February 28, 2011

Winner and New Blog Banner!!

Hi bloggy world!!

Did anyone notice my new blog banner!  I am so excited about it and absolutely love it and I only have Wendy to thank over at  http://digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.blogspot.com/.  She was so ever helpful in answering all my questions and had my blog banner ready in lightning time.  I encourage you all to visit her blog.  Her prices are out most reasonable.  Thank you again Wendy for making my blog so stinkin cute!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and that you all enjoyed our blog hop.  I thank you to all the wonderful comments and to all my new followers.  I appreciate you!  The moment that you have been waiting for the winner of my blog candy offerings.

I have used random.org to select the lucky winner.

#58-Celeste B said...
Such a beautiful card!! That's one of my favorite cuts from the Smiley Cards cartridge!! I absolutely love it!!! TFS!!

PS - I really do love it (and I'm not just saying it because I'm supposed to)!!!!!! :) LOL You did a great job!!!!!

Celeste B.
mctdbillman at gmail dot com

Congratulations Celeste! Celeste has been contacted and she will have until Wednesday March 2nd, 2011 to be in touch with me otherwise I will choose another winner.

See you all back here tomorrow!

February 27, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I am so super excited to have been awarded with the Stylish Blogger Award by non other than LogansCraftyMomma!! Can you believe she picked me!  This is my second blog award in a week and I am thrilled.  Thank you so much Carolanne!! Carolanne is a lady of truth, honesty and from the heart and I am lucky to have had the opportunity to participate in a blog hop with her recently and  always look forward to watching all her videos!  So thank you again Carolanne I truly appreciate it.

The best part of the award is to tell you "8" random facts that you may or may not know about me and pay it forward to 8 other talented ladies.  Although I wish I could choose all of you!

Random Facts:
  1. I have a younger brother.
  2.  I have 2 boys that will be turning 17 and 18 this year and I am only 35 so do the math!  Yes, I had them   very young.
  3.  I love to go fishing.
  4. I was introduced to scrapbooking through Creativve Memories about 12 years ago.
  5.  I got Married September 11, 2010 after dating my now husband for 10 years!
  6.  Last placed I travelled was to Las Vegas for our honeymoon which was a surprise planned by my husband.
  7. I work full time in a Long Term Care Facility as an Administrative Assistant.
  8. I love reality tv!!  Terrible I know!
So after getting to know me a little better I must pay it forward.  These 8 ladies whom I have chosen have inspired me in some way or other.  We all have to start off somewhere and I appreciate those that understand are clouded minds of the crafting world that others just may not get.  Unfortunately, there is not alot offered as far as crops ect where I live so it is nice to have a great community online.  You know you don't have to live in the same City, Province or Country to establish great friendships!  So thank you ladies!


Please go and see what these talented ladies have to offer.

I will be posting the winner of the Motions and Blog Hop tomorrow so be sure to check back. 


February 26, 2011

Motions and Folds Blog Hop

Happy Saturday everyone and welcome to the Motions and Folds Blog Hop hosted by the very talented Ellen over at http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/.  If you have fallen upon this blog by chance then please stay and join us along our hop as we have a line up of some the most amazing crafters!  If you have just arrived from Janice's blog over at http://cricutology.blogspot.com/ then you are on the right track! 

If in the event you get lost along the way please see the list of the line up that I have posted.

What I have for you today is my very first and certainly not my last 4x4 Easel Card with a wobble!  I have so many birthdays coming up that I needed to get a jump start on my cards and this was a great way to give me the push I needed!  Enjoy and do not hesitate to ask any questions.

Card Materials:

Stampin Up Cardstock
Kaleidoscope Patterned Paper
White gel Pen
Smiley Cards Cartridge exclusive to the gypsy cut at 3'
Stampin Up Button
Martha Stewart Glitter
IRock with Rhinestones
Stampin UP Stamp "On Your Birthday"

Now what hop wouldn't be the same without some blog candy!!  In order to qualify for this blog candy you must be a follower and leave a comment telling me how much you love my card, just kidding.  All comments are appreciated.  Now head over to http://youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com/ for you next stop.

Blog Hop Line Up

Have a great weekend everyone!


February 25, 2011

Bride Layout

Hi bloggy friends,

The week is finally over and that means a couple of things for me.  I get the weekend off, I pick up my puppy  a week from today and I am in a blog hop tomorrow!  All very exciting!!

