Friday, January 27, 2012

Here's a new Sketch!

I created this multi-photo sketch featuring circles for Sketches: Creatively Yours. Hope you like it! Pop on over to S: CY and see what the Design Team created! Well worth a peek! :) 

Remember that we have a Design Team Call on at S: CY too. You have 'til Jan 30th to apply. 

 Here's that new Sketch: 
Sketch #3-12 created for the
Sketches: Creatively Yours Blog
"Outdoor Dude" Layout
 This is Noah at school during recess in 2007
All papers and cardstock are from Close To My Heart
Ink: Close to my Heart 
Stamp: 7Gypsies
Lettering: BasicGrey
Small lettering: Cosmo Cricket
Numbers: Flair Designs
Photo Credits: with extra SPECIAL THANKS to Noah's amazing school team in 2007- Grade Primary/One

Thanks for checking this out... Have a wonderful weekend! We're dealing with an awful winter storm here right now but all will be fine. :) We're used to it! LOL 


Friday, January 20, 2012

A new card...

The S: CY blog had a new card Sketch posted this morning- one by Senior Designer Ann Seleshanko. Isn't this a great sketch?
S: CY Sketch #112 created by
 Ann Seleshanko
Here's the card I made using the sketch. It was for January 12th... Kate's 18th birthday. 

"Happy Birthday" card  created with
 S: CY Sketch #112
Thanks for peeking, everyone... please don't forget to check out the S: CY Design Team Call ~ There's still time to apply! 

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

LOAD 2-12

~~ I am so very excited about LOAD! ~~

Pete gave me a registration to "LOAD 212" for Christmas... as part of the scrappiness he always gives me that time of year. 
So... not only did I get oodles of awesome Close to My Heart (*CTMH) goodies to scrap with, I also got my LOAD registration! Thank You hon.

What's LOAD? Well, it's Layout a Day, with scrapbooker, teacher, author and FUN, CARING, REAL PERSON Lain Ehmann. This will be my second LOAD...  I did one last year as well. That's in addition to completing one of Lain's LOAD-based online classes with my friend Ann Seleshanko. So, really, I guess this will be #3 LOAD for me. 

So, what do I love about LOAD? 

1) I will get 29 new LOs done in 29 days.

2) I get new and interesting prompts from Lain every day to spur me on.

3) There is a  Flickr group of awesome scrappers to share and chat with.

4) We LOAD-sters have a Gallery all our own, where we can post our LOs in a Photostream & give/receive feedback/support to our sisters. 

5) The Gallery will remain handy & accessible to us online after LOAD is completed! LOVE this!

6) I get to spend virtual time sharing and discussing LOAD-related scrappy things with my good friend Ann S., who lives 5000 miles away in AB.

7) Lain is genuinely funny, and a blast to have around.

8)There are prizes!!!

9) I get to share ideas for FAST crockpot meals! LOAD-sters last year loved this & some asked me to share again, LOL! LOVE to share recipes. 

10) During LOAD, I will scrap some BIG photos. Do you know how many of those we HAVE? Yes, we have 4 kids. That means we have a bazillion big pics to get scrapped, & saved. They're fast to do up, but it seems that except for when I am a little pressed for time during LOAD, they do not  get done! I have saved some up for this very month! LOL Those will get done, and that's an awesome thing to accomplish. 

11) I get to use MANY "Close to My Heart" goodies from my scrappy supplies and scrap a LOT after the little kiddos go to bed during February!

12) I get to dig into my stash of scrapbooking goodness. WHAT could be better than that?

There are 12 things-- FOR STARTERS-- about why I love doing, LOAD

It's easy to register for this awesome month-long scrappy event.
I guarantee you'll love it. Here's the link: LOAD 212
See you there!


A little contest at My Little Bit of Whimsy!

Little contest! 

Hi Gals... Stephanie Hart, at the My Little Bit of Whimsy Blog has an easy contest going on! It's super simple and she has a fun little prize, too. Her stuff's adorable-- and she lives not 1 hr from me! 
Go, see... and then enter!! 



Friday, January 13, 2012

Another Layout!

Had a beautiful Sketch by Ann Seleshanko over at S: CY this week. Here it is:

S: CY Sketch #2-12 by my friend and S:CY
 Senior Designer  Ann Seleshanko
...and here's my interpretation of the latest Sketch...
"A Slurpee with my Bro' " - layout #2 in 2012 from moi
 using Sketch #2-12 at S: CY 
The journaling reads: 

Bryan, just look at the way your little brother is looking at you. He is so thrilled with the blue Slurpee that you brought back to him when Dad took you to the store! Noah knows how cool and delicious it tastes and how much he’s been enjoying it. The expression on Noah’s face as he looks at you says it all. He adores you… AND that Slurpee! Thank you for being such an awesome big brother. You always have been, and I know you always will be.
Love you both ~ Mom
Photos~ Summer 2011
Journaling~ Jan. 2012

Sure hope you enjoyed this one... I just LOVED using Ann's Sketch! Have a super Friday the 13th everyone!


Thursday, January 5, 2012

New creations over at S: CY

The very first Sketch of 2012 has been posted over at the Sketches: Creatively Yours Blog. It's one by "Yours truly."
Here you go, I hope you like it!

S: CY Sketch #1-12  created by
 Team Leader Ali MacDonald 
And, here is my interpretation of the Sketch...
"Brindle" layout
This is Noah's Autism Assistance Dog Guide, Argo.
(This is my first  LO for 2012)

Closeup of the hand-drawn and cut stem
 as well as the floral embellies on this layout
The journaling reads: 

Argo, when they meet you for the first time, many people ask us if you are an older fella since you have some colouring on your face, legs and muzzle. They wonder aloud if maybe you are a bit grizzled, like many older Black Labs do become. But, with a closer look, they see that it is brown/tan colour, not grey. You have what is termed "brindle" colouring. It sometimes shows up in the Lions Foundation of Canada's breeding program... it's not very common, but AADG Head Trainer Chris Fowler told us that it makes an appearance every once in a while.  Some folks have asked us whether you may have a wee bit of “Rottie” in you. I am able to assure them that you are a purebred Black Lab and that your special colouring can be explained through genetics. It’s so interesting! Your brindle shows really well in this photo. You are just so darned cute with your brown eyebrows and touches of brown and tan on your legs and face!

 Photo~ Dec 2010
 Journaling Dec 2011

Thanks for stopping by!! Love seeing you all!

**Remember that there is a DT call out at the Sketches: Creatively Yours Blog right now-- please do pop over and read about it... the call is open for applications until Jan 30th!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!