Sunday, July 11, 2010

official release " Behind the Lens "

The July kit is finally ready to go!!!!!!!

This kits Is a mini album(6 x 12) done with the "mama-razzi" paper line from Bo-Bunny. This paper is fabulous to work with, fell in love with the colours and the accents.

Get down to the store this week and get yours....everything is included in this kits, to make the album,and the paper embellishments....i had an absolute blast making this kit for you......You wont be disappointed, I promise.

here are just a few photo's , to see the project, stop by the store, its on the front counter.

Have a great week and enjoy the "behind the Lens" July kit!!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

What are you up to this weekend?

My holiday week is ending....booooo
My parents are in town to visit....yah!
We are going car shopping to test new cars for me
Hanging out with Kbear and family
Trying to stay cool!

Are you going to Street Wheelers this weekend?
Are you scrapbooking?

I just spent the past couple of days at the store with friends scrapbooking. I have a couple of layouts to share in the future :)

Hope you have a safe and funfilled weekend!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My trip in photos (that I can not wait to scrapbook!)

I was on an Alaska cruise last week on Celebrity Cruises. It was a last minute thing for work. Not to shabby. I had a great time (even though it was my 2nd cruise to Alaska). I got to see a couple of new ports and totally fell back in love with ones I saw before.

I can not wait to scrapbook my photos! But for now, here is one from each port of call.

Vancouver (Stanley Park with the downtown in the background as we sailed by and then under the Lions Gate Bridge).

Ketchikan (a new port for me and a new fav! This was taken at Creek Street the old Red Light District now a quaint shopping area.)

Icy Straight Point (a new port for me and very outdoorsy)

Juneau (was here before but nice to see it again. This was my view during breakfast that morning)

Skagway (was here before but still a fav!)

Ice Ice and more ice!
Mendenhall Glacier outside of Juneau

Turner Glacier just before seeing Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier (look closely - the weather sucked that day!)

Watch soon for layouts!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

preiview 5

here is another preview for the july kit!!!! im sure we will be relaeasing it very soon, like i said before you dont want to miss out on this one..its a great kit!!!!!
hope u all had a great weekend, and have a fabulous week

Monday, July 5, 2010

A Year of Challenges

Here is your weekly Monday challenge. Sorry it is a bit late today - I slept in (a lot!).
Use bright and unusual colours for your holiday photos. Dont be typical (ie - red and green for Christmas, orange and black for Halloween, pink and red for Valentines day). I used lime greens, purples, oranges and love how this layout turned out! (sorry for the wonky scan, not sure what is up with that)

As another fun little challenge, use a play on words for your title...."lion" instead of "lying" - have fun with it!
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

stuff I've been doing lately

Good morning! Are you tired of seeing my painted layouts yet? Well, I have another version for you.
This time a painted a column of paint, then stamped on it with black staz on with a circle stamp. I added a few Hambley rub-ons. I sewed right through the title.

Add a little masking tape and buttons. I suppose it isn't too crazy of a layout, but I like how it turned out. The cardstock is Bazzil, so it's got a bit of a pattern that showed up nicely where I stamped the circles.
Cool huh? Any questions? Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 2, 2010

day 4 peek

good day everyone!!! hope u all had a wonderful Canada day!

here is the peek for today..enjoy


Thursday, July 1, 2010

peek 3

beautiful pics ronnie what gorgeous gurls u all are!!

so here is peek 3 for the July kit!!!!
happy Canada day everyone....see ya all tomorrow

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I'm bumpin' Tammy

so that I can show you photos of Nicki's grad. I have over 200 proofs I have to go through... She was so pretty. And I was so proud.Loved her dress. (From Once Upon a Bride)The back of it was pretty too.This is one of the few photos I have of me from that day. That's a warning to all scrapbookers out there, hand over the camera!!LOL, I love this one of my girls.

And finally, check out her shoes! Yes! Converse! (Footlocker) The purple and green checkers went perfectly with her dress.

Thanx for letting me share! And my test went well, btw! It was about as hard as I thought it would be, but I don't get results for about 8 weeks. I know! 8 Weeks!! I need 61 to pass, so I'm feeling pretty confident. And if I do fail, I can take it again in Feb. so it's not the end of the world.

