Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

I wish all of you the best in 2011 - Happy New Year!

Here is a banner I made to ring in the new year.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

One Little Word 2011

Ali Edwards started a tradition of picking one word every year as a way to celebrate new beginnings and something to focus on over the course of the year.

You can read her post about it here

This year I had a hard time picking a word - 2010 was a rough year for me and I am glad it is coming to an end. I really want to make 2011 a better year for me, for my kids, for my friends, for everyone, so I thought long and hard and my word for 2011 is LIVE!

Here is the definition of LIVE from the Merriam-Webster dictionaty.

1: to be alive : have the life of an animal or plant
2: to continue alive
3: to maintain oneself : SUBSIST
4: to occupy a home : DWELL
5: to attain eternal life
6: to conduct or pass one's life
7: to remain in human memory or record
8: to have a life rich in experience
transitive verb
1: to pass through or spend the duration of
2: ACT OUT, PRACTICE —often used with out
3: to exhibit vigor, gusto, or enthusiasm in
4a: to experience firsthand
b: to be thoroughly absorbed by or involved with
— live it up
5: to live with gusto and usually fast and loose
6— live up to
7: to act or be in accordance with
— live with
8: to put up with : ACCEPT, TOLERATE

One of my favorite sayings is Live Love Laugh so I hope to live this year rich in experience, with gusto and enthusiasm and the be thoroughly involved with life. I want this to be a year of living the life I picture in my dreams!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Scrapbook Star Design Team Call

Scrapbook Star is searching for a very talented Canadian Design Team Member to begin their terms on February 1st 2011. If you consider yourself to be creative, team oriented and love our site and store please send the following to

3-5 recent projects that best represent your usual style

Please make sure your name is in the file title such as “janesmithbelieve.jpg”

Please keep files to under 100kb in size

Please include the following:
*Full name, address & phone number
* Other Design Teams you are a member of
* A link to your online gallery or blog
* Why you would like to be part of the team

Here is what is expected from a Design Team Member:
*You must be active on our online message boards as well as in our gallery. (Minimum 50 posts per week)
*You must post your work in our gallery. This includes the project you will make with your monthly kit, as well as at least 2 other items (altered, cards, LO’s etc)
*Projects made with your monthly kit must be scanned at high resolution and emailed to the store (photos are not acceptable)
*Participate in our monthly online crops by posting challenges
*Promote the site to friends and family.
**Design Team members cannot be part of any other Canadian design team (for retail & online stores and communities).

Each second month you will receive a kit valued at over $30. On opposite months you will get an allowance to use on any product you like. All Design Team Members receive a store discount on all purchases.

The position will be for a 3 month trial at which point both parties may chose to terminate. Afterwards the term will last for another 8 months at which point Design Team members will have to reapply for their position
Call deadline is January 9 at midnight EST. ***************************************************

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

To you and yours from me and mine...Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What the Flock??

In Scrapbook Star's December kit there was green flock and I racked my brain to think of what I could use it for. I decided to make some Christmas Trees...

I love how they turned out - have a great day!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Paper Houses

I was featured on the Crate Paper blog a few days ago. I made a cute gingerbread style house and some trees and snowmen.

Here's the whole little village:

And a close up of the trees:

And the roof:

Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Scrapbook Star Holiday Online Crop

Scrapbook Star's Holiday Crop starts tonight at 6pm. Hope you can join us for some fun challenges and prizes!

See you there!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

We Scrap December Kit

The reveals for the December Kit at We Scrap are up. I had lots of fun with this kit. Go check out all the layouts on their website - here are a few peeks :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Scrapbook Star - December Kit

Scrapbook Star's December kit is full of awesome Bo Bunny goodness!

Head on over to Scrapbook Star to see what the design team came up with and join in the fun challenges.

Here's a sneak peek at my challenge...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Imaginisce Step Cards

I loved the new Cottage Christmas line from Imaginisce it was perfect for making these step cards!

