Thursday, December 10, 2009

Some cards to share!

If you are taking part in the myStampBox Blog hop, please scroll down to the next post down! :) Thank you!!

If not, thanks for stopping by anyway! :) I spent the morning creating today! I got 1 LO done, which I can't show you until the LCTS reveal tomorrow!! :) I also got 2 cards done and have another set of Barn Stars to show you from the other night! I kept these simple too... and am hoping to get the pics for a tutorial this weekend! :) Sorry to keep you waiting! :)

So, here are the cards! Now if you know me, you'll KNOW I'm not a card maker.. so be gentle with me! LOL! They are not bad. but I am so uncreative when it comes to them!!

For this first card I used some Bo Bunny papers, some Zva bling and a nice prima flower! I also used myStampBox stamps for the Merry Christmas! :) Love this repeated look! :) The set used in both cards is the Merry Mr Snowman set!

For my second card, I also dug into the myStampBox stamps! This time I stamped the snowman using a Sepia ink and cut him out! The Merry Christmas is from this set as well, and i heat embossed it in Gold.

And finally, my second set of barn stars... much like the first! Once again, using the MSB stamps. This time I opted for Green paper and a button for embellishing! Gotta pick up some more hemp tomorrow for the tie! :) I'm HOOKED on these things! I want to put them on cards, LO's, EVERYTHING! LOL!!!

Stay tuned for that tutorial!! It's coming soon, i promise! :)
Until then, I hope you are enjoying getting ready for the holidays!!
Happy Scrapping!

Monday, December 07, 2009

My Stamp Box BLOG HOP! Let's PARTY!!

Let's PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to the "Let's Party!" blog hop for myStamp BOX! If you have just happened upon my blog, you'll want to start at the beginning our blog hop. Take the time to leave some love on each design team members blog post for the blog and you could be be picked to WIN a very own myStamp BOX stamp set of your very own! You have until Friday December 11th at 6pm EST to leave your comments for a chance to win. The blog hop winner will be announced on the myStamp BOX blog on Monday December 14th.

Here is our blog rotation for this evening:
mSB Blog/Bettina
Tina <-----------------YOU ARE HERE!!
Marci <-----------------You GO here next!

*********************** My PARTY Idea!! ***************************
Hostess Gift: Barn Star Ornament/gift tags

How many Christmas parties do you go to each year? Ever get ready to go out the door and say"Oops! I ment to have something to give the hostess!!" I do it ALL the time! Good intentions, right? Well, Here is a quick and simple project that you can make up in about 20 minutes that your host is sure to enjoy!!
Barn stars are all the rage this year! But did you know they are SUPER easy to make? I created this simple set of 3 in about 20 minutes!!
I used the Merry Mr Snowman MSB stamp set! I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment all over the stars before cutting them out and folding them! What a beautiful rustic look it gave them! They can be used as Christmas tree ornaments, hung on a garland or used as tags on your beautifully wrapped gifts!

I hope these stars find their way onto your tree this holiday season! And just maybe take a set along to your next party as a little thank you gift for your hostess!!

Check back to my blog next week for a dressed up version and some detailed instructions on how to make your own!!

Would you like to win a set of these cute little stars made just for you, by me? If so, leave a comment and become a follower of my blog! I'll do the draw on Friday and one lucky gal will get a set of these for their own!! :)

Now on to
Marci 's blog to catch more fun ideas for all kinds of parties! Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to be eligible for our blog hop prize! Good luck!

Let's Capture These Sketches # 19

Long time no blog!! I know, shame on me!! Life in insane right now... just the Christmas business, pregnancy and life with 4 kids! LOL!
Here is a quick LO I did using Guylaine's sketch from LCTS! It was full of fabulous layers and so much fun to play with!! You'll HAVE to drop by and check it out!!

Now if you know me at all, you'll know I HATE doing Burthday pages! I think this is my facorite one I've ever done! Doesn't look very birthdayish, eh? GREAT!! LOL! I used lots of fun MME goodies on here!! Lots of layering inking and tons of stitching!!

