Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fly to the Angels

A dear family friend passed away suddenly last Friday evening. He was driving home with his wife after a visit with my brother when he was struck by a drunk driver. He and his wife were thrown from the motorcycle and he passed away. She was rushed to a London hospital to be treated for her injuries.
The driver fled the scene but was captured shortly after. This was his second offence, this one ended in the death of my dear friend, Jimmy.
The girls have shed some tears for a dear man they adored. I have also shed many tears. He leaves behind four great boys who will be lost without him.He will be treasured in many hearts for years to come.
He was my brothers best friend and stood up with us for the wedding. He always had a funny story to tell and a smile on his face that could light up a room. We will miss him for years to come.


Fly to the Angels Jimmy!!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

So school time is fast approaching and that goes for YOU too!! Come back to class with the WeScrap team and CROP up a storm at the Fast Times at WeScrap High ~ "Race to the Head of the Class" CROP!

Join us on Saturday September 11th in the crop forum here at WeScrap.

Come and make the grade and create lots of fun projects! We're giving away some fabulous and fun prizes, posting lots of fun scholarly challenges and playing some fun games at recess!

See you on the 11th or you maybe the one sent to the principal's office!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mini Album Blog Hop Winners!!!

The lucky winners have been announced at weScrap for the Mini Album Blog Hop!!

Thank you to all of the amazingly talented iTeam members and our guest designer, Angie Blom for showing us some amazing mini album ideas! Thank you to all of the wonderful people who took a moment to browse our designer's blogs and take a gander at all the talent WeScrap has to offer!

Now... let's find out the winners of all the fabulous prizes and RAKs we gave away...

Sarah's Winner of an embellishment prize package:
Please PM or email Sarah with your prize details.


Victoria's Winner of a Karen Foster chipboard album:
Please PM or email Victoria with your details.


Tara's Winner of a Sun Shaped Mini Album from Kustom Die Kuts:
Please PM or email Tara or Ally with your details.


Holly's Winner of a prize of a custom mini album from Kustom Die Kuts
Keely Yowler
Please PM or email Sarah or Ally with your details.


Michelle's Winner of her Mystery Prize:
Please PM or email Michelle with your details.


Angie's Winner of a custom mini album of choice by Kustom Die Kuts:
Cassandra Chen
Please PM or email Angie or Ally with your details.


Ally's Winner of an alphabet stamp set from myStamp BOX:
Please PM or email Ally with your details.


WeScrap's forum Winner of a package of goodies from WeScrap:
Please PM or email Ally or Sarah with your details.

Congrats to all of our winners! All prizes must be claimed within 60 days of this announcement. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Congrats to Glynis for winning my sun shaped mini album RAK. Please email me your mailing address for your prize!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

LCOM Sketch Blog Reveal # 50 & Challenge

Another fantastic sketch reveal is up at Let's Capture These Sketches!! This is my favorite time of the week.

This week we were given a sketch created by ..... ME.


This week's Challenge was to create a homemade embellishment. I posted instructions yesterday of my Homemade Fabric Banner and Crackle Chipboard Circle. Hope you took a moment to check it out.

Here is the layout I made based on my sketch:


Please head over to the sketch blog and see the other lovely creations: LCOM Sketch Blog

Challenge #6: Create a layout based on my sketch to earn a ballot for my monthly blog prize. Just email it to me at to earn your ballot or just link it below.

BONUS: Add your layout on the LCOM Sketch Blog for a chance to win a Gift Certificate to the LCOM store!!

Due Date: August 31st
Draw Date: Sept. 1st
Prizes: 1. Fanciful Frames kit from weScrap
2. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (2 bottles) and Glimmer Screen

Happy Scrapping!


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Challenge #5 ~ Make your Own Embellishment

Hey girls.... are you sick of spending so much money on embellishments to go with your pages and cards?? I know that with school starting I have to focus my money on other things right now.
So.. what can we do??? Why... we make our own embellishments of course!!

