Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Present

Well, today I bought two paper racks, yea!  I cannot wait to put the paper in the racks.  It will make choosing colours so much easier being able to see them together, but separate.  Yea!  Not sure yet where they will fit, but I will find space.  Good a Christmas present to me, from me...
Everyone, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.   May it be a great 2011 for everyone.
Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Advent Calendars for 2010

As promised, here are the pictures of the Advent Calendars.  They are fun to make and each one is embellished differently.  Thanks to SVG and Mary for the pattern to cut the boxes and doors on my Cricut.  I used all Close To My Heart papers and some embellishments.  I had as much fun making them as the children will opening a door each day.

I made one more, however I gave it away before photographing

Thursday, December 2, 2010


I will be putting an order into Close To My Heart Sunday evening, which is the deadline to be able to receive it before Christmas.  If there is anything you want or need, please email me with your order.  You can look on the website at and go under Products, Idea Book to view the complete line.

If you have a wish list, give it to someone (husband, brother, sister, friend, etc.) with my email address and we will surprise you for Christmas!  Choose a Workshop On The Go, pages 24 and 25, and I will be happy to help you complete your layouts and cards.

Open Crop nights are Thursday from 6 - 9:00 p.m. and I am available for appointments that fit your schedule.  As CTMH says, "Let me show you how".

If you missed the Christmas Card workshop, it isn't too late.  Let me know and we can work together to make cards for those special people in your life. 
Or if you prefer, you can purchase cards I have made for $3.00 each or 6 for $15.00 complete with envelopes.

Looking forward to hearing from you by Sunday evening,
Happy scrappin'

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Advent Calendar

I have been busy making an Advent Calendar from Mary Rudakas pattern at the site.  Oh my, what a gorgeous project.  The kids will love it.  There are decorated doors and boxes to fit all different sizes of candy and goodies.  Can't wait to take pictures and post them...soon.  I hope everyone is busy too with their scrapbook projects.  The 400 Christmas cards are delivered and I just finished a 12 layout album for a lady.  It was a challenge, but looks great.  I also designed and made 50 different 3 x 3 gift card enclosures, including the envelopes to go with them.  So when I am not blogging, you can know I am creating and crafting... gotta love it.  Happy Scrappin' everyone.  I will be back!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Close To My Heart

Just wanted to remind everyone that the colours of Close To My Heart products all go together...even if you use paper from a different package or don't remember the colour name, you can find one to fit!  It doesn't matter if it is paper, ink, markers, they will all go together and I love it!  Thanks CTMH.  Happy Scrappin' everyone.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Stamp of the Month for November

Be sure to have a look at the November Stamp of the Month on the right and the fantastic deal for this month.  Contact me for more information on how to get the Stamp of the Month free, plus another A - D size Stamp Set free....Happy Scrappin'


You may have noticed that I am not blogging as often as I used to.   However, I have not forgotten my wonderful blog friends and followers.  Thank you for continuing to have a look.
As time flies by, I have been very busy creating and making 400 Christmas cards with 16 unique designs.  Done!  I will post pictures of them at a later date. 
Also, I held a Christmas card workshop and was delighted that all of the ladies completed their 12 cards in just over 3 hours...congrats ladies, you did great.  This was a busy and fun night, sharing and creating. 
I am in the process of designing a workshop to make 24 gift enclosure tags (little cards) to make for $20.00.  This too will be a successful and a fun night.  I will keep you posted.
As well, a friend has asked me to create a photo album for her to give as a Christmas gift, so I will continue to keep busy.  Happy Scrapping and blogging everyone, I will be back soon with the gift tag example pictures and more.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Glitz and Glitter Christmas Card Workshop #1

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at my house.  Please contact me to reserve your spot as soon as possible, as space is limited.  All supplies are provided for you to make 12 unique Christmas cards for only $20.00.  You can reach me at or by phone 250-763-6780.


Other dates available are:

OPEN CROP CLUB  $5.00 -   Thurs. October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010  6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
CHRISTMAS CARD WORKSHOP #2 -   Sat. October 23, 2010  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Oh My!

