Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A Bit of Me!

Over at Pen Pals the first challenge is to journal about your favorite age. Well, mine is RIGHT now! Here is a little something I put together using Smilebox.

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Deanne's Blogoversary Celebration # 2 was to create three cards using the one sketch. Here are my entries: one is for my friend Natasha's birthday- I am taking this with me to Alberta to give to her, secondly is a Halloween card- I love this one, and third is a Christmas card- the scanning is terrible and it looks a bit weird, but oh well! It's cute in real life, so that's all that

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wow! I Am A Scrap Addict!

Deanne, over at Am I A Scrap Addict??, was having a DT call. I was going to enter, then I wasn't, and then I said "well, what can be the harm if I don't make it!?!" So I entered, and I AM NOW A PROUD DT MEMBER!! Woot woot! Can you say excited?? You must go over and check out the other members! I can't wait to get started. Thanks so much Deanne for the chance. I'm adding my kewl new blinkie now!!

Oh, and don't forget about the Blogoversary Celebrations going on over there as well. Great giveaways and fun!

I'm A Sister!

I cannot tell you how great I felt last week when I got the e-mail to be the Sister of the Week over at Sisterhood of Scrap. They were the first blog I ever started to read, I checked it on a daily basis, and only recently I've been participating over there. I always wondered if I would get a chance to be a sister, and I have. You should go and check me out this week! And also leave some love over at the blog as these ladies are amazing.

The challenge over there this week is to use brown/pastel color (I chose lilac). This is another LO of my uncle for my Dads scrapbook that I am doing for him. Hope you enjoy!

Oh, and thanks to the ladies over at Sisterhood of Scrap for having me. You really made my week!

New Creations and Blog Candies

Wow! I've been so busy that the layouts and cards I've completed for challenges that I missed the deadlines and forgot to post them. Oh well! I enjoyed doing this and I figured I would share them with you anyways.

This first LO was designed using the sketch over at Unpubbed. This is another of the pictures of my uncle who recently passed away with cancer. You will see a lot of layouts over the next while of him, as I am doing these to eventually give to my Dad (his brother!).

This second layout is of my friend Holly and I at her bachelorette party. In the frame I have journalling about the night. The title- Special Time- is covered in microbeads, this took forever to do and I still get these beads between my toes every time I sit at my table. The beads I done for the Bead Challenge over at Scrap Your Crap (but I forgot to enter...heehee). And I used the sketch over at 52 Sketches...52 Weeks as the inspiration (which I also missed the deadline I had all of these done last week but went home to my hometown for a few days and forgot to upload them :)

Blog Candies to Check out! These people are all celebrating and why not help them celebrate a little more by checking out their fabby blogs! All of these people are truly talented and deserve some lovin'. *Links are also on the side now too, with closing dates, as too much candy info fills up my blog too fast!
Mueppi's Bastelwelt, Lauren's Cards, Ria's Scrapkaarten, Pretty Pressings, Creative and Stamping, Catt's Scratching Post, A Card is for life, Creative Ideas by Katharina

More time!

I wish there was more time in a day. I have so much to share on my blog- layouts, cards, blog candies, DT spot!, Sister of the week, etc.


...I am studying for my last final exams of my education degree. Will be back to catching up with the blogging world tomorrow hopefully!!


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Deanne's Blogoversary Celebrations!

It's hereeeeeee...Deanne, over at Am I A Scrap Addict?? is holding her blogoversary. And in celebration she is holding challenges and "competitions" from August 8th to August 13th! It's going to be exciting!!

Her first celebration is for YOU to blog about her blogoversary celebration, and you will be entered to win a set of Stampin' up Stamps! WoOt wOoT!!!!!!

So come on over and join in on the fun :)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Goodies Up For Grabs!

Okay ladies (and gents!?!) its time for you to check out these amazing blogs for a chance at some goodies:

Classy Ladies

I love this layout! I have never used black in any of my layouts and I found this all a bit exciting. It is 3 pictures of 2 friends of mine during Christmas past. One of the friends gave me a whole bunch of pictures, and these were the last three I had left because I've scrapped them all!! Love pictures!!

I used the sketch at Unpubbed- it is a layout lift of Corey's layout. I then used my fave tube top as inspiration because over at I Inspire Me there challenge this week was to use clothing as inspiration. I missed playing the week before because my boyfriend has my camera. And also, over at Scrap Your Crap the challenge is to use an inspiration book. I used Canadian Scrapbooker magazine (Summer 2008 Edition) that I recieved in my yummy blog winnings from Groovey Groover- Vanessa! For inspiration I was reading about using photo corners and that they don't have to be the ones you buy in the stores- so using the book as inspiration I made mine from flowers :)

Here is a picture of the shirt I used for inspiration:


Here is a layout I just completed of myself and my new friend that I have met during my Education degree at University. We've became best of buds and just a few weeks ago I went to her hometown for the first time, it was quite interesting.

