Saturday, May 31, 2008

Photo Frame in an Altered State!

Wooden Frame~ Sabre

Flowers & leaves are Primas from various SBCH kits, and a Playful Act of Kindness at SBCH

Buttons: Various sources~ Atlantic Fabrics and Frenchy's Button Bin

Paint used on wooden frame was: Creamcoat by Delta: Persimmon #02480 mixed w/

Orient Acrylic Paint: Burgundy # ZD200-23

Then a coat of "Podge!" by Orient in "gloss."

Thanks for looking!

Another excellent sketch site!

Here's another super-good one I found yesterday! Enjoy:

Waving hi to Ally from this Ali in Nova Scotia! LOL

Friday, May 30, 2008

Blog Candy...

over at the site below, called Li'l Deb's!!!

Check it out!

Enjoy... :) PS: Good luck in the draw!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

We're looking for...

a Guest Designer over at the Club House!

C'mon, try out! We'd love to see your entries!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

A Challenge!

These LO's were done in response to a challenge by Laura over at Scrapbooker's Club House: to use a sketch by none other than the awesome sketch artist, Valerie Salmon in creating a page.

I actually did TWO layouts!~ LOL~ I like them both! the red one is of my sister Xandi and her boyfriend Cody (now fiance) taking his sisters and our 3 oldest kids on an outing to the Zoo in 2006.

The other page is of Bryan's 11th Birthday. His Oreo DQ cake makes me drool!
Oh and PLEASE pardon the crinkle cotton dress, it is soooo comfy but she NEVER be worn for photos!
**Gasp!** heeheehee!! Honest to goodness it is the most comfortable thing I OWN!

Saturday, May 24, 2008


Here is a LO I did based upon a sketch by Janelle Richmond. It is of Kate~ some of her self-portraits; age 14. I used patterned paper from the Basic Grey "Phoebe" Collection which is another of my faves. This layout didn't "need" much. Came together fast, got 4 photos scrapped and I love it! So did Kate! YAY!
TY Janelle for an excellent sketch!
Here's the link to Janelle's sketch over at the SBCH Celebrity Sketch Extravaganza :

Mentioning this again 'cause it's so GREAT!

All about a Projects NOW!! class at BPS

I enrolled in an instant download class over at Big Picture Scrapbooking taught by Nic Howard, a fabulous scrapbooker and genuinely nice person.

Why not enrol? This is an awesome class. Really gets you thinking about special moments...

And, the beauty is that you can work away at it whenever convenient. Love that!!

Here's the link, just look for the "Projects Now!" class with Nic H as instructor.

Awesome class! Great handouts, too. THANKS NIC!!!!

When I get my project completed, I'll be posting it here! Please share YOURS!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Holiday Kid (Bryan, 2001)

This LO was done based on a sketch by Allyson Bright Meyer, a Celebrity Sketch Artist over at the SBCH Extravaganza today. Thank for the gorgeous sketch, Allyson!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


"Imagine" LO of Daniel and his imaginative play...

Supporting our Troops...

Photo by Kristie Innes, May 2007

LO based on a sketch by Celebrity Sketch Artist Vicki Chrisman.
"Support: Lasting Love"
Celebrity Sketch Extravaganza
~Day 7~
LO based on a sketch by Vicki Chrisman We are wearing our Support our Troops t-shirts (also pertains to Red Fridays) in this photo.
Photo by Kristie Innes.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Happy Sunday everyone!

Here's a layout I did of Noah (these are 2006 pix). It's based on a sketch by "Katie the Scrapbook Lady," a guest sketch artist over at Scrapbooker's Club House last Tuesday, on Day 2 out of our 10- Day Extravaganza!!

Thanks for the awesome sketch, Katie!
Below is the link to Katie's sketch- be sure to check it out!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Look at him...

Here's a pic of Noah yesterday PM after he got home from school. He was so intentional, so engaging, so ENGAGED with us- he was playing "Where is Noah?" and enjoying being rolled up in the comforter, being tickled and playing "Mommy is a Chicken" (Don't ask! LOL)

A Tag/Bookmark Card

Hi Everyone! Thank you for poppin' by!

This is a card I made based on a sketch by Brenda Pinnick over at the Celebrity Sketch Extravaganza at SBCH.

Check it out over at Scrapbooker's Club House! Link is on the right------------->
Thanks for looking! Enjoy...

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Celebrity Sketch Extravaganza is ON!!!!

WOW this has been a fun and fab event to coordinate.

Wait 'til you see who we have lined up for the next 10 days!!

ELEVEN scrapbooking Celebrities have created sketches that will be revealed at SBCH!!

Be sure to pop in and wave hi, we'd love to have you with us: Remember, we are the friendliest bunch ANYWHERE. You're always welcome!


