Friday, October 29, 2010

extra! extra!

I just discovered that 7 Gypsies just released some super fab new Christmas products products! Eeek!!!!!
I think this is my favourite:
It's their gypsy studio paper tape!!!! I love it! You can see their other new stuff HERE!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Have you heard?

About the fab little Etsy store Lil' Red Rocket? They have such adorable home made little embellishments. I love seeing al of their great pieces. Well They are celebrating their 1st birthday! Here is the sketch to use:
and this is what I came up with.

I used Bazzill paper (I can't remember what they call it, embossed???) Anyways, this paper resists mists!!!!!!! I love it!
Happy Birthday Lil' Red Rocket!!!!
You can join in on the celebrations too. Go HERE for the info : )

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Some layouts to share

I thought I should post a few layouts I have done recently. This first one is using the new Pink Paislee House of Three. I love my mists and it is just so fun to use on this paper. I highly recommend buying all of this paper!!!

This next 2 are using Studio Calico products. Love, love, love SC!!!!!
This is my sweet Sadie all bundled up : )

This last layout is using Studio Calico's October kit. I love this layout.

Getting ready for the Halloween festivities this weekend!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Practical Scrappers

Well I stumbled across one of my layouts that was featured on Practical Scrappers. You can see my layout HERE!

Monday, October 25, 2010

All good things must come to an end

Well the time has come. Today is my last post with the fabulous Design Dollies. I cannot tell you enough how honoured I was to have a guest spot with the design team this month. They are such a fabulous bunch.
Monday is colour challenge day (my favourite day). The challenge was to use Black, White and Purple. Here is what I came up with:

I figured since it was so close to Halloween that it was very fitting to scrap Halloween photos. This is my sweet little pea pod : )
Would you like to play along? Hop on over to the Dollies for this weeks challenges.
Thank you so much Dollies. I had a fabulous time this month!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Loving the Design Dollies

Hi everyone, super busy week on the home front (that's why you haven't seen me around much). It is my day over at Design Dollies as their guest!!! I got to work with this sketch:
and here is what I created:

I used the Mommaratzi (spelling???)paper as well as some Tim Holtz film strip and I jazzed up a little tag with glimmer mist. I didn't think I liked the Mammaratzi papers but I love how this LO turned out.
There is fabulous prizes to be won so please come play along with us. You can see the details here and if you feel like a major challenge you could try the Trifecta challenge : )

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Project 12 and other news...

Wow, just squeaked my project 12 September in on the last minute. How did I forget to keep doing this layout? Well here is the sketch for September:
and this is what I came up with:
I used some papers from Studio Calicos kit (June I think????) as well as some Cosmo Criket that also matched (another sheet was in the SC kit) and I also added my own embellies. I did a aper peat that I also machine stitched over. I really like how this turned out since I never used primary colours like this. You can still squeeze your LO in by October 20. Go here for details.

I also decided to play along with Candy Shop Designs this month. The challenge was to be fake!
I thought using Sassafras Mix and Mend was the perfect match for this challenge:
It already has the faux stitching and coffee stains. I also added my own "coffee stain" using Studio Calico coffee stain stamp. It blended in perfectly. I also used the bottom trim from the sheet of paper to make a faux fabric ruffle trim and for the photo I made it look like it was a photo transfer when in fact all I did was print on patterned paper. Not the best photo of me but I think the layout turned out pretty good for being all fake ; )
The best part about this challenge is Blue Moon Scrapbooking is the sponsor!!!! I love them so much.
It's always fun to play along with the Lollipop girls. Go here for details!

Monday, October 18, 2010

My favourite pet

That's right my fabulous Abby dog is the bestest pet ever and my little girls agree!!! This weeks challenge over at These are a few of my favourite things is to scrap about our favourite pet. I'll admit I have had a lot of pets. I've had birds, cats, dogs, hedgehogs, turkeys & chickens (raised in the house) but my dear Abby has been the best pet of all of them. I got her when I was going through a rough patch in my life and 10 years later she is still fabulous. Here is my layout with Abby and my now big girl Sadie:

If you would love to play along with them go HERE to check out the details!

Friday, October 15, 2010

What are you doing this weekend?

Well it will be a scrappy fun filled weekend around here starting tomorrow. I will be attending a local fundraiser for a school that I hope my girls will attend in a few years. It is a scrapbooking crop for Ecole Mill Bay so excited!
Also one of my favourite sites SCrap Attack Scrapbooking is holding a Pink Crop since October is Breast Cancer awareness month. Not only are they hosting a fabulously fun-filled weekend but they are also having a pink raffle(see photos below) details are here

You can purchase tickets here
So what are you doing this weekend? I think you should join us on this fun filled weekend ate Scrap Attack Scrapbooking!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's a party!

Have you checked out what's going on over at Creative Scrappers? They posted their #125 sketch and are having a huge celebration for the occasion. I got to participate in their Readers reveal and this is what I came up with:

There are so many prizes to be won and I wouldn't want you to miss out. Please head over to the Creative Scrappers Blog for all of the details and stop HERE to see my creation!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Elementary I say

Happy Wednesday everyone. I know, I know I should have posted yesterday but I say better late then never : )
Tuesdays in the Doll House is Elementary I say. What does that mean? Well this week we were asked to create a THEMED project. This means a minimum or two or three matching pieces. I decided to go with a bookmark and greeting card. I used Sassafras Felties and Amy Butler papers on both.

Do you think you could pull it off? We would love for you to try! Come on over to the Dollies Blog to play along. We would LOVE to have you!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Scrappiest

I have been following the Scrappiest for quite a while now but never played along. Well the time has come and I finally joined in on the fun!
Here is sketch 85:
and here is what I came up with:

I had some of these felt frames from Close to my heart. I have had them for a few years and lately I am loving them! I would have liked to create more layers with pink but I seem to be lacking in soft pastel pattern papers. Time for a shopping trip? I teach on Sunday so I'll have to see if I can find anything soft in the colour palette. Anyways, if you want to join in on the fun go here for all of the details.
One last note... if you could help me out by fulfilling my dream to be a guest DT over at Cosmo Cricket please go HERE to see how you can help me out!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Help me out????

Hey friends, I am hoping you could help me out? I am a HUGE fan of Cosmo Cricket and they are having a little contest. I was wondering if you could hop on over to their blog and nominate me for a guest DT spot???? I have a major love for their lines and it would make me a super happy girl. If you would love to help me out please head over and in their comments say: I vote for Andrea MacDonald as guest DT for November!!!!

I had to see it to believe it

I just came across a fabulous chance to win a Provocraft Gypsy!!!! Go here for the details on how you can win!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Come join us

Happy Thursday everyone! Today is my debut over at the Design Dollies. I love playing with the Dollies and this month I am their Guest Design team member! Can you believe it? I get to play with them all month! If you haven't played with the Dollies before now is your chance. You can view how it all works here.
So now onto my first creation for them. I worked with this weeks sketch.

and here is what I came up with:

Now run to your scrap area and come play with the Dollies!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Guest DT

Happy October everyone! I am so happy to announce this is my guest Design Team spot over at Design Dollies challenge blog. We would love to have you play along with us.
My debut will be this Thursday!!!