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Friday, May 29, 2009

Walk In My Garden With Me...

Today I was out weeding my garden's and I decided to grab my big camera and play a little. See what kind of shots I could get. I've never been a big gardener, but when we bought this house in March of '94, we had no idea just how many flowers/gardens were under the snow! Over the years I've grown to enjoy it and the last couple years, I've started to love it even more. We have the bees, hummingbirds,'s just very peaceful. So, come, walk with me in my garden.

The first 2 are of our 6 mth old (yes, just 6 mths and 93 lbs) pup, Riley, who LOVES my gardens, the third is a robin's nest with 2 babies, the 4th if you look closely, you can actually see the water drops on the leaves and the bee pollinating the bells and the rest are some of the flowers in my gardens. I hope you like them.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Scrappy Bunch Raises Money For Cancer!

This is in our local paper this week!!! This was taken at our crop. My friend and partner for our Scrapbook Club, Kelli, is in the green and white shirt, Dave Metherall from Re/Max is in the middle and I'm on the right in brown!


This is my entry for this week's Stamping Bella challenge. This week was another sketch and I find them so inspiring!! We have a bridal shower coming up in June, so I was inspired by Nicky's sketch to complete Angie's card. I think she'll love it! I do!

  • Stamping Bella's 'Sposabella'
  • CTMH prisma glitter
  • CTMH gemstones
  • Stamping Bella ribbon
  • Paper Pack from WalMart
  • CTMH 'Say It In Style' stamp for the sentiment

Some More Creations From Friends at The Crop!

More work from my talented friends and family! I thought it would be nice to show them off! All of this was completed at our crop as well. We did manage to get something done!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My First Blog Award!!!!

Wow! I received my very first blog award from my very talented friend, Christine! Thank you SO very much, Christine! I find your work so inspiring and I'm touched for getting this award.
This award is given for one who shows great attitude and gratitude!

The rules for the lemonade stand awards are:
  • Comment on this blog
  • Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude
  • Link to your nominees within your blog post
  • Comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award
  • Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation

So now I will pass it on to the following great bloggers who I find always inspire me and I look forward to seeing the work that they do! I wish I could list every one of the blogs I visit, but here's just a few!

  1. Kim
  2. Leisa
  3. Jeanette
  4. Emily
  5. Nicky
  6. Dana
  7. Katie
  8. Kayleigh

Another SeaWorld Layout

The 2 pics of our kids in this layout are my favorites. I love how I captured the dolphins and manatee's behind them. Ashleigh LOVES dolphins and Andrew LOVES manatee's, so I was on a mission!! I hope you like it!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesdays Challenge Is Full Of Color!

This Tuesday's challenge is inspired by this gorgeous tulip! Thank you, Nancy, for sharing it with me! All you have to do is make something using this color pallette AND include a flower on your project!! Please email your project with 'flower' in your subject line by Sunday, May 31. All projects will be presented on my blog by Monday, June 1! Have fun!

Stampin' Out Alzheimer's

I was bloghopping this morning and went to visit Clearly Inspired and learned about "Stampin' Out Alzheimer's" You can sign up at Stampin' Out Alzheimer's and for a minimum $5 donation, you get to enter, play and win! Here's what Kim at Clearly Inspired had to say about it...

"The big event has finally arrived! The challenges have begun at the Stampin' Out Alzheimers website, and you do not want to miss all the fun and fabulous prizes! If you haven't registered and made a minimum $5 donation (which will go 100% to the Alzheimers Association!) you can do so by clicking on the yellow "give" button in the Stampin' Out Alzheimers box on the right sidebar of my blog. It'll take a little while to approve your membership, and then you're in! This has been a true labor of love for Jen Tapler, and she's been buried under a ton of work to make this event happen, so don't panic if you don't get instant approval."

I've added the widget to my sidebar as well, so enter, play and have fun! Let's all work together to STAMP OUT ALZHEIMER'S!

I Won!

I am so excited! My friend Christine called me yesterday and said "Have you chk'ed out Bloggabella?" I hadn't, so she said to go look! As you know, Stamping Bella runs a weekly contest. Entries are due in on Thursday at 5pm EST and posted on Friday. You then have another chance to win by posting a comment in the 'peanut gallery'! Last week, Emily said all the entries were so good, she couldn't choose, so she put all the names in a hat and her husband drew Carolyn, who happens to come out to our scrapbook club once a mth!! Then for the comments, Nicky pulled #4 and that's ME!! How funny is that! And on the wknd at our crop, Nancy won the gift cert from Stamping Bella and she's my cousin AND a monthly club member!! Isn't that great! Congrats to us all!!

'SeaWorld' Layout

Another SeaWorld layout. I bought the stickers in Michaels in the states and they were only $1.99 per sheet!! We'd pay about $7-8 here!

Monday, May 25, 2009

'Experience Life' Layout

I decided to get started on my Florida/Disney/Seaworld album last Saturday at our Crop For The Cure event. I thought "I have 12 hours, I'll get TONS done!" Well, I got 6 pages done! LOL! It's amazing how fast time flies when you're truly enjoying yourself. We also did prize draws every half hour to an hour and Kelli and I were busy with lunch/dinner preps etc, but we both managed to get work done.

