Friday, January 30, 2009

Online Crops Galore and Other Stuffs!

First off...I'm still looking for Carla (cpullum) - you won the YMBD RAK, please send me an email or post in the comment section and I will get that prize pack out to you...:) :)

Okay, now for some fun stuff!!!! Who doesn't love an online crop??? I know I do, it gets the juices flowing and even makes me step out side the proverbial box once in a while!!!! :) :) So, if that's what you're looking for on this winter weekend, please drop by Your Memories By Design starting today!! Since Wednesday there have been pre-crop challenges uploaded to the Crop Forum so come on over and get warmed up for when the fun begins tonight!!!!!!

Another fun Online crop begins tonight at 8:00 PM at Scrap don't want to miss this!!! The theme is Retail Therapy and the DT have been having a blast teasing us with teasers all week...Fun times and lots of great inspiration as well!!!!!

Also at Scrap Shotz they will be continuing with Scrap Shotz Gives Back - this crop it's a charity VERY near and dear to my heart...pun intended in so many ways!!!! $5 for every layout completed and uploaded to the thread will be donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation...please give your time and create a beautiful keepsake about someone near and dear to you...I know it's going to be first on my list!!!!!

Feb 1 is the reveal for the Feb Kit at YMBD, make sure you check out the gallery for the awesome work created by an awesome DT...and don't forget the'll have lots to keep you busy for the next few weeks, that's for sure!!!!

I know I haven't uploaded much in the way of layouts lately but I have been creating like made...check back just after the 1st for a layout loaded post and the announcement of the good news I was telling you about a few weeks ago...all the mysteries will be revealed on the 1st! ;)

See you around the crop table this weekend!!! :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Any Canadian Scrapbooking Friends Out There?

Jac has started up her blog again!! If you'd like to strut your scrapbooking stuff, take a gander at this!! Canadian Scrapbookers Carnival is a blog for Canadian Scrapbookers, like myself, to share their love of all things paper craft...and more! Check it out and if you want to share all you have to do it send her an email and maybe your blog will be the next picked to "show off your talent"!!! Good luck and enjoy!!!!

Well, CHA starts this week, are you as excited as I am to get a look at all the excitement? I only wish that I someday I can be a part of something so electrified!!! One of my favorite manufacturer's is Making Memories and they always have such fabulous give aways and scrumptious new product each release!!! Check out their blog to see what the fuss is all about!!!!

That's all for now, I really, really need to turn around and start scrapping...sooooooooo much to do and so little time to do it in! It's all exciting fun stuff and I can't wait to share it with you all so please stop back soon to see what I've been up to! Oh and that exciting news that I had to share with you...I still have it to share and we just got word that I can share it sometime on Feb 1st!!! I'm so excited!!!!!!

Happy Scrapping!!!!

We Have a Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the interest in trying out Your Memories By Design products, ladies and a big thank you for taking a peek at my blog, so non exciting as it is!! Ahh, the life I lead! ;) I think you're going to enjoy the product as much as I do and with this RAK you'll get a taste of lots of different goodies...even some brand new stuff that just got posted in the store!!! Please be sure to check out YMBD's blog and shop to add to your stash in the near future!! :)

So, without further adeu, the winner is:

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Timestamp: 2009-01-24 15:36:00 UTC

cpullum said...
Count me in I would love to try the products!

8:23 PM

Carla, please email me your name and address and I'll send your winnings out to you this week, you will not be disappointed!!!

Congratulaitions and enjoy!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


But now I'm found!!!! I love, love, love, love,...well, you get the picture, Lost!!!! 2 hour Season Premier was on last night and I'm hooked all over again!!! We watched Season 4 just after Christmas and it was so nice to have Season 5 start right feeling lost (pun intended!! ;)) while waiting for the new season to start!

My fav: is Sawyer, of the bad boy! Here's what he'd call me if I was stranded by his side on an island...we all know he can call me anything he wants, though!!!! Tee hee! *blush*

Slingshot Sally...oh yeah, baby!!!! Check out the generator to the right to see what he'd call you!!!! :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

YMBD Product Give Away!!

