Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Beeez Kneeez Blog Hop

Hello Wednesday..
I am excited to be participating in the Caffinated Cropper customer BEEEZ KNEEEZ Blog Hop.. I received my kit about a week and a half ago and just love it. A great set of papers and embellishments. I have made so many things with it already and still have lots left over.. Loving that it came with some stamps.. this way the kit just stays with me forever. Got to love that!!

Here is my first project to share with you.. I love, love that wide ribbon!!

We are Lucky together..

Second project was this card.. that I did for the challenge over at Simply Scrapping Crafts.. to use those fun banners on a card or layout. Love how it turned out with these papers and of course some Unity stamps.

Hi There

Very last project I got my Cuttlebug out and decided to play..Using the Swiss Dots folder and the Butterfly Diecuts I snuggled that cute BEE from the stamp set, coloured it in with my copics and framed it up with a Martha Stewart border punch.

Here is the list of Today Hop Participants

Amy Cheeky Monkeys
Robyn Combat Cropper Robyn
Christi Thorenson With A Cherry On Top
Christi Snow(DT) Altered Ambitions
Ashley (DT) HeartHugs Designs
Angie My Scraptastic World (You Are Here)
Amber (DT) The Stamping Scrapbooker ( Next Stop)
Jimmi (GDT for April) Stamping & Shopping

So make sure you visit everyone and leave some love on their creations.. Amy is giving away some candy!! You can also purchase this kit on Amy's blog..( the first one on the list).

Hope you all have a great day!
I will BEEE... seeing you.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Ippity Easter...Hop Hop Hop

Hop Hop.. It is nearly Easter.. and time to remember some of the events that happened last year.. I do this alot throughout the year.. Yes, I take photo's of the events but then once it is over I leave them for the next year to take another look and make some layouts. Just to get in the mood.. I know it is strange but I get all excited and have lots of holiday mojo.. I think it is harder to go through the season and have no photo's to scrap.. so this is just what I love to do.. it works for me and puts me in the festive mood.

Here is one of the layouts I did using some Ippity stamps, Sweet Thoughts Of Spring. Some quilling , grass cutting and some paint.


This is my new adventure in Quilling.. I just did circles for this .. but I am hoping I will get more advanced as time goes by.. It is nice to have some different textures and for this layout it was perfect for the egg.

I just love this bunny.. since the first time it was featured on the Ippity blog months ago.. I coloured it in using my Prisma colours.

For the clouds.. I wanted to use some paint and with a dab here and there with a small paint brush I did these clouds.. I just love the look of painted clouds with the Ippity cloud stamp.

Hope this gets you in the Easter mood. Now Hop over to the Ippity Blog where you will find some wonderful girls and their creations.. Look for the new challenge!! Have some Fun!!

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter Celebrations.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fabulous Fridays!! Hello everyone, I hope you are well and happy that today is Friday like I am. Happy Unity Friends with Flair.

I have a few projects to share with you today , a card , a layout and a book mark for the copics class that I am designing for.

The first one is a card using the Unity March/April Scrapbooking Favourite Things.. kit.. that is still available on the Unity Stamp Company Store site.

{I love U}

You just have to love how Angela matched up this stamp with the crate paper, paper that came in the kit!! Love that!!

The second project is for the Sketchy Saturday's that is hosted on Wescrap. Michelle did a fantastic job on this sketch

.. I just had to play.. and if you look in the right hand corner those are Unity stamps... can't remember what set it is from.. but I just love it!!

Sydney's World

Now my last is a bookmark.. One of my favourite stamps from Unity.. I just love these girls , I did this bookmark as one of my design projects Simply Scrapping Crafts.

I have a request for more images like this.. I just think they are brilliant Heather.. hint hint!!

Using some embossing I actually did the outline of the image and the tree!! just love the looks of that tree embossed. I then using the direction from Lisa our Copic Class leader ( this weeks lesson was how to colour hair with your copics) I coloured my image. I love how it turned out and I have a love for bookmarks and this was so perfect for all my nieces that are reading New Moon!! the inspiration behind the stamps.

Now head on over to see all the wonderful creations from all the customer participants at the Unity Stamp Blog.