Have a good week! Don't forget to check out Tammy's peek in the post below this one!


another day, another peek!!!

here is your second peek!!!!

have a great day everyone

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

good day!!!!

finally the kids are all done school!!!! yeahhhhhhh im glad to have them home...for now!!!!

Ive been busy creating away the july kit, and have fallen in love with it!!!

we have a small delay in the release this month, but i promise u wont be disappointed with the kit!! we should be ready by the 5th for full release.This is why i held off the sneak peeks till now....i will release one sneak a day till we are ready to go!!! those that know you paper lines may be able to guess what this one is, and any scrapper i know wants this paper line!!!
here is the first sneak peek.....

until tomorrow ladies...have great sun shinnnnney day!!!!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

This week's challenge:

Hi! sorry this is late today! I'm afraid the day got away from me. But I'm here now, ready to challenge you in the week ahead!

Are you ready for it?

Ready, set, 1, 2, 3,
Your challenge this week is to use a number as a title. Here's a layout of my mom and dad (taken on Mother's day) I traced a chipboard 2 onto a paper bag, and cut it out. I inked it up pretty good, and stuck it on a tag that I'd stamped on with some of the drool-worthy stamps from Tim Holtz.
I had some of the circles that I'd punched out from previous projects, and laid them out, and sprayed with mist over the background. I used a clock stamp in a few circles. And I also stamped little circles, using the end of a pencil.There's some masking tape. Some random sewing. Another stamped up tag that I punched butterflies out. A little lace. Just a fun, junked up layout, dontcha think?
so now it's your turn, use numbers as your title. Use a number to signify the number of kids you have. Or do a countdown to (or from) a holiday. Use a number for age. Or perhaps your address? There are so many possibilities!
Any questions or comments? I love to hear from you and I read all your comments, even when they're not directed to me, lol
Have a good week! See you later!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Off on another adventure

I was approved for a last minute thing at work. I am off on another adventure for a week. Dont worry, the challenge will still be posted on Monday as usual. The others will be chatty as usual.

I cant wait to see what they have cooked up for you all next week! I love coming back and checking the blog and seeing the inspiration and layouts and stories from everyone.

Hope you do to!

On a scrapbooking note, I was browsing scrapbooking websites for inspiration the other day. I found this layouts. I *heaert* it. I am going to be lifting it soon. Very very soon. I love the large photo and then all the tiny tiny ones. The only differences I would make would be to use different pictures in the tiny ones, not the same as the large and make it into a 2 pager.....but watch for it when I get back.

Have a great weekend. Take lots of pictures (I know I will be!). Have a safe and happy Canada Day :)


Thursday, June 24, 2010

busy weekend

So my busy weekend is finally arriving. We start today with Darby's graduation from grade 5 into junior high. Tonight, we have Mass for my oldest daughter's graduation from grade 12. Tomorrow we run around for hair appointments, make-up appointments, pictures, and trying to find someone to tie Nicole's boyfriend's tie as we prepare for grad. Saturday we head up to Edmonton, so that Sunday I can write my optician's exam. I'm tired just thinking of it!
You know there will be tonnes of photos taken from me.
The following is a layout I did of Nicki's hair trial. I chose the song title "The best is yet to come" (by Hedley) as a play on words. The photos were of her hair and make-up trial for grad, and so she has another day of playing princess yet. But also, she has a wonderful lifetime ahead of her yet. I thought it suited the page well.
I think she's beautiful at the best of times, but her hair and make-up made her especially pretty that day. There's a little misting. Some butterflies emerging (like her). Some ink.The layout also has an envelope (from Maya Road) that I plan on slipping some personal journaling in for her to read one day. I'm so proud of her, and I'm sure I'll cry not just at her grad, but at her little sister's too. My girls are growing up so fast!

So have a good weekend. I'm glad to hear Kari's doing ok. You're in my thoughts girlie!! I'll let you all know when I'm back from Edmonton. Take care, happy scrapping!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sorry in advance

this is NOT scrapbooking related.

