Thursday, May 30, 2013

Birthday for Jenn

I don't know if there is still anyone out there to see this, but I made a card and actually took a picture of it before I gave it away, so I thought I would post it. Summer is almost here so maybe I'll get around to doing this more often (:
 My wonderful friend Jenn (who took me on that amazing Hawaii cruise in the fall) just had her birthday a couple of weeks ago so I made her this card.

I used Dandy Lion from Kraftin Kimmie. As soon as I saw her I knew she was a have to have!! Easy to colour, especially when you can just use stickles on her poof balls (: The base of the card was made using CTMHs Art Philiosophy cartridge (might have been the Artiste cartridge??) I used spellbinders to cut out her and the mat. I had to do a little out of the box technique to get the whole image. She was coloured with copics.

 Well if you are reading this, thanks for not deleting me from your list of blogs!!! I will get out there and check out all of yours soon!!!

Jenn (:

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Where has the Time went??!!!!!

I've kind of fallen off the blog train!!!! I can't believe it's been almost 3 months since my last post!!! I can tell you I definitely did not reach my goal this year but I do have several layouts done that I just haven't had the chance to photograph.
 I have to say that for some reason I have felt pressured to make cards and create pages this year, I'm not sure why??? I don't have any real deadlines, etc. Because I felt this way I didn't want to do anything ): I have been doing projects for my Hostess Club but those have instructions so it's easy enough. I guess the fact that I had to relocate my scraproom had something to do with it too. I am still putting on the finishing touches but hopefully I will have some pics to share soon.

  I do have something to share with you!! A few pics from my trip to Hawaii!!!!

Jen and I on the big plane to Honolulu 

First pics of palm trees - Honolulu

Mr. Crab on the beach in Kona where we went scuba diving

Yummy drink called a Lava Flow - on the ship

Beautiful Driftwood Beach in Kauai

Got a pic with Allison (Orthner -leader of the pack)

and a pic with Jill (Hildebrand)

It was a little windy (: That is the Waimea Canyon behind me

This is the Haleakala crater. 

Also at the crater but looking the other way. We were above the clouds. 10 000 feet up.

One of the fabulous scrapbook stores we found in Hawaii. This one was in Maui. 

Hibiscus- one of the many beautiful flowers in Hawaii

Another great scrapbook store. This one is in Hilo and run by a girl originally from BC

Well, I guess that's it for now!! I am going to attempt to do Project Life this year. I find that I forget the little things the kids say and do, so even if I do a weekly or monthly layout I can record these things. Have a fabulous New Year!!!!


Jenn (:

P.S. for those of you I usually follow regularly, I apologize for being MIA the last bit!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dad's Birthday Card

 My dad's birthday was last Sunday. This was a quick card I put together for him. It was easy but I like how it turned out. I got the idea from a card I saw on Pinterest. It was made by Lyssa.

I used a Sizzix embossing folder, Tim Holtz and CTMH paper, the image is a SU stamp (Harvest Blessings) and the sentiment is CTMH.

 So I have some exciting news!!!! (if you are on my FB you've already heard) My friend Jen is taking me on the Crop & Cruise in Hawaii!!!!! My cc just got charged for my passport so I am on my way!!! We fly out November 9th and enjoy the beautiful Islands for 8 days!!! How lucky am I!!!? I'm so glad Jen's husband doesn't like to scrapbook (: So if you have any travelling advice for me, please leave it, because to be quite honest I haven't really traveled before!!

 Have a happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone!!!!! Enjoy your time with family and friends!!


Friday, September 28, 2012

Absolutely Fearless

 This is a layout of Kieran learning how to ride a two wheeler without training wheels. It was just last summer and he was 6, which is a bit older then the other two boys, but Kieran is just a little guy so it took him a while longer to be big enough (: As you can tell from the pictures, he was pretty excited!!!

 I used Graphically Speaking for the title, Bo-bunny double dot and I think Echo Park paper. The chipboard and cs are CTMH, which I stamped on with a background stamp.