Hope you all have a great weekend,

Thursday, March 25, 2010

You have to check out Creative Prompts 4U for the latest Challenge.. Metropolis..
Create something using the photo that Nicole found to inspire us all.

here is my layout!


Just another wonderful summer day looking for some treasures at the local garage sales in Brighton, Ontario.

Now head on over to the CP4U blog for the details and to see what the Creative Prompts Team came up with!!

Have a great day,

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Unity Simple Scrapbooking Challenge!! Right On!!

Now here is the layout using some Unity stamps.. Oh yes... and the First Simple Scrapbooking Challenge is up.. hosted by Latisha Unity's Guest Designer!! I love that they are doing Scrapbooking challenges because I just love to use their stamps in my layouts!! The two just go hand in I am so excited for more sketch challenges!!

Peas Please

I miss the days of these chubby cheeks and the first taste of new foods.. even at a young age Sydney was such a photogenic little babe!!

Here is the First Sunday Simple Scrapbooking Challenge Sketch for Unity

If you enter you have a chance to win this wonderful Le Chic Vintage Scrapbooking set .. now isn't that amazing!!
All the wonderful patterned papers are from the March/April Scrapbooking Collage Kit, you get 12 sheet of 12x12 crate paper papers..the wonderful new ink and a sheet of amazing stamps!! Love Unity... Love the Scrapbooking/Collage Kits!!

I just got this circle stamp in the mail using my monthly free stamp being a club member.. it is called Just circles and I so love it.. you get 9 different circles and they are all quite large in size so it is great for tags, and accents with your patterned papers!!

Also really love these stamps in the new March/April Favorite Things Scrapbooking /Collage Kit.. love the circle border stamps and that bracket stamp is just awesome!!
Hope you all join in the fun you can upload your creation in the Unity Forum on Splitcoaststampers .. the key words are USCSSC01
Have a great night,

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Spring !! Ippity Style

Happy Monday... Happy Spring.. so they say!! I am just glad we are not in the middle of any snow storm even though my hubby would just love that!
I am so in the mood for Easter, can't wait to gather at my sisters house and celebrate with the kids and my family. Always lots of fun!! It is also closer to Scrapfest!!! Oh, I dream of shopping and a scrappy weekend away.. No kids, what I am going to do...Oh yes... SHOP!!! lol. Like a kid in a candy store just better!!

I was visiting the Simply Scrapping Crafts Group.. Altered Gift Home Group and one of the wonderful part time designers (Jennifer) made a weaved basket, hers was just stunning.. you will have to check it out. Well I just couldn't sleep Saturday night and at 4 am you would have found me down in my craft room making these.. really easy and lots of fun. Just one sheet of coloured cardstock cut into 3/4 inch strips.. 11 strips in total. and I used 7 to weave the main frame and 3 to weave the sides.. double sided tape to hold it all together , curled the tops and added the handles.

To decorate I use the Sweet Thoughts Of Spring Ippity Stamp set.. P E R F E C T !!!!

Coloured in all the images, paper pieced them and added them to my little treat baskets!! How cute is this!! I just loved it!!

Here is the Pink one...

I also wanted to do one in the theme of last weeks challenge and did this cute Green one..

I must say I just love these Ippity stamps and all the different things you can use them for other than cards.. If you want to purchase any of these amazing kits just go check out a Ippity Chick on the Ippity Blog.

While you are at the Ippity Blog.. you will have to check out what the design team has come up with for this weeks challenge.. I am sure it will be a great one. They will also have the grand list of participants taking part in the weekly Monday Ippity Hop... can't wait to check it out myself.

Hope you all have a very wonderful Monday,

Denim Mini Albums

Come Visit me April 1st. 2010 for a photo Tutorial and how to turn a pair of kids denim into some great easy mini albums. It will all be happening at Simply Scrapping Crafts!!

Hope to see you there.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Scrappiest.,, Unity FwF

Happy Friday!! WOW, this week just flew by. We must have had some great March Break weather this week, most days above 10 and one that was the taste of Summer, I just hope it stays this way and we don't get any snow .. wishful thinking but a girl has to wish!!

