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Saturday, August 15, 2015

End of Summer Two-Pager!

Well, I haven't touched my scrapbooking since the last retreat I attended back in March!!
Our end of the school year was crazy busy. We have been moving kid's rooms around too! So, my space has been over-run with extra things in the long process.

Anyway, before school starts up...
Over on XOXO Scrapbooking we wanted to get a bit of Summer in!
Here is the challenge for the rest of August and September.

Just came across this article and our place is listed as Jersey Shore Favorites! Check it out and the places too! Here is the LINK from  

Can wait to see what you have came up with for this challenge!
Be sure to click over to XOXO Scrapbooking and link up your creation!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Teacher Gifts

The year of year gift I found on pinterest.....Here is what my kiddos gave their teacher's!

I found this cute gift idea for teacher's gift and it came with a tag you can download!

Here is the link to my pin.

Here is the original blog post: i-have-to-ad-mitt-youre-sweet-teacher 

For the kiddos swimming instructor I created this little postcard style/gift card holder.

Emma would play a game with the kids at the end of lessons. Asked them if the liked certain foods. Changing it up once in a while and letting them call out the food before they jumped in the pool. 

So, the kiddos like the idea of asking Emma "Do you like Tim's?"

Off the enjoy the summer!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Liftateers, Week #6 - Bell Island Hockey Tournament

This week we had a awesome layout to start from...

I loved how the title came out...
My son is Number 10 in the White jersey!

Using some extra arrows for journaling and adding in the different teams they played.

Here is a full shot of the 1st page.
That guy in the hoodie is my husband coaching my son on the bench and giving the goalie some tips. He played as a goalie back in his time on the ice.

I had more pictures to use so I made mine into a 2 page LO.

Here is some close up details of the 2 pages next to each other.

Page 2 full shot. I noticed my "a" slipped a bit. Need to add the two other teams they played.

2 pages together...the only one I cropped down also!

Here is the layout we were given to lift this week. Found On designed by NichyRae.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Card Lifters, Week #9 - Blessed

For this week's card I used some packaging I had from a box of chipboard Alphas. Cut out the words "Blessed" from a Cricut cartridge (I will have to update which one...Can't remember) I was thinking of using this card for a Baby's Birth, a Baptism or Holy Communion. Added some white fiber!

 Here is a little better shot with out the sun's glare!

 Th inside of the card. I cut out the word "blessed" before going to a crop. So, after making this card there...I would recommend doing a reverse cut of the words use use so you can place them on the back in the inside of the card for a cleaner finished look!

My patterned paper does go right to the edge of the corrugated but there is a lip/space you can see from the inside. I did edge distress ever edge of the patterned paper to help cover the lip/space that I can see! Just my little quirky crafting peeve that would bother me if this card were to fall into the hands of a fellow crafter!

Here is the original card we were given. Found at featured-designer-ardyth-percy-robb

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


The Blog Hop is over.  Thanks to all who participated.  

Winners make sure you head over to the FISKAFRIENDS BLOG

This blog hop was a celebration of the Fiskafriends group's First Anniversary. 
Fiskafriends Blogger list:   

Jean Bullock, #8889,

Susan Slomski, #6150, 

Cindy deRosier, #4113,

Tifany DeGough, #5942, 

Cheryl Waters, #002,

Jean Marmo, #7358,

Teresa Godines #6857

Michelle O'Driscoll #7586

Nancy Carroll  #11488

Maya Oren-Dahan #351

Amy Martin Jones #8546

Karen Poirier-Brode #2858

Tanya Napier #5407

Pamela Haskin #8040

Stasia Sloma #9314

Tracy Moloney #6773

Kim Chenez #5612

    We especially want to thank our wonderful sponsors - the Flying UnicornEileen Hull, and Sparkle N Sprinkle for their kind and generous support! We encourage everyone to visit and support them.  

    We would also like to thank our member sponsors - Fiskafairy and Fiskafairy Snowflake for their generous contribution.  You are awesome!

    Let's take a look at the wonderful prizes.  

