Tuesday, October 30, 2007

"Crazi" Hair Day 2006

“Crazi Hair Day, 2006”

Bryan- age 11, Grade 5


**= avail @ SBCH

Crate paper: Hampton Collection- Port Holes #H128**; Freedom #H127**
Port hole Band and Circular Frame- Crate paper, Hampton Collection #H129**
Beige cardstock inside circular frame- Sally Papers
Lettering-BasicGrey Fusion Letters: FUS-261 (TY Pam!)
Word Charm “Laugh”- All My Memories (TY Pam!)
Antiqued-look Brads to affix charm- American Traditional Designs
Brown Felt Rickrack: Atlantic Fabrics, notions dept
Olive rickrack: Atlantic Fabrics, notions dept
Cream rickrack (scrap) from ‘Imagine That!’ Kit: “Travel” theme
Buttons: Frenchy’s button bin
Corner Rounder- CM
Pen: American Crafts SlickWriter Black, fine **
Craft Knife [for slitting CS in order to weave rickrack through]
Garnet sandpaper: 150 grit used on photo edges
Gluedots: ½”, 3/16”**

Sunday, October 28, 2007




Please note, our family is showing support for our troops with the red and yellow t-shirts from our Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC). Thanks to the troops for what they are doing, and thanks to the families waiting at home "holding the fort." Bless them all, the soldiers and families alike. Get a t-shirt, wear a t-shirt, show your support of our troops! Email me if you need information on how to get a t-shirt like ours! All sizes are available! They are only $10.00, and all funds help support the GMFRC.

** = from SBCH

Photos by Kristie Innes, May 2007, Stronach Park

Background CS~ Bazzill Typhoon **
PP~ BasicGrey OhBaby! Boy Collection # OBB-461 (Preston)**, OBB-462 (Matthew)**, OBB-467 (Nathan)** (avail as a collection)
Ink~ Ink-it-Up Khaki #1027-14
BasicGrey AcidWashed Sophie Collection lettering~ AWS-020 Letter Stickers (TY to Pam!)
American Crafts Slickwriter: Black fine **
Sakura Pen Touch: white 1.0 mm

Friday, October 26, 2007

Peter and Patricia ~ 1970

“Peter and Patricia~ 1970: Lahr, Germany”

Quote reads: "Change is a measure of time and, in the autumn, time seems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is, is change." Edwin Way Teale

**= available from SBCH

Red pp: unknown brand
Rub-ons: BasicGrey Wholly Cow 00492 (small flourishes)
Rub-ons: MME 2005 Dee’s Designs- Distressed Effects Odds & Ends-Black DEF121 ("moments in time")
Rub-ons: CherryArte Numbers CAR074 ("1970")
Brocade: BasicGrey~ Urban Couture Ribbon RIB-477**American Crafts Slickwriter: Black **
Buttons: Frenchy's Button Bin
Glue dots

Reading lamp for Kate's redecorated bedroom

Item once used by Kate to drape her long necklaces over has been changed into an actual READING LAMP to match her "Perfectly Purple" bedroom!! (She had really never used this as a lamp!)

Purple floral pattern paper (unkn brand)
Flowers cut from floral pp (unkn brand)
Sheer flower: Prima Whisper** and pink metal daisy (TY Sherry!) used as flower center
eyelash yarn (unkn) around edges of shade
Time4Crafts Sparkly border stickers~ item #16269 placed along ribs of lampshade

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Thanks for looking! I did this for a Sketch Challenge at SBCH.

Photo by Kristie Innes, May 2007

Products **= from SBCH

Patterned paper~BasicGrey "Perhaps" Annika per-734**
Patterned paper~BasicGrey "Perhaps" Kisa per-738**
Tea for Two Oct Kit: Chamomile TEA-296**
Tea for Two Oct Kit: Green Tea TEA-297**
Journaling block stamp: 7Gypsies **
American Crafts Slick Writer~ Black**
Ribbon: BasicGrey Urban Couture RIB-477**
Bazzill CS scraps: journaling block and mat
Buttons: Frenchy's button bin
Heart shaped filigree accent in center of cutout: Frenchy's button bin
Swirly cream print on olive green fabric & metal brad-like decorations: cut from Kate's T-shirt.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Fashionable (?)


*= available from SBCH

Cardstock: Bazzill- Green tea**, Lilypond **
Patt paper: Scenic Route- SR124 Sm Multi Flower Whimsy**
Pen: CM black fine tip
Ink: Ink it up! Khaki- #1027-14
Flower: Making Memories
Font: Shannon
Corner rounder tool: CM
Orange and pink trim: BasicGrey: "Rolls of Ribbon" rib-547 Gypsy collection**

The journaling reads:

Fashionable (?)

These photos trigger a trunk-full of memories about “fashion!”

(1) In my Grade One photo, I was wearing a pale green smocked dress made by my Great-Auntie Nina. Mom did my hair in the morning, and I think she put a mint-green bow in it. The heart-shaped gold locket was accented by a tiny green peridot. My Mom lent me the locket because it matched my dress. (She told me in October 2007 that she still has the locket.)

