Friday, October 31, 2008

The "Challenges by Design" Collection!



November 1, 2008 will bring a “Challenges By Design” Collection to Scrapbooker’s Club House.

We can’t wait to reveal the challenges that the SBCH Design Team has planned for November! Come over to the Club House and see what the Design Team has in store to challenge you and get your mojo goin’!

You’ll be getting layouts done and cards made…Isn’t that what it’s all about?

Come join us and be inspired & challenged: meet new friends, too. We’re the friendliest scrappin’ spot on the ‘net and for your convenience, we have a fully stocked store just stuffed with scrappy goodness!

Here’s where to find us:

And here’s the Challenge Forum:

The Scrapbooker’s Club House store:

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pete's Oma in Germany will be receiving this card...

as a Christmas Greeting from us... it's being mailed soon to Germany!

Thank you, Noella, for the beautiful card sketch (#20) which can be seen over at Creatively Yours.

There is a lot of dimension to this card- the flowers and the shiny crystal buttons are all raised. [Doesn't show well in the photos.]

Additionally, there are LOTS of sparkles ("Stickles" fro SBCH) on the flower petals!

Thanks for checking it out!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Happy Sunday!

This layout is based on a sketch by Noella: #21 from her Creatively Yours site @ Here is the sctual sketch link:
This is Bryan at age 11... all ready for CRAZEEEE Hair DAY at school! Teehee...

1. Lyric is "Good Day Sunshine..." The Beatles
2. PP's are Pink Paislee and Paper Trunk both from SBCH kits

3. Buttons: all Frenchy's

4. Red paper is Bazzill CS in Pomegranate

5. Rub-ons: Cherry Arte and Dee's Distressed effects (Barcode and '06 date)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Lookee lookee!! OHMY!!

Scroll down to the altered projects... it's in there! LOL!

Fun... Thank you so much Angie! I am thrilled!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Another card or two...

1. A "Thinking of you" card sent to friends at Thanksgiving.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Accent Square, patt paper: scrap
Stamp (TY to my sister Mary) says "WS-d2 made in Taiwan"- unknown manufacturer
Velvet ribbon: So-Facile Canada; R-4078
Patterned ribbon: SBCH, Maya Road ~Blue Sophisticate-Greenwich
Rub on: BasicGrey Wholy cow! Black Gypsy border; bel-585

Thanks for looking!

2. A sympathy card made without textured Bazzill Cardstock. Swirl punch by Darice.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pix at Six...

Here is a LO done with gorgeous Sketch #36 by Noella over at Creatively Yours!

Hope you like it as much as I do. LOL.
I bought the striped patterned paper and the one with the floral geometric medallions on it for 10 cents EACH! I cut and pasted some, and used the stripe as a background, added some beads and "Micro-BeadZ" and VOILA!
Not too crazy, just reflective of Daniel’s overall joie-de-vivre. Love love love this page!!!!
By the way, the beads were ALL adhered with MM Universal Glue. Awesome stuff!
This page was done for a Texture Challenge posted by Mary over at SBCH.

Journaling reads:
Fun Pix from Age 6!

Daniel, I am Mommy to 4, have provided childcare to many and have worked as a pediatric RN. I know children!

Despite all of this, I have never met a child like you.


*You didn’t sleep the first four years of your life because you were too busy learning.
*It is what it is: there is no pretense about you.
*You have so much joie-de-vivre and enthusiasm! You love life, savouring every moment.
*You slurp up every scrap of knowledge about things that interest you: in ’06, that topic was “Dinosaurs.”
*You are always “game” for new experiences, like riding in the golf cart with the campground administrator on PEI!
*You NEVER forget anything: facts OR promises!
*You know the date of everyone’s birthday.
*You are a visual learner: for example, you’re amazing at puzzles & drawing.
*You are very attached to me… something that makes me extra happy.
*With a 5-year gap between Bry and you, research says you’re like an eldest child.

Journaling~ October 10, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Dan-Dan Houdini-Man gems…

**Called the “Fellowship of the Ring” (movie): “The Field Trip of the Ring” when he saw the DVD lying on the table.

** Asked Mommy: “Why does your book say ‘the end?!’”

** On June 14, in the AM, noticed that the calendar said it was “Flag Day” in the US, and told me this. He then asked “WHEN are we going to flag day: After school?” Apparently he thought we should be helping our US friends celebrate the big day! :o)

** Looked in the mirror and said “Mommy, I have big eyebrows!”

Daniel always cracks us up with laughter!!

