Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!!!

I am just waiting for my daughters to clean up their monstrous mess they made in their play area before tucking them into bed.  Yes...keeping my house clean is a resolution (now hopefully my husband doesn't make me clean up my scrap space before I can go to bed...LOL ).

This layout features the Love Story collection from Fancy Pants Designs.  Gosh I am a sucker for love collections. Hearts are a must and if I check back, a good 50% of my layouts have a heart on them.  Guess I am feeling the love in my life.  And just look at her face on this layout....she is way too loveable:-)

And here is a close up of all that Fancy Pants goodness:

Talk to y'all next year...hee hee...only three hours away.  Let the countdown begin!!!  Wishing you all a happy and safe New Year filled with lots of LOVE!!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mini Album

This month, I was so lucky to be able to guest design over at Freehand Scraps... check out HERE to see my fun little meet the designer interview on their blog! And hey, pick up a kit while you are there...they are FANTASTIC:-)

My blog post is also up today over at the Teresa Collins Design Team blog HERE. I created this mini album using the amazing Carolina Breeze collection. I am giving this mini album to my good friend..doesn't she have a BEAUTIFUL family? It was SO fun to photograph them when I saw them this summer in Vancouver. Mini albums make such a perfect gift! Are you giving away any scrappy goodness this holiday season?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ticket to Ride

This layout was published in the July issue of Scrapbook Trends. I made this one when I was designing for gcd studios using the fabulous Funhouse collection and I forgot that it got picked up before I posted it on my here it is.

I spent my weekend crafting, shopping for Christmas presents (happy to say I am pretty much done!), and today was a kids Christmas party complete with Santa and Sleigh rides. FUN! I hope you had a SUPER weekend!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12 more sleeps!!!

Can you believe it is only 12 more sleeps until Christmas!!!!

I am having SO much fun playing around in Cricut Craft Room working with Teresa Collins Christmas images. I also used her Christmas Home papers for my projects. I decided to make a card (to add to the pile I have WAITING for me to mail them...HA), as well as an ornament. I am going to attach them to my gift bags as a little something extra :-) I also took a picture of the ornament hanging on my tree to see what that looks like. I like it. My tree, however, I describe as a little (ok maybe a whole lot) on the UGLY side. It is a fake, short, lacks in branches, has mis-matched lights and is filled with homemade ornaments that my girls made. It is ugly is filled with love. My girls did the decorating, and every time I look at that tree, it makes me smile.

It is those moments that remind me, not to stress that my cards aren't out yet, that I am not done shopping, that my kids saw their presents that were supposed to be from is a season of LOVE!!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011


This season brings me so much joy! This weekend we went to visit a real reindeer and we also picked up an "Elf on the Shelf" you have one of these??? My kids LOVE it! Every night "Elfy" visits the North Pole to report to Santa and then in the morning, he is in a new spot for the kids to discover. How girls talk to their elf and get so excited when they find him in the mornings!

This tag is made using Teresa Collins Christmas Home line and was featured on the Teresa Collins Design Team blog HERE. Be sure to visit that blog daily...the team are cranking out some amazing tags as well as other projects!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Teresa Collins/Provo Craft Release

I am so excited to see Teresa Collin's new release with Provo Craft. These images are Cricut Craft Room exclusives! Have you heard of Cricut Craft Room? It is an online design tool that lets you create anywhere! It is free to sign up and you automatically get Cricut Craft Room Basics, a collection of digital shapes and fonts! I am SO excited to get CRAFTY and play around this weekend using these FABULOUS images.

I also have a layout to share featuring my sweet Maddie from last year using Teresa's Christmas Home collection. Oh my she looks so young there! Hopefully I can convince my family to let me take pictures of them tomorrow....but we will have to squeeze that in between baking cookies and visiting Santa's reindeer! LOVE this season:-)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Gift Bag Tutorial

Hello all you happy scrappers! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I braved the mall on Saturday and got a few things crossed off my list:-) So now it is time to start wrapping some presents! Since I don't like to let any of my beautiful paper go unused, I decided to make a couple of gift bags using my leftovers from my Freehand Scraps December kit. They are super easy to make, but add such a nice personal touch:-) Head over to the Freehand scraps blog HERE to see how to make one yourself!!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Freehand Scraps December Kit Reveal

Yipppeee December has arrived! I am very excited for the Christmas season and the first of December is when I really get into it! It is also the day I get to show you my projects that I did with the fabulous December Kit from Freehand Scraps.

