Monday, December 3, 2012

Holiday cards from Kit Leftovers

Here's also a few Holiday/Christmas cards I've made recently.  I used some of my latest Mistletoe papers & embellishments and then pulled out the leftovers from the Snowfall collection.  I think it's such a gorgeous kit!

Sing me a Sweet Serenade

So December's kit is called Serenade.  It's beautiful.  All rich colours, swirls and beautiful garden themes.  I think the green in this kit is my favourite colour :)  The dragonflies are great too.  One of the sheets has a beige/neutral background with a gorgeous big dragonfly on it.  Have to find the perfect picture before I use it, LOL!  So, for things I actual did make, below are my layouts for this month.  They all went together quite quickly even though I decided I wanted to do the 3D flowers on Ainsley's page.  The best part about BoBunny paper is that even simple layouts look like you spent lots of time on them, :)

My cutie little niece with the perfect dress for this kit!

Love this picture :)  Can't believe my little boy's so
big now!!  I think that tire might still be sitting there :o

And last but not least, a link to the video...

Friday, November 2, 2012

Jingle Bells - BoBunny's Mistletoe Collection

Hi Everybody!!! Halloween's over and I can hear Christmas knocking on my planning calender :) This kit has definitely got me in the Christmas mood! These pages were really easy to make. Everything just seemed to go so easily. I love BoBunny. Every time I use one of their kits I know my pages are going to be easy.

These are older family Christmas pictures.  Both
boys had these adorable shirt that said "'L' is for Lion"
The mouth on the lion opened & said "Roar" inside, hee hee.
I love how serious the conversation between Brody
& Grandpa looks :)

I missed recording the very end of this layout which, of course, included the coolest part.  After adding the rub ons, I used the VersaMarker on random Christmas lights and the star at the top of the tree & then added sparkly embossing powder.  This made glittered spots on my rub on.  Anyway, hope you enjoy the video.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Prairie Hill Collection - October

When I went looking for my paper collections at Pink Paislee, I knew immediately that I "needed" this one.  I loved the colour combination of grey, rust and gold. The muted, yet bright  patterns looked so fun!  Due to my usual feeling that I can do 5,000 things a day, I was recording the video at 2am and realized the next day that this first "help" layout was only half recorded!!  Grrrrr.... It's my favorite of this month's project too.  Anyway, I grabbed the camera & went to work on the next layout.  It turned out pretty good too.

These pictures remind me of all the days the boys
"helped" when they were little.  Sometimes
aggravating back then but awesome memories
now.  Love the way the inked chipboard swirls add pop
to this page.

For Brad's 30th birthday, we went go-carting.  Evan was only
a few months old, but I got a couple laps in with Brody :)
Ahhh, Brad :)   Love you.

And finally the video... kinda missed the music in this one.  Maybe I'll re-post it later, LOL.

September's Missing Post

The My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline" collection was sooooo fun. I loved the combination of rustic and pretty. So many fun patterns too. I'm a plaid lover among my many other quirks. Here's the layouts I made for the video:

For my Aunt & Uncle's 25th Anniversary, my cousin
organized a weekend vacation for them. This picture
was taken in front of the fireplace at the lodge.

This picture always makes me laugh.  Every time I look at it
I can almost remember the stories we were telling.  Painting
the wooden embellishment was fun.

And last but not least, the video:

August's Missing Posts

Well, life has definitely been busy... Obviously I've been neglecting my blog. Brad's renovations this summer included digging up one side of the basement. This involved a very large pile of dirt that greatly attracted my children's interest. There has been a fine layer of dirt over my whole house since July. Next, my children brought head lice home from school. I am officially tired of cleaning!! I have been inspired to re-organized/redecorate my house however, so maybe I'll post some of it when I'm finished :)

So enough blabbing about my house, here's the stuff I should have posted in August.


I LOVE this picture!  There's something over the top adorable
about babies playing with their toes.  Really like the colours
in this layout too.  Love my new jumbo scallop edge punch.

This two page spread features the photos that Val Wise took
Mom, Toni & me at the Sleeping Giant Scrap.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Random Layouts

Sorry the lighting isn't better.  These were just some random layouts I was working on to try and finish Evan's baby book (*gasp*, it's still not done??  *sigh* no...)

Most of this paper is from October Afternoon.
I paper pieced the fire truck, so I'm feeling pretty good about that!
This is mostly just random paper from my scrap room.
I used my Daily Junque stamps, my Tim Holtz key and Tim Holtz
ruler ribbon.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Double Dutch Collection

Picnic perfect - I couldn't resist this collection from the first moment I saw it.  I love gingham.  Everything about it says summer to me :)  and sooo many colours of it - perfect!

