Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Spring Swap

another spring swap.

Christmas/Winter swap

This is for mnewbys stamp swap. I edged all the pieces with my stamp and then stamped a saying.


This is for a winter swap that Butterflygirl is hosting. I scraplifted the general layout from a class I took.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Why does the upload switch your pages?
Oh well...these pages are for a cricut swap I am in. Pictures really do not do the layouts any justice.

Just Beachy

I loved a layout from a class I took at our LSS, so I scraplifted it and made a few changes to it. This is for a Summer/ Beach swap I am hosting on SCS.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Just because Card

Another card to have on hand. I have left the inside blank so I can make it into a birthday card or whatever.
Used punches to create the ladybug

Happy Birthday

Birthday card
Made one like this for my mom and I enjoyed making it so much I decided to make a few more. I hate not having some birthday cards on hand.
Stamp set was Party Hearty
colors Tangerine, Pink Pourette and choc chip.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mikaela's card creation

My daughter has enjoyed making her own cards for several years now and is becoming quite creative. She designed these all on her own. I will have to give her the card challenges and see what she can come up with. I hardly ever use cards so the card challenges are difficult for me to do.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Organizing my mess

This is me in the middle of organizing my stuff. I am lucky to have a room that I can scrapbook in. I also have the room right off to this room that I can also spread out into if I need to and I do quite often.

What I have been doin for the last couple weeks

Well the Canucks are playing their worst game in the last I dont know how many games, so I gave up watching this game.
I have decided I need to come up with a better storage system for my scrapbooking supplies. I have been working on organizing my themes into pizza boxes so I have all my themed stuff together. Then I used my empty storage containers to sort ribbons, flowers, etc into colors. I then want to sort my pictures into my pizza boxes and hopefully can come up with a few kits in the process.
I went to a crop on Wednesday night and had no clue what to bring. I grabbed my daughters baby album and 2 pizza boxes (one marked baby girl and the other, girl). Only problem was the pizza boxes didnt close as they were too full and still needed some more organization.
I was able to work on this page. I still need to come up with the journaling and want to put the names of the people under the pictures.
Next post I will put pictures of my scrapbooking mess

Monday, April 13, 2009

Camping Layouts

I created these Camping layouts for Smartbugs Camping swap. The green pages are for the 2 page layout and the orange page is for the 1 page layout. I use Stampin Up's Under the Stars Set

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Spring Break

Had a great day. We drove 1.5 hours to go pick up my daughter. Dropped the boys off at the pool, so Moira and I could go shopping. The first store we hit was Michaels. Didn't find too many bargains or anything too exciting.
Next we picked up my daughter, then off to pick up the boys before they turned into fishes.
Lunch time, went to the mall where there is a food court and the kids all had their favorite lunch. Took some goofy pics.
Then started the journey home, but had to make a stop at the minigolf course.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Campbell River Scenery

With all the snow in the background, hard to believe it was 19 degrees today!!!!

Mug shot

Mug shot of me and Moira at the beach. Need a tshirt for this 19 degree weather. Figured we were at the beach we would be cold.

Need a Bun

Carsyn, Ricardo, Brayden and Riley at the first weinee roast of 2009. Hard to believe after the rotten winter we have had, we are able to have a weinee roast in 19 degree temp at the beginning of April.

Fun Day at the Beach

Riley, Grandma, Brayden and Carsyn

Monday, April 6, 2009

Make a Wish

This is for a cricut swap hosted by mnewby. I love using my cricut. I use it on almost all my layouts. It is the best thing to help with titles. I can not imagine havign to make all my own titles. I spent enough hours doing that when I was a preschool teacher and then when I did family daycare.

