Scrapperie - Ice Cream Social Crop

Don't forget, the Scrapperie Ice Cream Social Crop is on this weekend! It is full of very cool challenges and the grand prize rocks!!!

The challenges have already started to be loaded!

Hope to see you there!

Ally.

I Spy Some Blog Candy!

I spy some blog candy here! Check out their new releases too! How adorable are those images!

Good luck!

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Papertrey Ink - Blog Hop


I love the Papertrey Ink stamps! And I'd forgotten that they were having a Blog Hop (details here) this evening so this was my 30 minute throw together card.... after 2 cards trashed!

The challenge this month was use a transparency. I used Hambly Studio's grid transparency as my card base and sewed on some Heidi Swapp mini star transparencies that had each been stamped with different images from the PTI set "Butterfly Kisses".



I cut my moon shape using my circle Spellbinder's Nestabilities and then embossed it using my Cuttle bug embossing folder.

I embossed the background white paper with my scalloped sqaure Nestabilities and then before removing the die, I inked it with a soft blue Colorbox chalk ink for a nice soft sky feel.

I stamped the sentiment from "Out on a Limb" set using my Ranger Archival ink.

I inked my stars with Staz-On and sewed them with orange floss for an added touch of colour.

I added a ribbon bow and it was complete!


Thanks for visiting my blog this evening! Have fun blog hopping!

Scrapperie Reveal ~ "La Cage aux Folles"

Well I have been scrappin' up a storm! With being so busy the last 2 weeks or so I lots my creative mojo. I'm SOO happy to see it back again and have been using it to it's full potential!

So, after long last, here is the Scrapperie's May kit, "La Cage aux Folles". It's packed full of gorgeous papers and embellishments... Crate Paper, SEI, Bazzill, Doodlebug, American Crafts and lots more!!!


Here are a few cards I made using the kit....

"So Hoppy For You!"


"Thank You"


"Age is only a number.... mine is unlisted!!"

And here are some layouts using the kit....

"Feet Soup"


"Daddy's Bright Idea"


"Be Happy"


And my favourite of the whole lot....

"Little Man Hands"


Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to stop by Scrapperie this weekend to participate in out Ice Cream Social Crop! Hope to see you there!

Hard At Work

I have been hard at work for the last 2 days trying to pull together as many projects with the amazing Scrapperie May kit "Cage aux Folles".

It's filled with amazing SEI and Crate Paper papers and some cool bird images!

Here's a sneak peek of the Scrapperie July kit, "Estate Sale"... can you say amazing!!!! All of those papers are gorgeous! Some Webster's Pages, some Basic Grey "Sugared" and lots of My Mind's Eye papers too! Sandi is excepting pre-orders right now!


We are also having an Ice Cream Social Crop this weekend at Scrapperie! We have a load of fabulous challenges and A HUGE grand prize!!! Come and check us out starting Friday!

Have a great night! hope to see you at Scrapperie this weekend!

A Journey Indeed.....

I had the incredible honour of being contacted by Jenny Weston of Making Memories about a month and a half ago. She asked me if I wanted to be one of the Making Memories guest designers for the month of June... and I was ecstatic to say the least!

I received this wonderful package in the mail containing all kinds of the stunning "Passport" Line from Making Memories! WOWSERS!!! This line of papers is full of beautiful things; textured flowers, gorgeous embossed papers, cool chipboard, super cool tags and SO much more!!

So today is the day of the reveal over on the Making Memories blog.... so go on over and check it out!!


Supplies:
Papers: MM Stamp Die Cut, MM Vanished Postmark, MM Ledger Teal Double Sided
Cardstock: Bazzill Kraft
Flowers: MM Canvas Passport Flowers
Chipboard: MM Passport Chipboard Alphas
Tags: MM Passport Journaling Tags
Stickers: MM Passport Label Fetti
Gems: Kaiser Crafts red gems
Ink: Ranger, Colorbox
Stamp: Autumn Leaves, ArtWarehouse
Other: thread


Thanks for checking my blog out today! And a BIG thanks to Making Memories for the incredible opportunity and for creating such amazing products!!!!

5.... 4.... 3.... 2..... 1......

Introducing the newly designed website for....


And my BIG news is that Catherine and Kerry, have asked me to join them in spreading the Scrapbook and Cards Today love by becoming the magazine's BLOG EDITOR.

So hurry on over and check out the new look of the SCT site and don't forget to stop by the *NEW* blog! Trust me!!! There are some incredible giveaway's going on!!!

Don't forget, that magazine is FREE and if you can't get your hands on a copy right away, you can download a copy for yourself here. Don't forget to check out page 8!!! **wink, wink**

Awww.....

Sorry to disappoint but....

.... you'll have to wait a few more hours. We're having some site issues so I will announce it sometime in the morning.

Thanks for all the encouragement... this is well worth waiting for! I PROMISE!

I also9 have some SUPER DUPER cool news to share on Monday too! Stayed tuned for that announcement too! Tehehehe! I'm SOOOO bad aren't I? LOL!

Night everyone! See you in the morning!!!

Less than 24 hours.....

Less than 24 hours until my BIG reveal!!!
Stay tuned!!! This is going to be FABULOUS!!!


And on that note..... check out Today's Creative Blog. Kim is giving away some fabulous blog candy. Make sure to read her instructions and leave her a comment! Good luck!!!




Design Team Call

I have a design team call up for the So Sketchy! blog. Make sure you check that out!

COUNTDOWN.... to the BIG REVEAL...

2 days to go!!!

