Friday, December 31, 2010

Top 10 of 2010

2010 was a crazy year. Not a great year but a crazy one and I have to say that I am glad that it is over. Isn't that awful.... thankful that a year has come and gone. I am looking forward to 2011. It is the year of change. I came across this great poster that will be my inspiration and way of living this upcoming year. If you like it you can follow this link to get to get a copy of your own that you can download and print.

Ok..... so to wrap up 2010 I thought that I would share with you my top 10 of 2010.... So here they are....

So I guess this year I did do a few more about myself - as I think that it's important for Parker to know a different side of me except just 'mom'. Lots of very talented ladies have inspired the above pages such as Tara Anderson, Emma Trout, Debee Campos, and a few were inspired by some digital layouts. I also guess that it's pretty obvious that my fav color is teal.....

Hope you all have a very happy new years! Stay tuned for Crop Suey's next challenge as the page I did will definitely be in my top 10 in 2011! Here's a sneak for you!

Happy New Years!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

2 new pages

Hello, I hope you are all not too stressed with the big day approaching fast. We are taking it very low key. It's all about my son this year and that is what we are focusing on. I hate to say it but I am NOT in the mood this year for the holidays. Has been a sad time for me and just trying to focus on Parker. Not going to see any family (which I desperately need to see) until spring time as my parents live 7 hours away and with the weather.... lets just say I am grateful for skype.

I have had some time scrapping (instead of wrapping and getting ready for xmas - again not in the mood). So I do have two pages to share today.

The first I just love how it turned out. Was inspired by a page by the super talented Emma Trout. I just love all her layering and the different elements she uses. I have so many rubons that I have been trying to use up so this page I did use alot. The 'discover', key, clock, and border under the picture were all rubons I have had for a while now. Used some BG papers and elements and some other little elements that I have had FOREVER! (fern tags, ruler sticker, leaf stamps, title, photo corners) just love using stuff from my stash.

The next one I wanted to do some kind of hybrid with printing some word-art brushes on a piece of letter paper. Did the photo series and put a word on quote on that too. Got to use some scraps and some other little tidbits.

Happy holidays!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Crop Suey December Challenge - *Family*

Crop Suey's December challenge is up - and what a great challenge for this holiday season!!

We challenge you to use the following word on your scrappy project/layout/card or whatever you choose to do!  *family*

Be sure to link your lo up in the comments section to be eligible to win the prize from our fabulous sponsor! You have until midnight EST on December 20th to play along!

This is my creation. I wanted to do a page about my little brother! And I got to use some fabulous goodies from our December sponsor - Pretty Little Studio

Make sure to check out the design teams creations as they are FABULOUS!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

December Crop Suey Challenge Sneak

Are you ready for another Crop Suey challenge? Dec 5 is the day to mark your calendar to go check it out and see the new challenge and to see the amazing projects that the design team created.

Here's a little sneak of my project....

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

You & Me

I finally did a page just for me. Love this one! THis picture was taken on my 35th birthday. Just love this pic of my son Parker and I.

Noticing that I am using alot of teal/blue in my pages lately..... must be my fav  colour :)

Used some scraps from some BG kits. Thanks for looking. (sorry for not so great pics.... the colours really do pop)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ribbon Tape Tutorial and Ribbon Storage

If you haven't checked out my tutorial at Crop Suey here it is:
For my post I decided to do a little tutorial on fabric tape. I thought that since the lucky winner of this month's challenge will receive a huge selection of beautiful ribbon from May Arts that I would do a little tutorial on using your ribbon! I have been seeing so many beautiful fabric tape out there and have been having a hard time finding some in my local stores so I decided to try my hand at making my own. I am showing you a very super easy peasy method and I will link a few other great tutorials for a few other methods.

