Monday, May 28, 2007

Crystal Tree

Here's a new LO that I did last night after the kids were asleep. I played with Provocraft's coloured MicroBeadz. Love them! Sorry you can't see the delicate beads in the pic, they are so tiny, delicate and PRETTY! Easy to work withg too...LOVE this hobby! It gives me the bvest of every craft and tons of fun supplies to PLAY with! !

This page shows the kids' Crystal Tree from December 2005. Thanks for looking, I really appreciate it.

~ Journaling reads:

"Crystal Tree"

This delicate Christmas tree was created from a kit we bought from Scholastic Book Club for the kids during the holiday season. The tree was made from cardboard, and was set in a little shallow dish, and decorated with a star and beaded “garland.” A special solution was mixed and poured into the bottom of the dish, then the tree “grew” bright green crystals over a period of a few hours. It was amazing to watch. Kate thought the little tree was pretty topped off with the gold star! The boys were transfixed with the way their miniature tree “grew.” ~December 2005

Font~ title: SBC Courtney's Journal
Font~Journaling: Century Gothic
CS background: Basic Grey Acid Washed (wild ginger)
Grey journaling block: Pretty Paper, Pretty Cheap Stickeez tree shapes and bottom border pattern: Provocraft MicroBeadz in Cobalt and Green: Provocraft
Circles: Glue dots
Green grosgrain ribbon scrap (Thanks Mom!)
3/8" mauve satin ribbon: So-Facile (Home Sweet Home)
Staples: X-acto, standard

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Kate and her horse Oaklee

Our beautiful Kate (13) riding Oaklee (5) at Rohan Wood Stable, May 27, 2007.

Saturday, May 26, 2007


Journaling reads:

This photo was taken by Wing Imaging in October 2000, when Peter was honoured with the 14 Wing ‘Technician of the Quarter Award.’ In the photo, he was working in the lab, repairing a radar antenna from the CP-140 Aurora search aircraft.

When someone asked him what his Daddy’s job was, Daniel always replied “He’s a fixer!!”

Photo credit: Wing Imaging, October 2000
Patterned CS: Grandpa's Closet Diamonds (TY Pam!)
Charcoal CS matting main pic: Pretty Paper Pretty Cheap
Patterned paper: basketweave- Provocraft: "By the seashore" #42-5352
Leather look for title and strip on tag- unknown (from Rewards Dept Store)
Fiskars Country Colours collection for journaling block on tag
Memories Ink-black (TY Mom and Dad!)
Metal Tag (TY Pam!)
Brown multi-toned ribbon scrap (TY Mom!)
Vinyl scrap (recycled)
Fonts: (title) Sizzix Sizzlit- Nouveau
Journaling: Indy 17 (Broderbund- The Printshop Essentials, version 20 CD)
Based on a sketch created by Lisa ('pinkephelant') @ SB'ers CH site.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Cheery Vest

Hope everyone had a nice long weekend. Mary was over to visit today, it's always nice to see her. Noah got and gave a lot of snuggles. Thanks also for looking at the new pages Mary!
Here is a new December 2005 page for you all. ENJOY and Thanks for looking!
This is our Daniel Cole at age 4 1/2 yrs old in a Christmas vest from Avon that I actually found & bought at Frenchy's! As of 2006, ALL our boys have worn it. Font is Sizzlit: Nouveau. Fir green CS: Bazzill, Red CS: Bazzill. Tree and star PP's: unknown, small dotted PP: Forever in Time (6x6" pad of soft greens, item #SP-200E, Multicrafts Imports). Thread is a dk fir tree green, Guterman: #794, Swirls: Li'l Davis Designs Stripped Chip (heart doodles), Acrylic paint for doodles is Plaid brand #ZD200-41 in Hunter green.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Christmas Time at our house

This is a page I created just to show a few highlights of Christmas 2005. It's so much brighter and clearer, and has more "punch" in real life.

Cinnamon Buns were made with Marla C. "Flylady's" recipe, served on my Grammie's Rosecliffe Alfred Meakin platter. We make those every year now.

Noah has a red dot on his nose (That's from preschool: a cute reindeer nose!)

Santa hats are fun treats given to the kids by Oma and Opa years ago.

Daddy made the gingerbread house with the kids this year. It's our first one!

The 2 wooden reindeer in the pic on the journaling block were made by my Dad. Red reindeer was made by my sis-in-law Patricia. Thank you!

Journaling reads:

It's Christmas time at our house:

~ Cinnamon buns on Christmas morning

~Christmas tree all decorated

~Kids playing with new toys

~ Gingerbread house built

~Grandparent visits

~Rudolph noses

~Santa hats


CS: Pioneer, white.

Red dotted CS: Basic Grey's Snowfall Cranberry- Dasher Collection DSH-636

Olive green subtly patterned paper: unknown brand-Thanks Casey!

Colorbox pigment ink: Cranberry (TY Mom/Dad!)

Holly: Royal & Lagnickel Inc. Rub-On #THO387

Circular 2005 date stamp: MM Rub-On #25799

Joy sticker: Deja Views Wonderful Words (WW-155)

All styles of gold stitching: DCWV Rub-On (Thanks Cas!)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

What I like Best about Me

This page is called "What I like best about me" and describes Noah's laugh, grin, and sense of humour. He's wearing a yellow shirt my parents got for him in England- so cute on him!
The big yellow brads are from the Dollar Store.
Cardstock is Bazzill: Pomegranate
Font: Trots Medium
"Happy Face" paper from 2005 SB'ing calendar by Accord Publishing- Thanks Mary and Gil!

Thanks for looking!

