Murder Mystery Mansion at weScrap

Find out how you can play to win these three autographed copies of Laura Childs' mystery novels and MORE!

See the weScrap forum HERE for details.


I Love Paper!

I have another fun and easy hybrid project up on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog today.

Here's a little sneak peek for you...

Come and check out my tutorial and project!

MAY BLOG CANDY BONUS: To earn yourself THREE extra ballots, please leave a comment on all three Scrapbook and Cards Today blog pages this week that I have submitted work for (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) and then come back here and post a comment saying you visited and commented 3 times at the SCT blog and will have earned an extra 3 ballots into this month's blog candy draw. Good luck!

Tutorial Today and a Designer Call!

Today on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog, I have a fun tutorial on how to make some easy peasy ribbon and fabric flowers.

Here's a sneak of my card.....

Why not check it out here!

I also have some fun tips up on the Creative Crafts and Stickers Blog today too! Check those out here. Don't forget to check out the CCAS blog! You can win our monthly prize just by submitting a tip, a page based on one of our sketches, a creation using our word of the week or even by creating something using one of our FREE fonts! Hope you'll play along with Tara and I! Good luck!

A Page in Time Scrapbooking is having a call for designers! Yup... we need three... yes THREE designers! For details see the call information here. Good luck! You would love working with these amazingly talented ladies!

PTI: Blog Hop

Howdy all! In between packing boxes I just had this hankering to stamp! So I thought I would join you all tonight for one of my favourite monthly events, the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! To find out more about the blog hop, click here. To see what other people have created, click here to click on all the participant lists.

This month's hop is all abut using the colour YELLOW. One of my favourite colours and a great expression of summer coming!

We're moving on Friday to our new house so I thought I need an excuse to make cards to send to friends and family with our new mailing address. Perfect timing for a great challenge!

So here's the fun card I made using yellow as my main colour.....

We Are Moving!

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I also made a matching envelope. See the above image.

Here's a close up of my card:

To colour my flower, I first created a mask for the center of the bloom. I then used my Copic air brush and coloured my petals.

The PTI stamps I used were:
Friends 'Til the End (small bloom and leaves)
Background Basics: Stars (on my tag)
Damask Designs (on my card base)

Other supplies: patterned papers: Scenic Route; sentiment stamp: myStamp BOX (Neighborhoods); ink: Stampin' Up!, Memento, Copic Sketch markers; tools: Spellbinder's Nestabilities; jute string: Stampin' Up!; pearls: Hero Arts; other: thread.

Hope you have a great night!


Hybrid Projects!

This week is my week on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog.

This week I decided to talk about some easy hybrid projects.

Check out today's sneak.....

Check out the SCT blog today!

Don't forget to check out Freebie Friday's giveaway this week too! You have until Thursday at 6pm EST to leave a comment for your chance to win. Good luck!


I Raided Spencer's Craft Supplies Again!

Check out the myStamp BOX blog for my tutorial and examples of how I used some of my son's craft supplies.... myStamp BOX blog.


This Week at weScrap!

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A Busy Week!

We received word the other day that our financing on a property we put an offer in on has come in and we are now home owners in BC! We take possession of the new house next Friday... 8 days from now. I'm diligently trying to get all of my projects done today before I have to pack up all of my stuff to move NEXT WEEK!

Next week I will the Scrapbook and Cards Today guest designer for the week so I will have to stuff to show you early next week but I most likely won;t be loading anything else to the blog until after we move.

Hope you'll stick around for the last bits of creativity for May.

Don't forget to check out my blog candy for May by clicking the ad above. Good luck!


Woohoo! Published and Manufacturer Galleries!

I received an email a few days ago to say that Scrapbook News & Review was going to publish my "The Real Me" page for their June ezine! Woohoo!

I also received an email from Making Memories stating that my "Loving Life" page from Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine (Spring issue) was going up in their Customers Idea Gallery. It will become one of the voted on layouts in the gallery for June.

I also had my "Train" layout placed in the Graphic45 gallery too... right here.

It's so nice to be recognized by some of the amazing manufacturers that I love to work with!


Random Chaos [55]

This week's challenge for the Random Chaos blog was to use:
  • flowers
  • 2 tags
  • polka dots
My tags aren't as obvious as most of the girls since I used super mini tags. One is located in the upper flower cluster with a "XOXO" stamp on it and the other is located in the lower flower cluster with my SIL and son's name on it.


