Sunday, May 31, 2009

A BIG Change

Noella and I just decided to switch "Creatively Yours" over to Blogger.
She has made a good start on it! What a gem!

We will get 'er done over a cpl of days.
Here is our new addy add us please...and do become a follower of CY!
Love to have you all along for the ride!((HUGZ))~

Saturday, May 30, 2009

"Willie and Wailin' "

Hi everyone,

Happy Saturday!

I thought you'd enjoy one of the articles written by my parents' veterinarian in Florenceville, NB.

My parents' cat, Willie, is the first one shown in the pics here!

Click to make it bigger so that you can read it... and...Enjoy. :O)


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Goodies up for Grabs!

There are now 4 weekly MAY CHALLENGES up on the Creatively Yours Blog!

Challenge A at CY

Challenge B at

Challenge C at CY


Challenge D at CY!

Do them all and earn 4 ballots toward THIS fun (and growing) prize pack of "Colorbok" goodies!

Yes! Every entry means I ADD more goodies to the treat shown above!!!

All welcome to come play. Join in!


Monday, May 25, 2009

Icky Sticky and Hair-raising?????

Hi Everyone!

Here are a couple of new LOs I created the past 2 days.

The first one shows Daniel on PEI in 2006 at our campfire time with icky sticky marshmallows! Too cute! Gosh, that was a FUN trip! I remember campfire time best of all. It was smthg we all looked fwd to every night! We met SO many nice people!

The second LO tells a funny Dan-Dan Houdini-Man story from this past week (May 2009). The photos are from 2007 though, just because they "worked" with the hair-raising tale the the LO features.

Journaling reads:

A Hair-raising Tale?

Before school one morning, I was combing Daniel’s hair. I told him that a wonderful scrapbooking friend of mine had mentioned that he looked like me, but that **I** thought that maybe he looked more like Daddy’s side of the family.

He replied, quite indignantly, that “I DON’T LOOK LIKE Daddy!! He only has hair on the right and left side of his head!”

I nearly cracked up trying NOT to laugh! What a character!

Photos of Daddy, Daniel & Noah: Spring 2007
Journaling: Spring 2009
This funny moment happened on May 22, 2009

Thanks for having a peek!



LO based on a sketch from Simply Scrapping (c) 2009 "Simply Sketches #5."
JM Craig Middle School 1976-1977

Peter's Grade 7 Class at CFB Chatham NB in 1976-77.
Pete's father was in the Military (Air Force). Peter is in first row at far right. :O)

In this photo, my sweetie is same age as Bryan is now (13). **Sigh** OH GOSH, time flies! This LO was created with scraps from an SBCH "Daisy Bucket Designs" yummy kit. First kit I purchased there and I LOVED it!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Here are a couple more cards!

Hope you like them!! Thanks for looking...


I made 8 Christmas Cards today...

PLUS a little gift tag from my scraps! LOL~! **grin**

I did this for a Deanne's Christmas Cards All Year 'Round Blog! The May Challenge at CCAYR was to use flowers on your Christmas cards. I LOVE flowers- so this was a lotta fun! C'mon over to this fun Blog and enjoy the eye candy from the Design Team-- you won't regret it.

Here are the first 5 out of 8 cards I created today. Let me explain...

I LOVE making cards although I have only been at it about 1 1/4 years. I always give handmade cards to ALL the 2 little fellas' teachers (along w/ Noah's 3 Educational Assistants & Resource Teacher.) Last year I was up late on the night before last day of school creating those final few cards! ACK! Same thing happ'd on Valentine's Day in Feb of THIS year! Needed 17 cards all together for staff and teachers, EAs, so I still had 4-5 left night before!!!!!!! Well this Christmas I shall be ready. 8 cards ahead- that's reassuring already! LOL

Anyway, here they are! I used lots of Stickles and bling on them. Wish you could see it!
Some of the flowers I used were recycled from a card my sister had given me- unsure of the brand. (Thanks Mary!) The papers used here are mainly BasicGrey's Dasher cllection, one of my faves.
I am soooo excited to be using up my patterned paper stash!

Thanks so very much for checking out my cards! I had so much fun with this Challenge!

Excellent little project!

Have a look at this! It's a Tea Bag mini album by Mary Leeson. How adorable is it? I really need to try this!
LOL! ~

A card...