Of course I am far from scrapping all my wedding photos so I have another layout for you.  I'll bet you can't guess who's in it!!  It's me, the bride! 



February 24, 2011

Blog Hop Announcement

Hello bloggy world!

Just a quick post to let you all know that I will be participating in another blog hop that Giselle over at Cross My Heart and Paper Crafts is hosting.  On March 17 please join us in the Lucky Charm Hop!  Who knows what kind of goodies we will all have in store for you!!!


February 23, 2011

Desktop Post Its!

Hi everyone, I hope you all had the chance to visit all the new designer over at Celebrate the Occasions.  We have an amazing and talented line up of designers that I can't wait to work with!

No card or layout for you today BUT I do have a project for you all!  For those of you that love to attend craft shows or who participate in crafts this is a must have.  Quick, super and simple to multiply.  All you need is an acrylic frame, paper, post it notes, pen and embellishments and voila! 

Please let me know if you have any questions or if anybody is interested in seeing a video tutorial.


February 22, 2011

Design Team Member for Celebrate the Occasion!!

Yes, that'st right you read it right I have been selected to be a part of the Celebrate the Occasion (CTO) design team.  I am over the moon with excitement and have been wanting to share with you all since I found out.  The design teams are divided into 2 teams which will alternate weekly.  I am part of design team 2 and my first challenge will begin March 8th, 2011.  Please join us over Celebrate the Occasion to meet the rest of the design team members!

This is the project that I submitted for the design team and I am happy to say that I am please with the way it turned out.  This was my first time dipping my fingers into digital stamping and I may have just started something!  I purchased Birthday Ridley digital image over at Digital Delights.  I used water color pencils to color him in and blended as best I could.  I have seen alot of fellow crafters use mineral spirits so it is on my list of purchases. 

Supplies Used:

SU Carstock
Martha Stewart Holiday Patterned Paper
Corner Chomper
Martha Stewart Circle Cutting System
White gel pen
Creative Memories Black Fine Tip Marker
Stampin Up Two Step Bird Punch
Stampin Up 3/4 circle punch
Stampin Up On Your Birthday Stamp Set


February 21, 2011

February Scrapping Great Deals Kit

Head on over to YouTube to watch my video where I feature the February Scrapping Great Deals Kit that Sheila put together.  Yummy papers and embellishements you will be sure to want to check out!

I have some super exciting news to announce tomorrow that I can't wait to tell you all.  Don't you just love secrets!!  HEHE!!


February 19, 2011

More exciting News!

On March 4th, 2011 I will be picking up the newest additon to my family! A chocolate female lab that I have named Nala! Mom delivered 5 females and 1 male and I picked the runt of the litter!! She is 5 weeks old and doing well and I am so excited to bring her home and I thought I would show you some pictures of my first visit meeting her!

Isn't she adorable!  Of course I cannot forget to mention that I already have a 13 year old lab/shepard named Riley and a black cat who is 11 name Chloe and I can only hope that they all get along!!


February 17, 2011

Liebster Award!!!

Karen over at karens-kakes-krafts.blogspot.com has ever so kindly choose me for the Liebster Award how sweet is that!! It's an award for little blogs with 300 or less followers. The idea is in order to accept the award you need to spread the love and award three to five other blogs in turn.

I'm of course more than willing to spread the bloggy love! I've picked five blogs from very talented ladies that are more recent discoveries of mine and so happy that I found them.  Be sure to check them out and become new followers!
Thank you again Karen I am over the moon to receive my very first award!!


Hi everyone!

Gonna make this short and sweet but I will be back later tonight to share some news!  This layout was created for a sketch over at SOUS.  My husband friends took him on a bachelor party that I a am sure most of them won't forget!  Nothing like a stop of the highway to take a picture of the cows, did I mention they were on their way to a concert, hence the cowboy hats!!


February 16, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Hello bloggy friends!  I hope you have all recovered from the Valentine's Day festivities!

I created this layout for my goddaughter 1rst birthday!  She was very hesitate about digging into to the cake but soon figured it out!

PP and cardstock is from Stampin Up, Cricut cut is from Graphically Speaking, Stamp is from Stampendous Birthday Circles, Circles cut at 1 3/4 and 1 3/8, Clear sticker is from DCWV "Children".


February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Well today is the official day of LOVE!!  I wish you all a Happy Valentines Day!