Ali’s notes from mid-2006
Journaling: October 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Life Brings Joy...

"Life brings joy in simple ways"

Kate and Daniel
Tante Mary & Uncle Gil's Pool
Summer '06

**= from SBCH

Patterned Papers, from top to bottom:

#1: VB-105 "Dk Blue Medallion": Little Yellow Bicycle's Vita Bella Collection **
#2: Small strip of VB-104 "Green & Blue Stripes": Little Yellow Bicycle's Vita Bella Collection**
#3: "Blossom" item #942: Fancy Pants' Designs Fancy-Free Collection 2006**
#4: Journaling Block: American Traditional Designs~ from their "Travel" collection
#5: Same as #2**#6: OW-20 "Blue Leather" Exploration Travel Papers: Deja Views 2004
Flourishes: BasicGrey "inspire me" stamps (From Nicole: TY)**
Dye Ink: Ink it up! Turquoise 1027-12
Fonts: LDJ Miss me and Century Gothic in indigo ink
PLEASE NOTE: This page is a scraplift from the left half of a LO seen in the Adornit Summer 2006 catalogue and idea book (no pg #) "Joy in Life" by Heather Mickey.
Thanks for looking!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Good Stuff:

A page all about the good stuff in my life... :o)

This one is my own design and I will be "sketching it out" for my files tomorrow AM.

Thanks for looking!

A Birthday Card...

Here's a card I maede for my Mom-in-law, Chris. Hope you like it!

It's based on card sketch #18, which I was assigned as a DT member over at Creatively Yours. Here's the link:

Spidey Boy!

Here is Daniel at age 6 in one of his famous "get-ups." LOL! He always makes us laugh!

This LO is based upon 12x 12" Sketch #31 over at Creatively Yours; link:
Thanks for the inspiration Noella!

Blue PP: Blue Atoms, Provocraft
Red spiderweb PP: Unkn.
Title lettering: American Crafts
Laughter and Boy~ words from: "Wonderful Words"- Deja Views. Item WW-155
"licensed" Spiderman tag: from store, off pr of new sneakers.
Red Ribbon: Make it Special.
Buttons: Frenchy's
Glue Dots
MM Ribbon Glue

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Something really important:

"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes."

~ Hugh Downs

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Petit Garcon... And a silly face!

Here is my "baby..." Hope you like this! What a face Noah was making! I am in love with the Little Boy Blue Collection from Piggy Tales. Perfect for this silly face! Fleece reindeer PJ's made by Grandma.
Close up of tag which I altered,b/c it said Bebe (twice) and a 3 yr old is NOT a baby!

Monday, October 6, 2008


As many of you know, I do PR and Promotions for 2 scrapbooking related sites, online. It's a LOT of fun... "right up my alley" as they say!!

I have a contest announcement for you from one of those sites, tonight: "Creatively Yours: Sketches by Noella"...

"Creatively Yours: Sketches by Noella" is seeking two talented Guest Designers for the month of November.

The site is running a two-step contest to help find these two Designers.

All are welcome to apply!

Here is the link to the contest information. Check it out!

Deadline for the FIRST step in the contest (2 cards made from a single sketch) is October 17th, midnight, AST. Finalists will be chosen and a further challenge issued via a layout sketch [Deadline October 29th, midnight AST]. Two winners will be chosen from the finalists.

They will be Guest Designers at "Creatively Yours" for the month of November 2008, interpreting sketches by talented sketch-creator Noella Arsenault.
Thanks for helping us get the word out! Pass this along to those you KNOW would be interested in Designing for an awesome sketch artist...

~ Ali

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Have a look at this!!

Clickable link to some of my work, published online...

Lovin' that!

FOUR new creations~ :o)

2. 3.


These cards and LO were all created thru the inspiration provided by the sketches of some talented sketch artists: Nicole Drewniak, Monika Martinson and Noella Arsenault. TY and Merci ladies!

1. Greeting card made with sketch by Nicole Drewniak, SBCH; here:

2. Layout created with sketch by Monika Martinson, here:

3. Greeting card made with sketch by Noella Arsenault, here:

4. Greeting card made with sketch created by Nicole Drewniak, SBCH; here:

Glads from our Garden

Took some pics this AM of the beautiful, ruffly Gladioli that grew in our garden from bulbs we purchased at the school fundraiser last year!

Great timing, I need to order again! The flyer just came home (= Vesey's Seeds.)

Anyway, we cut the blooms yest and I am keeping them in a tall vase.
Glads are my fave (bulb) flower... this was the 1st time we ever grew them!

