Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Power's Out

What do you do when the power goes out? I get my kids to wash the table, and then take pictures.

In this layout I actually used current paper. The base is Night of Navy CS, the dsp is Prestwick. I almost didn't use this paper because I find it difficult to find really great masculine papers and this is a really great masculine pack of paper. I didn't have any night of navy ribbon. I didn't have any green ribbon that matched so I went to my go to ribbon of the cattelogue, the double sided satin ribbon. It has kiwi kiss on one side and very vanilla on the other, it is beautiful up close. I have already used one roll and I'm working on another.


AKA layout #2 for the ppphm challenge. I do not like this picture at all. It wasn't centered and just very disappointing.

Anyway. The first page of my album used the Holiday Harmony paper and the Purely Pom ribbon so I used the same paper and ribbon for the last page. I'm also now, officially out of River Rock paper.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Waneeke's 6

Or my first layout for the ppphm challenge.

It isn't great but really, I was pressured for time since I waited until the 24th to finish my pages and we were leaving on the.......24th. Honestly, some people.

I'm pretty sure I used retired everything in this layout. I am still waiting on my preorder goodies to arrive, so I'm stuck using stash.

The cardstock is cameo coral, I hardly ever use that colour but I wanted a real contrast with the dsp that I was using. The dsp is the almost amethyst print from last year. The ribbon is chocolate chip poly-twill. The poly-twill ribbon is just the best ribbon to work with. I used the scallop stamps from last SAB. I do so love stamps that match punches.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It begins or...

Actually it began. Yesterday the Post Preggo Poochy Hot Mommas Challenge began. The challenge is to do 12 layouts, no copies, from yesterday until January 4th.

I have put the PPPHM on a blog roll of their own. I'll be putting my layouts up on here as I finish them.

Right now, I'm really working at getting my albums done. I have finished getting the spacers ready as much as I can and I'll have to go back to the lss to get the albums put together some more. It would have helped if I hadn't lost W's birthday pictures.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Reindeer Food

While I was link clicking one day I ended up on Angie Kennedy Juda's blog. She is amazing, so I copied her.

Now, yesterday when I was making the food for Koivu's class and I was going to stamp the center. BUT, I was running out of time and, I also had these Christmas erasers. Waneeke was helping me with the reindeer food and after we were done stapling, the top note die to the bag, she thought we should put the erasers in the middle. Love it!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Create A Calendar

This weekend I'm working on making gifts for my kids' teachers.

When I first saw the Create A Calendars in the Holiday Mini, I knew that's what I wanted to make for the teachers. I just wasn't sure how I wanted to make them. Then I saw the amazing, talented, brilliant, Mary Jo Albright's blog. She did a class using the CAC and I copied it.

I like the way it looks so much, I'm going to make one for my desk at the office.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Bad Habit

A couple of weeks ago, Jess and Denise, from Scrapping Out Loud, emailed me to ask me to be the Guest Designer today. Oh my gosh, I was walking on cloud 9, at which point I started to consider my possibilities. When I found out that the topic was your bad habit I was laughing, mostly because I had just gotten comfortable again to do some SCS surfing.

For my layout I used Thickers that I received as a RAK from Kirsten, ribbon that I came from Deb, the Top Note die cut that is all the rage on SCS right now, an image from the PIF (Pay it Forward) image swap that my PPPHM (Post Preggo Pouchy Hot Mama) friend convinced me to go play with her and an image that I recieved as a welcome to the WRAK, that another PPPHM friend convinced me to join, and flowers from Lela. My picture is what my computer screen looks like most days.

eta: I forgot in my explanation, the sketch is a challenge from Anavon on the goals thread. (Also why I used the snowmen pif images)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Party Favours

I found SU! Regionals to be a big day full of things I have never tried before BUT thing I have wanted to try. I'm more of a visual learner so seeing the projects being done was very helpful to me.

One of the WOWs that was shown was a beaded pen with a matching notebook. I thought these would make great favours for Waneeke's birthday.

I used a R.S.V.P pen, and covered the inner portion with paper(between the blue end and the blue soft part you put your fingers on to write) and then covered the paper with sticky strip and finally poured microbeads over the pen. For the book I used a memo pad from Staples and covered it in the same paper as I used for the pen, then decorated the front. I actually used the Simply Delightful Simply Scrapbooking kit from SAB two years ago. When I went to decorate the front of the book then, I took the die cut stickers from the kit and used those. I also used a sticky cut letter and glittered it.