I made the following triangle banner out of denim from an old skirt that Paige used to wear. I grabbed my sewing needle and after stabbing myself a few times.... I had made the following handmade embellishment:


Here is how I did it:

Supply List:
Fabric (I used denim from an old skirt of Paige's that no longer fit)
Needle, thread or sewing machine
Small Prima Flowers or other small embellishment of your choice

1. Make a triangle shape or print one off of the internet. There are some great templates available. You can even google triangle clipart images. I just made one freehand at the aproximate size I wanted. Then I traced it on the backside of the fabric. I wanted 4 triangles therefore I traced 8 onto my fabric. Cut your shapes out.
TIP: If you are planning to make a freehand triangle then make sure you trace 4 then flip your triangle shape over and trace 4 more. You need to do this to ensure your pieces will line up perfectly. I also labeled mine "A" and "B" to be sure. If you don't do this this just trim around the edges of your triangles to make them even.


2. Do the same with your batting. Make them just slightly smaller to fit inside your other triangle. The batting just adds dimension to your triangle banner. I love things to be lumpy, bumpy and layered on my pages.


3. Layer your denim and batting pieces together. I used a pin to keep it in place. It will shift and move as you sew otherwise. I chose to sew by hand as I still don'tknow how to work my sewing machine yet. After stabbing myself yesterday I think I may take a course on how to use my machine. :)



I actually tried to stamp some cute little sayings onto my tiangle but they were so small that it just looked like black ink smudges. So....

TIP: If you ever mess up in scrapbooking just try and cover it up with something else. I had some Prima Fairytale Flowers that happened to look exactly like the flowers in my photos of Paige.

You can see my final layout tomorrow!

I also made a chipboard circle embellishment to place on this page. Here is what I did:

Supplies: Chipboard (The back of a large notepad)
Ranger Crackle Paint in Faded Denim
SEI Chalk in in Denim
Scissors or craft knife

1.I traced a circle shape onto my thin chipboard and cut it out with my fine tip scissors.
2. I covered in generously with the Ranger Crackle Paint. Make sure you glob it on and the thicker it is the more crackle detail you will see. Allow it to dry.
3. I rubbed the chalk ink over it to show the crackle details. and added it to my page.


Challenge #5: I would like to see you make your own embellishment and add it to your page or card. You can email your creation to me at or link it below for one of the great prizes and RAK's up for grabs this month. Check out the other challenges for other chances to win this month.
Bonus: Complete this challenge for a chance to win your own Ranger Tim Holtz Crackle paint.

Due Date: August 31st
Draw Date: Sept. 1st
Prizes: 1. Fanciful Frames kit from weScrap
2. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (2 bottles) and Glimmer Screen

Happy Scrapping!


Saturday, August 14, 2010

weScrap Mini Album Blog Hop

Welcome to the WeScrap "One Mini, Two Mini, Red Mini, Blue Mini" Blog Hop!!!!

We're so happy that you could join us today! If you have joined us here on my blog, you may want to start at the beginning here on Sarah Nolan's blog.

Here is our participant list today just in case:
Sarah Nolan
Victoria Lau
Tara Thynne ** You Are Here**
Holly Morris
Michelle Galloway
Angie Blom
(Guest Designer)
Allison Cope

We have a wide variety of prizes to giveaway. To be eligible for a prize you must leave a comment on all the design team blogs along the way. Good luck!

Now let's get on with the show!!!

Here is my Fun in Sun Album. I was given this wonderful Sun Shaped Album by Kustom Die Kuts to play with. I had so much fun creating this summer album. Thanks Ally for the album!

Wanna win this great Sun Album??!!
Everyone who leaves a comment on my blog will automatically get a ballot for a random draw to win an album of thier own!! Good Luck!
**Don't forget to become a follower for a chance to win the monthly prize draws I have. You automatically earn one ballot for being a follower. Just complete any monthly challenge for more ballots.**
Happy Scrapping!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Challenge #4 ~ LCOM Sketch

This week's sketch has been posted on the LCOM Sketch Blog!!

Susan created a great sketch this week.

This week's challenge on the sketch blog was to use at least two different fonts. The team created some great layouts. Be sure to check them out!

Challenge #4: Create a layout using Susan's sketch. Then email your creation to me at to earn your ballot for the monthly prize draw.

