Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bubbles Bubbles

I tried my hand at a Leica page. This woman is so talented at taking a blank piece of paper and with only a few ink pads and stamps creating something that is totally amazing. Anyhoo I gave it a whirl. I'm not sure how I feel about the page yet. It is growing on me. It was so much fun to just let loose and see where creativity took me. I do love the colors and how "summery" the page feels. What do you think??

Free download images

Hi everyone go check this out. Ten Two Studios is offering a free download every day from December 1st - 25th. I love yesterday's image. Oh so sweet and full of Vintage goodness.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Birthday card




Kayne had a birthday party to go to this weekend so I whipped up a quick card using scraps off my table. I used wire coils under the rocket ships to give them a little bit of a bobble head effect, I saw this done here. Quick and cute.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Playing around with GIMP

I am trying to master GIMP. It is a free Photo Shop type program. I think maybe I am starting top make some headway. :) I'm loving how this picture turned out. I really just want ot bring a little more creativity to my pictures as I scrap them.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Get Sketchy #7

Check out my friend Bree's Challenge Blog Get Sketchy Every Week there is a new card sketch and a fabulous prize to be won. I tried to create my card based on the sketch but it is aparent that I have trouble with rules/guidelines :) I really like what I created especially as I don't make many cards.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Going Nowhere Fast

A page about a day at the lake. We had a blast and the kids played on this tube for the better part of the day. I am not sure if I like this page or not but they can't all be works of art. :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Shabby Chic????

I saw this Lo on Let's get shabby and I LOVED it so I had to create my own.For the most part I like how it turned out but I still think it needs just that something something yet.Make sure you click on the picture to get the "big" picture.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Inspired by

I did this LO back in May. It was a challenge during Just Cre8"s Happy Be Scrappy online crop. I used vintage lace for the flowwers and distressed the paper. I think it is one of my favorite LO's.


Beach Babies

Vacation pictures from 2004. I embossed and inked some of my circles and used up a handful of pictures. yeah!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Full Load

I took apart an old board book and used the pages like a mask with my Glimmer Mist. I the green gears are chipboard that I inked and Glossy Accented and the orange gears were stamped,embossed and hand cut. I used pop dots to pop them off the page.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fireworks Festival

 


We went to the Fireworks Festival last night. The kids had their faces painted. The group Scyap Inc.that was doing it did a fantastic job. The kids had fun and I got to play around with the settings on my camera trying to capture the Fireworks.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Photo Shoot

I did this photo shoot for some friends of ours who were expecting their 2nd child. We had a blast. I stopped at the Dollar Store and picked up this yellow football just to help keep their little guy occupied. He fell in love with the ball and it ended up being in several shots as he didn't want to put it down.

 

 

 

 
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Saskatchewan Sunset

Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Fall 2009. I am so excited to have another Layout in print. This is a completely recycled layout. Cardboard from my bin, old camera film for the title,material from my stash and metal embellies from the thrift store.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Attitude Wall Hanging

I created some art. Can you believe it? It seems like it has been forever since I last felt like getting messy and letting the creative juices flow. I found this wall hanging at a thrift store for $1.99 about 6months ago and it has been kicking around my craftroom every since. I was finally inspired today to do something with it. It was a very shiny brass so I Alcohol Inked it in several colours just to give it some depth. I than Glimmer misted the "base". Found a picture I liked and a quote that spoke to me added some vintage goodies and voila I am done. I think I like it.

The quote reads:I decided long ago never to walk in anyone's shadow. If I fail, if I succeed, at least I live as I believe. "Greatest Love of All" Whitney Houston

**Gallery find of the week at Your Memories by Design


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Beaver Creek photo's

It's been a while since I posted. I have taken lots of time off work this summer just so I could hang with my family and friends. These are just a few of my favorite photos from an outing to Beaver Creek.

I loved this purple flower and the blurred background. I Really fell in love with it after I turned it black and white.




Here is some of the "wild life" I found while we were hiking.



I never should have shown Ruby-Jean how much fun this is. If she spots a Dandylion with "fuzz" she has to stop and blow it away.



Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cake Dilemma

Oh what hard desisions there are to make when you have a birthday looming on the horizon. Wolfgang will be 7 tomorrow and had such a hard time deciding on what cake he wanted for his birthday. We started with a Football cake and then it was a Rocketship. Then he thought maybe a Basketball cake would be nice. When I sugested a cake that would look like Taylor Feild (Mosaik Stadium) he went wild!!!!! Then I turned the page in my cake ideas book and his eyes fell upon this tiger. That was it. He found his cake. I love how it turned out (even if it is a little lopsided) and Wolf is beyond excited for tomorrow when he can finally taste it.


 
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Sunday, July 12, 2009

THE BIRTHDAY

It was my birthday on Sunday but I had my party on Friday. It was a riot. We laughed till it hurt then we laughed some more. I have some of the best friends a girl could have. They know how to have a good time. Life has been getting in the way for a few of us so it was just so much fun to let loose for a little while. There were some shall we say incriminating photos taken.....I'll let my friends aka THE BAD GIRLS show you those. I'll be posting a few other pictures from my birthday over the next day or two.









Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Spies Like Us

My first Publication!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh yeah I am so excited!!!!!!!!! Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Summer 2009.

My boys. I used Tim Holtz's scratchy tool to scratch the background out on my picture. A little stamping and distressing and voila.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

WINNERS!!!!!

First let me say I am sorry for the delay in posting the winners. We decided to get away for a couple of days and with all that has been going on I was just so excited to just leave and breathe for a bit.


Anyway back to our winners.

My first winner is Janet from Corrosive Creations by JanetIf you haven't been to her site before please make sure you take some time and go see her. She ROCKS!!! Janet is the winner of a Jar of Whimsy from me.