I would also like to thank all my new followers and for the wonderful comments.  Jillian from The Princess and the Paper's blog hop was a great success, can you believe she is only 12 and already has her own stamp line, very driven young lady!  I have 2 orders of business today my project for the day and to pick the lucky winner of the blog hop!

This is a super easy Valentines Day Craft if you are handing out goodies in large groups whether it be for your children's class, co-workers or even family members.  I am sure you have all seen bag toppers!

I used the snow cuties face from Peachy Keen and the stamp set Even More Punny-Liscious from My Pink Stamper.  The heart was punches with a stampin up punch and of course my white gel pen.  Told yah it was easy peasy!  I wonder who is going to get these treats?

Onto the blog candy!  I used random.org to select the winner and the lucky person is #6

Thanks for sharing Wendy, the frame is gorgeous :), i check your blog everyday to see what you come up with :)


Congratulations Sylvie I will be sending you an email and you will have until Wednesday to contact me with your address otherwise I will have to pick another winner.  Thank you to all that participated.


February 12, 2011

Valentine Blog Hop

Welcome Everyone to Princess and the Paper Valentine Blog Hop! If you are arriving from loganscraftymomma you are on the right track and if you are just visiting my blog be sure to check out the amazing talent along this hop.  I will post a link to the line up below.  I am the last stop along this hop and I must thank Jillian for hosting!  I am so excited to share with you all my first altered picture frame that I so wanted to keep for myself but have given it to my parents for their anniversary!  The chocolate spaniel "Miss Abby" is my parents dog and the lab/shepard "Miss Riley" is mine and they both enjoy the time they get to spend together.  This stinkin cute picture was taken at the cottage last summer!

I purchased the frame from Michaels painted it in Folk Art Berries N' Cream paint then covered it with Basic Grey's Blush PP.  The edges were inked with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The title was cut from the Sweetheart cartridge at 2.53' on my gypsy.  The terrier dog was cut from Create a Critter at 2.53' and was blinged up my IRock with a rhinestone, stickles on the ears and I used my white gelly pen for some puppy freckles then added chalk to the cheeks and attached it to the frame with a wobble. I must tell you as I showed my parents how the wobble worked and wobbling it over and over, cause I think they are the cutest things ever my dad finally said to me "leave my wobble alone"!  It was quite funny!
Prima flowers along with buttons, brads and yummy twine were used to embellish the right hand side of the frame. 

Now what blog hop wouldn't be a great hop without some blog candy!  In order to qualify you must be or become a follower and leave a comment.  Love to read all the comments.  Here is what I have to offer!  Notice all the pink and red!  Wouldn't be a Valentine Blog Hop without!  I will choose a winner on Monday, February 14th, 2011, Valentines Day using random.org so be sure to leave a way in which I can get a hold of you.

Here is the list of the rest of the hop:

Jillian http://princessandthepaper.blogspot.com/

Bunny http://bunnyrunswithscissors.blogspot.com/

Tanner http://mrcricutcrazy.blogspot.com/

Kara http://www.karassweetcreations.blogspot.com/

Ashley http://myscrappinpalace.blogspot.com/

Karen http://karens-kakes-krafts.blogspot.com/

Tami http://www.tamiscraftconnection.blogspot.com/

Carolanne http://www.loganscraftymomma.com/

Wendy http://wendyscreativecraftingcorner.blogspot.com/ (ME)


February 11, 2011

Owl Be Yours!

It's finally Friday and it's been a long work week, I am soo glad that it is over.  If only I could craft all day, I know keep dreaming!  In order to maintain this addiction I need to work!

This card is not typical colors for Valentines Day but that's o.k. right?  Not everything has to be pink, red and white it's all about the sentiment!

I so love the sheer ribbon that I used from my stash and I am sad to say that I have none left.  The stamp sentiment is fromPink By Designs Be Mine, love it!

Be sure to come back tomorrow as Jillian from Princess and the Paper will be hosting a Valentines Day Blog Hop and I can't wait to show you my project.  We have some talented crafters along the hop including LogansCraftyMama and Tanner from Mr. Cricut Crazy!  I am sure you all want to hear that I also have some blog candy to give away!  I hope that you can hop along with us!  Until then.


February 10, 2011

3 in 1 Challenges!