Friday, November 14, 2008

"My favourite colour is pink."

*sigh* I'm becoming a mom of a 6 year old. In a few days Waneeke will turn six. This is the first year we've had a real party for her, you know, other than having cake at home with the family.

I asked her about inviting friends, so I could make the invitations. She said, "My favourite colour is pink." At least it is this week, so I went with it. I love the way that turned out, oh so cute.

I snuck into her classrooom today to hand them out to the invited kids. I was going to just send the invitations with her BUT when we were picking out the 6 kids she was going to invite, I put a checkmark beside their names on the class list. When I came back to finish getting the invitations ready for her to take, there were checkmarks beside all of the kids' names and she wrote in a few names and checkmarked those also. I was a bit concerned that she would be making extra invitations to send out to kids in her class who didn't get invited.

Friday, November 7, 2008

October explanations and Punch Tins

Sorry I missed all of October.

Have you ever been in a position where you had so many things to do that you didn't know where to start? That was me in October. I had to make swaps for SU! Regionals and do 50 scrapbook pages, make spiders for the kids at school and get ready for Halloween. I made it but I did some serious procrastinating too.

Right now SU is offering some alterable tins. I love altering tins because they just look so much nicer when they are covered with the pretty SU! papers. I have done three of the punch tins this week. The punch tins are $4.75 each and then there are skinny silver tins that are $2.50 each.

This brings me to two confessions. 1. I start my Christmas cards in January so I have a great stockpile by the time I go to address and ship them out. 2. I always save my prettiest papers and ribbons for something that I get to keep.

I need a place to put my Christmas cards through the year and the punch tins are perfect for this. If I leave the cards out, one or more of my children will play with them.

I loooooove the satin ribbon from last year. I don't have a lot of the purely pom left. For Christmas the Holiday Harmony paper was so pretty and went really nicely with the purely pom satin ribbon. For my Christmas card holders, I decided to make them look kind of like Christmas presents. I like the clear window though and didn't want to cover it up. So for this project I got to keep my beautiful ribbon for myself, and alter a tin to make it pretty.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

No Mess Jack-o-Lanterns

Last night I went to Scrapping Out Loud to see their challenge for this week. The challenge is to use your felt from your stash. Soooooo I don't have any felt. I even went to look in my old craft bins and nope, nadda, zip, zero, zilch. I decided to substitute the felt for craft foam. And since I'm in panic mode about Halloween coming up again, I thought orange would make perfect pumpkins.

The sketch is from 52 weeks 52 sketches (#23). I used Year After Year for the stamp. The craft foam was from my stash and I just heated it with my heat gun and then stamped into the hot foam. I really like how it turned out. I've always wanted to do that technique but didn't get around to it until now.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friday Night Scraps

For the first time ever, I hosted a challenge for virtual scrapbooking night(vsbn) on Splitcoaststampers.

There is going to be a rak. At this moment a surprise rak.

All you have to do is the 13th Man Challenge to be entered. And post it on SCS.

Here's the challenge.

Rider Nation is amazing. You take rational, generous, intelligent people, smush them all into Mosaic Stadium and suddenly they are insane......this is the 13th man of Rider Nation.In the Rider Nation, the 13th man is something that other teams try to prepare for. They practice with music blaring. They practice using a silent snap count. They think they know what they are walking into but they couldn't be more wrong. For my challenge I want you to use either the number 13 or 1 cardstock, 2 pp, 1 ribbon, 2 rub ons, 2 fonts, 2 colours of ink,1 stamp(or stamp set), 2 embellishments of choice.

From layouts

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Chocolate with a Friend

Whew. I haven't been here but I have been scrapping. I've finished 39 layouts this month already. That's insane. The Scrapping girls on SCS are gearing up for another fabulous crop. This one is football themed, right up my alley. You should especially go there for next Friday night.

Onto the good stuff.

The challenge on Scrapping Out Loud (love the new look btw) was to do fussy cutting. I have been putting off doing these pictures because I wasn't sure exactly how I wanted to do them and I was struggling with the stamp set I wanted to use.

