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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Project Tuesday - View Master Card!

Good morning!! Well, summer is really winding itself down here. Andrew and I went to the high school all day yesterday and his first 'official' day is today. Ashleigh has one more week and then starts grade 5. We're getting some amazing weather though right now!! Hot and humid...a nice ending to August and beginning to Sept. So, today at Project Tuesday, we were challenged to make a View Master Card What a fun project! It took me a little time as I didn't have the same tools as Dawn uses in her video, but I managed and it turned out great! I used my CM cutting system and a Martha Stewart scallop circle punch. The paper is "Bella" by CTMH. As the wheel turns, it says "Thinking Of You", "Sending You Birthday Wishes" and "Sending You My Love". Now it's your turn to try! Hop on over to Project Tuesday to check out what the DT put together and be sure to play along!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

LMCB # 5 - "A Sentimental Journey" using Computer Generated Text!

Good morning! Today over at Lasting Memories, we're challenging you to "A Sentimental Journey" using computer generated text on your layout. My sentimental journey is going back to 2003 with my daughter, who's now almost 10. We used to go to a playgroup every Wednesday, just her and I and of course the odd time, daycare kids. But it was something that Ashleigh looked forward to each and every week. This was a trip that my friend Carrie put together for the kid's and they had a ball. I chose to do some computer generated journalling on mine. I have SO much catching up to do! I did the journalling from Ashleigh's point of view. I thought it turned out quite cute and I LOVE these pics!! Be sure to hop on over to Lasting Memories to see what the rest of the DT came up with and hope you have a chance to play along!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Meet Robby!

Hello!! We're on holidays this week and I have not been in my craft room at all!! I've been enjoying the weather and just enjoying family time. Andrew starts high school on Monday and then Ashleigh has one more week and goes into grade 5 on Sept 7. Today we took the kids to Bowmanville Zoo. This was our first time there. It's about an hour and a half drive, so we were hoping it was good! We would go again for sure. Here's some pics I wanted to share. This is "Robby" and he's 11 yrs old. The first pic is from a cat walk through the exhibit. It's really cool! Then Ashleigh and I went on the tram ride which takes you right into the tiger and wolf exhibit!! It was AMAZING to be this close to a tiger!! I'll share some more pics tmw!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

And The Winner Is...

Good morning! I almost forgot about this since I'm already in holiday mode! Yep, another week off and we are so looking forward to it. I wanted to thank you for the birthday wishes and memories, was fun to read! Without further a do, the winner of the Autumn/Winter CTMH Catalogue is.....

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Priscilla!!! Congrats Pris! Email me with your address and I can get this out to you on Monday!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Cherry On Top Award!

Good morning!! I had to share this and send a BIG thanks to Melly for thinking of me! This is so 'sweet'! Be sure to check out her blog as you'll be amazed at her creativity! I know I am!

So now I have to pass this on to 5 blogger friends and this is where I always get stumped and find it SO hard! I am so inspired by so many blogs out there. I wish I could send it to all of you!! But since I can' goes (and this is in NO particular order)
  • Stef - Your cheerfulness and stories always make me smile and I always get a good laugh at your bumper stickers! Of course, there's also your creativity and inspiration!!
  • Suezie - You've become a wonderful friend and I love that we started a little adventure together and that you felt comfortable to bounce some idea's off me (our little stores). I also find your work inspiring!
  • Danni - I just love how you're always so cheerful, creative and when I was on the FBW team and even since then, you're always so good to keep encouraging us and just plain making us all feel so darn good and creative!
  • Crystal - Always upbeat and fun, very inspiring and I find I look forward to seeing your new creations each day!!
  • Ashleigh - I have to give one to my darling daughter, who is not quite 10 but can create so many cool things and comes up with her own ideas and when she does, she comes running to show me. I'm very blessed to have her WANT to spend time creating with me, since it's something I love to do.
  • Lasting Memories DT!! I know, only supposed to send this to 5 people, but I want to send this out to my Lasting Memories DT (you can find them all in the sidebar there) They have been amazing, inspiring, creative and I am proud to call these girls my friends!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Time's Ticking!

Morning all! I've been doing more photography than crafting, so I'll have some pages coming up soon! But I wanted to remind you that this Friday at 9pm EST is the end of my "Celebration" candy, so if you'd like to try and get the new Autumn/Winter CTMH catty in your hands, click HERE! Good luck!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I Just HAVE To Share This!!

I was so excited to receive this email today that I HAD to share! But this means you'll have to scroll down to my PROJECT TUESDAY post and my PUPPY LOVE post! Sorry!! Ok, so check this out!! Remember my tree frog release photo's? Well, I sent them to our local Metro Toronto Zoo and I had a reply this morning!!

"I would love to include one or two of the pictures you sent in our Fall newsletter (which will be published sometime in October)! We will be featuring FrogWatch pictures from across the province and a release picture and your beautiful gray treefrog picture would be fabulous to include! I will send you a copy once it's finshed! Thanks for sharing your story!"
How awesome is that?? I'm SO excited! I'll post the page from the newsletter once I have it!

