Sunday, April 26, 2009

Challenge #9 Sisterhood of Scrap "Sock Hop"

My challenge today has to do with vinyl records -- those big, round black things that my kids wonder so much about :-) Listening to their music now on tiny iPods, who can blame them. LOL!

Records were usually 12 inches in size with the singles being 7 inches in size. Did you know that Elvis Presley sold the most records? -- over one billion record units sold worldwide!
So, here's your challenge:

~ Use either a 12-inch circle OR a 7-inch circle on your layout
~ Have the color black somewhere on your page
~ In honor of Elvis, include lots of BLING!
If you use one of these Top 20 Pop Billboard singles in your title, I'll add your name an extra time for the prize draw!

Take a look at this fabulous prize! A Basic Grey card kit (Porcelain), donated by my friend Deidre :-)

Link your layout from your blog or gallery in the comments for everyone to see!!! All challenges are due by April 30th for the Sisterhood of Scrap "Sock Hop".

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Challenge #6 Sisterhood of Scrap "Sock Hop"

What is a Sock Hop?? It's a dance that became popular during the 1950's. These dances were often in school gyms and to keep from marking up the floors, dancers would remove their shoes and dance in their socks. Socks also made it easier for dancers to twist and slide!

My challenge for today has to do with the color white -- the color of socks :-) CREATE a layout using all white! Your photo(s) can be color or black/white.

Here's a layout I created a few weeks ago using all white papers and embellishments. I thought it would be tough but it turned out to be one of my favorite layouts.
(Thanks to a DT member on Scrap My Memories for the idea for this challenge)

Here's the prize you're playing for today -- a Crate Paper "Mia" Collection!

Link your layout from your blog or gallery in the comments for everyone to see!!! All challenges are due by April 30th for the Sisterhood of Scrap "Sock Hop".

A Thousand Words Thursday (and a woodpecker video)

Cheaper Than Therapy

Luke and Timothy went on a short hike behind our house. I kindof cringe when I hand the camera to them, but they always bring back some great pictures -- and they haven't dropped it yet!

Luke also took this video of a woodpecker. Isn't it awesome!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

a layout and a card.....

for the "Rock Around The Clock" crop at Sisterhood of Scrap.

Challenge 4 - Jennifer's song title challenge:

and Challenge 1 -- Deanne's inspiration challenge:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sweeter than apple pie

This is my layout for Candace's "Rock Around the Clock" challenge. When I listened to the song "Lollipop, Lollipop", I knew I had the perfect pictures for a layout! I even used "Lollipop Shoppe" papers, by Basic Grey :-)

Just a quick post...

I've been so busy spring-cleaning :-) It's a big house! Working on the kitchen today.

Anyway, I wanted to say I am stopping with posting my "365 Photos" project. I am still taking pictures, I just will be posting them on my Facebook instead. I'll keep my blog for more scrappy things.

Also, don't forget to drop by Sisterhood of Scrap. We've got a crop going on all week with lots of prizes to be given away!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

layouts from this week

I bought some Webster's Pages papers with my last order from Scrap My Memories. May just have to get some more! I used a mixture of product for this layout. I think the green check was something I had when I started WAY back when!

I used a PageMaps sketch for this layout and some of the wonderful Basic Grey Marrakech!

More of the Imaginisce Twitterpated. Don't tell me you don't have pics like this :-)

Imaginisce again -- All Kinds of Happy line

Monday, April 13, 2009


I used some Imaginisce TWITTERPATED for this layout -- love the look of this paper! I cut the trees from some patterned paper and added an adorable foxy rubon :-)

See it again in this layout. Did a little paper piecing -- it's been a while since I used that technique! See my challenge at Lovebug Scrapbooking.

For this layout I used Scrap My Memories April kit. Photos of two of my sons getting baptised. This layout is for our Sisterhood of Scrap challenge this week -- check it out!

