Friday, July 1, 2011

Bad blogger!

Apparently when I took  my holiday to the USA, I forgot all about blogging - oops!  We've had a busy month, sold our house (while we were away!), decided to build and had to find a place to rent for the next 6ish months.  It's been a whirlwind, and I can't wait for July 15th when we'll be all moved and things will settle down!

I have a lot of pages I haven't posted, I will do that over the next few days but for now I want to share a super exciting challenge over at Scrap Orchard - this is the first week so I'll keep reminding you about it til you go and enter some of the challenges!  It's fun, and you could win AN IPAD2!!!!!  It's a non-elimination contest, you get points for everything you complete, every point gets you an entry into the draw for the prizes.  Last year I won the iPod Touch on the staff side of the contest, very exciting!!!

So go check it out!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Random pages

Just a couple of random pages.  Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Better Together
 My friend's twins and their older sister.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Biggest Loser -Orchard Style

This is my page for the first Mini challenge at Scrap Orchard's Biggest Loser contest.  It's a weight loss contest/challenge, and my team is rocking it!  The challenge was to create a page about why you need to lose the weight and how it affects your life. 

Biggest Loser
Journaling: My weight has always been an issue, ever since high school. If I knew then what I know now, there’s no way I would have thought I was ‘fat’ back then - but I did think that. And now, years later when I am needing to take off half my weight, I NEED to do it. For me, so I’m not tired and I feel healthy again. For him, so I can be a better wife and have the energy to do things again. And most importantly, for her - so I can be the mom I want to be. I want to be able to chase after her and not be out of breath after 2 seconds. I want her to live in a house where there CAN be cookies and chips on occasion and mommy doesn’t eat them all. I want her to have a normal life and have a mommy she can look up to and want to be like. I want to be able to get pregnant again and give her a sibling, and at my current weight that’s not looking like it’s going to happen. Right now, sadly, I don’t want her to be like me - I want her to be healthy, and to do that, I need to show her how. So that’s why and how I’m starting the Biggest Loser challenge at scrap Orchard - for me, my hubby and for her. ~May 2011
Moments like This kit - Captivated Visions and Micheline Martin
In the News Alpha - Tracie Stroud
Templates: All stacked up samplers - Captivated Visions
Font - DJB Lizi

Friday, May 20, 2011

And a week goes by ...

And a week goes by just like that!  I was so tired from NSD I took a little break from scrapping, but I'm back and raring to go now!  I've done a couple pages this week, and I'm so excited because one of my friends, Lita, has gone back to designing!  She retired a few months back and I'm so happy to see her back to designing.  See yesterday's post for more info!

For now, here are a few pages I have done this week, and a few from April's issue of Scrapbook News and Review.  Thanks for visiting!

 Toy Story 3

All about taking my dd to her first theater experience

Me time: Chick Click kit - Jenn Barrette and Kristen Cronin-Barrow
You've got a Friend kit - Mandabean
You've got a Friend add on - Mandabean
Gimme Layers with Words Vol. 1 - Cluster Queen Creations

 Our Princess

Journaling: Kaitlyn at 6 weeks old with her first photo session at Grandma’s photo studio. You are already our little princess and we love you so much.

Fairy Princess kit - Happy Scrap Girl and GG Digital Designs
Bordered Vol. 1 - geniaBeana
Font - DJB Christy

Stay True

Moment kit - Red Ivy Designs
Sidekicks Pack 10 - Fizzy Pop Designs

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Litabells Designs is back!

Litabells Designs is back to designing!  I was so excited when I saw on her personal facebook page that she was coming back to designing, I just had to ask her for a spot on her CT - and she said yes! :)  I was a guest for her late last year, and then was asked to stay on, but the next month she retired so I was totally bummed.  Now, she's back and better than ever with an amazing new kit and some older goodies in her new store at The Digi Chick.  Check it out!  Here are a couple pages with what she's released this week.

 Capture the Moment

Moments kit - Litabells Designs
May Flowers templates - Busy Bee Designs
 Can't See Me
Journaling: You make me smile when you are three. You like to play hide and seek with us, but you constantly give away where you’re hiding because you giggle and shriek. Mommy just has to say “Kaitlyn, where are you? I can’t find you!” and you’ll yell out “I’m hiding!” If you don’t run of and hide when we play you cover your eyes and you’re so silly you think we can’t see you if you cover your eyes. We play along because it’s funny and because you love it when we play along like that. Silly goose, we love you!

