Monday, April 26, 2010

Viviane's House Mouse Blog Candy

I love these little mice :) Viviane is celebrating being on the Design Team for the House Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog. She is giving away some yummy blog candy -- the stamps shown below!!

Visit her blog for the details of how you can have a chance to win. The blog candy closes on May 10th.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Thank You to Some Amazing People

This week's card challenge at the Scrapping Turtle was to create a card based on a sketch that Anne Marie posted from PageMaps. Her instructions were to either make a welcome card for the incoming Design Team or a thank you card for the outgoing Design Team.

I chose to create a thank you card in honour of all of the amazing people who have made my term on the Design Team such a wonderful experience.

Here is what I posted with my card:

While making my card I thought about all the wonderful people that I wanted to thank for the incredible experience I have had as a member of the Design Team. It has been an amazing time for me and I am sad to see it coming to an end Cry

Thank you to Hannah, Lori, Teresa, Bev, Shirley and Laura for all you do to make the Turtle such a fabulous place to be BIG Smile Your support has and always will mean the world to me BIG Smile

Hannah and Lori thank you for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to represent the Turtle on the Design Team. It has been an incredible honour for me BIG Smile I have grown in so many ways as a member of the team and I'm very grateful for the encouragement and support that you have given me. Hug Hug
Thank you to our fantastic DT girls -- Tracey, Mellissa, Marissa, and Anne Marie. You are all amazingly talented and a blast to work with. I've learned from and been inspired by each of you, and I'm so proud to have been a member of the team with you. You all rock!!!

Thank you to all the fabulous Turtles who make the pond such a wonderful place to visit and hang out. It has been a privilege to design for you and I hope that I have helped to inspire each of you at least a little bit. Hug to all of you.

Please visit the Scrapping Turtle forum to see what the rest of the Design Team ladies have created for this challenge. Their work is fabulous!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Last Reveal

Today my last reveal with the current Design Team was posted on the Scrapping Turtle forum. This has been such an incredible experience for me -- I've had the honour of representing a wonderful store, working closely with the very talented ladies on the Design Team (love you girls!!), and inspiring an amazing group of Turtles on the forum!! Thank you to Hannah, Lori, Teresa, Bev, Shirley, Janet and Laura at the store for their wonderful support and friendship!! Thank you to Tracey, Mellissa, Marissa, Anne Marie and all of our fabulous Guest Design Team members for seven wonderful months!! Thank you to everyone who is a Turtle in the Scrapping Turtle pond -- you make the forum a wonderful place to be!!

Now on to my reveal :)

This month I worked with the gorgeous Jazmyne line from Bo Bunny. This line is part of their Limited Edition Glitter Series and it is fantabulous!!! The papers are all glittered and gorgeous. The embellishments are fabulous. I loved working with it and still have lots of paper left to make more wonderful projects.

"I Do" is a layout of my Grandma's second wedding. She had a rough first marriage which ended with her being a widow. She met the man who I would grow up calling my Grandpa and fell in love with him. The story of their love would make a good movie in my opinion. He was truly the love of her life and her soulmate. They were married in 1963, proving that "Sometimes life gives us a second chance at love".

"Follow Me" showcases Sara at Brantwood Farms. She was showing her independence by walking ahead of us, but she kept looking back to make sure that we were following.

"A Sister Is" showcases one of my favourite photos of my Grandma and her sister when they were very very young. They were more than sisters, they were best friends and kindred spirits. They had a strong connection throughout their entire lives and were two of the most amazing women I've ever had the honour of knowing. I love them and miss them both very very much.

I hope you will visit the Scrapping Turtle forum to see the fabulous reveals of my fellow Design Team members. They are wonderful!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Layout Inspiration Challenge

This week is my layout challenge week at the Scrapping Turtle. I posted an image to inspire everyone to create a layout. You can view the image and the challenge here, as well as the creations of the other Design Team members.

Here is my layout created for the challenge. I used Bazzill cardstock, Quickutz Cloud border, and papers from Kiki Art and We R Memory Keepers. The tree, fence and hill were handcut from the Kiki Art paper, as were the butterflies.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


This month the product highlight at the Scrapping Turtle is the Core Amour line from Coredinations. These are exciting new papers that have hidden embossing that appears when you sand over it. There are two lines: sable and onyx, and they are all beautiful.

I used the Forever paper for the Sable collection to create my Family Is Forever layout. The title is embossed in the paper, as are the words that I have highlighted: mother, grandmother, aunt, uncle, brother, sister, son daughter, niece, nephew. After sanding the words that I chose to highlight, I rubbed my Catseye ink over them to make them stand out.

Please visit the Scrapping Turtle for special savings on these papers for this month, and check out the Scrapping Turtle forum and blog to see the fabulous projects created by my fellow Design Team members.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Thank you Jesus!

Wishing everyone a happy and blessed Easter!

Friday, April 2, 2010

April Sneak Peek

This term with the Scrapping Turtle Design Team originally would have ended on March 31st, but I'm delighted that our term was extended by one additional month. So this is my last sneak peek with the current design team. I hope to be back on the Scrapping Turtle Design Team, but I don't know what the future will bring.

This month I am playing with the gorgeous Jazmyne line from Bo Bunny. This line is part of their Limited Edition Glitter Series and it is stunning!! The papers are all glittered and beautiful. The embellishments are fabulous. I totally love this line!!!

For my sneak peek, I used photos of Sara and Sammy sharing a pre-bedtime dance. Sara literally swept Sammy off his feet (if you look closely at the photos you can see that Sammy is not standing on his feet at all). She twirled him around and he loved every moment. I'm so glad I grabbed the camera to capture this precious moment.

Please visit the Scrapping Turtle forum or the Scrapping Turtle Blog to see the wonderful layouts created by my fellow Design Team members. The layouts are fabulous, as are the women who created them. I feel deeply blessed to have had the experience of being on the Scrapping Turtle Design Team with Marissa, Tracey, Mellissa and Anne Marie. You girls are amazing!!