Monday, June 29, 2009

Crazy Daisy mini album

My favourite thing about the Crazy Daisy kits is that they have a mini album in each kit.
In the June kit they featured this felt mini album that is exclusive to them. The colours and design on the front inspired me to use a lot of paint and faux stitching on the inside pages.
I used this mini album to be about my family and what I like about them.
For more inspiration or to purchase a June kit, go to...

Friday, June 26, 2009

DT contest for Scrapbook Kit Club

Design Team Contest!
Monday, June 29th will be the kick off to an awesome contest here at SBKC!The prize: A design team position with SBKC! Yes, you read that right. We need to add 1 more person to our kick awesome design team who will be chosen at the end of the contest.Here are the *official rules* for our Design Team Contest!1. The contest is open to all US residents.2. There will be a series of challenges, contests, games, photo challenges, etc., posted.3. Everything with the exception of the games and some smaller challenges will be posted on Monday of each week starting June 29th, and ending July 31st, 2009.4. A winner will be picked on August 1st, by myself and the current design team based on the number of points earned throughout the challenge.5. Each challenge, game, contest, etc. will have a time frame (most scrapping challenges will run the length of a week) in which they have to be completed to receive full points.6. For the scrapping (or more lengthy challenges), you will be given the opportunity to submit your challenges AFTER the due date, but you will receive less points.7. There will be a section on the message board where you will need to sign up if you wish to participate. You can sign up at any time during the contest. This sign up section should be the only place to post your links to the scrapping challenges in order to receive your points.8. We have a Flickr group were all pictures need to be uploaded, also All challenge creations MUST be linked in the message board. If this is new to you, please don't worry.........we will have lots of people on hand to help you load up images on the group and link them to the reserved space (this can be somewhat overwhelming if you are new to the world of scrapbooking boards and galleries---but rest assured, we'll help you through it!)9. Each challenge, depending on its complexity, will have a number of points awarded to it and each person that completes the challenge will receive the said points as long as they link their creation to their space.10. Each game etc. will have points awarded as per the post details (different points for different games).11. You can keep track of all the challenges/games etc. through the master LIST OF CHALLENGES posted under the Design Team Contest section.12. In addition to taking part in the challenges, games, contests etc., you will gain extra points for forum posts you make (five posts = 1 point).13. For each online order you place over $20.00 between June 29th and July 31st, 2009 (before shipping) you will receive 10 points.14. There will be random challenges, hot topics, games etc. where you can earn extra points. These will be posted throughout the contest duration with little or no warning, so be prepared for some random fun!15. In addition, we will host 1 extreme weekend crop in June for extra chances to earn more points into the contest.Good Luck everyone!

For anyone local to Altona, MB

Rhubarb Roots is having a HUGE inventory sale for this next week.
50% off everything for members
40% off everything for non members

The best part is there are no restrictions, so yesterday I picked up a Prima canvas album for $9, among many other things.
Their hours for next week are:
Tuesday 10-5
Thursday 6-9
Friday 6-9

July kits are up

Check out the July kits now on sale at Scrapbook Kit Club!!
The july main kit is $24 and feature Cosmo Cricket early bird, Jenni Bowlin, Scribble Scrabble and london Tierney buttons.
I just finished working with this kit on Monday, and trust me!! It is super fun to work with. The July mini kit is going for $12 and features a Mini album, and lots of yummy Jenni Bowlin products!
If you like vintage and/or mini albums, this would be a perfect kit for you.
Head over to to scoop yours up before they sell out.

The cutest buttons ever

You will have seen me talking about London Tierney last week after winning her very creative canvas on her blog, BUT she is also the featured etsy artist for the month of July over at I got to play with some of her buttons in one of the kits, and I absolutely adore her art!!! The buttons are so funky and trendy...London is definetly another one of my scrap crushes.
My goal is to make her Dt sometime in the future, so I have more "excuses" to play with her creations...he ehee

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Last week I participated in a blog hop for Shimmerz and their 1st birthday celebration, and one of my scrap "crushes" Jeni Boisvert who happens to be a DT member for them posted an additonal RAK on her blog.
I found out today I won me some delicious Shimmerz products!!! Woohoo!!! I think I could have a lot of fun if I pair it up with my Stamp BOX stamps..Together, I could do some damage:)
Thanks Jeni!!!! and If you want to check out her blog, and trust me you will want to! Her style is incredible.
Her blog is

a few more 'my Stamp BOX' creations

I feel so lucky to be able to play with my Stamp BOX stamps every month. Not only is Bettina organized and super easy to work with, my fellow dt'ers rock and provide me with inspiration daily, but the stamps are just SOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!! "Happy birthday" I used the 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' set for the flowers and title.
For the flowers, i stamped them on cardstock, trimmed the images out and adhered to the card.
"happy 4th birthday" I worked with the 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' set, and adhered 4 stamped birthday cakes to 4 of the patterned paper squares.

"hello to you"
I sed the COLORFUL COMPANIONS set so that I could use pretty much the same design as the happy 4th birthday card, but rather then cakes, I stamped butterflies to make this card ready for any occasion.

"sending all my love"
I worked with 2 stamp sets OVAL OFFICE & SHE SAYS-HE SAYS
Those are 2 stamps sets that I find myself using over and over...I really dont think I will tire of either..EVER:)

"killer dog"
I used 2 different alpha stamps 'SPLASH ME A LITTLE!' & 'LETTERBOXES'
If you have never worked with my Stamp BOX stamps, go pick some up. It is a great little Canadian company..the prices are very very affordable, they are good quality stamps, and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

some recent cards

"Thanks for everything" is the card that I made for my Dad for Fathers Day.
I went with a thanks theme rather then a Fathers day theme because I wanted to thank him for everything he has done that makes him such an amazing father.
"love" I adhered buttons into the shape of a heart, and from there added my title over the buttons.

