Friday, January 28, 2011

sketch challenge

here is my entry into the sketch competition at 2 Scrapbook Friends.  It is a pagemaps sketch (and you know how much I LOVE pagemaps).  I was asked not to show my neice's photo on the web by her parents, so that is why the photo is covered.

materials used:  cardstock - bazzill & staples; pp - sassafrass lass; letter stickers - cosmo cricket & kaiser craft; floss - bazzill; unknown lace and buttons; thread - gutterman; zip dry; grungeboard letters - tim holtz; silver tinsel - ranger; heat gun - marvy; crop-a-dile big bite - WeRMK



Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tag - I'm apparently it

Tag Time

I have been following blogs for awhile now and each year I get better and posting on mine more often. The other day I saw that a blog/scrapper friend, Chelle, did one of those Q & A things and I noticed she tagged me.
Here are my answers:

1.Four shows that you watch:

Criminal Minds
Biggest Loser
Big Bang Theory

2. Four things you are passionate about:
my boys
my church

3. Four words/phrases you say a lot:
You're joking, right?!
I don't think so!
I love you.
give me some cuddles

4. Four things you've learned from the past:
each mile stone is special
the dishes don't get done unless you turn on the tap
dust settles

5. Four places you would like to go:
back to Sudbury

6. Four things you did yesterday:
worked out
surfed the net
wrote in my food journal
hugged my boys
7. Four things you are looking forward to:

scrapping more often
both boys in school
going back to school myself
going on March break vacation
8. Four things you love about winter:
Willie weekend"snow days"
building snow people and pigs with my boys
shovelling (yes, I do like to shovel the snow)

9. Four people I tag to play along (no pressure though and sorry if you've been tagged already or I don't know you very well cause don't have alot of close friends that blog!):
Only have four followers - and Chell already got me - so I'm not going to fill this in!
today is a new day

a weekend of scrapping challenges

I have been busy over at Scrap~tures message boards doing some awesome birthday challenges this past weekend.  Here are my creations:

This challenge was to have a lay out with a cake - Grandma Becker's 90th birthday party worked great for this!

materials:  pp- bo bunny, cardstock - bazzill & staples; font - teletype; punch - fiskars; flower - prima; letter stickers - cosmo cricket & doodlebug designs; zip dry; thread - gutterman; unknown pearls; sketch from sct pagemaps calendar

 The challenge here was to use GOLD - I used gold glitter, and then used my heat gun.
materials:  cardstock - bazzill, fiskars; stamps - studio G; ink - ranger; glitter - ranger; heat gun - Marvy; pop dots; zip dry

This was the hotpotato challenge ( I got a coolio blinkie, that I will try to put on this blog...) had to "scraplift the LO above, and had 60 minutes to complete:
materials:  pp - bo bunny; cardstock - staples; floss - moon; buttons - out of my button jar; zip dry; popdots; letter stickers - doodle bug designs; journalling pen - staedtler

This next one, had to use something in a group of three:
materials:  cardstock - bazzill & fiskars ; pp -I've had this forever and a day; letter stickers - kaiser craft & cosmo cricket; embossing folders - provo craft; corner rounder - ek success; ribbon - american crafts?I think; unknown brown lace at top; sct pagemaps calendar sketch 2011

This is a new technique card that chelle gave us - I've changed the buttons out for pearls (as that was part of the challenge, and aparently I cannot read); I am sending it to my secret card reciepient for the Scrapping Nook for the January card swap
materials:  pp - little yellow bicycle; cardstock - fiskars & staples; ribbon - offray; buttons - my button jar; zip dry; stamp - studio G

This is also for the Project 12 for scrapbook and cards today
materials:  cardstock - bazzill; pp - little yellow bicycle; grunge letters - tim holtz; buttons - bo bunny; tag and ribbon - unknown; floss - bazzill; zip dry; ezrunner; pagemaps project 12 sketch



Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Where have I been????

