Friday, December 28, 2012

DT call at My Sketch World

You must be registered at My Sketch World Forum before you send in the application and we would like to get to know you during the call.


Please include this with your creations:
MSW username
Email Address
Blog Link
Online Gallery links
List of other Design Teams

Please Send us : 2 of your favorite layouts or cards that are based on my sketches. One has to be brand new and never been seen before. The other one can be older ones that have been seen.

"What to include with your creations" list, to say whether you prefer the Card DT or the LO DT or BOTH

I am looking for people that can create just layouts or cards but can also create ATC's, Altered Projects and Mini Albums with the sketches (ANY MIXED MEDIA)

The Design Team will be required to:
*Post on your blog your creations and events that will be going on at MSW
*Complete 1 or 2 layouts/cards per month using my sketches that I provide
* Post ONE Tutorial during your term in the blog/forum
*Host a DT Challenge every other month during your term
*Enthusiastically participate in our crops and contests
*Participate in Message Board and DT blog discussions
* Participate in Facebook MSW Page
*Leave praise in the gallery
*Post your DT creations on galleries and blogs throughout the web, whenever possible
*Help moderate the MB and alert the Admin if you find anything inappropriate
*Post our Design Team Blinkie in your signatures and also on your blog

Our Message Board is our Special Home filled with wonderful women who come together for fun, inspiration, encouragement and support. As a DT member, you will need to be a highly visible asset on our MB and help to continue with the relationship building that makes our board so special.

This position is for a 6 month term starts Feb 2013 to August 2013

Please send your creations and information to Lucy at

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The 'cave' is closed!

Merry Christmas to you! I hope Santa was good to you!

The cave is closed for renovations. This is my gift this year. It is a family affair getting it ready. The girls helped remove everything so that the could start painting.

I am loving the colour! Floor is happening next!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Giveaway at Scrap Friends!

I saw this giveaway at Scrap Friends and I am entering and so should you!

Christmas and New Year are just around the corner and it’s Giveaway time!
A little bit of time left to prepare your self for this wonderful time that brings joy and inspiration to all of us, along with that a bunch of photos will come that we all want to put in the album. We have one gorgeous kit to giveaway that contains everything you need for an amazing Christmas album!Join us for a chance to win this pack! Rules are as usual, please find below.

  • 1 ring-bound album (20x20cm);
  • 3 tabbed dividers;
  • 10 designer pages;
  • 3 die-cut sheets;
  • 1 memorabilia envelope;
  • 21 tags & misc. die-cuts;
  • 16 paper & 4 glitter die-cut borders;
  • 31 pieces of decorative brads;
  • 14 acrylic stamps
  • 3 washi tapes.
  1. Become a Follower of our blog (if you don't have a blog, feel free use your Facebook/Twitter account)                                                                                                  
  2. Leve a link to this post and photo of this candy on your blog, Facebook/Twitter or Social Network.
  3. Please add your entry  with a DIRECT LINK to your blog post about this giveaway (not your blog)  via button below, before 23 p.m. EST on December 23
  4.  Anyone can enter!

First Snow

When we moved into our new house a year ago, the girls were so hoping we'd have snow.  This was the disappointed oldest when we didn't get a huge amount before Christmas!

I used this sketch from Stuck On U Sketches.

Also sending this to:
Red Carpet Studio RCS#16 Christmas Layout
Scrap Friends  as they had this colour combo to use as inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!  Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Sunday, December 16, 2012


My youngest and her cake :)

The journaling reads "a little girl made a great big wish."  I chose that to fit the challenge at Scrap it With a Song.  The song for this week is Shake up Christmas by Train.  I am not a great Christmas scrapper, and the lyrics fit this picture perfectly.  

I used the sketch from Sketches in Thyme.

Saturday, December 8, 2012


This weeks challenge at Scrap it With a Song is Elton John's 'Step into Christmas'.  

I wasn't familiar with the song, so I had to read the lyrics!  

When I saw the line "We can watch the snow fall forever and ever", I knew which pictures I wanted to use.

I know, you are thinking to yourself, "where is the sketch?"  I didn't use one!  I can't remember the last time I created a layout with no sketch.  However, Scrap it With a Song is having a DT call and I thought I would apply - so no sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hat Trick

Another layout done! Only 1 0928 750 328 more to go!

The sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.

Also submitting to The Paper Girls Challenge, they wanted to see a multi-photo layout!


Another layout based on a Let's Capture these Sketches reveal.  

I love the New Arrival collection from Pebbles.  It is really old, and I am holding on to the tiniest pieces to use.  I will be wishing I had bought more soon!

And as always, the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by.  It felt really good to get back in my cave, I was sick all weekend and didn't make it down.  Now, it's bedtime!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

I won a contest!

I was surfing scrappy blogs last week and I found a neat little contest.  Marfa at Crafting Marfa was having an easy contest.  All you had to do was comment on the post and the winner would be featured on her blog for the month of December.  As the title of this post says, I won!

