Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Little Nookie!

Good Morning

I feel a little generous today!!

I purchased this Basic Grey Nook and Pantry card kit ( twice!) thinking I was going to have time to create a few cards for a Christmas gift... but it turns out I didn't! So I would like to share this greeting card kit with someone!!

Leave a Comment below and I'll draw a name on January 1st at noon EST!

Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Creative Sketch!

Creative Scrappers reveal is today ... Sketch 84 was created by me

with some inspiration from a layout I created called ' Lauderdale ' this was done a month or so ago. One of my favorite pages ;-)

I also created a gallery at Scrapbook.com containing most of my " good " sketches in case you need a little inspiration you can see them HERE or the link featured on the right side of my blog.

Monday, December 21, 2009

A Tragic Fire...

On December 17th 2009, a large fire occurred in my hometown of Grand Falls New Brunswick.
4 large buildings were damaged in this fire and burnt to the ground.
A few of these buildings were part of our own family heritage - owned by one Ronnie Kertson in the early 1900's. It's unbelievable the damage that was caused and we are so thankful that noone was killed or injured.

Here is a short video of what the buildings looked like before the after, and showing pics of after the fire.

Unreal isn't it?
A Pool Hall which was once a Theatre owned by my Great Great Grandfather -
A furniture store, businesses, a  hair dresser's salon, and a day care for 30 children. .. it was at 9pm at night- so noone was around but the people of the apartments on top of all these buildings.

It will be a shock when i got home to visit -- and such a sad story for those that loss their businesses and homes in this tragic fire.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mr. Skwinty Face

Yes, I have a cat that loves to have his picture taken... whether he's outside enjoying the sun, or sitting inside having a nap... This past summer hubby took this picture of him sitting in the grass - relaxing and squinting! I couldn't help but scrapbook this page as we often call him Mr. Skwinty Face! The look he gives us after waking up from an hour nap or having the sunshine on his face ;-)

What a Cute Cat!

Hope you are enjoying your holiday season...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mon Scrapbook - Reveal

It's a new month for me at Mon Scrapbook and that means a new kit! I am the lucky one who gets to play with We R Memory's new collection called Merry & Bright!

I created a few Christmas Cards with only 2 pieces of paper, a little floss, and cardstock. So Simple and these turned out quite nicely if i do say so myself... ;-)

Have a great Day!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I'm not scared!

I have a layout to share with you today! I think i was done this page last weekend, but didn't have time to take a picture of it until today. I used some of my older October Afternoon papers ( Night Light ) and I can saw that I've used this to it's maximum!!! I have a 3/4 sheet left and that's it from the entire collection. I love it when that happends! October Afternoon is a paper company that i love love love and actually have collections that I haven't touched yet.

This is a picture of My niece playing Hide n' Seek in a towel! We were getting ready to go swimming and she felt like hiding from me! hahah!!

Have a fabulous Sunday!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Santa's Helper!

I have a dear friend Erin that wants to be your little helper!
She's a fabulous cook and cleans too!
She wants to make your holiday season Stress Free!
Need some baking done? some cleaning? house sitting or babysitting?
I can guarantee you won't be disappointed!!!
Erin is offering this service to ares in
> the Saint John, Hampton and Quispamsis Area <

Here is some info for you in regards to her services:

Make this Holiday Season Special!

Your Personal Pastry Chef
*Combos Available*

"Sweet Deal"
6 dozen whipped shortbread cookies
3 dozen Raspberry Ribbon cookies
2 dozen Iced Sugar cookies

"Sweeter Deal"
2 dozen Rasperry Ribbons
2 dozen Iced Sugar Cookies
2 dozen Whipped Shortbread
2 dozen Apple Yummies


White Chocolate Kaluha Truffles
- 2 dozen $25

Hand-dipped Ultimate Peanut Butter balls
- 2 dozen $25


House Cleaning Services
Includes baseboards, fridge,
laundry; sheets, towels (no intimates!)
floors /vacuuming, up to 2 bathrooms, kitchen and livingroom.
($15 per hour, 2 hour minimum)


Christmas Shopping
Your Personal Shopper!
Will do all your Xmas shopping and wrapping.
Prices to be negotiated
Also willing to get your groceries!!!

