Monday, October 26, 2009

At it AGAIN!!!

So...I was just braggin on this site today.....
Capture These Sketches Sketch Team Term 2!!

Returning we have... (besides myself and that would be Tina...of course...)

Darlene Dion (Nova Scotia)

Calia Yang (Georgia, US)

Tara Thynner (Ontario, Canada)

Allison Cope (BC, Canada)

New to the team are...

Lynne Forsythe (New Hampshire, US)

These girls are MEGA talented! They will blow you away!!! So, join us the first weekend in Nov for our very first sketch reveal and... a BLOG HOP!!! More info to come on that later...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Been havin' some fun!!!

So.... I noticed I had been in a rut...and as I always say, "Using a Good Sketch will help get you out of a rut!!!"... so I popped over to my new FAVE sketch site....Capture these Sketches and decided to play along with them!!! I went through lots of sketches before I found on that would really stretch was a sketch with LOTS OF WHITE SPACE. I chose Sketch #2 by Natalie and here is my take on this sketch.

I decided to try doing something different with ribbon so I came up with this little ditty!!! I folded the ribbon and tied it together with a Vintage Thread.

The paper used is by My Minds Eye...Spider Web and Creative Imaginations Diecut.

Of course, I had to use a splash of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Copper!! and my ALL TIME FAVORITE saying!!!

"We don't remember days, we remember moments" Cesare Pavese.

So....pop on over...pick a sketch and try it out...I would love to see the page you create!!!

I also had the opportunity to teach at a Scrapbook Retreat put on by Scrappin' Soul Sisters at the Beacon. I got to see some of my gal pals....Paula and Pauline...the theme of the weekend was, "What happens at the Beacons, stays at the Beacon". Tooooo Funny! Thank you to the ladies who took my class....I taught this class...see my Oct 18th post....I might just have to teach it at Generations of ladies, this is post my next post I will show a pict of the RAK I will be giving away....till then CREATE...IT'S A GREAT THOUGHT DIVERTER!

Monday, October 19, 2009

First Ever Blog Hop....

So...what do you think...up for a blog hop?
The OZZ'ers (original Zutter Zister's Design Team) are having a CELEBRATION!!! and what a celebration it is!!!
Just got back from checking it out!!!
What a bunch of amazingly GIFTED LADIES!!

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some RAK...
a set of the new 8″ Coveralls and Page Protectors.
Deadline is October 24.....

So don't miss out on the fun!!! Get HOPPING!!!

and last but not least...our fearless leader


P.S. THIS IS POST NUMBER 96.....DON'T FORGET....I WILL BE GIVING AWAY SOME RAK. IN ORDER TO BE ENTERED YOU NEED TO LEAVE A COMMENT AND BECOME A FOLLOWER ON MY 100TH POST! (if you are already a follower THANK YOU....there will be a special drawing for you....!!)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

We're at it AGAIN!

Have I ever said this before?.....I LOVE DREAMGIRLS!!! I am a very project driven scrapper...So here is the next challenge at DreamGirls so put on your creatin' cap and play along!!!

CHALLENGE 38: Embrace The Negative
Everyone loves their punches and die cutting machines and we all know what it's like to have leftover paper just sitting there after we use the beautiful punch. Let's all get creative and up-cycle those leftovers before tossing them aside!

Prompt: Using the negative paper left over from a punch - get creative and incorporate it into your layout - You can stencil through it, mask it, or make an embellishment out of it .

Technique: Stitching, faux or real

Product: Use a scallop circle journal spot!

This layout features my daughter and her gal pals All Dressed Up to head off to the Homecoming Dance......aren't they just BEAUTIFUL!!


Friday, October 16, 2009


To Celebrate......World Cardmaking Day, pop over to Zutter Zisters and check out the great challenge! Join the outgoing BIA DT and create a card or card-like project for the challenge and a chance to win 4"x6" coveralls and new page protectors!

Here are the details:
1. Make a card or card-like project (no minibooks, please, let's keep it a card theme) using Zutter Innovative products.

