Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Clean Scraproom

I am going to start off 2009 with a clean scraproom. This is the space that I create in. It is the first room I visit in the morning and the last room I visit before going to bed. This is where my children will find me when they are hungry and my husband will find me when he's lonely. It is my favorite room in the house. Friends call this room candy for the eyes and other's just shake their heads and don't understand. This is where friends come to play and laughter can be heard. Sometimes I stick to the floor or on some days I can't even find the floor. It is a room that inspires me and never fails to put a smile on my face. Who wants to come and make a mess with me?

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Give aways

Greetings to all who visit me. In honor of 4000 hits I am giving away a Rak or maybe even 2. Please leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by and I will enter your name in the draw. I will be drawing a name on the 2nd on January at Midnight and posting the winner(s) sometime on the 3rd.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Scrapper's Night Before Christmas

One of the Ladies from Just Cre8 posted this on the forum. I thought it was very funny. Enjoy.

Twas the night before Christmas,
I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace?
Or a Cricut, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him,
"Hi Santa" I said"
You know.... good little girls should be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa, and now I've been caught.
But I was just so excited To see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look in this room where you work.
He shook his head quickly,
And left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear
"You've got enough crap,
I 'll see you next year!"

I am wishing each one of you a heartfelt Merry Christmas. I thank you for faithfully stopping by to view my "creations" and look forward to hearing from you in 2009.(even my lurkers. lol.)

Monday, December 22, 2008

My tree topper

This is my tree topper. I bought her 6 years ago.She has graced the top of my tree every year since. This is the 1 ornament I cherish above all. She remind me of home and of my Grandmother's tree. She always makes me stop and think about what it is I am supposed to be celebrating. I am very happy to have this on my tree and will be very sad when I one day will have to "retire" her (hopefully many years down the road.)

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Saturday, December 6, 2008


This picture is from our 2004 holiday to the west coast. I have been working on this LO for awhile. When it finally came together I loved it. I used scraps from my stash.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Summer Safari

Nothing to creative about this page. I distressed and inked everything. I used a vintage brown cupcake paper to make 1 of the flowers in the cluster at the bottom of the page. We had so much fun this summer visiting spray parks and paddling pools.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


The November kit from Just Cre8. This is my niece Kennedy. She is my brothers adopted daughter. She is beautiful. Shane has been the only Daddy she has ever known and he loves her like only a daddy can. I am so proud of him for being the great Father he is and for loving this little girl. She is such a blessing to our family.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Listen.....to the wind

I used the September kit from Just Cre8 for this page. I love this page. I love the picture. I am still a farm girl. I have always loved listening to the wind through the grass and trees. It is like listening to Mother Natures symphony.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


This page was made with the November kit from Just Cre8. I did some "pen stitching" on the white flower paper and love how it turned out. I used Pewter Liquid Pearls to write my title. I stamped my paper to make the pattern on my torn flower.

Monday, December 1, 2008


Hammy the squirrel from Over the Hedge is real. Well this little guy reminded me of Hammy. He was in constant motion. We spent a few hours just watching him run and play.Glimmer mist,distressing and tearing nothing fancy but I like the page.

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas

Check this out http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/ . For those of you who know me well you know I love anything Tim Holtz. I really only discovered him last Christmas when he did the 12 Tags of Christmas. I have been a faithful follower since then and am so in love with all his products. He is once again doing the 12 Tags of Christmas. This is the first tag and I think it is fabulous. I think I see a tag in my future plans today. He will be giving away prizes every day for his 12 Tags of Christmas so make sure to visit his blog every day and post a comment...who knows you just might win something.

Sunday, November 30, 2008


I love this page. My journaling is hidden on a tag under the picture. While watching my children play I was struck by the freedoms that children have.
My journaling reads:
To be as free as a child.Free to run,play,slide,swing.
To be free to laugh,giggle,cry,yell,enjoy.
To be free of fear,worry,stress.
To be free to experience life and all it's wonders.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


This is a very simple page done about Ruby-Jean and her Best Friend Forever, Auria.

Friday, November 28, 2008

A Boy's Hair Story.

This was my entry for the Rebus challenge for Creative Idol. I love how it turned out and I never would have thought to journal in this manner if not for the challenge.

Here is the translation if you are having trouble.

Once upon a time there lived a little boy named Kayne. He had big eyes. He was a little monkey. One day he wanted to do his hair so he could be handsome like his daddy. He went into the bathroom and turned the water on so he could wet his hair.Then he put some gel in and began to comb his hair. First he combed it one way and then the other way. He combed his hair till his spikes were just right.Once he decided that he was as handsome as could bee he came downstairs to find his mommy and show her what he had done. She was very surprised. She laughed and gave the little boy named Kayne a hug and they lived happily ever after. The end.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

100 things

100 Things: The ones I have done are in purple.
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band ....at school
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland /world
8. Climbed a mountain(well part of one.)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse (lunar!)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke (on a table in a bar -- don't ask)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt

73. stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. seen the changing of the guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible

86.had a tour of the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

What have you done?????