I love these pictures of Brody & the neighbour's cat
I forgot how cute and little he was :)
I was totally pleased with how this page turned out &
can't wait to try the scalloped circles on
another page!
And for your viewing pleasure, here's a link the the latest video ;)

Lots of un-posted projects

Teacher Thank You Card
July's Double Dutch Collection, pearl & singleton ruler stamp

Music Teacher's Thank You Card
Musical Score paper-Lost & Found Christmas,
Green & Floral papers - Jackson Lodge Garden
Kraft Doilie - Double Dutch

Bus Driver's Thank You Card
Double Dutch Collection, button, 7Gypsies tape & black pearls

Teacher's Thank You Card
Apple Paper - October Afternoon
Double Dutch collection & Singleton Ruler Stamp

My Delightful Superheros :)  For a while all the boys wanted to do
was dress up as superheros - their own version.
Most of the paper is October Afternoon.  Newsprint paper - Bazzill
Strips of spiders cut from the first Halloween kit when
I took over the store.  (Phew, that was a lot of cutting!!!)

Good bye card for a co-worker.
The front says "We'll miss you..."
Inside says "Don't Froget Us!"
Green leaf paper - Sweet & Leafy collection
Tags - Jackson Lodge Garden collection

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Jackson Lodge Garden - June's Kit

June's kit is a great mix of masculine and feminine.  It has beautiful floral patterns as well as manly stripes, circles and sparks.  Here's a peek at the layouts I made with it.

And here's the video :)

Birthday Present

Mom & I had a great long weekend this year.  My birthday usually falls somewhere around that weekend, so as a treat she booked two days & a night a the McVicar Manor Bed & Breakfast.  It's about two blocks from my house and it's gorgeous!  I think it's one of my most favourite properties in Thunder Bay.  The folks who run it set up a table in the corner tower in the living room for us to scrapbook in...  It was perfect!  Check out the pics
 So I've merged a couple pics together to show the whole building together but there's a little distortion, LOL!  Sorry...

 I made 5 layouts during our day... The creek is along the side of the property so on Saturday afternoon, we worked out in the sun porch facing the creek... So beautiful!!!

May's Missing Posts :)

So I seem to have skipped posting anything in May...  It's not that I didn't do anything, I just didn't post it.  Let me rectify that situation now!

May's kit was a beauty!  Bright, bold colours and gorgeous flowers I LOVED it!  Here's the video & my layouts...

I think it's this floral paper at the bottom that makes me love this kit so much.  I love frilly flowers :)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Curiosity Shoppe - Graphic 45

So I was browsing all the new scrapbooking products after the Winter CHA and found this great collection called Curiosity Shoppe by Graphic 45.  I was totally in love, however it didn't really say "Monthly Collection" to me...  Not everyone loves vintage as much as I do.  So, I decided to order just a minium order from the wholesaler... for me!  Here's the first page I've made with it...

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Grandma`s Birthday

So I still have quite a bit of the Graceful collection left over & thought I would use it on this layout of my Grandma`s 91st Birthday :)    I used my two edge punches & my new Nestabilities dies for all the great edges on this layout.

Birthday card!

This was my Mom's birthday card from my Dad.  Each year he asks me to make one for him to give her.  This one was made using the Country Garden collection from BoBunny.  The orange scalloped piece in the middle with butterflies was from the cut outs page.  The flowers, button & ribbon were from my stash.  This card was super quick to make & I love how it turned out.  Hope you like it too!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April's Kit - "Graceful"

So this month's kit has a very Easter-y feel to me!  I'm not a huge purple fan but I love purple and yellow together.  This kit features a great plum color and a beautiful yellow/gold.  I think the stripe paper is my favorite from the whole pack but maybe the embossed ruler-ish paper wins... not sure :)  All the core impressions paper is great.  Love the embossing.  Here's a pic of the kit.. check it out

This card was quick & easy... for my Mom's birthday :)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Miscellaneous Projects

This delightful batch of scrapping goodies are the miscellaneous cards & treats I've made in the last couple months.   This first one, with the owls, was for my kids' classes Valentines.  The owls are made with various punches and the two little packages contain jujube hearts.  The larger card was just for their teachers.

This next card was for one of my friends who loves rainbow stripes.  The background paper was PERFECT for her :)  I used a flower die that cuts and embosses to make the floral collection.

This same friend's husband's birthday is the week after hers, so here's his card too. 

My beautiful Grandma turned 91 in February and this is her birthday card.  The big flower was made with the Island Floral Bigz Die.   It's such a gorgeous flower... I used it on one of my March video layouts and on my sister-in-law's birthday card too.

And last but not least, my youngest son turn 7!!!!!  Here's the birthday card I made for him.  The inside reads "go nuts!"  Very appropriate for him, LOL!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012