Thursday, September 30, 2010

I'm sorry there's been nothing new happening here lately. I've had kind of a wicked cold, and I'm still trying to get used to my son going to school (which means I have to wake up at 6:30am to get everyone out the door on time). But I promise there will be new things to come very soon! A friend of mine is coming over tomorrow night for a little scrap time! So, stay tuned!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Naughty Things...

It's raining, and storming here and my husband took my oldest son camping today! I really hope the weather clears up for them, but for me, I'm kinda liking it! It just makes me want to cuddle up with a hot cup of coffee, light some candles, and watch the new Grey's Anatomy (which is what I'm doing right now, as my two youngest are sleeping!)
I was trying to think of all these things that I could do with my time right now. I've got a layout on the go, I could work on that...I could clean my house (yuk), or I could watch Grey's and write on my blog! So, I guess you've figure out what I chose to do with my free time! I must say, the coffee is fab! lol

I did this layout a couple weeks ago, before I went away to Vancouver to see Hedley (which was pretty awesome, minus the rain!) I crammed 3 double page layouts and a single into 3 nights so I could qualify for a challenge at my favourite LSS to do a double layout every week in the summer...It was due before I left for the Coast, so I got em all done, and it was totally worth it, because I WON!! I won a 50 dollar gift certificate to Creative Accents! I was so excited, and I totally need to go buy a lottery ticket now, because my husband just came home from work on Wednesday morning with 50 bucks that he won at work too! I think we might have some horse shoes up our butts or something! LOL

Anyway, I'm blabbing now! This LO is of my middle son Caleb doing his first naughty thing! The journaling says something about how little I knew then about how many naughty things there were to come with Caleb! lol he's definately my little challenge, but I love him to death!!

Here's the deets: I used Bazzil cardstock (brown and craft), I can't remember the PP I used, letter stickers are Cosmo Cricket, alphabet is Quickutz Espresso, chipboard letters are from Crate, border punch EK Success, I had cut the heart and painted it with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint, I used paper towel and sprayed it with blue and green glimmer mist and crumpled it together a bit until it dried, buttons are random, also used distress inks.
thanks for stoppoing by!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Sistah in Law

I just love this pic of my Sister in Law! She always says she's not photogenic, and I keep telling her that no one is when they squish up their faces and try to hide from the camera! lol When she actually lets her picture get taken, she looks quite beautiful :)
Here's the deets: I used Making Memories paint (mixed it with water so it would flick easier onto my paper), I painted the edges of the picture with white paint too. I cut the pic into 4 to give it a little funk. The papers I used are bazzil cardstock, and coredinations, the pp is crate and an unknown. Flowers are prima :) I also used a Tim Holtz texture fade (love those things!)

thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Creative Accents Fall Challenge and Blog Hop!!!

All right everyone it's Challenge Time at Creative Accents, and once again we're going to kick it off with another Blog Hop! There are some amazingly creative ladies on the Seriously Creative Design team that are joining in to kick off the Challenge and I can't wait to see what everyone has in store for the hop!!

The challenge is pretty simple!

Create any paper based project and include:
A- Alphabet (letters or words in any form)
B- Bling (pearls or gems and other blingy things)
C- Chipboard (letters, shapes, or whatever you've got in your stash)

Your project can be any theme, but if you want 'extra credit' make it an Autumn or Halloween project :)

This challenge is open to participants until October 15 at midnight. You can enter using the linky gadget at the Creative Accents blog and/or by bringing your project in to display in the store! The prize (randomly chosen from all challenge participants) will be a surprise package of goodies from all of our ABC categories worth at least $30!

We'll also be selecting another random winner from those who:
1- comment on posts along the hop and
2- are a follower of Creative Accents' blog
You do not have to comment on every post along the way, but this will increase your chances of winning a surprise ABC gift worth at least $15! Plus these ladies are amazing artists and it's just plain nice to show em some love!! So don't forget to tell them all how fab they are on their blogs!!

So now, on with the hop!! If you just wandered in here and want to join in the hop, you can start over at the ever so talented Tara's Blog. If you're already hopping along, you should've come from the fabulously creative Carla's Blog .

So here's my take on the challenge. When I heard that we were doing a fall challenge, I couldn't wait to start scrappin some Halloween pics! I absolutely LOVE Halloween and I've been getting into it lately, specially with this crisp fall air we've been having! These pics are from my sister's first Halloween party she had back in 2008. I'm starting to realize that I'll never be one of those scrappers that is actually scrapping pics from the present time! lol I figure as long as I'm getting them done, it doesn't matter how long it takes me!
I used a couple different (A's) Alphabets in this LO, for the "Sparkler" I used the Katie Grande font, and the "Scavanger Hunt" part of the title actually uses both the "A" and the "C" in the ABC Challenge. I used chipboard alphabet stickers by Cosmo Cricket. The (B) Bling I used is some unknown bling I bought from Creative Accents like 2 years ago! I'm not a huge user of bling (probably because I have 3 boys that I primarily scrap about!)...but lately I've been wanting to use it a bit more and I thought it was perfect for this layout! For the (C) Chipboard I used some chipboard accents from Imaginisce. They actually came in a paper pack that had chipboard shapes to match the stickers in it, so you could use the stickers with the chipboard, or without. Kinda fun :) So that's the ABC's of that layout! The patterned papers I used are all from Imaginisce except for the main PP which is from Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland (LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PAPER!!!) I also used the Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions cardstock too (this stuff is really fun to play around with too!)
Additional Supplies: Stickles (more bling!), QK special delivery set (stitching die and scallop die), Distress Inks, edge distresser and thread.
I hope you enjoy this Layout as much as I do!! I had a lot of fun making it too!