I just couldn't resist scrapping these photos of my SIL Heidi tickling my son! Just love them!

supplies: patterned papers: Bo Bunny; cardstock: Prism; cork letters: Making Memories; kraft journaling tags: Creative Chaos; mini tags: QuicKutz; flowers: Prima, Hero Arts, Imaginisce; button: BasicGrey; brads: Chatterbox, Making Memories, BasicGrey; ribbon: American Crafts, misc.; gems: Hero Arts, KaiserScrapbook; stamp: Papertrey Ink; ink: Stampin' Up!; punches: Fiskars; rub-ons: BasicGrey; thread.


Around the Web

Here are some fun things you might want to investigate this weekend around the web....

Tara Thynne and I have a design call up for our CCAS blog. See details here.

The Scrapbook and Cards Today blog is giving away a copy of Kimber McGray's new book "Scrapbook Secrets". See details here.

weScrap is having a month long Crop Hop. See the online crop details here.

My scrappy pal Tara at Thynner... all Tangled Up! is having a blog celebration. She has a bingo game up and is giving away tons of cool prizes in celebration of her blog receiving 10,000 plus hits.

So Sketchy! is having a design team call for July - December '09. To see the call details, see the So Sketchy blog here.

Have fun hopping around the web!


Sneak Peek for Random Chaos

Here's a little sneak peek of my page for the Random Chaos blog reveal on Tuesday.


Scarlet Nights Kit - weScrap

Here is the second official kit now sold at weScrap; Scarlet Nights for only $16.49!

To read more about the kit's contents, visit the weScrap store.

My first creation using the kit....

Spencer Speak

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Close ups and my journaling....

Forget Flowers

A close up of my journaling....

From the Nest

A close up of my title details....

3 Stars Card

Thanks for looking!


weScrap has Kits!

With a newly designed site and some fun new stuff happening at weScrap, we also have begun to sell kits!

Here's the first kit, Lyrics of the Heart! This kit is going FAST! It is jammed packed full of gorgeous products from Jenni Bowlin Studios, Bazzill and October Afternoon.

The price of this jammed pack hit is ONLY $19.99!! YES... only $19.99! If you'd like to purchase this kit, see detail here.

The second kit for sale through the weScrap store is called "Scarlet Nights". This amazing kit surrounds the beautiful red, cream and black papers of Jenni Bowlin Studios. It contains some cool flowers, felt shapes, colourful ribbon, hemp twine and buttons.

This gorgeous kit is selling for ONLY $16.49!! Yup... only $16.49!!! Can you say DEAL!!!??? For further information on this wonderful kit, please see here.

Stay tuned as I will be sharing my creations using the Scarlet Nights kit this week.

We also having a month long Crop Hop over at weScrap. You have until the end of May to hop through the 5 amazingly creative crops deisgned by our very own weScrap forum members. AND... you can win PRIZES for participating! I sure hope you'll join us all month long for tons of scrappy fun. For the Crop Hop details, visit the weScrap Crop forum here.


A Page in Time - May Reveal [part 2]

A Page in Time scrapbook kits have 3 parts to them. I have already shown part one of the kit, the Webster's Pages kit, here.

Here's the second part to the APIT kit, We R Memory Keepers "Tiffany's" kit.

The last and final part of the APIT May kit is the awesome We R Memory Keepers, "MVP" kit.

Here is my first 2 page layout I created using this part of the APIT kit;


click to enlarge any photos

Here are the close ups:

As part of assignments each month, we have to create a project using our scraps. Here's the cute little card I made for my son's little buddy who celebrated his birthday last week.

Happy Birthday Braydon

I created the little flag and the Happy Birthday label in my photo editing program using the Varsity font. Works perfectly with these papers! I used a Q-tip with the fuzzy ends cut off for the flag pole... pretty clever huh?

Hope you enjoyed your A Page in Time tour. If you'd like to purchase this kit, you better get it quick! It's going fast!

Happy scrapping!


Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

Hope you're all having a great day today! It's just Spencer and I hangin' out all day here. Todd's at work.
Spencer made me a pretty pink personalized book mark at school. It even has a cute little photo of him on it. Todd and Spencer got me a little compressor for my Copic airbrush system so I have endless "air". Gotta love my boys!

Hope you're having a great too!


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