My Favourite Toys

Here is a page all about Noah's favourite toys. It lists the following favourites:
"My animals, my books, my Magnadoodle, my blocks, my Leap Pad, my "string collection", and my animal cards."

The t-shirt he's wearing came from Zellers and is MY favourite. I'm sad that he's grown out of it now!

Cardstock: all Bazzill, also Bazzill scraps used for the buttercream journaling block, blue photo mat & title block.

Patterned papers:

Toys- K & Co. 'Tommy's Toys'

Red mini dots- scrap, unknown source

My Favourite Book

Here is a page that describes Noah's love of books, and shows him reading his favourite book: one from Grandma and Grandpa. He's wearing panda bear jammies that his Grandma made for him.

"All about Me" Bulletin Board Display

Here are some of Noah's "All About Me" pages for the Bulletin Board at his preschool where he is "Child of the Week."

I am going to post these one at a time. Just scroll up to see them. Here are 4 of the 11 pages. I'll post the rest next week when I get them all back from the Bulletin Board display.
All are done on Bazzill Pomegranate 8 1/2x 11 cardstock. The first pic is a little brighter than it is in real life.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Bouquet from Mom, Dad, Mary, Gil, Alex & Cody

These are carnations, my favourite flowers. Thanks for caring and sending them to me! I just LOVE them!! Love you, too! Made my day when they arrived.Thanks again!


This is Daniel with one of his Play-Doh creations in October 2005.
He created the picture and spelled "rainbow" all by himself. He was so proud! Heck, WE were so proud!!

Fonts: title- Christie; journaling- Arial Unicode MS.

Sizzlit "Nouveau" font used for RAINBOW title.
(Each letter used up small scraps of PP, in colour order of the rainbow.)

Sticker strip (red) : Thin bright borders #18049 by N. Goodale

Sticker strip (turquoise and white): Waterfun Sampler by Pebbles Inc. (TY Pam!)

"Stitching:" Dee's Designs Distressed Effects Rub-Ons, DEF#116-2005, MME.

Circ. epoxy stickers- Studio Basics by C.I. (TY Nicole!)

Large bright buttons on left lower side: Imaginisce (TY Nicole!!)

Willie Nelson

The page posted below is of "Willie Nelson," one of my parents' cats. Story used as journaling was taken from an email my Mom sent in March, 2006. The pics were taken on Dec 25, 2005 at my sister Mary's home, and the page was a challenge I did as part of a fun crop for Scrapbooker's Clubhouse.
Journaling: "Willy sang the other night! A wild cat who has been around here this winter walked by the door just at sundown. Willy stood by the piano and howled for 15 minutes. He has about a three-octave range and his sides went in and out like a piper's bag. I was alone in the house and just sat and watched him, laughing. At one point he went “Yow yow yow” in about high C. I guess he really is a Willie Nelson after all."
Supplies: Die Cuts with a View (DCWV) Cardstock, doodling pen: black fine tip by CM. This represents my first attempt at doodling!
Purple braided trim on right side between flowers from my Mom-in-law (TY Chris!)
Small Fancy Pants flowers from Pam (TY)
Metallic brads: purchased on ebay, possibly American Traditional Designs.
Big buttons: Frenchy's, rescued from button bin @ .25 cents total!
Large flowers: cut from a box from a toy, thus recycled (Thanks Reg!)
'Music notes' rub-on used on lower edge of jrnling block: MME Dee's Designs distressed effects
Patterned papers: Slab, (TY Casey)
Ink: memories black (TY Mom & Dad)
Journaling block: Bazzill scrap, scruffed with Memories ink to add shabby-chic appearance.
Journaling block corners rounded w/ CM corner rounder tool
"Stitching" line: MME Dee's Designs distressed effects.
Title Letters: Sticko, red dot lettering (I painted over them before removal from sticker sheet with with FolkArt Plaid acrylic paint in # 635 Fucshia. Made the horrible orangey-red shiny unusable letters usable, textured and cool!
"W" turned sideways as part of the challenge- we had to turn the first letter 90 degrees!)

Our Front Door: December 2005

Page created May 6, 2007

Bazzill CS: "Denim"
Ink: Memories (Black), ColorBox (Royal blue)
Star Outline: MM Basic Shapes stamp
Star with swirls: Rubber Stampede stamp (ebay)
Red stars: Sizzlit die cut
Fonts: title~ Beach Thin, Journaling~ Vogel.
Blue pen: Zig Millenium

'Tree with words' idea based on a card from Cloudeight Stationery- 2005: Thanks to my friend Garnetta for the link!
Thanks to Sherry for the Sizzix Sidekick, used for red stars. :)
Thanks to my parents for the inks used here.

Wreath made by Bryan at Cubs, November 2005
"Crystal" acrylic stars: Dollar Store
Crystal-look cherubs: Dollar Store
Silver and navy wired/patterned ribbon: Dollar Store

Journaling reads:
Our Wreath Creation
I was so excited to see the beautiful pine wreath that Bryan made at Cubs! When he brought it home, we decorated it with gorgeous acrylic stars and cherubs. Kate helped me choose some rich-looking navy blue and sparkling silver ribbon. Everything came from the Dollar Store but it looked exceptional! We hung our creation from a shiny brass hook that Daddy installed on the front door of our home. Our wreath looked just beautiful and was quite eye-catching! We received many compliments on it throughout the Christmas season.

December 2005

All about wreaths: Wreaths are commonly made of evergreens as a symbol for the strength of life, because these plants can overcome even the harshest winters. The circularity of wreaths has been used to symbolize eternity. (Source: Wikipedia )

Lovingly Created

Welcome... This is a place where I can share my scrapbook creations with you all... I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I've enjoyed creating them.