Monday, April 29, 2013

Weekly Use Your Stuff Challenge

This week on the Use Your Stuff blog, Lynne challenged us to get into spring by using pastels on a project. Here's my layout:

Have a great day!!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Project Life Week #16

I am a little bit behind posting my Week 16 Project Life pages. Not because they take me a long time to do but because I got wrapped up in trying to sort and organize all my scrapbooking supplies – both paper and digital - and organizing my albums. I’m pleased to say that’s all done now and I feel much better. I’ll try to remember to post more about that another time. For now, here are my Week 16 pages.
Week 16 ~ left page

Week 16 ~ right page
Have I mentioned how much I’m enjoying doing these pages? I’m doing them digitally but I’m seriously thinking I might do them the traditional way next year. That way, I can use those lovely pocket pages that I’m seeing everywhere. I’m even thinking about doing my wedding album. I’ve been married now for almost 18 years and my photos are still in their original album. Some are still in a box. I think it’s time I got them sorted somehow and I think a Project Life style album is the way to go.  Have you given any thought to using Project Life supplies for an album? It really is an easy way to get those photos out of the box and on display. I wish it had been around when my girls were younger. If you’re thinking about it at all, now’s the time to get your supplies. Tammy at Scrapbooker’s InnerCircle is holding a pre order giveaway. Anyone who places (or has placed) a pre-order between March 1, 2013 and May 4, 2013 will be entered in a draw to receive their order free! Also, she’s holding a huge contest. Check my blog on May 3 for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate!!

Pre-Order Project Life now to be entered to win your order for free!

Have a great day everyone. And, as always, thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Giveaway Announcement

I have a very exciting announcement!

On May 3, 2013, I will be hosting a giveaway on this blog for Scrapbooker's Inner Circle. They are the Canadian online resource for all things Project Life. I'm using the Project Life supplies to document 2013 and am really enjoying it! If you visit my blog on the giveaway date and leave a comment with your name, contact details and country, I will randomly choose one person to win a $100 gift certificate for the Scrapbooker's Inner Circle Canadian shop. In order to win, you must be from Canada, South America, Central America or the Caribbean as you must be able to shop from the Canadian store. You can find the official details here.

In addition, if you've been thinking of trying Project Life, now is the time to order!! Scrapbooker's Inner Circle is also having a Pre-Order Giveaway. Anyone who places (or has placed) a pre-order between March 1, 2013 and May 4, 2013 will be entered in a draw to receive their order free! That's right folks - free!! Your money would be refunded! This one is open to all International Customers and there will be two winners for this fantastic giveaway - one for the UK/Europe shop and other from the Canadian shop.

Winners for both giveaways will be announced on the Scrapbooker's Inner Circle Blog on May 6, 2013.  The winner of my giveaway will also be announced on my blog on May 6.

Pre-Order Project Life now to be entered to win your order for free!So, what are you waiting for?

Monday, April 22, 2013

Use Your Stuff Weekly Challenge

This week on the Use Your Stuff blog, I challenged everyone to celebrate an accomplishment. We all need some celebrating some days, right?

I did this page about myself and the 5K race I ran a couple of years ago. I don't know what it is about running. I love it and dread it all at the same time!! I hope doing this page reminds me how good it feels to accomplish something and helps me to go out there and do it again!!

Have a great week everyone and be sure to challenge yourself somehow!!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Another week has come and gone and I've got another Project Life layout to share with you. I hope you're enjoying them!!!

Week 15 ~ left page

Week 15 ~ right page

Thanks for looking!! Have a great day.

From AC Digitals: Page Templates and Becky Higgins Turquoise edition.
From Snow Moon LLC on Etsy: Date Stamp.
From Scrapbookers Inner Circle: album and page protectors.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


I've struggled with whether or not to post anything about the tragic events that occurred in Boston recently. On the one hand, I don't want to give the monster(s) who orchestrated this weak, cowardly act to get anymore attention than is required, but on the other hand my thoughts go out to all those affected by this event. What is this world coming to that someone would attack innocent bystanders? People only there to cheer for their friends and family as they cross the finish line for an event that only a fit few even qualify to participate in.

