Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Scrapbooker's Club House is searching for a Guest Design Team Member for June 2008. Come check it out and enter!

Here are all the details... :o)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

National Scrapbooking Day is COMING!!!!

Scrapbooker's Club House invites you to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day with us!

The Design Team has a WHOLE WEEKEND of fun challenges planned, May 3-4th, 2008 Come join in the fun; you'll discover a friendly place where you want to hang out!

Our theme for the weekend will be "Scrapbooking Trends" and is sure to inspire you in the creation of some SMASHING layouts! There will also be a fantastic prize draw to cap things off!

Grab a friend and come on over to the Club House! We're waiting to welcome you!


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day Challenge!


Please join in the fun!! Pop over to SBCH thru the link above, and say hello!

There'll be a prize mailed right to your door if your name is drawn tomorrow!
CONGRATS to everyone for their totally awesome journaling. Also, a big shout out to Michelle V. !! Her name was drawn from among all the participants and a treat is being mailed to her door.


Sunday, April 20, 2008

Kudos of the day!

The card below rec'd Kudos OTD today over at Scrapbooker's Club House!

Thanks to Noella, the Design Team Co-ordinator for choosing my work!

Here's the post:

WOW, that made my day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A Challenge from Noella...

Here's a card I created for a Challenge issued over at the Club House by my friend Noella! I LOVE challenges. Come see the lovely creations my friends made for this challenge. Why not try it yourself!?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My New Blinkie!!!!

Because I have a new role at Scrapbooker's Club House as PR and Promotions Director, I needed a new "blinkie."
Thanks to Nicole and Terry for this beautiful one, done with the "Zach's Life" patterned paper line created by Deja Views! (Love me some o' that patt paper!!!)
WOW, I love my blinkie!
Once again Terry managed to make an "A" almost exactly the way I do my "A" when I write long-hand!! How did he know?
Thanks guys!~
Scrapbooker's Club House ROCKS! Truly! Come check it out... We always have TONS of fun contests and stuff going on...prizes, chances to be a designer on our BLOG, etc... ;o)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A Summer's Day '06

This was done for another awesome challenge at SBCH! We were to use DIFFERENT sized pix than 4x6, 5x7, etc... smaller or larger but not standard. Link:

I decided to do this last night, and git 'er dun, since it's been sitting on my work area for 4 months, since before my just-completed SBCH DT term, asking to be finished. AND: it's DONE! LOL!

My pix are all trimmed equally to 3.5x3" and there are 3 of them.

I also scallop punched their corners for interest.

Thanks to my sister Mary and BIL, Gil for the fun days spent in their pool just across the court from us. Our 4 kids adored it and were fortunate enough to have a safe, private place to learn to swim and dive.

Here are me and Noah swimming. Noah has his lifejacket on. I have my straw hat firmly planted on my head as I burn pretty easily with such fine hair!
Hope you like this Layout!


<< = supplies from the Scrapbooker's Club House store

CS: Bazzill: Fussy;<<
CS: Die Cuts With a View (DCWV) rose shade (? name)
Houndstooth, floral squares, blurry painted-look pp: Colorbok, slab, RAK (slab?)
Striped pp: from my fun Scrapbooking Calendar by Accord Publishing 2006
Giant blooms: Prima<<
Large and small buttons: Frenchy's Button Bin
Pen: purple AC Slickwriter, fine<<
Lettering: BasicGrey Romani Coll'n<<
Tools: Mini Glue dots<<
Corner punch CM
Tiny dots: Circ'lr punch by Darice (?)
Scallop pattern done with Border Buddy template, handcut.
Templates for circles: 12" Pizza circle(cardboard liner, idea is from a tip read on SBCH site), Mason jar lid, various sized vitamin bottle caps, handcut.

Friday, April 11, 2008


This is a 6x12" layout (=LO) I did of our Border Collie, Ocean. He is a sweet boy but full of beans at times!
This was a "Felt/Transparency Use" Challenge over at Scrapbooker's Club House. FUN!