I have been dealing with some leg issues this summer and fall. I have been doing acupuncture for about 2months and I am getting some relief from it. I used a vintage sewing pattern for teh butterfly wings and my journalling tag.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Melts in your Mouth

This page was done for the Creative Idol Contest on Just Cre8. The challenge was to scrap a slogan. I did the M&M"S "Melts in your mouth not in your hands." I like the page and really had fun cre8ing it.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Just Cre8 Online Crop

Here are a couple more of the pages I did for Just Cre8's online crop . The airplane lego page was a challenge. I had to use The colour Brown or any shade of it must be present on your layout, At least 5 different types of paper (patterned or Cardstock) ,At least 3 stars ( anywhere, any type!), At least 6 Brads or eyelets, At least 1 stamped element ,And some sort of hand writing must be seen!

My Monkey page was inspired by a Joni Mitchell Album cover. I now owe the kids a new barrel of monkeys.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Online Crop

I did the Revive and Rejuvenate Online Crop this past weekend at Just Cre8. I had a blast. I did several of the challenges and kind of enjoyed not having to haul all my stuff somewhere only to have left what I really needed behind. This was a scrapping 101 challenge. I don't really scrap this way at all. It was kind of hard to play be the rules on this one. In the end I don't mind how it turned out. Keep checking back as I continue to post the pages I did this past weekend.

Bubble Boy

Just a simple and fun LO. We had spent the afternoon at Family Fun Day in the Park. They had these "bubbles" that the kids put on and ran around bumping into each other. They had a hoot. A little bubble wrap painting, some gool ribbon and a little dry wall tape.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


We went camping this summer for the first time as a family. We had a blast. Ray was chopping wood and some how or another he ended up with this sliver in his big toe. It was quite a large sliver and me being the person I am had to document it. It was a weekend full of owie's. The first aid kit needed to be replenished when we got home.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Tag You Are It

OK, so I was tagged by Julie and here is the link to her list http://cortens.blogspot.com/ . Now for my spectacular list of 6 things about myself......

1. I usually never do these kinds of things. While I do find them amusing to read I just don't take the time to sit down and do them. I think I just like to be a mystery to everyone. You know keep them on their toes and guessing as to what makes me tick. *smile*

2. I am afraid of the dark. I hate the dark. I have been afraid of the dark since I was a little girl. I think it has something to do with my cousins putting on one of those old men masks and hiding under the bed. After I had gotten into bed and turned off the lamp they crawled out from under my bed and scared the bejeepers out of me. I have a nice family eh?

3. I love the smell of rain in the spring. It rejuvenates me and tells me that a new season is upon us.

4. I have a very warped sense of humor. It sometimes gets me into trouble. Lots of times people are surprised to find out how off kilter I can be.

5. My inside voice escapes a lot. You know that sarcastic talk to yourself under your breath kind of voice. The one that no one should ever hear. Well mine has a mind of it's own. I never know when it will get away from me but....well it gets me into trouble.

6.Today my toenails are painted blue and my hair is dark...I ran out of thing that I could talk about and those that know me know my hair colour changes a lot sometimes weekly. I guess that's the hairdresser in me.

here are the rules for this tag....
1). Link the person that tagged you.
2).Mention the rules on your own blog.
3). List 6 unspectacular things about you.
4).Taggify 6 other bloggers

Now to tag me some bloggers 1) Elizabeth F. 2) Anita 3) Amanda 4)April 5)Bree 6) Corinne

