Sunday, June 29, 2008

Happy Birthday to...

July 1/08

Today, this fabulous company turns ONE!!!!
Go check out their blog all week for amazing contests, prizes, etc.

p.s. Happy Birthday Canada(he eheee)

a lil sad...

July 1/08
because I didnt make the top 20 at Paper crafts gallery idol.
In the scrapbooking world you definetly have to get used to rejection and hopefully handle it well.
I have never been truly bothered by this rejection before until this contest.
I worked my butt off to make 5 new cards with a friends theme, and I totally went off the page with some of them, so they would be original...well, I guess original wasn't what they were after because after checking out the top 20 cards, there were some pretty cool cards in there, but also some very plain jane basics that completely disappointed me, and made me wonder if I would have more success if I kept my style plain!! any suggestions?
Here are my cards I created for this contest.

Mood chart

June 29, 2008
Another great item that was included in kits 2 remember krew kit #5 was this chipboard wheel by Paper Trunk.
I had several fun ideas for this, but after realizing just how often my 4 year old's mood changes(hourly) I thought I would create this for him to help express his current mood to me.
I took 6 pictures of him showing me various facial expressions and trimemd them to fit in the wheel.
I removed the brad to separate the layers , to decorate each one individually, and used a bingo dabber to colour the large chipboard piece blue.
I decorated the smaller chipboard wheel with letter stickers, and hand drawn stars from patterned paper, then coloured in the remaining chipboard black with a sharpy.
Punched a hole at the top of the chart with my crop a dile, threaded ribbon through and added a small tag, where I applied a rubon.
Thanks for looking!!!!

Krew kit #5..

june 29/08
Today was the day to post my mini album with this kit from Kits 2 remember.
When i opened up the kit and saw the paper, I knew that this would work with my pictures of Sesame street live.
I kept the design of the album quite simple because the paper(Paper Trunk) and pictures were bright and busy enough.

another home project

I made a welcome card out of one sheet of cardboard.
Supplies used:
paint:Heidi Swapp
chipboard bird:Maya Road
patterned paper:little yellow bicycle
ink:Sraz on
letter stickers:Making Memories & Sassafras
other:Cardboard & ribbon and magic mesh
**I used that same house template(as from my other house project) traced it onto cardboard, cut it out, and inked around the edges.
I punched 6 holes along the left hand side(using my cropadile) and tied ribbon in each.
I used the eraser end of a pencil, dipped into paint and added polks dots all over the cardboard.
I added 2 strips of magic mesh, and painted a few streaks of black over it.

Trinkets box

June 29, 2008
Today was my last day as guest designer over at mon scrapbook, so I had to save my favourite creations for today.
I created this trinkets box for my son, using the storage box the Prima journaling cards(dude collection) came in.
This was a very simple project(the longest part was waiting for the paint on the inside to dry)
I liked the polka dots that were on the box, but I wanted to cover up the words, so I used a journaling card on the front and on the back to cover them up.
Other supplies:
epoxy stickers, patterned paper:Prima, dude collection
letter stickers:Doodlebug
paint:Making memories
pen:Zig millenium
**If you would like to check out my other 2 projects, go to Mon scrapbooks blog.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

still here..

June 25/08

Yesterday I dealt with a chest cold, an infected tattoo and a serious allergic reaction to shelled sunflower seeds..Let's just say I had a pretty rough evening,
don't think I have taken a break from scrapping..NO WAY!!!!!
I recently created 5 cards for a Paper crafts round one competition..I will hear on Monday if I passed that round or not, and if Im not successful, I will be posting the cards on here asap.
On another note, the Rhubarb Roots forum is running again..WOOOHOOO!!!!!!

won something....woohoo!!

June 24, 2008

I won a honeymoon journal and 3 thank you cards from Kathy Thompson Laffoley(im sure you know her from Canadian Scrapbooker magazine)

RAK time

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Head on over to the Kits 2 remember krew blog before Sunday morning, leaving me a comment for your chance to win a tissue box kit, supplied by Jessica Guthrie.
You don't want to miss out on this chance, who ever wins this will be one of the first to get their hands on this kit.

