Monday, December 6, 2010

Cards for the Troops

Many of you may have heard of Operation Write Home.  It is a program, where cardmakers send their handmade cards to deployed American troops so that they can write home to their families.  When I completed Scrapdango's ABC's of cards, I had a lot of cards, and was searching for something to do with them.  What I found was something similar called Cards for Canadian Soldiers.  It is a smaller site, founded by one generous person, to get cards out to the deployed Canadian troops.  It seems to be just starting up, so I was happy to contribute.

Here are some of the cards that I sent:

If you have an extra stash of cards, or love to make cards, then I encourage you to send them off to one of these organizations.  It is just something little we can do to give back.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Exciting News and Picture of the RAK!!

Ok...so I have been holding back this news, because I wanted to save it for today when I posted my challenge over at Scrapping the Moments.  For any of you that are followers of Cosmo Cricket's blog,  there was a contest recently to win a box of Julie's stuff.
 "Ok, enough of that, we haven't had a giveaway for a while. And, I'm in a cleaning out my house sort of mood. So, I am giving away to one lucky winner a huge box of everything in my office that I don't need anymore."
 .....And I won it.  The had a heck of a time getting ahold of me...somehow I missed the blog post announcing I won (you can follow this story on their blog)....but I just received it last night, and holy crap there is a lot.  So much that I need to give some of it away.  Some of the pages aren't full pages, and there are a few stickers missing on one of the sheets, but for the most part I chose full sheets out of the box.

So without further adieu, here is a picture of the RAK that one lucky person will be getting.
(I apologize for the bad lighting)

There is some Nutmeg in there, Earth Love, lots of The Boyfriend, a bit of Jacks World, Everafter, and a few random rubons and stickers thrown in.  (I may even add to it as I continue to sort through my box of goodies)

So just to remind you, here is what you have to do.  Go to Scrapping the Moments (sign up if you don't already belong) and complete my sketch challenge by December 15th.  Your layout needs to be posted in the Sketch Challenges folder in the gallery to be entered to win.  I will randomly draw a winner on Dec 16th.  Can't wait to see what you come up with :)

Sketch Challenge

Hey Ladies,

My second sketch challenge is up at Scrapping the Moments.  I had so much fun creating this sketch and layout.  I even broke out a needle and thread.

I would love for some new people to this site to come and check out my challenge.  And as an incentive I will be offering a RAK.  I will be posting a picture of it as soon as I get it organized.  But lemme just say there is going to be lots of Cosmo Cricket yumminess.

In order to be entered to win, you need to complete the challenge by Dec 15 and post it in the Sketch Challenges gallery.

Hope you have as much fun as I did :)

December 1st Sketch

My Example (Wonderfall)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Advent Calendar

Steve and I always get an advent calender, one of those cheap ones that has the chocolates in the plastic mold that you pop out.  This year I was looking up ideas for making my own advent calendar.  I had seen the KaiserCraft and Karen Foster premade ones that you decorate, and while I really liked that idea, they were a hard to find, and cost too much to ship.  In my search I found this great idea for an advent calendar using a mini muffin pan.  All you need is adhesive magnet sheets, patterned paper, numbers and whatever embellishments you want...oh and of course a mini muffin tin.  You put the chocolates or whatever you want into the muffin spots, and then cover it with a 2 1/4 inch magnet square.  I had made mine a few weeks ago, but just finished loading it up with chocolates today.  Hershey's kisses fit fairly well.

Here it is:
(I used the SnowDay collection from Crate Paper)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Guest Designer at Sketches in Thyme

I was very excited to find out that I have been chosen as a guest designer for Sketches in Thyme.  They are starting card sketches every Tuesday.  The first card sketch, and my take on it will be up on November 23.  Go check out the site, it is full of lots of inspiration :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My Challenge is up!

I am the sketch designer over at Scrapping the Moments and my sketch is up today.  Please come on over and check it out.  If you get it done before tomorrow night at 10 pm EST then you will get a draw in for the Grand Opening prizes.

My Sketch

And here is my example layout
Here is a link to the challenge.  Be sure to check out all the other great challenges going on there.  So much inspiration and talent!!

Also, look out for my next sketch on December 1st!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Grand Opening at Scrapping the Moments!

Hey Everyone,

It has finally come.  This weekend is the grand opening over at The Moments.  Go check out their blog and just by registering and leaving a comment you are entered to win a great prize - A kit from Lucky Girl Crafts.   There is also a grand opening challenge.  And all of the DT's challenges will be posted tomorrow! Please stop by and check mine out :)


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Scrapping the Moments

I am very excited to announce that I have been chosen to be part of the design team over at
Scrapping the Moments.  It is a new scrappy forum/blog that will have lots of challenges, and inspiration.  Please come check it out, and look for my challenge on the 14th.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Here's what I have been up to....