Another layout using the SMM April kit. One of the times when I put the kids in the tub together :-)


April 11

This is Jessica's mark :-) As long as I see balled up socks left around the house, I know all is well with her!

April 12
Easter Sunday morning -- seriously :-) We raked the lawn the day before.

Friday, April 10, 2009

A birthday!!!

Sisterhood of Scrap is TWO years old, and we are so excited! Join us April 19th-26th as we have a week long online crop -- we're rockin' around the clock!

a few photos....

Still working on my 365 Photo Project :-)

April 6
I baked bread today.

April 7
Luke relaxing on the couch.

April 8
I made a fondant cake -- first time ever wotking with fondant.

April 9
Another shot of Charley.

April 10
Photo of our bay, very early this morning. We have a few small icebergs.

Monday, April 6, 2009

new challenge posted.....

at Sisterhood of Scrap. Check it out!

Here's my layout:

I used the kit I bought from Scrap My Memories.

my photo project

April 1
We traveled to Grand Falls for the Kiwanis Music Festival. Jessica, Shanlee and Benjamin playing DS in the car.

April 2
Benjamin bought a new hamster. Meet Charley :-)
April 3
Our first BBQ of the year!

April 4
My cut daffodils have bloomed.

April 5
The kids love nuts -- especially when they get to crack them open.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sisterhood sponsor

This month at Sisterhood of Scrap we have another fabulous sponsor!

Beatriz has donated 2 card kits to 2 lucky winners!

"Dream Designs Kits are selected for you from the best products like papers, cardstock, embellishments, buttons, flowers, ribbons etc. You will love to unwrap your Kit, savouring all of the products that perfectly complement each other. At Dream designs, we aim to provide unique and fun kits that will stimulate your senses, and awaken your creativity! Remember that kits are limited, so grab yours before they sell out.We also have beautiful scrapbooking products, most of them with a shabby chic style!"

Beatriz has a wonderful style -- just LOVE it! Take a look at her blog for some of her work.

I hope you are enticed to buy something from her store :-) Every $40 spent gets you a FREE kit!

Friday, April 3, 2009

photo challenge

Susan challenged us on Sisterhood of Scrap to post 2 favorite photos from this past week -- one with people, and one without.
On Wednesday we traveled out of town to the Kiwanis Music Festival. Jessica and her friend Shanlee were both taking part. Our trip served another purpose as well -- Shanlee is moving away and this was our last outing with her and her mom. We went mini-golfing -- in the dark! So neat!
I took this photo with the flash on (so we could actually see everyone!)

....and this one with no flash. The pictures on the wall were really cool!

More photos...

March 26
This is where I find Benjamin when I come downstairs every morning.

March 27
We had a homeschool get-together this evening -- saying good-bye to a family of homeschoolers. One of the little boys brought a cake for snack.

March 28
Another cake I did this weekend.

March 29
Jessica decorated a chocolate cake for us.

March 30
Jessica and Benjamin playing DS.

March 31
We pulled the wallpaper off the kitchen walls. Jessica loves to help :-)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Seven Up!

I was tagged by Jillian.

Go to the photos folder on your computer.
Go to the seventh folder of photos.
Go to the seventh photo.
Put the seventh photo on your blog along with a description.
Invite seven friends to join.

This photo was taken in June 2005. My daughter was so pleased that she had found me a "9-leaf clover" :-)
If you read this post, consider yourself tagged!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Scrapbook Heaven's April kit

I had so much fun with this kit and couldn't wait to show you my layouts!!

April's Asian Buffett Only $24.99 -- on sale now!

These are photos of my oldest son -- he was the first great-grandchild on Devin's side of the family. (Also, the second great-grandson in the pictures)

Took these pictures in 2002 -- a visit to Ontario with Devin's grandfather. Precious memories :-)

Love this photo of my paternal great-grandparents! Gives me just a glimpse into the past :-)

Aren't these little Asian girl cut-outs the cutest!?! Picture of my Jessica working on a CD recording.

Thanks for looking!!