Card "bloom"

June 22, 2008

Supplies used:
Epoxy sticker packaging, patterned paper & epoxy sticker:Prima, dude collection
letter stickers:Doodlebug
paint:Making Memories
pen:Zig millenium

** I liked the packaging that came with Prima's dude collection epoxy stickers, so i trimmed it into the perfect size for a card.
I added hand cut flowers and an arrow(from Prima's dude collection patterned paper
I used Doddlebug letter stickers, and then dabbed 2 different colours of paint in the center of the card.
For the inside of the card, I adhered patterned paper where the packaging had printing.
To check out my other 2 creations for the week, go to the blog at
Stay tuned, next Sunday I will be posting my last 3 creations from my guest designer stint over there.


June 20, 2008

To any book by my all time favourite author...Harlan Coben. I have now read 8 of his books, and I have been mesmorized with every single one. They are the kind of books that you just can't out down, and there are so many unexpected twists.....I Love it!!!!!
Go check out this guy's books:)

tin creations

June 20, 2008

I bought these tins at Michaels for $1 each, so I altered them for a call over at Scrapbook trends.

I had a lot of fun working on these.

Happy Birthday....

June 20, 2008
To Rob!!!
I created this card for his special day.
supplies used:
patterned paper:Teresa Collins & my minds eye
stamp:Heidi Swapp
ink & background stamp wheel:Stampin up
sprockets:Tim Holtz
chipboard:Crate & maya Road

To celebrate his birthday, I made cabbage rolls, a mashed potato/cheese casserole and my famous chocolate cake..yummy!!!!

a picture

Of Si and I(That my sister in law Cindy just emailed me)

I won...

June 17/08
an awesome stamp set called "paradise found" by Cornish Heritage Farms for commenting on Liz's blog.
I am totally digging this set(especially the airplane)

blog toot

A layout of mine has been spotted on the blog and it is the French version of Scrapscene, except this features the who's who of scrapbooking in Quebec, so I feel really privileged to have been given that honour.

Father's Day cards

June 15, 2008
That I made for Rob as well as my Dad

"Cool" card

June 15, 2008
It's that time again...Sunday!! Which means I posted another 3 new creations to the blog at
I only have another 2 Sundays left, and then my guest DT stint is over there.
If you would like to check our 2 of my new layouts go head over there.
This card is titled "cool"
all supplies are Prima dude collection, aside from the letter stickers "doodlebug designs inc"
I cut the lower strip of the card into fringe, trimmed 3 pictures of my son to fit into 3 of the circles going across the card.
This card took about 5 minutes to create!


I know you all probably think I have been majorly slacking, but aside from being a bad blogger I have been pretty busy.
I have been working my butt off creating to submit to calls and some really awesome Manu Dt's, so be patient.....after the next week or two, the deadlines are over, and I will be here to annoy you all some more:)

Happy Father's Day:)

To the greatest Dad in the world.. There are so many reasons why he is so awesome, that I wouldnt even know where to begin.
Dad, even if I don't always show it or say it, know that I wake up every day feeling thankful that you are my dad.
I love you!!!!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

another me face

Here is another silly face where I can definetly see that this is my kid..ha haaa

funny pics

Rob took of me while I was watching Si play at the park:)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

RAK time!!!!

June 4, 2008

Jessica at kits 2 remember is offering a very generous RAk...a 6x6 acrylic album..all you have to do is head over to the blog leave your name, email and fave scrapper in the industry, and i will have my son pick a name from a hat this sunday!!!!
Good luck:)

Monday, June 2, 2008

na na na na boo boo

June 2, 2008

Everytime my child makes a face like this, it is like looking in a mirror(like momma, like son) lol

Sunday, June 1, 2008

"U R A HOOT" layout

Cardstock:Bazzill Kraft
rubon:Glitz designs
patterned paper:Prima-dude collection
letter stickers & chipboard:unknown

"chirp chirp" card

June 1, 2008

I made this card using the Glitz designs rubons(available at Rhubarb Roots), and the ribbon I got from My Rak "buddy"
I adhered the rubons to white Bazzill cardstock, colored in the white with a red watercolour pencil crayons, used my blender pen, and that was the colour it turned out to be...It looks quite textured.

Debut of Krew kit #4

June 1, 2008
Kits 2 remember kit #4
Here are a few of my favourite creations with this kit...To see more, go check out our DT blog over there.