Thursday, February 25, 2010

Critter card

It is my turn to post the Thursday card challenge at Two Scrapbook Friends. I chose to create a card with a cute little critter, using the Cuttlebug embossing folder. BG patterned paper, bling in his eyes, and I inked him to stand out.
We have daily challenges over at TSF, so check it out!
Monday, February 22, 2010


The challenge this week at Lil Red Wagon is to work with ribbon. I had been working on this castle project for my 6 yr old, and finally finished it with lots of ribbon and bling. I wasn't sure what I was going to put at the top of the castle, but since I was working on the ribbon challenge, I thought that would be perfect! Check out their site if you want to play along with the challenge.
Sunday, February 21, 2010

Digi layout

I really need to find some time to scrap, I haven't had enough free time lately. So tonight I thought I would do a quick digi while watching the hockey game. I paper scrapped this same picture, now I am doing a digi layout with it. It is the most recent pic of hubby and I, and this is just before we left for the Jann Arden concert.
Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friendzy Friday

It was my turn to host Friendzy Friday over at Two Scrapbook Friends
I chose to highlight this family tree from Kaisercraft, as I love how it turned out. I still have to put some pictures and finishing touches on it, but here is how it looked before and after. It is quite sturdy and easy to work with. I used Kaisercrafts's Duchess line for patterned paper, and inked with some colorbok.
Two Scrapbook Friends has some in stock, so check it out as this would be a great addition to your home, or as a gift.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday Trigger

I took the challenge for the Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World. Love the bright yellows and red in their photo, and this card is my take on it. Head on over there if you want to check out the challenge.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Scrap 'happy'

So I took that pic I published earlier, and scrapped it for Two Scrapbook Friends Monday layout challenge to scrap a happy picture. I used crackle accents for the chipboard heart and Love title, and crystal lacquer for the other shapes.
Thanks for looking, and check out the challenges happening all the time at Two Scrapbook Friends!

Rak winner

So sorry I am late!! Things have been very hectic around here. Really have to get used to this working thing LOL I hope to post some scrappy projects in a bit, but for now I wanted to make sure I posted the Rak winner. Rosemary from Ontario, I drew your name! So please email me at to send me your address so that I can get your rak out to you!

And since no post is complete without a pic, here is one of my two youngest being cute and playful.

Thanks for stopping by my blog everyone! I love to rak, so there will be more chances to win :-)
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Ok ladies, Scrapfest registration opened today, and I am hearing that the crop is selling out so well, that there is now limited availability!! How exciting! And if you plan on registering for the crop, you should join us at our reserved tables for Two Scrapbook Friends where we will be having our own party at the crop with challenges, prizes and some surprises!! Leave a comment here or on the forum at Two Scrapbook Friends, or in the store to reserve a spot at our table.
Here is some info on the crop, then go to Scrapfest to register:

*Title:* ScrapFest Crop
*Date:* Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17, 2010
*Times:* Friday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to midnight;
Saturday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
*Location:* Kinsmen Arena (adjacent to Marketplace in the Kiwanis arena)
*Price:* $70.00 + GST (this includes your 2 day event pass to the Marketplace at a $20 value).

*Attention: You do not need to buy the general VIP Marketplace pass as this is included in the price of your crop*


Tons of unfinished projects but no time to finish them? Are you looking for some scrapbooking fun? Then the ScrapFest Crop is the place for you. Take time for yourself and come *Shop, Crop, Learn* and *Create* at ScrapFest, your /Ultimate Creative Paper Crafting Destination/!

Croppers…bring your projects that you have wanted to work on for ages but just haven’t found the time. Imagine having the opportunity to shop in the Marketplace with 45+ exhibitors to find that perfect paper or that one embellishment to complete a page. Bring your unfinished class projects back to your cropping space and have the time to complete it before leaving for home. All of this and more…please read on!

*_NEW:_* The ScrapFest Crop is starting _two hours earlier_ this year! That means two extra hours of cropping time to get all those unfinished projects done, hang out with your friends, and just have a good time.

