Sunday, June 29, 2008
First, I wish to thank the following Teachers and Educational Assistants (EA's) for their dedication, care and for sharing their willingness to help and their wonderful attitudes toward learning:
Middle School: Candice, (Kate's awesome & caring teacher), Sheri (Bry's fabulous & fun teacher), plus Lauren, Suzanne, Danielle, Sandy, Jill and Lori, plus all the extra helpers day by day, and the phenomenal Office Staff at the Elementary School that Daniel and Noah attend.
Thank you to our careful and caring Bus Drivers, Cecil and Gordon. We appreciated all your help and patience as we learned a new system for helping keep our little man, Noah, safe on the Bus.
Thanks to EACH one of you. You are all VERY special people.
Enjoy your well-deserved summer break!
Here are a four of the cards made for these special folks! A few are a bit late and will be mailed!
Please note: The second and fourth cards here were designed with card sketches assigned to me by Sketch Artist and good friend Noella Arsenault for her sketch blog at: http://creativelyyours.wordpress.com/
Thanks for checking out the cards! They were so much fun to do!
Happy Sunday! I have lots to share today!
Here's a sort of inspirational plaque I made to display on my wall. I got to do some floral cutwork, which I LOVE to do! And- I recycled a laminated item that I was not attached to as a wall decoration and inspirational piece.
In my life situation, this will be a very helpful "tool." These are the words that keep this STUBBORN woman, Mommy, wife, nurse (**GRIN**) going many days.
These are ALL quotes I love and refer back to... TY to Scrapbooker's Club House Design Team Member Laura for posting this as a quote challenge over at SBCH. http://www.scrapbookersclubhouse.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=8236&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
Flowers: Prima, and Prima Big Box Blooms (all SBCH)
Buttons, bling and other small embellies: Frenchy's, Wilmot, NS location
SmallBrads: American Traditional Designs
Large brads: Make it Special
Jewel brads: Karen Foster Designs (SBCH)
Background paper & floral PP info as follows:
Marianne Richmond Studios Inc; Scrapbooking Paper Block
sku#73152; ISBN# 158209700-3
(With a HUGE shout out & a big "THANK YOU" to my sister Mary for this gift!)
Quotes cut up from old Berlex Betaseron Injection Diary
Dye ink: Ink it up! ~Turquoise
White CS: DCWV
Podge! Gloss by Orient- 2 coats done w/ wide brush before ink dry to spread turquoise a bit...
Friday, June 27, 2008
Yes, A Dinosaur!
Yup: RIGHT at bus time.
Noah's EA (Poor woman) witnessed the event, which thankfully took place out on the deck.
It was a Stegosaurus.
Be thankful you didn't have to clean up from THAT one!!!!! (Muttering away to myself... A DINOSAUR!! u have GOT to be kidding!!!!)
Good HEAVENS! OK: I have to do a RAK in honour of this STUNNING EVENT!!!
If you can figure out & tell me what this dinosaur "was," I will mail you a little PAK (Playful Act of Kindness) of goodies.
EXAMPLES: dinosaur pencil, dinosaur bracelet, dinosaur sunglasses, etc...
Leave your answer in the comments section and the winner will be contacted for your snail mail addy!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
We invited Carolyn Peeler to participate in a “Q&A Chat” at Scrapbooker’s Club House, and she accepted!!
Scrapbooker’s Club House will be posting the “Celebrity Question and Answer Chat” with Carolyn on June 25th, 2008.
That day, questions asked by scrapbookers are posted along with Carolyn’s thoughtful answers in an easy interview format that’s unique to Scrapbooker’s Club House. The Q&A Chat format at SBCH allows the interview to remain conveniently in place on our Forum for you to read, enjoy and refer back to at your convenience.
Pop on by the Club House on June 25th to learn more about this multi-talented Canadian scrapbook artist, writer, teacher and Senior Creative Director at Melissa Frances! Everyone is welcome to come and learn more about Carolyn, her inspiration and her art. Here’s the link where you can find the Celebrity Q&A Chat on June 25th… http://www.scrapbookersclubhouse.com/forum/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=46
You’ll also find the friendliest online community of scrap gals anywhere, so mark your calendar!