A Mother's Day card that I made for my Mom-in-Law, Chris, is posted on the Sisterhood of Scrap blog.
The gorgeous May 23rd sketch is by Deanne Burton. Here it is! Try it and be sure to let Deanne, Carla and Susan know!


Friday, May 22, 2009

Sisterhood of Scrap: another Monday Challenge!

This is a layout I did for the SOS May 11th Challenge. [Just click on it to see details!] Deanne asked that we create a LO with flowers on it and stitch the stems and leaves on them. It could be "faux stitching" if we liked. I used my black CM pen to imitate straight stitched tendrils and a few leaves. Hopefully this qualifies. I can remember embroidering things with a straight stitch... I forget what it was called exactly! LOL. Anyway, I hope you like this!
EDITED: GUESS WHAT??? This LO received Kudos of the Day over at Scrapbooker's Club House! Thanks to Nicole who chose it today (May 23rd).
Daniel and the Tulips: 2006

Daniel is almost 6 years old here
LO is from my own a sketch.

Spring 2006

Yearly pics were taken by me at our home; in front yard.
All flowers: Make it Special
Pens: CM and Uniball Signo: black
CS: Bazzill Jacaranda
Lettering: Basic Grey, Stella Ruby Collection

Exciting Announcement!

Creatively Yours: Sketches by Noella and Ali is pleased to present a Brand New Design Team!

I am looking forward to getting to know our new Team members... making new scrapbooking friends is always a pleasure...

As we see the beautiful layouts they will create about life and laughter over the next few months, I know it will be a great ride.

Come join in, won't you? Sign up for email updates on the right side of the first page at CY. So CONVENIENT! Don't miss a post or a single sketch!

We're always on the lookout for Guest Designers to join the Team, too! We want to see your work!
Welcome to Creatively Yours, Robin, Misty, Rita, Andi, and Ann!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

2 Sisterhood of Scrap Monday Challenges

May 4th Monday Challenge at SOS: pics must be of 1 person only. Title had to be based on a song from that person's year of birth.

Person: Kate Lillian;
Year 1992;
Song: Everything about You by Ugly Kid Joe.
Everything About You Amazes me... Kate 2006 on PEI.
Papers by My Minds Eye: Bloom and Grow Collection

Design used is based on Dec 1, 2008 Sketch by Deanne Burton on her "Just my Sketches" site.
[I reversed it.]

May 18th Monday Challenge at SOS: To use embellies or journaling right on the surface of the photo(s).

The metal leaves were from earrings.

The wooden flower centres are beads, also from earrings. Flowers and words placed ON the photos as Challenge said.
Words are from a K&Co kit my sister sent me. Thank You Mary!

Words say: "Camping" "#1 Dad," "Boys will be Boys" and "Outdoors."

I had fun with this, hope you like it!


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dan-Dan Houdini-Man

Happy Wednesday! Daniel was VERY busy before school this AM.
OK: check this out- He created a GAME out of Play Doh!

It's Pac Man-- see the ghosts? Holy Hannah. So creative! My little engineer.

I am SO GLAD that I took these pics as he dismantled everything before school! LOL Such a good kid to put it all away, but Geez, I am SO glad I reached for the camera!

Hope ya'll like these! ~

Monday, May 18, 2009

3 "May Challenges" on the Creatively Yours Blog!

Challenge A at CY
Challenge B at CY
Challenge C at CY

"And then there were two..."

"And then there were two..." is the name of the layout that I created with Deanne's May 15th, 2009 sketch. It's up on her "Just my Sketches" inspiration blog. I am very blessed to be on Deanne's "Layout Design Team 2." This is a page done with pics from 1999 of my niece Sophie, nephew Samuel and SIL Patricia... plus my MIL, Chris!
Here's some of the detail where I accented a bit using "Stickles" Love it.
Here's Deanne's awesome May 15th 2009 sketch!

Below is a page of Bryan and Daniel on Prince Edward Island in 2006. Those two kids are such hams! Daniel went to hug Bry and got him in a head-lock by mistake. I snapped a pic just as it happened. It was SO FUNNY! In this LO I was using up a bunch of Scenic Route patterned paper I had been hoarding for FAR too long. This is a nice simple LO- done with my own Sketch, (#12) from Creatively Yours... Love it. Thanks for looking!