I used Like it a Latte, wintergreen dsp, apple cider dsp, close to cocoa craft ink, ruby red craft ink, whisper white craft ink, clear embossing powder, white embossing powder.

I stamped the steam in whisper white, and then embossed it with white. Before I cut it out of the paper, I cut out little sections of the steam using my craft knife. I'm not so good with the craft knife but I like the idea behind it. Then I stamped a sentiment for a title, in white and embossed it in white. Everything else was embossed using clear embossing powder.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I'm on the Canadian Carnival again!!

It makes me so excited when I'm linked from somewhere. What a wonderful feeling.

When you're blurffing today be sure to go check out all the talent on the Carnival. Jacqueline does a great job with it. Canadian Scrapper's Blog Carnival.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Placing Blame 2

First I would like to say sorry I've been missing in action. We received some news(good) last week that shook my world for a bit. I needed some time to figure out what we were going to do.

Now on to the blame placing. It is Tessa's fault again. I saw the cute little clips on her blog and knew I had to do them for the kid's teachers, and EAs. I also added a little tin because they were just too adorable to not add.

So the clips and the little strawberry on the outside of the tin are scratch 'n sniff. They smelled sooooo yummy while I was making them. I used sugar free jello and glossy glaze embossing powder. This doesn't leave a smooth embossed look to it though.

The only real problem I could find is doing this while you have a two year old in the house. I could not quite get her to understand that they were pretend cherries. She kept telling me how yummy they were. I kept telling her she couldn't eat them because they weren't real. So evidently my two year old thought they were scratch 'n taste. I had to remake a few clips and redo a tin, and then I found this evidence later.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

My In-laws

The Scrapping Out Loud challenge of the week was to use fabric. With all the moving and cleaning happening in this house, I just weeded out a whole bunch of my fabric. So I went upstairs and found some of my MILs fabric. I thought if I was using her fabric then I should try and do a page with her kids in it.

This picture was taken at my BILs funeral(not the same bil funeral as the other one, just behind in scrapping.....). I couldn't believe we got everyone in the shot and it didn't turn out too badly. There are a couple of the kids in there so I'm just pretending that they aren't there.

The sketch is from Sisterhood of Scrap the sketch Saturday. I used scallop notes instead of a circle, again. Urban West rub-ons, brads from GinaK.

Also, it looks crooked in the picture but not crooked when I look at it on my desk......can't figure that one out.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

In this moment

First thank you to MzPenny for the title because I was stuck.stuck.stuck.

Challenge #5 from Deanne's blogoversary is a sketch challenge. Oh how I love sketches. I'm still trying to get Chez's first year all scrapped up. This was a difficult picture for me. My sil took this picture of Chez and I as soon as we walked in the door to wait for her husband's funeral.

I used Spring Break paper, more chipboard letters. I hid my journaling under the orange paper background, you can see it poking out.

Hold RD

Finished another blogoversary challenge! If things go right today, I'll get another one done as well. This challenge was to do the Sisterhood of scrap challenge. Use chocolate chip paper and a pastel colour/s.

I only had two sheets of Chocolate chip left, and I needed two of this layout, so I did use close to cocoa as well, I hope that's ok. I also used bashful blue paper from the prints pack. Found some chipboard letters, covered them in craft bashful blue ink, and chipboard shapes.

I like no buy months because I always find things I have forgotten about. I don't like no buy months because I am now out of chocolate chip, bashful blue, barely banana, sage shadow, and more mustard cs.

Friday, August 15, 2008

See the Beauty

I'm still doing the blogoversary, and the next challenge was to the Song Lyrics "Just the Two of Us." as the title. Now it didn't have to be Just the Two of Us but the title of the page has to be in the song lyrics.

This is a picture of the first pansy I saw in the spring time. It was growing in my garden before we dug the garden up to plant my veggies. I thought it was really pretty and especially in the spring after a long Saskatchewan winter, it was a beautiful sight to see.

I used my prints paper in both close to cocoa and almost amethyst. My retired hodgepodge hardware and SAB rub-ons for decorations.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Actual Cards

I know I've mentioned that I'm not a big card maker. Deanne's second blogoversary challenge was to use a provided sketch and make 3 different occasions cards from it.

