Monday, November 30, 2009

Super Secret Project

I know some of you have been waiting to see the outcome of the Super Secret Project I have been talking about and working on! Here you go!

A top view of the Super Secret Project

I have been working on a Super Secret Project this weekend - for Kbear et al. I took it over to my siser's tonight - she was pretty impressed and surprised. Hopefully they will enjoy it and get good use out of it. Now I did learn a few things in making this one - for the next time (whenever that is! LOL)

Have you figured it out?

It is an Advent Calendar for the month of December.

Note - I am not this creative on my own! I based it on one that I saw it on this website Advent Calendar. I made mine with the larger matchboxes. She used smaller ones, but I needed more space to put little gifts for Kbear who is 22 months (fruit candies, fruit to go, etc).

Thanks for looking! ~~Melanie

Glitter for you, glitter for me!.


New colors!!!!!
65mm roll now available.
Come and play!.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

This may be a first for me, 2 posts in 2 days. If I keep this up, I may just have to get a blog of my own! I thought I'd show you some of the photos I took yesterday, and hopefully I'll be able to carve out a little time to scrapbook them.

And here's some quotes to help you out with your own winter photos:

"Every mile is two in winter." ~George Herbert

"Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours."" ~Robert Bryne

"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face." ~Victor Hugo

"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation."~Sinclair Lewis

"Snowflakes are one of natures most fragile things, but just look at what they do when they stick together." ~Verna M. Kelly

"A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water."~Carl Reiner]

"Snowmen fall from heaven...unassembled."~Anon.

Have a great day! See ya again soon. :D

~Ronni H.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I knew I had photos of some layouts to show you, and when I went out this morning to take photos of the snow, I found them! Too many memory cards for the camera, and not enough for me! LOL (get it? or am I really not funny?)

Anywho!! One of my mom's sisters was here for a visit this summer. I happily shot off a couple dozen photos of the two of them. :) The blue background paper, I stamped all over with swirls. I took a piece of shaped patterned paper that I had, and traced it on the back of the patterned paper that I used in this layout so I had that cool brackety-y shape in the colours I wanted. I sewed it down (I've been doing a lot of sewing on paper lately.)
I made a flower by tracing 3 different shapes of hearts onto the paper, layering and stacking them into a flower shape, and using a brad in the center. I finished it up with lots of stickles. I hate the drying time, but love the effect.The butterfly (which I wish I'd gotten a better photo of) I stamped onto a transparency with Staz-on and cut out, and then repeated the technique with the clock stamp. I wrote my journaling along the shaped patterned paper. A little lace. A little bling. And ta-da!

I have to write a test today for school. Again. Luckily I do that on the internet. And I have laundry to do. As I mentioned earlier, I took photos of the snow that fell overnight, and I want to go through them and get those printed off. I have a date with my scrapping room that I don't want to miss out on either. Hmmm, almost sounds like I'm a little busy?

Have fun scrapping, we'll chat again soon!

~Ronni H.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Holy cow!

ONE month until Christmas!!!! Are you ready? Are your cards done? Is your house decorated? Is your shopping done? Is your baking complete?

ONE month and ONE week until New Years! Do you have plans? I used to host a New Years Eve crop online with challenges galore. Now, I just sit at home with a bunch of movies and scrapbook the night away. Sometimes friends join me. Sometimes they have a life and go party lololol

ONE month, ONE week and ONE day until the reveal of our new ideas coming your way! On the blog, in the store, with the DT, in classes and projects. We hope you will like it!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009


hahaha Not THAT green.......THIS GREEN!!!

Are you heading up to Calgary for the parties and game? I know someone who is going ;) I expect a lot of photos!!!!! My dad and brother were at the game on Sunday in Regina - how fun would that have been?

We are going to the light parade out in Coaldale on Friday night with Kbear and my "other L friend" lol On Saturday, we are heading out to the craft show at the exhibition grounds. I might even squeeze in some scrapbooking this weekend too. You never know!

However you spend your weekend.....remember to take pictures and scrapbook all about it!


Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy weekend!

Happy Friday! I've been waiting for this weekend for two weeks. I've been so busy the past few weekends, and even though this one isn't much slower, I'm at least home for it. I have a paper I've got to get written for school, and my house is in shambles, but there are so many ideas I want to try scrapping.

I hear the store is open late tonight too.... I'm hoping to convince my other half that tonight would be a good night to go shopping for Christmas. Early Christmas gifts are good too. And if Dave asks what I'd like for Christmas, I'd love a Slice. ;)

I have done a little scrapping, I'll post pictures of that later... it was too dark last night to take photos. That felt so good, I haven't scrapped in a month! I know, shocking, isn't it!! But I thought I'd take a minute and show you a few photos from my last trip to Calgary... I love that city, I'd almost move there. The view from my hotel room the night I got there.
What it looked like early Sat. morning (my classes started at like, 8:30 a.m., no sleeping in for me!)

The Calgary tower on the way downtown. We stayed at the Hyatt.... oohhh, so great!! I can't wait to scrap some of these photos!! :D
Anyways, just wanted to pop in and say hi, and happy weekend! Get to scrapping!
~Ronni H.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Amazing Picture I just have to share....:)
This is a picture I took this weekend, of a great couple that i have been getting to know. I had so much fun taking their pictures, & it was truly a honor. Can you imagine how much fun this beautiful bride is going to have scrapbooking these pictures? Thanks for looking. Kari

Monday, November 16, 2009

Warm Fuzzies

You know, I *heart* Embellished.
I was out of town this weekend and went to a couple of craft stores and a LSS. Man, they have nothing on Embellished. The knowledge, the samples, the personality. Nope. Nothing.

