Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New class!

Lindsey and I are doing a new class in September - all about altering! Check our class blog Smith Paper Designs for more information. Here's a peek at one of the projects.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Tuesday Trigger - Light and Bright

I loved the color combo in this weeks trigger over at Moxie Fab world's blog. Here's the inspiration...

And here is my card using the Echo Park - Walk in the Park line.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Friendship Bracelets

The last challenge is up at Camp Scrapbook Star. I know making friendship bracelets is something most girls learn at camp although I have never made one so I thought it would be fun to try. You can find lots of videos on You Tube to see how they are done.

Here's my card I made using the August Kit and I used the friendship bracelet to hold the bird cage.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My Blog is 3 years old!

I can't believe I have been blogging for three years now - crazy! I started blogging when I joined the Scrapbook Star Design Team August 25, 2007 and I have been with them ever since.

It's been an amazing three years, finally getting published, being asked to join other design teams and being the Design Team Coordinator over at Scrapbook Star. I couldn't ask for a better group of women and I have made some amazing friends through this hobby (altough for me it is definitely more than a hobby).

So to celebrate I thought I would look back on some of my older projects and share them with you and to thank everyone for visiting my blog I will be giving away a RAK. So please enjoy my trip down memory lane and leave a comment for a chance to win!

This is the first layout I made with the Scrapbook Star September 2007 kit. I love looking back at my old layouts and seeing how I have evolved over the years.

Being published for the first time is always exciting and I was published for the first time in Canadian Scrapbooker magazine in the fall of 2007. This is still one of my favorite layouts!

I was such a bad blogger in 2008 - there are lots of slide shows about my family and a few projects. One of my favorites from that year was some mini albums I made with my Bind-It-All and Basic Grey papers. Basic Grey picked it up for their monthly newsletter and I was so excited.

In 2009 I became a better blogger and had a few exciting things happen. I made the cover of the Bind-It-All Idea Book and was asked to design for them. I was so thrilled as I love my Bind-It-All and Zutter was an amazing company to be with - so supportive and caring - it was an amazing experience.

In 2009 I was also featured on the Cosmo Cricket blog which is one of my favorite paper manufacturer's. I was also published in several online e-zine's and magazines.

2009 was a sad year as well Clipper Street closed it's doors and I had the pleasure to work with some amazing ladies (and Cory) while I was there.

2010 is only half way done but has been incredible! We had the 2010 Winter Olympics here in Vancouver and my husband was a performer in the opening and closing ceremonies which was very exciting.

I did my first blog hop, was featured on several blogs and I was asked to design for Kiki Art which is an amazing Canadian company that has bright, fun paper and embellishments.

I was also featured on Two Peas in a Bucket for one of my Bind-It-All projects.

I am also being published in several magazines this year with more to come and I am looking forward to many more years of fun and craziness with this hobby. I can't believe it's been three years all ready. I am so lucky to be able to do what I do and I couldn't do it without my darling husband Michael and our two sons who put up with getting their picture taken every 5 seconds, Rhys and Linden. I love you guys!

Thanks for celebrating with me. Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in my giveaway!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Take your Mini Albums to the wall!

Head on over to the Zutter blog to see how you can take your mini albums to the wall!

Here's a peek.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Virgo Friends

I seem to have a lot of people around me that are Virgo's. My husband is and two of my best friends are too! Here are some cards I made with the August Scrapbook Star kit for them. I used the initial from their first names on the card.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Top Ten Reasons I Love My Bind-It-All

And there are many more than 10!

10. I love the size of the Zutter - it is small enough to fit on my messy desk and I can take it to my classes easily!
9. How resonably priced the machine, the covers and the Owires are!
8. It can punch through just about anything! I have tried acrylic, chipboard, clip board wood, felt, paper, cd's, old records, thin leather and tin.
7. It's pink!
6. It is so versatile. I can make mini albums, home decor, cards, wall hangings, boxes, bags and more!
5. I love all the different sizes of Owires and the colors. My favorite is the 5/8" brown - I use it all the time!
4. It let's me be creative and think outside the box!
3. I can make beautiful handmade gifts for family, friends and teachers!
2. I can use it with my kids, they love making journals, gifts for their friends and just having fun with it!
1. The number 1 reason is just it's an amazing machine that is so much fun and I couldn't imagine my life without it - I love it!

P.S. I made the photo collage with Shape Collage - isn't it cool!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


As a scrapbooker I never used to make my own cards but after realizing all the left over paper would be perfect for cards I find myslef making them more and more. Here are a few I made with the new Basic Grey Oliver and Olivia lines.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Scrapbook Star Online Crop

Is this weekend! Hope you can come on over and join in the fun!

Here's a peek at my challenge:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sunny Days

Head on over to the Kiki Art blog to see my Sunny Days Mini Album. I used some fun coasters from Old Navy for the covers and the new Kiki Art Sunny Bay paper line exclusive with Scrapbook Magazine.

Camp Songs

It's time for another challenge at Scrapbook Star's Summer Camp. This time it's all about camp songs. You know those songs we all love to sing around the campfile like the classic Great Green Gobs of Greasy, Grimy Gopher Guts! Here's a video of the song incase you forget the rest of the delicious words.

So head on over and share your favorite!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

2010 Holiday Idea Book

I finally saw my project in the 2010 Holiday Idea Book! I am so excited!

It is full of awesome holiday ideas from Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas projects. My Thanksgiving Place Setting made with my beloved Bind-It-All is on page 44/45. If you want some great ideas for this holiday season this is it!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Zutter August Projects

The Zutter August projects are up. Head on over to the Design Team Gallery to check them out. Here's a sneak peek of one of mine.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cosmo Cricket Delovely

This line by Cosmo Cricket is so bright and fun - I love it. Over at Scrapbook Star's Summer Camp Glenda has an ATC challenge up and you had to work with scraps on your desk. Since this is what was on my desk this is what I came up with...


Friday, August 6, 2010

Freaky Friday Friends

Head on over to Scrapbook Star for mt Freaky Friday challenge!

Here's a sneak peek!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Kiki Art Fun

I was thrilled when one of my layouts was chosen to be in the Kiki Art issue of Scrapbook Magazine. The Sunny Bay line is so bright and fun I loved getting to play with it. Here's the layout I created...

Scrapbook Magazine is available online and in stores today!!! You can order a copy at http://www.practicalpublishing.co.uk/shop/product322.html.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Life is Amazing

Tonight we had such an amazing sunset - the sun was a red ball - my son kept saying is that Mars!