I just got an update on Kari and she is doing ok :) Sore but ok. Glad our leader is slowly recouperating. Thought I would share as everyone has been worried about her.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Do you have an article of clothing that you've practically worn to death? I do. I have a pair of boots that the leather (if it's real leather) has been worn right off, the rubber sole is lifting and my feet get wet when it rains (and it's rained a lot lately!)
Yet I can't bear to throw them out. I'm such a pack rat! So I figured I document my love of these boots, and then I think I have to buy new ones. Always nice to have an excuse to go shopping, isn't it?I did my journalling on strips of paper, then cut them apart and inked the edges. I have some fantastic canvas flowers from Kari that were cut with Tim Holtzes' new dies. Drool. I so have to get that die for myself.
I laid down some old chipboard swirls that Fancy Pants put out years ago on my Jillibean paper, and sprayed it with mist. I had a transparency cut a little larger than 4 x 6, and I painted around that before putting down my photo. There's just a slight border, an interesting touch, yes? And I folded up some ribbon. I am thinking that the glue dots arent' holding it down well enough, and I might just end up sewing down the folds.
So that's it! Enjoy the week, looks like it might not rain as much as they say it will today, knock on wood! Any questions or comments, please feel free to ask.
And Carolyn, I answered how I made the perfect circles back on the post you asked about it. :)
Have a good day!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Weekly Challenge

My challenge to you this week is to use a play on words in your title.

I think you can see where I went with mine. We went to the Just Fur Fun petting zoo in Coaldale last summer. It was fun to watch her interact (or not so much lol) with the animals.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Its a cinch ;)

Oh my gosh! Kari missed posting about this new arrival in her post the other day. I was in the store Thursday night and turned......viola! The CINCH is in ladies!
This machine is similar to the Bind it All, but makes circular holes and you are not limited to using them all! Did you read that? Yes, you can pick and choose which holes to punch.
You are welcome ;)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Yet another version

Yah, you can say I have issues. It's ok. I've made peace with it. I really really like doing this style of layout. The paint is fun. The spray ink is fun. The stamps are fun. Each one is the same, and yet unique.This is my baby brother, Clay. He's so funny. He had Darby's hat on Mother's day and figured he was all that and a bag of chips. Sorry girls, he's married, lol lol lol. I love my baby brother because he is as much of a goof ball as I am. I love the bit of pen that goes around each circle, the photo, and the entire layout. I like that some circles are darker than other. The random star stamps... all scrappy goodness to me.
I used up some old letter stickers... different fonts and styles for the title, it all works because it's so random.
I have an unexpected day off today. I think today will be a good day to clean out my closet, but I should probably build an ark. I plan on hiding out in my scrapping room too, but I can't promise that I won't make another layout that's different, lol
Have a good day!
btw, you can double click on the last 2 photos to see them bigger. :)
*** to know how I did the nice circles *** check this out: at Studio Calico's blog I'm hoping that will help you out.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Just Arrived....
Robins Nest Dew Drops, in 10 different color combinations. (Selling Fast)
Making Memories Slice Hands Free Units, for special order ladies!
7 Gypsies ATC Photo Trays
Plus a few October Afternoon 8x8 paper pads

Anyone scrappin with this crazy silly rain we are having? Can't do much else, so might as well scrap! Don't get too wet... Plus still 2 spots left in for the pizza crop, call the store in the morning to book your spot!

Another version

This is to show you how versatile (seriously, is that spelled right?? spellchecker says so, but really??) my second last challenge is. This version has a black background, lime green paint, and a white gel pen. By the way Kari, I need another white pen, could you set me one aside? Thanx! :) Huh, I just noticed how crooked this is. I've been taking pictures of my layouts outside on my step cause the lighting is better and I think it gives an interesting background. But still, I could at least take pictures straight on. For Mother's day, Nicole bought me that houndstooth tape. Love it! And for the letter D, I traced a chipboard letter onto cardstock, and just painted in the letter, and cut it out.
The stars were very carefully heat embossed in white. Cute hat my kid has, huh? I seriously loved that last challenge, and I've done a lot of different versions of it. I love getting my fingers dirty with paint!
Have a good day!
btw, you can click on the last 2 smaller photos to make big, but not the one of the layout. Sorry, we're still trying to figure this all out. :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lots of Photos

You know how I *heart* 2 page layouts. And you know how I *heart* using lots of photos. And you know that I *heart* my niece Kbear :)

Here are all 3 together with the photos I got at the Doodlebop concert back in March. 21 photos. I did a collage on the right with the 3 main photos of the day on the left. I even fit in journalling onto the page :)

I think the smile says it all with her excitement of the day.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Weekly challenge!

