Friday, September 28, 2007

Daniel Cole at 28 months

"Dasher" featuring Daniel Cole for Dawn's BasicGrey Cover-Sheet Challenge!
(**= items available at SBCH)
Photos: December 2002 @ Sears Portrait Studio, New Minas, NS
Pale Blue Cardstock: Bazzill
Satin ribbon: Home Sweet Home by So-Facile Canada
Blue crocheted edging: BasicGrey LilyKate "Rolls of Ribbon" **
Dasher Collection Cover Sheet: BasicGrey**
Lettering: BasicGrey Dasher Collection DSH-640**
Red Button: Frenchy's Wilmot, NS
Blue Floss: DMC #930


Plain Wooden "Kate" decoration: Frenchy's secondhand store, Wilmot, NS
Pastel Vellum Flowers: Stickopotamus VM-03
Podge! (Orient)
Provocraft: MicroBeadz & Beadz in Cobalt & Crystal
DecoArt paint: African Violet
Large purple crystal: Darice
Small pink crystals: unknown (TY Pam!)

Monday, September 24, 2007

SBCH now has BLOG!!

Check it out...

An amazing and friendly place.

Thank-you card

This card was created based on a sketch by Noella Arsenault.


** = items from SBCH

"Thanks" Stamp: Inkadinkado, Fine Line Classics
Patt Paper: Perhaps: Daphne, #PER-741** Deirdre, #PER-736**
Firebird, #PER-748**
Background Cardstock Bazzill Candlelight**
Dye ink: Ink it Up! Khaki Green #1027-14

"Thanks" for checking this out!

Directing the wind? I don't think so...

This card is based on a sketch created by Noella Arsenault.

SUPPLIES for this card:

**= item from SBCH

BG CS: Candlelight (Bazzill)**
Chipboard circle~ recycled scrap from end of 'Makeoffs' package
Paint: Orient, Antique White (# ZD200-02); FolkArt, Italian Sage #467; used in a 2:1 ratio
dye Ink: Ink it Up! #1027-14 Khaki Green
Stamp: #F3403 PSX
PP: Perhaps: Daphne, #PER-741** Deirdre, #PER-736**Firebird, #PER-748**
BG CS: Bazzill Candlelight**
Ink: Ink it Up! Khaki Green #1027-14

Thanks for checking this out!


" You've got the Moves!"

Background cardstock: Lilypond (Bazzill)**
Journaling block: Green Tea (Bazzill)**
Patterned paper: Scenic Route: Spot Check SR142 **
Scenic Route: Spot Check Stripe (reverse of SR142) **
Title font: 2PeasCrazy Pooch (free)
Journaling font: Tahoma (free)
Green Satin Ribbon: My Mom's scrap bin~ TY Mom!
Green striped shell buttons- Frenchy's (Wilmot, NS)
Embroidery Floss: DMC #904
"Stitching:" American Crafts Slick Writer: Black **
Kandoo title & character cut from the Kandoo Shampoo multi-package

Photos by Ali~ January '07

Welcome to the Zoo!

I made this African Animal Banner for a challenge I participated in at SBCH. I created a "welcome" sign for Daniel and Noah's bedroom door! Their shared bedroom has an African Animal theme.


** = from SBCH

2-3x5" Index cards glued together (= 10 index cards in total. Use a gluestick)

Eyelets: Zision
Corner rounder: CM
PP: Cactus Pink: Decades Art Deco (Candi Higley) Zap#1003**
CS: for matting stickers all Bazzill; neutral shades (SCRAPS)
Dye Ink: Ink it up! Khaki Green #1027-14
'Welcome To' font: "IMPACT"
Zoo Animals Stickers: Karen Foster Designs Wild Things #10448 (from Maggi: TY!)
Brown ric-rack: Atl Fabrics

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Puppy Pile

** = from SBCH

For a "Recipe" CHALLENGE based on the number 3~

#1 Patt paper (background): BasicGrey Skateshoppe~"Alias"
KT-307 **
#2 Patt paper photo Mat : BasicGrey Dasher~ "Snowfall Cranberry"
#3 Patt Paper strip on left: BasicGrey Dasher~"Yule Log"
Title lettering: Basic Grey Scarlett's Letter~ "Alphabet stickers"

3 pics: taken by Ali at home in 2006

3 "Ribbons:"
#1 Satin ribbon: Atl Fabrics
#2 Felt ric-rack: Atl Fabrics
#3 Olive ric-rack Atl Fabrics

3 Red Brads: Make it Special
3 stars, navy, used at right of bottom pic: CM (2000) rec'd in a RAK- TY
Swirls, navy, used near title: CM (2000) rec'd in a RAK- TY

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Sweet Girl ~ Snow Dog ~ Sheena

Sweet Girl ~ Snow Dog ~ Sheena

**= from SBCH
Patt Paper: PaperTrunk Batik “Alluring” #PT01BAT**
Cream Cardstock for journaling: Sally Papers
Corner punch: Fiskars “Heritage”
Title Lettering: BasicGrey Blush BLU-663**
Ink: Ink it up! Khaki Green #1027-14
“3:” BasicGrey Scarlet’s Letter mini-monograms #scr-814**
Paint: FolkArt “Italian Sage” # 467
Journaling reads:
These are my three favourite photos of you, Sheena. So many times we think of you, knowing we were blessed to have you with us for those 5 short months. Your time here was such a gift. Jane very aptly called it your “twilight adventure.” You were thirteen years old. Your sweetness provided a happy distraction for us in the midst of an intensely busy time. Having you close somehow felt as though we had our Teddi with us again. Many times Peter and I remarked on your ethereal quality; the aura of pure sweetness that surrounded you. There were times we turned and suddenly Teddi was standing there, in you. This amazing experience didn’t take away from YOU, Sheena, it multiplied the love we had to share with you; it sparked a glow inside us. Knowing you was heartwarming. You were wisdom, gentleness and joy. Thank you, Sheena, for being with us during your twilight months.
We love you, sweet girl.

