Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Years!

Well my scrappy peeps, here we are at the end of another year. Can you believe how fast this year went by? I know I sure can't! I haven't been in much of a mood for being creative lately...hopefully my mojo will return soon in the new year. Just thought I would share a few photos that I took over the holidays.

One of the pretty crystal snowflakes on my tree.

The top of my daughter's gingerbread house. I love the colours of the candies.

Mmmmmmm turkey!!!!

Looks like Santa made it!

As I said earlier, I hope my scrapping mojo decides to return in the New Year and I can post some cards and layouts.

Wishing you and yours a "Vary" Happy New Year and health and happiness in 2013!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Bauble

Here is a cute Christmas ornament that I made for the Finally Friday post over at Scraptures. Head on over to the Scraptures blog to find out how to make one for yourself.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

November Card Swap

WOW....Can you believe that it is December!!!! I better get my butt in gear for Christmas!

Just wanted to share with you my cards for the Scraptures November card swap. This month's theme was snowmen. Here is the card that I made for Amy (stuck@home). I made it with my Gyspy and Cricut following this tutorial on Everyday Cricut. I think it turned out pretty darn cute and I will be making more of these in the future.

Here is the cute card that I got from Christa...our fearless leader. SUPER CUTE!

Decembers theme is Fireworks. If you want to participate head on over to the Scraptures Forums, register and joins us! We love having new friends


Monday, November 12, 2012

Scraptures October Layout Tag Reveal

The layout tag reveal is up on the Scraptures blog. Head on over and have a look. Here is the layout I did for the tag.

If you are interested in participating in the blog, go to the Scraptures Forums, register and check us out! We love to have new friends join us!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Maywood Craft Show

Morning friends! 

Just wanted to let you know that 3 Scrappy Friends will be at the Maywood Craft Show today from 10-3 at Maywood Public School {140 Haig St} in St Catharines. There is a goodie bag of stuff from the vendors for the first 50 people through the doors.  

If you are in the area drop on by and say "HI".

Monday, October 22, 2012

Scrapfest Oshawa 2012

Last weekend I, along with Chelle and Laurie, was helping Christa in the Scraptures booth at Scrapfest in Oshawa. We had such a good time. Here are a few pictures from the weekend...sorry about the quality, they are from my phone.

Friday night, just before the doors opened
L to R: Laurie, Chelle & Christa

Christa teaching a make and take

Christa with her "Minions" (at a craft show recently, someone asked me if I owned Scraptures & I said "No, Christa does, we (pointing to Chelle & I) are just her minions!"...and thus the Scraptures Minions were born! She did not know that we had made the t-shirts until Saturday when we took our hoodies off at the show!

Post-Scrapfest drinks at Kelsey's

Christa with her birthday dessert. The wait staff even sang Happy Birthday to Christa....much to her chagrin. She turned a lovely shade of pink...about the same as her shirt. :)

All in all it was a wonderful weekend with my Besties & I can't wait for the Kitchener show in April.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Back at Scrappin'!

Well, I have finally been feeling creative lately (as evidenced by finally posting since June). I decided Friday night to work on some of the weekly challenges over at Scraptures. I picked the Finally Friday challenge from October 12. Here is my finished layout.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Card Swap

Over at Scraptures, we hold a monthly card swap. Members sign up and are given only know who you are making the cards for, not who is making you cards. Each month is themed and this month's theme was fall leaves. You could interpret that any way you liked...colour, leaves, etc.

I was given our fearless leader's name, Christa. Here is the card that I made for her...

Yesterday I got my card in the mail...YAY...happy mail! It was a lovely step card made by Amy (aka stuck@home). Here is her card.

If you are interested in participating in the card swaps, head on over to the Scraptures forum, register (we always love getting new friends) and sign up. The sign up for November will likely go up in the next week or so.

Thank for looking!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Scraptures September Layout Tag Reveal

Here is my layout from the September layout tag over at Scraptures

Head on over to the Scraptures blog to see the rest of the reveal

Friday, October 12, 2012

More Step Cards

I had to make 2 1ST Birthday Cards for this weekend....our friend's twins are turning one! So hard to believe. Here are the cards that I made for them.

Should keep this short, as I'm getting ready to head off to Scrapfest in Oshawa with Scraptures. Should be a great weekend.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy World Card Making Day!

Totally forgot that this was today. Thank goodness I needed to make some cards for the party tonight.

This first one is a birthday card for DH's uncle (whom the surprise party is for)

The second is for DH's Aunt & Uncle's 45th wedding anniversary


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wild Card Wednesday

Hey friends here is a card that I did over at Scraptures for the weekly feature "Wild Card Wednesday. Check out the blog for an easy tutorial that I did on dying ribbon for your projects.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Dedication Cards

Wow.....long post!!!!

