Monday, December 31, 2007

2007 is Almost Over ....

It's hard to believe the year is coming to an end already!! Where has the time gone?? As most people do ... I've been looking back on things that have happened the past year and have started to set goals for myself this year. What are you goals?? I wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year!!! Bring on 2008!!!! (also look for a new look for my blog for a new year!!!!) :]

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

I wish everyone a safe and wonderful Christmas with family and Friends!! Enjoy the presents and the turkey!! Cheers!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

October Afternoon Greatness!!!

OMG I love the new October Afternoon products!!!! The pattern paper is the most *gorgeous* stuff I have seen!!!! LOL. And the rub-ons are sooooo cute too!!! I made this day planner for someone special this Christmas. I bought the planner at Walmart and altered the cover (just to clear up any confusion). I love love love it!!! (Almost didn't want to give it away hahaha) But I know she will appreciate it!!! Let me know what you think!! Cheers!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Finally Friday

I'm so excited it's Friday!! It means we are that much closer to Christmas!!! I finally got a card done today and used my sketch that has been up forever *blush* I had to make a special Birthday card for someone who's Birthday is on Christmas day. I love the way it turned out and I love the products I used - it's all October Afternoon!! This stuff is *GORGEOUS* Let me know what you think!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

I *Love* Bows!

The best part about Christmas is wrapping presents!!! I always take my time and go all out to make them beautiful!!! Yes I know even though they will just be ripped open LOL. I've been obsessed with making these pattern paper bows. You can find out how to make them here. I hope everyone is getting ready for Christmas ... it's getting closer!! Cheers!! :]

Monday, December 17, 2007

Baby it's Cold Outside!!

You got that right!!! Southwestern Ontario got hit *hard* by a massive snow storm yesterday. There was so much snow I was snowed in!! The streets didn't get plowed until the middle of the night and the white stuff is still coming down!!! The storm watch has lifted and just snow squalls now .... but that means 10-15 cm more and blowing snow. YUCK!!! So I wish I had my camera with me .... I'll take a picture of the snow (for your view pleasure Kim if you check in from Jamaica!!!!! hahaha). After the plow went around the snow was almost up to my butt at the end of the drive way .... I just shovelled a little path to get my car out LOL its looks really funny!! I'll take some pics and post tomorrow!

I have a little bit of news to share too!!! If you click here or click on the blinkie on the right hand side of my blog, you will see my name on the left hand side under artists!!! That's right I'm the newest *Sketch Artist* for Sheet Load of Cards!! Its pretty exciting!!! Be sure to check out the blog, Alecia is super awesome and is offering a prize if you help promote her blog. Check it out!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

December is a Crazy Month!!!!

Wow ... there are not enough hours in a day!!! I have been working insane hours, and between that and trying to keep up on sleep so I can function, I haven't been doing too much scrapping. I have a few last minute gifts I've been working on, so I will snap some pictures of those soon to share. Also I'm going to leave my current sketch up for another week. I'm sure everyone elses lives are as busy as mine and this will give you some extra time to work on it!! Oh and last but not least ..... Daisy D's has finally posted their 2008 Design Team on the website here. I was picked as a finalist but didn't make the cut. I'm happy to say though, the very talented Vicki Boutin is one of the lucky ladies!!!! Check out her blog here ... shes one very talented Canadian lady!!! Thanks for stopping by and I'll try to have something more interesting to post soon!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Scallop Mainia

So as part of my Guest Design Team duties at Scrapshotz, I had to come up with a challenge for the members. I had a lot of fun with this layout. I challenged them to use scallops on their layout. Either pre-cut scalloped pattern paper or cardstock, or to use punches to create their scallops .... I wanted to see lots of them!!! I also threw in a twist, I wanted to see them scrap about something they don't usually scrap or something they have never scrapped about. For me I scrapped a picture of my friends dog that I took last week. I totally fell in love with this photo, and the pattern paper I had picked out was perfect!!! I hope you like it!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Pattern paper is SEI Merderia Island, Bazzill scalloped circle, WRMK flowers, Amercian Crafts Thickers, SU slit punch used, and CB is unknown.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Early *Wednesday Sketch*

Hey everyone!!! How are you adjusting to all the snow??? London has been hit with a *ton* of snow over the last few days .... about 60cm and it still hasn't stopped!!! I can usually handle the cold and snow since I snowboard, but this has been too much too soon LOL!!!! At least we will hopefully have a white Christmas!!! I am going to post my Wednesday sketch a little bit early since I won't be able to get on a computer until later on tomorrow night. I hope you are able to maybe finish up some last minute Christmas cards with my sketch. Remember to link me in the comments section if you do!!

I've been very productive this week, all my Christmas cards are made, written out and in envelopes ... and most of them have stamps on them too!!! I have to make a stop at the post office for some more stamps and to mail them all!! I was no where near this close to being done cards and shopping and stuff this time last year!! LOL. I've included some pictures of what I've been working on for your viewing pleasure!! Thanks for stopping by!!

These are the cards I'm sending out this year ... I made 10 of each, I just love this design. These cards were inspired by a card I made at Corinne's Christmas Stamp a stack. All products are Stampin Up.

This is a special Christmas ATC I made for Sheri the *Hostess with the Mostess* ... I was way to swamped to play along this time, but had a few minutes tonight to make one for her. Pattern Paper is Basic Grey Fruit Cake .... the image I'm not sure, Carla gave it to me LOL.

These gift holders are the most adorable things in the world!!! These can be found on Corinne's blog also. I changed mine up a bit and used the SU slit punch to hold them closed instead of ribbon.

This card is for Carla's *Sketch Book Monday* I changed it up a little bit once I got putting it together .... but it still follows the sketch ;) Pattern Paper is Basic Grey Fruitcake.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Snowy Sunday!!

Ughhh .... As I get older, the more I can't handle the cold anymore!!! I love winter for many things like hockey and snowboarding .... but I'd honestly rather have sun and heat!!! That being said, London got hit pretty hard last night which made driving conditions quite bad. The temperature did go up today and it's been raining not snowing .... however they are calling for more of the white stuff over night. Anyone wanna take me somewhere hot??? Like Hawaii or the Bahamas??? Pretty please??? LOL I wanted to share this picture from Kim. Kim did my sketch and made a *Gorgeous* card!!! Thanks for playing along Kim!! Don't forget to link me in the comments section if you use my sketch, I'd love to see it!! Have a wonderful Sunday evening everyone and stay warm!!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

*Scrapshotz Reveal Day*

That's right, its already December 1st and that means its reveal day at Scrapshotz!!! I was lucky enough to be asked to be a Guest Design Team Member this month - and I had a blast!!! The kit we used was the new My Minds Eye - Frost or Festive lines, I used Frost. Be sure to check out the Scrapshotz Gallery to see all the wonderful work from the other DT members!!! You can see the stuff I created below!! Let me know what you think.