Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November Clique Kits Pep Rally

Hi there and welcome!  I am joining some of the DT and members of Clique Kits to share some projects that we have created using the November kit Tapestry.
There is a challenge every month and for November it is: Anything Goes. Yay!!

I really, really love this collection by We R Memory Keepers. The colours are so rich and gorgeous!

This layout will go into the calendar that I give my Mom for Christmas so it can't be too dimensional but all I needed to add for extra texture was some of the beautiful ephemera and one of the free cut files that you receive when you are a Clique kit subscriber.

Here is the lineup for the hop. I hope you are inspired and please comment for a chance to win one of these gorgeous kits!
Clique Kits
Kim Allen
Janet Zeppa
Leeann Pearce
Melissa Vining
Charity Feit
Hannah Lemieux
Emma Pescott
Tarrah Mclean
Wendy Antenucci

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge #18

Can you believe that it's time for another challenge at Sparkle and Shine Challenge?

Here is my project for our latest challenge. I created a layout that will find its place in a calendar gift.

PP, Stickers: Echo Park (Jack & Jill)
Sequins: PPP (Aquamarine, Metallic Gold)
Ink: Memento
Punch: EK
Stickers: Pink Fresh
Our photo inspiration this week caught my attention with the Fall colours.
I hope you can play along and possibly win a gift card from Winnie & Walter since they are the sponsor this week!
I'll leave you with a couple of close-up shots.



Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge #17

It's time for the next challenge at Sparkle and Shine Challenge and I'm so glad that my wrist is almost back to normal and that I'm able to craft again!

For this latest challenge which I so hope you can play along with is to create a project using this photo as inspiration.

This challenge is sponsored by the awesome Pretty Pink Posh.  Who wouldn't love to win this prize?

I was inspired by the gorgeous teal colour which is a favourite of mine and the flowers. I finally opened up my Painted Flowers stamp set by Altenew and created the following card.
Cardstock: MME
Sequins: PPP (Aquamarine, Sparkling Clear)
Ink: SSS, VersaColor
Stamps: Altenew, Wplus9
Dies: Mama Elephant
Wink of Stella

Thursday, October 29, 2015


This was such a wonderful day!!! Meeting my grandson for the first time!! May I say instant love? Oh yes!

I used the fabulous Chickaniddy 365 collection and this awesome cut file from The Cut Shoppe to create my layout and also played along with a challenge at Challenge YOUrself.

PP: Chickaniddy
Die cut: The Cut Shoppe
Enamel dots: MME
Stickers: A.C., Pebbles

Here's Luca at You Kid

Played along with the sketch challenge at The Memory Nest and got another calendar page done.

Love these adorable photos of my Grandson Luca and my youngest son Cameron looking eye to eye. You'd think they had planned to wear the same colour outfits. Too funny! Thanks to my friend Leesa for the title!

PP: Carta Bella
Stickers: Heidi Swapp
Chipboard: Crate
Punch: EK
Unk: cardstock, flair

Monday, October 26, 2015


I loved the sketch at Paper Camellia so just had to play along. I also played along with the challenge at Scrap Our Stash to use 2 different types of washi tape. I used a pink and white stripe by Teresa Collins and on top of it I layered some Little B washi.

I created a layout using a photo of my niece meeting my Grandson for the first time!!

I used some beautiful papers from the Chickaniddy 365 collection.

PP: Chickaniddy
Enamel dots: MME
Stickers:Heidi Swapp, A.C.
Tag: Recollections
Unk: doily, washi

Puppy Love

I played along with Sketch #134 at Let's Capture our Memories.

I was able to create another layout to add one of the calendars that I am making for Christmas. The photo is of my Grandson Luca and my Grandfurbaby Gabby...hee hee!!

PP & stickers: Carta Bella (Baby Mine)
Wood piece: Pink Fresh
Stickers: A.C.

A Whirlwhind!!

The last few months have been a whirlwind for sure and that's why I have been ignoring my blog.

It started with my Father's passing at the end of May. My heart was broken...we were so very close.

He was my Mother's main caregiver since her strokes so now there was no way she could live by herself. She has since moved in with my sister and I think has adjusted very well.
The month of June was spent cleaning out their retirement home. So hard to get rid of many of their belongings and yet again my Mother handled it like a champ!

A couple weeks later I broke my arm and was in a long arm cast for 4 weeks and then a cast to my elbow for 3 weeks. UGH!!! What a way to ruin a summer!!!

And then finally some good news...great news....a MIRACLE!!

My daughter and son-in-law have endured many years of heartache and have spent boat loads of money trying to have a baby and on August 14th they received the wonderful news that they were able to adopt a beautiful healthy 4 week old baby boy!!  We are all so very blessed!!!

So of course quickly preparations had to be made for him to come home and I just had to throw together a fabulous baby shower for them.

Please meet my sweet little Grandson Luca!!

Guess who has lots of photos to scrap now!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Clique Kits - October Pep Rally

Well it is time for another Pep Rally at Clique Kits. Good morning everyone! Yes I know that I have been MIA for awhile. These last few months have been a whirlwind but I will get into that in a different blog post.

