Monday, November 28, 2011

Project 12 October

A quick post to share my latest project 12. I've actually had it done for a few weeks now but completely forgot to share. My cropping is horrendous. Not sure what's going on with my photography skills lately but here it is:

Again, I used my Studio Calico kits. Love the colour in this layout.

I can't tell you how much I love doing my project 12. My September layout was featured HERE.
Scrapbook and Cards Today, I love you and I truly love Project 12!!! Can't wait for 2012!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The latest

Heu everyone, remember me? I know, I know I have been terrible. There really isn't enough excuses but I have been training hard. Last week I completed my first century ride. I rode 100km on my bike. I have a 100 mile ride coming up in the spring so I'm training hard plus I have a running race in Disneyland end of January and then 2 triathlons in the summer. Wow, that made me tired just writing that. Anyhow, my scrapbooking is suffering big time. I did however get a few layouts done recently and one of them was for the fabulous DT Urban Swank!!! Have a look-

I LOVE the colours in this one. You can check out all of the details HERE. I also would love if you shared some love over there.
Thanks for stoping in.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Are you ready for Halloween?

I know, I know, it's been a long time. I have been working a lot more than I should, I'm training for my triathlons and the kids are in way too many activities. That being said there's isn't much time left for scrapbooking. It makes me so sad. I just want to have a few days to devote to the craft I love most.
Anyways, last week I was trying to make a few halloween decorations for the house. I've always been a fan of the witches hats that I see all of the place so I decided to use my Urban Lily papers and play around a bit.
You can see more about the hat over on my post at Urban Swank.

Next thing I wanted to get done is my monthly project 12 page.

As always, I used my Studio Calico kit. I swear the Project 12 is the main reason I get to dabble in scrapbooking. If I didn't have it to play for my glue would probably be drying up by now. I seriously have to get back at it.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Have a look-see

Hey everyone, can you believe this is my second post this week? I think I might be getting back on track : )
Today over at the Urban Swank Blog I have a post about a cute little calendar I made.

You can see how I made it over at THIS POST. I would love if you stopped by to have a look.
I have a busy day today. Off to my LSS to plan some classes and I don't know about you but Thursday night is TV night at my house.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Project 12 august

Hey everyone, I am finally back on track getting my scrapbooking grove on. Last week I went to a friends house and got 5 layouts done. That's right!!! 5! One of those layouts was the August Project 12.
Here is the August sketch:
and my version...

I used one of my Studio Calico kits for this one and the August project 12 sketch. I added the row of photos on the bottom left since I had so many great shots. I also changed my photos to look a little more vintage to match the layout colours I chose.
A pretty simple layout this month. I'm finding a lot of my everyday layouts tend to be this way.

Later this week I have a post going up at Urban Swank. You won't want to miss it. A little altered frame turned into a monthly calendar. I will keep you posted.
Have a fabulous week and I will see you back this Thursday.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Come one come all!!!

Practical Scrappers is having their biggest contest ever!!!! Here are the details:
-Anyone can participate - we're even letting our designers participate
-For the first round you are to create a card with pink on it and send it to us via email by 11:59 pm ET on September 30th. We will pick a number of finalists (we can't give you a specific number because the more people who participate the more finalists we will pick) and announce the finalists on World Cardmaking Day - October 1st.
-You may submit up to three cards for the first round.
-The next topic will be announced and those crafters will continue on. The only major difference is that from this round on readers will get to vote for their favorite cards in an anonymous fashion (American Idol style elimination). The determination of the winner in the final round will either be judged by the PS administrative team or voting - we reserve the right to determine this at a later date.
-The contest will end in early November with the winner receiving a $25 Robin's Nest Gift Certificate, goodies from several of manufacturer sponsors, a kit from Scraptastic, and maybe even more...we're working to make this one awesome prize worth at least $75.00!
-Are you ready? Go get creating! Send us your card with pink on it to:

Friday, September 16, 2011

Missing Summer Blog Hop

Welcome to the Missing Summer Blog Hop featuring PSA Essentials stamps and Urban Lily products. You should have arrived here from the lovely Marcie. If not you can start from the beginning (full list below).
I don't know about you but the weather here has turned cold fast. It is very apparent that fall is here and I am missing my warm summer beach days. For my project I made bookmarks using the awesome PSA Essentials stamps and the fabulous Urban Lily papers.