(2) In Grade Three, I had a blouse with tiny bouquets of flowers on it- a favourite. I also had my ears pierced- my Mom’s co-worker, Peggy, had done it earlier that year with some ice, a bar of soap and a big needle. I remember that Mom couldn’t even come into the house when Peggy was doing it! To this day, one of my earring-holes is a wee bit higher than the other. I remember a summer at about this age when Mary and I BEGGED our Mom for bikinis. Mom was a good sewer, so she made them for us. They had little skirted bottoms, and were made from polyester crimpoline- the ‘fabric-du-jour,’ back then, as some will recall! (We looked sooooo cute.) I can remember us both running around outside wearing the bikinis; probably tearing through the sprinkler, which we did a lot in the summer to cool off. My little girly-girl bikini was mint green with a checked skirt and I THINK that Mary’s was red.

(3) I remember that my best friend Karen had the same blue, navy and red print top I was wearing in this picture. Our Moms ordered them from the Sears catalogue. (Karen and I thought that was pretty hilarious!)

Glasses frames and lenses were really big in the 1970’s & ‘80’s, so in my teenage pictures, you can see the glasses more than the person wearing them! They were like owl eyes!! Glasses now, in comparison, are so small.

(4) The outfit I’m wearing here was brand-spanking new. I was in grade 10, about age 15, and I was so proud of that outfit! (That probably explains why I was showing it off!) I think I got the jeans at a chain store called Thrifty’s at Champlain Place, which was THE coolest place to buy jeans. Belts were always worn with jeans back then. The pink blouse ended up being a real favourite of mine, and I wore it until it pretty much fell apart! The pale blue Volkswagen Beetle was ever-present when I was a kid. Mom called it her “cookie-can”- I can clearly see her getting into her Beetle in the mornings with her cup of coffee (black; one ice cube) carefully balanced as she started it up.

Funny what memories a few photos can trigger!
Journaling~ Oct. 2007

Monday, October 8, 2007

Bryan's Investiture to Cubs

Investiture to Cubs


[** available at SBCH]
Paper Trunk “Trunk Full of Batik” Collection~ striped pp Lovely #PT05BAT**
BasicGrey: (Perhaps collection) Firebird per-748**
Bazzill: Candlelight***
Brads~ Make it Special
Buttons~ Frenchy’s button bin, Wilmot NS
Floss: DMC #815
Burgundy grosgrain ribbon: Atlantic Fabrics
Felt Rick-rack: brown and beige: Atlantic Fabrics
Ink: Ink it up! Khaki # 1027-14
All Boy Stamp: 7gypsies**
Fleur de lis chipboard: Li’l davis Designs
FolkArt Paint: Italian Sage # 467
'ALL BOY' Stamp: 7Gypsies**

Another Fun Card Made!

[A Card Making Challenge I did for SBCH]

**= available @ SBCH
Bazzill CS~ Lilypond **
2 pp’s~Daisy Bucket pp (scraps of 2 patt pages from Cool Dude Collection)**
#1 Embellie! Square Tag Element from Daisy Bucket Kit **
#2 embellie~Button: Frenchy’s button bin Wilmot NS
#1 ribbon ~Satin ribbon: scrap
#2 ribbon~Felt Rick-rack: Atlantic Fabrics
Ink: Ink it up! Khaki # 1027-14
Happy Birthday Stamp: unknown, no brand name listed

Snowflake Seeker (Daniel, Jan 2006)


** from SBCH
Background CS: Bazzill**
Woven edge 3/8" Ribbon: Charmin'
pp: BasicGrey ~Oh Baby! Boy Collection~ Garic #OBB465**
Goldenrod paper is reverse of Cactus Pink Decades Art Deco Zap # 1003**
Sandpaper: Garnet 150 grit- distressed edges of pics and title paper.
Snowmen: Rub-on; unknown, possibly MM, I believe this was part of a RAK from Sherry- TY!
Snowflake: from Pam~ [TY, I love it! ]
Quote: The Quote Garden
Adhesive: Glue dots
Title Font: SBC Courtney's Journal
Journaling stamp: 7 Gypsies**
Pen: Black American Crafts Slick Writer**
Spotted Buttons: Frenchy's button bin, Wilmot, NS

A Halloween Greeting

A Halloween Greeting
Thanks for looking, hope you like it!
This is now on our entertainment unit but can be hung like a picture and can be re-used year after year to "decorate" for the H. season!!
Poem reads:
"When witches go riding
and black cats are seen,
The moon laughs and whispers
'tis near Halloween!"
~Author unknown

[** from SBCH]

Framed 11 x11" cork repurposed from my Nana's clock (TY Mom!)
Poem: The Quote Garden, author unknown
CS: Yam- Bazzill**
CS: Raven-Bazzill**
Unknown golden orange/yellowscrap~ for journalin:, edges sanded with 150 grit Garnet
Ink for edges of moon, journaling block and strips of pp: Ink it Up! Khaki green, 1027-14
Taylor for Daisy d.'s: World Bazzaar Stripe #14219**
Taylor for Daisy d.'s: Gypsy Harlequin #14212**
Buttons: Frenchy's button bin, Wilmot, NS
BasicGrey Motifica stucco pattern MOT-076**
BasicGrey Lettering: LilyKate LIK-569**
Rub ons: BasicGrey Paisley Border: bel-581
Cat: Freehand cutting
Moon: Freehand cutting
Font: Solid Antique Roma