Saturday, December 31, 2011

Crop time

Hope you will join in!!! Lots of inspiration to be had.. and lots of fun too!

and have you seen the January kit from the Nook???

It is FULL of Lilybee Head over Heels.. check out this page I did and a sneak of another ;)
 I love the index cards and the sticker sheets are great for layering!
 here is my sneaky peek... ;)

Friday, December 30, 2011

One last weee Nook post :)

... for 2011... using the December Nook kit - full of Crate Paper Peppermint!

Just a simple little birthday card made for one of our Nook members who is celebrating a birthday today!
I was thinking that this pretty pink paper would be perfect for a baby girl card too! I love how it mixes with the pale aqua and white too :)

It's almost a new month and a new kit too!! I am playing along in January, although it is my off month.. is is a good kit!!! Loads of Lilybee to be had!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Girlie Girl

Yes, she certainly is.. my girl is so girly it is really crazy. It is even more evident given she has 2 older brothers. This year she has been more and more girly... this was her on her 2nd bday..almost a year ago!
This month all the DT at Jillibean Soup needed to make 1 project using only a 6x6 paper pad sheets! This was my take. I used a lot of the different pads together - a lot of the patterns and shades really do work well together!

I added in a few kraft tags with Jillibean twine and some diecut stickers too. I love the little wooden buttons that Jillibean came out with at summer CHA!!! The flower is so cute :)
But, my new fave is the Raisins paper from the Sweet & Sour line.  I posted a few weeks ago, a page I had done for Scrapbook Circle using it and punched the letters from it.. I did the same thing here to write fabulous.. they are a little bit smaller - but love that look! and so easy too:
I also love the new font for the corrugated alphas - and the white takes mist so well - some Maya Mist added to these ones to make them pink!
Hope you will check out the Jillibean Blog daily - there is lots going on and you could be Soup Spotted!! Did you know Jillibean is in Pinterst too!!! Make sure you post your creations there and note Jillibean in the description.. we could pin you!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas 2011

is over at our place. All the gifts are gone - and all the food has been eating. The kids are busy playing with their new goodies and starting to get bored with each

Hope all you readers are enjoying a happy holiday with your family and friends!

Here today to share a page I did using some good ol' member inspiration for My Scrapbook Nook using the December kit - featuring Crate Paper Peppermint.

I chose to lift a page by the super talented Becky Williams and came up with this page:

I also had the Pebbles ribbon add-on for this month's kit and added some of the beautiful green ribbon with some foam holly I found at a craft store.

I added in lots of little strips from the one of the papers in the kit that look like little gift tags and pop dotted them!
A few little snowflakes and bling.. and voila!

Please join us on the My Scrapbook Nook forum - we always have tons of challenges and inspiration going on!

Friday, December 23, 2011


from our home to yours this Christmas.. a few cards I made using Christmas Eve Chowder for Jillibean Soup this month!

We have lots of fun stuff coming up over at Jillibean Soup in January - and CHA is just around the corner again!!!
Can't wait :)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Been in the Holiday Spirit!!

As I am sure most of you are - been busy at home baking, creating, wrapping... I have been playing with the Holly Jolly collection from Echo Park that I had this month for Let's Capture Our Memories!

Here are some projects that I made - they all took almost no time at all and were fun to do too!

A holiday paper banner for my dreary cubicle at work:
It was a lot of fun to make this - my boys helped.. and they want me to make some for home too! I think we will do that next year for sure!
A cute and easy little treat container for my desk:
I happen to LOVE those Maya Road snowflakes!!!

And I also made a couple more gift card envelopes for my co-workers too:
Seriously, can you believe Christmas is almost here!!
Where has the time gone!

All the best to you and yours this holiday season!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Scrapbook Circle - January!

Check out the loveliness that you will find in the January kit from Scrapbook Circle!

 It is a great mixture of Pebbles, MME, Fancy Pants and Glitz too!

I LOVE all the embellies in this kit!! I have already cut into it - and it is such a great kit!!!

Make sure you check out the Scrapbook Circle kit on New Years' Day to see all the great ideas that the Design Team has been working on!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Snow Day

Just sharing another page using the December kit from My Scrapbook Nook - featuring Crate Paper Peppermint!

