Tuesday, March 30, 2010


.....has flowers, butterflies, and some indian summer?????

The April kit!!!!!!

hey everyone ! been a very busy month for me, tearing away at the April kit. I hope you all have been taking pics of your self to get ready for this kit!!!! The reveal will be on Thursday, remember there is only 10 kits, hope you get one!!!!!


Monday, March 29, 2010

52 week challenge

Hello Monday!
I love to use quotes. Often they are my title, or I encorporate them right into my journalling. I love quotes, and spend hours on the internet looking up new ones to use. I like how they can "say" what I want to say. Here's your challenge for this week, use this quote on a layout (or a card if you're so inclined):
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Ferris Bueller
Yes, I stamped the quote on masking tape. I used spray inks to make up the background paper. Manipulated the photo in photoshop (it's from when I was down at the park in Lethbridge, remember it?)And added some of the flowers I showed you how to make last week. Heidi Swapp clock, with Tim Holtz "inspire" "breathe" and "believe" metal tags. A little bit of Maya Road metal flowers... ummm, Maya Road chipboard key.
Anyways, have fun with the quote!! Go off, and scrap! And as always, any questions or comments, you're welcome to leave them. :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Scrappy stuff!!

Hello my friends, we meet again. :)
I hope you've been having a good weekend. It's strange, but mine seems to be going on and on and on. I'm getting work done, but I'm kinda looking forward to going to work tomorrow so that I can rest!
I have been able to get some scrapping done, and I've got an interesting challenge all ready for tomorrow, but I thought I'd throw a little inspiration your way. I've been messing around a lot lately with spray inks... totally love them. They can make a plain background interesting, and 2 will never be the same.I punched a bunch of circles from scrap paper, inkied the edges, stuck 'em down, and then sewed a straight-ish line a couple of times across them. I traced some letters for "waiting" and used us some old MM type letter stickers. Gosh, I love those letters! The top corner photocorner was just punched from an old dictionary page.

So, yep, another layout done. Any questions or comments? You know, I love to hear what you have to say! *grin* I'll see you tomorrow then with one of our 52 challenges.


Friday, March 26, 2010

nothing scrappy to report at the moment...

Just a quick post because I have cool stuff to show you, but haven't photographed it yet. My youngest daughter turned 11 on Wednesday, and she's having like, 40 children sleep over tonight. Ok, maybe not 40, only 3, but it'll sound like 40. And then Sunday we'll have family over for a bbq. A good excuse to take photos of family!!

And Nicki leaves next Tuesday for Europe... Italy and Switzerland specifically. She's already promised to take photos of everything, including her food! What a good girl!

Got pics printed from when I was shooting down at the bridge a few weekends ago, so there will be layouts coming soon.

Have a good weekend!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Mmmmm Yummy!!!!!!

MME Lush is at the store!!! Each color scheme has been designed for easy mix and match-ability. Or stick with one colour for a monochromatic look. For each colour we have brought in:
  • Two “Lush”ious flocked patterned papers
  • Three double-sided patterned papers
  • Flocked 8x8 shaped album (thanks Melissa for requesting these!)
  • Chipboard Alphabet
  • Decorative Brads
  • Rhinestone Brads




Kari also got in the new Scrapbook Trend idea books as well as some of the new Cosmo Cricket! Stop by to get yours today!

Dont forget about our upcoming

APRIL 24 9am - 5pm
Gather your unused supplies to sell and give a new home. You will be responsible to mark your items with your assigned colour and price. You will also be responsible to man your table area during the day.
  • $10 table fee for 4 foot table space
  • refreshments and snacks provided for sellers
  • personal colour assigned for each seller
  • no money exchange required - all sales will be calculated and tabulated at the till by Embellished staff
  • All sales will be provided to sellers in the form of an Embellished gift certificate

I cant wait to get some of my stuff out and to new people. I have boxes of unused items that I have "collected" over the past couple of years.


