Thursday, June 30, 2011


Hi! I'm so thrilled to welcome July! It's gonna be so great having my daughter home, and I can't wait to fill the days with fun stuff. I'm looking forward to fireworks tonight on our street, trips to the splash pool, not rushing like a headless chicken every morning, Big Brother (fingers crossed Dr.Will becomes a houseguest), fun nights with friends, searching for RPatz in Toronto, so much planned that it's sure to be a great month.
We have a fun challenge this month at Just Tracy's Crafts.
So cheerful, I'm looking forward to seeing all the bright, colourful projects. Just Tracy's is also sponsering so the winner will receive this bunch of goodies!

Here is a Summer Memories album I made, and this post is photo heavy.....
The front cover.

The first pages.

The next pages.

There are a lot of pages.....
This one for KEEPSAKES is actually an envelope.

One of them is an acetate page, I wish I knew how to make the pics on here larger!

It'll be fun filling this with photos of the kids.
I hope you'll play along at Just Tracy's with your summer projects and be sure to stop by the other DT as there is some OUTSTANDING work there!!
Also for these challenges -
Paper Sundaes. TOPPINGS BAR. I've used wings and gems.
Totally Paper Crafts. BINGO. I've used gems, flowers, and die-cuts.
Flutterby Wednesdays ANYTHING GOES (with wings.)
Scrapbook Sisters. SUMMER FUN.
Scrap Creations. ANYTHING BUT A CARD.
Thank you for stopping by,

Monday, June 27, 2011

Spotty Dotty.

Hi everyone, and happy Monday to you.
This is my last DT card for Kaboodle Doodles. I've had a lot of fun working with all the ladies there but I know that through the summer I won't have the proper time to dedicate to them so I've decided to step down. I also have many, many crafty things I'd like to work on, so it feels good to know that what time I do get I can spend on anything I want! On a related note, we have a DT call going on over there right now. All the details can be found HERE.
This weeks challenge is SPOTS AND DOTS. Our fab sponser is The Crafty Pad and the winner will receive 2 free images.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Printer Problems.

While I was starting this card, my printer was acting bonkers. It would print, but the lines were all doubled. So weird. This is my DT card for Kaboodle Doodles and the sponser is Meljen's Designs and I always like to use a sponser's image for my card as it's so nice that they share them with us, but because I was unable to properly print it out I had to do something different. So I used their cupcake digi as a template and cut it out of felt.
Our theme is any project FOOD/DRINK related and the winner will receive 4 images from Meljen's Designs.

For The Paper Variety. USE 2 OR MORE FONTS.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll play along,

Friday, June 17, 2011

Christmas Set.

I really haven't been in the mood to make anything Christmasy but forced myself since I'll be doing 2 craft shows just before the holidays, so I'll be needing a lot of Christmas cards. So I made up my mind to finally start on this project.... and so many things went wrong! First the holly leaves. I have a STACK of Cricut cartridges and NONE of them had a decent cut for the leaves. So these are all hand cut, no template or pattern - just freehand. Then the buttons. I needed 18 red ones. I had 16. I have about 200!! white ones so I laid 18 of them out on paper and covered them in red dye and let them soak overnight. Worked out great, even gave the buttons a nice glossy look.

So in the end, this card set got finished and I'll be waiting a little longer before I do any more Christmas projects.

For these challenges -
Christmas Blog Challenge. CHRISTMAS FLOWERS
C.R.A.F.T Challenge. STITCHING
Southern Girl. ANYTHING GOES
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Kaboodle Doodles Time.

Yikes, I have soooo little time here! PA day for daughter but school for the boys.
Okay, our super new challenge at Kaboodle Doodles couldn't be more fun...... USE A FLOWER AS MAIN FOCAL POINT. The winner will get 5 images from Tiffany Doodles and as always we'll be picking out our Top 3 of the week, so I hope you can join in.

Sorry to be so quick! I've had an insanely busy week and weekend..... I'm just itching to get some time for crafting. Hopefully tonight.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fairy Wishes.

"Mondays - a terrible way to spend 1/7 of your life." - my neighbour.
Funny, but I don't mind them........ too much.

I enjoy working with digis from Whoopsy Daisy. They're the sponser for this week's challenge at Kaboodle Doodles. The winner will get 8!! images from them. Our challenge theme is MAGICAL/MYSTICAL CREATURES. I know a lot of you like adding fairies and princesses to your cards, so we should have quite a turn out!!
I made a tag. Maybe a birthday tag, but I think it could be used for a number of occasions.

I hope you'll play along.
Also for these challenges -
Charisma Cards. THINGS THAT FLY.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hello June........

.....I'm trusting you to make up for all the horrible weather May gave us.
Thanks to all who played last month at Just Tracy's Crafts. Some wonderful projects submitted and I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this month's challenge. The theme STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM. Summery and fun.

And the prize is wow... 3 images from Crafty Sentiments. I love, love, love their digis. So much that I used a super oversized one for my card.

I hope you'll stop by and play along. Also be sure to check out the other DT projects. Some really amazing work there.
Also for these challenges -
Send a Smile 4 Kids. SWEET TREATS.
The Paper Variety. TUTTI FRUTTI.
Thanks for looking,