Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

NYE Crop

At Scrapbook Star.  Starting now until Jan.1st midnight.  Lots of challenges and lots of fabulous prizes to be won, especially a Sizzix Texture Boutique Machine!!!

Be sure to come back here on January 1st for a chance to win some Blog Candy!!! :D

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Monthly Contest At Scrapbook Star

The contest ends Dec.31 so be sure to check it out. This months contest is "Snow" so get those pages entered. Click here to check it out. The prize is a monthly kit so you won't want to miss out. Here is my submission.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Boxing Day Sale at Scrapbook Star

You don't want to miss out!!! 30%-50% off on just about everything. Delivery is super fast and customer service is the best. Sale ends Dec.28 so don't wait. Click here to start shopping!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Big Announcement!

I have some exciting news to share. I should have posted this a week ago but I have been sick with H1N1. The worst flu I have ever had and hope to never experience the like again. Now that i am feeling a little more like myself I'd like to share my great news. Starting January 2010 along with 2 new gals we begin our term as DT for Scrapbook Star (my LSS)! How cool is that!!! We join an amazing ongoing team. Be sure to check it out as there are daily inspirations, monthly challenges, online crops and much much more. Be sure to check back often.

Monday, November 2, 2009

OOPS It's been a while

I hadn't realized it's been a while since I last posted. I've been in a little funk and also under the weather for the past week. That didn't stop me from scrapping though. Here are a few pages.

This page was inspired from the photo. My LSS held a special crop for one of the members from the board of Scrapbook Star.

These next two pages were inspired by using only the colors from the photo and nothing more.

And this one was just to have some fun using bubble wrap and paint dabbers.

Be sure to come back soon as I will be having a really cool rak to give away. I did a clean up and have lots of goodies. :D

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

For my DT on MOSD for October. This month it is with a theme - holidays in October. I decided to do a thanksgiving card. I used the MOSD scallop chipboards. Before pasting my PP to the chipboard I used an x-acto knife and lightly cut a line so I could fold my card. I then decorated my chipboard with PP and ribbon and alpha mini's. I used adhesive to bound the front and back of the card.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

1st Year Anniversary

I can't believe that one year ago today I started scrapping! What an unbelievable ride it's been. In one year I accomplished so much. Here are two new pages. TFL!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ahhh! Indian Summer!

The new Indian Summer from BG is soooooooo gorgeous! Every single page!!! If you don't have your hands on this yet then don't wait any longer. You will not be disappointed. Here are 2 pages completed with ideas for more. :D TFL!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The One!!!

Ever have an idea and the perfect picture and then the right PP's come along? And as you create the idea you had turns out better than you ever expected? And then you keep looking at that completed page to make sure you didn't dream the results? That's what happened with this page! TFL!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

September Reveal And Other Stuff

This is my last challenge for Butterfly Crafts! It's hard to believe that the summer just flew by. Challenge #19 create a LO about your favourite song. Why is it your favourite? Does it bring back special memories?

Please upload your LO's to our gallery, leave a link in the comments or e-mail them to by 5th October (you have a little extra time this month Karen will be on vacation) to be in with a chance of becoming the October guest designer and this month the winner will also receive a $30USD Gift Certificate from the September Sponsor Scrapmuse.

Here is my page!

Here are some random pages I did. 1967 Year Of The Goat was done using the new PP's from Bo Bunny! I love the vibrancy of the colors. Oy Outback Wannabe's was done using the new PP's from My Mind's Eye. The photo was perfect for it.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Monthly Kits Anyone!!!

Let's face it...sometimes we get lazy and want to have something that will help save time. It's nice sometimes to have matching PP's and cardstock, with matching embellishments. If you are like me i am very particular with what i like. I have been getting the monthly kit from my LSS Scrapbook Star for a year now and I am amazed every time I receive it because it's even more stunning than the one before. So if you are looking for a monthly kit that is full of goodness then look no further. I promise you will not be disappointed. Go check out the previous months but sorry this month's is already sold out!!!

Click here to subscribe for the monthly kits.

There is a blog contest happening so be sure to check out the store's blog once you are there!!! You have a chance of winning 2 monthly kits!!! Good luck!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Cosmo Cricket - Earth Love

I am so into Cosmo Cricket PP's right now. The Earth Love collection is one of my favs and the Jolly By Golly is so darn cute for the holidays. I am expecting some more this week and can't wait. Here is my 2nd page using the Earth Love collection. TFL! I so wanted to take this little guy home!!! Sigh! I used some beads at the bottom to give it a little walk way feel. Thank god for glossy accents they are sealed tight to the page. LOL

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Some sneak peaks!

It's that time again! There is another challenge that will be revealed on the 1st for Butterfly Crafts and here are some sneak peaks.

