Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The best gift of all

I opened my email this morning to the most fabulous email ever.

My fabulous friend Catherine adopted that beautiful bird in my name! Can you believe it? I have never been so touched in my life : ) Catherine and I are both vegetarian so it means a lot to me that she did this wonderful gesture. For those that are not vegetarian it's okay : ) Being a vegetarian is not for everyone. I hope you still enjoy your wonderful Thanksgiving dinners.

I also wanted to share a layout I did playing along with the fabulous Design Dollies!!!!! I was fortunate to be a guest DT in October and loved every minute of it. Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to play along with them since due to many visitors in the MacDonald household. Now that we are free of visitors I can get back on track and get my scrapping done!!!
So this week elements challenge was to do a clean and simple layout but to also use brads or beads in an obvious way. Here's what I did:

This is definitely clean and simple for me. The Dollies are so fun to play along. Go HERE to join the fun.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Happy Monday everyone! We are trying to stay warm inside today. Vancouver Island is receiving record snowfall and I was loving it but now I want it to return back to normal : (
Yesterday was my last class from my 6 week Techniques class at Scrapbook Parade. I had such a great time with al of the ladies in my class. One of the ladies even brought in cookies : )
I will be taking a few months off so that I don't have to risk driving the icy roads. Yesterday was a close call. I didn't think I would make it over the Mallahat but I made it in just fine. So now I will be working on designing more classes for the spring!!!
I wanted to share a little news. I was featured in 2 different places today. First off is over on the Club CK blog. They featured this layout:
I was also featured on the Ella blog today for the second time now. Liz picked this layout to feature on her Liz's Loves:

I am so honoured to be featured on two great sites. Thank you Erin and Liz. Please check out both places to see some other fabulous work from amazing and talented people.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Project 12 October and other stuff

Project 12 is due again. I can't believe how fast October went. October is my favourite month of the year. I love all of the fall colours and there is always lots of great activities to do all month long.
Here is the sketch:

and here is my layout:
You can still play along so head on over to Scrapbook and Cards Today to find all of the details.

I also attempted to make some cards for Theses are a few of my Favourite Things. The team is doing an amazing challenge this month to help out a couple of fellow scrappers. Go here to see the details. All I can say is they inspired me to do more things for others.
I would really encourage you to play along because this is just such a heartfelt challenge.

Lastly is the ongoing voting for my layout. You can vote daily, here is the link:

I still need lots of support : )

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Scrapbook Stash

One of my favourite online Scrapbook stores is Scrapbook Stash. They carry fabulous products (all of my favourite manufacturers and they are having a contest all about Echo Park!!!! So I did a double page layout which I haven't done much of lately with their gorgeous Christmas line "Everybody loves Christmas". This line is soooo stinkin' cute.
Here's my layout:
Everything on here is Echo Park except the white trim I added and the white cardstock. I also journaled around the edge of the green paper ( a little hard to see in the photo but I guarantee it looks awesome in person) : )
You can join in on the fun HERE.
I also wanted to post a little project I threw together last night. Artist trays are HUGE right now and I have been dying to get hands on one and my fabulous boss Carol got one for me (she's the best)!!! I used Crate Papers Restoration

Last note is I still need lots of votes for this layout:

You can vote daily, here is the link:

Hope everyone is having a great week!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Crafty kind of day

Today we had a rainy morning, so what better way to spend our time than crafting!!!! We are
in the process of decorating the girls rooms. I bought some wooden letters last week and thought if was the perfect time to paint them.

We are right in the middle of them here. Wet paint everywhere. Lola's are dark blue with pink (matches her room) and Sadie's is chartreuse green and light purple. I did them both with polka dots. I will post once they are all done.
On a side note... I still need votes for my layout that is in the running at Scrapbooks Etc.
You can vote daily, here is the link:

I also got a chance to stop in at one of my fabulous LSS the Scrapbook Parade. Carole just got in a boat load of new product (Cosmo Cricket and Dear Lizzy!!!). I was like a kid in a candy shop right Jacqueline????

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What a surprise!

I just got word that I am in the running for the holiday scrapbook page, but I need YOUR votes. Can you help me out? Go to this link

and vote for me. This is the layout I'm talking about!!!!!
*You can vote everyday. If you are able to that would be even more fantastic!!!*

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Some ideas

Hi everyone, happy Wednesday!!!! Well I thought I should post some layouts of things I've been working on. These 2 layouts are ideas for my spring classes at Scrapbook Parade in Langford (Victoria) BC. These are NOT the actual layouts but ideas for techniques for the classes.

For the above layout I used Tim Holtz masks and Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam and Glimmer Mists. Love these products!!!
For the following layout I stamped and flocked an image (Heidi Swapp and Trisha Ladouceur gave me the inspiration) and then Glimmer misted and used some glaze as well.

Let me know what you think. Also if you live on Vancouver Island please come and take a class from me. You can see all of the classes at Scrapbook Parade HERE and in the new year I will also be teaching at Treasured Memories in Duncan BC. Both stores will have completely different classes from me.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Not my day : (

Well it is a sad day in my home today. While working on some projects I went to use my 2 inch Marvy punch on something I shouldn't have ( don't ask) and I broke it. The worst part is I knew better but I thought I would try it anyways. I can't believe I even attempted something so dumb. Well I tried to see if I could fix it but I broke a plastic piece inside. Completely unrepairable.
on a good note, here is a little peak at something I was working on today. Yes this is the project that broke my punch. This is a picture of the absolute beginnings it really doesn't look anything like this now : )

So now I have to save my pennies to buy a new one. I guess this means a LOT more teaching. Oh well, at least I love it : )

Monday, November 8, 2010

November challenge

It's that time again. XOXO's November challenge is up and we have a fabulous sponsor (one of my favourite online scrappy stores).
So here's the deal. Go over to XOXO and pick a fabulous creation from one of us lipstick chicks. Scraplift one of our creations, post it and then you have a fabulous chance to win the November kit from...
That's right!!! How fabulous right? So here is my creation:

Please come join the fun and head over to XOXO to play along.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

where have I been?

Sorry for the lack of posts lately but I have been working on some crazy stuff lately!!! I was asked to teach at an event Spring 2011. I wasn't sure if I was going to do it but I decided to go ahead with it. I have been working a lot to decided what I will do for the classes and today I am happy to say the classes are decided!!! I'll give you a hint. One of them includes a black tote that will be altered with some Perfect Pearls mist : ) I think it will be pretty fun.
Can't wait to share more details!!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

We need your votes!

It's voting time over at XOXO. We lipstick chicks need you to come on over and help us pick the favourite. Go HERE to pick yours!