For the baby card, I used my sab rub-ons, instead of ribbon, and Buggies & Booties stamp set. For the Christmas card, I used Perfect Presentation, and Holidays and Wishes. For the note card I used a rak.

When I do card challenges, whenever possible, I try and do a Christmas card. I alsways do the Christmas Card Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month we do 10 Christmas cards and then by the time you go to send them out, you're either already done or you have a good start on them. So I did 10 of the Christmas card so I can add it to my challenge cards.

I love getting raks. I love opening my mail and finding them there. I love looking at how they were made and just looking at them. I do not love throwing them out or storing them. I think I have come up with a solution. I take a picture of them, so I always have them then, I keep them, until I can find a place to either use them in my scrapbooks or use a part to make another card with it.

This rak was given to me from Cheri, I love the stamp and scalloped circle. I knew I had to use it sometime, and it was just perfect for this sketch.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Koivu's Turn

Deanne, who is an amazing scrapper, is having her blogoversary. She is giving challenges out for a chance to get a rak from her. The first challenge was given on 08-08-08 and we were to use either 0, or 8, or both somewhere prominently in the layout.

I had this picture of Koivu's first day at school, Waneeke dropped him off and showed him the ropes. I used chipboard letters and covered them in craft ink, as well as the primary colours simply scrappin kit.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


First I have to say the shortened version of Scrapping Out Loud has me giggling a little.

When we went through my mom's stuff, she had a button box. I added my buttons to it and
then because I didn't think 1000+ buttons were enough, I bought a few more bags. I'm not exactly sure how much sewing I thought I'd be getting done. So when SOL announced the challenge for the week, I knew I had enough accessories.

I used the I'm Here (Boy) simply scrapping kit, some buttons from my button box, the die cut machine at the lss, and my bashful blue stripped ribbon.

Friday, August 8, 2008

At School

I love wild wasabi. I love soft sky. I love certainly celery. Put them together and you get Totally Random's 5th Challenge. I combined challenges with this one and I also did the Inspiration Found challenge on SCS. So this is a scraplift of Trish O'Brien's page.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Christmas Concert

Totally random challenge #4 was to use song lyrics as journalling. I had actually read this challenge when it was originally posted but I didn't do it at the time. I knew what it was that I wanted to do but I just couldn't get it together in my mind enough to get it done.

A few weeks before Waneeke's Christmas concert we were giving the lyrics to the songs she was going to be singing so we could help her. I kept the page because I knew then that I was going to use them somewhere on the page.

I love the holiday harmony paper but I am running out of purely pom cardstock and the beautiful, beautiful, beautiful purely pom satin ribbon. I used Always Artichoke to mat my pictures and as the colour of the journalling and the colour in the title. And then I used my glitter splatter technique(empty bottle of Tombow liquid multi, and squeeze hard and fast, it sort of splatters glue across the paper and then add glitter).

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Sweetest Thing

Challenge #3 for Totally Random was to use only Cardstock, no printed paper. This was a huge challenge for me, I love my printed paper. Usually, I start with my pictures, pick my printed paper and then go to find a sketch that will work with both. So I thought about it for awhile and knowing that I do not have a die cut machine(yay Big Shot) I was going to have to think of something.

Here's what I did have that made my just cardstock look better. I had scallop circle notes, and the die cut flowers. I also had the 5 petal flower punch from SU. I figured with all of that, and the ad that jumped out at me in my old Scrapbooks Etc magazine I could come up with something. My only issue was, I had to find a picture, a single picture that was not landscape.

This is an old picture of my oldest daughter and it isn't very good but it was a disposable camera so I'll take what I could get.

The page, super cute.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Last Day

This is the second challenge from Totally Random, the challenge was to use some dry embossing on your page. I don't have an embosser yet (yay for the Big Shot) but Shay was kind enough to rak me some embossed sheets. I started with that sheet and worked my layout around it. I sort of used Sally's sketch for this week but took some huge liberties with it.

I thought the clips from the Hodgepodge hardware went really well with the embossing design.

If you haven't checked out Scrapping Out Loud's challenge for the week, you really should. It is a button challenge, and we all know how many buttons some of us have around. Great time to use them

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Good Dreams


BIG SHOT!!!!!!!!!