Be sure to check back on the 1st for the full reveal! TFL!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First Mini Book

First let me say how excited I am to be posting my first project for MOSD! This gave me the push I needed to make my first mini album ever! At first I was really nervous because thinking outside of a 12 x 12 page isn't easy. The hardest part on mini books is having to cut your pages and making sure that they all match. What's wonderful about the chipboard precuts is you don't have to worry about that.

For my covers I used the precut acrylic and i used acrylic paint around the edges. I was worried that over time the paint could easily chip away so I went over it with glossy accents. I then decorated it with flowers and bling.

I am an Aunt to 5 wonderful nieces and nephews so I used 1 page both sides to showcase each one. What I loved about this chipboard is the half circle edge so I used it to put each of their names. TFL!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Right Place Right Time

I was sitting on my balcony and about to get up when I heard something. I turned around and not even 2 feet away from me I saw an amazing thing. A grasshopper. So I quickly ran in the house and prayed that when I returned he would still be there. HE WAS!!! And I got some amazing shots. Here is the page I did with him titled "Thanks For Hopping By"

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I'm Back

After a minor set back due to the surgery I am back. A few stitches were resting on my nerve and well that was quite painful. Now the stitches are gone and i am much better. After all that I finally managed to complete a page. Yippee! I used a sketch from 52 Sketches 52 Weeks to give me inspiration.

Here is my page

And here is the sketch

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Who Loves Stamps???

A very good friend of mine has become a demonstrator at Stampin' Up and her blog is so please be sure to check it out. Right now she has a contest going on for a $5 gift certificate. The contest is only available in Canada at this time.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I received an email this evening from Canadian Scrapbooker. They are publishing my LO in their December (winter) Issue!!! WOOOOOT!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Who Loves Sketches?

I do I do!!!! Sometimes I can stare at a paper and nothing happens. We all need inspiration from time to time and 52 Sketches 52 Weeks have plenty to give a boost. Last weeks sketch inspired this LO! TFL!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Post Operation LO's

It's so hard to believe that last Wednesday I had surgery done to my hand. What is more surprising is that I have been able to use it more than I thought I would. It was tough the first few days because I had to exercise my fingers. But I didn't let that stop me. I have managed to complete 2 LO's. For the LO Beauty Defined the journaling is "Beauty" defined in the dictionary. Here they are and TFL!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Challenge #17 Reveal

It's that time again. Butterfly Crafts has another challenge for you. What's your favorite food or drink? Scrap it and go on over to Butterfly Crafts to win a prize. Here is my full page. My nephew's favorite fruit in the summer.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Daily Inspiration

Over at Scrapbook Star there is always lots of inspirations but I have to admit I love sketches. Last weeks sketch blew my mind and there was so many different takes. Here is the sketch from Jemma and my take on it.

Be sure to check it out because there are points to be collected for a chance to win in the monthly lottery and the summer SSGT for prizes!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sneak Peak for Challenge #17 at Butterfly Crafts

Here's a little sneak peak for challenge #17 at Butterfly Crafts. The reveal will be August 1st so be sure to check back. Don't forget if you partcipate there are goodies to be won at Butterfly Crafts.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Day Finally Arrived!

I now own a Canon Rebel SLR!!! I gave it a little test tonight and it is sweet!!! Here is a page I did but had to wait for my camera before I could upload! I used the new PP's from Fancy Pants - Kraft Kutz. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

2 Days And Counting

Until I pick up my new slr!!! I have decided on the canon rebel. I was torn between the Nikon D60 and the canon rebel. Basically it's the same camera with the same functions. What sold me is that the Nikon doesn't have LCD capabilities after you take your photo. I need this feature. Maybe I have become spoiled since cameras went digital but I need to know before I upload if my picture came out.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Going Thru Camera Withdrawal!!! LOL

I sold my digital camera and on Thursday I am picking up a brand new Canon Rebel SLR. However at the moment I am without a camera and going thru some serious withdrawals. Of course when you don't have it is when you need it. 3 days and counting!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Who's Up For An Online Crop Weekend???

My LSS is having an online crop weekend. There are prizes to be won and points to collect. Please check out Scrapbook Star for some serious scrapping. It's going to be a rainy weekend so the timing is perfect!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

2 More Pages for Sassy Scrappers

Here are my last 2 pages using the bound + d/termined "Word of the Wise" collection. I still have lots of paper and die cuts left :D.

For this page I used a lot of the die cuts and decorated it with bling and flowers.

On this page I used the slice to cut out my grass, leaves and rake.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Big Sale Going On At Scrapbook Star

These sales are totally worth it. Scrapbook Star has fantastic delivery and lots of items to choose from.

July 10 - 12 2009
In-Store and Online

Receive 10% off all COPIC markers
Receive 20% off all Cricut Products
Receive 30% off all other products*
Receive 50% off already reduced products (in our on sale section)

*Does not apply to COPIC airbrush systems or Aircans, to Scrapbook Star kits, kit subscriptions & products (such as totes, shirts etc), ribbon by the yard, or to Slice products by Making Memories.

