Friday, December 31, 2010

Decorated Blog Giveaway!

In celebration of a new year, I am offering a FREE BLOG MAKEOVER to one of my dear readers!

If you are interested in having your blog decorated.... all you need to do is leave me a comment about what your doing or did to celebrate (New Years Eve) and you could be the lucky winner of a new Decorated Blog!!!

You will be able to select your own digi elements from my list of Approved Designers
and I will create something special for you ....

this includes-- >
- new banner/ background / signature/ post separator / font color match/ special font for your titles-sidebar titles / and Installation ;-)

I will draw a name on Sunday Night January 2nd (9pm est)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

LCOM Crop!

Come join me for a day of scrapbooking!
It's winter time and the best way to release some of that cooped up stress is to scrapbook with friends! LCOM has the conference room at the Amsterdam Inn reserved just for us to come and have a great relaxing time scrapping and chatting with friends!

Winter Wonderland Crop
Amsterdam Inn / Quispamsis NB

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Saturday January 15 2011

Lunch will be at our leisure

Supper will be take out pizza with Caesar salad

of course Tanya will have SCRUMPTIOUS homemade desserts !



Deadline to register is Wednesday January 10 2011

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Libby Lou!

Yes it's true, i LOVE Libby Lou!
I love her digi kits, and i LOVE that she lets me decorate her blog ;-)



I created this wonderful banner for her .. with a holiday / winter theme
love this BLUE and GREEN combo !!



She has a fabulous new kit out .... called 8 days a week..
i see this as a fabulous theme for my blog in january ;-)

Friday, December 17, 2010

How Sweet It Is

Ms Cindy got a new blog makeover yesterday!
She wanted a cupcake and an owl and loved this digi kit by Kate W.

.... and everything else was up to me to create. I LOVE the color combination and the elements are just too cute.

Thank you Cindy for letting me decorate your blog ;-)
It was a pleasure!

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My waitlist for blog makeovers is currently OPEN for a limited time.
If you are interested in a blog makeover ... please review the information posted HERE and email me to be added to my waitlist ;-)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Scrapbook Daisies Sketch


Layouts for this challenge need to be newly created for Scrapbook Daisies and The projects must be linked to the CS Sketch Thread at SD. Also add your link in DEC. Challenge Tracker thread by midnight PST on the last day of the month to be eligible for the monthly prize.

The monthly prize winner will be selected shortly after the end of the month.

Visit Scrapbook Daisies for more info and participate ;-)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Blog Decor!

Well thanksgiving is over, and it's almost December 1st so it was time for me to decorate my blog. I love the colors in Libby's new kit


and i created a new banner...



I also finished a banner for Ms Sara Z ;-)



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thanks for peeking!

Friday, November 26, 2010

December Daily!

I created this sweet mini album ( sized 4x6 ) for Let's Capture Our Memories
It's pretty much a December Daily Album using TONS of Elle's Studio tags and Echo Park papers.... So Festive!!!



Kit contents

Elle's Studio - Vintage Christmas Flashcards
Elle's Studio - Holiday Story Journaling Tags

Elle's Studio - Vintage Mix & Match Numbers
Echo Park Element Stickers - Merry Christmas

4 printed Tags on Cardstock 2 Binder Rings

7 Gypsies Baggage Tag
Jillibean Soup Corrugated Shapes
We Are Memory Photo Sleeves
Scenic Route Stars

My Little Bit of Whimsy - Clay Embellishments
13 sheets of 4x6 Echo Park / Making Memories Christmas papers
2 Office Supply Tags
Misc Ribbon / Twine
2 12x12 sheets of Kraft Cardstock
1 Maya Road Kraft Envelope
2 White Envelopes

Directions / Photos of the project sent by email

I hope you join me in creating this mini album and Capturing Your Memories!

I'll post more photos shortly ;-)

CLICK HERE to PURCHASE

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

3 Scrappy Boys Reveal

I am a guest designer this month at 3 Scrappy Boys and I was lucky enough to play with this yummy kit -->


I was at a crop on Saturday and I brought this kit with me and completed 4 layouts with it! I still have tons of papers left and very pleased with the selection. It's like 3 kits in one ;-) I also love the extra bag of embellies with flowers, buttons, and brads -- so fun!!!

here are my layouts --
I kind of goofed on the title for this one... i don't think the stitches on the title are the best... but it's done ... ;-P






As you can probably tell I am loving the little banners, and my ink spots! heee!!!
The papers used were Lily Bee, American Crafts, and Bella Blvd.

