Thursday, July 7, 2011

I Won!

I entered a contest on the Sketch Support facebook page and I won a copy of Sketches for Scrapbooking - One Page Sketches Vol. 1. I'm so excited because I absolutely love Allison Davis' sketches, but up until now all the sketch books have featured 2 page sketches and I usually do 1 page layouts. This book will be just perfect for me and I can see myself becoming a scrapping fool when I get it. LOL

2 New Digi Layouts

The first was done with the newest kit from Kindred Creations (KC) called Wild Side. The papers were a little out of my comfort zone, but they worked well with the zoo pictures I had. I used 2 page sketch #12 from the Sketch Support blog for this layout.

The second uses a previous kit called Parisian Holiday. This is my favourite kit so far! This was also my layout for the June layout tag at KC.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Little Reorganization and Some More From the Garden

I've had my scrap room in the basement for the last few years and I'm finding I scrap less and less because it is too cold in the winter and too far away from the rest of the family. I decided to move some of my scrap supplies up to our desk area off the kitchen. In order to find the storage I needed I re-purposed the microwave cabinet to hold my scrappy supplies (it's still has the microwave for now). Once I took the microwave cabinet out of the dining room I had to rearrange the furniture in the dining room as well. All so I can scrap upstairs. LOL Here's a few pics. The microwave cabinet was originally along the outside wall to the left of the water cooler and the sideboard was on the other side of the water cooler. I moved the sideboard to the opposite wall to make room for the church pew I bought to use for seating along one side of the table.

And here are a couple pics of the re-purposed microwave cabinet.

And here is a collage of what's blooming in the garden today.

Friday, June 10, 2011

A Beautiful Day!

It is such a beautiful day in my garden. I have irises, lilacs, columbines, perennial geraniums and more in bloom and rose buds galore.I also did a new digital layout last night using the newest digital kit from Kindred Creations called Parisian Holiday. The kit was perfect to let me lift the layout on the front cover of the newest Canadian Scrapbooker magazine. And can you believe the price of the kit is only $1.00? It's true!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy NSD!

How are you enjoying NSD? I'm hosting the online crop at Kindred Creations (KC), although it is fairly quiet over there right now. I stayed up way too late last night to take advantage of the sale Becca has going on at the KC Store and I can't wait to get the 3 Basic Grey kits I ordered. The prices for them are great! So far todayI have finished one layout that I can't post just yet and I just finished my second. I used the one page sketch #2 from the Sketch Support blog for this layout.

For the second layout I created a simple digital journaling card to use and I thought I would put it up on 4shared if anyone else would like to use it. It comes in your choice of black or brown edging. You can download it here.

Friday, May 6, 2011

A New Layout and Digital Card.

I did this layout for the April layout tag at KC. It feels good to get some of these older photos in an album.

And this is a digital card I did to showcase the newest KC digital kit 'Mother Dear'.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Come Join Me at Kindred Creations for NSD

I'll be hosting an online crop at Kindred Creations (KC) on Saturday, May 7th for NSD. Becca will have a sale going in the store and we will have challenges and maybe a game or two in the Cropping Lounge. I hope to see you there.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Win a $25 GC at Kindred Creations!

Visit Kindred Creations Facebook group page and join. Help them reach 400 members. When they hit 400 they will draw from all members of the group for a winner to recieve a $25 gift certificate to the Kindred Creations store (which includes digital and paper scrapbooking products at a huge discount!...). Facebook page link:

I also have a new layout done with the latest KC digital kit 'Butterfly Garden'. You can get the kit here and here's my layout.

Friday, April 22, 2011

My Dad

I lost my Dad almost 3 weeks ago. He was a wonderful man and I miss him greatly. I'd like to share some of the layouts that feature him.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Another Digi Layout.

Kindred Creations has a new digi kit up for sale called Spring Showers and I used it to do another spring layout. This was a fun kit work with and there are papers in it to suit every style.

True Heroes!

If you are like me you have been following the news about the nuclear power plant in Japan. It is unimaginable to me the stress the people of Japan must be under trying to recover from the earthquake and the tsunami while dealing with aftershocks and the threat of a nuclear meltdown in not just 1 but 4 reactors. My heart goes out to everyone there. Of all the images I've seen, the ones that resonate strongest with me are the ones of the workers walking into the nuclear plant. The men who are working so hard to prevent the meltdown(s) from happening are true heroes and they have my utmost respect. I can only pray that they are successful and that they are able to go home to their own families soon.

If you would like to help the disaster relief effort you can make a donation to the Canadian Red Cross here.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's a Change.

