Tuesday, April 27, 2010

NSD Crop @SD4U

Scrapbook Deals 4U is hosting a National Scrapbook Day "Crop 'Till Ya Drop" Party!
The party will start on April 30th and continue through May 2nd with lots of scrappy challenges and PRIZES!!!

The Design Team is hard at work putting this crop together and busy as little Bees making preparations. This will DEFINITELY be THE one place you will want to be to celebrate NSD!

And the best part, you can win prizes with your participation!

These prizes will be awarded based on challenges completed and overall participation in the crop.

Monday, April 26, 2010

My Sketches

I started a new blog where I've posted most of my sketches.
I'll be adding to this blog when I have sketches to share with you
I do design sketches for a few scrapbook sites which I've added and I've also added a download for you ! ENJOY!

My Week

Well on Monday I was going to be active in my A Week In the Life Challenge..
That lasted a day and a half!
I did manage to take a few pictures .. and really enjoyed the process but after awhile I just seemed to forget about taking pics .. maybe another week i'll be able to complete a 7 day journal.

Here are a few to share with you --

Me .. on Tuesday I just bought a new scarf and really enjoy wearing it
.. it's kind of a safety blanket or to hide my boobs!
It's also unedited!
I have a zit and my eyebrows need waxing ;-)

i do like my new haircut ... i can wear it curly or straigth.

The Weather ... In Celsius not Fahrenheit!

My box of goodies arrived from my favorite Scrap Store!
I am in love with these papers and hopefully in the next day or two i'll be able to enjoy them! Included in this... the new
Girls Paperie !!! BEAUTIFUL!

Another Picture of me on Monday .
Playing in the mirror trying to get some sort of a shot of me and my camera.

Our Dear kitty enjoying nap tap on our bed.
He's so comfy there with the sun shinning on him.

My facebook page!
I am on the computer way too much.

The recycle bag. Our Plastics, Metal and Milk jugs. We really do recycle quite a bit. We have about 1 -2 bags of plastics per week. We also recycle paper and cardboard as well as all my scrapbook scraps/ plastics etc. We also compost our food scraps, leaves and garden stuff.

I did end up working 1 overnight shift out of 3. Thursday I got an earlier shift which was nice but Friday I did work 930pm-530am. It was good at work, nice and quit in the office but at about 4am my brain stopped. I started a migraine and was a hurting unit till about 4-5 pm on Saturday. I called in Sick for Saturday Night and went to bed at about 10pm.

Sunday was a nice sunny day. Steve and I enjoyed some gardening and a Bud Light Lime on our Adirondack chairs. Something we enjoy immensely! We have great conversation, watch our kitty play in the grass and garden and listen to the birds.

Steve started a new job this week. He's traveling to and from Moncton for training ( about 1hr15min twice a day. It's something he's really not use to but it's only for the next 2 weeks.) After which the new store opens here in Saint John. He's so happy and excited to be on this new venture and so am I.

To end the week I completed another blog banner.
Not sure if i like it but i will leave it there for 24 hour and then decide ;-)
Nope- didn't like it ;-)

That's my week!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Cute Kitty!

Well yesterday was a good day for my Week In the Life Challenge. I took about 106 pictures. Some were so so and others were okay. Photos of stuff I would never consider taking .. such as our recycling bins, my coffee cup, and even myself with a camera!

Today was a different story. I took about 25 photos and took a nap! It was a lazy day for me today as I am getting ready for my overnight shifts I feel shitty! Really? I am too old and lazy to stay up all night .... The only time I would even consider staying up all night ( or Atleast till 2am) would be when I'm scrappin... so this has me all in a tuff! .. Sigh!
Anyhow, I did take some pictures and probably will be scrappin them but to finish this Week In the Life Challenge... might be another story... We shall see.

I leave you with a photo of my cute Kitty !
He's so photogenic! Loves the Camera.. and would you believe me if i said every time he hears the camera click he changes his head position !!! Like a little kitty SuperModel! hahahah!!!!

That's all for today!
I am off to watch LOST.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Creative Reveal!

Wow, I can't believe Creative Scrappers has
it's 100th sketch reveal today!!!


Yes I had to create this page with my precious little kitty Eddie. He really didn't want his photo taken but Steve managed to squeeze one in. His face kind of says "Ok I'm here, now Hurry!" Too sweet! I love my kitty ;-)

The papers used were from the All Inclusive Bella Blvd Collection.

Chow for Now!

Friday, April 16, 2010

My Bucket List

I found this list on Sue's blog last night
and decided to do my own!

the red ones highlighted means i've completed!


