Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Everyone loves a pumpkin

Halloween is almost upon us and I needed more decorations. You can never have enough know matter the event in my opinion!

Well I saw this pumpkin at Michael's on one of my visits there about 2 months ago and since I never pay full price for anything I finally got it all and ready to put it together. Love 50%-60% off sales. I think it's one of my favourite Halloween characters that I haven now!

Paint the pumpkin purple and then green leaving little hints of orange showing through

Then drill a hole and put in the seasonal branches

Hot glue the skelton head to the pumpkin

Display on your front steps

Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!

Friday, September 30, 2011


I think Fall is my favourite time of year. It's still warm out but not too warm and I love the colours of the season.

Driving Marcus to school today got me thinking of how wonderful the colours are and that I don't have anything in my entry way for Thanksgiving.

All I needed was 10 minutes, a power drill and a pumpkin and flowers from Michael's.

I loved it so much I made one for Marcus' school - their office needed the wonderful colours too!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Halloween card

Saturday was scrap day. I got to spend some treasured time with some amazing women. I love these days.

I'm also very thankful for them as they are farther apart than I would like. It wouldn't have happened if my mother-in-law Hazel hadn't taken Marcus for most of the weekend. Terry is busier than ever writing a paper and studying as well as preparing for his classes he needs to teach this week.  I have an amazing mother-in-law.

Now getting together to scrapbook or whatever the craft is we are doing one would think that we would get actual projects done. Nope that's not the case most of the time.

This weekend I did get some cards done for the kids in my dayhome for halloween. I got to use an embossing folder  from Cuttlebug (spider web),  then inked it in Stampin Up black in, then used my cricut for the spider and the moon (doodlecharms) and inside the card I used Martha Stewart Halloween stamp. I think they are cute for the lil ones.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

It's just a label

I think I might have a slight case of OCD with certain things. Well Terry would say I have a huge OCD case with storage containers and labelling things. I love them - I buy them and hide them and I buy labels and write on them and label everything.

Another thing I love to do is flip through all the flyers that come to our door. Terry hates it because he knows I'm going to find something and buy it. You know he is probably right which is the reason he throws out my flyers before I see them or at least tries to. I have been known to dumpster dive!

Yesterday I got flyers and found the STAPLES one. BIG GRIN ON MY FACE and a phone call to Terry to stop for me on his way home and for $24.99 plus GST I got me a labeller! (crowd goes wild)

See isn't it pretty!  And yes Eryn and Heather (my scrappin' divas) it's PINK

And it isn't just for scrapbooking - it's for my pantry which when groceries are bought are put into the proper storage container which is labelled! 

I am also using it for my dayhome I run. All the toys are in their own containers (of course) and now are labelled what they so the kids can learn the words and my OCD will be kept in check. It does symbols as well so I'm quite excited to use it for every container in my home and according to Terry I have a zillion.

Ok have to jet because it's quiet time which means I can go and label some scrapbooking items with my intials.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Woman Cave

All men have or at least majority of them out there want a Man Cave. My husband is no exception. He has our bonus room and has had it since the day we moved into our house 10 years ago. Being a mom as well I kind of just let Marcus take over the living room and I guess you can say that I have never really had a space in the house that was just mine. That was until now!

I'm so excited - it's been a long haul and after a 2 year renovation it's 95% done and I have my own dream craft space. Terry has been hilarious with it and not only building me my furniture insisting that I get more. Who am I to argue. IKEA CHARGE IT! Yes Eryn I am in need of a IKEA intervention!

My space has turned out to be my dream space - it's just how I envisioned it.

This is my blank canvas

The storage that Terry built from IKEA

It's starting to look great

Terry insisted more storage space - bought me more! :) 
My desk is a drafting table I got at Michael's 

I painted my old bulletin board to match my furniture and doesn't my BIG BUG look great there!

I truly think every woman should have space where they can feel happy and a place to dream. The rest of the room will be done shortly and it's a place where there is room for some of my great friends that can come and create with me.  This space is my WOMAN CAVE!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Back 2 school

It's that time of year again where every parent is singing "It's the most wonderful time of the year". I am happy it's Back to school but I'm not. This year not only does Marcus go into grade 5 but my husband will be teaching full time and being a full time student. I guess that makes me a crazy mom/wife for the next 2 years. I'm ok with it though because I may get some extra crafting done while he is cracking open the books.

I started to craft again after a long hiatus. It's been great and here is a BACK TO SCHOOL WREATH. I love it and in fact have to make another as I gave this to a wonderful teacher at my son's school and it was so easy to do.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Haven't scrapped in so long

I haven't scrapped in what seems like forever.  That makes me sad. So last Sunday my friend Heather who is recovering from surgery asked me over, along with my friend Eryn. What could be better? A drop by visit to Heather's by my life long BFF Diana! :) Now if I could only get my other BFF Jill to come scrap with us then I would be even more excited!

At Heather's I didn't do as much as I wanted, I never do when we are all together as we are usually too busy socializing.  A lot of my scrapping stuff is boxed up as our basement carpet is getting put in sometime soon, or at least I hope soon! But I did get 4 cards done. It was great to feel paper and such in my hands again!

Sunday, June 5, 2011


I'm so excited.

For my birthday last week my amazing fantastic husband bought me a Gypsy and 4 cartridges.

Now to figure out how to use it. And I will along with my scrap soul sistas Eryn and Heather. (They both got one too).

So stayed too for some creations.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Present a gift card

Today I attended the baby shower of a very special person. A few of us decided to go in on a gift certificate. I wanted to present it in a different way other than a card. After searching I found a fantastic idea at  Tx Scrapper Mom, if you have never checked her blog please do. She does amazing work.

So here's my take on the gift card present which was a huge hit at the shower.

I used my cricut to cut the duck - I just got Seasme Street so Ernie's rubber ducky was perfect for this, because you know Rubber ducky is the one! ;)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Subway Art

I belong to an on-line scrapbooking group where I have met so many talented ladies.  One of them, Marie had created some beautiful Subway Art. I loved it so much I decided to make it for my sister Susan and hubby Kevin for Christmas.

This is it.

Isn't it great - I think that this would be make a great wedding gift or a nice Valentine's Day gift.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

More blog candy

Go check out Paper Patch Crafts and follow her. She has wonderful work to share as well.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Blog Candy

Check out Scrapbooking for Fun, become a follower and leave a comment and the fabulous prize and while your there check out her work - it's fantastic!

Happy 1-1-11

It's the new year. What a better way to start fresh than on 1-1-11.

I've decided on some life changes in many aspects of my life. Changes in my personal being, my marriage, my parenting, my friends, my family. I need to make my life healthy in all aspects.

With that being said I need to a place to talk about just that and my scrapbooking blog isn't the place to do that. So I've created a NEW BLOG in addition to this one where I can just talk about these changes. This is something I set up long ago but never followed through. It's a new year and I am no longer procrastinating. :)

I hope you will follow along.