Thursday, July 31, 2008

Only One More Day!!!

That's right ladies!!! Only 1 more day until my BLOG CANDY announcement!!! If you haven't left me a comment yet - you can do so here. Also my dear friend Carla who I have been bragging about ALOT lately .... well she made Top 10 in the Papercrafts Gallery Idol. Today is the last day of voting for that - and she would lOVE your vote!!! You can check out her blog post here for all the details on how to place your votes. The top 5 are being announced tomorrow!!!

Last night at Lil Scrappers I hosted a Make N Take class for the members. I posted step by step instructions on how to make some of the cutest Post it Note holders around!! They are adorable and REALLY easy to make!!! Look for them in my Etsy shop in the near future!!! Here are the 2 I made for the class ...

Thanks for stopping by!!! I'll be back tomorrow with my big winner announcement!!!! :]

Monday, July 28, 2008

Layout Monday

I lOVE scrapbooking!!! In case anyone was wondering!! LOL ..... When I first got hooked on scrapbooking - I was really into card making and that was all I did ... then I branched out into making layouts .... I don't make them as often as I'd like ... maybe its a time issue - who knows. Either way I made 2 this weekend during a crazy thunder storm. I really like the way they turned out and love the subject .... SHOES!!!!

This layout was based on one of Aimee's DT Challenges at Lil Scrappers. We had to use Raw Chipboard as our base and it had to be visible. I love this one!!! And its my FAVE pattern paper of all time October Afternoon.

This is another one with my fave shoes as the subject again *blush* LOL. This LO actually fit another one of Aimee's DT Challenges at Lil Scrappers. I was on a roll this weekend!!!

If you haven't seen my BLOG CANDY post .... make sure to stop by and get your name entered to win some awesome loot!! You can view the post here. Oh and sneak peeks are up at Sheetload of Cards!!!! Stop by and check it out!!! This issue is going to be a good one!!!! Thanks for stopping by!! :]

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Happy Sunday

Hey everyone .... just a quick post today since I can share these 2 cards now LOL. 2sketches4you had a Design Team call a couple weeks ago ... well I'm ALWAYS inspired by their sketches so I thought what the heck - the worst they can do is say no LOL. Well they have announced the DT this morning .... I didn't make it - but my best friend Carla was amongst 5 other talented ladies from around the world who were chosen!!!! Congrats to Carla!!! :)

Here are my 2 cards based on their sketches:

They will have a new sketch going up tomorrow that you can check out if you haven't played along yet - and don't forget about my Blog Candy in the post below!!! Thanks for stopping by :]

Saturday, July 26, 2008

It's Blog Candy Time!!!!

Hello everyone!! I've finally gotten together the long awaited blog candy I've been talking about!!! I am celebrating reaching 7000 blog hits!!! I am so excited and so thankful for everyone who comes to my blog and supports me - so what better thing to do then award one lucky person with some YUMMY scrapbooking goods!!! All you have to do is leave me a comment (under this post) telling me why you like my blog!! Easy Peasy!!! I'll leave this open until the end of the month .... I'll draw on August 1st!!!!

What you will be getting in a jam packed box from Moi ....

We R Memory Keepers - 10 sheets of the White Out Explore paper, Layered chipboard letters & tags, Foil/Glitter/Flock Adhesive rub on kit

Basic Grey - 10 sheets of Periphery paper, Die Cut Shapes, Sweets Mini Monos, Bon Bon Monos, Undressed Chipboard, Rub ons and Ribbon

American Crafts - 2 pkgs of Black Tie Velvet Thickers in black & white

Holy Cow thats a LOT of stuff!!! You know what to do ladies!!!!! Thanks for stopping by!!! :]

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Very Gloomy Wednesday

Well hello there!!! Happy Wednesday!!! It's another gloomy day here on Southwestern Ontario!!! I must say the humidity lifted last night - when I was leaving Carla's last night ... well really early this morning LOL it was pretty darn cool - I turned my heated seats on LOL!!! I hope everyone is able to enjoy some nice weather and not stuck with the crappy stuff we've been having here!!!

I have to things to show you today!! First is my card based on Kazan's sketch this week over at 2sketches4you. Each week these ladies continue to amaze me there awesome sketches!!! I know I say it over and over but if you have not been to the blog yet ... go check it out!! I'm sure you will be amazed!!! So here's my card ...

The last thing I have for you today is some ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) I made for a swap over at Lil Scrappers. I have to be in the mood to do these but they are fun to create and collect!! The theme was Colours of the Rainbow .... and I got to make blue!!

As always ... thanks for stopping by!! :]

Monday, July 21, 2008

Just Another Manic Monday ....

