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Monday, August 31, 2009

Win the new Fall/Winter CTMH Idea Book!

Just a reminder, today's the last day to enter to win! Winner will be drawn tmw morning!

With the launch of the new CTMH Fall/Winter Idea Book coming up, I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway!! All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what your favourite scrapbooking product is! It's that easy! Don't forget to tell your friends! Want a second chance to win? Post a link to my candy on your blog and remember to post a comment to let me know!

Winner of the new Fall/Winter Idea Book will be drawn by Random Number on Tuesday, Sept 1!!

Good luck everyone!

"Play Along" Monday's Challenge #6 - Fall Colors with a 'Punch'!

Good morning!! We're on our last week of summer holidays here in Ontario and Keith and I are also off this week to enjoy some family time with the kids. Amazing it's almost over. We've had one crazy summer here, weather all over the map!!

So, this week's challenge is to use Fall Colors AND your punches! Also, this week, the winner (chosen by Random Number on Monday, Sept 7th) will receive a scrapbooker's goodie bag!!! Don't forget to link your DIRECT link to your project (not your blog) in Mr Linky below. If you need help, feel free to email me and I can do it for you. Don't have a blog? Email me your creation and I'll add it on for you! Have fun and good luck!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

It Is When You Give Of Yourself....FBW#72

Over on Danni's blog, this weeks Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #72 is to use your favorite quote (or a quote) on your creation along with your butterfly or fairy. Thanks to Kim for such a fun challenge. My very good friend, Kelli, let me borrow this stamp. I absolutely love it! You can find it here. I colored with my lyra's, OMS and of course, added a little glitter to her wings. Thank you Kelli for giving me the idea to blend 2 colors to get the color I needed to match my paper!
STAMP: "Bryony" from Susana's Custom Art Designs and "Treasures" from CTMH (sentiment)
PAPER: Stamping Bella
EMBELLISHMENTS: Prisma glitter and ribbon from CTMH

Friday, August 28, 2009

A Fantastic "Winning" Week For Me!

As some of you know, I've just had no mojo for a bit and it's slowly been coming back this past week. This wknd I've been asked to go to a friends to do some scrapping and I've asked my cousin along, so that should help too!! Always fun to get together with friends. Anyway, I did enter a card this week at The Fresh Batch and I won! YAY! Then, I commented on last week's "Freebie Friday" on Scrapbook & Cards Today on the new corner chomper by We R Memory Keepers and oh my goodness, I won that too! I'm so excited and I can feel that creativity moving back home where it belongs! LOL! Here's what I won!

A HUGE thank you to both Stamps & Smiles as well as Scrapbook & Cards Today! Be sure to chk out Scrapbook & Cards today for this week's Freebie Friday, it's from My Mind's Eye! Just click the link above! Also, click on the link to The Fresh Batch above to join in this week's sketch challenge.

"Moments" Twitterpated Layout #2

Good morning! Here is another layout I did using the new CTMH "Twitterpated" Level 1 paper pack, which also comes with 2 pages of Stickease. I've also added the "Organic" Dimensional Elements (button in the middle) and added a couple CTMH hinges for more effect.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

"The Ones We Love" OCC Challenge!

Good morning!! Here's a little sneak peak at one of the new paper packs from CTMH called "Twitterpated". This is from the level 1 and I absolutely love it!! You can also purchase the matching dimensional elements seen on my page. This is also my entry for this weeks Our Creative Corner Challenge, which is NEW In-Colors! More "Twitterpated" pages to follow so stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

"Play Along" Monday's Challenge #5 - LAYOUTS!

This week's challenge (sorry it's late) is to come up with a layout of your choice and it can be any size! Remember to put a direct link in Mr. Linky to your creation so we can check it out. Don't have a blog? Email it to me and I'll add it for you!