Now I am off to pack up my gear so I can go scrap at my favorite place in Saskatoon with some of my best friends in the world, so Just Scrap It! here I come.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Please don't be offended if I rant about politics for a few minutes. I am deeply disappointed in Maurice Vellacott. He is the MP for the Conservatives for my area. I phoned his office yesterday to ask him a few questions and to let him know that I was somewhat offended with the prerecorded voice message that I had received. He wasn't in his office so I left a message and he called back later in the day. When he called back he was at the car wash. I addressed him politely and thanked him for returning my call. He asked what he could do for me and I said I had a few questions about the policies of his party. He became very upset, to the point of raising his voice. He told me to go online and look up the news release because it would tell me all I needed to know. Mr. Vellacott's exact quote was "our party's record stands for itself and we have held power the longest of any other minority government". I said that was fine but I would like to address some of the concerns I had about some of the parties polices. He indicated to me that I was wasting his time. When I politely indicated that his own campaign seemed to be lacking a personal touch he completely went off on me. He informed me that an automatically dialed prerecorded message was personal. He asked me if I felt it was feasible for him to call 80 000 people himself. I said no but I found his message offensive and a complete waste of my time because it was nothing more than a telemarketing call, which I hate. His response was that campaigns are nothing more than marketing anyways. I found him to be rude and abrupt. I am a relatively well read and intelligent woman, but by the time I was done my conversation with him I felt ignorant. I am greatly saddened that he treated me as though I was a nothing, a nobody when in fact he works for me. I am his boss and he should have treated my phone call as though he was on a job interview. He should have been trying to win my vote instead of destroying my vote. I was planning on voting for him. I am no longer thinking that way. This afternoon when I got home I found a large bundle of information about the Conservatives in my mailbox. I have read through it and have come to the conclusion that the Conservative Party really has no idea what is going on with our health care, education, farming community and low income families. They are only out to help big business and hurt those that need the tax breaks and financial aid. The party doesn't have a clue about the housing situation nor are they doing anything to fix it. I am proud to be Canadian and I feel that taking part in the electoral process is a privilege. It is a freedom we have here in this country and I don't take that for granted. I urge all of you who read my blog to find out who is running in your community and to go out and vote. Study all the Party's platforms so you can make an intelligent and informed decision about who is going to run our country for the next four years. Thank you for letting me rant tonight.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Photo Cube

This photo cube made from CD cases was so much fun to do. My friend Barb R. emailed me this idea. I sat down last night and completed it in just a few short hours. I think it took me longer to find the photos I wanted to use than to make it. I used Basic Grey paper (of course) for the Boys I used the Archaic 6x6 paper pack and for the girls I used the Euphoria 6x6 paper pack. The pages are very simple done.
The #1 is coated in Flower Soft. I love this new product for adding texture to chipboard.
The #2 is Glimmer Misted.
The #3 is inked and then stamped with Staz On ink. I really like how it turned out.
The #4 is Glittered. Who doesn't like glitter?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New Blog!!

Well I have started a new blog. A challenge blog. I want to challenge and stretch myself and thought maybe you all would like to tag along.:) I will be awarding Raks so please make sure you leave a comment and a link to your layout. My challenge blog is called Get Your Mojo On! here's the link http://mojogirlz.blogspot.com/

August Joy

The patterned paper is from a kit that I purchased from Shop Crop Suey. I did a little bubble wrap painting. The letters are Tim Holtz Grungeboard.(I love this stuff) I painted,sanded and glossy accented them. All in all a very simple page but I loved this photo of Blaze and didn't want to deter from it with a lot of clutter on the page.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fall Trade Show

My Friend April is taking part in a trade show this weekend and she has asked me to put the info up on my blog for all to see. So if you are in Saskatoon and area please go check it out. She will be selling CLOSE TO MY HEART . Please go check it out and tell her you saw the info on my blog.

Fall Kickoff Trade Show

All of your favourite home-based businesses together under one roof, one day only!
- Close To My HeartGold Canyon, Candles, Body, Home
- Epicure Spices
- Mary Kay-Latasia-Melaleuca-Home and Gift-Love Your Bag-Stampin’ Up-Tupperware
and more!
When: Saturday, September 13 , 2008 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Lawson Civic Centre 225 Primrose Dr

Admission is free! And anyone is welcome, so invite everyone you know!Great gift ideas for Christmas, Birthdays and Weddings!

**Place an order, book a show or take your purchases home with you!Door prizes and so much more!Double prize tickets given in first hour of operation.Prizes drawn for every half hour starting at 11:30Don't miss an amazing opportunity!My personal specials are:No S&H on all orders placed that day!(not applicable with any orders for my splurge clubs)Book a Show and receive a free gift from me!All orders over $50 recieve a free stamp pad of your choice with your order!(not applicable with any orders for my splurge clubs)As well, I will be clearing out my overstock and will have many cash/cheque and carry items!**

Monday, September 8, 2008

MY Manly Man

This is my Ray. We were at the lake for the August long weekend and I had been commenting on what a hot guy he was, so he started posing for me. He makes me smile.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Gum + Hair = A New Do

This page gave me some serious grief. I just had a creative block that I couldn't seem to break. I finally had a break through last night. It came together easily after I found my mojo. I did some bubble wrap painting, a little stamping, my Big Shot for some of the lettering and I used some flower soft in the flowers. I like how the page came out. Oh yeah and for those of you who know how angry I was over the whole gum in the hair fiasco...I am over it now.:)

Saturday, August 16, 2008


This page was fun to make. I distressed everything. Love that "scratchy tool" from Tim Holtz. It was used to take the background out of my picture. I cut a pocket from an old pair of jeans and frayed the edges and then doodled on it. The tie is an old silk tie my cousin bought for me at a garage sale he thought I might find a use for it.(he bought me a box full of ties actually) The letters are done with the new mesh that Just Scrap It! got in. I put it on card stock and ran it through my new Big Shot Die Cut Machine. If you don't have one yet go get one. I love mine! I have a hidden journal tag in the pocket. It is a for his eyes only card.:):) All in all I like how my page turned out.

