Monday, April 20, 2009


Here is a challenge for you. I have two contest I need to enter and my ideas have apparently flown out the window. The First contest is to make a card using the above White Daisy Accents from Close to my Heart. The Second contest to make a layout using the above Fancy Cuts Botanicals Die Cuts, shown above in a creative way. I am looking for ideas, leave a comment with your idea and if I use the idea and place in the top 5 of each contest I will contact you and send you the above prize. I would love to hear your ideas. Leave a comment!

Calgary Regionals

This week I was busy trying to get all the swaps done that I had signed myself up for. You see, I am going to Calgary, Canada (my hometown) for the Close to my Heart Regional Convention. I had signed myself up for 2 swaps a Card Swap and a 2 page Layout Swap. Above are the sneak peek of what I made. So I am about to leave for the 2000 mile journey, by car, up to lovely Calgary. Lots of packing left to do! Just thought I would share my labor of Love!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Crunch Time

I have been steadily working away in the basement to get ready for the CTMH Regionals in Calgary, AB. Got lots of Swaps and contests to get ready for, but before I show you what I have created for that, I wanted to show you the first 2 projects I made for the using their first REAL paper packs. These two projects were made using the Amber Amore Paper Packs and I think they turned out pretty good. If you want to see more papers click the link on the sidebar to get to the website. These papers originally came digital, so if you are a digi scrapper go and check out the site! I have some great ideas for creating with the Summer Romance Paper Packs for the month of May, so keep your eyes out for some more great ideas.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Brunch

It is going to be a good Easter. I have already had too much chocolate and my dentist is probably happy to be getting lots of money from me in these upcoming months. But Easter is a great time to be with family and have some good food. I think I am most excited about the Easter egg hunt that Quinn is going to have this year. She is as excited about the Easter Bunny as she was about Santa Claus! It is also neat that we have a bunny living in our yard, or near it anyway, we see him every couple of days, he comes to eat our grass. Of course he MUST be the Easter Bunny.
The layout above is from last Easter when we went to Kelowna, BC with Jim's parents. It was really nice out and we like to have brunch at this great lakeside restaurant called ' The Eldorado'. The best shot glass sized Creme Brulee EVER! I just had fun with this sparkly layout and gave the ghost butterflies a little bling along with the chipboard. Doesn't Quinn look cute in her Easter outfit that Grandma gave her. Of course she does.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

GCD Studios

Well I was looking at GCD Studios Blog, seeing who is on the new design team, (not me), and found my name! Apparently, they liked my submissions, one is pictured above and the other is attached to another post, the layout is called 'Taking a Stroll', using GCD Studio patterned papers. GCD Studios had over 471 submissions for thier Design Team, and they are going to 'Spotlight' 40 ladies over the next three months. I am one of them!!! I will keep you posted as to when I will be spotlighted. To see the Blog and read the post, click here -->
If you like the paper I used, find GCD Studios at your local Michael's Store.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Upcoming Events

I am ready to stop being a single mom. For those of you who don't know, my lovely husband, Jim, has been on a business trip for 8 out of 10 days. It'll be nice to go out with out having to get a babysitter or strap my kid in her winter coat and drag her around, let Jim 'parent' while I am out! :) For those of you whom I met this weekend and are interested in classes and crops the upcoming schedule looks like this. April 8 - Card Crop at my house, bring your own items for free use of my stamps and idea books OR Use my supplies at $2/card. April 18 - All day Crop, lunch included. For more information on all events, check out the link to my group called 'Scrapaholics Unite'. I will be glad to see more ladies come out and scrap with us.