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog! Now it's time to hop on over to the AMAZINGLY talented Eulanda's Blog. Don't forget to leave some love for everyone for your chance to win a prize!!! Thanks for hopping with us!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Well, I found my battery charger for my camera in the glove box of my van. Good place for it eh?! lol Just in time too, because Creative Accents is going to be doing another blog hop on monday, so stay tuned for that! I was scrappin up a storm last week to finish a challenge of doing a double page layout every week for the whole summer. It was due on the 11th of september, and I finished like 3 doubles and a single in 3 nights! So, now I'm taking a little break (I hate to admit it, but it was starting to feel a little like work!) I have been feeling the urge to get back at it the last couple days, but I've been pretty tired. My oldest son started kindergarten last week, and I've been getting used to having to get up early again! Maybe tomorrow I'll make it downstairs to do some scrappin!

This is one of the layouts I finished for that challenge. It's my middle son Caleb when he was around 2 or 3 months...I have to admit that I don't know how old he was there (I have to look it up on the computer one of these days), but he is stinkin cute isn't he? lol

The papers are Crate paper, and Bazzil cardstock, I used glimmer mist, and distress inks, the flower is from the quickutz special delivery gift set, and so is the alpha (Katie Grande).
Thank you for taking the time to come and check out my little blog spot :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

So, I have to tell you that I will have a new post sometime soon...however I lost my battery charger to my camera and my camera is DEAD! So, I have a whole bunch of fun stuff to show you, but you'll just have to wait! so there! haha ;) You'll just have to keep checking and send me some find camera battery vibes!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Tara's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop!!

So the girls at Creative Accent's Seriously Creative Design Team and friends have decided to do a surprise blog hop for Tara's (the owner of Creative Accents) birthday today. You should've come here from the very talented Chris's blog. If you just wandered in here and want to join in on the hop, hop on over to the beginning at the fabulously creative Cheri's Blog.
So, we each made a card (or didn't like me, because I'm insane with my 3 little kids and a trip to Vancouver right now) I did start coloring an image, but that's as far as I think I'm going to get for now, so you'll have to stay tuned for the finished card...which may or may not get finished any time in the near future! But in any case, I still wanted to join the hop so I could say

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TARA!!! In my husband's family, when it's someone's birthday we all go around the table at dinner and say something nice about them...not because we have to, but because it's true! So Tara, here's my nice things to you: You are a very kind and generous person, you have a great laugh, and you are a very talented artist :) I hope you are having an awesome day and that someone gets you a yummy cake for your birthday!! Sorry I didn't have time to make a card for ya!!

So, now you can head on over to Teila's Blog and continue hopping!! Don't forget to finish of at Creative Accents Blog and leave a happy birthday message to Tara!!

Have a good one Tara!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Halloween Party!!

It's starting to feel a little fall-ish around here these days, and it's making me feel a little nostalgic. I'm loving lighting my Cinnamon Bayberry candles and enjoying the crisp-ness in the air (I'm definately loving that we can breathe the air again and have our windows open without dying from smoke inhalation from the forest fires that surrounded us this summer too)! I'm a total sucker for fall, and Halloween is one of my favourite holidays, so when I can feel fall in the air, I get excited to break out the Halloween papers and start scrappin! I've had these pics kickin around for like 7 years! This party was the first time Chris and I met our friends Debbie and Derrick, and it was at their annual Hallween party. They go ALL OUT for Halloween and it was a kick ass party! The funniest thing about it was that we met Derrick while he was wearing his costume, which was a WereWolf (and he had glued the hair onto his face!) So after the party, we still didn't know what he really looked like!! I knew he worked at Save On, so the next time I went there I was looking around for someone who I thought might be him! lol It was pretty chuckly! Anyway, here's my layout...enjoy

Products Used: Patterned Paper: Imaginisce, Basic Grey (eerie), and Harmonie (Bal Masque), Tim Holtz sander (on pics), glimmer mist-tattered angels (on the Party letters), Die Cutting machine: Quickutz Alphabet: English Rose, unknown vellum (Halloween), Stickles (on spider web), Martha Stewart punch, close to my heart edge distresser, white gel pen, zig black pen, adhesive: score tape.

I hope you're all enjoying the coming fall season as much as I am! Btw, I won a draw at Creative Scrappers!! Totally made my night last night!! Then, tonight my husband called me from work, and he won a thousand bucks at work!! WOOT!! We have definately been blessed this week!!
On that note, have a great night everyone! Enjoy!

and the winner is!!!

Okay ladies, sorry it took me so long, but I kinda forgot what day it was until yesterday, then I couldn't believe how the time had flown! lol anyway, I have drawn a number using a random number generator atpsychic science I googled it to find a random draw thingy hehe
anyway I cut and pasted the results, here they are: 4

Random numbers generated Sep 1 2010 at 8:49:32 by
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sooooo the winner iiiisss: Christine D!!!
here's what she had to say: Christine D said...
Hey you! I have added it on the side bar of my blog!! Awesome candy!! LOVE IT!!! :)

Chris, message me on fb and I'll get you your prize!! Congrats Chris!!!