Friday, May 3, 2013

Scrapbook Nerds Weekend Fun

 

It's Friday!!!!

Tonight is the night!
 The online crop for Scrapbook Nerds is tonight!
Are you coming? I'll be there for sure, I'm posting my challenge tonight at 10pm EST,
but if you can't make it....here's what I created for my challenge.
 
I made this layout of REX, gotta love that sweet face...
 
 
and with the scraps of the layout, I made this simple card.

 
 
You really should come check out the forum tonight at Scrapbook Nerds there is going to be some fun and some games, lots of inspiration and creativity to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day.
 
There are going to be prizes to be won and a Grand Prize to be won!  But to find out all the details, come on and register, you won't regret it!
 
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See you at the crop!



Thursday, May 2, 2013

National Scrapbooking Day

 
Saturday is the day!!  I can't wait, even though I am working all weekend, it's the one day of the year that we all get together and scrapbook together, online or with friends!
 
I will be joining Scrapbook Nerds online in their forum for their first ever online crop!  And did I mention....I'M ON THE DESIGN TEAM!!
 
So, this will be the new DT's first online crop with SN and also SN's first online crop!!  How cool is that!!  I can't wait.  There should be tons of inspiration and lots of prizes to be won, yes, I said it prizes and lots of them.  Here's a hint, there is a grand prize, $$$ to spend in their online store.
 
Here is a peak at what I have created just for the online crop, and I have a challenge for you that will posted Friday night, stay tuned for more details on Friday!
 
 
Hope to see you on Friday for all the fun!!
 
 
 
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And if your up to having two online crops, you may want to check out LCOM (Let's Capture Our Memories), they are also having an online crop!!  I know I'll be checking them both out!
 
 
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Make sure to check back on Friday!
 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I'm officially a NERD!!

 
I made the Design Team!!

I took the step and applied for a DT on the 22nd of April...just went for it, didn't think I would get it, but I did!!!!  I am officially on the Design Team for ...


I am so excited to be able to create for another Canadian company!!
 
Meet my fellow the Design Team members:
 
Lynn - Boston
Fleur - British Columbia
 
New Moderators on the forum:
 
Sarah - British Columbia
Michelle - New Brunswick
 
Owners:
Barb & Joy
 
This is going to be so exciting, I can't wait to share with you what I put together for them, we will be having all sort of stuff happening on the forum. Come join us next weekend, May 4th, for National Scrapbooking Day, we will have lots of fun challenges and possibly some prizes too!  Hope to see some new faces on the forum for some fun & games!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

One more before bed...

 
Unfortunately the quality of my pics are not that great at night. You know with the no natural light and all that, but anyways, I wanted to share one more before I called it a night!  Oh and it doesn't help that my camera is kaput...I'll have to use my cell to take pics for a little bit, or at least until I decide to get a new camera.
 
Well, thanks for looking! Have a great night!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Playing with Paper

Happy Sunday!  So what are all of you up today, I am doing housework and playing in my craft room.  Really just pushing paper around until I get the inspiration to create!  Last night I decided to get a little crafty and create this LO, I love how it turned out!!

 
Have a great rest of you day!  I am going to see what else I can create!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

National Scrapbooking Weekend

This sounds fun!!  Can't be there in person,
but I will try to be there online!!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Prima Live Ustream Winner!!

OMG!!  I was checking out one of the live videos they have on Ustream, and I won something, not sure what it is, but I won something just for being there and chatting.

Ok, well I actually won this on March 15, and am still waiting for my prize to arrive...I can't wait to see what I won.  There is nothing better than scrappy surprises in the mail!!

A few Layouts to share!

It's been a little bit since I posted so I thought I would share a few things that I've done in the past Month, which isn't very much.  Actually I think there is more but not quite sure what else. 
 
Here are two 8.5x11 Layouts, I wanted to try out the size since I've never created anything besides 12x12, and well, I kind of like the size, but I do find it more challenging to create on such a smaller scale.  So really, I think I may just stick with my usual 12x12. But I do like how they turned out.
 
 
 
Lets Capture our Memories is having a card challenge month, and this is challenge #1.  Challenge #1 was in to use the word Spring and use elements that start with each of the letters of the word:
 
S - Stitching (my first time stitching by machine on a card)
P - Punch
R - Ribbon
I - Ink
N - Newsprint stamp
G - Glimmer mist spray
 
It actually turned out pretty good and I like it!!
 
 
And as some of you know I went to Crop & Create Moncton for the first time this year.  Well, I took 3 classes (I'll share those LO's and projects later on), I used up some of the scraps from one of the classes to create this layout of my older son when he was in grade 3, I love it!!  It turned out just the way I wanted it to.

 
Well, that's it for now, I'm off to do up my next blog post and take a few pics of some other projects I was working on, and also the layouts I created at Crop & Create. 
 
Have a great weekend!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sad Day...

Today is a sad day for me, I had to say goodbye unexpectedly to a furry member of the family.  My cat, Rex, had been missing for 2 days. Which is very unusual for him, as he usually was home every night at the same time for his treats and cuddles with mommy.  But last night he didn't come home, as much as I called him,he just didn't come home and he was not one to wonder as he was getting older (16yo), and like to stay around the house.  This morning I tried calling him again he did not come home....looked all around the house & even in the camper before heading out to work.  Well, when I got home tonight, I tried calling him again, and I spotted him laying under a bush in the back yard....unfortunately he was not coming home. I'll miss him, he was part of our family for 16yrs. 
He'll be missed for a long time.