2. Post a photo of your completed project in your photos no later than Friday, October 16.

3. Leave a comment on the following post named "WCMD Challenge" with a link to your photo. Link, please. If you have questions on how to do that, just ask us!

3.a (update) - To link your uploaded photo on "WCMD Challenge" , click on the photo itself, copy the URL at the top of the page and copy the URL into your post. =)Your link will look something like this: or you can abbreviate it by adding a word to your post and linking the URL to that word like this: Fairy (Annette, I used your project as the guinea pig!)

4. The outgoing DT will pick winners the weekend after the submissions are due and announce the winners later that week.

Questions or comments? Ask them or comment on this post and please leave the WCMD Challenge post free for submissions only.

Here is my take on the challenge...Hope you will play along!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pinch it real?

So it is TOTALLY OFFICIAL......check this out! Bind it All Blog AAAHHHH!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Who woulda thunk?

Yesterday was a rather nerve wracking day!!! Firstly, I didn't feel well....the bug that's been going around tried to jump on me...only got a slight bite, but still enough to keep me out of work! My coworkers didn't need this...that's for sure....

I was also the day for the big announcement for the 2009-2010 ZutterZisters Design never know how those things are going to go!

Needless to say.....I MADE IT!!! Along with some other very talented ladies!!!

2009-2010 Design Team Members:
Fleur Smith, BC, Canada
Sophie Sim, Australia
Linda Elbourne, UK
Pam Sandy, Michigan
Shelley Haganman, Iowa
Camilla Isaksson, Sweden
Sarah de Guzman, California
Lynne Forsythe, New Hampshire
I am soooooooooooo looking forward to working with the ladies and the other well as the OZZ, they are ladies from the previous Design Team who will also be hanging around!

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Belated Birthday Girl

So here she all her glory surrounded by her friends...Celebrating her 16th b-day...boy how time flies....just doesn't seem like that long ago she was turning 6 little lone 16!!

Now comes the letting go process...."Train a child in the way she should go...and when she is old she will not turn from it!" I think this is one the hardest parts of having a child is trusting them to make the right decisions based on what they have been taught! I love you my girl!!

Now onto to other thing before I just get way toooo sappy!! I realized I had never posted a picture of my finished Advent Calendar!

I do think it is missing something... Maybe it's that there is no star... think I will need to add that!! The "bulbs" are removable and are attached with Velcro... hope my niece like it!!

I used my Bind-it-all to hold all the pieces together so they are movable therefore, making it easier to store till next Christmas!! I was thinking about teaching this as a class...I def would need to simplify though...took me two days to make!

And it is far cuter in real life...It's hard to see the blingage on the "bulbs" from this picture!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

the BIG PARTY is today!

So, TODAY is the big daughter's SWEET 16 Birthday BASH!!!

Yes, her birthday was in August but we find most of her friends are away on vacation at that time and this was the first weekend since school started that we have been able to get a weekend that everyone had off!!

I have always wanted to make a here it is, this is one of is probably WAY to phrew...phrew...for my daughter...but it is a SWEET 16 PARTY!

The other banner says...Happy 16th...but it's tooooo big to photograph!!

I cut 8" x 6" pieces of paper.

Marked the 6" side at 3" and cut out the triangles. I then decorated the triangles. DON'T throw away the leftover pieces....made something cool out of them....

Using my Bind it All...I punched holes in the tops of the triangles and attached them with ribbon and O-Wire .

Every birthday party requires party hats....and just any ole hat wouldn't do!! So, with the leftover triangles I created this "Sweet 16" Crown!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

We're Bringing Eyelets Back!

We're Bringing Eyelets Back!

Ok - so, its common knowledge that most of us have a dusty pack of eyelets somewhere, that used to take pride of place on your scrapping desk.. well.. go fetch them, blow the dust off, and embrace your eyelet setting skills once more!

Technique - Doodle - Doodle a border or frame or swirls on your page

Twist - find a way of sneaking in a Bird or Owl onto your page.