Thursday, October 25, 2012

Breast Cancer Raffle

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Becky Fleck from PageMaps went through every inch of hery studio and pulled all things pink! -- Paper, stickers, chipboard, buttons, ribbon, trim, twine, bling, pearls, gems, rhinestones, pins, cardstock, die cuts, flowers, spray mist, stamps, brads and so much more!!!!

Becky Is going to raffle this prize package for her Relay for Life fundraising. Tickets are just $2 each and your donation is tax deductible. This raffle will run through 10pm MST on Sunday, November 4th. 
This raffle is open to everyone worldwide!

In addition to more than 50 sheets of patterned papers and four 12x12 die cut sheets, there is bling:

  • Stampin' Up! stamps and Spellbinders banner dies
  • Buttons and trims, and more stamps from Studio Calico and Jenni Bowlin
  • Banners and sparkly doodads all the way from Australia
  • Light, medium and dark spray mists from Tattered Angels and Studio Calico:
  • A really cool battery-operated ribbon trimmer from Imaginisce:
  • Pink Paislee magic chipboard alphas, along with letter stickers and sticker shapes
  • Some super cool vintage straws, 4" and 5" doilies, loose die cuts, sequin badges, bitty butterfly pins and so much more!

And all of these wonderful products from some of your favorite manufacturers, including Studio Calico, Tattered Angels, Ranger, Lily Bee, American Crafts, Crate Paper, We R Memory Keepers, BasicGrey, Bella Blvd, Heidi Swapp, Kaiser Crafts, Maya Road, Making Memories, Jenni Bowlin, Sassafrass, KI Memories, Ruby Rock It (Australia), My Little Shoebox, October Afternoon, Pink Paislee, Fancy Pants, Girls' Paperie, Echo Park, Jillibean Soup, Webster's Pages, Graphic 45, Pebbles, Cosmo Cricket, Core'dinations, Montana Misfits, Close To My Heart, Spellbinders, Imaginisice and Stampin' Up! WHEW!

Have you scheduled your mammogram this year? If you haven't not, please do so today. If you are not of an age where you need a mammogram, please remind ten women that you love. Early detection saves lives.

As always, Becky thanks all of you who support her Relay for Life fundraising efforts.
She can't do it without all of us!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

MLBOW Sale !

Don't miss out!
Stephanie is having a sale !
  Over half the shop is listed at 40% off
and once these are gone they won't be restocked!

Monday, October 22, 2012

My Scraps & More Sketches

As you might now from my previous post - My Scraps & More hosted an online crop this past weekend ... a spooky one too ;-) I created a few sketches exclusively for this crop and today, i get to share them with you!

Thanks for stopping by and Have Fun Creating ;-)
you can visit My Scraps by clicking HERE!

Friday, October 19, 2012

MSAM - Trick or Treat!

What does Alien Brains,Eyeball Ice Punch and Boney Fingers have to do with scrapbooking? They are all part of a crop challenge for the My Scraps & More - Trick-or-Treat crop that officially starts today! 

There will be 14 challenges to inspire you with 7 of those including exclusive sketches from ME!

Don't be spooked!

Please visit the message board to and join in the fun!!! You'll have a fabulous time with other scrappers, finish a few pages, and maybe win a prize or two!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

She Has Dreams

Do you remember when you were a bit younger ... when someone asked you " What do you want to be when you grow up?" Did you have an answer? Maybe a doctor, hairdresser, or Car Washer?! ... I remember thinking I wanted to be an Airline Ticket Agent .. the one that takes your boarding pass before you get on an aircraft.. and it had to be Delta Airlines ! LOL.. yup, that was me! ...

My little niece Megan LOVES animals and has told me on several occaisions she wants to take care of animals and wants an animal school! .. I love the dreams she has and decided to create a page with just that.

This is a pic of her laying in the grass ... and maybe dreaming just a little bit!
I used several Left Over pieces of Lilybee Design for this page and honestly ... i wasn't sure what i was doing! I know that layering is too much fun and really hides mistakes well! ;-)

I used Stephanie's Little Whimsies on this page ... the little green bird and yellow flower! Love her little pins. I don't use them often on pages, i just like collecting them but these were perfect for my page .