Photos ~January 2006

Friday, September 21, 2007

This weekend...

promises to be a blast over at Scrapbooker's Clubhouse.

There'll be challenges, classes and prizes galore. So, please pop in and say hello... it's a really friendly place! Link:

Monday, September 17, 2007

Fall Vase & Floral Arrangement

I'm not much of a flower arranger but I LOVE this!~Made it last night before bed.
Thanks for looking!


(** = from SBCH)
1 empty Candle-lites glass candle jar (Zellers), washed, labels removed (a warm water soak takes them off well) & dried
4-6 medium sized chunks of styrofoam (recycled from a purchased item's packing) OR floral arranging foam~ placed inside jar
TOOLS: Wire nippers to cut floral stems (scissors don't work!)
Patterned Paper: Scenic Route; Spot Check SR142**
Scenic Route Spot Check Stripe (reverse of SR142)**
Taylor for Daisy D.'s Gypsy Paisley-Eggplant # 14218**
Olive green satin ribbon: Atlantic Fabrics
Olive green narrow satin cording: Atlantic fabrics
Wide goldenrod satin cording: Frenchy’s, Wilmot, NS
Podge! (Orient, gloss)
FLOWERS and FALL LEAVES/berries: WalMart “Harvest” fall display

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Beautiful Tin

September Altered Tin Challenge
Round Tin: from Frenchy's, paid .25 cents. Has a "Europa Watch Co." label inside
Patterned Paper: Taylor for Daisy D.'s~ Gypsy Paisley-Eggplant # 14218
Black felt floral border: Queen and Co.
Floral motif atop tin: Queen and Co. -pieces cut from border
Brad: Make it Special
Glue Dot used to adhere motif
Lettering: Basic Grey Fusion letters: FUS-261
Sealant: "Podge!" gloss finish, by Orient
This is my little fun birthday gift to myself this AM! I adore this paper and that felt border... WOW! Simple and pretty.
I keep tiny sponges and makeup applicators inside for using with my chalks. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Happy Birthday Card

This square card was made for Kate's friend, whose birthday is tomorrow. It was part of a challenge at SBCH.


Patterned paper #1~ Sally Papers (uneven burgundy plaid)
Patterned paper #2~ Paper Trunk Gigi Graceful # PT-10 GIG

Cardstock: Bazzill- Travertine

Dye Ink: Ink it Up! Khaki Green # 1027-14
Trim- #1: Square-patterned ribbon: Thanks to my Mom (scrap)
Trim- #2: Olive Green rick-rack: Atlantic Fabrics

Embellishment #1: Eyelet naugahyde: Atlantic Fabrics
Embellishment #2: Karen Foster designs Sticker "Horses" # 10534 (TY to my friend Maggi)

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Get Comfy!

"Get Comfy!" is a page I did of a visit we had to our wonderful neighbours' home last summer. Noah looked so cute on Reg's chaise lounge!


Cardstock- Bazzill Chatterbox Dark Tangerine & Rain (< I think; a lg scrap I had on hand)
Deep Orange cardstock- unknown, purchased at Atlantic Fabrics
Patterned cardstock: BasicGrey Lucky "Bliss" LUC-226
Font for journaling: Shannon
Parentheses: Heidi Swapp 2006 Exclamations Flamboyant #HS64123
Title lettering: Basic Grey Romani Letters, GYP- 542
Large flower: Making Memories (TY to Casey!)
Wooden button: Frenchy's button bin (Wilmot, NS)
Paprika coloured petals under button: Fancy Pants flower cut into pieces & glued in place
Yellow sheer organza ribbon: scrap, repurposed from a gift bag from summer birthday
Font for journaling: Shannon


Majestic Snow Leopard [Photo of the page is a little crooked, sorry!]

Items from the Paper Trunk September Kit available from SBCH are starred**

Based on a sketch by Noella Arsenault for SBCH (TY Noella!)
CS~ Bazzill Paolo Verde **
Cream CS: Sally Papers
PP: Paper Trunk~ Gigi Witty #PT07GIG** & Gigi Sassy #PT09GIG**
Dye Ink: Memories~ Black
Title Lettering: BasicGrey (Blush Letters) BLU-663
Swirls: Li’l Davis Designs
Stripped Chip- Chipboard Swirls #2290
Paint: acrylic FolkArt Medium Grey #425 & FolkArt Clover #923 (blended 2:1)
Fonts: title~ BrushscrD; journaling~ Gautami

Journaling reads:

Snow Leopard

This snow leopard looks just like Lena, the snow leopard who used to watch and chase a much younger Bryan back and forth as he walked outside her huge enclosure! (I think Lena would have liked Bry to come for lunch!)
This classy lady was content to gaze at us quietly, with a peaceful yet watchful look in her gorgeous almond eyes. She was powerful looking, beautiful, and so majestic. I

think this is the best photograph that we ever took of a snow leopard at Oaklawn!!

To be able to see such a creature: what a treasured experience!

~Oaklawn Zoo~

mid-May 2006

Tootsie sweetie pie

A sweet, precious pic of our "baby." She now weighs a whopping 4 lbs- Tootsie was only 2 lbs 2 oz when my friend Tammy rescued her (a stray kitten who arrived at her door in May) and we then adopted her. She now has a clean bill of health after 3 vet visits & some special "Developmental" kitten (= baby nutrition) food.What a sweet personality this little girl has! She is a Domestic long-haired tortoiseshell. we just love her to pieces! All the pets here get along well with her. Thanks for looking!