I decided to try another sketch for The Scrappiest Sketch Blog this week. Using the line of papers from the Winter Ippity Paper Kit.. all wonderful MME papers that I got in the mail yesterday. I used some stamps from the past Scrapbooking/Collage Unity Kits.. I am waiting for the March/April Kit to arrive any day now.. can't wait to ink that one up.

Here is The Scrappiest Sketch #56

Here is my layout using this awesome SKETCH!!

We are..Family.. Priceless

I used 3 different stamps to make this tag.. just layered them and I love how it turned out.

Here is a closer look.

Using ink to distress the paper in shades of brown and black.. I also inked these glitter letters slightly in the brown to take the brightness away from these very green Pink Paislee letters.

I just love these papers from the Ippity kit.. and you can get some by just contacting one of the Ippity Chicks on the Ippity Blog.

You will also have to go to the Unity Blog.. where Angela has a list of participants with their latest creations. She also has a special of the day going on so you might want to check that out as well.

Just love my Unity hopping Fridays, getting alot of inspiration from The Scrappiest Sketches.

Unity Stamp Company also has a Fans Club on Facebook so make sure you check it out. Lots of exciting info.... Gotta love it!!

Hope you all have an awesome weekend,





I am just loving all the Challenges we are doing over at Creative Prompts 4U.. Week #7 is up on the CP4U Challenge Blog and it will inspire you to create some fun layouts and cards.

Here is our Newest Guest Designer with her Challenge.. the very own Teresa Hord!!
She wants you to create something using the below image.. Just fabulous don't you think!!

Here is what I came up with.. I made the circle flowers taking my inspiration from the colours of those boots.. Used my Cb bubbles folder for the faux leather look.. and with my Cricut Machine and the paper dolls Cartridge I cut out this cute little 2" cowgirl.. She was so much fun to make..


Make sure you check out the blog to see what the other Designers came up with!!

We are also sad to see two of our Designers step down, but Ally and Nicole will be looking for others to join our team in the near future, and will be picking from our participants that join in on the CP4U challenges.. so get those entry's in and join in for a chance!! We also have an amazing prize this month from Wescrap!! Two wonderful kits up for grabs.

Have a great day!!



Monday, March 15, 2010

Ippity.. Hippity Hop

Monday.. Monday!! The first official day of our March Break.. We really don't have any set plans other than on Wednesday we are going to see Pinkalicious..

a Musical that is going on at one of the Theaters in Newmarket. Sydney is excited to see what it is all about.. she is going with her girl cousins so it is bound to be a great time. She has her Pinkalicious Crown all ready with her Pink outfit!! Lots of photo's that day!!

Today we are off to see the Tooth Fairy.. sounds like a great family movie.

It is also the H{ippity} Hop today. I am writing this post at 1:43 am because I am not tired.. and this way I can also sleep in tomorrow.. haha!! The challenge for last Monday was Dry Embossing, I just love using all my CuttleBug Folders and really have not used them is such a long time.. so this was a good challenge to get them out and use some of the folders that I haven't even touched.. like the music one below... Great Challenge, I really liked this one alot.

My first card I used the stars CB folder, embossed it and with my sanding block sanded it to give it a distressed feel.. I used the core Colour paper this way the distressing would show up more.
I just love this stamp set...Moonbeams and Heartstrings

For this card I did the same thing with the CB folder.. this is my first time using this one.. it was just perfect for this bird from the Music of My Heart Set, I really like how it turned out.. I gave the bird some bling and with some grass fringe and one of the American Crafts frames.. I really like the look of it.. using scraps of paper and alot of white space to show off the embossing.

I am going to love seeing all the creations that everyone has come up with for this challenge.. So if you go to the Ippity Blog and check out all the participants in today's Hop. There will also be a new challenge up for the week!! I just LOVE Ippity!! Hop Hop Hop!!

You can also purchase these stamp sets from the many wonderful Ippity Chicks HERE!!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.


Angie Xx

Friday, March 12, 2010

FWF... Oh Snap!