Learning is Fun

Here is school layout for the Cricut Swap hosted by mnewby. The journaling is the homework poem by Shel Silverstein

Homework oh homework,
I hate you, you stink!
I wish I could wash you
away in the sink.
If only a bomb
would explode you to bits,
Homework oh homework,
you give me fits!
I'd rather take baths
with a man eating shark,
or wrestle a lion
alone in the dark,
eat spinach and liver,
and pet ten porcupines,
then tackle the homework
my teacher assigns.
Home work, oh home work
you're last on my list,
I can't even see
why you even exist.
If you'd just disappear
it would tickle me pink.
Homework, oh homework,
I hate you, you stink!!!
Shel Silverstein

100 layouts

100 challenges

**WARNING** LONG post...but lots of ideas and worth the read IMO ;)

After looking thru my stash of stuff...I realized I really need to get off my butt and start using some of this stuff....

I found this list on some blog so gonna try and make a layout for each challenge

I have made a few changes as there were some challenges I just knew i would never use as its not my style.. the blog that i got the idea from is http://sameoldscrap.blogspot.com/2009/04/new-year-100-challenges.html

1. Use photo corners

2. Dry Emboss an embellishment

3. Dangle something from the title

4. Mix letters for the title

5. Journal on a photo mat

6. Weave a fiberor ribbon behind title

7. Use your cricut

8. Make a monochromatic layout

9. Chalk edges of a photo mat

10. Decorate one side of photo mat with eyelets

11. Dangle tags from photo mat

12. Cut graphics from a patterned paper to use as embellishment.

13. Use a flower cluster

14. Do a vellum overlay over a photo

15. Do a layout without any embellishments

16. Use your favorite shirt as inspiration

17. Rubber stamp on the page

18. Hand write your journaling

19. Journal using a list (ie top fav things...christmas list)

20. Journal two points of view for each picture or a he said/she said layout

21. Use pop dots

22. Use your cuttlebug/sizzix

23. Use wet embossing on your page somewhere

24. Use ribbon in a unique way

25. Use buttons

26. Mix 3 or more patterned papers

27. Versamark your own background paper

28. Put your title down the side of the page

29. Use one word title to stretch over a double layout page

30. Use journaling strips

31. Put title letters on individual tags

32. Use one word adjectives to describe the person in a picture

33. Write a letter to the person in the layout

34. Pick key words in your journaling to highlight with borders or larger font

35. Embellish your page with a paper doll

36. Dot the "i"s in your title with an embellishment

37. White as a background

38. Use something you got in a swap

39. Use the name of a TV Show for a title

40. Use the name of a song for a title

41. Use the word Love in the title

42. Use the title only to explain your pictures - no journaling

43. Use crumpled paper on a layout

44. Use metallic paper somewhere in the layout

45. Use vellum on a layout

46. Use at least 3 shades of the SAME color on a layout

47. Use embossed paper

48. Use diamond dust paper

49. Use mulberry paper

50. Scrap any celebration

51. Scrap a family tradition

52. Scrap an event that includes some sort of food

53. Scrap a sports event or a game

54. Do a layout that includes toys in some way

55. Do an Animal layout (zoo, pets, could be Halloween, ??)

56. Do a Heritage layout

57. Do a WATER layout (beach, pool, pond, bathtub, rainstorm

58. Use a quote on a layout

59. Do a mosaic layout

60. Do a Totally Me layout

61. Do a vacation layout

62. Use a poem on a layout (extra point if you write the poem!)

63. Do a Holiday layout

64. Do paper tearing on a layout

65. Do a HOUSE AND HOME layout

66. Do a SCHOOL layout

67. Do a BEFORE and AFTER layout (diet, pregnancy, dirty to clean)

68. Make a page that moves - Pop-up or pull

69. Make a Christmas layout

70. Put memorabilia on a page (like coins, baby bracelet, tassel from

71. Use a journaling genie or a coluzzle (shape), etc to make a journaling shape

72. Use the same shape for your all your pictures, journaling boxes

73. Use glitter or a glitter pen on a layout

74. Use 5+ pics

75. Use Circles on a layout

76. Make and use a paper piecing

77. Use stars on a layout

78. Use 10 or more eyelets

79. Do paper weaving

80. Do paper PIERCING on a page (with a needle or tool)

81. Use 20+brads on a layout

82. faux-stitch on a layout