Supplies Needed:
* ribbon/fabric (dig in your left over stash as this is a great way to use them up)
* a Xyron sticker maker
* scissors
* bone folder (optional but it really helps)

Step 1: Cut strips of fabric or ribbon that will fit in your sticker maker (mine is the 1.5" wide)

Step 2: Place your ribbon/fabric strips into your Xyron and pull the sticker roll out and tear your fabric sticker out

Step 3: Using your bone folder or finger rub the sticker and peel the clear top sticker off

Step 4: Voila! Use it on your projects! Easy peasy!!

Here are a few links to a few different techniques
The Red Thread

How do you all organize your ribbons? I know the lucky winner of this month's challenge will be finding herself (or himself) in a pickle as what to do with all that ribbon so I thought I would share how I organize mine (since I have soooo much!).

I have tried many different ways and this way works the best for me. Sorry picture isn't very pretty.

What you will need:
* some kind of rack - I bought mine at Dollarama so super cheap!
* binder rings
* safety pins
* ribbon
* big ziplock bag
* binder clip
* hair straightner or iron

Step 1: organize your ribbon by colour (if you want) and take them off the spool if they are on one.

Step 2: If the piece was shorter than 1' I put them in the ziplock bag and if it was longer I ironed it (using my hair straightner :) Note: for the ziplock bag just open the binder ring and loop on the handle of the binder clip and clip onto ziplock.

Step 3: If they are super long, fold in half a few times and use the safety pin to pin them together or just pin the end if it's not too long

Step 4: put all like colours on one binder ring and hang.

I really love this idea as all my ribbon are sorted by colour which help and they are not wrinkled and stay wrinkle free. And all my little bits and pieces go in the bag.

Hope you enjoyed this post and will be inspired to try one of these techniques and use them on an up-coming project *wink*.

Bye for now!! Happy Creating!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Crop Suey Tutorial - Fabric Tape & Ribbon Storage

Make sure to hop on over to Crop Suey for my Fabric Tape and Ribbon Storage tutorial! So excited! And if you haven't played along yet in Crop Suey's challenge make sure to do so ASAP as you have until TODAY to play along!!! So quick - get creating and upload your comment!

Happy Creating!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hippity Hop Blog Hop is HERE!!!!

The Blog Hop is finally here! I am so excited! Crop Suey has teamed up with 4 other challenge blogs to bring you an awesome blog hop! Of course, Crop Suey is offering a RAK so make sure you become a follower and leave a comment :)

So make sure to Hop on over to Crop Suey to get this party started. So, essentially, you will receive 1 piece of the recipe at each blog and then you will take the 5 ingredients and create your project - Here is my layout for this super crazy blog hop!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Crop Suey's November Challenge is UP!!!!

SOOOOOO Excited! The first Crop Suey challenge is up and it was a fun one!

We challenge you to use at least 3 out of the following 5 items on your scrappy project/layout/card or whatever you choose to do!

*white cardstock

Be sure to link your lo up in the comments section of Crop Suey  to be eligible to win the prize from our fabulous sponsor May Arts! You have until midnight EST on November 20th to play along! Here are some pictures of the beautiful ribbon that you can win. Did I mention that you would win 30-3' pieces? That is a wopping 90' of ribbon!!!! All who submit a layout have a chance to win so make sure to play along!

This is my layout. I chose white cardstock, stamping, and ink/mist& paint.

Make sure to check out the other fabulous entries by the DT!

Also make sure to check often as there are some great tutorals coming up and a blog post by me!
Have a great day!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Countdown to the NEW Crop Suey!

4 days!! 4 days!!! Yipeee! 4 days until the first Crop Suey challenge is up! As you may remember if you follow my blog that Crop Suey has been taken over by Mia and she asked me to help her out and we have come up with an awesome team of designers and some amazing challenges that will keep you creating!!

Here's a sneak peak of my layout! And make sure to jump on over to Crop Suey to check out the first challenge sponsor May Arts! You WANT to play along on this one to win this huge prize!

Also, as promised I would post the winner of my Halloween detash RAK. I only had two ladies participate and the winner is........ Arlene! Please email me and I will send you your package

4 days!!!

