Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August GDT @ My Creative Scrapbook!

Stopping in to share two of the projects I made with the August Main Kit at MCS:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

GDT @ My Creative Scrapbook!

I was honoured when Delaina from My Creative Scrapbook contacted me to be a Guest DT member for August. They have wonderful kits and the DT girls have some mad talent.  I couldn't refuse!

I got to work with the Main Kit for August - filled with Simple Stories Summer Fresh collection and Prima flowers!  Perfect! Here it is:

And here are a few sneak peeks from me:

I'll be showing the layouts I created with this kit in the coming days.  Be sure to check back!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Just For Me...

I was reminded again lately about why I scrapbook...  about what my motives should be (for me).  I scrap because it relieves stress.  I scrap because it brings me joy.  I scrap to preserve our family's everyday moments.  And perhaps most importantly, I scrap so that my children will have a very detaled record of their childhoods.

I'm not on 20 different design teams...  I don't have to create with specific products or by a deadline....  I already have a job that requires me to follow rules and meet deadlines.  Scrapping is supposed to be fun.

that is all... :)  Sharing a few recent layouts:

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


The countdown is on!  Seven more working days and then I'm on VACATION!  To say I can't wait is an understatement.... Looking forward to some downtime and some quality time with my kiddos.

I wanted to share a layout that I created with My Mind's Eye "Be Happy" collection.  It's one of my favourite collections right now.  I even added a little of the "Be Amazing" chipboard here too:

Love this picture of my girl - it's one of my current fave shots of her.

It is supposed to be as high as 46 (not a typo!) with a humidex tomorrow.  Stay cool!  And think of me (or I guess it's really Brendan who will be doing all the work) tomorrow evening while we're at Brendan's soccer game!


Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy Father's Day & Crate Paper Love!

Happy Father's Day to all the great dads out there! Whether you're a father by blood, marriage or are important to your families, especially your children.  I hope you get spoiled today! :)

My kids are blessed to have a father who is 110% involved in their lives.  He never hesitates to put them first... He looks out for them, takes care of them, gets up for 7:00 a.m. hockey practices, volunteers at their school, does the French verbs, answers Brendan's 100000 questions about history and/or geography, helps with math so my head doesn't explode.... drives them to soccer, amuses Olivia and tries her dance moves (he's got 2 left feet so I guess we can also add comedian to the list, as I crack up laughing whenever I see him trying to do the dance moves!) and just plain helps out where he can. Most importantly, he loves them unconditionally.  Unconditional love .....all a child really needs to grow up, don't you think?

Happy Father's Day Joe!  We love you so much.  Here is a couple of pictures of my three from today:

I also wanted to share a layout I created with Crate Paper's Pretty Party line.  I've got mad love for Crate Paper products.  I just love to work with them! What I also like is that with each new release, we're seeing more great product and it doesn't look like their last five releases.  Some companies tend to keep things the same (and wear them out) and release similar product at each show but with a different name, colour scheme and a new embellishment or two. Crate Paper always surprises me - looking forward to what they have up their sleeve for CHA-S. :)

Here's my beautiful girl.  I tried to channel my inner "Melanie Blackburn"! LOL.  She's a dear friend of mine and I admire her work. There is a ton of inspiration on her blog so go say hello, if you don't read her blog already.

This layout also features an Elle's Studio tag  from the "One and Only" line.  I was lucky enough to win a crop challenge over at The Paper Passion and Elle & Laci (TPP Owner) sent a very generous gift pack of the latest and greatest from Elle's Studio.  I was so excited and couldn't wait to create with them.  Thanks again Elle & Laci! :)

Can't believe the weekend is already over and Monday is upon us.  I think I'm okay with it though....  it means I'm one day closer to summer vacation.  I can't wait to have some down time and just enjoy my family.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


So glad it's the weekend!  It's shaping up to be a beautifu one too - lots of heat and sunshine, which is just the way I like it!

Stopping in today to share a layout of my goreous girl.  I can't get enough of My Mind's Eye lately and Elle's Studio lately.  Seriously awesome products that are so easy to design with!

I know I am biased because she's my baby girl but I'll say it anyway...  This girl is AMAZING... smart, kind, funny, creative, beautiful on the inside and out.... She's just perfect. :)

Happy weekend!  Hopefully my scrappy friends find some time to create or at the very least, get out to take some new pictures to scrap later.