Monday, December 31, 2012

Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden is the name of the Pink Paislee collection that I used to make the following card and tag.
Such a soft and pretty vintage type collection.

I enjoyed using the Prima Resist canvas pieces. The resist showed up after the pieces were misted.

I hope everyone of you is having a wonderful New Years Eve!!

Sunday, December 30, 2012


Did you ever use that expression? Haha...not me either...we are too young for that..right?

Here is the tag I promised you using Echo Parks Happy Days Collection. I added some ribbon from My Minds Eye to the bottom.

I think it would be great to use it on a birthday gift!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy Days

I made this layout back in July using the Happy Days collection from Echo Park.
It has such a fun retro feel to it.

I thought it was perfect to get some photos scrapped that were taken in 1986 at my son Cameron's and my nephews Matthew's birthday party. They are born one year and one day apart!

The kids are so little and cute!
Here are a couple of closeups.

Tomorrow I will share a tag using this collection.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Halloween in December?

I know I know.......Halloween was over long ago but I just realized that I never posted these projects that I created for Scrapbook Memories & More and actually they were just posted on their blog a couple of weeks ago so I guess I'm not doing too badly...hahaha!

I was given some Imaginisce goodies from their Monster Mash collection to play with and here is what I came up with.

Other supplies:
A.C. cardstock
Doodlebug Pearls
M.S. punch
unk twine
Here is a closeup.


I also made this card:

Here is a tag too. I enjoyed using the MME wood die cut on it. It's very shimmery sprayed with some Maya Road mist. I also used some pp by Best Creation.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Calendars

Did you have a good Christmas? Ours was really nice. It was super that everyone was healthy!

The only negative was that it was the first Christmas that my oldest son Jonathan was not here. He is  now out in Alberta working on the oil rigs. He is coming home in a week though so we will have a second Christmas when he is here.

Every Christmas I make my parents and also my niece calendars where I scrapbook all the pages. I thought I would show you some of the layouts.

I do have to alter my "style" a bit and cut back on the dimension on the pages so there isn't as much bulk so they are easier to hang and also easier to write appointments on.

The first layout is for my parents calendar is of my nephew Brandon.
I was inspired by Pamela's Sketch and here is my take on it.

I used Authentique Loyal Collection to make my page.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Wish List

On this Christmas Eve I will leave you with another layout for Cord Scrapbook Studio using the Winter Tortellini & Spinach Soup by Jillibean.

Here are my 2 grandnephews giving Santa their wish lists!

Supplies Used: Winter Tortellini & Spinach Soup Paper: Fresh Baby Spinach, Frozen Peas,
Stewed Tomatoes, Cheese Tortellini, Garlic Flakes, Fresh Basil,
Bite Size Bits
Winter Tortellini & Spinach Pea Pod Parts (Die-Cuts)
Winter Tortellini & Spinach Cardstock Stickers
Jillibean Soup Baker's Twine
Memento Ink
Copic Markers
Silhouette Cameo
Other: Punches, Brads, Stamps, Sewing Machine

 I used a cute little snowman stamp from Your Next Stamp to help create this little cluster. I love their stamps!!
Couple more closeups for you.
I hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas tomorrow! Stay safe and healthy!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holiday Memories

I'm back today with another project using the fabulous Winter Tortellini & Spinach Soup by Jillibean Soup. That's quite the mouthful...haha!

This photo was taken when my grandnephews went to chop down a real tree for Christmas last year. I had fun making those strips of chevron with the different patterned papers.

Supplies Used: Winter Tortellini & Spinach Paper: Garlic Flakes, Fresh Basil, Frozen Peas
Bite Size Bits
Winter Tortellini & Spinach Pea Pod Parts (Die-Cuts)
Winter Tortellini & Spinach Soup Labels Stickers
Jillibean Soup Staples II Paper
Jillibean Soup Hexies Stickers
Jillibean Soup Sugar Picks
Silhouette Cameo
Here is a closeup of the title cut out with my Cameo.


Another closeup of the cluster of embellishments.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Card

Hi everyone! Are you ready for the big day? Other than some cooking that I can't do yet...I am done!

Way back in August I got to create with the Winter Tortellini & Spinach Soup by Jillibean Soup for Cord Scrapbook Studio and I have to tell that I definitely have a new love!

Here is a card that I made with this collection. It went out to someone special in my life.