Have a great night - I am going in my space to create something!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Can't wait!!! Check this out and my sneak!

This is going to be a good one!!! And a sneak of my entry..... you MUST play along as there are going to be some fabulous RAKs!

Have a great night!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Crop Suey DT Bio *** Sorry this was suppose to be scheduled for this am!*

Well it's my turn to be featured on Crop Suey as Mia is introducing the new dynamic DT. I am so excited about the new challenges that will start November so make sure to keep checking the Crop Suey blog as there are alot of things happening before the first challenge will be up!

Now for the goodies! I was organizing (again) my scraproom as I tend to do this once a month as I have alot of stuff and like to see what I have and realized I have a MONSTER pile of Halloween goodies that I will never use so I thought I would put together a little RAK of my destash (extra goodies). I also had some Halloween pipe cleaners and decided to make some little Basic Grey inspried flowers using the pipe cleaners and vintage buttons and of course some bling!

up-close of my flowers and some cool flocked ribbon (12")

some stickers, scalloped titles, little diecuts

some scary rub-on letters and some little skulls. (or scary pirates as my 3year old calls them;)

So how do you get a chance to win this little kit? Well four things and each thing gives you 4 chances to win:
1. Follow my blog if you already don't;
2. Follow Crop Suey if you already don't:
3. Leave a comment on Crop Suey's blog telling us what you are most excited about the new Crop Suey;
4. Leave a comment on this post and tell me about your favourite HOME MADE Halloween costume

Do all this by Halloween and voila! 4 chances to win!!!!! I will post the winner a few days after Halloween!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 24, 2010

hello *there*


Sorry I haven't posted in a while but it has been a little crazy around here. So I have some news! I was accepted to be an artist at the Art Hive where I will be selling my goodies from hello *there*!

What is hello *there* you ask? Well my site is still under construction as I am working hard at getting stock made to go to the hive but essentially it's my new venture to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes! I am soooo EXCITED! I have been making stuff like mad to go into the Hive and will be posting pics soon. But for a looksee check out my blog hello *there* and click on Scrapbook Kits. Oh and did I mention that every penny that I make will go towards the walk? So excited!!

I just LOVE the work that Rebecca Sower does and she is constantly inspiring me and I just fell in love with a journal that she did named TELL. I emailed her to see if it would be ok to reproduce the birdcage for a kit that I wanted to make to sell on hello *there* and she said YES! So excited that one - she emailed me and two that I could recreate these little birdcages for my Be Free kit. Here is a look at the kit that I am selling for $20 (CAD) - but quick - I only have 3 kits (as I might just keep the fourth for myself).

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to stop by hello *there* to check out this great kit!


Friday, September 3, 2010

The new Crop Suey

Well Crop Suey is under new management  - Mia has taken over and she has asked me to help her be her co-conspirator! So many exciting changes are going to be happening including TWO tutorials per month! Great challenges and some extremely talented new ladies! So keep posted as the challenges will start in the fall!

For now check out Crop Suey and the new design team - you might just know one of them!

elizabeth carney
natalie macdonald
heather leopard
cassie box
mara campbell
norine borys
sarah mullanix

And the two super talented tutorial guru's!!! :) :)

trina kison
sharon bertollino

Have a great long weekend everyone!

I'm back on the computer!

So what an adventure it has been to get a new computer.... first we were told it was a video card on  our laptop so that means $600-700 so we went down again a week later to a town 1.5 hrs away to buy a new computer. We had it at the counter and was going to pay when the tech guy came and said why are we getting a new computer when it was just the harddrive - $90, so bought the harddrive but because we didn't leave the disk behind we had to load it ourselves... well that didn't work.... actually turned out it was the video card!!!! So hubby drove back down and bought the computer that we were going to buy just days before....... anyhoooo got a free bamboo tablet, and a free webcame. So not shabby.... think the monitor is bigger than my tv (hee hee).... so waiting to get photoshop back on......

have lots to share with you so make sure to check the next post!!!

Bye for now!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010