Queen and Co. black felt floral trim (August SBCH Kit)
Hambly Screen Prints transparency/Overlay. Vintage Patchwork: HO620 (Feb SBCH Kit)
Bazzill CS: Greys, both from "Places we Love Collection"
White Lace, TY Mom!
Font: Garrison sans
Ink: Ink it Up! 1027-01 Black
Black and white trim: TY Pam!

Journaling reads:
Ocean, you are such a friendly and gentle boy, although a bit on the exhuberant side! Sometimes we call you “Ocean Commotion!” You’re still half puppy at 3 yrs old. I love this photo of you curled up for a rest.
Photo~ 2007

Below is a card I made for my Mom, who had knee replacement surgery in Fredericton, NB this week. It was made in response to a SBCH Challenge to create a card with an unusual shape! I made a brand new template for an unusually shaped card by adding space to a plastic template that I had on hand for trimming photos.


Cardstock (CS) BasicGrey: Infuse collection; Purify//inf-837
Lettering: BasicGrey Stella Ruby Alphabet stickers ste-769
Ink: Ink it up! Khaki Green
Created & mailed on Apr 10, 2008.

Outside says:"Get well"
Inside it says: "... soon!"
It also says:

Comfy jammies, cozy bed,
Big soft pillow for your head!
Worry not.
The world can wait.
Take your time… Recuperate!
(Author unknown)

(I couldn't help thinking that if only a hospital was THAT comfortable...)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Katie-baby... 2 months old...

This LO was done for a challenge over at Scrapbooker's Club House. Here's the link to that VERY fun dare! Why not take it on? Please be sure to come on over to the Club House and share your creations. We are SUCH a friendly bunch.


Kate, you are only 2 months old here, but what a SWEET little baby photo!

Simply Adorable.

This photo was taken in Grand Centre, Alberta. It was near Easter time and one of the “props” they had were these funny “bunny ears!”

Even though “photo-props” are not my “thing,” Daddy and I couldn’t leave any poses behind, and ordered some of every one. We were so proud of our first baby, little sweetheart that you were!

What a doll! The outfit you’re wearing was a gift from my friend Heather, whom I had worked with at Bonnyville Health Centre, where you were born.

Photo~ March 1994
Journaling by Ali (Mom)~ April 2008

Rub-on was used to write the word "Adorable" on photo of baby Kate.
TY Sherry for the Rub-on, it's My Mind's Eye (MME) Magnolia, "Adorable" #MGR101

TY to Noella for giving me the most amazing, perfect ribbon for this LO! :o)

BG Phoebe pp: Haight Street #phe-752<<
Pink CS: orange peel texture, Bazzill~ blossom, I THINK.
Pink bling Bazzill CS: scrap from April Kit<<
Font: Century Gothic
Rickrack: V&S Dept Store
Scallops hand cut, traced with Border Buddy (?) Provocraft template.
Vintage buttons from Frenchy's button bin.
Tools: MM Ribbon Glue<<
Glue Dots<<
Unique shears
Fiskars Trimmer

Tremont World's Fair

Journaling reads~

Tremont World’s Fair ‘07

"We live in a very small, sweet place. One of the tiny communities nearby has a Fair every August. It has been affectionately dubbed the "Tremont World's Fair". There is a lot of response to the horse show portion. Both English and Western styles are represented in different classes. Kate rides English. This is our pony, "Oakley" 2 months before we bought her for the kids. Kate was leasing her at the time thru a work exchange with weekend chores at the barn. Oakley is a haflinger-quarter horse with the chestnut colouring and flaxen mane & tail so typical of the haflingers. She is bombproof and steady as a rock, only 5 years old. Actually our vet told us we had lucked into a wonderful "investment" (huh?? An investment??) with Oakley as a lot of ponies can be "bums" (haha) and are very stubborn and hard to train... she is/was not. Her Mom was Haflinger; a barrell racer. Oakley had been ridden Western style before Kate leased her. She acclimatized to the pace of English style riding with no problems. We have a wonderful pony and we ALL love her, but especially Kate. She and Kate pulled off a "First Place" this day, in one of the English Show Jumping categories. This was with the tractor pulls and bullock pulls going on in the next paddock on the hill! Some of the ponies and bigger horses had a FIT! Oakley and Kate had SO MUCH fun at this show...!!"


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Two Anniversary cards!

