Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Let's Get Hoppin'!!!

I am SO excited!!!! I get to participate in my first official blog hop!!! For those of you who don't know what that is, here's the 4-1-1!!!

A blog hop is a chance to go from blog to blog checking out cool stuff like like techniques, sketches, ideas and other scrappy goodness! It always includes PRIZES!!! (And face it - you love prizes - so do I!!) It is loads of fun, and you don't even have to get out of your jammies!!
(how great is THAT???!!!)

The fabulous women from the Inspiration Team at weScrap say "BRING ON SPRING" - and on March 6th, beginning at 12pm ET, I hope you will join us for all the groovy goodness!!!

Keep watching for more details, and feel free to grab our ad and share the info with your friends!!! Did I mention I am SO excited. . . .

HOppy Day everyone!!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Seasons of Play ( and a freebie!)

I love the Seasons line from Crate Paper and I recently designed a kit for Scrapbook Parade using this wonderful collection, along with a few fun pieces from Jillibean Soup! Here are few designs I put together using the kit - free instructions to make these pages are located HERE in an easy to download pdf! Happy Day!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Spring is in the Air

Well despite all the fact that the WINTER Olympics are only a short ferry ride away in Vancouver, it certainly feels more like spring here in Victoria!! Look what is growing in my garden:

Spring is unusually early, but the robins are around, my hydrangeas are leafing out and there are cherry blossoms already!!! Hurray for spring! Hopefully it is not too far away in your neck of the woods!

Tomorrow I will be posting 5 new layouts which are fun and playful - ready for the fun of SPRING!!!

Happy Day everyone!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Love is in the Air. . . and a new weScrap kit!!!

Yes Valentine's Day will soon be upon us. I am feeling rather grinchy about the whole thing this year, overshadowed as it is by all the Olympic hype of living on the West Coast!!!

In any case, I have done a few lovey dovey layouts using the new Sugar Rush line from Basic Grey, which, incidentally, is completely yummy!!!

I also have been busy doing some layouts for the weScrap Inspiration Team, using the fabulous new February Kit "Pretty on the Inside": (only $27.99 US and worth every penny!!!)

Hopefully this will provide a bit of inspiration for the weekend - and I will be back tomorrow with layouts from the Scrapbook Parade February Kit!!!
Happy Day everyone!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sisterhood of the Travelling Stampbox

Hey everyone! One of my favourite CANADIAN stamp companies, MY STAMPBOX, has a great new idea going so I thought I would share it with you all!

It is called the Sisterhood of the Travelling Stampbox, and basically is a chance for creative women ( that is you and me!) and men, (let's not leave anyone out), to receive a STAMPBOX stamp set. After you have created something fun and fabulous with the set, you pass it along to someone else and so on and so on!!! How cool is that??? I think it is a really fun idea, so I hope you will click the above link to learn more and sign up!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentine's Day Paper-Piecing Patterns

How cute is this guy? I am obsessed with owls, and I love this little paper pieced cutie!!! Check out the link to Scrapbooks, etc, for more really cute paper pieced valentine ideas!! I have to say, I am not usually a paper piecing kinda chick, but this is WAY too cute not to make!!!!
Watch here over the next week for more fun Valentine's Day projects and ideas!!!
Happy Day everyone!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Month, New Look

Well, I am trying to teach myself how to groovify my blog, so over the next few months you will see a variety of templates and fun stuff on the blog as I find cool stuff to play with. And of course, I will share that grooviness with you!

I am all over Valentine's Day- not so much the romantic part, which I find a bit cheesy, but the fun with the kids, make valentines, decorate and appreciate people you love part! In celebration of this "love"-ly month, I found this great blogger template at LeeLou Blogs, which has great free stuff for your blogs, and also has desktop wallpapers that are really fun!

They are easy and simple to use, and you also find some great tutorials on how to pimp your blog ( OMG - did I really say that??? - Way too much reality TV in my world!!)

I would love to see what you can do with YOUR blog - post a link so I can check it out and leave you some love!

Monday, February 1, 2010

So Not a Domestic Goddess!!!!!

Anyone who knows me, knows that this layout is SO true!!! I am not a big fan of cleaning ( I would rather play with my kids), I am not exactly renowned for my cooking ( "my mom is great at making alphagettis, but she always, burns toast!" says Josh!), and although I work hard to be organized, the truth is I am much better at planning to be organized, than actually doing it! ( Can you say PROCRASTINATION!!!)

I do love this line of papers from Graphic 45 though, so I HAD to think of a way to use it!!! I did this for one of the crop challenges this weekend at weScrap!! there is still time to get some done and get in on the draw for a Cricut - hmmmmm, maybe I could use it to label stuff. . . .

Here are a couple more layouts from the crop:

Happy Day everyone!!!