    The Prizes!
    1. Flying Unicorn -  April Your Passion Your Art - Main Kit (International and Domestic)
    Prize One- Flying Unicorn - April Your Passion Your Art Main Kit- 
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    3. Flying Unicorn - April Mixed Passion Kit  (International and Domestic)
    Prize Three - Flying Unicorn April Mixed Passion Kit
    4. Flying Unicorn - April Mixed Art Kit  (International and Domestic)
    Prize Four - Flying Unicorn April Mixed Art Kit
    5. Eileen Hull Designs - Sizzix Bigz Cookie Jar Die  (US Mailing Address Only)
    Prize Five -Eileen Hull Designs Sizzix Bigz Cookie Jar Die
    6. Sparkle N Sprinkle -  Winners choice of Digi-Stamps/Digi-Stamp Sets (up to $20 Value) (International and Domestic) 
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    7. Fiskafairy - $ 25 Online Gift Certificate to online vendor of winner's Choice
    (International and Domestic)
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    Card Lifters, Week #6 & #7

    Some more cards I got done at the retreat. Here is Card - Week #6

    This is the card we were given from Julee Tilman found at

    Here is my card for week #7

    This was the card that we were given to use for Week #7 found at

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    Art with Heart Challenge & Card Lifters, Week #8

    I found the "Go Green" challenge for March over on Art with Heart.

    Here is what I came up with.

    So, the first thing I thought of was a frog for green. I checked out the cards I needed to work on for Card Lifters. After seeing this one below; which as for week 8. This card was found at My son popped into my head. And it is totally something I wouldn't be surprised to find in his pockets!!!!

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    Fiskafriends - The Power of Community Blog Hop - March 27th to 29th

    Welcome to the 1st Fiskafriends Blog Hop


    Who We Are: Over 140 numbered Fiskateers wanted to maintain the community they cherished, and so the Fiskafriends Facebook group was created.  For privacy reasons, the group FB status is secret, however any numbered Fiskateer is welcome to join the group. 

    March 27th-29th, we are celebrating our First Anniversary with a Fiskafriend Blog Hop.  You do not have to be a Fiskafriend to visit and comment on our bloggers' posts. This hop is open to everyone! International visitors included! The theme of the hop is Anything Goes, so be prepared to find a variety of creative projects and ideas. 

    So, on to my post for the 1st Fiskafriends Blog Hop
    I am sure we have a great line up for you! You have probably came through a few blogs already. Last would have been Fiskateer #6857 Teresa's blog "Purple Bunny Paper Crafts"
    If you miss any links you can always go back to Fiskafriends blog for the links. I have come to know many of these bloggers and love seeing their creations.

    I have a (PHD) page for you! 
    What is a PHD? Somewhere in my scrapbooking adventure I found this term...Which stands for Page(s) Half Done (PHD)...I loved it because I usually have a few of these! Usually after a crop or retreat, I end up forgetting something or just need to find the date for the event. I ended up making a D-ring Binder just for my PHDs!

    My PHD page has been started a few years ago, actually in the United States! It made it's way to Canada and finally became a finished page!

    I started the page in the United States with only my pictures matted and attached to the layout, but it was just needed a boost that missing something!

    So, after packing up, moving and finally unpacking my PHD Binder. I got to play again! This time with a new Scrappy Friend in Canada, who just happened to have been working on a page using the Create A Critter Cartridge! I cut out the horse and title words "Howdy" from that cartridge and my page began to take shape.
     I still wanted a little more to play off my daughter's cowboy hat. The one she was wearing and the one she placed on our boy, Skipper during his afternoon nap. Using the star and cowboy hat images from A Child's Year I cut them out in coordinating paper. Adding a bit of fiber to the cowboy, gave me the great title. Wrapping a bit of fibers through the star and attaching to the top of a journaling tag, I  finally got my page done!

    Hope you enjoyed my page!

    Don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible for the sponsored giveaways!
    Follow the sponsor giveaway entry directions at FISKAFRIENDS.  One name will be chosen from each blog and entered into the drawing for sponsor's prizes. So, the more blogs you comment on the more your chances to be entered!!!!

