Saturday, March 29, 2008

Wags in Tags...

My April Kit assignment from our Design Team Co-ordinator was to create a TAG.
I did a mini-tag album. I call it "Wags in Tags" after the doggies it depicts! Thanks for looking! hope you've enjoyed these
new creations!

More fresh "Spring-y" new cards!

These were done with the April Kit from SBCH. It's fab! Hope you've enjoyed them!

A Scalloped Spring Hello

... card that is! This was done with the gorgeous "Spring Spring Spring" kit from Scrapbooker's Clubhouse. Enjoy!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Home Stretch...

Well, kinda sad to report that I'm into the home-stretch in my term as a Design Team Member at Scrapbooker's Clubhouse. What a creative and amazing journey this has been! I have learned and shared a lot, and am enjoyingd every last minute.

Completing my final few Design Team creations from the awesome SBCH April "Spring, Spring, Spring" Kit with Scenic Route's Lynden line...... I'll have some more fun stuff to show you over the next few days so STAY TUNED, everyone!! :o)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Only you...

That's a new one from me using the April SBCH Kit. Love this photo! Hope you like it. (I have it framed in my bedroom in black and white, too... one of the only pics of me and my sweet Kate together!) :o)

PS: Hehehe, love the buttons in that kit, Nicole!

Journaling reads:

Only you…

Kate, you are my only girl, my only daughter. Coming from a family with 3 girls, one where my Dad was always outnumbered, I guess I always figured that having more than one daughter was the norm! When I had you in 1994, I never suspected that you’d be the only baby girl Daddy and I would ever have. It just makes you more special, more valued than ever. You’re the only girl; my special girl!

Photo~ Fall 2006

Journaling~ March 2008

Check this out!

So excited to be able to contribute to the Scrapbooker's Club House blog... And on what better topic than organization?

SBCH has added a cool new Topic forum called "Let's Get Organized!" Come on over and check it out...

Sunday, March 23, 2008

"Blessed" Angel Notebook & Bookmark

Here is a little Angel Notebook I made to write my blessings in every day: I have SO MANY! I also made a matching bookmark. The angel is set with tiny crystals and was a gift from a friend.

All of this project was done with the awesome and bright "Spring, Spring, Spring" Kit for
April 2008 from Scrapbooker's Club House.
Preorder yours here:

All paper and cardstock, ribbon: SBCH April 2008 Kit
Notebook: Dollarama
Lettering: BasicGrey~ Perhaps
Angel with crystal insets: A gift, TY to my friend Sally B.
White flower on bookmark: from January SBCH kit
Dye Ink: Ink it up! Khaki Green
Glue dots

Saturday, March 22, 2008

A Birthday Card for my Sister....

A birthday card done with Scenic Route patterned paper, Sandylion Puffy Alphas and BasicGrey Velvet Rickrack. The ink is from "Ink it up!" in Turquoise. The corner punch is by Fiskars and is called "Heritage."

Born to catch Dragons...

This page was done with the eye-catching "3 Bugs in a Rug" Chalk Garden Collection. There was a fair bit of hand-cutting involved. LOVE doing that!

This was done for a quote challenge over at SBCH. Come see what the other girls did!

Journaling is on the back of layout and reads: This photo was taken at the GHRC in Autumn 2007 at a Fall Riding Challenge Kate was entered in, on “Impulse” also known as “Imp…” a Welsh pony cross. Daniel is 7 years old here. He is wearing a fleece jacket that his Oma made. Daniel had made friends with a big doggie who was at the GHRC show with his owner. The dog had an injured back leg and had had surgery. Some sort of ligament thing...pretty major, but he was mobile and doing well. Anyway, if you look closely at the picture, you can see the dog's back leg is in a plastic bag (protecting the cast he had!!) It was a bit damp that day. The dog was very friendly: I spoke with the owner before letting Daniel go over to sit with him. Daniel sat for ages in the grass with his new friend. :o) I love this photo.

Journaling by Mom (Ali)
March 9, 2008.