This weekend has been very busy at my house and I have also been very busy outside the house.  It started on Friday with Steve and his brother Drew ripping all the baseboards off and the carpets out in the living room and master bedroom (We are getting laminate...yay!!)  The rest of the weekend they spent laying the laminate, and luckily did not kill each other.  I was also lucky enough to be out of the house most of the weekend creating some scrappy goodness.

My friend Katie and I took 2 classes at the BC Crop for Kids.  The first one and my favorite, was called "Charming Favorites" mini album.  The instructor was Cari Locken, designer for Canadian Scrapbooker.  She was an amazing teacher, and we had so much fun.  Here are some pics of my finished project.

The papers are from "Paper Trunk" and the embellishments are from "Steam Trunk Craft Works"
Katie and I also spent some time with Steve's mom, making Christmas cards.  I pre-cut all the patterned paper, and we managed to make 15 cards each in about 2 hours.  We had so much fun, and luckily we were at Steve's parents house, so we managed to stay out of the chaos at my house.

Here are some of the cards that I made.  I just love the new Jovial line from Basic Grey!  Also, the SRM stickers, made it so quick and easy!!

The living room floor is almost done now, and there is a thin layer of sawdust on everything, but it is looking so good!! 


Unfortunately because of Strata, we are only allowed to work on it between 10am-5pm on the weekends, and 8am-5pm on the weekdays.  So nothing will be getting finished until next weekend.  Until then, I am going to close myself in our computer/scrapbook room, and work on my Scrapdango DT application, and Scrapdango's ABCs of Cards.



Monday, September 27, 2010


I have re-listed my Slice for cheaper now.
Please do go and check it out.

Ebay Listing

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Making Memories Slice

Hey Guys,

The budget is getting a little bit tight lately, so after much deliberation, I have decided to sell my Slice.  It is very lightly used, and I have 5 design cards to go with it.
So if you are interested in getting a Slice, please take a look.

Here is the listing
 Ebay Listing

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Layout

I haven't posted since my design team work at Scrapdango.  It has been pretty hot here, and so scrapbooking has gone out the window.  But last night I managed to get a page done.
It is for a challenge at BackPorchMemories as well as Page Maps

The picture is of Steve and me, from when I was in the hospital for the 2nd time, after getting my gallbladder out.  It is a little blurry, but for me it totally works, because thats how I felt....blurry from all the morphine and demerol.  And when I look at that picture it makes me happy, because it reminds me that when he wasn't sleeping or working, he was there by my side.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Scrapdango Kit Reveal, and LOAD

I have been having so much fun over at Scrapdango, being the GDT for this month.  Everyday the DT has been posting new inspiration for the LOAD contest.  My week just finished, so go check out my inspiration, and of course what the other ladies in the DT have posted.

It was also the reveal for the June Kits today.  The kit I worked with was the Sugar kit, with papers from Lily Bee.  Such awesome papers!!

Here are the layouts and cards I came up with for the kit:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

June GDT - Scrapdango Sugar kit teasers

So I have been authorized by Heather over at Scrapdango to give some sneak peaks of my layouts for the June Sugar kit reveal.  The full kit contents are posted on the site already....go check it out!  Look for my full reveal on the 15th, and go see what the rest of the DT did with the kits over on the site.

So without further ado ....here are the teasers:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June GDT at Scrapdango!

I am very excited to announce that I am the guest designer this month over at Scrapdango!  This month we are having a LOAD (layout a day) contest, with lots of inspiration, and weekly prizes.  Look out for the kit reveal, which will be on June 15.  I will be posting my layouts here as well.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What I've been up to

My scrapbooking was put on hold for a couple months during my move. Now that I have settled in, and have everything organized, I am back to scrapbooking, in full force!

Here's what I have been creating.

Yes...I am scrapbooking Christmas in May
This one is a scraplift of a layout by Elizabeth Kartchner. Her layout was featured in CK July 2009.

These next 4 are for the GDT challenge over at Scrapdango

Mother's Day Cards
And a card for the NSD crop over at Scrapdango

Can you tell I like kraft cardstock right now!


We bought a condo recently, and moved in last month. Finally everything is organized. I especially like that I have a place to put all of my scrapbook stuff. The spare room is officially the office, scraproom, storage area, man cave...lol.

Check out my lovely organized shelves!