There is nothing better than laying on the beach with a good book.
Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Becky. All of the ladies on this hop have some great projects so please make sure to stop by and say hi to everyone. If you get lost at anytime just click on links shown.

· PSA Stamp Camp:

· Petra -

· Mandy -

· Eli -

· Marcie -

· Andrea -

· Becky -

· Kelley:

There are some lovely prizes up for grabs from PSA Essentials and Urban Swank. So make sure you spread the word and leave some love on each of the blogs. You have until September 18 11:59pm EST.

*You can find PSA Essentials at Polka Dot Parlor ( from 9/16 - 10/1 they have 25% off all Peel & Stick, $29.99 for a custom stamp, and get a free alignment tool ($10 value) with custom stamp purchase.

* Urban Lily products can be found at Scrap-Tastic (

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Layouts to share

Hey everyone, trying to get back into the grove after a trip to Portland. After having a great time I am easy back into reality.
Today I have a layout posted at Urban Swank. I would for you to share the love over on that post.
Also, wanted to share some layouts I have created for Practical Scrappers.

Today we have a little giveaway. So head on over HERE to get entered.

Also, I want you to stay tuned because there is a fabulous blog hop going on this weekend between PSA Stamps and Urban Swank. Lots of great prizes so tune in September 17 & 18.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

It's been a long time.

It has been a very long time since I have posted anything new on here. Well, the summer has been busy. We have had so many visitors and I have gone back to work as well as continuing with my triathlon training. So all that being said I really haven't been spending a lot of time on my scrapbooking. I did manage to squeeze in an evening a few nights ago and accomplished my July project 12.

Now it's not by best layout but what I love about it is that I added the kraft folder where I hid all of my journaling (because July really was that busy). I also tucked in a few photos that I didn't incorporate into the layout.
Anyways, on a sad summer note our yard was broken into sometime last week and we had over $500 worth of tools stolen. I don't care about the tools but we have a 1/2 acre yard and all I can think of is what if this person was lurking around when the kids were out there. Why do people have to do things like steal from others????
Anyways, hope everyone on the east coast are staying safe.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Do you smash?

Hey everyone, how is your summer going? I keep hearing that kids are heading back to school already, thankfully my little one has another month.
Today over at the Urban Swank blog I am showing how I added an envelope pocket to my smash book.

You can check out more of it HERE.
Also, Practical scrappers has a fabulous giveaway going on!!! Jump on over to the blog to see how you can win a Burlap and Butterflies scrapbooking kit!!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

It's about time!

Do you know how long it's been since I scrapbooked for myself? Way too long!!! I have a whole bung of Studio Calico kits piling up in my scrap room that have been calling my name. I haven't bought any new supplies (besides my SC kits that ship automatically) in who knows how long. That just isn't like me. Although I'm sure hubby is thrilled I'm not spending money ; )
Anyways, this weekend Shimelle is having an online crop and I thought I would try and play along as much as I can. I starting with her mix and match sticker challenge.

I used parts of my Studio Calico kits as well as some Sassafras stickers, Basic Grey stickers, and AC Remarks stickers. I also used 3 different stamps and couldn't help but add some mists.
Here's hoping that I can do a lot more layouts!!!!
By the way, did you catch my post at Urban Swank yesterday? You can see it HERE!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011


Thank you to everyone that participated in the Practical Scrappers Anniversary blog hop. I used and the lucky number's chosen were:
20 & 5
Nicolle said...

What a pretty LO! I love to scrap the Happy and the sad events as well.....tfs!..:)

Jessica said...

Super cute layout, but so sad!!! Poor little one. I am a follower of both blogs.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Last 2 items for recipe challenge

Well, we did it! The Practical Scrappers anniversary week was so much fun and now is your last 2 ingredients to complete your recipe challenge: Brad & Chipboard
Now I can't wait to see what everyone has completed! You have 2 hours to complete your project and post it over on the Practical Scrappers blog.

Here is my final project using all of the ingredients:

Day 1-Monday: Cardstock, Patterned Paper
Day 2-Tuesday: Ribbon (I used the aqua lace), Flowers (I stamped my flowers using a Studio Calico flower stamp)
Day 3- Wednesday: Button, Bling(little pearls in the burnt orange semi circles)
Day 4- Thursday: Sticker (butterfly), Ink (from my stamped flower)
Day 5- Friday: Floss or Twine(around photo and on button), Something Red(my butterfly sticker is a redish orange)
Day 6- Saturday: Brad (on the top photo I used an black arrow brad. I also added some cream mini brads that blended in), Chipboard (snail)

Please make sure you link your creation up on the Practical Scrappers blog.

