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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Papa and his Girls - Easter 2011

This is a LO I came up with to showcase a gorgeous photo I took of my dad and 2 of his granddaughter's. Jayla, on the left, is my brother's daughter and Bella, on the right, is my sister's youngest. We celebrated Easter and her 2nd birthday together. I just love this LO!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Christmas - 2009

One thing I am really enjoying about digital scrapbooking is that I can go through all my photo cd's that I haven't had a chance to print and whip up a great LO and get it in and printed! These are photo's on a CD that my mom gave me a bit ago and I haven't printed anything from it. So, here's a couple to get me started. These are from 2009. We had a gift exchange and then a little dance with Cowbot Santa!!!! LOL!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Layouts

Here's a couple Easter LO's I did .. yep, digital! The first one is Easter morning. There were 26 eggs hidden around the house. Seems the Easter Bunny FORGOT there were 26 eggs!! I found 2 more the next day! Ashleigh had fun finding them. She had a busy wknd. Easter hunt at her friends for the whole day on Sat, another Easter Hunt at our neighbors on Sunday afternoon and then a picnic and dinner at our neighbors Monday!! Social butterfly!

The LO below is a little kit we gave her. It came with 5 cardboard dogs and she gets to make the fashion accessories! She's REALLY into fashion right now, so she had fun with it!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Cards

Good morning! It's a rainy one here in Ontario, but hey, April showers bring May flowers, right?? Maybe a flood too? So, here's the Easter cards I made for my nephew and 3 nieces. All materials are CTMH and the stamp is "Sensational Seasons". Hope everyone had a fabulous Easter wknd!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Jayla - 1 yr old

Here's another digi LO of my niece, Jayla. She just turned 3 in January. It's nice to be getting these on paper. Now I just have to find somewhere to print them!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Check This Out!!!!

"DigiD Went A Little Wild Creating Easter And
Spring Digital Stamps This Year.
YOU Get To Benefit From The Craziness
And Get 25 Free Digital Stamps!"
Click HERE to get yours! I did!

LMCB #35 - Sketch and a DT Call!

Happy Easter!!

Good morning!! Guess what! It's Sunday and that means a new Lasting Memories challenge!! Sweet and simple, follow this sketch!! Yep, that's it and guess what, this is done in paper .. yes PAPER, NOT digital! LOL! Hop on over to Lasting Memories and be inspired to play along!!! Don't forget, DT - last call this week!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

An AMAZING Giveaway!!!!!!

**2nd post today, scroll down for my latest digi LO!**

How cool is this!! Want a chance to win?? Click HERE to see how!!!

Daddy & His Girl

This is my brother and his daughter, Jayla. I couldn't resist this layout idea!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Beach Baby Bella!!


Today is my niece, Isabella, AKA Bella (Bunny) 2nd birthday! We're heading over later today to celebrate both her birthday and Easter. Looking fwd to it!! Here's another digital LO (can you say .. ADDICT!!?) that I did in honor of Bella's birthday!

Happy Birthday sweet girl, may all your dreams and wishes come true and may your day be filled with love, laughter, fun and most important .. family!! LOVE YOU!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

"Happy Thanksgiving" Oct 2010

Hello!! Well, I think I am addicted to digi scrapbooking!! UH OH!! I even went and dug out all my photo CD's to see what I can get caught up on. I have a habit of hoarding all my pics on disc and never printing till I realize Hey!! I could have scrapped those!! So, here we go!! These are family photo's from Thanksgiving dinner that we hosted this past October. I really enjoyed hosting it. We left for Florida a couple days later, so it was important to me to host it. This is my 3rd digi attempt and I actually started with a blank slate on this one!! Ali .. what have you done to me?! LOL!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Beautiful Smile .. Beautiful Girl

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Here's another digital image I did at Daisytrail. You can dl the free software there and there's a lot of great kits available as well. I can see this becoming addicting!! I can sit and play while the kid's are having lunch without making a mess and worrying about them getting into my crafty stuff. These are photo's that my sister's friend, Johanna, took. Aren't they beautiful?? Now I just have to figure out how to print these. Have a great day!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Going Digital For Easter!! My First Digi Attempt!!

