Monday, April 26, 2010


There's a fun Mother's Day and Father's Day inspiring idea Blog Hop over at Lovebug Scrapboooking! Check it out, it starts right HERE   Lots and lots of fun and easy ideas! Enjoy!


Friday, April 23, 2010

SOS Blog Hop and Crop winner is....

...Cindy Groh!!!!!!!

Congrats Cindy on winning  a RAK!!! Please  send me your postal addy so I can get your scrappy treats in the mail on Monday!

My e-addy is:  pete ali@ eastlink .ca  (with no spaces.)

YAY Cindy!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

It's Earth Day!

Earth Day Blog Hop
Welcome to Create it Green’s Earth Day Blog Hop!! Thanks so much for joining us!

If you just happened by this blog and didn't realize a blog hop was taking place, please go back to Create it-GREEN and start the hop. You won't want to miss all the Earth Day Inspiration or the amazing prizes from our generous sponsors! Make sure you leave a comment on each blog on the hop since winners will be drawn from the comments!!

I have a few projects to share with you today, here at Lovingly Created by Ali....!!

The first two little projects will help explain something that our family does to be more GREEN while saving me a few footsteps at the same time!!

To be more "green," we sort and save ALL the paper that we can, in order that it can be recycled by the recycling program that exists in our area.

This is a small wicker container that we keep in the kitchen near the "desk" and telephone/mail area. I made a "Paper bin" sign for the area right above it using a cute and quirky digital image created especially for the Create it-GREEN Earth Day Blog Hop by  KLM Designs.

                              Sign for small recyclable paper bin

We use this container to place recyclable paper in as we sort the mail, flyers, school notices, etc... When we have a second, or when the bin gets full, the kids just empty it into our larger bin, which is lined with a blue bag, ready for recycling by the county!

Here is the sign my son Daniel (9) made for our large recyclable paper bin. Isn't it cute?  He used a Digital Stamp from Digital Delights to create this sign. The digital stamp was created especially for the Create it-GREEN Earth day Blog Hop and is called "Save our Forests!" What a cute Image. You can go HERE to check out more of the designs at Digital Delights.

Sign created by Daniel MacDonald, age 9


                                                               Get Well Soon card

I loved the CUTE little bear and his adorable mouse sidekick so much that I wanted to create another project with this Digital Delights image. So... I made a Get Well Soon card! I used my watercolour pencils to colour in the image, plus square and heart-shaped blue buttons from my button collection. The striped paper came from my stash of scraps. The little faux-bow in the upper right corner is made of a scrap strip of paper, almost too small to save! Yep- small but mighty! The cork lettering came from  Dollarama. I thought this card turned out pretty cute thanks to the adorable image from Digital Delights!  

"Thinking of You" card

Next, I made a "Thinking of You"  card using an awesome Earth Day image of a flower-filled wheelbarrow created by a digital stamp company called Fred, she Said Designs  . By the way, the fabulous giant blue ric rac used on this card was from the brand new "April Skies Ribbon Kit" from the Savvy 'n Sassy store, where I am a DT member.

Next is a "Bon Voyage" card that I created with a cute digital image of a smiling, happy world, from Meljen's Designs.  I used my watercolour pencils here as well, and embellished with BasicGrey Ribbon and recycled buttons from my stash.

"Bon Voyage" Card

The Digi Shack provided us with 2 lovely mages for the Create it-GREEN Earth Day Blog Hop.

The first is this pretty butterfly, which I decided to use on a Mother's Day Card. I coloured the digital stamp with watercolour pencils, placed it on the card with 3-D Foam Tape, then embellished with bling and Stickles. The patterned paper is from BasicGrey's long-ago "Perhaps" collection. I just love the way it turned out!

"Butterfly" Happy Mother's Day Card

 The second image from the Digi Shack is an Apple Barrel surrounded by autumn leaves. I created an autumn card with it after colouring the image with watercolour pencils. I used some My Mind's Eye papers from my scrap-paper bin. Some cork lettering was a great help in finishing it all off.

Autumn Wishes Card

Thanks so much for visiting my Blog!

The blog hop will run from today, April 22nd until Sunday, April 26th, midnight PST. We will be drawing for winners on April 27. I will be offering a RAK for one lucky commenter whose name will be drawn that day!!

Follow along in our Create it-GREEN Blog Hop! 
Your next stop on the Hop is  Faye's Blog at


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sneak Peeks at Create it-GREEN!!

Come see! There is an Earth Day  blog hop starting tomorrow- we hope to see you there!

Come have a "peek" at the Sneak Peeks!


Monday, April 19, 2010

Create it-GREEN Earth Day Blog Hop is COMING!

Earth Day Blog Hop

It's going to be fun and GREEN!  Be sure to join us HERE April 22-25, 2010

There will be inspirational projects and GREAT Earth-Friendly ideas from Create it-GREEN Design Team members and Contributors!  