Share The Holiday Warmth - Simon Says Challenge

I tried something new with this card. I embossed my image in clear embossing powder and then I watercolored her. I think it has a neat effect! This card is for this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge, which is Christmas in August! My cousin Nancy and her family, along with my Aunt Linda and her (soon to be) hubby, made me a scrapbooker's gift basket for my birthday and in it were these 3 fold cards. This is the first time I've used one and they're quite cute! I couldn't resist this little Sarah Kay stamp, "My Sweet Lily", for this one as she reminds me of my sleepy daughter on Xmas morning. I used a velum overlay on the front as well. Enjoy!


Don't forget, if you want to win the new Fall/Winter CTMH Idea Book, click here to see how!

"My Sweet Lily" ~ Fresh Batch Challenge - SASSC29

Good morning! I'm finally starting to feel my mojo coming back, slowly. This is my first attempt in over a week at a card. I did this for the Fresh Batch Sketch Challenge this week. For this one I used my new Sarah Kay stamp. I just love this one! I added some fun flock to her teddy bear and of course, some glitter here and there. I colored her with my lyra's and OMS. We found this amazing paper at a craft store and wow, does it ever allow the colors to move! I'm loving it!
Have a great day!
EDIT: I won the challenge for this week with this card! Thank you to Stamps and Smiles!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wow, Did We Have Some CRAZY Weather!

Web Staff,
A tornado touches down in Vaughan on Augugust 20, 2009.
The tornado damaged homes in the area.

Well, we have a wedding this wknd, so my sister and I ran down to Nmkt to get some last minute things and man, did we ever run into a storm! Or should I say, it ran into US! Out of nowhere, the sky opened up and the torrential downpours started. There was so much rain in so little time, it was crazy. We couldn't get signals on the cell phone, my kid's were home on their own, so finally my sister said "You drive, I'll keep trying" As she said that, lightening struck a hydro pole (the coils) and sparks were flying. The roads were now looking like a flood was happening, cars were hydro-planing. My sister said "This is another reason I don't have a license!" No kidding! So, we eventually made it to WalMart and it wasn't too bad at that point. It was really strange, one minute ppl were pulling off because you couldn't see and then it just stopped. It started again once we got up the road a bit, then stopped and once we were in WalMart, we could hear it hitting the roof. Anyway, long story brother met us there to take our nephew out and as we were getting Hayden in the truck, the lightening was going all around us, in the clouds, like you were in the middle of something. Well, turns out, there was tornado's touching down all over the place. You can see some video here on our local news CP24. There was a beautiful rainbow on our way home and right now, it's very quiet, which I hope stays that way. We're still under a tornado watch, so fingers crossed.

EDIT: Vaughan (about 40 min's from us) ended up having to declare emergency last night and evacuate 180 homes due to them being unsafe. Looks like they got the worst of it. Our thoughts are with you guys!! Hang in there and stay safe.

Has Anyone Seen My Mojo??

Hi all. I just wanted to do a quick post and say, I'm still here, I've just seriously lost my mojo. I have been taking a break this week and just enjoying the summer weather with my munchkin's. Hard to believe they have 2 weeks and back to school they go! My daughter is doing her first year in riding camp this week and loving it. Each day she rides for an hour, swims for an hour, does crafts, all kinds of neat things and she is already asking about doing it next yr. We are also taking another week of holidays the week of August 31st, so really looking fwd to that. I was just starting to feel burned out. So, I promise to get back at it, as soon as I find my mojo!! I'm also waiting for some new stamps, that should be here tmw hopefully, so maybe that'll help!

Have a great day everyone...

Friday, August 14, 2009

Isabella's Baby Book

This is an album that I started for my new niece, Isabella, a little bit ago. I was waiting to get some pics to put in it. This morning I finally finished it! The album is a 6x6" accordian album from CTMH, the paper is called 'Baby Pink' (retired) from CTMH. I used my 'New Arrival' cricut cartridge for the embellishments, the stamped images on the front are from Stamping Bella as is the charm and the 'dream' and sentiment are from CTMH 'aspiration' stamp set.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Some Of My Handmade Birthday Cards :)

I've been doing alot of coloring of my images, but I haven't been making anything with them. I just seem to have lost my mojo the last few days! I'll get back into it though. I think it's the heat and kid's are also busy in the pool, so I'm outside all day. I am NOT complaining! LOL! Here are some of my handmade cards I received for my birthday yesterday. I thought I would share!
Have a wonderful day everyone!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

It's My Birthday!

