Saturday, April 23, 2011


Here you go!! This is awesome. TY to Craft Gossip!! 

A wunnerful assortment of awesome free papers like chq registers, graph paper, assignment records (teacher records) etc... to download!

OH... nd here are some vintage flowers and seed packets I found for you, too.



Friday, April 22, 2011

New layout!

Here is a layout I created with one of my own sketches from Sketches: Creatively Yours while I was doing Lain Ehmann's "Find your Style from A to Z" e-course.

I like the strong red and black striped pps, and the 3 Bugs paper, which I find so striking!!  Hope you like it.

 "Grace's First Show"

Horse Buttons:  ebay
All CS: Bazzill- Elephant and Raven
Black and red striped pps: Upsy Daisy designs- "A New Day" collection
Floral paper and flower fussy-cuts: 3 Bugs in a Rug "Chalk Garden" collection
Cream Grograin ribbon: Savvy n Sassy
Red Stitched ribbon: Savvy n Sassy
Mini Brads (white): Bazzill
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress ink (Pumice Stone)  
Font: Tabitha
Title lettering: Scenic Route
Tag: recycled from a tack shop purchase
Tools: Fiskars 12" trimmer and scallop border punch
Mini Glue Dots
MM Ribbon Glue
Pritt Glue Stick
Mono-Multi glue

The 12x12" S:CY Sketch that was used to create the above LO:

Sketch 03-11 by "Yours Truly" for Sketches: Creatively Yours

 Journaling reads:

Grace, Kate’s 7-year old Hanoverian-Thoroughbred mare, did really well at her first show at the Greenwood Horse & Riding Centre (GRHC) in June 2010.  It was a “Training Show” and  was busy and well-attended by both entrants and spectators. Grandma was there to watch the show as Kate and Grace competed in several flat classes. Grace didn’t “place” but she was calm and happy to be there. She waited over an hour and a half for her first class and was as easy-going as could be. Kate was so proud of her! Way to go Grace!

(Please note: We now know, after a thorough dental exam by our vet, that Grace is more like only 5 years old. This makes her temperament at the training show even more notable! WTG!) 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

May 2011 Layout a Day!!

Want a challenge? Guess what?? GUESS WHAT??

Lain Ehmann is running Layout A Day again soon (MAY 2011)! Go quickly, & find out about it! I am all signed up and raring to go!~
You'll love it, this gal is a HOOT ...
Go, GO, GO!!!! Check it out HERE. 


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Card and Layout

A brand new Card Sketch by Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko is up at Sketches: Creatively Yours this week! Pop on over and see the sketch as well as our Design Team's pretty creations. They knocked it out of the park!

Here is the card I sent to my parents, Cari and Roy, for their 47th Wedding Anniversary on April 4th. I based it on Ann's Sketch.

 "Happy Day"Card created for Mom and Dad's 47th Anniversary, April 4, 2011
(Credit: Bird- The Graphics Fairy)

And... here is a horse-y themed layout created with my Sketch at S:CY on April 8, 2011. That's Kate and her Hanoverian-TB mare, Grace, in the bottom left photo.

"Cool Out Time" 

Here's the sketch the influenced the LO, above:

Sketches: Creatively Yours, by Yours Truly
Sketch 02-11
 Thanks for having a peek everyone!

Friday, April 1, 2011

New Sketch reveal over at S:CY!

Pop on over to Sketches: Creatively Yours and see what the new Design team has created using inspiration from Sketch 01-11. So proud of them and excited to see what they came up with!

Here is "my" take on the Sketch... Yes, it's another LO of 'Humphrey' the Camel from Oaklawn Farm Zoo, near us in Aylesford, NS. Enjoy!

"Go to Zoo" LO by Ali for S:CY based upon Sketch 01-11
Journaling reads:

Humphrey the camel
Spring, 2010
Oaklawn Farm Zoo

Every spring, we buy a Season’s Pass to the Zoo as an Easter gift from Oma & Opa. Noah especially loves it there, asking all winter long to “Go to Zoo.” We always tell him “It’s winter Noah, the zoo is closed; the animals are sleeping. We’ll go when Spring comes.” He accepts that for awhile… then a few days later will ask to go again. Noah is always so happy when spring comes and we can visit the Zoo again!!

Thanks for enjoying this LO along with me! Be sure to pop on over to S:CY so you can see what the Designers on the Team have created, and to check out WHO the Guest Designer for April 2011 is!!!