Wednesday, June 30, 2010

LO to share and Pay it Forward!

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians and an early Happy July 4th to my lovely american friends!
I went through a severe case of lost mojo this week. I mean SEVERE! I tried to get some LO's done but I just wasn't happy with any of them. Well, I think I found my mojo. I quite like these LO I did last night and tonight I just finished 2 more that I LOVE!!!
This 1st LO is using Cherry Delicious from Sassafras and the purple clip came from my fabulous friend/cousin but not Julie (I'll explain down below). The piece of paper behind the photo was courtesy of Big Sis. She was painting yesterday and made it and I loved it so much and thought it would look fabulous on this LO. She's such an artist already ; )
This LO I got the circle idea from Celine Navarro. There was a LO on her blog the other day that had this so I gave it a go.
This last LO was done using a large chipboard piece that was in one of my Studio Calico Kits and then I misted over it and then traced around it. The photo isn't great since it all curled up from the misting.

So back to Julie. She played a Pay It Forward recently and I was the very lucky recipient of some fabulous goodies. Unfortunately I didn't take any photos in time for this post : ( but trust me they were FABULOUS!!!! ( I was so excited to get them I tore into the package and used the goodies right away). So a big THANK YOU to Julie. You can see her post here.
Now it is my time to Pay It Forward.
So I need 5 people to leave a comment to let me know if they would like to play along in Pay It Forward. The first 5 people that let me know I will then send you an email to get your addy so I can send you some goodies and then we can go from there!!! Fun right?

Some news

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking just announced they will now be carrying all of the Paper Trunk Collections! Go here to check it out!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Come play along and you could win a fabulous prize!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I finally posted my very first challenge over at Pages in Time! This is the fabulous online store that I am proud to say I Design for!
So I have a group called Queen of Colors and every week I post a color combo. The next month you get to go look though the previous color combos and choose one you would like to try and then make me something fabulous with that color combo. Then you just post it over under the challenge and then wait to see if you get picked. Easy right?
So for my example I went with the color combo that I posted mid-June: Cream, Burnt Orange, Olive Green, and Grey. Here is my LO:

I would love for you to join us in the fun and don't forget there is a fabulous prize in store for you : )
You can go HERE to get right to the challenges!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sketchy Thursday

This week I decided to play along with the ladies at Sketchy Thursday! I have to admit that I don't play along often but when I saw this sketch I had to try it.
Admittedly my LO did quite turn out how I had hoped I'm having an off week : (
but here it is:

You have until Wednesday to play along. So go HERE to check out details!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Loving it!

I am so in love with my latest LO. I did it for the Pages In Time Thursday sketch. Now if you haven't played with us you really should. Not only is there fabulous inspiration in the gallery but the community is so much fun!
Here is this weeks sketch:
Now the minute I saw this sketch I knew what I wanted to do. Well this morning I was blog surfing and saw the LO of the week over at Studio Calico and WHAM! It was exactly what I was wanting to do with this sketch! So I attempted to scraplift Kaori Wantanabe you can see her layout here. Now I have to admit I didn't even come close to her awesomeness but I have to say I love how my LO turned out:

Now you have until Wednesday night to play along so head over HERE to play!

Design Dollies

Phew I think I made it! It has been a crazy week here. How about you? Well, I have been dying to get my scrap on but the weather has been sooooo nice that I just had to soak up the sun then at night (my usual scrap time) I had a million and one things to do so it had to wait until today. But... I won't disappoint! The fabulous Design Dollies are at it again with more fab challenges. I was going to go for the "TRIFECTA"but their elements challenge didn't quite work for me to squeeze it all in. So the color combo this week was yellow and grey and here is the sketch:
and here is my layout, could you say the doublica? Oh bad joke. Anyways here it is:
So for your chance to win a fab prize and participate in some great challenges head on over to the Design Dollies to play!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

My big girl turned 3

Well, it's official my big girl is now 3. To celebrate we had a Ballet themed party. I made the cake:
We took some pictures, notice my new haircut?

