Monday, October 17, 2011

Pumpkins n' Trees

Here is Bailey's first pumpkin she picked out from the Penner Pumpkin Patch. I will be taking the kids there again this year and can't wait. So fun!

This first page with be a double layout when I'm done. We had a great time at this tree farm. They had horses bringing everyone to the trees on a sleigh. Then sold hot chocolate and cider after. Great set up and I will miss not going there this year now that we are moved.

Cheers everyone and thanks for stoppin by!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Life changes!

Been too long since my last post. We went on holidays for Thanksgiving weekend.... and after several long talks with my husband... I am taking the plunge back into the workforce. Lots of life changes coming... seems kind of overwhelming!!! I have daycare lined up and now I just need to find a job! Any pointers on returning back to work after 4 years is welcome. LOL!  Anyway here are a few layouts I've been working on!

Love love this paper and used embossing powder and stickles to bring it out a little more. Of course, I'm trying to shove as many pictures on my layout as possible. I can't pick!!!

Loving my precocious flowers. First layout using them!!

This has to be my favorite layout of the three! Made all of the embelishments which was a lot of fun!!!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

You make my heart fly

Here is a sketch from Sketchy Thursday blog.

Here is my take on it! I wanted to try acrylic painting and I think I will be using them more often now. Although... I am a messy painter!  

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I am pooped... went out with a friend last night and had a few too many to drink. Is it time for bed yet??

Friday, September 30, 2011

World card making day!!

Ok first I need to share a little something about Miss Bai (my 4 year old). She is my talker to say the least! We were driving and she asks out loud... 'Why does the sun keep shining in my eyes?' before my husband or I could answer... she answers her question. 'Because the sun doesn't know any better.  It can't talk.' LMAO! Love it!

I'm not much on cards because I simply don't have the time to dedicate to it. All of my time goes to scrapping layout usually. I saw on Aphra's blog that cricut was having a contest for world card making day. If you would like to enter click HERE!! They are giving away a cuttle bug machine!!

Here is my  quick little card!

Here is a sneak peak of my layout I'm working on. First time using acrylics so hope it turns out! Stay tuned!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ohh the Wiggles!!

Here is a quick layout I did of Bailey going to her first show... The Wiggles! It was so cute to watch her on that day. Her eyes could NOT get any bigger!

My goal with this layout was to fit as many pictures I could and use a lot of color. I think it's a fun and simple layout!

Have a great day everyone and thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lil' acts of Love - Artful Delight Blog Hop

Today I was able to work on the Tic Tac Toe challenge for Artful Delight. I chose to: use light pink, do a layout, and use a border punch.

 I finally scapped a picture of Bailey when she had just turned 1 and her friend. We went to Hydro Beach at the end of the summer and I got a lot of great pics of her! This layout I had a hard time with. It seemed to start off easy and then I just found myself staring at the layout trying to figure out what I was going to do next. In the end I figured it out and like the end result!

Hope everyone`s monday was a good one :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Artful Delight Blog Hop Weekend

So this weekend I was following along with Artful Delight's first blog hop for Leanne's birthday. If you do want to follow along... you have until Sept 30th to submit your challenges!

I hopped along but hadn't been able to do any of the challenges over the weekend until tonight!! I cleaned my BUTT off all day so I could scrap tonight... totally worth it. Love what the sketch turned out to be!

Here is day 1 - sketch layout

Products: American Craft - dear lizzie paper, DCWV cardstock, corrugated cardstock, Heidi snap - oval bling, thickers, misc. ribbon, needles with beads, & tattered angel glimmer mist - tried misting.. didn't show up well on gold so I painted a border around my layout with it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Flower stash!

So I recently purchased some flowers from Tessa who has an blog & etsy shop called Precocious Paper. Gotta say I love love love her flowers! Can't wait to use them!! Anyway when I got them I needed to find somewhere to stash them... I've been keeping this can to do an altered project and now I finally did it. It was fun to do and can see myself making many more altered projects in the future!

The brown flower was my very first glubber flower. Gotta love those!!! The other flower I had made a while ago and never found a home for it. I stuck a prima flower in the middle of it. Paper and ribbon was from My little yellow bicycle.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sketchy Thursday - Life at the cottage

Here is the sketch:
If you'd like to join in and do it too click here!

Here is my end result with the sketch. Love doing these... you always end up doing things you normally wouldn't do! 

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

1st EVER publishing!

Wahooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got published and soo excited! Check it out if you like it's on pg 52!

Song & Dance

So September has been the month of visitors!! Family, family and more family. It was a great time with lots of great laughs and wine! This is why I have been away from my blog... Just before we got company I finished this layout of Bailey on her first day of dance last year. Yes that is right... I am still doing last year! One day, I will be working on current events. LOL! Also I will post a picture of the bomb that has gone off in my scrapbook area.