My second winner is Melissa B. She wins a $10.00 gift certificate to Just Scrap It.

My third winner is April. I have a little goody bag for her.Make sure you check out her blog.

I decided since I was late in posting I would draw a fourth name and so Andrea you are a winner as well. I'm not sure what you've won but it will be something good!!!

Thank you to everyone for playing along. To the winners please us the link and email me your mailing addresses so I can get your goodies out to you.

Make sure you keep stopping by my second Blog anniversary is coming up shortly and I just may have another surprise for you all.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

LIfe

Hi everyone. I had such great intentions of keeping my blog up this summer but life has once again gotten in the way. I have a very close family member in the hospital right now. The Dr.'s are preparing us for the worst. They are not optimistic that he will survive. He is battling a very serious infection and the medications that are supposed to help him fight the infection are causing his kidneys to shut down. I have been "living" at the hospital for the last 10 days. My poor husband and children have been left to fend for themselves. I am living on coffee and little sleep.

DH has a few days off this week so I hope to lock myself in my scrap room and create some art. I need to find a day to just decompress.

I will still be making my draw on June 30th so remember to sign up to be a follower of my blog.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Giveaways

Sign up to be a follower of my BLOG and your name will be entered into a draw. I will be making 2 draws: 1 for local followers and 1 for those that don't live close by. If you are already a follower your name will automatically be put into the draw. What am I drawing for???? For those who live near Saskatoon a $10.00 gift certificate to my favorite local scrapbook store,Just Scrap It! and for those who don't live near by how about a fun Jar of Whimsy filled with all sorts of goodies. I will be making my draw on June 30th. I may even have an extra goody for the person who leaves the most comments on my blog by June 30th. You just never know when I might surprise you.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Scrapbook Recipe Challenge

A few weeks back I took part in Just Cre8's Happy Be Scrappy Crop. It was a blast. These 4 LO's were created using Amanda'a Recipe I really enjoyed her recipe and will definately be using it again.




Changing things around

Hi everyone. Please bare with me as I change my blog around. Feel free to leave me comments telling me what you think.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ruby's 4th Birthday



We celebrated Ruby-Jean's birthday a little early. Her "real" day is next Saturday and she will be 4.She asked for a Princess party so I tried to give her a little of that. We went shopping and picked out some balloons and napkins and party hats. I wanted to keep it pretty low key and thankfully she was thrilled with all that I let her pick out.

She had her Oma and Opa here for the day but I think the highlight of her day was when her "special" friend came. We will call him W. I forgot to ask his mom if I could post his picture but I'll tell you all about it. W and Ruby are as thick as thieves. Ruby calls W her "boyfriend" it really is quite cute but I think it may distress W a little. He knew exactly what she would love for a gift (thanks W's mom) and he made her Birthday card himself and wrote in it. It was way too cute. Ruby gave W a huge hug after opening her gift and reading her card. Lets just say it was adorable. Being a man though he was all about the cake and ice cream. He kept telling me how great the cake was. I really don't think it was the Princess cake that had him impressed I think it was the icing. :)

I am going to toot my horn a little. This cake turned out awesome. I am so happy with the end result. Ruby helped to do a little of the decorating yesterday but she hadn't seen the finished cake. This morning when she opened the fridge her mouth hit the floor. "Oh Mommy" was all she could say.

I still can't believe my "baby" is 4. I feel as though I blinked and she grew up. I am glad though that she still likes snuggle time with Mommy and I will continue to cherish those moments. She is my baby and always will be. She can make me laugh without trying. Sometimes she says things that stop me in my tracks and just giggle. This is my perpetually happy child. As the youngest of 4 she sometimes has no choice but to be happy, it can take me a while to get to her sometimes. My favorite part about being Ruby-Jean's mom though is this: She will find me where ever I am and give me a hug and say "I love you Mommy". I don't take that for granted.I am blessed to be called her Mommy.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing this little piece of my life.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

water droplets on a rose

Roses for Mother's Day. I was playing around with my macro lens and a spray bottle. My Mother in law received these from my sister in law for Mother's day. I'm happy with the way the pictures turned out but I do want to play with depth of field a little more.





Monday, June 1, 2009

Soar

I made this altered sign during Just Cre8's online crop. I forgot to take before pictures but let's just say that seagulls and lighthouses aren't really my thing. It was a Dollar Store find. I love how it turned out. The quote says"Dream as if you'll live forever...live as if you'll die today." -James Dean


Saturday, May 30, 2009

8 Things you didn't know about me

I took part in the Just Cre8 online crop last weekend and I will be pasting my LO's from that weekend over the next few days. This was a promt-8 things you didn't know about me.It was a fun LO to do and I love how it turned out. It helps that a Good Friend didn't mind doing a photo shoot at 10 at night or 6:30 the next morning.....stay tuned for those pictures as they will make an apperance. Thanks Dawn!!!


Friday, May 29, 2009

Pictures from the Farm

We were out at my my Father in law's farm for Mother's Day weekend. It was a gorgeous weekend and I couldn't resist doing a little photo shoot with the kids. This old car made for a fabulous backdrop. The kids thought it was fun to be able to crawl all over it and "pose" for me.




Our next stop was this old wagon wheel. I love how it turned out.
This was my favorite picture of the weekend though. I love it. I love that Opa and Ruby are holding hands as they walk together. I love how the sun is side lighting Ruby's hair and how it is creating this white halo on my Father-in-law. I love his hair. It is snow white and so soft. This picture just speaks to me of family and memories of my own Grandfather and walking with him hand in hand. I think my most favorite part of this picture is that they didn't know I was behind them. This photo just speaks to me of a Grandfather's Love.