Monday, July 30, 2007

Guest Design Team Member at SBCH!!!!

I made it! I am so excited! :) I'm the Scrapbooker's Clubhouse Guest Design Team Member for August!

Great place. Cool challenges, friendly people, awesome ideas. YAY!!!! Bring it on!

Here's the link:

Friday, July 27, 2007

A Beautiful Garden

"One of the things that’s most fun about summer for our family is taking care of our garden and watching our beautiful perennials in their cycle of greening, growing and blooming. The Shasta daisies and the day lilies in these pictures are two colourful sights in our front garden. It’s such a treat every year for our family when they bloom and turn their faces toward the warm sun!! Garden photos~ July 2006"

July 2007 note: I am thrilled to tell you that these photos are pretty much identical to the growth of the daisies and lillies we have in our front garden this year too.

Our perennials came from our parents, Peter and I send our biggest thanks to you all.

(Photos by Ali, 2006 )
I did this LO as a challenge for a current contest at SBCH.

Background CS: Bazzill

Beige CS used for centre of Prima flower, jrnlg block & round photo mat: Sally Papers.

Striped patterned paper used as tag accent, jrnlg block stripe & behind 4x6" photos: Cool Dude Collection by Daisy Bucket designs, purchased from Scrapbooker's Clubhouse.

"Beautiful" rub-on: 'daisyd's'

Metal tag: TY Pam

Floral border rub-on: Make it Special

My Mind's Eye rub-on: Small blue flower, (Starburst Hope #MGR107)

My Mind's Eye rub-on: large blue flower on tag (Serene Adorable MGR101)

My Mind's Eye rub-on: ornate swirls under tag (Starburst Hope #MGR10)

Thanks to Sherry for the gorgeous rub-ons (they are the last 3 listed.)

"Whispers Frost" flower: Prima #512736.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

'Morroccan' Keepsake Box

'Morroccan' Keepsake Box

Here are 2 views of one of my latest projects. This is an altered box. It's a plastic box from Dollarama that's been transformed~!! I absolutely LOVE it! I keep my chipboard inside it on my desk. Isn't it gorgeous?
Daisy d's Gypsy Harvest Morroccan Floral~Persimmon patterned paper was applied to box top using "Podge!" (gloss) by Orient.
A floral "Fiskars" pp from 'Family Legacy Decorative Paper' book used in combination with the Persimmon pp to cover bottom half of box.
Rich-looking satin cording (Atlantic Fabrics) used to finish edges of box & accent beaded top.
Deep brown satin ribbon (Atlantic Fabrics) used to edge the box just beneath the cording.
Underside of box was covered in soft burgundy craft foam (which cannot be seen in photo.)
Glass and wood-beaded accent piece from a gorgeous summer sandal (2005, Suzy Shier, a gift from my sister, Alex.)
Aged pewter metal tag: 'Make it Special.'
CS: Bazzill- 'Desert Marigold'
Dye ink: Memories (black)~ TY Mom and Dad
"a" monogram: Magnolia "serene" ~TY Sherry!

Thanks for looking everyone!

Smiles 'n Slides:
LO for a challenge I completed.
CS: Bazzill "Green Tea"

CS BasicGrey Romani- Migration [GYP-537]

From my stash: Orange w/ yellow dot pp, yellow/pink diamond pp, distressed stamped lettering pp, dotted distressed yellow pp: all likely Slab pp's from SSH-MB Round Robin PAK; pale green floral: Nobility [#SCA0103P03], wide grey-green ric-rac: "Imagine That!" (travel), thread: scraps of Guterman marigold colour (? colour #).

Antiqued finish brads: American Traditional Designs.

Red heart brads: A big thank you to Pam.

FONT: Shagadelic, FREE from

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Sensory Input!

FEEL: These 2 pix were taken in our garden last May (2006). Noah loves the feel of the sun on his face and the cool sensation & texture of grass on his cheek. Can you tell? Look at that sweet happy face! Noah has Autism Spectrum Disorder and seeks out input to help him make sense of the world. The looks on his face tell us how much he enjoys the input he's discovered! Imagine experiencing the world this way! Hope you like it, and thanks for looking.
Supplies: Bazzill CS- Desert Marigold and Denim Blue, Scenic Route Striped paper, Basic Grey Fusion cardstock (Free spirit), Basic Grey Romani Letters: GYP- 542

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Bloom and Shine

PP: Hippie, Bohemian, Medallion & Dali (BasicGrey Romani Collection)

CS: Denim Blue & Desert Marigold- Bazzill Acidwash Wild Ginger-BasicGrey

Large flower on Bloom page: cut from Urban Lily 'Inner me: DREAM' and sanded/distressed

Centre of flower cut from Bohemian pp & secured with "Make it Special" antique-look brad

Dusty-peach flowers (Prima? TY Noella!)