I think she loved the cake:
and there goes little sis in the wagon, I still have one baby left : )

Sigh, now I can get some scrapbooking done!

Thursday Sketch

Happy weekend everyone! I am so sorry I haven't been on here lately. The weather has been just too darn good to not go to the beach. On top of that my big girl turned 3! More on that later : )
The Thursday sketch is up over at Pages in Time. I haven't had a chance to do a LO but tomorrow I will get it done.
Here is the sketch:
We would LOVE for you to come play along who knows you might even win some RAK! Head over to Pages in Time to play with us!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Celine Navarro

Happy Summer everyone! I have to admit I haven't been on here lately because I have been soaking up the sun down at the beach! I love living on the coast!
I have also been taking Celine Navarros's very 1st online class! I am loving it! Most of the techniques I already knew but all the fabulous inspiration from our class gallery is unbelievable!
Here are the layouts I have done so far:
Class 1
Class 2
Class 3

I still have to catch up and do class 4 maybe I will do that tomorrow???

Anyways, off to figure out what to make for dinner. I'm in a cooking rut. If anyone has any fabulous vegetarian recipes send them my way please : )

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Please Help a Girl Out!!!

I am dying to get my hands on the Buzz and Bloom Catwalk Chipboard Embellishments.

I have looked everywhere and can't find anyone that carries them. Does anyone know where a girl could find these delicious pieces? Please let me know if you do.

My favorite toy!

So after winning a fabulous prize on These are a Few of My Favorite Things blog challenge I am HOOKED!!!!! I love the fav things they come up with. This time it is Fav toy. I was going to do a layout about the girls' fav toy but I thought hey I need more layouts about MOI!!! So I did this layout for my fabulous design team XOXO. It is about my favorite toy... my camera!!! It is by far my most favorite toys ever! The journaling is inside the lovely Maya Road envelope (I love those envelopes). Anyways here it is:
The prize up for grabs looks delicious and is from their newest DT Jana! Quick hurry over to HERE for all of the details!!!

Pages in Time Thursday sketch and Candy Shop Designs!

I finally got the chance to work on my Thursday sketch at Pages in Time. This week is a great sketch. I love it! I was hoping to use my Pages In Time monthly kit but it hasn't arrived yet : ( Waiting very patiently for that!!!
Anyways here is the sketch:
Right now we have the lovely Robin Shakoor doing sketches for us. Isn't that great? She will be doing some sketches for the Thursday sketch asa well as some that come with the Monthly kit! So head on over to Pages In Time to get you kit so you can have a fabulous sketch to work on as well as some fabulous goodies to play with !!! * Just discovered the Monthly kit is SOLD out!*
Make sure you get your hands on the July kit!!!
Now here is my take on the sketch:

Now it's not too late for you to join us in giving this sketch a try. Head over HERE for all of the details and you might even win some RAK!!!!
I also want to enter this into the Candy Shop Designs Birthday Challenge! This layout is about the birth of my baby daughter. She was so teeny weeny. Now she's 14 months old : (
You still have a chance to play along. You have the chance to win this lovely prize from Color Me Miki:
Go HERE for all of the details but hurry it ends June 21st!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Blog Candy Alert!!!

Another Blog Candy alert!!! The lovely Beth is have a giveaway. Hop on over to her blog for your chance to win!!!
While your there, check out her FAB jewelry!!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

It Design Dollies time!

It's true I went with TRIFECTA again!!! Here is this weeks sketch:
The color combo:
and the theme for the week is BEACH!

Here's my layout
I attempted a new technique... My lovely friend Julie did a layout with stitching on the letters, you can see that HERE. Well I thought I would give it a go but I really wanted to use purple thread. Well I didn't have any purple thread so I used a purple felt to color the thread but of course I got it on the letters : ( and of course my stitching is a little crooked. But otherwise I think it turned out okay. Not as fabulous as Julie's though. I'll practice more : )
Just a reminder to stop by my good friend Melissa's blog for your chance to win $100!!!!

