Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013 | Reflection

It's the end of 2013.
It's a time to reflect for me today, to think about what 2013 was about. To be thankful for the lessons and challenges and be ready for change in the new year.

I can't say 2013 was Awesome, but I can say it was good. It was good in a way that I learned a lot about myself, about those in my life and what it means to be in a marriage.  To be available and open to what comes in my direction and accept them. My Word for 2013 was CHOICES. I can say that I had many choices in 2013 - some were good and some not so good. I learned from them and ready to move on. My one little word for 2014 is ..  

 I've been fortunate to be able to travel quite a bit this year - from CHA in Los Angeles, Crop and Create events in Moncton, Winnipeg and Thunder Bay, to Vacations in Las Vegas, NHL Games in Toronto and Day trips to some pretty amazing places in Southern New Brunswick.  During the Summer we actually bought a small 8foot pool for the backyard and enjoyed some great times, Eddie turned 13 and Steve and I celebrated 13 years of wedded bliss! I'm enjoying watching my nieces and nephew grow up, and I've enjoyed meeting new friends through scrapbooking. 

In the Scrapworld, I took a few months off Creative Scrappers and started again after the summer, it was a nice break - I'm glad to be back and to be creating with sketches again. I released my Second Sketchbook, I was a guest for Jillibean Soup and featured in the Bella Blvd newsletter. I started creating my own printables and still love my popdots and sewing on my pages.

I am ready to say goodbye to 2013 and welcome 2014 with open arms. 
2014 means I turn 42 years old, Eddie will be 14 and Steve and I will celebrate 14 years of marriage. We have two large family reunions in June and July. We are planning on a few trips to Las Vegas, Florida and probably Toronto.I have to learn how to STOP eating so much sugar, and to accept the fact that i am getting older and it's time to start taking care of myself. It's the year that I will die my hair, give myself biweekly manicures,  start shopping for clothes a bit more and accepting who i am. 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Paper Camellia | January Kit Reveal

It's Reveal day at Paper Camellia today!

It's January Kit reveal day! We are thrilled to bring you our Main Scrapbook and Add-on kits filled with the latest from Teresa Collins, Amy Tan, Dear Lizzy, Crate Paper, and much more.

The Add-on kit will be available to our subscribers today, and both the Main Scrapbook and Add-on kits will be available for purchase to everyone on Wednesday, January 1st.

Here is the January 2014 Main Scrapbook kit.... 

And the January 2014 Add-on kit...

Check out our DT Gallery to see the wonderful layouts our team have put together with these fun kits. We have a limited number of subscriptions available for January, so if you've been thinking of joining Paper Camellia, now's is a great time.

Here are 3 of my layouts showcasing these awesome kits!




This was an awesome Kit to play with. I love the coral and kraft colors mixed together and the cute Theresa Collins embellishments made embellishing so fun.

Thanks for peeking today and I'll be back tomorrow with a 2013 post! It's been a while since i shared a few personal things on my blog and well it's December 31st so I might as well ;-)

I also have some AWESOME news to share with you by the end of the week ;-)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Creative Scrappers | Sketch 258

Good Morning!
It's Sunday and It's REVEAL day for Creative Scrappers !  

My Layout - Milk Mustache

I created MILK MUSTACHE  with this adorable collection from

All i did was cut out a few cards to be a 2x2" square to match the size of my pics and added a few diecut stickers from the 4x6" Stickers. LOVE THESE!

A few close ups of my layout --

Our Sketch created by Jenny Evans. 

Make sure you visit us at Creative Scrappers to see what the other designers created! 

To Win a prize from our sponsor The Twinery all you need to do is create a layout and enter the challenges using our inlinkz widget at the end of the reveals for Sketch 257-258.  Deadline to submit your layout is December 31st at Midnight. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Be Thankful | Layout

This is a layout I created Just for Fun. I used some older 6x6 paper pad from A Studio Calico Kit. I've had this picture of me laying in a hammock reading Scrapbook Trends for I think a year or two. Never had the chance to scrapbook it and for some reason this paper was perfect!

I miss those summer days of just being lazy and enjoying the weather. A few more months of winter and hopefully i'll be enjoying this again !

Have a great week and drop in tomorrow for the Creative Scrappers Reveal ! 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Paper Camellia | Days in December

Good Morning Friends,

First I would like to say that this Paper Camellia December Days kit ROCKS! I created a mini album ( Days in December ) and well the month of December came and sadly not much was going on in our house. We have no elf on the shelf, I don't bake, we had no show, and I wasn't wrapping presents or signing Christmas Carols! So I decided in stead of finishing my Days in December mini that i would take the existing cards and transfer them to my Project Life spread.

It was great to be able to use this kit to assemble those cards and add some photos and events that happened this week ( December 8-14)

I apologize in advance for the poor photos - We are in the middle of a snow storm here in Atlantic Canada and the lighting isn't the best - but you'll still be able to clearly see the spread.

Thanks for dropping by today and Happy Holidays to you and your families!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Paper Camellia | January Kits

Hi Everyone!

It's time for a  peak at what we have for you in Paper Camellia's January Kits.

Our January kits are filled with a mix of the  newest products from Teresa Collins, Crate Paper,  Amy Tangerine and much more. With shades of corral, pink, kraft and a touch of gold this is a very versatile collection.

