff left over :-)  Below are a couple of sneak peeks of my layouts from this months Creative Kit:

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bella Blvd Design Team

I have some very fabulous news to share today!!!!

I am so very excited to be joining this group of talented designers!  Just wanted to pop in quick to share the good news!  Have a GREAT day!!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mini Album

It has been awhile since I made a mini album...I forgot how much I LOVE making them!!!  I used a mix of Webster's Pages collections to make it:  Recorded,  New Year New You, and Postcards from Paris ll.  They are all such gorgeous collections and I love how easily they all mix together!

This was up on the Webster's Pages blog the other can check it out HERE.  I hope you had a FABULOUS weekend!