Spring Blooms - Litabells Designs
Head Start Vol. 2 - Litabells Designs
Font - Kristen ITC

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A 2-pager

I don't do 2 page layouts very often, usually only when I have to or I find a template I love.  This is the template one :)   I did this for a friend of mine, Carley.

Lost in Rio - Joyce Paul
Alpha - Inkabet Alpha - Faith True
Get 'em Scrapped 2 - ChrissyW

The post monster

The post monster ate this post.

You know the one I'm talking about - when you're just about finished your post, you go to hit save and you accidentally hit the wrong button?  Ya, that one. 

I had a HUGE post with all my iNSD scraps on it.  The great (and not so great) thing about Blogger is that it auto-saves your posts for you so you don't have to worry about it.

But when everything gets highlighted and your daughter types over it, and it auto-saves a second later, everything gets lost.


So this post is pretty boring now - I'll have to redo the other one, but I just wanted to post about the post monster - well played, PM, well played.

Post Monster 1 
Trina 0

Til next time...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bring It challenge

I'm hosting the 'Bring it' challenge at Scrap Orchard this month.  It's mean for you to bring your A game and think outside the box and I like trying to find attainable challenges that stimulate your creativity every time I get to host this challenge.  This month, I decided to make the members do a page using NO SOLIDS.  Yes, that's right, only patterened paper.  I love papers and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!  This is my page for my challenge, a RAK for my friend Carley.

Photo: Carley Hague

Monday, May 2, 2011

Go vote! Please?

It's Election Day here in Canada, I hope if you're Canadian and reading this that you get out there to vote today!  I am voting after work, I'm interested to see how the dynanics of Canadian politics are going to change (if at all) from this election.  I'm a bit tired of voting, as this is our 4th federal election in 7 years, but I'll get out there and vote anyways.

I have a couple pages I did over the weekend to share!  I'm really into photo-less pages right now, which is why 2 of the 3 of these are photoless lol.


A page about the scariest word I've ever heard in relation to my health. Thankfully, it turned out to be benign.

Back Off kit - Captivated Visions and Laura Banasiak
Sassy Starters Tell it - Nanie's Designs
Font: Myraid Pro

Journaling: Kaitlyn and Kenner - you two are cousins that don’t get to see each other very often as you live so far apart, but when you do get together you always seem to have fun! Kenner takes good care of Kaitlyn and keeps her amused, and both of you love chasing each other around and making funny faces and laughing. It warms my heart to see how the two of you interact. These photos are from June, 2009 when Lacey, Bill and Kenner came home to Canada to visit and the two of you played in the playhouse for a long time.

iGrow bundle - Ziggle Designs and SuzyQ Scraps
All Stacked Up Clusters Vol. 2 - Captivated Visions


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Digi-scrapping friends

You know when you really love something, you want everyone to know about it and do it?  That's how I feel about digi-scrapping, and I always love when people ask me how to get started in it because they love my pages.  I sat down with a local friend yesterday to try and show her the ropes - she already had photoshop experience with her photography business, so it was a breeze, really, she understood the concepts, just had to put them together.  I'm excited that if she keeps being interested I'll have a local friend to scrap with - while I'm part of a few digital communities, I haven't had many friends I can scrapbook with in the same room.  So I'm excited to get to do that hopefully soon :)

I have a few pages I could post this week, you can see them all here.

Cool Dude
This is my nephew lookin like a Cool Dude :)

Sunshine Day
Journaling: July, 2009 - we went on a road trip to Spokane, Seattle, Vancouver and then home. It was really hot out (because it was July!) but we found some fun things to do, including riding a gondola over the Spokane Falls in downtown Spokane, Washington. It was stifling hot in there but you thought it was fun to crawl around on the floor of the gondola. You were pretty good natured about the heat (even though mommy and daddy were complaining about it) and you looked so sweet playing in the sunshine. You stood up using mommy’s legs (you weren’t walking yet) and gave me this smile as if to say “It’s OK mommy, life is all about the sunshine.” You are so adorable, my sunshine girl!

Me, Myself and I - Eva Kipler and Kate Hadfield
Maths Class Alpha - Kate Hadfield
Llightroom Preset - Aged Photo
DJB Marla Script

Lift of nietis' One Spring Day:

You are my Sunshine