It is a gorgeous collection - lots of possibilities for non- holiday related pages, and this time, I wanted to do a wintery page vs. a Christmassy one :)

Here it is all messy and yet lots of white space too!
I love how Crate Paper distresses nicely - and not too crazy either. I love the torn look with these photos of the boys. Definitely a more rougher look. Of course, I couldn't resist adding in more baker's twine from the Twinery too. Love that red colour!
I still have a few more projects to share with my Nook kit...stick around ;)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

 (lift top to insert a gift card and note)

Every day from December 1th to 25th, one Nook friend will host a giveaway on her blog as part of the Nook Advent Calender.
All the projects every day have been awesome.. go back and catch up if you have missed some days!

There has been a post every day on the Nook blog where you will find a link to the host of the day. If you click on today's post you will be directed to.... ME :)  If you came from the Nook blog - Welcome :)

Here is a list of all the participants and their blogs:
1 Hilde 
4 Lisa J 
5 Pam 
7 Mag 
8 Monique 
Kate Vickers
10  Sherri 
13 Carol 
15 Tanya 
17 Nenne 
18 Nicole *you are here*
20 Marinette 
22 Samantha 
24 Jennie
25 Leah

You don't want to forget to hop on over to Leah Killian's blog and get entered for the grand prize sometime between now and Christmas Morning. You could win a free subscription to the always inspiring Nook kits!

Don't forget to check out every day on the Nook blog to see who the host of the day is, and to visit their blog to get some great inspration.

To celebrate my day for the Advent Calendar Day, I am offering up a little RAK to the lucky winner.

Here is what you have to do to enter the draw for the RAK:

1) leave me a comment on this post
2) Follow me on my blog if you are already a follower, let me know ;)

Deadline: Sunday December 25th 11.59 pm CST to enter!

I will draw a name on Boxing Day and the winner will have three days to claim the prize!

Good luck :)

Friday, December 16, 2011

wow, it's the middle of December.

This month has flown by - it seems like just yesterday I posted about the beginning of Christmas!

Needless to say - Christmas aside, this has been a busy month for us in our house. Emotionally draining, and adding Christmas into the mix has made it physically draining too!

For those who know me well, they know - well, I am a planner. I make lists, get things accomplished - I just get stuff done.  I hate being late, missing a deadline and feel so much guilt or anxiety as one comes looming near if I am not done!

This is why I get things done early. For example, Christmas shopping. HATE IT.

Yes, I am a female - and I basically hate shopping. In stores that is. Online, I am fine with :) I hate the pushyness at the malls and stores this time of year.  It is so sad that everyone is hustling and pushy and some even down right mean.. that is certainly not what the holidays are about. So - I avoid the malls and the stores like the plague, by shopping early - yes, I miss out on lots of deals - and buying online. WHY?

1) It is much less of a hassle. No pushing, no shoving. In and out
2) I get the gifts I want. No need to waste times driving around looking for something that is potentially sold out everywhere.
3) A lot of the stores have online shipping for free or cheap this time of year. Sometimes all that gas wasted driving around is just not worth it!
4) Have you ever dragged 3 kids with you Christmas shopping = not fun. :)

So, I am done - all the gifts purchased and wrapped. Yes, done. All the baking done. It is time for this busy mama to rest and relax and enjoy some peace. Sit in front of the tree with some egg nog and watch a good holiday movie.

But, first,  I wanted to share with you a quick holiday card I made a long time ago for Jillibean Soup for CHA using Christmas Eve Chowder:

PEACE to you all :)

May the holidays be much less hustle and bustle and much for peaceful!

Thursday, December 15, 2011


A few of us over at Jillibean Soup had the opportunity this month to use a sketch created by Becky Fleck from Pagemaps for her December PageMaps.

Here is my take on the sketch I used:
I used a good mix of different Jillibean Soup lines for this page - Homemade 6 Bean Soup, Apple CheddarHearty Barley and Sweet & Sour Soup. The onlu think that isn't Jillibean on this page is the brown twine and the little Papertrey Ink heart tag. I love how all the Jillibean lines work together - or on their own.

Please check out all the gorgeous Jillibean Soup on the December Pagemaps !

