Saturday, October 27, 2012

Friends with Flair

This week I decided to do something in my art journal, it has been a long time since I picked this one up! I was  very inspired by using some embossing folders for my background! So using my cuttlebug and some white card stock I began my task! Covering the background in all different patterns but because it was all white, it was perfect .. Almost looking like a stencil! 

I am so loving the look of all the layered white on white! 

Using some of the past Unity SMAK  Kit of the Months .
I love the clustered look of these pages!! I love the look of the added stamps in a lighter colour instead of black all the time! 

Hope you give this a try soon!! Might just tackle another this weekend! 
Have a great weekend:) 


Monday, October 22, 2012

Authentique Color Challenge for October

Hello, It is another month creeping up so fast on us already....
 The Colour Challenge for October is over on the
Did you join us last month.. I find these color challenges are so much fun.
This month I decided to create a mini album
Using this beautiful collection "Peaceful"
I just love these colours, and using some doily inspired elements
 for a shabby clean vintage look.
Take a look at the photo's of what I made below.
This is my Album cover
Baby it's cold OUTSIDE
Here is the beautiful story board , I love these inspirational photo's
 and the colour pallet is outstanding.
Here are the inside pages of my mini Album .  

Using a variety of Die cuts from Spellbinders,a variety of different punches
 and my Cricut Cartridges, I layered them on top
of the variety of patterned papers from the Peaceful collection..
 adding sticker elements and words
from the same collection.. it all went so perfectly.

I will fill the pages with photo's this winter, I love that the album is ready and all I will need to do is add photo's to it. I hope you come on over and link up your projects using these colours.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Monday

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stamp of the Week Sunday !

Hello and Happy Sunday,
this Sunday I was busy changing the view of my blog..
What do you think?? I felt like something different?
I also have a new stamp design that is just coming
out today.. Unity Stamp Company
Have you joined yet, if you have this will be in your
mail this week.. if not  you need to go and sign up.
This is the only way to get these stamps..
I just love Christmas and was happy to see
this beauty for SOTW.
Entwined Poinsettia.
Created By: Angie Blom.
that's me :)
I just love this Spellbinder's Big Scalloped Circle Dies. and for the sentiment
the Spellbinders Ribbon Banners Die.   It was just perfect
for this image.. or any wreath image.  Colouring with my copics, and adding
my signature Studio G clear glitter glue to the insides of the poinsettia's
Those papers are from the All is Bright collection from MME.
here is the full card.
Merry Christmas
This will be a wonderful stamp for my cards this Christmas season..
 I will also be using in my layouts and December Dailys..
I am so happy to have a collection of Christmas stamps by Unity .
for more stamps shop the Unity Website.
ending at midnight tonight CST...
spend $50.00 and only pay $30.00... 
Use the $20.00 coupon code
have a great Sunday

Friday, October 19, 2012

FWF..and some Photo's of Scrapfest Oshawa

Welcome Friday.. Friends with Flair..
 Here is  my card for this weeks Stamp of the Week..

I just love this cute owl image by Artista Dana Carlson.. so beautiful to colour.
Using some Crate Papers, Random collection and a brad from MME.
I also attended Scrapfest in Oshawa Ontario , last weekend, got to meet some amazing
people.. and a Unity fan, I loved that!! here are some pictures of my weekend.
The first night in the booth for Scrapbooking & Cards Today Magazine.
With the beautiful Catherine, owner and co/founder of the Magazine.
I met Roberta.. she is FUN !!

This beautiful Woman , came by the booth..  to see me.
 Hi Nina!! . knowing that I was a Unity Designer..
I was thrilled, and told her I need a photo of the two of us..

I  always look forward to see some of my friends from my old design teams , here is Michelle Galloway , we both used to Design for Wescrap
I get to see her at these shows, it is pretty awesome. ..

AHHH... I love Vicki Boutin, she is one amazing person inside and out.
 Best fashion diva I know..
I just want all her clothes.. haha.. really I do.