Here's one of my layouts! This one is from SeaWorld...working on these pages makes me want to hurry back again!

Some Cards and Layouts From Crop For The Cure!

These are all cards done by girls in our scrapbook group. I just wanted to share their talent with you!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Scrapbook For The Cure, A HUGE Success!

Hello everyone! Yesterday my friend Kelli and I hosted "Scrapbook For The Cure", an all day scrapbooking event to raise money for Breast Cancer on behalf of Re/Max Landmark Keswick and Kelli and Karen's Scrapbooking Club. We had everything donated, so we were able to give 100% of the proceeds to Southlake Reginal Health Center to aid in Breast Cancer Research. We ran the event from 10am - 10pm and we had a FANTASTIC day. Food was amazing, company was fantastic...just an all 'round great day. We had 2 local papers cover the event and I have to tell you, we're so very proud to say....

WE RAISED CLOSE TO $1700.00!!!!!!!!!!!!

A special thank you goes out to...
  • Re/Max Landmark Keswick
  • All our sponsers and all who donated WONDERFUL prizes
  • All the girls who attended as well as those who weren't able to, but still bought their table
  • All who gave monetary donations to the girls
  • The Advocate and SNAP Georgina for coming out to cover our event


Without all of you, this wouldn't have been possible. A heartfelt thank you to all of you for helping make Kelli and my FIRST "Scrapbook For The Cure" event such a wonderful day.

Here's a list of our sponsers!

  • Triple "G" Catering
  • Christopher's Pizza
  • Zehrs
  • Brenz Sweets
  • Keswick Dental
  • Aroma Spa
  • The Lakeside Bistro
  • Confidente Salon and Spa
  • Stamping Bella
  • Catherine of Stampin' Up
  • Connie of Close to my Heart
  • Di of Creative Memories
  • Janet of Avon
  • York Regional Police
  • Sue from Rogers
  • Harveys/Swiss Chalet
  • The Water Source
  • Carol of Re/max
  • Dollarama
  • Family Dollar Mania
  • Close To My Heart

Friday, May 22, 2009

Check This Out!

I was blog hopping yesterday (what else is new..LOL!) and came across Joanne's blog "just a little something" and she has a great recipe and idea on there for home made Body Scrubs!! Check it out here!! I can't wait to try this out...

Thanks Joanne!

"These Are Things I Love To Do.." 9x9 Layouts

I'm sure you can tell at this point, this is an album I'm putting together for our daughter. I have to get working on Andrew's as well. Again, this is using 9x9 Simply Snapshots "Sweet Pea" album pages. I've added my owb embellishments, journalled and I'm done! This album has been so easy for me to put together and very easy to keep up with. I highly recommend these pages!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

'Isabella' 6x 6 Accordian Album

I hope everyone who is having wonderful weather is having a chance to get out and enjoy it. We're having a heatwave here in Ontario. It's wonderful! This week, over at Stamping Bella, the challenge was a sketch challenge and I really had fun with this one. I am working on a 6x6 CTMH Accordian album for my new niece, Isabella (surprise Lee and when I saw Nicky's sketch, it was PERFECT for the front of this little album!! I'll showcase it again once all the pics are in it. Enjoy!

  • "Sunday Dress" Stamping Bella
  • Sentiment - Stamping Bella
  • Charm - Stamping Bella
  • CTMH Sweet Pea paper pack
  • CTMH 6x6 papers
  • CTMH prisma glitter
  • Pearls - Cosco

More 9x9 Layouts!

Here's another and I've turned the one side so that the journalling area is at the top of the page and I used my cricut to cut out the letters and on the second page, the journalling is on the left of the page and I used the journalling prompts at the top and Ashleigh and I filled in with answers! Pretty easy huh?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

More 9x9 Layout Fun!

Here's another layout (and a half) using the Simply Snapshot "Sweet Pea" album pages. I've added more embellishments on these ones, but see how 'simple' it is to make a great layout with these pages!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fun In The Leaves, 9x9 Layout

Good morning! Hope all my Canadian friends/family had a wonderful Victoria Day long wknd. A little early this year, so was a little chilly, but nice to have that extra day! I didn't get a chance to play in my scraproom this wknd, but I did want to share some 9x9 layouts with you. These layouts are done using Close To My Heart's "Simply Snapshots" album pages. I LOVE these pages. They make scrapbooking so easy! You add your 4x6 photo, a little journalling and embellishments if you wish and you're done!! They are fantastic and very easy to work with. This particular paper is "Sweet Pea" and I've also used "My Stickease Journalling Prompts" as well. Again, love these as well!

Over the next couple days, I'll showcase some more to show you what you can do with these great snapshot pages! The "Simply Snapshot" album pages sell for $10.95 each and you receive 12 pages, so you can make 24 (9x9) layouts!! The journalling prompts sell for $4.95 and include 2 (6x12) clear adhesive sheets and you can get them in "About Me" which is what I used, or "Seasons"