Thanks for peeking and come join us at 3SB!

3 Scrappy Boys Sketch

I am a guest designer this month at 3 Scrappy Boys.
I created a sketch for their Anniversary Crop.
If you have an hour or more to play ... this is the sketch ;-)



you can visit their forum/gallery to upload your pages ;-))

I created a few layouts this past weekend
and I'll be able to share them once they are posted at 3SB.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Scrapbook Daisies Sketch

It's time for another great sketch challenge at Scrapbook Daisies!

Be sure to share it in the sketch challenge thread
and in November's tracker for a chance to win a FREE kit!!
You have until November 30th to complete it.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Altered Tote Bag/ATC

I think I am really enjoying this altered canvas thing... It is sooo fun to make a mess and get dirty with paints, i didn't think i'd enjoy it so much .. but it been a great learning process for me and a fantastic way to get creative!

This week I completed a tote bag from Micheals (5.99) I added acrylic paint, a little glimmer mist -- in a turquoise green color, flowers, bling and voila! A new tote bag... i think it's too cute to use ... but i might add a few embellies in the bag and keep it visible in my scrap room..

it's pretty large at about 12" wide and 14" high



Something else I also created where these cute Canvas ATCs. Acrylic paints, a few embellies and I didn't have any Donna Downey stamps so i used my Ali Edwards stamps instead. I like.. It was so fun to create these. Techniques learned from Donna's Fun with Fabric Class at Big Picture Scrapbooking.


That's my create projects for this week...
thanks for peeking!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Donna Downey Visiting!


Donna Downey
is coming to Quispamsis New Brunswick!



Donna will be in the area May 27-28 2011 teaching and inspiring us!
Friday Evening Class / and Saturday from 9-9
Classes will be posted in February 2011

Come learn how to use paints , play with stamps & inks,
colorful iron ons , use watercolors, plus much more to get you " creating!"

Classes will be posted in February but you can reserve your seat today!
Don't delay because SPACE IS LIMITED!

to learn more about Donna visit her blog at
http://www.donnadowney.typepad.com

for more info email
Tanya@LetsCaptureOurMemories.com or
Kristine@Creative-Scrappers.com

To register CLICK Here

Monday, October 25, 2010

Almost Christmas Crop!

Our Local Scrapbook Store is hosting a crop!
It's Almost Christmas Time!!!
Come start or finish those Christmas Projects :-)

Let's Capture Our Memories
Amsterdam Inn Quispamsis NB
Saturday November 13 from 9am -9pm

Lunch will be at your leisure

Pizza & Caesar salad supper with homemade desserts!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Craft Gossip

Just a few days ago Francine from Craft Gossip saw my layout posted at 2 Peas and requested my " Daddy's Girl " layout to be featured as the Daily Inspiration page... ;-)

A little happy moment and also encouraging for me to start scrappin again
Time to open up some of those sealed paper packs !!! ;-)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

An Update...

Remember a few weeks ago I blogged about my cat Eddie not feeling well and being diagnosed with Diabetes... I really was devastated, and so scared to say the least. Well this is an update....

The first week of August Eddie was diagnosed with Diabetes, to take 2 units of insulin twice a day. Something normal for diabetic cats, We also changed his diet to dry cat food for diabetics.

- we went home and did just that ... insulin and new cat food. Eddie was not feeling well - drinking way too much water and in 6 months lost 8 pounds.
- 14 days later as requested by the vet we went in for a Blood Glucose Reading, - showing 10mmgl
which is not too bad, but to remain on the same Rx - 2 units twice a day.
- Eddie is still drinking way too much water and I am freaking out!!!!

-- another 7 days goes by and i need to see the Vet to get another Reading for his glucose. Eddie is at 18mmgl --- that is um.. high. so Doctor says go to 3 units twice a day. Ok... i am a little skeptical but certainly accept the advice
-- same dry food, high numbers of blood glucose... too much . I am not happy and something is not right. I read online at www.felinediabetes.com and search for answers, what could be wrong, why is eddie not getting better, why are his numbers so high. I am frustrated beyond belief and I think I cried the entire Altantic Ocean out of my eyes....