Monday, August 11, 2008


Bubbles...my kids love blowing bubbles. I need to buy shares in a bubble company. ;) Kayne sat and just blew bubbles one afternoon. I had so much fun snapping pictures of him. The page is pretty simple but I think I am happy with the end result.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

You Should See the Other Guy

I just had to document who won and who lost 1 of many altercations between Wolfgang and Kayne. As you can see Wolf lost.


Ruby-Jean thought that it was a good idea to taste mud. Now she knows it doesn't taste very good.lol.

Frogs and Camps

What have we been up to? Well last weekend we went out to Luseland and camped in my in-laws back yard. The kids loved it. We found out out tent leaks in heavy windy rainy weather. This is good to know as we are going camping again this weekend. I think we will duct tape the seams and hope for the best.:):)

Kayne's pet frog that he caught while at the farm on the weekend. The excitement of a child over such a small creature. I am always amazed at the awe our children show when discovering the world around them.

Blaze had a blast at Bible Camp. This was her first year and she LOVED it! She made some new friends but more importantly she grew in her walk with the Lord. I think she is very close to commiting her life to Christ. I am not pushing her one way or the other. This MUST be her decision and hers alone. She is talking about wanting to be baptised and we are all very excited for her. The break was nice. We have a little bit of a rough Mother Daughter relashionship and I hope the break from one another will help us to see eye to eye a little better. This almost tween age is rough.

Wolfgang found a frog as well. He ws so proud of himself for catching it. Just don't ask him to catch a spider... well don't ask him to do anything with spiders as he is absolutely terrified of them. He screams as though he is a little girl. LOL. I know I shouldn't make light of it or laugh about it as his fear is very real but I can't help but chuckle.
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Thursday, July 10, 2008


I love garage sales. I can find some great things like this ballerina/princess outfit. Ruby-Jean found it and wanted it immediately I figures for $o.50 how could I go wrong? She wears it all the time. Sometimes as PJ's, sometimes as a dance costume, sometimes just to feel pretty.

Hold My Beer

Kayne is my boy. He makes my heart happy on a bad day. Last year for my birthday Ray bought me Aaron Prichett's cd. I fell in love with his song Hold My Beer. I listened to it every day for weeks.Kayne also likes this song. He sings along to it at the top of his lungs. He recognizes it as soon as the first cord is struck, he wants to listen to it everyday. So I felt this should be scrapped. He loves music and can sing. I hope he pursues music is some way as he is very musical.

My Socks Are Broken

Our Ruby-Jean comes up with some of the cutest phrases. We were sitting at supper one night when she looked down at her sock and declared"My Socks Are Broken". They had fallen down and were somewhat srunched. It was a photo that had to be taken.

Summer Fun

Fun at home. That is the summer we are trying to have. With Ray's job change in May there will be no Summer Holidays for us again this year. That makes 3 years now without a break. I need one! So we are having holidays at home. We are going to vist all the spray parks in Saskatoon ...well as many as we can when the weather cooperates. There are a lot of things to to here at home and we will take advantage of them.
We also bought a tent this week so hopfully we can slip away for a weekend or 2 to do some camping. Ray has never relly done this before. For those who don't know Ray he's not really a bushman he prefers the indoors and his computer. I am hoping that he will have lots of fun adn enjoy it when we go. I grew up camping and fishing and such and have missed not doing it. This is an adventure I would like to give my kids. I know they will have fun.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

I just want to say a Huge Thank You to everyone who came out to JSI to help me celebrate my birthday. It really was one of the best birthdays I can remember. Thank you for the awesome birthday present...Tim Holtz,Basic Grey,Stickles,Glitter,Thickers...be still my beating heart.lol. You guy ROCK. I am truly blessed for knowing each and every one of you. Thank you.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

45 Record Album

Sorry about the poor quality of my photos and the sideways one. My computer and camera just weren't being very user compatible tonight.
I made this album from 2 old 45 record albums. My inside pages were cut using my coluzzle.(boy am I happy I invested in this.) I made the album to hold all the ticket stubs from outings with the family this summer and to jot down little notes and what nots about said outings. It was fun to make and was a departure for me as I prefer to design around pictures not design and then add pictures. I used the CUPCAKE line from Basic Grey. I think Basic Grey is one of my favorite lines. (it seems to be the one I have the most of ;).