Supplies Used: Winter Tortellini & Spinach Soup Paper: Fresh Basil, Fresh Baby Spinach
Winter Tortellini & Spinach Soup Pea Pod Parts (Die-Cuts)
Jillibean Soup Staples II Paper
Jillibean Soup Sugar Picks
Other: Cardstock, Pearls, Punches

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Authentique Challenge

Where have I been you ask? Well I have been creating but things that I couldn't share with you. Some DT projects and also some very top secret (hee hee) Christmas gifts.

However.....I did have some time to enter in the Authentique Sketch Challenge. Have a told that they are my FAVOURITE scrapbook manufacturer right now? Yes I'm sure that I am repeating myself.

Anyway... here is my entry using the fabulous Genuine Collection.

PP: Authentique
Punch: M.S.
Wood veneers: Studio Calico
Pearls: Recollections
Doily: Silhouette
Ink: Tim Holtz
Journal Card: Websters

Thanks for popping in today!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A little birdie told me

Today I have a card that I made for Cord Scrapbook Studio using once again the fabulous Peaceful collection from Authentique.
I am entering it in Authentique's colour challenge. Have you played along yet?

PP: Freeze, Cozy, Warmth
Peaceful Details
Cardstock: Neenah, A.C
Unk brads & ribbon
Distress Ink
Here is a closeup.

Monday, November 12, 2012


Authentique is a favourite of mine in the scrapbook world. They never seem to disappoint!
I loved playing along with their colour challenge this month with their fabulous Peaceful collection which I received from Cord Scrapbook Studio to use in my DT projects.
I used some photos of Ryan and Evan having hot chocolate outside. Don't you just love Evan's lip pucker?

PP: Warmth, Cozy, Frost, Solitude
Peaceful Details
Recollection Pearls
A.C. Thickers
A.C. Cardstock
Mr. Huey Mist
Glitz alphas
Studio Calico Wood Veneers
Martha Stewart Punch
Distress Ink 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sketch Challenge

I had a chance to play along with the sketch challenge at Jillibean Soup and wanted to share my take on it with you.


PP: Fresh Baby Spinach, Frozen Peas, Garlic Flakes, Fresh Basil, Cheese Tortellini (all Jillibean)
Twine & Cloud: Jillibean
Stamp: Jillibean/Unity
Cardstock: SU
Ink: Colorbox, Jenni Bowlin
Misc: Versamark, embossing powder

All my Jillibean supplies are from Cord Scrapbook Studio.

Beautiful Bride

I can now share with you a layout that I created for Scrapbook Memories and More. I never get tired of using photos from my daughter's wedding. She was such a beautiful bride and this collection from Pink Paislee was just perfect to use with this photo of Amy.

For a complete tutorial on how to re-create my layout just scroll to the bottom of this blog post and you will find my step by step.

Hope you will give it a try and share it with myself and Scrapbook Memories.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Think Pink

Your Next Stamp has a challenge to "Think Pink" this month for breast cancer awareness. You can find the challenge here.

 Stamp: YNS

PP, Wood Flag, Cardstock stickers & Twine: Jillibean
Cardstock: Bazzill
Pearls: Kaiser
Punch: EK Success
Misc: Copics, Nestabilities, machine stitching
I received all these Jillibean products from Cord Scrapbook Studio.
I was in the CIBC Run For The Cure again this year. Thanks to my donors!! Have you booked your mammogram? Mine is in a couple of weeks.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Anything Goes

Your Next Stamp has a challenge this month and it is "Anything Goes". Check it out right here.

Stamp: YNS Mini Christmas Tree
Bitty Bag: YNS
Cardstock: SU
PP: The Paper Studio
Embossing folder: SU
Glitter: PK Glitz
Misc: ribbon, eyelets, Copics, Nestabilities
Isn't that chevron bitty bag adorable? Love it!!! I have a Christmas card done....Yay!!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Monster Mash

Are you getting geared up for Halloween yet? I've bought the treats to hand out but I think I may have to buy more because I made the mistake of opening the bags...oh dear....I do love chocolate!!
I was sent some "Monster Mash" by Imaginisce from Cord Scrapbook Studio so I pulled out some older photos of Ryan and Evan and had some fun! What a cute collection!!

All supplies by Imaginsce other than:
Bazzill cardstock
Martha Stewart punch
Fiskars punch
Googly eyes
Loved adding those googly eyes to the vampire cut out.




Saturday, October 20, 2012

French Kiss Tag

I have a tag to share with you today. It was totally made with the French Kiss Collection by Glitz.