Small antiqued brads: American Traditional Designs

Title: BasicGrey- Romani Letters- GYP- 542

Sandpaper- Garnet resin, 150 grit.

Dye ink: Memories (black)- TY Mom & Dad

Zig zag stitching done w/ "White" sewing machine

Thread: Guterman # CA-0766

Jewels: Multicrafts Canada

Font: JSL Ancient (source:, free)

Plum ric-rac: Atlantic Fabrics

All photos taken by Ali, June 2006

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

A summery card

Thanks for checking this out! Enjoy!


DCWV: hot pink cardstock
Bazzill: Tea green cardstock
Paperbilities: turquoise cardstock
CTG: Rub-on fish... item # 07208
Circles: cut from BasicGrey cardstock scrap
"Thinking of You" stamp: Stamp-a-Greeting
Wave/water scallops cut by hand after using Border Buddy template

Dye Ink: Stampcraft-- violet

Sunday, July 1, 2007

From Drinking Glass to Paintbrush Caddy!

I made this fun little creation for a challenge I was involved in online @ Scrapbooker's Clubhouse. I used Fiskars vellum paper and Podge (Orient brand) to cover the glass in several coats, then applied ric-rac (Imagine that! brand) and lettering (BasicGrey Fusion line) to say "Pretty." fun and useful!

A Mini-Album gift for Mark & Shawna

Mark and Shawna are very, very special to us. Both have worked with Noah and are very sympatico with our family. This little album was a memento for them.
Bazzill Coin Folder: white
Black satin ribbon: scrap, tied in a fun "easy to undo" slip knot instead of a bow
Round ribbon charm: stars- Making Memories # 23188
Paper: 3 Bugs in Rug "Seeing Stars" line ordered from SBCH (thanks Nicole!)
Galaxy (cover)-- also, reverse light blue used for journaling
All Star (p.1)
Twinkle (p.2)
Superstar (p.3)
Galaxy (p.4)
Superstar (back cover)
Tag on back of folder: from 'Seeing Stars' die cut tags set, tag was slit w/ exacto and used to secure ribbon on the back of the album so it wouldn't be lost.
CM black marker
Green pp: Sandylion ('Camping paper- green leaf') #RMSCB 20 used for titles/ journaling
ink: Ink it up! (Khaki green # 1027-14)

Mini-Album gift for Kelly...

The above is a mini-album gift for one of Noah's therapists.
It's made with the "Flirty Purse template" I got from SBCH. (It's by Deja Views.) Fun, easy and looks great!
TY to Peter for the final twists of wire (19 g, Multicrafts Canada) on the handle
Thanks Mom, for the ribbon from your stash!~
Ric-rac from Imagine that!~ (Travel set)
BasicGrey string clasps- TY Pam.
Patterned paper: BasicGrey 'Romani' line (medallions & washed turquoise)
BasicGrey LilkyKate collection: Vanilla (for journaling)
CS: Bazzill
"Learn" copper oval is an AMM Expressions word charm (TY Pam!)
Fonts: Chisel Thin and Stamp Act-Jumbled
"Wonder" sticker: Phrase Cafe, EK Success
"K" monogram sticker: Sharon Ann Collection by Deja Views (Red garden)
Dye ink: Memories (black) TY Mom and Dad

A creative recycling idea!!

This is sooooooo funny. I needed a small ironing board in my scraproom, so I made one from the old fabric highchair pad (no more highchairs here) and a piece of mahogany that Pete had finished in Shop class many moons ago in high school. I covered the wood with a piece of the high chair pad I'd made, Dh stapled it well, and-- Presto!!! A great ironing board! Too funny and SO USEFUL and small- easy to store. Iron was on special at Zellers. I love the shape and size of it too. ENJOY! Happy Canada Day!