Sunday, November 20, 2011

Did I tell you

that I've been hanging out at the Sisterhood of Scrap forum lately? They have had an absolutely awesome month of challenges to get the mojo flowing. I've scrapped more this past month than in many a long day, that's for sure. A lot of the layouts you've seen on the blog lately have been from challenges posted there. What a help in getting Hugh's album caught up! Almost there...

This layout was from a challenge posted this morning. It's simple but asked me to actually use some glimmer spray... something I don't do very often! I like the way it turned out - simple and masculine I think. 

I used papers from the Boys Rule Scrapbook October kit. Every month Laura Lee puts together a great kit full of BOY papers - she often has both little and big boy kits. I decided to take the plunge and ordered two of her latest little boy kits. This one -  Jillibean Soup "spotted owl" - is just so full of fun, bright papers and lots of fun embellishments as well. I thought it looked great against the neutral background of the kraft cardstock.

Thanks for looking! If you do check out Boys Rule, please tell Laura Lee that I sent you! :-)

Scrapping yesterday

Yesterday was the monthly scrap day with my local scrap group. Here are a couple of the layouts I did. Moving right along with gs's album!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Scrap much lately?

I've been scrapping up a storm in November! I took a week off to sew a baby quilt for a lady at church but was hard back at it this past week. Here are a few of the layouts I dropped off this afternoon for the design team at Tina's .

Baby Mine paper line by Imaginesce

Christmas Wishes line by Bella Blvd

Christmas wishes line by Bella Blvd

Christmas Wishes line by Bella Blvd

Kraft Resist Paper by Tim Holz
I hope you've enjoyed the layouts as much as I did creating them!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Busy Scrapping Day!

Got busy in my scraproom yesterday. Was doing some of the fabulous challenges from Sisterhood of Scrap where I've been sort of hanging out lately. The challenges all leant themselves to layouts for Hugh's album. Here are a few I completed yesterday:

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Knock, knock... is anyone still out there?

This morning I sliced a banana into my coffee. I thought it might be a cosmic reminder to get my act back together and actually focus on things for a change. LOL

I know that I've sadly neglected to update my blog this past month. It's not that I haven't been scrapping or taking pictures, it's that I HAVE!!

I had the grandbabies here for Thanksgiving (took a ton of photos) but made it my mission to finish scrapping gs's album before I started in on the gorgeous photos we took that weekend. Why do I set these limitations on myself? Well, I guess because if I don't, I'll never finish.. oh the trials of being a procrastinator who just loves to "live in the moment"!

I went away to a scrap retreat in October. I started a mini-book for Hugh's first year. That's about all I did except a couple of layouts. It was a pathetic showing from a great weekend of fun and inspiration BUT it left me with a ton of page kits to just pick and work on when the mood strikes! I've been busy in my scraproom lately and want to share some of the layouts and projects I've been working on.

In the meantime though, here's a photo of our boy at Halloween... well for about 3 seconds the day BEFORE Halloween... he wasn't too impressed with his costume and was freaked out by the kids all coming to the door... ahh well... at least we have a photo. :-)

Have a super day all!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Big News!

Wanted to share with you all that I've been accepted to design for Tina's Scrapbooking in Winchester, ON for the coming year! I'm stoked! 

check it out!

Tina's Scrapbooking is on Facebook

This is where you'll find me...

The same weekend as my wedding anniversary! :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday September 29

My computer is driving me crazy. Seriously crazy. In the last couple of months, it has run slower and slower. I'd like to think that it's because so much wisdom is stored in it's little mega-thingys, but I think the real reason is that in our consumable society, it was not built to last. Of course the technology in it is probably last century but hey.. so am I!

I've completed a couple of layouts lately. You'd think I'd be more prolific with the scrapbooking now that my room is more or less organized, wouldn't you? Well, if you think that, you'd be wrong! I have many layouts in my head that I'm dying to get down on paper. The truth is though that I just don't have the energy to even sit in there some days. This article describes the exact way I feel about things in a way that I've never been able to. I hope you'll take a few minutes and read it if you want to understand not only me, but people in your life who deal with chronic hidden illnesses on a day-to-day basis.

OK enough of that. This blog is about my scrapping and perhaps my photography as well. My little Murphy graduated from his beginner level agility class the other night. I am sure that the instructor keeps passing him because she gets such a kick out of the little social butterfly. He's the class clown and always wants to be where any action is.

And without further adieu, here is the first of my recent layouts. A collage from last year's big trek to Saskatchewan.

And here is my favourite day this summer. 

That's all for now!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday September 23

Well you would think that organizing my scraproom has taken over my life. If this is what you're thinking, you're not far wrong! I've been so busy organizing that I have not been "doing". Ugh.  Yesterday I decided that I could wait no longer. I unloaded and put away the bag I'd packed to go scrapping with the girls last Saturday and found the layout I'd started. I was compelled to finish it and LOVE how it turned out. I should actually finish all the layouts from summer 2010. I'm sure there are a few beauties left to discover.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I have been actually working in my scraproom, there just isn't a lot to show for it! Actually I ripped apart the big closet and got some new shelving and this morning actually labelled things. :-)

In between those fun little activities (that are taking way more time than I would like to admit) I've worked on a few layouts and planned a few more. Here's a small sample of what I've been doing lately.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Long time no scrap!

Well I'm getting back in the scrapping saddle. The baby was born, everyone is safe and sound at home. I've had a really relaxing summer and am working on a few projects in my scraproom and around the house. It feels good to be "back" at it!

Here's a layout I did for a challenge over at Scrap Shotz. It was a hard one "community" - i.e. something that happened in your community and took me THREE DAYS to finally "see it". Finished it this morning. It's of a baby shower for my beautiful grandson put on by the local church on June 26, 2011. I'm pleased with it!

