Monday, November 30, 2009


Welcome Advent! It is time to prepare for Christmas and Advent is the season of preparation! Check out this great you tube video about making your Advent mean something!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Numbers game

OK, today is all about the numbers - numbers for your December Dailies Album, that is! You need to make 31 (yup, one for each day!!) little number tags! These can be random sizes, shapes and numbers, or they can be fairly uniform!
Here are a link to the Kaisercraft site - which has some great number downloads that match their Christmas Paper lines! Check it out HERE!

And here is a free pdf download for you of numbers in different fonts - you can punch these out and adhere to chipboard or cardstock tags - all ready for your pages!

HERE it is!! It looks better after download, as it uses a bunch of different fonts! Give any of these a try!

Tomorrow I will have some tips for supplies and construction!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Welcome to December Dailies!!

Today is the day!!! If you haven't heard already - I am hosting an online class at weScrap called December Dailies! Based on those great daily albums of Ali Edwards, I will help YOU complete your daily December album with ideas, hints and general enthusiaastic motivation!!!

If you have always wanted to do this, but never quite seem to get it done - this is YOUR year!!!

Join me for all the fun and creativity at weScrap!

Here is the link to the forum which has all the info DECEMBER DAILIES FORUM !!!

This week is Prep Week - we will build the bones of our album and get ready to start doing a page a day in December!!! This can be a mini album, or a full size album with any page size you like. It is up to you! I like a random style mini book, so that is what I will do, but you can do what you like! How great is that? And you can use up all those bits and pieces of Christmas scrap supplies that I KNOW you have kicking around!!

Be sure to check back here daily for all the details, links and inspiration!!

Ho Ho Hope you'll join me!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

December Kit Sneak Peek , Photoshop and NEW MOON!!!!

I cannot WAIT for this kit to arrive - it is in the mail as we speak and some of the other Design Team member have it already! It is called RUBY SOHO, which sounds lush and rich and apparently the kit is, too. I know it has some of Basic Grey's Indian Summer Line, as well as lots of other goodies! I am super excited to get it and hope it comes today so I can play with it this weekend!

It continues to be rainy and miserable here in Victoria - the good news being that I have no choice but to scrap in this weather (well, I could clean, but you know how I feel about THAT!!!).

It seems that there is a never ending source of photos that need to be scrapped! I finally put 40( yes 40!!) layouts into an album . The pile has been steadily growing since September!! I found a great little site that has lots of great tutorials and actions (ALL FREE) for Photoshop, so I have been workin on that, too! I really want to make use of the program for improving the quality of my photos. There is a blinkie link in the right sidebar - it is here for you as well - lots of fun stuff to try out, whether you are a beginner or more advanced user!!!

Now for some fun news - I am very excited that I get to take Hannah and her friend Madi too see New Moon on Friday afternoon!! yes, we are skipping school - we did for Twilight, too!!! Gotta make it an event!!!! Hannah is now officially a Team Jacob girl, but I am still hanging with the vampires!!! If only I was 5 years ( OK 15????) younger, sigh. I actually am more of a Team Carlyle woman!!! LOL!!!! Check it out here:

Happy Day everyone!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Catch up Time and a fun December Project!

Well, after 10 miserable days of H1N1 ( all the kids got it - luckily I did not!!), I think we are finally well and back to living a normal life! Being stuck inside for over a week is NOT fun, and even the kids were getting sick of TV!!!

On a positive note, I was able to do a bit of scrapping while everyone was sleeping, and I managed to get a good start on my Christmas cards, as well as getting the planning done for my December Dailies Project over at weScrap!

What is the December Dailies Project, you ask??? Well, it is a terrific mini album project based on Ali Edwards' Daily December Album. Some of you will remember I did an album like this last year, and it really has become my favourite mini album ever!!! Basically, you create a page a day in December, documenting the big and small things about your life in this festive month!

If you want to join in, please check out the details at weScrap here, it will give you an idea of the project, which will officially start on November 23rd! I will be posting links to weScrap, photos ,and updates here as well, and I hope you will join in. It is a terrific opportunity to scrap a snapshot of your life this December!!!

Watch here for more details!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lest We Forget

Today is a day to remember - to remember those who have died, those who serve, and those who continue to suffer under the burden of conflict all over the world. May we work for justice - which will ultimately bring peace.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

H1N1 is no fun!!!

Well, despite my best attempts to ward off this miserable flu - poor Hannah has succumbed and so we are lying low and trying to keep everyone healthy!! With Mark and his mom away on a Mediterranean adventure, it has been a little hectic!! I never knew how much I could love hand sanitizer!!!!

I will be posting more tomorrow, but for today just wanted to remind you about weScrap's fabulous Christmas Kit - a limited edition kit featuring great Christmas lines from Making Memories and Bo Bunny!!! - For only $16.99 it could be an early Christmas gift from you to you!!!
More tomorrow - must go sanitize. . . .

Friday, November 6, 2009

A little bit of what I have been working on. . .

Fall is such a great time to take photos - I love the colours and the activities - so much fun! These layouts were all made at weScrap's Think Pink Crop - I have million fall photos still to scrap!! The above layout is made with mostly supplies form the new fall line from Pink Paislee.

The above layout is an experiment using both paint and glimmer mist - but really it is the photo I love - Josh's expression says it all!

I love this photo of Mark and Joshua, taken at the Historic Cannery just outside of Prince Rupert, BC. Supplies for this are from Bo Bunny's fall line!
What are you working on? Leave me a comment and let me know!!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Fun

We had a great Halloween - I went as a pirate ( above is me with my good friend Mandy!), and the kids were a variety of cool characters, spooky, mysterious and colourful!!! I hope you all had a fun Halloween - now to keep away from that darn candy!!!!