I figure if she is going to feature my blog, I would talk about her's.  So if you have the time, go and check out her blog.  She has some cool sketches, neat tips and tutorials and if you've ever wondered about quilling, that is a great place to go!

Psst.  She also has a monthly giveaway.  Who wouldn't love that?!?

Anyway, here is a bit of what she does.

So click on over and say hi!  To find her December Giveaway, click here.

Thanks again, for featuring me Marfa!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

My first time being a Guest Designer!

At The Paper Mixing Bowl, when you are chosen in the top three, you get to come back as a guest designer. Pretty neat, right?

Here is the recipe card and the layout I created.

Thanks for letting me join you this month!  Please head over to the blog and see what their DT has cooked up!  Play along, maybe we'll be seeing you as a guest designer!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Paper Mixing Bowl - Thanksgiving Leftovers

Third month I've participated in The Paper Mixing Bowl's menu challenge.

Here is the menu.  

I didn't feel the need to do any journalling as I think my title says it all.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Look at my baby O!

These pictures were taken three summers ago at a work picnic.  She is still as cute!

I saw this sketch at Paper Secrets and have been wanting to use it.  I love it!

Monday, November 26, 2012

I must always be the clown....

Thanks to my mother in law for babysitting tonight. I got home from class and the girls were asleep!  She gave me some time to play :)

I used this sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.

Also submitting to Scrap it With a Song.  Their current challenge is to use lyrics from Madonna's "Keep it Together".  The journalling is from that song, the full line is 'to get attention, I must always be the clown."

Use Your Stuff is challenging us to use pattern paper. There is a slight pattern on my base page, and everything used on this layout is from 'Summer Soul' by Fancy Pants. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Another giveaway!

This time, my super scrappy friend Lynn at Small Town Scrapbooker, has put together an awesome package of goodies for one lucky winner!


If you want to win, go HERE  and read all about it!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Little Red Wagon - Texturize it!

Another card for the bake sale for The Espanola Skating Club.  Turns out it qualifies for this weeks challenge at Little Red Wagon.


A Christmas Card

My mom gave me the paper stack that I used for this card at least two years ago, and I am finally using it a bit!

Craftyhazelnut Christmas Challenge: Use something more than 6 months old. you all know, I am not a card maker!  However, I am not a baker either, so I made 8 of these for the bake sale in support of The Espanola Skating Club that my girls skate with.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Purple Pumpkin November Sketch Challenge

I'm playing for the fist time with The Purple Pumpkin.  I loved the clean lines and layers of this sketch.  I didn't even flip it.

Here is my version:

Here is the sketch!  Deadline to play is November 30!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Purple Pumpkin Giveaway!

The Purple Pumpkin is an online store/blog that supplies buttons and other embellishments.  They are being very generous and are hosting a giveaway of some of their fantastic products!

Here is a look at some of there stuff:

There are a few different ways to get in on the chance to win, so head over to their blog post and enter!

Let's Capture These Sketches - Sketch 157

I think this is my first time using one of their sketches.  Now that I have found this blog, it sure won't be the last time!

And here's the sketch.  I flipped it and changed it a bit to suit my taste.

Thanks for having a look!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

My Scraps and More Sketch 2

I just missed playing along with the first sketch.  I will post it when I'm finished even though it's not eligible.

I think I am really going to enjoy this challenge blog!

Here is the sketch if you want to play!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

You did it!

Thank you so much everyone for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments!  I'm thrilled to say there have been 10 000 views of my blog.  I hope to keep growing as a scrapper so that you will keep coming back.  Thank you to the new followers, I will be stopping by your blogs as well!

Now to announce the winner of the awesome We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Starter Kit....

Congrats to Lynn!  Please contact me within 7 days to arrange delivery!  Can't wait to see how you use it!

PS..keep watching for more giveaways, I still have some goodies up my sleeve!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Frosted Designs - Fabulous Friday Sketch Nov. 2

I played along with Frosted Designs for the first time tonight.

I know my photo is not beach related, but having a bath involves water......right??

And here is their sketch.

And don't forget to check out my giveaway for reaching 10 000 views!  It is going to be won in the next day or two!

I'm hosting.

I am hosting a layout challenge over at My Sketch World and I would love for you to come and play!

I am asking you to create a Hallowe'en layout based on any one of Lucy's sketches.

Here's mine:

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Found another sketch challenge blog!

I found this while surfing and thought I would play along!  This blog is called Stuck On U Sketches.  I do love me a great sketch to work with!!
I also found this picture of the middle one, it was taken on her first birthday.  We were walking around the mall and I found a free picture coupon and decided to use it, as I also love free stuff!  Turned out pretty nice for an unplanned photo session.  She loved the camera even back then.

Here is the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

**Kaisercraft Bubblegum Hills Collection