Well, I've been at the Owen Sound family Y, that's where!!! I've also done some creating for the Scrapping Nook challenges they had this past week.  Here are some:

pp - bo bunny; zip dry; ez runner; pop dots; letter stickers - doodle bug designs and cosmo cricket; thread; border punch - fiskars; metal snowflake brad - unknown; based on the July 2011 pagemaps sketch calendar
*and the last of the ribbon I used to make the gals boquets at my wedding - it is now gone!*

pp - bo bunny, basic grey, shabby green door; letter stickers - doodlebug; grungeboard letters - tim holtz; chipboard letters - maya road; glitter - ranger; perfect medium - ranger heart stamp - greenloner international; thread; staedtler pen - black & brown; liquid aplique - Marvy;
based on a bonus sketch out of Pagemaps 2011 calendar

cardstock - bazzill; pp - pink paislee; letter stickers - kaiser craft, bo bunny; rub ons - pink paislee, little yellow bicycle; ink - ranger; stamp - 7 gypsies; embossing folder - provo craft; tree cut out - cricut;
based on sketch August from the page maps 2011 calendar

pp - bo bunny, cardstock - staples; stickles - ranger; zip dry; letter stickers - basic grey; unknown sparkly snowflake

cardstock - Bazzill; pp - Kaiser craft; cricut cartridges - Graphically speaking, Designers Calendar, Mini Monograms, Ashlyn's alphabet; zip dry; ez runner; cuddlebug embossing folders;
sketch pagemaps calendar April

cardstock - bazzill; pp - basic gray, cosmo cricket; letter stickers - fancy pants; Journalling spots - basic gray; ez runner and zip dry adhesives; ink - ranger "fired brick"; floss - bazzill "pomegrantate"; paper piercer - tim holtz; staedtler pen - black; 7 gypsies circle stamp

pp - bo bunny; rub ons - kaiser craft; car & arrow stickers - imaginisce (thanks Janice!); floss - bazzill; letter stickers - unkown (5+ years old); pop dots; ezrunner; zip dry; sharpie black ultra fine point; white pen - marvy
Based on Janice's "Alex" layout

I was very inspired by this months challenges.  The DT did an amazing job.  Off to the Y again tomorrow...



Thursday, January 6, 2011

Win $100 to my favourite store!!!

So, I'm helping out Jodi Wilton.  She is a design team member at the Scrapping Nook, and told me about this contest:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Win $100 Gift Certificate!


To celebrate GET YOUR SKETCH ON,
I want to give away something AMAZING!

So I was trying to think of a prize I would like to receive....

What about a $100 Gift Certificate to a store of your choice!

So here's what you got to do....

Follow us here on the blog: 1 entry
Follow us on Twitter: 1 entry
Participate in a Sketch: 1 entry
Refer a friend: 1 entry per referral
Post us on your Blog: 5 entries!

That's an unlimited number of Entries!

The Closing Date will be VALENTINES DAY!

(for friend referrals, they need to post this on their blog,
and mention your name in the post)
so now, I've mentioned her, and posted it on my to figure out how to use that Mr. Linky thing...???

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Some photos to share...

...OK, I have LOTS of photos!!!  I've not been on here for a while, so I guess it is time for some catch up.  Here we go... 
                    Christmas eve, the boys set out a Santa snack before bed.

Christmas morning they had to look for the pickle before any present opening:

 Opening up the stockings:

 Gifts from Mommy and Daddy - PLAYMOBILE!!!! (we heart playmobile)

 Baby Jesus was found!!!
story:  Brad has a lot of Nativity sets - including a playmobile one.  Ethan hid some of the parts about 1 week prior to Christmas...and we found all of them (except for the baby Jesus), so Brad ended up putting the set away NEVER to be played with again...Christmas morning, Brad finds baby Jesus at the bottom of his stocking. 
The quote:  "Ethan is either  a good jokster, or a great theologeon", Brad

 There is a challenge from the Scrapping Nook to neaten up our scrapping spaces.  My space isn't very messy...but it is in the corner of the dining area and this is what the bedroom looked like.  (what you don't see is the 5 grocery bags in my closet FULL of crap!!!  And also, some of the completed albulms were on the piano, and the rest were on the games shelf in the office.

here is the new smaller shelf (before the big one was built - so it did neaten it up a bit)

and here is the after...
now, that green bag is the 6th to go through, (and it is mostly letter stickers - so I need to find a system for those), and my new wheelie cart is still in the dining area - but it is a BIG improvement.  The only books that didn't fit were my original 8 1/2 x there are 5 books still in the office.

 So, that has been my week and 1/2.  I had a great birthday.  My BFF Penny came up for NYE, and my parents came on Sunday.  I got my membership at the Owen Sound Y, and have signed up for stuff - and WENT on Monday.  So I think 2011 is off to a great start thus far.