Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A teacher gift

I have one teacher gift done, and one to go!  (I need a second coffee can), and as I don't drink coffee, I'll have to "borrow" read:  take, and not return one from someone!

materials used: coffee can; simple stories pp, stickers, cut outs and letter stickers; tag - Jillan Anger (the Scrapping Nook)  adhesive - beacons Zip dry;  seam binding - unknown; ink - stampin' up


Sunday, November 27, 2011

I've been Highlighted!!!

The Paper Variety has highlighted ME today on their blog.  Please go check it out!  Soooooo excited.



Friday, November 25, 2011

A birthday card for a challenge

The Paper Variety has put out this challenge:

Here is the prize:

and here is my card I made for my dad's birthday:

materials used:  file folder - grand and toy; flower, ribbon & leaves - unknown; brad - american crafts; stamp - studio G; ink - Martha stewart & ranger; corner puch - ek success

I was inspired by the leaves, and the colours.  Fingers crossed that I win a prize!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Dad's 60th birthday cake

Tomorrow night we are having a surprise birthday party for my dad.  He turns 60 on December 18, and fankly, no one really can get together then, so we are having it this week.  I made his cake (with Noah and Ethan's influence of design)  I hope he likes it.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

A thankful challenge

Even though we in Canada celebrated thanksgiving in October, our American friends are celebrating this next week.  The Paper Variety put out a challenge for a layout to use the word thanks in the title somehow...  I used Thankful.  The Scrapping Nook is finishing up the November week long on-line crop tomorrow, and challenge #17 was to use a recipe on a layout.  So, naturally, I put both of these great challenges together and came up with:

materials used:  bo bunny, imaginence pp; prima leaves; ek success boarder punch; simple stories letter stickers; ranger glossy accents; forever in time pearls; unknown ribbon; staedtler pens in brown and orange  based on a layout I found in Scrapbook and cards today magazine fall 2011


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A tag and a double page lay out

Hi there!
I don't do too many double page layouts...but I wanted to showcase both boys and their art that they made to give to Auntie Christie & Uncle Mark for their wedding in September.  The quote is one of the challenges from The Scrapping Nook's week long on-line crop (happening right now!) and the layout is based on sketch #182 from Creative Scrappers

based on creative scrappers sketch #182
pp-cosmo cricket, fancy pants & simple stories; thread ikea; distressing tool - tim holtz; ink - ranger & martha stewart; cardstock - bazzill; pen - staedtler; chipboard letters - the girls paperie; stickles & glossy accents - ranger; adhesive - beacons & american crafts; pop dot - forever in time; edge punch - eksuccess

..and this is one of about 10 tags that I've made to get a head start. (also for The Scrapping Nook week long on-line crop).  After I posted the one on the left in the scrapping nook gallery, I decided I needed to "spruce" it up a little (HA!)...and I embossed it with a sizzix folder, inked it with green ranger ink and added candy cane stickles by ranger.  What do you think?

materials used: ink - stampin up! & ranger; cricut cartridge: lyrical letters; stamp - stampin up!; ribbon & file folder - unknown

We've had some sort of "bug" come through our house the last few days.  Unfortunately, everyone is having a turn - I'm feeling much better today, and have kept everything that I've eaten inside my body (fingers crossed).  Maybe I'll get to creating again this afternoon.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

sketch challenges

This one is based on Creative Scrappers sketch #181:

pp - bo bunny; ink - ranger; distress tool - tim holtz; floss - bazzill; sew ez tool - wermemory keepers; punch - ek success; pop dots - forever in time; adheasives - beacons & american crafts

This one is based on pagemaps blog sketch challenge:

Late Night
cardstock - bazzill, bo bunny; pp - bo bunny; letters - the girls paperie; ribbon - unknown; circle punch - ek success; pen - marvy; distresser - tim holtz; adhesive - beacons & american crafts


Thursday, November 10, 2011


I finally got around to scrapping this photos of the 4 Perrin cousins from last December (how embarrassing), but I did so because of the challenge set forth by The Paper Variety.  The challenge is to put a family word - "family", "dad", "mom" "cousin" etc. into the title, and this is what I came up with:

Sorry that the photo isn't all that great, it reads:  Cousins by chance, Friends by choice December 2010.

supplies used:  pp, rubons, stickers - fancy pants; grungeboard letters - tim holtz; letter stickers - cosmo cricket; thread - coats; adheasive - ez runner, zip dry; ink - Ranger; sketch - pagemaps Jan 2011

Ethan is home sick today, so this is about all of the creating for today.  I am heading to Karen's Creations Friday for an evening crop.  Should be fun (and I hope productive).


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Some LO's from the Port Elgin Weekend Retreat

Hi there!

Karen's Creations hosted a weekend retreat at the Super 8 Motel in Port Elgin over the weekend!  I had a blast!  I ate too much, slept too little and laughed until I cried.  Oh yea, I also created some things!:


pp - color coordinations, bo bunny; brads, star pin - maya road; buttons, doilie, floss & flowers - unknown; sew ez tool and sew ez ribbon tool - we r memory keepers; stamp - tim holtz; embossing powder - american crafts; ink - ranger; cardstock - bazzill

Noah Starts Grade 1
pp - bo bunny, simple stories & TPC studio; stamps - stampin' up; ink - ranger; thread - ikea; cricut cartridge "simply sweet"; distress tool - tim holtz; letter stickers - authentique
 First Day of School
pp- piggy tales, mme and bo bunny; stickers - bo bunny; thread - ikea; letter stickers - authentique; ink - ranger; distress tool - tim holtz; brads - mme; sketch - pagemaps sct calendar september 2011; punch - ek success
 Waiting for 539
based on sketch #98 Creative Scrappers
pp - fancy pants, cosmo cricket & piggy tales; thread - ikea; ribbon, eyelets, buttons - unknown; spray & ink - ranger; floss - bazzill; eyelet setter - we r memory keepers
 December Daily 2011 - mini album

Simple stories pp; bazzill cardstock; ranger ink, stickles and glossy accents; coats & ikea thread; tim holtz distress tool; we r memory keepers sew ez tool and eyelet setter; + a whole bunch of pop dots etc.

and here are some photos from the weekend: