Saturday, May 22, 2010

10,000 Hits!!!!

WooHoo!!! I made 10,000 hits today and I am pretty darn excited!!! Thanks to all my followers and visitors!!! If you like my blog - share it with a friend!!! And don't forget to enter my 10 000 Hit challenge, for a chance to win some fun blog candy!!!!!!

Now here are some photos of what I have been up to on this lovely holiday weekend Saturday!!! Sometimes I forget how lucky we are to live on Vancouver Island - today was the perfect day for counting my blessings! Mark, Ben, Emily, Josh and I headed out to Macaulay Point for a picnic and some exploration!

Hope you are out enjoying this fabulous long weekend!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

10,000 Hit Challenge! (and Blog Candy!!!)

So close to 10,000! To celebrate this milestone, I have a challenge for you!

Create a "Top 10" layout of some kind - ten things I love about you or your top ten tunes or you top ten scrappy supplies. . . . the possibilities are endless. It can be single or double, and can be any size 8x8 and over! Cardmakers - I haven't forgotten you! You need to make a card using the number 10 somewhere on it!

You can enter as many times as you like, in one or both categories - each entry should be sent to with 10,000 HITS in the subject line! Please keep your files to 300K or less! Deadline for entries is Monday May 24th!!!!! You have the whole long weekend!!!

I have two great scrappy prizes for the winner in each category!!! This is a great chance to win some fun blog candy, and I will post the winner here next week! So get those entries in!!

Happy Day everyone!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

125 to GO!!!!

Yippee - I realized today that I just need 125 more hits to reach the 10,000 mark!!! I am super excited - I still find it amusing ( and so does my family), that people actually are interested in my little blog!! (Other than me, of course, and the obligatory visits from friends and relatives!!)

I am busy putting together a fun prize for my 10,000 Hits Challenge - more details about this coming up soon!!!

For today, I just wanted to share a few layouts that I did for Scrapbook Parade , using their May Kit! I just love the opportunity to design these kits - it means I always get really fun and cool scrappy stuff to play with!!!

Happy Day everyone! And don't forget to check back for all the details on my 10,000 HIT Challenge!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Handwriting Tips for Scrapbook Pages

Today's post is for all of you scrappers who hate your handwriting, and therefore never journal because you never quite seem to make it to the computer to get it done.

Anyone who has ever taken any of my classes knows just how strongly I feel that journaling needs to be a part of every page!!! Otherwise it is just a very pretty photo album!! Journaling is the heart of sharing the story, and yes, I know YOU know all the back story about your photos, no one else will if you don't share it!!!

By far the biggest reason I hear from class members is that they "hate" their handwriting. Well, I am here to tell you to leave that crabby grade school teacher who criticized your writing behind, and embrace the uniqueness of your own story in your own hand!!!

Still not convinced??? Click on the link below for lots of great inspiration to get you handwriting on your layouts today! Your family ( and anyone else who sees your albums!!!) will thank you!!!

Handwriting Tips for Scrapbook Pages

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bad Blogger List!!!

OK, I am definitely at the top of the bad blogger list now!!! Seems like continuing illness (mine and my mom in law and Emily and Josh and now Mark) plus birthdays, plus fastball, plus school concerts, various other activities, and oh yeah, that thing called work - have all added up to no time to stay on top of the blog!!

So by way of doing penance - here are some of my most recent layouts - which hopefully will provide some inspiration and get me back on your "must read her blog" list!!!

And even a couple of cards - scary, I know!

Happy Day everyone!