I've changed up the background for the blog. I love the digital paper I used (from the Chocolate Ice kit I did for Kindred Creations), but I really need to work on the link and background colours. Oh well, for 1:30 in the morning it's not too bad. LOL

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Kindred Creations has a Friday Digital Deal of the Day

Becca has introduced digital to her Deals of the Day at Kindred Creations. Each Friday she will be offering a digi kit at a ridiculously low price. This weeks kit called 'Lucky Day' , is a paper kit perfect for St. Patrick's Day or in my case a layout about spring. LOL

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I Missed One

I totally forgot to post the layout I did for January's LO tag at KC. It is a pretty simple digi layout, but I like it.

Monday, February 28, 2011

I Love Layout Tag at Kindred Creations!

As long as I can play layout tag at Kindred Creations, I know I will get at least one layout done a month. LOL This is the layout I did for February's layout tag.

It's also the first layout I have done keeping in mind the lessons I am learning at Karen Grunberg's 'Embrace Imperfection' class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. Instead of stressing over my less than perfect pictures or the slight blurring of my stamp, I embraced the fact that I have finally scrapped these pics from over 12 years ago.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I Did It Again!

I've gone almost 2 months without posting. Ugh! You would think this would be a habit by now. LOL

This month I used the kit I created for last month's KC challenge to make the layout I did for KC's layout tag. I'll be posting a pic of the layout as soon as Katie does the reveal.

I also posted a new challenge to create a themed kit.

My kit has a romantic/love theme. I used a mix of PP from Bo Bunny, MME, Basic Grey and Autumn Leaves (Foof-a-La). I also added some coordinating Bazzil cardstock. The striped BG paper allowed me to add a little pink to the black, red and cream colour palette which I used to pull my embellies together. I have flowers from Prima and Recollections (Michael's house brand), bling from Kaiser Craft and Dollarama, Prima felt borders, Making Memories metal tabs and photo turns, BG rub-ons and buttons, Maya Road chipboard flourishes and crushed velvet ribbon, miscellaneous brads, eyelets and other ribbons and Ranger Stickles in Black Diamond and Fired Brick. This is the perfect kit to get me scrapping some more of my wedding pics from 1996. And even better, with the exception of the Recollections flowers, all the items were already in my stash. I bought the flowers this week because they matched the flowers I had in my wedding bouquet perfectly.

I'm really having a lot of fun putting my own kits together and it is making me look at my stash, especially my pp, in a whole new way.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

I won!

Every month at Kindred Creations (KC) Becca picks a winner from everyone who participates in the challenges. For November/December she picked the layout I did for December's layout tag. The layout will be featured on KC's homepage for the whole month of January. Totally cool!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Are You Up For a Challenge?

I'm always tempted to join a kit club, but it's hard to justify with the amount of stash I have already. So, inspired by those of you who put together page kits to take to crops and the new Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog , my challenge this month over at Kindred Creations is to shop your stash and create your own kit. It can be a small page kit or a large anything goes kit. The only rule is everything must come from your stash, there can be nothing new.

Here's my kit.

I started out with some papers from the Fancy Pants 'Happy Together' line and then I added papers from Little Yellow Bicycle, Bo Bunny, MME - Bohemia, Autumn Leaves - Foof-a-La, and one unknown pp. I picked 4 Bazzil colours that were a close match and then added some embellies. I have a couple of tags from MME, Stickles, Dollarama bling & pearls, a part package of Thickers, some Prima flowers, Basic Grey buttons, part packages of brads (one only has 1 brad left in it lol), misc. ribbon and a set of stamps that complement the Happy Together border strip pp. I was really surprised at how easily I was able to put this together.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

One Little Word and Two Great New Blogs!

I love Ali Edward's 'One Little Word' concept. You pick one word and use it as a source of inspiration for the whole year. This year it has been made into a class at Big Picture Scrapbooking (BPS). I haven't decided if I want to commit to the class, but I have picked out my word. ~DO~ It doesn't get much littler than that. LOL I have a bad habit of thinking about things too much or starting things and then not following up or finishing. This blog is a prime example as this is my first post in almost 2 months. So, this year my goal is to do things. And this post is a start. I'm also taking part in Becca's Goal challenge at Kindred Creations (KC) to help keep myself on track and accountable.

One of my goals is to do at least 2 layouts in addition to KC's layout tag. I've found a couple of new blogs that I think will help me to be creative. One is a brand new sketch blog called Sketch Support from one one of my favourite sketch artists, Allison Davis. I love her sketches and this new blog provides not only the 2 page sketches she's so well known for, but also 1 page, card and add-on sketches. Fantastic! The other blog I've discovered is Counterfeit Kit Challenge. The ladies there take a current scrapbook kit from one of the many great kit clubs out there and challenge you to shop your stash to create your own kit. You can copy the kit exactly if you have the products or you can just create a kit inspired by the colours, it's up to you. I think it is a great way to encourage me to look at my stash with new eyes and maybe try some things I wouldn't think of on my own. For anyone who goes to crops or retreats this would be great inspiration in putting together page kits. The first kit they have up isn't one that appeals to me, but it still has inspired me to try to create a kit out of my stash just for the fun of it. LOL