Run on, my friends and keep the faith.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Use Your Stuff Weekly Challenge

Well, it's Monday again and time for another Weekly Challenge over on the Use Your Stuff Blog. This week Joy challenged us to use the lyrics of a song in our project.

Last fall, Meredith was invited to a couple of parties. One was a Zombie Halloween Party and the other, a Tacky Christmas Shirt Party. (Her shirt wasn't very tacky, but it was the closest we could get!!) Generally, she's a homebody, but I think she really enjoyed getting dressed up and heading out for the night. I chose to use a title from an old Rick James/Eddie Murphy song. Do you remember this one?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Project Life - Week 14

Things are warming up here in Ontario, but not fast enough for me. I love the winter but I am done with the cold, unpredictable weather. For some reason when I see April on the calendar, I automatically think it’s spring. It seems the weather thinks otherwise. I should know by now, it happens every year. We usually get a snowstorm in April and every year I’m shocked. As I write this, we are under a Storm Watch and lots of schools are closed due to inclement weather. Not for my girls though. They get to go to school when others are closed because their schools don’t have many students on buses. Meredith is even writing her EQAO today and we were told the students had to be there no matter what.

It’s been a few weeks since I stopped working and I am just now starting to feel like I have a lot of time on my hands. I’m not complaining, however I am going to have to work really hard to keep myself busy so that this works for everyone. I’m taking Photography classes at night, I’m scrapbooking frequently (too frequently actually – it makes me feel a bit guilty!), and I’m starting to think about things I’d like to do around the house. I think I’ve got enough on my list to keep me occupied until January, but the list just keeps growing. There is so much to do, explore and learn.

Week 14 was not too exciting. There’s been lots of homework for both girls, which keeps us at home. When their homework is done, they just want to chill out, which is just fine by me.

Week 14 ~ left page

Week 14 ~ right page
Thanks for looking. Enjoy your day and send some warm springtime weather our way!!

From AC Digitals: Page Templates and Becky Higgins Turquoise edition.
From Designer Digitals: For the Love of Days Journal Cards by Ali Edwards, Week In Review Cards by Cathy Zielske.
From Snow Moon LLC on Etsy: Date Stamp.
From Scrapbookers Inner Circle: album and page protectors.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Use Your Stuff Weekly Challenge

This week On the Use Your Stuff Blog, we are doing a sketch challenge. It's not just any sketch, but a sketch by Kristine Davidson of Creative Scrappers. This month she is hosting a sketch challenge which is sponsored by Scrapbook Nerd. The winner of the sketch challenge will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Scrapbook Nerd online store.

If you choose to participate, be sure to link your completed project at the Use Your Stuff Blog but also over at Creative Scrappers for a chance to win the prize.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on the sketch:
Be sure to head on over to Use Your Stuff and see what the other Team Members have come up with.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Project Life Week #13

Things are moving along nicely over here. My project life album is getting done and it feels good. Here are my pages for last week.

Week 13 - Left Page

Week 13 - Middle Insert Left Page

Week 13 - Middle Insert Right Page

Week 13 - Right Page

Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend!!

From AC Digitals: Page Templates and Becky Higgins Turquoise edition.
From Snow Moon LLC on Etsy: Date Stamp.
From Scrapbookers Inner Circle: album and page protectors.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Evolution of Scrapbooking

Recently on the forum at Scrapbook Nerd, a thread was started about how long we'd been scrapbooking and what was trendy back then. This then led to another thread for members to post their first ever page.

I started scrapbooking in 2000 when Meredith was just over 2 years old. I've been scrapbooking ever since and when I don't have the opportunity to crop regularly, I really miss it and tend to get a bit grumpy. When I started, letter stickers and die cuts were all the rage. I used markers to colour in my titles and do my journaling and my photos were cut into fancy shapes.

I shared these pages on the board and thought it would be fun to share them here too. My first ever page:

and my most recent page:

Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Use Your Stuff Weekly Challenge

This weeks challenge is called "It's Not Easy Being Green". I love that!!!

Lynne challenged us to do a monochromatic green page. I don't do a lot of green pages, nor do I do many monochromatic pages so this challenge really forced me to think. I chose to do a page about Meredith's trip to Camp Wenonah last summer. She had an amazing time in a cabin full of lovely girls like her.

Thanks for a great challenge Lynne!