Good morning! It's my birthday today, 29 and holding (LOL!) and last night, Ashleigh was so excited about her gift to me, she couldn't wait till today. She's almost 9. She went out with her nanny last week and decided to get me a gift as well. I thought this was adorable!! She chose everything and then when she got home, she ran to her room to put it all together and I was none the wiser. Is this set not too cute?? She did an amazing job on her card to, all by herself. The little booklet is full of sayings, in her handwriting, which I'll treasure. These are her words:
  • I love you, you're the best mom ever
  • I need you forever, you are you and I love how you are!
  • You're good how you are mom, and I want you to be just you!
  • I love you SO much! The end

Definately something to hold onto, huh? Hope everyone has a great day!! It looks like summer is FINALLY here!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

After The Storm

Last night, after the storm went through, the sky went quite yellow here and when I looked out my front door, the sky had started to brighten a bit and the sun was just hitting the top of the trees, which I think it what was making it look yellow. Anyway, I had to take a couple pics because if you look closely, there's a rainbow. Too bad it wasn't right over my house with that pot of gold at the end!!!!!

If Friend's Were Flowers...Just Magnolia Week #17

Meet Edwin! This week over at the Just Magnolia challenge blog, we had a sketch to follow! I had alot of fun with this one. Thank you to my mom for lending me her FIRST Magnolia to stamp! You can see some of her work here, on our club blog. I used a Stampin' Up stamp to do my background on the red paper and then I used CTMH "With Love" to do the flowers for Edwin to smell. (yes, I know, he's KISSING Edwin, but I have no one for him to kiss yet! LOL)
Enjoy and have a great day!

Tiger Lilly's

Good morning! We had some craxy weather here in Ontario yesterday! Thunderstorms off and on all day and night. Other than that, we can't really complain! On Saturday, 4 of us took a road trip down to Markham and our first stop was to Pointer's to see Nicky, and of course chk out the sales! Was great to see Nicky and we ended up getting a couple stamps and some paper. Was a good day!! This is a stamp that my mom bought when we down there and it's absolutely stunning on paper! I couldn't wait to color it!!!! We also got our hands on some fantastic paper as well and the colors just move perfectly.

This card actually qualifies for 3 challenges ...

I added some glitter to the flower, colored with lyra's and OMS. Paper is from Stamping Bella and stamp is from Pointer's!

Have a fantastic day everyone! I'm off to play with my other new stamps!

"Play Along" Monday's Challenge #4 - FLOWERS!

This week, here at Play Along Monday's, the challenge is to create anything you like, but it has to have at least one flower on it!! Can't wait to see your creations! Again, pls add your direct link in Mr Linky so we can come and chk out your work!! Any trouble, just email me and I can add it for you. Thanks again for playing!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

"Something About Simon"

WANT TO WIN $100 in new product from CHA!? Enter the "Something About Simon Giveaway!". *Become a follower of their blog and their challenge blog* Write "Something about Simon" on your blog. Winner will be drawn on Friday August 14!

Visit Simon Says Stamp for ALL your info! GOOD LUCK!

Friday, August 7, 2009

La-La Land Crafts Blog Candy Alert!

Over at La-La Land Crafts, there is one more Blog Candy before Irina's grand opening of her online store! She will give away not one, not 2, but THREE stamps from La-La Land Crafts, THREE of your choice!!! Winning number will be drawn on Thursday, August 13th and since her online store OPENS on Wednesday, August 12 at 11pm PST, you will be able to see everything that you can choose from!
Want a chance to win? Be sure to visit her blog and wish her luck with her grand opening!!!!!

Wishing You....