Thanks for stopping by today, and hopefully you feel inspired to create using  your left overs ;-)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Remember to Keep Smiling

 Hello Tuesday!

I am finally posting my last layout created started at Crop & Create in Ottawa. This was created using the new Jillibean Soup Collection Called - Grandma's Lima Bean Soup! Love that title and yes, I do miss my Grandmother's Soups, not Lima Bean, but for sure it had some Kidney Beans!

-- Remember to Keep Smiling --

 This is a page of my niece Marissa, playing with some photo props. She loved the tongue sticking out and of course had to use it for her photo shoot with me! She's always funny, and makes me laugh and smile every time i'm with her. - the # 9 represents her age, the extras are colorful because of her personality!

A few details --

Thanks for peeking today!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Messy Masterpiece

Happy Monday!

Nothing really on TV tonight so i decided to finish my page and post it ! I started this page last night while enjoying a little Justin Bieber ... seems some of you don't like the BIEBS!!! LOL... he keeps me dancing and singing so i can't complain!

This is a page using some Jillibean's - Grandma's Lima Bean Soup

-- Messy Masterpiece --

These are pictures of my nieces. Last July i visited with about 6 paint bottles, a cheap canvas, and some brushes. I asked the girls to put on some old tshirts and come outside with me. It was a gloomy grey day and a little mess made us laugh, dance around and enjoy the creative process our " messy" paint splats created!
I will cherish my canvas for years to come!

I also used the Creative Scrappers Sketch #229 for my layout!

Thanks for reading today!
Enjoy your week and just be creative ;)

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

My Scraps & More - Sketches

Good Morning Folks!

In a rutt? need a little inspiration to get your mojo going again?! Well , as you might know I'm a sketch designer for a Scrapbook Store called My Scraps & More and Tammi uses my sketches for her monthly contests and challenges! 

Here are a few of my sketches already posted ... Feel free to download the pdf file and use them for your layouts! Make sure you share them on the MSAM forum / gallery and you can share them on facebook ;-)

Here are a few ... 

you can download my sketches by
> clicking here <

join MSAM for more challenges 

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Jillibean Soup? Yes Please!

Oh My Goodness!!! I can't believe a week has gone by and i never shared my exciting news with you ;-D. 

Stephanie and I were on a plane heading to Ottawa Ontario on Thursday afternoon. We got off the plane and both turned on our cell phones to read our latest emails and of course post on instragram! At the bottom of the stairs next to the baggage carousel i saw an email pop up from KIMBER!!! OMG OMG OMG! 
I opened the email and SQUEELED like a teenage girl who just saw Justin Beiber and jumped on top of Stephanie telling her i got a response to my jillibean application. A Guest Designer Position. I was thrilled! I don't apply to many design teams and a guest position is fabulous for me at this time. EXCITED! SO, here is the list of new designers for this upcoming year. I look forward to working with all these awesome ladies and anxious to showcase my Jillibean projects with you. I'm not sure which month I'll be featured yet but i'm sure i'll keep you posted ;-D 

To view the Jillibean announcement you can CLICK HERE! 
thanks Big Bean and Kimber for allowing me to represent Jillibean! 
Looking forward to it ;-) 

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Grand Canyon

Hello Readers!

It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada! Happy Turkey Day to all my Canadian Friends and Family! I won't be enjoying turkey this weekend since it's officially back to work for me. I've been on holidays, and sick leave due to my arm for a few weeks and reality is just around the corner. I'm sad but I need some money to pay for my scrapbook adventures ;-)

I'm sharing a layout with you today called " Grand Canyon " I used the new Amy Tangerine Collection called - READY SET GO. Love these colors and such fun embellieshments - the washi tape, the diecuts ... LOVE THEM!
It's a page of hubby and I in August visiting the Grand Canyon. What an amazing trip. I never in a million years expected it to be so GRAND! Loved every minute of it and can't wait to go back in the Spring.

I hope you enjoyed your World Card Making Day today! Did you manage to create a card or two?! I was going to participate today, i had my Jillibean Soup stash placed on the kitchen table and well.... i ended it taking a 2 hour cat nap and never did finish my project!

