Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Wishing all my dear friends a very Happy New Year filled with good health and lots of laughter. Peace and happiness to all of you. Cheers!

Here are a few Christmas projects and some photos of the season I'd like to share with you...

I made these fun little treats with the Stampin' Up mini cello bags and my SU Deer Friends stamp set. I found the perfect little chocolate covered rice crispy treats at Purdys.
I made this little wall hanging for my mother-in-law.
This was one of my Christmas cards that I made this year and mailed to friends and family.

Some super simple but cute cards I made using some of my Elzybells stamps. I gave each my mother-in-law and sister-in-law an embellished accordion file box filled with some of my handmade cards. Each year at Christmas my plan is to re-fill them for them with some new cards.
 Our Christmas tree this year. Our first artificial tree. Dad didn't feel like decorating and having a tree
this year without mom so we gave their tree a new home. I just love it! No watering, no needles, no mess and the decorations never droop!
 Loving my new Canon SLR camera and the beautiful photos I'm now able to capture. Especially in low light.
DH made these madeleines using mom's special madeleine pan in honour of her this year. We've decided to make this an annual tradition and serve them with each Christmas dinner from now on.
Finally remembered to get one of the three of us! Trying to get Emily to pose and quit goofing around is not an easy task!
Me and Dad. I'm glad I have this shot of the two of us.
 Celebrating Christmas with my scrapbooking buddies.
Visiting the Capilano Suspension Bridge, just me and my girl.
A fun, beautiful winter day at the beach.
Celebrating with my wonderful friends over at Sue F's.
What a fun night! My stomach still hurts from laughing so much!
  Gawd did we laugh!!
Ringing in the New Year

Me and my new camera. I looked like this a lot over the holidays lol. I'm excited to start my Project 365 or as some call in now, Project Life starting January 1st. I've started a new blog and hope you'll come by and visit. The link is on the right side of my blog and here. Thanks for visiting and wishing you all a prosperous and healthy new year ahead.Take time for yourselves, be happy and laugh lots! Hugs

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

First Christmas Card of the Season

Today I received my first Christmas card from my dear friend Jo. Jo's work is just simply gorgeous! I love the unconventional soft pretty colours of this Christmas card. Isn't it simply stunning?! Thanks so much Jo!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Celebrating My Birthday

I celebrated my birthday this weekend and had a lovely time with both family and friends. On Saturday, my girlfriend Whitney took me out for a Sushi lunch and we hit another Christmas craft fair at the Heritage Hall. On Sunday, my girlfriends Izzy and Diane took me out for a super fun day at the Christmas Market and then out for a lovely dinner. I highly recommend the Christmas Market; the gorgeous decorations are to die for and the Feuerzangenbowle (a traditional warm German drink) is too yummy for words! I loved being able to walk around the market with our little ceramic mugs lol. Thanks again for making my birthday special and for such a wonderful weekend you guys! Here are a few photos from the Market.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Websters Pages & Pink Paislee Goodness

I had such a fun weekend with my friends up at Timberline last weekend. It was a weekend full of laughs and silliness as usual. Always good for the soul! Despite my aching jaw, I was able to really enjoy myself, surrounded by good friends and of course I had Diane to commiserate with as she too had just undergone a root canal. I managed to get 14 layouts done and a little mini album of one of our weekends away at Crop for Kids. I'll be sharing my layouts on Tiny Seed and here of course. I am also creating some Christmas cards so I'll be sharing those with you too in the next few weeks. As always, thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.

First up is a layout of my beautiful little angel Emily when she was only a few weeks old. I used the gorgeous Websters Lullaby Lane collection for this layout and added a few flowers and popped up some of the pretty patterned paper.
Next is a photo of me and my maid of honour Daphne on my wedding day. I love this photograph of the two of us. It's about time I scrapped it! I used one of my favouite lines for this layout, Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden. I've made so many projects with this line. It's simply to die for!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Crafty Secrets

I have some cards I made just recently for some dear friend's birthdays. I love Crafty Secrets! Their Heartwarming Vintage Collection is so much fun to play with. I love these girls, aren't they fun? 

