May 31, 2011

Bad News

Hi everyone just wanted to make my followers aware that I will not be part of the bloggy world for maybe the next couple of weeks. Unfortunately, my house was broken into and a number of electronics were taken, one in which being my laptop with all my pictures and videos. I am very upset and beside myself and don't really have words to describe the way I am feeling. Thankfully my pets were not harmed and my house was not trashed. I will try and take sneak peaks of all your blogs from work in the meantime I have the insurance company to deal with.


Celebrate the Occasions Challenge #16

Welcome to Celebrate the Occasion challenge #16.  This weeks theme was Schools Out and we had to include an apple. So be sure to head over to Celebrate the Occasion and check out what the rest of the design team has in store and the chance to win the Spring Holidays Card Cartridge. 

Being that I have 2 boys in school we always get their school pictures even at 17 and 18 so I have many pictures to choose from to create a layout. 

Here is the final take on the challenge and a video with step by step instructions!  Rest assured that I have reversed the title to say "Outstanding Student" must have been pretty late at night!!

Be sure to come back on Saturday June 4th for our Pool Party Blog Hop where we have an amazing group of ladies participating.


May 30, 2011

Rock On

I hope everyone had a great weekend and I hope my American friends are enjoying their long weekend!

My oldest son just turned 18 and for his birthday and my husband's birthday I bought them concert tickets to see Kenny Chesney, of course I am going too!  Although I am not a huge country fan I am just as excited as this will be my first REAL concert I will get to see!  So his birthday card (A2) although he was not aware was very related to his gift!


Rock Princess Cartridge Wings Cut at 3'
Rock On Title cut at 1 3/4'
DCWV Rockstar Pattern Paper
Stampin Up Cardstock
Inside of the card is stamped with Stampin Up Birthday Stamp Set

Will see you all back here tomorrow for another Celebrate Your Occasions Challenge!


May 27, 2011

Playful Layout

It's finally Friday and I think I might be coming down with a cold, I'm pretty stuffy.  I was really hoping to get some serious crafting in so we will have to see.

As promised this is the second layout I sent to Jennifer over at ScrappinJen31 on YouTube when we did a picture swap!

Item Used

Echo park Patterned Paper
Stampin Up Cardstock
Birthday Bash Cartridge
Kates ABC's Cartridge
White Gel Pen

I hope you all enjoy your weekend and I pray for nice weather hear in Canada instead of snow and frost!!


May 26, 2011

Disney Album

Hello everyone!  Gonna make this short and sweet and we will see you back here tomorrow with the second layout I made for Jennifer for our swap!

Here is another paper bag album that I created and I can officially say that I am on a break from making mini's, I think! Enjoy the video!


May 25, 2011

Altered Project

It's hump day today, and that means that I am half way through the work week!  Yipee! 

Went to the show last night, yes again with my mom and went and saw Pirates of the Caribbean.  I enjoyed it but if you are looking for a good laugh Bridesmaid is a must see.

I also got some happy mail yesterday, 2 new cartridges!  April Showers and the Cricut Imagine Snow Angel Cartridge and all I can say is awesome!!  Can't wait to play.  I also have some exciting news to share with you all but it must wait just a little longer!!!

Onto to today's projects is definitely altered and I have made about 5 of them to date!!  Just can't get enough!  This one in particular I made it for my mom. 

The altered letters were purchased at Michael's.  All embellishments are from Recollection.  I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo.  The patterned paper is from Stampin Up and the script stamp is from Hero Arts.  I sprayed the flowers with glimmer mist and the edges were all paint with buttermilk acrylic paint.

My mom loved it so that's all that matters in the end!


May 24, 2011

I cheated!!

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  It rained most of the weekend which gave me the chance to watch some movies and go to the show with my mom to see Bridesmaid, which was totally funny!!

It also gave me the opportunity to craft a little which mean that I used both my Imagine and E2.  I am happy to report that I have had no glitches yet and had no problems with the updating.  Of course I had to try the printing option with the Imagine and I did purchase the Best Friends cartridges which is too cute and it just so happens that it has some bonus projects one in which includes a pre-made scrapbook layout so I thought I would add my paper and see what happens!!  Although this is by no means is my creation it has made it very simple for me to just add a couple of pictures.  So essentially I cheated.  I printed it out and it cut around the edge of the mat so I just added the layout to a piece of cardstock and voila!!  My first layout with my imagine!!

