Sunday, August 30, 2009

Post 9 (final LCOM Reveal)

Hello Friends!
This is my last reveal for my Guest position at Let's Capture Our Memories this month. I had a SUPER FANTASTIC time and am still SO THRILLED at the invitation! Thank you SO MUCH, Tina & Tanya for having me on your team this month. I had SO MUCH FUN and this kit was DEVINE!
Don't forget, you still have some time to participate, details can be found on the LCOM SKETCH BLOG :). (There is a chance to win a COMPLETE Pink Paislee line!!)
Oh! I should also mention that the fantasic ladies there are hosting a GRAND OPENING on-line crop! Check it out HERE!

Happy Sunday! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 28, 2009


SO SORRY for neglecting this blog this week! Little Man has been home with me, I have been cleaning and am WIPED at night. Not alot of energy to spare here. I can't wait for things to be back to normal next week!
Merry Christmas! (this is my life the past week)

Since the WISH book entered my house last Thursday, my 4 year old has been sleeping with it. We don't do storytime at night anymore, we look at the WB instead. I'd swear we have looked through it at LEAST a dozen times. He has about 6 things he NEEDS from Santa (one being a complete kitchen set complete with wall clock, microwave and coffee maker). PLUS he has re-discovered his Barney Christmas movie (EEK!). Dad came to visit this week and was greeted with a HUGE 'MEH-Wee CHWISSMAS, Gwampee!" (tee hee). The Santa hat made it's appearance on LM's head yesterday (much to delight of Leanne who comes over-she was in shorts).

And just now, I was made to sing Deck the Halls after being prompted with a "sing 'FA WA WA WA WAH, Momma!'".

On the other hand, I think this will be the year Little Man goes completely NUT-SO for C-mas (he has never really 'gotten' holidays/bithdays before). So SECRETLY, I am thrilled to begin celebrating the holiday so early but NEXT year, the Wish Boook won't be making an appearance in our home until OCTOBER. lol
Thank you Sears!
In the meantime, I have been working on some scrappy things (that aren't photographed yet :( ) and have some SUPER FUN NEWS to share (but I am supposed to keep it to myself awhile longer yet!) So I will leave you with this LO of Little Man from last year to get you inthe spirit ;)

Happy Friday Everyone! Thanks for popping in!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Post 7 (Mixer 27!)

Woohoo! Tonight is Reveal night at Mix it Up! We had an AMAZING sketch to work with as well as an awesome color swatch for added insporation. I was inspired to dig into my MOUNTAIN of paper and pulled out some Cosmo Cricket and I even got to play with my NEW Martha Stewart Craft punch. (Image borrowed from

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This LO is of my FIL and MIL while we were on our anual summer vacation. This year we rented wonderful cottages in beautiful Cavendish, PEI and had a marvelous time. My In-Laws are so photogenic and LOVE posing for pics! Aren't they adorable?

Supplies used:

Papers-My Mind's Eye (black polka), Bo Bunny (teal Polka), Cosmo Cricket (striped), Scenic Route (grid)

Cardstock-Bazzill, Buttons-assorted, Black Zig, DMC embroidery Floss

Stamps-Just cre8, Ink-Stazon, Alphas- Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket

Crafter's Workshop Doodle Template, Martha Stewart Edger Punch (loopy)

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Wednesday!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Post 6 (Upsy Daisy DT Call)

Upsy Daisy Designs is having a DT call and I have applied (you can read the call HERE). The competition is sure to be fierce (there is ALOT of serious talent out there-and I am lucky enough to call some of these ladies my friends!)
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I had ALOT of fun playing with these papers and mixing product lines. For example, the LO below uses 3 UDD lines (Vroom/green, Applesauce/floral & burgundy & Ice Cream Shoppe/ spotted column.)
Journalling reads: Note to self. Do not leave camera unattended at NYE party.
I was QUITE pleasantly surprised to find this photo on my camera. We had alot of fun that night but I had somehow missed seeing ANY of this!
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This LO uses ALOT of papers from the Vroom Vroom line.I must admit, I bought these papers in anticipation I would use them eventually and they ended up working PERFECTLY for my LO about DH and LM go cart riding in PEI on our summer vaca!