Thanks for stipping by! Remember, later today is the myStampBox Blog hop!!! 4:00EST the fun begins!! I have a fun little project for you to check out!!
Hope to see you there! I have a RAK I'll be giving away!!
Until then, Happy Scrappng, and Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My Stamp Box

We're having a blog hop!!! Dec 7th! Come check it out!!


Also, yesterday was my day to post a project to the blog! Come by and check it out... here's a peek!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Let's Capture These Sketches # 18

This weeks sketch was created by Susan Coish!! I had so much fun, I actually created 2 LO's!! LOL! In all honesty, i was having an off night, so i wasn't truely pleased with either one, so i jsut kkept createing! LOL!
Anwho... The sketch is posted on the sketch blog and here is my take on it... my favorite one anyway!!

I also was playing with my My Stamp Box stamps, and created this funky spotted border using the colon sign!!! ::::::::::::: So fun and funky!!! These stamps are just TOO versatile!! :)
These hands... are TOO funny! They are foam... I got them in a kit a couple of years ago and said "WTH will I EVER do with these???" Then, i was cleaning out my scrappy closet and came across them the day after I started this LO! How perfectly they fit!! Who would have ever know! Lesson... Never say never!! LOL!
Sorry for the wonky picture... it's raining out and i was anxious to post for the sketch blog. Will retake once it STOPS RAINING!! :)
I used lots of goodies from the Nov Sussies kit in this page too!! Those kits are just too fun!!

Where's the 2nd LO you ask? Waiting for a NON rainy day! And I used mist and stickles so it's a bit rumpled... SO annoying!
But until next time... Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Let's Capture These Sketches

This week we got to play with a fabulous sketch by Ann Freeman! SO unique, and SO inspiring!

Here is the LO I came up with! I used the Nov kit from Scrapbook Sussies. Yes, I'm finished with the DT there, but had purchased this kit... SO much fun to play with!! I used the Adornit Papers, and bo bunny brads and bling! Lots of fancy cutting! It was worth the effort! :)

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Scrapping!!

supplies: Patterned Papers: Adorn It, Brads: Bo Bunny, Rub on Pink Paislee, Alpha's October Afternoon, Adhesive: Tombow Mono Liquid glue

Over the Top Award!

My great scrappy buddy, the talented Calia was so kind as to award me this blog award!!

So what I have to do is respond to the following phrases with just ONE word!! Should be interesting to say the least! LOL! Let's see if my baby brain will work tonight!! :)

Where's your cell phone: Van

Your hair: messy

Your mother: PEI

Your father: aging

Favorite Food: lots!! :)

Dream last night: interesting

Favorite drink: Icecapachino

What room are you: hallway

Hobby: Scrapbooking

Fear: fire

Where were you last night: asleep

Something that you aren't: confident

Muffins: blueberry

Wish list item: punches

Where did you grow up: PEI

What are you wearing: comfies

Your pets: dog

Friends: online

Something you're not wearing: pjs

Favorite store: LCOM!

Favorite color: Red

Last time you laughed: tonight

Your best friend: hubby

Place you go to over and over: bed

Person who emails you regularly: Tracey

Favorite place to eat: Montana's

That was fun!! NowI have to pass it on to some of my blogger friends!!
Lets say those people will be...... Some of my newest additions to the LCTS team! SO much talent there!!


Now girls, you have to do the same thing I did! Copy this into a new blog post and answer each phrase with one word! Then tag some of YOUR scrappy friends!!

Thanks for stopping by! Visit the blogs of these gals for some great inspiration!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I have a couple of WINNERS! I appologize for the delay in doing the Halloween giveaway! Man, time gets away from me and goes by SO FAST!!!

Anywho... The winners are....
Halloween Giveaway.....

And the blog hop winner is......

