Saturday, 23 February 2013

Scrapbook & Cards Today - Sketch Challenge Tuesday

Here is this week's Scrapbook & Cards Today Sketch Challenge Tuesday Sketch:

Here is my take:

I don't know what it is about this layout but I am truly loving the way it turned out, it just makes me so happy :)

Supplies used:
Papers: K&Company (Spring Blossom Designer paper pad), Recollections (blue & all seasons)
Border: K&Company (que sera)
Punch: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: unknown
Letters: Autumn Leaves (bright chip board)
Journalling: Smash Pad
Ink: Sharpie (light blue)
Flowers: unknown

Thank you for stopping by and hope you join Sketch Tuesdays!!!!!


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

My Sweet Earth - Create to Live February Challenge

I discovered a new blog called My Sweet Earth, if you haven't heard about them before definitely check them out. They can be found at:

The challenge was to use the following as inspiration:

Here is my take:

I used a sketch from Miss Melissa's blog. My inspiration was the letters: I misted the background using the different colours and then used chipboard letters for the title.These pictures are from my first mother's day, we took our son to the park and put him in the swing for the first time. Supplies used:

  • perfect pearls mist - turquoise
  • perfect pearls mist - pink gumball
  • perfect pearls mist - heirloom gold
  • tattered angels glimmer mist - moss
  • tattered angels glimmer mist - indian corn
  • distress stain - peeled paint
  • sticko - funhouse pink metallic
  • paperbilities - cardstock letters
  • unknown magnetic words
Thank you for stopping by and thanks for the love :)

Layouts 59 & 60


Wednesday, 13 February 2013

February DCWV Stack-a-holic template Challenge

As you may or may not know, DCWV is my absolute favorite paper company. DCWV (aka Die Cuts With a View) has paper stacks and the greatest thing is that every paper in the stack goes together. Every month they post a template and you create a layout based on that sketch. This month's challenge is found here:

Here is my take (layout 58):

Supplies used:
  • DCWV Vintage stack as this picture is from my parents' 1977 wedding reception
  • K&Company border (que cera cera)
  • letters: thickers

Layouts 51-57

continuing with my page-a-day challenge:






I have to say I am pretty excited since we are only on day 44 today and I already have 57 layouts done (makes me happy when I am ahead of schedule).

I am not sure how much scrapping I'm going to get done in the next couple of days since right now I am defrosting my fridge since it decided to quit working (but the freezer on the bottom is still working) so I'm hoping it's just a matter of the fan being frozen and needing to defrost. Unfortunately, this means that the condiments that were in the fridge are now on the counter (my crafting space). Hoping I can put the fridge back together tomorrow and get some done before I go away this weekend.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Pebbles Sketch Contest

I love Becky Fleck and her pagemaps. Here is my entry for Pebbles Sketch Contest (found here:

This was a great sketch to work with. Here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies used:
Papers - recollections, Harmonie (petits pois), Studio G
Border: K&Company (que sera sera)
Letters: stickopotamus
Bling: Crayola (bubble gum blast)

Thank you for the love and comments :)

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Page-a-day 30-50

30 &31



















Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Stupid Northern Alberta Snow

So last night after my husband got home from work, he convinced me to go to the hospital since I have had an earache since Saturday morning. I pack up my purse and head out to the car. I back up and start driving out my drive-way and I get stuck :( I try backing up and driving forward but caught a patch of black ice and ended up half in the ditch. I walked back to the house and my husband tried to drive me out (unsuccessful).

He finished eating his dinner and we got the thickest blanket in our house and went to his truck. He parked behind my car, I got out and folded up the blanket and put it against my car. My husband then slowly pulled up towards my car until he was just against it. I then got into my car and we both went into drive and he tried to (slowly) push me out -  - it didn't work. I turn my car off again and get into the truck. My husband then backs down the driveway but got stuck in a patch of black ice and slide into the snow that connects our driveway with our neighbours. I got out of the truck (dropped into two feet of snow) and went back inside while my husband tried to get his truck out.

He called me (from his cell) about 10 minutes later and told me to call a tow-truck to dig my car out. I called the only service in town (closest town being 20 minutes away) and he told me that he was the only guy on and that it would be atleast 3 hours!!!!! I put my name on the list.

My husband and the neighbour tried digging out his truck for 45 minutes with no success. We decided that when the tow truck came that he would pull my car out first, then pull my husband's truck out (he had gotten his truck right behind mine).

Tow truck finally came at 10pm (around the 3 hour mark) and pulled our vehicles out. Thankfully, he didn't charge us for two call outs (probably helped we paid cash) and my husband parked our cars on the side of the road.

So now our cars will be parked on the side of the road until the snow melts, or atleast until the temperature stops fluctuating. The problem is that during the day it is -2 so the snow melts, but at night it goes down to -20 so everything that melted freezes which just causes a mess.

We decided that come spring we will be adding gravel to our driveway (at the entrance/exit) where there is a little hill and come summer we will be paving it.

We will also be investing in a snowblower before next winter :)