I received all of this yummyness (that's a word right?) from Jacqueline at Scrapbook Memories and More.

Here is a closeup.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Love You

Oh my goodness! So sorry that I haven't posted in just got in the way.
You might remember that I was designing for Tickle Trunk Memories. Well the lovely owner Jacqueline has forgone this online store and is now the owner of Scrapbook Memories and More. An actual brick and mortar store in Alberta Canada. How cool is that!!!!
With so many LSS closing it is awesome to hear that this store is thriving.
I will now be designing using products from the store. Yay!!
Jacqueline would like to let you know that she has a deal for you right now.
Go to the link for SMM that I gave you above  and then click on online shopping on the top page. I have a coupon right now....if you spend over $50.00 you will receive 20% off your first order (USE COUPON CODE SMM050). 

Isn't that a great deal? Thanks Jacqueline!
I'd now like to share a card that I made for Jacqeline using the French Kiss collection from Glitz. I love this line.

All product Glitz other than:
Cardstock: The Paper Studio
Ink: Tim Holtz
Cuttlebug folder
Thanks for coming back to visit me and don't forget to get in on the deal at Scrapbook Memories and More!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Alphabet Feature

For the All Play at myStampBOX this month the DT all created projects featuring alphas.

For my card I used the letters from the Friday Night Stencil stamp set and stamped them with Versamark on white cardstock, heat embossed with white embossing powder and then went over it all with Tim Holtz ink.

Stamps: myStampBOX (Friday Night Stencil)
Cardstock: SU
Ink: Tim Holtz
Misc: ribbon, button, emb. powder, Versamark, Nestabilities

I hope you will give this resist technique a try. Also please check out how the rest of the DT used alphas in their projects right here.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

School Rules

One of my favourite paper collections right now is Hall Pass from We R Memory Keepers. It's so perfect for all your back to school layouts and projects. So happy that Cord Scrapbook Studio sent it to me to play with.

Here is another quick card using Hall Pass. Loved using my Cameo for the sentiment and the apple!

Supplies Used: WRMK Hall Pass Paper: Pop Quiz, Classroom
Tim Holtz Ink
Silhouette Cameo

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Vintage meets Polaroid

It was my turn this week to post a project for myStampBOX.

Polaroids are definitely hot, hot, hot right now in the scrapbooking and card making world!

Karen Ellis sure got it right when she designed Pixel Perfect. This set has so many wonderful images that can be used in your mixed media projects, cards and layouts.

For this card I used the polaroid to frame an image from my patterned paper which made making this card so easy.

Stamps: myStampBOX (Pixel Perfect, Mention it)
Cardstock: SU
PP: Pink Paislee
Flower: Prima
Pearls: Zva Creative
Misc: embossing powder, Versamark, Glossy Accents

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sketch Challenge

Yesterday was a rainy dreary day so I spent some time in my scrap room and played along with the sketch challenge at Skipping Stones.

I unfortunately do not have any of their stamps but I still gave it a go.

Cardstock: SU
PP, chipboard, stickers: Echo Park
Ink: Jenni Bowlin
Stamp: Hero Arts
Flower: Maya Road
Brad: A.C.
I got all the Echo Park goodies from Tickle Trunk Memories

Thursday, September 6, 2012

School Spirit

I was so honoured to once again be featured in Cord Scrapbook Studio's newsletter with this layout.

Cardstock, PP, diecut & mini badge are all from the Hall Pass collection from WeR Memory Keepers.
Stickers: Simple Stories
Ink: Tim Holtz
Punch: EK Success
Floss: DMC
Sketch: Sketch Savvy
I really enjoyed using this collection and it was perfect for these photos of Ryan getting his award from his teacher.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hall Pass

Well this is the last weekend before school starts again. I had this picture of my grandnephew Evan and his favourite teacher from this past year of school and I had the perfect collection of goodies to scrap it with thanks to Cord Scrapbook Studio. It's the Hall Pass collection from We R Memory Keepers. I love's a must have!

Supplies Used WRMK Hall Pass Paper: Notebook, Study Hall, Recess, Go Team,
Pep Rally, Pop Quiz
WRMK Hall Pass Textured Cardstock: Red
WRMK Hall Pass Embossed Die-Cut: #1 Teacher
WRMK Hall Pass Mini Badges
Tim Holtz Ink
Simple Stories Stickers
Ek Success Punches
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies
Embroidery Floss



Have a great Labour Day weekend everyone!