August's Agenda!

Well July is done and gone! It went by SO quickly!


August will certainly be a busy, busy month!


Next weekend's the long weekend here so Todd will have 3 days off! Woohoo! We're planning to go on a few day trips that I think we're both looking forward to. Then on holiday Monday, we're meeting his sister Heidi and our nephew Derrick down at Rondeau Park to do an inprompto photo shoot in preparation for the wedding on the 18th. We want to look around... look for interesting place to take pictures... test the lighting.... that kind of thing! Heidi's photography is amazing and I'm super excited that she'll be taking our wedding photos.


The rest of the month is up in the air right now. No specific plans. Just playing it by ear.


I'm hoping to get a lot of scrapping done... as always! I have joined an amazing site called Scrapperie and I'm hoping to get a lot of pages done with their August challenge of "Scrap a Page a Day".


Happy first day of August everyone!



One last thing... a layout about Spencer's little nose crinkle.....



CONTEST!

We're having a great July contest over at Creative Crafts and Stickers.

If you'd like to participate.... here's the link. There's always a great prize up for grabs!!!!

Happy Scrappin'!!!

Only 3 Weeks to go!!!

Our wedding day is only three weeks away! I can hardly wait!!!

I can't believe we've only been planning it for 4 weeks and almost everything is done.....
- dress & shoes are bought
- groom's outfit is bought
- the flowers are ordered
- the reception at the restaurant is set with menu & decore details
- or'deurves are ordered for after the ceremony
- the church is booked
- we have our witnesses and they have their attire picked out
- our wedding officiant is confirmed & our ceremony details are set
- our guest list keeps shrinking... a good thing... I think?
- our marriage licence is bought & paid for

It's just all simply falling into place.

Congrats goes to...

Laura W. is the winner of my RAK of Primas!!

Congrats Laura! I will be contacting you by email today!

For those that did not leave me emails in your comments, you were not listed for an entry into the draw.

Bloggy Give-a-way!!




Howdy fellow crafters!

I'm participating in the Dog Days of Summer Bloggy Give-a-way Event!

I'm offering up a small stash of Prima flowers to ONE lucky winner who leaves me a comment below! Please include your email address so I can easily contact you. Thanks!

I will drawing a winner on Friday July 27.


**Open to only Canadian and continential US residents only. Sorry! **

Stylin' Idol ~ Scrapbook Lifestyles

For the last few weeks I have been participating in a challenge at Scrapbook Lifestyles.

Take a chance and look at all the amazing pages by this weeks 17 designers. This week's challenge was to use green.... and I mean GREEN!

The SBLS Gallery is here = http://community.scrapbooklifestyle.com/photos/stylin_idol_challenge_-_week_4_green_wendy_reed_moderator/default.aspx

Voting for this rather green challenge is here = http://community.scrapbooklifestyle.com/forums/thread/4134.aspx

TWO Time!!! Already!

Yes, my little blonde handsome bombshell turned two years old yesterday.


I baked a rather fitting "devil's food" cake with chocolate icing and Smarties as a decoration.


He certainly enjoyed it....


Happy birthday buddy!!!!

And this makes TEN!!!

I've had such an awesome time making cards for the last ten days over at http://caardvarks.blogspot.com/ !


The final challenge for day number 10 was to scrap lift a card from the http://www.clubscrap.com/ made by Jenyfur and their Fizz kit.


Here's the card I created.... a birthday card for a friend's daughter's second birthday.




It's Nine Time!



Today's challenge over at Caardvarks was to use a clock on your card. So the above is what I came up with today.


This is what's inside the card.
Products:
PP: Autumn Leaves
Transparencies: Heidi Swapp, Creative Imaginations
Flower: Prima
Brad: Making Memories
Rub-ons: American Crafts
Green Letter: Heidi Grace
Ink: Staz-On
Other: Dymo tape



Crazy 8 Day!


Today's challenge at Caardvarks was to create a card with:
- 2 ribbons
- 2 patterned papers
- 2 stamps &
- 2 circles

Products:
PP: Scenic Route
CS: Bazzill, DCWV
Ribbon: Offray, Modern@Home
Stamps: Gelatin, Autumn Leaves
Ink: Bazzinks
Other: Circle punch

Lucky Day Number 7!

Today's challenge at Caardvarks was to create a good luck card.....



Products:
PP: Fancy Pants, Creative Imaginations
CS: Bazzill
Flowers: Prima
Brads: MM, Bazzill
Tag die: Sizzix
Letters, Rhinestones: Queen & Co.
Ink: Bazzinks
Stamp: Autumn Leaves
Ribbon: Offray, Misc.
Other: Magic Mesh

The ants came marching... 6 by 6....

Today's card challenge over at Caardvarks was to create a 6x6 card. I love making square cards so this was an awesome challenge!

It took me awhile to find just the right papers and embellies..... and here's what I came up with....


Products:
PP: Making Memories, Anna Griffin
Flowers: Prima, McGill daisy punch
Brads: MM
Other: thread

Five's the number!

Yup... today's challenge at Caardvarks was to use 5 embellishments. This was so much harder than I thought it was going to be.

I ended up using brads, ribbon, chipboard, flowers & architecture.
Here's what I came up with....


"Home is where the heart is..."

Products:
PP: American Crafts
CS: BazzillBrads: Heidi Swapp, Imaginsce
Chipboard, Key Hole: Melissa Frances
Stamps, Acrylic Letters: Making Memories
Flowers: Prima
Pen: Micron
Ink: Ranger
Ribbon: unknown
Other: deco scissors

It's Hip to be Square!

Today's challenge over at Caardvarks, was to make a card that used 4 squares.


Here's my creation.... I used the soft "I *heart* you" charm as my 4th square.


Products:
CS: Bazzill, Love, Elsie
PP, Sticker: Love, Elsie
Pen: Micron
Misc: Ribbon, thread
I distresssed the embossed cardstock with sand paper.

And then there was three....

.... three sides that is!


Here's today's challenge card for Caardvarks today.




We had to create a card with a tri-fold.




Products:
PP: Anna Griffin, My Mind's Eye
Punch: Fiskars
Rub-on: Creative Imaginations
Ribbon: Misc.
~ edges are sanded ~

Cards ~ Two by Two


Today's challenge on Caardvarks was to create two cards using the same supplies.

I made one card a 35th wedding anniversary card for my parents. They will be celebrating 35 happy years together this Sunday.


My other card is a Thank You card for future use.

Products:
CS: Bazzill
PP, Acyrlic Letters: Doodlebug
Stickers: Making Memories
Flowers: Prima
Pen: Sakura
Ink: Ranger

UNO Cardo!


I'm participating in the celebration over at Caardvarks this week! They are celebrating over 10,000 visitors to their site. To celebrate they have a 10 day long celebration where each day they post a new card challenge. If you'd like to participate, check their site here - http://caardvarks.blogspot.com/


The first challenge was to create a card using one stamp on the front of your card.

Here's my card for the challenge; a birthday card for a friend.
I used a paper cripper to get the corrigated white paper for the candle and the cupcake base.
Products:
PP: Scenic Route, Basic Grey
CS: DCWV, The Paper Company
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Punch: Friskars
Ink: Bazzinks
Misc: Ribbon


Finally Got to Sit Down and Create!


I've been in a mini scrappin' funk lately so I just haven't been able to sit down at my desk and feel creative.


But tonight, after about 5 days of not touching my desk at all, I finally scrapped a page about my son and his love of sand.