Did I mention AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Ok here's my excitement, SU! is coming out with a die cutting machine. I really wanted one but I was waiting until after convention. Actually, I was hoping they would have announced a die cutting machine, instead of the Design Elements but now I can have both! The best part, the absolute best part? There are going to be SU! exclusive designs! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

I'm waiting on pins and needles for my new catty, and I can hardly wait to order from it.

Ok onto the not as good stuff but the reason for the blog.

When I took the last week off of scrapping, I was checking out some of the challenges around. Totally Random is having a catch up challenge. I am really enjoying it because I have never done any of the challenges. So this is the challenge for week 1.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Jump Rope Mania

Last night I had my night off at the lss. I decided to do the challenge for Scrapping Out Loud while I was there. The challenge there this week was to use punches on your page. I love SU! punches because they are quiet punches and very easy to use. I often use punches. I had just right layout sitting there waiting for me to get started on.
I used the die cut machine at the store for the title. I really need to look into getting myself one I can use at home. I used the arrow punch from SU!.

p.s. I just re read the rules(insert the whole rolling eyes here) and I did the layout wrong because I also used ribbon, sorry. (and I'm linking anyway ;) )

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Cleany, Cleany-Movey Movey

There's a long story behind this but the end result is, we are packing up my sister-in-law's stuff and getting it out of the house. This being said, dh thinks that she is going to be coming into the house to check to make sure she has gotten everything.

So because of the packing up of stuff and the checking the house out, dh wants the house cleaned up.......translation, get your stuff off of the table and clean up your scrap desk. This means the house looks better but I do scrap better when I can just barely get my 12x12 lo onto my desk.

Also, he emptied one of the big closets and my scrap stuff is going in there. After gathering it all up to put it into one place, I realized just how much I really was collecting. I want to order some of the new dsp so I must scrap using my stash so I can justify it better. I have a large goal for complete pages in August so I had better be getting my mind back on my mission very quickly.

Last weekend I went to my Grandmother's house. To my complete surprise, my Grandmother actually likes my scrapping. I actually kept it a secret from her for a long time because I thought she would make discouraging remarks about it and I didn't want to have to deal with that as well.

On my Grandmother's piano is a thank you card I made for her. I made it after I had Ahrdrcyn, she came to visit and "help" and even though I really dislike it when she is here to "help" I know that she does mean well. She asked me to make some more like it for her to give to her friends. I have chosen to leave them blank so that she can use them however she sees fit. I hope she likes these ones as much as the one I gave her. It is impossible to recreate that card because it just uses scraps.

I used, all SU!, close to cocoa dsps(retired), old olive cs, more mustard cs, bravado burgandy cs, and the hat pin is from my latest pretties container. I am so glad that the pretties didn't retire.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Pajama Day

I know I haven't blogged in awhile, sorry. I was dealing with a mia pre-order from SU! Gotta love UPS.

I finished this page yesterday. It has been sitting there calling my name since February. This was Waneeke going to school one morning. She was so excited that she got to wear her pajamas.

One of the reasons I love SU! so much is the colour matching. I love that I can take a piece of dsp, go to the chart that tells you what colours are in the dsp, grab those colours of cardstock and make a page. I love that you can take a priceless Bella stamp and make her match the colours in the dsp, very easily.

When I started this page it was for vsbn on scs. I believe the challenge was to use some of the new gotta have it stuff that you bought but never used. I always have problems doing those types of challenges, not because I want to not use my new stuff but because I get new stuff and I use it right away. So in this challenge, I inked up my newly obtained Bella and grabbed some awesome flowers that I got for FREE from GinaK. For the title I used SU!'s Taffy Alphabet and I did the kiss technique with an itty bitty background stamp to make it look polka dotted.

And because I absolutely love getting new stuff and I did get my new stuff on Thursday, thanks to a very sweet demo. I did a card today using my pink pirouette, and my sock monkey stamp.

This was for the Dare to Get Dirty 08. We were to first pick a piece of ribbon(I had one in front of me and went with that) then make a card to go with that ribbon. I glued two strips of ribbon on some naturals ivory cardstock and then stamped my sock monkey onto it. Then I stamped a sock monkey onto another piece of naturals ivory cardstock. I ribbon pieced my monkey together. My new stuff used.....sock monkey, pink pirouette, scallop edge punch.

I really want to get better at colouring.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Bath Time Fun-with Grandma

I found bubble wrap. This weeks challenge from Scrapping Out Loud is to somehow use bubble wrap while you are making your layout.