Mother's Day gifts from my babies...

I received tons of hugs from my 2 oldest kids and these precious gifts from Daniel ( 7) and Noah (6).

How sweet are they??

Projects NOW!!

I just enrolled in an instant download class over at Big Picture Scrapbooking taught by Nic Howard, a fabulous scrapbooker and genuinely nice person.

Here's the Link. Why not enrol? This will be an awesome class. And the beauty is that you can work away at it whenever convenient. Love that!! Here's the link, just look for the "Projects Now!" class with Nic Howard as instructor.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Happy Mother's Day (soon) all!

A Mother's Day Card for my Mom. TY to Pam Sandy for the metal word accent.


A Wedding Shower Card

My youngest sister Alexandra is getting married and her wedding shower is oming up. I made this card for her. Hope you like it! :o)

A Dashing Gentleman

Monday, May 5, 2008

A Mega Announcement!!

That's the link.

Here's the ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!

Mark your calendars... Please join us. It's going to be FAB!!

WOWEEE! Start the fireworks show!! It started out as “Celebrity Sketch Week,” but so many celebrity sketchers are flocking to the Club House for this event that it has become a “Celebrity Sketch Extravaganza!!”

Scrapbooker’s Club House will have celebrities featured for a full TEN DAYS in an extravagant celebration of talent and creativity!

You’ll be able to create layouts from sketches designed by some of the biggest names in the industry, chat up a storm, meet new faces and experience the friendliness that the Club House is famous for.

All the creativity, talent and friendliness combined at this extravaganza will blow the ROOF off the Club House!

From May 12- May 21 come on by, check out the “Celebrity Sketch Extravaganza” and join in the fun!! You definitely don’t want to miss a single sketch and we know that you won’t want to leave this “happening,” friendly place!

Join us for the “Celebrity Sketch Extravaganza” at Scrapbooker’s Club House from May 12-21, 2008. It’s going to be AMAZING!

SBCH homepage:

Altered File Folder...

I altered this file folder as a project for a Challenge I issued for the girls on National SB Day over at the Club House. Hope you like it... :o)
I use this to keep PR and Promo work in for SBCH... it is on my desk and will not be "filed."

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Please join us in our free, fun and friendly NSBD celebration over at Scrapbooker's Club House!

Here's a direct LINK to the fun!
The above is a NEW page from me... our beautiful baby girl in 1994. She was 2 months old! Seems a lifetime ago now. She is 14 1/2.
“Our Baby Girl”

Based on a January 2007 Sketch by Nicole Drewniak for SBCH

Lettering: BG Gypsy GYP-542
Pink Lady: BG Acid WashedASophie AWS-003
Parasol: BG LilyKate LIK-564
Sonia: LilyKate
Butterfly: The PaperWardrobe Scrapbook Jewellery Spring Sophisticates # 80029 (PLAID)
Large pink flower: Prima Big Box Blooms ( Stone Rose)
Button: Frenchy’s
Small Flowers: Prima
Silver Brads: American Traditional designs and Ebay
Transparent pink flower Queen and Co.
Pen: American Crafts Black, fine
Dye Ink: ink it up!~ Black
Glue Dots

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Pura Vida...

Patterned paper and cardstock: All BasicGrey Romani Collection (I had been hoarding it, 'cause it's my fave of ALL BasicGrey's lines! LOL)

Beige cardstock journaling block: Sally Papers.
Lettering: Basic Grey Motifica
Ink: Ink it up! Khaki.
Designs were trimmed by hand.
Font: Arial
Photos by Kate, Oct 2007
This layout was done in response to a challenge by Heather, on the Scrapbooker's Club House site... Here you go //
Enjoy! I LOVED creating this page!
Journaling reads:
Pura Vida means “Good life.”
We have a “good life.””
We live in a place that is as close to heaven as one can get: The Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. We live in a small town where we have everything we need, and we don’t have to drive more than 2 hours to reach a city.
We live in a place where we can see apple trees in full bloom in Spring, then pick apples from the same trees in autumn.
We have a pony! We board her at a farm just up the road. We can hop in the van and go visit her after supper. Our four children all take riding lessons. The older kids can spend all day on a Saturday with her. In summer and fall, we can take her to shows like the Tremont Fair and the Lawrencetown Exhibition, places where every one of us can enjoy some aspect of small town life: visiting with the ox-pull families, or enjoying the fresh cut French fries.
We have 2 dogs and lots of room for them to run: almost an acre—yet we live in a subdivision! We know, and like, the neighbours on both sides of us.
We have trees in our yard, birds singing, nesting and hatching eggs in the shrubs in our front yard.
The sunsets are beautiful. We can see the stars at night.
Sigh: Pura Vida, indeed.

Photos by Kate~ Oct 2007
Journaling by Ali ~ April 2008