The colors are what I expected and it printed awesome, so I am pleased for those of you contemplating purchasing an Imagine.


May 20, 2011

Fun Friday!!

Thanks for stopping by today.  First and foremost I must wish my son Justin a very happy birthday today, he turned 18, crazy I tell you considering I had him at 18 years old.  We have come a long way!  Having said that Happy Birthday Justin, love yah tons!!

I had Thought I would do something a little different this Friday.  Instead of posting a project I thought I would share some pictures with you of my now 4 month old puppy Nala who is weighing in at 38 lbs and getting bigger and heavier by the day! 

She is a beauty and I am happy to report she is doing extremely well in puppy school!  Fingers cross that we graduate!!

I wish you all a safe long weekend and I will see you back here on Tuesday, I am going to be playing with my new toys (Imagine and E2)!!


May 19, 2011

Baby Card

Hi everyone!  I have just come back from a well rested mini vacation and I am not looking forward to going back to work today.

I do have some exciting news to annouce though when I came home yesterday there were two huge parcels waiting for me!!  Can you guess what they were?  I received my imagine and my E2!  I did not waste anytime setting them up and I am so looking forward to playing with them this weekend!!

Today I have a card that I have created for a co-worker who is expecting her first baby.  Enjoy!


May 18, 2011

Scrapbook Layout

Hi everyone!

This layout was created for a fellow blogger and YouTube friend, Jennifer!  I asked her if she would be interested in doing a scrapbook layout swap and she ever so kindly agreed!  I had so much fun scrapping someone elses pictures!  Her and I both using cricut users that was the only stipulation to incorporate a cricut cut on your layout and we had also agreed to complete 2 pages for one another.

Here is one of the layouts that was created for Jennifer over at and she can also be found over on YouTube as ScrappinJen31.  Amazing talent with the cricut!

Supplies Used

Echo Park Patterned Paper
Recollections Embellishments
Once Upon A Princess Cricut Cartridge
Stampin Up Cardstock
Stampin Up Scallop Punch
Stampin Up Circle Punch
Black Chalk Ink
Peachy Keen Princess Faces
K & Company Stick Pin

Thank you Jennifer for playing along with me, hope to do it again soon with our Imagines!!  If anyone else would be interested in swapping scrapbook layouts don't hesitate to email me.  It was a lot of fun!!  I will post her second layout soon!


May 17, 2011

CTO Challenge #14

Welcome to challenge #14 over at  Our challenge was to create a anniversary themed project so be sure to head over to see what the rest of the design team has created and participate in the challenge to have your name entered into a monthly draw for the Spring Holidays Cards Cartridge.  How fun is that!!

As many of you know I was married in September of last year therefore I will be celebrating my 1 year anniversary in the coming months so this was the perfect opportunity to get a head start.  I used my wedding colors for the card and I absolutely love it!!

Supplies Used

Stampin Up Cardstock and Patterned Paper
Framed Tulip Embossing Folder
Creamy Brown and Dark Brown Chalk Ink
Stampin Up Scallop Border Punch
Stampin Up Scallop Oval punch
Stampin Up Oval Punch
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Recollections embellishments
Stampin Up Lace Trim
Stampin Up Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set


May 16, 2011

Blog Award

Ashley over at ever so kindly awarded me with a Cricut-Tastic Blog Award.  Thank you so much Ashley for thinking of me!  I will happily display this award, who doesn't love their cricut.

Here are the Rules:

Wear this badge proudly on your blog and share it with friends. Share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic blogs. You also have to tell 5 Cricut related things about yourself.
Things you might want to know!

1.  I just bought the E2 from
2.  I just bought the imagine from Ebay.
3.  I have started my library for my imagine cartridges and I don't even have it yet!
4.  I sold my cricut expression
5.  I am now broke!!!!

10 Fellow Cricut-tastic blogs in no specific order


Thank you again Ashley and ladies keep up the great work!


May 9, 2011

My Pink Stamper Challenge #2

Well this will be my last submission for My pink Stampers National Scrapbooking Challenges.  I had a ton of fun and can't wait to do it all over again next year.  Challenge #2 was create a project using craft cardstock.  This is a staple in my stash, kinda like peanut butter and jelly!!

Tomorrow marks my husband 30 something birthday and although we will not be celebrating it until the weekend as he is working out of town I thought I would post his birthday card that I made for him. (I am not anticipating him checking my blog). 