Busy morning here for me! This is another card I did this morning for 2 challenge entries...
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Buttons and Ribbons!
  2. Mojo Monday - #98, sketch!

I used another of Stamping Bella's new releases called "Cuppa Tea" (comes with a mini and sentiments!) and I LOVE it! I decided to try something different, so I embossed the image in CTMH "Clover Green" and then I used my CTMH "Summer Chalks" to color it in with a Dove Blending Pen. Ribbon, buttons and glitter are all CTMH. Paper is from Pointer's!

Meet Gertie!

Good morning! I'd like to introduce you to "Gertie" from Stamping Bella's new Lulu Collection! Isn't she cute? I decided to use her for a couple challenges this week. I'm using this one for my own Monday challenge this week as well as ...
  1. Allsorts - 3, 2, 1 Challenge (3 flowers, 2 papers, 1 ribbon)
  2. Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #72 'Tealy Good' (using teal and red)

I got back into my CTMH watercolor pencils and water blending pen with this one. For my cuttlebug folders, I used "Paisley" and "Swiss Dots". My patterned paper is from Pointer's...glitter and ribbon is also CTMH.

Have a 'fun'tastic day today, the rain's coming in for the wknd, of course because the Sutton Fair is on!!! Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Hi there! I'm selling off some stamps, so thought I would list them here as well. If you're interested, pls email me here and I'll get them out to you! Shipping is included within Canada and the US. Paypal and e-transfer would be easiest and then I can get them right out to you!














A Call To Serve: The Butterfly Project (FBW #69 & Pile It On #9))

Today on Flutter By Wednesday, the challenge is very heart warming and I decided to post it here as well. It's called "A Call To Serve: The Butterfly Project". This is a piece from the post that I wanted to share..."More than 1,500,000 innocent children were murdered during the Holocaust. In an effort to remember them, the Holocaust Museum of Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies. The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2012, for all to remember."

So, I thought the more we get this out there, the better. Please go to Craft Critique for more information. Butterflies have to be mailed NO LATER than September 15th. You'll find everything you need at Craft Critique. I'm also attaching a Mr. Linky so you can post your butterflies here for all to see, if you choose.

I've also entered this card in my first "Pile It On" challenge as well. You are to use at least 3 flowers or more!

I used my cricut cartridge "Walk In My Garden" to make my butterfly at 5 inches.

Please Note:
  • Butterflies should be no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches.
  • Butterflies may be of any medium the artist chooses, but two-dimensional submissions are preferred.
  • Glitter should not be used.
  • Food products (cereal, macaroni, candy, marshmallows or other perishables) also should not be used..
  • Place your butterfly in a Ziplock Bag with your name and address.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

For A Special Girl - Stamping Bella Challenge

Hello there! Well, we are still having really CRAZY weather here in Ontario. Still waiting for summer to come! Last week Emily had a big release down at Stamping Bella, so for this week's Stamping Bella Challenge, a sketch by Paulabella, I chose to use 'Harriet' Lulu from the new 'Lulu' line. I added a little glitter and used my new glaze pen on her as well. I think she turned out pretty cute!!
STAMP: Harriet Lulu and sentiment, both from Stamping Bella
PAPER: Bo Bunny

"Play Along" Monday's Challenge #3 - CUTTLEBUG!

Sorry, I'm a day late and still have to get my card sample done, but I wanted to let you know that this week's challenge is to use TWO different cuttlebug embossing folders on your card! When you're done, add a DIRECT link in Mr. Linky so we can come and visit your blog and see your work!! Look fwd to everyone's creations!! (my card to follow today)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Some More Pics From Our Walk

Here's some more pics from our walk this morning. So pretty and quiet back there. We all had a nice time. Andrew decided to stay home, and we were gone almost 2.5 hours. He said it was a long time! I'm always on the look out for deer back there, but nothing today. The bugs were quite bad, so they're likely hiding out somewhere. This is our other dog, Angel. She's a mini daschund and the boss of the house! Enjoy my little photo shoot!
PS: Play Along Monday's Challenge to follow later today