Congrats girls! Thanks for playing along and visitiing my blog!!!! Please email my your mailing address to
I'll be in touch!!
Thanks for dropping by!! Happy Scrapping!!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Capture These Sketches Blog Hop!!

Hi and Welcome! We appologize for the delay in getting this started!! We had a bit of a change in our team members... but we are all good to go now!! Ready to get going?

Hi and welcome to the CAPTURE THESE SKETCHES blog hop!!! Didn't know it was going on? No problem! Please feel free to join in anyway! To start, please go to the sketch blog. Visit each of the blogs in the order given! Leave a comment on each blog and return to the sketch blog. Leave a comment there telling us you have completed the blog hop and your name will be put into a draw for some fun goodies by the blog sponsor Let's Capture Our Memories! Along the way you may also have chances to win prizes from the individual blog owners, so make sure to read each blog post!!
Here is the blog hop order!!

Sketch Blog
Tina's Blog YOU ARE HERE
Guylaine's Blog <<<--------------GO HERE NEXT!! (May not appear on all lists)
Calia's Blog
Lynne's Blog
Darlene's Blog
Tara's Blog
Ann's Blog
Allison's Blog
Susan's Blog
Back to the Sketch Blog

Now, a bit about me...
* I am a 33 Yr old SAHM to 4 beautiful children
* I am unexpectedly expecting #5 in May!
* I love a Tim Hortons Iced Cap with Cream!
* I have been published in several magazines, including Scrapbook Trends, Scrapbook and cards Today, Scrapbooking Memories, Summerset Memories and Canadian Scrapbooker.
* I have a style that is constantly changing.
* I have 1 girl and 3 boys... yet at least twice as many girly LO's!
* People ask me how I find time to scrap... I don't FIND time, I make time! The housework will just have to wait! It WILL be there when I finish this page... LOL!
*I have been on several DT's in the last 6 years. I have recently reached one of my biggest goals of making a manufacturere Design Team! i now Design for My Stamp Box!
* I love to take naps and have one almost every afternoon!
* I would love to take a trip with DH but we have no idea where to go! Our big 10 year Anniversary is coming up, but I'm afraid that the only place we'll be going is to the Delivery Room! to welcome baby #5!!

Here is the Sketch I created for the blog hop!

And finally, my LO!!

Want an extra change to win some goodies? I will be doing a draw for a RAK for everyone who has commented and is a follower of my blog! So if you aren't following, now is the time!! :) I'll do a draw and announce at the end of the blog hop!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Scrapping!!

Thanks for playing along, and now you can hop on over to Guylaine's Blog .

Monday, November 02, 2009

Oops, I did it again!!

This song has been going thru my head and it's SO going to be the title of an up and coming LO!!

Well...Yep... I did it again...

The cat is starting to get out of the bag...

But before it does... let me just say a couple of things...

DH and I are NOT like a couple of breeding rabits!!!

We DO use birth coltrol!!

It does NOT work for us!!!

We WILL be going to more extreme measures!!!


Yes, You guessed right... I am expecting baby #5......

Yes, I already have 4...

Yes, they are ages 6, 4, 2 and one tomorrow...

Yes I'm insane.....

No, I'm not sure how I'm going to manage... I just know I will... somehow!

I keep thinking... "God promises he will not give us more than we can handle..."
Um HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think he's made a bo bo this time!!!!!!!!

So, any donations of sanity, patience and extra hands will gladly be accepted...

Until that time... bare with me while the reality of this sinks in... it's just a little overwhelming... can't imagine WHY?!?!
#5 will be arriving somtime mid/late May... I'm just PRAYING it's not twins!! :)

My Stamp Box Giveaway!

A little birdie told me that My Stamp Box has a brand new set of stamps and they want to give one away... TODAY!!!! Drop by our blog for your chance to win!!! You have until Nov 14th to get entered!!

Don't they look like FUN??? They are called PASS PORT TO ADVENTURE and you can buy them here...
I'll be back later today to do the draw for the Halloween giveaway! It's still not too late to sign up!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Capture These Sketches Blog Hop!!