Some of the guesses have been hilarious! Nope.... no babies! DS is enough for me!

The Countdown Begins!

Well we have a countdown to some super, duper cool news!

Countdown....

3 days to go until the BIG reveal!!!!

I wonder what the big reveal will be????? Any guesses?

Caardvarks Micro Challenge

I made these 2 cards for the Caardvarks Micro challenge: masculine birthday cards....

"Hoppy Birthday"

Supplies:
CS: Prism
Stamps: Gina K. Designs, Technique Tuesday
Chalk: Craf-T
Ribbon: BasicGrey
Ink: Staz-On, Copics
Tools: Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Scor-Pal



"Over the Hill?"

The inside reads.... "No problem... just slide down the other side! Happy Birthday!"


Supplies:
CS: Prism
PP: Doodlebug
Letters: Making Memories
Stamp: Gina K. Designs
Ink: Staz-On, Color-box, Copic
Tools: Scor-Pal, Spellbinder's Nestabilities
Other: Button

Update.....

Just wanted to give a shout out to Deanne over at Sisterhood of Scrap today. I am a featured sketch artist for this week! Take a moment to check it out.

We have spent all day traveling to Ottawa today to attend a funeral this weekend. I will be gone from the computer until we return home on Tuesday.

See you on Tuesday.

A Great Challenge Site

Hop on over and check out "Get Your Scrap On!".

It's a great challenge blog hosted by a few of my scrappy pals and they have some cool challenges going on right now.

Each week a new challenge is posted with some fabulous examples. These gals are always so creative and you never know what the next challenge may be. So go on over and get into the groove....

GET YOUR SCRAP ON BABY!

Some Birthday Photos

Here are a few photos from this afternoon. Below is a photo of my Mother-in-law, my son and Todd's grandma. We sat in the pretty little sun room at the end of the hallway where my husband's grandmother lives.

Doesn't she look fabulous for 92?

This is my son "blowing" on the bright red gerber daisy he picked out for Great Grandma all by himself at the florist. I think he has great taste!

Thank for looking!

Happy Birthday Great Grandma!

Today we're off to Chatham to visit DS's Great Grandma. She's turning 92 today! We have some pretty long life lines on both families so it should be interesting to see how old I get and how old DS gets one day.

We're going with my sister-in-law Heidi and my neice. It'll be nice for Spencer to have her to entertain him for a bit.

Hope you have a great day!

A Handsome Cover Model....

Don't ya just love the new look of the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine? And who is that handsome fella on the cover?

Why... it's my nephew, Derrick! Cool, eh? Congrats Heidi on an awesome cover picture.

And just so ya know Heidi.... I also got a chance to compete for the cover layout... so check out page 8 when you get your copy. No cover for me... maybe another time. SURPRISE HEIDI!!!!

Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine hits your local scrapbook stores on June 21st. Make sure you get a copy as they tend to fly out of the stores.

Don't have a store near you that carries them? NO PROBLEM! The magazine also has a FREE download section for the magazine on their website.

Enjoy!!

Wild Weather & some Random Chaos

The last two days have been filled with some wild weather here. We had an unconfirmed tornado go over the house. It took a lot of the roofing equipment DH had up there right off the top... including a shovel, a broom, an entire roll of tar paper and some shingles. We had some thunderstorm warnings today and DH came home early to get the roof shingling done. He's up there pounding as I type this!

Random Chaos [19] is up. Our challenge this week was to use the colours pink and orange. I made a page about my sister, Christie, "29 & Beautiful".

Thanks for looking!

Card Lovin'....

I found this new blog and they provide 2 different card sketches as inspiration. The site's called 2 Sketches 4 You.

Here are my 2 cards! Thanks Laura & Kazan!


Just Monkeyin' Around!!!!

I am absolutely addicted to stamping so when the Hero Arts stamping company started a blog not too long ago, I just love visiting, watch all their videos and I love playing along with their weekly challenges.

This past week, the challenge was to create using circles. The one stipulation is that you must use a minimum of one of the Hero Arts stamps.... in this case I used MANY!!!! All the images on the card below are Hero Arts.

The fun thing is that I.....

....won third place in the circle challenge contest. I won a gift certificate to get some more Hero Arts goodness!! Check it out here!


How cool is that????

Hope you have a great weekend!

Card from across the Ocean!

I signed up for an international card swap through Karin at "first-swap-blog". We each got assigned 2 people to make cards for and they had to be either "summer" or "flower" themed. I got to make cards for two lovely ladies in Holland.

Here is the first card I received for the swap... from Jolanda in Holland... it's it gorgeous!!! Check out her blog, Fabulous Creations.

Thank you Jolanda for a beautiful card! It certainly brightened my day! Thank you!!!

Scrappy Shopping!!

One of my close friend's took me and my son out for lunch today. It's tradition to take each other out for lunch for our birthday's. We typically go to Boston Pizza... it's our one splurge meal of the year. It was delicious!

Just before lunch I took a quick look through our local scrapbook store, The Paper Pickle. I went in looking for some stamps that I need for an up coming contest this summer. I indeed found them but I walked out of the store bearing the NEW stamps made by one of the newest companies to the stamp world, Unity Stamp Company. I can't wait to use this new system... especially the large back ground stamp... YUM!!

The system uses a specifically designed stamping base system... it's an acrylic base with wood sides. They have a series of different sized blocks and their wood stamp system slides into the block base. If you notice in the corner of each stamp there is a letter. These letters correspond to the certain block base they slide in. I can't wait to play!
Happy stamping everyone!