When my dad as up he made some shelving for me...which I desperately needed and I'm starting to have an actual workable craft area!  Any ideas on crafting storage would be greatly appreciated!! HELP!!!!!!
Funny story... as I am sitting here writing this post I see in the corner of my eye... a silver glittery thing on my boob!! Turns out it's a Thicker letter! HAH!!! Thank god I had a jacket on when I went to pick up my daughter at school.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


If I hadn't blown my crafting budget this month I would totally be buying the mystery steal from Craft Steals! I just love surprises and for a third of the regular price!! How fantastic is that! Check it out! ONLY ON TODAY SO HURRY if you need to restock!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Potty layout

Super excited the way this layout turned out! I've been wanting to do this layout forever.. but didn't have the motivation or inspiration I should say to do it... that is until I started making my pinwheel flowers and got my package from Scrapbook Steals in the mail!!! I've been wanting to use my typewriter on layouts lately but it was still packed from the move. Yesterday I finally 'somewhat' organized my scrap space the way I think I'll like it and now I am actually able to use half of what I have!! That is always a bonus!

Around the picture... there is an acetate frame decorated with stickles. Hard to see in the picture... maybe if you click on them for a close up it'll be better.

Here is a close-up of the pinwheel doing my scores at 1/4 inch. Also added some other flowers to add a little more to the layout.

Loving the clothes line of letters for the title. Got the clothes pins and twine from the dollar store.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Quick card

Just a quick post of a card I made last night. 
 I used the Spellbinders S4-249 Big Scalloped Circles, Stella Rose brad, Stickles. The scalloped circles was a great way to use up some of my overflowing odds and ends paper :)
Now I have to get downstairs to finish my layout before it gets too late!! Happy Friday Everyone!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

How to: Pinwheel flowers!

Alrighty so I am going to do my first ever tutorial on making pinwheel flowers. I love trying new things and making my own embellishments since buying them can get VERY expensive... and well my hobby is expensive enough to begin with :)

The following is what u will need... also a scor-pal if you have one:

 First i inked an piece of paper... cut 1 1/2 inch by 12inch.

 Then I used my scor-pal and at every inch I scored a line... flipped the paper over and scored again at every half inch. So when it is done there is a score line at every half inch.

Next I folded my paper at the score lines.

Next you will overlap the ends and use your glue gun to secure it. In the picture below I am pushing the flower down once I glued the ends together to get a flower. Tip: With a 12 inch length.. I wouldn't cut the strip wider than 1 1/2 inches... also it is VERY useful to have a glue gun and not just regular glue.

You will need to cut a circle... which you should probably do before this part... sorry.... and you will glue the back of this flower to the circle so it stays flat and stops popping up everytime you let go of it.

Next is the fun part where you can add whatever you want to the middle of the flower. Here I kept it simple and added a gem. In the next picture I cut some more circles... inked them... and then put a big blob of glue from my glue gun and sprinkled little beads for the center. So many possibilities!!!

Last night I made one of these for my layout and scored it at every 1/4 inch instead of every 1/2 inch which I think I like better. I will post the layout so you can see when I am finished it. Hope this is easy to follow and enjoy!! If you use this tutorial... I would love if you comment and send me a link to what you come up with. Thanks!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mr. Dimples!

This week I've been working on a challenge through Magical Memories (Scrapbook store in thompson). They have challenges every friday on their facebook page and you have the week to complete them. Anyway this week was a monochromatic layout (using shades and hues from one color) and then embellishments can be whatever color you want. I didn't really know where I was going with this layout.... but in the end I like the way it turned out!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Inspired by Kiwi

So this week Scrapbook Steals... my all time favorite place to buy scrapbook supplies at incredible prices... featured Kiwi Lane Designs. I had not heard of this company before this. What they came up with are templates you can buy that can make all these different layouts. You can play around with them and get your layout just the way you want it before having to cut one piece of cardstock! It's great to see what kind of layering you can do with them. Click to see the video!

Anyway... I don't have these templates... although I wish I did... but through the video I watched I tried to use it as some inspiration on layering with my layout. This is a layout I've been procrastinating for over a year now. I have a few of these in a little folder and I'm forcing myself to get them done so I can finally organize their baby scrapbooks.

 I made the butterflies with a EK success punch and added some Stickles!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Gotta get crackin'!

So I think I am officially 2 years behind in my scrapping... AHhhhh! Anyone else behind like me?? Is there ever a point where you can be caught up? Oh well.... love doing it so why worry right?!?! Monday I had a friend over to scrap. We ate gummy worms & jujubes,worked on our pages, chatted and watched Bachelor Pad in the background. That show was a good laugh... crazy people! We will have to do it again Melissa! Anyway... I managed to get one layout done (yes only one)... I think I did more talking and eating really... Well here it is:

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Fun Challenge

I am seriously on a roll. Did a challenge that the local scrapbook store (Magical memories) does here in Thompson online friday nights through facebook. I needed 5 brads, 4 flowers, 3 pattern paper, 2 embellishments, 1 journal card. It was fun to do a boy layout and try to add flowers to it. I was half-way through the layout and realized I needed flowers... so there was no going back. It turned out great and that is why I love doing the challenges. I forces you to do things you wouldn't have otherwise done.

Back on the Map!

Finally... finally I got some scrap time in! I am definitely all over the place right now trying to scrapbook since my space isn't exactly set up yet.. but oh well. Here are my recent layouts... ENJOY!!