Sunday, October 31, 2010

Favorite Photos

It's been about 2 months since I have finished Wendy Schulz's Beginner Photography course. I miss it, really and truly. It was a fantastic course; I learned so much. What I have learned the most is that there is just so much more for me to learn! And that I love taking pictures that much more!

Here are some of my favorite photos from the class-

Thanks for letting me share!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Layout Tag

Have you ever played Layout Tag? It is fun...someone creates a layout based on a scraplift from another layout. They send their scraplift to you and you scraplift an element from that layout and so on.

Here is my scraplift and contribution to the layout tag.

Supplies:  Bazzill (cardstock); The Girls' Paperie (pattern papers), ribbon (source unknown); Urban Lily (chipboard circle); Kaisercraft (pearls); Making Memories (flowers); stitching

Thanks for letting me share.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Valerie Salmon Sketch #104

I love Valerie Salmon sketches; who doesn't??? I am always so honoured to contribute to her blog. Here is my interpretation of Sketch #104.

And I loved it so much that I made another using different papers!

What do you think? Easy peasy, yes?

Sunday, October 17, 2010


One of the recent challenges at The Inspired Scrapper was "Focus on Family." I thought alot about this challenge because the primary reason for me to start scrapbooking was to capture the stories of my family. This challenge made me examine why I scrapbooked. I realized that I was definitely focussing on my family, telling the good and the not-so-good but I also realized I don't scrapbook much about me or my ancestors. Then I realized I had a precious photo of Jean, my father in law, my girls' grandfather when he was a boy. I knew instantly it was the perfect photo for the challenge.

The layout is below.

Supplies:  Graphic45 (pattern papers, die cut stickers, alphas, buttons, envelope); EK Success border punch

Friday, October 15, 2010

Scrap Shotz Fall Crop

Are you doing anything on October 16? If not, come scrap with me at the Scrap Shotz Fall Crop. It is 13 hours of glorious scrapping with snacks and a store on site!!! So what are you waiting for???

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Little Lady

As part of the Focus on Family challenge with The Inspired Scrapper, I created a layout with the adorable Cosmo Cricket papers.

I love how these pictures captured Danielle taking the next step in her swimming journey with her ladybug!

Supplies:  Cosmo Cricket (pattern papers, die cut border stickers, die cuts); American Crafts (alphas); Prima (gem parentheses)

Thanks for letting me share!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Come On, Get Happy

Ever have moments where you just want to be happy and it just isn't working out? Be it a challenging day at work or with the kids or with the traffic or just anything! Come on, we all have those days! Being a scrapbooker, I don't just scrapbook the good. Yes, I scrapbook the oh-not-so-good because that is what my life is really really like. It's a blend of the good and the not-so-good and I want my girls to know that.

So here is a layout documenting the not-so-good time we had in the summer of 2009 with Madison. I don't know what was bugging her but she was being a real turkey for the whole summer. By the time we arrived in Saskatchewan, she was a ginormous turkey. The only time she smiled was at the playground and well, I just had to snap some photos because I wasn't sure when the next time I would see her smile!

Supplies:  October Afternoon (pattern paper, die cuts); American Crafts (alphas); Bazzill (cardstock)

Thanks for letting me share! (And yes, she was a turkey for the rest of the summer...and I was almost eyebrow-less! LOL)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

It has been years since I have spent Thanksgiving in Saskatchewan. Quite frankly, I love spending Thanksgiving in Saskatchewan. I love the genuine sincerity and thankfulness of our farming community. They exemplify what Thanksgiving truly means - thankfulness that the harvest is complete.

I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoy your turkey, pumpkin pie and yams! *slurp*

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Trust Danielle to invent a *need* for a necklace! LOL And truthfully, I was happy to oblige with this Kiki Art necklace!

Here is a close-up of how the flowers were strung together - yes that is jigsaw pattern paper. It works beautifully as a flower necklace!

Here is a close-up of a very happy little girl!

Supplies:  Tim Holtz (flower die); Kiki Art (pattern paper); ribbon (source unknown); Kaisercraft (pearls)

Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Too Early For Christmas!

Is it ever too early for Christmas? Nah! I love Christmas everything...the songs, the papers, the decorations...everything! And I just adore this Kaisercraft Advent Calendar!

Supplies:  Kaisercraft Advent Calendar (Kaisercraft, alphas); Graphic45 (pattern papers); Tattered Angels glimmer mist

Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Different Point of View

What I love about my girls is that they show me, no they force me, to see every day life from a different point of view. I am embarrassed to admit that there are times when I look at life and it all seems the same but when my girls tell me about what they have seen and experienced, it then becomes completely fresh and new. And seeing life every single day with a fresh set of eyes is such a gift.

Here is my layout celebrating that gift.

Below are close-ups of the layout. I made this bird myself :-)

The sun was made by myself too...and the sun always shines when we go to the park!

Supplies:  Kiki Art (pattern papers); American Crafts (alphas, journaling pen); gems (source unknown)

Thanks for letting me share!

Friday, October 1, 2010

World Cardmaking Day

Happy World Cardmaking Day! While I struggle with making cards, I do indeed love giving and receiving cards! So even though I find cardmaking challenging, I still continue making cards! (Some will get easier!)

Here are a few cards that I have made using Urban Lily papers - yum!

Thanks for letting me share! Have a wonderful World Cardmaking Day!