Saturday, December 5, 2009

Card Crazy!!

I know I haven't updated since Halloween, but I have been crafting all the time! Just not uploading because I still DO NOT have internet at home...boooo!! But here are some cards I tried other night, I'm still not quite a confident card maker, but here is somewhat of an attempt. Hope you are all getting in the holiday spirit!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


I know I haven't updated in FOREVER, however, I have been doing some crafting here and there. I just haven't been updating because we have no internet at home and I've been uber busy. Anyone who thinks the life of a teacher is easy needs to think again!!! Heehee!!! :) Hope you are all doing well, I've been creepin' on blogs here and there, so it's not that I've disappeared!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sweet 16

This is a card I made for my cousin to give to one of her friends. I have a CRICUT!!! Woot woot!! I used the Hello Kitty catridge for this card. She loved it and I must say, I thought it was really cute too! I have a load of new scrap goodies (a whole room full) and I can't wait to start doing some more crafty things...but summer seems to get in the way..ooohhh welllll. Hope you're all having a fantastic summer! :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Foster Puppy

Isn't he the sweetest. Such a sad story however. This puppy was found in the dumpster outside the school I teach at. Someone threw him in there, to die I assume. One of the teachers found him and brought him to me. I had him for nearly a week. Then one dinner time there was a knock at my door. Someone came to "claim" the puppy, after a week (there is only 1000 people in this community--so EVERYONE knew I had the puppy). They called me some terrible names and were about to get possibly violent, so I had to hand the puppy over to him. I miss him so much.

Cannot wait to get back to my hometown when my teaching is over in 11 days!! I need my scrapping goodies!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


This is my LO for Beary Box this week. It's a fun one, make sure you pop over and give it a go for a great lil prize!! :D

Monday, May 4, 2009

Forever A Part of Me!

This is my LO for Beary Box this week. Pop on over and see the sketch and FABBY prize that's up for grabs!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

ed. gals

This is my LO for Beary Box DT this week. You really should pop over and see what the other ladies created, it's always breathtaking. And of course if you join in there is a fabby prize up for grabs! This week is:

YMBD Gives Back Crop!

Taken from the Your Memories By Design forum:

Welcome everyone to our "YMBD Gives Back" National Scrapbooking Day Online Crop! We are so glad you joined us and are thrilled that you are going to help us "Give Back"! Official crop kickoff is 7pm EST tonight (Friday May 1st) and runs all weekend long! Deadline for all crop submissions is Midnight EST on Tuesday, May 5th.

So how is YMBD "Giving Back" you ask? Well.... The last time we "gave back" we colaborated as a group to make "Cards for Heros", which is a US based organization supporting US Military Troups. During that time, there were several requests wanting to support a Canadian cause next, and I promised we would!

So here's the story... This May marks the 6th year of the anniversary that we lost my Dad to cancer. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on April 1st, 2003 and passed away only 5 weeks later (3 days shy of his 57th birthday). The sad part is, I really don't think I know anyone who's life has not been touched by cancer in some way or another. And we all need to work together to help find a cure. And YMBD is going to do that by donating proceeds from this weekend's crop to the Canadian Cancer Society. It really doesn't matter in the long run, which cancer society gets our funds, because any breakthroughs anywhere will benefit everyone around the world! And I know together we can all make a difference!



Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Challenge # 8: SOS Sock Hop

The challenge for # 8 (found at Susan's blog) is to use some 50s slang. I used the word "blast" which means to have fun. I actually use this word a This is another lil 6x6 page I made for my cousins pregnancy album. 6x6 is wayyy harder than I imagined...ha ha!! soooooooo smalllll....

Challenge # 6: SOS Sock Hop

This time the challenge is to use all white on a LO. This is another of the 6x6 I did for my cousins pregnancy album. I loved this fun!! It can be found over on Carla's blog!!

Challenge # 4: SOS Sock Hop

Another lil 6x6 page for my cousins pregnancy album. Challenge # 4 is to use a top song from the 50s on your LO. I chose the son "little bitty pretty one" heehee...the little bitty you can't really see, but it's in the circle above (camera is crazy!). And the second part to the challenge was to use 5 circular elements-- which I've totally This time the fabby challenge can be found at Jennifer's blog!!

Challenge 3: SOS Sock Hop

And my entry for challenge # 3. This time we were challenged to use the song "Lollipop" as inspiration. This is TWO 6x6 pages of my cousin's pregnancy album I just completed. I chose the part "....sweetet than candy..." from the song. can find this challenge over on Candace's blog

Challenge # 2: SOS Sock Hop

The challenge this time (found at Christina's blog) was to use blue, red, yellow and white. Although the paper looks green, I assure you it is BLUE. This is another 6x6 page for my cousins pregnany album!! Thanks for the great challenge Christina! :)

Challenge # 1: SOS Sock Hop

This is my entry for Challenge # 1 at the Sisterhood of Scrap crop that is nearing the end. I've finished over half of the challenges so I figure I may as well upload Each page I done was for a 6x6 album for my younger cousin who just had her first baby!!
For this challenge you had to use a picture (found on Deanne's blog) as inspiration. I used the poka dots as my inspiration, I didn't have any pink poka dot so I opted for this as it's all I have right now!!
Thanks for the great fun sister!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Past LO's

Here are some LO's I've completed in the past couple of weeks. I've been too miserable to post anything or do anything really. I've had a cold, an ear infection and I'm pretty sure I have a sinus infection right now, it's been a painful, draining 3 weeks!! Most of these were done for my DT position at Beary Box, with the exception of the "Love Birds" one which was done for Your Memories By Design.
I've also added a badge over on the side. If you click on it, it will take you to Stampin' when I Can where Allison has complied a HUGE list of challenges!!!
Hope you're all doing well!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Deanne's Blog Crop!!

