Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Just a few things to show you today; here is the Christmas present that I made with BG pp, my Cuttlebug and a picture frame...she loves it but asked for one of what Emilie got, too...who knew! LOL
Here's what Emilie got - she asked for a diary this year so Auntie Julie came through and made one for her! I love it, and so does she...and Dani! lol
That's all for now...we're in the middle of a NCIS Season 3 marathon but I stopped to do some scrapping for my very first reveal at YMBD...Love the results and I hope you'll check out the forum on Jan 1st and feel the same!!!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
So, from our house to yours, I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!!!! Travel safe if you're traveling and enjoy your loved ones at this very magical time of year.
I will leave you with one of my favorite Christmas tunes...what do YOU want for Christmas??
Here's what I want....a Hippopotumus!!!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
So, lots to show you this week...but first, I just have to say that I am D-O-N-E my Christmas shopping!!! Oh yeah, baby!! It's all bought, wrapped and under the tree...I think this is the earliest I've ever been completly finished!! I need to stop and get Paul's stocking stuffers but other than that...no more malls or stores for me! Ahhhhhhhhhh, feels good!!!! :) :) I also have to add that Paul is done..even my stocking is filled and under the tree...that is just not right!!!! lol
Had a wonderful time at Melanie's yesterday scrapping with my peeps - thanks again, Mel
for an awesome time, opening your home to us crazy chicks (Poor Dan! LOL) and letting me snuggle Brianna...love her baby sweet smiles!!!! Got lots done, finished Emilie's diary (I'll show you all after Christmas), did a couple cards for the January DT reveal at YMBD and a layout just for me!!!! That's a lot for me in one day!!! Oh and even though I had my camera I forgot all about taking a picture of Carole's amazing Turtle Cheesecake that she brought...omg, HEAVEN!!!!!!! Thanks, Carole!!!!
We did a Chinese gift exchange and here's the present I took home...LOVE it, what a cool funky color of Santa...he went on the tree right away!!! :)
Here's a pic of the 4 girls...we missed you Mitch, hope you had a safe drive home today!!!! From Left to right - Julie, Carole, Wendy and Melanie - the hostess with the Mostess!
At Scrap Shotz this year we did an ornament exchange that I took part in...fun!!! Here are the ornaments I got from Ellen...along with a beautiful card!!! Thanks again, Ellen, they are perfect!!!! :)
Now for some fun layouts and projects that I've worked on this week. This tasty little nugget is Crate Paper - Mia Collection, yum!!!!; Prima bling, Bazzill shape strips; and YMBD Journal Spots. Based on a sketch from So Sketchy - see link at right!
Oh look!!! More Pink Paislee - I had fun playing with the Tinsel Town line creating this canvas. I used a Tim Holtz Ranger Fragment and covered the pp with it and cut the trees out of a sheet of pp add some AC sparkly Thickers and lots of Stickles and you have...fun stuff!!!
This layout was done for the Dec Sketch Challenge at Scrap Shotz...fun working with the circle background shape...I've never done that before without backing it with cardstock - I think I like it!!!!
I did this layout last night...thanks for the title help, girls!!!!! More Pink Paislee - Sweetcakes Line! Yum, so bright and fun for little girls!!! I made the flower from pp and punches and "ribboned" my ribbon for a fun element on the bottom! It reminds me of Robertson Ribbon Candy...any one from Truro, NS and surrounding areas should be familiar with that candy!!! More YUM!!! :)
And last but not least...and the best, I think just because of what it is!!! It's Jess's Loo Roll Gift Card holder!!! How fun is this? It's made with an empty toilet paper roll...it's a perfect size for a gift card so if you have time and you want a fun way to "wrap" gift cards you're giving...check out her tutorial...so quick, easy and fun to make!!! :)
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Here, in all it's glory the layout I created from the Got Sketch Mini Class for Sketch #2.
Monday, December 08, 2008
So, in the spirit of Christmas, it's time for a new banner photo and a cool new background color! It's so easy to change the background now with the templates from Simply Chic Blog Templates , you might just find me doing it every couple of months to keep things fresh!!! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!
