Friday, March 19, 2010


This is your next stop in the blog hop.

Make sure to visit each and every blog on the hop.

Leave a comment!

Your secret word is: GET SKETCHY

Make sure you right them down in order,

to make a sentence.

Your second last stop is SRM STICKERS!

Make sure you leave a comment

for your chance to win a SRM Sticker Prize Package.

Your last stop is SCRAPN'ART

There will be a link to email them.

Email them the SECRET SENTENCE,

for your chance to win 1 of 2 One Year Subscriptions to their Magazine.

Here's The Blog List,

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and pick up that SECRET WORD!

Your next stop is the next name on the list:

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And Don't forget to make your card this week with this sketch

for another chance at a GETSKETCHY Prize Pack!

Here's my card for this week, made with fabulous SRM stickers!

Have a great week and hope you are the one to win the fabulous prizes from this Blog Hop.



Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Some projects

We spent the weekend at a charming The Ferintosh Manor Bed and Breakfast. It was so cozy and welcoming. There were a few of us who managed the escape and it was a perfect weekend.

Here are a couple of projects that I made.
I liked this LO, I scraplifted it from a magazine. My friend Nicki used this LO for a pic of her daughter and dared me to use it too. I usually have a hard time to go "simple" but I really like the outcome.

I spent so much time staring at the pic, wondering what I was going to do with it. Then I thought I would stamp a few flowers to make a frame around my daughter's pic; it snowballed from there. I spent the next 90 minutes or so stamping flowers, then hand cutting them out. Then I wanted to add a watermark background to my paper; I typed a paragraph of inspirational girl quotes, then copied it a few times and put my 12x12 paper through my printer. I'm thinking I was a little crazy...
It was fun...but so much more work than I planned! But then, aren't all LOs way more work than we think?


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Get Sketchy #29

Hey all,

This week the sketch over at Get Sketchy was so much fun.

We were to used some digi stamps from The Stamping Boutique; I used them and paper pieced the boy's clothes. I made the card during a weekend retreat and it all came together WAAAAYYYY too late (during one of those creative streaks we get when it's already too late)

So, here's the sketch:And here's the card that began at 3:30 am and was completed at 4:30 am. It was VERY hard to get up the next morning!!
Stay tuned for a blog hop this week and some of the LOs I made over my weekend away.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Crop Suey Challenge #4

The next challenge is up at Crop Suey.

The design team has made some fabulous creations.

This challenge was:
"Use Your Scraps. Rules.. No paper larger than 4" squared..."

That was a stretch for me, I love strips. So, unable to avoid strips, I kept them to under 4''.

Here's what I came up with:
Go check out the challenge and give it a shot, you never may like it!!


Friday, March 5, 2010

Get Sketchy #28

Another week is up at Get Sketchy and it's been fun again!

This week's sponsor, Daisy Bucket, sent each design team member some blank cards to create with and it was so much fun.

We didn't put a sketch out there for everyone to follow, but challenged them to make a SPRING card and I am excited to see what everyone is going to create.

The challenge: SPRING

My card:Also, come have a look at our new design team. We are so happy to welcome the new fabulous women who will be with us over the next 6 months.

Go, check it out: GET SKETCHY


Monday, March 1, 2010

One crop, three meals and 30 happy ladies!

Last weekend, our church hosted one of it's 3 yearly crops. It's always a huge hit and brings out so many ladies who want to catch up on their creating. I am one of two people who organize the weekend and it was a busy one for me.

I do all the cooking for around 30 people, set up and tear down and, in a brief moment of fun, teach a mixed media project of some kind.

This year, I decided to create a project that does not have any pictures on it. It was a stretch for some of the ladies to imagine spending the time and not being able to glue down any of the million pictures they still had to scrap. But, once they started creating, they had so much fun. I tried to incorporate a little something that most people who attend these crops do not normally do.

Here's the project:I used the fabulous templates from Hot Off the Press. I used "Little Birdies" and their "Fold & Stack Flowers" templates. It was fun to see the look on the ladies faces when I said they were going to make the flower and bird and it wasn't pre-made for them...priceless.

They got creating and had so much fun making their canvas.
A fun little project to change up things for some ladies!!


Friday, February 26, 2010

Get Sketchy #27

I've been quite busy. Bree and I have been busy trying to make sure we have all the bases covered for the many things we have going on.