Have you wanted to try the product at Your Memories By Design but weren't sure of the quality or diversity of it? Well, here's your chance - I'm going to let one lucky winner see for themselves just how awesome the product Cat creates is!!!!! a comment telling me why you'd like to try them and I'll pick a winner at the end of the week, Friday 23rd, to receive a RAK from my stash of left over goodies - trust me, the packs are full to brimming and I can't possibly use it all!!!! I have lots of different items that I'll package up giving you a wide assortment of product to, are you in? Then get commenting you won't regret it!! ;)

Wow, Crazy Week!!!!

First off, here are my January 15th reveal projects from YMBD...I had a blast working with the fun kit that Cat sent me...the 15th reveal is a different set of items then the 1st and these projects are to showcase the different products that Cat hand crafts and makes.

This first one is called Christmas Hams...yep, these two are pretty their sense of playfullness!!! On both layouts I used the Artisan Classic - Labels so fun and versitile!!!

Totally different feel to this layout but the Artisan Classic - Labels fit perfectly again!!!! I used the Little Yellow Bicycle Love Letters line from Scrapbook Star for my layout...the pp, the embellishments...oh my lord, so lovely!!!!!!!

After those layouts were complete I had an absolute blast creating these cards with Magical Mushrooms - Journaling Tags - and my Cuttlebug!!!!

Here's to a wonderful first month on the Design Team at YMBD, I'm loving every minute of it, I hope you are, too!!!!! :) :)

While I didn't get a lot of scrapping done this week with volleyball starting back up again on Monday, Wed and Thurs, I did manage to create this layout as a part of the layout tag at Scrap Shotz. The progression of these lifts are amazing...check them out here if you want to see the whole thing!!!!

Here's mine:

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Coming to an End vacation that is!! :( That makes me sad but I'm also looking forward to going back to work, getting back into a routine again...volleyball starts again tomorrow night and even though I'm sick, I'm dying to get back into it and actually do some exercise...I've done not much of anything since Christmas holidays began...and I can feel it, not in a good way!!!! Ugh, sluggish! :)

Here's the only layout from the last couple days that I can show you at the moment....the rest is for my YMBD Mid-Month reveal on the 15th...I'll give you a couple sneak peaks but be sure to check the message board on the 15th for the full monty!!! :) :)

And here are a couple Sneak Peeks for Jan 15th...Did I mention that this kit rocks? :)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I Win, I win!!!!

I signed up for a Digital Diva class (there's also a couple more classes that you can check out in this thread!!) at Scrap Shotz and one lucky person was to be drawn to get the class for free...I tell ya, I never win anything, so when I saw my name in the thread, I was super excited!!! Thanks, Kathy, I can't wait to get started!!!!! :) :)
On that note, if you've never taken an online (or in person) class that Kathy has really, really should, she's Awesome!!!! :) :)
That's 2 bits of good news I've gotten this week (see earlier post) wonder what the third will be..Good things happen in 3's right? :) :)

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Mix It Up 1st Challenge

Ladies, have you been to Mix It Up yet? Check out the link to the's my friend Melanie and a gaggle of uber talented scrappers issuing inspiration challenges on their blog...a Mix of sketches, color challenges, etc...hense the name!

The first challenge went up yesterday and since I'm on vacation I decided to start it right's my entry!

Thanks ladies!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

I just got some AWESOME news...

but you'll have to wait a bit until I can spill the beans...have patience!!! :)

Truly Happy!!!!

I'm truly loving using up some old stash!!!!!! We are having a little Use Your Stash challenge between a few friends and I think this is layout #4...slow going since I'm such a pokey scrapper but so far I've loved what I've created!!!

Melanie took this picture of me at our Christmas crop at her place in December...thanks Mel, it must be your photography skills because I usually hate pics of myself!!!!!! I love the look on my face here, pure happiness, and I just had to scrap it!!!!