I used the Creative Scrappers- Sketch # 11 sketch, it's a great one and I really enjoyed using it. I even attempted to stitch a little on it, exciting to try new things!

And this layout falls under TWO challenges over at Blog Til You Drop!. I mainly started it for the Recycling Challenge celebrating Bev's 40th Birthday! Wellll...the big pink flower that is used, was "recycled" from my old shower curtain that I took down tonight. I loved the shower curtain, but shortly after I got it, my friends thought it would be funny during a little get together to fill the pockets full of "bottles". I wasn't going to put the picture up (because it has beer bottles in it), but it was funny after I got over the fact that they tore it up on me. So yesterday I went out and bought a new shower curtain and tonight when I was throwing the old one away I had an "ah ha!" moment and thought it woud be great to cut the flowers out to use...heehee. I'm so nice I even gave half of them to my roomie as she scraps too!
And this layout also incorporates paint- which I hardly ever use, but when I saw the monthly challenge at Blog Til You Drop!- was to paint something, I remembered the part bottles of paint that my mom gave me after her wedding. We painted 50 wooden boxes to put cake in for the guests, and we had 4 part bottles left, so I took them back here with me. Woooo, another recycling thing...heehee. I had this boring brown cardstock in my stash, so I got out my antique white paint and just painted in random directions and whatnot, then I cut my letters out of it. I loved it so much that I kept the extra pieces and I will definitely use it again.

Friday, August 1, 2008

New Blog Candies :)

Okay, so although winning blog candies would be nice (I mean who wouldn't mind winning free goodies?), I think I love discovering all of these new blogs the most. I am blown away by how talented people are, sometimes it makes me feel bad that my work looks so low from everyone elses, but then I remember that everyone had to start out somewhere, and this is my start.

Anyways, enough of my rambling, here are some new blog candies for you to all check out

...oh, I've also added some new projects I completed last night FEEL FREE to check them out and leave comments...heehee...

  • The Card Grotto is having a blogoversary celebrations on now. There are goodies to be won, and all it involves is creating some cards. The first challenge is to use a provided sketch and the second is to complete a new card. -August 4th
  • Stempelglede is celebrating their new blog with a fabulous giveaway, all is needed from you is a comment and an add to your blogroll. -August 7th
  • Stampin'Piper is celebrating 5000 hits, drop by and try your chances at winning a huge assortment of goodies. -August 9th
  • Scrap Everything is also have a celebration. The administrators daughter is turning 6 so she is having goodies to giveaway. What you have to do is 1) enter a card/invitation/gift bag etc.- it can be one you have already done. 2) make a comment on your blog 3) link to blogroll. -August 5th
  • And you MUST check this out! The daughters of Scrap Everything are also having a giveaway to celebrate, they are such talented girls, must turn after their Mum. Drop over and leave comments for these lovely girlies. Their blog is called Ruby en Britt's Blog
  • Over at Pink Gem there is also blog candy for: "celebrating nearly 15,000 hits on my blog in five months and also the launch of My Max & Milly stamp designs from Spiral Whisper." -August 7th
  • My world is also having a giveaway. You have to create a goodbye card and leave her a message so she can check out your blog. -End of August
  • Camillas Magnolia Kort is having a giveaway too. While you are there have a look around at her wonderful work. -August 10th
  • Imagine, Create, Inspire... is also having a great blog candy giveaway :) Leave her a comment and link her to you blog and you have a great chance at the wonderful prize. -August 25th

Sweet Baby Boy

One of my friends from high school just had her first baby-pretty exciting! So this is the card I designed for her using the layout from Card Positioning System Sketch. It is also a new card, so I am also entering it in The Card Grotto Round Two- create a new card!

I can't wait to give this to my friend and their new baby, now I have to figure out a great gift! I am thinking a monogramed blankie or something :)

My First Year!

These are all pictures of my godsons first year :) He's one and a half now, its exciting to see him grow. I only get to see him every few months, and I just love seeing the changes in him. So for this layout I followed the sketch over at 52 Sketches...52 Weeks # 30.

My New Favorite Place of Summer '08

This is a layout of a place I visited with my friend this summer- Cape St. Mary's here in Newfoundland. It was so beautiful. This layout was designed using the sketch at 52 Sketches...52 Weeks- Week # 29. This layout also works for the Sisterhood of Scrap challenge for this week which is to use the word "Favorite" on our layouts. Glad I had a chance to participate in this one, I missed last weeks because I was at my Moms wedding. So I guess 3/4 isn't too bad.

We Will Miss You BEARY Much!

Yay! A new card- my second one eva! This is for the challenge over at The Card Grotto which was to use their card sketch (yummy goodies involved too) and this one also works for the My World blog candy giveaway. That one involved making a "Goodbye Card" and I just loved my little bear stamp, it's the first time I ever used her, and I think she's right cute :)