Saturday, July 31, 2010

Last chance

Hurry on over to XOXO for some fun. You have 1 more day to get your layout(s) posted to win this months fabulous prize from Lucky Girls Crafts!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Have you been over to Ella Publishing today?

Go HERE to see what I'm talking about ; )

On to other news... have you seen the new Sassafras embellies????
All I can say is, I want them all!
Go see what I'm talking about HERE!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Just Create

So I have the most fabulous Coffee place in the whole world steps away from my house. It is fabulous! They also have heaps of burlap bean sacks that they are just giving away. I grabbed a bunch. I would offer to grab some for my fellow friends here but I have no idea how I would get them to you. They are seriously huge. Anyways, I am not much of an altering person but I do attempt from time to time. This time around I made a wall hanging for my craft room out of one of the burlap sacks. Here is how it turned out:

I love it! I'm entering it in the Blue Moon Altered Contest. You can get details HERE.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I just thought that since CHA is upon us I would share some LO's I made for the company Upsy Daisy Designs.


You can go HERE to see the new lines and if your at CHA please go check them out!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Come take a class

Are you in the Victoria area? Come take a class from me. Here is my next class at the Scrapbook Parade. You will get to do this fab Double LO and learn how to do these adorable origami butterflies too! Check out the Scrapbook Parades Blog for all of the info and the latest news!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Busy lady

Not only have I been busy doing projects for the fabulously Canadian Company Upsy Daisy Designs which you will get to see if you are headed to CHA but I have also been working on LO's for my 6 week class I'm doing at my LSS The Scrapbook Parade. If you live in Victoria or close to come join us. It starts August 29th and it is every second Sunday for 6 weeks. Lots of fun stuff!

Here are a few peaks:

and in other news check out this link for a chance to win some great blog candy!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I almost forgot

My goodness time is flying by. In fact it went by so fast I almost forgot all about Project 12.
I quickly pulled it together last night since I have to have it posted by the 20th. Yikes, nothing like cutting it close... and I think you can tell I rushed this one : (
Here is the sketch:
and here is my layout:
I used Cosmo Crickets Delovely which I love but I just feel like this LO is missing something. Definitely not my best work. I am really struggling with my double LO's although I did get one done today which I am dying to show you. It is one double that I really like : ) Stay tuned for that.
If you want to play along with Project 12 you can go here for details.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Great news

Hi everyone, one more day until the weekend!!!
WEll, it is Thursday and that means sketch day over at Pages In Time. I have to say I LOVE this weeks sketch. There are so many possibilities. I think I'm going to do some more LO's with this sketch. Here it is:

For my LO I decided to stick close to the actual sketch. I kept my LO very clean and simple. Here it is:

I love my coffee filter flower!!!
As always we love to have everyone play along! You can join us over at Pages In Time or at Karen's Blog.

In other news I have another LO that made publication again!!! Yay!!!! That is now 2 LO's that have been published if anyone is counting ; ) This time my LO will be in the Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
You will be able to see it July 25th!
Have a fabulous weekend everyone. We are getting family photos done at the ocean tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Just saying hello

Hi everyone, I apologize for not being on here much lately. I must admit I'm going through a dry spell of no inspiration. I have been battling it for almost a week now.
Last night I started getting a bit of mojo back and here is a LO I did:
You know that song Tango Shoes by Biff Naked? Well that is where I got my tittle from. The song is now stuck in my head : )
Anyways, I just thought I's share. Hopefully I'll get a little more creative juices flowing!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thursday Sketch

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying a fabulous summer weekend!!!!
I finally got the chance to work on my Thursday sketch for Pages In Time. Here is this weeks sketch:
Here is what I created:

I love Cosmo Crickets Delovely! Such fun bright colors. I misted 4 different colors using a left over cut out from my Jillibean Soup letters. I love how that turned out.
We love everyone to play along with us so please visit us at Pages In Time and Karen's Blog to join in. You have until Wednesday to play.
We also have a whole bunch of fabulous challenges going on over at the site with great prizes to be one. You should really check it out!!! Go HERE!!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Come join us

I finally got my June Kit from Pages In Time (darn postal service). What a lovely kit! I received ample paper and all sorts of embellishment goodies. Here is what I created:

I love how romantic they all look.
Pages In Time July kit is already sold out but make sure you get your hands on the August kit when it goes live August 1st.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Reveal Day!!!

That's right! Today is reveal day over at XOXO! Here is my layout:

We would love for you to play along. All you have to do is choose one of the many design team layouts and scraplift it. Easy peasy!!!! This month you will be playing for the fabulous kit from my fellow team mate Jessica Stott, Owner of Lucky Girl Crafts! Here's a peak:
So go quick to XOXO and play with us.
Oh yes and a big CONGRATULATIONS to Azura who won June's prize.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Just a little news to share...