Wow, I cannot believe how fast time is flying by.  I have been very busy making Christmas cards for an order of 200.  That is a lot of cards.  I am designing and creating about 25 of each of 8 styles.  Currently, I am working on 151 -175 right now, then one more creation and whoola...done!  I am excited that I will stamp the back with my personal stamp and it will go out to 200 clients of my customer. 
I have also been busy creating and cutting out for the card workshop I plan to hold next month.  This will be to make 12 Christmas cards in an evening.  These I will post soon.  I still have to take pictures and upload them. 
The Thursday evening open crop is going well and we are creating many mini albums and gifts.  There seems to be more interest now that school is back in and fall is fast approaching. 
So, until I get back here again, happy scrappin....
Contact me if you would like to attend the open crop or just have a question at 250-763-6780 or and thanks for having a look.

Monday, September 6, 2010

New Layouts

This is an album I helped a customer create.  She didn`t have a lot of patterned paper, so I created some for her with background stamping on cardstock.  It looks amazing. 

This is a layout I have made for myself (no pictures yet) using background stamping and the bandana strip as shown by Theresa Black.  Sorry the background is almost the same as the centre of the layout, but if you look closely you can see where the layout is. 
Thanks for viewing my blog.  All comments are welcome and read with appreciation. 

Fun Cards

Wedding card for neighbours                                                                Baby Congrats card using
                                                                                                           Pocket Mouse Digi that I
                                                                                                            won from Inky Doodles.

The school bus card is one I made for my daughter's life long friend who is off to Scotland to get another Master's degree!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Long Time

Well, it has been awhile since I posted.  However the open house was a success and fun. If you missed it I am sorry, you missed a good time. 
I have been busy making Christmas cards.  Yes, Christmas cards, preparing for a fall workshop and after showing my examples, I have an order for a couple hundred for a business to send out to their customers....Yay, but lots of work, so have started to make them already! 
I purchased the 'Triple Play' National Stamping Month special from Close To My Heart and it is adorable! Three little 4" albums all ready to decorate, add pictures, fold and put together.  Well, one of my customers saw it before I had even opened it and she wanted it, but really didn't want to pay full price for it. 
I am excited for future orders and to 'let me show you how' with Close To My Heart products.  Call me at 250-763-6780 or email at if you would like to make a 4" mini album and I can show you how you how you too can get a Triple Play kit for just $5.00 until the end of September only....
Join us on Thursday evenings 6 - 9 p.m. for open crop nights, good company and to meet new friends... Contact me for details...
Happy Scrappin

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


It's not too late to get the August 'Splendor' kit.
The new Fall/Winter Idea Book is here with new products, tips and ideas.
Exclusive My Acrylix Stamps and Blocks are available to make your creations faster, simpler, easier.
September Kit is 'Magnifique' - order early and reserve your scrapbook spot with me.
Make cards with the same kits...let me show you how.
Find out how you can get the Stamp of the Month free or at a discount.
Deadline for August SOTM is approaching fast.  Contact me for details 
at soon. 
Drop in to my open house Saturday, August 28th from 1 - 4 p.m. Let me know if you need directions or if you have any questions.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Splendor WOTG

These are the examples I have made so far with the "Splendor Kit" .  Note the paper, stickease, etc. I still have to create even more projects, cards or layouts (1st picture).  Also, check out the waterfall page (third picture).  This layout is taken from the new 'Magic' book.  This book has many surprise layouts with hidden pictures, journalling, treasures, etc.  There are so many exciting new projects to make with all the new CTMH papers, acrylix stamps, embellishments and stickease.  Wow...I just can't work fast enough!  
Come and join me Thursday evenings for a fun scrapbooking time.  See the post below for more details.   Call me or email me at or 250-763-6780
Happy Scrappin' 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Wow, it is August already.  Check out the Stamp of the Month for August, "Something Splendid" - beautiful flowers.  Let me show you how to receive it a discount price or free. 
Also, this is the last month for the Summer Idea Book!  The new Autumn/Winter book is ready for orders September 1st. 
I will be having technique classes, Workshops On The Go to make layouts/cards and gatherings.  Please contact me if you would like to host a gathering and earn hostess rewards for free scrapbooking materials.  Let me show you how, faster, easier, simpler!
The Workshop on the go for August is "Splendor"...Let me show you how you can create at least 6 cards and up to 10 layouts with one paper pack kit (a few cardstock added). 
Thursdays 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. are the evenings and this is the place to be. 
Contact me  at or 250-763-6780 to order and join the fun.  You are welcome to come out, bring your unfinished project(s) and just play along with me.
Happy scrappin'!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Blog Candy at Let's Ink It UP

Hop on over to Let's Ink it Up to enter to win some candy....