I'm going to Timberline this weekend and hope to have lots of layouts to share with you in the upcoming weeks. It's been a rather rough week as I've been suffering from a terrible head cold and recovering from a totally unexpected root canal. I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be well enough to make it to Timberline to scrap with my girls! I have visions of cuddling up in my cozy blanket and playing with paper and drinking hot tea for the entire weekend. Cheers!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Girls Paperie - Vintage Whimsy

It's been so long since I posted! Yikes! I've got a few projects to share with you all using the pretty Girls Paperie, Vintage Whimsy collection. My friend Jo came up with this fabulous idea to decorate a cute little house she picked up for a bunch of my scrapping buddies and then design a 2 page 6x6 layout for her of our houses. Mine started off quite vintagey and then it turned into something completely different than I planned. I made this little house for mom. The little tin below is also for mom. This tin contained some delicious tea that my friend Yolanda over at Tiny Seed gave me. I altered it to match my little house. And finally, a couple  layouts of mom using this same collection. Now mom not only lives in a special place in my heart but she also has a cute little house to come visit too made especially for her. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pink Paislee Daily Junque

I'm packing for Crop for Kids and can't wait to spend some time with my girlfriends! We're going to have so much fun! I'm teaching this time and so it's going to be a little different for me this year. In my class, we'll be creating 2 lovely layouts using the beautiful Webster's Pages Country Estate collection. Yolanda from Tiny Seed is sponsoring my class and is giving away a lovely kit of goodies! I'm really looking forward to it! All the money raised at this event goes towards BC Children's Hospital. It's a wonderful cause and I hope some of you will have a chance to make it out this year!

My layout I'm sharing with you this week is of a photo my daughter took of herself for one of her creative videos she loves to make. I used the Pink Paislee Daily Junque collection for this layout and added only a few of my own little embellishments. I love all the details in this paper! Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Creative Therapy in Art Journalling

Today I needed some creative therapy so I pulled out my Art Journal I started this summer and played with some water colours, acrylics, inks and stamps and created this little page that makes me smile. I love these colours and am always drawn to them. Monet has always been one of my favourites and his work inspires me. I am also a big fan of Pinterest and have been pinning quotes and other lovely inspirational ideas regularly these days. This quote is from Life's a Journal blog.

I also have a layout of my lovely mom to share with you that I showcased over at Tiny Seed last week. I used the beautiful Girls Paperie Vintage Whimsey line for this layout and thought the soft colours worked beautifully with this photo of mom. Still so hard to believe she's gone! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found some creative therapy this weekend too!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Blessings in a Jar

Yesterday, I completed my last job on my To Do list before heading back to work, cleaning out the play loft. I managed to finally donate a bunch of Emily's toys from when she was really little and while cleaning I found a few little items that I didn't want to throw out but didn't really know what I'd do with so I just put them in my studio until inspiration hit. Well, this morning when I was looking at the little pewter girl saying her night time prayers and the tiny little glass jar on my desk it hit! My girlfriend gave Emily this little girl as a gift, but she had fallen off the cross that she was attached to. I wanted to keep her even though she was "broken" as she was a very thoughtful gift when Emily was first born so I decided to make my own version of the Fairy in a Jar and created this for my girl. I gave it to her this morning and told her I made it with extra love just for her to watch over her. It now has a special place in her newly painted room. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 22, 2011

More PP Butterfly Garden! Love this Line!

So this summer has not given me as much time to scrap as I was hoping to. The weather hasn't been the greatest and I'm already back at work next Monday! Eeeeek! I can't believe it went so fast! I'm really looking forward to Crop for Kids which I'll be teaching at this year and then of course Timberline in November and hope to get caught up then. Or is that even possible?? Oh I have photos to scrap but just haven't gotten around to printing them all yet lol, another thing on my List of To Dos. I'm definitely going to set a few hours aside this week to get a little bit of scrapping time in before I'm back to the chaos of work. is a layout using my all time favourite collection, Pink Paisley Butterfly Garden. And, another page in my mixed media art journal that I'd like to share with you. As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

As Promised....Meet Whiskers

As you can see, I continue to play with mixed media. I created Betty and Lucy a little while back and promised to share with you their wise old cat Whiskers (who btw would wear a magnificent crown) lol. Without further adieu here he is...
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Layout to Share

I'm bouncing around from Mixed Media play to Scrapbooking. But hey, that's ok right? There are no rules to art! Just have fun and create I say! So today I have a layout to share with you that I showcased over at Tiny Seed. The itty bitty picture is of my mom and my granny. I used the gorgeous Crate Paper Restoration line for this layout. It's perfect don't you think? I really love this line! I think this photo is taken sometime in the mid to late 80s. My mom was only 5"4 so my granny must have easily been well under 4 feet! She was such a cutie!

As promised, I'll have a new Mixed Media painting to share with you in the next couple days of Whiskers, Lucy and Betty's wise old cat with the marvelous crown! Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by :)