Sunday, 31 March 2013

Hoppy Easter

Happy Easter Sunday!!

I hope you get to spend the day with friends, family and loved ones on this day. And take the time to reflect on the good in this fab world.

It's been hectic these past couple of weeks for me---especially this week coming. This is it. We're moving . Everything has to be packed. And let me just say this---One doesn't realize how much stuff, meaning crafty stuff, until one has to pack it up!!! Seriously!! My craft room is the one room that is taking the longest! yeesh! But I am NOT complaining---definitely not. I am just saying. ;)

I did get to do a layout---one layout. And I got inky---really inky. My fingers are still inky, and this is from 2 nights ago. lol

I think once we move, I seriously think my craft corner will be one of the first areas to be 'fixed'.

Anyways, that's all I have for today. Might be awhile before I am able to come back on, so be safe. Get crafty. have a Hoppy Easter---and don't overload on chocolates! :)


Friday, 15 March 2013

Exciting week for moi!

Happy Friday!!

WOW! It's Friday---the week has zoomed past! Of course, it could be because I've been extremely busy! Much has happened this past week. Busy, busy, busy!

With what, you may ask? Well, my friends, we are in the final stage of purchasing our own home. So, with that, it includes meeting the house inspector, which was all good! :)

Which means we're moving soon! <<Fingers crossed!>>

Which means cleaning out stuff, purging things, and packing. Ugh! lol

So, there's that.

Then, there's also my other exciting news!

As many of you know, I love to play along in challenges. My favorite, or rather one of my favorite, is My other favorite is an online Canadian scrapbook store, with great prices, good shipping prices, and a great group of gals, I've played with them a few times now, and won a couple of times. Well, Pam contacted me this past week, and asked me to be a guest designer!!!! WHAT??!! ME??!!

What do you think I did??! Yep! I said yes! (Then I hopped up and down like a rabbit in front of my family, who laughed---they probably think the momma has gone off the ledge!lol)

My first time as Guest Designer! Woohoo!!

So, Pam sent me my prompt--and I must admit, I was stumped! I had to choose my favorite tool, style, technique, etc. ACK!! lol

But I pulled it off, I think. I did a tribute to my dear companion whom we had to put down this past summer.

I used Jillibean sop papers, Simple Stories papers, letters from Echo Park, chipboard letters from Basic Grey, and a brad heart.

Then, because with all this cleaning I'm doing, I found a pack of papers that I had not used---*Gasp!*
And I then found a picture of my little girl from last summer, which I thought would be fitting for a certain paper from one of my favorite designers, Amy Tangerine. How could have I NOT used any of her papers?? Could it be because I have too much?? NAH! lol

I colored the flowers with my new watercolor pencils I bought myself last week. Those are fun!
I used Amy Tan's Sketchbook paper,camera die and brad,  Carta Bella True friends papers, October Afternoon 'Happy" card, and journal tags, Sunshine tag is from Echo Park. I pulled out my MM Slice machine to cut out the word 'beauty'.

I am pretty happy with my layouts--what an exiting week for me. I hope it only gets better!

So, that's it in a nutshell! Thanks you Pam, and Scrapbooker's Paradise for giving me a chance! I love playing along with your challenges!

Have a great week. Be safe. Get crafty!


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Spring's here??

Happy Wednesday to you all!!

How's the weather?? Here, it's melting. The meltdown is ON!! So, do you know what that means for me?? SPRING CLEANING!!

So, guess where I started?? C'mon! Guess!

My scrapbook room, of course!! :)

I cleaned out my scraps. Didn't throw them out (heaven forbid!!), just put them aside for my DD....she's getting crafty!

I was looking through all my beautiful paper, and I realize there are some collections that I haven't even touched! And they are too pretty to not use....or is it vice-versa?? Anyways, this beautiful collection I was talking about is from American Crafts...Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook collection. Those papers are purdy!!! :)

One paper stood out for me. And I knew what picture to use for it. I used some various Echo Park papers, and October Afternoon tag ('Happy') and of course, Amy's camera die! I love that! It would not be complete without a brad. All the colors meshed well with this picture of my daughter taken last summer!

What do you think??
I am quite happy with this layout.

So that's it for me today---got to get back to my cleaning. Such fun. Really, it is. I am finding things I had forgotten I had! :D (Just don't tell my hubby--he might say I have too much!)

Have a great day. Get crafty. Be safe.


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

A couple of cards...

Hiya everyone!

How is your Wednesday going??! Glad I am not at work today, but not happy dealing with ...everything else. Anyone ever feel like that?? (Please tell me yes!!! Please!!lol)

Anyhow, onwards.

I did get a couple of cards done. It was so hard to find time this weekend to get my craft on. It was my MIL's birthday party, and going to get haircuts for my guys. A hectic weekend, and I am relieved that it is over. Phew! :)

So, this card is for the weekly challenge over at They are celebrating their 4th year in business, so the theme was celebrating! Fitting. I did the challenge following one of the DT's cards---a stair/tri-fold card. Had never done one before, and I must be honest, it was frustrating for me. But it's done! Yippee!

The second card I made can be for other challenges, I guess. Not 100% sure of what to enter this one in , but I think it's going to be for Scrapbooker's Paradise. I play along with them once in a while, when I have the chance, that is.

She's kinda cute! Obviously it's S.Patty's themed! I am part Irish, after all! :) This one will be entered in Inkspirational's 'Green' Challenge, too.

Anyways, that's it for me today. Hope to post again really soon, folks!

Be safe. Get crafty!