Friday Oct 1st, i called for an appointment to get his blood glucose tested again.
I have done some research and just begging for someone to magically appear and tell me what can i do... what can i do to make this better. I cannot give up .. it is my kitty .... I cannot imagine having kids.. i think i would go crazy bonkers!

I go to bed Sunday night Oct 3 and lay there...crying .. sobbing and out loud I ask ...
(i do believe in God, but I do not pray often, and maybe i should... but ) out loud I ask...
Dear god, i don't ask for many things or many miracles but i need one now. i need some help, i need to know that Eddie will be okay... i need your help ... and please let me know that Eddie will be fine.....

about 10 minutes later Eddie climbs on top of me on the bed and begs to come under the covers with me. he rarely does this and quite special for me... makes me feel like a cat mommy ;-) ... and he lays there with me for about 15 minutes purring and then leaves. I seriously felt like he answered me... in a strange way.

Monday night Oct 4th we have a Vet appointment ... but the regular Vet is on vacation so this is a new Vet from out of town. about 1.5 hours away .. she is here replacing the vet on vacation. She actually has a daughter that has diabetes... wow what a coincidence. We got the change to sit and chat with her for almost 1 hour.... really does that happen at a doctors office... or a vet office... no it doesnt. She took the time to teach us so much and to validate everything i was reading online for the past few weeks. Diabetic cats do better on a good low carb diet with wet food ...

..... since Oct 4 Eddie has been eating PURINA DM for diabetic cats going from 3units x2 insulin to 2units x1 then 1unit x1 and today ...... OFF insulin. His Blood Glucose numbers are steady between 4.5 - 4.8 throughout the day which is pretty good for a diabetic cat..

here is a chart in case you want to read more...

so, Eddie will have to be monitored for the next month or so to make sure he is doing ok and his blood glucose levels are consistent or alteast not far from normal. I take a deep breath ....
I thank this VET everyday for changing our kitties life. For making it better.... and keeping him here a little bit longer with us. Believing that God does answer prayers...

the past couple of weeks have been STRESSFUL but i learned a lot...

I would say the moral of my post today is ....
Believe, and get a second opinion if you think the first one is not right.


man, i love my cat!

Luv A Lot Land

A little makeover for Jodi this evening!
I love the digi kit she selected... called It's a Wonderful World by Kristin Cronin Barrow and Meg Mullens ;-) Such great elements in this kit including a beautiful sunshine, and tree ... and birdie, and clouds.. and oh i just love it all ;-))


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CLICK TO VISIT JODi's New Blog

Thanks for letting me decorate your blog Jodi!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

SASsy Makeover!

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking got a makeover yesterday! I didn't create the logo but I organized the blog a little bit with a new background, favicon, sidebar and post title fonts, and I think it looks fabulous for this AWESOME SASsy site!

SAS is also hosting an online crop this weekend ..
maybe you can stop by and play awhile ;-)


Thanks Lauri for asking me to decorate your blog!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT Scrap Attack

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Just Nick

Good Morning!

Just Nick has a newly decorated blog !! This was so fun to create, I see a little of Nicole in this blog and maybe a little of me. Paint splats, stitching, nice vibrant colors .... makes me want to redo MY blog again ;-))




thanks Nicole for letting me play!!!

CLICK HERE to VISIT

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Just letting my readers know that my blog decorating will be on HOLD for a few weeks. I am taking a class with Donna Downey - Fun with Fabric and I`m looking forward to participating. I also want to start creating more with papers so i`ll be putting my blog decors on hold. If you are interested in a makeover please email me to have your name added to my list.

Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

CS Sketch 125

Celebrating 125 sketches at Creative Scrappers today.
Imagine, I participated ;-)
This is my second layout from last weekend..
Hopefully you'll participate in this sketch challenge with us???


October Afternoon - Thrift Shop Paper Collection
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Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian Scrapper peeps!
no turkey for us today.... but roast beef for tomorrow ;-)


Monday, October 04, 2010

Sandi Lee Scraps

has a newly decorated blog! I love this digi kit by Libby W.
I had my blog decorated with this kit for months... remember my jean pocket??


Well, now Sandi has a jean pocket on her blog ;-)



Thanks for letting me decorate your blog Sandi! SOOOOO Much fun ;-))

Sussies Sketch

Scrapbook Sussies is hosting a sketch challenge this month
using one of my sketches!