 So with only supply teaching this year, I have had some time to start putting my new scrap space together. It isn't quite finished but as soon as it is I will post some pics, along with some of my old room transformed for Azelyn. I think I did a pretty good job transferring most of the room to a 6x6 space (:
 Have a great weekend everyone!!!!


 (I am a third of the way there with only 3 months left): I did manage to complete about 12 pages this past weekend at Fall Flurry  though!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Splash Zone

This is layout # 2 from the Footloose WOTG. The pics are from a few summers ago. My Aunt & Uncle came out to my parents' place and took the kids out on the tube. Azelyn was still only a little fart but she was bound and determined she was going too!!! We sent her out when her Daddy wasn't around to see her go (: He's a little overprotective sometimes!! Even our little chicken, Kieran, went out!!
(just looked and realized Azelyn isn't in any of these pics but she was there)

 I love how the letters for the title turned out!!! I stamped them in the lighter colour ink and then used the rock and roll technique to get the darker colour on the outside.

 So Azelyn is now in her new room!! She's still not sure about sleeping by herself (her and the boys have always shared a room)
 After a bit of a battle with the hubby I think I won (: As we were taking everything out of my scrap room he was going to throw out the part of my counter top I wasn't going to have room for in my space downstairs. I asked him if he could put it in his garage (20x24) until I could find somewhere else to use it. He had a bit of a fit about everybody else's junk being in his garage and said it could go in the shed. I was ticked!! and PMSing!!! I'm giving up my one space that is mine!! and I can't put a little piece of counter top in his huge garage!!! So, the next day when I finished clearing out the room I loaded everything into the living room and kitchen and left it there (: I was going out before he got home from work so when he got home he had a nice little surprise (: You want to be a jerk to your PMSing wife, you're going to pay for it (:  You'll never guess where the rest of the cupboards and counter top ended up!!! Instead of one little piece of counter top in his garage he has cupboards, a desk and the rest of the counter top in there.
 My dad came and helped us put the wall up in the basement on Sunday, he also added a few plug ins for me (: Lee had Monday off so he got the drywall up and built my closet for me. We just have to finish sanding the drywall and then I can paint and move in!!!! I am so anxious to get my own space again!!!!
 Have a fabulous weekend everyone!!!! I'm going to see that cutie Dean Brody in concert on Saturday!!!

24/78 pages complete 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Scuba Kids

 This layout is one of CTMHs Footloose WOTG layouts (I will post the other one shortly). I absolutely love this kit!! The colours and patterns are perfect for any summer/beach layout.
 The pics are from a couple of summers ago. Kieran and Azelyn were having a good time with the goggles and snorkle. The one of Azelyn peeking in at Kieran (their faces smushed together) is one of my favs (:

 Well today is the day!! I have to be a good mom and start packing up my beloved scrapbook room ): It is time for Azelyn to have her own space (bedroom)! She still likes sleeping in the same room as her brothers but she is a little girl with a lot of junk and we need to keep it contained!!! I'm not sure what I am going to do with everything until my small space in the basement is ready but hopefully I'll figure something out! It will give me a chance to go through things and maybe purge a bit??

 Just remembered as I was typing this that today is my 3rd anniversary of blogging!!

 Have a great long weekend everyone!!!

22/78 pages complete

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Summer Days

 I must say I have been enjoying those summer days and haven't been doing much scrapping or blogging!!!
 I used one of Echo Parks fabulous paper packs for this layout. The colours are so vibrant and fun (: The buttons and cs are CTMH.
The pics are of my boys and my girlfriend's daughter a few years ago, they have been sitting in my to scrap pile for a while. My fav is the one of Aidan with his legs stuck in the tube, he was so ticked!!
 I am going to enter this in Creative Accents; Seriously Creative Challenge for August- Summer Sunshine. I was lucky enough to be the winner last month and have already went shopping at their store for a fabulous new stamp (:

20/78 pages complete