Bonus: Include the challenge for a chance to win the monthly prize at LCOM. You can load it in their gallery or link it on the sketch blog here: LCOM Sketch Blog

Due Date: August 31st
Draw Date: Sept. 1st
Prizes: 1. Fanciful Frames kit from weScrap
2. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (2 bottles) and Glimmer Screen
Happy Scrapping!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Challenge #3 ~ How Are You Feeling?

I created the following layout for weScrap Sketchy Saturday. Each Saturday the girls and I post a sketch for you inspire you. You can combine it with an iTeam challenge for a chance to win a weScrap kit!!

The following layout was done using some fun pictures my hubby took of me. We had to get all dolled up for my brothers wedding. The girls and I were standing up in the wedding and had so much fun getting prettied up! we had our hair, makeup and nails done. The final touch was the dresses. It is amazing how a pretty dress can transform how you feel!

Here is one of my favorite pictures Steve took. It is of the girls and I just before heding out in the Limo. I just love my girls.

I was feeling "sexy" in my dress and my hot pink shoes. I hammed it up for a few pictures with Steve. So much fun! You need to get a little silly sometimes in front of the camera.

Products: BG Olivia pp and gummy embellishment, Prima butterfly and flowers, kaiser gems, October Afternoon Mini Alphas, American Crafts Thickers and Maya Road velvet ribbon.

Challenge: Create a layout featuring some fun, pictures. Show how you can have fun and ham it up for the camera. The pictures don't have to be of you... it can be of anyone. You just get an extra ballot if it they are of YOU. Complete the challenge for one ballot. Include pictures of you for a second ballot.
Email your layout to me at or link it below.

Due Date: August 31st
Draw Date: September 1st
Prizes: 1. Fanciful Frames kit from weScrap
2. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (2 bottles) and Glimmer Screen

**Dont' forget to comment on the Tim Holtz Vagabond post for a chance to win Tim Holtz goodies!

Happy Scrapping!


Monday, August 9, 2010

Big Idea Festival

Come and join me in the Big Picture Classroom for a free online class!!

Over the course of 13 days you will receive 39 different projects and layout ideas from some fabulous instructors!! Class officially starts off on August 12th.... so hurry and sign up today! Sign ups close on the 24th....

Check out Big Picture Scrapbooking for more details.

Happy Scrapping!


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Check it Out!!

I have been checking out all the latest CHA goodies and there is one tool/machine that I have been drooling over!! I know I don't need one.... BUT.... I want one.

Have you checked out Tim Holtz news die cut machine with Sizzix?
The Vagabond

Check out the video on how it is used: Vagabond Video

I know I am not being sane wanting this because I already have the Sizzix Big Shot and it does almost the same things but without the motor. I just want to look at this sitting on the shelf in my scraproom. It is just so amazingly beautiful!

What do you think?? Leave a comment below to earn a ballot for my monthly draw and I will send a random winner an small RAK of Tim Holtz goodies. You have until the end of the month to leave your comment. You will also earn a ballot for my main prize draw as well!

Friday, August 6, 2010

LCOM Sketch Blog Sketch #48 Reveal

The latest sketch and challenge has been loaded at Let's Capture Our Memories Sketch Blog!!

The talented Guylaine created an amazing sketch to work with. The challenge was to have a butterfly floating on your layout.

I created the following layout of my girls. The pictures were taken at my brothers wedding my my dear friend, Michelle.

Make sure to hop over to the blog to see the sketch and to play along for a great prize at LCOM!

Challenge #1: Create a layout using the posted sketch and place a butterfly on your layout for a chance to win a lovely kit from weScrap. Did you check out the newest kit: Fanciful Frames?

I have it up for grabs this month along with some random RAK's along the way! Keep checking in for more chances to win.

Due Date: August 31st

Draw Date: September 1st

Just email your layout to me at to earn your ballot for this month's draw.

Happy Scrapping!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mini Album Blog Hop Alert!!

Come and join us for Mini Album Blog Hop at weScrap!!

The iTeam and I have been whipping up some great mini's to share with you. I will have a Kustom Die Kuts mini to give away on my blog. Hope to see you joining in and vying for some great prizes!


Monday, August 2, 2010

Fanciful Frames Kit

Take a look at the lovely new kit at weScrap!!

Be sure to check out the gallery on the 5th for some creations from the DT.

For a list of the kit contents and ordering info please check out the store: weScrap Kit Store