Sunday, June 28, 2009

I Survived a Crazy Week!

I thought when school was winding down for the year that all of the parental duties would wind down too! But I was so wrong! This past week, it has been crazy busy for me...and my poor blog has been neglected :-(

We have had a major project due (not a proud Mommy moment here as Madison left it to the very last possible moment and I refused to help out alot because I wanted her to learn how to budget her time - all year long I have stepped in to help her and I swore the last time, it would indeed be the last there was alot of tears and grumpiness on her part!). I also whipped up 3 very simple scrapbooks for each of the teachers, made cards and bought the gift certificates; someone remind me again why I volunteered to be the parent coordinator??? And I was baking and cooking all week for the endless parties, it seems???

Oh and did I mention in there I got a root canal? Yup! I was eating nuts last weekend with Danielle and heard a crack. Then my bottom tooth started to throb and it got worse and worse and worse. Did I mention I have not been to a dentist dentist in over 6 years? So I managed to get into the guy that I was supposed to go to...the guy that my periodontist referred me to. I thought I could handle the pain until Thursday but I seriously found it unbearable and I can take alot. Instead of a filling, we ended up doing a root canal at my persistance and it turned out to be the right thing for me!

And now school is over but we are working like dogs today to finish the play Danielle's birthday party is tomorrow! Yikes! Stay tuned!

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Heads Up!!!

There is a DT call at My Sketch World. The details are below...

Do you have a passion for scrapbooking?

Do you love to create cards?

Do you love Sketches?

Then send in your application! We are looking for layout and card sketch designers for My Sketch World. Submissions are from June 15, 2009 to July 10, 2009 The names of the new designers will be posted on July 15, 2009 on the blog.

First reveal of their work with new sketches will be August 1, 2009 You must be registered at My Sketch World Forum before you send in the application and we would like to get to know you during the call.

Please include this with your creations: Name MSW username Email Address Blog Link Online Gallery links Resume or list. Please Send us : 4 of your favorite layouts or cards that is based by my sketches. They don’t have to be new.

The Design Team will be required to:

Must have a blog to post your creations and events that will be going on at MSW.

Complete 1 or 2 layouts/cards per month using my sketches that I provide.

Host a DT Challenge every other month during your term.

Participate in our crops.

Participate in Message Board and DT blog discussions on a regular basis.

Leave praise in the gallery.

Post your DT creations on galleries and blogs throughout the web, whenever possible.

Help moderate the MB and alert the Admin if you find anything inappropriate.

Post our Design Team Blinkie in your signatures where permitted and also on your blog.

This is a Term is for 6 months position from August 2009 until January 2010.

Please send your creations and information to Lucy at

Lucy is awesome to work for - her sketches are da bomb! and everyone at the forum is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo nice!

So what are you waiting for????


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Team B Reveal at My Sketch World

Here is my interpretation of the June sketch at My Sketch World. You can also see what the other Team B designers did with the sketch as well.

Supplies: Bazzill cardstock; Cloud 9 Designs (pattern paper, alphas, die cuts); Sharpie (white pen); Close to my Heart (green cardstock)

And a couple of close-ups...

I have seen alot of designers "dressing uP" their alphas and I wanted to give it a try! It was lots of fun and I just love my white Sharpie pen.

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Just Sharing a Quick Make n Take

At Scrap Shotz's recent online Industry Insider crop, I was responsible for a quick make n take. Here is what I came up with! Isn't this just so cute?

The template for the popcorn box can be found here. (Thank you to K. Rebecca Oehlers!) And I just had to add the fun pinwheels - don't they put a smile on your face?

Supplies: American Crafts (pattern paper for popcorn box and pinwheels); ribbon (source unknown); Spellbinders (butterflies and bird die cuts); Heidi Swapp (orange brad in pinwheel); Bazzill (white brads in pinwheel).

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Project 365

The next few posts will show alot of photos from Project 365. I have alot of scrappy projects to show...but not just yet...I'll show some sneaks closer to Scrap Shotz's online crop! (Don't forget to set aside May 29, 30 and 31 for the awesome crop!)

Day 21/Jan 21
Presents from Auntie Jenn - Christmas in January for the girls and extra birthday treats for Madison.

Day 22 - Jan 22
Perroquet! It was a big day for Madison - a special day for Madison! She was celebrated as the Perroquet for her class and treated to a pizza lunch and smoothie with the Principal, Mme. Celia Barrington.

Day 23/Jan 23
A card kit from a dear friend, Joan! Miss you terribly Joanie!

Day 24/Jan 24
A sneak of Madison's Mary Kate and Ashley project

Day 25/Jan 25
A very VERY special day for my little Danielle! She received a special gift from her friend Bryn...and she had a very wonderful playdate with her! Thank you Bryn for being a wonderful friend!

I now know exactly how I will save all these photos...stay tuned on December 31!

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Craft DIY Part Deux

Here is the second part of my reveal at Scrap Shotz. It was so easy to make projects with the June American Crafts Craft line at Scrap Shotz.

These pictures of Madison just crack me up so much! I don't know exactly what Madison was thinking but yes a sparkler sparkles! She was completely taken off guard by the sparkler and the crackling sound! We had fun eating the cake afterwards and laughed at her reaction! All supplies are from the June kit! The journaling is tucked behind the main picture and was completed on the journal spot from the American Crafts remarks.

Right now, I am just loving Danielle being 4...and she will only be 4 for a few more weeks! She is just a delight to be around...and she lets me take her picture all the time! The funky polka dot ribbon is also American Crafts. The journaling was completed in a circle in Word.

Here are pictures from Danielle's 4th birthday celebrated with us. She did not want a cake; she wanted a pie - I remember it so vividly because she was so adamant about it. The tab was made from the Stampin' Up punch. There was a bit of stitching to hold the journaling. I used my coluzzle to make the scallop edge border. And I had lots of fun using the BG bling to add "sprinkles" to the cupcake chipboard pieces.

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Craft DIY

June's kit at Scrap Shotz is the fabulous American Crafts Craft line. I loved it! It was fun; it was sassy; it was versatile; it was amazing! Here are some of my projects...

Here is a quick party hat invitation I made - I think I'll make a few more for Danielle's upcoming birthday - yikes! 5 years old!!! I added the Cuttlebug crown die and embossing folder and the American Crafts Remarks alphas to the kit supplies.

As with the party invitation, I added the Cuttlebug die and embossing folder and the American Crafts Remarks alphas to the placecards.

This was such a fun layout to create - my favorite piece of pattern paper in the kit was this birdie/chickie paper. It is colourful; it is fun; it is so perfect for my pictures! LOL I added some embroidery floss to the centres of the buttons to look sewn in. As well, I had cut the birdies and popped them up on the fences.

One of my all time favorite shots of Danielle...while it may not be technically perfect, it completely captures her spirit. I added the Stampin' Up label punch and some Making Memories mini alphas. For the journaling, I printed it on the back of the double-sided pattern paper. I cut out the lines in the journaling spots and adhered the journaling to the back. Oh yes, I used my circle punches to cut a few circles and popped them up on the birdie paper.

Thanks so much for dropping by! I'll post the rest of the projects for the June reveal tomorrow!