Last night I went to the lss to scrap on my night off, again. I took my bubble wrap page to do there. I really like how it turned out. I was hoping that I would be able to use a little bit more of the blue bayou print pattern paper but that didn't happen so I'll have to scrap some more to get rid of it.

I put the bubble wrap on top of the whale. The whale I received as a RAK card. I just loved it so much I couldn't give it up. I'm so glad I kept it because it worked out very nicely in this page. I also used build a brad to kind of look like bubbles.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Why I scrap

So Denise, Jessica and Melissa started a blog Scrapping out LOUD! Denise is one of my favourite Canadian scrapbookers, and when the blog was announced it was on the Canadian Scrapbookers Blog Carnival, I followed the link and next thing I know I find a new challenge blog.

I know I'm a little late getting this up for the first challenge but I had a pie situation taking over my desk for a week.

So here's my page. I didn't have all the pictures I wanted yet, so I might add some more faces to the pile of faces in the corner later when/if I get them.

I'm off to find some bubble wrap that has not been popped.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


All week I've been working on pies. Anavon, from SCS, was having a birthday party and virtually invited all of us to celebrate. She made up some great challenges with pies as a theme.

I did all of them except for banana cream.

Here's the album with all the pies in them.

The pies

Saturday, July 5, 2008

The winner is....

I used a random number generator. It chose number 1. So Angel, I have goodies for you, I just need to know where to send it.

I've been busy working on pie challenges. I'll make sure to get something up here soon.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Use Your Stash

They are giving away a gift certificate so if you want to get a chance here's the link. Good luck

orrrr it could be a bunch of goodies from Kimmie's stash........again reading comprehension, not always that great around here.....

Sisterhood of the Bogging Stampers #20

So I guess the first thing I should say is, I love challenges but I'm not that good at reading rules. There have been a large number of times that I have had to redo a challenge because I'm missing some of the elements. This is where I'm at for the Sisterhood, I forgot to write an intro post.

I am Jodi. I have four kids, they are 5, 4, 2, and 6 months old. I am on maternity leave until December 23, and I am enjoying my time with my kids.

I love scrapbooking, and altering, and I'm working on cardmaking.

Ok that's it, I'm done, I do not like to do introduction posts.

Monday, June 30, 2008


Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday dear Canada

Happy Birthday to YOOOOOUUUUUUUUU,

Yeah, I'm a little early but tomorrow is going to be crazy so I thought I'd get the blog candy up and out of the way now. Besides, it is Canada Day somewhere in Canada already, just not where I am. So I promised a little big of Canadiana. This is what's up for grabs. This is not guilt free blog candy.

There are Kinder surprise eggs(really hoping these don't melt), and All-Dressed Chips, the gift card is for Tim Hortons(the package will have either Tim's coffee, tea, or hot chocolate in it, the winner will let me know what they prefer) and one Bella stamp. I'm not sure if Bella counts as Canadiana yet but I'm sure it will someday.

To enter for the blog candy, leave a post saying where you've visited in Canada or if you haven't been here, where you would like to visit.

Think Pink

The "title" for this page is Think Pink. The title is hidden in the journaling. I have decided that this page is done without the title showing. The pearls on the left side are embellishments, the pearls on the right side are what you use to pull out the hidden journaling. I did this for the weekend challenge at UYS although I didn't do the card, shhhhhhhh.

For the 1-2-3, I did One photo, Two pieces of ribbon, Three layers of paper.

I used Close to Cocoa prints dsp, purely pom textured cs, Berry Bliss dsp, pretty in pink eyelets, chocolate chip twill ribbon, and the cream half pearls from the pretties kit.

Tomorrow is Canada's birthday. We will be going to the beach at some point so that we can watch the fireworks. BUT I will be celebrating on my blog as well, so come back tomorrow to see what I have found.

P.S. If anyone can give me hint on how to take a picture of a matte picture so it looks decent, please let me know.

Friday, June 27, 2008

To Prove a Point

I'm not really trying to prove a point, I really am trying to use other papers to scrap with. It is just that every time I start something I end up coming across this kit on my desk, or my table or my shelf.......