((HUGZ)) everyone!



We got a moment to arrange and put up the kids' school photos! Well, we actually had Kate's commissioned by a photographer friend of ours at the end of Grade 8- June '08, on Oakley. So we refer to those as if they were her Grade 9 (Sept '08) pics!

Anyway!! We had 3 vertical pics of our boys and 1 horizontal pic of Kate! LOL. What to do? To top it all off, I was also ONLY able to get 3 of these sharp red frames-- so I bought one that I liked in black. As it turned out, the combo was perfect for the livingroom which incorporates taupe, cream and our RED curtains! LOL

Here is how we decided to hang the 4 school photos of the kids... They're on the wall as you enter the house & come upstairs (split level) - but near to, and visible from, the livingroom.

This arrangement of photos gave me some inspiration for a sketch. I'll have to do one up!!

Pete and I had wanted to have these framed photos up when our company arrived this weekend but we are a little late! Oh Well! They got to visit with all the kids which "made" our weekend and theirs too! ((HUGZ))~

Friday, May 8, 2009

Sophie 1999

My sweet little niece in 1999.
** = from SBCH
All pps are 3Bugs "Groovy" collection **
Monogram letters: same** (inked)
Small lettering scruffed with Khakhi ink: Thanks Deanne- AC Thickers, "Giggles"
Mint Green mottled paper: Marianne Richmond- "From the Heart Collection"
Lace-look pp edging: Darice hole punch
Dollar store scalloped ruler
Glossy accents for flowers: Ranger
Corner shaper: CM (small photo)
Dye Ink: Chocolate Brown STP-1010 Ink it up~!
Glossy Accents: Ranger
1999: Flair "Take a Number" Brown CS stickers**

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Samuel, 8 days old

Here is my handsome nephew Samuel, at just 8 days old. The photos are from 1999 and I am FINALLY getting them scrapped! No more sticky paged albums for these photos!!

What a beautiful baby! He is my ONLY nephew!

I used this December 1, 2008 sketch by Deanne Burton from her Just my Sketches site. I reversed it, as you can probably tell.
Thanks again, Deanne. This is one of my favourite "Deanne" sketches.

Striped circular pps: all Piggy Tales**
background paper: Marianne Richmond: From the Heart collection (TY to my sister Mary)Elephants: cut from scrap of Basic Grey Oh! Baby Girl pp**
CM Square punch
Flowers cut from 3Bugs "Jovial" pp**
Glossy Accents: Ranger
1999: Flair "Take a Number" Brown CS stickers**
Lettering- large: 3 Bugs monograms **
Small letttering Doodlebug (TY Elisha)**
Dye Ink: Chocolate brown Ink it up! : STP 1010

**= from SBCH
((HUGZ)) ~

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Mother's Day Card....

I used one of Deanne's card sketches from the May 1, 2009 sketch reveal on her "Just my Sketches" site to make my Mom a Mother's Day card.
Hope you like it!
(Not sure why the buttons all look rose-y in colour! They are peach in real life!)


Monday, May 4, 2009

Mentioned on Scrapscene!

My scrap-room/office was recently mentioned and linked on Scrapscene, right here...! Thanks Angie! WOW!


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sisterhood of Scrap

...had their usual Sketch Saturday post yesterday! My LO was there too since I had the chance to interpret Deanne Burton's new sketch. Have a peek!

Here is the layout:

It's Noah in 2007 at his 5th birthday. We were looking at one of his gifts together. He is such a sweet little boy.

SPECIAL THANKS to Nicole Drewniak of Scrapbooker's Club House for the gift of the patterned papers you see here: a "Caboodle" set from 3Bugs in a Rug called Snips and Snails.

LOVE it!

Here is that great new sketch of Deanne's... cool eh?

The layout above came together SOOOO quickly! Thanks Deanne!


Friday, May 1, 2009


I have done a random draw from all the names who entered the SOS Crop Challenge I had set! Actually, I had Peter, my DH draw a winner! Thanks Pete!!

Christina's name was drawn!!!!

Christina, you win the RAK prize that is pictured here.

Please send me your home postal addy at
peteali @east link .ca (No spaces, LOL) and I will get it out to you ASAP!


((HUGZ)) ~