Look for the full reveal and lots of beautiful inspiration from our design team coming on December 30th.

And now...here is a peak at what we have for you in January...

the Add On

I just started playing with these kits and OH MY!!!! I love this color combo and a mix with kraft is just fabulous!

Stay tuned for our reveal coming up December 30th ;-) I'll even have a new sketch for you to play with starting in January at Paper Camellia! 

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Creative Scrappers | Sketch 257

Good Morning!
It's Sunday and It's REVEAL day for Creative Scrappers !  

The layout I created came so easy with this new Studio Calico - Printshop Collection. I Love it! All the embellishments that go with, and the colors.. a Favorite!

And Sketch 257 

Make sure you visit us at Creative Scrappers to see what the other designers created!

To Win a prize from our sponsor The Twinery all you need to do is create a layout and enter the challenges using our inlinkz widget at the end of the reveals for Sketch 257-258.  Deadline to submit your layout is December 31st at Midnight. 

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Toronto, Ontario | Layout

Sometimes it feels great to dig up some older paper collections and just scrapbook cause you feel like playing with paper. This is exactly what i did this past weekend. I took out some Basic Grey - Carte Postale and created this page.

Hubby and I went to Toronto for the weekend and enjoyed a great walk around Yonge street and this Historic building called the Gooderham Building or FlatIron Building.   - we sat on the side of the sidewalk and just watched people while we enjoyed our starbucks coffee. A great moment! Love this City!

thanks for visiting today ;-)

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Special Delivery | PageMaps.com

I am thrilled to report that I am a Guest Designer for PageMaps this month. I was given a few sketches to choose from and I selected this one - I love the 2 small photos, and the use of several pattern papers made this sketch so easy and awesome to work with.

My layout - SPECIAL DELIVERY of my nephew at 8 months old. His first Christmas Photo Shoot.  Love the colors in the Elle's Studio Noel Collection 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Remember to Visit PageMaps for the December Sketches!

Monday, December 02, 2013

Let It Snow | Printables

Hello Friends!

I created a new printable last night with a "Let It Snow theme " - you may download them for FREE and use them for your personal layouts or project life spreads.

 The kit i used is from Erin Bradley ..  is called Snow Man Fun

you can easily print the downloaded version on an 8.5 x 11" piece of white cardstock, cut up the journal cards and punch out the circles - voila!
A few new diecuts for you ;-) ENJOY! --

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Paper Camellia | December Kits

It's December 1st! Today Paper Camellia has the full reveal of the December Main Scrapbook and Add-on kit. The Main kit is a mix of corrals, aquas and kraft with a touch of gold for shimmer. This kit is very versatile. Use it to document your holiday memories...turn to the B-sides and you have a kit you can use year round. The Add-on has some great embellishments to give you even more options.
Here is the December 2013 Main kit...

and the December  2013 Add-on kit...

 Our design team has created some wonderful layouts using the December kits, visit our DT Gallery for inspiration. I didn't participate in this month's reveal since I was doing the Days in December album. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

CS256 | Silhouette Shape

Having a hard time creating with CS Sketch 256
I created this freebie for you to use with your Silhouette Cameo.  

CLICK ON IMAGE to Download

If you have to cut individually triangles measure 5" all 3 sides. 

Have fun ;-)

Creative Scrappers Sketch 256 | Reveal

Good Morning!
It's Sunday and It's REVEAL day for Creative Scrappers ! We had a great time showcasing the Paper Issues gals this week and today it's our turn!

The Sketch once again, in case you missed it - one of my favorites! It's different, not complicating, and so out of my comfort zone. LOVE THOSE!

Supplies used for this layout : Elle's Studio - Day to Day Collection 
other misc diecuts from Elle's Studio

Thanks bunches for reading today, and hope you can play ;-)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Days In December 20-24 | Paper Camellia

hello Friends
Sharing more of my Days in December Mini Album with you today. As i get the album started with photos and more little extras I'll post pictures here on my blog ;-)

Day 20
i used a kraft card envelope
i sprayed color shine and added washi tape to the edge.
instead of punching holes in the envelope I added a 1" piece of cardstock behind
the envelope - this was sewed and it allowed me to keep my small envelope in tack in my mini.  So easy to do !

this can keep some receipts, or small gift tags or something else that i might want to hide ;-)

day 22 -
I cut out a word with my silhouette again
believe, this can be anything as well, such as peace, giving, gratitude, wishes,
whatever you like.

Kerri Bradford has some amazing words or you can find tons of free ones on pinterest.

Day 23 - I told you i love confetti pockets!
another one was added and in this pocket i put all my little mini left overs - i added little numbers from the Fancy Pants number sheet, I added cut up pieces of vellum from the diecuts i didn't use and lastly i added 2 enamel dots glued together for front and back ;-)

Day 24 -
i created the little tree with left overs again, i think these were flags maybe ? not sure but they were perfect for my tree, I added enamel dots and VOILA ;-)

Day 25 i left blank, i want to add to it on Christmas Day - probably a photo collage or large 6x8 photo of our tree in the morning or family photo.

i have tons of left over photo protectors so at any time if i want to add more pictures i can ;-)

Thank you SO Much for visiting and I hope you were inspired to create with your December Days kit from Paper Camellia 

Happy Holidays to you and your family

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