Saturday, January 30, 2010

LCOM Sketch Reveal & Challenge #6

I just debuted my sketch on the Let's Capture These Sketches Blog. I love what everyone did with my sketch this month. Hop on over and check out all the lovely creations.

Here is the sketch I posted:


Here is the layout I created using some fun Prima papers and the wonderful, funky goodies from our sponsor Creative Expressions .


Challenge: Use my sketch as the foundation for your next layout and email me at to earn your ballot for the lovely Chatterbox album and weScrap kit!

Bonus: Send it in to the LCOM Blog for a chance to win some awesome goodies from Creative Expressions!! Check the blog for details.

Happy Scrapping!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Challenge #5 ~ Color Challenge

I whipped up some samples for a Basic Grey Origins Layout class that I will be teaching at Macpherson's Crafts in St Marys. I must say that the papers weren't something I thought I would buy for myself. I tend to lean towards bright colors with lots of bling and glitter potential.

(If you live near St Marys and would like to sign up for the class this coming Friday, send me an email for info.)

BUT.... I just fell in love with this line. It is so lovely and elegant. The colors are so serene together. It worked with a few pics that I have been wanting to scrap.

This BG Class Kit allows you to make a 2 page layout and 2 single pages. What a great addition to my scrapbook!

Here are my two favorites. The first features Paige and is the Bloom and Grow page:


The second features a picture of my friend Michelle and I on New Years Eve. We attended a wedding of our friends Leah and Mark. They looked amazing.... congrats again to them.

Life Long Friends Class

Challenge: Use any of the colors featured in the Basic Grey Origins line as the main colors on your next card or layout. Email it to me at to earn a ballot for this months prize draw. A free kit of your choice from weScrap and a Chatterbox Denim Album!! Yummy!!

Due Date: January 31st

Happy Scrapping!


Friday, January 22, 2010

LCOM Random Hearts Contest & Challenge #4

You really don't want to miss this! LCOM is having a fun contest right now.... check it out:

Hello ladies!! Welcome to the "Random Hearts Contest

We would like to have some fun and share some prizes!!! Do you want to play??? Its easy!!

All you have to do is SIGN UP IN THIS THREAD if you want to play! I will add your name to the list.... and through the next few weeks ... you will see the random heart blinkies at the top of a challenge or contest ---- you just NEVER know where one might pop up for you to earn some random heart points! You can earn up to 30 points!! So keep your eyes open!! Might see one on the blog *wink* or maybe my blog!! Be on the lookout When you see the blinkie you will see how many points that challenge is worth! (if you find it in a card challenge you will have to complete that card challenge to earn that point... sketch challenge you will have to complete that sketch to earn the point... if they are on the blogs there will be a note telling you what you are required to do to earn that point.. clear as mud?? ) Keep checking your signatures ... I will be updating those with the number of hearts you have earned to date!!!!!!!

NOW... the DT is playing along and will each be posting a challenge for you along the way which will count for a random heart point and the girls will be offering up a RAK for playing along with their challenges! and of course LCOM will have a prize for the winner at the end!.... if there is more than one person that makes it to 30 points we will draw randomly! SOUND good!?!?!

Heck ya!! I signed up already to play!

Challenge: Sign up to play along with me and the girls at LCOM. Everyone who signs up will earn a ballot for the monthly prize. If you are already signed up and a member.... post below and I'll make sure you also get a ballot. Sign up Here: Sign Up Thread

Due Date: January 31st


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Congrats Barb & Challenge #4

I am so thrilled for my BF Barb. She and her hubby Ron just welcomed a new baby boy to the world. I admire her so much. Imagine having another baby just shy of 40 years old!! She rocks!

Introducing Barclay Alexander Danger Whalen , 9 lbs 8 oz & 22 inches :

Challenge: In honor of my friends newest addition to her family I would like to see you create a Congratulations or Baby Card. Email it to me at to earn a ballot for the monthly prize. A Chatterbox Denim Album and a weScrap kit of choice!! This prize is valued at $50.00!!
Due Date: January 31st
Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

weScrap January Kit Reveal & Challenge #3

I have to say how much I love the January kit at weScrap. I love the vintage and Shabby Chic feel this kit has. The iTeam created some amazing layouts using this kit. iTeam Gallery

For a full kit description or for ordering details please click here: Wind Beneath My Wings Kit

The iTeam will be featuring more creations using this kit during the weScrap Crop:

Here is my favorite layout that I created using this kit. It features a wonderful photo of Emmy that my friend Sean Camp took. I used alot of ink and Glimmer Mist on this layout. I loved getting down and dirty for this one. I took a piece to patterned paper and misted it with water and then crumpled it up. I ran two different kinds of ink over it so the crack showed. I then sprayed it with Glimmer Mist. I also used Glimmer Mist on the Dollie. I also inked the edges of the cardstock to get that grungy look.