Enjoy your weekend!
Don't forget it's reveal day at Creative Scrappers tomorrow ;-)

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Crop & Create - Ottawa


Last weekend I was lucky enough to head out to Ottawa with my bestie Stephanie to participate in a weekend event hosted by Catherine from Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine -- with an amazing event called " Crop & Create ". This event is hosted several times per year in different cities and provinces so everyone can participate!!! With this event comes some of the industries best and most awesome designers! ( personality and creativity! ).

Thursday morning Stephanie and I headed out to Ottawa to check in to our hotel and scoot out to IKEA! My first visit I must add. I spent a few bucks but nothing drastic since I didn't have a TRUCK or 18 Wheeler with me! So, i bought a few things and was able to enjoy some Swedish meatballs. Um, no dissing IKEA but I think my hubby makes better Meatballs ... ;-D The Fries were awesome!

Friday morning we got ready and met up with ROSA from Gabry Road. Rosa was nice enough to greet us and take us to the Multi Crafts Scrapbook Warehouse.. All i can say is " WOW!" Yup, i spent a few bucks and Stephie did too ;-)  -- THANK YOU ROSA! xox

After our Adventure to Multi - we picked up Nicole Nowosad at the airport.. I've been friends ( online ) with Nicole for several years now and just now do we get to meet in person. We were both a bit nervous cause ... we really didn't KNOW each other. You know those quirky things we do, or how we act in public!!!

About 2 minutes of giving her hugs I knew we'd be great friends in real life as well. Nicole is a sweetie poo... if you know me and stephanie .. she's like both of us combined in one.

 Does that make sense!?

We participated in Kelly Purkey's stamp class, did a few make n' takes and ya enjoyed some YUMMY Deserts from the Crop Desert bar. Never disappoints!

Saturday ... a long day!
First off, no coffee shop open at 830am... in our hotel. And Nicole and I were Teachers' Assistant for Vicki Boutin's ' BOOT CAMP Class! ...  Wow that chick is amazing and is FULL of knowledge! She is for sure my inspiration! If you ever.. EVER have a chance to take one of her classes... YOU MUST! <<<

Okay, I'm almost done this post... but i have to share a story with you. It's like 3am after a long day a few cranberry and vodka drinks and we're sitting at a table laughing and chatting. I decided to give Nicole a hug and tell her how awesome it was for her to come to Ottawa. In that fraction of a second a bracket from my braces get caught in her sweater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously...  at that moment it was the FUNNIEST thing I have ever experienced in my life. I was soaked with tears from laughter. Really ..... I cried!
Poor Nicole just sat there laughing and wondering what the heck was going on. In the middle of me being stuck to her sweater my main concern was how expensive was this sweater! ... Oh Nicole I love you girlie! Needless to say I have no MORE Braces! They came off yesterday ;-D

Crop and Create events are probably one of my most favorite ever. It's like Christmas, New Years Eve and Thanksgiving all combined into one weekend. It's learning new techniques, shopping for new scrap supplies, meeting new friends, seeing old friends and just enjoying time together.

 The photobooth is one of my favorites. Man, I laugh so much being goofy!
Some photos I promised I wouldn't post... ;-D

Of course Catherine is santa claus with all her AMAMZING goodies from tons of awesome sponsors such as Bo Bunny, Maya Road, American Crafts, Xyron, Studio Calico and oh so many more~! She Rocks at what she does and really does enjoy seeing everyone attend and have a great ( GREAT ) time!

The Next crop and create event is in Saskatoon , November 9-10. Would you believe Stephanie and I will be attending this one as well!? .. Can't wait!
If you live close by even in the US or close to the area you should seriously consider coming.

Here are more details for the next crop --- and check to see if They'll be in your location in the near future! CLICK HERE for dates and location.
You'll have a fabulous time and probably get to meet some of your own online besties!

Thank you Catherine and the CC team ( Kelly Perkey, Kelly Goree, Vicki Boutin, Jen Walker  for the long nights of planning and coordinating that goes behind the scenes to create such an event and for making them the most memorable! ...

as the song goes ...

" i've had the time of my life, and i owe it all to you!"

 -- I've never laughed so much!
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