Deadline to enter is October 15th.
Enter for your chance to win an awesome prize!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Smiley Face

I attended a crop this past weekend hosted by Let's Capture Our Memories. What a great time. The chocolate truffle was to die for... and the lazagna for lunch... ya.. yummy! Thanks Tanya for everything ;-) I sat with Marielle Leblanc and we had a great time chatting and getting acquainted as " sisters!" My BFF Stephanie couldn't make it ... but maybe next time .. right Stephie ;-)

I completed 2 layouts.... that's HUGE for me since I haven't played with paper or glue since April! I've been more preoccupied with Digital stuff such as Blogs, and really just playing online more than anything. I think I needed a break from scrappin.. but i think i've got my mojo back. Although, i feel like i need a course on what's new.... i was inking my edges and wondering... do people still do this?? I know glimmer mist is in .. but what about inked edges... LOL!!! oh my.

I had some beautiful October Afternoon papers from the collection - Thrift Shop and decided to create with those this weekend. Here is one completed page...

and a sneak for the other
since this is for a special reveal at Creative Scrappers next weekend..


Thanks for Stopping by ...
and Enjoy your day Creating!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fall Blog

The leaves are slowly changing here on the East Coast of Canada... it`s quite beautiful. The gorgeous colors of red, yellow, and orange make our fall scenery spectacular!
I decided tonight to decorated my blog ;-) to celebrate the arrival of Autumn.



What`s your favorite season...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2 new blogs...


I love both of these banners, they were so much fun to create. One is a bit whimsical and the other shabby kinda vintage distressed ... thank you ladies - Chantal and Katy for letting me decorate your blogs ;-)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Scrapbook Daisies Sketch

- In case you didn't know... Scrapbook Deals 4 U has changed names... it is now called Scrapbook Daisies. Martha hosts several sketch challenges per month and one of them is a sketch that I create specifially for her sketch challenges.

This month of September... i have created this sketch

Challenge Details:
Create a layout using the sketch as your inspiration.
Layouts must be newly created between September 10th and September 30th.
Upload your layouts into the "Sketches Sept 2010" gallery folder and link them in the forum thread by midnight PST on September 30th.
September sketches prize winner will be announced shortly after the 30th!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

a good place to start

I love being on vacation... but most of all I love decorating blogs ;-)

Vicki asked me to decorate her blog and chose this awesome
digi kit by Victoria Feemster
... isn't this cute or what?


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Simply Obsessed!

Yes I am Simply Obsessed!!! ;-)

I was lucky enough to have been asked by Heather - the owner of Simply Obsessed to create something for her blog ... we decided to keep the original banner and simply change the format of the blog and the background color. I also removed the pattern paper background that she had throughout the blog/ website and replaced it with a fabulous green.


To celebrate their new makeover..
they are having a Facebook / Blog Contest

CLICK HERE to participate!
and tell them Kristine Davidson sent you ;-)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Libby Lou!

I am so fortunate! Libby lets me play with her blog decor pretty much as I wish and the bonus is... she designs the digi elements! I woke up this morning to find a new kit by Libby called Aquiver with Ebullience.

Well if you are like me who'd say WHAT? What the heck does that title mean .. it means means to be overflowing with excitement. The funny thing is the minute I saw this digi kit I had a GOTTA HAVE IT mood! I was overflowing with Excitiement!! Too funny ;-)

So I hurried and created this banner for Libby's Blog ...

I love these colors, and those flowers are Fabulous! It kind of reminds me of a Bo Bunny paper collection from last fall... called Kitchen Spice

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Few Makeovers!

yes I've been busy the past few days decorating blogs!
have 3 to share with you today ..

the first is ladybugs lane for Gisele ....
I love those lady bugs, and that bench in her digi kit was fabulous,
i had to use it!


the second blog is for Anita at Happy Paper Crafts Happenings
i love those flowers, Natali Designs always has amazing digi elements..


and the last one that i just installed is for Helen at Scrap A Little!
Don't you love that little frog! Adorable!!!

thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Lil Red Rocket

Sometimes I design blog banners and think.. WOW this is my favorite, or WOW this is awesome... and this time it was no exception. Michelle asked me to decorate her blog with a little Red, Paint Splats and of course a little Rocket Ship. I love the bright colors of this new blog and thrilled to have been asked to decorate. Thank you Michelle for the opportunity ;-)

To take a peek at the Lil' Red Rocket Blog .. CLICK HERE!

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