Spooky giveaway!!!

It's almost Halloween!! Whoot!! And in honor of such a spooky day, I'm going to do a giveaway!!! i have some funky Halloween rubons and a few other things... plus I'll even add some Non Halloweenish scrappy goodies to the mix!! Want a chance to win it?

you can have 3 chances!!

1. Just leave a comment!
2. Post about it on your blog and let me know!
3. If you are a follower of my blog, you will get a third bonus chance!!

Is that easy or what?

I'll do the draw on Monday, Nov 2nd!!
Happy Halloween!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Crop Accomplishments

I had the FAB opportunity to go the the Lets Capture Our Memories crop this weekend! WOW! It was AMAZING! The food was AWESOME! The goodies were incredible... handmade boxes by the owner Tanya... Too much shopping and TONS of laughs!! OMW... we had SO much fun!!These girls are so much fun!! But I really think we need to get out of the house more! LOL!!
Amongst all of the fun and laughs, i did manage to get 3 LO's done... wanna see?

This first LO was a quickie... done in 1/2 hr!! It is done using # 14 Natalie's sketch from Capture These Sketches! Great sketch!! I made a very simplified version... not wanting to overdo this fab paper!!
Bo Bunny PP
Pink Paislee alpha's
Zva bling
Martha Steward Punch

This LO is probably my fav for the weekend. I hand stitched the lace and ribbon to the LO for exact placement. My sewing machine would have done it... but I didn't bring it... wish I had though! LOL! I dug DEEP into my stash of paper to find this old Urban Lilly paper! Did yo know they are back and having a DT call? Very cool! So, I had to give it a try! Their papers are so fun and funky!! This is the only LO I could do using their stuff, as I didn't have much left!! Wish me luck!! :)
Urban Lilly PP
Bazill Swiss Dot Cardstock white
Bo Bunny PP (brown)
Prima SIIP and flower
Unknown lace and ribbon
Alpha's American Crafts and Pink Paislee
Fiskars punch
Maya Road Acrylic bird

This circle of circles was inspired by a page in Canadian Scrapbooker ( Not sure on the artist... sorry!) It was fun, but once again i REALLY wish I'd had my sewing machine there! Yes, I could have waited to finish until I got home... but I hate doing that! Gotta get it done!! :)
Don't you LOVE that Martha Steward punch set!?! The loopedy loop? It comes with a border punch AND corner punch! Brilliant!! Thanks Tracey for the use of it!! :)
Bazill Swiss Dot CS White
Bazill Black CS
Buttons: FooFaLa
Alpha's: American Crafts and Pink Paislee
Martha Steward Punches
Prima Bling
Black Sharpee

Thanks so much for stopping by! I just love all of your kind comments! :) You rock!! :)

Now i need to clearify something from my last post... or rather add something. ANOTHER reason I have lightened my scrappy load is in hopes of getting another Manufacturer design team position. There are several AMAZING ones open right now, that I want so badly! So please don't take my previous post to mean that i don't want them or have time for them... cause... I DO! :) LOL!
So...Until the next time mojo finds me... Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Shame on me! Updates!!

i can't believe it's been so long since I've updated this thing! Oops! I had been doing so well too!! Oh well, life happens and gets in the way sometimes... right?
Nothing too much new or exciting...
i have resigned from a couple of my Design teams... Very sad to do so, but it was just time. In Sept I said good bye to Mon Ame Memories. And here in October i designed with my last Scrapbook Sussies kit. It's just time... I need to find myself again... Find my own style, use my own scrappy stash... you know how it goes, right? i loved these teams, and already miss them... but this is a good thing.
So I'm focusing in on the Capture These Sketches team... which is having a DT call on right now! 2 more days left to apply!!! :) That, and My Stamp Box. I really want to do well on these and don't want to spread myself too thin... With each of these i get to use stuff from my own stash.. which is huge!! i forgot how much beautiful stuff i had! Now I get to play with it more!