That's right! I got my first publication!!!! I woke up this morning to find an email from Scrap Street Magazine. I am so excited!!!
In other news the lovely Denise chose me for this blog award:
So what does this mean? I need to thank Denise for choosing me, I need to tell you 7 things about myself... I'll get to that, and pass it onto 5 other worthy bloggers. I am going to pass on passing it on since many of my blogging friends have also received this.
So onto the 7 things about me:
1. We moved away from our family last year so we could live our dream on the coast. (miss my family but I love it here).
2. I truly believe I am blessed. Good things happen to us all of the time and I am waiting for bad things to happen. All good things come to an end right?
3. I am vegetarian. We don't eat any fish or meat of any kind including anything with gelatin which sometimes makes me sad. I love sour soothers
4. I have 2 diplomas but currently don't use either but am thrilled to be a SAHM.
5. I never thought I would ever have kids but am so happy hubby convinced me otherwise. I love my girls more than anything.
6. I love to travel and have a list of places I want to see despite traveling to many places already.
7. I am bilingual but haven't spoke French in years.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 5, 2010

I just had to share

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone had a fabulous long weekend in the USA and for my Canadian friends I hope you had a marvelous Canada day last week!
I just wanted to share a LO I did last week.

You like? I used Gel Medium and Glimmer Mists! I love how it turned out!!!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

This is what I did

Well, I finally got my LO down from the Thursday Sketch over at Pages in Time. I actually finished it Friday night, it has just taken me this long to get it posted : (
Anyways, to refresh your memory this was the sketch:

and this is the layout I did:

I kept it really basic, clean and simple. Now looking at it I wish I had distressed a little bit to give it a bit more texture. I also used the color combo from my group over at Pages In Time- Queen of Colors: mint green, soft yellow and red. The picture seems to show this more as blue but it really is more of a mint green.
We would love to have you play along with us. Come see us at Pages in Time for all of our Thursday sketches, challenges, groups and fabulous online community!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

My favorite Store

Well, she did it again! The lovely Julie from My Fav Things did another great challenge. This time it is My Favorite Store!
I loved what the DT did. Most people seem to love Target which don't get me wrong I LOVE! but we don't have Target in Canada so the only time I get to shop there is when I 'm in the USA.
So I decided to go with my favorite local store. SMoking Lily!!! They have the coolest clothes ever! It is all made locally. They even have the cutest little shop too. I really mean little. It is in downtown Victoria and seriously only 2 people can be in there at the same time. It adds to the charm ; )
Anyways here is my LO:

No that is not me in the LO. I stole photos from their website to show you how stinking cute their stuff is. That scarf even matched my LO!
You should come play along.
Go HERE for the details!!!

Design Dollies Time

Well another week has gone by which means I did another challenge with the Design Dollies! Did you know I won their June sketch challenge? Yay me!!! You can see the post HERE.
So I decided to do the TRIFECTA again. Nothing like a good challenge. If you don't know about the Trifecta that you can find out all about it HERE.
So this is the color for this week:
and the Elements challenge was to use ribbon in an unusual way?????

and here is the sketch:

So this is what I came up with:

I used Studio Calico rub-ons and then did a stitched ribbon trim with the photo. I also did some pink paint splatters but they didn't show up all that well in the photo.
If you want to play along there is still time. Head on over to the Design Dollies to get all of the info!

Sketchy Thursday

Well I did is again. I played along at Sketchy Thursday again! I have to say I loved the sketch but I don't love my LO : (
I have been struggling with my 2-pagers in a really bad way. This time I think it was the color combo I went with and the paint.
Here is this weeks sketch:

and here is my Lo:
YOu have until Wednesday night to play along! Go HERE for the details!

Pages In Time July Kit

Happy Weekend everyone! Pages In Time July Kit just went on sale! It is gorgeous!
Here is the main kit:

Add on #1:

Add on #2:

The kits sold out fast last month so hurry on over to Pages In Time to orders yours right now!

Friday, July 2, 2010

A Steal of a giveaway!

I just found out about this awesome giveaway over at All Scrapbook Steals!

Head over to their blog to find out how you can enter too!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Time to Vote

Time is up and the layouts are posted! Head over to XOXO to help pick the best layout from June! Go HERE.

Pages In Time

Happy Canada day to my fellow Canucks!!!! We spent the day In Victoria taking in all of the fabulous festivities!!!!
Today is Thursday sketch day at Pages In Time! It is a fabulous sketch! I can't wait to work on it tomorrow!!! Here is the sketch:
and please come play along. You can go to Karen's blog for all of the details or play over at Pages in Time too!

Also we have a brand new Artist of the Month! Congratulation Lisa (kaye222)!!! Her work is gorgeous! Please head on over to Pages In Time and leave her some love!!!! As always, we would love for you to join us. Lots of great challenges, fabulous inspiration and a wonderful group of ladies to chat with and have a good time.

One last note...
If you are interested in receiving some goodies see the previous post HERE.

Great Contest!!!

One of my many fav online Scrapbook Stores is having a great contest for July. Blue Moon Scrapbooking is doing a super mega challenge with 6 chances to win! Go HERE for all of the details!!!