Monday, November 30, 2009

November Mystery Kit

I had a fabulous time working with this month's Mystery Kit from the Scrapping Turtle. What an amazing combination of supplies --- such a beautiful kit!!!! Everything you see on this layout was part of the kit, with the exception of the cardstock and the ink. You can't really see it in the photo, but there is clear plastic in the centre of each of the paisleys (on top of the patterned paper).

I call this layout "Relax, Savor, Enjoy" because of the ribbon. That seems, to me, to perfectly describe this photo of my Sara.

November Product Challenge Layout

I finally created my layout with the November product challenge kit from Two Scrapbook Friends. I really enjoyed this kit using some Scenic Route paper, Sassafras letters, and Bo Bunny dotted cardstock. It was perfect for this photo of Sara playing in the leaves.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

House Mouse Shaker Cards

I was so lucky today!!!! I got to spend part of the day at the Scrapping Turtle with some wonderful friends creating six fantastic cards. I took Bev's amazing House Mouse Shaker card class and had so much fun!!!!! Bev designed fabulous cards that are so much fun to create. We coloured House Mouse stamps with Copic markers  (two of my favourite things by the way), heat embossed the corners of the shaker box mats, and created these cute little shaker boxes. Inside each shaker box is some glittery snow. I love them so much I don't want to give them away, but Gary says I have to. I wonder who will get one?

Here are a couple of the cards that we made today, to give you an idea of how amazing Bev is.

Thanks Bev!!!! You rock!!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Bohemian Rhapsody

I love the Muppets and have for as long as I can remember. I have been a fan of the genius of Jim Henson my whole life. My favourite Muppet is Animal, but I truly love them all (well, Miss Piggy isn't exactly at the top of the list). 

Here's a fun video of the Muppets doing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody (love it!!!!!). You can view it on YouTube here.

Man I love these guys!!!!

(Thanks to Shelley for sharing this)

Thanksgiving Wishes!!!

Wishing a safe, happy and joy filled Thanksgiving to all of my friends and family in the U.S.!!! I hope your day and your lives are richly blessed.

Although we celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada in October, I'd still like to take a moment to list some things that I'm thankful for. Tara gave me the idea for this. She posted a challenge on her blog for today, asking us to name five things we are grateful for right now.

1. My family --- Gary, Sara and Samuel, my Mom,  my brothers and SILs, my cousins, and the rest of my extended family.
2. My friends --- both the ones I see on a regular basis, the ones I only see occasionally, and those I only see online.
3. The support of my family and friends -- I wouldn't be able to get through without you.
4. My Mom surviving her heart attack with such a good prognosis. I am so relieved to still have her with us. Love you Mom!!!
5. Most importantly --- my Lord and Saviour, without whom none of this would be possible. He is my rock, my strength, and my salvation. I love you Lord!!!

God bless you all!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I've been meaning to post these for awhile, but it kept slipping my mind. I created these projects in August for my Design Team application at the Scrapping Turtle. I tried to use a lot of Quickutz on my projects. I was accepted to the team, so I guess my projects were a hit LOL.



Altered Project (I love this paint can):

Monday, November 23, 2009

Blog Candy

Crafty Dragons is celebrating her first Design Team post with some yummy blog candy. Check it out and find out how to qualify for your chance to win by going to her blog here.

Rusty Pickle Digi Stamps

Did you know that Rusty Pickle has a fabulous line of digi stamps? You can see them all here. They also have their first ever Design Team for their digital stamps and are doing a special giveaway to celebrate the DT reveal. It is happening today, tomorrow and Wednesday. You can start at my friend Billie's blog and follow the links to all of the other fabulous blogs to see what they've done with these wonderful digi stamps.
Have fun!!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Have You Visited?

Our Spooktacular Friday the 13th online crop at the Scrapping Turtle? We have challenges, games and a great make and take. The crop is ongoing all this week, so please pop in and join in the fun.

I have two games and three challenges in the crop. My first challenge is the Harley Inspiration challenge. I have posted two Harley Davidson ads for inspiration. You get one ballot for completing a project based on one of the ads, two ballots if you do a project for each ad. I did a layout for the first ad and a card for the second ad.

My second challenge is It's All About Colour. You must create a project using only black, white, pink, blue and silver -- and there must be something metallic on your project as well. I used metallic silver ribbon and silver paper on my card. I used my Threading Water punch on this card.

My third challenge is the Punch It challenge. You must use at least three punches on your project. Here is the card I created as an example. I love this pumpkin stamp by Art Gone Wild.

I am still working on the challenges posted by my fellow Design Team members. Good thing I have the rest of the week to complete them LOL. So far I have completed Mellissa' Layout Sketch challenge. She posted a layout and added the requirements of black and white photo and the colours orange and black. There is a bonus for using Basic Grey paper. I used Basic Grey Indian Summer for my layout, along with lots of Bazzill cardstock, Doodlebug alpha stickers, and my Quickutz Bracket border and Nesting Leaf dies.

Please join us in the forum and give some of the challenges a try. We'd love to see what you create.