I cant wait until life slows down a bit and I can get my grubby fingers back into play mode :)

This week I am off to Calgary for a couple of days. I have an eye specialist appointment. Wish me luck. He is going to be testing to see if I am a candidate for eye surgery - which still wont help the condition, but would slow it down for a bit (and not covered by health care...ack!).

You know we have less than 6 weeks until Christmas!!!
Is your shopping done?
Are your cards made?
Are you planned and on schedule?
Are you ready?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy weekend!

So how are you doing? Was it just me, or did yesterday feel like a Monday in the middle of the week. My week has been all mixed up with a holiday in the middle of it.

Have you got many scrappy plans this weekend? I'm afraid I don't... I have an optical convention in Calgary this weekend. But I am bringing my little camera, and hoping for some intersting photo ops. Who knows, right? I was inCalgary last weekend too, for a lab for school. I did pretty good, thanx for asking. 4.92 out of 5 and while I'm pretty proud of that mark, I'd like to know what I did wrong. Our papers, after they're marked go to the head office in NAIT, so I'm not sure if I'll ever know.

I did start a little bit of scrapping on Wed., but it's not complete. I go through spurts when I scrap lots really fast, then scrap little very slow. And I'm on slow speed right now. But I thought I'd leave you with a cool photo I took the day after Halloween.

Have a good weekend! See ya soon!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This, that, and the other...

Hey! How's it going? I'm ok... the wind is driving me a little nutty though. I'd love to show you some of the awesome layouts that I've done recently, but alas, I've been in a real funk since I was at the store last month for the big crop. Not sure what my problem is, but I really haven't had a lot of time to scrapbook either. So I'm patiently waiting it out. What do you do when you have scrappers block?

I do, however, have some cool Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns to show you... I'm thinking of making a mini Halloween album about them, and I am hoping that will be enough to get me out of my scrappers block.
Above is my oldest daughter's pumpkin.
and here is my youngests: And the oldest daughter's boyfriend's pumpkin And here's mine... a little one getting attacked by a large one! Fun, eh?
So I hope things are going well, and I'll chat with you again soon!
~Ronni H.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Changes are in the works...

Keep your eyes peeled!

We are changing things up. Kits, challenges, blog, layouts, projects, ideas..............

Let us know if there is anything in particular you would like to see.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


This sways from a scrapbook post, but it is still crafty!

I am working the craft show this weekend. My sister and I went to help set up on Friday evening and then she was working yesterday and I was to work today. They called me at work yesterday before lunch and asked if I could come in the afternoon. Yup. So I was there. My sister is coming in this afternoon to help. It is so busy!

I am so amazed by the creative spirit that is there by all artisans. There is some amazing work there. So professional! So well put together and run. I love this craft show each and every year! It amazes me what people can do with jewlery, pottery, window, vinyl signs, etc. So cool!

If you are out and about there, stop by to say hi if you see me around!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Any scrappy plans this weekend?

Not for me....I work on Saturday and then I am helping out at the Fall Into Christmas Craft show on Sunday. My high school English and Phys Ed (ya ya I took phys ed once upon a time haha) now run it and I offered to help if they needed anyone. This year they called and my sister and I will be there over the weekend! Cant wait! I love craft shows!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November 12 Challenge

Ha! Thought I may have forgot? Nope. That being said....our November theme...

Remember this....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Having fun with cards this year!

Ok so I spend most of the day with my sister and K-bear! Priorities you know! LOL But I got some cute photos of her at the park.

On the other hand, I didnt get a chance to work on my other Christmas cards like I had hoped, but maybe tonight. In the mean time, here are the two cards I do have done so far...for those two of you who just cant wait! Not naming any names *cough*cough*kariandmelissa*cough*cough*
Card 1 - Jillibean
Saw this bird paper and fell in love! It is so fun. A quick and easy card. I made the green the card back, trimmed the pattern paper (you can get 6 cards out of 1 sheet), inked it, crimped the brown cardstock, matted the paper on to the brown added a red ribbon and googley eyes onto the birds and a quick stamped saying.
Card 2 - Pink Paisley
A different size and cut for me. 3 to a 12x12 page - 3.5x12 folded. Trimmed the red cardstock for the card back, punched the one edge to look like notepaper, inked the red and blue patterns, added a blue ribbon and stamped a quick holiday saying matted it and popped it up. Oh and for a light bling 3 rhinestones on the ribbon.

Thanks for looking!
**Dont forget when making cards find your envelope and then cut your cards to fit. Dont make your cards and hope to find envies to fit (if a different size!). I have seen this done too many times in the past and then panic falls when trying to find specialty sizes of envelopes and the cost of them.
**A great gadget that Kari has in store is the Scorpal where you can MAKE your own envelopes of all different shapes and sizes. Ask her about it if you are a big card making fan. It is a must have!

Monday, November 2, 2009

36 Christmas cards down...

a few more to go.

I was in the groove yesterday! I finished up 36 Christmas cards (most of them in my new favourite colour combo for the holidays...) I cant wait to show you. I have a few more to make up - a different design. I am giving some to my sister to send off this year too - well she is getting the rest that are left over from last year and then some of this year's as well. We cant be sending the same ones to the same people lol

I have this afternoon and tomorrow off. I hope they are just as productive in the card making......I will be posting a picture tomorrow :)


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Too cute to spook...

...and I ain't "Lion"!

I love having my K-bear in town. I get to share so many stepping stones in her life.

I had a wonderful little knock on my door yesterday afternoon and then a cute little "Raaaarrrrhhhh" After treats, we went out into my yard to take some quick photos. This is one of my favorites (although it is so hard to pick as they are all adorable - and I can not wait to scrapbook them all.)

I hope you had a great day!!! Can't wait to see your Halloween layouts.