But TBH (or to be honest) I really haven't been "Vary Scrappy" lately.

We are going to Whitby on Sunday for our friend's babies (yes...plural) dedication on Sunday. Here are the cards that I made to go with the gifts.

I found the cross on my Gypsy in the Indie Art Cricut cartridge. Really happy with the way they turned out. 
The sentiment reads as follows;

"Let the little children
come to Me...
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to
such as these"
Matthew 19:14

Blessings as you dedicate your baby

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Scraptures NSD Blog Hop 2012

Welcome to the Scraptures
National Scrapbooking Day
2012 Blog Hop!

To take part, all you need to do is visit each of the blogs in the order given. We are sure that you will be inspired by what you will see. Our design team has been hard at work! Leave a comment on all 5 blogs and then return to the Scraptures blog and post a comment that you have completed the blog hop. Choose any design team members take on the sketch that inspires you & scrap-lift it. Post it on our Facebook page in the album provided, in our gallery or on your own blog and add it to the Linky party below by Monday, May 7 at 7 pm for a chance to win a prize!

Here is our blog hop order...
And then back to

Now on to the hop.....

If you have arrived here randomly and want to participate in the blog, please go back to Scraptures to start!

Here is my take on the Creative Scrappers sketch #42

I used the Scraptures May 2012 kit for my layout.

Materials used: Card stock - Bazzill Lime Sherbert; Pattern Paper - BoBunny Alora Bubbles, Alora Giggles, Alora Squiggles; Stickers - BoBunny Alora, Alora Dimensional Stickers, Twine - The Twinery Honedew; Tissue Tape - Tim Holtz Symphony; Ribbon - May Art; 
Non Kit Items: Markers - Copic YG97 (to colour BoBunny Alora Alphabet stickers); Spray Mist - Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist, Key Lime

Thanks for stopping hop along to Teresa's blog!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Scraptures National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop

This Saturday, May 5th is National Scrapbooking Day and Scraptures is hosting a National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop AND an on-line day crop on the forums! Join us for all the fun and excitement. The design team will be using a sketch from Creative Scrappers for the hop and have lots of fun challenges planned on the forums. 

The excitement on the blog will start on May 5th at 8am and you have until Sunday May 6th at 8pm to complete the hop, choose a design team member's layout to scrap lift and post a link to it on the Scraptures blog.

The fun starts in the forums at 8am as well, with new challenges being posted every hour and a half. You will have until Monday, May 7th at 7pm to post you challenges in the forum.

See you Saturday!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Another Birthday Card

....this one was for our nephew who turned 9 at the beginning of April

Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Scraptures March Card Swap monthly at Scraptures, we so a 1 on 1 card swap. Basically you sign up and are given someone to make a card for (but they don't know who it is until the card comes in the mail). We are also given a theme in which the card is to be made. March's theme was "Thinking of You"

Here is the lovely card that I got from Donnastamps (Donna)...

And here is the card that I made for Sammysgirl (Teresa)...

I think that I am going to have to make more of these!

April's 1 on 1 swap is "Flowers". I have mine made (but you will have to wait to see it!) ....just have to pop it in the mail. Can't wait to see what I get!

Thanks for Looking!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Birthday Card

My niece Erica turned 7 last month. Unfortunately, we were unable to get together for her birthday, so she got her present today. Here is the card that I made for her. The sentiment inside reads "If you are what you eat, eat something cute"

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Scrappin' With a Passion Charity Crop

Well, last Saturday, me and my peeps {AKA Christa, Chelle, Amy, Norma, Laurie & Thursa} headed off to Grimsby for the 3rd Annual Scrappin' With a Passion Charity Crop with all proceeds going to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.The crop was from 9:30 until 8, but I had to leave at 7 as my son's band had a gig that night. I was able to get 8 layouts done in the time I was there.

All in all a great day!

Here are some picks of the peeps {and I'm sure they are going to kill me for this}


 Chelle (caught off guard with that one)


 Norma (bet she doesn't even know I took a picture..hee hee)


Unfortunately I failed to get a picture of Thursa or time...I promise!


p.s. Here is a picture of my son's band, Access Denied, from Saturday night (my son is the bass player on the left)

sorry about the quality, it is from my cell phone!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Centre Step Card

Here is another challenge post by Donna on Scraptures. It is a Centre Step Card and is actually a lot easier than I thought! Again I am very happy with the way this turned out and will be doing more of these ones too!