Also, you still have time to participate in the blog hop from yesterday. Just make sure you leave a comment on that post by Sunday night.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A blog hop and ingredients for day 5

Welcome back to day 5 of the Practical Scrappers Anniversary week! Today is
the Practical Scrappers Blog Hop. You should have found me through the fabulous Claude. If you get lost at any time, just head back to Practical Scrappers where the entire list is.
We're sharing projects that relate to the number two since it's our second anniversary! Today I'm sharing a project with you of my 2 year old that broke her arm, using 2 photos.
I've got a prize to give to TWO of you who visit and are a follower of my blog and Practical Scrappers blog. All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know you were here. I'll be giving away some goodies from my stash.
Here's my layout:

Thanks for joining us on the hop and I hope you have fun. Your next stop is the creative Fern.

Also, if you are participating in our recipe challenge, todays ingredients are: Floss/Twine & Something Red

recipe challenge day 4

Welcome back! Are you enjoying the festivities going on at Practical Scrappers Anniversary week celebration? If you haven't joined in on the fun come on over to the blog and join in.

Todays recipe ingredients: Sticker & Ink

If you need to see details just head on over to the blog for all of the fun things going on!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Practical Scrappers Day 3 ingredients for recipe challenge

Welcome back! Are you enjoying the festivities going on at Practical Scrappers Anniversary week celebration? If you haven't joined in on the fun come on over to the blog and join in.

Todays recipe ingredients: Button & Bling

Are we having fun? I'm sure we are going to be getting pretty creative with this : )
And little sneak of how my creation is looking:

We also are celebrating two page layouts. Here is what I created:
You can check the rest of the creations over on the blog.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Recipe challenge day 2

Welcome back! Are you enjoying the festivities going on at Practical Scrappers Anniversary week celebration? If you haven't joined in on the fun come on over to the blog and join in.

Todays recipe ingredients: Ribbon & Flowers

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Are you ready for some fun?

Happy Monday!!!! It is a beautiful day and I have some fun things to tell you. Practical Scrappers turned 2 and we are celebrating!!!! We have a fabulously fun week going on over on the blog and some great contests too.
"Join us all week long for fun features, an online recipe contest, a blog hop, and all kinds of fun prizes! Stay tuned to see how you can win a gift certificate to Robin's Nest, a Scraptastic kit, or a Pink Paislee gift package."
The recipe challenge is going to be a fun one. Here are the details:
All this week we are going to be doing an online recipe contest.
-Each day, Monday thru Saturday, I'm going to give you two new items to add to your project (it can be any kind of papercraft).
-You can add one of each item or long as it's on there somewhere.
-You are also able to alter it in any way you wish (so cardstock can be punch, embossed, etc). -
On Saturday evening at 8:00 Eastern Time I will give you the last two things to add and you will have two hours to complete your project and link it up.
-If you are an international participant and need me to email you the last two sooner, please email me at and we will figure it out!
-I encourage you to start today because it's just fun to go day by day, but if you can't start when you can and still add all the items in that same order.
-As you are working don't think of each step as your final chance to add that item, that's why I give you two hours at the end you can go in and add anything and everything else you want to it at the end.
-A winner will be chosen and announced next Sunday! The prize will be a $25 gift certificate to Robin's Nest.
-Pictures/adhesive are a gimme...I expect you'll start with those :)

So please head on over to the Practical Scrappers blog to get all of the details and play along. I will be posting the 2 ingredients for the recipe challenge each day.
Todays ingredients are: Cardstock & Patterned Paper
Have fun and keep checking in!

On a side note I saw one of my layouts was mentioned on a pretty fabulous designers website...
Have a great week everyone!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Playing catch up and I need your votes!

Hey everyone, summer has finally arrived on Vancouver Island and I am enjoying every minute of it. Unfortunately this means I haven't been scrapbooking much : (
I did however play with some yummy GCD Studios goodies and entered their July monthly kit contest and guess what??? I made the top 3!