I had so much fun making these this Christmas! Thanks for stopping by!

Linden's Christmas Recital

Yesterday it was Linden's Christmas Recital - I love listening to all the kids playing Christmas Music. Here is a video of Linden playing Angels We Have Heard On High.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Carol Ships

I love watching the Carol Ships come into Ladner - they are so beautiful. This time we got to watch them from my new boss Linda's float home. They were so close - amazing.

Here's some pictures

What a great night!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Car Games

Most of us travel over the holidays to visit family and see friends. I wanted to make a book filled with car games that we could play on those long trips.

Head on over to Bind-It-All blog for more details!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

20 Days of Holiday Sharing Part 2

There has been so much amazing holiday inspiration over at the Two Peas In A Bucket Holiday Sharing event. My second project which is being showcased today is a Winter Shadow Box.

Head on over to Two Peas In A Bucket to see how you can make one too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Planner

I really wanted to be organized this Christmas so with the help of my trusty Bind-It-All I made myself a Christmas Organizer that can be reused every year by reprinting the inserts.

Head on over to the Bind-It-All Blog for more details!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

20 Days of Holiday Sharing!

I was so excited to be asked to participate in the Two Peas In A Bucket 20 Days of Holiday Sharing event. I was asked to share two projects over the next 20 days and the first one is my "Letters to Santa" mini album.

Head on over to Two Peas In A Bucket to check out this project and lots of amazing holiday inspiration in the upcoming days.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

Tis the Season for Snowflakes

It's my turn today to share some holiday inspiration over at We Scrap and I used December's Kit to make some snowflake ornaments. Here's a sneak peek but you will have to head over to We Scrap to see the rest.

Have a great day!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Handmade Holiday

Need Holiday ideas for cards, layouts and gifts? Join us at Scrapbook Star for 12 days of fun ideas, challenges and games starting December 1st.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hold on to the Magic

Well this is my last project using the Cosmo Cricket line. I used my Bind-It-All to make this wall hanging for my hallway.

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

UBC Holiday Gift Fair

It's at the UBC Campus, Student Union Building; November 22-26! Eleonor, Lindsey and I are sharing a booth so stop by and say hello!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Scrapbook Star Online Crop

It's here! The Scrapbook Star online crop is here. Head on over to have some fun, get some inspiration and win some prizes. Here's a sneak peek at my layout. Online Crop opens at 7:30 and runs all weekend!

Hope you can join us!


I love making mini albums with pockets that can be used for just about anything. Journaling, photos, memorabilia etc. Head on over to the Bind-It-All blog today to see 2 examples of mini albums I made for my purse that have pockets.

This is one of them - my business card holder.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Card Challenge

It's my turn to post a challenge over at WE SCRAP. My challenge is all about cards! Using the September Kit - Urban Skies I made a card box set. I really loved the Jenni Bowlin butterflies in this kit. Here's a sneak peek at my challenge:

Head on over to the We Scrap forum to play along.

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Scrapbook Star - Design Team Challenge

It's November 15th and that means it's time for Scrapbook Star's Design Team Challenges! Head on over to Scrapbook Star to play along.

I used the Basic Grey Jovial line from the store for my challenge. This line is so awesome - love the colors and the silly snowmen (my favorite is the one with the cat in his hat). Here's my layout:

Hope you can play along!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Santa Flew the Coop

I found this birdcage at Michaels and fell in love. I used the Mitten Weather Chipboard Santa on the front and the chipboard Noel Tag and some red ribbon for the top. Fill with peppermint candies and it makes a perfect teacher gift.

Friday, November 12, 2010

More Mitten Weather cards!

Well this is the last post of Mitten Weather cards. I loved using this line and still have a few other projects to share in a few days.

For the first card I used a felt coaster I bought at Michaels last year. I think it adds a great accent.

For the second card I used my paper piercer to add interest to my scallop border.

Thanks for stopping by - hope you have a great day!