    Please go to FISKAFRIENDS for the complete list of blogs!
    Fiskateer #11488 Nancy's blog "My Crafts" is up next!

    I will be drawing a small RAK from my own blog comments at the end of the blog hop.
    (For US/Canada Addresses Only)

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    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Coming soon! Fiskafriends Blog Hop


    History: In 2006, Fiskars created - which consisted of a blog, forums and gallery.  As people joined the community, they were consecutively assigned identifying numbers, added to their online user names. A vibrant, close-knit creative community evolved from this event.  Membership was required to view the gallery and forums and participate in the Fiskateer events. In December of 2013, Fiskars closed the forums and gallery.

    Who We Are: Over 140 numbered Fiskateers wanted to maintain the community they cherished, and so the Fiskafriends Facebook group was created.  For privacy reasons, the group FB status is secret, however any numbered Fiskateer is welcome to join the group. 

    March 27th-29th, we are celebrating our First Anniversary with a Fiskafriend Blog Hop.  You do not have to be a Fiskafriend to visit and comment on our bloggers' posts. This hop is open to everyone! International visitors included! The theme of the hop is Anything Goes, so be prepared to find a variety of creative projects and ideas. 

    Giveaway prizes?  Of course! Everyone loves a giveaway! We will have an end of the hop giveaway with fabulous prizes. In addition to the end of the hop giveaway, some of our bloggers are offering giveaway prizes of their own on their posts. 

    March 23rd–26th, We will post previews of the prizes offered by our wonderful sponsors.  Please check back often. You will be delighted!

    The blog hop blogger list and giveaway details will be revealed on March 27, 2015 by 6PM PDT on the Fiskafriends blog.

    Monday, March 9, 2015

    2nd Layout from February's XOXO Scrapbooking Lift!

    Little Nan is what my husband called her once he saw her dressed in the knitted sweater and cap! "Little Nan" was the nickname for his Grandmother. I when to get photos done for my daughter in her Halloween costume and the photographer asked if she could get some shots with her in the sweater & cap.

    Using Webster's Pages I fussy cut some of the flowers to frame the photos.

    Added some embellishments and edge distress the papers.

    Here is the full layout.

    Here is Kimmy's layout:

    Hope you can play along with us! XOXO Scrapbooking

    Monday, March 2, 2015

    1st Layout Completed for February's XOXO DT Challenge!

    This month I got to use our lift twice!

    Here is the 1st one I did using a Halloween Pic of my kids. I started off using the sketch of Kimmy's layout, but then it turned into something of my own creation!
    A button cluster in the top corner using a spider I had cutout previously but didn't use on another layout! 

    I had used these two cool Halloween themed punches at a scrapbooking retreat. So, I made an extra strip just in case! Got the chance to put it to use!

    A pre-printed journal box, jack-o-lantern and a cat I had cut out, but never used, until now! 

    As you can see it turned out as it's own creation...I started out using the sketch elements from Kimmy's layout! Then it became it's own!

    Here's Kimmy's layout we had to go on!

    Hope you got the chance to play along with us over at XOXO Scrapbooking!

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    Pool Party Invites

    My daughter's birthday is coming up and she wants a swimming party.  So, I created her invites!

    I used Close To My Heart Stamp Set called Makin' Waves. Stamped the image and colored in the mask, his feet and beak. Then after it dried added Liquid Applique to the duck's body.

    I also used some light blue pearl Stickles on the bubbles and Liquid Glass for the inside of the mask. Here is a better shot to so it!

    I started out using a stamp and then hand-writing the invite info. But, since there was not enough room to fit all the info. I created my own version using MicroSoft Word. This one is one I will use on her scrapbook page(s) for her party.

    I used a Fiskars Inter-changeable Border Punch, which I don't know the name of! Stamped the Splish Splash sentiment for the CTMH - Makin' Waves set.

    I didn't make as fancy invites for her class. I did add the Stickles! Since, they would only hang a the fridge and then be thrown away! Here's a shot of those created!