I've been singing that song all day LOL!!!! Today was a gloomy HOT humid day in Southwestern Ontario!!! Its days like these I'm thankful for Central Air ... sometimes I think I'd die without it!! LOL. I have a card to share today ... I made this card with a kit I received from my Dear Friend Carla!!!! I have no idea what any of the products are in this kit *blush* but it was yummy and super easy to work with!!!

Also ..... my darling friend Carla (man this post is all about her LOL) is in the Papercrafts Gallery Idol Contest ... and their new cards went up today!!! Gorgeous work again this round!!! This one is my fave .... but I'm a little biased ...... *whistle* LOL

If you love Carla's card as much as I do ... you can vote for it here and check her name!!!! She would appreciate the vote I'm SURE .... and come on ... lets keep the Canadian in the running!!!

One last order of business for today - Make sure you check out the Sheetload of Cards Blog .... there is a few chances to win some AWESOME stuff!!!! Alicia the ever so generous founder has set up a Shout out to Sheetload and Show Us your Sheetload blog candy contests!!!! Follow the links for all the details!!!! You also have until midnight tonight to vote on a reader spotlight to be a guest artist!!! Quick get over to the blog!!!

The very last thing for today .... I'm getting close to 7000 hits - which is huge for me LOL .... but I'm going to celebrate with some BLOG CANDY!!! Check back at the end of the week for that!!!!Thanks for stopping by and for all your kind comments!!! *smiles*

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Happy Weekend!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!!! I'm on working days this weekend .... so thank goodness its rainy LOL ... I'm not missing any hot sunny weather hahaha. This is just a short post today, but I have 2 cards to show you.

This one is for 2sketches4you this week!!! I'm just in lOVE with these sketches!!! Here's my card ...

And this one is for one of Carla's DT Sketch Challenges over at Lil Scrappers. I kind of got carried away with the this card .... but love it!!

Thanks for stopping by!! :]

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Its REVEAL day!!!!

Over at Lil Scrappers!!!! This months Card Kit is the bestest thing I have EVER seen!!!! I had sooooo much fun with this stuff ..... so drum roll please .......

And now all the yummy stuff I made with this kit ......

Also my dear bested friend Carla is in the top 20 for Papercrafts Gallery Idol!!! *woot woot* She is ubber talented as most of you likely know LOL ... well she needs your vote!!! Below is her card ... and you can follow the link here to vote for here!!!! Make sure you look at all the Top 20 cards because the ladies have done an excellent job!!!

And one last order of business for today .... Sheetload of Cards has launched its 1st Mini Issue!!! You can view all the details on the blog (follow the link above) also be sure to check out Ann's blog as she is the artist this month!!!

I think that's it for today!! Have a wonderful day!! :]

Monday, July 14, 2008


Guess what!!! I made Fab 5 this week for 2sketches4you!! I was totally shocked to see my name there LOL but really excited I got picked!! All the cards this week were AWESOME!!! I'm totally honoured to be listed with such great card makers!!! Congratulations to the winner this week, and to the other fab 4!! :]

Only 1 more day until my Lil Scrappers July Card Kit Reveal!!! This kit is soooooo yummy!!!!!!! I'll leave you with a little sneak peek ......

Sunday, July 13, 2008

July Card Kit Sneak Peek!!!!

I am sooo excited about this kit!!!! Its sooooo much fun to play with!!!!! Can you guess what it is????? Watch for my reveal on Tuesday!!!!! :]

Friday, July 11, 2008

A Very Emotional and Sad Goodbye ...

Allow me to be an emotional person for a few moments. Today I celebrated the life of an amazing and wonderful women and friend. This girl was one of the strongest fighters I have ever known. She fought long and hard for 17 years - she was always positive and always smiling. She always thought of others before herself. I unfortunately did not get to see her before her battle ended but I know she was surrounded by people who deeply loved her. Kristen was a leader and a role model to so many people, including myself. I would give everything to be half as strong as Kristen was. I will always love and cherish the time I had with Kristen, and will never forget her beautiful face.

In Loving Memory of Kristen O'Halloran


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Yikes I've been MIA!!

Hello and sorry!! I've been MIA for a little while! Life has been very hectic this last week so I haven't had much time for blogging! So FYI this will be a long post ... but I promise there are some pictures!! LOL.

First off ... today was REVEAL day at Lil Scrappers for the July Mini Kit. This kit is GORGEOUS and Carla and Aimee did a FANTASTIC job with this!!! You can see the kit below, and follow the link to Lil Scrappers to place your pre-order. You don't want to miss out .... these kits are flying off the shelf!!!

Next I have my card I created for 2sketches4you this week. Kazan designed the beautiful sketch and a gorgeous card!! If you haven't been by the blog yet ... check it out!! I made this card for my cousins little girl who will be turning 1 next week!