Friday, March 15, 2013

My Scraps & More - Challenge #1

I have been following My Scraps & More's Birthday Sketch-a-Thon challenges and have finally been able to complete one of the challenges.

Here's the sketch I had to work with:

 
and the challenge to go with the sketch was to use 2 different alphas
 
Here is what I created with the sketch:
 

 
I had so much fun last night with this challenge, I haven't been scrapping all the much lately and found that I need more inspiration these days to get my mojo going...winter does quite a number on my creativity, I am totally drained!  But this was just the boost I needed!
 
 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Negativity

 
 
Have you ever had some people in your life that just were not good for you?  Well, I have discovered that I have quite a few negative people that needed to be cut out, I don't need to have them trying to bring me down anymore, using me, hurting me...I've just had enough! 
 
People can be so hurtful at times and I admit I am not perfect and have been hurtful to others as well, but I try to now stay away from all that drama and for some reason it still seeps its way into your life.
 
I am no longer be a doormat.
I will no longer be hurt.
I will stand up for what I believe in.
I will not be let down.
I will be true to who I am.
and...
 
I promise from this point on I will try and surround myself with only people that are good for me...I try and follow this little saying...
 
Free yourself from negative people.
Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and like minded.
Relationships should help you, not hurt you.
Surround yourself with people who reflect the person you want to be.
Choose friends who you are proud to know, people you admire, who love and respect you –
people who make your day a little brighter simply by being in it.
Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.
 
 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

My Little Scrap Space & a few Layouts

It's been a bit since I posted so I thought I would give you a little peak at my scrap space.  It's not much, but it is a dedicated craft room for me and a little spot for my little guy to use as well.

Here is a before pic. I decided it was time to organize my room a couple of months ago. After purchasing a few Jetmax cubes from Michael's, it was finally time to get my room put together again.  So as you can see it is quite messy, I had a lot of supplies on my little guys old change table, well it was time to get rid of it.
 
BEFORE
 
AFTER
I love the new space it has given me by getting rid of the change table! I find it now easier to find what I am looking for and it is so much brighter now in my little space! Someday though, I will have my room downstairs, but for now this is perfect for me!
 

Here's my little helper! When he wants attention, he comes and sits right on the table in front of me!! 


 
That was my creative space, and now here is a couple of layouts I have created in the past month!
 
The first two layouts were created for My Scraps and More Sketches, so far I am loving doing there sketches, so much fun, and the bonus is you can win a monthly prize!
 

 
The last two layout I did for an online crop with Let's Capture our Memories, love that place, so many great people. Bonus for me...it's a local place!!
 


 
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!!
 
 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

LCOM Online Crop!

 
Gimmie All Your Lovin' Online Crop!
February 2 & 3, 2013
In the Let's Capture Our Memories
forum!
 
 
 
LCOM always puts on a really great online crop with lots of challenges and lots of prizes!! I am so hoping to play along as much as I can. If your a scrapper, you don't want to miss this!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A day to myself...

I was so happy to have a day to myself yesterday, I did nothing at all....actually I scrapped all day and watched Pretty Little Liars (I'm hooked on that show now).

I worked on a few sketches from different sites, and also had fun playing along with an online crop.  It was just so nice to sit and just create with no distraction except my own. 

So here is what I created, I made this layout for the Creative Scrappers Blog and also used it for part of the My Scraps and More online crop.

 
Here's the sketch I used from Creative Scrappers:
 
 
and this one...
 

 
used My Scraps & More sketch 12 for the above layout
 
 
and this one...
Which I'm not too crazy about, but hey, I scrapped!!
 
 
used another sketch from My Scraps & More
 

 
and another Layout, but I didn't use a sketch on this one...just went with it!
 
 
That's it for today...
My camera broke so all the pics have been taken with my cell phone, guess I have to go camera shopping soon. 
 
Anyways, hopefully I'm going to get some more scrapping done today, I've been feeling really creative lately!!

 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I've been getting messy..

Wow!  It feels good to just sit and create.  I missed my "ME" time.  Now that the little guy is 4, he actually lets me have some more time to create and just do my own thing, he is actually entertaining himself more and more....Mommy loves this!!!

So I have created another Layout using a sketch from My Scraps & More Sketches I am loving all these challenge blogs! 

So here is the sketch:

 
and here is the layout I created with this sketch!!  I love it!!
 
 
I can't wait to work on a few more sketches at My Scraps & More Sketches and also at Boys Rule.  Anyways, I've been having fun checking out all the different challenges around the blogs these days and wow there are so many!!
 
Here's a quick little haul I just picked up at Michael's...Shhhh...don't tell the hubby!!
 
 
 
Well, I'm off for the night!  Going to play with some paper and glue!  Have a great weekend!!
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Found my MOJO!!

Wow!  After not scrapping for so long,  I think I have found my Mojo again!!  Last night I created 15 Christmas cards for next year.  And today I created two LOs! 
 
I was looking for a sketch challenge and found one at Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits and decided to just go for it. Well, I did, and I created two layouts from their December sketches, I love both the LO's!
 
This is their Dec 21st Sketch:

 
Here is my take on it...

 
Here is Dec 7th Sketch:
 
 
and here is what did with it...
 
 
 
I had a lot of fun working with these sketches and hope to play along with them again this month!!