Please note that online orders must be received by 3pm EASTERN on July 12, 2009 to qualify for the sale prices.

On in stock items, does not apply to pre-orders, special orders, lay-a-way. Sorry no rainchecks. Unfortunately during this sale we will not be accepting orders for pick-up. This discount will not show up in your shopping cart. It will be added when we process your order. Unfortunately during this sale we will not be able to contact you with items out of stock. Your order will ship as is, with in-stock items. Free shipping over $100 DOES NOT APPLY during this sale

Sassy Scrappers Crop All Weekend Long

Challenges were posted as early as Monday July 6 however the real fun starts tonight.

Come crop with us!

We're croppin' again over on the message board! Pre-crop challenges for our Tutti Frutti "mini" crop went up on Monday and the real fun kicks off on Friday when the rest of the challenges will be posted! We have lots of light, fun challenges for you! Challenges are due Monday, July 13th at midnight PST. The Grand Prize will be some awesome papers from our sponsor Bound + d/termined!! So come join us, sit back, relax and get a few layouts done this weekend! Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sassy Scrapper July Kit Reveal

Today was the official reveal for the July kit. Our sponser is bound + d/termined. Here are my first 2 pages using this gorgeous kit.

This is my first page titled "Bare Necessities" I used the PP to cut out my butterflies, flowers and bug. I also used the frame a little differently.

For this page titled "I Love Today" I used a lot of the die cuts that came with the kit. I also used the PP to cut the arrow. And used the quote as my title.

Check back in a few days I will have another 2 pages to reveal.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs

July has been an exciting time. It is with great pleasure that I announce another DT Spot at Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs (MOD Squad) for short. I am SO excited to have made my first manufacturer DT!! This is the announcement on their blog today.

Drum Roll Please....

We are thrilled, we are excited, we are beside ourselves....WE HAVE A NEW DESIGN TEAM!

First I must say, this was by far, the most difficult decision we have had to make in a very long time. We had over 50 very talented applicants apply for 14 positions on our MOD Squad. Which means we had to disappoint a lot of very talented crafters. This is never an easy task and certainly one we don't enjoy. But the good news is we were also able to spread joy and happiness to 14 incredible ladies (not leaving the guys out here - we only had female applicants...). We also have two members returning from the original team, to make it a 16 member team.

So without further ado, we would like to introduce the new MOD Squad (aka: the Midnight Oil Design Squad). You can find links to their blogs along the left hand side...

Gloria Stengel
Debbie Fitzgerald
Shannon Morgan
Jennifer Hansen
Marisa Faylim
Dolores Cancel
Lori McCausland
Carolyn Lontin
Pamela Jordan
Valerie Chmielak
Naureen O'Neale
KellyJean Gettelfinger
Amy Oxford
Vickilyn Crawford
Erica Hofstetter
Tina Guigui

These wonderful ladies will begin introducing themselves here in the following days. You can also find out more about them at their personal blogs. Then beginning August 1st each of these ladieswill begin posting projects, tips and techniques for your enjoyment right here at the MOSD blog!

Congratulations ladies and thanks in advance for all your hard work!

Their blog is posted on the left. Please check it out!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sassy Sneak Peaks

Sassy Scrappers already has the info on the blog so I will reveal here. This month's sponser is bound + d\termined. I couldn't believe the amount of papers & matching die cuts that i received from one kit. It's called Word of the Wise and it has so many colors. I have completed 2 pages and I will show a sneak peak. The reveal will be on Wednesday, July 8 on Sassy Scrappers. Of course I will also reveal here. :D

Here is the 1st sneak peak for "Bare Necessities"

And here is the 2nd sneak peak for "I Love Today"


Great News

I am on the Design Team for Butterfly Crafts and Sassy Scrappers. How exciting is that!!! I started my term for Butterfly Crafts in June. Once a month on the 1st of the month I submit a layout based on the challenge given. There are goodies to be won. :) So be sure to check it out.

Starting this month I begin my term with Sassy Scrappers! Once again there is lots of goodies to be won. As soon as I get the ok I will post the goodies and the sponser. You won't be disappointed. Stay tuned!

A Big Thanks

I started scrapbooking in Sept. 08 and if it weren't for the help of Scrapbook Star I don't think I would have ventured far in this hobby. I was a little overwhelmed at first but the wonderful ladies at SS were with me every step of the way. Scrapbook Star is my LSS and I am not only a full participant on the message boards but I am actively partcipating in their crops & classes. I have become great friends with quite a few members and my life has forever changed. Thank you Sam for your patience and your amazing store!!! Big hugs!

Welcome To My Blog!

Hello everyone! I have been thinking for a while that I need a blog and considering all the amazing things that have happened I have decided I need one. I am a little nervous because I was never a blogger before. I will certainly make mistakes but I look forward to this new venture.