I've been maintaining to other blogs and (unfortunately) have had to let my own blog take a back-burner to ensure the success of the other ones. But, like every mom, wife, crafter and creater out there, I am going to attempt to balance it all and keep my own blog up to date (we'll see if I can keep all these plates spinning without breaking!!)

Here's the latest Get Sketchy (#27):Here's my card:I have to admit this is one of my faves. It's been awhile since I've said that! I really like this card and only wish that they would all turn out this fabulous looking. I used Basic Grey...maybe that's why it's good; really? can anyone go wrong with Basic Grey (I love their paper!!!)


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Get Sketchy #24

Another week, and I'm a little late showing you this one....

Here's the sketch:
Here's the card:I'm in Banff, Alberta right now, in the center of the Rocky Mountains; I'm enjoying a few days away from the hustle and bustle of things. We are home tomorrow night and I'll post some pics once all is unpacked and put away.

It's been great family time, so I won't tell stories now. Until Friday,


Friday, January 29, 2010

Get Sketchy #23

Another week is up at Get Sketchy and it's been fun creating...

Here's the sketch:
Here my card:
It's not complicated, it's one of the simpler ones I have done!

Oh, on the upside...
...I've finally got a new camera. I have been talking about getting a new camera for almost a year, and looking for one has been a real struggle. Now, I did not get THE camera that I truly wanted, but I got a really good one.

I went from a 5.1 MP Hewlett Packard (almost 6 yr old) camera to...drum roll please!
...a 12.1 MP, 4X optical zoom Sony CyberShot and I am very happy!!!

The pics are so much clearer and sharper. The camera even has a smile detector (the old HP does NOT have that!!)

Now, I'm excited about the pics I take of my work!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I've had some pics sitting on my crafting table for quite some time and I've been really good at setting them aside day after day.

So, I decided to clean and re-organize (because that's what all good procrastinators do) and knew I had to tackle the pics that were starting to collect dust.

Here is a LO I made of Robert's first baseball season (May-June 2009). I used the most "boy" paper I could find, but managed to add some ribbon and have it not look too cutsie!!

I was happy with the outcome!
The next LO was inspired by my sister, well indirectly. She went on a retreat last weekend (the lucky bum!!) and was looking for some paper. I went to Winners looking for some fun paper stacks and bought the Spring Stack.

I love bright colors and here's what I came up with.
The title reads: 1 Mother + 1 Daughter = 2 best friends

These LOs kinda got me in the mood to do more! So, after re-organizing I actually got stuff out for another LO (that has not been the case for me lately)

Anyhow, I'm praying for more inspiration!! I think that with the many crops coming up in the next couple of months I am starting to get excited again.

It's hard to set aside life, but I think I can manage to squeeze in a night or two of creativity per week.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

GS #22

Once again, here's the latest from GET SKETCHY.

Here's the sketch:

Here's the card:(please don't tell Rob about this card because it's his Valentine's card this year!!)

And, go check out CROP SUEY's blog. The new design team just posted their first challenge and they have made some fabulous creations!

If this is any indication of the creative talent we have in our new team, then we are going to have an AMAZING next few months!! I am really looking forward to seeing what the other half of the team comes up with for the next challenge.

Go check it out, play along and YOU could win this week's UBER fabulous prize from Bo Bunny!!


Friday, January 8, 2010

A new year, some new endeavours!

I realize it's been awhile. Our family has been busy (like everyone else out there) and it's taken precedence!

I have not been to my scrap table in quite some time and I'm sad about that. It sits lonely, just waiting for me to come and spend some time with it.

Crop Suey has also been gearing up to launch our re-vamped blog. We have an amazing new team of designers...Crop Chicks are what we call them!!

Check out our's going to be a fun new place to hang your hat!!

There is still so much fun going on at GET SKETCHY and here's the latest sketch.

Here's the sketch:
Here's my card:
Ok, so I realize it's the beginning of a new year and I should have resolutions all ready to go...but I don't.
We've been trying to eat healthier...aren't we all? But it's really weighed on my heart to eat "unprocessed and unpreserved" food, making it healthier. So, I need to figure out what to do with that. I will come up with resolutions...probably by the end of January.

For now, I'm trying to get back into the swing of things; like getting my son to school on time and my daughter to preschool on time! Once I get that routine back, I'll start working on those resolutions.