Thursday, December 31, 2009

Love U

Here is a fun layout I did awhile ago and forgot to post:-) The holidays have been busy with family and friends...hope you all had a wonderful time catching up with loved ones!

Happy New Year!!! In the new year I am hoping to be more organized (yup, I say that one every year) and scrap more... :-)

All product is from Glitz Designs.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Festival of Trees

Another layout from A Million Memories December kit. I managed to finish this one off in between making cinnamon buns and cooking a lasagna for supper! We went to the Festival of Trees at the beginning of the month and they had some gorgeous trees! My girls hugged each other as they admired each sweet!

Have a Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

A Million Memories - December Guest Designer

I am very honored to be the guest designer this month over at A Million Memories. The December kit is filled with yummy goodness:-) and I am having a blast working with it. Here are a couple of pages I have completed and I still have more projects coming:-)

Make sure you head over to A Million Memories to see what their DT did with the kits...AMAZING!!

Blog Hop Winner!!!!!

And the winner is....... CINDY!!! Congrats!!! Send me your mailing address to and I will send you off your stamp! Thank-you to everyone who participated in the blog hop!!!

cindy said...

Love these cards. fabulous!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

JuJu Bees Very Merry Blog Hop

Welcome to JuJu Bee's Very Merry Blog Hop! If you have just arrived from Kristin's Blog then you are in the right place. If not, head to the JuJu Bee's Blog here to get started!!

Can you believe there is only 8 more days until Christmas?? Are you ready?? I am just working on a few more of these fabulous card sets to use as stocking stuffers! Love them! Got the idea from the amazing Vicki. I used the amazing November kit to make this and oh my goodness...I still have so much stuff left over that I can whip off a million of these:-) These kits are PACKED with goodies!

Since it is Christmas, and I am feeling generous, be sure to leave a comment and you will be entered to win a fabulous stamp set from Close to my Heart! If you become a follower of my blog your name will be entered again! If you become a follower of the JuJu Bees Scrapbook Corner blog, you will be entered AGAIN!!

I hope you can find some time to visit JuJu Bee's for our online crop happening from the 17th-20th. There is so much going on: tutorials, challenges, games and PRIZES!! Now head to Janelle's blog to finish the hop!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Countdown Calendar

Another project I did as a guest designer over at Practical Scrappers this month. I saw a tutorial on the Scrapbook Cards and Today blog on how to make a countdown calendar and I just had to make one myself! So fun for the kids to get a little treat each day as we count down to Christmas day. All product is from Close to my Heart.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

JuJu Bee's Very Merry Blog Hop and Online Crop

Mark your calendars and join us for the JuJu Bee Very Merry Blog Hop and Online Crop!! It is going to be so much fun, with lots challenges and prizes!!! Hooray!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Cards for Practical Scrappers

I am thrilled to be a guest designer for Practical Scrappers for a couple of the challenges this month! This week the focus is on Christmas cards so I played around with my Close to my Heart stamps to come up with a few. I am still covered in sparkles from the "JOY" card...sheesh that glitter gets everywhere!!! Be sure to head over to the Practical Scrappers website to check out all the fabulous inspiration from their DT!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I am - November Scrapbook Trends

This layout was in the November issue of Scrapbook Trends...SO excited about that:-)

Went to the mall today with kids in tow so I really didn't get any Christmas shopping done. I wanted to be done before the December madness hit but that didn't happen. Anyone all ready yet??

Friday, November 27, 2009

You Shine

Took a few days off from scrapbooking and my house is now clean, I have been cooking and baking, started Christmas shopping and have begun a new book! But clean houses are overrated and scrapbooking is SO much fun so my "break" is over:-)

I had fun with this layout - I made my own glittery star embellishments and now the sparkles are turning up EVERYWHERE!!! I also broke out the paint again. Click on the layout to see anything bigger or to read the journaling.

I had a heck of a time with the basic grey pearls coming from the star - that is SO NOT it's original shape. It got all tangled up on me, more than once, and I had to piece it together again. Anyone have any great suggestions for how not to get them all tangled up??

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Star Album Tutorial

I did this tutorial for JuJu Bees Scrapbook Corner. I make these star albums every year for stocking stuffers for family and friends:-) They are super easy and fun to make!