Hi everyone, it's Thursday and that means the weekend is right around the corner! 
My card today is actually going to be submitted to 3 challenges.  Yup, that's right I incorporated this card for 3 challenges, the Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge, Scrappy Mom's Terrific Tuesday Challenge and last but not least More Than Favors Wacky Wednesday Challenge, phewf!  I think it is adorable! 

The sentiment comes from the new Pink By Design be Mine Stamp Set, paper is from K & Company, lot's of stickles was used and the oh so yummy twine!  Let me know if you have any questions.


February 9, 2011

Pucker Up!

I love the lips that can be found in the Indie Art cartridge which is only accessible to those that have obtained the free gypsy downloads. The lips were cut at 3.82'. I blinged up this card with Tourmaline Martha Stewart Glitter which I ran through my Xyron to adhere the glitter to.  Great tip if you don't want to use wet glue.

Paper is from K & Company and the stamp set is from the new Pink By Design Be Mine Stamp Set.


February 8, 2011


Hello bloggy friends!

Today I am posting a layout of my recent wedding, I am not sure that it is my favorite.  Maybe it's missing something or the top picture is out of place, something.  Sooner or later I will figure it out!  Although I am happy to announce that the tag on this layout is one of my first!  I am pleased with the way it turned out but I must confess I did get some help from good old Tim Holtz!
Would be great to hear what you think!

Stampin Up Cardstock, PP and punch was used.  The tag was cut from tags bags and boxes at 4.53' using my gypsy.  The title was cut at 2.18' from gypsy wanderings.  I used Tim Holtz grungeboard for the heart, wings and inks, recollections flower and lace, twine and the key is one from my stash and I tried alcohol ink on it and I think it failed!  Must watch more tutorials on that!


February 7, 2011

Countdown to Valentines Day!

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had an awesome weekend!  My day did not start off the greatest to I am thankfull it is the end of the day!

This week I will be showcasing projects that are related to the upcoming Valentines Day and I can't wait to share them with you!

My first project is a card that I made for my dear nephew.  I think he will get a real kick out of receiving his very own mail, he just recently moved away from us.

I used the famous Create a Critter Cartridge which the squirrel was cut at 2.61 using my gypsy. My card base was welded together at 7.35'.  I embossed the top portion of the nut with my swiss embossing folder.  I mounted the squirrel on a wobble.  I used my white gel pen for some extra doodling and stiching around the nut.  I used the new stamp set by Pink By Design Be Mine on the exterior of the card and on the interior I also used the new stamp set by My Creative Time with Emma You Had Me At Chocolate.  To finish it off I used some yummy twine!  I think this has got to be one of my most favorite cards!


February 5, 2011

Monster Inc.

I absolutely love this layout, I love the colors, I love the use of the new cricut cartridge Best of Pixar and I love that once again I was able to use a fabulous sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches.  My son had the opportunity to go to Disney with his Aunt and family and although I wasn't able to go I was able to get my hands on all the gorgeous pictures that were taken, so don't be surprised if you see tons of disney layouts! I would love to hear what you think.

The Sketch:

My layout:

I used the Birthday Bash and Best of Pixar cricut cartridges, twine in luscious purple, martha stewart punch, my IRock and rhinestones, SU cardstock and the PP is from my stash!  Wishing you all a fab weekend!


February 3, 2011

Two Thumbs Up

For those that are not aware I got married in September and of course you all know what that means, Bachelorette Party!  Let's just say it will be a night I won't forget for awhile! I have chosen to submit my layouts for shetch 104 iver at The Scrappiest.

The Sketch which I rotated for the purposes of my pictures.

My Layouts:

Paper is by Prima, Lace by Recollection, Martha Stewart Punch, Assortment of embellishments.

February 2, 2011

Super SImple

Well I hope all my American friends are not completely snowed out and are staying warm!  It's always cold here is Canada were I live so I guess I am use to it.  Temperatures last week were in the -40 with the wind chill, can you say COLD!

Anywho today's card is so super simple, quick, fast and easy and we must not forget CUTE!  Perfect for that Valentine!

Carrdstock, pattered paper, punch and ribbon are from stampin up.  The stamp sentiment is from the new stamp release of Creative Time with Emma called You Had Me At Chocolate.


February 1, 2011


I am so excited to be able to show you my very first try at a mini chipboard album.  My girlfriend had her third baby in December and it was a GIRL!!  It's not as many pages as most of the minis I have seen but a great start in my opinion!  Would love to hear what you think.  There are so many inspirational minis out there to help the beginners out!