Let me know what you think!

I'm loving doing some baby boy layouts. Keep checking back, you'll be seeing more than a few of them, I'm sure!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Recent layouts

I did these with the yummy May Scrap~tures kit! Enjoy and check out the rest of the reveal here

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Kudos to ROXY for being the newest follower of my blog. Look in your inbox for a nice little gift certificate to the Scrap~tures store!

Thanks for playing everyone.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Great Crop!

What a great productive weekend over at Scrap~tures! I wish I'd had more time to participate but was pleased to see all the different layouts and cards created.

If you still want to get in on the action, Denise is keeping the challenges open until next Sunday April 24 so if you want to get in on the fun and prizes, you still have time.

Check it out!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Early Bird Crop Challenge!

Ready for a Road trip? How about a three-hour tour?

Remember the television show Gilligan’s Island? Well, like Gilligan and his cohorts, we’re going on a trip. If you want to hear the theme song of this iconic television show, check out Gilligan’s Island ran for three seasons from 1964-1967. It delighted many viewers who watched the shipwrecked castaways attempting to leave the remote island, while various opportunities present themselves. They typically fail owing to some bumbling error committed by Gilligan (with the exception of "The Big Gold Strike", where everyone except Gilligan is responsible for their failed escape). Sometimes this would result in his saving the others from some unforeseen flaw in their plan.


To participate in this "tour" you must lift the CARD OR LAYOUT of the person in front of you.

The only twist is that we will use the word “Gilligan” as a tool for playing this “game”. For instance, I used the “G” as inspiration for my layout by scrapping a GIRL. The person who follows me will use an “I” and the person after that uses an “L” and so on. Once the name “Gilligan” is spelled out in entirety, the next person goes back to the beginning with the “G” in Gilligan.

The KEY is that unlike the castaways, you only have ONE HOUR to post your completed project... must dibs your turn by posting "DIBS" after the preceding project.

If someone else has called DIBS you must wait until they have uploaded their project to DIBS that one...

Once your completed project is uploaded, you may take the special blinkie that let’s the world know that you’ve not only taken the tour, but survived to tell the tale as well!

Have fun and let’s take as many trips as possible this weekend!

Scrap~tures Retro Road Trip blog hop

Welcome to Scrap~tures Retro Road Trip blog hop!!

Thanks so much for joining us! We are very excited show you some scrappy projects from the ‘past’ and hope that you gain lots of inspiration and continue to hop with us!!

If you just happened by this blog and didn't realize a blog hop was taking
place, please go back to Scrap~tures 
and start the Hop. You won't
want to miss all the inspiration from our team....... or the chance to win a Rak :-)

With the theme of the crop being "retro", I thought I'd share a "retro technique" that was all the rage back in my early days of scrap booking. This mosaic done for my son's wedding album was one of the hardest layouts I've ever done, but so rewarding! I love how it turned out.

This blog hop will run from today, April 15th  – April 17th Scrap~tures will be
drawing for winner on April 18th.

Follow along in our blog hop! Your next stop is Catherine!
Thanks for stopping by! If you comment and sign up as a new follower to my blog, I will put your name, and the name of the person who referred you to me, in a drawing for a nice little gift certificate to the Scrap~tures store! Happy hopping!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Murphy yesterday

Bought Gabby some new rainboots and this is what Murphy thought of them...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Scrap~tures Card Kit announcement!

Well Ladies, you may not have noticed this yet but here at Scrap~tures, we are constantly trying new and fun ideas to help keep you motivated and keep things fresh around here!  Well guess what?  Starting with our April Card Kit, we will be including a Copics Marker with every month's  kit!!  Since Copics seems to be where it's at in the stamping world these days, we thought we might as well jump on that band wagon.  Yahoo

So again, starting with our April kit we will be including a Copics marker in every month's kit.  Also, since you apparently need more than one marker to properly do shading and blending and to use these markers to their full potential, we will be offering a Copics add-on that will include two coordinating shades of markers.  This will only be available to kit subscribers.

To help us kick off this new and improved card kit, we have asked Wendy (Wendance) who is a certified Copics instructor to help us by doing a month long Copics tutorial for the month of April!  Thumbs Up  How about that?!  the Copics Class will be posted here in the forums for all to see.

To help celebrate our new card kits with the Copics, starting today (March 1st), we are doing a card kit promotion!  Sign up for a card kit subscription to start with the April kit and you will receive...

as always our card kits include enough supplies to create at least 5 cards and include 4 sheets of paper, 4 sheets of cardstock, a stamp set, an ink pot, 5 A-2 envelopes, embellishments and ribbon, a card technique item and now a coordinating Copics marker!  A six month subscription price is $35.00 plus shipping and you get your 7th month free upon subscription renewal.  You may also sign up for Copics add-ons for $10.00 which include two coordinating Copics.

That's not all!!  

New subscribers will also receive a FREE gift with your April kit!  This is a very special gift!!

PageMaps and Scrapbook & Cards Today have teamed up once again to bring you “CardMaps Today.” This limited edition special issue includes 50 CardMaps and 80 beautifully designed cards! Get yours FREE when you sign up for a card kit subscription! Thumbs Up

So do not hesitate Ladies!  Sign up for a card kit subscription today!! Smiley

March Scraptures Kit layouts!

All were created with the Scrap~tures March scrapbook kit, Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934. You can see the kit here and some more amazing layouts from the rest of the team here. If you like what you've seen of our kits, don't hesitate to contact Denise and let her know that you'd like to sub! She has some amazing deals to be had for new subscribers! I'll post it separately. :-)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A couple of grandbaby layouts...

Just catching up on some older photos that have been waiting to be scrapped. :-) Isn't she a doll?!?!?
(proud gramma moment..)