Good morning!
Remember when I challenged you 2 weeks ago to paint in the negative space? Well this week is similar, but I'm going to change it up. Change is good, remember? I had all those leftover circles punched out, and I thought we should be able to do something with them.
So your challenge is this, use those circles to make a negative space, and to challenge you furtner, don't use any boughten patterned paper.
I took my circles, and placed them all over a plain white piece of cardstock, and sprayed it with two colours of mist, one yellow, one brown. Once dried, I inked the edges. I took a leftover brown bag, crumpled it, and inked it, and adhered it. I had a tag that I stamped on with Tim Holtz's new line of stamps and added that to the mess too. Some masking tape, punched butterflies, some sewing, staples, and a few buttons were added too. I add my niece's photo, added her name, and done!It was fun coming up with ways to make it interesting with colours and textures. The tag was a total mistake, but I loved how it worked out, and I'm going to try to incorporate something like that again.
So go on, challenge yourself today... negative space and homemade patterned paper. Have fun!!
See you later this week!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

These were my apple trees about a week or so ago. The blosssoms on them don't last very long againest the wind and the snow. They are very pretty and I can often smell the blooms in my kitchen. It's amazing how many bees start buzzing around them, looking for nectar. I noticed last night when I got home from work that my tree is filled with hard, small, little apples. It won't be long, and I'll have my hands filled with crab apples that no one wants to eat. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with these photos... I would like to frame one or two I think.
Have you lots of plans for this weekend? It seems like most of my activities are all piled up on the calendar for the end of June. My daughter's have field trips and graduations and sleep overs and all kinds of parties planned, and I'll be writing my licensing exam the same weekend as my daughter's high school grad. I love being busy, though.
I'm trying to think of something exciting and interesting for Monday's challenge. We have a soccer game at 845 this morning that I should be getting ready for, and then another at noon. I'd like to go out on a photo shoot sometime this weekend, too, but I'm not sure if I can get away.
Have a good weekend!
btw, you can double click my photos to see them bigger. Why??? I don't know what I've done differently, but it is nice to see them bigger.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

What are you up to this weekend?

Last weekend i spent an amazing weekend scrpabooking with friends. I got a few layouts done and I am so happy with them.

This weekend my cousin is in town playing in a ball tourney....I might get the chance to watch a game (if they dont cross with work all the time!). Maybe I will get the chance to get a few pics too? Who knows. It will be nice to spend time with them nonetheless.

Are you going to take advantage of the nice weather that is supposed to be our way? Get out in your garden and yard? Take a walk in the park?

Hope you enjoy your weekend! dont forget to record your memories. it is the everyday little things that count in scrapbooking as well.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Have I mentioned to you yet, that Nicole brought me back a Prada bag when she went to Europe this spring? She was there while it was my birthday, and when she saw this Prada, she couldn't resist. Now, it's blackmarket Prada, probably stolen or a knock-off, but, the leather smells wonderful. The street vendor offered it to her for a hundred euro, but she turned it down, and was then told, for her, only 45 euro.
I would never pay 45 dollars for a purse, let alone 45 euros, mostly cause I'm cheap. But my daughter loves me, and it made a wonderful gift. Honestly, I don't know my Prada from a Versace, but it is fun to say I have a Prada from my daughta'. (lol) It's a huge purse, and I can never find a thing in it, but I love it.
So when you're a scrapper, with a lovely purse and a fun story, what do you do? Well, if you're me, you scrap about it. :) It's a quick layout, nothing to crazy or fancy. But I love that I've saved the story of my Prada bag. Maybe one day, if I get brave, I'll scrap about the contents! lol wouldn't that be a little scary?? Hope you're having a good week, happy scrappin' and all that!