My Badge..

Myself and Sweet Tara Thynne.. love her..
we were also on the same DT for Wescrap years ago.

We hounded the poor girl at the Canadian Scrapbooker Booth..
see all the photo... she was just
so sweet to let us take all these photo's and more.. 

My hubby went and got us girls these tees.. how sweet of him.. and they fit so wonderfully,
Thanks Lisa for always being so kind to me at these events.. I can't wait to go to the next
one in April.. Hope to get more photo's of some peeps I didn't get a chance to see.

  hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am glad it is Friday..
for more FWF visit the Unity Blog.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

10 Things About Me? Hip Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to another Hip Hop Thursday.
If you have just come from the Unity Blog you are in the right place
You would have also seen that with every HIP HOP Thursday,
Unity gives out some comment Prizes.. 3 lucky people will have
a chance at winning a $20.00 gift certificate to spend at the Unity Website each..
 HOW AWESOME it that!!

Today I am sharing a layout using the newest SMAK kit.. (track this, graph that)
You will find some different designs , loving the pie chart and library card. some
great stamps again with lots of amazing ideas for layouts and even cards.

I am also playing a game that I saw on Janna Werner's  Blog..
10 Things you didn't know about me.?
if you want to play just blog it on your blog.. or leave me a comment
and tell me one thing about yourself.. lets make it FUN!!

so here is my layout..
I AM..... epic

I was also one of the Artista's in this kit.. the stamps that are made by myself are the following,
the arrow heart, the geotag heart word and the geotags ( if you are not sure what a geotag is here is the defination.... geo tag or geo tagging  is the process of adding geographical identification metadata to various media such as a geotagged photograph or video, websites,)

I am so into these blues, aquas, I just can't seem to get enough of this colour.
Using some pretty blue washi tapes from MME, and my new favourite glittery tape from
American Crafts.. I think I need more!

The {I AM} letter stickers are from Authentique, and the punch is an EK Success border punch.
the papers are a dot white cardstock from Bazzill papers..
 a gift from one of my many favourite people
Catherine from Scrapbooking &Cards Today Magazine..
I got a gift of choosing 100  Bazzill cardstock papers ..
from the Scrapping Turtle last weekend at Scrapfest.
I am so lucky!!


Now .....

10 Things you might not know about me...??

1. I am one of 9 kids, the middle child. I broke the chain.. but I guess I might be the only
one in my family to really notice that fact. it was boy, girl, boy , girl.. then ME... and then it continued boy, girl, boy girl... see.. totally the middle child. haha

2. I live in Canada.. was born in Guyana, South America, came to Canada when I was 5 years old
I have never gone back. I am totally 100% Canadian.

3. I have not read a book in 6 years, I love to read but I just can't seem to concentrate long enough.  

4. I am 48 years of age... Married for 25 years.. but you might already know that one..

5. I lost a baby in my late 30's during my 4th month of Pregnancy.. not sure what happened..?? there was nothing in the sack.. I was heartbroken , but strong willed and got over the loss fast.
God only gives you what you can handle.. I am a true believer of that..  Faith.

6. I am a Lutheran, I love God, but I keep it to myself.. I use to go to church all the time.. every Sunday growing up.. I love my church.. When I was to get married, we went to my husbands church.. the Pastor had a hard time because my hubby didn't attend church every Sunday. we didn't get married in that church.. instead my mom made a phone call to my
childhood Lutheran Church.. and my Pastor welcomed us with open arms.
Now that is a beautiful thing.

7. I am so not wearing glasses, I have them.. but they make me feel short.. I know silly right.
but when I wear them I honestly feel this way.. so I only wear them when I am desperate..haha

8. True story.. I had a dream when I started buying Unity Stamps.. I was a stalker.. I admit it, every week I would wait for Thursday to come around, so I can chit chat with the Unity Peeps.. I even made a mini album with old photo's of Unity , I would write how much I dreamed of working for them.. well here I am years later and working for the same company I loved at first site.

