Monday, December 28, 2009

Snow Much Fun Today!

We did a little sledding today, the kids had a blast. On our way home we found a frozen pond in our neighborhood that had been cleared off for skating, so we went home to get the skates!

What a great day to be out enjoying winter time fun! Now I am off to scrapbook the great photos I took today.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Creative Scrappers - Sketch #84

I really liked this weeks sketch. I created a simple layout keeping the focus on the photos.

My layout:
The Sketch:

Go over to Creative Scrappers to see what the rest of the design team has created!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Another Great Gift Idea

I am always looking for creative packaging for my gifts. I designed this card/gift holder out of a 6 x 9 1/2" envelope that can be purchased at any office supply store. I love it because it can hold a cd, gift cards or even a family photo.

There is also space to write your Christmas sentiment. I have posted this project on The Inspired Scrappers blog with instructions.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Good Things Come In Small Packages!

We are celebrating the 12 days of Christmas over at The Inspired Scrapper. Everyday there are new gift ideas being posted. I posted this cute little gift box yesterday along with instructions. These boxes are quick and easy to make and they are filled with Ghirardelli chocolates! Who doesn't love chocolate?!

Be sure to head on over to The Inspired Scrapper for more inspiration!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Creative Scrappers Sketch #82

The Sketch:

My Layout:

Friday, December 4, 2009

A Christmas Treasure

Last year I made a 25 days of December mini album, which I was thrilled with. But with all the business of the season, taking a picture everyday for this album was a lot of pressure to me. This year I have made a little album that I can fill with my favorite holiday pictures and not worry about documenting everyday of the Christmas season. The base of this album is made with 7 Gypsies naked paper bags and creme card stock. I used lots of 7 Gypsies products as well as some vintage appliques that were given to me by my Mother in Law, when she cleaned out her quilting stash. I love these little appliques and I have been saving them for just the right project and here it is.

I used a Starbucks cup cover as a banner.
The pages made out of 7 Gypsies naked paper bags will hold tags for journaling and additional pictures. I gave the edges of my pages a distressed look by using adhesive and applying 7 Gypsies rubbings in silver and gold. I also added some beads to add dimension.

I loved making this little treasure to hold our holiday memories for 2009.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Creative Scrappers Sketch # 80

It's reveal time again for Creative Scrappers. This is the sketch we were given.

And this is what I created. Lots of Stickles on this one, I just love the bling!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Little Saturday Inspiration

How about a little inspiration to get you through the weekend! I made this little 7 Gypsies envelope album using my scraps. It was quick and easy not to mention how adorable it turned out. This would make the perfect stocking stuffer for Christmas!

I even used the tag off the 7 Gypsies gaffer tape to create this cute little tag hanging on the album.

Only 27 more days until Christmas and so many projects to be done!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Inspired Scrappers Design Team!!

It's official I have been chosen to be a part of The Inspired Scrappers Design team! I am honored to be working with these very talented Canadian scrapbookers. If you are not familiar, this is a scrapbook challenge blog. Every friday there is a new scrapbook challenge that you can participate in, sound fun? You can check out the Inspired Scrappbooker blog here

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Minds Eye Blog Challenge!

My Minds Eye blog has another challenge and I couldn't resist.

That's my crazy Maddie posing with her purrrrfect pumpkin! She was so proud of herself, she planned, cleaned and carved her own pumkin this year.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Creative Scrappers Sketch #78

It is that time again to reveal Creative Scrappers sketch. So here is the sketch we had to work with.

I really liked this sketch but I chose to do a masculine take on this sketch. And here is what I came up with!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Scrap 4 It

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Getting Ready For Christmas!

I am getting in Christmas mode I know that sounds crazy when we still have 3 weeks before December arrives, but this is my favorite time of the year! Here is our advent calendar that I created last year and I can't wait to fill each little compartment with a special little treat.

Monday, November 9, 2009

A Weekend to Unwind

I had the chance to take a great class with Trisha Ladouceur on Saturday at A Weekend To Unwind event at Sheepriver Scrapbook Co. in Okotoks! This class was filled with lots of fun techniques and I ended up with this adorable wall hanging!

As you can see I need to add a photo, but I love the way it turned out!

I love Trisha's style lumpy and bumpy with lots of textures just the way I like it! You should check out her blog at

Monday, November 2, 2009

Creative Scrappers Sketch #76

Yesterday was the first sketch reveal for the new design team! So exciting to see everyones take on the sketch.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall Days - a layout

This is the October layout for my calendar club at Scrapbooker's Bliss. Lots of fussy cutting on this one!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Creative Scrappers Design Team

Wooo Hooo I am on the Creative Scrappers design team! I am so excited to be working with such talented girls. If you have not been to creative scrappers you should go check their site at You will find tons of inspiration and fun sketches too!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Creative Scrappers - Sketch #73

If you haven't been over to Creative Scrappers you need to go! There are a lot of talented ladies and lots of inspiration, not to mention they do a weekly sketch challenge. What a great way to get those layouts done, and have a little fun at the same time! Here is what I came up with for this weeks sketch.

I just love this photo of my husband and miss maddie. They both love the turkey leg, I think it is their favorite part of Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sneak Peak

I woke up this morning to more snow!!!!! Arg it is only October. It is supposed to be warm this weekend and hopefully this snow will all dissappear. I guess you can take the girl out of California but you can't take the California out of the girl.
On to better things...I will be teaching this little jewel at Scrapbooker's Bliss on Thursday evening. This album is made from the 7Gypsies envelope album but it is hard to tell because I have altered the envelopes. Some of the envelopes aren't envelopes anymore....they are much better than envelopes!

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