"Happy Valentines day"
I submitted this to a magazine but had no luck with it, so thought I could show it on here now.
I held a lighter next to old crayon pieces over the acrylic owl(Clear Scraps) to get the pink and purple design on the owl.

a few more recent creations

"dream" I made the flower by cutting circles out of scrap tissue paper, and adhering them together with a brad. From there I sprayed it with Maya Mist & fluffed out the sides for added dimension.
I also tore the layers apart on the dream napkin, and mod podged one layer to the cardstock, so that you could see the old sheet music I had adhered underneath the napkin.
I have had this frame laying around the house for a year or two, and deiced it was time to finally put some pictures in, and alter it to suit our house/family.

"smile" I added a lot of hand cut elements to the layout.

I dry brushed some green paint onto the black cardstock, and then adhered the transparency over the paint, so it would be more noticeable on the layout.

latest projects

Here are a few of my latest layouts that I created for me(not for DT assignments): "dance like there's no tomorrow"
This was my first time working with the Heidi Swapp invisibles and WOW!! It is so cool!!! Using circular motions I blended in 2 different colours of Tim Holtz distress ink, working my way from the outside of the page, into the center of it.
"lucky" I used a piece of the invisibles paper from Heidi Swapp(which I am now very addicted to) and added 2 different colours of Tim Holtz distress inks. I topped it off with a few strips of patterned paper and fabric.
I made the flowers from small circles I punched out from an old dictionary.
"cupcake delight" I worked with a 6x8 picture, and because I used a busy background paper, and busy patterned papers, I kept the design rather simple.

"colours" I made the flowers using random ribbon strips, and a rainbow using my stask of buttons.

"be you"
My inspiration piece for this layout was a magnet from the VERY talented artist(who happens to be from Winnipeg) Kal Barteski.
I took pictures of myself, my son and dh that Si drew and put them in the order that we are standing in the picture.

Gift certificate

One of the local photographers is holding a baby contest next month, so with running a daycare from home I decided to donate a free day of childcare to the winner.
I wanted to make the certificate in a way that would reflect my style, so I made the card out of a paper bag, and the actual gift certificate on a tag that I could tuck into the pocket of the bag.
I used stamps from FUNKY FLOWERS, to create the fun design on the cover of the card.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

GDT Toot

Check out the blog post here
I will be the Guest designer for September over there.
She had 65 applications, so I truly feel honoured to represent the company for September.

Monday, June 22, 2009

big news for Crazy Daisy

They have got a huge guest designer for July.....Donna Downey
I seriously can NOT wait to see what she will create with the upcoming kit.
Speaking of kits......Here is a sneak peek of the July kit...Doesnt it look fab???

Friday, June 19, 2009

a peak

Of what I am working on right now with the upcoming July kit from
Lots of Cosmo Cricket & Jenni Bowlin yumminess:) Stay tuned for more projects

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


My friend Tessah, just let me know that I won this awesome canvas on London Tierney's blog
It will look perfect in Si' bedroom.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Crazy Daisy kits

This is my latest layout that has been featured on the Crazy Daisy blog, using their fab June kit.
If you like challenges, go check out their blog to see their latest:)

Friday, June 12, 2009


I just found out that I won a lil buddy giveaway on the Pebbles Inc blog!!!!
This has definetly made my day!!
I love Pebbles Inc, and next to making their design team(which Im not holding my breath on) this is the next best thing.

"playtime" kit

Here is one of my layouts using the 'playtime' kit from Scrapbook Kit Club(one of the June kits)
Notice the fun CC stamps that are included with this kit?
To pick up a kit, head over to

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

my Stamp BOX

On Monday it was my turn to post on the blog and I discussed stamping on a transparency.
Basically, if you buy a plain transparency from an office supply store, some ink and stamps you can create your own unique version of Hambly transparencies..for alot less of the cost.
To see more of my blog entry(and a card I made) go check out the blog!!
p.s. Fellow dt'er Tracey just posted a very creative way to make a card out of an acrylic album.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Card up at Crazy Daisy kits

My card using the Crazy daisy June kit was posted on their blog
Have you checked out their blog lately? Lots of inspiration coming from all of the talented ladies there, and a challenge was posted too!
I made this card using scraps leftover from the June kit(after 5 layouts, and a mini album) to still have scraps left is you an idea of how huge the kit was)

Friday, June 5, 2009

a layout for the weekend

Because I probably wont be updating my blog over the weekend, I thought I should leave you with a new layout I created using the June kit at
I used Maya mist to spray onto the cardstock before adding the paper and picture.
I wanted to have a lot of white space on the layout, so I kept the majority of the design on the center of the page, while adding a little something extra:) to the top right hand side.
This layout along with one of Grace Tolman's was featured on the blog today..go check it out..
Hurry before these kits sell out!!
Next week, I will show you what I did using the AWESOME felt mini album that comes with the June kit

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Prim & Proper kit

I am going to showcase one of my layouts every week in June, using either the "prim & proper" kit or the "playtime" kit from
If you would like to check out my other projects using these kits check out their blog at
I did a lot of layering, tearing, inking and distressing with the patterned paper for this layout, as well as faux hand stitching, and ribbon bunching.
There are only a few of the June kits left, so go grab yours today!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

New release and RAK

Bettina over at just released this new stamp set this morning, called "trees for all seasons"
Seriously, how awesome is that set? I am dying to get my hands on it.
If you would like a chance to win this set, head over to the my Stamp BOX blog at and leave a comment.