Do what you what you do!!

Friday, July 30, 2010


Another sneak peak.....this is a glimpse of one of the layouts I did with the soon to be released August Scrapbooking Kit from Scrappin' Great Deals!

I can do girlie!! Lots of flourishes and flowers for this layout!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Time for a Sneak Peak!

It's that time again! Where has July gone??? Here is a sneak peak at Scrappin' Great Deal's August Scrapbooking Kit. Once again, Sarah, April and I have had the pleasure of designing with this kit! Can't wait to show you what I am doing!! One layout is done, and two more are in the works. Have a spectacular day!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Everybody Loves Marineland!

The belugas! For a mere $8.50 you can touch and feed a Beluga Whale. Those whales are really well fed!

One friendly Orca who made sure everyone within a 50' radius of his tank got soaking wet. Man can he splash his tail!!

Waiting patiently for their turn, well Malcolm at least...Ben will have to wait a couple more years!

After looking at the pictures ...we realized we dressed our kids the same. I dressed Ben and his dad put out clothes for Malcolm. Guess we all love orange & blue!

Petting some deer:
All in all in was a great day. Completely surpassed our expectations! Malcolm rode a lot of the rides, even the Dragon Mountain Roller Coaster. Good thing Dad has the stomach to go with him!! The Sky Screamer was off limits though, at least for this year!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

My Grandma

My Grandma celebrated her 90th birthday at the beginning of this year. Here she is with 6 out of her 8, Great-Grandkids. My brother and his family are visiting from Winnipeg, and we haven't had a group picture like this since my wedding almost 7 years ago(and 3 of these kids weren't born yet!!!). So it is about time we got a picture!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

I LOVE my boys......My July Scrapbooking Kit Project

So I did something a little different this month with Scrappin' Great Deals July Scrapbooking Kit. I made a word album to showcase two of the most important people in my boys. This kit totally screamed BOYS to me, and the colour palette is one I often use. I love the navy, browns, and greens, toss in some orange and I was in heaven. I LOVE the Dude line by Paper Loft, as well as Basic Grey's Max & Whisker, and the Prima colours fit right in too! The accessories were a perfect match too, Maya Road chipboard gears, diecut gears, Tim Holtz tickets, buttons, twine.....Did I mention I just LOVED this kit....THANKS Sheila!!!
So here is my album, (It's very picture heavy :) !!)
I had to create my own word album, using chipboard. I printed out the letters on my computer, traced onto the chipboard and cut them out, sanded all the edges, and then attached the paper to both sides using Scor-Tape. All the edges, (and my fingers) then got inked up using Java Chalk Ink.

Here are the inside pages:

I positioned the photos so they can be seen through the letter openings. I am totally into distressing at the moment so a lot of the paper was crumpled up and inked, the tickets were inked up, and so on! One of the sheets of the Dude paper had these great gears that I cut out and used with the buttons as embellishments.

I played with my glue gun and made these little glue splats and dots, I used glitter glue sticks and my non-stick craft sheet. The splats peeled right off the sheet and I glued them onto my letters. It was a technique I read about in an issue of Canadian Scrapbooker and have been itching to try it out!I used my new EK Success dinosaur punch....(Malcolm loves all things reptilian, Ben better too because he is going to inherit all the toys as he gets older!!)
I painted the chipboard gears with Smooch Ink, the colour is Pumpkin. Great medium, drys really fast and comes with its own brush! Really like it!

My son's are a blessing, I am so thankful for them.

The only items I used that weren't included in the kits were the hot glue embellishments I made, orange embroidery cotton and green yarn. I also used more of my own chipboard gears.

I hope you liked my work! Make sure you check out both Sarah's and April's blogs to see their creations!! Enjoy your day!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

JULY Scrapbooking Kit!!

Here it is, the JULY Scrapbooking Kit from Scrappin' Great Deals!! It will be ready for purchase tomorrow, July 2, 2010. I totally LOVED this kit!! I mean, all Sheila's kits are amazing but some fit your personal style better than others, and July's kit is so me. My project needs a bit of last minute touch ups so I will be posting later tonight!

Sarah, SGD's resident designer and April, SGD's newest employee diva, are the other designers for this kit. (and they are oh so talented!!)