At Lasting Memories this week, we're challenging you to use an Easter theme!! My earlier LO was all about flowers and Easter colors. Today I decided to dabble in digi scrapbooking!! So, here's my first attempt and I chose to do another Easter LO for Lasting Memories!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

LMCB #34 - Easter Theme!

Good morning!! This week at Lasting Memories, we're challenging you to use an Easter theme. Can be photo's, colors, bunnies...whatever you think has an Easter feel to it!! I have been super busy making wedding invitations, so I had to cheat a little this week, but seeing as I have so many new friends and followers, there's a chance you haven't seen this one!!! I don't have Easter pics on hand, so I went with colors and photo's that remind me of Easter and spring. Easter to me is family, flowers, pastel colors...spring, spring, spring!!! Now hop on over to Lasting Memories and be sure to chk out the DT as they have inspired me once again!!! Have a fun day!

  • paisley paper (michaels)
  • colored cardstock (michaels)
  • CTMH 'Colonial White' ribbon rounds
  • scallop punch
  • brads (dollarama)
  • CTMH Dimensional Elements Ribbon Accents
  • CTMH 'Treasure Life' September SOTM

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I Was Published!!

Good morning!! I am excited to tell you all that I was published in our Toronto Zoo newsletter!! Remember last fall I showed you the tree frogs that were on our pool ledge?? I was told to send the info to our zoo and they PUBLISHED my story/pics!! How cool is that!! They did mistake Ashleigh as my "grand"daughter, lol, but it's all good! Check THIS out!!! Scroll down to Page 5 and you'll see it there "A Great Escape For Grey Tree Frogs"


Sunday, April 10, 2011

I'm Behind!

Morning all!! Just wanted to let you know today is a new Lasting Memories challenge! I didn't get a chance to get mine done yet. Hubby had shoulder surgery on Friday, so we've had a quiet wknd, but all is going well so I think I can get in my craft room today and get a LO done :) Hop on over to LMCB and chk out the DT inspiration!! Hope you can play along!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Divas by Design DT Call

**scroll down for my tribute post and see how I used CTMH flip flaps for my keepsakes!**

Diva's by Design are having a DT call! Go check them out! Here's my entries!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Forever In Our Hearts

Here's a 2 pg layout I did in honor of Papa. As some of you know, he passed away March 19th and we had a memorial service on March 26th. I wanted to do something special and something where I could keep all the cards, program etc in a safe place. Plus, the urn was absolutely beautiful as well and we were given a photo of it, so I thought it would be nice to have a special place for that as well. So this is what I came up with! I cut the "In Memory Of.." in half and cut to size that worked for me and then decided I would hinge his photo to the poem. On the other page, I used a 12x6" memory flip flap to enclose sympathy cards and his program etc in and then attached that to my page protector. When you turn it, you find some hidden journaling. I'm really happy with the way this turned out!

I don't know if you can see the journaling, but the Papa ALWAYS had a fedora on. At the luncheon, grandma put all his hats out and I believe most of the grandchildren and some of the GREAT grandchildren all got to choose one. I just love this pic. He would have loved to see this!! The business card was his little side business after he retired. He was actually given that nickname from the guys at the garage where he took the scrap. Suited him!

Supplies: (all CTMH)
  • 12x6" flip flaps
  • "Miracle" paper pack/stickease
  • Chipboard letters
  • Ink - sweet leaf and heavenly blue

The Best of Friends...

Last night I was working on wedding invites in my craft room and Ashleigh came in and curled on the floor with her pc to watch a movie .. next thing we knew, in came the dogs. Hubby had his cell on him, so he took this pic and I just had to share!! When you see them all together like this, Riley next to Ash, is one BIG dog! We just thought this was super cute! Riley even has his paw around Buddy .. love it!