Speaking of My Stamp box... go check out their was my first day to post on there!! It's Wed, so i got to post a challenge!! Check it out here... I am LOVING working with these stamps!!

And I suppose i should leave you with a few scrappy projects...

Capture These Sketches Card Sketch #3
... designed by ME!! :)
You'll never guess what I did here... When i did the stitching... yes, you guessed it! i stitched my card SHUT!!! ROFL!!!!! Only me!! :) I used the Kind Flower stamps from My Stamp Box to stamp the THANK YOUs on the circle... and for the flower on the bottom. I stamped it twice and cut them out. Added stickles and a button and used a foam square to mount it!

Capture These Sketches Card Sketch #1 by Calia
I used the Oval Office stamps from My Stamp Box for the Sentiment here!
New LO's Created for My Stamp Box Blog:

Thanks so much for stopping by! I love to read your comments, so be sure to say Hi and let me know you were here!! :)
Happy Scrapping!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Capture These Sketches BLOG HOP!!

Hi and welcome to the Capture These Sketches blog hop!! Didn't know we were having one? No problem!! Check out the details here!
October's sponsor is My Stamp Box!! you have a chance to win a fabulous set of these stamps just by playing along!! So make sure to comment here and then you're almost finished! Just head back to the sketch blog and leave a comment saying that you have completed the blog hop!! Then email your SECRET WORD back to

Don't forget to pick up your "letter"!! Write down the letter "X" and now you have completed your secret phrase!!

Now here's the order again in case you got lost along the way!! :)

Start out at the Capture these Sketches Blog...

Back to the Sketch blog YOU GO HERE!!

Here is my LO using Jana's FABULOUS sketch!!

I used the SEALS stamp set from MSB. I stamped it on my patterned paper and cut it out. I inked the edges and added a corderoy (SP?) brad in the middle! So simple! I LOVE this stamp set!!!

Thanks for stopping by... and happy blog hopping!!

Thursday, October 01, 2009


Well, I can finally tell!!! I've been BUSTING AT THE SEAMS for the last 2 weeks!!!
Here's a hint...

I'm SO thrilled to share that I've been chosen as one of the newest members of the My Stamp Box Design Team!!

HUGE thanks to Tracey for teaching me so much about stamping and constantly encouraging me to dig them out!! :) It's paid off girlie!! :)
And HUGE Kudo's to Cindy... YOU so deserve your spot girlie!! CONGRATS!!

So, here's to an awesome term with My Stamp Box!! Thanks Bettina!! :)

Now step on over to our blog for a blog hop happening RIGHT NOW!!!

Capture These Sketches # 11

I had it done on time... but my camera batteries died... so it's just NOW getting loaded! It was my week off anyway... but I had to play with this fun sketch by Darlene!! Happy with how it turned out! Had this Pebbles paper for a while and finally found the perfect LO for it!!
Check out the sketch here The team did a fabulous job with it!!
Here's mine...

Got to play with the Gelatins Asian Garden stamps again! i stamped the leaves using green ink and added the stickles for a glittery effect!
Tonight is the deadline for loading any September sketches!! And some FUN news... tomorrow evening we are having a BLOG HOP over at Capture these Sketches! You can come by any time after 8PM AST and play along!! It's over at 8 on Sunday!! You don't want to miss out on your chance to win some goodies by our Oct sponsor!! Which is YET TO BE REVEALED!! :)

Stay tuned... EXCITING news to share next!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!! HAPPY SCRAPPING!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Capture These Sketches # 10

This week we're using a sketch created by ME!!! Here it is... along with the LO I created with it! SO not the way I planned this LO to go... but this is how it ended up!! Loved working with the Asian Garden Gelatins stamps again... so i decided to take the entire page on an Asian feel... adding paper rolling to the bottom and the asian inspired dimentional epoxy stickers on the top right.

Thanks for stopping by!! Remember, if you play along with the sketch, drop by the blog and link us up for your chance to win!! :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

As promised...