Monday, November 16, 2009

November Design Team Reveal

Yesterday was the big reveal day for our November Design Team work at the Scrapping Turtle. I had a lot of fun playing with the Fancy Pants Little Sprout line. I still have lots of supplies left over so I'm not done creating with it yet.

Here are my projects for this month:

Three layouts:

A wall hanging:

And a card:

Please visit the Scrapping Turtle to see what my fellow Design Team members designed with their kits this month.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

November DT Kit

Well here it is the 15th of November and that means it is Reveal day for the Scrapping Turtle Design Team's November projects. I was thinking about that when it suddenly hit me --- I forgot to post my sneak peek from the 1st here on the blog. So before my reveal is ... well ... revealed, here is my sneak peek.

This month I have had so much fun playing with the adorable Little Sprout line from Fancy Pants. I love these fabulous double sided papers. The line also includes title strips, stickers, journaling cards, ribbon, rub ons, and fantastic glitter cuts. Love it!!!!!

Here is my sneak peek:

In addition to the patterned papers, I used Bazzill cardstock, a glitter cut, and my Quickutz Scallop border die. I hand cut the flower and pop dotted it on the page. I alsto hand cut the journaling block from one of the journaling cards and pop dotted it. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Thank you.
To all those who have fought for our freedom and made this country the great one that it is today.
Thank you.
For the sacrifices you made so that we may know freedom and democracy.
Thank you.
For protecting us.
Thank you.
For giving your all in service of your country.
Thank you.
To our veterans and to those currently serving in the protection of our freedom.
God bless you all.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Economic Stimulus Challenge Week 8

Carolyn gave us another wonderful challenge this week at the Scrapping Turtle. She called this one "Something". 

We were required to use:
1. something inky
2. something see through
3. something shiny
4. something purple
5. something Reminisce

For my layout to meet the challenge requirements, I
1. inked the edges of the papers, including the torn edge of the title piece
2. used a Little Yellow Bicycle Clear Cut over one of the photos
3. added Stickles to the title, used a Clear Cut with glitter, and used paper that was shiny
4. used papers that had purple in them, used ribbon with a purple edge
5. used Reminisce I Want Candy and Spooktacular papers

Here is the card I made with my scraps. I also used a Hero Arts stamp:

Thanks for the challenge Carolyn!!!!

Belated Banner

I put this little Boo Banner together using a Little Yellow Bicycle kit. It was easy peasy to put together and took basically no time at all. I had it done weeks before Halloween and knew exactly where I was going to put it. I set it aside in a safe place, planning on putting it up a few days before Halloween.

Well, it has now been a week since Halloween and I'm sad to say that I only rediscovered this safe place about twenty minutes ago. Needless to say, I forgot to hang up my banner :( So I'm sharing it here and putting it safely away with the decorations for next year. LOL

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Spooktacular Online Crop

Scrapping Turtle is having an online crop. I hope you will join us.

Scenic Route Mini Album

The product highlight this month at the Scrapping Turtle are the fabulous Scenic Route Chipboard albums. Each member of the Design Team worked with one of these albums to showcase what you can do with it. Today was my "reveal" day for my mini in the forum and on the blog. You can view the blog post here. Check out the creations of the rest of the Design Team while you are there -- some were posted prior to mine and two more will be added over the next two days.

I created a mini album of Sara's first month using the 7" Circle Worn Grid Chipboard Album. I combined it with the October Afternoon Ducks In A Row line --- which includes papers, Alpha stickers, Label Stickers, Journal Cards, and Word Stickers. 

Page one: Bazzill cardstock, OA Alpha Stickers outlined with Zig marker. I traced a chipboard flower and cut it out of the OA paper. The ring is wrapped with ribbon from the bulk wall.

Page two: Bazzill cardstock and Quickutz Journaling Block die. I hand cut the ducks from the OA paper. 

Page three: Bazzill cardstock, flowers, brad and ribbon from the bulk wall, OA journal tag and sticker. I created a little pocket for the journaling tag to slide in and out of.

Here is the tag:

Page four: Prima Little Darlings Lamb, OA sticker.

Page five: Prima Fabric Words, Bazzill cardstock, Quickutz Cloud border die.

Page six: Chatterbox Eclectique Chipboard Layers (wings), OA Alpha Stickers outlined with Zig marker, Quickutz Cloud border die.

Page seven: One of Daddy's favourite photos --- Sara with the remote!!!! Bazzill cardstock, letters cut from OA paper, Colorbox Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan, Quickutz Arrows die.

Page eight: Ribbon from bulk wall woven into paper, OA sticker, Basic Grey Bling It heart, Bazzill cardstock. 

Page nine: Bazzill cardstock, OA Alpha Stickers outlined with Zig marker, Quickutz Footprints die.

Page ten: I traced the shape of the Prima packaging to create the photo mat. Flowers and brads are from the bulk wall.

These albums come in a variety of shapes that can easily be mixed and matched to create a unique mini album, perfect for gift giving or a special keepsake. They are reasonably priced at $4.99 to $8.99, but for the month of November they are on sale for 30% off at the Scrapping Turtle. Get yours today!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Free Jessica Sprague Class

Check this out:

Information on how to register for this free class can be found here.

I'll be there, hope you will join me :)