If you have never made one before, here is one way to make them:

Step 1: Cut seven 4 x 12 pieces of cardstock (mine is red)
Step 2: From these strips, cut at 5.5 inches. You will now have seven pieces of 5.5 and seven pieces of 6.5 inch pieces.
Step 3: Cut four 4x12 strips of cardstock (mine is white). Then cut these in half at 6 inches.
Step 4: You will now have all of your pieces to make this album.
Step 5: Fold all of the pieces in half.
Step 6: Put adhesive on the biggest piece and the medium piece on the outside edge only.
Step 7: Adhere them together - edges only - with the smallest piece on the inside.
Step 8: Continue to do this with all of your pieces.
Step 9: Time for finishing touches! Adhere some patterned paper over a piece of chipboard (I used a cut up cereal box). Adhere a piece of ribbon to the front and back of your book and then place your covers over top.
Step 10: Your star book is complete! Add embellishments as desired!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

ipod touch

This girl of mine is OBSESSED with her Daddy's ipod touch. She LOVES to play the games on it and her favourite is the one she is showing in the picture, where she gets to dress up the girl in outfits and choose accessories and a pet for her. I feel bad for her Daddy though, now when he comes home it is "hi daddy, can I have the ipod?" instead of her usual excitement to see is all about the!

I did this layout for a challenge over at A Million Memories to scrap a photo that you just took. Speaking of A Million Memories, I am thrilled to have been chosen as the December Guest Designer!! Hooray!! Check it out here. They have amazing kits over there and a fabulous community of scrappers:-)

I also included acrylic paint in this layout, which is the challenge going on right now over at Practical Scrappers. I used the paint to edge my cardboard heart and the edges of my patterned paper circles!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Peace on Earth Card

Well it is a gorgeous, sunny day here and it does not even feel close to Christmas yet but here I am working away on Christmas cards and other Christmas projects!!! This card works for the Crazy 4 Challenges - this week's challenge is to use acetate. I used the cute little acetate snowflakes by Heidi Swapp. Everything else is Close to my Heart.

Off to enjoy the sunshine out for a walk with my dogs!! Enjoy your day!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

JuJu Bees November Kit Reveal

I LOVE, LOVE this kit!!! You NEED to get one:-) Here is what I did with it and you really should go and check out JuJu Bees Scrapbook Corner to see the details of the kit and the fabulous creations the other DT gals came up with!!

I won!

So excited! I won the Page Maps Kit Creations contest found here!!!! Yippeee!!! I LOVE the sketches from Page Maps!!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Friends Award

I received this award the other day from the fabulous Haley G - she is the sweetest and you can check her blog out here. Thanks Haley!! :-)

And here is what the award stands for:
This award is bestowed onto blogs that are exceedingly charming. These bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes cut, even more friendships are propagated.

Now it is my turn to pass this one to five of my blogging buddies! These ladies are all so sweet and so friendly! Here they are, in no particular order:

3. Jane

Monday, November 9, 2009

Ju Ju Bees November Kit Sneak Peek

I am so excited about Ju Ju Bees November Kit! It is AMAZING!! Here is a sneak peek of what I did with it:-)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy Place Layout - using Page Maps Sketch

The sketches from Page Maps are THE BEST!! Right now there is a contest going on using this sketch, so I thought I would play along. I had so much fun doing this layout! Click on my layout to see it bigger and to read the journaling.

Felt - Close to my Heart
All paper - Close to my Heart
Stamps - Close to my Heart
Embroidery Floss - Close to my Heart
Title - jillibean soup
Brads - Bo Bunny
Clouds - imaginisce
Journaling Paper - Making Memories

I also thought I would show you how I made my flowers with a few stamps and tissue paper:) For my first step, I stamped a flower onto cardstock and cut it out. I am using this as my template. I then traced it out onto four layers of tissue paper and cut this out. I then stamped a background stamp onto each layer. Finally I poked a hole through the center of them all and adhered them together with a brad. Voila, the tissue paper flower is now ready for my project! Fun! Hope you try it!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

CPS Sketch #40

Finally I have some artwork I can share!! I have been working away with my November kit from JuJu Bees Scrapbook Corner and it is another fantastic kit!! But I can't show you yet...