My first DT kit from YMBD arrived today...the goodies are so cool! I can't wait to start working with them - I might even be done early for a change, haha! I wonder if Cat knows how much of a procrastinator she hired for her 2009 DT? ;) ;) Tonight I took some pics of my favorite Christmas decorations (one is the blog header photo) so I've spent the night playing with those pics, maybe you'll see them on a layout in the near future!!
Here are a couple for you to enjoy along with me!
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Here's my latest layout....finished it last night!! I'm so in love with Pink Paislee pp with it's endless fun colors, patterns and embellishments!!! This is Cupcake and well, Sophie is as sweet as a cupcake so this pp worked perfectly!!!!
I've got the Christmas Spirit, do you have the Christmas Spirit? :) That's a little saying in our family, we usually start most conversations with that when talking to my aunts and mom. Makes us smile and get into the Christmas Spirit even if we're not quite ready for it!!! lol
On another note - I'm enjoying my Cuttlebug a LOT...who knew?? I've used it on cards, layouts (the butterflies on the layout above, for example, were my latest aquisition) and different altered projects I'm working on, it has so many uses that it really ended up being money well spent!!! I can't wait to show you the rest when they are completed!!!
Our Christmas tree is going up today...I'll have it ready to go for this evening to add the lights since I prefer to string the lights in the dark so that I can make sure they are perfect...if I'm still "going" once that much is done, I'll most likely finish it tonight, if not, that will be tomorrow's job. I can't wait for the house to be all festive and decorated!!!! Love this time of year! Oh and I did a little online shopping this morning for Paul, he'll be happy with this gift I know!
That's all for now...have a great weekend!!!
Monday, December 01, 2008
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Friday, November 28, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Now for some fun Pink Paislee creations...oh dear, I'm so addicted to this pp line right now...I've always liked it but lately everything they are coming out with is inspiring me big time!
**note the flower center here, it's a Tim Holtz circle Fragment...how cool are these things...I got some as a gift and had NO idea what to do with them...watched a video on Tim's blog and voila, I have a flower center!!! :) Love it!
These are portrait photos that I never know what to do with...too small to frame, he's already 3 years older than these pics so I decided to scrap them...they can't be submitted, etc. but they're still cute to me and I thought fit perfectly with the Pink Paislee owl!!
This one...way different than my usual style of scrapping but I wanted to showcase a pic of each of our neices and nephew and one together so trimming a few of the odd pics I had fit perfectly on this layout.
That's all for today...but it's only early, you never know what might arrive on here before the day is through!!! ;) Happy Scrapping!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Yup, I made the Design Team at Your Memories By Design....I'm soooooo excited to join this awesome team of ladies and working with Cat's handmade unique designs every month! Our term starts Jan 1, 2009 so be sure to come and check it all out and get familiar with the site and products if you haven't already...you won't regret it!!!!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I plan to make a whole bunch more...it might just be my "2008 ornament that I make for all the kids and family"!! I'm sure they will love them!!! :) TFL
Check out this blog post for details on the cards and links to how to create, etc.
Monday, November 17, 2008
I did this layout for YMBD "On the Menu" Challenge. It was originally the 4th weeks challenge for the SYTYCS contest that was cancelled and Cat decided "why waste an awesome challenge" so she posted it for us! I finally found time to create the layout and I love how it turned out!!!!
Course #1 - Corrugated Cardboard
Course #2 - Stamp Sampler
Course #3 - Transparency Puree
Course #4 - Ribbon Rigatoni
Course #5 - Chipboard Chocolate
Bold the number and line that you have done:
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyworld
8. Held a praying mantis
9. Climbed a mountain
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped.
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon - not yet!!
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma - every chance I get!!
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person - only from the airplane
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating ( huh?!)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day
On that note Are you a Vampire or a Werewolf? Take this little quiz and find out which team you're on!
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You are charming, sensual, and even a bit manipulative.
You can't help but get people to do what you want.
You have sharp senses and a strong predatory instinct.
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While you have the heart of a killer, many people are drawn to you.
You are elegant, timeless, and mysterious. You are the ultimate fantasy object.
I grabbed some of last years Basic Grey and went to town, the die cuts are so much fun!!!!
This next layout is new October Afternoon...one of my fav lines lately!!!!!! The colors are lucious without being overly bright!!!!
Based on this sketch from Beggahuna Sketches - yummy!!!!!!!!