Here are 2 new LO's I've been working on!!
First is the LO for Capture These Sketches... it's the sketch by Amanda and was SO fun to work with! It looked like it'd make such a beautiful girly LO! Well... that's SO not where it ended up! LOL! Here is my very NON girly LO I did with it! LOL!
Journaling reads: I thought I was going to have heart failure when I seen you come around the corner of the cottage on this 4 wheeler!! you were in your gloty! you just loved it! Kept trying to drive away every time Camden tried to get in!! Scared me to death!!

We were visiting at a friends cottage for the first time and he discovered this... hereally did well driving it, but i was SOOOO nervous at first!! LOL! And me with 3 boys! EEK! LOL!

I once again got to use the Gelatins Asian Garden stamps on this. Was determined not to just do the same idea as I did last week... but it worked so well! LOL! 3 colors of grass... blue clouds on pop dots and glittered. Birdie cut out and popped... Added my own sun to complete the look! Another fun sketch and fun week with the stamps!!
This second LO was done just for fun! Loved these papers and have been hoarding them... it was TIME to pull them out and put them to use! Love the result! :) And yes... that is more STAMPING that you see!! The journaling spot is stamped using Autumn Leaves stamo from Walmart! Great buy for this one and another one in the pkg! I'm SO enjoying stamping now! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!! I'll have another LO to post on Friday for Capture These Sketches... and this week we are working with MY sketch!!! YAY!
See you then! Happy Scrapping!!

Chat and LAUGH!!

Well, I'll be back later today to post a couple of LO's... but I just felt like blogging now... so why resist the urge, right? LOL!
Upsy Daisy posted their team... No Tina! :( Oh well!! Congrats to those who made it though!! No Canadians in the bunch!! Interesting....

That Leaves MSB.... They announce on Oct 1st!! The wait is killing me! LOL!!

i submitted abunch to Scrapbook Trends... and never got one call... I think I may know why though. I took a big shortcut on my submissions... I didn't list my products... even though they ASK for them. I said tha tthey could be provided upon request... Oopsie! Won't do that again! :( Maybe I wouldn't have gotten in anyway! One never knows! :)

Now on to my laugh of the day... EVERY time I look at this pic it makes me LAUGH! REALLY hard for some reason! This guy is SO full of funny faces... This is just one of the most recent!! He's such a hoot!!
Back later with some LO's!! Until then... Have a Great Day!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My Stamp Box Application

Well, i'm on a bit of a submissions kick right now!! LOL! Chances are one in a million, but again... a girl's gotta try!
So here are the 5 stamping projects that i submitted... some you've already seen...

9 Months 12x12 Layout
Simple stamping using a lime green ink and a ruler stamp created this unique border around the 3rd and offset photo. It completed this page perfectly!

LOVE card
The birdcage on this card was stamped, cut out and added to the page using pop dots for dimention.
inside shot...
Best Friends Card
The center of the flower is stamped to give it the dotted look. The brackets are stamped using the MSB stamps. The word Friends is also stamped. Everything is popdotted to give extra dimention to this simple project! Inside is a simple sentiment from the MSB Oval Office set!

Snapshots @ 6 12x12 Layout
Simple stamping direct to the paper were added along the right side of the upper left corner photo's and along the left side of the main collection of photo's.

You make my World a Happy Place 12x12 Layout:
The entire bottom half of this layout has been stamped. The grass was done using 2 colors of ink. The clouds were stamped in a darker blue and the bird in a brown. Stickles and Distress stickles were added to many of the stamped images to give texture, sparkle and dimention to the project.

So there... I'm so pleased to at least have put myself out there!! Ya just never know what they are looking for... I'm just hoping it's ME!! :) Even a Guest Design position would tickle my fancy!! :)

I have another LO I'm working on using this weeks sketch from Capture these sketches!!! Fun one... not quite finished yet though!! I'll post when i am!!
Until then....