Poem handwritten on strips of patterned paper reads:

I was born to catch dragons in their dens
And pick flowers
To tell tales and laugh away the morning
To drift and dream like a lazy stream
And walk barefoot across sunshine days.

-James Kavanaugh

A doggie-story to remember...

A selection of Crate Paper was used here as well as ribbon & rickrack from Atlantic Fabrics. TY Pam for the "Woof Woof" brown grosgrain ribbon! Buttons from Frenchy's vintage button bin. Lettering is BasicGrey.

Journaling reads:

Lucie-Honey’s Story

Lucie came to us from Rohan Wood Stable where she had been abandoned at the end of the driveway before Christmas 2006. The Cues had taken good care of her and looked for her owners through every possible means, to no avail. They named her “Lucie” as she had been found “Loose” at the end of the driveway. We adopted her in January.

Bless her heart; she became “my” dog, following me everywhere. She was quite attached to me, & even seemed worried if I went out. We discovered that her “real” name was probably “Honey” because Kate emphatically announced, when introducing Lucie to Grandma (my Mom,) that “She looks like honey: her colour!! Honey should have been her name.” Well, the poor dog went CRAZY. It was so obvious that Honey was her true name! I now call her “Lucie-Honey.” Can you imagine being abandoned with no way to tell anyone your name or where you came from? How totally AWFUL! This dog was definitely NOT a stray…she was calm, had perfect manners, knew all the usual commands, was well-cared for and very much a people-dog. I feel that she may have belonged to a senior citizen, likely a woman. The senior perhaps had to move to receive a higher level of care and the family told her that they’d found Honey a home. Then they dropped her off. Farms here have a good reputation for caring for animals left at their doorstep. It’s sad that ANYONE would do such a thing. I have a strong feeling that’s what happened. Thank God the Cues are the kind folks that they are so that Lucie-Honey could find her way to us.

Photos of Lucie & Daniel Jan. 2007

Journaling by Ali, March 2008

Baby Hair

Here's a soft 'n sweet LO of Daniel in 2002... age 2. Thanks for checking it out!!

This was done with the fabulous April 2008 kit from SBCH. It'll help you celebrate Spring, Spring, Spring!!

Don't miss out on this one! You can preorder yours here:

Saturday, March 15, 2008

An Easter ornament...

Made with the gorgeous April SBCH Kit, here's an Easter hanging ornament. This will look so pretty hanging in my front window. Some fine white lace is being used for hanging the ornament.
This pretty patterned paper is the reverse of the striped paper used on the Bunny Love layout, below.
The pink flower and shiny jewel are at the bottom of the ornament, and will be seen when you look up!~ Enjoy this pretty example of a fun craft made from this versatile Spring kit.

It's the big April kit "Reveal Day" at SBCH!

What a gorgeous kit SBCH has put together yet again for us all to enjoy!

~ A close-up of my Sneak Peek layout done w/ the April SBCH Spring Kit is above.

All seen here is done w/ the SBCH April kit

Patterned paper: Lynden SR#982 "Springview Drive" by Scenic Route
Flowers cut by hand from SR#983 "Dahlia Street" by Scenic Route
Cardstock: DCWV Robin's Egg
Jewelled brads x 3: April kit
Daisy: April Kit
Journaling Genie: Chatterbox, #1 Basic: Look how nice & straight that handwritten journaling is!

White Uniball Signo Gel Pen~LOVE that thing!!! (Jan SBCH kit)
Green (sparkly) letters~ Make it Special
Scallops~ handcut using Border Buddy template from Provocraft

You can preorder your April kit at SBCH by checking out this lnk: That was easy!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

A to Z, all about me!