9. I don't drive.. will never drive.. I have vivid dreams of being thrown out of a car on the highway.. so I get chauffeured around by my hubby , friends and family.. or I walk.. I love to walk!!

10. I have a fear of swimming in the deep end. I just won't go.. strange ,but I did as a child get all my badges.. and now as an adult I won't go .. even in the shallow end I like to have a floaty with me.
so leave me a little tid bit about you.. I would love to get to know you all better too.

so sorry about the long post..

Now to hop on over to the talented Jen Bucks Blog..

have a great day

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Project Life week 26-31

Well, day 2 of Project Life.. see only one day late..haha.
so I kept with the same photo album from Walmart.. these are 6x4 photo sleeves
I used Simple Stories for my Cover and inside cover. I love it!!

Here are the introduction pages. I decorated with some 6x6 papers from different companies.. using some white diecuts from my Cricut, Stamps from Unity and diecuts from spellbinders.

Vegas Baby... my sisters and mom travelled to meet up with 2 of my brothers in Vegas, we were spoiled by my older brother Mike with our flight, and the hotel from my other brother at the Caesars Palace.. VIP with tons of perks. We went to see Celine Dion it was fabulous.
. This was one amazing time.. even though it was also very surreal sometimes.. it was full of good memories. I will never forget this trip.. and hope we can do this again.
 for a long time in the coming years.
papers were an older MME

Got back home to my beautiful family, planing a mini vacation ,
and getting back to cooking and eating normal food. With just alittle jet lag.
papers ( K&Company)

Park, swimming, family FUN.. Alex's first camping trip by himself with friends..
papers simple stories

Alex's Birthday, and the cottage..
 papers Simple Stories

Making Pizza, homework, work, and just having family time
Papers MME

Spending time at the beach, sleepovers.
papers Echo Park

First week of Family Vacation to the USA and Niagara Falls. FUN..
papers Echo Park

Well now I need to try to catch up, I have about 5 weeks of photo's printed.. I just need time
to put it all together.. I am finding the system of using different papers per week is working
for me, I love seeing all the different papers, and I also love using my 6x6 paper pads up..
I find that I hardly buy 12 x12 papers.. strange but true.
Hope to be back in a couple of weeks with more Project Life..
oh... and I already started getting my December Daily Album going.
I will be using alot of My Minds Eye I just love the look of the light aqua blues.
I will post some photo's of my bare album next month. will need to get some
more goodies for this project.. Any else doing December Daily??
Have a great Wednesday

Monday, October 15, 2012

Project Life update!!

I know I totally slacked off on this area...
I think I even got myself confused ...
Not knowing what photos went with what week.
 But, I finally came around and at least one book is done,
The other one is a work in progress... I will get myself all updated though,
So for the next two days I will be showing you where I left off with my Project Life.
Enjoy the many photos, ha ha
Just so you know , this Album has changed as you will notice I am using
some of my older papers from My Minds Eye towards the end. I thought I should use up my
on going stash.. and because I cut my papers just alittle bigger than 4x6
it was perfect to just go ahead and do it this way.
In my second Album I totally used a different company for each week and really love how
it all turned out.. I find Project Life you might start with one thing in mind .. but
towards the end you change it up totally to suit your need to make the process easier
on yourself. I know this is me ...  always experimenting.

Now this completes one Album for this year, I already decorated the outside of the
second Album using some Simple Stories and you will see tomorrow.
Using my 6x6 paper pads to createmy little inserts.
 I promise to share, but I also know myself.. it might be once a month...
Life gets busy.. some day's too busy to keep up with every week.
But, I do have a system of documenting my photo's every week on my instagram
if you would like to follow me there just look for angblom and I will add you to my contacts.

Have a wonderful day, take a photo to document something,
small or big it is a good
way to remember the everyday things you and your family do.