My parents, Cari and Roy, and my middle sister, Mary and my BIL Gil, are couples who recently celebrated Anniversaries. Actually, their anniversaries are in early April, on the same day!

Here are the two cards I sent. The silvery gray card with Prima Whisper flower was made for a challenge to use dry embossing on a project. Mom & Dad gave me my very cool dry embossing set a few years ago (the Shape Boss") and so that was a perfect thing to use on THEIR anniversary card! The card I did for Mary and Gil was made for a red and black challenge.
TY for looking! Hope you liked them!

A "Thanks" Card~

Hope you like it!~

Monday, April 7, 2008

We made Scrapscene!!

YAY! Here is our Challenge Week announcement on Scrapscene!

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Hello everyone!!

Are you up for a daily challenge???

How about SIX daily challenges??

How about SIX daily challenges with a chance to win a VERY COOL prize at the end of the week?

Well, read on!!

Scrapbooker’s Club House
is hosting a "Challenge Week," from April 7-April 13!!

From Monday to Saturday, a new daily challenge will be posted for you on the forum. On Sunday, we’ll have a full day to wrap up the challenges everyone’s been working on.

Every challenge you complete and post in the Gallery will net you an entry into a draw for a COOL prize from Scrapbooker’s Club House! So, feel free to pop in and participate in the challenges on our friendly Forum. Remember: not only will you be creating, you’ll be entered in our fun end-of-week draw EVERY TIME you complete a challenge. The prize draw will be made on Monday April 14th.

Just c'mon over and look for the “Online Crop” section on the forum.
Join our friendly bunch of scrappers in celebrating Challenge Week. Bring a friend if you like! We’d love to meet you!

Here's a link to our SBCH Blog, which features info on "Challenge Week" too.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Cheap Luxury

Journaling reads: Flowers are so uplifting! Inside or outdoors, potted or in a vase, I love them all. I like to treat us to a flowering plant for the dining room table every 3 or 4 months. Flowers just brighten the entire place! It makes me feel like a million bucks to have a colourful centerpiece to enjoy. A potted chrysanthemum for about $7.00… that’s what I always call a “pretty cheap luxury!”

~ Photos by Kate
~ Journaling by Ali, March 2008

This layout is "Cheap Luxury": a sample I did for my April Inspiration Challenge over at SBCH. Check it out here...


Heidi Swapp Chipbord Lettering: "She" font
Rue 88 pp<<
Flowers and leaves hand cut from Fancy Pants floral pp: Tradition #903<<
Black CS: Bazzill Raven<<
Red CS: Bazzill Pomegranate<<
White Uniball Signo gel pen<<
Grey CS: Bazzill, from "Places we Love" Collection
Buttons: All Atlantic Fabrics and Frenchy's
Tools: Scissors, Glue Dots, Fiskars Colonial deco scissors
Pen: American Crafts fine tip black Slickwriter<<
Journaling font is: Bodoni-DTC

Thursday, April 3, 2008

A new Team position at SBCH

Nicole Drewniak, owner and "Da Boss Lady" @ Scrapbooker's Club House recently made me an exciting offer. She asked me to remain on her Team as the PR and Promotions Director for SBCH- WOW!

I was thrilled beyond belief and accepted right away. It's right up my alley, and I get to continue to work with Nicole and Noella (our DT coord and admin gal)...! They're both such awesome gals to do teamwork with. Fab, fab , fab... Happy Dancin'! **BIG GRIN**

Below is an example of the first "official" SBCH Contest I developed and posted at SBCH for anyone who'd like to participate...

Just so you know... being a Guest Designer at SBCH is the BEST!! You'll receive a Kit to design with, be able to show off your talent, have lots of fun interaction, and be able to post a scrappy challenge on the forum. New faces are always welcome to enter the contests and particpate, so please check out the link and come on by!

Thanks for reading, hope you're as excited as I am!!

Design Team Position with JADS

Jean's Art Dolls (JADS) has asked me to do some work as a member of their Design Team. I am excited and have accepted!

Here's where to find JADS... were it's Ok to "Dare to be Different!"

I was made to feel VERY welcome as you can see!

Never thought I'd be an "Art Doll!" LOL! Love it!