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And last but not least, I have a LO using the Sweet Slumber (pink) & Modello (brown) lines.
I have gone record before on how much I loved the Sweet Slumber line. I think it is pure genious to offer a masculine version on one side and a feminine version on the opposite.
You get twice the BANG for you BUCK!
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The pink pattern pp, clouds & tree were all traced (onto the wrong side of the pp), hand cut and then outlined with black sharpie for dimension.
Thanks for coming by! Have a great day!
Best of luck to all the other applicants!

Post 5 (LCOM sketch reveal #2!)

I had SO much fun with the sketches this month over at LCOM. They worked so well with the YUMMY kit from Pink Paislee-it was a real breeze getting these LOs together. There are still TWO more sketchs to come (and chances to WIN!!) so PLEASE, make sure you come out and play along, you can't win if you don't PLAY!!

"I love you more too" is what Little Man says to us when he tells us he loves us. You gotta love how little kids jumble up the words at first. :)
**all items used courtesy of Pink Paislee & Let's Capture Our Memories
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Friday!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Post 4 (Sketch Challenge at LCOM)

Are you a PINK PAISLEE LOVER?? I am!! Want to win a Paislee prize pack??
(details at end of post)
Last week, I was invited to join the FABULOUS new sketch team for the month, over at LCOM. Their sponsor for the month is Pink Paislee, who SO GENEROUSLY sent them the COMPLETE line from their winter release and I was lucky enough to get Captivating line and will have 4 LOs to share based on the fabulous sketches at LCOM's sketch blog.

So now the question is-How do I get one?? Simply play along with us! Make sure to do LO's based on the sketches at LCOM this month!! Each sketch you complete will get your name into the draw! So you could have 4 chances to win!! Link to your LO based on that week's sketch in the comments section (HERE) each week and be put into the draw for a chance to win some Pink Paislee deliciousness!!

Stay tuned for another project based on the FAB sketches of the LCOM DT!!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Monday!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Post 3. (Mixer 26)

WOW! The time sure is FLYING by this summer! Does it seem that way for you? Yesterday was wonderful, LM and I sat out and played in the S--U--N all afternoon (after some serious cleaning late in the AM and I might have even re-vived my tan a bit!)

I have a LO to share from our latest Mixer at Mix It UP! This mixer has an inspirational piece as well as a sketch. I did my best to take my color scheme from THIS. I am not sure if I messed it up or if I got it right. I am having a hard time with my eyes as my years advance! LOL

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The LO is about DH and DS's 'buddy' relationship, they are getting to the point now where they just 'hang out' now. It's really cute and funny to watch.

PPs-Pink Paislee, Prima, Basic Grey. Bazzill scalloped CS

Alphas-American Crafts, Prima felt. Rubons-Prima, Creative Cafe Button

Hemp, unknown.

I am not sure if this LO is as pulled together as I think it is (remember, I said my eyes are going-LOL) but I REALLY am LOVING how it turned out. I don't normally mix different paper lines together very well but I am loving how the blue, coral, yellow & green are all in MAJOR contrast with each other.

Make sure to stop by and play with us. The winner of the August Challenges is eligible to win a kit from Scrapbook Circle !

Thanks for coming by and Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Post 2 (Sussies Reveal)

WOW, The Sussies kit this month was SO much fun to play with! It is chock FULL of fish, beach balls and sunshine and include papers from the Cosmo Cricket and Fancy Pants lines! You can see the full kit HERE:
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All Layouts done with the August Sussies it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Post 1

I SO thought I was going to break my 12 post mark in July. then 'life happens' and I didn't make it. Every month that I post 'alot' (for me anyway) it's always TWELVE posts. Maybe I will break it this month. Wish me luck!
Now onto some scrappy news!
I have 2 happy things to share. The first is HUGE (well for me anyway), I had a pub request from Scrapbook & Cards Today for their children's artwork call!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOT!! That means my Little Man will be published TOO! (I am thrilled can ya tell?? It's been a LONG time since I have had a LO published!! Like LONG.)
My second Happy Scrappy news is that I have been asked to be a Guest Designer for LCOM's (Let's Capture Our Memories) Sketch Team for the month of August!! WOOHOO!!
You can check out their sketch forum HERE. And while your at it, the rest of the board is super fun and friendly and there is TONNES of eye candy in the gallery as well!