Sunday, August 30, 2009

August Design Team Reveal for APOS!

I was given the Orbit collection from Crate paper to play with, and was pleasantly surprised at how versatile it actually is! Not just for boy Layouts at all. I couldn't help but fall in love with the little aliens, too freakin cute!!! Here are the layouts and cards I created! To be even more inspired go check out the other design team members reveals with this Orbit line and other fab ones from Crate Paper!

Jen did amazing work over here, and Cheryl outdid us all again with her beaded, and stitching greatness, Valerie is guaranteed to inspire over here. Vicki dazzled us all again this month with her wonderful creations here, and Cori-Lyn never ceases to amaze us with her talent! Hope your day is Out of this world!!!! If the girls haven't updated there blogs with there amazing projects, go here to check out the full reveal!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Check it out!

Check this sneak peek of the wedding pics.....over at Creations Photo. WOOO hooo!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

And the winner is.....

I chose the winner by using a random number generator and the lucky winner is #3.........

Denise C. !!!! Congrats to you, send me your mailing address to and I will get your goodies off to you! Thank you to everyone for participating, Don't worry there will be plenty more giveaway's in the future!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Let's celebrate!!!!

Finally, the Canadian Scrapbooker Basics Edition 4 is in stores at least here in Edmonton. I recieved 4 free copy's in the mail yesterday because I was published 4 times!!!! One of the contributing editors told me that that was a record for them and they have never asked for that many designs by the same person. WOOT WOOT! So to celebrate being published in such a cool magazine, I am having a cool giveaway!!!

I have even put in some of the Pier one Import Pin wheels that got special mention in the magazine, not to mention Riff Raff, Jenni Bowlin Bingo Cards, felt goodies, and chipboard galore!!!! Just leave a comment and I will draw a name to win these fabulous goodies, including the magazine I am published in!!!! I am truly grateful for this amazing hobby (obsession) that has brought so many wonderful ladies into my life, and inspired my heart! Thank you to Canadian Scrapbooker as well, for bringing such an awesome publication into Canada for all of us junkies! Canadian Scrapbooker ROCKS!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Now that my friends is BLOG CANDY!

Check out this amazingly generous blogger, she has agreed to give a randomly selected winner $150.oo gift cert to the scrapbook store of there choice!!! Holy Crap, that is so fabulous!!!! I mean who couldn't use $150 scrapping shopping spree at there fave store??? So go link up, and spread the BLOG CANDY word! WOWZAS!!!!!

New Challenges up at APOS!

And here is mine, come on over and play with us! Be inspired, and make amazing new friends! You won't be disapointed! Check us out here. Also check out my fellow design team girlies challeges here, Jens Color Challenge, and Vicki's All About Me Challenge

Hello Ladies! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are ready to participate in some amazing challenges the girls and I have cooked up for you. My challenge to you this week is to create a 3 dimensional card, something out of the ordinary. Normally I come up with my own ideas for these challenges, but I came across the most amazing tutorials for some unbelievable cards that I just had to share with you, I created my own designs with them below and found them super easy to make! Can't wait to see what you ladies come up with! PLease feel free to do the same cards as I did using whatever embellies and papers your heart desires. How can you not wanna make one? really, lol? Check out the easy to follow tutorials on this super cool site I came across:

Sunday, August 16, 2009

An Amazing Opportunity

** Please note the above photo was taken with my camera not Trina's**

Well, yesterday I had the honor of being a photographer for my good friend Jamie's Sister Melissa's wedding. Melissa and her now hubby Lee didn't have alot of money to put towards a photographer for there big day and Melissa had seen some of my pics on Facebook that I had taken of my family, kids, etc.

She asked Jamie to ask me if I would be willing to shoot her wedding, I was completely honored to be asked, however I was terrified of being solely responsible for all there captured memories with just my crappy old camera!!! YIKES! But being a good friend, I said yes, I mean Some pictures are better than no pictures, right? I was straight up and said I would do my best ever, but that I couldn't promise anything as I am really NOT a photographer. They were totally fine with that and we all awaited the big day.

About 2 months or so ago I was visiting MY wedding photographers, Trina and Omari from Creations Photo dropping off a scrapbook album I was paid to do by Trina. I mentioned to them that I had actually been asked to shoot a wedding with my itty bitty camera, and that I was a tad nervous, and maybe just a bit overwhelmed.

