Monday, July 27, 2009

These two boys...

These two boys...

~sometimes drive me crazy

~have the same eyebrows

~are deep thinkers

~eat their popsicles really fast

~have stubby toes


~have fabulous sense of humors

~are super sweet

~I could not live without

~steal my heart everyday

Sunday, July 26, 2009

APOS! Design Team Reveal!

Wooo HOOO! I must say I am just a tad excited to be doing my first ever reveal for APOS! I was given papers I wouldn't have normally purchased for myself but quickly found myself falling in love with the soft, whimsical feel of them. I was given the Wisteria line by Basic Grey, it is super versatile and can definitley go a long way! Please check out the other Design team girls to see what they created with these fabulous papers, like Cheryl, Jen & Valerie , ! Cori-Lyn, Vicki, and Jerusha created some amazing works of art with the Early Bird Line from Cosmo Cricket so be sure to go check there blogs out as well.

I was going to throw this box out and then had second thoughts as my mind quickly realized how pretty it could be with some beautiful papers and shazamm on it! I plan on making homeade cupcakes or muffins and giving it to someone special as a little gift of love. And you ladies (you know who you are, laughed when I said "am I the only one who wants to scrapbook this box")pssssha! lol.

I still have tons of paper left to play with! I would like to take this moment to give credit to my HUBBY for helping me with the LO of Tayla and I and the butterfly's. He measured all those little butterfly's for me to complete the image I had created in my mind! Thanks Ray, you rock~! Here are some sneak peeks of what I created using these gorgeous papers. I want to also add that I used stickles for my first time ever (thanks Alissa)!!!! And yes I see how they could be slightly addicting as I used them on 3 of my projects, lol. Have a super inspirational day ladies!
P.S. Please forgive me of the shadows, the sun was going down quicker than I could take the pictures

Friday, July 24, 2009

FuNkY FrIDay!!!

Well I decided I am going to start my own FuNKy FrIDaYs with all of you! So I will share
something funky and inspirational with you, and hopefully get your creative juices flowing!

Todays FUnKy FrIdAy I am going to share this.....This is some seriously fUnKy furniture!

And this talented company offers oodles of FuNKy inspiration check out hijkids for more fUnKinEss

Or these adorably FuNKy Hanmade stickers on Etsy

Hope this post FuNKdiFiEd you Friday! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More things I am lovin right now!

Timmy's Ice Capp's

Wall Art

Oriental Rice Crackers aka. burnt hair crackers
Paul Walker ;)

Looking forward to the crop I am hosting tomorrow, and seeing all my girls!

Friday, July 17, 2009

OMG! I can't believe I won!

So Green Tangerine Kit Club has been hosting a blog party, and has had super awesome Guest designers and scrappin celebs like Vicki Boutin, and Ali Edwards!!! giving away free amazing kits to random people who left comments. I was chosen to get a FREE kit this time around out of 78 people who left comments! Talk about a horseshoe up the ying yang! Check out there yummy kits here but please try not to drool all over your computer screen.
And to see my name announced as winner and also have a chance to win one jam packed yummy kit yourself check here!!!!
Now if you will excuse me I have a happy dance to do :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

3 New Challenges at A Pile Of Scrap!

There are 3 new great challenges up at APOS! Come check it out! There are lots of prizes to be had, and a fabulous group of ladies to chat with!
Vicki Has a Cool Color Challenge. and Jen has an inspiring Inspiration Challenge!
I did a product challenge, it sure is tough trying to choose one product to feature! So I will give you 2 clues...

2 words
sounds like miff bath

WHAT you still don't know? OK, ok I can't take the suspense any longer. This is a fairly new (and amazingly FUN) product out and about and is making waves all over the pages of our fellow scrappers is none other than....RIFF RAFF! I would love for you ladies to try out this amazing product and show me what you got! It is extremely versatile laser cut chipboard with attitude!

It comes in so many cool, classy, and funky designs there is no limit as to what you can create with it! I have to admit I haven't used it much before so it was also a challenge to myself, and I fell in love with it almost instantly check out the 5 fun ways I used it on my layout! It really added so much detail and gave it major OOMPH! So lets see what you can do with this amazing product? Paint it, sand it, crackle it, sew it, it is really neverending! Hope you ladies can play along and show me your cool creative ways to use Riff Raff!

Monday, July 13, 2009

5 things I love today....