Croppers will have the opportunity to setup and begin cropping on _Friday, April 16 at 10 a.m_.

And there’s more…The Marketplace is opening at *2:00 p.m.*! This means 8 hours of shopping time on Friday. More time to crop and more time to shop—what could be better than that!

This year we’re very pleased to partner with *Scrapbook and Cards Today* as they generously sponsor and donate to the ScrapFest Crop. Every participant will receive a signed copy of the newly released Spring issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine. They will also be donating items for the crop bags but we will leave these products as a surprise!!

Throughout both days, there will be _scheduled contests and/or giveaways_ by various exhibitors— Scrapbook and Cards Today, GO Scrapping, Two Scrapbook Friends, The Paper Pickle Company, and Simply Scrapping, just to name a few. Great prizes will be given away by each of these companies.

Other activities include the “Show Us Your Creativity Contest”, a layout contest, and a meet & greet with some of Canada’s most recognized scrapbooking personalities including *Catherine Tachdjian, Vicki Boutin,* and *Kelly Panacci.*

Just a summary of what this price includes: over 24 hours of cropping time, a 2 day Marketplace pass, a “crop” bag, prizes, a time to remember shared with friends and so much more!! Don’t miss out on this once a year opportunity!

1. ScrapFest Croppers will receive a “crop” bag filled with fun product from our sponsors (but not the VIP “scrap” bag).

2. This price does not include any meals. The Marketplace Café will have drinks and food available for purchase.

3. You are permitted to leave your materials/projects and your rolling totes at your seat over night in the Cropping Arena. ScrapFest does provide security throughout the day and overnight. However, we do recommend that you take any expensive items (eg Cricut) home with you on Friday night as we are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Scrapfest 2010

I have some exciting news!! Well first of all, the countdown is on for SCRAPFEST 2010! Registration is tomorrow, and you won't want to miss it. The lineup of classes is fantastic! And of course there is the ultimate crop party. It will be the best yet, the organizers have been working hard to make sure that this is the best crop they have ever had. And it is sponsored by Scrapbook & Cards Today! How exciting!

And what's even more exciting is that my favourite LSS, Two Scrapbook Friends will be hosting our own 'party at the crop party'. Join me as I host our own tables of Two Scrapbook Friends customers and friends with challenges contests and prizes! Our talented design team will be showcasing some of our favourite products and projects, and will even be able to share some tips and techniques with you all.

If you would like to be part of the fun, along with a few surprises, simply sign up online at the Two Scrapbook Friends forum where we have a special section for the Scrapfest crop party. And I will have a few challenges between now and Scrapfest, so be sure to get in on the fun! You can also email me, or leave me a comment here with your email address to sign up. It's free to sign up with us, as long as you register and pay for the crop at

Hope to see you at the Scrapfest crop!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Card Sketch challenge

I made this card for the sketch challenge at Stamping Bella I love their stamps, and this little lady bug is so cute. It doesn't show well in the pic, but her wings are all glittery as I added Glamour Dust to them. The 3 little dots are also from Stamping Bella. The 'Lovebug' stamp is from an exclusive set from ScrapCentral. And I used my new loopy border punch for the top of the pp.

Don't forget to leave a comment to say you stopped by, and your name will be added to the draw next Monday for a rak!
Monday, February 1, 2010

Journaling challenge

Check out this week's layout challenge at Two Scrapbook Friends. It was my week to come up with the challenge, so I decided to do a journaling challenge. I just want to see layouts where the journaling is a major part of the layout, like the one I posted above, with my hubby's smiling face holding the youngest of our five children.

So if you want to play along, check it out. And don't forget to post a comment to say you stopped by my blog, as I will be having a draw from all names next Monday.

February Design team reveal!

It's February 1st, and that means it's time for the Design team reveal for Two Scrapbook Friends We worked with Fancy Pants this month, and it was fun to see how different I could make all of my layouts.
I created five layouts and 2 cards, here they are Leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by, I will be drawing a name for a rak next Monday.