83. Use a decorative punch

84. Use decorative scissors

85. Use black and white pictures on a layout

86. Use a 5x7 or larger picture on a layout

87. Crop a picture into a shape

88. Use a keepsake pocket

89. Use fibers

90. Use charms

91. Scrap on an angle

92. Create a double page layout

93. Mat a photo multiple times

94. Use a card sketch as a layout idea

95. Use chipboard

96. Focus on one photo

97. Create a timeline

98. Scrapbook from a sketch

99. Scrapbook about friendship

100. Scraplift something

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Lament of the Stamper's Husband

found this on a blog somewhere--too cute not to share

Lament of the Stamper's Husband

A Poem for the Stamper's Spouse

She learned to stamp on Monday.
Her embossing was quite fine,
She forgot to thaw out dinner,
So we all went out to dine.

She brayed background Tuesday,
She says they are a MUST,
They really were quite lovely,
But she forgot to dust.

Wednesday it was birthday cards,
She says they are such fun,
Shading, blending, watercolors,
But the laundry wasn't done.

Her card swap was on Thursday,
Using green and blue and red,
I guess she was engrossed,
For she never made the bed.

It was shaker cards on Friday,
Using techniques she adores,
But she never seems to notice,
The crumbs on all the floors.

I found a maid on Saturday,
My life is now complete.
My wife can stamp the days away,
The house will STILL be neat.

Well, now it's come to Sunday,
And my forehead's feeling damp,
I screamed! I raved! I ranted!

--Author Unknown-

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pink and Brown Challenge-CCC2

This is my pink and brown card for a challenge...
using mosttly stampin up products

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sock Monkey

I can't believe how crooked the ribbon looks in this picture. I had to actually go and check the card to make sure this isnt what it looked like. Thank goodness it looks straight on the card. My son is going to a birthday party this weekend and the pair of them are monkeys when they get together. They remind me of Curious George.


Just for Soccer Stampin Up set. My son loves playing soccer, so have made the thank you card for his coach.

Where does time go?

It seemed like only yesterday I was posting my card to my website. I have been busy finishing up some layouts for swaps I am in. I will take some pictures and post them as well. I am away til Sunday then will post pics.
I was thinking of doing the 365 scrapbook, but if i cant post on my blog more than once a week...how in the world will I keep up with the 365 days....
I do have pics of some other cards I have made.

Hope everyone has a nice weekend. We are heading out of town to go visit friends and the in-laws.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Under the Stars

I created this Card using Under the Stars stamp set from Stampin' UP. I got the inspiration from another the Stampin UP site. The challenge was for a group I am on using yellow and green.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Getting Started

Well I started this blog a year ago and all I managed to complete was the name of my blog. My life has taken a completely different turn in the last year and half. I have given up some old hobbies and started some new ones. My newest hobby now is Scrapbooking and Stamping. I am having fun incorporating stamps into my layouts. I decided to do scrapbooking the cheap way and use 8.5 by 11 paper. Well I have since learned that scrapbooking is not cheap no matter what size paper you use, and I didnt really like the 8.5 by 11 size, so I have moved onto the 12 by 12. I took some classes and was hooked.
I moved up to Campbell River and joined a Stampin Up club and loved the way all their paper and stamp pads match. I found I was spending quite a bit of money, so decided to join as a hobbyist. I have been teaching a few card classes.
My family has been supportive and enjoy looking to see what new things I have done. The kids love seeing what I have done with the pages for their scrapbook albums. My husband hates it when I drag out the camera, but has become a better sport as he knows he is not gonna get away without me taking a few pictures.
So when I am not scrapbookingor cardmaking, I am busy with my kids activities. The kids have me running just about everynight of the week. I also enjoy playing Wii games with the kids, watching the Canucks play hockey, and reading.