My first layout features my sweet Sienna and her Christmas letter to Santa. Now that she is five and learning to write, she was so excited to write Santa her wish list. All she asked for was a "crib life" doll...whatever those are...not sure she really knows what they are.... darn commercials :-)

Next up, is Sienna again from last year's adventures in the snow! She was throwing snow up in the air! Snow fun indeed!

And for my last layout, I took pictures of Madison in her new reindeer antlers that she will be wearing at her school Christmas concert!

I also made a couple cards...I sooo LOVE those Christmas lights.

Be sure to swing by the Freehand Scraps gallery for more inspiration from the other designers! This kit is a must have!

Off to go turn on some Christmas music! Have a SUPER day!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Freehand Scraps - Sneak Peeks!!!

Happy Monday to you! So far my week is off to a much better start than last week! (I spent the week recovering from a concussion after falling on the ice/concrete back onto my head while out on my run...OUCH) Luckily, I had an AMAZING kit from Freehand Scraps to work with! I am fortunate to be a guest designer for the December kit:-) I can only show you a few sneaks for now but I will tell you that I absolutely adore this kit!!!!!! Stay tuned.......but in the meantime go to Freehand Scraps and check out the other kits from the previous months...they are ALL fantastic!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Two Pager!!!

This layout was up on the Teresa Collins Design Team blog the other day. It felt so good to do a two page layout!!! These adorable kids belong to my neighbour...I took their pictures last year - they are all the sweetest kids - and I couldn't resist scrapping them! It is so fun to mix it up by scrapbooking someone else's family don't you find?

I am so excited for Christmas this year and can't wait to decorate! I am trying to convince my hubby to let me get a real tree this year. What kind of Christmas tree do you have? Fake or real?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Working Woman

Yup...I am a working woman. (not that I wasn't working before....staying at home IS hard work) I have a term contract until January and it has been a tough adjustment but I have finally figured out my routine. And work is great...I get to spend a part of my day feeding these adorable chickadees! But, as cute as they may be, they are no replacement for my sweet girls and I miss them like crazy!!!!!

I am enjoying a fabulous weekend of catching up on some crafting!!!! These three cards use the amazing Nikki Sivils
product and were published in the fall issue of Canadian Scrapbooker! Be sure to grab a is jam packed with


Also......all you canadians out there....check out THIS announcement on Teresa Collins blog! She is coming to Canada!!! WHOOP WHOOP!!! I am sooooo excited!!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Christmas is coming!

Well now that Halloween has come and gone, it is time to start thinking about Christmas! Here are a few of my Christmas projects that were featured on the Teresa Collins Design Team Blog HERE. Be sure to check that blog out daily...the design team has created some AMAZING projects!

I am trying to do my Christmas cards early this year so here are a couple I have come up with using Teresa Collin's Christmas Home line.

Reading "The Night Before Christmas" is a family tradition and I love that my daughter is now old enough to read it to us!!!

It is calling for snow tomorrow so that will put me even more in the Christmas spirit :-)

Also, I wanted to let you know thatMiss Arts Papercrafting School is having a free class weekend (Nov 4-6th) so be sure to check it out!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Cards

I LOVE LOVE Halloween and I love to send cards ..... so I decided to make a few halloween cards. I made cute paper pumpkins last year to use as part of my seasonal decor but i thought, why not add it to a card? LOVE how it turned out!

For all of my cards, I used the Haunted Hallows line from Teresa Collins. For all the instructions on how to make them check out my post on the Teresa Collins Design Team Blog HERE.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Giveaway on Teresa Collin's blog

Hello!!! Just popping in quick to let you know about a FANTASTIC giveaway on Teresa Collin's blog! Go HERE to enter!!! She is giving away TC Chic and Scary Cricut cartridges!!!

I will be back soon with some projects....we are having internet issues at my house so I haven't been able to post anthing. I am sneaking on here at work (shhhhhh) to let you know about this amazing giveaway.....


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

She has done it again....