Dirty Scraps

I just discovered this fun challenge blog Dirty Scraps! It's has super fun challenges like this months challenge #11 You really piss me off. I decided to do my layout about how I deal when I'm supper PO'd. Not many people know but we are Buddhist. I have to be honest though my practice has been a little neglected : ( Anyways, I thought it would be fun to write about how I deal. When I am struggling I just go to my meditation area and meditate.
Here's my layout:

You still have a chance to play along. Go HERE for all of the details!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

More Blog Candy

That's right I found another RAK contest. This store looks so fab!!! Lil' Red Rocket is such a great store. Tons of great vintage goodies that I could just devour onto my layouts!!!
So want a chance? Go HERE for your chance!

More Blog Candy

My fabulous friend Catherine is having a great blog candy giveaway. Now, regardless of the giveaway you should still stop by her blog. She makes the most fabulous cards I have ever seen.
Hop on over HERE for all of the details and get your chance to enter.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

$100 giveaway!

Hey everyone, my fabulous friend Melissa is having an amazing contest on her blog HERE
She is giving away a $100 to CSN stores!!!! Can you believe that? You can check out CSN Stores HERE to have a peak of all of the awesome things you could buy with this GC. Come on head over to see Melissa for a chance to win!!!

Blog Candy Alert!!!

Go over to the lovely Lillibee's blog HERE for your chance to win the fabulous Umbrella goodies from Prima!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Project 12 May

It's that time again!!! Project 12 is almost due. I actually really like how mine turned out this month. Here is the sketch:
Here is my layout!

I used Cosmo Crickets Garden Variety.
You still have time to play. You can see the details here.

PIT Layout

Good morning everyone. Today I am sharing my first layout for my new DT position over at Pages In Time. We had to use the photo from the site and I also decided to use the Thursday sketch. I'm getting good at these 2 for 1's : ) Here is the sketch:
and here is my layout:
You still have time to play along with the Thursday sketch HERE for your chance to win a little RAK!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

2 for 1

I have been dying to get back to scrapbooking! So today I got right to it! The layout I did is for my final task at {Sas}sy Scrapbook University (Scrap Attack Scrapbooking). This will complete the latest session. You can go HERE to find out more. My challenge was to do a layout opposite my style which is supposedly Classic. SO I had to do a Shabby layout. I also used a sketch from Creative Scrappers. I saw sketch # 107 and had to do it. So I managed to challenges in one layout! You can see that challenge HERE

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Shoe Fetish?

My wonderfully talented and fabulous friend Julie has one of the best challenge blogs! I cannot get enough of These Are a Few of My Favorite Things. Her latest challenge is about SHOES!!!! Who doesn't love shoes? Here is my layout:
I have to say I love this layout. My Uggs are my fav boots ever and I did everything I could to honor that ; )
I used Jenni Bowlin textured cardstock and my new Chalkboard paint from Tattered Angels. I also used one of my favorite stamps from Studio Calico as well as some embellies from a few of their kits. The paper I used is October Afternoons FLy a Kite (love it)! So please come play along HERE because you won't be disappointed. Did I mention These Are a Few of My Favorite Things was featured in Scrap Street Magazine?

Friday, June 11, 2010

What a week!

So I am on the rad heading home. I have limited internet access and the week just can't give my any more fabulous surprises! Wednesday night I found out I made the DT for Pages in Time and then today I'm catching up on some blogging and saw that one of my layouts was featured on STUDIO CALICO!!!!! Can you believe it? You can see the blog post here !

