Monday, December 7, 2009

my Stamp BOX blog hop

Welcome to the "Let's Party!" blog hop for myStamp BOX! If you have just happened upon my blog, you'll want to start at the beginning our blog hop. Take the time to leave some love on each design team members blog post for the blog and you could be be picked to WIN a very own myStamp BOX stamp set of your very own! You have until Friday December 11th at 6pm EST to leave your comments for a chance to win. The blog hop winner will be announced on the myStamp BOX blog on Monday December 14th.

Now on to Nathalies blog to catch more fun ideas for all kinds of parties! Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to be eligible for our blog hop prize! Good luck!

**The reason why my post looks so bare is because I couldnt load my here's hoping this will actually of luck!!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

November projects at Crazy Daisy Kits

Here are a few of the layouts(and the mini album) that I created using this months kit over at Crazy Daisy kits.
The kits are always so jam packed, that it is easy to create 6-9 layouts and a mini album..I LOVE that!!!!
To see what the other girls have made using this kit(or one of the add on extra kits) go to

more my Stamp BOX

Here are 2 recent layouts I made using my Stamp BOX stamps.
I love the stamps because they are so versatile that they could really be used on any project..layout, card, mini album, altered item, etc

Recent layouts

Here are just a few of the layouts that I managed to work on while away at the scrapbooking crop in Saskatoon last weekend.
I also took a fun "360 degrees" class with Vicki Boutin, did a candle make n take, made 2 cards to donate, along with a few more layouts, and I have everything put together for my December daily album.

my Stamp Box blog post

Today is my turn to post on the my Stamp BIX blog, and I did my post about layering stamped images.
To see the post(and samples) along with other fabulous projects by my fellow dt'ers, go to

Monday, November 23, 2009

Introducing..Aries Grae

After looking at many different dogs and puppies, we fell in love with a 7 week old purebred St Bernard, that we named Aries Grae.
She is already 25 pounds, hasnt barked yet, likes other animals and kids, and is VERY lazy,and docile.
She has been a welcome addition to our family.
Memphis isnt too sure about this big beast just yet, so the 2 of them spend a lot of time walking in circles, smelling each other. It is cute though because Memphis is acting like a jealous big sister..when Aries gets attention, then Memphis gets right in there for some attention too.
Si loves the new puppy, and is already calling himself the big brother to the dogs..hee hee

Thursday, November 12, 2009

November kit at Crazy daisy kits

The kits this month at Crazy Daisy are to die for:)
You have several different options for kits this month..
1)The standard main kit
2)The add on with a kick kit
3) The paper kit
I had the standard main kit to work with, and even with creating 5 layouts and a mini album, I still have quite a bit of supplies leftover.
This layout I made using the November kit is titled "hello my name is"
I did a lot of fussy cutting with the patterned paper flowers.
To see what the other members of the design team have created using these kits, or to order your kit go to

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My baby is 6

Sunday, Si spent some time with his Dad, celebrating his birthday, and then Ryan, Ryans Mom & I took Si to see the Michael Jackson movie.
Monday, he had a party with his school friends, and after 2 hours of madness, He was ready for bed, excited to be a 6 year old.

Halloween around here...

This was a busy Halloween in our house.
On Friday, we had a Halloween party here with our daycare friends, and Si had a party at school, then he went to a birthday party in the evening.
Saturday, Si had a skating party for his birthday, then in the evening we went trick or treating!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

A chance at winnign a set of my Stamp BOX stamps

our new stamp set for November: “Passport to Adventure”. It has lots of fun travel and passport related stamps. Perfect for the documentation of your travels or for a card to wish someone a great trip
To win the stamp set, you can leave up to two comments, each entry will win you a ballot. You can do one or both of the following: Head over to my Stamp BOX blog at

1. leave a comment, please include your first name and last initial, plus your city/country

2. on a second comment post a link to the place where you have posted about myStampBOX’s blog (on your own blog or in a forum), again you need to include your name and last initial, plus your city/country - Good Luck!

This contest is open until November 14, the winner will be announced on Monday, November 16. Don’t forget to check in if you have been lucky!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sketchy Thursdays

Well, I was a day too late to participate in their challenge, but I did play along.
They have a fun new sketch up, so maybe this week I will get it posted in time.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Some more layouts..

Using the october kit from Scrapbook Kit Club!!!

sketch challenge

This week is Scrapbook Kit Club's week to sponsor the sketch over at
Join in to win one of SBKC's November kits before you can even buy it!
Head on over to Sketchy Thursdays and link up your interpretation of this sketch to be in the running to win a kit.
As a bonus, if you also link it up at You could win a RAK.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Upcoming fall crop

To see the full blog post, check out Leica's blog at

Here is part of her post(Can you tell I am super excited)
So this year's theme is Mexican Fiesta. So our decorations around the event will have a Mexican theme, perfect for photo ops, the food will of course be yummy! So you are welcome to decorate in this theme or any theme. Whatever you would like. You know I will give you a little warning, the game is on. There is some stiff competition to throw the domestic housewives off their winning streak... so are you and your gang gonna try??? I dare you. It's all fun and games. Of course there will be prizes! Don't ya love prizes? We have no seating arrangement, instead we are going to set up "groups of tables" according to size of groups people gave us. It seemed to work well last year.

Friday 6pm-midnight
Saturday 9am-midnight
Again we will open the doors right on time, you will be able to leave all stuff in the gym overnight under locked doors.

We have a huge goal that we have been working towards with the support of so many. We want EVERY child in the hospital at Christmas to receive a ready made scrapbook album. We are going to give them albums that are made with so much love & kindness. All they have to do is add their own photos & journaling. We are also going to throw in stickers and fun stuff as well. If you would love to help in this adventure, we are looking for 8x8 or 6x6 pages, or new/gently used 8x8 albums. They can be very generic or themed if you like. Any amount is welcome. We are looking for smiles all around.