Deanne is celebrating!!!!!
Of course there's scrapping involved- what else!?!
She has 7 daily challenges posted and you get until March 31st to finish them!
There's fun!
There's prizes!
What more do you want!?!
Pop on over to her blog and check out the details!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

YMBD Scraplift

I played along with the Your Memories By Design Blog Scraplift Challenge yesterday. There was a gorgeous LO to scraplift, mine doesn't so justice to Heather's LO, but it's mine nonetheless. You should join in with the excitment around YMBD and even check out their products (I'm ADDICTED!!)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


This is a LO of my brother's graduation picture from 2 years ago! It's based on the sketch over at Beary Box this week. Make sure you pop on over to see the other creations.

Up for grabs this week at Beary Box if you play along is Melissa Frances Heart & Home Collectibles: Garnish Applique!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I'm So Lucky...

This was one of the challenges over at Your Memories By Design forum this weekend-- there was a fabby crop going on. The challenge was to do a LO without a picture. I made this lil page to go in my journal that I'm doing with my students. This tells some of the reasons that I feel like I'm a lucky person!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Members Take Over: Crop

Up for a crop this weekend!?!
Then you should run on over to Your Memories By Design forum and join in on the fun!
It's "Members Take Over" month, so the challenges are all being issued by members of the forum.
You also earn YMBD bucks that can be used towards products from the shop and there are fabby prizes as well!!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Couple LOs To Share!

This is my Beary Box (# 17) DT layout for this week. Those cute puzzle pieces, the journalling sheet, along with the chipboard hearts (they were "naked" but I stickled them to are all from Your Memories By Design. They have the best products for super cheap price (and the shipping is only $2!!)

If you wanna follow along with the sketch over at Beary Box this week, please pop on over. For the fabby prize this week there is a Sarah Kay clear stamp up for grabs! I totally wish I could play along!!

This was my LO for Beary Box last week! I forgot to post it-- my bad!! I LOVE THIS PICTURE! It's a stuffed dog that my cousin won at a fair and he gave it to me, but I had to leave it with another friend in Alberta was it was TOO BIG to bring So I tried to make this look like a dog house...HA HA!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Blog Candy Winner!!!

Well, I'm a little late, but here are the results. The winner (which is announced at the bottom) has until Monday night to e-mail me their addey, if I get no message I will re-draw on Tuesday! Thanks to everyone who participated-- I had 18 people! That's awesome! I'll definitely be doing more draws every now and again.

Random Sequence Generator
Here is your sequence:
Timestamp: 2009-03-07 23:14:45 UTC

And that brings us to: FANCYSCRAP!!!!!! C'mon down to get your prize! email me: vanessa_colbourne[at]hotmail[dot]com

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Holiday Love

I love this card!!!! I saw the idea over on Christmas Cards All Year Round (which I'm also entering this card for their challenge this month!). I just traced and cut a whole bunch of hearts, then I put fun flock over all of the edges so it looked like it snowed on the Christmas tree...heehee! LOVEEEEEEEEEE ITTTTTTTTT!! I used the fabulous sketch from A-Scrap Addict's Sketches for this card. Deanne has a competition going on, you should pop over and see what it is.

P.S. Don't forget about my blog candy!!!

Be Jolly

And here goes some more Valentine's colors on my Christmas I like this card, it's simple, but quite cute. Maybe this year I will actually give out my cards, UNLIKE LAST YEAR!! And these little ones that I've made will fit into a regular envelope, so that's a bonus. This is another entry for Christmas Cards All Year Round and I also used another sketch from Deanne's fabby blog- A Scrap Addict's Sketches.

A Jolly Holiday

This card was pretty easy to make. I think everything on this card came from a Christmas pack I bought at Michael's last year. I used the sketch over at A-Scrap Addict's Sketches. I just cut strips of paper in pink and reds and whites and then put them together and ta-da...this is what we have. This is another entry for Christmas Cards All Year Round since it uses Valentines


And yes! Another Christmas Another entry for Christmas Cards All Year Round. This is a super sparkly card. The Noel letters were just blank chipboard. I wanted it to be sparkly so out came the Stickles!! Love those things. It took A LOT but I love the way they sparkle. I once again used a sketch by Deanne over at A Scrap Addict's Sketch blog.


This is the first of my Christmas cards for this year! Yes! Christmas This is my entry for the Christmas Cards All Year Round blog which was to use Valentine's day colors and hearts! Well this one has red and a heart. I'm not a huge fan of's missing somethin' I think! I used the sketch over at A-Scrap Addict's Sketches blog. See the sketch below. Deanne is having a blog contest, go over and check it out to see what it is :)

CARS Birthday Card

This is a birthday card I made for my Godson's 2nd birthday. He (well, his grandmother) sent me an invitation to his party so I used a part of the image from it to do this card.

The sketch used for this is from the Sisterhood of Scrap's Sketch Saturday for today! Go on over and check it out.