Totally Random has started a sketch challenge on Mondays. I love sketches. I used the sketch and the simply scrappin kit, and my white SU! gel pen, as well as K&Company chipboard, for the title. I really like the way it turned out.

And then on Wednesday, my Waneeke lost another tooth. I have a great friend who thought that the Tooth Fairy shouldn't have to climb and reach up to the top bunk and search for that little tooth.
She said an altered tin that hung from the doorknob would be so much easier on the Tooth Fairy so Wednesday night when we got home, I went to work. I made it into the UYS pp challenge. You were to use 5 different pp.

The next time I make one of these, I will make sure the sentiment is facing the other direction so that the Tooth Fairy doesn't have to read upside down. As well, I will do it, ummmm before 15 mins to bedtime as I wanted the stickles to dry and Waneeke just wanted her tin.....NOW.

I used the tin from GinaK, the stamp set from GinaK(What's in your Tin#1), twill ribbon from pti, Just delightful simply scrappin kit papers, and prints pack paper(the level one hostess set).

Ok, I'm off to see what other damage I can do.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Stuck in a Rut

Yeah, I'm stuck. I'm trying to use up stashed product. I don't usually stash but sometimes things get put aside because I've ordered new stuff and I play with that first. So for 2007 SAB I ended up with a few simply scrappin kits. At the time I figured I could get them for scrapping and altering, I'm finally getting around to using them.

My Grandmother is always on me about getting a picture of my kids. It is not an easy feat. Actually, the best description I've heard about it is a quote from a Mom on Koivu's birth board. "Yes, getting a decent picture of 4 kids, is like herding cats."

The last time my Grandmother was here, I picked up the picture that took me about 50 snaps to get. She left it here. Then I went to her place and saw how the picture of my baby boy was being "displayed" so I decided to make something for the picture.

If you notice, the outside looks remarkably like the journal I did for the teachers. This is where the rut is coming in. I wanted to get it done quickly, so that it was ready for her today and all I could do was case myself. I didn't use glitter though because my grandmother just isn't so into glitter. I actually think this might be a little much for her so I'm expecting an eye roll or two.

I used Just delightful simply scrappin kit(again), flirty ribbon, and jumbo eyelets, and chipboard book basics large.

I was surprised how easily the crop a dile went through the chipboard. The jumbo eyelets took a little bit of force though, but they look really nice on it.

Also, I can not figure out how I have two things that are the same size, I measured them the same way, punched the hole the same way and ended up with the holes in 4 different locations. I must not be as good at measuring as I think I am.

That's all for now. Still waiting for Grandma to get here but I'm all excited that I get to meet my cousin's new baby boy. Hopefully I can snap some pics of that too.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

I won blog candy!

I'm so excited. I scrap with Gina on SCS, she is an amazing scrapper. She just got onto a design team at Addicted Scrappers, to celebrate she was giving away blog candy and I won. yay!!!!

Thank you GINA!

It was like on TV

El came home the other morning and said, "Guess what I did?" My response, as always, "you crashed the car." (for the record he has only answered "yes" to that once)

He gave me a look. Personally, I think I got the look because it is always the way I answer the question, but it could have been because the kids and I were outside and I watched him drive in, with the car.

"No." He said. "I got a hole in one."

He goes on to explain, it was just like on tv. The shot landed passed the whole and sucked back directly into the hole.

All I can say is thank goodness for hole in one insurance. For some reason, that I can not understand, when you get a whole in one, you buy the drinks.

Today I was going to do the challenge on Use Your Stash to make a card using letters on them. I was going to make a congratulations card for dh but then I remembered that he will be getting an award. So instead of a card, this is what I ended up with. I used King of the Grill from GinaK designs. I also realized I don't have silver ink so I used the silver metalic rub on from Gina K to make the golf clubs. Waneeke helped with the ribbon.

If you look closely at that award, it is from last year, so I guess I'm making another one for this year......mostly because I just heard, "what about the one for last week."

Friday, June 20, 2008

Its Friday

I was very technical in the drawing. I wrote 12 numbers down, Waneeke picked a piece of paper out of a bowl, and the winner is.......TAMI!!!!!

Congratulations Tami! I'll get your candy out to you shortly. Then it will get stuck in the Canada Post/USPS for awhile.......but it will get there.