Quote Reads: " Thine eyes are springs in which serene and silent waters heaven is seen." ~William Cullen Bryant

Challenge: I would like to see a layout that is dirty and grungy. Fold, tear, rip or crumple your pages. You can add some subtle ink or alot. The degree of dirt is up to you. When you are done, email your creation to me at to earn a ballot for this months prize.

I have a great Chatterbox denim album and a kit of your choice from weScrap!!

Due Date: January 31st

Happy Scrapping!


Friday, January 8, 2010

Lets Capture These Sketches Blog Hop

It’s time for another CAPTURE THESE SKETCHES blog hop!!! WELCOME!! Very much hope you decide to play along with us on our first blog hop for 2010. Lots of talented ladies have each created a layout inspired by a sketch created by Tina.

To take part all you have to do is start at the sketch blog and then visit each of the blogs in the order given! Leave a comment on each blog and finally return to the sketch blog and leave a comment there telling us you have completed the blog hop and your name will be put into a draw for some fun goodies by the blog sponsor Let's Capture Our Memories!

Along the way you may also have chances to win prizes from the individual blog owners, so make sure to read each blog post!!

I created this layout of my youngest daughter Paige. I got a chance to use a really cool Owl image that seemed to go perfectly with the owl on her shirt! I got lucky.

Here is the blog hop order!! (Please link each person's blog... addresses are on the sketch blog...)Sketch Blog
Tina's Blog
Guylaine's Blog
Darlene's Blog
Ann's Blog
Susan's Blog
Allison's Blog
Calia's Blog
Lynne's Blog
Tara's Blog **You are here**
January Guest Designer Heather’s Blog
Back to the Sketch Blog

Hope you are inspired to get creating, maybe get a few of those festive holiday photographs scrapped, or create a page summarising your 2009. Don’t forget you can rotate the sketch, substitute the 4 photographs for 2 (or however many you like!), just use the sketch to inspire you and most of all, have fun!! You have until 7Pm EST on Sunday, Jan 10th to play along!! Good luck!!Thanks for playing along and happy 2010 to you all!

BONUS: I offer up a monthly prize on my blog and everyone who uses Tina's sketch and sends me a copy at will earn a ballot for my prize draw! You will have until January 31st on my blog to earn a ballot. Become a follower and also earn a ballot. Already a follower you automatically get a ballot. An extra couple chances to win a cool prize. Way cool eh?

Happy Scrapping!


Challenge #1 ~ Go Big

Let's start the year off BIG!!
I created the following layout of Emmy to showcase her charm. I wanted to use some big elements on the page to go with just how much charm she exudes in real life. If you've ever been lucky enough to meet my eldest daughter you would know just how true to life this layout is.

I had some wonderful Crate paper that I received from my local craft store, MacPhersons Crafts where I design for and teach. If you live anywhere within the vicinity of St Marys, Ontario be sure to check it out and maybe even sign up for a class or two.

I cut out the lovely flowers and added some amazing dimensional gem pebbles. I love how this layout turned out.

Challenge: Use some big and bold element on your page. Then email your creation to to earn a ballot for this months prize draw. I have a great prize this month. How would you like a Chatterbox Denim Album and a paper kit of your choice from weScrap?? I thought so.

How do you win?? Just become a follower of my blog to automatically earn a ballot. With every challenge you complete during the month you will earn a ballot as well. Sometimes I post easy ways to win such as word games and crosswords. I even just ask for a comment on a certain day for ballots so remember to check in often for more chances.

Due Date: January 31st

Happy Scrapping!


LCOM Sketch Blog Hop

Come and join me later tonight for the LCOM Blog Hop!!

Hope to see you!


Check this out ~ weScrap Kit

weScrap just posted thier Yummy new January kit. If you love Shabby Chic and Vintage then this kit will make you drool!

If you are interested in pruchasing this lovely kit or would like more informatipn on the contents click here: Wind Beneath My Winds Kit

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

December Blog Winner

It's time to announce the winner of the December Blog Draw. Thanks again to everyone who found the time during the busiest month of the year to create and share with me. I was crazy busy and hardly found time to shower this last month. LOL
This months winner of the weScrap Holiday Limited Edition kit is:

Nicole R.!!!

Congrats. Please send me your mailing address and I'll send out this fab kit. Then you can start scrapping some of the great Christmas pics you've taken this season.

Another round of challenges will begin tomorrow. Another prize up for grabs too. I'll post that tomorrow as well.
Thanks again to everyone for all the wonderful creations and for taking part in my challenges! Remember that everyone who is a follower also gets a ballot every month.


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Monday, January 4, 2010

1st Quote of Christmas

"They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney;
he really enters through the heart." ~ Mrs. Paul M. Ell.

Challenge: Use any of the featured Quotes on a layout or card to earn a ballot for this months draw. Email it to me at to earn your ballot.

Due: January 5th


2nd Quote of Christmas

"There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child." ~ Erma Bombeck

Challenge: Use any of the featured Quotes on a layout or card to earn a ballot for this months draw. Email it to me at to earn your ballot.

Due: January 5th