So much goodness on this layout...Bazzill dotted CS and borders; Fancy Pants Holly Jolly Christmas line from last year; Pink Paislee; Making Memories; Prima bling; puffy paint; BG chipboard; AC Thickers...ohh the goodness!!!!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Vacation Day 2

Canada Wins Gold!!!!!!!!!
Five years in a row, the Canadian Jr. Team brings home Gold!!!!! Such a fabulous tournament and near and dear to me this year since it was in my home stompping grounds, Ottawa!! I didn't get to go to any games in person but we felt as much excitement and a rush as those in the Bank must have felt watching with the best group of friends in the world!!!!!
Now that I've come down...a bit...from my hockey high, I'm planning some scrapping time today! The tree still looks pretty so I'll leave it up for another day...or two! :)

Here's one I just finished up! Same pp as the last layout I did, opps, but obviously I love it, so it's all's all about using your stash, right? :) Used the fun Nested Circles from YMBD - they are so yummy and now come in a plethora of colors...grab some while you can, you won't regret it!!! :)
On YMBD news, the date has been set for the online crop - It's All About the Bucks...join us Jan 31st to Feb 2 for fabulous challenges and games! More details to come as the time draws closer, I hope you'll check in. Also, Cat got a new toy....go see what MAXX can do! I think she's in love...I know I am with the new goodies!!!!!
Speaking of online crops, Scrap Shotz is having their online crop the same weekend - Retail Therapy Online Crop...I think I'll book the weekend off from life and just scrap 'til my little heart's content!!! :)
Bought a new lens from a fellow scrapper yesterday...ohh, I like! It's a 75-300m Canon zoom and it's so much better than my current one - I think I'll have the old one up for sale very soon - if you're interested, let me know. It's the 75-200m and a great lens!!!!'s a beautiful sunny day out there today, maybe I'll go play with my camera!!!!!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

YMBD Jan 1st Reveal and Other Stuff!

Well, January 1st marked the beginning of my term as a Design Team member at Your Memories By Design and what a beginning it was!!!!! I just love the hand designed embellishments that Catherine creates, they go with pretty much anything and as an added bonus I get to use MY stash of pp, etc. I had a blast working with the Baby it's Cold Outside -- January Special...the kit is full of fun snowflake stickers, journal blocks, chipboard snowflakes (my fav!!!!), foam alphas and neat saying spots! A big thanks to our Online sponsor - Scrapbook Star - for some awesome Rose Mocha pp, it's heavenly!!!
Here are my projects with the Jan Kit!

Life's been busy around my house the past few weeks so I haven't scrapped as much as I'd have liked to but I'm offically on vacation for a week so I hope to remedy that issue!!! I have so many awesome photos that I took over Christams that I just can't wait to scrap!!! Have I mentioned lately how much I love my Canon Rebel? I got an awesome Gorillapod Focus for Christmas from my wonderful hubby (he spoils me so!!! :) :)) and I can't wait to use it!!!!
I'm going to try to participate in Ali's Photo a Day challenge so I'll be setting up my other blog for photos, check it out if when you get a chance. Not sure I'll be able to update it every day but I will add the pics as they are uploaded from the camera.
On another note - Do You have Curly you like it? My hair is VERY curly...I straighten it almost every time I wash it and when I don't, it's usually up in a messy ponytail...I was reading a post on Layle Concar's blog about a project her friend designed and knew right away that I had to try them out....well, all I can say is I'm in LOVE with my curls now and so is everyone else!!!! Every curl deserves to be happy is the motto at Curls Like Us and they are fabulous. The Curl Cloths do wonders for my curls and I bet they will for yours, too...I've already recruited a friend and we ordered a set for her and another set for me just today!!! Try them out if you hate your curls as much as I did!!! You won't for long, I promise!!! :)

This might be one of the longest posts I've ever added to my blog....hope you enjoy it and get as much from the links as I have been getting lately!