Now down to the goodness...

will there be prizes??? of course!!!!! And this year since we are raising money for the children albums, we thought why not have a mini album theme??? Sounds like fun hey? So here's how it goes,

Mini Album Contest- share with us your favourite mini album, we will put them on display for people to peruse.We welcome any creativity, any style.

Layout contest- bring a colour photocopy of your favourite layout to share. We LOVE to see your work. It's fabulous and sooo inspiring.

Card Contest- we thought that we would make children's get well cards this time. They will be given to the recipients of our albums, and any extras will be given to the hospital to give the children as they see fit. (THESE CARDS WILL NOT BE RETURNED)

And once again we will have fun fun fun prizes to purchase raffle tickets for. We've been gathering some fun amazing things. And the best suggestion I was given is instead of having the huge prizes as last year, have more prizes for more chances to win. So of course we aim to please. With having the subtle theme of mini albums, I gathered as many unique albums as I could find and made awesome kits with the latest greatest releases. Can't wait to see your thoughts. And we have amazing sponsors as well this year. super cool!

This year we have a guest coming from Manitoba to do the Make n Takes. So let's welcome Trace Geworsky. And this fabulous girl has ideas. I am really excited for her to present.

There is more to come, sponsors to talk about,and a major fun thing. I will update when life here resumes to normal. But I just wanted to keep you guys in touch. From now on, I will have a link to this post so that I will just keep adding new stuff to this one. Then it makes it easy to find. sounds good?

This is probably the biggest crop that I will have ever attended.
Vicki Boutin & Leica are both teaching classes.
It's going to be a long road trip, but making it with 2 very awesome friends, will make the ride so much more fun!!!!
p.s. Let's just say that my make n take will involve stamps from my Stamp BOX...That's all I will say at this point:)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

SBKC October kit and a layout

Being a HUGE Halloween fan, I was thrilled to be able to work with the Scrapbook Kit Club October kit....It features Tattered Angels glimmer mist, lots of cardstock, Pink Paislee, Bo Bunny etc.
Hurry and grab yours today for only $27.50
Here is a sample of what I created using this kit

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New kit at Crazy Daisy

Im still anxiously awaiting the arrival of this yummy looking kit, but if you check out the blog You can see some of the fun projects the other design team members have already created using it.
To order your kit and/or the add on kit go to and go to the shop category to order it before they sell out.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Welcome to the my Stamp BOX blog hop

We're so happy that you joined in our blog hop introduction to our new myStamp BOX designers! If you should have happened upon my blog today, please start at the myStamp BOX blog for an amazing journey of fabulous cards and introductions to all of our new designers.

Here's our rotation for this blog hop just in case you missed some of our designer's blogs:
Trace (**You are here)
Gudrun (**Go here next)

You have a chance to win some wonderful mSB goodies just by commenting on each participating designer's blog and by collecting the letters on each designer's blog to spell a very special phrase. When you have collected all the letters and made all of your comments, please email your phrase answer, along with your full name and email address to Allison at with "mSB Blog Hop" in your subject line. You can send in your answer and information to win up until Sunday October 4th at 5pm EST
The letters that you are collecting from me are *****St
Good luck!

I would like to introduce you to one of the newest design team members for my Stamp Box.....
Her name is Ellen Sosnsoki, and here is a little bit about her....

Hi Everyone! I am Ellen Sosnsoki. I live in a small town in Northeast Pennsylvania called Paxinos with my family. I have two boys, a husband and two dogs with whom I share my days and nights. Besides scrapping and hanging out with my family & friends, I am utilizing my Master’s Degree and working PT as a mobile therapist for children with behavioral issues and a PT as an instructor at a local business college. I draw inspiration from color and texture and life around me. When I have a stressful day at work, I love to come home and create!
You can check out her blog at

Last challenge

So today brings my last challenge as the guest designer over at Scrap Tiffany.
To see what the challenge was for today, along with the Dt's fun samples, or information on being an upcoming guest designer, go check out the blog at

You dont want to miss this.....

Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday challenge......

Over at the Scrap Tiffany blog
For week 12, the challenge is BACK TO SCHOOL.
Here is the layout I made for it..I used a picture of ds on his first day of Grade one

Friday, September 18, 2009

New years 08-09

Using the September kit at I made a layout about the very low key New Years that I spent with ds. I loved the owl that was on the cute little card included in the kit, so I cut the owl out to use it on the layout. I stapled each wing(just for looks) and adhered to my page using a pop dot.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Another layout

Using the fab September kit from Hurry and grab yours is jam packed full of delicious products.

Monday challenge

Over at Scrap Tiffany was to use your scraps.
Go check out everyone's elses terrific layouts for this challenge

Friday, September 11, 2009

genius batman

I just finished working with the September kit from and it was pretty cool to work with..I especially LOVE the included mini album(I am not done this one yet as it will be a work in progress while ds is in Grade one) but I did complete 8 layouts.
This one is titled "genius batman" and my goal with this layout was to use up alot of the extra patterned paper scraps leftover from the kit, so I created a lot of layering.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


You have got to see the FANTASTIC new stamp sets out for sale at Hive of live

Wishing you sunshine

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Where do you live?

(I forgot to post this yesterday)
But my first challenge to work on for September as the GDT at Scrap Tiffany was to scrap about my home.
It's so easy to forget to document these small details, but what a great memory to pass down from generation to generation.
I used glimmer mist, my Stamp BOX stamps, and had a LOT of fun with this page.
To check out what the DT girls did with this challenge go to