Friday, March 20, 2015

Julies Blogoversary Blog Hop

Welcome welcome!!!

How exciting! So happy to be a part of ....

I can't believe it's been a year already!

Well first things first...

here is the list of bloggers joining us,
just in case you get lost or just happen to stumble across my 
(very unused and sadly neglected ) blog.
Julie -

Amy Hurley-Purdie -

Brenda -

Paula -

Kary -

Ruth -

Miwa -

Karen -



Kathy -

Donna K 

Gwen -

Ema -

Polly -

Lucy -

Beth -

Corrie -

Maria -

Karen -

That's a lot of ladies! I can't wait to hop!

I know that some of the ladies are offering prizes so be sure to read through their whole post and do what needs to be done...
I'll admit..sometimes,i just look at the pretty things,so without further ado....

This is a small canvas that I sprayed with Delusions inks,covered in toilet paper and white paint. 
I made the branch with rolled up TP and the leaves are UmWoW Chipboard covered in paper.

The little owl stamps,I received from a friend(wish I could remember who)
 and then I scattered beads here and there.

Now...I make these things as we all do and 
I have no idea what to do with them after so..
here is an idea for you.

Art Abandonment.
Here is the link to the FB page,

I plan to abandon this little fella sometime soon.

Off you go now,see what other beautiful creations await you...

Friday, September 26, 2014

352 ways to say..I love you..

Welcome to the blog hop...
If you just stumbled onto it head back here and check out my friend Corries blog.

I started a project back in January ..
I think..
Everyday write down a little message to my husband.

Why I love you,what I appreciate about you..etc etc..

Well it was going well until one thing led to another and..
I couldn't finish my June book.
My FIL passed and life went downhill around

My husband left in June and my scrapbooking things..
they started collecting dust.

July was a dreary month but 
the sun came out to play again.

I decided that no matter what..I was going to finish my project.

It wasn't going to be 352 days but I think I can let that one slide.

I picked up my pen and began again.
 I started a few times in July,
have three little books that I started and couldn't finish..
simply depending on the day...
But I did it.
I finished July and I did August too.
I am currently working on September

You see,I didn't stop loving him. 
I needed to finish this for him,
for me.
And I feel good about it. 

I can't say what the future holds but I know at the end of this year he will have 10 little books that he can look through and remember,
I love him.
I was supposed to save them up and give them as a Christmas present but if you know me.
.I'm impatient.
 I finished them each month and left them for him to find.

Here are just a few of them for you...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Julies Blogoversary Blog Hop

If you just stopped by for a visit head on over to  
 Blog and join us on our blog hop of friendship.
If you came for the hop then keep on reading....

Well my friends this has been an exceptionally hard year for me. 
So many things have happened and it has rocked my world. 
Not in  a good way either.

So when my internet friend and fellow CCer Julie Odil posted about doing her blogoversary hop again I knew it was time to get out of my funk and get back to crafting.

What a better way to do so than to celebrate friendship.

If it wasn't for the support of my BFF and my four legged furry friends that just seem to know when I needed a cuddle...
I think I would have wandered out into the forest and joined a merry band of gypsies....

but alas since we don't have any of those..I stayed put and took a big breath..and carried on with life.

So today we celebrate our friends. 
The ones that we have had our whole lives,just parts of our lives...the ones we have never met but reach out to us through emails and facebook forums and chat groups to the four legged ones that can be so moody yet seem to know exactly when we need some love.

We all need friends to lift us up,to laugh with,cry with,get crazy with or to just be there when we need them.
Thank you to all my friends far and wide. 
I hope this year is the best year of your lives and I  love each and every one of you.

 I received a smash book from an online friend a while back and I never really understood what to do with it since I am a more organized scrapper and messy stuff can drive me nuts but I decided to pull it out along with my markers and play while watching The Walking Dead.

(oh ya baby!)

So this is what I came up with while playing..I love this quote because I am lucky enough to have a friend like this.

It's ok..just having fun colouring really so I thought I would TRY to do an actual page...

This is the baby of our cat family.
We were told a few years ago that he had feline leukemia and were advised to have him put down.

Well after crying for a week I chose to treat his fever and let him live as long as possible.

I think it's been 4 years now and he hasn't been sick since.
 I am so glad I listened to my inner voice.
 He really is the best cuddler and knows just when I need him.

 And of course like a good friend..he was helping me take my pictures..making sure I got his good side...

Another online friend encouraged me this year to get crafting again. She told me I needed to join the next ATC group so I took a deep breath and said..ok.

Here is a sneak peek of my ATC's I sent out this week ..
I really had fun with these.

 Be sure to keep hopping,there are prizes along the way and many great friendship stories and projects to share! 

Your next stop is

Monday, May 27, 2013

Cocoa Creators Challenge #2

This week is DeeDee's week.
She has provided us with an amazing sketch for this weeks challenege.
She is also hosting a challenge on UmWow Studios blog.
Check out the details here UmWow Studios

Now for Cocoa Creations's challenge.
Here is the sketch provided by UmWow Studios

I did a layout and a card.