Come to Scrapbooker’s Club House for a visit and enjoy the Q&A Chat with this scrapbook celebrity. Feel welcomed and comfortable among friends: we know you’ll want to stay!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
This LO was done in response to a June challenge posted by Tammy over at SBCH. The layout is based on a sketch by Ally Cope of SoSketchy! http://sosketchy.blogspot.com/
Supplies are as follows:
Noah & the Tulips '06
(SBCH June Sketch Challenge)
We've been doing these pics since he was just 1 y old, every Spring...
PP Fancy Pants "Ornamental" # 900 (SBCH)
CS: Wild Asparagus and Bazzill "Leapfrog"
Chipboard tree: RiffRaff (SBCH)Rubons: Basic Grey
Slide mount: Loersch.com: from Rnd Robin PAK in '07 (TY Maggi)
Clear stickers of flowers and heart: TY to friend Marcia (RAK)
Lettering: Scarlett's Letter BasicGrey (SBCH) Red pen: American Crafts Slickwriter~(SBCH) Braid: V&S Dept Store
Vertical paper strip: scrap of "Jubilee Spearmint" (BasicGrey). Thanks for checking this out! Noah has sure grown up in the 2 years since these were taken... my loveable little boy...
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Clear buttons will allow the colour of your cardstock to show through while adding dimension.
Noella is our Guest Sketch Artist this month!
- Neutrals are handy.
- Clear buttons add dimension.
- Variety in colour and shape is good.
- Buy large buttons in moderation!
- Shanks are fine: can be removed.
- You can never have enough small buttons!
EDITED April 2010: I also use a variey of clear glass containers (square jars) and I sort the buttons in those by colour. Clear buttons have a square jar as well.
- Buttons can become flowers, balloons, snowmen, planets, and wheels. Great fun on kids’ layouts!
- Adding buttons to chipboard trees as fruit will add an unexpected colour accent.
- For a relaxed country look, run floss through the buttonholes, tie a tiny knot and leave the floss poking up.
- Frame a photo with buttons. It’s eye-catching & looks very “rich.”
- Vintage buttons used as accents look right at home on heritage-style layouts.
- Use buttons on handmade cards to add a bit of flair.
- A button border makes a visually punched-up page accent.
Doodling around your buttons is fun and looks awesome! Below, I used white & black Uniball Signo Gel Pens for an amazing effect!
- Another idea shown on this layout is to start a cluster of buttons just inside the edge of a journaling block to add punch and pizazz…
- Apply a big button as a flower centre and it's a HIT: Bull's-Eye! You could change the look of the flower by using a big pale pastel button, as I did here, or a darker- toned button instead.You could even use a cluster of tiny pale buttons as the flower centre!
You can also make a button cluster as an embellishment right on your page. Creating these clusters is my passion! Here's what I do...
I love the "feel" of these Button Clusters... they're like smooth river stones when you run your hand over them. Can you tell I'm a texture-loving person?
In the "Stunner" LO below, I used a dark plum-toned button as the flower centre and a blend of dark and light buttons in the cluster. It really "works!" By the way, this is my daughter Kate.
There's still time to enter!!!!
xoxo & ((HUGZ)) ~ Ali
Thursday, June 5, 2008
The paper used here is purple Bazzill Cardstock and Basic Grey patterned paper from the LilyKate collection.
EF Editor Aviva Engel chose the final shot where Noah is looking down at the tulips as the cover of the Summer 2007 issue of the magazine. Here's where you can find EF and even read some story and article excerpts: http://www.exceptionalfamily.ca/excerpt.php
Please do consider a subscription if you are the parent, grandparent, teacher, EA or friend of a child with special cognitive or physical needs. The link to Exceptional Family's homepage is on the right------->
This album was created using the SIMPLE, photo-illustrated instructions posted for the "Easiest Mini-Album Ever" by Scrapbooker's Club House Design Team member Mara Campbell, right here: http://www.scrapbookersclubhouse.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=7693 Thanks Mara!