Monday, March 22, 2010

new flower tutorial...

So I'm always looking for new ways to dress up my pages. I love making my own embellishements and playing with paper in new ways. I won't say that I was bored at work yesterday and googled scrapping ideas, because of course I'm totally dedicated to my work. But if I had, well then, I would have this cool idea to show you!
Start by punching 5 circles. (I used a scalloped circle, but a normal circle works fine too.) I used old dictionary paper cause it was handy and easy to manipulate, you'll see why. Ink the edges. (nothing better than getting inky fingers, well, almost nothing better. Think chocolate)
Stack all 5 together and staple twice in th middle. See:Scrunch up the center circle tight. See:And continue scrunching up each layer until you get this, this pretty rose type flower! See! Use to decorate your pages or cards. You'll notice I don't often make cards, so if you ever get one from me, it's cause I must like you an awful lot. :) Or I was broke. lol
So see, easy peasy. Let me know if I need to explain anything more, or just leave me a comment telling me ya love me. lol I know, I know, you just love that I find good ideas. lol
(And thanx for not teasing about my newfound love of all things bold and italic! )
(guess who just figured out how to do that!)
K, see you soon!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Year of Challenges...

Its that time again!

Your challenge this week is to scrapbook a Celebration.

This weekend I was at a scrapbook retreat and scrapbooked Kbear's 2nd birthday. The new Jenny Bowlin that Kari picked out for me to use is very yummy. Perfect for a little princess ;) I have decided that I am going to use the same (or similar) layout for each birthday I scrapbook, so that we can see how she has grown and changed over the years (incase you were wondering why it looks familiar lol)

Dont forget to share your challenge creations with us!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Kari!

Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday dear Kari!!!
Happy birthday to you! Hope you have a fabulous day sweetheart! You deserve everything wonderful today and always!
Love ya!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

May the luck of the Irish be with you today!

Happy St Patricks Day!

Do you celebrate with green eggs?
Do you celebrate with green beer?
Do you celebrate?
Do you share your traditions and if you have, Irish heritage with your family?

Scrapbook it!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

200+ photos

that is what I printed today for my scrapbooking weekend out in the Pass with a few friends. Holy cow! I have never printed that many at once. I hope I have some new layouts to show you when I get back on Sunday!

I am working on a super secret project which a lot of the photos are for, but I have lots of Kbear too from the past few months so hopefully I can catch up a bit.....did not realize I was so fare behind until I started going through the photo files on my computer this weekend :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Challenge for this week

I hope you're all adjusting better to the time change than I am. My internal clock is messed up, and will be for another week I'm sure. I had a hard time falling asleep, and an even harder time getting up this morning!
So here's your challenge for this week. I was visiting with a friend, and we were discussing favourite brands and patterned paper. 7Gypsies makes me weak in the knees, and I still love some of their older paper. So that's your challenge. Dig out some of your FAVORITE OLDER products, and USE IT! I've been hoarding some of this paper forever, and I still love it. I have more left over, still. lol

Just a quick layout about how I love taking photos...Love those Tim Holtz acrylic pieces. I lifted some of the letters in my title, too for dimension.
And hidden in the paper, is a butterfly I punched from more of the same paper. Inked the edges of it, and used a pop dot to adhere.
Any questions?? If so, just leave a comment, I love reading them.
Use a favourite, OLDER product. Go on, it's fun. Reminds you of good times, doesn't it? lol

Sunday, March 14, 2010

My photos from Saturday

As dark as they are, as blurry as they are, as enhanced as I had to make them.....we had a great time at Kbears 1st concert. She loved the Doodlebops!!! I have never seen her sit so still (except for the jumping and dancing) and entranced for so long at one time!

Too bad they had to do an intermission (totally understand because of the costumes, makeup and dancing and stuff) but i think they lost a lot of the kids in the audience when they started again. The 2nd half had a lot of talking, crying and unhappy little ones......but Kbear did ok - until the end when we had to leave and she DID NOT want it to be over lol You bet I got a crying picture of her! LOL Yup, I am a mean mean auntie.

