Saturday, November 22, 2008

Poor Robert............

So yesterday I started the seasonal clean of my office. Bob has certainly had his eyes opened as to how much stuff is kept in my office. LOL. I have a file box of goodies to share with fellow scrappers when next I go to my LSS, and it continues to grow.

Well its time to get back at it as I promised myself that it would be done before bedtime tomorrow. I took the before pictures and will share those and the after pictures when I am done.

Tomorrow is the FESTIVAL of Trees - Yippeee Yahooo!

Off I go see you all soon.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Wanted to share my holiday album

So here are a few of the pages from my holiday album. I have loved putting this together using up my stash, and even finally tackling the clear album fear that I had.... sheesh not nearly as intimidating as I thought.

There are several more pages to be built and of course the spine to doctor up with ribbons etc. I will share new pages as they are completed.

The inside cover bears then names of our family that will share in the joy of the holiday season.

This page lifts up and there is a letter to my family that expresses my hopes that this will be the beginning of a wonderful new tradition. Thanks to Ali Edwards for the concept of this mini album.

Anyone recognize these Seven Gypsey letters? They are several years old as I discovered them in Salt Lake. It feels good to use the stash.

I bought bags and bags of decorative buttons when they first came out had no idea what to do with them but I do now!
My lesson for 2008.......... Never say never. Who would have thought that Trisha Ladouceur could convert me to a flower child and lets not mention the use of Glimmer Mist.

Stickers may not be the hottest trend going at the moment but pull out your stash add some ink, bling a button or two and of course Glossy Accents and you have a great new embellishment.

Of course what is a book without some hand drawen doodles. Get out those pigment pens and create create create! Stamping, inking and drawing on those Primas makes each flower unique to your book and will reflect who you are.

Hope you are inspired to share your holiday traditions and activities with those you love.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Well here he is the mystery man that has been captivating my time, mind and attention for the past few months. He is really a sweetie and usually your standard non-conformist but I have noticed that he does conform when I ask him nicely - wink. Notice the suit and tie - doesn't he look so handsome.

Yes I know the "t" is missing and I know that it is in the office and so I refuse to make another because the "Season of Cleaning" is fast approaching and I know that it will surface.

I have been having a blast scrapping this past month as I worked on challenges for the Just Cre8 site. Well now that it is over I have some fun things to share with you.

A couple of weeks ago I provided some sneak peeks of a layout involving my favourite things about the holidays. So here is the whole layout. What I loved about doing this was the using up of lots and lots of my stash.
Then I had a blast making this for one of the other challenges.

Once again using up the stash that has been sitting in my office for a day or two - smirk. Everything is magnetic so that it can be traded out and made into a count down for other events.

I am working on a holiday season album - to celebrate the new beginning of our blended family so to speak - well as much as it can be with the kids now grown and on their own or living away from Saskatoon. They are still our kids and we will celebrate when they are here with us. However, production has been temporarily slowed with my broken finger - yeah here we go again for those of you who know my tendency to be accident prone.

Well its time to go and plan the "Season of Cleaning" have a good night everyone!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Just a sample of a layout that I have been working on............................I have to tell you the holiday seasons are my favourite. More blogging to come soon... Lots to share.