TGIF!! Hello Friends with Flair, It's Friday.. and the start of March Break.. lots of fun days ahead with the kids.. I am looking forward to some warm, sunny weather too.. well with fingers crossed that is.
For this week I am doing a sketch from The Scrappiest Sketch Blog.. Lots of great fun sketches that I wanted to give a try for a long time and finally got down to it. This is Sketch #55.. I just love a design that lets me use more than 2 photo's.. I aways seem to take at least 5 pics of anything so this was a perfect sketch for me.

The Scrappiest Sketch #55

Here is my layout.. using my wonderful Unity Stamps.. Oh snap!! the camera and the crossword puzzle.. So perfect for the photo's and the Yummy Sassafrass papers!!

This little girl is such a poser, and I can always count on her at anytime of the day to take some fun photo's. She is a natural!!

Just loving the Crossword PuZzle stamp.. I inked it up using one of Unity Stamps ink pad in Moulin Rouge I just love this ink colour. My favourite reds!! What a perfect stamp for the yummy Vintage Sass papers as well.

Then finally inking up this beauty of a stamp.. the Camera and the Oh Snap! I just love these stamps.. I always wanted a camera stamp and this is a perfect one!!

Well it is that time again to hop on over to the Unity see the list of participants in the best blog Hop around!! Check out all the talent, look for that blinkie to win some great stamps!!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend, with lots of sunshine!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Creative Prompts 4U.. It's My Turn For A Challenge!!

Wow I can't believe it is already week #6 into the Creative Prompts 4U challenges.. and it is also my first challenge for the team. If you know me well enough, you will know that I just love frill, ruffles and any sort of layered papers. This week I have this photo that I got on Google images to show my example of what I wanted to design team to create on a layout or card. I just love the ruffled look and it is easy to achieve it with just light white card stock.

So my Challenge for you is to Let's Give it RUFFLES, on your Layout or Card.. easy peasy!!

If you go to Creative Prompts 4U and check out what the Design Team came up with this week. We have an amazing prize this month, 2 kits from our sponsor Wescrap.. how amazing it that!! Go check it out!!

Here is my inspiration photo

Here is my project


Some details

These are my sisters.. I also have 4 brothers as well. One large wonderful loving family. This was just taken on the weekend , My older sister came up from Nova Scotia and we all decided to get together for some chit chat and catch up, seeing that we don't see her that much. I love all my sisters and just had to scrap them.. Thanks Dave for taking the photo.. of us chickies!!

Hope you try this challenges (RUFFLES) on your next project.. and make sure you go to Creative Prompts 4U and leave it in the comments for everyone to check out!!

Have a wonderful Creative Day.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Scrap Space.. 2010

This is what it took to change my whole Scrap Space upside down and add another counter.. this small machine the Slice!! Funny how that happens. I was finding that the last few weeks my space was getting too small and I felt boxed it, my husband might think differently.

Last Sunday I woke up and he was taking the board from the other side of the fridge down.. this is how I got my first counter. Well I couldn't just let it stand there in the laundry room doing nothing, So yesterday at 2pm I decided to make myself another counter.. haha.. this is what happens when you leave scrap materials down in the basement!! I go all MacGyver!!

This was the first board that I used about a year ago.. and I love having my counter this high, I work better standing up.

Now this is the new counter.. same board ( which is great) I had to find some storage that was the height to support it and haha... I actually had something.. things always seen to happen this way for me.

I have set it up that I have all my die cutter machines and my cutter on one counter, this way I am not pulling things out and putting them away every time. This was one of the main reasons I changed my room around.

I now have all my embellishments right under the counter, easy to get to. I am loving this.

My Stamps and Cricut Cartridges are all beside the counter in that unit.. easy to get to!

On the first counter I have all my stamping inks and markers ready to use and it is not so cluttered anymore.

The computer desk is now in a place where I can actually see what my daughter is up to in her playroom and my back it not turned anymore. She seems to love the new layout of the room now too.

I can't believe it took a good day to organize and I kept it in my room.. Hubby is glad about that.. and it is so much easier to move around and now when my friend Tina comes over we both have our own counter to work at. So Tina , we need to make a date soon !! March Break is next week so Us girls are going to be having some fun time!!
Now to finish off some projects for next week!! I am sure by the end of the weekend it will be all messy!!
Happy Cleaning,