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Big News

I just thought I would share my big news before I am without a computer for 3 days. I just got word that I made the Design Team for Pages In Time!!! I am so excited to be part of a online store Design Team. Watch out for some fabulous things to come : )

On the Road Again

Well, my holidays are coming to an end. I just spent the last 2 hours packing up the car since we leave first thing in the am. We had a great time with my parents.
Since it will take us 2 full days to get home I won't be on the computer for 2 whole days. Ack! What will I do???? I will miss everyone!
See you Saturday!!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Hello my scrappy friends. I am in the tail end of my family holiday and am sad to see it closing in on us. I have been enjoying my time with my parents and my girls are loving life with their grandparents. Hubby and I have been getting lots of dates in. It has been great.
Now onto the real reason for a post. My lovely friend Julie has a fabulous challenge blog called These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things. This challenge blog is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!!! Great challenges and amazing prizes. Well, she is closing in on 300 followers. I need your help, she needs your help. When she hits 300 she is giving away a fab prize!!!! You have to head over to her blog HERE become a follower and get the word out!!! Seriously this is an amazing challenge blog and of course you can always play along too : )
So head on over to These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things and start following NOW!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010


New challenge is up over at XOXO. This month you have a chance to win a lovely kit from Divine Design Kits! All you have to do is head over to XOXO pick a layout to scraplift and then post your fab creation on the blog here. Easy right?
Here is the layout I did for this month:

Also, a big congrats to Adrienne who won last months challenge!!!!!!
Come play along with us!!!

Too Much Fun

You have to head on over to Blue Moon Scrapbooking to get in on some fabulous fun!!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Are you signing along yet? The ladies over at Scrap It With A Song are playing along to Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and I want to play along. So I made a mini album but... I have a confession to make. I actually made this mini before the challenge. The thing is I had this song in mind when I made it. Does that count? Well I'm going to say yes!!!

Growing up we sang this song all the time since my dad was surrounded by girls. Now that I'm a parent now and my husband is now surrounded by girls I continue to sing this song. This little mini is all about the crazy fun that goes on in our house!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A layout on my fabulous new blog

The layout I am about to show you is a 100% scraplift. Usually I don't do this. In fact when I scraplift I only take ideas and my layout ends up looking nothing like the original which is great. However the layout I scraplifted was so absolutely amazing that I just had to do it for myself.
The lovely Sasha Holloway did the most amazing layout. Did I say that already? Can you tell how in love with it I am? Anyways, you can see the layout here. Isn't is gorgeous?
So here is my copy cat but I made it into a double page.

I agree mine comes nowhere near as fabulous as hers but I still love it. I believe Sasha used October Afternoons Fly A Kite and that is what I also used.
I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

R U Serious?

My fabulous friend Melissa is having an AMAZING giveaway on her blog. She is giving away a $100 GC on anything at CSN store. R U serious? Yup I sure am. Go check it out HERE to get your name in the pot because this is one fabulous prize my friends!!!

New Look!

Good morning everyone. I am in Windy Southern Alberta visiting the fam. It's nice to be pampered a little : )
So what do you think of my blogs new look? Don't you just love it? The lovely Kristine Davidson was kind enough to give me a whole new make over. I absolutely love it!!!! If you are interested in her fabulous services you can check her out HERE. She is awesome!!!! Let me know what you think.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Looks like we made it

Happy Friday everyone! Well after a long 2 full days of driving (with a 1 year old and 2 year old) we made it to our destination. Boy was I glad to see my momma!!!! She ever had dinner all made and ready for us when we walked through the door!
Well I know I said I wasn't going to Blog while I was away but my parents are taking such great care of the kids that I have a lot of extra downtime! Yay for me!!! So I saw this challenge over a Moxie Fab World and I knew I had to post my layout:

If you want to play along you have until Monday to get your entry in HERE.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Happy Birthday

My lovely "boss" Lynnette is having a little birthday celebration for her special day! Go check out her blog for your chance to win this:

Come out and vote at XOXO

Hey friends, come over to XOXO to vote for your favorite layout that the lovely ladies did for us.

Last Post before Holidays

Good morning everyone! I thought I would do one finale post before I go on holidays. So I warn you the blog will be pretty quiet for the next 2 weeks. So to leave you with a little something here is a layout I did for their Recycled Mist Challenge

I had done another layout with spray inks and the back ground paper you see here was my leftover piece. I threw a music note mask (Tim Holtz) and spritzed and then made a few twisted fabric flowers and voila!