A Little Puppy Love!

Please scroll down for today's PROJECT TUESDAY post, thank you!

I wanted to get my entry in for this week's FBW challenge which is open as well as Glitterbabe's challenge, which is a sketch. So this is what I put together this morning! Isn't that a darling image? It's a new line down at Pointer's called "Pepper and Friends" and I fell in love with it!! I couldn't wait to get him colored up. Hope everyone is enjoying their day, it's time for my to get mine started.

Project Tuesday - Flap Card!

Good morning!! It's Tuesday, which means it's time for PROJECT TUESDAY!! I've missed the last couple weeks with holidays and just being plain old busy, so was excited to play along this week! This week we're being challenged to make a FLAP CARD.For my card today, I used CTMH "Bella" paper and to close the flap, I punched 2 holes and ran the ribbon through. The sentiment is SU! I thought I would add in a little tea bag and send it off to my grandma! Be sure to hop on over to Project Tuesday to see what the DT came up with and be sure to play along!

Monday, August 16, 2010

It's All In The Discovery....(photo shoot)

Do you remember when you were little, everything was something to be explored and discovered? I miss those times! Yesterday evening, Ashleigh and I went for a walk in the back forest area and we came upon some milkweed plants. She started looking for something under the leaves and when I asked what she was looking for, she said "Monarch eggs mom!" Then she proceeded to pull the pods apart to see what they looked like inside. Was a fun discovery!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lasting Memories Challenge #4 - Simplicity In A Layout!

Good morning!! Guess what! It's time for another Lasting Memories Layout Challenge! This week we're challenging you to use "Simplicity" in a layout. What is simplicity?? To me it's keeping my page simple and having one main focal point. This page is about my daughter's first dance camp. They did the "Phantom Of The Opera" and she was a 'cha cha' dancer. This was a couple years ago. I'm loving having this challenge blog as it's getting me to dig out those photo's and get them in albums. So hop on over to Lasting Memories and play along with us!

Want a chance to win the NEW CTMH Autumn/Winter catalogue? Click HERE to see how!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Some more photo's from my new camera!

I think I'm in love!! Hehehehe! I LOVE this camera! Here's some shots I took yesterday around my yard. I'm amazed at the clarity of the photo's. I added a soft edging on a couple with Picnik as well. My fav is the apple!

Friday, August 13, 2010

It's Time To Celebrate!

Good morning!!! Yesterday was my birthday and I got an AWESOME gift from Keith and the kids!! You know how I love photography, well, they bought me a new Nikon D90!! I'm so excited to get out and play with it! I had a chance to play a little last night, but can't wait to really get out there! The kid's bought me an ice cream cake from DQ (yummy!) That was my dinner! LOL! I had made a roast beef dinner but when I opened my gift, I was over the moon and couldn't eat! LOL! It's ok to have ice cream cake for dinner on your birthday, right?? Ashleigh and I love the show "Cake Boss" and she is super sweet and made me a cake! I got lots of awesome gifts and on Saturday I'm going to my sister's for a "Girls Only" get together and I can take my new cocktail shaker!! The other great news is that I got the order from CTMH yesterday with my new book "Magic" which is in the upcoming catalogue and it is a MUST HAVE for all you scrapbookers!! I LOVE it and can't wait to try some layouts!! Alrighty, here's a couple pics from my new camera....

So, in honor of my birthday, I'd like to celebrate with you by giving away the new and upcoming CTMH Autumn/Winter catalogue!! I may even throw in a little something else too!! It's a SURPRISE!! All you have to do is leave me a comment (one per person please) about your favorite birthday memory OR just leave me a birthday wish! That's it! Contest closes Friday, August 20 at 9pm EST and winner will be announced on Saturday, August 21!!

Don't forget! Time's ticking to get your entry in at Lasting Memories for our CURRENT challenge, complete with blog candy! Contest closes tonight at 9pm EST!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Little Alien Fun!!

Hello!! Well, seems as if another heatwave is hitting us here in Ontario!! Pretty hot out there, which means, time to be in the craft room!! It's naptime here, so I had a chance to finish this little guy up. The images are by Dustin Pike who's designing for High Hopes. The background is a separate image and I popped the little alien up with pop dots. Added a little liquid glass and colored the planets with lyra's and then the background itself with chalks. The paper is from CTMH! Click HERE if you'd like to purchase this card!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cherish - All Things Grow With Love

Good morning!! So, how many of you have used "Flip Flaps"? I am sure there's many other names for them, but I've just started using them and I am LOVING them! CTMH is coming out with new sizes in Sept to and I'm really excited to try those out! With the flip flaps, you can keep adding photo's and as you layer them up as you see here, you can have as many photo's on one page as you like! I've added 1 flip flap/2 photo's to this one so I could fit my niece, Bella, all onto the one page. These are more pics from Hayden's birthday party. Bella loved the cake her mommy made!! Cute, huh???

Monday, August 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Layout

Here's another layout I did from my nephew's birthday party. I used CTMH "Topstitch" Level 1 paper pack and stickease. Again, one of my fav's!! I added some little pearls in the windmills.