Child Services
Will sit at her house ( Quispamsis ) if it is late at night or overnight...
at your house if its during the day or early evening.
(Erin has a son that is 12 years old)

I can be a reference for Erin and guarantee you won't be disappointed with her services.
She needs to make a few extra bucks and wants to help you make this holiday season spectacular!

you can contact her directly by email at cooperer@hotmail.com

Sunday, December 06, 2009

The snow has fallen...

We received our first real snowfall last night and waking up this morning to everything white and fluffy was beautiful. I had to force hubby to come and have a ' Little ' photo shoot with me today. He had other plans but he managed to entertain me for about 10 minutes!! hahah!!!

I wanted to take a few pictures for christmas cards, and a few scrapbook projects. I needed something to match the Cosmo Cricket Collection and my blue fleece was the closest thing to blue and pink!

Here is a sneek -- >

I have nothing scrappy to showcase today, maybe later this week!

Chow for Now!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Gone Wild - Sketch Contest

Scrapbooking Gone Wild is hosting another fabulous sketch contest this month using one of my sketches! WOOP WOOP!

If you're interested in winning a WILD PRIZE head on over to their blog and participate! All you need to do is Post your layout in the Gone Wild Gallery by Dec31st! It's that easy!

Have fun!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

On a Mission --

yes, I am sure you're on a mission to complete all your Christmas Shopping, baking and decorating ... but what about Scrappin?!! Do you need a few good ideas to get your mojo going?

What about completing this sketch from Creative Scrappers ..... Sketch #80

and using the requirements from Mission 0005 from the challenge blog
MISSION: CREATE to complete a layout?!

That means you get to complete a layout for Creative Scrappers and also Mission to Create!? That's 2 challenges in 1 !!!! and more chances to WIN prizes!!!

CLICK HERE for Creative Scrappers
CLICK HERE for Mission: Create

Have fun!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Secret Santa!

Oh I love playing Secret Santa and most of all I love getting gifts from a Secret Santa!
I am participating in a swap at The Paper Passion and just yesterday I got a goodie box filled with yummy scrappy supplies!

Happy Holidays to You My Secret Santa Clause!! THANK YOU!

Friday, November 27, 2009

I can be Funny!

A little layout to share with you today! I am almost done using this pink and green paper!! I know it's not my first page using this color combo, but I can't help it!!!

The title is " I can be funny "

Papers used - Jillibean Soup / October Afternoon Night Light

Whimsy DT Call

My dear friend Stephanie is having a DT Call for her Whimsy Store

Here are the details:
My Little Bit of Whimsy is looking for 2-3 Designers
This is a term position from Jan 1st until June 1st 2010

- Deadline for submission is December 1st 2009.
- Selected Designers will be announced on the Whimsy Blog, on or before December 15, 2009.
- email us 3 samples of your work showcasing your love of Embellishments!

If you're chosen as a Designer
-- You'll be contacted via email
-- You will be sent a selection of buttons or embellishments once a month to play with
-- You will be required to create two layouts/altered item every month, incorporating MLBOW products
-- Your designs will be featured in our Gallery!

Send all applications to: Stephanie@MyLittleBitofWhimsy.com

Good Luck To all that apply! Stephanie is very generous and you'll love playing with her embellies!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Christmas Banner

Yes, It's 29 days before Christmas and my blog is decorated!

Doesn't this nice bold red color get you in a festive mood?!
This digi kit is from Sweet Shoppe Designs <<<

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Poor Kitty!

Well today was Eddie's yearly visit to the Vet.
Time for yearly vaccines, de-worming, and Flea treatment. Steve went downstairs to get his kennel and the minute Steve walked upstairs with it- Eddie was NOT HAPPY! It's amazing how cats know when something is going on. We didn't tell him he was going to the Vet's today so he wasn't too thrilled about it. It took a few minutes to get him in the kennel and the entire ride ( about 7 minutes ) he meowed and scratched at his kennel.. so sad.

Once we arrived - it's weigh in ... 16.8lbs! Quite a bit kitty says the vet! So i asked if we should put him on some diet and the Vet says No.. he's just a bit kitty cat and muscular. - that's my Cat! :-)

So a positive check up - no problems swallowing his deworm pill, got his vaccine, great results for bladder, lungs an heart but his gums were a little bloody and dirty. So after 9 years of no dental work we decided to have them cleaned and looked after since they were a little bloody. We paid our bill $136.00 and made an appoitment for tomorrow morning. I politely ask .. how much for teeth cleaning and such .. um starting at 280$ ... I think my facial expression must of said " HOLY SHIT! " but we knew we had insurance that will cover most of these costs so Steve said Do It.