There's the cover for the Mini-album I made!
I brainstormed below for an awesome March Challenge over at SBCH... posted by Kim, our Guest Designer for the month! Here's the link to Kim's challenge over @ the Club House:

A- Ali is who I "am."
B- Bazzill cardstock: Candlelight is my favourite colour just now.
C- Crunchy foods: love those!
D- Doer: I am always on the go!
E- Every day I count my blessings...
F- Fairness is really big with me...
G-"Girly-girl," I guess... love my small pampering things, like a Mary Kay facial, a manicure...
H- Horse/pony: Oakley
I- Interests abound... there are not enough hours in a day! I'm an IDEA person, too.
J- "Just take life one day at a time" is my motto, and it WORKS!
K- Killer stir fry-maker!!!
L- Loving the experience of being on the Design Team at Scrapbookers Club House!
M- Marriage: the most sympatico relationship in my life
N- Nurse: forever and always
O- Oakley aka "Truly Scrumptious"
P- Purple: LOVE it!
Q- Quilling: an old hobby I'd love to try again
R- Riding: important to my kids so I am learning about it...
S- Spring: soon! (Please God!)
T- "Twittle-bird" (one of my crazy expressions)
U- USA: I have CLOSE but long-distance friends there, ie: Reba, Sherry, Maggi, Heather & Pam.
V- Values include faith, family and education, joy and POSITIVITY
W- Noah pronounces this "Duggle-You" so cute... Love that!
X- X-treme amounts of $$ needed to buy a 29' RV! (Too funny!~)
Y- Yippeee! Pete took vacation time on the March Break and he's here with me!
Z- Zoo: Oaklawn Farm ZOO opens at Easter!!! We are thrilled!

Friday, March 7, 2008

A Fun Challenge Blog!

Here's a fun site my friend Laura from SBCH gave the "heads-up" about.

I am going to check out these FUN challenges. I'm ALL ABOUT the challenges! After all, I scrapbook anyway.... I like challenges, they keep things interesting.

:o) Enjoy. Here you go; check it out!!

Card for Uncle Bill, age 90!

Card made for Great-Uncle Bill: AGE 90!!!! (He is our children's GREAT-great-Uncle Bill!)
Great-Uncle Bill was born in 1918 and is an active and fun guy. He is the brother of our dear Grandma Lillian, the children's Great-Grandma. Kate Lillian is named after her.

This card was done by Ali for a challenge at SBCH and went out in the mail today.
Patt papers (pp) are from Rusty Pickle's Mayflower line
Stars/circles pp-Cpt Wm Bradford RP714<<
Swirl/star pp-Myles standish RP712<<
Grey Cardstock: from Bazzill's "Places we Love" collection pack
Cream CS: Paco (TY Mary!)
Happy Birthday Stamp: unknown

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Our Three Boys

Journaling reads:

"March 2008 thoughts... Looking at family photos, I STILL can't get over the fact that Pete and I have FOUR kids, three of them boys! These 2007 pictures definitely show Bryan, Daniel and Noah's happy outlooks... I love my kids. :o) -Ali "


<< = from SBCH

CS: Lakeshore<< Bazzill
CS: Iced Cocoa<< Bazzill
Cactus Pink pp: "Good Gravy" <<
American Crafts slickwriter, black, fine <<
Urban Couture ribbon collection<<
Dye Inks: Memories- black and Ink it up!- Khaki
Title lettering; American Crafts Champion Blocks
#3: MM rub-on

Monday, March 3, 2008

Have a look...

at the SBCH Homepage for March!

Didn't everyone do a GREAT j0b?

What an honour to have work featured there. The first and fourth projects in the top row are mine.

Thanks for checking it out! :)



We made it to the "who's who" of scrapbooking!!! LOL! How cool is THAT?

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Hey everyone!

Being a member of the Design Team means I have lots of fun responsibilities. I was assigned to give out TWO new challenges this month over at the Club House. How lucky am I? Love love love to share challenges. Best part of the SBCH Design Team work! ;o)

Here's the link to one:

Please join us, it'll be so much FUN! We are a warm and friendly bunch who welcome new faces no matter what the skill level, no matter where you live and no matter what your age. Those things don't matter: What matters is that we all have a blast preserving memories, learning & sharing together.

Here's the link to another challenge:

Come join in the fun!