Thanks for looking and come back soon...I have a few Pink Paislee (another fav-o-rite lines) layouts in my head and can't wait to get them done and uploaded!!! :)
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Here's another one from the same Fancy Pants line, can you tell I like it? Honestly, I really do! ;) lol This was the October Kit at Scrap Shotz and I was able to snag a kit this month...I miss being on the DT sometimes!!!! ;)
Monday, November 03, 2008
I did a little bit of scrapping this weekend, applied for a couple of Design Team postions and a guest DT position at a sketch blog...it's okay either way if I get none of them but hey, it's a way to get my work out there, right? In between 2 trips to the dump with "stuff" from our basment (ahh, the space down here now!!!), winterizing the boat and flower beds and cleaning up outside...we even had a bon fire of pine branches...nice!!!!!!, I did a little scrapping but my Sat. evening plans were thwarted by the fact that I fell asleep on the couch at 9:00PM!! My #1 reason why I don't lay on the couch in the evenings!!! lol
I did an overhaul on myself this weekend, too...new color, a 2 step jobbie that was actually kind of fun to do and it actually looks okay, I'll see about getting a picture tonight after work, see if hubby can work the camera for me! :)
That's all for now, maybe I'll get in a card or two before volleyball tonight!! :)
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I was surfing blogs and checked out a fav of mine and found this little post for easy, super cute Christmas cards...after debating what pp to use and creating a Christmas tree pattern in PSP since I don't have any tree stamps, it took me about 15 minutes to make 4 of them!!! Watch the video to see just how easy they are and then get started on your own Christmas Cards, like I did! :)
Ignore the crooked stamping...my stamp was messed up and I finally (by the last card ;)) had to take it off the wood mount and reposition it!!! Might have to redo the background piece before I send them off...it's driving me batty!!!!
Come on over and join us at Scrap Shotz - Jess has issued a challenge that looks easily managable!!
The challenge is this...
Do (or re-do if you've done them)... TWENTY of the October and November challenges...
...yes the mini card crop challenges
...yes the October DT challenges
...yes the Color your world crop challenges
...yes the Scrappy Hour projects
...yes the November DT challenges
With supplies from your CURRENT STASH... (as of today...)
Win the draw and I will buy you the December SSZ kit in it's entirety!!! Even if you're a subscriber the bill will come to me! (DT members...you will get the equivelent in a GC as you'd already have the kit...)
Anyone up for the challenge???
Deadline is December 1st...
Come pick your spot in the thread and start scrapping...it'll be fun, I promise...and well worth it if you win the contest, the prize rocks!!!! :)
Friday, October 24, 2008
That said, no matter how tired I am...I WILL!!!! scrap tonight!!!! I've had so much mojo lately that it's surprising even me!!! Everything is pulled out from the Mini Card Crop that SSz had a couple weeks ago to start my Christmas cards so it really wouldn't be hard but I have so much new stuff...and more on the way that I've been wanting to play with that I'm okay if I wait a little bit to start them!! ;) I've got an idea brewing in my head for the pumpking carving pictures I took last Thanksgiving at my in-laws place...I figure with some TLC in PSE that I can get some cool photos to print and scrap! **mental note to stop at Staples tonight to buy printer paper...and maybe some ink! ;)
Off to look at some inspiration on blogs and in galleries...I mean get back to work!!!! Have a great weekend everyone!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Stay dry my fellow ducks!!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
So, I made it through to Round #3 of the So You Think You Can Scrap contest at YMBD, I'm so excited!!!! Thanks for the votes for those of you that voted for me!!!! :) The next round is very cool....going to take a lot of thinking to do something different and that stands out from the crowd!!! I have an idea so I'll be starting tonight...even skipping volleyball to scrap...so not like me but that's how excited I am...and my knee is still a bit swollen! ;) Shh...that's the real reason I'm missing but hey, whatever works!!!! :) :)
Picking up photos from yesterday's shoot on the way home tonight, I can't wait to take a gander of them printed and see how they compare to my monitor...and scrap them, of course! ;)
That's it for now...oh, check out the gallery at Scrap Shotz, lots of yummy stuff in there from the online crop this weekend!!!!!!
Enjoy your day!!!