I just had to join in with the Pep Rally this month now that I am able and had the time. They are so much fun and it's inspiring to see what everyone else has created with their kits!
You should have arrived here from Evi's fabulous blog.

October's kit was called "Funfetti" and yes it is totally fun!

Here is my layout using an adorable PinkFresh Studio paper as my base. It made it so quick and easy to create a layout.

I made feathers from the gorgeous Crate Paper Vellum and embellished with the wood veneer and some flair from my stash.
Isn't this alpha from PinkFresh amazing??
The gold confetti sequins are so perfect. Love them! I added some Pebbles felt clouds from my stash too.
Here is the whole line up for the hop. I know you will enjoy all the fabulous inspiration!
Melissa Goble
*Design Team Members on Kit Duty


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Something broken here!

Yes and that something would be me!! Unfortunately I had a fall golfing in the pouring rain. Who knew that golf is a dangerous sport!!
I will keep this short because it's tedious typing with my left hand but I wanted to let you all know why my blog has been crafting for this girl til the end of the month I think.
I picked a pretty colour for my cast though don't you agree?
Take care and I'll be back soon!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge #10

The second challenge this month at Sparkle and Shine Challenge is to use our sketch to create your project. I will let you go to the blog to see the sketch and all the amazing projects from the DT.

Winnie & Walter is our wonderful sponsor for this challenge.

I created a layout for you.

I used an awesome hearts in a circle cut file from The Cut Shoppe to create my background


Cardstock: A.C.
Mist: Heidi Swapp
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh - Pink Peonies & Sparkling Clear
Enamel Dots: MME
Cut File: The Cut Shoppe
Miscellaneous: May Clique Kit
Other: Machine Stitching
I will be submitting this layout into the July Cut It Out Challenge at The Cut Shoppe
I am also entering this into Scrap Our Stash Challenge #28.
                                                                 P - Pink Sequins
                                                                 H - Hashtag
                                                                 O - Orange Sticker
                                                                 T - Thickers
                                                                 O - One Photo
                                                                 S - Stitching (Machine)
I am also entering my layout into the Clique Kits Anything Goes challenge. You can find the details here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge #9

Todays Sparkle and Shine Challenge is sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh! This time we have a photo to inspire you with. Here it is:

I was inspired by the colours and created a layout. Apparently my grandnephew Ryan wouldn't give me a decent smile a few years ago. I just got this cheesey!
I was happy to use up some old Teresa Collins product on this layout. My sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh...of course!!! I used the Sparking Clear and the Sweetheart Mix.
Here are a couple of close-ups.

Cardstock: A.C.
Mist: Heidi Swapp
Thickers: A.C.
Brads, PP, stickers, die cuts: Teresa Collins
Dies: WPlus9
Sequins: PPP
I used a fabulous sketch from ScrapMuch?
I can't wait to see how this photo inspires you!


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Emotional Day

I haven't posted on my blog in quite awhile and that's because 3 weeks ago my Dad passed away.

I miss him so very much and of course especially today on Father's Day. We were so very close. I spoke to him and my Mom everyday and saw him almost every other day.

I couldn't have asked for a better Dad. So kind, fair, generous and loving! He was called home to be with his Lord and Saviour on May 30th.

Not only have I and my brother and sister been busy with the funeral and all that comes with the passing of a parent but because my Mother can not be by herself due to 3 strokes we have had to clean out their retirement apartment. So MUCH work but by the end of the month it will be done.

So today is rough one but life goes on and we celebrate Dad's life!

What a blessing my hobby of scrapbooking has been in documenting so many happy family times together. My scrapbooks were displayed at the funeral home and I could tell that family and friends alike enjoyed paging through them and seeing Dad in many of my layouts!

To my Dad....I love you and miss you every day!!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Palm Love

This past week I pulled out my May kit from Clique Kits and made another layout using the kit and also the sketch from Boys Rule.

The die cut that came with the kit was so fabulous so I definitely had to use it! I backed all of the spoked circles with patterned paper from the kit which is from Amy Tan's "Rise and Shine" collection.

I really love Palm trees and this variety I just found so cool!!

Other than the thickers and the enamel dots everything was from my Clique kit.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Clique Kits - May Pep Rally

Welcome to Clique Kits May Pep Rally!! You should have arrived her from Sarah's blog but if not you might want to start right from the beginning at the Clique Kits blog so you don't miss a thing!!
Last month was Clique Kit's 1st birthday and they are still!!  I am a very new member with this month's kit...Carnival.....being my very first kit!! Let me tell you I am VERY impressed with everything!!  The patterned paper is beautiful, there is a wonderful selection of embellishments and there are even printables and cut files.
I've barely had time to dip into the kit but I was able to get this layout done to share with you today.
Clique Kit: Carnival
Enamel dots: MME
Mist: Heidi Swapp
Ink: Memento
Punch: Fiskars
Alphas: A.C.
Cut File : 17 Turtles
I sure hope you are able to hop along with us today. One lucky commenter will win one of these gorgeous kits.
If you have some time you should also play along with Clique Kits "anything goes" challenge right here.
Your next stop on the hop is Kim's blog. Here is the whole blog hop lineup for you. Have fun!!
I am also entering my layout into the May sketch challenge at Stuck?! and also into the May challenge at Scrap Our Stash. My items are: E- enamel dots, M- mist, B- blue cardstock, O- Orange pp, S- stickers, S- staples

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge # 6

Today there is a new challenge up at Sparkle and Shine Challenge and we are using the following photo as our inspiration.