Then I have a card I created for a swap over at Lil Scrappers - I followed one of Deanne's sketches from her blog. She creates wonderful sketches which you can see here.

Next I have a sympathy card I had to make for a dear friend who passed away ...

Then I have a card I created with my kit from a different swap over at Lil Scrappers ...

If you head over to the Sheetload of Cards blog .... voting is up for the Readers Choice Nominees!!! Its on the top right hand side of the blog!! You've still got some time to help pick our next Guest Artist!!
I think that's all she wrote!! I'll be back tomorrow ... promise :]

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Super Saturday!!

Well its Saturday .... very early at that hahaha. But I have lots to post today and wanted to get it up so it was ready first thing since I have to work all day!!! First off I'm going to announce the winner of my blog candy for the Sheetload Shortcuts Gift Card Holder Folders!!!!!! *drum roll please* ............ Winner is ...........

"Oh I love these gift card folder so much! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium" - Annelies-

CONGRATULATIONS Annelies!!!! Please email me with your address and Alicia will get these mailed out to you ASAP!!! Enjoy you are going to love these!!!!

Next on the agenda is the card I created for 2sketches4you this week! Laura designed this sketch and its a beauty!!! I have so much fun with this blog and these sketches!!! Laura and Kazan are awesome and all the artists who play along and create samples are wonderful too!! Here's my card for this weeks sketch ...

The last thing I have for you today is my 5th of the month DT Challenge over at Lil Scrappers. I decided to switch things up a bit this month and do an inspiration piece. I had a lot of fun with this and I'm happy with the way my creations turned out. The challenge will be posted for everyone to view this afternoon. Here is my layout and card ...

Have a wonderful weekend!!! Thanks for stopping by :]

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!

To all of my American friends .... Happy 4th of July!!!!

Just a quick post today!!! I'll be back tomorrow with the winner of my Sheetload Shortcuts Gift Card Holder Folder winner!!! (if you have not entered leave me a comment in the reveal post here!!!) I'll have some scrappy stuff to show you tomorrow .... and its almost BLOG CANDY time!!! So check back for that!!! Have a wonderful day everyone!!! :]

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy Wednesday and Fireworks!

Happy Wednesday everyone!! Well last night I rushed home from work to make it in time for fireworks ... well I was a few minutes late but still got some pictures. Its funny how HARD it is to take pics of fireworks LOL. I took 100+ pics and really only got about 10 *okay* shots. I'll share a few today!! I got my July Lil Scrappers DT card kit in the mail today ..... YUM!!!! I can't wait to dive into this stuff!!! Have a lovely day everyone!! :]

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Canada!!!

Well its July 1st and that means its Canada Day north of the boarder!! So happy Canada day to all my Canadian friends!!! I have a few things to share today!!! First of all you still have a chance to win my Shortcuts blog candy but commenting in the post below with my reveal!!!

Ok onto bigger and better things ..... Most of you likely know about the Papercrafts Gallery Idol contest that is running .... well its in its 2nd year now .... and there were tons of *beautiful* cards created and posted in the gallery. Well I would like to toot a little horn of a moment .... of those 800+ wonderful cards that were created ..... they picked only 20 to move onto the next round .... well my dear kind wonderful best friend CARLA is in the top 20!!!!!!! How wonderful is that!!! I'm sooooo excited and proud of her!! Her work is just stunning and so inspiring and just looking at her stuff makes me want to be a better card maker ... well as good as her ... not sure anyone is better ;) Go have a look at Carla's blog and give her a pat on the back!!! You won't regret going!! I swear!!!

Ok today was reveal day at Lil Scrappers!!! This months kit is GORGEOUS Heidi Swapp Carefree paper and its just jam packed!!!! I keep thinking Heidi what took you so long to create paper!!!!! LOL. Aimee and Carla did an *outstanding* job on the kit!!! You can see their work by following the links to their blogs. Here is some eye candy of the kit!!! YUM!!!!

Today is also reveal day for the July Sheetload of Cards Ezine. This is a wonderful issue!! Another wonderful scrapper friend Heidi is in this issue. She was the lovely guest artist this month too!! Everyone created such wonderful stuff this month!!! You can get the information for downloading the ezine and subscribing here.

One more thing .... My darling Aunt Kim *teeheehee* I think she must roll her eyes every time I introduce her as my Aunt LOL ;) had her first DT reveal today. You can hop over to her blog here and have a look at the *wonderful* stuff she created this month!! So proud of her too ... she did such an amazing job!!!
I think that's all I have for you today .... Its kind of a long post *blush* I'm working tonight until 10pm then rushing to catch fireworks. I'm going to attempt to capture some good shots LOL. I'll be back tomorrow with some eye candy of my all attempts LOL. Thanks for stopping by!!! :]