Monday, August 31, 2009


What a crazy month this has been! This month, we were all given various Crate Papers from A PILE OF SCRAP! - some cute lines with really great rub-ons and die cuts that really add to your creations. I was in a bit of a time crunch and only got started 2 days before the deadline but did manage to complete 4 projects (with one more almost done!).
Some of the goodies given to me included:

We had a little staff meeting/going away party/staff crop at work on Friday night so I quickly printed off some Canada Day pictures to work with. The only problem was that as I was holding this beautiful little 7 month old, he managed to grab a hold of my wine glass and spill it....getting a little bit on each picture....but it worked out okay as I managed to create some embellishment clusters to cover it up!
The first layout I did is my new fave....can you tell where the wine got on the picture?!
The squirrel is part of the glitter die cuts, how cute is he?!
And the next layout also had some wine spillage...any guesses where?
The owl, the journaling tag, and the "hoo's the little cutie" are also from the die cuts....I don't think I have ever bought die cuts before but they sure can add to a page! The chipboard heart was coloured with my new obsession (Smooch ink) and then stamped, and the Prima flower was inked and glimmer misted....after I took out the middle of it because I wasn't crazy about it.

Next up were two birthday cards for a little birthday party (for my dayhome kiddies) we went to yesterday. The kids had a great time and it was actually quite a relaxing birthday party! The cards were made from the rubons and snippets of paper and even a bit of the packaging from the rubons - can you tell where I used that?!

And that is my reveal - hope you enjoyed it! Make sure you check out Candace's unique "Beach Days" layout, Cheryl's super-cute "Monsters Under the Bed" layout, Vicki's adorable "1 Cute Shirt" layout, Valerie's beautiful flower box, and Jen's "Just Ducky" layout!!

Can't wait to see what this month brings us.... will be back later tonight with the Sketch of the Week!

Friday, August 21, 2009


No seriously...what day is it? Who am I again?

Me...chicken with my head cut off....

Whoever said summer was calmer? Because lately it definitely has not been for me.

I wanted to let you know why I have been MIA lately........because it's for a reallllly good reason....

I have been super busy making felt pieces that 2 stores will soon be carrying...and also..... all you shopaholics out there - get ready!


A PILE OF SCRAP! has decided to bite the bullet and open up an online site! I have to admit that this is all new to me and I am learning a lot (and ripping my hair out a lot too!). I have been up most nights (mornings) till 1 am trying to get it all done and it is looking great!

It has some super cute stuff at some even cuter prices!! And shipping won't cost you an arm and a leg either!

So my apologies if you haven't seen much of me lately...but now you know it is for a great reason! I have 3 deadlines quickly approaching so look for me here and there until I can get caught up. And don't panic that I haven't shared the store link with you - it's coming soon!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Why is it that I seem to forget to post this darn thing on Monday? I seriously need to do that thing where you set it up to post on the right day.... Anyhow, how is your week going? We are finally in for a touch of nice weather so we are hoping to take advantage of it in the next couple of days.
I find that I have been doing a lot of layouts lately with one or two photos so thought I would change it up this week and see if I could fit 4 on there! The paper this week is courtesy of Bo Bunny's new Delilah line - great pinks and browns....can't wait to get my hands on it!!!
Have a fabulous week (or what is left of it!!)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Thanks everyone for the congrats! I have been a busy beaver lately.....trying to get everything caught up before the kids go back to school and I feel like I am nowhere near there yet!

This week's sketch features the beautiful new Cosmo Cricket line called "Earth Love" - my friend Alissa is completely addicted to this line so I made this one just for her! I would link you to her blog but she hasn't ventured there yet! I signed up for a Jessica Sprague free online course about editing pictures but haven't had time to go through them yet, but did find time to download the free goodies that came with it, including a beautiful brush set from Heidi Swapp's House of that is where the "Celebrate" came from on the photo. If you aren't a picture editor, a rub-on right over your photo would work great! I did that on one of my last layouts so I will have to take a pic :)
Hope you are all having a great week!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

A Little Yippee!!!

I had to go change this post - and just wanted to share!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

SOTW Aug 3 -9

Sorry it is a day late, it was a holiday here yesterday and that always throws me off! We had a fairly uneventful weekend - spent some time at the big mall yesterday and decided to buy our first pet! Thought the kids could use it as a test pet in preparation for the big pet that will one day come (I promised my son we could get a dog when he turns 9!!).... While standing in line to pay for said fish, my 4 year old announces that he would like to name it Kitty - while everyone else laughed, my mind immediately flashed to a super-cute layout called "Hello Kitty!" but by the time we got home, he had changed it to Kit it is.....until in the tub he tells me that really it is Kitten or Kitty but everyone I am now convincing him that Kitty is a fabulous name!
Tonight I am being a real grown up and going to a real grown up movie at the theatre with 2 dear friends - one of which I haven't seen in a VERY long time! I honestly cannot remember the last time I went to the theatre and didn't see a kids movie! Very exciting life I lead huh?! The other friend (Karina) that I am going with is heading to Salt Lake City tomorrow for a Stampin Up convention and has generously offered to lend me her Big Shot dies while she is gone - Karina is the one that first got me into stamping and I just love seeing her creations! If you ever have the chance to take one of her classes, JUMP ON IT!!!
And without further adieu....the SOTW featuring Belle Blvd. paper!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Scrapping with the SOTW

I finally got the chance to play last night...although it really was a toss up between crawling into bed or scrapping but I am glad the scrapping won out!
Busy day yesterday as my ds had his birthday party - to the movies to watch Up (who knew it would be so sad/scary?) which I really enjoyed, then supper at Denny's (oooh...aaaahhhh..) and home for some cake and Wii.....ahhh the life of a 6 year old!
It was super hot yesterday and when we came out of the theatre, the skies were so dark and you could just tell something was in the air. We had to drive about half an hour to get to Denny's and you could feel the wind picking up and then the torrential rainstorms got a bit scary but when we got home and turned on the news, it was much worse than I was expecting - the local country festival in Camrose was hit hard by the storm, causing a death and a lot of hurt and scared people - thoughts and prayers to all of those affected. Summer storms always seem so cool to me...until such things like this and tornadoes hit :(
So after getting all the munchkins wound down and into bed, I turned on all the fans and scrapped.......quite muggy but I did manage to get one layout done using the Sketch of the Week:
All this done using only scraps from my scrap box......I am working hard on not being so matchy-matchy and like how it came out! And did you notice more of my new felties? More on that to come soon.........
Oh and I wanted to thank Sarah for playing along - go check out her blog and see what she did with the sketch!