I am also doing a RAK Draw from among all Earth Day Blog Hop participants who become Followers & leave a  comment here on my blog!!  

More on the  RAK Prize later, so be sure to check back!

Additionally, April 15th was Challenge Reveal Day at Create it-GREEN

Go on over and see the gorgeous projects and layouts the Design Team has created! 
Here's mine!
I revamped a scratched and bumped up second-hand wooden photo frame that I rescued from an "odds-and-ends" table at Frenchy's in Wilmot, NS about a year ago.

So glad to finally get this project done!  
Hope you like it!! Be sure to leave me a note or shoot me an email to let me know what you think....I had so much fun doing this!  Thanks Deanne for the "Green" (anything goes) April 2010 Ci-G Challenge. I am loving being on the Altered Art Team there.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Card Sketch & Reveals up at S:CY!!

Hi everyone, happy Sunday! You have to pop over to Sketches: Creatively Yours and see the April Card Sketch by Ann Seleshanko-- and the interpretations by our talented DT members! Go see!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

SOS Scrappy Spring Clean-up Blog Hop & Crop!!

Hi Everyone! HAPPY SPRING! Although it says April 14th above, IGNORE THAT!! 'Cause it is April 15th-- Thursday!!!

Welcome to Lovingly Created, today's "hop" spot on the road of the Sisterhood of Scrap's Spring Blog Hop & Crop!!! Glad you stopped in!!!

If you did not arrive here from the
Sisterhood of Scrap Blog, please go back and check out the fun and prizes going on. Eight days of challenges to help you use up and clean up your scrappy supplies! The best part is, you have 1 week from the date that every challenge was posted to complete it and post a link to it on the blog where it was assigned to you! YES: a FULL week!!

So, that means my challenge to you TODAY (April 15th) is only due on April 22 (by midnight EST)!

Let's rock and roll, shall we?

My challenge to you today is simply to use a PUNCH in the completion of your LO.

Yes, do a LAYOUT and incorporate the use of a PUNCH.

The LO can be ANY size at all, ie: mini, 6x6, 12x12 or larger. BUT: you MUST use a punch somewhere on the project, and you have to tell me what punch you used.

#1: Here is my project... you can click on it to make i bigger and see the details. This is a LO of my parents-inlaw, my sister in law, and her 2 kiddos. (For internet safety, their faces are blurred.)

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pale blue Velvet ribbon: from Savvy n Sassy- the SNS "April Skies" Ribbon Kit
Frame around photo; Free download: Tiffany Doodles, April 1 Blog post
Punch: "Key" - All Night Media
All Patterned papers: Cloud Nine Designs Finley's Estate Collection
Dye ink: Ink it up! by Darice

#2: Here is a close-up of the way I used this punch. It provided me with 2 SEPARATE semi-circular sections each time I punched. I used them separately and repeated the semi-circular motif all along the edges of my LO.

#3: This is a pic of "key" punch I used. It is manufactured by All Night Media.

Finally, thanks for visiting. Please post your creations in response to this challenge here in the comments section by Midnight April 22, 2010. Also, please become a Follower if you'd like to. There are actually 2 ways that you can get your layout in for this Challenge:

1 => Add a link to your project in the comments of this post
2 => Send it to us at SOS by email:

I will randomly choose a name from those who complete this SOS Blog Hop and Crop: and send a RAK to the winner! Thanks everyone. Happy creating!


Thursday, April 8, 2010

More layouts...

For our 15th Wedding Anniversary in 2007, Peter and I took what we call our "jaunt" thru parts of the Annapolis Valley. This has been home to us for quite a few years, and we had many placs we found photogenic and wanted to take photos of! So, to celebrate our anniversary, we did it! we had such a fun day together! Here are 2 of the layouts!

Old Holy Trinity Church, est 1789, Middleton, NS

The large pale blue pom-pom trim and the large ric-rac are from the "April Skies" Ribbon Kit at Savvy n Sassy. You can find that kit HERE. It's gorgeous!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Savvy n Sassy Blog post!

Come check it out! I'd love to hear what you think!

There is one NEW layout using the "April Skies" Ribbon Kit added to the three you can also see below.

So enjoy!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Savvy n Sassy April Kit reveals!

The "April Skies" Ribbon Kit for April 2010 was revealed at Savvy 'n Sassy today!

Have a look at this pure delicious-ness!

"April Skies"Ribbon Kit available now at Savvy N Sassy!

1~ Kate and Grace 2009

2~ "Ride: Kate and Oakley, 2007"

3~ Altered Folder created to match my office wallpaper border
(...wallcovering by Imperial)

Here's where you can go see what the other members of the SNS Ribbon Team have created! Don't miss their creations! LINK

Why not pop over to Savvy n Sassy and see what Challenges the Ribbon Team Designers have set this month for all who'd like to participate? Sooo much fun!

See you again soon!