I only finished half of what I wanted to finish last night. I did another page for the Christmas albums. I have 4 pages done now and I have ordered a lot of prints recently. So I should be good to go for awhile longer.

Here's the page I finished last night. I really like the colours in it.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Technically we are over 100 visitors today but we weren't when I wrote earlier, I promise.

I still have to do two more journals for tomorrow. Waneeke's last day of school is this week and she has had the best teacher this year. Koivu has the same teacher next year, yay!!!

This is my first time giving away blog candy, so everyone had better love it. It is a mini pretties kit. The tin came from GinaK designs. I love Afternoon Tea dsp, it is just so pretty.

To enter for the blog candy, all you have to do is reply with what your favourite blog candy would be.

Thanks for reading and commenting. I'll make the draw on Friday.

p.s. Sarah, this is the best kind of candy.

Variety Challenge

This has only taken me all week. On Friday Tessa was the guest hostess for the variety challenge on SCS. I started out using my baby boy but Chez stole the one paper I was going to use, and then glued it to I started over again.

We had to use 3 different dsp from 3 different companies. (I used SEI, SU and an unknown one from my olden scrappin days) And to add to that we also had to use 3 diffent embies from 3 different companies. (I used pti ribbon, GinaK brads, and something else I don't know the name of that I got in a ss swap, the logo is a Q with a crown in the middle.

We have a busy day ahead of us, but I'll check back in later to show you the blog candy.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The count begins

I know I just started, but remember my first post when I said I wanted to give away blog candy?

I've decided that I will do a blog candy post when my blog hits 100 visitors. I haven't figured out what it is going to be yet, but with all the altering I'm doing at the moment, don't be surprised if it is something altered.

I'll figure it out shortly.

A Golf Widow's Father's Day

Today is Father's Day and while some people are spending it with their dad, or the father or grandfather of their children, we are spending it together, without dh. El wanted to go to a golf tournament this weekend and I have no problem with his golf habit so off he went.

I had this box. It was a box that El emptied but didn't throw out. I saw it and asked if he was finished with it, he told me it was garbage. I decided that I would keep it but only for 2 months and if I hadn't used it by then I would let it go. here's the box.

Also, I hadn't actually given El anything for Father's Day and he is a great dad to our kids. ANNNNNND while cleaning up, I always find all these little pieces of paper with random phone numbers on, or business cards laying around. I never have a place to put them, but when I ask if I can throw them out he says no.

With that being said, I thought the box was perfect because, it was originally his box, it is a golf ball box, and I needed a specific place to put his phone numbers. So off to more altering I went and here is the finished project.

I used Outlaw dsp, naturals ivory cs, chocolate chop cs, sage shadow cs, vintage brads, SU! scallop punch, chocolate chip taffeta ribbon.

And I must admit I do not like chocolate chip taffeta ribbon. I think it looks washed out, but it works great with the Outlaw paper.

Also, I basically cased this card for this project.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Summer's upon us

Today I've been busy getting ready for tomorrow, and Friday and Saturday and Sunday. Tomorrow we go to Wild Child again. It is Koivu's year end party from preschool. Then tomorrow night I get to go to lss for my night off. On Friday, Waneeke's school is having a family Friday so I'm taking the kids to a spray park/splash pool(depending on who you ask). I have never been there before so I want to go out and find it tomorrow so I at least know where I'm going. Then Saturday, El is leaving to go to a golf tournament. This is one of his favourite tournaments, I would love to go just to spend the night at the Inn but there wouldn't be a lot to do Sunday while he was golfing.

One of the things I had to do today to get ready for tomorrow was to make a gift for K's teacher. I thought about making a picture frame from altered tins, then maybe a mini scrapbook for her to use, and then a candle....I threw all that out the window and decided on an altered art journal. Now I just hope she likes it.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Placing Blame

I never wanted a scrap blog, never thought, hey I should waste more time by blogging about scrapping. Then I saw Tessa's blog and I wanted to be able to give away blog candy too.

A few things about me. I love scrapbooking. I hate journalling. My kids keep me hopping and I love taking pictures of them. Thursday nights are my nights off and I love them. I usually go to the lss and scrap there for awhile with other adults. I also love challenges and sometimes I even get them done on time to submit them.

I'm just getting ready right now to go to the lss, so I have one page prepped and working on another one, hopefully I'll get something done tonight. No guarantees.