This yr they are NOT in the flyer. Boohoo. I wanted some more to fill up my area over near the fence. We will try getting some new fancy "fluffy" tulips and mid-season ones, I think, this year. They're gorgeous!

Enjoy the "Glad" pics!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Daniel, my sweet boy...

I took this photo at the (little tiny)"Tremont World's Fair" in 2007.

There was a LOT of shadowing, but Daniel was saying"Take my picture, Mom," and that is so rare that I HAD to take one!

He had just turned 7 in this photo. It is not perfect b/c of all the shadowing but he has his Daddy's smile and face and so I LOVE this picture. Definitely scrap-worthy!!

Hope you enjoy!
A warm TY to Shannon for the totally fun (awesome) "circles" paper! It came all the way from New Mexico!
Journaling reads:
Daniel, I love this Fall 2007 picture of you! I snapped it while we were in the stands at the “Tremont World’s Fair,” watching Kate ride Oakley. You have that look of mischief in your eyes… again! Love you, my little Houdini-man, even if I am silently wondering what you’ll be up to next!!


Happy Thursday!! Here's a card I made... so much fun... sooo relaxing! Hope you like it.

The flowers on this card have a FUNNY story to them.

On the first day of school Pete and I had to run in and deliver smthg for Noah that I had forgotten to tuck in (I think it was his extra juice cup.) Anyway, as we were walking in, there were ALL these pretty daisy type flowers all lying on and beside the walkway. Weird. They were in the grass too. Of course, there I am picking them up and Pete is laughing at me 'cause I was almost tipping over a bit to do it. (He just shakes his head at a me: I know, I'm nuts. **GRIN**) Anyway, we both picked up a few of these flowers.

They were so pretty, and thrown around as tho' someone had thrown confetti??? They remind me of Barbie for some reason.

Anyway, I gathered a few and Pete helped me (God LOVE that man) and took them home as it had begun to spit rain.

So: That is the story of my pretty card-flowers. They would have been smushed and wet by the rain and people walking on them.

They are "rescue-flowers!!!" Heehee...

Ski Martock! March 2005

THANKS for checking this out, girls!!! I LOVE this LO!!!!

Took me 3 days, with a weekend in between there as well.

~Ski Martock: Ali's Layout for Lynn's "Altered & Shabby Chic LO"~

~My friend Lynn's Sept Challenge over at SBCH~
~ Oh, by the way...Martock Mountain is a ski place in NS but it is a tiny mtn compared to those out West.... Peter says it is a "hill!"~
Journaling reads:
Mar '05: Class trip to Martock Mountain
Cross country skiied with Nicole and friends.
A lot of our snow had melted, but you had a blast!
Grade 5

*Info on altering*
[ I am not sure I did Shabby Chic well, but you can decide...] I sooo wish u could see the sparkle of this IRL... Lots of bling, Stickles, buttons, brads, ribbon, lace, all altered.

**Background paper was sanded, inked in 2 colours [mauve and navy] using crushed tissues and then scruffed & inked some more. Allowed to dry x 8 hrs.
**Satin ribbon scraps were stapled to LO beside the pix, then brushed with mauve ink for very faint colour.
**Snow under Kate in small pic was brushed with MM Specialty Glitter-Glaze.
**Lettering was accented with stickles.
**"G" was flipped to become an "a."
**Journaling block altered with purple Slickwriter and ink rubbed onto edges of mauve cardstock.
**Old Avon earring with gemstone repurposed as a floral embellie.
**Petals of flowers accented with Stickles.
**Centre of flower accented with an antiqued-looking brad.
**Upper left corner of LO shows the "wind" coming from a silver button (ie: cloud.)
**Button from Frenchy's has round silver bling piece (Jesse James Button Co.) added and glued in place.
**Wind represented by curlicues made with Stickles. **Pix were scruffed at edges with sandpaper.
**Corners were accented with corner punch.
**Wooden snowflakes, unknown source: first accented with inks ("mashed" onto wood using scrunched tissues,) Glitter-glaze then applied, allowed to dry overnight. Tips were accented with Stickles next day.
**Pam's metal snowflake (TY hon!) inked w/ same 2 colours as paper then accented with MM Scrapbook Colors "Specialty Glaze-Glitter" and allowed to dry overnight.
**Ribbon on snowflake is all scraps. Gemstone is a button from Frenchy's w/ shank cut off.

GREAT CHALLENGE; TY Lynn! Hope you all like this one!