1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid

6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said "I love you" and meant it
9. Hugged a tree

10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables

18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states or all 13 provinces?
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign

46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs

57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class

71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an expert
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Eaten fugu (pufferfish)
89. Had a one-night stand
90. Gone to Thailand
91. Bought a house
92. Been in a combat zone
93. Buried one/both of your parents
94. Been on a cruise ship
95. Spoken more than one language fluently
96. Performed in Rocky Horror Picture Show
97. Raised children

98. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds (45.5 kgs)
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane - no but sat in the cockpit for 4 hours!
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart
111. Ridden a bike
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours

123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states or Cdn provinces
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Para sailed

132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one important author who you missed in school, and read

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you

145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone's life


that was fun!
let's see you do it ;-)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

SD4U - May Kits Sneaks

Good Morning!

Scrapbook Deals 4 U has 3 amazing kits coming for you in May!
These kits will feature October Afternoon, American Crafts, and Cosmo Cricket!
You select your kit of choice (quantities are limited!)

take a look-

I'll be the lucky one to play with American Crafts Letterbox!
I love the flowers and colors in this kit ;-)

Full kits will be revealed on April 20th ... Stay Tuned!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I had a wonderful day with hubby today and I was a bit tired when we got home from errands. I fell asleep on the couch for 2 hours and woke up with a migraine. I wish it would just go away!
I am trying to do fun stuff and just browse online while massaging my temples... this isn't what i planned tonight... sigh!

I wanted to share a layout with you that i finished on Monday night.. using Jillibean Soup papers.
it's a photo of hubby and i this past march enjoying the Spring Sunshine!

The quote says:
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. ~Eleonora Duse

I hope you have a great night

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lunch with Friends

Good Morning! The sun is shinning and I have a day off work! Life is good today.
I have a mini album to show you today. It's featuring the Garden Variety Collection from Cosmo Cricket. I love these bright colors: the red, yellow and green just adds life to this project.
I called it " Lunch with Friends " using some Melissa Frances Rubons ( My favorites!)

I didn't add photos and I'd love to offer this mini to one of my readers/followers!
If you're interested in this little mini album just leave me a comment "I'd LOVE this MINI" and you'll be entered to win! ;-) {deadline is Saturday April 17 - 9am est)
It would be perfect for those 2x2 mini pics!

Thanks for peeking!

please email me to claim your prize!

Monday, April 12, 2010

You're Sweet

I've been playing with some cosmo cricket these days and love the bright colors of Garden Variety. I created this page called You're Sweet of my niece Megan. I also created a mini album that i'll be posting for tomorrow.

Again, I used my yellow flower from the 1$ store! Love those flowers ;-)
and the strawberry is from MLBOW.

Here is a sketch if you wanna do your own page!

Thanks for peeking!

SD4U - April Sketch

I host sketch challenges on the first of the month at Scrapbook Deals 4 U!
This is the sketch for April (deadline to participate is the 14th!)

Have fun!

Gone Wild - Sketch

I design sketches for Chantal the owner of Scrapbooking Gone Wild
This is my sketch for April -

you can find her blog here <

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sew Cute

It's been such a busy week, I had to work 7am -330pm shifts which means I had a wake up call of 530am.... Usually at 530am I am snoring and dreaming of something wacky and weird, so you can image what that meant for me. I found a new " love " ... a Large Coffee with 1/2 hot chocolate... oh so yummy and certainly helped me get a bit of energy this week ;-)

So last night I took out some new papers from Cosmo Cricket, a picture of my niece that I copied off her facebook account (which her mom said it was okay!) and created a page called
" Sew Cute "

Would you believe the yellow flower comes from the 1$ store?! Yes, they had quite a few other colors in stock and 12 to a package!!! I love good finds ;-)

Have a fabulous Saturday!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Blog Bounce Winner!

Over 120 comments on my blog!!!
Thank you EVERYONE who visited and left comments and thank you to those who came to visit as well .

the winner for my blog bounce
thanks to Random.org

Please email me your address and subject line.. blog bounce winner!
Thank you Jocelyn and everyone for your comments!

Friday, April 02, 2010

Creative Blog Bounce!

Creative Scrappers Blog Bounce
This Bounce is "free-style" ~ meaning there is no correct order to bounce from Blog to Blog.

All Sketches posted on the designers blogs have been created by our readers and some past sketch designers. All sketches submitted were given to DT members and they selected their favorite sketch to be featured!

When you're finished bouncing around the Creative Scrappers DT blogs,
bounce back to the Creative Scrappers site to leave a final comment

You'll have the entire weekend to bounce around !

Here you will find links to all the Creative Scrappers designers participating in the bounce.
Each of them have a RAK to give away and all you need to do is leave them a comment on their blogs!!!


I chose this sketch from Heather Cady Wilson

my Layout
- Cancun Mexico

I have a scrap rak for you!It's easy to win!
Simply leave me a comment that you were here and
participating in the blog bounce!
On Monday, April 5,
{20} winners will be announced throughout all the DT blogs!
You'll have to come back on Monday to see you are a winner!

Thanks for stopping by and Have Fun!

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