Did you know they give them a sedative and then have them on an IV for a few hours? Poor Eddie. He's alseep right now and so drowsy after his vaccine, I feel so bad for bringing him tomorrow for dental work - but I know he needs it. Poor little man is gonna be sleepy and sad tomorrow ....


Over the Top!

As per Julie and Tara... my BLOG is OVER THE TOP!
Thank you Tara and Julie ;-)

So what I have to do is respond to the following phrases with just ONE word!

Where's your cell phone: Table
Your hair: Wet
Your mother: Patient
Your father: Bald
Favorite Food: Pizza
Dream last night: No
Favorite drink: Diet Pepsi
What room are you: Scraproom
Hobby: Scrapbooking
Fear: Snakes
Where were you last night: Home
Something that you aren't: Skinny
Muffins: Blueberry
Wish list item: Shoes
Where did you grow up: Grand Falls
What are you wearing: Jammies
Your pet(s): Cat
Friends: Few
Something you're not wearing: Nailpolish
Favorite store: Dillards
Favorite color: Fushia
Last time you laughed: Today
Your best friend: Steve
Place you go to over and over: Tim's
Person who emails you regularly: Stephanie
Favorite place to eat: Vito's

That was fun! ;-P
Now I have to pass it on to some of my blogger friends that have blogs that are OVER THE TOP!!

Deb Harter

Lady Grace


Stephanie Hart

Now girls, you have to do the same thing I did!
Copy this into a new blog post and answer each phrase with one word!
Then tag some of YOUR scrappy friends!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ink Spots!

yes, to all my Scrappy Friends out there.. I need help!
I don't consider myself a newbie to this hobby but i am always trying to learn new techniques of some sort... so please ... PLEASE tell me how to create INK SPOTS!
I love these and would love some on my projects!! I just recently purchased some alcohol inks... and tried to just drop some on a page.. ya that didn't work! It just seems to create a perfect round dot.. which i don't want. I know how to use a toothbrush for a spakle - speckle whatever you call it.. but i WANT INK SPOTS! HELP!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Playing with Shimmerz

A technique to show you as part of my Saturday reveal for MonScrapbook.com
I am about to get my hands dirty and create a page that is filled with Shimmerz!
What is Shimmerz you ask? well.. ShimmerzTM is a water-based paint that has the spunk and sparkle to help any project shine!

For my project today I used 2 colors of Shimmerz Paints called
Coffee and Green Olive

To start off my project, i gathered my supplies
2 colors of paints, foam brush and some pattern papers.

It's such a simple step, simply dip your foam brush in the paint ( you can also use a makeup sponge or smaller paint brush!) I like to make a mess, so i used a foam brush. It only takes a few minutes to dry.

The final product is sooo shinney and has the perfect touch of glimmer and shine.

I also used some paint on my flowers for a shimmery brown look and also used it on my brown pattern paper, and chipboard alphas. It can used on anything..prima flowers, foam alphas, even buttons if you wish!

You can see the shimmer on my alphas and flowers from this angle as well.

And My finished page -
Over 45 colors of Shimmerz
can be found at Mon Scrapbook.com's online store >> HERE



Cosmo Cricket - Boyfriend
My Mind's Eye Colorful Christmas
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist Starfish
Basic Grey - Chipboard Alphas
Kaisercraft Bling
Basic Grey Chipboard Elements
Paper - Jillibean Soup
Misc Buttons

Friday, November 20, 2009

Google Reader

Happy Friday Night to you!

Any scrappy plans this weekend? I hope to start a mini album using Cosmo Cricket's Jolly by Golly paper Collection...

You are probably wondering why I asked you to enter my poll ( How Do You Read Your Blogs ) well I was curious!

I use to have about 40 blogs in my list of favorites that I clicked to visit every single day .. finding some updated and others not. So I did a bit of searching and found Google Reader. Google Reader lets me register ALL my favorite blogs and show me when a blog is updated. It's SO Awesome!!!

So for all of you frustrated, or tired of clicking to see what new posts have been made.. try it out - You'll love it!