Here is a card I did using this week's sketch from Card Positioning Systems. I thought I would get into making Christmas cards now that Halloween is over but nope, more butterflies. Longing for Spring I guess and winter hasn't officially even started...YIKES!!

All product is from Close to my Heart!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

An award!!

I am so honored to have gotten this award today from two fabulous ladies whose blogs I love and check out daily, Melissa and Brenda. Thanks ladies for making my day!

Here are the rules of this award:
1. You can only use ONE word!!!
2. Pass this along to 5 of your favorite bloggers!
3. Alert them that you have given them this award!
4. HAVE FUN!!!

I love these types of awards with the questions and answers so I can get to know some of my blogging buddies a little bit, but really, one word answers?? Tricky...not sure I can do!

1. Where is your cell phone? purse (probably dead cause I always forget to charge it)
2. Your hair? ponytail
3. Your mother? loving
4. Your father? inspirational
5. Your fave food? pasta
6. Your dream last night? scrapbooking (seriously, I scrapbook even in my
7. Your fave drink? coffee/red wine (nope...I can not pick just em both)
8. Your dream/goal? see now how can I answer that in one word...I have a MILLION goals!
9. What room are you in? craft room/computer room
10. Your hobby? scrapbooking(duh) and photography
11. Your fear? death (not mine necessarily,but I worry about my family all the time)
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? here
13. Where you were last night? home (yes, scrapbooking)
14. Something that you aren't?
15. Muffins? Banana
16. Wish List Item? silhouette for a Mac
17. Where did you grow up? Saskatoon
18. Last thing you did? picked up my daughter from school (see now, how do I tell ya that in one word??)
19. What are you wearing? jeans
20. Your TV? off
21. Your Pets? dogs
22. Friends? wonderful
23. Your Life? amazing
24. Your Mood? happy
25. Missing Someone? hubby (he works 2 full time jobs - hardly see him)
26. Vehicle? van
27. Something your not wearing? make-up
28. Your fave store? any scrapbook
29. Your fave color? blue
30. Last time you laughed? a minute ago
31. Last time you cried? today ( i let my daughter walk herself to school and it was bittersweet for me)
32. Your best friend? my lifelong bff - joelle ( I am even named after her - my middle name)
33. One place that I go to over and over? Beaver Creek (it is a conservation area I work at - beautiful place)
34. One person who emails regularly? my parents when they are away
35. Fave place to eat? Earls

I think I could pick 50 fabulous bloggers that I love to visit so picking 5 is HARD for me!!! The five I did pick are not only fabulous crafters, they all amaze me with their productivity. You rock ladies!!

3. Amy
5. Kim

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wink - Creative Scrappers Sketch 75

Creative Scrappers reveal today! Here is my take on sketch #75 ... and that is my last layout for Creative Scrappers as a design team member. It has been fun and I will definitely still be using their fabulous sketches!! My layout was a quick and easy one to document my youngest trying very hard to wink. She is the cutest. I also played along with Practical Scrappers challenge to use "lace cardstock" on your layout - I am way behind for that challenge though since I couldn't post it until today for the Creative Scrappers reveal!

Most of the supplies used are Cosmo Cricket.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Things you say

I wanted to do a layout to remember the cute things my three year old says. She speaks so well now that these are the last of the funny mis-pronunciations:)

All product is from Close to my Heart, except for the title, which is AC Thickers.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Candy Monsters

I was thrilled to be a guest designer for a la Carte, a fabulous challenge blog where you pick your own challenge from the menu! This is the menu this month:

1. orange, black, green, and purple
2. paper piercing
3. glitter
4. a "monstrous" embellishment
5. 3 photos
6. a candy wrapper

So for my layout, I used orange, black, green and purple, I used my piercing tool to make holes all around my orange piece of paper and I also cut out the monsters, I have glitter on my "candy" letters, I used a "monstrous" flourish and bracket (as well, I included monsters:-), I have three photos, and there are candy wrappers in the photos! Fun, fun! Aphra's layout is fabulous so go and check it out here! Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The missing tooth - Creative Scrappers #73

It is time for a new sketch over at Creative Scrappers! Here is my take on sketch #73! I can NOT believe that my baby girl is losing teeth already! AHHHH ... she is growing up WAY too fast!

Well I am off to cook a turkey...YUM! Happy Thanksgiving for you fellow Canadians:-)