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cards from Convention



 Cards from Convention...a couple of clear card to make, not easy to hide the glue!  :)

Convention Layout

Sorry this picture is sideways

This is the CTMH layout I did with the flip flaps, plus the pink backgrounds are the extra pages to accompany the layout....This was a fun layout to create, using many pictures and the flip flaps allow for even more pictures to be added.  Note the new Peacock and flourishes stamps!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

CTMH Convention 2010 Washington DC

Oh my gosh!  What a fantastic experience to go to convention 2010.  So many new things are happening and I am so excited to be a part of it.  Just a hint...8 new colours will replace 8 retiring ones and they are gorgeous.  Can't wait to share them with you.  Studio J made easier, affordable and a great program for digital scrapbookers...And, next year's convention will be in the enchanted place of Disneyland California....Wow!  I have started saving already!  Email me or call 250-763-6780 if you want to hear more fantastic news from CTMH.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Practical Scrappers Challenge - border punches and/or scissors

I couldn't decide which one to enter, I like them both...however, I used my fancy scissors to cut out the roses, leaves and to trim the two paper ribbons on the first card.  The second card is trimmed all round and the paper ribbons are edged with the scissors...They were both fun to make and I was just feeling creative, I guess.
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Yea!  I will see my grandchildren and family this week...I am so excited and busy getting ready.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


This is a collection of my favourite recipes.  I used toilet paper rolls flattened, decorated with scraps of scrapbook papers, printed the recipes on cardstock front and back and cut them out to fit into the openings in the rolls.  There are recipes for appies, soups, salads, sauces, main dishes and desserts.  Each roll can hold a few recipe cards.  Each decorated roll has two eyelets and I used hemp to tie them all together into a book.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

H2H challenge June 21, 2010

I made this card for the H2H challenge this week using tulip, buttercup and black and they are all Close To My Heart products.  This thank you will go to a very special lady that I just met.  Faithe spoke at our church on Friday night and her ministry is "Women Who Win".  She is from Arizona and the sister of a friend of mine from church.  Faithe  changes lives and is a kind, loving and giving lady.   

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Proud Moments Layout

As promised, here is my latest layout.  It is of some of the proud accomplishments of my children. 
Thanks for stopping by.  Feel free to leave a comment, as I appreciate everything you have to say and read them all.  You are welcome to follow me and I would love to see some of your scrappin', if I don't follow your blog already.  Happy scrappin'

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Scrapbooking for real...layouts

I seem to be on a roll and have created another layout which I will post a picture of tomorrow.  This is exciting.  I would love to have all my thousands of pictures scrapped, but will be happy for now to get the ones I have printed on pages!  :)   Thanks for stopping by, and happy scrappin' everyone.

Just Cats

This is a layout of my daughter's three cats and my cat, Ee-Or.  Check out the cute little Pocket Mice that I won on Tiffany Doodles.  They are hand painted with a water brush and Close to My Heart Ink pads, double popped up and the paper is 'Felicity' from Close To My Heart.
Sandra and Ryan have a cattery, doggery and horse boarding.  When they opened, I cross-stitched a whole lot of cats, framed it and they hung it in the cattery for all their customers to see.  Their business is Whiskers and Woofers in Kelowna, BC.  If you need a great hotel for your dogs or cats to stay, email me at and I will give you more information.

Lavonya and Don Mitchell's Weddiing

I used Close To My Heart papers for this layout of my friend's wedding.  I picked up the blue in Don's shirt using Dutch Blue cardstock and the green in Lavonya's son's shirt with the green cardstock.  The B & T's are from Felicity and Cherry-O papers and I was able to use up some scraps.  The tourquoise flowers pick up the colour of Lisa's dress.