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Note to Self

Is the name of this months kit at Scrapbook Circle.. I shared a page with you last week of myself.. and I wanted to share another page today of my favorite little girl using the same kit!
I just love all that is in this kit - I so love how Lisa manages each month to mix and match the perfect things for her kits!!! This one is no exception.  Of course, you know how fond I am of Jillibean Soup - and the Sweet and Sour line - and there were some bits and pieces of it in this kit :)  Mix that with some Pink Paislee, October Afternoon and American Crafts = WHAMMO - gorgeous kit!  I went a little pennant banner shape crazy this month.. ;)

Check out the shop and the blog for tons of DT inspiration daily with the December kit!! And just wait until you see what we have lined up for January :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A few cards from my Nook kit!

Just stopping by to share a few quick gift card cards that I made for the teacher's gift cards this year. I added in a few little paper bags to slide the gift cards in - but everything else is in the My Scrapbook Nook December kit!
 For the two wreath cards, I punched some shapes and folded them... added some bling and pearls.. and there you have it :)
 I like this one the best. The wreath was made with a bunch of 1/2" cirlces folded together.
I love the little tree made from rolled paper.
Hope you will stop by, if you haven't already , and checked out all the fun stuff and great challenges we have going on over at the Nook!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Fun with cardboard!!!

This month's kit at Scrapbook Circle has a corrugated cardboard sheet in it! I was tasked to use this item in a certain way and I actually came up with a few things. I used the majority of the sheet to make this mini album:
All the little bits of goodies in this kit were great additions to use in the mini album - I even used some Elle's Studio tags from the Nov. Kit from Scrapbook Circle too!

Sorry, the pic of the inside is kind of small...but you can see I punched and cut out some more shapes from the cardboard sheet for embellies inside the book too!
I really love being challenged to use a product in a different way!

I also used it instead of a piece of paper on a layout I shared with you a few weeks ago here:
This time, I added some white paint to the cardboard and sanded it off to make the pennant shape!

Please make sure you are sharing your Scrapbook Circle kit creations with us on our facebook page!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

December Daily

I took the plunge and did a December Daily this year.. I have Echo Park Holly Jolly this month for
Let's Capture Our Memories DT work.. and it is so perfect for this!

 Lots of mist added to the cover of an old chipboard album, with some Holly Jolly chipboard too!
Here are a few of my fave pages from inside the book. You can see all of them over at the LCOM blog HERE
Love the journalling tag page from Echo Park and used it as a page for day 2:
I actually used a 6x6 paper pad instead of getting regular sized paper this month.. love all the punched out 25s for the last day!
 and since I was low on chipboard album pages, I threw in some tags and a Maya Road envelope - perfect for letters to Santa ;)
Hope you will check out the blog for tons of inspiratino from the Lets Capture Our Memories Marketing Team!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My Scrapbook Nook

This month at the Nook the December kit is full of Crate Paper Peppermint!!! It is such a fun and pretty kit!
Just wanted to share a page I did - that is not Christmassy at all ... I really wanted to show that although this is a Christmas themed kit - you can really do so much more with it!

 I added in some spoltches from my new October Afternoon mist.. I love the seafoam green/blue colour... and it is so good on dark colours! (thanks for the suggestion Sharon ;) )

I added lots of little pieces of paper in the form of tags and pennant shapes too. I love the red letters on the Crate Paper sticker sheet in the kit too!

We have lots of fun things going on this month over at My Scrapbook Nook - please stop by and say HI!

Friday, December 09, 2011


Yikes - seriously where did this year go to!!!

Thankfully, we have been quite fortunate up here in chilly Winterpeg as people across our country like to call our city! lol We have had relatively mild weather for this time of year - but we also have another 4 months of winter like weather to deal with!

Here today to help get us all into the Christmas spirit with a page I did for Jillibean Soup this month, oozing lots of Christmas Eve Chowder and some Petaloo products too! We are having a cross promo with them this month and were given some wicked flowers and holiday embellies to play with.

Anyways, here is a page I did with the Jillibean Soup - Christmas Eve Chowder line:

I just LOVE the new corrugated alphas - the font is super easy to use on pages of all types!! Plus, I used a 6x6 paper pack (Sweet &Sour line), and cut out the letters for the title - the "Christmas" ones. Love the font and I think it would be a great new embellie for JBS? Don't you?!

I am off work today - and off to finish my holiday shopping! Only 3 gifts left to get :)