My Birthday Boy! 3 today!


A Pile Of Scrap! and the goodies from them I am getting today!!!
Nachos (its what we are having for supper tonight)
Jack Johnson

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My {Art}icle

What Art means to me....

To me Art is about letting go, expressing myself in a creative, productive way. It is about telling my story through paper, paint, and magic. It is about learning new things, and experimenting with different mediums. It about finding beauty in everyday life and capturing it to best of my capabilities. It is fulfilling, soul food, that keeps me thriving, loving, and living my life to the fullest, every moment, every page, every canvas, just let go and create something beautiful today, tomorrow, and everyday.

Art seems to me to be a state of soul more than anything else. ~Marc Chagall

Organized Time

Well Ray and I picked up one of those handy dandy Expedit shelves from IKEA for our home office. AS Carsgone grows so does the mount of paper lying on my desk and it was starting to get a tad outta control. According to IKEA's instructions you are supposed to put the shelve together with 2 PEOPLE. But my superwoman powers kicked into high gear and I tackled it myself. I was so please with the final result! Ah organized again, saves me so much time when looking for something. Sweet salvation. Now If I could only convince Ray to let buy 2 of the big ones for my Scrapbook room!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Spiderman, Spiderman....

Well the Macgyver's car show was awesome, lots of really sweet rides rollin that day! My favorite of all them was this crazy rare 1971 Buick Riviera...What a crazy lookin car.

There was face painting (I still have a ring around my tub)and River got his chance at becoming spiderman....

We finally got the carsgone graphics put on our car as well. So now I drive a billboard, lol. But really I am so proud of Ray and I. We have brought Carsgone to a whole new level. We now print 30,000 copies of our publication and have them readily available at over 1650 high traffic locations.

We are an affordable solution for both dealers and private sellers across Canada! Our publication has grown to 40 pages!! and we are on the road to success at quite an amazing speed I might ad. So if you are buying or selling a car check out It's FREE for private sellers!

Friday, July 3, 2009

A Pile Of Scrap! Product Challenge!

Well I am super pumped to be one of the first DT members to challenge you talented ladies, and try and get your creative juices flowing. So here it goes.... for the product challenge I chose one product to focus on. We all have oodles of them, break out all that rubber and acrylic goodness and utilize those stamps in an out of the ordinary kinda way.

Whether you are stamping on burlap, cork, creating a stamp collage, or maybe designing a super cool title. (these are just a few of the gazillions of different things you can try, please feel free to use them). Just play, have fun, do something different, and enjoy the process! I Can't wait to see all your creations! Let your imaginations run wild!

Here is the Layout I have done for you....

I created a cool grunge type frame with assorted stamps I had kickin around. It turns around an otherwise super simple layout and gives it a funky look. And the best part? I didn't spend a fortune on making it! Cool and Cheap are two of my favorite "C" words!

Here is another example of fun techniques with stamps.....Stamping with glue.... this is a super simple layout that was made extra special using stamps and glitter!

So come on over and play along, there are lots of other awesome challenges going on over here as well.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Canada Day! Eh!

So a big Happy Canada day to all my fellow toque wearing, maple syrup drizzling, hockey lovin, awesome, Canadian friends out there! We had an eventful day, starting with our business partners coming over for a breakfast meeting at 9:00am. Rob brought his 6 year old Charlie over complete with his pet worm that was really slimy and muddy that I prompty kicked out of my house.

Bill our other business partner completely took over my kitchen and made the most delicious Breakfast sandwiches complete with hollandaise sauce! That man can cook, and he is single if any ladies are interested ;) After our meeting we headed out to my Aunt & Uncles lake lot at Mameo beach and enjoyed a fun filled, relaxing day together.

Rob and Charlie spent the whole day with us as well, and we got some fabulous pictures! My cousins Erin and Cody both have pit bull puppies that the kids absolutely loved! And I must admit I am a bonifide pitbull hater, but these little furballs stole my heart, not that I want one. I mean really how can you resist these faces???

Here is Rob's environment I secretly am a tad jealous.

Here is River enjoying a popsicle in his cool Aviators, eat your heart out Tom Cruise!

and what Canada Day celebration can be complete without totally cheesy hats? Ray and I in all our glory, lol.

And my sweet sunshine girl Tayla, I love this pic...

A sure Sign of summer:

And I will leave you with a few more melt your heart pics:

Hope your day was as happy as ours!