The lucky winner will be getting a prize from Winnie and Walter!!

I created another layout for you this week and was inspired by the rose in the photo so I chose to use a floral die cut from The Cut Shoppe and I also noticed that there were soooooo many sequins in the vase so I put lots on my layout too!
I took a photo of this lovely Hibiscus while I was in Florida this winter and just had to use it on a layout.
I got my paints out and water coloured the floral die cut.

Cardstock: A.C.
Mist: Heidi Swapp
Sequins: PPP (Pink Peonie, Sparkling Clear, Pink Blush)
Other: gold washi
I can't wait to see what you create!!
I will be entering my layout in the May cut it out challenge at The Cut Shoppe.
I am also entering it in the Clique Kits May Challenge.


Friday, May 1, 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge FIVE

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkle and Shine and this time it's a photo inspired challenge. The challenge is sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate. How cool is that!!!

I was inspired by the polka dots so I created some on the background of my layout with a stamp using second generation stamping and I was also inspired by the tulips so I used some gorgeous patterned paper by We R Memory Keepers that has tulips on it.
PP & Stickers: WRMK (love notes)
Stamps:Elle's Studio,HA
Punch: EK
Mist: Heidi Swapp
Cardstock: AC
Other: flair, wood veneer, thread, Cameo, cutshoppe die
I sure hope you head over to the Sparkle and Shine Challenge Blog and find all the inspiration there and play along with us!!
I am also entering my layout in the May Challenge at Clique Kits.

Thursday, April 30, 2015


This is a layout that I created using a photo of my grandnephew Evan who being of the Mormon faith is baptized at the age of 8.

I used sketch #103 from the My Scraps and More  sketch blog.

PP: Authentique, A.C.
Vellum: Crate
Mist: Heidi Swapp
Enamel dots: MME
Die: Wplus9
Stickers: Jillibean Soup
Other: flair
I am also linking this up to the Clique Kits anything goes challenge.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Good friends

While I was away on a scrap weekend I had a chance to make a layout for the April 1st sketch challenge at Stuck?! Sketches.

I used this photo of my niece and 2 of her good friends.

PP: Maggie Holmes, Crate
Enamel dots: MME
Mist: Heidi swap
Other:washi, Cameo
I am also linking this up to Clique Kits anything goes challenge.

Life is Good

I played along with the 3 different challenges put on by the Scrappy Friends.
I used Rochelle's tic tac toe challenge by using mist, Spring Colours and tickets.

I used Brenda's sketch challenge. It's a very cool design.

I also used Kelly's word challenge. The word I chose is "life".

Here is my layout combining the 3 challenges. The photo is of my youngest son Cameron.

PP: Carta Bella
Mist: Heidi Swapp
Enamel dots: MME
Chipboard: A.C.
Other: washi, Cameo, thread
I am also adding this to the Clique Kits monthly challenge.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge #4

Yes I am alive and well. So sorry for being away from my blog for so long. I had to step away from DT duties for a bit to be able to spend more time with my parents. My Mother has had 3 strokes in the last 15 months or so and we are adjusting to a new way of life for all of us.

I was so excited when I was asked to be a part of the design team for the Sparkle and Shine challenge blog but I was away on vacation for 2 months when it all began so I had to watch from afar until I got home. Then I get home and had technical issues with my laptop. Well a few hours later on the phone with Toshiba and I am good to go!!

The challenge this week starts with the sketch below. Use it to spark your creativity.

You will have until Saturday April 25th to enter and have a chance to win a $25 gift card from Winnie and Walter. Very awesome!!
Here is the card that I made for the challenge.

I used an adorable stamp set from Wplus9 that unfortunately is no longer available and my new to me Mama Elephant dies, some Crate paper and of course some Pretty Pink Posh sequins from the Sweetheart Mix.
Can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Well Hello!

I am having some technical issues with my blog at the moment but I wanted to at least ask you to go check out my exciting news right here.

As soon as I get things sorted out I will have a decent blog post for you.

Sunday, January 25, 2015


I used the sketch at GrandDiva's Creative Corner to get another layout done that will go into my  niece's calendar Christmas gift.

Ryan and Evan acting like the silly little boys they are! Love how Ryan crossed his!!

I was also able to incorporate the tic tac toe challenge at Rochelle's blog. I picked the vertical row on the right. I used a gold paperclip, 3+ pp and the "date" is a die cut.

PP, stickers: Teresa Collins
Enamel dots: Recollections

I am also entering this into the Clique Kits anything goes challenge.