Supplies Used

Campin Critters Cartridge
Birthday Bash Cartridge
Stampin Up Cardstock and Patterned Paper
White gel Pen
Pink By Design Woodland Critters Stamp Set


My Pink Stamper Challenge #4

Me again, must get in as many of these challenges as I can today as they all must be submitted by tonight.  Can you tell I was busy over the weekend!  Challenge #4 was to create a project for Mother's Day.  Well with Mother's Day being yesterday of course I had to make a card for my mom.

Supplies Used

Martha Stewart Birthday Cakes Cartridge
Scrappy Moms Sweet Something Stamp
Polka Dot Embossing Folder (not sure of the correct name for it)
Stampin Up Cardstock
White gel pen
Glossy Accents
Offray Ribbon


My Pink Stamper Challenge #7

Hi everyone!!

Challenge #7 over at was to create a scrapbook layout and you certainly don't to ask me to create a layout. 

This layout was created with one of my new favorite cartridges Campin Critters!! The cuts are so easy, love it! I did ink most of the edges and used a couple of embossing folders for the clouds and the dock.  Enjoy!


May 8, 2011

My Pink Stamper Challenge #12

Hi everyone, I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! 

I first want to tell you all that I am very excited to announce that I went on a spending bender and bought the Imagine and the E2!!  I couldn't decide between both of them so I bought both!!!  I now just have to wait until they arrive.  Being Canadian I wasn't able to order the E2 through HSN but is selling the 5th Anniversary Addition so lucky for me!!

On to todays project.  Robyn, over at had all day challenges in order to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day.  Great challenges and great goodies up for grabs.  For those that didn't check it out head on over.  You have until Monday night to submit your challenges.

My first project is for her last challenge of the day #12 which was to create a kids themed project.  It turns out my nieces birthday is on Tuesday so what better time then to make a card for her.

Supplies Used

Hello Kitty Cartridge
DCWV Rockstar PP
Stampin Up Cardstock
Corner Chomper
Offray ribbon
Frost White ColorBox Ink
Stampin Up On Your Birthday Stamp

Happy Mother's Day

Just wanted take a minute to all the mother's out there a very Happy Mother's Day.  Take the time to relax and enjoy your day!!


May 6, 2011

Happy Scrapbooking Day

In honor of National Scrapbooking Day I give you a double page layout from yet another Ninabrooks designs!  I apologize as the pictures are not the best but you mmight get a better look if you click on the picture.

I hope you all enjoy your day and weekend!


May 5, 2011

Little Princess and looking for advice!

So I must apologize as I did say that I was going to post a project yesterday and time just ran away from me and I didn't get a chance. 

Before I post my project I am looking for some fellow crafters advice.  Needless to say I am a fellow Canadian who wasn't able to purchase the E2 so having said that I am wondering if I am not best just to buy the imagine? I really like the idea of printing and which imagine cartridges would you say are the all time cartridges. I am torn and looking for some advice ladies.  I value your opinions.

On to today's project which was created with one of my favorite cartridges "Sugar and Spice" and to think I don't even have any girls!!  These pictures are of one of my girlfriends daughter.

I promise I will see you all back here tomorrow and can't wait to hear what you guys suggest about the imagine.


May 3, 2011

Celebrate the Occasions Challenge #12

Welcome everyone to challenge #12 over at  Do you want the opportunity to win the Simply Sweet Cartridge?  Head over there and participate and be sure to send the rest of the designers your love!!  Luckily for me this challenge was all about graduation!  It just so happens that I have a son graduating this year so of course I used his picture and create a 12x12 layout!  I will add the journalling on my thoughts of graduation which isn't scheduled until the 22nd of June.

There are alot of layers to this layout and the first time I use an 8x10 photo but I wouldn't change a thing. Don't hesitate to ask any questions should you have any. 

Thanks for stopping by and thank you to all the ladies that left thoughts and prayers for my son who broke his collar bone a week ago.  We met with the specialist today who gave us the option of surgery but being that he is still young it should heal on it's own just incorrectly of course.  He is still in alot of pain and his restrictions are endless until July which affects his part time job and his current school apprenticeship program he is taking.  Another follow up appointment in 2 weeks and until then he continues to sleep in the lazy boy, poor kid!

Enjoy the rest of your day and be sure to stop back tomorrow as I will have another project for you all.