Here is Teresa Collin's mid-release...CAROLINA BREEZE. I LOVE everything Teresa designs but this one I am especially excited to get my hands on!!! I am in love with yellow and grey colour combinations right now:-)

Check out her blog to see some gorgeous projects created with this line!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Colourful Life

My girls make life so FUN and so COLOURFUL! I can not imagine my life without them. Life has been super busy lately and I look forward to spending the evening with my girls tonight at home without any plans!

It is another BEAUTIFUL fall day! Hope it is as lovely wherever you are:-)

Monday, September 19, 2011

When life hands you lemons....

These pictures were taken on our trip to Phoenix to visit my parents. They have a lemon tree beside them - which was EXTRA exciting because we visited them in February when it was -30 C at home! The girls had a blast making lemonade with their pickings:-)

I was super excited to find this Sweet Summertime line from Little Yellow Bicycle since it matched my vision for my page PERFECTLY. Don't you love it when that happens?

Have a SUPER monday!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Back in the groove...

So happy to be back to a schedule and that the kids go to bed early again so I have my evenings free to scrapbook! I seem to be on a card kick here is another one!

Happy FRIDAY!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Celebrate Love

This weekend my parents will be celebrating their 40th anniversary. They share such a true and beautiful love and they are such an inspiration to me. On Friday they are coming over for supper to celebrate. So today I am celebrating their love with a card.

I picked up some gorgeous Authentique Paper at a **new** scrapbook store CLOSER to my house (and that is dangerously GOOD...hee hee) and while checking out their blog today, I discovered there is a sketch challenge. Since I thought it would be quicker than a layout (who am I take me forever), I decided to play along with the card sketch. I used the delicious Uncommon and Journey lines. This sketch challenge ends in a couple of I had to take a picture using flash tonight so pardon the pic.

Check out the DT's examples and all the entries HERE.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

She melts my heart

My sweet baby girl is starting kindergarten this Friday. (They start a little later because their teacher does home visits to meet all the kids first:-) I am truly in shock about her going to school. How did she grow up so fast? I am feeling very happy for her but I know that I will be a mess on Friday:-( I have loved being at home with her every day and feel so blessed to have had so much one on one time with her.

So today I did a layout about her. This girl really does melt my heart. I love how crazy fun she is, I love her sense of humour, I love how sweet and thoughtful she is.....everything!!!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gift Cards

September. Unbelievable! Anyone else wondering where summer went? You will have to pardon my blog absence but we were away for LOTS of the summer. It was wonderful...many relaxing days at the beach, fishing, boating, tubing, swimming, too much eating (!), spending so much time TOGETHER as a family. Then I spent some time in Vancouver, for my sweet friend's wedding! So happy for her to have found love! And after that, back to the lake. Summer sweetness.

However, it is right back to routines now...and I embrace that. My kids finally go to bed at their bedtimes and my evenings are mine again. Hello scrap room...I've missed you! I made these cute purse cards that open up to hold a gift card using mostly the fabulous Posh collection from Teresa Collins.

Now I am off to get inspired by your blogs :-) :-) :-)

New debut Chic and Scary TC Cartridge

EEEK! I am so excited about this NEW Teresa Collins Chic and Scary is FABULOUS!!! Check out Teresa's blog for amazing examples AND....for a chance to WIN!!!!!!

This cartridge is a limited edition and I am sure it will sell out fast!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sister Love

Getting organized today....tackled the task of cleaning my scrapbooking room and going through all my kids artwork. What do YOU do with your kids artwork? How much to save? What to throw out? For my pre-schooler...I took pictures of her with her art after every class so I can do a quick page and have all work stored that way.

I love this girls seriously melt my heart. I LOVE how much they love each other:-) This layout uses Teresa Collins World Traveler collection (check it out HERE) ...I love how it can be used for any theme! And that heart? So fun...I picked up some Martha Stewart micro beads from Michaels the other day (on a clear out a great deal) and I used the negative space of the heart from a CTMH heart chipboard set by cutting around what was left after I popped the heart chipboard piece out...hope that makes sense. Click on the photo to see it closer up!

Well...back to organizing I go....

Friday, August 5, 2011


This girl makes me so happy. And she is so happy...she is so fun to hang out with:-) I can not believe that soon, very soon...she will be starting kindergarten. But trying not to think about that just yet; we still have a few more weeks of summer to soak up! Hope you are enjoying yours:-)

This is another layout I did using Teresa Collin's Black and White cartridge. Love how it looks with all that colour added to it!