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.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Love This

There is a new sketch over at Boys Rule and I used it to make this page which will be part of the calendar gift.
This is Ryan and Evan with my youngest, Cameron.

Cardstock: AC
PP, stickers: Carta Bella
Mist: Heidi Swapp
Ink: Memento
Die: Maggie Holmes
I will also submit this to the anything goes challenge at Clique Kits.

It's been too long!!

Oh my I do believe my blog has been gathering!! Life has been busy with the Christmas holidays and I seem to working quite a bit and then there is the extra time that I am trying to spend with aging parents.

A couple of weekends ago though I had one of my scrapbook retreats and I got a start on my Christmas calendar gifts for the next Christmas!!

Here is a layout of Ryan and Evan in their Christmas jammies that the elf left them on Christmas Eve.

PP, stickers: Heidi Swapp
Rhinestones: Recollections
unk: doily
I am playing along with a sketch challenge at Stuck?! and also linking up at Clique Kits anything goes challenge.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thiessen Gathering

Can I get a whoop whoop??? Yes another page done for my parents calendar!!

Every year we get together with my Mom's side of the family for Christmas. It used to be in December when I was young and then as the family grew it started being held in November and then this year it ended up being October!!!
Before you know it we will have Christmas in July!!! Lol!!

I again used a sketch to get me started and it was from DCWV for their stackaholic challenge.
I will also enter this into the challenge at Clique Kits.

PP: DCWV gilded paper, Crate
Ink: Versafine

100% Sweet

Another page done for Mom and Dad's calendar! Yippee!!!

I used a photo of my daughter and son-in-law for this one and also used a sketch from Stuck?! Sketches to give me a kick start.
I am also playing along with the challenge at Clique Kits.

PP: Authentique, B.G.
Mist: Heidi Swapp
Stamp: Elles Studio
Doily: Recollections
Other: Tag, Sequins
Here is a closeup of the sequins and mist splatter. I think it adds so much to a layout.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Boy oh boy life has been busy and I'm starting to freak out that Christmas is around the corner and I AM NOT READY!!!!

Still not done my Christmas gift calendars but I got another layout done for my parents calendar today. It's a layout of my nephew Matthew and his fiancé Ashley.

PP, chipboard & ephemera: Maggie Holmes
Washi & doily: unk
Once again I kept it simple and pretty one dimensional since it's going on a calendar.
I used the November sketch at Scrapbook Circle and will also be joining the challenge at Clique Kits.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Seize The Birthday

It's time for another challenge at Seize the Birthday. There is a topping option this week and it is "leaves".

I pulled out a new to me stencil and my distress inks and got busy.

Cardstock: SU
Pearls: Doodlebug
Mist: Heidi Swapp
Embossing powder: Hero Arts
Die: Wplus9
Stencil:Studio 490
Stamp: Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Ink: Ranger
Other: Versamark
I hope you find time to play along and go have a look to see what the other girls have created at Seize the Birthday.

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Well it is time for another challenge at Seize the Birthday. This time the optional topping is monochromatic orange.
 Now orange is NOT a colour I gravitate to for my cards unless it's for fall or Halloween but I think my card turned out pretty!

Cardstock: SU
Ink: Versafine
Stamp and die: Wplus9
Enamel dot:MME
Twine, button: unk
Can't wait to see what you come up with. Hope you play along with us!

Monday, October 27, 2014


Playing along in a few challenges.
1) Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe challenge. I picked: Die cut, orange and 4+ PP

2) Kelly's Word challenge I used the word Halloween

3) the sketch challenge at Paper Secrets. The items I used to spell the word TRICK are:
T: twine
R: rubons
I: ink
C: cardstock
K: Kaisercraft rhinestones

4) Also playing along with an online crop at Scrapbook Nerd

This layout is another one for the calendar!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Meant to be Friends

Another layout done for the calendar! Yay!!

To create this page I used the October sketch at Fancy Pants Design and the October challenge at Clique Kits which Fancy Pants is sponsoring. Yay!!

I am also playing along in an online crop at Scrapbook Nerds and this layout is for one of the challenges.

Cardstock: AC
PP: Fancy Pants "Merry Little Christmas"
Stickers: Studio Calico
Ink: Memento
Enamel dots: MME
Can you believe that this paper is from a Christmas collection?? Goes to show you that you have to check out the B sides!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

First Day of School

I had a few adorable photos of Ryan and Evan on the first day back to school in September and they lent themselves so well for the sketch at Creative Scrappers.

I will also link this up to the stitching challenge at Scrapbook Nerd. I love machine stitching on my pages!

Once again this is a layout for the calendar.

PP: Basic Grey, A.C.
Chipboard: Pink Fresh, Simple Stories
Floss: WeRMK
Wood Veneer: unk
Bingo cards: Jenni Bowlin
Other: machine stitching

Friday, October 24, 2014

Canada Day

I was really drawn to the Oct. 1st sketch at Stuck!?  I decided to use it for this photo of Ryan and Evan on Canada Day.

The Carta Bella papers from "Boy Oh Boy" were perfect for this!

PP: Carta Bella
Crystals: Prima
Flair: Paper Bakery
Ink: Memento
Punch: Fiskars
Enamel Dots: MME
Other: Cameo

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Got washi?

I know that we all have washi tape. Come on admit it!! Yes I have lots and forget to use it so the latest topping option at Seize the Birthday was a perfect reminder to play with it.

I made my rosette by adding red polka dot washi to a strip of white cardstock.

Cardstock: A.C., Wplus9
PP: Teresa Collins
Washi: Queen & Co.
Stamp: Wplus9
Die: MFT
Ink: Versafine
Punch: EK
Other: button, crochet twine, score board
I got the fabulous 6x6 Teresa Collins "Something Wonderful" paper pad from The Paper Trail.
So come on and pull out your stash of washi and play along with us at Seize The Birthday! Can't wait to see how you use your washi.
Oh I forgot to mention that I used the sketch at Mojo Monday!

Hello Summer

Unfortunately summer is done here but I can scrap about it right?!

To scrap this photo of Ryan and Evan to include in the calendar I am making I used a current sketch from Boys Rule.
Such a fun sketch. I used some product from Simple Stories and scraps of other papers. Love when I can use bits and pieces!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Working on my calendar layouts...yes!

I used a sketch from StuckOnUSketches to make a layout of silly Ryan and Evan with Tom. Yes they have bags on their heads...hahaha!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

No toppings!!!

No topping this week at Seize the Birthday. As long as your card is a birthday card you are good to go!

 Here is what I made for the challenge:

I can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bridal Show album

I have never gotten into the Project Life craze. I think mainly because I don't have small children at home to have those day to day photos.

My son-in-law is the manager at a golf club and they set up a booth at bridal shows and the staff asked me to make an album to display the clubhouse photos in.

I felt the project life style would suit this best. I thought I would share some of these pages here. It was different making this because there isn't any journaling. So here is my first attempt at!!

I'll share the rest of the pages another day.