Trina said well we are pretty much booked for the entire summer, but call me when you get home and I will see if it is one of the only days we are free this season, and that maybe she could help me for FREE. I went home, checked the calendar, called Trina, and by some crazy act of God it was the only day they had free for the summer!

So Trina agreed to do a pro-bono session for Melissa and Lee, she let me use one of there camera's which weigh a ton I might add! My hand is still cramping up. This camera was just slightly amazing and I must admit I did get a little click happy :) Trina pretended to be my "assistant" yeah ok ;) and they had no idea they were being photographed by a professional photographer, a super AMAZING, unbelievably talented photographer!

I am so thankful to Trina and Omari for turning a potential terrifying experience into a fun, and , amazing, learning opportunity for me. Trina and Omari from Creations Photo are two of the most amazing people, I was fortunate to have hired them to shoot my own wedding, and have since referred them to all my friends and family. They are not just photographers, they have become my friends, they are genuine, hard-working, and honest individuals who are dedicated to capturing lifes moments and preserving our memories.

If you are looking to get family photos done, baby photos, maternity, engagement or wedding pictures done, give them a call, I personally will guarantee you will be amazed at the quality of there work, and professionalism. Go check out there blog here for sneak peeks of the most recent weddings they have done. Or go and be amazed at their portfolio here. Grab a mop cause you may need to mop up the drool afterward!

Thank you also to Melissa and Lee for sharing your special day with me, it was so fabulous to get to see your amazing family again. You are all so fun and full of life, and I almost cried like 5 times! I still want to take your Grandpa home with me!!! Congrats to the both of you, you make a beautiful couple and I wish you a lifetime of joy and smiles together.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Dang it! So busted!

Mental note: When out collecting for advertising/selling advertising working for, and you find yourself drawn into a certain scrapbooking store that you just cannot resist even though you are crunched for time. And you think Ray will never find out about this, Don't leave the reciept on the passenger seat of the car! Dumb ass! lol.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Drumroll Please...................

And the winner of the Minds Eye Andrea Victoria Paper Kit goes to.........


Congrats Dawn! Email me to claim your fabulous prize pack!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

But seriously who could ever resist this face?

Sweet Summer Sundays

Nothing is better than a lazy Sunday at home on a beautiful summer day. I also love the fact that we skipped lunch because we were too full from all the fresh garden picked goodies we filled up on. Saskatoon berries, rasperries, and carrots mmmmmmm. I love gardens. I mowed the lawn, weeded a little and enjoyed the sunshine!
Here are some pics from today and a few Layouts to share. Have a beautiful sunny day :)
A LO with my cousins puppies:) they are so sweet~ The kids adored them!
Mr. Cool
Rivers Top 10 @ 3

An Altered Clock I did to add some love to my scrap room featuring American Crafts :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Who's got a craving for some Blog Candy?

I do.. I do! I recieved my prize package in the mail from My Minds Eye and they were super generous enough to send me 2 of the gorgeous Andrea Victoria Paper Kits!! So I have decided to not be greedy and give one away! Leave a comment with a link to something inspiring whether it is another blog, a store, manufacturer, whatever. I will do a random draw on Monday August 10th for the Winner! Included in the kit is 9 sheets of double sided cardstock paper, and a
coordinating Die Cut accessory sheet. This line is so beautiful, modern, and classy, I am sure you will all love it to pieces!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Challenges up at APOS!

Ok first I would like to admit that I am not a big card maker, not that I don’t make them, it’s just not my strong point in this crafty world we live in. But I mean come on, as if I would pay Hallmark 5.00 when I can create something made with love for a lot less. Now that I got that off my chest I can admit I was a tad nervous about this challenge, I mean what can you really do different to a card that hasn’t already been done?

Hmmmm. My Imagination started going crazy, and lo and behold I came up with some very ORIGINAL, one of a kind, hey those are pretty cool kinda cards!So my challenge to you all is to create a card that isn’t square, or rectangle. Think outside the box, and let your imagination run wild. There is inspiration everywhere, my “U” card can also become an “I love U” Card, or a “U” rock card. I am so looking forward to seeing your creations, have fun, and enjoy! The second part of this challenge is to almost immediately give your card to someone you love, because after all that is what this is all about, so go ahead make someone specials day!

Hope you can come on over and play along with us! Check out the forum here.