Google Reader
7 (16%)
3 (7%)
10 (23%)
Visiting all your favs
23 (54%)
3 (7%)

Have a fabulous weekend and come visit my blog tomorrow for a little technique using SHIMMERZ!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cosmo Rak Winner!

Yes, it's time to announce my COSMO RAK WINNER!

the 9th comment on my post was

Blogger Michelle said...

I just love Cosmo, and love this chance to win!!!!!

November 15, 2009 10:10 AM

Please email me to claim your prize!
Thanks for all your comments ladies... i will have another rak sometime this week!

A Wicked Witch

my sister enjoying Halloween disguised at a witch!

Pink Paislee papers - Twilight Collection

Sunday, November 15, 2009


A layout to share with you today called " Lauderdale ".
This is a photo of hubby and I - on self timer - in Fort Lauderdale 1998

We had only been seeing each other since August 98 and took our first trip together and fell madly in love with each other!!!! :-)

I had a blast creating this page, i love the bright blue and a little red and yellow to add a little contrast. I didn't use a sketch, just freely created, and i think it's one of my favs!

I used October Afternoon Road Map, Pink Paislee Office Lingo for my background paper, Prima flowers, Kaiser Bling, DMC floss for stitching, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist,

Thanks for peeking today, don't forget to take a peek at our reveal at Creative Scrappers today, it's RAWKING!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cosmo Rak!

I have a Cosmo Cricket Rak up for grabs!
Since I had double of this collection from a purchase and also what is left from my DT Kit from MonScrapbook I would love to share some with you!

What you see is what i have left plus a sheet or 2 extra :-)
Leave a comment and let me know which Cosmo Cricket Collection is YOUR Favorite!
that's it... and i'll pick a winner on Tuesday Night Nov 17th at 9pm est <<

Enjoy the Small Stuff - Mini Album

Today is reveal day for me at MonScrapbook.com. It is a mini album featuring my last project using Cosmo Cricket Earth Love. A little mini album showcasing Eddie, the cat enjoying a few moments in nature! ( ya ya .. i know SPOILED! )


Papers & Cardstocks
Cosmo Cricket - Earth Love

Chipboard - Cosmo Cricket
Rubons - Cosmo Cricket

Stay tuned for next week cause I have a little tutorial on how to use Shimmerz!
Have a great Saturday!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Featured at Cosmo Cricket!

YES!! YES !! YES!!!
My latest Thank You Card has been featured
on Cosmo Cricket's blog today!

CLICK HERE to take a peek!!

Thank you Cosmo Cricket :-))


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mon Scrapbook - Sneak

I have a new mini album to show you ~ well a sneak! It's been a while since I created a mini album and really had fun with this one. It's based on my kitty Eddie and his love of nature!

The mini is 4x4 and sooo cute!
This is my cover...

You'll have to wait for my reveal at MonScrapbook.com on Saturday morning!
and don't forget ... we have a sketch contest on right now.... deadline is November 26th!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO and you can win 20$ gift card to the store!

Also, I posted a little poll - located at the top of my blog.. will you vote!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Tickle Me !

Happy Scrappy Sunday to you.

It's been quite a productive day here today -
a layout was finished this morning,
the perennials have been cut down ( some of them! )
eddie has been outside to play,
hubby cleaned the basement,
and it's almost time for recylcing duties
then supper!

Here is the layout I finished this morning - it's called Tickle Me! My nieces playing and tickling each other! The layout is based on the sketch I created for Scrapbooking Gone Wild.

Hope you have a fabulous Sunday!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Cosmo Cricket Cards

My reveal for Mon Scrapbook.com is today!
I am still playing with Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Paper Collection. I wanted to showcase these papers doing something different so I created a few cards! I am not a big card maker cause I think I spend about 1 hour on 1 card trying to decide what to do!!! So you can imagine how long it took me to create just these few cards.

Here is my reveal!



Papers & Cardstocks
Cosmo Cricket - Earth Love
Distress Ink - Nick Bantock Brown
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist: Leather
Chipboard - Cosmo Cricket
Flowers - Prima
Le Pen - Brown
KaiserCraft - Bling & Pearls
We R Memory - Eyelet
Scenic Route - Rubons
Sewing Machine
Edge Distresser
Sheer Ribbon
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