That being said I NEED YOUR VOTES!!!! Starting tomorrow (July 28) I need you to head on over to the GCD Studio blog and vote for me. I would love to have your vote and please tell your friends to come vote too. Just click on this LINK tomorrow. The contest ends July 29 at 12pm PST
Also, I will have a new post up on the Urban Swank blog tomorrow, so please check that out too.

Keep enjoying that fabby summer.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Hey everyone, today I have a post up at Urban Swank that I would love for you to check out. It's my first attempt at a group of cards.
For those of you that know me, I'm not a card maker. So I would love if you gave me some love over HERE
On that note I have to apologize for not popping in to say hello lately. I have been MIA in the wonderful world of Blogger due to some heavy duty training.
This past Sunday I completed my first individual triathlon with my BFF.
I ended up beating my goal by 5 minutes and came in 3rd in my group. I was so excited!!!
Here's a few photos... the swim (which ended up being 250M longer than expected)
Then I biked
Then parked the bike and onto the run
and then the big finish!!!

Now that my race is done and I can walk again I will be visiting blogs again ; )

Thursday, June 30, 2011

June Project 12

Hey everyone, it is another beautiful day on Vancouver Island. Today I have my latest DT post up over at Urban Swank. I used my awesome Urban Lily papers to complete my June Project 12. I would love if you came over HERE and checked it out and leave me a little love : )

Also, Practical Scrappers has an AMAZING giveaway going on today. They are doing a feature on Front Porch Kits. My awesome friend Lolly is one of their designers and she is the queen of craft. She is so stinking creative and has a major love for teal (I don't blame her). So please go check out the giveaway and of course spread the word!!!
Latest challenge is up at the Design Dollies. It is a great summer Trifecta.
On a last note, the latest challenge is up at These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things. Sadly though, this will be the last challenge. I am soooooo terribly sad about this news. It was truly one of my favourite challenge blogs and I was thrilled to be asked to be a part of their awesome DT. Julie is so amazing and made that blog what it was. Julie, I completely understand your hard decision and I support you. We all love you to bits and pieces and THANK YOU for making These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things a great place to be.

Monday, June 27, 2011

A lovely summer Trifecta

Wow! I can't believe it is the end of June already. We just got back from a fabulous adventure to Wallace Island British Columbia and it definitely got me into the summer spirit!!!
Today at the Design Dollies we have a fabulous Trifecta. At the beginning of June we had the amazing colour combo that screams summer:
The next week, we had a great elements summer that focused on summer themes.

And lastly our summer sketch:
So with all of those challenges in mind I came up with this layout:

I used my Studio Calico kit with the awesome new filmstrip stamp. I have to say, I am so in love with this stamp. I have a feeling you'll be seeing more layouts with it : )
Wanna play along with us? You can hop on over here for the specifics and you have until Sunday July 3rd midnight EST.
You also still have some time to join in on the latest challenge at These Are a Few Of My Favourite Things. You need to get your submission in because the prize is soooooo awesome!!!
Also, Practical Scrappers have a lot of fun things going on this week too. Check it out!!!
I will leave you with some photos of our great adventure from the weekend.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Project 12

Well, I finally seem to be getting back on track. I'm feeling good, I'm working out again, and I am scrapbooking again. Today I have the latest Project 12 I have completed. This is my second year doing it and I love that I have a layout a month that sums up all of the adventures we have had. Here is what I created for May using the Project 12 sketch:
I used bits and pieces from a couple of my Studio Calico kits. I even utilized the Crate Paper chipboard piece and made it into a secret journal box.

The story isn't so secret ; )
If you haven't played along with the Project 12 it isn't too late. I highly recommend it.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sketchy time

Hi everyone, Happy Monday!! Today I have a fabulous sketch from our Design Dollies DT member Karen B. This one is wide open for imagination!
This is what I came up with:

I used my December kit from Studio Calico for this layout. So what do you think? We want you to play along with us. Come check out what the other Dollies created and Link up your creation by midnight EST, Sunday 26th June
Don't forget These Are a Few Of My Favourite Things has the latest challenge up. You can check it out here. Also, I forgot to mention that my latest post is up at the Urban Swank DT blog. Would love for you to leave me some love HERE.
Big hugs to everyone that has left me get well love. I am feeling so much better but still not 100%. I am however going to still do the triathlon. Wish me luck ; )