 I took this sketch quite literally.I tried using some Dylusions inks but that failed.
Here I used white paint
( still haven't figured out how DeeDee dribbles her paint)
UmWow studios layered clouds,take note arrow,misc arrows and a little hexagon.
I used Everyday Eclectic paper and some new washi I bought.

It was my DD's first day of school and last first day of school at ZPS...sniff.

Here I used some more arrows from UmWow Studios
(I'm all out now..time to reorder..)
A couple VLVS stamps.
Liveloud stamp from CC
more Washi from...umm..Peachy cheap I think.
The card base is from Stella and Rose card set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

They're Back Baby!!

So with the retail side of CC closing we were all wondering what was goingto happen to the rest of the site.
Well the current design Team got together and decided to restart the weekly challenges.
Thanks to Jon and Amber we are currently running on the same site the same way we all love!!

So each of us have signed up for a week to offer the challenge and the winnings!
This is my week to offer up a little goody package.

This past week my husband celebrated his birthday and I thought it would be a great challenge to make a birthday related project.
There are already some great projects!
Here is my birthday card.

I used Well Travelled 6x6 pad
Christmas Day CS 
UmWow Studios Hexagons

I love this paper and hexagons seem to be my new favourite shape!

Be sure to head over to CropChocolate and join in the fun!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Farewell my Friend

Well today is the last day that Cropchocolate will be selling product.
Very sad day indeed.
We all love this family and will continue to support Jon and McCall anyway we can!

That also means my time on the design team has come to an end.I was really looking forward to seeing what the next team could cookup for us.
Our last theme was Family.
How appropriate.
All the ladies I have shared this great adventure with have truly become extended family for me.
I wanted to show a project that would help to remind me of these great ladies everyday.
I came up with a canvas that I think you might like.

 I covered my canvas with wrinkly paper and used ink to highlight the wrinkles.

 I printed out maps of the US and Canada and the cut pieces for each state and province.America,you have a lot of tiny states.

I next made flags with everyone on the DT's names and hometowns. 

 The heart is for CC and Amber.I used some of UmWow Studios arrows to point the way.

I used up a bunch of my 6x6 paper pads for this project.I tried to make sure that every single state and province was  a different paper.
I have this hanging on my wall as a reminder of a wonderful group of ladies I will likely never get to meet but I can call them


Monday, May 6, 2013

National Scrapbook Day!!!

So as you all know..or should know..Saturday was NSD
Over on Cropchocolate it is a bittersweet week for us.

We are celebrating NSD all week long !!Yay!!

Yet we are losing the retail portion of

What does that mean?Well Jon will be letting us know exactly whats going to happen but basically,they just won't be selling product anymore.
The rest of the site and the blog will continue.
It is a great big family over there and as sad as we are for losing the best deals in the world!!
At least we still have the site to chitchat and share.
All week long the Design Team has offered up some challenges for us.

There are prizes along the way and lots of great projects to see.
           I have most of the challenges complete,check back to see if I get them all done!

NSD 2013 Challenge #8: The Scrap & New Sketch Challenge


I used fine and dandy paper
UmWow Studios chipboard frame
some glossy accents
The rubber cafe butterfly stamp

NSD 2013 Challenge #7: This is the card that never ends...

                                                                Paradise Beach CS
                                                                  Beach Babe CS
                                                                  VLVS stamps
                                                             Magnetic stamp kit
                                                                    TH Inks  


NSD 2013 Challenge #6: Crafting is the window to our souls.


 Christmas time CS 
Tim Holtz distress Inks 
VLVS stamps 
Random stamps 

NSD 2013 Challenge #5: Bling, Bling, Bling!


 Fine and Dandy CS
 Believe and arrow stamps 
watercolour pencils 
MM butterfly 
 Rhinestones and Perfect Pearls mist 
Tim Holtz Distress ink

NSD 2013 Challenge #4: Bugs


card and envelope springtime paper 

bug stamps and flower stamps

Tim Holtz distress stain


NSD 2013 Challenge #3: Buttons & Bows


                                                          Mini Album for Fathers Day
                                                                  It's Your Day CS
                                                WAshi tape,buttons,twine,ribbon.
                                                             TH distress ink
                                                              Father and Son CS



NSD 2013 Challenge #2: Tic Tac Toe

I used ribbon heart and punch

Dylusions Inks
Magnetic stamps
Happy Go Lucky Rubons
SU heart punch


NSD 2013 Challenge #1: Homage to Summer


 Christmas Time CS
 Lime Twist balloon frames 
UmWow Studios cloud w/zing embossing powder
 Jillibean Twine 
Remarks phrases 
Pink is coloured with my Spectrum markers 

Stay tuned to see the rest and the winners from a 
few weeks back...