So here are a couple that I took of the Bops during the show..
The smile says it all.......


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Some good stuff...

I found a little time to do some scrapping last night, and I wanted to show it to you today, but you're gonna have to wait. It's gonna be for your challenge next week! I love how it turned out! So in the meantime, I thought I'd show you something I did about this same time last year. I love the combo of turquoise and red together. And b&w photos are always some of my favorites. I love hand cut titles. I love paint. That little hint of red in the "the" title and in the flower centers as well in the buttons makes me happy. :) This is one of my favorite layouts. I hope it inspires you to document some of your favourite things too. Use your favorite colours and techniques. It'll be fun, I promise! Have a good day, happy scrappin'!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A photo op weekend!

So guess what I am doing this weekend......total photo op!

We are taking Kbear to see the DOODLEBOPS on Saturday!!! How fun is that going to be (or torturous, depends how you look at it lol)???? And to make it funnier, my sister entered Kbear's art the colouring contest through the Herald and she won tickets! So we are selling the extras.

Should be some good photos (I hope!). I hope she has a good time. I am not sure how she will do with the fact that they are live and not on tv or dvd lol We will see. I will update ya next week :)


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

more snow!

So now, where did spring go now?? There is so much snow outside my window! Yuck! And I hear that it'll be like, plus 3 today. So that'll be yucky.
Just figured I'd show you a few more photos from one of my favourite excursions ever, and I'm really hoping you're not tired of seeing them, lol. I'm pretty sure Carolyn won't mind?The river... with that cool tower thing off in the distance.Loved the shadows the stairs made, but unfortunately, you can't see the moon in the photo as good as you could in real life.The path way...

And (of course) another view of the bridge.

It must be getting close for time for me to go out shooting again, I think I've shown you all the interesting stuff from that weekend.

Anyways, time to get ready work, have a good day!


Monday, March 8, 2010

52 Challenges

Another round is upon us. How can it be Monday already???

Your challenge this week is to use parentheses ( )... brackets [ ] ... braces { } ... quotes " " ... or ellipses * * to accent part of a word in your title.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

WooHoo! Olympic Winners!

If you're around, you should stop in at the store today. It's the third anniversary crop, and the weekend has been so much fun! There are incremental savings, and still some gift bags to be won. (except not by yours truly, lol)

We drew our winners from the Olympics, and our winners are:

Red Ring: Carolyn M.
Blue Ring: Denise
Yellow: Bonnie H. (you were here earlier today, we should've drawn then! Tammy says it's another excuse to buy more glitter, ha ha ha!)
Black: Jody O.
Green: Delaine
And the grand prize winner!!! Shelley Rideout!

Congrats ladies! Drop in the store this weekend or early next week to claim your prize. Thanx for all your support.
~RonniH. and Tam.

Friday, March 5, 2010

10 Cant Miss Photos

And to catch up, here is March's list

*Your car
*Kites flying
*Your pet on a walk
*Your exercise routine
*March Madness events
• People filling in brackets
• Friends watching games
• Fans wearing favorite teams’ jerseys
*Favorite Dr. Seuss books
*The first signs of spring
• Flowers sprouting
• Tree blossoms blooming
• Baby animals playing
*Children playing in the yard
*Loved ones playing in puddles after a rainstorm
*St. Patrick’s Day festivities featuring green
*Flowers peeking through dirt or snow
*Your toes with a fresh pedicure and nail polish
*The yard after its first mow of the year
*Family members working in the garden
*Outdoor sports, such as soccer, softball and tennis

10 Cant miss photos

Well apparently I missed February! LOL

Here is the list:

*Kids in pajamas
*Favorite gadgets
*Your loved ones
*A romantic night out
*Valentines you receive
*Super Bowl party, food and decor
*Mardi Gras decorations and parades
*Children creating valentines for school
*Valentine’s Day cookies, candy or cupcakes
*High-school sporting events, like a basketball game or gymnastics

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


wow 3 years have come upon us very fast!!!!! can believe it!!! Thank you for all your love and dedication to the store, its because of customers like YOU that we have made it for 3 years, and will make it for the next 10 (at least!!!)*wink*

Please join us at the store this weekend and join in celebrating with us our 3rd anniversary!!! there is all kinds of great things going on in the store and of course our crop....peek in on the ladies see what they are all doing , grab some mojo from them, chat it up and wish Kari, Shelley and Rani a happy anniversary!!!!!

NOTE!!!! this Friday due to the preparing for the crop and weekend there will NOT be a make n' take....please join us again on Friday march 12th.

have a great rest of your week and see u all on the weekend!!!!!!


Monday, March 1, 2010

Here's your next challenge:

I appologize for the lateness of this post, I almost forgot today was Monday!
Your challenge for this week is to do a handcut title, made from your own handwriting. Now you've seen me do this often before. With a pencil, write out your title, colour it in with a black marker, and cut it out. I won't lie. It is time consuming, but the results are fabulous! Cut out the inside of letters first, and then around the outside. Be sure to change your blade often which is easy, just be careful when breaking off the tip. And I find a glass cutting mat works the best. An old piece of glass from a frame works well. Take your time, and don't let me hear you say you don't like your handwriting. Your future heirs will thank me. :)Here's the layout...And a close up of what I did. lol, you can see my reflection in the clear patterned paper on the left side. Sorry bout that, lol, glad I did my hair that day. Can you see it? It's a game of Where's Ronni instead of Where's Waldo. (sheesh, I need to get out more, lol)And finally, just another shot of some of the details. Easier to read the journalling.
So go on, go make your own title for your next layout.
And again, thanx for all the congrats on my next pubbed layout. If it wasn't for Kari's prompting, and Mel and Tammy's encouragement, I don't know if I would've. But they are some great friends. Love you girls!!
Get to scrappin!

March Kit

***ETA - Kari just advised me that the kit will be delayed for a couple of days as she had issues getting the correct cardstock in. Note - SHE WILL HOLD A KIT FOR YOU so you do not miss out!***

Hello everyone!
I can not believe it it March 1 already!!!! Where has the past couple of months gone? I had the privilage of putting together the March kit. I hope you enjoy it! You will get 3 projects with this kit. The first is a card - convenient to keep in your card calendar from the January kit (sorry for the blurry photo below and that it is sideways...I am not sure what happened). The 2nd is a layout and the 3rd is a journal and journal jar - complete with over 250 questions included.

Here is a bit of the background to where i was coming from when designing it for you.... This kit was inspired by a gift I received this past Christmas from my Gramz.

About 6 years ago, I made her a journal and journal jar. I gave it to her asking her to pull a question every day or so and to write down her memories in the journal. I wanted to have her hand writing. I wanted to have her memories. I wanted to have a piece of her with me to look back on. Throughout her journey of writing, she would chat to me about it. She said that some of the questions were easy, some were hard. A lot of them made her think way back about the answers while other answers came easily. A few questions brought tears to her eyes with the memories while some brought smiles and laughter.

Around the same time, I also gave a journal and journal jar to my Uncle and Aunt. Again, I wanted to get their stories and memories from my mom’s side of the family. I wanted to have their hand writing. I wanted to have their memories. I wanted to have a piece of them with me to look back on. Shortly after, my uncle was diagnosed with cancer. We lost him 4.5 years ago. He never answered any of the questions or shared his memories – all because he did not like his hand writing – even after my mom told him that wasn’t the point of the jar. I still wish he had written down some answers. I am going to ask my aunt to do one – hopefully she will. I would love to know more about my family, my history, my origins.

Share your history. Share your memories. Share your family. Don’t let it be lost.